Morning Thread (2-19-2016)

Friday!

Posted by: Andy at 07:13 AM




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1 We will bury you!

Posted by: First Comrade Sanders at February 19, 2016 07:14 AM (1BQGO)

2 Good Morning Morons. Today is Friday, February 19, 2016. On this day in 1807 former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr was arrested for treason in Wakefield, Alabama and confined to Fort Stoddert. He was later acquitted but he was guilty as hell on several scores.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 19, 2016 07:14 AM (t2KH5)

3 Good Morning!

Posted by: French Jeton at February 19, 2016 07:15 AM (WMvHw)

4 Senate Republicans are getting ready to sell us out again. This time on Obama court pick which you know will be a raging liberal thus affecting the court balance. Also, tradition has been that during his last year in office the President will make no appointments saving it for the next President. But Obama is such an asshole and Senate Republicans pretty much give him anything he wants.


http://tinyurl.com/znxnwlw

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 19, 2016 07:15 AM (t2KH5)

5 Delaware school mistakenly sends out a "hurt feelings" report.


http://tinyurl.com/hlgb8qz

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 19, 2016 07:15 AM (t2KH5)

6 Yay! Vic!

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 19, 2016 07:15 AM (JPmdJ)

7 Hollywood is making another bible based story.


http://tinyurl.com/he69znu

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 19, 2016 07:15 AM (t2KH5)

8 MN police officer forced to resign after telling drivers to run over a bunch of black livers matter protesters blocking a bridge. Sounds like a good idea to me.


http://tinyurl.com/z6l6tgl

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 19, 2016 07:16 AM (t2KH5)

9 MD's high court has postponed the kangaroo court trial of those officers in the Freddie Grey death.


http://tinyurl.com/gt2ffmz

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 19, 2016 07:16 AM (t2KH5)

10 he CIA is looking to hire transgender candidates now. Is there nothing Obama can't screw up? Whoever succeeds him will have to spend the first 4 years fixing his crap.


http://tinyurl.com/zs6gxqn

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 19, 2016 07:16 AM (t2KH5)

11 The DNC is helping Scankles buy off all those super delegates.


http://tinyurl.com/gt65log

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 19, 2016 07:16 AM (t2KH5)

12 Do the Morons know that the Vatican has the most restrictive immigration policy in the world? So again, the commie pope can stfu.


http://tinyurl.com/j3y63f6

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 19, 2016 07:17 AM (t2KH5)

13 Rutgers moonbeams hold a group therapy session after a visit from a Breitbart editor.


http://tinyurl.com/z4jjtry

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 19, 2016 07:17 AM (t2KH5)

14 Scankles refuses to admit she is a pathological liar.


http://tinyurl.com/hfssbf3

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 19, 2016 07:17 AM (t2KH5)

15 Great to hear from you,again, Vic.

Posted by: French Jeton at February 19, 2016 07:17 AM (WMvHw)

16
Morning, all.

Saw off another birthday Wednesday. Enjoyed a 2004 Forbidden Opus X for a smoke, then followed it up with a 12-year old Macallan and a couple of pints of Guinness. Think I'll treat myself to a good steak dinner this weekend.

And now, a little gift for you: a 1925 photo of Ziegfeld Girl Katherine Burke:

http://goo.gl/oy84qF

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 19, 2016 07:17 AM (X6fMO)

17 Obama endorses black lives matter thugs.


http://tinyurl.com/jcuj3ld

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 19, 2016 07:17 AM (t2KH5)

18 Leaked German report says those phony Syrian refugees committed 200,000 crimes between 2014 and 2015.


http://tinyurl.com/hwztgkh

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 19, 2016 07:18 AM (t2KH5)

19 RINO Rubio cancelled a speech at a conservative review group in SC. Still defends his amnesty crap.


http://tinyurl.com/zh97d7e

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 19, 2016 07:18 AM (t2KH5)

20 Illegal alien killer pays bond and disappears.


http://tinyurl.com/hlbobyw

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 19, 2016 07:18 AM (t2KH5)

21 Republicans set to spend even more money.


http://tinyurl.com/jznnnud

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 19, 2016 07:19 AM (t2KH5)

22 Sweet, Vic is back on the job.

Posted by: VidOmnia at February 19, 2016 07:19 AM (mJ++K)

23 Ramirez


http://tinyurl.com/gquhrmb

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 19, 2016 07:19 AM (t2KH5)

24 Scankles gives a racist speech in Harlem on racism.


http://tinyurl.com/je2l8c9

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 19, 2016 07:19 AM (t2KH5)

25 The EPA caught red-handed again.


http://tinyurl.com/hvrt85w

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 19, 2016 07:19 AM (t2KH5)

26 Under Shari'ah, If you like your head, you can keep your head.

Posted by: Hikaru at February 19, 2016 07:20 AM (9DlhW)

27 The Daily Deals


http://tinyurl.com/jk93nay


That's it for today folks.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 19, 2016 07:20 AM (t2KH5)

28 Thanks for the news, Vic!

Posted by: @votermom at February 19, 2016 07:21 AM (cbfNE)

29 G'morning, Vic.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 19, 2016 07:21 AM (ptqRm)

30 Thanks Vic. You and your links get things going in the mornings.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 19, 2016 07:23 AM (oxcYa)

31 I was here yesterday, just didn't get up in time for the news.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 19, 2016 07:23 AM (t2KH5)

32 Everybody put your hands together for the beautiful blogospheric stylings of ... Vic.

Posted by: Irony at February 19, 2016 07:23 AM (BHaRb)

33
Do the Morons know that the Vatican has the most restrictive immigration policy in the world? So again, the commie pope can stfu.

The first pope in my lifetime was John XXIII. I have never loathed a man of the cloth as much as this South American fool. The world cries out for another John Paul (or at least an Innocent III) and all we get is Fabulous Frankie.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 19, 2016 07:24 AM (X6fMO)

34 So, anybody get it last night?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 19, 2016 07:25 AM (ccwCn)

35 Nice warm 27.5F here this morning. I am so sick of this global warming.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 19, 2016 07:26 AM (t2KH5)

36 Looks like some Morons pissed off Maet and he is ready for some bannings.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 19, 2016 07:27 AM (t2KH5)

37 The Vatican has some pretty high WALLS.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at February 19, 2016 07:28 AM (rnH8X)

38 Events seem to shaping up into forcing those who do not wish to do so, into choosing a side.

There are only two sides to this war. There is no middle ground and there is no sideline to watch from.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at February 19, 2016 07:28 AM (WVsWD)

39 Looks like some Morons pissed off Maet and he is ready for some bannings.
Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 19, 2016 07:27 AM (t2KH5)

Trump Wars

Posted by: VidOmnia at February 19, 2016 07:28 AM (mJ++K)

40 Morning horde.

Thanks for the depression Vic

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 07:29 AM (md23j)

41 "Nice warm 27.5F here this morning."

Strange. It's almost 40 here in the Peoples Republik.

Going to get over 60 today.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at February 19, 2016 07:29 AM (WVsWD)

42 33
Do the Morons know that the Vatican has the most restrictive immigration policy in the world? So again, the commie pope can stfu.

The first pope in my lifetime was John XXIII. I have never loathed a man of the cloth as much as this South American fool. The world cries out for another John Paul (or at least an Innocent III) and all we get is Fabulous Frankie.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 19, 2016 07:24 AM (X6fMO)

You and me, MP4. When I heard about this my reaction was, "South American communist hypocrite in a beanie sez whut?"

I never loved Trump more than at that moment.

Posted by: Gem at February 19, 2016 07:30 AM (c+gwp)

43 Posted by: VidOmnia at February 19, 2016 07:28 AM (mJ++K)

Nope; The majority of what happened on Wednesday night-at least the part of what I saw- had nothing to do with Trump wars. It was more personal.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 07:31 AM (w4NZ8)

44 Nice warm 27.5F here this morning. I am so sick of this global warming.

Our forecast is for 71 (normal is 46).

But that's weather, isn't it? Every season, every year, has days above or below average.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 19, 2016 07:31 AM (oVJmc)

45 Trump says he's tired of Christianity being attacked.

Be nice if the Pope agreed. But the Pope is safely ensconced behind twenty foot tall walls.

Posted by: mega machines at February 19, 2016 07:31 AM (fbovC)

46 I owe NY State a couple of dollars for taxes.

I'm gonna be a prick and write them a check just to make them have to process it. I so want to write "eat a bag of dicks" on the memo line.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 19, 2016 07:31 AM (HMt16)

47 Nope; The majority of what happened on Wednesday night-at least the part of what I saw- had nothing to do with Trump wars. It was more personal.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 07:31 AM (w4NZ

Ah thanks - I may have missed that. Comments been booming lately.

Posted by: VidOmnia at February 19, 2016 07:32 AM (mJ++K)

48 So the Vatican is going the "Open Borders" route now?


Can't wait for the first Islamic immigrant to show up and demand free stuff.

And to cover up all the religious stuff in St Peters.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 19, 2016 07:33 AM (ptqRm)

49 Good morning.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 19, 2016 07:33 AM (rsudF)

50
So, anybody get it last night?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 19, 2016 07:25 AM (ccwCn)
________________________________

Huma gives it to me every night....

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 19, 2016 07:34 AM (HSmrB)

51 Thing about Trump/Cruz - as nice and persuading as you are about your pick it is highly doubtful you'll change the minds of others at this point.

Being an asshole and resorting to attacking another moron brings down that chance a bit more.

YMMV.


But happy damn friday!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 07:34 AM (md23j)

52 I think I can safely predict that Trumps polling numbers will now plummet higher by five points.

Posted by: mega machines at February 19, 2016 07:34 AM (fbovC)

53 60s, Tim? Did not hear quite that warm. Well, I'm by the cold lakefront. Maybe that's the diff. Still, very confused about what to wear today. You people who are lucky enough to have casual Fridays have it made.

Posted by: Gem at February 19, 2016 07:35 AM (c+gwp)

54 Our forecast is for 71 (normal is 46).

But that's weather, isn't it? Every season, every year, has days above or below average.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 19, 2016 07:31 AM (oVJmc)


____________________________________________

Supposed to be 54 this afternoon after being almost 0 yesterday morning.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 19, 2016 07:35 AM (rsudF)

55 Thanks for the news, Vic. Think I'll go have a cup of tea. BBL.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 19, 2016 07:36 AM (X6fMO)

56 "Huma gives it to me every night....

*hic* "



Yetch.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 19, 2016 07:36 AM (M2Dt4)

57 Thing about Trump/Cruz - as nice and persuading as you are about your pick it is highly doubtful you'll change the minds of others at this point.

Exactly. We can all share our opinions, but that's why the shilling by people such as MAGA-who seems like a nice, interesting guy otherwise-does no good.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 07:37 AM (w4NZ8)

58 "Thing about Trump/Cruz - as nice and persuading as you are about your pick it is highly doubtful you'll change the minds of others at this point. "



Seriously. Saying the same shit over and over and over and getting more shouty and insulting each time is not persuasive or endearing.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 19, 2016 07:38 AM (M2Dt4)

59 Gem

I'm down near Champaign right now. Going to be nice for a couple of days and every day is casual when your work from home.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at February 19, 2016 07:38 AM (WVsWD)

60 So glad it's Friday. Been one of those weeks.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at February 19, 2016 07:38 AM (J+mig)

61 Just like out nation, the influx of violent and uneducated refugees has been toughest on the lower tier commenters.

Posted by: Grump928(C) wonders why you didn't come to him like a fucking man at February 19, 2016 07:38 AM (rwI+c)

62 We need a wall.

Posted by: Grump928(C) wonders why you didn't come to him like a fucking man at February 19, 2016 07:39 AM (rwI+c)

63 "I'm for compromise....

when i win"

*something like that

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 07:40 AM (md23j)

64 Morning all. Starting to warm up today.

Posted by: Picric at February 19, 2016 07:40 AM (QnQ+g)

65 Kasich thinks the commie pope is a swell guy.

Posted by: torabora at February 19, 2016 07:41 AM (5qEbs)

66
Maet threatened to have 4 of us assassinated. It was hardly subtle.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 19, 2016 07:41 AM (iQIUe)

67 Morning! I got nuthin.. 'cept a sick dog..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 19, 2016 07:41 AM (UpGcq)

68 Be nice if the Pope agreed. But the Pope is safely ensconced behind twenty foot tall walls.
____________________

And protected 24/7 by armed Swiss guards (all of whom have military training).

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 19, 2016 07:42 AM (df5V4)

69 Jenner. Kaitlyn Jenner. 008.

#WASTF

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 07:42 AM (md23j)

70 Looking at the Vatican wall pictured at Drudge, I change my estimate from 20 foot to 40 foot tall. Don't think even 'the Donald' is talking about a wall that tall.

Posted by: mega machines at February 19, 2016 07:43 AM (fbovC)

71 Marist/NBC SC polls show trump decline, Cruz closing, and Rubio well back in third.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at February 19, 2016 07:44 AM (t5zYU)

72 Nice to see Vic posting the morning news again.


5 days without Vic makes one weak!

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 19, 2016 07:44 AM (JO9+V)

73 @59 Well, that's really having it made! :-) Enjoy the nice weekend, Tim.

And good to see the VNN. Thanks, Vic!

Posted by: Gem at February 19, 2016 07:44 AM (c+gwp)

74 After getting e-mails from the Jeb, Rubio and Cruz team I'm now getting them from Kasich "I'm surging" Uggh. The reason he may be attractive to people is that in contrast to the Rubio-Trump-Cruz slugfest he's seems to be less combative. However, i wouldn't vote for you, John.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 07:45 AM (w4NZ8)

75 48 So the Vatican is going the "Open Borders" route now?


Can't wait for the first Islamic immigrant to show up and demand free stuff.
__________________________

The walls around Vatican City were built to protect the Vatican from . . . (wait for it) . . . Muslims.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 19, 2016 07:45 AM (df5V4)

76 Link here: https://twitter.com/prupaine/status/700660824801746944

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at February 19, 2016 07:45 AM (t5zYU)

77 Marist/NBC SC polls show trump decline, Cruz closing, and Rubio well back in third.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at February 19, 2016 07:44 AM (t5zYU)


Where's Seabiscuit?

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 19, 2016 07:45 AM (JO9+V)

78 57 Thing about Trump/Cruz - as nice and persuading as you are about your pick it is highly doubtful you'll change the minds of others at this point


Right. Cause I vote with my vagina. Not a lot of thinking going on down there.

Posted by: Sandra's Fluke at February 19, 2016 07:45 AM (BO/km)

79 @66. Maet threatened to have 4 of us assassinated. It was hardly subtle.- Posted by: Bruce With a Wang!

Maet is just the guy who would do it. He once pulled a knife on me for just thinking about something I was going to post.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at February 19, 2016 07:46 AM (rnH8X)

80 Only 5% of South Carolinians are Catholic. And 75% of them are Conservative.

I don't think Trump's comments are going to hurt him.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 19, 2016 07:46 AM (1ijHg)

81 Thanks Vic

Posted by: tops at February 19, 2016 07:46 AM (p5xLT)

82 Via SteveKornacki: "Key to tightening SC GOP race in Marist/NBC poll: Cruz opens 20-point lead (42-22) over Trump w/ very conservative voters."

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at February 19, 2016 07:46 AM (t5zYU)

83 I owe NY State a couple of dollars for taxes.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at 7:31
________

I once got a letter from NYS saying that I was going to get an additional tax bill. Something about the state borrowing money from the federal government and the state constitution allowing for me to pick up the tab for the interest on the loan.

Then I got the bill. It was for something like $1.78. I wrote the check and stuffed it in the return envelope the state provided.

Then I got another notice from NYS stating that they didn't need the money after all so they enclosed a refund check for $1.78.

I'm still trying to make sense of it all.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 19, 2016 07:47 AM (/Rrkb)

84 I went to bed before the Overnight thread, so I just want to say this:

Stockdale was a hoss.

And his middle name was Bond. He's the real James Bond.

Posted by: Oschisms at February 19, 2016 07:48 AM (ZsN9X)

85 ...less combative.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 07:45 AM (w4NZ

? The one with all the Karate moves?

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 19, 2016 07:48 AM (oxcYa)

86 Jeb! In 4th two points behind Rubes.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at February 19, 2016 07:48 AM (t5zYU)

87 Question - If one person on the Judicial Committee decides no on a candidate does that block the nominee?



Posted by: tops at February 19, 2016 07:48 AM (p5xLT)

88 Senate Republicans are getting ready to sell us out again. This time on Obama court pick which you know will be a raging liberal thus affecting the court balance. Also, tradition has been that during his last year in office the President will make no appointments saving it for the next President. But Obama is such an asshole and Senate Republicans pretty much give him anything he wants.


http://tinyurl.com/znxnwlw

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 19, 2016 07:15 AM (t2KH5)



The gutless wonders strike again. The party needs to replace the elephant as its mascot with a white flag

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 19, 2016 07:49 AM (45oDG)

89 80
Only 5% of South Carolinians are Catholic. And 75% of them are Conservative.

I don't think Trump's comments are going to hurt him.




Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 19, 2016 07:46 AM (1ijHg)


And just because you're Catholic doesn't mean you like this particular Pope. I wanted to like him, and I gave him every chance, but once he was clearly out of the Red Closet (IE, openly socialist), I couldn't stand by him anymore. To support Socialism is to be an agent of evil.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at February 19, 2016 07:49 AM (J+mig)

90 Thanks Vic! I always learn something.

Posted by: Valiant at February 19, 2016 07:49 AM (2bqlb)

91 Question - If one person on the Judicial Committee decides no on a candidate does that block the nominee?









Posted by: tops at February 19, 2016 07:48 AM (p5xLT)

Seems that's how it worked in the old days.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 19, 2016 07:49 AM (oxcYa)

92 Hillary! being humaliated? On a leash barking like a dog.

Posted by: torabora at February 19, 2016 07:50 AM (5qEbs)

93 Only 5% of South Carolinians are Catholic. And 75% of them are Conservative.

I don't think Trump's comments are going to hurt him.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at February 19, 2016 07:46 AM (1ijHg)



Conservative Catholics, like myself, are not on board with Pope Fidel so it won't hurt Trump.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 19, 2016 07:51 AM (45oDG)

94 My Peters a Saint and a Rock..and my Walls compare to the hanging gardens of Babylon......Genitalia 2:15

Posted by: saf at February 19, 2016 07:51 AM (qKiBT)

95 Marist/NBC SC polls show trump decline, Cruz closing, and Rubio well back in third. Posted by: Y-not


Third place is the New First! Amazing comeback for Rubio. Trump and Cruz devastated. Voters embrace establishment.

Posted by: The MSM at February 19, 2016 07:51 AM (fbovC)

96 Where's Seabiscuit?


Just ahead of Beetle Bomb.

Posted by: freaked at February 19, 2016 07:51 AM (BO/km)

97 I once got a letter from NYS saying that I was going to get an additional tax bill. Something about the state borrowing money from the federal government and the state constitution allowing for me to pick up the tab for the interest on the loan.

Then I got the bill. It was for something like $1.78. I wrote the check and stuffed it in the return envelope the state provided.

Then I got another notice from NYS stating that they didn't need the money after all so they enclosed a refund check for $1.78.

I'm still trying to make sense of it all.

^^^

Pretty much the exact same thing happened to me with my aunt's last Social Security payment that went through after she died.

Gimme!
Here!
I already have it!
So give it back!
Wait, you're not her son? We're going to need some letters testamentary and other paperwork before we give it back...

Posted by: Oschisms at February 19, 2016 07:52 AM (ZsN9X)

98 Posted by: Y-not on the phone at February 19, 2016 07:46 AM

Anything related to NBC scores pathetically low on the Veracity Scale.

Lester Dolt, Angrya Mitchell and Chuck Turd are so heavily invested in Shrillery Clinton that they have lost what little objectivity they may have ever had.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 19, 2016 07:52 AM (JPmdJ)

99 What I think is unfortunate is that a lot of HA refugees had to go other places, Unfortunately . some of the leftist trolls went to sites I like such as "Legal Insurrection". The Trump/Cruz wars have always been a slugfest, but now some people who don't like him and those who do are just out of control and they're adding a level of religious bigotry that I personally find untenable.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 07:52 AM (w4NZ8)

100 Good morning everybody! Where's the coffee?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 19, 2016 07:53 AM (oUvFa)

101 I think it would be funny if Trump gets his wall built with illegal aliens and makes it out of adobe. He could say he got Mexico to build it.

Posted by: torabora at February 19, 2016 07:53 AM (5qEbs)

102 >>>>Scankles refuses to admit she is a pathological liar.

.
.
.She literally should have burst into flames during that interview:

"Well, I will tell you, I have tried in every way I know how, literally
from my years as a young lawyer, all the way through my time as
Secretary of State to level with the American people," Clinton claimed.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 19, 2016 07:53 AM (iONHu)

103 Maybe Beyonce could hire Hells Angels for concert security?

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 19, 2016 07:53 AM (JO9+V)

104 So the Vatican is going the "Open Borders" route now?

--

I suppose it doesn't dawn on this pope that, instead of fixing the holes in their own country's boats, it's better to bum rush America's boat and pull it directly under the water.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at February 19, 2016 07:54 AM (pVkEV)

105 Link to dtailed analysts of candidates' ad spending here:

https://twitter.com/moxiemom/status/700664851698475008

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at February 19, 2016 07:54 AM (t5zYU)

106 Golfman, that's what I thought and Senator Sessions is on the committee. It would be hard to believe that he would sell us out.

Posted by: tops at February 19, 2016 07:54 AM (p5xLT)

107 "Maybe Beyonce could hire Hells Angels for concert security?"

It's almost Flu Season in Miami. Gonna make a whole lot of Cops call in.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at February 19, 2016 07:54 AM (WVsWD)

108 The DNC is helping Scankles buy off all those super delegates.


http://tinyurl.com/gt65log

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 19, 2016 07:16 AM (t2KH5)




Comrade Bernie could win every primary and Hillary will still get the nomination. It would be nice if the Dems who support Comrade Bernie revolted over it but they're such lemmings they'll fall in line

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 19, 2016 07:55 AM (45oDG)

109 It's a Marist poll done for NBC, MrScribbler.

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at February 19, 2016 07:55 AM (t5zYU)

110 Posted by: MrScribbler at February 19, 2016 07:52 AM

Hey, wait a minute.... You're implying there was a little objectivity to begin with. Gonna throw the booty poo flag on that one.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 19, 2016 07:55 AM (oUvFa)

111 Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 19, 2016 07:53 AM (iONHu)

That may be the (darkly) funniest thing I may read here today. "Level with the American people." LOL.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 07:55 AM (w4NZ8)

112 I'm trying to make sense of a conversation I had with a coworker.

She said that she really likes Trump and hopes he wins. I said yeah, I could vote for him but for entirely different reasons.

She asks me "Well, who do you like?"

I said "Given my druthers I'd like to see Cruz win."

She said "Eeeew...that ASSHOLE?!?"

So I say "What, like Trump isn't?!?"

She tried to explain that Trump's assholishness isn't really assholishness because he "gets things done" or something. But I'm still scratching my head at someone who vehemently believes that the Cruz Asshole Quotient is higher than Trump's.

Posted by: Barry O at February 19, 2016 07:56 AM (PFy0L)

113 Wow, sock fail. Sorry!

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at February 19, 2016 07:57 AM (PFy0L)

114 It's clear from the spending and fundraising reports that Trump's campaign is propped up by all the free airtime.

Thanks a lot, FoxNews! :-P

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at February 19, 2016 07:57 AM (t5zYU)

115 Good morning, gun-totin' stump-toothed chigger-pickers!

Not going to work until the afternoon. Taking a few hours off this morning to indulge my aesthetic sensibilities.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 19, 2016 07:57 AM (jR7Wy)

116 Maet threatened to have 4 of us assassinated. It was hardly subtle.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at 7:41
________

I haven't been posting in the threads for some time, so I know it wasn't anything that I said.

Then again, the reason I haven't been commenting is because of the crappy bandwidth in Saigon, where I've been for a while.

Should I be concerned?

Posted by: FireHorse at February 19, 2016 07:57 AM (/Rrkb)

117 Coffee reduces odds of cirrhosis of liver by 44% if you drink more than two cups a day. Brb.

Posted by: mega machines at February 19, 2016 07:59 AM (fbovC)

118 But I'm still scratching my head at someone who vehemently believes that the Cruz Asshole Quotient is higher than Trump's.


Posted by: Barry O at February 19, 2016 07:56 AM (PFy0L)
One of many things learned from the Horde...and overlooking the sock-fail.Never argue with stupid. They'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.


Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 19, 2016 08:00 AM (oxcYa)

119 Of course this election cycle increases odds of cirrhosis of the liver by 44%.

Posted by: mega machines at February 19, 2016 08:00 AM (fbovC)

120 The Fox poll done yesterday shows Trump still far ahead of the pack in SC.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 19, 2016 08:00 AM (t2KH5)

121 Hey, wait a minute.... You're implying there was a little objectivity to begin with. Gonna throw the booty poo flag on that one.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at February 19, 2016 07:55 AM


Just tryin' for a little Corpulent "Captain"- style "fairness," COJ. I think I once saw Lester Dolt report, accurately, that it was raining where he was....

Any "news" NBC spews out on political, environmental, racial or social fronts, however, is suspect. Zombie Brian Williams still haunts their newsroom.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 19, 2016 08:01 AM (JPmdJ)

122 Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law does he meditate day and night.

Morning, law meditators of the day!

Posted by: mindful webworker - risen & shining at February 19, 2016 08:01 AM (x4kJD)

123 so I'm wondering...

the warning in the ONT was b/c of "Trump Warz"?

and it seems Poppin' Fresh and Salem have outdone themselves in hitching their wagon to the Zuckermobile...
they already allowed F*ckbook moonbat hordes to destroy their headline threads....

looks like not content to cut their commentariat by ~ 40% they are going to nuke another 40%

Posted by: sven10077 at February 19, 2016 08:01 AM (g8Hfr)

124 in Saigon, where I've been for a while


One day they'll give you a mission, and then you'll never want another ...

Posted by: Grump928(C) wonders why you didn't come to him like a fucking man at February 19, 2016 08:02 AM (rwI+c)

125 Then I got another notice from NYS stating that they didn't need the money after all so they enclosed a refund check for $1.78.

I'm still trying to make sense of it all.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 19, 2016 07:47 AM (/Rrkb)


_____________________________________________

How much money do you think they spent doing all of that?

Posted by: NotCoach at February 19, 2016 08:03 AM (rsudF)

126 118 Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 19, 2016 08:00 AM (oxcYa)

Trump SuperFan is as "god" glazed as Ogabefan 2008 was darn near.

My current hypothesis is this is Sarah Palin's revenge for the way the Steve Scmidt GOP treated her candidacy.

A *lot* of overlap between the chillbillies and Trump Superfan types.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 19, 2016 08:03 AM (g8Hfr)

127 How much money do you think they spent doing all of that?

Posted by: NotCoach at February 19, 2016 08:03 AM (rsudF)

Shovel-ready.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 19, 2016 08:03 AM (oxcYa)

128 and it seems Poppin' Fresh and Salem have outdone themselves in hitching their wagon to the Zuckermobile...

they already allowed F*ckbook moonbat hordes to destroy their headline threads....


I'll give them this...I haven't clicked on Hot Air for over a year before this happened...and now I'm going there just to bask in the schadenfreude. So I guess they are getting their click out of me.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the "Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat" label at February 19, 2016 08:04 AM (PFy0L)

129 121 Posted by: MrScribbler at February 19, 2016 08:01 AM (JPmdJ)


NBC is to news as the Onion is now to comedy.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 19, 2016 08:04 AM (g8Hfr)

130 Atlanta's heading to a clear, sunny, 65 F today. I may just have to head over to Fellini's for outdoor pizza and beer.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 19, 2016 08:04 AM (bpn7O)

131 Via PatrickSvitek:

"Cruz campaign announces the endorsement of Paulite Carl Bunce, who was Rand's senior adviser in Nevada and Ron's chair/state director there."

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at February 19, 2016 08:04 AM (t5zYU)

132 Senate Republicans are getting ready to sell us out again. This time on Obama court pick which you know will be a raging liberal thus affecting the court balance.

--

Anybody get the email blast from Mitch McConnell (via NRSC) to sign the petition in support of the Senate Republicans?

"I hope you will join us by signing the petition to stand with Senate Republicans as we hold our ground in waiting to confirm a new justice until after 2016, the time by which the American people will have chosen a new president and a new direction for our country."

Yeah, right.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at February 19, 2016 08:04 AM (pVkEV)

133 the warning in the ONT was b/c of "Trump Warz"?

No, probably not primarily. although that may be part of it On Wednesday night it was because several posters went hammer and tongs with each other about what someone does for a living and where they work. You can check out the end of the thread to see.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 08:05 AM (w4NZ8)

134 I wonder if Trump employs any illegal immigrants at any of the properties he owns/manages. Illegals wouldn't come if they couldn't find work.

Would Trump employing illegals be more or less hypocritical than the Vatican having a wall? Hypocracy being the greatest sin a political figure could exhibit.

Posted by: Baron Von Ottomatic at February 19, 2016 08:05 AM (r4Ma1)

135 If I understand the situation correctly, neither Party wants democratic mechanisms for nominating their candidate. The Donks are going with Scankles, despite overwhelming support for the Commie. The GOP establishment will go with Mario, despite overwhelming support for Trump and Cruz.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo, we have no country at February 19, 2016 08:05 AM (1ijHg)

136 From Reagan and John Paul II to Big Brother Bernie and Dope Frankie...

How far we've fallen.

Posted by: Hikaru at February 19, 2016 08:06 AM (WDCYi)

137
Anything related to NBC scores pathetically low on the Veracity Scale.


Their recent poll with WSJ had Trump in a national tie w/ Cruz.

NBC polls are worthless.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 19, 2016 08:07 AM (oVJmc)

138 She tried to explain that Trump's assholishness isn't really assholishness because he "gets things done" or something. But I'm still scratching my head at someone who vehemently believes that the Cruz Asshole Quotient is higher than Trump's.
Posted by: Barry O at February 19, 2016 07:56 AM (PFy0L)

Trump gives Alpha tingles to a lot of women. Women are good at rationalizing asshole behavior by alpha males they like.

Posted by: VidOmnia at February 19, 2016 08:07 AM (mJ++K)

139 Posted by: Baron Von Ottomatic at February 19, 2016 08:05 AM (r4Ma1)

Guaranteed he does. No other way to compete nowadays. The pool is too small.


Illegals. Doing the jobs Americans are paid not to do.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 19, 2016 08:07 AM (oxcYa)

140 133 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 08:05 AM (w4NZ


Ah yes, lawyer jokes being the modern iteration of the holocaust...

miss a week, miss a lot..

Posted by: sven10077 at February 19, 2016 08:07 AM (g8Hfr)

141 Well, I received an e-mail from the County Election Board saying that it's time for all us County Election Judge type people to attend the required election training for this cycle.


Seems it's difficult to find Republican volunteers for this job in the B'More area.

Never could have guessed that one in a million years.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 19, 2016 08:08 AM (ptqRm)

142 Vic: Hollywood is making another bible based story.

I've been thinking of actually going to see Risen in the theater this weekend. Don't know how it will come out, unChristian, smaltzy, or what, but the trailers are impressive, and the premise is intriguing.

Might not, though. Haven't been in a theater since the first Captain America movie. (Well, the first one this century, not the old serials.) And before that, I can't remember. Didn't even go for 13 Hours.

Also: yay! Vic News & Views Network is back!

Posted by: mindful webworker - behold at February 19, 2016 08:08 AM (x4kJD)

143 hey sven

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 19, 2016 08:08 AM (0O7c5)

144 Trump SuperFan is as "god" glazed as Ogabefan 2008 was darn near.
Posted by: sven10077 at February 19, 2016 08:03 AM


Can't argue that some Trump fanbois are WAY over the top.

I will say, however, that more than a few Cruzers are just as bad, if not worse. They accept parts of Rafael's story that would disqualify any other candidate -- and have a taint of Choom Boy about them -- as meaningless.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 19, 2016 08:08 AM (JPmdJ)

145 128 schadenfreude

I'm pretty sure he's the singular and ENTIRE reason that HA switched over to Zuckerbook.

Posted by: Hikaru at February 19, 2016 08:08 AM (WDCYi)

146 Posted by: Grampa Jimbo, we have no country at February 19, 2016 08:05 AM (1ijHg)

Remember that thing I said about absolute power?

Posted by: Zombie Lord Acton at February 19, 2016 08:09 AM (wYnyS)

147 NBC

Nothing But Crap.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo, we have no country at February 19, 2016 08:09 AM (1ijHg)

148 143 Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 19, 2016 08:08 AM (0O7c5)


Ma'am...

snowed here last night but just a dusting....

hope all is well.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 19, 2016 08:10 AM (g8Hfr)

149 >>>Coffee reduces odds of cirrhosis of liver by 44% if you drink more than two cups a day. Brb.

Huh. Between the winebibbing and coffee-slurping, I'm just about right.

Let's face it, if you're over 50 and can go to sleep at night without a drink, and get up in the morning without coffee, you're probably a dog.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 19, 2016 08:10 AM (bpn7O)

150 "Senate Republicans are getting ready to sell us out again."

...surprising precisely no one. This should be the start of civil war, but it won't be. We'll go gentle into that good night.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 19, 2016 08:10 AM (u5gzz)

151 O.K. I think it's rather silly to talk about was in the Vatican-Walls that have been there for hundreds of years. If you want to criticize what the Pope said fine 9and I don't agree with him) but the wall thing is irrelevant IMO. And the best comment about the style of this Pope (Irrespective of his political opinions) was posted by "NC mountain girl" in the Legal Insurrection site in a long, vituperative thread as to whether Trump would benefit from the Pope's commits or not. I would put it here but I think i would end up in the barrell

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 08:10 AM (w4NZ8)

152 Morning

Posted by: Bigby's OTOH at February 19, 2016 08:10 AM (3ZtZW)

153 Return of the Vic
and a foxy Poppins pic

Happy days are here again!

Posted by: mindful webworker - roll out both barrels at February 19, 2016 08:11 AM (x4kJD)

154 'll give them this...I haven't clicked on Hot Air
for over a year before this happened...and now I'm going there just to
bask in the schadenfreude. So I guess they are getting their click out
of me.


Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the "Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat" label at February 19, 2016 08:04 AM (PFy0L)
lol...i've been there more in the last week than in the last 7 years.....i'm wondering why any of these "refugees" ever were there to begin with.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 19, 2016 08:11 AM (0O7c5)

155 How much money do you think they spent doing all of that?

Posted by: NotCoach at 8:03
________

Three mailings to everyone in New York State who was paying employment taxes at the time. Figure a dollar just in postage for each addressee. Another buck or two for the stationery, and who-knows-how-much for other expenses.

So several thousands, easy.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 19, 2016 08:11 AM (/Rrkb)

156 I wonder if Trump employs any illegal immigrants at any of the properties he owns/manages. Illegals wouldn't come if they couldn't find work. 


Doubtful. The penalties for large employers are seriously expensive. But have less than 10 and there's no penalty.

A nation of laws we are. Devised by Rube Goldberg.

Posted by: mega machines at February 19, 2016 08:11 AM (fbovC)

157 Some of my coworkers (both PINKe and rightwing) have likened Trump to Mussolini. Loudly and repeatedly, like a display of political plumage.

Now I could get behind Italian fascism for the slim-cut uniforms alone, but until I see Trump strutting around on a veranda in jodhpurs, I'm withholding support. He does have the aggressive chin jut down pat.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 19, 2016 08:11 AM (jR7Wy)

158 Y'all realize the national poll and the SC poll were from different polling firms, right?

Posted by: Y-not on the phone at February 19, 2016 08:12 AM (t5zYU)

159 144 Posted by: MrScribbler at February 19, 2016 08:08 AM (JPmdJ)


I am prepared to walk through hell in a gasoline suit to keep Barney Zanders and/or Hillary! out of office.

I have two simple little demands of the GOP to do so.

1) no Yeb!

2) No Mark the Rube.

I prefer Cruz, I will be content enough to get my liberal democrat screwing from Trump in lieu of the Dynamic Donk Duo barring more extreme idiocy from Duh Donald.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 19, 2016 08:12 AM (g8Hfr)

160 Posted by: sven10077 at February 19, 2016 08:12 AM (g8Hfr)

Well said.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at February 19, 2016 08:13 AM (oxcYa)

161 There's a joke in there somewhere about NBC and chickens and peacocks. Need moar caffeine.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 19, 2016 08:13 AM (JO9+V)

162 Now I could get behind Italian fascism for the
slim-cut uniforms alone, but until I see Trump strutting around on a
veranda in jodhpurs, I'm withholding support. He does have the
aggressive chin jut down pat.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 19, 2016 08:11 AM (jR7Wy)
i don't think that will ever happen.....trump is all preppy collar pop polo in floridian colors and rolls royce golf carts......

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 19, 2016 08:13 AM (0O7c5)

163 lol...i've been there more in the last week than in the last 7 years.....i'm wondering why any of these "refugees" ever were there to begin with.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 19, 2016 08:11 AM (0O7c5)


____________________________________________

Why is HA a go to source for Ace?

There was nothing major wrong with HA before Ed/Salem lost their flipping minds and decided to give the bird to all their members.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 19, 2016 08:14 AM (rsudF)

164 Trump gives Alpha tingles to a lot of women. Women are good at rationalizing asshole behavior by alpha males they like.

That is a good insight and one I haven't thought of. She likes that Shark Tank show too, so I think you're onto something.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the at February 19, 2016 08:14 AM (PFy0L)

165 Y'all realize the national poll and the SC poll were from different polling firms, right?

Yes, commissioned by NBC.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 19, 2016 08:15 AM (oVJmc)

166 Posted by: sven10077 at February 19, 2016 08:12 AM

I can get on that train.

I have not said I will NOT vote for Cruzer, though at the moment he is barely above Vermin Supreme on my list of potential candidates until he can account for a couple of things that really bother the hell out of me.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 19, 2016 08:16 AM (JPmdJ)

167 Vic: RINO Rubio cancelled a speech at a conservative review group in SC...

FIVE MINUTES before his scheduled speech, claiming he had a "scheduling conflict." Pathetic worm.

A reporter asked [Mark] Levin, "What do you make of Marco Rubio not being on the schedule?"

"This is a conservative convention. First he said he was coming. Then he didn't come. So the voters can draw their own conclusions from that," he answered....

"...Maybe he had a meeting with the Ripon society or something. Or LULAC [League of United Latin American Citizens], or La Raza.

"It was pretty damn rude of Rubio, quite frankly. It is up to him to do what he wants to do, but ... we had several thousand people to hear what he wanted to say...."


Breitbart
http://bit.ly/1Kuv3i8

"Mama tol' me not to come..."

Oh, wait. That would be Jeb!...

Posted by: mindful webworker - roll out both barrels at February 19, 2016 08:16 AM (x4kJD)

168 http://preview.tinyurl.com/hara33f

Legal Insurrection thread on the Pope's comments and whether this will hurt Trump. Very astute comment on this Pope from NCMountainGirl is timestamped Feb 18, 6:00 p.m.. I think this poster must be Catholic. If not' she's very informed about the style of the previous Popes as compared to Francis

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 08:16 AM (w4NZ8)

169 >>I wonder if Trump employs any illegal immigrants at any of the properties he owns/manages. Illegals wouldn't come if they couldn't find work.

A week or so after Trump announced last June, the WaPo did a piece interviewing workers building the new Trump hotel in DC. There were quite a few illegals who were quoted in the article, anonymously of course.


Posted by: JackStraw at February 19, 2016 08:16 AM (/tuJf)

170 HAHAHA.

HotAir no longer puts the number of comments for each story on the front page, just a link to 'comments.'

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 19, 2016 08:17 AM (oVJmc)

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


egbert rumpus bumpus replied to Mystery Meat

Sadly, even when renowned lifelong Islamic scholars like Imam al Hadji Cameron, speaking from his Downing Street madrassa through an Arabic/English interpreter, tell them that what they are doing is "nothing to do with Islam", they still won't take notice.
Peace won't come until it is demanded by Allah's ultimate authoritative viceregents on earth, the ABC/Fairfax frightbats. Unfortunately, they are too busy at present fighting the most dangerous and evil enemies facing humanity today, western heterosexual white men who wear blue ties or look at their watch.

Posted by: undocumented at February 19, 2016 08:17 AM (e8kgV)

172 Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 19, 2016 08:11 AM (jR7Wy)

LOL.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 08:18 AM (w4NZ8)

173 170 HAHAHA.

HotAir no longer puts the number of comments for each story on the front page, just a link to 'comments.'

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 19, 2016 08:17 AM (oVJmc)


______________________________________________

I guess this is the denial stage.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 19, 2016 08:19 AM (rsudF)

174 I'm a Super Patriot Conservative!

Posted by: WannabeAnglican at February 19, 2016 08:19 AM (NWYnU)

175 @163

HA started to go downhill when they brought Noah Rothman over from Mediaite (though he didn't last long).

As far as Ed himself, I'm pretty sure he's fallen in the thrall of Dope Frankie, and now thinks he has to be a commie bastard like Ill Papa in order to remain a Catholic in Good Standing.

Posted by: Hikaru at February 19, 2016 08:19 AM (WDCYi)

176 167 With Mario it was probably a software issue.

Posted by: steevy at February 19, 2016 08:19 AM (B48dK)

177 Re Maet's warning; what the hell happened? Did all the new "mystery" posters decide to get ugly yesterday? I've noted a lot of new names never seen around the AoSHQ before, that had the smell of "bombing run" from an "unknown" source, as we used to call it back in the day. Hope someone can put me some knowledge here...

Posted by: The Oort Cloud - Source of all SMODs at February 19, 2016 08:19 AM (H8S/S)

178 Just as a mental exercise.
Imagine Trump appearing on Shark Tank, attempting to sell one of his ideas to the Sharks.

I don't know how that would play out.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 19, 2016 08:20 AM (ptqRm)

179 Trump SuperFan is as "god" glazed as Ogabefan 2008 was darn near.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 19, 2016 08:03 AM

Can't argue that some Trump fanbois are WAY over the top.

I
will say, however, that more than a few Cruzers are just as bad, if not
worse. They accept parts of Rafael's story that would disqualify any
other candidate -- and have a taint of Choom Boy about them -- as
meaningless.


Posted by: MrScribbler at February 19, 2016 08:08 AM (JPmdJ)

And MrScribbler's post points out something important... it ain't just Trump Super Fan who pees in the pool.

Such individuals are capable of rational conversation until... seemingly out of nowhere like a weirdly political Tourette Syndrome... Rafael!, Canadian!!!, sooper, double plus secret amnesty booster!!!!!! pops out.


Always from the same people and ALWAYS completely unshakeable and unmoved by facts.


Posted by: redbanzai at February 19, 2016 08:20 AM (NPofj)

180 Fuck the GOP.

When the shooting starts, I hope people remember that it was caused by the Republican Party.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 19, 2016 08:21 AM (u5gzz)

181 415
Unfortunately did not get to this thread until late last evening but absolutely superb observations Ace.

I
know and have worked with many of the party and "establishment" folks
personally. In fact you would consider me part of the party
establishment by most measures. Let me disavow you of the notion that
these people are interested in negotiating with or addressing the
grievances of the other wings of the party. They are not. They are
interested in unconditional victory over the Cruz and Trump wings of the
party with Marco Rubio at the head of their banners.

Again, I
know these people. If Rubio ultimately prevails (very possible if Trump
and Cruz continue to split the rebel votes) they will not learn any
lessons from this. They will not regard it as a close call or an
opportunity to reevaluate status quo positions and "listen" to their
voters. They will regard it as total victory and they will rub your face
in it. They will tell stories and sing songs of the time they stopped
the barbarians at the gate and "saved" the party. It will be the
greatest thing they ever participated in related to politics. Trust me
on this and act accordingly.

I'm ok with the Cruz led rebellion
and I'm ok with the Trump led rebellion but I disagree with Ace that
these are (at present) equal size factions. I have yet to see Cruz poll
above 25% in just about any major, recent state or national poll (NBC
outlier notwithstanding). As long as Cruz has a credible path to the
nomination, more power to him but that window may close sooner for him
than for Trump. Once/If that happens, Cruz voters will have a choice -
Trump or Complete Establishment victory in the form of Marco Rubio. Do
not fool yourselves that you have other less Binary options. You don't.

Posted by: CastleP at February 19, 2016 08:22 AM (7+oeE)

182 There's a joke in there somewhere about NBC and chickens and peacocks.

===

Not that it matters but there is an old superstition about peacock feathers and theatre that extended towards TV in its early years. If there were peacock feathers on the set or even pictured in the program or posters it was considered bad luck and a guaranteed flop.

Posted by: Bigby's OTOH at February 19, 2016 08:22 AM (3ZtZW)

183 I wonder if Trump employs any illegal immigrants at any of the properties he owns/manages. Illegals wouldn't come if they couldn't find work. "

First off. The vast majority of illegals have phony work papeers, SSN's etc. If and it is a big if the documents can be verified as phony the person should not be hired.

Second. Again the vast majority of phony documents can not be verified as phony due to your own federal goober'mint.

Thirdly. If you refuse to hire someone because you "think" they are ilegal be prepared for a zillion lawsuits, mostly agian from your own federal goober'mint.

You will lose and end up without a cent to your name.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at February 19, 2016 08:22 AM (WVsWD)

184
Now I could get behind Italian fascism for the
slim-cut uniforms alone, but until I see Trump strutting around on a
veranda in jodhpurs, I'm withholding support. He does have the
aggressive chin jut down pat.


Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 19, 2016 08:11 AM (jR7Wy)



Actually, I suspect you'd be quite foxy in a "She-Wolf of the SS" regalia, too.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 19, 2016 08:23 AM (X6fMO)

185 168 http://preview.tinyurl.com/hara33f

Legal Insurrection thread on the Pope's comments and whether this will hurt Trump. Very astute comment on this Pope from NCMountainGirl is timestamped Feb 18, 6:00 p.m.. I think this poster must be Catholic. If not' she's very informed about the style of the previous Popes as compared to Francis
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 08:16 AM (w4NZ


That is a good comment.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at February 19, 2016 08:23 AM (zYV5P)

186 >>Always from the same people and ALWAYS completely unshakeable and unmoved by facts.

Well at least ace is keeping an open mind about Rubio.

This happens every election. People pick their candidate and then proclaim that it is the other guy who won't see the truth and glory. We're all guilty of it to one degree or another.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 19, 2016 08:23 AM (/tuJf)

187 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 19, 2016 08:23 AM (ZQfW9)

188 So the boy is going to be 3yo in April and I'm trying to figure out gifts. Will be an outside party. Ideas?

Posted by: Bigby's OTOH at February 19, 2016 08:24 AM (3ZtZW)

189 Well at least ace is keeping an open mind about Rubio.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 19, 2016 08:23 AM (/tuJf)


________________________________________________

You forgot your sarc tag.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 19, 2016 08:25 AM (rsudF)

190 Posted by: WannabeAnglican at February 19, 2016 08:19 AM (NWYnU)

It's not the Super Patriot Conservatives that's the problem. According to Maet it's SPC's thinking that this identification gives them a license to be ass***** (Just quoting him) If you're a ******* you disguise it so well one can't tell. You have to "up" your game (or would that be "down" your game?) if you want to be an ******** :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 08:25 AM (w4NZ8)

191 The EPA forces new mandates on sewer districts which cause people's rates to go up. What's the answer, why, start a new federal welfare program for sewer bills!

Woo-hoo!

Outside of this group of people here, is there anyone who pays their own way in life? Seriously?


http://tinyurl.com/zjgxhey

Posted by: bicentennialguy at February 19, 2016 08:25 AM (vg8iE)

192 Happy belated BD MP4!

Thanks Mr. Vic for the news!

Posted by: Fewenuff at February 19, 2016 08:25 AM (T/sbU)

193 "Ideas"

Nerf Machine gun. He'll love it.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at February 19, 2016 08:26 AM (WVsWD)

194 So the boy is going to be 3yo in April and I'm trying to figure out gifts. Will be an outside party. Ideas?

Posted by: Bigby's OTOH at February 19, 2016 08:24 AM (3ZtZW)

Tonka dump truck. The big honkin' yellow one. All metal, no electronics.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 19, 2016 08:26 AM (JO9+V)

195 186
>>Always from the same people and ALWAYS completely unshakeable and unmoved by facts.



Well at least ace is keeping an open mind about Rubio.



This happens every election. People pick their candidate and then
proclaim that it is the other guy who won't see the truth and glory.
We're all guilty of it to one degree or another.


So you're good with complete establishment victory then. Status Quo working for you?

Posted by: CastleP at February 19, 2016 08:27 AM (7+oeE)

196 Why can't those low-brow mongoloid supporters of Candidate X learn to keep a civil tongue in their filthy, inbred heads?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 19, 2016 08:27 AM (oVJmc)

197 Good morning all.


From this date in 1944- Anzio, Italy


Feb 19, 1944 - The EZ Dog Journal
Our CA and a new German attack started almost simultaneously at different points. The Germans down the center of their salient and our tanks on their left flank. Situation clearing somewhat. Germans forced to withdraw with heavy casualties. Much artillery fire and bombing on both sides.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 19, 2016 08:27 AM (NeFrd)

198 "So the boy is going to be 3yo in April and I'm trying to figure out gifts. "



Lawn darts maybe.

Just make sure that he's always the thrower, and not the catcher.

Save the chemistry set for his seventh birthday.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 19, 2016 08:28 AM (ptqRm)

199 Why can't those low-brow mongoloid supporters of Candidate X learn to keep a civil tongue in their filthy, inbred heads?

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 19, 2016 08:27 AM (oVJmc)


Exactly!!!

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 19, 2016 08:28 AM (JO9+V)

200 I'll say this for the commie Pope - he's a real miracle worker!

I never thought Rubio, Jeb!, Trump, and I would be united in anything, but we are - regarding his daring to criticize Trump as not-Christian.

(Which is not to say anything pro-Trump's religion, after he's criticized the faith of Carson and of Cruz!)

Posted by: mindful webworker - it's a murrical! at February 19, 2016 08:28 AM (x4kJD)

201 Posted by: Bigby's OTOH at February 19, 2016 08:24 AM (3ZtZW)


LEGO sets. They have a custom Batman one that has enthralled Grand-son Hrothgar VIII for some time!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 19, 2016 08:28 AM (wYnyS)

202 This happens every election. People pick their
candidate and then proclaim that it is the other guy who won't see the
truth and glory. We're all guilty of it to one degree or another.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 19, 2016 08:23 AM (/tuJf)

The only group I have ever seen here or on Breitbart that were as obnoxious about the other guy as Trump's more enthusiastic supporters were Luap Nor's supporters.

Except Trump's people are more uncivil.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 19, 2016 08:29 AM (NPofj)

203 >>>Actually, I suspect you'd be quite foxy in a "She-Wolf of the SS" regalia, too.

Women: You can't live with them, and you can't get them to dress up in a skimpy little Nazi costume and beat you with a warm squash or something...

Posted by: Emo Phillips at February 19, 2016 08:29 AM (bpn7O)

204 So the boy is going to be 3yo in April and I'm trying to figure out gifts. Will be an outside party. Ideas?


****

Falcon?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 19, 2016 08:29 AM (NeFrd)

205 bigby

if the weather is nice, water guns.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 19, 2016 08:30 AM (0O7c5)

206 "Anybody get the email blast from Mitch McConnell (via NRSC) to sign the petition in support of the Senate Republicans?
"

I did get one from the executor of a wealthy estate in Nigeria and trust both equally.

Posted by: AE at February 19, 2016 08:30 AM (+ft6G)

207 Crap! What did I miss yesterday that necessitates bringing out the ban hammer? Fudge, why do I always miss the good stuff... Because I'm always fricken late to the party!

Posted by: Auntie Doodles at February 19, 2016 08:30 AM (teYv/)

208 "Except Trump's people are more uncivil."

"Trumps an asshole"

Yeah I see what you mean. The second quote really adds to the debate and points out how uncivil the Trump people are.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at February 19, 2016 08:31 AM (WVsWD)

209 Except Trump's people are more uncivil.


Posted by: redbanzai at February 19, 2016 08:29 AM (NPofj)


Yeah! We like ketchup on our hot dogs too! Neener! Neener!

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 19, 2016 08:31 AM (JO9+V)

210 *blinks*
*looks around*

Still alive. Dammit!

Fine, might as well go have some coffee.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 08:31 AM (0mRoj)

211 So the boy is going to be 3yo in April and I'm trying to figure out gifts. Will be an outside party. Ideas?



Posted by: Bigby's OTOH at February 19, 2016 08:24 AM (3ZtZW)


A tool belt with real rather than plastic tools (hammer, screw driver, etc). Some hardware stores have them.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 19, 2016 08:31 AM (NPofj)

212 (Which is not to say anything pro-Trump's religion, after he's criticized the faith of Carson and of Cruz!)

Posted by: mindful webworker - it's a murrical! at February 19, 2016 08:28 AM (x4kJD)

I understand the point,but I note that Trump is not the Pope when he makes such comments, nor does Trump have status in any theological hierarchy.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 19, 2016 08:31 AM (wYnyS)

213 I did get one from the executor of a wealthy estate in Nigeria and trust both equally.

Posted by: AE at February 19, 2016 08:30 AM (+ft6G)


______________________________________________

Listen, if you can't cover the full amount of the check for Nigeria just cover half and send it to me. I'll cover the other half and send a check to Nigeria for the full amount.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 19, 2016 08:32 AM (rsudF)

214 Fine, might as well go have some coffee.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 08:31 AM (0mRoj)
good morning insomniac......

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 19, 2016 08:32 AM (0O7c5)

215 I am curious about "Risen" but I don't go to movie theaters anymore. Last time I went was for "The Return Of the King", last of the LOTR movies. Aside from the cost of tickets and popcorn, the sound systems at movie theaters don't go well with my hearing aids.

I'll wait for reviews from The Horde and, if a good film, get it on DVD.

Posted by: JTB at February 19, 2016 08:32 AM (FvdPb)

216 "*blinks*
*looks around*

Still alive. Dammit! "

Maybe not.

You could have Buzzion Syndrome.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 19, 2016 08:33 AM (ptqRm)

217 I did get one from the executor of a wealthy estate in Nigeria and trust both equally.

Posted by: AE at February 19, 2016 08:30 AM (+ft6G)

I expect the cash benefits from the Nigerian executor to arrive well before any positive results from McConnell's machinations!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 19, 2016 08:33 AM (wYnyS)

218 >>So you're good with complete establishment victory then. Status Quo working for you?

What twisted sort of logic led you to that observation? The fact that I said we all choose our candidate and then assume it's the other person who doesn't see the light means I want a complete establishment victory? The fact that I have been openly for Cruz since my original candidate, Walker, dropped out leads you to believe I am in full support of the establishment does it?

You must have honed that insight at Hot Air.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 19, 2016 08:33 AM (/tuJf)

219 Several posters have come straight out and said anyone supporting Trump is an idiot (or worse).

Posted by: steevy at February 19, 2016 08:33 AM (B48dK)

220 Save the chemistry set for his seventh birthday.

====

You know, I bought this book called "caveman chemistry" awhile back. It has a series of chapters where you make one thing at a time, and they build upon each other so you get to learn the whole process.

It'll be say, make charcoal, make a crucible, make wood-ash lye, make soap, etc. so its all very low-tech but practical. Eventually it leads up to sugar rockets. I think I'll do that as a walk-through with him when he's able, but I'll take it to black powder and thermite. Maybe.

Posted by: Bigby's OTOH at February 19, 2016 08:34 AM (3ZtZW)

221
So the boy is going to be 3yo in April and I'm trying to figure out gifts. Will be an outside party. Ideas?



Posted by: Bigby's OTOH at February 19, 2016 08:24 AM (3ZtZW)


A collectible he'll treasure for many years. Like the SI Swimsuit Edition complete history + dvd. You can custody it for him for safekeeping.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 19, 2016 08:34 AM (JO9+V)

222
"*blinks*
*looks around*

Still alive. Dammit! "


Welcome to my world.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 19, 2016 08:35 AM (X6fMO)

223 219 Several posters have come straight out and said anyone supporting Trump is an idiot (or worse).

Posted by: steevy at February 19, 2016 08:33 AM (B48dK)


_____________________________________________

Save the vitriol for loony Sander's supporters. They deserve it.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 19, 2016 08:35 AM (rsudF)

224 Posted by: Count de Monet at February 19, 2016 08:34 AM (JO9+V)


Nothing like a gift for the ages!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 19, 2016 08:36 AM (wYnyS)

225 Looks like I missed an ONT discussion on marriage and divorce and shit. One anecdote was offered with a hypothetical that a particular woman wouldn't have been upset with her husband if he'd been working late. Let me tell you, I could do no right. I came home late from work, I was shamed for not spending enough time with her or the kids, or accused of not caring about her, blah blah blah. Keep in mind in my line of work I could easily have been working or networking until very late at night every night of the week including weekends, which I chose not to do. But it was never EVER good enough.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 08:36 AM (0mRoj)

226 Still alive. Dammit!

I don't like to hear that. :^) I'm going to say it again and I know you're sick of it. (So, sue me; You're a lawyer), but there are more people than you realize who would be beyond upset if you took the permanent walk off the pier. If nothing else, think of four of them and what their faces would be like if they get the call or the talk from someone else.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 08:36 AM (w4NZ8)

227 Well, we can watch (waste our time) in the latest iteration of the eGOP's Kubuki Theatre of Political Failure.....

Or....

We can do something useful, like learn how to tie all kinds of interesting knots, hint hint.

Here is an amazing website that can help.

http://www.animatedknots.com/




Posted by: Hope@ZeroKelvin at February 19, 2016 08:36 AM (IC15i)

228 Barack Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at February 19, 2016 08:36 AM (kff5f)

229 What twisted sort of logic led you to that observation? The fact that I said we all choose our candidate and then assume it's the other person who doesn't see the light

I haven't chosen any candidate. At this rate, I'm not going to.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 19, 2016 08:37 AM (326rv)

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

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at February 19, 2016 08:37 AM (kff5f)

231 Welcome to my world.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 19, 2016 08:35 AM (X6fMO)


Yep, still on the green side of the grass, so might as well get breakfast!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 19, 2016 08:37 AM (wYnyS)

232 Women: You can't live with them, and you can't get them to dress up in a skimpy little Nazi costume and beat you with a warm squash or something...Posted by: Emo Phillips at February 19, 2016 08:29 AM (bpn7O)You were married to Judy Tenuta. I'd say your experience with women is. . . troubled, at best.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 19, 2016 08:38 AM (X6fMO)

233 214 Fine, might as well go have some coffee.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 08:31 AM (0mRoj)
good morning insomniac......
Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 19, 2016 08:32 AM (0O7c5)

And a good morning to you too, PG. I sincerely hope you're in a way better mood than I am.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 08:39 AM (0mRoj)

234 Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 08:36 AM (0mRoj)

And BTW, I have not checked my Fenelon e-mail in a while for which I apologize, but my land line number is on there

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 08:39 AM (w4NZ8)

235 208
"Except Trump's people are more uncivil."



"Trumps an asshole"



Yeah I see what you mean. The second quote really adds to the debate and points out how uncivil the Trump people are.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at February 19, 2016 08:31 AM (WVsWD)
Ha! Exactly.
Ironically, I do have a pretty ironclad life rule:"Don't hire ***holes, don't date ***holes, don't tolerate ***hole friends."And I will concede that Trump can certainly be a bit of an ***hole.
I think his support comes down to two things in that regard:1. The "Yeah he's an ***hole but he's my ***hole" phenomenon2. The big picture. The need to remake the GOP is more important than whether Trump is a nice guy and he has all the right enemies.

Posted by: CastleP at February 19, 2016 08:39 AM (7+oeE)

236 Several posters have come straight out and said anyone supporting Trump is an idiot (or worse).

====

I'm going to enjoy their tears.

Posted by: Bigby's OTOH at February 19, 2016 08:39 AM (3ZtZW)

237 So the boy is going to be 3yo in April and I'm trying to figure out gifts. Will be an outside party. Ideas?

Posted by: Bigby's OTOH at February 19, 2016 08:24 AM (3ZtZW)

Whatever you get, make sure it comes in a big cardboard box, because that empty box is what he will play with!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 19, 2016 08:39 AM (EZebt)

238 I will say the Pope approving birth control for the women in the zika mosquito zones is heartening. That's about the only good thing I see from his trip.

Posted by: mega machines at February 19, 2016 08:40 AM (fbovC)

239 BF Barry is blowing off a funeral to be with me!

Posted by: Reggie at February 19, 2016 08:40 AM (m0JA3)

240 >>I haven't chosen any candidate. At this rate, I'm not going to.

I'm backing Cruz but my enthusiasm level is pretty low. I like his positions for the most part but I have a hard time warming up to him personally. He gives me an Eddie Haskel vibe that I can't shake.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 19, 2016 08:41 AM (/tuJf)

241 I think his support comes down to two things in that regard:1. The "Yeah he's an ***hole but he's my ***hole" phenomenon2. The big picture. The need to remake the GOP is more important than whether Trump is a nice guy and he has all the right enemies.
Posted by: CastleP

We KNOW that the GOP lies to us, and does not serve our needs, or even their stated goals. Time and again, they cave to the dems. Time and again, they fail to do what the dems have done, either in the minority or the majority.

We think that Trump may be different in this. he sounds different at least. But that's all we know.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 19, 2016 08:42 AM (326rv)

242 222
"*blinks*
*looks around*

Still alive. Dammit! "

Welcome to my world.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 19, 2016 08:35 AM (X6fMO)

I'm sorry that's your world right now. I just took a lifelong stock of all shit yesterday, from earliest memory to present day. It left me feeling pretty awful.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 08:42 AM (0mRoj)

243 Whatever you get, make sure it comes in a big cardboard box, because that empty box is what he will play with!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 19, 2016 08:39 AM


I must have missed something. Didn't realize Bigby was talking about a three year-old cat.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 19, 2016 08:42 AM (JPmdJ)

244 Sorry if the following comes off a little whine-y or "pity me" ish. I've had a bad week.



Anybody in the DFW Metroplex need a senior C# developer/team lead?

'Cause my current client sucks, and the consulting company for which I work seems to delight in finding new ways to screw me (well, all the employees, really) over.

Oh, and then when I complained yesterday about one of the new "improved" policies (because I was asked point-blank - I'm content just to keep my head down if they'll let me), they tried to guilt-trip me for being upset that my compensation has effectively been cut by 5%+.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at February 19, 2016 08:42 AM (kff5f)

245 "Except Trump's people are more uncivil."



"Trumps an asshole"



Yeah I see what you mean. The second quote really adds to the debate and points out how uncivil the Trump people are.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at February 19, 2016 08:31 AM (WVsWD)

And your point is?....
You know Trump is an asshole. You LIKE that Trump is an asshole. It is almost that whole basis of his attraction that he is perceived as an asshole who doesn't take shit from anyone.

That is a matter of opinion but it is an opinion that is widely held by his friends and foes alike.
That is quite different than spewing supposed "facts" that aren't facts at all despite correction from both lowly posters and COBs. And it is quite different than personally attacking posters here who don't agree with you (and by you, I don't mean you personally... as I said, this only applies to some Trump supporters. ).

Posted by: redbanzai at February 19, 2016 08:44 AM (NPofj)

246 Oh. So today is depression day at the HQ.

Well, I guess that last post of mine fits right in...

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at February 19, 2016 08:44 AM (kff5f)

247 237 So the boy is going to be 3yo in April and I'm trying to figure out gifts. Will be an outside party. Ideas?

Posted by: Bigby's OTOH at February 19, 2016 08:24 AM (3ZtZW)

Whatever you get, make sure it comes in a big cardboard box, because that empty box is what he will play with!
Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 19, 2016 08:39 AM (EZebt)

Truer words were never spoken. You could have the coolest largest motorized life-size mega-ninja-robot-killdozer that cost more than your car, and they'll end up playing with the damn box it came in instead.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 08:45 AM (0mRoj)

248 Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at February 19, 2016 08:42 AM (kff5f)

Sorry to hear that Allen.

I can't help. Hope things work out for you.

Posted by: joe at February 19, 2016 08:45 AM (KUaJL)

249 Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at February 19, 2016 08:42 AM (kff5f)



I'm a few hours South of there, but I'll keep my ears open. I work in the tech field, someone I know might know someone.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at February 19, 2016 08:46 AM (J+mig)

250 Emo never treated me as anything but a mattress that could cook.

So yeah, I withheld the skimpy uniform and the squash.

Posted by: Judy Tenuta at February 19, 2016 08:46 AM (bpn7O)

251 Actually, I suspect you'd be quite foxy in a "She-Wolf of the SS" regalia, too.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 19, 2016 08:23 AM (X6fMO)
---

*blushes coyly*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 19, 2016 08:46 AM (jR7Wy)

252 Truer words were never spoken. You could have the coolest largest motorized life-size mega-ninja-robot-killdozer that cost more than your car, and they'll end up playing with the damn box it came in instead.

I occasionally give my kids cardboard boxes from other stuff we buy. We call them "magic anything boxes."

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at February 19, 2016 08:46 AM (kff5f)

253 234 Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 08:36 AM (0mRoj)

And BTW, I have not checked my Fenelon e-mail in a while for which I apologize, but my land line number is on there
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 08:39 AM (w4NZ

I sent a partial reply to your emails a couple of days ago, I think.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 08:46 AM (0mRoj)

254 AllenG, may I suggest you look at Vic's post #5?

Print it and fill it in!

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 19, 2016 08:46 AM (JPmdJ)

255 I must have missed something. Didn't realize Bigby was talking about a three year-old cat.


Posted by: MrScribbler at February 19, 2016 08:42 AM (JPmdJ)


Bigby... if your three year old is a cat, disregard my tool belt advice and go for catnip infused fuzzy mice.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 19, 2016 08:46 AM (NPofj)

256 FenelonSpoke: O.K. I think it's rather silly to talk about was in the Vatican-Walls that have been there for hundreds of years...."

Really? Lots of commenters and cartoonists disagree with you on that one, FS - including myself.

Islamic terrorist standing outside Vatican barrier: "Meester Pope, tear down this wall!"

I don't see why the age of the wall has anything to do with it. Frankie basically wants open borders for the New World Order (heedless of consequences, just like all leftists) and lives behind a wall at home just like anti-gun politicians are surrounded by armed guards.

Hypocrisy - you should find his picture next to the word in the dictionary.

Posted by: mindful webworker - electrify the fence at February 19, 2016 08:47 AM (x4kJD)

257 For my birthday when I was three my parents got me a big cardboard box. It came in an even bigger cardboard box and quite frankly I was confused as to which one I was supposed to play with.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 19, 2016 08:47 AM (NeFrd)

258 218
>>So you're good with complete establishment victory then. Status Quo working for you?



What twisted sort of logic led you to that observation? The fact
that I said we all choose our candidate and then assume it's the other
person who doesn't see the light means I want a complete establishment
victory? The fact that I have been openly for Cruz since my original
candidate, Walker, dropped out leads you to believe I am in full support
of the establishment does it?



You must have honed that insight at Hot Air.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 19, 2016 08:33 AM (/tuJf)

I may have misread your statement about Rubio. While this comment system is superior to everything else, it has it's drawbacks - one of which is following replies to previous posts.
Also - not so much on HotAir. Have never posted there. Have posted here numerous times and been reading


Posted by: CastleP at February 19, 2016 08:48 AM (7+oeE)

259 Truer words were never spoken. You could have the coolest largest motorized life-size mega-ninja-robot-killdozer that cost more than your car, and they'll end up playing with the damn box it came in instead.

--

Kids and cats. There's a certain symmetry.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at February 19, 2016 08:48 AM (pVkEV)

260 quite frankly I was confused as to which one I was supposed to play with.

Which is a problem we males often have throughout life.

Though I'll point out that specific occasion was one where "both" was an acceptable answer.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at February 19, 2016 08:49 AM (kff5f)

261 Bigby!!!

http://tinyurl.com/gs66u8n

Trust me.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 19, 2016 08:49 AM (ptqRm)

262 *And been reading for many years

Posted by: CastleP at February 19, 2016 08:49 AM (7+oeE)

263 "It came in an even bigger cardboard box and quite frankly I was confused as to which one I was supposed to play with."


You're parents were screwing with ya.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 19, 2016 08:49 AM (toFlu)

264 >>>Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at February 19, 2016 08:42 AM (kff5f)

Start looking for new work now. Don't say/do anything to rock the boat until you've found new work. Then, simply hand in your notice. It's the best way to do these things.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 19, 2016 08:49 AM (bpn7O)

265 Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at February 19, 2016 08:42 AM (kff5f)

Crap. Sorry dude. I loathe employers that make you eat shit then act like you should be grateful for it.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 08:50 AM (0mRoj)

266 And your point is?....

===

That Cruz supporters are assholes. I thought that was evident.

Posted by: Bigby's OTOH at February 19, 2016 08:50 AM (3ZtZW)

267 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 19, 2016 08:49 AM (ptqRm)

Gaylord boxes?

*types*
*deletes*

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at February 19, 2016 08:50 AM (kff5f)

268 A tool belt with real rather than plastic tools (hammer, screw driver, etc). Some hardware stores have them.
Posted by: redbanzai at February 19, 2016 08:31 AM (NPofj)
---
Now I was a 4-year-old girl, but I loved my batmobile -- with a tool kit in the trunk!

Wheels, man. Sweet freedom.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 19, 2016 08:50 AM (jR7Wy)

269 I'm sorry that's your world right now. I just took a lifelong stock of all shit yesterday, from earliest memory to present day. It left me feeling pretty awful. Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 08:42 AM (0mRoj)**pushes bottle of Pappy Van Winkle through USB port**I'm so sorry, Insomniac. I went through the same thing Tuesday.It's hard, especially if you feel that there's no one you can confide in. Oh, there is the Horde, but catharsis through a cathode ray screen is different than being able to unload on someone face-to-face. And then there's the worry that you're boring the fuck out of whomever you're talking to, because, why would they want to hear your problems? I wish I had advice to give you, but since my usual method of dealing with this sort of thing is to crawl into a bottle, I'm really not of much use. I guess all I can do is take a leaf from Fenelon's book and say, try to see who cares about you, who loves you and who you make happy.And please feel free to e-mail me through my nic. Depression sucks mightily, I know. You can always talk to me.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 19, 2016 08:50 AM (X6fMO)

270 Bring Back Dueling!

http://tinyurl.com/jeso26o

Posted by: NotCoach at February 19, 2016 08:51 AM (rsudF)

271 Tools,

here we are talking about tools again. Man, the Horde has some strange fetishes. So anyway, I mustabeen about five(ish) six(ish) and I got one of those tool belts with real tools, hammer, pliers, hand saw. And I immediately applied hand saw tool to anything that was sawable. Yep. Basement door, but it was only a tiny notch just to see the saw cut the wood.

I got a beatin' and the tools disappeared.

Times were different back then.

True Story.

Then there was the Lionel Train set incident. . .

Posted by: Williams Billybongson at February 19, 2016 08:51 AM (F83Pn)

272 That Cruz supporters are assholes. I thought that was evident.

Posted by: Bigby's OTOH at February 19, 2016 08:50 AM (3ZtZW)


________________________________________________

Yes I am.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 19, 2016 08:52 AM (rsudF)

273 257 For my birthday when I was three my parents got me a big cardboard box. It came in an even bigger cardboard box and quite frankly I was confused as to which one I was supposed to play with.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 19, 2016 08:47 AM (NeFrd)

I got a rock. They told me to pretend it was a big cardboard box. I started to cry. They beat me and called me an ungrateful little shit.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 08:52 AM (0mRoj)

274 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 19, 2016 08:49 AM (ptqRm)


Boy, did that bring back long forgotten memories of happier days!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 19, 2016 08:52 AM (wYnyS)

275 *blushes coyly*Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 19, 2016 08:46 AM (jR7Wy)Having met the lovely Eris, let me assure the gathered Horde that she is, indeed, quite beautiful and charming, as well as clever and literate.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 19, 2016 08:52 AM (X6fMO)

276 Whatever you get, make sure it comes in a big cardboard box, because that empty box is what he will play with!

===

He's actually past that now. He wants to know what's inside of everything I bring in the house and he has a great memory for what and where things are. I can't get away with nothin

Posted by: Bigby's OTOH at February 19, 2016 08:52 AM (3ZtZW)

277 That Cruz supporters are assholes. I thought that was evident.
Posted by: Bigby's OTOH at February 19, 2016 08:50 AM (3ZtZW)


"I'm surrounded by Assholes."
~Dark Helmet

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at February 19, 2016 08:52 AM (kff5f)

278 For my birthday when I was three my parents got me a big cardboard box. It came in an even bigger cardboard box and quite frankly I was confused as to which one I was supposed to play with.

Still better than the box my parents gave me.

Posted by: Schroedinger at February 19, 2016 08:52 AM (oVJmc)

279 It's been 20 years since I've heard or thought of Judy Tenuta and Emo Phillips.

*does bing image search*

Good lord, is there no sense of ethics in the plastic surgery field?

We need common sense nose job reform. Pay the surgeon as much to say no as to say yes. Plastic surgery is mostly mental illness, treat it as such.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 19, 2016 08:53 AM (1xUj/)

280 Gaylord boxes?

*types*
*deletes*



Yeh, I was sort of wondering if we would be able to get past the name when I posted it.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 19, 2016 08:53 AM (ptqRm)

281 Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 08:42 AM (0mRoj)

The it's time to think of the good *****

This is the clinical depression road. We both know it and we know where it can lead. If you've ever been a survivor of someone who committed suicide (and a number of us here have been) we know how absolute crappy it is. Even if you only knew the person not terribly well (The were your not really close colleague, your distant next door neighbor) you STILL feel guilty. It's exponentially (sp?) worse if you're their brother, sister, child, friend because you spend too much time thinking, "If only I's be able to do something) It's a hell of load for someone to get through-and particular for any young person or teen. Hell, i don't even know if my father took his life and I still spent years feeling guilty

You're a smart, funny, decent man, IS. You have a lot of talents. Whatever the current situation is, or was it doesn't sum up who YOU are.

Sorry to be so direct here, but it needs to be said NOW and I don't even know if you're reading your e-mail (and I have to go soon). i tend not to read it when i get depressed.

We are about each other here and I'm not the only one who cares about you.

I'll leave it at that;



Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 08:53 AM (w4NZ8)

282 Hrothgar: I understand the point, but I note that Trump is not the Pope when he makes such comments, nor does Trump have status in any theological hierarchy.

Sure. I was just saying, Tromp's comments have been kind-of akin to the Poop's.

In reply to the Pope, Trump said the Pope would be glad if Trump were Prez, to protect the world from Muz Extremists.

I could not find anywhere in Trump's reply any direct rebuttal - such as a suggestion that he is a Christian.

Which is fine. I've been told I'm not a Christian, and I always say I leave it up to Christ. And anyone can say they're a Christian, even the Imam in the White House.

Jus' sayin'.

Posted by: mindful webworker - say what? at February 19, 2016 08:53 AM (x4kJD)

283 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 19, 2016 08:52 AM (X6fMO)
---
*Shoves money, bacon, and martinis through the intertubes*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 19, 2016 08:53 AM (jR7Wy)

284
Bring Back Dueling!
Posted by: NotCoach at February 19, 2016 08:51 AM


If someone said I was worse than Heb!, I'd start packin' heat....

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 19, 2016 08:53 AM (JPmdJ)

285 Allen, I wish I could offer more help than buying a hardcopy version of Fire and Frost. But my son will love it.

Thank you!

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the "Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat" label at February 19, 2016 08:53 AM (PFy0L)

286 Hey, Pope Groovy, doesn't heaven have a strict immigration policy?

Posted by: Schroedinger at February 19, 2016 08:55 AM (oVJmc)

287 Bring Back Dueling!

http://tinyurl.com/jeso26o

Posted by: NotCoach at February 19, 2016 08:51 AM (rsudF)



The problem is that there are none of our politicians with any honor to defend!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 19, 2016 08:55 AM (wYnyS)

288 Notes from the edge- day 5.

Interstate 70 remains blocked in Glenwood Canyon due to continuing rockslides. We learned at least one important lesson yesterday. What happens when a boulder the size of a Volkswagen hits...well...a Volkswagen. Let's just say "Splatvergnugen" indeed.

The food situation remains dire as City Market supply trucks cannot reach town from Denver. Have not stabbed my neighbor yet, but have been honing my Randall knife.

I never realized how substantial the elderly population here is. Yesterday I watched from a safe distance as a roving pack of octogenarians clubbed a squirrel with their canes and then devoured it raw.

Hope is running out. Dinner last night consisted of half a tube of toothpaste and our last Nacho Cheese Dorito chip, artfully presented on a pewter platter with a garnish of dried grass. Send help...!!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at February 19, 2016 08:55 AM (NeFrd)

289 "He wants to know what's inside of everything I bring in the house "


So......let's not get him a puppy then.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 19, 2016 08:55 AM (ptqRm)

290 AllenG, I bought your book - planning on starting it this weekend.

Posted by: VidOmnia at February 19, 2016 08:55 AM (mJ++K)

291 Meant We "care".

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 08:55 AM (w4NZ8)

292 Bring Back Dueling!

===


I went to the JM Cremp site and they have those propylene wasters for like 40 bucks....

Posted by: Bigby's OTOH at February 19, 2016 08:56 AM (3ZtZW)

293 When I was three years old we were living in East Anglia, in the UK. Right next to our house was a hay field where the farmer would mow and bale the hay at the end of summer. Myself and a couple of other kids would build little forts before the bales were gathered up and stored.

Apropos nothing, I suppose. Just great memories.

Oh, and I think little boys like to build forts and play Cowboys and Indians. If that's still allowed.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 19, 2016 08:56 AM (bpn7O)

294 Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the "Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat" label at February 19, 2016 08:53 AM (PFy0L)

No, thank you.

And I hope your son loves it. I don't hold back on the vocabulary (which means sometimes we have to tell my son what words mean), but the book itself should be child friendly.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at February 19, 2016 08:56 AM (kff5f)

295 When I was a kid I got an empty Kaboom! box.

Yay.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat label at February 19, 2016 08:56 AM (PFy0L)

296 164 Trump gives Alpha tingles to a lot of women. Women are good at rationalizing asshole behavior by alpha males they like.

That is a good insight and one I haven't thought of. She likes that Shark Tank show too, so I think you're onto something.
Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the at February 19, 2016 08:14 AM (PFy0L)

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

Well maybe she likes uber-capitalists over people who have been in government all their lives.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 19, 2016 08:56 AM (LXJ1e)

297 "Send help...!!"


Would I have to get off the couch?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 19, 2016 08:57 AM (WbYA4)

298 Totally off topic but Spring has Sprung! The Texas Rangers pitchers and catchers reported to Spring Training Camp yesterday! Fort Worth Star Telegram had an article about Derek Holland and Martin Perez. Baseball season is here! Yay!

Posted by: Usestocould at February 19, 2016 08:57 AM (F375F)

299 Posted by: mindful webworker - say what? at February 19, 2016 08:53 AM (x4kJD)


Perhaps not part of the same response, but I thought the phrase "I'm proud to be a Christian!" was said by el Trump!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 19, 2016 08:58 AM (wYnyS)

300 298 Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE MARCO RUBIO at February 19, 2016 08:56 AM (XzRw1)


Oh MY GOD!

MUMR v 2.0 baby

Posted by: sven10077 at February 19, 2016 08:58 AM (g8Hfr)

301 Anyone ever notice that Obama, Clinton and Sanders all use (or used) the same shade of blue for their campaigns? It's like they're saying, "We're not communists. Communists use red. But look - we're using blue!"

Posted by: FireHorse at February 19, 2016 08:58 AM (/Rrkb)

302 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 19, 2016 08:50 AM (X6fMO)


I likely will. Sounds like you need someone to talk to about this shit as well, with sonebody who understands it from the inside.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 08:58 AM (0mRoj)

303 Watching Archer in Berkley. They have the decor down pat except the houses should all be brown single.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 19, 2016 08:58 AM (iQIUe)

304 I am reminded that NoVaMoMee is only a few months away.

People, if you think we're assholes online, well, we're even more fun in person.

Please consider coming.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 19, 2016 08:59 AM (jR7Wy)

305 So I shared this on Facebook yesterday, but I figured I'd blind the Horde with my comedic brilliance, too...


****

As he watch yet another Uber driver pulling away with a passenger, the cabby couldn't take it anymore.

"That's no fare!" he fumed.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at February 19, 2016 08:59 AM (kff5f)

306 My #256 - escaped the barrel again. And I don't even have the [ /i ] in my handle. Thanks, Pixy magic!

Nice barrel. Stay over there.

Posted by: mindful webworker - escaped the italicans at February 19, 2016 09:00 AM (x4kJD)

307 pope,
tear down that wall!

Posted by: avi at February 19, 2016 09:00 AM (fijdj)

308 Ah, MUMR has chewed through the leather straps! That's my cue to leave.

Time for me to bid you all adieu until tonight. Later, all!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 19, 2016 09:00 AM (jR7Wy)

309 "That's no fare!" he fumed.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at February 19, 2016 08:59 AM (kff5f)

At the very least, you could have said "I know something that will Lyft your spirits!"

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 19, 2016 09:02 AM (wYnyS)

310 I got my mind right, Boss. Lurves me some thoroughly non-totalitarian Republicans, I does.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 19, 2016 09:02 AM (u5gzz)

311 MP4: ...catharsis through a cathode ray screen...

You're still using a CRT?

That is depressing!

Posted by: mindful webworker - CGA? at February 19, 2016 09:02 AM (x4kJD)

312
If it helps, early spring is the shittyst time of the year for depression. It will pass...

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 19, 2016 09:02 AM (iQIUe)

313 Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 08:58 AM (0mRoj)

I'll go check

Give MPPP my e-mail too if he wants it. I can certainly understand it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 09:03 AM (w4NZ8)

314 She thinks THIS is going to help Hillary?

http://tinyurl.com/hv7uw2u

Posted by: steevy at February 19, 2016 09:03 AM (B48dK)

315 304 I am reminded that NoVaMoMee is only a few months away.

People, if you think we're assholes online, well, we're even more fun in person.

Please consider coming.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 19, 2016 08:59 AM (jR7Wy)

That sounds fun but unlikely I could go.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 09:03 AM (0mRoj)

316 The hilarity of this commenting system:

I got a rock. They told me to pretend it was a big cardboard box. I started to cry. They beat me and called me an ungrateful little shit.

Immediately followed by:

Boy, did that bring back long forgotten memories of happier days!

No relation, just amusing juxtaposition.

Posted by: mindful webworker - CGA? at February 19, 2016 09:04 AM (x4kJD)

317 Oh, and I think little boys like to build forts and play Cowboys and Indians. If that's still allowed.

===

They do, in fact. Modern childhood, I think, is a more lonely thing than pertained in the hoary past, though. His friends are all at day care. Maybe the best gift will be getting him outside everyday until we find neighborhood friends for him.

Posted by: Bigby's OTOH at February 19, 2016 09:04 AM (3ZtZW)

318 One thing about Venezuela, they have great weather. Who needs food, medicine, or toilet paper when you have sunshine.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 19, 2016 09:04 AM (iQIUe)

319 OK that explains a lot. Apparently there are still witnesses who claim that there were three shooters at San Bernadino and that is why the FBI is all over Apple's a$$ to crack that phone. The FBI has not ruled out the possibility of three shooters according to a spokeshole.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 19, 2016 09:04 AM (iONHu)

320 "People, if you think we're assholes online, well, we're even more fun in person.

Please consider coming"

I almost forgot.

Always a good time when the Morons congregate in real life.

This year I just need to bring more bail money.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 19, 2016 09:04 AM (ptqRm)

321 4 Senate Republicans are getting ready to sell us out again. This time on Obama court pick which you know will be a raging liberal thus affecting the court balance. Also, tradition has been that during his last year in office the President will make no appointments saving it for the next President. But Obama is such an asshole and Senate Republicans pretty much give him anything he wants.

http://tinyurl.com/znxnwlw

Posted by: Vic-we have no party

I think waiting to see and then telling Obama to FO is a more defensible position. Or say it looks really good for a vote and then sandbag and never get around to it. Saying they won't even consider the pick is manna to conservatives but a turn off to everyone else. It would give Obama something to carp about all during the election. If they appear to give it serious consideration it will shut him up a little bit anyway. The Senate should be able to carry off deception given the fact they are a bunch of lying scumbags.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at February 19, 2016 09:05 AM (kfcYC)

322 She thinks THIS is going to help Hillary?

She's the apotheosis of our runaway self-esteem culture.

Posted by: Schroedinger at February 19, 2016 09:06 AM (oVJmc)

323 Here it is again for anyone who needs it. Sometimes people prefer to speak to someone they
don't. There are good people who man these lines.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) There are also local ones you can get the number by plugging it into a bing or other search engine.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 09:07 AM (w4NZ8)

324 10 he CIA is looking to hire transgender candidates now. Is there nothing Obama can't screw up? Whoever succeeds him will have to spend the first 4 years fixing his crap.


http://tinyurl.com/zs6gxqn

Posted by: Vic-we have no party

A six foot four blonde undercover agent with big tits and five o'clock shadow shouldn't attract any attention.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at February 19, 2016 09:07 AM (kfcYC)

325 Nowadays, the cowboys get with the indians to fight the aliens together.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo, we have no country at February 19, 2016 09:08 AM (1ijHg)

326 14 Scankles refuses to admit she is a pathological liar.


http://tinyurl.com/hfssbf3

Posted by: Vic-we have no party

Which is another lie on her part.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at February 19, 2016 09:08 AM (kfcYC)

327 meant 'someone they don't know"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 09:08 AM (w4NZ8)

328 A six foot four blonde undercover agent with big tits and five o'clock shadow shouldn't attract any attention.

Well would *you* believe s/h/it was a spy?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at February 19, 2016 09:08 AM (kff5f)

329 Isn't that why the Democrats are now the permanent "blue" party? They want to hide their Communist ties as much as possible.
_______________________________________________________

301
Anyone ever notice that Obama, Clinton and Sanders all use (or used) the
same shade of blue for their campaigns? It's like they're saying,
"We're not communists. Communists use red. But look - we're using blue!"

Posted by: FireHorse at February 19, 2016 08:58 AM (/Rrkb)

Posted by: Pyrocles at February 19, 2016 09:08 AM (fVOPU)

330 I got a rock. They told me to pretend it was a big cardboard box. I started to cry. They beat me and called me an ungrateful little shit.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 08:52 AM (0mRoj)


My brothers and I used to stand out in the snow, barefoot, looking into the windows of the rich kids who got rocks.

Posted by: jwest at February 19, 2016 09:08 AM (Zs4uk)

331 I am reminded that NoVaMoMee is only a few months away.

People, if you think we're assholes online, well, we're even more fun in person.

Please consider coming.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage



Think Pauley Perrette in a bustier and stompy boots.

It's not something you want to miss.

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

332 This year I just need to bring more bail money.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 19, 2016 09:04 AM (ptqRm)

That's a typical mistake attendees make, and cash is king.

IIRC, Eris proposed rolling drunks outside the hall to make sure the MoMee bail fund was well-endowed!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 19, 2016 09:10 AM (wYnyS)

333 MP4, just sent you an email to the address you gave on your book promo page. I hope I used the right one or there's going to be a very confused recipient on the other end.

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

334 For those of you sentimental about Italian fascism, here is the music they were listening to back then:

https://goo.gl/a5dQ6d

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 19, 2016 09:10 AM (iQIUe)

335 Gift for 3yo?

Anything that makes lots of noise. Like the "stoplight" Gramma got our kids one year. Had a motion sensor and a siren so it could be used for playing red-light green-light. Funny - when it ran out of batteries, we could never find any replacements for those rare "D" cells.

Oh, it's your own kid? Never miiiiiiiind.

Posted by: mindful webworker - got nephews? at February 19, 2016 09:11 AM (x4kJD)

336 Muldoon, your parents were just trying to get you to think outside the box.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 19, 2016 09:11 AM (kTF2Z)

337 324 10 he CIA is looking to hire transgender candidates now. Is there nothing Obama can't screw up? Whoever succeeds him will have to spend the first 4 years fixing his crap.


http://tinyurl.com/zs6gxqn

Posted by: Vic-we have no party

A six foot four blonde undercover agent with big tits and five o'clock shadow shouldn't attract any attention.
Posted by: Dirks Strewn at February 19, 2016 09:07 AM (kfcYC)

Not in the Bay Area, but pretty much everywhere else.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 09:12 AM (0mRoj)

338 The Senate should be able to carry off deception given the fact they are a bunch of lying scumbags.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at February 19, 2016 09:05 AM (kfcYC)


Normally I'd agree, but the problem is that the Senate Republicans are not OUR lying scumbags!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 19, 2016 09:12 AM (wYnyS)

339 I initially read the comment about the grandson as 30 year old, not 3 year old so they I laughed when I saw all the suggestion for Legos and Tonka Trucks, etc. It's fun to read things wrong sometimes. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 09:13 AM (w4NZ8)

340 So CNN ambushed Trump at the townhall last night with a planted "ordinary citizen" questioner.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 19, 2016 09:13 AM (LXJ1e)

341 As he watched yet another Uber driver pulling away with a passenger, the cabby couldn't take it anymore.

"That's no fare!" he fumed.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at February 19, 2016 08:59 AM (kff5f)
________

Funny, but not hilarious.

Maybe work on your de-livery.

Posted by: FireHorse at February 19, 2016 09:14 AM (/Rrkb)

342 I initially read the comment about the grandson as 30 year old, not 3 year old so they I laughed when I saw all the suggestion for Legos and Tonka Trucks, etc. It's fun to read things wrong sometimes. ;^)

As someone in my mid-30s... I would not say "no" to Legos and Tonka Trucks.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at February 19, 2016 09:14 AM (kff5f)

343 Okay, well, maybe "Comedic Brilliance" was a little strong...

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Buy My Book at February 19, 2016 09:14 AM (kff5f)

344
We'll see if Cruz has a powerful enough ground game in SC to overcome all the negative crap the GOPe/MSM keep throwing at him.

I think if you're conservative and want a Constitutionally based gov't restored-

there's no doubt that you should be voting for Cruz.


I'm okay with Trump as a 2nd choice-

but we will not get a preference for conservative policy with him. He'll build a wall and hopefully deport illegals.

We'll also get single payer death care, but at least Trump's smart enough (I think) to realize that that won't work with the cost drag of 15-40 million illegals gobbling up the benefits without contributing a thing.

Along with other libtard nonsense.


That's really where the dividing line is.

I guess Mario is a factor, at eternal third place, but the others should drop out before Super Tuesday, so

we can have a couple of debates among the top 3.


That won't happen- cuz the GOPe is planning on a deadlocked convention.


Cruz and Trump are splitting the conservative base vote, which would straight up win based on numbers and percentages,

so one or the other needs a knock out punch.


Vote wisely.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 19, 2016 09:14 AM (0cMkb)

345 Hrm

not grandson but son.

Posted by: Bigby's OTOH at February 19, 2016 09:15 AM (3ZtZW)

346 Well, the good news is that the Church can survive Pope Francis.
We are, however, at the point where the historically knowlegeable are going "Hey- at least he hasn't dug up his predecessor and put him on trial and declared all his ordinations invalid."
(Which would be hard to do, granted, since Benedict is still alive.)

Part of our problem is that we've been spoiled by a pretty good run of Popes in the last century.

Posted by: Sal at February 19, 2016 09:15 AM (MRX6w)

347 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 09:13 AM (w4NZ

And it's not like we've ever misread anything YOU wrote :-)

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 19, 2016 09:16 AM (wYnyS)

348 Welcome to my world.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 19, 2016 08:35 AM (X6fMO)

I'm sorry that's your world right now. I just took a lifelong stock of all shit yesterday, from earliest memory to present day. It left me feeling pretty awful.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 08:42 AM (0mRoj)

--

This is going to sound harsh, but I've been there with the suicidal durations and everything and this is what helps me.

Stop thinking about bad shit right now.

Right now say to yourself: Thank you God for this day.

I don't care if it's fake - fake it until you start feeling it.
Now tell yourself - it doesn't matter how I suck, how my life sucks, God loves me as I am.

I am praying right now for you both, MPPP, Insomniac, and for myself and my own loved ones going thru depression.

Life has gouged holes in our beings, let God's grace fill us.

Lord, we are not worthy that you should enter under our roofs, bit only say the word and our souls shall be healed.

In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.



Posted by: @votermom at February 19, 2016 09:16 AM (cbfNE)

349 >>Let's just say "Splatvergnugen"

*snort*

Be safe, Muldoon! That gang of octogenarians sounds feisty.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 19, 2016 09:16 AM (NOIQH)

350 Nood.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 19, 2016 09:16 AM (bpn7O)

351 I've never told anyone this.

For me the turning point was sitting
alone in my living room, drunk, and thinking about my Glock that would
fix it all and make everyone happy.

Then by happenstance I
noticed my dog looking at me. And it wasn't his normal "Meat please"
look. No, I swear it was a "What the fuck do you think you're doing,
you Fuck? Just who do you think is going to take care of me?" look.
And it shook me right down to my bones.

The next day I started
therapy and dealt with antidepressants for awhile. But the most helpful
thing anyone said was one therapist who told me "Always keep in mind
that when you're feeling low, the lowest you've ever felt and you see no
way out, that the reason is because of a chemical imbalance in your
brain. It isn't real." And keeping that has helped me more than
anything else.

It was ten years ago and it's still something I struggle with from time to time, but it doesn't rule my life any more.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat label at February 19, 2016 09:16 AM (PFy0L)

352 Gifts:

trucks of all kinds

took sets, hammer, saw, screwdriver, little work bench. Great if you work with tools too since they like to imitate you.

Teepees

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 19, 2016 09:17 AM (iQIUe)

353 I think if you're conservative and want a Constitutionally based gov't restored-

===

I'd prefer to have an Articles of Confederation gov't restored.

Posted by: Bigby's OTOH at February 19, 2016 09:17 AM (3ZtZW)

354 "Now tell yourself - it doesn't matter how I suck, how my life sucks, God loves me as I am."

Votermom, you are a kind and caring soul. But I haven't believed this for a very long time.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 09:18 AM (0mRoj)

355 Pyrocles: Isn't that why the Democrats are now the permanent "blue" party? They want to hide their Communist ties as much as possible.

The ol' red-blue switcheroo was set years ago. I refuse to use, and regularly discourage, "red state/blue state" type usage for that reason. Even the Matrix pills reflected this backwardness. It's the "red" pill keeps folks in the fabricated virtual reality.

Blue - illustrative poster webwork from Oct, 2013:
http://mindfulwebworks.com/radical/blue

Posted by: mindful webworker - true blue at February 19, 2016 09:18 AM (x4kJD)

356 Glenwood Canyon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNqcNH7ez4k

I've been there. Don't remember the tunnels, but did remember the split level freeway. Or maybe it was Cor d'Alene in Idaho. Doesn't matter, been to both places.

Went over I-40 through the Great Smokies in North Carolina more often. I-90 from Seattle to Boston is another trip as is I-10 end to end. Don't think I've ever been end to end on I-80 in one trip, but have covered the whole thing.

I-40 through the Great Smokies was blocked for several months.

Long hauls are fun.

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

357 Always keep in mind
that when you're feeling low, the lowest you've ever felt and you see no
way out, that the reason is because of a chemical imbalance in your
brain. It isn't real."

Very important point; Thanks for sharing it.

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

358 I'd prefer to have an Articles of Confederation gov't restored.

Posted by: Bigby's OTOH at February 19, 2016 09:17 AM (3ZtZW)


But only if we can add an amendment that provides enough graft for your betters!

Posted by: Mitch Prince of Turtles McConnell at February 19, 2016 09:20 AM (wYnyS)

359 Votermom, you are a kind and caring soul. But I haven't believed this for a very long time.
Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 09:18 AM (0mRoj)

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Faith.
Pretend it's a pill. It's been proven to cure others of the same illness many times all over the world.
So what if you don't believe?
How about pretend to yourself that you believe, just until you start feeling better.
Let God in.
What do you have to lose?

(((Hugs)))

Posted by: @votermom at February 19, 2016 09:21 AM (cbfNE)

360 yeah, Dems are red commies from KKK days and before, they are working on taking the Yankee blue north as well, if they turn the white vote commie, red white and blue well have gone completely commie and the flag will lose its traditional meaning.

Not sure how Republicans got colored red, but Lincoln did have some big government tendencies, and some influence from the 48ers from Germany which I guess were commie/socialist. But Democrats went full commie with Wilson and those private bankers getting control of our money. Oddly it too was snuck in right before Christmas with many absent.

Republicans are called the party of the rich, yet the rich are called blue bloods. But now the rich are the uniparty mostly. We need more than colors to describe it all.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 19, 2016 09:22 AM (eUbDe)

361 @328 A six foot four blonde undercover agent with big tits and five o'clock shadow shouldn't attract any attention.

http://tinyurl.com/h24l6gj

George Sanders, The Kremlin Letter, 1970.
As usual the SJW types are way behind the curve. This is nothing new.
As with harsh interrogation and high-tech wiretaps, it's not what you do.
It's what forum you choose to talk about it for virtue-signaling.
We sure like to talk about things.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 19, 2016 09:23 AM (xq1UY)

362 I wish I could understand how depression can get so bad that someone would think about taking their own life, except when they have some incurable disease.

If things are that bad and you just can't face another day, get away.

Gather whatever you can, convert it into cash, get on a bus or in your car or hitchhike and go somewhere else.

You'll be so overwhelmed with new problems that the old ones will pale in comparison. Start again and focus on the good things.

Posted by: jwest at February 19, 2016 09:23 AM (Zs4uk)

363 Insomniac, I told you this two years ago. Get moving. Exercise. Your body will heal your soul.

I am as given to depression and substance abuse as anyone here. This is not blithe advice.

Two years ago you said "oh I can't even start I'm too far gone", or words to that effect. Start today. Take a long walk. Walk further tomorrow.

It doesn't happen overnight. Two years from now you can like the shell you're living in

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Tough Love Version at February 19, 2016 09:23 AM (1xUj/)

364 362 I wish I could understand how depression can get so bad that someone would think about taking their own life, except when they have some incurable disease

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Jwest, it's because depression is mental, physical, and spiritual.
When it's bad you are in a state of lethargy. You can't be bothered to take that first step to get out of the situation.

I've struggled with it for years starting in childhood.

The best thing is to have an anchor to life - someone you love that you can't abandon and must function for, that loves you as you are.
A puppy if there's no one in your life.

Posted by: @votermom at February 19, 2016 09:31 AM (cbfNE)

365
201 Posted by: Bigby's OTOH at February 19, 2016 08:24 AM (3ZtZW)


LEGO sets. They have a custom Batman one that has enthralled Grand-son Hrothgar VIII for some time!

Better have some Ipecac handy. When my little horde was that age Legos and Smarties were interchangeable to them.

Posted by: The Cookie Man at February 19, 2016 09:33 AM (xkkKA)

366 Scalia's casket on its way to the catafalque. I swear it looks like eight lawyers carrying it. His clerks? Wait until the Bar Assoc hears about this...

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 19, 2016 09:35 AM (xq1UY)

367 Better have some Ipecac handy.

Ipecac, or paregoric? You'll have to tell me...
(Capital L, small a, Capital F. It's A GIft.)

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 19, 2016 09:37 AM (xq1UY)

368 ThunderB is right about the exercise.

Posted by: @votermom at February 19, 2016 09:39 AM (cbfNE)

369 Also talk therapy can sometimes be counter productive if it makes you dwell on what's bad.
If your mind is already in a rut of negative thinking and emotions it can make it worse.
Cognitive behavioral therapy is better.
CBT basically boils down to getting out of your mental rut by doing new stuff in reaction to current stimuli. (gross oversimplification)

Posted by: @votermom at February 19, 2016 09:45 AM (cbfNE)

370 If Obama doesn't nominate a SCOTUS justice, it's because he doesn't want to animate conservatives in an election year. Any other reason is small in comparison.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 19, 2016 09:45 AM (VdICR)

371 I second the cognitive behavioral therapy suggestion
and the exercise suggestion.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 09:54 AM (w4NZ8)

372 LEGO sets. They have a custom Batman one that has enthralled Grand-son Hrothgar VIII for some time!



Better have some Ipecac handy. When my little horde was that age Legos and Smarties were interchangeable to them.

Posted by: The Cookie Man at February 19, 2016 09:33 AM (xkkKA)

At three, Duplo is the safer bet. The pieces are way to big to choke on.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 19, 2016 10:02 AM (OrI3J)

373 I'm sorry that's your world right now. I just took a
lifelong stock of all shit yesterday, from earliest memory to present
day. It left me feeling pretty awful.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 19, 2016 08:42 AM (0mRoj)



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This is going to sound harsh, but I've been there with the suicidal durations and everything and this is what helps me.



Stop thinking about bad shit right now.



Right now say to yourself: Thank you God for this day.



I don't care if it's fake - fake it until you start feeling it.

Now tell yourself - it doesn't matter how I suck, how my life sucks, God loves me as I am.



I am praying right now for you both, MPPP, Insomniac, and for myself and my own loved ones going thru depression.



Life has gouged holes in our beings, let God's grace fill us.



Lord, we are not worthy that you should enter under our roofs, bit only say the word and our souls shall be healed.



In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.



Posted by: @votermom at February 19, 2016 09:16 AM (cbfNE)

I second votermom's advise... dwelling on the bad shit is the easiest thing to do and the worst thing that you can do.
Exercise, the company of friends (even if you don't feel like you are good company) and any other activity that can break the ruminating thought patterns will be helpful.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 19, 2016 10:14 AM (OrI3J)

374 Insomniac: Stop looking back. It's toxic. What's done is done. You have to let it all go. For many years, I couldn't let go of the past and held on to anger and was full of regret. I was miserable and miserable to be around.

I agree with the exercise suggestion. Run or swim or bike or something like that. It's a small piece of the puzzle, but it really helps and is a great start.

Hang in there.

Posted by: Cursed at February 19, 2016 10:38 AM (7Kq2e)

375 The Catholic Church is in a state of sede vacante. Any Church official that is a public heretic automatically resigns whatever Church office they happen to hold. Applies to anyone.

Posted by: Tim the Enchanter at February 19, 2016 11:35 AM (HKJwz)

376 Communism and socialism were declared heresies soon after they came into existence, and declared so by EVERY pope since then.

Posted by: Tim the Enchanter at February 19, 2016 11:38 AM (HKJwz)

377 Without Twitter how will people make abstruce comments bordering on the incomprehensible, accompanied with images that load at almost dial-up speeds?

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