Open Thread


Frederick Edwin Church, "The Evening Star" (1859)

Posted by: rdbrewer at 10:55 AM




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1 First?

Posted by: Beer Ninja at February 29, 2016 10:56 AM (KBjNt)

2 Gimme your taxes
And free my bills
Need my private jets
And designer pills
Just grift away...

Posted by: Hillary at February 29, 2016 10:56 AM (wx6iv)

3 Looks like where I had my canoe mishap.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at February 29, 2016 10:57 AM (KBjNt)

4 As the sun slowly sets on Dondi's campaign....

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 29, 2016 10:58 AM (D+xyy)

5 Kinda expect Snoopy's brother Spike to be drawn in somewhere.

Posted by: Bigby's Punchbug Blue at February 29, 2016 10:58 AM (3ZtZW)

6 That's no star.

Posted by: Obi-Wan Kenobi at February 29, 2016 10:59 AM (sl+zA)

7 Top 10.

Head is getting stuffy. Uh oh.

Posted by: Weasel at February 29, 2016 10:59 AM (6xtq3)

8 Evening star of planet?

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 29, 2016 10:59 AM (t2KH5)

9 Frederick Edwin Church, "The Evening Star"



That's Uranus!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 29, 2016 10:59 AM (+058L)

10 zombies climbing out of the acid rain lake

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 29, 2016 10:59 AM (0O7c5)

11 of = or

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 29, 2016 11:00 AM (t2KH5)

12 That boat ramp is kinda steep.

Posted by: huerfano at February 29, 2016 11:00 AM (NSb9d)

13 That's no star - it's Uranus!

Posted by: Weasel at February 29, 2016 11:01 AM (6xtq3)

14 I read about it in The Evening Star.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 29, 2016 11:01 AM (FkBIv)

15 Uranus? They don't even know us!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 29, 2016 11:01 AM (kTF2Z)

16 Evening star of planet? Posted by: Vic-we have no party at February 29, 2016 10:59 AM

It's the ISS!

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 29, 2016 11:01 AM (D+xyy)

17 They must have had a big sale on dark brown and red paint at Hobby Lobby.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 29, 2016 11:01 AM (sl+zA)

18 That's not a star. It's SMOD sitting out there laughing at us.

Posted by: Soona at February 29, 2016 11:01 AM (Fmupd)

19 Really like this one. Enough realism and enough artistry to make a relaxing whole.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 29, 2016 11:02 AM (MIKMs)

20 It's in-fuck-buckling-comprehensible to me that a group of dyed-in-the-wool conservatives who held their noses and voted for McCain and Romney, two squish ring-kissers who never promised to do anything conservative or even disruptive, who are well known RINOs, and who most importantly never even sniffed a 5 point lead in their races against a lying creampuff narcissist, are willing to throw up their hands and start whinging about Hillary's inevitability in FEBRUARY because they don't care for Trump's pronunciation of "China."

Don't even try to pretend that true-blue conservative opposition to Trump isn't aesthetic. Liberals are not the only self-appointed intellectuals guilty of vanity in this epoch of American culture.

It's politics, boys and girls. You do unsavory things in pursuit of the least bad outcome. Good lord.



AOSHQ - come for the hidden sniper paintings , stay for teh poetry.

Posted by: Mortimer at February 29, 2016 11:02 AM (ATy0Q)

21 THE evening star? You would think that in 1859 you would be able to see more than one.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 29, 2016 11:03 AM (sl+zA)

22 They must have had a big sale on dark brown and red paint at Hobby Lobby.



1859? Ye Olde Hobby Lobby.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 29, 2016 11:03 AM (+058L)

23 Hey, can y'all try to keep in down, the lady and I were out late last night.

Posted by: IP - hungover and tired at February 29, 2016 11:03 AM (aQQbl)

24 I'm open to trashing on Rubio the Liar who now says he never intended for the Gang of 8 bill to pass.

Dja catch the NY Times article linked on Drudge yesterday about how he lobbied major media to play nice with the bill so it could get passed? It's in the sidebar, too.

Posted by: iforgot at February 29, 2016 11:03 AM (pC96u)

25
Game of Thrones - Season 5 Bluray Histories and Lore extra:

Chronicles the downfall of the Mad King Aerys II Targaryen and Robert's Rebellion, as narrated by Barristan Selmy (Ian McElhinney)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpt-XEnhzJ4

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 29, 2016 11:04 AM (kdS6q)

26 Star?

Who gives a shit about that with the raging inferno going on just over the mountains?! We're all gonna die! We're all gonna die!

Posted by: Smokey the Bear at February 29, 2016 11:04 AM (H9MG5)

27 That is not the same as touch back amnesty. Whether one believes him or not is another matter. Sessions has said Trump is strongest on trade, though he also liked Cruz on border control. Sessions is a serious guy. He knows we have to win. I doubt he'd endorse Trump without having conviction he would follow through. And if we lose on that issue, we become socialist globalized serfs, having lost traditional America.

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/positions/immigration-reform

As I have posted before on here, USA immigration laws permit those who enter the country illegally or overstay their visa, to be deported and then after a five year waiting period, can reapply for entry. Those are laws currently on the books that so many do not know about or do not want to know about, because it doesn't fit the meme of deporting illegals means they are sentenced to a life of starvation, death, etc. in their home country.

Posted by: Jen the original at February 29, 2016 11:04 AM (dErES)

28 STFU, Rubio.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 29, 2016 11:04 AM (NOIQH)

29 So, it's an open thread.





AoSHQ crossed with Triumph the Insult Dog.


Discuss?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 29, 2016 11:06 AM (ptqRm)

30 Don't even try to pretend that true-blue conservative opposition to Trump isn't aesthetic. Liberals are not the only self-appointed intellectuals guilty of vanity in this epoch of American culture.


I guess I'll live with my vanity... and principles. I'm going to vote Cruz in the general. If I HAVE to vote Trump when the show comes around, I will. However until then, I still have my druthers on the ballot, and I will vote for him.

Posted by: gapoz at February 29, 2016 11:06 AM (thyJJ)

31 I want to thank Presdent Obama for telling those idiot oil companies to lower the price of gas to help everyone. When Bush was Presdent he did not care about us because only the oil companies making money were to profit. We hate to see you goes but we will still love you. Bush lied and should be put in jail before Presdent Oblama leave orifice.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at February 29, 2016 11:06 AM (KRuzk)

32 So Ed Morrisey wants everyone to know that if he were going to the MN Caucus that he'd be voting for Mario, but isn't since he's not? I'll be thinking of his pomposity when I vote for Cruz....

I think tomorrow might be interesting with regards to how well Trump holds up in caucus states that he hasn't really built any kind of org. The Trump supporters I know have no clue that there's a caucus tomorrow night and I'm doing my best to not wisen them up.

Posted by: DanInMN at February 29, 2016 11:06 AM (h5ffp)

33 Wanna bet they don't put two and two together.


http://tinyurl.com/znvgk9x


Kids don't respond as predicted when left alone with a gun

---

There were only 2 kids that did not pick up the gun or even seem interested.

They are the kids who have guns in their homes and whose parents say they have talked extensively about guns.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 29, 2016 11:06 AM (LdVxD)

34 Dja catch the NY Times article linked on Drudge
yesterday about how he lobbied major media to play nice with the bill so
it could get passed? It's in the sidebar, too.
Posted by: iforgot at February 29, 2016 11:03 AM


Even the NY Slimes missed out on Dondi getting the all-important Poppin' Fresh endorsement!

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 29, 2016 11:06 AM (D+xyy)

35 Posted by: Jen the original

Are you 'Empire of Jen' Jen?

Because I really miss that woman.

Posted by: Mortimer at February 29, 2016 11:07 AM (ATy0Q)

36 AoSHQ crossed with Triumph the Insult Dog.


Discuss?>>>

Does your dog puppet bite?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 29, 2016 11:07 AM (XtAzU)

37 Right before Gandalf starts fighting the Nazgul on Weathertop...

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 29, 2016 11:07 AM (659DL)

38 There's no obvious way to fish this one.

I guess I'd find the inlet and fish upstream from there unless there are rises here on the lake.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, looking for ways to use at February 29, 2016 11:07 AM (1xUj/)

39 I guess I'll live with my vanity... and principles.

*sniff*

Posted by: Mortimer at February 29, 2016 11:08 AM (ATy0Q)

40 Twinkle twinkle little Venus

... or less commonly Mercury, according to Wikipedia.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 29, 2016 11:08 AM (eUbDe)

41 The National Midnight Star

https://youtu.be/VbvvftwZbOo

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 29, 2016 11:08 AM (FkBIv)

42 Those are laws currently on the books that so many do not know about or do not want to know about

-
If a law tree falls in the enforcement, does it make a sound?

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 29, 2016 11:08 AM (Nwg0u)

43 AoSHQ crossed with Triumph the Insult Dog.


Discuss?>>>



Tesult? Mississippi Leg Hound.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 29, 2016 11:08 AM (+058L)

44 There are mirelurks in that lake.

Posted by: Global Warming made Hillary a crook at February 29, 2016 11:08 AM (Z+7WE)

45 That really is a very nice painting... for me to poop on.

Posted by: Triumph the Insult Comic Commenter at February 29, 2016 11:10 AM (H9MG5)

46 That's it, going back to bed. Some ruddy brown smudges do not make waking up any easier this morning, star or no star.
Can I request a nice bowl of fruit or possibly a lighthouse next time?

Posted by: IP - hungover and tired at February 29, 2016 11:12 AM (aQQbl)

47 *sniff*

Posted by: Mortimer at February 29, 2016 11:08 AM (ATy0Q)

If I don't work for what I want I guess I can't bitch when I don't get it. Nothing so wrong with that is there Mortimer? Is it terrible that I won't just go with the guy in the lead if that's not who I want to win? Thanks for that though. Bless your heart.

Posted by: gapoz at February 29, 2016 11:12 AM (thyJJ)

48 Can snipers skip one across the lake?

Posted by: Ducking behind boathouse at February 29, 2016 11:13 AM (DL2i+)

49 Hillary, that's a fantastic energy plan...for me to poop on! C'mere, I want to hump your leg. I Identify as a shin guard!

Posted by: Donal the insult comic candidate at February 29, 2016 11:13 AM (kTF2Z)

50 HEY IP, ARE YOU HUNGOVER?

How bout a greasy pork sandwich served in a dirty ashtray?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 29, 2016 11:15 AM (kTF2Z)

51 "Former Google executive Stephanie Hannon is the Clinton campaign's chief technology officer"

http://bit.ly/1FWIXar

Posted by: Feh at February 29, 2016 11:15 AM (mK/2j)

52 McAullife finalized the CCW reciprocity reversal on Friday. Good for him.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 29, 2016 11:15 AM (mEZce)

53
looks scary, like there is a bunch of rapey bears in there.

Posted by: leo dicraprio at February 29, 2016 11:16 AM (ODxAs)

54 38 There's no obvious way to fish this one.

I guess I'd find the inlet and fish upstream from there unless there are rises here on the lake.
Posted by: Bandersnatch, looking for ways to use at February 29, 2016 11:07 AM (1xUj/)

If your boat'll get me across I wouldn't mind hunting over there.

Posted by: 0302 at February 29, 2016 11:16 AM (wx6iv)

55 Wherever that is in the painting, it's happy hour. *hic*

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at February 29, 2016 11:16 AM (Dwehj)

56 Oh god... set me up with some runny eggs while you're at it too, eh Duke?

Posted by: IP - hungover and tired at February 29, 2016 11:17 AM (aQQbl)

57 I'm getting the sense that election fatigue is setting in.

Posted by: Soona at February 29, 2016 11:17 AM (Fmupd)

58 Caldera

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 29, 2016 11:17 AM (9mTYi)

59 That would look just great over my fireplace. Wrap it up, I'll take it.

Posted by: MTF at February 29, 2016 11:17 AM (TxJGV)

60 Are you 'Empire of Jen' Jen?

Because I really miss that woman.
Posted by: Mortimer at February 29, 2016 11:07 AM (ATy0Q)

Uh, no, LOL.

Posted by: Jen the original at February 29, 2016 11:17 AM (dErES)

61 Can snipers skip one across the lake?
Posted by: Ducking behind boathouse



Possibly. Because that's the only way a .22lr goes a mile.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 29, 2016 11:18 AM (+058L)

62 Mumm. Clear weather tomorrow.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 29, 2016 11:18 AM (xWW96)

63 AoSHQ crossed with Triumph the Insult Dog.

==

A COMMENT FOR ME TO POOP ON!

Posted by: Bigby's Punchbug Blue at February 29, 2016 11:18 AM (3ZtZW)

64 The snow has melted off of the pavement just in time for the next snow storm to arrive.

Yay.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - See The Outrage Outlet's specials in the weekly Firing Squad Circular! at February 29, 2016 11:18 AM (hLRSq)

65 Damn, another exercise in self-promotion Academy Awards ceremony and still no Al Qaeda/ISIS. WTF? C'mon, guys, step up to the plate!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 29, 2016 11:19 AM (oKE6c)

66 Bullets will skip off a SMOOTH water surface at the same angle as it strikes.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 29, 2016 11:19 AM (xWW96)

67 this painting is racist

Posted by: Feh at February 29, 2016 11:19 AM (mK/2j)

68 Posted by: gapoz at February 29, 2016 11:06 AM (thyJJ)

Based on context I'd guess the quote *was* talking about the general election, since I doubt many true-blue conservatives wanted McCain or Romney while voting in primaries.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 29, 2016 11:19 AM (GDulk)

69 Stop clock, twice a day.

Farrakhan says Hillary! is a wicked woman.

He got the wicked part right. I'm not so sure about the woman part. More like a virus.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 29, 2016 11:19 AM (Nwg0u)

70 20 AOSHQ - come for the hidden sniper paintings , stay for the poetry inanity.
Posted by: Mortimer at February 29, 2016 11:02 AM (ATy0Q)
-------------------------------------

FIFY.

Posted by: MTF at February 29, 2016 11:19 AM (TxJGV)

71 It was 60 degrees yesterday in NW IL. Expecting ice & snow tonight.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 29, 2016 11:20 AM (kTF2Z)

72
**scans comments**


No Trump bashing/Trump love postings and we're almost to seventy five???


WTF is going on up in heyah??? Its like I dont even know you people anymore....

Posted by: fixerupper at February 29, 2016 11:20 AM (8XRCm)

73 So, the thing about the Ed Morrissey endorsement I see is

1) He calls Gang of Eight a mistake, but that suggests Tunio wants to do anything substantive different, which Rubio refuses to enunciate

2) Ignores CASA, which to me is as big a deal if not moreso than Gang of Eight. At least you can plausibly think Rubio got pushed by leadership to go in on the Gang of Eight. You can't make that argument for CASA.

3) We should vote for the guy who has one fifth place finish and no first place finishes because he's the most "electable."

Posted by: Trump at February 29, 2016 11:20 AM (i+rDe)

74 Trump is an asshole.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 29, 2016 11:21 AM (xWW96)

75 Medal of Honor being awarded like candy now. We need to bring back the CMH.

Posted by: Soona at February 29, 2016 11:21 AM (Fmupd)

76 Old sock...

Posted by: Boone at February 29, 2016 11:21 AM (i+rDe)

77 Trump is an asshole.
Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 29, 2016 11:21 AM (xWW96)

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atta boy !!

Posted by: fixerupper at February 29, 2016 11:21 AM (8XRCm)

78 Hillary is an unindicted felon.

Posted by: Feh at February 29, 2016 11:21 AM (mK/2j)

79 The snow has melted off of the pavement just in time for the next snow storm to arrive.
Yay.
Posted by: *Mikey NTH - See The Outrage Outlet's specials in the weekly Firing Squad Circular! at February 29, 2016 11:18 AM (hLRSq)

Snow, huh?

*Draws red line along the 37th parallel on map titled "the search for Outrage Outlet HQ"*

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 29, 2016 11:21 AM (xuouz)

80
Happy Leap Day! whatever you do today doesn't count.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 29, 2016 11:22 AM (ODxAs)

81 What is acronym 'CASA'? Is that the one where Mario partnered with Gillibrand to deprive young men in college of their Constitutional rights?

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 29, 2016 11:22 AM (MIKMs)

82 I've arrived.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at February 29, 2016 11:22 AM (xuouz)

83 Wow, what a beautiful painting of Jeb's Cratered Lake.

Posted by: mrp at February 29, 2016 11:22 AM (JBggj)

84 Trumpio

Cruzio

Rubicruz

Rubitrump

Posted by: Feh at February 29, 2016 11:22 AM (mK/2j)

85 Medal of Honor being awarded like candy now. We need to bring back the CMH.
Posted by: Soona at February 29, 2016 11:21 AM (Fmupd)

----

Notice its being awarded mostly for saving other soldiers.

Audy Murphy probably wouldnt earn one today.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 29, 2016 11:22 AM (8XRCm)

86 I'm getting the sense that election fatigue is setting in.
Posted by: Soona
---------------

Absolutely.

This is the worst election cycle that I have ever experienced.

What makes it so terrible is that the seeming certainty of the outcome is the last stop on the road to the loss of America as we know it.

The sweat, labor, and blood of previous generations being pissed on by the swinish multitude.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 29, 2016 11:23 AM (9mTYi)

87 Is it terrible that I won't just go with the guy in the lead if that's not who I want to win? Thanks for that though. Bless your heart.


Easy tiger.

There's a support group for people who enjoy backing electoral losers in elections.

It's called the GOP.

Posted by: Mortimer at February 29, 2016 11:23 AM (ATy0Q)

88 I've arrived.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at February 29, 2016 11:22 AM (xuouz)

----

One. I did not know they still had "finishing schools".

Two. I did not know you went to one.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 29, 2016 11:23 AM (8XRCm)

89 at least we're not insipid

Posted by: Feh, with 50% more inanity at February 29, 2016 11:24 AM (mK/2j)

90 Medal of Honor being awarded like candy now. We need to bring back the CMH.

Posted by: Soona at February 29, 2016 11:21 AM


When did they change the rules? I thought the CMoH still had to be approved by Congress (like that means much these days).

I know Choom Boy can throw those Medals of Freedom around like they were Pop-Tarts....

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 29, 2016 11:24 AM (D+xyy)

91 It is politically incorrect to bestow the Medal of Honor for something so distasteful as killing a shitload of the enemy these days.

Posted by: maddogg, now certified infrequently vile at February 29, 2016 11:24 AM (xWW96)

92 "swinish multitude"

mmm, bacon

Posted by: Feh, with 50% more swininity at February 29, 2016 11:24 AM (mK/2j)

93
In 1859, the French Government passes a law to set the A-note above middle C to a frequency of 435 Hz, in an attempt to standardize the pitch.

Also set the height for raising a white flag.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 29, 2016 11:24 AM (ODxAs)

94 We were set up as a Republic to avoid mob actions.

Silly old men, they didn't understand the power of media.

Vote the person who has the most media!

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 29, 2016 11:25 AM (MIKMs)

95 Is that the one where Mario partnered with Gillibrand

Yep we could make good pay-per-view money if we could film an Empressplaining of why its wrong to him. Obamacare would cover the broken shins.

Posted by: DaveA at February 29, 2016 11:25 AM (DL2i+)

96 Based on context I'd guess the quote *was* talking about the general election, since I doubt many true-blue conservatives wanted McCain or Romney while voting in primaries.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 29, 2016 11:19 AM (GDulk)

I didn't read it that way as it didn't specify, but you may be right. Hopefully, the fact that I stated that I won't be one of the people that stays home if my guy doesn't get the nod, indicates that I'm willing to vote for his guy if it comes down to it. Aesthetics and vanity be damned.

Posted by: gapoz at February 29, 2016 11:25 AM (thyJJ)

97 Just checking to see if I'm still Pixy banned.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at February 29, 2016 11:26 AM (W7sM1)

98 "Hertz" is racist. Please report to your nearest Diversity Office for metric spanking.

Posted by: Feh at February 29, 2016 11:26 AM (mK/2j)

99 Can snipers skip one across the lake?

-
In the Russki movie Stalingrad, our heroes have a single round for their cannon and are being mortared from behind cover. Our hero ricochets the shell of a disabled Kraut tank and takes out the entire Kraut mortar section that was behind cover. That's mighty good shooting there, Deadeye!

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 29, 2016 11:26 AM (Nwg0u)

100 After extensive analysis, I have concluded that listening to Rubio the Cuban Weasel (the new, aggressive Mk II version) talking is more unpleasant than watching Teleprompter O'bummer speaking!

A new generation of wailing! Now!

Posted by: RioBravo at February 29, 2016 11:26 AM (NUqwG)

101 One. I did not know they still had "finishing schools".
Two. I did not know you went to one.
Posted by: fixerupper at February 29, 2016 11:23 AM (8XRCm)

Went to one? I'm tenured at "finishing" school.

Ayyyyyy

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at February 29, 2016 11:26 AM (xuouz)

102 >>Trump is an asshole.

You will be assimilated.

Posted by: General Zod at February 29, 2016 11:27 AM (Bdeb0)

103 Hudson River School! Hooray!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 29, 2016 11:27 AM (w4NZ8)

104 80
Happy Leap Day! whatever you do today doesn't count.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 29, 2016 11:22 AM (ODxAs)


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I'm sitting here waiting for some beautiful rich woman to propose to me today. Waiting..........waiting..........

Posted by: Soona at February 29, 2016 11:27 AM (Fmupd)

105 74 Trump is an asshole.
------------------
Yes he is! And he is OUR asshole!

Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs at February 29, 2016 11:27 AM (kXzR8)

106 Drudge has a story from Moscow of a Uzbekistan Muslim woman who was babysitting a four year old Russian child, decapitated it, set the apartment on fire, then walked around the streets of Moscow holding up the child's head and yelling Allah Ackbar.

Obviously the woman is deranged, but her religion has pointed the way for her to behave in that derangement.

Posted by: Jen the original at February 29, 2016 11:27 AM (dErES)

107 "Hudson River School"

white, racist, imperialist, etc.

we will tell you what you like

Posted by: Feh, Racial Overlord at February 29, 2016 11:28 AM (mK/2j)

108 Lovely painting! Love the Hudson River painters.

Posted by: LizLem at February 29, 2016 11:28 AM (hvf9s)

109
In 1859, Phila A's organize to play "town ball" that became baseball 20 years later.

Started pelting Santa with snowballs shortly thereafter.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 29, 2016 11:28 AM (ODxAs)

110 In 1859, the French Government passes a law to set the A-note above middle C to a frequency of 435 Hz, in an attempt to standardize the pitch.

Also set the height for raising a white flag.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk
----------------

The French.
They were the ones who established the 10-day week also, because, metric.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 29, 2016 11:28 AM (9mTYi)

111 >>her religion has pointed the way for her to behave in that derangement.

ma'shallah.

Posted by: General Zod at February 29, 2016 11:28 AM (Bdeb0)

112 "Is anyone happy?"

A Brooklyn Tabernacle devotional:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jyw37fw

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 29, 2016 11:29 AM (w4NZ8)

113 LOL FenelonSpoke we be mind twins.

Posted by: LizLem at February 29, 2016 11:29 AM (hvf9s)

114 "swinish multitude"

mmm, bacon



What did the Swinn's do now?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 29, 2016 11:29 AM (+058L)

115 In 1859, the French Government passes a law to set the A-note above middle C to a frequency of 435 Hz, in an attempt to standardize the pitch.

Also set the height for raising a white flag.

-
Here in the U.S. anyway, it's now 440. I always knew the Frogs were a little off.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 29, 2016 11:29 AM (Nwg0u)

116 How does Ms. Lindsey Graham get away with making a statement - If you kill Ted Cruz on the Senate floor and the trial was held in the Senate, no one would convict you.

You pusillanimous piece of shit. Good of you to take McCain's d*ck out of your mouth long enough to bleat out that insanity.

Posted by: Cheri at February 29, 2016 11:29 AM (oiNtH)

117 Just checking to see if I'm still Pixy banned.
Posted by: The Walking Dude at February 29, 2016 11:26 AM (W7sM1)

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Must be, I cannot see your post.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 29, 2016 11:30 AM (8XRCm)

118

heh

Ace made it into the Top 10 commenters last week.

Heavy on the tweetostatin's.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 29, 2016 11:30 AM (qCMvj)

119
**scans comments**
No Trump bashing...???
Posted by: fixerupper



Did you miss the flameout and ban of AmishDude this weekend?

Because that took out out about half of those daily posts right there.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 29, 2016 11:30 AM (kdS6q)

120 I'm sitting here waiting for some beautiful rich woman to propose to me today. Waiting..........waiting..........
Posted by: Soona
---------------

Hi there, sailor.
Oh, wait. 'Beautiful'. Never mind.

Posted by: Sadie Hawkins at February 29, 2016 11:30 AM (9mTYi)

121 There's a Vietnam documentary about riverine patrols doing this routinely with grenade launchers. It was fascinating to watch.

Posted by: Soona at February 29, 2016 11:30 AM (Fmupd)

122 Nice paintin'.

For some reason, it seems I read faster when I go backward through the comments.

Possibly because that way I look first rather than last at who commented, whatever that means?

Possibly because I see replies before quotebacks?

Possibly because counting down I can tell where it will actually end? (begin?)

Possibly just not bothering to try as hard to comprehend?

Posted by: mindful webworker - possibly at February 29, 2016 11:31 AM (xkaSw)

123 Went to one? I'm tenured at "finishing" school.>>>

Furniture or Automobile?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 29, 2016 11:31 AM (XtAzU)

124
In 1859, 1st dog show held (Newcastle-on-Tyne, England). Homosexuals immediately ask for gay marriage.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 29, 2016 11:31 AM (ODxAs)

125 In the Russki movie Stalingrad, our heroes have a
single round for their cannon and are being mortared from behind cover.
Our hero ricochets the shell of a disabled Kraut tank and takes out the
entire Kraut mortar section that was behind cover. That's mighty good
shooting there, Deadeye!

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 29, 2016 11:26 AM (Nwg0u)


Only ONE Kraut mortar section? Pfft.

Posted by: Brian "Blood'n'Guts" Williams at February 29, 2016 11:31 AM (oKE6c)

126 BO was the first marketing candidate. The essence of marketing is to find out what people ant and creat a product that gives it to them. BO to a T. Trump is the next step. Don't like it much, but that's the way it is.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 29, 2016 11:32 AM (kTF2Z)

127 >>> I'm sitting here waiting for some beautiful rich woman to propose to me today. Waiting..........waiting..........
Posted by: Soona

Well heloooooo there handsome...

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at February 29, 2016 11:32 AM (hvf9s)

128 And the number of people who chose to watch the Oscars this year are...



Wait for it...








Just a little bit more













Way down.
http://wp.me/p2sKaa-1jkg0t


I has a sadz now.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 29, 2016 11:32 AM (ptqRm)

129 How does Ms. Lindsey Graham get away with making a
statement - If you kill Ted Cruz on the Senate floor and the trial was
held in the Senate, no one would convict you.

Posted by: Cheri at February 29, 2016 11:29 AM


How did Wick Rilson get away with saying someone should put a bullet in Trump's head?

How did Charles CW Cooke get away with saying Dondi and Rafael should go after Trump with machine guns?

Oh, yeah. Trump is a Bad Guy. Death threats are just Expressing the Will of the People.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 29, 2016 11:32 AM (D+xyy)

130 Trump is an asshole.

and Romney's a 'nice guy'.

so...yeah.

Posted by: Mortimer at February 29, 2016 11:33 AM (ATy0Q)

131 Did you miss the flameout and ban of AmishDude this weekend?




WTF?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 29, 2016 11:33 AM (+058L)

132 Let's try this again.

99 Can snipers skip one across the lake?

-
In the Russki movie Stalingrad, our heroes have a single round for their cannon and are being mortared from behind cover. Our hero ricochets the shell of a disabled Kraut tank and takes out the entire Kraut mortar section that was behind cover. That's mighty good shooting there, Deadeye!
Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 29, 2016 11:26 AM (


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


There's a Vietnam documentary about riverine patrols doing this routinely with grenade launchers. It was fascinating to watch.

Posted by: Soona at February 29, 2016 11:33 AM (Fmupd)

133 It is politically incorrect to bestow the Medal of Honor for something so distasteful as killing a shitload of the enemy these days.

===

Now you just get referred for PTSD counseling and have your 2nd A rights stripped when you get put on a terrorist watchlist.

Posted by: Bigby's Punchbug Blue at February 29, 2016 11:34 AM (3ZtZW)

134 WTF?
Posted by: rickb223 at February 29, 2016 11:33 AM (+058L)

Missed it too.

Posted by: Jen the original at February 29, 2016 11:34 AM (dErES)

135 BO was the first marketing candidate. The essence of marketing is to find out what people ant and creat a product that gives it to them. BO to a T. Trump is the next step. Don't like it much, but that's the way it is.
Posted by: Duke Lowell



Or 3 out of 10 Republicans are making a protest vote without really thinking through what happens after the primary.

Posted by: Lex at February 29, 2016 11:34 AM (MOVsh)

136 Furniture or Automobile?
Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 29, 2016 11:31 AM (XtAzU)

If those are my only two options I'm going to go with "automobile," and the ones I prefer are built for speed.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at February 29, 2016 11:34 AM (xuouz)

137 Did you miss the flameout and ban of AmishDude this weekend?
-------------
Which thread did he finally get banned on, I missed it

Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs at February 29, 2016 11:34 AM (kXzR8)

138 Did you miss the flameout and ban of AmishDude this weekend?

Because that took out out about half of those daily posts right there.
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 29, 2016 11:30 AM (kdS6q)

-----

Yes I missed it. Not only am I a daywalker..... Im also fairly absent from the hord on the weekends.

Seeing as Amish and I got into it into very badly on Thursday, and he self deported himself on Friday, Im suprised he came back for more.

Im assuming the Readers Digest version is he carried on his shennanigans.... or did he dial it up further a notch or two.??

Posted by: fixerupper at February 29, 2016 11:34 AM (8XRCm)

139 BO was the first marketing candidate. The essence of marketing is to find out what people ant and creat a product that gives it to them. BO to a T. Trump is the next step. Don't like it much, but that's the way it is.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 29, 2016 11:32 AM (kTF2Z)

-------
Never read my book?

Posted by: Joe McGinniss at February 29, 2016 11:34 AM (NUqwG)

140 Speaking of Artness, BlazingCatFur has very nice landscape photos regularly. It's an amazing planet. Here's last night's collection:

http://bit.ly/1WSdMAo

Posted by: mindful webworker - art schmart at February 29, 2016 11:34 AM (xkaSw)

141 Avoid Strife in Your Life

A "Holy Land Moments" devotional by Rabbi Eckstein:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jtpkyno

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 29, 2016 11:35 AM (w4NZ8)

142 Silly old men, they didn't understand the power of media.

====

Course they did. Franklin had his own press.

Posted by: Bigby's Punchbug Blue at February 29, 2016 11:35 AM (3ZtZW)

143 I'm sitting here waiting for some beautiful rich woman to propose to me today. Waiting..........waiting..........
Posted by: Soona

Well heloooooo there handsome...
Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at February 29, 2016 11:32 AM (hvf9s)

Buckle up buckaroo

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at February 29, 2016 11:35 AM (xuouz)

144 Furniture or Automobile?
Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 29, 2016 11:31 AM (XtAzU)

---

drywall

Posted by: fixerupper at February 29, 2016 11:35 AM (8XRCm)

145
131 Did you miss the flameout and ban of AmishDude this weekend?

Real and spectacular.

Posted by: Mortimer at February 29, 2016 11:35 AM (ATy0Q)

146 Im assuming the Readers Digest version is he carried on his shennanigans.... or did he dial it up further a notch or two.??


He went full Amish. You never go full Amish.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 29, 2016 11:36 AM (sl+zA)

147 I don't believe in joking about someone being murdered for any candidate is appropriate. I despise TFG but would be equally mad if someone said it about him.

Wilson and Cooke are not elected officials which makes it even worse.

No - I am not that person who is so blinded by my own beliefs that I ignore everything else.

Posted by: Cheri at February 29, 2016 11:36 AM (oiNtH)

148 >>> Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 29, 2016 11:32 AM (ptqRm)


You could tell from the Oscars lineup it would just be one person after another telling you how horrible you are. Who wants to sit and listen to that for 10 hours? No sane person.

Also Stacey dash keeps being on every list of worst moments at the Oscars. But they blame her specifically, not the writers that did a horrible job of writing that lame bit. Do they think she wrote it herself? She looked lovely though.

Posted by: LizLem at February 29, 2016 11:36 AM (hvf9s)

149 MTF?

What is "insane" about GoK's comment?

Posted by: Mortimer at February 29, 2016 11:37 AM (ATy0Q)

150 Did you miss the flameout and ban of AmishDude this weekend?

Because that took out out about half of those daily posts right there.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 29, 2016 11:30 AM (kdS6q)


Yes I did. I know things have been getting out of hand here and in other places, but I did not know we had gone to bannings.

A passionate, volatile election year - always good to see whose circulatory system is up to the strain.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - See The Outrage Outlet's specials in the weekly Firing Squad Circular! at February 29, 2016 11:38 AM (hLRSq)

151 The champion (or one of them) for establishing A440 was none other than Paganini. He owned a Strad violin (nicknamed "The Cannon") and he claimed that it did not project notes properly unless tuned to A440.

A432 was once "standard" (if there was a standard) and many orchestras that play period music still play so intoned.

Music trivia.

Posted by: navybrat at February 29, 2016 11:38 AM (8QGte)

152 In the days of sailing vessels and cannon, it was apparently not uncommon for a cannon ball to skip across the water and hole a hull.

Also, consider Operation Chastise, where the ordnance was specifically designed to skip across the water to destroy dams.

Any kid who has skipped stones understands the principle.

Posted by: Sadie Hawkins at February 29, 2016 11:38 AM (eeTCA)

153 He went full Amish. You never go full Amish.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 29, 2016 11:36 AM (sl+zA)

----

clip clop clip clop

BANG BANG BANG

clip clop clip clop



Amish driveby.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 29, 2016 11:38 AM (8XRCm)

154 Our hero ricochets the shell of a disabled Kraut tank and takes out the entire Kraut mortar section that was behind cover. That's mighty good shooting there, Deadeye!
Posted by: The Great White Snark


Why did it ricochet off instead of blowing up? Writers?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 29, 2016 11:39 AM (+058L)

155 Beautiful landscape pictures from "Blazing Cat Fur" site. Thx for providing the link, MWW.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 29, 2016 11:39 AM (w4NZ8)

156 Just checked in with Steyn, and he is a pretty worthwhile read on the election so far

http://bit.ly/1LQ0C0V

Posted by: MTF at February 29, 2016 11:39 AM (TxJGV)

157 I was told there would be no math.
And behold, there was none.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 29, 2016 11:39 AM (xq1UY)

158 Cavalry Scout on FNC. Yeah, baby! Go Cav!

Posted by: Soona at February 29, 2016 11:40 AM (Fmupd)

159 >>Obviously the woman is deranged, but her religion has pointed the way for her to behave in that derangement.

This woman was angry at her husband --- so she beheaded a four year old child she was hired to care for. WTF?
Islam encourages anger, not peace.

It is not a contradiction to be a Muslim and a murderer, even a mass
murderer. That is one reason why criminals "convert" to Islam in prison.
They don't convert at all; they similarly remain the angry judgmental
vicious beings they always have been.... Islam does not inspire a crisis
of conscience, just inspirations to outrage.

-- http://www.bookwormroom.com/

Posted by: Lizzy at February 29, 2016 11:40 AM (NOIQH)

160 Readers digest version. AD was going apeshit on everyone who didn't sufficiently condemn Trump over the Duke endorsement. Not just disagreement, but full on vitriol. He got banned, but Maentloch reinstated him with a warning. He couldn't help himself and got whacked for good. Sad to see as I used to enjoy his posts.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 29, 2016 11:40 AM (kTF2Z)

161 You could tell from the Oscars lineup it would just be one person after another telling you how horrible you are. Who wants to sit and listen to that for 10 hours? No sane person.

Also Stacey dash keeps being on every list of worst moments at the Oscars. But they blame her specifically, not the writers that did a horrible job of writing that lame bit. Do they think she wrote it herself? She looked lovely though.
Posted by: LizLem at February 29, 2016 11:36 AM (hvf9s)

I turned it on for just a few moments and watched a few presenters come out. Every single one a "person of color". Knowing that the Oscars were under fire for not nominating every black actor/actress who made a movie or documentary this past year, it seems so forced.

I have little use for most of the Hollywood Elite. So watching their little party last night trying to be PC and relevant was way down on my list of interesting things to do.

Posted by: Jen the original at February 29, 2016 11:40 AM (dErES)

162 He went full Amish. You never go full Amish.

The best part was when he nailed himself to the cross.

I knew the Amish were handy but ....

Posted by: Mortimer at February 29, 2016 11:40 AM (ATy0Q)

163 Skipping .223 rounds off a lake.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b52_1371102793

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 29, 2016 11:40 AM (XtAzU)

164
Im assuming the Readers Digest version is he carried on his shennanigans.... or did he dial it up further a notch or two.??
Posted by: fixerupper



Banned, mercy unbanned, didn't take the hint and just had to continue to speak truth to power, and then the true death.

Highlights: Along the line, comparing himself favorably to Winston Churchill standing firm against the Nazis and to Martin Luther refusing to bend to the Pope's will.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 29, 2016 11:41 AM (kdS6q)

165 Ha! I was all yay that's Church and I was right!

Ha!

Posted by: alexthechick - love and despair bitches at February 29, 2016 11:42 AM (mf5HN)

166 Archive footage of Barnes Wallis's bouncing bomb being successfully tested


http://tinyurl.com/j534s3f

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 29, 2016 11:42 AM (mEZce)

167 Trigger warning for the next paragraph. In fact, more than just a trigger warning, I recommend that most of you not read it. Really. I mean it's liable to mess you up pretty bad. In fact, for the love of God, whatever you do, do not read the paragraph below since it will most definitely destroy any hope you may have for a normal life from now on!!!

If you are reading this, you have proven how idiot trigger warnings are. They just provoke peoples' curiosity into reading something that they have been told they maybe shouldn't.



P.S. Be careful, there's a sniper across the lake. Now that's a trigger warning ;^)

Posted by: db at February 29, 2016 11:43 AM (jsof/)

168 >153

Hah

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at February 29, 2016 11:43 AM (xuouz)

169 Also, consider Operation Chastise, where the ordnance was specifically designed to skip across the water to destroy dams.

-
Yank medium bombers skip-bombed bombs into the hulls of Japanese merchant ships.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 29, 2016 11:43 AM (Nwg0u)

170 Apparently according to that Deadline article, the high for Oscar TV viewership was in 2005, when Million Dollar Baby won. 42 million eyeballs.

But yes, let's run conservatives out of tinseltown on a rail. Solid plan.

Posted by: LizLem at February 29, 2016 11:43 AM (hvf9s)

171 The woman later told police that she was upset over problems with her husband, the newspaper added.

Comment By Muslim nanny who sliced the head off a 4 year old girl in her care.

P.S. She lso yelled "Allah Akbar" which I'm sure surprised nobody.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 29, 2016 11:43 AM (w4NZ8)

172 >>The essence of marketing is to find out what people ant

I know you meant "want," but after thinking about it, I kinda like the idea of using "ant" as a verb, to mean "something that a person labors mindlessly, uncomplainingly, and at length for."

I anted my garden this weekend.
My wife ants jigsaw puzzles.

Posted by: General Zod at February 29, 2016 11:43 AM (Bdeb0)

173 So I heard Granny Clinton is so decrepit, she needs a scissor lift to load her fat ass into her plane. Where's the video?

Posted by: Fritz at February 29, 2016 11:43 AM (UzPAd)

174 White lefty oscar winner shd present theirs to black actors. Problem solved!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 29, 2016 11:43 AM (iQIUe)

175 Oh "inane".
Got it.

Stupid reading glasses.

Posted by: Mortimer at February 29, 2016 11:44 AM (ATy0Q)

176 Readers digest version. AD was going apeshit on everyone who didn't sufficiently condemn Trump over the Duke endorsement. Not just disagreement, but full on vitriol. He got banned, but Maentloch reinstated him with a warning. He couldn't help himself and got whacked for good. Sad to see as I used to enjoy his posts.



I didn't think that was mathematically possible........

Posted by: rickb223 at February 29, 2016 11:44 AM (+058L)

177 "Skip Bombing" was the USAAF's tactic for anti-shipping attack. Used brilliantly during the Battle of the Bismark Sea.

Posted by: mrp at February 29, 2016 11:44 AM (JBggj)

178 Did you miss the flameout and ban of AmishDude this weekend?

Totally missed it but I'm not surprised. I kinda saw it coming. I lurk more than I let on and the guy was slowly losing his grip.

Posted by: IP - hungover and tired at February 29, 2016 11:44 AM (aQQbl)

179 No - I am not that person who is so blinded by my own beliefs that I ignore everything else.

Posted by: Cheri at February 29, 2016 11:36 AM


Didn't think you were. Some people around here got -- shall we say -- severely upset by Graham's comments (which were unacceptable, to say the least), but never let out so much as a peep when Conservative Icons went down that road regarding Trump. Didn't like it then, and still don't.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 29, 2016 11:45 AM (D+xyy)

180 I just read a piece about the low ratings the Oscar broadcast got, when I realized I only saw one nominated film (Bridge of Spies). I have gone totally culturally illiterate. I must improve.

Posted by: MTF at February 29, 2016 11:45 AM (TxJGV)

181 >>He couldn't help himself and got whacked for good. Sad to see as I used to enjoy his posts.

He was doing this on a silly 'let's mock Hillary' post where people were just having some fun. Many attempted to get him to lighten up, that it doesn't have to be hate Trump 24x7, etc.. I understand wanting to make a point, but doing it every thread, even after people say "We get it, you hate [candidate]" does not convince anyone.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 29, 2016 11:45 AM (NOIQH)

182 Posted by: *Mikey NTH - See The Outrage Outlet's specials in the weekly Firing Squad Circular! at February 29, 2016 11:38 AM (hLRSq)

I think you missed the bits were he was calling *us* racists. It's not *my* job to disavow the acts of a third (fourth, in this case?) party. That said, all I knew of was that Amish had decided to self-ban.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 29, 2016 11:45 AM (GDulk)

183 The low Academy Award ratings just tell me that there aren't as many gay men out there as the media would like me to believe.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at February 29, 2016 11:45 AM (eytER)

184 I also had never heard of Brie Larson before reading that article.

Posted by: MTF at February 29, 2016 11:46 AM (TxJGV)

185 Ha! I was all yay that's Church and I was right!

FUN FACT: Church never copped much coin in the art biz but he later struck gold selling fried chicken franchises.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 29, 2016 11:46 AM (sl+zA)

186 Battle of the Bismarck Sea, that is. March 2-4, 1943.

Posted by: mrp at February 29, 2016 11:46 AM (JBggj)

187
in 1859, Paper bag manufacturing machine patents by William Goodale, Mass.

Cleveland Browns fans now had something to put over their heads.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 29, 2016 11:46 AM (ODxAs)

188 Suggestion to Trump: After you wrap up the nomination at every "debate" with Hillary! Put the surviving Benghazi survivors in the front row. Bring up Benghazi during the debate, let her spew her BS lies then turn to her and say,

"you can lie to me, you can lie to the American public as you have for years but I'm not going to let you stand there and lie to these men that were there. I would have thought you had learned a lesson when you were caught lying to the families who lost loved ones due to your incompetence and deceptions. Mrs. Clinton, you were unfit as Secretary of State when you passed thousands of classified and top secret documents illegally through your private server, you are unfit as a candidate and your inability to ever tell the truth makes you unfit to hold the office of president of the United States.

Game over for her thighness.

Posted by: Alf767 at February 29, 2016 11:47 AM (VtSj9)

189 Banned, mercy unbanned, didn't take the hint and just had to continue to speak truth to power, and then the true death.

Highlights: Along the line, comparing himself favorably to Winston Churchill standing firm against the Nazis and to Martin Luther refusing to bend to the Pope's will.
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 29, 2016 11:41 AM (kdS6q)


glad I missed it

people are losing their minds - attacking others personally

it might be good for him in the long run

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 29, 2016 11:47 AM (qCMvj)

190 Yeah, he was hitting every thread with the same BS so I threw out a snarky " say, does anyone know how AD feels about Trump". He came back with how he was trying to save the republic and what was I doing? I stepped out at that point but came back in time to see it all unfold in real time.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 29, 2016 11:47 AM (kTF2Z)

191 Skipping .223 rounds off a lake.



Funny how, when you want to do that to nail a coyote on the far side, the rounds auger in.
When you want to nail one on this side, they'll skip and go thru a supermarket.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 29, 2016 11:47 AM (+058L)

192 That said, all I knew of was that Amish had decided to self-ban.

It didn't take. Maet went back and post facto banhammered him.

Posted by: Mortimer at February 29, 2016 11:48 AM (ATy0Q)

193 Didn't they skip bomb dams, too?

Posted by: Chupacabra at February 29, 2016 11:48 AM (q/kmn)

194 Posted by: MrScribbler at February 29, 2016 11:32 AM (D+xyy)

Cheri is right that there is at least *some* difference when an elected official does it. Which doesn't make Cooke and Wilson any less hypocrites for doing what I'm sure rhey would have vapors over if a Trump supporter did it.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 29, 2016 11:49 AM (GDulk)

195 in 1859, Paper bag manufacturing machine patents by William Goodale, Mass.
---------------

Save a Tree! Use plastic!

Posted by: Greenies, in 1970 at February 29, 2016 11:49 AM (9mTYi)

196 Highlights: Along the line, comparing himself favorably to Winston Churchill standing firm against the Nazis and to Martin Luther refusing to bend to the Pope's will.
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 29, 2016 11:41 AM (kdS6q)

Hmmm, what candidate do we know of who's running against the party that has put minorities in ghettos here in the US for the last 50 years and refuses to bend to the pope's will?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at February 29, 2016 11:49 AM (xuouz)

197 Was the family of the girl decapitated in Moscow Muslim, because sorry if this sounds judgmental, but why would anyone who isn't a Muslim hire one to look after your kids unless you'd known the person for years and years, which doesn't usually hap[pens with nannies?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 29, 2016 11:49 AM (w4NZ8)

198 Crap, it's leap day. Nothing counts. Does that mean the direct deposit paycheck will disappear tomorrow?

Posted by: Man from Wazzustan at February 29, 2016 11:49 AM (FtrY1)

199 I renounce you, Turnip, and all your works!

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 29, 2016 11:49 AM (Nwg0u)

200 >>> White lefty oscar winner shd present theirs to black actors. Problem solved!
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 29, 2016 11:43 AM (iQIUe)

Leo should be first in line to give his Oscar away; practice what you preach dood!

Also he reiterated in his acceptance speech that completely debunked falsehood about the Chinook winds once again, acting like a natural phenomenon is a sign of climate change. Pretty but dumb as a stump.

Posted by: LizLem at February 29, 2016 11:49 AM (hvf9s)

201 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 29, 2016 11:47 AM (qCMvj)


Make it to 'Deadpool?' If so, what'd you think?

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 29, 2016 11:50 AM (mEZce)

202 RCP has a pretty good piece up on Trump close to being the nominee, basically saying that if he runs the table in the Super Tuesday states he is a done deal. Hard to argue with that.

http://bit.ly/1ThUBlG

Posted by: MTF at February 29, 2016 11:50 AM (TxJGV)

203 Didn't they skip bomb dams, too?
------------

See 169.

Please keep up...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 29, 2016 11:50 AM (9mTYi)

204 I know you meant "want," but after thinking about it, I kinda like the idea of using "ant" as a verb, to mean "something that a person labors mindlessly, uncomplainingly, and at length for."

I anted my garden this weekend.
My wife ants jigsaw puzzles.
Posted by: General Zod at February 29, 2016 11:43 AM (Bdeb0)

I ant forced-humor comments on a smart military blog.

(do people get the things they ant for? or is there a connotation of fruitlessness?)

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at February 29, 2016 11:50 AM (xuouz)

205 152 In the days of sailing vessels and cannon, it was apparently not uncommon for a cannon ball to skip across the water and hole a hull.

Also, consider Operation Chastise, where the ordnance was specifically designed to skip across the water to destroy dams.

Any kid who has skipped stones understands the principle.

Posted by: Sadie Hawkins at February 29, 2016 11:38 AM (eeTCA)


___________________________________________

Both examples are spherical ordinance. Spheres are much more prone to skipping than an elongated slug.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 29, 2016 11:51 AM (rsudF)

206
in 1859, George Simpson patents electric range.

Women discovered barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 29, 2016 11:51 AM (ODxAs)

207 >>Apparently according to that Deadline article, the high for Oscar TV
viewership was in 2005, when Million Dollar Baby won. 42 million
eyeballs.


Good. You could tell it would be awful. I managed to turn it on right when the academy president gave her speech about how the rules would change to create more "opportunity."
*click*
Tried again later and it was Joe Biden introducing fame-whore Lady Gaga.
*click*

Who needs to invite that crap into their living room?

Posted by: Lizzy at February 29, 2016 11:51 AM (NOIQH)

208 Chuck CW Cooke is going off the rails with his stuff the last couple of weeks.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at February 29, 2016 11:51 AM (xuouz)

209 Meh, keeping up's for Quakers.

Posted by: Chupacabra at February 29, 2016 11:53 AM (q/kmn)

210 I ant to be President.

Posted by: Mario 'the Ocho' Rubio/i] at February 29, 2016 11:53 AM (ATy0Q)

211 Cleveland Browns fans don't need paper bags. We're so drunk by game time we can't see anyway, as are all our neighbors and friends.

Posted by: MTF at February 29, 2016 11:53 AM (TxJGV)

212 Ants? Dammit. I started a meme, didn't i. Crap.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 29, 2016 11:53 AM (kTF2Z)

213 I'd like to thank all of the little people. And I do mean little. If not for you, I'd be fluffing somewhere in the San Fernando Valley right now.

Posted by: Best Actress we've never heard of at February 29, 2016 11:54 AM (Dwehj)

214 Who needs to invite that crap into their living room? Posted by: Lizzy at February 29, 2016 11:51 AM

Someone I know said on Facebook that there was no mention of Abe Vigoda during the show.

I know people loved to joke about him, but he was a nice guy and a pretty damn good actor. If they had time to let fuckweasel Joltin' Joe on the show, they had enough time to honor Vigoda.

So yet another reason I'm glad I continued my tradition of not watching teh Oscars.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 29, 2016 11:54 AM (D+xyy)

215 208
Chuck CW Cooke is going off the rails with his stuff the last couple of weeks.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at February 29, 2016 11:51 AM (xuouz)

Treacher went off on twitter a few nights back. If you roll around with trolls you risk becoming one. I almost unfollowed him.

Posted by: IP - hungover and tired at February 29, 2016 11:54 AM (aQQbl)

216 Also, I found it hypocritical that Spotlight won for best film and screenplay at Oscars, and the acceptance speeches kept saying how important journalists are in telling truths. Yet this same press is covering up crimes like the grooming and abusing of girls in Rotterham and other places.

Some religions are more equal than others, apparently. Hopefully the journalists get a clue and start reporting the heinous abuses in their midst going on today, but I doubt it.

Posted by: LizLem at February 29, 2016 11:54 AM (hvf9s)

217 I exercised Male White Privilege over the TV last nite ... with just a touch of Benevolent Monarchy.

Invited the family to watch whatever they could agree upon ... as long as it wasn't the damn oscars.

Posted by: Irony at February 29, 2016 11:54 AM (BHaRb)

218 Both examples are spherical ordinance. Spheres are much more prone to skipping than an elongated slug.
Posted by: NotCoach
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Perhaps. But no one would select a round stone for skipping, nor did the Brits use a round bomb for the dams.

I suspect that a stabilized bullet shape may be far for amenable to skipping than a ball.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 29, 2016 11:54 AM (9mTYi)

219 Highlights: Along the line, comparing himself favorably to Winston Churchill standing firm against the Nazis and to Martin Luther refusing to bend to the Pope's will.
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 29, 2016 11:41 AM (kdS6q)

----


So.... samo samo. Just like last Thursday.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 29, 2016 11:55 AM (8XRCm)

220 >>Also he reiterated in his acceptance speech that completely debunked falsehood about the Chinook winds once again...



You mean the Chinook winds I experienced growing up in Colorado during the 70's (when there was an energy crisis) were man made in the 21st century? ROTFLOL

Posted by: Lizzy at February 29, 2016 11:55 AM (NOIQH)

221 I think you missed the bits were he was calling *us* racists. It's not *my* job to disavow the acts of a third (fourth, in this case?) party. That said, all I knew of was that Amish had decided to self-ban.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 29, 2016 11:45 AM (GDulk)


Hmm.

That is different. I would think before I have to disavow somebody's comments I would have to avow them in the first place - that is have some connection more than "some jackwagon over there says he likes the cut of your jib" or some such.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - See The Outrage Outlet's specials in the weekly Firing Squad Circular! at February 29, 2016 11:55 AM (hLRSq)

222 Abe Vigoda died this year. He'll be in next year's In Memoriam.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 29, 2016 11:55 AM (kTF2Z)

223 Ah ant no ways tarred.

Posted by: Hillary at February 29, 2016 11:55 AM (9mTYi)

224 I'm glad this election has happened the way it has for one reason: All the masks have fallen off. I know who the enemies are now. It's been a surprising campaign season.

Posted by: Soona at February 29, 2016 11:56 AM (Fmupd)

225 200 >>> White lefty oscar winner shd present theirs to black actors. Problem solved!
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 29, 2016 11:43 AM (iQIUe)
Leo should be first in line to give his Oscar away; practice what you preach dood!




Let's let Leo give his Oscar to a black actor, and we'll give him a high school diploma. Deal?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 29, 2016 11:56 AM (oKE6c)

226 RCP has a pretty good piece up on Trump close to
being the nominee, basically saying that if he runs the table in the
Super Tuesday states he is a done deal. Hard to argue with that.



http://bit.ly/1ThUBlG

Posted by: MTF at February 29, 2016 11:50 AM (TxJGV)
_______

Kinda bugs me that we are being pressed so hard that it is all over and we have to go with the polls and back whoever is leading.
Like announcing results before half the country has voted yet.
Sorry, I am not going to back someone because I am told they are 'winning'.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 29, 2016 11:56 AM (MIKMs)

227 Make it to 'Deadpool?' If so, what'd you think?
Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 29, 2016 11:50 AM (mEZce)


No, we didn't.

We ended up watching the series:

The Saboteurs

Kampen om tungtvannet (original title)

aka "The Heavy Water War: Stopping Hitler's Atomic Bomb"


6 episodes
Was really good.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3280150/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 29, 2016 11:56 AM (qCMvj)

228 Abe Vigoda died in January I think, so he probably gets mentioned in next years show.

Posted by: MTF at February 29, 2016 11:56 AM (TxJGV)

229 I ant pro-Trump comments and all I got was these lousy blisters on me fingers.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at February 29, 2016 11:57 AM (xuouz)

230 >>(do people get the things they ant for? or is there a connotation of fruitlessness?)

No. That's the *essence* of anting. It's of the "journey, not destination" philosophy. The process is the product.

Posted by: General Zod at February 29, 2016 11:57 AM (Bdeb0)

231 Abe Vigoda died this year. He'll be in next year's In Memoriam.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 29, 2016 11:55 AM


If Leonardo DiCaprio had tapped out on Saturday afternoon, they would have draped the friggin' show in black.

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 29, 2016 11:57 AM (D+xyy)

232
In 1859, Jules Leotard performs 1st Flying Trapeze circus act (Paris) He also designed garment that bears his name. He was then raped by a trained bear.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 29, 2016 11:58 AM (ODxAs)

233 226 Posted by: mustbequantum at February 29, 2016 11:56 AM (MIKMs)
--------------------------------

You're right. I threw it out there mostly because it covers how the GOPe is adjusting to Trump.

Posted by: MTF at February 29, 2016 11:58 AM (TxJGV)

234 Sharpton ants race-baiting.

Posted by: General Zod at February 29, 2016 11:58 AM (Bdeb0)

235 Apparently according to that Deadline article, the high for Oscar TV

viewership was in 2005, when Million Dollar Baby won. 42 million

eyeballs.



Some years ago a gal at work asked me breathlessly if I'd watched the Academy Awards. (Fortunately, she didn't ask me if I liked show tunes.)


"No. Did I win?"

"No."

"Then why would I care?"

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 29, 2016 11:59 AM (oKE6c)

236 Soona ... I feel the same way.

But I can't say I'm surprised ... more just confirming what I suspected.

Posted by: Irony at February 29, 2016 11:59 AM (BHaRb)

237 He was then raped by a trained bear.

I find that fascinating...

Posted by: Sandra Flook at February 29, 2016 11:59 AM (Dwehj)

238 Ants? Dammit. I started a meme, didn't i. Crap.

-
Hey, I was just congratulating myself for hijacking the thread with ricochet posts.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 29, 2016 11:59 AM (Nwg0u)

239 >>how the GOPe is adjusting to Trump.

Slow breathing, finding center, realizing that flinching only makes it hurt worse.

Posted by: General Zod at February 29, 2016 11:59 AM (Bdeb0)

240 Perhaps. But no one would select a round stone for skipping, nor did the Brits use a round bomb for the dams.

I suspect that a stabilized bullet shape may be far for amenable to skipping than a ball.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 29, 2016 11:54 AM (9mTYi)


_________________________________

They used a drum-shaped bomb that was spun backwards so it would skip across the surface. If they launched it flat end first it probably wouldn't have skipped very well.

Posted by: NotCoach at February 29, 2016 12:00 PM (rsudF)

241

for those that listen
Rush is about to yackity-yack

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 29, 2016 12:00 PM (qCMvj)

242 No. That's the *essence* of anting. It's of the "journey, not destination" philosophy. The process is the product.
Posted by: General Zod at February 29, 2016 11:57 AM (Bdeb0)

So in my capacity as a romantic partner I've been anting all this time.

*thumbs up*

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at February 29, 2016 12:00 PM (xuouz)

243 So... the Brits put some English on the bombs?

Posted by: Chupacabra at February 29, 2016 12:00 PM (q/kmn)

244 Blog's got ants.

/trundles off in search of Raid ant spray

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at February 29, 2016 12:00 PM (9krrF)

245 >>Ants? Dammit. I started a meme, didn't i. Crap.

If it goes anywhere, you will live in perpetuity, memorialized antlessly. It was a gorgeous construction, Snark.

Posted by: General Zod at February 29, 2016 12:01 PM (Bdeb0)

246 I ant dam bombs.

It's not the explosion, or the inundation of the agricultural lowlands, that makes me do it. It's that neat little line of splashes and the fluttering coolie hats as the guards jump off the control tower that makes it all worthwhile.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at February 29, 2016 12:01 PM (xuouz)

247 243 So... the Brits put some English on the bombs?
Posted by: Chupacabra at February 29, 2016 12:00 PM (q/kmn)



Did they call their shots? "Watch this. Moehne Dam in the side pocket."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 29, 2016 12:01 PM (oKE6c)

248 We ant conservatism!

Posted by: GOP at February 29, 2016 12:01 PM (ATy0Q)

249 Don't drink, don't smoke, what do you do?

Posted by: Adam Ants at February 29, 2016 12:01 PM (Dwehj)

250 So, it was slow at times yesterday at the HQ. weather was great so I should've gone outside. Did I do that? No, no I did not. I went over to twitter. Place is a sewer. Made the AD meltdown look like a garden party.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 29, 2016 12:02 PM (kTF2Z)

251 6 episodes
Was really good.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3280150/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 29, 2016 11:56 AM (qCMvj)

How did you watch that? Through Netflix or some such? Looks interesting.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 29, 2016 12:02 PM (mEZce)

252 I was the funny! Heh! Girl Scout
Cookies! Heh! Jack Black! Heh! BLM! Heh!
Ratings! Meh.

Posted by: Chris Rock at February 29, 2016 12:02 PM (7WVYT)

253 It's that neat little line of splashes and the fluttering coolie hats as the guards jump off the control tower that makes it all worthwhile.



Pure poetry.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 29, 2016 12:02 PM (+058L)

254 Being weak, fat and stupid is no way to go through life, HA asshole..

Posted by: TexasJew at February 29, 2016 12:02 PM (fNQ3H)

255 Posted by: Soona at February 29, 2016 11:56 AM (Fmupd)

Depressing though to see so many people I thought were rational *completely* lose their minds (and I don't mean just those I disagree with).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 29, 2016 12:02 PM (GDulk)

256
It's in-fuck-buckling-comprehensible to me that a group of
dyed-in-the-wool conservatives who held their noses and voted for McCain
and Romney, two squish ring-kissers who never promised to do anything
conservative or even disruptive, who are well known RINOs, and who most
importantly never even sniffed a 5 point lead in their races against a
lying creampuff narcissist, are willing to throw up their hands and
start whinging about Hillary's inevitability in FEBRUARY because they
don't care for Trump's pronunciation of "China."



Don't even try to pretend that true-blue conservative opposition to
Trump isn't aesthetic. Liberals are not the only self-appointed
intellectuals guilty of vanity in this epoch of American culture.



It's politics, boys and girls. You do unsavory things in pursuit of the least bad outcome. Good lord.





AOSHQ - come for the hidden sniper paintings , stay for teh poetry.

Posted by: Mortimer at February 29, 2016 11:02 AM (ATy0Q)

Its not aesthetic... its his likely policies (not the ones that are on his website but his actual revealed policy preferences) and his complete lack of character.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 29, 2016 12:03 PM (NPofj)

257 I've arrived

Posted by: Ghost of kari - inane poet laureate at February 29, 2016 12:03 PM (xuouz)

258 White lefty oscar winner shd present theirs to black actors. Problem solved!

-
Those of us of a certain age remember when Marlon Brandon refused his award because of that whole genocide of the Native Americans thing.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 29, 2016 12:03 PM (Nwg0u)

259 aka "The Heavy Water War: Stopping Hitler's Atomic Bomb"

--

Oh, I watched that. Pretty good.

Posted by: votermom at February 29, 2016 12:03 PM (cbfNE)

260 >>Don't drink, don't smoke, what do you do?

Desperate. But not serious....

Posted by: Lizzy at February 29, 2016 12:03 PM (NOIQH)

261 I shant be visiting twitter again.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 29, 2016 12:04 PM (kTF2Z)

262 They used a drum-shaped bomb that was spun backwards so it would skip across the surface. If they launched it flat end first it probably wouldn't have skipped very well.
Posted by: NotCoach
-----------------------

Neither would a bullet.

Posted by: Hillary at February 29, 2016 12:04 PM (9mTYi)

263
in 1859. Dutch colony in Dutch Indies counts 4,800 slaves. Followed by the US being called racists by the Dutch.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 29, 2016 12:04 PM (ODxAs)

264 Beautiful weather lately here in NE Oklahoma. Looks like March will come in like a lamb. Does that mean it will go out like a lion?

Speaking of lyin'... Our polling place has moved from the church on top of the hill to that modern-like church off the other side of the highway. Better in/out access, I guess, but I liked the old place.

Tomorrow Milady and I will cast our meaningless votes into the political barrel. (Looking for large clothespins for the noses right now.) Presumably, once again I'll be able to say I voted for the guy who didn't win.

Posted by: mindful webworker - Cruz/Bridenstine 2016 at February 29, 2016 12:04 PM (xkaSw)

265 WHUMPA WHUMPA WHUMPA

Posted by: somewhere, in the darkness at February 29, 2016 12:04 PM (ATy0Q)

266 How did you watch that? Through Netflix or some such? Looks interesting.
Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 29, 2016 12:02 PM (mEZce)


Yes, it's on Netflix.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 29, 2016 12:05 PM (qCMvj)

267 "that neat little line of splashes and the fluttering coolie hats."

Yes. Decided I wanted to learn to golf. Took lessons, bought clubs.

Then started going to Top Golf. And only aiming for the 140-yard target. With my 7 iron. Couldn't hit any other club, never aimed for any other target, but I could drop it every time, 140 yards with a 7-iron. Finally--barely--managed to quit the habit.

Ant-golf.

Posted by: General Zod at February 29, 2016 12:05 PM (Bdeb0)

268 So, it was slow at times yesterday at the HQ. weather was great so I should've gone outside. Did I do that? No, no I did not.




I did. :-( Mowed lawn, trimmed bushes. 75 degrees. So much for a winter.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 29, 2016 12:05 PM (+058L)

269 Ah ant no ways tahred!

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at February 29, 2016 12:05 PM (Dwehj)

270 aka "The Heavy Water War: Stopping Hitler's Atomic Bomb"

--

Oh, I watched that. Pretty good.
Posted by: votermom at February 29, 2016 12:03 PM (cbfNE)


yea, edge of my seat at times

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 29, 2016 12:05 PM (qCMvj)

271 Don't drink, don't smoke, what do you do?

Desperate. But not serious....



We're just following ancient history...

Posted by: Mortimer at February 29, 2016 12:05 PM (ATy0Q)

272 They used a drum-shaped bomb that was spun backwards so it would skip across the surface. If they launched it flat end first it probably wouldn't have skipped very well.


-----------


They didn't spin it so it would skip. They spun it so it would stick to the side of the dam as it sank instead of bouncing off.

Posted by: Soona at February 29, 2016 12:05 PM (Fmupd)

273 WHUMPA WHUMPA WHUMPA
Posted by: somewhere, in the darkness at February 29, 2016 12:04 PM (ATy0Q)

Biding his time.

Drinking his bile wine.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - inane poet laureate at February 29, 2016 12:06 PM (xuouz)

274 Depressing though to see so many people I thought were rational *completely* lose their minds (and I don't mean just those I disagree with).
Posted by: Polliwog
-----------------

*sighs*
*again, tiresomely, points at Perot voters*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 29, 2016 12:06 PM (9mTYi)

275 The gift bag last night was valued at $200k.

Yeah, i'm gonna tune in and give those shits a minute of my time.


The most expensive item is a 10 day first class trip to Israel worth $55,000.

Wonder how many takers there will be.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 29, 2016 12:06 PM (mEZce)

276 Is it weird to listen for Trump to say "Chyyyna" in a speech, I mean, to really *wait* for it? Probably. I do.

Posted by: General Zod at February 29, 2016 12:07 PM (Bdeb0)

277 Yes, it's on Netflix.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 29, 2016 12:05 PM (qCMvj)

Great. Thanks.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 29, 2016 12:07 PM (mEZce)

278 That flash!

It's your only indicator of an electromagnetic pulse, caused by a nuclear explosion!


...static....

Posted by: just wait, you won't believe what happens next at February 29, 2016 12:07 PM (IQI2h)

279 They didn't spin it so it would skip. They spun it so it would stick to the side of the dam as it sank instead of bouncing off.
Posted by: Soona
-------------------

That is true, but it was a twofer.
The spinning was necessary to stabilize the drum's attitude, just as it is necessary with a bullet, or a skimmed stone.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 29, 2016 12:08 PM (9mTYi)

280 Then started going to Top Golf. And only aiming for the 140-yard target. With my 7 iron. Couldn't hit any other club, never aimed for any other target, but I could drop it every time, 140 yards with a 7-iron. Finally--barely--managed to quit the habit.

Ant-golf.
Posted by: General Zod at February 29, 2016 12:05 PM (Bdeb0)

So you can only play shotgun scramble and you don't bother teeing off or putting.

But that fairway layup is moneymoneymoney

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at February 29, 2016 12:08 PM (xuouz)

281 They didn't spin it so it would skip. They spun it so it would stick to the side of the dam as it sank instead of bouncing off.>>>

The spin would also stabilize it to prevent tumbling. So not specifically for skip but kinda.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 29, 2016 12:08 PM (XtAzU)

282 None of the top nominees has said if they will take the trip yet, but at least one nominee is rejecting the whole swag bag. Mark Rylance, up for best supporting actor for his role in 'Bridge of Spies,' has spoken out in support of Palestinian causes and signed a pledge to not travel to Israel. His rep told CNN that he 'won't be accepting any gifts.'

Other nominees contacted by CNN declined to comment on the record.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 29, 2016 12:08 PM (LdVxD)

283 They used a drum-shaped bomb that was spun backwards so it would skip across the surface. If they launched it flat end first it probably wouldn't have skipped very well.


-----------


They didn't spin it so it would skip. They spun it so it would stick to the side of the dam as it sank instead of bouncing off.




Saw that show on History or American Military Channel. Damn impressive how they thought outside the box to solve a problem.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 29, 2016 12:09 PM (+058L)

284 226 RCP has a pretty good piece up on Trump close to
being the nominee, basically saying that if he runs the table in the
Super Tuesday states he is a done deal. Hard to argue with that.



http://bit.ly/1ThUBlG

Posted by: MTF at February 29, 2016 11:50 AM (TxJGV)
_______

Kinda bugs me that we are being pressed so hard that it is all over and we have to go with the polls and back whoever is leading.
Like announcing results before half the country has voted yet.
Sorry, I am not going to back someone because I am told they are 'winning'.
Posted by: mustbequantum at February 29, 2016 11:56 AM (MIKMs)


******

CNN is pimping a national poll today that only samples about 305 people, has a margin of error at about 5% and half are not registered Republican.

According to Josh Jordan --"numbers cruncher".

I might have some of that wrong check it out for yourselves, I'm whiped--tried to do an aircraft carrier landing on an eclair last night.

Posted by: Chris Christie Beachin' at February 29, 2016 12:09 PM (mcm0N)

285 It's your only indicator of an electromagnetic pulse, caused by a nuclear explosion!


...static....
Posted by: just wait
-----------------

*looks at wind-up watch*
*hmm, seems to be working okay*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 29, 2016 12:09 PM (eeTCA)

286

Rush formulates Kasich wants VP for Trump. The only reason he's staying in (to win Ohio) and bid for Trump VP (versus what Rubio is up to).

oh, good he's addressing what I was worried about now, the influence on Rush via the establishment

want to hear this

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 29, 2016 12:09 PM (qCMvj)

287 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 29, 2016 12:06 PM (9mTYi)

Lol, sorry Mike Hammer, but you *just* missed the cut for "lost their minds". You are still able to talk about something else occasionally. Which isn't to say I think you're completely wrong.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at February 29, 2016 12:10 PM (GDulk)

288 Rush is talking about the Times article re him being an operative for Gang of 8 and amnesty.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 29, 2016 12:10 PM (E6RIJ)

289 What is acronym 'CASA'? Is that the one where Mario
partnered with Gillibrand to deprive young men in college of their
Constitutional rights?


Posted by: mustbequantum at February 29, 2016 11:22 AM (MIKMs)


Yep.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 29, 2016 12:10 PM (NPofj)

290 Anting is fine, as far as it goes, but we're living in a Grasshopper time.

"Dambusters" was a great movie (and that march, Damn), but they never used that technique again. It used up a lot of aircrew. Of course, shortly afterward, we were trying real hard to preserve dams in that area (Roer, nor Ruhr), not knock them out.

Harking back to a well-informed but wild-swinging exchange on Book Thread, the damage to the industrial area beneath those dams was not long-lasting. Probably "worth doing," but it didn't create near the chaos they'd hoped for.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 29, 2016 12:10 PM (xq1UY)

291
1859, Elevator patented. Aerosmith writes song.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 29, 2016 12:11 PM (ODxAs)

292 Remember the Special Snowflake who emailed her boss about how much she was struggling on the pay she was getting at Yelp and how she was nearly starving after paying her rent?

Not so much ...

Looking at her social media history, she wasn't depriving herself of all the hip luxuries of the Bay Area

http://tinyurl.com/zjejnae

Posted by: kbdabear at February 29, 2016 12:11 PM (D9nRe)

293 Spittle flying on facebook about racism and the Oscars.

I commented that of course it's racist. How many black people do you know named Oscar?

Posted by: Meremortal at February 29, 2016 12:11 PM (3myMJ)

294 nooooooooooooooooooo!

Posted by: chocolate covered ants at February 29, 2016 12:11 PM (Dwehj)

295 >>Sorry, I am not going to back someone because I am told they are 'winning'.

...Said Martin Sheen.

Posted by: General Zod at February 29, 2016 12:11 PM (Bdeb0)

296

I thought I heard a different tone in Rush's voice a few weeks ago, so I was thinking some of what they were saying was true; someone got in his ear, and he was being careful and sounded weird

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 29, 2016 12:11 PM (qCMvj)

297 Rush: it's not true, utter, foolish, ridiculousness.

He's gonna play some clips.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 29, 2016 12:12 PM (E6RIJ)

298 nooooooooooooooooooo!
Posted by: chocolate covered ants at February 29, 2016 12:11 PM (Dwehj)



********

be afraid....

Posted by: Chris Christie Beachin' at February 29, 2016 12:12 PM (mcm0N)

299 I anted this hangover you sumbitches.

There are many like it.

But this one is mine.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at February 29, 2016 12:12 PM (xuouz)

300 293 Spittle flying on facebook about racism and the Oscars.

I commented that of course it's racist. How many black people do you know named Oscar?

Posted by: Meremortal at February 29, 2016 12:11 PM (3myMJ)



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


The first black friend I had was named Oscar.

Posted by: Soona at February 29, 2016 12:13 PM (Fmupd)

301

He didn't say they did not approach him, Levin, Hannity, etc.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 29, 2016 12:13 PM (qCMvj)

302 "Dambusters" was a great movie (and that march, Damn), but they never used that technique again. It used up a lot of aircrew.
-----------------------

You know they were flying low when they got picked off by entangling power lines.

Balls, steel.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 29, 2016 12:14 PM (eeTCA)

303 ALL UR POTATO CHIPS ARE BELONG TO US

Posted by: the ants at February 29, 2016 12:15 PM (ATy0Q)

304 I commented that of course it's racist. How many black people do you know named Oscar?
Posted by: Meremortal at February 29, 2016 12:11 PM (3myMJ)
-------------------
The first black friend I had was named Oscar.
Posted by: Soona at February 29, 2016 12:13 PM (Fmupd)

The only Oscar I've ever met went by Scar. He was white though.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at February 29, 2016 12:15 PM (xuouz)

305
I agree with Chris Rock. Of course Hollywood is racist.

And sexist. And mostly run by pedophiles.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 29, 2016 12:15 PM (ODxAs)

306 Huh.

Apparently at the HQ, the ants are marching two by two...

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at February 29, 2016 12:15 PM (PFy0L)

307 He didn't say they did not approach him, Levin, Hannity, etc.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 29, 2016 12:13 PM
~~~~~
No. But he has in the past said that his is frequently approached to help influence events.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 29, 2016 12:15 PM (E6RIJ)

308 You know they were flying low when they got picked off by entangling power lines.

Balls, steel.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 29, 2016 12:14 PM (eeTCA)

Belly gunners, man. I can't even imagine it. On a treetop bombing run? Nutjobs.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at February 29, 2016 12:16 PM (xuouz)

309 The first black friend I had was named Oscar.

Posted by: Soona at February 29, 2016 12:13 PM (Fmupd)

Buzzkiller.

Posted by: Meremortal at February 29, 2016 12:16 PM (3myMJ)

310 The first black friend I had was named Oscar.
Posted by: Soona at February 29, 2016 12:13 PM (Fmupd)


Me too! Small world.

Posted by: Mortimer at February 29, 2016 12:16 PM (ATy0Q)

311 the damage to the industrial area beneath those dams was not long-lasting. Probably "worth doing," but it didn't create near the chaos they'd hoped for.
Posted by: Stringer Davis
-----------------

At least some of the positive results were derivative. The dam repairs diverted manpower from the building of the Atlantic Wall.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 29, 2016 12:16 PM (9mTYi)

312 ... I lived.

Posted by: Oscar Robertson at February 29, 2016 12:16 PM (BHaRb)

313 The first black friend I had was named Oscar.

Posted by: Soona at February 29, 2016 12:13 PM (Fmupd)

Buzzkiller.
Posted by: Meremortal




Oscar Buzzkiller? I knew him!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 29, 2016 12:16 PM (+058L)

314 Watching a replay of the LPGA tourney on the golf channel. That Lexi Thomas is very good at playing golf. Easy on the eyes too.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 29, 2016 12:17 PM (kTF2Z)

315
How many black people do you know named Oscar?
Posted by: Meremortal


http://tinyurl.com/jhe8qz7

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 29, 2016 12:17 PM (FkBIv)

316 My weiner is named Oscar! Heh!

Posted by: Chris Rock at February 29, 2016 12:18 PM (7WVYT)

317 Why happened to the weekend? It flew by way too quickly.

Posted by: Chi at February 29, 2016 12:18 PM (B1TZ/)

318 296

I thought I heard a different tone in Rush's voice a few weeks ago, so I was thinking some of what they were saying was true; someone got in his ear, and he was being careful and sounded weird
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 29, 2016 12:11 PM (qCMvj)


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


He even mentioned the difficulty he had trying to give his honest opinion of the candidates. He was saying it was because he knew these people, but that had never stopped him before in prior elections. I kind of figured something was up when he said this.

Posted by: Soona at February 29, 2016 12:18 PM (Fmupd)

319 316 My weiner is named Oscar! Heh!


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

I called it Vienna.

Posted by: Chris Rock's ex at February 29, 2016 12:19 PM (kTF2Z)

320 *Internet tilts over to right side as morons rush to Google 'Lexi Thomas' images*

Posted by: Mortimer at February 29, 2016 12:19 PM (ATy0Q)

321 Of course I'm actually thrilled to see Hollywood accused of racism.

Posted by: Meremortal at February 29, 2016 12:19 PM (3myMJ)

322 Oscar Buzzkiller? I knew him!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 29, 2016 12:16 PM (+058L)

I saw Oscar Buzzkiller open for Iggy Pop at The Palladium

Posted by: kbdabear at February 29, 2016 12:19 PM (D9nRe)

323 Most people don't fit into the neat little caricature of "liberal" or "conservative". They may be one or the other, or usually something else more nuanced, or any particular issue. Democrats more than R's (imo) tend more toward the PC group think talking point mentality.

Another perspective that works better for Trump is "America First" or "Globalist". Trump is winning some union worker support (not the union bosses) by pushing America First. Clinton policy in sharing our nuke tech in the 90's with China was "multipolarity", a balance of powers maintained by US sharing our tech.

Of course all the globalist happy talk enriches a few, and belittles our national heritage.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 29, 2016 12:19 PM (eUbDe)

324 Kasich is the one that basically opened his candidacy talking about how absurd Trump's immigration plans were. Kasich is also the poster boy for the Establishment.

Posted by: Lex at February 29, 2016 12:19 PM (MOVsh)

325 Oh, sorry. That's Lexi Thompson not Thomas.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 29, 2016 12:20 PM (kTF2Z)

326 You know they were flying low when they got picked off by entangling power lines.

Balls, steel.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 29, 2016 12:14 PM (eeTCA)

60 feet I believe

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 29, 2016 12:20 PM (mEZce)

327 He even mentioned the difficulty he had trying to give his honest opinion of the candidates. He was saying it was because he knew these people, but that had never stopped him before in prior elections. I kind of figured something was up when he said this.

What do ya'll suspect is up with Rush?

Posted by: Mortimer at February 29, 2016 12:21 PM (ATy0Q)

328 Oh, sorry. That's Lexi Thompson not Thomas.
Posted by: Duke
---------------------

The good ship AoSHQ, begins to right itself, but now listing to Port...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 29, 2016 12:22 PM (9mTYi)

329 "Oscar Buzzkiller? I knew him!"

Old blues guy. Had a guitar made from a gas can.

Posted by: Meremortal at February 29, 2016 12:22 PM (3myMJ)

330 "Kasich is also the poster boy for the Establishment."

Of course, there's no precedent for an insurgent outsider seizing the nomination then being compelled by circumstance to accept an establishment insider as VP.

Posted by: Zombie Ronald Reagan at February 29, 2016 12:22 PM (noWW6)

331 Oh, sorry. That's Lexi Thompson not Thomas.

well thanks.

Lexi Thomas is apparently a drag queen. And not a very good one.

I can never unsee that.

Posted by: Mortimer at February 29, 2016 12:22 PM (ATy0Q)

332 *Internet tilts over to right side as morons rush to Google 'Lexi Thomas' images*
Posted by: Mortimer at February 29, 2016 12:19 PM (ATy0Q)

I'm at work so I used my phone

Sure am glad because Lexi THOMAS is apparently a drag queen.

Lexi Thompson looks like an upstanding young folder and makes me one too

Posted by: Phone of kari at February 29, 2016 12:22 PM (t3GYW)

333

that woman who decapitated that poor child she was "babysitting" should be dead

right now
just dead

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 29, 2016 12:23 PM (qCMvj)

334 Golfer*

Lunchbreak, talk to you guys when the ewok's up

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at February 29, 2016 12:23 PM (xuouz)

335 Mortimer ... My guess would be that he's been advised to fall in line with the GOP, or lose their protection via dissent against the latest "fairness doctrine" push by Obama.

Posted by: Irony at February 29, 2016 12:23 PM (BHaRb)

336 Old blues guy. Had a guitar made from a gas can.
Posted by: Meremortal
--------------------

He called it 'Lizzie'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 29, 2016 12:24 PM (9mTYi)

337 Treacher went off on twitter a few nights back. If you roll around with trolls you risk becoming one. I almost unfollowed him.

His jokes are so pedestrian.

Posted by: DaveA at February 29, 2016 12:25 PM (DL2i+)

338 60 feet I believe
Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 29, 2016 12:20 PM (mEZce)


60 feet?

Shit. I never went below 80.....

Posted by: Cpt. Buzz Rickson, USAAC at February 29, 2016 12:25 PM (zYV5P)

339 My guess would be that he's been advised to fall in line with the GOP, or lose their protection via dissent against the latest "fairness doctrine" push by Obama.

Posted by: Irony at February 29, 2016 12:23 PM (BHaRb)

I'd think he'd take on such threats head-on, at least in the old days!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 29, 2016 12:26 PM (wYnyS)

340 From Drudge:
"Desperate migrants use battering ram to smash though fence on the Macedonia-Greece border..."

This used to be called an invasion. They have to know how ridiculous their writing on this is. i.e.: Remember when the Germans migrated to Poland in 1939?

Posted by: bananaDream at February 29, 2016 12:26 PM (Ag8Mw)

341 What do ya'll suspect is up with Rush?

Posted by: Mortimer at February 29, 2016 12:21 PM (ATy0Q)

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
He definitely knows which guy he wants but he's staying neutral in the primaries in case his guy doesn't get the nom. He sees Trump as a mistake and Rubio come onto his show a few times and flat out lied to him and his audience. Cruz is who he wants ideologically but Trump is obviously better at GOTV and Trump is a Democrat.

Posted by: CozMark at February 29, 2016 12:26 PM (0bOZe)

342 Hollywood ants racism. It also ants indignation about racism.

Strange.

Posted by: General Zod at February 29, 2016 12:27 PM (Bdeb0)

343 What do ya'll suspect is up with Rush?
Posted by: Mortimer at February 29, 2016 12:21 PM (ATy0Q)


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


What's the law that's always threatened when conservative talkers go against the establishment? It comes up every other year or so.

I think Rush has been getting some calls from the GOPe.

Posted by: Soona at February 29, 2016 12:27 PM (Fmupd)

344 He even mentioned the difficulty he had trying to
give his honest opinion of the candidates. He was saying it was because
he knew these people, but that had never stopped him before in prior
elections. I kind of figured something was up when he said this.



What do ya'll suspect is up with Rush?

Posted by: Mortimer at February 29, 2016 12:21 PM (ATy0Q)

Trump is a personal friend of Rush's even if he is a progressive Democrat in most things. That must make it hard.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 29, 2016 12:27 PM (NPofj)

345 I'd think he'd take on such threats head-on, at least in the old days!
Posted by: Hrothgar



In the old day, maybe.
In this lawless administration?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 29, 2016 12:27 PM (+058L)

346 >>> The most expensive item is a 10 day first class trip to Israel worth $55,000.

Wonder how many takers there will be.
Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 29, 2016 12:06 PM (mEZce)

*Ponders giving all the vapid celebs a one way ticket to Afghanistan next year*

We will tell them there are some lovely mountain ranges they simply must hike or they haven't lived...yeah that's the ticket.

Posted by: LizLem at February 29, 2016 12:28 PM (hvf9s)

347 Posted by: Irony

Thanks. That's terrifying.

Really not surprising at all that even social cons are moving toward the brash outsider candidates.

Posted by: Mortimer at February 29, 2016 12:28 PM (ATy0Q)

348

The Steyn piece someone linked above basically states it's okay to get out of the two party system.

Fine by me.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 29, 2016 12:28 PM (qCMvj)

349 Maggie Haberman @maggieNYT 2h20ago
Trump said he'll open up the 9/11 commission papers that are secret so people can know who "really" knocked down WTC

*****

jezzuz gawd.

Posted by: Chris Christie Beachin' at February 29, 2016 12:28 PM (mcm0N)

350 Posted by: bananaDream at February 29, 2016 12:26 PM (Ag8Mw)

Nice how they manage to omit the additional qualifer: "Desperate muzlim migrants".

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 29, 2016 12:28 PM (wYnyS)

351 or lose their protection via dissent against the latest "fairness doctrine" push by Obama.

Heh......

Posted by: Universities everywhere at February 29, 2016 12:28 PM (zYV5P)

352 The gift bag last night was valued at $200k.

Yeah, i'm gonna tune in and give those shits a minute of my time.


Yep. They're personally responsible for reporting that on their taxes. Wannna bet how many don't?

Also, some of the bigger stars will take more than one. If you're an aspiring actress manning the gift bag table, are you going to say "no" to Julianne Moore?

Posted by: bonhomme at February 29, 2016 12:29 PM (jhqr1)

353 Rush realizing he had a shot and didn't run.

Jealous.

Posted by: Meremortal at February 29, 2016 12:29 PM (3myMJ)

354 Recommended read:

Dambusters - Operation Chastise 1943

Dildy, Doug

Published by Osprey Publishing (2010)

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 29, 2016 12:29 PM (9mTYi)

355 Basically, Rush denied ever being influenced by any of these guys and that he is approached all the time. He has not changed his tune on amnesty, and is still against it.

Rush, and even Hannity to some extent, pal around with all of these people. I was surprised (shouldn't have been) to hear Rush talk about the many times he has had dinner with Megyn Kelly, and that she had been a guest at his house. It's just the way it is. Do I think they (Rush Hannity) are conservatives? Yes. But I think both are averse to making enemies which is why neither will support anyone in the primary.

This is why I like Levin more. Pulls no punches. Picks a candidate. Tells it like he sees it. Doesn't have as many friends in high places as a result. FOX hates him--Hannity is the only one that ever has him on.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 29, 2016 12:29 PM (E6RIJ)

356 Trump should demand the condition that T.J. Mackey from the movie "Magnolia" serve as his hype-man during any debate with Hillary.

Ratings.

Posted by: General Zod at February 29, 2016 12:30 PM (Bdeb0)

357
Don't even try to pretend that true-blue conservative opposition to Trump isn't aesthetic. Liberals are not the only self-appointed intellectuals guilty of vanity in this epoch of American culture.

It's politics, boys and girls. You do unsavory things in pursuit of the least bad outcome. Good lord.

AOSHQ - come for the hidden sniper paintings , stay for teh poetry.Posted by: Mortimer at February 29, 2016 11:02 AM (ATy0Q)

Yeah, Donald Trump:'Planned Parenthood--it's a great organization!'

Aesthetics, really? Fuck that, truly.

Posted by: troyriser at February 29, 2016 12:30 PM (cCEFD)

358 How many black people do you know named Oscar?

Posted by: Meremortal

Dude.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27zC2AVPo7c

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 29, 2016 12:30 PM (xq1UY)

359 His jokes are so pedestrian.

Posted by: DaveA at February 29, 2016 12:25 PM (DL2i+)


Do his jokes get hit in crosswalks, too?

Posted by: db at February 29, 2016 12:30 PM (jsof/)

360 Rush had to defend himself against the NYT piece.

It seems he understands the ramifications of the Gang of 8 bill.

Would a conservative cosponsor such a bill?

Why does Rush call Rubio a conservative?

Posted by: Valiant at February 29, 2016 12:31 PM (2bqlb)

361 Remember when the Germans migrated to Poland in 1939?>>>

The Germans had much nicer rides when they showed up in Poland than these migrants.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 29, 2016 12:31 PM (XtAzU)

362 Maggie Haberman @maggieNYT 2h20ago
Trump said he'll open up the 9/11 commission papers that are secret so people can know who "really" knocked down WTC

*****

jezzuz gawd.




Question #1. If true, why are ANY papers secret?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 29, 2016 12:31 PM (+058L)

363 In this lawless administration?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 29, 2016 12:27 PM (+058L)


"Mr Limbaugh, we need to audit your accounting practices related to your book sales!

We can do it the easy way or the hard way."

Posted by: Lois L Hrothgar at February 29, 2016 12:31 PM (wYnyS)

364 What do ya'll suspect is up with Rush?
Posted by: Mortimer at February 29, 2016 12:21 PM (ATy0Q)


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


What's the law that's always threatened when conservative talkers go against the establishment? It comes up every other year or so.

I think Rush has been getting some calls from the GOPe.
Posted by: Soona

______________


I think people like Rush are entertainers and have been playing a very dangerous practical joke that went too far and he's having buyer's remorse.

Rush is probably the single biggest reason Trump has been given cover.

I always thought the biggest problem people like Limbaugh had with the Establishment was they didn't fight the liberal agenda hard enough.

We now have a likely nominee that says Planned Parenthood is great and wants Universal health Care so people don't die in the streets.

Posted by: Branson at February 29, 2016 12:32 PM (MOVsh)

365 349 Maggie Haberman @maggieNYT 2h20ago
Trump said he'll open up the 9/11 commission papers that are secret so people can know who "really" knocked down WTC

*****

jezzuz gawd.
Posted by: Chris Christie Beachin' at February 29, 2016 12:28 PM (mcm0N)


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


It probably has nothing to do with Trutherism. He probably wants to wake everyone up about the Saudis.

Posted by: Soona at February 29, 2016 12:32 PM (Fmupd)

366 >>You do unsavory things in pursuit of the least bad outcome. Good lord.

>>Yeah, Donald Trump:'Planned Parenthood--it's a great organization!'

You do unsavory things in pursuit of the least bad outcome. Good lord.


for the visually impaired...

Posted by: Mortimer at February 29, 2016 12:32 PM (ATy0Q)

367 >>> Question #1. If true, why are ANY papers secret? Posted by: rickb223 at February 29, 2016 12:31 PM (+058L)

To troll the tinfoil hatters and Rosie O'Donnell?

Posted by: LizLem at February 29, 2016 12:32 PM (hvf9s)

368 359 His jokes are so pedestrian.

Posted by: DaveA at February 29, 2016 12:25 PM (DL2i+)

Do his jokes get hit in crosswalks, too?
Posted by: db at February 29, 2016 12:30 PM (jsof/)



His jokes are sooooooo pedestrian,

Amy Schumer won't steal them.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 29, 2016 12:33 PM (+058L)

369 Why does Rush call Rubio a conservative?

Posted by: Valiant at February 29, 2016 12:31 PM (2bqlb)

That's the one point that makes the whole thing smell funny!


Go8 =/= Conservative by even the most tortured logic.

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 29, 2016 12:33 PM (wYnyS)

370 I just started listening to Rush again ... joined Rush 24/7 so I didn't have to endure commercials. Yeah he would prefer Cruz I think, but sees the utility of Trump broadening the base. It seems he has gotten a lot of hate, for not hating Trump enough, or trashing him enough.

And I think he sees more clearly that Trump is already running for the general, and has no need to make strong conservative statements that would only hurt him against Hillary.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 29, 2016 12:34 PM (eUbDe)

371
This is why I like Levin more. Pulls no punches.
Picks a candidate. Tells it like he sees it. Doesn't have as many
friends in high places as a result. FOX hates him--Hannity is the only
one that ever has him on.


Posted by: IrishEi at February 29, 2016 12:29 PM (E6RIJ)

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Levin makes me feel like I'm in the HR office getting my ass reamed right before I have to sign an "agreement".

Posted by: CozMark at February 29, 2016 12:34 PM (0bOZe)

372 We now have a likely nominee that says Planned Parenthood is great and wants Universal health Care so people don't die in the streets.
Posted by: Branson


Unlike Mitt Romney....

oh, wait...

Posted by: Mortimer at February 29, 2016 12:34 PM (ATy0Q)

373 Someone mentioned Bl*zer the other day. Jogged some brain cells not killed by booze. I've been in and out of AoSHQ for a while, but AD's meltdown was Bl*zer like.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale inc. at February 29, 2016 12:34 PM (1JqUE)

374 I also had never heard of Brie Larson before reading that article.
Posted by: MTF at February 29, 2016 11:46 AM (TxJGV)


Jeez, what were her parents thinking?

Posted by: Fumunda Jackson at February 29, 2016 12:35 PM (wKcQA)

375 I'm in Michigan. Our primary is the 8th.

Being deluged with Hillary the Inevitable ads.

She's going to for the black vote big time. One of the ads begins with "Would the Flint water situation happened in Grosse Pointe? Or Bloomfield Hills?"

Umm.. no. Grosse Pointe and Bloomfield Hills are are not being run by corrupt politicians and are not going bankrupt. Flint went bankrupt due to decades of black, democratic leadership, and then had to have an emergency manager.

So.. no emergency manager, no water situation.

No corrupt democrats, no corrupt black politicians, no water situation.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at February 29, 2016 12:35 PM (7FH+T)

376 Aesthetics, really? Fuck that, truly.

Posted by: troyriser at February 29, 2016 12:30 PM (cCEFD)

Yeah, hadn't you heard? We don't like Donald Trump because we're "globalists". No no no, it couldn't be due to his support for single-payer, his Code Pink style attack on the Iraq War, his complete lack of principles, his authoritarian tendencies... oh no no no, we all are secretly in the bag for importing unlimited labor, dontchaknow? There can be no other logical reason!!!!!

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 29, 2016 12:36 PM (lVU49)

377 Not surprised at the lousy rating for Oscar.

It was more political rally than entertainment.

Bleh!

The beautiful and tolerant Mrs naturalfake hung in for about an hour,

i quit a few minutes earlier.


I kept thinking "Ok, SJW whining over...Now entertainment."

Nope.

Plus, once the technical Oscars were over, I knew here comes the crapola.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 29, 2016 12:36 PM (0cMkb)

378 Belly gunners, man. I can't even imagine it.


Posted by: Ghost of kari -

I have good news for you, then. Lancasters didn't have those.
You could end up just as dead, though.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 29, 2016 12:36 PM (xq1UY)

379 It seems that amusement has been added to the stages of grief this cycle.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 29, 2016 12:36 PM (kTF2Z)

380 If you haven't hiked these 6 mountain ranges, you haven't lived!
~Buzzfeed

Posted by: Phone of kari at February 29, 2016 12:36 PM (t3GYW)

381 We now have a likely nominee that says Planned Parenthood is great and wants Universal health Care so people don't die in the streets.
Posted by: Branson at February 29, 2016 12:32 PM (MOVsh)


shapiro's newest anti-trump video is pretty good

http://bit.ly/1TMONAj

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 29, 2016 12:37 PM (qCMvj)

382 >>> Trump said he'll open up the 9/11 commission papers that are secret so people can know who 'really' knocked down WTC



"jezzuz gawd."

Actually, I applaud this. The 9/11 Commission Report was full of redactions, which is ridiculous nonsense.

And it's clear why those redactions were there. To protect our "friends" the Saudis. To conceal Clinton-era incompetence. And to conceal similar Bush-era incompetence.

I'm perfectly okay dragging ALL of that stuff out in the harsh direct sun.

But really, what the nation would do well with would be a second Commission, this one not stocked to the rafters with insiders, including ones implicated in the chain of causation of the attacks. (Jamie Gorelick herself sitting on the Commission? You gotta be shitting me.)

Also, as detailed in Shenon's book on the work of the Commission, the staff found a ton of new evidence in the NSA archives at literally the last minute, after the report had been written, voted on, approved, and sent to the printers. Instead of continuing their work and including this new material in an annex to the main report, the commissioners just... quietly ignored its existence. Nothing to see here! Move along, you looky-loos!

Posted by: torquewrench at February 29, 2016 12:38 PM (noWW6)

383
"Treacher went off on twitter a few nights back. If you roll around with trolls you risk becoming one. I almost unfollowed him."

He's just tired and run-down.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale inc. at February 29, 2016 12:38 PM (1JqUE)

384 Why does Rush call Rubio a conservative?

Because Rubio is a conservative on *most* issues?

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 29, 2016 12:38 PM (lVU49)

385 One supposes that Trump will (at last!) reveal the secrets behind UFOs and Area 51.

Perhaps also the double-secret cover-up of JFK's assassination.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 29, 2016 12:38 PM (9mTYi)

386 We now have a likely nominee that says Planned Parenthood is great and wants Universal health Care so people don't die in the streets.
Posted by: Branson

Unlike Mitt Romney....

oh, wait...
Posted by: Mortime


But you just exposed the big problem here, the opposition to Romney from grassroots had nothing to do with policy and everything to do with tribalism.


Romney was unacceptable because of RomneyCare, yet that's absolutely nothing compared to Socialized Medicine like in the UK.

There's no intellectual honesty.

And every time somebody has a real dispute with Trump, his supporters keep trotting out bad counter examples to dismiss it.

Posted by: Branson at February 29, 2016 12:39 PM (MOVsh)

387 The socialists are the globalists chemjeff, youre a snooty recalcitrant old guard republican who's who can't get his Oldsmobile out of snide gear

Posted by: Phone of kari at February 29, 2016 12:39 PM (t3GYW)

388 329
"Oscar Buzzkiller? I knew him!"



Old blues guy. Had a guitar made from a gas can.

Posted by: Meremortal at February 29, 2016 12:22 PM (3myMJ)

I remember him...he used to play with Blind Mellow Jellyroll.

Posted by: B.B Kong at February 29, 2016 12:40 PM (aRUb8)

389 That's an excellent painting.

Posted by: t-bird at February 29, 2016 12:40 PM (3U4+k)

390 Some good news

Uber shooting victim, 14, is 'breathing on her own' just nine days after doctors declared her dead and prepared her body for organ donation

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at February 29, 2016 12:40 PM (mEZce)

391 On the subject of Triumph, I am not as interested in the insult dog as the upright twin British motorcycle.

I believe they went bankrupt a long time ago but I wonder if anybody bought the brand and tried to revive the product, although without their quaint habit of parts vibrating loose and falling off the bike as you rode down the highway.

Posted by: obnoxious ahole at February 29, 2016 12:41 PM (MpvuV)

392 >>Not surprised at the lousy rating for Oscar.
It was more political rally than entertainment.


Just like the recent super bowl halftime show.
They think they're entitled to an audience for their political activism.
Nope.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 29, 2016 12:41 PM (NOIQH)

393 And every time somebody has a real dispute with Trump, his supporters keep trotting out bad counter examples to dismiss it.
Posted by: Branson
-----------------------------

I'm filing a suit against you!

Posted by: Teh Donald at February 29, 2016 12:41 PM (9mTYi)

394 Why does Rush call Rubio a conservative?

Because Rubio is a conservative on *most* issues?
Posted by: chemjeff


It reminds me of the War in Iraq. This ONE issue was the only litmus test. If any conservative said anything different they were a Marxist Muslim. Now every conservative says it was an enormous mistake that gave us 2 terms of Obama.

I think immigration is important, but it's not the only issue and Trump has just as bad a past on this as the other candidates, with the exception he was actually hiring illegal immigrants.

Posted by: Branson at February 29, 2016 12:41 PM (MOVsh)

395 Hooray! New chromecast stick installed without problem and now I can enjoy the VeggieTales again! Bad, bad Grandie, won't babysit without Veggies -- or at least without a severe conservative protest.

Kidlet is up and dancing.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 29, 2016 12:41 PM (MIKMs)

396 But you just exposed the big problem here, the opposition to Romney from
grassroots had nothing to do with policy and everything to do with
tribalism.


ding ding ding

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 29, 2016 12:42 PM (lVU49)

397 I would like to see the 9/11 commission papers opened up as well. Not because of any false flag nonsense. Far from it.

I would not be surprised if our existing pre 9/11 intelligence system had fair warning ... and sat on it out of pure PC fear of "bad optics" regarding arresting Muslims ... combined with a whiff of "they wouldn't dare" arrogance.

... and if that were true - it would really make justifying MORE surveillance on US Citizens awfully tough. Especially if the existing agencies would not act on info they already had.

My two cents.

Posted by: Irony at February 29, 2016 12:42 PM (BHaRb)

398 I can't recall, since I first started paying attention in the 1988 election, when I've actually cared more about the primary candidates at the local-state-federal level.

I've always been more interested in the general.

Posted by: CozMark at February 29, 2016 12:42 PM (BjOkm)

399 The first black friend I had was named Oscar.
Posted by: Soona at February 29, 2016 12:13 PM (Fmupd)

I also had a black friend named Oscar. A Scottish terrier....

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 29, 2016 12:43 PM (u0lmX)

400 I believe they went bankrupt a long time ago but I wonder if anybody bought the brand and tried to revive the product, although without their quaint habit of parts vibrating loose and falling off the bike as you rode down the highway.
Posted by: obnoxious ahole
-----------------

Brand is alive and well. Very nice bikes they are.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, Triumph RS rider at February 29, 2016 12:43 PM (9mTYi)

401 387
The socialists are the globalists chemjeff, youre a snooty recalcitrant
old guard republican who's who can't get his Oldsmobile out of snide
gear

Posted by: Phone of kari at February 29, 2016 12:39 PM (t3GYW)

Actually, I'm a conservative first and foremost.

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 29, 2016 12:43 PM (lVU49)

402 >>Romney was unacceptable because of RomneyCare, yet that's absolutely nothing compared to Socialized Medicine like in the UK.

It also implies that Romney wanted socialized medicine when he did it to prevent real socialized medicine and was cheered for it by Republicans when he did it. Romney did a crappy job of explaining that and that's on him.

In that respect I wish he had just a touch of Trump in him and told people FYNQ.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 29, 2016 12:43 PM (/tuJf)

403 bad counter examples to dismiss it.

You mean like how Romney said whatever he had to to get votes in a blue state up to and including supporting 'right to choose' and architecting the basis for Obamacare? Like that "bad example"?

I get it: Trump-ragers gotta Trump-rage. The Amish Dude chair has been filled again.

Every politician sucks. They are shitty people. That is fact.

Keep hanging in there for the next conservative knight in shining armor though guys.

He will surely save us all.

*eyeroll*

Posted by: Mortimer at February 29, 2016 12:44 PM (ATy0Q)

404 384
Why does Rush call Rubio a conservative?

Because Rubio is a conservative on *most* issues?


Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 29, 2016 12:38 PM (lVU49

......

"I'm mostly a nice guy on most things. But not so much on killing nurses... so I guess I'm sane on *most* issues."

Posted by: Ted Bundy at February 29, 2016 12:44 PM (aRUb8)

405 I don't have an issue opening up anything regarding 9/11, in fact I'm pissed the Bush Administration covered for the Clintons.

The problem is, weak minds tend to get sucked into conspiracies and Trump is also a Jenny McCarthy "vaccines cause autism" type and I'm afraid Trump buys into the Truther nonsense.

Posted by: Branson at February 29, 2016 12:44 PM (MOVsh)

406 It reminds me of the War in Iraq. This ONE issue
was the only litmus test. If any conservative said anything different
they were a Marxist Muslim. Now every conservative says it was an
enormous mistake that gave us 2 terms of Obama.



I think immigration is important, but it's not the only issue and
Trump has just as bad a past on this as the other candidates, with the
exception he was actually hiring illegal immigrants.

Posted by: Branson at February 29, 2016 12:41 PM (MOVsh)

exactly. because Rubio is an apostate on amnesty, that doesn't suddenly mean he is some crypto-socialist.

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 29, 2016 12:44 PM (lVU49)

407 Trump is as good (or bad) as everyone running. He has a longer and better record than Rubio. Trump might be able to cut funding for PP. I doubt Cruz could. Cruz would be talked out of trying by take-your-pick. People who make big bucks off killing babies and selling baby parts have lots of friends in DC. Cruz's pecker may be in someone else's pocket.

Posted by: scorecard at February 29, 2016 12:45 PM (1uTkE)

408 And I think he sees more clearly that Trump is already running for the general, and has no need to make strong conservative statements that would only hurt him against Hillary.
Posted by: Illiniwek at February 29, 2016 12:34 PM (eUbDe)

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

I think so too. Cruz, on the other hand, will have to run with being the face of God raising up the body of Christ; evangelical pandering that even most evangelicals got sick of hearing.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 29, 2016 12:45 PM (LXJ1e)

409 I used to have a 66 Triumph Bonneville. It's 50/50 ride/fix.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 29, 2016 12:46 PM (kTF2Z)

410 I've been saying since the day he announced his candidacy that Trump could flip NY state from D to R in the general election, thereby easily winning the presidency because with NY's electoral votes, plus the GOP "gimme" states, any Republican would win.

My theory was roundly poo-pooed, dismissed because NY is too left-wing.

Well, looky here:

http://nypost.com/2016/02/28/hillary-could-lose-to-trump-in-democratic-new-york/

Hillary could lose to Trump in Democratic New York

"Confidential polling data shows Hillary Clinton could lose the presidential election in heavily Democratic New York to Donald Trump as the GOP front-runner's support grows to the point of being "surprisingly strong," The Post has learned."

Posted by: zombie at February 29, 2016 12:46 PM (jBuUi)

411 Trump is as good (or bad) as everyone running.

no, that is just not true.

You don't see other Republican candidate praising Putin or advocating spying on mosques or wanting to see the libel laws "opened up" or think that judges "sign bills" or that the only thing that needs to be done to replace ObamaCare is to remove "the lines around the states". They are absolutely NOT equivalent. Trump displays strongly authoritarian tendencies and a complete lack of seriousness about the issues, unique among the others.

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 29, 2016 12:47 PM (lVU49)

412 You mean like how Romney said whatever he had to to get votes in a blue state up to and including supporting 'right to choose' and architecting the basis for Obamacare? Like that "bad example"?

I get it: Trump-ragers gotta Trump-rage. The Amish Dude chair has been filled again.

Every politician sucks. They are shitty people. That is fact.

Keep hanging in there for the next conservative knight in shining armor though guys.

He will surely save us all.

*eyeroll*
Posted by: Mortimer



So that means anything goes because a bad Republican got the nomination?

Romney not being strong on pro-life issues is not a blank check for our nominees to be singing the praises of Planned Parenthood.

I'm not even a big SoCon but it turned my stomach hearing Trump say they were a wonderful organization.

Posted by: Branson at February 29, 2016 12:47 PM (MOVsh)

413 Actually, I'm a conservative first and foremost.
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 29, 2016 12:43 PM (lVU49)

See? Snooty.

Posted by: Phone of kari at February 29, 2016 12:47 PM (t3GYW)

414 ahole, they only vibrated their pushrod tubes loose, and only enough to leak.
Compared to the other big English twins, they were silky-smooth.
Speed Twin designed by a German.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 29, 2016 12:47 PM (xq1UY)

415 Hell, I may not even waste my time voting in NY's primary.

Trump name recognition too strong for Cruz or Rubio to defeat.

Posted by: Oschisms at February 29, 2016 12:48 PM (ZsN9X)

416 "...next conservative knight in shining armor"

The guy who's behind the guy who's behind the guy.

Posted by: General Zod at February 29, 2016 12:48 PM (Bdeb0)

417 Before anybody jumps down my throat, Trump is preferable to Rubio, to me.

Posted by: Oschisms at February 29, 2016 12:48 PM (ZsN9X)

418 OK, this is a really stupid question, but what was the car that had its picture up in the sidebar until this morning?

Posted by: David, Internet Troll at February 29, 2016 12:48 PM (1TUV/)

419 because Rubio is an apostate on amnesty, that doesn't suddenly mean he is some crypto-socialist.

Well, yes , actually it does.

Obama-style socialism relies on two things : Lawlessness
Other People's Money (taxes)

Letting people illegally is not just to be 'nice'. It's to fund billions of unfunded mandates on failed social programs and future failed social programs.

so yeah, socialist

Posted by: Mortimer at February 29, 2016 12:49 PM (ATy0Q)

420 391 On the subject of Triumph, I am not as interested in the insult dog as the upright twin British motorcycle.

I believe they went bankrupt a long time ago but I wonder if anybody bought the brand and tried to revive the product, although without their quaint habit of parts vibrating loose and falling off the bike as you rode down the highway.
Posted by: obnoxious ahole
____________

But the parts were of the finest British manufacture.

Posted by: Furious George at February 29, 2016 12:49 PM (3GAnN)

421 "Uber shooting victim, 14, is 'breathing on her own' just nine days after
doctors declared her dead and prepared her body for organ donation"

I read a frankly terrifying piece by an RN who said that she had several times seen patients, who in her clinical judgement had a possibility of recovering normal function, instead be referred for organ harvesting, over her strong objections.

Those transplant teams bring in a ton of money for hospitals and they'll just bully lower level medical staff out of the way to get to the warm fresh meat.

I recommend you all install stiff precautions in your written instructions about your own care, and drill your family, friends and legal counsel on them. And if there's one of those DONOR legends on your driver's license, get it off of there pronto.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 29, 2016 12:49 PM (noWW6)

422 I used to have a 66 Triumph Bonneville. It's 50/50 ride/fix.
Posted by: Duke Lowell
---------------

The contemporary bikes bear no real comparison to the old bikes, although there is a Bonneville vertical twin available, and popular.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, Triumph RS rider at February 29, 2016 12:49 PM (9mTYi)

423 Unlike Mitt Romney....

oh, wait...
Posted by: Mortimer at February 29, 2016 12:34 PM (ATy0Q)


It was 2014 before the "broken glass" scars healed up over that one.

Thanks, GOP-Ers.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at February 29, 2016 12:50 PM (zYV5P)

424 Hillary could lose to Trump in Democratic New York


Posted by: zombie at February 29, 2016 12:46 PM (jBuUi)



Of course. A NY Democrat running against a NY Democrat. For many reasons, Trump could win against Hillary, but first and foremost, he's a NY Democrat with name recognition.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 29, 2016 12:50 PM (qCMvj)

425 410 I've been saying since the day he announced his candidacy that Trump could flip NY state from D to R in the general election, thereby easily winning the presidency because with NY's electoral votes, plus the GOP "gimme" states, any Republican would win.

My theory was roundly poo-pooed, dismissed because NY is too left-wing.

Well, looky here:

http://nypost.com/2016/02/28/hillary-could-lose-to-trump-in-democratic-new-york/

Hillary could lose to Trump in Democratic New York

"Confidential polling data shows Hillary Clinton could lose the presidential election in heavily Democratic New York to Donald Trump as the GOP front-runner's support grows to the point of being "surprisingly strong," The Post has learned."
Posted by: zombie



Sorry, if you read the article, it's a "secret" poll from Democrat insiders. That's the only citation.

IE "We really hope Republican voters buy this bullshit so we can crush Trump"

If Trump were truly winning New York, he'd be leading Hillary nationally by 15 points.

Posted by: Branson at February 29, 2016 12:50 PM (MOVsh)

426 Spying on Mosques is radical? Only a fool or a democrat would be against that

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 29, 2016 12:50 PM (mw8Dm)

427 Jamie Gorelick owns 911. Won't believe anything until someone explains what her real role was.

Posted by: scorecard at February 29, 2016 12:50 PM (I0sxh)

428 Trump or Cruz. Each will be exponentially better than the America-hating muzzie in the WH now.

Posted by: Soona at February 29, 2016 12:50 PM (Fmupd)

429 I'm okay with spying on mosques.

We aren't???

Posted by: Seems legit at February 29, 2016 12:50 PM (xEZkG)

430 Actually, I'm a conservative first and foremost.

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

So am I, but insulting people who support another candidate is pointless. No minds will change and it just creates bad blood. Like I said, vote for whoever is closest to you in both the primary and the general.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 29, 2016 12:51 PM (kTF2Z)

431 Letting people illegally is not just to be 'nice'. It's to fund billions
of unfunded mandates on failed social programs and future failed social
programs.


Posted by: Mortimer at February 29, 2016 12:49 PM (ATy0Q)



so then, would wanting to "fund billions of unfunded mandates" without amnesty constitute "socialism"? no? Why not?

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 29, 2016 12:51 PM (lVU49)

432 427 Jamie Gorelick owns 911. Won't believe anything until someone explains what her real role was.
Posted by: scorecard at February 29, 2016 12:50 PM (I0sxh)



Plus she's got her pawprints on the Fannie Mae fiasco as well.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 29, 2016 12:53 PM (oKE6c)

433 422 I used to have a 66 Triumph Bonneville. It's 50/50 ride/fix.
Posted by: Duke Lowell



Nobody knows ..... the cursing I've seen .....

Posted by: MGB 25/75 Drive/Fix at February 29, 2016 12:53 PM (zYV5P)

434 >>so then, would wanting to "fund billions of unfunded mandates" without amnesty constitute "socialism"? no? Why not?

Yes. No.

Posted by: General Zod at February 29, 2016 12:53 PM (Bdeb0)

435 426
Spying on Mosques is radical? Only a fool or a democrat would be against that

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 29, 2016 12:50 PM (mw8Dm)

Do you favor Obama spying on Evangelical churches? No? Then don't support Trump spying on mosques

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 29, 2016 12:53 PM (lVU49)

436 Trump or Cruz. Each will be exponentially better than the America-hating muzzie in the WH now.

I am fine with either and yes , hanging on just a little bit longer.

Posted by: Mortimer at February 29, 2016 12:53 PM (ATy0Q)

437


Obama: The Lamest Duck
BY VICTOR DAVIS HANSON


https://pjmedia.com/victordavishanson/obama-the-lamest-duck/?singlepage=true

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 29, 2016 12:54 PM (qCMvj)

438 I recommend you all install stiff precautions in your written instructions about your own care, and drill your family, friends and legal counsel on them. And if there's one of those DONOR legends on your driver's license, get it off of there pronto.


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


I would pity the poor person who received my organs. I've pretty much used them up.

Posted by: Soona at February 29, 2016 12:54 PM (Fmupd)

439 435 Yes,if evangelicals take to bombing and beheading for their religion.

Posted by: steevy at February 29, 2016 12:54 PM (B48dK)

440 I don't care if Obama spies on evange!ical churches.

Posted by: Seems legit at February 29, 2016 12:54 PM (xEZkG)

441 Do you favor Obama spying on Evangelical churches? No? Then don't support Trump spying on mosques
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 29, 2016 12:53 PM (lVU49)

Oh BULLSHIT. When Evangelical parishoners start blowing themselves up and killing people get back to me, until then, find a better a reason to shovel that shit

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 29, 2016 12:54 PM (mw8Dm)

442 Do you favor Obama spying on Evangelical churches? No? Then don't support Trump spying on mosques


Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 29, 2016 12:53 PM (lVU49)

And they shouldn't spy on terrorist cells either. There's a Constitutional right to be a terrorist. I think it's one of the amendments.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 29, 2016 12:54 PM (oKE6c)

443 I would pity the poor person who received my organs. I've pretty much used them up.

Posted by: Soona at February 29, 2016 12:54 PM (Fmupd)


My liver probably looks like a charcoal briquet.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 29, 2016 12:55 PM (oKE6c)

444 Okay, chemjeff, you almost had me until you implied spying on mosques is a bad thing. .

Posted by: Russkilitlover at February 29, 2016 12:55 PM (B/fYM)

445 "OK, this is a really stupid question, but what was the car that had its picture up in the sidebar until this morning?"

I believe it to have been a circa 1970 Pontiac Firebird with the Formula 400 package. Updated with modern, wider wheels and tires. And "murdered out" by blacking or removing trim pieces.

No idea where the photo came from.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 29, 2016 12:55 PM (noWW6)

446 >>> Of course. A NY Democrat running against a NY Democrat. For many reasons, Trump could win against Hillary, but first and foremost, he's a NY Democrat with name recognition.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 29, 2016 12:50 PM (qCMvj)

And a native son, not a senate seat grubbing carpetbagger. Though that did not stop NY voting for her before...

Posted by: LizLem at February 29, 2016 12:55 PM (hvf9s)

447 Of course. A NY Democrat running against a NY Democrat. For many reasons, Trump could win against Hillary, but first and foremost, he's a NY Democrat with name recognition.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette


The key is that New York and California are the absolute linchpins of any Democratic route to general election victory. Without both of them as the automatic starting points of the D electoral college vote, it is physically impossible for any Democrat to win the presidency. If Hillary lost NY, even if she went on to win [i[every single "swing state," she'd still lose the overall election.

All Trump would have to do is just campaign in NY and nowhere else, blanketing the state with ads as well, and Hillary could not overcome the barrage. (And even if he didn't campaign there at all, his name recognition alone would probably be enough for him to win there.)

THen with NY's electoral votes plus the not-even-in-play solid Republican states, he's already over 270 electoral votes. Game over.

If the goal is to keep Hillary out of the White House, this should be at least a bit encouraging.

Posted by: zombie at February 29, 2016 12:56 PM (jBuUi)

448 oh great, now we are back to the "all Muslims are terrorists" bullshit

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 29, 2016 12:56 PM (lVU49)

449 The problem is, weak minds tend to get sucked into conspiracies and Trump is also a Jenny McCarthy "vaccines cause autism" type and I'm afraid Trump buys into the Truther nonsense.

Posted by: Branson at February 29, 2016 12:44 PM (MOVsh)

Yes. And as Mark Steyn notes, Trump's position on suing media people for libel will favor that lying shitbag Michael Mann over Steyn. And Steyn is being sued for 6 figures and says if Mann wins, he (Steyn) will be finished. That's why Steyn is making silly "show tunes with cats" albums now - to pay for his legal costs.

So - we'll have two candidates for president who are happy to shit all over the 1st Amendment. But wherever and whatever Donald shits on is just fine according to the Trump-ettes. Until the day he takes a dump on them.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 29, 2016 12:56 PM (u0lmX)

450 artisanal 'ette: shapiro's newest anti-trump video is pretty good
http://bit.ly/1TMONAj


Goes to Breitbart which has the facebook version vid.

The YouTube link for those who might want it:
https://youtu.be/yX5dBzxKNOw

Posted by: mindful webworker - Cruz/Bridenstine 2016 at February 29, 2016 12:56 PM (xkaSw)

451 >>I believe it to have been a circa 1970 Pontiac Firebird with the Formula 400 package. Updated with modern, wider wheels and tires. And "murdered out" by blacking or removing trim pieces.

With those headlights I was thinking '71.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 29, 2016 12:56 PM (/tuJf)

452 Keep hanging in there for the next conservative knight in shining armor though guys.
He will surely save us all.
*eyeroll*
Posted by: Mortimer at February 29, 2016 12:44 PM (ATy0Q)

*Ken Burns voice*
Although there had been intermittent skirmishing throughout the morning, it was an incendiary lunchtime salvo from commenter Mortimer that launched full scale fighting on the last day of February, 2016. With the largest battle of the Trumpenkrieg looming the next day and puritan conservative forces reeling from the loss of polarizing armor commander Amish "Snapping Turtle" Dude over the weekend, both sides emerged from their trenchworks as the art thread drew to a close, the Trumpenproletariat shock troopers in ever greater and ever more obnoxiously confident numbers.

Posted by: Phone of kari at February 29, 2016 12:57 PM (t3GYW)

453 Posted by: zombie at February 29, 2016 12:56 PM (jBuUi)


Excellent point.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 29, 2016 12:57 PM (oKE6c)

454 432 427 Jamie Gorelick owns 911. Won't believe anything until someone explains what her real role was.
Posted by: scorecard at February 29, 2016 12:50 PM (I0sxh)
Plus she's got her pawprints on the Fannie Mae fiasco as well.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 29, 2016 12:53 PM (oKE6c)


Heh. And we call *Obama* the "Shit Midas."

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 29, 2016 12:57 PM (voGAA)

455 Posted by: Cpt. Buzz Rickson, USAAC

That's an obscure reference. I got it because I'm a nerd and shit.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 29, 2016 12:57 PM (Nwg0u)

456 Spying on all mosques is a waste of resources, spying on certain mosques is a no-brainer.

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 29, 2016 12:58 PM (TJCSB)

457 let's just pretend that when we advocate taking away one group's religious liberty, that the same power would never ever ever be used against OUR religious liberty

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 29, 2016 12:58 PM (lVU49)

458 448 oh great, now we are back to the "all Muslims are terrorists" bullshit
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 29, 2016 12:56 PM (lVU49)




Straw man alert.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 29, 2016 12:58 PM (oKE6c)

459 Not all muslims are terrorists but almost all terrorists are muslims.

Posted by: steevy at February 29, 2016 12:58 PM (B48dK)

460 I used to have a 66 Triumph Bonneville. It's 50/50 ride/fix.

Posted by: Duke Lowell


Nobody knows ..... the cursing I've seen .....Posted by: MGB 25/75 Drive/Fix>>>

The curse of Lucas.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 29, 2016 12:58 PM (XtAzU)

461 oh great, now we are back to the "all Muslims are terrorists" bullshit
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 29, 2016 12:56 PM (lVU49)


NO YOU are. And you can shovel that shit somewhere else also

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 29, 2016 12:59 PM (mw8Dm)

462 Heh. And we call *Obama* the "Shit Midas."
Posted by: OregonMuse at February 29, 2016 12:57 PM (voGAA)



He's a piker compared to Gorelick. She probably calls him "Grasshopper."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 29, 2016 12:59 PM (oKE6c)

463 Well, there's "ride/fix" and then there is "ride/maintain." My Queen's Silver Jubilee special edition was reliable. But you had to want to static-set the valve clearances, now and again, lube the chain, all that. Used to be part of the hobby.

If you wanted to read a detailed account of why semi-socialist "mixed economies" can never work, you could do worse than to examine the business cases of BSA/Triumph/NVT and Associated Motor Cycles. It's a heartbreaker.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 29, 2016 12:59 PM (xq1UY)

464 Does any know of a Christian Church that has membership by invitation only? If it is open to the public anyone can walk in and record what the Minister/Priest is saying.

It is not much of a secret?

Is it the same way with a mosque? Not really. If you don't look islamic you may be shown the door if you don't speak the language of the imam, mullah, or what ever.

How many here speak arabic or farsi? How open are the mosques?

Not very.

Kind of like some of em don't want people, other than their own, to know what is being preached.



Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah... at February 29, 2016 12:59 PM (WVsWD)

465 "Trumpenkrieg...Trumpenproletariat."

Poetry.

Posted by: General Zod at February 29, 2016 01:00 PM (Bdeb0)

466 so then, would wanting to "fund billions of unfunded mandates" without amnesty constitute "socialism"? no? Why not?

Yes. We have become a largely crypto-socialist nation.

Don't believe me?

Two guys start a lawn business in Florida. One is American 4th generation. One is Mexican (illegal).

American guy does his own work or hires legal employees where possible. Can't expand due to socialist regulations regarding labor.

Illegal hires illegals at slave wages and expands rapidly.

Who goes broke first?

You live in a theoretical fantasy land and your constant rejection of what is right in front of your eyes in the name of "fairness" proves that.

Posted by: Mortimer at February 29, 2016 01:00 PM (ATy0Q)

467
How many here speak arabic or farsi

Ana la atekelum Arabi.

Posted by: General Zod at February 29, 2016 01:00 PM (Bdeb0)

468 Regarding that Flint, Michigan water crisis: Why is this not being beaten like a drum?
http://tinyurl.com/gtu6x2q

Posted by: UDM at February 29, 2016 01:01 PM (sxb4U)

469 If anyone wants to argue the axiomatic point that not all Muslims are terrorists, I yield it to you. However the vast majority of terrorists are Muslim. Have you seen what the French are finding in their mosques/armories? To not give suspected mosques extra scrutiny is irresponsible. Notice I didn't say all of them?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 29, 2016 01:01 PM (kTF2Z)

470 The head of CAIR has already said that islam is not here to equal. It is here to dominate.

Fun stuff eh?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah... at February 29, 2016 01:01 PM (WVsWD)

471 448 oh great, now we are back to the "all Muslims are terrorists" bullshit
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 29, 2016 12:56 PM (lVU49)


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As far as muzzies go, I'll stick with this: Radical muzzies want to kill you. Moderate muzzies want a radical muzzie to kill you.

Posted by: Soona at February 29, 2016 01:01 PM (Fmupd)

472 First phrase I learned in Mosul. "I don't speak your weird desert-language."

Posted by: General Zod at February 29, 2016 01:01 PM (Bdeb0)

473 465 "Trumpenkrieg...Trumpenproletariat."
Poetry.
Posted by: General Zod at February 29, 2016 01:00 PM (Bdeb0)




Leading up to "Trumpendaemmerung."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 29, 2016 01:02 PM (oKE6c)

474 not all Muslims are terrorists

Only the good ones.

Posted by: every mullah , ever at February 29, 2016 01:02 PM (ATy0Q)

475 And if there's one of those DONOR legends on your driver's license, get it off of there pronto.

--

When my mom died in 2009, she had a donor thing on her license for donating her eyes, retinas or whatever they take when you donate them. She had just barely passed away (a day prior) and the donor people called me to remind me she had listed that as her preference. I was a bit taken aback that they didn't even pass along even the vaguest hint of condolences before the rather firm reminder she had this on her license. The person I talked to was rather cold.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at February 29, 2016 01:02 PM (pVkEV)

476 Sorry, if you read the article, it's a "secret" poll from Democrat insiders. That's the only citation.

IE "We really hope Republican voters buy this bullshit so we can crush Trump"

If Trump were truly winning New York, he'd be leading Hillary nationally by 15 points.
Posted by: Branson


If the Democrats want to play the double-reverse sneaky-deaky sleight-of-hand strategy of tricking the Republicans into voting for the "wrong" candidate, it will backfire spectacularly.

The Ds have no more idea of what the future holds than does anyone else. They may think they can beat Trump, but so did Jeb, Carson, Cruz, Rubio and the rest. Ooops.

I am not a Trump supporter, but I would be gleeful if he stomped Hillary into oblivion.

Posted by: zombie at February 29, 2016 01:02 PM (jBuUi)

477 ...Trump displays strongly authoritarian tendencies and a complete lack of seriousness about the issues, unique among the others...

Where is the evidence? Your evidence is his words which contradict his public actions. He can get by with saying these things because everyone already think they know him. He is as good or better than the other candidates because he has a moderate (by contemporaneous definition, not mine) record. Read his books. Watch his shows. Google his deals. That is his record. Joan Rivers would support him.

Jeb or Rubio would already be the nominee if Trump didn't say outrageous things. No candidate could win following your suggestions and the winning candidate won't get your vote.

Posted by: scorecard at February 29, 2016 01:02 PM (1uTkE)

478

interesting


Law Enforcement Seized This Oklahoma Man's Truck Without Charging Him With a Crime

http://dailysign.al/1Qo5igp

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 29, 2016 01:02 PM (qCMvj)

479 >>let's just pretend that when we advocate taking away one group's religious liberty, that the same power would never ever ever be used against OUR religious liberty

I'd rather pretend that you weren't posting.

Posted by: General Zod at February 29, 2016 01:03 PM (Bdeb0)

480 because Rubio is an apostate on amnesty, that doesn't suddenly mean he is some crypto-socialist.
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16

He's also rolled with the power craving assholes in the war on women. And he's throwing young men under the bus.

So he doesn't give a shit for the rule of law, AND he's giving ammo to the bastards that whipped up the war on women and the fake '1 in 5' bullshitters. Of whom Biden is one.

It'd be interesting if Delaware's own Joe Biden emerges from underneath a rock and squares off against rubio.

Posted by: Blue Hen at February 29, 2016 01:03 PM (326rv)

481 Do you favor Obama spying on Evangelical churches? No? Then don't support Trump spying on mosques

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 29, 2016 12:53 PM (lVU49)


If Obama spied on my church, the only thing he'd find out is that pretty much all of us in the congregation think he's a crappy president.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 29, 2016 01:04 PM (voGAA)

482 Unfortunately listened to Outnumbered at lunch. Brit Hume was the token guy on the show.

According to Hume, Trump is going to be the Republican nominee and he will lose badly in the general election against Hillary. He didn't explain why he thought that way, just said it as opinion.
He also said that the Republicans will possibly lose the Senate and could lose the House. Because of Trump, I guess.

He also said that Hillary will not be indicted, because he has read numerous legal opinions on having a private server in your home and some say it is illegal and other's say it's not. So he believes the Justice Department will go with no indictment, because when you think about it, when a major party nominates someone to run for President, is it really good for the country to have that person be indicted for something that really isn't a big deal in most legal circles?

Even Tantaros was speechless. She merely said that at the very least, a felony was committed for not having a secure server used for government emails......

Posted by: Jen the original at February 29, 2016 01:04 PM (dErES)

483 I think Trump could make NY closer but I doubt he could carry NY State, but shit, This year is so crazy who knows. And of course will hillary be indicted?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 29, 2016 01:04 PM (mw8Dm)

484 What's missing? U R!

Posted by: Frederick Edwin Ch--ch at February 29, 2016 01:04 PM (xUkfn)

485 I just watched the video of that stupid Bernie 19 year old crying about the mean Trump people on the phone.

COMEDY GOLD JERRY!!

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 29, 2016 01:04 PM (0LHZx)

486 Do you favor Obama spying on Evangelical churches? No? Then don't support Trump spying on mosques
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 29, 2016 12:53 PM (lVU49)

I favor the government not restricting it's anti-terror efforts based on favored religion status. Has a given parish/mosque/temple had a visiting speaker with ties to a terrorist organization? Given money to a terrorist organization? Had members who committed acts of terror or conspired to help others commit them?

It's not a difficult concept. Keep painting those who disagree with you as bigots though, that's going gangbusters for the current slate of presidential candidates. Or hadnt you noticed it's the anti-PC candidate whose rallies are cracking 30,000 attendees?

Posted by: Phone of kari at February 29, 2016 01:04 PM (t3GYW)

487 let's just pretend that when we advocate taking away one group's religious liberty, that the same power would never ever ever be used against OUR religious liberty


Nobody should expect to be immune from investigation of criminal conspiracy just because he drapes a shroud of religion around his scheme. When Protestants start flying airliners into buildings, I will have no problem with the authorities treating them the same way.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 29, 2016 01:05 PM (8ZskC)

488 >>Delaware's own Joe Biden

"I'd like to announce my candidacy for the Democratic nomination of the Republican Party!" Or whatever.

Posted by: General Zod at February 29, 2016 01:05 PM (Bdeb0)

489 If Obama spied on my church, the only thing he'd find out is that pretty much all of us in the congregation think he's a crappy president.
Posted by: OregonMuse at February 29, 2016 01:04 PM (voGAA)

To the gulag, deists!

Posted by: Phone of kari at February 29, 2016 01:05 PM (t3GYW)

490 483 I think Trump could make NY closer but I doubt he could carry NY State, but shit, This year is so crazy who knows. And of course will hillary be indicted?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 29, 2016 01:04 PM (mw8Dm)

____

If a Republican is within 10% of winning NY state, the election is over since he will have won FL, OH, CO, NV already.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 29, 2016 01:06 PM (0LHZx)

491 So, who exactly is the "perfect republican" we need to compare everyone against? Reagan?

If so, and no one can obtain that level of "perfect conservatism", what is an acceptable level of conservatism? Say if Reagan is a 5 on the scale, is a 3 acceptable? Because I doubt we ever find a 5 again.


Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 29, 2016 01:06 PM (2PHKP)

492 All Trump would have to do is just campaign in NY and nowhere else, blanketing the state with ads as well, and Hillary could not overcome the barrage. (And even if he didn't campaign there at all, his name recognition alone would probably be enough for him to win there.)

*********


He loses New York by something close to 25% in recent polling--I'll get that polling in a minute

Also his unfavorables over the last polling usually hovers at 55%. The latest average of that has him at 61.8%

Then in South Carolina--remember--66.5% of the voters did not want Trump.

Posted by: Chris Christie Beachin' at February 29, 2016 01:06 PM (mcm0N)

493 let's just pretend that when we advocate taking away one group's
religious liberty, that the same power would never ever ever be used
against OUR religious liberty




Among the flaws in your argument is the notion that attending a religious service constitutes "taking away a group's religious liberty." Closing a church/ mosque/ whatever, or arresting ministers/ priests/ imams/ whatevers for purely religious reasons* would constitute an infringement of religious liberty. See the difference? Most religions would be thrilled to have non-believers show up, in the hopes that they might convert them.


*(PRE-EMPTIVE NOTE: advocating killing people or blowing shit up does not count as religious advocacy, and getting popped for that is perfectly A-OK.)

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 29, 2016 01:07 PM (oKE6c)

494 Oh for the love of...one of my state's senators has sponsored a bill to make #Utah the official state hashtag and #SkiUtah the official hashtag for Utah Tourism.

Glad nothing else of importance is going on!

Decadence, pure decadence.

Posted by: LizLem at February 29, 2016 01:08 PM (hvf9s)

495 468 Regarding that Flint, Michigan water crisis: Why is this not being beaten like a drum?
http://tinyurl.com/gtu6x2q
Posted by: UDM at February 29, 2016 01:01 PM (sxb4U)

Because:
Gov. Tom Wolf (D) Pennsylvania
Gov. Rick Snyder (R) Michigan

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at February 29, 2016 01:08 PM (dQJCS)

496 I am not a Trump supporter, but I would be gleeful if he stomped Hillary into oblivion.

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

Zombie nails it. That's exactly my position.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 29, 2016 01:08 PM (kTF2Z)

497 I believe they went bankrupt

They're still making bikes including

http://www.triumphmotorcycles.com/bikes/
Cruisers/Rocket/2016/rocket-iii-roadster-abs

Leak rate + electrics unknown.

Posted by: DaveA at February 29, 2016 01:09 PM (DL2i+)

498 Then in South Carolina--remember--66.5% of the voters did not want Trump. Posted by: Chris Christie Beachin' at February 29, 2016 01:06 PM

And what percentage of SC voters didn't want Rafael or Dondi?

Posted by: MrScribbler at February 29, 2016 01:09 PM (D+xyy)

499
But you just exposed the big problem here, the opposition to Romney from
grassroots had nothing to do with policy and everything to do with
tribalism.

ding ding ding-----chemjeff

You actually believe that? Really. Sad.
He wasn't a Conservative and there were many legitimate reasons NOT to support him. You are starting to sound like the Trump bashers.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale inc. at February 29, 2016 01:09 PM (1JqUE)

500 If Obama spied on my church, the only thing he'd find out is that pretty much all of us in the congregation think he's a crappy president.


Posted by: OregonMuse at February 29, 2016 01:04 PM (voGAA)



And also, most likely, that the congregation prayed for him (and the country) anyway...as opposed to praying for "Death to America."

Posted by: Country Singer at February 29, 2016 01:10 PM (8Y7+f)

501 Islam isn't a religion. It's a totalitarian death cult.

Posted by: Lauren at February 29, 2016 01:10 PM (rrG3v)

502 ...group's religious liberty...
convert or die
convert or pay religious tax

islam is a shakedown racket and death cult.
remember the deported mafia?
your religion says kill others? out of here

Posted by: scorecard at February 29, 2016 01:10 PM (I0sxh)

503 Posted by: Mortimer at February 29, 2016 01:00 PM (ATy0Q)

so the "socialism" part has nothing to do with Rubio's position on amnesty. According to your standard, every candidate is a "socialist", amnesty or not, because every candidate doesn't want to abolish entitlements. Is that about right?

so "no true conservative" it is then

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 29, 2016 01:11 PM (lVU49)

504 OregonMuse: If Obama spied on my church, the only thing he'd find out is that pretty much all of us in the congregation think he's a crappy president.

Not an "Evangelical Christian" myself (despite my evangelizing for that fellow Jesus), but I had to laugh at the thought of "spying" on their churches.

I imagine a "spy" walking in, to open arms and words of welcome, and invitations to participate in everything.

"So, where do you keep the hidden guns and bombs?"

"When are the secret sermons about killing non-Evangelicals?"

Now, the Catholics, that's a different thing.

"Whattaya mean, I can't take part in the communion??"

"The Vatican is trying to trying to make the Pope king of the world, isn't it?!"

Obvious terrorists.

Posted by: mindful webworker - holy moley! at February 29, 2016 01:11 PM (xkaSw)

505 Lauren said it first :-)

Posted by: scorecard at February 29, 2016 01:11 PM (I0sxh)

506 Nood Trigger warning

Posted by: Buzzsaw at February 29, 2016 01:11 PM (XtAzU)

507 Ace is awake.

Posted by: HH at February 29, 2016 01:11 PM (DrCtv)

508 The GOPe and the Dems are united in their dislike of Trump and his supporters. Hands across the aisle eleventy! Bull in the Chyyyyyny shop! Don't upset the apple cart! The Spice Must Flow!



Posted by: mrp at February 29, 2016 01:11 PM (JBggj)

509 But you just exposed the big problem here, the opposition to Romney from
grassroots had nothing to do with policy and everything to do with
tribalism.

ding ding ding-----chemjeff




wow

Posted by: Mortimer at February 29, 2016 01:11 PM (ATy0Q)

510 Posted by: LizLem at February 29, 2016 01:08 PM (hvf9s)


Heh. My home state of Tennessee just voted the Barrett .50cal as the Official State Rifle.

Posted by: Country Singer at February 29, 2016 01:11 PM (8Y7+f)

511 Islam isn't a religion. It's a totalitarian death cult.
Posted by: Lauren at February 29, 2016 01:10 PM (rrG3v)


the hell you say. That nanny in Moscow ho cut off the 4 year old's head and paraded it around was Epsicopalian wasn't she?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 29, 2016 01:11 PM (mw8Dm)

512 485 I just watched the video of that stupid Bernie 19 year old crying about the mean Trump people on the phone.

COMEDY GOLD JERRY!!

That vid should be used to illustrate what is meant by the term "special snowflakes."

I wonder if she'll be embarrassed by it 20 or 30 years down the road. If our country somehow manages to regain its' sanity, perhaps she will be.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at February 29, 2016 01:11 PM (u0lmX)

513 >>seeing Trump stomp Hillary

I'd be gleeful, too. Coming from deep in the heart of Blue Virginia, seeing neighbors' heads exploding would be sublime. Hell, I'd hire the local high school marching band to assemble in front of beta-next-door for an hour or so...

Posted by: General Zod at February 29, 2016 01:11 PM (Bdeb0)

514 If there was a Catholic Church with potential ties to the IRA and there was intelligence that they might be planning to expand attacks to the US because of them being an ally to the UK I would have no issue with investigation into that church.

Freedom of religion doesn't mean you get to plan attacks in your place of worship.

Posted by: buzzion at February 29, 2016 01:12 PM (zt+N6)

515 Ace up with the ugly beheading babysitter story.

Posted by: mindful webworker - off to do some real life at February 29, 2016 01:12 PM (xkaSw)

516
"I am not a Trump supporter, but I would be gleeful if he stomped Hillary into oblivion."

I second that.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale inc. at February 29, 2016 01:13 PM (1JqUE)

517 Like I've been saying. This election season is by far beyond anything I've seen in my lifetime. It's been very interesting to watch.

What will we end up with? Probably chaos. But that's not because of any one candidate. It has been baking in the cake for a long time.

Posted by: Soona at February 29, 2016 01:13 PM (Fmupd)

518 ace has been roused from sleep.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 29, 2016 01:13 PM (voGAA)

519 Team Trump really is something. Complaining about nasty attacks. That's some chutzpah.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 29, 2016 01:13 PM (2PHKP)

520 Ha! Jinx scorecard.

Posted by: Lauren at February 29, 2016 01:14 PM (rrG3v)

521 Churches in Erie, PA are collecting bottled water to send to Michigan. Completely oblivious to reality.

Posted by: UDM at February 29, 2016 01:14 PM (sxb4U)

522 >>> Also his unfavorables over the last polling usually hovers at 55%. The latest average of that has him at 61.8%

What are Hillary's unfavorables? Because they must be high. I would crawl over broken glass to vote against her and I can't be the only one.

Posted by: LizLem at February 29, 2016 01:14 PM (hvf9s)

523 You do unsavory things in pursuit of the least bad outcome. Good lord.

for the visually impaired...

Posted by: Mortimer at February 29, 2016 12:32 PM (ATy0Q)

I'll pull the lever for that skeevy rat bastard if he wins the nomination. After all, I pulled the lever for McCain and Romney. But that doesn't mean I view the man as anything remotelyresembling a solution to any problem.Trump and Hillary are interchangeable, in my view. I'll vote for Trump as my party's nominee and then quitthe GOP, go independent and not look back.

A pox on both their houses.

Posted by: troyriser at February 29, 2016 01:15 PM (cCEFD)

524 Won't believe anything until someone explains what her real role was.

She's a Democrat whose stupid ideas cost thousands of American lives and trillions of dollars. That's her real role. She's a director at Amazon now so expect the drone delivery program to wind up delivering anthrax and then crashing into Fort Knox.

Posted by: DaveA at February 29, 2016 01:16 PM (DL2i+)

525 Then in South Carolina--remember--66.5% of the voters did not want Trump.

Posted by: Chris Christie Beachin' at February 29, 2016 01:06 PM (mcm0N)

____

This is always such a stupid argument. In a 6 person race, a majority of people will always "not want" one of the 6. 66.5% didn't want Trump. OK well 76.5% didn't want Rubio and 76.7% didn't want Cruz. What's your point?

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 29, 2016 01:17 PM (0LHZx)

526 There is ample precedent for "spying" on Christian churches, although it was mostly Democrats doing it, as things turned out. During WWI, German-speaking Lutherans were under close scrutiny, as were Orthodox catholics whose traditions came from "points east." If a congregation published a newspaper or bulletin (and most did) in a language other than English, certified translations had to be submitted in advance to postal authorities before they could be mailed, as a safeguard against sedition. Civilian, but officially connected, observers were appointed to keep an eye on what went on in religious observances. Virtually all German-language services ended. And, in the overwhelming majority, the congregants..."understood."

A whole lotsa-buncha Italian-source Catholics were detained in the early days of WWII. The numbers dwarf the Japanese interments. Everybody has had their turn in the barrel, when the homeland of their faith is at war with the United States.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 29, 2016 01:18 PM (xq1UY)

527 Completely amazed that people believe the NYT propaganda piece.

Listening to Rush now regarding the supposed meeting with Schumer and Rubio:

Rubio was never there, it was Lindsey Graham and Schumer in 2011 - two years before G8B. It was Graham and Schumer that explained something had to be done about illegal immigration and they were looking to work on a bill, went through points to push, Rush said he'd support it if no voting rights were granted. Silence from Graham and Schumer.

It was a three-hour dinner with many people invited, not focused on amnesty alone, many topics discussed.

NYT article only quoted half of Rush's statement about Rubio being a conservative.

And on and on. Can't believe people who know and listen to Rush (and Levin and Ingraham) would believe the NYT, pushed by Breitbart/Trump. Mind-boggling.

Posted by: Joanne at February 29, 2016 01:19 PM (hgBpU)

528 She's a director at Amazon now so expect the drone
delivery program to wind up delivering anthrax and then crashing into
Fort Knox.


Posted by: DaveA at February 29, 2016 01:16 PM (DL2i+)


And that's a best case scenario.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 29, 2016 01:19 PM (oKE6c)

529 chemjeff, did you see the christian carrying that 4yo's head in Russia?

Posted by: pc sucks at February 29, 2016 01:19 PM (SOVQ8)

530 All I gotta say is if the Feds want to spy on my church, well, all they're going to get are a bunch of recipes for potato salad.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at February 29, 2016 01:20 PM (PFy0L)

531 What religion quotes their founder as 'render unto Ceasar that which is Ceasar's" and compare and contrast the 'religion' that mandates killing those who disagree.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 29, 2016 01:21 PM (MIKMs)

532 I am not in favor of guilt by association, that is what the left does.


If the leaders of a specific mosque are reasonably suspected of being accomplices in a specific crime, and not just "because they're Muslim", then yes, they should get extra scrutiny.


It is interesting, when Trump says "spy on mosques", I think he means "he wants to spy on all of them, the innocent as well as the guilty, because he does not distinguish between ordinary Muslims and radical terrorists". Evidently you think he means "he wants to spy only on the guilty ones and leave the innocent ones alone". You think he's well-intentioned, I don't. I don't, because of his demonstrated authoritarian streak and his general lack of meaningful thought given to important constitutional issues in general.


Here is what Trump said:

http://tinyurl.com/zvzbehx

He did say he wanted more surveillance over mosques in general, not just the "guilty" ones.

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 29, 2016 01:21 PM (lVU49)

533
He did say he wanted more surveillance over mosques in general, not just the "guilty" ones.


Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 29, 2016 01:21 PM (lVU49)

How do you know which are the guilty ones until and unless you check them out?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at February 29, 2016 01:22 PM (oKE6c)

534 >>If the leaders of a specific mosque are reasonably suspected of being accomplices in a specific crime, and not just "because they're Muslim", then yes, they should get extra scrutiny.

Uhh, you do the "extra scrutiny" at the front end or your new-math equation doesn't work, Von Braun.

Posted by: General Zod at February 29, 2016 01:23 PM (Bdeb0)

535 394 Why does Rush call Rubio a conservative?

Because Rubio is a conservative on *most* issues?
Posted by: chemjeff

It reminds me of the War in Iraq. This ONE issue was the only litmus test. If any conservative said anything different they were a Marxist Muslim. Now every conservative says it was an enormous mistake that gave us 2 terms of Obama.
Posted by: Branson at February 29, 2016 12:41 PM (MOVsh)

Just because words that sound conservative come out of one's mouth when they are preaching to choirs during primary season does not mean they are conservative. He's failed to explain himself and suddenly takes an interest in many other things that, while not expressly contradicted, were not centerpieces of his career.

What we do know is that he's an extremely inexperienced absentee senator who never worked in anything outside of politics. That particular mold of human being, we know at least anecdotally, never turns out to be very conservative or sincere in anything they say.

So while Trump has made that a hot-button issue, I would hardly say it's fair to characterize those who see Rubio for what he is - a fresh-off-the-line conservative talking point machine with an unearned sense of entitlement and high likelihood of the lockstep establishment performance we will no longer stomach - as hung up on a single issue.

Posted by: 0302 at February 29, 2016 01:23 PM (wx6iv)

536 Game over for her thighness.





Posted by: Alf767 at February 29, 2016
******

Sit Juanita Broaddrick (sp?), Kathleen Wiley et al. next to the Benghazi families/warriors.

Posted by: #BlackLiesMatter at February 29, 2016 01:29 PM (g1MTt)

537 Trump's unfavorables are changing as the election goes on.

Isn't it interesting that the David Duke endorsement is complete rubbish? Is it too much to expect the media to at least check this stuff out?

Posted by: notsothoreau at February 29, 2016 01:29 PM (5HBd1)

538 It reminds me of the War in Iraq. This ONE issue was the only litmus test. If any conservative said anything different they were a Marxist Muslim. Now every conservative says it was an enormous mistake that gave us 2 terms of Obama.
Posted by: Branson at February 29, 2016 12:41 PM (MOVsh)


Should be noted that one of the many things Saddam did was try to asssasinate George H. W. Bush, former President of the United States. Attempted assasination of current and former heads of state is historically viewed asa legitimate casus belli. Removing Saddam was the right thing to do. That said, staying in that shithole and attempting to make of it something resembling a modern nation-state was the wrong thing to do.

Posted by: troyriser at February 29, 2016 01:32 PM (cCEFD)

539 Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16
____

Islam is not a religion.

Posted by: #BlackLiesMatter at February 29, 2016 01:32 PM (g1MTt)

540 Oh BULLSHIT. When Evangelical parishoners start blowing themselves up and killing people get back to me, until then, find a better a reason to shovel that shit
Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 29, 2016 12:54 PM (mw8Dm)

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

Didn't France close 270 mosques because they found caches of weapons?

Does anyone think they do not do that here?

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 29, 2016 01:33 PM (LXJ1e)

541 522 >>> Also his unfavorables over the last polling usually hovers at 55%. The latest average of that has him at 61.8%

What are Hillary's unfavorables? Because they must be high. I would crawl over broken glass to vote against her and I can't be the only one.
Posted by: LizLem at February 29, 2016 01:14 PM (

***********

Good point.

But for the Democrats Hillary is a fait accompli.

They are essentially stuck with her.

That's why the media polling is do desperate to sell Trump as a done deal.

We still have other options. Only a very small portion of the electorate has actually vote for Donald and those primaries were essentially open primaries.

Another point--who is the most liberal nasty commenter here in this thread--historically?

Mr. Moo Moo--and who does he pimp 24/7?

Most people particularly in general elections like to vote for postive things. Donald is not an uplifting inspirational speaker. I suspect the negativity of the campaign will depress turn out.

And, the general election has a very different voter model.

Many voters vote in the general--but do not vote in the primaries.

Posted by: Chris Christie Beachin' at February 29, 2016 01:33 PM (mcm0N)

542 If it looks like the shrill harridan is going to lose NY, she will be indicted and Slow Joe put in her place.

Posted by: oddnot not liking these times at February 29, 2016 01:36 PM (g1MTt)

543 >>is not an uplifting inspirational speaker.

Thousands wait in long lines to get into stadiums (stadia?) to hear him, pretty much everywhere he goes. I doubt they're doing that because he's dull. The data doesn't lie.

Posted by: General Zod at February 29, 2016 01:38 PM (Bdeb0)

544 Trump said he hasn't even gotten started on Hillary yet.

This from the man that knocked out the "war on women" crap in one shot.

Hillary is already associated with the word "liar". By the time Trump is done she will associated with the word "criminal".

Posted by: Make America Great Again at February 29, 2016 01:40 PM (LXJ1e)

545 Moo

Not that many people have actually voted for Donald that is the point.

A lawyer type here tries repeatedly to convince people that no one can win the Presidency without Donald's voters that is most likely false.

So far a negligible percentage of the general voting population has actually voted for Donald.

Posted by: Chris Christie Beachin' at February 29, 2016 01:44 PM (mcm0N)

546 543 >>is not an uplifting inspirational speaker.

Thousands wait in long lines to get into stadiums (stadia?) to hear him, pretty much everywhere he goes. I doubt they're doing that because he's dull. The data doesn't lie.
Posted by: General Zod at February 29, 2016 01:38 PM (Bdeb0)

********

He is entertaining--I'll admit that.

Posted by: Chris Christie Beachin' at February 29, 2016 01:46 PM (mcm0N)

547 >>So far a negligible percentage

So far the only percentage that matters to Trump has voted for Trump. That may change when the circumstances change, but for now, he's winning what he intends/needs to win to get to the next tee.

>>Most people particularly in general elections like to vote for postive things.

I hate to be the 'show-your-math' guy, but...show your math. Also, whose definition are you using for 'positive things?'

Posted by: General Zod at February 29, 2016 01:49 PM (Bdeb0)

548 So far the only percentage that matters to Trump has voted for Trump. That may change when the circumstances change, but for now, he's winning what he intends/needs to win to get to the next tee.

*********

Basically people still have the freedom to choose. The democrats are adherents of BF Skinner--setting and controlling the environment . The constant polling paid for by media that is mostly Liberal and directly benefits from campaign dollars tries to set the conditions.

IOW Don't be a chubby poll chaser like me--you're gonna get burned like a flapjack on Hillary's griddle .

Posted by: Chris Christie Beachin' at February 29, 2016 02:01 PM (mcm0N)

549 Now every conservative says it was an enormous mistake that gave us 2 terms of Obama.

No, just a few on here with loud voices.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at February 29, 2016 04:12 PM (39g3+)

550 Hey Fred, you're known for breathtaking naturalistic landscapes, right?

Sure Nester, why you ask?

Watchya gonna paint today?

Oh, I was thinking of mixing mud with my pigments and painting the bottom half three patches of mud. To suggest mysterious areas of vegetation, and maybe provide glimpses of light as they do with modern movies, you know, an entirely dark screen, flash, flash, flash, to provide achingly insufficient environmental information to crate anxiety in the viewer, like Aliens, makes you wanna get up and walk out. That's what I'll do. I'll make a muddy dark painting with near zero vegetative information so attention is directed to a depressing filthy sunset, perhaps sunrise, morning star. Whatever. One tiny fainted dirty grimy glimmer. That's what I'll paint today.

Posted by: bour3 at February 29, 2016 04:24 PM (5x3+2)

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