Overnight Open Thread (2-2-2016)

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Quote of the Day

If "power posing" could change your life, we could be a nation of Donald Trumps.

-- John Hinderaker of PowerLine in Are the Social Sciences Scientific?

Bernie Sanders Supporters Can't Describe Socialism

But they know and love it when they hear it from a true believer.

Shorter Andrea Tantaros: Serving in Afghanistan Doesn't Count

In her zeal to attack Jeb via George P. Bush Tantaros managed to dig a hole of stupid.

Time Inconsistent, Semi-Fraudulent Locksmiths And Their Enemies

An interesting article on the hidden battles going on behind the results of Google Maps.

Modern Canada: Man Jailed for Unregistered Cat

Carpet-Bombing ISIS Would Be Un-American, US General Says After GOP Contenders Call For Indiscriminate Killing in Syria and Iraq

Well I've always understood the term 'carpet bombing' in campaign speeches to be more of a term of art meaning widespread bombing of every possible enemy target we can find. Plus I don't think we have the resources to do a full indiscriminate 'carpet bombing' even if we wanted to.

Follow-up questions: Was the US un-American in WWII? Is being 'American' in war really just a matter of technology level then?

Feminist Triggered by Clothing Sizes

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And yes I do wear size Gabriel shirts.

China Starting a New Crackdown on Christians

"Moonshiners" Reality TV Star Convicted For Sawed-Off Shotgun

Steven Ray Tickle, 39, known from the "Moonshiners" television series, was found guilty in Pittsylvania County Circuit Court on Thursday of possession or use of a sawed-off shotgun or rifle. There was no evidence that Tickle used the gun; however, under Virginia law, being found with the weapon is a crime.

Pittsylvania Commonwealth's Attorney Bryan Haskins said Tickle was found in possession of the sawed-off shotgun during a traffic stop July 12. He was stopped because a headlight on his black Dodge truck was out.

Cpl. T.W. Eanes of the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office conducted the traffic stop and discovered that Tickle's driver's license was suspended. Eanes said in court that he could see the weapon inside the truck.

Here I think of the wise words of a friend: Never break more than one law at a time.

ticklesbs2

A metaphor for your life: Kirk vs. Gorn

Top 10 People Who Helped Their Lovers Escape From Prison

I'd like to think that if it ever came down to it that Mrs. Maetenloch would spend several years learning to fly a helicopter just so she could come bust me out of prison. But I know that she's prone to air sickness and not overly fond of heights...or jail.

In 1986, Michel Vaujour was serving 28 years at La Sante Prison in Paris for armed robbery and the attempted murder of a policeman. He had successfully escaped from prison three times before, but for his latest attempt, he would enlist the aid of his wife, Nadine. Michel's plan involved the use of a helicopter and, even though Nadine had never a piloted a chopper in her life, she took lessons in order to learn how to fly.

On May 28, Nadine rented a helicopter and flew towards La Sante Prison. At the same time, Michel constructed a fake gun and painted some nectarines to make them look like grenades. This ruse managed to fool the guards, who allowed Michel to make his way to the prison roof. Nadine soon arrived in the chopper and picked up her husband. They later touched down at a nearby football field, where a car was waiting for them to make their escape.

The pair remained free for four months until Nadine was captured at a villa on September 27. The next day, Michel and two accomplices made an attempt to rob a branch of Credit Lyonnais in Paris, and got involved in a shootout with police. Michel was seriously wounded and left in a coma after being shot in the head. Nadine wound up serving 16 months in jail; while Michel eventually awoke from his coma, his brain injury was so severe that he had to learn how to speak again.

In spite of this setback, Michel made a full recovery, and would actually attempt two more helicopter escapes from prison in 1993.

Michel-Vaujour-escape

Hidden Population of Lions Found in Ethiopia

How To Spot a Future Programmer

A bit of laziness plus an aversion to dull, repetitive work is at the core of many an engineering innovation.

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Ungrateful Loaf Unfaithful Again

Rich White People Problems: The Police Blotter Of Atherton, CA Where The Median House Price Is $4,010,200

Years ago I worked in a town near Atherton and yes checking the weekly Atherton police blotter for the latest 'crimes' was one of our amusements. A classic was a reported case of littering which was found to be a two year old laptop left on someone's front porch.

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The Yahoo group is for closers only.

Teh Tweet!

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1 FIRST!

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at February 02, 2016 11:12 PM (m9V0o)

2 Had to get that out of the way. Calling the corgis now.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at February 02, 2016 11:12 PM (m9V0o)

3 Well Its Groundhog Day. Again.

Posted by: buzzion at February 02, 2016 11:13 PM (zt+N6)

4 Why did the snowman name his dog Frost?




Because Frost bites!

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at February 02, 2016 11:14 PM (sOhww)

5 Woot, woot & woot, ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2016 11:15 PM (voOPb)

6 In her zeal to attack Jeb via George P. Bush Tantaros managed to dig a hole of stupid.

WSJ used to run a daily Web thingy, and completely-unsurprising sentences like this featured as "Bottom Story of the Day."

Posted by: Splunge at February 02, 2016 11:15 PM (iMxBJ)

7 Clocks in for a few.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 02, 2016 11:15 PM (on01m)

8 Obama Administration Declares War on the Gender Binary

The idea that there are not just two "genders" isn't just limited to colleges or Tumblr, but has reached all the way to the White House.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=11025

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 02, 2016 11:15 PM (vBeA5)

9 I wonder. Has Andrea ever even bothered to appear in a USO tour?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 02, 2016 11:16 PM (8PbKi)

10 Holy shit.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 02, 2016 11:18 PM (gnB5x)

11 >> Obama Administration Declares War on the Gender Binary

It has been long known that there are 10 types of people.

Those who understand binary notation, and those who do not.

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at February 02, 2016 11:18 PM (sOhww)

12
Andrea Tantaros - In 2015, she started dating Jane's Addiction and former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist, Dave Navarro.



You're Dave Navarro and you end up getting a 37 year old Andrea Tantaros?

Man, life of a rock-star ain't what it used to be.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 02, 2016 11:18 PM (kdS6q)

13 Andrea is a naughty, naughty girl.

She needs a good, firm hand, and I'm just the man to give it to her.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 02, 2016 11:18 PM (/33sy)

14 There was testimony before congress where a general said he didn't have authority to attack the Taliban. He could defend, but not attack.

Also, we're running out of bombs we need to bomb the Islamic state.

Posted by: Willburn Sooner at February 02, 2016 11:18 PM (P3GWR)

15 "Moonshiners" Reality TV Star Convicted For Sawed-Off Shotgun

But who could have foreseen such a thing?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 02, 2016 11:19 PM (wCF3s)

16 So, did Bill DiBlasio succeed in murdering another groundhog?

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 02, 2016 11:19 PM (vBeA5)

17 Heh. Groundhog Day was on a few times in a row earlier today...

Yes, Tickle. It was stipid to drive around in your beater truck with a suspended license. If you must own a snub nose scattergun, keep it at home!

Don't get me started on "Canadian jailed for unregistered cat..."

Evening, all. Busy day here solving the world's problems, i see.

Posted by: Chi at February 02, 2016 11:19 PM (ENe42)

18 Hola, amigoz en loz intertuboz!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at February 02, 2016 11:19 PM (EzgxV)

19 When I wrote lines as punishment - which was not infrequent - I developed an assembly line method of doing it to save time.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 02, 2016 11:19 PM (kpqmD)

20 Wow - in before the cute stubby puppehs!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at February 02, 2016 11:20 PM (Saqzi)

21 Whoops. Read the content first, got to the bottom and found only four comments. I coulda been a top tenner.

Well... in before the morning thread?

Evening, Overnighters!

Posted by: mindful webworker - whoops at February 02, 2016 11:20 PM (ACs58)

22 The Atherton story is funny, but actually useful: if you're thinking of moving to a community, find the paper or whatever source lists the local police blotter. If it has things like bicycle thefts and the occasional schizophrenic freakout, OK, move there. If it has the sort of thing that showed up in the Boston area I lived in for a while, like "someone three blocks from your address was pulled from the street and raped at 9 PM," reconsider.

Posted by: Splunge at February 02, 2016 11:20 PM (iMxBJ)

23 Kirk, don't stand too close.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 02, 2016 11:21 PM (gnB5x)

24 >>>How To Spot a Future Programmer
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F*ck that reminds me of the 2nd grade & Miss Stoud. I don't know how many times I wrote out the word quiet with 2 pens than the damn definition of discipline.

I didn't grow up to be a programmer

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2016 11:21 PM (voOPb)

25 If it has the sort of thing that showed up in the Boston area I lived in for a while, like "someone three blocks from your address was pulled from the street and raped at 9 PM," reconsider.
Posted by: Splunge

So no moving to Germany then?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at February 02, 2016 11:21 PM (Pwh6H)

26 I got you, babe.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 02, 2016 11:22 PM (sl+zA)

27 Happy Marmot Day!

Posted by: davidt at February 02, 2016 11:22 PM (8aOqE)

28 12
You're Dave Navarro and you end up getting a 37 year old Andrea Tantaros?

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 02, 2016 11:18 PM (kdS6q)


Not seeing the problem.

Posted by: rickl at February 02, 2016 11:22 PM (sdi6R)

29 Well, I had yet another possible job opportunity slam shut on me today. In the immortal words of Eric Cartman: fuck fuckity fuck fuck fuck!

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

30 23 Kirk, don't stand too close.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 02, 2016 11:21 PM (gnB5x)
***
I swear, I hum this song at least once a day:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNIZofPB8ZM

God bless and prosper my 'nieces.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 02, 2016 11:22 PM (/33sy)

31 I thought Gabe was the ungrateful loaf....

Posted by: cthulhu at February 02, 2016 11:22 PM (EzgxV)

32 Even though Douhet was the theorist of daylight precision bombing to kill the cow that produces the milk of war, when RAF Bomber Command and the USAAF 8th Air Force tried it; it was their bomber cows getting slaughtered. Until the advent of long range fighter escorts in sufficient number.

Sure the theory was there but reality even after the advent of the P-51B Mustang ensured most bombs fell far from the target. And when the 20th Air Force went after Japan in very high altitude B-29A Superfortresses they encountered another problem that affected aim, the jet stream.

So Germany, Italy, and Japan got Blitzed on a far greater scale than the Germans ever managed against England.

And then there is the little matter of how the US Pacific Fleet waged unrestricted submarine warfare against Imperial Japan. You know, the same tactic that got the Germans pilloried in WWI and in WWII.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 02, 2016 11:23 PM (xcJZI)

33 So BC is now in the Gabriel Malor Club?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2016 11:23 PM (voOPb)

34
Brought over from last thread ---

639
This is too delicious for words -- blue on blue cannibalism

http://tinyurl.com/hcwo2l9

Can you imagine how absolutely infuriating it must be for Hillary to have to work so hard to be likable, but strong? Hip, but above the need to be seen as cool? For everything she says to be perfect because she'd be crucified otherwise, meanwhile Bernie Sanders could say pretty much anything he wants and it would be seen as the goddamn revolution? I'm so infuriated on her behalf. Because what you like about Bernie, what they like about Trump, she doesn't get to do that. She doesn't get to be all wild hair and yelling. Do I wish different? Of course. And the first female president would go a long way toward making that difference possible.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 02, 2016 11:23 PM (BK3ZS)

35 Teresa, too rare.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 02, 2016 11:23 PM (gnB5x)

36 twenty-nine?

Posted by: jake at February 02, 2016 11:23 PM (HLUeE)

37 Tantaros is hot and has a fabulous rack!! So, she gets a pass.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 02, 2016 11:23 PM (35kFT)

38 .... service falls into realm of textbook special treatment for children of political dynasties.
------------

I was a 'Journalist', dammit! Can I help it if all I did was attend embassy parties?

Posted by: Albert Gore Jr., son of Sen. Albert Gore at February 02, 2016 11:24 PM (J3phO)

39 I wear Godzilla-size jeans but it's not my fault. It's in my genes.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 02, 2016 11:24 PM (Nwg0u)

40 33 So BC is now in the Gabriel Malor Club?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2016 11:23 PM (voOPb)

I thought BC was straight.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 02, 2016 11:24 PM (kpqmD)

41 Hey everybody.

Below is a fantastic piece from Dean Esmay, someone I first became acquainted with via avoiceformen.com.

"How atheist fundamentalists ruin rational thought, civil discourse and science"

http://tinyurl.com/gnef6xb

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2016 11:24 PM (ntObR)

42 I wear size Metatron.

What now, bitchez?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at February 02, 2016 11:24 PM (m9V0o)

43 Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 02, 2016 11:23 PM (BK3ZS)

That author is a fucking loon.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 02, 2016 11:25 PM (kpqmD)

44 Man and his unregistered cat.

We have cat laws here also. Must have a license, must get the cat inoculated, regularly.

Dogs too.

It's a form of tax to fund government programs to keep us safe from the spread of rabies and distemper, feline aids, feral cats, etc and so forth.

Save the song birds.

Posted by: Willburn Sooner at February 02, 2016 11:25 PM (P3GWR)

45 I got you, babe.
Posted by: Cicero
----------------

ISWYDT... again

Posted by: Albert Gore Jr., son of Sen. Albert Gore at February 02, 2016 11:25 PM (J3phO)

46 Insomniac: Well, I had yet another possible job opportunity slam shut on me today....

* waves hand *

That was not the job you were looking for.

Posted by: mindful webworker - gazes intently at February 02, 2016 11:25 PM (ACs58)

47 " So BC is now in the Gabriel Malor Club?"



How can you even tell apart?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 02, 2016 11:25 PM (gnB5x)

48 Storming beaches under heavy fire is not who we are.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 02, 2016 11:25 PM (Nwg0u)

49 Posted by: Albert Gore Jr., son of Segregationist Sen. Albert Gore

FIFY

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at February 02, 2016 11:25 PM (Pwh6H)

50 How short does the barrel have to be for a shotgun to be classified as "sawed-off"? Is there an overall weapon length component?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 02, 2016 11:25 PM (iHjB5)

51 as punishment - which was not infrequent - I developed an assembly line method of doing it to save time.
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 02, 2016 11:19 PM (kpqmD)

You too? FISTBUMP

I could write 100 sentences in 50

I remember my parents coming home from parent teacher conferences. If only little misanthrope would apply himself

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2016 11:26 PM (voOPb)

52 Some people should click the link to realize that Gabe is the guest on AlextheChick's podcast.

Posted by: buzzion at February 02, 2016 11:26 PM (zt+N6)

53 F*ck that reminds me of the 2nd grade & Miss Stoud. I don't know how many times I wrote out the word quiet with 2 pens than the damn definition of discipline.

I didn't grow up to be a programmer


Cry me a fucking river. Amen.

Posted by: A Monastic Scribe at February 02, 2016 11:26 PM (sl+zA)

54 I will not hold that against Andrea Tantaros.

Just wait till George P. starts his first election campaign

Posted by: jake at February 02, 2016 11:26 PM (HLUeE)

55 I think half of the Star Trek alien planet scenes and countless Westerns were filmed at Vasquez Rocks.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at February 02, 2016 11:27 PM (/WPPJ)

56 Finally.

Posted by: Ralph, let them eat DDT at February 02, 2016 11:27 PM (idjhO)

57 * waves hand *

That was not the job you were looking for.
Posted by: mindful webworker - gazes intently at February 02, 2016 11:25 PM (ACs5

Your powers have grown weak.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 02, 2016 11:27 PM (kpqmD)

58 Hey! Hot married brawds? I schlonged them all! If I missed any, they were too UGLY to schlong!

Paid for by the Committee to Make Donald Trump Commander-in-Chief.

Posted by: mnw (rare and flounced) at February 02, 2016 11:27 PM (GXwGP)

59 Not quite sure why carpet bombing is more immoral than a drone shooting a missile into a wedding party. If you're against both, okay, but Obama isn't.

And there's a lot of daylight between carpet bombing and dropping a bunch of leaflets to warn every possible person to get out of the way long before you actually manage to lob a missile once in a while.

Posted by: AD at February 02, 2016 11:27 PM (QWY55)

60 42 I wear size Metatron.

What now, bitchez?
Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at February 02, 2016 11:24 PM (m9V0o)
***
Izzat you, Enoch?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 02, 2016 11:27 PM (/33sy)

61 rifles min is 16 inches
shotgun min is 18 inches.


most manufactures add .5 inches.

Posted by: jake at February 02, 2016 11:28 PM (HLUeE)

62 You too? FISTBUMP

I could write 100 sentences in 50

I remember my parents coming home from parent teacher conferences. If only little misanthrope would apply himself
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2016 11:26 PM (voOPb)

Right on. Good Lord did I spend a lot of time in the penalty box in school...

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 02, 2016 11:28 PM (kpqmD)

63 "Some people should click the link to realize that Gabe is the guest on AlextheChick's podcast."


It'll be okay.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 02, 2016 11:28 PM (gnB5x)

64
You're Dave Navarro and you end up getting a 37 year old Andrea Tantaros?

Not seeing the problem.
Posted by: rickl




A rock-star having to deal with vaginal dryness caused by early onset menopause should not be a thing.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 02, 2016 11:29 PM (kdS6q)

65 Obama Administration Declares War on the Gender Binary

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Every night I pray on my knees for God to lift the scourge of the gender binary from this guilty land.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 02, 2016 11:29 PM (Nwg0u)

66 60 42 I wear size Metatron.

What now, bitchez?
Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at February 02, 2016 11:24 PM (m9V0o)
***
Izzat you, Enoch?
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 02, 2016 11:27 PM (/33sy)

I will whip all your pansy asses.

Posted by: Cain - Father of Murder at February 02, 2016 11:29 PM (kpqmD)

67 Planned on listening tomorrow, Gabe is also known as ungrateful loaf.

There was no sexual connotations implied

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2016 11:30 PM (voOPb)

68 Whew. That last thread was getting a little too real.

Posted by: Josephistan at February 02, 2016 11:30 PM (7qAYi)

69 52
Some people should click the link to realize that Gabe is the guest on AlextheChick's podcast.

Posted by: buzzion at February 02, 2016 11:26 PM (zt+N6)


I can't get them to download properly, and it's about #307 on my list of IT projects.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 02, 2016 11:30 PM (EzgxV)

70 "Tantaros is hot"

Married, though. It's hard to get too worked up over that.

Posted by: AD at February 02, 2016 11:30 PM (QWY55)

71 61 rifles min is 16 inches
shotgun min is 18 inches.
most manufactures add .5 inches.
Posted by: jake at February 02, 2016 11:28 PM (HLUeE)


There's also an overall length of 26" requirement. Fail either and you have an NFA SBS.

Posted by: Maetenloch at February 02, 2016 11:30 PM (pAlYe)

72 Every night I pray on my knees for God to lift the scourge of the gender binary from this guilty land.


We fought a war in this country to end gender binary. It was fabulous.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 02, 2016 11:30 PM (sl+zA)

73 Hey TPH, so which translation is correct for this anime series?

Bodacious Space Pirates or Miniskirt Space Pirates?

http://www.e2046.com/product/Kato+Marika/18986/

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 02, 2016 11:31 PM (xcJZI)

74
>>>I thought Gabe was the ungrateful loaf....


Posted by: cthulhu at February 02, 2016 11:22 PM (EzgxV)<<<

Would that make AtC a shortbread cookie?

Posted by: hunkers down for the inevitable Ravageing at February 02, 2016 11:31 PM (H9MG5)

75 "Tantaros is hot"

Married, though. It's hard to get too worked up over that.
Posted by: AD

It's hard alright.

Posted by: Paolo at February 02, 2016 11:31 PM (Pwh6H)

76 http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/225687/#respond

This is a fun story just for the theorizing who it could be.

Fun answer: Hillary!

Completely Obvious answer: Bill

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 02, 2016 11:31 PM (iHjB5)

77
Found on the ATherton link, abused dog rescued:

http://goo.gl/unJV5K

Happy ending.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 02, 2016 11:31 PM (iQIUe)

78 Tantaros is NOT that hot. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Chi at February 02, 2016 11:32 PM (ENe42)

79 50 How short does the barrel have to be for a shotgun to be classified as "sawed-off"? Is there an overall weapon length component?
18 inches from muzzle to breach.

Posted by: CMU VET at February 02, 2016 11:32 PM (ejB0r)

80 We fought a war in this country to end gender binary. It was fabulous.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 02, 2016 11:30 PM (sl+zA)


Did we win or lose that war?

Posted by: AD at February 02, 2016 11:32 PM (QWY55)

81 "Whew. That last thread was getting a little too real."


It's all good. What's your P's and Q's and wait for the change in tune.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 02, 2016 11:32 PM (gnB5x)

82 78 Tantaros is NOT that hot. Just sayin'.
Posted by: Chi at February 02, 2016 11:32 PM (ENe42)
***
She passes the "cracker in bed" test for me....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 02, 2016 11:33 PM (/33sy)

83 The Quebecois dude with the unregistered kitteh needs to claim "Winnie" as an emotional support animal and take the next Delta flight southward toward Jesusland and other states that could be considered Kitteh Country. If Delta has to accept turkeys as onboard therapy pets, a kitteh should be considered tame (pun intended) by comparison.

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 02, 2016 11:33 PM (3C9q2)

84
69 52
Some people should click the link to realize that Gabe is the guest on AlextheChick's podcast.

Posted by: buzzion at February 02, 2016 11:26 PM (zt+N6)


I can't get them to download properly, and it's about #307 on my list of IT projects.


Posted by: cthulhu at February 02, 2016 11:30 PM (EzgxV)



If you have iTunes last week Cochran explained how you could get it to actually download to there.

Posted by: buzzion at February 02, 2016 11:33 PM (zt+N6)

85 >>>I thought BC was straight.

I have no idea how these ridiculous rumors get started.

Posted by: DC in River City at February 02, 2016 11:33 PM (e+1S5)

86
13 Andrea is a naughty, naughty girl.

She needs a good, firm hand, and I'm just the man to give it to her.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 02, 2016 11:18 PM (/33sy)

Have her bathed and perfumed and brought to my tent.

Posted by: eman at February 02, 2016 11:33 PM (MQEz6)

87 @62 Insomniac

Male Lutheran teachers could hit just as hard as Catholic nuns when their patience was strained. Yes, I was that child

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2016 11:33 PM (voOPb)

88 CMU VET - 26 inches, I believe.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at February 02, 2016 11:33 PM (/WPPJ)

89
www.whosdatedwho.com/dating/dave-navarro



LoL.

Andrea might wanna get a swab out down at the free clinic.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 02, 2016 11:33 PM (kdS6q)

90 La fille que j'aimera est comme un vin qui se bonifiera un peu chaque matin.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at February 02, 2016 11:33 PM (2lndx)

91 How short does the barrel have to be for a shotgun to be classified as "sawed-off"?

How does Taurus get away with the Judge, a pistol that shoots shotgun shells? Is it the gun show loophole again?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 02, 2016 11:34 PM (sl+zA)

92 Male Lutheran teachers could hit just as hard as Catholic nuns when their patience was strained. Yes, I was that child
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2016 11:33 PM (voOPb)

You must be my brother from another mother.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 02, 2016 11:34 PM (kpqmD)

93 Santorum precinct captain caught on camera not voting for Santorum in #IowaCaucus:

http://hill.cm/ifsQ03i

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 02, 2016 11:34 PM (vBeA5)

94 82 78 Tantaros is NOT that hot. Just sayin'.
Posted by: Chi at February 02, 2016 11:32 PM (ENe42)


[scratches Chi off the Ms. AoSHQ Moronette 2016 selection committee]

Posted by: Maetenloch at February 02, 2016 11:34 PM (pAlYe)

95 I think Dave Navaro doesn't even remember recording some albums

heroin it was I think

Posted by: jake at February 02, 2016 11:34 PM (HLUeE)

96
61 jake

rifles min is 16 inches ...


Don't for get a pistol (barrel length

Posted by: Arbalest at February 02, 2016 11:35 PM (FlRtG)

97 82 78 Tantaros is NOT that hot. Just sayin'.
Posted by: Chi at February

You've been cooped up with that min-pin too damn long Chi

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2016 11:35 PM (voOPb)

98 85 >>>I thought BC was straight.

I have no idea how these ridiculous rumors get started.
Posted by: DC in River City at February 02, 2016 11:33 PM (e+1S5)

He wants the straight guy discount at Walmart.

Posted by: eman at February 02, 2016 11:35 PM (MQEz6)

99 hi all
ugh

so what would it mean to wear "Size Batman"?

Posted by: chemjeff at February 02, 2016 11:35 PM (lVU49)

100

... (barrel length 14" or less), also known as a Short Barreled Rifle ... also a BATF no-no.

Posted by: Arbalest at February 02, 2016 11:35 PM (FlRtG)

101 How does Taurus get away with the Judge, a pistol that shoots shotgun shells? Is it the gun show loophole again?

well it is an actual pistol, plus it also shoots .45 Long Colt or some similar cartridge

Posted by: jake at February 02, 2016 11:36 PM (HLUeE)

102 How does Taurus get away with the Judge, a pistol that shoots shotgun shells? Is it the gun show loophole again?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 02, 2016 11:34 PM (sl+zA)


The barrel is rifled so it's not a shotgun - just a pistol that is capable of shooting some shotgun shells.

Posted by: Maetenloch at February 02, 2016 11:36 PM (pAlYe)

103 "I have no idea how these ridiculous rumors get started."


Just an entire thread of idiot Morons to stir things up.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 02, 2016 11:36 PM (gnB5x)

104 Never drive in anger Phil.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 02, 2016 11:37 PM (J3phO)

105

You must be my brother from another mother.
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 02, 2016 11:34 PM (kpqmD)

Hopefully at some moron meetup I can buy you a beverage of your choice

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2016 11:37 PM (voOPb)

106 78 Tantaros is NOT that hot. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Chi at February 02, 2016 11:32 PM (ENe42)


It's always cool when you can pinpoint the exact moment you realize another poster is male or female.

Posted by: AD at February 02, 2016 11:37 PM (QWY55)

107 Bodacious Space Pirates or Miniskirt Space Pirates?

http://www.e2046.com/product/Kato+Marika/18986/

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 02, 2016 11:31 PM (xcJZI)


Everyone uses the former.

Posted by: 政治的な帽子 at February 02, 2016 11:37 PM (vBeA5)

108 Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 02, 2016 11:34 PM (sl+zA)

I think it's because it wasn't manufactured with a stock. If it were, and you cut the stock and barrel down, that would be illegal.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 02, 2016 11:37 PM (NA5LM)

109 The Judge is a pistol.

Posted by: CMU VET at February 02, 2016 11:37 PM (ejB0r)

110 >>>so what would it mean to wear "Size Batman"?


Posted by: chemjeff at February 02, 2016 11:35 PM (lVU49)<<<

Wearing a utility girdle, instead of a belt.



Posted by: Batfleck at February 02, 2016 11:38 PM (H9MG5)

111 Hopefully at some moron meetup I can buy you a beverage of your choice

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2016 11:37 PM (voOPb)

careful....he likes expensive booze.......

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 02, 2016 11:38 PM (0O7c5)

112 re: Andrea Tantaros

http://tinyurl.com/zh4p32g


She seems like a healthy lass.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 02, 2016 11:38 PM (iHjB5)

113 so what would it mean to wear "Size Batman"?
Posted by: chemjeff at February 02, 2016 11:35 PM (lVU49)

That depends. West, Keaton, Kilmer, Clooney, Bale or Affleck?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 02, 2016 11:38 PM (kpqmD)

114 The barrel is rifled so it's not a shotgun - just a pistol that is capable of shooting some shotgun shells.
Posted by: Maetenloch
------------------

Same thing I tell the flics about my LeMat.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 02, 2016 11:38 PM (J3phO)

115 Speaking of memes, has ChemJeff cauterized another steak?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 02, 2016 11:39 PM (xcJZI)

116 Looked it up, I'm size "SuperQueen."

Oops, I mean SuperKing. Yeah, that's it. SuperKING.

((looking around nervously))

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2016 11:39 PM (ntObR)

117
110 >>>so what would it mean to wear "Size Batman"?


Posted by: chemjeff at February 02, 2016 11:35 PM (lVU49)

Wearing a utility girdle, instead of a belt.



Posted by: Batfleck at February 02, 2016 11:38 PM (H9MG5)

The built-in nipples are little weird.

Posted by: eman at February 02, 2016 11:39 PM (MQEz6)

118 111 Hopefully at some moron meetup I can buy you a beverage of your choice

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2016 11:37 PM (voOPb)

careful....he likes expensive booze.......
Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 02, 2016 11:38 PM (0O7c5)

You hush!

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 02, 2016 11:39 PM (kpqmD)

119 If you pissed off that groundhog he would bite off one of your fingers for sure. Just look at them toofers. I have been bitten by prairiedogs and they are just economy-size versions of groundhogs. So to speak.

Posted by: Eromero at February 02, 2016 11:39 PM (zLDYs)

120 Amazing how many guns & contraband are discovered & taken because of a headlamp/tail lamp not working.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2016 11:39 PM (voOPb)

121 www.whosdatedwho.com/dating/dave-navarro

From the link: Margaret Cho in 2008

This is your brain on drugs.

Posted by: PSA at February 02, 2016 11:39 PM (5+WQx)

122 Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 02, 2016 11:39 PM (kpqmD)

lol

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 02, 2016 11:40 PM (0O7c5)

123 Again I say...Andrea can talk stupid her whole life and want for nothing.

Posted by: Blano at February 02, 2016 11:40 PM (NHQQx)

124 That depends. West, Keaton, Kilmer, Clooney, Bale or Affleck?
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016

Kevin Conroy.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at February 02, 2016 11:40 PM (Pwh6H)

125 And Japan wins the WTF Award again

http://www.ufunk.net/en/gadgets/japanese-cat-gloves/

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 02, 2016 11:40 PM (xcJZI)

126 [scratches Chi off the Ms. AoSHQ Moronette 2016 selection committee]
Posted by: Maetenloch
-----------------
Ha!
Look, I'm not calling her ugly. She's obviously attractive, and has some well-developed qualities.
But Navarro could (and probably has) pulled higher quality talent at the Alabama State Fair.

Posted by: Chi at February 02, 2016 11:40 PM (ENe42)

127 Speaking of memes, has ChemJeff cauterized another steak?
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 02, 2016 11:39 PM

I think the word you were looking for is 'carbonized', but I could be wrong.

Posted by: Willburn Sooner at February 02, 2016 11:41 PM (P3GWR)

128 Tantaros bought that rack.
Storebought racks, meh.


Posted by: Ralph, let them eat DDT at February 02, 2016 11:41 PM (idjhO)

129
(Hillary shops for clothes) :"Do you have this is in a size Beelzebub?"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 02, 2016 11:41 PM (J3phO)

130 qdpsteve, so when are you going to film your masterpiece movie?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 02, 2016 11:41 PM (xcJZI)

131 I'm not looking up my size, they have it at Wal-mart. It's called Fat Fuck size.

The money I save can be used to buy that drink for insomniac

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2016 11:41 PM (voOPb)

132 The barrel is rifled so it's not a shotgun - just a pistol that is capable of shooting some shotgun shells.

..................
If you find one chambered in 3inch mag .410, it may be collectible.
They all got recalled.

everything was cool until someone realized with the 3 inch chamber you could drop something like the .454 Marlin in it and blow your hand off

Posted by: jake at February 02, 2016 11:41 PM (HLUeE)

133 >>>Posted by: Batfleck at February 02, 2016 11:38 PM (H9MG5)



The built-in nipples are little weird.

Posted by: eman at February 02, 2016 11:39 PM (MQEz6)<<<

But MATT DAMON! really likes them.

Posted by: Batfleck at February 02, 2016 11:41 PM (H9MG5)

134 127 Speaking of memes, has ChemJeff cauterized another steak?
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 02, 2016 11:39 PM

I think the word you were looking for is 'carbonized', but I could be wrong.
Posted by: Willburn Sooner at February 02, 2016 11:41 PM (P3GWR)

We would also accept "incinerated."

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 02, 2016 11:42 PM (kpqmD)

135 I have been bitten by prairiedogs and they are just economy-size versions of groundhogs. So to speak.


Where do the badgers fit into the picture?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 02, 2016 11:42 PM (sl+zA)

136 Hey Ricardo you around?

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 02, 2016 11:42 PM (UnJ7w)

137 Wait a minute, Tantaros is *not* married.

Okay, the game's afoot.

Posted by: AD at February 02, 2016 11:42 PM (QWY55)

138 And MH, I would be most glad to hoist one with you, should we ever meet.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 02, 2016 11:42 PM (kpqmD)

139 129
(Hillary shops for clothes) :"Do you have this is in a size Beelzebub?"
--------
But will it match my Hoverrounds?


Good to see you Mr. Hammer

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2016 11:42 PM (voOPb)

140 Anna, hi! :-)

I'm planning for spring/early summer 2017.

Would love to have it out and available for streaming/etc by early 2018. Gonna take a bit of time.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2016 11:42 PM (ntObR)

141 116 Looked it up, I'm size "SuperQueen."
Oops, I mean SuperKing. Yeah, that's it. SuperKING.
((looking around nervously))
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2016 11:39 PM (ntObR)


size "SuperQueen" is still better than super "Size Queen."

Posted by: Splunge at February 02, 2016 11:43 PM (iMxBJ)

142 Good night, board.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 02, 2016 11:43 PM (gnB5x)

143 102
How does Taurus get away with the Judge, a pistol that shoots shotgun shells? Is it the gun show loophole again?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 02, 2016 11:34 PM (sl+zA)

The barrel is rifled so it's not a shotgun - just a pistol that is capable of shooting some shotgun shells.


Posted by: Maetenloch at February 02, 2016 11:36 PM (pAlYe)


So, if a Taurus Judge were a carbine (which I believe to mean "not rifled"), it'd be a shotgun? And, incidentally, for any moron who wants to put me some knowledge -- what the hell is a choke and what is it good for? (i.e. is it a separate piece, or integral to the barrel?).

Posted by: cthulhu at February 02, 2016 11:43 PM (EzgxV)

144 135 I have been bitten by prairiedogs and they are just economy-size versions of groundhogs. So to speak.


Where do the badgers fit into the picture?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 02, 2016 11:42 PM (sl+zA)

Around the mushrooms and snakes.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 02, 2016 11:43 PM (kpqmD)

145 125
The idea of gloves that work with a phone screen speaks to the legendary Japanese innovation. The fact that the gloves look creepy as hell when used speak to the fact that the islands are populated by some weird folks.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 02, 2016 11:43 PM (iHjB5)

146 Carbonized?

Isn't that what they put Han Solo in???

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 02, 2016 11:44 PM (xcJZI)

147 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 02, 2016 11:41 PM (J3phO)

Something that will accommodate the leathery wings, in a fabric that wont get talon runs.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 02, 2016 11:44 PM (NA5LM)

148 Splunge, thanks. :-)

In the meantime:

"So what have we learned, Charlie Brown, since last night's Iowa primary?"

(my #1 guess: Hillary isn't even above committing vote fraud against *other Democrats* in order to win.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2016 11:44 PM (ntObR)

149 142 Good night, board.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 02, 2016 11:43 PM (gnB5x)

G'night.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 02, 2016 11:44 PM (kpqmD)

150 What would it mean to wear "Size Hillary?"

Depends.

Posted by: Splunge at February 02, 2016 11:44 PM (iMxBJ)

151 Where do the badgers fit into the picture?

Prairie dogs and ground hogs are rodents.

Badgers are a type of weasel. Different kind of teeth.

Posted by: Willburn Sooner at February 02, 2016 11:44 PM (P3GWR)

152 The kids in that Roswell series had their secret lair in that same angled-up rock place. Little did Kirk suspect!

Posted by: mindful webworker - extra terrestrial at February 02, 2016 11:44 PM (ACs58)

153 And Splunge wins tonight's humorous response contest. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2016 11:45 PM (ntObR)

154 Dang it I missed him.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 02, 2016 11:45 PM (UnJ7w)

155 (Hillary shops for clothes) :"Do you have this is in a size Beelzebub?"


On the demon index she's up to Behemoth by now.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 02, 2016 11:45 PM (sl+zA)

156 The Taurus Judge is rifled like I am a ballerina.

Posted by: navybrat at February 02, 2016 11:45 PM (8QGte)

157 Looked it up, I'm size "SuperQueen."



Oops, I mean SuperKing. Yeah, that's it. SuperKING.



((looking around nervously))





Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2016 11:39 PM


The rumours about Steve's questionable sexuality are completely unfounded. I stand by Steve, no matter what his "lifestyle" choice may or may not be.

Posted by: otho at February 02, 2016 11:45 PM (EWg9n)

158 148 (my #1 guess: Hillary isn't even above committing vote fraud against *other Democrats* in order to win.)
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2016 11:44 PM (ntObR)


Reasonable. But how, exactly, do you cheat a coin toss? The odds suggest it was done, yes. But I want to know how it was done.

Posted by: Splunge at February 02, 2016 11:45 PM (iMxBJ)

159 Tantaros bought that rack.
Storebought racks,
...........

unpossible, that bikini pic she posted last summer did not include physics proof boobehs

Posted by: jake at February 02, 2016 11:45 PM (HLUeE)

160 119 If you pissed off that groundhog he would bite off one of your fingers for sure. Just look at them toofers. I have been bitten by prairiedogs and they are just economy-size versions of groundhogs. So to speak.
Posted by: Eromero
---------------
What the hell are you doing even getting close to a rodent if you haven't shot it yet?
That's just asking for trouble.

Posted by: Chi at February 02, 2016 11:46 PM (ENe42)

161 So, if a Taurus Judge were a carbine (which I believe to mean "not rifled"),
--------------

No. A carbine is just a shorter version of a longer rifle.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 02, 2016 11:46 PM (J3phO)

162 If it has the sort of thing that showed up in the Boston area I lived in for a while, like "someone three blocks from your address was pulled from the street and raped at 9 PM," reconsider.

-
When I was in law school, I lived on Capital Hill in Denver. Behind the house we lived in there was an apartment building across the alley. They chained their dumpster shut which I thought was a tad extreme to prevent unauthorized trash discarding. Then I learned the truth. A few years earlier domesticated discarded an unauthorized body in said dumpster and they didn't want that to happen again.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 02, 2016 11:46 PM (Nwg0u)

163 Nite RK

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 02, 2016 11:46 PM (J3phO)

164 Hillary wins the Presidency by one vote!

Cast by a Mr. Ho Li Fuk of San Bruno California.

Posted by: eman at February 02, 2016 11:46 PM (MQEz6)

165 otho, thanks, that means a lot.

Oh and as long as you're here, do these shoes make me look fat? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2016 11:46 PM (ntObR)

166
Cicero (@cicero) at 11:34 PM (sl+zA)

How does Taurus get away with the Judge, a pistol that shoots shotgun shells? Is it the gun show loophole again?


The Taurus Judge is clearly a pistol: it has the shape of a pistol (a revolver), is manufactured extremely similarly to other revolvers, and is chambered for a commercial pistol cartridge. This is a Common Sense argument, not (a legal one (yet)

The fact that the cylinder is unusually long for its ammunition, compared to those of other revolvers, and will allow chambering and firing of a particular shotshell is ... coincidence ... ? ...

Posted by: Arbalest at February 02, 2016 11:46 PM (FlRtG)

167 Surely the groundhog is some type of weasel......

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at February 02, 2016 11:47 PM (Saqzi)

168 Badgers are mean, selclusive, good parents and keep rodents down.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2016 11:47 PM (voOPb)

169 A carbine is usually chambered in a pistol round.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 02, 2016 11:47 PM (xcJZI)

170 164 Hillary wins the Presidency by one vote!

Cast by a Mr. Ho Li Fuk of San Bruno California.

Posted by: eman at February 02, 2016 11:46 PM (MQEz6)

Coin flip. Harvey Dent did the honors.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 02, 2016 11:47 PM (kpqmD)

171 Reasonable. But how, exactly, do you cheat a coin toss? The odds suggest it was done, yes. But I want to know how it was done.
Posted by: Splunge

Alright Bernie, we'll flip coins. Heads I win, tails you lose.

Posted by: Hillary! Rodham-Rodham at February 02, 2016 11:47 PM (Pwh6H)

172 160 119 If you pissed off that groundhog he would bite off one of your fingers for sure. Just look at them toofers. I have been bitten by prairiedogs and they are just economy-size versions of groundhogs. So to speak.
Posted by: Eromero
---------------
What the hell are you doing even getting close to a rodent if you haven't shot it yet?
That's just asking for trouble.

Posted by: Chi at February 02, 2016 11:46 PM (ENe42)



Don't Prairie Dogs carry Bubonic Plague?

Posted by: buzzion at February 02, 2016 11:47 PM (zt+N6)

173 FLORENCE, Ariz. In what may have been a botched escape attempt, a woman married to a death-row inmate opened fire through a prison fence Wednesday as her husband worked in a vegetable garden.

In the hail of gunfire, the inmate was killed and guards fatally shot the woman.

It was not immediately known whether Floyd Bennett Thornton Jr., 36, was killed by shots fired by his wife or guards. Officials had initially said Thornton was killed by his wife, Rebecca Lynn Thornton, 38.

We are looking at this as a possible escape attempt, said Camilla Strongin, spokeswoman for the state Corrections Department.

Rebecca Thornton lived across the street from the prison and had married Thornton in January while he was on death row, officials said.

http://goo.gl/e3ZyR3

I hate deathrow groupies and scumpals.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 02, 2016 11:47 PM (iQIUe)

174
159 Tantaros bought that rack.
Storebought racks,
...........

unpossible, that bikini pic she posted last summer did not include physics proof boobehs
Posted by: jake at February 02, 2016 11:45 PM (HLUeE)

I think we can solve this dispute.

Posted by: eman at February 02, 2016 11:48 PM (MQEz6)

175 BREAKING: Given Hitlery's success with coin tosses, polling machines in NH will be swapped out for slot machines.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 02, 2016 11:48 PM (sl+zA)

176 Posted by: cthulhu at February 02, 2016 11:43 PM (EzgxV)

A carbine is just a shortened rifle. A choke can be integral or interchangeable; it alters how much the shot spreads at distance. http://preview.tinyurl.com/jyubwj5

Posted by: hogmartin at February 02, 2016 11:48 PM (NA5LM)

177 Reasonable. But how, exactly, do you cheat a coin toss? The odds suggest it was done, yes. But I want to know how it was done.

Posted by: Splunge at February 02, 2016 11:45 PM (iMxBJ)



Ask the ref at the Packers Cardinals game.

Posted by: buzzion at February 02, 2016 11:48 PM (zt+N6)

178 I think it's because it wasn't manufactured with a stock. If it were, and you cut the stock and barrel down, that would be illegal.
Posted by: hogmartin at February 02, 2016 11:37 PM (NA5LM)


Yes initial state matters when it comes to NFA rules.

If it was made as a pistol, it's okay to add a stock and longer barrel as long as it doesn't fall into the Short Barreled Rifle category e.g. the perfectly legal Glock rifle upper. If it was made as a rifle though, then removing the stock and changing to a short barrel makes it an Short Barreled Rifle (illegal without the ATF paperwork). Same end-result but one is okay and the other is a federal offense.

Posted by: Maetenloch at February 02, 2016 11:48 PM (pAlYe)

179 DeBolshevik might not have killed Winnipeg's groundhog Willow, but he's managed to kill half the horse carriage business in NYC.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 02, 2016 11:48 PM (xcJZI)

180
otho, thanks, that means a lot.



Oh and as long as you're here, do these shoes make me look fat? ;-)



Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2016 11:46 PM


No. They make you look hot. I mean that in a totally non homo way.

Posted by: otho at February 02, 2016 11:49 PM (EWg9n)

181
Don't Prairie Dogs carry Bubonic Plague?
Posted by: buzzion at February 02, 2016 11:47 PM (zt+N6)

Those are armadillos I do believe.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 02, 2016 11:49 PM (UnJ7w)

182 otho wins again. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 02, 2016 11:49 PM (ntObR)

183 159 Tantaros bought that rack.
Storebought racks,
...........

unpossible, that bikini pic she posted last summer did not include physics proof boobehs
Posted by: jake at February 02, 2016 11:45 PM (HLUeE)

Photoshop & a gazillion other programs will melt away the scars

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2016 11:49 PM (voOPb)

184 177 Ask the ref at the Packers Cardinals game.
Posted by: buzzion at February 02, 2016 11:48 PM (zt+N6)


Extra points for making that joke without mentioning the Patriots.

Posted by: Splunge at February 02, 2016 11:49 PM (iMxBJ)

185 I won't hold Andrea Tantaros comments about Afghanistan against her.

I will however be happy to hold those sweater puppies against me.

Posted by: kbdabear at February 02, 2016 11:50 PM (qbg1J)

186 145 125
The idea of gloves that work with a phone screen speaks to the legendary Japanese innovation. The fact that the gloves look creepy as hell when used speak to the fact that the islands are populated by some weird folks.


There are Japanese islands with more kittehs than hoomins; check out these photos of Aoshima, "a Japanese 'Cat Island.'"

http://tinyurl.com/pudgwq8

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 02, 2016 11:50 PM (3C9q2)

187 Cth,
The choke is meant to control the spread of shot. Closer grouping, wider...
On my old Winchester 12ga, it is a thread in piece at the end of the barrel (open choke, full choke, etc.).
Smarter people here may correct me, though.

Posted by: Chi at February 02, 2016 11:51 PM (ENe42)

188 Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow today so an early spring.

In other news Marco Rubio has just declared it a victory for winter.

Posted by: buzzion at February 02, 2016 11:51 PM (zt+N6)

189 Hillary sets up a three card Monty table...

Posted by: eman at February 02, 2016 11:51 PM (MQEz6)

190 Carpet bombing is total war.
The Muzzies are doing it.
We aren't.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 02, 2016 11:51 PM (YsLaz)

191 There are Japanese islands with more kittehs than hoomins; check out these photos of Aoshima, "a Japanese 'Cat Island.'"

http://tinyurl.com/pudgwq8
Posted by: Basement Cat at February 02, 2016 11:50 PM (3C9q2)

This is why when you wish to be surrounded by pussy, you have to be a bit more specific.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 02, 2016 11:51 PM (kpqmD)

192 A carbine is usually chambered in a pistol round.

....


not always

M4 Carbine
30-40 Krag Carbine

..

Posted by: jake at February 02, 2016 11:52 PM (HLUeE)

193 There are Japanese islands with more kittehs than hoomins; check out these photos of Aoshima, "a Japanese 'Cat Island.'"

and your point is?

Posted by: Atrium Cat ... at February 02, 2016 11:52 PM (AoK0a)

194 181
Don't Prairie Dogs carry Bubonic Plague?
Posted by: buzzion at February 02, 2016 11:47 PM (zt+N6)

Those are armadillos I do believe.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 02, 2016 11:49 PM (UnJ7w)



Armadillos carry Leprosy.

Posted by: buzzion at February 02, 2016 11:52 PM (zt+N6)

195 There are Japanese islands with more kittehs than hoomins; check out these photos of Aoshima, "a Japanese 'Cat Island.'"

Posted by: Basement Cat

I need to be moving there, ya. Be with my own kind.

Posted by: Norwegian Cat-Girl at February 02, 2016 11:52 PM (Pwh6H)

196 The Muzzies have bombers?

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 02, 2016 11:52 PM (UnJ7w)

197 Well, my, my, my.

Posted by: Lt. Joe Kenda at February 02, 2016 11:52 PM (T/5A0)

198 >>>result but one is okay and the other is a federal offense. -Maetenloch

Leave it to the f*cking gov to f*ck up a one ring circus

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2016 11:52 PM (voOPb)

199 >>>I think we can solve this dispute.


I VOLUNTEER AS TRIBUTE

Posted by: DC in River City at February 02, 2016 11:52 PM (e+1S5)

200 186 There are Japanese islands with more kittehs than hoomins; check out these photos of Aoshima, "a Japanese 'Cat Island.'"
http://tinyurl.com/pudgwq8
Posted by: Basement Cat at February 02, 2016 11:50 PM (3C9q2)


Just thought of a great idea for getting rid of third-wave feminists.

Posted by: Splunge at February 02, 2016 11:52 PM (iMxBJ)

201 Tortoises carry leprosy but it doesn't spread very fast.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 02, 2016 11:53 PM (sl+zA)

202 Tuesday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/694596605266280449

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/694596788582518784

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/694597081814667264

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/694597323817664516

Posted by: kbdabear at February 02, 2016 11:53 PM (qbg1J)

203 192 A carbine is usually chambered in a pistol round.

....


not always

M4 Carbine
30-40 Krag Carbine

..
Posted by: jake at February 02, 2016 11:52 PM (HLUeE)

Mosin Nagant M44 carbine - in 7.62x54R

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 02, 2016 11:53 PM (kpqmD)

204 Armadillos carry Leprosy.
Posted by: buzzion at February 02, 2016 11:52 PM (zt+N6)

Uh oh....Gulp.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 02, 2016 11:53 PM (UnJ7w)

205 192 A carbine is usually chambered in a pistol round.

....


not always

M4 Carbine
30-40 Krag Carbine



Hey fella!

Posted by: .30-30 Win 94 at February 02, 2016 11:53 PM (1xUj/)

206
184 177 Ask the ref at the Packers Cardinals game.
Posted by: buzzion at February 02, 2016 11:48 PM (zt+N6)

Extra points for making that joke without mentioning the Patriots.

Posted by: Splunge at February 02, 2016 11:49 PM (iMxBJ)



I used them in a joke on the Rubio thread earlier today. That them and the Arizona Cardinals are holding victory parades on Monday.

Posted by: buzzion at February 02, 2016 11:53 PM (zt+N6)

207 Why do you think I put the word usually in the sentence. Because I am aware of exceptions.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 02, 2016 11:54 PM (xcJZI)

208 198 >>>result but one is okay and the other is a federal offense. -Maetenloch

Leave it to the f*cking gov to f*ck up a one ring circus
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 02, 2016 11:52 PM (voOPb)


Check out the rules for interchangeable stuff like AR-15 rifles and pistols sometime. It's like a parody of that DoD procurement flowchart, or at least it used to be.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 02, 2016 11:54 PM (NA5LM)

209

A carbine is usually chambered in a pistol round.


Historically, no. Carbine were almost always cut-down and lightened service rifles, for cavalry use.

Posted by: Arbalest at February 02, 2016 11:54 PM (FlRtG)

210 Anna Puma, no I haven't tried another steak recently
I have been trying to stick to this diet, but it's been hard, haven't lost a lot of weight

Posted by: chemjeff at February 02, 2016 11:54 PM (lVU49)

211 Well, my, my, my.
Posted by: Lt. Joe Kenda at February 02, 2016 11:52 PM (T/5A0)

I fucking LOVE that show. Colorado Springs is a fucked up place, even to this day.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 02, 2016 11:54 PM (UnJ7w)

212 The smart kid's paper.
I did the same thing when I was made to write I will not talk in class 100 times. My teacher made me stay in at recess and write it on the blackboard.
I hated that teacher.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 02, 2016 11:55 PM (egOGm)

213 So the M-1 Carbine is an even more of an odd duck than usual.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 02, 2016 11:55 PM (xcJZI)

214 So, is Ace all tucked in for the night?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 02, 2016 11:55 PM (iQIUe)

215 Posted by: buzzion at February 02, 2016 11:53 PM (zt+N6)

HA!

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 02, 2016 11:55 PM (UnJ7w)

216 Is the argument against Short barreled rifles that they are powerful and more easily concealable than a normal barreled rifle? I am always fascinated by legalities with regards to firearms because they often seem to be nonsensical.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 02, 2016 11:56 PM (iHjB5)

217 206 I used them in a joke on the Rubio thread earlier today. That them and the Arizona Cardinals are holding victory parades on Monday.
Posted by: buzzion at February 02, 2016 11:53 PM (zt+N6)


Well-crafted. I laughed, and I salute you.

Posted by: Splunge at February 02, 2016 11:56 PM (iMxBJ)

218 22 The Atherton story is funny, but actually useful: if you're thinking of moving to a community, find the paper or whatever source lists the local police blotter. If it has things like bicycle thefts and the occasional schizophrenic freakout, OK, move there. If it has the sort of thing that showed up in the Boston area I lived in for a while, like "someone three blocks from your address was pulled from the street and raped at 9 PM," reconsider.
Posted by: Splunge at February 02, 2016 11:20 PM (iMxBJ)


Back in the late seventies, early eighties, someone I knew who was a classic, nitwit liberal thought it would be cool to live in Detroit. He moved into a pretty nice house in what seemed to be a decent neighborhood. Got a great deal on the house. So one evening he and his wife came home and were held up at gunpoint. The cop they reported it to said 2 things. "Is this the first time you've been robbed." and, "You're lucky he didn't rape your wife." The douchebag liberals moved out fast.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 02, 2016 11:56 PM (+lVUW)

219 I admit it wasn't the best joke, but the Sumerians found it hysterical.

Posted by: buzzion at February 02, 2016 11:56 PM (zt+N6)

220 Don't Prairie Dogs carry Bubonic Plague?

Posted by: buzzion at February 02, 2016 11:47 PM (zt+N6)

That was my first thought. And yes, they do (or can, anyway). It's still endemic among rodents especially in the Intermountain West, and every once in a while someone gets too close and winds up infected.

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at February 02, 2016 11:56 PM (vRQPU)

221 Idaho trivia

any firearm longer than something like 43 inches can not be determined to be a concealed weapon.

Brass Knuckles are legal with a valid CWL

Posted by: jake at February 02, 2016 11:57 PM (HLUeE)

222 181
Don't Prairie Dogs carry Bubonic Plague?
Posted by: buzzion
-------------
I have no idea, and don't plan to find out. Ain't getting close to it without a shovel & gloves.
I won't even pick up a dead possum that my dog killed in the backyards without gloves. Sometimes, I throw the gloves away, too.

Posted by: Chi at February 02, 2016 11:57 PM (ENe42)

223 213 So the M-1 Carbine is an even more of an odd duck than usual.
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 02, 2016 11:55 PM (xcJZI)
***
great fuckin' weapon, and a wonderful round.

Perfect for urban warfare.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 02, 2016 11:57 PM (/33sy)

224 Uh oh....Gulp.
Posted by: Arson Wells


UNCLEAN! UNCLEAN!!

Posted by: Levi Ticus at February 02, 2016 11:57 PM (ntObR)

225 213 So the M-1 Carbine is an even more of an odd duck than usual.
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 02, 2016 11:55 PM (xcJZI)


Militarily, yes. The only other pistol-caliber carbine I can think of is the Marlin Camp Carbine, and that's civilian.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 02, 2016 11:57 PM (NA5LM)

226 I am always fascinated by legalities with regards to firearms because they often seem to be nonsensical.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

Almost like the laws were written by people who have no idea what they're talking about.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at February 02, 2016 11:58 PM (Pwh6H)

227 Evening horde.

Scrolling scrolling scrolling...keep that finger scrolling..

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 02, 2016 11:58 PM (hlMPp)

228 There are two 'cat' islands in Japan. One is pretty sad because the cats are not getting really any care and there are only a few older people left on the island.

Though that would be an interesting story. Bill Clinton finds a djinn trapped in a Solomon jar and frees it. And is granted three wishes. And with his slippery use of words, oh my goodness what kind of fun the djinn could have granting the wishes.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 02, 2016 11:58 PM (xcJZI)

229 I admit it wasn't the best joke, but the Sumerians found it hysterical.
Posted by: buzzion at February 02, 2016 11:56 PM (zt+N6)

Did Rubio fart in the lap of the GOPe?

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 02, 2016 11:58 PM (UnJ7w)

230 If you want to lose weight you must cut the calories. Period.


Posted by: Ralph, let them eat DDT at February 02, 2016 11:59 PM (idjhO)

231 Scrolling scrolling scrolling...keep that finger scrolling..


Rawhide!!!!!!

Posted by: The Blues Brothers at February 02, 2016 11:59 PM (1xUj/)

232 192 A carbine is usually chambered in a pistol round.



....





not always



M4 Carbine

30-40 Krag Carbine



..

Posted by: jake at February 02, 2016 11:52 PM (HLUeE)



Mosin Nagant M44 carbine - in 7.62x54R

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 02, 2016 11:53 PM (kpqmD)

Remington 742 Carbine 18-1/2" - 30-06

Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 02, 2016 11:59 PM (T78UI)

233 Is the argument against Short barreled rifles that they are powerful and more easily concealable than a normal barreled rifle? I am always fascinated by legalities with regards to firearms because they often seem to be nonsensical.
....................
SBR policy goes back to 1934

SO supposedly because 1920's gangsters/prohibitions and all that

Posted by: jake at February 02, 2016 11:59 PM (HLUeE)

234 Okay, now where's this Hittite I have to wrestle?

Posted by: Disembodied Sumerian Punchlines at February 02, 2016 11:59 PM (sl+zA)

235 See the AR pistol vs short barreled rife "rules". If it's got a buttstock, it's a SBR. Now, if a lower is every used for a rifle, then it's a rifle always, I think.

If you have an AR "pistol" legal, but you have the parts to put a buttstock on it, they can charge you.

With the Judge, I think it's the rifling that prevents it from being a short barreled shotgun, not the lack of buttstock.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 02, 2016 11:59 PM (dvuhZ)

236 Militarily, yes. The only other pistol-caliber carbine I can think of is the Marlin Camp Carbine, and that's civilian.
Posted by: hogmartin at February 02, 2016 11:57 PM (NA5LM)

Beretta Storm carbine
Hi-Point carbine
H&K USC
Kel-Tec Sub-2000

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 02, 2016 11:59 PM (kpqmD)

237 You forgot the Beretta CX-4 Carbine in Makarov, 9mm Luger, .40cal, and .45ACP.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 03, 2016 12:00 AM (xcJZI)

238 Speaking of short rifles, Google 'obrez'. Perfect for when you really just need to kill someone from 20 feet, set them on fire with the muzzle blast, and tear your own hand off at the wrist.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 03, 2016 12:00 AM (NA5LM)

239 230 If you want to lose weight you must cut the calories. Period.


Posted by: Ralph, let them eat DDT at February 02, 2016 11:59 PM (idjhO)
***
It's a good start. Swap out carbohydrates in all forms for more meat, fat, and veg, and you'll do fine.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 03, 2016 12:00 AM (/33sy)

240 193

The point is that it's not surprising that the Japanese invented gloves with a cat design, given their nationwide fondness for cats. Also, I wanted to note that there are parts of Japan where the "weird folks" that Aetius451AD referred to are outnumbered by kittehs.

Posted by: Basement Cat at February 03, 2016 12:00 AM (3C9q2)

241 Almost like the laws were written by people who have no idea what they're talking about.

...............
"those thingy's that pop up need to be banned"

Posted by: jake at February 03, 2016 12:00 AM (HLUeE)

242 Cowboys wanted their carbines the same caliber as their pistols.


Posted by: Ralph, let them eat DDT at February 03, 2016 12:00 AM (idjhO)

243
Almost like the laws were written by people who have no idea what they're talking about.
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at February 02, 2016 11:58 PM (Pwh6H)

Typically, yes.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 03, 2016 12:00 AM (kpqmD)

244 If you want to lose weight you must cut the calories. Period.


Posted by: Ralph, let them eat DDT

No. You could exercise more as well.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at February 03, 2016 12:00 AM (Pwh6H)

245 >>>I have been trying to stick to this diet, but it's been hard, haven't lost a lot of weight

It ain't the steak that makes you fat. Steak is warrior food, eat as much as you want. Just skip the garbage. If the ingredient list has more than three items, it's garbage.

Posted by: DC in River City at February 03, 2016 12:01 AM (e+1S5)

246 er, vegetables are carbs

Posted by: jake at February 03, 2016 12:01 AM (HLUeE)

247 Almost like the laws were written by people who have no idea what they're talking about.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at February 02, 2016 11:58 PM (Pwh6H)



Welcome to California.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 03, 2016 12:01 AM (sl+zA)

248 It was the Babylonians who got to wrestle with the Hittites.

They got sacked by Mursilis. No, not this guy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitney_Mercilus

This guy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mursili_I

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 03, 2016 12:02 AM (6FqZa)

249 Tonight I am watching The Crow (1994).

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 03, 2016 12:02 AM (VdICR)

250 Chi @ 160- un-shot prairiedogs?
One word. Pets. Yep, had one 5 years old. Her name was Gretl and I got her in Virginia Beach, one of the least prairiedog-like places on this planet. Brought her to ETEX with me over 20 years ago, and just like the Confederate Balloonists, and probably one day Eromero too), she died here.

Posted by: Eromero at February 03, 2016 12:02 AM (zLDYs)

251 RWC, be careful. I think I gave myself "double crush syndrome" that way.

Been meaning to tell people, I've had some bad (though not horrible) right hand and arm pain lately. I literally did a ton of typing last summer/fall when I was in a personal financial crisis and needed the money.

Long story short, things are better now financially but my arm is paying the price. Been going to physical therapy and as mentioned above, my therapist says I probably have "double crush syndrome." I'm still typing but doing much less of it these days, in fact I think I'm going to splurge on a copy of Dragon Pro and *really* try to master it this time so I can start posting places like here, and doing my typing, via voice command.

Anyway. Anyone else here know anything about "double crush"? Thanks in advance.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2016 12:02 AM (ntObR)

252 The Hittite responsible for sacking the Babylonians has been sacked. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 03, 2016 12:03 AM (kpqmD)

253 Oh yeah, TPH did you see where the UK government has given the green-light for firms to genetically alter human embryos in the quest for making fetal stem-cells a viable medical therapy.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 03, 2016 12:03 AM (xcJZI)

254 Casting Brandon Lee instead of Charles Bronson was a bold choice.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 03, 2016 12:03 AM (VdICR)

255 246 er, vegetables are carbs
Posted by: jake at February 03, 2016 12:01 AM (HLUeE)
***
Not traditionally. I'm thinking leafy stuff and cruciferious, etc. More roughage than carbohydrates.

Key thing is to try to avoid sugar and anything (starches) that become sugars.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 03, 2016 12:03 AM (/33sy)

256

Back in the late seventies, early eighties, someone I knew who was a classic, nitwit liberal thought it would be cool to live in Detroit. He moved into a pretty nice house in what seemed to be a decent neighborhood. Got a great deal on the house. So one evening he and his wife came home and were held up at gunpoint. The cop they reported it to said 2 things. "Is this the first time you've been robbed." and, "You're lucky he didn't rape your wife." The douchebag liberals moved out fast.
Posted by: nerdygirl at February 02, 2016 11:56 PM (+lVUW)

I spent September 1992 in Miami after hurricane Andrew blew thru. I was looking at homes in the $500,000 range with bars on their doors & windows, all sorts of security cameras ,etc. and they were in nice neighborhoods.,3 blocks away people lived under over passes. Little,MH got his dose of big city living

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 03, 2016 12:03 AM (voOPb)

257 218 Back in the late seventies, early eighties, someone I knew who was a classic, nitwit liberal thought it would be cool to live in Detroit. He moved into a pretty nice house in what seemed to be a decent neighborhood. Got a great deal on the house. So one evening he and his wife came home and were held up at gunpoint. The cop they reported it to said 2 things. "Is this the first time you've been robbed." and, "You're lucky he didn't rape your wife." The douchebag liberals moved out fast.
Posted by: nerdygirl at February 02, 2016 11:56 PM (+lVUW)


That should not be funny. In fact, it. is. not. funny. It's just not. Really. I believe that.

Posted by: Splunge at February 03, 2016 12:03 AM (iMxBJ)

258 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 02, 2016 11:59 PM (dvuhZ)
In California don't get caught with 410's in the chamber.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 03, 2016 12:04 AM (egOGm)

259 Power green vegetables don't turn to sugar as much as white vegetables.
Just avoid white completely.

Posted by: Ralph, let them eat DDT at February 03, 2016 12:04 AM (idjhO)

260 Basement Cat at February 03, 2016 12:00 AM (3C9q2)

sorry. failed joke.

Posted by: Atrium Cat ... at February 03, 2016 12:04 AM (AoK0a)

261 There's actually going to be a movie coming out soon about the 1967 Detroit riots.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2016 12:04 AM (ntObR)

262 245 It ain't the steak that makes you fat. Steak is warrior food, eat as much as you want. Just skip the garbage. If the ingredient list has more than three items, it's garbage.
Posted by: DC in River City at February 03, 2016 12:01 AM (e+1S5)


Bacon. Eggs. Scallions. Cheese. That's four.

Posted by: Splunge at February 03, 2016 12:05 AM (iMxBJ)

263 So the M-1 Carbine is an even more of an odd duck than usual.
Posted by: Anna Puma
-------------

Just designed to be what it is.

There actually were actual M1 Garand carbines prototyped, the T26.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 03, 2016 12:05 AM (J3phO)

264 Just avoid white completely.

Fo shizzle.

Posted by: Rev. Al at February 03, 2016 12:05 AM (sl+zA)

265 Just avoid white completely.


Rayciss!

Posted by: Cauliflower at February 03, 2016 12:05 AM (1xUj/)

266 I mean don't get caught with 410's in a taurus.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 03, 2016 12:05 AM (egOGm)

267 There's actually going to be a movie coming out soon about the 1967 Detroit riots.
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2016 12:04 AM (ntObR)

Hopefully it's a romantic comedy with Kevin Hart and Martin Lawrence.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 03, 2016 12:06 AM (UnJ7w)

268 Just avoid white completely.

AVOID WHITE COMPLETELY?!?

Posted by: Alleged Freddy's Fashion Mart Arsonist & MSNBC Commentator Al Sharpton ... at February 03, 2016 12:06 AM (AoK0a)

269 Trying to stick with the semi-paleo diet too.

Eating sausage or eggs for breakfast, and trying to snack reasonably (pear cup or a banana), light lunch, sensible dinners. Had seasoned tilapia last night.

Today I got some Johnsonville hot italian sausage, think I might like it better than standard breakfast sausage in the mornings. Also got some habanero jack cheese for snacking.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2016 12:06 AM (ntObR)

270
... the argument against Short barreled rifles ...


Adding a stock to an autoloading pistol makes it noticeably more accurate ... the Mauser C96, with the wooden holster/stock is an example ... and much more concealable and convenient than a rifle or carbine.

What the BATF was thinking is another matter ... my guess is that they were trying to clamp down on bootleggers and gangsters, and making something illegal adds reasons to make an initial arrest.

Posted by: Arbalest at February 03, 2016 12:07 AM (FlRtG)

271 Hopefully it's a romantic comedy with Kevin Hart and Martin Lawrence.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 03, 2016 12:06 AM (UnJ7w)



The Roof Korean scenes are some of the funniest things ever put on film.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 03, 2016 12:07 AM (sl+zA)

272 Oh and I checked... Sonoma Jack habanero jack cheese, 0% carbs.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2016 12:07 AM (ntObR)

273 vegetables are carbs

Posted by: jake at February 03, 2016 12:01 AM (HLUeE)
Depends
on whether you're counting fiber as a carbohydrate--it is, chemically
speaking, but it's not digested the way sugars and starches are.

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at February 03, 2016 12:07 AM (vRQPU)

274 Just avoid white completely.

Posted by: Ralph, let them eat DDT

What about white cotton fashion accessories?

Posted by: Melitha Harrith-Perry at February 03, 2016 12:07 AM (Pwh6H)

275 Hey TPH, so which translation is correct for this anime series?

Bodacious Space Pirates or Miniskirt Space Pirates?

http://www.e2046.com/product/Kato+Marika/18986/
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 02, 2016 11:31 PM (xcJZI)

The title Bodacious Space Pirates was a licensor 'request'.

Plus side, at least the licensor didn't demand a say in the dub work (shudders at the memory of the 30 secs of horror he saw of Love Hina in English).

Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at February 03, 2016 12:08 AM (F9322)

276 250 Chi @ 160- un-shot prairiedogs?
One word. Pets. Yep, had one 5 years old. Her name was Gretl and I got her in Virginia Beach, one of the least prairiedog-like places on this planet...
Posted by: Eromero
---------------
Huh. I didn't know that about you. I could probably hit a golf ball from my backyard into VB right now. (Which is now getting overrun with nutria).
RIP, Gretl.

Posted by: Chi at February 03, 2016 12:08 AM (ENe42)

277 >>>Bacon. Eggs. Scallions. Cheese. That's four.

Heh. That's actually my breakfast tomorrow, except I've got green onions instead of scallions. Plus some ground bison left over from dinner tonight.

Posted by: DC in River City at February 03, 2016 12:09 AM (e+1S5)

278 Well I already eat probably only 1500 calories per day, and progress is real slow

Posted by: chemjeff at February 03, 2016 12:09 AM (lVU49)

279 Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2016 12:06 AM (ntObR)
Keep it up, it will work. I try to walk at least 5 miles a day too. You can eat more if you exercise. I like to eat so I move more.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 03, 2016 12:09 AM (egOGm)

280 278 Well I already eat probably only 1500 calories per day, and progress is real slow
Posted by: chemjeff at February 03, 2016 12:09 AM (lVU49)
***
That's evolution at work. Your body thinks you're starving, so it's doing all it can to conserve fat.

Eat more fat and protein.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 03, 2016 12:10 AM (/33sy)

281 Well I already eat probably only 1500 calories per day, and progress is real slow
Posted by: chemjeff



Have you tried cooking steak?




*ducks*

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Team Lefty and Scamp at February 03, 2016 12:10 AM (1xUj/)

282 CaliGirl, good advice, thanks.

I'm trying to walk more as well. Believe it or not we're having some pretty cold weather lately in California which makes that a bit more difficult than usual, but for some reason I'm really determined to make things work this time.

Per the scale I've already lost 3 pounds, so that's a start I guess.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2016 12:10 AM (ntObR)

283 181


Don't Prairie Dogs carry Bubonic Plague?

Posted by: buzzion at February 02, 2016 11:47 PM (zt+N6)



Those are armadillos I do believe.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 02, 2016 11:49 PM (UnJ7w)


Armadillos carry leprosy -- prairie dogs (and ground squirrels) carry bubonic plague. There's a nice reservoir of Black Death in ground squirrels near where they used to have Renaissance Faires in Agoura -- I always wondered if one year was going to become all-too realistic....

Posted by: cthulhu at February 03, 2016 12:10 AM (EzgxV)

284 "What about white cotton fashion accessories?"

Eat as many as you like.

Posted by: navybrat at February 03, 2016 12:10 AM (8QGte)

285 So I've been watching "The 100", first season, first DVD of first season.

As stupid young-adult SF goes it's... stupid. "Lord of the Flies" was a long, long time ago. The "teenagers dumped on an outpost" trope doesn't become any more original just because it's a space-station dumping them on Postapocalyptic Earth.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 03, 2016 12:11 AM (6FqZa)

286 1500 calories = losing weight
1800 calories = maintenance

The more muscle mass you create the more calories you will burn. Muscle burns the most calories.

It's not what you weigh.
Take your height in inches and divide by 2.
That is your waist size goal.




Posted by: Ralph, let them eat DDT at February 03, 2016 12:11 AM (idjhO)

287 Saw your barrel to 18.00", and it's okay. Saw it to 17.99" and they will come and kill your dog, your wife, and your son.

Posted by: Randy Weaver at February 03, 2016 12:11 AM (J3phO)

288 Did Dean Esmay ever get over his "HIV doesn't cause AIDS" phase?

Posted by: SarahW at February 03, 2016 12:12 AM (3fTXW)

289 SarahW, don't know about that... :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2016 12:12 AM (ntObR)

290 I lost a bunch of fat by switching from beer (sniff!) to wine.

I also quit making and eating bread so much. I try to avoid flour. Peanuts instead of peanut butter filled pretzels, potato chips instead of goldfish for example. Find protein. Oven cook a pack of bacon and grab a slice outta the fridge for a salty snack.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at February 03, 2016 12:12 AM (GzDYP)

291 Did Dean Esmay ever get over his "HIV doesn't cause AIDS" phase?

Posted by: SarahW at February 03, 2016 12:12 AM (3fTXW)

It's true!

Posted by: Magic Johnson at February 03, 2016 12:13 AM (UnJ7w)

292 Did Dean Esmay ever get over his "HIV doesn't cause AIDS" phase?

Posted by: SarahW

He graduated to "fire can't melt steal".

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at February 03, 2016 12:13 AM (Pwh6H)

293 Chemjeff,
When my husband eats like me, he loses weight much faster than me. It pisses me off. He eats out for lunch every day. Burrito lady for breakfast then a big lunch. Dinner a meat, chicken or beef, vegetables and salad. He loses weight.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 03, 2016 12:13 AM (egOGm)

294 I'm out. Try to play nice-ish.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 03, 2016 12:13 AM (kpqmD)

295 Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow today so an early spring.
In other news Marco Rubio has just declared it a victory for winter.
Posted by: buzzion at February 02, 2016 11:51 PM

We had the weirdest thing here yesterday and Sun. Both days we spotted a flock of robins, like over 2 dozen of them, this is in N IL this time of yr. Not only odd time of the yr but since when do you see robins in flocks?

Maybe they are migrating north and it's a sign of early spring, but just odd.

Posted by: Farmer at February 03, 2016 12:13 AM (o/90i)

296 Well I've always understood the term 'carpet bombing' in campaign speeches to be more of a term of art meaning widespread bombing of every possible enemy target we can find.

Well, then, you would have understood incorrectly. Carpet bombing has military meaning.


Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at February 03, 2016 12:13 AM (gClMK)

297 >>>out carbohydrates in all forms for more meat, fat, and veg, and you'll do fine.
------
Dammit Uncle P, I like my baked tatters, mashed tatters & bread for sammiches

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 03, 2016 12:14 AM (voOPb)

298 Wasn't the Tet Offensive an example of a carpet-bombing mission?

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2016 12:14 AM (ntObR)

299 I spent a little more than half of a 20 year military career preparing to fight the very ideas Bernie openly espouses. WTF happened to this country?

Posted by: Bill R. at February 03, 2016 12:14 AM (jKUeC)

300 "Discipline is the virtue that makes the writing of this sentence unnecessary". Thank you Mr. Schon, 6th grade.

Posted by: Tim in GA at February 03, 2016 12:14 AM (YLidQ)

301 297 >>>out carbohydrates in all forms for more meat, fat, and veg, and you'll do fine.
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Dammit Uncle P, I like my baked tatters, mashed tatters & bread for sammiches
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 03, 2016 12:14 AM (voOPb)
***
So do I...

I've learned to live with it, and allow myself a cheat day every Saturday.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 03, 2016 12:15 AM (/33sy)

302 Wasn't the Tet Offensive an example of a carpet-bombing mission?

Umm, no.

Linebacker

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 03, 2016 12:15 AM (sl+zA)

303
As stupid young-adult SF goes it's... stupid. "Lord of the Flies" was a long, long time ago. The "teenagers dumped on an outpost" trope doesn't become any more original just because it's a space-station dumping them on Postapocalyptic Earth.Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 03, 2016 12:11 AM (6FqZa)
How far in are you? I like the series and thought it got better as the season went on. The kids dumped on Earth act as stupidly as you'd expect, which was nice because there were consequences to their stupidity. The second season was better as well.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 03, 2016 12:15 AM (fC9RO)

304 Funny: Korean guys react to watching American porn for the first time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NaaBhIwGRI

Posted by: [Insert inappropriate joke here] at February 03, 2016 12:15 AM (vBeA5)

305 Posted by: Ralph, let them eat DDT at February 03, 2016 12:11 AM (idjhO)
I hope that's for men. I would not like a 34 inch waist.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 03, 2016 12:15 AM (egOGm)

306 280 278 Well I already eat probably only 1500 calories per day, and progress is real slow
Posted by: chemjeff at February 03, 2016 12:09 AM (lVU49)
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That's evolution at work. Your body thinks you're starving, so it's doing all it can to conserve fat
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Yep. Your body is going into survival mode and stores every available calorie, usually as fat.
Eat more, smaller meals. Move more. Pretty basic, really.

Posted by: Chi at February 03, 2016 12:15 AM (ENe42)

307 Dammit Uncle P, I like my baked tatters, mashed tatters & bread for sammiches

Roger that.

Posted by: Your Waistline at February 03, 2016 12:15 AM (1xUj/)

308 125 And Japan wins the WTF Award again

http://www.ufunk.net/en/gadgets/japanese-cat-gloves/
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 02, 2016 11:40 PM (xcJZI)

And they already topped that. Because Japan.

School Days - Life-size Solid Mouse Pad

Questionably work safe link.

http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=GOODS-00073224&page=top

Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at February 03, 2016 12:15 AM (F9322)

309 Wasn't the Tet Offensive an example of a carpet-bombing mission?
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2016 12:14 AM (ntObR)

Rolling Thunder.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 03, 2016 12:15 AM (kKHcp)

310 298 Wasn't the Tet Offensive an example of a carpet-bombing mission?
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2016 12:14 AM (ntObR)
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Nope. Tet was good, old-fashioned combined arms.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 03, 2016 12:16 AM (/33sy)

311 Dammit Uncle P, I like my baked tatters, mashed tatters & bread for sammiches
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

...scalloped tatters, tatter-tots, fried tatters...

Posted by: Bubba at February 03, 2016 12:16 AM (Pwh6H)

312 The Tet Offensive was the other guys.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 03, 2016 12:16 AM (1xUj/)

313 >>>Maybe they are migrating north and it's a sign of early spring, but just odd.

Farmer how can I love you yet hate you at same time. We are in the midst of a 12" blizzard. Robins would not like N WI anytime soon

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 03, 2016 12:16 AM (voOPb)

314 Wasn't the Tet Offensive an example of a carpet-bombing mission?
Posted by: qdpsteve
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No. Tet was a large coordinated assault by NVA & Viet Cong.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 03, 2016 12:16 AM (J3phO)

315 Nite insomniac

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 03, 2016 12:17 AM (voOPb)

316 The Tet Offensive failed militarily, but succeeded as PR. Thanks, Mr. Cronkite.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 03, 2016 12:17 AM (sl+zA)

317 246
er, vegetables are carbs

Posted by: jake at February 03, 2016 12:01 AM (HLUeE)


You're ok if all your carbs are fiber. This will also make it easy to determine if you eat too many carbs without the necessity of expensive instrumentation.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 03, 2016 12:17 AM (EzgxV)

318 qdpsteve, good luck with your effort.

Need to get back to my own writing. Spent Friday and Saturday rewriting and editing the first 10,000 words of story before realizing there was no way to make such a short submission deadline. So been hovering at 58,000 words the past few days.

Really should amp up the tech advances in story. Now pondering if I should really screw up the world in the story's past with Zika or perhaps some gene-tinkered cure that went rogue.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 03, 2016 12:17 AM (xcJZI)

319 314 Wasn't the Tet Offensive an example of a carpet-bombing mission?
Posted by: qdpsteve
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No. Tet was a large coordinated assault by NVA & Viet Cong.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 03, 2016 12:16 AM (J3phO)
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We and the ARVN handed them their asses, but Walter Cronkite......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 03, 2016 12:17 AM (/33sy)

320
251 RWC, be careful. I think I gave myself "double crush syndrome" that way.


Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2016 12:02 AM (ntObR)

Thats's what she said.

Was gonna ask but it looks like you're doing better with the diet and food choice. Good job!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 03, 2016 12:17 AM (hlMPp)

321
So the M-1 Carbine is an even more of an odd duck than usual.
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 02, 2016 11:55 PM (xcJZI)


If it helps, the .30 carbine was based in part on the .30 Pederson round that was the round developed for the Pederson device that was supposed to turn the 03-Springfield into a sub-gun. That cartridge both paved the way for the .30 carbine round (which was longer) and the French 7.65 x 20 pistol round which was never used in any sub-gun or carbine that I know of.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 03, 2016 12:18 AM (q2o38)

322 An Arc Light mission where three B-52Ds would obliterate a square mile of jungle is carpet bombing.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 03, 2016 12:18 AM (xcJZI)

323 I wear size extra medium.

Posted by: RKae at February 03, 2016 12:19 AM (xiHNC)

324 Umm, no.

Linebacker
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 03, 2016 12:15 AM (sl+zA)

That too. I read that many years later did the US find out how close that came to ending the war.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 03, 2016 12:19 AM (kKHcp)

325 No. Tet was a large coordinated assault by NVA & Viet Cong.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 03, 2016 12:16 AM (J3phO)
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We and the ARVN handed them their asses, but Walter Cronkite......
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine



Umm...they damn near took the U.S. Embassy in Saigon.

That wasn't Cronkite's fault.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 03, 2016 12:19 AM (1xUj/)

326 Chemjeff eat more pink meat, I'm not talking salmon either

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 03, 2016 12:19 AM (voOPb)

327 CaliGirl, that's the maximum allowable for good health.

Posted by: Ralph, let them eat DDT at February 03, 2016 12:20 AM (idjhO)

328 Anna, thanks and good luck with yours as well.

My personal advice, don't write about Zika. It's the fad-we're-all-gonna-die-superbug of right now, but three years from now no one will remember it, they'll be a new superbug out to kill us all. Just make up something that's really scary and maybe mainly based on real science. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2016 12:20 AM (ntObR)

329 68 Tet failed miserably. It thoroughly destroyed the VC cadres in the south.

The Easter '72 offensive was combined arms. ARVN with US air support stopped the NVA attack.

And in '75 we know what happened because Democrats in the US cut off funding.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 03, 2016 12:20 AM (xcJZI)

330 Yeah, Randy Weaver. Feds killed his wife and son, after they had pestered Randy into selling an undercover fed an illegal length shotgun. We can probably look for more of that type 'law enforcement' in the future, both frequency and magnitude-wise. Bastards.

Posted by: Eromero at February 03, 2016 12:20 AM (zLDYs)

331 RWC, thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2016 12:20 AM (ntObR)

332 321
So the M-1 Carbine is an even more of an odd duck than usual.
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 02, 2016 11:55 PM (xcJZI)

That cartridge both paved the way for the .30 carbine round (which was longer) and the French 7.65 x 20 pistol round which was never used in any sub-gun or carbine that I know of.
Posted by: Kindltot at February 03, 2016 12:18 AM (q2o3


MAS-38?

Posted by: hogmartin at February 03, 2016 12:21 AM (NA5LM)

333 Slow carbs are fine. This is stuff that takes a while to digest and doesn't spike your blood sugar and insulin response.

You couldn't eat enough broccoli say to spike your blood sugar. Look at the glycemic load. It's the processed shit and the starchy, floury stuff that is the killer, dumping glucose in your blood.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 03, 2016 12:21 AM (dvuhZ)

334 Umm...they damn near took the U.S. Embassy in Saigon.

That wasn't Cronkite's fault.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 03, 2016 12:19 AM (1xUj/)
They got into the courtyard, but that's about it.Meanwhile in the rest of the country the people refused to join in the revolution, and the ARVN and US forces wipe them out in a few days.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 03, 2016 12:21 AM (fC9RO)

335 Bandersnatch, yeah the Battle for Bunker's Bunker was bad for the US. But nothing like Benghazi.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 03, 2016 12:21 AM (xcJZI)

336 Ok so did Rush have a TIA today on air or did he misspeak about Rubio being a "Full-Throated Conservative"?

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 03, 2016 12:22 AM (UnJ7w)

337 Oh yeah, TPH did you see where the UK government has given the green-light for firms to genetically alter human embryos in the quest for making fetal stem-cells a viable medical therapy.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 03, 2016 12:03 AM (xcJZI)


SOON

http://catgirlcare.org/

Posted by: 猫耳Mode at February 03, 2016 12:23 AM (vBeA5)

338 Bandersnatch, yeah the Battle for Bunker's Bunker was bad for the US. But nothing like Benghazi.

*scratches head*

Huh?

I mean really, I don't get the references.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 03, 2016 12:23 AM (1xUj/)

339 322 An Arc Light mission where three B-52Ds would obliterate a square mile of jungle is carpet bombing.
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 03, 2016 12:18 AM (xcJZI)
***
Almighty, Almighty, this is PBR Street Gang.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 03, 2016 12:24 AM (/33sy)

340 Umm...they damn near took the U.S. Embassy in Saigon.

Ummm ... what MacGuffin was stored in the U.S. Embassy?

The VC was utterly destroyed after Tet.

Posted by: military defeat, political victory thanks to the likes of Cronkite at February 03, 2016 12:24 AM (5+WQx)

341 *flicks an ear and arches an eyebrow*

"You've been hanging out with Leona again... nyah?"

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 03, 2016 12:24 AM (xcJZI)

342 304 Funny: Korean guys react to watching American porn for the first time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NaaBhIwGRI
Posted by: [Insert inappropriate joke here] at February 03, 2016 12:15 AM (vBeA5)


Hmm. That must be a theme.

Last night it was Korean girls eating American barbecue for the first time.

Posted by: rickl at February 03, 2016 12:24 AM (sdi6R)

343 Tuna
Salmon
Tilapia - NO
Trout

Brussels Sprouts - Prostate
Spinach -------------Supple Vessels


Posted by: Ralph, let them eat DDT at February 03, 2016 12:24 AM (idjhO)

344 An Arc Light mission where three B-52Ds would obliterate a square mile of jungle is carpet bombing.
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 03, 2016 12:18 AM (xcJZI)


Yes

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at February 03, 2016 12:25 AM (gClMK)

345 RWC, thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2016 12:20 AM (ntObR)

Don't thank me yet.

I still have a request in for AtC to release the Ravage if you fall back.



But good job.

(And falling back doesn't equal failing. Just a temporary setback)

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 03, 2016 12:25 AM (hlMPp)

346 I mean really, I don't get the references.
Posted by: Bandersnatch
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Elsworth Bunker. Ambassador.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 03, 2016 12:26 AM (J3phO)

347 I wonder if Andrea knows that direct commissions are pretty much the only option for anyone that joins the Navy Reserve as an officer, unless they had prior service.

What does she think people do at ROTC/NROTC... blow up tanks and drop bombs around the student union?

Posted by: biscuits mccoy at February 03, 2016 12:26 AM (cBs0n)

348 Army, Marine chiefs: Require women to register for draft

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jpvdxhc

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 03, 2016 12:26 AM (vBeA5)

349 Ellsworth Bunker was the US Ambassador to South Vietnam from 67 to 73.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 03, 2016 12:26 AM (xcJZI)

350 Thanks everyone. I always thought Tet Offensive was something the *US Forces* initiated, and that was successful except for Cronkite's propaganda.

Got a lot to learn still about Vietnam I guess. I still remember that incredibly long miniseries that was aired in the 1980s about it, "The Ten Thousand Day War."

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2016 12:27 AM (ntObR)

351 Sawed off?

Blunderbuss. In about an 8 guage. How do u like me now, atf bichez?

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at February 03, 2016 12:27 AM (qNcVh)

352 RWC, thanks (I think). :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2016 12:27 AM (ntObR)

353 I say this about VietNam;
We didn't learn a goddamned thing.

Posted by: US Politicians sending men off to wars we'll give up on at February 03, 2016 12:27 AM (kKHcp)

354 well I am here @Walmart so I will pick up some protein bars I guess

Posted by: chemjeff @ phone at February 03, 2016 12:28 AM (3Fk8f)

355 350 Thanks everyone. I always thought Tet Offensive was something the *US Forces* initiated, and that was successful except for Cronkite's propaganda.

Got a lot to learn still about Vietnam I guess. I still remember that incredibly long miniseries that was aired in the 1980s about it, "The Ten Thousand Day War."
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2016 12:27 AM (ntObR)
***
It's all good.

Going with my angel - The Colonel's daughter - to a Tet festival this weekend. Pretty cool to hang out with him and the old warriors.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 03, 2016 12:28 AM (/33sy)

356 Another thing I should mention re Vietnam:

My bro-in-law (the sane one), who's pretty conservative, also believes strongly that the reason our side/the US was lackluster about Vietnam is, Westmoreland and Co. were actually worried about China getting into the game on behalf of the NVA.

Any truth to that? So? Not so?

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2016 12:29 AM (ntObR)

357 well I am here @Walmart so I will pick up some protein bars I guess
Posted by: chemjeff @ phone

Read the ingredients and avoid the ones with soy.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at February 03, 2016 12:30 AM (Pwh6H)

358 354 well I am here @Walmart so I will pick up some protein bars I guess-chemjeff per last thread you want to go to more expensive place

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 03, 2016 12:30 AM (voOPb)

359 Couple questions:

- has a weekend effort-post like CAC's telescope posts ever been done on amateur radio?

- would anyone be interested in seeing one?

- would a mere mortal poster be able to write one up (asking for a friend)?

- how would this hypothetical poster go about proposing such a thing?

Posted by: hogmartin at February 03, 2016 12:30 AM (NA5LM)

360 Farmer how can I love you yet hate you at same time. We are in the midst of a 12" blizzard. Robins would not like N WI anytime soon
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 03, 2016 12:16 AM

I saw that was coming up there. Dad lives in Stevens Pt and was maybe coming down on the 5th, not sure if he is now. Last yr he got caught in a storm around the same time. He always comes down on their anniversary to visit Mom's grave.

Posted by: Farmer at February 03, 2016 12:30 AM (o/90i)

361 Palpatine, thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2016 12:30 AM (ntObR)

362 356 Another thing I should mention re Vietnam:

My bro-in-law (the sane one), who's pretty conservative, also believes strongly that the reason our side/the US was lackluster about Vietnam is, Westmoreland and Co. were actually worried about China getting into the game on behalf of the NVA.

Any truth to that? So? Not so?
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2016 12:29 AM (ntObR)
***
Not much the Vietnamese, even in the North, despised and hated the Chinese.

See "Sino-Vietnamese War"

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 03, 2016 12:30 AM (/33sy)

363 No steaks, chenjeff?

Posted by: davidt at February 03, 2016 12:31 AM (8aOqE)

364 Blunderbuss. In about an 8 guage. How do u like me now, atf bichez?
Posted by: Cicero
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Heh. I had a whimsical circuit design business, with a DBA of 'Blunderbus Labs'. One 's', because electrical pun.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 03, 2016 12:31 AM (J3phO)

365 Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2016 12:27 AM (ntObR)

It was a compliment

We each deal with our own demons.

F'ed up and had some drinks tonight.

Oh well. Tomorrow is another day.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 03, 2016 12:31 AM (hlMPp)

366 Elsworth Bunker. Ambassador.
Posted by: Mike Hammer


Thank you. Gah! the Horde knows a shitton of things.

I'm very close to passing out sleep, so I shouldn't poke the Horde with a VietNam stick. I just think it's overly simplistic to say that we lost because of Cronkite and the liberal media.

Fucking McNmarra knew in '65 that it was an unwinnable war. We had fewer than 3,000 dead by that time. Tet '68 was a victory for the VC, whether they held the territory or not. It was like out "30 Seconds over Tokyo" moment of WWII.

I'll try to stay awake a few minutes to see if I pissed anyone off.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 03, 2016 12:32 AM (1xUj/)

367 Not much the Vietnamese, even in the North, despised and hated the Chinese.
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There are still clashes.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 03, 2016 12:32 AM (J3phO)

368 Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2016 12:10 AM (ntObR)
I'm happy for you! Keep at it. I haven't been walking as much cause it's cold at my house too. I walked four miles today. I live on a ranch so I have to walk a lot. My averages went down when the weather changed. I was walking an average of 10 miles a day until November. I had a Jawbone UP, it broke. My phone keeps track.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 03, 2016 12:32 AM (egOGm)

369 367 Not much the Vietnamese, even in the North, despised and hated the Chinese.
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There are still clashes.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 03, 2016 12:32 AM (J3phO)
***
Ahh.. you were at #1 Chinese Barbecue last Saturday, I take it?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 03, 2016 12:33 AM (/33sy)

370 CaliGirl, thanks, good work on your part too. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2016 12:33 AM (ntObR)

371 qdpsteve, read up on the Hue Massacre during the Tet Offensive. The old capital of Vietnam and was still a center of learning. The Viet Cong controlled the whole city for awhile until US Marines evicted them in a bloody fashion. And proceeded to murder anyone who was in the local government or could have been an opposition leader.

Roughly 3,000 were murdered by the communists. Mass graves were discovered along the Perfume River. Bodies dumped with hands tied behind their backs.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 03, 2016 12:34 AM (xcJZI)

372 >>>well I am here @Walmart so I will pick up some protein bars I guess


No! Bad chemjeff! No! Drop it.

Leave that packaged crap on the shelf. You want protein? The eggs and chicken and beef are around the edge of the store.

Posted by: DC in River City at February 03, 2016 12:34 AM (e+1S5)

373 Ahh.. you were at #1 Chinese Barbecue last Saturday, I take it?
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants

*holds up box of Calgon*

Ancient Chinese secret, eh?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at February 03, 2016 12:34 AM (Pwh6H)

374 Anna, will do and thanks. I know where you find communist uprisings, you find mass murder and horrific cruelty.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2016 12:35 AM (ntObR)

375 Yeah, Prairie dogs carry the fleas that carry bubonic plague.

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at February 03, 2016 12:35 AM (bg5nS)

376 I spent a couple days in Hue a few years ago. Still has bullet pockmarks everywhere.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 03, 2016 12:35 AM (sl+zA)

377 >>>how would this hypothetical poster go about proposing such a thing?

Write it up and send it to CBD or Y-Not. Don't write it on Word.

Posted by: DC in River City at February 03, 2016 12:36 AM (e+1S5)

378 Can't help but wonder how much things could have been different re Vietnam, if there had been an alternative conservative media then like there is today (web, blogs, talk radio, Facebook, etc.).

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2016 12:36 AM (ntObR)

379 - how would this hypothetical poster go about proposing such a thing?
Posted by: hogmartin
----------------
Well, you could just email any random weekend COB with the suggestion, and maybe a pre-written post.
Say something like " you guys seem to be starving for weekend content some days - hoe about this?"

Rumor has it that our own beloved MisHum is going to start writing a feel-good Doggeh Thread for the weekend...

Posted by: Chi at February 03, 2016 12:36 AM (ENe42)

380 A few more days and my stupid hole will be dug almost to China.

Posted by: Andrea Tarantula at February 03, 2016 12:36 AM (Dwehj)

381 373 Ahh.. you were at #1 Chinese Barbecue last Saturday, I take it?
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants

*holds up box of Calgon*

Ancient Chinese secret, eh?
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at February 03, 2016 12:34 AM (Pwh6H)
***
Well....

Briefly, an ABC scratched the paint on my angel's car, and she ran out, screaming curses in three languages.

Passersby joined in, based on ethnicity and liguistic group......

It was dangerous, it was ugly, and it was HOT.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 03, 2016 12:37 AM (/33sy)

382 why no soy?

Posted by: chemjeff @ phone at February 03, 2016 12:37 AM (3Fk8f)

383 Yeah, Prairie dogs carry the fleas that carry bubonic plague.
Posted by: ObjectionSustained at February 03, 2016 12:35 AM (bg5nS)

Oh! But they're so Cuuuute! Adorbs!

Posted by: Every woman with a camera at Devils Tower, Wy at February 03, 2016 12:37 AM (kKHcp)

384 No! Bad chemjeff! No! Drop it.

Leave that packaged crap on the shelf. You want protein? The eggs and chicken and beef are around the edge of the store.

Tuna tuna tuna fish.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at February 03, 2016 12:38 AM (GzDYP)

385 382 why no soy?
Posted by: chemjeff @ phone at February 03, 2016 12:37 AM (3Fk8f)
***
Okay for flavor, in sauces, but phytoestrogens, and most westerners don't do well with it.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 03, 2016 12:38 AM (/33sy)

386 LBJ was afraid that the whole conflict would escalate because of the PRC and USSR. So he never did play to win as opposed to the communists. And McNamara was the same way.

So in one instance because of the restrictive ROE, one 'Nam story is a fighter pilot watched as an SA-2 battery was built. But could not attack the site due to the Soviets on site. And that site later shot him down.

It was a court-martial offense to shoot up the PRC and USSR freighters in Haiphong. But those ships had no qualms about adding their AAA to the hailstorm the pilots had to dodge.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 03, 2016 12:38 AM (xcJZI)

387 Amazing how many of those prison escapes involved helicopters


And Atherton sounds like a pretty nice place to live

Posted by: ThunderB at February 03, 2016 12:39 AM (zOTsN)

388 qdpsteve has triggered the once a month post of this excerpt from Mickey Spillane's 'One Lonely Night':

"I killed more people tonight than I have fingers on my hand. I shot them in cold blood and enjoyed every minute of it. I pumped slugs in the nastiest bunch of bastards you ever saw and here I am calmer than I've ever been, and happy too. They were Communists, Lee. They were red sons of bitches who should have died long ago..."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 03, 2016 12:39 AM (oFSUK)

389 Mike, thanks I think. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2016 12:40 AM (ntObR)

390 Lindsey Buckingham is from Atherton CA.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2016 12:40 AM (ntObR)

391 Tell Daady safe travels from this grinch

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 03, 2016 12:41 AM (voOPb)

392 why no soy?
Posted by: chemjeff @ phone

Soy contains estrogenic compounds. The testosterone/estrogen balance is a zero-sum game. You need to maximize your T levels if you want to effectively burn fat, and burning fat is a lot healthier than starving it off.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at February 03, 2016 12:41 AM (Pwh6H)

393 387 Amazing how many of those prison escapes involved helicopters

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Because the hot air baboons had an unbroken record of failure.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 03, 2016 12:41 AM (sl+zA)

394 Chemjeff, I think soy can make men grow boobs. Be careful with the protein bars, some of them are filled with sugar. I eat sugarless almond butter for a snack with a celery or an apple if I am craving sugar.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 03, 2016 12:42 AM (egOGm)

395 well, they all have soy

Posted by: chemjeff @ phone at February 03, 2016 12:42 AM (3Fk8f)

396 Amazing how many of those prison escapes involved helicopters


Hmmm...

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at February 03, 2016 12:42 AM (Dwehj)

397 "hot air baboons"

???

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 03, 2016 12:42 AM (xcJZI)

398 Cicero, I think you meant hot air baLLoons.

Hot Air Baboons are what you find at MSNBC.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2016 12:42 AM (ntObR)

399 393
Because the hot air baboons had an unbroken record of failure

Not sure whether typo or awesomeness.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 03, 2016 12:42 AM (o78gS)

400 TYVM guys. One last question, how do I contact them? I don't see any email addresses in their posts unless I'm just overlooking them.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 03, 2016 12:43 AM (NA5LM)

401 Some Moron mentioned hot air baboons in an earlier thread today. I just liked it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 03, 2016 12:44 AM (sl+zA)

402 I hope the doggie thread includes kitties.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 03, 2016 12:44 AM (egOGm)

403 Prairie dogs are a type of weasel.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at February 03, 2016 12:44 AM (qNcVh)

404 Well a 2nd dose of pills I'd helping somewhat

Nite morons
Be netter

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 03, 2016 12:44 AM (voOPb)

405 354
well I am here @Walmart so I will pick up some protein bars I guess

Posted by: chemjeff @ phone at February 03, 2016 12:28 AM (3Fk8f)


Most of them are terribly unhealthy if you read the stats on the back.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 03, 2016 12:45 AM (EzgxV)

406 Well... that didn't take long. the Trumpster's back to his old convivial self.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 03, 2016 12:45 AM (NPofj)

407 Be better
Stay well
Kick lib ass
Carry on

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 03, 2016 12:45 AM (voOPb)

408 MH soundsa gooda

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2016 12:46 AM (ntObR)

409 Don't. Eat. Anything.

Posted by: The Food Nazis at February 03, 2016 12:46 AM (Dwehj)

410 good night MH

Posted by: chemjeff @ phone at February 03, 2016 12:46 AM (3Fk8f)

411 Hog,
I think email addys are usually posted at the bottom of the main post (food thread, gardening thred, etc), but if you don't see it, ask for Y-not or CBD in the comments of those threads.
Worse they can say is no.

(Well, I guess they could say worse things than that...)

Posted by: Chi at February 03, 2016 12:46 AM (ENe42)

412 We were the scourge of 1880s Europe, then Otto von Bismarck scrapped the program in favor of Maxim's machine-gun fad.

Posted by: Hot Air Baboons at February 03, 2016 12:46 AM (Pwh6H)

413 Evenin' everyone.

Saw 13 hours earlier. Very pissed off.

A vote for Hitlery is a vote in favor of treason and treachery!

But you guys already knew that.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 03, 2016 12:46 AM (YJmuy)

414 ChemJeff, there is always the Japanese POW diet - water soup.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 03, 2016 12:46 AM (xcJZI)

415 Because the hot air baboons had an unbroken record of failure.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 03, 2016 12:41 AM (sl+zA)

That is what I called that lump Otis when he was trying to board during my escape.

Posted by: Lex Luthor at February 03, 2016 12:47 AM (F9322)

416 You might shave seconds off your life by eating that!

Posted by: The Food Nazis at February 03, 2016 12:47 AM (Dwehj)

417 Pretty sure the republican candidates are talking about fixing the ridiculous ROE operators are hamstrung with


Sure is nice of the Pentagon to offer up that nice general to defend the dumbass in chief's ROEs

Posted by: ThunderB at February 03, 2016 12:47 AM (zOTsN)

418 >>>why no soy?

Bad for dudes. Increases estrogen and depresses testosterone. Soy sauce for sushi is fine, just don't make it a major part of your diet.

Posted by: DC in River City at February 03, 2016 12:48 AM (e+1S5)

419 Soy makes your man parts shrivel and you become a soprano.

Posted by: navybrat at February 03, 2016 12:48 AM (8QGte)

420 Crap. I was already working on being netter!

Goodnight Mis. Hum.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at February 03, 2016 12:48 AM (GzDYP)

421 Who's the idiot that started this idea that a stupid fat rat could predict the weather?

Plus it has to be sunny for him to see his shadow and wouldn't that be a sign of warmer weather?

So much wrong with this Groundshog Day thing.

One day I plan to go, but I keep forgetting about it. I'd like to experience the deal just once.

Of course after seeing Groundhogs Day, it would probably be anticlimactic.

Is it always the first of February or the First Monday in February?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at February 03, 2016 12:48 AM (Xo1Rt)

422 Not much the Vietnamese, even in the North, despised and hated the Chinese.
See "Sino-Vietnamese War"
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants

IIRC it's more complicated than that. The Chinese supported the Vietnamese against the US, as did their rivals at the time the Soviets. The Sino-Vietnamese War was in reaction to the Vietnamese going into Cambodia after they took the South. They thought that was going to expand Soviet influence.

And talk about national hatred they Vietnamese and Cambodians hated each other. Tho there was always some China-Vietnamese there were a fair amount of ethnic Chinese in Vietnam. I think they were resented as a more prosperous merchant class.

Well, like I said it's complicated.

Posted by: Farmer at February 03, 2016 12:48 AM (o/90i)

423 99 Luftbaboons.

Posted by: Nena at February 03, 2016 12:48 AM (qNcVh)

424 First Tuesday I meant. I lost track of the days.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at February 03, 2016 12:49 AM (Xo1Rt)

425 *hhmmm .....*

Sushi. California roll and a Snow Crab roll. Yummy.

Nom nom nom.

Where's Tilikum?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 03, 2016 12:49 AM (xcJZI)

426 422 Not much the Vietnamese, even in the North, despised and hated the Chinese.
See "Sino-Vietnamese War"
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants

IIRC it's more complicated than that. The Chinese supported the Vietnamese against the US, as did their rivals at the time the Soviets. The Sino-Vietnamese War was in reaction to the Vietnamese going into Cambodia after they took the South. They thought that was going to expand Soviet influence.

And talk about national hatred they Vietnamese and Cambodians hated each other. Tho there was always some China-Vietnamese there were a fair amount of ethnic Chinese in Vietnam. I think they were resented as a more prosperous merchant class.

Well, like I said it's complicated.
Posted by: Farmer at February 03, 2016 12:48 AM (o/90i)
***
Yep, a tangled mess.

My angel's people were ethnic Chinese down one side, and her daddy was in the ARVN - they had a Hell of a time after the South fell.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 03, 2016 12:50 AM (/33sy)

427 >>>TYVM guys. One last question, how do I contact them? I don't see any email addresses in their posts unless I'm just overlooking them.

I think I have CBDs email. Send it to me and I'll forward it.

Dcintowson (at sign) yahoo

Posted by: DC in River City at February 03, 2016 12:50 AM (e+1S5)

428 *rattles brain pan*

Who were the Nung?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 03, 2016 12:50 AM (xcJZI)

429 428 *rattles brain pan*

Who were the Nung?
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 03, 2016 12:50 AM (xcJZI)
***
The Hmong, do you mean?

Montaignards, the Frogs called them. Hill-people, and damned good fighters, too.

Yet another group we betrayed.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 03, 2016 12:52 AM (/33sy)

430 - how would this hypothetical poster go about proposing such a thing?
Posted by: hogmartin at February 03, 2016 12:30 AM (NA5LM)


Write something up and send it to me and I can arrange it with Ace. I'm a radio guy as well (Extra class) so I can help out a bit even though I've got zero time.

Posted by: Maetenloch at February 03, 2016 12:52 AM (wqVD1)

431 Lots of Hmong live in California now.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 03, 2016 12:52 AM (sl+zA)

432 What's that Maet, you're extra classy? ;-)

We knew that already.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2016 12:53 AM (ntObR)

433 anna puma I actually seriously considered fasting

Posted by: chemjeff @ phone at February 03, 2016 12:53 AM (3Fk8f)

434 433 anna puma I actually seriously considered fasting
Posted by: chemjeff @ phone at February 03, 2016 12:53 AM (3Fk8f)
***
Don't, unless you're in good health overall.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 03, 2016 12:54 AM (/33sy)

435 Nung, very complicated

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%C3%B9ng_people

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 03, 2016 12:55 AM (xcJZI)

436 Near me in Long Beach, Heartwell Park has a temporary sign up promoting their Recreation Department classes and activities.

I think someone older designed the sign though. It has the headline, "STAY CLASSY LONG BEACH!"

I guess they don't understand what 'stay classy' is supposed to mean in today's context.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2016 12:55 AM (ntObR)

437 Lots of Hmong in MN. Lutheran churches were importing them in the 70s. I remember some weird story about how Hmong would drop dead after having a nightmare. They were convinced some demon gave them a bad dream and killed them. Turned out their is some genetic predisposition to early heart disease. They were having heart attacks, not demon attacks

Posted by: ThunderB at February 03, 2016 12:55 AM (zOTsN)

438 Why do you think I put the word usually in the sentence. Because I am aware of exceptions.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 02, 2016 11:54 PM (xcJZI)


I think "sometimes" would be a better choice. There might be many modern carbines chambered for pistol ammo, but historically, carbines were simply short rifles, often intended for cavalry troops.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 03, 2016 12:55 AM (Z8fuk)

439 431 Lots of Hmong live in California now.
Posted by: Cicero
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Those slope heads better stay the hell away from my Gran Torino!

Posted by: Walt Kowalski at February 03, 2016 12:57 AM (ENe42)

440 Damn Hmong need to stay off my lawn.

Posted by: Clint Eastwood at February 03, 2016 12:57 AM (H9MG5)

441 That's it. I'm writing in, "Maetenloch" for president.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at February 03, 2016 12:57 AM (GzDYP)

442 'night, 'rons and 'ettes.

Carry on smartly.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 03, 2016 12:58 AM (/33sy)

443 Maet wins, I'm just Generally classy. DC in River City kicked an email address over first, so I'll do up an intro paragraph and an outline and he can do what he likes with it. As you well know, even just mentioning the basic things you can do in the hobby, it's gonna have to be YUUUGE.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 03, 2016 12:59 AM (NA5LM)

444 443 Maet wins, I'm just Generally classy. DC in River City kicked an email address over first, so I'll do up an intro paragraph and an outline and he can do what he likes with it. As you well know, even just mentioning the basic things you can do in the hobby, it's gonna have to be YUUUGE.
Posted by: hogmartin at February 03, 2016 12:59 AM (NA5LM)


Wait don't forget about my laziness! I'm willing to help you with what you write up.

Posted by: Maetenloch at February 03, 2016 01:01 AM (wqVD1)

445 "They were having heart attacks, not demon attacks"

The result is the same.

Posted by: navybrat at February 03, 2016 01:02 AM (8QGte)

446 402 I hope the doggie thread includes kitties.
Posted by: CaliGirl
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Of course kitties are welcome. Around here, we love cats - they taste just like chicken!

Seriously, there is no reason whatsoever to believe that we will get a pet thread. I've been pushing for it for months (great distraction from ugly news of the day).
I half-jokingly suggested MisHum author it, since he has already been a COB, and I know for a fact that he's an animal lover

But, I doubt we'll see anything like that soon...

Posted by: Chi at February 03, 2016 01:02 AM (ENe42)

447 @413
After watching 13 Hours my wife kept saying...the NERVE of her that she thinks she can run for president after that!

Posted by: Farmer at February 03, 2016 01:02 AM (o/90i)

448 Maet, ben at geeklair dot net. I wouldn't mind the help. The idea just came to me this afternoon, so I don't have anything at all written, just thinking of how to organize it right now. Thanks!

Posted by: hogmartin at February 03, 2016 01:03 AM (NA5LM)

449 The result might be the same but the treatment is different

Posted by: ThunderB at February 03, 2016 01:04 AM (zOTsN)

450 It's called Sudden Unexpected Death Syndrome


Like SIDS for adults

Posted by: ThunderB at February 03, 2016 01:06 AM (zOTsN)

451 Headline in the local paper is a ridiculous apples-to-rubber bands comparison...

Americans spent more on legal weed than on Cheetos and Funyuns combined last year

...when they should be charting the rate of weed consumption vis-a-vis the consumption of Cheetos and Funyuns.

Somebody was smokey when coming up with this, I suppose.

My beverage mug is empty
and it's time for me to sleep.
If you have to get in trouble, friends,
be sure it's not too deep.

Good Night Gracieshave

Posted by: mindful webworker - high... on life at February 03, 2016 01:06 AM (Yu4ah)

452 The Hmong, the Thai, and the Filipino tend to get SUDS

Posted by: ThunderB at February 03, 2016 01:08 AM (zOTsN)

453 Trying to stick with the semi-paleo diet too.

Eating sausage or eggs for breakfast, and trying to snack reasonably (pear cup or a banana), light lunch, sensible dinners. Had seasoned tilapia last night.

Today I got some Johnsonville hot italian sausage, think I might like it better than standard breakfast sausage in the mornings. Also got some habanero jack cheese for snacking.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2016 12:06 AM (ntObR)

Right there with ya, starting this week. Plus joined a gym and been there twice this week so far. It's amazing how letting things go for a while at my age make it that much more difficult to get back in the swing of things.

Posted by: Blano at February 03, 2016 01:09 AM (3eoPa)

454 That's nice Mindful! Goodnight.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at February 03, 2016 01:09 AM (GzDYP)

455 The Hmong, the Thai, and the Filipino tend to get SUDS
Posted by: ThunderB at February 03, 2016 01:08 AM

...but their wash gets really clean!

Posted by: Farmer at February 03, 2016 01:10 AM (o/90i)

456 452 The Hmong, the Thai, and the Filipino tend to get SUDS
Posted by: ThunderB
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Ancient Chinese Secret?

Posted by: Chi at February 03, 2016 01:12 AM (ENe42)

457 299 Bill - "I spent a little more than half of a 20 year military career preparing
to fight the very ideas Bernie openly espouses. WTF happened to this
country?"

If you check the exit polls you'll see that white males still vote pretty much the same as they always have.

Just sayin'

Posted by: in another life I was abu-garcia at February 03, 2016 01:12 AM (o2Z7Y)

458 Why is the Gorn in a metallic mini dress with evening gloves and a necklace?

Posted by: ThunderB at February 03, 2016 01:15 AM (zOTsN)

459 Kirk loves the classy ladies.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 03, 2016 01:16 AM (VdICR)

460 458 Why is the Gorn in a metallic mini dress with evening gloves and a necklace?

Posted by: ThunderB at February 03, 2016 01:15 AM (zOTsN)


No H8te

Posted by: buzzion at February 03, 2016 01:16 AM (zt+N6)

461 The Gorn could be a lady

Posted by: ThunderB at February 03, 2016 01:17 AM (zOTsN)

462 Maet, I wasn't suggesting that you have to write it, just saying that your ham schwartz is bigger than mine. I'll write it up, but I would definitely appreciate a proofread.

Also ham schwartz needs to become a thing.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 03, 2016 01:17 AM (NA5LM)

463 Blano, thanks, good luck to you as well.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2016 01:17 AM (ntObR)

464 Chemjeff. Try a variety of all the beef jerky they sell there, and narrow it down to three you like best.

Then read the labels, and choose the brand with the least amount of processed gunk in it.

Buy it in bulk, and snack on it regularly. You'll win the battle.

Oh, and most any Luby's Cafeteria or similar place, or even a deli, will sell you a whole beef roast, already roasted, wrapped and ready to go.

Again, snack on it from the fridge, all you want.

Same for whole roasted chickens like the stores sell.

And ditto all the pink fish suggestions, but it's harder to have ready to snack in the fridge.

Although some canned salmon might be okay.

Most REAL cheeses are okay, too. Just avoid the crap they make for kids.

And if you wanna pig out, go to Golden Corral, and chow down on all the steak and roast beast that you can devour. Just avoid most anything else on the buffet.



Jim
Sun New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim/b] at February 03, 2016 01:20 AM (McRlu)

465 Jim, wow, good ideas.

What about deli meats like corned beef and salami? Okay to snack on those as well?

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2016 01:20 AM (ntObR)

466 The Gorns toned arms, graceful manner and teeth remind me of someone

Posted by: ThunderB at February 03, 2016 01:22 AM (zOTsN)

467 Jim that is a great idea, thanks, I will definitely shop this weekend for that

Posted by: chemjeff at February 03, 2016 01:23 AM (uZNvH)

468 Yeah thanks Jim wrote that stuff down also.

Time for bed. 'Night all.

Posted by: Blano at February 03, 2016 01:25 AM (3eoPa)

469 Salami and pastrami are good, I just wonder about all that salt and sodium nitrite. If only we had a chemist here...

Myself, if my eyes crack open at 1:30 and needs must be met I drop a slab of swiss on a slab of deli turkey, dab on mustard, and roll it up like a party tray. I'm no dietician but it's tasty.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 03, 2016 01:26 AM (NA5LM)

470 the health dangers of sodium nitrite are overstated
yes, if you consume nothing but preserved meats, you will get sick and die, maybe
but eating normal amounts is fine

Posted by: chemjeff at February 03, 2016 01:29 AM (uZNvH)

471 465 Jim, wow, good ideas.

What about deli meats like corned beef and salami? Okay to snack on those as well?
Posted by: qdpsteve
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Yes, those are good ideas. Corned beef just adds some extra spices (and salt), but should be great. Salami has a fair amount of fat, but the isn't necessarily a bad thing!

I would go one further and suggest that you buy whole chickens & roast them yourself. Easiest thing in the world to cook at home. You know those chickens that have the "sell by today" date for half price? $3 or so?
Guess what happens to them if you don't buy them? Nope, not the dumpster - they go on the rotisserie in the morning so the grocery store can sell it to you pre-cooked for $10 tomorrow.

Posted by: Chi at February 03, 2016 01:32 AM (ENe42)

472 That's kind of what I figured, thanks. I love the hell out of some pastrami, but I try to make it a treat rather than a staple. I think roast beef is probably a lot less salted and processed. Plus an excellent demonstrator of birefringence.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 03, 2016 01:33 AM (NA5LM)

473 The news website The Intercept said on Tuesday that a former reporter had fabricated quotations in some of his articles and impersonated other people by using email accounts in their names.

Betsy Reed, the news organization's editor in chief, said that the first evidence appeared in late December and that the reporter, Juan Thompson, was fired on Jan. 4. In an online note to readers, she listed four articles that had been corrected and one that had been retracted.

Ms. Reed wrote that an internal investigation turned up instances in which Mr. Thompson quoted people who later said he had never interviewed them, could not remember speaking with him or whose identities could not be confirmed. She added that he had also quoted unnamed people he claimed to have met at public events whose words could not be verified and that he had used an email account in someone else's name to impersonate a source.

Posted by: Stephen Glass at February 03, 2016 01:33 AM (e8kgV)

474 Chi, thanks.

Gotta call it a night all, thanks for the great chat tonight. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2016 01:35 AM (ntObR)

475 Sorry, not much a conversationalist tonight.

G'night everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 03, 2016 01:40 AM (YJmuy)

476
Yay! Taxes done and e-filed.

Odd thing, for all the noise about having to show proof of health insurance, you apparently only have to show immediate proof if you got a government subsidy thru the marketplace. Everyone else is on the honor system until/unless they get audited.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 03, 2016 01:41 AM (kdS6q)

477 Apropos of nothing, I just noted Wordpress suspended http://xbradtc.com. Anyone know what happened there?

Posted by: rebel flounder at February 03, 2016 01:43 AM (3dOE/)

478 Had a "discussion" with a couple of Sanders supporters on Twitter who insisted that Denmark was socialist but Venezuela wasn't.

I've had more intelligent conversations with my cat.

Posted by: Pixy and the Hamsters at February 03, 2016 01:48 AM (2yngH)

479 Odd thing, for all the noise about having to show proof of health insurance, you apparently only have to show immediate proof if you got a government subsidy thru the marketplace. Everyone else is on the honor system until/unless they get audited.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 03, 2016 01:41 AM (kdS6q)


It makes it easier for them to year later audit you and fine you if you don't keep a hold of all your old documents and proof of insurance...

Posted by: The Audit Hat at February 03, 2016 01:48 AM (vBeA5)

480 461 The Gorn could be a lady

Posted by: ThunderB at February 03, 2016 01:17 AM (zOTsN)


Gorn Looks like a Ladyyy

Posted by: Aerosmith, 2525 Reunion Tour at February 03, 2016 01:50 AM (f7rv6)

481 Chi, ditto on home-roasting the yard birds. Got two in the freezer, even now.

Pro Tip. Save the drippings from the roasting dish. Save the carcass and bone out all the meat before serving. Save those bones.

Simmer 'em down for soup, later. A gallon Ziploc bag will hold the carcass, bones, meat scraps and juices, till you're ready to go all Soup Nazi on 'em.

I use two carcasses and drippings for a 15 qt. batch of mind blowingly awesome soup.

Nary a bit goes to waste, and you've fully utilized every useable bit of the bird ya bought.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim/b] at February 03, 2016 01:54 AM (McRlu)

482 Gotta call it a night all, thanks for the great chat tonight. :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2016 01:35 AM

nite qdpsteve. Good luck on your journey.

Chi,
Good advice on the whole chicken. You can get a lot of good eating off them at a reasonable price.
What did you think of the earlier mention...divide your height in inches by 2 and that's your waist size?
Heck, I'm 71 inches tall, that would give me a waist of 35.5. I'm 33, I think I'd a pretty good gut at 35.5.
Maybe that's a good goal for some, I think a lot depends on your body type/genetics. I've been out of HS for over 40 yrs and only weigh 15 lbs or a little more, than I did then.

Posted by: Farmer at February 03, 2016 01:54 AM (o/90i)

483 ok Chi, can you come up with a very very very very easy recipe for roasting a chicken?

Posted by: chemjeff at February 03, 2016 01:56 AM (uZNvH)

484 ok Chi, can you come up with a very very very very easy recipe for roasting a chicken?

Not really. Dean Martin is dead...

Posted by: Adriane the Ethnic Food Critic ... at February 03, 2016 01:58 AM (AoK0a)

485 ha

Posted by: chemjeff at February 03, 2016 01:59 AM (uZNvH)

486 ha

I am not laughing at you ... I am not a kitchen whiz.

Had a friend who owned a catering business when she was younger. Delicious food in 15 minutes or less. Any delusions of adequacy were quickly shattered ...

Posted by: Adriane the Ethnic Food Critic ... at February 03, 2016 02:03 AM (AoK0a)

487 Adriane oh I know, I was laughing at your joke

Posted by: chemjeff at February 03, 2016 02:05 AM (uZNvH)

488 chemjeff, is http://preview.tinyurl.com/goomg96 easy enough?

Also Jim is spot-on about simmering the chicken wreckage instead of boiling. Boiling foams and clouds the stock, simmering keeps it clear. Both are tasty and edible but the result from simmering looks much nicer.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 03, 2016 02:06 AM (NA5LM)

489 Roasting 6 to 7 lb. chicken.

First, dig around inside the bird, and remove the bag of giblets. Set aside, you'll need 'em later.

Second. Melt 1/2 stick unsalted butter in saucepan. Blend with equal portion of any beer you choose.

Use a poultry hypodermic, and inject about 2/3 of that mix, between the skin & meat, but not into the meat itself. Work your way around the whole bird, everywhere but where it sits in the roasting pan/dish.

Now, lightly black-pepper it, everywhere.

Next, hit it with some McCormick's "Perfect Pinch" seasoning, in the "Caribbean Jerk" flavor. Medium but not heavy coverage.

Hit it with a slightly lighter dusting of garlic POWDER (not garlic salt).

Give it a very light dusting of Cayenne Pepper.

Pour 2 oz beer into the carcass.

Roast uncovered at 325, for 1 hr.

At the 1 hr. point, pull the bird, and baste it with that remaining butter/beer mix.

Put it back in the oven for 45 more min. (a total of 1 hr. 45 min. so far.)

Now, crank the heat up to 400, roast till skin is very golden, nearly charred, crispy hue.

Yank that sucker, put 'er on a cutting board, and teach yourself to carve a bird. (it's easy when ya learn it the right way.)

The meat will be near to falling off the bones, and done perfectly, but not dried out.

Bon Apetit!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim/b] at February 03, 2016 02:08 AM (McRlu)

490 Simmering makes my matzo ball soup look like a chicken-fat tanker has run aground :3

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zasjgrv

Posted by: hogmartin at February 03, 2016 02:09 AM (NA5LM)

491 hogmartin, thanks, that might do although I think I will skip on the spices part and just go with the bird

Posted by: chemjeff at February 03, 2016 02:10 AM (uZNvH)

492 www.whosdatedwho.com/dating/dave-navarro

From the link: Margaret Cho in 2008

This is your brain on drugs.

Posted by: PSA at February 02, 2016 11:39 PM (5+WQx)


Margaret Cho and Sasha Grey in the same year. I wonder which of those girlfriends came first (pun most definitely intended)?

Posted by: RickZ at February 03, 2016 02:11 AM (Ix+HS)

493 What did you think of the earlier mention...divide your height in inches by 2 and that's your waist size?
Heck, I'm 71 inches tall, that would give me a waist of 35.5. I'm 33, I think I'd a pretty good gut at 35.5.
Maybe that's a good goal for some, I think a lot depends on your body type/genetics. I've been out of HS for over 40 yrs and only weigh 15 lbs or a little more, than I did then.
Posted by: Farmer
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I must've missed that one. Interesting, but I don't buy it. Your height should be pretty equal to your "wingspan", but waist is not related.

I'll be 49 (too) soon, and, at 72" tall, still wear a 32 " waist jeans after 35 years or so. Genetics plays a role, yes. But I believe physical activity plays a larger role (My sisters are getting bigger, but I have never topped 170# or 13, 14% bodyfat).
FWIW, I have never owned a scale in my life. Every few years, I'll step on a friend's scale, or a doctor's scale, and it's "yep - still 168."

Posted by: Chi at February 03, 2016 02:12 AM (ENe42)

494 Jim, thank you for me I think that constitutes more "intermediate roasting" so I will try that if hogmartin's recipe works out

Posted by: chemjeff at February 03, 2016 02:14 AM (uZNvH)

495 483
ok Chi, can you come up with a very very very very easy recipe for roasting a chicken?


Posted by: chemjeff at February 03, 2016 01:56 AM (uZNvH)


Just remember that chickens are basically smaller turkeys. The whole Thanksgiving stuff applies -- clean it, thaw it, brine it, inject it (optional), stuff the cavity with herbs to be discarded, rub it with oils and coat it with herbs and spices....then stick in an oven and roast 'til done. Alternatively, cram it on a can of Budweiser and roast vertically....or spatchcock that bad bird.

The wide variety of recommended methods is an indication that virtually anything will work. Try something. If it doesn't work (but is edible), eat it and try something else next time.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 03, 2016 02:17 AM (EzgxV)

496 When you get more confidence/skill/spare time, definitely try Jim's, that looks flippin' good.

Also the only thing the Internet has more of than recipes is cat pictures so browse around. Serious Eats, allrecipes, and epicurious are good starting points. Some sites let you set the skill level to filter the search.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 03, 2016 02:18 AM (NA5LM)

497 The meat will be near to falling off the bones, and done perfectly, but not dried out.
Bon Apetit!
Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim/b] at February 03, 2016 02:08 AM

Good Lord Jim, you do realize that you are talking to chemjeff, a cooking impaired Moron?

That sounds great, we might try it as we have other moron recipes. But I really doesn't have to be that complicated for a novice.

Follow the intial prep, use whatever seasonings you might like...salt, pepper, garlic powder, pop in the oven on a rack to keep it out of the fat.

Later you can refine it and add butter under the skin w/ seasonings or whatever you want.

Now a great thing on the grill is beer butt chicken. Season the chick, put garlic in a can of beer, stick it up the rear and stand that up on the grill. Yummmm.

Posted by: Farmer at February 03, 2016 02:20 AM (o/90i)

498 Oh, epicurious has an iOS app that lets you prop up your iPad with the recipe on it and bark 'down' or 'ingredients' and it'll page for you so you don't have to use your elbow instead of messy hands.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 03, 2016 02:21 AM (NA5LM)

499 So I went and got a new cell phone.


My HTC One M8, which I liked more than I realized (or maybe I was just more used to it) wouldn't charge. I screwed myself at this point by switching back to my Droid Razr HD, a phone I liked at the time but didn't have as many options as the HTC. At that point I lost the ability to turn the HTC in under warranty, stupid me.


Anyhoo, down to the cell phone store I go (Verizon) to get a new phone, a Droid Turbo 2. All is good and well, there are a few things I don't like (when you want to use the phone you push the phone shaped icon and then you have to push another button to bring the keypad up, annoying, what you get instead of the keypad is tiles for the contacts you have designated as a sort of quick dial option) but all in all, when I got my apps loaded and set the way I wanted it, it was mostly good.


So yesterday I'm on the phone with Mrs Hades and she mentions that her cousin John is in the hospital for gut issues according to his posts on the book of faces. Oh, I say, let me check it out...but it won't load. Hmm. I didn't have any problems with the HTC, I wonder what the deal is. Today I'm driving in, got the GPS up and again talking to Mrs Hades and all of a sudden...no more maps and I get some message saying no data and voice at the same time. WTF???


Turns out that the old analog network (CDMA?) is being phased out in favor of the latest and greatest digital network (LTE). The way the phones used to handle simultaneous data and voice was two antennas and receiver/transmitters, which made for bulkier phones and less battery life. With LTE they use VOIP, so simultaneous voice and data as long as you are on the 4G LTE network, but without it...not so much since they are now leaving out the second R/T and antenna. But, what the heck, 4G LTE is everywhere, right?


yeah...no. Not yet anyway. They're "working on it". #twoweeks


TL;DR version: if you want voice and data (including maps, etc) on your cell phone don't get anything new. grrrr....

Posted by: GGE of the Working Horde, NC Chapter at February 03, 2016 02:25 AM (30qi/)

500 Dear Iowa,

Please stop the caucuses. It's 2016. Use those damned voting machine you keep in the barn.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 03, 2016 02:29 AM (KQTmr)

501 The clock is good. The Yoko is evil.

Posted by: Clockboy at February 03, 2016 02:30 AM (92voQ)

502 483 ok Chi, can you come up with a very very very very easy recipe for roasting a chicken?
Posted by: chemjeff
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Sure.
Simple simple simple:

Don disposable gloves you stole from doctor's office.
Clean junk out from inside bird.
Pat her dry with paper towels.
Rub butter (or oil) all over it.
Liberally salt and pepper every surface (inside, too).
* I use garlic salt *
Roast (bake) @ 325 - 350 for 1 1/2 hours.
Let rest on counter for 15 minutes.
Eat it like a caveman.

Once you do this a couple times, you'll perfect it, then you can add in your extra spices, start stuffing lemons & butter under the skin, and onions & limos in the cavity.
But start with butter, salt, pepper. It'll still be better than any grocery store bird.

Posted by: Chi at February 03, 2016 02:31 AM (ENe42)

503 So I just read the content.


In 1994 I made my first cruise on USS George Washington (CVN-73). We pulled back into Norfolk on the 20th of December 1994.


The winds were so high we could not dock because the tugs couldn't keep the ship under control. For two days we looked out over the basin and saw our loved ones on the pier, and for two days the winds were so high we could not dock.


The movie playing both of those days? Groundhog Day.


I hate that f'n movie, and if I ever find the guy responsible for playing it...

Posted by: GGE of the Working Horde, NC Chapter at February 03, 2016 02:31 AM (30qi/)

504 One size fits all.

Posted by: feminist ball gag at February 03, 2016 02:34 AM (92voQ)

505 499
So I went and got a new cell phone.


My HTC One M8, which I
liked more than I realized (or maybe I was just more used to it)
wouldn't charge. I screwed myself at this point by switching back to my
Droid Razr HD, a phone I liked at the time but didn't have as many
options as the HTC. At that point I lost the ability to turn the HTC in
under warranty, stupid me.


Anyhoo, down to the cell phone
store I go (Verizon) to get a new phone, a Droid Turbo 2. All is good
and well, there are a few things I don't like (when you want to use the
phone you push the phone shaped icon and then you have to push another
button to bring the keypad up, annoying, what you get instead of the
keypad is tiles for the contacts you have designated as a sort of quick
dial option) but all in all, when I got my apps loaded and set the way I
wanted it, it was mostly good.


So yesterday I'm on the phone
with Mrs Hades and she mentions that her cousin John is in the hospital
for gut issues according to his posts on the book of faces. Oh, I say,
let me check it out...but it won't load. Hmm. I didn't have any problems
with the HTC, I wonder what the deal is. Today I'm driving in, got the
GPS up and again talking to Mrs Hades and all of a sudden...no more maps
and I get some message saying no data and voice at the same time.
WTF???


Turns out that the old analog network (CDMA?) is being
phased out in favor of the latest and greatest digital network (LTE).
The way the phones used to handle simultaneous data and voice was two
antennas and receiver/transmitters, which made for bulkier phones and
less battery life. With LTE they use VOIP, so simultaneous voice and
data as long as you are on the 4G LTE network, but without it...not so
much since they are now leaving out the second R/T and antenna. But,
what the heck, 4G LTE is everywhere, right?


yeah...no. Not yet anyway. They're "working on it". #twoweeks


TL;DR version: if you want voice and data (including maps, etc) on your cell phone don't get anything new. grrrr....


Posted by: GGE of the Working Horde, NC Chapter at February 03, 2016 02:25 AM (30qi/)


Had an interesting discussion with my shootin'-buddy about smart phones. He considers me to be some sort of museum specimen because I'm not a wholehearted fanboi (we're in Silicon Valley).

I have a dumb phone. I expect it to make calls when smart phones fail (e.g. after earthquakes). I expect my standalone GPS widgets to work when the internet goes down. I have land-lines and cellphones. I have built-in redundancy.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 03, 2016 02:34 AM (EzgxV)

506 I'm gonna hit the snoozer, y'all.

Hasta la nite nite, Horde!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim/b] at February 03, 2016 02:35 AM (McRlu)

507 I hate that f'n movie, and if I ever find the guy responsible for playing it...
Posted by: GGE
-------------
Ha!
Well, if I ever find him, I'm buying him a bottle of bourbon.
That is Moron level trolling right there!

Posted by: Chi at February 03, 2016 02:36 AM (ENe42)

508 If you really want to get consistent results, don't forget that your oven's thermometer is a perfidious liar. Grab a $2.50 bimetallic dial oven thermometer and keep it in there to see what's really up. Don't be surprised to see a 40║ difference between what the oven tells you and the actual temperature on the rack where you'll be cooking. A cheap digital probe thermometer is also handy for testing the bird when you take it out.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 03, 2016 02:36 AM (NA5LM)

509 In addition to the Top Posters and Top Sockpuppeteers, Sunday ONTs at the 'Q should feature Top Threads to 100 (comments), Top Threads to 200 (comments) etc.

Posted by: Bugatti W16 Postron at February 03, 2016 02:37 AM (5+WQx)

510 I have a dumb phone. I expect it to make calls when
smart phones fail (e.g. after earthquakes). I expect my standalone GPS
widgets to work when the internet goes down. I have land-lines and
cellphones. I have built-in redundancy.


Posted by: cthulhu at February 03, 2016 02:34 AM (EzgxV)

I'm a bit of a Luddite myself, I have maps (but the GPS on the phone is pretty convenient) and the one thing I really require of my phone is to be able to make phone calls. I resisted the temptation to go smart phones for a long time, finally doing so when they just plain stopped making the flip phones. However, if you have them it's just plain irritating when they don't work.

Posted by: GGE of the Working Horde, NC Chapter at February 03, 2016 02:37 AM (30qi/)

511 Ha!

Well, if I ever find him, I'm buying him a bottle of bourbon.

That is Moron level trolling right there!

Posted by: Chi at February 03, 2016 02:36 AM (ENe42)



It really is. And to make it even better, he put it on a continuous loop and then locked the compartment door so no one could get in to change it. He was conveniently "out of the office" for the duration.

BTW, the Captain took a helo home every night. Bastard. RHIP...

Posted by: GGE of the Working Horde, NC Chapter at February 03, 2016 02:39 AM (30qi/)

512 >>>Hidden Population of Lions Found in Ethiopia

We are fleeing the dentists in Zimbabwe. The Chancellor of Ethiopia has kindly invited us into his country for a light snack.

Posted by: lion refugee at February 03, 2016 02:40 AM (92voQ)

513 GGE, what rate?

Posted by: hogmartin at February 03, 2016 02:41 AM (NA5LM)

514 I don't know how a dumb phone will connect more reliably to a cell network than a smartphone.

Either the towers are up, or they're down.

Posted by: spark-gap transmitter at February 03, 2016 02:41 AM (5+WQx)

515 This is interesting. Of course this thread is dying a slow death but I need to get this typed out here.

Yesterday, 4:37 I got my first email from the Rubio campaign. They want me to donate $20.16. WTF?

Noticed at the bottom, this in small print...This email was sent by: Scott Walker Inc., Post Office Box 620590, Middleton, WI 53562

I'd signed up on Walker's site a while back. Knew his parents when I was a kid...whatever.

Anyway, this seems to mean Walker is either behind Rubio and hasn't announced that yet OR he's selling his email addys to another candidate.

Wonder which it is?

Posted by: Farmer at February 03, 2016 02:43 AM (o/90i)

516 GGE, well that sucks

I was thinking about getting a new phone but i guess now I will just make my 5 yr old one last a little longer

Posted by: chemjeff at February 03, 2016 02:43 AM (uZNvH)

517 well I have to get to bed too, have to get up in 5 hrs (sigh)

thanks for the recipe tips as always, I will see if I can manage a big bird like that

good night all

Posted by: chemjeff at February 03, 2016 02:46 AM (uZNvH)

518 They want me to donate $20.16.

Be glad you're not being asked to donate in the year (Warhammer) 40k.

Posted by: Space Marines at February 03, 2016 02:47 AM (5+WQx)

519 BTW, the Captain took a helo home every night. Bastard. RHIP...
Posted by: GGE
----------------
Heh - just reminded me of a great story.

I was a boy scout way back when. VERY young lad. Our troop had an opportunity to spend a day aboard a Navy ship. After getting the whole tour, including a realy Navy lunch, Our guide said "hey, guys - want to watch a movie?"
Hells, yeah!

So we all gather in this little room with a bunch of random sailors, and the movie starts - "Return Of A Man Called Horse"
The groans & "aw, fuck! Not again!s" that echoed through that little theater would wake up Helen Keller...

Posted by: Chi at February 03, 2016 02:48 AM (ENe42)

520 WASHINGTON -- Spurred by renewed fears of the fabled "Big One" shattering the West Coast, the Obama administration on Tuesday promoted stronger earthquake-preparedness efforts as part of a first-of-its-kind White House summit.

Private foundation grants will fund new research at universities in California and Washington state, the Forest Service will streamline the placement of seismic monitoring stations and a presidential order will tighten standards for new federal buildings.

"While no one can predict earthquakes, the study of natural hazards and their causes and impacts has put us on the path to creating more effective tools to prevent these hazards from becoming disasters," Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said.

Dubbed the "Earthquake Resiliency Summit," the program convened some of the nation's leading seismologists, as well as executives from public agencies ranging from the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services to the Bay Area Rapid Transit system.

Posted by: Ho Lee Fuk at February 03, 2016 02:49 AM (e8kgV)

521 How exactly does one "streamline" seismic monitoring?

Do you use a '34 DeSoto?

Posted by: pour some sugar on me at February 03, 2016 02:52 AM (5+WQx)

522 Sheesh! I've been wondering why I havent heard Art Bell late nights. He's on 1030-130am. Just checked and he quit over "safety concerns" after only about 6 weeks on the air.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 03, 2016 02:55 AM (iQIUe)

523 Posted by: Chi at February 03, 2016 02:48 AM (ENe42)

You haven't lived until you've been underway for 45 days and come down to the mess decks to see 20 submariners staring with rapt attention at 'March of the Penguins' for the third day straight.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 03, 2016 02:59 AM (NA5LM)

524 ...scalloped tatters, tatter-tots, fried tatters...

Posted by: Bubba at February 03, 2016 12:16 AM (Pwh6H)


So you like cooked, 'well-worn into rags' clothing.

/It takes all kinds. . . .

----------

My bro-in-law (the sane one), who's pretty conservative, also believes strongly that the reason our side/the US was lackluster about Vietnam is, Westmoreland and Co. were actually worried about China getting into the game on behalf of the NVA.

Any truth to that? So? Not so?

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2016 12:29 AM (ntObR)


That was holdover thinking (fighting that last war again) from Korea when China intervened. Vietnam was not a natural ally of China (and, in fact, they fought a mini-war over their shared border in 1979), nor was it a client state like Korea. In Vietnam, we did fight Russian MiGs flown by Soviet pilots. Russia entering the war was a bigger worry. When we were bombing Haiphong, the Russkies were pissed because of all their shipping in the harbor.

Posted by: RickZ at February 03, 2016 03:01 AM (Ix+HS)

525 'Right now, we have the moral high ground and I think that's where we need to stay,' the three-star general said.

General whose main objective is moral high ground soon end up buried under ground.

Posted by: Confucius at February 03, 2016 03:02 AM (92voQ)

526 521
How exactly does one "streamline" seismic monitoring?

Do you use a '34 DeSoto?


Posted by: pour some sugar on me at February 03, 2016 02:52 AM (5+WQx)


One takes the idiots making policy in DC that conveniently don't have earthquakes and shoves them 3500 miles east.

It ain't rocket surgery -- the Feds should have NO say in agriculture; NO say in medicine; NO say in education; NO say in intrastate commerce; NO say in labor relations; and NO say regarding pollution. The sooner we jettison the worse-than-useless schmucks employed with these functions, the better.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 03, 2016 03:04 AM (EzgxV)

527 Can't help but wonder how much things could have been different re Vietnam, if there had been an alternative conservative media then like there is today (web, blogs, talk radio, Facebook, etc.).

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 03, 2016 12:36 AM (ntObR)


Even with the internet and alternative media today, we still pissed away stability in Iraq and threw away Afghanistan back to the fucking Taliban. Dem commie traitor pols gotta Dem commie traitor.

Posted by: RickZ at February 03, 2016 03:05 AM (Ix+HS)

528 Here's how it works: A rarely used provision of the Clean Air Act -- Section 115 -- gives EPA the authority to mandate that every U.S. state cut its emissions by whatever amount the agency determines is necessary to protect public health and welfare if two things happen.

First, EPA must receive a report or studies from an "international agency" showing that U.S. air pollution is anticipated to endanger public health or welfare in a foreign country. The many reports put out by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change over the past few decades meet this requirement. The U.S. is one of the top greenhouse gas emitters in the world, and its pollution undoubtedly endangers public health and welfare in many other countries.

Second, EPA must determine that the foreign country harmed by U.S. pollution has given the U.S. "essentially the same rights with respect to the prevention ... of air pollution occurring in that country." In other words, there needs to be reciprocity. That's where the newly signed Paris agreement becomes important. The Paris agreement satisfies this reciprocity requirement because there are now nearly 190 countries planning to reduce their emissions, at least in part, to protect one another's health and welfare.

Posted by: Ho Lee Fuk at February 03, 2016 03:09 AM (e8kgV)

529 During a rally in Iowa in November, Trump said he would 'bomb the s*** out of' ISIS if he were elected president.

...

'Indiscriminate bombing where we don't care if we are killing innocents or combatants is just inconsistent with our values,' MacFarland said.




How can this liberal stooge be an effective general when he lacks basic reading comprehension skills?

Posted by: angela urkel at February 03, 2016 03:09 AM (92voQ)

530 It ain't rocket surgery -- the Feds should have NO say in agriculture; NO say in medicine; NO say in education; NO say in intrastate commerce; NO say in labor relations; and NO say regarding pollution. The sooner we jettison the worse-than-useless schmucks employed with these functions, the better.
Posted by: cthulhu at February 03, 2016 03:04 AM

Agreed. Now it's time for me to go off to bed.

Be well you Morons.

Posted by: Farmer at February 03, 2016 03:13 AM (o/90i)

531
The Grinder is hilarious with Rob Lowe and Timothy Oliphant.

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

532 G'night T, Steve, chem, everyone else I missed.
I should probably follow suit. Maybe after one more drink?

Posted by: Chi at February 03, 2016 03:16 AM (ENe42)

533 Likewise, 'night all. Gonna go stare at the ceiling until the Tramadol gives up and I get to sleep.




spoiler: this will be at 730 when the light starts coming through the window

Posted by: hogmartin at February 03, 2016 03:19 AM (NA5LM)

534 Night all.

Here is "Whispering World" by Royal Thunder:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUu7dvSfnTo

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 03, 2016 03:19 AM (vBeA5)

535 Maybe after one more drink?

Why take a risk? Make it fifteen.

Posted by: Diageo plc at February 03, 2016 03:19 AM (5+WQx)

536 I was a boy scout way back when. VERY young lad. Our troop had an opportunity to spend a day aboard a Navy ship. After getting the whole tour, including a realy Navy lunch, Our guide said "hey, guys - want to watch a movie?"
Hells, yeah!

Posted by: Chi at February 03, 2016 02:48 AM (ENe42)


Was lucky enough as a Boy Scout (late '60s) to go on board a boomer at Norfolk Submarine Piers. I've never forgotten what one of the submariners called the missile tubes they ran around for exercise: Sherwood Forrest.

Posted by: RickZ at February 03, 2016 03:22 AM (Ix+HS)

537 529
During a rally in Iowa in November, Trump said he would 'bomb the s*** out of' ISIS if he were elected president.



...



'Indiscriminate bombing where we don't care if we are killing
innocents or combatants is just inconsistent with our values,'
MacFarland said.









How can this liberal stooge be an effective general when he lacks basic reading comprehension skills?

Posted by: angela urkel at February 03, 2016 03:09 AM (92voQ)


Who are you saying lacks basic reading comprehension?

And, mind you, the best I can tell....the general American public couldn't care less if every man, woman, and child in the MidEast [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_East] were completely exterminated from Pakistan to Tunisia, Turkey to the farthest tip of the Arabian peninsula. They have never been anything but trouble.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 03, 2016 03:26 AM (EzgxV)

538 Why did the snowman name his dog Frost?áBecause Frost bites!

Posted by: Duncanthrax


Rhose roods rese rar rye rink rye row...

Posted by: Frost the dog at February 03, 2016 03:27 AM (92voQ)

539 532
G'night T, Steve, chem, everyone else I missed.

I should probably follow suit. Maybe after one more drink?

Posted by: Chi at February 03, 2016 03:16 AM (ENe42)


Prost!!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at February 03, 2016 03:28 AM (EzgxV)

540 Tramadol? ??
I could make us both rich with a bottle of that stuff!

Posted by: Chi at February 03, 2016 03:30 AM (ENe42)

541 @536 RickZ

"I've never forgotten what one of the submariners called the missile tubes they ran around for exercise: Sherwood Forrest."


I know a guy who did his Navy hitch on Ohio class boomers back in the 80s. He has some funny stories like that.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at February 03, 2016 03:48 AM (mI7oi)

542 Who are you saying lacks basic reading comprehension?

And, mind you, the best I can tell....the general American public couldn't care less if every man, woman, and child in the MidEast [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_East] were completely exterminated from Pakistan to Tunisia, Turkey to the farthest tip of the Arabian peninsula. They have never been anything but trouble.
Posted by: cthulhu


It just seemed that all you could infer from Trump's statement is that he wished to utterly destroy ISIS. McFarland's strawman of "indiscriminate bombing" that included "innocents" looks gratuitous to me. It's not like Trump presented him with an actual plan, and then after reviewing it, McFarland determined it would be at risk of killing lots of innocents.

And another important consideration: he doesn't get that the innocents living in the presence of ISIS would probably consider death to be a mercy.

And yeah, since they are determined to attack, despoil and conquor the west, I wouldn't mind seeing them glassed either. Cut the problem off at the source. At this point they've no one to blame but themselves.

Posted by: angela urkel at February 03, 2016 03:52 AM (92voQ)

543 542
Who are you saying lacks basic reading comprehension?



And, mind you, the best I can tell....the general American public
couldn't care less if every man, woman, and child in the MidEast
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_East] were completely exterminated
from Pakistan to Tunisia, Turkey to the farthest tip of the Arabian
peninsula. They have never been anything but trouble.

Posted by: cthulhu



It just seemed that all you could infer from Trump's statement is
that he wished to utterly destroy ISIS. McFarland's strawman of
"indiscriminate bombing" that included "innocents" looks gratuitous to
me. It's not like Trump presented him with an actual plan, and then
after reviewing it, McFarland determined it would be at risk of killing
lots of innocents.



And another important consideration: he doesn't get that the
innocents living in the presence of ISIS would probably consider death
to be a mercy.



And yeah, since they are determined to attack, despoil and conquor
the west, I wouldn't mind seeing them glassed either. Cut the problem
off at the source. At this point they've no one to blame but themselves.





Posted by: angela urkel at February 03, 2016 03:52 AM (92voQ)


If you're picking up the inference that I'm expecting at least 20M civilian casualties in the next decade, it isn't a mistake. I'm not particularly pleased about it, and I have no joy in the prospect, but I think it's baked into the cake. I'm working on not being one of them.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 03, 2016 03:59 AM (EzgxV)

544 the general American public couldn't care less if every man, woman, and child Tashfeen Malik, and stabby Second Variety Palestinian in the MidEast [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_East] were completely exterminated from Pakistan to Tunisia, Turkey to the farthest tip of the Arabian peninsula.

Maybe it's unfair to view them all that way, buI, if as it seems, they value neither their lives nor ours, why should we value their lives above our own?

Posted by: angela urkel at February 03, 2016 04:07 AM (92voQ)

545
Another subway slashing...NYC values?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 03, 2016 04:11 AM (iQIUe)

546 Monday's attack makes seven subway slashings this year, Gainer reported. According to the NYPD, so far for this year, there have been 365 slashings and stabbings citywide. For the same time last year, there were 305 -- a 19.67 percent increase.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 03, 2016 04:12 AM (iQIUe)

547 Well a nightmare woke me up ... Anyway I wake up and look, and where is the BIG Breitbart scoop about Cruz? No where. They said it would be released yesterday. I guess they are doing the Glenn Beck thingie now.

Posted by: Baldy at February 03, 2016 04:19 AM (1SCTq)

548 It's cringe worthy to me when anyone says "carpet bombing", they really need to read some WWII history.
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at February 03, 2016 04:35 AM (hk3Fb)

549 In a easy quick expansion, the USAAF did try to break out of it somewhat but was limited by technology.

Posted by: Skip at February 03, 2016 04:41 AM (hk3Fb)

550 Pope Francis Urges World not to Fear China's Growth

Maybe he should be concerned about the crack down on Christians in China instead of lecturing us? Damn commie!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 03, 2016 04:58 AM (iQIUe)

551 >> 266 I mean don't get caught with 410's in a taurus.
>> Posted by: CaliGirl at February 03, 2016 12:05 AM

Add open 40s or Colt 45s in a Taurus to that list.

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at February 03, 2016 05:00 AM (sOhww)

552 Just FYI today is Four Chaplains day.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jy2hjrw
http://preview.tinyurl.com/j9a2bt5

Posted by: hogmartin at February 03, 2016 05:17 AM (NA5LM)

553 When there were no more lifejackets in the storage room, the chaplains removed theirs and gave them to four frightened young men.

"It was the finest thing I have seen or hope to see this side of heaven," said John Ladd, another survivor who saw the chaplains' selfless act.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 03, 2016 05:20 AM (NA5LM)

554 Come to think of it, Vic - if you're around - could you put something about the Four Chaplains in your morning news? I know it's not news but I think they're worth remembering.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 03, 2016 05:55 AM (NA5LM)

555 I wonder. Has Andrea ever even bothered to appear in a USO tour?

Or give Lap dances to Vet's?

Posted by: Paladin at February 03, 2016 05:56 AM (ShVRu)

556 Oh please tell me I get post 5.56x45

Posted by: hogmartin at February 03, 2016 05:58 AM (NA5LM)

557 WOOPWOOP

Posted by: hogmartin at February 03, 2016 05:58 AM (NA5LM)

558 I am a political junkie, since Watergate (mom made us watch hearings). Anyway, it wasn't till Bush-Obama that I figured out I despise many politicians! I realize how horrible most systems are, but having borderline sociopath lawyers in charge is disturbing. I guess the same people rise to the top in any system. We just used to keep some (GOP) in line with law (or maybe they tricked us). I will vote for Cruz if given the chance, but I do not trust him.

Posted by: Baldy at February 03, 2016 06:01 AM (1SCTq)

559 'Sup, Peeps?

Back to work today after a couple sick days.

Posted by: fluffy at February 03, 2016 06:09 AM (AfsKp)

560 With all the crap going on with the muzzie invasion of Europe and the same being attempted here, I thought this little ditty to be quite apropos. Could be titled 'A Question For Our Elites'.


Sometimes with secret pride I sigh,
To think how tolerant am I;
Then wonder which is really mine:
Tolerance, or a rubber spine?


Ogden Nash (193

Posted by: RickZ at February 03, 2016 06:10 AM (Ix+HS)

561 Posted by: Baldy at February 03, 2016 06:01 AM (1SCTq)

Like I told one of my Trump-supporting friends, any politician who is cool enough to not GAF about the establishment can just as easily turn around and not GAF about you.

I'd still vote for Cruz over any of the others though.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 03, 2016 06:11 AM (NA5LM)

562 >>> Watergate (mom made us watch hearings

An early tell regarding the partisan nature of the MSM.

Posted by: fluffy at February 03, 2016 06:11 AM (AfsKp)

563 ( 1938 )

I hate that automatic smiley bullshit.

Posted by: RickZ at February 03, 2016 06:13 AM (Ix+HS)

564 562 >>> Watergate (mom made us watch hearings

An early tell regarding the partisan nature of the MSM.
Posted by: fluffy at February 03, 2016 06:11 AM (AfsKp)


And of a certain shrill reptilian harpy.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 03, 2016 06:13 AM (NA5LM)

565 This all ASCII emoticon is for you :--)

Posted by: fluffy at February 03, 2016 06:15 AM (AfsKp)

566 I keep reading about the "refugees" returning to where they came from in slowly growing numbers. Europe is increasingly not full of free shit such as apartments and excellent dental care and pediatric services. One of the things the returned "refugees" gripe about is the food they are given or that they can buy at "cookshops" with shrinking welfare payments. At first it was not enough watermelon, goat, and sweets. Then it was not given to them with sufficiently cringing smiles and downcast eyes in the "welcome" centers. Now it is the tiny portions of non-nutritious crap that wouldn't keep a rat alive. Starving them out seems like a plan.





Posted by: Lester at February 03, 2016 06:16 AM (2UPXV)

567 That "future programmer" should remember that spelling "choices" correctly is not optional.

The idea of using MOAB's on ISIS is delicious, and so I will vote for immorality and lawlessness and un-American behavior, yes please. So, Ted, Donald, repeat that threat, but don't make it your Guantanamo, okay. Make me believe that you will just do it, not wait for it, but just do it. Just because you can, or because you know that you should or just for the hell of it, or for revenge against the religion of murder and hate, or just for the hell of it. Make me believe that, either of you, and you'll get a vote.

Posted by: goon at February 03, 2016 06:31 AM (gy5kE)

568 Not sure if it has been covered already, but Abedin, Mills and Sullivan have all been notified by the FBI that they are going to have to testify under oath about potentially mishandling classified material.

Posted by: Brian the Shrubber at February 03, 2016 06:41 AM (iONHu)

569 Heads I win, tails you lose. *hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 03, 2016 06:48 AM (92voQ)

570 You must treat me with kindness! Mrs. Clinton invited me.

Posted by: Huma Abedin at February 03, 2016 06:53 AM (92voQ)

571 Posted by: hogmartin at February 03, 2016 05:17 AM (NA5LM)

Four Chaplains Day? OMGoodness; A story of faith, love and self sacrifice. An uplifting story. I don't think you're allowed to post that in the morning. Whatever you do, DON"T post it on the mourning thread. People with grim faces will lock you in the closet with bugs and smelly socks and foul old gym clothes. ;^)

I always loved that account. Thanks

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 03, 2016 07:03 AM (w4NZ8)

572

#cointossesmatter

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 03, 2016 07:06 AM (HSmrB)

573
Like I told one of my Trump-supporting friends, any politician who is cool enough to not GAF about the establishment can just as easily turn around and not GAF about you.


No politician gives a fuck about you. Not even the sainted Ronaldus Maximus.

They do give a fuck about stashing away as much cash and amassing as much power as possible to insulate them from the deserved hanging they would otherwise get.

The trick is to find the sociopath whose attempts to insulate themselves also benefit you and put the screws to the Democrats.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 03, 2016 07:08 AM (X6fMO)

574 5Whatever you do, DON"T post it on the mourning thread.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 03, 2016 07:03 AM (w4NZ


The first post is sometimes uplifting though, right? The 'on this day' one?

Posted by: hogmartin at February 03, 2016 07:09 AM (NA5LM)

575 "Abedin, Mills and Sullivan .... testify under oath about potentially mishandling classified material"

*face cracks, shatters into a million pieces as he tries to smile*


also nood


Posted by: sock_rat_eez identifies as a wackobird hobbit at February 03, 2016 07:18 AM (Z8DIA)

576 On programmers and laziness, the Fox Trot comic strip had Jason write out a program to write out "I will not throw paper airplanes in class:"

http://goo.gl/ysSB5b

Posted by: salfter at February 03, 2016 11:31 AM (kmvkg)

577 "Never break more than one law at a time."

I've been known to give that advice.

Posted by: Demon Brewin at February 03, 2016 12:06 PM (ic5K2)

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