EMT 2/13/16 [krakatoa]

Apologies for the delay

Is it too late to vote in the New Hampshire Primary? I may be within 300 miles of their border in another week.

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1 Good Morning.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Dump Trump! Luze with Cruz! at February 13, 2016 06:50 AM (WVsWD)

2 Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at February 13, 2016 06:50 AM (BkhW6)

3 Missed it by that ( ) much.
Have firsts for 7 days running.

Posted by: Skip at February 13, 2016 06:51 AM (BkhW6)

4 Good morning!

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

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 13, 2016 06:51 AM (u82oZ)

5 I do not understand the words 'good' and 'morning' together.

Posted by: RickZ at February 13, 2016 06:51 AM (Ix+HS)

6 "I do not understand the words 'good' and 'morning' together."

All I have to do is look at my Wife. Then look at my Kids. Any day they share my day starts off as a Good Morning.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Dump Trump! Luze with Cruz! at February 13, 2016 06:54 AM (WVsWD)

7
Let's see American companies shipping good middle class jobs to Mexico.

American
companies in sourcing H1B's to replace good paying hi-tech jobs
and forcing their American counterparts to train them.

American
companies and businesses with the full imprimatur of a lawless federal
government, importing and employing millions upon millions of
foreigners, mostly Mexican in low paying jobs squeezing out our
indigenous labor pools on the lower socio-economic strata.

Every strata of the economic strata except the very very rich and the very very poor being squeezed.

And a FED that is running out of tricks to keep the plates spinning and the EBT checks flowing.

Shit's going to get real interesting real soon.


Posted by: Kreplach at February 13, 2016 06:55 AM (WVvzl)

8 or as you say in Germany to hopefully not a musie: Guten Morgen

Posted by: colin at February 13, 2016 06:56 AM (nZqLE)

9 Is it too late to vote in the New Hampshire Primary?

Never too late, never too dead and never too illegal.

Bienvenidos, amigo!

Posted by: DNC at February 13, 2016 06:56 AM (zYV5P)

10 Morning, Horde.

Posted by: fluffy at February 13, 2016 06:57 AM (AfsKp)

11 Guten Morgen, temp just dropped to 0 F

Posted by: colin at February 13, 2016 06:58 AM (nZqLE)

12 I wrote good morning until Thursday, that morning my house was in the high 50's because my heater quit. I did wish the horde one though just that mine was not starting well.

Posted by: Skip at February 13, 2016 06:59 AM (BkhW6)

13 Mein Gott!! Es ist null Gerat ausser!

Drang nach die Hugel!!!

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Dump Trump! Luze with Cruz! at February 13, 2016 07:01 AM (WVsWD)

14 I think Trump just picked up 1400 votes in Indiana.

Posted by: Kreplach at February 13, 2016 07:06 AM (WVvzl)

15 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 13, 2016 07:07 AM (KCxzN)

16 A very quick analysis of Venezuela's governments distortion of the econmy

http://preview.tinyurl.com/h4nve7l

Posted by: Kindltot at February 13, 2016 07:09 AM (q2o38)

17 No news this morning. Slept too late.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 13, 2016 07:10 AM (t2KH5)

18 No news this morning. Slept too late.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 13, 2016 07:10 AM (t2KH5)

No news is good news. Nothing to angry up the blood.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Dump Trump! Luze with Cruz! at February 13, 2016 07:11 AM (WVsWD)

19
Venus just rose here. The sky is lightening. Waiting on the new coffee pot to finish its first pot. Hope it's not too windy today to fire up a couple of brush piles.

Good morning...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at February 13, 2016 07:12 AM (xRA8Q)

20
I think Trump just picked up 1400 votes in Indiana.
Posted by: Kreplach at February 13, 2016 07:06 AM (WVvzl)


What, you mean with a shovel? Personally?

Posted by: Some ex-secretary of state at February 13, 2016 07:15 AM (q2o38)

21 Took a load of trash to the dump yesterday and spent a few minutes prowling in the attached Book Barn. Nothing OregonMuse-worthy, alas, but I did run into Vermin Supreme and his wife (yes, there is a Mrs Supreme).

He was leaving as we arrived, so I didn't get to thank him for promising that his administration would use only fluoridated water for waterboarding, or make arrangements for my Free Pony.

I almost didn't recognize him without the boot on his head.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 13, 2016 07:16 AM (iW5Mq)

22 Morning horde. Dad is coming to town today to be interviewed about his time in the AF and Nam by #2 son for a school project. Should be interesting.

Part of his prep was watching the video of my Grandpa made by the Veterans History Project back in the 90s. Grandpa Bud served in WW2 and Korea. 2 Purple Hearts in WW2 and had a enemy round deflected of his LT's bars in Korea. I still have the bars with the big dent in them. He was quite a guy.

Posted by: freaked at February 13, 2016 07:19 AM (BO/km)

23 "I think Trump just picked up 1400 votes in Indiana."

I doubt it. Carrier is a union shop that supported billy jeff twice and king putt twice. They supported globalist polis and get surprised when their jobs finally travel somewhere else on the globe.

Hope their funemployment is fruitful.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Dump Trump! Luze with Cruz! at February 13, 2016 07:19 AM (WVsWD)

24


DAY 1,194

269 to go (342 to Inauguration Day )

Muzzies, Marxists, Maoists, Mau-Maus, MFM's, Moochelle, Mao-suits, McCain's, McConnell's, Mahdi megatons, machiavellian Mississippi mudslingers, McAuliffe's, Maduro's, MIRV's, Mexifornians, McKesson's, Mizzou malefactors, mewling mattress-myth manufacturers, marriage maimers, menacing Mozillan 'mo's, Myrmidons, Mugwumps, Monrovian microbes, mutants, malcontents, malthusians, maniacs, malignant medical mandates, martial law, miscreants, microaggressors, minions, maladjusted masochistic multiculturalists, momzers, mamalukes, mooks, mopes, mariuoli, meeskeits, maricons, marauders, malodorous militants, menstruating mons veneri, malfunctioning Moron microsites and miscellaneous meshugas notwithstanding.



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 07:19 AM (zLP1L)

25 Sorry those are Captain's Bars there are two.

Posted by: freaked at February 13, 2016 07:20 AM (BO/km)

26 18 No news is good news. Nothing to angry up the blood.
Posted by: Tim in Illinois Dump Trump! Luze with Cruz! at February 13, 2016 07:11 AM (WVsWD)


You'll always have us.

- - The Eternal Joo

(GIANT sarc tag)

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 07:21 AM (zLP1L)

27 Good morning all.

From this date in 1944- Anzio/Nettuno, Italy

Feb 13, 1944 - The EZ Dog Journal
Clear and warmer. Our troops driven back from Carroceto. Consolidating. Arty shells keep coming into Nettuno. Our bombers over all day long. As per usual Gerry put on a night bombing raid. Hit fort, town, arty positions and front lines. Little damage.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 13, 2016 07:23 AM (NeFrd)

28 @20

Not with a shovel, with pro-American rhetoric.

Slap a 25% import tariff on carrier air conditioners to pay for the unemployment benefits for the 1400 people laid off.

http://tinyurl.com/z62j3u7

This has been the most illuminating and clarifying of election seasons I've got to tell you.


Posted by: Kreplach at February 13, 2016 07:23 AM (WVvzl)

29 Free Speech is Now Racist

Apparently freedom of speech is a tool of "White Supremacy", and only by silencing incorrect speech can people become free... to blindly agree with hard Left racial bigotry.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=10979

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 13, 2016 07:23 AM (vBeA5)

30 When I got up an hour ago it was +5F now minus 5 F -20 C

Getting colder here in the NE

Posted by: colin at February 13, 2016 07:23 AM (nZqLE)

31 26 J.J. You are the GOOD news.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 13, 2016 07:24 AM (u82oZ)

32 LoL J.J.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Dump Trump! Luze with Cruz! at February 13, 2016 07:24 AM (WVsWD)

33 G'morning, all.

Fresh brewed coffee, and a glorious sunrise.

God has given us a beautiful day.

Let's see what the Libs can do to f it up.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 13, 2016 07:24 AM (ptqRm)

34 Posted by: freaked at February 13, 2016 07:19 AM (BO/km)

****


What sorts of questions does the boy have in mind for the 'interview'?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 13, 2016 07:25 AM (NeFrd)

35 omfg got my wife's wtf sickness she had. yay long weekend.

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at February 13, 2016 07:26 AM (Cq0oW)

36 @23

Well Reagan got the unions why not Trump.

How do you think Reagan got two landslides?

Reagan had massive cross-over support from traditional Dem voters.


Trump is going after those voters.


http://tinyurl.com/jbgdw6k



Posted by: Kreplach at February 13, 2016 07:26 AM (WVvzl)

37 28 Posted by: Kreplach at February 13, 2016 07:23 AM (WVvzl)

I have to admit that I do not know the reasons why Carrier is doing what they are doing.

If I were a typical Bernardo Sandino supporter I'd shout "greed" and "capitalism."

Since I am a free market, liberty loving American, I'd say what regulatory burden and insane union regulations and fees have the government and organized labor shackled Carrier with that brought them to this decision?

Get rid of those and maybe those 1,400 jobs would never leave and you'd lay the foundation for Carrier to hire more and real Americans right here in the USA.

Just a thought.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 07:28 AM (zLP1L)

38 CNN: Is Putin playing West for a fool in Syria?
Are they saying Obama is a fool?




Posted by: colin at February 13, 2016 07:29 AM (nZqLE)

39 Morning all

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2016 07:29 AM (mw8Dm)

40 Hmm. Strange. But its still dark out West at 4:31 AM. Say, how does this whole spinning earth rotating around the sun thing work, anyway?

Posted by: Skookumchuk at February 13, 2016 07:29 AM (/WPPJ)

41 What kind of questions

Stuff like why did you join, how did you feel about going to Nam, were you scared, what did you do. Some question willlead to others I'm sure.

Dad served from 59 thru 83 so had a lot of experience other than the year in Nam, 1970. He flew C-130s out of Hawaii for while retrieving spy satellites when they parachuted back to earth. Plucked them right out of the sky with a hook on the back of the plane.

Posted by: freaked at February 13, 2016 07:30 AM (BO/km)

42 My post on the Carrier thing from last Thursday:


24
Thank you Obama, Carrier HVAC is moving 1400 jobs from Indiana to
Mexico. They cite the explosion in "regulatory costs" which is 100%
Obama.


http://tinyurl.com/z62j3u7

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 13, 2016 07:30 AM (t2KH5)

43 31 26 J.J. You are the GOOD news.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 13, 2016 07:24 AM (u82oZ)

32 LoL J.J.
Posted by: Tim in Illinois Dump Trump! Luze with Cruz! at February 13, 2016 07:24 AM (WVsWD)



Heh. Hope to record my first podcast next week with my cohort (not a Moron, but a solid and very funny dude).

And I think CBD has a podcast in the works of Cut Jib as well, so you get a double heaping helping of Hell!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 07:31 AM (zLP1L)

44 Did leftard Richard Dreyfuss really attend a Cruz rally?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Dump Trump! Luze with Cruz! at February 13, 2016 07:31 AM (WVsWD)

45 Is it too late to order a Vermont Teddy Bear for VD?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 13, 2016 07:31 AM (NeFrd)

46 Is it too late to order a Vermont Teddy Bear for VD?

Does it come with a box of condoms?

Posted by: freaked at February 13, 2016 07:32 AM (BO/km)

47 41 Posted by: freaked at February 13, 2016 07:30 AM (BO/km)

Wow. Now that is cool. Maybe something useful like that is in store in the next life for me.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 07:33 AM (zLP1L)

48 Is it too late to order a Vermont Teddy Bear for VD?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 13, 2016 07:31 AM


You'd have to check his campaign schedule.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 13, 2016 07:33 AM (iW5Mq)

49 SentrySafe on Linden Avenue will close by June 2016, according to a release from The Master Lock Company.

Last July, Master Lock Company bought the family-owned SentrySafe for more than $117 million. The nation#8217;s leading manufacturer of personal safes has been in the Rochester area since 1930.

But on Tuesday, Master Lock announced its shifting all of its work to existing locations in Oak Creek, Wisconsin and Nogales, Mexico.


Sentry Safe has been a long time business in the Rochester, NY area, gone 350 jobs...Carrier was a big employer is Syracuse, NY at one time.

Posted by: colin at February 13, 2016 07:34 AM (nZqLE)

50 45 Is it too late to order a Vermont Teddy Bear for VD?
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 13, 2016 07:31 AM (NeFrd)


Does it look like an old, farshimmelt Brooklyn Yid with a little red book in its gnarled fist?

(**idea for SeftonCorp TM)

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 07:34 AM (zLP1L)

51 48 Is it too late to order a Vermont Teddy Bear for VD?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 13, 2016 07:31 AM

You'd have to check his campaign schedule.
Posted by: MrScribbler at February 13, 2016 07:33 AM (iW5Mq)


Figures YOU would beat me to it.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 07:35 AM (zLP1L)

52 Vermont teddy bears were sold out

Beck and Cruz gave em all to kids at the border.

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at February 13, 2016 07:35 AM (Cq0oW)

53 Posted by: freaked at February 13, 2016 07:30 AM (BO/km)


*****

Plucking satellites out of the air with a C-130? Wow. My brother was a C-130 jock during his AF time. Lots of low altitude drops.


Your son could ask Grandpa- "Grandpa, did you ever make a foxhole radio? 'Cause Dad hasn't been able to make ours work!"

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 13, 2016 07:35 AM (NeFrd)

54 Is it too late to order a Vermont Teddy Bear for VD?
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 13, 2016 07:31 AM (NeFrd)


I asked yesterday if people were going celebrate St. Valentine's day with cupidity.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 13, 2016 07:37 AM (q2o38)

55 Figures YOU would beat me to it.


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 07:35 AM


Throw me an obvious line and I'm on it like white on...errrr, stink on...never mind.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 13, 2016 07:38 AM (iW5Mq)

56 Something struck me when watching Grandpa's video interview again. When asked about why he joined in 1939 and if he knew war was coming he said no that he was only aware of the world about 20 feet around him and had no idea what he was getting into.

Later when asked if he thought anything was extraordinary about his service he said "No it was just a job".

Posted by: freaked at February 13, 2016 07:38 AM (BO/km)

57 Beck and Cruz gave em all to kids at the border.
Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at February 13, 2016 07:35 AM (Cq0oW)


Good one Bigby. Original and thoughtful too. Not boring and repetitive at all.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 13, 2016 07:40 AM (q2o38)

58 54 I asked yesterday if people were going celebrate St. Valentine's day with cupidity.
Posted by: Kindltot at February 13, 2016 07:37 AM (q2o3


How about a "Chicago typewriter?"

Although he ain't half-eggplant, Jason Robards did a good job as Al Capone in Roger Corman's "The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre."

Corman was a schlockmeister, but I always thought this was a decent picture.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 07:40 AM (zLP1L)

59 Waiting for one of my real pain in the ass patients...then I get a real treat my cousins and their 2 kids who I actually like but are on the arm, so basically a real piss poor day on the horizon

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2016 07:41 AM (mw8Dm)

60
PS - Look for Jack Nicholson in a very early role for him as a hit man rubbing garlic on his bullets.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 07:42 AM (zLP1L)

61 Your son could ask Grandpa- "Grandpa, did you ever make a foxhole radio? 'Cause Dad hasn't been able to make ours work!"

Dad got his Master's in EE later in his carrer so yea he probably could get it to work. So can I though given a little time. I made several crystal sets and more advanced radios when I was a kid and still work in a field involving electronics.

Posted by: freaked at February 13, 2016 07:42 AM (BO/km)

62 don't really give a shit kindltit

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at February 13, 2016 07:42 AM (Cq0oW)

63 59 Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2016 07:41 AM (mw8Dm)


"on the arm?" No capsisce your lingo.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 07:43 AM (zLP1L)

64 I saw Schlockmeisters on the Arm open for Toad the Wet Sprocket back in '94.

Posted by: fluffy at February 13, 2016 07:43 AM (AfsKp)

65 USS Missouri returning to homeport in Groton

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2016 07:44 AM (mw8Dm)

66 64 I saw Schlockmeisters on the Arm open for Toad the Wet Sprocket back in '94.
Posted by: fluffy at February 13, 2016 07:43 AM (AfsKp)


Never gets old, never gets old . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 07:44 AM (zLP1L)

67 "on the arm?" No capsisce your lingo.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 07:43 AM (zLP1L)


Jewish Family discount----FREE

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2016 07:44 AM (mw8Dm)

68 65 USS Missouri returning to homeport in Groton
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2016 07:44 AM (mw8Dm)


They're moving it from Pearl? Wow, might have to make a trip up there and see Mighty Mo.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 07:45 AM (zLP1L)

69 The politics of the rank and file union members seems to diverge sharply from der fuhrership mostly. Makes one wonder how many would voluntarily sIgn up to keep their masters loaded up with $400 a bottle ValuRite if the actually had a choice.

Posted by: Frumious Bandersnatch at February 13, 2016 07:45 AM (hHQIG)

70 Turns out the owner of the deli in Columbus where the Somali guy did the machete attack is an Israeli-Christian-Arab. Not a Jew.

He had this to say:

"I'm the minor, minor, minor minority of the minorities. So nobody likes me anyways, but thank God we are in America."

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 13, 2016 07:45 AM (NeFrd)

71 67 Jewish Family discount----FREE
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2016 07:44 AM (mw8Dm)

Never heard that one before. Learn something new every day.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 07:45 AM (zLP1L)

72 I've been looking into air conditioning and Carrier is real pricey compared to say the south korea peeps. It was probably a case of management going to the union and asking for consessions to remain competitive, and the union saying, 'Fuck you'.

So now the Carrier name will get dragged through the mud and the union loses jobs. I'm trying to care, but it ain't happening.

Posted by: ugg boots at February 13, 2016 07:46 AM (fbovC)

73 Never heard that one before. Learn something new every day.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 07:45 AM (zLP1L)

Never heard "On the Arm"...wow..where are you from? Brooklyn or something?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2016 07:47 AM (mw8Dm)

74 And just for that Muldoon I am going to string up the antenna this weekend and give it another shot. I don't want to hear any more static about it.

Posted by: freaked at February 13, 2016 07:48 AM (BO/km)

75 I've been looking into air conditioning and Carrier is real pricey compared to say the south korea peeps. It was probably a case of management going to the union and asking for consessions to remain competitive, and the union saying, 'Fuck you'.

So now the Carrier name will get dragged through the mud and the union loses jobs. I'm trying to care, but it ain't happening.
Posted by: ugg boots at February 13, 2016 07:46 AM (fbovC)


No problem all the workers can go to work at McDonalds or Poppyes Chicken

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2016 07:48 AM (mw8Dm)

76 Corman was a schlockmeister, but I always thought this was a decent picture. Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 07:40 AM

Schlock was what made his pictures worth watching. Anyone who went to one of his movies in search of Oscar-worthy performances, good scripts or production values was wasting their time, and everyone knew it.

Can you imagine Steven Spielberg making "Death Race 2000"? Instead of being amusing and occasionally funny -- it WAS Stallone's best film, IMO -- it would have been dull, pretentious and predictable.

And it would have cost at least 20X as much to make.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 13, 2016 07:49 AM (iW5Mq)

77 Jewish Family discount----FREE

The fuggedaboutit plan.

Posted by: no good deed at February 13, 2016 07:51 AM (GgxVX)

78 G'mornin Horde.

3 below, mostly clear, windy.

got coffee.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 13, 2016 07:52 AM (Z8DIA)

79 69 The politics of the rank and file union members seems to diverge sharply from der fuhrership mostly. Makes one wonder how many would voluntarily sIgn up to keep their masters loaded up with $400 a bottle ValuRite if the actually had a choice.
Posted by: Frumious Bandersnatch at February 13, 2016 07:45 AM (hHQIG)


At the risk of opening up a couple of big cans of worms, you have to wonder why union rank and file - with the exception of government employees - still vote mostly Democrat. Unless they by and large don't and it's just their shakedown union dues that prop up the likes of Trumka and the Party.

I understand why the labor movement was founded, but I do not see the need for organized labor in this day and age. I'd say dwindling membership bears me out but the Carrier case illustrates why jobs are leaving the US. Regulatory/tax burdens and the siren call of cheaper labor overseas.

As shitty as this sounds, businesses do not exist to provide jobs and healthcare for employees. They exist to make a profit for their owners and stay in business. The rest of it is at the root of the economic Golden Goose.

Too bad.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 07:52 AM (zLP1L)

80 WI man plants four miles of sunflowers along road in tribute to his late wife:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zhyfzwg

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 13, 2016 07:52 AM (w4NZ8)

81 I don't want to hear any more static about it.


*****

Hey, I'm pulling for you. That kind of stuff is so far outside my skill set it might as well be rocket surgery. I once tried to make an electromagnet that would make a paper clip stick figure dance

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 13, 2016 07:53 AM (NeFrd)

82 ...and failed utterly.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 13, 2016 07:53 AM (NeFrd)

83 "...As he did in 1980, the President also cut strongly into core Democratic
groups like Southern whites and Roman Catholics. Despite the A.F.L.-
C.I.O.'s yearlong effort on behalf of Mr. Mondale, Mr. Reagan got almost
half the voters from union households."

Trumps going after that vote, he's the only one on the GOP side that's going directly after traditional Dem voting constituencies.

Blacks, Union Workers, etc.

I believe if he is the nominee he will win in a landslide.

Posted by: Kreplach at February 13, 2016 07:53 AM (WVvzl)

84 76 And it would have cost at least 20X as much to make.
Posted by: MrScribbler at February 13, 2016 07:49 AM (iW5Mq)


The cool thing about Corman was that he gave so many people their first breaks. Nicholson, Coppola, Scorsese (I believe).

In fact, Corman has a nice cameo on the Senate panel in "Godfather Part 2" as an homage from his protege.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 07:54 AM (zLP1L)

85 Leftists like to insult people by implying a person was home-schooled. Interesting story in link below where 'expert' is confronted with a dozen homeschooled pre-teenagers armed with laptops.

http://www.dataplusscience.com/TableauTeenStory.html

Posted by: ugg boots at February 13, 2016 07:55 AM (fbovC)

86 I think I've heard the phrase 'on the arm' before, but even if I haven't it was pretty clear in context what it meant.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 13, 2016 07:55 AM (gyKtp)

87 don't really give a shit kindltit

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at February 13, 2016 07:42 AM (Cq0oW)


I think the one where you were painting Hitler mustaches on pictures of President Bush pictures was a good one too. Have you tried labeling them "Bushitler" so people don't miss the point?

Posted by: Kindltot at February 13, 2016 07:55 AM (q2o38)

88 80 WI man plants four miles of sunflowers along road in tribute to his late wife:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zhyfzwg
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 13, 2016 07:52 AM (w4NZ


. . . And then is arrested by the EPA and BLM for pollution and desecration of Federal lands.


Seriously, that is a beautiful tribute.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 07:55 AM (zLP1L)

89 My laptop posted that comment before I was finished typing. I'm suffering from premature expostulation.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 13, 2016 07:55 AM (NeFrd)

90 I'm suffering from premature expostulation

It happens to all guys at one time or another. Pacing is the key.

Posted by: freaked at February 13, 2016 07:58 AM (BO/km)

91 WWII vets meets long lost girlfriend after 70 years. He is 91, she is 88:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zaefavj

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 13, 2016 07:59 AM (w4NZ8)

92
On a trip through Andalusia, the miles of endless fields of sunflowers and olive groves we passed were a sight I won't forget.

Truly recommend a trip there before they Moors reconquer the region.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 07:59 AM (zLP1L)

93 Good god there's another GOP debate tonight?

WTF!!!

Didn't the GOP say that they were cutting back on debates?

What is this the 10the debate?

Posted by: Kreplach at February 13, 2016 08:00 AM (WVvzl)

94 Get rid of those and maybe those 1,400 jobs would never leave and you'd lay the foundation for Carrier to hire more and real Americans right here in the USA.

Just a thought.
............
Yeah, maybe.. but they would probably still leave. Their parent company made $2 Billion in profits last year. Fuck 'em.
Slap a tariff on their products and make their move to Mexico even more expensive than if they had stayed.
This is the one reason I will gladly vote for Trump if he gets the nomination.
I despise quite a bit about Trump, but this shit needs to stop.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 13, 2016 08:00 AM (UpGcq)

95 The fuggedaboutit plan.
Posted by: no good deed at February 13, 2016 07:51 AM (GgxVX)

I like that...I think I am going to start using that

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2016 08:01 AM (mw8Dm)

96 93 Good god there's another GOP debate tonight?

WTF!!!

Didn't the GOP say that they were cutting back on debates?

What is this the 10the debate?
Posted by: Kreplach at February 13, 2016 08:00 AM (WVvzl)



One last, final and really, really ultimate attempt to take down Cruz and Trump. This time they really, really, truly think they got them where they want them.

**cue Steiner**

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 08:02 AM (zLP1L)

97 WWII vets meets long lost girlfriend after 70 years. He is 91, she is 88:

*****


Giannina Marie!!! Is that a hamster in my pocket or am I just glad to see you again.


(...if you had read my book you would get it.)

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 13, 2016 08:03 AM (NeFrd)

98 morning all

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 13, 2016 08:04 AM (uZNvH)

99 85- I always say that while not many I think every teenager I've met who were home schooled have impressed me.

Posted by: Skip at February 13, 2016 08:04 AM (BkhW6)

100 Bigger news than the Carrier move is Ford's moves:

Ford is planning to double its vehicle production in Mexico by 2018 as it builds a new plant and expands an existing plant...

They are also moving a big chunk of their transmission and engine assembly to Mexico. All this was announced just a few days ago.

Surely it is no coincidence that that UAW just crammed another big labor agreement down the Big Three's throats.

Instead of a giant sucking sound from Mexico, it is a giant blowing sound from the the unions and the regulatory authorities.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 13, 2016 08:05 AM (gyKtp)

101 On a trip through Andalusia, the miles of endless fields of sunflowers and olive groves we passed were a sight I won't forget.
_______________________

The mustard fields in France are also nice.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 13, 2016 08:07 AM (df5V4)

102 94 Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 13, 2016 08:00 AM (UpGcq)

I have to disagree with you on principle. The reason Carrier is leaving is because of unholy regulations from everyone from EPA to OSHA to you-name-it as well as the union regulations that management must follow, no matter how costly and ridiculous.

Yes labor is cheaper overseas, but you're not considering why it is cheaper. I'm not a special pleader for big business, considering how many are in bed with Uncle Sugar and his Congressional Consiglieres. But it's the system that long ago perverted whatever there was of the free market post New Deal and fucked things up.

As I said, a business exists to make a profit, not to be an employer and health guarantor.

I'm sure it may not be black and white, but the shades of gray are very distinct, IMHO.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 08:08 AM (zLP1L)

103 "Surely it is no coincidence that that UAW just crammed another big labor agreement down the Big Three's throats."

Odd.

A successful parasite knows never to kill the host.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 13, 2016 08:09 AM (ptqRm)

104 Yeah, maybe.. but they would probably still leave. Their parent company made $2 Billion in profits last year. Fuck 'em. 


Were those profits paid out to stock holders? If so, what percentage dividend do those stockholders earn on the money they invest in the company?

Carrier most likely uses other peoples money, pays a modest dividend, but has to compete -like everyone else-- for capital.

Profit isn't really a dirty word. It's a necessary part of capitalism.

Posted by: ugg boots at February 13, 2016 08:09 AM (fbovC)

105 If the Dems, The RINOs, The SHILLs, The Unions, The Courts, and the Socialists keep screwing those who actually produce shit and create real jobs ( not gov jobs) then shit like Carrier will continue. It ain't Rocket Science.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2016 08:10 AM (mw8Dm)

106 103 A successful parasite knows never to kill the host.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 13, 2016 08:09 AM (ptqRm)


More herpes, less AIDS.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 08:10 AM (zLP1L)

107 80 WI man plants four miles of sunflowers along road in tribute to his late wife:

91 WWII vets meets long lost girlfriend after 70 years. He is 91, she is 88:
-------------------
Beautiful stories, Fenelon. Keep those coming!
I knew of Mr. Thomas, then paratrooper vet, as he is from right here in my backyard. Local news did a story, then the donations started pouring in. Kind of rekindles some hope in mankind...

Posted by: Chi at February 13, 2016 08:11 AM (OUpHg)

108 You telling me that "Barbarian Queen II" was schlock?


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 13, 2016 08:11 AM (1ijHg)

109 The mustard fields in France are also nice.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 13, 2016 08:07 AM (df5V4)

But the fields of spaghetti waving in a gentle breeze in Tuscany are simply of an unimaginable beauty!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 08:11 AM (wYnyS)

110 A successful parasite knows never to kill the host.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 13, 2016 08:09 AM (ptqRm)


Socialists and Communists missed that class

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2016 08:11 AM (mw8Dm)

111 IIRC, Reagan ran against Carter in 1980.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 13, 2016 08:13 AM (1ijHg)

112 Law enforcement sources close to the investigation into a machete attack at an Ohio restaurant told Fox News Friday that federal authorities are investigating the incident as a potential lone wolf terror attack.

FBI investigators have not yet found any evidence to suggest the attack was directed by Islamic State or any other foreign terror organization, but federal authorities are still running down the possibility that Mohammad Barry was inspired by terrorist propaganda.

And of course this is getting huge play on the MSM....LMAO

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2016 08:13 AM (mw8Dm)

113 Death Valley superbloom:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/h9dfpgm

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 13, 2016 08:13 AM (w4NZ8)

114 Carrier is a division of United Technologies Corporation (UTX), which has a 2.94% dividend yield.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at February 13, 2016 08:14 AM (5f5bM)

115 "But the fields of spaghetti waving in a gentle breeze in Tuscany are simply of an unimaginable beauty!"

Did you ever make it to the annual harvest?

https://youtu.be/tVo_wkxH9dU

(Autoplay warning)

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 13, 2016 08:15 AM (ptqRm)

116 80 http://preview.tinyurl.com/zhyfzwg
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 13, 2016 07:52 AM (w4NZ

You made the wife cry.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 08:18 AM (zLP1L)

117 I'm watching "Soap" on TV...it was a pretty funny series...probably not PC enough to be on TV now a days

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2016 08:18 AM (mw8Dm)

118 Carrier is a division of United Technologies Corporation (UTX), which has a 2.94% dividend yield.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon

Thank you. My Verizon stock pays about 4% last time I checked. Which is okay in this economy. Not sure I'd want to risk much money on a company that paid less than that.

Posted by: ugg boots at February 13, 2016 08:18 AM (fbovC)

119 You telling me that "Barbarian Queen II" was schlock? Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 13, 2016 08:11 AM

Wasn't just Corman, y'know. The 60s and 70s were full of no-budget movie "producers" who somehow managed to get their stuff on the screen. I saw a lot of those movies, and loved 'em all (unlike my cinema-minded friends who took such epics as "Motorama" and "Laser Blast" -- both Two-Thumbs-Up films, if you ask me -- seriously).

When Russ Meyer died, there was nothing more to see....

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 13, 2016 08:20 AM (iW5Mq)

120 Was reading a article at Legal Insurrection about Sweden and their Muzzy immigrant and the term "asiktskorridor or in English opinion corridor " meaning opinion you can't move outside of.
I think that idea is coming here very quick and in universities has already arrived.

Posted by: Skip at February 13, 2016 08:21 AM (BkhW6)

121 Did you ever make it to the annual harvest? spaghetti harvest

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 13, 2016 08:15 AM (ptqRm)


How come the spaghetti I buy is so stiff and hard? /sac

Posted by: colin at February 13, 2016 08:22 AM (nZqLE)

122 I saw "Barbarian Queen II" and thought "Gee, I missed the original "Barbarian Queen.""

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 13, 2016 08:22 AM (1ijHg)

123
Love that story about the paratrooper and his lost love. A bit bittersweet that she misinterpreted his proposal!

Oh well, it wasn't "b'shairt" as we say in Yiddish/Hebrew.

Or maybe it was in some strange way.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 08:23 AM (zLP1L)

124 Oh well, it wasn't "b'shairt" as we say in Yiddish/Hebrew.

Or maybe it was in some strange way.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 08:23 AM (zLP1L)

Maybe left over "b'shairt"? Or is that even to low for me to say?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2016 08:24 AM (mw8Dm)

125 Duuuuude, a friend of mine is PCSing. They are on the road right now with a truck on the way to deliver their household goods to a house where the landlord backed of the signed lease this morning. That has to be one of the crappiest moving stories I've ever heard. I'm about to start house hunting for them online.

Posted by: no good deed at February 13, 2016 08:24 AM (GgxVX)

126 Did you ever make it to the annual harvest?



...
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 13, 2016 08:15 AM (ptqRm)


No, but my grandfather used to go on a regular basis because he really liked fresh spaghetti! He said it had a taste you just wouldn't believe!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 08:25 AM (wYnyS)

127 CNN: (why do I keep looking at this web site) Kids fleeing to Europe, why are the Europeans being so mean now to them? Its all for the children after all.

Posted by: colin at February 13, 2016 08:25 AM (nZqLE)

128 How come the spaghetti I buy is so stiff and hard? /sac
Posted by: colin at February 13, 2016 08:22 AM (nZqLE)


It does that when it gets ripe and cured.

(Alternately, Sophia Loren pics)

Posted by: Kindltot at February 13, 2016 08:25 AM (q2o38)

129 124 Maybe left over "b'shairt"? Or is that even to low for me to say?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2016 08:24 AM (mw8Dm)


Maybe the way it turned out is the way it was meant to be after all.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 08:26 AM (zLP1L)

130 You made the wife cry.

Well, I'm glad I didn't make her cry for some other reason.

It is a lovely story, isn't it? That would be a sight to see; I always liked sunflowers too.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 13, 2016 08:26 AM (w4NZ8)

131 How come the spaghetti I buy is so stiff and hard? /sac


Posted by: colin at February 13, 2016 08:22 AM (nZqLE)

Fresh picked is the only way to go!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 08:26 AM (wYnyS)

132 Saw "Deadpool" yesterday.

It's a fun and funny superheroish action movie with frequent moments of violence, though nothing too shocking.

The credits and opening of the movie are very well done and give you a feel for exactly the kind of movie that it will be-

esp. if like me you know nothing about the Deadpool character or comics.

Deadpool the character is very much like the old school James Bond wisecracking his way through kills if James Bond was a hideously ugly wisecracking guy with ADD and a 13 year old's sense of humor.

Somehow it all works. Probably due to Ryan Reynolds
giving a star power performance.

The XMen bit falls a bit flat esp. toward the end probably because these are like 4th tier XMen nobody but mega-nerds have ever heard of.

Not an explosively funny movie, but you will laugh out loud several times and have a good time. Along with a few amusing fourth wall breaking moments.


Bonus!!!

If you're a book thread kind of person, who likes fourth wall breaking and characters who violate the whole author/character relationship-

there's a rather funny book titled "At Swim Two Birds" by Flann O'Brien.

It was written in 1939, so a gentler type of humor. Still lots of fun.



Posted by: naturalfake at February 13, 2016 08:28 AM (KUa85)

133 Roger Corman understood one thing: A well-made low budget movie had a greater rate-of-return than a full-blown Hollywood extravaganza.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 13, 2016 08:28 AM (oVJmc)

134 "Fresh picked is the only way to go!"


On sale, this week only!!

Posted by: Whole Foods at February 13, 2016 08:29 AM (ptqRm)

135 Posted by: Kindltot at February 13, 2016 08:25 AM (q2o3

When I can't get fresh, I go to Whole Foods and get the flash-frozen spaghetti (located in the pretentious specialties aisle)!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 08:30 AM (wYnyS)

136 Was reading a article at Legal Insurrection about Sweden and their Muzzy immigrant and the term "asiktskorridor or in English opinion corridor " meaning opinion you can't move outside of. I think that idea is coming here very quick and in universities has already arrived.


The 'Overton Window' in effect. Which is moving courtesy of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. The leftists, of course, are trying to vilify -- in the most vile way including comparison to one of the most heinous mass murderer in history -- in order to narrow this window of acceptable discourse.

Free speech is sadly at risk of becoming a historical footnote.

Posted by: ugg boots at February 13, 2016 08:30 AM (fbovC)

137 No, but my grandfather used to go on a regular basis because he really liked fresh spaghetti! He said it had a taste you just wouldn't believe!
___________

Best thing I ever ate in Italy was lasagne verdi. Melt-in-your-mouth delicious. American lasagna is like chewing on a tire by comparison.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 13, 2016 08:30 AM (df5V4)

138 And JWF brings the feelzgud story of the day

http://tinyurl.com/jz2p5e2

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 13, 2016 08:31 AM (ptqRm)

139 So Mexican immigrants will suck the welfare economy dry here until all the government and unions force US industry jobs relocate there, and then they'll mosey back over the border and leave us with the worthless husk of our once strong and capable country.

Posted by: Gem at February 13, 2016 08:32 AM (c+gwp)

140 Fresh pasta is much better and not hard to make, but the trick is cutting it to size you want.

Posted by: Skip at February 13, 2016 08:32 AM (BkhW6)

141

So awesome! Wish we had one of these on our site.

http://freebeacon.com/judgment-day/

LOL, look at the hair!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 13, 2016 08:32 AM (qCMvj)

142 Best thing I ever ate in Italy was lasagne verdi.
Melt-in-your-mouth delicious. American lasagna is like chewing on a
tire by comparison.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 13, 2016 08:30 AM (df5V4)

Don't think I ever got a bad meal in Italy.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 08:32 AM (wYnyS)

143 Don't think I ever got a bad meal in Italy.
______________________

I did. Made the mistake of ordering pizza there. Just once. Awful.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 13, 2016 08:34 AM (df5V4)

144 Don't think I ever got a bad meal in Italy.
Posted by: Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 08:32 AM (wYnyS)

Yup. I was with my friend who grew up in Italy and we mostly stayed with his family in Calabria and Sicily and I just ate what was put in front of me and had a bottle of wine with every meal.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2016 08:34 AM (mw8Dm)

145 133 Roger Corman understood one thing: A well-made low budget movie had a greater rate-of-return than a full-blown Hollywood extravaganza.
Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 13, 2016 08:28 AM (oVJmc)



THIS.


Years ago, I remember reading that dollar for dollar (budget compared to box office gross) the biggest selling movie of all time was the original "Halloween."

I read that stat in the mid 80s so I have no idea what the champ is today, but I'd wager that "Halloween" is still in the top 10 of any list like that.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 08:35 AM (zLP1L)

146 This morning I had Berry Crunch cereal by Malt-o-meal. Every bit as good as Captain Crunch.

It's made in Malta, you know, so of course it's good! The Captain has to bring his across the ocean on that rickety boat of his, so that's why I go to Double Whole Foods to buy my breakfast cereal.

For the authenticity.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 13, 2016 08:36 AM (Dj0WE)

147 then they'll mosey back over the border and leave us with the worthless husk of our once strong and capable country.

Posted by: Gem at February 13, 2016 08:32 AM (c+gwp)


Sounds like a plan, comrade!
But the good news is that you'll all be equal (except for your rulers of course)!

Posted by: Bernie S Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 08:36 AM (wYnyS)

148 Best thing I ever ate in Italy was lasagne verdi.
Melt-in-your-mouth delicious. American lasagna is like chewing on a
tire by comparison.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 13, 2016 08:30 AM (df5V4)

Don't think I ever got a bad meal in Italy.
Posted by: Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 08:32 AM (wYnyS)


best for me, gelato on the Italian Riviera
it was like a dream

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 13, 2016 08:36 AM (qCMvj)

149 "Don't think I ever got a bad meal in Italy."

We used to have Lumpia making parties at our house on a frequent basis when we lived there.

Fresh, handmade Lumpia, with a nice red...

That's some international good eating right there.

Pro-Tip: the Fil-Am (Filipino-American) society at any Naval instillation is one of the most family oriented, fun and well fed organizations out there.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 13, 2016 08:37 AM (ptqRm)

150 Prager pointed out yesterday this is the only country based on personal liberty. Immigrants all come from big government welfare states so why would they not expect that here? And as I wrote this morning during the debate the old Bolshavik said he wanted every illegal immigrant made a immediately a citizen and Hildabeast agreed.
The gang of 8 bill would have done the same thing.

Posted by: Skip at February 13, 2016 08:37 AM (BkhW6)

151 Don't think I ever got a bad meal in Italy.
______________________

I did. Made the mistake of ordering pizza there. Just once. Awful.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 13, 2016 08:34 AM (df5V4)


I have had poor meals in Italy as well.

Posted by: Amanda Knocks at February 13, 2016 08:38 AM (Dj0WE)

152 Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2016 08:34 AM (mw8Dm)

Sounds like a fantastic visit!

Posted by: Bernie S Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 08:38 AM (wYnyS)

153 I have had poor meals in Italy as well.
Posted by: Amanda Knocks

Golf-Clap

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 13, 2016 08:39 AM (ptqRm)

154 Sounds like a fantastic visit!
Posted by: Bernie S Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 08:38 AM (wYnyS)

It was.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2016 08:39 AM (mw8Dm)

155 I've got to go check the spaghetti sprouts, BBL!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 08:40 AM (wYnyS)

156 I was surprised that Alien was action quite low budget(in fact, they were originally hoping for Corman to do it and it would have bee even lower).The Terminator was another ,made for I think $6 million.Than after that success Cameron went on to make one more bloated mega movie after another.

Posted by: steevy at February 13, 2016 08:40 AM (B48dK)

157 >> The politics of the rank and file union members seems to diverge sharply from der fuhrership mostly. Makes one wonder how many would voluntarily sIgn up to keep their masters loaded up with $400 a bottle ValuRite if the actually had a choice.
Posted by: Frumious Bandersnatch

It is amazing how many of the rank and file don't make the connection between the luxurious lifestyle the union leadership enjoys and the union dues that come out of their pockets.

Posted by: Aviator at February 13, 2016 08:41 AM (c7vUv)

158 41
Dad served from 59 thru 83 so had a lot of experience other than the year in Nam, 1970. He flew C-130s out of Hawaii for while retrieving spy satellites when they parachuted back to earth. Plucked them right out of the sky with a hook on the back of the plane.
Posted by: freaked at February 13, 2016 07:30 AM (BO/km)


Cool! Back in those days they used film cameras, so that was the only way to get the pictures.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corona_(satellite)

"Corona" was a secret code word for the program, and they were called "Discoverer" for the public.

Posted by: rickl at February 13, 2016 08:41 AM (sdi6R)

159 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 13, 2016 08:31 AM (ptqRm)

I love happy endings.

Posted by: BignJames at February 13, 2016 08:41 AM (HtUkt)

160 So Mexican immigrants will suck the welfare economy dry here until all the government and unions force US industry jobs relocate there, and then they'll mosey back over the border and leave us with the worthless husk of our once strong and capable country.Posted by: Gem

It's all really circular. Illegal immigrants collect expensive benefits, taxpayers (including union members) pay higher taxes than they would otherwise, notice a decline in standard of living, become resistant to further pay cuts, employers (while profitable in dollars) have to return those dollars to stockholders, who expect some reasonable return on their invested savings and can take their dollars elsewhere if the return isn't high enough, while management in order to retain their investors takes the enterprise to a country with lower wages.

If only we could change the one part of the equation, what would it be?

*scratches head*

Posted by: ugg boots at February 13, 2016 08:42 AM (fbovC)

161 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 13, 2016 08:31 AM (ptqRm)

I love happy endings.

Posted by: BignJames at February 13, 2016 08:41 AM (HtUkt)


That $50 Dollah extra

Posted by: Asian Masseuse at February 13, 2016 08:42 AM (vBeA5)

162 So the authorities don't believe the deli machete guy in Columbus was "directed by ISIS"?

Well I guess that's a relief. I'd much rather that murderous assholes get their inspiration from a book that tells all adherents of his "religion" to kill the infidel. /s

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 13, 2016 08:44 AM (NeFrd)

163 158 Yes,Ice Station Zebra is a fictional take of a true incident where a film canister was alomst recovered by the Russians.

Posted by: steevy at February 13, 2016 08:46 AM (B48dK)

164 79
I understand why the labor movement was founded, but I do not see the need for organized labor in this day and age.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 07:52 AM (zLP1L)


*ahem*

Posted by: Chinese sweatshop worker in building with anti-suicide netting on the roof at February 13, 2016 08:46 AM (sdi6R)

165 A not so happy ending, which started with a happy ending.


http://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=256515

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 13, 2016 08:47 AM (ptqRm)

166 Is it too late to vote in the New Hampshire Primary? I may be within 300 miles of their border in another week."

No worries, we already voted for you.

Posted by: Team Hillary! at February 13, 2016 08:48 AM (QdAXQ)

167 "So the authorities don't believe the deli machete guy in Columbus was "directed by ISIS"? "

Yet every time a Dindu shoots someone, the NRA is assigned direct blame for the shooters actions.


Odd how that works.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 13, 2016 08:48 AM (ptqRm)

168 Rickl my Dad used to have an empty capsuIe, I guess you could call it a pod, that they used for practice. He turned it into a grill.

They would fly over it in a 130 and snag the parachute and reel it in the back. He actually improved a kind of hook they used for that.

You can see pics of the pods and retrievals if you just giggle "corona film pod"

Posted by: freaked at February 13, 2016 08:48 AM (BO/km)

169 Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is receiving the support of the Black Lives Matter movement in his home state.

That is all of 5 people in the state!

Posted by: colin at February 13, 2016 08:49 AM (nZqLE)

170 "That is all of 5 people in the state!"

And none of the five are actually black.

Talk about a white bread State..

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 13, 2016 08:51 AM (ptqRm)

171 I did. Made the mistake of ordering pizza there. Just once. Awful.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 13, 2016 08:34 AM (df5V4) Neapolitan pizzas were the worst. Burnt crust covered with plain tomato sauce. Yuck!

Posted by: DJ Jazzy Mel at February 13, 2016 08:51 AM (22uju)

172 I really liked the paste in Italy.

Posted by: Joey Biden at February 13, 2016 08:52 AM (22uju)

173 Pro-Tip: the Fil-Am (Filipino-American) society at any Naval instillation is one of the most family oriented, fun and well fed organizations out there.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice
---------------
Heh. Working on a Filipino lady/Navy officer's house not long ago, I think I gained ten pounds in a week.
She bought us lunch one day & said "here - make yourself at home."
A counter full of caterer-style giant foIL pans (turkey roasting size). One was FULL of lumpia, another pancit, another fried rice, etc.

I said, "ma'am, there are four of us here..."
She had a very concerned look and asked "I should get more tomorrow?"

And of course, you do a good job, and you'll be working on every other family members' house for the forsee able future. The soups, the snacks, desserts, rice is ALWAYS cooking away every day...
Great food, great people.

Posted by: Chi at February 13, 2016 08:52 AM (OUpHg)

174 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 13, 2016 08:47 AM (ptqRm)

He "helped w/protests".....brought bricks to toss?....broke windows for looters?.....inquiring minds.

Posted by: BignJames at February 13, 2016 08:52 AM (HtUkt)

175 WI man plants four miles of sunflowers along road in tribute to his late wife:
====================================


In this weather? It's one below.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 08:54 AM (dFi94)

176
I stand corrected. Although "Halloween" is still in the top 20 of lowest budget/highest grossing films of all time, the current champ is . . . (the envelope, please)

"Paranormal Activity"
Budget = $15,000, Box Office = $193,000,000

From a site called Hypable:

Director Oren Peli filmed Paranormal Activity over seven days at his own house for $15,000. The spooky handheld camera horror film became a massive hit via word of mouth. The movie ended up pulling in $193 million worldwide, which sparked the production of four sequels (with more on the way). The five Paranormal Activity movies have now grossed a combined worldwide total of $805 million, with the most recent sequel pulling in $86 million on a $5 million dollar budget.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 08:54 AM (zLP1L)

177 If anyone is interested about Corona "Catch a Falling Star is on yt:

https://youtu.be/kIf8nJsq0Vo

Posted by: freaked at February 13, 2016 08:54 AM (BO/km)

178 172 I really liked the paste in Italy.
Posted by: Joey Biden at February 13, 2016 08:52 AM (22uju)


"Ant Paste . . . Antepasta."

- - Lou Costello

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 08:55 AM (zLP1L)

179 In the ONT, there is a link to Roger Simon at PJ Media, making the argument that it's time for the republican party to make a real attempt to get the black vote.

He's absolutely right.

Then, he starts talking about how the republicans can shape and talk about social programs to try to convince them to switch.

This is where he goes off the tracks.

Blacks are not going to switch from democrats to republicans through gentle persuasion. People don't make decision like this in that way. Someone doesn't weigh the options and say "You know, I've been voting wrong for 30 years now that I see the republicans are slightly better in these areas".

You get the black vote in a wave. You get the black vote in one massive move brought on by common realization that the black condition hasn't improved or is getting worse and it's because certain white people profit from keeping things this way.

Trump (or Cruz) should focus on this the minute they are in the general. Start the campaign by asking the country why D'wan can't read. Ask the country why black families can't seem to get ahead.

Then pound on the education system and how inner cities can't teach no matter how much is spent. Blame it all on the democrats deal with the teacher's union to pay teachers while generations of black kids get put through the system as illiterates.

Ask why the Social Security system takes money that earned by black men who die relatively young and give it to white women who live longer, instead of letting their families inherit small fortunes to own homes and businesses.

Stay on these two reasons and let the resentment grow until people are ready to march on democrats in Washington with torches and pitchforks.

Destroy the democrat party in on election cycle.

Posted by: jwest at February 13, 2016 08:55 AM (Zs4uk)

180 171 I did. Made the mistake of ordering pizza there. Just once. Awful.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 13, 2016 08:34 AM (df5V4) Neapolitan pizzas were the worst. Burnt crust covered with plain tomato sauce. Yuck!
Posted by: DJ Jazzy Mel at February 13, 2016 08:51 AM (22uju)

I actually had a decent one that was called El Diablo on the menu at a restaurant in Rome. It was a thin crust, very light sauce (but good flavor and coverage) with spicy salami (cut into rectangular strips.) Also light on cheese. Still very good.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 13, 2016 08:55 AM (iHjB5)

181 Bernie Sanders is ignorant of history.What a surprise.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/226606/

Posted by: steevy at February 13, 2016 08:56 AM (B48dK)

182 17 No news this morning. Slept too late.


Posted by: Vic-we have no party

That's news!

Posted by: Team Hillary! at February 13, 2016 08:56 AM (QdAXQ)

183 I've got to go check the spaghetti sprouts, BBL!


Posted by: Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 08:40 AM (wYnyS)
============================================

You grow your own spaghetti? All of this gardening talk confuses me.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 08:56 AM (dFi94)

184
Here's the link to the list of top 20 cheapest most profitable flicks:

http://www.hypable.com/10-block-buster-movies-with-tiny-budgets/#1

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 08:57 AM (zLP1L)

185 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 13, 2016 08:48 AM (ptqRm)


Funny how the government funded MRA (Muz Rights Agency) is never seen as a problem, but the citizen funded NRA is just pure evil!

Oh wait, I think I see the difference!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 08:57 AM (wYnyS)

186 181 Bernie Sanders is ignorant of history.What a surprise.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/226606/
Posted by: steevy at February 13, 2016 08:56 AM (B48dK)


The problem is there are hundreds of thousands of voters (I pray not millions) who are even more ignorant at he, and consider him wicked smaaaaht

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 08:58 AM (zLP1L)

187 i had the best pizza ever in a little hole-in-the-wall restaurant in Rome. I think it literally was a hole in the wall.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 08:58 AM (dFi94)

188 You grow your own spaghetti? All of this gardening talk confuses me.


Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 08:56 AM (dFi94)

As was said above, fresh is the only way to go. You're welcome to come participate in the harvest later this year. We usually get two cuttings!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 08:58 AM (wYnyS)

189 As was said above, fresh is the only way to go.
You're welcome to come participate in the harvest later this year. We
usually get two cuttings!


Posted by: Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 08:58 AM (wYnyS)
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Two cuttings of pasta noodles? This I gotta see. Where do you live? I'm coming over.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 09:00 AM (dFi94)

190 187 i had the best pizza ever in a little hole-in-the-wall restaurant in Rome. I think it literally was a hole in the wall.
Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 08:58 AM (dFi94)


Were you served by the NYC subway pizza rat?

Morning, toots!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 09:00 AM (zLP1L)

191 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 08:58 AM (zLP1L)

Comrade, when I am in charge, you will be pleased with the results,


or else!

Posted by: Bernie S Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 09:01 AM (wYnyS)

192 Since I am a free market, liberty loving American, I'd say what
regulatory burden and insane union regulations and fees have the
government and organized labor shackled Carrier with that brought them
to this decision?


yeah no kidding.

impose huge burdens on businesses if they deign to operate a business here, and then when the businesses make the logical decision to leave and find a place more hospitable, then slap another punitive tarriff on them for being "unpatriotic"

well, what is patriotic about a strangling business climate in the first place?

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 13, 2016 09:02 AM (uZNvH)

193 Good morning J.J. Any big plans for Valentine's Day?

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 09:02 AM (dFi94)

194 Two cuttings of pasta noodles? This I gotta see. Where do you live? I'm coming over.


Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 09:00 AM (dFi94)

I'll mail you details later, but the first cutting is usually late May! The second cutting is in late August, but it tends to be drier and is what you usually get in stores.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 09:03 AM (wYnyS)

195 "The soups, the snacks, desserts, rice is ALWAYS cooking away every day...
Great food, great people."

I did a two year tour as a Geo-Bachelor out of Sasebo Japan about nine years ago.

During a pier side availability period, they placed all of us from the CPO Mess into the TAD facility for about four months. Several of the Filipino Chiefs and I would spend almost every weekend around the outside grill. Good friends, great food, talking about our families.

Some of the best times in a rather rough tour of duty.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 13, 2016 09:03 AM (ptqRm)

196 186 Unfortunately true.The left has succeeded in dumbing down the population.

Posted by: steevy at February 13, 2016 09:04 AM (B48dK)

197 Posted by: Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 09:03 AM (wYnyS)
============================================


So. Homegrown pasta. Hmmmm. I need more coffee.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 09:05 AM (dFi94)

198 Not dumbing down so much as misinforming and keeping them ignorant.

Posted by: steevy at February 13, 2016 09:05 AM (B48dK)

199 Just emailed valentines to my kids. Thanks for the Evil Mad Scientist link on the ONT. Couldn't pick just one for each, so I just the whole link and page. The 'Sweetie Pi' (keep it simple) was probably the easiest, but I liked them all. Maybe I should send them to nephews and nieces as well.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 13, 2016 09:05 AM (MIKMs)

200 "Two cuttings of pasta noodles? This I gotta see. Where do you live? I'm coming over."

I see it's the annual "Pulling of the finger", yes?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 13, 2016 09:05 AM (ptqRm)

201 196
186 Unfortunately true.The left has succeeded in dumbing down the population.

Posted by: steevy at February 13, 2016 09:04 AM (B48dK)


But, it's just so obvious that once we finally get the right people in charge, communism WILL work this time!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 09:06 AM (wYnyS)

202 Is it too late to vote in the New Hampshire Primary?


****

I don't think you'll have a problem.

http://bit.ly/1SMZdzV

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 13, 2016 09:07 AM (8PbKi)

203 I wish we had a candidate running on a single platform of presenting a peaceful plan of splitting the country into two new independent countries. It's not something any executive could order if elected but it would get the discussion started beyond just the discussion boards. The New Start party . everyone gets what they want. What's not to like? ( of course Socialists don't want it because they need you to steal from)

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 13, 2016 09:08 AM (MNgU2)

204 I see it's the annual "Pulling of the finger", yes?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 13, 2016 09:05 AM (ptqRm)

The townspeople gather in the village round-about for that ceremony right before we begin the harvest!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 09:08 AM (wYnyS)

205 "but the first cutting is usually late May! The second cutting is in late August, but it tends to be drier and is what you usually get in stores."


Is there a subsidy? Ya know, "Big Pasta."

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 13, 2016 09:08 AM (9ym/8)

206 Do swarms of Mexican migrants come in for the pasta harvest?

Posted by: steevy at February 13, 2016 09:10 AM (B48dK)

207
Last July, Master Lock Company bought the family-owned SentrySafe for more than $117 million. The nation#8217;s leading manufacturer of personal safes has been in the Rochester area since 1930.

But on Tuesday, Master Lock announced its shifting all of its work to existing locations in Oak Creek, Wisconsin and Nogales, Mexico.


Sentry Safe has been a long time business in the Rochester, NY area, gone 350 jobs...Carrier was a big employer is Syracuse, NY at one time.
Posted by: colin at February 13, 2016 07:34 AM (nZqLE)

But why is this occurring? I keep seeing commercials assuring me that NY State is a great place for businesses!

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at February 13, 2016 09:11 AM (P8951)

208 Here's the LI article on Sweden:

http://goo.gl/bYb3Zm

If the weenies cant get too upset, why shd we? Just stay out of these countries that have been invaded. As a tourist you are going to be using the train and metro stations which are dangerous places. So, France, Germany, Italy, Scandis, and soon the UK, et al, are to be avoided.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 13, 2016 09:11 AM (iQIUe)

209 Is there a subsidy? Ya know, "Big Pasta."

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 13, 2016 09:08 AM (9ym/

That subsidy is the only that's kept us going though the lean times!
Nothing sadder than a spaghetti field that has been allowed to go fallow!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 09:12 AM (wYnyS)

210 207 Every time I see those ads I snark at the TV.Can't help it.

Posted by: steevy at February 13, 2016 09:12 AM (B48dK)

211 we're basically back to the 1930's.

the left wants us to return to the domestic socialism of the 1930's

the right wants us to return to the trade protectionism of the 1930's

throw in the international bad boys of Putin and the Iran Mullahs and the stage is almost set

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 13, 2016 09:12 AM (uZNvH)

212 Hrothgar I do believe you are joshing with me.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 09:13 AM (dFi94)

213
Do swarms of Mexican migrants come in for the pasta harvest?

Posted by: steevy at February 13, 2016 09:10 AM (B48dK)

Nah, we use cheap Sicilian labor,

because Tony told us it was made for a more healthful harvest season!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 09:14 AM (wYnyS)

214 They are using pasta as an alternative fuel. The gas blend can have up to 10% Rigatoni.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 13, 2016 09:14 AM (MNgU2)

215 "Hrothgar I do believe you are joshing with me."

Grammy...
Documented evidence of the annual Pasta Harvest

https://youtu.be/tVo_wkxH9dU

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 13, 2016 09:15 AM (ptqRm)

216 Hrothgar I do believe you are joshing with me.


Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 09:13 AM (dFi94)


And here I thought you were a person of faith!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 09:15 AM (wYnyS)

217 Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 13, 2016 09:12 AM (uZNvH)

I don't know who are the Right wants to return to protectionism except for Trump and I don't consider him on the Right.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 13, 2016 09:16 AM (MNgU2)

218 You need children with small fingers to harvest the Angel hair.

Posted by: steevy at February 13, 2016 09:16 AM (B48dK)

219 "They are using pasta as an alternative fuel. The gas blend can have up to 10% Rigatoni."

That explains why the price of pasta has been going up and up.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 13, 2016 09:16 AM (ptqRm)

220 VIA - that's it. Time to start drinking.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 09:17 AM (dFi94)

221 It really helps to actually read a recipe ahead of time. I was going to throw a rump roast in the slow cooker this morning and make sauerbraten. I just now realized that it has to be marinated for 24 hours before cooking. Duh.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at February 13, 2016 09:17 AM (P8951)

222 Anybody read about the kid who lost his arm? I read 2 versions:

He stuck his gun in a car window and the driver floored it ripping the idiot's arm off.

or

Driver drove over kid and he lost his arm.

Anyone know the truth?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 13, 2016 09:17 AM (iQIUe)

223 211 chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16

2016 Syria is Spain 1936.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 13, 2016 09:18 AM (u82oZ)

224 Even tho it was colder than a witch's tit, there were 3 murders in chicago last nite.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 13, 2016 09:18 AM (iQIUe)

225 I was going to throw a rump roast in the slow
cooker this morning and make sauerbraten. I just now realized that it
has to be marinated for 24 hours before cooking. Duh.

Posted by: DonnaV (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at February 13, 2016 09:17 AM (P8951)
======================================

I was maybe gonna make an egg. Or not. We'll see how it goes.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 09:19 AM (dFi94)

226 "That explains why the price of pasta has been going up and up."




It's ridiculous. Every week, higher and higher.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 13, 2016 09:19 AM (9ym/8)

227 Pasta harvest? It must be a real bitch picking orzo.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at February 13, 2016 09:20 AM (P8951)

228 We will beat your Confederate monuments into Margaret Sanger statues.

Because raycism!

Posted by: All In For Bernie, Inc. at February 13, 2016 09:20 AM (u5gzz)

229
Greetings gentlefappers.

Sooo, what will the Gardening Thread be about today? Gelato buds this early in the season? The proper soil preparation for your pasta crop? How to keep bugs off your prosciutto plants?

It should be a doozy.


Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 13, 2016 09:20 AM (LUgeY)

230 177 If anyone is interested about Corona "Catch a Falling Star is on yt:

https://youtu.be/kIf8nJsq0Vo
Posted by: freaked at February 13, 2016 08:54 AM (BO/km)


Great video!

Posted by: Chinese sweatshop worker in building with anti-suicide netting on the roof at February 13, 2016 09:21 AM (sdi6R)

231 Time to change my sock.

Posted by: rickl at February 13, 2016 09:21 AM (sdi6R)

232 Be glad it's NEXT weekend you will be in screaming range of NH. I'm in the mid-Atlantic and it's 20 with gusts of wind up to 50. Can't imagine New England cold right now.

Posted by: RM at February 13, 2016 09:21 AM (U3LtS)

233 But why is this occurring? I keep seeing commercials assuring me that NY State is a great place for businesses!


Just not for American businesses.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 13, 2016 09:23 AM (LUgeY)

234 Refugee crisis "a near existential threat to Europe": John Kerry

http://preview.tinyurl.com/htba3fw

Wow. He must have not gotten the memo

Posted by: Kindltot at February 13, 2016 09:23 AM (q2o38)

235 Scientists are experimenting with growing pasta on Mars. Pasta seeds travel well in space.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 13, 2016 09:24 AM (MNgU2)

236 I was maybe gonna make an egg. Or not. We'll see how it goes.
Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 09:19 AM (dFi94)

Decisions, decisions.

I just realized I don't have a lemon for the marinate. Which means I have to go to Pick n' Save and get one. Which means I have to go outside.

I don't want to.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at February 13, 2016 09:25 AM (P8951)

237 "Just not for American businesses."


Hey, business is a booming. Bada Bing. Don't you worry about it.



Posted by: Antonio "Big Tony" Ragu at February 13, 2016 09:25 AM (9ym/8)

238 Pasta harvest? It must be a real bitch picking orzo.

Posted by: DonnaV (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at February 13, 2016 09:20 AM (P8951)


It can be done. Chef Biordi was the first to perfect it.

If only he knew what they were doing in his name these days..... God rest his soul.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 13, 2016 09:26 AM (TOk1P)

239 Another year older. I'm amazed sometimes I made it this long.

Thing is, by a quirk of fate I share my birthday with someone else in my circle of friends, and for some incredibly irritating reason it's his plans that get respected, not mine.

I may just stay home and play at getting blitzed tonight instead of going out and deal with the humiliation of being an afterthought on my own damn birthday again.

No wonder I'm always pissed off.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at February 13, 2016 09:26 AM (D0J8L)

240 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 13, 2016 09:15 AM (ptqRm)

VIA, that's tree pasta and has a leafy texture. Real pasta lovers insist on field pasta, which is what we raise.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 09:26 AM (wYnyS)

241 What is the percentage of college kids who think it's called the Leaning Tower of Pizza?

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 13, 2016 09:28 AM (MNgU2)

242 Donna - I used to shop at Pick n Save, because they're right down the street from my church. But their prices have gotten so high, I've switched to the new Meier's that just opened up. Cheaper, and a deli and bakery section that's just as nice.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 09:28 AM (dFi94)

243 193 Good morning J.J. Any big plans for Valentine's Day?
Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 09:02 AM (dFi94)


Today:
Get card, flowers and some sort of sweets for the Mrs.

Tomorrow:
There's a Works on Paper fair down near the South Street Seaport that we might go to. And then it's the usual roast chicken dinner.

Hope it's a good one for you too!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 09:28 AM (zLP1L)

244 Brother Cavil, it's your birthday? Happy Happy!

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 09:29 AM (dFi94)

245 It can be done. Chef Biordi was the first to perfect it.

If only he knew what they were doing in his name these days..... God rest his soul.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 13, 2016 09:26 AM (TOk1P)

Bullshit! We know all about his planned pasta famines of the 30's. Boyardeist's always try to make excuses for him!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 13, 2016 09:29 AM (iHjB5)

246 191 Posted by: Bernie S Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 09:01 AM (wYnyS)


One of the best features of the old National Lampoon was the "Tips 'n Tales from Bernie X" column.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 09:30 AM (zLP1L)

247 Morning, Glorious Children of the Almighty,

Another day of opportunity for service and appreciation of this magnificent Creation.

And I slept late.



Whatcha y'all been dealing with so far?

Posted by: mindful webworker - armed & legged at February 13, 2016 09:30 AM (Q1QrS)

248 No wonder I'm always pissed off.


Were it possible to send you a present via USB Port Delivery, we'd do it.

But I don't know of a stripper who'd fit.

Happy Birfday anyway.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 13, 2016 09:30 AM (LUgeY)

249 Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 13, 2016 09:20 AM (LUgeY)

In today's gardening thread, I show how you can save some time by using Italian Seasoning to prepare the soil before planting the pasta seeds.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 09:31 AM (wYnyS)

250 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spaghetti_squash

Lasagna squash requires much more space than the average home garden affords...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at February 13, 2016 09:31 AM (IRqa0)

251 "VIA, that's tree pasta and has a leafy texture. Real pasta lovers insist on field pasta, which is what we raise."

Field pasta is better suited to the northern regions, and the flat meadowlands.

Tree pasta is about the only thing you can grow in the more arid and mountainous regions along the southern coast.

And usually the farmers intersperse the trees with the local olive trees, which explains the cleaner taste of the southern tree grown pasta.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 13, 2016 09:31 AM (ptqRm)

252 Let Them Eat Cake: Airspace In Aspen Shutdown For Michelle Antoinette Obama

Weasel Zippers

Pig

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2016 09:32 AM (mw8Dm)

253 VIA, that's tree pasta and has a leafy texture. Real pasta lovers insist on field pasta, which is what we raise.


Posted by: Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 09:26 AM (wYnyS)


I'm not buying it. There's no way you can duplicate the conditions in this country that would be anywhere near the plantations in Italy.


First of all, almost nobody here in this country rides around on Vespas. Second, we wear not anywhere near as much cologne. And most importantly, the Italians, they make love in the fields, further enhancing the true authentico Italiano pasta flavora.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 13, 2016 09:32 AM (TOk1P)

254 J.J. Sefton - For Valentine's Day my fiance (what a dumb word) wants to take me to the shooting range. Nothing says romance like ammo and a new .38.


Shoop Shoop (or is it Shoot Shoot?)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L7WTpxcPfQ



Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 09:32 AM (dFi94)

255 I was wrong earlier. I went and looked and that was a Lt bar that deflected the NK bullet. He was wearing it on a knit cap. He talks about in in the video and there was a newspaper article about it at the time.

Grandpa didn't make Captain until 1954. I have that dented bar and his Captain's bars.

Posted by: freaked at February 13, 2016 09:33 AM (BO/km)

256 And I think you can still vote in the New Hampshire Primary, but only for Hillary.

Posted by: mindful webworker - serially at February 13, 2016 09:33 AM (Q1QrS)

257 What is the percentage of college kids who think it's called the Leaning Tower of Pizza?

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 13, 2016 09:28 AM (MNgU2)

What's that you say, when I was in kollege, I was taught it was the Learning Tower of Pizza!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 09:33 AM (wYnyS)

258 222 He stuck his gun in a car window and the driver floored it ripping the idiot's arm off.



or



Driver drove over kid...


Both are correct. according to Daily Mail. Driver took off, ripping off robber's arm, but then he turned around and ran him over.

And the driver is being charged with attempted murder for the second part.

PS The robber lived, and will be charged with one armed robbery.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 13, 2016 09:33 AM (gyKtp)

259 There's a reason "Hail, Caesar!" is getting panned by critics. That movie that dares to ask the question 'Who would win a fight between Herbert Marcuse and a cowboy actor?" #MockACommieForMommy. Go we it!

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at February 13, 2016 09:34 AM (Kucy5)

260 Field pasta is better suited to the northern regions, and the flat meadowlands.



Tree pasta is about the only thing you can grow in the more arid and mountainous regions along the southern coast.



And usually the farmers intersperse the trees with the local olive
trees, which explains the cleaner taste of the southern tree grown
pasta.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 13, 2016 09:31 AM (ptqRm)


Plus, you can just scrape right off, the pesto that grows naturally on the northern side of the trees on the southern coast.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 13, 2016 09:35 AM (TOk1P)

261 Go see it.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at February 13, 2016 09:35 AM (Kucy5)

262 Whatcha y'all been dealing with so far?

Posted by: mindful webworker - armed legged at February 13, 2016 09:30 AM (Q1QrS)
========================================

Figuring out how to get the pasta grown in time for Valentine's Day.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 09:35 AM (dFi94)

263 Vic: No news this morning. Slept too late.

Good for you. I did, too, although I think my "late" is much later than yours.

There is news. Just have to dig a little for it. There's a few items on my "blog-heap o'links" (in nic). But it's hardly the same as Vic's delivery to our doorstep here.

Posted by: mindful webworker - blog heap o'links? at February 13, 2016 09:35 AM (Q1QrS)

264 Scientists are experimenting with growing pasta on Mars. Pasta seeds travel well in space.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 13, 2016 09:24 AM (MNgU2)


A little mood music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWChhdIgT6Q

Posted by: The Planetary Hat at February 13, 2016 09:36 AM (vBeA5)

265 209 Is there a subsidy? Ya know, "Big Pasta."

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 13, 2016 09:08 AM (9ym/

That subsidy is the only that's kept us going though the lean times!
Nothing sadder than a spaghetti field that has been allowed to go fallow!

Posted by: Hrothgar

Great idea. I've got a parcel of land, great fertile soil that's 20 miles long and three inches wide. Problem solved. Note to self-- buy a remote control Tonka Combine.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at February 13, 2016 09:36 AM (QdAXQ)

266 And usually the farmers intersperse the trees with
the local olive trees, which explains the cleaner taste of the southern
tree grown pasta.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 13, 2016 09:31 AM (ptqRm)


Yes, when planted and harvested properly, the resultant olive oil infused pasta makes a great sauce requiring almost no additional olive oil in its preparation!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 09:38 AM (wYnyS)

267 And usually the farmers intersperse the trees with the local olive trees, which explains the cleaner taste of the southern tree grown pasta.

We do likewise on the Gulf Coast, with our meatball vines on permanent arbors. It's best to put the vines far from the house. When the flowers bloom the blowfly swarms are annoying.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 13, 2016 09:38 AM (rwI+c)

268 I say, Horde, be good chaps and fetch me a hot toddy?

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 13, 2016 09:39 AM (1xUj/)

269 Heh. I think I'll just enjoy the day on my own terms.

As for "Leaning Tower of Pizza", I'm pretty sure New Hampshire has at least one pizza joint under that moniker. I may even have eaten there...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at February 13, 2016 09:40 AM (D0J8L)

270 There was a bit of good news yesterday in West Virginia; they just became the 26th right to work state, after the legislature overrode the Dem gubner's predictable veto. (WFB):

http://tinyurl.com/hv8gv77

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 13, 2016 09:40 AM (gyKtp)

271 It can be done. Chef Biordi was the first to perfect it.



If only he knew what they were doing in his name these days..... God rest his soul.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 13, 2016 09:26 AM (TOk1P)



Bullshit! We know all about his planned pasta famines of the 30's. Boyardeist's always try to make excuses for him!



Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 13, 2016 09:29 AM (iHjB5)


I knew it! You are of the Totino's family, aren't you! You know Tony Totino shipped heroin in his frozen pizza boxes, don't you?


Good day to you, sir.

I SAID GOOD DAY!

Posted by: BurtTC at February 13, 2016 09:41 AM (TOk1P)

272 "Plus, you can just scrape right off, the pesto that grows naturally on the northern side of the trees on the southern coast. "


When the stars align correctly, the memes can go forever.

Ain't nothing else on the planet quite like the Horde in full throated song.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 13, 2016 09:42 AM (ptqRm)

273 Oh,The Magnificent Seven is on TCM.Started at 9:30.

Posted by: steevy at February 13, 2016 09:42 AM (B48dK)

274 >>WI man plants four miles of sunflowers along road in tribute to his late wife:

Lovely story, Fenelon!


So...stupid question: If we keep sending jobs to Mexico, who is coming here/why are they still flooding our border?

Posted by: Lizzy at February 13, 2016 09:43 AM (NOIQH)

275 Oh yeah: I just remembered (repost from ONT):

I have not put forth many mindful webworks in the past year, but now and then, I crank one out. When inspired or motivated.

One nice thing about being undiscovered and never going viral is, I don't have to deal with comments from crazies, on my site, or (especially) on YouTube.

I hope it stays that way, but I'm tempting the fates now with a new 20-second video.

WARNING: Language unsuitable for children, the genteel, and Republican Presidential candidates in public.

Donald Trump is a Class Act
The question is, which class?
at mindfulwebworks.com:
http://bit.ly/trump-classy

Note there is a PayPal donation link in the upper corners of the webpage, whatever 20sec of vid is worth to ya.

Or, if you would rather go to YouTube for some reason
https://youtu.be/MJOF6EzqL9U

So far so good: 19 views and no YouTube comments!

Posted by: mindful webworker - I'm in trouble now! at February 13, 2016 09:43 AM (Q1QrS)

276 "Plus, you can just scrape right off, the pesto that grows naturally on the northern side of the trees on the southern coast. "


What? No love for the anti-pesto that grows on the southern side of the trees?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 13, 2016 09:44 AM (LUgeY)

277 I guess Mooch is not spending Valentines Day with his studness?

http://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=256577

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 13, 2016 09:45 AM (ptqRm)

278 Totino was a pimp. He could never have outfought Tony. But I did not know, until this day, that it was DiGiorno all along.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 13, 2016 09:45 AM (rwI+c)

279 So...stupid question: If we keep sending jobs to Mexico, who is coming here/why are they still flooding our border?

Which would you rather do, stay there and work for a living, or come here and be paid for having a pulse (and occasionally casting a vote)?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at February 13, 2016 09:45 AM (D0J8L)

280 277 They can spend more taxpayer money seperately.

Posted by: steevy at February 13, 2016 09:46 AM (B48dK)

281
Pub landlord 'told by council officers to remove Union Jack jacket because it might offend people'

http://goo.gl/bMW69P

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 13, 2016 09:46 AM (iQIUe)

282 "Plus, you can just scrape right off, the pesto that grows naturally on the northern side of the trees on the southern coast. "



What? No love for the anti-pesto that grows on the southern side of the trees?


I believe we've discussed not mixing the pasta and antipasta before. I suspect it holds here.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at February 13, 2016 09:47 AM (D0J8L)

283 Our free trade agreements seem to mean we freely trade jobs to Mexico in exchange for their unskilled labor. Sounds fair.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at February 13, 2016 09:47 AM (ppaKI)

284
I guess Mooch is not spending Valentines Day with his studness?

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


I've noticed they seem to spend a lot of special days apart. Birthdays, etc. It's almost as if they don't care for each other.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 09:47 AM (dFi94)

285 271 It can be done. Chef Biordi was the first to perfect it.



If only he knew what they were doing in his name these days..... God rest his soul.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 13, 2016 09:26 AM (TOk1P)



Bullshit! We know all about his planned pasta famines of the 30's. Boyardeist's always try to make excuses for him!



Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 13, 2016 09:29 AM (iHjB5)


I knew it! You are of the Totino's family, aren't you! You know Tony Totino shipped heroin in his frozen pizza boxes, don't you?


Good day to you, sir.

I SAID GOOD DAY!
Posted by: BurtTC at February 13, 2016 09:41 AM (TOk1P)

Boyardee is not a real Pastative. He is just saying that to get people on vote for him in order to betray them later with Atkins diet legislation.

And what is that thing on his head!?!

Totino/Barilla 2016!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 13, 2016 09:48 AM (iHjB5)

286 "But I did not know, until this day, that it was DiGiorno all along."


Don't think Freschetta didn't have a hand in it too. That bastard.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 13, 2016 09:48 AM (9ym/8)

287 "I believe we've discussed not mixing the pasta and antipasta before. I suspect it holds here."

It's covered under the "Never cross the streams" clause in the Bill of Rights.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 13, 2016 09:49 AM (ptqRm)

288 >>Which would you rather do, stay there and work for a living, or come here and be paid for having a pulse.

Doesn't seem like a fair trade at all - they get our manufacturing jobs and we get their unemployed (in addition to our own). Puts a new spin on "jobs Americans won't do" when our businesses are exporting the jobs to them.



Happy Birthday, BC!!

Posted by: Lizzy at February 13, 2016 09:49 AM (NOIQH)

289 You have to be very careful when you're harvesting pasta though. Every year, there are reports of Italians tragically losing their lives when falling sheets of lasagne noodles hit them in the head or they are impaled by linguine.

The eye-ties might not be any great shakes as soldiers, but what they risk to ensure that the rest of us can sit down to a nice bowl of fettuccine alfredo should earn our gratitude.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at February 13, 2016 09:50 AM (P8951)

290 "Birthdays, etc. It's almost as if they don't care for each other."


Separate vacations. Funny though, his cadre of "golf players" always seem to be there.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 13, 2016 09:50 AM (9ym/8)

291 We do likewise on the Gulf Coast, with our meatball
vines on permanent arbors. It's best to put the vines far from the
house. When the flowers bloom the blowfly swarms are annoying.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at February 13, 2016 09:38 AM (rwI+c)

We have to use pots for our meatball vines and bring them in for the winters. Sometimes, we can force then to flower in the sun-room and we get an early crop.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 09:52 AM (wYnyS)

292 "Every year, there are reports of Italians tragically losing their lives when falling sheets of lasagne noodles hit them in the head or they are impaled by linguine. "


Safety first. Hard hats, knee-pads, ear plugs, etc.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 13, 2016 09:52 AM (9ym/8)

293 289 Don't forget the horror of corkscrew pasta.

Posted by: steevy at February 13, 2016 09:53 AM (B48dK)

294 "but what they risk to ensure that the rest of us can sit down to a nice bowl of fettuccine alfredo should earn our gratitude."

A toast..


*Raises glass*

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 13, 2016 09:54 AM (ptqRm)

295 Broaden your horizons. High altitude pastas use less water!

Brought to you by:

Peruvian Pasta Providers

and

Posted by: The Ad Council at February 13, 2016 09:55 AM (BO/km)

296 NOOD art thread.

With Pasta trees, no less.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 13, 2016 09:55 AM (ptqRm)

297 Our free trade agreements seem to mean we freely trade jobs to Mexico in exchange for their unskilled labor. Sounds fair.Posted by: Citizen Cake


Quite a bit of their labor is skilled. Go to some random site where a home is being built and listen to the language being spoken by the majority of workers. Roofers, tile guys, drywall, carpet, framers, etc.

What is happening is that contractors use subcontractors who technically aren't breaking the law because they *only* have nine undocumented democrats. See if they had ten, they'd be in financial trouble with a big fine. Nine is good.

Posted by: ugg boots at February 13, 2016 09:55 AM (fbovC)

298 I guess Mooch is not spending Valentines Day with his studness?

http://www.weaselzippers.us/?p=256577

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 13, 2016 09:45 AM (ptqRm)




How odd that our president would spend Valentine's Day without his mostest beautifulest wife. I wonder who...I mean what he'll being doing without her?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 13, 2016 09:56 AM (45oDG)

299 254
Shoop Shoop (or is it Shoot Shoot?)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L7WTpxcPfQ



Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 09:32 AM (dFi94)



Weird. I was thinking about that song earlier this morning. It's not like I think about it every day.

Posted by: rickl at February 13, 2016 09:56 AM (sdi6R)

300 Don't forget the horror of corkscrew pasta.

There are a dozen or so cases of strangulation by bowtie pasta each year, too.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at February 13, 2016 09:56 AM (D0J8L)

301 Oh look! A nood!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 13, 2016 09:56 AM (VcKnO)

302 "Every year, there are reports of Italians tragically losing their lives when falling sheets of lasagne noodles hit them in the head or they are impaled by linguine. "


That's the hazard of working with uncooked pasta, which is why I only consume cooked pasta. Cooking it reduced the incidents of gum-stabbing by 100% in my house.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at February 13, 2016 09:56 AM (ppaKI)

303 Posted by: DonnaV (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at February 13, 2016 09:50 AM (P8951)

We require heavy gloves and hard hats to be worn at all times when outside during harvest season, and in fact, heavily we influenced the OSHA spaghetti harvest workers bill of rights!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 09:57 AM (wYnyS)

304 " 289 Don't forget the horror of corkscrew pasta."

Mutations caused by the great screwworm infestation of '29.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 13, 2016 09:57 AM (ptqRm)

305 "117
I'm watching "Soap" on TV...it was a pretty funny series...probably not PC enough to be on TV now a days

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2016 08:18 AM (mw8Dm)"

If you like that show, you might like "Jane the Virgin" which is another over the top soap opera spoof, although based more on Latin telenovellas.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 13, 2016 10:02 AM (QHgTq)

306 270
There was a bit of good news yesterday in West Virginia; they just
became the 26th right to work state, after the legislature overrode the
Dem gubner's predictable veto. (WFB):

http://tinyurl.com/hv8gv77


Posted by: GnuBreed at February 13, 2016 09:40 AM (gyKtp)

please bring some of these Republicans to Missouri.
the R's had large majorities in the legislature, but cannot get their shit together to pass RTW legislation

last session they even had a veto-proof majority but R squishes torpedoed the RTW bill
ugh

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 13, 2016 10:07 AM (uZNvH)

307 ...stay there and work for a living...

Free stuff is too expensive. People find out they have given away their soul (and happiness). Too many people are trying to impress dead people. Unless your an Atheist you are as dead now as you are ever going to be. (nominal Seth quote except the Atheist part)

Posted by: scorecard at February 13, 2016 10:13 AM (CRXed)

308 ...became the 26th right to work state...

I credit Obama and the fact that Byrd died. (war on coal)

Byrd should be in hell if he believed in hell. Obama is safe (cursed) since he is a pagan who worships himself. What more heavenly (hellish) life could anyone wish on him. Michelle?

Posted by: scorecard at February 13, 2016 10:22 AM (CRXed)

309 Happy Birthday, Brother Cavil, hope you have a super day!
Make it yours

Posted by: cind at February 13, 2016 12:45 PM (nRbbW)

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