Hiatus

Taking a break until the primaries begin to shake out. I'll probably post a random story or link to a music video so yinz have a place to comment.

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Posted by: BenK at 09:24 AM




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1 Rich, and layered with content this.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at January 28, 2016 09:26 AM (evdj2)

2 Surely not first?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at January 28, 2016 09:26 AM (xuouz)

3 I will have to ponder it.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at January 28, 2016 09:26 AM (evdj2)

4 I will summon The Others.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at January 28, 2016 09:26 AM (evdj2)

5 Brian Dennehy was great as Bismarck in Sink the Bismarck.

Posted by: steevy at January 28, 2016 09:28 AM (8HTq1)

6 This hiatus hernia is killin' me, man.

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 28, 2016 09:28 AM (u5gzz)

7 Boooo! Boooo!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 28, 2016 09:28 AM (iQIUe)

8 Dumped! Boy this sucks

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 28, 2016 09:28 AM (voOPb)

9 I'm intrigued by your proposition...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 28, 2016 09:29 AM (LUgeY)

10 A no content thread to inform us that there will be more no content threads.

Sounds about right.

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at January 28, 2016 09:29 AM (X+nFp)

11 My opinion: if a candidate can't object to Megyn Kelly, then there is no objection to Candy Crowley.

Just saying.

Posted by: blaster at January 28, 2016 09:30 AM (2Ocf1)

12 Looks like I missed the morning thread by thismuch.

Morning, Glories!

Vic: On this in 1887 in a snowstorm at Fort Keogh, Montana, the world's largest snowflakes were reported, 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick.

Um, sounds like a real Paul Bunyan type tale t'me. Like, I remember the winter it was so cold the air all froze in place and you had to take a knife to cut it just to let the dawg out...

Posted by: mindful webworker - eh? at January 28, 2016 09:30 AM (JtBPN)

13
**frowns**


I was told there would be content.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 28, 2016 09:30 AM (X6fMO)

14 That is some Gabe-quality music right there.

Posted by: Anita Dunn's Mao Time Happy Ending Rub and Tug at January 28, 2016 09:30 AM (dlIzT)

15
Poll round-up:

Iowa Republican NBC/WSJ/Marist Trump +7

Iowa Republican Monmouth Trump +7

New Hampshire Republican NBC/WSJ/Marist Trump +19
Cruz, Kasich, Rubio tied for 2nd

New Hampshire Republican Emerson Trump +17
Bush in 2nd, Cruz in 5th

South Carolina Republican NBC/WSJ/Marist Trump +16
Rubio close behind Cruz

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 28, 2016 09:30 AM (kdS6q)

16 I heard Jasper wants more Corgi pron content.

Posted by: Fewenuff at January 28, 2016 09:30 AM (T/sbU)

17
Jeb Bush PAC plots Super Bowl ad in New Hampshire

Right to Rise USA, a super-PAC supporting Bushs presidential bid, is looking to raise $300,000 for a 30-second Super Bowl commercial in the New Hampshire market.



"Hey kid. Catch."

*throws guaca-bowl to boy in locker room*

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hey_Kid,_Catch!

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 28, 2016 09:31 AM (kdS6q)

18 Sorry guys, this primary, and the passion of people following it is really starting to get to me. I've got enough going on in my life that I don't need to get into fights on a daily basis about politics. Places like this and twitter used to be outlets for me to enjoy myself and they've become considerably less fun in the last few months. I'm sure things will change once we have a candidate or at the very least it's down to two or three options.

Posted by: Ben at January 28, 2016 09:31 AM (7/K++)

19
Former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.), under fire from Republicans on national security, is getting a boost from ex-Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. The former Pentagon chief donated $1,000 to Feingold's campaign. Feingold is challenging Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.).

Asked about the donation, Hagel, who previously served as a Republican senator from Nebraska, touted their work together in the Senate. "[I've] worked with him on many issues. I believe that the Senate needs more senators like Senator Feingold who [will] work across party lines to help govern our country," the former Defense secretary said in a statement to The Hill.


Big tent!

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 28, 2016 09:32 AM (kdS6q)

20 Trump just tweeted this to Megyn Kelly.. I kid I kid


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJ6pLKlU-8Q

Posted by: spypeach at January 28, 2016 09:32 AM (nyYhO)

21 Brian Dennehy is 77 and still working.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 28, 2016 09:33 AM (iQIUe)

22 @19

1) Easy explanation: Hagel is a Democrat.

2) If Hagel is a boost to your campaign, it must be doing pretty shittily.

Posted by: blaster at January 28, 2016 09:33 AM (2Ocf1)

23 Hang in there Ben! More bread and circus' ? ummmm NO

Posted by: Fewenuff at January 28, 2016 09:33 AM (T/sbU)

24
And:

World War I Memorial Design Chosen for 2018 Completion

The World War I Memorial will be a three-sided wall depicting images of the so-called War to End All Wars, and will be located at Pershing Park in downtown Washington, D.C. The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission announced their memorial of choice, The Weight of Sacrifice by Chicago artist Joseph Weishaar and New York sculptor Sabin Howard.

http://tinyurl.com/zwbemyj


Looks like "Parking Lot Retaining Wall: The Narrative".

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 28, 2016 09:34 AM (kdS6q)

25 that video I posted might not be sfw. sorry, some bad language and boobies.

Posted by: spypeach at January 28, 2016 09:35 AM (nyYhO)

26 I'm sure things will change once we have a candidate or at the very least it's down to two or three options.



Posted by: Ben at January 28, 2016 09:31 AM (7/K++)


It's kind of gotten out of hand. I mean, Buzzion got killed with a trident and everything.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Small Appliance Sale at the Outrage Outlet! 10% Off Gender Blenders! at January 28, 2016 09:36 AM (hLRSq)

27 The song clip made me check to see if Morrissey was in Voxtrot. For anyone else as clueless as me, he isn't, it just sounds a lot like him.

Posted by: PRNDL at January 28, 2016 09:37 AM (2Ynt1)

28 You'll get nothing for the foreseeable future and you'll like it!

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Fingers at January 28, 2016 09:37 AM (3ZtZW)

29 Go look at comment 489 in the morning thread. Absolute gold.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at January 28, 2016 09:37 AM (xuouz)

30 Hamas Confirms That Its 7 Fighters Were Killed During The Reconstruction Of An Old Tunnel.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 28, 2016 09:37 AM (iQIUe)

31 Sorry guys, this primary, and the passion of people following it is really starting to get to me. I've got enough going on in my life that I don't need to get into fights on a daily basis about politics.

*sobs*

But what about my needs?

Posted by: Circular Firing Squad at January 28, 2016 09:37 AM (XkVXQ)

32 on drudge...talk about election being rigged already.
maybe jeb will win iowa

Posted by: E.T. at January 28, 2016 09:38 AM (yq4gk)

33 18 Sorry guys, this primary, and the passion of people following it is
really starting to get to me. I've got enough going on in my life that I
don't need to get into fights on a daily basis about politics.



I know exactly what you mean, Ben. Thanks for all the morning links you provide us.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 28, 2016 09:38 AM (gyKtp)

34 Good morning Dana Perino!
Ewe shore have purty lags!

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at January 28, 2016 09:38 AM (xWW96)

35 Brian Dennehy is 77 and still working.


Nuh uh. He died in Tommy Boy. I saw it.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at January 28, 2016 09:39 AM (1xUj/)

36 Ben good on you for doing something about it, namely, knowing when to walk away.

Just like the sainted, noble Donald Trump.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at January 28, 2016 09:39 AM (xuouz)

37 27. Yup, it totally sounds like a Smiths ripoff, but I like the Smiths so..

Posted by: Ben at January 28, 2016 09:39 AM (7/K++)

38
Judge lets Berkeley require cell phone warnings

The measure requires retailers to notify customers that the federal government sets radiation standards for cell phones, and that a user may be exposed to levels that exceed those standards by carrying a phone in a pocket or tucked into a bra when the device is connected to a wireless network.

SFGate



Women carry cell phones in their bras? Well, that's trashy.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 28, 2016 09:40 AM (kdS6q)

39 It's sunny and cold here. I hate sunny. It is suppose to hit 73 though. But, the temps rise rapidly hit the high mark and descend even more rapidly so it's really a fake out.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 28, 2016 09:40 AM (iQIUe)

40 On Holocaust Memorial Day, Ayatollah Khamenei Website Posts Video Questioning Holocaust



While his BFF claims to be leading the global fight against anti-Semitism.

Weasel Zippers

And now they have 1.5 billion more to play with

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 28, 2016 09:41 AM (kzdjp)

41 *flounces down hallway*

*slams bedroom door*

*flops onto bed and buries head into pillow*

I hate you Dad! You don't understand!

Posted by: Circular Firing Squad at January 28, 2016 09:41 AM (XkVXQ)

42 I wonder sometimes how many years off my life the Obama realm has taken off of my life, for, like you all, I care deeply about our future.

I also wonder whether I've got enough left to get through a Hildebeeste or Sanders Admin.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat, waving his cane at January 28, 2016 09:41 AM (l3vZN)

43
work across party lines to help govern our country


To paraphrase Hermann Goering, every time I hear bullshit like that, I want to punch someone's teeth down their throat.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 28, 2016 09:42 AM (X6fMO)

44 Chicago cops are deliberately and repeatedly sabotaging their A/V systems in their cars (Reason.com):

http://tinyurl.com/h5h4yfq

I bet this is happening nationwide, and will continue to happen until many assholes lose their jobs.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 28, 2016 09:43 AM (gyKtp)

45 >>And now they have 1.5 billion more to play with

Missing a couple zeros

Posted by: JackStraw at January 28, 2016 09:43 AM (Hxh2/)

46
Barbie Is Finally Available In Three New Body Types

Fifty-seven years after first giving little girls an unrealistic representation of what a womans body should look like, Mattel is finally introducing three new versions of the iconic doll featuring tall, petite, and curvy body types.

http://tinyurl.com/gol6why



Pretty sure the tall one is really a dude.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 28, 2016 09:43 AM (kdS6q)

47 Fine!

I'm not coming out again until the VP pick!

Posted by: Circular Firing Squad at January 28, 2016 09:44 AM (XkVXQ)

48 Divorcee Barbie: She comes with all of Ken's stuff.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 28, 2016 09:45 AM (LUgeY)

49 And now they have 1.5 billion more to play with

Missing a couple zeros
Posted by: JackStraw at January 28, 2016 09:43 AM (Hxh2/)


yeah opps...150 Billion

hey what's a billion here and there when you have the bomb?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 28, 2016 09:45 AM (kzdjp)

50 thanks guys.

Ben enjoy your break from the spate of verbal violence always waiting to slither out of our angsty souls.

srsly enjoy your time out, and hope you have a blast and make lots of pancakes.

Posted by: willow at January 28, 2016 09:45 AM (OkKDg)

51 Fun fact: the orignal Barbie was modeled on a German sex toy.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at January 28, 2016 09:45 AM (1xUj/)

52 Fun fact: the orignal Barbie was modeled on a German sex toy.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at January 28, 2016 09:45 AM (1xUj/)


For real?

My mom thought barbies were bad when I was a kid and my grandmother gave me one and she threw it away. And then she felt bad and apologized to my grandmother. Not to me.

Posted by: Lea at January 28, 2016 09:47 AM (lIU4e)

53 ... the world's largest snowflakes were reported, 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick.

Oooh, it would be like watching dinnerplate dahlias fall from the sky!

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at January 28, 2016 09:47 AM (gjLib)

54 Nuh uh. He died in Tommy Boy. I saw it.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at January 28, 2016 09:39 AM (1xUj/)


That was Brian Dennehy body double #76.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at January 28, 2016 09:47 AM (WWdgA)

55 Bandersnatch , a life size original?

otherwwise my mind is going blank.

Posted by: willow at January 28, 2016 09:47 AM (OkKDg)

56 In my administration, the content will be yuuuuuge! And it'll be classy too, you bet!

Posted by: Teh Donald at January 28, 2016 09:48 AM (9krrF)

57 ... the world's largest snowflakes were reported, 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick.

Ummm...excuse me...

Posted by: Crybullies at January 28, 2016 09:48 AM (XkVXQ)

58 "Fifty-seven years after first giving little girls an unrealistic representation of what a womans body should look like, Mattel is finally introducing three new versions of the iconic doll featuring tall, petite, and curvy body types."

Because little girls have never seen what real, live women look like.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Small Appliance Sale at the Outrage Outlet! 10% Off Gender Blenders! at January 28, 2016 09:49 AM (hLRSq)

59 That was Brian Dennehy body double #76.

He has a great many, sorta like Doombots, except better.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at January 28, 2016 09:49 AM (9krrF)

60 Yinz? Are you from Pittsburgh or something?

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at January 28, 2016 09:49 AM (RD7QR)

61 From the previous thread
474 Just popping in to say that Goering's brother story from the ONT is pretty fantastic and one I had never heard before!

Morning all.
Posted by: Lea at January 28, 2016 09:08 AM (lIU4e)

-----!

Lea, I thought so too! I looked up the book (coz of course there's a book) and blogged it (link in nic)

Here's to Albert Goering, unexpected good guy.

Posted by: @votermom at January 28, 2016 09:49 AM (cbfNE)

62 Will the Ken doll come with a pot belly model?

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at January 28, 2016 09:50 AM (ziriD)

63 "In my administration, the content will be yuuuuuge!"
Posted by: Teh Donald at January 28, 2016 09:48 AM (9krrF)"

And so will the snowflakes!

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at January 28, 2016 09:50 AM (gjLib)

64 Bandersnatch, great comment in previous thread (the alt history one)

Posted by: @votermom at January 28, 2016 09:50 AM (cbfNE)

65 There's a fair chance that damn near all US gubmint secure communications have been compromised (Legal Insurrection):

http://tinyurl.com/hu8bqts

Maybe we should just do away with classified info, since our Top.Men. in DC can't seem to protect any of it anyhow.

It's getting so that us the citizens are the only ones who don't know what is in the gubmint files.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 28, 2016 09:50 AM (gyKtp)

66 Will the Ken doll come with a pot belly model?

Hey Barb...hold my beer and watch this!

Posted by: Bubba Ken at January 28, 2016 09:51 AM (XkVXQ)

67

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at January 28, 2016 09:51 AM (HSmrB)

68 I've got to go to my doctor, hopefully for last time. I have list of Doctors that are accepting new patients.
I only have to call, but I keep forgetting!

Have a good day!

I was watching the National Lampoon documentary last night & was laughing out loud. I am glad Ace mentioned it.
It's on Showtime, but made by History Channel.
I suggest you watch if you can.

Posted by: Carol at January 28, 2016 09:52 AM (sj3Ax)

69 com'on barbie let's go party.

Posted by: willow at January 28, 2016 09:52 AM (OkKDg)

70 The German Barbie prototype was "Lilli" or "Bild Lilli" from the cartoon that inspired her.

She was not a full sized sex toy. She was maybe more appropriately a fetish object, a 7" tall naked figurine. She was marketed to men.

http://bit.ly/1gkXBIS

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at January 28, 2016 09:52 AM (1xUj/)

71 *Nelson Riddle Orchestra starts playing*

Start peeing on stuff
I'm spraying my pee
I want to pee all over it
New York New York!

These little town squares
With restrictive laws
Can't hold back my splash in
New York New York!

I want to wake up in THE CITY
With a bladder that's full
Then pee on every street
Every stoop
Every door
Every keyhole not fullllll

*big finish*

Thanks to DiBlasioooo
I'm whipping it ouuuuuut
I'm gonna write my name
All over St Paaaat's
I'm free to urinate
And that feeling's really great
Right in your face
New York Neeewww Yooooorkkk!


Yeah! I'm eatin' asparagus tonight!

Posted by: naturalfake at January 28, 2016 09:53 AM (KUa85)

72 Bandersnatch, great comment in previous thread (the alt history one)

*curtsies*

Thank you.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at January 28, 2016 09:53 AM (1xUj/)

73
http://bit.ly/1gkXBIS

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at January 28, 2016 09:52 AM (1xUj/)
_________________________

I'd hit it....

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at January 28, 2016 09:54 AM (HSmrB)

74
Lilli, the sexy cartoon who became a doll and then became Barbie:

https://goo.gl/yiRfcL

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 28, 2016 09:54 AM (X6fMO)

75 You would think feminists would love the Ken doll. He's got no genitals.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at January 28, 2016 09:54 AM (ziriD)

76 World War I Memorial Design Chosen for 2018 Completion

The World War I Memorial will be a three-sided wall depicting images of the so-called War to End All Wars, and will be located at Pershing Park in downtown Washington, D.C. The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission announced their memorial of choice, The Weight of Sacrifice by Chicago artist Joseph Weishaar and New York sculptor Sabin Howard.
http://tinyurl.com/zwbemyj
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 28, 2016 09:34 AM (kdS6q)


Wait, I thought people were joking about the WWi memorial the other day. There already is a ww1 memorial. It's kind of small, but it's been there for ages.

Posted by: Lea at January 28, 2016 09:55 AM (lIU4e)

77 I can't wait to see Stephanopolis moderate the debate between Hillary and the Republican nominee.

Posted by: Neutral Media at January 28, 2016 09:55 AM (CVhPs)

78 I'm endeavoring to persevere... morning

Posted by: Yip & 2 Corinthians at January 28, 2016 09:55 AM (e7T6D)

79 71 @ Posted by: naturalfake at January 28, 2016 09:53 AM (KUa85)

Oh, Frank Sinatra, why were you taken from us before the greatest song of them all came along??

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at January 28, 2016 09:55 AM (gjLib)

80 "work across party lines to help govern our country


To paraphrase Hermann Goering, every time I hear bullshit like that, I want to punch someone's teeth down their throat."

I thought it was Baldur Von Schirach, but I could be wrong (/pedant) but I heartily agree either way !

Furthermore, if I had access to ace's time machine (which of course totally doesn't exist) I would go back through time and apply that procedure until my brass knuckles had worn down to nubs, with particular attention paid to all the (insert string of profanity) who have told me that "the American people would never stand for that" and "there's no such thing as a slippery slope".

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 28, 2016 09:55 AM (Z8DIA)

81 *puts on Morrissey*

I'll show them....

Posted by: Circular Firing Squad at January 28, 2016 09:56 AM (XkVXQ)

82 little story from the last election.
i remember arguing to another woman about Cain here, it was rather ugly on My side, i am ashamed of that. i decided shortly after that experience ettes /morons, real life friends and family were more important to me than the blood sport of politics.

and going nuts over this is super ugly.

Posted by: willow at January 28, 2016 09:56 AM (OkKDg)

83 The New Ken will have a removable penis, for the Courage.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at January 28, 2016 09:57 AM (evdj2)

84 Trump should play Sinatra's "My Way" at his campaign events. Or would that be to "on the nose."

Posted by: rrpjr at January 28, 2016 09:57 AM (s/yC1)

85 53 ... the world's largest snowflakes were reported, 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick.

Oooh, it would be like watching dinnerplate dahlias fall from the sky!



At that size, they must have been coming down like turkeys from a helicopter.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2016 09:57 AM (dnQ1L)

86 Wait, I thought people were joking about the WWi memorial the other day. There already is a ww1 memorial. It's kind of small, but it's been there for ages.


Posted by: Lea at January 28, 2016 09:55 AM (lIU4e)


That memorial is dedicated to the soldiers from the District of Columbia, not the nation.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Small Appliance Sale at the Outrage Outlet! 10% Off Gender Blenders! at January 28, 2016 09:57 AM (hLRSq)

87
If we're going to have life-sized dolls, I will take this one, thank you:

http://goo.gl/7GSnNz

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 28, 2016 09:58 AM (X6fMO)

88 adds (but i'm not the boss of you) ymmv

Posted by: willow at January 28, 2016 09:58 AM (OkKDg)

89 >>The New Ken will have a removable penis, for the Courage.

'Bout time!

Posted by: King Missile at January 28, 2016 09:59 AM (NOIQH)

90 " She was maybe more appropriately a fetish object, a 7" tall naked figurine. She was marketed to men."

So basically an updated version of Venus of Willendorf ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 28, 2016 09:59 AM (Z8DIA)

91 You would think feminists would love the Ken doll. He's got no genitals.

Its very existence perpetuates the patriarchal sexless rape culture!

Posted by: Fembot 3000 at January 28, 2016 09:59 AM (XkVXQ)

92 Another corrupt Dem donatin' billionaire (is there any other kind?) gets a free pass from the DOJ while a few underlings get prison (Daily Caller):

http://tinyurl.com/jb8gbh3

*Jon Corzine, still free as a bird*

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 28, 2016 10:00 AM (gyKtp)

93 Maybe we should just do away with classified info, since our Top.Men. in DC can't seem to protect any of it anyhow.
Posted by: GnuBreed at January 28, 2016 09:50 AM (gyKtp)
----------
I believe to some extent (not necessarily in all cases) this is a feature of current policy, not a failure.

Posted by: RioBravo at January 28, 2016 10:00 AM (NUqwG)

94 That memorial is dedicated to the soldiers from the District of Columbia, not the nation.>>>

And by soldiers of DC they mean those best at skimming a profit from the Design, construction, environmental impact... of Memorials.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 28, 2016 10:01 AM (XtAzU)

95 >>adds (but i'm not the boss of you) ymmv

I am right there with you on not intending to join in on any flame wars where we rip each other apart over various GOP candidates/pundits instead of the better targets for our rage: Obama, Hillary, etc.

Why should we give ISIS what they want?

Posted by: Lizzy at January 28, 2016 10:01 AM (NOIQH)

96 I dont like the changes on heyjackass. They use to give addresses and links to news stories on every shooting. Now they post "trends"

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 28, 2016 10:01 AM (iQIUe)

97
I thought it was Baldur Von Schirach, but I could be wrong (/pedant) but I heartily agree either way !



I was wrong, actually - the line about "culture" comes from a Nazi-era play called Schlageter, and the actual line is, "when I hear the word 'culture,' I reach for my gun."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 28, 2016 10:01 AM (X6fMO)

98 It's funny to realize that Desert Storm is as distant to a kid in HS today as WWII was to me, and that Vietnam is like WWI.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at January 28, 2016 10:02 AM (evdj2)

99 At that size, they must have been coming down like turkeys from a helicopter.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2016 09:57 AM (dnQ1L)


I really thought they could fly......

Posted by: Arthur Carlson at January 28, 2016 10:02 AM (WWdgA)

100 >>It's funny to realize that Desert Storm is as distant to a kid in HS today as WWII was to me, and that Vietnam is like WWI.

So what you're saying is we are old.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 28, 2016 10:03 AM (Hxh2/)

101 So what you're saying is we are old.

Yeah. And that the polity is made of many cohorts who barely know each other.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at January 28, 2016 10:04 AM (evdj2)

102 Lizzy, yeah i realized after they've been in DC for a while they really don't even try to represent who brought em there.
so.
not worth it.

Posted by: willow at January 28, 2016 10:04 AM (OkKDg)

103 http://bit.ly/1gkXBIS
Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at January 28, 2016 09:52 AM (1xUj/)


So...they marketed a doll, with sexy negligees, to adult men. Wow.

Posted by: Lea at January 28, 2016 10:04 AM (lIU4e)

104 And by soldiers of DC they mean those best at skimming a profit from the Design, construction, environmental impact... of Memorials.


Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 28, 2016 10:01 AM (XtAzU)


That was pretty bad even for this place which isn't big on reverence.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Small Appliance Sale at the Outrage Outlet! 10% Off Gender Blenders! at January 28, 2016 10:04 AM (hLRSq)

105 on drudge...talk about election being rigged already.
maybe jeb will win iowa
Posted by: E.T. at January 28, 2016 09:38 AM (yq4gk)


The Iowa Cockeye comes loaded with rigging from the start. First, it's filled with Iowans. Second, it is even more a popularity contest than elections where people go vote, then go home. Third, candidates who have hired teams to game the system can... wait for it, game the system!


In a better world, we would treat Iowa with the dignity and value it deserves. Which is to say, we wouldn't.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 28, 2016 10:04 AM (Dj0WE)

106 "work across party lines to help govern our country"

Their definition of "govern" being very different from Webster's.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at January 28, 2016 10:04 AM (WWdgA)

107 So, Cam Newton is playing the race card now?

Fuck him.

Go Broncos!

Posted by: RoyalOil at January 28, 2016 10:05 AM (fQ/0p)

108 I'm with Ben & have had enough politics too.

Posted by: Carol at January 28, 2016 10:05 AM (sj3Ax)

109 And of course the woman who wrote that article about the different size Barbies is still discontented because they come dressed in the latest fashions, so girls are apparently supposed to feel bad if they don't dress in the latest trends. Some people will never be happy unless they're bitching about something.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at January 28, 2016 10:05 AM (FQKBL)

110 I lump Yes and The Eagles into that mental group of "The New Bands".

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at January 28, 2016 10:05 AM (evdj2)

111 Jack, noway. we are all 29 to 30 and holding.

Posted by: willow at January 28, 2016 10:05 AM (OkKDg)

112 That memorial is dedicated to the soldiers from the District of Columbia, not the nation.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Small Appliance Sale at the Outrage Outlet! 10% Off Gender Blenders! at January 28, 2016 09:57 AM (hLRSq)


I see.

I hate this whole bigger and bigger memorial trend they have going in dc, but it doesn't seem like it's going to stop soon so oh well.

Posted by: Lea at January 28, 2016 10:06 AM (lIU4e)

113 You are old, Father William,/And your hair is quite white,/And yet you consistently stand on your head,/Do you think at your age that is right?/In my youth, the old man replied . . .

Something like that, anyway.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 28, 2016 10:07 AM (MIKMs)

114 Having finally read a good portion of the comments on the morning thread, there were a lot of calls of RINO thrown about.

I don't think that RINO means what y'all think it means.

The Republican party has NEVER been a conservative (for whatever value that term holds anymore) party. Its first president, Lincoln, presided as if he never heard of this quaint document called the Constitution.

Almost every Republican administration saw the expansion of the federal leviathan. Some more than others.

Reagan was an anomaly. Has there been any other Republican president who was actually "conservative-ish"?

So when we look at folks like Perino, Gutfeld, Rubio, Jeb, etc., ad nauseam, are they somehow behaving in ways that are contrary to what the Republican party is all about?

Or are we the ones who do not match the Republican ideals and behavior? Are we REALLY Republicans, or is that just the only option we believe we can go to?

So who are the real RINOS here?

I would say it is us. Or at least those of us who still have that R on their voter registration.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at January 28, 2016 10:07 AM (4nmNX)

115 In a perfect blog world there would be links!

Posted by: MTF at January 28, 2016 10:08 AM (LISuA)

116 /sock off

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at January 28, 2016 10:08 AM (NeFrd)

117 Vic does links.

Posted by: willow at January 28, 2016 10:08 AM (OkKDg)

118 Just when he was turning his life around!


http://tinyurl.com/homnsr8


RAW VIDEO: Armed Robbers Get Lit Up by Deadly Pair of Concealed Carriers



Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 28, 2016 10:08 AM (fWAjv)

119 I hate this whole bigger and bigger memorial trend they have going in dc, but it doesn't seem like it's going to stop soon so oh well.


Apropos of nothing, I once visited a Soviet military cemetery in the then East Germany. Massive Heroic Statuary everywhere. And I mean massive.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at January 28, 2016 10:08 AM (evdj2)

120 I'm getting real fucking tired of Cruz, Trump, et al, using vets as a club to bash each other over the head with.

Yet another reason why I have no qualms about not voting.

Fuck. Them. All.

Posted by: SMFH at January 28, 2016 10:08 AM (NMM6D)

121 >>...still discontented because they come dressed in the latest fashions...

"Why won't they make a doll that caters specifically to meeeeeeeeeeee!?"

I suppose it's asking too much to make your own dang clothes for barbie?
Oh wait, that would take some initiative.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 28, 2016 10:08 AM (NOIQH)

122 Watched an interesting interview this morning from Russian Insider , RT. ( what's up with that btw? )

anyhow... interviewed was a DUTCH journalist Iben Thranholm, and she posits that the problem of groping and womyns in Europe is revealing that European men are unable to defend their womynz because Europe has completely feminized all of their mens. I'll put vid link in my nic.

It was a good interview.

Posted by: Yip & 2 Corinthians at January 28, 2016 10:08 AM (e7T6D)

123 Break? There are no breaks allowed. If I gotta suffer through this crap, you're coming with me.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 28, 2016 10:09 AM (4ErVI)

124 SMFH, it IS weird, and hugs , hope you are doing ok.

Posted by: willow at January 28, 2016 10:09 AM (OkKDg)

125 I was wrong, actually - the line about "culture" comes from a Nazi-era play called Schlageter, and the actual line is, "when I hear the word 'culture,' I reach for my gun."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 28, 2016 10:01 AM (X6fMO)


Hmmm..... My theme song:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8piMHsOya4

Posted by: BurtTC at January 28, 2016 10:09 AM (Dj0WE)

126 >>still discontented because they come dressed in the latest fashions,

Heh, they'll never top my memorial.

Posted by: Teddy Roosevelt Island at January 28, 2016 10:10 AM (NOIQH)

127 Posted by: Ben at January 28, 2016 09:31 AM (7/K++)
-----------------------
You like dogging on Hillary, don't you? That's fun, isn't it?

Posted by: iforgot at January 28, 2016 10:10 AM (pC96u)

128 Hey willow,

I'm doing fine. Just moved into my new place closer to Ft Hood, have two job interviews next week, and school is keeping me occupied.

How's things with you?

Posted by: SMFH at January 28, 2016 10:10 AM (NMM6D)

129 Argh! Cut/paste fail!

>> hate this whole bigger and bigger memorial trend they have going in
dc, but it doesn't seem like it's going to stop soon so oh well.

Can't be my island!

Posted by: Teddy Roosevelt Island at January 28, 2016 10:11 AM (NOIQH)

130 so i guess using a doll or lilli by psychologists makes sense now.
point to where it touched you.

Posted by: willow at January 28, 2016 10:11 AM (OkKDg)

131 anyhow... interviewed was a DUTCH journalist Iben Thranholm, and she posits that the problem of groping and womyns in Europe is revealing that European men are unable to defend their womynz because Europe has completely feminized all of their mens.



I CAN defend. It's not a matter of defending or not. It's a matter of "what is the penalty for doing so?"
So when I lay a baseball bat upside a muzzies head, I won't go to jail?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2016 10:12 AM (dnQ1L)

132 And by soldiers of DC they mean those best at skimming a profit from the Design, construction, environmental impact... of Memorials.
Posted by: Buzzsaw at January 28, 2016 10:01 AM (XtAzU)

That was pretty bad even for this place which isn't big on reverence.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Small Appliance Sale at the Outrage Outlet! 10% Off Gender Blenders! at January 28, 2016 10:04 AM (hLRSq)

--------------------------------------
It was intended as a "living memorial" as were many around the country after WWI (college memorial union bldgs., memorial fields, etc.)

From the NPS site:

"The names of the men and women from the District of Columbia who gave their lives in the World War are here inscribed as a perpetual record of their patriotic service to their country.

A circular, open-air, Doric structure built almost entirely of Vermont marble, the memorial has an overall height of 47 feet and a diameter of 44 feet, large enough to accommodate the entire U.S. Marine Band. It was intended that the structure be a memorial and a bandstand and that each concert would be a tribute to those who served and sacrificed in the war."

Posted by: RioBravo at January 28, 2016 10:12 AM (NUqwG)

133 Wait, I thought people were joking about the WWi memorial the other day. There already is a ww1 memorial. It's kind of small, but it's been there for ages.

Posted by: Lea at January 28, 2016 09:55 AM (lIU4e)


And Barky had it barricaded (along with the WWII memorial and banning any "sightseeing" in national parks) during the government faux-shutdown.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 28, 2016 10:12 AM (zc3Db)

134 SMFH, cool beans, hope you like your new place,
me? i'm okey dokey, considering.
and good luck on the interviews!

Posted by: willow at January 28, 2016 10:12 AM (OkKDg)

135 WWI veterans were not a favored group. Bonus Army, anyone? Anyhoo, I think that DC did not like them. My grandpa was a WWI vet (gassed and disabled) and there was almost no way to get enrolled into any vet programs started after WWII.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 28, 2016 10:12 AM (MIKMs)

136 Goat eating hay -- live!

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/goatslive

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 28, 2016 10:12 AM (iQIUe)

137 College Lesbian Barbie?

Posted by: eman at January 28, 2016 10:13 AM (MQEz6)

138 That "Voxtrot" sounds very Smiths-like

Posted by: Rihar at January 28, 2016 10:13 AM (+ao6J)

139 It's funny to realize that Desert Storm is as distant to a kid in HS today as WWII was to me, and that Vietnam is like WWI.
Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at January 28, 2016 10:02 AM (evdj2)


Yep. And the continual ki-yiing about the death of President Kennedy - it would be like expecting Kent State protesters to go into mourning for the Archduke Franz Ferdinand once a year. Hollywood is particularly bad for this frozen in amber attitude. I saw a cartoon the other day, with a parody of Gloria Swanson's "I'm ready for my closeup, Mr. DeMille" line in 'Sunset Boulevard'. And I thought, "How many kids, teenagers, young adults watching this have ever SEEN "SB"? Probably 5%, but filmmakers keep thinking that what influenced them when they were young still influences kids today.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at January 28, 2016 10:14 AM (gjLib)

140 On the 30th Anniversary of the Challenger Disaster what are the chances Fredo will mourn their lose with picture of oh let's say FREDO?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 28, 2016 10:14 AM (kzdjp)

141 Looks like "Parking Lot Retaining Wall: The Narrative".
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 28, 2016 09:34 AM (kdS6q)

They don't do monuments well anymore. I was disappointed with the WWII monument. It looks like the WWI one is out to be even worse.

Posted by: WOPR at January 28, 2016 10:14 AM (LTDSy)

142 So...they marketed a doll, with sexy negligees, to adult men. Wow.

Posted by: Lea at January 28, 2016 10:04 AM (lIU4e)


Still do. All those $100 plus special edition Barbies are pretty much exclusively for adult men. Adult gay men.

Posted by: blaster at January 28, 2016 10:14 AM (2Ocf1)

143 I CAN defend. It's not a matter of defending or not. It's a matter of "what is the penalty for doing so?"
So when I lay a baseball bat upside a muzzies head, I won't go to jail?
Posted by: rickb223

Denmark is bragging about prosecuting a victim of a forcible rape attempt for using pepper spray.

Think about that. More than a decade ago, women here cheered on Lorena Bobbit and women burning men in their beds.

Posted by: Blue Hen at January 28, 2016 10:14 AM (326rv)

144 you'd think i would know where the periods , commas, and caps are by now, but no, i'm a refuser i guess.

Posted by: willow at January 28, 2016 10:14 AM (OkKDg)

145 WHO expects 3-4 million Zika cases.


Glad we have such an awesome vetting process for those who come in the country.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 28, 2016 10:14 AM (fWAjv)

146 109 And of course the woman who wrote that article about the different size Barbies is still discontented because they come dressed in the latest fashions, so girls are apparently supposed to feel bad if they don't dress in the latest trends. Some people will never be happy unless they're bitching about something.
Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at January 28, 2016 10:05 AM (FQKBL)

Some people feel that criticism gives them power. Pseudo-intellectuals take this stance, I find. The more I question the smarter I must be.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at January 28, 2016 10:15 AM (RD7QR)

147 but no, i'm a refuser i guess.


Fight the Power!

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at January 28, 2016 10:15 AM (evdj2)

148 Yep. And the continual ki-yiing about the death of President Kennedy - it would be like expecting Kent State protesters to go into mourning for the Archduke Franz Ferdinand once a year. Hollywood is particularly bad for this frozen in amber attitude.

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at January 28, 2016 10:14 AM (gjLib)


Especially since JFK was one shit-awful President.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 28, 2016 10:15 AM (zc3Db)

149 The WWII memorial looks like a skate park.

I don't think that was an accident.

Posted by: Oschisms at January 28, 2016 10:16 AM (ZsN9X)

150 Grump, good idea and guiltless!

Posted by: willow at January 28, 2016 10:16 AM (OkKDg)

151 I CAN defend. It's not a matter of defending or not. It's a matter of "what is the penalty for doing so?"
So when I lay a baseball bat upside a muzzies head, I won't go to jail?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2016 10:12 AM (dnQ1L)


You are now an outlier though...

We have spent 2 generation now telling every boy in public school 'you will be suspended for fighting back, even when the other guy throws the first punch'.

This Programming is insidious, and stops NATURAL reactions from taking place.

Posted by: Blast from the Past... at January 28, 2016 10:17 AM (f7rv6)

152 Voxtrot? Is that what you get when you eat Taco Bell and read Vox?

Posted by: Tilikum Cruel Assault Whale at January 28, 2016 10:17 AM (0x/TW)

153 I suppose it's asking too much to make your own dang clothes for barbie?
Oh wait, that would take some initiative.
Posted by: Lizzy at January 28, 2016 10:08 AM (NOIQH)


Or, you know, buy more outfits. Which is what they want you to do anyway.

If they were buying American girl dolls instead they could get nifty 50's outfits and stuff for them.

Posted by: Lea at January 28, 2016 10:18 AM (lIU4e)

154 148: "Especially since JFK was one shit-awful President."

But he was one of the guys that banged Marylyn Monroe, after she became Marylyn Monroe.

So that's gotta count for a leeeeetle slack, ne?

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at January 28, 2016 10:18 AM (4nmNX)

155 i'm surprised any of you wade through my comments,
what a head ache it must be.
so i do try. but i'm such a spaz and forget from comment to comment .

Posted by: willow at January 28, 2016 10:18 AM (OkKDg)

156 There are a lot of adult, straight, women doll collectors, blaster. I'm one of them, but of course dolls don't get talked about here. Which is great. I like this place as it is. Or maybe as it was a few months ago?

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at January 28, 2016 10:18 AM (FQKBL)

157 Sitting here at Seattle's airport. Just watched Michael Medved on cnn. Two thoughts: one, he looks like crap; and two, I used to listen to him all the time. A lot of common sense there. But WTH here lately? Is TrumpPobia that bad?

Posted by: Diogenes at January 28, 2016 10:19 AM (lY6OQ)

158 >>WHO expects 3-4 million Zika cases.


Glad we have such an awesome vetting process for those who come in the country.


Oh, don't worry! The Obama admin is ALL OVER this. Right now they're working diligently on just the right messaging to assuage our fear of the Zika virus. What, you think their time would be better served putting together an action plan for preventing its spread in the US?
Top Men.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Wednesday that federal officials
are planning a "conspicuous, concerted effort" to communicate the risks
of the disease, making clear that it poses a far different --- and less
severe --- threat than the recent Ebola epidemic.


Feel better already!
*changes channel to Real Housewives of Whatevs*

Posted by: Lizzy at January 28, 2016 10:20 AM (NOIQH)

159
Baldur von Schirach mentioned before rush hour in the west. The HQ is a pretty heavy duty place. All I know about Schirach is Goebbels and Hitler hated his cultural work in Vienna, the scrawny little sycophant because he wanted to make Berlin, where he was Gauleiter, the Reich cultural capital, and the deranged mustached one because of his abiding bitterness at his own artistic failure in the Austrian capital.

But Ben - "I'm sure things will change once we have a candidate or at the very least it's down to two or three options".

Hmm. Aren't the food fights here now about, essentially, two or three options? It's not the Huckabee fanatics and the Yeb! loyalists who are going at it. Pretty much you-know-who vs. Cruz and the other Cuban, though that last one barely gets mentioned (not sure if that's because he's such a farcical figure, or anyone to whom he, inexplicably, appeals is too hesitant to mention it).


Posted by: rhomboid at January 28, 2016 10:20 AM (QDnY+)

160 or maybe you guys should sloppy up your comments grammar, typing skills so i don't feel bad!

sjwarrior Willow!

Posted by: willow at January 28, 2016 10:20 AM (OkKDg)

161 They don't do monuments well anymore. I was disappointed with the WWII monument. It looks like the WWI one is out to be even worse.
Posted by: WOPR at January 28, 2016 10:14 AM (LTDSy)
--------
I do like the WWII monument. A matter of preference.

Given the specific location selected for the memorial, I think the designer did an excellent job. The monument is partially sunken so as to not impact sight lines down the mall. The pool within conforms well to the original plan for that portion of the Mall area generated by the McMillan Plan.

Posted by: RioBravo at January 28, 2016 10:20 AM (NUqwG)

162 151: "This Programming is insidious, and stops NATURAL reactions from taking place."

Which is why parenting is all the more essential these days. As a counterbalance to the indoc.

One of the things I kept drilling in to my son's heads was no matter what happens, punch them in the nose. Even if you lose or get suspended, it is vital that everyone else SEES that you will fight back, and there will be a cost.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at January 28, 2016 10:20 AM (4nmNX)

163 There are a lot of adult, straight, women doll collectors, blaster. I'm one of them, but of course dolls don't get talked about here. Which is great. I like this place as it is. Or maybe as it was a few months ago?

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at January 28, 2016 10:18 AM (FQKBL)


So do you buy the expensive special edition Barbies, err, Barb?

Posted by: blaster at January 28, 2016 10:20 AM (2Ocf1)

164 Double teamed her with his brother even...

Posted by: steevy at January 28, 2016 10:20 AM (8HTq1)

165 And from the Land Down Under, where all of the wildlife is trying to kill you, a Moose Limb yute of indeterminate origin was plotting to weaponize a kangaroo.



http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=64056

Posted by: Country Singer at January 28, 2016 10:21 AM (GUBah)

166 Yesterday the guy killed in the "shootout" was brandishing a weapon. Today, he was reaching for his belt where a gun he was carrying was.

Tomorrow, he had his mind on a gun that was in his collection in AZ.

I happen to think that what those guys were doing in Oregon was approaching pointless, but they were occupying a nothing building in the middle of nowhere.

The occupy movement and the movement that took over the capital building in Minnesota and the movement that destroyed Furgeson and the movement that destroyed Baltimore were all left wing movements that killed actual people, raped actual women and destroyed actual property - buttloads of it.

Yet the tiny group of right wing protesters MUST BE STOPPED! And a guy - family guy - gets shot in the face for it.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at January 28, 2016 10:21 AM (BZAd3)

167 AAustrian Schoolchildren Told To Memorize Words To Christian Hymn, School Replaces Word God With Allah



Shockingly, parents had a problem with this.

Weasel Zippers


See this? It's me shaking my head

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 28, 2016 10:22 AM (kzdjp)

168 Best Smiths tribute band: Echobelly, at least the first album. "Insomnia" ftw

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 28, 2016 10:22 AM (C882D)

169 Interesting ranking of world's most dangerous cities:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3419140/ The-50-violent-cities-world-revealed-21-Brazil.html

[take the space before "The" out]

Interesting, though thoroughly predictable, pattern in the list ...

I guess the left and Vichy Right are disappointed that only a few American cities made it onto the list and they think we need to import lots of Central and South Americans to get on top of this competition.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 28, 2016 10:22 AM (zc3Db)

170 157: "A lot of common sense there. But WTH here lately? Is TrumpPobia that bad?"

I'm stuck with him on the ride home from work.

He is fully on board with the Republican Party uber alles.

It's all about the party winning, no matter how they govern.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at January 28, 2016 10:22 AM (4nmNX)

171 Si...a dumbass goes into a movie in a Seattle suburb. He has a concealed carry permit. But his weapon goes off hurting another person. The anti-gun crowd goes nuts. But last night there is a Chicago-level shooting at the homeless tent city. Two dead and more wounded.
Crickets.....

Posted by: Diogenes at January 28, 2016 10:23 AM (lY6OQ)

172 It's always fun to watch Hamiltonian Federalists whine about the consequences of Hamiltonian Federalism.

Posted by: Hot Gates at January 28, 2016 10:23 AM (KJZeR)

173 165 If he had done it you think the lefties would have tuned against them? I mean,blowing up a defenseless animal,worse than the evil lion shooting dentist.

Posted by: steevy at January 28, 2016 10:23 AM (8HTq1)

174 We have spent 2 generation now telling every boy in public school 'you will be suspended for fighting back, even when the other guy throws the first punch'.

This Programming is insidious, and stops NATURAL reactions from taking place.


It also rewards aggression in particularly warped way and penalizes self-defense.

This is yet another issue that isn't being addressed by any of the candidates that I know of. I'd think they'd get a boost by recommending that schools mirror the law and stop criminalizing self-defense.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 28, 2016 10:23 AM (LUgeY)

175 More Germans are arming themselves


http://tinyurl.com/gljmvpf


Gun sellers say that most customers want a pistol that can fit easily into a handbag or a small drawer in the night table. 'People no longer feel safe, otherwise they would not be buying so many products here,' says a seller in North-Rhine Westphalia.

For the last few weeks he has been selling - like many of his colleagues - an average of three times as many alarm, gas, and signal guns as he was prior to the attacks that took place in Cologne on New Year's Eve. The attacks, which targeted women, made international headlines and raised concerns about refugees among large segments of German society.
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You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 28, 2016 10:24 AM (fWAjv)

176 Best Smiths tribute band: Echobelly, at least the first album. "Insomnia" ftw

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 28, 2016 10:22 AM (C882D)


Echobelly is a Blondie tribute band .. and a damn good one!

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 28, 2016 10:25 AM (zc3Db)

177 Hiatus

I ain't got nothing
And nothing is fine with me
Content means nothing

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 28, 2016 10:25 AM (Nwg0u)

178
But he was one of the guys that banged Marylyn Monroe, after she became Marylyn Monroe.


Jim Dougherty was the first guy who slept with MM, before she was MM. According to him, she was absolutely insatiable in bed, wanting to do it 24/7.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 28, 2016 10:25 AM (X6fMO)

179 There are a lot of adult, straight, women doll collectors, blaster. I'm one of them, but of course dolls don't get talked about here. Which is great. I like this place as it is. Or maybe as it was a few months ago?
Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at January 28, 2016 10:18 AM (FQKBL)


It would be sort of hilarious to see a daily doll post start up...

I never cared about dolls, but my grandmother used to buy me madam alexander dolls every year. I had scarlett and a little dutch girl and about 30 others...They're all in the attic right now.

Posted by: Lea at January 28, 2016 10:25 AM (lIU4e)

180 175 Sales of wasser pistols are through the roof.

Posted by: steevy at January 28, 2016 10:26 AM (8HTq1)

181 Yesterday the guy killed in the "shootout" was brandishing a weapon. Today, he was reaching for his belt where a gun he was carrying was.

Tomorrow, he had his mind on a gun that was in his collection in AZ.

I happen to think that what those guys were doing in Oregon was approaching pointless, but they were occupying a nothing building in the middle of nowhere.

The occupy movement and the movement that took over the capital building in Minnesota and the movement that destroyed Furgeson and the movement that destroyed Baltimore were all left wing movements that killed actual people, raped actual women and destroyed actual property - buttloads of it.

Yet the tiny group of right wing protesters MUST BE STOPPED! And a guy - family guy - gets shot in the face for it.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at January 28, 2016 10:21 AM (BZAd3)
________

The double standard is breathtaking.

Recommend Lou Dobbs from last night. He was very careful to use 'occupy' and 'demonstration' as descriptors, mirroring other protests.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 28, 2016 10:26 AM (MIKMs)

182 First Zika case reported in La La land. Something else for me to worry about with my kid. The amount of illegals here who don't get vaccinated has resurrected TB, measles, etc. and now this.

Posted by: IC at January 28, 2016 10:26 AM (+3RH+)

183 178 I think she was hotter as a natural ginger.

Posted by: steevy at January 28, 2016 10:27 AM (8HTq1)

184 For whatever reason, there is a Mexican American Morrissey tribute culture.

http://tinyurl.com/h8jkr3n

Fair warning that goes to WaPo.

Posted by: blaster at January 28, 2016 10:27 AM (2Ocf1)

185 I don't buy the expensive special edition ones, no. They're not my thing. But there are chicks that buy them, just like there are chicks that buy the even more expensive dolls from other brands. There are gay guys in the collector world, definitely, but lots of women too.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at January 28, 2016 10:28 AM (FQKBL)

186 White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Wednesday that federal officials
are planning a "conspicuous, concerted effort" to communicate the risks
of the disease, making clear that it poses a far different --- and less
severe --- threat than the recent Ebola epidemic.


Lizzy, it is far less severe a threat than Ebola. But if you are pregnant, or might get pregnant, it is a huge threat, so much so that I believe they issued travel warnings.

Of course if you are the Obama administration and don't give a damn about unborn babies, you probably think its no big deal.

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

187 It's all about the party winning, no matter how they govern.

-
Funny. I call that losing.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 28, 2016 10:28 AM (Nwg0u)

188 It's not the Huckabee fanatics and the Yeb! loyalists who are going at it.

===

Maybe after NH.

Part of Jeb's base is up that way. Kennebunkport is very close by, lots of Muffy's and Bunny's and prep school types.

Thing is, Cruz might get pushed down there because even if they won't vote Jeb they'll probly dismiss Cruz out of GOPe loyalty.

So Cruz might be 4th or even 5th place there. Likely? Dunno. But it makes NH more crucial than Iowa in some ways if we're trying to keep both Trump and Cruz viable til after SC.

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Fingers at January 28, 2016 10:28 AM (3ZtZW)

189 So what kind of creeping awful is this Zika shit?

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

190 >>I never cared about dolls, but my grandmother used to buy me madam alexander dolls every year.

Heh. Me and my sisters each got a Madame Alexander doll. We were in grade school, so yeah, they got haircuts, my brother decapitated one, etc. Years later I found out these are collectible, valuable. Oops.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 28, 2016 10:29 AM (NOIQH)

191 I will summon The Others.

-
I am not an "other"!

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 28, 2016 10:29 AM (Nwg0u)

192 180 175 Sales of wasser pistols are through the roof.

Posted by: steevy at January 28, 2016 10:26 AM (8HTq1)


Wonder when the antis will implement a buy-back program.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 28, 2016 10:30 AM (fWAjv)

193 Jim Dougherty was the first guy who slept with MM, before she was MM. According to him, she was absolutely insatiable in bed, wanting to do it 24/7.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 28, 2016 10:25 AM (X6fMO)


Now why can't I ever meet a woman like that?

Posted by: every moron, everywhere at January 28, 2016 10:30 AM (WcCoO)

194 I volunteer to do a daily doll post for the HQ.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at January 28, 2016 10:31 AM (FQKBL)

195 189 So what kind of creeping awful is this Zika shit?

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

The virus, which is not spread from person to person, causes flu-like symptoms that usually clear up within a week. But in pregnant women the virus can lead to serious birth defects including microcephaly, in which babies are born with abnormally small heads.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 28, 2016 10:32 AM (fWAjv)

196 And where are the Zika cases exploding now.

Brazil.


And where are the Olympics.

Brazil.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 28, 2016 10:33 AM (fWAjv)

197 186 White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Wednesday that federal officials
are planning a "conspicuous, concerted effort" to communicate the risks
of the disease, making clear that it poses a far different --- and less
severe --- threat than the recent Ebola epidemic.

Lizzy, it is far less severe a threat than Ebola. But if you are pregnant, or might get pregnant, it is a huge threat, so much so that I believe they issued travel warnings.

Of course if you are the Obama administration and don't give a damn about unborn babies, you probably think its no big deal.

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


And we could stop this with a simple change in US Regulation....

A US Regulation that:

1. Had no scientific validity... and

2. The EPA should not have had the power to create anyway (it should have been don't by law)...


Its killed over 600 MILLION people already in Africa and Asia...

I'm talking about DDT.

Zivka is mosquito born virus... we could pretty much stop it cold... but.... Politics...

Posted by: Don Quixote at January 28, 2016 10:34 AM (f7rv6)

198 Teh CDC says the Zika virus usually produces mild flu-like symptoms, but can produce "poor pregnancy outcomes".

Posted by: eman at January 28, 2016 10:34 AM (MQEz6)

199 Buzzion got killed by a trident?

So Fenelon offed him with chewing gum?

Posted by: Donna and V. (no ampersands at the present time) at January 28, 2016 10:34 AM (u0lmX)

200 I can do a titty thread every morning.Give me the keys ace!

Posted by: steevy at January 28, 2016 10:34 AM (8HTq1)

201 >>But in pregnant women the virus can lead to serious birth defects including microcephaly, in which babies are born with abnormally small heads.

So it's like liberalism.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 28, 2016 10:35 AM (Hxh2/)

202 Red Eye is better with Tom Shillue imo. He is quick and funny, draws out his guests and plays along. Gutfeld was doing two shows and he never seemed prepared for either. He'd throw goofy stuff in at random, which sorta worked, but Tom has been good, and strikes me as more "conservative".

Then Gutfeld yesterday was ranting about Trump's guy threatening Megyn, and how any journalist must take this seriously and denounce him or something. It was so over the top I couldn't tell if it was just his schtick.

FOX had said Trump's guy was threatening saying something like "I wouldn't want Megyn to have to go through that again". Whatever it was (again), it happened before so was not a physical threat. I think he meant the regular attacks from Megyn's show ("cut his balls off" style attacks from her field of Trump haters) ... would be responded to by Trump "counterpunching", calling her lightweight or bimbo or whatever.

But it sounded like little Greg was trying to be Megyn's protector, beating his little chest. And that's the thing at FOX, they are sometimes their own family/mob. On Trump they've had a divide, but none from Trump's side are moderators. Megyn did had Giuliani on saying he liked Trump much better than Cruz (too strident and too far right to win or govern effectively), but then Giuliani declared his love for Ailes and said Megyn's question was fair, and they had a moment. ha

Posted by: Illiniwek at January 28, 2016 10:35 AM (5Gpe2)

203 Did a post suddenly disappear?

Posted by: two of spades (promotion pending) at January 28, 2016 10:35 AM (t4GNF)

204 >>Lizzy, it is far less severe a threat than Ebola. But if you are
pregnant, or might get pregnant, it is a huge threat, so much so that I
believe they issued travel warnings.

I know, it's just the typical response from Obama re: spread of new and previously rare (in the US) diseases.

If it were just the Zika virus it would be no big deal (though reports of possible sexual transmission are not good). However, it's TB, whooping cough, mumps, EV-68 w/polio-like paralysis (haven't heard *anything* about that lately, huh?). They've been recklessly escorting unaccompanied foreign minors from our southern border to every state, and then insisting public schools enroll them without the required ID and vaccination records. Just like refusing to stop people from Ebola-infected regions, they are helping spread diseases instead of preventing them. And all they think to do is focus on messaging so we rubes don't notice what they're up to.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 28, 2016 10:35 AM (NOIQH)

205 193: "Now why can't "I" ever meet a woman like that?"

Be careful what you wish for. Many moons ago, a...friend...was close to such a woman.

After a couple of days, his junk was sore, and he couldn't "finish" anymore. He was literally running on empty.

But the woman was not satisfied. Mean things were said, and it did not end well.

So yes, it is possible to get it on TOO MUCH.

Posted by: Azenogoth (Freedom or Fire) at January 28, 2016 10:36 AM (4nmNX)

206 I think I've figured out the Trump campaign. It's just a publicity stunt for a new rom com in which a feisty billionaire falls in love with a feisty girl reporter after having had a public feud with her.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at January 28, 2016 10:36 AM (Nwg0u)

207 Sean Trende has an interesting piece up at RealClearPolitics. He repeats his point that Romney lost big because working class whites failed to turn out for him. Trump solves that problem, obviously. Trende goes on to say that Romney also lost because minority turnout was so large that, even had whites turned out at traditional levels, he would still have lost.

For that reason Obama will be forced to campaign hard for Hillary and/or Bernie both. Getting African Americans to turnout is going to be impossible for those old useless socialists to do on their own. Latinos as well. If all those demographic groups don't turn out at the same historic levels, and working class whites are finally motivated to vote, the Democrats lose on demographics. Then, there is the failure of Progressive policy to consider: lots of minority voters in my town are outspoken in their hate for all Democrats now, after the last seven years of FAIL.

Progressives are appealing to a smaller and smaller base as the months go by without any economic progress.

I think this could be a yuuuuggge victory this year for the forces of good. We just have to keep Rubio, Christie, Bush, and the other dwarves away from the top of the ticket.

Posted by: MTF at January 28, 2016 10:37 AM (LISuA)

208 Fox is a gope enterprise.

Posted by: eman at January 28, 2016 10:37 AM (MQEz6)

209 Years later I found out these are collectible, valuable. Oops.
Posted by: Lizzy at January 28, 2016 10:29 AM (NOIQH)


Ha. Yeah, I hope the ones in the attic aren't melting...The dutch girl had these little wooden shoes! They were really cute but would never stay on.

Posted by: Lea at January 28, 2016 10:37 AM (lIU4e)

210 This is a very cool Kickstarter and not crazy expensive if you want one:

Air Bonsai

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1280002828/air-bonsai-create-your-little-star


Uses magnetism to create a floating bonsai tree.

The Kickstarter goal was $80. They already have over $461K.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 28, 2016 10:37 AM (KUa85)

211 203 Did a post suddenly disappear?
Posted by: two of spades (promotion pending)




Possibly. Was the author wood shampoo?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2016 10:37 AM (dnQ1L)

212 On Wednesday, Jan. 27 a large Hizballah force entered the southern Syrian town of Daraa, a critically dangerous event for Israels security. The way to the town, which lies near the Jordanian border and across from the Israeli Golan, was opened before Hizballah by none other than Russian forces. This was a blatant violation of President Vladimir Putins commitments to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Jordanian King Abdullah not to permit Iranian and Iran-backed forces, such as Hizballah and Iraqi and Afghani Shiite militias, reach their borders in consequence of Russias military intervention in the Syria war.
Daraa is just 32 km from the southern Golan and 12 km from the Jordanian border. Hizballah forces in this town are therefore within easy striking distance from northern Israeli and Jordan.

Thanks Fredo

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 28, 2016 10:38 AM (kzdjp)

213 It's funny to realize that Desert Storm is as distant to a kid in HS today as WWII was to me, and that Vietnam is like WWI.


Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at January 28, 2016 10:02 AM (evdj2)




I work with a Snowflake Generation type. I'll vote for Sanders over Trump cuz Trump's a racist! Any way he was talking about something and I said that will end up like a 1972 election scenario. Blank stare. The other day another comment and I mentioned Kennedy did something similar. Blank stare. They have no clue about anything except he knows that everything is Bush's fault.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 28, 2016 10:38 AM (493sH)

214
Diogenes, Medved has had throat cancer - his appearance might be related to his fight against that. Since he's back on the air I'm hoping that means he's winning his battle, but I don't know. Wish him complete and rapid victory on that front.

On content, he's 80% miss, 20% hit (or was when I used to hear him on the radio, which I've stopped doing). Sensible on random things like the idiocy and financial unsustainability of most fashionable public transport (like "light rail"), and the disaster of expanding, intrusive, comprehensive welfare-ism (e.g. the disastrous explosion in "nutrition" programs that has turned schools into feeding centers for an already welfare-afflicted class of dependent families).

But his overall political "principles" seem to be no more than not agreeing with something that the dumbest, most clueless NPR listener in his social circle might find offensive or "unsophisticated". Positively delusional on mass illegal migration, both substantively and politically. And his somewhat risky (for radio) sarcasm becomes incredibly arrogant and off-putting when he is showing his a** on important topics.

Think he started as a culture/movie critic, where he's probably pretty good.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 28, 2016 10:39 AM (QDnY+)

215 Possibly. Was the author wood shampoo?
Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2016 10:37 AM (dnQ1L)

I believe it was!

Posted by: two of spades (promotion pending) at January 28, 2016 10:39 AM (t4GNF)

216 Its killed over 600 MILLION people already in Africa and Asia...

I'm talking about DDT.

Zivka is mosquito born virus... we could pretty much stop it cold... but.... Politics...

Posted by: Don Quixote at January 28, 2016 10:34 AM (f7rv6)



Perhaps not.

I read an article two days ago that suggested Zika virus may also be sexually transmitted.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 28, 2016 10:39 AM (KUa85)

217 The downside to my refusal to watch Fox ten years ago is that I can't declare my intention to refuse to watch Fox now.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at January 28, 2016 10:40 AM (u5gzz)

218 Its killed over 600 MILLION people already in Africa and Asia...

I'm talking about DDT.

Zivka is mosquito born virus... we could pretty much stop it cold... but.... Politics...


It's called "population control".

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2016 10:41 AM (dnQ1L)

219 TheQuietMan, point out to your special snowflake coworker how the BLM crowd has been hammering Sanders.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at January 28, 2016 10:41 AM (FQKBL)

220 Good job 5.11 Tactical!


Tactical yoga pants


http://tinyurl.com/hckgon5

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 28, 2016 10:41 AM (fWAjv)

221 I think she was hotter as a natural ginger.Posted by: steevy at January 28, 2016 10:27 AM (8HTq1)All a matter of taste, of course. I find MM to be an extraordinarily alluring woman in her platinum blonde guise, though - having read a number of biographies - I don't think I would have liked to have known her; she comes off as a very insecure, hair-trigger and needy emotional sink.MM was my first real crush, which is why I always come down on the "Ginger"* side of the equation, though, when I was growing up, while I wanted Ginger for a girlfriend, I wanted to marry Morticia Addams.*fun fact: super-stacked sexpot Jayne Mansfield was originally offered the role of Ginger Grant, but her agent turned it down.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 28, 2016 10:41 AM (X6fMO)

222 medved also is a vegetarian......and aging....

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at January 28, 2016 10:42 AM (0O7c5)

223 216 Its killed over 600 MILLION people already in Africa and Asia...

I'm talking about DDT.

Zivka is mosquito born virus... we could pretty much stop it cold... but.... Politics...

Posted by: Don Quixote at January 28, 2016 10:34 AM (f7rv6)


Perhaps not.

I read an article two days ago that suggested Zika virus may also be sexually transmitted.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 28, 2016 10:39 AM (KUa85)

Look, sex with mosquitos is all very edgy, we get that, but please think of the morning after.

Posted by: eman at January 28, 2016 10:43 AM (MQEz6)

224
Chelsea Clinton's fundraising FLOP: Soul Cycle event to raise money for Hillary a bust as $2700 seats are offered for just $50 to fill bikes

http://goo.gl/5G6yiw

==============

I bet Ben Dreyfuss was there. LOL

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 28, 2016 10:44 AM (iQIUe)

225 The downside to my refusal to watch Fox ten years ago is that I can't declare my intention to refuse to watch Fox now.
Posted by: Cloyd Freud
-----------------

Sure you can. Use the Global Warming Model. Assertions made ten years ago may be reasserted without penalty, regardless of whatever has happened in the intervening years.

Posted by: Al Gore Jr. at January 28, 2016 10:44 AM (n22zQ)

226 221 Was watching a movie with her (Carolyn Jones)last week,Last Train from Gun Hill.Good movie.

Posted by: steevy at January 28, 2016 10:45 AM (8HTq1)

227 Tactical yoga pants


Is this a great country or what?

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at January 28, 2016 10:45 AM (1xUj/)

228 Sorry for the clumped post. This work computer keeps screwing up formatting.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 28, 2016 10:45 AM (X6fMO)

229 osted by: Lizzy at January 28, 2016 10:29 AM (NOIQH)

The first thing I did when I got a new doll is wash its' hair. I got a Twiggy Barbie doll with short hair (boy, I'm dating myself - that had to be around 1966 or so, when she was big news) and after I washed it, the hair stood in spikes. My Twiggy was so ahead of the curve, she was punk 10 years early.

Posted by: Donna and V. (no ampersands at the present time) at January 28, 2016 10:45 AM (u0lmX)

230 "Look, sex with mosquitos is all very edgy, we get that, but please think of the morning after"

Sounds a bit "judgy" to me.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 28, 2016 10:46 AM (LA7Cm)

231 I work with a Snowflake Generation type. I'll vote for Sanders over Trump cuz Trump's a racist! Any way he was talking about something and I said that will end up like a 1972 election scenario. Blank stare. The other day another comment and I mentioned Kennedy did something similar. Blank stare. They have no clue about anything except he knows that everything is Bush's fault.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 28, 2016 10:38 AM (493sH)

And that is because History is no longer taught in any rational form in junior high or high school anymore. The entire history curriculum consists of all the racists and oppressive things that America has done to others. Everything from killing all the Indians and bringing them diseases and tobacco, etc. to slavery to the KKK hanging blacks in the south, etc.

Just yesterday someone posted that Amherst college is going to remove their mascot, Lord Jeff, who I believe was a founder of the college. He dared write, at one point in the 1700s, that his band of settlers, etc. who were pretty much defenseless against the natives, should give the natives smallpox blankets and kill them off before they were all captured, tortured and killed by them.

He is now the most evil man ever.
Of course, no one talks about the natives who often killed their opponents in the most horrible way ever.

Posted by: Jen the original at January 28, 2016 10:47 AM (TKQrK)

232 Tactical yoga pants, eh? Guns and gams!

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 28, 2016 10:47 AM (kpqmD)

233 Sad thing... quietman... I was having beers with two guys my age, 50+.. mentioning some of the same points like you mentioned... and they might as well have been 20. They literally had no idea about political history . All they know is ESPN, fantasy football, etc. They can go into extreme details about all things sports or stupid movie trivia, but what they don't know was dumbfounding to me.

I made a quip about LBJ helping steal the election for JFK in 60, as well as Mayor Daley in Chicago.. and they blinked at me... They didn't know LBJ was a democrat.. or that he and JFK were the ones that ran the Viet Nam war... they both said it was Nixon and the Republicans! Many more examples... it was depressing.

Posted by: Yip & 2 Corinthians at January 28, 2016 10:48 AM (e7T6D)

234 FOX had said Trump's guy was threatening saying something like "I wouldn't want Megyn to have to go through that again". Whatever it was (again), it happened before so was not a physical threat. I think he meant the regular attacks from Megyn's show ("cut his balls off" style attacks from her field of Trump haters) ... would be responded to by Trump "counterpunching", calling her lightweight or bimbo or whatever.


Posted by: Illiniwek at January 28, 2016 10:35 AM (5Gpe2)

_____

Candidates are supposed to debate each other, not the moderators. Trump is the only Republican running that seems to understand this. Even Cruz, who was Mr Fight the MSM Bias, doesn't seem to grasp the bigger picture in all of this.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at January 28, 2016 10:48 AM (0LHZx)

235 There isn't any other blog on the 'net where the blog owner can turn the comments section over to the audience and get content like this. Tactical Yoga Pants, Barbie dolls, and firearms.

Next thing we'll be talking about pork roasts.

Posted by: Sigurd Askr at January 28, 2016 10:48 AM (meisE)

236 I believe I can state with confidence that I'm not "Period Positive."

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at January 28, 2016 10:49 AM (u5gzz)

237 Tactical yoga pants? Thank you 5.11 for solving my Valentines Day shopping problem!

Posted by: blaster at January 28, 2016 10:50 AM (2Ocf1)

238 Its killed over 600 MILLION people already in Africa and Asia...

Eugenics ftw!

Posted by: margaret sanger at January 28, 2016 10:50 AM (evdj2)

239 >>Next thing we'll be talking about pork roasts.


Just please don't start in on the beans in chili debate, or whether or not ketchup is an appropriate condiment for hotdogs.....

Posted by: Lizzy at January 28, 2016 10:51 AM (NOIQH)

240 Trump is really going at it on twitter. He called MK a bimbo.

https://goo.gl/tAZtG3

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at January 28, 2016 10:51 AM (iQIUe)

241 Alright,because you all deserve this.

Hillary Clinton in yoga pants.

You're welcome.

Posted by: steevy at January 28, 2016 10:51 AM (8HTq1)

242 Just yesterday someone posted that Amherst college is going to remove their mascot, Lord Jeff, who I believe was a founder of the college.

Yeah, I just read an NYT piece about this.

Side note: No. 2 Son's best friend started at Amherst in the Fall. He found that it had no standards at all, there were no expectations of the students, there was no structure to anything.

Instead of finding the liesure delightful he dropped out and is looking for an art school. It drove him nuts to have nothing expected of him.

I have used this in conversation with a ginger who laments everything about "kids these days". Some of the kids are alright.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at January 28, 2016 10:52 AM (1xUj/)

243 Talking about pork roasts is offensive to mslims.

Posted by: steevy at January 28, 2016 10:52 AM (8HTq1)

244 >>Its killed over 600 MILLION people already in Africa and Asia...


Every time I see an ad for that charity that sends mosquito nets to Africa I scream "Send DDT, you idiots!!!"

Posted by: Lizzy at January 28, 2016 10:53 AM (NOIQH)

245 Talking about pork roasts is offensive to mslims.



Fuck them.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2016 10:53 AM (dnQ1L)

246 233 Sad thing... quietman... I was having beers with two guys my age, 50+.. mentioning some of the same points like you mentioned... and they might as well have been 20. They literally had no idea about political history . All they know is ESPN, fantasy football, etc. They can go into extreme details about all things sports or stupid movie trivia, but what they don't know was dumbfounding to me... They didn't know LBJ was a democrat.. or that he and JFK were the ones that ran the Viet Nam war... they both said it was Nixon and the Republicans! Many more examples... it was depressing.
Posted by: Yip & 2 Corinthians at January 28, 2016 10:48 AM (e7T6D)

We need to create easily digestible numerical scores, like a batter's slashline, based on money, voting, and affiliations, and create a political climate where your average American expects performance from their representatives the same way they expect performance from their sports teams.

With the same lusty calls for firings of incompetents and those who fail to meet their goals as you get for a head coach after a 6-10 season.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at January 28, 2016 10:53 AM (xuouz)

247 Just please don't start in on the beans in chili debate, or whether or not ketchup is an appropriate condiment for hotdogs.....
Posted by: Lizzy at January 28, 2016 10:51 AM (NOIQH)
------
Really?

beans - yes; catsup - no; ketchup - no

Posted by: RioBravo at January 28, 2016 10:53 AM (NUqwG)

248 Any way he was talking about something and I said that will end up like a 1972 election scenario.

Except the country isn't the same as it was in 1972.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 28, 2016 10:54 AM (FkBIv)

249 Rhomboid.
Did not know that about Medved and the cancer. I've always enjoyed listening to him and found it interesting that I came to disagree more frequently over the years. I hope he has a full recovery.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 28, 2016 10:54 AM (lY6OQ)

250
Ted Nugent : Free for all
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c2OM7HEfrs

Posted by: Sigurd Askr at January 28, 2016 10:54 AM (meisE)

251 Kidney beans are what make chili chili.

Now I want chimi chimi changas.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at January 28, 2016 10:54 AM (xuouz)

252 Ketchup on eggs!

Posted by: Yip & 2 Corinthians at January 28, 2016 10:55 AM (e7T6D)

253
Candidates are supposed to debate each other, not the moderators. Trump is the only Republican running that seems to understand this. Even Cruz, who was Mr Fight the MSM Bias, doesn't seem to grasp the bigger picture in all of this.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at January 28, 2016 10:48 AM (0LHZx)



I hope someone at the debate calls out FOX -

and specifically Megyn if they continue with the charade of bringing on two Dim activists. (one illegal alien, one muslim activist - voting for Sanders)

to shit all over a Republican debate.


Though I also hope that if FOX brings them out that the candidates have enough moxie to push straight back and not back off their positions.

This has all the makings of a complete shit show.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 28, 2016 10:55 AM (KUa85)

254
Yip, your tale could be told by all or most of us, I'd guess.

But, as with so many other things, it's impossible to know how today compares to earlier times.

Back when, for example,a now thoroughly degraded and (politically) idiotic, lifeless place like CA would do things like ban welfare for illegals and abolish "bilingual" education (both by ballot initiative), were normal people more politically aware and sensible as well as smarter about public policy? This was just 30 years ago or less.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 28, 2016 10:55 AM (QDnY+)

255 Ketchup on chimichangas.

Posted by: eleven at January 28, 2016 10:56 AM (qUNWi)

256 Ketchup on cottage cheese!

Posted by: Richard Nixon at January 28, 2016 10:56 AM (1xUj/)

257 We need to create easily digestible numerical scores, like a batter's slashline, based on money, voting, and affiliations, and create a political climate where your average American expects performance from their representatives the same way they expect performance from their sports teams.



Trump .398
Cruz .390
Rubio .270
Jeb .170

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2016 10:56 AM (dnQ1L)

258 Talking about pork roasts is offensive to mslims.



Fuck them.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2016 10:53 AM (dnQ1L)


That's the spirit! There is something we can all agree we all hate!

*american muslim lurkers blackout slowly*

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 28, 2016 10:57 AM (UnJ7w)

259 Kidney beans are what make chili chili.



Cheap protein that extends the amount of the meal.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2016 10:57 AM (dnQ1L)

260 Tactical pork roasts!

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at January 28, 2016 10:58 AM (RD7QR)

261 "Ketchup on chimichangas."


Now we're just getting ridiculous.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 28, 2016 10:58 AM (LA7Cm)

262 Chili. What's that?

Posted by: Teresa Heinz Ketchup at January 28, 2016 10:58 AM (u5gzz)

263 Did not know that about Medved and the cancer. I've always enjoyed listening to him and found it interesting that I came to disagree more frequently over the years. I hope he has a full recovery.
Posted by: Diogenes


When he first came back on the air after his cancer treatment he sounded like a different person. His voice seems to have recovered and sounds as it did before.
He looks different without his mustache.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 28, 2016 10:58 AM (FkBIv)

264 Ketchup and mayonnaise added separately to a sandwich reminds me of white first aid cream applied to bleeding wound.

Posted by: RioBravo at January 28, 2016 10:59 AM (NUqwG)

265 Ketchup on chimichangas.
Posted by: eleven at January 28, 2016 10:56 AM (qUNWi

okay, for that i will just have to find an ignore feature.

i have a kid that will put ketchup on his cheese, green pepper ,and salsa omelette's.
i keep promising to quit cooking.

also on steaks

Posted by: willow at January 28, 2016 10:59 AM (nIGPZ)

266 On the podcast a couple of weeks ago BCochran was advocating carrots in chili.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at January 28, 2016 10:59 AM (1xUj/)

267 257 We need to create easily digestible numerical scores, like a batter's slashline, based on money, voting, and affiliations, and create a political climate where your average American expects performance from their representatives the same way they expect performance from their sports teams.



Trump .398
Cruz .390
Rubio .270
Jeb .170



Or
Trump .45
Cruz 9mm
Rubio .380
Jeb .17 HMR

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2016 10:59 AM (dnQ1L)

268 Somehow, I just can't see John Wick, in Tactical Yoga Pants, doing what John Wick does.

Posted by: Sigurd Askr at January 28, 2016 11:00 AM (meisE)

269 Another unintended consequence by the idiocy of Fox and other "conservative" media...

When the inevitable CNN debate in September is announced, with "moderators" like Candy Crowley, it will be impossible for the Republican nominee to say fuck that, I'm not going. Since every so-called conservative media personality is bashing Trump for not going as ordered to a debate, they won't be able to then call out CNN or ABC or NBC when they stack the deck with left wing hacks.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at January 28, 2016 11:00 AM (0LHZx)

270 Bandersnatch, it is good to know the dinners partners we can ignore.

Posted by: willow at January 28, 2016 11:01 AM (nIGPZ)

271 "Jeb .17 HMR"

Naw, .17 HMR is too zippy to be Jeb.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at January 28, 2016 11:01 AM (u5gzz)

272 266 That ginger freak!

Posted by: steevy at January 28, 2016 11:01 AM (8HTq1)

273 "Jeb .17 HMR"

Naw, .17 HMR is too zippy to be Jeb.



True. But it's also very, very small and only good for one thing.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2016 11:02 AM (dnQ1L)

274 Jeb .22 rimfire?

Posted by: steevy at January 28, 2016 11:02 AM (8HTq1)

275
Have not watched a presidential "debate" since, well, not sure, but early 2000s (too painful), but is the one tonight REALLY going to feature call-in "questions" from an illegal and a Muslim grievance peddler?

Really?

Fox couldn't find a business owner ruined by "environmental" regulation and rent-seeking, or one of the millions financially ruined or heavily damaged by O-care and the destruction of what remained of the private policy market? Or even a construction worker economically ruined by illegal migration, to stay "on topic" with their list of issues?

Really?

Posted by: rhomboid at January 28, 2016 11:02 AM (QDnY+)

276 Since every so-called conservative media personality is bashing Trump for not going as ordered to a debate, they won't be able to then call out CNN or ABC or NBC when they stack the deck with left wing hacks.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at January 28, 2016 11:00 AM (0LHZx)
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Inconsistency and hypocrisy have never bothered them before.

Posted by: RioBravo at January 28, 2016 11:02 AM (NUqwG)

277 Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at January 28, 2016 11:00 AM (0LHZx)

That's a good point. I didn't consider that.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 28, 2016 11:03 AM (UnJ7w)

278 Jeb .22 rimfire?



Raven .25 acp

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2016 11:03 AM (dnQ1L)

279 my friends son will make ketchup sandwiches!

yes, just ketchup with a milk chaser

Posted by: willow at January 28, 2016 11:03 AM (nIGPZ)

280 rhomboid, @254.. yeah ... I guess to me it's, regardless of age, some folks just don't like history or politics or current events... etc. I don't know. I always have and I enjoy reading about stuff in real time, AND reading about what lead to what, etc.

Probably most of us morons are of the same mindset... that why we read and share here. I'm aware though, that there are folks , our peers, that just could not care less... they have opinions and pick shit up here and there... but really... they glass over if you go into any political or historical discussion with them. They are not stupid, but ignorant... by choice.

They float above it all. But can site all sorts of stuff in areas they care about. Hell, one of the guys I was mentioning... his exposure to the internet is scores and handicaps and looking up stats. Other than that... nah bro... he doesn't read anything. Heh.

Posted by: Yip & 2 Corinthians at January 28, 2016 11:04 AM (e7T6D)

281 272 266 That ginger freak!
Posted by: steevy at January 28, 2016 11:01 AM (8HTq1)

Now I've got "SuperFreak" stuck in my head. ("She's a superfreak! Superfreak! She's superfreakin', yow...")

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at January 28, 2016 11:04 AM (RD7QR)

282 >>Somehow, I just can't see John Wick, in Tactical Yoga Pants, doing what John Wick does.

*ahem*

Posted by: Lizzy at January 28, 2016 11:04 AM (NOIQH)

283 >>>>Somehow, I just can't see John Wick, in Tactical Yoga Pants, doing what John Wick does.

*ahem*
See Adrianne Palecki, Ms. Perkins in "John Wick"

Posted by: Lizzy at January 28, 2016 11:05 AM (NOIQH)

284 grr, time to hit the shower and start the day.

be good

Posted by: willow at January 28, 2016 11:05 AM (nIGPZ)

285 Have not watched a presidential "debate" since, well, not sure, but early 2000s (too painful), but is the one tonight REALLY going to feature call-in "questions" from an illegal and a Muslim grievance peddler?

Really?


Really. And now you see why Trump decided to skip the Battle of Little Bighorn ambush.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2016 11:06 AM (dnQ1L)

286 Jeb .17 HMR

Posted by: rickb223


dude... .17HMR is not low energy! heh.

Posted by: Yip & 2 Corinthians at January 28, 2016 11:06 AM (e7T6D)

287 "the charade of bringing on two Dim activists. (one illegal alien, one muslim activist - voting for Sanders) ... to shit all over a Republican debate." naturalflake

yeah, O'Reilly was telling Trump, "you gotta go show you can face that and handle it"

No, throwing crap in their face repeatedly and them coming back for more is not "presidential". Do we want the president to have to campaign by facing illegal sad stories ... the "why do you hate these dear children that just want to live the American dream?"

It is FOX pushing the globalist propaganda crap, when they should have (murdered by illegal) Kate's family on, or all the families harmed by the illegal trafficking, or the Disney workers pushed out and forced to train their H1B replacements. Being submissive to that BS is not leadership.

Cruz says it's a job interview ... nope. Megyn is not doing the hiring, and loving the illegals is not a job requirement. Trump is winning by bypassing the media control of the process of citizens making their choice. Cruz Rubio will play, as they love the FOX help at bringing down Trump.

Posted by: Illiniwek at January 28, 2016 11:07 AM (5Gpe2)

288 dang, you guys beat me to it! Heh. I read too slow... but making coffee too..

Posted by: Yip & 2 Corinthians at January 28, 2016 11:07 AM (e7T6D)

289 On the podcast a couple of weeks ago BCochran was advocating carrots in chili.

That is beyond the pale. Burn him.

Posted by: Grey Fox at January 28, 2016 11:08 AM (bZ7mE)

290 dude... .17HMR is not low energy! heh.



True. But it's so tiny as to be inconsequential.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2016 11:08 AM (dnQ1L)

291 Jeb is .22 cal BB cartridge.

Posted by: Tilikum Cruel Assault Whale at January 28, 2016 11:08 AM (+aCe4)

292 I'm aware though, that there are folks , our peers, that just could not care less
Posted by: Yip & 2 Corinthians at January 28, 2016 11:04 AM (e7T6D)
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Excluding those who have run for office, serve in political office, or have worked directly for a serving politician:

Who is happier?
Who is healthier?
Who makes more of a difference or has more impact on policy?

Posted by: RioBravo at January 28, 2016 11:08 AM (NUqwG)

293
Aha! Stealth edit? Ben seems to have dropped the line from this post about the primaries filtering down to "two or three" contenders as a time for him to return to a presumably less contentious environment.

Of course I wish he'd take no hiatus, and he's free to do anything, but it didn't make sense the way he originally stated it. It's already down to 2 or 3 contenders, or at least it looks that way. In any case, given the menu, I don't expect the discussion to get much more decorous and restrained any time soon.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 28, 2016 11:09 AM (QDnY+)

294 Of course I wish he'd take no hiatus, and he's free to do anything, but it didn't make sense the way he originally stated it. It's already down to 2 or 3 contenders, or at least it looks that way. In any case, given the menu, I don't expect the discussion to get much more decorous and restrained any time soon.
Posted by: rhomboid at January 28, 2016 11:09 AM (QDnY+)


I, for one, will miss the insightful quips from Jim Gilmore.

Posted by: jwb7605 at January 28, 2016 11:11 AM (DofIg)

295 I think people owe it to themselves to be at least somewhat conversant on what's going on in the world besides what the MFM spins. It affects our lives every day, from the gas pump, to taxes that we pay, to inflation on the groceries we buy. I worry that the American people are still too affluent to worry overly much about these things, but then again, the Great Depression gave us moar FDR. People may finally feel the effects of what they voted for, but will be too stupid still the figure out the cause.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at January 28, 2016 11:11 AM (FQKBL)

296 >>yeah, O'Reilly was telling Trump, "you gotta go show you can face that and handle it"

He faces that just about every time he has an interview with the MSM.
He faces that at his various campaign events when hecklers show up and scream this stuff at him. As do all of the candidates.

No, the debate is supposedly to help GOP voters decide which candidate to vote for, not a chance to show they can also to appeal to Lefty media hacks and internet activists.
They don't need yet another opportunity to defend their stands on the issues, they need to tell us why their policy ideas on immigration, terrorism, etc. would be more effective than the other ***GOP***candidates.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 28, 2016 11:12 AM (NOIQH)

297 There's a nood with a drawing.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at January 28, 2016 11:13 AM (1xUj/)

298 294 Of course I wish he'd take no hiatus, and he's free to do anything, but it didn't make sense the way he originally stated it. It's already down to 2 or 3 contenders, or at least it looks that way. In any case, given the menu, I don't expect the discussion to get much more decorous and restrained any time soon.
Posted by: rhomboid at January 28, 2016 11:09 AM (QDnY+)

I, for one, will miss the insightful quips from Jim Gilmore.
Posted by: jwb7605 at January 28, 2016 11:11 AM (DofIg)

Who?

Posted by: George Pataki at January 28, 2016 11:13 AM (RD7QR)

299 Nood

Posted by: rickb223 at January 28, 2016 11:15 AM (dnQ1L)

300 Heb es firing los cartuchos de fogueos.

Posted by: Jeb's Wife at January 28, 2016 11:16 AM (ZsN9X)

301
"People may finally feel the effects of what they voted for, but will be too stupid still the figure out the cause."

That seems to be humanity in general. Socialism has destroyed Mexico. Yet the people from there come to America and what do they want? Socialism.
Too many people cannot and will not face reality. Look at the CA leftists. They have turned CA upside down, then they move to a red state like CO to get away from the mess they created. Once in CO, they start the cycle over again.

Posted by: Tilikum Cruel Assault Whale at January 28, 2016 11:17 AM (m3iiU)

302 RioBravo.... they are happier. No doubt about it.

Posted by: Yip & 2 corinthians at January 28, 2016 11:17 AM (e7T6D)

303 I bought a .17HMY caliber to try to reach out and touch varmints from a longer distance than the 22. But rounds are a little expensive, and they say the wind blows them around more. I've barely shot it so far, impulse buy.

So still need bigger guns anyway. But so far I don't hunt, even though the deer surround me. one day ... one day ... oh, and I'm legal for crossbow in a couple years, instead of those whimpy compound bows. lol

Posted by: Illiniwek at January 28, 2016 11:22 AM (5Gpe2)

304 Jeb .22 rimfire?
----

BB Cap

Posted by: Al Gore Jr. at January 28, 2016 11:23 AM (n22zQ)

305 Jeb! has fallen below the Rubio Line in every one of the last four seasons.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at January 28, 2016 11:25 AM (evdj2)

306 So still need bigger guns anyway. But so far I don't hunt, even though the deer surround me. one day ... one day ... oh, and I'm legal for crossbow in a couple years, instead of those whimpy compound bows. lol
Posted by: Illiniwek
-------------------------

Well, as you know, there is no 'One size fits all'. If I had to buy a single, practical rifle, and since I don't live in Alaska, I would be inclined towards a .243.

Shooting ground squirrels or rabbits with a .243 is overkill by a fair margin, but it's not insane. Hunting whitetails with the same is certainly not unreasonable at decent ranges. So, a good compromise. Quite a step up from a .17 though.

If it's only for vermin, it would be hard to go wrong with any of the bolt action .223's.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 28, 2016 11:33 AM (n22zQ)

307 "...welcome back to Monday Night Poliball. Ted Cruz is coming up to the plate now, his average this season is up to a .374, which is a career best for the Texas slugger."

"Dave, I have to admit I had misgivings when he took Rubio's spot in the lineup, since the switch-hitter's average of .360 had looked so solid in the past, but it turns out Cruz' reliability has definately been an asset."

"No joking, that unforced error last season nearly cost them the championship. That's just not something you want to see in your clean-up position."

"While we're waiting for the pitcher to warm up, some news from around the league. Former big-time leadoff man Eric Cantor's been sent back down to the developmental leagues after his humiliating showing in last season's playoffs. Former New York big man Michael Bloomberg is still considering becoming a free agent according to sources close to him. And finally, Florida has traded Jeb Bush to Maine's developmental team for two players to be named later..."

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at January 28, 2016 11:35 AM (9krrF)

308 Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist


I chuckled out loud.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor with equal or greater value at January 28, 2016 11:44 AM (evdj2)

309 Thanks Hammer ... I'll look at those. Maybe one of each since guns seem like a good investment, even if I don't use them much. Need to renew my man card one day with "killed, butchered, ate own deer" merit badge. lol I think one needs at least 30 caliber to hunt deer, legally. Most use shotgun, which has to be at least 44 caliber.

Posted by: Illiniwek at January 28, 2016 11:53 AM (5Gpe2)

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