Overnight Open Thread (2-21-2016)

Quote of the Day - Hopper PBUH Edition

12 I'm sorry Ace, I love your analysis and commentary but this fawning over Dennis Hopper is silly, to be generous.

Posted by: MrPaulRevere at May 30, 2010 02:19 AM (BP0+R)

13 Actually, I do worship Dennis Hopper, and I mean that quite literally.

I believe he is a god. Not THE God, but a god. Like Apollo.

I have a big shrine to him. I do coke because he did. I call it the coke-shrine.

Posted by: ace at May 30, 2010 02:20 AM (66DVY)

Quote of the Day

Lefty loosie, righty tightie, and wash your hands before eating lunch was the entire plumbing handbook when I was a kid. The appendix held one one additional piece of advice: Water always runs downhill. Wanna bet?

When the clocks run backwards, when the sun rises in the west, when the lion lays down with the lamb, when politicians start telling the truth, when water doesn't run downhill, when the laws of supply and demand are revoked -- supplying finless brown trout to the porcelain gods and demanding that they go away -- that's when you know you're in for it. You got existential trouble there, Camus, I'm tellin' you.

I don't think I can accurately describe what that geyser of excrement in the carhole meant to me at that moment. It was literally an existential threat.

-- Sippican Cottage in Interestingly, 'Geyser of Excrement' Is the Name of My Tears for Fears Tribute Band. But I Digress

Is Twitter Silencing Conservatives?

In addition to shadowbanning Twitter is now stripping verified accounts of their verification with no explanation. Presumably for some unnamed offense but how does an offense possibly make you stop being yourself? And these new tactics on the part of Twitter seem primarily focused on conservative users.

I've been sat on the naughty table! pic.twitter.com/2ppJ3X4J62

-- Milo Yiannopoulos  (@Nero) January 8, 2016
My Verified blue check is gone! IT'S GONE!!!!!!

-- John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) February 20, 2016

Furthermore as Ace mentioned in the sidebar Twitter has created a new "Trust and Safety council" to police tweets and stocked it with a rogue's gallery of SJW-types. Including Anita Sarkeesian, GLAAD, and Islamic activist groups among others it's like the UN Human Rights Committee of free speech opponents on the internet.

RSM (@rsmccain) Banned From Twitter

With no explanation given as usual. At this point I think we've moved beyond coincidence and are heading into enemy action territory.

Related: Slashdot: Why Does Twitter Refuse To Shut Down Donald Trump?

Well That Wasn't Supposed To Happen: Bernie Sanders Supporters Yell "English Only!" at Spanish Translator

What They Cannot Take They Destroy

"...they tell us these [illegals] are a 'cultural enrichment' for us ... I ask myself where their cultural riches are. Because if it is to sack, to destroy, to steal, to rape and so on, the French were fully capable of doing it themselves, one only had to ask."

-- Calais resident Simone Hericourt

Onlookers Cheer in Germany as Refugee Housing Burns, Arson Suspected

Ugly but that's what you get when you attempt a demographic transformation of a country against the wishes of its citizens.

538: How Jeb Bush's Path To Defeat Began A Year Ago

Wait - Wizard of Id is Still Being Published and Is Actually Topical?

crwiz160119

Black Lives Matter Kicked out of Nashville Library Because Segregated Meetings Aren't Allowed on Public Property

Taking the Budget Bus: A Tale in Three Tweets

tweettale34

The Shuty Improved 3-D Printed 9mm Semiautomatic Pistol

Getting ever closer to a modern Sten gun that you can print and build at home.

sdshutymp234

Massachusetts Plans to Create Their Own Version of Snake Island with a Rattlesnake Colony

Quick - What Animal Do You See Here?

And find out what it says about you with this one simple trick.

animalillusinon334

'Talk Bernie To Me'

berniesingles23

Annette Kellerman: Hollywood's First Nude Star

In 1916.

daughterkellerman

'We Are Human Beings, Please Stop Biting Us'

Thanks to Slu.

Steven Den Beste Explains Pixel Maritan

pmu7sw0

Weekly Commenter Standings

Top 10 commenters:
1 [668 comments] 'Christopher Taylor' [93.79 posts/day]
2 [630 comments] 'ThunderB'
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Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
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4 [45 names] 'Mimzey'
5 [39 names] 'Don Quixote'
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8 [33 names] 'The Political Hat'
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10 [32 names] 'Mike Hammer, etc., etc.'

The group. Banned on 12 universities.

Where it used to be at - the Twitter

Tonight's post brought to you by how it all began:

chewys1

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1 Ahhh

Posted by: Aviator at February 21, 2016 10:50 PM (c7vUv)

2 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 21, 2016 10:50 PM (YJmuy)

3 Howdy-do.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2016 10:52 PM (B7O+9)

4 CT, you need to take a day off.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2016 10:53 PM (B7O+9)

5 Aloha! Welcome to the enchanted ONT....

Posted by: cthulhu at February 21, 2016 10:53 PM (EzgxV)

6 Rabbit season!

Posted by: Daffy Duck at February 21, 2016 10:54 PM (FkBIv)

7 Ace does Coke because Dennis Hopper did?

Was it New Coke, Diet Coke or regular Coke?

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...now older and senile at February 21, 2016 10:54 PM (+1T7c)

8 Where the fcuk is everybody?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2016 10:54 PM (B7O+9)

9 Is it That Time already?

Guess so.

Good evening, crowd of crazies.

Posted by: mindful webworker - up to some good again at February 21, 2016 10:55 PM (ACs58)

10 >>>Quick - What Animal Do You See Here?
And find out what it says about you with this one simple trick.<<<




I see a horrible, long eared demon!!!

Posted by: James Earl Cahtah at February 21, 2016 10:55 PM (H9MG5)

11 WooHoo, ONT

Posted by: PaleRider at February 21, 2016 10:56 PM (chkUd)

12 BTW, I just read "Blue Lives Matter, Baltimore Style" by Weirddave

Thanks, Weirddave.

Posted by: mindful webworker - civvy salute at February 21, 2016 10:56 PM (ACs58)

13 Maritan ichiban hai!

And dear kami George, "Battle of the Whills" as a title?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 21, 2016 10:57 PM (fZ8hA)

14 FIRST !!!!

Posted by: jake at February 21, 2016 10:57 PM (Rtn6b)

15 It's not an animal of any sort that I can see. It's a penis. What does that say about me

Posted by: Miss Lindsey Grahamnesty at February 21, 2016 10:57 PM (dvuhZ)

16 I've got a bad feeling about this. . .

Posted by: Dr. Varno at February 21, 2016 10:57 PM (GdFQh)

17 Twitter is silencing conservative voices in an election year for the same reason Lois Lerner ordered a crackdown on conservative not-for-profits in an election year. It's an orchestrated suppression technique. We'll see more soon.

Posted by: troyriser at February 21, 2016 10:57 PM (Au69S)

18 "Use the CGI, Luke"

Posted by: eman at February 21, 2016 10:57 PM (MQEz6)

19 Furthermore as Ace mentioned in the sidebar Twitter has created a new "Trust and Safety council" to police tweets and stocked it with a rogue's gallery of SJW-types.

As I pointed out on an earlier thread, that sounds disturbingly similar to the "Committee of Public Safety" that caused such hijinks during the French Revolution.

Posted by: rickl at February 21, 2016 10:57 PM (sdi6R)

20 dang it... Journal of the Whills...

I have some writing to do, so I'm in perfect shape to throw words at screen.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 21, 2016 10:58 PM (fZ8hA)

21 I see a horrible, long eared demon!!!


Posted by: James Earl Cahtah


Hey, what's up, Doc?

Posted by: Bugs Bunny at February 21, 2016 10:58 PM (+1T7c)

22 Auto Racing Elbows ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/701458222423662593

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/701458364316971009

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/701458511973236737

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/701458669708431361

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/701458858338885632

Posted by: kbdabear at February 21, 2016 10:58 PM (XY09C)

23 When the clocks run backwards, when the sun rises in the west, when the lion lays down with the lamb, when politicians start telling the truth, when water doesn't run downhill, when the laws of supply and demand are revoked -- supplying finless brown trout to the porcelain gods and demanding that they go away

Feed your head.

Posted by: Jefferson Airplane at February 21, 2016 10:58 PM (FkBIv)

24 that naked girl has tan lines just above her knees

Posted by: jake at February 21, 2016 10:59 PM (Rtn6b)

25 A rabbit and a duck.

Both good floaters.

Right, Jimmy?

Posted by: eman at February 21, 2016 10:59 PM (MQEz6)

26 Auto Racing Elbows ONT Compliance Pics - 2

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/701459015121895424

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/701459174656495617

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/701459316075851777

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/701459490969927680

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/701459645542617088

Posted by: kbdabear at February 21, 2016 11:00 PM (XY09C)

27 One of the last Star Wars comics that Dark Horse published was "The Star Wars" based on Lucas's early draft. Everything was familiar, but very different. And very enjoyable. Even if you don't dig on comics, it's worth reading just to see how drafts evolve into final scripts.

Posted by: Josephistan at February 21, 2016 11:01 PM (7qAYi)

28 Ha! Posting through 4-5 devices a week continues to help me evade the shame of the Top Ten list!

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at February 21, 2016 11:01 PM (D0J8L)

29 Onlookers Cheer in Germany as Refugee Housing Burns, Arson Suspected

Ugly but that's what you get when you attempt a demographic transformation of a country against the wishes of its citizens.


That's what you get when refugees engage in mass sexual assault and the country's leadership are more concerned with political correctness than with protecting female citizens.

"Vetting", my ass.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 21, 2016 11:01 PM (kGrwF)

30 "I've got a bad feeling about this. . .:


Glad you're here. This things gonna get sideways before it's all done.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2016 11:01 PM (iVJEX)

31 Praise and glory be to The Hopper. Drugs and cheap sex for all!

Posted by: buzzion at February 21, 2016 11:01 PM (zt+N6)

32 I see a duck and a rabbit. I saw a duck first

Posted by: CaliGirl at February 21, 2016 11:01 PM (egOGm)

33 That Trump is clear in the mind, but his soul is mad

Posted by: Dennis Hopper at February 21, 2016 11:02 PM (veNnV)

34 Someone recommended the SHO series "The Circus" yesterday, and I'm catching up with it now.

Quite interesting for political junkies.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 21, 2016 11:02 PM (1xUj/)

35 Dennis Hopper is a vastly over-rated actor. Really a ham. He is lucky to have had the success he has.

Posted by: cm9000 at February 21, 2016 11:02 PM (2TUVm)

36 If you go to RS Mccain's site and read the article about his banning which has a huge number of replies. a number of people are suggesting that on March 1st people give up their Twitter accounts.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 21, 2016 11:02 PM (w4NZ8)

37 I drew "Ducky" but I never got a valuable art school scholarship.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 21, 2016 11:02 PM (sl+zA)

38 A momentous day it was when that revised fourth draft came into duck/rabbit being

Posted by: derit at February 21, 2016 11:02 PM (OC+TJ)

39 Tschuss

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 21, 2016 11:03 PM (fZ8hA)

40 one point for me:
yesterday:
35 re 34: are the Dems busing in Casino workers to vote under union supervision?

Posted by: mallfly at February 20, 2016 05:39 PM (qSIlh)

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?blog=86post=361655#c24864245


today on weaselzippers:
Harry Reid and the powerful Culinary Workers Union were huge players in Hillary Clinton's victory Saturday in Nevada's caucuses.

Clinton racked up big wins in caucuses held in six major casinos on the Las Vegas strip, which helped her roll out a big majority in Clark County, home to about three-quarters of the state's registered Democratic voters.

Reid, the Senate minority leader and longtime Nevada Democratic political pro, encouraged the head of the Culinary Workers Union to get casino workers to turn up at the caucuses, according to The New York Times.

"He's been extremely cooperative," Reid told the Times about union head D. Taylor. "Probably 100 organizers will be at the caucus sites and in hotels to make sure people know what they're doing."

While Reid is officially neutral in the race, veteran Nevada political journalist Jon Ralston said it was clear he wanted Clinton to win and was worried that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) might pull off an upset.

Posted by: mallfly at February 21, 2016 11:03 PM (ctqZB)

41 "What Animal Do You See Here?"


I see dinner, either way.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 21, 2016 11:03 PM (McRlu)

42 So a friend of mine posts on her fb page: "Happy Birthday Clint - you've been my best friend my entire life." Only she forgot an important letter in "Clint"...

Posted by: Josephistan at February 21, 2016 11:03 PM (7qAYi)

43 I saw a fookin duck for a week.


after learning about a rabbit, now I see that to

Posted by: jake at February 21, 2016 11:03 PM (Rtn6b)

44 Ahh.. Sunday ONT.

Pants status:

[ ] On
[X] Off

Drink status:

[X] On

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 21, 2016 11:03 PM (lutOX)

45 Well That Wasn't Supposed To Happen: Bernie Sanders Supporters Yell "English Only!" at Spanish Translator
-----------------
Um, I thought this has already been refuted. Multiple sources, even.

Posted by: Chi at February 21, 2016 11:04 PM (z1mje)

46 If Twitter shut down Donald Trump it might even cause me to vote for him and I'm not a big fan of Donald Trump.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 21, 2016 11:05 PM (w4NZ8)

47 Yeah, like you wouldn't trade your life for Dennis Hopper's...

Posted by: navybrat at February 21, 2016 11:05 PM (8QGte)

48 36 If you go to RS Mccain's site and read the article about his banning which has a huge number of replies. a number of people are suggesting that on March 1st people give up their Twitter accounts.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 21, 2016 11:02 PM (w4NZ

I don't intend to quit Twitter, I intend to make them do the work to kick me off. If everyone intentionally tweeted what would get them banned, Twitter and their SJW puppeteers would have a nervous breakdown

Posted by: kbdabear at February 21, 2016 11:05 PM (XY09C)

49 So a friend of mine posts on her fb page: "Happy Birthday Clint - you've
been my best friend my entire life." Only she forgot an important
letter in "Clint"...


Doesn't make her wrong.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at February 21, 2016 11:06 PM (YJmuy)

50 33 That Trump is clear in the mind, but his soul is mad
Posted by: Dennis Hopper at February 21, 2016 11:02 PM (veNnV)
***
You don't talk to the man - you listen.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 21, 2016 11:06 PM (lutOX)

51 I've never been on Twitter, but for some reason I occasionally get an e-mail from them suggesting people I should follow. Usually they are entertainers I couldn't care less about.

I used to just delete those e-mails. Now I mark them as spam. To hell with Twitter.

Posted by: rickl at February 21, 2016 11:06 PM (sdi6R)

52 Never understimated the sway, Ron Howard always lends a supporting role in his movies to Cli t.

Posted by: derit at February 21, 2016 11:06 PM (OC+TJ)

53 Slashdot : Twitter can (and should) censor Trump because Twitter is a private company.

But the free speech rights of a gay couple who want a wedding cake trump the free speech rights of the christian baker who doesn't want to bake the cake.

See?

Twitter won't censor Trump (unless the hue and cry of the mob gets out of hand) because that would be too obvious. Instead, Twitter will silence the little guy, until only Trump is left, and when Trump's audience has been silenced, then what's the point?

Posted by: Rumpoled the Slav at February 21, 2016 11:07 PM (Za1ir)

54 Nice ONT. I read at another site (WZ I think) that the Bernie Sanders debacle was a reaction to the person translating because she was a Hillary supporter. Not a language issue.




Posted by: lurking grandma at February 21, 2016 11:08 PM (2VaQu)

55 I talked to a WW2 vet today

He said the F4U and the F-8F Bearcat had the same motor but the F-8F was lighter, so it performed better.

said the F-8F could climb like a mo-fo

Posted by: jake at February 21, 2016 11:08 PM (Rtn6b)

56 Yeah, Harry Reid controls a corrupt machine in Nevada and he delivered for Hillary.

Posted by: cm9000 at February 21, 2016 11:08 PM (2TUVm)

57 Dennis Hopper is a vastly over-rated actor. Really a ham. He is lucky to have had the success he has.


Posted by: cm9000

Had. He's dead now.

My former next door neighbor's older brother (from about 13 years ago) lived next door to Hopper out in Arizona or New Mexico, and he said his brother said it was loud drug parties all the time. Actually pretty annoying.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....lost in America at February 21, 2016 11:08 PM (+1T7c)

58
27 One of the last Star Wars comics that Dark Horse published was "The Star Wars" based on Lucas's early draft. Everything was familiar, but very different. And very enjoyable. Even if you don't dig on comics, it's worth reading just to see how drafts evolve into final scripts.

Posted by: Josephistan at February 21, 2016 11:01 PM (7qAYi)


I kind of liked the idea they did a couple years ago where they did alternate timelines for each story. So for the original, Luke misses on the Death Star. It delays its laser so most of the rebellion is able to escape, but Leia gets recaptured and is turned to the Dark Side while Luke and Han wind up going to Dagobah. For Empire, Luke dies in the night with Han on Hoth. Him and Leia end up going to Dagobah. I forget what the twist was for the Return of the Jedi alternate though.

Posted by: buzzion at February 21, 2016 11:08 PM (zt+N6)

59 "Pants status:

[ ] On
[X] Off

Drink status:

[X] On"


There are ladies about.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2016 11:09 PM (7wVHc)

60 33 That Trump is clear in the mind, but his soul is mad
Posted by: Dennis Hopper at February 21, 2016 11:02 PM (veNnV)
***
He'll grab you and throw you in a corner and say, "did you know that 'if' is the middle word in life? 'If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs...' He's, he's a great man.... I'm a little man, I should have been a pair of ragged claws...... I wish I had words....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 21, 2016 11:09 PM (lutOX)

61 Posted by: kbdabear at February 21, 2016 11:05 PM (XY09C)

Well, that's a proactive response too; I don't Tweet so it doesn't affect me; Just reporting what some folks on RS McCain's site are saying.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 21, 2016 11:09 PM (w4NZ8)

62 If you are ready to stifle your own free speech just so you can stay on Twitter, you are already too far gone.

Posted by: eman at February 21, 2016 11:10 PM (MQEz6)

63 Have a drink of tranya.

Posted by: Clint at February 21, 2016 11:11 PM (FkBIv)

64 hi all
*lowers head in shame for appearing on the list*

I promise to be better next week, really!

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 21, 2016 11:11 PM (uZNvH)

65 Bird first; bunny second.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 21, 2016 11:12 PM (WOyz5)

66 "said the F-8F could climb like a mo-fo "


F8F was the rocket ship of pistons. Sea Fury was right there.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2016 11:12 PM (MPYA7)

67 Does anyone else have the TBS West Coast feed? Something weird is going on with the Big Bang Theory in that some keeps reading off the stage directions the actors do.

Posted by: buzzion at February 21, 2016 11:12 PM (zt+N6)

68 59 "Pants status:

[ ] On
[X] Off

Drink status:

[X] On"


There are ladies about.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2016 11:09 PM (7wVHc)
***
They're free - nay, they're encouraged - to tune in, turn on, and drop trou......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 21, 2016 11:12 PM (lutOX)

69 I knew I was going to be on the Wall of Shame; I'm just glad some people had higher posting scores than I did. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 21, 2016 11:13 PM (w4NZ8)

70 Where the fcuk is everybody?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2016 10:54 PM (B7O+9)

I don't do baseball threads.

Posted by: Blano at February 21, 2016 11:13 PM (heN73)

71 So the BLM clowns were reminded that the Nashville Library does not allow segregated meetings and they start screaming "white supremecy".

The race baiter agitators know that letting race die as an issue is the end of their finances and their sole reason for being. They will do ANYTHING to maintain the illusion that minorities are victims.

Posted by: Jen the original at February 21, 2016 11:14 PM (gOsh1)

72 "when the laws of supply and demand are revoked"

yeah well, I wish they'd quit talking about economics as if they are absolute laws like gravity. Mostly it is complex theory, somewhat useful in decisions or deception.

The real laws of taxation, sanctions, mandates, fairness, bribery, borders, safeguarding belief systems, mob threats, commie infiltration ... so many other things dominate the equation that pretending "supply and demand" is a perfectly measurable "LAW" is ridiculous.

This "law" has been abused most to push global "free trade", where CEOs make millions by acquiring cheap slave like labor from our enemies, that pollute, lie, cheat ... but they don't care. Levin says the economics laws are like laws of physics. Nope ... gravity has precise measurability, globalist trade does not.

The free traders are globalists disguising their crap in some Utopian dream. The glorified "comparative advantage" has many qualifiers, which negate all the alleged benefits the free traders have been promising would be so marvelous. It has been one big scam from the start. Put America First ... how hard is that?

www.americaneconomicalert.org/view_art.asp?Prod_ID=3076

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 21, 2016 11:14 PM (eUbDe)

73 Here is the "News of the Week" compilation of the #news

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=11169

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 21, 2016 11:14 PM (vBeA5)

74 What are Dennis Hopper's super powers?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 21, 2016 11:15 PM (sl+zA)

75 I don't know what good closing my Twitter account would do. It's priavte, so I had to approve my ~100 followers, and I use it to keep up with politics and occasionally send out pictures of The World's Cutest Otaku. But if Twitter's banning my friends, then it's tempting to close my account.

Posted by: pookysgirl at February 21, 2016 11:15 PM (K27gs)

76 I kind of liked the idea they did a couple years ago where they did alternate timelines for each story. So for the original, Luke misses on the Death Star. It delays its laser so most of the rebellion is able to escape, but Leia gets recaptured and is turned to the Dark Side while Luke and Han wind up going to Dagobah. For Empire, Luke dies in the night with Han on Hoth. Him and Leia end up going to Dagobah. I forget what the twist was for the Return of the Jedi alternate though.
Posted by: buzzion at February 21, 2016 11:08 PM (zt+N6)

:hurries to library:
Vader turns to the Light Side & wears white armor.

Posted by: Josephistan at February 21, 2016 11:15 PM (7qAYi)

77 64 hi all
*lowers head in shame for appearing on the list*

I promise to be better next week, really!
Posted by: chemjeff
---------------
Just keep a fresh battery in your smoke detector, and we'll be happy.

Posted by: Chi at February 21, 2016 11:15 PM (z1mje)

78 What are BLM folks allowed to say on Twitter?

Posted by: eman at February 21, 2016 11:16 PM (MQEz6)

79 71 So the BLM clowns were reminded that the Nashville Library does not allow segregated meetings and they start screaming "white supremecy".

Posted by: Jen the original at February 21, 2016 11:14 PM (gOsh1)


That is beyond parody.

Posted by: rickl at February 21, 2016 11:16 PM (sdi6R)

80 What are Dennis Hopper's super powers?

Capt. Freak Out is our not-so-silent protector, a guardian of all but our stash

Posted by: derit at February 21, 2016 11:17 PM (OC+TJ)

81 " don't do baseball threads."

We're ONTing now, so.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2016 11:17 PM (5GAt3)

82 You think that Twitter shit is bad. Oh no. It's much worse than that. Try enabling extortion -
https://twitter.com/redbarradio/status/701552284065345536

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 21, 2016 11:17 PM (6FqZa)

83 Heyooooo, Horde!

Just in case Brent is around is needs to know who we pissed off today...I pissed off one of the owners of the karaoke bar over a Facebook post I made. I wasn't complaining about work, but made an observation that we had some great singers last night...some, not so much. So she chewed me out on Messenger, saying that as a "public figure" I should watch what I say. That was the tipping point, and as for now, I'm off Facebook. I doubt I go back any time soon, if ever.

Probably shouldn't have written it, but I never, ever single any singer out specifically, and it was sent to just a small sub-set of people. Someone ratted on me.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at February 21, 2016 11:18 PM (rJUlF)

84
74 What are Dennis Hopper's super powers?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 21, 2016 11:15 PM (sl+zA)

He can use his Cannabis Sense to find potato chips even if they are buried under a huge pile of laundry.

Posted by: eman at February 21, 2016 11:18 PM (MQEz6)

85 12 BTW, I just read "Blue Lives Matter, Baltimore Style" by Weirddave

Thanks, Weirddave.
Posted by: mindful webworker - civvy salute at February 21, 2016 10:56 PM (ACs5


Saw a "#bluelives matter" bumper sticker the other day.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 21, 2016 11:18 PM (kGrwF)

86 So if I wanted to be on the top ten list for the week, I would have to stay logged onto the internet for the week (to keep the same hash), keep the same nic, and post a hundred comments a day?

Well, alrighty then.

Posted by: Rumpoled the Slav at February 21, 2016 11:19 PM (Za1ir)

87 As for that animal, it's clearly the duck from Jokeocracy. Also banned off of Sarkeesian's new playground.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 21, 2016 11:19 PM (6FqZa)

88 Pookysgirl,

I use Twitter as a news aggregator mostly. I post once in a great while. But, if the people I follow all start getting banned, what use is it?

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at February 21, 2016 11:19 PM (rJUlF)

89 I saw an Albtross... and a hare.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2016 11:20 PM (RrDm2)

90 Oh, and, don't trust anynbody you meet here.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2016 11:20 PM (+fuxu)

91 *lowers head in shame for appearing on the list*


A couple of weeks ago I made both lists.

I felt shame.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 21, 2016 11:20 PM (1xUj/)

92 What's also interesting is how, at the same time, Zuckerbergbook just banned VIZ magazine. So VIZ is off pleading their case on... Twitter.
http://tinyurl.com/z7hkul4

Good luck with that!

(It's heartening that the Grauniad has taken up Viz's case. They'll be at the camps too wondering how come their loyalty to the Party wasn't rewarded by Sarkeesian.)

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 21, 2016 11:22 PM (6FqZa)

93 86 So if I wanted to be on the top ten list for the week, I would have to stay logged onto the internet for the week (to keep the same hash), keep the same nic, and post a hundred comments a day?
-----------

80 comments a day, tops. And lose the full-time employment.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 21, 2016 11:22 PM (sl+zA)

94 I didn't see a duck, I saw a dodo, and then a rabbit.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 21, 2016 11:22 PM (GDulk)

95 I'm watching "Cheers" on MeTV & realize that my apartment is decorated a lot like Cliff Clavin's - model airplanes, framed prints of airplanes & a photo of Reagan.

Posted by: Josephistan at February 21, 2016 11:22 PM (7qAYi)

96 Bird first; bunny second.

Bullshit article. The teaser said whichever you see first says something about you. Then the body just said that how quickly you saw both shows how nimble your brain is.

I agree with whoever said upthread that they're both great for dinner.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 21, 2016 11:22 PM (1xUj/)

97 And if you're still reading HotAir, lolz.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 21, 2016 11:23 PM (6FqZa)

98 Jimmy Carter saw an albatross and his eternal foe.

Posted by: eman at February 21, 2016 11:23 PM (MQEz6)

99 We can't wait until they open the camps!

Posted by: The Twatter Police at February 21, 2016 11:24 PM (Dwehj)

100 Elevating Sarkeesian to the "Trust and Safety Council" of Twitter???

Feh, you may as well appoint Voldemort commissioner to the Muggle Rights Board.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at February 21, 2016 11:24 PM (ry4ab)

101 Jimmy Carter saw an albatross and his eternal foe.

Posted by: eman
--------------

Yeah, yeah, Mr. Smartypants. I get it, you can spell 'Albatross' correctly.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2016 11:24 PM (RrDm2)

102 There is an open source alternative to Twitter:

https://quitter.se/

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 21, 2016 11:24 PM (vBeA5)

103 " don't do baseball threads."

We're ONTing now, so.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2016 11:17 PM (5GAt3)

Misunderstood, my bad.

Posted by: Blano at February 21, 2016 11:25 PM (heN73)

104 At first I saw a duck; I don't wan't to know what it says about me.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 21, 2016 11:25 PM (w4NZ8)

105 And yeah, I'm back and the trebuchet is oiled and ready to rock.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at February 21, 2016 11:25 PM (ry4ab)

106 >>>My former next door neighbor's older brother (from about 13 years ago) lived next door to Hopper out in Arizona or New Mexico, and he said his brother said it was loud drug parties all the time. Actually pretty annoying.

Well, if you're not invited, sure I can see how that would be annoying.

Posted by: DC in River City at February 21, 2016 11:26 PM (e+1S5)

107 I've seen an F-8 Bearcat fly alongside of an F4-U Corsair, right here in Galveston, TX.

At Sholes Field, the Galveston airport. Nothing commercial but oilfield helicopters based here anymore.

But, the Wings over Texas airshow used to be here, before they moved it inland to Ellington Field. (NASA's home airstrip next to the Johnson Space Center)

The Bearcat had absolute jet-like climb to about 2,000~3,000 agl, at which point it still had a bit more weight than the prop had thrust.

Keep in mind though, that was a purely vertical climb, after a low pass at about 350 mph.

The Corsair's climb, by comparison, was about a sixty degree ascent, at best.

Oh, and not mentioned here about the Bearcat.

Pure acceleration in level flight. A highly visible, visceral and thrilling thing to see, you could tell when the pilot firewalled the throttle....damn thing went from about 100 mph, level, to definitely over 300 mph, all in about 4,000 ft. worth of a 50 agl sprint over the runway centerline.

So very near-to-jet performance.

And if you get to actually climb on to the wing (like I did) and see just how small and compact that plane really is, how tight the confines of the cockpit, you'll get an idea of what Grumman was about at that stage of the game.

Frankly, I think at lower altitudes, a Bearcat would eat a Mig 15's lunch. Pity they never got a chance to prove it.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 21, 2016 11:26 PM (McRlu)

108


Posted by: Captain Whitebread at February 21, 2016 11:18 PM (rJUlF)

hey man, sorry to hear that
yeah I learned that the hard way too, with my students, even when they really are not very bright, you can't publicly say that, even just to your closest friends when you think no one is listening, because word will eventually get around, and even if you don't use any names, the people who are lumped into that category will think you are talking about them nonetheless, just due to their own insecurities. but for heaven's sake, you'd think people would lighten up about karaoke singing, it's not *supposed* to be really good!

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 21, 2016 11:27 PM (uZNvH)

109 I find it interesting that the exact same media who yells and screams about 'public accommodation to FORCE someone to bake a gay wedding cake...

Seem to be OK with blatantly censoring Conserative Speech.

Isn't it really the same principle?

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 21, 2016 11:27 PM (f7rv6)

110 Mother Jones says Bernie's math doesn't add up.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 21, 2016 11:28 PM (FkBIv)

111 93
86 So if I wanted to be on the top ten list for the week, I would have
to stay logged onto the internet for the week (to keep the same hash),
keep the same nic, and post a hundred comments a day?

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80 comments a day, tops. And lose the full-time employment.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 21, 2016 11:22 PM (sl+zA)

well, I am full-time employed,...

here's the trick: drink beer and then go to the HQ

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 21, 2016 11:28 PM (uZNvH)

112
106 >>>My former next door neighbor's older brother (from about 13 years ago) lived next door to Hopper out in Arizona or New Mexico, and he said his brother said it was loud drug parties all the time. Actually pretty annoying.

Well, if you're not invited, sure I can see how that would be annoying.
Posted by: DC in River City at February 21, 2016 11:26 PM (e+1S5)

You're supposed to go there and complain about the noise and get dragged in by a hot babe.

Posted by: eman at February 21, 2016 11:29 PM (MQEz6)

113 Isn't it really the same principle?

they're not interested in principles, they are interested in outcomes

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 21, 2016 11:29 PM (uZNvH)

114 "Misunderstood, my bad."

Tell me to fark off or something. I wasn't bagging on you. Have some fun.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2016 11:29 PM (IRlLS)

115 Chi, thanks for the reminder about the smoke detectors, I really do have to get the batteries replaced

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 21, 2016 11:29 PM (uZNvH)

116 Frankly, I think at lower altitudes, a Bearcat would eat a Mig 15's lunch. Pity they never got a chance to prove it.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Hell, if a AD-1 Skyraider could (twice) shoot down a MiG-17 in Vietnam...

Posted by: Josephistan at February 21, 2016 11:30 PM (7qAYi)

117 Am I the only one who saw a bunny first?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 21, 2016 11:30 PM (FkBIv)

118 >>>You're supposed to go there and complain about the noise and get dragged in by a hot babe.

I've seen several documentaries that started that way.

Posted by: DC in River City at February 21, 2016 11:31 PM (e+1S5)

119
Meanwhile:

"Flying Rodents Ripped my Flesh!"

http://tinyurl.com/gwh5ehg

Death by mass flying squirrel attack.

...Could happen.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 21, 2016 11:31 PM (kdS6q)

120 So, as I've mentioned, I'm leaving my current gig, frolicking with charming young coeds, to return to my second career, which is as a robotics tech.

The faculty and staff have learned of my impending departure, and there's one instructor who's asked for my number - such a nice lady, that one.. She's asked me to tea this week.....

Wonder what will happen if and when the students find out? Yes, it's when you're on your way out that they come out of the woodwork.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 21, 2016 11:31 PM (lutOX)

121 Glad I never did the social media thing. This is as sociable as I ever get.

Posted by: rickl at February 21, 2016 11:31 PM (sdi6R)

122
110 Mother Jones says Bernie's math doesn't add up.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 21, 2016 11:28 PM (FkBIv)

Indeed it does not.

Will they check Hillary's math next?

Posted by: eman at February 21, 2016 11:31 PM (MQEz6)

123 There will be no dissent. Resistance is futile.

Posted by: The Twatter Police at February 21, 2016 11:32 PM (Dwehj)

124
117 Am I the only one who saw a bunny first?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 21, 2016 11:30 PM (FkBIv)

Nope.

Posted by: eman at February 21, 2016 11:33 PM (MQEz6)

125 Tell me to fark off or something. I wasn't bagging on you. Have some fun.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 21, 2016 11:29 PM (IRlLS)

I could never do that, mainly because I might be able to mooch a beer off you someday.

Posted by: Blano at February 21, 2016 11:33 PM (heN73)

126 113 Isn't it really the same principle?

they're not interested in principles, they are interested in outcomes


Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 21, 2016 11:29 PM (uZNvH)


I really think there is a lawsuit here...

They are a public company, in the public space (internet)... who are denying their services based on Politics.

If you were a walk in company, you would be sued in a heartbeat...

Even places that post signs (like their Terms of service) which say they can deny service for any reason.... can and have been sued for discrimination.

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 21, 2016 11:33 PM (f7rv6)

127 Chemjeff,

Thanks. It's times like this I wonder why I have stayed in radio for 30 years. Even in a small town like this, if you are successful, you have to be "always on", and I find it tiring more often than not. I think I might be happier working in a career where people don't recognize me on the street or just by hearing my voice. Being a so-called "public figure" sucks.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at February 21, 2016 11:34 PM (rJUlF)

128 The faculty and staff have learned of my impending departure, and there's one instructor who's asked for my number - such a nice lady, that one.. She's asked me to tea this week.....

Wonder what will happen if and when the students find out? Yes, it's when you're on your way out that they come out of the woodwork.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 21, 2016 11:31 PM (lutOX)

What if the Princess finds out?

Posted by: Blano at February 21, 2016 11:34 PM (heN73)

129 Mother Jones says Bernie's math doesn't add up.

Oh so MoJo's gone all Zerohedge now? Gee their commitment to fiscal solvency sure would have been of use back in 2008. Or in '06 for that matter.

Question: would MoJo be so concerned about this math if Hillary had been promoting it? or are we looking at the Democratic version of the GOPe here?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 21, 2016 11:34 PM (6FqZa)

130 Ok... Christopher Taylor under the new rules of reality, second is the new first. Accordingly, I demand you drop out of the top commenter field in acknowledgement of me being a winning winner full of win.


Only THAT will beat back a victory from D. Trump

Posted by: redbanzai at February 21, 2016 11:34 PM (NPofj)

131 I realty think there is a lawsuit here...

They are a public company, in the public space (internet)... who are denyirng their services based on Politics.

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Umm, no.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 21, 2016 11:35 PM (sl+zA)

132 If given the chance to be rich and famous, take the rich, leave the famous.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 21, 2016 11:35 PM (JO9+V)

133 >>>>>104 At first I saw a duck; I don't wan't to know what it says about me.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 21, 2016 11:25 PM (w4NZ
-----

I wonder if it reveals right- or lefthandedness.

Posted by: Emmie at February 21, 2016 11:35 PM (ezXrF)

134 The math hasn't added up since 1933.

Posted by: eman at February 21, 2016 11:35 PM (MQEz6)

135 Ok... Christopher Taylor under the new rules of reality, second third is the
new first. Accordingly, I demand you drop out of the top commenter field
in acknowledgement of me being a winning winner full of win.


Only THAT will beat back a victory from D. Trump

Posted by: redbanzai at February 21, 2016 11:36 PM (NPofj)

136 So, the word of the week is "shadow banning".

OK, that's two words. The phrase of the week.

Can someone mansplain what that means?

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 21, 2016 11:36 PM (1xUj/)

137 132

Yeah, that's the problem. I'm famous (in a small town), but I'm by no means rich. I got it backwards.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at February 21, 2016 11:36 PM (rJUlF)

138 Only correct thoughts will be Twatted or reTwatted.

Posted by: The Twatter Police at February 21, 2016 11:36 PM (Dwehj)

139 128 The faculty and staff have learned of my impending departure, and there's one instructor who's asked for my number - such a nice lady, that one.. She's asked me to tea this week.....

Wonder what will happen if and when the students find out? Yes, it's when you're on your way out that they come out of the woodwork.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 21, 2016 11:31 PM (lutOX)

What if the Princess finds out?
Posted by: Blano at February 21, 2016 11:34 PM (heN73)
***
The future Empress thinks it's hilarious that these 'girls' think they can compete with her. They're simply out-classed - like a Sopwith Camel going up against a P-38

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 21, 2016 11:36 PM (lutOX)

140 It's just a harmless little bunny! Have at you!!

Posted by: Sir Bofors at February 21, 2016 11:36 PM (JO9+V)

141 I saw some kind of weasel.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at February 21, 2016 11:37 PM (rJUlF)

142 Umm, no.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 21, 2016 11:35 PM (sl+zA)


Why not?

If you have not broken their terms of Service?

They are a business, with a business license.... just like a cake baker.

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 21, 2016 11:38 PM (f7rv6)

143 Those of you who saw a duck first -- are you right handed?
If you saw a bunny first, are you left handed?

Posted by: Emmie at February 21, 2016 11:38 PM (ezXrF)

144 The math hasn't added up since 1933.
Posted by: eman
-------------

Yeah, the Iowa coin toss put any doubt to rest.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2016 11:38 PM (RrDm2)

145 Duck first and right-handed.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 21, 2016 11:39 PM (WOyz5)

146 132 If given the chance to be rich and famous, take the rich, leave the famous.
Posted by: Count de Monet at February 21, 2016 11:35 PM (JO9+V)


Take the gun, leave the cannoli.

Posted by: rickl at February 21, 2016 11:39 PM (sdi6R)

147 A private company can't discriminate on the basis of any protected classification. Anything else is fair game.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 21, 2016 11:40 PM (sl+zA)

148
145 Duck first and right-handed.
Posted by: andycanuck at February 21, 2016 11:39 PM (WOyz5)

Ditto.

Posted by: eman at February 21, 2016 11:40 PM (MQEz6)

149 I saw a duck first and I'm left-handed.

Posted by: rickl at February 21, 2016 11:40 PM (sdi6R)

150 Evening horde...I had a BRIEF temp job as a helper on a plumbing crew in about '84. I was given 2 rules:
1) shit flows downhill.
2) You get paid on Friday.

That hand washing at lunch thing seems to be an excellent addition.

Posted by: BunkerinTheBurbs at February 21, 2016 11:40 PM (bA+CL)

151 From the SDB link -- "English isn't really a very rich language for cursing."



It's actually not bad. I had the opportunity to work at a manufacturing facility in Silicon Valley that, due to historical reasons (the first four employees, then "I know a guy who needs a job....") was pretty much evenly divided between Hispanics, Bosnians, and Vietnamese, with a smattering of Anglos. It's quite amusing to have a Bosnian accidentally drop something on the foot of a Vietnamese, then have them swear at each other in Spanish -- but that's frequently the way it worked. From what they told me -- it's very difficult and watered-down to swear in Vietnamese, and (while you can get really snarky in your abuse) in Bosnian....it's incredibly difficult for non-native-speakers to pull it off. So everyone did monosyllable expletives in English and more extended obscenities in Spanish.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 21, 2016 11:40 PM (EzgxV)

152 Posted by: Emmie at February 21, 2016 11:38 PM (ezXrF)

Bird (doesn't look like any duck I've ever seen) and right-handed but left-hand dominate (left thumb rests on top when I lace my fingers).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 21, 2016 11:40 PM (GDulk)

153 144 The math hasn't added up since 1933.
Posted by: eman
-------------

Yeah, the Iowa coin toss put any doubt to rest.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2016 11:38 PM (RrDm2)
***
The nevada card-draw took doubt out to the desert, shot it in the back of the head, and buried it in the sand.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 21, 2016 11:40 PM (lutOX)

154 take the rich, leave the famous/ Take the gun, leave the cannoli.

The rich make better eating.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 21, 2016 11:40 PM (6FqZa)

155 Posted by: Emmie at February 21, 2016 11:35 PM (ezXrF)

Well, I saw the duck first and I'm right handed.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 21, 2016 11:40 PM (w4NZ8)

156 Duck, righty

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 21, 2016 11:40 PM (JO9+V)

157 The Bearcat was lighter, but also had a more powerful version of the Double Wasp. So, not "quite" the same engine. I had a look at one on a stand once. For a million dollars, I could not tell you which bolt to undo first. "Simple" carb though. Heh.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 21, 2016 11:41 PM (xq1UY)

158
Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 21, 2016 11:36 PM (1xUj/)


I think it means he can still Tweet, but no one sees it.

So as if you were commenting here, but no one could see them.

And you wouldn't even know you'd been shadow-banned, because you can see your comments, and you can see everyone else's comments, so you don't realize anything has changed.

Posted by: prewittlassie at February 21, 2016 11:41 PM (WjuJ3)

159 I have a prayer request for the praying morons, please. I have a job interview on Thursday. Out of four applicants, I think I rank third or fourth in terms of experience and suitability.

Posted by: Emmie at February 21, 2016 11:41 PM (ezXrF)

160 Granddad taught me that the Arabs were best at cursing. From what I gather from the hadith, I tend to agree.

Bored guy at the mosque: "haaa" [yawn]
Imam: "'ha'? the devil with laugh at YOU!"

*stoning ensues*

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 21, 2016 11:42 PM (6FqZa)

161 Lefthanded and Duck.....

Did not even see the Rabbit until I forced meself....

Mainly because with the ears, it would have to be a deformed rabbit...

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 21, 2016 11:43 PM (f7rv6)

162 Prayers sent for you, Emmie.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at February 21, 2016 11:43 PM (rJUlF)

163 145. How could you be so sure the duck was right handed, huh?


/snark


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 21, 2016 11:43 PM (McRlu)

164 good luck Emmie!

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 21, 2016 11:43 PM (6FqZa)

165 Those of you who saw a duck first -- are you right handed?
If you saw a bunny first, are you left handed?

---
Nothing recognizable first, then bunny. Right handed, no artistic talent, logical, can't do math.

Focus on the bunny's nose, you see a bunny. Focus on the tips of the bunny's ears, you see a duck. You can flip the image back and forth just by where you focus your attention.

Posted by: Rumpoled the Slav at February 21, 2016 11:43 PM (Za1ir)

166 I saw a duck first and I'm left-handed.
Freak!

Posted by: andycanuck at February 21, 2016 11:43 PM (WOyz5)

167 Supply and demand law

I have money, you demand money ... you threaten to shoot me so take my money, then shoot me anyway to eliminate entanglements.

Supply and demand in a nutshell.

But we are advanced not murderers, we pay China to force/incentivize their starving serfs to work, we buy their goods very cheap, we build the commie oligarchy their, and fascist billionaire CEOs/traders buy our government here.

Supply and demand "laws" are only useful in a very controlled environment, with specific purposes, understanding the several limitations to the theories.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 21, 2016 11:44 PM (eUbDe)

168 Twitter is silencing conservative voices in an election year for the same reason Lois Lerner ordered a crackdown on conservative not-for-profits in an election year. It's an orchestrated suppression technique. We'll see more soon.

Posted by: troyriser at February 21, 2016 10:57 PM (Au69S)


They're just so entrenched they believe they have lost the need for subtlety. Do a little research on election histories in California. It's just less well-known than Illinois, but the transition from red to blue state wasn't *just* demographic destiny.

The "conspiracy" part is keeping the "wrong sort" of people out of a committee, department, bureau, etc. Once that is done, you just let the little lefty darlings do what's natural with no one to oppose them - hell, half the time, they can convince themselves they're just doing what "common sense" tells them because everyone they work with agrees.

They define your beliefs as "out of bounds" and then it's ethical to punish you or censor you. Keep tightening the boundaries until everything that isn't forbidden is mandatory.

I *know* these people, they think you're evil because you're keeping them from achieving Heaven On Earth, so pretty much anything they do to you is justified.

So they get on school committees and community committees and editorial boards and push and push and push and push...

It is like a dystopian nightmare, when you see it happen. Seriously, not one or two or ten but millions of them. And they think they're doing God's work, literally or metaphorically.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 21, 2016 11:44 PM (bLnSU)

169 Hmmm. Thanks for responses about right- or lefthandedness. My theory so far isn't airtight.

How about if your native written language runs left to right or right to left?

Posted by: Emmie at February 21, 2016 11:44 PM (ezXrF)

170 159 I have a prayer request for the praying morons, please. I have a job interview on Thursday. Out of four applicants, I think I rank third or fourth in terms of experience and suitability.
Posted by: Emmie at February 21, 2016 11:41 PM (ezXrF)
***
Prayers from this old sinner for you.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 21, 2016 11:44 PM (lutOX)

171 158
I think it means he can still Tweet, but no one sees it.

So as if you were commenting here, but no one could see them.

And you wouldn't even know you'd been shadow-banned, because you can see your comments, and you can see everyone else's comments, so you don't realize anything has changed.

Posted by: prewittlassie at February 21, 2016 11:41 PM (WjuJ3)



That is pretty diabolical.

Posted by: rickl at February 21, 2016 11:44 PM (sdi6R)

172 *wanders back in and waves to Cpt Charles*

Jim, did you read my post from last night on the F8F and decide to repackage it?? You'll be hearing from my lawyer.

The Spads that greased the MiG-17 Frescos were AD-6/A-1H Skyraiders.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 21, 2016 11:45 PM (fZ8hA)

173 133
>>>>>104 At first I saw a duck; I don't wan't to know what it says about me.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 21, 2016 11:25 PM (w4NZ

-----



I wonder if it reveals right- or lefthandedness.

Posted by: Emmie at February 21, 2016 11:35 PM (ezXrF)


....and what a mirror___ of the original image might show....

Posted by: cthulhu at February 21, 2016 11:45 PM (EzgxV)

174 best to you Emmie

left, duck

Posted by: concrete girl at February 21, 2016 11:45 PM (0KgAM)

175 I really think there is a lawsuit here...



They are a public company, in the public space (internet)... who are denying their services based on Politics.



If you were a walk in company, you would be sued in a heartbeat...



Even places that post signs (like their Terms of service) which say
they can deny service for any reason.... can and have been sued for
discrimination.

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 21, 2016 11:33 PM (f7rv6)

Even if you could legally sue them, it would be wrong to. Twitter is a private company. If conservatives don't like the experience with this company, the right way to handle it is start another competing site (please SOMEONE tech savvy do this... arbitrage people). It is NOT to impinge on the owners' liberty rights to choose who they associate with.

The free market will punish them... just look at their stock price if you don't believe me.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 21, 2016 11:45 PM (NPofj)

176 Thank you, Uncle Palpatine!

Posted by: Emmie at February 21, 2016 11:45 PM (ezXrF)

177 How many Twats could a Tweeter tweet of a Tweeter could Twat tweets?

Posted by: The Twatter Police at February 21, 2016 11:45 PM (Dwehj)

178 Emmie, I'll keep you in my prayers. What's the new job?

Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 21, 2016 11:46 PM (fC9RO)

179 All the media/social media foot soldiers are going to do their best to get crooked liar Hillary elected, eh?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 21, 2016 11:46 PM (w4NZ8)

180 I see a duck and bunny at the same time (or at least, hyper rapid flip.) Is that a sign of brain damage?

Posted by: SarahW at February 21, 2016 11:46 PM (3fTXW)

181 A certain san francisco newspaper had a comments section, once upon a time.
The comments were allowed, and if you fell in to a certain category, no one saw them except you.
Zombie exposed it.
Is this the thing we call shadowbanning?

Posted by: navybrat at February 21, 2016 11:47 PM (8QGte)

182 Evening horde.

How goes it?

*scrolls up

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 21, 2016 11:47 PM (hlMPp)

183 Bunneh first, right handed. And the bunneh seems more natural.

Well Horde, on that note, with my electoral "side goals" 50% complete (the House of Bush burned to the ground, House of Clinton still pending), I'm calling it a night. Also considering my next mead restock.

If I'm burnin' it down like a Viking, I may as well drink like one too.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at February 21, 2016 11:47 PM (D0J8L)

184 160 Granddad taught me that the Arabs were best at cursing. From what I gather from the hadith, I tend to agree.

Bored guy at the mosque: "haaa" [yawn]
Imam: "'ha'? the devil with laugh at YOU!"

*stoning ensues*
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 21, 2016 11:42 PM (6FqZa)
***
And then the Exilarch, laughing, said, "Better one of them should die than one of us."

(And if you don't know the joke, you ain't a real Red Sea Pedestrian....)

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 21, 2016 11:47 PM (lutOX)

185 Supply and demand law

I have money, you demand money ... you threaten to shoot me so take my money, then shoot me anyway to eliminate entanglements.

Supply and demand in a nutshell.

But
we are advanced not murderers, we pay China to force/incentivize their
starving serfs to work, we buy their goods very cheap, we build the
commie oligarchy their, and fascist billionaire CEOs/traders buy our
government here.

Supply and demand "laws" are only useful in a
very controlled environment, with specific purposes, understanding the
several limitations to the theories.


Posted by: Illiniwek at February 21, 2016 11:44 PM (eUbDe)


Bullshit.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 21, 2016 11:47 PM (NPofj)

186 Rumpoled, how can a person be logical and not do math?

Posted by: Emmie at February 21, 2016 11:48 PM (ezXrF)

187 Hmmm. Thanks for responses about right- or lefthandedness. My theory so far isn't airtight.

How about if your native written language runs left to right or right to left?
Posted by: Emmie at February 21, 2016 11:44 PM (ezXrF)

---

My master eye is my right eye. I first focused on the center of the image, which eventually became an eye. then my focus shifted to the right side, and the bunny appeared. With effort, forcing my attention to the left side of the image a duck appeared.

"Oh", he said, "I see it now."

Posted by: Rumpoled the Slav at February 21, 2016 11:48 PM (Za1ir)

188 Posted by: redbanzai at February 21, 2016 11:45 PM (NPofj)

Which is why we lose.

They use the power Government to force us...

We don't even make them live by their own rules.

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 21, 2016 11:49 PM (f7rv6)

189 Prayers up Emmie.

You got this. Roll in there with confidence.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 21, 2016 11:49 PM (hlMPp)

190 osted by: Emmie at February 21, 2016 11:41 PM (ezXrF)

I will pray for you, Emmie.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 21, 2016 11:49 PM (w4NZ8)

191 Posted by: redbanzai at February 21, 2016 11:45 PM (NPofj)

Except that doing so guarantees a ghetto/bubble where we hear only from those who agree with us and no one who disagrees hears us. Now, the left is creating that any way, but they *want* no one else to hear what we have to say so don't consider it a problem.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 21, 2016 11:49 PM (GDulk)

192 Posted by: Emmie at February 21, 2016 11:41 PM (ezXrF)

Best of luck on the interview. You could always use the horde as a reference.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 21, 2016 11:50 PM (JO9+V)

193 Twitter's timing for all this is... interesting. Don't you think...?

Hmm... something is coming up. Something big. It's an even year. The Olympics maybe......?

Posted by: Mega at February 21, 2016 11:50 PM (JwLCI)

194 Rumpoled, how can a person be logical and not do math?
Posted by: Emmie at February 21, 2016 11:48 PM (ezXrF)

I can't deal with abstract symbols.
Terminal brain freeze.

Posted by: Rumpoled the Slav at February 21, 2016 11:50 PM (Za1ir)

195 173 133
>>>>>
....and what a mirror___ of the original image might show....
Posted by: cthulhu at February 21, 2016 11:45 PM (

----
That would be an interesting experiment, Cthulhu.

Posted by: Emmie at February 21, 2016 11:50 PM (ezXrF)

196 Posted by: redbanzai at February 21, 2016 11:45 PM (NPofj)



Which is why we lose.



They use the power Government to force us...



We don't even make them live by their own rules.

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 21, 2016 11:49 PM (f7rv6)

Because it is freaking wrong.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 21, 2016 11:51 PM (NPofj)

197 Baseball related: Josh Donaldson has a cameo on a future Season 4 episode of Vikings as a skilled warrior.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 21, 2016 11:51 PM (WOyz5)

198 Duck first, left-handed.

Posted by: t-bird at February 21, 2016 11:51 PM (RrDm2)

199 Thanks for the prayers and well wishes, beloved Hord! I love how we all wish the best for each other here.

Posted by: Emmie at February 21, 2016 11:51 PM (ezXrF)

200 I see a duck and bunny at the same time (or at least, hyper rapid flip.) Is that a sign of brain damage?

Posted by: SarahW at February 21, 2016 11:46 PM (3fTXW)


Maybe a tumah?

Posted by: Kindergarten Kid at February 21, 2016 11:52 PM (JO9+V)

201 oh wait, we're talking drawings ... it is obviously a naked woman ... you guys are suppressing, and I have no idea why you turn a naked woman into ducks and rabbits. sickos

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 21, 2016 11:52 PM (eUbDe)

202 199
Hord = Horde

Posted by: Emmie at February 21, 2016 11:52 PM (ezXrF)

203 173
133

>>>>>104 At first I saw a duck; I don't wan't to know what it says about me.


Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 21, 2016 11:25 PM (w4NZ


-----





I wonder if it reveals right- or lefthandedness.



Posted by: Emmie at February 21, 2016 11:35 PM (ezXrF)


....and what a mirror___ of the original image might show....


Posted by: cthulhu at February 21, 2016 11:45 PM (EzgxV)


FFS. I knew i.m.g wouldn't go, but didn't realize that i.m.a.g.e was similarly blocked.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 21, 2016 11:52 PM (EzgxV)

204 well good night all

and good luck Emmie

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 21, 2016 11:52 PM (uZNvH)

205 Darth & Droids is a web-comic where the events in Star Wars are just a D&D campaign in a sci-fi setting.

http://darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0001.html

The first page was made in 2007, and it goes through every movie. He's made steady progress, and The Force Awakens will come out on video just in time.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 21, 2016 11:52 PM (VdICR)

206 Just as a matter of interest, I used Google to search for similar images, to see what their search would turn up. Kinda interesting..., and disturbing.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2016 11:53 PM (RrDm2)

207 didn't dennis hopper play a part in the John Wayne movie "sons of Katie elder?" remember him as some freaked out rancher's son. was that before the coke days then?

Posted by: the morigu at February 21, 2016 11:53 PM (X4/8S)

208 Night chemjeff

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 21, 2016 11:53 PM (hlMPp)

209 176 Thank you, Uncle Palpatine!
Posted by: Emmie at February 21, 2016 11:45 PM (ezXrF)
***
You're quite welcome. As a jew-billy in good standing, and of the first water, I'll say that the peculiar combo of protestant self-loathing (it was like water to fish, where we lived) and Jewish humility has made me acutely aware of the value and power of the prayers of the sinful. To pray, as a sinner, for another's benefit is a mitzvot; unworthy as I am, nonetheless to rely upon, and ask for, the help of the Almighty for the sake of another is an act of absolute contrition, to drag the mackerel-snappers into it.....

All of which is to say, the prayers of the faithful and the good carry great weight, I think, but G-d must be moved when those who go astray pray to Him, as well. I like to think He is touched by their frank humility and utter faith that His mercy exceeds His righteousness.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 21, 2016 11:53 PM (lutOX)

210 oh wait, we're talking drawings ... it is obviously a naked woman ... you guys are suppressing,
---------------

Google thinks so too.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 21, 2016 11:54 PM (RrDm2)

211 >>>>
I can't deal with abstract symbols.
Terminal brain freeze.

Posted by: Rumpoled

------

That explanation seems logical to me.

Posted by: Emmie at February 21, 2016 11:54 PM (ezXrF)

212 Bunny first and right handed.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 21, 2016 11:54 PM (FkBIv)

213 181 A certain san francisco newspaper had a comments section, once upon a time.
The comments were allowed, and if you fell in to a certain category, no one saw them except you.
Zombie exposed it.
Is this the thing we call shadowbanning?
Posted by: navybrat at February 21, 2016 11:47 PM (8QGte)

That's how voting works here too. Shadow voting. Where only certain votes count.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 21, 2016 11:55 PM (EZebt)

214 175
It is NOT to impinge on the owners' liberty rights to choose who they associate with.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 21, 2016 11:45 PM (NPofj)


I agree completely, but freedom of association was pretty much outlawed in the mid-1960s, because it's considered to be discrimination.

Posted by: rickl at February 21, 2016 11:55 PM (sdi6R)

215 >>>>All of which is to say, the prayers of the faithful and the good carry great weight, I think, but G-d must be moved when those who go astray pray to Him, as well. I like to think He is touched by their frank humility and utter faith that His mercy exceeds His righteousness.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 21, 2016 11:53 PM (lutOX)

-----
Plus He loves us!

Posted by: Emmie at February 21, 2016 11:56 PM (ezXrF)

216 didn't dennis hopper play a part in the John Wayne movie "sons of Katie elder?" remember him as some freaked out rancher's son. was that before the coke days then?
Posted by: the morigu


Yes, he was the son of the rich store owner who got the Elder ranch.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 21, 2016 11:57 PM (FkBIv)

217 i always dread seeing the wall of shame, unless i'm not on it.

then it's
neener , neener, sir chats a lot of you

Posted by: willow at February 21, 2016 11:57 PM (L1+sh)

218 Except that doing so guarantees a ghetto/bubble
where we hear only from those who agree with us and no one who disagrees
hears us. Now, the left is creating that any way, but they *want* no
one else to hear what we have to say so don't consider it a problem.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 21, 2016 11:49 PM (GDulk)

I didn't say that we should do the same thing they are and ban liberals... only that a site built and controlled by conservatives would be better for us as we can trust us not to pull such shenanigans.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 21, 2016 11:57 PM (NPofj)

219 Sorry, Anna Puma. Didn't see your F-8 post, but would love to read it now!

But there's nothing like seeing one of the few airworthy examples of one, up close, in person and tearing up the airspace as if the sky owed it money.

Seeing what that airplane could do, far, far exceeds any grasp of the flight envelope from numbers alone.

Plus, the graphs on screen don't reek of avgas, oil and hydraulic fluid on a hot tarmac.

I think the pilots put on a hotter than normal flying display, when they have the whole Gulf of Mexico as a safety buffer, only 1/2 mile off the end of the over-run.

And yes, that includes the Lone Star Flight Museum's B-17 making a 25 ft. agl pass with every needle in the dial pinned to the max.

Might only been 275 mph or so....but it was a damn beautiful 275, and a sight I'll never forget.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 21, 2016 11:57 PM (McRlu)

220 One of the dumbest things the National Air and Space Museum ever did, was trade the XF8F-1 Bearcat for Greenamyer's record breaking Bearcat racer. The XF8F-1 crashed in 2012 and was destroyed killing the owner/pilot Howard Pardue.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 21, 2016 11:58 PM (fZ8hA)

221 There's the pretty, young woman and old hag double picture too.

And there's the upside down Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves drawing too although it's not the same thing strictly speaking. See my sock link.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 21, 2016 11:58 PM (WOyz5)

222 Twitter is silencing conservative voices in an election year for the same reason Lois Lerner ordered a crackdown on conservative not-for-profits in an election year. It's an orchestrated suppression technique. We'll see more soon.

Posted by: troyriser at February 21, 2016 10:57 PM (Au69S)



They're just silencing conservative because of the John O'Sullivan rule--"Any organization that is not explicitly conservative becomes liberal over time"--because 1. the people running it were probably educated and have lived in environments where liberalism is dominant and 2. there's rarely a penalty for pissing off conservatives, whereas there is for liberals.

As far as what to do about it, conservatives could try to migrate, publicly, en masse somewhere else. But where?

If it's any consolation, Twitter's stock price has been plummeting for a while.

Posted by: AD at February 21, 2016 11:58 PM (QWY55)

223 There is one winner in the wake of the Bush flameout -
Mike Murphy, "political strategist". He got paid 14 million for wasting over 100 million in Bush-aligned Right-To-Rise SuperPac

You may remember that this money-suck was also responsible for Meg Whitman's $177 million failed campaign against Moonbeam Brown.

http://tinyurl.com/hoqhjwe

Posted by: Thrawn at February 21, 2016 11:58 PM (s87AC)

224 Posted by: AD at February 21, 2016 11:58 PM (QWY55)

Maybe the Koch Brothers could buy Twitter and make it a conserva-tarian paradise?

*I can dream, can't I?*

Posted by: Thrawn at February 21, 2016 11:59 PM (s87AC)

225 That explanation seems logical to me.
Posted by: Emmie at February 21, 2016 11:54 PM (ezXrF)

Did I mention that I'm bi-polar? Oh, well then, I'm also bi-polar, and subject to wild mood swings from overly analytical to overly emotional.

I can go from euphoric to suicidal within minutes, with an occasional swing through homicidal. It's usually the rage that brings me out of the depression.

But, other than that, I'm ok and a really nice guy, some days, even though some people think I'm an azhole because I can be that also.

How about you?

Posted by: Rumpoled the Slav at February 22, 2016 12:00 AM (Za1ir)

226 I agree completely, but freedom of association was
pretty much outlawed in the mid-1960s, because it's considered to be
discrimination.

Posted by: rickl at February 21, 2016 11:55 PM (sdi6R)

Then we should be fighting for repeal of that part of the law rather than gleefully joining in on the assault on liberty.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 12:00 AM (NPofj)

227 I didn't say that we should do the same thing they are and ban liberals

I agree. Don't say that we should....

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 22, 2016 12:00 AM (6FqZa)

228 215 >>>>All of which is to say, the prayers of the faithful and the good carry great weight, I think, but G-d must be moved when those who go astray pray to Him, as well. I like to think He is touched by their frank humility and utter faith that His mercy exceeds His righteousness.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 21, 2016 11:53 PM (lutOX)

-----
Plus He loves us!
Posted by: Emmie at February 21, 2016 11:56 PM (ezXrF)
***
In spite of it all, I think - I know - He does.

We have a tradition that He prays to Himself every day, praying that His Love and Mercy exceed His Justice.

That we live at all is proof enough of His love....

And when you consider that He made Woman and booze, the thing is undeniable.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 22, 2016 12:01 AM (lutOX)

229 Theawn, there must be enough conservative intelligence to build a site for All views and thoughts.

Posted by: willow at February 22, 2016 12:01 AM (L1+sh)

230 223 There is one winner in the wake of the Bush flameout -
Mike Murphy, "political strategist". He got paid 14 million for wasting over 100 million in Bush-aligned Right-To-Rise SuperPac

You may remember that this money-suck was also responsible for Meg Whitman's $177 million failed campaign against Moonbeam Brown.

Posted by: Thrawn at February 21, 2016 11:58 PM (s87AC)



Clearly I'm in the wrong line of work.

My customers expect results.

Posted by: rickl at February 22, 2016 12:01 AM (sdi6R)

231 There is one winner in the wake of the Bush flameout -
Mike Murphy, "political strategist". He got paid 14 million for wasting over 100 million in Bush-aligned Right-To-Rise SuperPac


I guess that's why Dennis Miller called Murphy one of the smartest guys in politics.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 22, 2016 12:01 AM (FkBIv)

232 121 Glad I never did the social media thing. This is as sociable as I ever get.
Posted by: rickl at February 21, 2016 11:31 PM (sdi6R)


I feel the same way. My experience with Twitter is checking out Twitchy sometimes, and I absolutely detest Facebook. There's so much crap on a page that I can't stand looking at it. I check it out once every couple of months because of something from my sister.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 22, 2016 12:02 AM (kGrwF)

233 226
Then we should be fighting for repeal of that part of the law rather than gleefully joining in on the assault on liberty.
Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 12:00 AM (NPofj)


Oh, I definitely agree with you.

Posted by: rickl at February 22, 2016 12:03 AM (sdi6R)

234 Duck season!

Posted by: Bugs Bunny at February 22, 2016 12:03 AM (+1T7c)

235 Palpatine, i've also read His mercy while vast has conditions.
by truly repenting or bal t'shuva

Posted by: willow at February 22, 2016 12:03 AM (L1+sh)

236 Maybe the Koch Brothers could buy Twitter and make it a conserva-tarian paradise?

Twitter may be fun, but how can you stop it from trending retard and why would you care? They'll shorten it to twenty characters by the time Idiocracy becomes reality.

Posted by: t-bird at February 22, 2016 12:03 AM (ZxmMG)

237 >>>>192
Best of luck on the interview. You could always use the horde as a reference.
Posted by: Count de Monet at February 21, 2016 11:50 PM (JO9+V)

-----
Church bookkeeper. Heh.

Posted by: Emmie at February 22, 2016 12:03 AM (ezXrF)

238 The appendix held one one additional piece of advice: Water always runs downhill. Wanna bet?

You want to be careful when reading the appendix.

Posted by: cannibal haruspex at February 22, 2016 12:05 AM (AA6QE)

239 so i put in my 2 comments or 2 cents.
now it's nyquil and oblivion for me

i can hope can't i?

Posted by: willow at February 22, 2016 12:05 AM (L1+sh)

240 Earlier this month I had an offer for my house in El Paso, but they withdrew during the option period. I just got another offer for $5k more.

Selling this house will be the last major piece. I'll only have a truck payment and a bit of credit card debt to pay off, both of which are easily taken care of. I can start looking at grad school, or taking a different job, even if it means a pay cut in order to get to a better location or change careers.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 22, 2016 12:06 AM (fC9RO)

241 $14 million to fall on your ass?

Nice.

Posted by: eman at February 22, 2016 12:06 AM (MQEz6)

242 Woohoo!

Evening Gentlefappers, just got back from the estrogen-fueled moshpit that is a Chippendales extravaganza. We all had fun, and one of us -- not me -- had her face ground in the magnificent crotch of one of the talent.

When the boys came out in their choker whites I choked up a little. Go Navy!

And also 'Murica!, because this is why we fight, people. For the freedom to be boozy vulgarians.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at February 22, 2016 12:06 AM (jR7Wy)

243 231 There is one winner in the wake of the Bush flameout -
Mike Murphy, "political strategist". He got paid 14 million for wasting over 100 million in Bush-aligned Right-To-Rise SuperPac

I guess that's why Dennis Miller called Murphy one of the smartest guys in politics.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 22, 2016 12:01 AM (FkBIv)


I will give credit to Trump for showing how worthless all that is, at least if anybody's paying attention.

Forget for a second Jeb Bush's problems as a candidate. There were tens of millions of dollars being thrown at the best advisers and consultants in DC. All the best bandwagon jumpers lined up with Jeb months before he jumped in. And what did it all amount to? Jackshit.

Posted by: AD at February 22, 2016 12:06 AM (QWY55)

244 On the John Batchelor show - talking about Midway - a news cast and commercials came on. Right in the middle of thenews segment (Ann Cates?) a blatent global warmer scam piece, actually an ad, aired, then back to the news.

No wonder the sheep are confused.

Posted by: Jean at February 22, 2016 12:07 AM (cXiMR)

245 Quick - What Animal Do You See Here?

Psych 101 in every college since 1975

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 22, 2016 12:07 AM (AA6QE)

246 Duck first, right-handed.

Posted by: French Jeton at February 22, 2016 12:07 AM (WMvHw)

247 235 Palpatine, i've also read His mercy while vast has conditions.
by truly repenting or bal t'shuva
Posted by: willow at February 22, 2016 12:03 AM (L1+sh)
**
This is why He prays, and why we pray, as well....

Every year, I have a hard Yom Kippur, and I'm glad of it.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 22, 2016 12:07 AM (lutOX)

248 Isn't a Sarkneesian some sort of bird that eats it's own excrement?

Posted by: Geoffrey at February 22, 2016 12:07 AM (LoRcb)

249 *hides the Ouzo*

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 22, 2016 12:07 AM (fZ8hA)

250 >>>>>
But, other than that, I'm ok and a really nice guy, some days, even though some people think I'm an azhole because I can be that also.

How about you?
Posted by: Rumpoled the Slav at February 22, 2016 12:00 AM (Za1ir)

-----
Well, I don't think you're an "azhole" and certainly wouldn't hold it against you if you are bi-polar.

The Horde is a colorful bunch, and I just love all of them.

Posted by: Emmie at February 22, 2016 12:09 AM (ezXrF)

251 240 Earlier this month I had an offer for my house in El Paso, but they withdrew during the option period. I just got another offer for $5k more.

Selling this house will be the last major piece. I'll only have a truck payment and a bit of credit card debt to pay off, both of which are easily taken care of. I can start looking at grad school, or taking a different job, even if it means a pay cut in order to get to a better location or change careers.
Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 22, 2016 12:06 AM (fC9RO)
***
Good...good....

No, really - Congratulations on getting free.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 22, 2016 12:09 AM (lutOX)

252 I prefer the spinning dancer optical illusion.

Posted by: hello nurse! at February 22, 2016 12:11 AM (W36KX)

253 Great news, Alex! Your goals are getting closer!

Posted by: Emmie at February 22, 2016 12:11 AM (ezXrF)

254 Anyone who isn't an azhole from time to time simply isn't paying attention.

Posted by: navybrat at February 22, 2016 12:11 AM (8QGte)

255 Posted by: redbanzai at February 21, 2016 11:57 PM (NPofj)

Where did I say you suggested banning liberals? I mean that they will simply avoid anything tagged "conservative" (unless to troll) because they "know" that conservatives are evil.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 22, 2016 12:13 AM (GDulk)

256 Glad I never did the social media thing. This is as sociable as I ever get.

Posted by: rickl at February 21, 2016 11:31 PM (sdi6R)



I feel the same way. My experience with Twitter is checking out
Twitchy sometimes, and I absolutely detest Facebook. There's so much
crap on a page that I can't stand looking at it. I check it out once
every couple of months because of something from my sister.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 22, 2016 12:02 AM (kGrwF)

I avoid social media too. I used to have a Facebook page for friends to catch up with me. I deleted it when it came out last year that they were basically running psychological experiments on people by manipulating whether they saw happy or depressing stories in their news feed.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 12:14 AM (NPofj)

257 "Bullshit." redbanzai

the depth of your thinking and your language defines you

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 22, 2016 12:14 AM (eUbDe)

258 Re; Colorado Alex

there's nothing more liberating than the realization that you don't NEED the job you have, that you can earn less and still manage.

Me? I did it the hard and stupid way, by losing everything. You? You're doing it the smart way.....

Well-played.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 22, 2016 12:14 AM (lutOX)

259 now it's nyquil and oblivion for me

i can hope can't i?
Posted by: willow


Even you can't willow an ONT.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, Opus/Bill the Cat 2016 at February 22, 2016 12:14 AM (1xUj/)

260 >>>>247
Every year, I have a hard Yom Kippur, and I'm glad of it.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 22, 2016 12:07 AM (lutOX)

-----
I like to ponder the meaning of Yom Kippur even though I'm of the Goyim.

Posted by: Emmie at February 22, 2016 12:14 AM (ezXrF)

261 Speaking of aerial combat maneuvers.....

Time for a kamikaze dive into my pillow.


Hasta la nite nite, Horde!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 22, 2016 12:17 AM (McRlu)

262 207 didn't dennis hopper play a part in the John Wayne movie "sons of Katie elder?" remember him as some freaked out rancher's son. was that before the coke days then?
Posted by: the morigu at February 21, 2016 11:53 PM (X4/8S)


There are some tv channels that show old tv shows from the late fifties and early sixties. Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda, and Robert Duvall show up in a lot of them.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 22, 2016 12:17 AM (kGrwF)

263 Don't think you can sue Twitter because you are not paying for it. There is no Quit pro Quo.

Posted by: @ThePoliticalHat at February 22, 2016 12:17 AM (vBeA5)

264 "Bullshit." redbanzai

the depth of your thinking and your language defines you


Posted by: Illiniwek at February 22, 2016 12:14 AM (eUbDe)


Your rant against economic reality deserves nothing more than you got. You might as well have declared that gravity doesn't work because airplanes fly. THAT is how stupid that post was.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 12:18 AM (NPofj)

265 Interesting news, there are people restoring a P-61B Black Widow that had crashed in New Guinea to airworthy status.

http://www.maam.org/p61/p61_rest.htm

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 22, 2016 12:18 AM (fZ8hA)

266 We returned to one of our favorite weekend activities today and did the "Chainsaw Trail" at Sanborn County Park. It's officially on the guide map as "unmaintained service road".



It's "unmaintained" because there are a ton of fallen trees across it that you have to pass over, under, or go around. As a nickname, we called it the "Obstacle Trail" or "Chainsaw Trail", and the latter name seems to have won out. It's sort of like climbing 600 feet in 3/4 mile while dodging through a jungle-gym -- in a beautiful redwood forest with sweet fresh air.



Considering that this is our "bread-and-butter" go-to trail, I'm feeling particularly ass-kicked. The almost two-month absence from this trail, combined with the additional fallen trees from winter storms, made a big difference in how I'm feeling it afterwards (though our time on the hill and pace were pretty good).

Posted by: cthulhu at February 22, 2016 12:19 AM (EzgxV)

267 Hey everybody.

Well, I'm almost entirely done with the Bond movies-- the only one left for me to watch is Spectre-- so I've moved on to a significantly shorter series of films: the James Dean Trilogy.

Watched "East of Eden" tonight, directed by Elia Kazan. Pretty good. Also liked the crooked camera angles...

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2016 12:20 AM (ntObR)

268 Since the liberals that run everyfu**ing thing think that conservatives are a minority we should whine, bitch and moan until we are seen as a group in need of protection which cannot be discriminated against, etc., etc.

But, being conservatives, we don't believe in that crap. They know this as much as we do.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at February 22, 2016 12:21 AM (GzDYP)

269 260 >>>>247
Every year, I have a hard Yom Kippur, and I'm glad of it.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 22, 2016 12:07 AM (lutOX)

-----
I like to ponder the meaning of Yom Kippur even though I'm of the Goyim.
Posted by: Emmie at February 22, 2016 12:14 AM (ezXrF)
***
My favorite Yom Kippur story of all:
http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/3090/jewish/The-Yom-Kippur-Drunk.htm

Christians don't need to go through the fast and its hardships - another man, a better man, went though far worse for their sake.

I'm a Jew, but I believe that firmly.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 22, 2016 12:21 AM (lutOX)

270 Emmie... good luck and prayers going up.




Polliwog... they probably would self segregate but that is their problem and not ours. And its not as if we can avoid liberal craziness even if we wanted to (which I don't):-P

Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 12:22 AM (NPofj)

271 How dare you try to label it as a duck or a rabbit, and thus impose your patriarchal bi-species values!

Posted by: Psych 101 professor nowadays at February 22, 2016 12:23 AM (/R4ru)

272 Oh, Lord. There's a new Weight Watchers ad where Oprah Winfrey is practically having an orgasm over bread. Do they bother to show these ads to focus groups before they run them? The thing is horrible.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 22, 2016 12:23 AM (kGrwF)

273 Since the liberals that run everyfu**ing thing think
that conservatives are a minority we should whine, bitch and moan until
we are seen as a group in need of protection which cannot be
discriminated against, etc., etc.



But, being conservatives, we don't believe in that crap. They know this as much as we do.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at February 22, 2016 12:21 AM (GzDYP)

Thomas Jefferson was correct. The tree of liberty does need to be watered with the blood of tyrants or the tyrants take over.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 12:25 AM (NPofj)

274 Well, I'm almost entirely done with the Bond movies-- the only one left for me to watch is Spectre-- so I've moved on to a significantly shorter series of films: the James Dean Trilogy.

Posted by: qdpsteve


Some subscribe to that whole spurious notion that the even numbered or odd Bond film is bad.

For the Craig films the odd are the better; Casino, Skyfall.


Watched "East of Eden" tonight, directed by Elia Kazan. Pretty good. Also liked the crooked camera angles...


Dutch tilt.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 22, 2016 12:25 AM (AA6QE)

275 267 Hey everybody.

Well, I'm almost entirely done with the Bond movies-- the only one left for me to watch is Spectre-- so I've moved on to a significantly shorter series of films: the James Dean Trilogy.

Watched "East of Eden" tonight, directed by Elia Kazan. Pretty good. Also liked the crooked camera angles...
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2016 12:20 AM (ntObR)
**8
Loved the dutch-tilt in The Third Man.... camera angles make all the difference.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 22, 2016 12:26 AM (lutOX)

276 weft, is that what it's called? All I know is, the crooked angles work in a weird way; they seem to signify 'action' somehow, even though nothing really physical is actually happening.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2016 12:26 AM (ntObR)

277 Rubes:

I knew Ronald Reagan. And you sir, are no Ronald Reagan.

Or Conservative.

Or able to tell the truth.

Or are tall enough for this ride.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 22, 2016 12:27 AM (Xo1Rt)

278 Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 12:22 AM (NPofj)

I give up. I don't know if I'm expressing myself badly or you are just not understanding, but you have yet to actually understand what I mean.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 22, 2016 12:27 AM (GDulk)

279 I admit the only noir film I've really seen and enjoyed at this point is Fritz Lang's "Scarlet Street."

Great flick for those of us who have learned the hard way, dames just ain't worth the trouble... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2016 12:27 AM (ntObR)

280 So I guess every political advisor is douchebag loser except the one running the winning candidate's campaign. You know sometimes it's the candidate and not the advisor.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 22, 2016 12:27 AM (MNgU2)

281 If conservatives are a minority, where's OUR victimhood badge?

Some sweet G money to form a protest and outrage group?

A special chair for Conservative Studies at Colleges?

Our own special martyrs group?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 22, 2016 12:29 AM (Xo1Rt)

282 Actually wouldn't mind seeing an updated version of "Scarlet Street." Kevin Spacey could probably play a great Christopher Cross...

or did he already do that in "American Beauty"??

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2016 12:29 AM (ntObR)

283 Ceci n'est pas une canard

Posted by: Rene Magritte at February 22, 2016 12:29 AM (q2o38)

284 It's not you, Polliwog. She didn't understand something I was saying in the Podcast/S.C. thread either where she also jumped to erroneous conclusions.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 22, 2016 12:30 AM (WOyz5)

285 I prefer stories about Shabbes Goyim.

Talk about a minority.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 22, 2016 12:30 AM (Xo1Rt)

286 Since cutting carbs and sugar out of my diet, I could orgasm over bread. Particularly a crusty sourdough with real butter.

Posted by: Jean at February 22, 2016 12:31 AM (cXiMR)

287 I'm back again to ask for prayers for my friend Gayle. She has stage IV brain cancer & to keep up to date I had to set up FB account. Last update was that Gayle hit her head & is in terrible pain as of February 19.
February 17 her children tok her to hospice.


I honestly don't know what is going on with her. Please pray for God to take her soon.

Thank you all in advance.


I have never seen movie from 1946 The Best Years of Our Lives. I rated it 10. It's 3 hours long but it's one of best films I've ever watched. If you have TCM & Comcast it's on demand until the 27th.

Posted by: Carol at February 22, 2016 12:31 AM (sj3Ax)

288 Oh, Lord. There's a new Weight Watchers ad where Oprah Winfrey is practically having an orgasm over bread. Do they bother to show these ads to focus groups before they run them? The thing is horrible.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 22, 2016 12:23 AM (kGrwF)

I was lmao at that earlier tonight. I LOVE BREAD! And she's yuge! They think that's a good ad for them? She's lost 26 pounds eating bread EVERY DAY! Yeah. Great dieting advice there.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at February 22, 2016 12:32 AM (GzDYP)

289 279 I admit the only noir film I've really seen and enjoyed at this point is Fritz Lang's "Scarlet Street."

Great flick for those of us who have learned the hard way, dames just ain't worth the trouble... ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2016 12:27 AM (ntObR)
***
Fritz Da Man....

See "M" or "The testament of Dr. Mabuse" or anything the man did....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 22, 2016 12:32 AM (lutOX)

290 Oprah having an orgasm over bread? I guess she likes getting rolled.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 22, 2016 12:33 AM (WOyz5)

291
Well, I'm almost entirely done with the Bond
movies-- the only one left for me to watch is Spectre-- so I've moved on
to a significantly shorter series of films: the James Dean Trilogy.



Watched "East of Eden" tonight, directed by Elia Kazan. Pretty good. Also liked the crooked camera angles...

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2016 12:20 AM (ntObR)

**8

Loved the dutch-tilt in The Third Man.... camera angles make all the difference.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 22, 2016 12:26 AM (lutOX)


I loved The Third Man... If you guys have never seen it, I would also really recommend The Spy Who Came In From The Cold with Richard Burton and Claire Bloom.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 12:33 AM (NPofj)

292 Palpatine, oh yeah. I have the Criterion blu-ray of M from 1931, but still haven't screwed up the courage to actually watch the thing.

I've read, it's one of the most truly scary flicks ever made.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2016 12:33 AM (ntObR)

293 Posted by: Jean at February 22, 2016 12:31 AM (cXiMR)

I saw recently (but don't remember where) that sourdough is supposed to be less bad for bloodsugar levels than normal bread. I didn't follow up though, so I don't know if it's accurate.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 22, 2016 12:34 AM (GDulk)

294 weft, is that what it's called? All I know is, the crooked angles work in a weird way; they seem to signify 'action' somehow, even though nothing really physical is actually happening.
Posted by: qdpsteve


In neo-realism (don't make me cite it, 'cause i'd just cite Bazin) it is an artifice and unworthy~!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 22, 2016 12:34 AM (AA6QE)

295 Uncle P, thanks.

I've been working for a while on this. Got derailed a couple of years ago due to some legal issues, but I kept my head down and kept working, and I'm only about a year behind where I wanted to be. I've got a good foundation, now is the time for school, interesting jobs, etc. I'm still fairly young and I'm single.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 22, 2016 12:34 AM (fC9RO)

296 Posted by: rickl at February 22, 2016 12:01 AM (sdi6R)

Not only will they expect results, they will sue your ass if they don't get them.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 22, 2016 12:35 AM (Xo1Rt)

297 Someone else I thought might have been in my corner, turns out not to be.

Well, so it is. Aloneness is pretty much all I though it would be. And here it is, too!

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 22, 2016 12:35 AM (B8JRQ)

298 285 I prefer stories about Shabbes Goyim.

Talk about a minority.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at February 22, 2016 12:30 AM (Xo1Rt)
***
Ha!

i remember a lubavitcher giving me grief for breaking Shabbas....

He saw me, called me over to lock up the shul because the usual guy wasn't available.....

I did as he asked, and he broke my stone the whole time, berating me for working on the sabbath before asking met to light a Winston for him....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 22, 2016 12:35 AM (lutOX)

299 There's also a great story that Fritz Lang was absolutely brutal to his actors, even more so than Kubrick could be.

Supposedly one time while shooting M, Fritz thought Peter Lorre came in looking a little too pretty. so he threw him down a flight of stairs to rough him up for the scene he was going to shoot that day. Yikes.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2016 12:35 AM (ntObR)

300 Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2016 12:33 AM (ntObR)

We watched part of M in German class. It's been over 20 years and I've never bothered to watch the rest.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 22, 2016 12:36 AM (GDulk)

301 "You might as well have declared that gravity doesn't work because airplanes fly. THAT is how stupid that post was." redbanzai

again you display you know nothing. Science has laws. Economics has theories that can't be precisely measured or isolated. Have you ever listened to a Greenspan testimony, and dissected it. Then years later he reveals his theories were wrong ... after decades of people praising him as the great maestro.

But sure, you think you know something, so go call people stupid to show what a genius you are. Perhaps one day you'll mature, but you give no such indications so far with your boastful attacks.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 22, 2016 12:36 AM (eUbDe)

302 Polliwog, did you like and/or find frightening what you saw?

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2016 12:36 AM (ntObR)

303 qdpsteve, you should watch M. It is a disturbing film about justice. And you'll never think of Peter Lorre as comical again.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 22, 2016 12:37 AM (fZ8hA)

304 I admit the only noir film I've really seen and enjoyed at this point is Fritz Lang's "Scarlet Street."



Great flick for those of us who have learned the hard way, dames just ain't worth the trouble... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2016 12:27 AM (ntObR)


There are lots of old movies that have that theme: The Maltese Falcon and The Big Sleep come immediately to mind (that Humphrey Bogart was something else).

Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 12:38 AM (NPofj)

305 redbanzai, I'm in then. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2016 12:38 AM (ntObR)

306 So I guess every political advisor is douchebag loser except the one running the winning candidate's campaign. You know sometimes it's the candidate and not the advisor.
Posted by: Max Rockatansky


Name a poor advisor besides yourself.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 22, 2016 12:38 AM (AA6QE)

307 Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2016 12:36 AM (ntObR)

The part we saw was definitely creepy. I had no desire to see a movie about the rape and murder of little girls though (even if it *is* off screen) and, now that I have daughters of my own, I want to even less. Kind of ruins In the Hall of the Mountain King as well, which is a shame since it was one of John's favorite songs to play.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 22, 2016 12:39 AM (GDulk)

308 295 Uncle P, thanks.

I've been working for a while on this. Got derailed a couple of years ago due to some legal issues, but I kept my head down and kept working, and I'm only about a year behind where I wanted to be. I've got a good foundation, now is the time for school, interesting jobs, etc. I'm still fairly young and I'm single.
Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 22, 2016 12:34 AM (fC9RO)
***
Look, I like you, and I'm flattered and all that, but unless you're a chick, I just don't swing that way....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 22, 2016 12:39 AM (lutOX)

309 Polliwog, can understand that.

I saw a clip of the new movie "The Witch" just last night. A mother is playing peek-a-boo with her infant, she closes her eyes for five seconds... and the baby is *gone.*

Yikes, yeesh, not sure if I want to go there. Does look quite scary however.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2016 12:41 AM (ntObR)

310 304 I admit the only noir film I've really seen and enjoyed at this point is Fritz Lang's "Scarlet Street."



Great flick for those of us who have learned the hard way, dames just ain't worth the trouble... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2016 12:27 AM (ntObR)


There are lots of old movies that have that theme: The Maltese Falcon and The Big Sleep come immediately to mind (that Humphrey Bogart was something else).
Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 12:38 AM (NPofj)
***
"out of the past" & etc....

Hollywood used to make entertaining art....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 22, 2016 12:42 AM (lutOX)

311 Well, this 'ette is pooped, so I'll be saying goodnight.

Goodnight!

Remember -- do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Posted by: Emmie at February 22, 2016 12:42 AM (ezXrF)

312 Here it is:

http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-witch-2016

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2016 12:43 AM (ntObR)

313 I saw a clip of the new movie "The Witch" just last night. A mother is playing peek-a-boo with her infant, she closes her eyes for five seconds... and the baby is *gone.*

Yikes, yeesh, not sure if I want to go there. Does look quite scary however.
Posted by: qdpsteve


Yeah, out this weekend somewhere.

I'm avoiding it because of the obvious anti schtick, but the trailers have looked ... creeeeeeeepeeeeey

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 22, 2016 12:43 AM (AA6QE)

314 Polliwogette, Val Lewton in The Body Snatcher does the same thing. The viewer has already been introduced to the blind lass with the voice of an angel. Boris Karloff is driving his cart and hears her singing. He exits the screen through a dark arch and the girl is singing. Then "Urk!" and a gurgle. All off screen but you know she has been murdered.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 22, 2016 12:43 AM (fZ8hA)

315 Posted by: Carol at February 22, 2016 12:31 AM (sj3Ax)

I am so sorry for your friend and you, too as you watch this from afar. My father always asked me who told me that life would be fair. He was so painfully right about that. I am not a person that prays a lot, but I will tonight, for you and your friend Gayle. You are a good friend and I am sure that she knows that.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at February 22, 2016 12:43 AM (GzDYP)

316 Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2016 12:41 AM (ntObR)

Yai! I have a good visual memory (mainly for things I'd rather not remember) and a very visual imagination, so have learned to just avoid anything remotely scary as I'll *never* forget it and it will replace something I *do* want to remember.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 22, 2016 12:44 AM (GDulk)

317 At first I saw a duck; I don't wan't to know what it says about me.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 21, 2016 11:25 PM (w4NZ)

Says you're guilty in the death of one grammie winger.

Gotcha!!

Posted by: Blano at February 22, 2016 12:44 AM (3eoPa)

318 That's my night too.

Posted by: andycanuck at February 22, 2016 12:44 AM (WOyz5)

319 239 so i put in my 2 comments or 2 cents.
now it's nyquil and oblivion for me

If you're only using NyQuil to help you get to sleep, you should see if you can find a generic brand of Unisom, the ingredient in NyQuil that hel

Posted by: All Teh Meh at February 22, 2016 12:44 AM (VviqM)

320 Why doesn't Oprah have an orgasm over Michael Moore getting out of the shower?

Posted by: Geoffrey at February 22, 2016 12:45 AM (LoRcb)

321 Speaking of The Maltese Falcon there will be 75th Anniversary showings of the movie in some theaters on Wednesday.

Definitely something dreams are made of for film fans.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 22, 2016 12:46 AM (fZ8hA)

322 M and Metropolis are very worthwhile.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 22, 2016 12:46 AM (VdICR)

323 Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 22, 2016 12:43 AM (AA6QE)

One of the advantages to no longer watching broadcast or cable TV, and very little YouTube any more, is not having to see ads that skeeve me.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 22, 2016 12:46 AM (GDulk)

324 So who has the bong & weed so that we may all share in the peace of The Hopper?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 22, 2016 12:46 AM (Vm8WO)

325 Anna, yikes!

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2016 12:46 AM (ntObR)

326 Accidentally hit post, so continued - helps you sleep is doxylamine succinate, which is the ingredient in Unisom, you can get the generic for about half the price, plus, it contains twice the doxylamine as NyQuil so you'll sleep better.

Posted by: All The Meh at February 22, 2016 12:47 AM (VviqM)

327 >>>Colorado Alex at February 22, 2016 12:34 AM (fC9RO)
>>>Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants

thanks for the laugh

Posted by: concrete girl at February 22, 2016 12:48 AM (0KgAM)

328 Why doesn't Oprah have an orgasm over Michael Moore getting out of the shower?
Posted by: Geoffrey


Acceptance.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 22, 2016 12:48 AM (AA6QE)

329 What's the "yikes!" for qdpsteve?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 22, 2016 12:49 AM (fZ8hA)

330 Except that doing so guarantees a ghetto/bubble where we hear only from those who agree with us and no one who disagrees hears us. Now, the left is creating that any way, but they *want* no one else to hear what we have to say so don't consider it a problem.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 21, 2016 11:49 PM (GDulk)

At this point I'm ok with living out my days only listening to people I agree with.

Some have posited on twitter, maybe here and elsewhere that we must continue to listen to the liberal scum to understand what they're saying.

I've listened to those pissants going on 40 years now. I've had enough. Don't need to listen to them anymore to know they're up to no good. They can all die a horrible death at the hands of ISIS for all I care anymore.

Posted by: Blano at February 22, 2016 12:49 AM (3eoPa)

331 321 Speaking of The Maltese Falcon there will be 75th Anniversary showings of the movie in some theaters on Wednesday.

Definitely something dreams are made of for film fans.
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 22, 2016 12:46 AM (fZ8hA)
***
My angel - the Future Empress, the Colonel's daughter saw that flick with me and was baffled.

'She's not worth the trouble,' she said of Brigid O'Shaughnessy. 'It makes no sense at all... and his secretary is old and ugly, too.... must have been the war,' she said, grasping for an explanation.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 22, 2016 12:49 AM (lutOX)

332 At first I saw a duck; I don't wan't to know what it says about me.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 21, 2016 11:25 PM (w4NZ)

Says you're guilty in the death of one grammie winger.



So...if she sees....the shape?....of a duck? She's a witch!

BURN HER!

Posted by: A Rabble of Peasants at February 22, 2016 12:50 AM (1xUj/)

333 Anna, stuff I find spooky/disturbing merits a "yikes!" from me. Such as your description of that Boris Karloff scene (though now I want to see that flick). :-)

Sort of like "jinkies!" from Scooby-Doo...

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2016 12:50 AM (ntObR)

334 Okay qdpsteve. The movie is set in Edinburgh. A certain doctor procures from Karloff cadavers of questionable provenance to teach anatomy. Bela Lugosi is also in the movie who tries to blackmail Karloff.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 22, 2016 12:52 AM (fZ8hA)

335 again you display you know nothing. Science has
laws. Economics has theories that can't be precisely measured or
isolated. Have you ever listened to a Greenspan testimony, and dissected
it. Then years later he reveals his theories were wrong ... after
decades of people praising him as the great maestro.

But sure,
you think you know something, so go call people stupid to show what a
genius you are. Perhaps one day you'll mature, but you give no such
indications so far with your boastful attacks.


Posted by: Illiniwek at February 22, 2016 12:36 AM (eUbDe)

Illiniwek... the laws of supply and demand are not theories and are pretty damn immutable as they are based on human nature and human incentives. I will be willing to produce more of any product if the amount of money I get for it increases. I will produce less of that same product if the amount I can charge in the market goes down. And if the government tries to screw with that mechanism by setting prices lower than the market price, products will become scarce or even disappear from the legal market and only be available on the black market.


On the flip side, for any given supply, increasing demand increases prices (and draws more producers into the market). If demand decreases, the price that a product can command will drop which will signal producers to move on to producing something else. Again, if the government interferes with that mechanism, it has predictable results just like it would with those fancy schmancy laws of science you speak of. That is true here, it is true in Cuba and China, and it will be true on Mars if we eventually settle there.


I didn't call you stupid (nor will I) but that post was about as stupid as stupid gets.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 12:53 AM (NPofj)

336 Latest Emerson poll:
Cruz is killing 'em in Massachusetts with 10%,
Kasich in a close second with 13%,
Rubio still in third with 16%, and
Carson and Trump splitting the leftovers.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 22, 2016 12:54 AM (T78UI)

337 Anna, thanks.

So many movies, so little time. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2016 12:54 AM (ntObR)

338 To Have and Have Not was made two years after Casablanca. Not the theme of film-noir, but the same notes. Lauren Becall is ridiculously hot.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at February 22, 2016 12:55 AM (VdICR)

339 Posted by: Blano at February 22, 2016 12:49 AM (3eoPa)

It's more that it would be that much easier for the left to not even accidentally hear a conservative thought.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 22, 2016 12:55 AM (GDulk)

340 Wonder if people here have seen this meme on FB:

"If you love the constitution..." [pic of Cruz]
"If you like the constitution..." [pic of Rubio]
"If you don't care about the constitution..." [pic of Trump]
"If you hate the constitution..." [pics of Hillary/Bernie]

Thoughts?

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2016 12:56 AM (ntObR)

341 qdpsteve, not a problem. I like Val Lewton movies because there is an interesting story being told and how he manages to shoot an effective movie on a shoe-string budget is incredible.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 22, 2016 12:56 AM (fZ8hA)

342 Earlier this month I had an offer for my house in El Paso, but they withdrew during the option period. I just got another offer for $5k more.

Selling this house will be the last major piece. I'll only have a truck payment and a bit of credit card debt to pay off, both of which are easily taken care of. I can start looking at grad school, or taking a different job, even if it means a pay cut in order to get to a better location or change careers.
Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 22, 2016 12:06 AM (fC9RO)

Great to hear!!

Posted by: Blano at February 22, 2016 12:57 AM (3eoPa)

343 You know, I've lurked at many an ONT, but tonight's is an awesome all over the map edition. One could make a hilarious ad-lib.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at February 22, 2016 12:58 AM (GzDYP)

344 Fritz Lang's best flick, hands down, would have to be Spione....

Rudolf Klein-Rogge is THE movie villain......

Das Testament des Dr mabuse is a close second,.......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 22, 2016 12:58 AM (lutOX)

345 The Woman in the Window is a very similar movie to Scarlet Street with many of the same actors. The ending is quite different.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 22, 2016 01:00 AM (FkBIv)

346 330
Some have posited on twitter, maybe here and elsewhere that we must continue to listen to the liberal scum to understand what they're saying.

I've listened to those pissants going on 40 years now. I've had enough. Don't need to listen to them anymore to know they're up to no good. They can all die a horrible death at the hands of ISIS for all I care anymore.
Posted by: Blano at February 22, 2016 12:49 AM (3eoPa)



The only thing I disagree with is that we need to stop calling them liberals. There is nothing remotely "liberal" about them. They are totalitarians through and through.

Posted by: rickl at February 22, 2016 01:00 AM (sdi6R)

347
I watched the Night Manager and liked it or at least half of it. The first half they changed to make it all current, i.e., arab spring/iraq. The second part in Switzerland was more interesting.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 22, 2016 01:02 AM (iQIUe)

348 There's a 1931 Maltese Falcon, with a pretty hard-edged Spade, so it's not all Bogart. It has the delightfully Hispanic Ricardo Cortez (Jacob Krantz). "Pre-Code." It goes ahead and calls a "gunsel" a "boyfriend," cuz that's what that means.

I have to admit to never seeing "Satan Met A Lady" but that's an attempt to make the dame look worth it. Bette Davis, who never moved me in the least.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 22, 2016 01:02 AM (xq1UY)

349 Ugly but that's what you get when you attempt a demographic transformation of a country against the wishes of its citizens.

Or you get a Trump.

btw even Snopes sez there was no "English only" chant in NV.

And I'm still savoring Jeb!'s delicious tears.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 22, 2016 01:02 AM (gyKtp)

350 Melanie Martinez
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAB5AC9yhY0

you already bought a ticket and there's no turning back now

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 22, 2016 01:03 AM (6FqZa)

351 348 There's a 1931 Maltese Falcon, with a pretty hard-edged Spade, so it's not all Bogart. It has the delightfully Hispanic Ricardo Cortez (Jacob Krantz). "Pre-Code." It goes ahead and calls a "gunsel" a "boyfriend," cuz that's what that means.

I have to admit to never seeing "Satan Met A Lady" but that's an attempt to make the dame look worth it. Bette Davis, who never moved me in the least.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 22, 2016 01:02 AM (xq1UY)
***
F that noise.

If it ain't got Greenstreet, it ain't worth watching..

By a wide margin, he was and is the perfect Gutman.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 22, 2016 01:04 AM (lutOX)

352 Wonder if people here have seen this meme on FB:

"If you love the constitution..." [pic of Cruz]
"If you like the constitution..." [pic of Rubio]
"If you don't care about the constitution..." [pic of Trump]
"If you hate the constitution..." [pics of Hillary/Bernie]

Thoughts?

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2016 12:56 AM (ntObR)

Deleted by this time tomorrow night.

Posted by: Blano at February 22, 2016 01:04 AM (3eoPa)

353 Blano, I'll check and see.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2016 01:05 AM (ntObR)

354 The only thing I disagree with is that we need to stop calling them liberals. There is nothing remotely "liberal" about them. They are totalitarians through and through.

Posted by: rickl at February 22, 2016 01:00 AM (sdi6R)

So true. Progressive doesn't seem to fit either, since they seek to go back to tried and failed systems. The newest and most revolutionary idea is still a republic.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at February 22, 2016 01:06 AM (GzDYP)

355 I actually remember that Hopper thread like it was yesterday, can't believe it was 6 years ago, Mr Paul Revere was a running joke for quite a while after that.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at February 22, 2016 01:07 AM (VviqM)

356 Wonder if people here have seen this meme on FB:



"If you love the constitution..." [pic of Cruz]

"If you like the constitution..." [pic of Rubio]

"If you don't care about the constitution..." [pic of Trump]

"If you hate the constitution..." [pics of Hillary/Bernie]



Thoughts?



Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2016 12:56 AM (ntObR)

Even Obama swore an oath to uphold the Constitution, or whatever he and Roberts were taking about.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 22, 2016 01:07 AM (T78UI)

357 Uncle P, thanks.

I've been working for a while on this. Got derailed a couple of years ago due to some legal issues, but I kept my head down and kept working, and I'm only about a year behind where I wanted to be. I've got a good foundation, now is the time for school, interesting jobs, etc. I'm still fairly young and I'm single.
Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 22, 2016 12:34 AM (fC9RO)
***
Look, I like you, and I'm flattered and all that, but unless you're a chick, I just don't swing that way....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 22, 2016 12:39 AM (lutOX)

Well given the luck (or lack thereof) I've had with chicks, maybe I need a change of scenery.

How ya doin' Alex??

Posted by: Blano at February 22, 2016 01:07 AM (3eoPa)

358 Well, by all means, don't watch it then.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 22, 2016 01:09 AM (xq1UY)

359 355 I actually remember that Hopper thread like it was yesterday, can't believe it was 6 years ago, Mr Paul Revere was a running joke for quite a while after that.
Posted by: All Teh Meh at February 22, 2016 01:07 AM (VviqM)


Same here, specifically the coke shrine. Time flies.

If there's anybody who embodied the AOSHQ lifestyle, it was Dennis Hopper.

Posted by: AD at February 22, 2016 01:09 AM (QWY55)

360 Speaking of The Maltese Falcon there will be 75th Anniversary showings of the movie in some theaters on Wednesday.

Definitely something dreams are made of for film fans.


Posted by: Anna Puma at February 22, 2016 12:46 AM (fZ8hA)


Let me check and... YES! it is playing less than two miles from my house (happy dance )

Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 01:09 AM (NPofj)

361 Posted by: Blano at February 22, 2016 01:07 AM (3eoPa)
***
It's still a free country,for now....

Go on with your bad self, and best of luck to you both.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 22, 2016 01:10 AM (lutOX)

362 One of Val Lewton's most underrated movies is Curse of the Cat People because, despite the title name, its not a monster movie. Instead it is the story of a very precocious girl who does not fit in with the other children and her parents are at a loss. Irina appears to the girl as something like a fairy god-mother who listens to her problems and tries to help.

Who gave this movie such a misleading title? The studio who then had to figure out how to market it. Long before A Princess of Mars became John Carter, a studio tanked one of their own films with a bad title.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 22, 2016 01:11 AM (fZ8hA)

363 "If you love the constitution..." [pic of Cruz]


"If you like the constitution..." [pic of Rubio]


"If you don't care about the constitution..." [pic of Trump]


"If you hate the constitution..." [pics of Hillary/Bernie]





Thoughts?





Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2016 12:56 AM (ntObR)


Yah... that looks just about right.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 01:11 AM (NPofj)

364 Well hell that Melanie chick was gonna be a waste of 4 minutes, so I went to play my favorite AC/DC video on youtube, Sin City live on the Midnight Special back in 1978.

Apparently it's been pulled. Fuckers.

Posted by: Blano at February 22, 2016 01:12 AM (3eoPa)

365 Posted by: Blano at February 22, 2016 01:07 AM (3eoPa)
***
It's still a free country,for now....

Go on with your bad self, and best of luck to you both.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 22, 2016 01:10 AM (lutOX)

I doubt there's enough alcohol on the planet to give up desiring a niece, main squeeze, whatever, so I'll just have a few beers tonight then call it a day.

Posted by: Blano at February 22, 2016 01:14 AM (3eoPa)

366 Charges of the Sanders campaign being out of touch with minorities are dismissed by the candidate, but they may be bolstered a bit by some unpleasantness which took place on Saturday night.

Typical hotair. What was so unpleasant about it? Demanding English at a political rally (even by brain-dead socialists)? If someone can't speak English they really have no business voting.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 22, 2016 01:14 AM (zc3Db)

367 First saw rabbit with right hand holding phone. Then duck grasping screen with left hand. Put both hands on screen and saw a rabbuck.
Wonder what Dr Thorndyke would see? My guess is a pee-pee or a woo-woo.

Posted by: Man from Wazzustan at February 22, 2016 01:16 AM (FtrY1)

368 Instapundit's Ed Driscoll linked zombie's website zombietime.com during the day, citing it as evidence of why there are few children in the Bay area..

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 22, 2016 01:16 AM (gyKtp)

369 365 Posted by: Blano at February 22, 2016 01:07 AM (3eoPa)
***
It's still a free country,for now....

Go on with your bad self, and best of luck to you both.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 22, 2016 01:10 AM (lutOX)

I doubt there's enough alcohol on the planet to give up desiring a niece, main squeeze, whatever, so I'll just have a few beers tonight then call it a day.
Posted by: Blano at February 22, 2016 01:14 AM (3eoPa)
***
There's the future Empress, who is proof that the Creator loves His creation, and then there are the nieces, who prove His generous nature, and then there's Serbian turbo-folk, to prove that He loves us all.....

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

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 22, 2016 01:18 AM (lutOX)

370 :why there are few children in the Bay area:

Because they're doing it wrong?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 22, 2016 01:19 AM (6FqZa)

371 340 Wonder if people here have seen this meme on FB:

"If you love the constitution..." [pic of Cruz]
"If you like the constitution..." [pic of Rubio]
"If you don't care about the constitution..." [pic of Trump]
"If you hate the constitution..." [pics of Hillary/Bernie]

Thoughts?
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2016 12:56 AM (ntObR)

Meh. It is a mix of true and false, so it falls flat.

Posted by: eman at February 22, 2016 01:20 AM (MQEz6)

372 Taking the Budget Bus: A Tale in Three Tweets

One incident. Generalizing that is a bunch of bullshit. I've taken the bolt bus and mega bus countless times and never had anything but a nice, easy, and CHEAP ride. Never a problem. I've had more delays on amtrak (which costs an arma nd a leg) and jersey transit than you can shake a stick at.

Did you know that the way amtrak used to handle the switch from daylight savings time was to stop all their trains exactly where they were and sit on the tracks for an hour until they caught up with the printed schedule? Yep. Totally true. And people used to write articles every year as they got caught in the retardation and couldn't believe it. They would stop a train 15 minutes outside of New York and just sit for an hour. Every fucking year.

Bolt bus and mega bus are great services and the best values around. It's a shame their pick-up/drop-off spots changed in Manhattan but they are still awesome and convenient.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 22, 2016 01:22 AM (zc3Db)

373 370 >> Because they're doing it wrong?

Yeah, plus the factoid that people making $400k per year there can't afford to have children if they live in Silicon Valley.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 22, 2016 01:23 AM (gyKtp)

374 Oh well night everyone. Will leave this video here for lovers of movies.

Joe Dante talks about Mario Bava's Planet of the Vampires.
https://youtu.be/Eu1VOmwuHag

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 22, 2016 01:23 AM (fZ8hA)

375 Quick - What Animal Do You See Here?

The rabbit image is pretty poor. It looks like he has his mouth sewn shut.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 22, 2016 01:25 AM (zc3Db)

376 The Jean calling into RedEye is not me. Sounds like a Gene.

Posted by: Jean at February 22, 2016 01:26 AM (cXiMR)

377 "If you love the constitution..." [pic of Cruz]
"If you like the constitution..." [pic of Rubio]
"If you don't care about the constitution..." [pic of Trump]
"If you hate the constitution..." [pics of Hillary/Bernie]

Thoughts?

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2016 12:56 AM (ntObR)


Except for the Shrillary/Bernie part pretty stupid and inaccurate.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 22, 2016 01:27 AM (zc3Db)

378 83
Heyooooo, Horde!



Just in case Brent is around is needs to know who we pissed off
today...I pissed off one of the owners of the karaoke bar over a
Facebook post I made. I wasn't complaining about work, but made an
observation that we had some great singers last night...some, not so
much. So she chewed me out on Messenger, saying that as a "public
figure" I should watch what I say. That was the tipping point, and as
for now, I'm off Facebook. I doubt I go back any time soon, if ever.



Probably shouldn't have written it, but I never, ever single any
singer out specifically, and it was sent to just a small sub-set of
people. Someone ratted on me.


when i do karaoke non smokers go out for a smoke i had a bartender friend call bs when i told her this so i talked her into going with me and mrs claw the next week to this day when i bring it up she laughs and tells me i was right

Posted by: jimmytheclaw at February 22, 2016 01:30 AM (vSsp0)

379 Man, slow-moving ONT tonight. But then it's Sunday night and people have to go back to work, so.

Anyway, thanks everyone for the great chat tonight! Happy work week, see you all tomorrow night. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 22, 2016 01:36 AM (ntObR)

380 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q533RHWKss

Goga Sekulic....

Rekord sam oborila...

Unless and until the Horde bow at her shapely feet, the Serbian turbo-folk will not stop

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 22, 2016 01:36 AM (lutOX)

381 Let me be clear on this; that animal is a duck.

Or is it a rabbit?

I'm not very clear on this.

Posted by: Hank at February 22, 2016 01:37 AM (bV27x)

382 ✔ Home
✔ Embeveraged
✔ Tired
✔ On the ONT
❒ Asleep

Working through my checklist.

Posted by: mindful webworker of the interwebs webworkers at February 22, 2016 01:39 AM (dGKUu)

383 382 Posted by: mindful webworker of the interwebs webworkers at February 22, 2016 01:39 AM (dGKUu)


I didn't see a pants status -- might have a demerit.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 22, 2016 01:42 AM (EzgxV)

384 #116 Skyraiders and Corsairs both shot down MiG-15's at low altitude in Korea, IIRC

Posted by: richard mcenroe at February 22, 2016 01:43 AM (Kucy5)

385 BTW, I saw the duck and the bunny simultaneously...

and I use both hands...

Posted by: mindful webworker - IYKWIMAITTYD at February 22, 2016 01:43 AM (dGKUu)

386 Two beers down and I'm tired. Tomorrow is my only day off.

'Night all.

Posted by: Blano at February 22, 2016 01:47 AM (3eoPa)

387 Oh, right..

⇓ Pants status

Posted by: mindful webworker - socks off, too at February 22, 2016 01:48 AM (dGKUu)

388 OMG, I KEELED THE THREAD!??!

Posted by: mindful webworker - threadicide at February 22, 2016 01:53 AM (dGKUu)

389 * goes off to bed to cry and feel guilty over the poor dead thread *

Posted by: mindful webworker - z,z,z,z... z at February 22, 2016 01:56 AM (dGKUu)

390 New Emerson poll, Mass. first since last Nov, details tomorrow, BUT Trump at 50%

Ah hahaha

Posted by: Trotsky w/a thesis in his headwound at February 22, 2016 01:57 AM (Y4Gwv)

391 Taking the Budget Bus: A Tale in Three Tweets

To this instant I cannot figure out how Twitter works. No matter what I do, or how many clicks I click on the chain of Twitter-clicks, I can never get to the point of "seeing the content" -- all I ever seem capable of perceiving is people tweeting about the original content, or describing it, or linking to something that purports to be it, but is instead yet more tweets about whatever it is that everyone is tweeting about.

I assume -- I can only imagine that it must be the case -- that everyone else can see what is under discussion (" the greatest 3-tweet story in the history of Twitter"), but for the life of me I don't know via what mechanism they are able to see it, nor what I am doing (and have always done) wrong.

It can be frustrating to be taunted with "this is the greatest [thing ever]!", yet it always remains tantalizingly just out of reach. I'm not on Twitter, but as far as I can tell, they've pre-emptively banned me anyway!

Posted by: zombie at February 22, 2016 01:58 AM (jBuUi)

392 Apparently there was pop-culture news as a result of the the walking dead.



Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 22, 2016 02:04 AM (AA6QE)

393 Posted by: zombie at February 22, 2016 01:58 AM (jBuUi)

I think the "three tweets" are the three pictures you see in the post, above, detailing the incident with the bus catching on fire.

The idiot crowing about this being the greatest twitter series ever is just an imbecile. I don't know who he is and couldn't care less what he thinks about anything. He's obviously retarded. Maybe a megabus ran over his dog or something?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 22, 2016 02:05 AM (zc3Db)

394 391
Taking the Budget Bus: A Tale in Three Tweets



To this instant I cannot figure out how Twitter works. No matter
what I do, or how many clicks I click on the chain of Twitter-clicks, I
can never get to the point of "seeing the content" -- all I ever seem
capable of perceiving is people tweeting about the original
content, or describing it, or linking to something that purports to be
it, but is instead yet more tweets about whatever it is that everyone is
tweeting about.



I assume -- I can only imagine that it must be the case --
that everyone else can see what is under discussion (" the greatest
3-tweet story in the history of Twitter"), but for the life of me I
don't know via what mechanism they are able to see it, nor what I am
doing (and have always done) wrong.



It can be frustrating to be taunted with "this is the greatest
[thing ever]!", yet it always remains tantalizingly just out of reach.
I'm not on Twitter, but as far as I can tell, they've pre-emptively
banned me anyway!

Posted by: zombie at February 22, 2016 01:58 AM (jBuUi)


Screw 'em -- they weren't "all that" even when they were popular, and now they want to be a leftist echo-chamber. It's going to be LGF, if LGF were a public company.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 22, 2016 02:08 AM (EzgxV)

395 348 There's a 1931 Maltese Falcon, with a pretty hard-edged Spade, so it's not all Bogart. It has the delightfully Hispanic Ricardo Cortez (Jacob Krantz). "Pre-Code." It goes ahead and calls a "gunsel" a "boyfriend," cuz that's what that means.

The earlier version has its points, Bebe Daniels makes a very hot Brigid O'Shaughnessy and Dwight Frye, who played Renfield in the original Dracula, is good as Wilmer. But Cortez is no match for Bogart. Not to mention no Lorre or Greenstreet.

Posted by: FOAF at February 22, 2016 02:13 AM (p0JMG)

396 I just want to get on twitter to see how fast they ban me.

Posted by: Jean at February 22, 2016 02:19 AM (cXiMR)

397 @jtre33 4h
Rick did it for Black History Month

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 22, 2016 02:26 AM (AA6QE)

398 cth, I bet the old pony tail applied for seat on their little star chamber.

Posted by: Jean at February 22, 2016 02:30 AM (cXiMR)

399 Let me be clear on this; that animal is a duck.

Or is it a rabbit?

I'm not very clear on this.

Posted by: Hank at February 22, 2016 01:37 AM (bV27x)


Throw it in the river. If its ass is watertight, it will float, and is therefore a duck. If its ass is not watertight, it will sink, and is therefore a rabbit. Science!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 22, 2016 02:33 AM (afR/C)

400 What series of do you think will get me banned quicker

1. Advocating landmines on the border
2. Saying "I am Racist" to the mirror in the morning, and feeling good.
3. End Withholding

Posted by: Jean at February 22, 2016 02:35 AM (cXiMR)

401 [/393 Posted by: zombie at February 22, 2016 01:58 AM (jBuUi)

I think the "three tweets" are the three pictures you see in the post, above, detailing the incident with the bus catching on fire.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair


????

What pictures?

I can't see pictures on Twitter (never have been able to). That's the whole point. If I could see the pictures, I wouldn't be mystified!

Posted by: zombie at February 22, 2016 02:44 AM (jBuUi)

402 400
What series of do you think will get me banned quicker

1. Advocating landmines on the border
2. Saying "I am Racist" to the mirror in the morning, and feeling good.
3. End Withholding


Posted by: Jean at February 22, 2016 02:35 AM (cXiMR)


4. If you can't recite the Pledge of Alliegance, you get bussed to the border and dumped.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 22, 2016 02:47 AM (EzgxV)

403 ????

What pictures?

I can't see pictures on Twitter (never have been able to). That's the whole point. If I could see the pictures, I wouldn't be mystified!

Posted by: zombie at February 22, 2016 02:44 AM (jBuUi)


Above, on THIS thread, in the main post. The pictures of the megabus right under the buttmuncher's tweet that Maet posted at the top. Those three pictures, I believe, are the three previous tweets that Josh Jordan is referring to.

I might be wrong but that's how I took it. I didn't bother to go hunting through twitter.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 22, 2016 02:52 AM (zc3Db)

404 Since someone asked, I clicked around until I found out who is doing Wizard of Id these days. It's credited to "Parker and Hart", the original creators.

I found this:

In 1987 Parker asked his son Jeff to join him in the studio to work on Wizard of Id.
Nicola Hodge (later to become Jeff's wife) came on board in 1991,
bringing her skills as an illustrator and computer graphics designer.
The two worked with Brant Parker in his studio until 1997 when he
retired from drawing the strip full time. Jeff worked with Johnny Hart
for the following ten years, until Hart's death in 2007. Jeff and his
wife continue the strip in collaboration with the Hart family.

So it's son-of-Parker, son-of-Parker's wife, and unspecified-family-of-Hart these days.

Posted by: mr_jack at February 22, 2016 02:57 AM (M59SC)

405 Israel shd shoot to kill all terrorists, destroy their family's homes, and ban the from Israel or the west bank.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 22, 2016 02:59 AM (iQIUe)

406 I'd be careful about opening pictures on twitter. Viewing them from the sandbox that is your web browser should be ok; but if you open them natively ... all kinds on unpleasantness could lurk within or more likely some rootkit from Twitter themselves.

Posted by: Jean at February 22, 2016 03:00 AM (cXiMR)

407 Hmm they dont like one time emails addresses, bitches

Posted by: Jean at February 22, 2016 03:02 AM (cXiMR)

408 404
Since someone asked, I clicked around until I found out who is doing
Wizard of Id these days. It's credited to "Parker and Hart", the
original creators.

I found this:

In 1987 Parker asked his son Jeff to join him in the studio to work on Wizard of Id.

Nicola Hodge (later to become Jeff's wife) came on board in 1991,

bringing her skills as an illustrator and computer graphics designer.

The two worked with Brant Parker in his studio until 1997 when he

retired from drawing the strip full time. Jeff worked with Johnny Hart

for the following ten years, until Hart's death in 2007. Jeff and his

wife continue the strip in collaboration with the Hart family.

So it's son-of-Parker, son-of-Parker's wife, and unspecified-family-of-Hart these days.


Posted by: mr_jack at February 22, 2016 02:57 AM (M59SC)


Johnny Hart also ran the strip "B.C."

Thanks for the info. I'm glad they kept it in the family, but sorry they lost out on the widespread distribution. Then, again, a lot of that was newspapers going foom.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 22, 2016 03:05 AM (EzgxV)

409 Above, on THIS thread, in the main post. The pictures of the megabus right under the buttmuncher's tweet that Maet posted at the top. Those three pictures, I believe, are the three previous tweets that Josh Jordan is referring to.

I might be wrong but that's how I took it. I didn't bother to go hunting through twitter.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair


Ehhhhhhhhh, I'm too apathetic to even be confused at this stage of the game. Anything involving Twitter, I simply don't understand.

I'm hoping they go bankrupt (or become unpopular and irrelevant) soon so I can skip the whole phase of even trying to grasp what twitter is and how it works. I can then concentrate on trying to learn whatever fad/format/thingamajig that replaces it.

I did that with music. Went straight from vinyl to mp3, completely skipping over the CD phase of history. Never owned a CD, nor a CD player. I stuck with records stubbornly, convinced that CDs were doomed to be just a brief passing phase of history despite being promoted as eternal and inevitable.

When Napster came along I was overjoyed, because my "hold out" status had paid off, and I was proven right. By now, the very thought of a "CD" is bizarre and embarrassing.

Posted by: zombie at February 22, 2016 03:11 AM (jBuUi)

410 I see a bus catching fire and a duck that turns into a rabbit.

Twitter is a nothing wrapped in a void so a bus catching fire probably is the most interesting thing that ever happened on it.

Posted by: eleven at February 22, 2016 03:13 AM (qUNWi)

411 This is the disturbing moment a 11 year old boy kneeled down to kiss his father's hand before blowing himself up in a truck laden with explosives.

https://goo.gl/1udfPu

Why would you use your 11 year old son? Are they losing? Or do they really not give a fk about anyone including their own kids?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 22, 2016 03:16 AM (iQIUe)

412 That picture reminds me of the old:

"Duck Season!!!"
"Rabbit Season!!!"
...

routine by Daffy and Bugs.

Posted by: mpthompson at February 22, 2016 03:25 AM (I/SRC)

413 Not too late out here on the lefty coast.....

It was too late last night on the ONT, so I'll just chime in on a last night topic.

Anna Puma was commenting on how crappy we are in Aerospace today cause we take so much time designing, building, and flying new airplanes, using the YF-16 as an example.

There are 2 reasons for this:
1) The absolute biggest reason is digital flight controls, and their software development. It is a rigorously structured process, so the design, code, test, and final integration tests take a God Awful long time, compared to the old analog flight control systems of YF-16, YF-17, F-117, as examples. Of course older than that, and you're back to pure mechanical/hydro-mechanical.

2) if you want to fly in as short a time as possible, use an off-the-shelf propulsion system. Concurrent engine and airplane projects take lots longer, more interfaces to work out and argue about.

Also, someone was griping about F-35 using fuel to cool avionics. The fuel is in closed lines, and liquids can handle more heat transfer than air can. A very good example are engine FADEC computers. They are all fuel cooled, and they are mounted right on the side of the HOT engine. Engine companies scream when airframe engineers suggest mounting FADECs in a (slightly) cooler part of the airplane. FADECs are matched to a given s/n engine, with specific tuning constants and such, so they don't want to leave the possibility of and engine and FADEC getting separated from each other.

Posted by: Jimmy Doolittle at February 22, 2016 03:26 AM (ikTZX)

414 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-PFWBzrbs8 RIP

Posted by: cthulhu at February 22, 2016 03:57 AM (EzgxV)

415 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ln9T76ieaA RIP

Posted by: cthulhu at February 22, 2016 04:11 AM (EzgxV)

416 He's dead, Jim.

Posted by: Jimmy Doolittle at February 22, 2016 04:47 AM (ikTZX)

417 RE: 5 reasons Bush failed

There are only two:


#1: He was an amnesty loving RINO and had other liberal tendencies.


#2: People are sick of the Bushes.


He never had a chance and never should have entered the race.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 05:10 AM (t2KH5)

418 Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 05:10 AM (t2KH5)


Nailed it.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at February 22, 2016 05:16 AM (J+mig)

419 Nailed it.


Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at February 22, 2016 05:16 AM (J+mig)

Some people tend to over-analyze when the real answers are simple. But the elite also do not want to admit that none of the base in the Republican Party want amnesty. They totally ignore why a liberal like Trump took off.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 05:26 AM (t2KH5)

420 Good morning Horde.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at February 22, 2016 05:28 AM (Y2VBD)

421 Or maybe on second thought their real bosses in the industry want amnesty and the party elite don't give a shit what the base wants. For decades they have been shitting on the base and getting away with it because we always vote for them because it was the lesser of two evils. After Romney a bunch of us said no more.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 05:34 AM (t2KH5)

422 Or do they really not give a fk about anyone including their own kids?

Muzzies welcome death. To die a martyr is their highest calling. It assures them their 72 virgins and all that, and a special, favored place alongside their Perfect Man (Piss Be Upon Him.) It's such a twisted culture that a Muzzie parent sending their kid to martyrdom is Parent of the Year.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 22, 2016 05:42 AM (HMt16)

423 Yo Peeps!

Posted by: fluffy at February 22, 2016 05:50 AM (AfsKp)

424 Another late day

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 06:04 AM (t2KH5)

425 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2016 06:13 AM (ptqRm)

426 Twitter is silencing conservative voices in an election year for the
same reason Lois Lerner ordered a crackdown on conservative
not-for-profits in an election year. It's an orchestrated suppression
technique. We'll see more soon.


If you ever wondered what Stalin would have done if the internet was around back then...wonder no more.

Posted by: Paladin at February 22, 2016 06:15 AM (yjbVf)

427 I'll give it a few more minutes and then post here if the day thread isn't up yet

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 06:17 AM (t2KH5)

428 As I aid yesterday when covered Twitter's BS. Social Media has never been your friend.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 06:18 AM (t2KH5)

429 Some people tend to over-analyze when the real
answers are simple. But the elite also do not want to admit that none of
the base in the Republican Party want amnesty. They totally ignore why a
liberal like Trump took off.


Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 05:26 AM (t2KH5)


They trivialize the momentous and complicate the obvious because they can't admit that they're wrong.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at February 22, 2016 06:21 AM (J+mig)

430 Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 05:34 AM (t2KH5)

The problem with this election cycle is that Trump will be the Republican Party's excuse for not winning.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 22, 2016 06:22 AM (Zu3d9)

431 Wait a minute. Here I was thinking it was after 7, looking at clock wrong its only 6:24

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 06:23 AM (t2KH5)

432 >>> Here I was thinking it was after 7, looking at clock wrong its only 6:24

Where is all this daylight coming from at this hour?

Posted by: fluffy at February 22, 2016 06:24 AM (AfsKp)

433 430
The problem with this election cycle is that Trump will be the Republican Party's excuse for not winning.




Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 22, 2016 06:22 AM (Zu3d9)

I think that unless the Republican candidate does something really stupid the Dems will get slaughtered by any candidate we throw up there.

They have two candidates, and acknowledged commie and and felon unacknowledged commie.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 06:25 AM (t2KH5)

434 If the Republicans lose it will be because a shit ton of them stay at home after the way the elites behaved after the last election.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 06:26 AM (t2KH5)

435 "But the elite also do not want to admit that none of
the base in the Republican Party want amnesty"

As someone said the other day, Trump could put puppies in a blender in the Oval Office on live tv.

And as long as he builds the wall, slows illegal immigration, and pauses the Syrian influx.......

No-one would care.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 22, 2016 06:26 AM (ptqRm)

436 Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 06:25 AM (t2KH5)

Vic....it's the REPUBLICAN PARTY!

They can fuck up a wet dream.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 22, 2016 06:30 AM (Zu3d9)

437 On the Bernie Sanders supporters yelling "English Only" I can only say "GOOD!" Tepid Air said it was a heavily immigrant crowd. If they were citizens they should learn English. If immigrants, what are they doing at a campaign rally?

Posted by: WOPR at February 22, 2016 06:38 AM (LTDSy)

438 I saw Geyser of Excrement open for PIL in '82.

Posted by: Xavier at February 22, 2016 06:43 AM (gYX7d)

439 Good morning!

Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 22, 2016 06:48 AM (u82oZ)

440 Also, I would be willing to let all of the current illegals get naturalized for the following:

1. wall
2. actually enforced internal controls
3. end birthright citizenship
4. All non-English broadcast stations banned in the US, all gov't materials must be in English, and all candidates must use English at all times on the campaign trail.

The last must pass SCOTUS muster before anyone gets a green card.

Posted by: WOPR at February 22, 2016 06:49 AM (LTDSy)

441 >>> 4. All non-English broadcast stations banned in the US, all gov't materials must be in English, and all candidates must use English at all times on the campaign trail.

I agree the government should be in English only. You should be free to use any language you want, including radio broadcast.

We as a society need to be more demanding that outsiders coming here strive to assimilate to the country they chose to live in.

We need to be confident in our cultural superiority. We put men on the moon. Get back to us we your country achieves lunar orbit.

Posted by: fluffy at February 22, 2016 06:59 AM (AfsKp)

442

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 22, 2016 07:05 AM (HSmrB)

443 I wonder ... and I have no idea - I just wonder ...

... how much of this current "self-loathing" of traditional America by progressive Americans got it's start as some kind anti-Nationalism reaction to Nazi Germany post-WW II ?

Random thought.

Posted by: Irony at February 22, 2016 07:05 AM (qmMG2)

444 I was a roadie for Geyser of Excrement and those boys really stunk up the joint.

Posted by: DJ Jazzy Mel at February 22, 2016 07:07 AM (22uju)

445


Huma,, Alka-Seltzer.... NOW!!!

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at February 22, 2016 07:08 AM (HSmrB)

446 >>>Ugly but that's what you get when you attempt a demographic transformation of a country against the wishes of its citizens.

Please, the only thing ugly about this is that the migrant bus was not turned away, and that police and firefighters did not side with the protesters. THAT'S what needs to happen.

What's ugly is a government waging war against its own citizens.

Posted by: angela urkel at February 22, 2016 07:16 AM (IDHFk)

447 Hillary is your friend. Failure to recognize this is punishable by imprisonment. Uhhhh, I mean it is punishable by twitter suspension. For now.


Posted by: Anita Sarkeesian Does My Brown Shirt Make My Tits Look Bigger? at February 22, 2016 07:16 AM (TxJGV)

448 Huma, bring me my scissors...NOW!!!

Posted by: Hillary "Butch" Clinton at February 22, 2016 07:17 AM (22uju)

449 Well here goes

Good Morning Morons. Today is Monday, February 22, 2016. On this day in 1819 the Adams-Onís Treaty was made in which Spain agreed to sell Florida to the United States for five million U.S. dollars ($78M today) and the settlement of the boundary between the US and New Spain (Mexico). The $5M was not to be paid to Spain but was to be used to pay American citizens' legal claims against Spain.


Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 07:20 AM (t2KH5)

450 In another great diplomatic triumph Obama tried to negotiate in secret with the Norks before their latest nuclear test. They pulled his shorts up over his head, laughed at him, and did the test anyway.


http://tinyurl.com/hbtwuz

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 07:20 AM (t2KH5)

451 In another great triumph mule face thought he had negotiated a cease fire with ISIS in Syria. Where upon they exploded major bombs in two Syrian cities killing 130 people. You can not negotiate with terrorists, especially when they think you are a wuss.


http://tinyurl.com/j4xeqd9

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 07:20 AM (t2KH5)

452 Trump expressed optimism on Meet The Mess Sunday. The next primary is Feb 23 (tomorrow) in NV.


http://tinyurl.com/zu6gmpw

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 07:21 AM (t2KH5)

453 The Kalamazoo Krazy who shot all those people was an Uber driver and he had a lot of rides that night.


http://tinyurl.com/h9d97yt

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 07:21 AM (t2KH5)

454 Idiots in MA plan to establish a colony of timber rattlers on Mt Zion Island just off their coast. And yes the island is connected to the mainline by a dirt road. I propose nearby residents establish a colony of brown recluse spiders in their State House and maybe a colony of fire ants near their parking lot.


http://tinyurl.com/zgtkcca

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 07:21 AM (t2KH5)

455 Retired cops in NY are not happy with Suffolk County putting up a BLM thug poster in their court house.


http://tinyurl.com/hay5z2w

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 07:22 AM (t2KH5)

456 In another diplomatic effort the Choom King had a talk with the nation's governors at a meeting to try to negotiate "working together". This is the same asshole who used terms like "I won" and "I have a pen and phone". I predict these diplomatic efforts will have about the same success as the one with the Norks.


http://tinyurl.com/hrdzjj4

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 07:22 AM (t2KH5)

457 Another town has major water problems and the reason is the same as the one in Flint, corrupt and incompetent city officials. Flint is ran exclusively by Democrats, Crystal City, TX is ran exclusively by Hispanics. Right now it is being run by nobody since the Mayor all of the city council but one person are in jail.


http://tinyurl.com/z6hcjol

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 07:22 AM (t2KH5)

458 The commie pope now wants to abolish the death penalty.


http://tinyurl.com/jawjaut

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 07:22 AM (t2KH5)

459 Another Scankles lie and hypocrisy noted from the WaEx:

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton's charge that corporate CEOs earn 300 times more than their workers isn't just wrong. It hides another very real wage gap: She earns more in just one speech than the average American CEO in a year.


I do hope that whoever winds up getting the Republican nod whips her ass with this kind of shit. When you make the cornerstone of your campaign a play on class warfare it would behoove you to not be rich yourself. Of course we all know she is not really being paid just for those short "speeches".


http://tinyurl.com/zl36ez5

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 07:22 AM (t2KH5)

460 The establishment has pumped $220M in the campaigns to try and unseat Trump and Cruz. The public just ain't buying it though. It appears the general public is much like the Morons, they have had a bellyful of the establishment.


http://tinyurl.com/h789hbg

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 07:23 AM (t2KH5)

461 Drudge mocks the RNCe over the current delegate count.


http://tinyurl.com/h3o48xt

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 07:23 AM (t2KH5)

462 'shitforbrains is messing with the banks again. He is bound and determined to get us deeper in the current depression. He really is trying to be just like FDR economically.


http://tinyurl.com/zk5tzha

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 07:23 AM (t2KH5)

463 I hope Merkel is aware of the shit storm she has created in her country. Here a crowd not only cheers a migrant hostel burning to the ground but they tried to stop the fire fighters from putting out the fire. I would say O'crapweasel should take note of this too but it would be a waste of time. He is too stupid to take note of anything.


http://tinyurl.com/hrtt87w

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 07:23 AM (t2KH5)

464 BLM scheduled a meeting at a Nashville library to discuss racism. When they stated only blacks would be able to attend the library cancelled their permission to hold the meeting at the library based on their racism policy. The irony was lost on the agitator thugs.


http://tinyurl.com/hazvv55

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 07:24 AM (t2KH5)

465 Remember when the Liar'n Chief said he couldn't go to Scalia's funeral because he was busy reviewing SCOTUS nominees? One wonders how many he reviewed on the golf course.


http://tinyurl.com/z2lznzh

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 07:24 AM (t2KH5)

466 Trump steps in it again. On Meet The Mess he defended Planned Parenthood.


http://tinyurl.com/hngsl93

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 07:24 AM (t2KH5)

467 Jebbie The Hutt's money men (establishment) are flocking to the Rube now.


http://tinyurl.com/j75flyh

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 07:25 AM (t2KH5)

468 uzzies are casing synagogues in Miami. Of course the DOJ has been told hands off.


http://tinyurl.com/go8van5

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 07:25 AM (t2KH5)

469 Rahm Emanuel's money men are donating millions to an anti-Trump pac.


http://tinyurl.com/zex7z6m

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 07:25 AM (t2KH5)

470 Kasich has decided to give up on NV. He should give up on everything and get out of the race. He never should have got in it anyway.


http://tinyurl.com/zltvfbo

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 07:25 AM (t2KH5)

471 I predict these diplomatic efforts will have about the same success as the one with the Norks. Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 07:22 AM

Have to disagree, Vic. There are several states with governors who are riders of the Choom Train (CA, OR, WA for example). And there are plenty of "moderates" (like alleged Republican Chaaaaahhhhlie Bakuh here in MA) who will go along to get along.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 22, 2016 07:26 AM (D+xyy)

472 SC exit polls.


http://tinyurl.com/hqtactq

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 07:26 AM (t2KH5)

473 The Daily Deals


http://tinyurl.com/z8bggyf


That's it for today folks.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 07:26 AM (t2KH5)

474 Morning horde.

This work thing is getting in the way of my protesting.

I demand a safe space!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at February 22, 2016 07:26 AM (/dMOd)

475 I demand a floating safe space!

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 22, 2016 07:29 AM (oVJmc)

476 471 Have to disagree, Vic. There are several states with
governors who are riders of the Choom Train (CA, OR, WA for example).
And there are plenty of "moderates" (like alleged Republican
Chaaaaahhhhlie Bakuh here in MA) who will go along to get along.


Posted by: MrScribbler at February 22, 2016 07:26 AM (D+xyy)

Oh, he will get a few of those States because they are ALREADY cooperating with him. The rest of the State will simply ignore him

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 07:30 AM (t2KH5)

477 Why didn't the German fire depth hand out leaflets saying "Please don't burn down migrant shelters" and then let it burn to the ground. Then the German media could do its job by not reporting on it.

Posted by: angela urkel at February 22, 2016 07:31 AM (IDHFk)

478 Vic,

The non commie Pope John Paul II was also opposed to the death penalty:

In his encyclical "Evangelium Vitae" (The Gospel of Life) issued March 25, 1995 after four years of consultations with the world's Roman Catholic bishops, John Paul II wrote that execution is only appropriate "in cases of absolute necessity, in other words, when it would not be possible otherwise to defend society.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2016 07:31 AM (w4NZ8)

479 Kasich wants the Ohio delegates so he can play Mr. Bigsh*t in Cleveland.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at February 22, 2016 07:33 AM (rnH8X)

480 478 The non commie Pope John Paul II was also opposed to the death penalty:



In his encyclical "Evangelium Vitae" (The Gospel of Life) issued
March 25, 1995 after four years of consultations with the world's Roman
Catholic bishops, John Paul II wrote that execution is only appropriate
"in cases of absolute necessity, in other words, when it would not be
possible otherwise to defend society.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 22, 2016 07:31 AM (w4NZ

I call him the commie pope because of all his other crap. I really don't care that he is opposed to the death penalty.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 07:33 AM (t2KH5)

481 Just to clarify, while there may have been an analog fly by wire system used some time in the past, but starting with the YF-16 onward, the fly by wire systems were all digital, not analog. They can trace their history back to the early 1970s and a Vought F-8 Crusader fighter that was used to develop the original "digital fly-by-wire" (this was even painted on the side of the plane) control systems, used from the F-16 onwards, and also included the Space Shuttle.

Oh, and FADEC stands for "Full Authority Digital Engine Control", similar to the ECU modules used on the engines of modern cars. Essentially a computer that controls the engine.

Posted by: The Oort Cloud - Source of all SMODs at February 22, 2016 07:33 AM (2Bjv9)

482 nood, Ben Dump

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 07:41 AM (t2KH5)

483 On the Bernie Sanders supporters yelling "English Only" I can only say "GOOD!" Tepid Air said it was a heavily immigrant crowd. If they were citizens they should learn English. If immigrants, what are they doing at a campaign rally?
Posted by: WOPR at February 22, 2016 06:38 AM (LTDSy)

Read somewhere (WZ?) that the Bernie supporters were upset that a neutral translator was to be chosen. The organizers chose a Clinton supporter for translation. This the booing.

Sad that a translator was needed period.

Posted by: Golfman at February 22, 2016 07:43 AM (6dxOB)

484 453 The Kalamazoo Krazy who shot all those people was an Uber driver and he had a lot of rides that night.

http://tinyurl.com/h9d97yt
Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 07:21 AM (t2KH5)


Bullsiht. There was a meat-eating super assassin in the car.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0369339/quotes?item=qt0416470

Posted by: Det. Fanning at February 22, 2016 08:00 AM (mIQJh)

485 I hope Merkel is aware of the shit storm she has
created in her country. Here a crowd not only cheers a migrant hostel
burning to the ground but they tried to stop the fire fighters from
putting out the fire. I would say O'crapweasel should take note of this
too but it would be a waste of time. He is too stupid to take note of
anything.


http://tinyurl.com/hrtt87w



Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 22, 2016 07:23 AM (t2KH5)


It's not her own country.... Merkel is Polish.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 22, 2016 08:41 AM (NPofj)

486 Ah, the rabbit/duck thing is a bit screwed up. That is a seagull, not a duck.

Posted by: Butternut at February 22, 2016 08:57 AM (E8Ak3)

487 Bernie supporters yelling "Speak English" right before a vote. Wasn't there a case back in 2008 when a bunch of people yelled "get back in the kitchen" at HRC when Obama was surging. Seems like her opponents' supporters have a bad habit of doing that at inopportune times. I'm sure it's just a coincidence, though.

And if Twitter is banning Conservatives, then why doesn't everyone just get off Twitter.

Posted by: Thunder Man Dajerle at February 22, 2016 11:28 AM (bPKsO)

488 When I look at that ambiguous image, I think: Amber Ale!

http://www.duckrabbitbrewery.com/

Posted by: Molon Labe at February 22, 2016 12:32 PM (BdoSp)

489 Hey Oort Cloud,

Thanks for the response, but I was in the midst of it with the F-117. We used the F-16 flight control system, and it was analog. The digital FCS's came later, and yes, the first was the digital fly by wire F-8, at Dryden, IIRC.

Posted by: Jimmy Doolittle at February 22, 2016 07:08 PM (0v8cH)

490 Besides, consider the state of the art of digital computers back in 1974. They could not handle the response time required of a flight control system, particularly for unstable birds, where time to double could be 0.10 seconds. It took several years before we got to clock speeds of even 60 hz.

Posted by: Jimmy Doolittle at February 22, 2016 07:26 PM (0v8cH)

491 http://www.f-16.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6605

F-16 digital flight control system came in with Block 40. All the previous were analog.

Fly-by-wire does not equal digital. Although, today, analog is obsolete. Too bad, they were fun to play with.

And yes, I love commenting on dead threads. The AoS lifestyle doesn't fit a West Coast Night Owl.

Posted by: Jimmy Doolittle at February 22, 2016 08:19 PM (0v8cH)

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