Friday Morning News Dump

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1 yaaay

Posted by: Satan early up and at 'em at January 15, 2016 09:36 AM (MaaAj)

2 foist, too. Watched some of the debate(s). Not enough to keep me awake.

Posted by: Satan early up and at 'em at January 15, 2016 09:36 AM (MaaAj)

3 Hey Walmart, how's that new higher minimum wage working out?

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 15, 2016 09:37 AM (gyKtp)

4 Miss Lindsay to endorse Bush, could push !beJ over the 5 percent mark. Trump and Cruz might as well quit now.

Posted by: Satan early up and at 'em at January 15, 2016 09:37 AM (MaaAj)

5 Go fourth!

Posted by: Semi-engaged scroller at January 15, 2016 09:38 AM (LQLeS)

6 Not good for Walmart.

Posted by: HH at January 15, 2016 09:38 AM (DrCtv)

7 willowed-

"We have a special problem in America, and that is that the Democrats are more crime syndicate than political party".


And so Kevin Williamson raises the battle cry against corruption. Sure, there are Mitch McConnell's out there that need fighting against but, as KW details, there are lots more Hillary Clinton types that are a helluva lot more of a present danger to the heath and welfare of the American Republic.

A must read!

http://bit.ly/1ZAnX2f

Posted by: MTF at January 15, 2016 09:38 AM (TxJGV)

8 Top 10!

Posted by: Weasel at January 15, 2016 09:39 AM (6xtq3)

9 16,013.62-365.43 (-2.23%)

Weeee!

Posted by: DJIA Death Watch at January 15, 2016 09:40 AM (evdj2)

10 Heck, Top 8!!

Posted by: Weasel at January 15, 2016 09:40 AM (6xtq3)

11 Graham To Endorse..Bush?


Oh,..... the hell you say!

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at January 15, 2016 09:41 AM (WWdgA)

12 political poison: not news, because it's all pretty much Democrats

Posted by: Satan early up and at 'em at January 15, 2016 09:41 AM (MaaAj)

13 Folk singer will be lucky to merely be beheaded. Dumbass.

Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 09:41 AM (bYGAR)

14 Gradually, then suddenly.

Posted by: DJIA Death Watch at January 15, 2016 09:41 AM (evdj2)

15 Good Morning!

Posted by: Carol at January 15, 2016 09:42 AM (sj3Ax)

16
Ahhhhh, I love a good dump at the end of the week.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 15, 2016 09:42 AM (j4wsR)

17 RE: Graham endorsing Bush - no surprise that a member of the establishment endorses another clueless member of the establishment.

RE: Obama called Child. Thank heavens he isn't running because no one in this campaign would be madder than he once he read about it.

RE: Chipotle - you're going the way of Chi-Chi's. Lie back, close your eyes, and turn to the light.

RE: Saudis and Oil Cuts. And not just them - it couldn't happen to a better set of nations.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - the Outrage Outlet - Proud Sponsors of Clash Of Champions at the Iowa Caucus-Dome! at January 15, 2016 09:42 AM (hLRSq)

18 Not good for Walmart.
Posted by: HH at January 15, 2016 09:38 AM (DrCtv)


Wal-Mart should, if it's not already, be a leading economic indicator.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at January 15, 2016 09:42 AM (WWdgA)

19 Weep for the Walmartians. I'll miss their exposed fat rolls, shocking pink tights, and hairnets. I'll miss the women, too.

Posted by: Semi-engaged scroller at January 15, 2016 09:42 AM (LQLeS)

20 Graham promises to raise Jeb's voter ration from 5% to 3%.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 15, 2016 09:43 AM (gyKtp)

21 Chipotle Will Close All Stores For A Day To Deal With Food Safety

Ineffective gimmick - their problems are systemic and just taking a day to talk about cleaning the restaurants isn't going to do squat.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at January 15, 2016 09:43 AM (PFy0L)

22
Retail sales were down in December and they're blaming the weather. Yes, it was too warm for people to shop for winter apparel. Amazing that warm or cold people aren't buying. But at least it's the weather to blame and not this super duper robust economy.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 15, 2016 09:43 AM (OE2ur)

23 The first thought I had when Christie called Obama a petulant child was liberals are going to freak out and find some way to say it was racist. They are beyond predictable and beyond parody.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 15, 2016 09:43 AM (/tuJf)

24 Morning, all!

Gloom and doom for Walmart AND Chipotle. Huh.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 15, 2016 09:43 AM (NOIQH)

25 Anyone own stock in Walmart and Chipotle?

Posted by: Semi-engaged scroller at January 15, 2016 09:44 AM (LQLeS)

26 19 Weep for the Walmartians. I'll miss their exposed fat rolls, shocking pink tights, and hairnets. I'll miss the women, too.
Posted by: Semi-engaged scroller at January 15, 2016 09:42 AM (LQLeS)


Shit...........

*mops up coffee*

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at January 15, 2016 09:44 AM (WWdgA)

27
Folk Singer Will Travel To Syria To Play A Concert For Peace



I gave my love a chicken
That had no bone....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaBK0dBV47E

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 15, 2016 09:45 AM (kdS6q)

28 The Union Of Concerned Weasel Dicks has just endorsed Jeb! too.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 15, 2016 09:45 AM (gyKtp)

29 That folk singer is like a person whose view of nature comes from watching Disney movies. Said person then hikes through Yellowstone and tries to make friends with a hungry grizzly bear, with predictable results.

Posted by: PabloD at January 15, 2016 09:45 AM (f33hE)

30 Looks like this dead horse is gonna get beat some more. This is either pre-planned or coincidence, but a supposed unaffiliated lawyer in Texas has filed a suit regarding Cruz's citizenship status.

https://tinyurl.com/gup7egp

*autoplay warning at the top of relevant debate clip*

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at January 15, 2016 09:46 AM (AJeMv)

31 Retail sales were down in December and they're
blaming the weather. Yes, it was too warm for people to shop for winter
apparel. Amazing that warm or cold people aren't buying. But at least
it's the weather to blame and not this super duper robust economy.

Posted by: TheQuietMan

I can never figure out the winter apparel shopping thing. How much do people buy, In November I haul out the same winter apparel that I've worn for the past 8 years. It will probably be good for another 8. About every 2 years, I buy a pair of shoveling gloves. That's about it.
This is an economic indicator?

Posted by: Bruce at January 15, 2016 09:46 AM (8ikIW)

32 THAT'S NOT FUNNY!

Posted by: Timothy Treadwell at January 15, 2016 09:46 AM (evdj2)

33 Anyone keep a list of all the derogatory words used to describe Bush?
I seem to recall monkey and chimp being popular --- so is that more/less racist than "child"?


So very sick of their exquisite sensitivity to imaginary racism, a/k/a "dogwhistles."

Posted by: Lizzy at January 15, 2016 09:47 AM (NOIQH)

34 That folk singer is like a person whose view of nature comes from watching Disney movies.

^^^^!

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at January 15, 2016 09:47 AM (WWdgA)

35 Walmart tried to court the left.Worked out well.

Posted by: steevy at January 15, 2016 09:47 AM (8HTq1)

36 some guy filing for judgement on Cruz birther thingy
http://tinyurl.com/gup7egp

Posted by: Illiniwek at January 15, 2016 09:48 AM (5Gpe2)

37 " a supposed unaffiliated lawyer in Texas has filed a suit regarding Cruz's citizenship status."

Great get it out of the way and settled now. He's clearly eligible.

Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 09:48 AM (GZ6Pf)

38 So very sick of their exquisite sensitivity to imaginary racism, a/k/a "dogwhistles."


Posted by: Lizzy

Like Orca using the tern "honey chil' " in the Wait Watchers commercials.
Is she the new Steppin Fetchit?

Posted by: Bruce at January 15, 2016 09:49 AM (8ikIW)

39 Posted by: Bruce at January 15, 2016 09:46 AM (8ikIW)

Well, if you have kids the winter coat that fit them last year may no fit themt this year.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 15, 2016 09:49 AM (M+RRn)

40 Feds Want To Lower Legal Driving Limit To One Drink

I see another "federal highway funding" extortion racket in our near future...

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at January 15, 2016 09:49 AM (jV8Mq)

41 Folk Singer Will Travel To Syria To Play A Concert For Peace

Request for infidel singer... play 'Fire and Rain' while we fire you up.

Posted by: ISIS at January 15, 2016 09:50 AM (fbovC)

42 " a supposed unaffiliated lawyer in Texas has filed a suit regarding Cruz's citizenship status."

Heh......

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at January 15, 2016 09:50 AM (WWdgA)

43 >> Said person then hikes through Yellowstone and tries to make friends with a hungry grizzly bear

What's sad is that I have read a news story (fairly recently) about how Yellowstone Rangers are fed up with stupid tourists attempting to get selfies with bears. Apparently some think it's a petting zoo and they can some how request/expect a man-to-bear interaction.
We are already in Idiocracy.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 15, 2016 09:50 AM (NOIQH)

44
Guess the party, HotAir edition:

Ignoring his legislature, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead pushes for Medicaid expansion
by Kristina Ribali

http://tinyurl.com/jov4op6


CTRL-F for "Republican" and you won't see the word until the comments.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 15, 2016 09:50 AM (kdS6q)

45 Well, if you have kids the winter coat that fit them last year may no fit themt this year.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke

I understand that. But most of the time the coat is still wearable by someone.
Or don't people do hand me downs/ups anymore?

Posted by: Bruce at January 15, 2016 09:50 AM (8ikIW)

46 Great. I have to take daughter and step-granddaughter to WallyWorld this weekend for after Christmas underwear shopping (if you think I am sending anyone to a store with my card without my personal supervision, think again). I suppose that means that the 'sales' won't be sales because they will jack up the prices to make up for stock tanking.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 15, 2016 09:50 AM (MIKMs)

47 >>Walmart tried to court the left.Worked out well.

I don't get why Republicans don't embrace Walmart. Make fun of the shoppers all you want but there are millions of them, in my neck of the woods they include lots of active and retired military.

These are the kind of Reagan Democrats Republicans have lost and the further the Dems move left the more they are up for grabs.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 15, 2016 09:51 AM (/tuJf)

48 Does the strong form of the NaturalBirther argument also disqualify Trump?

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at January 15, 2016 09:51 AM (evdj2)

49 Wal-Mart should, if it's not already, be a leading economic indicator.
The largest retailer in the world should be a leading indicator. My dad was a broker for 30 something years. He wasn't an "advice" guy, but one thing he told me about the US economy was: "Never underestimate the American public's capacity to consume."
Apparently WalMart has been overestimating for some time.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 15, 2016 09:52 AM (5buP8)

50 So anyway

There's this merry go round which has been at our beach since forever. 100 years plus. Its got panels at the top with typical scenes painted. Rural life, town scenes, kids, animals, etc.

One of them is of a black child playing with a chicken dated from 1905. It is, of course, the subject of a campaign to have it removed as 'racist' although nobody noticed that before and, frankly, I don't recall ever having seen it because merry go rounds don't stay still enough anyway.

So, our new County Executive, who is very cool, just announced she's going to turn the whole thing over to a historical preservation trust. No more merry go round for anybody. Put it in a box until everyone grows the eff up, basically.

Posted by: Bigby's Hand Waving a Hunnerd Dolla Bill at January 15, 2016 09:52 AM (3ZtZW)

51 M.A.D.D and their ilk are prohibitionist fascists, and need to be fought in much the same way gun controllers need to be fought: because it's never enough and they'll never stop.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 15, 2016 09:53 AM (XiVKO)

52 This is an economic indicator?

Posted by: Bruce at January 15, 2016 09:46 AM (8ikIW)




An excuse but the real reason. The Dow is down over 300 points today must be the weather too.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 15, 2016 09:53 AM (OE2ur)

53 I just dont drink and drive at all. period. Makes it easier. I can always go home and toss down a few later.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 15, 2016 09:53 AM (iQIUe)

54 Sounds like the Saudis see the future is fracking.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 15, 2016 09:53 AM (yeZ4s)

55 It is not a sign of a booming economy when even Wal-Mart is closing stores, but "things are not terrible."

Posted by: no good deed at January 15, 2016 09:53 AM (GgxVX)

56 What's sad is that I have read a news story (fairly recently) about how Yellowstone Rangers are fed up with stupid tourists attempting to get selfies with bears. Apparently some think it's a petting zoo and they can some how request/expect a man-to-bear interaction.
We are already in Idiocracy.
Posted by: Lizzy at January 15, 2016 09:50 AM (NOIQH)


There's a video floating around Facebook of some guy snuggling with a grizzly in a sanctuary compound, like it was a puppy. Don't know the backstory.

Sure, hey, cute........

...and one of the retards viewing it will invariably try it.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at January 15, 2016 09:54 AM (WWdgA)

57 >>But most of the time the coat is still wearable by someone.
Or don't people do hand me downs/ups anymore?

There are charity organization that collect used coats every fall for homeless people, families in need. Since we only have one kid, that's where ours go when he grows out of 'em. Do collection at church to make it easy.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 15, 2016 09:54 AM (NOIQH)

58 Put it in a box until everyone grows the eff up, basically.

Posted by: Bigby's

If you can't play nice with it, we'll give it to someone who can.

Posted by: Bruce at January 15, 2016 09:54 AM (8ikIW)

59 "I don't get why Republicans don't embrace Walmart"

Because Walmart sucks. It just does. It's poorly laid out, it's busy, there are never enough people to check you out so you stand in line for ever, the stores always look dated and dirty.



Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 09:54 AM (GZ6Pf)

60
Folk Singer to Travel to Syria to Play a Concert Host a Barbeque for Peace

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 15, 2016 09:55 AM (BK3ZS)

61
"We have a special problem in America, and that is that the Democrats are more crime syndicate than political party".


Geez, I've been saying that for years.

And the problem goes right into the bones of the bureaucracy, which becomes the money men and the enforcers for the crime family that supports them.

Gut it all and you gut the Left.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 15, 2016 09:55 AM (yeZ4s)

62 I forgo the rule as to how many yards they tell people to keep between them and animals. Even if the animal is a 100 feet away, you turn your back on them for your selfie, you have less time to react to them charging you.

ps: the nps has morphed into a bunch of leftards.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 15, 2016 09:56 AM (iQIUe)

63 Friends don't let friends drive drunk to Walmart.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at January 15, 2016 09:56 AM (u5gzz)

64 18 Not good for Walmart.
Posted by: HH at January 15, 2016 09:38 AM (DrCtv)


I wish they'd close some of the super walmarts and go back to the small ones. I hate going to the giant ones.

but then I shop at a grocery store the size of a walgreens.

Posted by: Lea at January 15, 2016 09:56 AM (lIU4e)

65 Wasn't it the CEO of Walmart's Sam's Club line of stores that is openly hostile to dealing with against white men at her stores' suppliers? The Walmart CEO backed her up after those comments on TV last month.

Walmart is Lefty and I will not weep for them.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 15, 2016 09:56 AM (NOIQH)

66 404 Cruz should have thought through how to finesse that "New York values" thing. Because he's right, and yet it came off poorly, and opened the door for a Trump counter-punch.

New Yorkers, and I am not one, but they seem to have a political group-think that is extremely liberal. They just voted in a Communist for Mayor! C'mon, that should be an easy arguement to articulate.

Yet, the way Cruz said it, the statement came off as an attack on each individual New Yorker, all of whom will feel personally offended.

Coming from the most articulate of a mostly articulate bunch, it was poor form, and makes me think that he knew he was taking a risk attacking Trump from that angle.

Posted by: OneEyedJack, now getting Willowed more than Willow at January 15, 2016 09:56 AM (kKHcp)

67 It is not a sign of a booming economy when even Wal-Mart is closing stores, but "things are not terrible."

Posted by: no good deed at January 15, 2016 09:53 AM (GgxVX)



If a Republican gets elected we'll begin to hear how bad things are and it will of course immediately be his fault. Couldn't possibly blame Prezzy Boyfriend for the shit economy

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 15, 2016 09:56 AM (OE2ur)

68 Dump diddy dump diddy dump dump dump

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 15, 2016 09:56 AM (Xo1Rt)

69 >>Because Walmart sucks. It just does. It's poorly laid out, it's busy, there are never enough people to check you out so you stand in line for ever, the stores always look dated and dirty.

I'm talking about from a voter standpoint. The fact that it is busy means there are lots of people (aka voters) there.

You don't have to shop there, although I do when I need staples that cost 40% more across the street, but harvest those voters. Their votes count as much as anyone else's.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 15, 2016 09:57 AM (/tuJf)

70 There are charity organization that collect used
coats every fall for homeless people, families in need. Since we only
have one kid, that's where ours go when he grows out of 'em. Do
collection at church to make it easy.


Posted by: Lizzy

I grew up with a large extended family of cousins my age. Clothes were always getting moved around.

Posted by: Bruce at January 15, 2016 09:57 AM (8ikIW)

71 I'd rather shop at a Walmart than a Target.

Except on EBT day, of course.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 15, 2016 09:57 AM (XiVKO)

72 Political Poison? Just another case of a tree falling in the forest and nobody hearing about it because Democrat.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at January 15, 2016 09:57 AM (t2KH5)

73
Because Walmart sucks. It just does.


I find they vary pretty strongly. One iss disorganized and slow, one a few miles further is bigger, cleaner, and more efficient.

Kind of like McDonalds.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 15, 2016 09:57 AM (yeZ4s)

74 Eventually they will make the law so that you can not have a single drink and drive. Because they want people to rely on public transportation. Because they are communists.

Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 09:58 AM (GZ6Pf)

75 Saudis see the future is fracking.

I just read the break even point for fracking is now $25 per barrel. So, expect a Saudi crackdown on its populace. They sure as hell won't be able to buy them off like they did during the Arab Spring. Imagine when they actually have to go to work in those jobs they currently import laborers to do.

Posted by: no good deed at January 15, 2016 09:58 AM (GgxVX)

76 New game:
Think of folk song titles for the deluded peacenik, and if necessary, change a word or two to make the titles appropriate.

Posted by: Semi-engaged scroller at January 15, 2016 09:58 AM (LQLeS)

77
I just dont drink and drive at all. period. Makes it easier. I can always go home and toss down a few later.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 15, 2016 09:53 AM (iQIUe)








Yeah. The legal thing is nothing to shake a stick at, but what really scares the crap out of me is the possibility that I might hurt someone out there, so I tend to overreact and just don't drink anything at all before I drive.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 15, 2016 09:58 AM (j4wsR)

78 Because Walmart sucks. It just does. It's poorly laid out, it's busy, there are never enough people to check you out so you stand in line for ever, the stores always look dated and dirty.

Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 09:54 AM (GZ6Pf)


I only go to Wal-Mart in emergencies and/or Amazon can't beat the price (rare). Ours here, are actually pretty good. I have no use for salespeople other than: "I want that one."

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at January 15, 2016 09:58 AM (WWdgA)

79 >>Feds Want To Lower Legal Driving Limit To One Drink

*puts tinfoil hat firmly in place*

Obama also just recently announced a big investment in driverless cars.

Well, wouldn't harassing drivers, making all the more of a pain to drive, be a benefit to driverless cars? It's like a perfect ad: you want to go out with friends, enjoy more than one glass of wine with dinner, but you can't because you have to drive home! *sad trombone!* If only you had a driverless car....

Posted by: Lizzy at January 15, 2016 09:59 AM (NOIQH)

80 53 I just dont drink and drive at all. period. Makes it easier. I can always go home and toss down a few later.

Uber is the active alcoholics best new friend. Srsly. It's especially handy when you're drinking in away venues. You don't even have to tell them where you are, they find you.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 15, 2016 09:59 AM (5buP8)

81 " harvest those voters. Their votes count as much as anyone else's."

I remember something about Walmart Voters during the last election cycle. They had a focus group made up of people who'd shopped at Walmart at least once in the past month or something.

Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 09:59 AM (GZ6Pf)

82 For someone whose supposedly not in it to win it (remember that strawman argument?) Trump sure is campaigning hard. He's doing a high school rally in Iowa in about 30 minutes from now.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at January 15, 2016 09:59 AM (AJeMv)

83 Folk Singer Will Travel To Syria To Play A Concert For Peace

Infidel to please play 'Eight Miles High' while we throw you off top of building.

Posted by: ISIS at January 15, 2016 09:59 AM (fbovC)

84 I can never figure out the winter apparel shopping thing. How much do people buy, In November I haul out the same winter apparel that I've worn for the past 8 years. It will probably be good for another 8. About every 2 years, I buy a pair of shoveling gloves. That's about it.
This is an economic indicator?
Posted by: Bruce at January 15, 2016 09:46 AM (8ikIW)

Silence, comrade! Failure to poorchase hat and scarf is crushing price of oil.

Your papers.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 15, 2016 10:00 AM (xuouz)

85 Darn it. I hope they don't close my walmart. It's less than 2 miles away and awesome. It has 4.1 stars in the Google reviews.

Posted by: chique testing testing at January 15, 2016 10:00 AM (ZKlDy)

86 There's a video floating around Facebook of some guy snuggling with a
grizzly in a sanctuary compound, like it was a puppy. Don't know the
backstory.
>>>

The backstory is they aren't coming for the snuggling.

Posted by: The Rapey Bear at January 15, 2016 10:00 AM (XtAzU)

87 Looking at a photo of Kylie Jenner as a HS cheerleader. Sheesh. She's so obviously gawky and anorexic. Doesnt have a muscle in her body. So how did she get on the squad?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 15, 2016 10:01 AM (iQIUe)

88 Of course the Democrazis are freaking out that anyone would call the President childish. They're all utterly puerile, nay, infantile.

And by saying the petulant man-child is just a petulant man-child, the Republicans were obviously just calling a spade a spade.



I'd self-denounce for that one, but I haven't had my coffee yet.

Posted by: mindful webworker - brat worst at January 15, 2016 10:01 AM (XtR0g)

89 I wish they'd close some of the super walmarts and go back to the small ones. I hate going to the giant ones.
but then I shop at a grocery store the size of a walgreens.
Posted by: Lea at January 15, 2016 09:56 AM (lIU4e)
______

Me too. My grocery is small and local and the WalMart I really liked was smaller and quirky. Only place I could buy tall stuff and extended-size socks locally and they had a great fabric and crafts section for school projects. The updating has made them all so generic, why bother. Just shop online.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 15, 2016 10:01 AM (MIKMs)

90 There's something happening here
What it is ain't exactly clear
There's a man with a gun over there
Holding a severed head by its hair

Think we gotta
STOP funding the guns and bombs
Ask these poor moose limbs just what's wroooooong.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 15, 2016 10:02 AM (xuouz)

91 Yellowstone Rangers are fed up with stupid tourists attempting to get selfies with bears

We went to Yellowstone five years ago. Saw two grizzlies with two cubs apiece. We watched in horror as a guy with a camera crept up as close as he could get. They day we entered the park, the husband of a wildlife biologist tracking the bears was mauled to death by a bear they had just tranqued and tagged.

Posted by: no good deed at January 15, 2016 10:02 AM (GgxVX)

92 Think of folk song titles for the deluded peacenik, and if necessary, change a word or two to make the titles appropriate.

====

This Train is Bombed for Glory ?

Posted by: Bigby's Hand Waving a Hunnerd Dolla Bill at January 15, 2016 10:02 AM (3ZtZW)

93
The Dow is down 400 points. Quick check the forecast it must be some weather related event or global warming.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 15, 2016 10:02 AM (OE2ur)

94 I'd love to change the world
...
But I don't know what to do
...
So I'll boycott those fucking Jewwwwws

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 15, 2016 10:02 AM (xuouz)

95 I'm actually wondering if the 'attacks' between Cruz and Trump aren't orchestrated.

If not, they sure picked some weak sauce to go after each other on.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 15, 2016 10:02 AM (yeZ4s)

96 I recently moved, and we have a nice Walmart Supercenter nearby (open 24/7). I do go there for convenience (especially when, say, son leaved ipad power cord in locker, run out of sugar, etc.), and a lot of their prices are better than Target. I still prefer/go to Target more often, though.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 15, 2016 10:02 AM (NOIQH)

97 Uber is the active alcoholics best new friend. Srsly. It's especially handy when you're drinking in away venues. You don't even have to tell them where you are, they find you.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 15, 2016 09:59 AM (5buP
===========
Maybe more difficult for women. Isnt Uber rapey-rapey?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 15, 2016 10:03 AM (iQIUe)

98 15,950.69-428.36 (-2.62%)

*gulp*

Posted by: DJIA Death Watch at January 15, 2016 10:03 AM (evdj2)

99 Calling TFG 'boy' is racist!


Ummm, nobody called him 'boy.'


SHUT UP H8r!!!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 15, 2016 10:03 AM (fWAjv)

100 >>Feds Want To Lower Legal Driving Limit To One Drink

====

Never touch the stuff, never touch it. Here, just two fingers.... *spreads fingers* Thenk yew very much...

WC Fields

Posted by: Bigby's Hand Waving a Hunnerd Dolla Bill at January 15, 2016 10:03 AM (3ZtZW)

101 I wish they'd close some of the super walmarts and go back to the small ones. I hate going to the giant ones.

The Super Wally's are convenient, but yeah, not really a fan.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at January 15, 2016 10:03 AM (WWdgA)

102 Folk songs for Syrian concert:

Your Land is My Caliphate
If I Had a Scimitar
Burn, Burn, Burn
Like a Rolling Head

Posted by: Semi-engaged scroller at January 15, 2016 10:04 AM (LQLeS)

103 And not that I'm completely absolutist about it, but Walmart buckled about selling no gun stuff at my local stores. Though they probably would have been robbed constantly if they hadn't.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 15, 2016 10:04 AM (XiVKO)

104 Graham's endorsement is good for another 5 point drop.


Which based on the last poll by NBC puts Jebbie the Hutt at zero.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at January 15, 2016 10:04 AM (t2KH5)

105 78 Because Walmart sucks. It just does. It's poorly laid out, it's busy, there are never enough people to check you out so you stand in line for ever, the stores always look dated and dirty.

Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 09:54 AM (GZ6Pf)

Actually, WalMart is laid out beautifully. For WalMart. There's a subset of the building arts that only studies consumer traffic. They run sophisticated modeling and predictive behavior software, then merchandise accordingly. We buy a ton of groceries from WalMart. great prices, their house brand is good to pretty damn good. And, the people who work there are amazingly helpful, once you engage them.
Disclaimer: I do not, as far as I know, own any WalMart stock.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 15, 2016 10:04 AM (5buP8)

106 I just dont drink and drive at all. period. Makes it easier. I can always go home and toss down a few later.

===

Drinking by yourself is a warning sign for alcoholism, ya alkie!

Posted by: Bigby's Hand Waving a Hunnerd Dolla Bill at January 15, 2016 10:04 AM (3ZtZW)

107
Nachoria, a new restaurant devoted to nachos

or in this case -- "Notchos (tm)"

http://tinyurl.com/hzntva5

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 15, 2016 10:04 AM (kdS6q)

108 Wal-Mart closings would be considered a bad sign, I think, except between their China-dependency, recent flirting with exorbitant minimum-wage and other bad business decisions, I think the ghost of ol' Sam Walton is just extracting his long-overdue revenge on the pi$$-poor management that has succeeded him.

And isn't Sam's, the ones who didn't welcome what was it men or whites? the same folks as Wal-Mart?

Bad business is bad business.

Posted by: mindful webworker - mess out front shoulda told ya at January 15, 2016 10:04 AM (XtR0g)

109 A folk singer regaled the nation
With a bold Kumbayah delegation
His visit to ISIS
Soon turned to a crisis
With precipitous decapitation

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 15, 2016 10:05 AM (NeFrd)

110 Most of the Walmart stores in US to be closed are Walmart Express stores. I've never heard of or seen one of these.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 15, 2016 10:05 AM (FkBIv)

111 Well in regards to the question of what to do about political and actual corruption in Dem run organizations and governmental bureaus:

throw the head and 1/10 of the staff in jail when "no-one can be found reponsible"

It is immoral and probably wrong to punish the innocent, but it does solve the issue of everyone involved standing around piously saying they acted in the best interest and those records were lost.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 15, 2016 10:06 AM (q2o38)

112 Well, wouldn't harassing drivers, making all the more of a pain to
drive, be a benefit to driverless cars? It's like a perfect ad: you want
to go out with friends, enjoy more than one glass of wine with dinner,
but you can't because you have to drive home! *sad trombone!* If only
you had a driverless car....


Don't forget all those youngsters who have decided to forgo getting a driver's license.

Young man: Waahhhh, I can't go to the concert tomorrow because the light rail doesn't go to the stadium!

Elderly lady: No worries, Whiny Timmy, you can just have my driverless car take you there.

Young man: Gee, thanks, Alcoholic Grandma!



Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 15, 2016 10:06 AM (YJmuy)

113 I practically live in the boonies, but there are at least two smaller grocery stores within 3 miles of my house and then there is the Super Walmart about 2 miles away. I like the arrangement. If I'm not in the mood to be overwhelmed by a massive store, I go to the other grocery stores, but if I want to do a lot of shopping of all sorts cheap, then Walmart it is.

Our local Walmart is really good. Very organized, very tidy and clean. Plus there's a Subway in there, a nail salon, an optometrist, and probably something else. Love it. As I said, 4.1 stars on Google reviews.

Posted by: chique testing testing at January 15, 2016 10:06 AM (ZKlDy)

114 Does drinking with my cat count for that whole alcoholic warning signs thing?

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 15, 2016 10:06 AM (XiVKO)

115 Plus, because I live in a smaller town, the Walmart is never very crowded unlike some others I've been to.

Posted by: chique testing testing at January 15, 2016 10:07 AM (ZKlDy)

116 Whee!

Posted by: DJIA at January 15, 2016 10:07 AM (zoehZ)

117 Maybe more difficult for women. Isnt Uber rapey-rapey?
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 15, 2016 10:03 AM (iQIUe)

Because passengers also rate drivers, and the driver is identified when they come to get you and you can report them, I don't believe this is an issue.

I know multiple girls in college who were assaulted by (middle eastern...hey wait a minute) cab drivers in regular taxis, but I've never heard of that happening in an Uber among my personal acquaintances.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 15, 2016 10:07 AM (xuouz)

118 Chop Off Your Head, Tom Dooley
Can the Burka be Unbroken

Posted by: Semi-engaged scroller at January 15, 2016 10:07 AM (LQLeS)

119 Does drinking with my cat count for that whole alcoholic warning signs thing?

If you regularly drink kitty under the table, yes.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 15, 2016 10:07 AM (YJmuy)

120 These People Are Insane

"Child" now equals OblameO.

*head------->desk*
*head------->desk*
*head------->desk*

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at January 15, 2016 10:07 AM (WWdgA)

121 Quite frankly, I applaud the lowered drink limit. No one should be on the road after drinking. Period. Sure some can "handle" it as far as getting home without hitting anything or anyone but you are endangering a lot of people during that trip.

You don't have the right to do so and should pay a price when you do.

I myself have done it. Not proud of it just stating that I understand the attraction and sometimes necessity.

But it's a bad choice and if you drink too much and because of previous experience think you can get away with it again then you become even more of risk.

I actually believe that it's falling asleep that causes most drinking crashes. Alcohol beyond a certain amount not only impairs you're motor skills and cognitive ability but the body reacts to it in other ways that will cause you to lose consciousness. This is especially likely in the confines of a vehicle driving on most roads. You can become hypnotized if your tired and it works even more so when you've drank alcohol.

Frankly I think all bars should be required to have a fenced in parking lot that you can't get out of if you can't blow a low enough alcohol content. That would solve a whole bunch of problems. Some new ones would pop up but mostly for those who don't plan too well or are just plain reckless.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 15, 2016 10:07 AM (Xo1Rt)

122 15,997.02-382.03 (-2.33%)

At the rate the Fed is buying in, they will own the whole country soon.

Posted by: DJIA Death Watch at January 15, 2016 10:08 AM (evdj2)

123 Folk singer will be lucky to merely be beheaded. Dumbass.

Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 09:41 AM


Anyone else thinking that round-trip ticket was a waste of money?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 15, 2016 10:08 AM (me6xG)

124 114 Does drinking with my cat count for that whole alcoholic warning signs thing?

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 15, 2016 10:06 AM (XiVKO)

I'd drink in front of a mirror just to be sure

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 15, 2016 10:09 AM (fWAjv)

125 Maybe more difficult for women. Isnt Uber rapey-rapey?

No. There's probably an N=1 study, underwritten by some cabbie union, but no. The Uber Ap is fantastically good, the service is excellent, and in my opinion, Uber drivers are the purest form of entrepreneurs.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 15, 2016 10:09 AM (5buP8)

126 but I've never heard of that happening in an Uber among my personal acquaintances.
Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 15, 2016 10:07 AM (xuouz)


Uber is obviously racist.

See Libs? We can do insane.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at January 15, 2016 10:09 AM (WWdgA)

127 Oh good, Lindsey Graham is endorsing Jeb!

the most wasted endorsement evah from one of the most useless senators evah

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2016 10:09 AM (uZNvH)

128 So the feds want to maker the legal limit for driving .05%. No matter that they can show any benefit gained from the last stupid limit. The average DUI bust has a BAC much higher than the current limit.


But I am sure MADD will be all over it because their goal is to bring back prohibition and all of its crime.



Posted by: Vic-we have no party at January 15, 2016 10:09 AM (t2KH5)

129 Actually, WalMart is laid out beautifully. For WalMart. There's a subset of the building arts that only studies consumer traffic. They run sophisticated modeling and predictive behavior software, then merchandise accordingly. We buy a ton of groceries from WalMart. great prices, their house brand is good to pretty damn good. And, the people who work there are amazingly helpful, once you engage them.
Disclaimer: I do not, as far as I know, own any WalMart stock.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 15, 2016 10:04 AM (5buP

It's just Walmart. You get what you pay for, but, you get what you pay for.

It sure ain't what it ain't! But it also is what it is.

Y'know?

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 15, 2016 10:10 AM (xuouz)

130 NTSB, with support from IIHS, ended production of convertibles, and sought to outlaw motorcycles. They often don't get everything they want, but, like anti-gun astroturf press releases, you always want to read their pronouncements to see what they will be up to whenever you aren't looking.


Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 15, 2016 10:10 AM (xq1UY)

131 According to the Tweets article, Carson dumped on Internet commenters?

No self-respecting Moron can ever be for Carson again.

Posted by: mindful webworker - what, me Moron? at January 15, 2016 10:10 AM (XtR0g)

132 When you're drinking in front of a mirror, once you get Chelsea lip, it's time to stop.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 15, 2016 10:10 AM (XiVKO)

133 Where Have All the Bombers Gone

This land is my land this land is my land.

You can't get anything you want at Syria's Restaurant.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 15, 2016 10:10 AM (Xo1Rt)

134 New game:

Think of folk song titles for the deluded peacenik, and if necessary, change a word or two to make the titles appropriate.

Where have all the flowers my fingers gone?

Posted by: Stu Podaso at January 15, 2016 10:10 AM (mPyCN)

135 126 but I've never heard of that happening in an Uber among my personal acquaintances.
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Uber is obviously racist.

See Libs? We can do insane.
Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at January 15, 2016 10:09 AM (WWdgA)

Are you being ghostist or handsomeist?

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 15, 2016 10:10 AM (xuouz)

136 >>Does drinking with my cat count for that whole alcoholic warning signs thing?


Depends - how much does your kitty drink?

Posted by: Lizzy at January 15, 2016 10:10 AM (NOIQH)

137 Walmart Express stores. I've never heard of or seen one of these.

I have. They are the version of Wal-Mart people upthread were wishing the company would go to instead of the super store. They focus on groceries only. The dumb thing was putting them so close to the Super Centers.

Posted by: no good deed at January 15, 2016 10:10 AM (GgxVX)

138 So we made Forgotten Chicken the other day. Which I forgot all about. Turned out OK, kid ate it, that's all that counts.

Its mostly funny because nobody else knows what the Hell I'm talking about.

Posted by: Bigby's Hand Waving a Hunnerd Dolla Bill at January 15, 2016 10:11 AM (3ZtZW)

139 You can't get anything you want at Syria's Restaurant.
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haaaaa

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 15, 2016 10:11 AM (xuouz)

140 self-respecting Moron

Show me one first.

Posted by: A Unicorn at January 15, 2016 10:11 AM (326rv)

141 yeah, dropping the BAC limit to 0.05% is just stupid, it just wastes police resources chasing down people who have had a beer after dinner and aren't a threat to anyone

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2016 10:11 AM (uZNvH)

142 FWIW, the recent fraud on one of my debit cards was lots of Uber and Lyft charges. Same with my mom. Not sure what it means.

Posted by: chique testing testing at January 15, 2016 10:12 AM (ZKlDy)

143 To all our tatted, pierced, hipster staff:

We will all be meeting on Feb 8 to discuss food safety. After Feb 8 you must wash your hands after each dump you take in order to stop you from spreading e coli or whatever it is you've got running through your bodies. Apparently, our customers don't like that. This is so important that we're putting it off until Feb 8 to make sure we get it right.

Posted by: Chipotle Management at January 15, 2016 10:12 AM (nFdGS)

144 Just this week local news showed undercover video of young gal arguing with her Uber driver, he wanted to kick her out of the car in a bad area and she resisted. Think he hauled her out and punched her - broke her jaw.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 15, 2016 10:12 AM (NOIQH)

145 I keep thinking that the Trump v Cruz slap-fest is the same technique once used by Hertz and Avis to marginalize all the others.

Posted by: mindful webworker - poor National at January 15, 2016 10:12 AM (XtR0g)

146
Mohammed the Magic Jihadi

Blowin' up in the Wind

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 15, 2016 10:12 AM (OE2ur)

147 "I Fall To Pieces"

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 15, 2016 10:13 AM (NeFrd)

148 59 "I don't get why Republicans don't embrace Walmart"

Because Walmart sucks. It just does. It's poorly laid out, it's busy, there are never enough people to check you out so you stand in line for ever, the stores always look dated and dirty.



Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 09:54 AM (GZ6Pf)

Also, Walmart has embraced the Left. The same left which blocked them from opening stores in Chicago.


Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at January 15, 2016 10:13 AM (u0lmX)

149 We buy a ton of groceries from WalMart. great prices

Some of their prices are very, very good. The generic labels are perfectly acceptable to my non-discriminating
palate.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at January 15, 2016 10:13 AM (WWdgA)

150 Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 15, 2016 10:07 AM (xuouz)

http://www.whosdrivingyou.org/rideshare-incidents

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 15, 2016 10:13 AM (iQIUe)

151 In a good fair just and peaceful world Ben Carson would deserve to be president. In this one he has another calling.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 15, 2016 10:13 AM (xuouz)

152 More people die from alcohol related accidents than those who get shot.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 15, 2016 10:14 AM (Xo1Rt)

153
At the rate the Fed is buying in, they will own the whole country soon.



In Yellin's America, Fed audits YOU.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 15, 2016 10:14 AM (yeZ4s)

154 Book review of 13 Hours on my blog

Link in nic

Posted by: @votermom at January 15, 2016 10:15 AM (cbfNE)

155 Anybody have odds on the folk singer making it back?

Posted by: Marcus T at January 15, 2016 10:15 AM (GGCsk)

156 Aldi's cheaper than WalMart.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 15, 2016 10:15 AM (yeZ4s)

157 Chipotle employee seminar in toto:


"Lava tus manos"

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

158 That folk singer, how many choruses of Scarborough Fair wil he make it through before his head hits the ground.

Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at January 15, 2016 10:15 AM (U9u5Z)

159 once you get Chelsea lip, it's time to stop.

Huh...we used to call that Hubb-lip.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 15, 2016 10:15 AM (5buP8)

160 When Ray Stevens does a Palestinian tour, call me.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 15, 2016 10:16 AM (xq1UY)

161 Maybe more difficult for women. Isnt Uber rapey-rapey?
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 15, 2016 10:03 AM (iQIUe)


I haven't heard anything about that. When I was in DC though a cab picked up some girl and drove her off into the middle of nowhere so I'm pretty sure that could be a danger in a cab as easily as uber. Also, the last two parties I went to at someone's house, Uber was pushed on the invite. Which I thought was kind of weird.

This party at my house, sponsored by Uber!

Posted by: Lea at January 15, 2016 10:16 AM (lIU4e)

162 152 More people die from alcohol related accidents than those who get shot.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 15, 2016 10:14 AM (Xo1Rt)

Categorizating those who are shot robbing liquor stores as an alcohol related accident is not fair.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 15, 2016 10:16 AM (iQIUe)

163 The DUI laws on the books now are brutal, what makes you think an even lower limit will do anything, BC, other than harass people who aren't actually impaired?

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 15, 2016 10:16 AM (XiVKO)

164 "I just wanna hold to hold your head."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 15, 2016 10:16 AM (M+RRn)

165 ", WalMart is laid out beautifully. For WalMart. There's a subset of the building arts that only studies consumer traffic. They run sophisticated modeling and predictive behavior software, then merchandise accordingly. "

Yeah, I don't care even a little bit about that. The stores are cluttered. The aisles are overstuffed. People are constantly wandering the "wrong way" in too narrow passages.

It might be all calculated for maximum sells, but it is very unpleasant for the consumer. My husband jokes that he expects an Emu to come running out at any second, and I think that's pretty accurate.

Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 10:16 AM (bYGAR)

166 >>Anybody have odds on the folk singer making it back?

0% chance

Posted by: Lizzy at January 15, 2016 10:16 AM (NOIQH)

167 Greetings gentlefappers.

#freshhell

#WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 15, 2016 10:17 AM (LUgeY)

168 Deaths from Uber and Lyft Accidents

Lyft facing a wrongful death lawsuit after one of its drivers allegedly struck and killed Miami motorcyclist (11/19/15)
Woman Dies After Being Run Over by the Rear Wheel of an Uber Vehicle in Columbus, OH (8/28/15)
Manhattan Uber Driver Strikes and Kills Pedestrian (3/10/15)
Seven-Year-Old San Francisco Girl Struck and Killed by Uber Driver; Uber Denies Responsibility (5/7/14)

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Bruce, how does that compare to driving-related deaths among the general population? 4 across two different 10,000+ employee companies driving 24/7 over two years?

Uber is free market economics bitch-slapping entrenched liberal rent-control schemes for taxis and livery for all the world to see, right on Millenials' phones. They're to be celebrated.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 15, 2016 10:17 AM (xuouz)

169 It's like the guy in France who stood in a street and asked everyone to come give him a hug.

Turns out he was a jihadi too.

or the guy with the fake suicide vest; shot down.

This isn't interesting times people, this is just stupid.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 15, 2016 10:17 AM (Xo1Rt)

170 There's 2 kinds of dangerous drinkers on the road.
First, there are the youthful, where 3 beers makes them Michael Shumacher, to the detriment of all near them.
Then there are the drunks. I mean drunk, like staggering to their car drunk.

Those 2 groups account for almost all the alcohol related carnage.

Much like gun control, the laws have been stiffened up for all those in the middle, using the extremes as the excuse.

Yes, MADD wants prohibition. Yes, politicians and LEO and insurance companies love the idea, because it creates a nation of lawbreakers, whom they can profit off of.

Posted by: OneEyedJack, now getting Willowed more than Willow at January 15, 2016 10:17 AM (kKHcp)

171 156 Aldi's cheaper than WalMart.

Yeah, but if you forget your quarter, you're SOL*. I just learned this: Aldi and Trader Joe's are owned by the same German Grocery syndicate.

*You will only get this if you have ever shopped at Aldi.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 15, 2016 10:18 AM (5buP8)

172 I love Walmart. They closed the one near me but opened a Super Walmart about 2 miles away. The store covers four acres. I do all my grocery shopping there. It's also the best place to buy tires for you vehicles. Although, the Food Lion down the street has a big sign on their door that says, " We use E-Verify for all hires", so I shop there sometimes just for that.

Posted by: Jubal Anderson Early at January 15, 2016 10:18 AM (RdP/w)

173 The last 2 purchases I made at Walmart:

A T-shirt which literally came apart at the seams the second time I washed it.

A set of placemats that I ended up taking back because I found they had this weird funky smell that I didn't notice in the store.

You do get what you pay for.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at January 15, 2016 10:18 AM (u0lmX)

174 When Ray Stevens does a Palestinian tour, call me.>>>

Will he be doing his new song?

Grandma got beheaded by a jhadi.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 15, 2016 10:18 AM (XtAzU)

175 Anybody have odds on the folk singer making it back?
The answer, my friend, is blowing...

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 15, 2016 10:18 AM (xq1UY)

176 Frankly I think all bars should be required to have a fenced in parking lot that you can't get out of if you can't blow a low enough alcohol content.

Drive through windows at fast food joints should be banned because people eating cheeseburgers crash into other people.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 15, 2016 10:18 AM (FkBIv)

177 The libertarian in me suggests that punishing people for something that might happen is not a good thing at all.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at January 15, 2016 10:18 AM (eytER)

178 >>Also, Walmart has embraced the Left. The same left which blocked them from opening stores in Chicago.

All the more reason to court them. They tried to go left and got slammed by the people they thought would support their values. They chose poorly.

This whole election cycle has been defined by people choosing new leadership from the outside because the leaders of the parties have abandoned them. A Donald or a Cruz could scoop up lots of these voters.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 15, 2016 10:18 AM (/tuJf)

179 ...calm down. There is nothing wrong with the BAC level the way it is now. Unless there is data that shows <.08 levels causing accidents... if there is data then show it, they can't so they don't.

Posted by: E.T. at January 15, 2016 10:19 AM (yq4gk)

180
7 willowed-

"We have a special problem in America, and that is that the Democrats are more crime syndicate than political party".


And so Kevin Williamson raises the battle cry against corruption. Sure, there are Mitch McConnell's out there that need fighting against but, as KW details, there are lots more Hillary Clinton types that are a helluva lot more of a present danger to the heath and welfare of the American Republic.

A must read!

http://bit.ly/1ZAnX2f
Posted by: MTF at January 15, 2016 09:38 AM (TxJGV)

gope nonsense.

KW is showing some fear and starting to beg for mercy.

Posted by: eman at January 15, 2016 10:19 AM (MQEz6)

181 According to the Tweets article, Carson dumped on Internet commenters?

No self-respecting Moron can ever be for Carson again.
Posted by: mindful webworker - what, me Moron? at January 15, 2016 10:10 AM (XtR0g)

Heh. But seriously, I stopped reading the comments in most places except here. I actually find the Federalist comments section one of the worst. The problem is the commenting format, which is used in most places I believe, the one where replies are indented so one can follow an exchange. At the Federalist, they seem to always attract people who will defend any type of atrocity, and so after a great article, you end up with a massive comments trail of people arguing back and forth, e.g., because some monster thinks harvesting babies for parts is just honky dory. Some are so long that I give up scrolling down to escape them.

Posted by: chique testing testing at January 15, 2016 10:19 AM (ZKlDy)

182 The whole lowering the BAC limit is just a revenue enhancer for law enforcement. There is no way people in the United States will modify their behavior based on that proposed change, not going to happen.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 15, 2016 10:19 AM (iONHu)

183 144 Just this week local news showed undercover video of young gal arguing with her Uber driver, he wanted to kick her out of the car in a bad area and she resisted. Think he hauled her out and punched her - broke her jaw.
Posted by: Lizzy at January 15, 2016 10:12 AM (NOIQH)

Holy shit you guys, you think it was because he's an Uber driver or because he's a violent asshole?

If he was another replacement level functioning alcoholic working for yellow cab would you even know it happened?

Can you not see that you're swallowing a fabricated storyline?

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 15, 2016 10:19 AM (xuouz)

184 ... supposedly not in it to win it
Or is working for Hillary and that's why Trump raised the subject of her rapist husband!

Posted by: andycanuck at January 15, 2016 10:19 AM (DLIIY)

185 >>...other than harass people who aren't actually impaired?

Ah, now you see why they're doing it.
It's making so many things illegal that it's that much easy to scoop up people and harass them. It's about control.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 15, 2016 10:19 AM (NOIQH)

186 Hopefully the courts take that case. But Cruz lost a little ground when he "joked" about Trump's mom, right after saying what a legal scholar he was. He said "I won't use that against you", Trump just waved him off with "yeah because it wouldn't work, I was born here, big difference".

Trump's "concern trolling" was about "natural born", which mostly revolves around the place of birth, then about the father's citizenship. So Cruz just negated all his cred by "joking" about Trump's mother. The WaPo article was a serious opinion, whether it is decided that way or not. So are others.

I wonder if SCOTUS even takes this case ... no clue here.

Posted by: Illiniwek at January 15, 2016 10:20 AM (5Gpe2)

187 RE Walmart: I mostly don't go for practical reasons. Practical, because I have to drive past a target and through a congested area to get there from my house, and at that point why not just go to target? Also, too big, etc...

But I do go in on occasion for something, and when they have had some issues the last few years. They went through a phase where if you were shopping for say, pasta you would go to the aisle and there would be an entire row of the same store brand, with a handful of bertoli or something. If I am going to go traipse through your GIANT store, you damn well better have the brand I want! I think they pulled back on that a bit, but they still have fewer choices than my tiny grocery store in the stuff that I want. So I find that annoying.

Posted by: Lea at January 15, 2016 10:20 AM (lIU4e)

188
Yeah, but if you forget your quarter, you're SOL*.


I was just there a few days ago. There was a kid patrolling the parking lot offering to help people load groceries into their cars, and in return he'd take the cart back up.

Enterprising kid. I gave him a couple bucks along with the cart.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at January 15, 2016 10:20 AM (eytER)

189 168 Deaths from Uber and Lyft Accidents

I want to see the cabbie-related body count from the same period. They drive like assholes. All the time.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 15, 2016 10:20 AM (5buP8)

190 Bruce, how does that compare to driving-related deaths among the general population? 4 across two different 10,000+ employee companies driving 24/7 over two years?
Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 15, 2016 10:17 AM (xuouz)

How the fuck would I know and why the fuck would I care? I pointed out that it was not safe for drunk women to rely on uber. I linked to a website that documented a number of sexual assaults by uber drivers. Now I'm done with you.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 15, 2016 10:21 AM (iQIUe)

191 >>Holy shit you guys, you think it was because he's an Uber driver or because he's a violent asshole?


Violent asshole, obviously. I have nothing against Uber, but what's wrong with mentioning a recent incident that was in the news? Does noticing this make me a "hater"?

Posted by: Lizzy at January 15, 2016 10:21 AM (NOIQH)

192 gope nonsense.

KW is showing some fear and starting to beg for mercy.

Posted by: eman at January 15, 2016 10:19 AM (MQEz6)

Can't they both be corrupt crime syndicates deserving of being hung with yarn over lava? Must we discriminate in our righteous fury?

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 15, 2016 10:21 AM (xuouz)

193 No, I know exactly why they're doing it Lizzy, and have been railing against these teetotaling fascists for decades.

What I want to know is why Bitter Clinger thinks it will do anything different.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 15, 2016 10:21 AM (XiVKO)

194
The first thought I had when Christie called Obama a petulant child was liberals are going to freak out and find some way to say it was racist.


You should see the looks I get when I call him a dog-eating crackhead.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 15, 2016 10:22 AM (X6fMO)

195 It would be more interesting to compare uber drivers to taxi drivers per criminality against their passengers


A friends daughter, who was not drunk, took uber. They guy asked her out to lunch. Um, NO

Posted by: ThunderB at January 15, 2016 10:23 AM (zOTsN)

196 The whole lowering the BAC limit banning smoking in bars is just a revenue enhancer for law
enforcement. There is no way people in the United States will modify
their behavior based on that proposed change, not going to happen.
________________
I'm against Statism, really I am, except for my one pet peeve, which must be brutally enforced on all to make me feel better. Liberty is too damned dangerous, is what it is, and must.be.stopped. And I will Bitterly Cling to that, er, principle.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 15, 2016 10:23 AM (xq1UY)

197 171 156 Aldi's cheaper than WalMart.

Yeah, but if you forget your quarter, you're SOL*. I just learned this: Aldi and Trader Joe's are owned by the same German Grocery syndicate.

*You will only get this if you have ever shopped at Aldi.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 15, 2016 10:18 AM (5buP

Yes. Aldi's has a much more limited selection, but their stuff is higher quality.

Around here, some of the Aldi's are in pretty iffy neighborhoods. They're definitely considered down market compared to Trader Joe's, although TJ is much more reasonable than Whole Foods.

A German doctor I know told me Aldi's is not considered downmarket in Europe. She was taken a bit aback when she first moved here and went to a local Aldi's. She found herself on the edge of the inner city.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at January 15, 2016 10:23 AM (u0lmX)

198 then again in NY and NJ you would hear of cabs raping and sometimes killing drunk female fares

Posted by: ThunderB at January 15, 2016 10:24 AM (zOTsN)

199 Posted by: Chupacabra at January 15, 2016 10:16 AM (XiVKO)

There's disagreement medically on when someone is impaired.

And everyone has different reaction.

Why should I have to risk my life on the road because someone else wants to drink and drive?

Now I don't agree with the cops pulling people over just on spec or checkpoints but hell if the cops want drunks all they'd have to do is sit outside any bar with a parking lot and follow people home.

Thing is, drunk drivers kill more other people than a whole lot of other situations. To me it's intolerable.

I hate big brother and such but too many drink and then drive and then kill or injure someone because of it.

What's fair to you? Let anyone who wants drink as much as they think they can handle? Who's going to pay for their risk taking?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 15, 2016 10:24 AM (Xo1Rt)

200
Bruce, how does that compare to driving-related deaths among the general population? 4 across two different 10,000+ employee companies driving 24/7 over two years?

Uber is free market economics bitch-slapping entrenched liberal rent-control schemes for taxis and livery for all the world to see, right on Millenials' phones. They're to be celebrated.

The NYC bus drivers union is fighting to keep drivers names quiet and to be free from being arrested and detained after they run someone over, even if the driver was clearly at fault.

Deaths are important. I want to see accidents and assaults were miles driven, and compared to taxis and mass transit before I decide that such private services are inherently evil.

Posted by: A Unicorn at January 15, 2016 10:24 AM (326rv)

201 I think they pulled back on that a bit, but they still have fewer choices than my tiny grocery store in the stuff that I want.

It was Walmart where I first spied Sriracha Ketchup. I heard a heavenly chorus and the lights seemed to brighten for a few seconds.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 15, 2016 10:24 AM (5buP8)

202 Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 10:16 AM (bYGAR)

Hmmm. My Walmart isn't cramped at all.

I bought my favorite nightie from Walmart for about 6 bucks. I fully expected it to disintegrate in the water the first time, but it has held up for almost 10 years now. Although as a general rule, I do not buy clothing from Walmart.

Posted by: chique testing testing at January 15, 2016 10:25 AM (ZKlDy)

203
192 gope nonsense.

KW is showing some fear and starting to beg for mercy.

Posted by: eman at January 15, 2016 10:19 AM (MQEz6)

Can't they both be corrupt crime syndicates deserving of being hung with yarn over lava? Must we discriminate in our righteous fury?
Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 15, 2016 10:21 AM (xuouz)

Sure, they both have to go, but KW is writing to protect the gope by siccing folks on the Dems.

I prefer getting rid of the gope first and then dealing with the Dems.

Posted by: eman at January 15, 2016 10:25 AM (MQEz6)

204 Raise the driving and voting age to 21.

Lower the drinking age to 15.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 15, 2016 10:25 AM (kKHcp)

205 You haven't lived until you've been yelled at by a sassy black lady in an Aldi parking lot because it's not for "rich white people".

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 15, 2016 10:25 AM (XiVKO)

206 "And everyone has different reaction."

No one on the planet is a risk to anyone else after a single drink.

Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 10:25 AM (bYGAR)

207 "Me and Splodey McGee"

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 15, 2016 10:25 AM (NeFrd)

208 basically Uber is a gypsy cab but you can read their ratings from other passengers. You can refuse a driver. You have more control as a consumer. Ubers I have been in have been far cheaper, cleaner and nicer than any cab on the east coast.

Posted by: ThunderB at January 15, 2016 10:25 AM (zOTsN)

209 It was Walmart where I first spied Sriracha Ketchup. I heard a heavenly chorus and the lights seemed to brighten for a few seconds.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 15, 2016 10:24 AM (5buP

Omg. I just bought some a few weeks ago. So delicious.

Posted by: chique testing testing at January 15, 2016 10:26 AM (ZKlDy)

210 >>.. have been railing against these teetotaling fascists for decades.

Apologies - hard to detect rhetorical/sarcastic questions sometimes.

I recall years ago one of the founders of MADD publicly departed because the organization had become essentially prohibitionists, wanting to have parents at dinner with kids arrested/blocked from driving if they had one drink. Sounds like they have some friends in the Obama administration...

Posted by: Lizzy at January 15, 2016 10:26 AM (NOIQH)

211 Petulant child is one of the nicer descriptions of Obama.

Posted by: steevy at January 15, 2016 10:26 AM (8HTq1)

212 Re: stupid folk singer guy.

Obligatory:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIj5RGoYFvM

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 15, 2016 10:27 AM (me6xG)

213 Glad to hear good news from Senator Graham. He is quite influencial with the party of his home state. Who knows, maybe South Carolina will become Bush Country!

Posted by: Begonia at January 15, 2016 10:27 AM (Uc0T7)

214 Statistically, John Nash should have taken Uber.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 15, 2016 10:27 AM (xq1UY)

215 Ah, now you see why they're doing it.
It's making so many things illegal that it's that much easy to scoop up people and harass them. It's about control.


Zappa's magnum opus Joe's Garage addressed this very issue. In the end, Joe ends up arrested for plooking a toaster.

Why that would be illegal is anyone's guess. IMO, the toaster was asking for it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 15, 2016 10:27 AM (LUgeY)

216 Ok ok, sorry Bruce and sorry Lizzy, I'm treating profanity a lot like punctuation recently. There is a leftist meme that Uber is "unregulated" and that that's "dangerous" and it's alarming for me to see that echoed here. It winds me up, but I didn't mean to attack either of you.

Credentialism and the irrevocable necessity of "regulation" are the viselike charges that leftists use to strangle industry. Uber is a teachable moment for proto-socialists everywhere that they can trust their fellow citizens to do a simple job just as much as they can trust someone with an expensive government license. In fact more. The importance of this daily reproof of credentialist socialism cannot be overstated.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 15, 2016 10:28 AM (xuouz)

217 Just this week local news showed undercover video of young gal arguing with her Uber driver, he wanted to kick her out of the car in a bad area and she resisted. Think he hauled her out and punched her - broke her jaw.
Posted by: Lizzy at January 15, 2016 10:12 AM (NOIQH)


Oh my god!

I had a cab driver who told me that 'because of his (unspecified) religion' he would NOT drop me late at night away from my apartment. (I told him to drop me a zone early because I wasn't sure I had enough cash - But he also wanted me to go to the atm, at midnight, which wasn't happening).

Posted by: Lea at January 15, 2016 10:28 AM (lIU4e)

218
208 basically Uber is a gypsy cab but you can read their ratings from other passengers. You can refuse a driver. You have more control as a consumer. Ubers I have been in have been far cheaper, cleaner and nicer than any cab on the east coast.
Posted by: ThunderB at January 15, 2016 10:25 AM (zOTsN)

Yup, using Uber is far better than taking a cab.

Posted by: eman at January 15, 2016 10:28 AM (MQEz6)

219 Most Walmart shoppers are the Left's base. Which is ironic since a faction of the Left have been trying to take down Walmart for over a decade.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at January 15, 2016 10:28 AM (L8slQ)

220 Re: WalMart. My local is the one where the guy got shot for carrying a toy gun.

I don't go there simply because there are alternatives.

Posted by: V the K at January 15, 2016 10:28 AM (O7MnT)

221 Uber Driver Indicted for One Count of Rape, Two Counts of Indecent Assault and Battery on a Person Over 14 and One Count of Assault to Rape on Cape Cod (1/8/16)
Uber Driver Sexually Assaults Athens, GA, Customer in Burglary of Her Home, Police Say (1/7/16)
Uber Driver Arrested in Connection with Scottsdale, AZ, Sexual Assault Against Teen Passenger (1/1/16)
Dozens of Students Accuse Uber Driver of Harassment, Intimidation in Geuleph, Canada (11/26/15)
Kansas City, MO, Police Report 7 Sexual Assaults by Ride-hailing Drivers Since 2014 (11/23/15)
Los Angeles Uber Driver Accused of Sexual Battery after Allegedly Groping USC Student (11/22/15)
Uber Driver Accused of Sexually Assaulting a Passenger in Denver, CO (11/19/15)
Lyft Driver Held at $1 Million Bond After Allegedly Raping Passenger in Dallas, TX (11/16/15)
Austin, TX Police Investigating 7 Cases of Alleged Sexual Assault by Uber, Lyft Drivers (11/13/15)
British Uber Driver Gets 8 Months in Jail For Sexually Assaulting a Passenger (11/5/15)
Lyft and Lyft Driver Sued by San Diego Passenger for Alleged Sexual Battery, Gender Violence, Civil Rights Violations and Negligence (10/30/15)
‘Ridesharing’ Driver Charged with Allegedly Raping a British Tourist in Sydney, Australia (10/22/15)
Community Advocacy Director at Austin, Texas Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Prevention and Counseling Nonprofit SafePlace Testifies the Organization Has Counseled 4 Victims of Sexual Assault by TNC Drivers in 3 Months (10/16/15)
Uber Driver Sought for Alleged Sexual Assault in Toronto in June, 2015 (9/25/15)
Toronto Uber Driver Accused of Sexually Assaulting a Passenger in His Vehicle (9/17/15)
Woman in Ohio Allegedly Sexually Assaulted by Uber Driver (9/10/15)
Uber Driver in New Jersey Accused of Raping a Female Customer (8/28/15)
An Uber Driver in China Charged with Robbery and Rape (8/26/15)
Philadelphia Uber Driver Accused of Rape in June Loses Bail Request (8/12/15)
Uber Driver Accused of Kidnapping and Raping a Female Passenger in South Carolina (8/12/15)
Uber Driver Charged with Sexual Battery in Virginia (8/6/15)
Uber Driver Accused of Sexual Assault in Dallas (8/1/15)
Uber Driver Allegedly Caught Masturbating In Front of Female Passenger in India (7/22/15)
Uber Driver Linked by DNA Evidence, Witness Accounts to Five Other Sexual Assaults in Boston between 2006 and 2010 (7/14/15)
Uber Driver in Chicago Allegedly Exposes Himself to a Female Passenger, Uber Admits He Should Have Failed Background Check (6/26/15)
Virginia Mother Alleges Uber Driver Molested Her 13-year-old Daughter (6/16/15)
Lyft Driver in Seattle Allegedly Drags Customer Behind Car After Demanding Sex (6/5/15)
Uber Driver in New Jersey Fondles Himself in Backseat with Female Passenger (6/3/15)
Uber New Delhi Molestation Case: Uber Cab Driver Suspended After He Molested Female Passenger in Gurgaon (6/1/15)
Mississauga, Canada, Uber driver is facing a charge of sexual assault after allegedly assaulting a female passenger (5/20/15)
University of Southern California Student Says Uber Driver Raped Her After Party (5/1/15)
New York Woman Says Uber Driver Grabbed, Assaulted Her (4/30/15)
Wisconsin Woman Tells Police Uber Driver Inappropriately Touched Her (4/27/15)
Houston Uber Driver Accused of Rape Started Work After 14 Years in Federal Prison (4/7/15)
Houston Uber Driver Accused of Sexually Assaulting Customer (4/2/15)
Uber Driver Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges in Paris (3/25/15)
Philadelphia Woman Says She Was Raped and Kidnapped by an UberX Driver (3/24/15)
Uber Driver Investigated After Alleged Sexual Assault in Mar Vista, California (2/3/15)
Chicago Uber Driver Charged with Sexual Assault, Unlawful Restraint and kidnapping of 21-year-old male passenger (1/14/15)
Uber Driver Arrested Over Alleged Sexual Assault in Melbourne, Australia (1/10/15)
London Uber Driver Asks Rider for Oral Sex (12/11/14)
Uber Driver in India Accused of Rape (12/8/14)
Orlando Uber Passenger Allegedly Touched by Uber Driver (9/25/14)
Three San Francisco Women Say Uber Driver Sexually Harassed Them (9/25/14)
DC Uber Driver Accused of Molesting Rider (7/28/14)
Uber Driver Charged with Fondling Passenger in Chicago (4/10/14)
New York-based Journalist Sexually Harassed and Stalked by Uber Driver (3/28/14)
DC Uber Driver Arrested for Alleged Rape but Not Charged Despite Strong Evidence (9/14/13)
“Rideshare” Driver Sends Seemingly Endless Amount of Creepy Text Messages to Rider (7/16/13)

Alleged Kidnappings by Uber Drivers

Philadelphia Woman Says She Was Raped and Kidnapped by an UberX Driver (3/24/15)
Uber Driver Takes NYC Woman on Nightmare $293 Zigzagging Odyssey (12/13/14)
Los Angeles Woman Claims Uber Driver Kidnapped Rider; Uber Claims “Inefficient Route” (10/14/14)
DC Uber Driver Takes Riders on High Speed Chase (7/9/14)
Driver Allegedly Kidnaps Drunk Woman in LA (6/3/14)

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 15, 2016 10:28 AM (iQIUe)

222 >> Folk songs for Syrian concert:

Eve of Destruction
Where Have All the Christians Gone?

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at January 15, 2016 10:29 AM (nSW/N)

223 Chipotle should be having discussions with their fresh vegetable/fruit suppliers about the importance of washing hands with soap and water after using the port-a-potty.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at January 15, 2016 10:29 AM (1ijHg)

224 I also really like Trader Joes. The way they pack those super strong paper bags can't be beat.

Posted by: chique testing testing at January 15, 2016 10:29 AM (ZKlDy)

225 Uber has made taxis better, cleaner, more competitive.

Used to be NY taxis didnt want to have credit card machines. Now they do. Taxis couldnt be ordered on line. Now they can. Taxis used be totally flithy inside cause the cabbies didnt care. I have no clue if thats improved because I take Uber now

taxis engage in monopolistic practices. They dont want Uber to be able to pick up at airports. Municipalities favor taxis. Not because they are better for the consumer, but because they making a fucking mint off the taxis medallions. They have a financial investment in taxis. They put the TAX in taxis

Posted by: ThunderB at January 15, 2016 10:29 AM (zOTsN)

226 Does drinking with my cat count for that whole alcoholic warning signs thing?

Is the cat buying every other round? If not I'd worry about the cat.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 15, 2016 10:30 AM (q2o38)

227 I'm sure the federal "1 drink" rule is because Uber has decimated this tax that states were implementing with absurd drunk driving laws.

This crackdown was always about money.

All sorts of studies have shown that the people that cause accidents are the ones that are absolutely hammered, it's not the guy that has 2 beers at Happy Hour. Tightening up the standards is just to get more money and more control.

Posted by: Tobasco at January 15, 2016 10:30 AM (ys5Qo)

228 Glad to hear good news from Senator Graham. He is quite influencial with the party of his home state.

Where he was at 2% in the polls.

Posted by: V the K at January 15, 2016 10:30 AM (O7MnT)

229 >> Folk songs for Syrian concert:
Eve of Destruction
Where Have All the Christians Gone?


Burn! Burn! Burn!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 15, 2016 10:30 AM (YJmuy)

230 Cat always seems to leave his wallet in his other trousers.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 15, 2016 10:31 AM (XiVKO)

231 What I want to know is why Bitter Clinger thinks it will do anything different.


Posted by: Chupacabra at January 15, 2016 10:21 AM (XiVKO)

Haven't we done this once before?

Posted by: Zombie Joseph P Kennedy at January 15, 2016 10:31 AM (wYnyS)

232 Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 15, 2016 10:28 AM (iQIUe)

Ok man. I thought you weren't knowing or caring about whether your statistics were relevant, but copyblasting a list from an anti-uber site contributes to the discussion too.

Needle needle needle.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 15, 2016 10:31 AM (xuouz)

233 @212 Obligatory right back atcha:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yygMhtNQJ9M

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 15, 2016 10:31 AM (xq1UY)

234 Awhile back the news media in Toronto ran several Uber Evil stories and within the next two weeks licensed cabbies were caught committing the same crimes.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 15, 2016 10:31 AM (DLIIY)

235 >>basically Uber is a gypsy cab but you can read their ratings from other passengers. You can refuse a driver. You have more control as a consumer. Ubers I have been in have been far cheaper, cleaner and nicer than any cab on the east coast.

I've had pretty good results with Uber. One complaint, not only can you turn down a driver, they can turn you down.

I had to pick up my car at a the shop which is about 45 minutes from my house. I made the Uber reservation and watched him online as he was approaching my place. Then poof, he disappeared and I had to wait another hour for a new driver to accept.

No way would I ever use Uber to go to the airport or some time specific appointment.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 15, 2016 10:31 AM (/tuJf)

236 Frankly I think all bars should be required to have a fenced in parking lot that you can't get out of if you can't blow a low enough alcohol content.

====

I think there should be a law where you can't leave a bar if you're drunk, but also a law where cops can't go in and roust you from a bar because of privacy and entrapment issues. This way, I can go on the lam by hanging out in dive bars drunk off my ass for as long as I like.

Posted by: Bigby's Hand Waving a Hunnerd Dolla Bill at January 15, 2016 10:32 AM (3ZtZW)

237

Bruce you can find the same thing, the same amount and frequency of crime, with taxi drivers

they have raped, robbed, killed, ripped off, etc etc

Posted by: ThunderB at January 15, 2016 10:32 AM (zOTsN)

238 Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 15, 2016 10:28 AM (iQIUe)

Nice Google-fu.


Now do all the cab-drivers over that same period.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 15, 2016 10:32 AM (kKHcp)

239 Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 15, 2016 10:28 AM (iQIUe)

Now divide by the number of Uber rides during that time period.

Posted by: eman at January 15, 2016 10:32 AM (MQEz6)

240 Does drinking with my cat count for that whole alcoholic warning signs thing?


*****

Not if you actually have a cat.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 15, 2016 10:32 AM (NeFrd)

241 The folk singer will probably not be molested due to all the advance publicity.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 15, 2016 10:32 AM (FkBIv)

242 Well I can see I poked a wasps nest. And I truly can see both sides of this argument.

I drove a cab for years and it scared the hell out of me driving late at night. Cause you just don't know the condition of the person in the car coming at you on the road.

Below a certain speed usually accidents are not absolutely lethal but injury is very likely. A crash at 30 mph is like falling off a 4 story building.

I've got a scar across my face trying to avoid an idiot who didn't know how to drive in the snow and I wound up in a ditch going less than 20 mph.

Lucky I didn't lose my lower lip. No other damage but that's enough. I've carried that scar now for 30 years and it reminds me every day that even small accidents can permanently change your life.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 15, 2016 10:32 AM (Xo1Rt)

243 Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 15, 2016 10:28 AM (iQIUe)

So, I take it you've uninstalled your Uber ap?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 15, 2016 10:33 AM (5buP8)

244 In my neck of the woods, I go to Publix for my groceries.

Posted by: dantesed at January 15, 2016 10:33 AM (88xKn)

245 I also really like Trader Joes. The way they pack those super strong paper bags can't be beat.

Posted by: chique testing testing at January 15, 2016 10:29 AM (ZKlDy)


They have pretty good inexpensive wines and beers as well.

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 15, 2016 10:33 AM (wYnyS)

246 That Walmart headline is not as bad as it sounds. They're closing a bunch of money-losing stores in locations like Brazil. They're also closing some money-losing stores in the U.S., but nearly all of those are stores that are within 10 miles of another Walmart. And they're planning on opening hundreds of new stores in the U.S. in 2016, and hundreds of new stores outside the U.S. as well. So basically, just part of the normal process of assessing and responding to changing market conditions, as all businesses have to do.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 15, 2016 10:33 AM (a31sM)

247 Very very brave of Kevin Williamson to point out that Detriot is run by Democrats. I love how Williamson uses a euphemism to make his point about how nobody else will speak the truth.

Posted by: bjk at January 15, 2016 10:34 AM (x2rNW)

248 @233

Nice! Hadn't heard that one.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 15, 2016 10:34 AM (me6xG)

249 246 We fucking hate you and your family.
Posted by: The Republican Party at January 15, 2016 10:33 AM (XzRw1)

We've noticed. Consider "it"
"on"

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 15, 2016 10:34 AM (xuouz)

250 Is the cat buying every other round? If not I'd worry about the cat. Posted by: Kindltot at January 15, 2016 10:30 AM

Shows what you know about cats.

Any kitteh who buys a round automatically loses its Cat Card.

Posted by: MrScribbler at January 15, 2016 10:35 AM (ZPz7d)

251 Bruce you can find the same thing, the same amount and frequency of crime, with taxi drivers
they have raped, robbed, killed, ripped off, etc etc



Or, as Louie de Palma called it, "Tuesday night's shift."

Posted by: V the K at January 15, 2016 10:35 AM (O7MnT)

252 I used to like WalMart a lot more before the racist CEO of Sam's Club let everyone know that suppliers better fire competent white men and hire people based on race and gender.

Of course, the right wing opinion outlets breezed by this in a day or two, never to mention it again. So, this criminal black woman is still knocking down 8 or 9 million a year when she should have been fired in a flurry of media outrage.

Just goes to show how the left knows how to get things done and we deserve the title of the "stupid party".

Posted by: jwest at January 15, 2016 10:35 AM (Zs4uk)

253 TJ's rules.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 15, 2016 10:35 AM (xuouz)

254 "No way would I ever use Uber to go to the airport or some time specific appointment."

Yeah, some woman in NYC found that out the hard way when the Uber guy turned her down while she was in labor.

Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 10:35 AM (GZ6Pf)

255 Uber was a game changer in my area, the regular cabs were beyond shady and would pull all sorts of stunts like try and charge you $20 for a 2 mile ride.

Posted by: Tobasco at January 15, 2016 10:35 AM (ys5Qo)

256
Jeb Bush

Honored to have @GrahamBlog on our team. A proven leader with a clear understanding of the national security threats we face.



It's just getting sad now....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 15, 2016 10:35 AM (kdS6q)

257 Ok man. I thought you weren't knowing or caring about whether your statistics were relevant, but copyblasting a list from an anti-uber site contributes to the discussion too.

Needle needle needle.
Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 15, 2016 10:31 AM (xuouz)

========
Wow, you're deceitful. I bring up sexual assaults and you paste some bullshit about driver related deaths. Now go away.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 15, 2016 10:35 AM (iQIUe)

258 Where he was at 2% in the polls.

Posted by: V the K at January 15, 2016 10:30 AM (O7MnT)
_____

This is simply not true. While his campaign on the whole may have been a bit quixotic, he always did well in his home state. He was consistently in the top 5, if i remember correctly.

Posted by: Begonia at January 15, 2016 10:36 AM (Uc0T7)

259 Sriracha Ketchup

Hmmmm....

*scribbles on grocery list for next week*

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at January 15, 2016 10:36 AM (WWdgA)

260 I'm in a fairly rural location so we don't have Uber. There is, however, a car service called Guber. Local boys.


They charge peanuts.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 15, 2016 10:36 AM (NeFrd)

261 Folk singer prediction:

Converts to Islam, comes back to US praising Allah
Or
We get to see his final video

Posted by: @votermom at January 15, 2016 10:36 AM (cbfNE)

262 Uber has FORCED taxis to be more competative and governments HATE Uber not becuase they are unsafe but because they cant their skim, like the mafia

I was in Paris, taxis drivers had a strike over Uber, and Uber was a Godsend

Uber is without question cheaper than any cab where they are located.

Posted by: ThunderB at January 15, 2016 10:36 AM (zOTsN)

263 They have pretty good inexpensive wines and beers as well.
Posted by: Hrothgar at January 15, 2016 10:33 AM (wYnyS)

I'm in PA, so alcohol in our stores. Although Wegmans has a beer section, and the little Weis close to me just got one.

Posted by: chique testing testing at January 15, 2016 10:36 AM (ZKlDy)

264 if you want to spend more to pay for the taxi medallion and have a worse experience, take a cab

Posted by: ThunderB at January 15, 2016 10:37 AM (zOTsN)

265 I'm in a fairly rural location so we don't have Uber. There is, however, a car service called Guber. Local boys.


They charge peanuts.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 15, 2016 10:36 AM (NeFrd)

------

*golf clap*

*very slow sarcastic golf clap*

Posted by: fixerupper at January 15, 2016 10:37 AM (8XRCm)

266 *No* alcohol.

Posted by: chique testing testing at January 15, 2016 10:37 AM (ZKlDy)

267 Show of hands; who will feel sorry for the moonbat folk singer Twyman when ISIS saws his empty head off. Personally, I am looking forward to it. One less imbecile in the gene pool. Will send thank you email to the E-slammic head choppers.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at January 15, 2016 10:37 AM (xWW96)

268 Used to be NY taxis didnt want to have credit card machines.

That's another upside to Uber: You pay through a linked card, so cash free/card free transaction. The only cash Uber driver's carry is their personal business. So Uber drivers are, in theory, the victim of fewer ripoffs/attempted ripoffs. Cabbies get ripped off A LOT.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 15, 2016 10:37 AM (5buP8)

269 Wow, you're deceitful. I bring up sexual assaults and you paste some bullshit about driver related deaths. Now go away.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 15, 2016 10:35 AM (iQIUe)

I pasted from the site you linked! I'm not playing this game, I have no beef, I've already stated my case.

*puts up boots*

But I ain't leaving.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 15, 2016 10:38 AM (xuouz)

270 Nice Google-fu.
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Thanks.

Now do all the cab-drivers over that same period.
Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 15, 2016 10:32 AM (kKHcp)
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You do it. Idiot posts that uber was okay for drunks. I point ot that it is not okay for drunk women. If you want to provide stats that say cabs are not safe either, you do the fucking research.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 15, 2016 10:38 AM (iQIUe)

271 In my neck of the woods, I go to Publix for my groceries.

Publix house brand products > Walmart house brand products.

By a factor of at least 10.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 15, 2016 10:38 AM (LUgeY)

272 The Sriracha ketchup is twice the price of regular old ketchup or Sriracha; please let us know if it's worth it.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 15, 2016 10:38 AM (XiVKO)

273 Ah, now you see why they're doing it.
It's making so many things illegal that it's that much easy to scoop up people and harass them. It's about control.
Zappa's magnum opus Joe's Garage addressed this very issue. In the end, Joe ends up arrested for plooking a toaster.
Why that would be illegal is anyone's guess. IMO, the toaster was asking for it.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 15, 2016 10:27 AM (LUgeY)
_______

My kids and their friends did not understand why I was choking with laughter when they nicknamed the little silver car they use 'The Toaster'.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 15, 2016 10:39 AM (MIKMs)

274 I thought about becoming an Uber driver but
- I hate driving
- my car is ancient
- I'd be worried about my own safety

Posted by: @votermom at January 15, 2016 10:39 AM (cbfNE)

275 267 Show of hands; who will feel sorry for the moonbat folk singer Twyman when ISIS saws his empty head off

Sometimes Darwin works in slow-mo.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 15, 2016 10:39 AM (5buP8)

276 So the horde has gravitated to what's the best cheap place to shop and which mode of transport is more efficient at committing a felony against you. In other words, it's Friday.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at January 15, 2016 10:39 AM (AJeMv)

277 Uber is the ultimate conservative evangelism.

I'm not the type that talks politics to strangers, but it seems every time it steers that way, the driver is hard right.

Somebody having to mail in a tax payment every quarter and work or get nothing gets mugged by reality very quickly vs someone drawing a paycheck where it's already been pulled out and it's almost impossible to get fired for poor performance.

Posted by: Tobasco at January 15, 2016 10:39 AM (ys5Qo)

278 Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at January 15, 2016 10:37 AM (xWW96)

Who did this guy get permission from to have a concert. Where will it be held? Who's handling flight arrangements, security?

Sounds like the folk concert version of taking a selfie with a Grizzly.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 15, 2016 10:40 AM (M+RRn)

279 267 Show of hands; who will feel sorry for the moonbat folk singer Twyman when ISIS saws his empty head off. Personally, I am looking forward to it. One less imbecile in the gene pool. Will send thank you email to the E-slammic head choppers.
Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at January 15, 2016 10:37 AM (xWW96)

My stomach is in knots for the guy, but it will be an educational experience. For everyone.

We are living out the movie mars attacks.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 15, 2016 10:40 AM (xuouz)

280 In other words, it's Friday.
Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at January 15, 2016 10:39 AM (AJeMv)

No it isn't!

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 15, 2016 10:40 AM (xuouz)

281
Ana Navarro*

Make no mistake, Graham support, in SC. Just ask McCain. Lindsey knows State, well-liked leading military policy voice, impt in SC.

Some major players in SC -donors, activists, local electeds- frozen in place while Graham was running for POTUS. Yes, his support is big.

*Served on Gov. Jeb Bushs transition team and served as his first Director of Immigration Policy in the Executive Office of the Governor. National Co-Chair of John McCains Hispanic Advisory Council. Served as National Hispanic Co-Chair for Gov. Jon Huntsmans 2012 Campaign. Contributor at CNN and CNN en Espanol.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 15, 2016 10:41 AM (kdS6q)

282
I recall years ago one of the founders of MADD publicly departed because the organization had become essentially prohibitionists, wanting to have parents at dinner with kids arrested/blocked from driving if they had one drink. Sounds like they have some friends in the Obama administration...


Posted by: Lizzy at January 15, 2016 10:26 AM (NOIQH)


MADD should have disbanded 20 years ago. I think they performed a valuable service back in the 1980's because I'm old enough to remember people in the '70's laughing about having to drive home with one eye shut after bar closing.

But all states now have stiff drunk driving laws. Nobody thinks drunk driving is acceptable or funny anymore. Yet, MADD has to keep pushing increasingly draconian punishments for increasingly minor infractions because if they don't want to admit they serve no purpose anymore.

It's like the poverty pimps who really don't want poverty to end because they'd lose their cushy jobs and grants.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at January 15, 2016 10:41 AM (u0lmX)

283 Just goes to show how the left knows how to get things done and we deserve the title of the "stupid party".

Posted by: jwest at January 15, 2016 10:35 AM (Zs4uk)

The left has been, and continues to, play the long game, and have become quite proficient at it. The generic non-left barely participates, and the non-left "leaders" are pretty much all in on the game (and graft) and have no interest in retaining anything except their perks. They're not about to retire the "Stupid" trophy anytime soon!

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 15, 2016 10:41 AM (wYnyS)

284 No Uber in my area either. Although you can call a cab service from the next town over. It's not very cheap, but really they have no competition since I don't think people really call cab in this area. I'm just grateful that we have an option.

Posted by: chique testing testing at January 15, 2016 10:41 AM (ZKlDy)

285 We are living out the movie mars attacks.
Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 15, 2016 10:40 AM (xuouz)

I love that movie!

Posted by: @votermom at January 15, 2016 10:41 AM (cbfNE)

286 Speaking of Darwin Awards, what's the over/under Sean Penn lives to see 2017?

Posted by: Lizzy at January 15, 2016 10:42 AM (NOIQH)

287
**adds "Uber/taxi" to "longbows/crossbow", "9mm/.45", "True conservative/Rhino", and "Sarah Palin" as emotional topics to avoid on AoSHQ.

sheesh.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 15, 2016 10:42 AM (8XRCm)

288 Why wouldn't you just get a bottle of sriracha and mix it up yourself whenever?

Posted by: Bigby's Hand Waving a Hunnerd Dolla Bill at January 15, 2016 10:42 AM (3ZtZW)

289 And they're planning on opening hundreds of new stores in the U.S. in 2016,

A brand new one is about to open 3.5 miles west of me.
There is one 5 miles east. There is another 7 miles north and another 8 miles south.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 15, 2016 10:42 AM (FkBIv)

290 chique: Heh. But seriously, I stopped reading the comments in most places except here.

Other places have comments? Never noticed.

I mean...

Other places? There are other places?

Posted by: mindful webworker - commentin' fool at January 15, 2016 10:42 AM (XtR0g)

291 #bringbackTwyman'shead

Posted by: torabora at January 15, 2016 10:42 AM (4Vney)

292 Bill Bratton, NYCPD commissioner, has told women to "use a buddy system" when getting in cabs. Turn out there are alot of rapes

Posted by: ThunderB at January 15, 2016 10:42 AM (zOTsN)

293 Long time ago, I was at a little neighborhood fund-raiser and got introduced to a small-time local Dem pol, from a dynastic family. Ironically, the topic of the day had to do with water quality (we had an intake line running under a commercial landfill). Council had said there was no way to afford any kind of analysis. I suggested using college grad students, who needed experience and rez-you-mays, who would work for free. His comment was "The last thing you want when you're dealing with the public is a lot of facts and figures."

His cousin worked for me. The next day I expressed amazement, and his cousin's take was "Eh, Frankie can't drink. That his problem." Frankie is now a NWF outreach manager.

The Uber case is an example of how little out improved access to information has settled anything. Lots of cases out there; you can pick which ones you believe.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 15, 2016 10:43 AM (xq1UY)

294 If you want to provide stats that say cabs are not safe either, you do the fucking research.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 15, 2016 10:38 AM (iQIUe)

Hey man, pull the cork out. I don't have an opinion on Uber one way or the other. I thought you actually did make that list off google, and was impressed with the speed.
No need to be dickish.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 15, 2016 10:43 AM (kKHcp)

295 I love that movie!
Posted by: @votermom at January 15, 2016 10:41 AM (cbfNE)

Well I'll love the world we're living in as soon as we find the right old timey record that will make jihadis heads explode.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 15, 2016 10:43 AM (xuouz)

296 Women shouldn't really be getting into cars alone with strangers when they're drunk.

Posted by: chique testing testing at January 15, 2016 10:44 AM (ZKlDy)

297 Wishing Charles Johnson would go and talk some sense into the ISIS guys. That guy would make a most interesting head removal video.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at January 15, 2016 10:44 AM (xWW96)

298 Women really shouldn't be drunk an unaccompanied in the first place.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 15, 2016 10:45 AM (XiVKO)

299 298 Women really shouldn't be drunk an unaccompanied in the first place.
Posted by: Chupacabra at January 15, 2016 10:45 AM (XiVKO)

Women shouldn't be allowed to vote.
...
What?

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 15, 2016 10:45 AM (xuouz)

300 Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at January 15, 2016 10:41 AM (u0lmX)

Frankly, I'd love to get a sweet job with perks like that and ride that mother into the ground! Having a job with purpose in life is a secondary consideration at best!

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 15, 2016 10:46 AM (wYnyS)

301 No, no... women should be allowed to vote, but their votes should be put in a special box where they aren't actually counted.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 15, 2016 10:46 AM (XiVKO)

302 According to NYC, all drivers, cabbies and Uber alike, are FAR more likely to be attacked by their passengers than the reverse

Posted by: ThunderB at January 15, 2016 10:46 AM (zOTsN)

303 Well I'll love the world we're living in as soon as we find the right old timey record that will make jihadis heads explode.
Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 15, 2016 10:43 AM (xuouz)

Um, before or after they blow up congress and behead media talking heads?

"They blew up Congress!" - granny chortling with delight

Posted by: @votermom at January 15, 2016 10:46 AM (cbfNE)

304 The main problem with Cabs these days is that the companies lease the cabs out.

Because it's cheaper for them. They get almost the same amount of income for less cost and liability.

This means that the drivers don't have much care for their car. They may or may not get the same one every day. They pay the lease up front which is why they get agitated when someone wants a 5 dollar ride that takes the same amount of time a 20 dollar ride would take.

The best deal are limos for comfort and care. The jitneys or dollar cabs are the cheapest but the most dangerous.

Once upon a time when the companies hired drivers and paid either by the hour or a percentage of the net, Cars were usually a bit better. (well until the city taxes went up and the fees went up so the taxi companies skimped on maintenance)

Another thing that drives up the price of cabs and lowers the experience is the system itself. They have a limited amount of medallions and each medallion is worth a base amount to own. It's this artificial restriction of the market that drives (heh) all the problems. And if Unions are involved it gets even worse.

Which is the gap that the Uber fills. Just like Airbnb fills a renting/weekend or week stay situation.

There aren't any good answers that will appease everyone. Unless of course you want to stop any regulating at all. And some find that attractive until accidents happen, people get killed or apartments get trashed.

Then everyone wants the government to pass a law. Etc. etc. Rinse; Repeat.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 15, 2016 10:46 AM (Xo1Rt)

305 Women really shouldn't be drunk an unaccompanied in the first place.
Posted by: Chupacabra at January 15, 2016 10:45 AM (XiVKO)

The truth is so misogynistic.

Posted by: chique testing testing at January 15, 2016 10:46 AM (ZKlDy)

306 Will they make a movie like "Grizzly Man" about the folk singer after his Syrian our ends poorly?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 15, 2016 10:47 AM (XtAzU)

307 Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at January 15, 2016 10:44 AM (xWW96)

There will even be a convenient handle to pick the head up with.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 15, 2016 10:48 AM (Xo1Rt)

308 306 Will they make a movie like "Grizzly Man" about the folk singer after his Syrian our ends poorly?
Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 15, 2016 10:47 AM (XtAzU)

A hero to the left, which worships stupidity.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at January 15, 2016 10:48 AM (xWW96)

309 Yeah, some woman in NYC found that out the hard way when the Uber guy turned her down while she was in labor.
Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 10:35 AM (GZ6Pf)


Tip for soon to partuate moms: Bring a roll of visqueen.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 15, 2016 10:48 AM (q2o38)

310 Women shouldn't really be getting into cars alone with strangers when they're drunk.

Posted by: chique testing testing at January 15, 2016 10:44 AM (ZKlDy)

Basic common sense should have nothing to do with this argument!

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 15, 2016 10:48 AM (wYnyS)

311 276 So the horde has gravitated to what's the best cheap place to shop and which mode of transport is more efficient at committing a felony against you. In other words, it's Friday.

I feel partly responsible for this. But in the words of Paul Rubens*: I'M NOT SORRY!!
*AKA Pee Wee Herman

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 15, 2016 10:49 AM (5buP8)

312 As for the uber/lyft lady problem thing, I've thought of a good solution. Start a company staffed by women who only pick up women. Of course, that wouldn't work these days because, trannies.

Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 10:49 AM (bYGAR)

313 Women shouldn't be allowed to vote.

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Vote???

We never should have gave them *shoes*.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 15, 2016 10:50 AM (8XRCm)

314 Yeah, some woman in NYC found that out the hard way when the Uber guy turned her down while she was in labor.


Oh, and if something had happened the mom might have sued the driver and he'd have essentially, by one act of kindness, been forced to adopt her whole family for his life.


Posted by: Kindltot at January 15, 2016 10:50 AM (q2o38)

315 Shoes are okay for women, so long as they are there to keep their bindings in place.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 15, 2016 10:50 AM (XiVKO)

316 As for the uber/lyft lady problem thing, I've thought of a good solution. Start a company staffed by women who only pick up women. Of course, that wouldn't work these days because, trannies.

Posted by: Lauren at January 15, 2016 10:49 AM (bYGAR)



So start a parallel company. Call it "Tranny-sport, Inc."

Posted by: Country Singer at January 15, 2016 10:50 AM (GUBah)

317 Lindsey Graham, man-on-manning the South Carolina firewall ever since "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at January 15, 2016 10:51 AM (6gR7l)

318 No, no... women should be allowed to vote, but their votes should be put in a special box where they aren't actually counted.


Posted by: Chupacabra at January 15, 2016 10:46 AM (XiVKO)


I think things started to go to hell when women were allowed to own property!

*ducks and runs*

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 15, 2016 10:51 AM (wYnyS)

319 310 Women shouldn't really be getting into cars alone with strangers when they're drunk.

Sage Advice.

Posted by: Mary Jo Kopechne at January 15, 2016 10:51 AM (5buP8)

320 I feel partly responsible for this. But in the words of Paul Rubens*: I'M NOT SORRY!!
*AKA Pee Wee Herman
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin


You meant to do that.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 15, 2016 10:51 AM (FkBIv)

321 And, it goes without saying that my sexist remarks are simply over the top jokes ala the worse than genocide joke, yes?

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 15, 2016 10:51 AM (XiVKO)

322 Women shouldn't really be getting into cars alone with strangers when they're drunk.
Posted by: chique testing testing at January 15, 2016 10:44 AM (ZKlDy)


This isn't always practical, though.

I remember people I worked with giving me money to take cabs after we were out drinking (when really I was fine).

Posted by: Lea at January 15, 2016 10:52 AM (lIU4e)

323 Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 15, 2016 10:46 AM

Fifteen or so years ago, I rode in a cab in Tokyo. Cleaner than a fresh-from-showroom car, with cute little doilies on the headrests. I asked the driver about all this, and he opened the trunk to show off a complete cleaning kit, with liquid cleaners for inside and out, rags for ditto, and a supply of fresh headrest-doilies. He said that he spent his downtime keeping the car spotless.

Later found out that all cabbies in Japan (or at least Tokyo) do that.

Don't know what it's like today. They probably use robot cabdrivers that look like characters from Hello Kitty.

Posted by: MrScribbler at January 15, 2016 10:52 AM (ZPz7d)

324 Women really shouldn't be drunk an unaccompanied in the first place.

Men too, for that matter.

Posted by: V the K at January 15, 2016 10:52 AM (O7MnT)

325 Walmart tried to court the left.Worked out well.
=================
In addition to actively courting the food stamp crowd.

I shed no tears even though this news is just a ploy by them to force their suppliers to renegotiate their contracts.

Posted by: RoyalOil at January 15, 2016 10:52 AM (fQ/0p)

326 Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at January 15, 2016 10:41 AM (u0lmX)

You don't live in the "right" places.

There's plenty of places where drinking and driving is as common as not drinking and driving. With no stigma attached.

Guys (and it is mostly guys) have gotten arrested 5-6 times and the judge fines them and takes their license (they'll drive without it) and sometimes even puts them in jail.

When they get out, bang they're back at it. And now one does anything to the judge or even the cops who know the guy and know he's drunk most of the time.

And that's how it works in some rural areas.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 15, 2016 10:53 AM (Xo1Rt)

327 Women really shouldn't be drunk an unaccompanied in the first place.

Men too, for that matter.
Posted by: V the K at January 15, 2016 10:52 AM (O7MnT)

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Alone, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life son.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 15, 2016 10:53 AM (8XRCm)

328
daveweigel

Graham, helping Jeb! already: says "I think [Jeb!] is open-minded to a pathway to citizenship if that's the will of the Congress."

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 15, 2016 10:53 AM (kdS6q)

329 >> 296 Women shouldn't really be getting into cars alone with strangers
>> when they're drunk.

But showers are totes ok, right?

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at January 15, 2016 10:54 AM (nSW/N)

330 321 And, it goes without saying that my sexist remarks are simply over the top jokes ala the worse than genocide joke, yes?
Posted by: Chupacabra at January 15, 2016 10:51 AM (XiVKO)

Reading your jokes is like drinking from a Khmer Rouge trophy skull. The coffee gets everywhere because there are holes from the land mine shrapnel.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 15, 2016 10:54 AM (xuouz)

331 Well I'll love the world we're living in as soon as we find the right old timey record that will make jihadis heads explode.

I'm fairly certain we can lay all the blame all our problems in the ME to this song:

Ray Stevens' Ahab the Arab -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNigDOHz4j0

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 15, 2016 10:54 AM (LUgeY)

332
**adds "Uber/taxi" to "longbows/crossbow", "9mm/.45", "True conservative/Rhino", and "Sarah Palin" as emotional topics to avoid on AoSHQ.


Let's see. . .Sarah Palin, in the backseat of a taxi, a 9mm tucked into hergarter,shooting a crossbow at !Jeb while yelling, 'you fucking RINO!!'

Dear Penthouse Forum. . .

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 15, 2016 10:54 AM (X6fMO)

333 Great book review, votermom!
We will be seeing the movie - just not sure if it will be this weekend...

Posted by: Lizzy at January 15, 2016 10:55 AM (NOIQH)

334 Let me say it. Many many of these drivers, Uber and Cab alike, are immigrants from muslim countries. The stories I found in NY papers about women fares being attacked, seemed to me nearly all of them were attacked by "asian" drivers. If you pour your drunk friend in a cab or an Uber, you should go with her. Dont send her alone

Posted by: ThunderB at January 15, 2016 10:55 AM (zOTsN)

335 But showers are totes ok, right?
Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at January 15, 2016 10:54 AM (nSW/N)

I woman has a right not to be raped! Men need to be taught that!

Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 15, 2016 10:55 AM (xuouz)

336 Women shouldn't really be getting into cars alone with strangers when they're drunk.


Likewise, gay dudes shouldn't leave bars to use meth with thugs. Otherwise, they might become sainted iconic symbols on the need for "hate crimes" legislation.

Posted by: V the K at January 15, 2016 10:56 AM (O7MnT)

337 Speaking of Ahab the Arab: when's the last time anyone's heard The Cure song Killing an Arab?

I'd say it's at least a decade plus.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 15, 2016 10:56 AM (XiVKO)

338 Busy morning and I didn't get a chance to look at Ben's links until just now. Embarrassed to say that I posted the same KW link he did in my drive-by comment.

I could say "Hey- sorry for the repetition" or I could say "it's just that great an indictment of the fucking Progs and you should read it (the Flint link on Ben's list)!".....

Posted by: MTF at January 15, 2016 10:56 AM (TxJGV)

339 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 15, 2016 10:53 AM (kdS6q)

Backed with Miss Lindsay's support, I fully expect Jeb! to crack the 2.5% barrier any day now!

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 15, 2016 10:56 AM (wYnyS)

340 Ray Stevens' Ahab the Arab -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNigDOHz4j0
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 15, 2016 10:54 AM (LUgeY)

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Oh man.... its been years since Ive heard that song...

Posted by: fixerupper at January 15, 2016 10:56 AM (8XRCm)

341 My local Walmart (Chamblee, GA) seems mostly to cater to squat brown people who look a little damp, only speak Spanish, and pay with EBT cards.

Has anyone thrown out the notion that Walmart actively lobbies for loads of illegal immigrants on welfare because that's where the profit lies?

Posted by: An Occasional Walmart Shopper at January 15, 2016 10:57 AM (bpn7O)

342 >>> In other words, it's Friday.

>>> Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at January 15, 2016 10:39 AM

>> No it isn't!
>> Posted by: Ghost of kari at January 15, 2016 10:40 AM

You're right. The Horde is just resting.

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at January 15, 2016 10:57 AM (nSW/N)

343 Meanwhile back on the oasis . .

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 15, 2016 10:57 AM (Xo1Rt)

344 I see the Feds want to send more Americans to jail, by making it illegal to drive after consuming cold medicine.

This is an example of what asshat tyrants do.

Posted by: MTF at January 15, 2016 10:58 AM (TxJGV)

345 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 15, 2016 10:54 AM (X6fMO)

My good sir, I really really need to subscribe to your newsletter!

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 15, 2016 10:58 AM (wYnyS)

346 Today's gun store day, here's hoping they've got one of those new Glock 41 MOS models to mess around with.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 15, 2016 10:58 AM (XiVKO)

347 The RCP average for SC puts Graham at 1.5% far behind Trump. He can't even win his home State. He should drop out their strategy to have him bump a real conservative out of the race in SC is not working.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at January 15, 2016 10:58 AM (t2KH5)

348 just a ploy by them to force their suppliers to renegotiate their contracts.
This is the big thing about the Walmart business model. The original thing about them that sort of bothered some people. Something about it just didn't seem right.

Walmart gives you a price point, and challenges you to make a product with your name on it for them to sell at that price. Then the next year, they start sending you special advisers to show how you can make the same thing for 15% less, or else.

Then I found out what "shelf space agreements" were at the other stores, and kind of threw up. My hands. It is a tough old world out there.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 15, 2016 10:58 AM (xq1UY)

349 We have a slug line system in place for commuting. I think there may have been one crime committed during the many years of using it.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 15, 2016 10:59 AM (fWAjv)

350 >>Let's see. . .Sarah Palin, in the backseat of a taxi, a 9mm tucked into
hergarter,shooting a crossbow at !Jeb while yelling, 'you fucking
RINO!!'


...while eating a hotdog topped with *gasp* ketchup...

Posted by: Lizzy at January 15, 2016 10:59 AM (NOIQH)

351
Texas A AND M fan builds replica of Kyle Field out of graham crackers:

http://tinyurl.com/hjrsa2u

Because the nights are long and lonely....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 15, 2016 10:59 AM (kdS6q)

352
Meanwhile back on the oasis . .

----------


Send your camel to bed.
Shadows painting our faces.
Traces.....

....of romance in our heads.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 15, 2016 10:59 AM (8XRCm)

353 The stories I found in NY papers about women fares
being attacked, seemed to me nearly all of them were attacked by "asian"
drivers.

Posted by: ThunderB at January 15, 2016 10:55 AM


Boyoboy, that ol' tempus really fugits!

Over the years, I have ridden in NYC taxis when the drivers were unshaven dudes from the Bronx, then from various Caribbean nations, then Russians (mainly Russian Jews).

Wouldn't know what to do if I had to deal with an "Asiatic" cabbie.

Posted by: MrScribbler at January 15, 2016 10:59 AM (ZPz7d)

354 333 Great book review, votermom!
We will be seeing the movie - just not sure if it will be this weekend...
Posted by: Lizzy at January 15, 2016 10:55 AM (NOIQH)

Thank you!
I think the writer, Zuckoff, did a good job.
I hope the movie lives up to the material.

Posted by: @votermom at January 15, 2016 11:00 AM (cbfNE)

355 This isn't always practical, though.

I remember people I worked with giving me money to take cabs after we were out drinking (when really I was fine).
Posted by: Lea at January 15, 2016 10:52 AM (lIU4e)

There's always not getting drunk in the first place.

Posted by: chique testing testing at January 15, 2016 11:00 AM (OkKDg)

356 And that's how it works in some rural areas.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 15, 2016 10:53 AM (Xo1Rt)



It used to be that way where I grew up. One of two things would happen: either the cop followed you home to make sure you got there or he just loaded you in the patrol car and dropped you off at your home. The only DUI arrest I ever heard about growing up was the woman who was so drunk that a) she thought she was in a town in North Mississippi (she was in West Tennessee, 80 miles away) and she b) managed to hit a police car...which was parked in front of the police station. About 15 years ago they started cracking down, though, due to liability concerns and revenue generation.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 15, 2016 11:01 AM (GUBah)

357 Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 15, 2016 10:58 AM (xq1UY)


Well, sometimes you just need a piece of crap that might get you through the season, and THAT's when you go to Walmart!

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 15, 2016 11:01 AM (wYnyS)

358 I actually love the Russian drivers. There are fewer of them now. Mostly "Asian" now

Posted by: ThunderB at January 15, 2016 11:01 AM (zOTsN)

359 Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 15, 2016 10:53 AM (Xo1Rt)

Punishments here are pretty tough, and Wisconsin is hardly a teetotaling state. So I guess my perspective is different.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at January 15, 2016 11:02 AM (u0lmX)

360 No way would I ever use Uber to go to the airport or some time specific appointment.

I've had the opposite experience. Uber's always on time, and you can see the car coming on the GPS map live so you know almost to the second when it's going to arrive. Plus the cars are always clean and late-model. The last conventional cab I took had me late for an outpatient surgical procedure and the driver was on the phone arguing with his family the whole way.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 15, 2016 11:02 AM (S+N7W)

361 In their rush to be as stupid and crazy as is humanly possible ("These people are insane" link), the Democrats and the MSM (ahem!) accuse anyone who disagrees with Obama racist. Of course they do.

They are petulant, immature, self-absorbed criminal hacks.

Posted by: MTF at January 15, 2016 11:02 AM (TxJGV)

362 There's always not getting drunk in the first place.
Posted by: chique testing testing at January 15, 2016 11:00 AM (OkKDg)


Spoilsport : )

Seriously, I never got drunk enough that I wasn't lucid. Probably could have driven on some occasions but when coworker is really drunk and really insistent that you take a cab, it's sort of easier than arguing. But I lived for years without a car, pre uber, pre ride share, etc, so I took cabs or the metro or walked and the only time I ever had an issue was walking.

Posted by: Lea at January 15, 2016 11:02 AM (lIU4e)

363 350
>>Let's see. . .Sarah Palin, in the backseat of a taxi, a 9mm tucked into

hergarter,shooting a crossbow at !Jeb while yelling, 'you fucking

RINO!!'

...I didn't know AoSHQ had its own version of Clue. Where can I purchase this fantastic party game?

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at January 15, 2016 11:02 AM (AJeMv)

364 When I was in Chicago to visit my BiL, found out that they have a scam where the cabs are part of the Uber network.

It's the worst of all worlds.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 15, 2016 11:03 AM (XiVKO)

365 >> Many many of these drivers, Uber and Cab alike, are immigrants from muslim countries.

Yep, The scariest (domestic) taxi ride I've ever had was a late night ride from the airport (delayed flight, even more delayed arrival of luggage). Alone because I was returning from a business trip. Cabbie mentioned he was from Afghanistan. Me, attempting to make idle chit-chat, mentioned that it must have been hard for him to see what the Taliban was doing in his country, especially the recent destruction of the giant Buddhas. Dude was on a tirade for the rest of the ride (10-15 minutes) yelling about how stupid westerners don't understand what's going on there, how great the Taliban is, blah blah blah. Could not get out of there fast enough.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 15, 2016 11:03 AM (NOIQH)

366 The first January hurricane since 1938 has transitioned to a not-hurricane. Himmicane?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 15, 2016 11:04 AM (FkBIv)

367 Graham, helping Jeb! already: says "I think [Jeb!] is open-minded to a pathway to citizenship if that's the will of the Congress."


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 15, 2016 10:53 AM (kdS6q)


However that is not the will of the citizenry, and the will of the citizenry is the Mandate of Heaven. To ignore that is to bring about the Destructor, in this instance in the form of Donald Trump.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - the Outrage Outlet - Proud Sponsors of Clash Of Champions at the Iowa Caucus-Dome! at January 15, 2016 11:04 AM (hLRSq)

368 My Wife made a humongously YUGGEEEE!! Bowl of Strawberry Jello with chopped Banyannas in every bite.

Most of it is gone. I got to it before the Kids.

Yummmmm....Strawberries and Banyannas.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old and Unimproved. at January 15, 2016 11:05 AM (WVsWD)

369 on the east coast almost all the divers are ROPers

Posted by: ThunderB at January 15, 2016 11:05 AM (zOTsN)

370 30 Looks like this dead horse is gonna get beat some more. This is either pre-planned or coincidence, but a supposed unaffiliated lawyer in Texas has filed a suit regarding Cruz's citizenship status.
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Not the first one, there was one filed in Dec in VT.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 15, 2016 11:05 AM (MbrzC)

371 My local Walmart (Chamblee, GA) seems mostly to cater to squat brown people who look a little damp, only speak Spanish, and pay with EBT cards.

Every time I go to CostCo, it seems the majority of their clientele is from the ESL Community; tends to skew more Chinese and Arab, though.

Posted by: V the K at January 15, 2016 11:05 AM (O7MnT)

372 There's always not getting drunk in the first place.
Posted by: chique testing testing at January 15, 2016 11:00 AM (OkKDg)

Heretic!
It's like I don't know you people anymore.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at January 15, 2016 11:05 AM (kKHcp)

373 I've never been drunk before.

Posted by: chique testing testing at January 15, 2016 11:05 AM (PjWy4)

374 @35 Well sure. I've bought a thing or two there. My point, as if I had one, is that this was something kind of new in the economics of keeping your manufacturing company in business. But they're certainly not alone in this, and there are other ways to get your cat skinned. Shelf-space fees are the one that skeeve me out.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 15, 2016 11:05 AM (xq1UY)

375 Posted by: Ian S. at January 15, 2016 11:02 AM (S+N7W)

Daughter's friend signed up for Uber, and had to provide a car that met their standards (clean, four door, and less than 4 or 5 years old). Since Uber cars are owned privately and their condition shows up in the ratings the drivers have a vested interest in keeping them spotless.

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 15, 2016 11:05 AM (wYnyS)

376 In their rush to be as stupid and crazy as is humanly possible ("These people are insane" link), the Democrats and the MSM (ahem!) accuse anyone who disagrees with Obama racist. Of course they do.



They are petulant, immature, self-absorbed criminal hacks.

Posted by: MTF at January 15, 2016 11:02 AM


I made the mistake of wading into the comments section of that Bernie Sanders column.

Just...
O_o...
Wow....
What planet do these people live on?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 15, 2016 11:05 AM (me6xG)

377 ...while eating a hotdog topped with *gasp* ketchup...
New hotness: Sriracha Ketchup

And yes, the $2.25 is worth it. That stuff is great on fries.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at January 15, 2016 11:06 AM (5buP8)

378 Your rights end at the tip of my nose.

Personally, I couldn't care less if someone wants to get tanked up and drive their Camaro Super sport on the backroads at 80.

I do care if I (or someone I care about) am driving that road and that Camaro winds up in my lane with my car.

Basic physics here; no two objects can occupy the same space at the same time.

And this is where it gets sticky.

Which is what Governments were organized and authorized for.

Now sometimes they get a life of their own and the people are just objects to them or clients or perps or them. that's bad but other times, government just sees there's a problem and tries to correct it. Takes input from the people on what they think would work and from other sources. then enacts a law that will hopefully reduce the bad behavior.

Alas someone's bad behavior is someone else's fun.

And it's always the case no matter the extremes or how obvious the intrusion on other peoples rights, someone will always take offense at being reined in.

And as it always happens, eventually the government loses its reason and becomes more of a problem than the problems it solves and that's when the political process should make it fairly painless to change the government. Alas even this has problems because eventually the politicians forget who they really work for and where their power really comes from and they to must be removed and replaced.

Sometimes forcibly.

That time has been ripe for about 20 years but 9/11 changed the timing and forced the people to wait to do anything.

And now we see the cost of waiting.

It's been a long time coming.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at January 15, 2016 11:06 AM (Xo1Rt)

379 Dude was on a tirade for the rest of the ride (10-15 minutes) yelling about how stupid westerners don't understand what's going on there, how great the Taliban is, blah blah blah. Could not get out of there fast enough.
Posted by: Lizzy at January 15, 2016 11:03 AM (NOIQH)


Took a cab from the airport with a bf once and he made a point of engaging the cab driver in some sort of political 'discussion' that ended with the driver ranting about 'blond, blue eyed' people. I was like 'why will bf not STFU!'.

Posted by: Lea at January 15, 2016 11:07 AM (lIU4e)

380 114 Does drinking with my cat count for that whole alcoholic warning signs thing?
Posted by: Chupacabra at January 15, 2016 10:06 AM (XiVKO)

Depends on whether the cat is drinking with huge, hairy spiders. If not, totally okay.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at January 15, 2016 11:07 AM (RD7QR)

381 .I didn't know AoSHQ had its own version of Clue. Where can I purchase this fantastic party game?

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at January 15, 2016 11:02 AM (AJeMv)

50 50 chance of the deceased being buzzion or grammiewinger

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 15, 2016 11:07 AM (fWAjv)

382 every Uber car I have been in is spotless

every cab I have been in is filthy.

Uber sends you a picture of the driver. If you arenet comfortable, for any reason, you decline and get another uber. Plus with Uber you can send your "trip" to another phone. They can track your progress. Lets say your girl HAS to take an Uber alone. She can send you her trip and you will know EXACTLY where she is at all times during the trip

Posted by: ThunderB at January 15, 2016 11:08 AM (zOTsN)

383 Graham, helping Jeb! already: says "I think [Jeb!] is open-minded to a pathway to citizenship if that's the will of the Congress."


"Pathway to citizenship?" I wasn't aware that we didn't have one. Whatever happened to the Immigration Service and all the bazillions of tax dollars it spends?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 15, 2016 11:08 AM (LUgeY)

384 Our first day in America, in the mid-90s, we missed a flight change because of customs and ended up at JFK domestic after midnight with no one to meet us.
We called a hotel from the airport call place thingy, it was a Best Western, they sent a shuttle. Driver was Middle Eastern. Hotel desk clerk was also ME. Hubby shoved a chair against the hotel room door and slept with one eye open. LOL.

Posted by: @votermom at January 15, 2016 11:09 AM (cbfNE)

385 Graham, helping Jeb! already: says "I think [Jeb!] is open-minded to a pathway to citizenship if that's the will of the Congress."

Especially for Graham's pool-boy, Ramon, and his strong yet nimble hands.

Posted by: V the K at January 15, 2016 11:09 AM (O7MnT)

386 I always adopt badass city alley cats; they will not brook a mouse or spider.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 15, 2016 11:10 AM (XiVKO)

387
I didn't know AoSHQ had its own version of Clue.
Posted by: Dead Parrot Society




[Buzzion] in the [Drawing Room] with the [Crossbow]

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 15, 2016 11:10 AM (kdS6q)

388 I've never been drunk before.
Posted by: chique testing testing at January 15, 2016 11:05 AM (PjWy4)


I don't think drunk is the problem for women, unless you're falling down/insensible drunk. It's more being alone. You don't have to be drunk to have a problem.

I do care if I (or someone I care about) am driving that road and that Camaro winds up in my lane with my car.

If cops would actually go after people who are doing things like swerving into other lanes or driving recklessly, that would solve most of the problems. And you don't have to be drunk to be reckless, I see people driving crazy on the way to work every morning.

Posted by: Lea at January 15, 2016 11:10 AM (lIU4e)

389 The first January hurricane since 1938 has transitioned to a not-hurricane. Himmicane?
_________________
You called it yesterday, and so did I. Can't be a hurricane. It isn't Official TV Weatherman's Hurricane Season. Maybe it's an Anti-Cyclone?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 15, 2016 11:10 AM (xq1UY)

390 Look at that grotesque photo of Graham in the article. I thought it was Merkel at first.

Posted by: lost in jeblation at January 15, 2016 11:11 AM (GKF1b)

391 Art thread!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 15, 2016 11:11 AM (sl+zA)

392 141 yeah, dropping the BAC limit to 0.05% is just stupid, it just wastes police resources chasing down people who have had a beer after dinner and aren't a threat to anyone

Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2016 10:11 AM (uZNvH)
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Yup it's insane... but the lawyers and the rest of the legal, incarceration,insurance, and related industries I'm sure want it. $$$$$$

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 15, 2016 11:11 AM (MbrzC)

393 Art up...

Posted by: HH at January 15, 2016 11:11 AM (DrCtv)

394 JEB! + GOP primary electorate... in SC?

Counterintuitive.

The typical homicide victim is NOT a typical citizen. A typical GOP primary voter in SC is not a typical American voter.

Posted by: mnw at January 15, 2016 11:11 AM (Rsx2N)

395 Last time I took a cab, it was after a business meeting in Cherry Hill, NJ to the Philadelphia Airport. Driver was from some part of the subcontinent, bot sure which part. I told him we would have to hit an ATM as I didn't have enough cash on hand for the fare. He told me not to worry about it, and took $40 for a $55 cab ride.

Posted by: V the K at January 15, 2016 11:11 AM (O7MnT)

396 I must get 4-5 robo calls per day telling me to sign up for Obamacare

Posted by: ThunderB at January 15, 2016 11:12 AM (zOTsN)

397 163 The DUI laws on the books now are brutal, what makes you think an even lower limit will do anything, BC, other than harass people who aren't actually impaired?

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 15, 2016 10:16 AM (XiVKO)
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Exactly .08 is already bordering on ridiculous.

Posted by: ThisBeingMilt at January 15, 2016 11:12 AM (MbrzC)

398 Took a cab from the airport with a bf once and he
made a point of engaging the cab driver in some sort of political
'discussion' that ended with the driver ranting about 'blond, blue eyed'
people. I was like 'why will bf not STFU!'.



Posted by: Lea at January 15, 2016 11:07 AM (lIU4e)

I had an encounter like that once and transitioned to what was really a predecessor of Uber. Guy ran his small private limousine service (three or four other drivers) out of his car on a cell phone and generally didn't accept a new customer that hadn't been recommended to him by an existing customer. Fee was only slightly more than a conventional cab. If you gave them the flight number, they were they to pick you up when it arrived. I was on a flight that had mechanical problems and got into Dulles at 2AM (which should have been 5 PM), as I get off the plane, there was my driver waiting. He got a nice and well-deserved tip for that. I don't think Uber can beat that.

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 15, 2016 11:16 AM (wYnyS)

399 Exactly .08 is already bordering on ridiculous.

Yep. And how, in a sane world, did the SCOTUS fabricate the right for police to set up roadblocks that ensnare everyone with no proof or even suspicion of any sort of wrongdoing? According to the plain text of the Constitution, that is all kinds of illegal.

#WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 15, 2016 11:17 AM (LUgeY)

400 My local Walmart (Chamblee, GA) seems mostly to cater to squat brown people who look a little damp, only speak Spanish, and pay with EBT cards.





They're only here to do the jobs that Americans won't do

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 15, 2016 11:18 AM (493sH)

401 Also, I appreciate your answering my question, Bitter, but I think our opinions are so divergent, arguing it would serve no purpose.

Posted by: Chupacabra at January 15, 2016 11:19 AM (XiVKO)

402 "Walmart gives you a price point, and challenges you to make a product with your name on it for them to sell at that price. Then the next year, they start sending you special advisers to show how you can make the same thing for 15% less, or else."



That's business, and it's the best way to do things.

What isn't business is telling a supplier that the next time he comes into the conference room, he better have some blacks and women with him in high paid positions, or else WalMart will move the business to someone else.

Racist Blackmail. Something that every conservative in the country should have stood up against.

But we didn't. We sat quietly while the left did exactly what they wanted. Some on the right probably agreed with the policy of punishing businesses that prospered using competent white managers instead of a rainbow of diversified affirmative action hires.

Manufacturing and retailing aside, the problem of the narrative is what leaves a lasting mark. When left wing writers and media outlets would be running up and down the street naked with the their hair on fire, screaming about how racist a white person is, when a black does something totally racist our side just lets it die.

Oh well, years ago we took out one of their guys who tweeted his dick pics, so there's that.

Posted by: jwest at January 15, 2016 11:22 AM (Zs4uk)

403
Scariest taxi ride I ever had was in the bahamas back in 2000. We got the last flight in and arrived at 10pm (I think).
It was raining. We got into a 1991Buick Roadmaster that had no seatbelts or headlights. All he had for lighting was the parking lights. He was passing cars on the muddy shoulder.
Every taxi ride since has seemed tame by comparison.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at January 15, 2016 11:27 AM (0x/TW)

404 When Ray Stevens does a Palestinian tour, call me.>>>

Will he be doing his new song?

Grandma got beheaded by a jhadi.


How about a classic:

"Ahab the Arab"?

Posted by: RGallegos at January 15, 2016 11:38 AM (nxdBM)

405 The new one-drink rule will put the final nail in the coffin for many restaurants. Maybe you can take a Uber in Manhattan back and forth, but not in other places with miles of suburbia around.

Even Candy Lightner, who founded MADD, said she didn't want for this to become Prohibition. But she unleashed the "coercive power of the state" and they will "do good" whether we like it or not.

Posted by: pj at January 15, 2016 11:49 AM (cHuNI)

406 >>141 yeah, dropping the BAC limit to 0.05% is just stupid, it just wastes
police resources chasing down people who have had a beer after dinner
and aren't a threat to anyone



Posted by: chemjeff at January 15, 2016 10:11 AM (uZNvH)


It's madness. Drunk drivers - i.e., the ones who cause problems - are typically WAY over the 0.08% limit, sometimes several fold. THEY'RE the problem, not the guy who's had two beers.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 15, 2016 11:51 AM (oKE6c)

407 >>> Click thru for the graph. That cruel cruel graph.
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 15, 2016 11:13 AM (kdS6q)

Schadenfreudelicious!

Posted by: LizLem at January 15, 2016 11:54 AM (hvf9s)

408 I have a "Super" Wal-Mart (full grocery) right in my 'hood. I go there for the low-low prices on paper goods (paper towels, TP, Kleenex) and to stock up on canned goods. Stuff like that. And when I had pets, I couldn't afford not to get all my pet stuff there.

I'm just not able to pass up certain items there that are far lower priced than everywhere else. Especially when it's so close by.

I just avoid all the cheap Chinese junk.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at January 15, 2016 12:47 PM (HMt16)

409 re: cabs--
In southern Argentina my flight arrived 4-5 hours late (2 am) and the smallish airport was nearly closed. Only thing open was our gate. I had no idea where my hotel was and I only know "banos" and "dos cerveza" in Spanish. One of the VERY FEW cabs still working had an only Spanish speaking cabbie. Playing charades got me in the cab and a very dark 45 minute ride got me to the hotel. He and I both celebrated my good fortune. The hotel was thinking I was abducted.
In San Fran I try to take a private car/driver. Costs about $5 more per ride and they pick you up and drop you (like for dinner) and are there waiting after dinner. Usually in a Lincoln Town Car.

Posted by: free tibet, with purchase of equal or greater value tibet at January 15, 2016 01:04 PM (lAXNl)

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