Friday Morning News Dump 2/19/16 [Misanthropic Humanitarian]

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1 First?

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 19, 2016 09:01 AM (bpn7O)

2 Yay!

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 19, 2016 09:01 AM (bpn7O)

3 Nice dump. The fiber must really be helping.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 19, 2016 09:02 AM (sl+zA)

4 I like the FCC idea about set-top boxes.

At one company where I did a contract, when you logged in the machine would download your configuration and execute. I had the same WinXP experience on boxes in Atlanta, New York, London (UK) and Colchester(UK).

I imagine the cable companies could do the same.

It'd make it a lot easier to switch providers, which would likely drive improvements in service.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 19, 2016 09:06 AM (bpn7O)

5 I noticed that the whining on FB regarding SCOTUS has decreased. Noting that Empress Mommmom, Delaware's own Joe Biden and JEF all did their best to block SCOTUS appointments is momentarily awkward.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 19, 2016 09:06 AM (326rv)

6


DAY 1,200

263 to go (336 to Inauguration Day )

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


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 19, 2016 09:08 AM (zLP1L)

7 Plus I just HATE the size/shape of the settop boxes. I don't love paying high fees monthly for those ugly things much either!

I have a nice little Apple TV box and flatscreen and the sonos . . . that stupid cable box just doesn't fit!!

Posted by: YesThatBlackOrchid at February 19, 2016 09:08 AM (Vz7fy)

8 O'Connor is still kicking?

Posted by: Eli Cash at February 19, 2016 09:10 AM (R+um5)

9
Ted Olson strikes me as somewhere between John Roberts and Anthony Kennedy. He supported homo marriage via SCOTUS, so I sense danger there.

We need another Scalitomas.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 19, 2016 09:11 AM (zLP1L)

10 >>>
We need another Scalitomas.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 19, 2016 09:11 AM (zLP1L)

Why is it the dems never get a damn swing vote? Why does the GOP provide that vote?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 19, 2016 09:12 AM (voOPb)

11 Unleash the Scalitomas!

Posted by: Zeus at February 19, 2016 09:13 AM (BrQrN)

12 Unleash the Scalitomas!
Posted by: Zeus

I'm scared.

Posted by: The krakken at February 19, 2016 09:14 AM (326rv)

13 Yay! Dump!

Congrats, my friend on the new gig!

Posted by: EC at February 19, 2016 09:15 AM (j8YpL)

14 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at February 19, 2016 09:15 AM (kff5f)

15 Howdy all. Are we having fun yet?

Posted by: Beth M at February 19, 2016 09:15 AM (kiy9d)

16 I'm scared.

Posted by: The krakken


Hellz ya

Posted by: Medusa at February 19, 2016 09:15 AM (BrQrN)

17 Burn it down.
Scatter the stones.
Salt the earth where it stood.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at February 19, 2016 09:15 AM (kff5f)

18 Corgis called.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 19, 2016 09:17 AM (bpn7O)

19 Not surprised that they're looking into a third shooter in San Bernardino. There were some reports to that effect initially.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 19, 2016 09:18 AM (RD7QR)

20 Greetings gentlefappers.

#freshhell

#WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 19, 2016 09:20 AM (LUgeY)

21 Fuck the GOP.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 19, 2016 09:21 AM (u5gzz)

22 I had this thought last night and throw it out there for consideration. It's going to be damn hard for the Dems to run against GWB, like they normally do, if Trump is the nominee. And even if he isn't, I don't see any way they can use it like they did last election. War against women has already been shut down for Hillary too. I think the next thing will be to kill the "evil capitalist" meme.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 19, 2016 09:22 AM (Lqy/e)

23 Headline at MSN.com: Pope's words highlight GOPs minority problem.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 19, 2016 09:22 AM (X6fMO)

24 so why didn't mario show up last night? cancelled 5 minutes before event?

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 19, 2016 09:23 AM (0O7c5)

25 He was thirsty.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 19, 2016 09:24 AM (Lqy/e)

26 I was a traitor before treason was cool!

Posted by: Bitch McConnell with a Dick In His Mouth at February 19, 2016 09:25 AM (u5gzz)

27 Cable TV is like POTS. Same monopoly.

In the early 'phone history, there were two companies, and if you had a business, you had to have both because customers of one, could not call people who were on the other.

So I laugh when people talk about 'cutting the cord' while their cable company is their ISP. Where do 'those people' think the bits come from? Out of the aether?

Posted by: Williams Billybongson at February 19, 2016 09:25 AM (F83Pn)

28 13 Yay! Dump!

Congrats, my friend on the new gig!
Posted by: EC at February 19, 2016 09:15 AM (j8YpL

Thanks EC
Filling in at the moment.
Ben will be back
But I'm glad I can continue his good work.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 19, 2016 09:25 AM (voOPb)

29 CNN is interviewing by phone Ed Whalen, s former law clerk for Scalia while showing the pictures of the steps of the Supreme Court lined with other former Scalia clerks. The emotion in the guys voice is heartbreaking.

If you judge a man by his friends and admirers Scalia was a giant.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 19, 2016 09:26 AM (/tuJf)

30 The Sandy Day OConner comment highlights the problem with her judicial philosophy - in that she has none. It was always about her - what she believed - sometimes she wanted an outcome that conservatives wanted, sometimes the other way. She was results oriented and without a judicial philosophy. Of course she would say that, her status derives entirely from her elevated spot in life as a supreme court justice. In her mind, the only thing that matters is that the justice spot remains elevated - by filling it. Fidelity to the Constitution, allowing the people decide, a judicial philosophy - all be damned.

Posted by: SH at February 19, 2016 09:29 AM (gmeXX)

31 "If you judge a man by his friends and admirers"

Then there is Obama.

If you judge a man by his enemies. . .

Posted by: Williams Billybongson at February 19, 2016 09:29 AM (F83Pn)

32 How fucked are we? Without prevarication, I'd love to see a realistic doomsday scenario prophecy. Like for example, could a bernie or hillary no shit confiscate firearms? Is that realistically possible?

Posted by: Rastus at February 19, 2016 09:29 AM (T7z3R)

33 Here's my thinking this morning:

If the GOP caves on SCOTUS noms, every R on the ballot needs to lose, particularly all Senators, and this needs to be made clear beforehand.

Giving a pass to the pre-approved 'vote-againsts' just gives them a pass. They'll sit on their hands and feel safe while they know the establishment will sell out.

They can't be allowed to feel safe in their seats, they need to be scared enough to drive leadership. If we vote for the kabuki opposition, we'll get kabuki opposition.

Posted by: Schroedinger at February 19, 2016 09:29 AM (oVJmc)

34 Obviously MSNBC does not do random drug screenings

MisHum, your "headlines" aren't even as scrutible as BenK's... but I gotta admit, they can be more amusing!

Posted by: mindful webworker - head lining at February 19, 2016 09:29 AM (x4kJD)

35 29

One of my former students attended a lecture given by Scalia. She was a little early, and he walked in the building alongside of her. He asked if she was coming to the lecture, she said yes, so he asked her if she would like to join him and his assistants while they prepared-she could ask him anything she wanted.

They spent half an hour discussing various topics, and she said he was the most gracious, humble and wickedly smart individual she had ever met.

God rest his soul.

Posted by: Moki at February 19, 2016 09:30 AM (7q2ch)

36 I don't see why anyone puts up with cable-company owned set top box. I have a box I own and netflix and some special channels I pay for and that's it. We have a digital antenna for network that we almost never use.
My basic rule is that com companies are not allowed access to things that are not mine in the interior of my home. ( No FIOS, for example.)

Posted by: SarahW at February 19, 2016 09:30 AM (3fTXW)

37 I hate when idiots propose dumbass scenarios. No, a donk or republican should never pick a running mate from the opposite party. Stupid. No, a candidate shd not promise to serve one term only. Again stupid. And who would vote for this nonsense?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 19, 2016 09:30 AM (iQIUe)

38
Thanks EC
Filling in at the moment.
Ben will be back
But I'm glad I can continue his good work.


Doing the jobs that other Americans won't, I see.

Posted by: EC at February 19, 2016 09:30 AM (j8YpL)

39 30 Posted by: SH at February 19, 2016 09:29 AM (gmeXX)


Outcome-based justice. Now where have I heard the term outcome-based before? Hmm . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 19, 2016 09:31 AM (zLP1L)

40 could a
bernie or hillary no shit confiscate firearms? Is that realistically
possible?
Posted by: Rastus at February 19, 2016 09:29 AM (T7z3R)


Who will stop them?

Posted by: Kindltot at February 19, 2016 09:31 AM (q2o38)

41 So, that whole San Bernardino thing.

The Federal Government allowed two killers to enter the country and commit mass murder.

In fact, the Federal Government shut down a monitoring program that might have identified the killers before they ever had a chance.

Now, the Federal Government is beating on Apple to put backdoors in its security.

You can be sure that if Apple folds, Google, et al., will fold, with implications for them as businesses, and for the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.

All because the Federal Government refuses to do its job.

Its like they're deliberately incompetent so as to cause the crises that provide the various bases for allowing them to increase their power.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 19, 2016 09:31 AM (bpn7O)

42 I really need to prepare myself for life under totalitarianism. I'm old, but I'm not old enough to avoid this, I'm afraid.

I feel sorry for young people in our country.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 19, 2016 09:32 AM (u5gzz)

43 God rest his soul.

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A man confident in his belief doesn't need to be a mean and petty man.

Posted by: SH at February 19, 2016 09:32 AM (gmeXX)

44 I couldn't quite catch all of what Chris Wallace was saying on FOX-

work *ahem*.


But, was he just kind of pissing on Scalia's reputation?


It sure sounded like it, but as I say-

heard in transit.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 19, 2016 09:32 AM (0cMkb)

45 Thanks EC
Filling in at the moment.
Ben will be back
But I'm glad I can continue his good work.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 19, 2016 09:25 AM (voOPb)


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Your vague descriptors make me click more links.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 19, 2016 09:32 AM (rsudF)

46 I cant get network which pisses me off. Too many hills...

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 19, 2016 09:33 AM (iQIUe)

47 I kind of wonder why these law enforcement agencies who want to read the content of various iPhone don't come up with some cash for a sort of X-Prize to be awarded to the first person who can defeat Apple iPhone security and gain access to the encrypted stuff on the phone with out destroying any data.

Posted by: obnoxious ahole at February 19, 2016 09:33 AM (2YI4D)

48 Terrorist cell phone dilemma continues

So, apparently, Forbes is another site that won't show any content without javascript on.

Sorry, not that interested.

Posted by: mindful webworker - javascapped at February 19, 2016 09:33 AM (x4kJD)

49 >>>Headline at MSN.com: Pope's words highlight GOPs minority problem.

Well, the Pope is a minority of one.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 19, 2016 09:33 AM (bpn7O)

50 24 >> so why didn't mario show up last night? cancelled 5 minutes before event?

Not at all so, sez Redstate. But since I ain't gonna link there, I leave it as an exercise for the curious reader.

But I gotta admit the Rubio = pussy narrative has a pleasant flavor. Even if it ain't true.

Now, on to Ed Schultz -- Last I heard he had sunk so low as to go to work for Russia Today, a Putin propaganda organ.

Slimeballs gotta slime.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 19, 2016 09:34 AM (gyKtp)

51 Allen G, how did your interviews go?

Posted by: Kindltot at February 19, 2016 09:35 AM (q2o38)

52 13 Yay! Dump!

Congrats, my friend on the new gig!
Posted by: EC at February 19, 2016 09:15 AM (j8YpL)

EC! Haven't seen you around in ages! What's happenin'?

Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 09:36 AM (0mRoj)

53 It's what the young people want (or at least THINK they want). College professors have been preparing the way for decades.

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42
I really need to prepare myself for life under totalitarianism. I'm old, but I'm not old enough to avoid this, I'm afraid.



I feel sorry for young people in our country.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 19, 2016 09:32 AM (u5gzz)

Posted by: Pyrocles at February 19, 2016 09:36 AM (fVOPU)

54 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 19, 2016 09:25 AM (voOPb)

MH is doing a great job of assuming the dump position.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 19, 2016 09:37 AM (gyKtp)

55 "Then there are the people who are not even partners -- these he calls
the culturally conservative but not-against-big-government sorts. The
people who don't like the word "liberal," probably for cultural reasons,
but are actually economically liberal (or at least not conservative).


They're not even partners. They get nothing, really. Well, they do
get gun rights, I'll say that -- one of the few issues the GOP really
delivers on." Ace's post

But I'd say these type people populate the other groups as well, and are really the 90%. The senior management is really the 0.01%, but that writer appointed them a third of the voters. Most that vote for senior management are probably less informed than the others, they are not partners either, they are just the more gullible voter that has yet to see through the scam, perhaps because they are comfortably numb.
And evangelicals are still voting more for Trump than Cruz. So not many are really driven by just wanting a "true Christian", but being "against abortion" seems to be one purity test many demand.

But as I see it, the majority of the establishment voters are the less informed, they are just comfortable with the status quo, even as it crumbles. Probably 75% want to stop illegals and slow legal immigration. Trump/Cruz get about 55% of those for now. Rubio gets some because he has that pretty little mouth, I guess. Most think the boy in the bubble is lying again.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 19, 2016 09:37 AM (eUbDe)

56 42 I really need to prepare myself for life under totalitarianism. I'm old, but I'm not old enough to avoid this, I'm afraid.

I feel sorry for young people in our country.
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 19, 2016 09:32 AM (u5gzz)

Even the old can resist. Remember "V" the first series?

Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 09:38 AM (0mRoj)

57 Allen G, how did your interviews go?

Sub-optimal.

Everyone is looking for UI guys -and I'm not a UI guy (though I'm trying). On the pure back-end stuff, I'm at a "To long for Dick, to short for Richard" sort of place- I would be wasted (and people are afraid to hire me for) on pure development work, but I don't have enough Lead/Architect experience for people to hire me for that role, either.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at February 19, 2016 09:38 AM (kff5f)

58 EC! Haven't seen you around in ages! What's happenin'?

Work! New job keeps me occupied like nothing else. I'm busy far longer in the day and into the night, emailing and spreadsheeting. It can get out of control,if I don't put limits on it.

Posted by: EC at February 19, 2016 09:38 AM (j8YpL)

59 >>>Posted by: obnoxious ahole at February 19, 2016 09:33 AM (2YI4D)

Well, if the Federal Government can force Apple to work for them at no cost, because TERRORISM!, then there goes the 13th Amendment.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 19, 2016 09:39 AM (bpn7O)

60 CNN has been carrying the Scalia casket procession without voiceover. Obviously, they started talking the minute I started typing.

Still, it was quite classy to spend so much air time just letting the scene unfold.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 19, 2016 09:39 AM (1xUj/)

61 42

Cloyd Freud


The tough part is going to be getting used to the shortages of toilet paper when Bernie Sanders becomes President.

Posted by: obnoxious ahole at February 19, 2016 09:39 AM (2YI4D)

62 57 Allen G, how did your interviews go?

Sub-optimal.

Everyone is looking for UI guys -and I'm not a UI guy (though I'm trying). On the pure back-end stuff, I'm at a "To long for Dick, to short for Richard" sort of place- I would be wasted (and people are afraid to hire me for) on pure development work, but I don't have enough Lead/Architect experience for people to hire me for that role, either.
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at February 19, 2016 09:38 AM (kff5f)

Kinda blows being an overqualified white male these days.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 09:39 AM (0mRoj)

63 Kinda blows being an overqualified white male these days.

It certainly doesn't help.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at February 19, 2016 09:40 AM (kff5f)

64 >>Still, it was quite classy to spend so much air time just letting the scene unfold.

Agreed.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 19, 2016 09:40 AM (/tuJf)

65 Of course the only way the Government can map your colon is by opening the sphincter.
If the NSA can not open a pedestrian cell phone then shut em down and fire em all,
SEEE HUGE TRUMP EPISODES.
That said this is just a tool to finally use the IRS, YOUR DNA. elimination to Right of FREEE non PC Speech and communications for the final solution.

Posted by: Noit a Luver of Nikki H at February 19, 2016 09:40 AM (hforh)

66 30 The Sandy Day OConner comment highlights the problem with her judicial philosophy - in that she has none. It was always about her - what she believed - sometimes she wanted an outcome that conservatives wanted, sometimes the other way. She was results oriented and without a judicial philosophy.

Posted by: SH at February 19, 2016 09:29 AM (gmeXX)


Which makes her a liberal. Conservatives value the process (following the Constitution), while liberals are more interested in the outcome (the ends justify the means).

Posted by: rickl at February 19, 2016 09:41 AM (zoehZ)

67 58 EC! Haven't seen you around in ages! What's happenin'?

Work! New job keeps me occupied like nothing else. I'm busy far longer in the day and into the night, emailing and spreadsheeting. It can get out of control,if I don't put limits on it.
Posted by: EC at February 19, 2016 09:38 AM (j8YpL)

Sounds a bit like law. It will take over your entire life if you aren't careful. My last employer dumped me just in time for Christmas and I haven't found shit since. Yay for motherfucking funemployment

Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 09:41 AM (0mRoj)

68 Well, if the Federal Government can force Apple to work for them at no cost, because TERRORISM!, then there goes the 13th Amendment.

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May I recruit you to my unpopular anti-E-verify platform here at the AOSHQ?

Posted by: SH at February 19, 2016 09:42 AM (gmeXX)

69 Here's my scenario.
Cruz gets the nomination.
Trump goes all "you broke the deal! Unfair! etc" and goes third party.
Bloomberg jumps in as well.
Hillary either drops out or the DNC convinces someone to drop an indictment on her to force her out.
The DNC says "mulligan/no precedent for this" and changes all the rules and re-starts a new primary series with new/abbreviate rules"
Some old warhorse like Slow Joe gets the Dem nod.
Leaving the question: will Trump drain more votes from Repubs than Bloomie will drain from the Dems?

Posted by: xnycpeasant at February 19, 2016 09:42 AM (k8tEg)

70 Pope who lives in walled city whose job it is to lead people to walled Heaven says walls are unChristian

Posted by: Boone at February 19, 2016 09:42 AM (vq6QR)

71 So, I think God smacked me up-side the head this morning, I guess I'd better get to writing this weekend.

I had inspiration for a novelized* epic of the life of King David.

*I don't want to say "fictionalized" because I plan to stay as true as possible to the story as told in the Bible, but I'll have to make up certain details (dialogue, descriptions, etc).

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at February 19, 2016 09:42 AM (kff5f)

72 Ed Schultz - Milady suggests instead of callling his pathetic effort a "superPAC," it should be called a sub-comPAC.

Been reading her too many of Muldoon's comments.

Posted by: mindful webworker - PAC, maan! at February 19, 2016 09:43 AM (x4kJD)

73 47 I kind of wonder why these law enforcement agencies who want to read the content of various iPhone don't come up with some cash for a sort of X-Prize to be awarded to the first person who can defeat Apple iPhone security and gain access to the encrypted stuff on the phone with out destroying any data.
Posted by: obnoxious ahole at February 19, 2016 09:33 AM (2YI4D)


NSA should set up a contest where they tell a bunch of 15 yo teenage boys they have a locked iPhone with naked pics of Taylor Swift on it.

Posted by: EC at February 19, 2016 09:43 AM (j8YpL)

74
I like this FL couple who won PB. They waited a few hours before they claimed the prize to tell anyone, claimed it, came home and within hours were packed up and gone.

That's how to do it.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 19, 2016 09:43 AM (iQIUe)

75
The Sandy Day OConner comment highlights the problem with her judicial philosophy - in that she has none. It was always about her - what she believed - sometimes she wanted an outcome that conservatives wanted, sometimes the other way. She was results oriented and without a judicial philosophy. Of course she would say that, her status derives entirely from her elevated spot in life as a supreme court justice. In her mind, the only thing that matters is that the justice spot remains elevated - by filling it. Fidelity to the Constitution, allowing the people decide, a judicial philosophy - all be damned.

Posted by: SH at February 19, 2016 09:29 AM (gmeXX)






I think O'Connor had the same character flaw that Kennedy has: as the "swing vote" she liked being in de facto control of SCOTUS, and enjoyed the hell out of playing with it like a cat with a gopher corpse.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 19, 2016 09:43 AM (S7qKa)

76
Insomniac, I got your e-mail. So whenever you want to vent, feel free. My only caveat is that I try to stay off the web on weekends, just to keep sane, so if I don't respond right away, don't fret.

**if you smoke, shoves box of Fuentes Opus X through USB port**

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 19, 2016 09:44 AM (X6fMO)

77 I had inspiration for a novelized* epic of the life of King David.

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Best of luck. Sounds like a daunting project. I truly envy the writers of the world. I wish I could do it. You not only have to have an idea, but then you have to do the heavy lifting.

Posted by: SH at February 19, 2016 09:44 AM (gmeXX)

78 Sounds a bit like law. It will take over your entire life if you aren't careful. My last employer dumped me just in time for Christmas and I haven't found shit since. Yay for motherfucking funemployment


Damn, I'm sorry to hear buddy! That's exactly how I was dumped 2 years ago. Fucking sucks.

Posted by: EC at February 19, 2016 09:44 AM (j8YpL)

79 >>>Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 09:39 AM (0mRoj)

My wages have been static for the last decade, as hordes of H1B types have been imported.

Now I'm told I need to work on my value proposition, as the development work will increasingly be shipped overseas.

I have the good fortune to have 30 years experience in the bit-wrangling business, so I can adjust. For someone starting out, however, it's got to be a tough row to hoe.

Vote Trump.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 19, 2016 09:44 AM (bpn7O)

80 Reaserchers at the physics department of prestigious Trump University have announced the discovery of a new element, Trumpium-432. Found only in certain eccentric billionaires, the substance has many unique properties, including a seemingly inexplicable attraction to Republican voters.

"Multiple bankruptcies, eminent domain abuse, swearing in public, left-wing positions, donation to Democrats, bizarre policy statements, ugly divorces, crazy tariffs, fraudulent bait-and-switch schemes -- nothing seems to affect its powerful ability to attract Republicans!" enthused one breathless member of the team. "This could rewrite science!"

Other scientists caution more research is needed, as the substance appears to be radioactive to independents and Democrats, and could easily prove fatal in a general election.

Posted by: Trump University Alumni Newsletter -- GO FIGHTING KELOS! at February 19, 2016 09:44 AM (74ZYB)

81 Oh Sandy O Conner said affirmative action would last as a maximum 20 years , unfortunately the folks found out those pustules of SCOTUS action are Political Herpes

Posted by: Noit a Luver of Nikki H at February 19, 2016 09:44 AM (hforh)

82 Leaving the question: will Trump drain more votes from Repubs than Bloomie will drain from the Dems?

Let's just say I look forward to a very interesting process in the House in that case.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 19, 2016 09:45 AM (9krrF)

83 336 to Inauguration Day

* taps foot impatiently, kicks calendar *

Posted by: mindful webworker - if ever at February 19, 2016 09:45 AM (x4kJD)

84 76
Insomniac, I got your e-mail. So whenever you want to vent, feel free. My only caveat is that I try to stay off the web on weekends, just to keep sane, so if I don't respond right away, don't fret.

**if you smoke, shoves box of Fuentes Opus X through USB port**
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 19, 2016 09:44 AM (X6fMO)

Thanks. I haven't burned a stogie in a long time but for Opus X I will make an exception!

Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 09:45 AM (0mRoj)

85 it turns out Mozart wrote some music with Salieri

http://bit.ly/1Rc71HY

my guess is they were drunk

Posted by: Feh at February 19, 2016 09:46 AM (pCThh)

86 Vote Trump.

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Now I feel like I am losing you to my anti-E-verify cause.

Posted by: SH at February 19, 2016 09:46 AM (gmeXX)

87 The times we live in make me wish I lived 200 years ago. No internet, no television, no news from anywhere other than in a ten-mile radius or so, and probably half the neuroses common now hadn't been invented yet.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 19, 2016 09:46 AM (B8JRQ)

88 >>>Posted by: SH at February 19, 2016 09:42 AM (gmeXX)

I am occasionally tempted to the position of open borders in return for no welfare.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 19, 2016 09:46 AM (bpn7O)

89 "My last employer dumped me just in time for Christmas and I haven't found shit since. Yay for motherfucking funemployment "

Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 09:41 AM (0mRoj)


Is there any way you can work for yourself?

Posted by: jwest at February 19, 2016 09:47 AM (Zs4uk)

90 Of all of the elections in my memory - even the ones that elected the biggest jackass traitor in the history of the country - this one I hate the most.

If anybody thinks that in this field of whining, disembling, crackpot boneheads is the answer to this country's problems, they need to grab themselves by the neck and give a good strong yank because their head is in a very dark smelly place.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at February 19, 2016 09:48 AM (4ng05)

91
Allen G, how did your interviews go?

Sub-optimal.

Everyone is looking for UI guys -and I'm not a UI guy (though I'm trying). On the pure back-end stuff, I'm at a "To long for Dick, to short for Richard" sort of place- I would be wasted (and people are afraid to hire me for) on pure development work, but I don't have enough Lead/Architect experience for people to hire me for that role, either.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at February 19, 2016 09:38 AM (kff5f)








Be sure to tell them that you won't be wasting company time writing on a blog that you totally don't have.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 19, 2016 09:48 AM (S7qKa)

92 @82
Followed by the DNC analysis that because 80% of minority voters voted for their candidate, they were "disenfranchised" by those old white guys in the Congress.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at February 19, 2016 09:48 AM (k8tEg)

93 AllenG, that still bites.

I can't remember, did I get you the URL for the SHARE interview model? Like most of these things, it gives you a framework to set up your answer for the "tell me of the time you actually used these skills" questions.

It is also the newest new thing for interviews.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jrgomct

Posted by: Kindltot at February 19, 2016 09:48 AM (q2o38)

94 Insomniac & MPPP, keeping u on my prayer list.
Please pray for me too .

Posted by: @votermom at February 19, 2016 09:49 AM (cbfNE)

95 CNN has been carrying the Scalia casket procession without voiceover. Obviously, they started talking the minute I started typing.

Still, it was quite classy to spend so much air time just letting the scene unfold.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 19, 2016 09:39 AM (1xUj/)


Watching Fox. Took me a minute to recognize the blond woman standing behind Clarence Thomas, blowing her nose, wiping her eyes as Ginni Thomas.

Posted by: Joanne at February 19, 2016 09:49 AM (hgBpU)

96 **if you smoke, shoves box of Fuentes Opus X through USB port**
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 19, 2016 09:44 AM

Heh, you gots to do better than that, amirite?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 19, 2016 09:50 AM (voOPb)

97 >>>Posted by: SH at February 19, 2016 09:46 AM (gmeXX)

I go back and forth.

My two bedrock principles are "Leave me the hell alone!" and "Stay out of my rose bushes!"

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 19, 2016 09:50 AM (bpn7O)

98 89 "My last employer dumped me just in time for Christmas and I haven't found shit since. Yay for motherfucking funemployment "

Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 09:41 AM (0mRoj)


Is there any way you can work for yourself?
Posted by: jwest at February 19, 2016 09:47 AM (Zs4uk)

Not really. No clients.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 09:51 AM (0mRoj)

99 "My last employer dumped me just in time for Christmas and I haven't found shit since. Yay for motherfucking funemployment "

Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 09:41 AM (0mRoj)


Dude that sucks. It's one reason I don't normally complain about my own work situation - I know there are lots who have it worse than I do.

What do you do and where?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at February 19, 2016 09:51 AM (kff5f)

100 My two bedrock principles are "Leave me the hell alone!" and "Stay out of my rose bushes!"

Congratulations, you're well on your way to full "Get off my lawn" status!

Mind you, any world where the Pope is picking a fight with Donald Trump is so far down the rabbit hole even the Mad Hatter is looking to skip town...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 19, 2016 09:52 AM (9krrF)

101 99 "My last employer dumped me just in time for Christmas and I haven't found shit since. Yay for motherfucking funemployment "

Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 09:41 AM (0mRoj)

Dude that sucks. It's one reason I don't normally complain about my own work situation - I know there are lots who have it worse than I do.

What do you do and where?
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at February 19, 2016 09:51 AM (kff5f)

Health care lawyer, Central Florida.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 09:52 AM (0mRoj)

102
88 >>>Posted by: SH at February 19, 2016 09:42 AM (gmeXX)

I am occasionally tempted to the position of open borders in return for no welfare.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 19, 2016 09:46 AM (bpn7O)








Don't be. They would find some way to illegally tap into the welfare dollars, with the help of those immigration lawyer crooks in cheap strip malls who are nothing more than fronts for industrialized identity theft.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 19, 2016 09:53 AM (S7qKa)

103
it turns out Mozart wrote some music with Salieri

I love stories like that.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 19, 2016 09:53 AM (X6fMO)

104 >>>Trumpium-432

Back in the day, I was fascinated by the Intel 432.

I'm feeling good about where my voting inclination lies.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 19, 2016 09:54 AM (bpn7O)

105 87

BeconingChasm

P.J.O'Rourke has said that whenever he hears someone wishing to live in an earlier time his response is always "dentistry".

Posted by: obnoxious ahole at February 19, 2016 09:55 AM (2YI4D)

106 Health care lawyer, Central Florida.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 09:52 AM (0mRoj)


Sorry, not my circles. I've done some Healthcare IT in the past, so I'll keep my ears open, but it's unlikely.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at February 19, 2016 09:55 AM (kff5f)

107 P.J.O'Rourke has said that whenever he hears someone wishing to live in an earlier time his response is always "dentistry".

I'll see his "dentistry" and raise him "flushing toilets."

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at February 19, 2016 09:56 AM (kff5f)

108 Kinda blows being an overqualified white male these days.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 09:39 AM (0mRoj)


Also white female. Over the age of 35? You're doomed. My girlfriend correctly diagnosed the problem: Companies want tadpoles. Cheaper.

Posted by: Joanne at February 19, 2016 09:56 AM (hgBpU)

109 Thanks. MisHum for taking on the task of doing the news dump. It's a lot of work and much appreciated.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 09:56 AM (w4NZ8)

110 So South Carolina has a "Muslim enclave" ...

https://tinyurl.com/z6cvt9c

Quaint.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at February 19, 2016 09:57 AM (4ng05)

111 >>>Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 19, 2016 09:53 AM (S7qKa)

I mean *no* welfare. For anyone. Leave that to private charities. Get the bloody government out of the wealth-transfer business altogether.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 19, 2016 09:57 AM (bpn7O)

112 106 Health care lawyer, Central Florida.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 09:52 AM (0mRoj)

Sorry, not my circles. I've done some Healthcare IT in the past, so I'll keep my ears open, but it's unlikely.
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at February 19, 2016 09:55 AM (kff5f)

It's cool. Open ears are a welcome thing.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 09:57 AM (0mRoj)

113 Btw the previous thread still is going and we have a consensus that exercise and cognitive behavioral therapy is recommended for depression.

(And I still stand with my suggestion of prayer even if you start out faking it)

Posted by: @votermom at February 19, 2016 09:57 AM (cbfNE)

114 108 Kinda blows being an overqualified white male these days.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 09:39 AM (0mRoj)


Also white female. Over the age of 35? You're doomed. My girlfriend correctly diagnosed the problem: Companies want tadpoles. Cheaper.
Posted by: Joanne at February 19, 2016 09:56 AM (hgBpU)

Yeah. They don't want old (which is relative) and they REALLY don't want old(er), white, and of the penile persuasion.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 09:58 AM (0mRoj)

115 **if you smoke, shoves box of Fuentes Opus X through USB port**

I've fell out of Fuente some time ago...are they still even making those? I remember years ago being able to find a single Opus X was a big deal, let alone a box....

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat label at February 19, 2016 09:58 AM (eytER)

116 Don't be. They would find some way to illegally tap into the welfare dollars, with the help of those immigration lawyer crooks in cheap strip malls who are nothing more than fronts for industrialized identity theft.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 19, 2016 09:53 AM (S7qKa)

Exactly, they simply hide it away, or normalize it within other day to day operations of state governments, union organizations, etc. There is no way to cut down on exploitation of the welfare apparatus without cutting off the flow of new recipients.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 19, 2016 09:58 AM (xuouz)

117 106 Health care lawyer, Central Florida.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 09:52 AM (0mRoj)

How about volunteering for a political campaign? Might get you new contacts?

Posted by: @votermom at February 19, 2016 09:58 AM (cbfNE)

118 Not really. No clients.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 09:51 AM (0mRoj)


My son started in high school setting up computers for small businesses. Pretty soon after, he had 8 of his friends working for him.

There are plenty of people out there with problems to solve, and sometimes the problems are a lot simpler than what you're skilled to do. But it still makes money.

Think about your entire skill set and figure out a way to make money with it.

Posted by: jwest at February 19, 2016 09:58 AM (Zs4uk)

119 I mean *no* welfare. For anyone. Leave that to private charities. Get the bloody government out of the wealth-transfer business altogether.

As if that would happen, how would they bribe people to vote for them then?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 19, 2016 09:59 AM (9krrF)

120 >>>Companies want tadpoles. Cheaper.

There is so much f'ed-up code out there, mostly from H1B types, I will have work - should I want it - 'til the day I die.

It takes a fair amount of experience to un-f' f'ed-up systems.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 19, 2016 09:59 AM (bpn7O)

121 4 I like the FCC idea about set-top boxes.

As I recounted on a thread last night, the boxes are a profit stream for the cable companies. They charge a monthly fee (hundreds of $ a year), and, if you don't return the equipment when you end service, they bill you for it. In a few years you might pay $1000 just for the box.

Posted by: Schroedinger at February 19, 2016 09:59 AM (NJ2TU)

122 113 Btw the previous thread still is going and we have a consensus that exercise and cognitive behavioral therapy is recommended for depression.

(And I still stand with my suggestion of prayer even if you start out faking it)
Posted by: @votermom at February 19, 2016 09:57 AM (cbfNE)

I have a real hard time with that. My earnest communications with God involve letting him know what a dick he is.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 09:59 AM (0mRoj)

123 So there is an 18 acre government funded mosque in Turtle Bay now.

Great.


http://tinyurl.com/zhbymfy

Muslim prayers on Fridays at the United Nations headquarters in New York have begun taking up a large area next to the General Assembly Hall, shunning a designated ecumenical prayer area.

There was no formal decision by the UN to host Muslim prayers. The space has simply been booked without further explanation.

Muslim prayers at the UN have been operating for some time, though UN staffers are tight-lipped about when they began and who started them.




Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 10:00 AM (mEZce)

124 I do think that we people prone to depression would be better off just ditching the internet for a days or days at a time. If you have too use e-mail it's one thing, but nobody needs websites. Go take a brisk walk, find some nature spot you enjoy if it's not too cold. I always feel better when I do that and simply don't look at the latest dastardly deed Democrats do or Republicans reprehensibly resort to.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 10:01 AM (w4NZ8)

125 >>>Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 19, 2016 09:59 AM (9krrF)

Yeah. I understand. As Insty would have it, "insufficient opportunities for graft."

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 19, 2016 10:01 AM (bpn7O)

126 @ Insomniac.


I might have to retain your lawyerly services, as relates to my 87 y/o Step Mom in Orlando.

Barring that, at least obtain a good referral from you from a lawyer specializing in elder-care.

We've already got all the estate and trusts set up, I have full power of attorney in every aspect. But, there are nuances and grey areas, and as she's starting to really "slip" in the mind....well....

My email is in my nic. I'd be honored to hear from you.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 19, 2016 10:01 AM (McRlu)

127 May I recruit you to my unpopular anti-E-verify platform here at the AOSHQ?

Posted by: SH at February 19, 2016 09:42 AM (gmeXX)
i'm anti e verify too......because the gov't verifies the illegal that i hire and i'm suppose to pay some fucking fine that i hired the illegal verified by the gov't that is actually illegal? fuck e verify and fuck people who think employers who use e verify should be held accountable......

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 19, 2016 10:01 AM (0O7c5)

128 This looks like flaming fucking skull material:

For the past two months the Obama administration has quietly been informing Russia where U.S. Special Operations forces are clandestinely fighting in Syria.

Late last year, under President Obama's orders, teams of about 50 U.S. Special Ops forces, among others, began ranging within Syria, mostly in the northeast, in secret operations against ISIS and training rebel forces fighting troops of President Bashir al Assad.

However, Russian ground and air forces are also operating across Syria. According to President Vladimir Putin, they're fighting ISIS. But on-the ground reality indicates they're actually helping the shaky Assad regime combat the very same rebels the U.S. is helping.
(IBD):

http://tinyurl.com/j2j27x4

There's more there. Read the whole thing.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 19, 2016 10:03 AM (gyKtp)

129 Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 09:59 AM (0mRoj)

Telling Go what a **** he is is a form of faith. The psalms are full of complaint. Other parts of the Bible are full or lamentation. The creator of the universe can handle your complaints.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 10:03 AM (w4NZ8)

130
I've fell out of Fuente some time ago...are they still even making those? I remember years ago being able to find a single Opus X was a big deal, let alone a box....

Still making them. In fact, the brand just celebrated its 20th anniversary. It's still made in limited batches, but I snap a few up whenever I can.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 19, 2016 10:03 AM (X6fMO)

131 So Obama is telling the Russians where our special forces are in Syria. What could conceivably go wrong?

https://tinyurl.com/z4m568m

Or as the famous movie quote puts it, "I see dead people."

Seems to be more of that "flexibility" that Obama promised Putin he would have in his last term.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at February 19, 2016 10:04 AM (4ng05)

132 Regarding the Rubio no-show. Evidently he was scheduled to speak at 8:00 and they moved his time forward an hour to accommodate him, which pushed Louie Gohmert in that time slot. Reportedly, Gohmert gave a scathing speech criticizing Mario/Amesty/Lying POS (without directly mentioning his name, I might add).

I haven't seen Gohmert's speech but I will check it out. Anyway, Gowdy, Scott, and Jindahl stomped off and didn't attend either.

Posted by: Joanne at February 19, 2016 10:04 AM (hgBpU)

133 Someone's awesome tweet yesterday;

It's like America is in its last season and the writers are just going nuts.


wish I could give credit to the guy, he's nailed it.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 19, 2016 10:04 AM (kKHcp)

134 Still in the Blue Circle of Hell with Win10/Edge and this site is only functional with PaleMoon/AdBlock. I think right now that advertising bundlers have it in for any 'right-wing' site. Tinfoil is so shiny and bright.

Anyway, hearing today in Cook County Circuit Court over Cruz eligibility.

And, in other WTF stuff, The Don said he 'loves the mandate'?

Don't know if anyone has a potted analysis of last night's CNN stuff, but I sure would appreciate any insights.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 19, 2016 10:04 AM (MIKMs)

135 I have a real hard time with that. My earnest communications with God involve letting him know what a dick he is.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 09:59 AM (0mRoj)


I watch crows. It is a form of cognitive therapy.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 19, 2016 10:04 AM (q2o38)

136 Live leak Blocked WTF?

Posted by: Noit a Luver of Nikki H at February 19, 2016 10:05 AM (hforh)

137 So there is an 18 acre government funded mosque in Turtle Bay now.

Great.



Praying inside the world seat of power?

Sooo, where are all the people who should be bitching about the "separation of church and state?"

Huh?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 19, 2016 10:05 AM (LUgeY)

138 Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 19, 2016 10:01 AM (0O7c5)

How exactly then would you propose on how we hold employers responsible? I think e-verify should be the first step with additional appeals process available for scenarios you bring up.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 19, 2016 10:05 AM (nS+hx)

139 I have the good fortune to have 30 years experience in the bit-wrangling business, so I can adjust. For someone starting out, however, it's got to be a tough row to hoe.

Vote Trump.
Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 19, 2016 09:44 AM (bpn7O)
---
That's pretty much how autoworkers have felt since the Japanese started making cars, back around 1967 when Detriot was the richest metro area in the US and maybe the world. You adapt, or you end up like Detroit 2016.

The value proposition is everything. You think employers can just accept those inefficiencies with no consequences? You'll lose your job just as surely if your company can't compete in the global marketplace.

As an IT guy I sympathize, I really do -- I was laid off three times. Every time, I went back and learned new skills. I struggled my way through an Oracle DBA OCP certification I barely even ever used. I now support a dozen applications on twenty different platforms instead of one app on one platform. I invented new programming techniques in bleeding-edge SAP applications in a matter of hours, while the offshore guys took two weeks to tell them they couldn't figure it out. Companies will still pay you a lot for that.

Is it tough for people starting out? Absolutely. But even in 1999, at the peak of the last IT bubble, most people washed out of this profession, and even more have IT jobs where they never write code, because they just can't. But some of those kids who can code have become billionaires in their 20s, and a lot more of us became millionaires in our 30s.

The constant search for more value is always painful, but it's why capitalism works. The alternatives are all a lot worse.

Posted by: TallDave at February 19, 2016 10:05 AM (74ZYB)

140 >>>Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 19, 2016 10:01 AM (0O7c5)

It really angers me that as a taxpaying American citizen who honorably performed military service, every time I take a new job, I have to prove who I am and that I have the right to work here in the US.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 19, 2016 10:05 AM (bpn7O)

141 Insomniac

I have no idea how to find clients. Perhaps somebody here has a suggestion. Can you just put up yard signs in the median strip near hospitals and doctors offices?

I know a lawyer working for himself who is constantly busy and making a nice living doing nothing but traffic cases.

Posted by: obnoxious ahole at February 19, 2016 10:05 AM (2YI4D)

142 NotCoach: Your vague descriptors make me click more links.

Although I complimented MisHum on the humor of his vague links, I really would prefer more information, from MH, from BenK, even Vic and various other commenters. I'm just sparing about clicking away, jealous of my time.

Grateful, as I said (yesterday?), that I'm on the tablet where I can hover over a link to at least read what it says, and not stuck on the cell where I have to click the link to find out what's in it.

Peloisi-links!

I will say, MisHum doesn't seem to go to the same three or four sites over and over like BenK...

Posted by: mindful webworker - if ever at February 19, 2016 10:05 AM (x4kJD)

143 . My earnest communications with God involve letting him know what a dick he is.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 09:59 AM (0mRoj)

--

At least the communication lines are open.

Posted by: @votermom at February 19, 2016 10:06 AM (cbfNE)

144 Heh. There is a dating site for single Bernie Sanders supporters.


Judging by the pic posted at the FB Horde group yesterday I would remind the horde to remember 'don't stick your dick in crazy.'

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 10:06 AM (mEZce)

145 I haven't seen Gohmert's speech but I will check it
out. Anyway, Gowdy, Scott, and Jindahl stomped off and didn't attend
either.

Posted by: Joanne at February 19, 2016 10:04 AM (hgBpU)
redstate has an explanation on their site

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 19, 2016 10:07 AM (0O7c5)

146 You know I love you Ace, but the whole Mario thing is seriously messing with my brain. I saw a headline today that said "CSULA Professor Threatens to 'Macroagress' in Response to Ben Shapiro Lecture", and I thought it said " marcoagress". And I think I'm up to three times now where I've seen "Marco Rubio" on a news site, and had a moment of confusion where I either wonder who they're talking about, or why they're getting his name wrong.

Posted by: Grimaldi at February 19, 2016 10:07 AM (KHeXH)

147 My email is in my nic. I'd be honored to hear from you.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at February 19, 2016 10:01 AM (McRlu)

I'll send a test email shortly. There will have to be a number of limitations that you'll have to be OK with as I'll explain in the follow up email.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 10:08 AM (0mRoj)

148 Still in the Blue Circle of Hell with Win10/Edge and this site is only functional with PaleMoon/AdBlock.

I think I see your real problem here...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 19, 2016 10:08 AM (9krrF)

149 143 . My earnest communications with God involve letting him know what a dick he is.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 09:59 AM (0mRoj)

--

At least the communication lines are open.
Posted by: @votermom at February 19, 2016 10:06 AM (cbfNE)

So what you're saying is hope springs eternal?

Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 10:09 AM (0mRoj)

150 Muslim Street Prayers= Dominance Displays.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 19, 2016 10:09 AM (kKHcp)

151 144 Heh. There is a dating site for single Bernie Sanders supporters.


Judging by the pic posted at the FB Horde group yesterday I would remind the horde to remember 'don't stick your dick in crazy.'
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 10:06 AM (mEZce)

Fake name.
Cash.
Burner phone.
Hotel.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 10:10 AM (0mRoj)

152 Must see TV. A Murder In the Park. This is an infuriating documentary about a Northwestern journalism professor and his class of snowflakes fabricate evidence to free a double murderer on death row and to convict an innocent man. Back when it was believed the death row inmate was innocent, his "false" conviction caused the governor of Illinois to end capital punishment. The film maker suggests that the professor and his class of moonbats acted out of their belief in the greater good; I.e., that the death penalty needed to end. I suspect it was mere arrogant sanctimony. Watch this but have plenty of happy juice close to hand or you'll probably charge the TV.

http://tinyurl.com/lfbtn9a

Why haven't you heard about this outrageous miscarriage of justice? The MSM liked the narrative of spunky college kids outsourcing the dumb cops. The MSM likes universities and doesn't like you. Journalists covering up for journalists.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 19, 2016 10:10 AM (Nwg0u)

153 I have a real hard time with that. My earnest communications with God involve letting him know what a dick he is.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 09:59 AM (0mRoj)


_____________________________________________

Yes!

Posted by: Satan at February 19, 2016 10:10 AM (rsudF)

154 New NBC poll in South Carolina pretty closely tracks the WSJ "outlier" poll, this one gives Trump a 5 point lead,

Trump 28
Cruz. 23
Mario. 15
Bush. 13

Posted by: Boone at February 19, 2016 10:10 AM (vq6QR)

155 135

Kindletot

Crows are only soothing to watch when they are feeding on the corpses of my enemies.

Posted by: obnoxious ahole at February 19, 2016 10:11 AM (2YI4D)

156 >>>Posted by: TallDave at February 19, 2016 10:05 AM (74ZYB)

I think I'm going to do a cognitive therapy app for Android and iOS.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 19, 2016 10:12 AM (bpn7O)

157 My earnest communications with God involve letting him know what a dick he is.

I've learned that God answers all prayers--though in many cases the answer is "no".

Or maybe my ego's just so beaten down after spending my adulthood in this ridiculous parody of a society that I don't expect any better now.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 19, 2016 10:14 AM (9krrF)

158 Time to recalibrate TBH3K...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 19, 2016 10:15 AM (9krrF)

159 I think I'm going to do a cognitive therapy app for Android and iOS.
Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 19, 2016 10:12 AM (bpn7O)

That's a good idea.

Are you an app developer?
I want to ask you, what's basic set of requirements I'd need to learn how to write an app - sw knowledge, we installation and hw?

Posted by: @votermom at February 19, 2016 10:15 AM (cbfNE)

160 The constant search for more value is always painful, but it's why capitalism works. The alternatives are all a lot worse.
Posted by: TallDave at February 19, 2016 10:05 AM (74ZYB)

bravo

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 19, 2016 10:15 AM (xuouz)

161 Cigars.


The Fuente Fuente Opus X is probably the most over rated dog-rocket ever to land on the lawn and be smoked by the palate-challenged public.

Scarcity and Exclusivity were, and are very effective marketing tools, and it worked. The X's claim to fame, is that it was the first Dominican Puro, with an English Market Selection grade wrapper that was also Dominican grown, back when they said ya couldn't grow wrapper grade leaf on the island of Hispanola.

Fuente sells the EXACT SAME cigar, but with a true Connecticut Shade wrapper on it, and sells it under the Diamond Crown label.

It's a far superior cigar, and lacking the cachet of the "X", far more readily available, withal.

For all the hype on the Opus X, I found it to be singularly ordinary, absolutely uninspiring, dull, and just an overall "meh".

Fifty percent or more of the flavor of a given cigar, comes from the wrapper, not the filler or binder leaves.

The Opus X isn't a BAD cigar, mind you. Just nowhere near the hype or the price would indicate.

By the same measure, the highest quality, most perfectly consistent and perfectly made cigars out there are under the Dunhill line.

Pity they don't use a more flavorful leaf. They're very mild, nearly to a fault.

But. Made. Perfectly.

Y'all come for a visit to my area, and I'll treat you to an El Cubano cigar from the Manny Lopez factory in Texas City, TX.

And I'll put that smoke up against anyone's pick for finest on the planet, with the exception of the vaunted "Trinidad", as made in Havana for the Cuban government types, foreign dignitaries and other erstwhile "elites". Yeah, good luck finding one of those out in the wild, that isn't a counterfeit!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX



Posted by: Jim at February 19, 2016 10:15 AM (McRlu)

162 How Dry I ammmmmmmm........

*hic*

How Dry I ammmmmmmm.......

*hic, hic*

Nobody but Huma.........

*hic*

How.....DRY....I.......ammmmmmmmmmm.........

*glass shatters*

Nobody wants to VOTE for me! NOBODY!!! WHY??????

Posted by: Shrillary's Vagina at February 19, 2016 10:16 AM (07nz0)

163 I think I'm going to do a cognitive therapy app for Android and iOS.

/Therapist in office, Galaxy S5 on the couch

"So, tell me about your motherboard..."

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 19, 2016 10:16 AM (9krrF)

164 Hooooorde!

Good morning.

Damn. Someone done pissed Maet off good, huh?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 19, 2016 10:16 AM (gW5Vg)

165 I recommend this book. I think I have mentioned this several times on the book thread- "Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To" by Anthony DeStefano. He has a section about suffering. anger and the existence of God. I didn't read all the reviews on Amazon but generally it's highly rated. I think I've given out about four copies of this book so far.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/j77jvzg

The other thing is, even if you don't believe in God if you're o.k. that people pray for you instead of saying, "That's a idiot thing to do; You can shove it", it means there's hope for you as far as believing in God again." There was a pastor in one of the churches I served who lost faith or was too angry to pray because their son took his life. The pastor said, "I can't pray now." One wise woman in the church said, "It's o.k. We'll pray for you." and they did and it helped her.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 10:16 AM (w4NZ8)

166 Hello from LGA in queens NY

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 19, 2016 10:17 AM (xzcsz)

167 I know a lawyer working for himself who is constantly busy and making a nice living doing nothing but traffic cases.
Posted by: obnoxious ahole at February 19, 2016 10:05 AM (2YI4D)


Go talk to old lawyers. When they retire they still like to talk, and they have a career's worth of advice on finding clients. Lot of them like coffee by the way.

A lot of them keep their law licenses for a long time after retiring, "just in case" so you might check the bar association listings for really old license dates.

The only other suggestion is to go offer to do pro-bono work for the local Elks, or the garden club, or SCA group or whatever. They generally can't afford good lawyering it might get your name on people's tongues.

And no, I have no idea of what I am talking about.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 19, 2016 10:17 AM (q2o38)

168 Hey youse guys didn't happen to see a tenner blow through here didja ?

Posted by: Ed Schultz at February 19, 2016 10:17 AM (gs8be)

169 Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 19, 2016 10:05 AM (nS+hx)

the govt who doesn't gather the illegals up and deport them should be held accountable....if they weren't here to begin with.....they wouldn't be able to get through e verify......which protects no one....just steals more money from employers

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 19, 2016 10:17 AM (0O7c5)

170 107...AllenG...Checkhov has a hilarious short story about.a dentist.visit. I think the story may even be called "The Dentist." Been a while since I read it but it was 19th century dental procedures writ large, loud, and full of lolz.

Also.a Pink Panther movie with Sellers impersonating a dentist and dealing with his boss' tooth issue.

Yeah. I'm a Dentalphobe...

Posted by: Russkilitlover at February 19, 2016 10:17 AM (IE0KL)

171 New NBC poll in South Carolina pretty closely tracks the WSJ "outlier" poll,

The outlier poll was a WSJ/NBC co-production. I suspect this one probably uses the same methodology or assumptions.

Posted by: Schroedinger at February 19, 2016 10:17 AM (NJ2TU)

172 Muslim Street Prayers= Dominance Displays.
Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 19, 2016 10:09 AM (kKHcp)

Hose em down. I hope I come across one here in Boston before spring hits and it warms up.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 19, 2016 10:18 AM (xuouz)

173
I've learned that God answers all prayers--though in many cases the answer is "no".


Or maybe my ego's just so beaten down after spending my adulthood in this ridiculous parody of a society that I don't expect any better now.Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 19, 2016 10:14 AM (9krrF)
I do find that having a naturally cynical and sarcastic attitude doesn't help one out of a depressive funk, either.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 19, 2016 10:19 AM (X6fMO)

174 The Fuente Fuente Opus X is probably the most over rated dog-rocket ever to land on the lawn and be smoked by the palate-challenged public.
Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


That is a great use of language. Made me laugh.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 19, 2016 10:19 AM (kKHcp)

175 I do find that having a naturally cynical and sarcastic attitude doesn't help one out of a depressive funk, either.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 19, 2016 10:19 AM (X6fMO)



Targeted cynicism works much better than blanket.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 19, 2016 10:19 AM (gW5Vg)

176 153 I have a real hard time with that. My earnest communications with God involve letting him know what a dick he is.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 09:59 AM (0mRoj)

_____________________________________________

Yes!
Posted by: Satan at February 19, 2016 10:10 AM (rsudF)

Oh, like you're better.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 10:19 AM (0mRoj)

177 Hey youse guys didn't happen to see a tenner blow through here didja ?

Hey, buddy, that's my gig!

Oh, wait, you meant a ten dollar bill, not a ten year old boy, didn't you? Carry on.

Posted by: Harry Reid at February 19, 2016 10:20 AM (4WhSY)

178 Targeted cynicism works much better than blanket.

LOL.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 10:20 AM (w4NZ8)

179 The older I get, the longer I leave my socks on.

Sheesh.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 19, 2016 10:20 AM (NJ2TU)

180 154 New NBC poll in South Carolina pretty closely tracks the WSJ "outlier" poll, this one gives Trump a 5 point lead,

Trump 28
Cruz. 23
Mario. 15
Bush. 13

Posted by: Boone at February 19, 2016 10:10 AM (vq6QR)



Wasn't it an NBC/WSJ poll?

Posted by: buzzion at February 19, 2016 10:20 AM (zt+N6)

181 I do find that having a naturally cynical and sarcastic attitude doesn't help one out of a depressive funk, either.

You too, huh?

Yeah. That's why I keep hobbies that vent me out of the increasingly surreal real world. Easier to keep off the police blotter that way.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 19, 2016 10:21 AM (9krrF)

182 Hose em down
osted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 19, 2016 10:18 AM (xuouz)



With what? Nevermind, don't answer that.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 19, 2016 10:21 AM (kKHcp)

183 Wondering if I should get the iPhone or this model


http://tinyurl.com/h2gddae

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 10:22 AM (mEZce)

184 Yes!

Posted by: Satan at February 19, 2016 10:10 AM (rsudF)


_________________________________________________

Oh, like you're better.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 10:19 AM (0mRoj)


_________________________________________________

What? I was agreeing with you. That guy is a douche, man.

Posted by: Satan at February 19, 2016 10:22 AM (rsudF)

185 Fuentes for Puente!

Please to donate...

Posted by: Tito Puente at February 19, 2016 10:23 AM (u5gzz)

186 Chris Matthews: Whiskey Pundit

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Adopt a Hot Air Refugee, get free pack of Argue-Mints at the Outrage Outlet! at February 19, 2016 10:23 AM (hLRSq)

187 Posted by: Jim at February 19, 2016 10:15 AM

Nothing to argue about in any of that.

I fell into the hype during the Cigar Boom and, well, I could understand the bit about the scarcity. Same with the Hemingways (big fan of the Short Story...). Plus Carlos cut that dashing figure in his panama hat, such pure marketing genius.

What disillusioned me was after the boom I was still hearing the same things from Fuente. "They are hard to make, demand is so high, we will never rush the hands of time, blah blah blah." Meanwhile other makers weren't having issues and it was easier to get heretefore "rare" cigars. So that pretty much told me that they were doing an OPEC-style strategy to keep the brand exclusive. It was also about that time that the DR and Nicaragua was seriously coming into its own and making tobacco that I thought was much better than the cubans I was smoking in Toronto.

So I stopped buying Fuentes. I went instead to La Gloria Cubana (series R, #5 maduro) which was my go to for years. For special occasions I still break out the La Aurora Preferidos Maduro. I don't think I've had a Fuente for at least ten years.


Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat label at February 19, 2016 10:23 AM (PFy0L)

188 @174

Jim be right. Fuente makes good cigars. But the Opus isn't one of them.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 19, 2016 10:23 AM (r65B3)

189 Daisy Fuentes?

I'd smoke one of those, yessir.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 19, 2016 10:24 AM (NJ2TU)

190 What? I was agreeing with you. That guy is a douche, man.

Says the douche that inspired the Koran, Communist Manifesto, Mein Kampf, and Rules for Radicals.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 19, 2016 10:24 AM (4WhSY)

191 That Ed Schultz story is the feel-good of the year.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 19, 2016 10:25 AM (NJ2TU)

192 http://tinyurl.com/h2gddae
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 10:22 AM (mEZce)

Yes.





Despite the "smart glasses", the phone is probably smarter.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 19, 2016 10:25 AM (kKHcp)

193 Wondering if I should get the iPhone or this model

http://tinyurl.com/h2gddae


The iPhone costs you less in the long run.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 19, 2016 10:25 AM (9krrF)

194 Says the douche that inspired the Koran, Communist Manifesto, Mein Kampf, and Rules for Radicals.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 19, 2016 10:24 AM (4WhSY)


And that whole eternal damnation thing.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 19, 2016 10:25 AM (gW5Vg)

195 If you judge a man by his friends and admirers Scalia was a giant.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 19, 2016 09:26 AM (/tuJf)


I have always viewed Scalia as larger than life... if I had ever thought about it I would have guessed he was over 6 feet tall. It shocked the hell out of me the other day when someone told me he was only 5'7".

Posted by: redbanzai at February 19, 2016 10:25 AM (OrI3J)

196 As a believer, I view my time on earth as but a mere moment in time. I try to think of that during difficult times. It too shall pass.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 19, 2016 10:26 AM (nS+hx)

197 173
I've learned that God answers all prayers--though in many cases the answer is "no".


Or maybe my ego's just so beaten down after spending my adulthood in this ridiculous parody of a society that I don't expect any better now.Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 19, 2016 10:14 AM (9krrF)I do find that having a naturally cynical and sarcastic attitude doesn't help one out of a depressive funk, either.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 19, 2016 10:19 AM (X6fMO)

It doesn't. I've also come to view prayer - for me personally, not necessarily for everyone - as effectual as pressing the button at the crosswalk. The light timing is going to go ether according to programming or the pressure sensors in the road at the stoplight. Pushing it just gives you a distraction while everything unfolds around you the way it would regardless of your prayerful pressing of the button.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 19, 2016 10:26 AM (0mRoj)

198
Posted by: Jim at February 19, 2016 10:15 AM

I like Diamond Crown, too. And Dunhills are a fine cigar. I buy Opus for two reasons - one, I like them, and, two, my cigar shop sells them at low prices, so I don't feel as though I'm being wallet-raped every time I light one up.

My usual day-to-day smoke is an Aroma de Cuba, which I find mild, but with enough of a back spiciness to be interesting. Chacun a son gout, as they say.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 19, 2016 10:26 AM (X6fMO)

199 Jim, sent you a test message.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 19, 2016 10:27 AM (0mRoj)

200 A Louisiana police captain has sent out a blunt message for members of a local street gang.
'You will be hunted. You will be tracked. And if you raise your weapon to a man like me, we'll return fire with superior power,' said Captain Clay Higgins in a video message, as he stood flanked by officers from more than a dozen Louisiana law enforcement agencies.

Higgins said a gang known as the Gremlins had been terrorizing the local community around St. Landry Parish, where the captain is based.




http://tinyurl.com/gpybyn8

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 10:29 AM (mEZce)

201 I've learned that God answers all prayers--though in many cases the answer is "no".



Hmm, all I ever hear is laughter.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 19, 2016 10:29 AM (LUgeY)

202 And that whole eternal damnation thing.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 19, 2016 10:25 AM (gW5Vg)

Like CS Lewis said, there's no such thing as evil, merely God's goodness and its absence. The devil ain't shit, he's just not God, but being a fallen angel, he's the most powerful not-God out there.

The Great Divorce. Read it, appreciate western philosophical traditions.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 19, 2016 10:29 AM (xuouz)

203 I've also come to view prayer - for me personally, not necessarily for everyone - as effectual as pressing the button at the crosswalk.

The thing about prayer is that it's not a magic spell. You don't kneel, fold hands, say words, and thing happens--that's not (generally...) how it works and not (generally...) the point. It's a sort of meditation and a sort of communication.

The role and function of prayer has been badly obscured in the modern world.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 19, 2016 10:29 AM (9krrF)

204 Says the douche that inspired the Koran, Communist Manifesto, Mein Kampf, and Rules for Radicals.

Remember our deal!

Posted by: Hillary! at February 19, 2016 10:30 AM (RrDm2)

205 Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 19, 2016 10:18 AM (xuouz)


Okay we got your JEB!UCHET about ready:

Gold Spinner Hubs on the windlasses.
Cobalt Blue Metal-Flake paint overall.
Chrome Skull for the release switch knob.
Airbrush painting of Red Sonja in chain mail bikini riding a dragon while chainsawing in half a burning zombie senator on the sides.

That'll be 20,000 Quatloos.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Adopt a Hot Air Refugee, get free pack of Argue-Mints at the Outrage Outlet! at February 19, 2016 10:30 AM (hLRSq)

206 >>>As a believer, I view my time on earth as but a mere moment in time. I try to think of that during difficult times. It too shall pass.

This is the sort of thing that was preached at me when I was a kid. Tends to make for a supine, unmotivated populace. The whole "Why bother? I'll be dead soon, and forever. Let us pray." thing really, really chaps my ass.

Had I taken this message to heart, a village in Ireland would still be in possession of its idiot.

YMMV, obviously.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 19, 2016 10:31 AM (bpn7O)

207 Heard this song on the radio and it always makes me cry, but it's a great song for dark times

Blessings by Laura Story

http://youtu.be/XQan9L3yXjc

Posted by: @votermom at February 19, 2016 10:31 AM (cbfNE)

208 Airbrush painting of Red Sonja in chain mail bikini riding a dragon while chainsawing in half a burning zombie senator on the sides.

Why does your Red Sonja look so much like a young Sarah Palin...?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 19, 2016 10:31 AM (9krrF)

209 A Louisiana police captain has sent out a blunt message for members of a local street gang.

He better hope they don't switch to Untouchable Islam.

Posted by: t-bird at February 19, 2016 10:32 AM (RrDm2)

210 I like the King of the Hill episode where Peggy Hill was explaining to Hank that she prayed to God for an answer to Hank's delima and God answered No but that she thought better and recommends yes.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 19, 2016 10:32 AM (nS+hx)

211
"Jeb!uchet"

**snort**

Posted by: fixerupper at February 19, 2016 10:32 AM (8XRCm)

212 You know why that bitch O'Conner was very likely the worst Supreme Court Justice?

1) DWI checkpoints, if the government can come up with any half-assed reason, the Constitution didn't matter to her.

2) "An Audience of One."Susan Estrich writes a law review article with the sole purpose of swaying O'Conner to vote for abortion. And it worked. That was the exact moment the Supreme Court became politicized beyond repair--and she is the fault. Because it flattered her vanity.

I'll piss on her grave if I ever get the chance.

Posted by: RoyalOil at February 19, 2016 10:32 AM (fQ/0p)

213 208 Airbrush painting of Red Sonja in chain mail bikini riding a dragon while chainsawing in half a burning zombie senator on the sides.

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

Why does your Red Sonja look so much like a young Sarah Palin...?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 19, 2016 10:31 AM (9krrF)



Honestly, does it matter? Just go with it.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 19, 2016 10:33 AM (gW5Vg)

214 A Louisiana police captain has sent out a blunt message for members of a local street gang.

-----

Im sure cries of "racist" and "brutality" are sure to follow.

**spit**

Posted by: fixerupper at February 19, 2016 10:33 AM (8XRCm)

215 Hebrew 4;14-16

For the Christian, faith is to be about faith in God who became a person. It isn't about a special feeling we have or an answer to prayer, because that is faith in certain outcomes/ Although answered prayer or a special feeling might be a catalyst for faith they can't sustain it. Faith in Jesus Christ who lived and walked the earth and is now eternal is what sustains it.

(I don't mean any disparagement towards people of other traditions. This is my perception as a Christian)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 10:34 AM (w4NZ8)

216 I've also come to view prayer - for me personally, not necessarily for everyone - as effectual as pressing the button at the crosswalk. The light timing is going to go ether according to programming or the pressure sensors in the road at the stoplight. Pushing it just gives you a distraction while everything unfolds around you the way it would regardless of your prayerful pressing of the button.
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 19, 2016 10:26 AM (0mRoj)

If you decide that while praying you're just passing the time then yeah, you're just killing time. Likewise if you think your prayers will themselves affect your situation then yes, what you hear in answer will be God's laughter, which is embarrassing although he's not being malicious.

I found this introduction to zazen practice to be extremely enlightening (which is not to say I'm Enlightened) bit.ly/1SWmG1P because, like tasting bourbon and scotch one after another for the first time, it made me understand them better through comparison. It gave me a better idea of which one fit.

Prayer is about you.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 19, 2016 10:34 AM (xuouz)

217 And remember, sometimes "no" means "I'm not intervening. I've given you the tools to handle it yourself." And sometimes "You're asking the wrong question." Often both.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 19, 2016 10:34 AM (9krrF)

218 I was so touched by the lines of former Scalia clerks on the steps of the SC. A truly impressive legacy. RIP

Youngest was really saddened because he came to talk at her high school (one of his grandkids attended). Said he was really funny and nice.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 19, 2016 10:34 AM (MIKMs)

219 Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 19, 2016 10:29 AM (9krrF)

Yes, but the Bible also speaks many times of granting what is prayed for fervently and in faith. That almost never happens, in my personal experience and based on decades of watching others.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 19, 2016 10:34 AM (0mRoj)

220 If you judge a man by his friends and admirers Scalia was a giant.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 19, 2016 09:26 AM (/tuJf)


That pic at WZ of his former clerks lined up is impressive.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 10:35 AM (mEZce)

221 I did suicide hotline work for around 15 years total, I think.

Look, I'm not going to offer anything you won't take up doing, and anyway this isn't the forum for it.

Talking all of this out with a professional - however you define that - can do wonders. I believe it can becoz I've seen that, obviously, but also becoz it takes cognition in order to put all of these conflicting, troublesome thoughts into a coherent sentence, which does half the work.

In fact, putting things into coherent sentences is half the work that prayer does, too, and why that works for some so well.

Our brains are logical, but they are built for linguistic logic, not maths or formal logic. Take advantage of that fact. Currently your brain is telling you a bad story designed to kill you. Why would it do that?

Posted by: Bigby's OTOH at February 19, 2016 10:36 AM (3ZtZW)

222 >>>Posted by: t-bird at February 19, 2016 10:32 AM (RrDm2)

Here in Atlanta, MARTA is running a campaign called "Ride with Respect." I see that as a clear indication that riding with disrespect is the current normal.

What I take from this Louisiana police officer is that the gang is winning.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 19, 2016 10:36 AM (bpn7O)

223 Why does your Red Sonja look so much like a young Sarah Palin...?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 19, 2016 10:31 AM (9krrF)


You can't judge me! I'm an artist, man!

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Adopt a Hot Air Refugee, get free pack of Argue-Mints at the Outrage Outlet! at February 19, 2016 10:36 AM (hLRSq)

224 Im sure cries of "racist" and "brutality" are sure to follow.

**spit**
Posted by: fixerupper at February 19, 2016 10:33 AM (8XRCm)

He referred to them as 'animals' so the 'racist' charge is guaranteed.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 10:36 AM (mEZce)

225 I'm reminded of a joke that floats around Ohio from time to time. It says....

"It's silly to pray for the outcome of a sporting event. God doesn't care about sports teams.

Except the Cleveland Browns. God clearly hate the Cleveland Browns."

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at February 19, 2016 10:36 AM (dBmVV)

226 Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 19, 2016 10:31 AM (bpn7O)

Yes my mileage does vary because I never said anything about nothing matters but rather that bad things happening doesn't matter in the long run. That actually frees you up to go on with life and take chances and to not let failure bring you down.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 19, 2016 10:37 AM (nS+hx)

227 He helps those who help themselves. And he accepts thank yous. That's how I've always looked at it.

Posted by: t-bird at February 19, 2016 10:37 AM (RrDm2)

228 Anyway. have to go find some prostitutes and destroy some pregnant woman's happy illusions. Later!

Posted by: Bigby's OTOH at February 19, 2016 10:38 AM (3ZtZW)

229 228 Anyway. have to go find some prostitutes and destroy some pregnant woman's happy illusions. Later!
Posted by: Bigby's OTOH at February 19, 2016 10:38 AM (3ZtZW)

Some guys have all the fun.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 19, 2016 10:38 AM (0mRoj)

230 Mikey NTH always comes through! What a paintjob! Like a Red Sox player shilling for Sullivan Tire, I'll do publicity for the Outrage Outlet anytime, anywhere, my treat.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 19, 2016 10:39 AM (xuouz)

231 Yes, but the Bible also speaks many times of granting what is prayed for fervently and in faith. That almost never happens, in my personal experience and based on decades of watching others.

Whose will be done?

It's very easy to confuse it. I've been guilty of it more than a few times and probably will be again.

Sometimes not having the path you ask for cleared is an indication you need to be going down a different path. This doesn't remove from us agency of course, but if you really want to keep digging a tunnel through that mountain with a plastic spork instead of taking that other path back there, which actually winds through a pass you missed and takes you by some very nourishing fruit and good water as well....

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 19, 2016 10:40 AM (9krrF)

232 Connected to the abortion is evil link, something to turn your stomach this morning:

http://www.paperdarts.org/literary-magazine/2016/1/14/20-tips-for-your-first-abortion

Posted by: LizLem at February 19, 2016 10:41 AM (hvf9s)

233 Jim in Galveston - I was just in Texas a week ago for work (Houston - Galveston - Dallas) and stopped in at En Fuego Tobacco in Frisco, TX. Neat place. I hope you appreciate your freedom there in Texas- places like that are not allowed to exist here in Illinois with full bar and cigars. At least none that I can find.

The store had a sign in it I thought was funny: "En Fuego Tobacco Store - the only place in Texas where it's ok to ask another man how it feels in your mouth."

Posted by: Eli Cash at February 19, 2016 10:42 AM (a+WIL)

234 prayer is placing yourself in the zoe-ne

the whole "please God change x now, please" is not a magical incantation, and God's love can't be measured by His doing what we want when we want it

nor is the reverse true, i.e. I had a wise old country boy say to me once "I don't think God is up there having a ball and saying all of a sudden boys I think I'll just take a shit on Gene this morning" and then WHAM something bad happens

Gene thought God had a whole bigger picture to be working, bigger fish to fry, etc

don't know if this helps, it sucks to suffer, period

Posted by: Feh at February 19, 2016 10:42 AM (pCThh)

235 232 Connected to the abortion is evil link, something to turn your stomach this morning:

http://www.paperdarts.org/literary-magazine/2016/1/14/20-tips-for-your-first-abortion

Posted by: LizLem at February 19, 2016 10:41 AM (hvf9s)


5. The time between making the appointment and going to the appointment is the worst. Stay busy. Drink heavily. You are not showing yet. Talk to Miss Poke some more. Drink some more. You are still not showing. It will be over soon.
-----


Why would you need to drink heavily? It's just a clump of cellls - like a scab almost.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 10:43 AM (mEZce)

236 9. Technology that tells you exactly how far along you are now exists. And it is terrible.



Again, I was told it was just a clump of cells.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 10:44 AM (mEZce)

237 fortunately RWC I think the youngsters all know, at least around me they do, that science/ultrasound/dna has solved the whole "what is it" question a long time ago

they see the whole issue clearly as mom vs. kid

Posted by: Feh at February 19, 2016 10:45 AM (pCThh)

238 I guess my faith also reflects my conservatism because I don't expect any handouts from God so I don't get mad or lose faith when he doesn't give them.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 19, 2016 10:45 AM (nS+hx)

239 Sometimes God's answer is surprising.

For example, for years I have longed for the media stranglehold on politics to be destroyed, and for illegal immigration to get cracked down on. That so.some, anyone, would lead the reform against this.

Then Donald Trump came along.
Can't say God doesn't have a sense of humor.

Posted by: @votermom at February 19, 2016 10:46 AM (cbfNE)

240 Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 19, 2016 10:45 AM (nS+hx)

It's not a question of handouts. At least not for me.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 19, 2016 10:46 AM (0mRoj)

241 Nelle Harper Lee is an American novelist widely known for her novel To Kill a Mockingbird, passed away yesterday.

Posted by: undocumented at February 19, 2016 10:46 AM (e8kgV)

242 20. Go home. Relax. Eat a big meal. Process your emotions. Take a shower. Talk with your friends. Cry with your friends. Make inappropriate jokes about how you were 'killin' it' today and laugh with your friends.



Fucking ghouls

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 10:47 AM (mEZce)

243 Oh look, the terrorist family we all said were terrorists were terrorists.


SHOCKING.

Posted by: Lauren at February 19, 2016 10:47 AM (8SiRT)

244 5. The time between making the appointment and going to the appointment is the worst. Stay busy. Drink heavily. You are not showing yet. Talk to Miss Poke some more. Drink some more. You are still not showing. It will be over soon.
-----
Why would you need to drink heavily? It's just a clump of cellls - like a scab almost.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 10:43 AM (mEZce)

Don't trust your intuition. Your body is lying to you. That baby, I'm sorry, that clump of cells doesn't have a soul, and once your "appointment" is finished, neither will you.

Well, after your second and third you won't. After this one you'll just be damaged. And that's why you need to focus on everyone else. Nourish your hatred, not your child.

Posted by: The left at February 19, 2016 10:47 AM (xuouz)

245 Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 19, 2016 10:39 AM (xuouz)

Always happy to see a satisfied customer.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Adopt a Hot Air Refugee, get free pack of Argue-Mints at the Outrage Outlet! at February 19, 2016 10:48 AM (hLRSq)

246 From the link about the 3rd terrorist:


"That address is believed to be the residence of Farook's brother, Syed Rizwan."


Posted by: Lauren at February 19, 2016 10:48 AM (8SiRT)

247 243 Oh look, the terrorist family we all said were terrorists were terrorists.


SHOCKING.
Posted by: Lauren at February 19, 2016 10:47 AM (8SiRT)

A random Moron Horde on the interwebz can figure this out, but the government's entire sooper-genius intelligence apparatus can't. Or, more likely, has been given a see/hear/speak no evil order from the White House.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 19, 2016 10:49 AM (0mRoj)

248 5. The time between making the appointment and going to the appointment is the worst. Stay busy. Drink heavily. You are not showing yet. Talk to Miss Poke some more. Drink some more. You are still not showing. It will be over soon.

Miss Poke? Is that some urban euphemism?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 19, 2016 10:49 AM (FkBIv)

249 the older I get, the more I see people pass on, the generations come and go, the less I see myself as a pet project -- I have kids, so I'm a sort of public project, people depend on me, and eventually it will be time to go, just like everybody else

the main thing is "in what kind of shape do I leave things for the kids?"

that's enough motivation for a lifetime

Posted by: Feh at February 19, 2016 10:49 AM (pCThh)

250 Yeah those tips for the first abortion betray the fact the woman knows damn well what she's doing and is doing her damnedest to quiet her screaming conscience.

Whatever.

Posted by: Lauren at February 19, 2016 10:50 AM (8SiRT)

251 "screaming conscience"

you gotta wonder how some people sleep at night

Posted by: Feh at February 19, 2016 10:51 AM (pCThh)

252 Can't say God doesn't have a sense of humor.

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

Consider the duck billed platypus.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 19, 2016 10:51 AM (kTF2Z)

253
20. Go home. Relax. Eat a big meal. Process your emotions. Take a shower. Talk with your friends. Cry with your friends. Make inappropriate jokes about how you were 'killin' it' today and laugh with your friends.


How about tip 21? Just before you go to bed, cross your fingers and hope like crazy there isn't really a hell.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 19, 2016 10:51 AM (X6fMO)

254 Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 10:47 AM (mEZce)

I want to tell you to stop reading that, because it doesn't seem worth the very keen agony of thinking that this happens daily.

But ignoring the problem hasn't helped us solve it, has it?

Wanna see some shit?
on.fb.me/20ZBoth

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 19, 2016 10:51 AM (xuouz)

255 There is a perfect universe, the eternal Heaven.

There, no one doubts the Father's existence because his presence is felt everywhere.

There, no immortal had to learn from experience because they are existential -- eternal.

No one had to learn from trial and error. No one is challenged by the partiality of creation or the antagonisms of others. No one ever suffered and died. No father of lies ever led angels and men astray from the truth.

That's one universe.

Ours is another, the universe of time and space, of experience and evolution, of learning and the necessity of faith.

We can't really comprehend those eternals or their universe. We may sometimes be aggravated, even depressed, by the challenges of this life, but the description of their existential lives seems almost boring and even mechanical and uninspiring.

Likewise, to those eternal beings, our mortality, partiality, and imperfection, yes, our very aggravation and depression, must seem incredible, nigh-impossible within the perfection of the Almighty.

When we meet, when we get to that heaven, when they visit "out here," we kind-of sort-of get to know each other's universes a little better. But, possibly, like man and woman, we can never fully comprehend each other.

There is even another layer of reality, neither infinite and eternal nor space-bound and finite, but transcendently in-between. But never mind that for now. ;-)

Why? Why not all perfection like the eternal universe?

In part, as much as we can comprehend it, because God the Eternally Perfect could not suffer, doubt himself, fail, err, or die. At least, not in God's eternal form. But just as we "live, move, breathe, and take our being" in God, so in a sense is God able to do the impossible, in spirit, through our experience. We are, so to speak, the rock God made bigger than he could lift.

It's complicated. It's a gift God & we give each other.

But beautiful, true, and, ultimately, good.

Posted by: mindful webworker - theo logically at February 19, 2016 10:51 AM (x4kJD)

256 Fucking ghouls

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 10:47 AM (mEZce)


That does not read like the writing of a confident person, that sounds like someone who is desperately trying to convince herself that she's doing the correct thing.

A thought: If it is the correct thing to do then you should not need elaborate arguments in support.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Adopt a Hot Air Refugee, get free pack of Argue-Mints at the Outrage Outlet! at February 19, 2016 10:52 AM (hLRSq)

257 A random Moron Horde on the interwebz can figure this out, but the government's entire sooper-genius intelligence apparatus can't. Or, more likely, has been given a see/hear/speak no evil order from the White House.

The FBI finally declared that the Ohio stabby attack was terrorism. The owner of the restaurant where it happened was sufficiently shaken by the stupidity of US law enforcement that he's announced he's moving back to Israel.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 19, 2016 10:52 AM (KUTP5)

258 251 "screaming conscience"

you gotta wonder how some people sleep at night
Posted by: Feh at February 19, 2016 10:51 AM (pCThh)

You can a sociopath and not have one. Or, you can have your conscience seared and deadened over time. The more you run over your own conscience, the less it bothers you eventually.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 19, 2016 10:52 AM (0mRoj)

259 "you gotta wonder how some people sleep at night"

All the drugs.

Posted by: Lauren at February 19, 2016 10:52 AM (8SiRT)

260 252 Can't say God doesn't have a sense of humor.

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

Consider the duck billed platypus.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 19, 2016 10:51 AM (kTF2Z)



Consider leaving a male's most sensitive piece of anatomy unprotected.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 19, 2016 10:52 AM (gW5Vg)

261 I'm not a fan of Donald Trump, but I really, really, really like the way he has gotten under the Left's skin and gives them a burning, itching rash that no salve will solve.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 19, 2016 10:52 AM (B8JRQ)

262
Consider leaving a male's most sensitive piece of anatomy unprotected.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 19, 2016 10:52 AM (gW5Vg)

If god was really a decent chap, he'd have given us some natural protection there. Like a turtle shell or something.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 19, 2016 10:54 AM (0mRoj)

263 I'm not a fan of Donald Trump, but I really, really,
really like the way he has gotten under the Left's skin and gives them a
burning, itching rash that no salve will solve. Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 19, 2016 10:52 AM


I'll give him props for laying Teh Butthurt on the phonus-bolonus True Conservatives on the right, too.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 19, 2016 10:55 AM (JPmdJ)

264 you gotta wonder how some people sleep at night

Posted by: Feh at February 19, 2016 10:51 AM(pCThh)

Drink heavily. You are not showing yet. Talk to Miss Poke some more. Drink some more

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 10:55 AM (mEZce)

265
Drink heavily. You are not showing yet. Talk to Miss Poke some more. Drink some more
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 10:55 AM (mEZce)

Who in the hell is Miss Poke?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 19, 2016 10:56 AM (0mRoj)

266 I'm not a fan of Donald Trump, but I really, really, really like the way he has gotten under the Left's skin and gives them a burning, itching rash that no salve will solve.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 19, 2016 10:52 AM (B8JRQ)

Several unsolvable rashes that no salve can soothe!

Trump for Irritator in Chief! Turnabout is fair play!

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 19, 2016 10:56 AM (xuouz)

267 "
Who in the hell is Miss Poke?"

Her cat

Posted by: Lauren at February 19, 2016 10:57 AM (8SiRT)

268 RWC read what I linked in >254

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 19, 2016 10:57 AM (xuouz)

269 I'll give him props for laying Teh Butthurt on the phonus-bolonus True Conservatives on the right, too.

There's more of him inside Jim Geraghty's head these days than there is Jim. It's hilarious.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 19, 2016 10:57 AM (KUTP5)

270 lizlem

are we sure that piece is not designed to describe what Arendt called "the banality of evil"?

I don't see how a young girl could read that and consider it helpful

it's horrifying

Posted by: Feh at February 19, 2016 10:57 AM (pCThh)

271 267 "
Who in the hell is Miss Poke?"

Her cat
Posted by: Lauren at February 19, 2016 10:57 AM (8SiRT)

Wow. That explains a lot right there.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 19, 2016 10:57 AM (0mRoj)

272 Miss Poke? Is that some urban euphemism?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 19, 2016 10:49 AM (FkBIv)

It's her cat. She suggested telling someone about it even if it is just your cat, Miss Poke

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 10:58 AM (mEZce)

273 It's her cat. She suggested telling someone about it even if it is just your cat, Miss Poke
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 10:58 AM (mEZce)

Underneath all of her bullshit she's still her seven year old self, and that fact is the saddest of all.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 19, 2016 10:59 AM (xuouz)

274 Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE MARCO RUBIO at February 19, 2016 10:57 AM (XzRw1)

----

Dude..... you forgot to turn your ALL CAPS LIGHT ON.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 19, 2016 10:59 AM (8XRCm)

275 There's more of him inside Jim Geraghty's head these days than there is Jim. It's hilarious.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 19, 2016 10:57 AM


I suspect he has everyone at Salem Communications mainlining tranks and painkillers as well.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 19, 2016 10:59 AM (JPmdJ)

276 "someone who was really working those olive corduroy pants"

I know, it's totally worth killing for, amirite?

Posted by: Feh at February 19, 2016 11:00 AM (pCThh)

277
Well.... at least we know he's sentient. Sort of.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 19, 2016 11:00 AM (8XRCm)

278 That AV Club article about Colbert and ratings was the most transparently worshipful and slurping tongue bath on Stephen Colbert I've ever read. It was so obviously written by someone who just loves Colbert and thinks anyone who doesn't is a knuckle-dragging cretin.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2016 11:02 AM (39g3+)

279 hx)

It's not a question of handouts. At least not for me.
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 19, 2016 10:46 AM

Sorry I didn't mean it to seem I was saying you were looking for 'handouts'. I just meant asking for anything. Nothing wrong with asking for help. I just have trouble doing it even on a secular basis. That's not necessarily a good thing.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 19, 2016 11:02 AM (nS+hx)

280 So someone finally found a 2002 interview, and yes, Trump really did support the invasion of Iraq.

I have to give Trump credit, it's one thing to be a successful con man, it's another to have the marks keep coming back for more even after the con is exposed. Reminds me of the stories of con artists selling "comet pills" to protect them from Halley's Comet around 1910 -- they were so popular mobs actually broke the fraudsters out of prison.

I have to agree with BeckoningChasm, I do enjoy Trump's tweaking of the GOPe and Democrats, I just wish he was doing it on a talk show instead of as a candidate.

Posted by: TallDave at February 19, 2016 11:03 AM (74ZYB)

281 I thought O'Connor was dead.

Too bad I was wrong.

She was/is a waste of space.

Another poster child for all those declaring that we have to have a Republican President to get conservative justices.

How has that worked out so far?

Seems that an equal amount of liberals wind up there no matter who is the President.

Who knows, maybe Obama would nominate someone who turns out to be conservative on the court.

It could totally happen.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 19, 2016 11:03 AM (Xo1Rt)

282 As for the 3rd San Bernardino shooter? They said there were 3 the first damn day, what happened in between? Oh, we forgot one. But we're all over it now. And we never needed all that stuff in the crime scene, that's why we just opened it up to the public after a few hours. Clues? Meh.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2016 11:03 AM (39g3+)

283 If you haven't seen it already, read this little article on National Review. It's perfect: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/431573/donald-trump-republican-party-self-sabotage

Posted by: Grimaldi at February 19, 2016 11:04 AM (Z9Eho)

284 As to being conned? I wouldn't be so cocky. The conservatives have been swallowing the Republican's bullshit for 40 years.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 19, 2016 11:04 AM (Xo1Rt)

285 Completely OT, I know, but I think the world owes a debt of gratitude to Burt Rutan.

That is all.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 19, 2016 11:04 AM (bpn7O)

286 We've all failed the girls who end up reading articles like that, and doing that.

I remember when I was a teenager/college girl - we all had boyfriends. But they weren't ready to be married. We were. The girls were! We know that's what we really should have been doing.

So many ended up in clinics. I was just lucky not to end up there. My boyfriend wasn't ready. He was never ready. He's still single and never got married, never had any children.

Gen X is GUILTY. We have all been tainted by the reality of abortion in our lives. I didn't give the advice and support I should have given then. The guys didn't step up, they ran off. That sin has made us mute; has condemned our daughters.

It has to be ok for them, because it was okay for us, right? What can we really say?

Well I say, it WAS wrong. It WAS death. We were misled by the boomers we looked up to, and the culture, and it's exponentially worse now.

I don't blame the girl that wrote that piece, or the illustrator who made it seem so cozy, or the girls who read that over and over before their appointments. Not anymore. I blame US. We did, really, know better. We did.

Posted by: YesThatBlackOrchid at February 19, 2016 11:05 AM (Vz7fy)

287 And we never needed all that stuff in the crime scene, that's why we just opened it up to the public after a few hours. Clues? Meh.

Maybe if they'd secured the apartment they wouldn't need to be asking for the ability to break into everyone's phones and send all the male nude selfies to Obama and Reggie.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 19, 2016 11:05 AM (KUTP5)

288 Art up.

Posted by: HH at February 19, 2016 11:06 AM (DrCtv)

289 So someone finally found a 2002 interview, and yes, Trump really did support the invasion of Iraq. Posted by: TallDave at February 19, 2016 11:03 AM

Go back to 2002, and you can probably find every candidate from both parties saying shit they stoutly deny today. Look hard enough, and you can probably do the same with comments they made in, say, 2014.

I would remind you that in 2002 -- and part of 2014 -- Rafael Cruz was a Canadian citizen.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 19, 2016 11:06 AM (JPmdJ)

290 "Inter faeces et urinam nascimur."

God's clearly a government committee. What else would place a pleasure area in the middle of a sewer.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 19, 2016 11:07 AM (bpn7O)

291 Well I say, it WAS wrong. It WAS death. We were misled by the boomers we looked up to, and the culture, and it's exponentially worse now.

There were and still are voices that said "this is wrong, don't do it" but we've always been ignored. Now as people age and gain wisdom they begin to understand. Some, at least. But its too late.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2016 11:07 AM (39g3+)

292 Le Nood

Posted by: McCool at February 19, 2016 11:08 AM (nCSwS)

293 OT

Some person whose number is marked "private" thinks they're sending a darn fax and they keep calling the same number (mine) again and again. How do I get rid of that-any suggestions?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 11:08 AM (w4NZ8)

294 thank you for the reagan link on the side. i know for many of you young people he's just an old guy and you go "hoop de do de do" the go back to your breakdancing. but he really was wonderful. very serious, great sense of humor and an optimist. just love him.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 19, 2016 11:09 AM (WTSFk)

295 I would remind you that in 2002 -- and part of 2014 -- Rafael Cruz was a Canadian citizen.

"And no amount of facts, law, or reason will make me think otherwise, no matter what!!!!!"
-Trump Voter

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2016 11:09 AM (39g3+)

296 It's her cat. She suggested telling someone about it even if it is just your cat, Miss Poke
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA


Ah, I see. I quickly scanned the article and missed that part.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 19, 2016 11:10 AM (FkBIv)

297 268 RWC read what I linked in >254
Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 19, 2016 10:57 AM (xuouz)

That was damn good.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 11:10 AM (mEZce)

298 Some person whose number is marked "private" thinks
they're sending a darn fax and they keep calling the same number
(mine) again and again. How do I get rid of that-any suggestions?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 11:08 AM


If it's a business, there's the "do not call" list. If just some Average Citizen who can't dial a phone, you'll just have to wait it out.

My girlfriend's business line gets scam calls that show as "private" all the time.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 19, 2016 11:10 AM (JPmdJ)

299 Ah, I see. I quickly scanned the article and missed that part.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 19, 2016 11:10 AM (FkBIv)

I did too. Only noticed when I went back to it.


Pro-tip - don't Urban Dictionary 'Miss Poke'

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 11:11 AM (mEZce)

300 Nood ... Shitty actor paints a stout girl.

Posted by: Irony at February 19, 2016 11:12 AM (BHaRb)

301 Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2016 11:09 AM

The "nah, nah, nah...I can't hear you!" defense?

Check it out: He renounced his Canadian citizenship in 2014.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 19, 2016 11:13 AM (JPmdJ)

302 ... the reagan clip from the debate where he says he won't use his age against his opponent is worth watching in full on youtube. the whole place cracks up, the moderator, his opponent... just very warm and winning.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 19, 2016 11:14 AM (WTSFk)

303 As for the 3rd San Bernardino shooter? They said there were 3 the first damn day, what happened in between? Oh, we forgot one. But we're all over it now. And we never needed all that stuff in the crime scene, that's why we just opened it up to the public after a few hours. Clues? Meh.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2016 11:03 AM


& what do you bet that the "third shooter" has an iPhone that they just have to have unlocked for "national security"...

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 19, 2016 11:14 AM (ZQfW9)

304 "And no amount of facts, law, or reason will make me think otherwise, no matter what!!!!!"

-Trump Voter

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2016 11:09 AM (39g3+)


I tell you, it's gotta be some sort of weird Tourette Syndrome.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 19, 2016 11:22 AM (OrI3J)

305 Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2016 11:09 AM

The "nah, nah, nah...I can't hear you!" defense?

Check it out: He renounced his Canadian citizenship in 2014.


Posted by: MrScribbler at February 19, 2016 11:13 AM (JPmdJ)


Everybody knows that Scribbler... It is very irreverent and well outside the subject of the post you were answering.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 19, 2016 11:24 AM (OrI3J)

306 Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2016 11:09 AM

The "nah, nah, nah...I can't hear you!" defense?

Check it out: He renounced his Canadian citizenship in 2014.


Posted by: MrScribbler at February 19, 2016 11:13 AM (JPmdJ)

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

The only response has been ridicule and name calling by Cruz supporters.

What is the definition of natural born citizen?

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 19, 2016 11:44 AM (LXJ1e)

307 What if they were white rednecks in the gang?

Posted by: Geoffrey at February 19, 2016 11:58 AM (LoRcb)

308 What is the definition of natural born citizen?

A citizen at birth.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at February 19, 2016 11:59 AM (evdj2)

309 Hot Air (gas bag) says the voters are seeing Bernie Sanders as electable (a path to the presidency I guess). Is that possible? Have we sunk that low? Also I see this morning that Sanders and Hillary both beat Trump in national polls. Geez Louise.

Posted by: AnnaS at February 19, 2016 12:51 PM (P+I7L)

310 @308
Ted Cruz is a NBC.

Posted by: Geoffrey at February 19, 2016 12:55 PM (LoRcb)

311 Duh.

Posted by: Grump928(C) wonders why you didn't come to him like a fucking man at February 19, 2016 01:03 PM (rwI+c)

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