Overnight Open Thread (2-18-2016)

Okay there's been a lot of assholery going on recently and not nearly enough banning. I blame myself partially for the latter and frankly I'm thinking it's about time for a culling, possibly even a full-on decimation.

So let me disabuse everyone of a couple common misconceptions:

1. Having intense feelz over X,Y, or Z means it's okay to be a dick to those who dare to disagree.

2. Being a super patriot conservative == a license to asshole.

Nope.

Henceforth I'll start enforcing the lesser known sub-part d of the AoSHQ Bylaws in addition to the usual actionable offenses:

    d) Any actions or behaviors deemed by Ace or one of the cob-bloggers to be detrimental to the best interests of the blog shall also be considered grounds for banning.

So consider this your fair legal warning.

Related Quote:

Late summer-autumn 1968: Kurtz's patrols in the highlands coming under frequent ambush. The camp started falling apart ... November: Kurtz orders the assassination of three Vietnamese men and one woman. Two of the men were Colonels in the South Vietnamese army. Enemy activity in his old sector dropped off to nothing. Guess he must have hit the right four people.

Quote of the Day I - Desperation Edition

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has appointed a businessman as the country's new economic czar, replacing a leftist sociologist who has denied existence of inflation and argued for the dissolution of the central government amid the deepest recession in the nation's history.

Quote of the Day II

"If Islamic State is based on religion," asks academic Aaron Hughes, "why is it so violent?"

Quote of the Day III

According to Chelsea, Hillary had two main achievements at State. She created two new categories of jobs: (1) a monitor for women's rights around the world; and (2) an LGBT rights monitor. According to young Clinton, this amounts to "making government work." The security at our consulate in Benghazi, however, didn't work too well and four Americans paid for it with their lives.

Quote of the Day IV

I don't like this topic. I find each post on the topic depressing to do. I find excuses not to do it every few weeks. However, like cleaning the toilet, it must be done. Well, that, and when I don't do it or the few times I hint that I will stop doing it, I am flooded by notes from civilians to Flag Officers asking me not to.

So, it is good to be loved. Also, that is where my most entertaining trolls come from. Sure, they threaten my family and livelihood now and then, but that too comes with the territory - and that is the nature of the people who rely on hate and division for their paycheck.

Enough of that. You came here for your weekly dose of outrage, so let's dive in to it.

-- CDR Salamander explaining why he does Diversity Thursdays

So Who Has the AFL-CIO Endorsed? Answer: No One

Vassar Students Demand All Bathrooms Be "All-Gender"

What could possibly go wrong.

British Police Chief: Police Officers Will No Longer Automatically Believe All Sex Abuse Claims

Which was never their job in the first place - their job is to investigate claims and hand over any evidence to prosecutors if warranted. Otherwise you end up with insane travesties of justice like this one in which a man was still tried for sexual assault in a London tube station even though video of the half-second incident showed that it was physically impossible for him to have assaulted the woman.

Astronomers No Longer Need To Avoid the "Zone of Avoidance"

Good news I think. Next: 'Forbidden Zone' no longer forbidden.

The Polish magazine cover the EU doesn't want you to see

Free Speech Limited in Scotland Because Refugees

How the Stockdale Paradox Can Make You a Better Leader

Here is the paradox:  While Stockdale had unbelievable faith that things would work out, he said that it was always the most optimistic of his fellow POW's who actually were the ones who failed to make it out alive.  "They were the ones who said, 'We're going to be out by Christmas.' And Christmas would come, and Christmas would go.  Then they'd say, 'We're going to be out by Easter.' And Easter would come, and Easter would go. And then Thanksgiving, and then it would be Christmas again. And they died of a broken heart."

What were the optimists missing?  They failed to confront the reality of their situation.  They preferred the ostrich approach, sticking their heads in the sand and hoping for the difficulties to go away.

...Stockdale approached a beyond difficult situation with a very different mind-set.  He accepted the reality of his situation, and rather than bury his head in the sand, he stepped up and did everything he could to lift the morale and prolong the lives of other prisoners.  He created a tapping code the prisoners could use to communicate with each other.  He developed a milestone system to help all of the prisoners deal with the torture they had to endure.

James_Stockdale_Formal_Portrait

How To Help Gun Rights Without Having to Leave Your Computer

Down and Dirty With the M1 Garand

The M1 was an amazing piece of 1920s/1930s firearms technology but not perfect. It really can't handle mud - at all.

Down and Dirty With an AR-15

Meanwhile the 'unreliable' AR-15 handles mud without any problems whatsoever. Even better than the AK-47.

How Fast It Can All Go Wrong

The officer here was exceedingly polite and even cut the kid a couple of breaks. If he had just stayed cool, he could have walked away with just a citation or at worst a misdemeanor arrest for pot. Instead he chose poorly and tried to kill the two policemen.

News You Can Use: Caching your Guns for a Civil War, Parts I and II

Fourth, if you're fantasizing about this civil war, stop now. We've seen civil wars, and we've seen how a place can go from civilized to Hobbsean state of nature in jig time. The American Revolution has been sanitized in our history but even it, the cleanest and most civil of civil wars, was unbearably nasty. The victors wrote the history; the losers, the Tories or Loyalists, took ship. Or died. After losing everything. A new Civil War might look more like the last one, with new Mosbys, Booths, and certainly new Andersonvilles. Or it might resemble the Spanish Civil War, or the French Revolution. When Americans unhappy with government think of the French Revolution, they think of their opponents in the tumbrils. Remember the fate of Robespierre and the Jacobins was no different from that of the Girondins or the Bourbons. Remember that practically none of the Old Bolsheviks died of natural causes.

But if, after all that, you still want to be prepared for survival or resistance, read on.

Moar Capt. Clay Higgins from St. Landry Parish

"The sheriff likes Stelly's Restaurant and so do I.

We're going to identify you, arrest you and put you in a small cell. After that, I'm going to have a cheeseburger here with fries and a coke and leave a nice tip for the waitress."

Can You Hear Someone's face, Height, Weight?

How to Fix the Modern Government-Mandated Sucky Gasoline-Spilling Gas Cans

My Wife Divorced Me Because I Left Dishes By the Sink

The writer makes some decent points albeit in a wussy manner but I think he overlooks a key one: if the biggest issue you have in a marriage is that your husband leaves dirty glasses laying around, you're doing pretty good and really should focus on being grateful for what you do have even if dirty glasses by the sink is a triggering issue for you. People in a marriage are human beings - not telepathic saints - which means that sometimes you just have to accept their minor flaws and foibles as part of the deal and let it go.

Behind the Scene

On location in NYC, filming of Seven Year Itch, 1955. An hour after midnight on the corner of New York's Lexington Ave and 52nd Street, Monroe stood atop a subway grate and created movie magic - 14 times. Taking around three hours to film, the scene took 14 takes to get right, while 100 male photographers and between 2,000 and 5,000 spectators (who all loudly reacted whenever her skirt blew up) looked on.

Joe DiMaggio was on the set and this scene allegedly pissed him off so much it led to their divorce. The dress was recently sold for $4.6m.

marilynbehindthescenes

True Fact: Fifty Years Ago The Average American Women Was 6 Inches Taller

bihhair3454

Yahoo group. That is all.

Come on be a smartie and join the yahoo group party!

And my lo-fi Twitter spew.

Tonight's post brought to you by I think I've found my next Japanese textbook:

japan_wtf_30

Notice: Posted by pure force of will in association with AceCorp LLC. Do not taunt happy-fun ball. Look I've heard all the rumors and for the record I want to make it very clear that those commenters were already dead when I found them. My attorney will answer any follow-up questions now. Thank you.

Posted by: Maetenloch at 11:26 PM




Comments

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1 First!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 11:26 PM (OQ9R7)

2 ...and G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at February 18, 2016 11:28 PM (OQ9R7)

3 Sweet 83rd!

Posted by: Yip at February 18, 2016 11:29 PM (e7T6D)

4 Thanks for the ONT, Maet.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster browsing Bravely at February 18, 2016 11:29 PM (uURQL)

5 Is that Common Hardcore?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 18, 2016 11:31 PM (FkBIv)

6 The bigger the hair, the closer to God.

Posted by: Lauren at February 18, 2016 11:32 PM (Dwl2T)

7 Soldier killed and another wounded in Sha'ar Binyamin stabbing attack
Two 14-year-old Palestinians enter a Rami Levi supermarket and stab two Israelis. 21-year-old Sergeant Tuvia Yanai Weissman died of his wounds.

And the UN asshole blames Israel

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 18, 2016 11:33 PM (DUoqb)

8 It's like way stompy


Posted by: jake at February 18, 2016 11:33 PM (Rtn6b)

9 California Dark Ages, California Serfs, and California DERP

Another "quick takes" on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on. The focus this time: California Unter Alles

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=11157

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 18, 2016 11:33 PM (vBeA5)

10 You forgot Yoko's Birthday.

You animal.

Posted by: garrett at February 18, 2016 11:33 PM (91LL3)

11 Not a fair test of the Garand or M14.. They were Never, ever designed for fouling by mud. None of the WWII main battle rifles accepted fouling like that. They almost all had very tight tolerances. But, youtube gunners gotta post something I guess.

Posted by: Yip at February 18, 2016 11:33 PM (e7T6D)

12 "According to Chelsea, Hillary had two main achievements at State. She
created two new categories of jobs: (1) a monitor for women's rights
around the world; and (2) an LGBT rights monitor."

What, nothing about the famous "reset button"?

Peregruzka!

Posted by: torquewrench at February 18, 2016 11:33 PM (noWW6)

13 Shots fired! Shots fired!!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 18, 2016 11:34 PM (pUDQf)

14 This is probably the only place on the internet I can ask this question: has anyone here every heard of a pack of raccoons bukkake'ing a parked pickup truck?

Posted by: richard mcenroe at February 18, 2016 11:34 PM (Kucy5)

15 That is quite chaste for some Japanese comics that I've encountered.

One had a poorly drawn Western nude woman riding Little Boy down to nuke Hiroshima.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 18, 2016 11:34 PM (flLTe)

16 stomp

stomp

stomp

Posted by: jake at February 18, 2016 11:34 PM (Rtn6b)

17 The smell in this woman's place must be something awful. But this woman must be something else* if she's able to hang up almost 2,000 deposits of "decadence juice" over the course of 6 years to hang on her bedroom wall.

http://tinyurl.com/jrlxgdl

*absolutely freaking bonkers

Posted by: Thrawn at February 18, 2016 11:35 PM (s87AC)

18 Thank you Maet.

In more ways than one.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 18, 2016 11:35 PM (gyKtp)

19 Russian gal cosplaying in a Sailor Moon bikini and snowboarding

https://youtu.be/RrgbDGLl1SU

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 18, 2016 11:35 PM (flLTe)

20 For real top ten?

Posted by: Blano at February 18, 2016 11:35 PM (heN73)

21 Aaron Hughes = part of the problem

Posted by: Ralph at February 18, 2016 11:35 PM (qK2iX)

22 Nope, spent too much time reading.

Posted by: Blano at February 18, 2016 11:36 PM (heN73)

23 The fix spout for our new crappy gas cans cost as much as the old gas cans with spouts did. And suck because they are that collapsible spout that doesn't flow well.

Posted by: Willy J. at February 18, 2016 11:36 PM (r6bSH)

24 that Victorias Secret ad girl in the top left in the black bikini.....

Posted by: jake at February 18, 2016 11:36 PM (Rtn6b)

25 Man, and just when I was finally ready to unload on all you wrongheaded assholes.


Nevermind.

Posted by: jwpaine, otherized for your protection at February 18, 2016 11:36 PM (wKcQA)

26 I wouldn't stick my AR in the mud just like I would take my SUV off the pavement.

Go figure.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 18, 2016 11:36 PM (pUDQf)

27 Ok this is funny. Rutgers held a group therapy session for their special snowflakes after Milo spoke.

Posted by: Lauren at February 18, 2016 11:37 PM (Dwl2T)

28 Thursday at CNNs Republican presidential town hall, when asked about Pope Francis saying Donald Trump was not a Christian, Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) said he was pro-pope.

And should run in the democratic primary. Who the fuck is this guy and why do we let him play?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 18, 2016 11:37 PM (DUoqb)

29 Maet, I like it when you are bold, honey! xoxo

I am bummed. I miss everything. Lots of stuff must go on when I am being good.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at February 18, 2016 11:37 PM (cmXKg)

30 Thanks guys!

Posted by: willow at February 18, 2016 11:37 PM (L1+sh)

31 oooh

now another Victorias Secret ad in top left


this is really cool, a hottie with every click....

Posted by: jake at February 18, 2016 11:38 PM (Rtn6b)

32 Can You Hear Someone's face, Height, Weight?

Didn't read the article, but tall people will greater lung capacities can expel a long sentence with a single breath, which may aid the perception of a commanding presence for some

Posted by: derit at February 18, 2016 11:38 PM (OC+TJ)

33 that Victorias Secret ad girl in the top left in the black bikini.....
Posted by: jake

She makes me feel kinda funny, like when we used to climb the ropes in gym class.

Posted by: Garth Algar at February 18, 2016 11:38 PM (zmW4B)

34 I thought Kasich had been dumped in the Dead Letter box.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 18, 2016 11:38 PM (flLTe)

35 2. Being a super patriot conservative == a license to asshole.

Uh ... you can keep your asshole. No one's interested.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 18, 2016 11:38 PM (AA6QE)

36 You cannot tell me, sitting there in your highly starched shirt, that you do not dream of tying the knot with some ultra-organized gorgeous woman who just happens to love to cook and sew and cater to your every whim.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 18, 2016 11:38 PM (GdFQh)

37 Good ONT, good content.

Just a couple of topics worthy of conversation could possible go bad. At least watches and quality writing instruments were left off the list.

Posted by: Williams Billybongson at February 18, 2016 11:39 PM (CP1Yy)

38 The bigger the hair, the closer to God.

Posted by: Lauren at February 18, 2016 11:32 PM (Dwl2T)

Jack it to Jesus!

Posted by: redbanzai at February 18, 2016 11:39 PM (NPofj)

39 ack Maet!@
Related Quote:

Late summer-autumn 1968: Kurtz's patrols in the highlands coming under frequent ambush. The camp started falling apart ... November: Kurtz orders the assassination of three Vietnamese men and one woman..

alright i will not call anyone a jerk again ever.

Posted by: willow at February 18, 2016 11:39 PM (L1+sh)

40 Tonight's post brought to you by I think I've found my next Japanese textbook:

Mari-tan!

Have her on the front page of my blog.

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 18, 2016 11:39 PM (vBeA5)

41 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 18, 2016 11:40 PM (YJmuy)

42 There should be a special place in hell for those who mandated the new gas cans. Can't have any deadly vapors escaping, you know.

Most of my life, I've been breaking the law by using 5 gallon buckets for gas and other fuel cans. Still do, but I do have proper gas cans. I got one of the new ones with the fancy spout lock thingy. My father promptly tore it up. Got a new spout for it, and showed him how the damnable thing was supposed to work.

He nodded, he got it and don't bother him. He tore it up in few days. So, back to 5 gallon buckets, and the spills.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 18, 2016 11:40 PM (dvuhZ)

43 So the Gope is banned? I like that.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at February 18, 2016 11:40 PM (GzDYP)

44 Damn, Maet! This is a helluva ONT and I'm only halfway through it.

Re the Stockdale Paradox: I'm a living, breathing testament to it's effectiveness and recognized the power of it long before I knew who Adm. Stockdale was.

I can't think of anyone who was a finer example or who could have articulated better the need for holding on to hope without being crippled by it.

As an aside, I owe my adoration of Dennis Miller to Adm Stockdale. It was Miller's televised appearance at GWU and his righteous smackdown of the shits who made jokes at Stockdale's expense, which won me over. I'll never forget it.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 18, 2016 11:41 PM (8PbKi)

45 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/700367424617652224

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/700367572257083392

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/700368013434994688

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/700368366880612352

Posted by: kbdabear at February 18, 2016 11:41 PM (aEC4b)

46 So the Gope is banned? I like that.
Posted by: OldDominionMom

THE GROPE IS BANNED!?

Posted by: Bill Clinton at February 18, 2016 11:41 PM (zmW4B)

47 Ok this is funny. Rutgers held a group therapy session for their special snowflakes after Milo spoke.

Posted by: Lauren at February 18, 2016 11:37 PM (Dwl2T)

Here is the only therapy they need: "suck it up, buttercup... now get out of my office."

Posted by: redbanzai at February 18, 2016 11:41 PM (NPofj)

48 36 You cannot tell me, sitting there in your highly starched shirt, that you do not dream of tying the knot with some ultra-organized gorgeous woman who just happens to love to cook and sew and cater to your every whim.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 18, 2016 11:38 PM (GdFQh)

To quote a certain character from Star Wars - "IT'S A TRAP!!!"

Posted by: Thrawn at February 18, 2016 11:41 PM (s87AC)

49 In the middle on the couch with the white dress could be ab fab's Patsy.

Posted by: bananaDream at February 18, 2016 11:42 PM (Ag8Mw)

50 Yeah, it's a shitty rifle. Look, I'll do you all a favor, send me your M-1's. I'll give you $500 each. Really, I wish I could do more, but you're lucky to get the $500. Just send 'em in while I'm feeling generous.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 18, 2016 11:42 PM (RrDm2)

51 The smell in this woman's place must be something awful. But this woman
must be something else* if she's able to hang up almost 2,000 deposits
of "decadence juice" over the course of 6 years to hang on her bedroom
wall.

http://tinyurl.com/jrlxgdl

*absolutely freaking bonkers


You've got to give her credit, she's a spunky gal!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 18, 2016 11:43 PM (YJmuy)

52 More Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/700368651380252674

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/700368975159554048

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/700369270300155906

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/700369423232843776

Posted by: kbdabear at February 18, 2016 11:43 PM (aEC4b)

53
Willowed.
To the person asking about the hub-bub over at Hot Air. Hot Air switched it's comment section to using Facebook only.

Posted by: Darth Randall at February 18, 2016 11:43 PM (KlVdw)

54 That Marilyn Monroe picture, its pretty famous but if you get some good high quality shots of the frames they usually don't show, her undies were just about transparent and she hadn't dyed her hair that day, as it were. Joe wasn't real happy with his wife giggling about showing off her muff to 5000 people.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 18, 2016 11:43 PM (39g3+)

55 relearning how to endure seems to reoccur...

Tibor 'Ted' Rubin, after being captured by the North Koreans, proceeded to show his fellow American GIs how to survive by drawing on his experience in WWII of surviving a Nazi concentration camp.

http://annapuna.blogspot.com/2009/08/saint-in-hell.html

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 18, 2016 11:43 PM (flLTe)

56 You've got to give her credit, she's a spunky gal!
Posted by: Blanco Basura

She must have an amazing "cum hither" look.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at February 18, 2016 11:44 PM (zmW4B)

57
According to Chelsea, Hillary had two main achievements at State. She created two new categories of jobs: (1) a monitor for women's rights around the world; and (2) an LGBT rights monitor.

Those aren't achievements in the absence of the occupiers of said positions accomplishing something. They are simply activities, much like "most miles flown as SecState ever!"

A private sector employer, confronted with somebody touting those as achievements, would respond, "Yeah, perhaps your talents would bear more useful fruit elsewhere. #twoweeks"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 18, 2016 11:44 PM (BK3ZS)

58
So the Gope is banned?

OK what am I missing...what is Gope?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 18, 2016 11:44 PM (DUoqb)

59 There are other fuel-can kits avail on ebay. I bought a couple a year or so ago and they are most awesome. TIP: Do Not drill your new vent hole centered on the plastic seam, center of "can". Seam will split as drill bit bites... and leaky leaky. Don't ask how I know...

Posted by: Yip at February 18, 2016 11:44 PM (e7T6D)

60 >>You cannot tell me, sitting there in your highly starched shirt, that you do not dream of tying the knot with some ultra-organized gorgeous woman who just happens to love to cook and sew and cater to your every whim.


As long as she's rich enough to require me to sign a pre-nup, her people and my people can talk about a deal.

Posted by: garrett at February 18, 2016 11:44 PM (91LL3)

61 The fix spout for our new crappy gas cans cost as
much as the old gas cans with spouts did. And suck because they are that
collapsible spout that doesn't flow well.


Posted by: Willy J. at February 18, 2016 11:36 PM (r6bSH)

If you haunt yard sales, eventually you can find an old gas can to buy thus avoiding having to make a new one usable.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 18, 2016 11:44 PM (NPofj)

62 so what is the math per month for 2,000 times in 6 years?

like every day?

Posted by: jake at February 18, 2016 11:45 PM (Rtn6b)

63 56 You've got to give her credit, she's a spunky gal!
Posted by: Blanco Basura

She must have an amazing "cum hither" look.
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at February 18, 2016 11:44 PM (zmW4B)

I'm tempted to call shenanigans based on the sheer amount of baby-batter she claims to have, but given the current decadent times, I'm going to say that this story is probably true.

Posted by: Thrawn at February 18, 2016 11:45 PM (s87AC)

64 GOPE - Grand Old Party Establishment

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 18, 2016 11:46 PM (flLTe)

65 -
d) Any actions or behaviors deemed by Ace or one of the
cob-bloggers to be detrimental to the best interests of the blog are
grounds for banning.
----------------

So the banning of Ace and/or the cob-bloggers will commence once one of them sobers up?

Posted by: irright at February 18, 2016 11:46 PM (DtNNC)

66 The only problem with AKMs is that they are too expensive in the US.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 18, 2016 11:46 PM (AA6QE)

67 Howdy, y'all!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at February 18, 2016 11:46 PM (EzgxV)

68 So Hillary! enacted a LGBT rights monitor. I wonder if it noted any G rights violations in Benghazi?

Posted by: Darth Randall at February 18, 2016 11:46 PM (KlVdw)

69 since the banning policies have been reiterated I would like to say that all of you are beautiful, smart and deserving of a pony and your candidate is tops.

Posted by: Nora at February 18, 2016 11:47 PM (Trq86)

70 Thanks Maet, the aggressive fucktardery was getting out of hand.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at February 18, 2016 11:47 PM (D0J8L)

71 "A new Civil War might look more like the last one, with new Mosbys,
Booths, and certainly new Andersonvilles. Or it might resemble the
Spanish Civil War, or the French Revolution."

It's not going to look like any of those. It's going to look like Ultra-Yugoslavia.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 18, 2016 11:47 PM (noWW6)

72 GOPE - Grand Old Party Establishment
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 18, 2016 11:46 PM (flute)

Ah OK...Thanks

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 18, 2016 11:47 PM (DUoqb)

73 alright i will not call anyone a jerk again ever.

The woman might be Lauren's evil twin, you never know

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 18, 2016 11:47 PM (39g3+)

74 What a stupid thing to do to a perfectly good rifle.

Posted by: navybrat at February 18, 2016 11:47 PM (8QGte)

75 Maet is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life.

Posted by: Raymond Shaw at February 18, 2016 11:48 PM (PHxng)

76 Torquewrench, you mean the Sarajevo Shoot-out where it was lethal to go shop for milk because of snipers?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 18, 2016 11:48 PM (flLTe)

77 Just kidding.

You are all JERKS!

no, you're not. Just kidding.

Posted by: Nora trying not to get banned at February 18, 2016 11:48 PM (Trq86)

78 "What a stupid thing to do to a perfectly good rifle."

It was a science experiment. What engineers call 'testing to destruction'. A few must be sacrificed for the good of us all.

Posted by: Williams Billybongson at February 18, 2016 11:49 PM (CP1Yy)

79 >>>alright i will not call anyone a jerk again ever.

Posted by: willow at February 18, 2016 11:39 PM (L1+sh)<<<

Hey mon, tanks a lot.

Posted by: a Jamaican chicken at February 18, 2016 11:49 PM (H9MG5)

80 Just kidding.

You are all JERKS!

no, you're not. Just kidding.


Wait, I am a jerk.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 18, 2016 11:50 PM (YJmuy)

81 alright i will not call anyone a jerk again ever.


I don't think I ever called anyone a jerk...a lot worse for sure, but not a jerk

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 18, 2016 11:50 PM (DUoqb)

82 Some aeroplane pr0n - Spitfire Mk IX TD314

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zgq37vg

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 18, 2016 11:50 PM (+yuk1)

83 I was raised a poor black child.

Posted by: The Jerk at February 18, 2016 11:51 PM (zmW4B)

84 Test.

Posted by: Hawkins Aquinas (new name) at February 18, 2016 11:51 PM (XiFxt)

85 68 So Hillary! enacted a LGBT rights monitor. I wonder if it noted any G rights violations in Benghazi?

Posted by: Darth Randall at February 18, 2016 11:46 PM (KlVdw)


well... she had this Stevens guy all set up to be that new Monitor... then he was suddenly unavailable...

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 18, 2016 11:51 PM (f7rv6)

86 Some ONT a while back, I ran the numbers on how much spooge you likely generate over a lifetime. Several 5 gallon buckets worth, if you go once a day since puberty.

I once read of a woman who claimed spunk was a good skin "rejuvenator", the proteins or some such. Unfortunately, I've never been able to convince any gals I know of that fact. I only want to help.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 18, 2016 11:51 PM (dvuhZ)

87 HOOOORDE

I watched the whole Cayce shootout video. Partner that got shot in the leg fucked up. Armchair quarterbacking, I admit, but when the Sgt and the bad guy started scrapping, he had put himself in a spot where he could only hit his partner or the house on the left.

I'm not really criticizing, I understand the dynamics and how fast things can go sideways. But he was in the right spot initially at 9 o'clock. Then he moved to 4 o'clock.

Posted by: DC in River City at February 18, 2016 11:52 PM (e+1S5)

88 James Stockdale is bad ass

Posted by: jake at February 18, 2016 11:52 PM (Rtn6b)

89 "...A few must be sacrificed for the good of us all. "

Like I said, stupid.

Posted by: navybrat at February 18, 2016 11:52 PM (8QGte)

90 ok, you are right Blanco Basura, you are a jerk :p

Posted by: Nora trying not to get banned at February 18, 2016 11:52 PM (Trq86)

91 Many rifles these days are capable of shooting after submersion. But it's still a good idea to not do that. One good piece of grit can really ruin your day.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 18, 2016 11:52 PM (pUDQf)

92 I've missed Craig Furgeson. 4 guys debating which is the worst medical advice in history. "Is it hot in here or is it just the mercury in my penis?"

Posted by: OldDominionMom at February 18, 2016 11:52 PM (GzDYP)

93 Nora, that was lovely dear, But your candidate really is the wisest and most likely to be elected.

Posted by: willow at February 18, 2016 11:53 PM (L1+sh)

94
My Wife Divorced Me Because I Left Dishes By the Sink



"My name is Matthew Fray. Please call me Matt. Once upon a time, I was a child of divorce and grew up only to get divorced myself. I had a really hard time with it."

"I started writing about it and people liked it and said it helped them. So I just kept writing. I think a lot of very good men are very terrible husbands and don't realize it."

And so on, across dozens of sites, dripping his he-strogen all over the internet.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 18, 2016 11:53 PM (kdS6q)

95 Capt Higgens reminds me of my cajun cousins of Baton Rouge. My great-uncle Sidney...who was on the Airline Hwy (I think), felt something crawling up his leg, and discovered a snake. A large snake of some type. He pulled over, got out of his car on the hwy median, and took off his pants. Said it scared the snake and some ole lady driving the other way. Loved him. He had a Chevy of some type with Venetian blinds rigged up in his rear window, pistol under his seat, and a baby billy goat in his trunk for my brother.

Well, has anyone been banned yet? I probably would not know them anyway. Y'all try to behave. xoxo

For you thugs out there in St. Landry Parish, I don't think Capt Higgens is anyone to mess with. He'll probably un-dread your sorry ass on the way to the department.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at February 18, 2016 11:53 PM (cmXKg)

96 >>Several 5 gallon buckets worth, if you go once a day since puberty.


So a 55 Gallon Drum or so.

Posted by: garrett at February 18, 2016 11:53 PM (91LL3)

97 Some lyrics I remember about "jerks" from a diddy by the J. Giles Band, "Piss on the wall" (or something):

Well, the Yanks hate the Reds and the Greeks hate the Turks
I really hate to say, but they're all a bunch of jerks.

Something something, I just wanna piss on the wall.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 18, 2016 11:53 PM (dvuhZ)

98 I used to comfort myself by the fact that I live literally in the heart of Texas. But. The last bastion of common sense will only last so long. One more time! Thankee fo no Yankee!

Posted by: Heddy at February 18, 2016 11:53 PM (lC04h)

99 Hey everybody.

Dang it, I'm trying to stick with this paleo-like diet of mine. But 20 minutes ago, I just had to have some buttered corn tortillas...

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 18, 2016 11:54 PM (ntObR)

100 Is it just me, our do things seem a little tense around here. Loved coming to the site everyday, but it looks like it's time to take a stand. "let it burn" hell I've changed to burn it to the ground. Cheers All!
Screejay Out

P.S. F Trump, go Cruz

Posted by: Screejay at February 18, 2016 11:54 PM (30Ga/)

101 For the average Moron.

Posted by: garrett at February 18, 2016 11:54 PM (91LL3)

102 All in favor of winnowing with a hammer say AYE!

Posted by: Man from Wazzustan at February 18, 2016 11:54 PM (ocw+t)

103 Leave off with trying to make crummy plastic civilian gas cans work.

The real deal is to find genuine metal NATO-spec modernized jerricans with cam-lock closures. Also called "jerrycans" and "Jerry cans" in honor of their origin. Which is a pretty fascinating engineering story in its own right.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 18, 2016 11:54 PM (noWW6)

104 <quote>Not a fair test of the Garand or M14.. They were Never, ever designed
for fouling by mud. None of the WWII main battle rifles accepted fouling
like that. They almost all had very tight tolerances. But, youtube
gunners gotta post something I guess.</quote>

Also worth pointing out that they filled the action of the Garand with mud since it is exposed and sitting on top of the rifle, the cycling of the first round allowed mud to fall down into the chamber. The M-4, otoh, has a bolt that is completely enclosed and the mud can't get inside. Apples to oranges.

Posted by: Heresolong at February 18, 2016 11:54 PM (ntIeo)

105 ok, you are right Blanco Basura, you are a jerk :p

Thank you. It's about time I was recognized for my less than sterling qualities.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 18, 2016 11:55 PM (YJmuy)

106 Lobotomy for the win!

Posted by: OldDominionMom at February 18, 2016 11:55 PM (GzDYP)

107 -
14
This is probably the only place on the internet I can ask this question:
has anyone here every heard of a pack of raccoons bukkake'ing a parked
pickup truck?

Posted by: richard mcenroe at February 18, 2016 11:34 PM

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

Did it belong to McGill? She called herself Lil, but everyone knew her as Nancy?

She was once the girl of my fancy.

Posted by: Rocky at February 18, 2016 11:55 PM (DtNNC)

108 publius, that's the final song on the fantastic "Freeze Frame" album.

J. Geils Band also had a great song on it about blindly following the herd, called "River Blindness."

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 18, 2016 11:55 PM (ntObR)

109
"Rorschach's Journal: February 18th, 2016.

Tonight, a comedian was banned in New York."

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 18, 2016 11:55 PM (kdS6q)

110 All in favor of winnowing with a hammer say AYE!
Posted by: Man from Wazzustan at February 18, 2016 11:54 PM (ocw+t)

that is too close for comfort.
i say nay

Posted by: willow at February 18, 2016 11:56 PM (L1+sh)

111 All in favor of winnowing with a hammer say AYE!
Posted by: Man from Wazzustan

Present!

Posted by: Queen Barry I at February 18, 2016 11:56 PM (zmW4B)

112 I like some level of assholes and trolls. I get that it must suck dealing be a coblogger and having to deal with all these headaches and weirdos, and I can see how one might lose ones patience.

But some kinda alpha dog scorched earth threat to "decimate" and bring down the hammer en masse is strictly reserved for ace, and you Maetenloch, are no ace of spades.

Posted by: Max Power at February 18, 2016 11:56 PM (QCc6B)

113 Gentle-fappers and others, we need to protect our phoney-baloney commenting rights.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 18, 2016 11:57 PM (+yuk1)

114
It's not going to look like any of those. It's going to look like Ultra-Yugoslavia.
Posted by: torquewrench at February 18, 2016 11:47 PM (noWW6)


That's right. It's not going to be the Red States vs. the Blue States, featuring standing armies and pitched battles.

It's going to be neighbor against neighbor. Just like every other civil war in history has been.

Rural areas tend to be mostly one side and urban areas are mostly the other.

Which means that the suburbs could turn out to be the front lines. Yay me.

Posted by: rickl at February 18, 2016 11:57 PM (sdi6R)

115 does this mean i must make more scones and tea to go with the polite chatter?

Posted by: willow at February 18, 2016 11:57 PM (L1+sh)

116 111 All in favor of winnowing with a hammer say AYE!
Posted by: Man from Wazzustan

Present!

Posted by: Queen Barry I at February 18, 2016 11:56 PM (zmW4B)


Aye for Cloture...

then No on the Bill....

Posted by: Ted Cruz at February 18, 2016 11:57 PM (f7rv6)

117 Man, and just when I was finally ready to unload on all you wrongheaded assholes.
Nevermind.

Maybe we can have a reverse-flame-war, you intelligent young commenter, you?
[under breath: "stupid git".]

Posted by: andycanuck at February 18, 2016 11:57 PM (WOyz5)

118
OK what am I missing...what is Gope?


Posted by: Nevergiveup

I think it's a Russian acronym for "navy dentist", but I could be wrong.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...a rube in America at February 18, 2016 11:57 PM (+1T7c)

119 If you haunt yard sales, eventually you can find an old gas can to buy thus avoiding having to make a new one usable.>>>

I have found the spouts for the old cans fit some of the newer cans. So the fix is to have at least one old spout but I can still replace worn out cans. With the minor mod on the new can of drilling an air hole (up high) in it that I can seal with a lag screw for transport.

So yes buy old cans with spouts at garage sales even if the can itself is crappy.

Posted by: Willy J. at February 18, 2016 11:58 PM (r6bSH)

120 only to get divorced myself. I had a really hard time with it."

"I started writing about it and people liked it and said it helped them. So I just kept writing.



I am divorced. I did the unforgivable things for which one gets divorced.

I don't have a lot to add to that.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 18, 2016 11:58 PM (1xUj/)

121 50 years ago the country was not flooded with Central American women who are under five feet tall

Posted by: ThunderB at February 18, 2016 11:58 PM (zOTsN)

122 Well, I happen to be a super patriotic conservative with strong feelz on my opinions, which are almost always right.

I'm just not a dick about it. Although I do troll Moo Moo occasionally.

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at February 18, 2016 11:58 PM (Gosad)

123 You cannot tell me, sitting there in your highly starched shirt, that you do not dream of tying the knot with some ultra-organized gorgeous woman who just happens to love to cook and sew and cater to your every whim.
AlexTheChick is looking for a husband?

Posted by: andycanuck at February 18, 2016 11:58 PM (WOyz5)

124 Assholier than thou!

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at February 18, 2016 11:59 PM (hVdx9)

125 It's not going to look like any of those. It's going to look like Ultra-Yugoslavia.


Posted by: torquewrench


P.J. O'Rourke predicted that about 20 some years ago, during a "holiday in hell" in old Yugo.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...a rube in America at February 18, 2016 11:59 PM (+1T7c)

126 The real deal is to find genuine metal NATO-spec
modernized jerricans with cam-lock closures. Also called "jerrycans" and
"Jerry cans" in honor of their origin. Which is a pretty fascinating
engineering story in its own right.
Posted by: torquewrench at February 18, 2016 11:54 PM (noWW6)


Opel used to make a spare trunk can, it was pretty sweet. It had an integral screen for the spout, apparently for grit or something.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 18, 2016 11:59 PM (q2o38)

127 **Top 5 Ways of Inadvertently Pissing Off Maet**

5. Taking a knock at his favorite rock group of all time, Starland Vocal Band

4. Confusing catsup with ketchup and vice versa

3. Moving the barrel to another section of the AoS parking lot so you have more room to park your foreign-brand name SUV

2. Playing your damn jazz records too loud

1. Always posting about pantyhose and loneliness

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 18, 2016 11:59 PM (ntObR)

128 So "Hot Air" is a Facebook-run thing, now? Really?

Who the hell would bother with it, then?

And Ace has quit Twitter, right?

We don't have cable, and had hoped for an open thread on the "Town Hall" in SC, but there was not much here, or elsewhere. Hardly anything on Twitter, either.

In Fahrenheit 451 they used fire. What is going on, now?

We're a little spooked out here on the front range a little east of Boulder. Wind gusts up to 50 and 60, and it's not letting up. Feeling like sodbusters in the Oklahoma panhandle, circa 1930.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at February 18, 2016 11:59 PM (U6f54)

129 110 All in favor of winnowing with a hammer say AYE!
Posted by: Man from Wazzustan at February 18, 2016 11:54 PM (ocw+t)

that is too close for comfort.
i say nay
Posted by: willow at February 18, 2016 11:56 PM (L1+sh)


Willowing with a hammer would be what, banning the last few stragglers in a dead thread?

Posted by: rickl at February 18, 2016 11:59 PM (sdi6R)

130 I am divorced. I did the unforgivable things for which one gets divorced.

I don't have a lot to add to that.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 18, 2016 11:58 PM (1xUj/)

aaahhhhh, at least you admit it.



Posted by: willow at February 19, 2016 12:00 AM (L1+sh)

131 Something something, I just wanna piss on the wall

Back in the old days we had to guess at the lyrics of songs for years never knowing what they actually said. Kids have it easy these days with all their lyrics sites.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2016 12:00 AM (39g3+)

132 Sup everyone

Posted by: thathalfrican at February 19, 2016 12:01 AM (R5HRU)

133 "My Wife Divorced Me Because I Left Dishes By the Sink"

That's the Super Beta I was talking about a few weeks ago who is going around giving terrible marriage advice to men.

Posted by: Lauren at February 19, 2016 12:01 AM (Dwl2T)

134 Now, some people think the world is what it ain't
To some I'm a sinner, to others a saint
Some folks say, the world ain't what it is
All I know is I just got to take a wiz

But where am I goin' and where have I been
My head's in the clouds and my tail's in a spin
Jumpin' out of planes for the thrill of it all
Then I bounce right back and take a piss on the wall

Politics, shmolitics, they oughta save their breath
A mean streak, a blue streak, they sentence me to death
Harangue me from a tree, twist and shout until I crawl
Do the flip, do the flop, but piss on the wall

Well, the Yanks hate the Reds and the Greeks hate the Turks
I really hate to say it, but they're all a bunch of jerks
Seems like everybody's shakin' 'cause the big one's 'bout to fall
I'm just tryin' to hold it steady while I piss on the wall

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2016 12:01 AM (ntObR)

135 If you ban me I'll sue.

Posted by: D. Trump at February 19, 2016 12:01 AM (H9MG5)

136 snickers.

Posted by: willow at February 19, 2016 12:02 AM (L1+sh)

137 Don't know about the raccoons, but a neighbor of mine had this doofus dog who like to hump a particular old front tractor tire he had standing out behind his shop. He saw him doing it one day, and the realized, from the stains, he'd been doing that for a while. He go hump it, shoot off on it, the go about his business. And he'd do that nearly every day.

That tire turned Fido on for some reason.




Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 19, 2016 12:02 AM (dvuhZ)

138 It doesn't seem the unicorn is too happy about this situation

http://www.e2046.com/product/Unicorn+%26+Mermaid/24481/

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 19, 2016 12:02 AM (+yuk1)

139 Katie Couric tried to throw a list of Hillary's "acomplishments" at Carly last year.

Carly said those things are not acomplishments, they are titles.

You see what we are up against?

Titles. The Imperial Court.

Posted by: eman at February 19, 2016 12:02 AM (MQEz6)

140 "1. Always posting about pantyhose and loneliness"

pantyhose are a vector for STDs. I've been told.

Posted by: Williams Billybongson at February 19, 2016 12:03 AM (CP1Yy)

141 That civil war series is good and the guy brings up good points. I read it a few days ago. Basically, the cops will enforce the law. He points out they always do... so, quickly it becomes, who can you trust? Which of your neighbors is going to out you to the cops or the federalies when they go knocking on doors looking for troublemakers?

A fighting civil war would suck really bad, and the U.S. Civil war was an outlier, not likely repeated "next time".... if it comes to that.

Good thought series though. Esp about hiding your cache and who can you trust, etc. It's not very uplifting, I'll spoil that much for ya.

Posted by: Yip at February 19, 2016 12:03 AM (e7T6D)

142
*absolutely freaking bonkers
Posted by: Thrawn


Ho Rhee Fook.

Examine your life, young man. From ogling Shannon Tweed on Skinemax to this? Not a good trajectory... ;-)

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 19, 2016 12:03 AM (BK3ZS)

143 Day 6: my arm still looks like an example from a physician's handbook referencing bubonic plague. Doesn't hurt any more, which is good.

Don't play with hot oil, childrens.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 19, 2016 12:03 AM (AA6QE)

144 That's right. It's not going to be the Red States vs. the Blue States, featuring standing armies and pitched battles.

It's going to be neighbor against neighbor. Just like every other civil war in history has been.

Rural areas tend to be mostly one side and urban areas are mostly the other.


Yeah, and its going to end horribly. Civil wars and revolutions almost always go very, very badly and end with a worse situation than they fought against.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2016 12:04 AM (39g3+)

145 Also worth pointing out that they filled the action of the Garand with mud since it is exposed and sitting on top of the rifle, the cycling of the first round allowed mud to fall down into the chamber. The M-4, otoh, has a bolt that is completely enclosed and the mud can't get inside. Apples to oranges.
Posted by: Heresolong at February 18, 2016 11:54 PM (ntIeo)


I don't think it was meant to be an apples to apples test. Mostly it shows that there's been a lot of improvement to semi-auto firearms in the 80 years since the M1 was designed.

Posted by: Maetenloch at February 19, 2016 12:04 AM (pAlYe)

146 "My Wife Divorced Me Because I Left Dishes By the Sink"

That's the Super Beta I was talking about a few weeks ago who is going around giving terrible marriage advice to men.

Posted by: Lauren
****

And she is now with Paolo.

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at February 19, 2016 12:04 AM (hVdx9)

147
If you ban me I'll sue.>>>

The return of the money paid for your platinum membership is in the mail minus Shipping and Handling.

Posted by: AoSHQ legal team. at February 19, 2016 12:04 AM (r6bSH)

148 -
All in favor of winnowing with a hammer say AYE!

Posted by: Man from Wazzustan at February 18, 2016 11:54 PM

---------

Send not to know for whom the hammer tolls...

Posted by: Donne Johnson at February 19, 2016 12:04 AM (DtNNC)

149 134: Beautiful. I remember it now. Everybody's shaking cause the big ones 'bout to fall....

They had a "bomm, buppa bomm" thing going there too, didn't they.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 19, 2016 12:04 AM (dvuhZ)

150 Williams, only if you wear someone else's.

Or so I've heard...

(**walks away whistling**)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2016 12:04 AM (ntObR)

151 yikes ,sorry weft!

Posted by: willow at February 19, 2016 12:04 AM (L1+sh)

152 3. Moving the barrel to another section of the AoS parking lot so you have more room to park your foreign-brand name SUV



Hey! It has a foreign badge but it's made in Mississippi.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, what drives an XTerra at February 19, 2016 12:04 AM (1xUj/)

153 "My Wife Divorced Me Because I Left Dishes By the Sink"
That's the Super Beta I was talking about a few weeks ago who is going around giving terrible marriage advice to men.
Posted by: Lauren

Yeah, I'm thinking the real reason was the pictures of him getting the rotisserie treatment from 2 dudes in a motel room.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at February 19, 2016 12:05 AM (zmW4B)

154 publius, yup. And an icky-sounding bass guitar chord.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2016 12:05 AM (ntObR)

155 "And she is now with Paolo."

Yeah she is.

Posted by: Lauren at February 19, 2016 12:05 AM (LJEFX)

156 My dad used to say "if you are thinking about burying your guns, it's time to use them."
Career Navy, 30 years of service, multiple conflicts.

Posted by: navybrat at February 19, 2016 12:06 AM (8QGte)

157 Hhhmmmm, Venus rising from the sea on a shell...

http://www.e2046.com/product/1871

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 19, 2016 12:06 AM (+yuk1)

158 ♪ All in all you're just another piss on the wall
Hey, Maetenloch! Leave those Hot Airs alone! ♫

Posted by: andycanuck at February 19, 2016 12:06 AM (WOyz5)

159 If civil war does break out, what would folks here say is the safest place to be?

I'd guess, deep south Texas.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2016 12:07 AM (ntObR)

160 So Bandersnatch drives an Armada?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 19, 2016 12:07 AM (+yuk1)

161 My blood runs cold, my memory has just been sold. My angel is a centerfold.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 19, 2016 12:08 AM (dvuhZ)

162 "If civil war does break out, what would folks here say is the safest place to be?"

Canada

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at February 19, 2016 12:08 AM (hVdx9)

163 he left two glasses by the sink.

and two hookers on their bed sleeping

Posted by: willow at February 19, 2016 12:08 AM (L1+sh)

164 "I'd guess, deep south Texas."

I'd say more like San Angelo.

Posted by: Lauren at February 19, 2016 12:08 AM (LJEFX)

165 Ginger Island is still for sale

http://www.privateislandsonline.com/islands/ginger-island

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 19, 2016 12:09 AM (+yuk1)

166 Tilikum, not sure. I'd think super-lib Trudeau would be happy to capture and ship conservative border-hoppers back into the hands of the progressive death squads.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2016 12:09 AM (ntObR)

167 My blood runs cold, my memory has just been sold. My angel is a centerfold.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius)

Nah Nah
NaNa NaNa
Na Na Na Nanananana

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at February 19, 2016 12:09 AM (zmW4B)

168 *glares at Anna Puma*

Posted by: Bandersnatch, what drives an XTerra at February 19, 2016 12:10 AM (1xUj/)

169 Ginger Island is still for sale

http://www.privateislandsonline.com/islands/ginger-island


Posted by: Anna Puma
****

Would rather have Mary Ann Island.

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at February 19, 2016 12:10 AM (hVdx9)

170 Woot woot ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 19, 2016 12:10 AM (voOPb)

171 My sister married a guy who always lied, would frequently disappear, and never brought home a paycheck. They divided. A long time ago

Just the other day she was complaining about what a slob he was and how his being a slob broke up the marriage. I gently pointed out to her that if she felt he was pulling his weight, if she felt he were really committed to their little family, his being a slob wouldn't have been such a big deal. If he was working hard and coming home tired, she wouldn't care

Posted by: ThunderB at February 19, 2016 12:10 AM (zOTsN)

172 Riots and strikes and migration and secession.

If we are lucky, there will not be much fighting.

Posted by: eman at February 19, 2016 12:10 AM (MQEz6)

173
I chose The Masters over a perfect Sunday afternoon with my wife and son. And guess what, Guy Who Thinks That Sounds Perfectly Acceptable? Youre an asshole. And a shitty husband.

Just like me.

http://tinyurl.com/hbc8fnv

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 19, 2016 12:10 AM (kdS6q)

174 Lauren, you mean a spot where practically everybody has a gun? Hmm...

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2016 12:10 AM (ntObR)

175 If there's a Mary Ann Island, I'm there.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 19, 2016 12:10 AM (dvuhZ)

176 >>>The return of the money paid for your platinum membership is in the mail minus Shipping and Handling.


Posted by: AoSHQ legal team. at February 19, 2016 12:04 AM (r6bSH)<<<

That's not a terrific deal. Besides, platinum is not really classy. Not as classy as gold. When I'm President I'm gonna use eminent domain to turn your house into a limousine parking lot.

Posted by: D. Trump at February 19, 2016 12:10 AM (H9MG5)

177 -
137
Don't know about the raccoons, but a neighbor of mine had this doofus
dog who like to hump a particular old front tractor tire he had standing
out behind his shop. He saw him doing it one day, and the realized,
from the stains, he'd been doing that for a while. He go hump it, shoot
off on it, the go about his business. And he'd do that nearly every day.

That tire turned Fido on for some reason.



Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 19, 2016 12:02 AM
--------------

We envy the dog.

Posted by: Bubba, Webb, Huma, et al. at February 19, 2016 12:11 AM (DtNNC)

178 "If civil war does break out, what would folks here say is the safest place to be?"
>>>

If you get the keys to the bunker.

The Greenbrier Hotel

http://www.greenbrier.com/Activities/The-Bunker.aspx

Posted by: Willy J. at February 19, 2016 12:11 AM (r6bSH)

179 Rockford Files has the best theme music of all time.

That is all.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2016 12:11 AM (39g3+)

180 Hi.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 19, 2016 12:12 AM (/ciMI)

181 nite-nite, be well .

Posted by: willow at February 19, 2016 12:12 AM (L1+sh)

182 So is the Trump, Kasich, Bush townhall tonight? I don't see details anywhere of what went down. Oh and nice list there qdpsteve, lol'd.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 19, 2016 12:12 AM (UnJ7w)

183 So do you have to xFile your xTerra when getting tags?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 19, 2016 12:12 AM (+yuk1)

184 Arson, thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2016 12:12 AM (ntObR)

185 Nite, Ms. Willow.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 19, 2016 12:14 AM (AA6QE)

186 I say safest place to hide out would be right in town, or wherever among people you know. Hide in plain sight.

All the talk about rural areas... that's where the helo's will be flying and the dogs trackin' and the hair-triggery rural boys with rifles pointed out the slots in the barn. Rural folk aren't going to cotton to city folk fleeing out to 'em.

In a big enough city, you could go pretty much anonymous because that's how city folks are accustomed to acting towards one another. That's my thinking anyway.

The revolutionary war is a much better predictor of how shitty it would get. We tend to not know just how awful it was for folks back then.

Posted by: Yip at February 19, 2016 12:14 AM (e7T6D)

187 They should do away with all Men's and Women's room. Get rid of all those symbols with dresses and pants, etc. Instead, we need Penis and Vagina rooms. If you have a penis, you use the penis room. Vagina sporting individuals go in the Vagina room. Problem solved.

I am available to solve other stupid problems as needed.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 19, 2016 12:14 AM (R+30W)

188 If civil war does break out, what would folks here say is the safest place to be?

I'd guess, deep south Texas.
Posted by: qdpsteve


In the US? AK.

Outside? Mongolia.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 19, 2016 12:14 AM (AA6QE)

189 Rockford Files has the best theme music of all time.
Hawaii-Five-O! (Original series.)

Posted by: andycanuck at February 19, 2016 12:14 AM (WOyz5)

190 That's not a terrific deal. Besides, platinum is not
really classy. Not as classy as gold. When I'm President I'm gonna use
eminent domain to turn your house into a limousine parking lot.


Posted by: D. Trump>>>

Our digital domain is somewhere in Ausieland or maybe New Zealand. Good luck with that eminent domain BS.

Posted by: AoSHQ legal team at February 19, 2016 12:14 AM (r6bSH)

191 Holy shit. I just read that stupid glass by the sink article. I am now dumber. I didn't have many IQ points to give without being sent to A Home.

Yes, cleaning up your trash is important. But if you can't somehow let your wife know that the glass by the sink is yours, and it's not dirty and you will be using it again soon...you suck. You have no alpha. You have no beta. You are an omega male. Get your shit together or make redtube your homepage.

Posted by: DC in River City at February 19, 2016 12:14 AM (e+1S5)

192 Crap. My truck is an XE trim level. What gender is XE again?

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at February 19, 2016 12:14 AM (hVdx9)

193 Does Sabena own any hotels in the US? That would probably be the safest place.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 19, 2016 12:15 AM (TnUKj)

194 Rockford Files has the best theme music of all time.


That was my favorite show. $200 a day plus expenses.

*googles theme song*

ARGH! THE SEVENTIES. IT BURNS! IT BURNS!

Posted by: Bandersnatch, what drives an XTerra at February 19, 2016 12:15 AM (1xUj/)

195 179 Rockford Files has the best theme music of all time.

In a different time those could have been fighting words but not now.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 19, 2016 12:15 AM (voOPb)

196 andycanuck, close runner-up but no. :-)

Surprised so many people seem to have already forgotten the Sopranos opening song.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2016 12:16 AM (ntObR)

197 I wish there were some group able to organize a nationwide demonstration against the Republican party in response to the Scotus buttfucking we're about to receive.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 19, 2016 12:16 AM (u5gzz)

198 Our digital domain is somewhere in Ausieland or maybe New Zealand. Good luck with that eminent domain BS.


Posted by: AoSHQ legal team
****

Please. It's in a bush station bathroom somewhere.

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at February 19, 2016 12:16 AM (hVdx9)

199 Examine your life, young man. From ogling Shannon Tweed on Skinemax to this? Not a good trajectory... ;-)
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 19, 2016 12:03 AM (BK3ZS)

I blame the millionaires and billionaires, those fat-cats on Wall Street. Oh, and the Patriarchy (or that other -archy that starts with a k).

Posted by: Thrawn at February 19, 2016 12:16 AM (s87AC)

200 Bedtime for me.

Stay frosty, morons.

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at February 19, 2016 12:16 AM (Gosad)

201 My vote: Mannix

Posted by: Yip at February 19, 2016 12:16 AM (e7T6D)

202
50 years ago the country was not flooded with Central American women who are under five feet tall
.Posted by: ThunderB at February 18, 2016 11:58 PM (zOTsN)

Aye.




Posted by: Ralph at February 19, 2016 12:17 AM (qK2iX)

203 50 years ago the country was not flooded with Central American women who are under five feet tall
That's what I thought it was going to be about too; not tall hairstyles.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 19, 2016 12:17 AM (WOyz5)

204 I stopped in for two reasons. One to Thank All for prayers for My Friend Gayle. I had to set up FB account w/my name & email only to keep current.
I think her husband spent last night with her, at her request, at either a hospital or hospice. She was heavily medicated for her brain cancer. Please ask God to take her once she loses herself. It's started according to her daughter Monday.


Second another commenter here told me how well Ace wrote about Mrs. Clinton today, I decided to save ti iPad home screen to read tomorrow.

Good Night.
Be good!

Posted by: Carol at February 19, 2016 12:17 AM (sj3Ax)

205
Crap. My truck is an XE trim level. What gender is XE again?
Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at February 19, 2016 12:14 AM (hVdx9)


I heard there is an S-E Xterra. Yes, SEXterra. Extra terra-ish, and special.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 19, 2016 12:17 AM (q2o38)

206 Evening horde.

Maet, or anyone else that can answer....does the banning threat come from all the Trump/Cruz/pick a candidate assholery?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 12:17 AM (hlMPp)

207 Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 19, 2016 12:14 AM (R+30W)

Ok I'll bite. How do you get your employees from looking at their cell phones every damn minute without violence? One more arrest and My parole will be revoked. Any suggestions?

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 19, 2016 12:17 AM (UnJ7w)

208 Our digital domain is somewhere in Ausieland or maybe New Zealand. Good luck with that eminent domain BS.
Posted by: AoSHQ legal team

The eminent domain laws in Peruvia are very clear about the number of hobo pelts and gallons of Valu-Rite necessary for "fair market value".

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at February 19, 2016 12:18 AM (zmW4B)

209 Please. It's in a bush station bathroom somewhere.
Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale


Indeed. Right next to the wichety grub vending machine.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 19, 2016 12:18 AM (AA6QE)

210 Does anyone read all of this crap really? These AOS comment threads read like a bunch of people spilling random thoughts onto the page but nobody reads other people's posts. You could just computer-generate a bunch of nonsense and nobody would be the wiser.

Posted by: Chris Vaughn at February 19, 2016 12:18 AM (i3ie0)

211 SE Xterras?

Oh, the ones driven by 33-S sexaroids.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 19, 2016 12:18 AM (+yuk1)

212 True Fact: Fifty Years Ago The Average American Women Was 6 Inches Taller

Yeah, and the scent of Aqua Velva was always floating in the air...

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2016 12:18 AM (ntObR)

213 >>>Please. It's in a bush station bathroom somewhere.

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at February 19, 2016 12:16 AM (hVdx9)<<<

What a coincidence! Ours too.

Posted by: Cankles Inc. at February 19, 2016 12:18 AM (H9MG5)

214 Best theme music is Mission Impossible







Or maybe Miami Vice


Posted by: Williams Billybongson at February 19, 2016 12:18 AM (CP1Yy)

215 Here's my paranoid thought for the day - if WWIII breaks out over Syria between Russia and Turkey (and their various proxies), will Obama suspend elections until the crisis is over?

That's Info-Wars level crazy, but the last few months have been very damn crazy.

Posted by: Thrawn at February 19, 2016 12:18 AM (s87AC)

216 I think we should discuss pens and wristwatches until Maet bans us all.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2016 12:18 AM (39g3+)

217 Prediction of the day:

Obama to attend the funeral of Demetrius Shelley Bryant, shot and killed by white police officers in South Carolina.

Bryant had his hands up! The gun he was alleged to have in his back pocket was an obvious plant. He thought it was a frog the cops put there, and he was trying to show it to them when the frog went off.

Black Lives Matter!

Posted by: the littl shyning man at February 19, 2016 12:18 AM (U6f54)

218 -
If civil war does break out, what would folks here say is the safest place to be?-

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

Detroit, who the hell's gonna fight over that?

Posted by: irright at February 19, 2016 12:18 AM (DtNNC)

219 I binge watched on Rockford Files. Twice.

Cuz I'm out of control and on a rampage.

Posted by: CozMark at February 19, 2016 12:18 AM (CbGSW)

220 I'd been out playing hide-and-seek with Bobo. What did I miss?

Posted by: Sasquatch the Original trans-Wookie at February 19, 2016 12:19 AM (EiMMT)

221 MeTV is running Rockford at 1AM, followed by Kojak.

That theme just makes me happy. And I agree the best one is indeed Hawaii 5-0. That just gets you on the edge of your seat.

Henry Mancini's Peter Gunn theme is pretty good, too. But I liked the Pink Panther's dead ant, dead ant the best.

Which reminds me, Steve Martin absolutely pissed all over Seller's Clouseau legacy, didn't he? I remember trying to watch the Steve Martin version, and just could do it, it was so awful.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 19, 2016 12:19 AM (dvuhZ)

222 Quite the content Maet, you play hooky from your day job?

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

223 "You have no alpha. You have no beta. You are an omega male. Get your shit together or make redtube your homepage."

Exactly. And his response was not to man up, but rather to suck up.

Men. This is ALWAYS the wrong thing to do. Do not suck up to your wives. It is repulsive to some part of our reptilian brains.

Say "Look, this is my water cup. I'm using my water cup. I'll put it in the dishwasher at the end of the night."

She may be pissed at you but she will respect you a lot more than if you say "oh, you are right! Let me put my cup away. Can I get you anything? Do you want a backrub? I was so inconsiderate!"

Be. A. Man.

Posted by: Lauren at February 19, 2016 12:19 AM (LJEFX)

224 Magnum PI had some pretty awesome intro music.

Posted by: garrett at February 19, 2016 12:20 AM (91LL3)

225 210 Does anyone read all of this crap really? These AOS comment threads read like a bunch of people spilling random thoughts onto the page but nobody reads other people's posts. You could just computer-generate a bunch of nonsense and nobody would be the wiser.
Posted by: Chris Vaughn at February 19, 2016 12:18 AM (i3ie0)
***
There are other places on the 'net besides this smart military blog. Perhaps you'd be happier reading there?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 19, 2016 12:20 AM (lutOX)

226
Oh, and the Patriarchy (or that other -archy that starts with a k).
Posted by: Thrawn at February 19, 2016 12:16 AM (s87AC)


The Krikey-archy? Fookin' aussies...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 19, 2016 12:20 AM (BK3ZS)

227 I heard there is an S-E Xterra. Yes, SEXterra. Extra terra-ish, and special.


Posted by: Kindltot
****

Bill Clinton has one.

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at February 19, 2016 12:20 AM (hVdx9)

228 All good choices for TV theme songs but none as good as Rockford.

And yes, I read the entire ONT, usually the links too.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2016 12:20 AM (39g3+)

229 Kyrie a liason-archy?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 19, 2016 12:21 AM (+yuk1)

230 Maet, or anyone else that can answer....does the banning threat come from all the Trump/Cruz/pick a candidate assholery?
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 12:17 AM (hlMPp)


That's the source of much of it but there's also a lot of free-floating anger and it's so very tempting to take it out on people here over minor differences.

But whatever the cause it ends up making this place a bar that people - including myself - just don't feel like hanging out in anymore.

Posted by: Maetenloch at February 19, 2016 12:21 AM (pAlYe)

231 "Does anyone read all of this crap really? These AOS comment threads read like a bunch of people spilling random thoughts onto the page but nobody reads other people's posts."

Yes. And that's the beauty of it.

Posted by: Lauren at February 19, 2016 12:21 AM (Dwl2T)

232 Does anyone read all of this crap really? These AOS comment threads read like a bunch of people spilling random thoughts onto the page but nobody reads other people's posts. You could just computer-generate a bunch of nonsense and nobody would be the wiser.
Posted by: Chris Vaughn


Thread winner!!!!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 19, 2016 12:22 AM (AA6QE)

233 Good theme music. Opening of every episode of The Sopranos.

Also House of Cards, and speaking of the composer, the HBO series Rome.

I also liked the arcane stuff that got picked for when the credits rolled after each Deadwood episode.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at February 19, 2016 12:22 AM (U6f54)

234 Posted by: Chris Vaughn

Maet, would it be a bannin' to tell this guy to go fuck himself?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at February 19, 2016 12:22 AM (zmW4B)

235 -
Love the Rockford theme. As #2, I'd go with Barney Miller.

Posted by: irright at February 19, 2016 12:22 AM (DtNNC)

236 Hmmm, if I put an S next to the XE, would that make my truck sexy?

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at February 19, 2016 12:22 AM (hVdx9)

237 Posted by: Chris Vaughn at February 19, 2016 12:18 AM (i3ie0)

How DARE YOU insult Mario like that!? You think it's easy generating all those ones and zeroes? One melt down in a debate and you're marked forever.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 19, 2016 12:22 AM (UnJ7w)

238
225 210 Does anyone read all of this crap really? These AOS comment threads read like a bunch of people spilling random thoughts onto the page but nobody reads other people's posts. You could just computer-generate a bunch of nonsense and nobody would be the wiser.
Posted by: Chris Vaughn at February 19, 2016 12:18 AM (i3ie0)


Your concern is
[X] noted
[ ] of no interest to anyone around here

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 19, 2016 12:23 AM (BK3ZS)

239 Good theme music-

Season one of True Detective.

Posted by: Lauren at February 19, 2016 12:23 AM (Dwl2T)

240 Kakocracy - rule by the worst, the inverse of aristocracy.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 19, 2016 12:23 AM (lutOX)

241
If ever I let my weapon get that bad, my old drill sergeant would find me and kick my ass all round town.

That was just sickening.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 19, 2016 12:23 AM (P/8aq)

242 >>And whatever the cause it makes this place a bar that people - including myself - just don't feel like hanging out in anymore.



Needs More Boobs.

Posted by: garrett at February 19, 2016 12:23 AM (91LL3)

243 Lord have mercy, somebody brought up Kyrie Eleison

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 19, 2016 12:23 AM (dvuhZ)

244 224 Magnum PI had some pretty awesome intro music.

You just liked Selleck in short shorts

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 19, 2016 12:23 AM (voOPb)

245 Niedermeyer's Dead Horse, #44:

"It was [Dennis] Miller's televised appearance at GWU and his righteous smackdown of the shits who made jokes at Stockdale's expense, which won me over. I'll never forget it."

Oh, me neither:

"This is a brilliant, sensitive, courageous man, but he committed the one unpardonable sin in our culture: He was bad on TV!"

Posted by: JPS at February 19, 2016 12:24 AM (9ziuC)

246 I think his water glass was a symptom.

Posted by: ThunderB at February 19, 2016 12:24 AM (zOTsN)

247 >>>You could just computer-generate a bunch of nonsense and nobody would be the wiser.

Posted by: Chris Vaughn at February 19, 2016 12:18 AM (i3ie0)<<<




That's saved for the recipes in the Sunday food thread.

Posted by: 1 sour and large fish at February 19, 2016 12:24 AM (H9MG5)

248 stomp

stomp

stomp

Posted by: jake at February 18, 2016 11:34 PM (Rtn6b)


The idiot convention?

https://youtu.be/5q5FEmFCFyQ

Posted by: Caught in a Mosh at February 19, 2016 12:24 AM (2Qlqg)

249 Does anyone read all of this crap really? These AOS comment threads read like a bunch of people spilling random thoughts onto the page but nobody reads other people's posts. You could just computer-generate a bunch of nonsense and nobody would be the wiser.
Posted by: Chris Vaughn

Thread winner!!!!

Posted by: weft cut-loop
****

Great. We have to go whack another one who knows too much. We really need to upgrade the random comments generating software.

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at February 19, 2016 12:24 AM (hVdx9)

250 X-Files had a terrific theme too, just spooky and interesting, and very simple. Actually I like the intro to NCIS, too.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2016 12:24 AM (39g3+)

251 Also, Fat Albert.


Posted by: garrett at February 19, 2016 12:24 AM (91LL3)

252 Water cup is a euphemism for Vodka container here right?

Posted by: Willy J. at February 19, 2016 12:25 AM (r6bSH)

253 Ok I'll bite. How do you get your employees from looking at their cell phones every damn minute without violence? One more arrest and My parole will be revoked. Any suggestions?

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 19, 2016 12:17 AM (UnJ7w)

++++

http://tinyurl.com/4cumkfl

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 19, 2016 12:25 AM (R+30W)

254 That's the Super Beta I was talking about a few weeks ago who is going around giving terrible marriage advice to men.
--

True story. Former bad male client that I worked closely with (I had to advise him on what toothpaste to buy once via phone when was out of town) was a Super Beta. I am an Alpha Female. The only way that we got along is that I pretended that I was even more Beta than he is. I don't think he ever figured that out.

I also learned the phrase "how does [fill the the blank] make you feel?"

/and no, I am no a psychiatrist, however, I think that I have picked up quite a few of those skills...and no, I really didn't care how he felt, but he liked to talk about his feelings a lot.


Posted by: shibumi who is awash in existential dread at February 19, 2016 12:25 AM (7FH+T)

255 "That's right. It's not going to be the Red States vs. the Blue States, featuring standing armies and pitched battles. It's going to be neighbor against neighbor. Just like every other civil war in history has been."

That elderly widow down the block is always trivially nattering on about her cats and her garden whenever I stop by. Oh, Whiskers pulled down the wisteria again, whatever will I do?

But she's got storm windows that look suspiciously heavy duty. Clear fields of fire in all directions. And probably has herself a stash of LAW rockets bribed off of the lazy time-servers at the local Guard armory.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 19, 2016 12:25 AM (noWW6)

256 Lord have mercy, somebody brought up Kyrie Eleison

Think I knew her in high school. Nice gal.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2016 12:25 AM (ntObR)

257 Cades County

Now how many of you remember that?


One season. 1972.

Stuck firmly in my head as if it ran for 20 years. Heh

Posted by: Yip at February 19, 2016 12:25 AM (e7T6D)

258 Does anyone read all of this crap really? These AOS comment threads read like a bunch of people spilling random thoughts onto the page but nobody reads other people's posts. You could just computer-generate a bunch of nonsense and nobody would be the wiser.
Posted by: Chris Vaughn

Thread winner!!!!


The hilarious -- to me -- part of this comment is that I didn't notice it until it had been copied twice.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, what drives an XTerra at February 19, 2016 12:25 AM (1xUj/)

259 >>>And whatever the cause it makes this place a bar that people - including myself - just don't feel like hanging out in anymore.

Thanks, Maet. I like this place, and I'm not cool with the way it's headed. Every good bar has a good bouncer or three.

Fucking election season brings out the worst in people. And people are just the worst.

Posted by: DC in River City at February 19, 2016 12:26 AM (e+1S5)

260 >>You just liked Selleck in short shorts




It was the bitchin' 70s Paint on TC's Chopper and Van.

And Magnum's womb broom.

Posted by: garrett at February 19, 2016 12:26 AM (91LL3)

261 216 I think we should discuss pens and wristwatches until Maet bans us all.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2016 12:18 AM (39g3+)


[resists temptation....recites serenity prayer....]

Posted by: Maetenloch at February 19, 2016 12:26 AM (pAlYe)

262 Also, has the bloodening started yet?

Posted by: shibumi who is awash in existential dread at February 19, 2016 12:26 AM (7FH+T)

263 I pity the fool that didn't like the A-Team opening!

**lots of gunshots, theme music plays**

Posted by: Mr. T at February 19, 2016 12:27 AM (H9MG5)

264
That's the source of much of it but there's also a lot of free-floating anger and it's so very tempting to take it out on people here over minor differences.

Sounds like Maet's got a jones on for the remake of Ghostbusters II with the Owl Gurl cast.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 19, 2016 12:27 AM (BK3ZS)

265 Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 19, 2016 12:25 AM (R+30W)

Good answer!

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 19, 2016 12:27 AM (UnJ7w)

266 "Does anyone read all of this crap really?"

Ace of Spades HQ Blog is a real world field trial for NSA's sarcasm detector. Since it is a National Security issue, we really learn of the test results since those results are classified.

Posted by: Williams Billybongson at February 19, 2016 12:27 AM (CP1Yy)

267 210 Does anyone read all of this crap really? These AOS comment threads read like a bunch of people spilling random thoughts onto the page but nobody reads other people's posts. You could just computer-generate a bunch of nonsense and nobody would be the wiser.
Posted by: Chris Vaughn at February 19, 2016 12:18 AM (i3ie0)


Well if you're unsatisfied, you can ask for a refund.

Once.

Posted by: Maetenloch at February 19, 2016 12:27 AM (pAlYe)

268 You could just computer-generate a bunch of nonsense and nobody would be the wiser.
Posted by: Chris Vaughn at February 19, 2016 12:18 AM (i3ie0)


Come back Sunday evenings when we do haiku based off random pages of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 19, 2016 12:27 AM (q2o38)

269 Water cup is a euphemism for Vodka container here right?
Posted by: Willy J.


Cup? Oooh, look who's mister fancy pants with his cup! Hey, e'rryone, this gent here has a cup~!

Posted by: weft cut-extra on cowboy movie at February 19, 2016 12:27 AM (AA6QE)

270 I am an Alpha Female. - shibumi

shibumi, you're not Persian and living in south Orange County, are you???

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2016 12:27 AM (ntObR)

271 I liked the end credit music choices for Deadwood too; and Mad Men did a good job at matching music to the episode as well. There was alot of good, unusual music spread throughout Breaking Bad episodes too. (Although none of this is the same as opening credits themes.)

Posted by: andycanuck at February 19, 2016 12:27 AM (WOyz5)

272 210 Does anyone read all of this crap really? These AOS comment threads read like a bunch of people spilling random thoughts onto the page but nobody reads other people's posts. You could just computer-generate a bunch of nonsense and nobody would be the wiser.
Posted by: Chris Vaughn at February 19, 2016 12:18 AM (i3ie0)


The Hot Air button still works, although you'll need a Facebook account to comment there.

Posted by: rickl at February 19, 2016 12:27 AM (sdi6R)

273 High school. Nice gal.

Is there a story there qdpsteve?

https://youtu.be/a_XgQhMPeEQ

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 19, 2016 12:28 AM (+yuk1)

274 >>[resists temptation....recites serenity prayer....]


You know that doesn't work, right?

Posted by: Lloyd Braun at February 19, 2016 12:28 AM (91LL3)

275 Anna, LOL.

I've wondered, if I wrote a script with a female character by that name, how many people would pick up on the reference. Not many, I suspect.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2016 12:29 AM (ntObR)

276 Epic openings: The Borgias
https://youtu.be/VPSGckN_vP0

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at February 19, 2016 12:29 AM (zmW4B)

277 Questions to the Prime Minister:

The honorable gentleman asks the Speaker if he believes the statements from the fellow member representing East Assholia indicate him having particularly strong douche-nozzle odor.

Posted by: derit at February 19, 2016 12:30 AM (OC+TJ)

278 #107 No, it was mine.

I'm used to the dirty footprints on the hood and windshield every morning, but the other day something had, um, saluted the truck, and it wasn't piss. Windhshield. hood, quarter panels. I mean technically, it was an impressive display, but...

Posted by: richard mcenroe at February 19, 2016 12:30 AM (Kucy5)

279
268 You could just computer-generate a bunch of nonsense and nobody would be the wiser.
Posted by: Chris Vaughn at February 19, 2016 12:18 AM (i3ie0)

Come back Sunday evenings when we do haiku based off random pages of the Code of Federal Regulations.
Posted by: Kindltot at February 19, 2016 12:27 AM (q2o3

It's best heard in the original Peruvian.

Posted by: eman at February 19, 2016 12:30 AM (MQEz6)

280 --
"This is a brilliant, sensitive, courageous man, but he committed the one unpardonable sin in our culture: He was bad on TV!"

Posted by: JPS at February 19, 2016 12:24 AM
----------------------

Our culture does not deserve those who fight for it.

Posted by: irright at February 19, 2016 12:30 AM (DtNNC)

281 *taunts happy-fun ball*

Posted by: buzzion at February 19, 2016 12:30 AM (zt+N6)

282 I rotate three watches. Two field watches, and LL Bean and and EMS (Eastern Mountain Sports) one, each outfitted with a tire-tread rubber strap and deployment clasp. Bright primary colors for the bands. The other is a nice old Hamilton tank with an alligator strap.

So there's my watch talk. Please don't ban me.

Oh, and Trump's an asshole.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at February 19, 2016 12:30 AM (U6f54)

283 qdpsteve, how about this name I just saw today - Anita Dollar.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 19, 2016 12:30 AM (+yuk1)

284
In the 1960s women were incredibly tall.

And had spiders in those 'dos, too, according to the respected documentary film, The Longest Yard.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 19, 2016 12:30 AM (BK3ZS)

285
My blood runs cold, my memory has just been sold. My angel is a centerfold.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 19, 2016

-----
Happened to a budy of mine back in the early 90s. His brother was skimming the periodicals at an adult themed store and there on the cover was the girl for whomthe younger brother was pining.

Posted by: Darth Randall at February 19, 2016 12:31 AM (KlVdw)

286 Just saw a pic of the 2015 Bugatti Chiron, and I want to have relations with that car.
Is that abnormal?

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at February 19, 2016 12:31 AM (hVdx9)

287 The AoS comment section is basically a collective stream of consciousness. We are the Finnegans Wake of the blogging world.

Posted by: Lauren at February 19, 2016 12:31 AM (Dwl2T)

288 260 >>You just liked Selleck in short shorts

It was the bitchin' 70s Paint on TC's Chopper and Van.

And Magnum's womb broom.
Posted by: garrett at February 19, 2016 12:26 AM (91LL3)

Well, since you put it that way I do agree

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 19, 2016 12:31 AM (voOPb)

289 So I'm watching Inside the Kill Box on AHC


They showed film of Baghdad before the Gulf War. Now they had just got out of a bloody war with Iran a couple years earlier. But Baghdad was a modern city. No rubble.

It's amazing how much things have changed

Posted by: ThunderB at February 19, 2016 12:31 AM (zOTsN)

290 Careful qdpsteve, those Persian women maybe small but they sure are mean if you get on their bad side! Also they are loud and boisterous.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 19, 2016 12:32 AM (UnJ7w)

291 >>>Come back Sunday evenings when we do haiku based off random pages of the Code of Federal Regulations.

That's a thing? Why didn't anyone tell me? Fired, all of you.

Posted by: DC in River City at February 19, 2016 12:32 AM (e+1S5)

292 Anna, LOL.

I remember when the Cadillac Catera had just come out, a character was introduced right at the same time on Chicago Hope, named Lisa Catera.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2016 12:32 AM (ntObR)

293 Questions to the Prime Minister:

The honorable gentleman asks the Speaker if he believes the statements from the fellow member representing East Assholia indicate him having particularly strong douche-nozzle odor.
Posted by: derit

*Intelligible mumblings of approval*

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at February 19, 2016 12:32 AM (zmW4B)

294 [i}So there's my watch talk. Please don't ban me.

Oh, and Trump's an asshole.


HOW DARE YOU TALK ABOUT WATCHES! I'LL SUE!

Posted by: Bandersnatch, who's just Trumping it up at February 19, 2016 12:32 AM (1xUj/)

295 "*taunts happy-fun ball*

Posted by: buzzion"

You're dead. You can get away with that routine. Stop flaunting your Deceased-American privilege in the rest of our faces.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 19, 2016 12:32 AM (noWW6)

296 You know that doesn't work, right?

If I'm suddenly banned, we'll know it doesn't

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2016 12:32 AM (39g3+)

297 Come back Sunday evenings when we do haiku based off random pages of the Code of Federal Regulations.
Posted by: Kindltot


That's like a fucking challenge if I've ever heard one!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 19, 2016 12:32 AM (AA6QE)

298 281 *taunts happy-fun ball*

Buzzion, just how many goddamn lives do you have?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 19, 2016 12:33 AM (voOPb)

299 Arson, tell me about it. I've told the story before of what happened at my last job... :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2016 12:33 AM (ntObR)

300 Happened to a budy of mine back in the early 90s. His brother was skimming the periodicals at an adult themed store and there on the cover was the girl for whomthe younger brother was pining.

Posted by: Darth Randall
****

I had a college course with a woman I later saw in an all woman pron video.
She seemed so innocent....

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at February 19, 2016 12:33 AM (hVdx9)

301 shibumi, you're not Persian and living in south Orange County, are you???

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2016 12:27 AM
---

LOL. I bet that women of Persian ancestry living in So Cal are totally expected to be alpha females.

I'm in Michigan and my distant relatives are from eastern europe.

Which makes it much, much worse, since I should be at home in my babushka making stuffed cabbage... not out in the world being all obnoxious and alpha...


Posted by: shibumi who is awash in existential dread at February 19, 2016 12:33 AM (7FH+T)

302
X-Files had a terrific theme too, just spooky and interesting, and very simple. Actually I like the intro to NCIS, too.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2016 12:24 AM (39g3+)


I didn't like Twin Peaks, but I remember loving the theme

Posted by: Kindltot at February 19, 2016 12:33 AM (q2o38)

303 I had a supervisor years ago that had a Cadillac Catera. He was VERY proud of it. No joke. He had it for like 10 years and he kept it very clean.

Posted by: Yip at February 19, 2016 12:34 AM (e7T6D)

304 232
Does anyone read all of this crap really? These AOS comment threads
read like a bunch of people spilling random thoughts onto the page but
nobody reads other people's posts. You could just computer-generate a
bunch of nonsense and nobody would be the wiser.

Posted by: Chris Vaughn



Thread winner!!!!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 19, 2016 12:22 AM (AA6QE)


Sadly, I have not the talent to turn this into "random spillage machines; nonsense-generation machines; wisdom granting machines...." as it deserves.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 19, 2016 12:34 AM (EzgxV)

305 My parents in law were friends with the Stockdales. I remember his performance in the debates. I asked MIL if they knew him. Oh yes, we used to have dinner with him and (she said his wife's name) all the time.
My in-laws felt terrible for him about the debate.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 19, 2016 12:34 AM (egOGm)

306 Chris Vaughn or Lace Machine Wigs for Sale?

Lets have the Horde vote for which they prefer.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 19, 2016 12:35 AM (+yuk1)

307 230 Maet, or anyone else that can answer....does the banning threat come from all the Trump/Cruz/pick a candidate assholery?
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 12:17 AM (hlMPp)

That's the source of much of it but there's also a lot of free-floating anger and it's so very tempting to take it out on people here over minor differences.

But whatever the cause it ends up making this place a bar that people - including myself - just don't feel like hanging out in anymore.

Posted by: Maetenloch at February 19, 2016 12:21 AM (pAlYe)

TBH3K is tanned, rested and ready.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 12:35 AM (hlMPp)

308 OK bed time for me. I have had all I can takes, and I can't takes no more.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2016 12:35 AM (39g3+)

309 shibumi, ah, thanks for clearing that up. Eastern European eh? I'm picturing you as a Mila Kunis lookalike. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2016 12:35 AM (ntObR)

310 just so you know, "Vikings" is filmed in County Wicklow


but for God's sake ( and yours ), don't come here in Winter!

Posted by: the County Wicklow Bord Failte at February 19, 2016 12:35 AM (8CdUx)

311 TV music. Season one Better Call Saul, Jimmy opening up the packaging, back in his nail parlor back office, and looking at the 20 large in cash, Herbie Mann's "Battle Hymn of the Republic" jazz flute, slow soft opening, perfect breath control, going glory glory hallelulia.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at February 19, 2016 12:35 AM (U6f54)

312 127

5. Taking a knock at his favorite rock group of all time, Starland Vocal Band



I saw the 2 female leads of SVB sing the National Anthem at Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas VA in 2000. No really, I did. They were pretty good.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 19, 2016 12:35 AM (NGd+i)

313 I think whoever wrote that Japanese book must've picked that line up from Full Metal Jacket.

https://youtu.be/71Lft6EQh-Y?t=2m11s

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at February 19, 2016 12:35 AM (0OG8D)

314 Wait, Chris Vaughn is that fat guy in the background in Goodfellas, right?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 19, 2016 12:35 AM (AA6QE)

315
300 Happened to a budy of mine back in the early 90s. His brother was skimming the periodicals at an adult themed store and there on the cover was the girl for whomthe younger brother was pining.

Posted by: Darth Randall
****

I had a college course with a woman I later saw in an all woman pron video.
She seemed so innocent....
Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at February 19, 2016 12:33 AM (hVdx9)

Rent's gotta get paid, yo.

Did you watch it ten times to make sure it was she?

Posted by: eman at February 19, 2016 12:36 AM (MQEz6)

316 I heard there is an S-E Xterra. Yes, SEXterra. Extra terra-ish, and special.

Can't get away from the perversion anywhere.

MS Exchange? M Sexchange!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 19, 2016 12:36 AM (YJmuy)

317 Happened to a budy of mine back in the early 90s. His brother was
skimming the periodicals at an adult themed store and there on the cover
was the girl for whomthe younger brother was pining.
--

Back in the day, I knew someone who was a second generation Playboy playmate. She was so proud that she was carrying on the family tradition.

/nothing says "this is a healthy family" like images of your boyfriend j@cking off to your Mom's picture in the gas station rest room. Or images of your brother j@acking off to your daughters picture when the wife wasn't home.

Posted by: shibumi who is awash in existential dread at February 19, 2016 12:36 AM (7FH+T)

318 Billy Joel taught me who Beau Brummel was. For the longest time, I thought I was just mishearing the lyrics, "Bo Brummer, baby".

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 19, 2016 12:36 AM (dvuhZ)

319 #cruzphotoshop

Okay not trying to offend... but it might, too funny, to resist!

Check it out.

Posted by: petunia at February 19, 2016 12:37 AM (VoCyE)

320 What the media did to General Stockdale was contemptible and insipid. Especially SNL... that bastion of hip antics. Perot did Stockdale no favors in picking him, that's for sure.

Posted by: Yip at February 19, 2016 12:37 AM (e7T6D)

321 Rent's gotta get paid, yo.

Did you watch it ten times to make sure it was she?

Posted by: eman
****
Nope.

20.
Tattoos further gave her away.

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at February 19, 2016 12:37 AM (hVdx9)

322 Catera; the Caddy that zigs.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 19, 2016 12:37 AM (TnUKj)

323 just so you know, "Vikings" is filmed in County Wicklow

I just saw a clip online of a girl from Vikings walking naked into the water. Boobehs and buttocks and all.

That episode was on teevee today. No boobehs. No buttocks.

Is there somewhere other than H2 where they show the real show?

Posted by: Bandersnatch, who's just Trumping it up at February 19, 2016 12:37 AM (1xUj/)

324 Puddleglum, ah, good to hear they've still got their chops.

Also, just earlier this week I found out the band that's going to be performing at my all-time fave SoCal indian casino, Pechanga:

Culture Club.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2016 12:38 AM (ntObR)

325 Heh... I'm going to the barrel, if only because I typed General Stockdale and didn't realize why it didn't look right. and hit post anyway.

Failure.

My apologies.

Posted by: Yip at February 19, 2016 12:38 AM (e7T6D)

326
286 Just saw a pic of the 2015 Bugatti Chiron, and I want to have relations with that car.
Is that abnormal?

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at February 19, 2016 12:31 AM (hVdx9)

Go for it!

Posted by: The Toaster at February 19, 2016 12:38 AM (hlMPp)

327 Stockdale did not deserve anything but praise after his ordeal.
He was a bit of mess. Who wouldn't be after that.

Posted by: navybrat at February 19, 2016 12:38 AM (8QGte)

328 shibumi, you're not Persian and living in south Orange County, are you???
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2016 12:27 AM (ntObR)


Or possibly a Maine Coon living in Eugene?

Posted by: Kindltot at February 19, 2016 12:39 AM (q2o38)

329 Maetenloch,
Maybe that's the reason I have been avoiding blog even when I can read & post here.
I'm sick of Hillary & Bernie on D side. I'm beginning to feel badly for Jeb & never thought that would happen.

I've stopped listening to most talk radio, especially Limbaugh because he was cheering Trump on, in between selling Rush Revere books & stopped listening to Boston's Howie Carr & all callers for being on same train.
My favorite for years has been Mark Levin.

Good Night, again.

Posted by: Carol at February 19, 2016 12:39 AM (sj3Ax)

330 Steve,
I e-mailed my FIL about his part in Tora Tora Tora. He mailed me a letter he wrote for a reporter.
He did the only touch and go in the movie. He said it wasn't an arrested landing because the Navy wouldn't allow it. He flew the Kates.
I'm saving the paper he mailed me.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 19, 2016 12:39 AM (egOGm)

331 179 Rockford Files has the best theme music of all time.

That is all.



Yep!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 19, 2016 12:39 AM (NGd+i)

332 286 Just saw a pic of the 2015 Bugatti Chiron, and I want to have relations with that car.
Is that abnormal?

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at February 19, 2016 12:31 AM (hVdx9)

Go for it!

Posted by: The Toaster
****

I'm afraid of getting burned in love again.

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at February 19, 2016 12:39 AM (hVdx9)

333 Or possibly a Maine Coon living in Eugene?
Posted by: Kindltot


* moves 6500 yards away from kindl *

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 19, 2016 12:40 AM (AA6QE)

334 259 >>>And whatever the cause it makes this place a bar that people - including myself - just don't feel like hanging out in anymore.

Thanks, Maet. I like this place, and I'm not cool with the way it's headed. Every good bar has a good bouncer or three.
Posted by: DC in River City at February 19, 2016 12:26 AM (e+1S5)
***
Bouncer story-time:

In my mis-spent youth, there was a time when I was head-over-heels with a perfectly charming young lady I'd known for years. Well, there was a certain ebb and flow to things, and it was during one of those ebb-tides that this happened.

She had met someone, she said, and wanted my opinion of him. (Yes, yes, I know, I know....but my 20-something self was not so wise and wily.)

Anyway, the three of us meet up at a bar nearby to my place.

There's no booth or table, so we sit at the bar and have a few. He's a genuinely nice guy - sincerely, I mean that. He's good-looking, comes from a good family, and comes from money, too.

L1 at Harvard - I can see he'd be quite the catch for her. And I can tell he's absolutely smitten with my charming friend.

He excuses himself to go to the mens' room and a booth opens up. I tell her to go and grab it for us while I settle the tab.

I pay up for the lady, and for me, and lean in to speak with the bartender, on the QT.

"Look," I tell him, "the lady and I don't want to get involved - this guy just sort of glommed onto us. But you see that guy heading toward the can? He's been stealing tips off the bar since he got here."

"Thanks..." the barkeep said, and jerked his head toward the mens' room, and two neckless Irish thugs headed that way.

She saw him dragged out of the back of the house, a bloody, beaten mess, and thrown out so hard he bounced on the pavement outside.

"Guess something must have happened in the bathroom," I said, and shrugged.

She never spoke with or of him again.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 19, 2016 12:40 AM (lutOX)

335 "That's like a fucking challenge if I've ever heard one!"

Messalina and the prostitute. Documented in Pliny the Elder's book X 'Natural History', unless you're going for a modern Guinness book of records.

Assuming the Wiki is at all accurate.

Posted by: Williams Billybongson at February 19, 2016 12:40 AM (CP1Yy)

336 "If Islamic State is based on religion, why is it so violent?"

It's not based on a religion, it's based on Islam.

Posted by: t-bird at February 19, 2016 12:40 AM (Z58Xa)

337
shibumi, ah, thanks for clearing that up. Eastern European eh? I'm picturing you as a Mila Kunis lookalike. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2016 12:35 AM
---

In the film world, I would be cast as "Angry Woman in Line."

Or perhaps "Woman Shouting Loudly."

/yep, I have quite a skill set.

Posted by: shibumi who is awash in existential dread at February 19, 2016 12:40 AM (7FH+T)

338 >>Just saw a pic of the 2015 Bugatti Chiron, and I want to have relations with that car.

The one parked out front?

Go ahead and nut all over it, Moo Moo will just buy another.

Posted by: garrett at February 19, 2016 12:41 AM (91LL3)

339 178 "If civil war does break out, what would folks here say is the safest place to be?"
>>>

If you get the keys to the bunker.

The Greenbrier Hotel



And in between fighting off the various clans, you can get a few rounds of golf in at that really nice resort there.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 19, 2016 12:41 AM (NGd+i)

340 Everybody knows Sanford and Son had the best theme song ever. Quincy Jones rocked that theme!

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 19, 2016 12:41 AM (UnJ7w)

341 CaliGirl, cool!! And glad he was part of a movie that's probably always going to be considered a classic.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2016 12:41 AM (ntObR)

342
239 Good theme music-
Season one of True Detective.
Posted by: Lauren at February 19, 2016 12:23 AM (Dwl2T)


Good choice! And as much as I like The Rockford Files theme, I like Simon and Simon's better, especially the sax riffs therein.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 19, 2016 12:42 AM (BK3ZS)

343 I've got "Piss on the Wall" going in the background. It brings back memories. If I remembering correctly, I got drunk for the first time in my life with that playing (and the rest of the album). How old was I, 15 or so...? I can't remember. A buddy had got a couple bottles of cheap wine, and three of us got just shit faced. Out in the woods.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 19, 2016 12:42 AM (dvuhZ)

344 CaliGirl, your Dad would probably get a kick from this picture. This is the B5N Kate of the CAF.

http://annapuna.blogspot.com/2012/12/december-7th.html

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 19, 2016 12:42 AM (+yuk1)

345 --
268
You could just computer-generate a bunch of nonsense and nobody would be the wiser.
Posted by: Chris Vaughn at February 19, 2016 12:18 AM

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

Nobody here is ever "the wiser". That's kind of the point.

Posted by: irright at February 19, 2016 12:42 AM (DtNNC)

346 Vikings marathon.

Great.

Sparks up my Kathryn Winnick stalking/crush mode.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 12:42 AM (hlMPp)

347 I am sick of the lack of courage in society today.
It's time for men to woman up, and cut a pair.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at February 19, 2016 12:42 AM (QV9Vt)

348 >>>She never spoke with or of him again.

That is a low down, dirty thing to do. I'm proud of you.

Posted by: DC in River City at February 19, 2016 12:43 AM (e+1S5)

349 Here's my paranoid thought for the day - if WWIII breaks out over Syria between Russia and Turkey (and their various proxies), will Obama suspend elections until the crisis is over?

That's Info-Wars level crazy, but the last few months have been very damn crazy.

Posted by: Thrawn at February 19, 2016 12:18 AM (s87AC)


Crazy? How about five hard core Left wing SCOTUS judges decide that the Constitutional is Unconstituitional beased on some theory of "Social Justice"...

The sad thing is that there is probably a significant portion of this country that would agree with that.

Posted by: The Tin Foil Hat at February 19, 2016 12:43 AM (vBeA5)

350 shibumi, still better than my IMDB parts:

"fatso on bus"

"enormous man in creepy clown makeup"

"over-the-hill drag queen"

;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2016 12:43 AM (ntObR)

351 300
Happened to a budy of mine back in the early 90s. His brother was
skimming the periodicals at an adult themed store and there on the cover
was the girl for whomthe younger brother was pining.



Posted by: Darth Randall

****



I had a college course with a woman I later saw in an all woman pron video.

She seemed so innocent....

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at February 19, 2016 12:33 AM (hVdx9)


Had a gf in college who had graduated from a very small (graduating class of 30?) private Christian High School. Of the approximately 15 girls in her class, six were pregnant at graduation -- and another was "Candy" in the next February's edition of Hustler.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 19, 2016 12:43 AM (EzgxV)

352 Time for the old folk. I may have nightmares about my Garand now.


Just remember, y'all--because we are Americans the head is held HIGH--more so now than ever.

Goodnite, good people. Stay safe.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 19, 2016 12:43 AM (P/8aq)

353 It wasn't the denial of inflation that got the poor guy sacked,it was he betrayed the revolution or something. And yet Socialist now insists Maduro is a right winger who wants to do away with Chavez's reforms.

Posted by: Geoffrey at February 19, 2016 12:44 AM (LoRcb)

354 "Everybody knows Sanford and Son had the best theme song ever."

That one had a bass harmonica on it. A big Hohner.

Posted by: navybrat at February 19, 2016 12:44 AM (8QGte)

355 Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at February 19, 2016 12:33 AM (hVdx9)
I have a story about a childhood friend. I'm not on Facebook so I didn't know.
She was arrested in the LA area for being a madam. She got four years. She was diagnosed with brain cancer. She got in contact with everyone trying to get them to sign a petition to be let out so she could die with her four kids. She passed last year.
I hadn't seen her since sixth grade. I was sooo shocked.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 19, 2016 12:45 AM (egOGm)

356 338 >>Just saw a pic of the 2015 Bugatti Chiron, and I want to have relations with that car.

The one parked out front?

Go ahead and nut all over it, Moo Moo will just buy another.
Posted by: garrett at February 19, 2016 12:41 AM (91LL3)

As with the blue dress, dry cleaners work wonders

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 19, 2016 12:45 AM (voOPb)

357 332 286 Just saw a pic of the 2015 Bugatti Chiron, and I want to have relations with that car.
Is that abnormal?

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at February 19, 2016 12:31 AM (hVdx9)

Go for it!

Posted by: The Toaster
****

I'm afraid of getting burned in love again.
Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at February 19, 2016 12:39 AM (hVdx9)

I'll be soft and gentle

Posted by: The Ottoman at February 19, 2016 12:45 AM (hlMPp)

358 Thanks, Maet.

Posted by: Piercello at February 19, 2016 12:45 AM (RXfvh)

359 Still makes me crack up that the theme to the classic black sitcom, "What's Happening!!!", was written and performed by...

...of all people...

Henry Mancini.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2016 12:45 AM (ntObR)

360 * moves 6500 yards away from kindl *
Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 19, 2016 12:40 AM (AA6QE)


Hey! Maine Coons are way better than Persians. Never saw a cat so good at running a household in my life.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 19, 2016 12:45 AM (q2o38)

361 Everybody knows Sanford and Son had the best theme song ever.

-----

Samurai Pizza Cats.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 19, 2016 12:45 AM (/ciMI)

362 OMG. Heh... for fun while in the barrel, I checked C.L. for a Caddilac Catera.

I'd forgotten how awful they looked.


One for $3750 and two others for $1700... in teh DFW. Zig my ass.


Posted by: Yip at February 19, 2016 12:45 AM (e7T6D)

363 Had a gf in college who had graduated from a very small (graduating class of 30?) private Christian High School. Of the approximately 15 girls in her class, six were pregnant at graduation -- and another was "Candy" in the next February's edition of Hustler.


Posted by: cthulhu
****

Well I sure went to the wrong high school...

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at February 19, 2016 12:47 AM (hVdx9)

364 Night IG. Thanks for being so positive.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 12:47 AM (hlMPp)

365 Hey Hat, with Samurai Pizza Cats didn't the US dubbing crew have to write their own scripts since none of the Japanese scripts came with the show?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 19, 2016 12:47 AM (+yuk1)

366 Who did "Movin' on Up" for the Jeffersons? That Jeff Goldblum ad for the Superbowl brought it back, you know the one the SJWs said was racisss.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 19, 2016 12:48 AM (dvuhZ)

367 Posted by: Anna Puma at February 19, 2016 12:42 AM (+yuk1)
Anna, thank you. I will send to him. You would probably understand the letter he sent me better than I would. All the plane talk is above my head.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 19, 2016 12:48 AM (egOGm)

368 Tilikum, if you were in a school then you were doing it wrong. You supposed to be in a pod... not swimming with dinner.


Posted by: Anna Puma at February 19, 2016 12:48 AM (+yuk1)

369 In case no one mentioned it, Viking is also availible on Amazon Prime. I assume it is unedited, but have not watched it myself.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 19, 2016 12:49 AM (iHjB5)

370 publius, per Wiki, Ja'net DuBois (who herself was on Good Times). She also helped write the song with Jeff Barry.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2016 12:49 AM (ntObR)

371 348 >>>She never spoke with or of him again.

That is a low down, dirty thing to do. I'm proud of you.
Posted by: DC in River City at February 19, 2016 12:43 AM (e+1S5)
***
It is not enough to succeed; others must fail.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 19, 2016 12:49 AM (lutOX)

372 I'll be soft and gentle

Posted by: The Ottoman
****

No thanks. ottomans are the midgets of the furniture world. That's just too twisted.
Now a couch, THAT's what I'm talking about...

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at February 19, 2016 12:49 AM (hVdx9)

373 OMG. Heh... for fun while in the barrel, I checked C.L. for a Caddilac Catera.

I'd forgotten how awful they looked.


One for $3750 and two others for $1700... in teh DFW. Zig my ass.


Posted by: Yip


I kinda liked them, and I hate detroit design for the most part. Then again, i never had to drive one.

If we had an actual free market in anything, there would be drop-on body mfrs in every US region cleaning up by now.

ABER, NEIN!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 19, 2016 12:49 AM (AA6QE)

374 All this talk of TV show theme songs got me to remembering the theme to It's Garry Shandling's Show, and I thought, Oh! There's a winner, right there!

I went to YooToob to share it here, and of course it was there because YooToob, but... man. It's not nearly as hilarious now that I'm no longer thirteen.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at February 19, 2016 12:50 AM (0OG8D)

375 "Nobody here is ever "the wiser". That's kind of the point."

i beg to differ: Budweiser

next argument

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 19, 2016 12:50 AM (ktwV6)

376 That one had a bass harmonica on it. A big Hohner.
Posted by: navybrat at February 19, 2016 12:44 AM (8QGte

IIRC, the name of the theme is called the Streetbeater. There's a extended version of it. It's great. Also, didn't know about the bass harmonica. Interesting. Thanks!

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 19, 2016 12:50 AM (UnJ7w)

377 No thanks. ottomans are the midgets of the furniture world. That's just too twisted.
Now a couch, THAT's what I'm talking about...
Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at February 19, 2016 12:49 AM (hVdx9)

Plus, they were kind of assholes. It will always be Constantinople to me. And do not even get me started on the Hagia Sophia...

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 19, 2016 12:51 AM (iHjB5)

378 /nothing says "this is a healthy family" like images of your boyfriend j@cking off to your Mom's picture in the gas station rest room. Or images of your brother j@acking off to your daughters picture when the wife wasn't home.
Posted by: shibumi who is awash in existential dread at February 19, 2016 12:36 AM (7FH+T)


Well okay Ms. Judgey McJudgerson.

Posted by: Maetenloch at February 19, 2016 12:51 AM (pAlYe)

379 I hope he does CaliGirl.

Speaking of WWII, probably should toddle off since I need to get back to work on helping with that WWII novel.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 19, 2016 12:51 AM (+yuk1)

380 The theme from Taxi actually gets played from time to time on KKJZ.

Call me weird, I always thought it had a strange vibe to it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2016 12:51 AM (ntObR)

381
>>The sad thing is that there is probably a significant portion of this country that would agree with that.
Posted by: The Tin Foil Hat at February 19, 2016 12:43 AM (vBeA5)

And a portion who would just take it without complaint

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 19, 2016 12:52 AM (voOPb)

382 Tilikum, if you were in a school then you were doing it wrong. You supposed to be in a pod... not swimming with dinner.




Posted by: Anna Puma
****

You stalk your food your way, I'll do it mine.

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at February 19, 2016 12:52 AM (hVdx9)

383 Hey Hat, with Samurai Pizza Cats didn't the US dubbing crew have to write their own scripts since none of the Japanese scripts came with the show?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 19, 2016 12:47 AM (+yuk1)


They probably wanted to do so regardless of if they got the scripts or not...

Posted by: The Pizz Hat at February 19, 2016 12:52 AM (vBeA5)

384 Graduating class of 500+, and 1 pregnant girl. 2002.

There's hope.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 19, 2016 12:52 AM (/ciMI)

385 Call me weird, I always thought it had a strange vibe to it.
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2016 12:51 AM (ntObR)

Oh man, sometimes I YouTube that and listen a few times. Definitely cool.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 19, 2016 12:53 AM (UnJ7w)

386 You know what's wrong with the Sanford and Son them song? Quincy Jones knocked up Nastassja Kinski.

That was *my* life ambition. That was why I learned German and took up travel. I was bound to meet her. In coach, because I'm sure she was humble.

Mine. mine. mine.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, who's just Trumping it up at February 19, 2016 12:53 AM (1xUj/)

387 The Bentley Bentayga rules all.

Posted by: Geoffrey at February 19, 2016 12:53 AM (LoRcb)

388 Also, the actual title of the theme from Taxi?

"Angela."

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2016 12:53 AM (ntObR)

389 Streetbeater

https://tinyurl.com/bwh6hpj

Posted by: CozMark at February 19, 2016 12:53 AM (CbGSW)

390
Now watching Shooter and I finally (finally!) realized the answer to the question this movie always posed for me - where the hell does Bob Lee Swaggert get all the ordinance he uses while on the run? Why, by dredging bodies of water where those heartbreaking canoeing accidents occurred, of course!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, 'Who Decides?' at February 19, 2016 12:53 AM (BK3ZS)

391 Steve,
He gave me in the reply e-mail the tail? numbers that he is flying in the movie. He snail mailed an article. The funniest line in his letter is.
I believe the second day was my day to shine with the carrier landing. The only one in the movie I believe. I think I had a dummy in the back for the touch and go's. Even if a live person still a dummy(stuntman).

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 19, 2016 12:54 AM (egOGm)

392 Tim Allen is on Megyn. He's a conservative. Damn near a Moron

Posted by: Bandersnatch, who's just Trumping it up at February 19, 2016 12:54 AM (1xUj/)

393 Worst tv theme song I can think of? The original Farscape theme from the first season. Dear God, please deliver that cat...

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 19, 2016 12:54 AM (iHjB5)

394 319 #cruzphotoshop
Okay not trying to offend... but it might, too funny, to resist!
Check it out.
Posted by: petunia at February 19, 2016 12:37 AM (VoCyE)

Are we allowed to call known concern trolls scrunts, or is that a bridge too far? Asking for a friend...

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 19, 2016 12:55 AM (Vm8WO)

395 Cali, LOL. :-) Thanks for sharing that.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2016 12:55 AM (ntObR)

396 Good night all.

https://youtu.be/n6jCJZEFIto

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 19, 2016 12:55 AM (+yuk1)

397 Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at February 19, 201

Lol. I felt that way about the opening to Benson when I was a kid. I loved the theme song and Robert Gillaume making all those hilarious faces. I wonder if it's still funny.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 19, 2016 12:56 AM (UnJ7w)

398 >>>Tim Allen is on Megyn. He's a conservative. Damn near a Moron

Posted by: Bandersnatch, who's just Trumping it up at February 19, 2016 12:54 AM (1xUj/)<<<

Did he say just say he was for Kashit though?

Posted by: Wilson, peeping over the back yard fence at February 19, 2016 12:56 AM (H9MG5)

399 Tim Allen is on Megyn. He's a conservative. Damn near a Moron

Posted by: Bandersnatch
****

Once gets arrested for aggravated mopery, he will be one of us. Right of passage ya know.

Posted by: Tilikum Moderately Nefarious Killer Whale at February 19, 2016 12:56 AM (hVdx9)

400 Gee Maet, yesterday you seemed unhappy with our innocuous talk of watches, pens and tools.
Today, hammer in hand, waiting to whack-a-troll.

What did I miss?

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 19, 2016 12:57 AM (kKHcp)

401 Another great TV theme, although the show wasn't always great:

"Mr. Belvedere." Actual title, "According to Our New Arrival." It was performed by Leon Redbone.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2016 12:57 AM (ntObR)

402 Once gets arrested for aggravated mopery, he will be one of us.

That's an interesting spelling of gropery.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 19, 2016 12:58 AM (1xUj/)

403 I am a genuine weirdo and I can prove it.

One of my first 'records' i listened to was a Mike Post compilation album.

The Greatest American Superhero song. That fucking thing is total touchstone stuff.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 19, 2016 12:58 AM (AA6QE)

404 And I can't believe we all forgot the theme to "The Dukes of Hazzard"!!!!

Just some good ol' boys...

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2016 12:58 AM (ntObR)

405 Having fun arguing on FB.

G'night horde. Stay blessed and stay your incompatible self

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 12:58 AM (hlMPp)

406 392 Tim Allen is on Megyn....
Posted by: Bandersnatch, who's just Trumping it up at February 19, 2016 12:54 AM (1xUj/)
***
Lucky bastard.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 19, 2016 12:58 AM (lutOX)

407 weft cut,

Believe it or not I'm walkin' on air
I never thought I could feel so free-hee-hee...


;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2016 12:59 AM (ntObR)

408 I saw the 2 female leads of SVB sing the National Anthem at Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas VA in 2000. No really, I did. They were pretty good.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 19, 2016 12:35 AM (NGd+i)

Old Dominion in Thornburg's gearing up (sorry!) to open this spring. Looks like it'll be pretty nice.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at February 19, 2016 12:59 AM (GzDYP)

409 The composer of the grandiose Kojak theme music certainly put some hair on it--maybe even tore the score a new one in a grimy back alley, it pages bent and humiliated over a massive expanse of automotive fender as timid neighboorhood denizens draw their curtains, eager to drown out the desperate rustling and feign ignorance

Posted by: derit at February 19, 2016 01:00 AM (OC+TJ)

410 400 Gee Maet, yesterday you seemed unhappy with our innocuous talk of watches, pens and tools.
Today, hammer in hand, waiting to whack-a-troll.

What did I miss?
Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 19, 2016 12:57 AM (kKHcp)


Well last night. And the FedEx delivery this morning of one finely tuned hand-polished upgraded banhammer back from the hammersmith.

She hungers.

Posted by: Maetenloch at February 19, 2016 01:01 AM (pAlYe)

411 derit, reminds me of Sammy Davis Jr.'s theme to "Baretta."

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2016 01:01 AM (ntObR)

412 Mine. mine. mine.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, who's just Trumping it up at February 19, 2016 12:53 AM (1xUj/)

Hmm. That explains Karen from The Office.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 19, 2016 01:01 AM (UnJ7w)

413 Greets, geeks.

Just arrived. Can't stay long. Gonna go read content. Probably won't read the important part, the 400+ comments, though.

Posted by: mindful webworker - present at February 19, 2016 01:01 AM (x4kJD)

414 --
384
Graduating class of 500+, and 1 pregnant girl. 2002.



There's hope.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 19, 2016 12:52 AM

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

You're welcome.

Posted by: Planned Parenthood at February 19, 2016 01:02 AM (DtNNC)

415 409 The composer of the grandiose Kojak theme music certainly put some hair on it--maybe even tore the score a new one in a grimy back alley, it pages bent and humiliated over a massive expanse of automotive fender as timid neighboorhood denizens draw their curtains, eager to drown out the desperate rustling and feign ignorance
Posted by: derit at February 19, 2016 01:00 AM (OC+TJ)
***
That's just about the most perfect thing ever written about the Kojak theme....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 19, 2016 01:02 AM (lutOX)

416 What did I miss?
Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 19, 2016 12:57 AM (kKHcp)

Three dudes walked into the bar. Two were spoiling for a fight with the third. One of em got carried out feet first and the other was sent outside to cool off for a while.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 19, 2016 01:03 AM (iHjB5)

417 Some day the mountain might get 'em, but the law never will.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 19, 2016 01:03 AM (dvuhZ)

418 Steve,
Kid rock sings the Dukes of hazzard in concerts.

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 19, 2016 01:03 AM (egOGm)

419 publius, yep :-)

CaliGirl, just one more reason I have to see him then. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2016 01:04 AM (ntObR)

420 382. You stalk your food your way, I'll do it mine.
Posted by: Tilikum Moderately

Ummm, did you notice she's sidling closer & closer to you with her big sushi knife?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 19, 2016 01:04 AM (Vm8WO)

421 A sexy blonde walks into a bar, and asks the bartender for a "double entendre".

He gives it to her.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at February 19, 2016 01:04 AM (0OG8D)

422 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

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 19, 2016 01:05 AM (Nwg0u)

423 Believe it or not I'm walkin' on air
I never thought I could feel so free-hee-hee...

;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve


There are times when I wish I could carry a tune.

Then again, I know humanity needs to be allowed to continue.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 19, 2016 01:06 AM (AA6QE)

424 Hand polished hammer.

I had one of those......




When I was single!

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 19, 2016 01:07 AM (kKHcp)

425 --
421
A sexy blonde walks into a bar, and asks the bartender for a "double entendre".

He gives it to her.


Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at February 19, 2016
-------------------

In YOUR-endo.

Posted by: The Todd at February 19, 2016 01:07 AM (DtNNC)

426 The Game of Thrones theme is pretty good. Most of the HBO series have had good themes, except for The Wire. Great show, but that theme made me appreciate the FF button.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 19, 2016 01:08 AM (R+30W)

427 404: sung by the late great Waylon Jennings.

The theme for Firefly was perfect for the show.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 19, 2016 01:08 AM (NGd+i)

428 Three dudes walked into the bar. Two were spoiling for a fight with the third. One of em got carried out feet first and the other was sent outside to cool off for a while.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 19, 2016 01:03 AM (iHjB5)

Must've been after I nodded off.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 19, 2016 01:08 AM (kKHcp)

429 408: Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas closed a couple of years ago.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 19, 2016 01:10 AM (NGd+i)

430 This is a catch-22 question(s) working on formulating:

- Does one make an oath to support the Constitution upon taking Federal Office, or the Legislature, or POTUS, or SCOTUS?

------ or ------

- As a(n) conservative / originalist / texturalist does the Legislature, or POTUS, or SCOTUS get to define terms in the Constitution?



With regard to either question, most people I have known who have taken the oath to support the Constitution (upon further examination) support SCOTUS, or whatever else is convenient, so long as it supports their goals/interests (whether they self identify as liberal or conservative).

I would think tha all candidates for office (including the D's) would claim to support the Constitution without reservation as none are calling for any amendments.


Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 19, 2016 01:11 AM (T78UI)

431 Great TV theme songs?

Original Doctor Who:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjDFvoRNpOM

Original Battlestar Galactica:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hrd767Xzfk

Thunderbirds:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K9rVRuehGU

Season four of Babylon 5:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w560Q8ELOg

Posted by: The Theme Hat at February 19, 2016 01:11 AM (vBeA5)

432 Re the SC Police video, relevant poster c/o Bookworm
http://bit.ly/1oOiYKJ

Posted by: mindful webworker - yes, sir, officer at February 19, 2016 01:12 AM (x4kJD)

433 In the new BSG, Ron Moore did a little tribute to the original theme. He had them whistling it as if it were some old Colonial patriotic anthem.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 19, 2016 01:12 AM (dvuhZ)

434 5th of the month, 8th of the year overall. Terrible, but could be far worse.

G'night all!

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 19, 2016 01:13 AM (B8JRQ)

435 I want to report being groped by a Hot Gas refugee!

Oh wait, I'm a Hot Gas refugee.

And I groped myself.

Carry on.

Posted by: VidOmnia at February 19, 2016 01:14 AM (r630q)

436 The Game of Thrones theme is pretty good. Most of the HBO series have had good themes, except for The Wire. Great show, but that theme made me appreciate the FF button.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous


Wire: Agreed but I did like that the re-recorded it for each season.

Deadwood: a total mismatch for a great show.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 19, 2016 01:15 AM (AA6QE)

437 426 The Game of Thrones theme is pretty good. Most of the HBO series have had good themes, except for The Wire. Great show, but that theme made me appreciate the FF button.



Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 19, 2016 01:08 AM (R+30W)



You will never be able to hear the Game of Thrones the same way again.

https://youtu.be/XjzC2DRgEo4

Posted by: buzzion at February 19, 2016 01:16 AM (zt+N6)

438 431
Original Battlestar Galactica theme music was awesome. I heard it recently while going through James Lileks' old podcasts. Grand.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 19, 2016 01:16 AM (iHjB5)

439 Speaking of Waylon Jennings... did you guys know he was the drummer for Buddy Holly's band the Crickets?

Buddy Holly chartered that plane that crashed and killed him and Richie Valens and the Big Bopper because he was all out of clean underwear and really wanted to shave a little time off the trip to the next stop on the tour so he could do some laundry.

He chartered that plane for himself and his band. But the Big Bopper was coming down with the flu, so he asked for a seat on the plane so he could get a little extra rest. His request was granted.

And then Richie Valens was just fascinated by the plane. He asked if he could have a seat on it, too, because he'd never flown on a small plane before.

Waylon Jennings offered to wager his seat on a coin toss. Valens won the coin toss, but, really, Jennings was the actual winner there, don't you think?

Anyway, Holly was annoyed with Jennings over that. He told Jennings, "I hope that bus you're taking freezes up in this cold, with you on it."

And Jennings responded, "Yeah, well, I hope your plane crashes."

Ouch. Those things you later regret saying!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at February 19, 2016 01:16 AM (0OG8D)

440 Well, today has been quite a day. My Suburban got involved in a crash, and I wasn't even in it. Long story, and quite a clusterfuck. Feel free to scroll over.


I am on a road trip home to Alberta from Arizona. Got as far as Ogden, UT, last night. Well, 3 miles short of Ogden, but there was a Motel 6 for me and the doggeh, so I stopped. Past the urban mess of SLC, at any rate. Got in at 0200. This morning at 10:00 A.M., I'm on the road again. Got some food and coffee at "Farr West" and carried on north on I-15. Nasty strong crosswinds, and rain mixed with sleet. Near Tremonton, UT, I spotted a Texaco station with cash Diesel at $1.69 per gallon, so I stopped and filled up. Had to get off I-15 to do that, of course. Coming out of the fuel stop, with a full tank, anda fresh cup of coffee, I noticed |I was was on Biz Loop for I -15. So I carried on north on the 2-lane. Weather was deteriorating fast, and I didn't really want to be on the freeway in it.


I don't think I had gone 5 miles, following a school bus at 40 mph on a road posted at 55, fighting very strong crosswinds and heavy sleet. We pass some building on the west, and then hit an open patch, where snow and sleet had drifted across the road. I saw two small cars had left the road, and were in the ditch or farm field on the east side. I stopped, without skidding or otherwise losing control, and pulled as far off the road as dared, a good yard past the fog line. I had trouble getting out, the wind was pushing so hard on the door. Determined that neither vehicle had any injured persons on board. I figured I could pull the nearer car, at least, out, with my tow strap. I went back to my vehicle and put on a warm jacket, gloves, and tuque. Again I had the devil of a time getting out the door, with the wind trying to blow it closed.


That's when things went from bad to worse. Out of nowhere, a red Chevy pickup comes flying off the road, fishtails through the ditch between my rig and the stranded cars, and carries on, climbing back out of the ditch, and back on the road. Turns out, that was the father of the girl in the farther-stranded car. He goes a half-mile up the road to a gas station, turns around, and comes back at a saner rate of speed. He hitches tow chains onto the nearer car (not his daughter's) and gets it out. The driver of that car sensibly pulls off the road into a nearby driveway. Now this Dad is kind of haywire. He never told me that it was his daughter's car stuck out in the field, or that he had decided to leave that recovery to a wrecker. So I'm still laying out my tow strap, in anticipation of using it to pull his truck while he pulls the stranded car.


Now yahoo #2 arrives, driving a white Ford F150. He's going about 50 mph, and hits the brakes, starts sliding towards my truck, realizes his mistake, guns the engine, misses my truck, and hits the Nissan Sentra with the other guy's daughter and her boyfriend in it, trying to get warm. They aren't hurt, but their car, which was hitherto undamaged, gets badly beaten up. So I standing there, with the Dad, and the driver of the one recovered car, all of us going "Holy Shit!"


Then along comes a Hyundai. Driver panics, hits the brakes (I don't know why, the traveled portion of the highway was clear!), and smacks right into the back of my Suburban, hard. Drives it ahead about 5 feet, and it was in Park. I was standing about 20 yards in front of it at the time. I made my way back, and looked into the Hyundai. It was all smashed to hell in the front, it's front licence plate shish-kebabed on my trailer hitch, and pieces of the bumper scattered around. Both airbags had gone off, and the windshield was smashed. Passenger door would only open a few inches. But the airbags had done good work. The driver, a young woman, was basically unhurt. She complained of sore knees, and her face was red from the airbag friction, but she was able to move about, and was not bleeding anywhere.


I called 911, and presently a Sheriff, ambulance, fire truck, and State Trooper showed up The trooper got our license and insurance data, and took pictures, and printed out an accident report on the spot. I don't know if anyone got ticketed, I didn't, anyway.


But my Suburban may well be a constructive write-off. The body is pretty racked. Driver's side rear door won't open; passenger side rear door only closes on half-latch, and has a gap at the top. Even my driver's side front door is hard to close. Haven't tried the barn doors at the back, yet, but they may be OK. Trailer hitch took the brunt of the impact, and transferred it to the frame, which must be bent in an arch a little. The truck goes down the road fine, and steers and stops normally, but there is a lot of wind noise. But a 20 year-old truck with that degree of damage is probably a write-off.


The doggeh was in the Suburban, too, but seems to be OK. She is snoozing on the bed at the motel here in Helena, MT.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 19, 2016 01:19 AM (zFEBc)

441 PW, yup. But then I've also read that Valens was actually scared of flying, and supposedly only flew because he was behind in his schedule or something.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2016 01:19 AM (ntObR)

442 Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas closed a couple of years ago.
Posted by: Puddleglum at February 19, 2016 01:10 AM (NGd+i)

Well yeah. To work on opening up the new place in Thornburg.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at February 19, 2016 01:19 AM (GzDYP)

443 How does that joke go about a couple of rednecks in a bar, when some babe starts choking...one of them does the "hind lick" maneuver on her.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 19, 2016 01:20 AM (dvuhZ)

444 435 I want to report being groped by a Hot Gas refugee!
Oh wait, I'm a Hot Gas refugee.
And I groped myself.
Carry on.
Posted by: VidOmnia at February 19, 2016 01:14 AM (r630q)

He did. We saw it all!

Posted by: The Fapping Ghosts at February 19, 2016 01:22 AM (Vm8WO)

445 G'night everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 19, 2016 01:22 AM (YJmuy)

446 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 19, 2016 01:19 AM (zFEBc)

Sorry to hear that but I'm glad you're okay. A vehicle can be replaced, but one of our Morons?, not so much.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 19, 2016 01:23 AM (UnJ7w)

447 Kinda partial to the Justified opening theme.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR3CNEdoPJc

Posted by: Art Mullen's Marshal stiffy at February 19, 2016 01:24 AM (H9MG5)

448 Worst tv theme ever: "Boardwalk Empire"
FFS, the story happens during Prohibition and they have this space case heavy metal nonsense, sounds like a bad acid trip in 1966.

Posted by: navybrat at February 19, 2016 01:25 AM (8QGte)

449 AOP, glad you're okay. See what happens when you try to be a nice guy? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2016 01:25 AM (ntObR)

450 >>The doggeh was in the Suburban, too, but seems to be OK. She is snoozing on the bed at the motel here in Helena, MT.



Glad the Puppeh is OK.

You drove right past on your way to Helena!

Posted by: garrett at February 19, 2016 01:26 AM (91LL3)

451 Good night, Blanco!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at February 19, 2016 01:26 AM (0OG8D)

452 442:Well yeah. To work on opening up the new place in Thornburg.


Oh, I did not know that. I'm guessing Thornburg is near Richmond?

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 19, 2016 01:27 AM (NGd+i)

453 The doggeh was in the Suburban, too, but seems to be OK. She is snoozing on the bed at the motel here in Helena, MT.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Jeebus.

Glad to read that you're still with us. Crickey and all that.

I'm a grandpa when it comes to driving.

That slow fucker in the 3 lane? That's me. Go the fuck around.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 19, 2016 01:27 AM (AA6QE)

454 Lordy, AOP, what a mess. Glad you & the pooch are okay, anyway. Shame about the Suburban. (We had one a long, long time - kinda miss it.)

Posted by: mindful webworker - car wrecks are not fun at February 19, 2016 01:27 AM (x4kJD)

455 440

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 19, 2016 01:19 AM (zFEBc)


Holy crap, AOP. That is some major-league suckage there. Glad to hear you and the doggeh seem to have made it through the events ok.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 19, 2016 01:27 AM (EzgxV)

456 The doggeh was in the Suburban, too, but seems to be OK. She is snoozing on the bed at the motel here in Helena, MT.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 19, 2016 01:19 AM (zFEBc)

Glad you are ok, man! There are a lot of ways that could have gone that would have been a lot worse.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 19, 2016 01:27 AM (iHjB5)

457 I don't leave dishes in the sink. I put everything in the dishwasher and set it to BLOW ME.

Posted by: Burn It Down at February 19, 2016 01:28 AM (qHgBB)

458 Dang, AOP. Glad no one seems to be seriously hurt, but that is not one of the better ways to spice up a road trip.

Lot of wind here today too, but it was warm and dry. Broke 70 degrees.

Posted by: Piercello at February 19, 2016 01:28 AM (RXfvh)

459 447 Kinda partial to the Justified opening theme.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR3CNEdoPJc
Posted by: Art Mullen's Marshal stiffy at February 19, 2016 01:24 AM (H9MG5)

I also like the song they played at the end of the first season. Good stuff.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 19, 2016 01:28 AM (iHjB5)

460 Actually, I just remembered an earlier conversation here on great TV theme songs, and I'm gonna have to stand by what I said before. The Fall Guy had the best theme song ever.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at February 19, 2016 01:29 AM (0OG8D)

461 Pass the word for Mr. Mowett.

Posted by: Cpt. J. Aubrey, RN at February 19, 2016 01:29 AM (/0+Iq)

462 theme to "Baretta."

-
"Don't do the crime if you can't do the time." Robert Blake should've listen to his own theme song.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 19, 2016 01:30 AM (Nwg0u)

463 You will never be able to hear the Game of Thrones the same way again.

https://youtu.be/XjzC2DRgEo4

Posted by: buzzion at February 19, 2016 01:16 AM (zt+N6)

++++

lol. That was just... awful.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 19, 2016 01:31 AM (R+30W)

464 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 19, 2016 01:19 AM (zFEBc)


Sounds like you had the day from hell. Hope things get better.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at February 19, 2016 01:32 AM (J+mig)

465 Hmmm....page loads seem to be hanging on "www.full30.com".....wonder what that is.....

Posted by: cthulhu at February 19, 2016 01:32 AM (EzgxV)

466 >>>I also like the song they played at the end of the first season. Good stuff.



Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 19, 2016 01:28 AM (iHjB5)<<<

Really like the season 4 version too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULhxax3IIqY

Posted by: Art Mullen's Marshal stiffy at February 19, 2016 01:33 AM (H9MG5)

467 "Driver panics, hits the brakes (I don't know why, the traveled portion
of the highway was clear!) ... The driver, a young woman, was
basically unhurt."

If she was going fast enough under those conditions for a Hyundai rear-impacting a Suburban to total the Burb, she was going waaaaaaaay too fast in the first place.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 19, 2016 01:33 AM (noWW6)

468 After Buddy Holly's planecrash Waylon went into a deep (understandable) depression and went out to Arizona where he was working as a DJ and not making music.

Willie Nelson convinced him to come on the road with him, and the rest is history.

Posted by: Lauren at February 19, 2016 01:33 AM (8SiRT)

469 . . . and after the bannings, the oral sex!

Posted by: Dingo at February 19, 2016 01:35 AM (JO9+V)

470 The Wild, Wild West had a great theme song.

Posted by: eman at February 19, 2016 01:35 AM (MQEz6)

471 Woah AOP! That sounds like it was too close for comfort! I hope the rest of your journey is a lot less exciting, even if it is noisy and drafty. Nice to hear your little one is safely curled up for the night, too.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at February 19, 2016 01:36 AM (GzDYP)

472 Gonna call it a night all. Thanks for the great chat.

AOP, hope your Suburban can still get you home. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 19, 2016 01:36 AM (ntObR)

473 AOP - Criminy! Glad you & faithful companion are OK. Also, sounds like the vehicle is going to make it home. Never a dull moment, eh?

Posted by: Benjamin Franklin at February 19, 2016 01:36 AM (RrDm2)

474 Sadly, everything about AOP's Story is exactly what I would have expected was going to happen. The entire time I was reading it, I was worried about where the pup was going to be when the SHTF.

Posted by: garrett at February 19, 2016 01:36 AM (91LL3)

475 Jeez, AOP.

...

What music was playing on the radio?

Posted by: seriously, glad you're OK at February 19, 2016 01:36 AM (/0+Iq)

476 torquewrench: ...she was going waaaaaaaay too fast in the first place.

And hitting the brakes for no reason. Compound bad choices.

Posted by: mindful webworker - car wrecks are not fun at February 19, 2016 01:36 AM (x4kJD)

477 Oops. Shedding Found Father sock

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 19, 2016 01:36 AM (RrDm2)

478 The Day That the Music Died.

My, my this here Anakin guy
Maybe Vader some day later
Now he's just a small fry
Left his home and kissed his mommy goodbye,
Saying "Soon I'm gonna be Jedi"
Soon I'm gonna be a Jedi

Or something.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 19, 2016 01:37 AM (dvuhZ)

479 Wow, I'm glad you're okay, AOP!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at February 19, 2016 01:38 AM (0OG8D)

480 Good night, Steve!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at February 19, 2016 01:38 AM (0OG8D)

481 Glad you're ok AOP. I have a friend whose husband was killed while assisting someone after an accident. People just do not know how to behave when they see cars on the shoulder/in the ditch.

Posted by: Lauren at February 19, 2016 01:39 AM (8SiRT)

482 467
"Driver panics, hits the brakes (I don't know why, the traveled portion

of the highway was clear!) ... The driver, a young woman, was

basically unhurt."

If she was going fast enough under those
conditions for a Hyundai rear-impacting a Suburban to total the Burb,
she was going waaaaaaaay too fast in the first place.


Posted by: torquewrench at February 19, 2016 01:33 AM (noWW6)


It is a testament to the safety engineering in the Hyundai that she could impact a much larger vehicle and still end-up in relatively good shape.....but it has been my experience that more recent drivers take such engineering for granted and drive like clueless imbeciles, figuring that the car will save their lives and they've got insurance.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 19, 2016 01:39 AM (EzgxV)

483 Glad you are OK, AOP!

Posted by: navybrat at February 19, 2016 01:40 AM (8QGte)

484 Well AOP, glad you and doggeh are doing OK.
Shame about the truck though, you were just going on a few days ago about how much better the barn doors on the old suburbans were compared to the liftgated new ones.

Now you'd have to search for a suitable replacement. Or maybe it's not totalled. But it probably is with the cost of body work these days.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 19, 2016 01:41 AM (kKHcp)

485 Charles Barkley is a stupid man.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 19, 2016 01:41 AM (NGd+i)

486 >>>Oops. Shedding Found Father sock

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 19, 2016 01:36 AM (RrDm2)<<

It's a great sock, if you can keep it.

Posted by: zombie Ben Franklin at February 19, 2016 01:41 AM (H9MG5)

487 Also, "...pickup ...fishtails through the ditch between my rig and the stranded cars..." Whew!

Then, "yahoo #2 arrives, ...sliding towards my truck, realizes his mistake, guns the engine, misses my truck..." WHEW #2

You have just enough time to think, wow! Dodged the bullet -twice- ... then, WHAM!

Hate it when that happens.

Posted by: mindful webworker - car wrecks are not fun at February 19, 2016 01:43 AM (x4kJD)

488 I'm out.
Later, Gators.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 19, 2016 01:43 AM (kKHcp)

489 Glad you are okay. AOP. Yes, every other driver out there is an idjit.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 19, 2016 01:43 AM (JO9+V)

490 Oh, I did not know that. I'm guessing Thornburg is near Richmond?
Posted by: Puddleglum at February 19, 2016 01:27 AM (NGd+i)

It's midway between Richmond and D.C. in Spotsylvania, right off horrific 95. Exit 118 to be exact. I think. People are pretty stoked about it. I hope it does well!

Posted by: OldDominionMom at February 19, 2016 01:46 AM (GzDYP)

491 >>every other driver out there is an idjit.

They are all trying to kill me.

Or, at least, that is how it feels.

Posted by: garrett at February 19, 2016 01:47 AM (91LL3)

492 Well, glad I got here for AOP's terrible story. Now, my nightcap consumed, I've got to go rest up so as to carry on with the war of wits in the morning.

Good night, gracious gregarians and goofy gargoyles.

The existence of God can never be proved by scientific experiment or by the pure reason of logical deduction. God can be realized only in the realms of human experience; nevertheless, the true concept of the reality of God is reasonable to logic, plausible to philosophy, essential to religion, and indispensable to any hope of personality survival.

Posted by: mindful webworker - z,zz,zzz,z! at February 19, 2016 01:49 AM (x4kJD)

493 ignorance is bliss, and i am surrounded by happy people with car keys.

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 19, 2016 01:50 AM (ktwV6)

494 #468: Now, that I didn't know, Lauren! The depression part, I could've guessed; I'd be in a similar state if my last words to someone right before he died in a plane crash were, "I hope your plane crashes".

That's interesting to know Willie Nelson helped him recover!

Dion and the Belmonts were also touring with Holly, Valens and the Bopper... I wonder if that's why Dion is a devout Christian today? He could've just as easily been on that plane.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at February 19, 2016 01:50 AM (0OG8D)

495 Yes, every other driver out there is an idjit.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 19, 2016 01:43 AM (JO9+V)

Yes. I like to stay home when it snows because I don't want to be an idjit and mostly, I don't want to be hit by an idjit.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at February 19, 2016 01:51 AM (GzDYP)

496 Out of the blue, I ended up talking with a guy who was a manufacturer's rep for a bunch of completely obscure (but incredibly necessary) industrial product companies.

His entire professional life is spent on the road all over the western States.

Contingency plans rule his life. No matter where he is, he has detailed maps pre-downloaded for routing, lodging, fuel, meals, and hospitals. The latter being scarce in big rectangular states. Plus he's got an extensive survival suite stowed in his trunk.

Needless to say, he watches weather like a hawk. Having been stuck in the middle of nowhere under gawdawful conditions a couple of times in my life, I wish I had enjoyed the benefit of his counsel a quarter of a century ago.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 19, 2016 01:52 AM (noWW6)

497 Driving is so bad around here that I am about to give it up altogether.
Just take taxis, lyft, uber, whatever.
It pencils out just fine on the balance sheet.

Posted by: navybrat at February 19, 2016 01:53 AM (8QGte)

498 Along Comes A Hyundai was a pretty good Maiden album.

Posted by: Bruce Dickinson laid down some nice tracks at February 19, 2016 01:54 AM (/0+Iq)

499 488 I'm out.
Later, Gators.
Posted by: OneEyedJack


To be properly PC, one must henceforth refer to one's fellow clingers as "albino alligators," not merely "Gators," as explained by the Undersecretary of Hating Whitey, Dr. Beyonce Knowles, PhD.

Posted by: zombie at February 19, 2016 01:54 AM (jBuUi)

500 Glad the Puppeh is OK.



You drove right past on your way to Helena!

Posted by: garrett at February 19, 2016 01:26 AM (91LL3)


Maybe I did? I avoid I-15 through Butte. Exit I-15 at mile 63 at Dillon. Highway 41 through Twin Bridges and Silver Star, then 55 to Whitehall, Then MT 2 for a few short miles, then MT 69 to Boulder, rejoin I-15 at mile 165. 90 miles on the odometer, 102 miles via I-15. Several high passes avoided. My route has only one grade of any consequence, and a few "slow down" bends. Mostly valley grade, straight to gently winding. Less stressful than I-15 through the Divide several times.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 19, 2016 01:59 AM (zFEBc)

501 #499: I think Lauryn Hill would make the best Undersecretary of Hating Whitey. She actually quit singing because white girls were enjoying her music. She said, "I would rather my baby starve."

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at February 19, 2016 02:00 AM (0OG8D)

502 Well, I'm out for the evening, too. Good night, everyone!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Trump/Camacho 2016! at February 19, 2016 02:01 AM (0OG8D)

503 To test or not to test.

Whether tis bolder to assume

Unbannedness or wisely

Test and know for sure.

Or wait till inspired

Only to find one's banning

has gone unremarked.

This is test. This is only a test.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 19, 2016 02:03 AM (Xo1Rt)

504 501: well in Lauryn Hill's defense, wasn't she bugfuck crazy? Like institutional crazy?

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 19, 2016 02:04 AM (NGd+i)

505 504 501: well in Lauryn Hill's defense, wasn't she bugfuck crazy? Like institutional crazy?
Posted by: Puddleglum at February 19, 2016 02:04 AM (NGd+i)

That's racist.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 19, 2016 02:08 AM (iHjB5)

506 Well, I am off to bed. Been a tiring day, to say the least. Thanks for the kind thoughts.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 19, 2016 02:10 AM (zFEBc)

507 505 504 501: well in Lauryn Hill's defense, wasn't she bugfuck crazy? Like institutional crazy?
Posted by: Puddleglum at February 19, 2016 02:04 AM (NGd+i)

That's racist.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 19, 2016 02:08 AM (iHjB5)

Dammit, should have included this nick. Must be getting tired.

Spirit of the staircase.

Posted by: You know it's coming... at February 19, 2016 02:10 AM (iHjB5)

508 506
Have a good night man. Hope the vehicle gets you to where it can either be repaired or put out of it's misery.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 19, 2016 02:11 AM (iHjB5)

509
I doubt this business man will be much improvement. Remember, Carlos the Jackal's father was also a venezuelan businessman and quite wealthy and a hardcore commie, too.

I use to read a lot of Venuzelan blogs and twitter accts. I dont know how people live down there. They have the nasty habit of arresting anyone that opposes the government. Also, they hate Bernie bc he insulted Chavez or something. The left down there also hates hates hates jews. No shite.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 19, 2016 02:12 AM (iQIUe)

510
d) Any actions or behaviors deemed by the federal government or one of its agencies to be detrimental to the best interests of the borg shall also be considered grounds for banning."

**********

Isn't that about right?

Posted by: Noam Sayen at February 19, 2016 02:13 AM (bIhmV)

511 509
So typical Progressives then, eh?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 19, 2016 02:14 AM (iHjB5)

512 Dick Dale wrote the famous theme to Pulp Fiction and made the Stratocaster famous.

His is left-handed and strung bottom-to-top.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRH_70_Foow

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 19, 2016 02:20 AM (VdICR)

513 Black Market Medicine and Animal Drugs: What It's Like to Be Sick in Venezuela

http://goo.gl/4RhnJC

Huffpo but an interesting article. Be sure to read the comments. Dont get sick in Venezuela.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 19, 2016 02:33 AM (iQIUe)

514
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TNWSGCiBzg

Jonny Quest

Posted by: Yip Quest at February 19, 2016 02:37 AM (e7T6D)

515 210 Does anyone read all of this crap really? These AOS comment threads read like a bunch of people spilling random thoughts onto the page but nobody reads other people's posts. You could just computer-generate a bunch of nonsense and nobody would be the wiser. Posted by: Chris Vaughn at February 19, 2016 12:18 AM (i3ie0)

Yes.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 19, 2016 02:38 AM (VdICR)

516 Even better.... Our man Flint

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ru_5AyEbcw

Posted by: Yip Quest at February 19, 2016 02:41 AM (e7T6D)

517 Does anyone read all of this crap really? These AOS comment threads read like a bunch of people spilling random thoughts onto the page but nobody reads other people's posts. You could just computer-generate a bunch of nonsense and nobody would be the wiser. Posted by: Chris Vaughn at February 19, 2016 12:18 AM (i3ie0)

Yes.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 19, 2016 02:38 AM (VdICR)/i


None did so better than Lace Wigs

Posted by: The Nonsensical Hat at February 19, 2016 02:46 AM (vBeA5)

518 Remember when it was said that the reason we let Cuba exist was to provide an example to the rest of Latin America of what Communism was really like.

Now we have Venezuela.

Posted by: Jean at February 19, 2016 03:04 AM (cXiMR)

519 The complaint of Venezuelans is that they are controlled and influenced by cubans. So, now that obama has crawled into bed with the Castros, what happens to Venezuela?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 19, 2016 03:09 AM (iQIUe)

520 Reading these venezuelan blogs and twitter feeds, the commies really are nuts. And same to the americans who keep arguing that bernie is no way like Madura. lol

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 19, 2016 03:10 AM (iQIUe)

521 Illinois to rule rafael cruz off ballot friday for being illegal alien here and natural born citizen in canada where he shouldd for for prime minister.

Posted by: kurtz at February 19, 2016 03:10 AM (1JySK)

522 Lots of great theme songs listed here, but for me it's S.W.A.T. for the win.

The Rockford Files a close second.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 19, 2016 03:26 AM (HMt16)

523 You could just computer-generate a bunch of nonsense and nobody would be the wiser

Was this Thomas Friedman?

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 19, 2016 03:27 AM (HMt16)

524
We're moving on up!
To the east side
To that big deluxe apt in the sky
We're moving on up to the east side
We finally got a piece of the pie!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 19, 2016 03:33 AM (iQIUe)

525 Just because it's a theme song doesn't mean it isn't true.

Posted by: The dude playin' the dude, disguised as another dude at February 19, 2016 03:37 AM (VdICR)

526 We are all Venezuelan now.

Posted by: Newsweek at February 19, 2016 03:45 AM (VdICR)

527 I read through this entire comment thread and I swear I don't know what's got Ace's panties in a snit. Okay, I lied, I only skimmed through it, but everything else is true. Okay, I take it back, cuz I don't wanna get banned. Sorry, Ace, I didn't mean a word

Posted by: kimoloka at February 19, 2016 04:05 AM (Ra8VF)

528 We are all Venezuelan now.

Posted by: Newsweek at February 19, 2016 03:45 AM (VdICR)


Word.

Posted by: Your Ungle Bernie Sanders at February 19, 2016 04:24 AM (vBeA5)

529 Obama crawled into bed, maybe literally, with the Castro's years ago in NYC.

Posted by: Jean at February 19, 2016 04:41 AM (cXiMR)

530 Obama crawled into bed literally with the Cubans in college.

Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at February 19, 2016 04:49 AM (l+OuH)

531 Posted by: kimoloka at February 19, 2016 04:05 AM (Ra8VF)

I could be wrong, but my guess was that it was a warning to the former Tepid Gas trolls who have found their way here and are trying to continue their Tepid Gas assholery at AoS.



Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 19, 2016 04:56 AM (HMt16)

532 Well it's obvious why Ace came on for a temporary ONT, Maet was getting the whipping post ready in case it was needed.

Posted by: Skip at February 19, 2016 05:08 AM (l+OuH)

533 Not to be a suck up, but quality stuff here. I'll have to come back this afternoon and read some more. Too bad I have animals to tend and a chicken pen to finish.

Posted by: traye at February 19, 2016 05:10 AM (YxQgh)

534 Lots of great theme songs listed here, but for me it's S.W.A.T. for the win.

The Rockford Files a close second.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 19, 2016 03:26 AM (HMt16)

No love for Mission: Impossible?

Posted by: VidOmnia at February 19, 2016 05:13 AM (mJ++K)

535 Or Wonder Woman?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1rBZIzr49k

Posted by: VidOmnia at February 19, 2016 05:15 AM (mJ++K)

536 No love for Mission: Impossible?

I like that one too. And Hawaii 5-0.

SWAT was the shizzle though when I was a kid. The opening sequence with the visuals along with the music just did it for me. (That shot of the squad grabbing their rifles from the rack became a stock shot that was used in just about every episode.)

But I never could figure out how Hondo Harrelson went from being a happily married dad in season one to a horndog bachelor (not even a mention of his kids, let alone his wife, who were all regulars the first season) in season two. Just what the hell happened between seasons LOL. Continuity was not that show's strong point.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 19, 2016 05:22 AM (HMt16)

537 Well this story made me smile. The "loneliest chimp in the world", abandoned for years on a deserted island after being used for medical testing, greets his first visitor with a hug:

http://tinyurl.com/jkg8hqb

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 19, 2016 06:00 AM (HMt16)

538 Morning all

Anyone banned last night? Moo Who?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 19, 2016 06:02 AM (DUoqb)

539 I'm the only early riser? No Morons from over seas?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 19, 2016 06:08 AM (DUoqb)

540 I'm the only early riser? No Morons from over seas?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 19, 2016 06:08 AM (DUoqb)

England here...it is quiet this morning.

Posted by: VidOmnia at February 19, 2016 06:12 AM (mJ++K)

541 I don't know who got banned...probably fallout from Ace's Trump thread from yesterday. Reading the comments there now.

Posted by: VidOmnia at February 19, 2016 06:13 AM (mJ++K)

542 England here...it is quiet this morning.
Posted by: VidOmnia at February 19, 2016 06:12 AM (mJ++K)


Hello.

What's new across the pond?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 19, 2016 06:13 AM (DUoqb)

543 No, you're not alone. I just don't have anything worthwhile to say other than Good Morning Daywalkers!

Posted by: Gmac - Waiting on Colombus #two weeks at February 19, 2016 06:15 AM (4pjhs)

544 No, you're not alone. I just don't have anything worthwhile to say other than Good Morning Daywalkers!

Posted by: Gmac - Waiting on Colombus #two
weeks at February 19, 2016 06:15 AM (4pjhs)


Myths and lies! Daywalkers do not exist!

Posted by: Nightwalkers at February 19, 2016 06:16 AM (vBeA5)

545 Waiting to take daughter to the train and then wife will drive me to the Airport.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 19, 2016 06:16 AM (DUoqb)

546 Brit news is full of Brexit stuff lately. The Tories are trying to come up with some kind of compromise they can sell to populists and nationalists (like UKIP voters) that they can remain in the EU while cutting back on stuff like welfare they pay to people from other EU countries that show up here.

It seems pretty desperate. I live in a pretty conservative area of England and most people seem like they want to leave the EU. The migrant invasion is driving a lot of that sentiment.

Posted by: VidOmnia at February 19, 2016 06:18 AM (mJ++K)

547 Oh, to have been at John Kerrys meeting Tuesday with a dozen Hollywood executives at Universal Studios. To have sat in one of the cushy leather chairs beneath a vintage poster for The Phantom of the Opera, sipping bottled water, relaxing in the Mediterranean climate of southern California, and been solicited by the U.S. secretary of State for advice on how to defeat radical Islam.

Sigh. Sad commentary.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 19, 2016 06:18 AM (DUoqb)

548 I live in a pretty conservative area of England and most people seem like they want to leave the EU. The migrant invasion is driving a lot of that sentiment.
Posted by: VidOmnia at February 19, 2016 06:18 AM (mJ++K)

I hope so. I hope our "Mother Country" wakes up before it is to late. It's not to late is it?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 19, 2016 06:19 AM (DUoqb)

549 Kerry is the bottom of the barrel when it comes to intelligence and over inflated value of self worth.

Posted by: Gmac - Waiting on Colombus #two weeks at February 19, 2016 06:21 AM (4pjhs)

550 G'morning, all.


Spent yesterday doing chair rail in the dining room for Mrs VIA.

Spent the evening at a Community meeting.

Went to bed without the usual evening of hanging out with the Horde.

Looks like that was a smart decision on my part.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 19, 2016 06:21 AM (ptqRm)

551 Good Morning Everyone. I'm sitting in the middle of a 3 way Cat standoff.

Help.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at February 19, 2016 06:22 AM (WVsWD)

552 Kerry is the bottom of the barrel when it comes to intelligence and over inflated value of self worth.
Posted by: Gmac - Waiting on Colombus #two weeks at February 19, 2016 06:21 AM (4pjhs)

Wait till hillary is indicted and he jumps in the race

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 19, 2016 06:22 AM (DUoqb)

553 I hope so. I hope our "Mother Country" wakes up before it is to late. It's not to late is it?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 19, 2016 06:19 AM (DUoqb)

I hope not. Then again I live in a rural, overwhelmingly white and Conservative area (near Margaret Thatcher's hometown). Other places, like Bradford and Rotherham (along with big ghettos in most big cities) have turned into Muslim-dominated hellholes.

Posted by: VidOmnia at February 19, 2016 06:23 AM (mJ++K)

554 I'm sitting in the middle of a 3 way Cat standoff.

Help.
Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at February 19, 2016 06:22 AM (WVsWD)

We have 3 cats also. Usually it is a one on one with us and the third cat just looks on from the sideline

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 19, 2016 06:23 AM (DUoqb)

555 >>> Kerry is the bottom of the barrel when it comes to intelligence and over inflated value of self worth.

He is the cream of society, rich and thick.

Posted by: fluffy at February 19, 2016 06:24 AM (AfsKp)

556 "3. Moving the barrel to another section of the AoS parking lot so you have more room to park your foreign-brand name SUV "

I thought the barrel was down in the basement next to the leaking sump pump.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at February 19, 2016 06:25 AM (WVsWD)

557 Then again I live in a rural, overwhelmingly white and Conservative area (near Margaret Thatcher's hometown). Other places, like Bradford and Rotherham (along with big ghettos in most big cities) have turned into Muslim-dominated hellholes.
Posted by: VidOmnia at February 19, 2016 06:23 AM (mJ++K)


I have a fair amount of British, Assie, New Zeland, and South African ( or former South African) patients and almost all of them are pretty conservative.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 19, 2016 06:26 AM (DUoqb)

558 Night all.

Here is "Crossrocker" by Iron Claw:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ4AWREe_qU

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 19, 2016 06:31 AM (vBeA5)

559 Students at Rutgers University were so traumatised by Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos visit to their campus that they had to hold a group therapy session, campus newspaper The Daily Targum reports.

According to the paper, students and faculty members held a wound-licking gathering at a cultural center on campus, where students described feeling scared, hurt, and discriminated against.

Special Snow Flakes?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 19, 2016 06:32 AM (DUoqb)

560 I have a fair amount of British, Assie, New Zeland, and South African ( or former South African) patients and almost all of them are pretty conservative.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 19, 2016 06:26 AM (DUoqb)

The problem is the UK upper class (now mostly determined not by birth, but by where you go to university) considering themselves Europeans or "world citizens" rather than Britons. Like America, the Average Joe who does real work is proud to be English or Scottish or Welsh and are sick of PC, immigrants who take their jobs, welfare layabouts, and leftists always screaming "racissss!" whenever they complain.

Posted by: VidOmnia at February 19, 2016 06:33 AM (mJ++K)

561 The problem is the UK upper class (now mostly determined not by birth, but by where you go to university) considering themselves Europeans or "world citizens" rather than Britons. Like America, the Average Joe who does real work is proud to be English or Scottish or Welsh and are sick of PC, immigrants who take their jobs, welfare layabouts, and leftists always screaming "racissss!" whenever they complain.
Posted by: VidOmnia at February 19, 2016 06:33 AM (mJ++K)


Well I wish you well. Keep fighting the good fight. 'We" are all in this together

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 19, 2016 06:35 AM (DUoqb)

562 Don't forget Biden is lurking in the background with his pot of paste glue.

Posted by: Gmac - Waiting on Colombus #two weeks at February 19, 2016 06:35 AM (4pjhs)

563 I can never figure out the timing of the "we're gonna' ban all this shit" speech. To me at least, the tone of the threads doesn't change much.

Tidal shifts bring it out, maybe ? Moon phases ?

Posted by: Irony at February 19, 2016 06:39 AM (qmMG2)

564
Morning, all.

Nobody should have to work on their birthday.

And, since I don't haunt the ONT thread, I suppose it's been said, but here it goes anyway - after all that trouble filming the subway grate scene, there was simply too much noise from onlookers that couldn't be masked, so the whole thing was reshot later at Twentieth Century-Fox studios.

Also,Marilyn was wearing two pairs of panties during the live shot, since the lights needed for filming were so strong, the single pair she originally wore were, for all intents and purposes, transparent.

And when they got home that night, DiMaggio beat the hell out of MM, giving her a black eye and a number of bruises.

BBL - got stuff to do.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 19, 2016 06:40 AM (X6fMO)

565 Posted by: VidOmnia at February 19, 2016 06:33 AM (mJ++K)

MY BIL-born into the working class in the Midlands- and a former professional soccer player feels the same way that you do. He hates the PC-ness and that there are simply places the "ordinary" Brit can't go into because of the Muslims taking over things.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 06:41 AM (w4NZ8)

566 I don't know who got banned...probably fallout from Ace's Trump thread from yesterday. Reading the comments there now.Posted by: VidOmnia


The thread...
Rod Dreher: The Establishment's Failure to See the Appeal of Trump

is where a bunch of name calling and ad hominem attacks occured. Some people are just fine with illegal immigrants sending billions and trillions back to central and south America. You are 'retarded' (In his words, repeated over and over) to have a position that that harms our economy.

Posted by: mega machines at February 19, 2016 06:42 AM (fbovC)

567 ....is where a bunch of name calling and ad hominem attacks occured."

Round up the usual suspects!

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at February 19, 2016 06:43 AM (WVsWD)

568 I can never figure out the timing of the "we're gonna' ban all this shit" speech. To me at least, the tone of the threads doesn't change much.

Tidal shifts bring it out, maybe ? Moon phases ?
Posted by: Irony at February 19, 2016 06:39 AM (qmMG2)


??
Preemptive strike maybe.

New people coming in from HA?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 19, 2016 06:45 AM (DUoqb)

569 "New people coming in from HA? "

I haven't seen much of that. Mostly regulars going at each other.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at February 19, 2016 06:46 AM (WVsWD)

570 No, the other night-Wednesday two or more posters got into a pissing contest that was just nasty. They are regulars.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 06:47 AM (w4NZ8)

571 I haven't seen much of that. Mostly regulars going at each other.
Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at February 19, 2016 06:46 AM (WVsWD)

That's all right. These things gotta happen every five years or so, ten years. Helps to get rid of the bad blood.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 19, 2016 06:48 AM (DUoqb)

572 The standoff is finally over. Big Jack made his move. Jumped up on the end table and took a swipe at Pickles.

She chased him right out the pet door with Putty Tat not far behind.

That ends this chapter of the Eternal Feline Struggle.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at February 19, 2016 06:49 AM (WVsWD)

573 And you can see the comments at the end of the ONT on 2/17. When it gets to be you "F'ing moron" with every other sentence it's not a fun to be an observer.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 06:51 AM (w4NZ8)

574 That's all right. These things gotta happen every five years or so, ten years. Helps to get rid of the bad blood.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 19, 2016 06:48 AM (DUoqb)

Mostly, I agree.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at February 19, 2016 06:51 AM (WVsWD)

575 Good morning!

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

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 19, 2016 06:52 AM (u82oZ)

576 Rubio likely would not have been well-received at the convention, according to Breitbart reporter Jordan Schactel, who is on the ground at the conference. Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, and Donald Trump supporters were there in droves, but there was little discernible enthusiasm for Rubio. Cruz reportedly received a thunderous ovation when he took the stage, according to John Drogin, the head of a pro-Cruz super PAC.

Rubio baled on the event, five minutes before he was scheduled to speak.

Posted by: mega machines at February 19, 2016 06:53 AM (fbovC)

577 And you can see the comments at the end of the ONT on 2/17. When it gets to be you "F'ing moron" with every other sentence it's not a fun to be an observer.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 06:51 AM (w4NZ

See I often say your the nicer face of NJ. Me. I kinda like blood sports

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 19, 2016 06:53 AM (DUoqb)

578 576 That's all right. These things gotta happen every five years or so, ten years. Helps to get rid of the bad blood.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 19, 2016 06:48 AM (DUoqb)

Mostly, I agree.
Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at February 19, 2016 06:51 AM (WVsWD)

Or you could go the Poppin' Fresh route and eliminate ALL of your commenters in one fell swoop.

Posted by: VidOmnia at February 19, 2016 06:53 AM (mJ++K)

579 See I often say your the nicer face of NJ. Me. I kinda like blood sports

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 19, 2016 06:53 AM (DUoqb)

In his youth NGU played Jai Alai with live grenades.

He's the only survivor of the 88 Championship Team.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at February 19, 2016 06:55 AM (WVsWD)

580 In his youth NGU played Jai Alai with live grenades.

He's the only survivor of the 88 Championship Team.


Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at February 19, 2016 06:55 AM (WVsWD)

That's why my nick name is stumpy

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 19, 2016 06:57 AM (DUoqb)

581 Or you could go the Poppin' Fresh route and eliminate ALL of your commenters in one fell swoop.

Posted by: VidOmnia at February 19, 2016 06:53 AM (mJ++K)

Don't know about anyone else but the only way I can access HA comments is by viewing the post on fb.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at February 19, 2016 06:57 AM (WVsWD)

582 Twenty Bible verses on hope:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/7p7agey

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 06:58 AM (w4NZ8)

583 Don't know about anyone else but the only way I can access HA comments is by viewing the post on fb.





Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at February 19, 2016 06:57 AM (WVsWD)

Your browser must allow scripts.
Morning all.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 19, 2016 07:01 AM (oxcYa)

584 Don't know about anyone else but the only way I can access HA comments is by viewing the post on fb.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at February 19, 2016 06:57 AM (WVsWD)

I've looked at it a couple of times since The Great Commenter Purge but I don't really plan on going back there again. Ed Morrissey's "FU" attitude about the whole thing was just too much.

This has made me realize how much I've missed the Horde and the charm this place has.

Posted by: VidOmnia at February 19, 2016 07:01 AM (mJ++K)

585 See I often say your the nicer face of NJ. Me. I kinda like blood sports

Thanks; I don't always have a nice face. I can get irritable on here as well and have. It's just that I think people on the left love it when conservatives fight with one another, We need to keep our eye on greater things rather than whether someone we don't know-and will likely never meet-thinks about what we do or don't do.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 07:01 AM (w4NZ8)

586 While Beyonce's upcoming concert in Tampa, Florida is expected to sell out, the show is lacking adequate security personnel, as local police officers have thus far refused to sign up to work at the event.

#PaybackIsABitch

Posted by: mega machines at February 19, 2016 07:02 AM (fbovC)

587 "Your browser must allow scripts."

That explains it.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at February 19, 2016 07:02 AM (WVsWD)

588 I don't use FB; I have a name there; That's all. I can see the comments if I click on them; I don't know if my token registration on FB allows that or not.

Mostly seem to be the Trump-Cruz wars along with come leftists stirring the pot. I don't really need to go to HA to see that.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 07:04 AM (w4NZ8)

589 A couple of observations of HA.

On the main page, where it used to note the number of comments, it now just says "comments". Not wanting to advertise the FAIL?

Looks like some of the few remaining have adopted the Fakebook profile approach.

Pretty sad.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 19, 2016 07:04 AM (oxcYa)

590 Aren't we due a painting by now? Keep hoping for elbows but I'm sure it will be snipers again.

Posted by: VidOmnia at February 19, 2016 07:05 AM (mJ++K)

591 "Keep hoping for elbows "

Don't a couple of NHL teams have Cheer Leaders now? I'm too lazy to look it up.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at February 19, 2016 07:06 AM (WVsWD)

592 MH may step up before the snipers.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 19, 2016 07:06 AM (oxcYa)

593 No; The painting usually comes around 9:30 or 10:00.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 07:07 AM (w4NZ8)

594 FBI Confirms Act of Terror in Ohio: Muslim Machete Attacker on terror Watchlist, Came to U.S. on Green Card

Only took them a week to acknowledge the obvious. Protip to FBI - when witnesses report hearing Allahu Akbar- it's terror.

Posted by: mega machines at February 19, 2016 07:08 AM (fbovC)

595

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 19, 2016 07:08 AM (HSmrB)

596 Posted by: mega machines at February 19, 2016 07:02 AM (fbovC)

I don't blame the police. I don't like Beyonce and her glorifying of the BP was a disgrace. Cant she hire BP to do policing?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 07:08 AM (w4NZ8)

597 Ah, the other day we never got a news dump and the ONT seemed to go to noon.

Runs like a Swiss watch, does AoSHQ!

Posted by: VidOmnia at February 19, 2016 07:09 AM (mJ++K)

598 Wow. HA now has the number of comments.

Suppose someone from there is lurking?

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 19, 2016 07:10 AM (oxcYa)

599 well I have to apologize for my assholery from last night, I was one of the people who let it get out of hand last night

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 19, 2016 07:11 AM (uZNvH)

600 Refugees from HA have a new site; I think it's called HotGas.net. The top headline says they want it to be conservative site, but unless they have banning I don't know how they keep it that way.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 07:11 AM (w4NZ8)

601 "Runs like a Swiss watch, does AoSHQ!"

Wanna buy that works?

Posted by: Clocmed ibn IED al KABOOM!!!! at February 19, 2016 07:11 AM (WVsWD)

602 #591, Golfman: Looks like some of the few remaining have adopted the Fakebook profile approach.

I thought that was considered a big no-no by Zuck's Li'l Helpers.

Maybe they have made a special exception for the Poppin' Fresh Brigade.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 19, 2016 07:11 AM (JPmdJ)

603 Time for more Coffee.....yawn.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at February 19, 2016 07:13 AM (WVsWD)

604 I don't blame the police. I don't like Beyonce and her glorifying of the BP was a disgrace. Cant she hire BP to do policing?Posted by: FenelonSpoke


The article eventually mentions that police will be assigned if no one volunteers. As it is now the police can volunteer, and not one has.

Blue Flu could also occur the day of event.

Posted by: mega machines at February 19, 2016 07:15 AM (fbovC)

605 Never apologize for being you, chemjeff.

Posted by: Irony at February 19, 2016 07:15 AM (BHaRb)

606 Checking out Fenelon's link.

Looks like they've hit a home run there. The air has been a little fresher around here in the last 24 hours or so.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 19, 2016 07:15 AM (oxcYa)

607 new thread is up

Posted by: VidOmnia at February 19, 2016 07:18 AM (mJ++K)

608 >>>>>
Wow. HA now has the number of comments.

Suppose someone from there is lurking?
.
.
.
.Talk about a walking disaster. I just did a drive by on HA and their comment numbers suck by an order of magnitude. Reminds me on another blog that pulled the same stunt years ago.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 19, 2016 07:18 AM (iONHu)

609 Beck Thanks God for Scalia's Death: It 'Woke the American People Up' to Support Cruz

Not news, Glenn Beck is out there...








Posted by: mega machines at February 19, 2016 07:22 AM (fbovC)

610 And, the further upriver Willard goes, the more he comes to the realization that he's going to kill the wrong person(s).

Posted by: Arkindole at February 19, 2016 07:34 AM (7+Wf0)

611 So pointing out blacks culturally behave awfully in this country is now verboten?

Laughable coming from ace who refuses to reveal his or her name

Posted by: Trump at February 19, 2016 07:43 AM (kmLaL)

612 Save yourself the effort on the banning - just go with the hot-air comment strategy and voila - comments fix themselves.

Posted by: NumberTwo at February 19, 2016 07:44 AM (RLc9s)

613 Ah forget it, I'm outta here. Not worth the struggle. Later chumps!

Posted by: Trump at February 19, 2016 07:45 AM (kmLaL)

614 I rescind and renounce all previous comments and will bother this blog no more

Posted by: Trump at February 19, 2016 07:47 AM (kmLaL)

615 I only come for the pictures.

Posted by: Da Funk at February 19, 2016 07:58 AM (FFb4n)

616 Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 19, 2016 07:18 AM (iONHu)

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

I'll just go ahead and say it; Hot Air has turned into LGF #2. Ed and AP forgot where the site came from in the first place and routinely attacked their own readers on Twitter. They're getting what they wanted, good and hard.

Posted by: Doomberg at February 19, 2016 08:04 AM (hNPOD)

617 I would remind the Morons and Moronettes that teh bitter ad hominem is the purview of the Left . Case in point the Twitter /Internet nastiness that followed the passing of Justice Scalia . Ugly nastiness is what they do and then them project it on we Bitter Clingers , and I mean they 'project' like the sickolojist mean the term . And Professor Ace , Font of all Wisdom and Truth , instead of = = for 'really really means ' , in logic , Formal Logic , the other professors use said ' equal sign ' with one additional line above which defines 'is identical to ' .

Posted by: jay hoenemeyer at February 19, 2016 08:27 AM (uvj0z)

618 AT TRUMP UNIVERSIRTY WE LEARN TRUMP CENTER OF UNIVERSE

ALL OTHER CANDIDATES UGLY BAD POOP

IS SCIENCE

MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN

Posted by: TRUMP UNIVERSIRTY GRADUATE at February 19, 2016 09:13 AM (74ZYB)

619 Having intense feelz over X,Y, or Z means it's okay to be a dick to those who dare to disagree.

****

This is rather ironic, given some of the things I've seen posted on this blog in recent times.

Posted by: Vyce at February 19, 2016 10:12 AM (Xylma)

620 Managed 30 seconds of the video. Heard, "Marijuana in the car? Reeks. Marijuana? Car? Reeks. Reeks. Because it still reeks. Marijuana in the car? Marijuana? Marijuana?

See, the problem here is not a 21 year old smoking marijuana in a car. No. It is obsession of State about its citizens doing what they f'n want.

The guy is smoking a bowl. Get off his back already, Nazi. It's absolutely none your, our, State's business. Knock it off. Change you f'n laws.

It's like American prohibition all over again.

I never could accept this. Not since age of ten.

Writing from Colorado.

Posted by: bour3 at February 19, 2016 10:51 AM (5x3+2)

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