Overnight Open Thread (22 Jan 2016)

Well winter decided to finally show up here in the mid-Atlantic and north east. Stay safe morons. NASA made a cool satellite view of the storm as it progressed the last few days.

Science

This is actually pretty cool. These gorgeous water maps are helping identify fake Scotch.

Firearms

I have got to go to this gun show in Vegas next year. If I had won the PowerBall, I probably would've at least bought one of everything there.

NFL Announcer Bloopers


The Ultimate NFL Broadcaster Bloopers Supercut by worldwideinterweb

Tick Tock

DHS investigating just 0.05 percent of 6 million illegal visa overstays. This part caught my eye.

This includes 219 illegal overstays from Afghanistan, 681 from Iraq, 564 from Iran, 56 from Libya, 1,435 from Pakistan, 440 from Syria, and 219 from Yemen, according to the report. Many are still in the United States illegally.

Real Life MacGyver Moments

10 incredible real life MacGyver moments that saved livesE.
h/t

65daysofstatic

Interesting alternate soundtrack to the 1972 science fiction film Silent Running.

Passwords

A lot of repeat offenders on the worst password list for 2015.

FootGolf

Footgolf, a unique sport that combines soccer and golf. Meh. I'd like to see AssaultGolf where you combine grenade throwing and golf.

Heh

Not your typical fire department call. Desperate woman calls fire department after losing key to chastity belt. This will probably happen more often as European women take to wearing these out in public just in case an "asian" rape party breaks out.

Barkour

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1 'Lo, 'rons.....

Posted by: cthulhu at January 22, 2016 10:03 PM (EzgxV)

2 Woot woot ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 22, 2016 10:05 PM (voOPb)

3 This Is What Multi-Cultural Diversity Looks Like

Ah, beautiful multi-culturalism where transsexuals and radical Islamists can link hands is unity against those eeevil defenders of Western Civilization... oh, wait...

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=10940

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 22, 2016 10:05 PM (vBeA5)

4 Oh noes, the doggie pic gives me a 403 error.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at January 22, 2016 10:06 PM (jV8Mq)

5 One of everything? You need one hell of a gun safe

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 22, 2016 10:08 PM (voOPb)

6 Hiya Horde. I have about five minutes before I pass out from exhaustion from this week. I hope you all are well.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Hardline Sanity Prod at January 22, 2016 10:09 PM (+eR2D)

7 Yeah, it's not showing now. Off to find a replacement.

Posted by: CDR M at January 22, 2016 10:10 PM (SCx0h)

8 I must admit, winter makes me not regret moving to Texas from the NE.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Hardline Sanity Prod at January 22, 2016 10:10 PM (+eR2D)

9 Soccer combined with golf. Do you develop narcolepsy watching it?

Posted by: no good deed at January 22, 2016 10:10 PM (GgxVX)

10 1435 pakistani?

You'd think it'd be easy to sniff that many out.

Posted by: garrett at January 22, 2016 10:11 PM (b99VK)

11 Snowmageddon! woooohoooo!

It's nice when it's you east coast doofuses..

Well.. I really do feel sorry for you.. but, hey.. it's frickin winter.

I would love to hear the impression of all the guys who complained the last few days that the media was over-sensationalizing this! lol!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 22, 2016 10:12 PM (UpGcq)

12 Interesting that Weather Underground has my area getting 12"-20", but the government (NOAA) has us getting 5"-10"

I'm betting on the commercial site, but that's just because I think the government can't do anything right except for sucking donkey cock.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 10:12 PM (Zu3d9)

13 Randy Johnson couldn't get a treat past either of my old labs.

Posted by: garrett at January 22, 2016 10:12 PM (b99VK)

14 Footgolf

I love that they all dress like Payne Stewart. I bet Lou Groza would do pretty well.

Posted by: t-bird at January 22, 2016 10:12 PM (n22zQ)

15 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at January 22, 2016 10:13 PM (xsi5s)

16 OMG, the dogs catching treats are hilarious.

Posted by: mpfs, Now Halloween Jack is a really cool cat at January 22, 2016 10:13 PM (VLmgL)

17 CBD, the NAM latest runs have deep snow much further north than earlier runs. Some folks are going to be surprised.

Posted by: CDR M at January 22, 2016 10:13 PM (SCx0h)

18 I would love to hear the impression of all the guys who complained the
last few days that the media was over-sensationalizing this! lol!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 22, 2016 10:12 PM (UpGcq)

Yeah...I'm one of them. So I get 20" of snow? So what?

It's called "winter."

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 10:14 PM (Zu3d9)

19 that's just because I think the government can't do anything right except for sucking donkey cock.

So, you admit we've got expertise!

Posted by: Gummint at January 22, 2016 10:14 PM (n22zQ)

20 I shovel, therefore I am.



Good night!

Posted by: Vendette at January 22, 2016 10:14 PM (ZHuTJ)

21 I gotta hit the sack if I want to make the end of this.
Good night horde

Posted by: Skip at January 22, 2016 10:15 PM (hk3Fb)

22 Little Sis DG!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 22, 2016 10:15 PM (voOPb)

23 Have a good night, all. Stay safe!

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Hardline Sanity Prod at January 22, 2016 10:15 PM (+eR2D)

24 Happy SNONT my pretty Hordelings.

We're still getting slow, steady buildup here but it's certainly not deep enough to bury the, uh, to make a snobo.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 22, 2016 10:15 PM (jR7Wy)

25 Date line Germany.

'Refugees' are now masterbating and pooping in the kids pools, since they can't swim and don't go in the big pool.

Posted by: Yo! at January 22, 2016 10:16 PM (xsi5s)

26 Well, we have snow. Lots of snow. And have been advised to "shelter in place." I want to slap the bureaucratic wonk who created that phrase. It is so smug.

But seriously, we have a ton of snow. Doggies are very happy.

Posted by: Moki at January 22, 2016 10:16 PM (7q2ch)

27 I do have to say that for reliable weather, it's hard to beat NOAA.

...and really, most weather forecasters are just reading you the NOAA info while wearing a tight sweater.

Which I am willing to do, by the way.

Posted by: garrett at January 22, 2016 10:16 PM (b99VK)

28 Apparently Daniel Radcliffe has a movie at Sundance where he plays a farting corpse. According to critics, it doesn't quite have the depth and complexity of 'Ass'.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at January 22, 2016 10:17 PM (ppaKI)

29 Posted by: CDR M at January 22, 2016 10:13 PM (SCx0h)

Wait....what?

Are you saying that they can't accurately predict weather more than several hours out?

Weather Underground has changed their forecast about six times in the last two days. The NOAA site has changed once.

While it is possible that the NOAA folks have arrived at the same results with every analysis, my money is on the folks who update based on changing data.

But...I have food, booze, fuel, a big generator and a manual transfer switch so I don't even have to worry about powering my heating systems.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 10:18 PM (Zu3d9)

30 I am so stealing snobo.

Posted by: mpfs, Now Halloween Jack is a really cool cat at January 22, 2016 10:18 PM (VLmgL)

31 Grenade golf awesome

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 22, 2016 10:18 PM (voOPb)

32 I just want to point out that my chastity belt is unlocked...

Posted by: Hillary! at January 22, 2016 10:18 PM (n22zQ)

33 Posted by: Yo! at January 22, 2016 10:16 PM (xsi5s)

Just what Western Civilization needs, more pool diversity!

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 22, 2016 10:19 PM (wYnyS)

34 Real life MacGyver moments that saved lives - I once fixed a leaky tap at a college kegger with a condom (replaced missing o-ring seal).

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 22, 2016 10:19 PM (T78UI)

35 Just watched "ex Machina" and liked Ms Vikander's English pronunciation.

And some other parts.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at January 22, 2016 10:20 PM (U6f54)

36 25 Date line Germany.

'Refugees' are now masterbating and pooping in the kids pools, since they can't swim and don't go in the big pool.
Posted by: Yo!

Whaaaaaat!?

Posted by: mpfs, Now Halloween Jack is a really cool cat at January 22, 2016 10:20 PM (VLmgL)

37 Posted by: garrett at January 22, 2016 10:16 PM (b99VK)


This isn't a sweater.

http://tinyurl.com/jzfa8rk

or this

http://tinyurl.com/glo3llb

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 10:20 PM (Zu3d9)

38 Hey, it's snowing. *hic*

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at January 22, 2016 10:20 PM (Dwehj)

39 Hooooooooorde!!!!!

Who did we piss off today?

Me? I managed to piss off a bunch of the AltRight/WhiteNationalist/Nazi weirdos on twitter. That made my mentions entertaining for most of the day.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:20 PM (GEICT)

40 So if the blizzard forecast has changed 6 times or so per CBD how can they forecast climate 50 years out?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 22, 2016 10:20 PM (voOPb)

41 Beware of English translations of foreign sourced stories. The English language news sources state that she didn't want to have sexual relations. If you read the actual article in il Messaggero, the chastity belt lady's story is not funny at all. They reported that she was obsessing over stories of sexual assault which she's been hearing on the news and she wore the belt to prevent being assaulted sexually.

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at January 22, 2016 10:20 PM (oQQwD)

42 Not snowing here (coastal CT) yet, but supposed to start in the wee hours overnight. Kittehs being smart and already fast asleep in the heated cat bed (big enough for both of them).

Only 26 days until spring training.

Posted by: Basement Cat at January 22, 2016 10:21 PM (3C9q2)

43 I shovel, therefore I am.

"Rutro, ergo sum" if I'm using a Russian translator correctly. Scooby-Doo couldn't have said it better.

Posted by: t-bird at January 22, 2016 10:21 PM (n22zQ)

44 Me? I managed to piss off a bunch of the AltRight/WhiteNationalist/Nazi weirdos on twitter. That made my mentions entertaining for most of the day.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:20 PM (GEICT)
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Congratulations!

But really, who's whiter than the Irish? It's like they're translucent.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 22, 2016 10:21 PM (jR7Wy)

45 I agree BC you did piss off a bunch Twitter twits

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 22, 2016 10:22 PM (voOPb)

46
I am so stealing snobo.

Posted by: mpfs, Now Halloween Jack is a really cool cat at January 22, 2016 10:18 PM (VLmgL)


Caller to Chris Plante show this AM suggested the storm be named Snobama!

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 22, 2016 10:22 PM (wYnyS)

47 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 10:18 PM (Zu3d9)


I go by the models.

Posted by: CDR M at January 22, 2016 10:23 PM (SCx0h)

48 But really, who's whiter than the Irish? It's like they're translucent.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 22, 2016 10:21 PM (jR7Wy)


True, but to those folks I'm a "cuck" or "cunt" or "fag" or any of another half dozen elementary school taunts.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:23 PM (GEICT)

49 Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:20 PM (GEICT)

Channeling Rick Wilson are we?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 10:23 PM (Zu3d9)

50 >>if the blizzard forecast has changed 6 times or so per CBD how can they forecast climate 50 years out?


Tree Ring Data.

Posted by: garrett at January 22, 2016 10:23 PM (b99VK)

51 Started hearing reports of oncoming snowstorm early in the week. On Wednesday I decided to pick up some extra milk, bread, and eggs in case we got snowed in. Spouse asked me to get a couple of things, and in the store I remembered some more stuff we needed. $200 later, I left the store.

Yesterday I went back to get milk, which I had forgotten.

Posted by: Trimegistus at January 22, 2016 10:23 PM (zq6az)

52 Yeah...I'm one of them. So I get 20" of snow? So what?

We had over 2 feet in 1996 and I'm sure we've had just as much since then. As long as the power doesn't go out or big branches come down and take out power we should be o.k, but spouse is in bed with flu or a really bad cold sp it will probably be up to FenelonSprout (Thanks for the name suggestion Boulder Toilet Hobo) and I to do most of the shoveling. We don't have a snow blower. One years kids cam by and we paid them to shovel snow, but kids are either not so enterprising or they moved someplace else.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 22, 2016 10:23 PM (w4NZ8)

53 upon further review looks like i didn't dodge the kurdistan bullet. probably going to start rotating there in about a month

Posted by: the real ch3 at January 22, 2016 10:23 PM (hTyFQ)

54 Caller to Chris Plante show this AM suggested the storm be named Snobama!
Posted by: Hrothgar at January 22, 2016 10:22 PM (wYnyS)
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Epic snowjob that lasted eight effing years.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 22, 2016 10:23 PM (jR7Wy)

55 Pretty brutal here on the Plateau tonight. I-40 is closed down between Cookeville and Crossville. The state salt trucks fought a heck of a battle, they are working to get it reopened but no time soon. The main roads are a solid sheet of white and impassable. A friend of mine who is a paramedic is on duty tonight. He just texted that all calls are being run with an escort vehicle in the lead that is a dually diesel all terrain with a tow package and winch, pretty bad!

Posted by: Tyler Mason at January 22, 2016 10:24 PM (VFBs7)

56 I go by the models.

Posted by: CDR M at January 22, 2016 10:23 PM (SCx0h)

Which ones? Whose do you trust?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 10:24 PM (Zu3d9)

57 So if the blizzard forecast has changed 6 times or so per CBD how can they forecast climate 50 years out?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 22, 2016 10:20 PM (voOPb)

"Shut up!" the climate scientists with cushy research grants explained!

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 22, 2016 10:24 PM (wYnyS)

58 Meanwhile, tonight in the White House:

Barry: Valerie!!!! Michelle is being mean to meeee!

Mooch: STFU, Barack! And tell Reggie to pull up his damned pants and GTFO.

The Gurlz: Mom, Dad, can't we have just one weekend where we bond and play Monopoly? Please?

MIL: I swear, if you two don't STFU, I'm moving back to Chicago. Oh, wait....


Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 22, 2016 10:24 PM (FsuaD)

59
But really, who's whiter than the Irish? It's like they're translucent.

Hey, I resemble that remark!

Posted by: mpfs, Now Halloween Jack is a really cool cat at January 22, 2016 10:24 PM (VLmgL)

60 I go by the models.


I go buy the models.
Because I'm very wealthy. Very, very wealthy.
I have a lot of money.
... and women like that.

Posted by: Donald Trump's Forehead merkin at January 22, 2016 10:24 PM (b99VK)

61 49 Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:20 PM (GEICT)

Channeling Rick Wilson are we?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 10:23 PM (Zu3d9)

I understand he's a pal of aces. For the most part I find him to be an asshole

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 22, 2016 10:25 PM (voOPb)

62 That chastity belt needs to block the back door too.

As every goat in the lands of Islam knows, Johnny Islam is not real picky.

Posted by: Yo! at January 22, 2016 10:25 PM (xsi5s)

63 Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 22, 2016 10:23 PM (jR7Wy)

That's great!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 22, 2016 10:25 PM (w4NZ8)

64 Posted by: Tyler Mason at January 22, 2016 10:24 PM (VFBs7)


I'm a little envious, I'd love to be on the plateau. On of these days, I'll get there, either in retirement or when I hit the lottery.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 22, 2016 10:25 PM (GUBah)

65 Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 22, 2016 10:23 PM (jR7Wy)

Well played there, Eris!

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 22, 2016 10:26 PM (wYnyS)

66 True, but to those folks I'm a "cuck" or "cunt" or "fag" or any of another half dozen elementary school taunts.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:23 PM (GEICT)
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They can't talk to you like that! Only we can talk to you like that!

But seriously, why were you jousting with these village idiots? What started it?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 22, 2016 10:26 PM (jR7Wy)

67 51 Started hearing reports of oncoming snowstorm early in the week. On Wednesday I decided to pick up some extra milk, bread, and eggs in case we got snowed in.

Is it some kind of American tradition to make French Toast whenever it snows?

Posted by: Jacques Pepin at January 22, 2016 10:27 PM (oQQwD)

68 45 I agree BC you did piss off a bunch Twitter twits

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 22, 2016 10:22 PM (voOPb)


Funny thing? The more vitriolic they got, the more my follower count went up. Hysterical.

Channeling Rick Wilson are we?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 10:23 PM (Zu3d9)



*snort*

No, I don't know how he puts up with it. They go way farther with him. I had a brief exchange with him the other night. Suddenly someone tweets us both with a picture of a picture of Wilson's adult daughter...that said person had masturbated on.

There was a 4chan thread dedicated to doxxing her and planning a "cum tribute".

People are fucking sick.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:27 PM (GEICT)

69 This soundtrack to "Silent Running" really gets space-a-delic around 12:35. I'm digging it.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 22, 2016 10:28 PM (jR7Wy)

70 As every goat in the lands of Islam knows, Johnny Islam is not real picky.

Just turn them around and you've got a unisex Islamic chastity belt.

Posted by: t-bird at January 22, 2016 10:28 PM (n22zQ)

71 I understand he's a pal of aces. For the most part I find him to be an asshole

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 22, 2016 10:25 PM (voOPb)


*nods*

I know a lot of people have that opinion of him. I will just say that the few times I've interacted with him, he's been very polite and nice.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:29 PM (GEICT)

72 Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:27 PM (GEICT)

I think he cultivates that very carefully.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 10:29 PM (Zu3d9)

73 "Suddenly someone tweets us both with a picture of a picture of Wilson's adult daughter...that said person had masturbated on. "

What. The. Fuck.

Posted by: Lauren at January 22, 2016 10:29 PM (Kqit+)

74 And nobody can come to me like a man....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 22, 2016 10:29 PM (bx+Bq)

75 One of everything? You need one hell of a gun safe
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 22, 2016 10:08 PM (voOPb)


That's where the word "compound" comes in.

Although, as a True Conservative (R), I believe you would be allowed to use the word "manor" instead. ("Demense" if you have French/Norman heritage.)

Posted by: filbert at January 22, 2016 10:29 PM (COMrr)

76 Epic snowjob that lasted eight effing years.

Perfect, All Hail Eris! LMBO

Posted by: no good deed at January 22, 2016 10:29 PM (GgxVX)

77 Oh fvck.

I forgot to make pizza dough.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 10:30 PM (Zu3d9)

78 Which ones? Whose do you trust?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 10:24 PM (Zu3d9)


I wouldn't really just blindly trust 'em. You gotta look at all of them and QA what it depicts. Most models have biases that will help you pick which one to lean on more. Other models are useless at certain ranges so that narrows it down more. Take the NAM for instance. It is known that it overestimates the precipitation amounts so you lop off about 1/3 from the total it depicts.

Posted by: CDR M at January 22, 2016 10:30 PM (SCx0h)

79 Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:27 PM (GEICT)

Glad I don't tweet or do Facebook.Anonymity always brings out the worst in people.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 22, 2016 10:30 PM (w4NZ8)

80 "But really, who's whiter than the Irish? It's like they're translucent."

Hey! I resemble that remark.

Posted by: Lauren at January 22, 2016 10:30 PM (Kqit+)

81 But seriously, why were you jousting with these village idiots? What started it?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 22, 2016 10:26 PM (jR7Wy)



Oh I never respond to any of them directly. Let them shout into the void.

This morning Trump retweeted something someone tweeted to him. Like he typically does. Except the handle that he retweeted was "@WhiteGenocideTM" and if you clicked on his page it was nothing but Nazi crap.

So I retweeted the Donald's tweet with something like "classy".

And thus began the insanity.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:31 PM (GEICT)

82 Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:27 PM (GEICT)
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Eeeeeeessshhhhhh. Wading in a human sewer.

Hope you're having a restorative drink right now.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 22, 2016 10:31 PM (jR7Wy)

83 Good doggy.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 22, 2016 10:31 PM (kpqmD)

84 space-a-delic.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 22, 2016 10:28 PM (jR7Wy)


I'm gonna have to add that word to the database.

Posted by: CDR M at January 22, 2016 10:32 PM (SCx0h)

85 Cochran I guess a one on one conversation Wilson would be decent. But once he's on the big stage his dickness comes thru.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 22, 2016 10:33 PM (voOPb)

86 Why tri-barrel? Just get a pump.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 22, 2016 10:33 PM (bx+Bq)

87 Hooooooooorde!!!!!

Who did we piss off today?

Me? I managed to piss off a bunch of the AltRight/WhiteNationalist/Nazi weirdos on twitter. That made my mentions entertaining for most of the day.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:20 PM (GEICT)


As far as I can tell, everybody is pretty much pissed off at everybody else, and has turned it up to eleventy!!!11!!!!

Other than that, it's Friday.

Oh, there seems to be a spot of weather out there on the eastern shore of the country. Seems to be disturbing the flocks.

Posted by: filbert at January 22, 2016 10:34 PM (COMrr)

88 Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:31 PM (GEICT)
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Wait, this WhiteGenocide...were they fer it or agin it?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 22, 2016 10:34 PM (jR7Wy)

89 Hope you're having a restorative drink right now.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 22, 2016 10:31 PM (jR7Wy)





Like I said, I honestly found it amusing. Those people can't offend me or bother me. I don't respect them or care enough about them for that to happen.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:34 PM (GEICT)

90 I understand he's a pal of aces. For the most part I find him to be an asshole
And how do you feel about this Rick Wilson?

Posted by: zombie sigmund freud at January 22, 2016 10:34 PM (DLIIY)

91 I'm a little envious, I'd love to be on the plateau. On of these days, I'll get there, either in retirement or when I hit the lottery.
Posted by: Country Singer at January 22, 2016 10:25 PM (GUBah)

Glad to have you, come on down. I have been here 21 yrs, best thing that ever happened to me.

Posted by: Tyler Mason at January 22, 2016 10:35 PM (VFBs7)

92 Like I said, I honestly found it amusing. Those people can't offend me or bother me. I don't respect them or care enough about them for that to happen.\

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:34 PM (GEICT)


That's a healthy attitude.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 22, 2016 10:35 PM (HalrA)

93 What is up with nro?

Romney was pro abortion and banning black guns just like Trump was

Posted by: Yo! at January 22, 2016 10:35 PM (xsi5s)

94 National Review should be thanking Trump. First for showing the obtuse tools how to fight the Left and the media (a riddle that has perpetually baffled the best minds on the right while Trump does it nearly in his sleep). Second, for being their potential bridge figure who may very well lead a renaissance of conservatism they never could. That is, Trump, as a charismatic cultural figure but at heart a practical businessman who makes things work, could end up smuggling in a functional conservatism and making patriotism "cool" in a way hard-core conservative preachers like Cruz would never be able to.

Well, I suppose Trump could do the opposite, and sell conservatism down the river. It's a risk. But isn't the same risk we run with every Republican?

Posted by: rrpjr at January 22, 2016 10:35 PM (s/yC1)

95 Wait, this WhiteGenocide...were they fer it or agin it?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 22, 2016 10:34 PM (jR7Wy)



Ha. Against. Dude is flat out white nationalist/nazi. He has listed as where he lives "Jewmerica". There's a link on his profile to this website that pushes a video of "The Greatest Story Never Told" and it's all about what a great person Hitler was.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:36 PM (GEICT)

96 Is Rick Wilson one of the guys from the Beachboys?

Posted by: andycanuck at January 22, 2016 10:36 PM (DLIIY)

97 Then what's the sense in the bragging?

Posted by: derit at January 22, 2016 10:37 PM (OC+TJ)

98 But isn't the same risk we run with every Republican?

Posted by: rrpjr at January 22, 2016 10:35 PM (s/yC1)


With Trump or Cruz, it's a risk. With just about anyone else on the slate, it's an inevitability.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 22, 2016 10:37 PM (HalrA)

99 85 Cochran I guess a one on one conversation Wilson would be decent. But once he's on the big stage his dickness comes thru.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 22, 2016 10:33 PM (voOPb)



He's a bomb thrower. An instigator. I understand why that pisses people off and irritates them. But he's never really annoyed me, even when I thought he was wrong or went too far.

But I certainly don't begrudge other people their opinions of him. Free damn country, at least for the moment.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:37 PM (GEICT)

100 But isn't the same risk we run with every Republican?
Posted by: rrpjr at January 22, 2016 10:35 PM (s/yC1)

The devil you know vs. the devil you don't.

Posted by: unfatmatt at January 22, 2016 10:38 PM (ofDwz)

101 Wait....what?

Are you saying that they can't accurately predict weather more than several hours out?

Weather Underground has changed their forecast about six times in the last two days. The NOAA site has changed once.

While it is possible that the NOAA folks have arrived at the same results with every analysis, my money is on the folks who update based on changing data.

But...I have food, booze, fuel, a big generator and a manual transfer switch so I don't even have to worry about powering my heating systems.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 10:18 PM (Zu3d9)


I have the sense that most of the NOAA local (regional) weather forecasters have their heads screwed on fairly straight . . . after all, they have to live next door to people who have to live with their forecasts. The NOAA folks in the local offices are pretty strongly motivated to get it right, I think, for the forecasts that they're responsible for.

Folks like Accuweather, Weather Underground and the like national-scope forecasters who try to do local forecasts don't IMHO do any better than the local NOAA forecasters with the 1-3 day forecasts.

Posted by: filbert at January 22, 2016 10:38 PM (COMrr)

102 All the morons are masters of their demesnes.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 22, 2016 10:38 PM (DLIIY)

103 Gas had hit $1.88 a gallon here.

Posted by: mpfs, Now Halloween Jack is a really cool cat at January 22, 2016 10:38 PM (VLmgL)

104 Gonna be a balmy 57 in Denver tomorrow. I'm gonna see if my scooter will start and if it does, I'm road trippin to....somewhere.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at January 22, 2016 10:38 PM (dFj0x)

105 "That's not a rifle."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 22, 2016 10:39 PM (xq1UY)

106 Is Rick Wilson one of the guys from the Beachboys?
Posted by: andycanuck at January 22, 2016 10:36 PM (DLIIY)


Wasn't he the crazy one?

Posted by: filbert at January 22, 2016 10:39 PM (COMrr)

107 94

Posted by: rrpjr at January 22, 2016 10:35 PM (s/yC1)
This! Thanks

Posted by: Dickie Betts fan at January 22, 2016 10:39 PM (aUQgu)

108 "Gas had hit $1.88 a gallon here."


$1.41 today. Same station selling for $1.51 day-before-yesterday.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 22, 2016 10:40 PM (bx+Bq)

109 Here;'s a dumb question. What;s the plateau you are talking about ? Somewhere in Texas?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 22, 2016 10:40 PM (w4NZ8)

110 "There's a link on his profile to this website that pushes a video of "The Greatest Story Never Told" and it's all about what a great person Hitler was."

Well that's...special.

Posted by: Lauren at January 22, 2016 10:40 PM (Z/8dZ)

111 96 Is Rick Wilson one of the guys from the Beachboys?
Posted by: andycanuck at January 22, 2016 10:36 PM (DLIIY)

Nancy and Ann's long lost brother.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 22, 2016 10:41 PM (kpqmD)

112 hi all

Posted by: chemjeff at January 22, 2016 10:41 PM (uZNvH)

113 Ok, it's Friday night. Fuck all this angry politics bullshit for the night.

What's everyone drinking? Who's about to be snowed in? We gotta do something fun. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD EVERYTHING IS AWFUL WE NEED SOMETHING FUN.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:42 PM (GEICT)

114 Wasn't he the crazy one?
I vaguely recall that he was.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 22, 2016 10:42 PM (DLIIY)

115 103
Gas had hit $1.88 a gallon here.

Posted by: mpfs, Now Halloween Jack is a really cool cat at January 22, 2016 10:38 PM (VLmgL)


I vaguely recall seeing something about it being an average of $1.65 nationwide on the day TFG was inaugurated.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 22, 2016 10:42 PM (EzgxV)

116 That dog seems to be saying" get this crap off my paw please."

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at January 22, 2016 10:42 PM (hVdx9)

117 What is up with nro?

Romney was pro abortion and banning black guns just like Trump was
Posted by: Yo! at January 22, 2016 10:35 PM (xsi5s)


National Review seems to be laboring under the delusion that, because the magazine was founded by W.F. Buckley, that they are the arbiters of What Is Conservative And What Is Not.

This is, as I say, a delusion.

All the moreso, because the assholes are based in Washington Fucking D.C..

That alone warps their worldview beyond the event horizon.

They should move their editorial offices to, oh, say, Rapid City, South Dakota. THEN they might, after a few years, start re-connecting with what the word "conservative" means.

Posted by: filbert at January 22, 2016 10:42 PM (COMrr)

118 Fake Scotch? FAKE SCOTCH!!?? This will not stand, man, this aggression will not stand!

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 22, 2016 10:43 PM (kpqmD)

119 What is up with nro?

Romney was...


I'd like to know why they made him look like Luke Wilson. From Idiocracy.

Posted by: t-bird at January 22, 2016 10:43 PM (n22zQ)

120 109
Here;'s a dumb question. What;s the plateau you are talking about ? Somewhere in Texas?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 22, 2016 10:40 PM (w4NZ


I was guessing the Cumberland Plateau.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 22, 2016 10:43 PM (EzgxV)

121 "As every goat in the lands of Islam knows, Johnny Islam is not real picky. "

Goats are Mother Nature's garbage collectors, they will eat almost anything--thorns not a problem. Pigs come close, but, they won't stand there chewing whilst one is screwing them--thus, pork is forbidden in islam.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 22, 2016 10:43 PM (kXoT0)

122 Go 104 go!

Enjoy the ride

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 22, 2016 10:44 PM (voOPb)

123 Ok, it's Friday night. Fuck all this angry politics bullshit for the night.

What's everyone drinking? Who's about to be snowed in? We gotta do something fun. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD EVERYTHING IS AWFUL WE NEED SOMETHING FUN.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:42 PM (GEICT)


You didn't like the doggies?

Posted by: filbert at January 22, 2016 10:44 PM (COMrr)

124 It should not be a crime to beat the piss out of someone who masterbates in the kiddy pool in a civilized country.

Posted by: Yo! at January 22, 2016 10:44 PM (xsi5s)

125

Interesting alternate soundtrack to the 1972 science fiction film Silent Running.



No opening credits with Joan Baez' interminable wailing? What a tragedy.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 22, 2016 10:45 PM (oVJmc)

126 I vaguely recall seeing something about it being an average of $1.65 nationwide on the day TFG was inaugurated.
Posted by: cthulhu at January 22, 2016 10:42 PM (EzgxV)

No ethanol gas was $1.71 here in Tulsa today. I never look at the other prices because living in an oil state, I prefer not to subsidize Big Corn.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 22, 2016 10:45 PM (kXoT0)

127 Cruz never abandons debate mode, using stilted language oddities, such as "indeed".

Trump understands that free enterprise forms the basis of a free society and talks, rather than preaches, to me.

Trump for Commander In Chief
Cruz for Supreme Court (sb Chief Justice)

Posted by: Dickie Betts fan at January 22, 2016 10:45 PM (aUQgu)

128 34 I once fixed a leaky tap at a college kegger with a condom (replaced missing o-ring seal).

Wait, you were at that party too?? What are the odds...

Posted by: Sabrina Chase at January 22, 2016 10:45 PM (GG9V6)

129 Posted by: CDR M at January 22, 2016 10:30 PM (SCx0h)

At the risk of revealing my inner geek, that would be a really interesting post...how you look at forecasts and your thought process while arriving at a conclusion.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 10:45 PM (Zu3d9)

130 "Here;'s a dumb question. What;s the plateau you are talking about ? Somewhere in Texas?"



Edwards Plateau?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 22, 2016 10:45 PM (bx+Bq)

131 $1.41 today. Same station selling for $1.51 day-before-yesterday.

You guys must be shirking the $1.18/gallon Golden State Privilege Tax.

Posted by: t-bird at January 22, 2016 10:45 PM (n22zQ)

132 You didn't like the doggies?

Posted by: filbert at January 22, 2016 10:44 PM (COMrr)



Dogs?

Oh. In the post. I should probably read the post.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:46 PM (GEICT)

133 113: THIS.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 22, 2016 10:46 PM (ucDmr)

134 117
What is up with nro?



Romney was pro abortion and banning black guns just like Trump was

Posted by: Yo! at January 22, 2016 10:35 PM (xsi5s)



National Review seems to be laboring under the delusion that,
because the magazine was founded by W.F. Buckley, that they are the
arbiters of What Is Conservative And What Is Not.



This is, as I say, a delusion.



All the moreso, because the assholes are based in Washington Fucking D.C..



That alone warps their worldview beyond the event horizon.



They should move their editorial offices to, oh, say, Rapid City,
South Dakota. THEN they might, after a few years, start re-connecting
with what the word "conservative" means.

Posted by: filbert at January 22, 2016 10:42 PM (COMrr)


Speaking of which -- anyone know which of the websites that noscript blocks on NRO that you actually need to enable to read their stuff....as opposed to the dozen that are trying to adserve you, track you, place malware on you, or sign you up for the camps?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 22, 2016 10:46 PM (EzgxV)

135 OK, OK, BCochran, I am drinking Buffalo Trace Bourbon Creme over a few ice cubes.

K, better?

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 22, 2016 10:46 PM (kXoT0)

136 I'm currently sucking down brandy and diet ginger ale.

Don't judge.

Posted by: filbert at January 22, 2016 10:46 PM (COMrr)

137 It should not be a crime to beat the piss out of someone who masterbates in the kiddy pool in a civilized country.

Make him drink the pool.

Posted by: t-bird at January 22, 2016 10:47 PM (n22zQ)

138 Yeah. Fake scotch is BS.
That's it.
I'm done.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 22, 2016 10:47 PM (Se2s/)

139 What's everyone drinking? Who's about to be snowed in? We gotta do something fun. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD EVERYTHING IS AWFUL WE NEED SOMETHING FUN.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:42 PM (GEICT)

Laphroaig 10 year. It's 39 Degrees here in Beaumont, with a nice fire in the fireplace and the windows open because shit, it's winter and I'm gonna have a damn fire!

Posted by: unfatmatt at January 22, 2016 10:47 PM (ofDwz)

140 109 Here;'s a dumb question. What;s the plateau you are talking about ? Somewhere in Texas?

Not a dumb question at all. It is the Cumberland Plateau. Where I live is in the region that runs through eastern Tennessee. It is truly God`s country, If you ever come here you will always long to come back!






Posted by: Tyler Mason at January 22, 2016 10:47 PM (VFBs7)

141 Yeah...I'm one of them. So I get 20" of snow? So what?
It's called "winter."
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 10:14 PM (Zu3d9)

That's the way I feel. If you can't handle 20" of snow, move to Florida.

You have a week's worth of groceries anyway. So you sit around watching TV, play on the computer, make a pot of chili, and bake brownies.

Even if the electricity goes off, in my case the hot water heater still works. So I wear a few layers, put a couple of quilts on the bed, and every so often, fill the tub with hot water and relax in it. I can recharge my devices by running my car.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 22, 2016 10:47 PM (kGrwF)

142 "What;s the plateau you are talking about ? Somewhere in Texas?"


Reviewed the thread. Not Texas. Somewhere East.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 22, 2016 10:47 PM (bx+Bq)

143 Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:36 PM (GEICT)
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Just to be shallow, cuz that's who I am and I'm my authentic self, I will observe that these supremacists are themselves never very close to the square-jawed Aryan ideal.

I mean bitchin' blonde atomic zeppelin rangers death-dealing Thor's thunderbolts to the world's untermenschen, all to a magnificent Wagnerian soundtrack.

They always seem to be stump-toothed goobers.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 22, 2016 10:47 PM (jR7Wy)

144 watched 'buying alaska'

had a pet wolf !?

as a neighbour.

nice spot

Posted by: it's a funny world at January 22, 2016 10:47 PM (QrwkN)

145 He has listed as where he lives "Jewmerica".

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:36 PM (GEICT)

Where's my fvcking rent check?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 10:48 PM (Zu3d9)

146 So, it's snowing in Cali, and its raining here to. And we have big surf. Don't forget the Desert. But let's talk about the east coast, like it matters.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 22, 2016 10:48 PM (XQ30z)

147 "Cruz never abandons debate mode, using stilted language oddities, such as "indeed"."

Wait, what?

Posted by: Lauren at January 22, 2016 10:48 PM (Z/8dZ)

148 For some happy news, see my sock link. A male Tweeter in Canada has been found not guilty of criminal harassment after being criminally charged via two feminist nuts for Twitter harassment when he never used any threats against them or even the usual online taunts.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 22, 2016 10:48 PM (DLIIY)

149 Regular gas is $1.35 here in Tulsa at some stations. I just checked. http://www.tulsagasprices.com/QuikTrip_Gas_Stations/index.aspx

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 22, 2016 10:48 PM (kXoT0)

150 Well kids my new prescription of Baclofen with a Klonopin chaser is kicking in. So I'll say.....snore.

Happy birthday Thrawn if you're lurking.

Posted by: mpfs, Now Halloween Jack is a really cool cat at January 22, 2016 10:48 PM (VLmgL)

151 135 OK, OK, BCochran, I am drinking Buffalo Trace Bourbon Creme over a few ice cubes.

K, better?

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 22, 2016 10:46 PM (kXoT0)



I've never heard of that. I mean, obv I've had BT, but Bourbon Creme? Good?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:49 PM (GEICT)

152 So, After liking "Fortitude" on amazon prime, I decided to try another british series, so the Worriker trilogy looked interesting so I gave it a try. Did not make a half hour through the first episode. Points of interest:

1) Nighy(the lead) looks about 70. His love interest (I assume she is, Rachel Weiss) looks late 20's early 30's. Sigh.

2) Nighy is a member of british intelligence, his secretary, a muslim lady in a head scarf. This would not be that bad but for gods sakes with all of the other cultural signalling going on, it kind of annoys.

3) Nighy "pumps" (could not avoid the euphemism) a reporter for information on his neighbor (Weiss.) They make sure you know that the guy is rabidly homosexual in the first 30 sec by having him both come on to and check out the waiter. Again, not that big of a deal, but along with all of the other cultural signalling....

4) Everyone smoked. I actually saw this as a positive.

5) Nighy, in one of his first conversations with Weiss, mentions that he left his wife while she was pregnant with their daughter. For God's sake people, the protagonist is supposed to be SYMPATHETIC not a douchebag.

6) What finally made me turn it off was when Weiss was telling Nighy about her brother who was "Killed by the Israelis." He asks her what the brother was doing and she replies "He was waving a white flag, trying to keep them from knocking down a building."

*click*

*sigh*

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 22, 2016 10:49 PM (iHjB5)

153 145 He has listed as where he lives "Jewmerica".

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:36 PM (GEICT)

Where's my fvcking rent check?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 10:48 PM (Zu3d9)

It's always about money with you people.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 22, 2016 10:49 PM (kpqmD)

154 No opening credits with Joan Baez' interminable wailing? What a tragedy.
Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at January 22, 2016 10:45 PM (oVJmc)


Well, you know, could have been the wailing of . . . er . . . John Lennon's second wife . . .

Posted by: filbert at January 22, 2016 10:49 PM (COMrr)

155 I wonder why Bowling covered for O'Reilly today? Ethics on O'Reilly's part?

Posted by: bestie21 at January 22, 2016 10:49 PM (HUeC4)

156 What's everyone drinking?

What aren't I drinking? Be a good girl, Huma, bottoms up!

Posted by: Hilarry! (*hic*) at January 22, 2016 10:49 PM (n22zQ)

157 136 I'm currently sucking down brandy and diet ginger ale.

Don't judge.

Posted by: filbert at January 22, 2016 10:46 PM (COMrr)



Judge? Hell I'm drinking RedStag and diet coke. I'm in no place to judge. Slainte.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:49 PM (GEICT)

158 filbert

Oh God forbid they would rub elbows with the common man. The cocktail & dinner parties, the politicians, the lobbyists, they could never leave.

They went from journalism school to a politicans office or an east coast journalism office. Fuck em all. We saw the debates, there are 2 candidates who are top notch. The rest aren't. Let us decide you we want. NRO FOAD

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 22, 2016 10:49 PM (voOPb)

159 Good morning all.

Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at January 22, 2016 10:49 PM (QY8ck)

160 I didn't piss off anyone I don't think except for the woman at the supermarket who thought I was cutting in line (which I wasn't), but we worked it out.

It was a great day! I had lunch with friends and we laughed a lot and the problem with the son with Chemistry-has, I think, been worked out (Thanks for the prayers, folks) so he won't be complaining about Chemistry every day several times a day for the next five months. Hell find something else to complain about. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 22, 2016 10:50 PM (w4NZ8)

161 In re 149, there's are some stations selling it for $1.29.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 22, 2016 10:50 PM (kXoT0)

162 Just because I ran across it...

Snowbilly in stompy boots...

http://bit.ly/1REsoVa

Posted by: Meremortal at January 22, 2016 10:50 PM (3myMJ)

163 "There's a link on his profile to this website that pushes a video of 'The Greatest Story Never Told' and it's all about what a great person
Hitler was."

Well, in fairness, without Hitler, we would never have had lots of funny _Downfall_ riff videos posted on the Internet.

Let's not lose sight of what's really important here.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 22, 2016 10:50 PM (noWW6)

164 113

Very very cheap wine from Kroger. Not 20/20 MD, but close

Posted by: Dickie Betts fan at January 22, 2016 10:50 PM (aUQgu)

165 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 10:45 PM (Zu3d9)

Agree that this would be an interesting and useful topic.

I've found NOAA's web site to be pretty useful but not user friendly as a lot of interesting stuff is hidden under obscure links. For example, there are pretty good tide charts, but getting to the one you really want is non-trivial. If you find one you like, bookmark it to save yourself a lot of frustration!

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 22, 2016 10:50 PM (wYnyS)

166 Where's my fvcking rent check?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 10:48 PM (Zu3d9)


It's always about money with you people.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 22, 2016 10:49 PM (kpqmD)



Dammit. I just choked on my drink you funny bastards.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:50 PM (GEICT)

167 So there are isotopes in my scotch??!!
Who knew?
No wonder it gives me a glow!

Posted by: Diogenes at January 22, 2016 10:50 PM (Se2s/)

168 153 145 He has listed as where he lives "Jewmerica".

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:36 PM (GEICT)

Where's my fvcking rent check?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 10:48 PM (Zu3d9)

It's always about money with you people.
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 22, 2016 10:49 PM (kpqmD)

*snorts*

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 22, 2016 10:51 PM (voOPb)

169 I am not drinking anything but I do have an Angry Orchard hard apple cider in the fridge if I want to drink.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 22, 2016 10:51 PM (w4NZ8)

170 "You guys must be shirking the $1.18/gallon Golden State Privilege Tax."



Yeah, we don't got.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 22, 2016 10:51 PM (bx+Bq)

171 About passwords. I use (biblical)scripture. Creates really strong passwords and reminds me of things I need to be reminded of. Also my gut feeling tells me hackers are not attuned.

Posted by: small town girl at January 22, 2016 10:52 PM (utT6Q)

172 While a medical kit was onboard, no alcohol could be found to disinfect the IV needle, so Dr. Quinlan requested a flight attendant grab some whiskey from the bar cart to do so.

Whiskey will not disinfect medical devices. This is garbage info.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 22, 2016 10:52 PM (W0RfD)

173 Where's my fvcking rent check?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 10:48 PM (Zu3d9)
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I LOL'd all over my keyboard.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 22, 2016 10:52 PM (jR7Wy)

174 I picked a fine day to quite drinking.

Posted by: bestie21 at January 22, 2016 10:52 PM (HUeC4)

175 It's 39 Degrees here in Beaumont,

Did you protest at Hillary's fundraiser on Wednesday?

Posted by: no good deed at January 22, 2016 10:52 PM (GgxVX)

176 169
I am not drinking anything but I do have an Angry Orchard hard apple cider in the fridge if I want to drink.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 22, 2016 10:51 PM (w4NZ


Good stuff. I like their green apple flavor.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 22, 2016 10:52 PM (HalrA)

177 117 What is up with nro?
Romney was pro abortion and banning black guns just like Trump was
Posted by: Yo! at January 22, 2016 10:35 PM (xsi5s)


There's some good stuff published by NRO, that pushes back against the GOPe establishment, occasionally, but when push comes to shove, at the end of the day, when all is said and done, etc., they'll throw their lot in with the Man.

No more do we see of this standing athwart History hollering 'Stop!' These days it's 'Get the F*** Outa The Way!'

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 22, 2016 10:52 PM (j/w3r)

178 I LOL'd all over my keyboard.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 22, 2016 10:52 PM (jR7Wy)



Anybody else picture something really dirty?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:53 PM (GEICT)

179 #134 Under the NoScript "Options..." grey box on the bottom right toolbar, have you got "Allow NRO" checked off okay? Even the "Temporarily Allow" checked off? That's all I've got for them (when I used to go there on occasion when linked from conservative sites) and I can see the text okay.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 22, 2016 10:53 PM (DLIIY)

180 Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:42 PM (GEICT)

I had a 5:1 Brokers Gin:Carpano Bianco Vermouth Martini with a twist.

It was great.

And then moved on to lots of beer.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 10:53 PM (Zu3d9)

181 Whiskey will not disinfect medical devices. This is garbage info.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 22, 2016 10:52 PM (W0RfD)
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It makes the prick slide in easier, I've found.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 22, 2016 10:53 PM (jR7Wy)

182 Pie.

Hot fudge sundae.

Bacon.

Posted by: eman at January 22, 2016 10:53 PM (MQEz6)

183 137 It should not be a crime to beat the piss out of someone who masterbates in the kiddy pool in a civilized country.

Make him drink the pool.
Posted by: t-bird at January 22, 2016 10:47 PM (n22zQ)


Now, now, let's not be hasty here.

First of all, were there kiddies in the kiddy pool? Or sex-starved NFL team cheerleaders? I think that might make a difference. A fairly big difference, between drawing and quartering, and the purchase of a round at the local pub and good-natured heckling for not inviting his friends.

Second . . . day or night? Drunk or sober?

Situation of the kiddy pool? Good cover of shrubbery and trees, or way out in the open?

I mean . . . you know . . . details matter.

Posted by: filbert at January 22, 2016 10:53 PM (COMrr)

184 What finally made me turn it off was when Weiss was telling Nighy about her brother who was "Killed by the Israelis."

*click*
Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 22, 2016 10:49 PM (iHjB5)
_____

Exactly my experience. I clicked it off at that precise moment. I can't sit through the insult anymore.

Posted by: rrpjr at January 22, 2016 10:53 PM (s/yC1)

185 113
Trying out Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire as a cold weather sipping drink. So far, not bad. Less syrupy than fireball and a lot less sweet.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 22, 2016 10:54 PM (iHjB5)

186 I've never heard of that. I mean, obv I've had BT, but Bourbon Creme? Good?
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:49 PM (GEICT)

Excellent. They can't keep it in stock. It is lovely in dark chocolate hot chocolate. Since the fiance's death in December, many a 3 or 4 AM morning has found me sipping hot chocolate and Bourbon Creme.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 22, 2016 10:54 PM (kXoT0)

187 181 Whiskey will not disinfect medical devices. This is garbage info.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 22, 2016 10:52 PM (W0RfD)
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It makes the prick slide in easier, I've found.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 22, 2016 10:53 PM (jR7Wy)

Oh my.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 22, 2016 10:54 PM (kpqmD)

188 BTW: if any of you just happen to be on a plane somewhere between Nairobi and Calgary Sunday/Monday I have a caution for you.
If you happen to a rumpled gray-haired white guy be careful. He smells like an unwashed Ewok during an Endorian heat wave.
Just sayin'.

Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at January 22, 2016 10:54 PM (QY8ck)

189 I had a 5:1 Brokers Gin:Carpano Bianco Vermouth Martini with a twist.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 10:53 PM (Zu3d9)




.........................one of these days I'm going to get you to come to the NoVaMoMe and I'm going to force you to drink Fireball all night.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:54 PM (GEICT)

190 140
109 Here;'s a dumb question. What;s the plateau you are talking about ? Somewhere in Texas?



Not a dumb question at all. It is the Cumberland Plateau. Where I
live is in the region that runs through eastern Tennessee. It is truly
God`s country, If you ever come here you will always long to come back!















Posted by: Tyler Mason at January 22, 2016 10:47 PM (VFBs7)


I traversed it when I went looking around the Nashville area from Knoxville. Three observations: (1) considering how unusual it is that you notice, you really feel like you're on a plateau as you go across it; (2) It seems like nice country; and (3) I'm guessing that AJ's Hermitage is on it [missed going due to time constraints].

Posted by: cthulhu at January 22, 2016 10:54 PM (EzgxV)

191 I think he masturbated in the hot tub and crapped in the kiddie pool.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at January 22, 2016 10:55 PM (gisJf)

192 169 I am not drinking anything but I do have an Angry Orchard hard apple cider in the fridge if I want to drink.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 22, 2016 10:51 PM (w4NZ




If my heart could save burn in a bottle....

Posted by: Zombie Jim Croce at January 22, 2016 10:55 PM (yxw0r)

193 137 It should not be a crime to beat the piss out of someone who masterbates in the kiddy pool in a civilized country.

Make Him drink the pool.
-----
Wow did not know drinking jizz was halal

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 22, 2016 10:55 PM (voOPb)

194 Ooh, I have Original Sin cider. Back in a jiffy.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 22, 2016 10:55 PM (jR7Wy)

195
Whiskey will not disinfect medical devices. This is garbage info.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 22, 2016 10:52 PM (W0RfD)

May be, but when used in an IV you don't give a damn!

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 22, 2016 10:55 PM (wYnyS)

196 Trying out Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire as a cold weather sipping drink. So far, not bad. Less syrupy than fireball and a lot less sweet.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 22, 2016 10:54 PM (iHjB5)


I'm a big fan of Tennessee fire and that's almost exactly, word for word, my description of it.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:55 PM (GEICT)

197 Posted by: Dickie Betts fan at January 22, 2016 10:50 PM (aUQgu)

I was at an excellent liquor store a few days ago and they had a display with $4 Chardonnay.

My wife puts ice in her Chardonnay, so I thought..."What the fvck? Why not?"

She liked it!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 10:55 PM (Zu3d9)

198 I like the winter cinnful apple that Angry Orchard makes.

Posted by: Lauren at January 22, 2016 10:56 PM (Z/8dZ)

199 167
So there are isotopes in my scotch??!!

Who knew?

No wonder it gives me a glow!

Posted by: Diogenes at January 22, 2016 10:50 PM (Se2s/)

There's not only isotopes in your scotch, there's also.... CHEMICALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: chemjeff at January 22, 2016 10:56 PM (uZNvH)

200 Guessing Everclear can disinfect

Posted by: Dickie Betts fan at January 22, 2016 10:56 PM (aUQgu)

201 I and everyone love to have fun with the weather guys. A cousin of mine, now retired, used to work for the NWS. He's very sensitive about criticism of them. Hell, they expanded the local office (pork from Fritz Hollings, IIRC). He was the head of it, but the new office was big enough that a Ph.D was required to run it. Cuz didn't have one, so he couldn't be the head. He still ran it, but had Dr. So-and-so as the titular head, who just drew a big salary and supervised.

I love to make cracks about their forecasting prowess and get Cuz all riled up.

A local station, WYFF, back in the late 90s or so, I can't really remember, got a new Doppler radar system, which they dubbed "Super Doppler". A neighbor of mine (he's now 90, and sort of out of his head now, doubt he even knows who I am now) dubbed that "The ditty bopper".

So after the, we generally to refer to the weather forecasting apparatus as "The Ditty Bopper". Ie, what's the Ditty Bopper say it's going to do tomorrow?

Anyway, WYFF has a new weather model they run, which they've been bragging about, which continuously takes current conditions into account as it runs.

So that's the latest Ditty Bopper technology. The Ditty Bopper currently claims the ice is over with and we'll only have a little snow and sleet for the rest of the night, and it should clear by tomorrow afternoon.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 22, 2016 10:56 PM (dvuhZ)

202 and BC, well not drinking tonight, had a raging headache all day and now just going to go to bed soon :/

Posted by: chemjeff at January 22, 2016 10:56 PM (uZNvH)

203 183 137 It should not be a crime to beat the piss out of someone who masterbates in the kiddy pool in a civilized country.

Make him drink the pool.
Posted by: t-bird at January 22, 2016 10:47 PM (n22zQ)

Now, now, let's not be hasty here. .

Second . . . day or night? Drunk or sober?

Situation of the kiddy pool? Good cover of shrubbery and trees, or way out in the open?

I mean . . . you know . . . details matter.
Posted by: filbert at January 22, 2016 10:53 PM (COMrr)

You sound as if you speak from experience. NTTAW...who am I kidding, there's a LOT wrong with that!

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 22, 2016 10:57 PM (kpqmD)

204 In case it has not been posted. North Dakota named a new landfill after Obama.

http://dailycurrant.com/2014/11/17/north-dakota-names-landfill-after-obama/

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 22, 2016 10:57 PM (kXoT0)

205 Excellent. They can't keep it in stock. It is lovely in dark chocolate hot chocolate. Since the fiance's death in December, many a 3 or 4 AM morning has found me sipping hot chocolate and Bourbon Creme.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 22, 2016 10:54 PM (kXoT0)



*hug*

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:57 PM (GEICT)

206 155
I wonder why Bowling covered for O'Reilly today? Ethics on O'Reilly's part?

Posted by: bestie21 at January 22, 2016 10:49 PM
~~~~
Snow. BOR lives on Long Island and he's a big wimp.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 22, 2016 10:57 PM (E6RIJ)

207 After seeing Trumps statements, etc. I do nit trust him.
Cruz. I trust more than Trump, but still wary of him.
If neither of them can beat Hillary or Bernie, then we really are lost as a country.

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at January 22, 2016 10:57 PM (hVdx9)

208 Oh fvck.
I forgot to make pizza dough.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 10:30 PM

Do NOT forget to make pizza dough! We used to do that every so often. Homemade pizza to your specs is the best.

Haven't done that in a bit, thanks for the idea.
Just enjoyed a wonderful pot roast, we usually have it just once a year in homage to the healthy eating gods. But it's so damn good.

Posted by: Farmer at January 22, 2016 10:57 PM (o/90i)

209 Anyone tried Pendleton 1910 Canadian whiskey ? I found it very mild

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at January 22, 2016 10:58 PM (dULJN)

210 "He smells like an unwashed Ewok during an Endorian heat wave.
Just sayin'."



So, your're flying back. Good deal.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 22, 2016 10:58 PM (bx+Bq)

211 I'm going to force you to drink Fireball all night.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:54 PM (GEICT)

Not a chance. But certainly after a few grownup drinks.

I am going to make it to one of those if it kills me...and I'm bringing Nevergiveup and J.J. Sefton.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 10:58 PM (Zu3d9)

212 This Is What Multi-Cultural Diversity Looks Like



Ah, beautiful multi-culturalism where transsexuals and radical
Islamists can link hands is unity against those eeevil defenders of
Western Civilization... oh, wait...



More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=10940

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 22, 2016 10:05 PM (vBeA5)


That feces is eventually going to hit the fan here. And I can't wait to see the lefties' heads explode like in Scanners trying to decide which aggrieved group they must support. I'm guessing it will be one that threatens to slit their throats so bye bye trannies.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 22, 2016 10:58 PM (45oDG)

213 202 and BC, well not drinking tonight, had a raging headache all day and now just going to go to bed soon :/

Posted by: chemjeff at January 22, 2016 10:56 PM (uZNvH)



I get that. My sleep cycle has been all fucked up this week. Grab you some good shut eye and feel better.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:58 PM (GEICT)

214 #183


#25 has the details

Posted by: Yo! at January 22, 2016 10:58 PM (xsi5s)

215 191 I think he masturbated in the hot tub and crapped in the kiddie pool.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at January 22, 2016 10:55 PM (gisJf)

Well hell, that makes all the difference in the world!

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 22, 2016 10:58 PM (kpqmD)

216 You sound as if you speak from experience. NTTAW...who am I kidding, there's a LOT wrong with that!
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 22, 2016 10:57 PM (kpqmD)


Well, considering I think the range of responses begins with drawing and quartering, and then goes down from there . . .

Posted by: filbert at January 22, 2016 10:59 PM (COMrr)

217 Ha. Against. Dude is flat out white nationalist/nazi. He has listed as where he lives "Jewmerica". There's a link on his profile to this website that pushes a video of "The Greatest Story Never Told" and it's all about what a great person Hitler was.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:36 PM (GEICT)


Friend of mine had her elderly German mother pass away not too long ago. Lived through WWII. Never would say a bad word about Hitler.

"But Mrs. Konig, what about all those Jews who were murdered?"

"Oh, we didn't know."

And then I realized that explaining the difference between vincible and invincible ignorance to her would be futile.

Posted by: OregonMuse at January 22, 2016 10:59 PM (j/w3r)

218 Posted by: Farmer at January 22, 2016 10:57 PM (o/90i)

Oh man, I just saw a cooking show with an excellent looking pot roast.

They are usually on the dry side, so if you have a recipe.....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 10:59 PM (Zu3d9)

219
.........................one of these days I'm going to get you to come to the NoVaMoMe and I'm going to force you to drink Fireball all night.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:54 PM (GEICT)
---

No, no, even better -- 360 Glazed Donut Vodka.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 22, 2016 10:59 PM (jR7Wy)

220 Not a chance. But certainly after a few grownup drinks.

I am going to make it to one of those if it kills me...and I'm bringing Nevergiveup and J.J. Sefton.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 10:58 PM (Zu3d9)



You can drink Manhattans with Nearsider.

And the more the merrier.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 11:00 PM (GEICT)

221 I didn't piss off anyone I don't think except for the woman at the supermarket who thought I was cutting in line (which I wasn't), but we worked it out.
Yeah, just like FS "worked it out" with grammie winger.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 22, 2016 11:00 PM (DLIIY)

222 211 I'm going to force you to drink Fireball all night.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:54 PM (GEICT)

Not a chance. But certainly after a few grownup drinks.

I am going to make it to one of those if it kills me...and I'm bringing Nevergiveup and J.J. Sefton.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 10:58 PM (Zu3d9)

Jewmageddon!

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 22, 2016 11:00 PM (kpqmD)

223 "Guessing Everclear can disinfect"


It burns, so, yeah.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 22, 2016 11:00 PM (bx+Bq)

224 360 Glazed Donut Vodka.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 22, 2016 10:59 PM (jR7Wy)



Oh man, I'm not a barbarian.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 11:01 PM (GEICT)

225 172
While a medical kit was onboard, no alcohol could be found to
disinfect the IV needle, so Dr. Quinlan requested a flight attendant
grab some whiskey from the bar cart to do so.



Whiskey will not disinfect medical devices. This is garbage info.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 22, 2016 10:52 PM (W0RfD)


If it's the best you have at hand, it's better than throwing up your hands and saying, "it's not really sterile, let him die."

Posted by: cthulhu at January 22, 2016 11:01 PM (EzgxV)

226 214 #183


#25 has the details
Posted by: Yo! at January 22, 2016 10:58 PM (xsi5s)


It was beginning to sink into my brandy-soaked brain that I might have missed something . . .

Posted by: filbert at January 22, 2016 11:01 PM (COMrr)

227 "Nighy is a member of british intelligence"

Someone started talking to me about a drama series which purports to be about the amazing thrilling accomplishments of modern MI5.

I snorted and said, "Oh, yes, British intelligence, the people who brought us Kim Philby and Guy Burgess. Why, they are a bunch of _consummate_ professionals at the business."

Blank stare. No idea in the world what or who I was referring to.

Gee, maybe it isn't too early in the evening to shift to the hard stuff. There's some vintage 2015 Val-U-Rite I have set by for special occasions like this.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 22, 2016 11:01 PM (noWW6)

228 Gas was $1.36 in LaMarque, TX today, at the Wal Mart pumps.

They no longer put the price in the 3 ft high letters on the canopy, as they were having to change them daily as the price plummeted.

Love the affordable gas, hate the effect it has on the oil patch jobs.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 22, 2016 11:01 PM (McRlu)

229 NOAA says it's 3.58 degrees warmer than it actually is on the east coast. No snow for you.

Posted by: Hank at January 22, 2016 11:01 PM (BtG7l)

230 219
.........................one of these days I'm going to get you to come to the NoVaMoMe and I'm going to force you to drink Fireball all night.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:54 PM (GEICT)
---

No, no, even better -- 360 Glazed Donut Vodka.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 22, 2016 10:59 PM (jR7Wy)

He wants him to get drunk, not gay.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 22, 2016 11:02 PM (kpqmD)

231 Is it some kind of American tradition to make French Toast whenever it snows?
Posted by: Jacques Pepin
---------------------
It is a known fact that milk sammiches are a very necessary winter survival food.

Posted by: Chi at January 22, 2016 11:02 PM (I7I0v)

232 DHS investigating just 0.05 percent of 6 million illegal visa overstays. This part caught my eye.

And when I was explaining that a wall is pretty much for show (without serious interior enforcement) and wouldn't stop much because of the number who could overstay visas and flood us with illegals in no time, someone here was claiming that visa overstays were some tiny, insignificant number ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 22, 2016 11:02 PM (zc3Db)

233 Posted by: OregonMuse at January 22, 2016 10:59 PM (j/w3r)

I have no sympathy for these people. But I think I understand them. It must be difficult to confront the ultimate monster and realize that it is within you.

So their rationalizations are understandable.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 11:02 PM (Zu3d9)

234 My friend in home while her husband is working in Spain. She cares for outside cats so they have about 10 cat condos on the breezeway which she had to really fix up to keep out the snow. She had to set up the generator which she never used before and she was cleaning up cat vomit from the inside cats who sound bulimic. She's a very even tempered, logical person but she was slightly annoyed that he was in Spain-which she loves as a place to visit and which is in the 50's or 60's right now) and was tweeting her pictures of the paella he had for dinner, so she tweeted back pictures of cat bowls and cat vomit, which made me laugh. On the other hand, he has long hours at work so she's glad she stayed home.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 22, 2016 11:02 PM (w4NZ8)

235 If it's the best you have at hand, it's better than throwing up your hands and saying, "it's not really sterile, let him die."
Posted by: cthulhu


The first aid kits on airlines have alcohol pads if not iodine.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 22, 2016 11:03 PM (W0RfD)

236 223 "Guessing Everclear can disinfect"


It burns, so, yeah.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 22, 2016 11:00 PM (bx+Bq)

Spend the first 24 hours sleeping off your drunk, and the next 24 sleeping off your hangover.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 22, 2016 11:03 PM (kpqmD)

237 So their rationalizations are understandable.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 11:02 PM (Zu3d9)



And cowardly.

If you can't even be honest with yourself, if you can't confront the demons and the evil within, you can never hope to do it when it matters out in the world.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 11:04 PM (GEICT)

238 NOAA says it's 3.58 degrees warmer than it actually is on the east coast. No snow for you.
Posted by: Hank at January 22, 2016 11:01 PM (BtG7l)


Just very solid and surprisingly persistent rain.

Posted by: filbert at January 22, 2016 11:04 PM (COMrr)

239 That 65 days of static is nice.

Posted by: eleven at January 22, 2016 11:04 PM (qUNWi)

240 Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 22, 2016 11:00 PM (kpqmD)

As soon as I hit "post" I thought of that, then realized that it would be futile to try to beat you maniacs to the joke.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 11:04 PM (Zu3d9)

241 Why is that guy giving the puppy the Ray Liotta death stare?

Posted by: eleven at January 22, 2016 11:05 PM (qUNWi)

242 Date line Germany.

'Refugees' are now masterbating and pooping in the kids pools, since they can't swim and don't go in the big pool.
Posted by: Yo!

Whaaaaaat!?
Posted by: mpfs, Now Halloween Jack is a really cool cat at January 22, 2016 10:20 PM (VLmgL)


FFS, "Camp of the Saints" isn't supposed to be a "how-to" guide.

Posted by: The Camp of the Hats at January 22, 2016 11:05 PM (vBeA5)

243 Spend the first 24 hours sleeping off your drunk, and the next 24 sleeping off your hangover.
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 22, 2016 11:03 PM (kpqmD)


And it's that second day that really, REALLY sucks.

I mean . . . I've heard . . .

Posted by: filbert at January 22, 2016 11:05 PM (COMrr)

244 We all know the French Toast People clear the shelves of bread, milk & eggs when there's a snowstorm, but there's a new twist this year - shredded cheese. My local store had no shredded cheese, and several friends told me their stores were also empty. Curious & curiouser.

Posted by: Josephistan at January 22, 2016 11:05 PM (7qAYi)

245 TheQuietMan

Do,you really think the lefts head will explode? They never accept blame or fault.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 22, 2016 11:05 PM (voOPb)

246 25 years ago... at this exact time...

I was in the Persian Gulf on my Destroyer, preparing to board a merchant ship to search it in support of the arms embargo...

Day 3 of Desert Storm...

So tonight... I'll drink Capt. Morgan...

Posted by: Don Quixote, formerly BB Wolf, formerly Romeo13... at January 22, 2016 11:05 PM (f7rv6)

247 Footgolf, a unique sport that combines soccer and golf.

LOL. Why does most of the world hate the opposable thumb?

I have to say that I'm surprised bobbing for apples hasn't made a big professional splash in Europe or South America. That's a sport that's right up their alley.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 22, 2016 11:05 PM (zc3Db)

248 Manhattens.
Why does a drink with such a cool name taste so vile?

Posted by: Diogenes at January 22, 2016 11:05 PM (Se2s/)

249 "Spend the first 24 hours sleeping off your drunk, and the next 24 sleeping off your hangover."



Was I not scientific?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 22, 2016 11:05 PM (bx+Bq)

250
Oh man, I just saw a cooking show with an excellent looking pot roast.

They are usually on the dry side, so if you have a recipe.....


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 10:59 PM (Zu3d9)


I made one a few nights ago that involved marinating overnight in Coca-Cola and soy sauce.

It was tasty, but I probably won't do it again.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 22, 2016 11:06 PM (FsuaD)

251 Why does a drink with such a cool name taste so vile?

Posted by: Diogenes at January 22, 2016 11:05 PM (Se2s/)



I'm guessing Nearsider quit tasting them long before he got to his 12th of the evening.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 11:06 PM (GEICT)

252 Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 11:04 PM (GEICT)

Oh. don't misunderstand. I appreciate their evil.

Someone (probably the German government) is prosecuting a 95 year old Auschwitz guard. My older brat told me about it and my comment was, "I hope he gets raped in prison."

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 11:06 PM (Zu3d9)

253 Posted by: Josephistan at January 22, 2016 11:05 PM (7qAYi)

I thought it was weird some of things that were missing too. Hummus?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 22, 2016 11:07 PM (w4NZ8)

254 Don Q.
Day 3. I was deep into targeting for VII Corps Artillery firing constantly as we made the turn.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 22, 2016 11:07 PM (Se2s/)

255 I make my chuck roasts in a high pressure cooker. Always comes out nice and moist. Short cooking times too.

Posted by: CDR M at January 22, 2016 11:08 PM (SCx0h)

256 197 Charlie.....

You got ripped. Mine was 2.99 (Bay Bridge)
Choices: Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Cabernet (something) and something else

Posted by: Dickie Betts fan at January 22, 2016 11:08 PM (aUQgu)

257
Someone (probably the German government) is prosecuting a 95 year old Auschwitz guard. My older brat told me about it and my comment was, "I hope he gets raped in prison."

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 11:06 PM (Zu3d9)



*fistbump*

Never again, my friend.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 11:08 PM (GEICT)

258
254 Don Q.
Day 3. I was deep into targeting for VII Corps Artillery firing constantly as we made the turn.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 22, 2016 11:07 PM (Se2s/)


/Salute!

Posted by: Don Quixote, formerly BB Wolf, formerly Romeo13... at January 22, 2016 11:08 PM (f7rv6)

259 Husband is into the "13 Hours" book and can't put it down.

I had thought we were going to the film this past weekend, but he had a scout campout.

Now he wants to finish the book first.

He's getting a Hillary rage headache.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 22, 2016 11:09 PM (FsuaD)

260 "He was the head of it, but the new office was big enough that a Ph.D was required to run it."

Here in Commiefornia, when government "scientists" are told that they have to have a doctorate to earn the big bucks and fast promotions at their state jobs, they just go to notorious unaccredited online diploma mills to get their "Piled higher and Deeper" sheepskin issued promptly.

And when they get caught, after making obvious mistakes, they retain their positions and pensions. Nor are the policies based on their flawed work rescinded.

I tell you, this state is right out there on the _cutting edge_. We're blazing trails into new territory that the rest of you slowpokes won't explore for another decade or so.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 22, 2016 11:09 PM (noWW6)

261 but there's a new twist this year - shredded cheese. My local store had no shredded cheese, and several friends told me their stores were also empty. Curious & curiouser.

Posted by: Josephistan at January 22, 2016 11:05 PM (7qAYi)


You mean you might have to shred the cheese yourself? The horror!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 22, 2016 11:09 PM (zc3Db)

262 249 "Spend the first 24 hours sleeping off your drunk, and the next 24 sleeping off your hangover."



Was I not scientific?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 22, 2016 11:05 PM (bx+Bq)

I don't know. Did you conduct a double-blind controlled clinical Everclear trial? And if it didnt start double-blind I guaran-damn-tee folks were double-blind after.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 22, 2016 11:09 PM (kpqmD)

263 My older brat told me about it and my comment was, "I hope he gets raped in prison."
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 11:06 PM (Zu3d9)

Agreed.

I am liking the Facebook meme that shows a

"Gun Free Zone"

in which a Nazi soldier is shooting two women in the back of their heads.

OregonMuse, as to the old lady, they knew. They all knew. If you haven't seen it, The Book Thief, is an excellent movie and it clearly shows how even though people knew it was wrong for their neighbors to be pulled from their homes and sent away--they kept their heads down and did nothing for the most part.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 22, 2016 11:10 PM (kXoT0)

264 Ok, it's Friday night. Fuck all this angry politics bullshit for the night.
What's everyone drinking? Who's about to be snowed in? We gotta do something fun. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD EVERYTHING IS AWFUL WE NEED SOMETHING FUN.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:42 PM

I was walking thru the liquor section in search of good cheap Merlot when I passed a discounted bottle of Smirnoff's Caramel. Hmm, that sounds good. It was!

Don't if they are still making it or it's been discontinued. Weird liquors/flavors I never saw as a bartender back in the 70s.

Posted by: Farmer at January 22, 2016 11:10 PM (o/90i)

265 Don Q.
Right back at ya.
I went on to Somolia later with the Navy oddly enough. Became a shellback along the way.
Fun times.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 22, 2016 11:11 PM (Se2s/)

266 Discovered something new today at a nicer grocery store than my usual.
Henry's Hard Soda. I tried the ginger ale. Pretty darn good. They also have an orange soda I may try next week.

Posted by: Chi at January 22, 2016 11:12 PM (I7I0v)

267 179
#134 Under the NoScript "Options..." grey box on the bottom right
toolbar, have you got "Allow NRO" checked off okay? Even the
"Temporarily Allow" checked off? That's all I've got for them (when I
used to go there on occasion when linked from conservative sites) and I
can see the text okay.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 22, 2016 10:53 PM (DLIIY)


I'll be damned. Now it works. I've been missing a bunch of Kevin Williamson articles because I'd hit the link and get a header and no article -- then I'd look for what noscript was blocking and I'd get 17 other sites [I just counted] -- not including nationalreview.com ....and I was damned if I was going to vet 17 sites.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 22, 2016 11:12 PM (EzgxV)

268 There was a video that went around several years back of some poor girl in a hot tub with her friends. She had a little "accident" in there. All her friends dove out,leaving her in a growing spot of contaminated looking water.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 22, 2016 11:12 PM (dvuhZ)

269 I've noticed that while the price of regular gas has plummeted the gap between each level has increased. So while the Plus and Premium has also dropped, what used to be 10 cent differential between each level is now like 30 cents.

Posted by: buzzion at January 22, 2016 11:12 PM (zt+N6)

270 After a day and night of getting booze blasted on tequila shots 30 years ago, my stomach still churns when I smell that stuff.

Posted by: Hank at January 22, 2016 11:12 PM (BtG7l)

271 I'm pleasantly gobsmacked.

Husband told me at dinner tonight we have someone in the legislature proposing that any bidness that has a "Gun Free Zone" sign out front be subjected to lawsuits for any mayhem/deaths that might arise from patrons being forbidden to carry.

Good for our state, Georgia.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 22, 2016 11:13 PM (FsuaD)

272 That feces is eventually going to hit the fan here.
And I can't wait to see the lefties' heads explode like in Scanners
trying to decide which aggrieved group they must support. I'm guessing
it will be one that threatens to slit their throats so bye bye trannies.



Posted by: TheQuietMa

Scanners is a very underrated film.

With really excellent, plot related head explosions.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at January 22, 2016 11:13 PM (gisJf)

273 I have some mildly hopeful news on the job front. Came across a couple of new leads that I'll be working on.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 22, 2016 11:14 PM (kpqmD)

274 I think he masturbated in the hot tub and crapped in the kiddie pool.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at January 22, 2016 10:55 PM (gisJf)

Well hell, that makes all the difference in the world!

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016
****

Wel duh. You're supposed to crap in the hot tub and masturbate in the kiddie pool!

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at January 22, 2016 11:14 PM (hVdx9)

275 218
Posted by: Farmer at January 22, 2016 10:57 PM (o/90i)
Oh man, I just saw a cooking show with an excellent looking pot roast.
They are usually on the dry side, so if you have a recipe.....


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 10:59 PM
~~~~
I've got a really great recipe that I adapted from one of Paula Deen's. The meat is moist and flavorful, and it makes a ton of gravy too if you're interested.

Most important thing about pot roast: use only a boneless chuck roast. Top round, bottom round and rump roasts are always dry.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 22, 2016 11:15 PM (E6RIJ)

276 269
I have noticed the gap increasing as well. That must mean they are making the premium better now, right?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 22, 2016 11:15 PM (iHjB5)

277 "
He's getting a Hillary rage headache."

Good! Wasn't he flirting with the dark side a little while back?

Posted by: Lauren at January 22, 2016 11:15 PM (Kqit+)

278 No, I don't know how he puts up with it. They go way farther with him. I had a brief exchange with him the other night. Suddenly someone tweets us both with a picture of a picture of Wilson's adult daughter...that said person had masturbated on.

There was a 4chan thread dedicated to doxxing her and planning a "cum tribute".

People are fucking sick.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 10:27 PM (GEICT)


It's not the worst thing to photograph oneself masturbating on...

*shudders*

Posted by: The Shuddering Hat at January 22, 2016 11:15 PM (vBeA5)

279 Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 22, 2016 11:14 PM (kpqmD)

Thanks; I was wondering how that was going.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 22, 2016 11:16 PM (w4NZ8)

280 Most important thing about pot roast: use only a boneless chuck roast. Top round, bottom round and rump roasts are always dry.
Posted by: IrishEi


This.

Alton Brown has a good recipe as well, but a bit fiddly as he is known for.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 22, 2016 11:16 PM (W0RfD)

281 Can someone explain to me how the liberal media can keep vilifying Israel, yet the majority of Jewish voters still think Republicans are anti-semites?

Or is the whole "smart Jews" thing just a false stereotype?

Posted by: Trimegistus at January 22, 2016 11:17 PM (zq6az)

282 I haven't experienced a serious blizzard in many years. If I'm at home when a blizzard hits it can actually be an enjoyable experienced. Driving in one, however, is no fun.
I've had a couple of times when I couldn't see past the hood of my car.

If Hillary is somewhere in the blizzard I hope she has a stockpile of Depends.

Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at January 22, 2016 11:17 PM (QY8ck)

283 279 Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 22, 2016 11:14 PM (kpqmD)

Thanks; I was wondering how that was going.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 22, 2016 11:16 PM (w4NZ

Brand new - found out about them just today.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 22, 2016 11:17 PM (kpqmD)

284 "Did you conduct a double-blind controlled clinical Everclear trial? And if it didnt start double-blind I guaran-damn-tee folks were double-blind after"



*Looks*


No. I poured the shit into a spoon and lit it with a cig lighter. A friend of mine poured a bottle into his pickup tank and drove for a day on it. Burned some valves, but.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 22, 2016 11:17 PM (bx+Bq)

285 4chan = gutter trash

Even morons have some standards.

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at January 22, 2016 11:18 PM (hVdx9)

286 Posted by: IrishEi at January 22, 2016 11:15 PM (E6RIJ)

Please!

nynjmeet at optimum dot net

Or a link.

Thank you very much!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 11:18 PM (Zu3d9)

287 282
Or it might actually be pleasant to imagine her NOT having a good supply. However, that would just be hell on the poor bastards who drive her around.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 22, 2016 11:18 PM (iHjB5)

288 I'm guessing Nearsider quit tasting them long before he got to his 12th of the evening.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 11:06 PM (GEICT)
---
He isn't going to try and break his record this year, is he? Because that is insane.

He should be applying that competitive spirit to something useful, tying cherry stems with his tongue for the 'ettes delectation.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 22, 2016 11:19 PM (jR7Wy)

289 277
"

He's getting a Hillary rage headache."



Good! Wasn't he flirting with the dark side a little while back?

Posted by: Lauren at January 22, 2016 11:15 PM (Kqit+)


Too much NPR.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 22, 2016 11:19 PM (FsuaD)

290 Or is the whole "smart Jews" thing just a false stereotype?
Posted by: Trimegistus at January 22, 2016 11:17 PM (zq6az)

John Podoretz has tried to explain it.
http://tinyurl.com/h5hapud

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 22, 2016 11:19 PM (kXoT0)

291 No. I poured the shit into a spoon and lit it with a cig lighter. A friend of mine poured a bottle into his pickup tank and drove for a day on it. Burned some valves, but.

It'll do that. As well as heavily impair vision, motor function, and the ability to retain one's stomach contents. Versatile stuff, Everclear.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 22, 2016 11:19 PM (kpqmD)

292 My wife puts ice in her Chardonnay, so I thought..."What the fvck? Why not?"
She liked it!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 10:55 PM (Zu3d9)


Okay, here's my ugly little secret. I get a 3 dollar Winking Owl Muscato from Aldi's and drink a glass of it with orange juice and ice.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 22, 2016 11:19 PM (kGrwF)

293 "Came across a couple of new leads that I'll be working on."


Here's hoping, Insom.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 22, 2016 11:20 PM (bx+Bq)

294 284


No. I poured the shit into a spoon and lit it with a cig lighter. A
friend of mine poured a bottle into his pickup tank and drove for a day
on it. Burned some valves, but.

Don't be so quick to blame Everclear. Check your compression ratio.

Posted by: Dickie Betts fan at January 22, 2016 11:20 PM (aUQgu)

295 Insomniac good news on the lead

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 22, 2016 11:20 PM (voOPb)

296 He isn't going to try and break his record this year, is he? Because that is insane.

He should be applying that competitive spirit to something useful, tying cherry stems with his tongue for the 'ettes delectation.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 22, 2016 11:19 PM (jR7Wy)


If he does, we might have to carry him out of there. Or call an ambulance.

LOL. He was tying cherry stems pretty much all night the year before.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 11:20 PM (GEICT)

297

Leave me behind on an old thread, will you?

I hope the semen of a 1,000 camel fleas freezes your feet to the driveway just as the snowplow bounces off your new Mercedes convertable - that you forgot to put the top up on - trapping you as the snowplow barrels down on you, moving the 1/2 inch of snow that you and the entire libtard East Coast panicked over...

Posted by: Idaho Dude at January 22, 2016 11:21 PM (NvWGy)

298 Alton Brown has a good recipe as well, but a bit fiddly as he is known for.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 22, 2016 11:16 PM
~~~~
Yeah, I like his stuff too, but sometimes gets way too complicated. However, his 3-day marinating Sauerbraten is worth the trouble.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 22, 2016 11:21 PM (E6RIJ)

299 Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 22, 2016 11:19 PM (kXoT0)


Arrrrgh! Please use tinyurl next time!

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 22, 2016 11:21 PM (kpqmD)

300 In good news, Moffat has left as showrunner for Doctor Who!

Posted by: Time and Relative Hats in Space at January 22, 2016 11:21 PM (vBeA5)

301 I'll be damned. Now it works.
If you're ever on a regular e.g. news site and something doesn't appear, like a linked Tweet, then it's usually okay to select the "Temporarily allow all of this page" option too. I sometimes have to do that to see something like a comment thread.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 22, 2016 11:21 PM (DLIIY)

302 It makes the prick slide in easier, I've found.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 22, 2016 10:53 PM (jR7Wy)


Although I am very happy that you feel comfortable enough to share. . . .

Posted by: Kindltot at January 22, 2016 11:21 PM (q2o38)

303 Sorry, Norman, not John P.

I usually do use tinyurl, but, tonight, I skipped a step, so sue me, Insomniac.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 22, 2016 11:22 PM (kXoT0)

304 Thanks gang. I should know more next week or the week after.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 22, 2016 11:22 PM (kpqmD)

305 300
Maybe he will have more time to do Sherlock then. Of course, I think it was more the Star availability than his...

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 22, 2016 11:22 PM (iHjB5)

306 Can someone explain to me how the liberal media can keep vilifying Israel, yet the majority of Jewish voters still think Republicans are anti-semites?

Or is the whole "smart Jews" thing just a false stereotype?

Posted by: Trimegistus
****

Leftist Jews are JINOs. Hell, most are atheists. They do like to using thri Jewish lineage as a weapon when someone dares to disagree with them, but that is about it.
The leftist "religion" trumps all others.

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at January 22, 2016 11:23 PM (hVdx9)

307 Buzzion.

The price of Regular at Wal Mart was $1.36.

Overweight was $1.56, and Morbidly Obese was $1.76.

Had to translate the grades into People of WalMart pricing, so us proles could make sense of the pumps, dontchaknow.

I forgot to ask 'em if they had an AADP (American Association of Dead People) discount though. Many apologies, amigo!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 22, 2016 11:23 PM (McRlu)

308 Although I am very happy that you feel comfortable enough to share. . . .
Posted by: Kindltot at January 22, 2016 11:21 PM (q2o3
---
For our needle-phobes!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 22, 2016 11:23 PM (jR7Wy)

309 I usually do use tinyurl, but, tonight, I skipped a step, so sue me, Insomniac.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 22, 2016 11:22 PM (kXoT0)



I'm assuming he's posting from a phone. Long links like that can really fuck up the page on a mobile device.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 11:23 PM (GEICT)

310 And I know it' a late to the fair comment now but I also hated that MI5 show. I didn't last through the first 30 minutes because of the "good female Moslem everyone now--inexplicably--doesn't trust" theme. Intercourse that.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 22, 2016 11:24 PM (DLIIY)

311 I didn't piss off anyone I don't think except for the woman at the supermarket who thought I was cutting in line (which I wasn't), but we worked it out.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 22, 2016 10:50 PM

That's odd, I just had that happen for the first time in my life the other day.

Clueless idiot woman in front of me is chatting w/ her son in the open area before checkouts. When I move into line she tells me...sir I was in line. WTF she was in no damn line.

I'd give her credit for calling me sir, except she prolly only did it because I have a beard this winter and it's really showing my 60 yrs. Bummer.

Posted by: Farmer at January 22, 2016 11:24 PM (o/90i)

312 "Don't be so quick to blame Everclear. Check your compression ratio. "



Well, my friends weren't that smart either, so.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 22, 2016 11:24 PM (bx+Bq)

313 "I cant think of a better name," says Joe Blough, a plumber from Minot. "It's darkly colored and it's full of shit. That pretty much sums up Obama."

Hah. So good.

Posted by: t-bird at January 22, 2016 11:25 PM (w/iDp)

314 There was a "mass shooting" incident in Saskatchewan.

Whatever gun rights Canadians have will probably be gone as soon as their Leftist parliament meets...

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zr8h447

Posted by: The Right To Keep And Bare Hat at January 22, 2016 11:25 PM (vBeA5)

315 Okay, here's my ugly little secret. I get a 3 dollar
Winking Owl Muscato from Aldi's and drink a glass of it with orange
juice and ice.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 22, 2016 11:19 PM (kGrwF)

Whatever floats your boat!

Hey...I'm a pompous asshole about food and drink, but just MY food and drink.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 11:25 PM (Zu3d9)

316 Apparently Daniel Radcliffe has a movie at Sundance
where he plays a farting corpse. According to critics, it doesn't quite
have the depth and complexity of 'Ass'.




Posted by: Citizen Cake at January 22, 2016 10:17 PM



But surely you know whose ass it is and why it's farting?

Posted by: otho at January 22, 2016 11:25 PM (EWg9n)

317 I was wondering what to buy for son for his birfday, and Kroger had an ad that gift card purchases this Saturday give you 4x the gas points.

So a nice gift card it is!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 22, 2016 11:25 PM (FsuaD)

318 AADP presidency buzzion/grammie winger 2016!!! It's time for the GOP to take back the vote!!!

Posted by: andycanuck at January 22, 2016 11:25 PM (DLIIY)

319 A harrowing Twitter tale of struggle and survival in the frozen wastes of Washington, D.C.

https://goo.gl/UkFfZL

Posted by: filbert at January 22, 2016 11:25 PM (COMrr)

320 #313, someone finally read the article! I loved that comment. I love the fact that Dims voted for it.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 22, 2016 11:25 PM (kXoT0)

321 303 Sorry, Norman, not John P.

I usually do use tinyurl, but, tonight, I skipped a step, so sue me, Insomniac.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 22, 2016 11:22 PM (kXoT0)

Insomniac, Plaintiff, hereby sues Sherry McEvil, Defendant, for blowing the margins and causing serious eyestrain trying to read this blog, and in support whereof hereby states as follows:

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 22, 2016 11:26 PM (kpqmD)

322 304
Congrats Man! I actually had the first phone interview I have ever had this week. I do not see what good it does. I have done interviews and you get so much from the way people dress, their facial expressions, body language, etc, that I wonder how much good it does to do a phone interview.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 22, 2016 11:26 PM (iHjB5)

323 Oh man, I just saw a cooking show with an excellent looking pot roast.
They are usually on the dry side, so if you have a recipe.....
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 10:59 PM (Zu3d9)


I've never been able to reproduce it, but my mom would make a pot roast where she browned it on the stove then finished it off in a roasting pan in the oven. She would do potatoes and carrots with it, and the potatoes and carrots were caramelized in a way that I've never been able to get. She used chuck roast.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 22, 2016 11:26 PM (kGrwF)

324 I usually do use tinyurl, but, tonight, I skipped a step, so sue me, Insomniac.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 22, 2016 11:22 PM (kXoT0)

***

The problem is that you just enfucked the entire thread for every phone user.

Posted by: Tim in GA at January 22, 2016 11:26 PM (Bi1Tt)

325 So, this 'Daily Currant', a known Onion? I'd never heard of it.

Posted by: t-bird at January 22, 2016 11:26 PM (w/iDp)

326 175 It's 39 Degrees here in Beaumont,

Did you protest at Hillary's fundraiser on Wednesday?
Posted by: no good deed at January 22, 2016 10:52 PM (GgxVX)

I wish. I couldn't figure a way to fit the flag-draped coffin in the Honda.

Posted by: unfatmatt at January 22, 2016 11:27 PM (ofDwz)

327 This to me sounds utterly insane. You're so upset with what someone said on the internet that you would take the time to find a picture of their daughter who did nothing to you-masturbate on it-and tweet that to them?

Of course having dealt with leftist who tell me that they go in the RCC when nobody is there and defecate on the altar and piss in the holy water (not because they had anything bad happen to them like priests molest them-but just because they had Christianity and RC in particular, I shouldn't be surprised at the level of insanity. Why are you telling me this anyway., I wonder? First of all, I'm not RCC although ti's gross and I think you're liar anyway and second of all-you support Hillary, which about says it all.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 22, 2016 11:27 PM (w4NZ8)

328 Apparently Daniel Radcliffe has a movie at Sundance
where he plays a farting corpse. According to critics, it doesn't quite Posted by: Citizen Cake at January 22, 2016 10:17 PM

He really needs to move on from acting and just enjoy being filthy rich. Harry Potter is a kid, you are now sorta kinda a grown man who will always be Harry Potter all grown up.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 22, 2016 11:28 PM (kXoT0)

329 Water map. Crap. There goes my plan to sell ditchwater as Scotch.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 22, 2016 11:29 PM (RrDm2)

330 The problem is that you just enfucked the entire thread for every phone user.
Posted by: Tim in GA at January 22, 2016 11:26 PM (Bi1Tt)

Sorry. I tried doing the blog on my phone years ago and it was always too big a hassle waiting for it to load, so I forgot that folks do that.

So profuse apologies to one and all. Ashes upon my head.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 22, 2016 11:30 PM (kXoT0)

331 "Whatever gun rights Canadians have will probably be gone as soon as their Leftist parliament meets... "


Canadian gun right are conveyed via the Provincial legislatures if I understand Canada law. CanFed can't do much.


Canucks correct me.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 22, 2016 11:30 PM (bx+Bq)

332 Real Life MacGyver Moments.
I once used a sock when there was no toilet paper.

Posted by: Al Roker at January 22, 2016 11:30 PM (RrDm2)

333 329 Water map. Crap. There goes my plan to sell ditchwater as Scotch.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 22, 2016 11:29 PM (RrDm2)


Cutty Sark already beat you to it anyway.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 11:30 PM (GEICT)

334 329 Water map. Crap. There goes my plan to sell ditchwater as Scotch.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 22, 2016 11:29 PM (RrDm2)

You'll have better luck passing it off as Beam.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 22, 2016 11:30 PM (kpqmD)

335 Behold, the Palin Effect: http://bit.ly/1UhJ4zy

Posted by: despair at January 22, 2016 11:30 PM (VrdxH)

336 Yeah, AB is easily the coolest nerd on TV. He made his own liquid smoke on Good Eats fercryingoutloud.
That reminds me to go find some killer white chilli recipes...
(Hint, hint, CBD)

And a long time ago, maybe with a software update?, long links stop blowing out theargins on my phone. So it doesn't affect everyone.

Posted by: Chi at January 22, 2016 11:30 PM (I7I0v)

337 Hey everybody, happy Friday.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 22, 2016 11:31 PM (ntObR)

338 "I wonder how much good it does to do a phone interview. "

I don't know, but talking on the phone in an interview situation is the most anxiety inducing thing in the world for me. I pace and sweat and ramble and it's awful.

In person I'm much more composed. Usually.

Posted by: Lauren at January 22, 2016 11:31 PM (Kqit+)

339 310 And I know it' a late to the fair comment now but I also hated that MI5 show. I didn't last through the first 30 minutes because of the "good female Moslem everyone now--inexplicably--doesn't trust" theme. Intercourse that.

Isn't that the premise behind the new NBC show "Quantico"?

Posted by: Josephistan at January 22, 2016 11:31 PM (7qAYi)

340 Thank you very much!


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 11:18 PM
~~~~
Just emailed it to you. :-)

Posted by: IrishEi at January 22, 2016 11:31 PM (E6RIJ)

341 Posted by: Tim in GA at January 22, 2016 11:26 PM (Bi1Tt)

Maybe if we ask CDR M nicely he can fix it.....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 11:31 PM (Zu3d9)

342 113 Very very cheap wine from Kroger. Not 20/20 MD, but close
Posted by: Dickie Betts fan at January 22, 2016 10:50 PM

I'm buying Bay Ridge Merlot at Koger for 2.54 a bottle, if you buy 6. Best cheap red wine I can find around here.

Posted by: Farmer at January 22, 2016 11:32 PM (o/90i)

343 I'd get one of those triples, but I checked the ammo cache, and I'm fresh out of 28 Ga. shells.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 22, 2016 11:32 PM (RrDm2)

344 Not one "Call the locksmith!" joke? For shame...

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 22, 2016 11:34 PM (fC9RO)

345 330


Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 22, 2016 11:30 PM (kXoT0)

I'm sorry for being mobile deficient. But why do you need to apologize?
signed--old person

Posted by: Dickie Betts fan at January 22, 2016 11:34 PM (aUQgu)

346 Maybe if we ask CDR M nicely he can fix it.....
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo
--------------
I'm not so sure he knows how to ask nicely, unfortunately.

Posted by: Chi at January 22, 2016 11:34 PM (I7I0v)

347 Posted by: Farmer at January 22, 2016 11:24 PM (o/90i)

Lots of people were tense before the storm (Are you in the storm path) but al least she called you "Sir". :^)

I was saying earlier that i had a cart in line and went back to get something quickly and some woman completely moved my cart out and replaced it with hers. It wasn't even in the line anymore. I just went to another line but that's never happened to me before

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 22, 2016 11:34 PM (w4NZ8)

348 322 304
Congrats Man! I actually had the first phone interview I have ever had this week. I do not see what good it does. I have done interviews and you get so much from the way people dress, their facial expressions, body language, etc, that I wonder how much good it does to do a phone interview.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 22, 2016 11:26 PM (iHjB5)

It's awkward. It never used to be a thing, unless you were having a preliminary chat with an out of town prospect. I've only done it once myself. I have a thing about talking to people on the phone as it is.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 22, 2016 11:34 PM (kpqmD)

349 I'm buying Bay Ridge Merlot at Koger for 2.54 a bottle, if you buy 6. Best cheap red wine I can find around here.
Posted by: Farmer
-----------------

There was a time in my misspent youth when I bought Paisano by the 4 - 1 gallon glass jug case. Don't recall what I paid for it, but probably ~$20.00

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 22, 2016 11:35 PM (RrDm2)

350 Posted by: Chi at January 22, 2016 11:30 PM (I7I0v)

I avoid chili recipe posts.

I prefer less contentious posts like:

"Why Is It Called 'The War of The Southern Rebellion?'
Is It Because Southerners Can't Spell "Civil?"

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 11:35 PM (Zu3d9)

351 I'm watching Galaxy Quest. What if they had cast Bruce Campbell instead of Tim Allen?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 22, 2016 11:35 PM (VdICR)

352 I've never been able to reproduce it, but my mom would make a pot roast where she browned it on the stove then finished it off in a roasting pan in the oven. She would do potatoes and carrots with it, and the potatoes and carrots were caramelized in a way that I've never been able to get. She used chuck roast.
Posted by: nerdygirl at January 22, 2016 11:26 PM (kGrwF)

Hmm, I do my pot roast in a Breville crockpot on Low, I pour in port wine to a depth of half an inch, add 1 tablespoon minced garlic, top the roast with cracked black pepper and then with onions sliced as thin as I can get them, I put the onions and carrots around the roast. Walk away and forget it for six hours, the roast is fork tender, and the potatoes and carrots are caramelized, while the onions have mainly disintegrated into strings in the juice, then make gravy.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 22, 2016 11:35 PM (kXoT0)

353 Keep seeing all this stuff at Facebook: "Clean your toilet/car/etc with Coke!!"

What I don't understand is why people are so afraid to go further with the principle. For example, did you know that you can:

- Replace grout with Hormel Chili

- Dust your entire home with a Big Mac

- Add a whole new room to your home using sugar cubes

Think outside of the box, people!!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 22, 2016 11:35 PM (ntObR)

354 301
I'll be damned. Now it works.

If you're ever on a regular e.g. news site and something doesn't
appear, like a linked Tweet, then it's usually okay to select the
"Temporarily allow all of this page" option too. I sometimes have to do
that to see something like a comment thread.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 22, 2016 11:21 PM (DLIIY)


The more I learn, the less likely I am to do that, and the more likely I am to think: "they're only going to lie to me, why should I let them implant malware, too?"

I mean, seriously -- look at the story on the sidebar. The FBI was so drooling at the prospect of dropping malware on people to defeat Tor that they actually ran a kiddie porn website for two weeks. Accepted new submissions, served webpages to pervs, ran it like they owned it....just so they could drop Tor-defeating malware -- that they admit they want to use elsewhere.


About 3/4 of the software vulnerabilities out there target either Flash or Javascript -- a site has to earn my trust for me to run either.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 22, 2016 11:35 PM (EzgxV)

355
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 22, 2016 11:30 PM (kXoT0)


Throw in some sackcloth and it's all good.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 22, 2016 11:36 PM (kpqmD)

356 Posted by: Idaho Dude at January 22, 2016 11:21 PM (NvWGy)

Haha! With a couple of feet in western WY, I can relate. It would be rough to get that all at once, though.

Posted by: April at January 22, 2016 11:36 PM (79ZSg)

357 I was saying earlier that i had a cart in line and went back to get something quickly and some woman completely moved my cart out and replaced it with hers. It wasn't even in the line anymore. I just went to another line but that's never happened to me before
Posted by: FenelonSpoke
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Decay of society.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 22, 2016 11:36 PM (RrDm2)

358 12 and 20 ga SG ammo is the least expensive

16, 28 and .410 are expensive

Posted by: jake at January 22, 2016 11:36 PM (HLUeE)

359 I avoid chili recipe posts.

I prefer less contentious posts like:

"Why Is It Called 'The War of The Southern Rebellion?'
Is It Because Southerners Can't Spell "Civil?"

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 11:35 PM (Zu3d9)



B) Fuck you.

I don't know what the hell is wrong with the Texas Chili Jihadists and their fatwa against beans, but it's unnatural.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 11:36 PM (GEICT)

360 It's awkward. It never used to be a thing, unless you were having a preliminary chat with an out of town prospect. I've only done it once myself. I have a thing about talking to people on the phone as it is.
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 22, 2016 11:34 PM (kpqmD)

Good luck with the job. I have done lots of phone interviews. Best advise I was ever given was to stand up during the interview and to smile. Apparently standing keeps you from sounding disinterested or lazy and the smiling comes through as optimistic.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 22, 2016 11:37 PM (kXoT0)

361 348
It's awkward. It never used to be a thing, unless you were having a preliminary chat with an out of town prospect. I've only done it once myself. I have a thing about talking to people on the phone as it is.
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 22, 2016 11:34 PM (kpqmD)

Maybe that is the point: put the prospect off balance and see how they react to an unfamiliar situation.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 22, 2016 11:37 PM (iHjB5)

362 Hey qdpsteve

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 22, 2016 11:37 PM (voOPb)

363 12 and 20 ga SG ammo is the least expensive

16, 28 and .410 are expensive

Posted by: jake at January 22, 2016 11:36 PM (HLUeE)


Wait...huh?

I bought a box of 16ga the other day for my grandfather. Cheap as hell.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 11:37 PM (GEICT)

364 342

Posted by: Farmer at January 22, 2016 11:32 PM (o/90i)

Hoo wee. A brother connoiseur. Let's toast

Posted by: Dickie Betts fan at January 22, 2016 11:38 PM (aUQgu)

365 "I don't know what the hell is wrong with the Texas Chili Jihadists and their fatwa against beans, but it's unnatural."

Ok, let's put it like this.

You can either have more meat or beans. Which do you pick?

Posted by: Lauren at January 22, 2016 11:38 PM (Z/8dZ)

366 Throw in some sackcloth and it's all good.
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 22, 2016 11:36 PM (kpqmD)

So stilettos, lingerie, and mink don't do it for you.? That's the winter uniform of the Stiletto Corsettes.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 22, 2016 11:38 PM (kXoT0)

367 Is It Because Southerners Can't Spell "Civil?"
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo
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Hmf.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, loading up Griswold & Gunnison in a Civil manner at January 22, 2016 11:38 PM (RrDm2)

368 I don't know what the hell is wrong with the Texas Chili Jihadists and their fatwa against beans, but it's unnatural.

LOL. Agreed BCochran.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 22, 2016 11:38 PM (ntObR)

369 " I'm watching Galaxy Quest. What if they had cast Bruce Campbell instead of Tim Allen?"

No. Tim played it perfectly. Bruce is a different guy. That's not a lambaste.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 22, 2016 11:39 PM (bx+Bq)

370 Oh, and for the 'Ettes here, a music video.

(And for the rest, oh, look, mustard on a hotdog)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uLI6BnVh6w

Posted by: Kindltot at January 22, 2016 11:39 PM (q2o38)

371 "I don't know what the hell is wrong with the Texas Chili Jihadists and their fatwa against beans, but it's unnatural."
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Wait until you hear about their 'barbecue'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, loading up Griswold & Gunnison in a Civil manner at January 22, 2016 11:39 PM (RrDm2)

372 It's also called The War of Northern Aggression by some in the South.

Uh, okay.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 22, 2016 11:39 PM (ntObR)

373 I'm watching Galaxy Quest. What if they had cast Bruce Campbell instead of Tim Allen?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 22, 2016 11:35 PM (VdICR)

Groovy.

Posted by: Dr Morpheus at January 22, 2016 11:39 PM (cmE8J)

374 Ok, let's put it like this.

You can either have more meat or beans. Which do you pick?

Posted by: Lauren at January 22, 2016 11:38 PM (Z/8dZ)



That's not an either/or in this house. My chili has 5lbs of meat and 6 cans of kidney beans.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 11:39 PM (GEICT)

375 369 " I'm watching Galaxy Quest. What if they had cast Bruce Campbell instead of Tim Allen?"

No. Tim played it perfectly. Bruce is a different guy. That's not a lambaste.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 22, 2016 11:39 PM (bx+Bq)

I agree 100%. That was not a Bruce Campbell role, and I've been a fan since Evil Dead.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 22, 2016 11:40 PM (kpqmD)

376 I like chili. Beans no beans. Ain't gonna go to war about it.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 22, 2016 11:40 PM (voOPb)

377 353 Keep seeing all this stuff at Facebook: "Clean your toilet/car/etc with Coke!!"
----------------
These people have never compared the price of a gallon of Coke vs a gallon of bleach. Math is hard.
Coke & a scouring pad will do wonders for a little surface rust on real chrome bumpers, though

Posted by: Chi at January 22, 2016 11:40 PM (I7I0v)

378 Wait until you hear about their 'barbecue'.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, loading up Griswold & Gunnison in a Civil manner at January 22, 2016 11:39 PM (RrDm2)

And the really deep deep south of Texas Texans and their barbacoa.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 22, 2016 11:40 PM (kXoT0)

379 Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 11:36 PM (GEICT)

Look, I get that there are classic chile sauce recipes that don't call for beans, and they are great!

But for a bowl of something hot and meaty and thick and tasty, beans work very well.

I do like to use chuck that I cut into small cubes or chunks. Hamburger meat just doesn't have that mouth feel I like in chili.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 11:40 PM (Zu3d9)

380 I have a thing about talking to people on the phone as it is.

FenelonSpouse never had a phone in his house until he turned 18 so he hates talking on the phone.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 22, 2016 11:40 PM (w4NZ8)

381 Raise your hand if you have snow.

*raises hand*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, loading up Griswold & Gunnison in a Civil manner at January 22, 2016 11:41 PM (RrDm2)

382 374 Ok, let's put it like this.

You can either have more meat or beans. Which do you pick?

Posted by: Lauren at January 22, 2016 11:38 PM (Z/8dZ)


That's not an either/or in this house. My chili has 5lbs of meat and 6 cans of kidney beans.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 11:39 PM (GEICT)

Kidney beans? Yeccch.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 22, 2016 11:41 PM (kpqmD)

383 I'm not so sure he knows how to ask nicely, unfortunately.
Posted by: Chi at January 22, 2016 11:34 PM (I7I0v)

****

Happy New Year.

/ignore

Posted by: Tim in GA at January 22, 2016 11:41 PM (Bi1Tt)

384 Hey, we had a chili thread about 10 days or two weeks ago and it stayed friendly.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 22, 2016 11:41 PM (kXoT0)

385 I'm watching Galaxy Quest. What if they had cast Bruce Campbell instead of Tim Allen?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 22, 2016 11:35 PM (VdICR)


He should be cast in a proper Star Trek series.

Posted by: The Goovy Hat at January 22, 2016 11:41 PM (vBeA5)

386 Mike: They also make a cheaper triple in 12g, about $1600.

http://bit.ly/1PcfpI2


Posted by: Kristophr at January 22, 2016 11:41 PM (jLXo8)

387 Posted by: Chi at January 22, 2016 11:40 PM (I7I0v)

I'll bet I can get citric acid at a chemical supply house for a lot less than I would have to pay for Coca Cola.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 11:42 PM (Zu3d9)

388 That's not an either/or in this house. My chili has 5lbs of meat and 6 cans of kidney beans.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 11:39 PM (GEICT)
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And carrots! Don't forget the carrots!

How much kale do you put in your tofu chilil?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 22, 2016 11:42 PM (jR7Wy)

389 Speaking of beans, have been teaching myself to make red beans and rice lately.

Just learned, you have to *mash up* at least half of the beans if you want 'em to be anything like Popeye's recipe. Duh.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 22, 2016 11:42 PM (ntObR)

390 I do like to use chuck that I cut into small cubes or chunks. Hamburger meat just doesn't have that mouth feel I like in chili.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 11:40 PM (Zu3d9)



Yeah I use 3lbs of ground round and 2lbs of hot sausage. Along with a shitload of onions and bell peppers and DAMN IT NOW I WANT CHILI.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 11:43 PM (GEICT)

391 I picked a fine day to quite drinking.

Posted by: bestie21 at January 22, 2016 10:52 PM (HUeC4)


That's okay. I'm covering for you, slacker.

And to show that I've not a racist bone in my liver, it's black russians on a snowy night. I also love old black and white movies. Or maybe that's white and darker white movies?

Posted by: RickZ at January 22, 2016 11:43 PM (Ix+HS)

392 correction,
ok, some 16ga is expensive

but 28 and .410 are spendy normally

Posted by: jake at January 22, 2016 11:43 PM (HLUeE)

393 Fatwa against beans. LOL.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 22, 2016 11:43 PM (w4NZ8)

394 I'll bet I can get citric acid at a chemical supply house for a lot less than I would have to pay for Coca Cola.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo
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I think that phosphoric acid is the Coke ingredient that makes it a somewhat decent cleaner.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, loading up Griswold & Gunnison in a Civil manner at January 22, 2016 11:43 PM (RrDm2)

395 Real chili uses lima beans.

Posted by: eleven at January 22, 2016 11:43 PM (qUNWi)

396 Kidney beans? Yeccch.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 22, 2016 11:41 PM (kpqmD)



Yup. 3 cans dark red, 3 cans light red.

Mmmmmmmm.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 11:44 PM (GEICT)

397 "Wait until you hear about their 'barbecue'."

Brisket is the god of meat and needs no adornment. Amen.

But may God have mercy on your soul should you choose lean brisket.

Posted by: Lauren at January 22, 2016 11:44 PM (Z/8dZ)

398 351 I'm watching Galaxy Quest. What if they had cast Bruce Campbell instead of Tim Allen?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 22, 2016 11:35 PM (VdICR)



I don't think he could have pulled off the ending as well.

Posted by: buzzion at January 22, 2016 11:44 PM (zt+N6)

399 Everyone was perfect in Galaxy Quest - Tim Allen, Tony Shaloub, Sigourney Weaver's breasts, Alan Rickman - everyone.

Posted by: Josephistan at January 22, 2016 11:44 PM (7qAYi)

400 Heh....NOAA just updated to almost exactly what Weather Underground had a few hours ago: 11"-19" vs. 12"-20"

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 11:44 PM (Zu3d9)

401
390 I do like to use chuck that I cut into small cubes or chunks. Hamburger meat just doesn't have that mouth feel I like in chili.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 11:40 PM (Zu3d9)


Yeah I use 3lbs of ground round and 2lbs of hot sausage. Along with a shitload of onions and bell peppers and DAMN IT NOW I WANT CHILI.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 11:43 PM (GEICT



But when do you add the carrots?

Posted by: buzzion at January 22, 2016 11:45 PM (zt+N6)

402 I also love old black and white movies. Or maybe that's white and darker white movies?
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I just found out today how addicted I am to the TV. The satellite dish filled with snow by mid morning.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, loading up Griswold & Gunnison in a Civil manner at January 22, 2016 11:45 PM (RrDm2)

403 And carrots! Don't forget the carrots!

How much kale do you put in your tofu chill?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 22, 2016 11:42 PM (jR7Wy)



I swear on everything holy and unholy, I will do everything in my meager power to have you banned.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 11:45 PM (GEICT)

404 366 Throw in some sackcloth and it's all good.
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 22, 2016 11:36 PM (kpqmD)

So stilettos, lingerie, and mink don't do it for you.? That's the winter uniform of the Stiletto Corsettes.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 22, 2016 11:38 PM (kXoT0)

I was just covering the whole penitence thing. I like to be thorough. But I like your winter uniform too...

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 22, 2016 11:45 PM (kpqmD)

405 "That's not an either/or in this house. My chili has 5lbs of meat and 6 cans of kidney beans."

Nah, just put in more meat.

Now, my dear husband insists that chili be served with rice. I disagree with this greatly, but being the good wife that I am I make the damn rice.

Posted by: Lauren at January 22, 2016 11:46 PM (Z/8dZ)

406 Lightweights.

I have about 16" of glacier left in my yard, and it got up to 45 today in Cheyenne Wyberia.

Posted by: Kristophr at January 22, 2016 11:46 PM (jLXo8)

407 Tofu? Carrots?! KALE?!?!?!?

All Hail Eris, so how long you been a member of ISIS?

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 22, 2016 11:46 PM (ntObR)

408 367
Is It Because Southerners Can't Spell "Civil?"

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


To be accurate: It's LINCOLN'S WAR

Posted by: Dickie Betts fan at January 22, 2016 11:46 PM (aUQgu)

409 I was just covering the whole penitence thing. I like to be thorough. But I like your winter uniform too...
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 22, 2016 11:45 PM (kpqmD)

K, I just draw the line at sackcloth, I am told it itches.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 22, 2016 11:46 PM (kXoT0)

410 Posted by: Mike Hammer, loading up Griswold Gunnison in a Civil manner at January 22, 2016 11:43 PM (RrDm2)

And you drink that shit?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 11:47 PM (Zu3d9)

411 I ate his chili with some fatwa beans, and a nice chianti.

**tongue flick*

Posted by: Hannibal Lecter at January 22, 2016 11:47 PM (H9MG5)

412 Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 22, 2016 11:35 PM (kXoT0),

Ooh, that sounds good.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 22, 2016 11:48 PM (kGrwF)

413 Now, my dear husband insists that chili be served with rice. I disagree with this greatly, but being the good wife that I am I make the damn rice.
Posted by: Lauren at January 22, 2016 11:46 PM (Z/8dZ)

That will get you burned at the stake in certain parts of the country.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 22, 2016 11:48 PM (kpqmD)

414 I thought it was called the 'War that W.T Sherman kicked ass in'

??

Posted by: jake at January 22, 2016 11:49 PM (HLUeE)

415 >>>> Real chili uses lima beans.
Posted by: eleven at January 22, 2016 11:43 PM (qUNWi)
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Just got here and don't know what's going on, but that's first class trolling, eleven.

Posted by: L, Elle at January 22, 2016 11:49 PM (2x3L+)

416 good night all

Posted by: chemjeff at January 22, 2016 11:49 PM (uZNvH)

417 Night, cj. Get some rest! Hope you feel better!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 11:49 PM (GEICT)

418 And to show that I've not a racist bone in my liver, it's black russians on a snowy night
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'Sup, Rick?
I need to get those damn vanilla beans so I can make my own Kahlua.
White Russians are my go-to winter drink usually. Well, Mulatto Russians, I guess, since I really like my Kahlua.

Posted by: Chi at January 22, 2016 11:50 PM (I7I0v)

419 Been snowing since around 7pm and there's only an inch and a half. But the plow's been down the street already! Probably won't see it again 'til Monday.
Hitting the sack and hope I wake up to the winter wonderland Santa didn't bring.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 22, 2016 11:50 PM (E6RIJ)

420 Just learned, you have to *mash up* at least half of the beans if you want 'em to be anything like Popeye's recipe. Duh.
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 22, 2016 11:42 PM (ntObR)


I make my own refried beans, have for a long time. I cook the beans with a smoked trotter, and mash them afterwards.

Oh and if you insist on carrots with beans, cook pea soup using half split peas, half soaked beans and shredded carrot. Any sort of broth, ham bone or salt pork you want, and if you want to add cinnamon, well, no one really cares.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 22, 2016 11:50 PM (q2o38)

421 I know it's for Planet Fitness, but I love this commercial:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i21dtnWWIl8

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 22, 2016 11:50 PM (ntObR)

422 Weirdest chili I ever had was a chili contest at work. One lady served goat chili and once everyone was getting past the idea of eating goat, she cheerfully described how she had raised the goat from a kid and slaughtered it just to make the chili. She was so proud. Even here in Oklahoma where folks pride themselves on being polite and accustomed to "country ways", chili consumption stopped as if someone were holding a gun on us.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 22, 2016 11:50 PM (kXoT0)

423 Kindltot, sounds like you have a lot more experience than I do. :-)

Gonna try to make country fried steak again soon too.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 22, 2016 11:52 PM (ntObR)

424 upon further review looks like i didn't dodge the kurdistan bullet. probably going to start rotating there in about a month

Posted by: the real ch3 at January 22, 2016 10:23 PM (hTyFQ)


Well, that sucks. Maybe fly to Israel, and get them to stamp your passport?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 22, 2016 11:52 PM (Z8fuk)

425
Just got here and don't know what's going on, but that's first class trolling, eleven.



:-)

Posted by: eleven at January 22, 2016 11:53 PM (qUNWi)

426 If you really want to kill a shelter in place weekend and you game on the PC then I'd suggest checking out "Rebel Galaxy". It's 20 bucks on steam.

Imagine Diablo III with better graphics and not sucking balls. Now forget all that because this is a space fighting/trading game. Except the mechanics are a lot like Diablo. You can mine and trade but the goal is to buy bigger and better ships, guns, subsystems so you can kill bad guys who are standing in your way.

Like Diablo there are levels and like Diablo moving to the next level means your super bad ass ship is back to being a punk ass bitch surrounded by bigger badder pirate ships.

The pacing can be a bit slow getting started. Initially I did a lot of running away and trading things to get enough money to build a ship that could actually fight back. It turns out trading fresh human body parts to mining colonies is very profitable as long as the various space cops don't catch you doing it.

There are a lot of NPC factions and it is possible to piss all of them off at the same time. For instance if the cops catch you smuggling body parts, drugs, medical waste etc. they will in time get pissed off.

Posted by: bestie21 at January 22, 2016 11:53 PM (HUeC4)

427 Posted by: Farmer at January 22, 2016 10:57 PM (o/90i)

Oh man, I just saw a cooking show with an excellent looking pot roast.
They are usually on the dry side, so if you have a recipe.....
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 22, 2016 10:59 PM

Ours are never dry. Have ask the wife for exactitudes, but IIRC brown a chuck steak, then cook it in the oven covered w/ 1 package Lipton Onion Soup mixed w/ a can of cream of mushroom soup.

Cover it w/ foil and cook at a low temp, IIRC 325 for 3-4 hrs depending on size.

Damn, now I'm hungry again.

Posted by: Farmer at January 22, 2016 11:53 PM (o/90i)

428 Even here in Oklahoma where folks pride themselves on being polite and accustomed to "country ways"...
Posted by: Sherry McEvil

You and must live in different parts of OK

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at January 22, 2016 11:53 PM (/ciMI)

429 Sherry, yeesh.

"Great chili Janie, but what in the world kind of meat is this??"

"Well, you notice how the boss isn't in today?"

;-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 22, 2016 11:53 PM (ntObR)

430 Hi. Is Honey Badger Radio some of you guys?

Posted by: Boss Moss at January 22, 2016 11:54 PM (AI2xT)

431 Weirdest chili I ever had was a chili contest at work. One lady served goat chili and once everyone was getting past the idea of eating goat, she cheerfully described how she had raised the goat from a kid and slaughtered it just to make the chili. She was so proud. Even here in Oklahoma where folks pride themselves on being polite and accustomed to "country ways", chili consumption stopped as if someone were holding a gun on us.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 22, 2016 11:50 PM (kXoT0)


It's just goat. Not my favorite meat, but still decent enough and not that weird.

Posted by: The Carnivorous Hat at January 22, 2016 11:54 PM (vBeA5)

432 You and *I*

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at January 22, 2016 11:54 PM (/ciMI)

433 Ooh, that sounds good.
Posted by: nerdygirl at January 22, 2016 11:48 PM (kGrwF)

I hate to brag, but, it is good. Get one of these Breville crockpots, it's the best I have ever owned. When this one dies as they all do, I will promptly by another one.

http://tinyurl.com/h4gz2tv

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 22, 2016 11:54 PM (kXoT0)

434 Snow?

He's the bad guy from those Jennifer Lawrence movies, right?

Posted by: eman at January 22, 2016 11:54 PM (MQEz6)

435 There are a lot of NPC factions and it is possible to piss all of them off at the same time. For instance if the cops catch you smuggling body parts, drugs, medical waste etc. they will in time get pissed off.

Posted by: bestie21
****

Rather closed minded of them.

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at January 22, 2016 11:54 PM (hVdx9)

436 Hehehe. My wife just went on a mini rant here next to me on the couch. She's scrolling through Facebook or something and everyone is posting the pics of the Old Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

"What the fuck?!?! Why are these fucking idiots so amazed by this? Do they not know who these guys are? Do they not know that this is what they do? That tomb is ALWAYS guarded no matter what. This isn't new! Those guys have ALWAYS been dedicated and awesome. Idiots."

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 11:54 PM (GEICT)

437 It's just goat. Not my favorite meat, but still decent enough and not that weird.
Posted by: The Carnivorous Hat at January 22, 2016 11:54 PM (vBeA5)

The goat was actually tasty, it was the discussion of the slaughter that got us.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 22, 2016 11:55 PM (kXoT0)

438 414
??

Posted by: jake at January 22, 2016 11:49 PM (HLUeE)
Currently known as "scorched earth policy" against people of your own country. Nice.Plus, be happy with your memorials.

Posted by: Dickie Betts fan at January 22, 2016 11:55 PM (aUQgu)

439 From what I've read at Breitbart, Jennifer Lawrence seems absolutely determined to burn down every last shred of good will she's built up from the fans over the last couple years.

Will be funny when 10 years from now she's so desperate for a comeback, she's agreed to star in some crappy sitcom.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 22, 2016 11:56 PM (ntObR)

440 "What the fuck?!?! Why are these fucking idiots so amazed by this? Do they not know who these guys are? Do they not know that this is what they do? That tomb is ALWAYS guarded no matter what. This isn't new! Those guys have ALWAYS been dedicated and awesome. Idiots."
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at January 22, 2016 11:54 PM (GEICT)

The lifelong oath those guys swear is incredible. They are the best of us.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 22, 2016 11:56 PM (kXoT0)

441 After seeing Trumps statements, etc. I do nit trust him.
Cruz. I trust more than Trump, but still wary of him.
If neither of them can beat Hillary or Bernie, then we really are lost as a country.
Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at January 22, 2016 10:57 PM

AMEN !!!

Posted by: Farmer at January 22, 2016 11:56 PM (o/90i)

442 Qdpsteve's Question For The Horde of the night:

What classic sitcom would you love to see come back?

I admit I'd kind of like to see reboots of Everybody Loves Raymond, King of Queens, and Married With Children.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 22, 2016 11:57 PM (ntObR)

443 414 I thought it was called the 'War that W.T Sherman kicked ass in'

??
Posted by: jake at January 22, 2016 11:49 PM

If by kicking ass you mean deliberately targeting civilians, sure.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 22, 2016 11:58 PM (kpqmD)

444 What classic sitcom would you love to see come back?

Posted by: qdpsteve

NewsRadio!

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at January 22, 2016 11:58 PM (/ciMI)

445 "it was the discussion of the slaughter that got us."

Reminds me of the sad, sad story of my grandpa's goat.

Ok, so for context this is Depression Era Missouri.

My grandpa had a pet goat. I'm not sure how Mr. Goat was acquired, but it was his. And he loved that goat. He made a chariot and the goat would pull him around. He was an only child.

One day he came home from school and heard a sound coming from the barn. It was his goat. They had slit its neck and were bleeding it.

And yes, it was of course dinner for a good while afterwards.

Grandpa told us this story when he was about 90 years old. First time I ever saw him cry.

Posted by: Lauren at January 22, 2016 11:59 PM (Kqit+)

446 You and must live in different parts of OK
Posted by: Turd Ferguson at January 22, 2016 11:53 PM (/ciMI)

Tulsa, you?

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 22, 2016 11:59 PM (kXoT0)

447 442 Qdpsteve's Question For The Horde of the night:

What classic sitcom would you love to see come back?

I admit I'd kind of like to see reboots of Everybody Loves Raymond, King of Queens, and Married With Children.
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 22, 2016 11:57 PM (ntObR)

You can't reboot Married With Children. There is no Al Bundy but Ed O'Neill.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 23, 2016 12:00 AM (kpqmD)

448 @408 Insufficient title. Lincoln had several wars going. Couple Indian dustups in the "Northwest" (Wisconsin and Minnesota), and the Mormon thing. Plus the usual frontier tensions, and disputes other than Union/Confed in California...the Frogs were in Mexico, too. With Austrians. And our play for Cuba was just getting rolling. China was in flames, and we had interests there.

Had the war you're referring to never gotten off, it would still have been an interesting time.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 23, 2016 12:00 AM (xq1UY)

449 It's one thing to slaughter an animal yourself.

It's quite another to excitedly, eagerly serve up said animal as food, while you're still coated in its blood...

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 23, 2016 12:00 AM (ntObR)

450 You cannot qualify war in harsher terms than I will. War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it; and those who brought war into our country deserve all the curses and maledictions a people can pour out. I know I had no hand in making this war, and I know I will make more sacrifices to-day than any of you to secure peace. But you cannot have peace and a division of our country. If the United States submits to a division now, it will not stop, but will go on until we reap the fate of Mexico, which is eternal war. The United States does and must assert its authority, wherever it once had power; for, if it relaxes one bit to pressure, it is gone, and I believe that such is the national feeling. This feeling assumes various shapes, but always comes back to that of Union. Once admit the Union, once more acknowledge the authority of the national Government, and, instead of devoting your houses and streets and roads to the dread uses of war, I and this army become at once your protectors and supporters, shielding you from danger, let it come from what quarter it may. I know that a few individuals cannot resist a torrent of error and passion, such as swept the South into rebellion, but you can point out, so that we may know those who desire a government, and those who insist on war and its desolation.

You might as well appeal against the thunder-storm as against these terrible hardships of war. They are inevitable, and the only way the people of Atlanta can hope once more to live in peace and quiet at home, is to stop the war, which can only be done by admitting that it began in error and is perpetuated in pride.

Posted by: bestie21 at January 23, 2016 12:01 AM (HUeC4)

451 Tulsa, you?
Posted by: Sherry McEvil,

OKC (technically, Warr Acres)

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at January 23, 2016 12:01 AM (/ciMI)

452 Read today Oklahoma has the lowest average gasoline price per gallon in the country.

High temperatures in the 40s & 50s this weekend, 60s next.

And the light dusting of snow we got a couple of days ago is gone.

I understand it's not that way everywhere.

Evening, Overnighters. Hope you're all as well as can be expected.

Posted by: mindful webworker - Okie by birth and choice at January 23, 2016 12:01 AM (ACs58)

453 Insomniac, true, he *owned* that role.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 23, 2016 12:01 AM (ntObR)

454 Grandpa told us this story when he was about 90 years old. First time I ever saw him cry.

Dammit Lauren, that's one of the saddest things I've ever heard.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 23, 2016 12:03 AM (kpqmD)

455 Does anybody still watch Modern Family?

Last time I peeked in it had a definite shark jump vibe to it.

Posted by: eleven at January 23, 2016 12:03 AM (qUNWi)

456 Goat chili.... not ba-a-a-a-a-addddd.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 23, 2016 12:03 AM (McRlu)

457 And you drink that shit?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo
-------------

Not I. I haven't had a Coke in probably 15 years (?).

On the other hand, I do use phosphoric acid from time to time.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, loading up Griswold & Gunnison in a Civil manner at January 23, 2016 12:03 AM (RrDm2)

458 Uhh, oh

I think we're restarting the War Between the States/Civil War. War/War of Northern Aggression again-always my very favorite posts next to the Catholic/Protestant wars. :^( I think I'll call it a night

I think Jake was trying to push buttons in "Fun", insomniac. Don't get drawn in. All our Civil War soldiers are dead. Let's not kill each other.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 23, 2016 12:04 AM (w4NZ8)

459 Serious Internet Warning
if you get an email titled
"nude photos of Nancy Peolsi"
DO NOT OPEN IT

it contains nude photos of Nancy Peolsi

Posted by: jake at January 23, 2016 12:04 AM (HLUeE)

460 It's beans and rice not chili and rice.

Someone's confused.

Or their mom was lazy and put it all together and called it chili.

Real chili isn't like canned chili.

I know, obvious, but you'd be surprised how many think they are.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 23, 2016 12:04 AM (Xo1Rt)

461 455 Does anybody still watch Modern Family?

Last time I peeked in it had a definite shark jump vibe to it.
Posted by: eleven at January 23, 2016 12:03 AM (qUNWi)

Never watched it at all.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 23, 2016 12:04 AM (kpqmD)

462 "Dammit Lauren, that's one of the saddest things I've ever heard."

Even sadder was the context of the conversation.

They had a few friends over and were talking about childhood pets.

Grandpa pipes in "Well, I had a pet goat once..."

And then tells that story.

Posted by: Lauren at January 23, 2016 12:04 AM (Kqit+)

463 Imagine Diablo III with better graphics and not sucking balls.
And now I'm thinking of Cake Girl.
Beautiful, beautiful Cake Girl.
Good night.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 23, 2016 12:05 AM (xq1UY)

464 eleven, I rarely see it but occasionally tune into The Middle.

Patricia Heaton's role in The Middle is *so* different than what she was doing as Debra Barone, it's jarring.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 23, 2016 12:05 AM (ntObR)

465 Canned kidney beans:

I can't stand canned kidney beans. Decided to try dry kidney beans and make New Orleans Red Beans and Rice. Damn, was it good. The dried cooked beans are meatier and creamier than the canned.

Posted by: RickZ at January 23, 2016 12:05 AM (Ix+HS)

466 I like Coke.

Posted by: eleven at January 23, 2016 12:05 AM (qUNWi)

467 In re, JenLaw, she is falling into the same trap snares many, to wit, she buys this equation:

cute, blond, hot, fair actress = world class intellect.

She does not take into account that once you hit 35ish, the next cute, blond, hot, fair actress is ready and waiting and then no one wants your opinion and the folks you pissed off with your stupid rants and ramblings are done with you for good and all. She does not have the acting chops to play character roles. Meryl Streep and Sharon Stone, she ain't. Oscar or not, she's got 8-10 years.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 23, 2016 12:06 AM (kXoT0)

468 Lincoln didn't do anything to the Mormons.

Also didn't do anything for the Mormons.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at January 23, 2016 12:06 AM (/ciMI)

469 Warm Thoughts ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/690582653087674368

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/690582810281840640

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/690582941563494401

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/690583071201103873

Posted by: kbdabear at January 23, 2016 12:06 AM (/JXKX)

470 Very few people with any sense wanted the Civil War. Sherman was considered insane for his predictions of the bloodshed. Sam Houston was run quit the governorship of Texas rather then serve in the CSA. Lee knew better himself but felt obliged to fight for his home state of Virginia.

Posted by: bestie21 at January 23, 2016 12:06 AM (HUeC4)

471 "It's beans and rice not chili and rice.

Someone's confused.
"

See I agree. But I guess what I'm really making isn't chili at all, it's chili pie. Fritos are also a requirement.

Posted by: Lauren at January 23, 2016 12:06 AM (Kqit+)

472 I thought it was called the 'War that W.T Sherman kicked ass in'

??
Posted by: jake
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* thoughfully tamps home another .41 ball *

Posted by: Mike Hammer, loading up Griswold & Gunnison in a Civil manner at January 23, 2016 12:07 AM (RrDm2)

473
It occurs to me that the anonymity of the internet is the single greatest testosterone enhancer yet discovered.

Posted by: irongrampa at January 23, 2016 12:07 AM (jeCnD)

474 462 "Dammit Lauren, that's one of the saddest things I've ever heard."

Even sadder was the context of the conversation.

They had a few friends over and were talking about childhood pets.

Grandpa pipes in "Well, I had a pet goat once..."

And then tells that story.

Posted by: Lauren at January 23, 2016 12:04 AM (Kqit+)

I imagine it got real quiet once he was done telling it.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 23, 2016 12:07 AM (kpqmD)

475 Sherry, agreed.

Like I said, gonna be funny 10-15 years from now when she's trying to launch her comeback. "Oh, well I was such a crazy bitch back then..."

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 23, 2016 12:07 AM (ntObR)

476
Patricia Heaton's role in The Middle is *so* different than what she was doing as Debra Barone, it's jarring.


I like that show. The dad isn't a useless ignoramus for once. Refreshing.

Posted by: eleven at January 23, 2016 12:07 AM (qUNWi)

477 Warm Thoughts ONT Compliance Pics - 2

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/690583348679462912

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/690583476580524033

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/690583601986080769

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/690583721209131008

Posted by: kbdabear at January 23, 2016 12:08 AM (/JXKX)

478 eleven, true. And the house (and its messiness) is quite realistic.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 23, 2016 12:08 AM (ntObR)

479 "I imagine it got real quiet once he was done telling it."

Yep. We all just sort of sat their in awed silence for a good while.

Posted by: Lauren at January 23, 2016 12:08 AM (Kqit+)

480 It occurs to me that the anonymity of the internet is the single greatest testosterone enhancer yet discovered.
Posted by: irongrampa
---------------

Keyboard courage.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, loading up Griswold & Gunnison in a Civil manner at January 23, 2016 12:08 AM (RrDm2)

481 414 was somewhat trying for humor

since this is a Smart Military Blog,
Grant killed way more Southern soldiers than Sherman did

I had no kin on either side of the Civil War, but tossing out something about Sherman sure gets some peeps out of their chairs

Posted by: jake at January 23, 2016 12:08 AM (HLUeE)

482 OKC (technically, Warr Acres)
Posted by: Turd Ferguson at January 23, 2016 12:01 AM (/ciMI)

So you and Soona have OKC, mindful webworker and I have Tulsa and countryside north of Tulsa. We should do an Oklahoma meetup.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 23, 2016 12:09 AM (kXoT0)

483 466 I like Coke.
Posted by: eleven at January 23, 2016 12:05 AM (qUNWi)

It's a hell of a drug! Er, soda!

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 23, 2016 12:09 AM (kpqmD)

484 Husband is into the "13 Hours" book and can't put it down.
I had hought we were going to the film this past weekend, but he had a scout campout.
Now he wants to finish the book first.
He's getting a Hillary rage headache.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 22, 2016 11:09 PM

We went to see the movie the first time it was shown here, today at 4 pm matinee. (11.50 for the movie, 22.09 for drinks and food.)

We left and J was just ranting about how much more she was pissed off...How does Hiltery even have the NERVE to run for president after this?

Posted by: Farmer at January 23, 2016 12:09 AM (o/90i)

485 459 Serious Internet Warning
if you get an email titled
"nude photos of Nancy Peolsi"
DO NOT OPEN IT

it contains nude photos of Nancy Peolsi


Posted by: bestie21 at January 23, 2016 12:09 AM (HUeC4)

486 Uh oh, chili war AND civil war? Time for me to decamp to Pillowland.

Night all.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at January 23, 2016 12:09 AM (jR7Wy)

487 I like cheese with my coke:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z9WzER-woc

Posted by: bestie21 at January 23, 2016 12:10 AM (HUeC4)

488
I like that show. The dad isn't a useless ignoramus for once. Refreshing.
Posted by: eleven

Tim Allen in Last Man Standing.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at January 23, 2016 12:11 AM (/ciMI)

489 Does anybody still watch Modern Family?

Last time I peeked in it had a definite shark jump vibe to it.

Posted by: eleven at January 23, 2016 12:03 AM (qUNWi)


Never started.

Haven't watched broadcast TV shows (outside of local news) in over a decade.

Posted by: The Broadcast Hat at January 23, 2016 12:11 AM (vBeA5)

490 Qdpsteve's Question For The Horde of the night:



What classic sitcom would you love to see come back?



I admit I'd kind of like to see reboots of Everybody Loves Raymond, King of Queens, and Married With Children.




Posted by: qdpsteve at January 22, 2016 11:57 PM


There ain't that many really good sitcoms worth a reboot... and of those that were great, you'd have major, major problems with recasting. I'll try to think of one that was great, but with cast member/s that aren't irreplaceable.

Posted by: otho at January 23, 2016 12:11 AM (EWg9n)

491 The Japanese would not have given up before two nukes. The South would not have given up without Sherman's march. They were too committed, and stiff necked to surrender without absolute proof that even their defeat was pointless, and they were unable to accomplish anything or protect anything.
The CSA economy was in tatters, it was in severe inflation, it was short of everything but fighting men, and those were getting thin on the ground.
All that was left was to engage in a brilliant fighting retreat and hope that the North collapsed in exhaustion before they did.

You can say a lot about Sherman's March, most of it bad, but it did create the crisis on all levels of the CSA that could not be addressed successfully, and sped the coming of the end.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 23, 2016 12:11 AM (q2o38)

492 otho, good point.

Also, the new Raymond would have to go without Peter Boyle, and the new King of Queens would probably have to go without Jerry Stiller. Both of them provided a lot of the great flavor of those shows.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 23, 2016 12:12 AM (ntObR)

493 The only one that worked before, was the relaunch of The Office. The American one was actually better than the UK one, IMHO.

Posted by: otho at January 23, 2016 12:13 AM (EWg9n)

494 We should do an Oklahoma meetup.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil

Soon as I finish grad school

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at January 23, 2016 12:13 AM (/ciMI)

495 Well, Mulatto Russians, I guess, since I really like my Kahlua.

Posted by: Chi at January 22, 2016 11:50 PM (I7I0v)


Not, much Chi. Just watching the snow fall. As for Kahlua, it's quite versatile. Makes a Great Southern (or Black) Irish Coffee. I used to drink white russians, but I was in a cost cutting mode one time and started on black russians. That's been my go-to drink for over 35 years. I keep a half gallon of Absolut in the bar, along with a half gallon of Kahlua. I hate running out when I'm getting my drunk on. Speaking of which, I need a refill.

Posted by: RickZ at January 23, 2016 12:13 AM (Ix+HS)

496 There is no Al Bundy but Ed O'Neill.

Racists!

Posted by: #BlackLinesMatter at January 23, 2016 12:13 AM (n22zQ)

497 Haven't watched broadcast TV shows (outside of local news) in over a decade.

Posted by: The Broadcast Hat at January 23, 2016 12:11 AM (vBeA5)


Same here, though I haven't watched the local news in that long, either.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 23, 2016 12:14 AM (zc3Db)

498 Nude Photos of Nancy Pelosi
http://tinyurl.com/gv6xjol

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 23, 2016 12:14 AM (xq1UY)

499
All In The Family might be a good reboot.

Posted by: irongrampa at January 23, 2016 12:14 AM (jeCnD)

500 Evening, all.

This week I introduced a couple of early twenty-something friends to "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels." They had never heard of it, and it was tremendously well received.


"OklahomaOklahomaOklahoma..."



There is hope.

Posted by: Piercello at January 23, 2016 12:14 AM (RXfvh)

501 442 Qdpsteve's Question For The Horde of the night:

What classic sitcom would you love to see come back?

I admit I'd kind of like to see reboots of Everybody Loves Raymond, King of Queens, and Married With Children.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 22, 2016 11:57 PM (ntObR)



And instead they bring back Full House on Netflix.

Posted by: buzzion at January 23, 2016 12:14 AM (zt+N6)

502 We left and J was just ranting about how much more she was pissed off...How does Hiltery even have the NERVE to run for president after this?
Posted by: Farmer at January 23, 2016 12:09 AM (o/90i)

IMHO, she's looking at certifiably insane in the rear view mirror and has been since the Monica days. For her, it's what's she's owed for "Standing By Her Man" and for stepping aside for Bobo.

Wouldn't it be sweet if every time her plane landed somewhere for a campaign stop to be greeted by her 6-10 supporters, some rascal would have a boombox loudly playing the refrain from Tammy Wynette's Stand By Your Man on a loop?

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 23, 2016 12:15 AM (kXoT0)

503 There ain't that many really good sitcoms worth a reboot... and of those that were great, you'd have major, major problems with recasting. I'll try to think of one that was great, but with cast member/s that aren't irreplaceable.

Agreed. And for that matter, nowadays it's hard for me to get back into sitcoms at all when you shows that blow them out of the water in terms of writing, acting, and production value all over cable.

Posted by: AD at January 23, 2016 12:15 AM (QWY55)

504 Sitcoms? Roots.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at January 23, 2016 12:15 AM (/ciMI)

505 irongrampa, I know it's been talked about.

And buzzion, yeah, Full House was never that great.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 23, 2016 12:15 AM (ntObR)

506 There was also a little military thing with Japan during the Civil War of Northern Aggression Between The States - The Battle of the Shimonoseki Straits.

Posted by: Josephistan at January 23, 2016 12:16 AM (7qAYi)

507 So, this 'Daily Currant', a known Onion? I'd never heard of it.

Posted by: t-bird at January 22, 2016 11:26 PM (w/iDp)


It's a satire site, yes.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 23, 2016 12:16 AM (Z8fuk)

508 loudly playing the refrain from Tammy Wynette's Stand By Your Man on a loop?

That would be most awkward since her face can no longer be configured for displeasure. Grin or smile. Or hearty cackle.

Posted by: t-bird at January 23, 2016 12:17 AM (n22zQ)

509 Full house wasn't great, but it was a show families could watch together. Those don't really exist anymore. The whole TGIF lineup was designed as family friendly programming.

Posted by: Lauren at January 23, 2016 12:17 AM (Kqit+)

510 Oh yeah, Univision bought The Onion?

I joked at FB that Uni thought they had bought La Opinion.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 23, 2016 12:17 AM (ntObR)

511 Sherman plundered a 100 mile swath from Atlanta Savana then swung north into South Carolina to do more of the same. They lived off the land meaning they ate or killed every animal; and burned every crop. Every inch of railroad was destroyed. Then again Sheridan did the same in the Shenandoah and both were under orders from Grant.

Here is the thing though. After about 650,000 dead Americans had fallen on both side I don't think Grant gave a fuck. He just wanted it to be over.

Remember we lost more soldiers in that 1 war then all other wars combined.

Posted by: bestie21 at January 23, 2016 12:17 AM (HUeC4)

512 Lauren, oh yeah.

Family Matters (the show that brought us the original Urkel) could be *very* funny when it wanted to be.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 23, 2016 12:18 AM (ntObR)

513 Blue Origin has become the first to re-launch and re-recover a rocket to space:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74tyedGkoUc

"Space" being defined as the Karman line, 100 km (62 miles).

Blue Origin first flew this rocket last November. It flies straight up and straight down. It is designed to carry passengers on a suborbital flight.

SpaceX recovered the first stage of their Falcon 9 rocket in December, after delivering 11 satellites to orbit. That stage flew roughly twice as fast and twice as high as Blue Origin's New Shepard, but SpaceX has said that they don't intend to refly that particular stage, preferring to study and test it instead.

Posted by: rickl at January 23, 2016 12:18 AM (sdi6R)

514 481


I had no kin on either side of the Civil War, but tossing out something about Sherman sure gets some peeps out of their chairs


Guess what....jake....some of us did jump out of our chairs. Because we know our history. We know how our history has been rewritten and distorted. So when your "PEEPS" jump out of chairs, do not be dismayed at what your ignorance provoked. You are poking the bear. Get educated, first.

Posted by: Dickie Betts fan at January 23, 2016 12:18 AM (aUQgu)

515 Oh, and if any Moron Meetingup happens in OK, I might be induced to wander over from SW MO.


I'd like to make sure that more of you delightful weirdos are (1) actually real, and (2) as much fun as the few other Horde members I have met in person.

Posted by: Piercello at January 23, 2016 12:18 AM (RXfvh)

516 otho, good point.



Also, the new Raymond would have to go without Peter Boyle, and the
new King of Queens would probably have to go without Jerry Stiller. Both
of them provided a lot of the great flavor of those shows.


Posted by: qdpsteve at January 23, 2016 12:12 AM

Married With Children? Impossible. Not just Ed O'Neill... the whole cast can't be matched, in that show. I think Ted McGinley was great, too.

Posted by: otho at January 23, 2016 12:18 AM (EWg9n)

517
Out of the blood and sacrifice of that Civil War evolved the American people--the most exceptional inhabitants of the most exceptional country on the planet.

That cannot be allowed to disappear.

Posted by: irongrampa at January 23, 2016 12:19 AM (jeCnD)

518 482
OKC (technically, Warr Acres)

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at January 23, 2016 12:01 AM (/ciMI)



So you and Soona have OKC, mindful webworker and I have Tulsa and countryside north of Tulsa. We should do an Oklahoma meetup.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 23, 2016 12:09 AM (kXoT0)



It'd be OK!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at January 23, 2016 12:19 AM (EzgxV)

519 otho, yup.

Plus they got an actual lesbian, Amanda Bearse, to make fun of lesbians on that show.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 23, 2016 12:19 AM (ntObR)

520 BJ And The Bear

Posted by: Chi at January 23, 2016 12:19 AM (I7I0v)

521 I'd say that Last Man Standing is family friendly. Well for today at least, and compared to everything else out there.

Posted by: buzzion at January 23, 2016 12:19 AM (zt+N6)

522 Most important thing about pot roast: use only a boneless chuck roast. Top round, bottom round and rump roasts are always dry.
Posted by: IrishEi at January 22, 2016 11:15 PM (E6RIJ)

We've always used chuck roast, but recently saw a nice shoulder roast on sale, that can work too.

Damn, I'm going back eating more pot roast.

Posted by: Farmer at January 23, 2016 12:20 AM (o/90i)

523 That would be most awkward since her face can no longer be configured for displeasure. Grin or smile. Or hearty cackle.
Posted by: t-bird at January 23, 2016 12:17 AM (n22zQ)

But, wouldn't it be great to see her finally crack--just ranting and raving and spitting and slobbering, no more measured careful non-incriminating speech--just that raw frothing insane Hillary vernacular that's been written about for years and ignored by the media? Who would step up to try and lay hands on her and try to get her into the limousine?

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 23, 2016 12:21 AM (kXoT0)

524 Cheers.

Oh, don't remake it--just wanted to remind people of a great sitcom.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at January 23, 2016 12:21 AM (/ciMI)

525 I admit I used to really look down at Married With Children.

Then in college I had a chance to read the original Lysistrata, and... OMG... it could have been an episode.

And so I realized MWG is actually great broad comedy in the long, long tradition of Greek and other previous civilizations' grand traditions.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 23, 2016 12:22 AM (ntObR)

526 520 BJ And The Bear

Sit-coms, not documentaries.

Posted by: Josephistan at January 23, 2016 12:22 AM (7qAYi)

527 I like cheese with my coke:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z9WzER-woc


Hah...that was good. I bookmarked the page.

Posted by: eleven at January 23, 2016 12:22 AM (qUNWi)

528 Newsradio? Great. But, without Phil Hartman, Joe Rogan and Stephen Root? Can't be done.

Posted by: otho at January 23, 2016 12:23 AM (EWg9n)

529 Chi, LOL.

Would be worth it just to *announce* a reboot of The Dukes of Hazzard complete with the General Lee, just to watch how many Hollywood PC heads explode.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 23, 2016 12:23 AM (ntObR)

530 I've been thru OK. Parts of it are very lovely. OKC driving was white knuckle
I found the folks to be pretty friendly

And I like CWB's radio station

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 23, 2016 12:23 AM (voOPb)

531 I'd like to make sure that more of you delightful weirdos are (1) actually real, and (2) as much fun as the few other Horde members I have met in person.
Posted by: Piercello at January 23, 2016 12:18 AM (RXfvh)

Where in SW Mo? Late husband's kin were from Neosho/Seneca?

Even if it's July, I will bring the mink and wear the stilettos. You will have to trust me on the lingerie.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 23, 2016 12:23 AM (kXoT0)

532 Have some things to do in the AM so I'm off. G'night 'rons and 'ettes!

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 23, 2016 12:23 AM (kpqmD)

533 MWG? MWC.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 23, 2016 12:23 AM (ntObR)

534 514
Not picking a fight here and since this is a
Smart Military Blog

can you explain what Sherman did wrong?

Posted by: jake at January 23, 2016 12:23 AM (HLUeE)

535 528 Newsradio? Great. But, without Phil Hartman, Joe Rogan and Stephen Root? Can't be done.
Posted by: otho at January 23, 2016 12:23 AM (EWg9n)


The proof was in the putting. When Phil Hartman departed, that show noticeably went downhill.

Posted by: AD at January 23, 2016 12:24 AM (QWY55)

536 I used to like My Three Sons when I was a kid. A wise and rational man gently teaching his boys how to behave properly and become men.

I don't even want to think about how a reboot of that would go.

Posted by: rickl at January 23, 2016 12:24 AM (sdi6R)

537 *ducks*

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at January 23, 2016 12:25 AM (/ciMI)

538 *pudding

Posted by: AD at January 23, 2016 12:25 AM (QWY55)

539 So what we are saying is that remakes of tv shows can't be done?

Be like Gunsmoke with a that little fucker tom cruise as Marshall Dylan

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 23, 2016 12:25 AM (voOPb)

540 The sad part is the South never had a chance. In the Ken Burns series Shelby Foote pointed it out. He said something like: at the time of Gettysburg they were still having rowing races at Harvard. If the South had one a few more battles the North would have just pulled the other hand from behind it's back.

Posted by: bestie21 at January 23, 2016 12:25 AM (HUeC4)

541 so when "snowmageddon" happens anywhere but the east coast ... it's just called snow.

One little area may get two feet, most around there around a foot. That's a good snow ... fun to watch I guess. Snow plowing is more entertaining than Hillary lies I suppose.

Only two more months of winter.

Posted by: Illiniwek at January 23, 2016 12:25 AM (5Gpe2)

542 So what we are saying is that remakes of tv shows can't be done?

Be like Gunsmoke with a that little fucker tom cruise as Marshall Dylan
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 23, 2016 12:25 AM (voOPb)

I could see Have Gun Will Travel with Tom Hardy as the Paladin.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 23, 2016 12:26 AM (kXoT0)

543 Doggies!!!!!1!!!!!

Posted by: Sugar Plum Fairy #176-671 at January 23, 2016 12:26 AM (hnCis)

544 never been able to reproduce it, but my mom would make a pot roast where she browned it on the stove then finished it off in a roasting pan in the oven. She would do potatoes and carrots with it, and the potatoes and carrots were caramelized in a way that I've never been able to get. She used chuck roast.
Posted by: nerdygirl at January 22, 2016 11:26 PM

That's what J just did. Gravy caramelized all over.

Posted by: Farmer at January 23, 2016 12:26 AM (o/90i)

545 'Night!

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at January 23, 2016 12:27 AM (/ciMI)

546 rickl, oh yeah. My Three Sons is as dated as Julia or That Girl are today.

I've read they had trouble getting it made even at the time. Everyone could tell William Frawley was just a sneeze away from a debilitating stroke, and Fred MacMurray insisted all of his scenes for the entire seasons it was on, be shot first so he could spend most of the year golfing.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 23, 2016 12:28 AM (ntObR)

547 Nite, TF

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 23, 2016 12:28 AM (kXoT0)

548 Paladin Being quite an old show could be a reboot. Newer shows just don't seem to work

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 23, 2016 12:28 AM (voOPb)

549 Heh.

Sherry, I'm in/near Springfield.

My biggest challenge will be scheduling, as musician types are often working when everyone else is available.

For example, the yearly event out east falls smack in the middle of a six week music festival in June/July, and many weekends have concerts and whatnot.

But we'll see what we can do.

Posted by: Piercello at January 23, 2016 12:29 AM (RXfvh)

550 534

Posted by: jake at January 23, 2016 12:23 AM (HLUeE)

We are fuckin doomed

Posted by: Dickie Betts fan at January 23, 2016 12:29 AM (aUQgu)

551 The proof was in the putting. When Phil Hartman departed, that show noticeably went downhill.




Posted by: AD at January 23, 2016 12:24 AM


Yep... and I'm a Lovitz fan. But, it just wasn't the same. The Newsradio "smoking" episode is one of TV sitcoms finest moments. All Hartman.

Posted by: otho at January 23, 2016 12:29 AM (EWg9n)

552
Our area here in the Adirondacks has no snow forecast for the next 4 days.

We (allegedly) won't see a flake of Jonas.

I do NOT feel slighted.

Posted by: irongrampa at January 23, 2016 12:30 AM (jeCnD)

553 can you explain what Sherman did wrong?
Posted by: jake
--------------------
Well, he was always getting himself and Mr. Peabody into some kind of mess whenever he used the Way back Machine.

Posted by: Chi at January 23, 2016 12:30 AM (I7I0v)

554
Not picking a fight here and since this is a
Smart Military Blog

can you explain what Sherman did wrong?


Imagine if someone came along and burned everything you owned. Your wife and kids thrown into the wild and the home burned to the ground. There were of course rapes as well. There are always rapes. Just like there were rapes in Germany. Those things are usually removed from the books when we talk about our own troops. Then during reconstruction the GOP under Grant and the Army under Sherman ran the show. Allowing carpet baggers to come into the south and set up shop. So while it was necessary to end the war the South has never really forgiven Sherman.

Posted by: bestie21 at January 23, 2016 12:31 AM (HUeC4)

555 can you explain what Sherman did wrong?
Posted by: jake
------------------

Deliberately engaged against civilians, which the South never did. Today we would call it 'terror'.

But that aside, the lingering resentment, in my opinion, is more consequent of reconstruction than the war. It did psychological and economic damage from which the South still suffers.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, loading up Griswold & Gunnison in a Civil manner at January 23, 2016 12:31 AM (RrDm2)

556 so when "snowmageddon" happens anywhere but the east coast ... it's just called snow.

Posted by: Illiniwek at January 23, 2016 12:25 AM (5Gpe2)


Thing is, most of the heavy snows on the Correct Coast are snowy Nor'easters, that is, they come from the south, not the west. Different snow, too, with a nor-easter snow being heavy and wet, not fluffy and dry. Tomorrow's winds are supposed to be around 50 m.p.h. That with continued snowfall makes for not only blizzard conditions, but white-out conditions (which the #BLM crowd would most definitely approve). Getting a foot of snow in 24 hours or less is bad, no matter how you shovel it.

Posted by: RickZ at January 23, 2016 12:32 AM (Ix+HS)

557 Heh Andrea Tantaros has creamy panties over Trump.

Always act like an asshole. The shit works.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 23, 2016 12:32 AM (4ErVI)

558 I was wondering what to buy for son for his birfday, and Kroger had an ad that gift card purchases this Saturday give you 4x the gas points.
So a nice gift card it is!
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 22, 2016 11:25 PM

TY Jane, I like to take advantage of that Kroger deal on gift cards. Will do.

Posted by: Farmer at January 23, 2016 12:34 AM (o/90i)

559 534 514
Not picking a fight here and since this is a
Smart Military Blog

can you explain what Sherman did wrong?

Posted by: jake at January 23, 2016 12:23 AM (HLUeE)

Militarily? or Ethically?

Two different things entirely.

He was essentially waging war on the civilian population of the South, in a planned raid.

Now, seeing as how the US was FIGHTING so these civilians would still be US citizens, he was, in essence, waging war on civilians who were still US Citizens... as far as the North's Law was concerned.

Many of these people were just caught in the middle... yet got burned out anyway.

Posted by: Don Quixote, formerly BB Wolf, formerly Romeo13... at January 23, 2016 12:34 AM (f7rv6)

560 Evening horde.

10" here now.



*gotta remember to send the plastic surgeon a fruit basket

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 23, 2016 12:34 AM (hlMPp)

561 Ace is still on twitter ripping the gop a new one...

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 23, 2016 12:35 AM (iQIUe)

562 On a lighter note, "Sherman's March" is a great documentary.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 23, 2016 12:35 AM (GdFQh)

563 We (allegedly) won't see a flake of Jonas.

I can't believe you people name your flurries.

Well, more El Nio is coming tonight, got to make sure I have enough supplies to survive a tenth of an inch of rain...

Posted by: t-bird at January 23, 2016 12:35 AM (n22zQ)

564 Heh Andrea Tantaros has creamy panties over Trump.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 23, 2016 12:32 AM (4ErVI)


Does she sell them vacuum sealed in vending machines? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: RickZ at January 23, 2016 12:35 AM (Ix+HS)

565 558 I was wondering what to buy for son for his birfday, and Kroger had an ad that gift card purchases this Saturday give you 4x the gas points.
So a nice gift card it is!
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 22, 2016 11:25 PM

TY Jane, I like to take advantage of that Kroger deal on gift cards. Will do.
Posted by: Farmer at January 23, 2016 12:34 AM (o/90i)

Just had $1.10 off per gallon with the Shell/Giant program.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 23, 2016 12:36 AM (hlMPp)

566 Speaking of chili and being snowed in...one of the best ways to spend a snow day is to make chili and watch Lonesome Dove all day and then, if time permits Open Range.

Fiance and I did that one Saturday.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 23, 2016 12:37 AM (kXoT0)

567
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 23, 2016 12:35 AM (iQIUe)

Good.

*still unclear on smegma breath Rick Wilson and his relation to the HQ

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 23, 2016 12:38 AM (hlMPp)

568 I can't believe you people name your flurries.

Posted by: t-bird at January 23, 2016 12:35 AM (n22zQ)


Nah, the people don't name 'em. That's the weather folks trying to sound impo'tent.

Posted by: RickZ at January 23, 2016 12:38 AM (Ix+HS)

569 I wouldn't say the South never waged war on civilians. I would say they refrained in the East a great deal from causing civilians hardship. Then again Lee's goal wasn't to win but to convince the North that they couldn't win. If he did a lot of plundering he would have raised more ire and made that difficult.

The West was another story though. There was plenty of raping and killing goin on in Kansas for instance.

Posted by: bestie21 at January 23, 2016 12:39 AM (HUeC4)

570 M.Hammer.

From what I've read Sherman did not kill the civilians, just fucked their shit up.

My understanding is that the CSA would have sent their sons to fight up north forever and when Sherman came rolling through it made the face of war way more real than letters home from the front.

I could be wrong but that is the way, I see it.

I'm always up for some Smart Military Bloggin...



Posted by: jake at January 23, 2016 12:39 AM (HLUeE)

571 536 I used to like My Three Sons when I was a kid. A wise and rational man gently teaching his boys how to behave properly and become men.

I don't even want to think about how a reboot of that would go.
Posted by: rickl at January 23, 2016 12:24 AM (sdi6R)


But let me try anyway.

One son would be gay, another would be a druggie, and the third would be mixed-race due to a one-night stand years ago.

The father would be an ineffectual doofus, as all white men are portrayed nowadays, and all the kids would be wisecracking smartasses who are too cool for school.

Posted by: rickl at January 23, 2016 12:39 AM (sdi6R)

572 #567 Wilson is a "friend of the blog" and occasionally does podcasts. I have never listened to the podcasts, so I do not know how he comes across.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 23, 2016 12:39 AM (kXoT0)

573 562 On a lighter note, "Sherman's March" is a great documentary.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 23, 2016 12:35 AM (GdFQh)

==============
Is that the one where the guy is retracing Sherman's March and looking up old girlfriends?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 23, 2016 12:40 AM (iQIUe)

574 561 Ace is still on twitter ripping the gop a new one...

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 23, 2016 12:35 AM (iQIUe)

Wow he is. And still bitter about Rubio. A garbage lover scorned and all that...

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 23, 2016 12:40 AM (4ErVI)

575
[kettle drums: BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!] STORM WATCH 2016!!!!! [BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!]

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 23, 2016 12:41 AM (iQIUe)

576 Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 23, 2016 12:41 AM (iQIUe)


Meh it snowed here on Tuesday. I walked around today and it wasn't bad.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 23, 2016 12:42 AM (4ErVI)

577 Deliberately engaged against civilians, which the South never did. Today we would call it 'terror'.


Posted by: Mike Hammer, loading up Griswold & Gunnison in a Civil manner at January 23, 2016 12:31 AM (RrDm2)


Because we're pussies and idiots today. Attacking the enemy's "civilians" is part of war. That's why countries used to think twice before starting wars with nations that could crush them in a minute. Nowadays, no one is scared to start a war with us. In fact, the world sport has become starting wars against America. We're dumb enough to rebuild places before we even bomb them to shit - skipping the most important part of the whole process, there ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 23, 2016 12:43 AM (zc3Db)

578 Ace is still on twitter ripping the gop a new one...

Like a monkey on crack, that one. Is he actually talking to anyone or do you just spew forth on Twitter and await reaction?

Posted by: t-bird at January 23, 2016 12:44 AM (n22zQ)

579 Posted by: jake at January 23, 2016 12:39 AM (HLUeE)

Nope... he just stole all their stuff, and left them to starve... while burning everything of any value...

Posted by: Don Quixote, formerly BB Wolf, formerly Romeo13... at January 23, 2016 12:44 AM (f7rv6)

580 Time for the old folk. Somehow I got missed for chores this weekend, so will disappear a while.


Remember, y'all,we are Americans, so the head is held HIGH. Especially now.

Goodnite, good people. Stay safe.

Posted by: irongrampa at January 23, 2016 12:45 AM (jeCnD)

581 Rubio left ace garbage dicked and shattered.

Posted by: eleven at January 23, 2016 12:45 AM (qUNWi)

582 Nowadays, no one is scared to start a war with us.

On the plus side, if a bass boat made it far enough up the Potomac...

Posted by: t-bird at January 23, 2016 12:45 AM (n22zQ)

583 I read at Twitter that the below is a direct quote from Wolf Blitzer on CNN, describing Snowmageddon:

"OMG WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!! YOU'LL NEVER SEE YOUR LOVED ONES AGAIN!!!! WE SHOULD HAVE LISTENED TO YOU AL GORE WE'RE SO SO SORRY!!! OH THE HUMANITY!! PEOPLE BEING FROZEN SOLID LEFT AND RIGHT!!!! JESUS TAKE ME NOW!!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 23, 2016 12:46 AM (ntObR)

584 534
514

Not picking a fight here and since this is a

Smart Military Blog



can you explain what Sherman did wrong?

Posted by: jake at January 23, 2016 12:23 AM (HLUeE)


I think he over-focused on short-term results that went sideways in the long game. He over-focused on terrorizing his way towards rapid Southern surrender without having a plan to reintegrate his errant countrymen after the war -- and, as a result, said reintegration was more painful than it had to be.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 23, 2016 12:46 AM (EzgxV)

585 Later, folks, going to go do something else for a bit.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 23, 2016 12:47 AM (kXoT0)

586 Remember, y'all,we are Americans, so the head is held HIGH. Especially now.
Goodnite, good people. Stay safe.
Posted by: irongrampa at January 23, 2016 12:45 AM

Be well irongrampa and you all.

Work beckons tomorrow.

Posted by: Farmer at January 23, 2016 12:48 AM (o/90i)

587 Seriously Andrea Tantaros, Laura Ingraham, Ann Coulter, and Monica Crowley all in on Trump. I've been looking through Twitter and they're all in on him.

Alpha males. The shit works. Don't listen to what they say, watch what they do.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 23, 2016 12:48 AM (4ErVI)

588 My sister had to have three of her wisdom teeth removed due to infection. Couldn't remove the fourth (which so far is uninfected) because that would have required a specialist.

They couldn't put her under for this because it turns out it would be dangerous due to her "innocent heart murmur" being not so innocent. How bad her heart is will be revealed by the battery of tests she's going to have to undergo.

2016 has been a shit sandwich year so far...

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 23, 2016 12:48 AM (vBeA5)

589 cthulhu, so they had nation building problems way back when.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 23, 2016 12:49 AM (voOPb)

590 Hat, that's too bad.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 23, 2016 12:49 AM (ntObR)

591 I read at Twitter that the below is a direct quote from Wolf Blitzer on CNN, describing Snowmageddon:

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 23, 2016 12:46 AM (ntObR)


So Wolf Blitzed is Goat Herder Smith with a beard?

Posted by: RickZ at January 23, 2016 12:50 AM (Ix+HS)

592 We've never occupied a country without attacking the civilians. We just do it with airplanes now so it doesn't make the people back home squeamish. During the occupation of Germany our soldiers threw people out of their homes and garrisoned them.

IMHO the bomber campaigns in Germany and Japan did lead to an easy occupation. The people of Germany kept their moral right up until the ground troops came but I believe the final occupation was a relief for a lot of people in Western Germany after all the carnage.

I think that is why Powel didn't want to invade Iraq after the first Gulf war. We didn't have the will or the mandate to wage total war. In the second war we tried occupying after precision bombing but the will of the people hadn't been broken yet. So we wound up with a rough occupation.

Posted by: bestie21 at January 23, 2016 12:51 AM (HUeC4)

593 The only way we were able to reliably force a Southern victory when wargaming the Civil War was to strike early into Pittsburgh, up from Harper's Ferry. Even then you had to have a time limit for the North to win. Fighting in the northern Appalachians versus the Shenandoah was a time waster for the South.

Posted by: Jean at January 23, 2016 12:51 AM (cXiMR)

594 570

I'm always up for some Smart Military Bloggin...









Posted by: jake at January 23, 2016 12:39 AM (HLUeE)

So, seems like you are locked and loaded.Tell us about Sherman so us rednecks can be edumacated, No kin. We understand.

Posted by: Dickie Betts fan at January 23, 2016 12:52 AM (aUQgu)

595 Later, folks, going to go do something else for a bit.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at January 23, 2016 12:47 AM (kXoT0)

******
Is there another blog that desperately needs the margins unapoletically blown out for phone users that you need to attend to?

Posted by: Tim in GA at January 23, 2016 12:52 AM (Bi1Tt)

596 RickZ, LOL.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 23, 2016 12:52 AM (ntObR)

597 Geebus it looks like Ace has been going on a rant for 4 hours.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 23, 2016 12:53 AM (4ErVI)

598 The side that lost the war is always pissed.

If you are the side that won the war you want to win it so much that the other side does not want a rematch.

See WW1 and WW2

Germany was all over making up for WW1 until they really, really lost WW2

Posted by: jake at January 23, 2016 12:53 AM (HLUeE)

599 The side that lost the war is always pissed.

If you are the side that won the war you want to win it so much that the other side does not want a rematch.

See WW1 and WW2

Germany was all over making up for WW1 until they really, really lost WW2

Posted by: jake
****

We may have kicked their ass a little too hard. Now they won't even fight for their own survival.

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at January 23, 2016 12:54 AM (hVdx9)

600 Both the CSA and the Axis powers had the capability to wage guerilla war, In Germany for sure their were Nazi plans for just that. The people had just had enough. In the case of the CSA had the opportunity to send his men off into guerilla war but he'd had enough and they had enough too.

Posted by: bestie21 at January 23, 2016 12:54 AM (HUeC4)

601 Hat, prayers for you and your sister.

Posted by: Infidel at January 23, 2016 12:55 AM (lSrbo)

602 Northernlurker, she could be the first woman in history to write her name in the snow with her urine

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 23, 2016 12:55 AM (voOPb)

603 We may have kicked their ass a little too hard

....

I can see that.

Posted by: jake at January 23, 2016 12:56 AM (HLUeE)

604 jake, it actually helped quite a bit that Stalin scissored Germany in half post-WW2, and we put tons of permanent military installations in West Germany (saying of course "oh no this isn't about you, we want to keep our eye on the Soviets.")

Germany was literally smashed into the earth post-WW2, from what I've seen/read.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 23, 2016 12:57 AM (ntObR)

605 There was a time in my misspent youth when I bought Paisano by the 4 - 1 gallon glass jug case. Don't recall what I paid for it, but probably ~$20.00
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 22, 2016 11:35 PM

I've always respected you. You have a great sense of humor and seem to make some good choices/observations when you post.

Be well.

Posted by: Farmer at January 23, 2016 12:58 AM (o/90i)

606 We make fun of the French but their civilians bore the brunt of WWI. They haven't wanted to fight much since then either.

England pretty much let the empire go after WWII as well. After rationing and bombing they seemed to say "fuck this world power shit".

It's funny how Russia seems the exception to the rule there. I wonder how much their people really wanted to fight WWIII.

We are the country that outside of what we did to ourselves have never really fealt the brunt of total war.

Posted by: bestie21 at January 23, 2016 12:58 AM (HUeC4)

607 Both the CSA and the Axis powers had the capability to wage guerilla war, In Germany for sure their were Nazi plans for just that.

Posted by: bestie21 at January 23, 2016 12:54 AM (HUeC4)

The Germans, after WWII, did have guerilla warfare, waged by a group called The Werewolves. Many were shot on sight.

The problem with modern war as currently being waged is that we make war too nice. Hence, GITMO.

Posted by: RickZ at January 23, 2016 12:58 AM (Ix+HS)

608 Both the CSA and the Axis powers had the capability to wage guerilla war, In Germany for sure their were Nazi plans for just that. The people had just had enough. In the case of the CSA had the opportunity to send his men off into guerilla war but he'd had enough and they had enough too.

Posted by: bestie21
****

The South did engage in guerilla warfare against Union forces. In fact it was so effective it is blamed for the scorched earth attacks on the civilians by the Union.

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at January 23, 2016 12:59 AM (hVdx9)

609 I understand one the Red Army hit the German borders they got 'rape privileges' which apparently they did not have up till that point

then there was the Rape of Nanking


and the Japanese sure seem to have raped their way through Korea

Posted by: jake at January 23, 2016 12:59 AM (HLUeE)

610 I've read how the French were just so, so hungry for German blood post-WW1, they were practically psychotic about it. *Nothing* was too cruel to do to Germany, as far as they cared. Nothing.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 23, 2016 01:00 AM (ntObR)

611 bestie21

But it's coming via muzzies with obamas blessing

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 23, 2016 01:00 AM (voOPb)

612 587 Andrea Tantaros, Laura Ingraham, Ann Coulter, and Monica Crowley

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 23, 2016 12:48 AM (4ErVI)


I can envision a fivesome.

Gonna need more Viagra.

Posted by: rickl at January 23, 2016 01:00 AM (sdi6R)

613 Yeah that worries me too

Posted by: bestie21 at January 23, 2016 01:01 AM (HUeC4)

614 Andrea Tantaros, Laura Ingraham, Ann Coulter, and Monica Crowley

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 23, 2016 12:48 AM (4ErVI)

I can envision a fivesome.

Gonna need more Viagra.

Posted by: rickl
****

Coulter is so skinny I will have to call it a 4.5 way.

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at January 23, 2016 01:02 AM (hVdx9)

615 England pretty much let the empire go after WWII as well. After rationing and bombing they seemed to say "fuck this world power shit".
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They had no resources left.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, loading up Griswold & Gunnison in a Civil manner at January 23, 2016 01:02 AM (RrDm2)

616 I've read to this day, England, France and Germany are basically a mean girls club.

They'll talk nice and share and stuff, but as soon as Germany leaves the room, England and France are gossiping to each other: "Nazi bitch."

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 23, 2016 01:03 AM (ntObR)

617 I can envision a fivesome.

Gonna need more Viagra.

Posted by: rickl at January 23, 2016 01:00 AM (sdi6R)


And a bigger bed. Is that the alternative meaning for 'going to the mattresses'?

Posted by: RickZ at January 23, 2016 01:03 AM (Ix+HS)

618 Something tells me you'd have a fight on your hands with Coulter about who's on top.

Posted by: eleven at January 23, 2016 01:04 AM (qUNWi)

619 603 I see that

Posted by: jake at January 23, 2016 12:56 AM (HLUeE)

You see nothing


Posted by: Dickie Betts fan at January 23, 2016 01:04 AM (aUQgu)

620 Good nite morons

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 23, 2016 01:04 AM (voOPb)

621 589
cthulhu, so they had nation building problems way back when.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 23, 2016 12:49 AM (voOPb)


I think @559 and I are basically saying the same thing. If you're blowing up infrastructure -- today would be power plants, water plants, pipelines....was railroads and cities back then -- then you should try to disable it for the duration of the war + about six months. When people are your citizens, again, you're going to need stuff. Sherman's wanton destruction disabled stuff that, in some cases, didn't get rebuilt for 50+ years -- which left the South as second-class citizens deprived of economic opportunities and smooth reintegration into the Union.

And, I should be clear, I'm not referring to that bullshit "proportionate response" nonsense the UN likes to barf up. Sherman was absolutely correct to disable the railroads 100% in a way the South could not fix.....but he should have been thinking of the period after the war and limited the main part of his damages to things that the North COULD fix in short order once hostilities ceased.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 23, 2016 01:04 AM (EzgxV)

622 Aussie puppies in the snow....I don't think I could like anything more than my Aussie liking the snow.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 23, 2016 01:04 AM (zHKuc)

623 cthulhu -- http://www.wired.com/2016/01/darkest-dungeon-review/

Posted by: Jean at January 23, 2016 01:05 AM (cXiMR)

624 The fun times going on in Europe with the fun new countrymen...

Does anyone not see it coming here?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 23, 2016 01:05 AM (hlMPp)

625 Read Max Hasting's Armageddon. There is another older book called "The Last 100 Days" by John Toland. The Russians went on a rape fest. One story that sticks in my mind was them finding German girls named to barn doors in East Prussia after the Russians raped them.

The Japanese were even worse. One old guy on the History channel was talking very matter of factly about his unit killing a family of Chinese, gang raping the daughter, bayonetting her, dosing her in gas and then lighting her on fire. He took part. Hasting's other book Retribution covers the Japanese.

Posted by: bestie21 at January 23, 2016 01:06 AM (HUeC4)

626 Home and about to give it up as soon as I can get the dog to quit barking and come inside.

Comedy remakes?

Amos & Andy, or Sanford and Son, with all-white casts?

Because, diversity!

Posted by: mindful webworker - that's not funny! at January 23, 2016 01:07 AM (dkrmM)

627 Posted by: Farmer at January 22, 2016 11:32 PM (o/90i)

Hoo wee. A brother connoiseur. Let's toast
Posted by: Dickie Betts fan at January 22, 2016 11:38 PM

*clinks*

Posted by: Farmer at January 23, 2016 01:07 AM (o/90i)

628 Wow, I feel I walked in on the wrong conversation...I was having a pretty good night until now.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 23, 2016 01:07 AM (zHKuc)

629 You don't have to be a weatherman to tell which way the vwind is blowin'.

Posted by: Bill Ayers at January 23, 2016 01:08 AM (jIjKK)

630 .but he should have been thinking of the period after the war and limited the main part of his damages to things that the North COULD fix in short order once hostilities ceased.


.....

did Generals thing that way back in 1865?

or was Sherman trying to teach a lesson?

I thought the south had crappy infrastructure in the 1860's compared to the north

There is a VDH book that covers Sherman, I'm sure the northern soldiers wrote home about how poor the infrastructure/manufacturing was compared to what they were used to.

Posted by: jake at January 23, 2016 01:09 AM (HLUeE)

631 To both of my grandmothers (born somewhere in the 1890s), William Tecumseh Sherman was a cuss word, and the name not to be spoken in their presence. My paternal grandmother once said she'd dig up Lincoln and desecrate his bones.

That is dying out, time and all, but it still runs through many bloodlines.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 23, 2016 01:09 AM (dvuhZ)

632 The Western occupational forced were no where near as bad but there were things that happened. Aside from prisoners needed for interrogation few German's captured in combat made it to the rear. It was too much of a hassle so they'd be shot. The SS were always shot. There were rapes there too but nothing like the scale of the East.

Posted by: bestie21 at January 23, 2016 01:09 AM (HUeC4)

633 I for one welcome the glaciation of the Beltway.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 23, 2016 01:10 AM (zHKuc)

634 Germany was literally smashed into the earth post-WW2, from what I've seen/read.
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IIRC, it wasn't until 1980 that West Germany declared that they had completely rebuilt from the war. East Germany, on the other hand, took quite a bit longer.

Posted by: Old Blue at January 23, 2016 01:11 AM (9iR5/)

635 623
cthulhu -- http://www.wired.com/2016/01/darkest-dungeon-review/


Posted by: Jean at January 23, 2016 01:05 AM (cXiMR)


Heh.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 23, 2016 01:12 AM (EzgxV)

636 Grant tried to be benevolent to Lee. He let the men keep their horses for instance since they'd need them for farm work. Lincoln planned a gentler reconstruction as well. The people that had never left DC wanted blood though. Once Lincoln was dead the whole situation changed.

Posted by: bestie21 at January 23, 2016 01:12 AM (HUeC4)

637 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 23, 2016 01:12 AM (YJmuy)

638 Alright Insomniac, I fixed the tinyurl violator.

Posted by: CDR M at January 23, 2016 01:13 AM (SCx0h)

639 610 I've read how the French were just so, so hungry for German blood post-WW1, they were practically psychotic about it. *Nothing* was too cruel to do to Germany, as far as they cared. Nothing.
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 23, 2016 01:00 AM (ntObR)

What "psychotic" things did they do, besides insist on a harsh treaty? Yeah the French were pissed. They lost a million men in that war, But I've never heard or read that the frogs were running around torturing or murdering Germans post-WWI.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at January 23, 2016 01:13 AM (P8951)

640 When Stalingrad fell the Red Army captured 100,000 Germans.

5,000 of those came home after the war.

The Russians starved/froze 95k

Posted by: jake at January 23, 2016 01:14 AM (HLUeE)

641 Amos & Andy, or Sanford and Son, with all-white casts?

Because, diversity!


Sanford and Son is the black version of a white, English comedy about a junk / antiques dealer...

Posted by: Adriane the TV Critic ... at January 23, 2016 01:14 AM (AoK0a)

642 bestie21, oh yeah.

I've read that once Lincoln got assassinated, it wiped out some of the last vestiges of empathy most Northerners ever had for the South and their response was more or less "fuck 'em, they can reconstruct themselves."

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 23, 2016 01:15 AM (ntObR)

643 Alright Insomniac, I fixed the tinyurl violator.
Posted by: CDR M at January 23, 2016 01:13 AM (SCx0h)

***

Thank you.

Posted by: Tim in GA at January 23, 2016 01:16 AM (tz46A)

644
bestie, Iraq was a bit different than your capsule explanation but it's Friday, it's the ONT, and you're not wrong about your general analysis of warfare, so I'll just skip on by that.

Interestingly, at one point in the early occupation of Germany, the US had to borrow the British forces' hangman (executioner) to carry out capital punishment sentences, the demand was so great (mostly rape cases). Yet - US/western Allied forces' behavior in occupied Germany - and in the final combat there - can only be considered exemplary as far as attempting to minimize harm to non-combatants.

I didn't even bother to see it, but I confidently assume that the move "Monument Men" managed to completely miss the real point of that historical chapter. That the US, engaged in the first and greatest "total war" of the mature industrial age, against (in Europe) an opponent as amoral and ruthless as modern history contains, went to considerable effort to protect the rich cultural legacy of the countries it was liberating.

An astonishing moral achievement that is simply lost on most, as they are unthinking and completely historically illiterate.

Putting Kyoto off-limits to bombing was a similar thing in the Pacific theater. Of course the juxtaposition of leaving Kyoto untouched, and "saving" a small list of cities for maximum shock and impact from an atomic bombing, that perfectly illustrates the unique US mixture of intelligent ruthlessness and civilized restraint in WWII.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 23, 2016 01:16 AM (QDnY+)

645 BTW my home town is Galena, IL. Grant lived there just prior to the war. He'd been out west with the army and drank himself out of that. He came home and failed in Ohio too so he moved to Galena to work in his dad's leather business. Then the war happened. 6 generals and 1 colonel on his staff were from Galena too. We have the Appomattox painting that's in the history books hanging in a museum. Jo Daviess County has been staunch Republicans ever since.

Posted by: bestie21 at January 23, 2016 01:16 AM (HUeC4)

646 Sanford and Son is the black version of a white, English comedy about a junk / antiques dealer...




Posted by: Adriane the TV Critic ... at January 23, 2016 01:14 AM


Steptoe and Son was a great show.

Posted by: otho at January 23, 2016 01:16 AM (EWg9n)

647 Gnite all, it's been fun here tonight but work beckons tomorrow.

If your late to the ONT tonight search pot roast. Some delicious recipes abound.

Posted by: Farmer at January 23, 2016 01:17 AM (o/90i)

648 Donna, just that no matter what was proposed in the surrender treaty, the French wanted even harsher sanctions.

But yeah, they weren't using Germans themselves as punching bags. Not that I know of, anyway. Although I'm sure they fantasized about it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 23, 2016 01:17 AM (ntObR)

649 630
.but he should have been thinking of the period after the war and
limited the main part of his damages to things that the North COULD fix
in short order once hostilities ceased.





.....



did Generals thing that way back in 1865?



or was Sherman trying to teach a lesson?



I thought the south had crappy infrastructure in the 1860's compared to the north



There is a VDH book that covers Sherman, I'm sure the northern
soldiers wrote home about how poor the infrastructure/manufacturing was
compared to what they were used to.

Posted by: jake at January 23, 2016 01:09 AM (HLUeE)


In general, they did not -- but they faced a new type of conflict.....that of attempting to retain a region as their countrymen. If they were honest with themselves about that goal, they should have.....and if they were dishonest on that point, they were fighting for a despicable form of economic slavery as loathsome as the chattel slavery they claimed to abhor.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 23, 2016 01:17 AM (EzgxV)

650 I know I'm oversimplifying.

Posted by: bestie21 at January 23, 2016 01:18 AM (HUeC4)

651 There was an old WWII generation guy around, "Red", who fought in Okinawa. I think I mentioned him in some rambling here a while ago. Any rate, he was a character, and I learned a lot of "real world" stuff from him. Not educated, but wiser than just about any.

He told about his war experience like it was, in tales that would curdle your blood. And some of things he and his fellow soldiers did would be called war crimes today. I don't know for sure it was all true, just know it came from him.

They experimented with making shrunken heads out of Japanese enemy, for instance. Well, I don't think he ever said he did it himself, just was with some who were doing it. He said he smelled something "cooking" that smelled good, then puked his guts out when he found out what was cooking in the pot.

He said he wished that was the most horrible thing he ever saw. But it wasn't.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 23, 2016 01:18 AM (dvuhZ)

652 What "psychotic" things did they do, besides insist on a harsh treaty?
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Even the economist Keynes was aghast at the Treaty of Versailles. He reckoned that by keeping the Germans in poverty via reparations would spark another war. There was a US Senator, I don't remember his name, that also said the same thing. He said that there would be war within twenty years.

Posted by: Old Blue at January 23, 2016 01:18 AM (9iR5/)

653 And actually, I'm not sure, from the accounts I've read, that the French after WWI were pissed as much as they were beaten down and exhausted by their huge losses. I think they permanently lost all heart as a nation in WWI. That influenced how they behaved in 1940.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at January 23, 2016 01:19 AM (P8951)

654 Steptoe and Son was a great show.
Posted by: otho


Thanks, otho ...

I know Norman Lear borrowed hisself some ideas for most if his shows. Just not the source material.

Posted by: Adriane the TV Critic ... at January 23, 2016 01:19 AM (AoK0a)

655 There were rapes there too but nothing like the scale of the East.

Posted by: bestie21 at January 23, 2016 01:09 AM (HUeC4)


Rape was not a US military policy as it was with the Red Army. US soldiers caught raping were court martialed. In the Red Army, medals were given. Totally different mindset. Plus, quite a few US soldiers had family in Germany (as well as in Italy). The Russians, not so much.

Posted by: RickZ at January 23, 2016 01:19 AM (Ix+HS)

656 The US Civil war was kinda a new thing.

They had trench type warfare up in Virginia that was not 'solved' until combined arms(infantry, air, armor) figured it out in WW1

Posted by: jake at January 23, 2016 01:21 AM (HLUeE)

657 Wolf Blitzer... dumber than the SNL Jeopardy version of me.

And that loser would never manage to bang Trebek's mother.

Posted by: Sean Connery at January 23, 2016 01:22 AM (H9MG5)

658 They had trench type warfare up in Virginia that was not 'solved'
until combined arms(infantry, air, armor) figured it out in WW1
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And it took almost four years of combat and millions of dead before they finally got a handle on it.

Posted by: Old Blue at January 23, 2016 01:23 AM (9iR5/)

659 Adriane the TV Critic: Sanford and Son is the black version of a white, English comedy about a junk / antiques dealer...

I had forgotten that.

And the funny thing is, of course, Amos & Andy on radio was an all white cast.

Posted by: mindful webworker - that's too funny! at January 23, 2016 01:24 AM (dkrmM)

660
qdpsteve, per Donna's response, there was a general vindictiveness towards Germany after WWI (quite reasonably, even if it was not the "smart move"), as embodied in the Versailles terms.

But there wasn't general mayhem visited on Germans or Germany. The Rhineland was occupied. Part of Goebbels' extreme nationalism came from his experience as a young man in the occupied Rhineland.

The actual and perceived punitive measures against Germany, and the humiliation of it all, were indeed key ingredients in the toxic mix that the Nazis succeeded in exploiting to gain power.

UTube has the audio - amazing stuff - of the Reichstag proceedings when considering the Enabling Act, the effective last step in converting Germany into a dictatorship. Hitler's response to the last Social Democrat leader is interesting. And while you expect the Nazi members to raucously support their leader, if you know the German political scene of the time, Hitler's responses about the SocDems' performance on precisely the issues of Allied punitive measures and humiliation clearly reflect what were widespread sentiments.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 23, 2016 01:25 AM (QDnY+)

661 Good Evening Horde. Whiskey coke

Posted by: zeera at January 23, 2016 01:26 AM (/nRA7)

662 Posted by: rhomboid at January 23, 2016 01:16 AM (QDnY+)

I think understanding of the Russian mentality has to include the fact that the German's waged a horrific genocidal war on them. This was their payback. Though interestingly here too Hasting asserts it wasn't usually front line troops that raped Germany. It was often as not the following hordes. In WWII most armies fought on the cutting edge with well trained troops -- like the US 101st and 82nd airborne and 1st Infantry -- and then filled in the gaps with other divisions.

In the West the German's weren't as vicious to civilians directly.

Posted by: bestie21 at January 23, 2016 01:26 AM (HUeC4)

663 Maybe this pope isn't so bad after all. http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/21/world/pope-francis-women-ritual/index.html

Posted by: Quentin Tarantino at January 23, 2016 01:27 AM (jIjKK)

664 He told about his war experience like it was, in tales that would curdle your blood. And some of things he and his fellow soldiers did would be called war crimes today. I don't know for sure it was all true, just know it came from him.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 23, 2016 01:18 AM (dvuhZ)


The whole point of the idiotic and ridiculous 4th Geneva Conventions was to declare every winning tactic we had just used in the most successful war ever to be a "war crime".

The only real "war crime" is losing.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 23, 2016 01:28 AM (zc3Db)

665 And it took almost four years of combat and millions of dead before they finally got a handle on it.

Posted by: Old Blue at January 23, 2016 01:23 AM (9iR5/)


It was the mindset of taking and holding land, not defeating the enemy's army. It took the US entering the war to change that. Because we didn't give two fucks about the land, only killing Germans.

Posted by: RickZ at January 23, 2016 01:28 AM (Ix+HS)

666 And who gets the debil post?

Posted by: zeera at January 23, 2016 01:28 AM (/nRA7)

667 I can't escape the feeling that we're inevitably going to have a worldwide conflagration on the scale of WWII.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 23, 2016 01:29 AM (EzgxV)

668 In the West the German's weren't as vicious to civilians directly.
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Yeah, about that. Look up Oradour-sur-Glane as to how the Waffen-SS treated civilians in the West.

Posted by: Old Blue at January 23, 2016 01:29 AM (9iR5/)

669 Just out of curiosity,

has any US military member been convicted of raping an Iraqi from 2003 to 2011?




Posted by: jake at January 23, 2016 01:29 AM (HLUeE)

670 LOL. Why I do.

Posted by: zeera at January 23, 2016 01:30 AM (/nRA7)

671 On a lighter note, "Sherman's March" is a great documentary.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 23, 2016 12:35 AM (GdFQh)

==============
Is that the one where the guy is retracing Sherman's March and looking up old girlfriends?
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 23, 2016 12:40 AM (iQIUe)



Indeed, it is. Funny in a really dry way.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 23, 2016 01:30 AM (GdFQh)

672 has any US military member been convicted of raping an Iraqi from 2003 to 2011?

Posted by: jake at January 23, 2016 01:29 AM (HLUeE)


There were lots jailed for making Iraqis wear underwear on their heads.

THE HORROR!!!!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 23, 2016 01:30 AM (zc3Db)

673 664
The only real "war crime" is losing.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 23, 2016 01:28 AM (zc3Db)


665
Because
we didn't give two fucks about the land, only killing Germans.

Posted by: RickZ at January 23, 2016 01:28 AM (Ix+HS)


Reality is calling on the white courtesy phone.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 23, 2016 01:31 AM (EzgxV)

674 rhomboid, hmmm. Will check that out, thanks.

And believe you me, I can understand a lot of the anger about Germany, even to this present day. I personally would still like to give some of the bullies I dealt with 30 years ago, brain surgery with a baseball bat.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 23, 2016 01:31 AM (ntObR)

675 I saw 13 Hours today and was filled with fresh hate for Hill and Obama.

On a happier note, I made delicious Lamb Curry in the slow cooker today and I'm in a cooking mood, so I'm planning on making Thai Red Curry Beef tomorrow and Sauerbraten on Sunday and I'll be set for dinners for a while. (All recipes are from Cooking Light - I've had good luck with their dishes, which are healthier but don't taste like diet food.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at January 23, 2016 01:32 AM (P8951)

676 I think understanding of the Russian mentality has to include the fact that the German's waged a horrific genocidal war on them. This was their payback.

The problem with that argument is their raping was by no means limited to Germans. I'm sure that exacerbated it, but my understanding is they didn't just switch to rape mode when they reached German cities.

Posted by: AD at January 23, 2016 01:32 AM (WnFud)

677 I've read that once Lincoln got assassinated, it wiped out some of the last vestiges of empathy most Northerners ever had for the South and their response was more or less "fuck 'em, they can reconstruct themselves."
Posted by: qdpsteve
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It was much worse than that. Martial law was imposed, resources stripped, and crony Northern carpetbaggers placed in political control. There was rampant embezzlement of what remaining public coffers that there were, seizure of properties, and general lawlessness.

It was all of *those* things that led to the formation of the KKK (whatever it may have devolved into later), NOT some lust to punish black people.

Imagine, if you will, a rapacious Michelle Obama being given full and arbitrary authority, enforced with arms, over your town. And by 'full', I mean 'complete', without any obligation or accountability to *anyone*.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, loading up Griswold & Gunnison in a Civil manner at January 23, 2016 01:32 AM (RrDm2)

678 I can't escape the feeling that we're inevitably going to have a worldwide conflagration on the scale of WWII.

.....
yup,

Europe is headed for something.
the milliions of moslems, raping, groping, stealing, not working-living on welfare, pooping in showers will end badly.

Especially if another 3-4 million show up

Posted by: jake at January 23, 2016 01:33 AM (HLUeE)

679 RickZ, had the WWI Germans stuck strictly, and I mean strictly, to the Schleiffen plan, the Germans could have taken Paris in a couple of months. I think the biggest issue was logistics. They couldn't keep the supplies for that kind of warfare moving up fast enough to ensure victory.
The attack at Verdun at the same time by IIRC a relative of the Kaiser took resources away from the main thrust. The relative wanted glory and fame.

Posted by: Old Blue at January 23, 2016 01:34 AM (9iR5/)

680 I waited until the last minute, and there's not a single snow shovel or bag of rock salt at any hardware store on all of Oahu.

I hope the big winter storm misses this island, or I'm screwed.

Posted by: Gruntled Grinch at January 23, 2016 01:35 AM (4Boke)

681
bestie, didn't mean to imply any similarity of behavior by western Allied and Soviet troops in Germany. The occurrence of criminal behavior, given the size of the forces and the situation (for the western Allies) was probably not that great.

Funny, I put down a book last year for precisely this reason. The "last straw" was the author's idiotic comparison of western Allied and Soviet treatment of non-combatants in their respective areas of operations. It is one of the two books considered to be the best about the chaos and mayhem of Europe in the years immediately following the war. I figure the author had revealed his intellectual limits and that all of his synthesis and selection was now suspect.

Interesting variations in the experience with the Soviets. Rape and pillage were in fact fairly systematic, but individual officers and units would vary greatly in their behavior. This is documented in the first-hand accounts of Germans (and Hungarians, and others) who were in the path of the Soviet onslaught.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 23, 2016 01:36 AM (QDnY+)

682 Mike, yikes. Thanks for filling me in.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 23, 2016 01:36 AM (ntObR)

683 In the West the German's weren't as vicious to civilians directly.

Posted by: bestie21 at January 23, 2016 01:26 AM (HUeC4)


I disagree. The Wehrmacht, possibly. The SS, definitely not. Read up on the SS atrocities as their troops were heading towards Normandy. The Germans were fighting against the French Resistance, who used hit and run tactics. The SS mindset was to kill 100 Frenchmen for every German soldier killed. Short term it works, as long as one is winning. In the long term, not so much, especially as the fortunes of war changed.

Posted by: RickZ at January 23, 2016 01:37 AM (Ix+HS)

684 Rhomboid, what book are you talking about?

Posted by: Old Blue at January 23, 2016 01:37 AM (9iR5/)

685 I can't escape the feeling that we're inevitably going to have a worldwide conflagration on the scale of WWII.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 23, 2016 01:29 AM (EzgxV)


With the advances in weaponry able to be used, by both countries and small units, it will be far worse. Add in biological warfare, and it will be brutal.

Posted by: RickZ at January 23, 2016 01:39 AM (Ix+HS)

686 IIRC, there were actually three different iterations of the KKK. The first one was, as above, a reaction to the Northern occupation and the abuses. It became sort of a paramilitary wing of the Southern Democrats.

It was responsible for defeating the Republican control and the exodus of blacks from the South, who were a sizable, in some cases majority of the population.

The second iteration came in the 1910s and '20s. This was the one that came up with the cross burning. It was anti-Catholic and anti-Jew more than it was anti-black, although they hated them as much as any.

The third one, the one that still exists now, is basically just a bunch of blithering idiots that came about in response to the civil rights movement.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 23, 2016 01:40 AM (dvuhZ)

687 #44 My doctor can take my pulse from across the room.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at January 23, 2016 01:41 AM (Kucy5)

688 Just read the MacGyver moments article.

The ball point pen tracheotomy? I remember Father Mulcahey doing that on MASH. I'd heard it wasn't realistic...

Gonna fade now, brothers and sisters and confused others. Sweet dreams and happy wakings.

Posted by: mindful webworker - th- th- th- that's all, folks! at January 23, 2016 01:42 AM (dkrmM)

689 The attack at Verdun at the same time by IIRC a relative of the Kaiser took resources away from the main thrust. The relative wanted glory and fame.

Posted by: Old Blue at January 23, 2016 01:34 AM (9iR5/)


Crown Prince Rupprecht.

Posted by: RickZ at January 23, 2016 01:43 AM (Ix+HS)

690 With the advances in weaponry able to be used, by both countries and small units, it will be far worse. Add in biological warfare, and it will be brutal.

..............
as long as the war is contained in moslem countries.

If it breaks out into Europe or unimaginably here, look the fuck out

Posted by: jake at January 23, 2016 01:44 AM (HLUeE)

691 a rapacious Michelle Obama being given full and arbitrary authority, enforced with arms, over your town. And by 'full'

Let me at her. I will go down for the cause If I can get her.

On a lighter note, I started tomorrow night's dinner of Prime Rib, twice baked potatoes, salad with blue cheese dressing, yorkshire pudding, and lemon angelfood cake this evening.

Posted by: Infidel at January 23, 2016 01:44 AM (lSrbo)

692 The Germans committed atrocities in the West, but I really don't see how you can argue it was similar. Ignoring for a second how much of the East consisted of the former Pale of Settlement and what happened to the Jews there, the Germans regarded the slavs as subhuman, engaged in their own raping and killing at a level not seen in France, the Netherlands, etc., and undertook a systematic effort to kill any Pole of any prominence.

Posted by: AD at January 23, 2016 01:45 AM (WnFud)

693 Sherman treated Southern civilians with kid gloves compared to how we treated German and Japanese civilians in WWII.

I'm sure that if he had B-17s, B-29s, and napalm, he would have happily used them.

But his whole idea was to end the war as quickly and decsively as possible. Is that really worse than the modern UN idea of a "peace process" that ensures a low-level war that never ends, but features guaranteed lifetime employment for diplomats?

Posted by: rickl at January 23, 2016 01:45 AM (sdi6R)

694 Remain calm. We will disrupt and dissipate this storm. You won't get more than 1.5-2 inches.

Posted by: butterfly squadron at January 23, 2016 01:46 AM (jIjKK)

695 676
I think understanding of the Russian mentality has to include the
fact that the German's waged a horrific genocidal war on them. This was
their payback.



The problem with that argument is their raping was by no means
limited to Germans. I'm sure that exacerbated it, but my understanding
is they didn't just switch to rape mode when they reached German cities.

Posted by: AD at January 23, 2016 01:32 AM (WnFud)


The Russians have always been a fun crowd. First, it's an empire, and military success in the provinces has always been a ticket to the national big-time. Second, since it's center-of-gravity is in central asia, it's always been poorer than states with ports and sea-based trade. Third, it has always been paranoid, having been set-up by the Mongol Horde as an afterthought on their way to Europe -- political positioning has always been elevated above virtue. And, of course, fourth -- much of it is fucking cold for long periods, leaving people to sit around fires and scheme for months while eating leather and cardboard.

I find https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki /Reply_of_the_Zaporozhian_Cossacks to be quite worthy of study. I was fortunate enough to see it in person a couple of years back. Looking around the crew surrounding the scribe, and reading the purported answer to the Sultan, one might well anticipate a significant number of rapes along any supply train.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 23, 2016 01:48 AM (EzgxV)

696 But (Sherman's) whole idea was to end the war as quickly and decsively as possible.

Posted by: rickl at January 23, 2016 01:45 AM (sdi6R)


Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner.

"It is well that war is so terrible - otherwise we would grow too fond of it."

Posted by: RickZ at January 23, 2016 01:49 AM (Ix+HS)

697 Served aboard a minesweeper home ported in Guam in 1972. Several of us went into Agana to the movie theater to see a movie we thought was about submarines. It was Silent Running. We were surprised.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 23, 2016 01:50 AM (FkBIv)

698 Posted by: Infidel at January 23, 2016 01:44 AM (lSrbo)

Damn, I was happy with what I was making but your dinner really sounds wonderful.

Goodnight, horde.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at January 23, 2016 01:51 AM (P8951)

699 "It is well that war is so terrible - otherwise we would grow too fond of it."

What rubbish!

Posted by: Mea 3 of Eminiar ... at January 23, 2016 01:53 AM (AoK0a)

700 693
Sherman treated Southern civilians with kid gloves compared to how we treated German and Japanese civilians in WWII.



I'm sure that if he had B-17s, B-29s, and napalm, he would have happily used them.



But his whole idea was to end the war as quickly and decsively as
possible. Is that really worse than the modern UN idea of a "peace
process" that ensures a low-level war that never ends, but features
guaranteed lifetime employment for diplomats?

Posted by: rickl at January 23, 2016 01:45 AM (sdi6R)


You will note that my observations have been mainly oriented towards his effects on infrastructure. When he was bloody towards the end of ending the war quickly, things were unpleasant -- but you can't say he was entirely right or wrong from either side. But when he crippled the infrastructure of the South for multiple generations when he needed to merely disrupt it until the war was won.....

Posted by: cthulhu at January 23, 2016 01:56 AM (EzgxV)

701 slaters

Posted by: jake at January 23, 2016 01:57 AM (HLUeE)

702 fuck you all

Posted by: I talk to your mom at January 23, 2016 01:58 AM (QrwkN)

703 Posted by: DonnaV (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at January 23, 2016 01:51 AM (P8951)

It's only because Dad and I were gone for the holidays and I got a great deal on a prime rib at the store. Youtube showed me how to bone and tie it myself.

It's our very late Christmas dinner.

Posted by: Infidel at January 23, 2016 02:03 AM (lSrbo)

704 Reality is calling on the white courtesy phone.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 23, 2016 01:31 AM (EzgxV)


I disagree. The US did not want to get involved in trench warfare, but rather a war of maneuver, a war of speed. Granted, the Germans were on their last legs, the blockade doing its job, but the US did not want to be 'trench fodder' for the French or the British, which is why Pershing steadfastly refused to put American troops under the command of anyone other than Americans.

Posted by: RickZ at January 23, 2016 02:06 AM (Ix+HS)

705 Finally got around to watching Marvel's Agent Carter. Meh, not sure how long I"ll bother with it.

Hayley Atwell is pleasantly curvy.

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 23, 2016 02:09 AM (R/GXM)

706 Well everybody, gotta call it a night. Thanks for the great chat tonight.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 23, 2016 02:10 AM (ntObR)

707 Seems awful quiet tonight. I took a shower today! First time I've been on the ONT in a while and everybody is hitting the hay.

Posted by: Infidel at January 23, 2016 02:13 AM (lSrbo)

708 704
Reality is calling on the white courtesy phone.



Posted by: cthulhu at January 23, 2016 01:31 AM (EzgxV)



I disagree. The US did not want to get involved in trench warfare,
but rather a war of maneuver, a war of speed. Granted, the Germans were
on their last legs, the blockade doing its job, but the US did not want
to be 'trench fodder' for the French or the British, which is why
Pershing steadfastly refused to put American troops under the command of
anyone other than Americans.

Posted by: RickZ at January 23, 2016 02:06 AM (Ix+HS)



You mistake my point. Americans weren't going to hold French soil in the end whether they won or lost -- so there was a fundamental difference in mindset. The Americans could say, "give 'em every square inch of France so long as they're all dead by the Pyrenees."

Posted by: cthulhu at January 23, 2016 02:15 AM (EzgxV)

709 First time I've been on the ONT in a while and everybody is hitting the hay.

HOW DARE YOU ACCUSE US OF MICROAGGRESSIONS !!!!!!!

Posted by: Adriane the Critic of Bath ... at January 23, 2016 02:17 AM (AoK0a)

710 Brian Dennehy is playing Bill Clinton in the film Mena. Not sure why this film is taking so long to come out. It was filmed in 2015 and wont be out until 2017.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 23, 2016 02:19 AM (iQIUe)

711 I honestly didn't know about the Oradour-sur-Glane massacre but I know there were massacres in France. Overall the scale of rape, murder and pillaging was no where near as bad as in the East though.

It's a very cold calculus but using Wikipedia numbers the USSR lost 14.24% of it's population while France 1.44%.

That doesn't diminish the French it just shows the hatred that the German's had for the Slavs.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II_casualties

Posted by: bestie21 at January 23, 2016 02:19 AM (HUeC4)

712 i'm super bored and watching cricket

a guy just got hit square in the balls

oh god i can't stop laughing

Posted by: the real ch3 at January 23, 2016 02:19 AM (OUUf8)

713 I took a shower today!

Posted by: Infidel at January 23, 2016 02:13 AM (lSrbo)


"Start spreading the news, I'm bathing today."

So Ivory soap stock is a buy?

Posted by: RickZ at January 23, 2016 02:19 AM (Ix+HS)

714 Here's your microapology.

Posted by: Infidel at January 23, 2016 02:20 AM (lSrbo)

715 That doesn't diminish the French it just shows the hatred that the German's had for the Slavs.

Or the disdain that the Russian Ruling Class had for its cannon fodder ...

Posted by: Adriane the Critic of Bath ... at January 23, 2016 02:20 AM (AoK0a)

716 Posted by: DonnaV (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at January 23, 2016 01:51 AM (P8951)

Must wait until after the election.

Posted by: Infidel at January 23, 2016 02:21 AM (lSrbo)

717 Who is QrwkN? Another plant -- whether from Soros, the Dims [BIRM], the SJW crowd [BIRM], or the GOPe [BIRM] -- a lone crackpot, or someone Stirred-To-Action? He's doing a suckwad job at presenting his manifesto....how the hell are we going to be converted to fellow travellers if he doesn't say where he's going?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 23, 2016 02:22 AM (EzgxV)

718 Infidel at January 23, 2016 02:20 AM (lSrbo)

Apologies are tools of the Patriarchy. Love means never having to say you're sorry ...

Posted by: Adriane the Critic of Bath ... at January 23, 2016 02:22 AM (AoK0a)

719 Hey, where all da white wimmen at?

Posted by: Sheriff Achmed at January 23, 2016 02:22 AM (sl+zA)

720 Shit, that was in reply to Bruce. Fkn computer.


Or operator error.

Posted by: Infidel at January 23, 2016 02:22 AM (lSrbo)

721 Germany's hated of the slavs was irrational. It was based on pure nonsense.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 23, 2016 02:23 AM (iQIUe)

722 556
so when "snowmageddon" happens anywhere but the east coast ... it's just called snow.


#NYValuesItsDramaQueens

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at January 23, 2016 02:23 AM (Kucy5)

723 It's a very cold calculus but using Wikipedia numbers the USSR lost 14.24% of it's population while France 1.44%.

Posted by: bestie21 at January 23, 2016 02:19 AM (HUeC4)


For Russia, that is generally by design. Offering up their own population as cannon fodder is a classic Russian military tactic. And killing their own population for fun when they aren't at war is a classic Russian sport.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 23, 2016 02:24 AM (zc3Db)

724 Bruce With a Wang! at January 23, 2016 02:23 AM (iQIUe)

Yes. But the Russian Ruling Class held the lives of its peasants to be just as cheap ...

Don't remember where I read it ... Jewish (?) immigrant. Father had designed an early style flak jacket. Offered it to Russian Army brass. Cost about $1.15 per soldier. Laughed out of the building.

Offered to US Army post immigration. Given grant to make product better, cheaper, faster & worked for the Army there after.

Posted by: Adriane the Critic of Bath ... at January 23, 2016 02:28 AM (AoK0a)

725 French firearm for sale. Never fired, only dropped once.

Posted by: Infidel at January 23, 2016 02:28 AM (lSrbo)

726 so when "snowmageddon" happens anywhere but the east coast ... it's just called snow.


#NYValuesItsDramaQueens

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at January 23, 2016 02:23 AM (Kucy5)


it's just that the global warming nuts in the Northeast are constantly surprised by the very existence of snow that it throws them into a major conniption fit ... since they had just declared that we would never see snow again ... every year. The seasons fool them every time.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 23, 2016 02:29 AM (zc3Db)

727 Yes. But the Russian Ruling Class held the lives of its peasants to be just as cheap ...

=============
This has nothing to do with the fact that the Germans intended to murder all the slavs.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 23, 2016 02:30 AM (iQIUe)

728 And killing their own population for fun when they aren't at war is a classic Russian sport.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 23, 2016 02:24 AM (zc3Db)


See: The Article 58ers.

Posted by: RickZ at January 23, 2016 02:30 AM (Ix+HS)

729 As we march through bear country, think of Timothy Treadwell and what they did to him. These are vile, savage animals. Any bear, from cub to adult, is fair game. Consider the Geneva Convention voided. Feel free to rape, torture and kill to your hearts' content.

Posted by: Gen. Leo DiCaprio, Revenant II at January 23, 2016 02:31 AM (jIjKK)

730 Moron Lifestyle, NOT

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/01/22/
locals-fled-pool-after-migrants-masturbated-into-jacuzzi-defecated-into-kids-pool-molested-bathers/

extra space before locals ...

Posted by: Adriane the Critic of Bath ... at January 23, 2016 02:35 AM (AoK0a)

731 723
It's a very cold calculus but using Wikipedia numbers the USSR lost 14.24% of it's population while France 1.44%.



Posted by: bestie21 at January 23, 2016 02:19 AM (HUeC4)



For Russia, that is generally by design. Offering up their own
population as cannon fodder is a classic Russian military tactic. And
killing their own population for fun when they aren't at war is a
classic Russian sport.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 23, 2016 02:24 AM (zc3Db)
723
It's a very cold calculus but using Wikipedia numbers the USSR lost 14.24% of it's population while France 1.44%.



Posted by: bestie21 at January 23, 2016 02:19 AM (HUeC4)



For Russia, that is generally by design. Offering up their own
population as cannon fodder is a classic Russian military tactic. And
killing their own population for fun when they aren't at war is a
classic Russian sport.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 23, 2016 02:24 AM (zc3Db)


It should be noted that the Zaporozhian Host celebrated in the 1891 painting of events in 1676, had already been betrayed and liquidated by Catherine the Great in 1775. Like I said, this is an AWESOME painting when it comes to understanding Russia.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 23, 2016 02:35 AM (EzgxV)

732 See: The Article 58ers.

Posted by: RickZ at January 23, 2016 02:30 AM (Ix+HS)


Yeah. Soviet mock law. The czars didn't need any articles.

I remember the refuseniks from the 70s - Jews who wanted to emigrate out of the Soviet Union. They were allowed to apply for exit visas, but applying for an exit visa was proof of counter-revolutionary intentions, or some other crime ... so off to the gulags they went. We used to wear bracelets with the name of a refusenik on it. Nowadays, I doubt more than a handful of people even remember this stuff - and that was just in the 70s.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 23, 2016 02:38 AM (zc3Db)

733 rrpjr 94 Dittos!

Posted by: william at January 23, 2016 02:39 AM (cwAFZ)

734 This has nothing to do with the fact that the Germans intended to murder all the slavs.

I intend to win the lottery. I'm still poor.

The stats It's a very cold calculus but using Wikipedia numbers the USSR lost 14.24% of it's population while France 1.44%. are a result of what actually happened, which had many factors involved, not just German hatred for Slavs.

The Germans intended to annihilate the Jews, Gypsies, Gays, Catholics, and Communists and several other groups of undesirables. They succeeded in varying amounts in these endeavors as well, based on things other than their raw hatred ... such as the Catholic church was fairly wealthy, and Jews were hated by many Europeans, not just Germans.

Posted by: Adriane the Critic of Bath ... at January 23, 2016 02:40 AM (AoK0a)

735 466 I like Coke.

Posted by: eleven at January 23, 2016 12:05 AM (qUNWi)


Me too!

Posted by: Charlie Sheen at January 23, 2016 02:40 AM (xdFzn)

736 >>>466 I like Coke.

Posted by: eleven at January 23, 2016 12:05 AM (qUNWi)

Me too!


Posted by: Charlie Sheen at January 23, 2016 02:40 AM (xdFzn)<<<

**ears perk up**

Posted by: Lisa Morecokeski (R-AK) at January 23, 2016 02:42 AM (H9MG5)

737 The fiancee is doing a quick trip to a quilt show in SoCal this weekend. She's leaving for the airport way freakin' early tomorrow.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 23, 2016 02:43 AM (EzgxV)

738 We used to wear bracelets with the name of a refusenik on it. Nowadays, I doubt more than a handful of people even remember this stuff - and that was just in the 70s.

I remember.

The screen writers for 2012(?) - 2001 Sequel - snuck several Refuseniks' names into the characters of the Russian cosmonauts in the film ...

Posted by: Adriane the Critic of Bath ... at January 23, 2016 02:43 AM (AoK0a)

739 The fiancee is doing a quick trip to a quilt show in SoCal this weekend. She's leaving for the airport way freakin' early tomorrow.

Wishing her/you safe travel & a weekend of creativity with like minded souls ...

Posted by: Adriane the Critic of Bath ... at January 23, 2016 02:45 AM (AoK0a)

740 It should be noted that the Zaporozhian Host celebrated in the 1891 painting of events in 1676, had already been betrayed and liquidated by Catherine the Great in 1775.

Heh.

Like I said, this is an AWESOME painting when it comes to understanding Russia.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 23, 2016 02:35 AM (EzgxV)


Painted by a Jew, to add to the mix.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 23, 2016 02:45 AM (zc3Db)

741 I don't think the German's were on their last legs because of the blockade. In April 1917 the French Army mutinied the same month the US declared war. In the spring of 1918 Americans began to arrive in France. Ludendorf pushed a spring offensive to end the war before 2.8 million dough boys showed up in france. That offensive failed and the German's decided the jigg was up.

Posted by: bestie21 at January 23, 2016 02:47 AM (HUeC4)

742 BTW where the hell the meme that this a military blog start. I saw that on the web somewhere else too. It just happens that some people served and others like me read a lot of history books. It's not a theme here though that I ever noticed.

If I post this late on a Friday I'm usually talking about Hillary's rancid vagina or something. It just so happens that I'm not drunk and can't sleep.

Posted by: bestie21 at January 23, 2016 02:50 AM (HUeC4)

743 740
It should be noted that the Zaporozhian Host celebrated in the 1891
painting of events in 1676, had already been betrayed and liquidated by
Catherine the Great in 1775.



Heh.



Like I said, this is an AWESOME painting when it comes to understanding Russia.



Posted by: cthulhu at January 23, 2016 02:35 AM (EzgxV)



Painted by a Jew, to add to the mix.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 23, 2016 02:45 AM (zc3Db)


The more you dig, the deeper it gets. The Zaporozhian Host was Ukrainian, BTW -- as was the Kievan Rus from whence Russia got its name.

Let's see....."Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma," according to Churchill.....

Posted by: cthulhu at January 23, 2016 02:52 AM (EzgxV)

744 @730 The left's greatest fear is a backlash and xenophobia, yet their insane, unbalanced policies almost seem designed to guarantee those things.

Posted by: angela urkel at January 23, 2016 02:54 AM (jIjKK)

745 Let's see....."Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma," according to Churchill.....

"These people are crazy ..." Penthouse photographer's answer to 'These people are indomitable' watching Russians line up for ice cream in the middle of winter.

Early 80s. Don't remember the guy's name...

Posted by: Adriane the Critic of Bath ... at January 23, 2016 02:54 AM (AoK0a)

746 I don't think the German's were on their last legs because of the blockade.

Posted by: bestie21 at January 23, 2016 02:47 AM (HUeC4)


I remember reading of German advances being stopped dead in their tracks because the German troops were looting the Allied trenches of food. Many thousands of German civilians died in the war due to starvation. Britain faced the same starvation problem with the German U-boats, but the Allied convoy system helped to alleviate that threat.

The deaths from starvation in WWI was one of the reasons Hitler invaded the East, specifically the Ukraine, which is called the Breadbasket of Europe for a reason.

Posted by: RickZ at January 23, 2016 02:55 AM (Ix+HS)

747 742
BTW where the hell the meme that this a military blog start. I saw that
on the web somewhere else too. It just happens that some people served
and others like me read a lot of history books. It's not a theme here
though that I ever noticed.



If I post this late on a Friday I'm usually talking about Hillary's
rancid vagina or something. It just so happens that I'm not drunk and
can't sleep.

Posted by: bestie21 at January 23, 2016 02:50 AM (HUeC4)



Someone who should have known better described AoSHQ as such.....and the Horde has been razzing 'em ever since, even if we forgot who it was. If they'd said, "a blog favoring libations and mammaries with occasional political commentary and goofy jokes", they'd have been far more accurate.....but they went with "smart, military blog" instead.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 23, 2016 02:57 AM (EzgxV)

748 Posted by: Adriane the Critic of Bath ... at January 23, 2016 02:40 AM (AoK0a)

Grosse Duecheland, racial purity and Liebestraum are what I've been told Mein Kampf was all about. Part of the Grosse Duecheland included all German people even the British and French while Liebestraum was to be in the east.

We don't have to worry about the German's and the French running Europe anymore because we have the EU ... hey wait a second...

Posted by: bestie21 at January 23, 2016 02:59 AM (HUeC4)

749 We don't have to worry about the German's and the French running Europe anymore because we have the EU ... hey wait a second...
Posted by: bestie21 at January 23, 2016 02:59 AM (HUeC4)
...last clause should read "because Europe is fast running out of Germans and Frenchmen."

Looks like Suleiman the Magnificent will triumph, after all.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 23, 2016 03:03 AM (lutOX)

750 The Smart Military Blog meme is definitely at wiki, I remember. They might even cite who that originated with.
Someone should go edit it and add some funny stuff.

"Commenters often end up dead for unknown reasons, but continue to post. Most threads eventually became a food or gun thread. And 5here are a lot of dick jokes."

Posted by: Chi at January 23, 2016 03:05 AM (I7I0v)

751 How to make The Pharaoh's Serpent ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PC3o2KgQstA

Posted by: Adriane the Critic of Bath ... at January 23, 2016 03:09 AM (AoK0a)

752 Many thousands of German civilians died in the war due to starvation.

I think this is true of about every long war in history ...

Posted by: Adriane the Critic of Bath ... at January 23, 2016 03:12 AM (AoK0a)

753 I expect it to be true of wars in the future as well. Not looking to trying to live through it ...

Posted by: Adriane the Critic of Bath ... at January 23, 2016 03:13 AM (AoK0a)

754 750
The Smart Military Blog meme is definitely at wiki, I remember. They might even cite who that originated with.

Someone should go edit it and add some funny stuff.



"Commenters often end up dead for unknown reasons, but continue to
post. Most threads eventually became a food or gun thread. And 5here are
a lot of dick jokes."

Posted by: Chi at January 23, 2016 03:05 AM (I7I0v)


"Getting banned became such an honor that the proprietor banned himself to gain cred....."

Posted by: cthulhu at January 23, 2016 03:15 AM (EzgxV)

755 #WeAreBernie is trending on Twitter. It's frightening. Fuck it, I'll quit and become a moocher too. I'm sure I can out-mooch those idiots. Funny my back is starting to hurt.

Posted by: rokshox at January 23, 2016 03:18 AM (Ap82b)

756 There should be a thread sometime about "only on AoSHQ".




Food threads become gun threads at 500 posts; gun threads become food threads at 500 posts.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 23, 2016 03:18 AM (EzgxV)

757 I think this is true of about every long war in history ...

Posted by: Adriane the Critic of Bath ... at January 23, 2016 03:12 AM (AoK0a)


True. This was why The Schlieffen Plan was designed to take Paris quickly, going through neutral Belgium, but failed thanks to the First Battle of the Marne.

Posted by: RickZ at January 23, 2016 03:19 AM (Ix+HS)

758 And all threads become Trump vs Cruz threads with 50 comments.

Posted by: Chi at January 23, 2016 03:20 AM (I7I0v)

759 753 I expect it to be true of wars in the future as well. Not looking to trying to live through it ...
Posted by: Adriane the Critic of Bath ... at January 23, 2016 03:13 AM (AoK0a)
***
Whatever comes, I hope to live through it.

If I die from the concerted efforts of others to kill me, I won't get kill them for trying to kill me.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 23, 2016 03:21 AM (lutOX)

760 758
And all threads become Trump vs Cruz threads with 50 comments.

Posted by: Chi at January 23, 2016 03:20 AM (I7I0v)



And I'm wondering why you're thinking "white chili" when you have a nice palette of red chilis to play with....

Posted by: cthulhu at January 23, 2016 03:22 AM (EzgxV)

761 I remember reading of German advances being stopped dead in their tracks because the German troops were looting the Allied trenches of food. Many thousands of German civilians died in the war due to starvation. Britain faced the same starvation problem with the German U-boats, but the Allied convoy system helped to alleviate that threat.

The deaths from starvation in WWI was one of the reasons Hitler invaded the East, specifically the Ukraine, which is called the Breadbasket of Europe for a reason.
Posted by: RickZ at January 23, 2016 02:55 AM (Ix+HS)


I have been hunting for this book that basically agrees with what Cthulu said. Times were hard in Germany and yes the troops ran out of food but the latter was due to them outstripping their own supply lines more then anything.

In that book he's counting headstones and old records and coming to the conclusion that the German's were still killing more Allies then vs. versa even on the attack prior to the American entrance into the war in force.

Posted by: bestie21 at January 23, 2016 03:22 AM (HUeC4)

762 #WeAreBernie is trending on Twitter. It's frightening. Fuck it, I'll quit and become a moocher too. I'm sure I can out-mooch those idiots. Funny my back is starting to hurt.


Posted by: rokshox at January 23, 2016 03:18 AM (Ap82b)

Whenever I see a Disqust comment from a Feel the Burn-ie type, I ask what Sanders has accomplished in his 35 years in public office, with 25 of those years being in the Congress? I also ask, 'What major piece of legislation has Sanders authored or co-authored in all his years in Congress that he shepherded through to become law?' The answer is always, 'Crickets'.

Posted by: RickZ at January 23, 2016 03:24 AM (Ix+HS)

763 #WeAreBernie is trending on Twitter. It's frightening. Fuck it, I'll quit and become a moocher too. I'm sure I can out-mooch those idiots. Funny my back is starting to hurt.

Posted by: rokshox at January 23, 2016 03:18 AM (Ap82b)


#WeAreBernie

Posted by: The Borg at January 23, 2016 03:25 AM (vBeA5)

764 The answer is always, 'Crickets'.

I still don't understand that game. Give ma American football any, ole day ...

Posted by: Adriane is Easily Confused ... at January 23, 2016 03:26 AM (AoK0a)

765 Posted by: bestie21 at January 23, 2016 03:22 AM (HUeC4)

If you've ever read 'All Quiet on the Western Front', there is a scene where the German troops are being fed after a battle with severe losses. The food came to them based upon their original numbers. Due to their losses, the surviving German troops had a feast. Besides the US troops being fresh, starvation on the home front definitely played a part in Germany's surrender. It's not called total war for nothing.

Posted by: RickZ at January 23, 2016 03:33 AM (Ix+HS)

766 764

this will help

http://tinyurl.com/gowhu9l

Posted by: the real ch3 at January 23, 2016 03:38 AM (OUUf8)

767 #WeAreBernie is trending on Twitter. It's frightening.

He who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul ...

and with that, Good Night, All, lots to do this weekend. Hope everybody makes it through Snowzilla & the Last Year of Unicorn Rider 1, with their sanity intact ...

Posted by: Adriane the Greed Critic ... at January 23, 2016 03:39 AM (AoK0a)

768 http://tinyurl.com/gowhu9l

: -))

well, to be fair, I don't understand lacrosse that well either. But it's fun to watch.

Posted by: Adriane the Greed Critic ... at January 23, 2016 03:40 AM (AoK0a)

769 I've read up on the field rations of the Great War - it shocks the hell out of any modern reader to think how these men were expected to do anything other than starve to death in the mud.

WWII, and rations on the Russian front, for both sides, were worse than spartan....you can see it in the pictures of the soldiers of both sides - sunken cheeks, ribs showing, arms and legs painfully thin....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 23, 2016 03:40 AM (lutOX)

770 Oh, the chili powders will be making an appearance, believe me.
Ever had white chilli?

Posted by: Chi at January 23, 2016 03:45 AM (I7I0v)

771 770 Oh, the chili powders will be making an appearance, believe me.
Ever had white chilli?
Posted by: Chi at January 23, 2016 03:45 AM (I7I0v)
***
That's the stuff from Cincinnati.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 23, 2016 03:48 AM (lutOX)

772 Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 23, 2016 03:40 AM (lutOX)

The boys/men back then were made of sterner stuff. Now we have pajama boys crying about their 'safe spaces'.

Posted by: RickZ at January 23, 2016 03:53 AM (Ix+HS)

773 770
Oh, the chili powders will be making an appearance, believe me.

Ever had white chilli?

Posted by: Chi at January 23, 2016 03:45 AM (I7I0v)


I've never had "chili" -- I've had "chile colorado".

As a side note, my paternal grandfather worked with a band of sheepherders on the western slope of Colorado....as a trail cook. My dad retired as the #3 Civil Engineer for the City of Los Angeles, so there was a bit of a disconnect.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 23, 2016 03:54 AM (EzgxV)

774 The answer is always, 'Crickets'.



I still don't understand that game. Give ma American football any, ole day ...




Posted by: Adriane is Easily Confused ... at January 23, 2016 03:26 AM



You'd change your tune if I showed you my googlies.

Posted by: otho at January 23, 2016 03:54 AM (EWg9n)

775 774
The answer is always, 'Crickets'.





I still don't understand that game. Give ma American football any, ole day ...






Posted by: Adriane is Easily Confused ... at January 23, 2016 03:26 AM



You'd change your tune if I showed you my googlies.


Posted by: otho at January 23, 2016 03:54 AM (EWg9n)



It might take a century to do so.....

Posted by: cthulhu at January 23, 2016 03:58 AM (EzgxV)

776 It might take a century to do so.....




Posted by: cthulhu at January 23, 2016 03:58 AM



Well played, old chap!

Posted by: otho at January 23, 2016 04:00 AM (EWg9n)

777 776
It might take a century to do so.....






Posted by: cthulhu at January 23, 2016 03:58 AM



Well played, old chap!


Posted by: otho at January 23, 2016 04:00 AM (EWg9n)


I remember a company picnic we had here in Silicon Valley where one of our top Indian-raised nerds was nearly the last pick for an impromptu game of softball.....where he just started crushing.....but he kept carrying the bat around the bases.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 23, 2016 04:06 AM (EzgxV)

778 White chili.


Sounds like the Devil's work.

Posted by: eleven at January 23, 2016 04:10 AM (qUNWi)

779 Nah, 11
Chicken, cannellini beans, green chilis, blah blah blah
Good stuff.

I'm going to roast a chicken later for the explicit purpose of having plenty to shred.

Posted by: Chi at January 23, 2016 04:25 AM (I7I0v)

780 Chicken, cannellini beans, green chilis, blah blah blah
Good stuff.

I'm going to roast a chicken later for the explicit purpose of having plenty to shred.



mmmmmm....

Posted by: eleven at January 23, 2016 04:32 AM (qUNWi)

781 Joke on Red Eye earlier:


Why do liberals hate snow?


[I'll write the answer backwards, to avoid premature "spoiler":]
"!etihw s'tI"

Posted by: Optimizer at January 23, 2016 04:37 AM (/q6+P)

782 Scientists Take First Step Towards Creating Catgirls

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=10896

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 23, 2016 04:53 AM (vBeA5)

783 Great, Hat.
What happens when they get older, huh?
Just what the world needs. More cat ladies.

Posted by: Chi at January 23, 2016 04:58 AM (I7I0v)

784 Iran and China agreed to expand ties to form a strategic partnership http://ara.tv/yas9c

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 23, 2016 05:00 AM (vBeA5)

785 Monkeys. They howl. Like me. Man.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNY8eYmzdH4

Posted by: somejoe at January 23, 2016 05:23 AM (vlgjM)

786 flap harder! We'll dissipate this sucker yet!

Posted by: butterfly squadron at January 23, 2016 05:29 AM (jIjKK)

787 Monkeys. They howl. Like me. Man.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNY8eYmzdH4

Posted by: somejoe at January 23, 2016 05:23 AM (vlgjM)


Hey, hey...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHHZb7c3Qy8

Posted by: The Monkee Hat at January 23, 2016 05:41 AM (vBeA5)

788 flap harder! We'll dissipate this sucker yet!

Posted by: butterfly squadron at January 23, 2016 05:29 AM (jIjKK)


A little mood music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b41jJIMCQE

Posted by: The Fractal Hat at January 23, 2016 05:42 AM (vBeA5)

789 Yes it's a winter hell land out there, over 6"
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at January 23, 2016 05:46 AM (hk3Fb)

790 If I had won that big lottery I would be at the Las Vegas gunshow. In my new truck. With my new jumbo wallet.

Posted by: Eromero at January 23, 2016 05:48 AM (b+df9)

791 Triple-barrel shotgun is too heavy, but everyone here already knows that. The technology to make 4, 5, 90 barrels... whatever... that's not the issue. It's an easy thing to do. The trouble is weight. It's a field-gun, mostly (or for clays). You carry it all day. Weight is an issue.

Posted by: RobM1981 at January 23, 2016 07:34 AM (zurJC)

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