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Tom Tompson, "Evening, Canoe Lake" (1916)

Posted by: rdbrewer at 10:11 AM




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1 That's where I lost muh gunz

Posted by: Bigby's Jazz Hands at February 05, 2016 10:12 AM (3ZtZW)

2 Odd looking trees.

Posted by: HH at February 05, 2016 10:12 AM (DrCtv)

3 Hello

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 05, 2016 10:13 AM (UnJ7w)

4 If you look closely, you can see all the guns lost from accidents.

Posted by: Zombie Tom Tommy Thompson at February 05, 2016 10:14 AM (H9MG5)

5 Who's birch this is?

Posted by: Nougat, please at February 05, 2016 10:14 AM (dlIzT)

6 I HATE it when I leave the box of crayons in the car in July

Posted by: Kindltot at February 05, 2016 10:14 AM (q2o38)

7 I'm not leaving to go get the others.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 05, 2016 10:14 AM (UnJ7w)

8 It looks like Tompson started drinking at noon.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Feel the Bern! Bernie-Fro's have arrived at the Outrage Outlet! at February 05, 2016 10:14 AM (hLRSq)

9 How many guns must lie at the bottom of that lake....

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 05, 2016 10:14 AM (/ciMI)

10 They're still trawling for nautical puns on the previous thread...

Posted by: Lizzy at February 05, 2016 10:14 AM (NOIQH)

11 Do you canoe?

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

12 If you look closely behind each tree you will see a person with Rifle.

Circular Firing Squad live practice.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Dump Trump! Luze with Cruz! at February 05, 2016 10:15 AM (WVsWD)

13 Still, nice to get to the art thread.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Feel the Bern! Bernie-Fro's have arrived at the Outrage Outlet! at February 05, 2016 10:15 AM (hLRSq)

14
Sniper behind the glob of paint on the right....

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 05, 2016 10:15 AM (j4wsR)

15
Oh wow, man! Lookit the trees.

The trees!

*laughs*


Hey....hey....

Have you ever noticed how your hands, man....


Your hands are just like hands!!!


Posted by: naturalfake just took acid at February 05, 2016 10:15 AM (0cMkb)

16 Ugh. Just read the Kaus article on Rubio from the sidebar. Looks like we've got our own charismatic Obamatron. We are so screwed.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 05, 2016 10:15 AM (E6RIJ)

17 Or during the month of Thermidor.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 05, 2016 10:15 AM (q2o38)

18 Wasteland after the nukes.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at February 05, 2016 10:15 AM (D/JIr)

19 The punsters from below need a good paddling.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 05, 2016 10:15 AM (/ciMI)

20 The Indian name was "Water of Many Firesticks."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 05, 2016 10:16 AM (sl+zA)

21 >>They're still trawling for nautical puns on the previous thread...

You troll in a trawler.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 05, 2016 10:16 AM (/tuJf)

22
Don't you just HATE it when you leave a box of crayons in the car in July?

Posted by: Amy Schumer at February 05, 2016 10:16 AM (j4wsR)

23 Very blue...

(just read the Russian story in the sidebar everyone else apparently read this morning. Awesome)

Posted by: Lea at February 05, 2016 10:16 AM (lIU4e)

24 Otherwise titled Evening, Lake of the Radioactive Birches.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 05, 2016 10:16 AM (RD7QR)

25 Oooh, birches!

Sign of a clean northern clime where freckles sprout on the breasts of ripening maidens who frolic about with flowers in their hair.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 05, 2016 10:16 AM (1xUj/)

26 Those trees were a birch to paint.

Posted by: Tom Tompson at February 05, 2016 10:17 AM (XtAzU)

27 How many guns must lie at the bottom of that lake....



I quit taking my guns canoeing after that one accident.
Went back to get them after the lake had dried up and they had disappeared!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 10:17 AM (KUNWw)

28 Sniper in the Spanish moss. 11 o'clock.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 05, 2016 10:17 AM (E6RIJ)

29 I'll vote for Rubio only if he gets an ear reduction. And a cooler toupee.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 05, 2016 10:17 AM (UnJ7w)

30 Could be birch trees, could be sycamore.

You cut down a living sycamore tree, I discovered, and the roots will send up about a hundred new shoots. Annoying.

Posted by: ugg boots at February 05, 2016 10:18 AM (fbovC)

31 They're still trawling for nautical puns on the previous thread...

You troll in a trawler.



But can you trawl a troller?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 10:18 AM (KUNWw)

32 Artist forgot to paint in the seeing eye dog.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at February 05, 2016 10:18 AM (Qvgg/)

33 Carcasses of dead buffaloes surround the trees. The white settlers only used the tongues, and don't ask "for what?"

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 05, 2016 10:19 AM (sl+zA)

34 Thomas John 'Tom' Thomson was an influential Canadian artist of the early 20th century.


HE CAN'T BE PRESIDENT!!!!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 05, 2016 10:19 AM (fWAjv)

35 But can you trawl a troller?
Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 10:18 AM (KUNWw)


Nah, but you can tuna fish

Posted by: Kindltot at February 05, 2016 10:19 AM (q2o38)

36 I don't see Keanu anywhere ...

Posted by: Adriane the Art Critic ... at February 05, 2016 10:19 AM (AoK0a)

37 Where are the canoes?

Posted by: Diogenes at February 05, 2016 10:19 AM (G9gd2)

38 Birch s are nice willows are better.

Posted by: willow at February 05, 2016 10:20 AM (q7RRK)

39 Carcasses of dead buffaloes surround the trees. The white settlers only used the tongues, and don't ask "for what?"



Ok. What for?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 10:20 AM (KUNWw)

40 Nah, but you can tuna fish

Hell of a lot easier than fishing a piano!

Posted by: Adriane the Sports Critic ... at February 05, 2016 10:20 AM (AoK0a)

41 Nah, but you can tuna fish
Posted by: Kindltot

You can rape them, too!

Posted by: Dolphins at February 05, 2016 10:20 AM (/ciMI)

42 36 I don't see Keanu anywhere ...
Posted by: Adriane the Art Critic ... at February 05, 2016 10:19 AM (AoK0a)

Like, I totally laughed at that pun.

Posted by: Keanu "Dude!" Reeves at February 05, 2016 10:20 AM (RD7QR)

43 Interesting fact.

The artist died in the lake in that painting.

O.O


Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 05, 2016 10:21 AM (fWAjv)

44 'Canoe Lake on 3 Micro-Dots'

Posted by: Garrett at February 05, 2016 10:21 AM (qqwYn)

45 I don't see Keanu anywhere ...
Posted by: Adriane

Whoa....

Posted by: Keanu Reeves in every role at February 05, 2016 10:21 AM (/ciMI)

46 Where are the canoes?
Posted by: Diogenes at February 05, 2016 10:19 AM (G9gd2)


For some reason that reminded me of the W.C. Fields bit where he describes how he pulled out his bowie knife and, "carved my way through a wall of living flesh, dragging my canoe behind me!"

Posted by: Kindltot at February 05, 2016 10:21 AM (q2o38)

47 willows are better.

Here! Here!

Posted by: Adriane the Sports Critic ... at February 05, 2016 10:22 AM (AoK0a)

48 That's a purty pitcher! Looks more modern than 1916 too. Good stuff on Google image search.

Posted by: gp at February 05, 2016 10:22 AM (mk9aG)

49 Nood notice posted.

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at February 05, 2016 10:23 AM (ml1PM)

50 'Thomson disappeared during a canoeing trip on Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park on July 8, 1917, and his body was discovered in the lake eight days later.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 05, 2016 10:23 AM (fWAjv)

51 I'm not liking the pain of phone key board typing is there a better way

Posted by: willow at February 05, 2016 10:23 AM (q7RRK)

52 Erick Erickson talked last night about the coming bailout for Baby Boomers.

It appears they've saved nothing, social security isn't enough, and they want more, dammit.

Does anyone remember what the serfs did when forced collectivization came to Soviet farms?

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 05, 2016 10:23 AM (bpn7O)

53 I don't see any damn canoe.

This painting is a ripoff! I want my money back!

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 05, 2016 10:24 AM (k+kmN)

54
Wooden canoes on the water, very free and easy
Easy, you know the way it's supposed to be

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 05, 2016 10:24 AM (FkBIv)

55
The artist died in the lake in that painting.


Probably why it looks so rushed.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 05, 2016 10:24 AM (LLsKs)

56 I prefer Rowboat Lake and Kayak River.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 05, 2016 10:24 AM (/ciMI)

57 News item:
Japanese volcano erupts, nearby nuclear plant unaffected


They sure know how to pick locations for their nuke plants.

Posted by: ugg boots at February 05, 2016 10:25 AM (fbovC)

58 I'm not liking the pain of phone key board typing is there a better way


iPhone voice to text.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 10:25 AM (KUNWw)

59 >> The Indian name was "Water of Many Firesticks."

And you would know this? How.

Posted by: Elizabeth Warren at February 05, 2016 10:25 AM (ml1PM)

60 The artist died in the lake in that painting.


Probably why it looks so rushed.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel

Reason #7,468

Posted by: why we're all going to Hell at February 05, 2016 10:25 AM (326rv)

61 Addriene ty I was hoping someone would defend the wispy willow

Posted by: willow at February 05, 2016 10:26 AM (q7RRK)

62 This painting is where Andy Warhol got his start.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 05, 2016 10:26 AM (bpn7O)

63 Posted by: Elizabeth Warren

Lol

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 05, 2016 10:26 AM (/ciMI)

64 51 I'm not liking the pain of phone key board typing is there a better way

Posted by: willow at February 05, 2016 10:23 AM (q7RRK)


Do what I do: us a desktop computer with a big-ass keyboard. I'm too old for that smart-phone sh*t.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 05, 2016 10:26 AM (k+kmN)

65 Does anyone remember what the serfs did when forced collectivization came to Soviet farms?



Died?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 10:26 AM (KUNWw)

66 52 Erick Erickson talked last night about the coming bailout for Baby Boomers.

It appears they've saved nothing, social security isn't enough, and they want more, dammit.

Does anyone remember what the serfs did when forced collectivization came to Soviet farms?
Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 05, 2016 10:23 AM (bpn7O)

We're, like, totally getting a guaranteed income, dude. And universal healthcare! Like, dude.

Posted by: Keanu at February 05, 2016 10:27 AM (RD7QR)

67 Morning 'rons..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 05, 2016 10:27 AM (so+oy)

68 "Does anyone remember what the serfs did when forced collectivization came to Soviet farms?"

Whatever they did, I bet they didn't miss any LBGTQwhateverthefuck sensitivity training.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 05, 2016 10:27 AM (u5gzz)

69 14 million jobs over 71 months
Lowest unemployment rate in 8 years



*fucking rage stroke

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 05, 2016 10:28 AM (fWAjv)

70 Rick where would I find thT

Posted by: willow at February 05, 2016 10:28 AM (q7RRK)

71 Thomson disappeared during a canoeing trip on Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park on July 8, 1917, and his body was discovered in the lake eight days later.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 05, 2016 10:23 AM


He drown trying to retrieve his guns from the bottom of the lake...it was the first recorded case of a "tragic boating accident"

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 05, 2016 10:29 AM (ZQfW9)

72 It's under those very rocks the Democrats will try to bury Bernie Sanders and his hateful, disgusting misogyny.

Posted by: MTF at February 05, 2016 10:29 AM (TxJGV)

73 Simulated trees, alien landscape.


Posted by: Vilhelm Gregers at February 05, 2016 10:29 AM (nu302)

74 Rick where would I find thT



On my keyboard, there is a little microphone button right next to the spacebar.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 10:29 AM (KUNWw)

75 Do what I do: us a desktop computer with a big-ass keyboard. I'm too old for that smart-phone sh*t.
......
no shit.. while I do read AoS on my phone when sitting in the doctor's waiting room or something, I cannot fathom how anyone can use a phone as their main device and/or for actually typing comments!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 05, 2016 10:29 AM (so+oy)

76 Whatever they did, I bet they didn't miss any LBGTQwhateverthefuck sensitivity training.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 05, 2016 10:27 AM (u5gzz)


Why do you have to attend LBTSMBBQ training? Aren't you supposed to be unemployed?

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 05, 2016 10:30 AM (k+kmN)

77 So... from the sidebar: how is Chelsea off limits, but Joe the Plumber was fair game?

Rhetorical. I know the answer to that.

Posted by: Chupacabra at February 05, 2016 10:30 AM (XiVKO)

78 14 million jobs over 71 months

Meanwhile, we've imported more people than that.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 05, 2016 10:30 AM (LLsKs)

79 Do what I do: us a desktop computer with a big-ass keyboard. I'm too old for that smart-phone sh*t.
Posted by: OregonMuse


Amen. I love my grandpa box.

http://tinyurl.com/hp6w64r

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 05, 2016 10:30 AM (FkBIv)

80 Willow,

Any place you see the keyboard, there will be a little microphone next to the space bar. Tap that, wait for the beep, dictate, then tap 'Done'

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 05, 2016 10:30 AM (fWAjv)

81 ""Does anyone remember what the serfs did when forced collectivization came to Soviet farms?"

I'll take what was murdered and deported to "labor camps" in Siberia for a thousand Alex

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Dump Trump! Luze with Cruz! at February 05, 2016 10:30 AM (WVsWD)

82 "I'm Rick James, birch!"

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 05, 2016 10:30 AM (/ciMI)

83 68 Whatever they did, I bet they didn't miss any LBGTQwhateverthefuck sensitivity training.
-------------------------------------------------

It was at sensitivity training where the executions began.

Posted by: MTF at February 05, 2016 10:31 AM (TxJGV)

84 "It was a boaking accident."

Posted by: Seymour Skinner with a Gun to his Head at February 05, 2016 10:31 AM (RwwCT)

85 They sure know how to pick locations for their nuke plants.
Posted by: ugg boots at February 05, 2016 10:25 AM (fbovC)


Keep them out of the known Godzilla trackways and the normal perching and landing spots for Mothra and Gamera.

Japan is not that big.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 05, 2016 10:31 AM (q2o38)

86

#cointossesmatter

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 05, 2016 10:31 AM (HSmrB)

87 I know this phone does that.but I don't know howto make it do it on this. Venue

Posted by: willow at February 05, 2016 10:31 AM (q7RRK)

88 Wednesday, a top writer for one of the country's premier right wing publications wrote an essay declaring a large percentage of the republican party to be cousin-fucking Nazis.

Yesterday and today, the publisher of the National Review decided that in light of this bold stance, it would be a good time to fundraise.

How does this happen? What is going on when our own writers, people who are supposed to be articulating the character and values of the right, print articles basically confirming every left wing stereotype in the book?

These are the people we support through contributions to right wing organizations? Do we pay the airfare for the insufferable twit Charles C.W. Cooke to fly to the west coast and laugh with Bill Maher about the witless rubes in the great wasteland in between coasts?

This is why we someone like Trump. Let there be change and a purge of the literary elites.

Posted by: jwest at February 05, 2016 10:31 AM (Zs4uk)

89
I'm not liking the pain of phone key board typing is there a better way


iPhone voice to text.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 10:25 AM (KUNWw)








The looks one would get at the local Starbucks while commenting at the HQ: Priceless

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 05, 2016 10:32 AM (j4wsR)

90 5 Who's birch this is?

Posted by: Nougat, please at February 05, 2016 10:14 AM (dlIzT)

Outfuckingstanding.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at February 05, 2016 10:32 AM (wtvvX)

91 Oh, wow.
Sniper or not, I really like this one.
Safe to assume that's a litho?

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 10:32 AM (2tQk+)

92 51 I'm not liking the pain of phone key board typing is there a better way

Posted by: willow at February 05, 2016 10:23 AM


you can get a little bluetooth keyboard at Walmart for under $20

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 05, 2016 10:32 AM (ZQfW9)

93 ...
Didn't work rwc

Posted by: willow at February 05, 2016 10:32 AM (q7RRK)

94 no shit.. while I do read AoS on my phone when sitting in the doctor's waiting room or something, I cannot fathom how anyone can use a phone as their main device and/or for actually typing comments!


One does what one has to.
Can't use the work pc.
Or the work network. (Thanks for banning it pixy)

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 10:32 AM (KUNWw)

95 I have a Bluetooth keyboard that can be paired with a phone. But that sillyness will never happen since I have a desktop and a laptop.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 05, 2016 10:33 AM (VdICR)

96 , I cannot fathom how anyone can use a phone as their main device and/or for actually typing comments!Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry 

I do it all the time. You begin to type, it suggests words. Then, based on what you picked it suggests the next word. It takes some practice, but I think it's almost as fast as traditional full size keyboard.

Samsung galaxy phone.

Posted by: ugg boots at February 05, 2016 10:33 AM (fbovC)

97 Interesting baby headlines on Yahoo this morning, if you scroll down a bit, that is:
"Hillary Clinton, blind to her own greed, makes another blunder."
"Hillary Clinton completely falls apart on stage."

Bizarre. That's standard fare for reporting on Rs, of course, but on a Dem?
Methinks that a minion or two there feels the Bern.

In any case, despite the fact that they will pull the lever for her like good party peeps, it has to be said.
They don't like her. They really don't like her.
Heh.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 05, 2016 10:33 AM (T/5A0)

98 Why do you have to attend LBTSMBBQ training? Aren't you supposed to be unemployed?
Posted by: OregonMuse at February 05, 2016 10:30 AM (k+kmN)

I forgot.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 05, 2016 10:33 AM (u5gzz)

99 How does this happen? What is going on when our own writers, people who are supposed to be articulating the character and values of the right, print articles basically confirming every left wing stereotype in the book?

In our defense, we do a pretty good job of being similar to your leaders, you filthy peasant.

Posted by: Your betters at February 05, 2016 10:33 AM (326rv)

100 It's under those very rocks the Democrats will try to bury Bernie Sanders and his hateful, disgusting misogyny.
Posted by: MTF
.....
Bernie better get secret service protection pretty soon.. Hillary's numbers are dropping like a rock. The new Quinnipiac poll out this morning has them just about tied 44-42. In December, they had Hillary up 61-30!

Hillary's gonna pull a Vince Foster on the Bernster if she can!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 05, 2016 10:33 AM (so+oy)

101 Didn't work rwc
Posted by: willow


:-(
Mine does, but since I sit in a cube farm, voice to text is out.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 10:34 AM (KUNWw)

102 The looks one would get at the local Starbucks while commenting at the HQ: Priceless

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 05, 2016 10:32 AM (j4wsR)

ESPECIALLY WHEN I SHOUT TO GET ALL CAPS

Posted by: Tex Lovera at February 05, 2016 10:34 AM (wtvvX)

103 Alton th for the suggestion

Posted by: willow at February 05, 2016 10:34 AM (q7RRK)

104 *tosses National Review a few bucks*

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 05, 2016 10:34 AM (/ciMI)

105 The looks one would get at the local Starbucks while commenting at the HQ: Priceless



Kinda like the time sven tried to use it while driving. Looked like he was stroking out.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 10:35 AM (KUNWw)

106 Hey, this Saturday is Reagan's 105th birthday - how to celebrate?

Posted by: Joanne Hearts Cruz but is waiting for SMOD at February 05, 2016 10:35 AM (hgBpU)

107 103 Alton th for the suggestion
Posted by: willow



Yeah willow. Bluetooth keyboard is probably your best bet.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 10:36 AM (KUNWw)

108 Bernie better get secret service protection pretty soon.

He has it.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bernie-sanders-receives-secret-service-protection/

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 05, 2016 10:37 AM (FkBIv)

109 Hey, this Saturday is Reagan's 105th birthday - how to celebrate?
Posted by: Joanne Hearts Cruz

Conservative prostitutes and constitutional cocaine.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 05, 2016 10:37 AM (/ciMI)

110 Reality like that picture!

On another note, i just read a few days ago that Bernie had received Secret Service protection.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 05, 2016 10:38 AM (w4NZ8)

111 Had to flee the prior thread. Those puns were giving me a sinking feeling.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 05, 2016 10:38 AM (9krrF)

112 Test

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 05, 2016 10:39 AM (4R7rK)

113 Trump loves to tweet, and the S4 is just the right size for his hands.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 05, 2016 10:39 AM (VdICR)

114 Hey, this Saturday is Reagan's 105th birthday - how to celebrate?



Get shot? Tear down a wall?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 10:39 AM (KUNWw)

115 Y'all are sweet trying to help willow, but you're not noticing that she's three sheets to the wind.

She's embarked on a bender, the sun is over the yardarm and she's into the grog.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 05, 2016 10:39 AM (1xUj/)

116 Ugh, Megyn Kelly on Fallon talking about her 1st debate performance. Yep, this was to attract a larger audience, get mainstream approval.
She also just got a $10 million book deal.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 05, 2016 10:39 AM (NOIQH)

117 I'll take what was murdered and deported to "labor camps" in Siberia for a thousand Alex

===

I've heard that process described thus:
You didn't have to go to Siberia, since you could just opt for execution.
Once in Siberia, you didn't have to join the collective, but there wasn't any other way to find work.
You didn't have to work, but housing wasn't provided to anyone who didn't work. Nor food. Nor clothing.

Posted by: Bigby's Jazz Hands at February 05, 2016 10:40 AM (3ZtZW)

118 Willow,

Are you using iPhone or an Android OS?

Just did 112 on my Samsung.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 05, 2016 10:40 AM (fWAjv)

119 Had to flee the prior thread. Those puns were giving me a sinking feeling.
Posted by: Brother Cavil,

Yes, some were sub-par.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 05, 2016 10:40 AM (/ciMI)

120 88 Wednesday, a top writer for one of the country's premier right wing publications wrote an essay declaring a large percentage of the republican party to be cousin-fucking Nazis.

What article are you referring to? I'd like to read it.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 05, 2016 10:40 AM (Wp9Nt)

121 So at a Portsmouth rally Trump actually used the F-word.

"And you can tell them to go f**k themselves," Donald Trump told a crowd at a Portsmouth Rally on Thursday night, uttering the expletive at the climax of the riff on his tax proposal. He was referring to companies that have relocated overseas for more favorable tax rates.

Posted by: Joanne Hearts Cruz but is waiting for SMOD at February 05, 2016 10:40 AM (hgBpU)

122 Wow, the comments at that Chelsea Clinton thing are amazing. You really do have to be blind and delusional to be a Democrat these days.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 05, 2016 10:40 AM (DuH+r)

123 .HelloI think this is going to workI don't know how to do periods or commasBut I'd forget those before anyway

Posted by: willow at February 05, 2016 10:41 AM (q7RRK)

124 The blue triangular thing at the bottom center--is that a tent?

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 05, 2016 10:41 AM (DuH+r)

125 123 .HelloI think this is going to workI don't know how to do periods or commasBut I'd forget those before anyway
Posted by: willow at February 05, 2016 10:41 AM (q7RRK)


Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 05, 2016 10:42 AM (fWAjv)

126 .HelloI think this is going to workI don't know how to do periods or commasBut I'd forget those before anyway

Well you managed to lead with one, so that's something...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 05, 2016 10:42 AM (9krrF)

127 .RWC I did Google the little speaker thing I just don't know how to separate sentences That one looks pretty good Do I have to say. There's a. Nice

Posted by: willow at February 05, 2016 10:42 AM (q7RRK)

128 China's 2013 Moon lander/rover is still sending beautifully vivid pictures back, years after the near-death experience it suffered.

http://cnn.it/20ef1ut

Posted by: MTF at February 05, 2016 10:43 AM (TxJGV)

129 willow...... don't ever change, promise me.

Posted by: kraken at February 05, 2016 10:43 AM (sdxPm)

130 Kinda like the time sven tried to use it while driving. Looked like he was stroking out.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 10:35 AM (KUNWw)

Searched and searched and yet to find that thread. That had to be hilarious.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 05, 2016 10:43 AM (fWAjv)

131 Nobody looks for me anymore.

* sulks *

Posted by: Waldo at February 05, 2016 10:44 AM (6oPFc)

132 HelloI think this is going to workI don't know how to do periods or commasBut I'd forget those before anyway
Posted by: willow

Try treating it like a telegraph--say "stop" after every sentence. (And send it anyway.)

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 05, 2016 10:44 AM (/ciMI)

133 The blue triangular thing at the bottom center--is that a tent?>>>

If you feel that it is a tent then yes it is a tent

Posted by: High School Art Teacher at February 05, 2016 10:44 AM (XtAzU)

134 Nobody looks for me anymore.

* sulks *

Posted by: Waldo


That's not entirely accurate. Unlike me...

Posted by: The sniper at February 05, 2016 10:44 AM (9krrF)

135 willowed from previous thread:

If I were to tell you I support an youthful Hispanic first term Senator conservative Republican from the South who is a lawyer elected as the Tea Party candidate from his state with a long history in government "service" but no executive experience, who at times has failed to live up to Tea Party expectations, but still has an ACU rating at 98 or above, who do you think I would be supporting?





Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 05, 2016 10:45 AM (LXJ1e)

136 Willow -- say the word 'period' or 'comma'.

Posted by: ugg boots at February 05, 2016 10:45 AM (fbovC)

137 How would like to be defending an actual Communist enemy of America with your life? That'd be a crappy assignment.


110
Reality like that picture!



On another note, i just read a few days ago that Bernie had received Secret Service protection.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 05, 2016 10:38 AM (w4NZ

Posted by: Pyrocles at February 05, 2016 10:45 AM (MYMcU)

138 121 So at a Portsmouth rally Trump actually used the F-word.
----------
Classy, to say the least.

You might even say "Presidential"

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 10:45 AM (2tQk+)

139 Willow, on my cell, saying the word "period" or "comma" will produce the character, not the word. "Exclamation point" I don't remember.

I don't know of a way to line-feed (paragraph) though.

Posted by: mindful webworker - technically squeaking at February 05, 2016 10:45 AM (6oPFc)

140 ***114 Hey, this Saturday is Reagan's 105th birthday - how to celebrate? Get shot? Tear down a wall?***


Fire a whole bunch of dickheads.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at February 05, 2016 10:45 AM (Eyx+b)

141 This will probably break pixy

Period = period (.)
Comma = comma (,)
Question mark = question mark (?)
Exclamation or exclamation point = exclamation point (!)
Apostrophe = apostrophe (')
Enter or new line = moves to a new line
New paragraph = new paragraph
Tab key = tab
Colon = colon (
Dash = dash (-)
Ellipsis or dot dot dot = ellipsis (...)
Ampersand = ampersand (&)
Asterisk = asterisk (*)
At sign = at sign (@)
Backslash = backslash (\)
Forward slash = forward slash (/)
Open bracket = open bracket ([)
Close bracket = closed bracket (])
Open parenthesis = open parenthesis (()
Close parenthesis = close parenthesis ())

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 05, 2016 10:45 AM (fWAjv)

142 HelloI think this is going to workI don't know how to do periods or commasBut I'd forget those before anyway
Posted by: willow



You say it period. (And it'll put the period after "it") Same with comma.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 10:46 AM (KUNWw)

143 Holy crap.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 05, 2016 10:46 AM (fWAjv)

144 The blue triangular thing at the bottom center--is that a tent?
Posted by: BeckoningChasm

Ha, no. And I've been pitching those for years, so I'd know.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 05, 2016 10:46 AM (/ciMI)

145 KrakenIf I could I'd. And thank you for being kind

Posted by: willow at February 05, 2016 10:46 AM (q7RRK)

146 They'll have to pry my desktop keyboard away from my cold, dead fingers.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 05, 2016 10:46 AM (Wp9Nt)

147 >>>Whatever they did, I bet they didn't miss any LBGTQwhateverthefuck sensitivity training.


Heh. When I get sent to diversity training I keep my head down and my mouth shut.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 05, 2016 10:46 AM (bpn7O)

148 Moron canoe.
In the bottom of the lake.
With his gun collection.

Posted by: cicero kid at February 05, 2016 10:47 AM (pG8pk)

149 Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 05, 2016 10:45 AM (LXJ1e)

I have to ask this-Are you on the payroll for the Trump campaign? because it sure seems more and more likely.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 05, 2016 10:47 AM (w4NZ8)

150 Been thinking of doing a compilation of guttermouth Trump's expletives. But, then, I'd want to bleep them out, which rather defeats the purpose.

Posted by: mindful webworker - video amateur at February 05, 2016 10:47 AM (6oPFc)

151 Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 05, 2016 10:45 AM (fWAjv)

Boobies = boobies ( . ) ( . )

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 05, 2016 10:48 AM (kpqmD)

152 88 Wednesday, a top writer for one of the country's premier right wing publications wrote an essay declaring a large percentage of the republican party to be cousin-fucking Nazis.

Yes, would that we could aspire to be cousin marrying proponents of the slaughter and dismemberment of unborn Black babies for shits, giggles, and profits.

Never forget the popular practice among the NE wealthy elite of marrying distant and otherwise cousins to keep the capital of the family fortune intact. You don't get a beauty like Eleanor Roosevelt if your family tree branches properly.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at February 05, 2016 10:48 AM (kXoT0)

153 " but still has an ACU rating at 98 or above,"

Let's take that to task. The ACU rating is based on the up or down vote. Not based on the Clture vote.

That is only way a lot of these so called "conservative" senators like turtle neck maintain a high rating.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Dump Trump! Luze with Cruz! at February 05, 2016 10:48 AM (WVsWD)

154 Trump be slidin'.

Posted by: mnw (rare and flounced) at February 05, 2016 10:48 AM (ohNf0)

155 127 .RWC I did Google the little speaker thing I just don't know how to separate sentences That one looks pretty good Do I have to say. There's a. Nice
Posted by: willow
----------------
Oh, this looks like it could be very entertaining...
I might have to say awake for a few minutes.

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 10:48 AM (2tQk+)

156 Searched and searched and yet to find that thread. That had to be hilarious.



It was. It was two or three years ago.
He was using voice to text. It didn't like some pronunciations, so it made up it's own. Totally blew the meaning of his sentence.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 10:49 AM (KUNWw)

157
DeBolshie press conference on the crane collapse in NYC. I think he's blaming the rich and global warming

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 05, 2016 10:49 AM (493sH)

158 115 Y'all are sweet trying to help willow, but you're not noticing that she's three sheets to the wind.

She's embarked on a bender, the sun is over the yardarm and she's into the grog.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 05, 2016 10:39 AM (1xUj/)


Good for her.

I heard bourbon cures your cold, do you think my employer would be ok with drinking for medicinal purposes?

Posted by: Lea at February 05, 2016 10:49 AM (lIU4e)

159 If I were to tell you I support an youthful Hispanic first term Senator conservative Republican from the South who is a lawyer elected as the Tea Party candidate from his state with a long history in government "service" but no executive experience, who at times has failed to live up to Tea Party expectations, but still has an ACU rating at 98 or above, who do you think I would be supporting?

===

You are an enemy of Muricuh, sir!

Posted by: Bigby's Jazz Hands at February 05, 2016 10:50 AM (3ZtZW)

160 ee cummings approves of willows lack of shifts and punctuation marks

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at February 05, 2016 10:50 AM (Eyx+b)

161 #135 I will play. Cruz.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at February 05, 2016 10:50 AM (kXoT0)

162 "As a form of protest, many peasants preferred to slaughter their animals for food rather than give them over to collective farms, which produced a major reduction in livestock."

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 05, 2016 10:51 AM (bpn7O)

163 RWC - didn't realize all those were available.

Including the (heh).

My desktop with the man-size keyboard is in town.

At home, for a while, I only had the cell. The bluetooth keyboard, scrunchy and fallible as it was, was a major lifesaver.

And the scrunchy keyboard made it seem positively liberating when I moved up to this moderate-size keyboard on the tablet.

Posted by: mindful webworker - technically squeaking at February 05, 2016 10:52 AM (6oPFc)

164 I see this will take practice . But I think this will be more concise with my actual speech patterns.

Posted by: willow at February 05, 2016 10:52 AM (q7RRK)

165

I heard bourbon cures your cold, do you think my employer would be ok with drinking for medicinal purposes?

Posted by: Lea at February 05, 2016 10:49 AM (lIU4e)







Better to ask forgiveness than ask for permission.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 05, 2016 10:52 AM (j4wsR)

166 I do like the cut of the jib of those Wilks brothers supporting Cruz.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 05, 2016 10:53 AM (LXJ1e)

167 THEPENISMIGNTIER

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 05, 2016 10:53 AM (/ciMI)

168 Test:

:-)

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 10:54 AM (2tQk+)

169 #135 I will play. Cruz.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at February 05, 2016 10:50 AM (kXoT0)


The difference between Cruz and Rubio is that Cruz is way, way smarter.

Posted by: Lea at February 05, 2016 10:54 AM (lIU4e)

170 At home, for a while, I only had the cell. The bluetooth keyboard, scrunchy and fallible as it was, was a major lifesaver.

And the scrunchy keyboard made it seem positively liberating when I moved up to this moderate-size keyboard on the tablet.

Posted by: mindful webworker - technically squeaking at February 05, 2016 10:52 AM (6oPFc)

G*dspeed and blessings to members of the horde who use their phones as their primary device.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 05, 2016 10:54 AM (fWAjv)

171 160 ee cummings approves of willows lack of shifts and punctuation marks
Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at February 05, 2016 10:50 AM (Eyx+b)


me, too.

-archie

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 05, 2016 10:54 AM (Wp9Nt)

172 "Better to ask forgiveness than ask for permission."

Not once in my life have I ever found this to be true.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 05, 2016 10:54 AM (kpqmD)

173 Sherry McEvil: I will play....

It's a trap!

Posted by: mindful webworker - waves red flag at February 05, 2016 10:55 AM (6oPFc)

174 If I were to tell you I support an youthful Hispanic
first term Senator conservative Republican from the South who is a
lawyer elected as the Tea Party candidate from his state with a long
history in government "service" but no executive experience, who at
times has failed to live up to Tea Party expectations, but still has an
ACU rating at 98 or above, who do you think I would be supporting?


Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 05, 2016 10:45 AM
~~~
Conservative Review does a much better job. They've got him at "C."

Posted by: IrishEi at February 05, 2016 10:55 AM (E6RIJ)

175 Hillary AND Trump be slidin'.

Posted by: mnw (rare and flounced) at February 05, 2016 10:55 AM (ohNf0)

176 Oh joy...

Zika has been identified in the saliva and urine of two patients infected by the virus, a leading Brazilian health institute said on Friday, adding that further studies are needed to determine if those fluids could transmit the infection.

Posted by: ugg boots at February 05, 2016 10:55 AM (fbovC)

177 172

Huh. Always worked for us.

Posted by: The GOPe at February 05, 2016 10:55 AM (KUaJL)

178 Bandar - I am NO but could be soon Give me give me a moment or two

Posted by: willow at February 05, 2016 10:55 AM (q7RRK)

179 I see this will take practice . But I think this will be more concise with my actual speech patterns.



Just don't use it while driving with a radar detector like a buddy did. He finished speaking just as the detector went off. Didn't notice it. Hit send. Everyone thought he was having a heart attack. He'd posted to Facebook,
"We are almost aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa"

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 10:55 AM (KUNWw)

180 OK - saying "smiley face" doesn't give me a smiley.
The one and only time I tried voice to text, I failed. Go figure...

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 10:56 AM (2tQk+)

181 The difference between Cruz and Rubio

===

One is slick, one is not. Otherwise they're Thing ! and Thing 2

Posted by: Bigby's Jazz Hands at February 05, 2016 10:56 AM (3ZtZW)

182 test

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 05, 2016 10:56 AM (VdICR)

183 It's not a boy in a dress! It's me!

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at February 05, 2016 10:56 AM (xNpMz)

184 Hillary AND Trump be slidin'.
Posted by: mnw

Together? Ewwwwwww.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 05, 2016 10:56 AM (/ciMI)

185 "What article are you referring to? I'd like to read it." It was by Williamson, who wrote that Trump supporters are the rump of Pat Buchanan's "swastika set." Just like something you can read at Salon or Gawker. All the NR Manhattanites are virtue-signaling like mad. It's pathetic and disgraceful.

Posted by: gp at February 05, 2016 10:57 AM (mk9aG)

186 The sidebar video where Mike Rowe describes setting dogs loose in the GOP Senate cloakroom is awesome. Highly recommended, especially the part where they corner McVain and McConnell.

Posted by: MTF at February 05, 2016 10:57 AM (TxJGV)

187 Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at February 05, 2016 10:48 AM (kXoT0)


Okay, that's some mighty fine snark right there.

Posted by: Joanne Hearts Cruz but is waiting for SMOD at February 05, 2016 10:57 AM (hgBpU)

188 Darn it. Throws pillow

Posted by: willow at February 05, 2016 10:57 AM (q7RRK)

189 As for drinking at work. I used to work with a guy who brought a full quart thermos of vodka to work every day. He also brought a thermos full of the thickest black coffee imaginable. He would mix the two to get what looked like a regular cup of coffee. He then sipped on that concoction all day. Shudder.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at February 05, 2016 10:58 AM (kXoT0)

190 A couple of months ago, one of you guys posted a link to all the Pixy emoticons we could use:

http://smilies.mee.nu/

Posted by: IrishEi at February 05, 2016 10:58 AM (E6RIJ)

191 Stupid Hollywood ruined one of the better sitcoms last night. I will no longer watch Mom. They insist on inserting Gay into everything. And in the case of Mom they made it even worse by having Rosie ODonnell as the gay love interest.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 05, 2016 10:58 AM (AEEhl)

192 172 "Better to ask forgiveness than ask for permission."

Not once in my life have I ever found this to be true.
Posted by: Insomniac
--------------
"Just the tip. I promise."

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 10:58 AM (2tQk+)

193 Better to beg forgiveness than ask permission.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 05, 2016 10:58 AM (VdICR)

194 >>>14 million jobs over 71 months

Lowest unemployment rate in 8 years

*fucking rage stroke
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 05, 2016 10:28 AM (fWAjv)<<<




Lets see. Think we need something like 150K jobs per month just to keep up with normal population growth, times 71 months, carry the 2, divide by purple...



We needed 10.65 million new jobs, just to tread water. Supposedly over 8 million jobs were lost since the "Great Recession" hit. So looks like 18.65 million jobs would've been needed to even get back to where we were, and SCOAMF is sitting about 4.65 million jobs short (and this isn't even considering full/part time jobs).



Thank God for the recover summers! Heckuva job, Barky. Heckuva job.

Posted by: I know, I know, no math at February 05, 2016 10:58 AM (H9MG5)

195 #187 Thank you, thank you very much.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at February 05, 2016 10:59 AM (kXoT0)

196 Also, I get the impression they're both flipsides of a GOPe hispandering coin.

For all that Cruz loudly tears down the GOPe, he has always done their bidding when it comes to voting and when it comes to finance and when it comes to supporting candidates for office.

Posted by: Bigby's Jazz Hands at February 05, 2016 10:59 AM (3ZtZW)

197 So, if you're talking on a cell phone to do speech-to-text, how do you say you've just started your period?

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 05, 2016 10:59 AM (DuH+r)

198 "Better to ask forgiveness than ask for permission."

Not once in my life have I ever found this to be true.
Posted by: Insomniac



Totally true. Trust me. Because the mayor's office WILL NOT give permission to drive a tank down Main Street.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 11:00 AM (KUNWw)

199 Number eight in parenthesis always becomes the sunglasses smiley.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 05, 2016 11:00 AM (VdICR)

200 Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 05, 2016 10:59 AM

You say you've got your "friend."

Posted by: IrishEi at February 05, 2016 11:00 AM (E6RIJ)

201 Rick, whew I do imagine used in correctly could cause much hell for myself.

Posted by: willow at February 05, 2016 11:01 AM (q7RRK)

202 @197
Easy - "Aunt Flo just got to town"

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 11:01 AM (2tQk+)

203 Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 10:58 AM (2tQk+)

I seem to be the one always getting the shaft.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 05, 2016 11:01 AM (kpqmD)

204


Posted by: Joanne Hearts Cruz but is waiting for SMOD at February 05, 2016 10:40 AM (hgBpU)


So Trump Fucking Cussed???

I'm sure it will give my Mom the Vapors...

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 05, 2016 11:01 AM (f7rv6)

205 just started my period.

It worked.

Posted by: ugg boots at February 05, 2016 11:01 AM (fbovC)

206
Happy Friday. Got an early smile on my face reading the Ruskies beating on the muzzie rapists in the side bar and ol' Bernie tied nationally with Her Crustyness. Please please fate of fates give me the entertainment of a Bern Nomination.

Also #5 > threadwinner. Never not funny.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 05, 2016 11:01 AM (ODxAs)

207 Meanwhile, Jonah's got another "I drove cross-country with my dog and enjoyed the greasy rube-food" tale. VDH has a quote from Plutarch or some other dead @sshole. KJL is swooning over what the Pope had for breakfast this morning. Lowry is praising WFB, the most turgid over-rated writer of his generation. Timpe's got another "look at what those crazy college kids are doing now" report.

Posted by: gp at February 05, 2016 11:01 AM (mk9aG)

208 #191 Yes. I saw that was going to happen on the previews. I liked the show for it's honesty about the struggles of addiction. But, you bring on Rosie O'Donut and her Lesbian agenda and I am done. Last week when I was sick, I caught bits and pieces of the new Jane Lynch mess of a sitcom. Yuck.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at February 05, 2016 11:01 AM (kXoT0)

209 ok gotta go

Posted by: Bigby's Jazz Hands at February 05, 2016 11:02 AM (3ZtZW)

210 >>>Oh joy...

Zika has been identified in the saliva and urine of two patients
infected by the virus, a leading Brazilian health institute said on
Friday, adding that further studies are needed to determine if those
fluids could transmit the infection.
Posted by: ugg boots at February 05, 2016 10:55 AM (fbovC)<<<




On the bright side, can't wait for Bob Costass to make his way to Brazil for the Olympics. If you thought his pink eye was a laugh riot, wait 'til his head looks like Beetlejuice and the hunter dude from the waiting room scene at the end of the movie.

Posted by: I can't hardly wait! at February 05, 2016 11:02 AM (H9MG5)

211 205 just started my period.

It worked.
Posted by: ugg boots at February 05, 2016 11:01 AM (fbovC)

Your birth control?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 05, 2016 11:02 AM (kpqmD)

212 Today, 6 February, will be the 105th anniversary of the birth of Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004), the 40th president of these United States. Born in Tampico, Illinois, Reagan left for Hollywood in 1937 and starred in a long series of hit movies. Early in his career as a screen actor, he was a New Dealer and head of the Screen Actors Guild, but he joined the Republican party in 1962 and was elected governor of California for two terms (1967-1975) on a conservative platform. He lost the 1976 Presidential nomination to Gerald Ford, but ran successfully for president in 1980 and served for two terms. An ardent foe of "big government" and widely credited with the strategy that "won the Cold War," President Reagan remains a hero of conservative politics and - as the current campaign demonstrates - an icon of today's Republican party.
----

"So in your discussion of nuclear freeze proposals, I urge you to beware the temptation of pride -- the temptation blithely to declare yourselves above it all and label both sides equally at fault, to ignore the facts of history and the aggressive impulses of an evil empire."
- Ronald Reagan (speech to the National Association of Evangelicals, Orlando, Florida, 9 March 1983)

"Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders."
- Reagan (The Guardian, London, 14 June 1989)

"No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on earth."
- Reagan("A Time for Choosing," television address, 27 October 1964)

"Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close relationship to the first."
- Reagan(at a conference in Los Angeles, 2 March 1977)

"Ronald Reagan, the President who never told bad news to the American people."
- Garrison Keilor (b. 1942)

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 05, 2016 11:03 AM (n22zQ)

213 14 million jobs over 71 months
Lowest unemployment rate in 8 years



*fucking rage stroke

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 05, 2016 10:28 AM (fWAjv)




The numbers are pure fantasy. Even some LIVs I know are saying the numbers are way too good for how the economy actually is.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 05, 2016 11:03 AM (493sH)

214 The Democrats and their personality cults are just so sickening. I heard on the radio just a few minutes something about a play called "Hillary" showing in the local area. I looked it up, and sure enough, it's along the lines of a Greek tragedy, with the gods conspiring to bring a wonder, intelligent woman together with a charming rogue. Blech! http://preview.tinyurl.com/zse6mtx

Posted by: Grimaldi at February 05, 2016 11:03 AM (sDLCv)

215 Posted by: gp at February 05, 2016 10:57 AM (mk9aG)

Thanks for getting that question answered. I was off dealing with real life.

Posted by: jwest at February 05, 2016 11:04 AM (Zs4uk)

216 198 "Better to ask forgiveness than ask for permission."

Not once in my life have I ever found this to be true.
Posted by: Insomniac



Totally true. Trust me. Because the mayor's office WILL NOT give permission to drive a tank down Main Street.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 11:00 AM (KUNWw)


Sometimes.... if you ASK, it gives them time to find the reason you can't do it... the law or whatever...

I found that out in the military... there is always a reg that says you can, and a reg that says you can't... so you DON"T ASK.... you do it, and cite the reg that says you can after the fact.

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 05, 2016 11:04 AM (f7rv6)

217 Entenmann's has a new limited edition glazed cinnamon donut. I am here to tell you they are very good.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 05, 2016 11:05 AM (E6RIJ)

218 Yes. I saw that was going to happen on the previews. I liked the show for it's honesty about the struggles of addiction. But, you bring on Rosie O'Donut and her Lesbian agenda and I am done. Last week when I was sick, I caught bits and pieces of the new Jane Lynch mess of a sitcom. Yuck.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at February 05, 2016 11:01 AM (kXoT0)



All modern shows are rubbish. And I keep seeing the previews for that new show about the queer kid in the Irish Catholic family. Which will be all bashing Catholics and the Church. Fck Hollywood

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 05, 2016 11:06 AM (493sH)

219 WFB, the most turgid over-rated writer of his generation.

That's just crazy sauce.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 05, 2016 11:06 AM (ODxAs)

220 I'm a sucker for yellow-violet complementary paintings but this one is wretched. The brushwork is slapdash and the pink above the trees looks like vomited Pepto-Bismol.

Posted by: troyriser at February 05, 2016 11:07 AM (UWlp+)

221 All modern shows are rubbish. And I keep seeing the previews for that new show about the queer kid in the Irish Catholic family. Which will be all bashing Catholics and the Church. Fck Hollywood

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 05, 2016 11:06 AM (493sH)

It's based on that fuck Savage.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 05, 2016 11:07 AM (fWAjv)

222 Totally true. Trust me. Because the mayor's office WILL NOT give permission to drive a tank down Main Street.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 11:00 AM (KUNWw)

James Garner and C. Thomas Howell hardest hit.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 05, 2016 11:09 AM (fWAjv)

223 If you thought his pink eye was a laugh riot...


Reminder, with this zika thing, pink eye/conjunctivitis can become spinal meningitis which can be deadly. Over the counter Baush & Lomb Opcon-A at the first sign of symptoms is handy to keep around. Follow directions for usage. Naphazoline is the important ingredient.

Public service announcement, lost a cousin to spinal meningitis.

Posted by: ugg boots at February 05, 2016 11:09 AM (fbovC)

224 I'm a sucker for yellow-violet complementary paintings but this one is wretched. The brushwork is slapdash and the pink above the trees looks like vomited Pepto-Bismol.

But....I immersed myself in my work!

Posted by: zombie Tom Tompson at February 05, 2016 11:10 AM (326rv)

225 Always get the heebie jeebies when I post comments together on an active thread.

*Left Behind

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 05, 2016 11:10 AM (fWAjv)

226 I better go back to being a responsible citizen. Thank you for all the help.Love love love you guys.rate

Posted by: willow at February 05, 2016 11:11 AM (q7RRK)

227 wow man groovy painting

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 05, 2016 11:13 AM (voOPb)

228 Public service announcement, lost a cousin to spinal meningitis.
Posted by: ugg boots
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I had a close friend who was administered Last Rites... but recovered. He never forgot.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 05, 2016 11:13 AM (n22zQ)

229 Odds the Olympics gets canceled because of Zika?

Posted by: Mainah at February 05, 2016 11:13 AM (659DL)

230 Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 05, 2016 11:07 AM (fWAjv)

Really, They approved it?. The idea is that all the Catholics don't take anything about their faith seriously, are are hypocrites, the gay guy is perfect though, but not religious One of the "highlights" of that was that the Mother put a picture of the Virgin Mary on the Toilet so that men would be careful about where they peed. The Michael Savage-He's some brilliant guy, huh?/sarc

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 05, 2016 11:14 AM (w4NZ8)

231 After that guy stole an M-60A3 tank from the California Army National Guard, is it any wonder people don't like tanks on the loose?

What Uni and I did in Newport City with our tanks has nothing to do with this. Honest. Really. Uh Uni-chan, don't think they are buying it. So lets split.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 05, 2016 11:14 AM (nYJAj)

232 Once again, mornings are impossible with Win10 and Edge. The blue wheel stops everything. So here I am again with Pale Moon and adblock. This only seems to happen in the mornings. By 3 pm whatever ads are gumming up the works are done. Don't want to deprive the Ewok of kibble, but this is making me nuts.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 05, 2016 11:14 AM (MIKMs)

233 Hey! I see white bitches... wait... make that white birches.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 05, 2016 11:15 AM (n22zQ)

234 Odds the Olympics gets canceled because of Zika?
Posted by: Mainah at February 05, 2016 11:13 AM (659DL)

About the same as Fredo admitting he was wrong about anything

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 05, 2016 11:15 AM (mw8Dm)

235 Regarding work and what gets forgiven and what does not.

I suffer from the kind of migraines that prevent me from driving because my vision is impaired and silly me, I refuse to kill someone with my car just to get into work.

So, my boss was giving me his sad frowny face talk about my illness--for which I had a disability letter. So, I said, sure, let's talk and then I proceeded to talk, it went something like this:

"Yes, I know I worked from home two days last week because of a migraine, but, you know what I did not do?"

Boss---questioning look on face. "Nooo?"

"I did not call in drunk on Monday and hungover on Thursday and Friday like Bill did."

Next question to my boss, "You know how no one ever wants me to leave their project because I have the skill sets of 5 different job titles and do the work of at least 5 people?

Boss, "Yes, Sherry."

Me, "How many people is it now that refuse to work on projects will Bill, is it 20 or25, I forget. How many people have quit or taken retirement rather than work with Bill, by my count, it's 10. How many projects has been been thrown off of--5 right?"

By this point Boss is sitting there in shock.

I then tell him, "Once you get Bill all fixed up on being a drunk and a complete jerk who makes people cry, then we can talk about my disability." I got up and left the room.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at February 05, 2016 11:15 AM (kXoT0)

236 All modern shows are rubbish. And I keep seeing the previews for that new show about the queer kid in the Irish Catholic family. Which will be all bashing Catholics and the Church. Fck Hollywood
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 05, 2016 11:06 AM (493sH)

That's been on once. I thought they canceled it.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at February 05, 2016 11:17 AM (kXoT0)

237 "After that guy stole an M-60A3 tank from the California Army National Guard, is it any wonder people don't like tanks on the loose?"

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Soon.

Tee hee.

Posted by: SMFH at February 05, 2016 11:17 AM (rlfds)

238
I then tell him, "Once you get Bill all fixed up on being a drunk and a complete jerk who makes people cry, then we can talk about my disability." I got up and left the room.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars

We are not worthy.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 05, 2016 11:17 AM (326rv)

239 214 The Democrats and their personality cults are just so sickening. I heard on the radio just a few minutes something about a play called "Hillary" showing in the local area. I looked it up, and sure enough, it's along the lines of a Greek tragedy, with the gods conspiring to bring a wonder, intelligent woman together with a charming rogue. Blech! http://preview.tinyurl.com/zse6mtx
Posted by: Grimaldi at February 05, 2016 11:03 AM (sDLCv)




I've never understood why Reds are so ineluctably attracted to cults of personality. From Stalin to Kim Jong Il to Castro to Obama ("the most brilliant man in the world, married to the most beautiful primate in the world") to Hillary, what is it with this? Can't they just have a leader, accept the leader has smelly feet just like everyone else, and be done with it?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 05, 2016 11:17 AM (oKE6c)

240 Odds the Olympics gets canceled because of Zika?
Posted by: Mainah
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It's tragic that there is not some safe, effective, and efficient means of mosquito eradication.

Posted by: Zombie Rachel Carson at February 05, 2016 11:18 AM (n22zQ)

241 Go Airborne they said. It will be fun they said.


http://tinyurl.com/od6d4rq

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 05, 2016 11:18 AM (fWAjv)

242 Sorry; The gay "comic" is Dan Savage. Michael Savage is the radio personality

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 05, 2016 11:18 AM (w4NZ8)

243 I had a close friend who was administered Last Rites... but recovered. He never forgot.



That should be pretty sobering.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 11:18 AM (KUNWw)

244 Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at February 05, 2016 11:15 AM (kXoT0)

Wow. I need a cigarette...

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 05, 2016 11:19 AM (kpqmD)

245 I then tell him, "Once you get Bill all fixed up on being a drunk and a complete jerk who makes people cry, then we can talk about my disability." I got up and left the room.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at February 05, 2016 11:15 AM (kXoT0)

Chris Farley voice: That...was.......awesome!!!

Posted by: Mainah at February 05, 2016 11:19 AM (659DL)

246 >> Thank God for the recover summers! Heckuva job, Barky.
>> Heckuva job.

Amazing what a little tweaking of the spreadsheet formulas will do. All you have to do is truncate to one digit before the decimal...

Posted by: Bureau of Labor Statistics at February 05, 2016 11:20 AM (o+SC1)

247 Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at February 05, 2016 11:15 AM (kXoT0

I know it's the truth and it feels good saying it, but that's not how to win.

Posted by: jwest at February 05, 2016 11:20 AM (Zs4uk)

248 I then tell him, "Once you get Bill all fixed up on being a drunk and a complete jerk who makes people cry, then we can talk about my disability." I got up and left the room.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars


Fab.

Speaking of coworkers/bosses with issues, did you know they prescribe pain killers at the dentist? Used to wonder why X was always going to the dentist all the time...

Posted by: Lea at February 05, 2016 11:21 AM (lIU4e)

249 Sherry, you rock.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at February 05, 2016 11:21 AM (Eyx+b)

250 Well if the sailboat racing crews having to dodge floating garbage during their races has not cancelled the Olympics, do you think Zika will?

Punishment in the afterlife would be Rachel Carson suffering every ill from the millions who caught diseases like malaria and dengue fever before they died. All because DDT was banned.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 05, 2016 11:21 AM (nYJAj)

251 Can't they just have a leader, accept the leader has smelly feet just like everyone else, and be done with it?
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Religious icons never have smelly feet, and it is necessary to attribute god-like status to their saviors. Thus, they dress their emperors in lovely new clothes.

Posted by: Zombie Rachel Carson at February 05, 2016 11:21 AM (n22zQ)

252 Power was out about 2 hours this morning.Threw off my whole schedule.

Posted by: steevy at February 05, 2016 11:21 AM (B48dK)

253 Really, They approved it?. The idea is that all the Catholics don't take anything about their faith seriously, are are hypocrites, the gay guy is perfect though, but not religious One of the "highlights" of that was that the Mother put a picture of the Virgin Mary on the Toilet so that men would be careful about where they peed. The Michael Savage-He's some brilliant guy, huh?/sarc

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 05, 2016 11:14 AM (w4NZ

Dan Savage

Michael Savage apparently has a dog and likes Italian food.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 05, 2016 11:22 AM (fWAjv)

254 ***I know it's the truth and it feels good saying it, but that's not how to win. ***

That's quite a political philosophy ya got there.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at February 05, 2016 11:23 AM (Eyx+b)

255 It sucks that Zika has hit Brazil just before the Olympics. And for the athletes it sucks the most for the golf. They are going to be exposed to mosquitos more than anyone. They probably will be poisoned first though before they get Zika with all of the insecticide I anticipate they will spray the course with.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 05, 2016 11:23 AM (AEEhl)

256 Power was out about 2 hours this morning.Threw off my whole schedule.
Posted by: steevy
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Tell me about it.

Posted by: Blinking clock on microwave at February 05, 2016 11:23 AM (n22zQ)

257 We are not worthy.
Posted by: Blue Hen at February 05, 2016 11:17 AM (326rv)

That was the moment I decided to retire. Tulsa being a small city. I had worked with Bill at two other places and knew his shtick backwards and forwards. He's a really smart guy, brilliant even, but, he is a completely self absorbed amoral jerk whose favorite trick is, "I don't lie, I always tell the complete truth." Sounds good until you break it down to what it really means, "I say the most awful things imaginable to people under the pretext of telling the truth. I particularly love telling the truth if it will hurt someone. I like it best when I can completely wreck someone."

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at February 05, 2016 11:24 AM (kXoT0)

258 Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 05, 2016 11:23 AM (AEEhl)

At least they won't have to be in Chicago.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 05, 2016 11:24 AM (NA5LM)

259 Some more art

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Oleg-Oprisco-1.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 05, 2016 11:24 AM (nYJAj)

260 Yes. When accessing the q on my iPad while listening to online radio the whole dang thing seizes up. I lose audio then wifi connection.

Posted by: blaster at February 05, 2016 11:24 AM (2Ocf1)

261 I fix the clocks immediately after an outage.My OCD makes that unbearable.

Posted by: steevy at February 05, 2016 11:24 AM (B48dK)

262 Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 05, 2016 11:22 AM (fWAjv)

Yes; i corrected it above.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 05, 2016 11:24 AM (w4NZ8)

263 ***I know it's the truth and it feels good saying it, but that's not how to win. ***
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Hmf.

Posted by: Ghost of Ronald Reagan at February 05, 2016 11:25 AM (n22zQ)

264  All modern shows are rubbish. And I keep seeing the previews for that new show about the queer kid in the Irish Catholic family. Which will be all bashing Catholics and the Church.


The best part of streaming versus cable is that your streaming provider knows exactly what the audience is watching and wants to watch. No neilson bullshit numbers. I predict when streaming providers negotiate in the future, with actual numbers, for what they have to pay for gay (so to speak) and they know people actually don't want to watch the gay advocacy and bashing of religion, it will change the content providers point of view and they'll have to back off. Or take a major cut in pay.

Posted by: ugg boots at February 05, 2016 11:25 AM (fbovC)

265 Michael Savage apparently has a dog and likes Italian food.>>>

On his boat.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 05, 2016 11:26 AM (XtAzU)

266 Japanese volcano threadfrom another forum

http://bushcraftusa.com/forum/showthread.php/168066-Japanese-volcano-erupted-just-now

Posted by: Jean at February 05, 2016 11:26 AM (cXiMR)

267 I've never understood why Reds are so ineluctably attracted to cults of personality. From Stalin to Kim Jong Il to Castro to Obama ("the most brilliant man in the world, married to the most beautiful primate in the world") to Hillary, what is it with this?

Can't they just have a leader, accept the leader has smelly feet just like everyone else, and be done with it?



When there is no higher power than the leader of the state, no.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 11:27 AM (KUNWw)

268 Michael Savage is an animal lover.He was as angry about the lion shooting dentist as anyone on the left.My father listened to his show,which I hated.

Posted by: steevy at February 05, 2016 11:27 AM (B48dK)

269 32 minutes until Rush comes on to comment on last night's MSNBC infomercial.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at February 05, 2016 11:27 AM (U6f54)

270 *nukes UNICEF*

The Unfairy Tales. First story is about a 'Syrian child refugee'

http://www.ufunk.net/en/videos/unfairy-tales/

Will there be a story on Elian Gonzalez?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 05, 2016 11:27 AM (nYJAj)

271 262 Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 05, 2016 11:22 AM (fWAjv)

Yes; i corrected it above.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 05, 2016 11:24 AM (w4NZ

So we have to read ALL the comments now?!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 05, 2016 11:27 AM (fWAjv)

272 On his boat.
Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 05, 2016 11:26 AM (XtAzU)

Where he takes this many grams of pure vitamin C in chilled Icelandic Lava water and then does 30 minutes on his treadmill for his migraines... or something to that effect.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at February 05, 2016 11:28 AM (kXoT0)

273 Sherry McEvil: ..."Once you get Bill all fixed up on being a drunk and a complete jerk who makes people cry, then we can talk about my disability."...

Bill - same guy you talked about once before and the boss said something dismissive like, Oh, that's just Bill. (Or, but he's a guy[/]... I might be remembering my impression rather than what you said)?? Is this the same or yet another conversation with the Baws?

Good to know you're as tough live as online.

Posted by: mindful webworker - identifying as a webworker at February 05, 2016 11:28 AM (6oPFc)

274 On his boat.
Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 05, 2016 11:26 AM (XtAzU)


In San Francisco.

Did you know he lived in Fiji? He rarely mentions it.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 05, 2016 11:29 AM (NA5LM)

275 "I got up and left the room." Two minutes later, security frog-marched her out of the building, never to return. Because in the modern workplace, when you speak truth to power, you are no longer a "team player," and your career is over.

It's an enticing fantasy though.

Posted by: gp at February 05, 2016 11:29 AM (mk9aG)

276 So, if you're talking on a cell phone to do speech-to-text, how do you say you've just started your period?
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 05, 2016 10:59 AM (DuH+r)

I think the swearing and exclamation points because you left a cup out in the living indicates that without stating it specifically. Plus any husband worth his salt knows when that time is due and plans accordingly.

Posted by: WOPR at February 05, 2016 11:29 AM (LTDSy)

277

Uh-oh

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 05, 2016 11:29 AM (oxcYa)

278 Will there be a story on Elian Gonzalez?
Posted by: Anna Puma
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We are not jackbooted thugs!

Posted by: Bill Clinton, dispatching jackbooted thugs at February 05, 2016 11:29 AM (n22zQ)

279 46k raised for Derays Mayoral bid

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 05, 2016 11:30 AM (fWAjv)

280 Not sure I'm comfortable with this landscape interpretation. Not sure at all.

Posted by: Weasel at February 05, 2016 11:31 AM (6xtq3)

281 Sherry McEvil is a tattletale and a doodyhead. <hic>

Posted by: Bill at February 05, 2016 11:32 AM (22uju)

282 Those trees don't look very happy Tom.

Posted by: Zombie Bob Ross at February 05, 2016 11:33 AM (DL2i+)

283 The best part of streaming versus cable is that your streaming provider knows exactly what the audience is watching and wants to watch. No neilson bullshit numbers.



One thing that's always pissed me off? They only count shows being watched. Not dvr'ed. I may like and watch 3 shows that come on at the same time, but only one gets counted. And then two get cancelled because of low ratings, even though I watched every episode.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 11:33 AM (KUNWw)

284 #275 Nope. It did not happen. Sherry had a new Director who loved Sherry and did not care for Bill, who had moved to Chicago to advance his career. That's where the Director had his office. I knew through the grapevine that said Director was sick and damn tired of people tearing into his office screaming, "Do something about that damned, Bill, or I will."

Sherry Not Dumb.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at February 05, 2016 11:34 AM (kXoT0)

285 That was the moment I decided to retire.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at February 05, 2016 11:24 AM (kXoT0)


It sounds like you left at the height of your leverage in the company.

A better option may have been negotiating doing work as an outside contractor, instead of being an employee.

Posted by: jwest at February 05, 2016 11:34 AM (Zs4uk)

286 What TV needs is a light family comedy set in an abortion clinic. And it'd be funny because the partial birth abortion specialist would be Dr. Kidd. And the janitor's name would be Steve "Sergeant" Schultz and he'd go around saying, "I know nothing! Nothing!"

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 05, 2016 11:35 AM (Nwg0u)

287 Fail on a close-tag but was saved from it anyway.

* stands near barrel for a few minutes as a warning *

Posted by: mindful webworker - whew at February 05, 2016 11:38 AM (6oPFc)

288 >>What TV needs is a light family comedy set in an abortion clinic.

Sadly, PP has been lobbying behind the scenes to get Hollywood to include more abortion storylines, and to be sure they do so in a way that is pro-abortion. Already done in "Scandal" in December, where the main character has an abortion (without previously revealing she was pregnant) while "Silent Night" plays in the background. Wish I was making this up.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 05, 2016 11:39 AM (NOIQH)

289 One thing that's always pissed me off? They only count shows being watched. Not dvr'ed. I may like and watch 3 shows that come on at the same time, but only one gets counted. And then two get cancelled because of low ratings, even though I watched every episode.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 11:33 AM (KUNWw)

Actually they do take into account DVR'd or time shifted viewing. And they do know which DVR shows you watch later. So, it's definitely not like it used to be.

Posted by: WOPR at February 05, 2016 11:39 AM (LTDSy)

290 "I got up and left the room." Last time I spoke like that to a person higher up on the organization chart, I was escorted out of the building by a cop with his hand on his f$cking gun! Hell, I wasn't even one tenth as brusque as Sherry claims she was. "Inappropriate" was the label they used on me. Really: don't try that, worker drones. Not if you value your career.

Posted by: gp at February 05, 2016 11:40 AM (mk9aG)

291 * stands near barrel for a few minutes as a warning *
Posted by: mindful webworker
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Hope your clothes are colorfast. The last time I did that the cuffs of my trousers were bleached out. Also, small holes in the fabric that looked like acid burns.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 05, 2016 11:40 AM (n22zQ)

292 On this date in 1940, U-41 under the command of OberLeutnant Mugler attacked convoy OA-84 southwest of Ireland. Managed to sink the British steam merchant Beaverburn. On second attack, U-boat was lost after depth charge attack by the RN destroyer HMS Antelope.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 05, 2016 11:41 AM (nYJAj)

293 OMG. What's Drudge trying to do scare Us to death... Another frightening picture of Hillary!

Posted by: donna at February 05, 2016 11:42 AM (/dSsq)

294 Whoa! Daughter just texted and and said happy anniversary. Oh, yeah...!

Milady is still asleep. Glad I "remembered" before she got up.

Thirty-five years. Ready for another thirty-five.

Posted by: mindful webworker - whew! at February 05, 2016 11:42 AM (6oPFc)

295 Boobio is a smoother, younger version of Jeb. He's in favor of centralized federal government control of pretty much everything.

Other than that, he looks like a full-throated conservative.

Posted by: MTF at February 05, 2016 11:42 AM (TxJGV)

296 Actually they do take into account DVR'd or time shifted viewing. And they do know which DVR shows you watch later. So, it's definitely not like it used to be.



Well that's good to know. Thank you.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 11:42 AM (KUNWw)

297 I'm really beginning to think the media is biased, but I could be wrong.

Said by no one who really pays attention

Posted by: Arnold Schwartzenegger at February 05, 2016 11:43 AM (Tqo9Y)

298 Thirty-six years. Forgot what year this is.

Posted by: mindful webworker - duh at February 05, 2016 11:43 AM (6oPFc)

299 I grew up just down the road from "The Quiet Man" bridge.

Couldn't get out of that place fast enough.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 05, 2016 11:43 AM (bpn7O)

300 Lizzy, likely that poignant, touching situations concerning abortion will be inserted into more programming by networks. With that appealing sympathetic slant, of course. Worked for the ghey thing, becoming more evident. After all, America knows that around 25-30 % of the population is that. People are so malleable.

Posted by: kraken at February 05, 2016 11:44 AM (sdxPm)

301 294 Whoa! Daughter just texted and and said happy anniversary. Oh, yeah...!

Milady is still asleep. Glad I "remembered" before she got up.

Thirty-five years. Ready for another thirty-five.

Posted by: mindful webworker - whew! at February 05, 2016 11:42 AM (6oPFc)

You might want to rethink visiting/hiding in the barrel.

Happy Anniversary mindful!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 05, 2016 11:44 AM (fWAjv)

302 Thirty-six years. Forgot what year this is.


Got You beat.... 43 years..... Of course I was only 5 when I married...

Posted by: donna at February 05, 2016 11:44 AM (/dSsq)

303 I've never understood why Reds are so ineluctably attracted to cults of personality.

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If I had to do a little off-the-cuff and under-the-table psychiatry, I'd go with the following. Leftist philosophy has been proven time and again to not work so their only alternative to abandoning their pseudo-religion of socialism is to find and believe in a magic man. We're off to see the wizard, the wonderful wizard of Marx!

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 05, 2016 11:44 AM (Nwg0u)

304 Thirty-six years. Forgot what year this is.



Did you count leap years?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 11:44 AM (KUNWw)

305 "I got up and left the room." Last time I spoke
like that to a person higher up on the organization chart, I was
escorted out of the building by a cop with his hand on his f$cking gun!
Hell, I wasn't even one tenth as brusque as Sherry claims she was.
"Inappropriate" was the label they used on me. Really: don't try that,
worker drones. Not if you value your career.

Posted by: gp at February 05, 2016 11:40 AM (mk9aG)


Oh, I'm going to assume if you were escorted out, your recollection of what you said is not quite as accurate as you believe.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 05, 2016 11:44 AM (TOk1P)

306 Some men just want to watch the Beaverburn.

Posted by: OberLeutnant Mugler at February 05, 2016 11:45 AM (FkBIv)

307 Really: don't try that, worker drones. Not if you value your career.
Posted by: gp at February 05, 2016 11:40 AM (mk9aG)


Or, alternately, know your audience. Works for some, not for others.

Posted by: Lea at February 05, 2016 11:45 AM (lIU4e)

308 I wonder if that artist grew up with everyone calling him tommy?

Posted by: Diogenes at February 05, 2016 11:46 AM (r65B3)

309 Disappointed in Adam Carolla for missing a huge fact on a point he was trying to make in one of his rants. He was complaining that he was tired of people blaming the decline of youth on everything except the acceptance of single parenthood. He went on to say that politicians never bring that up because they're scared and the meme is single parents are brave , etc, etc.

I was thinking to myself , come on Adam, Dan Quayle.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 05, 2016 11:46 AM (AEEhl)

310 Media Checklist for any show:
- Homosexual character
- Interracial romance - usually white girl/black guy
- Evil character is a white guy
- Religious people shown as being nuts

Posted by: WOPR at February 05, 2016 11:46 AM (LTDSy)

311 Mike Hammer: Hope your clothes are colorfast. The last time I did that the cuffs of my trousers were bleached out. Also, small holes in the fabric that looked like acid burns.

On the plus side, there are no Zika mosquitoes in the barrel. Residue in there beats DDT.

Posted by: mindful webworker - ick at February 05, 2016 11:46 AM (6oPFc)

312 What TV needs is a light family comedy set in an
abortion clinic. And it'd be funny because the partial birth abortion
specialist would be Dr. Kidd. And the janitor's name would be Steve
"Sergeant" Schultz and he'd go around saying, "I know nothing! Nothing!"

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 05, 2016 11:35 AM (Nwg0u)


Oh yeah! And a cute, spunky 20 something year old receptionist with two adorable kids, who outsmarts the protesters outside with her own Bible quotes.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 05, 2016 11:46 AM (TOk1P)

313 311 Mike Hammer: Hope your clothes are colorfast. The last time I did that the cuffs of my trousers were bleached out. Also, small holes in the fabric that looked like acid burns.

On the plus side, there are no Zika mosquitoes in the barrel. Residue in there beats DDT.
Posted by: mindful webworker - ick at February 05, 2016 11:46 AM (6oPFc)

Even mosquitoes have standards.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 05, 2016 11:47 AM (kpqmD)

314 OMG. What's Drudge trying to do scare Us to death... Another frightening picture of Hillary!

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"I'll get you, my pretty. And your little dog, too!"

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 05, 2016 11:47 AM (Nwg0u)

315 Not a smart plan by the Donald. Went back to NYC last night instead of staying in NH and is now snowed in NYC.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 05, 2016 11:48 AM (/tuJf)

316 WOPR. Oh yeah, and the effect of all this is 52%.

Posted by: kraken at February 05, 2016 11:48 AM (sdxPm)

317 I was thinking to myself , come on Adam, Dan Quayle.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 05, 2016 11:46 AM (AEEhl)


I'm betting 90% of his audience never heard of Dan Quayle. Or Candace Bergen, for that matter.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 05, 2016 11:49 AM (TOk1P)

318 donna: Of course I was only 5 when I married...

Either you're "protecting" your true age... or you married a Muslim.

Posted by: mindful webworker - presume protecting at February 05, 2016 11:50 AM (6oPFc)

319 310 There is a new show "Teachers" I see the ads for.One of the teachers was already shown to be a sexually repressed bible thumper.Newest ad shows her questioning a science teacher "If people evolved from monkeys why are there still monkeys!?"Hilarious isn't it?

Posted by: steevy at February 05, 2016 11:50 AM (B48dK)

320 255 It sucks that Zika has hit Brazil just before the Olympics. And for the athletes it sucks the most for the golf. They are going to be exposed to mosquitos more than anyone. They probably will be poisoned first though before they get Zika with all of the insecticide I anticipate they will spray the course with.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 05, 2016 11:23 AM (AEEhl)


Yeah.... damn shame there is not a way to get rid of the mosquitoes....

Posted by: DDT at February 05, 2016 11:50 AM (f7rv6)

321 Drudge: Shitcago Stock Exchange being sold to the Chinese.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 11:51 AM (KUNWw)

322 *rummages on blog*

A political cartoon from the past
http://preview.tinyurl.com/8o7spds

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 05, 2016 11:51 AM (nYJAj)

323 Yeah.... damn shame there is not a way to get rid of the mosquitoes....

Posted by: DDT at February 05, 2016 11:50 AM (f7rv6)


There's a skeeter on me! Knock it off!!

Posted by: Peter at February 05, 2016 11:52 AM (TOk1P)

324 Although The Big Bang Theory actually gives Sheldon's evangelical mother a fair portrayal. When she went up against Leonard's atheist/psychiatrist mother, I thought she came off better. It was rather surprising.

Also, only minorities have quaint, acceptable religious beliefs.

Posted by: WOPR at February 05, 2016 11:52 AM (LTDSy)

325 Posted by: BurtTC at February 05, 2016 11:49 AM (TOk1P)

That doesn't matter to him. In fact that's a running joke. He always references things from the past. But you're right, a large percentage of his audience might not recall that point in time but that's part of what makes Carolla good. He educates those people on the past.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 05, 2016 11:52 AM (AEEhl)

326 Newest ad shows her questioning a science teacher "If people evolved from monkeys why are there still monkeys!?"Hilarious isn't it?
Posted by: steevy at February 05, 2016 11:50 AM (B48dK)


My bio teacher in high school skipped the entire chapter on evolution.

Posted by: Lea at February 05, 2016 11:53 AM (lIU4e)

327 Look gp, everyone's mileage may vary in these situations. I am sorry that it did not work out for you.

I am not advocating that anyone, anywhere, anytime, do what I did. My boss had also worked with Bill one other place and was not enjoying the experience of being his supervisor. I have a horrible temper and I hardly ever let it out to play because I know the damage it can do. But, on that day, at that time, I had had it up to there with being told my migraines were a problem despite me making every effort to see that my projects never suffered. Migraines are a covered ADA disability and I was compliant on everything to do with that. I lasted another 18-20 months after that, but, I was busy lining up my ducks to retire on my terms.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at February 05, 2016 11:53 AM (kXoT0)

328 "Oh, I'm going to assume if you were escorted out, " Well, you'd be assuming wrong then. Jeez, where is this magic fairyland where all you guys work? The one where you can dress down your bosses, and then go on with your jobs like nothing happened? I want to apply for a job there. Forty-three years in the workforce, I never saw a place like that!

Posted by: gp at February 05, 2016 11:54 AM (mk9aG)

329 Newest ad shows her questioning a science teacher "If people evolved from monkeys why are there still monkeys!?"Hilarious isn't it?

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I'm a moderate on evolution. I believe Democrats evolved from monkeys.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 05, 2016 11:54 AM (Nwg0u)

330

I really enjoy The Big Bang Theory.

Posted by: Kudzu King at February 05, 2016 11:54 AM (HSmrB)

331 319 310 There is a new show "Teachers"

Posted by: steevy at February 05, 2016 11:50 AM (B48dK)


The only conservative sitcom I've ever seen is "Last Man Standing" with Tim Allen.

Posted by: jwest at February 05, 2016 11:54 AM (Zs4uk)

332 or you married a Muslim.
Posted by: mindful webworker
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Ooo. Now there's a title for a TV sitcom. "I married a Muslim". One can imagine the uproarious high jinks.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 05, 2016 11:54 AM (n22zQ)

333 "HMS Antelope" is also the name of the frigate sunk during the Falklands War.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 05, 2016 11:55 AM (bpn7O)

334 There's a skeeter on me! Knock it off!!


♪ There's a skeeter on my peter, knock it off!
There's a skeeter on my peter, knock it off!
There's a skeeter on my peter,
There's a skeeter on my peter,
There's a skeeter on my peter, knock it off! ♪

Classic Boy Scout tune.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 11:55 AM (KUNWw)

335 318 donna: Of course I was only 5 when I married...

Either you're "protecting" your true age... or you married a Muslim


One of those is true....

Posted by: donna at February 05, 2016 11:55 AM (/dSsq)

336 Older shows didn't beat you over the head with politics.Unless it was a Norman Lear show.Seinfeld never took gratuitous shots at the right.

Posted by: steevy at February 05, 2016 11:55 AM (B48dK)

337 Drudge: Shitcago Stock Exchange being sold to the Chinese.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 11:51 AM (KUNWw)
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When they got rid of open outcry trading the writing was on the wall. A lot of hyperactive ADD tall people out of jobs.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 05, 2016 11:56 AM (MIKMs)

338 329 Newest ad shows her questioning a science teacher "If people evolved from monkeys why are there still monkeys!?"Hilarious isn't it?

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I'm a moderate on evolution. I believe Democrats evolved from monkeys.
Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 05, 2016 11:54 AM (Nwg0u)

They ARE the monkeys.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 05, 2016 11:56 AM (kpqmD)

339
The only conservative sitcom I've ever seen is "Last Man Standing" with Tim Allen.


We love that show.... I highly recommend it....

Posted by: donna at February 05, 2016 11:56 AM (/dSsq)

340 Don't forget the cute, spunky 20-something receptionist's sassy black friend whose go-to phrase in every episode is "Girlfriend, I'm not askin' you, I'm tellin you." [Cue canned laughter]

Posted by: Furious George at February 05, 2016 11:56 AM (3GAnN)

341 Hoooorde!

Bets on how long till our next Open Thread?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 05, 2016 11:57 AM (gW5Vg)

342 I'm a moderate on evolution. I believe Democrats evolved from monkeys.
Posted by: The Great White Snark


Monkeys devolved from Democrats.

Posted by: DEVO at February 05, 2016 11:57 AM (FkBIv)

343 I'm a moderate on evolution. I believe Democrats evolved from monkeys.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 05, 2016 11:54 AM (Nwg0u)


They ARE the monkeys.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death>>>

The not so missing Dinks.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 05, 2016 11:57 AM (XtAzU)

344 >>>"I'll get you, my pretty. And your little dog, too!"

I pictured her sharting flying monkeys.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 05, 2016 11:57 AM (bpn7O)

345 Later, folks, got things to do before the weekend.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at February 05, 2016 11:57 AM (kXoT0)

346 341 Sooner or later they are all open threads anyway.

Posted by: steevy at February 05, 2016 11:57 AM (B48dK)

347 "everyone's mileage may vary in these situations." I really liked the part where you emphasized how indispensable you were to the company. Yup, bosses LOVE it when you do that! And how everybody wanted you on their teams, despite your "horrible temper" and spotty attendance.

I'm calling shenanigans on your whole story.

Posted by: gp at February 05, 2016 11:58 AM (mk9aG)

348 Planet of the Apes is all about how Socialist want to run the world.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 05, 2016 11:58 AM (nYJAj)

349 341 Sooner or later they are all open threads anyway.

Did this one have a theme....?

Posted by: donna at February 05, 2016 11:58 AM (/dSsq)

350 346 341 Sooner or later they are all open threads anyway.

Posted by: steevy at February 05, 2016 11:57 AM (B48dK)



Truth.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 05, 2016 11:58 AM (gW5Vg)

351 Any funny Florida stories BCochran?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 05, 2016 11:59 AM (nYJAj)

352 Yes thanks so much says the Canadian. I noticeyou use a lot of early 20th Century Russian Impressionists. They influenced the Canadian Group a lot - similar elements - sun sparkling on snow etc. Thanks again!

Posted by: Lurker Primus at February 05, 2016 11:59 AM (tHP3B)

353 I was watching Aeon Flux cartoons last night. Those are seriously, seriously weird. And very twisted.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 05, 2016 11:59 AM (DuH+r)

354 348 Planet of the Apes is all about how Socialist want to run the world.
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 05, 2016 11:58 AM (nYJAj)

Everybody wants to rule the world.

Posted by: Roland Orzabal at February 05, 2016 11:59 AM (kpqmD)

355 332 or you married a Muslim.
Posted by: mindful webworker
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Ooo. Now there's a title for a TV sitcom. "I married a Muslim". One can imagine the uproarious high jinks.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 05, 2016 11:54 AM (n22zQ)


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Fatiiiiiima! You got some 'splainin' to do!

Posted by: Soona at February 05, 2016 12:00 PM (Fmupd)

356 Latest Quinniac Poll: Nationally Sanders tied with Hillary. Now you know why lately she has the crazy eyes.

Posted by: Semi-engaged scroller at February 05, 2016 12:00 PM (LQLeS)

357 Group of Seven FTW!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 05, 2016 12:00 PM (Z8fuk)

358 TV has an agenda. The national substance should be designated putty. Men are so easily deceived. ( Okay, I stole that from Tolkien).

Posted by: kraken at February 05, 2016 12:00 PM (sdxPm)

359
The best part of streaming versus cable is that your streaming provider knows exactly what the audience is watching and wants to watch. No neilson bullshit numbers. I predict when streaming providers negotiate in the future, with actual numbers, for what they have to pay for gay (so to speak) and they know people actually don't want to watch the gay advocacy and bashing of religion, it will change the content providers point of view and they'll have to back off. Or take a major cut in pay.
Posted by: ugg boots at February 05, 2016 11:25 AM (fbovC)

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I wish, it seems that as information gathering has gotten better, they go more extreme.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 05, 2016 12:00 PM (LXJ1e)

360 For those who follow Virginia politics, Ken Cuccinelli just endorsed Cruz: http://thebullelephant.com/ken-cuccinellis-open-letter-to-rand-paul-supporters/

Posted by: redbanzai at February 05, 2016 12:00 PM (OrI3J)

361 I thought Hillary! had Betty Davis eyes...

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 05, 2016 12:00 PM (nYJAj)

362 Any funny Florida stories BCochran?



Last thread, or earlier this thread, a Floriduh woman was claiming her goats were being raped.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 12:01 PM (KUNWw)

363
I'll vote for Rubio only if he gets an ear reduction. And a cooler toupee.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 05, 2016 10:17 AM (UnJ7w)

And a hankering to defend American sovereignty.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 05, 2016 12:02 PM (OrI3J)

364 Any funny Florida stories BCochran?



Last thread, or earlier this thread, a Floriduh woman was claiming her goats were being raped.
Posted by: rickb223

You're kidding...Or someone else was.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 05, 2016 12:02 PM (326rv)

365 I'm not one to burn bridges, and I had my ducks lined up when I quit my last job. I was only waiting for the right moment.

It presented itself when the manager of my division expressed unhappiness with the way that I was handling a project. I agreed with him that my approach might not be ideal, and the best thing for all concerned would be for me to leave the company.

The poor asshole was speechless. "But, but... I didn't mean that you should leave ."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 05, 2016 12:02 PM (n22zQ)

366 Last thread, or earlier this thread, a Floriduh woman was claiming her goats were being raped.
Posted by: rickb223

--------------------------------
Reported in Rolling Stone?

Posted by: Semi-engaged scroller at February 05, 2016 12:03 PM (LQLeS)

367 336 Older shows didn't beat you over the head with politics.Unless it was a Norman Lear show.Seinfeld never took gratuitous shots at the right.
Posted by: steevy at February 05, 2016 11:55 AM (B48dK)

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Making fun of New Yorkers, the entire time. Also poking fun at liberal causes.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 05, 2016 12:03 PM (LXJ1e)

368 351 Any funny Florida stories BCochran?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 05, 2016 11:59 AM (nYJAj)



Hmmmm.....

9ft anaconda chilling in somebody's side yard down in Brevard County

http://tinyurl.com/hvnssyl

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 05, 2016 12:03 PM (gW5Vg)

369 RollingStone: A Rape on Tampas.

Posted by: Semi-engaged scroller at February 05, 2016 12:04 PM (LQLeS)

370 They sure know how to pick locations for their nuke plants.

Posted by: ugg boots at February 05, 2016 10:25 AM (fbovC)


Probably no place in Japan more than 50 miles from a volcano. It's that whole Pacific Ring of Fire thing.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 05, 2016 12:04 PM (Z8fuk)

371 353 I was watching Aeon Flux cartoons last night. Those are seriously, seriously weird. And very twisted.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 05, 2016 11:59 AM (DuH+r)


Oh man, used to watch that all the time. Where were you watching?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 05, 2016 12:04 PM (gW5Vg)

372 >>>I really enjoy The Big Bang Theory.

Me too!

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 05, 2016 12:04 PM (bpn7O)

373 Ooo. Now there's a title for a TV sitcom. "I married a Muslim". One can imagine the uproarious high jinks.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 05, 2016 11:54 AM (n22zQ)


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Fatiiiiiima! You got some 'splainin' to do!

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One of these days, Fatima, pow! Right to the moon!

- Ralph al-Kramden

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 05, 2016 12:04 PM (Nwg0u)

374 315 Not a smart plan by the Donald. Went back to NYC last night instead of staying in NH and is now snowed in NYC.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 05, 2016 11:48 AM (/tuJf)

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Trump's got an helicopter, he needs to use it.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 05, 2016 12:04 PM (LXJ1e)

375 9ft? piffle. Only a menace to Granny Hillary's Chihuahua.

Talk about 20ft+ and Bill getting schlonged by it, now that would be funneh.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 05, 2016 12:04 PM (nYJAj)

376
Barry is going to give a presser about the economy. I'm sure he'll tell us that the 5 year plan is working perfectly. And the occasional headwinds can be blamed on counter-revolutionaries.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 05, 2016 12:05 PM (493sH)

377 I was watching Aeon Flux cartoons last night.

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Aeon Flux was the worst damn movie I have ever seen. WTH was Ms Theron thinking??

Posted by: fixerupper at February 05, 2016 12:05 PM (8XRCm)

378 Of course, explaining the physics jokes to my wife sort of kills it.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 05, 2016 12:05 PM (bpn7O)

379 They made an AonFlux live action movie.Probably sucked.

Posted by: steevy at February 05, 2016 12:05 PM (B48dK)

380 Of course, explaining the physics jokes to my wife sort of kills it.
Posted by: An Poc ar Buile

"Imagine a warm Spring night in Greece"......

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 05, 2016 12:06 PM (326rv)

381 Aeon Flux is an interesting premise for a cartoon. Writers and artists figured by simply being weird it would attract a following. Apparently they were right. But I was already heavily into Japanese anime and well Aeon Flux left me unimpressed.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 05, 2016 12:08 PM (nYJAj)

382 I Married a Muslim:


Princess; "But daddy, I don't want a clitorectomy!"

Huma: "Hush, child, your father knows best."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 05, 2016 12:08 PM (n22zQ)

383 "I Married a Muslim"--"Luuuccccy! You be headin' for a beheadin'."
"But Ricky, I thought those were lamb chops, not pork chops. Waaaaaaa!"

etc....

Posted by: Semi-engaged scroller at February 05, 2016 12:08 PM (LQLeS)

384 >>The poor asshole was speechless. "But, but... I didn't mean that you should leave ."

I've been wrestling with this dilemma myself. On my 4th CEO in 7 years and this one is a beauty. As in clueless.

7 months and I've about had my fill of his attitude. I haven't completely made the mental break yet because aside from him I like most of the job and we've got it rolling now and I'd hate to let him take all the credit but I am soooo tempted.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 05, 2016 12:08 PM (/tuJf)

385 Sixty percent of the Republican vote in Iowa last night went for two Hispanics and an African-American, and 100% of the Democrat vote went for a couple of tired, old, decrepit white people.

-- Rush Limbaugh

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From the thread below.

I made this very point a couple of days ago. More proof Rush reads the contents.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 05, 2016 12:09 PM (8XRCm)

386 One of these days, Fatima, pow! Right to the moon!



- Ralph al-Kramden>>>

Sending your wife to the moon god is strictly prohibited in the koran

Posted by: Fatwa Police at February 05, 2016 12:09 PM (XtAzU)

387 379 They made an AonFlux live action movie.Probably sucked.
Posted by: steevy at February 05, 2016 12:05 PM (B48dK)

It was visually interesting and the portrayal of certain forms of technology were imaginative, but the plot was a disjointed mess.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 05, 2016 12:09 PM (kpqmD)

388 Instead of The Wire, The Fatwa Police.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 05, 2016 12:10 PM (nYJAj)

389 #376 And from the Ministry of Truth, the chocolate ration has been raised. Let's toast the news with Victory Gin.

Posted by: Semi-engaged scroller at February 05, 2016 12:10 PM (LQLeS)

390 387 To be fair,I had no idea what was going on in the animated version.

Posted by: steevy at February 05, 2016 12:10 PM (B48dK)

391 >>>And the occasional headwinds can be blamed on counter-revolutionaries.

Wreckers. Capitalist-roaders.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 05, 2016 12:11 PM (bpn7O)

392 389 #376 And from the Ministry of Truth, the chocolate ration has been raised. Let's toast the news with Victory Gin.

Posted by: Semi-engaged scroller at February 05, 2016 12:10 PM (LQLeS)


That's a lie!!! And this gin tastes lik....*drops dead*

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 05, 2016 12:11 PM (gW5Vg)

393 BCochran - I have the box set, but I digitized them to my hard drive anyway.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 05, 2016 12:11 PM (DuH+r)

394 376
Barry is going to give a presser about the economy. I'm sure he'll tell us that the 5 year plan is working perfectly. And the occasional headwinds can be blamed on counter-revolutionaries.


Good luck with that. The numbers today were putrid....

Posted by: donna at February 05, 2016 12:11 PM (/dSsq)

395 Probably can watch it free on Youtube anyway.

Posted by: steevy at February 05, 2016 12:12 PM (B48dK)

396 Instead of The Wire, The Fatwa Police.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 05, 2016 12:10 PM (nYJAj)

Jamal would have fewer issues than Jimmy.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 05, 2016 12:12 PM (oxcYa)

397 >>>"Imagine a warm Spring night in Greece"......

LOL.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 05, 2016 12:12 PM (bpn7O)

398 Rubio's ears look big because of his stubby little legs. That boy needs to get bigger lifts for his shoes.

Posted by: Fritz at February 05, 2016 12:12 PM (UzPAd)

399 "Nobody expects the Fatwa Police! Our chief weapon is surprise and beheadings!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 05, 2016 12:12 PM (nYJAj)

400 393 BCochran - I have the box set, but I digitized them to my hard drive anyway.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 05, 2016 12:11 PM (DuH+r)



Oh nice.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 05, 2016 12:12 PM (gW5Vg)

401 I just received an email from Marco Rubio (Voices for Liberty) with the subject "Out of the Race"!!! I'm not going to read the email because I know it will shatter my delusion. I'm just going to pretend it's true

Posted by: db at February 05, 2016 12:14 PM (/1Al9)

402 Aeon Flux is an interesting premise for a cartoon. Writers and artists figured by simply being weird it would attract a following. Apparently they were right. But I was already heavily into Japanese anime and well Aeon Flux left me unimpressed.
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 05, 2016 12:08 PM (nYJAj)



Anyone remember MTV's other 'cool' cartoons like The Maxx or The Head? That shit was pretty damn good as I recall, but it's been over 15 years since I've seen an episode so maybe not as good as I remember them.

Posted by: mugiwara at February 05, 2016 12:14 PM (D5hxK)

403 Seinfeld never took gratuitous shots at the right.
Posted by: steevy at February 05, 2016 11:55 AM (B48dK)

The main characters themselves were so dysfunctional that portraying others as dysfunctional wasn't a problem.

Posted by: WOPR at February 05, 2016 12:14 PM (LTDSy)

404 402 Forgot all about The Head and than saw it on Amazon.

Posted by: steevy at February 05, 2016 12:15 PM (B48dK)

405
Fatiiiiiima! You got some 'splainin' 'splodin' to do!


Fixed.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 05, 2016 12:15 PM (X6fMO)

406 >>>And the occasional headwinds can be blamed on counter-revolutionaries.

Wreckers. Capitalist-roaders.

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It's the kulaks. Again.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 05, 2016 12:16 PM (Nwg0u)

407 Barry's proposal to add a$10 per barrel of oil tax is going over well with voters. Has anyone in the MSM bothered to ask Hillary or Bernie what they think of the idea?

Posted by: mrp at February 05, 2016 12:16 PM (JBggj)

408 BCochran, can you please provide a link to the latest podcast you did with Alex? I was planning on listening to it this weekend while I clean the house. Thanks!

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 05, 2016 12:16 PM (u0lmX)

409 >>The only conservative sitcom I've ever seen is "Last Man Standing" with Tim Allen.

Always thought it was funny that in both the Tina Fey and Amy Poehler sitcoms that the voice of reason, the mentor to whom both feminist comedians went to for advice/get them out of a problem their Lefty view got them into was the conservative. Alec Baldwin as Jack Donoughey was hilarious, and more often than not, right.

Kinda like Lefty sci-fi writers who unintentionally end up showing how evil Leftism is, and how it is inferior conservatism/libertarianism in their fantasy world, yet cling to their Lefty views in real life (see: Joss Whedon).

Posted by: Lizzy at February 05, 2016 12:17 PM (NOIQH)

410 "Barry is going to give a presser about the economy. I'm sure he'll tell
us that the 5 year plan is working perfectly. And the occasional
headwinds can be blamed on counter-revolutionaries."

Listen, man, I have my denunciatory list of hoarders and kulaks _ready to roll_. I was up half the night working on it.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 05, 2016 12:17 PM (noWW6)

411 408 BCochran, can you please provide a link to the latest podcast you did with Alex? I was planning on listening to it this weekend while I clean the house. Thanks!

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 05, 2016 12:16 PM (u0lmX)


Link to site in my nic. Thanks!

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 05, 2016 12:17 PM (gW5Vg)

412 Don't forget the cute, spunky 20-something receptionist's sassy black friend whose go-to phrase in every episode is "Girlfriend, I'm not askin' you, I'm tellin you." [Cue canned laughter]
Posted by: Furious George at February 05, 2016 11:56 AM (3GAnN)

Was it just me, or did Fin from the latest Star Wars movie flip into the wise-cracking black guy from time to time? And, I have to disagree with AtC from the podcast. The new movie has SJW written all over it. Abrams and some head honcho at Disney kept talking about how they were going to have a diverse cast.

Posted by: WOPR at February 05, 2016 12:18 PM (LTDSy)

413 Do what I do: us a desktop computer with a big-ass keyboard. I'm too old for that smart-phone sh*t.
......
no shit.. while I do read AoS on my phone when sitting in the doctor's waiting room or something, I cannot fathom how anyone can use a phone as their main device and/or for actually typing comments!
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 05, 2016 10:29 AM (so+oy)

Typing on a phone can be a bit slow....

Posted by: tbodie at February 05, 2016 12:18 PM (pLZFu)

414 >>>On my 4th CEO in 7 years and this one is a beauty.

I recently spent a year as a manager. 13 onshore, 40+ offshore resources.

Recently quit. Went back to being a developer. Happy as a clam.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 05, 2016 12:18 PM (bpn7O)

415 >>Instead of The Wire, The Fatwa Police.


Instead of Big Love, uh...Big Brood?
I dunno, always thought that show was about mainstreaming polygamy.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 05, 2016 12:19 PM (NOIQH)

416 412 JJ has endorsed Hillary.He looks just like pajama boy.

Posted by: steevy at February 05, 2016 12:20 PM (B48dK)

417 I'll just talk into my phone to comment.

Posted by: Golfman at February 05, 2016 12:20 PM (oxcYa)

418 So, on the economy: is Barky going to "pivot to" it again? And declare it to be his "top priority"? I love it when he does those two. They're evergreen classics.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 05, 2016 12:21 PM (noWW6)

419 407 Barry's proposal to add a$10 per barrel of oil tax is going over well with voters. Has anyone in the MSM bothered to ask Hillary or Bernie what they think of the idea?
Posted by: mrp
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Wait until they find out his plan is for the windfall tax revenue is to be spent by the DNC to help elect more Democrats.

Posted by: Roy at February 05, 2016 12:21 PM (VndSC)

420 Sitting here waiting for Ace ain't gettin' the chores done. Later, gators.

Posted by: Soona at February 05, 2016 12:24 PM (Fmupd)

421 Anyone else ever see "Little Mosque on the Prairie"? Canadian sitcom about a small-town mosque with a new, hip, liberal imam. Ha-has included the old hard-core guy on the no-fly list. Sincere eps included young girl debating wearing the head scarf. Nice romantic thread with the young imam. Watched the entire first season, changes in the 2nd left us cold.

Total fantasy propaganda, really. If only most mosques were really like that, it would be a religion of peace.

Posted by: mindful webworker - dhimmi much? at February 05, 2016 12:24 PM (6oPFc)

422 >>Barry's proposal to add a$10 per barrel of oil tax is going over well with voters. Has anyone in the MSM bothered to ask Hillary or Bernie what they think of the idea?

I wish some of the Republican candidates would talk about it. It clearly demonstrates what is wrong with "green energy". The math does not work.

If you need to constantly take money from successful enterprises to fund boondoggles like green energy which have never proven to be sustainable in a broad way anywhere in the world without subsidies then they aren't real solutions.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 05, 2016 12:25 PM (/tuJf)

423 Wait until they find out his plan is for the windfall tax revenue is to be spent by the DNC to help elect more Democrats.


...who'll then impose more taxes that wind up electing more Dims, repeat until you get basically what we have today: an economy barely dragging the bottom.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 05, 2016 12:25 PM (LUgeY)

424 EMT thread #560: Goat rapist on prowl in Florida

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 12:26 PM (KUNWw)

425 421 Barky said in his mosque speech the other day that there needs to be more muslim characters on tv who aren't terrorists.I expect the slavish leftwing to comply.

Posted by: steevy at February 05, 2016 12:26 PM (B48dK)

426 I'm up in arms and beside myself over all this blather about those emails that were retroactively classified by a vast right-wing conspiracy to make Hillary look bad. Sheesh, people, give her a break. She didn't send those things and it won't be her fault when foreign assets are killed and the nation's security is compromised. So back off.

Posted by: Hank at February 05, 2016 12:27 PM (eb3ZQ)

427 Mark Steyn weighs in on the Cruz Iowa kerfuffle.

Not happy about it.

Posted by: MTF at February 05, 2016 12:28 PM (TxJGV)

428 "I grew up just down the road from "The Quiet Man" bridge. Couldn't get out of that place fast enough."

Don't say that, An Poc. I am visiting that part of Ireland for the first time this spring. Maybe "A nice place to visit but I wouldn't want to live there?"

Posted by: Brunnhilde at February 05, 2016 12:28 PM (aW5/6)

429
Barky said in his mosque speech the other day that there needs to be more muslim characters on tv who aren't terrorists.I expect the slavish leftwing to comply.


TFP mispronounced "propaganda."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 05, 2016 12:28 PM (LUgeY)

430 If you need to constantly take money from successful enterprises to fund boondoggles like green energy which have never proven to be sustainable in a broad way anywhere in the world without subsidies then they aren't real solutions.

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This is why we needed to stop Ted Cruz. We failed.

Posted by: Iowa at February 05, 2016 12:29 PM (gmeXX)

431 @420 you misspelled sleeping it off.

Posted by: blaster at February 05, 2016 12:30 PM (2Ocf1)

432 @412

Just you.

I thought Finn was great and hilarious and I never thought of him as the token "black guy."

And, of the three young main leads...one is Latino, one is black, and one is female....what more diversity were you expecting?

Posted by: TickledPink at February 05, 2016 12:31 PM (F5hTl)

433 Barry's proposal to add a$10 per barrel of oil tax is going over well with voters.

One of this blog's commenters was advocating just such a tax the other day.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 05, 2016 12:31 PM (FkBIv)

434 427 Mark Steyn weighs in on the Cruz Iowa kerfuffle.

Not happy about it.

Posted by: MTF at February 05, 2016 12:28 PM (TxJGV)


In for Rush today?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 05, 2016 12:31 PM (fWAjv)

435 Barky said in his mosque speech the other day that there needs to be more muslim characters on tv who aren't terrorists.I expect the slavish leftwing to comply.
Posted by: steevy at February 05, 2016 12:26 PM (B48dK)

Just further proof he lives in choom land. You always know a show is going to have a Muslim who looks to be the guilty one but it will turn out to be some white guy.

Posted by: WOPR at February 05, 2016 12:31 PM (LTDSy)

436
Il Douche is speaking on the economy. Of course the commie twat has a chart of the phony unemployment number next to him.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 05, 2016 12:31 PM (493sH)

437 Mark Steyn weighs in on the Cruz Iowa kerfuffle.

Not happy about it.

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What is he not happy about?

Posted by: Iowa at February 05, 2016 12:32 PM (gmeXX)

438 sock off

Posted by: SH at February 05, 2016 12:32 PM (gmeXX)

439 One of this blog's commenters was advocating just such a tax the other day.
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No sh*t?

Posted by: mrp at February 05, 2016 12:33 PM (JBggj)

440
Prezzy Choom is bragging about the phony unemployment number. US economy is the strongest in the world. When everyone else is headed down the drain and we're quickly circling the bowl = WINNING!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 05, 2016 12:34 PM (493sH)

441 See, if I were a GOP candidate, I would advocate for lowering the gas tax on the premise that the gas tax is now about 1/3 of the price you pay (estimating).

Posted by: SH at February 05, 2016 12:35 PM (gmeXX)

442 Listening to Barry talk about economics is a painful exercise.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 05, 2016 12:35 PM (/tuJf)

443 Matt Yglesias on twitter ironically praising Nazi Germany.

Posted by: The GOPe at February 05, 2016 12:35 PM (KUaJL)

444 As we speak, NBC is working on a show that paints all muzzies in a good light. In the sad event it doesn't attract viewers and they need to end the series, they have the main good muzzie character don a suicide vest and blow up the bad muzzie that's wearing a suicide vest and planning to blow up a Catholic school.

Posted by: Hank at February 05, 2016 12:36 PM (eb3ZQ)

445 >>>I am visiting that part of Ireland for the first time this spring.

Well, things have gotten better since the Irish figured out how to plunder German taxpayers.

If you're going to be there, don't miss pubs like "The Quays" in Galway.

Around Oughterard, catch Aughnanure Castle, The Hill of Doon, Maam Cross (check out the statue opposite "Peacocks").

I could go on, but I won't. All kinds of great places to visit.

I grew up there when it was a third-world country on the edge of Europe. So, point taken.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 05, 2016 12:36 PM (bpn7O)

446
Budget will double clean energy work over next 10 years. Solyndra agrees.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 05, 2016 12:36 PM (493sH)

447 off sock

Posted by: joe at February 05, 2016 12:37 PM (KUaJL)

448 Barry's proposal to add a$10 per barrel of oil tax is going over well with voters.

One of this blog's commenters was advocating just such a tax the other day.


Moo Moo, jwest, or chemjeff?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 12:37 PM (KUNWw)

449 They sure do find a lot of dud WWII bombs in London and surrounds. I suspect that was due to the Kraut use of slave labor to make munitions. Quality control was not a priority with the slaves I suppose.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 05, 2016 12:38 PM (xWW96)

450 443 Matt Yglesias on twitter ironically praising Nazi Germany.

Posted by: The GOPe at February 05, 2016 12:35 PM (KUaJL)



I saw someone say he was doing that. Why? What's the point?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 05, 2016 12:38 PM (gW5Vg)

451 Mark Steyn weighs in on the Cruz Iowa kerfuffle.

Not happy about it.

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What is he not happy about?

-
He draws a moral equivalency argument regarding vote fraud between Cruz and Hillizard.

http://tinyurl.com/z6t9sqy

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 05, 2016 12:38 PM (Nwg0u)

452 "I grew up just down the road from "The Quiet Man" bridge. Couldn't get out of that place fast enough."

Nothing positive in the movie other than the local women are pretty and like a big bed. Who wants to live where all the men want to do is fight?

Posted by: scorecard at February 05, 2016 12:39 PM (rnH8X)

453 >>Barky said in his mosque speech the other day that there needs to be more muslim characters on tv who aren't terrorists.


Well, I'd like to see more --- no, any --- positive depictions of Christians on tv. Maybe Muslims should follow advice gin to Christian: you want change, you go into the industry and write your own show, make your own movies.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 05, 2016 12:39 PM (NOIQH)

454
Barry - We should be proud of the progress we've made.

Yup, the lowest participation rate in decades, shitty job growth and a GDP with barely a pulse.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 05, 2016 12:40 PM (493sH)

455 "Il Douche"

Posted by: Irony at February 05, 2016 12:40 PM (BHaRb)

456 "Il Douche"

Posted by: Irony at February 05, 2016 12:40 PM (BHaRb)

457 453 >>Barky said in his mosque speech the other day that there needs to be more muslim characters on tv who aren't terrorists.


Well, I'd like to see more --- no, any --- positive depictions of Christians on tv. Maybe Muslims should follow advice gin to Christian: you want change, you go into the industry and write your own show, make your own movies.


Posted by: Lizzy at February 05, 2016 12:39 PM (NOIQH)



Last positive depiction of a Christian I've seen was the priest in Daredevil

Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2016 12:40 PM (zt+N6)

458 C'mon Ace had a shower yesterday. We want content!

Posted by: Global Warming made Hillary cheat at February 05, 2016 12:40 PM (VRc/p)

459 454
Barry - We should be proud of the progress we've made.

Yup, the lowest participation rate in decades, shitty job growth and a GDP with barely a pulse.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 05, 2016 12:40 PM (493sH)

We've always been at war with Eastasia, etc.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 05, 2016 12:41 PM (kpqmD)

460
Barry - We've got more work to do.

Please don't. Hit the golf courses instead

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 05, 2016 12:41 PM (493sH)

461 ... I am so stealing that.

Posted by: Irony at February 05, 2016 12:41 PM (BHaRb)

462 >>>Who wants to live where all the men want to do is fight?

Correction. Drink and fight.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 05, 2016 12:41 PM (bpn7O)

463 Moo Moo, jwest, or chemjeff?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 12:37 PM (KUNWw)


I want the price of oil to go up substantially, but not through taxes.

Posted by: jwest at February 05, 2016 12:41 PM (Zs4uk)

464 >>Barry - We should be proud of the progress we've made.


"We"????!???

Posted by: Lizzy at February 05, 2016 12:43 PM (NOIQH)

465 I want the price of oil to go up substantially, but not through taxes.
Posted by: jwest at February 05, 2016 12:41 PM (Zs4uk)

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Im going to regret this...

.... but pray tell why??

Posted by: fixerupper at February 05, 2016 12:43 PM (8XRCm)

466 I want the price of oil to go up substantially, but not through taxes.

Why?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 05, 2016 12:43 PM (LUgeY)

467 Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 05, 2016 12:38 PM (xWW96)

More than just not a priority. My understanding is they *purposefully* made as many duds as they could get away with as their part of the war effort.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 05, 2016 12:43 PM (GDulk)

468 I want the price of oil to go up substantially, but not through taxes



I need it to also. For my 401k's health.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 12:44 PM (KUNWw)

469 I saw someone say he was doing that. Why? What's the point?


I didn't dig through the conversation to get the context. Saw it posted from one of my leftist facebook friends, so it must have been monumentally stupid.

Posted by: joe at February 05, 2016 12:44 PM (KUaJL)

470 Well, I'd like to see more --- no, any --- positive
depictions of Christians on tv. Maybe Muslims should follow advice gin
to Christian: you want change, you go into the industry and write your
own show, make your own movies.



Posted by: Lizzy at February 05, 2016 12:39 PM (NOIQH)

We do, but our stars don't live that long.

Posted by: Zombie Jihad John at February 05, 2016 12:44 PM (jJRIy)

471 I'm a registered independent in CA. I'm going to vote for the Bern in the primary to fuck with Hillary!

Posted by: keena at February 05, 2016 12:45 PM (RiTnx)

472 Yeah, a little goose to the price of oil sure wouldn't hurt.

Posted by: Unemployed Okies and Texans at February 05, 2016 12:45 PM (3GAnN)

473 If Finn seems like the plucky character inserted un-asked-for, then you need to recalibrate. Watch Shia Lebouf do a decent job in Constantine.

My opinion of 7 overall ... noticeably unimaginative. Ranked in that enormous gulf between the OT and the PT.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 05, 2016 12:46 PM (VdICR)

474 I didn't dig through the conversation to get the context. Saw it posted from one of my leftist facebook friends, so it must have been monumentally stupid.

Posted by: joe at February 05, 2016 12:44 PM (KUaJL)



Well it's MattY, the stupid is a given. I can't go look. He blocked me. *snort*

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 05, 2016 12:46 PM (gW5Vg)

475 Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 05, 2016 12:36 PM (bpn7O)

I was there in '89. Loved Ireland. And either in that village or nearby where most of it was filmed, stopped at a Pub where the owner claimed he was a stunt double for John Wayne. Not sure if he was telling the truth, but he would have been about the right age and certainly the right height.

Posted by: HH at February 05, 2016 12:47 PM (DrCtv)

476
Barry said - More people are entering the work force and people who criticize the economyare ignoring the facts. uhh..who's ignoring the facts, Mr. Lowest Participation Rate

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 05, 2016 12:47 PM (493sH)

477 >>>I want the price of oil to go up substantially, but not through taxes.

Plenty of war on the horizon.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 05, 2016 12:47 PM (bpn7O)

478 Keep trying MUMR, you're pathetic drivel being swapped out is quit entertaining.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 05, 2016 12:47 PM (gW5Vg)

479 I want the price of oil to go up substantially, but not through taxes.
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Nuts to that. I work nearly every day with people that can't even afford to have their vehicles repaired or buy new tires. Falling gas prices are the only benefit after 7+ years of Barrynomics.

Posted by: mrp at February 05, 2016 12:47 PM (JBggj)

480 That painting, makes it look like someone sh*t on my screen.

Posted by: damn! at February 05, 2016 12:47 PM (SOVQ8)

481 FUCK YOU AUTOCORRECT

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 05, 2016 12:47 PM (gW5Vg)

482
I swear to God it looks like Barry just made peace sign and walked off. He must be hitting the choom pretty hard

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 05, 2016 12:47 PM (493sH)

483 That was like listening to an incoming freshman class in a wymens history class talking about the economy.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 05, 2016 12:48 PM (/tuJf)

484 >>More people are entering the work force and people who criticize the economyare ignoring the facts


Facts like, say, a loved one being laid off for many months while Obama and Congress keep bringing in immigrants (illegal and through expanded visa programs) to be hired at a lower wage? Those facts?

Posted by: Lizzy at February 05, 2016 12:49 PM (NOIQH)

485 Falling gas prices are the only benefit after 7+ years of Barrynomics.

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Point or order.

Barrynomics has nothing to do with falling gas prices.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 05, 2016 12:49 PM (8XRCm)

486 You always know a show is going to have a Muslim who looks to be the guilty one but it will turn out to be some white guy.
Posted by: WOPR at February 05, 2016 12:31 PM (LTDSy)


There was some sort of new show this year about an fbi mole, I think? I skipped it because it looked like it would be 'muslim (girl?) finds the real mole after being accused'....predictable and lame, imo.

MTV cartoons? Main one I watched was Daria.

Posted by: Lea at February 05, 2016 12:50 PM (lIU4e)

487 466 I want the price of oil to go up substantially, but not through taxes.

Why?


Because the vast majority of the customers who business with my company are in the business of producing, refining, transporting and transforming oil.

When they make a lot, I make a lot.

Posted by: jwest at February 05, 2016 12:50 PM (Zs4uk)

488 Ace drown yesterday, or did all the munge he scraped off harden in the tub and trap him?

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 05, 2016 12:50 PM (xWW96)

489 Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 05, 2016 12:46 PM (gW5Vg)


As far as I can tell, somebody mentioned that Germany regulated their banking system, to which he replied "Nazis had a lot of good ideas. There, I said it. Shame about the war and genocide."

Posted by: joe at February 05, 2016 12:51 PM (KUaJL)

490
There was some sort of new show this year about an fbi mole, I think? I skipped it because it looked like it would be 'muslim (girl?) finds the real mole after being accused'....predictable and lame, imo.

MTV cartoons? Main one I watched was Daria.


Posted by: Lea at February 05, 2016 12:50 PM (lIU4e)



Quantico. I'm sure the best scene of that entire series is her in the bathing suit getting out of the water.

Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2016 12:51 PM (zt+N6)

491 He's becoming more selective in his appeal. Now he's not just an economic illiterate; he's trying for right across-the-board.

Based on his experience running the automotive industry, it's no wonder he'd be an expert in oil pricing as well. And health care. Maybe he can "wean" us off that.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 05, 2016 12:51 PM (xq1UY)

492 >>You always know a show is going to have a Muslim who looks to be the guilty one but it will turn out to be some white, Southern, Christian, angry and/or PSTD-riddled former soldier.

Fixed for accuracy.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 05, 2016 12:51 PM (NOIQH)

493 >>Moo Moo, jwest, or chemjeff?


Poor ChemJeff. He doesn't belong in that grouping.

Posted by: garrett at February 05, 2016 12:52 PM (qqwYn)

494 Thank you for all the advice, An Poc! I especially like the pub notice. I do want to try to avoid overly touristy spots, though will not count them all out as, when you get down to the meat of the matter, touristy spots are often touristy for a good reason.
Any place else in Galway you recommend?

Posted by: Brunnhilde at February 05, 2016 12:52 PM (aW5/6)

495 Have you forgotten already about Lily Tomlin's most recent movie? It's a heartwarming tale about her paying for her granddaughter's abortion.

Posted by: notsothoreau at February 05, 2016 12:52 PM (5HBd1)

496 >>>And either in that village or nearby where most of it was filmed...

The bridge is close to Moycullen, on the way to Oughterard. Most of the movie was filmed in Cong, Co. Mayo. Which is a nice place to visit too. The old Cistersian abbey and the Pigeon Hole caves, in particular.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 05, 2016 12:52 PM (bpn7O)

497
I work nearly every day with people that can't even afford to have their vehicles repaired or buy new tires

Those kulaks should be using public transportation. It's unpatriotic to drive your own wasteful car, oligarch.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 05, 2016 12:52 PM (X6fMO)

498 As far as I can tell, somebody mentioned that Germany regulated their banking system, to which he replied "Nazis had a lot of good ideas. There, I said it. Shame about the war and genocide."

Posted by: joe at February 05, 2016 12:51 PM (KUaJL)



I'm convinced he's the stupidest man on the internet.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 05, 2016 12:52 PM (gW5Vg)

499 If you are in Texas you want the price of oil / gas to rise. That being said, our short term pain should be long term gain for the country as a whole. Lower energy costs should result in economic expansion in other areas.

Posted by: SH at February 05, 2016 12:53 PM (gmeXX)

500 471 I'm a registered independent in CA. I'm going to vote for the Bern in the primary to fuck with Hillary!

Posted by: keena at February 05, 2016 12:45 PM (RiTnx)


Its up to the party whether us independents can vote in the Party primary for President...

My guess is Dems will close that primary... as will Republicans...

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 05, 2016 12:53 PM (f7rv6)

501 >>Ace drown yesterday, or did all the munge he scraped off harden in the tub and trap him?


It's barely afternoon. Ace has been clocking in at about Tea Time, lately.

Posted by: garrett at February 05, 2016 12:53 PM (qqwYn)

502 489 Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 05, 2016 12:46 PM (gW5Vg)


As far as I can tell, somebody mentioned that Germany regulated their banking system, to which he replied "Nazis had a lot of good ideas. There, I said it. Shame about the war and genocide."

Posted by: joe at February 05, 2016 12:51 PM (KUaJL)



Start calling him Marge Schott.

Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2016 12:54 PM (zt+N6)

503 >>Have you forgotten already about Lily Tomlin's most recent movie? It's a
heartwarming tale about her paying for her granddaughter's abortion.


Ah, yes! Granny helping her granddaughter kill her great-grandkid.
Good times!

Posted by: Lizzy at February 05, 2016 12:54 PM (NOIQH)

504 ...oil price...go up substantially...

Reverts to mean. The big investment banks scammed oil to keep it high. Economy got hollowed out. Scam ran out of oil storage space. Price drops. Doesn't matter because that part of the economy is now on EBT cards. Price drops some more. Economy will recover over time. Usually the price of the cornered commodity goes as much below as it was too high for about as long as it was too high. Seven years?

Posted by: scorecard at February 05, 2016 12:54 PM (rnH8X)

505 @500
Damnit!!

Posted by: keena at February 05, 2016 12:55 PM (RiTnx)

506 Start calling him Marge Schott.

Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2016 12:54 PM (zt+N6)


$20 says he has to look up the reference.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 05, 2016 12:55 PM (gW5Vg)

507 It's barely afternoon. Ace has been clocking in at about Tea Time, lately.
Posted by: garrett at February 05, 2016 12:53 PM (qqwYn)


Thats only because he stuck to the sheets and it took 2 hours to peel himself off.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 05, 2016 12:55 PM (xWW96)

508 As far as I can tell, somebody mentioned that Germany regulated their banking system, to which he replied "Nazis had a lot of good ideas. There, I said it. Shame about the war and genocide."
Posted by: joe at February 05, 2016 12:51 PM (KUaJL)


That part where they inflated their currency to get out of wwi debt was pretty nifty! (maybe that was pre Nazi, though...)

Posted by: Lea at February 05, 2016 12:56 PM (lIU4e)

509 >>If you are in Texas you want the price of oil / gas to rise. That being said, our short term pain should be long term gain for the country as a whole. Lower energy costs should result in economic expansion in other areas.

In pretty much every other area. Low energy costs are a boon to manufacturing, shipping, food costs .. pretty much across the board. And nobody benefits more than people at the lower end of the income scale including retirees on a fixed income.

So of course, liberals want the cost to go up because they are champions of the little guy.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 05, 2016 12:56 PM (/tuJf)

510 ...Ah, yes! Granny helping her granddaughter kill her great-grandkid.
Good times!...

May we say Lesbian 8er?

Posted by: scorecard at February 05, 2016 12:56 PM (rnH8X)

511
As far as I can tell, somebody mentioned that Germany regulated their banking system, to which he replied "Nazis had a lot of good ideas. There, I said it. Shame about the war and genocide."

One of their good ideas was sending journalists to concentration camps, Matty.

There, I said it.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 05, 2016 12:56 PM (X6fMO)

512 >>Thats only because he stuck to the sheets and it took 2 hours to peel himself off.


Even if he claims that is the reason, I'm still not eating the cucumber sandwiches.

Posted by: garrett at February 05, 2016 12:58 PM (qqwYn)

513 I'm convinced he's the stupidest man on the internet.Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 05, 2016 12:52 PM (gW5Vg)Not while Ollie "Whatchoo talkin' 'bout?" Willis still has a modem and an opinion.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 05, 2016 12:58 PM (X6fMO)

514 Seven years?
Posted by: scorecard at February 05, 2016 12:54 PM (rnH8X)

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Im thinking forever. Not at todays low lows.... but if oil pricing climbs into shale profitability again.... those wells come on line again, keeping OPEC in check and the price of oil from getting $150.00 a barrel out of hand.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 05, 2016 12:58 PM (8XRCm)

515 He draws a moral equivalency argument regarding vote fraud between Cruz and Hillizard.

http://tinyurl.com/z6t9sqy

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 05, 2016 12:38 PM (Nwg0u)


The Cruz campaign antics were very.... Lawyerish...

Legal... technically within the rules... can be argued to be technically semi true...

But pretty skanky....

Which to Moi? is the epitome of Washington Insider thinking...

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 05, 2016 12:59 PM (f7rv6)

516 "Nazis had a lot of good ideas. "

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Somebody ask him why he hates Jews.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 05, 2016 12:59 PM (8XRCm)

517 ...If you are in Texas you want the price of oil / gas to rise. ...

Why wouldn't you want your costs to drop? Or a huge aquifer to be discovered? Or a brand new profitable industry to start up. Jobs is dead. Long live Jobs. (Or Planned Parenthood to be destroyed by Jesus?)

Posted by: scorecard at February 05, 2016 01:00 PM (1uTkE)

518 In pretty much every other area. Low energy costs are a boon to manufacturing, shipping, food costs .. pretty much across the board.



Which never seems to be passed on to the end consumer.
Ever see grocery prices go down in relation to fuel prices?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 01:00 PM (KUNWw)

519 "Facts like, say, a loved one being laid off for many months while Obama
and Congress keep bringing in immigrants (illegal and through expanded
visa programs) to be hired at a lower wage?"

Over at Zero Hedge:

Since December of 2007 through to today, native-born citizen workers have taken on a net grand total of 186,000 jobs in the Obamaconomy.

During the same time period, foreign-born workers took 2,518,000 jobs.

What you will hear the Vichy GOP say about this:

::: muffled snoring and farting noises :::

Posted by: torquewrench at February 05, 2016 01:00 PM (noWW6)

520 MUMR seems to be fairly self depreciating

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 05, 2016 01:01 PM (xWW96)

521 >>"Nazis had a lot of good ideas. "


Yeah, especially Action T4. Of course they drew their inspiration from American hero and feminist icon Margaret Sanger, which proves how progressive the Nazis were!!

Posted by: Lizzy at February 05, 2016 01:01 PM (NOIQH)

522 Apparently today would have been Trayvon Martin's 21st birthday and Twitter is flooded with idiots who've completely bought into the myth. Jim Treacher @JTlol has been rounding them up for riling.

Posted by: Epobirs at February 05, 2016 01:02 PM (IdCqF)

523 I had the oil tax argument with my liberal friend, rest his soul, thirty years ago. Raising energy costs is simply inflation, those cost being pervasive in all goods and services. You don't actually end up with more effective revenue after the inflation rings through your costs.

Posted by: Amy Schumer at February 05, 2016 01:02 PM (rwI+c)

524 There was some sort of new show this year about an fbi mole, I think? I skipped it because it looked like it would be 'muslim (girl?) finds the real mole after being accused'....predictable and lame, imo.

Posted by: Lea at February 05, 2016 12:50 PM (lIU4e)

Quantico? I don't think she was Muslim though during the previews they flashed up some trainee wearing the Muslim headscarf.

Posted by: WOPR at February 05, 2016 01:02 PM (LTDSy)

525 MUMR seems to be fairly self depreciating

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MUMAR is a fixed capital investment???

Posted by: fixerupper at February 05, 2016 01:02 PM (8XRCm)

526 dammit

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 05, 2016 01:02 PM (rwI+c)

527 Amtrak's going to run on time!

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 05, 2016 01:02 PM (xq1UY)

528 Point or order.



Barrynomics has nothing to do with falling gas prices.
==========


Whoa whoa whoa. I didn't infer a causal relationship between Barrynomics and falling gas prices, except for fuel demand dropping because Americans have to tighten belts after traveling between two or even three part time jobs in order to make ends meet.

Posted by: mrp at February 05, 2016 01:02 PM (JBggj)

529 or wrings

either or

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 05, 2016 01:03 PM (rwI+c)

530 Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 05, 2016 12:52 PM (bpn7O)

Yeah, was all through that area. Interesting enough, before I went I watched the film, and not even knowing that I would wind up in that area recognized a lot of it.

And I DO have a photo of that bridge.

Posted by: HH at February 05, 2016 01:03 PM (DrCtv)

531 Twitter rumors have ruined lives and for some reason, nobody checks this endless game of 'telephone' -- like when we were kids and repeated a phrase around the circle and it came back nothing like what was started.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 05, 2016 01:03 PM (MIKMs)

532 MUMR seems to be fairly self depreciating

-----

MUMAR is a fixed capital investment???



He's bankrupt.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 01:03 PM (KUNWw)

533 This might have been the post I saw :

78 Need revenue?

Want to support jobs?

Tax all foreign oil. $20/bbl this year, $30 next year

Suddenly fracking is profitable again.
Hell, I'd offer Canada andMexico a discount on their tax rate.
Posted by: Fed up with the establishment at February 02, 2016 08:25 PM (v0YLX)


Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 05, 2016 01:04 PM (FkBIv)

534 Not while Ollie "Whatchoo talkin' 'bout?" Willis still has a modem and an opinion.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 05, 2016 12:58 PM (X6fMO)



MattY didn't realize the Everglades was a real place. He thought it was made up for book/tv purposes.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 05, 2016 01:04 PM (gW5Vg)

535 Good article on the F-35 over at HotAir.

Massive boondoogle.

Marines say that the F-35 is operationally ready yet had to cheat the tests to get the plane to pass.

And something I didn't know. The F-35 is designed to pull 9 Gs but is only capable of 3 Gs when the fuel tank is greater than half full.

Lots of other stuff.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 05, 2016 01:04 PM (LXJ1e)

536 rings. wrings. A rare-ish case of both words being correct.
Ask not for whom it tolls...

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 05, 2016 01:04 PM (xq1UY)

537 NAPEC North America Petroleum Exporting Countries.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 05, 2016 01:05 PM (rwI+c)

538 ...If you are in Texas you want the price of oil / gas to rise. ...

Why wouldn't you want your costs to drop? Or a huge aquifer to be discovered? Or a brand new profitable industry to start up.

- Because everything revolves around oil - when it is high, most people in Texas tend to do well.

- I'd love to discover a new acquifer (if I owned the minerals)

- We already have (had) a profitable industry - oil.

Its ok for Texans to wish for oil to rise. But as jwest said, just not through government manipulation (does bombing Iran count though).

Posted by: SH at February 05, 2016 01:05 PM (gmeXX)

539 ...Cruz...

Borrowed a million dollars from his wife's employer. Guess what company that is. Carson is probably the least connected to the corruption. I say probably because for all I know he could be as phony as Obama. Trump would come in second place only because he payed off whatever party he needed to accomplish his goals.

Posted by: scorecard at February 05, 2016 01:05 PM (rnH8X)

540 >>>Any place else in Galway you recommend?

Well, bear in mind that the Irish word for the city, "Gallaimh", means "place where tourists are grabbed by the ankles and shaken until all their money falls out." (Yes, Irish is a remarkably compact language.)

Pubs. Well, I used to go to the Skeffington Arms on Eyre Square. Start there and go down Shop Street (it's a pedestrian street). At the bottom of Shop Street are Taafe's, The King's Head, and Freeney's. I used to buy all my fishing tackle at Freeneys. (Yes, it's a pub abd fishing tackle shop.) Past Freeney's, down High Street, there are a couple of shops where you can buy Irish sweaters, if you're into that sort of thing. Just wander around the streets in that area and drop in to wherever looks interesting.

Backing up to Shop Street, if you look about, you'll see the spire of St Nicholas' Cathedral. There's usually a market there every day selling knick-knacks, street food. The Cathedral itself is worth a visit. Cromwell himself defaced the statues when he went through in 1643, or thereabouts.

Is this the sort of thing you want?

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 05, 2016 01:05 PM (bpn7O)

541 Start calling him Marge Schott.
==============

I haven't thought of Marge Schott since I left the Dayton area.

Posted by: mrp at February 05, 2016 01:06 PM (JBggj)

542 Twitter rumors have ruined lives and for some reason, nobody checks this endless game of 'telephone' -- like when we were kids and repeated a phrase around the circle and it came back nothing like what was started.


The Daughter of Satan (the ex) could do that all by herself.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 05, 2016 01:06 PM (LUgeY)

543 Marines say that the F-35 is operationally ready yet had to cheat the tests to get the plane to pass.



One IS NOT like the other.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 01:06 PM (KUNWw)

544 523 I had the oil tax argument with my liberal friend, rest his soul, thirty years ago. Raising energy costs is simply inflation, those cost being pervasive in all goods and services. You don't actually end up with more effective revenue after the inflation rings through your costs.

Posted by: Amy Schumer at February 05, 2016 01:02 PM (rwI+c)

Wait... so with that nic... that statement is an old stolen joke???

Well played.... LOL

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 05, 2016 01:07 PM (f7rv6)

545 I'm breaking the cardinal rule of reposting trolls, but this is too damn funny to just disappear.

542 I LIKE HOT AIR

Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE MARCO RUBIO at February 05, 2016 01:06 PM (XzRw1)

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 05, 2016 01:07 PM (gW5Vg)

546 Twitter is a devise to spread stupidity amongst the stupid. It's like a plumbing system for stupid. With twitter, stupid gets pumped around the globe at near the speed of light, so that the masses may have a never ending supply of the intensely stupid.
Stupidity has become a marketable commodity.
I should buy stock.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 05, 2016 01:07 PM (xWW96)

547 Borrowed a million dollars from his wife's employer. Guess what company that is.

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This again. Cruz borrowed $1M from his own personal account that happened to be at his wife's employer - GS. Carson could have borrowed $1M from his account - assuming he had that kind of money.

Posted by: SH at February 05, 2016 01:07 PM (gmeXX)

548 MattY didn't realize the Everglades was a real place. He thought it was made up for book/tv purposes.Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 05, 2016 01:04 PM (gW5Vg)**nods sagely**I defer to your evidence, counselor. Yglesias id dumbass as charged.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 05, 2016 01:07 PM (X6fMO)

549 NAPEC North America Petroleum Exporting Countries.



TEXPEC.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 01:07 PM (KUNWw)

550 Borrowed a million dollars from his wife's employer. Guess what company that is.

It's a bank. Was the loan unsecured? Was it at better than normal terms? Do you know? Or are you just farting out your piehole?

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 05, 2016 01:09 PM (rwI+c)

551 I used to buy all my fishing tackle at Freeneys. (Yes, it's a pub abd fishing tackle shop.)



As it should be in any country!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 01:09 PM (KUNWw)

552 Awesome....Zika: American Red Cross Relying on 'Self-Deferral' to Protect Blood.

What could go wrong?

Posted by: Lizzy at February 05, 2016 01:09 PM (NOIQH)

553 TEXPEC

Nice. Petroleum Exporting Counties.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 05, 2016 01:09 PM (rwI+c)

554 Clicks heels , wiggled nose . Hopes this helps.

Posted by: willow at February 05, 2016 01:09 PM (q7RRK)

555 As far as I can tell, somebody mentioned that Germany regulated their banking system, to which he replied "Nazis had a lot of good ideas. There, I said it. Shame about the war and genocide."

From a leftist perspective, they did: closed all government schools, "free" daycare for women to get jobs, "free" health care, make work jobs for everyone so 100% employment, government controls what and how everything is produced and sold in small businesses, etc. Its a progressive's wet dream. Of course they had to kill and loot the Jews and pillage nearby nations to pay for it all but you know, broken eggs, omlettes...

Posted by: Bernie Sanders at February 05, 2016 01:09 PM (39g3+)

556 545 I'm breaking the cardinal rule of reposting trolls, but this is too damn funny to just disappear.

542 I LIKE HOT AIR

Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE MARCO RUBIO at February 05, 2016 01:06 PM (XzRw1)

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 05, 2016 01:07 PM (gW5Vg)



Its the TB3K changing his words so no issues.

Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2016 01:10 PM (zt+N6)

557 "The F-35 is designed to pull 9 Gs but is only capable of 3 Gs when the fuel tank is greater than half full."

But even when the tank is nearly dry, the fleet are still largely under G limit restrictions because there's a pervasive case-rubbing problem with the engine turbine as the airframe and engine flex under loading. That problem caused a fire which destroyed a $175M airframe.

It's a lemon. Biggest defense procurement bust in history. But, our corrupt and senescent political class is no longer able to kill and replace obviously failing programs.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 05, 2016 01:10 PM (noWW6)

558
I'm breaking the cardinal rule of reposting trolls, but this is too damn funny to just disappear.


Ace is having fun with teh TB3K.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 05, 2016 01:11 PM (LUgeY)

559 It's a bank. Was the loan unsecured? Was it at better than normal terms? Do you know? Or are you just farting out your piehole?

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 05, 2016 01:09 PM (rwI+c)



It was secured via his personal assets. As has been said more times than I can count. No evidence that he got any special terms beyond what any other politician would get.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 05, 2016 01:11 PM (gW5Vg)

560 >>Which never seems to be passed on to the end consumer.
Ever see grocery prices go down in relation to fuel prices?

Yea, I do up here in the northeast where some of our stuff like produce comes across country or from the south. It doesn't happen in lock step with fuel costs going down but eventually if fuel costs go down and stay down.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 05, 2016 01:11 PM (/tuJf)

561 Damning with extremely faint praise here, and not blaming the Marines, but.
From a strictly intra-Corps viewpoint, F-35 would be adequate if it were available, have funding, and out-perform the Harrier. That's a considerably lower bar than replacing the F-18 and F-16 and A-10 (and I forget what else).

Considering the extremely limited applicability of the Harrier, it's possible that with considerable further development, the F-35 would make a valid replacement.
At this price, so would trained dragons. Marines could prolly do that.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 05, 2016 01:12 PM (xq1UY)

562 Yeah, killed the F-22 so we could save money and build the Do Everything F-35 Turd sploder. They never learn shit.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 05, 2016 01:12 PM (xWW96)

563 546 Twitter is a devise to spread stupidity amongst the stupid. It's like a plumbing system for stupid. With twitter, stupid gets pumped around the globe at near the speed of light, so that the masses may have a never ending supply of the intensely stupid.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 05, 2016 01:07 PM (xWW96)


Perfect. I love it.

Posted by: rickl at February 05, 2016 01:12 PM (zoehZ)

564 Its ok for Texans to wish for oil to rise. But as jwest said, just not through government manipulation (does bombing Iran count though).
Posted by: SH at February 05, 2016 01:05 PM (gmeXX)
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Historically that was the role of the Texas Railroad Commission.

"In 1930, the famous East Texas Oil Field was discovered. Covering 140,000 acres over five Texas counties, this field would become the largest oil field in the continental United States. After its discovery, production from this field was quickly regulated by the Railroad Commission to prevent another dip in the market price for oil. Martial law was used to ensure compliance with conservation regulation and production limits in the face of this massive oil discovery and to bring stability to the industry"

Posted by: RioBravo at February 05, 2016 01:12 PM (NUqwG)

565 It was secured via his personal assets. As has been said more times than I can count.

So I have heard. Apparently Scorecad has not. I have a loan on one of my IRAs right now, so it's not unusual.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 05, 2016 01:12 PM (rwI+c)

566 I'm breaking the cardinal rule of reposting trolls, but this is too damn funny to just disappear.


Ace is having fun with teh TB3K.


Funniest one evah: "I braid my pubes, because pretty!"

I almost wrecked my truck from laughing when I read that.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 01:12 PM (KUNWw)

567 555 As far as I can tell, somebody mentioned that Germany regulated their banking system, to which he replied "Nazis had a lot of good ideas. There, I said it. Shame about the war and genocide."

From a leftist perspective, they did: closed all government schools, "free" daycare for women to get jobs, "free" health care, make work jobs for everyone so 100% employment, government controls what and how everything is produced and sold in small businesses, etc. Its a progressive's wet dream. Of course they had to kill and loot the Jews and pillage nearby nations to pay for it all but you know, broken eggs, omlettes...

Posted by: Bernie Sanders at February 05, 2016 01:09 PM (39g3+)



Seriously its no different than the crap people like him lost their shit over Marge Schott saying. "Hitler was good for Germany, but he went too far." Or something right along those lines.

Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2016 01:13 PM (zt+N6)

568 Yea, I do up here in the northeast where some of our stuff like produce comes across country or from the south. It doesn't happen in lock step with fuel costs going down but eventually if fuel costs go down and stay down.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 05, 2016 01:11 PM (/tuJf)

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You either believe in the free market or you don't.

I do - even though I understand it is not nearly as free as I wish it to be.

Posted by: SH at February 05, 2016 01:13 PM (gmeXX)

569 Of course they had to kill and loot the Jews and pillage nearby nations to pay for it all but you know, broken eggs, omlettes...

Feature, not a bug.

Posted by: joe at February 05, 2016 01:13 PM (KUaJL)

570 Willow Me. Damn it.

Posted by: willow at February 05, 2016 01:13 PM (q7RRK)

571 "Zika: American Red Cross Relying on 'Self-Deferral' to Protect Blood."

Same thing they're doing now with sexually active gay men.

I'm wondering if we may be about to see the rise of parallel private blood banking which actually does impose reasonable restrictions on donors.

Organ transplants, too.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 05, 2016 01:14 PM (noWW6)

572 570 Willow Me. Damn it.

Posted by: willow at February 05, 2016 01:13 PM (q7RRK)



I don't know why, but that sounded so dirty in my head.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 05, 2016 01:14 PM (gW5Vg)

573 570 Willow Me. Damn it.
Posted by: willow at February 05, 2016 01:13 PM (q7RRK)


heh. I keep having long meetings and coming back to the same thread...

Posted by: Lea at February 05, 2016 01:15 PM (lIU4e)

574 Backing up to Shop Street, if you look about, you'll see the spire of St Nicholas' Cathedral. There's usually a market there every day selling knick-knacks, street food. The Cathedral itself is worth a visit. Cromwell himself defaced the statues when he went through in 1643, or thereabouts.

Is this the sort of thing you want?
Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 05, 2016 01:05 PM (bpn7O)

Oliver Cromwell- such a nice guy.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 05, 2016 01:15 PM (iHjB5)

575 Posted by: SH at February 05, 2016 12:53 PM (gmeXX)

It absolutely *should* lead to an expanse in manufacturing and other petroleum-based industry. Whether it *can* after the boot of the bureaucracy has been firmly placed on the neck of business, is what we will find out.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 05, 2016 01:15 PM (GDulk)

576 I don't know why, but that sounded so dirty in my head.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 05, 2016 01:14 PM (gW5Vg)


Ditto. Made me think unclean thoughts.....

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 05, 2016 01:15 PM (xWW96)

577 Cruz paid for a burger with a hundred dollar bill!!!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 05, 2016 01:15 PM (fWAjv)

578 jwest wants high oil prices to make his 500 new nuke plan more cost effective.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 05, 2016 01:16 PM (LXJ1e)

579 An Poc,

Those are great recommendations. Thank you so much. The sweaters I will not need as I can knit them myself (taught by my Irish grandmother from Strabane). But I will be looking to buy bolts of wool tartan cloth (doubt you'll know about cloth stores!). I will also be in Shannon and Dublin if you have any recs for those towns.
Thank you again for your help!

Posted by: Brunnhilde at February 05, 2016 01:16 PM (aW5/6)

580 "HMS Antelope" is also the name of the frigate sunk during the Falklands War.Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 05, 2016 11:55 AM (bpn7O)


Some units and ships are just hard luck, no getting around it. I understand some American soldiers were a littlenervous being assigned to the reactivated 7th Cavalry.

Posted by: troyriser at February 05, 2016 01:16 PM (UWlp+)

581 The lead article on Drudge right now would seem to contradict President Dumbass.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 05, 2016 01:16 PM (/tuJf)

582
577 I don't know why, but that sounded so dirty in my head.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 05, 2016 01:14 PM (gW5Vg)


Ditto. Made me think unclean thoughts.....

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 05, 2016 01:15 PM (xWW96)



Ask her to show you her padded bra!

Posted by: Traffic cop at February 05, 2016 01:16 PM (zt+N6)

583 Whether it *can* after the boot of the bureaucracy has been firmly placed on the neck of business, is what we will find out.

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On that I cannot answer. But in general lower energy prices will benefit all of us.

Posted by: SH at February 05, 2016 01:16 PM (gmeXX)

584 Checking the sidebar...looks like Malor found some willing enablers at National Review.

They are just right for each other, I think.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at February 05, 2016 01:16 PM (eytER)

585
Feature, not a bug.


From the perspective of the anti-semitic left? Yeah, probably. What's a few dead Joos when you have the future to shape?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 05, 2016 01:16 PM (39g3+)

586 565 It was secured via his personal assets. As has been said more times than I can count.

So I have heard. Apparently Scorecad has not. I have a loan on one of my IRAs right now, so it's not unusual.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 05, 2016 01:12 PM (rwI+c)


what is interesting is that this 'Public Servant', who has spent his career mainly as a Government Lawyer, and then Senator...

HAS more than $1 Million to use as that collateral.

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 05, 2016 01:16 PM (f7rv6)

587 522 Apparently today would have been Trayvon Martin's 21st birthday...


Ah, to see a young punk turn into a seasoned thug. Too bad he never made it into the prison system.

Posted by: jwest at February 05, 2016 01:17 PM (Zs4uk)

588 >>>Any place else in Galway you recommend?

There's a nice walk along the River Corrib that will take you to the Salmon Weir Bridge. Across the bridge is the new (as of 1967, I think) Cathedral. "A building ugly as sin/To prove the boys sincere/And still a decent crowd", as Austin Clarke remarked.

From there, head over to UCG. The old quadrangle is nice. Tree-lined, leafy.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 05, 2016 01:17 PM (bpn7O)

589 Zika: American Red Cross Relying on 'Self-Deferral' to Protect Blood."

Remember when abstinence was something for beautiful people to ridicule? Oh wait; it still is. Except when THEY suggest it.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 05, 2016 01:17 PM (326rv)

590 Bc....tisk. lea , I know, I try I try, to no avail.

Posted by: willow at February 05, 2016 01:18 PM (q7RRK)

591 577 Cruz paid for a burger with a hundred dollar bill!!!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 05, 2016 01:15 PM (fWAjv)


I want to know where that $100 bill came from, was it his, was it loaned, who loaned it, has he repaid them..WITH INTEREST?????

Where is the NYT on this????

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 05, 2016 01:18 PM (gW5Vg)

592 561 Damning with extremely faint praise here, and not blaming the Marines, but.
From a strictly intra-Corps viewpoint, F-35 would be adequate if it were available, have funding, and out-perform the Harrier. That's a considerably lower bar than replacing the F-18 and F-16 and A-10 (and I forget what else).

Considering the extremely limited applicability of the Harrier, it's possible that with considerable further development, the F-35 would make a valid replacement.
At this price, so would trained dragons. Marines could prolly do that.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 05, 2016 01:12 PM (xq1UY)

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A replacement jump jet should have been designed as a stand alone. The jack of all trades crap is killing the F-35.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 05, 2016 01:19 PM (LXJ1e)

593 OMG this thread still here?

Posted by: Bigby's Jazz Hands at February 05, 2016 01:19 PM (3ZtZW)

594 "Considering the extremely limited applicability of the Harrier, it's
possible that with considerable further development, the F-35 would make
a valid replacement."

The entire Harrier CONOPS from the beginning was "it's the jet you can forward-deploy".

And there were arguments for that in the context of its Cold War roots. Being able to do impromptu dispersal was important given that Group Of Soviet Forces Germany were going to nuke or gas anything that even looked like a NATO airfield. Okay then, have the jet put down in a meadow to refuel and rearm.

But in today's world it looks less workable. Note that a bunch of raggedy-assed insurgents in man-jammies managed to destroy essentially _an entire wing_ of USMC Harriers at Camp Bastion, blasting them as they sat in their forward-deployed revetments. A few thousand bucks of enemy effort did many hundreds of millions of dollars in damage.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 05, 2016 01:19 PM (noWW6)

595 575 Posted by: SH at February 05, 2016 12:53 PM (gmeXX)

It absolutely *should* lead to an expanse in manufacturing and other petroleum-based industry. Whether it *can* after the boot of the bureaucracy has been firmly placed on the neck of business, is what we will find out.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 05, 2016 01:15 PM (GDulk)


That's the key.... you can't BUILD a damn factory here anymore.... let alone an oil Refinery...

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 05, 2016 01:19 PM (f7rv6)

596 lea , I know, I try I try, to no avail.
Posted by: willow at February 05, 2016 01:18 PM (q7RRK)


You're doing your best!

Off to run errands, which will either mean I miss thread posts or i'll just see this one again.

Posted by: Lea at February 05, 2016 01:19 PM (lIU4e)

597 Nuclear power plants pretty much pay for themselves in terms of cheaper energy costs, but nobody wants them built nearby so it just never happens. I loved the Bush plan to offer old military bases as sites for nuke plants, since they were all wired and cleared away etc but I don't think anything came of it. I know a dozen or so were being planned when he was in office, but I bet Obama's administration killed them all.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 05, 2016 01:19 PM (39g3+)

598 It wasn't supposed to snow at all today, and we already have an inch with more coming down. Husband has been off all week and this will be the third time he has to shovel. Global warming would sure be nice right about now....

Posted by: pookysgirl at February 05, 2016 01:20 PM (K27gs)

599 a little nervous being assigned to the reactivated 7th Cavalry.

"Custer was a pussy, sir. You ain't." --CSM Basil Plumley (4 jumps).

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 05, 2016 01:20 PM (xq1UY)

600
Willow Me. Damn it.
Posted by: willow at February 05, 2016 01:13 PM (q7RRK)



Dear Penthouse Forum: I never thought comment threads were real, until, one day, while waiting for Ace to post. . .

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 05, 2016 01:20 PM (X6fMO)

601 three posts! Stupid keyboard.

Posted by: Lea at February 05, 2016 01:20 PM (lIU4e)

602 Traffic cop , sniffing was that necessary.

Posted by: willow at February 05, 2016 01:20 PM (q7RRK)

603 572 Me too. Thought it was just my filthy dirty mind.

Posted by: Weasel at February 05, 2016 01:21 PM (6xtq3)

604 what is interesting is that this 'Public Servant', who has spent his career mainly as a Government Lawyer, and then Senator...

HAS more than $1 Million to use as that collateral.



I assume that it's a combined account, but I don't know. Are you suggesting some nefarious sourcing? Spell it out if you are.

You know, Moo isn't the only one with close to that much in illiquid assets, and though I'm old, I'm also not a Harvard lawyer.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 05, 2016 01:21 PM (rwI+c)

605 A replacement jump jet should have been designed as a stand alone. The jack of all trades crap is killing the F-35.

They tried that in the 70s and it failed then, too. One plane to rule them all is a stupid idea.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 05, 2016 01:21 PM (39g3+)

606 "Checking the sidebar...looks like Malor found some willing enablers at National Review. They are just right for each other, I think."

Given that NR fired Mark Steyn for the act of simply quoting a mild old Bob Hope joke about homosexuality -- with the intent of the quote simply being to illustrate changing social mores on the subject -- yep, Malodeur should fit like a glove over there.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 05, 2016 01:21 PM (noWW6)

607 I really liked the part where you emphasized how
indispensable you were to the company. Yup, bosses LOVE it when you do
that! And how everybody wanted you on their teams, despite your
"horrible temper" and spotty attendance.



I'm calling shenanigans on your whole story.

Posted by: gp at February 05, 2016 11:58 AM (mk9aG)


Yeah... I'm sticking with my original point, gp. When the cops walked you out with their hands on their guns, they had good reason.


I mean, I wasn't there or anything, but you aren't exactly presenting your case well.

Posted by: Peter at February 05, 2016 01:22 PM (TOk1P)

608
I WEAR WHITE SOCKS

But who wears short shorts?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 05, 2016 01:22 PM (X6fMO)

609 >>>Any place else in Galway you recommend?

Go see the Burren. It's Co. Clare, so, not Galway, but it has the Cliffs of Mohir, the Poulnabrone Dolmen, the matchingmaking festival in Lisdoonvarna (around August, IIRC), Corkscrew Hill, and you want to see at least on Sile na Gig over a church door.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 05, 2016 01:22 PM (bpn7O)

610 At this price, so would trained dragons. Marines could prolly do that.
Posted by: Stringer Davis




I think the marines would enjoy that.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 01:22 PM (KUNWw)

611 But even when the tank is nearly dry, the fleet are still largely under G limit restrictions because there's a pervasive case-rubbing problem with the engine turbine as the airframe and engine flex under loading. That problem caused a fire which destroyed a $175M airframe.

It's a lemon. Biggest defense procurement bust in history. But, our corrupt and senescent political class is no longer able to kill and replace obviously failing programs.
Posted by: torquewrench at February 05, 2016 01:10 PM (noWW6)

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Hell, even more problems.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 05, 2016 01:23 PM (LXJ1e)

612 Oliver Cromwell- such a nice guy.


So many times I went to a town or castle in Ireland to hear.. "and this was destroyed by Cromwell in 16 - fifty-something...."

He really did a number on Ireland . . .

Posted by: McCool at February 05, 2016 01:23 PM (nCSwS)

613 Priyanka Chopra. The total package.

Just wanted to get that on the record.

Posted by: MTF at February 05, 2016 01:24 PM (TxJGV)

614 I assume that it's a combined account, but I don't know. Are you suggesting some nefarious sourcing? Spell it out if you are.

You know, Moo isn't the only one with close to that much in illiquid assets, and though I'm old, I'm also not a Harvard lawyer.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 05, 2016 01:21 PM (rwI+c)



He spent 5-6 years in private practice and the cases he appeared to be handling were in the multimillion dollar settlement range. So I don't think it's inconceivable that he made some serious money in a short amount of time.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 05, 2016 01:24 PM (gW5Vg)

615
"Checking the sidebar...looks like Malor found some willing enablers at National Review. They are just right for each other, I think."


WFB, Derbyshire, Steyn and Florence King were the only reasons to read that rag. It can't die soon enough.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 05, 2016 01:24 PM (X6fMO)

616 Fine, what needs to occur to willow a thread

Posted by: willow at February 05, 2016 01:24 PM (q7RRK)

617 Carson going on and on about Cruz being mean to him. I wonder who's advising him? Rubio team? GOPe? They're sure trying to take Cruz down after his win in Iowa.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 05, 2016 01:24 PM (39g3+)

618 Is it offensive to say "Chinese New Year" or something? Steam is doing a "Lunar New Year" Sale

Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2016 01:24 PM (zt+N6)

619 He really did a number on Ireland . . .

There was a man who knew how to "scatter the stones".

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 05, 2016 01:25 PM (rwI+c)

620 Fine, what needs to occur to willow a thread
Posted by: willow

Hold up your name card higher.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 05, 2016 01:25 PM (326rv)

621 >>what is interesting is that this 'Public Servant', who has spent his career mainly as a Government Lawyer, and then Senator...

>>HAS more than $1 Million to use as that collateral.

A public servant married to a managing director at GS and you are surprised that they had that much money in an investment account?

$1 million aint' that much for an investment banker who probably pulls down well into the 6 figures every year.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 05, 2016 01:25 PM (/tuJf)

622 Both Cruz were high-level and working. Easy to have assets like that (no kids yet, etc), so I do not get the problem there. They got a loan on fixed assets and paid it back.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 05, 2016 01:25 PM (MIKMs)

623 @616 You were doing fine. Keep it up. Is that video camera working yet?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 05, 2016 01:25 PM (xq1UY)

624 I always preferred the 'Hodor'ing of the Trolls.

Posted by: garrett at February 05, 2016 01:25 PM (qqwYn)

625 I'm also certain Cruz' wife is hauling in serious money.

In 2005, she joined Goldman Sachs, serving as a private wealth manager and is currently the Region Head for the Southwest Region in the Investment Management Division of Goldman Sachs in Houston.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 05, 2016 01:26 PM (gW5Vg)

626 But in today's world it looks less workable. Note that a bunch of raggedy-assed insurgents in man-jammies managed to destroy essentially _an entire wing_ of USMC Harriers at Camp Bastion, blasting them as they sat in their forward-deployed revetments. A few thousand bucks of enemy effort did many hundreds of millions of dollars in damage.
Posted by: torquewrench at February 05, 2016 01:19 PM (noWW6)

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I also understand there is problem with ingestion of dirt and sand in desert environments. Might work good in a meadow but other areas not so much.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 05, 2016 01:26 PM (LXJ1e)

627
This just in!


One day Ted Cruz drove his wife to work at-

Goldman-Sachs!!!!!11!!!111!!!!!!!!!!!!


*ominous thunder*

*horses scream*

*lights flicker*

Posted by: naturalfake at February 05, 2016 01:26 PM (0cMkb)

628 Oliver Cromwell- such a nice guy.

Meh, no worse than other rulers at the time. He was terrible to the Irish, the Irish were being terrible to protestants, the king was horrible to protestants after he was reinstated on and on. Because the royals wrote history, everyone thinks Cromwell was a monster that the noble kings removed to bring peace and joy back to the nation.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 05, 2016 01:26 PM (39g3+)

629 Is it offensive to say "Chinese New Year" or something? Steam is doing a "Lunar New Year" Sale
Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2016 01:24 PM (zt+N6)
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I still prefer "Chinamen's New Year"

Posted by: RioBravo at February 05, 2016 01:27 PM (NUqwG)

630 621 Fine, what needs to occur to willow a thread
Posted by: willow

Hold up your name card higher.
Posted by: Blue Hen



While jumping on the trampoline.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 01:27 PM (KUNWw)

631 Throws my super handy dandy zig card onto the screen.

Posted by: willow at February 05, 2016 01:27 PM (q7RRK)

632 Cromwell was a monster

In fairness, Cromwell was a monster. In his defense, there were plenty of monsters in those days.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 05, 2016 01:28 PM (rwI+c)

633 While jumping on the trampoline.

In this outfit...

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 05, 2016 01:28 PM (39g3+)

634 623 Both Cruz were high-level and working. Easy to have assets like that (no kids yet, etc), so I do not get the problem there. They got a loan on fixed assets and paid it back.
Posted by: mustbequantum at February 05, 2016 01:25 PM (MIKMs)

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Since it was for a political campaign he was required to notify the FEC, which he didn't.

That is the problem.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 05, 2016 01:28 PM (LXJ1e)

635 There are some great VTOL aircraft - they're called helicopters.

Can you imagine how much more powerful our armed services could be with only half the money if it was managed properly?

Posted by: jwest at February 05, 2016 01:28 PM (Zs4uk)

636 Willow
Try this, it may help.

http://goo.gl/DPv49W

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 05, 2016 01:29 PM (xWW96)

637 >>Fine, what needs to occur to willow a thread


... it always helps to start with a webcam that's had the light meter calibrated properly.

Posted by: AoSHQ Geek Squad at February 05, 2016 01:29 PM (qqwYn)

638 Is it offensive to say "Chinese New Year" or something? Steam is doing a "Lunar New Year" Sale

===

Gong hay fat choy is discriminatory against fatty fat mcfatpeople.

Posted by: Bigby's Jazz Hands at February 05, 2016 01:29 PM (3ZtZW)

639 There was a man who knew how to "scatter the stones".


Definitely not out to win 'hearts and minds'
The precursor to Sherman . . .

Posted by: McCool at February 05, 2016 01:29 PM (nCSwS)

640 Before Hitler, there was the Kaiser. There was a little partisanship to Worst Guy in History in the mid-19th cent, then you get to Napoleon. For a while there, Cromwell topped a lot of people's list. We're still arguing about Julius Caesar...

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 05, 2016 01:29 PM (xq1UY)

641 Is Ace dead?

I mean someone should check, right?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 05, 2016 01:30 PM (659DL)

642 Zog even, stirs pancake batter.

Posted by: willow at February 05, 2016 01:30 PM (q7RRK)

643 In this outfit...

She gets an outfit ?

Posted by: McCool at February 05, 2016 01:30 PM (nCSwS)

644 Which --- this is the Year of the Fire Monkey, so I expect to see monkeys on fire, dammit

Posted by: Bigby's Jazz Hands at February 05, 2016 01:30 PM (3ZtZW)

645 Breaking News.


Ted Cruz walked into Subway and ordered a Tuna Salad Sub.

That Subway's was next to-

Goldman-Sachs!!!!!11!!!111!!!!!!!!!!!!


*ominous thunder*

*horses scream*

*lights flicker*

Posted by: naturalfake at February 05, 2016 01:30 PM (0cMkb)

646 >>>He was terrible to the Irish, the Irish were being terrible to protestants....

My name marks me as being of Norman origin. Hence a relatively recent (1172, or thereabouts) blow-in.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 05, 2016 01:31 PM (bpn7O)

647 "Checking the sidebar...looks like Malor found some willing enablers at National Review. They are just right for each other, I think."


WFB, Derbyshire, Steyn and Florence King were the only reasons to read that rag. It can't die soon enough.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 05, 2016 01:24 PM (X6fMO)



Neither of y'all actually read the article, did you?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 05, 2016 01:31 PM (gW5Vg)

648 This global warming is up to about 4 inches of heart attack quality snow. It can stop now.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 05, 2016 01:31 PM (/tuJf)

649 This just in!


One day Ted Cruz drove his wife to work at-

Goldman-Sachs!!!!!11!!!111!!!!!!!!!!!!


*ominous thunder*

*horses scream*

*lights flicker*

Posted by: naturalfake

That's silly.

Posted by: Frau Blucher at February 05, 2016 01:31 PM (326rv)

650 Oil prices will come up when the market demands it. It's supply and demand at it's simplest.

Right now, the market is depressed. Very depressed. Thanks, Fredo, you fuckingmuzzie buggering marxist.

Posted by: Soona at February 05, 2016 01:31 PM (Fmupd)

651 625 I'm also certain Cruz' wife is hauling in serious money.

In 2005, she joined Goldman Sachs, serving as a private wealth manager and is currently the Region Head for the Southwest Region in the Investment Management Division of Goldman Sachs in Houston.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 05, 2016 01:26 PM (gW5Vg)


360k in 2010.

In 2013 she became a managing director.

the typical managing director at Goldman has base salary of about $376,000 and total compensation -including bonus and stock - of about $600,000 per year.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 05, 2016 01:31 PM (fWAjv)

652 Cromwell out-monstered the other monsters, and it wasn't close. That's how he became Lord Chief Monster.

Posted by: MTF at February 05, 2016 01:32 PM (TxJGV)

653 I'm not flat-out sold on helicopters, either. They can get awful fragile.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 05, 2016 01:32 PM (xq1UY)

654 Since it was for a political campaign he was required to notify the FEC, which he didn't.

That is the problem.



Oh definitely. He publicly notified the Senate, but didn't notify the FEC. He admits the error. I wish it hadn't happened but it's not like he was getting undisclosed suitcases full of cash or something.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 05, 2016 01:32 PM (rwI+c)

655 641 Is Ace dead?

I mean someone should check, right?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 05, 2016 01:30 PM (659DL)



He did do a three hour podcast with DrewM last night. Maybe it drove him mad.

Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2016 01:32 PM (zt+N6)

656 Which --- this is the Year of the Fire Monkey, so I expect to see monkeys on fire, dammit



In mandarin, fire monkey translates to "the clap".
Just sayin'.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 01:32 PM (KUNWw)

657 Mad dog , you trained me to never do that link thingy.

Posted by: willow at February 05, 2016 01:32 PM (q7RRK)

658 Since it was for a political campaign he was required to notify the FEC, which he didn't.

My mom was a library board member in a tiny little town for 35 years. She had to file 20+ pages of financial disclosures every year (my dad was not happy about it). I'm sure if someone tried to audit they would find something not done 'properly' -- and I'm sure that the Cruz filing has been amended now.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 05, 2016 01:33 PM (MIKMs)

659 Who wants to live where all the men want to do is fight?

To be fair, they drank a lot in the film as well.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 05, 2016 01:33 PM (39g3+)

660 Interesting that MUMR doesn't have to change initials to go from Mitt Romney to Marco Rubio. Bad omen?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 05, 2016 01:33 PM (kTF2Z)

661 Is Ace dead?



I mean someone should check, right?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 05, 2016 01:30 PM (659DL)


The shower is taking longer than he anticipated.

Posted by: Peter at February 05, 2016 01:33 PM (TOk1P)

662 Seen many off-the-wall comments signed by never-seen-before handles of late.

A bit jarring, like running into advertising spam, but always enjoy the regulars' replying with things like

Concern
[ ]not noted
[x]noted

Posted by: mindful webworker - sock watcher at February 05, 2016 01:33 PM (6oPFc)

663 Since it was for a political campaign he was required to notify the FEC, which he didn't.

That is the problem.

What a fiend.

Posted by: TurboTax Timmy at February 05, 2016 01:34 PM (326rv)

664 He did do a three hour podcast with DrewM last night. Maybe it drove him mad.

===

Blooper reel had them laffing it up while doing invocations for Cthulhu

Posted by: Bigby's Jazz Hands at February 05, 2016 01:34 PM (3ZtZW)

665 628
I always looked at it more that in a field of assholes, he was a standout.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 05, 2016 01:34 PM (iHjB5)

666 Dear thread I thought I was enough for you.

Posted by: willow at February 05, 2016 01:34 PM (q7RRK)

667 657 Mad dog , you trained me to never do that link thingy.
Posted by: willow at February 05, 2016 01:32 PM (q7RRK)


I see, Willow. Like most women, you are blaming a man for your linkophobia. But you are a grown woman, and you can make the decision to click the link, or cower in your corner in fear. Choose!

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 05, 2016 01:34 PM (xWW96)

668 Right now, the market is depressed. Very depressed. Thanks, Fredo, you fuckingmuzzie buggering marxist.



Prozac up!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 01:35 PM (KUNWw)

669 "Oil prices will come up when the market demands it. It's supply and demand at it's simplest."

I said a couple of weeks ago that the oil price collapse began because of oversupply, but that now we were down into a zone where the price collapse is continuing further still because of slack demand: the economy is flat on its ass and unmoving.

That assessment continues unaltered.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 05, 2016 01:35 PM (noWW6)

670 A replacement jump jet should have been designed as a stand alone. The jack of all trades crap is killing the F-35.
Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 05, 2016 01:19 PM (LXJ1e)

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Hey .... at least they gave the F35 a gun.

Posted by: The F4 Phantom at February 05, 2016 01:35 PM (8XRCm)

671 653 I'm not flat-out sold on helicopters, either. They can get awful fragile.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 05, 2016 01:32 PM (xq1UY)


They work great when people don't confuse those helicopters designed to fight and those designed to carry shit.

Posted by: jwest at February 05, 2016 01:35 PM (Zs4uk)

672 Cromwell out-monstered the other monsters, and it wasn't close.

Nah, historically he wasn't any worse than the others. He just had a much better army and was a better general. Cromwell changed how militaries worked, and his model for the army was what England adapted from that point on because it was so effective.

It was a professional army rather than knights and then rabble with pitchforks. The troops were taught discipline and respect for their job, a sense of honor and importance. The knights were not allowed to just trample the infantry to get to glory. It was incredibly effective against old style militaries.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 05, 2016 01:35 PM (39g3+)

673 Is Ace dead?



He only smells like it.

Ewok Rutting Season, you know.




Plus, an overdose of Sex Bucket Cologne Now with extra Rhino Pheromones!

Posted by: naturalfake at February 05, 2016 01:35 PM (0cMkb)

674 Making Machine-Gun Bacon with Ted Cruz


http://tinyurl.com/phwefo2

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 05, 2016 01:35 PM (fWAjv)

675 The shower is taking longer than he anticipated.


Posted by: Peter at February 05, 2016 01:33 PM (TOk1P)


Aww, crep. Peter, put your d*ck away.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 05, 2016 01:36 PM (TOk1P)

676 Hey .... at least they gave the F35 a gun Posted by: The F4 Phantom.>>>

Colt 1911?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 05, 2016 01:36 PM (XtAzU)

677 663 Since it was for a political campaign he was required to notify the FEC, which he didn't.

That is the problem.

What a fiend.




So much worse than turning off credit card verification for campaign contributions, right?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 01:36 PM (KUNWw)

678 643 Outfit?

Posted by: Weasel at February 05, 2016 01:37 PM (6xtq3)

679 For those who don't listen to NPR, they had a "Lunar New Year" report (their web headlline uses "Chinese New Year") from Shanghai this morning. The use of fireworks has been banned within the Shanghai outer ring road. The number of fireworks retailers authorized in Shanghai has been reduced to 84!

Posted by: RioBravo at February 05, 2016 01:37 PM (NUqwG)

680
635 There are some great VTOL aircraft - they're called helicopters.

Can you imagine how much more powerful our armed services could be with only half the money if it was managed properly?



Posted by: jwest at February 05, 2016 01:28 PM (Zs4uk)

Yup.... we had just completed the two greatest one sided large Combat unit operations in History... Desert Strom and the Invasion of Iraq...

So now lets get rid of all the weapons we used... got to lighter units instead of the tanks and APCs which were so effective...

Oh... and buy MANY less worse aircraft that we just used...

Let Gays and Women in....

And change our doctrine from Large Combat, to anti insurgency.... forever...

Oh.... and make the Army and Navy smaller too...

/facepalm

Its like you just won the Superbowl with a Great Coach and Team.... so you fire them all... and change the playbook to some College teams crap...

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 05, 2016 01:37 PM (f7rv6)

681 663 Since it was for a political campaign he was required to notify the FEC, which he didn't.

That is the problem.

What a fiend.




So much worse than turning off credit card verification for campaign contributions, right?
Posted by: rickb223

Absolutely.

Posted by: Rev Al at February 05, 2016 01:37 PM (326rv)

682 BBBZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZTTTTTTT!!!!!!!

- Cobblogger's alarm clock

Posted by: Sponge at February 05, 2016 01:37 PM (xttKs)

683 I think Cromwell did most all he did for pure military necessity.

That satisfied, he'd occasionally indulge his freaky Puritan side.

BTW, St Nicholas' Cathedral became a Protestant cathedral after he left, and remains so to this day. It's got all sorts of cool memorials to soldiers of the Connaught Rangers ("Killed by tiger while hunting in the Punjab...") When I was a kid we were told it was a sin to go into the Cathedral. We now live in much more ecumenical ties.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 05, 2016 01:38 PM (bpn7O)

684 Seen many off-the-wall comments signed by never-seen-before handles of late.

Yeah there's a real flood of commenters terribly concerned about Ted Cruz. The lengths they go to in order to point out something that's supposed to be terrible are truly sad. Ted Cruz defended these guys when he was a lawyer, he must agree with them!!!

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 05, 2016 01:38 PM (39g3+)

685 Hey .... at least they gave the F35 a gun Posted by: The F4 Phantom.>>>

Colt 1911?



Ruger 10/22.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 01:39 PM (KUNWw)

686 Can I ask. What happened to gabe around here. He no longer does podcasts. Was he driven off or tried to move to greener pastures.

Posted by: SH at February 05, 2016 01:39 PM (UG4SD)

687 @670 Funny you'd mention F4. There are probably some old F4 maintainers here, so I'll leave the details up to them. Briefly, until pretty late in its career, you didn't do any fancy maneuvers when the tanks were anywhere near full. There was a need for a baffle in the "spine" tank, and a roll or a tight turn would do terrible things.

A brick can fly. A brick can fly real fast.
But a brick can only fly in a certain attitude.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 05, 2016 01:39 PM (xq1UY)

688 Folks, folks, folks, don't get impatient.

You know that the new rule is no new thread til the art thread comments go over 1000.

And the thread capsizes.

Posted by: mindful webworker - patently patient at February 05, 2016 01:39 PM (6oPFc)

689 Mad dog, I. Choose fear, wisely. I'm trap well.

Posted by: willow at February 05, 2016 01:40 PM (q7RRK)

690 Yeah, the F-35 has a gun. But the pilot has to climb out on the cowling to put the cork back in.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 05, 2016 01:40 PM (xWW96)

691 Hey .... at least they gave the F35 a gun Posted by: The F4 Phantom.>>>

Colt 1911?



Ruger 10/22.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 01:39 PM (KUNWw)

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25mm cannon.


Phantom pilots used harsh language when too close for missiles.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 05, 2016 01:40 PM (8XRCm)

692 Its like you just won the Superbowl with a Great Coach and Team.... so you fire them all... and change the playbook to some College teams crap...



Jerry Jones > Jimmy Johnson > Barry Switzer

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 01:40 PM (KUNWw)

693
Can I ask. What happened to gabe around here. He no longer does
podcasts. Was he driven off or tried to move to greener pastures.Posted by: SH at February 05, 2016 01:39 PM (UG4SD)
__________

I really like him on the podcasts because he does keep some semblance of order without being obnoxious about it.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 05, 2016 01:41 PM (MIKMs)

694 Yeah, the F-35 has a gun. But the pilot has to climb out on the cowling to put the cork back in.
Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 05, 2016 01:40 PM (xWW96)

----

I lold

Posted by: fixerupper at February 05, 2016 01:41 PM (8XRCm)

695 "Prozac up!"


Heh, made me look.

Posted by: Piercello at February 05, 2016 01:41 PM (RXfvh)

696 Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 05, 2016 01:31 PM (bpn7O)

Is it a Fitz-something-or-other type name?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 05, 2016 01:42 PM (GDulk)

697 A brick can fly. A brick can fly real fast.
But a brick can only fly in a certain attitude.




A very pissed off attitude.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 01:42 PM (KUNWw)

698
Have to say, the first hour of looking at a picture of a tree was
somewhat disappointing. The second hour, even more so, with a certain
sense of "haven't we seen this before". But the pace really started to
pick up in the third hour, and now well into the fourth hour it's shaping up to be a
real humdinger with the audience riveted to their seats looking at a tree. Can't wait to see what happens to the tree in Hour #5!

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 05, 2016 01:42 PM (kdS6q)

699 Well by the time they made the F4, they were thinking guns were obsolete and missiles would do everything. Like some today thinking piloted planes are obsolete now and drones will do everything.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 05, 2016 01:42 PM (39g3+)

700 Trained well

Posted by: willow at February 05, 2016 01:42 PM (q7RRK)

701 For those who don't listen to NPR, they had a "Lunar New Year" report (their web headlline uses "Chinese New Year") from Shanghai this morning. The use of fireworks has been banned within the Shanghai outer ring road. The number of fireworks retailers authorized in Shanghai has been reduced to 84!
Posted by: RioBravo at February 05, 2016 01:37 PM (NUqwG)


----------------------------------

Sounds like the Chinese mafia is very much alive and well.

Posted by: Soona at February 05, 2016 01:42 PM (Fmupd)

702 Well hello Emily

No, don't get up.


http://tinyurl.com/hgsaw77

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 05, 2016 01:42 PM (fWAjv)

703 And change our doctrine from Large Combat, to anti insurgency.... forever...

Oh.... and make the Army and Navy smaller too...


One more time: We haven't had to shoot our way into a theater of operations since Inchon.

We are very, very ill-equipped to do so today.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 05, 2016 01:42 PM (659DL)

704 ***BBBZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZTTTTTTT!!!!!!!

- Cobblogger's alarm clock***

Shush. You'll get Maet. You'll get Yoko.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at February 05, 2016 01:43 PM (ZhXqR)

705 Can I ask. What happened to gabe around here. He no
longer does podcasts. Was he driven off or tried to move to greener
pastures.

Posted by: SH at February 05, 2016 01:39 PM (UG4SD)


I would assume it's more the "greener pastures" thing. He needed this place, until he didn't.


That he could be a jerk when he was here, and people didn't exactly roll over for him probably sped his way to places more suited to his viewpoints, but I'm reasonably sure he believes he's better off doing whatever he's doing now. He doesn't miss us, and really, the feeling is mutual.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 05, 2016 01:43 PM (TOk1P)

706 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 05, 2016 01:42 PM (kdS6q)


===

Like watching a painting dry

Posted by: Bigby's Jazz Hands at February 05, 2016 01:43 PM (3ZtZW)

707 You guys let Ace stay up way too late and look what happens. smh

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 05, 2016 01:43 PM (iQIUe)

708 686 Can I ask. What happened to gabe around here. He no longer does podcasts. Was he driven off or tried to move to greener pastures.

Posted by: SH at February 05, 2016 01:39 PM (UG4SD)



Minor break from podcast. Truthfully, places like HA and NRO and the Federalist pay for posts/content. I'm assuming that's why you see more of him there than here.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 05, 2016 01:44 PM (gW5Vg)

709 But, our corrupt and senescent political class is an no longer able to kill and replace obviously failinged programs.

Posted by: Zombie Bob Ross at February 05, 2016 01:44 PM (DL2i+)

710 what is interesting is that this 'Public Servant', who has spent his career mainly as a Government Lawyer, and then Senator...



HAS more than $1 Million to use as that collateral.

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 05, 2016 01:16 PM (f7rv6)

What is interesting about that to you? Tell us more.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 05, 2016 01:45 PM (OrI3J)

711
Can I ask. What happened to gabe around here. He no
Posted by: SH



Working on his resume for the Rubio Justice Department.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 05, 2016 01:45 PM (kdS6q)

712 For crying out loud the speaker things hard.I promise I'll get better

Posted by: willow at February 05, 2016 01:45 PM (q7RRK)

713 Cobblogger's alarm clock***

Shush. You'll get Maet. You'll get Yoko.



But we want the dog.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 01:45 PM (KUNWw)

714 You guys let Ace stay up way too late and look what happens. smh

===

He kept eating cookies! We told him his sugar would drop but then he started banning everyone so we said Geez just eat the cookies!

Posted by: Bigby's Jazz Hands at February 05, 2016 01:45 PM (3ZtZW)

715 Like watching a painting dry

There are some paintings I have to watch wet.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 05, 2016 01:45 PM (xq1UY)

716 You folks think we can push this thing to 1,000 comments before content shows up?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 05, 2016 01:46 PM (gW5Vg)

717 I'm freezing. But it is suppose to hit the 80s this weekend and the 90s next week. Always extremes...

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 05, 2016 01:46 PM (iQIUe)

718 Is this the gun thread?

Posted by: tu3031 at February 05, 2016 01:46 PM (YFFpo)

719 >>You guys let Ace stay up way too late and look what happens. smh


Just don't feed him after midnight.

Posted by: garrett at February 05, 2016 01:46 PM (qqwYn)

720 Like watching a painting dry

There are some paintings I have to watch wet.




Body paintings.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 01:46 PM (KUNWw)

721 Neither of y'all actually read the article, did you?

I don't read Malor any longer. No point in giving him the traffic. Plus anything he writes is usually said better and earlier by other writers.

So he could say something I 100% agree with, but I still won't give him the time of day.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at February 05, 2016 01:47 PM (eytER)

722 It's not our fault he was up late.

The shower made him frisky.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 05, 2016 01:48 PM (1xUj/)

723 You folks think we can push this thing to 1,000 comments before content shows up?
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 05, 2016 01:46 PM (gW5Vg)

---

Prolly not.

Yesterdays art thread post count was inflated because of stupid shit moo moo says and *everybody* jumped his shit.

That was worth at *least* 300 posts.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 05, 2016 01:48 PM (8XRCm)

724 Can't wait to see what happens to the tree in Hour #5!


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 05, 2016 01:42 PM (kdS6q)

I predict they don't move in the fifth hour.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 05, 2016 01:48 PM (OrI3J)

725 Its like you just won the Superbowl with a Great
Coach and Team.... so you fire them all... and change the playbook to
some College teams crap...


-------------------


Jerry Jones > Jimmy Johnson > Barry Switzer

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 01:40 PM (KUNWw)


Both Johnson and Switzer came from the college ranks of course, but Switzer's included much greater experience with paid athletes than Johnson's did.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 05, 2016 01:48 PM (TOk1P)

726 No, it definitely says Gub.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 05, 2016 01:48 PM (rwI+c)

727 716 You folks think we can push this thing to 1,000 comments before content shows up?
Posted by: BCochran1981



Sure.

Marco Rubio would make a great president.
Oh, and crossbows DURING the War of Northern Aggression.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 01:48 PM (KUNWw)

728 Oooh, what's this IMVU thing over on the left? Meet cartoon girlfriends?

Posted by: tu3031 at February 05, 2016 01:48 PM (YFFpo)

729 Funny you'd mention F4. There are probably some old F4 maintainers here, so I'll leave the details up to them. Briefly, until pretty late in its career, you didn't do any fancy maneuvers when the tanks were anywhere near full. There was a need for a baffle in the "spine" tank, and a roll or a tight turn would do terrible things.A brick can fly. A brick can fly real fast. But a brick can only fly in a certain attitude.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 05, 2016 01:39 PM (xq1UY)


---------------------------------


My cousin flew F4's. He loved 'em. At the time, he said it was like flying a limosine with two 427 hemis.

Posted by: Soona at February 05, 2016 01:48 PM (Fmupd)

730 So obama was out there today touting His great economy? WTF?

Posted by: donna at February 05, 2016 01:49 PM (/dSsq)

731 Both Johnson and Switzer came from the college ranks of course, but Switzer's included much greater experience with paid athletes than Johnson's did.


ISWYDT

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 05, 2016 01:49 PM (rwI+c)

732 Sure.

Marco Rubio would make a great president.
Oh, and crossbows DURING the War of Northern Aggression.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 01:48 PM (KUNWw)



Ohhhhhh....so close to being an intelligent human being! Damn shame about being a Rubiobot.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 05, 2016 01:50 PM (gW5Vg)

733 Shoot.
I just found a leak in my big rubber "waterproof" boots.

This is the complaint desk, right?

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 01:50 PM (2tQk+)

734 Is this the gun thread?


Posted by: tu3031 at February 05, 2016 01:46 PM (YFFpo)


BANG!

Posted by: BurtTC at February 05, 2016 01:50 PM (TOk1P)

735 ?Hey is this the early ONT or just a frozen screen?

As peasants we are entitled to BREAD(aka Threads!!!!).

Actually the never-ending morning pic is much like the reality of the GOPe.....

Posted by: Lower Class person whose opinions need to be guided at February 05, 2016 01:50 PM (fC+Kl)

736 >>>Is it a Fitz-something-or-other type name?

No, I'm afraid I'm not named as the descendant of a bastard.

Though, I will say, my father was a difficult man to be around.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 05, 2016 01:50 PM (bpn7O)

737
Yesterdays art thread post count was inflated because of stupid shit moo moo says and *everybody* jumped his shit. That was worth at *least* 300 posts.
Posted by: fixerupper




And there was that hard fought game of "I Spy with my Little Eye" from Post #527 to Post #604.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 05, 2016 01:50 PM (kdS6q)

738 This is abuse, complaints are down the hall.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 05, 2016 01:50 PM (rwI+c)

739 Was looking up sailing lessons for the kid

Can't do it til he's 8yo but very reasonable for a summer thinger.

Posted by: Bigby's Jazz Hands at February 05, 2016 01:51 PM (3ZtZW)

740 ***Switzer's included much greater experience with paid athletes than Johnson's did. ***

I know you snarked but the 90's Hurricanes were paid in cocaine.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at February 05, 2016 01:51 PM (ZhXqR)

741 Shoot.
I just found a leak in my big rubber "waterproof" boots.



Glad it was your boots.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 01:52 PM (KUNWw)

742 No, it definitely says Gub.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 05, 2016 01:48 PM (rwI+c)


AAAAAHH! The pedophile again!! Run away!!!

Sorry... alleged pedophile.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 05, 2016 01:52 PM (TOk1P)

743 Jumps in shower with ace exchange s soap with pumice stone . Turns warm valve off.

Posted by: willow at February 05, 2016 01:52 PM (q7RRK)

744 >>Both Johnson and Switzer came from the college ranks of course, but Switzer's included much greater experience with paid athletes than Johnson's did.

Oh c'mon, The U went pro long before Oklahoma or even Alabama.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 05, 2016 01:53 PM (/tuJf)

745 Jumps in shower with ace exchange s soap with pumice stone . Turns warm valve off.
Posted by: willow at February 05, 2016 01:52 PM (q7RRK)

-----

.....go on.....

Posted by: fixerupper at February 05, 2016 01:53 PM (8XRCm)

746 The DCAU has some truly great cartoons. Much better than their live-action films.

So there's that.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 05, 2016 01:53 PM (DuH+r)

747 Glad it was your boots.
Posted by: rickb223
------------
That's what she said!

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 01:53 PM (2tQk+)

748 Colt 1911?


There's a special door built right into the canopy so the pilot can put his right arm out.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 05, 2016 01:53 PM (8ZskC)

749 By the way, Citibank says the economy is in a deflationary "Death Spiral". Their words.

Posted by: MTF at February 05, 2016 01:54 PM (TxJGV)

750 This is abuse, complaints are down the hall.
Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!


No it's not.

Posted by: Arguer at February 05, 2016 01:54 PM (FkBIv)

751 This is abuse, complaints are down the hall.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 05, 2016 01:50 PM (rwI+c)


No it isn't.

Posted by: Arguments at February 05, 2016 01:54 PM (TOk1P)

752 Jumps in shower with ace exchange s soap with pumice stone . Turns warm valve off.


Wait.


What....?

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at February 05, 2016 01:54 PM (eytER)

753 There's a special door built right into the canopy so the pilot can put his right arm out.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 05, 2016 01:53 PM (8ZskC)

That door ain't for shootin' out of, it's for flipping boogers out of.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 05, 2016 01:54 PM (xWW96)

754 Fixer, I ran, I'm not that stupid.

Posted by: willow at February 05, 2016 01:55 PM (q7RRK)

755 everyone thinks Cromwell was a monster that the noble kings removed to bring peace and joy back to the nation.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 05, 2016 01:26 PM (39g3+)




They think it because he was.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 05, 2016 01:55 PM (493sH)

756 Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 05, 2016 01:50 PM (bpn7O)

Have to admit that "Fitz" is the only name indicator of Norman-hood that I know. Seems like there are a fair number of such names in Ireland (unless that's just in novels, of course).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 05, 2016 01:55 PM (GDulk)

757 Jumps in shower with ace exchange s soap with pumice stone . Turns warm valve off.
Posted by: willow at February 05, 2016 01:52 PM (q7RRK)

I'll be in my bunk.

Posted by: joe at February 05, 2016 01:55 PM (KUaJL)

758 449
dud bombs in London

Well, there were all these French bombs laying around after the surrender and they were on site so....

Think slave labor was a later issue. Tough to preach "quality is job 1" when you get sawdust bread and weak soup twice a day. If you work.

Posted by: Man from Wazzustan at February 05, 2016 01:55 PM (FtrY1)

759
Bill Kristol

Note to @JebBush re your snarky comments about @marcorubio: Rubio is as qualified to be president as G.H.W. Bush was when he ran in 1980.



"Me -- Ambassador to Sweden? Why, what a nice surprise!"

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 05, 2016 01:55 PM (kdS6q)

760 @519 torquewrench: "Since December of 2007 through to today, native-born citizen workers have taken on a net grand total of 186.000 jobs in the Obamaconomy. During the same time period, foreign-born workers took 2,518,000 jobs."

Friday from the White House briefing room, President Barack Obama said it is dismissed the notion that "immigrants and poor people," are taking jobs from the American middle class.

Once again, Obama won't let facts get in his way.
Is it a wonder Trump resonates?

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 05, 2016 01:56 PM (r1fLd)

761 By the way, Citibank says the economy is in a deflationary "Death Spiral". Their words.

Posted by: MTF at February 05, 2016 01:54 PM (TxJGV)




I saw that too. And Barry is doing victory laps over how great the economy is.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 05, 2016 01:56 PM (493sH)

762
That door ain't for shootin' out of, it's for flipping boogers out of.


No, no, no, that's for giving turn signals.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 05, 2016 01:56 PM (LUgeY)

763 Is ace showering again?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at February 05, 2016 01:56 PM (4df7R)

764
mmmmmm..... willow running in a wet t shirt......

Posted by: fixerupper at February 05, 2016 01:56 PM (8XRCm)

765 Jumps in shower with ace exchange s soap with pumice stone . Turns warm valve off.

Posted by: willow at February 05, 2016 01:52 PM (q7RRK)


Hold on, lemme start the 8-track tape...

Wacka wacka bwowwow chucka chucka chucka...

Posted by: Arguments at February 05, 2016 01:56 PM (TOk1P)

766 Funny post about who supports Bernie:

http://www.michellesmirror.com/

Posted by: Lizzy at February 05, 2016 01:57 PM (NOIQH)

767
Christopher Hayes
People think I'm crazy, but still think Kasich is probably most electable general election candidate on R side.

daveweigel
A Kasich/Rubio ticket definitely inspires the most Democratic pants-dampening

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 05, 2016 01:57 PM (kdS6q)

768 Shoot.

I just found a leak in my big rubber "waterproof" boots.



This is the complaint desk, right?

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 01:50 PM (2tQk+)

Slap some gorilla tape on that puppy and you should be leak free.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 05, 2016 01:57 PM (OrI3J)

769 From the sidebar:

Pop quiz, hotshot: Who said the following, SJW or Fox News personality?

This is a trick question as both answers are true.

Posted by: mugiwara at February 05, 2016 01:57 PM (D5hxK)

770 Obviously that door is a critical weapons system, must have added at least a billion to the price.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 05, 2016 01:57 PM (xWW96)

771 Oh for heavens sake, off with the sock.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 05, 2016 01:57 PM (TOk1P)

772 There is such a thing as a "warm water valve?"
This must be a Canadian thing...

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 01:58 PM (2tQk+)

773 College basketball:
So Louisville thinks it can stall sanctions by eliminating itself from any postseason play. Heh
Oh, too bad for you, two seniors who transferred in to get big NBA looks.

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at February 05, 2016 01:58 PM (dQJCS)

774
Heh. The govt now gives you multiple choice in its released statistics.

So either 151,000 jobs created in January or 665,000 jobs lost. BLS gives you a choice. This is your govt on obama.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 05, 2016 01:59 PM (ODxAs)

775
Marco Rubio
We're four days away from the New Hampshire primary. Here are four things you can do to build on our momentum:



#1 - Hold me up so the crowd can see me.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 05, 2016 01:59 PM (kdS6q)

776 Off to have brunch. Y'all will have to carry the thread to 1000 without me. I have confidence in you. You just need the right stimulation.

Sarah Palin in the war amongst some states with a crossbow. And Ginger.

Posted by: mindful webworker - hungrily at February 05, 2016 01:59 PM (6oPFc)

777 I did my best. Nothing is working , so off to reality I must go.

Posted by: willow at February 05, 2016 02:00 PM (q7RRK)

778 The F-35 is designed for extended missions. There is a pee hole drilled in the bottom of the cockpit.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 05, 2016 02:00 PM (xWW96)

779 Comment :


Activate New Thread Bot.

Posted by: eleven at February 05, 2016 02:00 PM (qUNWi)

780
Slap some gorilla tape on that puppy and you should be leak free.
Posted by: redbanzai
--------------
That may be the funniest thing I've ever read.
Thank you. I needed that.

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 02:01 PM (2tQk+)

781 Marco Rubio
We're four days away from the New Hampshire primary. Here are four things you can do to build on our momentum:



#1 - Hold me up so the crowd can see me.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 05, 2016 01:59 PM (kdS6q)


2. Spray can bald spot "remover."

Posted by: BurtTC at February 05, 2016 02:01 PM (TOk1P)

782 #1 - Hold me up so the crowd can see me.


#2 - Bring water.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 05, 2016 02:01 PM (LUgeY)

783 "warm water valve" in Canada, due to bilingualism marked C for Chaud.
In spirit of equality the other one is marked C for Cold. You can't go wrong.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 05, 2016 02:01 PM (xq1UY)

784 774
I chose option C.

Phew. That was some good governing for the day. I'll be off on the links if you need me!

Posted by: Prez Obama at February 05, 2016 02:01 PM (KUaJL)

785 746 The DCAU has some truly great cartoons. Much better than their live-action films.

So there's that.


Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 05, 2016 01:53 PM (DuH+r)



Oh Batman: Bad Blood released. I'll have to go get it.

The Killing Joke is supposed to come out later this year. Possibly with Mark Hamill's return as The Joker.

Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2016 02:01 PM (zt+N6)

786 Seriously, that Gorilla tape is good shit. Miles better than duct tape. It is very strong and stays in place. Expensive though.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 05, 2016 02:02 PM (xWW96)

787 Slap some gorilla tape on that puppy and you should be leak free.


It's bad enough what you do to ducks to make duck tape, why don't you leave us the hell alone?

Posted by: a rather outspoken gorilla at February 05, 2016 02:02 PM (fbovC)

788 #1 - Hold me up so the crowd can see me.


#2 - Bring water.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 05, 2016 02:01 PM (LUgeY)

-----

#3. Have Phill Collins perform "Ru Ru Rubio".

Posted by: fixerupper at February 05, 2016 02:02 PM (8XRCm)

789 Note to @JebBush re your snarky comments about @marcorubio: Rubio is as qualified to be president as G.H.W. Bush was when he ran in 1980.

Ummmm...no.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 05, 2016 02:03 PM (659DL)

790 Where, oh where, can our Ewok be...

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Feel the Bern! Bernie-Fro's have arrived at the Outrage Outlet! at February 05, 2016 02:03 PM (hLRSq)

791 763 Is ace showering again?
Posted by: MWR
--------------
Don't be silly.
Tuesday's gone with the wind.
Wait 'til next week...

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 02:03 PM (2tQk+)

792 Seriously, that Gorilla tape is good shit. Miles better than duct tape.


That's why it was chosen as the supplier for the hinge on the F-35 cockpit window.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 05, 2016 02:03 PM (8ZskC)

793 Where, oh where, can our Ewok be...
Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Feel the Bern! Bernie-Fro's have arrived at the Outrage Outlet! at February 05, 2016 02:03 PM (hLRSq)

----

Cheating on us with that Twitter hussy.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 05, 2016 02:03 PM (8XRCm)

794 Marco Rubio
We're four days away from the New Hampshire primary. Here are four things you can do to build on our momentum:


Pick up some day laborers at the Home Depot to build that momentum for pennies on the dollar.

Posted by: mugiwara at February 05, 2016 02:03 PM (D5hxK)

795 >>>I will also be in Shannon and Dublin

Well, Shannon puts you in Co. Clare, so previous remarks about the Burren apply.

Doolin's a good place for traditional Irish music. This takes you away from Bunratty Castle, which everyone wants to visit - it's *very* touristy. There's a folk park there which might be worth a visit.

Lahinch has a nice beach, if the weather is good. Don't miss the memorial to "The Travelin' Trollop", a B-24 that crashed at Lahinch during WWII. The Cliffs of Mohir are just up the road from there.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 05, 2016 02:04 PM (bpn7O)

796 The Killing Joke is supposed to come out later this year.




*scribbles furiously.
-Amy Schumer

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 02:04 PM (KUNWw)

797 It's a good thing Twitter will suspend the accounts of those brave Social Justice Warriors making death threats to Ben Shapiro for his daring to tweet about their Saint Trey-Trey. Oh, wait... They allow death threats at Twitter?
BCUZ NARRATIVE BEOTCHES!!11!

Posted by: OK, Thanks, Bye at February 05, 2016 02:04 PM (ucB75)

798 The Killing Joke is supposed to come out later this year.


That was a Monty Python skit 45 years ago.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 05, 2016 02:04 PM (1xUj/)

799 Seriously, that Gorilla tape is good shit. Miles better than duct tape.





That's why it was chosen as the supplier for the hinge on the F-35 cockpit window.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 05, 2016 02:03 PM (8ZskC)


We use it to hold the space shuttle o-rings in place.

Posted by: NASA at February 05, 2016 02:04 PM (TOk1P)

800 773 College basketball:
So Louisville thinks it can stall sanctions by eliminating itself from any postseason play. Heh
Oh, too bad for you, two seniors who transferred in to get big NBA looks.

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at February 05, 2016 01:58 PM (dQJCS)



That never works. They just come down harder.

Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2016 02:05 PM (zt+N6)

801 794 Marco Rubio
We're four days away from the New Hampshire primary. Here are four things you can do to build on our momentum:

Pick up some day laborers at the Home Depot to build that momentum for pennies on the dollar.



(laughing/wheeze like Muttley)

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 02:05 PM (KUNWw)

802 Note to @JebBush re your snarky comments about @marcorubio: Rubio is as
qualified to be president as G.H.W. Bush was when he ran in 1980.


Mr. Kristol. As much as I dislike Bush The Elder, let's see what was on his resume in 1980:

Naval Aviator, 1943. saw combat.
Graduated Yale 1948
In the oil business, immediately after graduation, founded two oil companies and was president of Zapata Offshore to 1964, Chairman to 1966.
Chair of Harris County GOP 1964, representative from 1966-1971
UN Ambassador, 1971-73
Chair of RNC, 1973-74
Was the US Envoy to China, from 1974-75
Director, CIA, 1976-77
Chairmain FIB Houston, part time prof at Rice University, and phone-it-in job at CFR.

What's Rubio got?

Graduated University of Florida 1993
Law degree University of Miami 1996
Elected city commissioner 1998
Florida House of Representatives 2000-2008
Started law firm in 2008, adjunct professor at Florida International University.
US Senator 2011.


Sorry Bill Kristol...I get that Rubio is the great hope for the GOPe, but Rubio has a pretty fucking thin resume.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at February 05, 2016 02:06 PM (eytER)

803 Speaking of "The Travelin' Trollop":

"The crew was taken into custody. However, their captors were not Germans, but the Irish army.

Ireland was neutral in World War II, and the B-24 crew briefly joined Italian and German prisoners being held by the Irish.

But the Americans were treated better, Mr. Miller said. While everyone else ate oatmeal, the Americans got a platter of sausages and a fifth of Irish whiskey every day."

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 05, 2016 02:07 PM (bpn7O)

804 718 Is this the gun thread?
Posted by: tu3031 at February 05, 2016 01:46 PM (YFFpo)

After a certain point, ALL threads are gun threads.

Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at February 05, 2016 02:07 PM (RD7QR)

805 623 Both Cruz were high-level and working. Easy to
have assets like that (no kids yet, etc), so I do not get the problem
there. They got a loan on fixed assets and paid it back.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 05, 2016 01:25 PM (MIKMs)



--------------------



Since it was for a political campaign he was required to notify the FEC, which he didn't.



That is the problem.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 05, 2016 01:28 PM (LXJ1e)

Have you gone and looked to see if your guy ever missed a filing deadline with the federal government or inadvertently left some piece of paper out of a filing that was supposed to be there?
We will wait while you look.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 05, 2016 02:07 PM (OrI3J)

806 Posted by: a rather outspoken gorilla at February 05, 2016 02:02 PM (fbovC)

Shut up and eat your crunchy figs.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 05, 2016 02:08 PM (NA5LM)

807 How serious you are about ice fishing/trap-line-running/backwoods snowmobiling is measured in how many layers of tape you have on your muk-luks. Some people will break down every 10 years or so, get a new pair of Sorels, and slap some duct tape on them when they're still new. Doesn't fool anybody at the bar.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 05, 2016 02:08 PM (xq1UY)

808 Ireland was neutral in World War II, and the B-24 crew briefly joined Italian and German prisoners being held by the Irish.

But the Americans were treated better, Mr. Miller said. While everyone else ate oatmeal, the Americans got a platter of sausages and a fifth of Irish whiskey every day."

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 05, 2016 02:07 PM (bpn7O)



Where do I surrender?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 05, 2016 02:08 PM (493sH)

809 The Killing Joke is supposed to come out later this year.




*scribbles furiously.
-Amy Schumer

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 02:04 PM (KUNWw)



So...lessee...I

*reads*

I shot Batgirl in the spine...a-a-a-a-and raped her...

*reads notes*

Then sent pictures to Commissioner Gordon.

*waits for laughter*

Uh....

*reads notes*


Oh yeah, and I killed some people with Schumer Venom.

*reads notes*


Bwa ha ha....


*reads notes*

*counts on fingers*

...ha.

Posted by: Amy Schumer at February 05, 2016 02:09 PM (0cMkb)

810
Its like you just won the Superbowl with a Great Coach and Team.... so you fire them all... and change the playbook to some College teams crap...

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 05, 2016 01:37 PM (f7rv6)


See, this is what happens when ideas are discussed.

I said one thing and you heard another.

I don't want us to cut the defense budget by half while continuing to do business the same way we do now. That would gut the military.

What I do want is the ability for the executive branch to reorganize and reinvent the military from the ground up. I want to be able to establish bases, manpower levels, weapon systems and everything else based on what makes the U.S. the most powerful force on earth, instead of what congressman sits on what committee.

Some people are convinced that super carriers need to cost 4 billion and a decent fighter is 200 million a copy. I'm not one of those.

I would start from scratch and do things right.

Posted by: jwest at February 05, 2016 02:09 PM (Zs4uk)

811 Well, Shannon puts you in Co. Clare, so previous remarks about the Burren apply.


Oooh. I shall go back in the thread to see what I missed about the Burren.

One magical day I made friends with a dog and we hiked up a hill there. Cow paths and sheep pens made from stone lower down, then diminishing.

Then all sorts of stone structures that were either natural stones falling into cracks, or ancient walls, or aliens.

And everything so weathered at the top that the manmade structures were either 100 years old or 5,000 years old. There was a wife and a newborn in the lodge at the bottom of the hill, and me, a dog, and some Amsterdam hash at the top of the hill.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 05, 2016 02:09 PM (1xUj/)

812 How the heck is this still a thing?

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 05, 2016 02:10 PM (DuH+r)

813 But the Americans were treated better, Mr. Miller said. While everyone else ate oatmeal, the Americans got a platter of sausages and a fifth of Irish whiskey every day."


Hey, where do I surrender?

Posted by: Amy Schumer at February 05, 2016 02:11 PM (8ZskC)

814 Did the Ewok's shower go horribly wrong last night? No happy ending?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 05, 2016 02:11 PM (+Ifkm)

815 I'm trying to picture Amy Schumer doing that Joker/pencil thing and just ....no

Posted by: Bigby's Jazz Hands at February 05, 2016 02:12 PM (3ZtZW)

816 Sorry, but i didn't read 800 comments.
Is L, Elle around?

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 02:12 PM (2tQk+)

817 I still want the chick with the baby in the Dorito's on an airplane commercial.

Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2016 02:12 PM (zt+N6)

818 @814 From the way I'm hearing it, basically he got Willowed.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 05, 2016 02:12 PM (xq1UY)

819 The F-35 is the Bradley Fighting Vehicle of jet aircraft.

Posted by: Fritz at February 05, 2016 02:13 PM (UzPAd)

820 Willow? As in the Winnipeg groundhog?

Oh dear...

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 05, 2016 02:13 PM (+Ifkm)

821 re Steam sale for the Lunar festival (when did this become a thing?)

Any recommendations? Pretty burned out on Fallout and Witcher 3. See that Far Cry 4 is on sale. I thought Far Cry 3 was ok, but the story left me pretty cold. Thoughts?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 05, 2016 02:13 PM (iHjB5)

822
NBC Nightly News
After Donald Trump cancels NH campaign event due to weather, Jeb Bush notes, "My 90 year old mother made it out".



"Yes, I send my 90 year old Mother out into black ice conditions to campaign for me because I'm losing so badly."

"What!? Why is everybody just staring at me!?"

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 05, 2016 02:13 PM (kdS6q)

823 How the heck is this still a thing?


Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 05, 2016 02:10 PM (DuH+r)


We got nowhere else to go!

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Feel the Bern! Bernie-Fro's have arrived at the Outrage Outlet! at February 05, 2016 02:14 PM (hLRSq)

824 Slap some gorilla tape on that puppy and you should be leak free.

Posted by: redbanzai

--------------

That may be the funniest thing I've ever read.

Thank you. I needed that.

Posted by: Chi at February 05, 2016 02:01 PM (2tQk+)


What are friends for, Chi ;-)

Posted by: redbanzai at February 05, 2016 02:14 PM (OrI3J)

825 I want to see more comments about the Burren so I'm not going to tell anyone about the nood.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 05, 2016 02:14 PM (1xUj/)

826 How serious you are about ice fishing/trap-line-running/backwoods snowmobiling



When it's 55 out? Not very.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 05, 2016 02:15 PM (KUNWw)

827 In Russia the men beat up mooselimb molesters. In Texas the girls would have shot them before the guys could do anything.

Posted by: An Observation at February 05, 2016 02:15 PM (1jyp6)

828 As much as I dislike Bush The Elder, let's see what was on his resume in 1980:

Yeah, Bush the Elder wasn't our best president but he was very qualified for the job and excelled at everything he did in those jobs. Plus: war hero.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 05, 2016 02:15 PM (39g3+)

829 821 re Steam sale for the Lunar festival (when did this become a thing?)

Any recommendations? Pretty burned out on Fallout and Witcher 3. See that Far Cry 4 is on sale. I thought Far Cry 3 was ok, but the story left me pretty cold. Thoughts?


Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 05, 2016 02:13 PM (iHjB5)



XCom 2 and Rise of the Tomb Raider are both out though I don't think either are discounted for the sale.

Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2016 02:15 PM (zt+N6)

830 Its like you just won the Superbowl with a Great Coach and Team.... so you fire them all... and change the playbook to some College teams crap... 


That's like the Chip Kelly playbook. I notice that no team out there is fighting to give him a head coach position.

I have to wonder why. Guess I'll just eat my figs and shut up.

Posted by: a rather outspoken gorilla at February 05, 2016 02:15 PM (fbovC)

831 An Poc ar Buile

Is that you, Mr. Kitson?

Posted by: IrishEi at February 05, 2016 02:15 PM (E6RIJ)

832 Fritz, um wrong.

The correct analogy with the F-35 is TFX the Sequel. And if you don't know the TFX story, then well take up knitting.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 05, 2016 02:16 PM (+Ifkm)

833 Flee to the new thread before this one collapses on itself!

Flee!

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Feel the Bern! Bernie-Fro's have arrived at the Outrage Outlet! at February 05, 2016 02:17 PM (hLRSq)

834 After Donald Trump cancels NH campaign event due to weather, Jeb Bush notes, "My 90 year old mother made it out".



"Yes, I send my 90 year old Mother out into black ice conditions to campaign for me because I'm losing so badly."

"What!? Why is everybody just staring at me!?"


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 05, 2016 02:13 PM (kdS6q)

Didn't she urge him not to run? Is he the special education project of the family so they all feel too bad to just tell him to pack it in?

Posted by: redbanzai at February 05, 2016 02:17 PM (OrI3J)

835 @828 He drove a Studebaker.
Cruz does not have a Studebaker.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 05, 2016 02:17 PM (xq1UY)

836 Good time for Uranus jokes?

Posted by: Weasel at February 05, 2016 02:17 PM (6xtq3)

837 Corgis

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 05, 2016 02:17 PM (+Ifkm)

838
That's like the Chip Kelly playbook. I notice that no team out there is fighting to give him a head coach position.

I have to wonder why. Guess I'll just eat my figs and shut up.

Posted by: a rather outspoken gorilla at February 05, 2016 02:15 PM (fbovC)


That's because the 49ers hired him on January 14.

Posted by: buzzion at February 05, 2016 02:18 PM (zt+N6)

839 has someone checked in on Ace?

Posted by: chemjeff at February 05, 2016 02:18 PM (lVU49)

840 >>>Have to admit that "Fitz" is the only name indicator of Norman-hood that I know

"Fitz" means "bastard son of".

Irish has no such notion, so "Fitz" is translated as "Mac", meaning "son of".

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 05, 2016 02:19 PM (bpn7O)

841 >>>Is that you, Mr. Kitson?

Sadly, no.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 05, 2016 02:20 PM (bpn7O)

842 I'm trying to picture Amy Schumer doing that Joker/pencil thing and just ....no

Posted by: Bigby's Jazz Hands at February 05, 2016 02:12 PM (3ZtZW)



How about a magic trick?


*pulls out pencil, sticks it upright in table*


I'm gonna make this pencil disappear.


*sits on table*


Ta-Da! It...It's gone!!!!

Posted by: amy Schumer IS The Joker at February 05, 2016 02:20 PM (0cMkb)

843 FIRST FIRST I'M FIRST TODAY

Posted by: Bernie Sanders at February 05, 2016 02:21 PM (zgHLA)

844 NOOD!

... just in case you missed it.

Posted by: johnd01 at February 05, 2016 02:23 PM (ukNFU)

845 Sadly, no.
~~~
You should probably be glad! Just asking because there are a fair number of them in Clare (many near the coast, Doonbeg) with similar roots.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 05, 2016 02:23 PM (E6RIJ)

846 >>>many near the coast, Doonbeg

On my father's side, my family's originally from the Laois/Offaly region. My mother's side is from Galway, which is where I grew up.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 05, 2016 02:31 PM (bpn7O)

847 That's a lot of comments for some badly painted birch trees.

Posted by: somejoe at February 06, 2016 04:39 AM (iAo8J)

848 ping

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 09, 2016 07:23 AM (zBh66)

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