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William Paxton, "The Morning Paper" (1913)

Posted by: rdbrewer at 11:05 AM




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1 No trees?

Posted by: HH at February 19, 2016 11:05 AM (DrCtv)

2 Welfare Queen ?

Posted by: McCool at February 19, 2016 11:06 AM (nCSwS)

3 Ginger in a Moo-Moo ?

Posted by: McCool at February 19, 2016 11:07 AM (nCSwS)

4
"It's over, man."

-Bill Paxton

Oh, wait...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 19, 2016 11:08 AM (LUgeY)

5

I'd hit it......

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 19, 2016 11:08 AM (HSmrB)

6
You just know that underneath all those clothes, she's nekkid.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 19, 2016 11:09 AM (LUgeY)

7 William Paxton or William Pullman?

Posted by: SH at February 19, 2016 11:09 AM (gmeXX)

8 Top Ten ?

Posted by: Irony at February 19, 2016 11:10 AM (BHaRb)

9
Wow....

Bill Paxton is older than I thought. And a good painter too.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 19, 2016 11:10 AM (8XRCm)

10 This seemingly tranquil image shows an act of defiance by a strong wymyn who was not allowed by the Patriarchy to own tea, slippers, a newspaper or even to read in 1913. Beating and rape were the punishments certain to follow should she be caught.

Posted by: Feminist art critic at February 19, 2016 11:10 AM (0mRoj)

11 Women read the news in 1913? Must be after her man went to work. ha

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 19, 2016 11:10 AM (eUbDe)

12 6
You just know that underneath all those clothes, she's nekkid has a penis.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 19, 2016 11:09 AM (LUgeY)

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 19, 2016 11:10 AM (0mRoj)

13
First ever likeness of a young Hillary Clinton???

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

14 Sniper's under the bed.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at February 19, 2016 11:11 AM (AJeMv)

15 Women read the news in 1913? Must be after her man went to work. ha>>>

She's just looking at the shoe ads.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 19, 2016 11:11 AM (XtAzU)

16 I love the tea tray. This is basically me every morning, except there are lots of children running around so I could never leave a kettle of hot tea beside me.

Posted by: Lauren at February 19, 2016 11:12 AM (8SiRT)

17 Nice change!
And technically, she's not wearing pants

Posted by: Lizzy at February 19, 2016 11:12 AM (NOIQH)

18 It's like she's stuck in a cheap hotel. I think she needs my company.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 19, 2016 11:12 AM (RD7QR)

19 Thanks for the Austin info yesterday, Lauren.

Posted by: NCKate at February 19, 2016 11:12 AM (aA5gp)

20 Don't be fooled. She IS the sniper!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 19, 2016 11:13 AM (kTF2Z)

21 Big forearms for a chic ...

Posted by: Irony at February 19, 2016 11:13 AM (BHaRb)

22 Thank God she didn't have to read about the 2016 election and WWI hadn't started yet.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 11:13 AM (w4NZ8)

23 Nice to see something other than a landscape. Thanks.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 19, 2016 11:13 AM (TnUKj)

24 Oh, and compliments on the rapid banhammerings. Smashing work.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at February 19, 2016 11:13 AM (RD7QR)

25 She looks to be a little chubby, but that was the style in 1913

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 19, 2016 11:13 AM (t2KH5)

26 You're welcome, NCKate.

lindafell might have some good suggestions too.

Posted by: Lauren at February 19, 2016 11:14 AM (8SiRT)

27 Dropped a tl;dr bomb for the previous thread. Just in time to be willowed. Whew! Thanks, RDB! Close one.

Just think of that poor woman, sitting there, holding that cold cup of tea, staring at that same spot in the newspaper, while Bill plies his brushes.

Posted by: mindful webworker - artfully at February 19, 2016 11:15 AM (x4kJD)

28 I loved him in Titty Twister.

Haha. Get it ? Because he was in that movie ? You know...



Yay BOOBIES !

Posted by: Lip Bitin' Bill at February 19, 2016 11:15 AM (gs8be)

29 25 She looks to be a little chubby, but that was the style in 1913
Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 19, 2016 11:13 AM (t2KH5)

As was wearing an onion on your belt.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 19, 2016 11:15 AM (0mRoj)

30 Did someone say "assholery"?

Posted by: Ibin Pharteen at February 19, 2016 11:15 AM (67aEn)

31
She looks to be a little chubby, but that was the style in 1913


Rubenesque.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 19, 2016 11:16 AM (LUgeY)

32 willowed from the last thread:

As for the 3rd San Bernardino shooter? They said there were 3 the first damn day, what happened in between? Oh, we forgot one. But we're all over it now. And we never needed all that stuff in the crime scene, that's why we just opened it up to the public after a few hours. Clues? Meh.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2016 11:03 AM


& what do you bet that the "third shooter" has an iPhone that they just have to have unlocked for "national security"...

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 19, 2016 11:16 AM (ZQfW9)

33 Reading the newspaper after talking to Miss Poke.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 19, 2016 11:16 AM (FkBIv)

34 Fenelon

If you're around and still getting the fax call - can you *69 it and call them.

*assuming it is a joint voice/fax

**assuming you can *69 a 'private caller'

***assuming *69 is still a thing

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 11:16 AM (mEZce)

35 Is she in a hospital? Looks like a hospital bed.

There is no greater pleasure than a bite to eat, coffee, a newspaper, and people leaving you alone.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 19, 2016 11:16 AM (iQIUe)

36 Chubby is perfectly fine. Its softer to hold and keeps ya warm at night.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2016 11:17 AM (39g3+)

37 Miss Poke is hiding under the covers

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 11:17 AM (mEZce)

38 Thans, RWC; I'll try it if they call back again.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 11:17 AM (w4NZ8)

39 Hi everyone. I'm back home. Surgery went perfect and I actually came home yesterday, a day earlier than the doctor anticipated. Still sore and very tired but happy to be back home. Thanks to all that prayed for me. I KNOW it made the difference.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 19, 2016 11:17 AM (CNHr1)

40 If Barack Obama was half the community agitator he thinks he is, he'd nominate Ted Cruz for the Supreme Court.

Posted by: Fritz at February 19, 2016 11:17 AM (UzPAd)

41 & what do you bet that the "third shooter" has an iPhone that they just have to have unlocked for "national security"...

I can't figure out why they need Apple to do it. Don't they have anyone that can hack in the government?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2016 11:18 AM (39g3+)

42 Good to hear, Jewells!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 19, 2016 11:18 AM (kTF2Z)

43
Hi Jewells45. Glad you're home and everything went swimmingly.

We was axing about you yesterday.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 19, 2016 11:19 AM (LUgeY)

44 Darn, my post last thread got overshadowed by the nood. If you haven't seen it already, read this little article on National Review. It's perfect: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/431573/donald-trump-republican-party-self-sabotage

Posted by: Grimaldi at February 19, 2016 11:19 AM (Z9Eho)

45 She's catching up on the latest on Marco Rubio's luxury fishing boat.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 19, 2016 11:19 AM (JUV3F)

46 31
She looks to be a little chubby, but that was the style in 1913


Rubenesque.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 19, 2016 11:16 AM (LUgeY)

Rubenesque was morbidly obese. She may be a little thick by modern standards, but not Rubenesque.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 19, 2016 11:19 AM (0mRoj)

47 Wait - we're now inside!

This is madness!

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Adopt a Hot Air Refugee, get free pack of Argue-Mints at the Outrage Outlet! at February 19, 2016 11:19 AM (hLRSq)

48 osted by: Jewells45 at February 19, 2016 11:17 AM (CNHr1)

So glad to "see" you, Jewell,l and so glad to hear that. Prayers will continue during this time of recovery.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 11:19 AM (w4NZ8)

49 First they came for the ban-hammered
And I did not speak out
Because I was not ban-hammered

I'd suggest caution, instead of applause, at this latest turn of events.

Posted by: Irony at February 19, 2016 11:19 AM (BHaRb)

50 I can't figure out why they need Apple to do it. Don't they have anyone that can hack in the government?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2016 11:18 AM (39g3+)

McAfee said he'll do it for free and if he can't he'll eat his shoe on Cavuto's show.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 11:20 AM (mEZce)

51 39 Hi everyone. I'm back home. Surgery went perfect and I actually came home yesterday, a day earlier than the doctor anticipated. Still sore and very tired but happy to be back home. Thanks to all that prayed for me. I KNOW it made the difference.
Posted by: Jewells45 at February 19, 2016 11:17 AM (CNHr1)

We are all very happy for you, Jewells!

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 19, 2016 11:20 AM (0mRoj)

52 >>Just think of that poor woman, sitting there, holding that cold cup of
tea, staring at that same spot in the newspaper, while Bill plies his
brushes.

You're assuming she's posing.
I bet she told him, "Paint what you darn well please, darling, I'm just going to finish my tea and reading."

Posted by: Lizzy at February 19, 2016 11:20 AM (NOIQH)

53 Bill, "Mrs. Stirdie, would you mind if i suggest something other than a moo-moo for this painting?"

Mrs. Stirdie, "Why yes Bill I do mind and it's the moo-moo or no painting me at all."

Bill, "As you wish, could you hold that paper to your left a bit? thank you."

Posted by: willow at February 19, 2016 11:20 AM (L1+sh)

54 Jewells45: I'm back home. Surgery went perfect...

Yay!

& Yay for modern medicine. When it works.

Lotsa folks asking if you'd been heard from.

Posted by: mindful webworker - yay at February 19, 2016 11:20 AM (x4kJD)

55 Great to hear Jewells

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 11:21 AM (mEZce)

56 Welcome back, Jewells.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 19, 2016 11:21 AM (B8JRQ)

57 She needs to be making sammiches, not reading the paper. Besides, she doesn't even understand what she's reading!

Posted by: Tilikum KAW Assholier Than Thou at February 19, 2016 11:21 AM (m3iiU)

58 Hooray Jewells, and good thoughts of fast healing.

Posted by: willow at February 19, 2016 11:21 AM (L1+sh)

59 If Bill was more clever he would have convinced her to pose in the nude. For art.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 19, 2016 11:21 AM (JUV3F)

60 Somebody mentioned in the last thread a picture of Scalia's law clerks (?) being his pall bearers or gathered together. Where was that? Id like to see it if anyone knows..

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 11:21 AM (w4NZ8)

61 Ginger really let herself go once she got off that island.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 19, 2016 11:21 AM (HMt16)

62 Yay, Jewells.
Glad to hear the great news.

Posted by: Chi at February 19, 2016 11:22 AM (z1mje)

63 & what do you bet that the "third shooter" has an iPhone that they just have to have unlocked for "national security"...

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 19, 2016 11:16 AM (ZQfW9


Annnddd.... don't they already have the Meta Data? By law that is still available just now housed by the Cell company.

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 19, 2016 11:22 AM (f7rv6)

64 Oh Jewells, if you aren't going to use all those painkillers...pass the Dutchie, would you?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 19, 2016 11:22 AM (0mRoj)

65 Fabulous news, Jewell! Hope the recovery goes smoothly.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 19, 2016 11:22 AM (NOIQH)

66 60 Somebody mentioned in the last thread a picture of Scalia's law clerks (?) being his pall bearers or gathered together. Where was that? Id like to see it if anyone knows..
Posted by: FenelonSpoke
-------
Over at WeaselZippers

Posted by: Chi at February 19, 2016 11:23 AM (z1mje)

67 don't spill the tea dear.

anyway i really like this painting. It seems such an ordinary moment.

Posted by: willow at February 19, 2016 11:23 AM (L1+sh)

68 what's a dutchie?

Posted by: willow at February 19, 2016 11:23 AM (L1+sh)

69 Hi everyone. I'm back home. Surgery went perfect and I actually came home yesterday, a day earlier than the doctor anticipated.

Yay! So glad you're back safe and sound. Always risky to go under the knife and I worried.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2016 11:23 AM (39g3+)

70 Posted by: Jewells45 at February 19, 2016 11:17 AM (CNHr1)

Glad to hear it all worked out.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Ace Brand Banhammers, an the Outrage Outlet Exclusive! at February 19, 2016 11:24 AM (hLRSq)

71 68 what's a dutchie?

They wear wooden shoies

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 19, 2016 11:24 AM (HMt16)

72 #38 "
Thans, RWC; I'll try it if they call back again."

Thank Gawd you arn't being plaqued by those "I'm from Microshaft, and your computer has a virus" calls.

First one was a riot - asked the guy if he could even spell Microsoft, which he could not, nor know what I was asking

Second one was a riot - when I asked what PING stood for...

Third one, tried the Error Log hand-jive, and that's when it began to loose its allure...

Up to ten, and I just laughed at the girl for 5+ min, as she tried to get her script running. "You need to take your computer health seriously...", then hung up.

Beats Penis enlargement calls... My wife was amused by those...

Posted by: Ibin Pharteen at February 19, 2016 11:24 AM (67aEn)

73 13
First ever likeness of a young Hillary Clinton???
Posted by: fixerupper at February 19, 2016 11:11 AM (8XRCm

I don't believe Hillary was ever young, born a hag, lived life as a hag will die as one too

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 19, 2016 11:25 AM (voOPb)

74 68 what's a dutchie?
Posted by: willow at February 19, 2016 11:23 AM (L1+sh)

Pass the Dutchie was a bowdlerized version of a reggae song about handing a spliff around. So it's a euphemism for sharing your drugs.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 19, 2016 11:25 AM (0mRoj)

75 well yes i know! smarty pants!

Posted by: willow at February 19, 2016 11:25 AM (L1+sh)

76 what's a dutchie?

Posted by: willow at February 19, 2016 11:23 AM (L1+sh)


A dyke plug.

Very popular in New Orleans.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Ace Brand Banhammers, an Outrage Outlet Exclusive! at February 19, 2016 11:25 AM (hLRSq)

77 McAfee said he'll do it for free

Yeah, but then his program is hellish to try to remove, and even if you manage to, leaves parts behind on your system anyway.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2016 11:25 AM (39g3+)

78 75 well yes i know! smarty pants!
Posted by: willow at February 19, 2016 11:25 AM (L1+sh)

Well if you know, why'd you ask the question then?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 19, 2016 11:26 AM (0mRoj)

79
https://goo.gl/w9QyYU

Clerks line the steps. US Supreme Court police act as pallbearers.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 19, 2016 11:26 AM (iQIUe)

80 Posted by: Jewells45 at February 19, 2016 11:17 AM (CNHr1

Jewells congrats on the successful procedure and coming home early!!!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 19, 2016 11:26 AM (voOPb)

81 65 Fabulous news, Jewell! Hope the recovery goes smoothly.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 19, 2016 11:22 AM (NOIQH)


I remember when Buzzion went in to get that growth removed from his upper lip.

Little did we know he wouldn't be coming back...

Posted by: jwest at February 19, 2016 11:26 AM (Zs4uk)

82 oh insomniac, alright.

i had thought when pot became legal i was going to try it. it might actually work for a good sleep? and anxiety?

although i have read locking the refrigerator is a must.

Posted by: willow at February 19, 2016 11:26 AM (L1+sh)

83

Musical Youth - Pass the Dutchie -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Czgp1MOOKDQ

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 19, 2016 11:26 AM (LUgeY)

84 You just know that underneath all those clothes, she's nekkid.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 19, 2016 11:09 AM (LUgeY)


As are we all:-P

Posted by: redbanzai at February 19, 2016 11:27 AM (OrI3J)

85 68 what's a dutchie?
Posted by: willow
--------------
It's a blunt. Weed rolled in a cigar wrapper. Comes from Dutch Masters cigars available cheap at every gas station.

Remember that stupid song "pass the dutchie on the left hand side...?"

Posted by: Chi at February 19, 2016 11:27 AM (z1mje)

86 insomniac, lol i was speaking to What! what! what!

Posted by: willow at February 19, 2016 11:27 AM (L1+sh)

87 68 what's a dutchie?

Posted by: willow at February 19, 2016 11:23 AM (L1+sh)


Dern you willow!

Earwormed myself.


http://tinyurl.com/7mwpvo5

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 11:27 AM (mEZce)

88 I don't believe Hillary was ever young, born a hag, lived life as a hag will die as one too

She wasn't awful looking when she was young, which is a warning to guys everywhere. Even warthogs are kind of cute when they're young. Look inside.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2016 11:27 AM (39g3+)

89 i had thought when pot became legal i was going to try it. it might actually work for a good sleep? and anxiety?

although i have read locking the refrigerator is a must.
Posted by: willow at February 19, 2016 11:26 AM (L1+sh)

If weed ever becomes legal (beyond non-euphoric "compassionate use") in FL it is likely I will give it a go.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 19, 2016 11:28 AM (0mRoj)

90 i guess i'm so old i thought a joint was just called a joint.

Posted by: willow at February 19, 2016 11:28 AM (L1+sh)

91 77 McAfee said he'll do it for free

Yeah, but then his program is hellish to try to remove, and even if you manage to, leaves parts behind on your system anyway.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2016 11:25 AM (39g3+)


He hasn't been involved with the company for a Long Long time.

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 19, 2016 11:28 AM (f7rv6)

92 ... and i hear Buzzion was just starting to turn his life around. Aspiring rapper, at that.

More's the pity.

Posted by: Irony at February 19, 2016 11:28 AM (BHaRb)

93 #DutchieLivesMatter

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 11:28 AM (mEZce)

94 Dutchie? This is going to be like yesterday and sounding isn't it?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 19, 2016 11:28 AM (kTF2Z)

95 86 insomniac, lol i was speaking to What! what! what!
Posted by: willow at February 19, 2016 11:27 AM (L1+sh)

Ha! Miscommunication can be so much fun!

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 19, 2016 11:28 AM (0mRoj)

96 #91 "He hasn't been involved with the company for a Long Long time."

Same thing for Peter Norton - for the crap that Symantec was doing, he asked they stop using his name...

Posted by: Ibin Pharteen at February 19, 2016 11:29 AM (67aEn)

97 92 ... and i hear Buzzion was just starting to turn his life around. Aspiring rapper, at that.

More's the pity.
Posted by: Irony at February 19, 2016 11:28 AM (BHaRb)

And then grammie. Poor grammie.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 19, 2016 11:29 AM (0mRoj)

98
If weed ever becomes legal (beyond non-euphoric "compassionate use") in FL it is likely I will give it a go.
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 19, 2016 11:28 AM (0mRoj)

lets' make it a to do date. although if i get paranoid you may lock me in a closet

Posted by: willow at February 19, 2016 11:29 AM (L1+sh)

99 94 Dutchie? This is going to be like yesterday and sounding isn't it?
Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 19, 2016 11:28 AM (kTF2Z)

Nope, not even close.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 19, 2016 11:30 AM (0mRoj)

100
Remember that stupid song "pass the dutchie on the left hand side...?"


The little kids singing it bothered me a lot.

My favorite "do they even know what they are singing?" moment was in church in the 70s, when they sang "My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison.

Uh, guys, have you looked at the chorus?

Hare Rama, Hare Hare, Krishna Krishna...

Lots of dumb people in charge of music in churches, singing songs that make them feeeeel good and raise their hands in a completely artificial and contrived motion they use nowhere else but church. But we listen to it in the car, we should sing it in church too! Derp derp derp

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2016 11:30 AM (39g3+)

101 Hate. Weed.


Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 11:30 AM (mEZce)

102 51 39 Hi everyone. I'm back home. Surgery went perfect and I actually came home yesterday, a day earlier than the doctor anticipated. Still sore and very tired but happy to be back home. Thanks to all that prayed for me. I KNOW it made the difference.
Posted by: Jewells45 at February 19, 2016 11:17 AM (CNHr1)

We are all very happy for you, Jewells!
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 19, 2016 11:20 AM (0mRoj)

Be very thankful the surgery didn't happen in the UK. You could be missing a body part you were planning on keeping. (See item in news dump.)

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 19, 2016 11:30 AM (hJrjt)

103 98
If weed ever becomes legal (beyond non-euphoric "compassionate use") in FL it is likely I will give it a go.
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 19, 2016 11:28 AM (0mRoj)

lets' make it a to do date. although if i get paranoid you may lock me in a closet
Posted by: willow at February 19, 2016 11:29 AM (L1+sh)

That was my plan anyway. I mean, just as a precaution. DAMMIT, I'VE SAID TOO MUCH!!!

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 19, 2016 11:30 AM (0mRoj)

104 The last time I tried mj which had to be almost 30 years ago, I only took a couple of hits but then experienced extreme paranoia. I went to my bed and curled up in a ball and kept telling myself it was the drug and it would wear off which it did about 2 hours later.

MJ is even stronger these days.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 19, 2016 11:30 AM (iQIUe)

105 RWC, i'm glad i'm good for something , even if something not very nice!

Posted by: willow at February 19, 2016 11:30 AM (L1+sh)

106 I advise caution on the weed sampling.

That shit can be WAY more potent now than "back in the day".

If you can - start with something mild.

Posted by: Irony at February 19, 2016 11:31 AM (BHaRb)

107 Sorry, but, that Mona Charen National Review Republican Self Sabotage article is c-r-a-p. This quote is proof because the Pubbies did exactly what Mona says they did not do. With clear majorities they could have done a lot of good--instead they gave the Dims everything they wanted.

But for the treachery of the Republican party, they claim, a party too timorous or too corrupt to stand up to Obama, we could have defunded Obamacare, balanced the budget, halted the Iran deal, you name it.

Tell me one time that the Pubbies stopped the Dims, just one, Mona.

I predict that they will also fold and let Bobo replace Scalia.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at February 19, 2016 11:32 AM (kXoT0)

108 #DutchieLivesMatter

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 11:28 AM


No comment.

Posted by: Theo Van Gogh at February 19, 2016 11:32 AM (bzd8I)

109 Nope, not even close.

---------

The horde is capable of dragging the most innocuous subject into the gutter.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 19, 2016 11:32 AM (kTF2Z)

110 Be very thankful the surgery didn't happen in the UK. You could be missing a body part you were planning on keeping. (See item in news dump.)
Posted by: Northernlurker at February 19, 2016 11:30 AM (hJrjt)

Tonsils or feet this time?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 19, 2016 11:32 AM (0mRoj)

111 i guess i'm so old i thought a joint was just called a joint

Part of the drug culture is coming up with new names then giggling about it while you're stoned because all the squares don't understand.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2016 11:32 AM (39g3+)

112 Irony, so how would one know what is mild before inhaling?

by color or smell?

Posted by: willow at February 19, 2016 11:32 AM (L1+sh)

113 That's a wonderful picture, Chi. It almost brought tears to my eyes. So you seem that's why I say (well, I didn't say it this way before, but I will now) that's it's so much p*** in the wind what hateful things leftists say about Scalia or how they're
there're glad he's dead, because he had that many people who wanted to pay their respects to him. That doesn't even include his family and friends and colleagues such as Ruth Bader-Ginsburg who even though they didn't share political opinions went to the opera with he and his wife or they had dinner together. Does anyone think hundreds of people feeling genuine affection and gratitude would show up at Obama's funeral if he were to die tomorrow? (Once again, DHS, I neither wish that not expect it) While some would they'd dhow up because they felt they had to or because he was the first Black President of something, it probably wouldn't be they knew and liked him. Bill Ayers showing up for your funeral just doesn't have the same feeling.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 11:33 AM (w4NZ8)

114 McAfee has been involved in some craziness worthy of Hunter Thompson, including suspicion of murder.

Posted by: cool breeze at February 19, 2016 11:33 AM (ckvus)

115 106 I advise caution on the weed sampling.

That shit can be WAY more potent now than "back in the day".

If you can - start with something mild.
Posted by: Irony at February 19, 2016 11:31 AM (BHaRb)

Like I said, legal first.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 19, 2016 11:33 AM (0mRoj)

116 105 RWC, i'm glad i'm good for something , even if something not very nice!

Posted by: willow at February 19, 2016 11:30 AM (L1+sh)



It's ok. I liked the song.

*goes to Desmond Decker 'Israelites' for the earworm cure




**shit

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 11:33 AM (mEZce)

117 Christopher, hah, i guess i have slid into the square camp.

Posted by: willow at February 19, 2016 11:33 AM (L1+sh)

118 Jewells45, so glad your surgery went well.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at February 19, 2016 11:34 AM (kXoT0)

119 Glad you are home and ding well Jewells.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 19, 2016 11:34 AM (OrI3J)

120 MJ is even stronger these days.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang
---------------
Yeah. The stuff they're smoking nowadays will just flat out wreck you.
I smoked a LOT in my younger days, and when I've tried it more recently, it just isn't enjoyable at all. Stuff makes you really stupid. Like voting for Sanders stupid...

Posted by: Chi at February 19, 2016 11:34 AM (z1mje)

121 Well Harper Lee has hopped the twig. For a woman that wrote only 2 books, she sure had a heck of a literary career.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2016 11:34 AM (39g3+)

122 Pass the Dutchie was a bowdlerized version of a reggae song about handing a spliff around. So it's a euphemism for sharing your drugs.

You sound just like my professors.

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at February 19, 2016 11:34 AM (RrDm2)

123 Alternate title: Just Before Jack the Ripper Showed Up.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 19, 2016 11:35 AM (TOk1P)

124 dOing well... jeez, my fingers usually work better than that.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 19, 2016 11:35 AM (OrI3J)

125 Being no expert myself ... as in a hit now and again ...

... color and moisture "can" help. Mostly, trust your source. If I take a toke at a party, I'm sure as hell not the first in line. Watch the others first.

Have no idea if Colorado discloses THC levels. Never been there.

Posted by: Irony at February 19, 2016 11:35 AM (BHaRb)

126 122 Pass the Dutchie was a bowdlerized version of a reggae song about handing a spliff around. So it's a euphemism for sharing your drugs.

You sound just like my professors.
Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at February 19, 2016 11:34 AM (RrDm2)

By all accounts you were King of the Bogart, so obviously you didn't learn a damn thing.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 19, 2016 11:35 AM (0mRoj)

127 So old Bern is taking it to Hillary! I'd laugh except there is a possibility He could be the next tsar, I mean President....

Posted by: donna at February 19, 2016 11:35 AM (/dSsq)

128
That was my plan anyway. I mean, just as a precaution. DAMMIT, I'VE SAID TOO MUCH!!!


No, that was just enough.

Posted by: Bob of the NSA, watchin ur keybord at February 19, 2016 11:36 AM (LUgeY)

129 Christopher, hah, i guess i have slid into the square camp.

Its okay we stack better.

Stuff makes you really stupid. Like voting for Sanders stupid.

Pot always made you stupid. It just does it faster these days.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2016 11:36 AM (39g3+)

130 Woot! Gratz Jewells, good to hear it went so well!

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 19, 2016 11:36 AM (9krrF)

131 What would be nice is if she had a sister.
...had a sister.

Posted by: Jimmy Two-Times at February 19, 2016 11:36 AM (91LL3)

132 Be very thankful the surgery didn't happen in the UK. You could be missing a body part you were planning on keeping. (See item in news dump.)
Posted by: Northernlurker at February 19, 2016 11:30 AM (hJrjt)

Tonsils or feet this time?
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016


Mid way between those two spots.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 19, 2016 11:37 AM (FkBIv)

133 You can almost hear her think...

"Hmmmm. Good that the Daily Picayune picked up on that Steel merger and pork bellies scandal..."

Posted by: Ibin Pharteen at February 19, 2016 11:37 AM (67aEn)

134 Yeah. The stuff they're smoking nowadays will just flat out wreck you.
I smoked a LOT in my younger days, and when I've tried it more recently, it just isn't enjoyable at all. Stuff makes you really stupid. Like voting for Sanders stupid...
Posted by: Chi at February 19, 2016 11:34 AM (z1mje)

There's actually some medical study on this, which shows heavy MJ use will fuck up the connections in a brain that is not yet fully developed. So the folks toking up regularly in their teens and early twenties may be actually causing brain damage. If you're a little older this isn't as much of a concern unless you're a heavy user for a very long time.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 19, 2016 11:37 AM (0mRoj)

135 A greybeard friend of mine found his kids' stash (one joint in a coat pocket) a few years ago. After bitching his kid out as to the dangers of drugs, he and his neighbor burned that joint in his garage after finishing a repair job.

Although only a pin joint, shared between the two of them, he said they were fine as long as they were in the garage, but stepping outside was like being on the moon.

Way stronger stuff.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 19, 2016 11:37 AM (kKHcp)

136 Christopher Taylor: ...My favorite "do they even know what they are singing?" moment...

Hard to beat "One toke over the line sweet Jesus" on the Lawrence Welk show. (It's on YouTube.)

Posted by: mindful webworker - sweet Jesus! at February 19, 2016 11:38 AM (x4kJD)

137 Mid way between those two spots.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 19, 2016 11:37 AM (FkBIv)

Just checked the article. Dear God.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 19, 2016 11:38 AM (0mRoj)

138 I never smoked weed because of my family's history of schizophrenia. I didn't want to increase my odds.

Posted by: Lauren at February 19, 2016 11:38 AM (LJEFX)

139 138 I never smoked weed because of my family's history of schizophrenia. I didn't want to increase my odds.

Posted by: Lauren at February 19, 2016 11:38 AM (LJEFX)

At least the voices would be giggling and saying stupid shit, so there's that.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 19, 2016 11:39 AM (0mRoj)

140
Irony, so how would one know what is mild before inhaling?

by color or smell?


The color should be a little crunchy, preferably with some good chocolate overtones and a mild mustard finish.

As for the smell, I've been told that grey is good.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 19, 2016 11:40 AM (LUgeY)

141 remember when MAUREEN DOWD ate all those marihuana cookies and then whined about the lack of a warning label?

good times

Posted by: lancewing plover at February 19, 2016 11:40 AM (zgHLA)

142 Yeah. The stuff they're smoking nowadays will just flat out wreck you.
Stuff makes you really stupid.
Posted by: Chi at February 19, 2016 11:34 AM (z1mje)

so i won't miss much .

---Christopher ,nice response 'stacking'.

invisions myself wanderig around shady neighborhoods tyring to figure out who might have a dutchie.

"Hey , oh Hi you there , the one in the heels and mini skirt, "do you do dutchies?

Posted by: willow at February 19, 2016 11:40 AM (L1+sh)

143 The color should be a little crunchy, preferably with some good chocolate overtones and a mild mustard finish.

As for the smell, I've been told that grey is good.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 19, 2016 11:40 AM (LUgeY)

Good Lord. We have to put up with foodies, but weedies too?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 19, 2016 11:40 AM (0mRoj)

144 Hard to beat "One toke over the line sweet Jesus" on the Lawrence Welk show.

Yeah, they really sell it too. The whole rapturous look, etc. Its hard to say if they even knew what they were singing or not. They were in show biz, after all.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2016 11:40 AM (39g3+)

145 Well, that didn't take long ...

A Vatican spokesman has issued a 'clarification' on Pope Francis' remarks concerning Donald Trump. (via Drudge link to The Hill).

Posted by: mrp at February 19, 2016 11:41 AM (JBggj)

146 Lets see.... 1913.....

16th and 17th Amendments ratified.... so Income Tax starts, and Senators no longer directly represent State Govs.

And Fed Res Bank Law passes...


Pretty much the year that killed the Constitution....

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 19, 2016 11:41 AM (f7rv6)

147 >>>Posted by: willow at February 19, 2016 11:23 AM (L1+sh)

It's something you pass 'pon de left-hand side.

There was an instructional song-and-dance video about this, some years ago.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 19, 2016 11:41 AM (bpn7O)

148 I never smoked weed because of my family's history of schizophrenia. I didn't want to increase my odds.

Every time I've been close enough to smell the stuff it's made me nauseous. Yeah, I know, supposed to help appetite. Go figure. One of many reasons I never touched the stuff m'self.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 19, 2016 11:41 AM (9krrF)

149 And BTW spelling it with an H helps me pretend I'm Philip Marlowe or something.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at February 19, 2016 11:41 AM (zgHLA)

150
What was Jimmy Two Times problem? Sure he said every thing twice but only 95% of the time.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 19, 2016 11:42 AM (iQIUe)

151 There's actually some medical study on this, which
shows heavy MJ use will fuck up the connections in a brain that is not
yet fully developed. So the folks toking up regularly in their teens
and early twenties may be actually causing brain damage. If you're a
little older this isn't as much of a concern unless you're a heavy user
for a very long time.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 19, 2016 11:37 AM (0mRoj)


That's it in a nutshell. Early and often will cause major damage, and the research very clearly shows that loss of cognitive functioning is essentially unrecoverable after quitting.


Which is not to say keep smoking into your 40s and 50s, just that the damage you already did is done. What is lacking in terms of long-term research is evidence of early onset dementia in long term users of marijuana. Anecdotally, it appears to be very clearly linked to long time users, but it's like the "scientific community" doesn't want to rock the boat at this time and provide evidence, when the political winds are blowing as they are.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 19, 2016 11:43 AM (TOk1P)

152 Wuh? My brain is incapable of parsing this image.

Posted by: Bob Ross at February 19, 2016 11:43 AM (QV9Vt)

153 I love when some people go on and on on how evil alcohol is but sing praises for marijuana as if it is loaded with vitamins and minerals.

Personally, I don't care what one does with their own time but don't blow smoke up my ass about it.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 19, 2016 11:43 AM (UnJ7w)

154 This is a really good article:

http://bit.ly/1PWSGfZ

For those sampling pot, I would highly advise against consumables. it's a lot easier to regulate how stoned you get when you smoke it. It takes about 30 minutes to come onto pot when you eat it and you are more likely to get too much. And yes, medical marijuana is totally different from the stuff that people used to smoke. On the other hand, you just need one or two hits to get an effect. I still haven't been to a legal pot store, but I just am not that interested in smoking it these days.

Posted by: notsothoreau at February 19, 2016 11:43 AM (5HBd1)

155 My nephew by marriage started smoking weed in college, despite having an aunt with schizophrenia. Cost him finishing up his college degree, and gave him a stint in jail for not following probation after being busted. Fortunately, no signs of schizophrenia yet.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at February 19, 2016 11:43 AM (FQKBL)

156 A lot of times I think they remove the wrong foot is because the wrong foot is decrepit, too, and on it's way to being removed.


The trick is to take a marker and write all over the good limb - not this one stupid

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 19, 2016 11:46 AM (iQIUe)

157 remember when MAUREEN DOWD ate all those marihuana cookies and then whined about the lack of a warning label?

There should be a warning label on every Maureen Dowd column.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 19, 2016 11:46 AM (FkBIv)

158 She wasn't awful looking when she was young,

Hillary had big boobs. Other than those, she was no higher than a solid 5.

Posted by: wooga at February 19, 2016 11:46 AM (Pa7M+)

159 Pretty much the year that killed the Constitution....
Posted by: Don Quixote at February 19, 2016 11:41 AM (f7rv6)

Yup....power has been slowly lifted from the State's hands and has been concentrated into Mordor's hands ever since. WW1, WW2 and the "cold" wars have helped this process along also.

Hopefully, one day there will come the great unraveling.



Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 19, 2016 11:46 AM (ej1L0)

160 I do wish the folks that do these studies actually knew some long term pot smokers. it's like those earlier studies that said you were more likely to get lung cancer from pot than from cigarettes. Later studies have shown pot has a protective element against cancer.

I've known long term pot smokers and long term drunks. The pot causes less damage. And a lot of folks that smoked when younger tire of it and quit when they get older.

Posted by: notsothoreau at February 19, 2016 11:47 AM (5HBd1)

161 >> A Vatican spokesman has issued a 'clarification' on Pope
>> Francis' remarks concerning Donald Trump. (via Drudge
>> link to The Hill

Let me know when the hammer and sickle is flying over the Vatican.

Posted by: JEM at February 19, 2016 11:47 AM (o+SC1)

162 The trick is to take a marker and write all over the good limb - not this one stupid


When I had to have My kidney stones "blasted" they wrote with marking pen which side it was on... Reassuring...

Posted by: donna at February 19, 2016 11:47 AM (/dSsq)

163 Yeah, no weed for me, either. There was enough second-hand stuff floating about in my dorm to get a buzz. Beer was quicker.

Posted by: mrp at February 19, 2016 11:47 AM (JBggj)

164 That's it in a nutshell. Early and often will cause major damage, and the research very clearly shows that loss of cognitive functioning is essentially unrecoverable after quitting.


Which is not to say keep smoking into your 40s and 50s, just that the damage you already did is done. What is lacking in terms of long-term research is evidence of early onset dementia in long term users of marijuana. Anecdotally, it appears to be very clearly linked to long time users, but it's like the "scientific community" doesn't want to rock the boat at this time and provide evidence, when the political winds are blowing as they are.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 19, 2016 11:43 AM (TOk1P)

Right. Although there is also the suggestion from the research that beginning to consume weed or THC products later in life does not have the same effect, again unless there is very heavy use over a very long period of time, since the vulnerable stages of brain development are over.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 19, 2016 11:47 AM (0mRoj)

165 Posted by: Don Quixote at February 19, 2016 11:41 AM (f7rv6)

If I had to chose on one amendment for an Article V convention to would be the repeal of the 17th Amendment. That would go a long way to restoring federalism.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 19, 2016 11:48 AM (UnJ7w)

166 BREAKING!


Newly found footage of Willow and Insomniac gettin' high


http://tinyurl.com/krf835s


*just fast-forward to the 1:00 mark

o.O

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 11:48 AM (mEZce)

167 Headline: Teddy Roosevelt Takes Office

Posted by: Mike Hammer at February 19, 2016 11:48 AM (n22zQ)

168
I tried weed once,, but didn't inhale....

Posted by: Bill Clinton at February 19, 2016 11:48 AM (HSmrB)

169
As for the smell, I've been told that grey is good.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 19, 2016 11:40 AM (LUgeY)

How on earth does something smell grey? Do you have to have synesthesia in order to properly enjoy weed?

I've never smoked any, so I have no idea what is appropriate etiquette for such a venture.

Posted by: Moki at February 19, 2016 11:49 AM (7q2ch)

170 SCHIZOPHRENIA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf2qYa8c-cA

Posted by: SONIC YOUTH at February 19, 2016 11:49 AM (91LL3)

171 Let me know when the hammer and sickle is flying over the Vatican.
=============

That will be a long wait.

Posted by: mrp at February 19, 2016 11:49 AM (JBggj)

172 Pot smells awful, just nasty. I like going into a tobacco shop even though I don't smoke because of the wonderful smell but weed is just heinous. I can't even imagine how godawful a pot shop stinks between the weed and the patchoulli.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2016 11:49 AM (39g3+)

173 "Whose Bitch This Is?"

...and does he know she's mucking about with his morning newspaper? Bitch should be rustlin' up some eggs instead of reading something that might her head up will all kinds of crazy notions.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at February 19, 2016 11:49 AM (dBmVV)

174 Willow @ 142

Believe me - there is someone on your block, at work or at your church who have it in the car & would gladly give you a small bud to try.

Someone in your circle of friends is a closet smoker - sometimes it's the last person you would imagine. (As in, the grey-haired hoarder lady two doors away from me that I help with home repairs)

Posted by: Chi at February 19, 2016 11:50 AM (z1mje)

175 166 BREAKING!


Newly found footage of Willow and Insomniac gettin' high


http://tinyurl.com/krf835s


*just fast-forward to the 1:00 mark

o.O
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 11:48 AM (mEZce)

Eh, that's Salvia, not weed.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 19, 2016 11:50 AM (0mRoj)

176 rwc, omg, lmro

Posted by: willow at February 19, 2016 11:50 AM (L1+sh)

177 90 i guess i'm so old i thought a joint was just called a joint.
Posted by: willow at February 19, 2016 11:28 AM (L1+sh

Don't bogart it.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 19, 2016 11:50 AM (voOPb)

178 i thought salvia was a desert garden plant?

Posted by: willow at February 19, 2016 11:50 AM (L1+sh)

179 177 90 i guess i'm so old i thought a joint was just called a joint.
Posted by: willow at February 19, 2016 11:28 AM (L1+sh

Don't bogart it.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 19, 2016 11:50 AM (voOPb)

INTERCEPTION!!! *toooooooke* HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Posted by: TFG at February 19, 2016 11:51 AM (0mRoj)

180 Hillary had big boobs. Other than those, she was no higher than a solid 5.


With 5 being the number of double-shots of tequila required before the goggles start working and she begins to resemble a human female.

As for the screeching, medical science has yet to discover the level of alcohol needed to silence that.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 19, 2016 11:51 AM (LUgeY)

181 Don't bogart it.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 19, 2016 11:50 AM (voOPb)

yes, That song!

Posted by: willow at February 19, 2016 11:51 AM (L1+sh)

182 When I was in College many moons ago I smoked it..... It's a strange feeling..... When I was a little older it just made Me sleepy so, no thanks...

Posted by: donna at February 19, 2016 11:51 AM (/dSsq)

183 >>Pot smells awful, just nasty.


You do know there are as many types of weed as there are tomatoes, right?

There's no way you couldn't like the smell of Tangerine, or the Blueberry, or the Lemon Skunk.


Posted by: garrett at February 19, 2016 11:51 AM (91LL3)

184 Eh, that's Salvia, not weed.

Yep. It's much worse. And straight up legal still, oddly.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 19, 2016 11:52 AM (9krrF)

185 If the penguins weren't enough, I'm proof that animals can be gay.

ARF ARF ARF!

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 19, 2016 11:52 AM (QV9Vt)

186

the only "religion" that gets a pass

Islamic Prayer Taking Over UN General Assembly Area
Could you imagine if Christians or Jews did this?


http://bit.ly/1RcjgnK

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 19, 2016 11:52 AM (qCMvj)

187 i would think blueberry would be nice.
but i probably shouldn't judge things that way.

Posted by: willow at February 19, 2016 11:52 AM (L1+sh)

188 Experience tells me that almost any retired cop you know can hook you up.

Posted by: garrett at February 19, 2016 11:52 AM (91LL3)

189 What about mama sniper? Still dont believe that she lived with the and didnt know what was going on.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 19, 2016 11:52 AM (iQIUe)

190 About the weed being stronger nowadays.

I wonder. Back in the day, and I mean 'way back in the day, there was a *lot* of ditch weed. Medium level was the Mexican choking hazard, sometimes good, often terrible. The "good stuff" was harsh ol' Columbian.

Well, I was "fortunate" enough at times to try Jamaican Red (pretty), Thai Sticks (tasty), and other really good stuff. Black Afghani finger hash (fortunately for me, only available once).

At one point, I got some real Acapulco Gold that was better than anything else I'd ever tried... but at the same time got some "Brazilian" that made the Gold seem like ditch weed -- literally one (large) bowl had half a dozen people who had been sitting on the floor in a circle passed out on our backs, with the bowl unfinished. And these were not newbies but hearty used-to-it smokers.

So, it's probably greater availability and cultivation of the best stuff now.

Not proud or ashamed of the usage - I survived it with no more damage than most of you alkies.

Semi-autobiographical cartoon about weed smoking:
http://mindfulwebworks.com/headshop/allergies

Posted by: mindful webworker - sweet Jesus! at February 19, 2016 11:52 AM (x4kJD)

191 Islamic Prayer Taking Over UN General Assembly Area
Could you imagine if Christians or Jews did this?

Good. Let's move the UN to Saudi Arabia....

Posted by: donna at February 19, 2016 11:53 AM (/dSsq)

192 Thanks everyone. It's good to be back. I don't think there could ever be a mistake made like the one in the UK, at least not the hospital I went to. Good God, if I had a nickel for every time I had to say my name, date of birth and what procedure I was having/had done I could retire. Try saying illeocecectomy when you are high on Xanax and whatever other shit is in that cocktail they give you before you go under! Good Christ, I don't even remember being wheeled into the OR.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 19, 2016 11:53 AM (CNHr1)

193 188 Experience tells me that almost any retired cop you know can hook you up.
Posted by: garrett at February 19, 2016 11:52 AM (91LL3)

And since they're retired, they won't feel compelled to shoot your kid or your dog, so there's that.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 19, 2016 11:53 AM (0mRoj)

194 Oh, and Harper Lee has died.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 19, 2016 11:53 AM (9krrF)

195 I think you would like the Lavender,too willow.

Posted by: garrett at February 19, 2016 11:54 AM (91LL3)

196 I can't even imagine how godawful a pot shop stinks between the weed and the patchoulli.
=================

I work in retail, but not a pot shop. The worst part of the patchouli experience is when the customer hands you a wad of cash drenched with the stuff. Into the drawer it goes until it's handed out as change. Oh joy.

Posted by: mrp at February 19, 2016 11:54 AM (JBggj)

197 I think the 14th amendment is far more damaging to liberty and the nation than any other that has been passed. The principle and intent of the amendment is fine, but it was so poorly worded, so vague, and so open that its demolishing culture and leaves the door open to horrific stuff. It needs to be better worded and limited.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2016 11:54 AM (39g3+)

198 Eh, that's Salvia, not weed.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 19, 2016 11:50 AM (0mRoj)

I know. Just did it for fallin' out the window.


*goes in search of vids of face eating bath salt users

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 11:55 AM (mEZce)

199
Yeah. The stuff they're smoking nowadays will just flat out wreck you.

Stuff makes you really stupid.

Posted by: Chi at February 19, 2016 11:34 AM (z1mje)


Katt Williams on too strong weed (among other things): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuNeJZq9Nuc

Posted by: redbanzai at February 19, 2016 11:55 AM (OrI3J)

200

awesome, and then some



Go Figure: Beyonce Can't Get Police to Work Security For Her Shows

"The fact that Beyonce used this year's Super Bowl to divide Americans by promoting the Black Panthers and her antipolice message shows she does not support law enforcement."

The Washington Times reports that the Tampa Police Department is having trouble getting officers to volunteer to provide security for pop superstar Beyonce's upcoming concert, following her recent, controversial Super Bowl halftime performance of the song "Formation," which many critics have argued is anti-police.


good
no security
let her feel like the rest of us for a change

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 19, 2016 11:55 AM (qCMvj)

201 Jewells, When I wrote a post addressed to you earlier this week I thought it was just a routine colonoscopy. My mistake. I am glad you are doing well.

21 Big forearms for a chic ...

Posted by: Irony at February 19, 2016 11:13 AM (BHaRb)

Hey, haul around a baby and a diaper bag for a few weeks and those arms will get toned.

It was when I was babysitting for my nieces and nephews that I discovered the real purpose of female hips. You can balance a toddler on your hip while opening a door, it's like a built in shelf.


Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the prsent time) at February 19, 2016 11:55 AM (u0lmX)

202 Headline: Teddy Roosevelt Takes Office
Posted by: Mike Hammer
-------------

Oops. Belay that comment, Taft won.

Teddy was hampered a bit by the bullet in his chest.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at February 19, 2016 11:56 AM (n22zQ)

203 Jewelss, i remember the last time i went under, the anesthesiologist asked me to count backwards from 10. i thought to myself i feel nothing, I'm going to die screaming in pain!

starts counting 10-9 , out cold.

Posted by: willow at February 19, 2016 11:56 AM (L1+sh)

204 Here's how I'll defeat Bernie: if I am elected, I will nationalize all distilllaries and offer free hard liquor to everyone.

Liquor is a right, not a privilege.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 19, 2016 11:56 AM (QV9Vt)

205
Darn, my post last thread got overshadowed by the nood. If you haven't seen it already, read this little article on National Review.


In which Mona Charen demonstrates what she is and the only thing left to negotiate is the price.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 19, 2016 11:57 AM (X6fMO)

206 204 Here's how I'll defeat Bernie: if I am elected, I will nationalize all distilllaries and offer free hard liquor to everyone.

Liquor is a right, not a privilege.

I might have to re-think Hillary!

Posted by: donna at February 19, 2016 11:57 AM (/dSsq)

207 INTERCEPTION!!! *toooooooke* HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Posted by: TFG at February 19, 2016 11:51 AM (0mRoj)

You just know that asshole did just that.

As well as smoking everybody else's and never offering any that he was holding.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 11:57 AM (mEZce)

208 I know. Just did it for fallin' out the window.


*goes in search of vids of face eating bath salt users
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 11:55 AM (mEZce)

Please don't...

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 19, 2016 11:57 AM (0mRoj)

209
Tried weed twice in my life. 1st time I was quite drunk and got so sick (nausea etc) dying may have been a good alternate.

I was told that sometimes mj and alcohol were a bad mix, so the next time was cold sober.

Same results. Much later I discovered that for a few, weed is NOT a good thing, something in the body chemistry, apparently.

Don't know for certain and damn sure don't care.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 19, 2016 11:57 AM (P/8aq)

210 Speaking of Hillary: I read a Ben Shapiro article in The Federalist this morning.
He spoke about Hillary standing on her vagina, which created a mental image I can do without.

If true I now know for sure why Bill is inclined to look elsewhere. In any case, whatever Hillary was 20 or 30 years ago, she's definitely a two bagger now--or a tire biter.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 19, 2016 11:57 AM (hJrjt)

211 There's no way you couldn't like the smell of Tangerine, or the Blueberry, or the Lemon Skunk.

Yeah, you keep telling yourself that

The worst part of the patchouli experience is when the customer hands you a wad of cash drenched with the stuff. Into the drawer it goes until it's handed out as change.

Its the bills some "exotic dancer" picked up without her hands that I worried about.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2016 11:57 AM (39g3+)

212 I've been out of the loop for 24 hours....what has the GOPe caved on that I missed?

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 19, 2016 11:58 AM (0LHZx)

213 I left because she wanted to read the newspaper during.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 19, 2016 11:58 AM (rsudF)

214 I like paintings with a lot of color and design which is why I like Matisse.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 19, 2016 11:58 AM (iQIUe)

215 The principle and intent of the amendment is fine, but it was so poorly worded, so vague, and so open that its demolishing culture and leaves the door open to horrific stuff. It needs to be better worded and limited.

---------

What's vague about it?

Posted by: SH at February 19, 2016 11:58 AM (gmeXX)

216 ooh garret, my favorite color, in all states, purple etc..
so yeah.
but i also like bath salts, because bath salts, but we know they in other form make you commit to facialectomies

Posted by: willow at February 19, 2016 11:58 AM (L1+sh)

217 Nothing quite like NYT propaganda and a stiff cup of bourbon in the morning, I always say.

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at February 19, 2016 11:58 AM (La6jE)

218 202 Posted by: Mike Hammer at February 19, 2016 11:56 AM (n22zQ)


Teddy was the last sane patriotic Progtard 2000 denizen.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 19, 2016 11:58 AM (g8Hfr)

219 *hic*

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at February 19, 2016 11:58 AM (La6jE)

220 " Oh, and Harper Lee has died."

It was shameful how they released the book she never wanted released.

Posted by: Lauren at February 19, 2016 11:58 AM (iweze)

221 I work in retail, but not a pot shop. The worst part of the patchouli experience is when the customer hands you a wad of cash drenched with the stuff. Into the drawer it goes until it's handed out as change. Oh joy.
Posted by: mrp at February 19, 2016 11:54 AM (JBggj)


the problem with patchouli users, and others that have floral extracts (same as perfume, actually), is people use way too much.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 19, 2016 11:59 AM (qCMvj)

222 It was when I was babysitting for my nieces and nephews that I discovered the real purpose of female hips. You can balance a toddler on your hip while opening a door, it's like a built in shelf.


Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the prsent time) at February 19, 2016 11:55 AM (u0lmX)

Also gives Olympic competitive rifle shooters an advantage for the same reason. They get more elbow stability firing from the standing position because they can rest the supporting elbow against the shelf of the pelvis, which men can't usually do.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at February 19, 2016 11:59 AM (0mRoj)

223 does he know she's mucking about with his morning newspaper?

He's an artiste, which means she's a hooker, just reading before bedtime.

Posted by: t-bird at February 19, 2016 11:59 AM (ANVXm)

224 By far the worst shit and a total 'what the F... why, why would you do that???' is Krokodil.

I mean... W...T...F

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 11:59 AM (mEZce)

225 The families of terrorists who whine incessantly that their thugs did nothing wrong I could throttle. They pretend that they dont understand the crimes of conspiracy.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 19, 2016 11:59 AM (iQIUe)

226 It was when I was babysitting for my nieces and nephews that I discovered the real purpose of female hips. You can balance a toddler on your hip while opening a door, it's like a built in shelf.

No, their primary purpose is aesthetic, for men to enjoy. Using them to hold kids is a side effect.

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

227 *don't image search that if you're squeamish

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 12:00 PM (mEZce)

228 "To Kill A Mockingbird" is a great read. Unfortunately it was used to unfairly characterize the whole South and today every damned lib/prog SJW imagines he/she is Atticus Finch standing up to a racist America against all odds and at great personal danger..

Posted by: Hand of Count Petofi at February 19, 2016 12:00 PM (1BQGO)

229 willow when I had my back surgery I made it to 9. lol. I didn't even have the chance this time. Now, just because I don't remember doesn't mean I wasn't awake I may just not remember. I will have to ask the doctor when I see her. Goddamn, but she was just superb. Sweet as can be and damn good at her job.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 19, 2016 12:00 PM (CNHr1)

230 By far the strongest thing I ever smoked was hash oil. These housemate dudes, science types, errrrr "borrowed" a bunch of flasks, tubing, etc. from a lab at OSU. Then they took like a couple ounces of good - not great - weed and boiled it way down into a black tar substance. They a small gob of the black tar with the end of a paper clip and held it over a piece of tin foil. They held a lighter to the tar and a single clear drop fell onto the foil. They then held the lighter under the foil and when the oil turned to smoke, I inhaled through a paper towel tube.

I was insanely high for like 6 hours. It was too much. And I was a major stoner at the time. Like smoked the sticky, expensive kind bud pretty much every day for a few years.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at February 19, 2016 12:00 PM (dBmVV)

231 Hmm. Is that a twenty that I see lying on the bedside table?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at February 19, 2016 12:00 PM (n22zQ)

232 Yeah, you keep telling yourself that

You can't hate the smell of Lemons, Oranges AND Skunk...one of those has to be ok to you?

Posted by: garrett at February 19, 2016 12:01 PM (91LL3)

233 It's a good habit to make the bed before doing anything else.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at February 19, 2016 12:01 PM (n22zQ)

234 Chick-Fil-A has started a "Police Lives Matter" campaign.

Not only that, Chick-Fil-A consistently ranks in the top three of American restaurant chains, at any price point.

God bless them.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 19, 2016 12:01 PM (bpn7O)

235 It's a good habit to make the bed before doing anything else.


Looks like She's a big boned Gal....

Posted by: donna at February 19, 2016 12:02 PM (/dSsq)

236 Nood.

Posted by: HH at February 19, 2016 12:02 PM (DrCtv)

237 "To Kill A Mockingbird" is a great read. Unfortunately it was used to unfairly characterize the whole South and today every damned lib/prog SJW imagines he/she is Atticus Finch standing up to a racist America against all odds and at great personal danger..
Posted by: Hand of Count Petofi
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Atticus has fallen from favor lately. We won't be hearing as much about him. in the future.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at February 19, 2016 12:03 PM (n22zQ)

238 **definitely don't watch the video of Krokodil effect.

I thought zombies were fiction.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 12:03 PM (mEZce)

239 " Oh, and Harper Lee has died."

It was shameful how they released the book she never wanted released.
Posted by: Lauren at February 19, 2016 11:58 AM (iweze)

Yeah I read Go Set A Watchman. It wasn't that it was bad but that all the liberal/progs hearts were shattered to learn that Atticus was an evil RACIST. From what I read about Go Set A Watchman it was the original manuscript Harper Lee submitted to her publisher. The publisher saw great potential in Lee's writing and had her go back and write a book with the same characters but based around Atticus when Scout was younger. It wasn't a bad book, it just wasn't finished in the sense it needed to be refined. There was some heartbreaking details on a specific character in To Kill A Mocking Bird. It was an okay book.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 19, 2016 12:05 PM (UnJ7w)

240 "Atticus has fallen from favor lately. We won't be hearing as much about him. in the future."

Why is that? Hetro-white-male?

Posted by: Hand of Count Petofi at February 19, 2016 12:05 PM (1BQGO)

241 No, their primary purpose is aesthetic, for men to enjoy. Using them to hold kids is a side effect.

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


________________________________________________

And why do men enjoy them? Because nice hips means no issues bearing mah babies.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 19, 2016 12:06 PM (rsudF)

242 Talkin' about Memory Lane.

I recruited Atticus. And Reid wanted to do the kid til he discovered she was a she.

Posted by: zombie senator bill byrd at February 19, 2016 12:08 PM (WOyz5)

243 Why is that? Hetro-white-male?

Posted by: Hand of Count Petofi at February 19, 2016 12:05 PM (1BQGO)


In his new novel it turns out Atticus was a racisty racist all along.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 12:08 PM (mEZce)

244 What's vague about it?

The 14th amendment? Here's the problematic wording:

"nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

That's the only restriction: without due process of law.

Now, there's two ways of looking at that. It either means

1)a court case resulting in punishment which deprives someone of life, liberty, or property
2) a law is passed through proper process which does so.

We know its not #2, because people pass laws restricting certain things which have been overturned by the courts as a violation of the 14th amendment. So the only thing that prevents "totally equal protection under law" is if you're thrown in jail.

But either way, that's it: the only possible limitation on equal protection of law is through legal means.

Why are kids not able to drive at age 8? Why can't they vote, drink, etc? If its a court ruling that is required, then we cannot prevent a quadriplegic person from being a fireman.

That's why we have homosexual "marriage:" 14th amendment requires it. But that's just one example. Why can't NAMBLA guy have sex with an 11 year old? 14th amendment! Equal protection! Why can't I marry your wife? Equal protection!

The only thing that has kept this stuff from coming up is that the left hasn't gotten there... yet. The wording is horrendous. It was meant to protect blacks and former slaves and guarantee them full citizenship and protection under law, but what it did was open up a planet-sized can of dune sand worms.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2016 12:08 PM (39g3+)

245 Robert Graves, in "Claudius the God", on patchouli:

"Presently he came down smelling very strongly of a peculiar Oriental scent called patchouli, which was a standing joke at the Palace: it was supposed to have an irresistible effect on Cypros."

And the rest, as was elided, involved goggles, tool belt, hard hat, boots, condoms, and a chicken.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at February 19, 2016 12:09 PM (bpn7O)

246
William Paxton, "The Morning Paper" (1913)


Here's one of the hotties of 1913, the actress Marie Doro:

http://goo.gl/b6Lh6v

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 19, 2016 12:10 PM (X6fMO)

247 Harper Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman' Gives Atticus Finch a Dark Side



http://tinyurl.com/p5zbebd

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 12:10 PM (mEZce)

248 You can't hate the smell of Lemons, Oranges AND Skunk...one of those has to be ok to you?

Lemons + skunk is the problem. you can add whatever chemical scents you want, it still smells ghastly.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2016 12:10 PM (39g3+)

249 Venus of Urbino - hubba hubba

https://goo.gl/FQmAIj

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 19, 2016 12:10 PM (iQIUe)

250 I've read here before about the belwilderment at how a formerly staunch conservative like Ryan could do a full 180.
Maybe it wasn't bribery or blackmail. Maybe he didn't want to end up dead with a pillow over his head. I'm not saying that's probable, but nothing would surprise me any more about this administration, after all the crap it has shamelessly gotten away with. Perhaps we really do need a revolution, or coup.

Posted by: angela urkel at February 19, 2016 12:12 PM (QV9Vt)

251 Those paintings of girls nakey with a hand between their legs. I could never decide if that was a way of censoring, or if she was just interrupted thinking about Apollo.

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

252 Rush is going after Trump hard on his health care stance. Trump says people are "dying in the streets" and keeping the mandate.

About time Rush, but it's probably to late anyways.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 19, 2016 12:15 PM (UnJ7w)

253 72% OF DEMS NOW THINK HE COULD WIN GENERAL!

They mean bernie....lolololol!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 19, 2016 12:19 PM (iQIUe)

254 253 72% OF DEMS NOW THINK HE COULD WIN GENERAL!

They mean bernie....lolololol!
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 19, 2016 12:19 PM (iQIUe)


Easy there.

I LOL'd before November in 2008 and 2012.

The electorate is filled with imbeciles.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 19, 2016 12:20 PM (mEZce)

255 228 "To Kill A Mockingbird" is a great read. Unfortunately it was used to unfairly characterize the whole South and today every damned lib/prog SJW imagines he/she is Atticus Finch standing up to a racist America against all odds and at great personal danger..


Posted by: Hand of Count Petofi at February 19, 2016 12:00 PM (1BQGO)

What I most enjoyed about Mockingbird when I first read it as a teen and when I reread it 10 or 11 years ago is how Lee evoked a world that was as exotic to me as Timbuktu - the rural South of the 1930's.

And it was a world that she clearly loved very much despite its' racial injustices. Her rambling history of Mayflower and its' inhabitants and all their quirks and eccentricities ("never take a check from a Merriweather without a discreet call to the bank" ) and habits (Miss Maudie works in her garden all day and then, after dinner and a bath, she spends the evening sitting on her front porch in splendor, reigning over the street and smelling of talcum powder like a proper Southern lady) captured a certain time and place wonderfully.

I remember when I first read it I was puzzled when she wrote of Jem running though "collards." Yankee me had no idea what a collard was - or a CSA pistol.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the prsent time) at February 19, 2016 12:21 PM (u0lmX)

256 Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the prsent time) at February 19, 2016 12:21 PM (u0lmX)


Wonderful post Donna. I feel the same way. Before I started Go Set A Watchman I decided to read Mocking bird again and I'm glad I did. It is truly a classic and well written.

Posted by: Arson Wells at February 19, 2016 12:24 PM (UnJ7w)

257 So if Bernie schlongs Hillary in Nevada , what happens? I keep
unthinking back to 2008 rooting for Obama thinking there is no way
America could elect a hard left community organizer. Old assumptions about America no longer
hold true.

Worse, there is a very good chance Sanders would die in office or resign for health reasons. We could end up with President Pocahontas.

Posted by: Hand of Count Petofi at February 19, 2016 12:26 PM (1BQGO)

258 Judge Scalia lying in repose:

http://goo.gl/hucWvV

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 19, 2016 12:29 PM (iQIUe)

259 I'm waiting for some code pinko types to come screaming in.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 19, 2016 12:30 PM (iQIUe)

260 I'm a longtime fan of Paxton and the Boston School. The reason I didn't post earlier is I'm at work.

He made lots of nudes, but this isn't one of them, obviously.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at February 19, 2016 12:35 PM (2xBS7)

261 If Bernie wins the nomination, I could easily see him win. This ain't your father's USA any more. People do not at a gut level and instinctively recoil from socialism anymore. They love it and think its a terrific idea for everyone else to pay for their stuff.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2016 12:37 PM (39g3+)

262 Rich Lowry's "The Destroyer Cometh" is a succulent piece of frantic establishment squealing. Please, Trump, punish them.

Posted by: General Zod at February 19, 2016 12:39 PM (Bdeb0)

263 Another reason why Twitter is just horrible. Ben Sasse (a NE Senator) apparently doesn't think Trump would be the greatest President ever and gets nasty responses from over ardent Trump supporters:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zmae7we

JFTR, if you call Cruz a weasel, a liar, tell me that he looks like Count Chocula or that he's a Canadian I don't care-just as you don't care about my criticisms of Trump, but I don't do Twitter so you can't send me nasty tweets, and even if you could it probably wouldn't be nearly as much fun as sending them to a Senator from NE. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 12:56 PM (w4NZ8)

264 And Trumps "I didn't say it" (where he repeatedly says whatever he says he didn't say) following the Sasse Video is pretty funny.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 12:59 PM (w4NZ8)

265 I'd file "Trump's 'I didn't say it'" under "Zeitgeist, Savvy Channeling Of." Not an excuse, just an observation.

Posted by: General Zod at February 19, 2016 01:02 PM (Bdeb0)

266 I'd call it a rhetorical trick". "I'm not going to say_____" Did you just hear what I said I won't say? Let me not say it again just to be sure. LOL.

He's quite the showman/saleman, Mr. Trump. I'll vote for him if he becomes the nominee but increasingly reluctantly. In fact, if he keeps his blowhardiness (Is that a word?) up he may be the republican candidate that I will be the most reluctant to ever. vote for.

And yes, there are many fine Trump supporters, the Tweeters to Sasse were not some of them.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 01:13 PM (w4NZ8)

267 I support Trump. I'll vote for Cruz if Trump's not the nominee, and the only real objection I have to Cruz is one of style, not substance, only a quibble. I'm a VA Republican voter, so every year my vote becomes more and more inconsequential.

I don't like Trump's classlessness, but I feel I've watched enough "let it burn" posts on this blog to finally say, "no, it's not enough to 'let it burn;' someone has to light it.'" Trump will. I'll gulp, buckle up, and vote for him.

I'll also be filming my indigo-blue Northern Virginia neighborhood as it erupts in beta-male indignation if The Donald does, in fact, become their overlord.

Posted by: General Zod at February 19, 2016 01:20 PM (Bdeb0)

268 In fact, I'll go full-honesty. In my end-days, when we're all subservient proles after Trump's short reign (followed by a succession of communist troikas), I'll use special occasions to shutter the windows, invite over trusted heretics, and show them The Video, the one of Bill Jones next door stumbling out of his modern house in Birks, weeping as he tears down his Bernie yard sign, and drunkenly crashing his emerald Prius into the fire hydrant. "This is what National Review said would happen," I'll remind them. "Ain't life grand?"

Posted by: General Zod at February 19, 2016 01:28 PM (Bdeb0)

269 The economy will collapse..........it is inevitable.

I support Cruz but I will vote Trump if he wins.

Posted by: Geoffrey at February 19, 2016 01:41 PM (LoRcb)

270 I agree, the economy is going to crater in a horrific way. And I'd rather it wasn't someone either a complete lunatic, or someone I really like in charge.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2016 02:12 PM (39g3+)

271 Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2016 02:12 PM (39g3+)

So who would that be, Christopher?

I think the Obama administration is trying as much as they possibly can to hold off things until after the next election. if it's Hillary they don't care. If it's a Republican, a Republican won't be elected for a whole lot of years.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 19, 2016 02:17 PM (w4NZ8)

272 So who would that be, Christopher?

If things go horribly wrong I want an unlikable jerk who is at least stable and won't take advantage of it to overthrow the USA. Which right now looks like Trump.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 19, 2016 02:24 PM (39g3+)

273 This image was on the cover of the November 1982 issue of American Heritage the first issue I ever bought (off the newsstand). It was a special issue on "The Press in America."

Posted by: DynamiteDan at February 19, 2016 02:38 PM (BaDMP)

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