EMT 2/5/16 The First World edition. [krakatoa]

Edgar Mitchell died yesterday.

I know. The name doesn't ring many bells.

Edgar was the 6th man to ever walk on the moon, forty-five years ago.

Forty-five years. It has been forty since the last time a human being (Harrison Schmitt) has set foot on any rock other than Earth.

Forty years in the past, the first world was the place where miracles of science coupled with indomitable spirit to do the impossible lifted the hopes and dreams of the human race.

Forty years ago, the apolitical scientific method for empirical studies of chemistry, physics & math based on actual data still trumped the politicized sciency-tific madness of psychology & climatology & math based on fabricated data.

Now we spend our resources chasing rainbows and unicorns, and man's sole mission to escape this rock Earth that will otherwise ultimately be our tombstone has been sacrificed to the gods of progressivism.

Because the First World is no longer interested in science, or the survival of the survival of its long-distant progeny.

It is only interested in its own temporal sense of worth, a value derived by how much one tribe can compel another to bow to the first tribe's god.

RIP, Edgar Mitchell. You were one of the very last of the very best of human endeavor.

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1 Bacon
Good morning again horde

Posted by: Skip at February 06, 2016 06:01 AM (HWcaz)

2 Space is not a safe space,
No one can hear you scream

Posted by: Skip at February 06, 2016 06:03 AM (HWcaz)

3 FIRST IN NH, FIRST ON THIS THREAD.

Posted by: Donald J. Trump at February 06, 2016 06:07 AM (ML24Y)

4 First, because the previous comments are by "Skip".

Posted by: Donald J. Trump at February 06, 2016 06:08 AM (ML24Y)

5 Good Morning. That is all.

Except for those peeps that are letting me live in their gray matter. And stuff.

Posted by: Tim in GA at February 06, 2016 06:10 AM (1eYr7)

6 Trump is appropriating Skips position

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at February 06, 2016 06:20 AM (QPdNE)

7 Curse you Bernie! I'll get you and your little dog too!

Posted by: Hillary! at February 06, 2016 06:26 AM (Y0vrN)

8 read the interview with joe montana at usa today, shocking what he's gone through physically.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 06, 2016 06:26 AM (WTSFk)

9 Good Morning Morons. Today is Saturday, February 06, 2016. On this day in 1778 France officially recognized the United States as a separate country. Thank you Ben Franklin and the battle of Saratoga.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 06, 2016 06:26 AM (t2KH5)

10 Republicans say Fiorina should be included in the ABC debate. Why?


http://tinyurl.com/zuxtaux

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 06, 2016 06:27 AM (t2KH5)

11 Too hot to launch a rocket. Moose out front would have told you, but he's frozen.

Posted by: fluffy at February 06, 2016 06:27 AM (AfsKp)

12 FBI says Scankles lied about e-mail probe. No shit, her lips were moving. But since this was testimony before congress will she be charged? Hahahaaha, not a chance in hell.


http://tinyurl.com/j3fw8ua

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 06, 2016 06:27 AM (t2KH5)

13 Remember House Democrats bitching about the cost of the Benghazi committee investigation? Well the Democrats don't remember either.


http://tinyurl.com/j3fw8ua

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 06, 2016 06:27 AM (t2KH5)

14 Terrorist groups are vetting islamic preachers for our prisons.


http://tinyurl.com/gnozu6x

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 06, 2016 06:28 AM (t2KH5)

15 The EPA issues a half-assed protest to the Supreme Court over objections by a bunch of States for their illegal climate regs which the court has already shutdown three times. I guess they think at least one liberal judge will change his mind.


http://tinyurl.com/z9mlhp5

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 06, 2016 06:28 AM (t2KH5)

16 GE corporate headquarters are moving from CN to Boston. Why?


http://tinyurl.com/z4eq6po

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 06, 2016 06:28 AM (t2KH5)

17 Schlalfy calls RINO Rubio a liar.


http://tinyurl.com/hjkuc4f

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 06, 2016 06:29 AM (t2KH5)

18 Trump hammers Obama for ignoring illegal alien gangs in the US. But you would never know about this if you always read or watch the news from the alphabets.


http://tinyurl.com/gusod33

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 06, 2016 06:29 AM (t2KH5)

19 >>> 10 Republicans say Fiorina should be included in the ABC debate. Why?

She has no business being here.

Posted by: John Kasich at February 06, 2016 06:29 AM (AfsKp)

20

Damn miracles do happen. A federal judge has ordered the IRS to pay the legal costs of a man who had his money seized in an illegal forfeiture case. But knowing how the government works the man will probably die before he gets the money.


http://tinyurl.com/hczb9ms

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 06, 2016 06:29 AM (t2KH5)

21 MD gun grabbers lose in federal court.


http://tinyurl.com/zsmnbxf

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 06, 2016 06:30 AM (t2KH5)

22 Ramorez


http://tinyurl.com/j5ewpmx


That's it for today folks.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 06, 2016 06:30 AM (t2KH5)

23 Most people are morally and intellectually deficient. They need to be raised properly. They are not very "resilient" or robust so that they can recover from buggy teaching and a shitty upbringing. So if leftist sleazes fcuk with the educational system as they have, most people will buy into their bullshit. They won't recover and grow out of it. So the whole thing can be broght crashing down within one generation. Maybe we do need eugenics in this sense: every fertilized egg should havd its dna checked and augmented to make sure the person will have a robust moral sense, be self critical, evaluate claims on merits and not on rhetorical games.

Posted by: angela urkel at February 06, 2016 06:33 AM (ML24Y)

24 Thank you Vic. Your gift of your time and effort is much appreciated.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 06, 2016 06:34 AM (u82oZ)

25 Good morning!

Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 06, 2016 06:34 AM (u82oZ)

26 RIP, Edgar.
Related! I checked one off the "lifelong dream" list the othe day and got a job at Kennedy Space Center!

Posted by: Cathy at February 06, 2016 06:37 AM (Va9Q4)

27 Earthbound. Something I never thought we would be.

My take: The money for progress has been and is being stolen by government to fund interlocking criminal gangs. The NASA engineers were resistant to corruption that reduced safety margins. So no more space program.

Fraud rules, and the country as a whole gets negative ROE.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 06, 2016 06:38 AM (u82oZ)

28 In Pa our attorney general Kathleen Kane still cannot practice law, the Eric Holder plan isn't working for her very well.

Posted by: Skip at February 06, 2016 06:41 AM (HWcaz)

29 If you thought Saturn V was cool, you tube "America's Rocket space launch system" and watch that video about what's coming next.

Posted by: Cathy at February 06, 2016 06:42 AM (Va9Q4)

30 morning! Thanks for the news, Vic.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 06, 2016 06:42 AM (UpGcq)

31 One small snip for man. One giant leap for transkind.

Posted by: Buzz Caitlyn at February 06, 2016 06:43 AM (ML24Y)

32 About a week ago saw a blog article on how Democrats continue to throw the block causing much cost overruns in committee investigations

Posted by: Skip at February 06, 2016 06:44 AM (HWcaz)

33 If you thought Saturn V was cool, you tube "America's Rocket space launch system" and watch that video about what's coming next.
Posted by: Cathy
.............
meh.. I'm waiting for the space elevator!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 06, 2016 06:46 AM (UpGcq)

34 28
In Pa our attorney general Kathleen Kane still cannot practice law, the Eric Holder plan isn't working for her very well.

Posted by: Skip at February 06, 2016 06:41 AM (HWcaz)


She is lucky that she hasn't been in jail yet. Only a Democrat can be found guilty of all the felonies she committed and not go to jail.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 06, 2016 06:47 AM (t2KH5)

35 33. Ugh, I don't even like regular elevators.
[suspiciously eyes person standing a little too close.]

Posted by: Cathy at February 06, 2016 06:48 AM (Va9Q4)

36 Thank you Ben Franklin and the battle of Saratoga.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 06, 2016 06:26 AM (t2KH5)


Ah yes, the Battle of Saratoga. And the hero of the Battle of Saratoga became a traitor later. Funny that. My favorite (perhaps apocryphal) story about ol' Eggs Benedict Arnold was this: While interrogating a captured American officer, Arnold (unknown to the officer) asked him what would happen should Arnold be captured by the Continental Army. The officer calmly replied they'd cut off his left leg and bury it with full military honors (wounded at the Battle of Saratoga), and hang the rest of the sonuvabitch.

Of course, this was back when Americans, event nascent ones, had balls. Now we have a traitor in Hillarity! running for the Presidency -- and she has decent odds to win.

Posted by: RickZ at February 06, 2016 06:50 AM (Ix+HS)

37
One small snip for man. One giant leap for transkind.

Posted by: Buzz Caitlyn at February 06, 2016 06:43 AM (ML24Y)
______________________

I am soooooo stealing this.

Posted by: Kudzu King at February 06, 2016 06:51 AM (CU2RV)

38 Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again--my Savior and my God!


Psalm 43:5

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 06, 2016 06:53 AM (w4NZ8)

39 38. Amen.

Posted by: Cathy at February 06, 2016 06:54 AM (Va9Q4)

40 Thanks for the news, Vic. BTW, the links for #'s 12 and 13 both go to the same 'Hillary misleading about email probe during debate, former FBI agents say' story.

Posted by: RickZ at February 06, 2016 06:55 AM (Ix+HS)

41 Of course, this was back when Americans, event
nascent ones, had balls. Now we have a traitor in Hillarity! running
for the Presidency -- and she has decent odds to win.

Posted by: RickZ at February 06, 2016 06:50 AM (Ix+HS)


When I lived in Saratoga I managed to wankle time to visit that battle site even while working 12 hour days 7 days a week. If I recall correctly the only thing they had there was a steel plaque on a post. Big letdown.


And it looks like things have not changed.
http://tinyurl.com/hgqul8v

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 06, 2016 06:58 AM (t2KH5)

42 Is deflation hitting the gun market?

I'm not an expert at following internet sales, but I watch a couple of places.

CDNN Sports has the Ruger American 30.06 for $300. If they offer a short-barreled .308 at that price I'll have to buy one.

Remington 597's are $150. I know everybody wants a Ruger 10-22, but I have this rifle and it's just fine. I wouldn't trade mine for a 10-22.

Well, maybe I would. They also have 10-22's in wood for $200.

I don't actually buy from internet sites. I have a pretty high-volume dealer locally who almost always beats internet prices. I'm just thinking that it's time to pay close attention to his sales.

CDNN Sports:
http://tinyurl.com/j3c8kqt

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 06, 2016 07:01 AM (u5gzz)

43 G'Morning all, Syrians in Canada are not happy with homes being offered to them.

http://tinyurl.com/jal3tgj

Guess they would've been happier in Syria, we should've left them there

Posted by: canuckjack at February 06, 2016 07:05 AM (SN74r)

44 are we celebrating the news that there will be new production of DeLorean vehicles by going back in time AoSHQ Moron style?

February 06, 2016
EMT 2/5/16 The First World edition.

Posted by: Strategic Corporal USMC at February 06, 2016 07:05 AM (IiVgV)

45
Played a video game in 1994 called "Outpost". It was sort of a simcity type game in which the player developed an outpost on a distant world and tried to get to to survive and thrive. The manual for it talked about all the sorts of disasters that Earth faces that have to potential to wipe out mankind, SMOD, solar flares, disease, etc. It made me realise that we need to spread out if we wish to survive.
Looking at how little we have accomplised since the heyday of the space race makes me sad.
Oh well, fingers crossed for Space X and the other private enterprises reaching for the stars.

Posted by: Darth Randall at February 06, 2016 07:05 AM (KlVdw)

46 And MacLaren's exposition on on Psalm 43:5

No effort at tranquillising our hearts is wholly lost; and no attempt to lay hold upon God is wholly in vain. Men build a dam to keep out the sea, and the winter storms make a breach in it, but it is not washed away altogether, and next season they will not need to begin to build from quite so low down; but there will be a bit of the former left, to put the new structure upon, and so by degrees it will rise above the tide, and at last will keep it out.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 06, 2016 07:07 AM (w4NZ8)

47 Fix for #13


13
Remember House Democrats bitching about the cost of the Benghazi
committee investigation? Well the Democrats don't remember either.


http://tinyurl.com/jetgar2




Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 06, 2016 06:27 AM (t2KH5)

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 06, 2016 07:07 AM (t2KH5)

48 Yes, women in combat is going to work great. Look at who they were going to put in a combat engineer role until she went AWOL.

http://tinyurl.com/j42mftq

BTW, she has a husband and two kids.

Posted by: WOPR at February 06, 2016 07:10 AM (LTDSy)

49 RIP Cpt Mitchell. Yours was an elite cadre of pilots and scientists, willing to risk it all for the true advancement of mankind.

Although my personal contributions don't even register on the scale in comparison, I'm incredibly proud to have walked the same hallways as Grissom, Armstrong. Chaffee, and Cernan.

Posted by: Dissonant Cognizance at February 06, 2016 07:13 AM (4C9aX)

50 Marine drives 2000 miles to reunite with cat that helped his PTSD:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zhb5qrd

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 06, 2016 07:13 AM (w4NZ8)

51 43 G'Morning all, Syrians in Canada are not happy with homes being offered to them
~~~

Nunavut would be better. Send them there.

Posted by: fluffy at February 06, 2016 07:15 AM (AfsKp)

52 I feel bad not to have remembered his name. Sad to have walked on the moon and not even be remembered by those who were alive then.

Posted by: Mrs SOB at February 06, 2016 07:16 AM (gIYzw)

53 Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad?


No one's forcing you to read Vic's links.

Reading Ps 43, I can just picture Obama, Hillary or a gropey fake refugee cackling in triumph. I don't see any signs that the petitioner's prayer will be answered.

Posted by: angela urkel at February 06, 2016 07:18 AM (ML24Y)

54 Baby Whisperer-Cat helps put trying baby to sleep.

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/latest-news/

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 06, 2016 07:20 AM (w4NZ8)

55 Good morning! What a great day.
*reads post*
Aaaaand now I'm depressed.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 06, 2016 07:26 AM (/ciMI)

56 Fwiw krak. Schmitt was the second-to-last man on the moon. Eugene Cernan boarded the module just after him...

Posted by: Dissonant Cognizance at February 06, 2016 07:30 AM (4C9aX)

57 No one's forcing you to read Vic's links

LOL.
Nope, and although I thank him for his time and effort, I generally don't read them because I don't need a daily dose of bad news in the morning. I sometimes put little hopeful little snippets up on the "mourning" thread to encourage myself and others. If we look at the dark all the time that's all we see.

Psalm 43 is-as you know-a psalm of David, who despite his sin-was a man after God's own heart
Hillary and Obama aren't, although I'm sure God would like them to get themselves right with him.
When I read the Psalm I don't think of Hillary; I think of Daviid. And Hillary doesn't strike me as happy person. Would I like to have some of her wealth-well, yes but not the rest of her life, Fortunately, many of us here have spouses who love us and/or people around us who are friends-not because they want to get things out of us-but because they've known us for years and genuinely like us. And if we don't have either of those things we may have children who love us and, we don't have to Secret Service protection all the time. We e don't have to worry that a criminal indictment for using e-mail in a criminal fashion is around the corner. I think I have far more blessings than Hillary has. As for Obama, I chose not to think of him at the moment, I'm just enjoying a bright new morning and looking forward to a walk.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 06, 2016 07:35 AM (w4NZ8)

58 Republicans say Fiorina should be included in the ABC debate. Why?
Posted by: Vic-

Because there's no undercard for her to perform in this time around, she's polling better than other candidates who will be there, she has more delegates than Christie (one!), and why the hell does ABC get to determine who America listens to?

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 06, 2016 07:35 AM (/ciMI)

59 Mornin'.

Posted by: Weasel at February 06, 2016 07:38 AM (e3bId)

60 I can't get no satisfaction.

I blame Resting Bitchface.

Posted by: Mick Jagger at February 06, 2016 07:42 AM (u5gzz)

61 Morning to all Morons. I am off to work on Pinewood Derby cars. This is the Boy/Cub scout Scouting for Food weekend. If you get an empty bag on your door handle, fill it up with canned goods, and Scouts will pick them up next Saturday.

Posted by: Picric at February 06, 2016 07:43 AM (QnQ+g)

62 Fenelon,
Thanks for... well, just being you.
Personally, I enjoy your little bits of happy. Nice to see something uplifting.


*just sent an email, btw. Sorry it took so long to reply.

Posted by: Chi at February 06, 2016 07:44 AM (2tQk+)

63 Good morning all.

From this date in 1944- The EZ Dog Journal (dual entry for this date)

Feb 6, 1944 (AM)
Nearing Anzio at 0900. Should dock soon. About 8 or 10 shells came into harbor as we came in.

Feb 6, 1944 (PM)
Docked about 1030. Moved down to Nettuno, VI Corps HQ. Shells dropping in town all day. Put up for night in a pink house in Nettuno. Quiet night.




Gee, I wonder if German artillery observers like the color pink. More to come.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 06, 2016 07:45 AM (NeFrd)

64 61 If you get an empty bag on your door handle, fill it up with canned goods, and Scouts will pick them up next Saturday.

Posted by: Picric at February 06, 2016 07:43 AM (QnQ+g)


Here they normally leave it on the mail box out front and then come by and pick it up in the evening.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 06, 2016 07:47 AM (t2KH5)

65 Oh. And, good morning, hordelings.
Here's to a great weekend...

Posted by: Chi at February 06, 2016 07:48 AM (2tQk+)

66 Weatherman is calling for rain and snow today and Monday.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 06, 2016 07:50 AM (t2KH5)

67 Put me down as being in favor of Carly in the debate. If those other 'also rans' are eligible, she should be too.

Otherwise it plays to the democrats 'war on women' agenda. Plus, she's always interesting.

Posted by: ugg boots at February 06, 2016 07:55 AM (fbovC)

68 Through yonder window seeps the cold grey gloom of another day.

Posted by: Willis Castlightly at February 06, 2016 07:58 AM (uql4h)

69 Posted by: Chi at February 06, 2016 07:44 AM (2tQk+)

Hi, Chi

Thanks

I didn't take long at all. :^) I will write you back later today or tomorrow. I'm a little behind on e-mail.

Have a good day!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 06, 2016 07:58 AM (w4NZ8)

70 Did Mitchell ever punch anyone in the nose for claiming that the Moon Landing was a Hoax? If not he is no real Astronaut.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Dump Trump! Luze with Cruz! at February 06, 2016 08:00 AM (WVsWD)

71 I stopped paying any attention to the weatherman, Vic.

He can't correctly predict whether or not the sun will rise tomorrow.
I prefer to look at the thermometer outside my bathroom window, then walk outside with my cup 'o Joe (although, if I had V8 in the fridge, today might merit a bloody mary).

2 straight days of non-stop rain here. Judging by the backyard, I'd say 3" plus.

Posted by: Chi at February 06, 2016 08:00 AM (2tQk+)

72 Thanks to Vic for his depressing posts about current news and the inherent perfidy in ouo government!

And thanks to Fenelon for administering an antidote!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 06, 2016 08:00 AM (n22zQ)

73 As for Obama, I chose not to think of him at the moment, I'm just enjoying a bright new morning and looking forward to a walk.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke


Thanks FS. Actually, what cheers me the most from your posts is that there are still a few people like you left. It's not all vile delusional leftists, or cynical angry bastards like me.

Posted by: angela urkel at February 06, 2016 08:00 AM (ML24Y)

74 Good morning, horde.

My fellow Cruzers need to buck up. Ted is running a great campaign. He kicked Q4 fundraising, which is why it isn't getting much play. NH is *not* a place where Ted is supposed to perform well. They like liberal GOPers there, but he is campaigning there as a conservative anyway.

Chins up!

I'm taking most of the day off today withMr Y-not to get some much-needed perspective. Life is good.

Gardening Thread should be up around noon Eastern, give or take.

Posted by: Y-not at February 06, 2016 08:01 AM (t5zYU)

75 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 06, 2016 08:02 AM (KCxzN)

76 Weatherman is calling for rain and snow today and Monday.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 06, 2016 07:50 AM (t2KH5)

Yep. Ed on WPDE says we could get rain or snow.

No mention of frozen precip from NWS here at work.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 06, 2016 08:02 AM (oxcYa)

77 Posted by: ugg boots at February 06, 2016 07:55 AM (fbovC)

As much as I hate to see another "corporate mistress of the universe" type running for president, she's got at least as much to offer as Christie!

I'll always wonder if she was in Romney's binder full of women.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 06, 2016 08:05 AM (n22zQ)

78 Don't believe it's been mentioned that Edgar Whitcomb died, too.
He's been talked about here in the past. Army Air Corps, escaped from Corregidor by the approved method of swimming shark-infested waters, sailed the Atlantic and Mediterranean solo in his 70's, governor of Indiana, and lived alone in a cabin in the woods until he died there in his sleep. He was only 98. A stud.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 06, 2016 08:06 AM (xq1UY)

79 76 Yep. Ed on WPDE says we could get rain or snow.



No mention of frozen precip from NWS here at work.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 06, 2016 08:02 AM (oxcYa)


Weather Underground is calling for rain or snow here through Monday. I think they get their weather from NWS.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 06, 2016 08:08 AM (t2KH5)

80 Thanks FS. Actually, what cheers me the most from your posts is that there are still a few people like you left. It's not all vile delusional leftists, or cynical angry bastards like me.
Posted by: angela urkel
--------------
Yep. Well said.
Imagine the smile you'd have if you got an email out of nowhere from such an upbeat person. We're lucky to have her. She's definitely a keeper.

Y-not,
Good for you. Enjoy your day.
I'm in a particularly good mood this AM, so I hope that is spreading.

Posted by: Chi at February 06, 2016 08:09 AM (2tQk+)

81 Yes, women in combat is going to work great. Look at who they were going to put in a combat engineer role until she went AWOL.

http://tinyurl.com/j42mftq

BTW, she has a husband and two kids.

Posted by: WOPR at February 06, 2016 07:10 AM (LTDSy)
____________________

~cough-cough-cough,,cough,,cough,,~

I'd hit it....

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 06, 2016 08:09 AM (CU2RV)

82 I want to see Carly in there too. She's much more interesting than the rest of the dweebs.

Posted by: Oldbuffalo at February 06, 2016 08:10 AM (/pOl7)

83 Since the kid woke me up so early this morning, I went trolling through social media waiting for the sun to come up.

Soooo much stupid. We don't deserve to survive as a species.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 06, 2016 08:11 AM (oVJmc)

84 Every minute Carly gets to speak is one minute Kaich doesn't. Let her in.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 06, 2016 08:12 AM (oVJmc)

85 And bring back the Volstead Act while we're at it.

Posted by: Hillary Rodham at February 06, 2016 08:13 AM (/pOl7)

86 Really enjoy Schlafly nut-punching Marco, though. I've read it three times.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 06, 2016 08:16 AM (oVJmc)

87 Wifey just got up. Said her and some members of the bridge club were going to dinner and the movies this evening. I told her it was going to snow. She doesn't do well with snow. She lost it one time after snow on the way home from work and left the road and rolled the car end over end.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 06, 2016 08:16 AM (t2KH5)

88 "Jindal endorses Rubio for president"

Too bad. I thought he had real potential, but I'll never listen to anything the asshole says again.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 06, 2016 08:16 AM (u5gzz)

89 Thanks, chi.

We're going down to Nashville today to check out Vandy, hit some museums, and have an early supper.

Posted by: Y-not at February 06, 2016 08:17 AM (t5zYU)

90 Um, Vic -
I'm just thinking out loud here, but maybe you should run into town, get dinner fixin's & a movie, and host the bridge club at your house tonight?
Maybe get a couple extra bottles of wine to make it tolerable?

Posted by: Chi at February 06, 2016 08:20 AM (2tQk+)

91 Ed only made one spaceflight, but what a flight it was. I believe his passing leaves but 7 of the 12 men that walked on the moon. Neil Armstrong, Pete Conrad, Jim Irwin, Alan Shepard and now Edgar Mitchell are gone and the others are all well into their eighties.

Posted by: two of spades (promotion pending) at February 06, 2016 08:20 AM (Xlh4y)

92 jindal is supporting rubio?

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 06, 2016 08:22 AM (0O7c5)

93 90
Um, Vic -

I'm just thinking out loud here, but maybe you should run into town,
get dinner fixin's a movie, and host the bridge club at your
house tonight?

Maybe get a couple extra bottles of wine to make it tolerable?

Posted by: Chi at February 06, 2016 08:20 AM (2tQk+)

Evidently they have had this planned for a while and probably would not be subject to change. Maybe she can get someone else to drive. I know there is at least one woman in the club who used to live in NY.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 06, 2016 08:22 AM (t2KH5)

94 Fenelon @ 46: That's a lovely passage. I'm an atheist, but even I can appreciate that. I've never heard or read that one before.

And hey, the last few of Vic's news reports were actually good news. I'm focusing on those.

Posted by: Pastafarian at February 06, 2016 08:24 AM (pCf+a)

95 Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 06, 2016 08:16 AM (u5gzz)

Guess those famous sweet political deals in Loosiana are still being made!

Posted by: H. Long at February 06, 2016 08:25 AM (RrDm2)

96 Too bad. I thought he had real potential"
They all have real potential, the potential to screw us over and grab as much money and power as can be had

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at February 06, 2016 08:25 AM (QPdNE)

97 IIRC, Jindal used his last gasps as a candidate to do a Trump hit-job.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 06, 2016 08:26 AM (oVJmc)

98 What an odd little rant. Rather ironic to be lamenting the death of SCIENCE! with an emotional appeal to some idealized past, where things happened all sciency. Unlike today, when everyone bows and scrapes in front of false gods...

Nice story. Except, not really true. You know that, right?

Science has ALWAYS been plagued by shoddy research, and the good stuff shines through anyway, not because YOU study dirt and compounds of chemicals. It happens in all disciplines, even the so-called soft sciences. Because the way to the truth is the way to the truth.

If you violate it, you get something other than the truth. And why is it being violated? Not because of peesighkollagy, and all those other BAD sciences! It's being done because the researches who chase research dollars often find themselves within an environment where solid research methods are minimized in the services of an orthodox set of beliefs.

It can happen anywhere. And does. Mainly in those same two places where it tends to: Government and Universities.

Don't worry so much about science being corrupted by psychology and climatology. Figure out who the funders are, and what their agenda is, and that will give you a much clearer idea of where we've gone wrong.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 06, 2016 08:26 AM (Dj0WE)

99 When my parents lived in western NC, one of their neighbors was a transplant from a town about 50 miles from where they came from in north Ahia. And he would always go on about how these Southerners just couldn't drive in the least little bit of snow and how funny that was.

So after about a year of that, there was a teeny little glazing of ice on the road, and sure enough he was the one out of the whole town to slip, slide, do a 720 degree turn and take out a bridge abutment. Coming from The Nawth doesn't give you any special dispensation when conditions get really bad. He shut up after that.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 06, 2016 08:27 AM (xq1UY)

100 Pasta, will you be around at noonish (Eastern)? I want to make sure you'll be "on" the Gardening thread when it goes up.

Posted by: Y-not at February 06, 2016 08:28 AM (t5zYU)

101 Too bad. I thought he had real potential"
They all have real potential, the potential to screw us over and grab as much money and power as can be had
Posted by: Velvet Ambition at February 06, 2016 08:25 AM (QPdNE)

97 IIRC, Jindal used his last gasps as a candidate to do a Trump hit-job.
Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 06, 2016 08:26 AM (oVJmc)


Once again, politicians surprise us by acting like politicians.


Lying on our backs, Charlie Brown, Lucy, football, signed documents. Some assembly required.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 06, 2016 08:30 AM (Dj0WE)

102 Y-not. I read your Gardening posts with interest. Building a house ten acres of former hay field in central NC that I am going to try and turn into a semi-permaculture haven for me and mine. I expect many, many mistakes in my future.

Posted by: jjod3 at February 06, 2016 08:32 AM (3UYA8)

103 Y-not -- yep, I'll be home all day. I'll pop in at around noonish.

Posted by: Pastafarian at February 06, 2016 08:32 AM (pCf+a)

104 84 Every minute Carly gets to speak is one minute Kaich doesn't. Let her in.

...I think someone needs a hug!!!

Posted by: John Kasich at February 06, 2016 08:33 AM (INxoa)

105 Last time we went to the moon I was in first grade.

A sad reminder.

But hey we have Twitter so there's that.

Posted by: blaster at February 06, 2016 08:34 AM (2Ocf1)

106 99 So after about a year of that, there was a teeny
little glazing of ice on the road, and sure enough he was the one out of
the whole town to slip, slide, do a 720 degree turn and take out a
bridge abutment. Coming from The Nawth doesn't give you any special
dispensation when conditions get really bad. He shut up after that.


Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 06, 2016 08:27 AM (xq1UY)

I've heard that Southerners can't drive in the snow my whole life. The last time heard that I asked them when was the last time they drove in the snow when the snow plows were not running. No answer just a dumb look. And then I told them about the time I have to drive home from work on Christmas day in Saratoga after it had snowed all night and I was the first car on the road.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 06, 2016 08:35 AM (t2KH5)

107 Looks like Pa and NJ might get some snow Monday night into Tuesday. Temps might be a little high, so it might end up a sloppy mess of rain, sleet, freezing rain, followed by snow, then sleet to finish. We'll see.

The weather people aren't hysterical yet which is unusual.

Posted by: ugg boots at February 06, 2016 08:36 AM (fbovC)

108 Mom has a picture of me standing in front of the TV in diapers watching the moon landing.
I can't believe how old I got all of the sudden.

(Yes, I know. I will now remove myself from your beautiful lawn...)

Posted by: Chi at February 06, 2016 08:38 AM (2tQk+)

109 Advice request for the Horde:
I'm heading down to the Greenville Spartanburg area next week and have a serious hankering for some good BBQ. Any recommendations?

Posted by: That SOB Van Owen at February 06, 2016 08:38 AM (Zd3Kw)

110 26 RIP, Edgar.
Related! I checked one off the "lifelong dream" list the othe day and got a job at Kennedy Space Center!
Posted by: Cathy at February 06, 2016 06:37 AM (Va9Q4)


Congratulations!

Posted by: rickl at February 06, 2016 08:39 AM (sdi6R)

111 99
So after about a year of that, there was a teeny little glazing of ice on the road, and sure enough he was the one out of the whole town to slip, slide, do a 720 degree turn and take out a bridge abutment. Coming from The Nawth doesn't give you any special dispensation when conditions get really bad. He shut up after that.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 06, 2016 08:27 AM (xq1UY)


Yeah, ice is ice, no matter where you're from.

Posted by: rickl at February 06, 2016 08:41 AM (sdi6R)

112 109
Advice request for the Horde:

I'm heading down to the Greenville Spartanburg area next week and
have a serious hankering for some good BBQ. Any recommendations?

Posted by: That SOB Van Owen at February 06, 2016 08:38 AM (Zd3Kw)


Too bad my grandson is not here now. He went to college in Greenville.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 06, 2016 08:41 AM (t2KH5)

113 "The name doesn't ring many bells."

Geez, Krak. Way to honor the man with a big downer article. What is this, Monday?

Morning, glorious Earthlings!

And to strange visitors from other worlds. (Raises coffee cup to Mitchell.)

Posted by: mindful webworker - moon struck at February 06, 2016 08:46 AM (H/5vA)

114 Telegraph UK : Global Recession on the way like nothing we've ever seen before. Apparently South Africa could fall into recession; it's that bad.

and a female TV journalist complains about the 'wretched and cowardly men' who groped her. She's a journalist and should know better, 'cowardly' isn't the word she is looking for.

Posted by: Willis Castlightly at February 06, 2016 08:46 AM (upinl)

115 Vic,
I can't help but wonder - what movie does the bridge club plan to see?
Do you even know?

Mom has a birthday next week (78!), and for something different, I planned on taking her to dinner and maybe a movie. So far, she has shown a little interest in "Deadpool" but I wouldn't know what else is out these days.
Yes. Seriously. She's a little weird. But pretty damned cool.

Posted by: Chi at February 06, 2016 08:47 AM (2tQk+)

116 That's good craic, krak

Posted by: Phone of kari at February 06, 2016 08:48 AM (3a6MD)

117 Hmm. The post seems oddly downbeat for such a famously optimistic site. Balance I guess.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 06, 2016 08:49 AM (rwI+c)

118 Good morning all. Fiorina actually won a delegate so ABC presuming to overturn real live voters.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 06, 2016 08:51 AM (MIKMs)

119 Vic, I'll probably sniff some out somehow. Some of the best I ever had was in a little hole in the wall in Fort Lauderdale of all places. But damn, I have a craving like a fiend for his dope or a drunkard his wine!

Posted by: That SOB Van Owen at February 06, 2016 08:51 AM (Zd3Kw)

120 Morning, all

Thanks for the links, Vic, and the Psalm, Fenolon!

Chi, found out last night my octogenarian parents are really into the Hunger Games movies. Heh.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 06, 2016 08:52 AM (NOIQH)

121 I can't help but wonder - what movie does the bridge club plan to see?

Do you even know?



Mom has a birthday next week (78!), and for something different, I
planned on taking her to dinner and maybe a movie. So far, she has shown
a little interest in "Deadpool" but I wouldn't know what else is out
these days.

Yes. Seriously. She's a little weird. But pretty damned cool.

Posted by: Chi at February 06, 2016 08:47 AM (2tQk+)


Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
Ride Along 2 (2016)

one of those

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 06, 2016 08:52 AM (t2KH5)

122 NOOD

Posted by: Y-not (@moxiemom) at February 06, 2016 08:52 AM (t5zYU)

123 Thanks Rickl! Super stoked!

Posted by: Cathy at February 06, 2016 09:00 AM (Va9Q4)

124 Y-not: They [NH] like liberal GOPers there, but he [Cruz] is campaigning there as a conservative anyway.

Doesn't he know that he has to be an accent-faking shape-shifting chameleon to succeed?

Posted by: mindful webworker - Cruz/Bridenstine 2016 at February 06, 2016 09:06 AM (H/5vA)

125 Vic, thank you for all the work you do in bringing these stories to us.

Posted by: An Observation at February 06, 2016 09:08 AM (fEtHS)

126 Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.
-NaCly Dog

Fraud rules, and the country as a whole gets negative ROE.
-NaCly Dog

I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again--my Savior and my God!
-FenelonSpoke

I don't see any signs that the petitioner's prayer will be answered.
-angela urkel

I'm in a particularly good mood this AM, so I hope that is spreading.
-Chi

Soooo much stupid. We don't deserve to survive as a species.
-Pappy O'Daniel

Man! It's just an emotional roller-coaster here this morning!

I blame Krak's post. Viz:

Good morning! What a great day.
*reads post*
Aaaaand now I'm depressed.

-Turd Ferguson

Posted by: mindful webworker - mood ringing at February 06, 2016 09:14 AM (H/5vA)

127 Advice request for the Horde:
I'm heading down to the Greenville Spartanburg area next week and have a serious hankering for some good BBQ. Any recommendations?

Posted by: That SOB Van Owen at February 06, 2016 08:38 AM (Zd3Kw)

A little late...
Right town/wrong Carolina if you want good BBQ. Sorry.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 06, 2016 09:15 AM (oxcYa)

128 Are journalists suppose to be some sort of protected class and everyone else not so much? She had to expect to be assaulted. What's scary that over a month after the mass NYE assaults, the thugs are still doing it.

assaults
rapes of men women children
murders

Nothing has changed and only gotten worse.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 06, 2016 09:16 AM (iQIUe)

129 It's ironic to see you mourning Edgar Mitchell's passing as a symbol of the demise of hard-headed, empirical science. Mitchell was a big believer in psychic powers and founded the Institute of Noetic 'Sciences.'

Posted by: RNB at February 06, 2016 09:28 AM (DjjZJ)

130 Apollo wasn't about trying to colonize some distant planet; it was one-upping the commies in rocketry.

But, OK.

I remember walking with my kid, back when she was 8 or 9, and I pointed up to the Moon, and said, "You know, when I was your age, we had some guys get in a rocketship, went up to the Moon, walked around for a while, and then got back in and came back home." She gave me that, "You are so full of it!" look.

Posted by: Optimizer at February 06, 2016 09:35 AM (/q6+P)

131 Moonwalkers still with us: Buzz Aldrin, Alan Bean, Dave Scott, John Young, Charlie Duke, Gene Cernan and Jack Schmitt.

Posted by: Alf767 at February 06, 2016 09:43 AM (wZv1w)

132 We used to love science. Our modern elites just love loving science.

Posted by: Global Warming made Hillary cheat at February 06, 2016 09:47 AM (FFIoe)

133 Mitchell was a big believer in psychic powers and founded the Institute of Noetic 'Sciences.'

That's pretty trippy, though I've never heard of them.

It just goes to show, you never know about people.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 06, 2016 09:47 AM (rwI+c)

134 symbol of the demise of hard-headed, empirical science"

?Que?

More like a symbol of hope and exploration. Unlike, say, Muslim outreach..

Posted by: anon a mouse - now with more puppy! at February 06, 2016 09:51 AM (C9pBZ)

135 I don't know where to get BBQ in Spartanburg, but you ought to get a chili cheese half and half at the Beacon

Posted by: tmitsss at February 06, 2016 09:51 AM (Pa9vP)

136 Don't drink the Cheerwine!

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 06, 2016 10:06 AM (OvUux)

137 Vic--You'll be heartened to know that the Parks Service has done a great job at Saratoga. I was there with my son about 10 years ago. They've put up a sort of audio tour of the battlefield---at each stop they've got a recording of what took place there. There are also detailed permanent displays. I was pretty impressed.

Posted by: burke at February 06, 2016 10:18 AM (dsrlq)

138 Advice request for the Horde:
I'm heading down to the Greenville Spartanburg area next week and have a serious hankering for some good BBQ. Any recommendations?
Posted by: That SOB Van Owen at February 06, 2016 08:38 AM (Zd3Kw)


SOB: Absolutely have a recommendation.

The problem with bbq almost everywhere is that they cook most their fare on Sun/Monday, then serve that same food all week, so by the end of the week, the food is shit.

When wife and I lived in Simpsonville, a gentleman named "Big Al" opened a small roadside bbq that has grown nicely over the years, now with sit down service.

He cooks his food daily, and serves until it runs out for the day. On top of being fresh, his wife has come up with the best dry rub I've ever had.

Get him to talk about his history -- Al has had an interesting life.

Here's the address: 2131 A Woodruff Rd, Greenville, SC, 29607

Here's the number : (864) 627-4227... worth calling ahead because it's been years since I've been there and I can't guarantee they are still open.

Posted by: krakatoa at February 06, 2016 10:19 AM (RCS9o)

139 The Apollo astronauts were a special breed of awesome, but it doesn't take a government to get us off this rock.

Posted by: Mentor of Arisia at February 06, 2016 11:05 AM (W5t09)

140 Well put indeed Krakatoa.

Posted by: davisbr at February 06, 2016 11:53 AM (xk+SM)

141 I know Dr Harrison Schmitt. We have served together on several geological committees over the past several years.

He absolutely, totally hates Obama's guts..

Posted by: TexasJew at February 06, 2016 12:14 PM (fLIcF)

142 @131 12 of us have walked on the Moon, the most exclusive club ever. Sadly down to seven living.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 06, 2016 12:48 PM (rs5De)

143 Jim Baen was writing back in the late 1980's about how as awesome an accomplishment as the Apollo Program was, it was a failure in that it accomplished its goal by bypassing what would have ultimately been more useful technologies (the X-20 and what would have followed from it) and by making it inevitable that once the immediate goal was accomplished and the competition was won, funding would collapse and the program would enter the equivalent of a depression. Not to mention the unfortunate lesson that having the government throw huge amounts of money at something was the right way to get things done. We need to get out to the moon--and beyond--again, but we need to do it in a way that won't be abandoned when we reach big shiny goals.

Posted by: M. Scott Eiland at February 06, 2016 02:54 PM (p11g/)

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