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Carl Frederik Aagaard, "Forest scene from Sorĝ, Denmark" (1880)

Posted by: rdbrewer at 10:22 AM




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1 First.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 15, 2016 10:24 AM (qPW+O)

2 The Painting is broken. Or maybe my computer is.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 15, 2016 10:25 AM (P/aDH)

3 Spooky.

Posted by: HH at February 15, 2016 10:26 AM (DrCtv)

4 Full of muslim

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at February 15, 2016 10:27 AM (QPdNE)

5 The internet has grown self-aware and is commenting on this painting.

Posted by: jwest at February 15, 2016 10:27 AM (Zs4uk)

6
Slow here today. Where's all the HA traffic that was supposed to show up?

Posted by: Ed Anger at February 15, 2016 10:27 AM (RcpcZ)

7 Full of muslim
Posted by: Velvet Ambition at February 15, 2016 10:27 AM (QPdNE)

No just bear shit, but I can see how'd you'd be confused

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 10:28 AM (mw8Dm)

8 I still ain't wearing no pants.



House rules.
Deal with it.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2016 10:28 AM (ptqRm)

9 6
Slow here today. Where's all the HA traffic that was supposed to show up?
Posted by: Ed Anger at February 15, 2016 10:27 AM (RcpcZ)

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

Still bitching in the Hot Air comment section about how Hot Air sucks.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 15, 2016 10:28 AM (qPW+O)

10 Trees are nice, water is better. Just sayin'

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 15, 2016 10:29 AM (voOPb)

11 Meanwhile, HotGas has been absorbed into the collective.
Adios HA.

Posted by: Joe Mama at February 15, 2016 10:29 AM (e6z6y)

12 The painting really speaks to me. It is a deep reflection on my take home pay after the tax man does his work.


(To the people of the future: About 2/3 of the painting appears not to be loading at this time. Should it load in its entirety, it will no longer speak to me.)

Posted by: 0302 at February 15, 2016 10:29 AM (wx6iv)

13 If that is a forest scene from Denmark, there should be trees. There are no trees. Therefore, it's not a forest scene, nor is it in Denmark.

It's just black.

Posted by: Esker Lateman at February 15, 2016 10:30 AM (oC9ND)

14 I received a report that there is a sniper on the far side of the lake. So i doubt if there would be another one on this si***thwump***
*thud*

Posted by: db at February 15, 2016 10:30 AM (DofgB)

15 I think McConnell better recall the Senate NOW

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 10:30 AM (mw8Dm)

16
The painting really speaks to me. It is a deep reflection on my take home pay after the tax man does his work.
>>>

Bernie took BLMs fair share.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 15, 2016 10:30 AM (P/aDH)

17 Got willowed so I'll posit this nugget here....


I do miss Monty, but he could put one hell of a dark cloud over the HQ.




Posted by: Chupacabra at February 15, 2016 10:22 AM (V40IZ)

DOOM
seems to be rather organically grown these days. Welcome as Monty is to
come back and spread is own unique brand of desolation, Saturday night
proves it's not completely necessary.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 15, 2016 10:31 AM (AJeMv)

18 Now THAT'S the kind of content that'll drag those fuckers in.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at February 15, 2016 10:31 AM (Eyx+b)

19 Wow, the meltdown going on over at Hot Air because they are moving to Facebook posting only is epic. People are saying goodby to friends they've made at HA rather than sign up for Facebook. Geez, it's beautiful to watch people tell Zuckerburg to eff off. Hope they discover Ace's place - the best on the Internet.

Posted by: Alf767 at February 15, 2016 10:31 AM (VtSj9)

20 15 I think McConnell better recall the Senate NOW
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 10:30 AM (mw8Dm)

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He needs Harry Reid's consent.

Do you think he'll get Harry Reid's consent? Positive consent?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 15, 2016 10:31 AM (qPW+O)

21 Nice trees.

Day 3 of a three day weekend. Chillin' with a bud last night helped cut the sour from my putative b'day on Saturday, so I'm just taking it easy today.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at February 15, 2016 10:32 AM (D0J8L)

22 However, while the linked image is mostly black, the shape of trees can be seen there in silhouette.

Posted by: Esker Lateman at February 15, 2016 10:32 AM (oC9ND)

23 "I think McConnell better recall the Senate NOW"

Since they're in recess at this point, reconvening (even pro forma) requires the consent of Dingy Harry.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 15, 2016 10:32 AM (noWW6)

24 I see Thor!

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at February 15, 2016 10:32 AM (eytER)

25
HA seems to have solved the problem of too many commenters, seems like.

Wonder how many will migrate over?

Posted by: irongrampa at February 15, 2016 10:32 AM (P/8aq)

26 He needs Harry Reid's consent.

Do you think he'll get Harry Reid's consent? Positive consent?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 15, 2016 10:31 AM (qPW+O)


NO he does not. Reid is in the House

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 10:32 AM (mw8Dm)

27 Snipers ain't hiding very well...

Posted by: Chi at February 15, 2016 10:32 AM (OUpHg)

28 So can we get Allah over at the AOSHQ?

Posted by: TexasDan at February 15, 2016 10:33 AM (TqXWc)

29 I shall rename this pai...

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 15, 2016 10:33 AM (lHb9q)

30 I think McConnell better recall the Senate NOW

-----------

There is so much game theory to be played with respect to replacing Scalia. The only conclusion that can be drawn is the federal government is way too powerful.

Posted by: SH at February 15, 2016 10:33 AM (gmeXX)

31 By the way, I thought it might be worthwhile to mention to the folks who are new here from Hot Air that you might want to click on the Pay Pal link and buy a membership upgrade before you use up all your free introductory posts.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 15, 2016 10:34 AM (QHgTq)

32 NO he does not. Reid is in the House
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 10:32 AM (mw8Dm)

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Um...what? Harry Reid is the minority leader in the Senate.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 15, 2016 10:34 AM (qPW+O)

33 Click on the picture and open it in a new window. Rather cool in full screen.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 15, 2016 10:34 AM (lHb9q)

34 He needs Harry Reid's consent.

Do you think he'll get Harry Reid's consent? Positive consent?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 15, 2016 10:31 AM (qPW+O)


NO he does not. Reid is in the House

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I have heard he needs Reid's consent too. But I don't understand all the rules.

Posted by: SH at February 15, 2016 10:34 AM (gmeXX)

35
I often chide rdbrewer for not giving us naked ladies. But I bet all these trees are phallic symbols. In high school I read some literary critique books so I could pretend to be smart. Every damn thing was a dick. Tree = dick. Grass = dick. Stream = dick. Sky = dick. Dick dick dick!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 15, 2016 10:35 AM (iQIUe)

36 HA migrant here.

Posted by: Wethal at February 15, 2016 10:35 AM (QJGGF)

37 That is clearly not art since it doesn't display the technical skill of a 2nd grader.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 15, 2016 10:35 AM (Wckf4)

38 >>So can we get Allah over at the AOSHQ?


Why?

Posted by: Lizzy at February 15, 2016 10:35 AM (NOIQH)

39 Sen. Mitch McConnell can eliminate the risk, however, by calling the Senate back into session. Section 2(a) of the adjournment resolution expressly authorizes the Senate majority leader to recall the Senate if, in his judgment, the public interest shall warrant it.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 10:35 AM (mw8Dm)

40 NO he does not. Reid is in the House
Posted by: Nevergiveup


Sorry *buzzer* wrong answer. Senator Reid is Senator.

Posted by: ugg boots at February 15, 2016 10:36 AM (fbovC)

41 Going back to original name so as to renew my claim to it.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 15, 2016 10:36 AM (Xo1Rt)

42 I don't get the big picture.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 15, 2016 10:36 AM (FkBIv)

43
Who the heck keeps painting my body dump sites?!?!
I need to whack the freakin' artist.

Posted by: Doctor at February 15, 2016 10:36 AM (m3iiU)

44 Also, I like how we're getting a smattering of helpful AoSHQ Primer 101 tips. And to hear the sages talk about the times long ago when the toolbar worked and the shit wasn't all retarded. Twas a simpler time I imagine.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 15, 2016 10:36 AM (AJeMv)

45 You'll want to buy ampersands at the introductory rate. Next month is D&D month.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 15, 2016 10:36 AM (VdICR)

46 Must be "Talk Like a Scandi Pirate" Day



Aaaargaaarrrghd...

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 15, 2016 10:36 AM (lHb9q)

47 Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 15, 2016 10:31 AM (qPW+O)

I feel certain the Establishment GOP Cartel will firmly reject any Obama nominee for the Supreme Court, until the 2016 elections are over.



Then I expect McConnell and the RINOs to pay off their masters by ramming through a judicial consent in the lame duck session.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 15, 2016 10:36 AM (wYnyS)

48 Welcome Wethal, from another migrant about 3 years ago.

Posted by: TexasDan at February 15, 2016 10:37 AM (TqXWc)

49 Um...what? Harry Reid is the minority leader in the Senate.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 15, 2016 10:34 AM (qPW+O)


Yeah sorry, but as I posted above, the Majority Leader has the power and does need anyone's consent

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 10:37 AM (mw8Dm)

50 And furthermore, I consider that we probably are going to have to talk about war.

Posted by: Some guy on the Intertubes at February 15, 2016 10:37 AM (J3UIw)

51 Sure, those two Danes *look* civilised enough. But you know that they're just plotting their next viking raid.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 15, 2016 10:37 AM (6FqZa)

52 >>Sure, those two Danes *look* civilised enough. But you know that they're just plotting their next viking raid.


Thursday night!!!!

Posted by: Lizzy at February 15, 2016 10:38 AM (NOIQH)

53 47 Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 15, 2016 10:31 AM (qPW+O)

I feel certain the Establishment GOP Cartel will firmly reject any Obama nominee for the Supreme Court, until the 2016 elections are over.



Then I expect McConnell and the RINOs to pay off their masters by ramming through a judicial consent in the lame duck session.
Posted by: Hrothgar at February 15, 2016 10:36 AM (wYnyS)

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Yeah...pretty much.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 15, 2016 10:38 AM (qPW+O)

54
Why?
Posted by: Lizzy at February 15, 2016 10:35 AM (NOIQH)


Because I like his posts?

Posted by: TexasDan at February 15, 2016 10:38 AM (TqXWc)

55
Sigh. I remember with fondness the new comment thingy and the old comment thingy.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 15, 2016 10:38 AM (iQIUe)

56

TL;DR whats Hot Gas up to?

Posted by: Moron Deluxe at February 15, 2016 10:38 AM (+zqYj)

57 Kind of reminds me of the Jordan Pond trail in Maine.

Though I'm sure I'd think anything around a pond would look the same.

Posted by: Chupacabra at February 15, 2016 10:38 AM (V40IZ)

58 Then I expect McConnell and the RINOs to pay off their masters by ramming through a judicial consent in the lame duck session.
Posted by: Hrothgar at February 15, 2016 10:36 AM (wYnyS)


NOT if a Republican wins in November. If a Dem wins, then it really does not matter does it?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 10:39 AM (mw8Dm)

59 Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 10:35 AM (mw8Dm)


Error on the post: "Using the words "McConnell", "judgment", and "the public interest" in one sentence!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 15, 2016 10:39 AM (wYnyS)

60
HA migrant here.------Wethal
Hookers to the left. Drugs to the right. Barrel is in the middle.

Posted by: Doctor at February 15, 2016 10:39 AM (m3iiU)

61 The only House that Harry Reid likes to be in is the playhouse at McDonalds.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 15, 2016 10:39 AM (6FqZa)

62 You know why so many paintings look so dark?

Dirt.

I never realized this but paintings done before the advent of the modern camera are coated in dirt and whatever which has darkened and obliterated much of what was visible in the beginning.

Saw some examples of befores and afters of widely known paintings after their cleaning.

Quite a difference.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 15, 2016 10:39 AM (Xo1Rt)

63 Those two snipers aren't hidden very well, are th...

*bang*

*thump*

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 15, 2016 10:39 AM (LUgeY)

64 So I'm only seeing about 1/5th of the painting.

Is rdbrewer adopting the Facebook standard for the art threads?

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 15, 2016 10:39 AM (01PMj)

65

Day 3 of a three day weekend. Chillin' with a bud last night helped cut the sour from my putative b'day on Saturday, so I'm just taking it easy today.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at February 15, 2016 10:32 AM (D0J8L)
________________________________

Was that a 'pop a top' bud or a 'pack the bowl' bud?

*hic*


Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 15, 2016 10:39 AM (HSmrB)

66 Apparently the painting in this thread wants to be a banner ad on my browser as I'm only seeing a banner ads worth of content. I demand a refund!

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 15, 2016 10:39 AM (AJeMv)

67 I feel certain the Establishment GOP Cartel will firmly reject any Obama nominee for the Supreme Court, until the 2016 elections are over.

------------

Well McCain is running for reelection. So he will be a committed conservative for the rest of the year.

Posted by: SH at February 15, 2016 10:40 AM (gmeXX)

68 Sadly we are still thinking SCOTUS could save us from BO when congress fails even after Obamacare is a tax and now we are thinking the senate might save us from BO putting a commie on SCOTUS. I'm pretty sure it would take a population willing to stage a general strike to knock DC from dragging us over the cliff.

Posted by: PaleRider at February 15, 2016 10:40 AM (chkUd)

69 Hot Air has sent out eviction notices...

...I'm looking for a new home.

Posted by: skoorbekim at February 15, 2016 10:40 AM (B9BX+)

70 19 Wow, the meltdown going on over at Hot Air because they are moving to Facebook posting only is epic. People are saying goodby to friends they've made at HA rather than sign up for Facebook. Geez, it's beautiful to watch people tell Zuckerburg to eff off. Hope they discover Ace's place - the best on the Internet.
Posted by: Alf767 at February 15, 2016 10:31 AM (VtSj9)
__________________

I've posted on HA for years (under a different user name than I use here). I too said goodbye today, and then deleted HA from my bookmarks. I will not use FB. If Salem wants to get in bed with that d-bag fascist Zuckerberg, that's their choice, but I will not go with them.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 15, 2016 10:40 AM (df5V4)

71 You can click on the pic to see the full thing instead of the little striptease here.

It includes two dudes blissfully unaware of the imminent bear-rape.

Posted by: tassels at February 15, 2016 10:40 AM (Aaumc)

72 Very nice forest art.

I don't care who he is -- that's talent.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 15, 2016 10:40 AM (u82oZ)

73 "Sorry *buzzer* wrong answer. Senator Reid is Senator.

Posted by: ugg boots at February 15, 2016 10:36 AM (fbovC)"

That's crazy talk. Next you will be trying to tell me that Senator McCarthy was not a member of HUAC.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 15, 2016 10:40 AM (QHgTq)

74 Picture coming through now?

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 15, 2016 10:40 AM (Iyg03)

75 I see Thor!


*****


The thunder god went for a ride
Upon his favorite filly.
"I'm THOR!" he cried
The horse replied,
"You forgot your thaddle, thilly!"

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 15, 2016 10:41 AM (lHb9q)

76
the Majority Leader has the power and does(nt) need anyone's consent
Posted by: Nevergiveup



Motion to come back into session early requires consent of the minority leader. Senate rules, per the pjm article linked yesterday.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 15, 2016 10:41 AM (kdS6q)

77 Ace should pick up Mark Steyn to replace Malor who left for NRO. It's a fair trade as both would be at their spiritual homes.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 15, 2016 10:41 AM (Wckf4)

78 I seem to have an aspect ratio problem...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, at Camp Banhammer at February 15, 2016 10:41 AM (RrDm2)

79

Facepunch and Twatter have been dead to me for years.

Fuck 'em.

Welcome Gassers! You may now remove your pants.

Posted by: Moron Deluxe at February 15, 2016 10:41 AM (+zqYj)

80 Hot Air decides to get rid of it's current commenters and acquire some new ones more to their taste.

AoSHQ numbers swell.

Put some money in the tipjar you hot air refugees.

There's a Paypal link and you can buy stuff from Amazon that will accrue funds to Ace's account.

Don't be a free rider.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 15, 2016 10:42 AM (Xo1Rt)

81 73. That's crazy talk. Next you will be trying to tell me that Senator McCarthy was not a member of HUAC.
Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 15, 2016 10:40 AM (QHgTq)

Hollywood told me so.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 15, 2016 10:42 AM (qPW+O)

82 Well McCain is running for reelection. So he will be a committed conservative for the rest of the year.

Posted by: SH at February 15, 2016 10:40 AM (gmeXX)

You can only count on that only until Kelli Ward wins, then McCain reverts to type!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 15, 2016 10:42 AM (wYnyS)

83 WTF is HotAir thinking, moving to the enemy's platform? Facebook is evil. They deliberately collude with governments to shut down free speech.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 15, 2016 10:42 AM (6FqZa)

84 Maybe more coffee will help. My eyelids seem to only open part way.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 15, 2016 10:42 AM (RrDm2)

85 If you click on the photo to make it in enlarge, it is quite a beautiful painting.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 15, 2016 10:42 AM (iQIUe)

86 "Picture coming through now?"

Nah. Still just the top quarter.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 15, 2016 10:42 AM (WVsWD)

87 74 Picture coming through now?
Posted by: rdbrewer at February 15, 2016 10:40 AM (Iyg03)


Not for me.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 15, 2016 10:42 AM (01PMj)

88 i always had the full picture, to which I credit clean internet living.

Posted by: TexasDan at February 15, 2016 10:42 AM (TqXWc)

89 WTF is HotAir thinking, moving to the enemy's platform?
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 15, 2016 10:42 AM (6FqZa)



Probably thinking they're going to swell their coffers with sweet, sweet Zuckerbucks.

Posted by: Country Singer at February 15, 2016 10:43 AM (GUBah)

90 Motion to come back into session early requires consent of the minority leader. Senate rules, per the pjm article linked yesterday.
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 15, 2016 10:41 AM (kdS6q)

No

Sen. Mitch McConnell can eliminate the risk, however, by calling the Senate back into session. Section 2(a) of the adjournment resolution expressly authorizes the Senate majority leader to recall the Senate if, in his judgment, the public interest shall warrant it.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 10:43 AM (mw8Dm)

91 So...

Those of us without Facebook accounts will no longer be able to post comments on Hot Air?

Hmmmm...

So what's the downside?

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 15, 2016 10:44 AM (01PMj)

92 What are those two shady characters up to on the left there?

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 15, 2016 10:44 AM (OvUux)

93 Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 15, 2016 10:39 AM (LUgeY)

You never hear the shot that gets you.

That's why pros don't duck when they hear a shot.

If you can hear it, it missed.

Now you may want to zig zag or duck if you think you're a sole target.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 15, 2016 10:44 AM (Xo1Rt)

94 I think that I have camped at that spot.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 15, 2016 10:44 AM (RrDm2)

95 OK, now I see the picture fully, thanks, rd.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 15, 2016 10:44 AM (01PMj)

96
Powerful Moderation Tools

We've redesigned the comments moderation tool to make it easier and faster for your community management team to moderate multiple comments at once.

developers.facebook.com/products/social-plugins/comments/



CTRL-F "Rubio sux"

DELETE ALL

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 15, 2016 10:44 AM (kdS6q)

97 How about now?

Posted by: rdbrewer at February 15, 2016 10:44 AM (Iyg03)

98 "Sen. Mitch McConnell can eliminate the risk, however, by calling the Senate back into session. Section 2(a) of the adjournment resolution expressly authorizes the Senate majority leader to recall the Senate if, in his judgment, the public interest shall warrant it.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 10:43 AM (mw8Dm)

How would this help turtlenecks CoC masters?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 15, 2016 10:44 AM (WVsWD)

99 It's fixed now, so all our previous comments look like the ravings of lunatics.

Posted by: thanks for nothing, rdb! at February 15, 2016 10:45 AM (Aaumc)

100 Yay! For RD!! Full picture. And a nice picture it is.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 15, 2016 10:45 AM (WVsWD)

101 91 So...

Those of us without Facebook accounts will no longer be able to post comments on Hot Air?

Hmmmm...

So what's the downside?
Posted by: OregonMuse at February 15, 2016 10:44 AM (01PMj)

===========

I do have a Facebook account, but I hardly post it and I'd just as soon keep those parts of my life separate.

I never post inflammatory things, but people be crazy, yo.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 15, 2016 10:45 AM (qPW+O)

102
Sigh. I need to keep a better eye on my socks.
Doctor sock, off.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at February 15, 2016 10:45 AM (m3iiU)

103 Sounds like HA schlonged itself - that's gotta hurt

Posted by: Jerry at February 15, 2016 10:45 AM (VrOqy)

104 To be fair, there's no picture evidence of Rubio sucking. That's what the foam was for

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 15, 2016 10:45 AM (6FqZa)

105 Like I eluded to in the news dump, reading the comments here has always had this Cheers vibe. Except Ace is behind the bar, not Woody or Sam. And Diane is making sammiches, because wymyn.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 15, 2016 10:45 AM (AJeMv)

106 Just click on the pic, for Panavision awesomeness.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 15, 2016 10:46 AM (RrDm2)

107 97 How about now?
Posted by: rdbrewer at February 15, 2016 10:44 AM (Iyg03)


It's good now. What did you have to do?

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 15, 2016 10:46 AM (01PMj)

108 Welcome Gassers! You may now remove your pants.

Posted by: Moron Deluxe at February 15, 2016 10:41 AM (+zqYj)

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"May"? I was told that was "must."

Posted by: iforgot at February 15, 2016 10:46 AM (YOxw1)

109 Wooott!! Senator Reid is IN DA HOUSE!!!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 15, 2016 10:46 AM (lHb9q)

110
Used to post on HA (and everywhere else) as Irongrampa--no more after today.

FB plays no role in my life nor will it ever, if I can help it.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 15, 2016 10:46 AM (P/8aq)

111 It is indeed a thing of joy and beauty to see staunch civil disobedience over being forced into the hoodie-clad arms of Mark Zuckerberg.

I was musing to myself the other day what would happen to the stock market if the Facebook behemoth were to suffer a price decline proportionate to what Twitter has recently gone through. This may be prognostic of just such a decline. Look out below!

Posted by: torquewrench at February 15, 2016 10:46 AM (noWW6)

112

'How Not to be Seen'

BOOM!

Posted by: Moron Deluxe at February 15, 2016 10:47 AM (+zqYj)

113 The contrast between the green and brown is striking. I nominate this Painting for some kind of academy award.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 15, 2016 10:47 AM (WVsWD)

114 Wow, the meltdown going on over at Hot Air because they are moving to Facebook posting only is epic. People are saying goodby to friends they've made at HA rather than sign up for Facebook. Geez, it's beautiful to watch people tell Zuckerburg to eff off. Hope they discover Ace's place - the best on the Internet.

Posted by: Alf767 at February 15, 2016 10:31 AM (VtSj9)


Well, I'd be choked if any site that I frequent made use of Facebook to the extent of requiring me to join that virus to use any part of the site's functionality that I might wish to use.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 15, 2016 10:48 AM (Z8fuk)

115 That painting is lovely! Just beautiful.

All the woodland path needs is a bar, serving cold vodka and gin and scotch and vodka. And a few distant vassals to subjugate. Then it would be a complete paradise.

Posted by: Hillary! at February 15, 2016 10:48 AM (TxJGV)

116 rdbrewer sounds like my optometrist.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 15, 2016 10:48 AM (lHb9q)

117 HA had a temporary go at Fb posting a while back, but backed off, presumably under pressure from response of their commetariat.

Is it a fait accompli this time? Was this a sudden thing?

Posted by: TexasDan at February 15, 2016 10:48 AM (TqXWc)

118
It appears there are two Danes hiding in the trees from the muzzie horde.


back to real life, was Scalia murdered? or is this just the standard news cycle now?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 15, 2016 10:48 AM (ODxAs)

119 I do have a Facebook account, but I hardly post it and I'd just as soon keep those parts of my life separate.



I never post inflammatory things, but people be crazy, yo.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 15, 2016 10:45 AM (qPW+O)

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Wow. Can't you control what goes onto your page with Facebook? I'm not sure as I only have FB so I can mainline Candy Crush. Soon as I move on to vodka or heroin, it's buh-bye facebook account.

Posted by: iforgot at February 15, 2016 10:49 AM (YOxw1)

120 ***"Sen. Mitch McConnell can eliminate the risk, however, by calling the Senate back into session. Section 2(a) of the adjournment resolution expressly authorizes the Senate majority leader to recall the Senate if, in his judgment, the public interest shall warrant it.


Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 10:43 AM (mw8Dm)"***


Insty had a pretty good take on this adjournment resolution misnomer.


http://tinyurl.com/gldu35t

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 15, 2016 10:49 AM (Wckf4)

121
No Sen. Mitch McConnell can eliminate the risk, however, by calling the Senate back into session. Section 2(a) of the adjournment resolution expressly authorizes the Senate majority leader to recall the Senate if, in his judgment, the public interest shall warrant it.
Posted by: Nevergiveup



Sec. 2. (a) The Majority Leader of the Senate or his designee, ==> after concurrence with the Minority Leader of the Senate <==, shall notify the Members of the Senate to reassemble at such place and time as he may designate if, in his opinion, the public interest shall warrant it.

thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?c114:2:./temp/~c114eH0Yec::

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 15, 2016 10:49 AM (kdS6q)

122
HA went downhill after it was sold. It has been at least a year since I commented there as I noticed it was headed for the cliff.
I thought it would fall off, not enthusiatically jump.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at February 15, 2016 10:49 AM (m3iiU)

123 It appears there are two Danes hiding in the trees

*****

Great!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 15, 2016 10:49 AM (lHb9q)

124 "77 Ace should pick up Mark Steyn to replace Malor who left for NRO. It's a fair trade as both would be at their spiritual homes.
Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 15, 2016 10:41 AM (Wckf4)"

__________________________________________________

Does Ace actually pay anyone? I think NRO pays people, or am I mistaken?

Posted by: NotCoach at February 15, 2016 10:50 AM (rsudF)

125

Well, what an odd few days it has been.

Bad: not worth repeating

Good:
Broke under 200 this AM, down 10 lbs
Gonna make Gavlax for the first time this week
Have a week off

And so it goes...

Posted by: Moron Deluxe at February 15, 2016 10:50 AM (+zqYj)

126 We must welcome the HA refugees and direct them to the tip jar.

Sad to see it go all LGF, but hey we still have this joint. Right?

Right?

Hello?

Posted by: IP at February 15, 2016 10:50 AM (aQQbl)

127 rdbrewer sounds like my optometrist.>>>

Just be glad he doesn't sound like your proctologist.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 15, 2016 10:50 AM (P/aDH)

128 36 HA migrant here.
Posted by: Wethal at February 15, 2016 10:35

Welcome! LGF and HA refugee from years back myself and found a home with this rowdy crew. Don't let the cheap boozing, bad manners and lack of hygiene fool you, the Horde is good people. Toughen your hide a bit, keep your wits about you and you'll be just fine.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 15, 2016 10:50 AM (kpqmD)

129 You need to see the big version of the painting (by clicking on it) in order to see how good it really is,

I'll bet it's teh awesome to see the actual painting. I wonder what museum it's in?

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 15, 2016 10:50 AM (01PMj)

130 "Sen. Mitch McConnell can eliminate the risk, however, by calling the Senate back into session. Section 2(a) of the adjournment resolution expressly authorizes the Senate majority leader to recall the Senate if, in his judgment, the public interest shall warrant it.

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That just won't be convenient for me, so no. I have previously committed boy scout work to do. In my basement.

Posted by: Hairy Reid at February 15, 2016 10:50 AM (TxJGV)

131 117 HA had a temporary go at Fb posting a while back, but backed off, presumably under pressure from response of their commetariat.

Is it a fait accompli this time? Was this a sudden thing?

I think they are having a psychotic breakdown from the Trump phenomenon...

Posted by: skoorbekim at February 15, 2016 10:50 AM (B9BX+)

132 And lest we gloat too much, our gracious host is pretty hooked on Twitter.

and, very funny over there, as well as here. So no objection from me.

Posted by: TexasDan at February 15, 2016 10:50 AM (TqXWc)

133 Well, I'd be choked if any site that I frequent made use of Facebook to the extent of requiring me to join that virus to use any part of the site's functionality that I might wish to use.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon




Agreed, society in general would be better off if less people were on Facebook.

Really dumb decision, even though I don't care much for HotAir.

The worse "major" site though is still RedState.

Posted by: Kal at February 15, 2016 10:51 AM (74hKk)

134 This comment was willowed but I'm reposting it here to prove my morn(ette) bona fides:

322
So I'm sitting here thinking I'm going blind--maybe some retinal problem
or a new and improved ocular migraine symptom. Keep seeing these very
fast but small flickers of black in my lower left field of vision. Then I
notice that they are appearing in my lower right field of vision too.
Kinda like a fly zipping past you...

Then I turn around and look
out the window to see about a thousand starlings zipping past the window
behind me on their way to ravage the holly tree out back. Realize that
what I am seeing is their reflections in my glasses.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 15, 2016 10:52 AM (E6RIJ)

135 There I am, commenting away on the previous thread, when I decide to check for noodness, and I find not only is there noodart, it's 120+ comments in already.

I feel virtually orphinked!

Don't cry for me, Venezuela.

Posted by: mindful webworker - abandoned at February 15, 2016 10:52 AM (6MUFb)

136 This painting's creator, Carl Frederik Aagaard...

Didn't he own one of the castles in Monty Python's Holy Grail?

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 15, 2016 10:52 AM (AJeMv)

137 123 It appears there are two Danes hiding in the trees

*****

Great!
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 15, 2016 10:49 AM (lHb9q)


IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE GREAT DANES ARE LARGE DOGS!

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at February 15, 2016 10:52 AM (kpqmD)

138 What's sad is that despite the negative reaction by HA commenters, they will still make the change.

And that alone shows their true allegiance.

What's been the most noticeable thing about the last few years?

The GOPe doesn't care what their supposed base supporters think. They're doing what their BUYERS/FUNDERS want and not their voters.

Because they believe that's where the money is.

Big surprise when they find out that without supporters, their buyer/funders don't care much about them anymore because the base is their power and the only reason they were of interest to the big money.

Well, Allah I don't know but Ed I had some run ins with so I personally don't care and actually expected something like this long ago. (I got banned because I said that Allah and Ed were allowing Salem too much control. Prophetic eh?)

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 15, 2016 10:52 AM (Xo1Rt)

139 two Danes hiding in the trees from the muzzie horde

To be fair, the Dane horde used to raid the Muslims a lot too. What's Sicilian for "BOHICA"?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 15, 2016 10:52 AM (6FqZa)

140 "117 HA had a temporary go at Fb posting a while back, but backed off, presumably under pressure from response of their commetariat.

Is it a fait accompli this time? Was this a sudden thing?
Posted by: TexasDan at February 15, 2016 10:48 AM (TqXWc)"

_________________________________________________


I remember that. It was ridiculous. FB commenters would have their comments post on HA, but they wouldn't see our responses to their stupidity unless they actually came to HA.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 15, 2016 10:52 AM (rsudF)

141
HA had a temporary go at Fb posting a while back, but backed off, presumably under pressure from response of their commetariat. Is it a fait accompli this time? Was this a sudden thing?
Posted by: TexasDan



"The Green Room" debacle. We'd prefer to post our GOPe rants unchallenged.

Was that a ever a crash and burn.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 15, 2016 10:52 AM (kdS6q)

142 Wow. Can't you control what goes onto your page with Facebook? I'm not sure as I only have FB so I can mainline Candy Crush. Soon as I move on to vodka or heroin, it's buh-bye facebook account.
Posted by: iforgot at February 15, 2016 10:49 AM (YOxw1)

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

You can, but then my name and picture are out there. And I often talk about how I'm from South Carolina. It shouldn't be too hard to find me with that information.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 15, 2016 10:52 AM (qPW+O)

143 Does Ace actually pay anyone? I think NRO pays people, or am I mistaken?

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Ace is like the cape cod league. Not only does it not pay, but you have to mow the lawn of the person who is letting you stay with them. You just hope you get a call up to a real minor league - and then maybe the big time.

Poor Drew.

Posted by: SH at February 15, 2016 10:53 AM (gmeXX)

144 We must welcome the HA refugees
--------------

Right. That's how it always starts...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 15, 2016 10:53 AM (RrDm2)

145 Welcome! LGF and HA refugee from years back myself and found a home with this rowdy crew. Don't let the cheap boozing, bad manners and lack of hygiene fool you, the Horde is good people. Toughen your hide a bit, keep your wits about you and you'll be just fine.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 15, 2016 10:50 AM (kpqmD)


And you don't gots to wear no pants, neither, so there's that.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 15, 2016 10:53 AM (01PMj)

146 "You can only count on that only until Kelli Ward wins"

From your mouth to God's ears.

Hoping that Dr. Ward really can finally knock off McCain.

Of course, even if Old Man Yells At Clouds has been tossed out of the Senate, we'll be stuck with his imbecilic daughter forever. She's got favorite 'Republican' guest status with the snooze media by now.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 15, 2016 10:53 AM (noWW6)

147 I commented over at Warm Flatus for a while, but that place just started getting teh crazy.

At least we can stay on a topic for longer than three minutes.

Most of the time.

Hey look, a squirrel...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 15, 2016 10:53 AM (LUgeY)

148 I called my Senator and emailed him. Cory Gardner, R, Colorado.

There is a statement up at his website, RIP Scalia, but no followup. I said I would not stop calling and emailing until I see him say that Obama's pick will not be confirmed.

Top of the news in Google: Washington Post says Republicans blocking Obama's pick will cost them the Senate.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at February 15, 2016 10:53 AM (U6f54)

149 I got banned at HA because I called islam a satan worshipping death cult.

Go figure...

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 15, 2016 10:54 AM (OvUux)

150 Does Michelle Malkin still own HA, or was it sold to someone else?

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 15, 2016 10:54 AM (01PMj)

151 Years ago I posted to HA fairly frequently and then slacked off to almost never. I just bid them goodbye this morning.

Posted by: Ed Anger at February 15, 2016 10:54 AM (RcpcZ)

152 That location is now the site of a classy Trump resort.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 15, 2016 10:54 AM (RrDm2)

153 131
117 HA had a temporary go at Fb posting a while back, but backed off,
presumably under pressure from response of their commetariat.


Is it a fait accompli this time? Was this a sudden thing?


I think they are having a psychotic breakdown from the Trump phenomenon...

~~~~~

I've noticed that the comments over at HA have really deteriorated over the past year or so. My guess is that management saw that too, and rather than deal with it, they went with the "let it burn" option.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 15, 2016 10:54 AM (E6RIJ)

154 Sec. 2. (a) The Majority Leader of the Senate or his designee, ==> after concurrence with the Minority Leader of the Senate

thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?c114:2:./temp/~c114eH0Yec::

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 15, 2016 10:49 AM (kdS6q)

OK if that is what it says, and it does, then the person who wrote that article at Brietbart is wrong. Thanks for the correction.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 10:54 AM (mw8Dm)

155 Fuck going to be a long 11 months

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 10:55 AM (mw8Dm)

156 >> Posted by: skoorbekim at February 15, 2016 10:50 AM (B9BX+)

It was a sudden thing, with no warning. And yes, I do think they wanted to get rid of the Trumpers. The comments section had generally become quite hostile to the staff writers and Salem media as an entity, and I think the FB commenting system is an effort to get rid of the "old" commenters politely, rather than going on a screaming rant and melting down and banning everybody like LGF did.

Posted by: Doomberg at February 15, 2016 10:55 AM (hNPOD)

157 145 Welcome! LGF and HA refugee from years back myself and found a home with this rowdy crew. Don't let the cheap boozing, bad manners and lack of hygiene fool you, the Horde is good people. Toughen your hide a bit, keep your wits about you and you'll be just fine.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 15, 2016 10:50 AM (kpqmD)

And you don't gots to wear no pants, neither, so there's that.
Posted by: OregonMuse at February 15, 2016 10:53 AM (01PMj)

Indeed, just one of many perks around here.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 15, 2016 10:55 AM (kpqmD)

158 ***"Does Ace actually pay anyone? I think NRO pays people, or am I mistaken?"***


If hookers count, then yes.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 15, 2016 10:55 AM (Wckf4)

159 I regularly frequent 4 sites: AoS, Weasel Zippers, Instapundit, and VDH, in that order, with Drudge as my primary news source. In none of these is Facebook needed. I don't need to be involved in FB. What is the great thing about it anyway? Can anyone tell me why it's so damned popular?

Posted by: kraken at February 15, 2016 10:55 AM (sdxPm)

160
I'm still registered at the bicycle seat sniffer's site.

I'm just waiting to think up a fun way to get tossed out of there.

Posted by: Ed Anger at February 15, 2016 10:56 AM (RcpcZ)

161 "149 I got banned at HA because I called islam a satan worshipping death cult.

Go figure...
Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 15, 2016 10:54 AM (OvUux)"

________________________________________________

I have said worse about Islam at HA and was never banned. You probably weren't holding your mouth right.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 15, 2016 10:56 AM (rsudF)

162
Is it a fait accompli this time? Was this a sudden thing?
Posted by: TexasDan



Done in secret with only 24 hours notice, so you know it was a customer centered initiative.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 15, 2016 10:56 AM (kdS6q)

163 150 Does Michelle Malkin still own HA, or was it sold to someone else?
Posted by: OregonMuse at February 15, 2016 10:54 AM (01PMj)

I thought she sold it off some time ago.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 15, 2016 10:56 AM (kpqmD)

164 One thing I never understood about HotAir is why they never cleaned the place up of all the trolls.

I'm not talking about conservatives that don't see eye to eye and argue, I'm talking about the liberal hecklers that dominated every thread discussion.

They wouldn't need to move to Facebook though to take care of that problem.

Posted by: Kal at February 15, 2016 10:56 AM (74hKk)

165 You know who benefits from a rush of new commenters who don't understand how Pixy's system works? The Barrel.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 15, 2016 10:56 AM (6FqZa)

166 Seems odd that Ace was in the comment section last night.

Speaking of being open mined to a new commenting system.

Ace, I implore you.

Don't.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2016 10:57 AM (ptqRm)

167 Can anyone tell me why it's so damned popular?

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It allows you to morally preen?

Posted by: SH at February 15, 2016 10:57 AM (gmeXX)

168 >> Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 15, 2016 10:52 AM (kdS6q)

The whole Green Room debacle was when it was clear things were beginning to go in the wrong direction at Hot Air. In all honesty, I only stayed around because of friends in the comments section. The main articles have become increasingly unreadable; AoS is where I've usually gone to read serious analysis, even if I don't always agree with our host.

Posted by: Doomberg at February 15, 2016 10:57 AM (hNPOD)

169 It appears there are two Danes hiding in the trees from the muzzie horde.



Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 15, 2016 10:48 AM (ODxAs)


Are they Great, or just mediocre?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 15, 2016 10:58 AM (Z8fuk)

170
Does Michelle Malkin still own HA, or was it sold to someone else?
Posted by: OregonMuse



The Tiger Mom sold the place off to Salem a couple of years ago. Got a million or so for it.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 15, 2016 10:58 AM (kdS6q)

171 "Top of the news in Google: Washington Post says Republicans blocking Obama's pick will cost them the Senate."

Can somebody state an action that the repukes in the Senate could take that would not cost them a majority? Besides doing king putts bidding?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 15, 2016 10:59 AM (WVsWD)

172 160
I'm still registered at the bicycle seat sniffer's site.

I'm just waiting to think up a fun way to get tossed out of there.
Posted by: Ed Anger at February 15, 2016 10:56 AM (RcpcZ)

I quit LGF when the purges began. There was a commenter there who was very reasonable and unfailingly polite who got banned because his point of view differed from the blog owner and some of his pet sycophants. It was at that point I decided I wanted to have nothing to do with it anymore.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 15, 2016 10:59 AM (kpqmD)

173 ***"AoS is where I've usually gone to read serious analysis, even if I don't always agree with our host."***


The fact that the host and most COBs meaningfully engage with the commentariat regularly is one of the best damn features of this blog.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 15, 2016 10:59 AM (Wckf4)

174 So Hot Air is moving to Monterrey Mexico and laying off all 1400 commenters?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 15, 2016 11:00 AM (xq1UY)

175 Washington Post says Republicans blocking Obama's pick will cost them the Senate.
Posted by: the littl shyning man
-----------------

The Dem-Media Cabal will play this whole thing like the Pros that they are. I doubt that there is enough spine in the GOP to stand up collectively and point out plainly and loudly the descent into totalitarian rule that an Obama appointment would bring about.

I expect them to roll over and accept whatever he does, based on political calculations.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 15, 2016 11:00 AM (RrDm2)

176 It was a sudden thing, with no warning. And yes, I do think they wanted to get rid of the Trumpers. The comments section had generally become quite hostile to the staff writers and Salem media as an entity, and I think the FB commenting system is an effort to get rid of the "old" commenters politely, rather than going on a screaming rant and melting down and banning everybody like LGF did.

--------------

It was downright comical...

Commenters were going there to read other commenters haranguing the Beta Male blog post attempts at click-bate.



Posted by: skoorbekim at February 15, 2016 11:00 AM (B9BX+)

177 That can't be Denmark. I see no fake Syrian refugees trying to rape people.

Posted by: angela urkel at February 15, 2016 11:00 AM (dRfkS)

178 175 So Hot Air is moving to Monterrey Mexico and laying off all 1400 commenters?
Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 15, 2016 11:00 AM (xq1UY)

Commenting will be outsourced to Bangladesh.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 15, 2016 11:01 AM (kpqmD)

179 >>Indeed, just one of many perks around here.

We don't even wear pajamas around here.

(actually, right now I'm wearing cargo shorts and a T shirt so I guess I'm overdressed...)

Was a minor league bike seat site commenter back when, still not the most active here.

Posted by: JEM at February 15, 2016 11:01 AM (o+SC1)

180
One thing I never understood about HotAir is why they never cleaned the place up of all the trolls. I'm not talking about conservatives that don't see eye to eye and argue, I'm talking about the liberal hecklers that dominated every thread discussion.
Posted by: Kal



You don't think pushing back against those icky tru cons isn't the entire idea behind HotAir/Salem?

Oh, Summer Child....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 15, 2016 11:01 AM (kdS6q)

181 Malkin sold HA years ago. Shortly thereafter I left for good.
Hell, i rarely even read the links ace posts to over there.
I certainly haven't looked at their comments in ages.

Iwon't comment at WZ, either. Tried that once - that place is as bad as Jr HS.
I miss Llama Butchers...

Posted by: Chi at February 15, 2016 11:01 AM (OUpHg)

182 >>Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 15, 2016 10:59 AM (Wckf4)

Agreed completely. Ed and AP hardly ever came into the HA comments.

Posted by: Doomberg at February 15, 2016 11:02 AM (hNPOD)

183
Does Michelle Malkin still own HA, or was it sold to someone else?-----OregonMuse

Sold a few years ago.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at February 15, 2016 11:02 AM (m3iiU)

184 Hah! More than 1,100 comments over at HA regarding the change, and I can't find one in favor.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 15, 2016 11:02 AM (E6RIJ)

185
164 One thing I never understood about HotAir is why they never cleaned the place up of all the trolls.

I never understood why they invited them. They opened registration a couple of months before both the '08 and '12 elections IIRC.

Posted by: Ed Anger at February 15, 2016 11:02 AM (RcpcZ)

186 The punditry is talking about the risk GOP senators in blue states will take by not confirming Obama's communist nomination. Given the fact that 80% of the public can't name a SCOTUS justice, I really doubt any election will turn on whether the GOP senator votes for or against the nomination.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 15, 2016 11:03 AM (0LHZx)

187 Speaking of being open mined to a new commenting system.



Ace, I implore you.



Don't.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2016 10:57 AM (ptqRm)
^^^This. I know we were spit balling last night. But please, Ace, I will gladly endure the quirks of Pixy if it means not even entertaining this slippery slope.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 15, 2016 11:03 AM (AJeMv)

188 Problem over at HA is that too many commenters engaged the trolls. Most here at AoS do not.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 15, 2016 11:04 AM (E6RIJ)

189 >>Posted by: IrishEi at February 15, 2016 11:02 AM (E6RIJ)

There's one commenter who likes it, but admitted it's because most of the people he doesn't like have said they're leaving.

Posted by: Doomberg at February 15, 2016 11:04 AM (hNPOD)

190 Short blog post on the book "Scalia Dissents" on bookhorde.org
(link in nic)

Posted by: votermom at February 15, 2016 11:04 AM (cbfNE)

191 Washington Post says Republicans blocking Obama's pick will cost them the Senate.
Posted by: the littl shyning man
-----------------

The Dem-Media Cabal will play this whole thing like the Pros that they are. I doubt that there is enough spine in the GOP to stand up collectively and point out plainly and loudly the descent into totalitarian rule that an Obama appointment would bring about.

I expect them to roll over and accept whatever he does, based on political calculations.

----------

Just like the Shutdown. This is going to take some spine. I am somewhat comforted with the strong statement McConnell made. McCain being in a reelection helps too.

Hopefully, they will stand strong.

Posted by: SH at February 15, 2016 11:05 AM (gmeXX)

192 181-- Yeah, the WZ comments are kind of a waste of time. I don't bother. Honestly, this site is the best thing going.

Posted by: kraken at February 15, 2016 11:05 AM (sdxPm)

193 160
I'm still registered at the bicycle seat sniffer's site.

I'm just waiting to think up a fun way to get tossed out of there.
Posted by: Ed Anger at February 15, 2016 10:56 AM (RcpcZ)

===========
Ha! I was banned when I made a brief and concise comment that the evidence proved the Kentucky census taker committed suicide and that it was not murder. Hell, even one of the big time butt licker's agreed with me but I got banned. Which was fine with me.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 15, 2016 11:05 AM (iQIUe)

194 "Top of the news in Google: Washington Post says Republicans blocking Obama's pick will cost them the Senate."




Would still be worth it 100x over even if they lost the Senate.

You hand the Supreme Court over to the Left, it's like installing a dictator for life to run this country.

It won't matter who's President or who controls Congress once you get a left-wing majority on the Court.

Posted by: Kal at February 15, 2016 11:05 AM (74hKk)

195 Why don't the Republicans just announce that the vote for Scalia's replacement is set for November 10th?


Posted by: RoyalOil at February 15, 2016 11:05 AM (fQ/0p)

196 I thought it was peculiar when Tepid Zephyr still had headlines (http://hotair.com/headlines) but no link from the main page....but having commenters with no way to comment outside of Facebook is even more so.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 15, 2016 11:05 AM (EzgxV)

197 Russians are bombing hospitals and refugee centers in Syria that belong to Fredo's rebel friends. Well if you let the bear into the Middle East this is what happens.

DEAD Silence from the Fredo

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 11:06 AM (mw8Dm)

198
My mother was Danish but my dad was a Cookie. He always had a chip on his shoulder.

Posted by: Dough Nut at February 15, 2016 11:06 AM (ODxAs)

199 There's one commenter who likes it, but admitted it's because most of the people he doesn't like have said they're leaving.


Posted by: Doomberg at February 15, 2016 11:04 AM
~~~~
Heh. Just wait 'til he gets a load of his new FB family!

Posted by: IrishEi at February 15, 2016 11:07 AM (E6RIJ)

200 Problem over at HA is that too many commenters engaged the trolls. Most here at AoS do not.


We are mercifully quick to eviscerate trolls here.

And get them into a suitable brine as quickly as possible.

Trolls fear us.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 15, 2016 11:07 AM (LUgeY)

201 "Top of the news in Google: Washington Post says Republicans blocking Obama's pick will cost them the Senate."

I'd say if the Republicans frame the narrative correctly, that this a Second Amendment battle, the odds of the Democrats gaining any office beside Animal Control Officer is zero.

They're wishcasting because they are shitting themselves right now.

Posted by: ugg boots at February 15, 2016 11:07 AM (fbovC)

202 Didn't LukeWarm Air have Facebook once upon a time? IIRC they had the regular comments and then had a facebook comments section. Then that went away.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 15, 2016 11:07 AM (0LHZx)

203 Just like the Shutdown. This is going to take some spine. I am somewhat comforted with the strong statement McConnell made. McCain being in a reelection helps too.

Hopefully, they will stand strong.
Posted by: SH



I hate GOPe, but I actually do think even they "get it".

FWIW, I have several Republican lobbyist friends that are total Establishment hacks and even they say this is the hill to die on.

Posted by: Kal at February 15, 2016 11:07 AM (74hKk)

204
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Ed is probably rubbing himself erotically with cubes of delicious Wisconsin butter at the very idea of that sort of unchallenged power over others.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 15, 2016 11:07 AM (kdS6q)

205 "188 Problem over at HA is that too many commenters engaged the trolls. Most here at AoS do not.
Posted by: IrishEi at February 15, 2016 11:04 AM (E6RIJ)"

______________________________________________

I personally enjoy troll hunting, but that is probably just me. I am of the opinion that killing trolls improves my brain because I figure out how to destroy their troll ideas. Yes, I know many are insincere sock puppets (the blantantly obvious ones I ignore and smile at for their humor), but some actually believe their own nonsense.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 15, 2016 11:08 AM (rsudF)

206 The two or three people that have all of the lib troll socks are going to be PISSED! And that fake China guy...there goes at least 10 noms.

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 15, 2016 11:08 AM (OvUux)

207 Just like the Shutdown. This is going to take some spine. I am somewhat comforted with the strong statement McConnell made. McCain being in a reelection helps too.

Hopefully, they will stand strong.
Posted by: SH at February 15, 2016 11:05 AM (gmeXX)

Holding the line will NOT cost the Republicans the Election, but folding will. Many of us will walk, and THAT I have never threatened before. But if the RINOs decide to give up the ship lock stock and barrel, no point in hanging around

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 11:08 AM (mw8Dm)

208 Can somebody state an action that the repukes in the Senate could take that would not cost them a majority? Besides doing king putts bidding?
Posted by: Tim
---------------

Sure. Repeatedly and assertively calling news conferences where they explain in plain terms the responsibilities of the SCOTUS, and the very real dangers of philosophically driven justices, rather than those committed to the Constitution.

Imagine 54 Senators, doing just that. Patiently, repeatedly. USE the damned media, for a change.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 15, 2016 11:09 AM (RrDm2)

209 Miles to go before I sleep.

Posted by: DaveA at February 15, 2016 11:09 AM (DL2i+)

210 I quit LGF when the purges began.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 15, 2016 10:59 AM (kpqmD)


So LGF says to hell with conservatism and the right in general, and the place turns into a totalitarian gulag.

And Cahlres completely misses the irony in this.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 15, 2016 11:09 AM (01PMj)

211 Most of the links at HA are to articles bashing conservatives. I agree one should know what is being said out there but they could have made it more balanced.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 15, 2016 11:09 AM (iQIUe)

212 I'd say if the Republicans frame the narrative correctly, that this a Second Amendment battle, the odds of the Democrats gaining any office beside Animal Control Officer is zero.

They're wishcasting because they are shitting themselves right now.
Posted by: ugg boots


I agree with that, keep the focus on the 2nd Amendment and stay out of the weeds on things like abortion and we'll win the debate.

Also, just keep repeating what Obama did when he was a Senator to Bush's judicial picks and make the Dems eat those words.

Posted by: Kal at February 15, 2016 11:09 AM (74hKk)

213 The pillow fight heard round the world.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 15, 2016 11:09 AM (ieoTI)

214 Someone say Wookie here?

Posted by: Kilgore Trout at February 15, 2016 11:09 AM (OvUux)

215 I'd say if the Republicans frame the narrative correctly, that this a Second Amendment battle, the odds of the Democrats gaining any office beside Animal Control Officer is zero.

They're wishcasting because they are shitting themselves right now.
Posted by: ugg boots


I agree with that, keep the focus on the 2nd Amendment and stay out of the weeds on things like abortion and we'll win the debate.

Also, just keep repeating what Obama did when he was a Senator to Bush's judicial picks and make the Dems eat those words.
Posted by: Kal at February 15, 2016 11:09 AM (74hKk)


AND say that THIS Election is the referendum on the COURT. Frame it that way. It is our best argument.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 11:10 AM (mw8Dm)

216 It won't matter who's President or who controls Congress once you get a left-wing majority on the Court.

I'll keep repeating this until I can't no mo': how inalienable are our rights when they depend on the court to define and uphold them?

They should remain regardless. This isn't Calvinball.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 15, 2016 11:10 AM (LUgeY)

217 212 I'd say if the Republicans frame the narrative correctly, that this a Second Amendment battle, the odds of the Democrats gaining any office beside Animal Control Officer is zero.

They're wishcasting because they are shitting themselves right now.
Posted by: ugg boots


I agree with that, keep the focus on the 2nd Amendment and stay out of the weeds on things like abortion and we'll win the debate.

Also, just keep repeating what Obama did when he was a Senator to Bush's judicial picks and make the Dems eat those words.
Posted by: Kal at February 15, 2016 11:09 AM (74hKk)

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

Approved and endorsed.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 15, 2016 11:10 AM (qPW+O)

218 >>
"Top of the news in Google: Washington Post says Republicans blocking Obama's pick will cost them the Senate."


Ah, yes, take advice from the WashPost, Republican Senators!
They'd never steer you wrong.


Posted by: Lizzy at February 15, 2016 11:10 AM (NOIQH)

219
Meanwhile, over at Stalag HotAir:

This is great because now conservatives can will no longer be able to hide behind fake names and spew nonsense and venom. Welcome to the 21rst century. This site will indeed be shedding dead weight and evolve past the echo chamber its been.

Mr.Mark on February 15, 2016 at 8:11 AM

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 15, 2016 11:11 AM (kdS6q)

220 Russians are bombing hospitals and refugee centers in Syria that belong to Fredo's rebel friends. Well if you let the bear into the Middle East this is what happens.

DEAD Silence from the Fredo

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 11:06 AM (mw8Dm)


Doing the job Americans Obama won't do....

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 15, 2016 11:11 AM (Z8fuk)

221 For fun,

Let's just say that Trump killed Hot Air...

Posted by: skoorbekim at February 15, 2016 11:11 AM (B9BX+)

222 My mother was Danish but my dad was a Cookie. He always had a chip on his shoulder.
Posted by: Dough Nut at February 15, 2016 11:06 AM (ODxAs)


Is that you, Muldoon?

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 15, 2016 11:11 AM (01PMj)

223 I am sure it's been noted a million times already, but I'm just now getting back to the point of being able to comment...

Isn't it the greatest of all ironies, if Obama uses a strict interpretation of the text of a Supreme Court decision to thwart the will of the people, and perhaps for all time cease to have the text of the Constitution mean anything?

Posted by: BurtTC at February 15, 2016 11:11 AM (Dj0WE)

224 I got banned at LGF just for commenting at another place.

Seems that ponytail boy was monitoring the other site and checking out any cross posters.

Went to LGF one day and BANNED!

No reason given, no appeal allowed.

Came here. Glad I did but live in fear that this last bastion will be under more and more pressure to change or Ace gets a really really good offer and takes it.

Then I truly will weep.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 15, 2016 11:12 AM (Xo1Rt)

225 The GOP are going to need a strong, well thought-out program of counter-message to what the Dems and Media will promulgate.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 15, 2016 11:12 AM (RrDm2)

226 >>Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 11:08 AM (mw8Dm)
The GOP can't afford to allow Obama to win on appointing another justice with Trump and Cruz nipping at their heels. If it was Jeb! or Rubio who was in the lead, I think they'd be singing a different tune about now.

Posted by: Doomberg at February 15, 2016 11:12 AM (hNPOD)

227 And for the newcomers, if anyone asks.. the only correct answer is "the Longbow".

Posted by: IP at February 15, 2016 11:12 AM (aQQbl)

228 I'll be reporting back to Herr Charles on vat I see here.

Did someone say Lt. Worf?!

Posted by: Kilgore Trout at February 15, 2016 11:13 AM (OvUux)

229 Why have the Senate if you aren't going to do anything with it? The Washington Post is State run media.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 15, 2016 11:13 AM (ieoTI)

230
Meanwhile, over at Stalag HotAir:

This is great because now conservatives can will no longer be able to hide behind fake names and spew nonsense and venom. Welcome to the 21rst century. This site will indeed be shedding dead weight and evolve past the echo chamber its been.

Mr.Mark on February 15, 2016 at 8:11 AM-----Laurie David's Cervix

Vrongthink, vill not be tolervated! NEIN!

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at February 15, 2016 11:13 AM (m3iiU)

231 Obnoxious A-Hole: ...you might want to click on the Pay Pal link and buy a membership upgrade before you use up all your free introductory posts.

Ha. Good one. Not quite the stratospheric level of AlextheChick's suggestion last thread to make sure to search on anything you don't recognize, but good.

Posted by: mindful webworker - abandoned at February 15, 2016 11:13 AM (6MUFb)

232
221 For fun,

Let's just say that Trump killed Hot Air...


That's good.

Posted by: Ed Anger at February 15, 2016 11:13 AM (RcpcZ)

233 For people who say Facebook comments means no more anonymity....you can create a fake FB account.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 15, 2016 11:13 AM (0LHZx)

234 Big "meh" to the HA thing. The comments there never seemed to be worth reading, much less contributing to. The posts themselves, well, I think of them as expanded headlines so I can get an idea of what's going on and feel like I'm informed.

This place, though. Has. It. All. Substantive posts. Silly blow-off posts. Witty banter. Interesting comments. Random whatever.

And the Barrel.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at February 15, 2016 11:14 AM (zgHLA)

235 Thermonuclear meltdown over at Hot Air over "Facebook-only" commenting.

I have to agree. I would never use Facebook for commenting anywhere and think they are going to be overrun with SJW trolls from FB. I expect the Horde will be growing in the coming days and weeks.

Posted by: cool breeze at February 15, 2016 11:14 AM (ckvus)

236 They are always comparing it to Jackie O. Jackie O didn't have a penis did she?

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 15, 2016 11:14 AM (ieoTI)

237 I'll keep repeating this until I can't no mo': how inalienable are our rights when they depend on the court to define and uphold them?

They should remain regardless. This isn't Calvinball.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy


Well, until a large enough group is willing to surround DC, those are the rules if we're going to address our differences in the field of politics.

Even many of the Framers saw the tyranny of the Judicial Branch early on, it just took a while to rear its ugly head.

Short of a revolution, the only fix I see is to make sure there's never a majority of Leftists calling the shots for that branch of government.

Posted by: Kal at February 15, 2016 11:14 AM (74hKk)

238 And for the newcomers, if anyone asks.. the only correct answer is "the Longbow".

And away we go...


You should also tell them to leave their tags open.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 15, 2016 11:14 AM (ODxAs)

239 Russians are bombing hospitals and refugee centers in Syria that belong to Fredo's rebel friends. Well if you let the bear into the Middle East this is what happens.

DEAD Silence from the Fredo

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 11:06 AM (mw8Dm)


Doing the job Americans Obama won't do....
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 15, 2016 11:11 AM (Z8fuk)

Well I NEVER thought we should support any "rebels" opposing Assad. As bad as Assad was/is/will be he is heads and tails above the other options. This is NOT Disney Land. We have to deal with the real world. Abandoning Iraq and destabalizing Syria has lead to the chaos over there. And we opened the door to Russia. Just about the worst thing Fredo has done outside of Fredocare and the Iran Deal ( although this is tied in with the Iran deal)

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

240 "219
Meanwhile, over at Stalag HotAir:

This is great because now conservatives can will no longer be able to hide behind fake names and spew nonsense and venom. Welcome to the 21rst century. This site will indeed be shedding dead weight and evolve past the echo chamber its been.

Mr.Mark on February 15, 2016 at 8:11 AM
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 15, 2016 11:11 AM (kdS6q)"

_____________________________________________

Oh well. I'm going the clean break method. I said my peace in the bitch thread, and now I'm done posting at HA forever. Commenters at HA no longer interest or provoke me.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 15, 2016 11:15 AM (rsudF)

241 Just saw the news at HA, what a shame, I think I got in during their first registration way back in '06 or '05, can't remember exactly, but I won't be commenting there anymore, here's hoping Pixy and his hamsters don't ever change.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at February 15, 2016 11:15 AM (AfES1)

242 Posted by: Kal at February 15, 2016 11:07 AM (74hKk)

Of course, they wouldn't *have* to die on *this* hill if they had bothered to even engage on the last dozen.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 15, 2016 11:15 AM (GDulk)

243 Crossbows are better in Skyrim.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 15, 2016 11:15 AM (ieoTI)

244 How is lgf membership? He doesnt publicize his stats anymore but they were in the toilet.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 15, 2016 11:16 AM (iQIUe)

245 I got canned from lgf when I laughed at chukles for identifying the Tennessee Flag as neo nazi flag.

Good Times.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 15, 2016 11:16 AM (WVsWD)

246 A fellow called me about the Scalia death, expecting me to be bothered.

Nah.

I've long said here, the courts are lost--don't look to them to expand or even protect your freedom and liberty anymore.

The Court--with Scalia--gave us ObamaCare and fag marriage. Does it matter if the vote is 5-4 or 6-3? No.

If we are to regain our freedoms and liberty, it must come from the states.

The states are long overdue to protect their citizens from the federal government, to stand up and refuse to allow unconstitutional laws--whether written by Congress or the Supreme Court--to be enforced upon their citizens.


Posted by: RoyalOil at February 15, 2016 11:16 AM (fQ/0p)

247 "Russians are bombing hospitals and refugee centers in Syria that belong to Fredo's rebel friends."

Unpossible.

Why, the Secretariat of State, Horseface himself, was assuring us all just the other day that a full formal cease-fire was impending.

Are you seriously suggesting that Kerry and Obama got contemptuously rolled by Lavrov and Putin with fake negotiations to buy time? Tighten down that tinfoil hat!

Posted by: torquewrench at February 15, 2016 11:16 AM (noWW6)

248 I saw two commenters in favor.

One I think was sarcasm and the other wasn't all for it but didn't care.

And who knows who they were.

Hadn't seen the nics before but that doesn't mean anything.

But Salem doesn't care anyway. Notice how it was done. Notice how they attempted to get users to violate FB's terms of Use.

You CAN'T sign up with a fake name. Sure you can do it but you will get banned when they catch you.

And why should anyone have to go to the trouble?

I only have a FB account to act as a place holder.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 15, 2016 11:17 AM (Xo1Rt)

249 The Tennessee Flag isn't covered in EBT Cards?

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 15, 2016 11:17 AM (ieoTI)

250 Short of a revolution, the only fix I see is to make sure there's never a majority of Leftists calling the shots for that branch of government.

We seem to be losing that battle, too.

#WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 15, 2016 11:17 AM (LUgeY)

251 OK, which one of you morons is this?

A Tennessee man was arrested Wednesday after police said he was found urinating on the floor of a Wal-Mart while stuffing a package of trout in his pants.

http://goo.gl/K6cLJP

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 15, 2016 11:17 AM (01PMj)

252 If we are to regain our freedoms and liberty, it must come from the states.

----------

Ultimately, I agree with you. The protection must be from the ground up - in conservative fashion - not top down. But the courts do matter. The Court doesn't always get it right, but they do get many things right (when we have the proper people in power).

Posted by: SH at February 15, 2016 11:18 AM (gmeXX)

253 You CAN'T sign up with a fake name. Sure you can do it but you will get banned when they catch you.

_____

I've had a fake FB account for years, specifically to use for commenting on blogs.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 15, 2016 11:18 AM (0LHZx)

254 251 OK, which one of you morons is this?

A Tennessee man was arrested Wednesday after police said he was found urinating on the floor of a Wal-Mart while stuffing a package of trout in his pants.

http://goo.gl/K6cLJP

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 15, 2016 11:17 AM (01PMj)

_______

Shocking story. Not that this happened. But that it happened outside of Florida.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 15, 2016 11:19 AM (0LHZx)

255 If you elect me as blog tyrant, I'll build a wall to keep out those filthy refugees! And it'll be an awesome wall. And I'll have Salem Communications pay for the mofo too.

Whu? We want these guys?


emily litella voice
NEVERMIND


btw, that is an excellent painting. I'd like to sit there a while and ponder life, it looks so nice. But first, I'd have to run off those two sketchy looking ruffians up the hill.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 15, 2016 11:19 AM (kKHcp)

256 OH My....

Does not Hot Air know that EVERYTHING you do on Face Book is monitored? Is theirs to use???

And as part of the Catalyst Progressive Database... EVERYTHING gets put to use by Progressives?

TAMSTAAFL..... yet people actually think Facebook is FREE...

Remember, if you are not the paying customer, you ARE the Product...

Here? its Ad revenue, but on Facebook its SELLING YOUR INFORMATION!

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 15, 2016 11:19 AM (f7rv6)

257
Meanwhile, over at Stalag HotAir:

Awe Its cute how many of you arent willing to stand behind your words and posts here when its not longer anonymous. Comments section revolutionaries. Paper tigers. Run the minute it actually means something and isnt just anonymous words on the Internet. We always knew you wouldnt stand behind the things you say.

Genuine on February 15, 2016 at 11:09 AM

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 15, 2016 11:19 AM (kdS6q)

258 I stopped commenting at HA about two years ago. There are/were a few regulars who posted nothing but negative snarky shit towards the blog authors and other posters who disagreed with them.

Why they were allowed to stay, I'll never know.

One poster named 'schadenfreude' is a particularly vile little troll.

Posted by: Community Organizer at February 15, 2016 11:19 AM (Bjvsz)

259 This place, though. Has. It. All. Substantive posts. Silly blow-off posts. Witty banter. Interesting comments. Random whatever.
And the Barrel.
Posted by: Lance McCormick at February 15, 2016 11:14 AM (zgHLA)


Also, boobehs.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 15, 2016 11:19 AM (01PMj)

260 Seriously, The Barrel is pretty much a right of passage. In fact, I'm pretty sure it's required for the Platinum membership. I'm still trying to scrub off the stench of Value-Rite and regurgitated pretzels.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 15, 2016 11:20 AM (AJeMv)

261 All of you new folks from Hot Gas - Allahpundit sent a message that first you need to go back to Hot Gas to train the new Sri Lankan commenters.

Posted by: VidOmnia at February 15, 2016 11:20 AM (RqJz9)

262 182 >>Posted by: Burn the Witch at February 15, 2016 10:59 AM (Wckf4)

Agreed completely. Ed and AP hardly ever came into the HA comments.
Posted by: Doomberg at February 15, 2016 11:02 AM (hNPOD)


Long ago AP used to come into the comments section. it's what got me hooked initially at HA. Then Malkin brought the captians quarters over.

But mostly the issue was that the comments section went to hell there in about 2008. Used to be a great, reasonable, fun group. and informed. No longer.

Anyone remember when ColtsFan was actually a paid commenter at that site?

Posted by: TexasDan at February 15, 2016 11:20 AM (TqXWc)

263 Well I NEVER thought we should support any "rebels" opposing Assad. As bad as Assad was/is/will be he is heads and tails above the other options. This is NOT Disney Land. We have to deal with the real world. Abandoning Iraq and destabalizing Syria has lead to the chaos over there. And we opened the door to Russia. Just about the worst thing Fredo has done outside of Fredocare and the Iran Deal ( although this is tied in with the Iran deal)

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


We are in agreement, NGU. Assad may be an asshole, but he, and his old man, had successfully kept a lid on things, until undermined by political islam and their pet, Obama. None of the rebels in Syria are secular constitutionalists. That notion has no currency anywhere in the muslim world.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 15, 2016 11:20 AM (Z8fuk)

264
FWIW, I have several Republican lobbyist friends that are total Establishment hacks and even they say this is the hill to die on.----Kal

Stop getting my hopes up.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at February 15, 2016 11:20 AM (m3iiU)

265 "Top of the news in Google: Washington Post says Republicans blocking Obama's pick will cost them the Senate."

Remember all of the op-ed pieces which ran after the 2013 government shutdown? The ones which predicted that Republicans would be wiped out in the House and Senate in the 2014 midterms, for being H8rs and big meanies? Good times.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 15, 2016 11:20 AM (noWW6)

266
Trouser trout out, trouser trout in.

I think Shakespeare said that in Macbeth.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 15, 2016 11:20 AM (ODxAs)

267 Funny I never felt the need to have a phony FB account or a phony anything. I guess some of us here are honest ha?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 11:21 AM (mw8Dm)

268 The states are long overdue to protect their
citizens from the federal government, to stand up and refuse to allow
unconstitutional laws--whether written by Congress or the Supreme
Court--to be enforced upon their citizens.




Posted by: RoyalOil at February 15, 2016 11:16 AM (fQ/0p)

You are correct sir!

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at February 15, 2016 11:21 AM (QPdNE)

269 Fasch Book wanted a picture ID to confirm I was a cartoon character from a video game. They are setting up the next Holodomor.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 15, 2016 11:21 AM (ieoTI)

270
Looks like the Danes had not heard of clear cutting...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 15, 2016 11:21 AM (BK3ZS)

271 >>on a screaming rant and melting down and banning
>>everybody like LGF did.

Back in the day you might have wandered from town to town posting notes on poles and bulletin boards, Just Banned From LGF, waiting for others to check in. Might take months. Might turn into a Sergio Leone movie.

Now it takes five minutes.

Posted by: JEM at February 15, 2016 11:21 AM (o+SC1)

272 Facebook comments have the stench of fear, stupidity, sadness and failure.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at February 15, 2016 11:22 AM (wtvvX)

273 That open thread FB announcement over at HA has now passed 1300 comments.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 15, 2016 11:22 AM (01PMj)

274 The states are long overdue to protect their
citizens from the federal government, to stand up and refuse to allow
unconstitutional laws--whether written by Congress or the Supreme
Court--to be enforced upon their citizens.




Posted by: RoyalOil at February 15, 2016 11:16 AM (fQ/0p)

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

But then you start getting words like "nullification" which are evil bad words that must not be uttered.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 15, 2016 11:22 AM (qPW+O)

275 My greatest fear of Bernie S. is his his promise that if elected, he will force us all to sign up for Facebook and Mother Jones.

Posted by: kraken at February 15, 2016 11:23 AM (sdxPm)

276 He probably didn't even wash his hands between urinating and stuffing the trout in his pants. He was probably an employee.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 15, 2016 11:23 AM (ieoTI)

277 Well I NEVER thought we should support any "rebels" opposing Assad. As bad as Assad was/is/will be he is heads and tails above the other options. This is NOT Disney Land. We have to deal with the real world. Abandoning Iraq and destabalizing Syria has lead to the chaos over there. And we opened the door to Russia. Just about the worst thing Fredo has done outside of Fredocare and the Iran Deal ( although this is tied in with the Iran deal)
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 11:15 AM (mw8Dm)


What I think needs to be pointed out, because people forget: We really have no idea what is going on over there. We don't, no matter what this government the media tell us.


They can suit the narrative to fit anything they like. And if it must be said, muzzies are VERY good at faking atrocities, and claiming their enemies blew up hospitals and orphanages.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 15, 2016 11:24 AM (Dj0WE)

278
Seriously, The Barrel is pretty much a right of passage. In fact, I'm pretty sure it's required for the Platinum membership. I'm still trying to scrub off the stench of Value-Rite and regurgitated pretzels.------Dead Parrot Society

Jeez. I said I was sorry. I didn't know you were in there when I let fly.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at February 15, 2016 11:24 AM (m3iiU)

279
233 For people who say Facebook comments means no more anonymity....you can create a fake FB account.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 15, 2016 11:13 AM (0LHZx)


No shit Einstein - I did that years ago.

I used it to communicate with a few old friends and I don't want anybody to put the puzzle together and figure out it's really me. So I won't use it to comment.

And creating a fake FB account just so that you can post to the stupid places that require it is for a fucking retard. I have not seen a single place requiring FB account that's worth posting to.

Posted by: Ed Anger at February 15, 2016 11:24 AM (RcpcZ)

280 Of course, they wouldn't *have* to die on *this* hill if they had bothered to even engage on the last dozen.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette


Well, I can never imagine a scenario where the GOP controls the Senate and any conservative being "okay" with them just letting a leftwing Supreme Court rule us all to to avoid some bad editorials from newspapers that nobody reads anyway.

It's always a hill worth dying on, the Supreme Court has simply become too important.

I would MUCH rather Senate Republicans sell us out on things like not shutting down the government versus possible 30 year control to a Supreme Court.

If Obama gets another Sotomayor up there, it will simply not matter who's in charge anymore, 5 unelected justices will be our kings and queens for life.

Posted by: Kal at February 15, 2016 11:24 AM (74hKk)

281 Hot Air is moving to Facebook posting?

That sounds like such a dumb idea. I haven't posted there in years, now I have a even better excuse to keep up my good work.

Posted by: Max Power at February 15, 2016 11:24 AM (QCc6B)

282 Speaking to voters in South Carolina, Sen. Marco Rubio
defended his participation in the Senate Gang Of Eight immigration reform bill, arguing that the bill that passed in the Senate as written wasnt the final draft of the law that would be signed by President Obama.

The Senate immigration law was not headed toward becoming law. Ideally it was headed towards the House where conservative members of the House were going to make it even better, he said. It was the best we could do given the fact of who was running the Senate at the time.

Is rubio that stupid or does he think we are that stupid or does he not just not know when to stop digging?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 11:25 AM (mw8Dm)

283
I have a FB account and use it to keep up with family and friends as well as communicate with members and families of my Scout troop. Anybody in those groups who becones completely and aggressively political gets relegated to the bottom of the pile and their spew nevers makes it into my feed.

That said, once i step down as scoutmaster for the troop, I am shedding myself of FB.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 15, 2016 11:26 AM (BK3ZS)

284 Well, I can't say whether the GOP blocking Obamas pick will cost them the Senate, but I'd like to think that failure to do so would cost every sitting Republican their seat.

Posted by: JEM at February 15, 2016 11:26 AM (o+SC1)

285 I registered on Hotair on Day 1. Rarely commented there, but sure as hell won't ever be again now.

Posted by: brak at February 15, 2016 11:26 AM (MJuTN)

286
Is rubio that stupid or does he think we are that stupid or does he not just not know when to stop digging?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 11:25 AM (mw8Dm)

You know the answer...

Yes.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 15, 2016 11:26 AM (oxcYa)

287 Okay somebody, catch me up-- what's the bad thing about "nullification"?

Posted by: kraken at February 15, 2016 11:26 AM (sdxPm)

288
Meanwhile, over at Stalag HotAir:

Second heartbreak in a week, it's too much.

Cindy Munford



That one is actually very

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 15, 2016 11:26 AM (kdS6q)

289 Hot Air, it's dead, Jim...

Posted by: Dr. Leonard "Zuckerburg" McCoy at February 15, 2016 11:26 AM (VtSj9)

290 Rock out with your trouser trout out! Dude!

Posted by: Fritz at February 15, 2016 11:27 AM (UzPAd)

291 I used it to communicate with a few old friends and I don't want anybody to put the puzzle together and figure out it's really me. So I won't use it to comment.

And creating a fake FB account just so that you can post to the stupid places that require it is for a fucking retard. I have not seen a single place requiring FB account that's worth posting to.
Posted by: Ed Anger


Obviously everyone is going to be setting up fake FB accounts, so what exactly is the point of this exercise?

And don't think for a moment Facebook doesn't keep tabs on that stuff and may just decide to deem anything conservative as hate speech and simply start banning people en masse.

Posted by: Kal at February 15, 2016 11:27 AM (74hKk)

292
277 Well I NEVER thought we should support any "rebels" opposing Assad. As bad as Assad was/is/will be he is heads and tails above the other options.

99% of the time we pick the wrong despot. And the 1% that we do get right we quickly abandon.

Posted by: Ed Anger at February 15, 2016 11:27 AM (RcpcZ)

293 So, I'm just going to say it. I don't want the Hot Air commenters here. Their comments section sucks and has for a long time. Any decent commenter over there left there for here a long time ago.

And Ace will never pull something like that with this place bc he values his own anonymity too much. He won't force us to give up ours especially to some lefty shit site like FB. The guy won't even go see the new Star Wars bc he is boycotting them. I'm just worried he will finally get a great offer and sell this place one day

Posted by: L, Elle at February 15, 2016 11:27 AM (2x3L+)

294 So, here in Commiefornia, hundreds of buildings had their engineering drawings signed off on by two con artists who didn't actually have civil engineering licenses or training, using a stolen stamp.

Good thing we don't get earthquakes here. That would be the icing on the cake.

Oh. Wait.

This fraud went entirely undetected by Commiefornia's huge intrusive state regulatory apparatus for years on end. The scheme was only rumbled when a client complained to the firm which actually legitimately owned the engineering stamp used to approve the bogus project plans.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 15, 2016 11:27 AM (noWW6)

295 Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 11:21 AM (mw8Dm)

Thank you.

I was trying to make a comment back to monsier poo poo but I couldn't get it done without profanity.

People don't understand that there are laws that could be invoked for anyone who violates a sites terms of service and who make statements with a fake name.

And yes they've actually brought charges against someone for that. They were along with other more serious charges but they included them nonetheless.

So go ahead and lie to get an account. Let me know how that works out for you. If you use it and you get their attention, I'll bet you change your tune really fast.

You do know that they can track you by your IP? and they also have the cycles to spend to do so and to find out that you are not who you say you are? Just because you've gotten away with it for years doesn't mean squat. Especially if you don't use the account regularly. It means nothing.

There's plenty of people who do stuff illegally and get away with it but eventually it bites them on the ass.

And I believe that FB will begin cracking down on that sort of thing in the near future.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 15, 2016 11:27 AM (Xo1Rt)

296 If Obama gets another Sotomayor up there, it will simply not matter who's in charge anymore, 5 unelected justices will be our kings and queens for life.

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Clinton picked 2, Bush picked 2, and Obama has picked 2. Its rather meaningless, but I find it interesting. I think it is a useful fact in favor of the GOP because it is somewhat of an easy sell to the LIV public.

Posted by: SH at February 15, 2016 11:28 AM (gmeXX)

297 285
I registered on Hotair on Day 1. Rarely commented there, but sure as hell won't ever be again now.

Posted by: brak at February 15, 2016 11:26 AM (MJuTN)

wow....they just destroyed their comments section in the name of diversity and progress.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 15, 2016 11:28 AM (0O7c5)

298 FB will delete a fake account if it can tell it's fake, too.

Posted by: brak at February 15, 2016 11:29 AM (MJuTN)

299 270
Looks like the Danes had not heard of clear cutting...


Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 15, 2016 11:21 AM (BK3ZS)


Yeah, and that's why those two surveyors are standing up there in the woods. Part of the advance team at ClearCut Inc.

Posted by: goon at February 15, 2016 11:29 AM (gy5kE)

300 Posted by: Kal at February 15, 2016 11:24 AM (74hKk)

I wasn't suggesting that they didn't need to fight on this hill, just that it would be a less desperate fight if they hadn't given up every last bit of leverage by ducking all the others.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 15, 2016 11:29 AM (GDulk)

301 How do I join?

Posted by: VegasRick at February 15, 2016 11:30 AM (tgWGh)

302 99% of the time we pick the wrong despot. And the 1% that we do get right we quickly abandon.

Posted by: Ed Anger at February 15, 2016 11:27 AM (RcpcZ)


Do tell.

Posted by: zombie Mohammed Reza Pahlavi at February 15, 2016 11:30 AM (Z8fuk)

303 what's the bad thing about "nullification"?

Nothing, that an extended discussion of Fort Sumter won't cover.

Oh. And that's Confederate longbows.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 15, 2016 11:30 AM (xq1UY)

304 Happy trees.

Posted by: dogfish at February 15, 2016 11:30 AM (0O2Lr)

305 287 Okay somebody, catch me up-- what's the bad thing about "nullification"?
Posted by: kraken at February 15, 2016 11:26 AM (sdxPm)

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1st. As states tried to practice it in the 1800s, it's a dead thing. A single state saying, "We disagree with this federal law therefore it has no bearing within our state." That'll never fly these days.

2nd. It was used by South Carolina in the 1830s against the tariff. Now, does it matter that the state used it in regards to revenue collection as opposed to slavery? Nope. South Carolina did it while it held slaves, ergo, racist (according to our betters).

I'm sympathetic to nullification as it was attempted in the 19th century, but I wouldn't support it.

Now, coming up with alternate tactics that mirror it (like no state funding, no state support) are fine and dandy, but not powerful enough to overcome to encroaching power of the federal government.

Article V is what we need, but I worry about its effectiveness and potential for blowback.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 15, 2016 11:30 AM (qPW+O)

306 People don't understand that there are laws that could be invoked for anyone who violates a sites terms of service and who make statements with a fake name.

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I don't know what those laws are exactly, but I'm sure they exist. Probably for financial reasons and fraud. But really this should be a civil matter. FB is not being defrauded by anonymous accounts.

Posted by: SH at February 15, 2016 11:31 AM (gmeXX)

307
And Ace will never pull something like that with this place bc he values his own anonymity too much. He won't force us to give up ours especially to some lefty shit site like FB.
Posted by: L, Elle



NB: Allahpundit. He seems cool with it.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 15, 2016 11:31 AM (kdS6q)

308 >> Rock out with your trouser trout out!

OMAHA!

Posted by: Peyton Manning at February 15, 2016 11:31 AM (X5+7H)

309 Posted by: kraken at February 15, 2016 11:26 AM (sdxPm)

It gives the Statists a sad. And when they're sad they get angry. And when they get angry they start looking for people to punish.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 15, 2016 11:32 AM (GDulk)

310 301 How do I join?
Posted by: VegasRick at February 15, 2016 11:30 AM (tgWGh)

Not too dissimilar from the Pollywog to Shellback ceremony.

Posted by: Kilgore Trout at February 15, 2016 11:32 AM (OvUux)

311 Jus' wanted to say...

Seamus Muldoon, last thread: ...psychopaths, sociopaths, homeopaths...

I laughed.

Posted by: mindful webworker - homeopathically at February 15, 2016 11:32 AM (6MUFb)

312 A Tennessee man was arrested Wednesday after police said he was found urinating on the floor of a Wal-Mart while stuffing a package of trout in his pants.
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From Florida. He has to actually be from Florida. Just speculation, of course...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 15, 2016 11:33 AM (RrDm2)

313 312 A Tennessee man was arrested Wednesday after police said he was found urinating on the floor of a Wal-Mart while stuffing a package of trout in his pants.
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From Florida. He has to actually be from Florida. Just speculation, of course...
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 15, 2016 11:33 AM (RrDm2)

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Some sort of reverse carpetbagger.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 15, 2016 11:33 AM (qPW+O)

314
wow....they just destroyed their comments section in the name of diversity and progress.....
Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 15, 2016 11:28 AM (0O7c5)


In the announcement post written by Poppin' Fresh, he in fact did confess to having a sadz because their closed registration system did hamper "diversity".

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 15, 2016 11:34 AM (BK3ZS)

315 Just got up. Having coffee. Has there been any discussion of the red headline over at Drudge?

Posted by: Soona at February 15, 2016 11:34 AM (Fmupd)

316 Clinton picked 2, Bush picked 2, and Obama has picked 2. Its rather meaningless, but I find it interesting. I think it is a useful fact in favor of the GOP because it is somewhat of an easy sell to the LIV public.
Posted by: SH


That, and I think Republicans should at least try and make the case that the Senate is an equal part of the decision making process. Everyone just seems to have this idea that the President gets what he wants and if the Senate plays a role that its somehow illegitimate.

The Senate has a record of voting down all sorts of nominees in our history, with even Obama making the case when he was a Senator that every SC pick should require a minimum of 60 votes.

The Senate playing a part here is not some parlimentary trick.

Posted by: Kal at February 15, 2016 11:34 AM (74hKk)

317 315 Just got up. Having coffee. Has there been any discussion of the red headline over at Drudge?
Posted by: Soona at February 15, 2016 11:34 AM (Fmupd)

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Yeah, it's BS.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 15, 2016 11:35 AM (qPW+O)

318 Recently sprent a month in Florida. Odd place.

Posted by: kraken at February 15, 2016 11:35 AM (sdxPm)

319 The News are up to it again.


http://tinyurl.com/jetj7fe,

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 15, 2016 11:35 AM (Nwg0u)

320 >>From Florida. He has to actually be from Florida. Just speculation, of course...

I don't know, if the reports about Peyton Manning are true it seems like trout out is a thing at UT.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 15, 2016 11:35 AM (/tuJf)

321 I think there is supposed to be an h in diversity someplace.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 15, 2016 11:35 AM (ieoTI)

322 Trouser trout out, trouser trout in.

I think Shakespeare said that in Macbeth.


No, no, no, that's one of the later verses in the Hokey Pokey song.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 15, 2016 11:35 AM (LUgeY)

323 Hot Air is moving to Facebook posting?

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Well.... Im sure once they get shutdown by Zuckers drones for "conservative hate speech"....

Posted by: fixerupper at February 15, 2016 11:36 AM (8XRCm)

324 "Clinton picked 2, Bush picked 2, and Obama has picked 2."

Charles Ogletree of Harvard Law was on LSDNBC today, saying that Obama should go on ahead and make a recess appointment, so that there would be "five Democrats appointed by President Obama on the Supreme Court".

Math class is hard.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 15, 2016 11:36 AM (noWW6)

325 316 The Senate playing a part here is not some parlimentary trick.
Posted by: Kal at February 15, 2016 11:34 AM (74hKk)

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Oh, it totally is when Republicans do it.

Posted by: Chuck Schumer at February 15, 2016 11:36 AM (qPW+O)

326 99% of the time we pick the wrong despot. And the 1% that we do get right we quickly abandon.

Posted by: Ed Anger at February 15, 2016 11:27 AM (RcpcZ)

Yup..... we armed the Mujahadeen against the Russians and they morphed into the Taliban, who we then had to fight.

We supported Saddam Hussein against Iran.... before we had to fight him Twice and hang him.

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 15, 2016 11:36 AM (f7rv6)

327 The Platinum Membership Ace of Spades drive should yuuuge!

Posted by: Max Power at February 15, 2016 11:36 AM (QCc6B)

328 >>>> did confess to having a sadz because their closed registration system did hamper "diversity".
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Ed's explanation was total bullshit. Why not just have no registration system like Ace does if you want to make the site more accessible to new people?

Posted by: L, Elle at February 15, 2016 11:36 AM (2x3L+)

329 251 OK, which one of you morons is this?

A Tennessee man was arrested Wednesday after police said he was found urinating on the floor of a Wal-Mart while stuffing a package of trout in his pants.

http://goo.gl/K6cLJP

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 15, 2016 11:17 AM (01PMj)

Not me. I was never much of a multitasker.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 15, 2016 11:36 AM (kpqmD)

330
Posted by: Kilgore Trout at February 15, 2016 11:32 AM (OvUux)

uh.....i hope this is a sock............

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 15, 2016 11:37 AM (0O7c5)

331
301 How do I join?
Posted by: VegasRick at February 15, 2016 11:30 AM (tgWGh)


You just did. Luxuriate in the glorious wonder of AoSHQ Cardboard Membership!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 15, 2016 11:37 AM (BK3ZS)

332
So, here in Commiefornia, hundreds of buildings had their engineering drawings signed off on by two con artists who didn't actually have civil engineering licenses or training, using a stolen stamp.
...

This fraud went entirely undetected by Commiefornia's huge intrusive state regulatory apparatus for years on end. The scheme was only rumbled when a client complained to the firm which actually legitimately owned the engineering stamp used to approve the bogus project plans.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 15, 2016 11:27 AM (noWW6)


That's a really serious crime. And the perps will probably only get a small fine.

Posted by: Ed Anger at February 15, 2016 11:37 AM (RcpcZ)

333 The Senate playing a part here is not some parlimentary trick.
Posted by: Kal
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It will be when we are through with it.

Posted by: MSM at February 15, 2016 11:37 AM (RrDm2)

334 That, and I think Republicans should at least try and make the case that the Senate is an equal part of the decision making process. Everyone just seems to have this idea that the President gets what he wants and if the Senate plays a role that its somehow illegitimate.

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I agree, but it is always tough when you are trying to explain the rules - important as they are. Easy to just say, why should Obama get to pick 3 when Clinton and Bush only picked 2?

Of course you run the risk of that being played on you next time - if we are ever in the fortunate position to get to nominate 3?

Posted by: SH at February 15, 2016 11:37 AM (gmeXX)

335 ...this is the hill to die on...

The GOPe and Obama are atop Kings Mountain. And they are blowing their silver whistles.

Posted by: scorecard at February 15, 2016 11:38 AM (CRXed)

336 NB: Allahpundit. He seems cool with it.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 15, 2016 11:31 AM (kdS6q)

That is why we hang around here and not there.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 15, 2016 11:38 AM (NPofj)

337 This is sick. It's about a charity that helps kids in Africa who are labeled as witches and abused. The photos are heart wrenching:

http://goo.gl/vlmsxy

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 15, 2016 11:38 AM (iQIUe)

338 For fun,
Let's just say that Trump killed Hot Air...

Posted by: skoorbekim at February 15, 2016 11:11 AM


Baloney.

Poppin' Fresh killed Tepid Air, back when he decided that he was not just some random blogger who got lucky, but a Vital Conservative Voice whose opinions were above criticism.

See: Chonson, Jahrles....

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 15, 2016 11:39 AM (iW5Mq)

339 I agree, but it is always tough when you are trying to explain the rules - important as they are. Easy to just say, why should Obama get to pick 3 when Clinton and Bush only picked 2?

Of course you run the risk of that being played on you next time - if we are ever in the fortunate position to get to nominate 3?

Posted by: SH at February 15, 2016 11:37 AM (gmeXX)

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That could backfire if we get a Republican president and they have the chance for 4.

So...I'm not sure about that tactic. It could get us through the next few months, but could also backfire tremendously later.

Posted by: Chuck Schumer at February 15, 2016 11:39 AM (qPW+O)

340 >>And for the newcomers, if anyone asks.. the only correct answer is "the Longbow".

>>And away we go...You should also tell them to leave their tags open.


Also, refer to the Civil War as "the war or Northern aggression."

Posted by: Lizzy at February 15, 2016 11:39 AM (NOIQH)

341 Charles Ogletree of Harvard Law was on LSDNBC today, saying that Obama should go on ahead and make a recess appointment, so that there would be "five Democrats appointed by President Obama on the Supreme Court".

Math class is hard.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 15, 2016 11:36 AM (noWW6)


Proof, if proof were needed, that a degree from the Ivies signifies who you know, not what you know.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 15, 2016 11:40 AM (Z8fuk)

342 186 The punditry is talking about the risk GOP senators in blue states will take by not confirming Obama's communist nomination. Given the fact that 80% of the public can't name a SCOTUS justice, I really doubt any election will turn on whether the GOP senator votes for or against the nomination.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 15, 2016 11:03 AM (0LHZx)
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Yep, most of the public thinks Judge Judy is on the Supreme Court, so it's not likely they are going to be following the confirmation battle too closely.

It's the voters who do follow such things -- i.e., the anti-LIVs -- that the politicians need to be worrying about. We are the ones whose votes the GOP will lose if they cave and let Barky place yet another dimwitted lefty loon on the SCOTUS.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 15, 2016 11:40 AM (df5V4)

343 That is why we hang around here and not there.


Posted by: redbanzai at February 15, 2016 11:38 AM (NPofj)

we will be over run like europe with hot air refugees!

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 15, 2016 11:40 AM (0O7c5)

344 That could backfire if we get a Republican president and they have the chance for 4.

So...I'm not sure about that tactic. It could get us through the next few months, but could also backfire tremendously later.

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No doubt about it.

Posted by: SH at February 15, 2016 11:40 AM (gmeXX)

345 They must have weighed the same amount as a duck.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 15, 2016 11:41 AM (ieoTI)

346 Autocucumber doesn't like "fuck", "shit", "damn", or "Jews".

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 15, 2016 11:41 AM (Nwg0u)

347
Hmmmm....


Do we need a thread both welcoming the Hot Air refugees, and explaining some of the mems and stylebook?

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 15, 2016 11:41 AM (f7rv6)

348 Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 15, 2016 11:38 AM (iQIUe)


Just keep repeating to yourself that all cultures are equally valid, and that sic feeling will go away in a month or two!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 15, 2016 11:41 AM (wYnyS)

349 >>>> Poppin' Fresh killed Tepid Air, back when he decided that he was not just some random blogger who got lucky, but a Vital Conservative Voice whose opinions were above criticism.
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And also, a mini-Pope. That dumbass has been a constant apologist for the communist pope every time the Argentinian puts his foot in his mouth

Posted by: L, Elle at February 15, 2016 11:41 AM (2x3L+)

350 I left Hot Air and came here, because HA changed the commenting to Facebook.

Wow, the commenting software here really sux. Ace should switch to Facebook.

Posted by: liberal who left California and moved to Austin at February 15, 2016 11:42 AM (6MUFb)

351 we will be over run like europe with hot air refugees!

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 15, 2016 11:40 AM (0O7c5)

We ain't France.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 15, 2016 11:42 AM (oxcYa)

352 As a county party leadership member, I see that our GOP party officials come in two flavors:

1) those that think that the "radicals" have "hijacked the party" (the D.C. leadership is just dandy) and

2) those that are pissed off with the corruption, laziness, and ineptness of the D.C. party leadership and are pining for a real opposition party.

Just about everyone can be lumped into those two general categories.

Unfortunately, the first category is prevailing by a small majority. Hence, enthusiasm forRubio, Jeb!, Kasich, etc., a "moderate" who can win.

Category two is generally anti-Trump, because those who are actively trying to change things have been involved for a while, and Trump is a recent phenomenon.

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at February 15, 2016 11:42 AM (laMCB)

353 Yep, most of the public thinks Judge Judy is on the Supreme Court, so it's not likely they are going to be following the confirmation battle too closely.



She's not?

Are you sure about that?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 15, 2016 11:42 AM (LUgeY)

354 Kilgore Trout is the cock sucker that got me ejected from LGF back in the day...Actually i should thank him.

He was blowing bike fucker johnson right?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 11:42 AM (mw8Dm)

355 I'm in the camp where I think it's almost 95% certainty that Obama will NOT name the next SC nominee.

What I'm worried much more about is who our next President is, because if Hillary wins, she's probably going to get 2-3 picks and they will probably sail through.

The importance of the election just went through the roof because of Scalia's death.

Posted by: Kal at February 15, 2016 11:43 AM (74hKk)

356 "347
Hmmmm....


Do we need a thread both welcoming the Hot Air refugees, and explaining some of the mems and stylebook?
Posted by: Don Quixote at February 15, 2016 11:41 AM (f7rv6)"

_____________________________________________

No! Straight into the deep end! Sink or swim! And that's coming from a part-time moron who probably doesn't know a 1/10 of the memes himself.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 15, 2016 11:43 AM (rsudF)

357 ...make the case that the Senate...

So who is this father figure the Senate is pleading their case with? Jerry Sandusky?

A President with no morals gets anything he wants as long as the Senate is hooked on pork. Remember when they used a billion dollar Kentucky project.

Posted by: scorecard at February 15, 2016 11:43 AM (CRXed)

358 Which way does Judge Wampner vote?

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 15, 2016 11:43 AM (ieoTI)

359 The left is really, really going berserk over the GOP refusal to allow Obama to appoint a justice to replace Scalia.

Part of this is politics of course, trying to portray Republicans as terrible people. But the biggest part is that they know what we know: this is their chance to utterly demolish the nation and reform it into a leftist third world hell hole. With 4 radical leftist idiots on the bench, its basically a rubber stamp to every crazy idea ever that they come up with.

Because none of those present seated lefties demonstrate the slightest wisdom, restraint, or constitutional comprehension. And we know Obama would pick someone just like that, someone reliably for the cause at all costs. There would never be a single leftist idea that they would reject, question, or even examine except for ways to prove that it somehow fits some bizarre twisted fantasy vaguely related to the constitution.

So this is a fight or die situation for them -- but why? Shouldn't it just be a matter of waiting for the next president? After all, the fix is in, the media is on the job, should they not be certain that a Democrat will win?

Its hard to avoid the impression that they think they aren't gonna win in November. That this is their last shot at getting a really whackadoo leftist on the bench to replace Scalia.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at February 15, 2016 11:43 AM (39g3+)

360 >>Also, refer to the Civil War as "the war of Southern Butthurt."

Posted by: garrett at February 15, 2016 11:43 AM (X5+7H)

361 >>I left Hot Air and came here, because HA changed the commenting to Facebook.
Wow, the commenting software here really sux. Ace should switch to Facebook.
Posteb by: Liberal who left California


Nailed it!
A new nic has been demanding that Ace switch to Disqus for the past few weeks. Ugh, NO.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 15, 2016 11:44 AM (NOIQH)

362 Judge Judy would be better than a few that are on the court.

Posted by: steevy at February 15, 2016 11:44 AM (B48dK)

363 I agree, but it is always tough when you are trying to explain the rules - important as they are. Easy to just say, why should Obama get to pick 3 when Clinton and Bush only picked 2?

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Here's a better rule. One I used pretty successfully with the libtards in my life.

Elections matter. If Obama had been the great consensus builder he claims to be.... he wouldnt have lost the House and the Senate?? If he had kept both houses he could do whatever he wants. But he didnt. The People decided to put a check on his power.... remember deemed to pass, Ive got a pen and a phone, executive order this and that.

The fact that he has a hostile Congress is his own damn fault. Yes elections matters... he won his. But the midterms matter too. The Republicans won theirs.

Bottom line the Senate should be able to block his nominations.... because they can.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 15, 2016 11:44 AM (8XRCm)

364 >>>> Do we need a thread both welcoming the Hot Air refugees, and explaining some of the mems and stylebook?
Posted by: Don Quixote at February 15, 2016 11:41 AM
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Hellz no. They can figure it out on their own like most of us had to and with frequent embarrellings. It will separate the wheat from the chaff

Posted by: L, Elle at February 15, 2016 11:44 AM (2x3L+)

365
we will be over run like europe with hot air refugees
Posted by: phoenixgirl




"Poppa, will we get to AoS soon?"

"Soon, Child -- soon."

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 15, 2016 11:44 AM (kdS6q)

366 358
Which way does Judge Wampner vote?


Posted by: Boss Moss at February 15, 2016 11:43 AM (ieoTI)
wapner? he's still alive? he must be in his late 90's

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 15, 2016 11:44 AM (0O7c5)

367 That could backfire if we get a Republican president and they have the chance for 4.
So...I'm not sure about that tactic. It could get us through the next few months, but could also backfire tremendously later.

Posted by: Chuck Schumer at February 15, 2016 11:39 AM


I'm totally against the idea that the Senate should have some unwritten" right" to refuse to let the president pick a SC Justice just because it's his last year in office. The other eight of 'em would declare that "unconstitutional" in about six seconds flat, and they'd be right.

I'm willing to make an exception for Choom Boy.

OTOH, if we had patriotic, honest Leaders in the Senate, the Mocha Messiah could keep putting up names and the Senators could pop them like clay pigeons. Which is the way it is supposed to work when a corrupt, felonious traitor is in the Oval Office.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 15, 2016 11:45 AM (iW5Mq)

368 "Poppa, will we get to AoS soon?"

"Soon, Child -- soon."


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 15, 2016 11:44 AM (kdS6q)

bwaaaaahahahahahhaa

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 15, 2016 11:45 AM (0O7c5)

369 A President with no morals gets anything he wants as
long as the Senate is hooked on pork. Remember when they used a billion
dollar Kentucky project.

Posted by: scorecard at February 15, 2016 11:43 AM (CRXed)

That was for the chirren, so the GOPe gets a pass!

Posted by: Hrothgar McConnell at February 15, 2016 11:45 AM (wYnyS)

370 Judge Wampner is 96.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 15, 2016 11:45 AM (ieoTI)

371
328 >>>> did confess to having a sadz because their closed registration system did hamper "diversity".
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Ed's explanation was total bullshit. Why not just have no registration system like Ace does if you want to make the site more accessible to new people?

Posted by: L, Elle at February 15, 2016 11:36 AM (2x3L+)








And that crap about not being able to have open registration very often? Bullshit. For good or ill, HA made the CHOICE to keep the comments closely held in the past.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 15, 2016 11:45 AM (1/xKn)

372 350 I left Hot Air and came here, because HA changed the commenting to Facebook.

Wow, the commenting software here really sux. Ace should switch to Facebook.
Posted by: liberal who left California and moved to Austin at February 15, 2016 11:42 AM (6MUFb)

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Gold. Pure spun gold.

You just made my day brighter.

Posted by: Chuck Schumer at February 15, 2016 11:45 AM (qPW+O)

373 >>Judge Judy would be better than a few that are on the court.


More qualified than Obama's last 2 picks.

Posted by: garrett at February 15, 2016 11:46 AM (X5+7H)

374
Name the members of SCOTUS

Judge Judy
Judge Wapner
Judge NotLestYeBeJudged
Judge Njury
Mike Judge
Judgin' Donuts
Chief Justice IsBlind
Judge MeBecauseI'mBeautiful (Don't)
Judge Fudgsicle

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 15, 2016 11:46 AM (BK3ZS)

375
Recently sprent a month in Florida. Odd place.------kraken

Hollywood East

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at February 15, 2016 11:46 AM (m3iiU)

376 Obama wouldn't do this, but what if he recess appointed Sandra Day O'Conner? She's not as conservative as Scalia, but more than Kagan / Sotomoyer. Runs the risk of losing some cases this term I guess. If GOP objects, gets the war on women meme out again.

I'm just throwing out a far-fetched what if.

Posted by: SH at February 15, 2016 11:46 AM (gmeXX)

377 365
we will be over run like europe with hot air refugees
Posted by: phoenixgirl




"Poppa, will we get to AoS soon?"

"Soon, Child -- soon."
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 15, 2016 11:44 AM (kdS6q)

#twoweeks

Posted by: Insomniac at February 15, 2016 11:46 AM (kpqmD)

378 >>Also, refer to the Civil War as "the war of Southern Butthurt Northern Nickelfuckery."

FULL DISCLAMER: Born in DC, naturalized Southerner.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at February 15, 2016 11:47 AM (D0J8L)

379 ...Kilgore Trout is a fictional character created by author Kurt Vonnegut. He was originally created as a fictionalized version of author Theodore Sturgeon...

Venus on the Half-Shell is a science fiction novel by Philip José Farmer, writing pseudonymously as Kilgore Trout

Posted by: scorecard at February 15, 2016 11:47 AM (CRXed)

380 we will be over run like europe with hot air refugees!
Posted by: phoenixgirl
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*buys concertina wire futures*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 15, 2016 11:47 AM (RrDm2)

381 Do we need a thread both welcoming the Hot Air refugees, and explaining some of the mems and stylebook?

You are soaking in it.

It's all we've been on about all morning. Blew my trout stats out of the water.
If it was...water.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 15, 2016 11:47 AM (xq1UY)

382 To appease the Left, the Gop-e would need to approve Whoopi Goldberg for the SC.

Posted by: kraken at February 15, 2016 11:47 AM (sdxPm)

383
I'm totally against the idea that the Senate should have some unwritten" right" to refuse to let the president pick a SC Justice just because it's his last year in office. The other eight of 'em would declare that "unconstitutional" in about six seconds flat, and they'd be right.

I'm willing to make an exception for Choom Boy.

OTOH, if we had patriotic, honest Leaders in the Senate, the Mocha Messiah could keep putting up names and the Senators could pop them like clay pigeons. Which is the way it is supposed to work when a corrupt, felonious traitor is in the Oval Office.
Posted by: MrScribbler at February 15, 2016 11:45 AM (iW5Mq)

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Where does it say that the Senate must hold hearings on every nominee the president sends to them?

The Senate has the power to advise and consent. I don't believe any court would rule that the Senate refusing to take up a nominee would could as anything other than a form of consent.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 15, 2016 11:47 AM (qPW+O)

384 Name the members of SCOTUS


You forgot Heacomda Judge.

He drives an old GTO...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 15, 2016 11:48 AM (LUgeY)

385 >>FULL DISCLAMER: Born in DC,


That's too close to the Mason Dixon Line for you to be trusted.

Posted by: garrett at February 15, 2016 11:48 AM (X5+7H)

386 drudge has a repot that Obama will not try a recess appointment

Posted by: Feh at February 15, 2016 11:48 AM (TjSCU)

387 Okay somebody, catch me up-- what's the bad thing about "nullification"?
========
A perfectly Constitutional check on the size, scope and reach of the federal government. Therefore, an impediment to the advancement of leftist rule.

So, it has to be derided as evil.

Posted by: RoyalOil at February 15, 2016 11:48 AM (fQ/0p)

388 I'm totally against the idea that the Senate should have some unwritten" right" to refuse to let the president pick a SC Justice just because it's his last year in office. The other eight of 'em would declare that "unconstitutional" in about six seconds flat, and they'd be right.

---------------

The Senate has the written power to refuse consent on anyone for any reason. So how would the other 8 declare it Unconstitutional?

Posted by: SH at February 15, 2016 11:48 AM (gmeXX)

389 I am sure that Obama's crack team is scouring the traffic courts and divorce courts of the land in search of a muslim judge to elevate to the Supreme Court.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 15, 2016 11:49 AM (Z8fuk)

390 >>And for the newcomers, if anyone asks.. the only correct answer is "the Longbow".

>>And away we go...You should also tell them to leave their tags open.

Also, refer to the Civil War as "the war or Northern aggression."
Posted by: Lizzy at February 15, 2016 11:39 AM (NOIQH)


Some of my personal favorite arguments that have been settled here: Hockey goalies are not real athletes; "stand your ground" means you can shoot anyone you deem is threatening to you; when math geeks develop enough hatred of lawyers it drives them insane.


Oh, and the Smiths are the greatest rock band of all time.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 15, 2016 11:49 AM (Dj0WE)

391 The Senate has the written power to refuse consent on anyone for any reason. So how would the other 8 declare it Unconstitutional?
Posted by: SH at February 15, 2016 11:48 AM (gmeXX)

==========

To be honest...I can tell you how 4 of them would.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 15, 2016 11:49 AM (qPW+O)

392 The Senate has the written power to refuse consent
on anyone for any reason. So how would the other 8 declare it
Unconstitutional?

Posted by: SH at February 15, 2016 11:48 AM (gmeXX)

Ir's a tax!

Posted by: SCCJ Hrothgar Roberts at February 15, 2016 11:49 AM (wYnyS)

393 That's too close to the Mason Dixon Line for you to be trusted.

It's DC. I shouldn't be trusted by -either- side...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at February 15, 2016 11:49 AM (D0J8L)

394 Venus on the Half-Shell is a science fiction novel by Philip Jose Farmer, writing pseudonymously as Kilgore Trout

Posted by: scorecard at February 15, 2016 11:47 AM


And a damn funny novel it was, too.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 15, 2016 11:49 AM (iW5Mq)

395
Meanwhile, over at Stalag HotAir:

I'll be hanging out at AoSHQ myself from now on
NotCoach on February 15, 2016 at 11:32 AM

What's AoS again?
anotherJoe on February 15, 2016 at 11:41 AM

Ace of Spades.
fossten on February 15, 2016 at 11:42 AM



Uh oh.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 15, 2016 11:49 AM (kdS6q)

396 I'm just throwing out a far-fetched what if.

Posted by: SH at February 15, 2016 11:46 AM (gmeXX)

Fredo is far left ideologue. Maybe even farther left than Sanders just more coy about it. Anyone he sends up will be far left: Count on it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 11:49 AM (mw8Dm)

397 Why just one trout in the pants?

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 15, 2016 11:50 AM (OvUux)

398 I'm totally against the idea that the Senate should have some unwritten" right" to refuse to let the president pick a SC Justice just because it's his last year in office. The other eight of 'em would declare that "unconstitutional" in about six seconds flat, and they'd be right.

Posted by: MrScribbler


I do think a mistake some Republicans are making is saying he isn't "allowed" to make a pick. That does have a ring of illegitimacy to it.

I would simply say Obama can name someone as the Constitutions says, and the Senate can determine if that person can serve as the Constitution outlines.

And then of course kill that person either in committee or by a formal vote.

But Obama is going to nominate someone and Republicans are going to have to formally kill it off, they certainly are not going to bluff Obama out of trying it.

Just make the GOP look even weaker by saying "he's not allowed" and then watching as he of course does nominate someone.

Posted by: Kal at February 15, 2016 11:50 AM (74hKk)

399
we will be over run like europe with hot air refugees
Posted by: phoenixgirl


And tomorrow is Rapey Tuesday!

Coincidence? I think not!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 15, 2016 11:50 AM (BK3ZS)

400 george harrison's last live performance

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

Posted by: Feh at February 15, 2016 11:50 AM (TjSCU)

401 From WZ: Michael Moore's latest movie is a big, fat box office true.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 15, 2016 11:50 AM (Nwg0u)

402 I'm totally against the idea that the Senate should have some unwritten" right" to refuse to let the president pick a SC Justice just because it's his last year in office. The other eight of 'em would declare that "unconstitutional" in about six seconds flat, and they'd be right. /i]

I am too, because its not a right, and its written down. The president may nominate, the senate may consent or refuse to consent. That's all the constitution says. It doesn't say how fast a justice must be appointed, it doesn't even say how many justices must be on the court.

It says President is given the power to nominate justices, and the Senate is given the power to consent or not. That's it.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 11:51 AM (39g3+)

403 If Obama hadn't been such a Social Justice Warrior with his first couple picks, he'd be in a better position to complain.

However, he took his opportunity to saddle the court with two under qualified activists.

Posted by: garrett at February 15, 2016 11:51 AM (X5+7H)

404 Who has said Fredo is "Not Allowed" to nominate someone?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 11:52 AM (mw8Dm)

405 Frankly, the Senate could just refuse to ever consent to another Court appointment. We could whittle this down to one person. Only a CJ is required. Let's be honest with ourselves. Why do we need to be governed by 5 people, let's just get it down to 1.

Posted by: SH at February 15, 2016 11:52 AM (gmeXX)

406 I do think a mistake some Republicans are making is saying he isn't
"allowed" to make a pick. That does have a ring of illegitimacy to it.


It's very simple. He gets to pick his nominee and the Senate gets to tell him to fuck off.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at February 15, 2016 11:52 AM (D0J8L)

407 Recess appointment ends at the end of the current Senate's term. The question is moot.

The President isn't going to appoint a SC justice who has to step down next year. He want a mark that will last.

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at February 15, 2016 11:52 AM (laMCB)

408 Uh oh.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 15, 2016 11:49 AM


If "Taylor Millard" or "Matt Vespa" show up as commenters here, we'll know SMOD is only a few miles from impact....

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 15, 2016 11:52 AM (iW5Mq)

409 Really nice picture; I love the little glimpse of blue sky and blue lake and the little bits of sunlight on the forest floor.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 15, 2016 11:52 AM (w4NZ8)

410 A SC pick is a donor class favorite for most important election in ever.

This is the one point where you can be assured they'll be on "our" side; there's no way they won't block a nominee to prop up "electable" Marco.

Posted by: Chupacabra at February 15, 2016 11:52 AM (V40IZ)

411 Is Fredo still golfing?

Posted by: Soona at February 15, 2016 11:52 AM (Fmupd)

412 402
It says President is given the power to nominate justices, and the Senate is given the power to consent or not. That's it.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 11:51 AM (39g3+)

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

So, you're saying that the Senate not doing what the President wants is....evil?

Posted by: Socialist Millenial at February 15, 2016 11:52 AM (qPW+O)

413 It's very simple. He gets to pick his nominee and the Senate gets to tell him to fuck off.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at February 15, 2016 11:52 AM (D0J8L)


Wait, this is the McConnell Senate you're talking about?

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at February 15, 2016 11:53 AM (laMCB)

414 Remember when Joey paster-eater Biden was on the Judiciary Committee and was Oh-so-concerned about stare decisis?

I would bet that if there were a lockstep 5 vote liberal voting bloc on SCOTUS, there would be many "concerned" D senators urging the court to go back and redo BAD decisions.

That is all SCOTUS is to democrats now. Another legislature.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 15, 2016 11:53 AM (kKHcp)

415 Google didn't think that George Washington deserved a Doodle, I guess. White Presidents lives don't matter.

Posted by: goon at February 15, 2016 11:53 AM (gy5kE)

416 Also, refer to the Civil War as "the war or Northern aggression."

Posted by: Lizzy at February 15, 2016 11:39 AM (NOIQH)


Also, should ace post something they're not interested in, be sure to complain loudly and vociferously in the comments, and demand that that ace confine himself to topics that you yourself are interested in. I know for a fact that ace REALLY likes it when that happens and wishes more commenters would do this.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 15, 2016 11:53 AM (01PMj)

417 Name the members of SCOTUS

Judge Judy
Judge Wapner
Judge NotLestYeBeJudged
Judge Njury
Mike Judge
Judgin' Donuts
Chief Justice IsBlind
Judge MeBecauseI'mBeautiful (Don't)
Judge Fudgsicle

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 15, 2016 11:46 AM (BK3ZS)


I can't believe you forgot history's first Mother/Daughter SC Justices: Naomi and Winona Judge.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 15, 2016 11:53 AM (Dj0WE)

418 IF Fredo had EVER cared to work with Congress, he's have a stronger point also....but just about the first thing he said after being sworn is that " Elections have consequences" and he won! Well asshole so do Senate Elections, so choke on that

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 11:53 AM (mw8Dm)

419
Posted by: scorecard at February 15, 2016 11:47 AM (CRXed)


he also is a bigot that was at the old place

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 15, 2016 11:54 AM (0O7c5)

420 The island is going to tip over

Posted by: ThunderB at February 15, 2016 11:54 AM (zOTsN)

421 >>Name the members of SCOTUS


What, all 11 of 'em?

Posted by: LIVs at February 15, 2016 11:54 AM (NOIQH)

422 And a Valentine's Day devotional from Brooklyn Tabernacle-"Joy and a whole lot more"

http://preview.tinyurl.com/j4nsl2k

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 15, 2016 11:54 AM (w4NZ8)

423 "395
Meanwhile, over at Stalag HotAir:

I'll be hanging out at AoSHQ myself from now on
NotCoach on February 15, 2016 at 11:32 AM

What's AoS again?
anotherJoe on February 15, 2016 at 11:41 AM

Ace of Spades.
fossten on February 15, 2016 at 11:42 AM



Uh oh.
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 15, 2016 11:49 AM (kdS6q)"

_____________________________________________

What? I put on deodorant this morning.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 15, 2016 11:54 AM (rsudF)

424 In the announcement post written by Poppin' Fresh, he in fact did
confess to having a sadz because their closed registration system did
hamper "diversity".


Too bad that paean to "diversity" never seemed to extend to the site's masthead or content, huh?

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at February 15, 2016 11:54 AM (eytER)

425 >>It's very simple. He gets to pick his nominee and the Senate gets to tell him to fuck off.


That's just plain old racism.

Posted by: garrett at February 15, 2016 11:55 AM (X5+7H)

426 Name the members of SCOTUS


What, all 11 of 'em?
Posted by: LIVs at February 15, 2016 11:54 AM (NOIQH)

Who are you FDR?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 11:55 AM (mw8Dm)

427 SCOTUS, isn't that the dangly bits?

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 15, 2016 11:55 AM (OvUux)

428 The GOP is too incompetent to make a proper argument (BIRM).

Obviously Obama is allowed and entitled to nominate anyone to the Supreme Court at any point in his reign.

The Senate is required to advise and consent on such a nomination. There should be different responses from the Senate if the nominee were Whoopie Goldberg or Victor Davis Hansen!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 15, 2016 11:55 AM (wYnyS)

429 >>...and demand that that ace confine himself to topics that you yourself are interested in.




Also, b$tch and moan about him not arriving until after noon EST.

Posted by: LIVs at February 15, 2016 11:55 AM (NOIQH)

430 Also, should ace post something they're not interested in, be sure to complain loudly and vociferously in the comments, and demand that that ace confine himself to topics that you yourself are interested in. I know for a fact that ace REALLY likes it when that happens and wishes more commenters would do this.
Posted by: OregonMuse at February 15, 2016 11:53 AM (01PMj)


Sometimes, as a matter of brevity after reading a long article Ace posted, grateful readers will post the initials: TL/DR, which of course means "truly logical, delightful read."

Posted by: BurtTC at February 15, 2016 11:56 AM (Dj0WE)

431 That's just plain old racism.
Posted by: garrett at February 15, 2016 11:55 AM (X5+7H)

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

If the Republican Party just accepted this fact, then I'd totes vote for them!

Also...can you be good with single payer too? Just for the lulz.

Posted by: Socialist Millenial at February 15, 2016 11:56 AM (qPW+O)

432 g'mornin all!

even though I'm not too adept at this site - I reckon I'll certainly be around here more since HotAir has apparently decided to become suicidal

Posted by: Katfish at February 15, 2016 11:56 AM (ponaz)

433 Is Fredo still golfing?

Posted by: Soona at February 15, 2016 11:52 AM (Fmupd

It IS President's Day. To him it's like Mother's Day is to moms.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 15, 2016 11:56 AM (oxcYa)

434 Shouldnt HA refugees have to wait in Morocco until they can get letters of passage?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 15, 2016 11:56 AM (iQIUe)

435 >>365

>>we will be over run like europe with hot air refugees

>>Posted by: phoenixgirl

Hot Air refugee here, this is where they're handing out lifetime unlimited posting benefits at the expense of the native morons, right?

Posted by: Doomberg at February 15, 2016 11:56 AM (hNPOD)

436 Trump should appoint another dozen or so like Roosevelt tried to do.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 15, 2016 11:56 AM (ieoTI)

437 The problem with the SC nom is that Republicans have abandoned their advise and consent role and just blather about how the president deserves to get his pick, dems on the other hand don't bother with such niceties, since Nixon the only SC noms that have blocked have all been R noms.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at February 15, 2016 11:56 AM (AfES1)

438 "If "Taylor Millard" or "Matt Vespa" show up as commenters here, we'll know SMOD is only a few miles from impact....
Posted by: MrScribbler at February 15, 2016 11:52 AM (iW5Mq)"

_________________________________________________

Taylor Millard is easily the worst HA poster ever. I stopped even reading his posts months ago.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 15, 2016 11:56 AM (rsudF)

439 I wonder if Carl Frederik Aagaard was walking along somewhere, and he tripped and knocked the consonants out of his last name.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 15, 2016 11:56 AM (B8JRQ)

440 Pro tip for Hot Air newcomers:
Maetenloch has a happy a happy fun ball. If you need to let off steam, it's there for taunting just for you because Maetenloch is a giver.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 15, 2016 11:56 AM (2x3L+)

441 Posted by: OregonMuse at February 15, 2016 11:53 AM (01PMj)

OM, you made my day!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 15, 2016 11:57 AM (wYnyS)

442 Judge Kennedy
Judge Dredd
Judge Anderson
Judge Death
Judge Fire
Judge Fear
Judge Mortis
...
I can't remember the rest of the Supreme Court.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 11:57 AM (39g3+)

443 >>...and demand that that ace confine himself to topics that you yourself are interested in.

Also, b$tch and moan about him not arriving until after noon EST.
Posted by: LIVs at February 15, 2016 11:55 AM (NOIQH)


Heh... yeah, he probably WOULDN'T like that... if he read the blog. Which he doesn't.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 15, 2016 11:57 AM (Dj0WE)

444 It's very simple. He gets to pick his nominee and the Senate gets to tell him to fuck off.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at February 15, 2016 11:52 AM (D0J8L)



I think that's a better way to go about it then saying "he's not allowed to make a pick and only the next President is"


It should be explained that it's a lot like how a bill becomes law (or is supposed to anyway), you need both branches to sign off on it.

Obama can also propose any other sort of bill he wants but it still has to pass Congress.

Posted by: Kal at February 15, 2016 11:57 AM (74hKk)

445 Taken our jobs.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 15, 2016 11:57 AM (ieoTI)

446 "Also, b$tch and moan about him not arriving until after noon EST.
Posted by: LIVs at February 15, 2016 11:55 AM (NOIQH)"

Pfft, noon is super early for Ace.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 15, 2016 11:58 AM (rsudF)

447 ...The left is really, really going berserk...

They always have and always will until their subsidies are in danger. That's why they fear Trump. As President Trump could cut the subsidies of any one group he didn't like. Any one group (not them all). Obama can't. GOPe can't. W couldn't even take out PP. The left will be lining up to kiss Trump's ass if he wins the Presidency. They will act like contestants on his show.

Posted by: scorecard at February 15, 2016 11:58 AM (CRXed)

448 Also, should ace post something they're not
interested in, be sure to complain loudly and vociferously in the
comments, and demand that that ace confine himself to topics that you
yourself are interested in. I know for a fact that ace REALLY likes it
when that happens and wishes more commenters would do this.


Posted by: OregonMuse


Also, don't forget to suggest that Ace was bought and paid for by shadowy, RINOy figures. You'll really feel the love then.

Posted by: pep at February 15, 2016 11:58 AM (LAe3v)

449 Also, refer to the Civil War as "the war or Northern aggression."

They're not mutually exclusive, you know.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 15, 2016 11:58 AM (xq1UY)

450 I wonder if Carl Frederik Aagaard was walking along somewhere, and he tripped and knocked the consonants out of his last name.

"Aagaard!" was the sound he made as he tripped. It stuck.

Posted by: t-bird at February 15, 2016 11:58 AM (RrDm2)

451
Meanwhile, over at Stalag HotAir:

So, the exodus is to AoS? Sounds good.
Lawdawg86 on February 15, 2016 at 11:50 AM



Oy.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 15, 2016 11:59 AM (kdS6q)

452 They are flooding in now with their Zika, and Mumps, and monkey pox.

Organ tissue is already liquefying.

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 15, 2016 11:59 AM (OvUux)

453 So who's going to win in SC?

Posted by: Soona at February 15, 2016 11:59 AM (Fmupd)

454 Shouldnt HA refugees have to wait in Morocco until they can get letters of passage?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 15, 2016 11:56 AM (iQIUe)


Hmm, seems like bona fide members of the Old Horde should get letters of marque and reprisal in return.
Oh wait...

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 15, 2016 11:59 AM (wYnyS)

455 >>Hot Air refugee her


You don't have to live like a refugee.

Posted by: Tom Petty at February 15, 2016 11:59 AM (X5+7H)

456 Hot Air should have switched to Pixy.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 15, 2016 11:59 AM (ieoTI)

457 I think that's a better way to go about it then saying "he's not allowed to make a pick and only the next President is"

-------------

I don't know. I think it is very clean to simply say the next President should make the pick. Let the people decide.

Posted by: SH at February 15, 2016 11:59 AM (gmeXX)

458 434 Shouldnt HA refugees have to wait in Morocco until they can get letters of passage?
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 15, 2016 11:56 AM (iQIUe)


"Letters of transit" I think they're called.

I'm just afraid that all the HA refugees will come over here and pester the 'ettes.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 15, 2016 12:00 PM (01PMj)

459 Oy.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 15, 2016 11:59 AM (kdS6q)

Incoming.

How long until Ace opts for the Facebook requirement for diversity's sake?

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 15, 2016 12:00 PM (oxcYa)

460 Egads. I see snipers everywhere.

Posted by: Hank at February 15, 2016 12:00 PM (bV27x)

461 I agree, but it is always tough when you are trying
to explain the rules - important as they are. Easy to just say, why
should Obama get to pick 3 when Clinton and Bush only picked 2?



Of course you run the risk of that being played on you next time -
if we are ever in the fortunate position to get to nominate 3?





Posted by: SH at February 15, 2016 11:37 AM (gmeXX)



OR the Senate Leadership R's could just say no and refuse to be drawn into a debate as to why... if Democrats are going to pitch fits like children, then maybe they need to be parented instead of engaged with.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 15, 2016 12:00 PM (NPofj)

462 Pro tip for Hot Air newcomers:
Maetenloch has a happy a happy fun ball. If you need to let off steam, it's there for taunting just for you because Maetenloch is a giver.
Posted by: L, Elle at February 15, 2016 11:56 AM (2x3L+)


Even better, do it set to verse.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 15, 2016 12:00 PM (Dj0WE)

463 Kilgore Trout

I remember you from either HA or LGF

Posted by: VegasRick at February 15, 2016 12:00 PM (tgWGh)

464 Carl Aagaard just called himself that to be first in the phonebook.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 12:00 PM (39g3+)

465 No one escapes from Stalag HotAir!

Posted by: Colonel Klink at February 15, 2016 12:00 PM (FkBIv)

466 http://judgeshows.com/

That is a place that exists on the interwebs right now.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 15, 2016 12:00 PM (AJeMv)

467 456 Hot Air should have switched to Pixy.

Nah, it is much better that they go full retard at this point. Just finish it off.

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 15, 2016 12:01 PM (OvUux)

468 The problem with the SC nom is that Republicans have abandoned their advise and consent role and just blather about how the president deserves to get his pick, dems on the other hand don't bother with such niceties, since Nixon the only SC noms that have blocked have all been R noms.
Posted by: All Teh Meh



Yea, but the Democrats still did block nominees regardless and they kept control of Congress every time they did.

But when the GOP owned the Executive Branch, it was definitely a time conservatives wanted more power for that branch of government and we're paying the price for it with Obama who has no problem crossing all sorts of lines that Republican Presidents never dreamed of.

Posted by: Kal at February 15, 2016 12:01 PM (74hKk)

469
Taylor Millard is easily the worst HA poster ever.
Posted by: NotCoach



[pic] http://tinyurl.com/z4ak6kn

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 15, 2016 12:01 PM (kdS6q)

470 Kilgore Trout

I remember you from either HA or LGF

Posted by: VegasRick at February 15, 2016 12:00 PM (tgWGh)


Pretty sure it's a sock.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 15, 2016 12:01 PM (Z8fuk)

471
A word to any newcomers -- there is a subset of the Moron Horde known as Ampersandians who think they're better than the rest of us. You'll know 'em when you see 'em.

But comes the revolution? Just desserts...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 15, 2016 12:02 PM (BK3ZS)

472 B4 this thread gets stomped, thought I'd repost my 1st comment of the day from the early thread:

Got to thinking... (always dangerous...)

I expect Ruth Buzzard Ginsberg to be the next to go.

If we hold out 'til then, just let it be.

Who needs nine judges? Seven will do as well.

Doncha think?

Posted by: mindful webworker - armchair Constitutional scholar at February 15, 2016 12:02 PM (6MUFb)

473 I'm just afraid that all the HA refugees will come over here and pester the 'ettes.


Yeah, that'll go over well.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 15, 2016 12:02 PM (LUgeY)

474 I can't remember the rest of the Supreme Court.

You left out Judge Reinhold

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at February 15, 2016 12:02 PM (eytER)

475 Okay, I'm back to running on a platform of building a wall to keep out the riff raff refugees.

Don't forget. It'll be beautiful, and huuuuuuuge, and Salem will pay for it.

I know, Ace is thinking "mo cliks, mo money" But vote for me anyways!

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 15, 2016 12:02 PM (kKHcp)

476 Shouldnt HA refugees have to wait in Morocco until they can get letters of passage?

Ooh, ooh, I just saw this one. They're in Sam's piano!

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 15, 2016 12:02 PM (xq1UY)

477 "this is where they're handing out lifetime
unlimited posting benefits at the expense of the native morons, right?"

I got the eviction notice this morning.

Ace is moving a whole family of refu-Gassers into my pad.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 15, 2016 12:02 PM (noWW6)

478 434 Shouldnt HA refugees have to wait in Morocco until they can get letters of passage?
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 15, 2016 11:56 AM (iQIUe)

We have to make sure they're properly deloused, debauched and defiled.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 15, 2016 12:02 PM (kpqmD)

479 Are the HA refugees rapey?

Posted by: steevy at February 15, 2016 12:03 PM (B48dK)

480 Who needs nine judges? Seven will do as well.

--------------

I do agree.

Posted by: SH at February 15, 2016 12:03 PM (gmeXX)

481 Hi, guys!

Posted by: Some Asshole formerly of Hot Air at February 15, 2016 12:03 PM (HN0N1)

482 I think we are going to need a De-Lurker / Newcomer Thread.

Posted by: garrett at February 15, 2016 12:03 PM (X5+7H)

483 The island is going to tip over.

LOL.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 15, 2016 12:03 PM (w4NZ8)

484 We need to build a wall. Of solid gold. It will be fabulous. And we will make hotair pay for it

Posted by: ThunderB at February 15, 2016 12:03 PM (zOTsN)

485 I think that's a better way to go about it then saying "he's not allowed to make a pick and only the next President is"

I wanted to strangle that halfwit Trump when he said the strategy was "delay, delay, delay". Way to take a perfectly valid, constitutionally required duty and turn it into mulish intransigence. What an ass.

Posted by: pep at February 15, 2016 12:03 PM (LAe3v)

486 474 I can't remember the rest of the Supreme Court.

You left out Judge Reinhold
Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at February 15, 2016 12:02 PM (eytER)

And Judge Dredd.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 15, 2016 12:03 PM (kpqmD)

487 The HA refugees are only coming here to make comments morons won't.

Posted by: Establishment Moron at February 15, 2016 12:03 PM (8aOqE)

488 Welcome Hot Air refugees!

The AoSHQ pixyware survival guide is here: http://tinyurl.com/za8aqzr

Otherwise you will be meeting me soon!

Posted by: The Barrel at February 15, 2016 12:03 PM (ckvus)

489 There was a judge in the Breakfast Club. Judge Nelson?

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 15, 2016 12:03 PM (OvUux)

490 Just kidding. Welcome wretched refuse of the teaming shore

Posted by: ThunderB at February 15, 2016 12:04 PM (zOTsN)

491 489 There was a judge in the Breakfast Club. Judge Nelson?
Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 15, 2016 12:03 PM (OvUux)

Judd.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 15, 2016 12:04 PM (kpqmD)

492 Apres moi, le deluge.

Posted by: King Ed Morrisey at February 15, 2016 12:04 PM (2x3L+)

493 Who needs nine judges? Seven will do as well.

Doncha think?


Constitution doesn't specify number. FDR tried to get more justices on the court because they kept shooting down his radical leftist agenda on constitutional grounds (but not enough; too much got through). He figured, add 3 or 5 more people that agree with him and he can just get anything he wanted! Congress wasn't willing to play along, even though they were Democrats, too.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 12:04 PM (39g3+)

494 Wish I could find the link to "The Well-Tempered Banhammer" YouTube video.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 15, 2016 12:04 PM (wYnyS)

495 >>I expect Ruth Buzzard Ginsberg to be the next to go.


She died years ago. They just rehydrate her for the annual group photo.

Posted by: garrett at February 15, 2016 12:05 PM (X5+7H)

496
I got the eviction notice this morning.

Ace is moving a whole family of refu-Gassers into my pad.


Posted by: torquewrench at February 15, 2016 12:02 PM (noWW6)

Make sure to show them that video that explains good touch bad touch. Oh, and also show them you guns. That will probably solve more problems that the other thing.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 15, 2016 12:05 PM (AJeMv)

497 Didn't another Justice fall on the Wall of Minas Tirith?

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 15, 2016 12:05 PM (ieoTI)

498
462 Pro tip for Hot Air newcomers:
Maetenloch has a happy a happy fun ball. If you need to let off steam, it's there for taunting just for you because Maetenloch is a giver.
Posted by: L, Elle at February 15, 2016 11:56 AM (2x3L+)


Even better, do it set to verse.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 15, 2016 12:00 PM (Dj0WE)


Better yet, ask Maet for the "Full Yoko"...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 15, 2016 12:05 PM (BK3ZS)

499 I'm just afraid that all the HA refugees will come over here and pester the 'ettes.


Posted by: OregonMuse at February 15, 2016 12:00 PM (01PMj)
==================================
Hey!...where all do white bitches at??

Posted by: Mimzey at February 15, 2016 12:05 PM (aRUb8)

500 I wanted to strangle that halfwit Trump when he said the strategy was "delay, delay, delay". Way to take a perfectly valid, constitutionally required duty and turn it into mulish intransigence. What an ass.
Posted by: pep at February 15, 2016 12:03 PM (LAe3v)


Yup me to.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 12:05 PM (mw8Dm)

501 Don't let them in the pool. They don't know how to behave yet

Posted by: ThunderB at February 15, 2016 12:06 PM (zOTsN)

502 Allah: Ace you up?
Ace: Barely, whats up?
Allah: I want my commenters back.
Ace Huh?
Allah: My commenters, you know, on my site? I want them back
Ace: Do you realize it's barely noon here? WTF are you talking about.
Allah: I made a terrible mistake. Help me.
Ace: (silence)
Allah: ACE?!
Ace: What the hell did you do? Facebook? Look at your other posts, comments are barely in double digits and you have 17 pages of defectors? You must save you blog for Christ's sake, I need the content!
Allah: (silence)
Ace: (silence)
Cob logger: (farts)

Posted by: IP at February 15, 2016 12:06 PM (aQQbl)

503 Another member of the swarm of HotAir refugees coming to overrun Ace's site here. :p

Posted by: Aitch748 at February 15, 2016 12:06 PM (aPwDq)

504 "479 Are the HA refugees rapey?
Posted by: steevy at February 15, 2016 12:03 PM (B48dK)"

__________________________________________________

Do you want us to be?

Posted by: NotCoach at February 15, 2016 12:06 PM (rsudF)

505 Posted by: The Barrel at February 15, 2016 12:03 PM (ckvus)

HA refugees. Disregard 488. Wrong. Wrong.

Should be bit.ly/IqT6zt

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 15, 2016 12:06 PM (oxcYa)

506 Anybody else worried their comment payments will drop with the influx of new arrivals from Hot Air?

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 15, 2016 12:06 PM (HN0N1)

507 My advice, get rich so you can insulate yourself from the left's insanity as much as possible.

Posted by: Duncan MacLeod, The Highlander at February 15, 2016 12:07 PM (COpZ4)

508 >>Better yet, ask Maet for the "Full Yoko"...


Or, use the ONT to post your favorite Poetry.

Maet is a Yuuuge Robert Bly fan.

Posted by: garrett at February 15, 2016 12:07 PM (X5+7H)

509 Posted by: Some Asshole formerly of Hot Air


weedisgood made it!

Posted by: VegasRick at February 15, 2016 12:07 PM (tgWGh)

510
re: The incoming HotAir hoards:

WorldWar Z-Jerusalem Scene

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo1fNO6bx48

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 15, 2016 12:07 PM (kdS6q)

511 i hope they know how to use the toilet.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 15, 2016 12:08 PM (0O7c5)

512 Since it won't matter, anymore, I'm known as JAKE1246 over at HA (well until tomorrow anyway).

Say hi at the anti facebook post.

I'm watching an amazing vote going on.

I've seen maybe 5 comments that are positive about this move.

This is such a betrayal.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 15, 2016 12:08 PM (Xo1Rt)

513 I would welcome a Ginsberg retirement and keeping the Court at 7. The Senate could simply state that each side has lost a position and we are going to keep the status quo for now.

Frankly, if the left senses that it will lose the 2016 election, I expect some to try to broker this arrangement.

Posted by: SH at February 15, 2016 12:08 PM (gmeXX)

514 I wanted to strangle that halfwit Trump when he said the strategy was "delay, delay, delay". Way to take a perfectly valid, constitutionally required duty and turn it into mulish intransigence. What an ass.
Posted by: pep



I agree, I think that plays perfectly into the hands of Democrats by announcing that strategy.

Posted by: Kal at February 15, 2016 12:08 PM (74hKk)

515 Wait. You're supposed to be debauched first?

Why was I not told.

Posted by: dissent555 at February 15, 2016 12:08 PM (VFhMt)

516
484 We need to build a wall. Of solid gold. It will be fabulous. And we will make hotair pay for it
Posted by: ThunderB at February 15, 2016 12:03 PM (zOTsN)


Oh, bravo, sir or madam! Bravo!

* golf clap *

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 15, 2016 12:09 PM (BK3ZS)

517
Heh. the former HAers getting used to massive socks should be funny.

Of course that is different from massive hats that Peyton has to wear.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 15, 2016 12:09 PM (ODxAs)

518 FDR tried to get more justices on the court

He got the second-best thing, he ruled long enough to nominate eight of them.

Posted by: t-bird at February 15, 2016 12:09 PM (RrDm2)

519 No reece's appointment from obama because lazy, too little time for deals.

Posted by: davidt at February 15, 2016 12:09 PM (8aOqE)

520 Anybody else worried their comment payments will drop with the influx of new arrivals from Hot Air?

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 15, 2016 12:06 PM (HN0N1)

So THAT'S why you were banned all this time. Ace was trying to keep you hush hush that there's a payment system.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 15, 2016 12:09 PM (AJeMv)

521 363 fixerupper

Excellent! I'm going to steal your argument.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 15, 2016 12:09 PM (u82oZ)

522 479
Are the HA refugees rapey?

Posted by: steevy at February 15, 2016 12:03 PM (B48dK)
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Only if you dress like an infidel whore with your HooHaa's floppin' around.

Posted by: Mimzey at February 15, 2016 12:09 PM (aRUb8)

523 "I expect Ruth Buzzard Ginsberg to be the next to go."

I will miss precisely one thing about the Notorious RBG, and that is her habit of prominently falling asleep in the middle of Barky's state of the union speeches.

Oh, for a directional mic in the gallery to pick up the snoring.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 15, 2016 12:09 PM (noWW6)

524 That's just plain old racism.
Posted by: garrett
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I'm reminded of this cartoon:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/jx52rww

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 15, 2016 12:09 PM (RrDm2)

525 I would welcome a Ginsberg retirement and keeping the Court at 7. The Senate could simply state that each side has lost a position and we are going to keep the status quo for now.

Frankly, if the left senses that it will lose the 2016 election, I expect some to try to broker this arrangement.

Posted by: SH at February 15, 2016 12:08 PM (gmeXX)

She was reportedly good friends with Scalia. It sure would be statesman-like for her to retire after his funeral. Talk about a legacy changer.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 15, 2016 12:10 PM (oxcYa)

526 Maybe that's why I don't get the forest painting. Composition seems off to me.

Posted by: dissent555 at February 15, 2016 12:10 PM (VFhMt)

527 This is an act of love people. Step it up

Posted by: ThunderB at February 15, 2016 12:10 PM (zOTsN)

528 I would welcome a Ginsberg retirement and keeping the Court at 7. The Senate could simply state that each side has lost a position and we are going to keep the status quo for now.

Frankly, if the left senses that it will lose the 2016 election, I expect some to try to broker this arrangement.
Posted by: SH at February 15, 2016 12:08 PM (gmeXX)

Yeah but the left is all about winning not being "fair"

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 12:10 PM (mw8Dm)

529 The Turtle will trade Senate Confirmation for absolutely nothing.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 15, 2016 12:10 PM (ieoTI)

530
*****WELCOME HOT AIR REFUGEES!!!*****

Refugees are eligible for free platinum memberships, unlimited ampersands and banhammer exemptions. No registration required and offer is good in all 57 states. Refugees are required to practice first postings in threads at least one year old. Welcome to the community!

Posted by: Ed Anger at February 15, 2016 12:11 PM (RcpcZ)

531 This is probably not uncommon, just so you newbs get an idea of the formality of this place.


http://tinyurl.com/z9xjpug

'ettes on the other hand, need to post their own pics.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 15, 2016 12:11 PM (kKHcp)

532 527
This is an act of love people. Step it up

Posted by: ThunderB at February 15, 2016 12:10 PM (zOTsN)
so is target practice.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 15, 2016 12:12 PM (0O7c5)

533 I hope the HA newcomers bring their own hobo pelts. I don't want to have to share mine.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at February 15, 2016 12:12 PM (KBjNt)

534 I think we need to institute the Gas, Grass or Ass requirement for the refugees.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 15, 2016 12:12 PM (2x3L+)

535 I would welcome a Ginsberg retirement and keeping the Court at 7. The Senate could simply state that each side has lost a position and we are going to keep the status quo for now.

Frankly, if the left senses that it will lose the 2016 election, I expect some to try to broker this arrangement.
Posted by: SH


I just think this is one of those issues that people on both sides will always play to win and will never compromise on.

I personally hate the uncertainty because if the Democrats win the next election, that's it, it's game over.

But if a Republican wins and we can name 2-3, very little will change in this country.

You won't recognize this country if the Democrats get something like a 6-3 majority.

Posted by: Kal at February 15, 2016 12:12 PM (74hKk)

536 Now that I think about this more. Let's fast forward to October 2016. It is clear that nominating Hillary was a huge mistake for the Dems and adding that half-twit 30 year old from San Antonio didn't help - especially as there are more crises burning throughout the world. Cruz is going to win the election and the GOP is going to retain the Senate. Scalia's spot is still vacant, and Ginsberg is still mourning the loss of her best friend.

If I'm Schumer, I'm going to Ginsberg and McConnel, and I'm brokering a deal to drop the number of seats to 7 with the promise that we will filibuster ever nomination made by Cruz.

Posted by: SH at February 15, 2016 12:13 PM (gmeXX)

537 Heading home. Heard from SIL we got 6 inches and it's still coming down.

Wherefore art though global warming.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 15, 2016 12:13 PM (M6Tte)

538 Meanwhile, over at Stalag HotAir:

So, the exodus is to AoS? Sounds good.
Lawdawg86 on February 15, 2016 at 11:50 AM
__________________________

Legal Insurrection (Prof. Wm Jacobson's site) has also picked up a few of the disaffected HA commenters.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 15, 2016 12:13 PM (df5V4)

539 Refugees are required to practice first postings in threads at least one year old.
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*scrambles to get extra bunks, gruel, and barbed wire ready*

Posted by: Camp Banhammer at February 15, 2016 12:13 PM (RrDm2)

540 We must allow the hot air refugees. It's an act of love. And we are unwilling to clean the barrel ourselves. We will get them to do it.

Posted by: ThunderB at February 15, 2016 12:13 PM (zOTsN)

541 "Make sure to show them that video that explains good touch bad touch. Oh, and also show them you guns."

I lost all my guns in that tragic boating accident. And the Betamax player is jammed. They're just going to have to get by as best they can.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 15, 2016 12:13 PM (noWW6)

542 No reece's appointment from obama because lazy, too little time for deals.


Posted by: davidt at February 15, 2016 12:09 PM (8aOqE)

Recess has to be longer than ten days (presumptively according to National Labor Relations Board v Noel Canning) for him to make a recess appointment. If Obama thought he could get away with it, he would.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 15, 2016 12:13 PM (NPofj)

543 Judge Mortis
...
I can't remember the rest of the Supreme Court.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 11:57 AM (39g3+)
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Ya'all are forgetting my FAVORITE Judge.

Taurus Judge.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 15, 2016 12:13 PM (8XRCm)

544 I hope the HA newcomers bring their own hobo pelts. I don't want to have to share mine.


I'm pretty sure we're going to have to take them on their first hobo hunt.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 15, 2016 12:13 PM (LUgeY)

545 Wait...there are Hot Gas people here??

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 15, 2016 12:14 PM (FsuaD)

546 Turtle will come home with a handful of magic beans.

Posted by: eman at February 15, 2016 12:14 PM (MQEz6)

547 There will be assimilation issues. Bothering the Etta's for ampersands. Pasting from Word in public. These things take time

Posted by: ThunderB at February 15, 2016 12:14 PM (zOTsN)

548 Wherefore art though global warming.
Posted by: RWC
--------------

Hiding.
BTW, it's getting crowed here, since the damned rising seas started moving in.

Posted by: Shy Heat at February 15, 2016 12:15 PM (RrDm2)

549 Judge Dredd

Posted by: eman at February 15, 2016 12:15 PM (MQEz6)

550 I would welcome a Ginsberg retirement and keeping the Court at 7. The Senate could simply state that each side has lost a position and we are going to keep the status quo for now.

Frankly, if the left senses that it will lose the 2016 election, I expect some to try to broker this arrangement.
Posted by: SH at February 15, 2016 12:08 PM (gmeXX)

____

Works for me. Nothing special about the number 9. As long as it's an odd number, 7 is as good as 9.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 15, 2016 12:15 PM (0LHZx)

551
.... on the plus side.

The Ravage will feed well.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 15, 2016 12:15 PM (8XRCm)

552 Newbies, always click on a maddogg link. They're usually cute puppies and kitties.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 15, 2016 12:15 PM (FsuaD)

553 Dems, the people that invented the term "Borking", the people who tried to stop Thomas with lies, and had Obama vote to filibuster a SC nomination, can DIAF!

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at February 15, 2016 12:15 PM (m3iiU)

554 I will miss precisely one thing about the Notorious RBG, and that is her habit of prominently falling asleep in the middle of Barky's state of the union speeches.
____________________

She said Scalia told her that snoozing during Barky's SOU rants was the only intelligent thing she ever did.

I miss Nino already.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 15, 2016 12:15 PM (df5V4)

555 We must allow the hot air refugees.

It's who we are.

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at February 15, 2016 12:16 PM (RrDm2)

556 >>We must allow the hot air refugees. It's an act of love.


Diversity Uber Alles!

Posted by: garrett at February 15, 2016 12:16 PM (X5+7H)

557 484 We need to build a wall. Of solid gold. It will be fabulous. And we will make hotair pay for it
Posted by: ThunderB at February 15, 2016 12:03 PM (zOTsN)

Oh, bravo, sir or madam! Bravo!

* golf clap *
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 15, 2016 12:09 PM (BK3ZS)


Motherfucker! I did that bit TWICE!!!1111!!!
no clap. Nothing.



must be all in the delivery.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 15, 2016 12:16 PM (kKHcp)

558 Yeah, Jane, Ed switched all their comments to FB and announced it this morning. They're all coming here apparently

Posted by: L, Elle at February 15, 2016 12:16 PM (2x3L+)

559 Works for me. Nothing special about the number 9. As long as it's an odd number, 7 is as good as 9.

-----------

I can also see the value in an even number. If a decision can't get at least a majority plus one, then let the circuits battle it out.

Posted by: SH at February 15, 2016 12:16 PM (gmeXX)

560 None of this is going to end well, is it?

Posted by: Soona at February 15, 2016 12:16 PM (Fmupd)

561 There will be assimilation issues. Bothering the Etta's for ampersands. Pasting from Word in public. These things take time
Posted by: ThunderB
--------------

... and black diamonds. There goes the neighborhood.

I condemn myself.

Posted by: Condemned Guy at February 15, 2016 12:16 PM (RrDm2)

562 HA newbies should know they may say the word revolution here.

Posted by: eman at February 15, 2016 12:16 PM (MQEz6)

563 Man, LukeWarm Air's last few posts have 40 comments each. The implosion has already begun. This is going to go down as one of the stupidest business decisions ever.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 15, 2016 12:16 PM (0LHZx)

564 must be all in the delivery.
Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 15, 2016 12:16 PM (kKHcp)

----

No... its the deliverer.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 15, 2016 12:17 PM (8XRCm)

565 536 Now that I think about this more. Let's fast forward to October 2016. It is clear that nominating Hillary was a huge mistake for the Dems and adding that half-twit 30 year old from San Antonio didn't help - especially as there are more crises burning throughout the world. Cruz is going to win the election and the GOP is going to retain the Senate. Scalia's spot is still vacant, and Ginsberg is still mourning the loss of her best friend.

If I'm Schumer, I'm going to Ginsberg and McConnel, and I'm brokering a deal to drop the number of seats to 7 with the promise that we will filibuster ever nomination made by Cruz.
Posted by: SH at February 15, 2016 12:13 PM (gmeXX)

==========

Dear lord I hope you're right about Cruz winning the nomination.

What could possibly be driving your confidence though? Have you seen the polls from South Carolina?

They depress me almost as much as Scalia's death.

Posted by: Socialist Millenial at February 15, 2016 12:17 PM (qPW+O)

566 So, zika outbeak in the HQs future.

Great.

*dumps 55 gallon drum of DDT in my corner

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 15, 2016 12:17 PM (PljyI)

567 Is Fredo still golfing?

Posted by: Soona at February 15, 2016 11:52 AM (Fmupd)

According to Mark Knoller, the answer is a resounding Yes.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 15, 2016 12:17 PM (WVsWD)

568 Should mention that if it's just you and willow posting in a thread, that the odds are there is a new one.

Posted by: Roy at February 15, 2016 12:17 PM (VndSC)

569 must be all in the delivery.


Joke Number 7!


Hahahaha!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 15, 2016 12:17 PM (LUgeY)

570 HA newbies just missed Elbow Season.

Posted by: eman at February 15, 2016 12:17 PM (MQEz6)

571 I hate Comcast with the heat of a trillion suns. Spent the entire morning trying to speak to a human being to get the cable reset.

Bastards.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 15, 2016 12:18 PM (FsuaD)

572 So I landed safely but barely today here at my not-really-secret base of operations here on icy, remote, allied-but-rebellious planet AoS after HotGaS went mahoola today and fired a DeathStar laser at itself.

My mission in life it to not have a Facebook page so I am probably done as a commenter on there, which sucks because I am a uniquely smart and funny online presence that hot air cant survive without. wait, what?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7_1R_b4x7Y



Posted by: SadFacedHotAirRefugee at February 15, 2016 12:18 PM (uKJIC)

573 What could possibly be driving your confidence though? Have you seen the polls from South Carolina?

-------

I just wanted to post a far-fetched hypo so when it happens, I can honestly say you heard it hear first.

Posted by: SH at February 15, 2016 12:18 PM (gmeXX)

574 OK, Hotair refugees, in all seriousness, Ace prefers big bear hugs over criticism of content. Especially from strangers.

Posted by: LIVs at February 15, 2016 12:18 PM (NOIQH)

575 560
None of this is going to end well, is it?

Posted by: Soona at February 15, 2016 12:16 PM (Fmupd)

we can't have nice things

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 15, 2016 12:18 PM (0O7c5)

576 Man, LukeWarm Air's last few posts have 40 comments each. The implosion has already begun. This is going to go down as one of the stupidest business decisions ever.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 15, 2016 12:16 PM (0LHZx)

----

Job opportunity MooMan.

Clean out you spare change cup and buy HA..... then you can have a blog all your own to pontificate your profundities.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 15, 2016 12:18 PM (8XRCm)

577 Posted by: Ed Anger at February 15, 2016 12:11 PM (RcpcZ)

/hands out the mandatory Value Right shot...

And please remember to leave your pants at the door!

Posted by: Don Quixote, Formerly Romeo13, who was asked to no longer comment at HA for "Jeffersonian Fantasies' at February 15, 2016 12:18 PM (f7rv6)

578 *****WELCOME HOT AIR REFUGEES!!!*****

Refugees are eligible for free platinum memberships, unlimited ampersands and banhammer exemptions. No registration required and offer is good in all 57 states. Refugees are required to practice first postings in threads at least one year old. Welcome to the community!
Posted by: Ed Anger at February 15, 2016 12:11 PM (RcpcZ)


What a fantastic idea! Practice posts in older threads. The older the better.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 15, 2016 12:19 PM (Dj0WE)

579 >>HA newbies just missed Elbow Season.


And Ace's Biennial Shower.

Posted by: garrett at February 15, 2016 12:19 PM (X5+7H)

580 There was a judge in the Breakfast Club. Judge Nelson?
Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 15, 2016 12:03 PM (OvUux)


Judd Nelson.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 15, 2016 12:19 PM (q2o38)

581 573 What could possibly be driving your confidence though? Have you seen the polls from South Carolina?

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I just wanted to post a far-fetched hypo so when it happens, I can honestly say you heard it hear first.
Posted by: SH at February 15, 2016 12:18 PM (gmeXX)

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Fair enough. Do you happen to know any witch doctors or pagan gods I could make sacrifices to to help move it along?

Posted by: Socialist Millenial at February 15, 2016 12:19 PM (qPW+O)

582 What a fantastic idea! Practice posts in older threads. The older the better.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 15, 2016 12:19 PM (Dj0WE)

yes!!!! that's the way to get your feet wet!!!

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 15, 2016 12:19 PM (0O7c5)

583 You, don't, have, to live like a refugee.

Posted by: Tom Hot-Air Petty at February 15, 2016 12:19 PM (VndSC)

584 Has anyone in the book threads suggested getting those are so inclined to put ink to paper together and assembling an unabridged history of the AoSHQ regarding the how to's and memes and that thing that seems to be growing under one of the hamster wheels that no one seems to want to talk about?

Run on sentences bitches. I went there.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 15, 2016 12:19 PM (AJeMv)

585 Well this should be interesting. Was at HA but won't do FB. Most of the comments I see here about what is going on there I agree with.

Posted by: CW20 at February 15, 2016 12:19 PM (bnCwL)

586 All of this is because of global warming.

Posted by: Soona at February 15, 2016 12:19 PM (Fmupd)

587 Wherefore art though global warming.
Posted by: RWC
--------------

Hiding.


Wherefore means 'why'. As in, "why do you exist, global warming?"

Posted by: This Is A Pedantic Service Announcement at February 15, 2016 12:19 PM (RrDm2)

588 I'm pretty sure we're going to have to take them on their first hobo hunt.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 15, 2016 12:13 PM (LUgeY)


Ok. I'll take them hunting but the have to supply the val-u-rite

Posted by: Beer Ninja at February 15, 2016 12:20 PM (KBjNt)

589 >>Should mention that if it's just you and willow posting in a thread, that the odds are there is a new one.


And if that's the case, the least you could do is provide willow a nice cup of tea or glass of wine. A lemon square is probably welcome, too.

Posted by: LIVs at February 15, 2016 12:20 PM (NOIQH)

590 University of Oregon Fraternity Will Now Accept Anyone Who Self-Identifies As Male

Weasel Zippers

Well that is one way to get a BJ or some pussy

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 12:20 PM (mw8Dm)

591
HA refugees: be sure to set your forewarding address at HA to "AoSHQ General Delivery" in order to continue to receive your checks from the Koch Brothers.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 15, 2016 12:20 PM (BK3ZS)

592 HA Refugees. Anticipation.

Posted by: The Barrel at February 15, 2016 12:20 PM (8aOqE)

593 There is that thing about the thing that shouldn't be mentioned.

Posted by: eman at February 15, 2016 12:20 PM (MQEz6)

594 Hot Air must be worth much less than Malkin got for it now.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 15, 2016 12:21 PM (ieoTI)

595 562 HA newbies should know they may say the word revolution here.
_____________________

And affirmative action. Another term that would send your comment into moderation at HA. Because God forbid we let the public actually speak about a public policy, right?

Yet one of many reasons why I stopped commenting there.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 15, 2016 12:21 PM (df5V4)

596 Well that is one way to get a BJ or some pussy

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 12:20 PM (mw8Dm)

Ummm..... Both. From the same person.

????

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 15, 2016 12:21 PM (WVsWD)

597 >>Has anyone in the book threads suggested getting those are so inclined to put ink to paper together


There's a tips page...but it's secret. *nods in MWW's direction*

Posted by: LIVs at February 15, 2016 12:21 PM (NOIQH)

598 I also occasionally comment on Instapundit...but it's really rare.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 15, 2016 12:21 PM (qPW+O)

599 Pants are required on Sunday mornings.

Pinkies out, too.

Posted by: eman at February 15, 2016 12:21 PM (MQEz6)

600 We have our own Hot Air around here.

Pull Ace's finger.

Posted by: Roy at February 15, 2016 12:21 PM (VndSC)

601
Meanwhile, over at Stalag www.facebook.com/hotaircom

Steve Gaines

I am so happy the comments are moving here to Facebook tomorrow. My work schedule prevented me from creating a profile. Now? I will FINALLY be able to tell Schadenfreude to stop acting like a petulant immature thin skinned Trumptard. But of course, he (she?) is one who revels in anomymity, and will not make the jump.



Ick.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 15, 2016 12:22 PM (kdS6q)

602 Joke Number 7!


Hahahaha!
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 15, 2016 12:17 PM (LUgeY)

Wanna really crack up the cell block?
Just keep saying #9, #9, #9 #9, #9
they love that one.

Posted by: The Beatles on LSD at February 15, 2016 12:22 PM (kKHcp)

603 Our local paper only allows commenting at its site through Facebook.

I refuse to do Facebook. Ugh.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 15, 2016 12:22 PM (FsuaD)

604 571 I hate Comcast with the heat of a trillion suns. Spent the entire morning trying to speak to a human being to get the cable reset.Bastards.Posted by: Jane D'oh

No Verizon fios in your neighborhood?

I went from monthly calls to comcast india to one call in five years with Verizon. Got a customer service rep in Virginia. She couldn't fix the problem but it was fixed the next day. Ants, they said.

Posted by: mega machines at February 15, 2016 12:22 PM (fbovC)

605 What a fantastic idea! Practice posts in older threads. The older the better.

And feel free to use the beginner "ace" nic until you come up with one you like.

Posted by: t-bird at February 15, 2016 12:22 PM (RrDm2)

606 Where will Ace get his threads now?

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 15, 2016 12:22 PM (ieoTI)

607
You may also cuss here but use it sparingly so as not to seem like a low life leftist.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 15, 2016 12:22 PM (ODxAs)

608 Movie reviews.

Posted by: eman at February 15, 2016 12:22 PM (MQEz6)

609 Works for me. Nothing special about the number 9.
--------------

Actually, there is. Just doesn't have anything to do with the SCOTUS.

123456789


Arrange those in any order that you wish. You will find that the consequent number is divisible by 9. Try that with any other sequence of digits. Moreover, you will find that in any collection of such arrangements, 9 will be the least common divisor.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 15, 2016 12:23 PM (RrDm2)

610 Quiet down you guys. I'm working on my campaign to convince the newcomers that I'm one of the 'cool kids'.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 15, 2016 12:23 PM (HN0N1)

611 "Wait...there are Hot Gas people here??"

Don't make any sudden movements.

Or loud noises.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 15, 2016 12:23 PM (noWW6)

612 >>Posted by: L, Elle at February 15, 2016 12:16 PM (2x3L+)

We're splintering. Some are going to Insty, others are going to Conservative Treehouse or GatewayPundit, but I suspect you'll see the majority of us jumping over your border fence.

You guys have a tent city we can hang out in, right?

Posted by: Doomberg at February 15, 2016 12:23 PM (hNPOD)

613 We probably need to give the Hot Air refugees some sort of voucher.....

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at February 15, 2016 12:23 PM (Qvgg/)

614 I think Judge Doom from Toontown is a fine choice for the Supreme Court. He spent a zillion Simoleons on my campaign.

Posted by: President Obama at February 15, 2016 12:23 PM (39g3+)

615
Arrange those in any order that you wish. You will find that the consequent number is divisible by 9. Try that with any other sequence of digits. Moreover, you will find that in any collection of such arrangements, 9 will be the least common divisor
------------

They said there will be no math on this blog...

Posted by: Roy at February 15, 2016 12:23 PM (VndSC)

616 If I'm Schumer, I'm going to Ginsberg and McConnel,
and I'm brokering a deal to drop the number of seats to 7 with the
promise that we will filibuster ever nomination made by Cruz.

Posted by: SH at February 15, 2016 12:13 PM (gmeXX)


If the R's retain the Senate, blocking Cruz's choices would be suicide. If the D's regain control, they wouldn't get through anyway. There is no benefit of McConnell brokering such a deal.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 15, 2016 12:23 PM (NPofj)

617 Up to 1711 comments on the HA Facebook meltdown thread and the campers are definitely not happy one bit. Blog suicide by Facebook. Welcome to Ace's place HA refugees where your right to free speech is still protected in this Zuckerburg free zone. HA RIP...

Posted by: Alf767 at February 15, 2016 12:24 PM (VtSj9)

618 Where will Ace get his threads now?
Posted by: Boss Moss
--------------

Same place he always has. Goodwill.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 15, 2016 12:24 PM (RrDm2)

619 You guys have a tent city we can hang out in, right?

Its BYOT here, pal

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 12:24 PM (39g3+)

620
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 15, 2016 12:22 PM (kdS6q)

Thanks for the updates. I was going through the comments there but for whatever reason, pages weren't loading on my iPhone (high volume?).

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 15, 2016 12:24 PM (BK3ZS)

621 You may be required to provide pics from to time.

Posted by: eman at February 15, 2016 12:24 PM (MQEz6)

622
Ok.... Im forming a NATIVIST PARTY to keep the influx of foreigners from take up posts from NATIVE BORN Morons.

You Can call me Fixer "The Butcher" Poole.

The only good Dead Rabbit is a dead Dead Rabbit.

Now.... whos wit me boys??

Posted by: fixerupper at February 15, 2016 12:24 PM (8XRCm)

623 If all the Hot Air commenters come here, where are we going to tell people to go when they start bitching about the content?

Posted by: JackStraw at February 15, 2016 12:24 PM (/tuJf)

624 We're splintering. Some are going to Insty, others are going to Conservative Treehouse or GatewayPundit, but I suspect you'll see the majority of us jumping over your border fence.

You guys have a tent city we can hang out in, right?
Posted by: Doomberg at February 15, 2016 12:23 PM (hNPOD)

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

Seems like most of the Trump fans would be most comfortable at Gateway Pundit...are most going there?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 15, 2016 12:25 PM (qPW+O)

625 You guys have a tent city we can hang out in, right?


Posted by: Doomberg at February 15, 2016 12:23 PM (hNPOD)

yes...that's what it's called......a tent city.......here is your clean set of pink underwear.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 15, 2016 12:25 PM (0O7c5)

626 The Barrel: The AoSHQ pixyware survival guide is here: http://tinyurl.com/za8aqzr

Thanks, but the official and slightly easier to remember short link is
http://bit.ly/aoshq-csg
ace-of-spades-h-q-commenters-survival-guide

And re TinyURL, on my system their links seem to take a long time to load, v any other URL. And even lock up the browser while they load. Anyone else having that experience? Thinking, TinyURL is getting too fat with links to function fast.

Posted by: mindful webworker - technically squeaking at February 15, 2016 12:25 PM (6MUFb)

627 Don't make any sudden movements.

Or loud noises.



And whatever you do, don't fart.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 15, 2016 12:25 PM (LUgeY)

628 Oh jeez...

Posted by: The Chicken at February 15, 2016 12:25 PM (8aOqE)

629 Where will Ace get his threads now?
Posted by: Boss Moss

At "Threads are Us" just like everyone else

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 12:25 PM (mw8Dm)

630 Where will Ace get his threads now?
Posted by: Boss Moss
--------------

Same place he always has. Goodwill.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 15, 2016 12:24 PM (RrDm2)

---

What happened to the Federalist??

Posted by: fixerupper at February 15, 2016 12:25 PM (8XRCm)

631 They said there will be no math on this blog...
Posted by: Roy
---------------

Not to worry, it's all made-up BS. I figured no one would check on it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 15, 2016 12:25 PM (RrDm2)

632 What a fantastic idea! Practice posts in older threads. The older the better.


Posted by: BurtTC at February 15, 2016 12:19 PM (Dj0WE)
yes!!!! that's the way to get your feet wet!!!


Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel >>>

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?

Posted by: The Shadow at February 15, 2016 12:25 PM (P/aDH)

633 "There is that thing about the thing that shouldn't be mentioned."

Yes. Absolutely. Also, don't mention the war.

Posted by: Basil Fawlty at February 15, 2016 12:25 PM (noWW6)

634 There is no benefit of McConnell brokering such a deal.

Sounds ideal!!

Posted by: "Turtle" McConnell at February 15, 2016 12:26 PM (39g3+)

635 If all the Hot Air commenters come here, where are we going to tell people to go when they start bitching about the content?

--

Tell them to replace the Hot Air button with a Facebook button

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at February 15, 2016 12:26 PM (Qvgg/)

636 You guys have a tent city we can hang out in, right?


Posted by: Doomberg at February 15, 2016 12:23 PM (hNPOD)


Actually, we have a barrel. It's comfy and warm.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 15, 2016 12:26 PM (FsuaD)

637
Posted by: Boss Moss at February 15, 2016 12:21 PM (ieoTI)
Their traffic has been falling for years. I expect this fall to accelerate with the departure of most of the longtime commenters. I already came here to read intelligent analysis most of the time anyway, and headlines I can just get right off Drudge.

Posted by: Doomberg at February 15, 2016 12:26 PM (hNPOD)

638 Well so far the Hot Gass influx isn't much of a flood. We got like 5 of them. And the nics need work. Ace and the cobs are really generous to new commenters, feel free to use their nics as placeholders while you come up with better ones for yourselves.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 15, 2016 12:26 PM (2x3L+)

639 So I landed safely but barely today here at my not-really-secret base of
operations here on icy, remote, allied-but-rebellious planet AoS after
HotGaS went mahoola today and fired a DeathStar laser at itself.



I think a more apt SW analogy would be that they put a missile in their own thermal vent. Probably just fell on it.

Posted by: pep at February 15, 2016 12:26 PM (LAe3v)

640 You may also cuss here but use it sparingly so as not to seem like a low life leftist.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 15, 2016 12:22 PM (ODxAs)


This is a family blog, after all.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 15, 2016 12:26 PM (Dj0WE)

641 With more piples does that mean I has to learn to tipe faste and spelze good?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 12:26 PM (mw8Dm)

642 Actually, we have a barrel. It's comfy and warm.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 15, 2016 12:26 PM (FsuaD)

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... and wet.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 15, 2016 12:26 PM (8XRCm)

643 Oh jeez...


Posted by: The Chicken at February 15, 2016 12:25 PM (8aOqE)

Yeah, you're gonna need more lube.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 15, 2016 12:26 PM (AJeMv)

644 For approved emoticon:

http://smilies.mee.nu

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 15, 2016 12:27 PM (u82oZ)

645 We do especially appreciate smart, military posts.

Posted by: Roy at February 15, 2016 12:27 PM (VndSC)

646 ... and wet.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 15, 2016 12:26 PM (8XRCm)

and it ain't water

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 15, 2016 12:27 PM (0O7c5)

647 >>Where will Ace get his threads now?

Ace's Threads are like gossamer.

...and one does not dissect gossamer.

Posted by: New Yorker Cartoon Editor at February 15, 2016 12:28 PM (X5+7H)

648 Man, LukeWarm Air's last few posts have 40 comments each.

and half of those have been "No comment". Take a look for yourself. Meanwhile, the "F*ck Facebook" thread is up over 1800 comments.

Posted by: cool breeze at February 15, 2016 12:28 PM (ckvus)

649 "And affirmative action. Another term that would send your comment into moderation at HA. Because God forbid we let the public actually speak about a public policy, right?

Yet one of many reasons why I stopped commenting there.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 15, 2016 12:21 PM (df5V4)"

__________________________________________________

Wookie is also moderated at HA.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 15, 2016 12:28 PM (rsudF)

650 you will find that in any collection of such arrangements, 9 will be the least common divisor

Least would be 1. Greatest common divisor is 9.

Posted by: This Is A Pedantic Service Announcement at February 15, 2016 12:28 PM (RrDm2)

651 Ace of Spades... oh yeah

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

Posted by: equanimous at February 15, 2016 12:28 PM (s/Owe)

652 I will never sign up for Facefuck.

Posted by: Chris M at February 15, 2016 12:28 PM (k3w9p)

653 622
Ok.... Im forming a NATIVIST PARTY to keep the influx of foreigners from take up posts from NATIVE BORN Morons.

You Can call me Fixer "The Butcher" Poole.

The only good Dead Rabbit is a dead Dead Rabbit.

Now.... whos wit me boys??

Posted by: fixerupper at February 15, 2016 12:24 PM (8XRCm)

Yeah.... we need to stop all immigration from that part of the Net, until we can figure their problems out...

Posted by: Throws Trump at February 15, 2016 12:28 PM (f7rv6)

654 Golfman: HA refugees. Disregard 488. Wrong. Wrong.
Should be bit.ly/IqT6zt


Knew I would regret it.

Looked anyway.

Funny, though.

Posted by: mindful webworker - rock n rolled at February 15, 2016 12:28 PM (6MUFb)

655 >>Posted by: TheJamesMadison at February 15, 2016 12:25 PM (qPW+O)
I think most Trump supporters are going to Conservative Treehouse, though some may end up here. I'll likely post in a variety of places for awhile.

Posted by: Doomberg at February 15, 2016 12:28 PM (hNPOD)

656 Are all the new Hotair commenters here? Ok, gather round. AmishDude will be along shortly to read you the legal fine print, and have you all sign your binding contracts.

And feel free to ask him all your legal questions. He is the expert on that topic around here.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 15, 2016 12:29 PM (Dj0WE)

657 123456789


Arrange those in any order that you wish. You will find that the consequent number is divisible by 9. Try that with any other sequence of digits. Moreover, you will find that in any collection of such arrangements, 9 will be the least common divisor.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., et


A test problem I used when I worked on electro-mechanical calculators was to multiply 12345679 (no eight) by any number divisible by 9 between 9 and 81. The result would be a solid string of the other factor.

for example 12345679 x 36= 444444444 or 12345679 x 81= 999999999

Little minds are easily amused, and yes I'm old enough to have worked on Olivetti Divisumma 24s.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 15, 2016 12:29 PM (HN0N1)

658 "362 Judge Judy would be better than a few that are on the court."

She's not Judge Judy and executioner!

Posted by: Sandford Police Service at February 15, 2016 12:29 PM (56u+o)

659 If you HA newbies happen to encounter some bits of trash with Marco Rubio's name on it here, well, it's a long story.

Posted by: eman at February 15, 2016 12:29 PM (MQEz6)

660 15 I think McConnell better recall the Senate NOW

Posted by: Nevergiveup

He is probably going to take Obama's word that he'll wait to appoint. Like when he said he wasn't a muslim, socialist or gay. Forget the keeping your doctor insurance and the whole smidgen thing.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at February 15, 2016 12:29 PM (QdAXQ)

661 >> I'll likely post in a variety of places for awhile.


Slut.

Posted by: garrett at February 15, 2016 12:29 PM (X5+7H)

662
Ok.... Im forming a NATIVIST PARTY to keep the influx of foreigners from take up posts from NATIVE BORN Morons.
Posted by: fixerupper



"At my challenge, by the ancient laws of combat, we are met at this chosen ground, to settle for good and all who holds sway over the #FivePoints: us natives, born rightwise to this fine land, or the foreign hordes defiling it."

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 15, 2016 12:29 PM (kdS6q)

663 The barrel was moist.

Posted by: Larry Donner at February 15, 2016 12:30 PM (jV8Mq)

664 "This is a family blog, after all.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 15, 2016 12:26 PM (Dj0WE)"

_________________________________________________

A family of jackals fighting over the leftovers?

Posted by: NotCoach at February 15, 2016 12:30 PM (rsudF)

665 Posted by: mindful webworker - rock n rolled at February 15, 2016 12:28 PM (6MUFb)

Damn. Not YOU!

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 15, 2016 12:30 PM (oxcYa)

666 SW analogy would be that they put a missile in their own thermal vent. Probably just fell on it.

Slipped in the shower! Darnedest thing...

Posted by: Star Justice Wars at February 15, 2016 12:30 PM (RrDm2)

667 Jindal endorsed Dondi.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 15, 2016 12:30 PM (FsuaD)

668 Come on, Chicken. Take one for the team.

Posted by: The Couch at February 15, 2016 12:30 PM (BHaRb)

669 Oh, and new HA commenters, NO SLAP FIGHTS.

Posted by: Soona at February 15, 2016 12:30 PM (Fmupd)

670 Least would be 1. Greatest common divisor is 9.
Posted by: This Is A Pedantic Service
-----------------

Oops. You are, of course, correct.
Now you know why I wasn't allowed to work on the Space Shuttle design.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 15, 2016 12:31 PM (RrDm2)

671 Hey! I even set up a nice, welcoming banner for you!

/presents web spelling out "WELCOME HOT AIR REFUGEES"

Posted by: Face-Sized Spider, accept no solifugids at February 15, 2016 12:31 PM (D0J8L)

672 {types weird new http address}
[looks at picture of a bunch of trees]
.....where are the white women at??

Posted by: citizenpain1 at February 15, 2016 12:31 PM (H6AH+)

673 668
Come on, Chicken. Take one for the team.

Posted by: The Couch at February 15, 2016 12:30 PM (BHaRb)


Word.

Posted by: Toaster at February 15, 2016 12:32 PM (FsuaD)

674 That's a nice painting. Almost like a photograph.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 15, 2016 12:32 PM (LA7Cm)

675
HA denizens, you may notice the absence of formatting buttons around the comments block. We used to have them but, mischevious imps that we are, we abused them and "poof!", they were gone.

"This is why we can't have nice things" is a common refrain here.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 15, 2016 12:32 PM (BK3ZS)

676 Least would be 1. Greatest common divisor is 9.
Posted by: This Is A Pedantic Service
-----------------

Oops. You are, of course, correct.
Now you know why I wasn't allowed to work on the Space Shuttle design.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 15, 2016 12:31 PM (RrDm2)

1 is the loneliest number even with tissue and KY jellie

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 12:32 PM (mw8Dm)

677 Hot Air refugees, eh? Pants go over there by The Barrel. Except for the Sunday Book Thread.

And do not taunt Happy Fun Alex. It would be bad.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 15, 2016 12:32 PM (Q7bO0)

678 Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 15, 2016 12:18 PM (FsuaD)

There are no humans working for cumcast.

None.

They require a complete brain transplant on hiring.

And of course it's defective. Because that's how cumcast rolls.

Try quitting sometime it's a hoot. They take 3 months or more to stop billing you.

They are the poster child of how monopolies don't work well.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 15, 2016 12:32 PM (Xo1Rt)

679 >>Posted by: Soona at February 15, 2016 12:30 PM (Fmupd)
That doesn't sound like any fun. Can't we even throw tomatoes at each other?

Posted by: Doomberg at February 15, 2016 12:33 PM (hNPOD)

680 One does not simply walk into AoSHQ!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 15, 2016 12:33 PM (wYnyS)

681 In some ways, I envy you newcomers. You are the true trailblassers. You are here blassing the trails that have never been blassed before. You blassers, you.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 15, 2016 12:33 PM (Dj0WE)

682 257
Meanwhile, over at Stalag HotAir:

Awe Its cute how many of you arent willing to stand behind your words and posts here when its not longer anonymous. Comments section revolutionaries. Paper tigers. Run the minute it actually means something and isnt just anonymous words on the Internet. We always knew you wouldnt stand behind the things you say.

Genuine on February 15, 2016 at 11:09 AM
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix


They should change the name of Facebook to Doxxbook.

What liberals want is to "out" every conservative, publish your name and address and photo, in the hope that their Muslim brethren will break out the scimitars.

They did it after the 2008 election in CA (posted the name and address online of everyone who donated to Prop. , with the overt statement that now you must all live in fear.

Liberalism's core ritual is "public shaming," which is intended to quickly escalate to Kristallnacht-level doxxing.

Posted by: zombie at February 15, 2016 12:33 PM (jBuUi)

683 HA Refugees, AlextheChick LOOOVES spiders. Mention them a lot and get on her good side.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 15, 2016 12:33 PM (FsuaD)

684 I think most Trump supporters are going to Conservative Treehouse, though some may end up here. I'll likely post in a variety of places for awhile.
__________________

A few went to Legal Insurrection. I just saw "katy the mean old lady" -- a regular HA commenter -- over there, along with a few others.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 15, 2016 12:33 PM (df5V4)

685 New people it get's more interesting when a flame war starts. Just sit tight

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 12:33 PM (mw8Dm)

686 "Actually, we have a barrel. It's comfy and warm."

For reasons somewhat similar to the warmth of a compost pile.

Except that's not compost in there.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 15, 2016 12:34 PM (noWW6)

687 Prop - Proposition Eight

Posted by: zombie at February 15, 2016 12:34 PM (jBuUi)

688 Holy cow, it got through. I wasn't sure it would.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 15, 2016 12:34 PM (Dj0WE)

689 >>Posted by: garrett at February 15, 2016 12:29 PM (X5+7H)

Hey, I'm enjoying being a free man now after my blog threw me out of the house!

Posted by: Doomberg at February 15, 2016 12:34 PM (hNPOD)

690
Oh crap, they are gonna find out we talk about food and books too. Even those weird gamer dudes post on occasion too. We're ruined.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 15, 2016 12:34 PM (ODxAs)

691 Any attractive Female Refugees should contact AoSHQ Tech Squad to have their Light Meters Calibrated for optimum efficiency.

It's a simple procedure that will greatly enhance the AoS Experience.

Posted by: garrett at February 15, 2016 12:34 PM (X5+7H)

692 Little minds are easily amused, and yes I'm old enough to have worked on Olivetti Divisumma 24s.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 15, 2016 12:29 PM (HN0N1)


Damn you. Now I've got to do a spreadsheet of that, or probably start working that out in crayon on the patio door.

This is going to make me insane like getting my head around primes.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 15, 2016 12:34 PM (q2o38)

693 You're all a bunch of RINOS!!! We're just going to be open orders now and amnesty all these Hot Air foreigners??!!!??

Posted by: L, Elle at February 15, 2016 12:34 PM (2x3L+)

694 Jindal endorsed Dondi.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 15, 2016 12:30 PM (FsuaD)

But of course!
Jindal has seen the future and it is the Chamber of Commerce!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 15, 2016 12:35 PM (wYnyS)

695 Little minds are easily amused, and yes I'm old enough to have worked on Olivetti Divisumma 24s.
Posted by: Jinx
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The mechanical complexity of those things was staggering. I am amazed that the engineers were able to design things that could be mass produced. Toward the end, of course, the thrust was to compact them as much as possible. I fussed around with innards of a Monroe, and came away hugely impressed.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 15, 2016 12:35 PM (RrDm2)

696 Good morning fappers!!!! I'm shocked "hey baby wanna wrassle?!" failed to make the top 10 romantic sayings.

Oh, and speedster if you're reading, I haven't changed my nic. Someone appears to be stepping on it.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 15, 2016 12:35 PM (L0HjX)

697 That's a nice painting. Almost like a photograph.

It really is. It must have been fun to burn down that path on a mountain bike, too, which would have seriously annoyed the painter.

Posted by: t-bird at February 15, 2016 12:35 PM (ZxmMG)

698 Could Lace Wigs be back soon?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 12:35 PM (39g3+)

699 Where all the Scandi women at?

Posted by: Hot Air rape-ugee at February 15, 2016 12:36 PM (56u+o)

700 Has anyone at HA been confined to Captain's Quarters yet?

Posted by: davidt at February 15, 2016 12:36 PM (8aOqE)

701 680
One does not simply walk into AoSHQ!


Posted by: Hrothgar at February 15, 2016 12:33 PM (wYnyS)


One slithers, or minces.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 15, 2016 12:36 PM (FsuaD)

702 678 Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 15, 2016 12:18 PM (FsuaD)

There are no humans working for cumcast.

None.

They require a complete brain transplant on hiring.

And of course it's defective. Because that's how cumcast rolls.

Try quitting sometime it's a hoot. They take 3 months or more to stop billing you.

They are the poster child of how monopolies don't work well.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 15, 2016 12:32 PM (Xo1Rt)


Comcast is having systemic problems right now...

Can't even reach their HELP PAGE to get TV help...

/facepalm

Posted by: Throws Trump at February 15, 2016 12:36 PM (f7rv6)

703 >>>Jindal endorsed Dondi.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 15, 2016 12:30 PM (

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Stuff like this makes me wonder what is going on behind the scenes.

Posted by: Emmie at February 15, 2016 12:36 PM (ezXrF)

704
Yes, we are a smutty bunch.

Get over it.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 15, 2016 12:36 PM (BK3ZS)

705
If Obama hadn't been such a Social Justice Warrior with his first couple picks, he'd be in a better position to complain.

However, he took his opportunity to saddle the court with two under qualified activists.

Posted by: garrett at February 15, 2016 11:51 AM (X5+7H)







The thing is, he could have EASILY found a couple of commie jurists that were actually literate, and would have still voted in a similar fashion.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 15, 2016 12:36 PM (1/xKn)

706 I could never fathom the innards of a Monroe. They were the fastest, when they worked.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 15, 2016 12:37 PM (HN0N1)

707 They said there will be no math on this blog...

Posted by: Roy at February 15, 2016 12:23 PM (VndSC)

They were very, very wrong:-P

Posted by: redbanzai at February 15, 2016 12:37 PM (NPofj)

708
There will be no change in Legal Insurrection Comment Section
Posted by William A. Jacobson

For us, Im not convinced it makes sense. Many of our readers dont have Facebook accounts, in part because they dont trust Facebooks privacy or lack thereof....Also, it would be much harder to maintain anonymity, which is a long American tradition. See, The Federalist Papers.

So, for now, the BREAKING NEWS is that we are keeping our current comment system.

legalinsurrection.com

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 15, 2016 12:37 PM (kdS6q)

709 Oh, and speedster if you're reading, I haven't changed my nic. Someone appears to be stepping on it.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 15, 2016 12:35 PM (L0HjX)

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Great.... first HA refugees... and now nightstalkers mixing with daywalkers.

WTF is GOING ON in the the world out theyah!!!

This will not end well.

Mark my words.

This will not end well.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 15, 2016 12:37 PM (8XRCm)

710 This is going to make me insane like getting my head around primes.
Posted by: Kindltot
------------------------------

Primes?
Bah. There's nothing to Primes.

Posted by: A Truly Random Number at February 15, 2016 12:37 PM (RrDm2)

711 Time to get to work, enjoyed the banter.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 15, 2016 12:37 PM (HN0N1)

712 HA refugees should be sure to ask Grammie Winger about her special pizza.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 15, 2016 12:37 PM (L0HjX)

713 Captain Ed's Sunday Reflections should be a blast with all the new facebook commenters.

Suck it!

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 15, 2016 12:38 PM (OvUux)

714 "693 You're all a bunch of RINOS!!! We're just going to be open orders now and amnesty all these Hot Air foreigners??!!!??
Posted by: L, Elle at February 15, 2016 12:34 PM (2x3L+)"

___________________________________________________


We are La Blog, and we will take back the interwebs you Morons stole from our ancestors!

Posted by: NotCoach at February 15, 2016 12:38 PM (rsudF)

715 I've got the Book of Armaments on my desk to consult in such a case it is needed when lobbing tomatoes or sundry ensues.

Got rules for that shit, ya know.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 15, 2016 12:38 PM (AJeMv)

716 Cats and dogs living together!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 15, 2016 12:38 PM (Xo1Rt)

717 test

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 15, 2016 12:38 PM (WVsWD)

718 "Where all the Scandi women at?

Posted by: Hot Air rape-ugee"



Anybody vet these guys?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 15, 2016 12:38 PM (LA7Cm)

719 That doesn't sound like any fun. Can't we even throw tomatoes at each other?
Posted by: Doomberg at February 15, 2016 12:33 PM (hNPOD)


Isn't that just like a Hotairer, brings a tomato to a gunfight.

Posted by: Officer Jimmy Malone at February 15, 2016 12:38 PM (Dj0WE)

720
Using "flounce" attracts the attention of Herself.

She is a cruel mistress, but fair.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 15, 2016 12:38 PM (BK3ZS)

721 A 670 error? that's a new one for me.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 15, 2016 12:39 PM (WVsWD)

722 Oh they've been to the vet, been wormed, neutered, the whole nine.

Does your dog bite?

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 15, 2016 12:39 PM (OvUux)

723 Anybody vet these guys?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 15, 2016 12:38 PM (LA7Cm)

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Trust Us.

Posted by: Bob from the NSA at February 15, 2016 12:39 PM (8XRCm)

724
719 That doesn't sound like any fun. Can't we even throw tomatoes at each other?
Posted by: Doomberg at February 15, 2016 12:33 PM (hNPOD)


Isn't that just like a Hotairer, brings a tomato to a gunfight.

Posted by: Officer Jimmy Malone at February 15, 2016 12:38 PM (Dj0WE)


Crossbow....

Posted by: Don Quixote, formerly BB Wolf, formerly Romeo13... at February 15, 2016 12:39 PM (f7rv6)

725 The gasfugees are overwhelming the Hamsters already.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 15, 2016 12:39 PM (WVsWD)

726

Has ace been sending psychic messages to Limbaugh????

At this very moment, Rush is pushing the Textualist angle.
Interesting. - And VERY encouraging.





Posted by: Trump Super Fan at February 15, 2016 12:39 PM (zhLKc)

727 >>Anybody vet these guys


Top. Men.

Posted by: garrett at February 15, 2016 12:39 PM (X5+7H)

728 722 Oh they've been to the vet, been wormed, neutered, the whole nine.

Posted by: ChocoCheese


You're referring to the HotAir refugees?

Posted by: zombie at February 15, 2016 12:40 PM (jBuUi)

729 HA Refugees, AlextheChick LOOOVES spiders. Mention them a lot and get on her good side.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 15, 2016 12:33 PM


And if you have to ask what/where The Ravage is, it's already too late. And it's right behind you.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 15, 2016 12:40 PM (Q7bO0)

730
Oops. You are, of course, correct.
Now you know why I wasn't allowed to work on the Space Shuttle design.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 15, 2016 12:31 PM (RrDm2)









Tell the truth, you were the guy who tried to put in the tail-gunner position.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 15, 2016 12:40 PM (1/xKn)

731 Anyone want to guess the time of the first Hot Air refugee embarrelment?

I'll take 2:00 PM EST today

A fifth of Valu-Rite to the winner.

Posted by: cool breeze at February 15, 2016 12:40 PM (ckvus)

732 The problem with Primes, is that they are unpredictable.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 15, 2016 12:40 PM (RrDm2)

733 "Stuff like this makes me wonder what is going on behind the scenes."


Backs getting scratched, money changing hands.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 15, 2016 12:40 PM (LA7Cm)

734 Anybody vet these guys?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 15, 2016 12:38 PM (LA7Cm)


TSA is on it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 12:40 PM (mw8Dm)

735 Comcast is having systemic problems right now...

I love how they suggest you use email to contact them about how your internet is down. Do you even understand how this intertubes thing works?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 12:40 PM (39g3+)

736 All of us down at the Brattleboro Womens Reproductive Health Clinic want to wish Presdent Obama and everyone on this website a Happy President's Obama Day.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at February 15, 2016 12:41 PM (Fbj4h)

737
The commenter "buzzion"? Dead.

The commenter "chemjeff"? Mostly dead.

"Asshole" is our favorite term of endearment.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 15, 2016 12:41 PM (BK3ZS)

738
Using "flounce" attracts the attention of Herself.

She is a cruel mistress, but fair.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 15, 2016 12:38 PM (BK3ZS)










For certain values of "fair"......

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 15, 2016 12:41 PM (1/xKn)

739 >>Has ace been sending psychic messages to Limbaugh????


Rush reads Ace for Show Prep.

And Snerdly is usually lurking, laughing at and stealing our jokes.

Posted by: garrett at February 15, 2016 12:41 PM (X5+7H)

740 Backs getting scratched, money changing hands.



...the country getting screwed...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 15, 2016 12:41 PM (LUgeY)

741 "Captain Ed's Sunday Reflections should be a blast with all the new facebook commenters."
=========

Can you imagine? Hundreds of trolls screeching about sky fairies.

And not a single one of them deterred by the fact that they aren't anonymous. It's almost as if there are a lot of people willing to be assholes under their real names.

Posted by: Kensington at February 15, 2016 12:41 PM (7Kbxu)

742 728 kinda.

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 15, 2016 12:41 PM (OvUux)

743 The problem with Primes, is that they are unpredictable.

You're telling me!

Posted by: Fannie Mae at February 15, 2016 12:41 PM (39g3+)

744 Tell the truth, you were the guy who tried to put in the tail-gunner position.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur
---------------

Afraid it was worse. I wanted to design the entire craft around a plasma cannon.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 15, 2016 12:41 PM (RrDm2)

745 Does your dog bite?

Only people.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 15, 2016 12:42 PM (YJmuy)

746 We should get ChemJeff to cook steaks for all of our new refugee friends.

Posted by: garrett at February 15, 2016 12:42 PM (X5+7H)

747
So so confusing.... do we now stop making fun of HA commenters or do we now step it up?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 15, 2016 12:42 PM (ODxAs)

748 TSA is on it

We're just here for the frisking, not for making decisions.

Posted by: AoS TSA at February 15, 2016 12:42 PM (ZxmMG)

749 Needs up-ding/down-ding feature, yes?

People love that..

Wanna buy a calendar?

Posted by: Jarles Chonson at February 15, 2016 12:42 PM (ptqRm)

750
Hot Air-rish Need Not Apply.

Go Home Air-rish!!

Posted by: fixerupper - Nativist AoSHQ Leader at February 15, 2016 12:43 PM (8XRCm)

751 So, for now, the BREAKING NEWS is that we are keeping our current comment system.

legalinsurrection.com

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 15, 2016 12:37 PM (kdS6q)


That there is a true "New Coke" moment.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 15, 2016 12:43 PM (q2o38)

752 I had the crazies thought last night. "What if Barky nominated Cruz?" *IF* Cruz accepted I think the GOP would fall all over themselves to vote yay to get him out of their hair, thinking they would then surely get Jeb or Rubio for the nominee and could get back to only pretending to oppose the Dems .

Would the Dems figure Crus would be boxed in by the liberal judges and Roberts? and less of a threat there than as a potential nominee and senator?

I'm certain that BO's ego is so huge he would never make such a 3-D chess move because he is confident he can get everything he wants anyway.

Posted by: PaleRider at February 15, 2016 12:43 PM (chkUd)

753 680 One does not simply walk into AoSHQ!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 15, 2016 12:33 PM (wYnyS)


Well, actually, that's kind of what I did.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 15, 2016 12:43 PM (01PMj)

754 "TSA is on it"


Right. Now I'm positively worried.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 15, 2016 12:43 PM (LA7Cm)

755 691 Any attractive Female Refugees should contact AoSHQ Tech Squad to have their Light Meters Calibrated for optimum efficiency.

It's a simple procedure that will greatly enhance the AoS Experience.

Posted by: garrett at February 15, 2016 12:34 PM (X5+7H)


Carring.... Tokyo.....

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 15, 2016 12:43 PM (f7rv6)

756 732 The problem with Primes, is that they are unpredictable.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.


I know a guy who claims to have disproven that using the Reimann Zeta Function.

He wrote a 38-page paper that to me looked like one long equation. The upshot was that he said it could predict the occurrence of primes.

He is on the fringes of academia, so he can't get any traction with it, though, and the rejection is literally driving him batty.

Posted by: zombie at February 15, 2016 12:44 PM (jBuUi)

757 747

So so confusing.... do we now stop making fun of HA commenters or do we now step it up?

Well, by this time tomorrow there won't be any left......

Posted by: IP at February 15, 2016 12:44 PM (aQQbl)

758
So so confusing.... do we now stop making fun of HA commenters or do we now step it up?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 15, 2016 12:42 PM (ODxAs)







Fuck no. Kick 'em when they're down, that's what I say. The survivors will be tempered in fire, and worthy of inclusion in Teh Horde.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 15, 2016 12:44 PM (1/xKn)

759 The guys will get shirts. Two weeks.

Posted by: ThunderB at February 15, 2016 12:44 PM (zOTsN)

760
Meanwhile, over at Stalag HotAir:

Hot Air in 6 months

"Why a Brokered Convention to Hand the Nomination to Rubio is a Great Idea, Part One"

-Agreed!

-Very well said, Rubio is so handsome, amnesty 4ever

-Should have gone with Rand Paul instead. Liberty liberty liberty.

-This is how I make $1800 a day working from home.

Comments are now closed

Redstone on February 15, 2016 at 12:37 PM

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 15, 2016 12:44 PM (kdS6q)

761 So so confusing.... do we now stop making fun of HA commenters or do we now step it up?
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 15, 2016 12:42 PM (ODxAs)


You must be new here.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 15, 2016 12:44 PM (Dj0WE)

762 Remember choosing your NIC is one of those life changing decisions, SO DON'T FUCK IT UP

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 12:44 PM (mw8Dm)

763 The generation of random numbers is too important to be left to chance.
—Robert R. Coveyou


Any one who considers arithmetical methods of producing random digits is, of course, in a state of sin.
—John von Neumann

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 15, 2016 12:45 PM (RrDm2)

764 Can't tell if we're going for 1000 comments again today, or are about to be enstomped. So, before whichever...

Some self-promo again. Over 50 views so far. Let's go viral and get 100!
Donald Trump is a Class Act
But which class?
20-sec video webwork. Listen to the end for full effect.
http://bit.ly/trump-classy

Oh, language warning.

And Facebook not required to comment.

Posted by: mindful webworker - classy-cally at February 15, 2016 12:45 PM (6MUFb)

765 703 >>>Jindal endorsed Dondi.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 15, 2016 12:30 PM (

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Stuff like this makes me wonder what is going on behind the scenes.
Posted by: Emmie at February 15, 2016 12:36 PM (ezXrF)


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This is one of the reasons I'm watching "House of Cards" again. It's to remind myself that I have absolutely no power over the machinations going on in DC right now.

I've enjoyed the campaigns so far, but I get the feeling that a free and fair election is about to come to an abrupt stop.

Posted by: Soona at February 15, 2016 12:45 PM (Fmupd)

766 Redstone on February 15, 2016 at 12:37 PM

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 15, 2016 12:44 PM (kdS6q)

That's gonna leave a mark.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 15, 2016 12:45 PM (oxcYa)

767
They should change the name of Facebook to Doxxbook.

What liberals want is to "out" every conservative, publish your name and address and photo, in the hope that their Muslim brethren will break out the scimitars.

They did it after the 2008 election in CA (posted the name and address online of everyone who donated to Prop. , with the overt statement that now you must all live in fear.

Liberalism's core ritual is "public shaming," which is intended to quickly escalate to Kristallnacht-level doxxing.
Posted by: zombie at February 15, 2016 12:33 PM (jBuUi)


Exactly, and well put.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 15, 2016 12:45 PM (BK3ZS)

768 Fuck no. Kick 'em when they're down, that's what I say. The survivors will be tempered in fire, and worthy of inclusion in Teh Horde.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 15, 2016 12:44 PM (1/xKn)

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No .... never I say. The Air-rish are a scourge on our Moron Nation.

Posted by: fixerupper - Nativist AoSHQ Leader at February 15, 2016 12:45 PM (8XRCm)

769 Also, ace loves it when you use his nic.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 15, 2016 12:45 PM (FsuaD)

770 Remember choosing your NIC is one of those life changing decisions, SO DON'T FUCK IT UP

NOW you tell me.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 15, 2016 12:45 PM (YJmuy)

771 Good thing this didn't happen on Memorial Day thread

Posted by: ThunderB at February 15, 2016 12:45 PM (zOTsN)

772
754 "TSA is on it"


Right. Now I'm positively worried.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 15, 2016 12:43 PM (LA7Cm)








If you hear rubber gloves snapping......run away.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 15, 2016 12:46 PM (1/xKn)

773 Val-U-Rite found in ruins of ancient Pompei proving morons are timeless.

Posted by: torabora at February 15, 2016 12:46 PM (TE3Yr)

774 The upshot was that he said it could predict the occurrence of primes.

I would suggest that he do so. Might help with the publishing.

Posted by: t-bird at February 15, 2016 12:46 PM (ZxmMG)

775 At this very moment, Rush is pushing the Textualist angle.
Interesting. - And VERY encouraging.







Posted by: Trump Super Fan at February 15, 2016 12:39 PM (zhLKc)


No it is not... this President CANNOT be trusted.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 15, 2016 12:46 PM (NPofj)

776
I still see the newbies have their pants on. Quick somebody make up a graphic with a red O slash over pants.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 15, 2016 12:46 PM (ODxAs)

777 But isn't Farcebook going under?

Posted by: davidt at February 15, 2016 12:46 PM (8aOqE)

778
do we now stop making fun of HA commenters or do we now step it up?
Posted by: Guy Mohawk



Won't even be worth scanning the comments for mock material.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 15, 2016 12:46 PM (kdS6q)

779 Fuck no. Kick 'em when they're down, that's what I say. The survivors will be tempered in fire, and worthy of inclusion in Teh Horde.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur
-------------------

Weed out the halt and the lame.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 15, 2016 12:46 PM (RrDm2)

780 Oh, and just so the noobs know, Ed Morrissey has a TON of fans here.

We call him "Poppin' Fresh" because all of his great ideas are poppin' fresh every day.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 15, 2016 12:47 PM (01PMj)

781 Amusing lately to hear radio news, east-coast-centric laughingstock media, lamenting the weather.

Here in NE Okla, we've had a string of wonderful, sunny, cool-but-tolerable days, and several days with highs in the 70's predicted for later this week.

Y'all shoveling snow - can I loan you some glowball warmening?

Posted by: mindful webworker - Okie by birth and choice at February 15, 2016 12:47 PM (6MUFb)

782 Does your dog bite?

It is not my deug

Posted by: Inspector Clousseau at February 15, 2016 12:47 PM (39g3+)

783 Any one who considers arithmetical methods of producing random digits is, of course, in a state of sin.
-John von Neumann
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.


The flaw in the implication of that statement is the unproven assumption that prime numbers occur "randomly" in the first place. We actually don't know.

Posted by: zombie at February 15, 2016 12:47 PM (jBuUi)

784 >>> One does not simply walk into AoSHQ!

"Well, actually, that's kind of what I did."

I snuck in the back during an ONT to get past the bouncers at the door.

Fell in the damn Barrel in the dark. What a welcome.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 15, 2016 12:47 PM (noWW6)

785 Ben Franklin and Alexander Hamilton often wrote anonymously to editors. The Federalist Papers. It's our history

Posted by: ThunderB at February 15, 2016 12:47 PM (zOTsN)

786 Also, it struck me today - the headline I saw said McConnell said that a SCOTUS approval should wait until after the election.

Not after the inauguration. After the election.

Hmmmmmm.

Posted by: mindful webworker - what? at February 15, 2016 12:48 PM (6MUFb)

787 Congress is exploring a dramatic transformation of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals that would merge them with Department of Defense (DOD) facilities and treat active duty soldiers and veterans side by side.

Hum? Gotta think about that, but it might mean more opportunities for me?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 12:48 PM (mw8Dm)

788 Liberalism's core ritual is "public shaming,"

We're all about free speech. Here are the things you may say, given to you at no charge!

Posted by: Liberalism at February 15, 2016 12:48 PM (Z58Xa)

789 Val-U-Rite found in ruins of ancient Pompei proving morons are timeless.


No, that proves that morons don't have enough sense to flee a giant volcanic eruption that's happening right outside of town.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 15, 2016 12:48 PM (LUgeY)

790 "769 Also, ace loves it when you use his nic.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 15, 2016 12:45 PM (FsuaD)"

___________________________________________

Yes I do.

Posted by: Ace at February 15, 2016 12:48 PM (rsudF)

791 Hmmmmmm.

Posted by: mindful webworker - what? at February 15, 2016 12:48 PM (6MUFb)
it means what you think it means....mcconnell's goodbye kiss to the scoamf

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 15, 2016 12:49 PM (0O7c5)

792 Hey, at least this makes my morning internet reading less cluttered. Deleted HotGas, Gateway Trumpet, and The Conservative Trump House. At least here, some semblance of a balanced perspective. Ace at least pretends to not be up anyone of the candidates asses, if he is at all.

Also of note, please be aware that Amy Schumer will steal your jokes here. You have been warned.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 15, 2016 12:49 PM (AJeMv)

793 And the refugees should know that ace as well as the COBs welcome any and criticism and concern regarding the content being posted.

Kind of helps them reach rheir audience.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 15, 2016 12:49 PM (PljyI)

794 We are all much wiser, better and smarter than Ben Franklin and Alexander Hamility. After all, they didn't have same sex marriage yet, and there were still slaves.

-- things I learn from Facebook, aka things I can learn at HotGas starting tomorrow.

Posted by: Kensington at February 15, 2016 12:49 PM (7Kbxu)

795 Liberalism's core ritual is "public shaming," which is intended to quickly escalate to Kristallnacht-level doxxing.
Posted by: zombie at February 15, 2016 12:33 PM (jBuUi)

Exactly, and well put.


Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 15, 2016 12:45 PM (BK3ZS)


Its all about Catalyst, the Progressive database.

It ADVERTISES itself that way. And to get info from it, you must give info TO it...

And Facebook is a supporter of Catatlyst.

Thus, everything piece of info you write... everything you say, is monitored by Facebook, and is then put into Catalyst, where it is used by Progressive causes.

All LEGAL because of the Terms of Service of Catalyst, and Facebook.

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 15, 2016 12:49 PM (f7rv6)

796 Because Valu-Rite.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 15, 2016 12:49 PM (LUgeY)

797 I would suggest that he do so. Might help with the publishing.
Posted by: t-bird


Well, it's difficult -- all the primes have already been named and discovered out to a zillion places. One needs supercomputer time to look for as-yet un-found primes. So it's difficult to prove that you have an equation that can predict one.

Posted by: zombie at February 15, 2016 12:49 PM (jBuUi)

798 Woodpile report without the intelligent commentary

Posted by: Wild Irish Rose at February 15, 2016 12:49 PM (hforh)

799
I was looking for the AoS style book "yes" answer.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 15, 2016 12:49 PM (ODxAs)

800 He is on the fringes of academia, so he can't get
any traction with it, though, and the rejection is literally driving him
batty.
Posted by: zombie at February 15, 2016 12:44 PM (jBuUi)


Primes are used in cryptography. He should go talk either to people who do encryption or DARPA.

If he can show results, or even better, get PAID for results academia will come to him. And he can buy a Mercedes.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 15, 2016 12:49 PM (q2o38)

801 Daddy's here

Posted by: ThunderB at February 15, 2016 12:49 PM (zOTsN)

802 Also, it struck me today - the headline I saw said McConnell said that a SCOTUS approval should wait until after the election.

Not after the inauguration. After the election.

----

So.... All that stands between us and the Republic's destruction is Mitch McConnell.

Put me down as "terrified".

Posted by: fixerupper - Nativist AoSHQ Leader at February 15, 2016 12:49 PM (8XRCm)

803
What liberals want is to "out" every conservative, publish your name and address and photo, in the hope that their Muslim brethren will break out the scimitars.


Well come on over, boys, I post under my own name. I live in Salem, Oregon. I'm easy to find. We'll be waiting at the house, three big guys with weapons.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 12:50 PM (39g3+)

804
Heh, only ONE of today's posts has more than 100 comments.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 15, 2016 12:50 PM (1/xKn)

805
Meanwhile, over at Stalag HotAir:

Ed, So whats going to happen to the existing comments on existing threads, like this one? Is everything going to disappear at midnight?

Ward Cleaver on February 15, 2016 at 12:41 PM



You can't help but read that in the plaintive voice of a child confronting mortality for the first time.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 15, 2016 12:50 PM (kdS6q)

806 Anybody told the newbs about Mike Flynn ? No ? Well hell ...

... Ace really hates this Illinois politician named Mike Flynn. For easy brownie points, talk shit about that guy. Ace eats it up.

Oh ... and make sure to address Ace directly when you do. Go with that, and you'll be a star here in no time.

Posted by: Irony at February 15, 2016 12:50 PM (BHaRb)

807 I'm not worried about the influx of Hot Gassers. I don't they'll like us and won't stick around too long.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 15, 2016 12:51 PM (2x3L+)

808 Hah! Comments on the "move to FB" post at HA top 2,000.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 15, 2016 12:51 PM (E6RIJ)

809 I know a guy who claims to have disproven that using the Reimann Zeta Function.
--------------------

See? When you can casually drop "Riemann Zeta Function" into conversation, your cred soars. If you were to do so at a cocktail party with the Obama's, you would immediately be hired as WH Science Adviser.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 15, 2016 12:51 PM (RrDm2)

810 787 Congress is exploring a dramatic transformation of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals that would merge them with Department of Defense (DOD) facilities and treat active duty soldiers and veterans side by side.

Hum? Gotta think about that, but it might mean more opportunities for me?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 12:48 PM (mw8Dm)


Bad idea... because they will then be tied to the DOD budget...

Which is controlled by Admirals and Generals... and they will CLOSE Hospitals not near a Base in a Heartbeat....

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 15, 2016 12:51 PM (f7rv6)

811 807
I'm not worried about the influx of Hot Gassers. I don't they'll like us and won't stick around too long.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 15, 2016 12:51 PM (2x3L+)

i agree

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 15, 2016 12:52 PM (0O7c5)

812
Maybe some of our Lost Posters will come back?

Miss (some) of you...

Posted by: Moron Deluxe at February 15, 2016 12:52 PM (+zqYj)

813 Also : Feel free to feed Ace after Midnight. And no worries if he should get wet.

Posted by: garrett at February 15, 2016 12:52 PM (X5+7H)

814 Name the members of SCOTUS



Judge Judy

Judge Wapner

Judge NotLestYeBeJudged

Judge Njury

Mike Judge

Judgin' Donuts

Chief Justice IsBlind

Judge MeBecauseI'mBeautiful (Don't)

Judge Fudgsicle

--

You forgot Judge Dredd. And that white dude that my Dad watches on Fox News, I think his name is Judge Neopolitan.

Posted by: liberal with an MFA living in Dad's basement at February 15, 2016 12:52 PM (7FH+T)

815 "Heh, only ONE of today's posts has more than 100 comments."

How many of those are "no comment"?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 15, 2016 12:52 PM (WVsWD)

816 Reimann Zeta Function.

----

I loved her in "Entrapment" with Sean Connery...

Posted by: fixerupper - Nativist AoSHQ Leader at February 15, 2016 12:53 PM (8XRCm)

817 Condemned and cursed to walk in the wilderness for 40 years.

Why is that stuck in my head?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2016 12:53 PM (ptqRm)

818 I was looking for the AoS style book "yes" answer.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 15, 2016 12:49 PM (ODxAs)


I did the best I could with the tools I had.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 15, 2016 12:53 PM (Dj0WE)

819 Which is controlled by Admirals and Generals... and they will CLOSE Hospitals not near a Base in a Heartbeat....
Posted by: Don Quixote at February 15, 2016 12:51 PM (f7rv6)


OR they will open up more facilities and force "Reservists" and the 'Guard" to use only "Military" Facilities? Not endorsing the idea, just sptiballing

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 12:53 PM (mw8Dm)

820 >>Maybe some of our Lost Posters will come back?


I miss laceyunderalls.

Posted by: garrett at February 15, 2016 12:53 PM (X5+7H)

821 Just saw this at hotair "That is unfair to those new Hot Air readers, and it also deprives other readers from a broader range of views."

Unleash the trolls!

Posted by: Lauren at February 15, 2016 12:53 PM (f3Iw2)

822 Meanwhile, over at Stalag HotAir:

Hot Air in 6 months
#two weeks

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 15, 2016 12:53 PM (AJeMv)

823 473 I'm just afraid that all the HA refugees will come over here and pester the 'ettes.


Yeah, that'll go over well.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 15, 2016 12:02 PM (LUgeY)

---

Thanks for the LOL.

*goes back to cleaning Sig P938*

Posted by: SMFH at February 15, 2016 12:54 PM (rlfds)

824
Advice to HA refugees.
Ace really, really appreciates spoofy critical observations about his commentary.

We're all about humor here, so, have at it!

* disappears in bunker*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 15, 2016 12:54 PM (RrDm2)

825 Eat the pudding.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at February 15, 2016 12:54 PM (D0J8L)

826 Hide the women an children! Here come the rapin' refugees!

Posted by: Fritz at February 15, 2016 12:55 PM (UzPAd)

827 What a dick move by Ed Morrisey. The guy is fucking brilliant.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 15, 2016 12:55 PM (2x3L+)

828
Hot Air has new readers???

Posted by: fixerupper - Nativist AoSHQ Leader at February 15, 2016 12:55 PM (8XRCm)

829 Why is that stuck in my head?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2016 12:53 PM (ptqRm)


You want some grapes?

Posted by: Kindltot at February 15, 2016 12:55 PM (q2o38)

830 #617 - "
Up to <del>1711</del> 2100 comments on the HA Facebook meltdown thread and the campers
are definitely not happy one bit. Blog suicide by Facebook. Welcome to
Ace's place HA refugees where your right to free speech is still
protected in this Zuckerburg free zone. HA RIP

Posted by: Katfish at February 15, 2016 12:55 PM (ponaz)

831 I miss laceyunderalls.


I miss Chi-Chi of the Quivering Lip.

And Cansekus.

And Caterpillar Filters and Lace Wigs.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 15, 2016 12:55 PM (LUgeY)

832 Looks like we're going to need a shit-ton of AoSHQ fruit baskets.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 15, 2016 12:55 PM (FsuaD)

833 I'm curious to see ace's reaction.

More clicks. Until the Morons run 'em off.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 15, 2016 12:55 PM (oxcYa)

834 Daddy's here

Aaah! Zombie!

Shoot it in the head!





Just kidding, my Dad's still alive.

Posted by: bonhomme at February 15, 2016 12:56 PM (jhqr1)

835 Cant decrypt those phones?
Your fired!!!!!
Trump for Commander in Chief..

Posted by: Wild Irish Rose at February 15, 2016 12:56 PM (hforh)

836 dvice to HA refugees.
Ace really, really appreciates spoofy critical observations about his commentary.

We're all about humor here, so, have at it!

* disappears in bunker*
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 15, 2016 12:54 PM (RrDm2)

-----

And he considers it true flattery when you assume the nic ACE when you post. He LOVES homage.

Posted by: fixerupper - Nativist AoSHQ Leader at February 15, 2016 12:56 PM (8XRCm)

837 Which one of you HA refugees is emptying your Winnebago dumper in the storm drain??!?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 15, 2016 12:56 PM (2PHKP)

838 Thanks for the LOL.

*goes back to cleaning Sig P938*
Posted by: SMFH
----------------------

Possible Thread Winner

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 15, 2016 12:56 PM (RrDm2)

839 Oh well - html 1 / Katfish 0

Posted by: Katfish at February 15, 2016 12:56 PM (ponaz)

840 We're out of laurels.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 15, 2016 12:56 PM (ieoTI)

841 Here come the rapin' refugees

I'm pretty sure I saw them open for The Waterboys in Portland a few years back.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 12:56 PM (39g3+)

842 Hot air doesn't want to deal with the lunacy and the trolls of the election. On some level I understand that. But letting your readers be exposed and data mined by Facebook. That's unforgivable

Posted by: ThunderB at February 15, 2016 12:56 PM (zOTsN)

843 I'm curious to see ace's reaction.



More clicks. Until the Morons run 'em off.


Hey, there are a few Morons who came here by way of HA! I passed through it en route from teh Rottweiler m'self...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at February 15, 2016 12:57 PM (D0J8L)

844 Now would be the perfect time to offer a price reduction on the AoSHQ Platinum Membership.

We may need to order more decoder rings though.
I think we are down to one box left.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2016 12:57 PM (ptqRm)

845 Those who cannot behave in a mature, rational, morally-upright manner are welcome.

The rest will have to go.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 15, 2016 12:57 PM (oVJmc)

846 All conservative blogs and message boards should use Facebook for commenting.

Posted by: The IRS at February 15, 2016 12:57 PM (MJuTN)

847 I miss, miss buzzzion , he /she could decrypt those phones..

Posted by: Wild Irish Rose at February 15, 2016 12:57 PM (hforh)

848 Which is controlled by Admirals and Generals... and they will CLOSE Hospitals not near a Base in a Heartbeat....
Posted by: Don Quixote at February 15, 2016 12:51 PM (f7rv6)

OR they will open up more facilities and force "Reservists" and the 'Guard" to use only "Military" Facilities? Not endorsing the idea, just sptiballing
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 12:53 PM (mw8Dm)


I think one of the major issues for VA hospitals now is people not getting appointments in a timely manner. The decision to allow Veterans to receive care outside the VA, under certain conditions, lends itself to the notion that eventually the cost-saving will HAVE to include closing facilities.


It seems like a no-brainer to me. Might take them 30 years to figure it out, but I think it's coming.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 15, 2016 12:57 PM (Dj0WE)

849 we welcome all HA migrants to Germany

Posted by: angela merkel at February 15, 2016 12:57 PM (Z8BWe)

850

Are we gonna air-drop Humanitarian Rations to the Gassers?

I love watching refugees get hit by the cases and pallets....

Posted by: Moron Deluxe at February 15, 2016 12:57 PM (+zqYj)

851 So does my handsome donation mean nothing? I can't get the strike through to work. Make the ignorance go away please.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 15, 2016 12:57 PM (AJeMv)

852 I'm a tall Swedish blonde with big tits and a great ass.

Hit up my gofundme and I'll send you personal pics!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 15, 2016 12:58 PM (KcRST)

853 810 787 Congress is exploring a dramatic transformation of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals that would merge them with Department of Defense (DOD) facilities and treat active duty soldiers and veterans side by side.

Hum? Gotta think about that, but it might mean more opportunities for me?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 12:48 PM (mw8Dm)


Bad idea... because they will then be tied to the DOD budget...

Which is controlled by Admirals and Generals... and they will CLOSE Hospitals not near a Base in a Heartbeat....
Posted by: Don Quixote at February 15, 2016 12:51 PM (f7rv6)

----

Gotta agree with Don, Ngu.

Those lunatics in the five-sided nuthouse will not be able to help themselves.

Posted by: SMFH at February 15, 2016 12:58 PM (rlfds)

854 We should be snowing until sunset here in Philly, with three inches total. Then 57 degrees and all-day rain tomorrow. I dread shoveling the sidewalk in the dark, especially since it'll melt away if I shirk my civic duty.

So, what's with these invading Hot Aryans you're all in such a tizzy about?

Posted by: Spellcheck at February 15, 2016 12:58 PM (HKBpI)

855 Posted by: Katfish at February 15, 2016 12:56 PM (ponaz)

Brackets are your friends here.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 15, 2016 12:58 PM (oxcYa)

856 AoSHQ: Ass, Grass, or Gas

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 15, 2016 12:58 PM (oVJmc)

857 Are we out of AoSHQ style books?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 15, 2016 12:58 PM (FsuaD)

858
Judge Roy Bean
Judge Harry T. Stone

Posted by: Colonel Klink at February 15, 2016 12:58 PM (FkBIv)

859 What a coincidence -- I'm wearing lacy underalls today!

Boy, they're snug!

Posted by: Kensington at February 15, 2016 12:58 PM (7Kbxu)

860 >>I'm curious to see ace's reaction


It will be like any other day. Double Posting and much Dry Humping.

Posted by: garrett at February 15, 2016 12:58 PM (X5+7H)

861 Listening to Rush, oh boy, #WASF'd.

Crunch time, and the GOP will never hold up under the pressure.

Posted by: Esker Lateman at February 15, 2016 12:59 PM (q/VuA)

862 The problem with Primes, is that they are unpredictable.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.



I know a guy who claims to have disproven that using the Reimann Zeta Function.



He wrote a 38-page paper that to me looked like one long equation.
The upshot was that he said it could predict the occurrence of primes.



He is on the fringes of academia, so he can't get any traction with
it, though, and the rejection is literally driving him batty.

Posted by: zombie at February 15, 2016 12:44 PM (jBuUi)

If he had really disproven the Reimann Hypothesis, he would have been able to claim over a million dollars in prize money. I think if your guy didn't suddenly start living large, he was either deluded or Walter Mitty.

It would be ubercool, though, if you met someone who solved one of the Millennial problems.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 15, 2016 12:59 PM (NPofj)

863 2,000+ comments on HA moving to commenting at FB.

I've only seen under 10 pro move comments.

Mostly by known douchebags.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 15, 2016 12:59 PM (Xo1Rt)

864 >>I'm curious to see ace's reaction

----

But... what if I dont have Twitter????

Posted by: fixerupper - Nativist AoSHQ Leader at February 15, 2016 12:59 PM (8XRCm)

865 827
What a dick move by Ed Morrisey. The guy is fucking brilliant.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 15, 2016 12:55 PM (2x3L+)

Apparently, FB has better conservative circles they'd like to run in. Not like the gutter rats here. Heh.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 15, 2016 12:59 PM (2PHKP)

866 Crap. They've set the camp on fire. Again.

Posted by: ThunderB at February 15, 2016 12:59 PM (zOTsN)

867 Leslie B. Judged.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 15, 2016 12:59 PM (ieoTI)

868 Brackets are your friends here.

Yes!

Posted by: Basketball Jones at February 15, 2016 12:59 PM (FkBIv)

869 " Looks like we're going to need a shit-ton of AoSHQ fruit baskets."


When did we start that?


All I got was a Pudding cup and a plastic spoon.

And three Morons chanting "Eat it...eat it..eat it!!"

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2016 01:00 PM (ptqRm)

870 "Looks like we're going to need a shit-ton of AoSHQ fruit baskets."
========

That isn't fruit.

Posted by: Kensington at February 15, 2016 01:00 PM (7Kbxu)

871 ...The upshot was that he said it could predict the occurrence of primes...

He should use it to predict a prime. Post it somewhere. Give it to Drudge as a tip.

Someone will prove him wrong by posting factors if it isn't a prime.

Posted by: scorecard at February 15, 2016 01:00 PM (CRXed)

872 Thanks for the LOL.



*goes back to cleaning Sig P938*

Posted by: SMFH

----------------------



Possible Thread Winner


Consider that she can drive a tank if she wants to. By default, she wins all the threads.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 15, 2016 01:00 PM (YJmuy)

873 "We're out of laurels."

We do, however, have a surplus Lauren.

Posted by: Lauren at February 15, 2016 01:00 PM (3DIzJ)

874 Posted by: fixerupper - Nativist AoSHQ Leader at February 15, 2016 12:59 PM (8XRCm)

He's easing away from the TwatterBox. So says the podcast.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 15, 2016 01:00 PM (oxcYa)

875 So does my handsome donation mean nothing? I can't get the strike through to work. Make the ignorance go away please.

You put [ s ] without spaces on one end and [ /s ] on the other (again no spaces). Do it right and it looks like this. Do it wrong and it's hello, barrel!

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at February 15, 2016 01:00 PM (D0J8L)

876 Hit up my gofundme and I'll send you personal pics!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 15, 2016 12:58 PM (KcRST)

As Admiral Akbar would say . . .

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 15, 2016 01:00 PM (Xo1Rt)

877
So...... HA's are like "The 100."


.... and Morons are like the Grounders

Posted by: fixerupper - Nativist AoSHQ Leader at February 15, 2016 01:01 PM (8XRCm)

878 I see four prime directives.

Posted by: Jean Luc Picard at February 15, 2016 01:01 PM (FkBIv)

879 Also, we really, really hate scary guns. Be warned.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 15, 2016 01:01 PM (FsuaD)

880 Just so y'all know, I change my nic almost daily and my hash every couple of weeks. I'm slightly paranoid.

*peers outside through closed drapes*


Sometimes it may appear that someone has left when they are actually still here.

Posted by: mega machines at February 15, 2016 01:01 PM (fbovC)

881 "So does my handsome donation mean nothing? I can't get the strike through to work. Make the ignorance go away please."


Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2016 01:02 PM (ptqRm)

882 If the Senate leadership caves on judicial nominations, I think the voters will go beyond "vote against the establishment" to "burn down the nearest GOP HQ"

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 01:02 PM (39g3+)

883

I have room for a spare Lauren...

Posted by: Moron Deluxe at February 15, 2016 01:02 PM (+zqYj)

884 All I got was a Pudding cup and a plastic spoon.



And three Morons chanting "Eat it...eat it..eat it!!"

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2016 01:00 PM (ptqRm)

But then you asked for another when you found it was spiked with Value-Rite. At least that's what they told me. Maybe I'm getting that mixed up with formaldehyde.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 15, 2016 01:02 PM (AJeMv)

885 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2016 01:02 PM (ptqRm)

i saw it work for you.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 15, 2016 01:02 PM (0O7c5)

886
So does my handsome donation mean nothing? I can't get the strike through to work. Make the ignorance go away please.------Dead Parrot Society

Striking out on the strike through? I think it's on strike.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at February 15, 2016 01:02 PM (+aCe4)

887 Just wonder if sven is still around, or if I'm not noticing cause not paying attention.

Posted by: kraken at February 15, 2016 01:02 PM (sdxPm)

888 Just make sure to take custody of all the newcomers' ampersands. For their own protection, of course.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at February 15, 2016 01:03 PM (D0J8L)

889 From the sidebar: PAX here we come!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 15, 2016 01:03 PM (Xo1Rt)

890 i made a yuge donation last night but it was in my husband's name so i still get no ampersands

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 15, 2016 01:03 PM (0O7c5)

891 I wonder how he got the lucky charmsleprechaun to hold still for the painting?

Posted by: simplemind at February 15, 2016 01:03 PM (C6xeQ)

892
Advisor: "How do you want to handle the SCOTUS situation?"

Trump: "Anger!"

Advisor:" Well.. okay, but anger about what?"

Trump:"Anger!"

Advisor:"Uh..."

Trump:"Anger, anger, anger!"

Advisor:"Well, sure, but..."

Trump:"When I'm elected, my appointments will be classy! Everything I do is classy. Now, get out of here... you're FIRED!"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 15, 2016 01:04 PM (RrDm2)

893 All I got was a blanket.

Posted by: freaked at February 15, 2016 01:04 PM (Ndi+3)

894 AoSHQ Pledge Week

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 15, 2016 01:04 PM (oVJmc)

895 Just wonder if sven is still around, or if I'm not noticing cause not paying attention.

Posted by: kraken at February 15, 2016 01:02 PM (sdxPm)

He comes and goes. Not a frequent as back in the day. I think multiple appearances on the top-10 list gave him pause.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 15, 2016 01:04 PM (oxcYa)

896
Hot air doesn't want to deal with the lunacy and the trolls of the election. On some level I understand that.
Posted by: ThunderB


Facebook/Disques comments are nothing but trolls and work from home scams.

Arguably, it drives page views, since a lot of the spam posts have scripts and OCD types behind then generating hits. But it makes the comments pretty much worthless. Kills stay time, because you can read or scan content quickly, but an active comment section can engage people for an extended period.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 15, 2016 01:04 PM (kdS6q)

897 I've seen Sven here and there but not like he used to be ever present. He didn't even have that many typos.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 15, 2016 01:04 PM (2x3L+)

898 Sometimes it may appear that someone has left when they are actually still here.
Posted by: mega machines at February 15, 2016 01:01 PM (fbovC)

----

Remeber.... its not paranoia if they ARE out to get you.

Posted by: fixerupper - Nativist AoSHQ Leader at February 15, 2016 01:04 PM (8XRCm)

899 Some of these streams are so bad that I just download the episode. Faster. No playback issues or commercials.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 15, 2016 01:04 PM (ieoTI)

900 The most romantic line in the English language?

Posted by: Mel Gibson at February 15, 2016 01:04 PM (8aOqE)

901 Sven is out of country, IIRC

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at February 15, 2016 01:05 PM (Qvgg/)

902 It concerns me greatly that so many in the Moron Horde are welcoming the mob from Hot Air. I've seen some of those comments over there, and we don't want those people coming here and stirring up trouble. Y'all do enough of that on your own. We don't need more of it.

This influx of strangers troubles me greatly.

Posted by: Esker Lateman at February 15, 2016 01:05 PM (q/VuA)

903 900
The most romantic line in the English language?


Posted by: Mel Gibson at February 15, 2016 01:04 PM (8aOqE)
sugar tits

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 15, 2016 01:05 PM (0O7c5)

904 Hey, there are a few Morons who came here by way of HA! I passed through it en route from teh Rottweiler m'self...
Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at February 15, 2016 12:57 PM (D0J8L)


Whatever happened to The Rott? Last I remember was a twitter account that I thought was The Rott but it eventually devolved into just a bunch of spam.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at February 15, 2016 01:05 PM (AfES1)

905 We're out of laurels.


Posted by: Boss Moss at February 15, 2016 12:56 PM


Fair enough. Here's a Hardy welcome.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 15, 2016 01:05 PM (Q7bO0)

906 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&
I have a few to spare...

Posted by: Chi at February 15, 2016 01:05 PM (OUpHg)

907

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 15, 2016 01:04 PM (RrDm2)

Seriously. World War III will be started because Trump calls Putin a pasty little pussy.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 15, 2016 01:06 PM (2PHKP)

908 There really are two figures in the painting, framed by the two large trees in the left third of the painting.

They appear to be wearing top hats and long coats. Apparently in the olden days, people dressed up just to go hiking.

Posted by: fly gal at February 15, 2016 01:06 PM (8TdcF)

909 Posted by: Mel Gibson at February 15, 2016 01:04 PM (8aOqE)

Wait! Don't tell me. It's 'You Will' something.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 15, 2016 01:06 PM (Xo1Rt)

910 Also, we really, really hate scary guns. Be warned.


And redheads, too. Like Lindy Booth.


Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 15, 2016 01:06 PM (LUgeY)

911
As Admiral Akbar would say . . .

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 15, 2016 01:00 PM (Xo1Rt)

But i want to self-identify!!!

*STOMPS FEET

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 15, 2016 01:06 PM (KcRST)

912 A gentlemans guide to wife-beating

PA mufti of Gaza on official TV teaches men how to discipline women, instructing them to hit her, dont make her ugly.


He adds that rather than being an act of hate, wife-beating can be an uplifting experience.

This hitting is a kind of reminder that the love and friendship that Allah commanded, is still found between us.


And the left supports him ha?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 01:06 PM (mw8Dm)

913 Well, we don't take all refugees. We give some the 500 error. Those guys can just move along elsewhere.

Posted by: AoS Vetting Committee at February 15, 2016 01:07 PM (Z58Xa)

914 All Hot Air Commenters are to sit on the Group W bench until we can get around to you.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 15, 2016 01:07 PM (oVJmc)

915 When I came here, all I got was this phone shaped like a pudding cup and... well I'd really rather not say. Its sort of awkward to speak into.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 01:07 PM (39g3+)

916 Soon to come:


Horde: "Your computer has a Hot Air button. Use it!"


Troll, plaintively: "I did, and it doesn't work."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 15, 2016 01:07 PM (Z8fuk)

917 Hell, I wasn't even allowed into the AoS lobby for a week. Freaking had to sleep outside next to the hobo who told me he used to be Ace's driver. You know the one with the comb over that Ace said was behind that gardening incident he never likes to discuss. Smell something awful.

And that's the reason I was told everyone has to be deloused. And the whole no pants rule. Obviously.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 15, 2016 01:07 PM (AJeMv)

918 Drop your pants and let the hazing begin!

Posted by: Fritz at February 15, 2016 01:07 PM (UzPAd)

919 Whatever happened to The Rott? Last I remember was a twitter account
that I thought was The Rott but it eventually devolved into just a
bunch of spam.


Still there at nicedoggie.net. Either I don't recall my old login or it's been scrubbed since I haven't been there in years.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at February 15, 2016 01:08 PM (D0J8L)

920 One needs supercomputer time to look for as-yet un-found primes. So it's difficult to prove that you have an equation that can predict one.

I don't understand. If the equation correctly predicts the known primes, doesn't incorrectly predict a prime in the known search space, and doesn't somehow cheat by using a data source, aren't you well on the way to proving the equation is correct?

Posted by: bonhomme at February 15, 2016 01:08 PM (jhqr1)

921 Loretta Lynch for the Supreme Court, you say?

My shocked face looks eerily similar to my FFS face.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 15, 2016 01:08 PM (2PHKP)

922 Just got back from the dentist and my face is completely numb. I feel like I ought to get into a donnybrook just to take advantage of the opportunity. So who wants to mix it up?

*makes John L. Sullivan fists with my soft little cubicle drone hands*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 15, 2016 01:09 PM (jR7Wy)

923 A word to any newcomers -- there is a subset of the Moron Horde known as
Ampersandians who think they're better than the rest of us. You'll know
'em when you see 'em.



But comes the revolution? Just desserts...
==========

The Ampersandians and the Italicans.

The Italicans have been known to take over the entire blog and put their own slant on things.

The Black Diamond Cult has waged a limited revolt, making their mark.

Posted by: RoyalOil at February 15, 2016 01:09 PM (fQ/0p)

924 "We're out of laurels."


Do we have any hardy handshakes left?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 15, 2016 01:09 PM (LA7Cm)

925 The first HA Refugee to post at 1000 wins an upgrade to Platinum membership. And a get-out-of-the-barrel free card.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 15, 2016 01:09 PM (FsuaD)

926 >> Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 15, 2016 01:07 PM (oVJmc)


When do we get the free Val-U-Rite?

Posted by: Doomberg at February 15, 2016 01:09 PM (hNPOD)

927 Good to know Sven is still here. Loved some of his "creative" posts. And Willow's. Willow PLEASE don't ever change. National treasure, you are.....

Posted by: kraken at February 15, 2016 01:09 PM (sdxPm)

928 Seriously, they should read tho code of conduct post.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 15, 2016 01:09 PM (KcRST)

929 "Seriously. World War III will be started because Trump calls Putin a pasty little pussy."

---

I'm sorry, but that would be the most terrifying, yet hilarious thing to experience.

Die laughing and screaming.

Posted by: SMFH at February 15, 2016 01:10 PM (rlfds)

930 28 So can we get Allah over at the AOSHQ?

What do you think Allah would bring to this blog?

Kirsten Powers love?

Posted by: Hadoop at February 15, 2016 01:10 PM (2X7pN)

931 Heh. Check out the Trackback/Ping section right over the comments at HA.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 15, 2016 01:10 PM (oxcYa)

932 928
Seriously, they should read tho code of conduct post.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 15, 2016 01:09 PM (KcRST)

let them wing it

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 15, 2016 01:10 PM (0O7c5)

933 Do we have any hardy handshakes left?

The Sheriff is near!

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 01:11 PM (39g3+)

934 The most romantic line in the English language?

Girls: I will make myself sexually available to you almost anytime you like.

Guys: I am high status.

Posted by: bonhomme at February 15, 2016 01:11 PM (jhqr1)

935 What do you think Allah would bring to this blog?

Didn't he used to post here? Comment too?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 01:12 PM (39g3+)

936 >>Just so y'all know, I change my nic almost daily and my hash every couple of weeks. I'm slightly paranoid.


T9....?

Posted by: LIVs at February 15, 2016 01:12 PM (NOIQH)

937 The most romantic line in the English language?

Girls: I can go hours without talking!

Guys: I play guitar for a band!

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 01:13 PM (39g3+)

938 Maybe, just maybe, the democrats dont want a civil war? And that the current president isnt a muslim sneak assassin, but just a guy who disagrees with you on many issues.

Just saying, y`all. Obama derangement etc.

Posted by: Fnord73 at February 15, 2016 01:13 PM (ZgRru)

939 Somebody wants some Willow suckup

Posted by: Wild Irish Rose at February 15, 2016 01:13 PM (hforh)

940 So that's how they filter you out. You don't have to register, but damn it, if you wanna be like the super duper cool kids and have the special formatting you gots to learn to code. Very crafty.

Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit (insert illicit substance here).

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 15, 2016 01:13 PM (AJeMv)

941 The Meme Registry is out of print so the new guys have a lot of catching up to do.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at February 15, 2016 01:14 PM (PuMwj)

942 >>What do you think Allah would bring to this blog?


Doilies and a woman's intuition?

Posted by: garrett at February 15, 2016 01:14 PM (X5+7H)

943 Oh buggering hell, where did this Tornado Watch come from?

February in Alabama...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at February 15, 2016 01:14 PM (D0J8L)

944 Whats a face book

Posted by: The Prophet MoeHoward at February 15, 2016 01:14 PM (2ffVS)

945 Maybe, just maybe, the democrats dont want a civil war? And that the current president isnt a muslim sneak assassin, but just a guy who disagrees with you on many issues.

Just saying, y`all. Obama derangement etc.
Posted by: Fnord73 at February 15, 2016 01:13 PM (ZgRru)

And your point?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 01:15 PM (mw8Dm)

946 that's not how it works! that's not how any of this works

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 15, 2016 01:15 PM (0O7c5)

947 Jeebuz, you people are still here?

*looks left. looks right*

*shoots the commentator to the right*

No offense, pardner. Just needed some blood spillin.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 15, 2016 01:15 PM (1xUj/)

948 Still there at nicedoggie.net. Either I don't recall my old login or it's been scrubbed since I haven't been there in years.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at February 15, 2016 01:08 PM (D0J8L)


Thanks, been so long since I've been there I didn't even remember the url anymore, good to see it's still around.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at February 15, 2016 01:15 PM (AfES1)

949
let them wing it

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 15, 2016 01:10 PM (0O7c5

The new flock?

That would be cuckoo.

Although they may just parrot eachother.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 15, 2016 01:15 PM (KcRST)

950 "Maybe, just maybe, the democrats dont want a civil war? And that the current president isnt a muslim sneak assassin, but just a guy who disagrees with you on many issues.

Just saying, y`all. Obama derangement etc."



Heh!

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 15, 2016 01:15 PM (LA7Cm)

951 The most romantic line in the English language?



Girls: I can go hours without talking!I have no gag reflex


Guys: I play guitar for a band!I have a Swiss bank account

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at February 15, 2016 01:15 PM (Qvgg/)

952 And your point?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 01:15 PM (mw8Dm)

Surprised we made it to 900+.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 15, 2016 01:15 PM (oxcYa)

953 Guess Ace is going to take advantage of new audience by ignoring them and going back to bed?

Posted by: mega machines at February 15, 2016 01:16 PM (fbovC)

954 Gassers,

Just a note: don't copy and paste directly into the comment box without 'washing' it through Notepad. IE don't copy something from a website and paste directly into the comment box. Copy and paste to Notepad, then re-copy in order to paste it in a comment. Don't copy anything from Internet Explorer, or Word/excel/etc. Notepad or other plain text editor only.


Also this system doesn't like most special characters like smart quotes. It will give you an error screen if you do. Special characters include ones like the curved quotation marks, aka smart quotes, that many news sites use. Those have to be replaced manually; change the curved quotes and apostrophes to the straight ones ' " .

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 15, 2016 01:16 PM (WLpmE)

955
Didn't he used to post here? Comment too?


Someone who's a more seasoned AOSHQ reader may be able to answer that question. I've never read anything that he's written here.

Posted by: Hadoop at February 15, 2016 01:16 PM (2X7pN)

956 The most romantic line in the English language?

Girl: I don't even remember what you said back then
Guy: Here, lie down and I'll rub your feet, then go do the dishes

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 01:17 PM (39g3+)

957 ❤ ❤ ❤

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 15, 2016 01:17 PM (FkBIv)

958 "953 Guess Ace is going to take advantage of new audience by ignoring them and going back to bed?

Posted by: mega machines at February 15, 2016 01:16 PM (fbovC)"

________________________________________________

It's obviously what attracts the typical Moron: They like to be abused by their significant blogger.

Posted by: Ace at February 15, 2016 01:17 PM (rsudF)

959 "Fnord73 "

Aww, guys it's our first hotairian.

Let's give him a nice welcome.

Posted by: Lauren at February 15, 2016 01:17 PM (0C2f1)

960 The most romantic line in the English language?
--------------

Girls:"Here, let me sew that button back on for you."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 15, 2016 01:18 PM (RrDm2)

961 .....I was told there was going to be adorable kitten meme's.

Posted by: citizenpain1 at February 15, 2016 01:18 PM (H6AH+)

962 And your point?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 01:15 PM (mw8Dm)


If he wears a hat, it won't show.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 15, 2016 01:18 PM (Z8fuk)

963 Maybe, just maybe, the democrats dont want a civil war? And that the current president isnt a muslim sneak assassin, but just a guy who disagrees with you on many issues.

Just saying, y`all. Obama derangement etc.
Posted by: Fnord73 at February 15, 2016 01:13 PM (ZgRru)


Finally! A real HotGasser refugee.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 15, 2016 01:18 PM (Dj0WE)

964 Hot air goes full LGF

Posted by: Avi at February 15, 2016 01:18 PM (ILXzC)

965 Just saw that Hot Gas is moving to Facebook commenting system starting tomorrow.

The Gassers are in an uproar.



Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 15, 2016 01:18 PM (HMt16)

966 BTW, Gas-ugees, this thing gets a bit unstable once comments hit 1000

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at February 15, 2016 01:18 PM (Qvgg/)

967 >>Didn't he used to post here? Comment too?


I don't remember any Posts (but Buzzion's Ghost would know for sure), but he did show up in the Comments on occasion.

Posted by: garrett at February 15, 2016 01:18 PM (X5+7H)

968 938 Fnord73

Data says otherwise. pbho hates America and Americans. The Left wants to kill the Republic because they want to control the survivors they do not kill.

And for some reason, the Left hates toilet paper. It disappears everywhere the Left has taken over.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 15, 2016 01:18 PM (u82oZ)

969 No, the Dems don't want a civil war. They want unresisting submission.

Posted by: davidt at February 15, 2016 01:18 PM (8aOqE)

970 Ace is going to take advantage of new audience by ignoring them and going back to bed?

No, no that's ridiculous. He never has gotten up yet. And bed? He's passed out in an alley with one hand around a bat and the other a hobo's throat.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 01:18 PM (39g3+)

971 Don't sock ace, it's a bannin'.

Posted by: Lauren at February 15, 2016 01:19 PM (0C2f1)

972 Don't be scared. Feed me.

Posted by: The Barrel at February 15, 2016 01:19 PM (PuMwj)

973 I think Allah used to post here early on and then he and Ace had some sort of fallout with an eventual truce that followed

Posted by: L, Elle at February 15, 2016 01:19 PM (2x3L+)

974 Maybe, just maybe, the democrats dont want a civil war? And that the current president isnt a muslim sneak assassin, but just a guy who disagrees with you on many issues.

Just saying, y`all. Obama derangement etc.
Posted by: Fnord73
-----------------

We're gonna need more concertina wire. I knew it...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 15, 2016 01:19 PM (RrDm2)

975 Hot Air is going to Facebook for comments? Can you believe it??

Posted by: Amy Schumer at February 15, 2016 01:19 PM (39g3+)

976 *shoots the commentator to the right*



No offense, pardner. Just needed some blood spillin.


Darn it, I just got this shirt.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 15, 2016 01:19 PM (YJmuy)

977 935 What do you think Allah would bring to this blog?

Didn't he used to post here? Comment too?
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 01:12 PM (39g3+)


I don't remember him ever posting, but yeah, he used to comment here. I actually like Allah and always thought he was the best of the bunch at HA even back in the Malkin days, never really understood the vitriol toward him.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at February 15, 2016 01:19 PM (AfES1)

978 2,000+ comments on HA moving to commenting at FB.

One of the reasons I still post on this site is it's possible to have truly anonymous comments. The options for that are disappearing around the web, and the chances of me posting anything on Facebook are nonexistent.

Posted by: AD at February 15, 2016 01:19 PM (pN0S9)

979 971 Don't sock ace, it's a bannin'.
Posted by: Lauren at February 15, 2016 01:19 PM (0C2f1)

Or regulars. That may also get you a bannin'.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 15, 2016 01:20 PM (kpqmD)

980 if you wanna be like the super duper cool kids and have the special formatting you gots to learn to code. Very crafty.

I think there are only three formatting commands that work. bold:b italic:i and strike through:s. use square brackets.

If you want ampersands you need a script blocker.

Posted by: bonhomme at February 15, 2016 01:20 PM (jhqr1)

981 Didn't he used to post here? Comment too?

Someone who's a more seasoned AOSHQ reader may be able to answer that question. I've never read anything that he's written here.
Posted by: Hadoop at February 15, 2016 01:16 PM (2X7pN)


Yes he did. Regularly. It was a thing. And if you go back to look at old posts you'll see all sorts of other bloggers names in the comments sections.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 15, 2016 01:20 PM (Dj0WE)

982 The most romantic line in the English language?

"What kind of sammich, hon?"

Posted by: Chi at February 15, 2016 01:20 PM (OUpHg)

983 978 2,000+ comments on HA moving to commenting at FB.

One of the reasons I still post on this site is it's possible to have truly anonymous comments. The options for that are disappearing around the web, and the chances of me posting anything on Facebook are nonexistent.
Posted by: AD at February 15, 2016 01:19 PM (pN0S9)

And I wish to have nothing to do with that fascist police surveillance state dickbag Zuckerberg.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 15, 2016 01:20 PM (kpqmD)

984 TOP TEN THINGS MORE LIKELY THAN fnord73's ASSERTIONS

10. Monkeys fly out of my butt, reconstruct the lost works of Shakespeare, then build me a new house

9. Kate Upton agrees unconditionally to my terms, beginning her time as my concubine

8. The empty bottles nearby spontaneously transform into boneless wings and mead

7. George Will endorses Donald Trump

6. SNL becomes funny

5. Drivers in most of the US stop being absolute dumbasses

4. Adam Sandler stops making shitty movies

3. It rains lobster with garlic butter

2. JJ Abrams apologizes for "Star Trek: Into Darkness" by committing seppuku on national television

And the number one thing less likely than fnord73's assertions:

1. Pixy gives us better blog software in #twoweeks

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at February 15, 2016 01:21 PM (D0J8L)

985 "Someone who's a more seasoned AOSHQ reader may be able to answer that question. I've never read anything that [Allahpundit]'s written here."
===========

I swear I once read a comment from him here. It was shortly after Ronald Reagan died, and he was snickering about how maudlin and irritating the Hot Air commenters were getting about it.

Could've been a sock puppet, I suppose, but it had a whiff of authenticity about it. Of course, the best sock puppets will.

Posted by: Kensington at February 15, 2016 01:21 PM (7Kbxu)

986 929 "Seriously. World War III will be started because Trump calls Putin a pasty little pussy."

---

I'm sorry, but that would be the most terrifying, yet hilarious thing to experience.

Die laughing and screaming.
Posted by: SMFH at February 15, 2016 01:10 PM (rlfds)


-------------------


I may be wrong, but I think Trump and Putin will get along quite well. At least enough to put the muzzies to hurtin'.

Posted by: Soona at February 15, 2016 01:21 PM (Fmupd)

987 And for some reason, the Left hates toilet paper. It disappears everywhere the Left has taken over.
Posted by: NaCly
------------------

You ain't seen nothing yet.

Posted by: Venezuela Food Desert at February 15, 2016 01:21 PM (RrDm2)

988
Global warming now in DE and yon poochie is insisting on a walk in order to go roll in it. Later...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 15, 2016 01:21 PM (BK3ZS)

989 Coulda sworn Ace said something in a comment over the weekend about possibly having a light content day on President's Day.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 15, 2016 01:21 PM (AJeMv)

990 "971 Don't sock ace, it's a bannin'.
Posted by: Lauren at February 15, 2016 01:19 PM (0C2f1)"

________________________________________________


Oops. Did once as a joke in reply to Jane D'oh, but forget to change it in next post.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 15, 2016 01:21 PM (rsudF)

991 Just remember, ace loves it when you criticize his content.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 15, 2016 01:21 PM (FsuaD)

992 Former HotGassian here. Don Willett for SCOTUS!

Posted by: tdarrington at February 15, 2016 01:21 PM (dnWSK)

993 It's obviously what attracts the typical Moron: They like to be abused by their significant blogger.

Posted by: Ace at February 15, 2016 01:17 PM (rsudF)

50 Shades of Ace of Spades.
You will be whipped. Probably. But first, dinner!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 15, 2016 01:21 PM (2PHKP)

994 Just saw that Hot Gas is moving to Facebook commenting system starting tomorrow.

The Gassers are in an uproar.


Heh. Just create some fake Facebook accounts. Bob's your uncle.

Posted by: bonhomme at February 15, 2016 01:21 PM (jhqr1)

995 ....aaaaaand I botch at the end with less instead of more. Yea verily, less is not always more.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at February 15, 2016 01:21 PM (D0J8L)

996 Think my point is that this isnt fucking South Park.

Posted by: Fnord73 at February 15, 2016 01:21 PM (ZgRru)

997 test

Posted by: Chi at February 15, 2016 01:22 PM (OUpHg)

998 Can we get the permanent open thread to be a barrel free thread, where we can be free to intentionally make formatting mistakes that no one will feel obliged to correct?

Posted by: angela urkel at February 15, 2016 01:22 PM (dRfkS)

999 "Let's give him a nice welcome."

You get the soap cakes and socks. I'll get a blanket.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 15, 2016 01:22 PM (LA7Cm)

1000 ..and refreshments. I was told there would be refreshments. Possibly some cake......

Posted by: citizenpain1 at February 15, 2016 01:22 PM (H6AH+)

1001 I was a HotAir refugee before it was cool. Fear my indie cred!

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at February 15, 2016 01:22 PM (4/i9Y)

1002 840 We're out of laurels.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 15, 2016 12:56 PM (ieoTI)


But we have a surplus of hearty handshakes.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 15, 2016 01:22 PM (01PMj)

1003 never really understood the vitriol toward him.

Me either. He is a pretty funny guy and his photo stuff was always amusing. But then I rarely check Hot Air anyway, maybe I missed some stuff.

Posted by: Amy Schumer at February 15, 2016 01:22 PM (39g3+)

1004
949


let them wing it



Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 15, 2016 01:10 PM (0O7c5



The new flock?



That would be cuckoo.



Although they may just parrot eachother.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 15, 2016 01:15 PM (KcRST)
i don't want to ruffle any feathers but if they get banned for behavior unbecoming of a 'ron or 'ette......i won't be upset.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 15, 2016 01:22 PM (0O7c5)

1005 991 Just remember, ace loves it when you criticize his content.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 15, 2016 01:21 PM (FsuaD)

Depends on the criticism. If you have an ideological disagreement that's one thing. If it's "the world's on fire and THIS is what you post about?" that's something else altogether.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 15, 2016 01:22 PM (kpqmD)

1006 I don't remember him ever posting, but yeah, he used to comment here. I actually like Allah and always thought he was the best of the bunch at HA even back in the Malkin days, never really understood the vitriol toward him.
Posted by: All Teh Meh at February 15, 2016 01:19 PM (AfES1)


Because he was once irreverent as all heck, and then he went respectable to please his new boss, Malkin. It was rather lame.


I must admit I have essentially turned away completely from him and that site, so I don't know what other fights have been had over the years. Frankly, I don't much care what he or anyone else there has to say.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 15, 2016 01:23 PM (Dj0WE)

1007 An elegant dinner

Posted by: ThunderB at February 15, 2016 01:23 PM (lf6ik)

1008

HG'r, dont forget Anna Puma is a GUY... there have been some embarrassing mistakes...

Posted by: Some Dude at February 15, 2016 01:23 PM (+zqYj)

1009 #BadPresidentsMatter

Posted by: Jen Psocki at February 15, 2016 01:23 PM (La6jE)

1010 "you'll see all sorts of other bloggers names in the comments sections."

Yep, and only zombie survived.

Posted by: Lauren at February 15, 2016 01:23 PM (3DIzJ)

1011 Anyone have a scouting report on 4G? Moving to the boonies.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 15, 2016 01:23 PM (ieoTI)

1012 Don't sock ace, it's a bannin'.

I think the rule is don't sock any regular without being really obvious about it being fake.

IE: Instead of Mr Moo Moo use the sock, "I am an arrogant twat who thinks he earns more money than you. Also, I love killing babies."

Posted by: bonhomme at February 15, 2016 01:24 PM (jhqr1)

1013 Allah used to be funny. Now all he does is over analyze stupid polling data. The only other person over there of any worth is Mary Katherine Ham.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 15, 2016 01:24 PM (2x3L+)

1014 990 "971 Don't sock ace, it's a bannin'.

Posted by: Lauren at February 15, 2016 01:19 PM (0C2f1)"


I wonder if that's why ace banned himself that one time

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 15, 2016 01:24 PM (01PMj)

1015 Little known fact: Ace celebrates President's Day by dressing up as famous first ladies for a one-ewok show off-off-Broadway.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 01:24 PM (39g3+)

1016 We're gonna need a bigger barrel.

Posted by: Chief Brody at February 15, 2016 01:25 PM (8aOqE)

1017 Venezuela's Affordable Foodcare Program is going well.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 15, 2016 01:25 PM (ieoTI)

1018 Think my point is that this isnt fucking South Park.

Posted by: Fnord73 at February 15, 2016 01:21 PM (ZgRru)


QED

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 15, 2016 01:25 PM (Z8fuk)

1019 Bonhomme,
Apparenty, underline still works.

Posted by: Chi at February 15, 2016 01:25 PM (OUpHg)

1020 dont forget Anna Puma is a GUY... there have been some embarrassing mistakes...

Also, zombie's a girl. I don't know why people don't know this, but she's said so on several occasions.

Posted by: bonhomme at February 15, 2016 01:25 PM (jhqr1)

1021 Yes I do.
Posted by: Ace at February 15, 2016 12:48 PM (rsudF)


NotCoach went where everyone should fear to tread!



Tim in Illinois: A 670 error? that's a new one for me.

"Error 670 problems include computer crashes, freezes, and possible virus infection."

Tim, what did you do??

Posted by: mindful webworker - stomped yet? at February 15, 2016 01:25 PM (6MUFb)

1022 You could make an Allahpundit drinking game out of every time he writes "palate cleanser" or refers to "crosstabs."

Of course, you'd also be dead of alcohol poisoning within days.

Posted by: Kensington at February 15, 2016 01:25 PM (7Kbxu)

1023 "Possibly some cake......"

I believe you are referring to CakeGirl.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2016 01:25 PM (ptqRm)

1024 I don't remember him ever posting, but yeah, he used to comment here. I actually like Allah and always thought he was the best of the bunch at HA even back in the Malkin days,

Agreed. I realize most people here think he's a RINO, but he's a good writer and keeps himself pretty disciplined in his commentary.

Posted by: AD at February 15, 2016 01:25 PM (pN0S9)

1025 "I may be wrong, but I think Trump and Putin will get along quite well."

They're both teetotallers, for one thing.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 15, 2016 01:25 PM (noWW6)

1026 Think my point is that this isnt fucking South Park.
Posted by: Fnord73 at February 15, 2016 01:21 PM (ZgRru)


Oh, thanks for clearing that up. Tell us, oh wise one, how me may please you.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 15, 2016 01:26 PM (Dj0WE)

1027 996
Think my point is that this isnt fucking South Park.


Posted by: Fnord73 at February 15, 2016 01:21 PM (ZgRru)
Damn right. THIS IS ACE OF SPADES!!!!!!
(kewl slo-mo kick ensues)

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 15, 2016 01:26 PM (2PHKP)

1028 Yep, and only zombie survived.

Well, lots of bloggers here, but she's the only really significant one left, I think.

And, of course, there was Andrew Breitbart

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 01:26 PM (39g3+)

1029
Yep.... he's baaaaack: Rush Limbaugh announcing he's going to explain Trump's intentional strategy for going nuclear against GW Bush during the debate.




Posted by: Trump Super Fan at February 15, 2016 01:26 PM (zhLKc)

1030 "I wonder if that's why ace banned himself that one time "


Rules is rules.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2016 01:27 PM (ptqRm)

1031 Gassers,

Just a note: don't copy and paste
directly into the comment box without 'washing' it through Notepad. IE
don't copy something from a website and paste directly into the comment
box. Copy and paste to Notepad, then re-copy in order to paste it in a
comment. Don't copy anything from Internet Explorer, or Word/excel/etc.
Notepad or other plain text editor only.


Also this
system doesn't like most special characters like smart quotes. It will
give you an error screen if you do. Special characters include ones like
the curved quotation marks, aka smart quotes, that many news sites use.
Those have to be replaced manually; change the curved quotes and
apostrophes to the straight ones ' " .


Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 15, 2016 01:16 PM


Oh, come on....don't I get to have any fun with these noobs?

Posted by: The Barrel at February 15, 2016 01:27 PM (Q7bO0)

1032 Bonhomme,
Apparenty, underline still works.


Ah, yes, I forgot about that one.

I'm pretty sure I went through all the BBCode commands once and those were the only ones that worked.

Images worked for a little while, but then Piece of Mixy killed that off.

Posted by: bonhomme at February 15, 2016 01:27 PM (jhqr1)

1033 "And, of course, there was Andrew Breitbart "

*sigh* I miss him.

Posted by: Lauren at February 15, 2016 01:27 PM (3DIzJ)

1034 >>Posted by: All Teh Meh at February 15, 2016 01:19 PM (AfES1)

It's complicated. Much can be summed up by saying "He ended up on the wrong side of issues in comparison with his most vocal readership."

Posted by: Doomberg at February 15, 2016 01:27 PM (hNPOD)

1035 1000 ..and refreshments. I was told there would be refreshments. Possibly some cake......

Posted by: citizenpain1 at February 15, 2016 01:22 PM (H6AH+)


Cake or Death?

Posted by: Anglican Church at February 15, 2016 01:28 PM (f7rv6)

1036 This is a joint where a lot of folks are sick of walking on eggshells. If you can't deal with folks who cut loose on occasion, browse on.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at February 15, 2016 01:28 PM (D0J8L)

1037

According to Rush Limbaugh, Trump was making an intentional and STRATEGIC play for Independents and Moderate Democrats.

The man makes a tremendous amount of sense.


Posted by: Trump Super Fan at February 15, 2016 01:28 PM (zhLKc)

1038 996 Think my point is that this isnt fucking South Park.

Posted by: Fnord73 at February 15, 2016 01:21 PM (ZgRru)


You mean here? AoSHQ is *not* South Park?? You're probably not going to like it here, then. Gateway Pundit is thataway ------------>

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 15, 2016 01:28 PM (01PMj)

1039 In order to seem culturally relevant to a small subset of people a decade ago, there will be no cake. The cake is a lie. Because science.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 15, 2016 01:28 PM (AJeMv)

1040 Did he grow a silver ponytail?

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 15, 2016 01:28 PM (ieoTI)

1041 And I wish to have nothing to do with that fascist police surveillance state dickbag Zuckerberg.
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016


Mark Zuckerberg hired 16 bodyguards to protect him at home.

http://tinyurl.com/hojn3dz

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 15, 2016 01:28 PM (FkBIv)

1042 what

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 15, 2016 01:28 PM (0O7c5)

1043 >>>> Coulda sworn Ace said something in a comment over the weekend about possibly having a light content day on President's Day.
Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 15, 2016 01:21
-----
Oh yeah, he did. He said something like "you know what's going to happen tomorrow and what's not going to happen tomorrow, right?" Dammit!!! He isn't coming today. We'll be on this thread forever

Posted by: L, Elle at February 15, 2016 01:28 PM (2x3L+)

1044 Hot Air Refugees. HARefugees. HARFs.
Posted by: Hobo, the other white meat at February 15, 2016 01:27 PM (roYZA)

Harf Wits? Big boobs and glasses?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 01:28 PM (mw8Dm)

1045 The most romantic line in the English language?

I was surprised that they left out "Nice shoes..."

Posted by: t-bird at February 15, 2016 01:28 PM (Z58Xa)

1046 The wife just made me a ham sammich without me even asking. Now that's true romantic love.

Posted by: Oldbuffalo at February 15, 2016 01:28 PM (/pOl7)

1047 [I893 All I got was a blanket.
Posted by: freaked at February 15, 2016 01:04 PM (Ndi+3)

Developed any open sores yet?

Posted by: TexasDan at February 15, 2016 01:28 PM (8BH41)

1048 Man, it's some brutal carnage over at Hot Gas. They're trying to put up normal blog content, including Allah, and getting absolutely savaged in the comments. So far I haven't seen any of the writers engage the criticism except a brief comment by Jazz Shaw early on.

Posted by: Hot Air rape-ugee at February 15, 2016 01:29 PM (56u+o)

1049 >>> dont forget Anna Puma is a GUY...

Anna has asserted "neko-gynoid" status.

"Also, zombie's a girl. I don't know why people don't know this, but she's said so on several occasions."

Erm, there are good reasons why clues to zombie's actual identity are meant to be deliberately obfuscated.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 15, 2016 01:29 PM (noWW6)

1050 Trump was just playing 12-dimensional checkers - Rush, probably.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 15, 2016 01:29 PM (2PHKP)

1051 996 Think my point is that this isnt fucking South Park.

Posted by: Fnord73 at February 15, 2016 01:21 PM (ZgRru)

How would you like to suck my balls, Fnord73?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 15, 2016 01:29 PM (kpqmD)

1052 1017 Venezuela's Affordable Foodcare Program is going well.

Making food Affordable Again

Food Portability and Protection Act

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 15, 2016 01:29 PM (OvUux)

1053 Still banned . . .?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 15, 2016 01:30 PM (NcEey)

1054 I guess not! Thanks, Ace.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 15, 2016 01:30 PM (NcEey)

1055 Tim, what did you do??
Posted by: mindful webworker
-------------

Crossed the beams?

Posted by: Venezuela Food Desert at February 15, 2016 01:30 PM (RrDm2)

1056 "Venezuela's Affordable Foodcare Program is going well. "

That's because the Republicans didn't let the Venezuelan government implement common-sense socialist reforms the way they should have been.

Bernie won't make that mistake here. It will be beautiful.

(definitely sarcasm)

Posted by: tdarrington at February 15, 2016 01:30 PM (dnWSK)

1057 "Hot Air Refugees. HARefugees. HARFs"


Nice.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 15, 2016 01:30 PM (LA7Cm)

1058 You know why so many paintings look so dark?
Dirt.
I never realized this but paintings done before the advent of the modern camera are coated in dirt and whatever which has darkened and obliterated much of what was visible in the beginning.
Saw some examples of befores and afters of widely known paintings after their cleaning.
Quite a difference.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 15, 2016 10:39 AM

Also coal dust from when they heated w/ coal. Was told this about a painting our museum has by an expert from Chicago Art Institute.

Posted by: Farmer at February 15, 2016 01:31 PM (o/90i)

1059 I will only accept cake from cake girl. Wearing only the apron.

Reminder:

http://tinyurl.com/j6jg799

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 01:31 PM (39g3+)

1060 Mike Hammer: The most romantic line in the English language?
Girls:"Here, let me sew that button back on for you."


Funny thing. At college, being a very worldly-ignorant kid, I asked a girl if she could sew a button back on a shirt for me.

She replied: No, but I can show you how to do it.

Married her. Still together, three grown kids later.

And, usually, she sews the buttons, but at least I can do it if I have to.

Posted by: mindful webworker - forty-six years ago at February 15, 2016 01:31 PM (6MUFb)

1061 Maybe, just maybe, the democrats dont want a civil war? And that the
current president isnt a muslim sneak assassin, but just a guy who
disagrees with you on many issues.



Just saying, y`all. Obama derangement etc.

Posted by: Fnord73 at February 15, 2016 01:13 PM (ZgRru)




And yet, would Obama and the Democrats be behaving any different if those things were true?

Posted by: redbanzai at February 15, 2016 01:31 PM (NPofj)

1062 >>An elegant dinner


And some tears while telling her about your crappy childhood.

Posted by: LIVs at February 15, 2016 01:31 PM (NOIQH)

1063 996 Think my point is that this isnt fucking South Park.



Posted by: Fnord73 at February 15, 2016 01:21 PM (ZgRru)


looks like a sock

Posted by: davidt at February 15, 2016 01:31 PM (8aOqE)

1064 Venezuela's Affordable Foodcare Program is going well.

As long as it's phrased in the form of a tax...

Posted by: Chief Justice John Trebeck at February 15, 2016 01:31 PM (OLNwX)

1065
@ comment #1054,

Welcome back Wolfus. I've been there a couple times myself. - It's a sucky feeling.

But it straightens you out.





Posted by: Trump Super Fan at February 15, 2016 01:32 PM (zhLKc)

1066 He's coming right at us.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 15, 2016 01:32 PM (ieoTI)

1067 "Venezuela's Affordable Foodcare Program is going well. ">>>

Kinda like free healthcare it's great if you can find it.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 15, 2016 01:32 PM (XtAzU)

1068 Remember the restaurant owner who was attacked with a machete?


He has a plan.

http://tinyurl.com/zb9bfsp

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2016 01:32 PM (ptqRm)

1069
I will only accept cake from cake girl. Wearing only the apron.



Reminder:



http://tinyurl.com/j6jg799

Yesss! I was wondering where she had gone.

Posted by: Oldbuffalo at February 15, 2016 01:32 PM (/pOl7)

1070 "So far I haven't seen any of the writers engage the criticism except a brief comment by Jazz Shaw early on."
========

Ed had a kind of terse, glib response on Twitter. Someone asked him if he'd seen the responses, and he said "Some. Decisions' made." And that's it. Can't even be bothered to give 140 characters worth of response.

Posted by: Kensington at February 15, 2016 01:33 PM (7Kbxu)

1071 #923 - but I love Italican food!

Posted by: vivi at February 15, 2016 01:33 PM (11H2y)

1072 Just saying, y`all. Obama derangement etc.

Word.

Posted by: Leftist pukes cheering Scalia's death at February 15, 2016 01:33 PM (La6jE)

1073 1068 Remember the restaurant owner who was attacked with a machete?


He has a plan.

http://tinyurl.com/zb9bfsp
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2016 01:32 PM (ptqRm)

I hope it involves firearms.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 15, 2016 01:34 PM (kpqmD)

1074 I gotta say: Why are the new commentators not copy and pasting from Word?

Everybody knows that's the best way to draft your comments before posting them here.

Posted by: RoyalOil at February 15, 2016 01:34 PM (fQ/0p)

1075 What's amusing is that the Venezuelan socialists see the solution to be a Government fiat that there 'Be more food!' I understand that Mugabe is taking a similar tack.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 15, 2016 01:34 PM (RrDm2)

1076 The machete wielder was named Mohammed Berry? Any relation to the former D.C. mayor?

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 15, 2016 01:34 PM (OvUux)

1077 Saw some examples of befores and afters of widely known paintings after their cleaning.

Yeah, its extremely hard to do right (consider that horrific restoration job that lady did a year or so ago) but they really get a lot brighter and crisper. Plus, unfortunately, some hand-mixed pigments do not age well.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 01:34 PM (39g3+)

1078

While AoSHQ may not be Southpark, Mr. Slave does drop by once in a while to stick a troll up his colon, Paris Hilton Ho Style...

Posted by: Moron Delux at February 15, 2016 01:35 PM (+zqYj)

1079 "#923 - but I love Italican food!"

Time to revisit the annual Spaghetti Harvest?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2016 01:35 PM (ptqRm)

1080 RIP Hot Gas.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 15, 2016 01:35 PM (0LHZx)

1081 but just a guy who
disagrees with you on many issues.


Hear, hear! And one sip of cock doesn't make you gay!

Posted by: Charlie Sheen at February 15, 2016 01:35 PM (OLNwX)

1082 "1074 I gotta say: Why are the new commentators not copy and pasting from Word?

Everybody knows that's the best way to draft your comments before posting them here.
Posted by: RoyalOil at February 15, 2016 01:34 PM (fQ/0p)"

_________________________________________________


Thanks for the helpful advice!

Posted by: NotCoach at February 15, 2016 01:35 PM (rsudF)

1083 What's amusing is that the Venezuelan socialists see the solution to be a Government fiat that there 'Be more food!

When you turn to the government for all your solutions, its all you know.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 01:36 PM (39g3+)

1084

Limbaugh on now explaining [again] that he believes Trump made a strategic decision to make a play for Independents and Moderate Democrats in South Carolina by slamming GW Bush regarding 911 and WMD in Iraq.
- Positions with which I strongly disagree with The Don on, by the way.



Posted by: Trump Super Fan at February 15, 2016 01:36 PM (zhLKc)

1085 Just have the Treasury print more food.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 15, 2016 01:37 PM (ieoTI)

1086 Who was the first to be banned here at Camp Mos Eisley? The most memorable was the GM SUV because that nic and all iterations got the PermaBan.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at February 15, 2016 01:37 PM (PuMwj)

1087 Ugh, this commenting system is so difficult to use. Ace should switch to FB commenting like all the cool right wing sites. Who better to monitor for offensive comments than a disaffected millennial SJW?

Posted by: tdarrington at February 15, 2016 01:37 PM (dnWSK)

1088 You mean here? AoSHQ is *not* South Park?? You're
probably not going to like it here, then. Gateway Pundit is thataway
------------>


Posted by: OregonMuse at February 15, 2016 01:28 PM (01PMj)



It's like Fnord73 doesn't even KNOW us (sob) (slams door, throw self on bed)

Posted by: redbanzai at February 15, 2016 01:37 PM (NPofj)

1089 I will only accept cake from cake girl. Wearing only the apron.



Reminder:



http://tinyurl.com/j6jg799

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 01:31 PM


You, sir, are a great American.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 15, 2016 01:37 PM (Q7bO0)

1090 Limbaugh on now explaining [again] that he believes Trump made a strategic decision to make a play for Independents and Moderate Democrats in South Carolina

Yeah, I said that the night of the debate. And its a dumb ploy in my opinion that is going to cost him significantly. He keeps veering away from the right because he takes his core Republican voters for granted and it cost him in Iowa, I believe.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 01:37 PM (39g3+)

1091 Just have the Treasury print more food.>>>

Digital food FTW.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 15, 2016 01:37 PM (XtAzU)

1092 We do, however, have a surplus Lauren.

Posted by: Lauren at February 15, 2016 01:00 PM (3DIzJ)


It's not surplus. We need it in case our primary Lauren breaks down.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 15, 2016 01:37 PM (8ZskC)

1093 Not sure if it's been covered, but you new guys will have to line up with either the longbow or crossbow factions

Posted by: GT 5.0 at February 15, 2016 01:37 PM (xHm3S)

1094 Let there be tacos!

Posted by: Nicolás Maduro at February 15, 2016 01:37 PM (FkBIv)

1095 "Actually I have another flag, and I am going to get a bigger flag, and I am going to get a Star of David necklace and put it on my chest, and I am going to get a tattoo," he declared. "Honest to God, I am not kidding. They don't scare me. We are Israelis. We are Israelis. We are resilient, we fight back."

"We are used to these bastards," he added. "We are used to these kinds of attacks, that they hate us just for what we are. They don't know us, they don't know anything about us, and they do that. You know, I don't care if I was an Arab or not, because I am an Israeli, and if you don't like Israelis you don't like me."

Ok, someone needs to invite this guy over. It's clear he is moron material.

Posted by: Lauren at February 15, 2016 01:38 PM (3DIzJ)

1096 "Posted by: Trump Super Fan at February 15, 2016 01:36 PM (zhLKc)"

_________________________________________________-

Trump isn't that smart. He just lets words pour from his mouth without thinking.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 15, 2016 01:38 PM (rsudF)

1097 Maduro just told eveyone to grow their own chickens and gardens like he does.

The edict from on high!

Fausta Wertz covers C. and S. America
http://faustasblog.com

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 15, 2016 01:38 PM (OvUux)

1098 >>Ugh, this commenting system is so difficult to use. Ace should switch to FB commenting like all the cool right wing sites.


Another (sock) California transplant....

Posted by: LIVs at February 15, 2016 01:38 PM (NOIQH)

1099 So Trump is going to be the first Democrat to be elected president by running on the Republican ticket?

Thus proving the GOP is now democrat, and the democrat party is now the National Democratic Socialist party, and conservatives are shut out of politics completely.

I see no problem with this arrangement since the United States died November 2012.

Posted by: Esker Lateman at February 15, 2016 01:38 PM (q/VuA)

1100 Just have the Treasury print more food.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 15, 2016 01:37 PM (ieoTI)



Fiat food. It's what's for breakfast.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 15, 2016 01:39 PM (8ZskC)

1101 He keeps veering away from the right because he takes his core Republican voters for granted and it cost him in Iowa, I believe.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 01:37 PM (39g3+)

So GOPe afterall?

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 15, 2016 01:39 PM (oxcYa)

1102
Just have the Treasury print more food.>>>

Digital food FTW.


Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 15, 2016 01:37 PM (XtAzU)

I've heard rumors the rich and powerful were pushing for a foodless society. Maybe now they'll listen.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 15, 2016 01:39 PM (AJeMv)

1103
Commenting "up yours" to a new Poppin' Fresh piece at HA...

Feb 15, 2016 at 1:00 pm Occams Stubble
No comment but here's a lovely picture of what I'm having for lunch.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 15, 2016 01:40 PM (BK3ZS)

1104 "1008




HG'r, dont forget Anna Puma is a GUY... there have been some embarrassing mistakes...

Posted by: Some Dude at February 15, 2016 01:23 PM (+zqYj)"I admit that the champagne, roses, engagement ring and live symphony orchestra were a tad excessive and premature, but he was quite the gentleman and still agreed to dock with me in a show of solidarity.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at February 15, 2016 01:40 PM (4/i9Y)

1105 Obama derangement

Posted by: Fnord73 at February 15, 2016 01:13 PM (ZgRru)


or Occam's razor

Posted by: cool breeze at February 15, 2016 01:40 PM (ckvus)

1106 Limbaugh on now explaining [again] that he believes
Trump made a strategic decision to make a play for Independents and
Moderate Democrats in South Carolina by slamming GW Bush regarding 911
and WMD in Iraq.
- Positions with which I strongly disagree with The Don on, by the way.





Posted by: Trump Super Fan at February 15, 2016 01:36 PM (zhLKc)


That wasn't strategery... that was red-faced, stroke inducing lunacy. Rush likely needs to stop CodePinksplaining Trump and just admit he went off the rails.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 15, 2016 01:40 PM (NPofj)

1107
Taylor @ #1090,

You might be right. I really don't know.
I want to think it didn't significantly hurt him.
I know that as a conservative (who is fully aware that Trump is not a conservative), it didn't hurt my support for him.
And I certainly WANT to believe it didn't hurt Trump.

But I can't pretend like I'm not worried about it... somewhat.


Posted by: Trump Super Fan at February 15, 2016 01:41 PM (zhLKc)

1108 >>"We are used to these kinds of attacks, that they hate us just for what we are. They don't know us, they don't know anything about us, and they do that. You know, I don't care if I was an Arab or not, because I am an Israeli, and if you don't like Israelis you don't like me."


CBD is going to pan this guy's restaurant review.

Posted by: garrett at February 15, 2016 01:41 PM (X5+7H)

1109 Oh..... great...

We're getting a new influx of people with Trump Derangement Syndrome from Hot Air...

Actually.... pretty predictable...

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 15, 2016 01:41 PM (f7rv6)

1110 I find over the years I have come to despise nearly everyone on the supposed right almost as much as I despise the left.

That includes Fox News, National Review, Weekly Standard, most Republican politicians, NY Post, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin (sometimes), and yes Hot Air and their fuckweenie writers and commenters.

Only ones escaping my bitter hatred is Ace of Spades and Breitbart.

Posted by: Burn It Down at February 15, 2016 01:41 PM (qHgBB)

1111
banzai @ #1106,

Yeah, but Trump is ALWAYS red-faced.


Posted by: Trump Super Fan at February 15, 2016 01:42 PM (zhLKc)

1112 Trump was just a raging lunatic on Saturday.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 15, 2016 01:42 PM (0LHZx)

1113 We're getting a new influx of people with Trump Derangement Syndrome from Hot Air...

It's because we have no standards. There needs to be an entrance exam.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 15, 2016 01:42 PM (8ZskC)

1114 Limbaugh on now explaining [again] that he believes
Trump made a strategic decision to make a play for Independents and
Moderate Democrats in South Carolina by slamming GW Bush regarding 911
and WMD in Iraq.
- Positions with which I strongly disagree with The Don on, by the way.





Posted by: Trump Super Fan at February 15, 2016 01:36 PM (zhLKc)


he could have made a similar point in a rational non crazy way. He went way overboard. We already knew he was against the Iraq War.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 01:42 PM (mw8Dm)

1115 Working from home is fun. You know, until you have to actually produce work. So that is what I will try and do. I guess.

Damn the man!

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 15, 2016 01:43 PM (AJeMv)

1116 What are the odds Obama attends Scalia's memorial service and says something gracious and non-vapid?

Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at February 15, 2016 01:43 PM (Sf7oH)

1117 >>And I certainly WANT to believe it didn't hurt Trump.

How many strikes is Trump allowed before you start questioning your support for him?

Posted by: JackStraw at February 15, 2016 01:43 PM (/tuJf)

1118

BTW, if you think comments should be linked, like your beef well done, or don't eat fish tacos, you need to leave. NOW.

Posted by: Moron Delux at February 15, 2016 01:43 PM (+zqYj)

1119 Is it me, or is the "air" getting "tepid" in here?

*opens window*

Posted by: Burn It Down at February 15, 2016 01:43 PM (qHgBB)

1120 OK. No cake or refreshments. Do you accept Groupons?

Posted by: citizenpain1 at February 15, 2016 01:44 PM (H6AH+)

1121 Seein as how it's so cold out, I'd like to to pass out ...uh...blankets, to all the incoming HA refugees. Snuggle up, guys!

Posted by: Andrew Jackson at February 15, 2016 01:44 PM (dRfkS)

1122 WTF?

Drudge: "SCALIA FOUND DEAD WITH PILLOW OVER HIS HEAD"

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 15, 2016 01:44 PM (0LHZx)

1123 "I admit that the champagne, roses, engagement ring
and live symphony orchestra were a tad excessive and premature, but he
was quite the gentleman and still agreed to dock with me in a show of
solidarity.


Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at February 15, 2016 01:40 PM


Which brings us to Horde Rule #1. If you don't know what it is, for the love of all that's Moronic, do not look it up.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 15, 2016 01:44 PM (Q7bO0)

1124 800 He is on the fringes of academia, so he can't get
any traction with it, though, and the rejection is literally driving him
batty.
Posted by: zombie at February 15, 2016 12:44 PM (jBuUi)

Primes are used in cryptography. He should go talk either to people who do encryption or DARPA.

If he can show results, or even better, get PAID for results academia will come to him. And he can buy a Mercedes.
Posted by: Kindltot

862

If he had really disproven the Reimann Hypothesis, he would have been able to claim over a million dollars in prize money. I think if your guy didn't suddenly start living large, he was either deluded or Walter Mitty.

It would be ubercool, though, if you met someone who solved one of the Millennial problems.
Posted by: redbanzai


To him, he HAS disproven it. The proof is right there on the paper.

But it doesn't do any good unless you get official acknowledgment and confirmation from the mathematical community. Without that, no one would care or believe what you are claiming.

It's way beyond a layman's understanding. Way way way way way beyond. Probably only few people in the world can grasp what's going on in the 38-page-long equation/function (or whatever the hell it is). I certainly don't.

His problem is this:

-- He's from overseas, and hardly speaks a word of English. (or any other lingua franca.) So he's excluded from the international community. He had to use auto-translate software to render the textual part of his paper into English, but it's stilted and badly translated, so it is ignored.

-- He doesn't have a professorship. Hence, he is regarded as a fringe kook. He DOES have a PhD in math, but it is not from a top school. His only official "position" is as a "postdoctoral fellow" (i.e. a guy who sits around thinking) at an undistinguished provincial university in a non-first-world country. In other words, he's a nobody.

-- There are other ACTUAL "fringe kooks" who sometimes make similar grandiose claims, and they've "poisoned the well" with their idiotic kookery, and this guy feels he is being unfairly lumped in with the kook brigade. As a result, he can't rally get the attention of the Big Boys he'd need to confirm his discovery.

You may remember the amazing case of Srinivasa Ramanujan, an Indian amateur math-doodler with NO education who on his own made incredible breakthroughs -- which were totally ignored by and unknown to the math community until he wrote letters to the math department at Cambridge and FINALLY got their attention.

This could be a similar situation.

Personally, I believe him, but I'm not a mathematician, so I don't really know for sure.

Posted by: zombie at February 15, 2016 01:44 PM (jBuUi)

1125 That wasn't strategery... that was red-faced, stroke
inducing lunacy. Rush likely needs to stop CodePinksplaining Trump and
just admit he went off the rails.


Posted by: redbanzai at February 15, 2016 01:40 PM (NPofj)

He's got to play Switzerland like most talk show yappers are currently doing. Can't afford to split his viewership by planting a flag. Seems to be the norm this year. Trump vs Cruz is almost as big a deal as Team Jacob vs Team Edward.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 15, 2016 01:44 PM (2PHKP)

1126
Also, it seems like Trump is good at feigning flustered anger is similar to Phil Helmuth feigning being on tilt.

He's good at making his opponents think he's lost it and totally out of control.
...And yet, he keeps kicking their asses.



Posted by: Trump Super Fan at February 15, 2016 01:45 PM (zhLKc)

1127 "It's because we have no standards. There needs to be an entrance exam."


But no math.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 15, 2016 01:45 PM (LA7Cm)

1128 Tornado season going on in the South. In another month, it'll be starting here in OK. I'm getting excited.

Posted by: Soona at February 15, 2016 01:45 PM (Fmupd)

1129 It's time to wake up Mr. Moo Moo. That is a day old or so now.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 15, 2016 01:46 PM (WVsWD)

1130 >>Posted by: Esker Lateman at February 15, 2016 01:38 PM (q/VuA)


I am not sure why you suddenly think the GOP nominating liberals is a surprise. What do you think Dole, McCain, Boehner, Ryan, McConnell, and Jeb Bush all were? Trump is running as a moderate promising to give conservatives some of what they want, especially on hot button issues like immigration.


This is probably the best deal we will get.

Posted by: Doomberg at February 15, 2016 01:46 PM (hNPOD)

1131 Anna Puma is a GUY? WTF?

It was startling enough to find out that fluffy is a guy...

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 15, 2016 01:46 PM (u0lmX)

1132 1121
Seein as how it's so cold out, I'd like to to pass out ...uh...blankets, to all the incoming HA refugees. Snuggle up, guys!

Posted by: Andrew Jackson at February 15, 2016 01:44 PM (dRfkS)

I shouldn't have laughed. But I laughed.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 15, 2016 01:47 PM (2PHKP)

1133 "What are the odds Obama attends Scalia's memorial service and says something gracious and non-vapid?"


About as likely as the Earth stop spinning and begin falling toward the Sun.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 15, 2016 01:47 PM (LA7Cm)

1134 It's time to wake up Mr. Moo Moo. That is a day old or so now.
Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 15, 2016 01:46 PM (WVsWD)

Be careful what you wish for and anyway that story has been updated: The guy said was not ON his face but above his head--Maybe blocking the light? I do that sometimes

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 01:47 PM (mw8Dm)

1135 You're going to need more staff.

Posted by: Cindy Munford at February 15, 2016 01:48 PM (7Lm22)

1136 Anna Puma is a GUY? WTF?

It was startling enough to find out that fluffy is a guy...
Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 15, 2016 01:46 PM (u0lmX)

You all do know I have 3 legs right?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 01:48 PM (mw8Dm)

1137 dont forget Anna Puma is a GUY... there have been some embarrassing mistakes...

Don't be ridiculous. Anna is a cat.

He's got to play Switzerland like most talk show yappers are currently doing.

Rush never takes a side on any presidential primary, ever. You can usually tell who he'd prefer, but he never endorses anyone. He's been doing this since before Clinton was elected and it has always been the same.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 01:48 PM (39g3+)

1138 >>We're getting a new influx of people with Trump Derangement Syndrome from Hot Air...

That was bringing down the neighborhood over there. Maybe it is good that HA shot itself in the head today.

On a related note, TDS among conservatives is exactly why Trump is comfortable moving back to the left. They will forgive him anything because.....WALL!

Posted by: tdarrington at February 15, 2016 01:48 PM (dnWSK)

1139 1129 It's time to wake up Mr. Moo Moo. That is a day old or so now.
Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 15, 2016 01:46 PM (WVsWD)

______

Dude, that's on Drudge right now. Chill the fuck out.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 15, 2016 01:48 PM (0LHZx)

1140 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 15, 2016 01:47 PM (LA7Cm)

I imagine they got out the champagne at the WH when they heard the news.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 15, 2016 01:48 PM (u0lmX)

1141
1116 What are the odds Obama attends Scalia's memorial service and says something gracious and non-vapid?
Posted by: Northernlurker


Goes to Scalia's viewing. It is open casket. Whips out phone and snaps a selfie with Nino's corpse.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 15, 2016 01:49 PM (BK3ZS)

1142 Anna Puma is a GUY? WTF?

It was startling enough to find out that fluffy is a guy...



AP is a guy? Really?

How did I miss that?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 15, 2016 01:49 PM (LUgeY)

1143 "Be careful what you wish for....."

I got no problems with the Monsieur. Salt. Grain.

Ya know.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 15, 2016 01:49 PM (WVsWD)

1144 >>Anna Puma is a GUY? WTF?

Psssssst...elaxray, it was a okejay.

Posted by: LIVs at February 15, 2016 01:49 PM (NOIQH)

1145 I'm lazy, what happened at Hot Air?

Posted by: Feh at February 15, 2016 01:49 PM (0maDP)

1146 Drudge is a day old now a days alot of you all have not noticed

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 01:49 PM (mw8Dm)

1147 Jeb hit Trump with a "reality show host vs. my brother was President" attack.

In response Trump picked up Jeb and drop-kicked him out into the parking lot.

Posted by: eman at February 15, 2016 01:49 PM (MQEz6)

1148 he could have made a similar point in a rational non crazy way. He went way overboard. We already knew he was against the Iraq War.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 01:42 PM (mw8Dm)


-----------------------


As were many conservatives if I'm remembering correctly.

Posted by: Soona at February 15, 2016 01:49 PM (Fmupd)

1149 You all do know I have 3 legs right?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 01:48 PM (mw8Dm)

Three-legged Jewish dentist, amirite?

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 15, 2016 01:50 PM (u0lmX)

1150 I remember when Anna Puma was Chelsea Puma. Never understood the change then. Still don't. Not that it matters in any form.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 15, 2016 01:50 PM (WVsWD)

1151 "Which brings us to Horde Rule #1. If you don't know what it is, for the love of all that's Moronic, do not look it up.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 15, 2016 01:44 PM (Q7bO0) "

Don't confuse the refugees. What he meant to say is that you should look up all terms that you don't recognize, preferably at work or in front of impressionable children.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at February 15, 2016 01:50 PM (4/i9Y)

1152 Dollars to doughnuts Anna Puma's gonna shoot somebody when next they check the 'HQ.


I've got intuition about stuff like this.

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at February 15, 2016 01:51 PM (6JL3d)

1153 As were many conservatives if I'm remembering correctly.
Posted by: Soona at February 15, 2016 01:49 PM (Fmupd)

many? no
Some, yes for many different reasons.
Me I was not against the War, Just against how it was waged

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 01:51 PM (mw8Dm)

1154 Doomberg at February 15, 2016 01:46 PM

First, I'm not suddenly[/i waking up to GOP liberals.

Second,
Trump is running as a moderate

No Trump is running as a democrat. He is running against the GOP party leadership as a republican.

Even the 'moderate' republicans don't attack GW Bush. They might mumble some disagreement, or simply not voice their support, but they don't attack him like Trump just did.

Posted by: Esker Lateman at February 15, 2016 01:51 PM (q/VuA)

1155 Clearly, Ace expects us to kill more of the refugees before he opens up a new post.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at February 15, 2016 01:51 PM (Qvgg/)

1156 Y'all are NOW on notice about Mrs. Munford. She will disembowel you with courtesy. She will slay you with humble approaches. She is going to eat your lunch, after you have had all you wanted and she flags down the waiter to pay the bill. She is a low down dirty junkyard dog that will slobber all over your new Crocs, while mugging for pets.

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 15, 2016 01:51 PM (OvUux)

1157 Saw some examples of befores and afters of widely known paintings after their cleaning.
Quite a difference.


The Sistine Chapel is a famous example of this. It was coated with candle soot and diesel smoke from the city. When they cleaned it, exposing the bright colors, a lot of people thought it looked better before.

Posted by: bonhomme at February 15, 2016 01:52 PM (jhqr1)

1158

Huh! Odd what?

Posted by: Esker Lateman at February 15, 2016 01:52 PM (q/VuA)

1159 HA seems to have solved the problem of too many commenters, seems like.

Wonder how many will migrate over?
Posted by: irongrampa at February 15, 2016 10:32 AM (P/8aq)

Boo!

Posted by: katy the mean old lady at February 15, 2016 01:52 PM (Ip5f/)

1160 "Chill the fuck out"

I'm chill Moo. The speculation on where the pillow was is not new.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at February 15, 2016 01:52 PM (WVsWD)

1161 "Also, zombie's a girl. I don't know why people don't know this, but she's said so on several occasions."

You could tell that through her stories implicitly. The libtard husband of one of her friends removed what he thought were politically incorrect travellogues from her bag.

He would not have done that to a man, no matter how conservative the man was or how libtarded he was.

Posted by: angela urkel at February 15, 2016 01:52 PM (dRfkS)

1162 >>"What are the odds Obama attends Scalia's memorial service and says something gracious and non-vapid?"

Has he posted a picture of himself as tribute to Scalia, yet?

Obama's schedule: Golf, Scalia Memorial, DNC fundraiser

Posted by: tdarrington at February 15, 2016 01:53 PM (dnWSK)

1163 1156

Dear Lord!!!

Posted by: Cindy Munford at February 15, 2016 01:53 PM (7Lm22)

1164

Yeah, Phil Helmuth is a master at "blowing up" after losing a hand in poker (that he "should have won") and making his opponents think he's gone out of control, off the rails, big time tilt.
That's when his opponents think they have him right where they want him.
They misread him.
And he eats their lunch. BIG TIME.

It seems to me that Trump plays a similar game to great effect.
It explains why he keeps kicking everyone's ass.
They keep saying, "Oh man! That Trump has finally done it! He's gone to far! He's done! Toast!"
And yet Trump keeps rolling over the field.






Posted by: Trump Super Fan at February 15, 2016 01:53 PM (zhLKc)

1165 This could be a similar situation.

Personally, I believe him, but I'm not a mathematician, so I don't really know for sure.

Posted by: zombie at February 15, 2016 01:44 PM (jBuUi)


Could be that his proposal has some flaw that's glaringly obvious to serious mathematicians, but not to him. Sort of like perpetual motion cranks.


If the guy is on the up and up, and not a crank, he should try to hook up with at least one individual who has cred in mathematical circles, and work jointly to rewrite and co-publish the paper. If he thinks that his idea has worth beyond his getting recognition for it, he should not object to that tack.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 15, 2016 01:53 PM (Z8fuk)

1166 1145
I'm lazy, what happened at Hot Air?

Posted by: Feh at February 15, 2016 01:49 PM (0maDP)
Some say lightning may have hit it, starting the fire. Others claim a stray cigarette butt.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 15, 2016 01:53 PM (2PHKP)

1167 TDS among conservatives is exactly why Trump is comfortable moving back to the left. They will forgive him anything because.....WALL!
**********************

If you think that constitutes the bulk of Trump's support, you are a fucking idiot.

Posted by: Burn It Down at February 15, 2016 01:54 PM (qHgBB)

1168 inneresting

Posted by: Feh at February 15, 2016 01:54 PM (0maDP)

1169 "Boo!
Posted by: katy the mean old lady at February 15, 2016 01:52 PM (Ip5f/)"

_____________________________________________

Damn it, I thought I was leaving you behind too!

Posted by: NotCoach at February 15, 2016 01:54 PM (rsudF)

1170 "Dear Lord!!!"
========

It's true. Cindy Munford is vicious. And viscuous.

Posted by: Kensington at February 15, 2016 01:54 PM (7Kbxu)

1171 Welcome Gassers! You may now remove your pants.
Posted by: Moron Deluxe at February 15, 2016 10:41 AM (+zqYj)
Thank God! I was trying to be ladylike.

Posted by: katy the mean old lady at February 15, 2016 01:54 PM (Ip5f/)

1172 Jeb hit Trump with a "reality show host vs. my brother was President" attack.

It was half a good attack. The problem is, having a brother who was president doesn't recommend you at anything. Jeb is a hapless wretch who can't even campaign well.

Mocking Trump for making a reality show: good tactic
Praising your brother by contrast: stupid

He should have talked about what he was accomplishing (if anything) while governor during that time, showing he has skills and presidential characteristics as opposed to being a showman.

But he even failed at that and left himself wide open.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 01:54 PM (39g3+)

1173 >>I'm lazy, what happened at Hot Air?



Changed their commenting platform to *facebook*
Many (most?)of the commenters split...and some have landed here.

Posted by: LIVs at February 15, 2016 01:55 PM (NOIQH)

1174 "Also, zombie's a girl. I don't know why people don't know this, but she's said so on several occasions."


Could be a well constructed cover.

Posted by: navybrat at February 15, 2016 01:55 PM (8QGte)

1175 oh:

HA: "Internet standards and technology have moved beyond this kind of system"

wut

Posted by: Feh at February 15, 2016 01:55 PM (0maDP)

1176 I was in an earlier, abandoned thread when a bunch of HA "refugees" surrounded me and started commenting about my chest and how "chilly it must be in here", and then offered to rub my butt. And I'm a dude!

It was all so humiliating.Trump can't buld that wall fast enough.

Posted by: jwpaine, otherized for your protection at February 15, 2016 01:56 PM (wKcQA)

1177 ....not even any of those complimentary small shampoo bottles or soaps?

Posted by: citizenpain1 at February 15, 2016 01:56 PM (H6AH+)

1178 Yeah, but Trump is ALWAYS red-faced.




Posted by: Trump Super Fan at February 15, 2016 01:42 PM (zhLKc)


Naaaa... he is usually an orangish hew with white circles round his eyes:-P

Posted by: redbanzai at February 15, 2016 01:56 PM (NPofj)

1179 Some say lightning may have hit it, starting the fire. Others claim a stray cigarette butt.


I'm still not certain the insurance company will replace the whole thing.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 15, 2016 01:56 PM (LUgeY)

1180 I'm lazy, what happened at Hot Air?


They never should have switched to hydrogen.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 15, 2016 01:56 PM (8ZskC)

1181 "1163 1156

Dear Lord!!!
Posted by: Cindy Munford at February 15, 2016 01:53 PM (7Lm22)"

__________________________________________________

Cindy!

BTW, a helpful link for the fubar posting system they have here.

http://tinyurl.com/za8aqzr

They should probably changed to Facebook posting around here.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 15, 2016 01:56 PM (rsudF)

1182 Some, yes for many different reasons.
Me I was not against the War, Just against how it was waged
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 01:51 PM (mw8Dm)


----------------


I was against it because of the stated long-term goals. I knew the American people would never have the strength for it. Especially if a dem won the WH again.

I knew it would be a repeat of Vietnam, and it was.

Posted by: Soona at February 15, 2016 01:56 PM (Fmupd)

1183

Reverse Alaskan Pipeline Throwdown!

LGF vs. HA!

Posted by: Moron Delux at February 15, 2016 01:57 PM (+zqYj)

1184
banzai @ #1178,

LOL. Too true!


Posted by: Trump Super Fan at February 15, 2016 01:57 PM (zhLKc)

1185 He should have talked about what he was accomplishing (if anything) while governor during that time, showing he has skills and presidential characteristics as opposed to being a showman.



Heaven fucking forefend he ever say what he's going to do if elected.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 15, 2016 01:58 PM (LUgeY)

1186 I was against it because of the stated long-term goals. I knew the American people would never have the strength for it. Especially if a dem won the WH again.

I knew it would be a repeat of Vietnam, and it was.
Posted by: Soona at February 15, 2016 01:56 PM (Fmupd)

I don't think it was a repeat of Vietnam but I get what your saying.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 01:58 PM (mw8Dm)

1187 Venezuela's Affordable Foodcare Program is going well.
Posted by: Boss Moss at February 15, 2016 01:25 PM (ieoTI)


I understand there is a lot of money to be made smuggling Venezuelan subsidized food back into Colombia and selling it at market prices.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 15, 2016 01:58 PM (q2o38)

1188 1145
I'm lazy, what happened at Hot Air?

Posted by: Feh at February 15, 2016 01:49 PM (0maDP)
Some say lightning may have hit it, starting the fire. Others claim a stray cigarette butt.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 15, 2016 01:53 PM (2PHKP)


Flame throwing tanks, ordered to attack by Janet Reno.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 15, 2016 01:58 PM (Dj0WE)

1189 You dirty rat. You dissed my brother.

Posted by: Jeb Cagney at February 15, 2016 01:58 PM (FkBIv)

1190 I'm not going to fall into the conspiracy trap. It seems he was in friendly territory.

Better explanation: He was having heart attack but passed it off as "indigestion", didn't feel well, went to bed at 9, the rest of the guests were noisy, he put pillow over head to drown out sound, died of aforementioned heart attack.

Posted by: tdarrington at February 15, 2016 01:58 PM (dnWSK)

1191 >>"Also, zombie's a girl. I don't know why people don't know this, but she's said so on several occasions."


Zombie has also inferred that there is more than one blogger who posts under than nom de plume (a shared effort).

I like that zombie keeps it anonymous.
And if you're not familiar with zombie's work, I highly recommend you check out the Folsom Street Fair posts. Really --- go now!

Posted by: Lizzy at February 15, 2016 01:58 PM (NOIQH)

1192 Wow almost 1200 comments. Good job, Horde!

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at February 15, 2016 01:58 PM (mYj3l)

1193 "wut"


I know, right?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 15, 2016 01:58 PM (LA7Cm)

1194 I met zombie at one of those nudist colonies in the desert, you know, the colonies near the mud ponds. She's a hot pagan chick with dreadlocks and henna tattoos.

Wait, I may be confusing her in memory with this bespectacled art historian type who wears wool cardigans and has a grey, wispy beard and smokes a sandblasted Dunhill.

Can't remember.

Posted by: Feh at February 15, 2016 01:59 PM (0maDP)

1195 ""Some say lightning may have hit it, starting the fire. Others claim a stray cigarette butt.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 15, 2016 01:53 PM (2PHKP) "

AP seen taking out an expensive insurance policy on the site Saturday morning, and feeding his cats caviar and foie gras this afternoon.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at February 15, 2016 01:59 PM (4/i9Y)

1196 The most scandalous thing about Trump I have seen is on the dailymail RIGHT NOW.

Why in the world is his daughter modeling? She's like a 2.5!

http://tinyurl.com/jg6k53g

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 15, 2016 01:59 PM (OvUux)

1197 I knew it would be a repeat of Vietnam, and it was.

Posted by: Soona at February 15, 2016 01:56 PM (Fmupd)


Not even in the same universe.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 15, 2016 02:00 PM (zc3Db)

1198 >>Reverse Alaskan Pipeline Throwdown!

Sounds like someone had a happy Valentine's day!

Posted by: tdarrington at February 15, 2016 02:00 PM (dnWSK)

1199 If you think that constitutes the bulk of Trump's support

No, but the wall is the fallback. As long as he keeps that up, his staunchest defenders will always defend him no matter what else he does, has done, says, argues, or how he acts. Its the bottom line for them.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 02:00 PM (39g3+)

1200 Oh my. Rush just insinuated Trump is threatening 3rd party if the RNC doesn't stop being meany pants.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 15, 2016 02:00 PM (2PHKP)

1201 "What happened at HotAir?"

All the trolls are enraged that now they have to use their real names from Facebook and take responsibility for their comments.

Posted by: Esker Lateman at February 15, 2016 02:00 PM (q/VuA)

1202

Cagney @ #1189,

LOL.

"You dissed my brother, but you won't diss me! Come and get me Trumpsters!"



Posted by: Trump Super Fan at February 15, 2016 02:00 PM (zhLKc)

1203 >>They should probably changed to Facebook posting around here.

What sayeth the horde - is that a barreling offense?

Posted by: The hungry, hungry Barrel at February 15, 2016 02:01 PM (NOIQH)

1204 Is the bark on those trees in the picture edible at least?

Posted by: citizenpain1 at February 15, 2016 02:01 PM (H6AH+)

1205

Taylor @ #1199,

Spot on.



Posted by: Trump Super Fan at February 15, 2016 02:01 PM (zhLKc)

1206 1170It's ten pounds and I'm working on it.

Posted by: Cindy Munford at February 15, 2016 02:01 PM (7Lm22)

1207 Zombie has also inferred that there is more than one blogger who posts under than nom de plume (a shared effort).

Posted by: Lizzy at February 15, 2016 01:58 PM (NOIQH)


BZZZZT!

The speaker "implies". The listener "infers".

Pet Peeve #11286

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 15, 2016 02:02 PM (zc3Db)

1208 since when do ewoks have FB accounts?

Posted by: Feh at February 15, 2016 02:02 PM (0maDP)

1209 >>Oh my. Rush just insinuated Trump is threatening 3rd party if the RNC doesn't stop being meany pants.

Shocking.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 15, 2016 02:02 PM (/tuJf)

1210 >>The speaker "implies". The listener "infers".



Yarghpfft!

Posted by: The hungry, hungry Barrel at February 15, 2016 02:03 PM (NOIQH)

1211 This thread is approaching limburger cheese status.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at February 15, 2016 02:03 PM (pVkEV)

1212 I was against it because of the stated long-term goals. I knew the American people would never have the strength for it. Especially if a dem won the WH again.

I knew it would be a repeat of Vietnam, and it was.


A valid and reasonable concern - and it played out much like that. Not an exact repeat, but I do understand what you are saying.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 02:03 PM (39g3+)

1213 Where are the headlines? My favorites are Gawker, Buzz Feed, Slate and David Brooks.

Posted by: Ted Torgerson at February 15, 2016 02:03 PM (6HWvp)

1214 Zombie lives and works in San Francisco where gender is fluid and can be whatever you want it to be, and it can change hour by hour.

So don't go tagging Zombie with a gender since gender is an artificial construct imposed by the White Patriarchy.

Posted by: Esker Lateman at February 15, 2016 02:03 PM (q/VuA)

1215 1150 I remember when Anna Puma was Chelsea Puma. Never understood the change then. Still don't. Not that it matters in any form.
Posted by: Tim in Illinois
--------
Everyone was a Chelsea in one shape or form.
Came from the Chelsea Manning debacle.


What's the casualty count so far?

Posted by: Chi at February 15, 2016 02:04 PM (OUpHg)

1216 Awesome, with this new influx of gassy commenters I just earned oldschool status.

According to me.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 15, 2016 02:04 PM (ubByS)

1217 So.

Have any of the invaders from Hot Air trashed the blog while I was gone?

Or did you all do your normal trashing with no outside help?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 15, 2016 02:04 PM (Xo1Rt)

1218
BAMA @ #1200,

I've been listening to Rush's program since it's start today.
At no point has he suggested or in anyway insinuated that Trump is threatening 3rd party.

That wouldn't even make sense because Trump is on the verge of taking over the party.




Posted by: Trump Super Fan at February 15, 2016 02:04 PM (zhLKc)

1219 Why in the world is his daughter modeling? She's like a 2.5!

http://tinyurl.com/jg6k53g

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 15, 2016 01:59 PM (OvUux)


In the runway shots, she seems to be made up like a zombie. Scroll down to the more casual shots, and she looks pretty cute.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 15, 2016 02:04 PM (Z8fuk)

1220 "1213 Where are the headlines? My favorites are Gawker, Buzz Feed, Slate and David Brooks.
Posted by: Ted Torgerson at February 15, 2016 02:03 PM (6HWvp)"

________________________________________________


Ok, that was a good one.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 15, 2016 02:04 PM (rsudF)

1221 If Ruth Bader Ginsburg were found dead with a pillow over her face the left would be extremely evenhanded about it, so we need to just calm down and accept the autopsy report.

Which didn't happen. "Unnecessary."

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 15, 2016 02:05 PM (ubByS)

1222 I highly recommend you check out the Folsom Street Fair posts. Really --- go now!
Posted by: Lizzy


BUT beware, what has been seen cannot be unseen.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 15, 2016 02:05 PM (FkBIv)

1223 Oh my. Rush just insinuated Trump is threatening 3rd party if the RNC doesn't stop being meany pants.

Trump seemed to insinuate that in a speech in South Carolina today. Its all about him, so it wouldn't surprise me if he did pull that trigger if not nominated.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 02:05 PM (39g3+)

1224
1. You want SMOD
2. You'll settle for NOOD
3. You get 1200 comments about HA

Posted by: jwpaine, otherized for your protection at February 15, 2016 02:06 PM (wKcQA)

1225 Snort.

Trump just called Cruz an unstable person.


Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 15, 2016 02:06 PM (2PHKP)

1226 So.

Have any of the invaders from Hot Air trashed the blog while I was gone?

Or did you all do your normal trashing with no outside help?



Nah, mostly they just touch the Sacred Hobo Pelt when they think no one's looking, but other than that they've been pretty well-behaved.

I think they're too scared to do anything else.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 15, 2016 02:06 PM (LUgeY)

1227
C: Figures. Predictable, really I suppose. It was an act of purest optimism to have posed the question in the first place....... Tell me:

O: Yessir?

C: (deliberately) Have you in fact got any cheese here at all?

O: Yes,sir.

C: Really?

(pause)

O: No. Not really, sir.

C: You haven't.

O: Nosir. Not a scrap. I was deliberately wasting your time,sir.

C: Well I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to shoot you.

O: Right-0, sir.

(The customer takes out a gun and shoots the shopkeeper)

C: What a senseless waste of human life.

Posted by: Moron Delux at February 15, 2016 02:06 PM (+zqYj)

1228 You're going to miss the weekly link to Charles Blow, and the occasional link to Sally Kohn. I'm tellin' ya.

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 15, 2016 02:06 PM (OvUux)

1229 ...sheesh! I'm so hungry, I could eat a long cat!

Posted by: citizenpain1 at February 15, 2016 02:06 PM (H6AH+)

1230 "All the trolls are enraged that now they have to use their real names from Facebook and take responsibility for their comments.

Posted by: Esker Lateman at February 15, 2016 02:00 PM (q/VuA) "

Yes, because it's impossible to make a fake FB account. So the trolls can still comment anonymously, while the change to FB will freeze out 90%+ of the legitimate commenters, who simply don't have the time or inclination to create a sockpuppet account just for commenting on one site.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at February 15, 2016 02:06 PM (4/i9Y)

1231

Straw @ #1209,

Yes, shocking because it is totally FALSE.

Like I said, I'm listening to Rush's program now as I have been since it started.
He has said absolutely nothing of the sort.



Posted by: Trump Super Fan at February 15, 2016 02:06 PM (zhLKc)

1232 >>BUT beware, what has been seen cannot be unseen.


You're no fun!

Posted by: Lizzy at February 15, 2016 02:06 PM (NOIQH)

1233 Some say lightning may have hit it, starting the fire. Others claim a stray cigarette butt.

Eeyore kicked over a lantern in Mrs. O'Leary's barn.

Posted by: cool breeze at February 15, 2016 02:07 PM (ckvus)

1234 Snort.

Trump just called Cruz an unstable person.


Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 15, 2016 02:06 PM (2PHKP)


He's radioactive!

Posted by: The Donald's Complicated Combover at February 15, 2016 02:07 PM (zc3Db)

1235 I met Zombie once. It ended as you'd expect.

Posted by: Daryl Dixon at February 15, 2016 02:07 PM (7qAYi)

1236 I knew the American people would never have the strength for it. Especially if a dem won the WH again.

I completely missed it. I honestly thought the enemy was overseas.

Posted by: t-bird at February 15, 2016 02:07 PM (yddCj)

1237 I've been listening to Rush's program since it's start today.
At no point has he suggested or in anyway insinuated that Trump is threatening 3rd party.

That wouldn't even make sense because Trump is on the verge of taking over the party.






Posted by: Trump Super Fan at February 15, 2016 02:04 PM (zhLKc)
Have you tried taking your fingers out of your ears? Because the link is posted on Drudge's website, stating that Trump says the RNC is in default of their pledge. If you can't figure out what he's threatening there, then I can't help you.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 15, 2016 02:07 PM (2PHKP)

1238 You're going to miss the weekly link to Charles Blow, and the occasional link to Sally Kohn. I'm tellin' ya.

You can still read the posts. Just don't comment.

Posted by: Esker Lateman at February 15, 2016 02:08 PM (q/VuA)

1239 rememeber that episode of STAR TREK where kirk was split into a bad kirk and a weak kirk? sometimes trump reminds me of that

he'll rant about how awful cruz is and then the next day he's a swell guy, just fantastic

or maybe there's TWO TRUMPS

Posted by: lancewing splover at February 15, 2016 02:08 PM (zgHLA)

1240 Trump should buy Greece and declare himself emperor



Posted by: Feh at February 15, 2016 02:08 PM (0maDP)

1241 No, but the wall is the fallback. As long as he keeps that up, his staunchest defenders will always defend him no matter what else he does, has done, says, argues, or how he acts. Its the bottom line for them.
**************************

No, it's the fact that he is not establishment. The amount of hatred the conservative base has for the establishment now is translating into massive support for Trump. To us the GOPe is the greater enemy than the Democrats, and must be eviscerated once and for all.

Posted by: Burn It Down at February 15, 2016 02:08 PM (qHgBB)

1242 1235 I met Zombie once. It ended as you'd expect.

Posted by: Daryl Dixon at February 15, 2016 02:07 PM (7qAYi)

------------------------------------------------

With an insatiable craving for brains?

Posted by: Doomberg at February 15, 2016 02:08 PM (hNPOD)

1243 I don't understand people. I really don't.

They'll claim that Trumps is a showman, a clown, he's putting on an act etc.

Then in the very next sentence will exclaim how angry, or stupid, or crass or ignorant he is.

If it's an act, then it's all an act. If he's being real then it's all real.

You can't figure out that a lot of what he says is strictly to get his name out there in the headlines and make his foes say stupid stuff and not be able to talk about what they want to because the media is too busy asking about what Trump just said?

Don't you GET IT?!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 15, 2016 02:09 PM (Xo1Rt)

1244 >>Yes, shocking because it is totally FALSE.

>>Like I said, I'm listening to Rush's program now as I have been since it started.
He has said absolutely nothing of the sort.

Then he's about the only person not saying it. Trump himself has been saying today that the RNC is in default of the deal they made.

http://tinyurl.com/z2g2rh3

Posted by: JackStraw at February 15, 2016 02:09 PM (/tuJf)

1245 "1221 If Ruth Bader Ginsburg were found dead with a pillow over her face the left would be extremely evenhanded about it, so we need to just calm down and accept the autopsy report.

Which didn't happen. "Unnecessary."

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 15, 2016 02:05 PM (ubByS) "

Well, if that happened, it would obviously be foul play. RBG is far too frail to actually lift a pillow on her own.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at February 15, 2016 02:09 PM (4/i9Y)

1246

BAMA @ #1225,

Cruz may be a stable person. But - unfortunately - under the Constitution, Cruz is ineligible to be president.

If you're born in a foreign country, you're not a "natural born" citizen of the US.
(How I wish it were not so.)



Posted by: Trump Super Fan at February 15, 2016 02:09 PM (zhLKc)

1247 Have you tried taking your fingers out of your ears? Because the link is posted on Drudge's website, stating that Trump says the RNC is in default of their pledge. If you can't figure out what he's threatening there, then I can't help you.


Dude, dial it back a few notches.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 15, 2016 02:10 PM (LUgeY)

1248 Ole Bernie is starting to scare me a bit. I know the superdelegates are still with the Hildebeast but how long before they start migrating? And if Bernie wins the nom, what are his chances of winning outright?

I don't trust the voting population anymore.

Posted by: Soona at February 15, 2016 02:10 PM (Fmupd)

1249 Posted by: lancewing splover
----------------
Hmmm.
That's an odd handle...
Another rare sighting? Or coincidence?

Posted by: Chi at February 15, 2016 02:10 PM (OUpHg)

1250 The death of HotAir's comment section was long overdue.

https://youtu.be/kpjWox_c9Ig?t=89

Posted by: Fritz at February 15, 2016 02:10 PM (UzPAd)

1251 Canadians are known for their unstable nature.

(Just kidding; don't hurt me.)

Posted by: eman at February 15, 2016 02:10 PM (MQEz6)

1252 Posted by: JackStraw at February 15, 2016 02:09 PM (/tuJf)

Ta-Da! Magic. lol

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 15, 2016 02:10 PM (2PHKP)

1253 I believe Trump is serious about the wall because it solves (or lessens the impact) of so many of our problems.

With one act he will solidify the American people behind anything else that he does.

A wall will slow the flood of benefit sucking invaders, slow the influx of wage suppressors, decrease the number of health care free riders, increase jobs along the border.

Show the rest of the world that America means business. (in so many ways)

It's a big win to build that Wall.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 15, 2016 02:12 PM (Xo1Rt)

1254 Posted by: JackStraw at February 15, 2016 02:09 PM (/tuJf)

Really??? NEW YORK DAILY NEWS????

The site that called Trump supporters Nazis and Brain dead???

THAT is your source?

/facepalm

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 15, 2016 02:12 PM (f7rv6)

1255 OH, and it will be forever known as Trump's Wall.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 15, 2016 02:12 PM (Xo1Rt)

1256 1249: Nah, just a sock (and uh, sometimes misspell) I use for random thoughts, presented in a semi-illiterate way.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at February 15, 2016 02:12 PM (zgHLA)

1257
Straw @ #1244,

Well, it comes as no surprise that the Establishment GOP is reneging on it's deal with the Ultimate Outsider, Trump.

But I have not heard the phrase (or even the insinuation of) "third party" escape Trump's mouth despite the Establishment GOP's betrayal.




Posted by: Trump Super Fan at February 15, 2016 02:12 PM (zhLKc)

1258 It's probably time for the new guys to start pulling their weight around here and agitate ace to wake up and post something substantive.

Just trying to help you guys fit in.

Posted by: t-bird at February 15, 2016 02:12 PM (yddCj)

1259 ThePrimordialOrderedPair: BZZZZT!
The speaker "implies". The listener "infers".
Pet Peeve #11286


Relieved not to have to say that, thanks.

Posted by: The 8th Grade English schoolmarm who lives in mindful webworker's head at February 15, 2016 02:12 PM (6MUFb)

1260
Let there be tacos!
Posted by: Nicolás Maduro at February 15, 2016 01:37 PM (FkBIv)


Empanadas and Arepas.

Posted by: Kindltot - Ethnic Food Pedant at February 15, 2016 02:12 PM (q2o38)

1261
No, it's the fact that he is not establishment. The amount of hatred the conservative base has for the establishment now is translating into massive support for Trump. To us the GOPe is the greater enemy than the Democrats, and must be eviscerated once and for all.-----Burn It Down

The fantasy is that Trump will somehow damage or destroy the GOPe. I see no evidence to support such a belief. It also seems making trump the nominee is the best way to make Hillary our first woman president.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at February 15, 2016 02:13 PM (uhftQ)

1262 test

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 15, 2016 02:13 PM (AJeMv)

1263 Really??? NEW YORK DAILY NEWS????



The site that called Trump supporters Nazis and Brain dead???



THAT is your source?



/facepalm

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 15, 2016 02:12 PM (f7rv6)
Also in print at Drudge, with link to The State in SC. Trump is quoted.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 15, 2016 02:14 PM (2PHKP)

1264 You all do know I have 3 legs right?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 01:48 PM (mw8Dm)


Of course. You don't eat a pig like that in one go.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 15, 2016 02:14 PM (q2o38)

1265

How about a nice sit-down dearie? I know how you get when you don't get your morning sit-down...

> Palladium membership with jar of HoboBait if you can ID the original source <

Posted by: Kaboom! at February 15, 2016 02:14 PM (+zqYj)

1266 >>Really??? NEW YORK DAILY NEWS????

>>The site that called Trump supporters Nazis and Brain dead???

>>THAT is your source?

Did you bother to read it before engaging your caps lock of shock? It has quotes from Trump and everything.

But if you don't like that one google Trump 3rd party and pick the link you like. It's not like either the Daily News or I made it up.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 15, 2016 02:14 PM (/tuJf)

1267
Let.It.Burn


For some values of 'it'.

Posted by: Esker Lateman at February 15, 2016 02:15 PM (q/VuA)

1268 They've found that the one phrase that indicates a Trump supporter is "I don't believe the government listens to me anymore".

This is why Trump is gathering supporters over all parties and demographics.

Anyone who still feels that what they want is being listened to by government will not be a supporter. Not even Cruz supporters.

It's at Breitbart. (yeah I know they might as well be conservatvietreehouse but still.)

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 15, 2016 02:15 PM (Xo1Rt)

1269 Also good to know for the Gasfugees, boss man doesn't usually post actually content until after 1pm EST. So what you're seeing now is sort of a normal occurrence.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 15, 2016 02:15 PM (AJeMv)

1270 Trump says the RNC is in default of their pledge. If you can't figure out what he's threatening there, then I can't help you.

To be fair, that could just be him leaning on the RNC, using an old negotiation tactic of not so subtly reminding the other party of the consequences of not keeping their end.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 02:16 PM (39g3+)

1271 As of comment 1247,

- 9 hits for Jeb
- 11 hits for Rubio
- 16 hits for Cruz
- 100+ hits for Trump

Posted by: Who People Are Talking About at February 15, 2016 02:16 PM (T78UI)

1272 Have you tried taking your fingers out of your ears? Because the link is posted on Drudge's website, stating that Trump says the RNC is in default of their pledge. If you can't figure out what he's threatening there, then I can't help you.
**********************

I've had to read a lot about Trump's business strategy in the past to understand what he's doing now. I believe this is Trump rattling his saber as a way to make the GOP piss their pants and compel them to stop attacking him. I don't think he would go third party, but he has to make them believe he would. You really have to know Trump through and through so these reports don't make you piss your pants either, which is difficult given how much we hear or read about him is filtered through a bigoted media and even the GOPe itself.

Posted by: Burn It Down at February 15, 2016 02:16 PM (qHgBB)

1273 I don't trust the voting population anymore.

I'd rather be laughing my ass off with Uncle Bernie all the way down The Final Decline than have Hilldatron 5.0 taking all the credit.

Posted by: t-bird at February 15, 2016 02:17 PM (yddCj)

1274 It also seems making trump the nominee is the best way to make Hillary our first woman president.


Trump disabled her "Repumpkin War on Womynz" bullshit in one fell swoop by pointing out her whorehopping hubby's many abuses of women.

If he wants the nom, that's what he should stick to. Attacking others in the field isn't helping him. There's nothing wrong with Cruz and he's not the enemy: TFP and his sycophants on the left are.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 15, 2016 02:17 PM (LUgeY)

1275 for anyone who needs a laugh...

The Iranian Ambassador to the UN had just finished giving a speech, and
walked out into the lobby of the convention center where he was
introduced to a United States Marine Corps General.
As they talked, the Iranian said, "I have just one question about what I have seen in America."
The General said, "Well, is there anything I can do to help?"
The Iranian whispered, "My son watches this show called 'Star Trek' and in it there is... Kirk who is Canadian, Chekhov who is
Russian, Scotty who is Scottish, Uhura who is black, and Sulu who is
Japanese, but there are NO Muslims. My son is very upset and doesn't
understand why there aren't any Iranians, Iraqis, Afghans, Egyptians,
Palestinians, Saudis, Syrians, or Pakistanis on 'Star Trek'.
"The General leaned toward the Iranian Ambassador, and whispered in his ear, "That's because it takes place in the future..."

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 15, 2016 02:18 PM (ZpwZ/)

1276 the GOPe is a lying sack of sh*t (duh)

Trump moves the Overton window (thank you)

the moved window makes Cruz possible (thank you)

if evidence shows that the USA won't elect Cruz, then Trump loses 80% value

HRC or Sanders or some Dem stooge becomes POTUS and America as it has been ceases completely to exist

that about right?

Posted by: Feh at February 15, 2016 02:18 PM (0maDP)

1277 I think that Trump will wait till the convention.

If they try to broker it when he has the popular vote then he will leave.

And he will take his supporters with him plus all the others that aren't part of the GOP.

I for one will not vote for the GOP candidate if they try to steal the nomination.

I've got to check what the rule in PA is for write ins.

Some states have weird rules about that.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 15, 2016 02:18 PM (Xo1Rt)

1278 The fantasy is that Trump will somehow damage or destroy the GOPe. I see no evidence to support such a belief.
**************************

Except the evidence that he's beating all the establishment candidates, yes nothing to see here.

Ah, the old "Stalking horse" conspiracy that Trump is tanking the election to get his BFF Shrillary elected. Go watch the X-Files and stop pissing on this thread.

Posted by: Burn It Down at February 15, 2016 02:19 PM (qHgBB)

1279 Drudge is a day old now a days alot of you all have not noticed

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 01:49 PM (mw8Dm)


Oh noes... they got to Matt, too.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 15, 2016 02:19 PM (NPofj)

1280 Without Trump the gope would have had to push Cruz aside and they were ready to do that.

At best you would get Cruz/Jeb or Cruz/Rubio.

Both would be epic fails.

Trump, in spite of and because of all his faults, has given us the chance to fuck the gope up the ass.

It's about time, too.

Posted by: eman at February 15, 2016 02:19 PM (MQEz6)

1281

Christopher Taylor,

Limbaugh just now making the point you made earlier of how utterly lame it is that Jeb has to call on big brother ex-pres to make the case for his floundering candidacy.




Posted by: Trump Super Fan at February 15, 2016 02:19 PM (zhLKc)

1282 Posted by: Dead Parrot Society

test

Trying typing that three times fast!

Posted by: t-bird at February 15, 2016 02:20 PM (yddCj)

1283
Excellent analysis, except the GOPe doesn't really want to win this time. Thus, they get to blame Trump for the snafu And alsoto woodshed all you conservatives, when Madame Hillary takes the helm next year. We told you not to vote for Trump!
Don't worry, 2017 will be so completely appalling that the democrat brand will be buried as well.
Thereafter an AI will be running the country and wewill be trying to avoid the terminators . . .
(Cue theme music)

Posted by: simplemind at February 15, 2016 02:21 PM (C6xeQ)

1284 Content-Free Monday!

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 15, 2016 02:21 PM (OvUux)

1285 Not very politically astute, but after the Saturday night debate, I'm just shaking my head, and not buying big ticket items for a couple of years.

Posted by: kraken at February 15, 2016 02:21 PM (sdxPm)

1286 - 9 hits for Jeb

I'm catching a whiff! Closing in on 2nd place!

Posted by: Jeb-mentum! at February 15, 2016 02:21 PM (yddCj)

1287
The translation for the Welsh word for peach is woolly plum.

Your welcome.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 15, 2016 02:22 PM (iQIUe)

1288 1275: Kirk's an American. Born in Iowa and everything. (Shatner's a Canadian, and so was Riker...) First American to play the lead role in a Star Trek TV show was Avery Brooks.

The Iranian really needs to get his facts straight. Jeez.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at February 15, 2016 02:22 PM (zgHLA)

1289


Red @ #1275,

LOL!


Posted by: Trump Super Fan at February 15, 2016 02:22 PM (zhLKc)

1290 Drudge is a day old now a days alot of you all have not noticed

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 01:49 PM (mw8Dm)


Oh noes... they got to Matt, too.
Posted by: redbanzai at February 15, 2016 02:19 PM (NPofj)

Drudge is a good composite of stories and sometimes has some "new"things but it does not really break any News anymore

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 02:22 PM (mw8Dm)

1291

☛ ☮ ☚

Posted by: Dirty Hippie at February 15, 2016 02:23 PM (FkBIv)

1292 who's a disgusting prick? Trump?

I nominate Sid Blumenthal

Posted by: Feh at February 15, 2016 02:23 PM (0maDP)

1293
Except the evidence that he's beating all the establishment candidates, yes nothing to see here.

Ah, the old "Stalking horse" conspiracy that Trump is tanking the election to get his BFF Shrillary elected. Go watch the X-Files and stop pissing on this thread.-------Burn It Down
Because he's winning he is going to destroy the GOPe? I see him doing the opposite of that if he takes it all. Again, wishful thinking on your part.
Don't know where you got the stalking horse thing from. I don't think he is. I DO think that President Hillary will be the unintended result.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at February 15, 2016 02:23 PM (uhftQ)

1294 Is this the gun thread?

Posted by: tu3031 at February 15, 2016 02:23 PM (YFFpo)

1295 Man, that would've been a great time to bust out an old sock. You know, that anchorwoman who had an assistant feed her lines from Wikipedia?

Man, those were good times.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at February 15, 2016 02:23 PM (zgHLA)

1296 Trump's speaking now at a press conference.

He needs an advisor to tell him when to drop shit.

Posted by: jwest at February 15, 2016 02:24 PM (Zs4uk)

1297 WTF? Still here?

It's like this;


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUi1PdYn5nk

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 15, 2016 02:24 PM (kKHcp)

1298 Limbaugh just now making the point you made earlier of how utterly lame it is that Jeb has to call on big brother ex-pres to make the case for his floundering candidacy.


Posted by: Trump Super Fan at February 15, 2016 02:19 PM (zhLKc)


It's a pretty stupid example to point to, anyway. George W came into Washington with the GOP holding the White House, House and Senate and left with the GOP holding NOTHING and being a total pariah in the nation. Not quite the example to use ...

Then again, Jebbers isn't the sharpest tool in the shed.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 15, 2016 02:24 PM (zc3Db)

1299 They'll claim that Trumps is a showman, a clown, he's putting on an act etc.
Then in the very next sentence will exclaim how angry, or stupid, or crass or ignorant he is.
If it's an act, then it's all an act. If he's being real then it's all real.
...
Don't you GET IT?!
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 15, 2016 02:09 PM (Xo1Rt)

Yeah it's Trump derangement syndrome. Guess what: he doesn't need the whole conservative base. He's already reaching out to the left, look at the stupid asinine shit he said about George W. Bush. That pisses me off, but Obama proved it's a viable electoral strategy, so... reap the whirlwind. It's the Republicans' fault for letting their brand get so damaged, not Trump's for exploiting it.

To me the issue is: what amount of non-conservative squishery am I willing to accept in the name of detonating the GOPe?

As long as he holds firm on amnesty, well, pretty much anything. Social issues are off the table for me. It's not worth the energy. And that's the main fixation of the average leftist. Coherent foreign policy is a must, but I think he'll do that. Honestly, who fucking cares who we ally with? We're at the end of 20th century power alignments, let's do the best thing for the US, whatever that ends up meaning.

The important thing is leeching support from the left among the 18-35 demo. If they can be convinced to change their minds even a fraction, even just for a week, and suddenly see what it's like to be on the outside of the leftist social structure looking in - they'll never go back. And that's what's needed. If it takes the reality of Donald Trump in the oval office to make that happen, so be it.

War.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 15, 2016 02:24 PM (ubByS)

1300 What was her name? Man, that's killing me.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at February 15, 2016 02:24 PM (zgHLA)

1301 Also, did we ever find out who Phone was?

Posted by: Lance McCormick at February 15, 2016 02:25 PM (zgHLA)

1302 Christopher Taylor,

Limbaugh just now making the point you made earlier


I started listening to Limbaugh during Desert Storm. Even though I stopped listening about the time he took a hiatus to kick Oxy, he taught me well.

I think everyone here forgets how much we owe Limbaugh.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 02:25 PM (39g3+)

1303 He needs an advisor to tell him when to drop shit.
Posted by: jwest at February 15, 2016 02:24 PM (Zs4uk)

Fucking seriously.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 15, 2016 02:25 PM (ubByS)

1304 Soledad Obrien's earpiece.

Posted by: simplemind at February 15, 2016 02:25 PM (C6xeQ)

1305
Did you bother to read it before engaging your caps lock of shock? It has quotes from Trump and everything.

But if you don't like that one google Trump 3rd party and pick the link you like. It's not like either the Daily News or I made it up.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 15, 2016 02:14 PM (/tuJf)


I did go to Drudge to look it up ....

And his quote is NOT a threat, unless you take it as such.

Its an Observation...

This is what folks do.... they take a simple statement, and then LOAD it with meaning....

Trump is not being treated fairly in by the Party in the way they are stacking the debate audiences....

Nor is Cruz being treated fairly.

So.... a statement about not being treated fairly is blown out of proportion to mean he is running third party and the SKY IS FALLING!

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 15, 2016 02:25 PM (f7rv6)

1306 Who here would have guessed Ace takes President's Day so seriously?

Posted by: CozMark at February 15, 2016 02:26 PM (CbGSW)

1307 >>What was her name? Man, that's killing me.


Soledad O'Brien?

Posted by: Lizzy at February 15, 2016 02:26 PM (NOIQH)

1308 He needs an advisor to tell him when to drop shit.
Posted by: jwest at February 15, 2016 02:24 PM (Zs4uk)


So does MUMAR

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 02:26 PM (mw8Dm)

1309 Yeah, Soledad. I knew it was O'something, but try and Google that.

Good times.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at February 15, 2016 02:27 PM (zgHLA)

1310 I'm sure in blaming Bush, Barak is just playing to the lefty base.

Posted by: Skip at February 15, 2016 02:27 PM (BkhW6)

1311 1296 Trump's speaking now at a press conference.

He needs an advisor to tell him when to drop shit.

Posted by: jwest at February 15, 2016 02:24 PM (Zs4uk)

Concern..... noted...

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 15, 2016 02:27 PM (f7rv6)

1312 I think everyone here forgets how much we owe Limbaugh.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 02:25 PM (39g3+)

Everyone already forgets how much we owe Trump for boxing out Jeb.

Of course, as weak as Jeb is, he would never have held on. But it would have sucked for him to build any kind of lead and then have had to fight his OP GOPe palace guard. I exit polled with the DDHQ in NH, you would not believe how many R voters pulled the lever for Bush. I was blown away.

Obviously it was only 10% but hearing that name over and over again was maddening. I kept my cool though.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 15, 2016 02:27 PM (ubByS)

1313 That was the best sock, though Amy Schumer maaaaay end up being better.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at February 15, 2016 02:27 PM (zgHLA)

1314 2629 comments on the Hot Air meltdown thread. Wow, that move to Facebook sure is paying off to increase the number of posts at HA.

HA has been Zuckerschlonged...

Posted by: Alf767 at February 15, 2016 02:27 PM (VtSj9)

1315 We had 9-11 and Bush still didn't secure the border. Sadly, that told me just about all I needed to know about him. Most political capital in history we would have had 80%+ support to secure the border in the wake of 9-11, but he didn't, and instead tried to pass amnesty.

Posted by: Duncan MacLeod, The Highlander at February 15, 2016 02:27 PM (COpZ4)

1316
So.... a statement about not being treated fairly is blown out of proportion to mean he is running third party and the SKY IS FALLING!
A statement: Nice house you got there, be a shame if sumthin' happened to it.

Posted by: simplemind at February 15, 2016 02:27 PM (C6xeQ)

1317 Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hossein Jaberi Ansari on Monday said that a shipment of advanced Russian S-300 missile defense systems is currently on its way to Iran, following many years of delay over sanctions against the transfer.


Be a shame if the boat sank or the plane crashed!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 02:28 PM (mw8Dm)

1318 Have you tried taking your fingers out of your ears?
Because the link is posted on Drudge's website, stating that Trump says
the RNC is in default of their pledge. If you can't figure out what
he's threatening there, then I can't help you.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 15, 2016 02:07 PM (2PHKP)


I dunno. He might be threatening to take them all off his Christmas card list.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 15, 2016 02:28 PM (q2o38)

1319 No, it's the fact that he is not establishment. The
amount of hatred the conservative base has for the establishment now is
translating into massive support for Trump. To us the GOPe is the
greater enemy than the Democrats, and must be eviscerated once and for
all.

Posted by: Burn It Down at February 15, 2016 02:08 PM (qHgBB)

So this is just a massive oppositional defiance tantrum? Cause that seems kinda... suicidal... when we have a sane candidate that the GOPe also hates.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 15, 2016 02:28 PM (NPofj)

1320 It's a pretty stupid example to point to, anyway. George W came into Washington with the GOP holding the White House, House and Senate and left with the GOP holding NOTHING

____

You could say the same about Clinton...came in with Dem House and Senate and left with Republicans controlling all federal govt.

And if by some miracle a Republican wins in november, Obama will have done the same.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 15, 2016 02:29 PM (0LHZx)

1321 "

Posted by: Dirty Hippie"


Get him!

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 15, 2016 02:29 PM (LA7Cm)

1322 Be a shame if the boat sank or the plane crashed!

They can do both!

Posted by: The Mossad at February 15, 2016 02:29 PM (zgHLA)

1323 President's Day. Another liberal made up holiday to dilute our praise and thankfulness for our Founding Fathers.

Most of the millenials think of them as old white guys who owned slaves n' stuff.

Never once understanding where we all would be if it weren't for their intestinal fortitude and intelligence.

The NEA owes the citizens of the US an apology for destroying the next generations who will most likely destroy the US. Unless actions are taken NOW.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 15, 2016 02:29 PM (Xo1Rt)

1324 Also in print at Drudge...

Drudge links InfoWars frequently. Just sayin'.

On this particular subject, he happens to be right, but Drudge is not the most reliable.

Posted by: bonhomme at February 15, 2016 02:29 PM (jhqr1)

1325
It's a pretty stupid example to point to, anyway.
George W came into Washington with the GOP holding the White House,
House and Senate and left with the GOP holding NOTHING and being a total pariah in the nation. Not quite the example to use ...



Then again, Jebbers isn't the sharpest tool in the shed.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 15, 2016 02:24 PM (zc3Db)

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
GWB will stump for his brother but when Obama and Hillary were dismantling everything we had gained in Iraq and the ME, he was painting pictures of his dog and his backyard.

Posted by: CozMark at February 15, 2016 02:29 PM (CbGSW)

1326 The Islamic State group has already used chemical weapons "numerous times," and is planning to carry out a chemical attack against the United States, according to American intelligence, presented by US National Intelligence director James Clapper at a panel of intelligence heads at the Munich Security Conference this weekend.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 02:29 PM (mw8Dm)

1327 We had 9-11 and Bush still didn't secure the border. Sadly, that told me just about all I needed to know about him. Most political capital in history we would have had 80%+ support to secure the border in the wake of 9-11, but he didn't, and instead tried to pass amnesty.
Posted by: Duncan MacLeod, The Highlander at February 15, 2016 02:27 PM (COpZ4)

He was a good man but a bad president. He blew it on the border, on the tenor and aim of military action in the middle east, by ceding the field to the left culturally, and by signing the housing act bill that led to the crisis. Without GWB there is no Obama.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 15, 2016 02:30 PM (ubByS)

1328 Everyone already forgets how much we owe Trump for boxing out Jeb.

Yeah, although Jeb is such a weak, terrible candidate he probably would have cratered on his own. Now Rubio, I dunno. He might have done well. But Cruz is doing very, very well and I don't know if he would have without Trump there to block for him.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 02:30 PM (39g3+)

1329 >>So.... a statement about not being treated fairly is blown out of proportion to mean he is running third party and the SKY IS FALLING!

You're the one with the out of control caps lock.

Nobody is saying the sky is falling. Well the owners of Hot Air might be but not about this issue.

Trump made a very big deal early on about keeping his 3rd party options open. He then relented and made a very big deal of signing the pledge that he would not go 3rd party. It's not a huge jump in logic to assume that because he is now saying the RNC broke the deal that he would be referring to the one and only thing the deal controlled, namely that anyone who participated in the Republican primary would pledge to not run 3rd party.

Yes, it is an observation.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 15, 2016 02:30 PM (/tuJf)

1330 "And if you're not familiar with zombie's work, I highly recommend you
check out the Folsom Street Fair posts. Really --- go now! "

=========

But...you know...brace yourself first.

Posted by: Kensington at February 15, 2016 02:30 PM (7Kbxu)

1331 Nor is Cruz being treated fairly.



So.... a statement about not being treated fairly is blown out of
proportion to mean he is running third party and the SKY IS FALLING!

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 15, 2016 02:25 PM (f7rv6)

But nobody in DC likes Cruz.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 15, 2016 02:30 PM (T78UI)

1332 Over 1300 comments and it going on 3 pm ace time.

Someone check Ace's bedroom. We dont need another Scalia....

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 15, 2016 02:31 PM (iQIUe)

1333
Taylor @ #1302,

MEGADITTOS!


(But you might find this interesting: I started listening to El Rushbo after he kicked and came back from the pills. - The very day.)




Posted by: Trump Super Fan at February 15, 2016 02:31 PM (zhLKc)

1334 I've learned from the past twenty years that no matter who I vote for or what I do, even when I rally for and vote for the GOPe's favorite candidate, if the GOP lises, it's automatically my fault as a conservative.

Fuck that.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 Gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at February 15, 2016 02:31 PM (mYj3l)

1335 Trump has a very good chance of beating whomever the Demonrats nominate...

Cruz, and the GOPe preferred candidates, such as Jeb!, Rubio, etc, do not...

it's really that simple, no matter how unhappy reality makes you.

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 15, 2016 02:31 PM (ZpwZ/)

1336 Attention all the New commenter refugees from the HotAir implosion:

Pay no attention to Monsieur Moo Moo.

He is our pet troll. He is never wrong always correct.

We are always wrong and never correct.

He is a rich money making fool who deigns to bless us with his presence and erudition on all topics.

In other words he's a snarky nitwit that we tolerate because every village needs an idiot.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 15, 2016 02:32 PM (Xo1Rt)

1337 I'll get you, my pretties...

And your little Tea Party too!


*cackle cackle cackle*

Posted by: Office of the Chief Justice Elect - Loretta Lynch at February 15, 2016 02:32 PM (iQwFx)

1338 Still propagating the "Bush was a good man trope?"
sigh

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 15, 2016 02:32 PM (OvUux)

1339 "Who here would have guessed Ace takes President's Day so seriously?"
========

The man has a lot of respect for Barack Obama and the other Presidents.

Posted by: Kensington at February 15, 2016 02:32 PM (7Kbxu)

1340 Donald Trump is not a savior, or a monster.

He's just Donald Trump.

A business man that loves his Country and wants prosperity.

This Country needs a man like him as President.

Stop being afraid.

Posted by: eman at February 15, 2016 02:32 PM (MQEz6)

1341 Unless actions are taken NOW.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 15, 2016 02:29 PM (Xo1Rt)

I read that as useless.
And immediately thought of Animal House.

And, it's mostly too late anyways. From here on in events and experience will be the harsh teachers of us all.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 15, 2016 02:32 PM (kKHcp)

1342
Ghost @ #1299,


>> It's the Republicans' fault for letting their brand get so damaged, not Trump's for exploiting it. <<

-- SPOT ON!






Posted by: Trump Super Fan at February 15, 2016 02:32 PM (zhLKc)

1343 >>Someone check Ace's bedroom. We dont need another Scalia Breitbart....


*sniff*

Posted by: Lizzy at February 15, 2016 02:32 PM (NOIQH)

1344 So this is just a massive oppositional defiance tantrum? Cause that seems kinda... suicidal... when we have a sane candidate that the GOPe also hates.
Posted by: redbanzai at February 15, 2016 02:28 PM (NPofj)

rb the question here is can Cruz get lefties to vote for him in the numbers needed to win the white house.

Trump could. *Could.* There's a possibility. I'm not saying he will, I'm saying he *could*

Cruz just couldn't. The left will hang his senate record around his neck and drive ever young person into the arms of Sanders. Aside from whoever's directing his commercials he lacks the panache to appeal to the soft coddled tapioca brains of the contemporary American center and left.

I regret this immensely but I don't think I'm wrong on it.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 15, 2016 02:32 PM (ubByS)

1345
What was her name? Man, that's killing me.
Posted by: Lance McCormick


Mrs. Haber?

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 15, 2016 02:32 PM (kdS6q)

1346 "planning to carry out a chemical attack against the United States"

on it

Posted by: Top Obama Men at February 15, 2016 02:32 PM (0maDP)

1347 We had 9-11 and Bush still didn't secure the border.
Sadly, that told me just about all I needed to know about him. Most
political capital in history we would have had 80%+ support to secure
the border in the wake of 9-11, but he didn't, and instead tried to pass
amnesty.

Posted by: Duncan MacLeod, The Highlander at February 15, 2016 02:27 PM (COpZ4)

But, ROP!

Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 15, 2016 02:32 PM (T78UI)

1348 Cruz came at Trump with a knife.

Trump came back with a bazooka.

Did Cruz think Trump was going to hit him with "My esteemed friend may have misspoke"?

Posted by: jwest at February 15, 2016 02:33 PM (Zs4uk)

1349 Pay no attention to Monsieur Moo Moo.

He is our pet troll. He is never wrong always correct.

We are always wrong and never correct.

He is a rich money making fool who deigns to bless us with his presence and erudition on all topics.

In other words he's a snarky nitwit that we tolerate because every village needs an idiot.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 15, 2016 02:32 PM (Xo1Rt)


And those are his good points.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 02:33 PM (mw8Dm)

1350 #1325: what she said, in spades

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 15, 2016 02:33 PM (ZpwZ/)

1351 So this is just a massive oppositional defiance tantrum? Cause that seems kinda... suicidal... when we have a sane candidate that the GOPe also hates.
*******************************

I support Cruz as well, so both candidates are acceptable. If it's Rubio, I stay home and join the secessionist movement.

And re: equivocating Trump support with childish tantrums: kindly go fuck a cactus.

Posted by: Burn It Down at February 15, 2016 02:33 PM (qHgBB)

1352
eman @ #1341,

Very well said.


Posted by: Trump Super Fan at February 15, 2016 02:33 PM (zhLKc)

1353 I think my favorite sock people use here is a tie between Things Jefferson Never Said and Charles Gibson.

The problem is, the historical context of both is so remote now they aren't very effective any longer, which is sad. So much fun stuff done with them.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 02:33 PM (39g3+)

1354 Everyone already forgets how much we owe Trump for boxing out Jeb.



Of course, as weak as Jeb is, he would never have held on. But it
would have sucked for him to build any kind of lead and then have had to
fight his OP GOPe palace guard. I exit polled with the DDHQ in NH, you
would not believe how many R voters pulled the lever for Bush. I was
blown away.



Obviously it was only 10% but hearing that name over and over again was maddening. I kept my cool though.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 15, 2016 02:27 PM (ubByS)

Trump deserves credit for several things (the Overton Window thing, promising the wall and pointing out its insane to import people who hate us to name a few)... but none of those things include being a reliable conservative (or, ya know, not a Democrat) and none of them mean he would be a good President.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 15, 2016 02:34 PM (NPofj)

1355 >>>Someone check Ace's bedroom. We dont need another Scalia....<<<

Or Eliot Spitzer

Posted by: Fritz at February 15, 2016 02:34 PM (UzPAd)

1356 1314 2629 comments on the Hot Air meltdown thread. Wow, that move to Facebook sure is paying off to increase the number of posts at HA.

HA has been Zuckerschlonged...
Posted by: Alf767 at February 15, 2016 02:27 PM (VtSj9)

__

I do wonder though how much of that matters. What % of readers are also commenters? My guess is it's a small %. So HotGas loses that small % of readers, but potentially gains a lot more now that it's open to the world.

Who knows.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 15, 2016 02:34 PM (0LHZx)

1357 Interesting primaries this time around. The establishment in both parties are being threatened. That's one of the reasons it's so messy. I expect it to get more messy.

I'm predicting chaos. Seriously. And Scalia's death will only add to it.

Posted by: Soona at February 15, 2016 02:34 PM (Fmupd)

1358 Scalia was Ace? And now Ace is dead?

You bastards, you killed Ace.

Posted by: Esker Lateman at February 15, 2016 02:34 PM (q/VuA)

1359
its going to be a brokered convention, and the best deal maker/negotiator will wind up with the nomination.
So lay in supplies of anxiolytics and vodka for the Cleveland Convention. Its gonna be wild.

Posted by: simplemind at February 15, 2016 02:34 PM (C6xeQ)

1360
Scalia was Buzzion.
Now Buzz is really dead.

Posted by: simplemind at February 15, 2016 02:34 PM (C6xeQ)

1361 1339
Still propagating the "Bush was a good man trope?"

sigh


He liked America and was proud to be American.*






*Unlike the Lazy Spendthrift College Kid currently sleeping on the White House sofa...

Posted by: Office of the Chief Justice Elect - Loretta Lynch at February 15, 2016 02:35 PM (iQwFx)

1362 "Someone check Ace's bedroom. We dont need another Scalia"


He did say yesterday that he'd be taking it easy today.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 15, 2016 02:35 PM (LA7Cm)

1363 A business man that loves his Country and wants prosperity.

This Country needs a man like him as President.

Stop being afraid.
Posted by: eman at February 15, 2016 02:32 PM (MQEz6)

Exactly. The leftist notion that we need an "elite" to run things is poisonous. Any average person not Of the Washington Body is all that is needed. That person also needs to the wealth and pure, simple crossgrainedness to resist being pressured or bought once in office.

Trump's a long shot but he's the only shot, in my opinion. To reiterate:

1) Can the GOP candidate attract blue collar dem voters?
2) How much leftist squishery can we tolerate in the name of destroying the GOPe?

If 1 is your primary concern, Trump is your man. If 2 is your primary concern, you're going to go with Cruz and hope 1 isn't what will end up deciding whether our country continues to exist.

But you know it is.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 15, 2016 02:35 PM (ubByS)

1364 /get off me , witch

Posted by: Mortimer at February 15, 2016 02:35 PM (iQwFx)

1365 Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 15, 2016 02:32 PM (ubByS)

Its not the Left's votes...

Its the 42% of the electorate registered Independent....

The voters who BOTH parties have managed to piss off...

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 15, 2016 02:36 PM (f7rv6)

1366 I hated Trump's debate performance, it made me sick. But it doesn't matter. Being not GOPe does. Unfortunately.

It's going to be a long year.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 15, 2016 02:36 PM (ubByS)

1367 comments at HA today are finally worth reading.

Posted by: hold this spot at February 15, 2016 02:36 PM (Wqjad)

1368
He did say yesterday that he'd be taking it easy today.

Yes, but taking it easy is one thing, assuming room temperature is taking it a bit too far.

Posted by: simplemind at February 15, 2016 02:36 PM (C6xeQ)

1369 He did say yesterday that he'd be taking it easy today.>>>

Mr fancy pants reading the content.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 15, 2016 02:36 PM (XtAzU)

1370 You could say the same about Clinton...came in with Dem House and Senate and left with Republicans controlling all federal govt.

And if by some miracle a Republican wins in november, Obama will have done the same.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 15, 2016 02:29 PM (0LHZx)


Yeah ... that is some company George W is in. Clinton had overseen the worst fall of political power in Washington until Bush totally blew him away. He left with the dems holding a supermajority in the House and giving up the White House to a friggin Indonesian, America-hating dog-eater who isn't even eligible for the job, and, on top of that, Bush had people in his own friggin cabinet shilling for Barky.

As to Barky, the fact that he won re-election in 2012 after having the most pathetic, anti-American, insane loser of a treasonous first term and was shielded from impeachment by the Vichy GOP says all one needs to know ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 15, 2016 02:36 PM (zc3Db)

1371 I think you're right, Kari

Trump has had plenty of opportunities to blow the smoke away and show that he's an experienced, sober, trustworthy adult reformer

that's all that's required to defeat HRC and that BS guy

even Dems are looking for a reason to vote for somebody else

Posted by: Feh at February 15, 2016 02:36 PM (0maDP)

1372
Mark @ #1325 said:

>> GWB will stump for his brother but when Obama and Hillary were
dismantling everything we had gained in Iraq and the ME, he was painting
pictures of his dog and his backyard. <<

- Thank you for saying that!
I was very angry at GW Bush for keeping mum as Obama destroyed his most important work.
And NOW he wants to weigh in??!!!



Posted by: Trump Super Fan at February 15, 2016 02:36 PM (zhLKc)

1373 Its not the Left's votes...
Its the 42% of the electorate registered Independent....
The voters who BOTH parties have managed to piss off...
Posted by: Don Quixote at February 15, 2016 02:36 PM (f7rv6)

But these people are culturally leftist. They don't want to be racist and they like gay people just fine. If there wasn't that much cultural weight arrayed against the GOP they'd be republican.

This is GWB's greatest failing, abandoning the culture to the left without a fight.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 15, 2016 02:36 PM (ubByS)

1374
Trump has a very good chance of beating whomever the Demonrats nominate...

Cruz, and the GOPe preferred candidates, such as Jeb!, Rubio, etc, do not...

it's really that simple, no matter how unhappy reality makes you.-----redc1c4

You must have access to some "interesting" polls then.
Sorry folks, the "facts" are not on your side.
And for the record, I WISH they were.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at February 15, 2016 02:37 PM (uhftQ)

1375 Critics always try to rewrite history or leave out facts that may dispute their positions.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 15, 2016 02:37 PM (1g+wZ)

1376 Pay no attention to Monsieur Moo Moo.

He is our pet troll. He is never wrong always correct.

We are always wrong and never correct.


My favorite Moo Moo moment is when I talked about how Microsoftie DINKs rail over the 1% and yet they're the 1% of their area.

Moo then proceeded to tell me that in Seattle, they're not that rich. I reminded him that Microsofties live in Bellevue, Kirkland, Issaquah, Redmond and several other areas in which 450K+/year actually is the 1%.

He then told me that 450+K/year isn't much in Seattle, ignoring my comment.

Ad nauseam.

Oh, and Moo loves abortion. He'd bathe in the blood of babies daily if he could afford it. Which he totally could, because he's so much richer than you.

Posted by: bonhomme at February 15, 2016 02:37 PM (jhqr1)

1377 Yes, but taking it easy is one thing, assuming room temperature is taking it a bit too far.


I distinctly remember Ace using the word, "chill."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 15, 2016 02:38 PM (LUgeY)

1378 I've learned from the past twenty years that no matter who I vote for or what I do, even when I rally for and vote for the GOPe's favorite candidate, if the GOP loses, it's automatically my fault as a conservative.

Yeah exactly. The hell with them and their party. The hell with the way things have always worked. The hell with "we gotta stop the other guys then do what they wanted anyway." Fifteen times in a row. I maybe Charlie Brown but Lucy has yanked that football away for the last time.

They drew that line in the sand then walked over it and took a huge dump on my pizza in 2014 and that's it, no more.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 02:38 PM (39g3+)

1379 Scalia was Ace? And now Ace is dead?

You bastards, you killed Ace.
Posted by: Esker Lateman at February 15, 2016 02:34 PM (q/VuA)

haha can you imagine.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 15, 2016 02:38 PM (ubByS)

1380 1361, you sure about that? He let the democrats and the media walk all over him. Aside from getting some temporary tax cuts through, what the hell did he do that was "conservative?" He was the kinder, gentler face of the same GOPe. It's perfectly clear in hindsight. Sure he wasn't a foreign born America hater, but he didn't exactly do anything to make America better. Creating the DHS and TSA was a total clusterstook.

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 15, 2016 02:38 PM (OvUux)

1381
Has Ace joined Buzzion in the great beyond?

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 15, 2016 02:38 PM (HSmrB)

1382 What if there was a new thread, but it was *below* this one, and we didn't see it? Wouldn't that blow your mind?

*checks*

Oh, never mind then. So, uh, aliens, amirite?

Posted by: Lance McCormick at February 15, 2016 02:38 PM (zgHLA)

1383 PS to new commenters.

Dont use comment number, use the time stamp because when the ban hammer strikes it's like balefire; all their comments even the past ones will disappear and the comments are re numbered.

I assume that MUMR got zotted once again. (he's our pet crazy who shows up with insane comments using proxy sites but who's craziness is obvious and the mods zap him out.)

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 15, 2016 02:39 PM (Xo1Rt)

1384 In other words he's a snarky nitwit that we tolerate because every village needs an idiot. "


Go on...

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2016 02:39 PM (ptqRm)

1385 1380
1361, you sure about that?




Yes.



Posted by: Mortimer at February 15, 2016 02:39 PM (iQwFx)

1386 My goodness. We still lost in the woods

Posted by: ThunderB at February 15, 2016 02:39 PM (zOTsN)

1387 Yo, Ace DEAD! He DEAD!

Posted by: That Guy Who Always Thinks Everybody Is Dead at February 15, 2016 02:40 PM (7Kbxu)

1388 I think Moo Moo's greatest fault is that he can be very reasonable, very calm, even smart, then go off on some bizarre tangent raving and ranting like a loon without warning just when you figure you can have a decent conversation.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 02:40 PM (39g3+)

1389 Trump has had plenty of opportunities to blow the smoke away and show that he's an experienced, sober, trustworthy adult reformer
that's all that's required to defeat HRC and that BS guy
even Dems are looking for a reason to vote for somebody else
Posted by: Feh at February 15, 2016 02:36 PM (0maDP)

And he hasn't! It's maddening. I don't defend him in public when MY reputation is on the line.

Luckily on here i'm a ghost

But all it will take is one debate where he pulls back the curtain and shows that the showmanship is just that, to get attention. And then simply say that he's going to cut these corrupt bureaucrat's nuts off once he's in office. And Bernie will be done.

Bernie liberals are so mad that he won't go at Hillary. Trump will, and they know it. And at the end of the day, the problem with the US is that we're only against things, not for them. But Trump can use that. Because if there's only one thing on this stupid planet worth being against, it's the United States bureaucracy, Hillary Clinton, and (though the lefties don't know it yet, they can feel it) global socialism.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 15, 2016 02:41 PM (ubByS)

1390 Yo, Ace DEAD! He DEAD!
Posted by: That Guy Who Always Thinks Everybody Is Dead at February 15, 2016 02:40 PM (7Kbxu)

Ever think that maybe Ace actually has a life?

LMAO

Sorry had to say that

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 02:41 PM (mw8Dm)

1391 I'm typing so fast my fangles are on fiyah

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 15, 2016 02:41 PM (ubByS)

1392 If someone shows up and starts posting as "Ace" it will be an imposter. Don't fall for it.

Posted by: Esker Lateman at February 15, 2016 02:42 PM (q/VuA)

1393
People NOT being afraid of Barack Obama is partly what got him elected.
I am not afraid of Trump. I AM afraid for America. If not for Scalia passing away, I might be more willing to entertain a Trump candidacy. Between that, Trump's dem past (and apparently present), not anymore.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at February 15, 2016 02:42 PM (uhftQ)

1394 Moo moo has said a few things about the primary and the economy is agreed with. It happens

Posted by: ThunderB at February 15, 2016 02:42 PM (zOTsN)

1395 Ever think that maybe Ace actually has a life?
LMAO
Sorry had to say that
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 02:41 PM (mw8Dm)

We all know for a fact that he doesn't. We keep checking every day and, look at that, another post.

Typically between 2pm and 5am

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 15, 2016 02:42 PM (ubByS)

1396 Man, don't you guys ever get sick of talking about Trump?

Posted by: L, Elle at February 15, 2016 02:43 PM (2x3L+)

1397 Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 02:40 PM (39g3+)

what I find most disconcerting is when I find myself agreeing with something poo poo said.

I then roll a sanity check. Just in case.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 15, 2016 02:43 PM (Xo1Rt)

1398 Moo moo has said a few things about the primary and the economy is agreed with. It happens
Posted by: ThunderB at February 15, 2016 02:42 PM (zOTsN)

He's just doing it to make his actual opinions even more vile, and to gaslight us good ace-servative commenters.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 15, 2016 02:43 PM (ubByS)

1399 Ever think that maybe Ace actually has a life?

LMAO

Sorry had to say that



Yeah, that was pretty funny.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 15, 2016 02:43 PM (LUgeY)

1400
I think Moo Moo's greatest fault is that he can be very reasonable, very calm, even smart, then go off on some bizarre tangent raving and ranting like a loon without warning just when you figure you can have a decent conversation.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 02:40 PM (39g3+)

And he has a hispanic last name with which he and his kids rip off anyone they can with and he is a bit of an anti-semite, but other than that a great guy?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 02:43 PM (mw8Dm)

1401 Man, don't you guys ever get sick of talking about Trump?
Posted by: L, Elle at February 15, 2016 02:43 PM (2x3L+)

I'm sorry, what else is there to talk about?

Seriously...

BARGGFF

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 15, 2016 02:43 PM (ubByS)

1402 Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 15, 2016 02:38 PM (OvUux)

Unionized TSA?

Largest in increase in Gov size every? (DHS)

No Child Left Behind?

Cut spending? oh.... wait.... crap...

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 15, 2016 02:44 PM (f7rv6)

1403 1332 Over 1300 comments and it going on 3 pm ace time.

I'm here until the Battle of Agincourt

Posted by: Josephistan at February 15, 2016 02:44 PM (7qAYi)

1404 "Ever think that maybe Ace actually has a life?"
=========

You ever listen to his podcast? That is not a man with a life.

And as a man without a life myself, I can smell my own kind. Or farts. I can smell my own farts.

Posted by: Kensington at February 15, 2016 02:44 PM (7Kbxu)

1405 Maybe Ace is laying low because he wants to see if this post can reach the same number of comments as the Hot Air exodus post.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 15, 2016 02:44 PM (rsudF)

1406 1255
OH, and it will be forever known as Trump's Wall.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 15, 2016 02:12 PM (Xo1Rt)


Suck it, Hadrian!

Posted by: D Trump at February 15, 2016 02:44 PM (8aOqE)

1407 Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 15, 2016 02:38 PM (OvUux)

LIV

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 15, 2016 02:44 PM (1g+wZ)

1408 There is no reason to fight according to Moo. Its over. Good thing he has all his money.

Posted by: SH at February 15, 2016 02:44 PM (gmeXX)

1409 So. it's a race to see who can reach 3,000 and we're behind you bastards.

Comment faster we have to catch up!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 15, 2016 02:44 PM (Xo1Rt)

1410 Fifty quatloos Ace's first post is totally normal, no apology for being late, no excuse or explanation, no Flaming Skull, just standard postery.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at February 15, 2016 02:44 PM (zgHLA)

1411 Suck it, Hadrian!
Posted by: D Trump at February 15, 2016 02:44 PM (8aOqE)

ayyyy wakka wakka

true though. Trump branded everything.

Trumpmerica

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 15, 2016 02:44 PM (ubByS)

1412 Aside from getting some temporary tax cuts through, what the hell did he do that was "conservative?"

He did try really hard to make more cuts and be more fiscally lean. He warned congress over a dozen times about the housing crisis looming and how fannie/freddie were playing fraudulent games. He sent in budgets that slashed deep into various agencies. His vision of the DHS was a small clearing house to connect intel operations, not a gargantuan mega agency.

So yeah, he did try, but he had three faults.
1) he held the separation of powers doctrine so strongly that he was very loathe to veto or even criticize what congress did
2) he really believed he could work with Democrats to create things and govern, when they were treasonous hateful enemies
3) He was terrible at selling his ideas and reaching out to the people.

I've come to the conclusion that nice guys make terrible presidents.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 02:45 PM (39g3+)

1413 Has Ace joined Buzzion in the great beyond?

Probably just banned himself.

Posted by: t-bird at February 15, 2016 02:45 PM (yddCj)

1414 1396 Man, don't you guys ever get sick of talking about Trump?
Posted by: L, Elle
--------------
No. No they don't.

Posted by: Chi at February 15, 2016 02:45 PM (OUpHg)

1415 quatloos Ace's first post is totally normal, no apology for being late, no excuse or explanation, no Flaming Skull, just standard postery.
Posted by: Lance McCormick at February 15, 2016 02:44 PM (zgHLA)

It's his house. He'll be bemused but pleasantly surprised that we're all sitting around waiting.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 15, 2016 02:45 PM (ubByS)

1416
Ever think that maybe Ace actually has a life?
LMAO
Sorry had to say that
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 02:41 PM

Yes, even you had to say MAYBE. Not probably or certainly.
Someone needs to help a blogger out.


Posted by: simplemind at February 15, 2016 02:45 PM (C6xeQ)

1417 I'm convinced anyone could beat Hildabeast or the old Bolshavik. The country isn't ready yet for them, they need a few more classes to graduate from leftists seminary schools.

Posted by: Skip at February 15, 2016 02:45 PM (BkhW6)

1418 "Posted by: Don Quixote at February 15, 2016 02:44 PM (f7rv6)"

________________________________________________

Bush was opposed to DHS, but went along to get along. Which certainly is typical Republican squeamishness.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 15, 2016 02:45 PM (rsudF)

1419
1387 Yo, Ace DEAD! He DEAD!


Posted by: That Guy Who Always Thinks Everybody Is Dead at February 15, 2016 02:40 PM (7Kbxu)


Nah.. he just banned himself... again......

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 15, 2016 02:46 PM (f7rv6)

1420 1) Can the GOP candidate attract blue collar dem voters?

There are not nearly as many blue collar dems as there was in 1980, when they became Reagan Democrats. That is one reason why the Dems do not even pretend to be the party of the "little guy" in the same sense they were in 1935 and 1960.

So betting on them to carry Trump to victory in Nov. is not, IMO, a very good bet.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 15, 2016 02:46 PM (u0lmX)

1421 #1374: my polls consist of randomly talking to a variety people, of various sexes, races, etc here in my part of very liberal Lost Angels, #Failifornia.

he's popular here. how popular, i can't say, but the whole area is reliably dark blue, and no one like Cruz, Rubio or Jeb! is going to have a chance. people i KNOW to be hard core dems speak of Trump favorably.


Posted by: redc1c4 at February 15, 2016 02:46 PM (ZpwZ/)

1422
Look who showed up in the HotAir "We hate our readers" farewell thread, the old owner herself:

Aw! This is the end of an era.

Thanks to all of you who were with the Hot Air team when we launched this enterprise in 2006.Im forever grateful to all of you original readers and longtime commenters who made this one of the best communities in the conservative blogosphere!

Michelle on February 15, 2016 at 2:09 PM



Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 15, 2016 02:46 PM (kdS6q)

1423 >>Man, don't you guys ever get sick of talking about Trump?

Yeah, let's talk about something we never talk about. Like guns.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 15, 2016 02:46 PM (/tuJf)

1424 My least favorite thing that Bush did - and there are many to choose from - is signing the light bulb ban.

Posted by: SH at February 15, 2016 02:47 PM (gmeXX)

1425 1246
Trump Super Fan


In case you are part of the new arrivals from Hot Air, one of our other customs here is to respond to birther posts about Cruz with this phrase:


Oh, for fuck sake.

Posted by: obnoxious ahole at February 15, 2016 02:47 PM (+eFxb)

1426 >>>> "Ever think that maybe Ace actually has a life?"
-----
That's highly unlikely. Who is gonna want to hang out with a guy that doesn't even shower?

Posted by: L, Elle at February 15, 2016 02:47 PM (2x3L+)

1427 Maybe Ace is in conference with Apundit, discussing strategery.

Posted by: davidt at February 15, 2016 02:47 PM (8aOqE)

1428 1423
>>Man, don't you guys ever get sick of talking about Trump?



Yeah, let's talk about something we never talk about. Like guns.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 15, 2016 02:46 PM (/tuJf)

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
I LIKE GUNS!!!

Posted by: CozMark at February 15, 2016 02:47 PM (CbGSW)

1429 Bush was opposed to DHS, but went along to get along. Which certainly is typical Republican squeamishness.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 15, 2016 02:45 PM (rsudF)


Yep. He was cowed by that bullshit 9/11 commission (which was one of the worst jokes ever) and folded like a cheap suit.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 15, 2016 02:47 PM (zc3Db)

1430 Man, don't you guys ever get sick of talking about Trump?



Yeah, let's talk about something we never talk about. Like guns.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 15, 2016 02:46 PM (/tuJf)


Trump says he carries a gun all the time

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 02:48 PM (mw8Dm)

1431 Doesn't it feel like the icon progressive scum never die unexpectedly? When was the last time there was as significant a blow to progressivism/socialism due to an untimely death as Scalia's will likely be to conservatism?

Not that I'm hoping for a death, just making an observation.

Posted by: Eli Cash at February 15, 2016 02:48 PM (a+WIL)

1432 Interesting what Michelle didn't say.

She didn't say "great idea! This was long overdue! This will work out beautifully for Hot Air!"

Posted by: Kensington at February 15, 2016 02:48 PM (7Kbxu)

1433
Michelle Malkin's comment reads like an obituary.

Posted by: Esker Lateman at February 15, 2016 02:49 PM (q/VuA)

1434 1415 quatloos Ace's first post is totally normal, no apology for being late, no excuse or explanation, no Flaming Skull, just standard postery.
Posted by: Lance McCormick at February 15, 2016 02:44 PM (zgHLA)

It's his house. He'll be bemused but pleasantly surprised that we're all sitting around waiting.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 15, 2016 02:45 PM (ubByS)


Oh, absolutely. It'd just be so him to just do a normal post. Though it being a quasi-holiday, maybe that'll get a mention.

Still, I'm on record for fifty; no sense or honor in changing it now.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at February 15, 2016 02:49 PM (zgHLA)

1435 "My least favorite thing that Bush did - and there are many to choose from - is signing the light bulb ban."
========

Yup. That alone should earn him an annual knee to the nuts for the rest of his life, at least.

Posted by: Kensington at February 15, 2016 02:49 PM (7Kbxu)

1436 1435th

Posted by: SH at February 15, 2016 02:49 PM (gmeXX)

1437 Moo moo's passion comes from the fact that he's so much smarter than the rest of you but nobody will acknowledge it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 15, 2016 02:49 PM (8ZskC)

1438 He did say yesterday that he'd be taking it easy today.

Yes, but taking it easy is one thing, assuming room temperature is taking it a bit too far.

Posted by: simplemind at February 15, 2016 02:36 PM


He's just pining for the fjords.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 15, 2016 02:49 PM (Q7bO0)

1439 1422

Look who showed up in the HotAir "We hate our readers" farewell thread, the old owner herself:

Aw! This is the end of an era.

Thanks
to all of you who were with the Hot Air team when we launched this
enterprise in 2006.Im forever grateful to all of you original readers
and longtime commenters who made this one of the best communities in the
conservative blogosphere!

Michelle on February 15, 2016 at 2:09 PM





Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 15, 2016 02:46 PM (kdS6q)


Wow. That certainly looks like a stake through Tepid Zephyr's heart.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 15, 2016 02:50 PM (EzgxV)

1440 Yeah, let's talk about something we never talk about. Like guns.

Gum is tasty. I like gums

Posted by: Joe Biden at February 15, 2016 02:50 PM (39g3+)

1441 Trump could. *Could.* There's a possibility. I'm not saying he will, I'm saying he *could*



Cruz just couldn't. The left will hang his senate record around his
neck and drive ever young person into the arms of Sanders. Aside from
whoever's directing his commercials he lacks the panache to appeal to
the soft coddled tapioca brains of the contemporary American center and
left.



I regret this immensely but I don't think I'm wrong on it.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 15, 2016 02:32 PM (ubByS)


Anything Trump "could" do to draw leftist votes, I don't want him doing.


You think Cruz is unelectable, I think he is not (as proved by him being elected). Even in your (and I don't mean you personally, I mean Trump supporters in general) defiance of the GOPe, you are still buying into their notion that only moderates are electable.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 15, 2016 02:50 PM (NPofj)

1442 "Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 15, 2016 02:46 PM (kdS6q)"

_______________________________________________


You keep making me go back and look at the thread. How am I supposed to quit cold turkey when you keep doing that? Next thing you know Ace will be stealing content from HA making me read the posts over there.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 15, 2016 02:50 PM (rsudF)

1443 Okay, I'm willing to settle for a DrewM post.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 15, 2016 02:50 PM (2x3L+)

1444 In case you are part of the new arrivals from Hot Air, one of our other customs here is to respond to birther posts about Cruz with this phrase:


Oh, for fuck sake.

Posted by: obnoxious ahole at February 15, 2016 02:47 PM (+eFxb)


Wrong. And eligibility arguments are not "birther" arguments. But thanks for showing how little respect you have for the Constitution.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 15, 2016 02:50 PM (zc3Db)

1445 Trump is running on Americanism versus Globalism

That separates him from Bush/establishment, and from Democrats

He is now saying R's (even if not him) have to recognize and admit that Iraq did not go well. I think "we" can't just claim it was all resolved except the SOFA, and completely absolve Bush. He left Iraq and the ME's fate in the hands of radical commie Obama and his Muslim Brotherhood friends. Predictable chaos ensued.

America First. on immigration, trade, war. Trump

Globalism First ... all others, in the end

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 15, 2016 02:50 PM (5Gpe2)

1446 1417 I'm convinced anyone could beat Hildabeast or the old Bolshavik. The country isn't ready yet for them, they need a few more classes to graduate from leftists seminary schools.
Posted by: Skip at February 15, 2016 02:45 PM (BkhW6)


-------------------


As long as nothing changes in the education system, it'll keep churning out little marxists.

Posted by: Soona at February 15, 2016 02:51 PM (Fmupd)

1447 Heh, Bernie signed a paper pledging to make his campaign "Carbon neutral." He went on to pay his campaign staffers $12 an hour paycheck while campaigning on raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour

Wow. That certainly looks like a stake through Tepid Zephyr's heart.

That does seem to be the tombstone on the site

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 02:51 PM (39g3+)

1448 "Wow. That certainly looks like a stake through Tepid Zephyr's heart.
Posted by: cthulhu at February 15, 2016 02:50 PM (EzgxV)"

___________________________________________________


Yeah, I think she is kind of saying sorry she can't do anything about it.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 15, 2016 02:51 PM (rsudF)

1449 "Ever think that maybe Ace actually has a life?"

Wait, is there another ace?

I mean, we're talking about the guy that admitted he has to ask himself if his level of funk is abnormally high in order to muster up the energy to take a shower, right?

Posted by: bonhomme at February 15, 2016 02:51 PM (jhqr1)

1450 This reminds of one of those dog vs. cat things: Dog's is like "Yay! Ball! Best day ever!" and Cat's is like "Day 345 of captivity."

Posted by: Lance McCormick at February 15, 2016 02:52 PM (zgHLA)

1451 And little do the Tepid Gas folks seem to realize but starting tomorrow they will be flooded by people totally willing to make ping pong ball comments about Michelle using the real name.

They're not getting rid of trolls, they're just getting the worst kind -- the ones who are loud and proud about it.

Posted by: Kensington at February 15, 2016 02:52 PM (7Kbxu)

1452 "I assume that MUMR got zotted once again. (he's our pet crazy who shows up with insane comments using proxy sites but who's craziness is obvious and the mods zap him out.)

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 15, 2016 02:39 PM (Xo1Rt) "

In fairness to all viewpoints, there's always the possiblity that MUMR actually is the Mitt Romney from a mirror universe, a universe where all of his comments are cogent and sensical. Or he's a rambling mental patient that stabbed an orderly and commandeered a tablet to post on. Either one works for me.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at February 15, 2016 02:52 PM (4/i9Y)

1453 >>How am I supposed to quit cold turkey when you keep doing that? Next thing you know Ace will be stealing content from HA making me read the posts over there.

So Hot Air will have 2 comments sections going forward. One on Facebook and one here.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 15, 2016 02:52 PM (/tuJf)

1454 The Obama administration has approved the first U.S. factory in Cuba in more than half a century, allowing a two-man company from Alabama to build a plant assembling as many as 1,000 small tractors a year for sale to private farmers in Cuba.

I'll go out on a limb and bet they would not approve the same factory on the West Bank?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 02:52 PM (mw8Dm)

1455 The light bulb ban was contained in the Energy Security bill of 2007. It's not like he signed a stand alone ban.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 15, 2016 02:52 PM (1g+wZ)

1456 eligibility arguments are not "birther" arguments.

Not necessarily, but arguing Cruz is ineligible is just ignorant and humiliating. Save yourself the embarrassment.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 02:53 PM (39g3+)

1457 They hate their readers. Sort of like the MSM

Posted by: ThunderB at February 15, 2016 02:53 PM (zOTsN)

1458 Or wating for Godot. Or Gorgo. Or a nice Bordeux, or a boudoir or Boo Berry or beriberi or so so bored

Posted by: Lance McCormick at February 15, 2016 02:53 PM (zgHLA)

1459 I regret this immensely but I don't think I'm wrong on it.

------------

FWIW, I think you are wrong. Now I think anyone will beat the Dems - that is how bad they are. But I think Trump will actually have a tougher go of it than Cruz. But who knows.

Posted by: SH at February 15, 2016 02:54 PM (gmeXX)

1460 So was the FB decision all Ed or was it Salems?

Posted by: L, Elle at February 15, 2016 02:54 PM (2x3L+)

1461

ahole @ # 1425,

I don't visit Hot Air very often, and I have never commented there.

But to the non-argument "oh for fuck sake" comment re: Cruz's Constitutional INELIGIBILITY, I sometimes ARGUE like this:

Though I am a staunch conservative, I will NEVER place ideological preference in a candidate above the Constitution. N.E.V.E.R.

That's what the left does. And I won't do it.

But feel to believe that being born in Canada is not a direct contradiction to the Constitutional REQUIREMENT of being a "natural born" citizen.
- I will not warp my mind like that.






Posted by: Trump Super Fan at February 15, 2016 02:54 PM (zhLKc)

1462 The light bulb ban was contained in the Energy Security bill of 2007. It's not like he signed a stand alone ban.

---------------

That sounds like a bill that needed to be vetoed.

Posted by: SH at February 15, 2016 02:55 PM (gmeXX)

1463 Anyone else paranoid enough to wonder whether Tepid Zephyr's move was because of Federal compulsion?

Posted by: cthulhu at February 15, 2016 02:55 PM (EzgxV)

1464 A refugee from HotAir. Been there since the Vent days with Michelle Malkin. She posted there saying how sad it was HotAir is destroying itself... so it's pretty much a universal thing. I've lurked here many moons now.

I've noticed that HotAir refugees seem to be scattering based on ideology; so hopefully the conservatives come here.

Posted by: Vanceone at February 15, 2016 02:55 PM (itHw7)

1465 Not necessarily, but arguing Cruz is ineligible is just ignorant and humiliating.

Also incorrect. Wildly so.

Save yourself the embarrassment.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 02:53 PM (39g3+)


I'll worry about myself.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 15, 2016 02:55 PM (zc3Db)

1466 Seems that Michelle Malkin has commented over at HA:
"Aw! This is the end of an era.

Thanks to all of you who were with the Hot Air team when we launched this enterprise in 2006.

I'm forever grateful to all of you original readers and longtime commenters who made this one of the best communities in the conservative blogosphere!"

Michelle on February 15, 2016 at 2:09 PM

Posted by: SMFH at February 15, 2016 02:56 PM (rlfds)

1467 And he has a hispanic last name with which he and
his kids rip off anyone they can with and he is a bit of an anti-semite,
but other than that a great guy?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 02:43 PM (mw8Dm)


He also really hates unborn babies... but then who doesn't hate those little f'ers?

Posted by: redbanzai at February 15, 2016 02:56 PM (NPofj)

1468 Man, don't you guys ever get sick of talking about Trump?

Yes.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 15, 2016 02:56 PM (w4NZ8)

1469 That sounds like a bill that needed to be vetoed.


But "energy security." How can you be against that?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 15, 2016 02:56 PM (8ZskC)

1470 The Obama administration has approved the first U.S. factory in Cuba in more than half a century, allowing a two-man company from Alabama to build a plant assembling as many as 1,000 small tractors a year for sale to private farmers in Cuba.

Why on earth would you build a factory in Cuba?

Any tools or materials not nailed down will be stolen. You will have to pay graft to everyone and their mother at every stage of production in order for the paperwork to be signed and the product not to disappear. If you actually do turn a profit and begin to do well, there's a distinct possibility Castro will suddenly declare the factory his, and what are you going to do about it? Sue?

Posted by: bonhomme at February 15, 2016 02:56 PM (jhqr1)

1471 Our long national blogmare is over.

Ace up

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 15, 2016 02:56 PM (8ZskC)

1472 Illiniwek I think Trump owes us some moolah for making his case so reasonably.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 15, 2016 02:56 PM (ubByS)

1473 Ewok sighting, saints be praised.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 15, 2016 02:56 PM (GDulk)

1474
Taylor @ #1456,

- With all due respect.
I've only got about another 10-15 minutes. But let's have the argument.
We can always pick it up later if I have to leave before we've finished it.


Posted by: Trump Super Fan at February 15, 2016 02:57 PM (zhLKc)

1475 And with that...
Ace returns wth a NOOD

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 15, 2016 02:57 PM (ptqRm)

1476 That sounds like a bill that needed to be vetoed.

Probably, but that's not how Bush rides. He believed that Congress represented the will of the people as representatives, so he should go along with them unless they did something starkly unconstitutional. I agree that's a bad perspective, but it is one I can at least respect for its integrity and attempt at constitutional adherence.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 02:57 PM (39g3+)

1477 "Ever think that maybe Ace actually has a life?
LMAO
Sorry had to say that
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2016 02:41 PM (mw8Dm) "

The hobo black market ain't what it used to be. It takes 3 or 4 spleens just to pay the server bills. And since he doesn't drunkenly roll out of bed until at least 1:30, expecting content before 5 is just lunacy.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at February 15, 2016 02:57 PM (4/i9Y)

1478 He also really hates unborn babies... but then who doesn't hate those little f'ers?
Posted by: redbanzai at February 15, 2016 02:56 PM (NPofj) I find them delicious.

Posted by: Jonathan Swift at February 15, 2016 02:57 PM (C6xeQ)

1479 Oh, good. Trump threatens lawfare. I am so glad he offers change from the status quo.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 15, 2016 02:57 PM (q2o38)

1480 Not necessarily, but arguing Cruz is ineligible is just ignorant and humiliating. Save yourself the embarrassment.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 02:53 PM (39g3+)

Yeah.... because the Founder's intended for a Guy born in Canada, of TWO Canadian Citizens, should be President (Mom was a Dual Cit at his birth according to Canada).

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 15, 2016 02:57 PM (f7rv6)

1481 Ace is over at Allahpundit's offering him the same comfort he offered Scott Walker and Tim Pawlenty...

...yeah, Valu-Rite

Posted by: cool breeze at February 15, 2016 02:57 PM (ckvus)

1482 Oh yeah the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act.
http://tinyurl.com/ja8pl9p
Rock Ribbed Conservatism there.

What a ******* joke.

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 15, 2016 02:57 PM (OvUux)

1483 Why on earth would you build a factory in Cuba?

------------

I'm guessing they are getting a tax credit, govenment loan, or something and the two men from Alabama are Obama supporters.

Posted by: SH at February 15, 2016 02:57 PM (gmeXX)

1484 Amazing.... MLB channel just posted a video of President Bush firing a perfect strike after 9/11 for President's Day.

Granted, he was the best baseball player we've ever had as a president but surprising anyway.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 02:58 PM (39g3+)

1485 OH, and it will be forever known as Trump's Wall.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 15, 2016 02:12 PM (Xo1Rt)
Suck it, Hadrian!
Posted by: D Trump at February 15, 2016 02:44 PM (8aOqE)
___________

LOL because maybe that could explain the man's obsession with China as well.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 15, 2016 02:58 PM (MIKMs)

1486 Pixy's hamsters must feel like sled dogs by now.

Note to the the new people on iPhones: use your thumbs! That 'Jump to bottom' thing is actually an identity tracker.

Posted by: t-bird at February 15, 2016 02:58 PM (yddCj)

1487 I for one welcome the HA refugees. As long as they assimilate. We don't want any foreign memes or catchphrases contaminating out culture.

Posted by: davidt at February 15, 2016 02:58 PM (8aOqE)

1488 1424 My least favorite thing that Bush did - and there are many to choose from - is signing the light bulb ban.Posted by: S


No Child Left Behind. Personally cost my wife ten thousand dollars to finish her education. She ended up with two degrees and no teaching position when her school closed because of declining enrollment and parental mistrust of schools adoption of Common Core.

Posted by: mega machines at February 15, 2016 02:59 PM (fbovC)

1489 Granted, he was the best baseball player we've ever had as a president but surprising anyway.

--------------

He's not even the best baseball player named Bush who has been president.

Posted by: SH at February 15, 2016 02:59 PM (gmeXX)

1490

- With all due respect.
I've only got about another 10-15 minutes. But let's have the argument.
We can always pick it up later if I have to leave before we've finished it. Posted by: Trump Super Fan at February 15, 2016 02:57 PM (zhLKc) Alright now when now when shift change is . . .

Posted by: simplemind at February 15, 2016 02:59 PM (C6xeQ)

1491 I'm sticking around until 1500

Posted by: SH at February 15, 2016 03:00 PM (gmeXX)

1492
Not necessarily, but arguing Cruz is ineligible is just ignorant and humiliating. Save yourself the embarrassment.-----Christopher Taylor
You think someone who calls themselves Trump Super Fan has any shame or can be embarrassed?

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at February 15, 2016 03:00 PM (uhftQ)

1493 Oh, sure, the dam breaks, but it's a Trump thread, now with even more wallpaper-chewing.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 15, 2016 03:00 PM (bLnSU)

1494 I find that I'm still shocked by Scalia's death.

Posted by: Soona at February 15, 2016 03:01 PM (Fmupd)

1495 I mean Trump supporters in general) defiance of the GOPe, you are still buying into their notion that only moderates are electable.


Posted by: redbanzai at February 15, 2016 02:50 PM (NPofj)

Exactly. I don't get this argument: "I won't vote for the GOPe candidates because they're not true conservatives, and I won't vote for Cruz because nobody but conservatives will vote for him and he'll lose."

Tell me, if President Trump had to name Scalia's replacement, do you think he'd pick someone like Scalia?

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 15, 2016 03:01 PM (u0lmX)

1496 Nood. Ewok's up.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 15, 2016 03:02 PM (Q7bO0)

1497
Soona at February 15, 2016 03:01 PM
I feel the same way.
Guy was the most alive Supreme Court Justice we've had in my 50 year life span.

Posted by: simplemind at February 15, 2016 03:02 PM (C6xeQ)

1498 Tell me, if President Trump had to name Scalia's replacement, do you think he'd pick someone like Scalia?

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 15, 2016 03:01 PM (u0lmX)


The Vichy GOP Senate wouldn't confirm Scalia today.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 15, 2016 03:03 PM (zc3Db)

1499 1500th?

Posted by: mindful webworker at February 15, 2016 03:03 PM (6MUFb)

1500
Whale @ #1492,

ace himself dubbed me "Super Trump Fan". I've decided to keep it until Trump either solidly secures or solidly loses the nomination.

And ace himself has 'humiliated' me (in a good way) in the threads. So yes, it can be done.
Let's see if you can do it.

Let me know when you have an actual ARGUMENT to share.
I'd be interested. (Probably)


Posted by: Trump Super Fan at February 15, 2016 03:03 PM (zhLKc)

1501 you are still buying into their notion that only moderates are electable.
Posted by: redbanzai at February 15, 2016 02:50 PM (NPofj)


I really dislike the idea that the "only path to success is to attract moderates"

The
problem with that is the assumption that the natural default state for
moderates is to be Democrat. So, if the only route for a Conservative victory is to act like a liberal, in fact not just act, but adopt liberal policies to attract possibly wavering Democrats.

But why should they switch? The "Democrat Light" policies don't offer anything different from the actual Democrats, and are insincere on top of that.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 15, 2016 03:03 PM (q2o38)

1502 *sigh*

Posted by: mindful webworker at February 15, 2016 03:03 PM (6MUFb)

1503 Hey, why not take the Trump arguments to the Trump thread?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 15, 2016 03:03 PM (oVJmc)

1504 "Granted, he was the best baseball player we've ever had as a president but surprising anyway.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 02:58 PM (39g3+) "

Nah, I think his dad was better. Star at Yale when they won a national title, IIRC.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at February 15, 2016 03:04 PM (4/i9Y)

1505
We're gonna need more master debaters, if Cruz's eligibility for the office of president is going to be an issue.



Posted by: Esker Lateman at February 15, 2016 03:05 PM (q/VuA)

1506 Not necessarily, but arguing Cruz is ineligible is just ignorant and humiliating. Save yourself the embarrassment.



Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 02:53 PM (39g3+)



Yeah.... because the Founder's intended for a Guy born in Canada, of
TWO Canadian Citizens, should be President (Mom was a Dual Cit at his
birth according to Canada).



Posted by: Don Quixote at February 15, 2016 02:57 PM (f7rv6)


That is bullshit rumor DQ. Bullshit that you have no backing for other than the word of that nut Alan Grayson. Cruz's mom was American, is American and has never been anything but American.

This right here is why your "concerns" are crazy and birtherism.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 15, 2016 03:06 PM (NPofj)

1507 You don't want to import Allahpundit here, he'll sell you to Mark Zuckerberg in a gilded cage with a nifty cattle prod. The guy you want is Jazz Shaw. Enjoying the open threads but open threads breed drinking in gassers. We're all going to be in rehab by next week.

Posted by: HornetSting at February 15, 2016 03:07 PM (iw1IT)

1508 Well his dad may have been better but the younger still had it when he threw that first pitch out.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 03:08 PM (39g3+)

1509 Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 15, 2016 02:53 PM (39g3+)

Your concern is noted but the definition of 'natural born citizen' does need to be adjucicated. As it hasn't to this date been clearly defined.

Which is the real problem, not whether Cruz is or isn't.

Plus ignoring the question doesn't get you or him anywhere because Democrats have said outright that they will sue if Cruz is the nominee.

This question isn't going away any time soon.

What bothers me most is that if Cruz is such a constitutional scholar, then why did he try to ignore this question or try to resolve it before he ran?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 15, 2016 03:20 PM (Xo1Rt)

1510 ACE IS AWAKE!!!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 15, 2016 03:21 PM (Xo1Rt)

1511
Speaking of old times, there was another troll in here about four years back who posted under the nickname "curious". She was from the NYC area, had a thing for cats snd would post seemingly innocuous questions to cover for her leftitude. She was notorious for posting a link to a gay porn site, among other things. As she branched out to other nicks, the warning "cat pee"! was thr signal she was in a thread.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 15, 2016 03:27 PM (BK3ZS)

1512 I'll go out on a limb and bet they would not approve the same factory on the West Bank?

Posted by: Nevergiveup
------------------
You couldn't get approval to build a tractor plant on the west bank of the Hudson.
The tractor is a 1948 Allis-Chalmers Model G. Wouldn't pass NIOSH.

Both owners are in their 70's; met at IBM. One is a Jewish-named Cuban expat, the other an old N.C. muleskinner. I wish them well. I also wish they could do business here. I have a couple Troy-Bilts bilt in Troy, and a Gravely.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 15, 2016 03:28 PM (xq1UY)

1513 996 Think my point is that this isnt fucking South Park.
Posted by: Fnord73 at February 15, 2016 01:21 PM (ZgRru)

Yeah...Guess again.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 15, 2016 03:29 PM (L0HjX)

1514 Don't the neocons/establishment realize they're falling into the Trump trap by defending GWB/Iraq war? Nobody cares that Saddam supported terrorism, all they know is that it's a mess now and it wasn't a mess before. They can't defend the indefensible and win. If election is a referendum on Iraq, Trump wins. HELLO. Don't fall into the "base cares about Israel" trap, base can't find Israel on a map.

Posted by: bjk at February 15, 2016 03:43 PM (py8bF)

1515 "Trump says something outrageous! This will not stand!" Trump is winning because "America First" message is resonating. Trump won't be beaten because he crossed a line as defined by George Will.

Posted by: bjk at February 15, 2016 03:47 PM (py8bF)

1516 Trump(PBUH) has webbed feet and no anus. He has a bag.
I've heard this from some of the best people...the best.

Posted by: Mimzey at February 15, 2016 04:23 PM (aRUb8)

1517 and they drag their stupid shit from ha, to here...

Damn you morrisey..

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 15, 2016 04:41 PM (OvUux)

1518 19 Wow, the meltdown going on over at Hot Air because they are moving to Facebook posting only is epic. People are saying goodby to friends they've made at HA rather than sign up for Facebook. Geez, it's beautiful to watch people tell Zuckerburg to eff off. Hope they discover Ace's place - the best on the Internet.
Posted by: Alf767 at February 15, 2016 10:31 AM (VtSj9)
Already here.

Posted by: katy the mean old lady at February 15, 2016 04:47 PM (Ip5f/)

1519 1517
and they drag their stupid shit from ha, to here...



Damn you morrisey..

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 15, 2016 04:41 PM (OvUux)
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
I know what you mean...I've already spotted some of their duff here. Can't Ace come up with some kind of filter or something?? Facebook would never let those trolls post.

Posted by: Mimzey at February 15, 2016 04:53 PM (aRUb8)

1520 Screw Zuckerman and his Fakebook crap. I'm here now, too.

Posted by: F.N.G. at February 15, 2016 07:25 PM (ovuUl)

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