Overnight Open Thread (3-2-2016) – Daydream Believer and Homecoming Queen Edition

Quote of the Day

'We're All Muslims Deep Down,' Says ...Boston Police Commissioner. Commissioner William B. Evans said this at a mosque that has produced at least six people jailed or killed for terror activity.

Straight-Talking Captain Clay Higgins Felled By Political Correctness, Made To Resign

Captain Clay Higgins famous for his St. Landry Parish Crime Stoppers videos which have appeared on various ONTs went after the Gremlins street gang in this recent video. As one YouTube commenter put it, "Got damn man he makes me wanna turn myself in and I didn't even do shit".

Well apparently the video upset the usual activist suspects who applied political pressure which led to Higgins turning in his badge.

Along with Higgins, appearing in the video were members of various law enforcement agencies in the area and leaders in the black community of St. Landry Parish.

However, the ACLU took issue with an advance copy of Higgins' script for the segment, and several people identifying themselves as family members of the accused gang members said they felt their relatives were in danger because of the segment.

Makes you almost want to weep.

Piece of Flight MH370 Possibly Found on Mozambique Coast

If verified, this tail part combined with the flaperon found on Reunion Island in July and the satellite ping Doppler shifts pretty much guarantee that flight MH370 went down somewhere in the southern Indian ocean nearly two years ago. Of course the southern Indian ocean is one of the remotest, least traveled areas of Earth which makes it a perfect place to dump a plane so it's never found or do stuff away from prying eyes.

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Chris Christie: I Have A Big Mouth Yet I Cannot Scream

Some classic snark on a broken man.

Chris Christie spent the entire speech screaming wordlessly. I have never seen someone scream so loudly without using his mouth before. It would have been remarkable if it had not been so terrifying.

Sometimes, at night, do you still hear them, Clarice? The screaming of the Christies?

His were the eyes of a man who has gazed into the abyss, and the abyss gazed back, and then he endorsed the abyss.

...This is his life now.

Soon he must return to the plane onto which Trump humiliatingly sent him before. Soon he must return to the small cupboard under the stairs where he is kept and occasionally thrown small slivers of metaphorical raw meat. When he asked to be part of Trump's cabinet he never thought to specify "presidential cabinet, of course, not a literal cabinet underground where the ventilation is poor and there is no light." It just did not occur to him. Why would it?

And now it is too late.

Nobody is coming for you, Chris Christie. Nobody is coming to save you.

I watched carefully but didn't see any blinked Morse code messages. Mainly because Christie doesn't know Morse code. Plus his eyes already send the message better than any words could.

What a Dirty Campaign Really Looks Like

Jackson supporters accused Adams of having premarital relations with his wife and Jacksonian newspapers called him "The Pimp," procuring young girls for Czar Alexander I when he was minister to Russia. Adams's stewards contended that Jackson's mother was "a common prostitute, brought to this country by the British soldiers." . . .

Adams's supporters lashed out at Jackson as a drunkard, duelist and cockfighter-and a man who couldn't even spell "Europe" (he spelled it "Urope"). Jackson's wife, Rachel, was called variously a "whore" and an "adulteress," because she married Jackson before her divorce was final.

Status: False. Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson emigrated to the US in 1765 on her own accord without any involvement of British troops.

If You Love Gun Control, the Bern Is Not For You

The exit polls in the South Carolina Democratic presidential primary showed those who favored reducing gun violence over gun rights chose her by a 50 point margin, with 81% of those polled siding with Mrs. Clinton on gun control. Only 16% said protecting gun owner's rights was more important, despite 41% of voters identifying themselves as gun owners.

Your College Major Can Be a Pretty Good Indication of How Smart You Are

Warning: Generalizations ahead.

Back when I was in graduate school I semi-supported myself through stats tutoring to mainly psychology and education students and man did the education majors need a LOT of tutoring. They were nice, well-meaning girls - yes nearly all were female - but holy cow were they um, learning challenged. Now the world takes all kinds and not everyone is gifted in intellectual areas or has the time to focus on all things and we're all God's creatures and all that but still - I was astounded at the sheer inability of some of them to abstract even the smallest bit.

I could walk them through three similar problems and they seemed to get it and then when I asked them to do a problem on their own that was only a minor variation on the first three, many were flummoxed and had no idea how to even start the problem. Now these were not hard problems and this was not an isolated occurrence - for many everything they encountered always seemed to be a totally brand new one-off special case and they had the hardest time recognizing any patterns at all in what they were doing. In all my various random jobs over the years - as a busboy, on a construction blasting crew, and in various temp jobs with some pretty unmotivated coworkers - I still don't think I ever encountered people with such a hard time learning as education majors. This experience (plus my own stint as a teacher) is where a lot of my lack of respect for teachers as a group come from.

Why, yes, kids from gun-owning homes DO know what to do when they see an unattended firearm

Lena Dunham Accuses Spanish Magazine of Photoshopping Her Cover Image: "This Is Not What My Body Has Ever Looked Like"

And gets into high dudgeon over Tentaciones' inverse-body-shaming of her.

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Except...it turns out that the image was from a 2013 Entertainment Weekly shoot of Dunham and was not retouched in any way by the magazine:

For our cover, we used a picture from a session you did ??in 2013 with photographer Ruven Afanador, published at the time by Entertainment Weekly. Tentaciones acquired that picture through the Corbis agency and used the original that was sent to us without applying any retouching. Those who know and follow our magazine know that we do not use Photoshop or other digital tools to change the physique of the people featured on our cover or inside stories. This time we just cropped the original image to fit the format of our cover.

Here is a recent un-retouched selfie of Dunham for comparison. Because I hate you.

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Woman Hides Behind Coke Machine to Avoid Being Killed by 140mph Tornado

This happened in Assumption Parish, LA last week. The video is pretty terrifying.

Vince Mancini: Zootopia May Be One of the Greatest 3D Animated Movies Ever Made

Well the preview looks pretty good. It reminds me a lot of the fantastic yet underappreciated The Fantastic Mr. Fox.

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The Group knows your sins but doesn't care.

Tonight's post brought to you by when complexity becomes fraud:

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Notice: Posted by implicit permission of AceCorp LLC. Shhh...it's okay baby. We already know and forgive..

Posted by: Maetenloch at 11:23 PM




Comments

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1 ONT!

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 02, 2016 11:24 PM (YLidQ)

2 First!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 02, 2016 11:24 PM (OQ9R7)

3 Well, shit ...LOL.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 02, 2016 11:24 PM (OQ9R7)

4 Woot woot & Wooot the real ONT baby

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 02, 2016 11:26 PM (voOPb)

5 several people identifying themselves as family members of the accused gang members said they felt their relatives were in danger because of the segment.

One could only hope so.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at March 02, 2016 11:26 PM (rwI+c)

6 "Here is a recent un-retouched selfie of Dunham for comparison. Because I hate you."

Maet? C'mere. Seriously, we need to talk about a secret that's been happening.

...C'mere.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 02, 2016 11:27 PM (OQ9R7)

7 Maet, except that Disney has hired an agency to push Zootopia to the Furries who yiff and such. If the Furs help advertise the movie, they get movie swag.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 02, 2016 11:27 PM (fREyh)

8 By "unretouched" do you mean no bacon-grease smears on the photo?

Posted by: andycanuck at March 02, 2016 11:27 PM (WOyz5)

9 Howdy.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 02, 2016 11:28 PM (vhNJH)

10 "Love Gun" control s different than Love "gun control."

/I should learn to read betterer.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at March 02, 2016 11:28 PM (7FH+T)

11 My eyes looked like that because someone had a donut on a string they kept swing back and forth in front of me.

Posted by: Chris Christie at March 02, 2016 11:28 PM (c7vUv)

12 I ran across this political quiz...and it actually seems decent...

http://www.isidewith.com/political-quiz

Posted by: 18-1 at March 02, 2016 11:28 PM (5LOno)

13 Just imagine if Lena and Yoko Oh No ever had a photo-shoot together....

On second thought. Brain Bleach stat!

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 02, 2016 11:28 PM (fREyh)

14 Taking a one year break from the sciences, I took communication courses at UT/Austin.

Jesus, was that a pile of stupid assholes.
I ran right back into geology.

One bonus: one of my Comm. profs wrote "The Eiger Sanction"

Posted by: TexasJew at March 02, 2016 11:28 PM (2tRgJ)

15 Gee, uh, thanks for another Lena in a two-piece.


*wretches*

Posted by: logprof at March 02, 2016 11:28 PM (HIlpB)

16 Fuuuuuuuccccccckkkkkk you. No one needshould to see Dunham in a bathing suit, Maet. Bastage.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 02, 2016 11:29 PM (pUDQf)

17 You morons must have been real bad to get that Lena Dunham pic. Ughhh

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at March 02, 2016 11:29 PM (dULJN)

18 *Kicks Happy-Fun-Ball in its Gonads*

...You Heard Me.

C'mere!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 02, 2016 11:29 PM (OQ9R7)

19 Yay -- The Real; The Bestest; The Maetenloch ONT!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at March 02, 2016 11:29 PM (EzgxV)

20 Here is a recent un-retouched selfie of Dunham.

Let this sentence never be written again so long as the planet shall last.

Posted by: Splunge at March 02, 2016 11:29 PM (iMxBJ)

21 Common Core!!1

Seriously. Education majors are why our school systems now suck. They shouldn't be teaching anyone older than 3rd grade. Even in late elementary school, we had teachers who had studied or worked in the subjects they were teaching. But thanks to the teachers union, all degrees are equal.

Posted by: Jeb! at March 02, 2016 11:30 PM (12kBq)

22 Does Cruz have a health care plan? I'm willing to give him a look but it's not on his web site.

Posted by: Sandy at March 02, 2016 11:30 PM (tbyTp)

23 What does Draco Malfoy want?

Posted by: iforgot at March 02, 2016 11:30 PM (5o5ek)

24 MH 370 went down in the Indian. Little question about it. It was not flown to bleak airfield in Saudi or Pakistan or any of that.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 02, 2016 11:30 PM (vhNJH)

25 I could walk them through three similar problems and they seemed to get
it and then when I asked to do a problem on their own that was only a
minor variation on the first three, many were flummoxed and had no idea
how to even start the problem. Now these were not hard problems and this
was not an isolated occurrence - for many everything they encountered
always seemed to be a totally brand new special case and they had the
hardest time recognizing any patterns at all in what they were doing.




There's a term for this phenomenon. It's called "low intelligence."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 02, 2016 11:31 PM (oKE6c)

26 Maet

F@ck you, the hate is returned

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 02, 2016 11:31 PM (voOPb)

27 Evening. I was not aware, until tonight, there is a video online of Hitler shouting "Fegelein!" for 10 hours straight.

At least it claims to be ten hours, I did not watch it to be sure.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 02, 2016 11:31 PM (TnUKj)

28 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 02, 2016 11:31 PM (YJmuy)

29 Sure... you burn their eyes with Dunham. Asshole!

Posted by: Yoko Ono! at March 02, 2016 11:31 PM (e7T6D)

30 hi all
WTF, I think they forgot a couple of signs there :/

so I missed the debate, did I miss any good bits?

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at March 02, 2016 11:31 PM (uZNvH)

31 It's common knowledge that the Education department is, at most colleges, a repository for the dimmest people to be found on that campus, possibly excepting the "Studies" departments.

Anyone think that would be true if we had a free market in education?

Posted by: Splunge at March 02, 2016 11:31 PM (iMxBJ)

32 Clay Higgins resigned?!? Damn everything close to reality, this shit has gone too far.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 02, 2016 11:31 PM (OQ9R7)

33 If verified, this tail part combined with the flaperon found in July 2015

Flaperon?

Is that next to the Wingydown or the Nosesidey?

If You Love Gun Control, the Bern Is Not For You

A true Marxist will tell you, "Why should we ban guns? We need them for the Revolution!!!!!"

Then a murderous grin.

Vince Mancini: Zootopia May Be One of the Greatest 3D Animated Movies Ever Made

Saw the trailer with Star Warts. Audience only offered the polite laugh thing.

So I'm going with "that guy is on the payroll" and "don't care, won't see it anyway. "

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 02, 2016 11:32 PM (A/3fN)

34 Cruz's health plan is to put the emergency rooms on highways so patients will be dying in the streets..

Posted by: TexasJew at March 02, 2016 11:32 PM (2tRgJ)

35 There's a term for this phenomenon. It's called "low intelligence."
Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 02, 2016 11:31 PM (oKE6c)


Well I was trying to be nice....

Posted by: HOLY FIRE at March 02, 2016 11:32 PM (pAlYe)

36 I did the candidate test. I agree with Queen Hillary 17% of the time, and the Bern 8% of the time.

I'm disappointed in myself.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at March 02, 2016 11:33 PM (7FH+T)

37 Lena Dunham: The Yoko Ono of a new generation.

Posted by: Fritz at March 02, 2016 11:33 PM (37OkS)

38 I'm waiting for the day when a big city police department decides they have had enough and they all up and quit one day.

Posted by: Walter Crushchurch at March 02, 2016 11:33 PM (6SGGk)

39 Continuing the question of possible floor violence at a contested convention, which results in terrible girl-girl violence between Megyn and possibly Sarah Palin. Who else do we want to see.

Please all you with connections to you state party. Make sure your delegates all have bottles of Wesson oil to be ready for such possibilites.

Hey, who else is sort of hot.....Ol' Rubes wife, ain't she? Maybe she and Melania could get have it right on the floor....

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 02, 2016 11:33 PM (dvuhZ)

40 Anna,
Yes, I saw the movie. Remember the touch and go pilot is my FIL.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 02, 2016 11:33 PM (egOGm)

41 I've been saying it for two years and even wrote a blog post about it:

MH370 IS NOT IN THE WATER.

Posted by: Blano at March 02, 2016 11:33 PM (heN73)

42 35 There's a term for this phenomenon. It's called "low intelligence."
Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 02, 2016 11:31 PM (oKE6c)
Well I was trying to be nice....
Posted by: HOLY FIRE at March 02, 2016 11:32 PM (pAlYe)




I know. I was just trying to take the hit for you.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 02, 2016 11:33 PM (oKE6c)

43 Communications majors have the lowest college entrance scores of those majors not expecting summers off in their field

Posted by: Ben Franklin at March 02, 2016 11:33 PM (12kBq)

44 off to youtube. adios tacobenders.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 02, 2016 11:33 PM (ucDmr)

45 Captain Clay Higgins famous for his St. Landry Parish Crime Stoppers
videos which have appeared on various ONTs went after the Gremlins
street gang in this recent video.




Higgins 2016.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 02, 2016 11:34 PM (oKE6c)

46 "Well I was trying to be nice..."
-Posted by: HOLY FIRE at March 02, 2016 11:32 PM (pAlYe)

Not Jay!

...not like this.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 02, 2016 11:34 PM (OQ9R7)

47 Waiting for Long Lena.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 02, 2016 11:34 PM (FkBIv)

48 Geraldo vs Shep

Posted by: davidt at March 02, 2016 11:34 PM (8aOqE)

49 health plan is to put the emergency rooms on highways so patients will be dying in the streets..
Posted by: TexasJew at March 02, 2016 11:32 PM (2tRgJ)

Shovel. Ready. Jobs

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 02, 2016 11:34 PM (voOPb)

50 Another Trailer from Hell - Salome's Last Dance

https://youtu.be/W7vfo4EsQLI

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 02, 2016 11:34 PM (fREyh)

51 Is that next to the Wingydown or the Nosesidey?"


Combination flap/aileron. Split flap.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 02, 2016 11:34 PM (vhNJH)

52 Haven't you heard? It's all about the sidebar now.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 02, 2016 11:35 PM (EZebt)

53 Well, that's a nice picture.
Good grief, she was complaining about the magazine cover with that eye gouging enducing pic out there?

Posted by: L, Elle at March 02, 2016 11:35 PM (2GjZZ)

54 so I missed the debate, did I miss any good bits?
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at March 02, 2016 11:31 PM (uZNvH)

****

You only missed it if you were messing with the Time Machine Ace totally doesn't have. They are tomorrow night.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 02, 2016 11:35 PM (YLidQ)

55 All this time I thought The Eiger Sanction must be a Ludlum novel/film, based purely on the form of the title.

Learned something new today, with 24 minutes to spare!

Posted by: that makes it a good day at March 02, 2016 11:35 PM (AoL85)

56 Anna,
Corrected. I saw which movie you were thinking of buying. My husband and I are going to watch it this weekend. It's supposed to rain here. We haven't watched it in 20 years.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 02, 2016 11:35 PM (egOGm)

57 Whenevr someone says how awful it is that teachers are under paid (which in fact they're not when taking into account paid time off, benefits, early retirement, etc) I always say they are paid exactly what they are worth. Pretty much anyone can teach and it also doesn't take a lot of brain power to do the job. Teachers make little for the same reason burger flippers make little.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 11:36 PM (0LHZx)

58 "... man did the education majors need a LOT of tutoring."

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I'm sure that we have some teachers among the horde, and what I have to say is a generalization, not absolute.

I decided to go to graduate school about 5 years after finishing undergrad. So, signed up for a GRE 'refresher' course. Almost all of the class members were soon-to-graduate Ed. majors. I was appalled. Their vocabularies were just sad. Their math skills existed not at all. It was very discouraging.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 02, 2016 11:36 PM (9mTYi)

59 Putting Dunham and Yoko would be a thermonuclear crossing of the streams.

It would ruin the ONT. Everyone would be blind; there would be no one left to read the blog!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 02, 2016 11:37 PM (McRlu)

60 I've been saying it for years. MH370 was not made of steel like Boeing originally planned, but aluminum which FIRE can melt. The cargo included 200 tons of Jewish gold and the passenger manifest is copied from the credits of Gigi. You can tell because they included a guy who's name was head grip.

Posted by: Yip at March 02, 2016 11:37 PM (e7T6D)

61 Hnnnnn Hnnnneeeeeen Hnnnn

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 02, 2016 11:37 PM (AroJD)

62 Yeah, um, thanks for the Dunham pic. Why'd she have to take a selfie? She eat the photographer?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 02, 2016 11:37 PM (6FqZa)

63 55 All this time I thought The Eiger Sanction must be a Ludlum novel/film, based purely on the form of the title.
Learned something new today, with 24 minutes to spare!


That would fit, wouldn't it? Hard part for me was discovering that the guy who wrote it was named "Rodney."

Posted by: Splunge at March 02, 2016 11:37 PM (iMxBJ)

64 Tim, thanks, never mind then

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at March 02, 2016 11:38 PM (uZNvH)

65 You know what never ceases to impress me? People who majored in the "hard" sciences telling everyone else how smart they are because they majored in "hard" sciences.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 02, 2016 11:38 PM (Dj0WE)

66 I could walk them through three similar problems and they seemed to get
it and then when I asked to do a problem on their own that was only a
minor variation on the first three, many were flummoxed and had no idea
how to even start the problem.



As I used to say to say at appropriate junctures to my grad students, psychologists judge the intelligence of the various species by how many repetitions it takes them to learn something.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 02, 2016 11:38 PM (oKE6c)

67 My prof, Rod Whitaker, wrote the screenplay of The Eiger Sanction..

The novel was by Travanian

Posted by: TexasJew at March 02, 2016 11:38 PM (2tRgJ)

68 " All this time I thought The Eiger Sanction must be a Ludlum novel/film"


That Asian chick was hot.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 02, 2016 11:38 PM (vhNJH)

69 >>>> so I missed the debate, did I miss any good bits?
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at March 02, 2016 11:31 PM (uZNvH)
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Hey chemj, you didn't miss anything. The debate is tomorrow night.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 02, 2016 11:38 PM (2GjZZ)

70 "London Has Fallen" is getting reviews like "Breitbart's wet dream". Apparently that's bad.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 02, 2016 11:38 PM (6FqZa)

71 Yes, Virginia, Lena Dunham really is that ugly.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 02, 2016 11:38 PM (Nwg0u)

72 'We're All Muslims Deep Down,' Says ...Boston Police Commissioner.



Take that back!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 02, 2016 11:38 PM (oKE6c)

73 >>Here is a recent un-retouched selfie of Dunham for comparison. Because I hate you.


Only Yoko can cleanse my eyes!

Posted by: garrett at March 02, 2016 11:39 PM (jZMVx)

74 I see moo moo is a fan of Act 10.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 02, 2016 11:39 PM (voOPb)

75 terrible girl-girl violence between Megyn and possibly Sarah Palin. Who else do we want to see?
Like you could afford me, bitch.

Posted by: shep smith at March 02, 2016 11:39 PM (WOyz5)

76 there is a video online of Hitler shouting "Fegelein!" for 10 hours straight.

"Feigling" or "Feiglinge", maybe? That would be pretty funny (but not for ten hours).

Posted by: t-bird at March 02, 2016 11:39 PM (n22zQ)

77 Temper your hatred for Maet; he has pics of Hillary! in yoga pants in his quiver.

Posted by: logprof at March 02, 2016 11:39 PM (HIlpB)

78 "In all my various jobs over the years - working as a busboy, on a
construction blasting crew, and in various temp jobs with some pretty
unmotivated coworkers - I still don't think I ever encountered people
with such a hard time learning as education majors. This experience
(plus my own stint as a teacher) is where a lot of my lack of respect
for teachers come from."

For me, it was when Commiefornia proposed periodic mandatory teacher recertification testing, and the educrat unions went completely ballistic over it, and someone leaked an example of the tests, and I got a copy of same, and took it cold, no prep, out of simple curiosity.

It was an utter joke. Every single question was what ought to have been an outright obvious gimme for anyone with a pulse. I blew through it in something like one-quarter of the allotted time and I nailed the thing 100%. Yet a considerable number of CA's public school teachers were absolutely terrified of having to take it!

It was later withdrawn from service after -- stop me if you've heard this one before -- there were "ethnic disparities" detected in the test results, and federal lawsuits were threatened.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 02, 2016 11:39 PM (noWW6)

79 L,elle, thanks, that is a relief - I think

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at March 02, 2016 11:40 PM (uZNvH)

80 Act 10?

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 11:40 PM (0LHZx)

81 67 My prof, Rod Whitaker, wrote the screenplay of The Eiger Sanction..

The novel was by Travanian
Posted by: TexasJew at March 02, 2016 11:38 PM (2tRgJ)


You know that's the same person, I assume.

Posted by: Splunge at March 02, 2016 11:40 PM (iMxBJ)

82 Canada To Go Full Action T4 On The Mentally Ill

Canada has already decided that a "fundamental right" people have is to force doctors, contra said doctor's belief, to have themselves killed, even if they are children. Now they are making it explicit that the Hippocratic Oath now means that patients who are mentally ill, and thus incapable of making decisions fully on their own behalf, can not only refuse any and all treatment, but mandate in their madness that they be medically manslaughtered!

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=11236

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 02, 2016 11:41 PM (vBeA5)

83 Yes, Virginia, Lena Dunham really is that ugly.

Nothing wrong with that girl plastic surgery couldn't fix. A lot of it, starting in her temporal lobes.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 02, 2016 11:41 PM (YJmuy)

84 btw, Matthew Mcconaughey graduated with a Communications degree from UT/Austin...

Posted by: TexasJew at March 02, 2016 11:41 PM (2tRgJ)

85 Is 'sidebar' the same as 'side boob'?

Posted by: andycanuck at March 02, 2016 11:41 PM (WOyz5)

86 There's video going around Twitter of a black woman being heckled and pushed out of a Trump rally, in Kentucky I think. She claims that people at the rally used racial epithets and one of the men in the video is supposed to be a well know white supremacist bastard who goes by the nickname "The Little Fuerer". Fine, I condemn racist white supremacist assholes in no uncertain terms (see Donald? It isn't that hard). Neo-nazis are skid marks on the discarded underwear of America.


However, in all of the news reports I've seen, the woman is identified as a "protester", which likely means that she was shouting and disrupting the rally. At the event the other day where the Time photographer was choke slammed by the Secret Service, in the background you can see BLM activists running through the rally chanting and disrupting the event. I find it curious that the "right" of these leftist assholes to behave in such a rude and uncivilized manner is never questioned. If you take a shit in someone's pool, they are going to ask you to leave. If you go to a party uninvited and start yelling and screaming in the guest's faces, you are going to get thrown out. If you are a black man selling Gadson flags outside a tea party event, union goons are going to beat you up.


It is this double standard that creates and feeds neo-nazi groups like the assholes above. It sure would be nice of some standards of behavior could be applied universally. Free speech, yes, always free speech, for everyone, racist whites and racist blacks included, but you can have free speech without condoning disruption, intimidation and violence.

Posted by: Weirddave at March 02, 2016 11:41 PM (N8hFs)

87 Hey everybody. Gonna post this again...

**Top 5 Things Trump Will 'Disavow' Between Now And Election Day 2016**

5. His cameo in "Revenge of the Nerds 5: The Enchanted Jockstrap"

4. All colors of licorice other than black

3. That 'snowboarding' trip he took with Hillary & Bill back in 2007

2. Chris Christie's crippling doughnut addiction

1. His mullet

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 02, 2016 11:41 PM (ntObR)

88 "London Has Fallen" is getting reviews like "Breitbart's wet dream". Apparently that's bad.

-Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 02, 2016 11:38 PM (6FqZa)

That's like the Robert Reich video from a couple-a weeks ago. Never a better advertisement than Statists recommending The State.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 02, 2016 11:42 PM (OQ9R7)

89 "I've been saying it for years. MH370 was not made of steel like Boeing originally planned, but aluminum which FIRE can melt. "


Yeah, aluminum can also plummet toward the Earth at the speed of sound and disintegrate upon impact with tremendous G.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 02, 2016 11:42 PM (vhNJH)

90 57 Whenever someone says how awful it is that teachers are under paid (which in fact they're not when taking into account paid time off, benefits, early retirement, etc) I always say they are paid exactly what they are worth. Pretty much anyone can teach and it also doesn't take a lot of brain power to do the job. Teachers make little for the same reason burger flippers make little.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 11:36 PM (0LHZx)



More to the point, on an operational basis, how does one decide whether an occupation is over- or underpaid? By whether employers can fill positions with suitable people at the currently offered rates. Since lots of clamor for jobs as teachers - many more than there are positions - objectively they're overpaid.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 02, 2016 11:42 PM (oKE6c)

91 Cruz needs to put his tax plan under something called TAX PLAN on his web site. I had to go searching for it - not good.

I would have emailed him about the poor navigation but....then I would have been bombarded with requests for $5 - $10 - $20..... whatever you can, whatever you can.

Posted by: Sandy at March 02, 2016 11:42 PM (tbyTp)

92 60 I've been saying it for years. MH370 was not made of steel like Boeing originally planned, but aluminum which FIRE can melt. The cargo included 200 tons of Jewish gold and the passenger manifest is copied from the credits of Gigi. You can tell because they included a guy who's name was head grip.
Posted by: Yip at March 02, 2016 11:37 PM (e7T6D)


Plus we all know that transparent aluminum is also highly vulnerable to black holes. Which is why all the Jewish passengers were bumped to other flights.

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 02, 2016 11:42 PM (pAlYe)

93 Lena Dunham: The Yoko Ono of a new generation.


Posted by: Fritz at March 02, 2016 11:33 PM (37OkS)

---------------------------------
But without Beatles. That's what a wasteland the new generation is.

Posted by: iforgot at March 02, 2016 11:42 PM (5o5ek)

94 Night all.

Take care CaliGirl and enjoy the movie.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 02, 2016 11:43 PM (fREyh)

95 Thanks!

Well thank you, Professor Whitaker.

He gave me an A I always remembered .

Posted by: TexasJew at March 02, 2016 11:43 PM (2tRgJ)

96 Here is a recent un-retouched selfie of Dunham.

-
I thought an asteroid killed the last of brontosaurus.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 02, 2016 11:44 PM (Nwg0u)

97 80 Act 10?
---------
Scott Walkers claim to fame neutering unions. School teachers hardest hit

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 02, 2016 11:44 PM (voOPb)

98 "London Has Fallen" is getting reviews like "Breitbart's wet dream". Apparently that's bad.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo


There is a problem with this though.

Lawrence O'Donnell returns as 'the news anchor'. THough he looks like shit. So thing's are looking up, I guess.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 02, 2016 11:44 PM (A/3fN)

99 Goodnight Anna. Sweet Dream. Sleep soundly

Posted by: L, Elle at March 02, 2016 11:44 PM (2x3L+)

100 Plus we all know that transparent aluminum is also highly vulnerable to black holes.
Posted by: Maetenloch
---------------------

I never had that problem.

Posted by: Wonder Woman at March 02, 2016 11:45 PM (9mTYi)

101 I feel sorry for Christie. I know he is a RINO jackoff, but I never like seeing anyone in that much distress. He looks like a trophy Trump has thrown onto a truck hood because he was surprised by a camera crew from the local news station.

"Why, yes, I did just shoot this big bastard. See how he is a 14 donuter?"

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 02, 2016 11:45 PM (iHjB5)

102 Hasta, Anna.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 02, 2016 11:45 PM (vhNJH)

103 ..."It was later withdrawn from service after -- stop me if you've heard this one before -- there were "ethnic disparities" detected in the test results, and federal lawsuits were threatened."
-Posted by: torquewrench at March 02, 2016 11:39 PM (noWW6)

My buddy and his Wife are both experiencing that in the Chicago suburbs, as teachers.

He keeps telling me, "I save who I can."

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 02, 2016 11:45 PM (OQ9R7)

104 Is there a German word for being embarrassed on another's behalf? There should be. I feel embarrassed for Dunham.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 02, 2016 11:45 PM (egOGm)

105 G'Night, Anna!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 02, 2016 11:45 PM (OQ9R7)

106 He looks like a trophy Trump has thrown onto a truck hood because he was surprised by a camera crew from the local news station.
-------------

I would say, a bobble-head in the rear window.

Posted by: Wonder Woman at March 02, 2016 11:46 PM (9mTYi)

107 92 Maet

>> transparent aluminum

Scotty, is that you?

Posted by: speedster1 at March 02, 2016 11:46 PM (vUcdz)

108 55
All this time I thought The Eiger Sanction must be a Ludlum novel/film, based purely on the form of the title.

Learned something new today, with 24 minutes to spare!
---

Written by Trevanian.. who also wrote Shibumi.

A most excellent book.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at March 02, 2016 11:46 PM (7FH+T)

109 90 Pretty much anyone can teach and it also doesn't take a lot of brain power to do the job. Teachers make little for the same reason burger flippers make little.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 11:36 PM (0LHZx)


It may be true that anyone can teach, but it is not true that anyone can teach well. There's a huge difference between the good ones and the bad ones. Which is why it's incredibly stupid to leave it up to the government and unions so that you can't fire the bad ones, you can't promote the good ones, and you can't have a brilliant retired professor or machinist come in and teach kids because they don't have a worthless education degree credential.

Posted by: Splunge at March 02, 2016 11:46 PM (iMxBJ)

110 "Only Yoko can cleanse my eyes!"



You keep that up and there'll be another blanket party.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 02, 2016 11:46 PM (vhNJH)

111 Ahh OK. I guess I forgot what the bill was called. Yeah I'm a huge fan of it. I thought after the Walker wins, other states would do the same, but it never really got traction. I remember reading that Idaho tried something similar. But even in that deep red state, voters overturned all the reforms in the following year's election where unions got ballot measures passed that undid what Walker did in Wisconsin. Fuck if in Idaho you can't reform schools, where can you do it?

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 11:47 PM (0LHZx)

112 "un-retouched selfie of Dunham"

Of course it's un-retouched. Nobody would retouch that thing with a 10 ft pole.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at March 02, 2016 11:47 PM (9ltS8)

113 At least Lena ain't naked on a toilet eating cake. Once you've seen that, man, it can't be unseen.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 02, 2016 11:47 PM (dvuhZ)

114 The article likened him to Theon Grayjoy. If you're compared in public to someone who's lost the Game of Thrones, especially that thoroughly, you done fucked up.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 02, 2016 11:47 PM (6FqZa)

115 It was later withdrawn from service after --
stop me if you've heard this one before -- there were "ethnic
disparities" detected in the test results, and federal lawsuits were
threatened.



Posted by: torquewrench at March 02, 2016 11:39 PM (noWW6)

You astonish me.
One of our little Guevaras had an ethnically disparate English teacher whose vocabulary handouts were ... how to put this diplomatically? ... ridiculously, idiotically, fucking wrong.

Which posed a dilemma for Famiglia Guevara. Should our little snowflake answer correctly - and perhaps be considered to be showing up Laquisha - or to proffer the "Laquishally correct" answer to Laquisha, who may, in defiance of all probability, in the meantime learned the correct definition of the word?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 02, 2016 11:47 PM (oKE6c)

116 Alls I knows is, I *will not* watch this new show on ABC, "The Real O'Neals."

Exec producer is anti-Christian bigot Dan Savage.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 02, 2016 11:47 PM (ntObR)

117 >>Here is a recent un-retouched selfie of Dunham for comparison.


Manatee look so weird out of the water.

Posted by: garrett at March 02, 2016 11:47 PM (jZMVx)

118 By the way, I would pay A WHOLE LOT OF MONEY to see "Doctor" Jill Biden, with her doctorate in "educational administration", take one of those teacher recertification tests, on the clock, with the results posted for the world to see.

I'd pay even more money to see her husband take the same test in the adjoining room at the same time. Again with disclosure of results.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 02, 2016 11:47 PM (noWW6)

119 >>>Plus we all know that transparent aluminum is also highly vulnerable to black holes. Which is why all the Jewish passengers were bumped to other flights.
-------
I knew it, there that proves it. If Maet says its so it's gotta be true

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 02, 2016 11:48 PM (voOPb)

120 I love the sheriff! -we have to save him! Can't he arrest the AcLu or something?

Posted by: Pj at March 02, 2016 11:48 PM (cHuNI)

121 One bonus: one of my Comm. profs wrote "The Eiger Sanction"
Posted by: TexasJew

My dad MIGHT know him.. I'll have to ask.. (He's retired RTVF prof)

Also, I commented on the other thread about hos my friend whos a Mudlogger hasn't seen a well in over 6 months. Its pretty bad out there.

BUT I also really like corn free gas for a bucknahalf too!!

SOO CONFLICTED!!

Posted by: JarvisW at March 02, 2016 11:48 PM (Vy81P)

122 - oh, especially since there's video of Trump in the Game of Thrones
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lGH_DvtBEM

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 02, 2016 11:48 PM (6FqZa)

123 104 Is there a German word for being embarrassed on another's behalf? There should be. I feel embarrassed for Dunham.
Posted by: CaliGirl at March 02, 2016 11:45 PM (egOGm)

____

Flufferteinsillgher. That may or may not be a real word.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 11:48 PM (0LHZx)

124 "I feel embarrassed for Dunham."


Don't. She's maid a few mil' looking dumpy, stupid, and, un-talented.


The shitty party is why I didn't think of it first.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 02, 2016 11:48 PM (vhNJH)

125 It may be true that anyone can teach, but it is not true that anyone can teach well. There's a huge difference between the good ones and the bad ones. Which is why it's incredibly stupid to leave it up to the government and unions so that you can't fire the bad ones, you can't promote the good ones, and you can't have a brilliant retired professor or machinist come in and teach kids because they don't have a worthless education degree credential.
Posted by: Splunge at March 02, 2016 11:46 PM (iMxBJ)

_____

True teaching well is an art. I know I can't do it since I don't have the patience for it.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 11:50 PM (0LHZx)

126 "Here is a recent un-retouched selfie of Dunham for comparison."

https://youtu.be/YUo1EqONXho

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at March 02, 2016 11:50 PM (SiyyF)

127 118 By the way, I would pay A WHOLE LOT OF MONEY to see "Doctor" Jill Biden, with her doctorate in "educational administration", take one of those teacher recertification tests, on the clock, with the results posted for the world to see.
I'd pay even more money to see her husband take the same test in the adjoining room at the same time. Again with disclosure of results.
Posted by: torquewrench at March 02, 2016 11:47 PM (noWW6)



Sign me up to pay for watching this too.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 02, 2016 11:50 PM (oKE6c)

128 It says I'm a Rubyat! Unclean! Unclean!

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 02, 2016 11:50 PM (Nwg0u)

129 Mustang Sally ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/705134162894786564

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/705134316393783296

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/705134474904932352

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/705134657009029122

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/705134870532644866

Posted by: kbdabear at March 02, 2016 11:50 PM (0kels)

130 "Only 16% said protecting gun owner's rights was more important..."

It's not "gun owner's" rights. It's people's rights. American's rights.

Posted by: ERA at March 02, 2016 11:50 PM (k47e3)

131 Haven't you heard? It's all about the sidebar now.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 02, 2016 11:35 PM (EZebt)


I thought it was All About the (Upright) Bass

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyTTX6Wlf1Y

Posted by: Kindltot at March 02, 2016 11:51 PM (q2o38)

132 Hillary!; yoga pants; quiver.
Words that do not belong together.

Posted by: andycanuck at March 02, 2016 11:51 PM (WOyz5)

133 Lena Dunham is just plain gross.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 02, 2016 11:51 PM (0mRoj)

134 -Posted by: Splunge at March 02, 2016 11:46 PM (iMxBJ)

+1

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 02, 2016 11:51 PM (OQ9R7)

135 several people identifying themselves as family members of the accused gang members said they felt their relatives were in danger because of the segment.

Well, gee, maybe the family members should stop bitching about the video and law enforcement, and DO something about their thug kids.
Here's an idea. Keep your little thug in your home instead of inflicting him on the community.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 02, 2016 11:52 PM (SXU3d)

136 I asked a 'gifted and talented teacher supervisor' if I could borrow or get a recommendation for an algebra text because our kid was bored in class and wanted to have some fun over the summer. (Elementary school.)

Her answer was, "Oh, no! We don't want our parents teaching!"

She had too much clout for me to say what I was thinking; "Yeah, I guess you don't, since we're so much better at it than you are."

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 02, 2016 11:52 PM (GzDYP)

137 Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 11:47 PM (0LHZx)

And it didn't work in Ohio either. Ohio has got to have the most squish elected republicans

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 02, 2016 11:52 PM (voOPb)

138 "It's not "gun owner's" rights. It's people's rights. American's rights."
-Posted by: ERA at March 02, 2016 11:50 PM (k47e3)

These Fundamental Truths Are Self-Evident.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 02, 2016 11:52 PM (OQ9R7)

139 I majored in criminal justice. After graduation, I spent four years as an army infantry officer, including nine months in Afghanistan. I left the army and became a high school history teacher. Today, I found out that I was accepted into a master's program in educational leadership with principal certification.

Anyone who thinks I should be somehow ashamed, or that my job is for people without brain power, or that I'm comparable to a burger flipper...you can shove it.

Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at March 02, 2016 11:52 PM (hxUdS)

140 >I thought it was All About the (Upright) Bass


or the Benjamins.

Posted by: garrett at March 02, 2016 11:53 PM (jZMVx)

141 Please.! There ought to be some common courtesy not to use Quiver and Hillary in the same post! Well, yoga pants didn't help. Now I have this gawd awful camel toe image in my head and it's moving over here and over there and the door bell's ringing and it's Huma with the Twister game.. gheeeeze

Posted by: Yip at March 02, 2016 11:53 PM (e7T6D)

142 Oy'm sick o' 'earing 'illary's droning speeches!

Posted by: Hillary!'s Minge at March 02, 2016 11:53 PM (HIlpB)

143 "And it didn't work in Ohio either. Ohio has got to have the most squish elected republicans."
-Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 02, 2016 11:52 PM (voOPb)

Yup. We are a Squish State.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 02, 2016 11:53 PM (OQ9R7)

144 Fire don't melt aluminum!!!

Posted by: rosie o'donut at March 02, 2016 11:53 PM (WOyz5)

145 "One of our little Guevaras had an ethnically disparate English teacher
whose vocabulary handouts were ... how to put this diplomatically? ...
ridiculously, idiotically, fucking wrong."

Was playing golf once and my playing partner had his daughter driving their cart. She was getting ready to start college to get a degree in teaching. She was reading a book, and asked me what the word "stalwart" meant....

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at March 02, 2016 11:53 PM (9ltS8)

146 I went into teaching as a second career after a degree in history/poly sci and then law school. I have to agree that most teachers are appallingly ignorant.

Posted by: Janie' got a gun at March 02, 2016 11:53 PM (P7F0o)

147 I thought of becoming a teacher when I was an undergrad and took an education course. It was the easiest and most boring class I ever took - one step up from basket weaving 101. I didn't read the assigned texts at all, just bullshitted my way through essay tests and got an A in the course. I decided not to become a teacher because I couldn't stand the thought of taking more stupid courses.

Of course, now I think I was the dumb one. Summers off, sweet bennies, not bad pay really, depending on the district. I don't think I could deal with teens though. I'd want to teach the little ones who still love their teachers.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 02, 2016 11:53 PM (P8951)

148 10 "Love Gun" control s different than Love "gun control."

/I should learn to read betterer.


Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at March 02, 2016 11:28 PM (7FH+T)




https://youtu.be/trR5ROuf1Uk

Posted by: buzzion at March 02, 2016 11:54 PM (zt+N6)

149 More Mustang Sally ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/705135035649806336

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/705135210791346178

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/705135369558294528

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/705135552631336960

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/705135707828916229

Posted by: kbdabear at March 02, 2016 11:54 PM (0kels)

150 I feel sorry for Christie. I know he is a RINO jackoff, but I never like seeing anyone in that much distress. He looks like a trophy Trump has thrown onto a truck hood because he was surprised by a camera crew from the local news station.

"Why, yes, I did just shoot this big bastard. See how he is a 14 donuter?"
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 02, 2016 11:45 PM (iHjB5)


It's a funny enough gif, but a better explanation perhaps, is that, being a politician, he's a narcissist, and narcissists don't do well in the presence of even more narcissistic narcissists what steal the spotlight from them.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 02, 2016 11:54 PM (Dj0WE)

151 Steve LaTourette (R) is the worst of the worst.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 02, 2016 11:54 PM (OQ9R7)

152 "One of our little Guevaras had an ethnically disparate English teacher
whose vocabulary handouts were ... how to put this diplomatically? ...
ridiculously, idiotically, fucking wrong."

Dan Quayle will never live down having told a kid that the correct spelling of the word "potato" was "potatoe", but what was quietly left unmentioned by the press was that Quayle was working off a flash card provided by the kid's "ethnically disparate" teacher.

Making fun of the ineptitude of the white male government employee is okay. Making fun of the ineptitude of the black female government employee is not. Do please observe these rules. Or else.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 02, 2016 11:54 PM (noWW6)

153 I never had that problem.
Posted by: Wonder Woman

Would you have a problem with me going down on your gap???

Posted by: rosie o'donut at March 02, 2016 11:54 PM (WOyz5)

154 She had too much clout for me to say what I was thinking; "Yeah, I guess you don't, since we're so much better at it than you are."
Posted by: OldDominionMom

I think it was Dr Thomas Sowell who said "When amateurs perform better than the professionals, it's time to reexamine what it means to be a professional."

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at March 02, 2016 11:54 PM (SiyyF)

155 I will say teachers who put up with 30 non-English speakers in gang infested shithole schools, should probably be paid well. That's hazzard pay if nothing else.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 11:55 PM (0LHZx)

156 >>>But without Beatles. That's what a wasteland the new generation is.


Posted by: iforgot<<<

She'll sink her meat-hooks into some hapless bloke like that Coldplay dude, and the wheel will come full circle and all will be right in the world for a fleeting moment.

Posted by: Fritz at March 02, 2016 11:55 PM (37OkS)

157 /Hitlery sock

Posted by: logprof at March 02, 2016 11:55 PM (HIlpB)

158 138 Slap

>> These Fundamental,Truths

Oy, if only there was someone, IDK, a weird guest blogger who could delineate and explain these.....

Posted by: speedster1 at March 02, 2016 11:55 PM (vUcdz)

159
81 67 My prof, Rod Whitaker, wrote the screenplay of The Eiger Sanction..

The novel was by Travanian
Posted by: TexasJew at March 02, 2016 11:38 PM (2tRgJ)

You know that's the same person, I assume.

Posted by: Splunge at March 02, 2016 11:40 PM (iMxBJ)







Yup, same guy.

Funny thing, the two Hemlock books (The Eiger Sanction and The Loo Sanction) and his most popular book Shibumi were written as parodies of the modern spy novel. In interviews he was kind of perplexed that the reading public embraced them. He also came off as kind of a dick, being pretty contemptuous of his audience. I still liked his writing though.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 02, 2016 11:55 PM (o98Jz)

160 there is a video online of Hitler shouting "Fegelein!" for 10 hours straight.

"Feigling" or "Feiglinge", maybe? That would be pretty funny (but not for ten hours).

Posted by: t-bird at March 02, 2016 11:39 PM (n22zQ)


Oh, Adolf! You still remember that night we spent together!

Posted by: Ernst Röhm at March 02, 2016 11:55 PM (vBeA5)

161 The single greatest flaw to requiring Education degrees for teachers is the fact that the requirement doesn't reflect the actual instruction of students. It requires that you regurgitate grad school orthodoxy.

It's a pity no state has just moved for objective testing in subjects and a series of classroom tests.

It doesn't even have to be classes of children; put new candidates in front of an adult class and test for improvement.

This country has given up on the idea of accountability.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 02, 2016 11:55 PM (A/3fN)

162
It's all about the sidebar now.
Posted by: San Franpsycho




*cough*

poor man's twitter

*cough*

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 02, 2016 11:56 PM (kdS6q)

163 Yet the Great Slap hails from the Buckeye state. Go figure

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 02, 2016 11:57 PM (voOPb)

164 I was going to post this, and then I wasn't, and then was, and then wasn't and y'all keep mocking that Lena Dunham, so here is a novelty postcard from florida.

Trigger warnings, if you think Dunham is hefty.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/z3tjogw

This woman is as big around as the Governor of New Jersey. Bigger, maybe.

Posted by: Walter Crushchurch at March 02, 2016 11:57 PM (6SGGk)

165 "127
118 By the way, I would pay A WHOLE LOT OF MONEY to see "Doctor" Jill
Biden, with her doctorate in "educational administration", take one of
those teacher recertification tests, on the clock, with the results
posted for the world to see.
I'd pay even more money to see her
husband take the same test in the adjoining room at the same time. Again
with disclosure of results.
Posted by: torquewrench at March 02, 2016 11:47 PM (noWW6)


Sign me up to pay for watching this too."

Ya'know, the other night when he was onstage at the Oscars and talking about girls getting raped in college, I would have paid almost any amount of money if one of those pictures of him being creepy with that little girl was suddenly displayed on the big screen behind him.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at March 02, 2016 11:57 PM (9ltS8)

166 I'm sure there are still some good teachers somehow getting through the mess of education departments. But the ones I truly don't respect are the instructors in those majors. They are using basic education methods to instruct their students to go out there and use untested methodology on their future students.

Posted by: buzzion at March 02, 2016 11:57 PM (zt+N6)

167 More to the point, on an operational basis, how does
one decide whether an occupation is over- or underpaid? By whether
employers can fill positions with suitable people at the currently
offered rates. Since lots of clamor for jobs as teachers - many more
than there are positions - objectively they're overpaid.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 02, 2016 11:42 PM (oKE6c)


Pfft. All jobs are overpaid

Posted by: H-2B Visa at March 02, 2016 11:58 PM (q2o38)

168 Anyone want to see my weiner pics?

Posted by: Theon Greyjoy at March 02, 2016 11:58 PM (WOyz5)

169 We find these truths to be self evident, Lena Dunham is one ugly hitch.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 02, 2016 11:58 PM (Nwg0u)

170 ..."Dan Quayle will never live down having told a kid that the correct spelling of the word "potato" was "potatoe", but what was quietly left unmentioned by the press was that Quayle was working off a flash card provided by the kid's "ethnically disparate" teacher."
-Posted by: torquewrench at March 02, 2016 11:54 PM (noWW6)

I did not know that. Fuck "Murphy Brown" and everything she stood for.

...as a fictional character.

...whose function was to mislead the public.

...in accordance with "accepted" propaganda.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 02, 2016 11:58 PM (OQ9R7)

171 MH 370 went down in the Indian. Little question about it. It was not flown to bleak airfield in Saudi or Pakistan or any of that.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 02, 2016 11:30 PM (vhNJH)


Might be both? Fly to middle of nowhere, Buttcrackistan, remove desired cargo, passengers, etc. from plane. Put remaining passengers on plane, fly to Indian Ocean, ditch plane near waiting ship. Rogue pilots bail off plane, picked up by boats from waiting ship, which then rams plane to sink it.


But I agree that scenario is unlikely.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 02, 2016 11:59 PM (afR/C)

172 I'm thinking of quitting (and I've always taught in Catholic schools) because of the unrelenting political correctness and the pressure on me to give better grades for crap work.

Posted by: Janie' got a gun at March 02, 2016 11:59 PM (P7F0o)

173 I've seen articles citing data that shows the .edu majors and edu depts score the lowest on all the "cognitive ability" measures.

In college, my jaw fell open when one of the physics professors explained that he wouldn't be qualified to teach physics or even romper room science in the state high schools. He didn't have all the edu crap required, which consisted of all the pyscho/socio drivel and crap like that.

Albert fuckin' Einstein wouldn't be qualified either.

No one with any sense or real knowledge would even want to put up with the shit required to be a teacher. That's how effed up our public education system is.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 02, 2016 11:59 PM (dvuhZ)

174 Don't feel bad for Fat Boy. He's not doing anything he's not willing to do.

Kinda looked weird behind Trump last night. Confused, worried, near passing out. Eyes darting and yet not sure what was around him.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 02, 2016 11:59 PM (vhNJH)

175
I could walk them through three similar problems and they seemed to get

it and then when I asked to do a problem on their own that was only a

minor variation on the first three, many were flummoxed and had no idea

how to even start the problem.


As I used to say to
say at appropriate junctures to my grad students, psychologists judge
the intelligence of the various species by how many repetitions it takes
them to learn something.


Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 02, 2016 11:38 PM (oKE6c)


When I was in grad school, I taught a couple of section of introductory economics. I deliberately taught the information so that little to no math was required. I got students that were perfectly capable of learning economic concepts as long as they were presented in words and not numbers.


I love math with an almost unnatural passion but some people are just not "mathy". It doesn't make them stupid necessarily... it just means that is not how their brains are wired.

On a side note, I loooved teaching. My two favorite lessons I titled "Why does Dave Matthews make so more money than your high school science teacher?" and "Who benefited society more, Michael Milken or Mother Teresa?"

Posted by: redbanzai at March 02, 2016 11:59 PM (NPofj)

176 Teachers also hate the idea of merit pay. God forbid someone gets paid based on results. That would mean they'd have to actually, you know, work and we can't possibly have that can we?

I'm sure there is the odd decent, hard working teacher out there. But as a group I have zero respect for these people.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 11:59 PM (0LHZx)

177 True teaching well is an art. I know I can't do it since I don't have the patience for it.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 11:50 PM (0LHZx)

An example of a good one.

Professor Carmichael at IU. I initially took her "History of Epidemics" class with her because it looked to be the most interesting of the history courses offered that was not another Russian history one. I usually took one history class a semester as a treat (and it filled out my social and behavioral!)

The class seems like a dry topic- the history of epidemics with social and political consequences. It was brilliant. She managed to make the material fun and interesting. No political cant, just straight up HISTORY and studying how people reacted to things they could not fight, nor understand in most cases.

It was so much fun that I took the other course she offered: Black Death. For the final she had the auditorium blaring Mozart's Requiem and all of the TAs dressed up as Plague doctors.

She is also the only prof to make a Star Wars reference. She was doing exam prep, and flashed an overhead up and asked if we knew what this was. When we all said yes, she said in the deepest voice she could manage "All too easy." She is a tiny woman.

A great teacher.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 02, 2016 11:59 PM (iHjB5)

178 >>>MH 370 went down in the Indian. Little question about it. It was not flown to bleak airfield in Saudi or Pakistan or any of that.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 02, 2016 11:30 PM (vhNJH)

***

Also, let's let the black hole off the hook. It's only fair.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 03, 2016 12:00 AM (1zS3A)

179 What you want: Kate Upton
What you'll settle for: Andrea Tantaros
What you'll get: Lena Dunham

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at March 03, 2016 12:00 AM (5zyvn)

180 I majored in criminal justice. After graduation, I spent four years as an army infantry officer, including nine months in Afghanistan. I left the army and became a high school history teacher. Today, I found out that I was accepted into a master's program in educational leadership with principal certification.

Anyone who thinks I should be somehow ashamed, or that my job is for people without brain power, or that I'm comparable to a burger flipper...you can shove it.
Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at March 02, 2016 11:52 PM (hxUdS)


The part I find amusing is we're seeing a very serious disintegration of the so-called hard sciences these days, as they become more and more hardened in their orthodoxy approaches to their subjects, within a framework of liberal douchebag theories.


What I have seen, in teachers, and other so-called soft parts of the higher learning spectrum, is a vast array of individuals, some very bright, some not so bright. Some leftists, and some who quietly go about getting their degrees, and leaving the political indoctrination at the door of their school as they're leaving.


Unlike some of these hard science fellas, who can't get jobs unless they preach the gospel, according to their lefty masters.


But heck, if it makes them feel good about themselves. I always say, it doesn't matter what you do, it only matters how you FEEEEEL about it that counts.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2016 12:00 AM (Dj0WE)

181 *sections

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 12:00 AM (NPofj)

182 terrible girl-girl violence between Megyn and possibly Sarah Palin. Who else do we want to see?
Like you could afford me, bitch.

Posted by: shep smith at March 02, 2016 11:39 PM (WOyz5)

Laugh, laugh, giggle, snort, giggle, giggle...

Posted by: Anderson Cooper at March 03, 2016 12:00 AM (GzDYP)

183 re: post 12

94% Cruz, 89% Trump, 87% Robotio
hard to believe Robotio rated that highly considering his stance on immigration...unless - he's fibbin'.

Sanders and Hillarity came in at 16%
How the hell did they get that high a number...ewww.

Posted by: Browndog at March 03, 2016 12:01 AM (ccfl2)

184 Publius,
I think it's stupid that you have to be a Ed major instead of an aptitude test to be a teacher. Why can't the math major teach high school math etc? Makes no sense.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 03, 2016 12:01 AM (egOGm)

185 Anyone who thinks I should be somehow ashamed, or that my job is for people without brain power, or that I'm comparable to a burger flipper...you can shove it.
Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at March 02, 2016 11:52 PM (hxUdS)


Nope not at all. You clearly had an accomplished life and then decided to go into teaching.

Plus its a statistical and self-selection thing. Any teacher-types who have chosen to actually read and comment on this site probably weren't your typical education majors either.

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 03, 2016 12:01 AM (pAlYe)

186 "Yet the Great Slap hails from the Buckeye state. Go figure."
-Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 02, 2016 11:57 PM (voOPb)

"Greatness" is something I eschew. I am a functioning human in search of God's Greatness.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 12:02 AM (OQ9R7)

187 Time for bed

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at March 03, 2016 12:02 AM (9ltS8)

188 I'm mighty excited to hear from Mittens tomorrow! Can't WAIT to get on board that choo-choo again. Can't believe I gave that a$$hat money in 2012.

Posted by: Sandy at March 03, 2016 12:02 AM (tbyTp)

189 I love math with an almost unnatural passion but some people are just not "mathy". It doesn't make them stupid necessarily... it just means that is not how their brains are wired.

____

Yeah but that's the point. Those whose brains are wired for math are more intelligent than those whose brains aren't.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 03, 2016 12:02 AM (0LHZx)

190 Well, guess I can't hit all the Top 5 lists out of the park.

Okay, gonna call it a night. Thanks all.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 03, 2016 12:02 AM (ntObR)

191 Evening horde.

So is Houston set for a nice violence filled crime spree?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 12:02 AM (hlMPp)

192 Anderson Cooper vs Sheppy. Who would win?

There'd be lots of scratching and screaming. And biting.

And if that happens, don't waste the Wesson Oil on that.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 03, 2016 12:02 AM (dvuhZ)

193 >>>Lena Dunham: The Yoko Ono of a new generation.

Posted by: Fritz at March 02, 2016 11:33 PM (37OkS)

***

Who, now, understands Yoko Ono?

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 03, 2016 12:03 AM (1zS3A)

194 159 Funny thing, the two Hemlock books (The Eiger Sanction and The Loo Sanction) and his most popular book Shibumi were written as parodies of the modern spy novel. In interviews he was kind of perplexed that the reading public embraced them. He also came off as kind of a dick, being pretty contemptuous of his audience. I still liked his writing though.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 02, 2016 11:55 PM (o98Jz)


Check out The Main. Great book, none of the satire or contempt that was part of his later works. Just a straight-up excellent cop novel.

Posted by: Splunge at March 03, 2016 12:03 AM (iMxBJ)

195 Buttcrackistan....


Sounds intriguing. Do they.... you know.... do they have golf courses there?

Posted by: B. Obama at March 03, 2016 12:03 AM (e7T6D)

196 Anyone who thinks I should be somehow ashamed, or that my job is for people without brain power, or that I'm comparable to a burger flipper...you can shove it.
Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at March 02, 2016 11:52 PM (hxUdS)
------
Thanks for your service.

And lighten up Francis.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 03, 2016 12:03 AM (voOPb)

197 Yeah, um, thanks for the Dunham pic. Why'd she have to take a selfie? She eat the photographer?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 02, 2016 11:37 PM (6FqZa)


She has to use a surf-casting rod for a selfie stick, even with the lens set on "extreme wide angle".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 03, 2016 12:03 AM (afR/C)

198 I heard the other night that Yoko was heading to the hospital to be checked out for Stroke symptoms.

I said "How can they tell?"

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 12:04 AM (Vy81P)

199 "Who benefited society more, Michael Milken or Mother Teresa?"
Posted by: redbanzai


If you were Chris Hitchens, that's a tuffy.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 03, 2016 12:04 AM (A/3fN)

200 ..."I'm sure there is the odd decent, hard working teacher out there. But as a group I have zero respect for these people."
-Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 11:59 PM (0LHZx)

Until it is a Meritocracy, there is no "scale". I disagree with your "disrespect", but I understand its underpinnings.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 12:04 AM (OQ9R7)

201
Check out The Main. Great book, none of the satire or contempt that was part of his later works. Just a straight-up excellent cop novel.

Posted by: Splunge at March 03, 2016 12:03 AM (iMxBJ)







Yup, I've read it. Good book. Also liked The Summer of Katya, which was rather creepy.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 03, 2016 12:04 AM (o98Jz)

202 It was an utter joke. Every single question was what ought to have been an outright obvious gimme for anyone with a pulse. I blew through it in something like one-quarter of the allotted time and I nailed the thing 100%. Yet a considerable number of CA's public school teachers were absolutely terrified of having to take it!


Well they weren't going to have the solution key in front of them.

Posted by: buzzion at March 03, 2016 12:05 AM (zt+N6)

203 "Might be both? "


No.

Every civilian airplane in the sky is accounted for. You don't load an unknown liner and dump it. Even shitty countries have record of TO's and landings.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 03, 2016 12:05 AM (vhNJH)

204 G'Night, qdpsteve.

...and anyone else I missed, because I'm slow tonight.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 12:05 AM (OQ9R7)

205 Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 12:02

As we all are.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 03, 2016 12:06 AM (voOPb)

206 Is it Lena, or a beached whale that got tangle up in a fishing net?

Posted by: logprof at March 03, 2016 12:06 AM (HIlpB)

207 Wasn't Hitchens an actual honest to God "Devil's Advocate" in the sainthood proceedings for Mother Theresa?

The Devil's advocate makes the case against the sainthood of the whoever is being considered. I think they actually got him to take the role in some stage of the process.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 03, 2016 12:06 AM (dvuhZ)

208 Here is a recent un-retouched selfie of Dunham.


Baby Huey lives!

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 03, 2016 12:06 AM (JO9+V)

209 I teach 6-8 grade history. Most educators who teach history take a couple of history courses and the rest is pedagogical useless claptrap. My other degrees gave me a real understanding of history and government. I had to go to college for 2 years to get certified for teaching history. The best teachers are often those like me that did something else before teaching.

Posted by: Janie' got a gun at March 03, 2016 12:06 AM (P7F0o)

210 Hey! Thanks, but I'm ok. They thought I had a stroke but ruled it out and just told me it was a buildup of dustmites in my cooter and caused a reaction. It's so dry down there I didn't think anything could live, and they said that was part of the problem... dust mite corpes as far as they could see with their medical headset flashlight thingys. I'm happy though.

Posted by: Yoko Ono! at March 03, 2016 12:07 AM (e7T6D)

211 The Lena pic is just attention whoring. There are women that size and bigger who can take a selfie and actually flatter themselves. She's doing it for the 'hate' comments.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 12:07 AM (hlMPp)

212 184 Publius,
I think it's stupid that you have to be a Ed major instead of an aptitude test to be a teacher. Why can't the math major teach high school math etc? Makes no sense.
Posted by: CaliGirl at March 03, 2016 12:01 AM (egOGm)

They have to make sure you are properly indoctrinated in the leftist groupthink of the day. Otherwise, no teachy.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 03, 2016 12:07 AM (0mRoj)

213 I will say this about teachers: I think many of them do go into it with the ideal of making the world a better place and all the bullshit. And that's cool I suppose. And they do it knowing they'll never get get rich doing it (although they won't be destitute either like the conventional wisdom myths say).

So there you go teachers, good stuff on you for that.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 03, 2016 12:08 AM (0LHZx)

214 Yeah but that's the point. Those whose brains are wired for math are more intelligent than those whose brains aren't.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 03, 2016 12:02 AM (0LHZx)


What utter nonsense. If you lack imagination to interpret other forms of intelligence, you should probably do less "bragging" about it.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2016 12:08 AM (Dj0WE)

215 You eyeballin' me Crispy Creme? You best not be eyeballin' your sargent! Tub of Jersey goo!

Posted by: Louis Gosset Jr at March 03, 2016 12:08 AM (gwG9s)

216 Essentially, the Indian was a fantastic place to ditch a 777 and not worry about intent. The best on Earth.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 03, 2016 12:08 AM (vhNJH)

217
Funny thing, the two Hemlock books (The Eiger Sanction and The Loo
Sanction) and his most popular book Shibumi were written as parodies of
the modern spy novel. In interviews he was kind of perplexed that the
reading public embraced them. He also came off as kind of a dick, being
pretty contemptuous of his audience. I still liked his writing though
--

Loved the Trevanian novels.

RE: writing them as a parody, I think I can confidently say "epic fail."

He might have had parody in mind, but I don't think he quite achieved what he thought he did, and wrote excellent spy novels by accident.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at March 03, 2016 12:08 AM (7FH+T)

218 Goodnight Steve.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 03, 2016 12:08 AM (egOGm)

219 Those old school nuns who made us diagram hundreds of sentences were not loved. They did not care if we loved them or not because Jesus loved them and that was enough. However, when they were done with us, we knew the parts of a sentence.

I get lax around here because well, hell, I'm talking to a bunch of pantless Morons, but every time I reread some of my sloppier comments and realize I've made an error, I see Sr. Rufina glaring at me and saying "Now, really, young lady, you know better than that!"

I didn't go to a school where they were smacking kids with rulers, but they did throw erasers at misbehaving kids. The male lay teachers threw chalk as well and their aim was better. I remember my male 7th grade teacher whirling around and throwing a piece of chalk across the room to the back row and right into Mark Katz's open mouth. We had to admire that one, it was an MLB worthy throw and should have been featured on parochial school highlight reels.)

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 03, 2016 12:09 AM (P8951)

220 Yeah but that's the point. Those whose brains are wired for math are more intelligent than those whose brains aren't.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 03, 2016 12:02 AM (0LHZx)


Moo, not surprisingly since we never agree, I don't agree. Your statement is reductionist and ignores other types of smarts that are not math based.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 12:09 AM (NPofj)

221 "As we all are."
-Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 03, 2016 12:06 AM (voOPb)

*fistbump*

And something I've forgotten to say to you...

Thanks for picking-up the slack on the Morning Threads! Your charity and selfless work has not gone unappreciated!

Nice Work, Amigo!!!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 12:09 AM (OQ9R7)

222 Lol the original "The Producers"?

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 12:09 AM (Vy81P)

223 The single greatest flaw to requiring Education degrees for teachers is the fact that the requirement doesn't reflect the actual instruction of students. It requires that you regurgitate grad school orthodoxy.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 02, 2016 11:55 PM (A/3fN)


In many states, a nobel laureate in chemistry of physics would not be allowed to teach K-12 because they aren't credentialed or have a degree in education.

They obsess with pedagogy, or how to teach, and seem to not care if teachers understand what it is they are teaching.

While you might get a smart scientist who can't teach for s**t, a credentialed pedagogical teacher who doesn't grok science will never be able to properly teach it.

Posted by: The Educational Hat at March 03, 2016 12:09 AM (vBeA5)

224 Anyone who thinks I should be somehow ashamed, or that my job is for people without brain power, or that I'm comparable to a burger flipper...you can shove it.
Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge
-----------------

The comments here are generalizations, not absolute statements.

You seem to be an exceptional person. I think that most of us can recall those teachers/professors who we admired. They leave an impression.

I was fortunate enough in HS to have had a couple of courses wtaught by a retired AF colonel, who had worked on Project Manhattan. He was probably the best teacher I ever had.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 03, 2016 12:09 AM (J3phO)

225 so is Miss Tammy's hot sil here?

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 03, 2016 12:09 AM (vb33c)

226 What utter nonsense. If you lack imagination to interpret other forms of intelligence, you should probably do less "bragging" about it.
Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2016 12:08 AM (Dj0WE)

_____

I'm not bragging, I'm stating an opinion. I've never met someone who was good at math and stupid.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 03, 2016 12:10 AM (0LHZx)

227
The Devil's advocate makes the case against the sainthood of the whoever is being considered. I think they actually got him to take the role in some stage of the process.
Posted by: publius


He wrote:
The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice (1995)

She died in 1997. So he had a beef with her before any inquiry.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 03, 2016 12:10 AM (A/3fN)

228 I know, or have met, a few genuinely smart people who have gone into teaching not because they wanted a job with a low risk of being fired, but because they believed in the idea of kindling a spark in a young mind.

One of those people ended up teaching high school English literature and confessed her terrible dismay at having her pupils -- at an extremely expensive private prep school -- submit "essays" filled with barely intelligible textspeak abbreviations, devoid of punctuation and organization.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 03, 2016 12:10 AM (noWW6)

229 139
I majored in criminal justice. After graduation, I spent four years as
an army infantry officer, including nine months in Afghanistan. I left
the army and became a high school history teacher. Today, I found out
that I was accepted into a master's program in educational leadership
with principal certification.



Anyone who thinks I should be somehow ashamed, or that my job is for
people without brain power, or that I'm comparable to a burger
flipper...you can shove it.

Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at March 02, 2016 11:52 PM (hxUdS)


You have nothing to be ashamed of, personally -- but you'll soon become ashamed of the people you're going to be associating with....including the ones who are going to gang-up on you for your honorable service.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 03, 2016 12:11 AM (EzgxV)

230 Ugggggh, drama at work. Do men have these kinds of problems?

It's too bad, too, because I genuinely enjoy my job and genuinely enjoy the work I do.

Posted by: TickledPink at March 03, 2016 12:11 AM (F5hTl)

231 Fun Trevanian fact: he namechecked his then-secret real identity in one of his novels. Don't remember which one, but Hemlock, the protagonist, was lecturing about film, and referenced the writings of "Whitaker."

Posted by: Splunge at March 03, 2016 12:12 AM (iMxBJ)

232 The theme here seems to be people who did something else then became teachers. This is in contrast to the Education Majors where this discussion started.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 03, 2016 12:12 AM (0LHZx)

233 Funny thing, the two Hemlock books (The Eiger Sanction and The Loo Sanction) and his most popular book Shibumi were written as parodies of the modern spy novel. In interviews he was kind of perplexed that the reading public embraced them.

That's exactly what Lonesome Dove was. A postmodernist deconstruction of the Western by a guy that hates both them and people who enjoy westerns. He was baffled that people loved the show so much. He deliberately made every death a pointless, meaningless stupidity, every act of heroism without validity or purpose, every character's life empty and hopeless, every location a waste of time and space.

He made the tough guy Texas Ranger fail to get the main bad guy, brutally pulverize someone for picking on his kid, pull a gun on someone for not serving whiskey, and in the end was utterly rejected by his son for being too silent and strong.

The only thing that saved the story really was the incredibly great acting on the part of the main characters.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 03, 2016 12:12 AM (39g3+)

234 Every civilian airplane in the sky is accounted for.
You don't load an unknown liner and dump it. Even shitty countries
have record of TO's and landings.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 03, 2016 12:05 AM (vhNJH)


Way back before the first time I dropped out of school, I took an international something class, where someone quipped that even though the Pakistanis were a nuclear nation their delivery system was still (then) UPS.

Be a bitch if that was true, eh?

Posted by: Kindltot at March 03, 2016 12:12 AM (q2o38)

235 I'm not bragging, I'm stating an opinion. I've never met someone who was good at math and stupid.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 03, 2016 12:10 AM (0LHZx)

you need to meet more people.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 03, 2016 12:12 AM (vb33c)

236 I'm not bragging, I'm stating an opinion. I've never met someone who was good at math and stupid.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 03, 2016 12:10 AM (0LHZx)


Well your opinion is a stupid one, so perhaps you found one.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2016 12:12 AM (Dj0WE)

237 "so is Miss Tammy's hot sil here?"
-Posted by: yankeefifth at March 03, 2016 12:09 AM (vb33c)

^^^*HAH!* I Love This Fuckin' Guy!^^^

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 12:12 AM (OQ9R7)

238 >>>Nice Work, Amigo!!!

Thank you Slap

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 03, 2016 12:13 AM (voOPb)

239 "Who benefited society more, Michael Milken or Mother Teresa?"

Posted by: redbanzai



If you were Chris Hitchens, that's a tuffy.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 03, 2016 12:04 AM (A/3fN)

Do you research on Milken and all that his junk bonds funded and it will be a tuffy for even the most ardent Mother Teresa admirers.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 12:13 AM (NPofj)

240 I majored in criminal justice. After graduation, I spent four years as
an army infantry officer, including nine months in Afghanistan. I left
the army and became a high school history teacher. Today, I found out
that I was accepted into a master's program in educational leadership
with principal certification.



Anyone who thinks I should be somehow ashamed, or that my job is for
people without brain power, or that I'm comparable to a burger
flipper...you can shove it.

Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at March 02, 2016 11:52 PM (hxUdS)

yeesh, little sensitive there. why do you care what anyone else thinks cupcake.



Posted by: yankeefifth at March 03, 2016 12:14 AM (vb33c)

241 Do you research on Milken and all that his junk bonds funded and it will be a tuffy for even the most ardent Mother Teresa admirers.
Posted by: redbanzai


You mean like himself?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 03, 2016 12:14 AM (A/3fN)

242 Those old school nuns who made us diagram hundreds of sentences were not loved. They did not care if we loved them or not because Jesus loved them and that was enough. However, when they were done with us, we knew the parts of a sentence.

Rigorous grammar and sentence structure instruction don't seem to be part of the curriculum any more. Kids can't string coherent sentences together because nobody is teaching them how.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 03, 2016 12:15 AM (0mRoj)

243 That pic is a rare sighting of the Lenatee. Not rare enough in my opinion.

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at March 03, 2016 12:15 AM (5zyvn)

244 Monsieur Moo Moo, you seem to have a lot of generalizations built up in that genius brain of yours. Not all teachers are members of the Chicago Teachers Union, mind you.

Now, I do understand what some of you are talking about.

Once a week, we have to attend a class on how to be better teachers, which is led by two "master teachers" who never actually teach. We roundly make fun of their strategies. In addition, I've never actually brought back the "homework": I simply bring a random stack of papers and claim I did the assignment. My ruse remains undetected.

The only way I get through this weekly class is to make complex statements about social studies and see how confused the " masters" look. Mildly entertaining.

I work with one fresh college grad who had never heard of the PLO. We teach geography. Not sure how you cover Israel and that conflict without an inkling of knowledge about the PLO.

Also, I passed my content exam on the first try with an almost perfect score. I know people who have had to take it multiple times. I'm not honestly sure why they want to teach.

Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at March 03, 2016 12:15 AM (hxUdS)

245
Evening horde.



So is Houston set for a nice violence filled crime spree?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 12:02 AM (hlMPp)


Why, pray tell?

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 03, 2016 12:15 AM (JO9+V)

246 Well your opinion is a stupid one, so perhaps you found one.
Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2016 12:12 AM (Dj0WE)

_____

No you're right. People who can't figure out a basic statistics or trigonometry problem are geniuses of a different kind.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 03, 2016 12:15 AM (0LHZx)

247 If I had depended on my high school teachers to spark my interest in math or physics, there wouldn't have been any.

Let's see, 9th grade "romper room" science class, whatever they called it. Some doofus assistant coach taught it. Absolute idiot. Knew nothing. Did some demonstration of H2 and O2 production by electrolysis then showed how they strongly react. Explained that was the principle behind the "Hydrogen Bomb".

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 03, 2016 12:16 AM (dvuhZ)

248 Sock off; goodnight, all.

Posted by: andycanuck at March 03, 2016 12:17 AM (WOyz5)

249 MH 370 went down in the Indian. Little question about it. It was not flown to bleak airfield in Saudi or Pakistan or any of that.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 02, 2016 11:30 PM (vhNJH)

Seems to me if it was in the water more stuff would have been found by now. It can't be just sitting out there floating around in circles.

I think it's sitting in pieces in some obscure mountain range in SE Asia.

Posted by: Blano at March 03, 2016 12:17 AM (sdPF/)

250 No you're right. People who can't figure out a basic statistics or trigonometry problem are geniuses of a different kind.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 03, 2016 12:15 AM (0LHZx)


math guys have lots of weaknesses.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 03, 2016 12:17 AM (vb33c)

251 G'Night, andycanuck.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 12:17 AM (OQ9R7)

252 43 Communications majors have the lowest college entrance scores of those majors not expecting summers off in their field
Posted by: Ben Franklin at March 02, 2016 11:33 PM (12kBq)


I had to take one class from the Communications Department. Gawd, was that stupid. The one semester debate class I took in high school was more rigorous. The communications class had us discussing a lot of new agey kind of crap. At one point we got hooked up to some biorhythms device.
Completely pointless.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 03, 2016 12:17 AM (SXU3d)

253 Preach it! I didn't even know how to sing and stuff before Wings.

Posted by: Linda McCartney... from the grave at March 03, 2016 12:18 AM (e7T6D)

254 At one point we got hooked up to some biorhythms device.
Completely pointless.
Posted by: nerdygirl at March 03, 2016 12:17 AM (SXU3d)

But did you get clear?

Posted by: Insomniac at March 03, 2016 12:18 AM (0mRoj)

255 244 RWR

First, Thank You for your service.

Second, you seem to have basically made Moo Moo's point (mores the pity).

Finally, that's a GREAT story - made me smile. Thanks for that.

Posted by: speedster1 at March 03, 2016 12:18 AM (vUcdz)

256 "math guys have lots of weaknesses."
-Posted by: yankeefifth at March 03, 2016 12:17 AM (vb33c)

That's not what he's saying, but you're right. "Street-Wise" helps you in the business-sense, whether anyone likes it, or not.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 12:19 AM (OQ9R7)

257 70 "London Has Fallen" is getting reviews like "Breitbart's wet dream". Apparently that's bad.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 02, 2016 11:38 PM (6FqZa)


Cool. Maybe I'll go see it.
So why don't the reviewers like it? Because it comes up with the implausible idea that there might be Muslim terrorist out there?

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 03, 2016 12:19 AM (SXU3d)

258 I had to take one class from the Communications Department. Gawd, was that stupid. The one semester debate class I took in high school was more rigorous. The communications class had us discussing a lot of new agey kind of crap. At one point we got hooked up to some biorhythms device.
Completely pointless.
Posted by: nerdygirl at March 03, 2016 12:17 AM (SXU3d)

well I may have to agree there, communications as a single major is a disaster, may as well be women's studies.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 03, 2016 12:19 AM (vb33c)

259 256 Slap

Al Chernick.

Posted by: speedster1 at March 03, 2016 12:20 AM (vUcdz)

260 Nite andycanuck

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 03, 2016 12:20 AM (voOPb)

261 "math guys have lots of weaknesses."
-Posted by: yankeefifth at March 03, 2016 12:17 AM (vb33c)

That's not what he's saying, but you're right. "Street-Wise" helps you in the business-sense, whether anyone likes it, or not.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 12:19 AM (OQ9R7)


agreed



Posted by: yankeefifth at March 03, 2016 12:20 AM (vb33c)

262 207 Wasn't Hitchens an actual honest to God "Devil's Advocate" in the sainthood proceedings for Mother Theresa?

The Devil's advocate makes the case against the sainthood of the whoever is being considered. I think they actually got him to take the role in some stage of the process.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 03, 2016 12:06 AM (dvuhZ)

--Yes, he was. Mother Teresa is not a saint yet though; I think she's just beatified.

Posted by: logprof at March 03, 2016 12:21 AM (HIlpB)

263 Every civilian airplane in the sky is accounted for.
You don't load an unknown liner and dump it. Even shitty countries
have record of TO's and landings.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 03, 2016 12:05 AM (vhNJH)

Did they ever figure out who abandoned those three 747's at the Malaysian airport?

Posted by: Blano at March 03, 2016 12:21 AM (sdPF/)

264 Well your opinion is a stupid one, so perhaps you found one.
Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2016 12:12 AM (Dj0WE)
_____

No you're right. People who can't figure out a basic statistics or trigonometry problem are geniuses of a different kind.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 03, 2016 12:15 AM (0LHZx)


I could explain this to you, but I can't think it for you.


Perhaps it's best I go back to ignoring your silliness. Yes, I think I shall.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2016 12:21 AM (Dj0WE)

265 "math guys have lots of weaknesses small penises ."

-Posted by: yankeefifth

Fixed for accuracy and every fight I've ever overheard in a bar

Posted by: Linda McCartney... from the grave at March 03, 2016 12:21 AM (e7T6D)

266 math guys have lots of weaknesses.
Posted by: yankeefifth at March 03, 2016 12:17 AM (vb33c)

*****

Most notably, an inability to see a path to real world applications of their work. And basic Social skills. But mostly the real world applications thingy.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 03, 2016 12:21 AM (YLidQ)

267 Good night, andycanuck.

Posted by: logprof at March 03, 2016 12:21 AM (HIlpB)

268 I don't count Canadians...

-JUST KIDDING!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 12:21 AM (OQ9R7)

269 "I had to go to college for 2 years to get certified for teaching history."

And there's the root of the insanity.

Can't tell you how many times I have heard from people that the very best classroom instructors they had ever come across were in the old-time U.S. military. In subjects up to and including nontrivial subjects such as nuclear physics, cryptography, and the Russian language.

Typically those instructors were grizzled noncoms and warrant officers, and they had absolutely _zero_ "certifications" for their teaching jobs other than knowing their subject down cold, and knowing that if they failed to impart the knowledge efficiently, there were horrible punitive postings awaiting elsewhere.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 03, 2016 12:21 AM (noWW6)

270 Let's see, 9th grade "romper room" science class, whatever they called it. Some doofus assistant coach taught it. Absolute idiot. Knew nothing. Did some demonstration of H2 and O2 production by electrolysis then showed how they strongly react. Explained that was the principle behind the "Hydrogen Bomb".
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 03, 2016 12:16 AM (dvuhZ)

Wow, that is... wow. I got nothing. The thing that sucks about bad teachers is that when they tell you shit like the above, THEY might believe it. The kids then believe it, because they are there to learn (and therefore do not know to question the merit of the teacher's claims.) Then the kids go home and tell the parents. Then the parents mention it to the guys in the breakroom at work...

The Russian telephone of ignorance goes on and on. This is how people think socialism can work indefinitely.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 03, 2016 12:22 AM (iHjB5)

271 Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at March 02, 2016 11:52 PM (hxUdS)

Vets who become teachers after serving are a different kettle of fish all together. I have a friend who taught with several and she said they were the best teachers in the school and very good at maintaining classroom discipline,which is not a small feat in high school.

And yes, like others have said, almost all of us had at least a couple of truly exceptional, dedicated teachers who had a huge impact on us. My high school had some really excellent English and history teachers. One actually got a class of freshman girls excited about reading Shakespeare. Now that's talent!

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 03, 2016 12:22 AM (P8951)

272 Well. I survived the Art's Festival ... sort of ...

Posted by: Adriane the Critic ... at March 03, 2016 12:22 AM (AoK0a)

273 262: Ok, not a saint yet (it does take a while, doesn't it?), but Hitch was a Devil's Advocate in part of the "elevation" process.

I was sort of surprised that he would event take part in a Church proceeding like that, but I guess he got a kick out it. Being a real bona fide Devil's Advocate.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 03, 2016 12:23 AM (dvuhZ)

274 You will note , we don't actually "sleep" with goats,.. in the summer months anyway

Posted by: Canadians at March 03, 2016 12:23 AM (e7T6D)

275 So moo the investment banker is also a whizz at algebra helps when it's time to pay for the dry cleaning invoice. All you non-math people don't know what dry cleaning is

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 03, 2016 12:23 AM (voOPb)

276 So is Houston set for a nice violence filled crime spree?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 12:02 AM (hlMPp)


Why, pray tell?
Posted by: Count de Monet at March 03, 2016 12:15 AM (JO9+V)

Group used a truck to rip off the cage to a gun shop. Went in and ransacked the place.

BRB. Finding the security footage.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 12:23 AM (hlMPp)

277 my experience has been that most people who are not good at math were not interested in math, did not realize how it was useful to them, and or had very poor teachers. however, even later in their careers if the have a need or interest I have been able to teach them what they needed to know.

writing is an entirely different thing. the odds of someone learning to become a good writer later in their career are very low and it is nearly impossible to teach them to become better.



Posted by: yankeefifth at March 03, 2016 12:23 AM (vb33c)

278 on the internet, no one knows who you are, so you can be anything you wannabee.







Cypher : "I want to be someone important. . . like an actor."

Posted by: Willard Willabee at March 03, 2016 12:24 AM (6SGGk)

279 Adams's supporters lashed out at Jackson as a drunkard, duelist and cockfighter-and a man who couldn't even spell "Europe"

You gotta admit that was probably fair.

Posted by: AD at March 03, 2016 12:24 AM (QWY55)

280 So moo the investment banker is also a whizz at algebra helps when it's time to pay for the dry cleaning invoice. All you non-math people don't know what dry cleaning is
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 03, 2016 12:23 AM (voOPb)

he is not an investment banker.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 03, 2016 12:24 AM (vb33c)

281 Actually, just search 'Houston Gun Store' and it's being reported by a couple of stations.

I would do the tinyurl but it's such a pain on the tablet.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 12:25 AM (hlMPp)

282 277 my experience has been that most people who are not good at math were not interested in math, did not realize how it was useful to them, and or had very poor teachers. however, even later in their careers if the have a need or interest I have been able to teach them what they needed to know.

writing is an entirely different thing. the odds of someone learning to become a good writer later in their career are very low and it is nearly impossible to teach them to become better.



Posted by: yankeefifth at March 03, 2016 12:23 AM (vb33c)

I had poor math teachers and developed severe focal anxiety with regard to math. It's one of the great regrets I have regarding my education. I am a very good writer, I'm told, so there's that.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 03, 2016 12:25 AM (0mRoj)

283 265
"math guys have lots of weaknesses small penises ."


-Posted by: yankeefifth

Fixed for accuracy and every fight I've ever overheard in a bar


Posted by: Linda McCartney... from the grave at March 03, 2016 12:21 AM (e7T6D)


OK, that's a creepy sock/post pairing.....

Posted by: cthulhu at March 03, 2016 12:26 AM (EzgxV)

284 Actually, just search 'Houston Gun Store' and it's being reported by a couple of stations.



I would do the tinyurl but it's such a pain on the tablet.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 12:25 AM (hlMPp)

Lovely.

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 03, 2016 12:26 AM (JO9+V)

285 Judge Scalia and I went hunting one time, long ago in Peruvia--in the infamous badlands to the north, where lizards cry and snakes crawl quickly.

Hot and dry it was, baking the life out of all creatures--before we slaughtered them with our Big Semi-Semi-Automatic Guns which should have stayed illegal, because Sandy Hook and Columbine.

We killed on sight, mercilessly, aimlessly, with consummate cruelty. Judge Scalia laughed the whole time, grinning and drooling, enjoying every moment and occasionally pleasuring himself with Reckless Abandon.

Life is a jungle, my friends--except when it's a desert

Posted by: Hunter S. Thompson at March 03, 2016 12:26 AM (/542q)

286 ..."Typically those instructors were grizzled noncoms and warrant officers, and they had absolutely _zero_ "certifications" for their teaching jobs other than knowing their subject down cold, and knowing that if they failed to impart the knowledge efficiently, there were horrible punitive postings awaiting elsewhere."
-Posted by: torquewrench at March 03, 2016 12:21 AM (noWW6)

And that's where the relatively new, "Teachers teach, all others 'Do' ", comes from.

Beside being in Government Unions, they are only "qualified" under stringent shitty rules that reject learned, hands-on people.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 12:26 AM (OQ9R7)

287 Name that movie: Me underwears!

Posted by: TickledPink at March 03, 2016 12:26 AM (F5hTl)

288 Trump offered an olive branch to Cruz last night (which he certainly did not offer the Robot). It's up to Cruz how he responds. Not saying Cruz should rollover - he should fight on. But respect was given to a worthy adversary. It would be good if Cruz acknowledged it.

Posted by: Sandy at March 03, 2016 12:27 AM (tbyTp)

289 My algebra teacher in 9th grade was one of the coaches. What he knew of algebra I will never know. He admitted to us several times, he just kinda got stuck with the class. We literally opened out textbooks... and he read, word for word... page after page and we took the tests that came with the book.

Funny, but I never learned algebra worth a damn.

Posted by: Yip at March 03, 2016 12:27 AM (e7T6D)

290
Anyone who thinks I should be somehow ashamed, or that my job is for people without brain power, or that I'm comparable to a burger flipper...you can shove it.
Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge


If you think the complaints reference your background, rest easy in knowning that not the case.

Say, who is Randy Weaver?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 03, 2016 12:27 AM (A/3fN)

291 287 Name that movie: Me underwears!
Posted by: TickledPink at March 03, 2016 12:26 AM (F5hTl)

Uh...Deliverance?

Posted by: Insomniac at March 03, 2016 12:27 AM (0mRoj)

292 Every civilian airplane in the sky is accounted for. You don't load an unknown liner and dump it. Even shitty countries have record of TO's and landings.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 03, 2016 12:05 AM (vhNJH)


No, I was alluding to the same physical airplane, after the mysterious bad guys had removed from it the McGuffin they coveted. Then they ditch it, and all the inconvenient witnesses.


Do i think it happened that way? Not at all. But there could have been an unscheduled stop between MH370's initial departure, and its rendezvous with eternity.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 03, 2016 12:27 AM (afR/C)

293 Oh... and I've stopped using "Public-Sector Unions".

Fuck that.

Government Unions is more the term.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 12:27 AM (OQ9R7)

294 >>> Well. I survived the Art's Festival ... sort of ...
Posted by: Adriane the Critic ... at March 03, 2016 12:22 AM
------
Hi Adraine! I haven't talked to you in a while.
I like art. What Art's Festival? Were you just attending or participating in some way?

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 12:28 AM (2x3L+)

295 Vets who become teachers after serving are a different kettle of fish all together. I have a friend who taught with several and she said they were the best teachers in the school and very good at maintaining classroom discipline,which is not a small feat in high school.

And yes, like others have said, almost all of us had at least a couple of truly exceptional, dedicated teachers who had a huge impact on us. My high school had some really excellent English and history teachers. One actually got a class of freshman girls excited about reading Shakespeare. Now that's talent!
Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 03, 2016 12:22 AM (P8951)


And this sorta goes back to the original premise: which is somehow that people who major in education are dummies, and if there is truth to this, and I'm going to just assume there is, it has everything to do with selection bias.


People who want to do stuff don't go into education, and people who go into education apparently have decided to go into the education industry. Which, I think we're going to assume is a given around here, is one f**ked up industry.


So why WOULD any bright individual subject his or herself into that mess? Well, some do. Because they believe in the mission. Those clueless masses though, who trundle into the Education Industrial Complex have to learn the assembly line tasks of the job.


Which of course has nothing to do with the subjects being taught, so... Again, my only objection to this argument is people who pat themselves on the back because they studied rocks or gases in school. Big deal. Do something with, then we'll talk. Until then, once you get beyond a certain age, one really ought to stop talking about what you did in school.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2016 12:28 AM (Dj0WE)

296 -Posted by: Sandy at March 03, 2016 12:27 AM (tbyTp)

Negative, Ghostrider. That pattern is full.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 12:29 AM (OQ9R7)

297 >>>That's hazzard pay if nothing else.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 02, 2016 11:55 PM (0LHZx)

***

Cheaper to surround the place some morning with an armored column, and then blast away until nothing but blood is leaking out.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 03, 2016 12:29 AM (1zS3A)

298 136 I asked a 'gifted and talented teacher supervisor' if I could borrow or get a recommendation for an algebra text because our kid was bored in class and wanted to have some fun over the summer. (Elementary school.)
Her answer was, "Oh, no! We don't want our parents teaching!"
Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 02, 2016 11:52 PM (GzDYP)


That's really scary. I wish more people would push back on this stuff. Then again, because of the union, there's not much you can do about teachers who refuse to respond properly to parents' requests. This is what's wrong with the union, teachers can treat parents any way they want, with no real repercussions.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 03, 2016 12:29 AM (SXU3d)

299 No. Mother Teresa is a saint. I think the Hitchens thing is urban legend. As noted above, he published articles critical of her years before her death, just because he thought she got too much admiration. Or something.

Posted by: Sal at March 03, 2016 12:29 AM (MRX6w)

300 " all together"


What does this mean , and who cooks this way anyway!??

Posted by: kettle of fish at March 03, 2016 12:30 AM (e7T6D)

301 The problem with math is your head tends to get way up in the clouds into total abstraction. In my edumacation, I went through a phase like that when I just had a hard-on for math.

Solving a problem becomes irrelevant. It's how elegant the solution is. You tend not to give a shit if it has any real world application or not. Theoretical physics, which is mostly math, gets that way too.

What's funny is some of that stuff that has no known application does find an application years later. Some physicist gets on to something, then stumbles on some math done years before just sitting on a shelf that is just the ticket for the new thing he's found.

Example: Differential geometry. Abstract shit. The came Einstein and General Relativity. The math for it was already there, just sitting there.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 03, 2016 12:30 AM (dvuhZ)

302 Anyone who thinks I should be somehow ashamed, or that my job is for people without brain power, or that I'm comparable to a burger flipper...you can shove it.
Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge

If you think the complaints reference your background, rest easy in knowning that not the case.

Say, who is Randy Weaver?
Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 03, 2016 12:27 AM (A/3fN)


A guy who prolly didn't do too well in math subjects in school, I'm suspecting.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2016 12:31 AM (Dj0WE)

303 WCL- Randy Weaver was the focal point of the 1992 Ruby Ridge siege. I.e. the government slaughtered two innocent family members of his for absolutely no reason.

Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at March 03, 2016 12:32 AM (hxUdS)

304 Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon dead day after indictment. WTF?

Posted by: Frack MATT DAMON at March 03, 2016 12:32 AM (gwG9s)

305 The late Canadian novelist Robertson Davies went to Oxford University to finish his degree because he couldn't pass the math requirements in the Canadian uni he went to to save his life. Oxford, at least the college he went to, did not care about math so much, so he passed and went on to get his MA there.

He was not a stupid man. He just was not good at math. He compensated for that by being an excellent wordsmith.



Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 03, 2016 12:32 AM (P8951)

306 293
Oh... and I've stopped using "Public-Sector Unions".



Fuck that.



Government Unions is more the term.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 12:27 AM (OQ9R7)


While you're calling things like they are, can we forget the GEICO nonsense with the cute animated gecko....and run with Government Employee Insurance COmpany?

Posted by: cthulhu at March 03, 2016 12:32 AM (EzgxV)

307 Say, who is Randy Weaver?
Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 03, 2016 12:27 AM (A/3fN)


mcclouds brother




or love child or randy quaid and dennis weaver

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 03, 2016 12:32 AM (vb33c)

308 >>>Posted by: Janie' got a gun at March 02, 2016 11:59 PM (P7F0o)

***

Best wait until you have an offer elsewhere.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 03, 2016 12:32 AM (1zS3A)

309 Ooops, i was wrong. She is just beatified. Misled by the local church having her statue up already.

Posted by: Sal at March 03, 2016 12:32 AM (MRX6w)

310 You know, bash coaches all you want--they maintained discipline in the classroom. Between a teacher who didn't, but was otherwise average, and that, I'll take that.

I can learn on my own. It's a stable classroom that I can't replicate.

Posted by: AD at March 03, 2016 12:33 AM (QWY55)

311 "Adams's supporters lashed out at Jackson as a drunkard, duelist and cockfighter"

I was all ready to go for the cockfight. I'd stayed up late practicing.

Then they brought out this... BIRD.

Whoa nelly.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 03, 2016 12:33 AM (noWW6)

312 I like art. What Art's Festival? Were you just attending or participating in some way?

I help organize it.

I try to help organize it.

I try to help organize it by encouraging people to get organized.

ad infinitum ...
: -)

Posted by: Adriane the Critic ... at March 03, 2016 12:34 AM (AoK0a)

313 >>>he is not an investment banker.
Posted by: yankeefifth at March 03, 2016 12:24 AM (vb33c)

Stockbroke?
Professional ah never mind

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 03, 2016 12:34 AM (voOPb)

314 311 torque

/golf clap

Posted by: speedster1 at March 03, 2016 12:34 AM (vUcdz)

315 was all ready to go for the cockfight. I'd stayed up late practicing.

Then they brought out this... BIRD.

Whoa nelly.
Posted by: torquewrench at March 03, 2016 12:33 AM (noWW6)



couldn't pee straight for weeks



Posted by: yankeefifth at March 03, 2016 12:34 AM (vb33c)

316 No, Hitch was a real Devil's Advocate. Google it. He said someone had to take the Devil's position pro-bono, and he was pleased to do it

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 03, 2016 12:34 AM (dvuhZ)

317 WCL- Randy Weaver was the focal point of the 1992 Ruby Ridge siege. I.e. the government slaughtered two innocent family members of his for absolutely no reason.
Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at March 03, 2016 12:32 AM (hxUdS)


Oh, I suspect he knows. And I wouldn't go so far as to say they had "absolutely no reason." You might not like their reasons, but they had them.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2016 12:34 AM (Dj0WE)

318 >>> or love child or randy quaid and dennis weaver
Posted by: yankeefifth at March 03, 2016 12:32 AM (vb33c)
-----
Right answer. Hi5, y5!

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 12:35 AM (2x3L+)

319 The Hindenburg was a hydrogen bomb.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 03, 2016 12:35 AM (FkBIv)

320 Just got done watching a documentary on the screwed up mess that the politicos and eco-whackos have made of the California water supply. Interestingly, the initial bill to restrict water usage in the Central Valley, which passed in 1992, was introduced to the Senate by a senator from New Jersey.

Posted by: junior at March 03, 2016 12:35 AM (fgd5X)

321 A good work buddy of mine has a degree in math and taught for awhile before he quit and did the ATC job with me. Anyway.. we were talking math one night and I stopped him and said,.... I sure as hell wish I had had a actual math teacher in late middle school to high school, because he was describing it all so well , I'm convinced, even a 14 year old me could have picked up on it... instead of what did happen.

I grew up hating math and got the impression I was an idiot. I've learned in life, that it wasn't me...... regarding math.... but several of my former girlfriends have told me the idiot thing comes right across.

Posted by: Yip at March 03, 2016 12:36 AM (e7T6D)

322 "Example: Differential geometry. Abstract shit. The came Einstein and General Relativity. The math for it was already there, just sitting there."
-Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 03, 2016 12:30 AM (dvuhZ)

The temperature differential and dissolution via the aqueous layer would lead to a greater solution and grade of methamphedamine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R95f7VwXqIw

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 12:37 AM (OQ9R7)

323 Pagliano better hire a food taster. Plus Mike Ehrmantraut.

Posted by: kalneva at March 03, 2016 12:37 AM (V+9dL)

324 Hats off to Maet for another terrific ONT.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 03, 2016 12:37 AM (sl+zA)

325 I taught as an instructor pilot in the T-38, A-10 and F-117... It takes a lot of patience and 55 gallon balls...the same as in any discipline...patience and being an expert in your field.

Posted by: tankkiller69 at March 03, 2016 12:38 AM (71ysr)

326 Maet Kills It night after night.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 12:38 AM (OQ9R7)

327 I had the football coach for alg. 2 trig and almost failed after acing every previous math course. He simply did not teach a thing and didn't know enough to answer when we asked questions.

It's still a problem. Saw it last year with my kid. Coach/Teacher said, "There's no excuse for your student to not succeed in this class!"

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 03, 2016 12:39 AM (GzDYP)

328 "Randy Weaver was the focal point of the 1992 Ruby Ridge siege. I.e. the
government slaughtered two innocent family members of his for absolutely
no reason."

Including having an elite federal sniper shoot his wife, who posed no tactical threat, in the back of the head as she ran away from the feds.

And after the feds having premeditatedly and aggressively entrapped Weaver into committing the offense which precipitated the siege.

Weaver wasn't necessarily a great humanitarian figure, and was certainly not the brightest bulb in the chandelier, but he also certainly wasn't some vicious crime lord requiring the law enforcement response be dialed up to eleven.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 03, 2016 12:39 AM (noWW6)

329 I had great math teachers in high school & college, mostly ...

I watched an Intro to Computer Science teacher turn off several smart kids with her inability to explain how to organize a program logically ...

Posted by: Adriane the Teaching Critic ... at March 03, 2016 12:39 AM (AoK0a)

330 -Posted by: tankkiller69 at March 03, 2016 12:38 AM (71ysr)

If that's true, I welcome you to this "Smart Military Blog".

...Sir.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 12:40 AM (OQ9R7)

331 heh, ABC's new "comedy" about a "Christian Family" with a gay son is sure to be a liberal, bigoted, bomb lol.

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 12:40 AM (Vy81P)

332 MH, let me echo what Slap said - you're doing a fine job with the morning news dump. Extra pudding and Kaboom rations for you.

Good night all.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 03, 2016 12:40 AM (P8951)

333 "Pagliano better hire a food taster. Plus Mike Ehrmantraut."
-Posted by: kalneva at March 03, 2016 12:37 AM (V+9dL)

*HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 12:41 AM (OQ9R7)

334 Not bashing on coaches! AD! In the 70's, I've since learned, it was VERY common for coaches to be forced to teach math or other subjects they didn't really know or have a feel for.

Posted by: Yip at March 03, 2016 12:41 AM (e7T6D)

335 G'Night, Donna with all of those ampersands!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 12:42 AM (OQ9R7)

336 Slap weasel. Been lurking, rarely commenting for 6 years...but thank you..AoS rocks

Posted by: tankkiller69 at March 03, 2016 12:42 AM (71ysr)

337 Do you research on Milken and all that his junk
bonds funded and it will be a tuffy for even the most ardent Mother
Teresa admirers.

Posted by: redbanzai



You mean like himself?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 03, 2016 12:14 AM (A/3fN)

Like MCI (which led to the breakup of AT and T's monopoly), McCaw Cellular (who would not have been able to outflank the landline phone industry and build the first nationwide cellular network without Milken's junk bond funding), Ted Turner's CNN ( he used his own money for what was considered at the time a crack pot idea) His junk bonds also resuscitated Chrysler, American Motors and Mattel when traditional financiers would not touch them. I will not name them all but Michael Milken provided financing for over a thousand new and innovative companies that banks wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole.


If I were asked, I would say that the two people most responsible for the booming economy in the 80's were Ronald Reagan and Michael Milken. Reagan lowered taxes and freed up capital and Michael Milken's financial innovations rung every last bit of value from that capital and put it to work.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 12:42 AM (NPofj)

338 Alls I knows is, I *will not* watch this new show on ABC, "The Real O'Neals."



Exec producer is anti-Christian bigot Dan Savage.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 02, 2016 11:47 PM (ntObR)


I heard an advertisement for that show on the radio tonight.

I doubt it will make it through even a full season.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 03, 2016 12:42 AM (fC9RO)

339 Nite Donna & thanks

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 03, 2016 12:42 AM (voOPb)

340 Let's see. My high school algebra teacher, Algebra II, IIRC, was a real hottie. Better not mention her name, but I remember it well. It was 10th grade, or was it 11th. Hell, I can't remember.

Anyway, the boys were all horny little teenage boys. She used to sit up there on her desk a lot and cross her legs. We'd all just sit there and stare, trying to get a glimpse of thigh and on up higher.

And we were all so well behaved with her. Yes, ma'am. Good little boys. She just couldn't understand how the other teachers had problems with some of us boys.

Beautiful little derriere too. Man, oh man. The memories.......

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 03, 2016 12:42 AM (dvuhZ)

341 Heh, local news thinks that the Chesapeake Energy chief's death "MAY" have intentional.

Just indited the day before... YA THINK??

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 12:43 AM (Vy81P)

342 Kinda surprised more people don't know Randy Weaver here. His cause should be popular with our type:

1. He was Special Forces during 'Nam.
2. Moved to Idaho to escape society and became entrapped by an ATF informant whom he finally sold two sawed off shotguns to. Informant was offered a stipend if Weaver was convicted. It's not sure if Weaver sold sawed off shotguns, or if the informant did it himself.
3. Weaver was sent the wrong court date.
4. When he failed to show, US Marshals surveilling his cabin without a warrant confronted him in the woods near his home and killed his dog and 14 year-old son, who was shot in the back. One marshal was killed - they claimed Weaver's friend shot him before anything else happened, but ballistics determined the slain marshal had fired seven times.
5. The next day, an FBI sniper fatally shot his wife in the head while she was holding their ten month old daughter in the cabin door.

Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at March 03, 2016 12:43 AM (hxUdS)

343 I heated up a can of Chef Boyardee ravioli, and ate most of it. I pushed the bowl off to the side of the desk, intending to finish it shortly.

Then my cat Kira came bounding onto the desk and proceeded to bury her nose in the bowl. Anybody who thinks that cats are finicky eaters never met Kira. She attacked that ravioli enthusiastically. She is a cat with a purpose, and that purpose is to eat. I think she would gnaw my arm off if I ever got between her and a bowl of food.

Posted by: rickl at March 03, 2016 12:43 AM (sdi6R)

344 -Posted by: torquewrench at March 03, 2016 12:39 AM (noWW6)

After everything I've read, pro and con... ^THIS^

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 12:43 AM (OQ9R7)

345 I sure as hell wish I had had a actual math teacher in late middle school to high school, because he was describing it all so well , I'm convinced, even a 14 year old me could have picked up on it... instead of what did happen.

Math is such a cumulative skill-building subject that just single bad math teacher in the K-12 sequence can sometimes send students down the failure path. And once you have a gap in your math skills it gets harder and harder - and more unpleasant - to ever catch up.

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 03, 2016 12:43 AM (pAlYe)

346 tankkiller69,

Did you instruct at Sheppard at all? T-38's..

Posted by: Yip at March 03, 2016 12:43 AM (e7T6D)

347 'We're All Muslims Deep Down,' Says ...Boston Police Commissioner. Commissioner William B. Evans said this at a mosque that has produced at least six people jailed or killed for terror activity.


Well I suppose if given the choice between convert or die I would become a muslim too.

Posted by: RPNRx at March 03, 2016 12:44 AM (3Tk5+)

348 301
The problem with math is your head tends to get way up in the clouds
into total abstraction. In my edumacation, I went through a phase like
that when I just had a hard-on for math.

Solving a problem
becomes irrelevant. It's how elegant the solution is. You tend not to
give a shit if it has any real world application or not. Theoretical
physics, which is mostly math, gets that way too.

What's funny
is some of that stuff that has no known application does find an
application years later. Some physicist gets on to something, then
stumbles on some math done years before just sitting on a shelf that is
just the ticket for the new thing he's found.

Example:
Differential geometry. Abstract shit. The came Einstein and General
Relativity. The math for it was already there, just sitting there.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 03, 2016 12:30 AM (dvuhZ)


For any of you morons with a son, daughter, niece, nephew, or family friend going to be doing STEM in college, I've got a protip. Colleges and universities design their math and physics programs in lockstep -- first year, you take Math 3A, Phys 6A; Math 3B, Phys 6B; Math 3C and Phys 6C.....

This allows the Physics class to do some minor gyrations to teach the physics while assuming the underlying math will catch up.

But if you skip a quarter of Physics and take things as Math 3A, no Phys; Math 3B, Phy 6A; Math 3C, Phy 6B; Phys 6C....you see the gyrations as empty BS and learn things "the right way" in the first place -- which allows you to stomp all over the grading curve for those who are taking them in parallel.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 03, 2016 12:44 AM (EzgxV)

349 211 The Lena pic is just attention whoring. There are women that size and bigger who can take a selfie and actually flatter themselves. She's doing it for the 'hate' comments.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 12:07 AM (hlMPp)


Yup. I know people who are more overweight than that. They take pride in their appearance and dress carefully. And they would never take a selfie in a two piece bathing suit. She wants people to say mean things about her so that she can blubber about how horrible people are to women. Waaaah.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 03, 2016 12:44 AM (SXU3d)

350 Rodney Whitaker also wrote Rude Tales and Glorious under the pseudonym Nicholas Seare. It is a hilarious re-telling of the Arthurian tales. The funniest book I have ever read. Oh wait, it is tied for funniest book with 1339 or so: Being An Apology for a Pedlar, also written by him.

Posted by: Delurk Ergo Sum at March 03, 2016 12:44 AM (WyUvl)

351 Including having an elite federal sniper shoot his wife, who posed no tactical threat, in the back of the head as she ran away from the feds.

And after the feds having premeditatedly and aggressively entrapped Weaver into committing the offense which precipitated the siege.

Weaver wasn't necessarily a great humanitarian figure, and was certainly not the brightest bulb in the chandelier, but he also certainly wasn't some vicious crime lord requiring the law enforcement response be dialed up to eleven.
Posted by: torquewrench at March 03, 2016 12:39 AM (noWW6)

Horiuchi. Just looking up that shitstains bio.

Trying to remember what gun co. though it was a good idea to have him as a spokesman,

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 12:44 AM (hlMPp)

352 "Slap weasel. Been lurking, rarely commenting for 6 years...but thank you..AoS rocks."
-Posted by: tankkiller69 at March 03, 2016 12:42 AM (71ysr)

Bless you, Sir.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 12:45 AM (OQ9R7)

353 I always dreamed of flying a T-38. I flew single and twin recips and occasionally got to hand fly a friend's Beech B200 King Air. Never got to try a a full-on jet though.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 03, 2016 12:45 AM (sl+zA)

354 Reagan lowered taxes and freed up capital and Michael Milken's financial innovations rung every last bit of value from that capital and put it to work.
Posted by: redbanzai


For himself.

Boeksy plead guilty in '86. Milken was indicted in '89.

The Milken Institute was founded in '91.

Pull my other third dick.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 03, 2016 12:45 AM (A/3fN)

355 The Hindenburg was a hydrogen bomb.
Posted by: Bertram
-------------------

Nah, just a fire.
Now if there had been a stoichiometric mix of oxygen and hydrogen...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 03, 2016 12:45 AM (9mTYi)

356 Yip. Nope...I did my white jet time at Laughlin by the sea...detted out of Shepard for low-levels to graduate a class when the weather was poor at Laughlin tho

Posted by: tankkiller69 at March 03, 2016 12:45 AM (71ysr)

357 Your choice Slapweasel...your choice.

Posted by: Sandy at March 03, 2016 12:45 AM (tbyTp)

358 321

I was a genius in freshman algebra, in Haines, AK, where I was the new kid from South Dakota. Teacher (wish I could remember his name) used to have me 'splain on the board. FFW to moving to WA, everyone way way way behind. I lost interest, and still was ahead of everyone, but that teacher was terrible. I had a definite leg up having that good teacher. Similar thing happened in CC. Great until calculus, where the instructor was an Asian woman, who couldn't speak English, so I was disadvantaged. Where's my reparations!

Posted by: kalneva at March 03, 2016 12:46 AM (V+9dL)

359 Cicero, Slapweasel...thanks much...love watching you guys comment...Yip, same to you

Posted by: tankkiller69 at March 03, 2016 12:46 AM (71ysr)

360 Kinda surprised more people don't know Randy Weaver here. His cause should be popular with our type:
Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge


Our type?

So you've visited Ace's comments before?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 03, 2016 12:47 AM (A/3fN)

361 Kinda surprised more people don't know Randy Weaver here. His cause should be popular with our type:

Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at March 03, 2016 12:43 AM (hxUdS)


Our type??? I don't think I want to know what that means.


I am quite familiar with the Randy Weaver story. And the narrative presented by those who weren't there is just that: a story. It might be true, and it might not.


I have learned not to argue such things though. True believers tend to believe only they know the truth.


And since I'm not that type, I think I'm just going to call it a night.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 03, 2016 12:47 AM (Dj0WE)

362 Don't forget Paul Volcker. He slayed the inflation beast by accepting the newer Monetarist ideas. Before that, they believed that inflation and unemployment were linked hard. You could have low unemployment and low inflation.

Volcker just bit the bullet and reigned in the money supply growth, letting interest rates go through the roof. That did cause the terrible recession early on, but he stuck to his guns, knowing that once inflation was killed, things would equalize.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 03, 2016 12:48 AM (dvuhZ)

363 I doubt it will make it through even a full season.
Posted by: Colorado Alex


It may last many seasons. Not because of ratings but because the SJWs demand it.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 03, 2016 12:48 AM (FkBIv)

364 I don't feel particularly stupid (no comments, please) but I still can't figure out exactly when I CAN park here.

Posted by: goon at March 03, 2016 12:48 AM (gy5kE)

365 tomorrows outrage today.

IHOP: Texas, Chain's server writes "BLACK PPL" on take out receipt.


CAN'T. MAKE. THIS. UP...

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 12:48 AM (Vy81P)

366 No. Mother Teresa is a saint. I think the Hitchens
thing is urban legend. As noted above, he published articles critical of
her years before her death, just because he thought she got too much
admiration. Or something.

Posted by: Sal at March 03, 2016 12:29 AM (MRX6w)

Penn and Teller also hate Mother Teresa the burning hate they seem to reserve for those they consider to be hypocrites.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 12:48 AM (NPofj)

367 Don't get me wrong: Weaver is a Christian Identitist with possible Aryan Nations ties. I'm a devout Catholic. The fact that the government violated his rights so egregiously that I sympathize with him as much as I do should say something.

Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at March 03, 2016 12:48 AM (hxUdS)

368 365 tomorrows outrage today.

IHOP: Texas, Chain's server writes "BLACK PPL" on take out receipt.


CAN'T. MAKE. THIS. UP...

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 12:48 AM (Vy81P)

Spoiler: server was black.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 03, 2016 12:49 AM (0mRoj)

369 Like MCI (which led to the breakup of AT and T's monopoly),
Posted by: redbanzai


And jeebus christos, the break up of Ma Bell wasn't due to MCI. I was due to an act of Congress.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 03, 2016 12:49 AM (A/3fN)

370 >>>> Math is such a cumulative skill-building subject that just single bad math teacher in the K-12 sequence can sometimes send students down the failure path. And once you have a gap in your math skills it gets harder and harder - and more unpleasant - to ever catch up.
Posted by: Maetenloch at March 03, 2016 12:43 AM (pAlYe)
----
I was really lucky and had the best math teachers except my Calculus teacher in high school who was a total incompetent retard. My 7th grade math teacher insisted that I shouldn't go on to 8th grade standard math and should be in Algebra I instead. She spent after school for the better of a year and a whole summer tutoring me so that I could take Algebra in 8th grade. This was in a suburban public school too.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 12:49 AM (2GjZZ)

371 326 Maet Kills It night after night.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 12:38 AM (OQ9R7)


--If by "it" you mean my libido, then yeah.

Posted by: logprof at March 03, 2016 12:49 AM (HIlpB)

372 "Math is such a cumulative skill-building subject that just single bad math teacher in the K-12 sequence can sometimes send students down the failure path. And once you have a gap in your math skills it gets harder and harder - and more unpleasant - to ever catch up."
-Posted by: Maetenloch at March 03, 2016 12:43 AM (pAlYe)

That is So Well-Said. It also depends on the student. When faced with failing a class for the first time, ever, I devoted myself to geometry and all its proofs.

When I got to Trig, I didn't care anymore. I didn't want to graph points on a road to nowhere.

I gave-up.

Count me amongst the ignorant, because I failed myself most-of-all.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 12:50 AM (OQ9R7)

373 tankkiller69, cool. I worked SHP's moa's for 16 years at Fort Worth center. Good times... The burner-climbs always seemed to launch when there were planes everywhere above 'em...

Well... all the military, the KC-10's out of Tinker meeting up with the 141's and then 17's out of Altus... And back when 117's were flying... working them out in the moa's west of Lubbock . The Buffs out of Fort Worth... the Navy sub hunter missions over west Texas all night on the mid shifts... Heh. good times.

Posted by: Yip at March 03, 2016 12:50 AM (e7T6D)

374
When I got to Trig, I didn't care anymore. I didn't want to graph points on a road to nowhere.

Ultimately aren't we all just graphing points on a road to nowhere?

Posted by: Insomniac at March 03, 2016 12:50 AM (0mRoj)

375 @372.

Dittos on what Maet & Slap said

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 03, 2016 12:51 AM (voOPb)

376 219 Those old school nuns who made us diagram hundreds of sentences were not loved. They did not care if we loved them or not because Jesus loved them and that was enough. However, when they were done with us, we knew the parts of a sentence.

I didn't go to a school where they were smacking kids with rulers, but they did throw erasers at misbehaving kids.
Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 03, 2016 12:09 AM (P8951)


I went to a Catholic elementary school and our nuns didn't do much hitting either. They were real sticklers for proofreading. My idea of rebellious behavior is to start a sentence with "and".
I loved diagramming sentences. I also loved taking those Iowa Basics tests where you filled in the little circles for answers. I think I'm a bit of a OCD freak.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 03, 2016 12:51 AM (SXU3d)

377 My guidance counselor told me, as a freshman, that I wasn't smart enough for college and shoulder us on a "trade", which was fine. I took trig as a sophomore, got it, and got a B.S. In mathematics that allowed me to become an AF aviator

Posted by: tankkiller69 at March 03, 2016 12:52 AM (71ysr)

378 It may last many seasons. Not because of ratings but because the SJWs demand it.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 03, 2016 12:48 AM (FkBIv)


SJWs won't watch it in enough numbers, and there are plenty of other shows that will interest them more.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 03, 2016 12:52 AM (fC9RO)

379 Spoiler: server was black.
Posted by: Insomniac

Lol if true they of course left that out of the "trending on FB" post they just put up.

Lets just see how far it goes tho..

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 12:52 AM (Vy81P)

380 He was not a stupid man. He just was not good at math. He compensated for that by being an excellent wordsmith.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 03, 2016 12:32 AM (P8951)


C.S. Lewis had a similar story. He was terrible at anything involving math and only got into Oxford because of a waiver due to his WWI military service.

Posted by: Rosemary Lehmberg at March 03, 2016 12:52 AM (dPpmC)

381 Yip...good times for sure...I miss flying every damn day

Posted by: tankkiller69 at March 03, 2016 12:53 AM (71ysr)

382 >>>>.Kinda surprised more people don't know Randy Weaver here. His cause should be popular with our type:
Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge
-----
weft knows who Randy Weaver is. That was a trap. That you walked right into. Don't worry. Weft is just playing.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 12:53 AM (2GjZZ)

383 Well, that was a dreadful, old sock.

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit at March 03, 2016 12:53 AM (dPpmC)

384 381 Yip...good times for sure...I miss flying every damn day

--------

We're honored to have an A-10 driver in our midst.

Cheers.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 03, 2016 12:54 AM (sl+zA)

385 I don't want to kick a guy when he's down, but Christie seems to always have a look as though he just smelled a fart, and doesn't want to be blamed.

Posted by: goon at March 03, 2016 12:55 AM (gy5kE)

386 A-10s Rock...absolutely the most fun I have ever had!

Posted by: tankkiller69 at March 03, 2016 12:55 AM (71ysr)

387 "Well I suppose if given the choice between convert or die I would become a muslim too."
-Posted by: RPNRx at March 03, 2016 12:44 AM (3Tk5+)

I'll die a death NOT upon my knees, while finding Salvation in my Lord and Savior.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 12:55 AM (OQ9R7)

388 Count me amongst the ignorant, because I failed myself most-of-all.
Posted by: Slapweasel
--------------------

Ah, but that is the first failing in most of us, I think.

I do not know whether tenacity is a genetic trait or not, but those who have it, whether inherent, inherited, or learned, all do better in life.

For whatever reason, I am lazy, and it has cost me a great deal.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 03, 2016 12:56 AM (9mTYi)

389 367 Don't get me wrong: Weaver is a Christian Identitist with possible Aryan Nations ties. I'm a devout Catholic. The fact that the government violated his rights so egregiously that I sympathize with him as much as I do should say something.

Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at March 03, 2016 12:48 AM (hxUdS)

Don't recognize nic or hash. Yes, the Weaver family was done an injustice x1000. What's your point?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 12:56 AM (hlMPp)

390 Math was always my weakest subject in school. In eighth grade the school used some new way of teaching math that I never could understand. I moved from Oregon to Colorado near the end of the year, and was completely lost in my new math class. The teacher gave me a 'c' out of sympathy, and told me to retake the class in HS.

By the time I got to college I bombed calc 1 the first time I took it, as well as calc 2. Took both a second time to do better. Two years ago I decided to start taking classes again and signed up for an online calc 3 course followed by an online linear algebra course. I still have issues, but it's starting to make more sense.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 03, 2016 12:56 AM (fC9RO)

391 Thanks for getting my joke, slap. Heart you.

Posted by: kalneva at March 03, 2016 12:56 AM (V+9dL)

392 BurtTC, maybe I should have said "my type" to avoid speaking for others who I don't know. Regardless, if you distrust government and want it limited in the extreme, Randy's story should reverberate with you.

And no, I wasn't there, but this drama did play out in court, where Weaver found near-total vindication. Take that for what it's worth.

Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at March 03, 2016 12:56 AM (hxUdS)

393 >>>When I got to Trig, I didn't care anymore. I didn't want to graph points on a road to nowhere.
-----
>>>> Ultimately aren't we all just graphing points on a road to nowhere?
Posted by: Insomniac at March 03, 2016 12:50 AM (0mRoj)
-------
* wipes tear away from cheek *
That's so deep. Beautiful, really, you guys.
This is why I read here.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 12:57 AM (2GjZZ)

394 I always say that the brain is wired for pattern recognition. For some people it works well with numbers and abstract concepts. For others, it works well with words and patterns of language.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 03, 2016 12:58 AM (fC9RO)

395 >>with our type:
-------
Hmmm don't remember ever posting about this. And we've never met Francis
So keep your assumptions to yourself

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 03, 2016 12:58 AM (voOPb)

396 Between my mom and my dad, they have five degrees. Three in math and two in engineering. I went pass/no-pass in integral calculus and no-passed it because I just couldn't GAS anymore.....you can imagine how that went over. Mind you, I had just taken the top slot in differential calculus the quarter before and been recruited by the maths prof to jump from the engineering track to the maths track....

Posted by: cthulhu at March 03, 2016 12:58 AM (EzgxV)

397 Nic or hash, RWC?

Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at March 03, 2016 12:59 AM (hxUdS)

398 If I never see another picture of Lena Dunham I won't be disappointed, okay? I don't want to see her, or think about her, ever again if possible.

Posted by: goon at March 03, 2016 12:59 AM (gy5kE)

399 Ecdysiast. Look it up.


Just taking a new nic for a spin.


tankkiller69, welcome. Speak out more (suggestion, not order).


Cicero, that's cool. Life-long aviation buff but total loser who's never taken the time/$ to get licensed.


For now, I console myself with 75 minutes in an F-16B. Family model, back-seat, naturally. But about 5 min. of that was me "in control" (side-stick controller, thrust left unchanged, just changed altitude and bearing)

Posted by: Oberst Reuss, Stalag 69 at March 03, 2016 12:59 AM (QDnY+)

400 I was fortunate enough in HS to have had a couple of
courses wtaught by a retired AF colonel, who had worked on Project
Manhattan. He was probably the best teacher I ever had.


Posted by: Mike Hammer

My high school chemistry teacher served in the Navy for 16 years, from Pearl Harbor to 1956, and this was after he got his PhD from Cal Tech. He was a Fleet meteorologist, and was actually a full Commander, 7th Fleet Meteorologist when he retired.
If you ever see the movie "In Harm's Way", there's a brief scene when a navy meteorologist is giving a weather prediction needed to launch the offensive. I would bet that character was based on my old teach. He also taught chemistry at night classes at the University of Dayton, too.
He was present at a lot of atmospheric A bomb tests in the Pacific after WWII (natch), and remarked that he had a bunch of lab coats that were buried in concrete at the bottom of the ocean.

I don't know whether it's the bad teachers in school, or the deteriorating popular culture that's to blame. I think the rotten pop culture that kids subscribe to drives any teacher with self respect into selling insurance or getting into another line of work.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....tortured American at March 03, 2016 12:59 AM (+1T7c)

401 For himself.



Boeksy plead guilty in '86. Milken was indicted in '89.



The Milken Institute was founded in '91.



Pull my other third dick.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 03, 2016 12:45 AM (A/3fN)

"It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard for their own interest." -- A. Smith

I doesn't matter if Michael Milken intended the good he did only that that was the result of his actions. As a point of order, I am not at all convinced that Michael Milken didn't care about the good his financial innovations and funding did.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 12:59 AM (NPofj)

402 Sorry for the rant.

So... had a new furnace put in today (whoop. di. do.)... guys were here from about 10:30-7:00.

Took a while, but they did a nice job. When they left I had to go downstairs and do a little pick up/cleaning from where they left their grimy tools on things they shouldn't have. Get that done, begin to head upstairs, when I see something move out of the corner of my eye. "That shouldn't be... have no pets here." Go over to take a look, and a gorram chipmunk darts across the room.

"Oh, Hell." Now I got to deal with this little fucker. He must have got in through the hatchway the heating guys left open all day.

Well, THREE FUCKING HOURS I chase his furry little ass. Lots of places to hide. Lots of stuff to move, only to have him dive back into one of the rearranged piles. I didn't want to just brain him... tried to do right by catching him and letting him go.

What a waste. Make my move to trap him under an old recycling bin as he dashed out into the open. Guillotined. Not a clean cut, but the edge of the bin snapped his neck. Felt real bad. He was a pain in my ass, but for three hours he was a worthy opponent.

Sorry, Mr. Chipmunk. **opens 40 in brown paper bag, takes sip, pours a little out on ground for my homey**

Posted by: 'munk murdering Moron at March 03, 2016 12:59 AM (H9MG5)

403 Burt TC

Funny you mention that

I studied rocks and gases in school and it's afforded me a good living for 40 years.

Posted by: TexasJew at March 03, 2016 01:00 AM (2tRgJ)

404 *I == It

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 01:00 AM (NPofj)

405
397 Nic or hash, RWC?

Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at March 03, 2016 12:59 AM (hxUdS

Both.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 01:00 AM (hlMPp)

406 Colorado Alex...so true. I am dumb as a post but I get math and I get flying...everybody is wired differently. Thank God because I couldn't do what docs and nurses do, nor what an electrician can do

Posted by: tankkiller69 at March 03, 2016 01:00 AM (71ysr)

407 This is what's wrong with the union, teachers can treat parents any way they want, with no real repercussions.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 03, 2016 12:29 AM (SXU3d)

School employees aren't just union. They are the Government. They can call truant, resource, and social services officers to harass and terrify your family and harass or deny services to your kid in the school.

In 4th grade, our daughter didn't want to invite a classmate to her b.d. party. She had to go talk to the principal and was featured on the bullying power points because that girl was the daughter of the guidance counselor.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 03, 2016 01:00 AM (GzDYP)

408 ..."For whatever reason, I am lazy, and it has cost me a great deal."
-Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 03, 2016 12:56 AM (9mTYi)

Yet, you've made it. You're a Great Guy and your intelligence is unquestioned. ...At least as far as I'm concerned.

Ask me to rebuild anything more than a 1971 Plymouth Scamp's carburetor. -Not going to happen.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 01:01 AM (OQ9R7)

409 Already saw Zootopia on a preview screening Monday. I expect it to do quite well this weekend, especially since the RT score is still at 100% through the first 56 reviews (it's been released in a couple dozen overseas territories already).

Posted by: Dan Kojak at March 03, 2016 01:01 AM (zfjOq)

410 My mother used to tell people, even strangers, that I was the dumb one in the family. She didn't contribute to my tuition at college because she just knew I was destined to fail. So, I worked full time, went to school full time, and got my M.Arch. degree with a double undergrad major in Architecture and Art History. With honors. And passed my Architectural Registration Exam (four full days of tests plus one 12 hour design problem) the first time I took it.

But, I am still the stupid sibling.

Two of my sisters are software engineers, one is a doctor, Stanford, Princeton, etc.

It doesn't really matter what you aptitude is, so long as you get an attitude, and get busy. Most things can be overcome in one fashion or another. Mothers, on the other hand, are for life. Now that she is mostly senile, she has forgotten what a disappointment I am, so she is much easier to get along with. So, that was gotten over as well.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 03, 2016 01:01 AM (+YMhA)

411
I think the rotten pop culture that kids subscribe to drives any teacher with self respect into selling insurance or getting into another line of work.
Posted by: Bossy Conservative....tortured


Being beaten by students probably doesn't help either.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 03, 2016 01:01 AM (FkBIv)

412 "Thanks for getting my joke, slap. Heart you."
-Posted by: kalneva at March 03, 2016 12:56 AM (V+9dL)

Heart You, Too!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 01:01 AM (OQ9R7)

413 Oberst Rehuss (sp). I can't keep up with you guys lol

Posted by: tankkiller69 at March 03, 2016 01:02 AM (71ysr)

414 Thing is I don't know why we're talking about the Weavers.

How did that come up?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 01:03 AM (hlMPp)

415 L'Elle, High Five Back at you.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 03, 2016 01:04 AM (vb33c)

416 I went to a prestigious school of design in my 20s. And because the different majors ranged so widely, it seemed like a microcosm of the university. Prestigious architecture, talented design, sloven art (me), and depressed art history.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 03, 2016 01:04 AM (VdICR)

417 "Ultimately aren't we all just graphing points on a road to nowhere?"
-Posted by: Insomniac at March 03, 2016 12:50 AM (0mRoj)

*HAH!*

I missed that. Thanks for the re-post, L,Elle.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 01:04 AM (OQ9R7)

418 Cicero, that would be me who is the total loser for (so far) not getting my license. Just to clarify.

Posted by: Oberst Reuss, Stalag 69 at March 03, 2016 01:04 AM (QDnY+)

419 Oberst. What are you doing in the back of a family model Viper?

Posted by: tankkiller69 at March 03, 2016 01:04 AM (71ysr)

420 Night everyone



Posted by: yankeefifth at March 03, 2016 01:04 AM (vb33c)

421 Thing is I don't know why we're talking about the Weavers.

Wasn't that a time?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 03, 2016 01:04 AM (FkBIv)

422 394 So true. I will never cure my husband from saying "me and him". But he knows everyone's phone number and other shit like that. It's just a different way of thinking. I am not humble bragging when I say that English, punctuation and grammar are easy for me. They always have been easy for me. It's not really something one can be proud of. Even though I lord it over everyone.

Posted by: kalneva at March 03, 2016 01:05 AM (V+9dL)

423 My point, RWC, is I'm not sure what "nic or hash" refer to, and I'm not certain why it matters that you don't recognize them.

Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at March 03, 2016 01:05 AM (hxUdS)

424 Posted by: tcn in AK at March 03, 2016 01:01 AM (+YMhA)

----------

It's fascinating to read bios on the Horde. For a bunch of Morons they've got an amazing breadth of experience.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 03, 2016 01:05 AM (sl+zA)

425 L,Elle

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 03, 2016 01:05 AM (vb33c)

426 Posted by: tcn in AK at March 03, 2016 01:01 AM (+YMhA)

Jeebus. What an upbringing.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 03, 2016 01:05 AM (0mRoj)

427 Wait..... Weavers, or Reavers?

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 03, 2016 01:05 AM (+YMhA)

428
Heart You, Too!
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 01:01 AM (OQ9R7

Off the lawn

Get a room

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 01:05 AM (hlMPp)

429 Ask me to rebuild anything more than a 1971 Plymouth Scamp's carburetor. -Not going to happen.
Posted by: Slapweasel
---------------

Hmm. Well... I do have a Qudrajet with a leaky fuel bowl...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 03, 2016 01:05 AM (9mTYi)

430 ..."How did that come up?"
-Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 01:03 AM (hlMPp)

Election Year + Government... why not?, right?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 01:05 AM (OQ9R7)

431 tcn... sorry man. that kinda sucks bigtime. The only person that ever told me I was stupid and couldn't do shit was me. Thanks to that coach!!!!! heh

Posted by: Yip at March 03, 2016 01:05 AM (e7T6D)

432 A couple of bad math teachers and my attitude of, I don't like this and I'm not going to learn it, hurt. I get by but every once in awhile I think, what if

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 03, 2016 01:06 AM (voOPb)

433 >>> Thing is I don't know why we're talking about the Weavers.
How did that come up?
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 01:03
-----
Bc weft was being a smart ass bc it comes naturally and pretended not to know who Randy Weaver was. The new nic felt the need to explain not understanding weft was being snarky.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 01:06 AM (2GjZZ)

434 402
Sorry for the rant.

So... had a new furnace put in today (whoop. di. do.)... guys were here from about 10:30-7:00.

Took
a while, but they did a nice job. When they left I had to go downstairs
and do a little pick up/cleaning from where they left their grimy tools
on things they shouldn't have. Get that done, begin to head upstairs,
when I see something move out of the corner of my eye. "That shouldn't
be... have no pets here." Go over to take a look, and a gorram chipmunk
darts across the room.

"Oh, Hell." Now I got to deal with this
little fucker. He must have got in through the hatchway the heating guys
left open all day.

Well, THREE FUCKING HOURS I chase his furry
little ass. Lots of places to hide. Lots of stuff to move, only to have
him dive back into one of the rearranged piles. I didn't want to just
brain him... tried to do right by catching him and letting him go.

What
a waste. Make my move to trap him under an old recycling bin as he
dashed out into the open. Guillotined. Not a clean cut, but the edge of
the bin snapped his neck. Felt real bad. He was a pain in my ass, but
for three hours he was a worthy opponent.

Sorry, Mr. Chipmunk. **opens 40 in brown paper bag, takes sip, pours a little out on ground for my homey**


Posted by: 'munk murdering Moron at March 03, 2016 12:59 AM (H9MG5)


'Rons gotta 'ron. *clinks glass on monitor frame, sips*

Posted by: cthulhu at March 03, 2016 01:06 AM (EzgxV)

435 RE Weavers: Ben Weaver was the stingy proprietor of Weaver's Department Store in Mayberry. He was also a landlord with rental property. He was portrayed by 3 different actors.

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 01:06 AM (Vy81P)

436 * wipes tear away from cheek *
That's so deep. Beautiful, really, you guys.
This is why I read here.
Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 12:57 AM (2GjZZ)

Yep, it sure gets real deep in here sometimes.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 03, 2016 01:06 AM (0mRoj)

437 It probably didn't help my academic career that I was just smart enough to BS my way through most things, read the book, and get a B. Studying? What's that?

Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 03, 2016 01:06 AM (fC9RO)

438 Jeebus. What an upbringing.
Posted by: Insomniac at March 03, 2016 01:05 AM (0mRoj)

Live is tough. It's tougher when you are stupid.

I believe that's a John Wayne quote.

I first heard it from my mother.

You don't get to pick your parents, do you?

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 03, 2016 01:06 AM (+YMhA)

439 418 Cicero, that would be me who is the total loser for (so far) not getting my license. Just to clarify.

-------

Heh. I got my private and commercial tickets hoping to eventuallyfly in the military. Total fail.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 03, 2016 01:07 AM (sl+zA)

440 Wait..... Weavers, or Reavers?
Posted by: tcn in AK

GORAM REAVERS!!

Posted by: Jayne Cobb at March 03, 2016 01:07 AM (Vy81P)

441 "Hmm. Well... I do have a Qudrajet with a leaky fuel bowl...[/]"
-Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 03, 2016 01:05 AM (9mTYi)

The only carbs and bowls I know/knew about have nothing to do with quadrajets.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 01:07 AM (OQ9R7)

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 01:07 AM (OQ9R7)

443 math guys have lots of weaknesses.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 03, 2016 12:17 AM (vb33c)


Sick 'em, Ogre!

Posted by: The Alphe Betas at March 03, 2016 01:07 AM (vBeA5)

444 427 Wait..... Weavers, or Reavers?
Posted by: tcn in AK at March 03, 2016 01:05 AM (+YMhA)

In that scenario, the feds played the part of the Reavers.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 03, 2016 01:07 AM (0mRoj)

445 Goodnight y5. Sweet dreams in dream land. Sleep well.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 01:08 AM (2GjZZ)

446 And jeebus christos, the break up of Ma Bell wasn't due to MCI. I was due to an act of Congress.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 03, 2016 12:49 AM (A/3fN)

Look here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MCI_Communications for a fairly good short history. MCI was instrumental in that break-up.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 01:08 AM (NPofj)

447 You don't get to pick your parents, do you?
Posted by: tcn in AK at March 03, 2016 01:06 AM (+YMhA)

Unfortunately no.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 03, 2016 01:08 AM (0mRoj)

448 286 ..."Typically those instructors were grizzled noncoms and warrant officers, and they had absolutely _zero_ "certifications" for their teaching jobs other than knowing their subject down cold, and knowing that if they failed to impart the knowledge efficiently, there were horrible punitive postings awaiting elsewhere."
-Posted by: torquewrench at March 03, 2016 12:21 AM (noWW6)


That reminds me of the paperwork I came across when I went through my recently deceased dad's file cabinet. He had been in the army air force during WWII. He did maintenance on airplanes, then later he taught the maintenance. He had documents that were the "certifications" for being an instructor. The paperwork was pretty interesting. The whole system that the military used made a lot of sense. People like my father would be trained to do a job, then after awhile, they would be the trainers.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 03, 2016 01:08 AM (SXU3d)

449 >>>Posted by: cthulhu at March 03, 2016 01:06 AM (EzgxV)<<<


Cheers! **clinks glass back**

Posted by: 'munk murdering Moron at March 03, 2016 01:08 AM (H9MG5)

450 I am so angry that Mitt is launching himself into this election I could implode. Twit. Interfering, petulant loser twit, with a malignant narcissistic ego similar to the guy he LOST to.

Yet HE, this "statesman" of great character and wholesomeness, has the freaking audacity to tell people how to vote....when he lost. It is like having a loser teach a seminar on how to lose! Gracefully. Statesman. Character. Gone. All just, zip, out the window with a few tweety twats, no? So disappointed in you as a person, Romney..but what really ticks me off is this:

Inserting your arrogant, better than others, loser self into the race plus telling people how to vote makes you no different than the losers (ah, common thread) who take busloads of people and direct them to vote (D). You are no different. It is America.You are telling us how to vote and it pisses me off.

If I want to vote for the guy with the boot on his head I will. Shame on you. Heap coals on your head but watch out for the hair dye, buster.

I hope this is Mitt's last public appearance. Adios. Was nice knowing you before your malignant narcissism took over your life...your wonderful life of donors and pleas and freak out as someone, actually two, have a chance against the rigged elite establishment's ideals and plans. Many will be out of work with a Trump Presidency. You know it and they know it and you are scared.

Desperate men do desperate things. Good. I am glad you are going to bed scared tonight. Shame on you. Pretending to be a Christian yet lying about a man to bring him down. Same done to Chris Chrisitie: who all he has done is stood by a friend and been loyal.For that he is mocked. Big deal, yet he is mocked as that is the only weapon (and I know mocking...this is beyond the pale). Evil walks with us in this primary. Shame on them. Shame on them in advance for the debate and the circus surrounding it. Will points against Hillary be determined? Will national security and the danger of Isis be discussed. Or will it be a cage match?

Which brings me to final thought I had: You are Trump. You are on debate stage. You earned it, as do the men flanking you. Yet you know all are against you. Ok, that is a debate. But ALL of the moderators are against you. Probabaly 3/4 or more of the audience, rigged as only 50 tickets of 500 sold to public. 400 tickets in a 5000 theater.Boos ready on cue. Ok. He said from the beginning the seal clapping donors were in the audience.. He was right. K Street will be leading the booing as their jobs are gone with a Trump Presidency. I just hope someone, just one person, treats him with the respect of a winner, the front-runner, the potential President of the United States... The rest, I hope, are swimming in bile tonight they are so scared.

I hope Trump...and Cruz ( as he is my second choice) are calm and let little Marlo yip at their heels. Until tomorrow. xoxo

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at March 03, 2016 01:08 AM (wAMRL)

451 Yep, it sure gets real deep in here sometimes.
Posted by: Insomniac at March 03, 2016 01:06 AM (0mRoj)

That's what that rack of hip boots over by the barrel is for.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 03, 2016 01:09 AM (+YMhA)

452 The only carbs and bowls I know/knew about have nothing to do with quadrajets.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T)

I know about at least two types.

I'm an ambidextrous dork.

Posted by: Jayne Cobb at March 03, 2016 01:09 AM (Vy81P)

453 Had a Quadrajet on a 1967 Firebird 326 HO....was forever rebuildin the thing and adjusting the freakin' points

Posted by: tankkiller69 at March 03, 2016 01:09 AM (71ysr)

454 Opps, off Public Relations sock

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 01:10 AM (Vy81P)

455 Slap - Damned nice save.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 03, 2016 01:10 AM (9mTYi)

456 Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at March 03, 2016 01:05 AM (hxUdS)

Nic is the name you go by on the blog. Hash is the identifier after your nic.

Just I haven't seen them before (maybe other morons have)

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 01:10 AM (hlMPp)

457 I keep forgetting that I have Close-Tags.

-Blog Pro-Tip:

If your nic is italicized, bolded, underlined or slashed-through after you post?

...you're in trouble and probably headed for The Barrel.

Pixy sometimes catches that before the next post.

But, as I mentioned above...

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 01:10 AM (OQ9R7)

458 I had a quadra-bog as we called it on a 73 455 Pontiac Grand Am.

Never got it to run tho, long sad story lol.

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 01:11 AM (Vy81P)

459 G'Night, yankeefifth.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 01:11 AM (OQ9R7)

460 452 The only carbs and bowls I know/knew about have nothing to do with quadrajets.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T)

I know about at least two types.

I'm an ambidextrous dork.
Posted by: Jayne Cobb at March 03, 2016 01:09 AM (Vy81P)

So...ambidorkstrous?

Posted by: Insomniac at March 03, 2016 01:11 AM (0mRoj)

461 tankkiller69, "I can say no more".


Well, actually, just a bit more. This was early 80s. At least in some AF training squadrons, the "mechanic of the month" would be put in the back seat as a reward/perk.


Of course it was always more fun to do a two-ship mission, so sometimes there would be a back seat for a civilian (that would have been me). All sorts of disreputable sorts - civilian DOD, intel, journalists, etc.


You do the math (no pun intended, given tonight's sub-theme ......).




Posted by: Oberst Reuss, Stalag 69 at March 03, 2016 01:11 AM (QDnY+)

462 So...ambidorkstrous?
Posted by: Insomniac

lol perfect!

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 01:12 AM (Vy81P)

463 "Slap - Damned nice save."
-Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 03, 2016 01:10 AM (9mTYi)

Thanks! Although, it didn't matter, as I had posted above.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 01:12 AM (OQ9R7)

464 Mitt is going to put Trump on the roof of his car and drive off into the sunset.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 03, 2016 01:13 AM (FkBIv)

465 462 So...ambidorkstrous?
Posted by: Insomniac

lol perfect!
Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 01:12 AM (Vy81P)


--A nonce word.

Posted by: logprof at March 03, 2016 01:13 AM (HIlpB)

466 462 So...ambidorkstrous?
Posted by: Insomniac

lol perfect!
Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 01:12 AM (Vy81P)

I aim to please.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 03, 2016 01:13 AM (0mRoj)

467 So here's a puzzler. Chest freezer at work was defrosted. Cleaned it out and everything. Turned it back on. It's smells like fish. Never had anything close to fish in it. Have tried baking soda water and vinegar to clean it out. Still smells.

Any thoughts to remove the odor? Next idea is going to be baking soda and stuffing newspaper in it.

Posted by: Totally not a commercial at March 03, 2016 01:13 AM (zt+N6)

468 My dad was an AAF instructor during the war. I still have his notebooks wherein are recorded comments about students. Some of them are pretty pithy:

"Piss-poor turns"
"Vomited"

etc.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 03, 2016 01:13 AM (9mTYi)

469 Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 01:06 AM (2GjZZ

Thanks for the explanation.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 01:13 AM (hlMPp)

470 Any ONT regs from central OK? Looks like they got hit with some storms tonight.

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 01:13 AM (Vy81P)

471 The only carbs and bowls I know/knew about have nothing to do with quadrajets.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 01:07 AM (OQ9R7)


Carburetors are pretty simple in concept. A quadrajet is only complex because basically it puts 4 carburetors in one casting. They aren't really that hard to service. Japanese cars of the '80's had to have some of the most hard-to-service carbs I ever saw. More shite tacked on the outside of them than inside of them.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 03, 2016 01:14 AM (afR/C)

472 /sock

Posted by: buzzion at March 03, 2016 01:14 AM (zt+N6)

473 If it wasn't so late, I would try to come up with lyrics to "Imagine" if you had good math teachers. Hell of a lot more good than "no religion, too", etc. God, what a horrible song. I think I can do one stanza. (I don't remember what a stanza is.)

Imagine there's a teacher...

Posted by: kalneva at March 03, 2016 01:14 AM (V+9dL)

474 Randy Weaver's Revenge,

Your nic is

Randy Weaver's Revenge

Your hash is

(hxUdS)

The hash tends not to change, which is how we recognize the regulars through the haze of sockpuppetry play.

People around here tend to be suspicious of not-regular posters, for a variety of interesting reasons. Stick around, post a bit, and blend in, and that problem mostly goes away.

Posted by: Piercello at March 03, 2016 01:14 AM (RXfvh)

475 Oberst....I know exactly what you mean... I flew a famous director of a cyborg movie nature...he puked right after I put the gear up...one was a 70 year old country singer who did loops and acro...she rocked!

Posted by: tankkiller69 at March 03, 2016 01:14 AM (71ysr)

476 We should offer a tax credit a bonus for male teachers. Increase it every year until we have 50-50.

Feminists would shit a brick, but that's a feature, not a bug.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 03, 2016 01:14 AM (VdICR)

477 467
So here's a puzzler. Chest freezer at work was defrosted. Cleaned it out
and everything. Turned it back on. It's smells like fish. Never had
anything close to fish in it. Have tried baking soda water and vinegar
to clean it out. Still smells.



Any thoughts to remove the odor? Next idea is going to be baking soda and stuffing newspaper in it.

Posted by: Totally not a commercial


Ahem. Sorry.

Posted by: Huma at March 03, 2016 01:15 AM (e7T6D)

478 410
My mother used to tell people, even strangers, that I was the dumb one
in the family. She didn't contribute to my tuition at college because
she just knew I was destined to fail. So, I worked full time, went to
school full time, and got my M.Arch. degree with a double undergrad
major in Architecture and Art History. With honors. And passed my
Architectural Registration Exam (four full days of tests plus one 12
hour design problem) the first time I took it.



But, I am still the stupid sibling.



Two of my sisters are software engineers, one is a doctor, Stanford, Princeton, etc.



It doesn't really matter what you aptitude is, so long as you get an
attitude, and get busy. Most things can be overcome in one fashion or
another. Mothers, on the other hand, are for life. Now that she is
mostly senile, she has forgotten what a disappointment I am, so she is
much easier to get along with. So, that was gotten over as well.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 03, 2016 01:01 AM (+YMhA)


Can you suggest a private way to converse? Our goddaughter was in the Arch program at the U of Oregon, got munched in their "Project Runway" methods, and downshifted to being an English major....I'd be specifically interested if there were side ways into that Architectural Registration Exam. It's not entirely a vanity thing -- she did a spell at Fallingwater where her design for a hypothetical addition came in first.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 03, 2016 01:15 AM (EzgxV)

479 --A nonce word.
Posted by: logprof


A nonce word is a word made up for a single momentary usage, like earlier, we had a carbureterish discussion.

obviously that's not really a word, but it's a nonce word. you get what i mean. it serves for the moment.

Posted by: ace at March 02, 2016 11:58 PM (dciA+)

(posted after the provisional ONT died)

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 01:15 AM (Vy81P)

480 Any thoughts to remove the odor?

Put a cat in it.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 03, 2016 01:15 AM (FkBIv)

481 Always loved giving rides to the mx and Armco troops...they loved it, for the most part

Posted by: tankkiller69 at March 03, 2016 01:15 AM (71ysr)

482 If you've wondered why people are moving on from the republicrat / democan uniparty here you go:

http://tinyurl.com/hvp6xzc

Somebody is definitely over the target and they are driving the DC elite (aka, nation destroying monsters) insane. Theory - a lot of people should be in jail and they are very, very, VERY frightened.

Posted by: Sandy at March 03, 2016 01:15 AM (tbyTp)

483 Any thoughts to remove the odor? Next idea is going to be baking soda and stuffing newspaper in it.
Posted by: Totally not a commercial
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Is there a drain line and/or catch-pan? Something vile may be growing in there.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 03, 2016 01:16 AM (9mTYi)

484 Armco=Ammo obviously

Posted by: tankkiller69 at March 03, 2016 01:16 AM (71ysr)

485 Look here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MCI_Communications for a fairly good short history. MCI was instrumental in that break-up.
Posted by: redbanzai


You're essentially arguing that they took advantage of a 'break-up' bill passed by Congress.

Absent the bill, MCI would have done what exactly to liberate the telecom universe?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 03, 2016 01:16 AM (A/3fN)

486 Good nite morons
Be well

After the Dunham pic hope Maet can look himself in the mirror tomorrow morning

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 03, 2016 01:17 AM (voOPb)

487 The fact that Obamacare was based on Romney's plan meant that in 2012 the GOP was bringing Superman to a Kryponite fight. As usual.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 03, 2016 01:17 AM (VdICR)

488 "Any thoughts to remove the odor? Next idea is going to be baking soda and stuffing newspaper in it."
-Posted by: Totally not a commercial at March 03, 2016 01:13 AM (zt+N6)

I've got nothing. Those who actually followed Science Classes would be more of a help.

(I say Science Things, from time-to-time because Internet.)

I would follow your lead and go with bleach in a Water/Bleach 10:1 Ratio.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 01:17 AM (OQ9R7)

489 she did a spell at Fallingwater where her design for a hypothetical addition came in first.
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Large commercial dehumidifiers?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 03, 2016 01:17 AM (9mTYi)

490 5. The next day, an FBI sniper fatally shot his wife in the head while she was holding their ten month old daughter in the cabin door.

Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at March 03, 2016 12:43 AM (hxUdS)


That's what you get for pointing a loaded baby at us! It's chemical warfare!!1! Teeeeerrorists!!1!

Posted by: The ATF at March 03, 2016 01:18 AM (vBeA5)

491 G'Night, Misanthropic.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 01:18 AM (OQ9R7)

492 Carburetors are pretty simple in concept. A quadrajet is only complex because basically it puts 4 carburetors in one casting. They aren't really that hard to service. Japanese cars of the '80's had to have some of the most hard-to-service carbs I ever saw. More shite tacked on the outside of them than inside of them.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Yeah, I didn't have a problem with the QB, it was with the engine.. again, long and painful lol..

The worst carb I ever tried to mess with, I was like 17 and my dad and I tried to tune his MGB dual carbs. you had to use several special tools etc, and we could never get it quite right.

Can't remember their names, may have been Stromgbergs, he always wanted to change them for Webbers tho.

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 01:18 AM (Vy81P)

493 Good night, MH!

Posted by: logprof at March 03, 2016 01:18 AM (HIlpB)

494 I wish I could blame my teachers for my poor math performance in high school. In reality, it was my gigantic helping of teenage male apathy.

I spent the rest of my life studiously avoiding anything above 7th grade level math until going back to school recently I had to take a low end math course (Finite Math) that required Algebra II to have been passed in the last 3 years. I barely passed it 28 years ago.

Learning up through Algebra 2 on the fly while doing this other stuff in these giant word problems has been quite the challenge for my ossified brain. I'm managing an A so far, but holy fvck I'm actually having to work for it.

As Maet said, it's very unpleasant.

Posted by: Burn the Witch at March 03, 2016 01:19 AM (Wckf4)

495 Armco=Ammo obviously
Posted by: tankkiller69
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Yeah, I wondered about the steel highway barriers.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 03, 2016 01:19 AM (9mTYi)

496 ..."People around here tend to be suspicious of not-regular posters, for a variety of interesting reasons. Stick around, post a bit, and blend in, and that problem mostly goes away."
-Posted by: Piercello at March 03, 2016 01:14 AM (RXfvh)

^This^

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 01:20 AM (OQ9R7)

497 Any thoughts to remove the odor? Next idea is going to be baking soda and stuffing newspaper in it.

Posted by: Totally not a commercial at March 03, 2016 01:13 AM (zt+N6)


Was this freezer ever in the basement of a rental house in the Mayland Heights neighborhood of Calgary in the 1980's?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 03, 2016 01:20 AM (afR/C)

498 Can't remember their names, may have been Stromgbergs, he always wanted to change them for Webbers tho.
Posted by: JarvisW
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Likely SU's but AOP would know.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 03, 2016 01:20 AM (9mTYi)

499 MH...I didn't get that...slow fighter pilot here (it's funny because the A-10 is slow)

Posted by: tankkiller69 at March 03, 2016 01:21 AM (71ysr)

500 "Carburetors are pretty simple in concept. A quadrajet is only complex because basically it puts 4 carburetors in one casting.
They aren't really that hard to service. Japanese cars of the '80's had to have some of the most hard-to-service carbs I ever saw.
More shite tacked on the outside of them than inside of them.
"
-Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

If the World Ended, I would be forced to paint this guy's house.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 01:22 AM (OQ9R7)

501 Yeah, SU's sound right.

Great lil car, great engine!

Horrible wiring and carbs lol.

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 01:22 AM (Vy81P)

502 Japanese cars of the '80's had to have some of the most hard-to-service carbs I ever saw.
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Desperately trying to meet EPA standards.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 03, 2016 01:23 AM (9mTYi)

503 467 So here's a puzzler. Chest freezer at work was defrosted. Cleaned it out and everything. Turned it back on. It's smells like fish. Never had anything close to fish in it. Have tried baking soda water and vinegar to clean it out. Still smells.

Any thoughts to remove the odor? Next idea is going to be baking soda and stuffing newspaper in it.
Posted by: Totally not a commercial at March 03, 2016 01:13 AM (zt+N6)

Activated charcoal might work. But as was noted earlier there might be something nasty a-growing that you can't see.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 03, 2016 01:24 AM (0mRoj)

504 >>>> Posted by: Totally not a commercial at March 03, 2016 01:13 AM (zt+N6)
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I would bleach the hell out of that thing. Have you tried a heavy bleach water solution?

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 01:24 AM (2GjZZ)

505 471
The only carbs and bowls I know/knew about have nothing to do with quadrajets.



Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 01:07 AM (OQ9R7)





Carburetors are pretty simple in concept. A quadrajet is only
complex because basically it puts 4 carburetors in one casting. They
aren't really that hard to service. Japanese cars of the '80's had to
have some of the most hard-to-service carbs I ever saw. More shite
tacked on the outside of them than inside of them.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 03, 2016 01:14 AM (afR/C)


The first car I owned (due to my folks giving it to me) was a 1979 Ford Mustang using the infamous variable venturi carb. I even understood the theory behind it and wanted to believe, but it had been proof-of-concepted on research grade gas....and gas in the real world formed lacquer on the needle valve and threw that bitch into cray-cray land.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 03, 2016 01:24 AM (EzgxV)

506 For any of you morons with a son, daughter, niece, nephew, or family friend going to be doing STEM in college, I've got a protip. Colleges and universities design their math and physics programs in lockstep -- first year, you take Math 3A, Phys 6A; Math 3B, Phys 6B; Math 3C and Phys 6C.....

This allows the Physics class to do some minor gyrations to teach the physics while assuming the underlying math will catch up.

But if you skip a quarter of Physics and take things as Math 3A, no Phys; Math 3B, Phy 6A; Math 3C, Phy 6B; Phys 6C....you see the gyrations as empty BS and learn things "the right way" in the first place -- which allows you to stomp all over the grading curve for those who are taking them in parallel.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 03, 2016 12:44 AM (EzgxV)


I like collected older text books.

I have an intro to Chemistry for college students by Pauling from the '50's or early 60's. It is full of calculus. It is also fairly good at showing you where equations come from as well as the "why" and "how" of applying the mathmatics to the chemistry. I have similar texts for Physics.

The intro to Chemistry and/or physics texts that I dealt with in in the '90's didn't explain where equations came from or how they were derived. There was no calculus, and how the equations were applied wasn't broadly explained.

I think we all know where this treand is leading us...

Posted by: The Scientific Hat (now with 120% more matrices) at March 03, 2016 01:25 AM (vBeA5)

507 >>>>So here's a puzzler. Chest freezer at work was defrosted. Cleaned it out
and everything. Turned it back on. It's smells like fish. Never had
anything close to fish in it. Have tried baking soda water and vinegar
to clean it out. Still smells.


If it were me I'd make a mixture of a gallon of water with 8oz of bleach to clean it out again and then let it sit over night unplugged with the mixture in the chest. Drain the next day and if the bleach doesn't kill the smell nothing will. Trash the damn thing.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 03, 2016 01:25 AM (UnJ7w)

508 483 Any thoughts to remove the odor? Next idea is going to be baking soda and stuffing newspaper in it.
Posted by: Totally not a commercial
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Is there a drain line and/or catch-pan? Something vile may be growing in there.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 03, 2016 01:16 AM (9mTYi)


There's a little drain plug, but there's nothing there to cause growth. There are no real nooks in the unit for growths.

Posted by: buzzion at March 03, 2016 01:25 AM (zt+N6)

509 "Low and Slow" is the A-10's lot in life. They ain't so slow, but the Army loves the low.

The Air Force should Shut The Fuck Up and allow a shifting purview, but Government Allowances are what they are.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 01:25 AM (OQ9R7)

510 Goodnight MisHum, sleep soundly and well and sweet dreams too

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 01:25 AM (2GjZZ)

511 1979 Ford Mustang

2+2?

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 01:25 AM (Vy81P)

512 oh sorry, i meant Mustang 2 lol

Dad also owned a 65 2+2 fastback, thats where I got that in my head lol.

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 01:26 AM (Vy81P)

513 'Nigh horde.

Have a great day tomorrow.

Posted by: RWC- Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 01:26 AM (hlMPp)

514 G'Night, RWC.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 01:27 AM (OQ9R7)

515 "Japanese cars of the '80's had to have some of the most hard-to-service
carbs I ever saw. More shite tacked on the outside of them than inside
of them."

The horrible era before fuel injection became cheap and universal, but after complicated smog control requirements had kicked in.

It wasn't only the Japanese. There were some truly gawdawful Detroit-iron "electronically controlled" carburetors of the era.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 03, 2016 01:27 AM (noWW6)

516 Wait a minute, dead people get freezers in the afterlife?

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 01:27 AM (2GjZZ)

517 Slapweasel...yup being slower and maneuverable down low rocks...but the Air Force is always 2 steps being the next war...tough machine with a lot of firepower.

Posted by: tankkiller69 at March 03, 2016 01:28 AM (71ysr)

518 Wait a minute, dead people get freezers in the afterlife?
Posted by: L, Elle

Yeah, smells a lil fishy!

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 01:28 AM (Vy81P)

519 516 Wait a minute, dead people get freezers in the afterlife?
Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 01:27 AM (2GjZZ)

It's where they get stored.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 03, 2016 01:28 AM (0mRoj)

520 Good night, RWC!

Posted by: logprof at March 03, 2016 01:28 AM (HIlpB)

521 489
she did a spell at Fallingwater where her design for a hypothetical addition came in first.

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Large commercial dehumidifiers?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 03, 2016 01:17 AM (9mTYi)


IIRC, it was something like having a proper garage where one could put cars. My dad's thing was civil engineering, and I heard him cuss about architects for roughly 20 years....but this is about our beloved goddaughter.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 03, 2016 01:28 AM (EzgxV)

522 Outside of engineering and mathematics, past a certain point, complexity is fraud. Most things in life are relatively simple, and if someone's making them difficult, odds are they're either dodging accountability, trying to make an easy living at your expense, or both. Government falls under the "both" category.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 03, 2016 01:28 AM (J+mig)

523 "The intro to Chemistry and/or physics texts that I dealt with in in the
'90's didn't explain where equations came from or how they were derived.
There was no calculus, and how the equations were applied wasn't
broadly explained."

Chapter Six: Electrolytes.

Brawndo has them.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 03, 2016 01:29 AM (noWW6)

524 "Wait a minute, dead people get freezers in the afterlife?"
-Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 01:27 AM (2GjZZ)
You'd be surprised. Buzzion tells me about stocked refrigerators and large kitchens.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 01:29 AM (OQ9R7)

525 Have a very goodnight RWC. Sweet dreams. Hope to see you tomorrow here well rested

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 01:29 AM (2GjZZ)

526 Good night, y'all!

Here's hoping we all avoid Lena Dunham nightmares tonight. . . .

Posted by: logprof at March 03, 2016 01:30 AM (HIlpB)

527 523 "The intro to Chemistry and/or physics texts that I dealt with in in the
'90's didn't explain where equations came from or how they were derived.

When a mommy variable and a daddy variable love each other very very much...

Posted by: Insomniac at March 03, 2016 01:30 AM (0mRoj)

528 G'Night, logprof.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 01:31 AM (OQ9R7)

529 Buzz, don't mind the fish smell. Just lie back and think of Hilary.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 01:31 AM (2GjZZ)

530 There's a little drain plug, but there's nothing there to cause growth. There are no real nooks in the unit for growths.
Posted by: buzzion
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Well, there maybe a separate drain associated with the cooling coils, and a catch pan. I only mention this as a possibility. All self-defrost refrigerators have that arrangement (I think). I am uncertain regarding dedicated freezers.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 03, 2016 01:31 AM (9mTYi)

531 I was really lucky and had the best math teachers except my Calculus teacher in high school who was a total incompetent retard. My 7th grade math teacher insisted that I shouldn't go on to 8th grade standard math and should be in Algebra I instead. She spent after school for the better of a year and a whole summer tutoring me so that I could take Algebra in 8th grade. This was in a suburban public school too.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 12:49 AM (2GjZZ)


I was in a public junior high school. In 7th grade the put me in 7th grade math and I ended up being bored out of my mind while getting top score. I took 8th grad math during the Summer and Algebra I my 8th grade year.

The Algebra teach almost failed me. I know it was personal. She would always say that if you didn't want to listen to her you could leave the class. A friend of mine would always do so, and she'd talk with him after class to give him assignments, &c. One time, I tried that, and when she was talking with my friend, she told me to scram.

I was so fearful that I didn't understand Algebra I that I decided to retak Algebra I at the communit college. I had to do an entrance exam and it turned out that I did fully understand Algebra and I got put into Algebra II. Took Geometry Freshman year and taught myself Trig. Honors Pre-Calc during sophmore year and then two years of Calculus with an excellent teacher. Ended up getting a top score of 5 on the BC Calculus AP test.

Posted by: The Mathmatica Hat at March 03, 2016 01:31 AM (vBeA5)

532 Ok, this is funny. Link in my nic. Aerobatic rated young pilot takes friends for "flight" and films it. What's that smell? heh. Though, he probably scared his friends from flying for life.

Posted by: Yip at March 03, 2016 01:32 AM (e7T6D)

533 logprof, I hope you sleep well and dream well.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 01:33 AM (2GjZZ)

534 "When a mommy variable and a daddy variable love each other very very much..."
-Posted by: Insomniac at March 03, 2016 01:30 AM (0mRoj)

They abort moles, because moles are not on the Periodic Table...

...yet.

/Anti-Life Douchebag.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 01:33 AM (OQ9R7)

535 tankkiller69, full disclosure - I too did the technicolor yawn on my flight. In fairness, I felt queasy when strapping in. I'd slept about 3.5 hours, and had taken option 2 that my pilot discussed (either eat nothing, or eat something - I ate those little white-sugar dusted donuts, with OJ). So I was pretty green when we took off.


But I only barfed after the first high-g turn. Quite orderly. Had plenty of warning, so was able to carefully open the paper bag provided and not a drop went outside it. (crew chief thanked me warmly afterwards, explaining how fun it was to clean out the oxygen masks for those who failed to get to the bag)


Another confession. At one point, when we cruising out over the Gulf to play with the other F-16, I couldn't resist. So flipped the guarded "nuclear enable" switches. Of course the pilot asked WTF?, and I explained that it wasn't every day that some of us got to flip nuke switches. He laughed.


And, sort of in that vein, I came *this* close to getting to fire the gun (at the Avon Park gunnery range - we were flying out of MacDill). Squadron had never flown a civilian, didn't know the rules. At the last minute of the briefing the day before, squadron CO walks in to say hello, looks at the blackboard, laughs, and says "uh, no, civilians don't fire the gun". One of the biggest disappointments on record, that moment ......


Posted by: Oberst Reuss, Stalag 69 at March 03, 2016 01:33 AM (QDnY+)

536 I heard him cuss about architects for roughly 20 years..
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You don't want to get me started.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 03, 2016 01:33 AM (9mTYi)

537 "Buzz, don't mind the fish smell. Just lie back and think of Hilary."
-Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 01:31 AM (2GjZZ)

If I ever see you, I'm going to fight you.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 01:34 AM (OQ9R7)

538 You do hate us. What did we ever do to you?

For the love of God STOP with the Dunham pics!

:retch:

Posted by: Biff Boffo at March 03, 2016 01:34 AM (3KE2m)

539 I hid my bribe money in the freezer down in Louisiana. Smelled like sweet freedom until the bust.

Posted by: Rep. William J. Jefferson at March 03, 2016 01:35 AM (gwG9s)

540 527 523 "The intro to Chemistry and/or physics texts that I dealt with in in the '90's didn't explain where equations came from or how they were derived.

When a mommy variable and a daddy variable love each other very very much...

Posted by: Insomniac at March 03, 2016 01:30 AM (0mRoj)


You know they'd never allow such cis-heteronormative oppression like that in schools.

Now-a-days, equations are just social constructs created by Western Civilization to oppress non-Western Civilizations (and women, of course) by creating the social construct of "smartness".

And yes, there are peer-reviewed academic papers that claim exactly that, with a heavy dose of Marxist though thrown in.

Posted by: The Socially Constructed Hat at March 03, 2016 01:35 AM (vBeA5)

541 I'm out. Goodnight, dear Horde.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 03, 2016 01:36 AM (0mRoj)

542 G'Night, Insomniac.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 01:37 AM (OQ9R7)

543 Well, there maybe a separate drain associated with the cooling coils, and a catch pan. I only mention this as a possibility. All self-defrost refrigerators have that arrangement (I think). I am uncertain regarding dedicated freezers.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 03, 2016 01:31 AM (9mTYi)



See the thing is that if there was something growing in the cooling coils and the compressor then we would likely smell it when the freezer is running and the lid is shut. No smell there. Its definitely the internal surface of the freezer and not where the actual working guts of the thing is.

Posted by: buzzion at March 03, 2016 01:37 AM (zt+N6)

544 "being slower and maneuverable down low rocks"

Also having an airframe that will soak up enormous amounts of combat damage and still get safely home, after the consequences of low and slow manifest themselves.

Big fan of the A-10 design, but I'm not sure for how much longer its mission set will be viable against peer adversaries. Don't think the proposed successor is up to that job either, due to different design issues of its own. Unsolved problem.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 03, 2016 01:37 AM (noWW6)

545 Four fighter pilot jokes:
How do know if a fighter pilot is a party? He will tell you
How does a fighter pilot change a light bulb? He holds the bulb in the light socket and the world revolves around him.
What is the difference between God and a fighter pilot? God doesn't think he is a fighter pilot...
And, last but not least...
How do,you know you are in a conversation with a fighter pilot? He says, after the first hour, "enough about me, let's talk about flying"

Posted by: tankkiller69 at March 03, 2016 01:37 AM (71ysr)

546 Yeah, waaaay late.

Nice to have a thread that isn't populated by the Hatfields and McCoys.

It's going to be a loooong 8 months.

G'night.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 03, 2016 01:38 AM (9mTYi)

547 567....You sure that Dunham wasn't sitting on that cooler when she took the selfie?

Posted by: Biff Boffo at March 03, 2016 01:38 AM (3KE2m)

548 Posted by: The Mathmatica Hat at March 03, 2016 01:31 AM (vBeA5)


My algebra teacher was a basketball coach, and it showed. I was absolutely horrible at it and never understood the basic concepts, and barely bumbled my way through High School thanks to it.


Went back to college about a decade too late to matter as far as making a career out of it goes, and took College Algebra. This time, my teacher was a Hungarian lady, and everyone complained about her (lovely) accent. The whiners claimed she couldn't teach. I had a 100 in her class, meaning that I nailed every homework, quiz, and test question as well as the only extra credit question.


It really makes me wonder how many other people got torpedoed by awful teachers. Whose bright idea was it to let a basketball coach teach math, anyway?

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 03, 2016 01:38 AM (J+mig)

549 Goodnight Insomniac that so doesn't have insomnia bc he always falls asleep before me.
jk
I'm glad you're going to sleep. Have all the sweet dreams and deep sleep for me in case I don't

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 01:39 AM (2GjZZ)

550 -Posted by: tankkiller69 at March 03, 2016 01:37 AM (71ysr)

Listen, kid. We're going to be okay. Knock-it-off with the old jokes and you'll be AoSHQ material before you know it.

Knock-Knock..

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 01:40 AM (OQ9R7)

551 Oberst... I wouldn't have let shoot the gun or drop a bomb..?to much liability...no offense

Posted by: tankkiller69 at March 03, 2016 01:41 AM (71ysr)

552 tankkiller69

Did you ever see this youtube " Fighter Pilot" parody song from several years back... outta New Zealand? stereotypical jet pilot behavior.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BzU1sYPjzo

cracks me up.

Posted by: Yip at March 03, 2016 01:41 AM (e7T6D)

553 G'Night, Hammer.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 01:41 AM (OQ9R7)

554

Its definitely the internal surface of the freezer ...


Check the inside of the sealing gasket on the door/lid.

Posted by: Arbalest at March 03, 2016 01:41 AM (FlRtG)

555 Goodnight Mr. Hammer and Mr. Hammers cat. Sleep deep. See you both tomorrow.

Maybe you should stay up for a bit longer and help the dead guy with his freezer. He does not seem to have made many mechanically inclined ghost friends so far. Just a suggestion

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 01:43 AM (2GjZZ)

556 Definitely coming from the bottom of the freezer.

Posted by: buzzion at March 03, 2016 01:43 AM (zt+N6)

557 tankkiller, no offense taken, or possible!


Of course they shouldn't - generally - let outsider/civilians pull the trigger. Though with the aircraft under the pilot's control, and on the range, there would be little to go wrong. And of course that was the policy - I just almost lucked out because the squadron had never flown a civilian.



I compensated later by getting some trigger time on other large taxpayer-funded systems, though not airborne.

Posted by: Oberst Reuss, Stalag 69 at March 03, 2016 01:44 AM (QDnY+)

558 Slapweasel....knock it off, knock it off....wasn't trying to pis anyone off.

I am currently working on the platform to replace all the "old fighters". The hawg, viper and mud hen still have game against the vast majority of adversaries

Posted by: tankkiller69 at March 03, 2016 01:44 AM (71ysr)

559 "Check the inside of the sealing gasket on the door/lid."
-Posted by: Arbalest at March 03, 2016 01:41 AM (FlRtG)

Quality Suggestion. Go Full-Bleach on that!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 01:44 AM (OQ9R7)

560 Okay, buzz, can you check underneath the freezer? I had a disgusting rodent get trapped underneath a fridge and there was a rotten stench bc of it. You might have a small dead animal underneath there

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 01:45 AM (2GjZZ)

561 Can't remember their names, may have been Stromgbergs, he always wanted to change them for Webbers tho.

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 01:18 AM (Vy81P)


Strombergs and the other big name in Brit carbs, SU, have what's known as a "variable choke" or "variable venturi". Upstream of the throttle butterfly valve is a movable piston that can vary the bore of the carb throat from full diameter down to a narrow slit. And attached to that piston is a long slender needle centered in a brass nozzle called the "jet". The height at which the piston rises in the carb throat is a function of vacuum due to airflow. More airflow, more vacuum, and the piston rises higher, pulling the long needle with it. As the needle gets progressively more slender from root to tip, the annulus between it and the wall of the jet gets larger, the higher the piston rises, and allows more fuel to flow into the air stream. Ideally, the rate of fuel flow is perfectly matched to rate of air flow, so the fuel mixture is always ideal.


Stromberg has a squat dome on top, that houses a rubber diaphragm for the vacuum to act upon and move the attached piston. SU has quite a tall dome that has a close-fitting vacuum piston within it that moves the smaller piston in the carb throat. Both types have a small knurled cap on top, with a rod holding a tiny "dashpot" piston attached to its underside. You put a small dollop of light oil into that dashpot, and replace the cap. All it is, is a small damper that works like a tiny shock absorber to dampen fluttering of the main carb piston.


The main bugaboo to servicing either is that most folks don't realize just how much a tiny amount of wear on the needle and the jet can screw up the fuel mixture, such that no amount of tuning can make it right.


The other bugaboo is the fact that on many Brit sports cars, there are not one, but two or more of these infernal devices, and they all have to be tuned the same. There is a small tool you can buy, called a Unisyn, made for that purpose, and it is worth every dime of the few dollars it costs. Which reminds me, I have to dig mine out and take it to AZ to set up the Strombergs on the TR6.


And yeah, it would be nice to have Webers for the TR. Or EFI.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 03, 2016 01:45 AM (afR/C)

562 556
Definitely coming from the bottom of the freezer.

Posted by: buzzion at March 03, 2016 01:43 AM (zt+N6)


Might be bacterial, as some have said. Wiping down every surface you can get at with alcohol probably wouldn't hurt.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 03, 2016 01:46 AM (J+mig)

563 511
1979 Ford Mustang



2+2?



Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 01:25 AM (Vy81P)


IIRC, it was a 3-door. Big hatch in the back, rear seat could fold down. It was actually laid-out competently.....but was a maintenance nightmare. Valve covers had a different rate of thermal expansion than the heads, so it ate valve cover gaskets like candy. That leaked oil over the engine all the time, so it smoked. Went through three starters, two ring gears, a water pump, an alternator, a tranny [the bolts holding the tranny to the frame might never have been installed -- the engine was mounted to the frame and the differential was mounted to the frame, but the tranny could push sideways any time torque was applied to the rear wheels], two carbs, so many thermostats that finally just went without [California] -- and the factory spec was like 3 degrees of toe-in on the front wheels, so it would nose down on hard turns [some article in a paper mag said to try 'em dead straight, which was immensely better]....

I sold it with about 65,000 miles on it and paid less for my new vehicle -- including down-payment, monthly payments, maintenance and repair -- over the next 12 months than I had paid for the Mustang's repair bills alone in the previous 12 months.

For years, I couldn't set foot on a Ford dealership without screaming, "how can you ever make up for that fucking Mustang????" To make matters worse, Ford came up with their "Quality is Job 1" slogan after I'd owned the Mustang for a couple of years.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 03, 2016 01:47 AM (EzgxV)

564 *HAH!* You didn't piss anyone off... LOL. I was just warning you about bad jokes.

You get your Bad-Ass self on that shit and dig-in like an American!

...Sir!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 01:48 AM (OQ9R7)

565 October: Graham is the Establishment!
November: Huckabee is the Establishment!
December: Fiorina is the Establishment!
January: Bush is the Establishment!
February: Rubio is the Establishment!
March: Cruz is the Establishment!

This silliness has really gotten out of hand.

Posted by: JohnJ at March 03, 2016 01:48 AM (TF/YA)

566 Posted by: buzzion at March 03, 2016 01:37 AM (zt+N6)


I have no idea if this is true in all cases, but I picked up an old fridge from a friend to use in my garage and it smelled horrible, turned it on for a while just to make sure it worked and the smell went away, turned it back off and smell returned. Ended up cleaning it with bleach (about 1/4 bleach to 3/4 water mix) coils and all and that got rid of the smell.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at March 03, 2016 01:49 AM (yos+4)

567 Yip. Haven't seen that but look on the YouTube for "PEOLPE ARE AWESOME- FIGHTER PILOTS 2015...great footage

Posted by: tankkiller69 at March 03, 2016 01:49 AM (71ysr)

568
560 Okay, buzz, can you check underneath the freezer? I had a disgusting rodent get trapped underneath a fridge and there was a rotten stench bc of it. You might have a small dead animal underneath there

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 01:45 AM (2GjZZ


In the freezer. If it was a dead animal underneath, it would need to be a fish. And again, no odor except inside the freezer. We'd know if there was something dead under it. We'd be smelling that constantly.


Yeah probably going to try bleaching the hell out of it.

Posted by: buzzion at March 03, 2016 01:49 AM (zt+N6)

569 I'm wearing nothing but a Breath Rite. So sexy.

Posted by: Lena Dunham at March 03, 2016 01:50 AM (gwG9s)

570 @567 Found it. STand by.

Posted by: Yip at March 03, 2016 01:51 AM (e7T6D)

571 I ran across this political quiz...and it actually seems decent...

http://www.isidewith.com/political-quiz

Posted by: 18-1 at March 02, 2016 11:28 PM (5LOno)


It's actually indecent. I took the survey and, after my definite anti-illegal immigrant answers, was paired up with Marco 'I Use The Old Arafat Trick Of Saying One Thing In English And Another, More Pandering, Thing in Spanish' Rubio. In other words, the survey's bullshit.

Posted by: RickZ at March 03, 2016 01:51 AM (TVEBr)

572 This silliness has really gotten out of hand.

Posted by: JohnJ at March 03, 2016 01:48 AM (TF/YA)


Wouldn't surprise me if the "Cruz is Establishment" crap was coming out of the Rubio campaign. That guy's a dirty shit-weasel who intends to win by hook or by crook.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 03, 2016 01:51 AM (J+mig)

573 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 03, 2016 01:45 AM

Exactly, that was it!

The piston with the jets in them, and then the needle adjustment, etc.. They had the round chambers with the champagne curve to the cover.

Yeah, I think it was worn out, and he couldn't afford to replace them, OR buy the Webbers (Which were cheaper too) so he just tolerated it till he sold that one..

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 01:51 AM (Vy81P)

574 Buzz, start with the gasket. I had a friend give me a second fridge for a beer and cold beverage fridge bc he was moving. It smelled terrible. I looked online and everyone said clean out the gasket with bleach first. That worked. No one ever cleans those I imagine.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 01:51 AM (2GjZZ)

575 Slapweasel...that's all the jokes I know

Posted by: tankkiller69 at March 03, 2016 01:52 AM (71ysr)

576 I'm now going into the "Listening to Metal" Stage as I peruse the internet.

If I don't respond, just understand that God has better answers than I.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 01:52 AM (OQ9R7)

577 Why is there a growing number of B-grade movies that try on some level to explain the Afghan/Iraqi intervention like Hyena Road?

Never heard of it?

Neither have i until recently.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 03, 2016 01:52 AM (A/3fN)

578 Oh, and he still has the Uni-syn, and I have the strange tool with an allen wrench going thru it in my tool box.

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 01:52 AM (Vy81P)

579 *HAH!*

You need more jokes, tankkiller!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 01:53 AM (OQ9R7)

580 Well let me tell you the story of another math loser...

Back in elementary school I always gotten good grades with minimal effort but in the fifth grade I was sent to a new school. And the very first thing covered in math class was long division - which I just could not grok. I had the hardest time understanding it and just kept asking questions about the steps - they seemed so random and arbitrary to me. Just did not get it. [In retrospect I realize that this was because they taught long division purely as an algorithm with no motivation as to why you do these particular operations which is not how my brain works.]

Anyway after two weeks of not-getting-it the teacher decided I was dumb and he had me transferred into the retard math class. And when I say retard math class I don't mean merely a dumbed down one - I mean a math class for the learning disabled and special needs kids where any 'math' consisted of various coloring pages and candy games that merely had numbers involved in some tenuous fashion. It was basically a way of warehousing the mainstreamed-by-law students while pretending to teach them math.

So in this class was one boy who always had to wear a helmet because he had seizures every 40 minutes or so, a black kid from Chad who only spoke French, a big girl who did not know how to use her words (or numbers it turns out), a boy whose mother had apparently drank AND eaten paint chips while pregnant with him and whose nose continually ran like a hose (nice guy actually), a pretty white girl who apparently didn't breath for the first 10 minutes of her life, a few other random kids, and then you had me.

And I totally cleaned up on those losers. I mean I dominated every single game even when I *wasn't* trying to win. I won all the candy all the time and there wasn't a damn thing they could do about it. And since I could kinda talk with the Chad boy in caveman French, we worked out a deal to share the candy even when I wasn't allowed to win anymore due to 'fairness'. I even figured out long division on my own after a week or so. And I could read my science-fiction books after I finished my coloring pages. Plus no home work. It was awesome!

Of course I learned absolutely nothing. And by the time my parents were informed that I had been put into the dumb class and labeled as 'math special' in my permanent record, it was far too late to get me back into the normal classes. Soon afterwards they pulled out all the stops and found a way to get me out of the public school system....

And without going into more detail let's just say that this particular story of math woe is richly ironic given my later field of studies and career path. In fact it approaches nearly after-school special levels of irony. It's also reason #5 for my general lack of respect for teachers. And they weren't completely wrong: I was special...so very special. :-)

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 03, 2016 01:54 AM (pAlYe)

581 Yah...too dumb to remember more then 4....

Posted by: tankkiller69 at March 03, 2016 01:54 AM (71ysr)

582 Btw, Slap, in case you haven't noticed. I have upped my Goodnights. They are much more personal and tailor made than your standard Goodnights. You may get more good nights out than me, but mine are better.
:-)

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 01:55 AM (2GjZZ)

583 Beer and G's fuck you up..well, mostly beer

Posted by: tankkiller69 at March 03, 2016 01:55 AM (71ysr)

584 how can you ever make up for that fucking Mustang????" To make matters worse, Ford came up with their "Quality is Job 1" slogan after I'd owned the Mustang for a couple of years.
Posted by: cthulhu at March 03, 2016 01:47

HAha! yeah, we knew those Mustang 2s were bad news pretty much when they launched.

In like 84-85 my cousin was so excited to show the family her new Mustang. It was hard to conceal my real reaction to it when I saw it was a 78-9 M2.

Uncle tried to sell it to me less than 2 yrs later. I passed politely.

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 01:56 AM (Vy81P)

585 "The other bugaboo is the fact that on many Brit sports cars, there are
not one, but two or more of these infernal devices, and they all have to
be tuned the same. There is a small tool you can buy, called a Unisyn,
made for that purpose, and it is worth every dime of the few dollars it
costs."

I don't know whether it was the same or a related setup, but I did walk in to a shop where a multiply carbed Italian V-12 was being worked over, and they had the carb calibration rig sitting atop the engine, and it looked as though a glassblower's shop had been attacked by more than one octopus.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 03, 2016 01:57 AM (noWW6)

586 556
Definitely coming from the bottom of the freezer.

Posted by: buzzion at March 03, 2016 01:43 AM (zt+N6)


The walls tend to have little "weeping holes" to drain condensation out of them, near the bottom. One probably didn't work too well and enabled the growth of something nasty inside the walls. That one probably needs reamed out, the entire thing inverted, and bleach squirted inside for a day. After that day, put it rightside up and wipe up the bleach that dribbles out, using suitable precautions. With luck, your freezer will then smell more like bleach than fish.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 03, 2016 01:58 AM (EzgxV)

587

Oh-o if I was a rich man
Yubby dibby dibby dibby dibby dibby dibby dum.
All day long I'd biddy biddy bum.
If I were a wealthy man....



* smacks everybody on the back *

HI! Can't stay long, but glad to be here.

Posted by: mindful webworker - waitress! another round! at March 03, 2016 01:58 AM (Yu4ah)

588 Nite Horde...back to lurking

Posted by: tankkiller69 at March 03, 2016 01:59 AM (71ysr)

589 JohnJ, huh?


Only potentially serious candidates tarred as "establishment" this cycle have been Yeb!, and his two possible "back-ups", Mario and Kasich.


So, no silliness. You Know Who, Cruz, and Carson have always been considered non-GOPe. Christie, Graham, Gilmore - sure sort of "establishment", but more niche/vanity/long-shot sorts.


In any case, we may be just a few weeks away from there being no serious/viable "establishment" candidate in the race. Happy day. But no guarantees of future happiness. One step at a time.



Posted by: Oberst Reuss, Stalag 69 at March 03, 2016 01:59 AM (QDnY+)

590
549 Goodnight Insomniac that so doesn't have insomnia bc he always falls asleep before me.
jk
I'm glad you're going to sleep. Have all the sweet dreams and deep sleep for me in case I don't
Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 01:39 AM (2GjZZ)

Woke up to use the facilities but echo that. Insomnia...pfft. 5 days at least

G'night L, Elle

G'night Insomniac (if that's your real name )

Actually started writing a short story called 'The Room' based on insomnia +5 days and how it totally screws your mind up.

I've done acid and acid doesn't compare to your mind in sleep depravation.

Have a blessed day tomorrow and remember the main goal is keeping the lying harpy out of the Whitehouse.



G'night horde. See you in the AM.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 01:59 AM (hlMPp)

591 ..."Anyway after two weeks of not-getting-it the teacher decided I was dumb and he had me transferred into the retard math class."
-Posted by: Maetenloch at March 03, 2016 01:54 AM (pAlYe)

There's "The Grudge". It explains so much.

Come on over and we can clip that Extra Chromosome for under Four-Grand.

-Slapweasel Industries.

Bullshit and Chromosome-Snipping in one centralized area.

Come see us and find out what we can do for you TODAY.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 01:59 AM (OQ9R7)

592 G'Night, tankkiller.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 02:00 AM (OQ9R7)

593 Posted by: Maetenloch at March 03, 2016 01:54 AM

Lol I can kinda relate to that. They tried sticking me in a special class once, when they couldn't get me to see the significance of doing homework.

I'd say, give me a test! Then I'd ace it, but I'd never do the stupid homework because I already GOT IT LADY!! lol

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 02:01 AM (Vy81P)

594 Banned?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 02:02 AM (OQ9R7)

595 The piston with the jets in them, and then the needle adjustment, etc.. They had the round chambers with the champagne curve to the cover.

Yeah, I think it was worn out, and he couldn't afford to replace them, OR buy the Webbers (Which were cheaper too) so he just tolerated it till he sold that one..

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 01:51 AM (Vy81P)


Those sound like SU's, which were the normal carb on MG's for years, until the emissions era, anyway. The actual jets and needles are not expensive, even now. Offhand, I'd say $40 would buy two of each. What I learned about them, and I am by no stretch of the imagination an expert, I got from books on the topic. Buy the book, buy the parts, prepare to get you hands dirty, and have at it. SU's and Strombergs actually have relatively few actual parts in them compared to most other types of carbs. But they look weird, and mechanics that cut their teeth on Holleys and AFB's get the willies when they see one. And, of course, today, most working mechanics don't even see a carburetor from one day to the next.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 03, 2016 02:03 AM (afR/C)

596 Good Night, RWC.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 02:03 AM (OQ9R7)

597 I tried typing "G'Night, RWC" thrice and it 'didn't take'.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 02:04 AM (OQ9R7)

598 >>>> Posted by: Maetenloch at March 03, 2016 01:54 AM
-----
That is a story that has a happy ending. You really have to have great math teachers to excel at math. I think it is almost impossible to learn math by self teaching. That you could is a rare exception. I always thought bc math was easy for me that I'd do well in science. Nope. My worst subject. I had shitty science teachers though. It's their fault!

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 02:05 AM (2GjZZ)

599 Slap, not banned. You're showing up

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 02:06 AM (2GjZZ)

600 Alberta Oil Peon at March 03, 2016 02:03 AM

Yeah, but back in the early 80s they wern't as easy to find. Or he didn't have the right book. Tho, he did get the Moss catalouge. So maybe the whole thing was worn out and not just the needles. Either way, it was more than he could get perfect at least.

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 02:06 AM (Vy81P)

601 584
how can you ever make up for that fucking Mustang????" To make matters
worse, Ford came up with their "Quality is Job 1" slogan after I'd owned
the Mustang for a couple of years.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 03, 2016 01:47



HAha! yeah, we knew those Mustang 2s were bad news pretty much when they launched.



In like 84-85 my cousin was so excited to show the family her new
Mustang. It was hard to conceal my real reaction to it when I saw it was
a 78-9 M2.



Uncle tried to sell it to me less than 2 yrs later. I passed politely.

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 01:56 AM (Vy81P)


Mine was a Mustang III, first year, California -- used a piece-of-shit Mercury engine abandoned everywhere else on the planet because it happened to be California smog certified when more advanced engines weren't. It wasn't a Mustang II.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 03, 2016 02:08 AM (EzgxV)

602 Well let me tell you the story of another loser...

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 03, 2016 01:54 AM (pAlYe)


In pre-school/kindergarten, I kept on being kicked out because they said I was too stupid. The proof? I wasn't socializing enough with other children or doing group projects like that. Finally my parents found a Montessori school where my parents were informed that it was the teachers at the public (and other) schools who were morons.

I was doing long division and fractions before I could read, and when I did learn to read, I sat around reading the entire World Book encyclopedia...

Posted by: Encyclopedia Brown Hat at March 03, 2016 02:08 AM (vBeA5)

603 (sheds Oberst Reuss, Stalag 69 sock)


weft, don't tell me there are even *more* propaganda atrocities coming out to intensify the distortion about Iraq and Afghanipakiranistan.


Isn't it enough that 90% of Americans don't remember or understand them to begin with? Even a non-trivial % of the very smart folks here frequently echo Code Pink-level nonsense when discussing these topics.


Though I shouldn't even mention this. It, like many other things of importance, is a lost cause. First time the losers have written the history.


Posted by: rhomboid at March 03, 2016 02:08 AM (QDnY+)

604 It wasn't a Mustang II.
Posted by: cthulhu

Haha, ok, well, not much came outta Ford at the time that worked.. I believe the Pinto got its reputation just previous to then. justified or not for the gas tank, the REST of the car was CRAP TOO!

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 02:10 AM (Vy81P)

605 'Night Slap.

Have a great tomorrow..

Cold front moving in.

Spring weather on Monday...why do you Fah K with me.

Was so ready for some hiking.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 02:11 AM (hlMPp)

606 tankkiller69, if you're still here.. just finished watching People are awesome.. wow.. I love watching jets fly around. Great respect for you pilots. Good music too, no?

Posted by: Yip at March 03, 2016 02:12 AM (e7T6D)

607 When I was in math class, I didn't have trouble with the equations, nor memorization, as such.

My "fault" lie in the implementation of simplicity...

My brain would see the answer, but seven-plus-six, seven-plus-six, seven-plus six... would take thirty seconds to register, at times.

I'll not discount my ignorance and ego-centric "common sense", but when my brain starts "skipping", there is something there that makes my hand move and my brain stop.

My brain has built a barrier between me and common math.

...and I Hate It..

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 02:12 AM (OQ9R7)

608 As for Maverick, I did like a couple yrs looks, but after finding out some of their issues, I went with the Pontiac.. well, its sister that I actually drove a couple yrs. 73 Le Mans 350.

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 02:12 AM (Vy81P)

609 Maetenloch: I was special...so very special. :-)

Yes, we've always thought so...

School system can be nefarious. Kept our kids out. Never regretted it.

Posted by: mindful webworker - autodidacts parent at March 03, 2016 02:12 AM (Yu4ah)

610 I'm still here. I thought you were out, RWC.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 02:13 AM (OQ9R7)

611
I don't know whether it was the same or a related setup, but I did walk in to a shop where a multiply carbed Italian V-12 was being worked over, and they had the carb calibration rig sitting atop the engine, and it looked as though a glassblower's shop had been attacked by more than one octopus.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 03, 2016 01:57 AM (noWW6)


Yeah, that's the multiple vacuum manometer. Measures vacuum on all the independent carb venturis at one go. Must-have for a production shop.


The Unisyn just slaps on over the intake face of a carb, and has an adjustable restriction, and a clear vertical tube with a ball in it. Slap it on one carb, twiddle the knob to get the ball between the two marks, and move it to the other carb, and then tweak that carb's idle stop screw to get the ball to the same place. Go back to the other carb, and read it again to see if the ball has shifted, and re-tweak as necessary, which it will be. The tool itself causes a slight RPM drop, which in turn affects airflow, which controls the height of the ball. But eventually, you will reach a point where it causes the exact same RPM drop on each carburetor, meaning the carbs are balanced. Which is the object of the exercise.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 03, 2016 02:13 AM (afR/C)

612 Maet, this is Clayton...Sidney...Jugdish...Mohammed...Lonny...oh, you've already met? I'm sure you'll have lots to talk about then, huh?

Posted by: Greg Marmalard at March 03, 2016 02:15 AM (3KE2m)

613 ^ yeah, dad prob didn't have the patience to do it enough.

I just tried to help and hold the tach outta the fan etc.

But it didn't take long before he was getting tools and holding the tach for ME! lol

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 02:16 AM (Vy81P)

614 604
It wasn't a Mustang II.

Posted by: cthulhu



Haha, ok, well, not much came outta Ford at the time that worked.. I
believe the Pinto got its reputation just previous to then. justified
or not for the gas tank, the REST of the car was CRAP TOO!

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 02:10 AM (Vy81P)


If you look at the long list of FAIL above, it's clear that my 'stang wasn't anything to crow about....and, oddly, the Mustang II was probably a better car if you didn't care what it was supposed to do and how it was supposed to do it. It was the Fiat 500 of muscle cars.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 03, 2016 02:16 AM (EzgxV)

615 When they first came-up with A.D.D., I said, "I Have That!"

Then, I realized that it wasn't really "a thing".

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 02:16 AM (OQ9R7)

616 Yeah, but back in the early 80s they wern't as easy to find. Or he didn't have the right book. Tho, he did get the Moss catalouge. So maybe the whole thing was worn out and not just the needles. Either way, it was more than he could get perfect at least.

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 02:06 AM (Vy81P)


Yeah, the throttle shaft bores can get worn, which causes a vacuum leak that will mess up your idle, but have little effect at cruise or full throttle. That malady is common to all types of auto carbs.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 03, 2016 02:17 AM (afR/C)

617 OKLOHOMAOKLOHOMAOKLOHOMA!!

Posted by: Ruprect, Maets Classmate at March 03, 2016 02:18 AM (Vy81P)

618 What?

Posted by: mindful webworker - Okie by birth and choice at March 03, 2016 02:19 AM (Yu4ah)

619 cthulhu at March 03, 2016 02:16 AM

Well, cousins M2 fell apart soon after, and so did many others, including my friends.

He delivered pizza in it, and one day the boss got on him for speeding thru town.

he said "HOW CAN I BE SPEEDING!? IT WONT GO OVER 35!!!"

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 02:20 AM (Vy81P)

620 >>> When they first came-up with A.D.D., I said, "I Have That!"
Then, I realized that it wasn't really "a thing".
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 02:16
----
Yeah, that's not a thing.
It's called ADHD now. I have that thing.
:-)

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 02:21 AM (2GjZZ)

621 I'm now going into the "Listening to Metal" Stage as I peruse the internet.

If I don't respond, just understand that God has better answers than I.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 03, 2016 01:52 AM (OQ9R7)


Some Metal (and Garage/Proto-Metal) I've been listning to recently:

"Ship of Ghosts" by Wicked Lady:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqM653iDZpM

"Claustrophobia" by Iron Claw:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTccmIyuSlA

"Whispering Word" by Royal Thunder:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUu7dvSfnTo

"Serioiusly Mysterious" by The Sword:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcpKyx21yx4

"Tired Climb" by Kylesa:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVLMQrJ-Vik

"From the Pinnacle to the Pit" by Ghost:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A-IoOEPbUs

Posted by: \m/ The Metal Hat \m/ at March 03, 2016 02:21 AM (vBeA5)

622 Maetenloch @580. Wow. Mirror kind of experience. I was deemed slow in 8th grade and thrown in with REAL retards for a year. It was horrible. Group W bench stuff. My Mom was finally able to convince the lady in charge of "helping" kids that maybe they'd made a mistake with me. My Mom has told me , as an adult how the school told her at the time they screwed up and I never should have been stuck in that program. Oh well.

Overcome. Adapt. It sucked. Missed opportunities and surely lead to my HATE of school from then on. I have no "good" memories of achievement in school really after that... it was just a matter of getting through it and out... and that's what I did. I guess that's why I have an affinity for child-hard luck stories from Dickens. I didn't have to dig coal , but compared to many of my peers, life sucked hard from 14 to 18. Schools have way too much influence on kids potential and luck of the draw.... but I guess it's always been that way.

Posted by: Yip at March 03, 2016 02:21 AM (e7T6D)

623 Hey lets move the UN headquarters to Jerusalem.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 03, 2016 02:22 AM (VdICR)

624 When they first came-up with A.D.D., I said, "I Have That!"
Then, I realized that it wasn't really "a thing".
Posted by: Slapweasel

I said "I'll, SQUIRREL!!"

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 02:22 AM (Vy81P)

625

The Mustang II Cobra II was the Zoolander of its time ...

... it was the only thing that had a hood decal that could compete with the Screaming Chicken on the Trans Am.

For you young 'uns, this is the origin of Break Dance Fighting ...

Posted by: Jean-Pierre Folderol, Member, The League of Ugly Shirted Gentlemen at March 03, 2016 02:22 AM (FlRtG)

626 In second grade, we moved from Az to La; so a catholic school in Tuscon to a rural public school south of Baton Rouge, might as well have moved overseas. My teacher decided that because I could read ... I was disruptive and had to sit in the hallway all day in my desk, doing nothing. My mom found out when she caught me putting magazines under my shirt so I could have something to do in the hallway.

My kids have never attended public school and if I ever can't afford private school, I will home school. I may adjust if my kid can get into the math science magnet school here - but only because it is the best in country.

Posted by: Jean at March 03, 2016 02:23 AM (cXiMR)

627 625 Shelby was rolling in his grave when he saw those plans.. 30 yrs before he was in it!

Quite a feat

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 02:23 AM (Vy81P)

628 I just tried to help and hold the tach outta the fan etc.

But it didn't take long before he was getting tools and holding the tach for ME! lol

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 02:16 AM (Vy81P)


heh. It's one of those things where dogged persistence pays off. But the wear on the jets and needles is subtle. I had to have someone show me before I became a believer. "An 0.1" hole .002" out of round is worn out? Yeaaah, pull the other one." More fool me. So then, I did replace them, which was both cheap, and easy, and Lo! and behold!, the damn thing ran like a pup.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 03, 2016 02:26 AM (afR/C)

629 They didn't have ADHD prognosis when I was a schoolkid. We just got paddled.

School is for the middle of the curve kids who can parrot and obey - not good for the ones outside that.

Squeaking of witch, this late night crowd is too intelligent for me. Heading for the comfy covers.

Good night, Gracies.

Posted by: mindful webworker - (z^2 * z^2) / z at March 03, 2016 02:27 AM (Yu4ah)

630 So in this class was one boy who always had to wear a helmet because he had seizures every 40 minutes or so, a black kid from Chad who only spoke French, a big girl who did not know how to use her words (or numbers it turns out), a boy whose mother had apparently drank AND ate paint chips while pregnant with him and whose nose continually ran like a hose (nice guy actually), a pretty white girl who apparently didn't breath for the first 10 minutes of her life, a few other random kids, and then you had me.

You were in the Bad News Bears? Which one were you? Tanner?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 03, 2016 02:28 AM (zc3Db)

631 AOP, yeah those boundary flow equations are a bitch.

Posted by: Jean at March 03, 2016 02:29 AM (cXiMR)

632 Lo! and behold!, the damn thing ran like a pup.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Ha! yeah, he was a bit like that. My mom's dad was a mechanic and he learned some of his things to do, so maybe thats part of it too lol.

He knows now that when he needs a computer sensor or whatever, to know you prob cant just "rig it" anymore

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 02:30 AM (Vy81P)

633 Goodnight, mindful. I hope you sleep great and dream great and wake up feeling great.

That's going to be my last goodnight before my own. I'm not made for this goodnight duty.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 02:31 AM (2GjZZ)

634 Jarvis, now you hack it.

Posted by: Jean at March 03, 2016 02:32 AM (cXiMR)

635 630
So in this class was one boy who always had to wear a helmet because
he had seizures every 40 minutes or so, a black kid from Chad who only
spoke French, a big girl who did not know how to use her words (or
numbers it turns out), a boy whose mother had apparently drank AND ate
paint chips while pregnant with him and whose nose continually ran like a
hose (nice guy actually), a pretty white girl who apparently didn't
breath for the first 10 minutes of her life, a few other random kids,
and then you had me.



You were in the Bad News Bears? Which one were you? Tanner?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 03, 2016 02:28 AM (zc3Db)


Nice plug for the original Bad News Bears -- an awesome flick that should be required viewing before graduating some random grade.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 03, 2016 02:34 AM (EzgxV)

636 haha, well, I can do that with his computer, but his ODBII system requires a bit more than I am able to do.

Maybe with a chipped PCU and the right software, I could start rigging

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 02:34 AM (Vy81P)

637 Can you suggest a private way to converse? Our goddaughter was in the Arch program at the U of Oregon, got munched in their "Project Runway" methods, and downshifted to being an English major....I'd be specifically interested if there were side ways into that Architectural Registration Exam. It's not entirely a vanity thing -- she did a spell at Fallingwater where her design for a hypothetical addition came in first.
Posted by: cthulhu at March 03, 2016 01:15 AM (EzgxV)

Sorry, got sidetracked with life there for a bit.

You cannot be a registered architect anymore without a professional degree, meaning, in most cases, a M.Arch. Very few programs offer an undergrad degree that makes the cut, although there are a few out there that offer a five year B.Arch which will work.

You used to be able to get credit for years working, but no longer. And then there's all the intern program garbage you now have to track. It is not so easy as it used to be.

OTOH, if she has an undergrad degree in something, then she might be able to complete the M.Arch in three years with the right program. But, there are no shortcuts.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 03, 2016 02:34 AM (+YMhA)

638 Hey, thanks, L, Elle! "ppreciate it.

Sweet dreams yr own self.

z

Posted by: mindful webworker - in bed, on the cell at March 03, 2016 02:35 AM (Yu4ah)

639 Oh, to get the smell out of the freezer, sprinkle ground coffee in it heavily, and wait a couple of days. That usually works better than baking soda.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 03, 2016 02:35 AM (+YMhA)

640 OK, I'm done with neo-neocon. That site has gone full TDS. I've been reading and commenting there since 2005. Just deleted the bookmark.

Posted by: rickl at March 03, 2016 02:36 AM (sdi6R)

641 Nice plug for the original Bad News Bears -- an awesome flick that should be required viewing before graduating some random grade.
Posted by: cthulhu

Hell yeah!

I showed it to a guy about 10 yrs ago, whos just now turning about 40, and he could not believe they let KIDS SEE the film, let alone STAR IN IT!!??!!

I couldn't believe he'd never seen it!

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 02:36 AM (Vy81P)

642 Posted by: cthulhu at March 03, 2016 02:34 AM (EzgxV)

I was pleasantly surprised by the remake, too. I never expected it to be any good but it was almost as raw as the original. Billy Bob kind of had a twofer with that and Bad Santa.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 03, 2016 02:37 AM (zc3Db)

643 Rudy, just... lean into it...

Posted by: Buttermaker at March 03, 2016 02:38 AM (Vy81P)

644 yeah rickl, I was just over there a few days ago and went round and round in comments with a few... it's full on TDS. Shame. Lots of otherwise mindful sites are going nuts.

Posted by: Yip at March 03, 2016 02:38 AM (e7T6D)

645 OK, geek rant. Would some enterprising young grad student please invent some new jargon to semantically replace either bits or bytes with another label that doesn't start with the letter 'b'. Just found a basic error in a specification GBps instead of Gbps, at 0230 in the morning. Bitches. Simple information theory right, apply it please - no l (letter) or l (one #), no 0 (zero) or O (letters), etc.

Posted by: Jean at March 03, 2016 02:38 AM (cXiMR)

646 another inexplicable movie review not undertaken is Blunt Force Trauma

Contestants in an inexplicable league of CQB gun fighting....

yes, it's an actual movie.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 03, 2016 02:39 AM (A/3fN)

647 -Posted by: rickl at March 03, 2016 02:36 AM (sdi6R)

I just deleted "The Conservative Treehouse" for the opposite reason.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2016 02:39 AM (OQ9R7)

648 >>>> OK, I'm done with neo-neocon. That site has gone full TDS. I've been reading and commenting there since 2005. Just deleted the bookmark.
Posted by: rickl at March 03, 2016 02:36 AM (sdi6R)
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Yeah, that's happening all over the place. I don't remember but I think you're more Cruz but willing to vote for Trump like me. There is no safe refuge for anyone who doesn't hate Trump and won't pledge not to vote for him if he wins the nomination and goes on to the general election.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 02:40 AM (2GjZZ)

649 Yeah, always loved computers and always thought it was annoying that it was "bits of Bytes"

I was thinking "Why not nips (as in nibbles) then went, oooohhhh... umm.."

I guess I WAS a slow kid in SOME ways lol..

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 02:41 AM (Vy81P)

650 Just found a basic error in a specification GBps instead of Gbps, at 0230 in the morning. Bitches. Simple information theory right, apply it please - no l (letter) or l (one #), no 0 (zero) or O (letters), etc.

Posted by: Jean at March 03, 2016 02:38 AM (cXiMR)


That's not even the worst. Now, whenever you run into a bit size you have to know whether they are using base 10 metric byte specs (MB = 1,000,000 bytes) or base 2 normal byte specs.(M =1,048,576 bytes).

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 03, 2016 02:43 AM (zc3Db)

651 I'm leaning more Trump than Cruz, but I could vote for either of them. And I don't trust either of them.

Rubio is right out, though. No way in hell.

Posted by: rickl at March 03, 2016 02:43 AM (sdi6R)

652 OK, I'm done with neo-neocon. That site has gone full TDS. I've been reading and commenting there since 2005. Just deleted the bookmark.
Posted by: rickl at March 03, 2016 02:36


That site? Which site was that again, if not for nostalgia sake?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 03, 2016 02:44 AM (A/3fN)

653 OK, I'm done with neo-neocon. That site has gone full TDS. I've been reading and commenting there since 2005. Just deleted the bookmark.

Posted by: rickl at March 03, 2016 02:36


That sucks. I used to like neo-neocon. I commented there years ago (as progressoverpeace) and always found the atmosphere decent with some good debating. Haven't been there in years ... but still sad to hear, anyway.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 03, 2016 02:47 AM (zc3Db)

654
When it came to teaching Freshman Chemistry during my time as a teaching assistant at Berkeley, I took great pains to point out that, for example, there are only a limited number of recast the Ideal Gas Law. So doing well on quizzes and exams was merely a matter or recoginizng the form and having at it..

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: 'Who Decides?' at March 03, 2016 02:47 AM (BK3ZS)

655 The problem is compounded by omniscience, ever-present (except here) auto-correct. I'm sure the original engineer wrote the spec correctly; somewhere in the editing process an out of work Ed major got a hold of it ...

I suspect nothing will change until we ditch the octel base and go with qubits; and then the actual numbers wont really matter.

Posted by: Jean at March 03, 2016 02:48 AM (cXiMR)

656 >>> I'm leaning more Trump than Cruz, but I could vote for either of them. And I don't trust either of them.
Rubio is right out, though. No way in hell.
Posted by: rickl at March 03, 2016 02
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Yeah, okay, same here. My caucus didn't count last night bc the state GOPe changed the rules and made it nonbinding out of fear it would help Trump. I spoke for Cruz and voted for him only bc he needs my vote. Trump will win my state no matter what. I'm in CO.

And if Mario is anywhere on the final ticket, I'm not doing it again. Hell no to that guy too

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 02:49 AM (2GjZZ)

657 Yip and rickl, naturally there's no real answer to this, but speculation on why so many savvy people are losing their s**t over You Know Who?


Look, he wasn't in the top 1,000 names that would even occur to me for president. In, say, 1988 or 2004, any prospect of his being prez would be worrying.


But now? Now? Have these people all been in a coma since 2008 (or even 2006)? The country has run the "oh hell, let's see what happens!" test with a president and admin. that are by far the most disastrous in large and small ways in our history. The degradation and damage are pinch-yourself unbelievable.


But now - now - an unconventional candidate summoned mostly by the passivity and cluelessness of the "opposition" party in this incredibly bad time is the problem?


Ace has said it before, but we have very, very mediocre "elites" these days. Worse than that, usually.


I have almost zero "hopes" or significant expectations if You Know Who somehow gets elected. Which, in context, is discouraging - but no cause for hysteria or alarm.


Posted by: rhomboid at March 03, 2016 02:49 AM (QDnY+)

658 AOP, yeah those boundary flow equations are a bitch.

Posted by: Jean at March 03, 2016 02:29 AM (cXiMR)


I never thought of it mathematically, but you are right. The geometry is deceptive, when one looks at the pieces apart. You have a jet with a hole in it, probably closer to .050" than 0.1", and you see .002" out-of-round wear on it. But the flow area of that hole is the circular area of .050", it's that minus the circular area of the whatever part of the needle is occupying the hole at that time. A very tiny annulus at idle speed. So you have a ring that is .050" in diameter, but only .002" wide, and then half of it is worn to double width? You may have increased the total flow area by 50%. And the relationship between total flow area, and flow at a given pressure drop is hardly linear with such tiny flow areas, because of the boundary conditions you mentioned.


Bottom line: that jet and needle are wear parts, and need to be replaced when wear becomes evident, or is even suspected. Because wear there causes problems you can't tune away, or even properly analyze. It's easier, and cheaper, and less frustrating to use new parts, and not have to guess at the wear.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 03, 2016 02:50 AM (afR/C)

659 I am not deranged, and I'll certainly NOT be told by a bunch of Shiny, Red-Button enthusiasts, (who have Not One Clue what that Red Button does), that I should defy my Tea Party 'bonafides'.

I'll not set-aside the closest thing to Ronald Reagan and defy that little "(T)" next to my nic for a shiny red button.

When OUR, (and I mean that), side of the ledger sees a Constitutional Originalist running for President?

Out Tea Party instincts should take-over. The "Chimpanzee-Jumping-On-The Red-Button" factor should not overwhelm us, emotionally.

I'm pissed. You're too pissed.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2016 02:51 AM (OQ9R7)

660 lol: Bottom line, get the Webbers

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 02:51 AM (Vy81P)

661 They're rerunning Greta's interview with Melania in her palace penthouse above Trump Tower. Damn, that is one polished woman. Her English is actually better than it seemed at some of the rallies when Trumpus would just blurt out "Say something Melania!". She should have kicked him. I'd bet he'd promised her he wouldn't make her say anything.

Greta asked her what makes Trump the maddest. She said "stupidity", and then "when someone doesn't do what they're supposed to do. When they're incompetent".

A woman like that is so far out of my league, it's just awful. Terrible.

If he makes it, she'll make Jackie Kennedy look like a freakin' bag lady.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 03, 2016 02:51 AM (dvuhZ)

662 I always say that the brain is wired for pattern recognition. For some people it works well with numbers and abstract concepts. For others, it works well with words and patterns of language.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 03, 2016 12:58 AM (fC9RO)


I agree with that. My ex was fluent in English, Spanish and French. She could speak Italian and was learning Arabic. But she couldn't balance a checkbook.

Posted by: RickZ at March 03, 2016 02:52 AM (TVEBr)

663 When it came to teaching Freshman Chemistry during my time as a teaching assistant at Berkeley, I took great pains to point out that, for example, there are only a limited number of recast the Ideal Gas Law. So doing well on quizzes and exams was merely a matter or recoginizng the form and having at it..

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: 'Who Decides?' at March 03, 2016 02:47 AM (BK3ZS)


The ultimate chemistry test is one where you walk into the lab, and if you succeed without killing yourself, then you pass.

Posted by: The Darwinian Hat at March 03, 2016 02:53 AM (vBeA5)

664 Slap, there was only ONE R that has gotten my national (type) vote, and it was for those reasons above.

I was glad to have to chance to vote for him again tues too.

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 02:54 AM (Vy81P)

665 Well, bed time for me. Night all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 03, 2016 02:56 AM (afR/C)

666 "Tonight's post brought to you by when complexity becomes fraud:"

If Elizabeth Warren was a traffic cop, that would be her totem pole.

Posted by: angela urkel at March 03, 2016 02:56 AM (GOYpy)

667 G'Night, AOP.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2016 02:57 AM (OQ9R7)

668 Night AOP!

Good talkin needles and bowls with ya!

(let the NSA send that to the DEA)

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 02:57 AM (Vy81P)

669 Where does Cruz stand on declassifying the 28 pages of the 9/11 report? I'm ready for the truth, wherever it leads.

Posted by: Sandy at March 03, 2016 02:59 AM (tbyTp)

670 >>>"Tonight's post brought to you by when complexity becomes fraud:"

"If Elizabeth Warren was a traffic cop, that would be her totem pole."
-Posted by: angela urkel at March 03, 2016 02:56 AM (GOYpy)

I'm trying to figure-out what that means, but I'm not that bright.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2016 02:59 AM (OQ9R7)

671 637
Can you suggest a private way to converse? Our goddaughter was in the
Arch program at the U of Oregon, got munched in their "Project Runway"
methods, and downshifted to being an English major....I'd be
specifically interested if there were side ways into that Architectural
Registration Exam. It's not entirely a vanity thing -- she did a spell
at Fallingwater where her design for a hypothetical addition came in
first.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 03, 2016 01:15 AM (EzgxV)



Sorry, got sidetracked with life there for a bit.



You cannot be a registered architect anymore without a professional
degree, meaning, in most cases, a M.Arch. Very few programs offer an
undergrad degree that makes the cut, although there are a few out there
that offer a five year B.Arch which will work.



You used to be able to get credit for years working, but no longer.
And then there's all the intern program garbage you now have to track.
It is not so easy as it used to be.



OTOH, if she has an undergrad degree in something, then she might be
able to complete the M.Arch in three years with the right program. But,
there are no shortcuts.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 03, 2016 02:34 AM (+YMhA)


It's gone full-bore credentialist, then. Very sad. I hope you survive the inevitable degradation of your own education, experience, and practice.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 03, 2016 02:59 AM (EzgxV)

672 Gotta hit the hay. You guys take care.

Posted by: Yip at March 03, 2016 03:00 AM (e7T6D)

673 >>>> I'm pissed. You're too pissed.
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2016 02:51 AM (OQ9R7)
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Nope. I'm not too pissed. I'm a realist and willing to settle and to gamble one last time on Donald J Trump. After that I'm done playing this stupid rigged game. You're an idealist and a purist. Go ahead and keep being one. You'll always lose. I'm sorry if that sounds harsh. I don't mean it to. I want Cruz and know that is unlikely to happen.

As undesirable as Trump seems to you, compare Mitt Romneys flip flops on positions from abortion to mandated healthcare to amnesty. Trump isn't that much different. I voted for Romney and McCain. I can vote for Trump.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 03:01 AM (2GjZZ)

674 G'Night, Yip.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2016 03:01 AM (OQ9R7)

675 "If Elizabeth Warren was a traffic cop, that would be her totem pole."


lol! Its TRYING to make sense.. I think?

Are we missing a picture?

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 03:02 AM (Vy81P)

676 @640 OK, I'm done with neo-neocon. That site has gone full TDS. I've been reading and commenting there since 2005. Just deleted the bookmark.
----------------

TDS? Seriously?

She doesn't like Trump. She's made it clear why she doesn't like him. And she's spelled out why in a constant stream of posts that in many cases point to Trumps actions in the past. But "derangement syndrome"?

"Derangement" was the various foaming at the mouth posts that various people were making back when the first debates were taking place. Your use of TDS leads me to believe that you've already forgotten the unhinged nature of the accusations that were flying at that point in time.

Posted by: junior at March 03, 2016 03:02 AM (fgd5X)

677 Another funny one: Greta asked Melania how she first met Trumpus. It was at some big fashion party in NYC. Trumpus had come with a date, but got to working her a little. He asked for her number, and Melania said she wasn't going to give it to him, especially since he was with a date.

But she said, give me your number. She said that was a test of hers. She knew he was a big mogul type, and if he gave her some business number or some other through-channels number, she wouldn't have bothered.

She said he gave her every damn number he had. If I'm at home, here's that number. If I'm at the other house/home here's that one. Well, I've got several. Let me give you all of 'em.

If I'm in the office, here's that. And another one, another one, etc. If I'm on the plane, call me here.

She got a list of numbers a mile long. Call me!

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 03, 2016 03:02 AM (dvuhZ)

678 If Captain Higgins wanted to stop the Gremlins, he should have heeded the advice of the wise old Chinese man and not fed them after midnight.

Seriously, "Gremlins" is a pretty gay sounding name for a street gang. They shouldn't be that tough to deal with.

Posted by: angela urkel at March 03, 2016 03:03 AM (GOYpy)

679 -Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 03:01 AM (2GjZZ)

I'm not a "purist", and neither are you. I'm asking American Conservatives to Vote Tea Party.

...that is all I'm asking.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2016 03:04 AM (OQ9R7)

680 lol! Its TRYING to make sense.. I think?

Are we missing a picture?

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 03:02 AM (Vy81P)


Not missing anything. The sign is in front of a school. That says it all.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 03, 2016 03:04 AM (zc3Db)

681 Goodnight Yip. Hopefully, I'll run into you tomorrow. Have a great night's sleep filled with happy dreams

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 03:04 AM (2GjZZ)

682 I know several architects, they're all pretty good programmers.

Posted by: Jean at March 03, 2016 03:04 AM (cXiMR)

683 ..."She got a list of numbers a mile long. Call me!"
-Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 03, 2016 03:02 AM (dvuhZ)

And that dude GOT that Hot Chick who speaks seven languages.

...not bad.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2016 03:06 AM (OQ9R7)

684 Not missing anything. The sign is in front of a school. That says it all.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair



Ooooohhhh, yeah, thats actually pretty good n funny then! lol

(I only read the comments, AB)

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 03:06 AM (Vy81P)

685 "Not missing anything. The sign is in front of a school. That says it all."
-Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 03, 2016 03:04 AM (zc3Db)

What and where, Sir? I was unaware of this particular turn-of-phrase.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2016 03:09 AM (OQ9R7)

686 SW, read the ONT

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 03:10 AM (Vy81P)

687 My bad... BRB.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2016 03:11 AM (OQ9R7)

688 >>>> I'm not a "purist", and neither are you. I'm asking American Conservatives to Vote Tea Party.
...that is all I'm asking.
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2016 03:04
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I did yesterday. I voted for Cruz and even got the nerve up to speak on his behalf at my caucus. He can't win. He underperformed yesterday in states that have large concentrations of evangelicals. He should have done better. His numbers were dismal in any blue or purple state. He can't win. His performance last night is the best night he will have. Every state after this, he has no chance in. He is being shit out by the media en masse. He is being caricatured as a religious zealot. He can't win the nomination unless Trump finally loses it and self destructs.

If Trump winds up being the nominee, are you going to sit it out and refuse to vote? I'm not. It will be my last time voting but I'll vote for him.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 03:11 AM (2GjZZ)

689 I'll show-up and vote the under-cards.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2016 03:12 AM (OQ9R7)

690 And then she said she called Trump about a week later at one of those numbers. The result was he took her out to some swanky joint that night and put on the dog 'shore nuff.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 03, 2016 03:12 AM (dvuhZ)

691 Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2016 03:09 AM (OQ9R7)

Read the signs in the picture. It's all school stuff. This is what happens when they keep making stupid rules for schools (like turning a 45 mph road into a 15 mph parking lot because a school - that has been there for 30 years) is off the road. Around schools the "right turn on red" rules are changed - but only during school hours. Etc. Schools have become total road nuisances and the insane rules they make for them (for the children!!) actually make things more dangerous for everyone.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 03, 2016 03:12 AM (zc3Db)

692 It is very interesting that across the internet there has been a certain amount of "play nice".....which is rapidly rolling over to "WAR."

Posted by: cthulhu at March 03, 2016 03:13 AM (EzgxV)

693 John Quincy Adams wore bling, had a fur coat and drove around in a mauve stretch limo? Who knew?

Posted by: angela urkel at March 03, 2016 03:14 AM (GOYpy)

694 By underpreformed you mean kept up with Trump at only 18 behind?

Ok.

I think he CAN win, and as more people get to hear him, and if he gives less preacher talk, and more talk that got him to the senate, then he WILL win.

"Whats with all the negative waves, Moriarty??"

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 03:14 AM (Vy81P)

695 -Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 03, 2016 03:12 AM (zc3Db)

*HAH!* Yeah... I got it, now. "Totem-Pole of Government".

*sips beer*

At least I'm not ignorant.

...merely stupid.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2016 03:16 AM (OQ9R7)

696 Sorry, angela urkel ...lol.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2016 03:17 AM (OQ9R7)

697 688
>>>> I'm not a "purist", and neither are you. I'm asking American Conservatives to Vote Tea Party.

...that is all I'm asking.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2016 03:04

------

I did yesterday. I voted for Cruz and even got the nerve up to speak
on his behalf at my caucus. He can't win. He underperformed yesterday
in states that have large concentrations of evangelicals. He should
have done better. His numbers were dismal in any blue or purple state.
He can't win. His performance last night is the best night he will
have. Every state after this, he has no chance in. He is being shit
out by the media en masse. He is being caricatured as a religious
zealot. He can't win the nomination unless Trump finally loses it and
self destructs.



If Trump winds up being the nominee, are you going to sit it out and
refuse to vote? I'm not. It will be my last time voting but I'll vote
for him.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 03:11 AM (2GjZZ)
688
>>>> I'm not a "purist", and neither are you. I'm asking American Conservatives to Vote Tea Party.

...that is all I'm asking.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2016 03:04

------

I did yesterday. I voted for Cruz and even got the nerve up to speak
on his behalf at my caucus. He can't win. He underperformed yesterday
in states that have large concentrations of evangelicals. He should
have done better. His numbers were dismal in any blue or purple state.
He can't win. His performance last night is the best night he will
have. Every state after this, he has no chance in. He is being shit
out by the media en masse. He is being caricatured as a religious
zealot. He can't win the nomination unless Trump finally loses it and
self destructs.



If Trump winds up being the nominee, are you going to sit it out and
refuse to vote? I'm not. It will be my last time voting but I'll vote
for him.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 03:11 AM (2GjZZ)


Chillax. There is time and time and time. Trump has won in open primaries, and closed primaries are coming.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 03, 2016 03:17 AM (EzgxV)

698 Oooh, the rare Double-single post!

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 03:18 AM (Vy81P)

699 or is that, Single-double?

yeah, that i think

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 03:18 AM (Vy81P)

700 >>> Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 03:14 AM (Vy81P
-----
I'm sorry, but Cruz underperformed. He spent way more than Trump on the races yesterday. He should have won Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and Arkansas. Trump spent nothing. Cruz should have won all of those. If he can't win those states, how is he going to win CO or NM or OH?

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 03:19 AM (2GjZZ)

701 Turn-off Mu.Nu, Cooth. Your spacing and Loooong posts will become smaller.

(No Script)

Unless you want to keep on annoying "The Folks" with your "Three-Screen Variety Show".

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2016 03:21 AM (OQ9R7)

702 he should NOT have won all those, I'd like to see who projected that..

As ace pointed out earlier, he's not that far behind, and as Cthulhu said, closed primarys coming..

Lets see..

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 03:22 AM (Vy81P)

703 >>>>Posted by: L, Elle - "I did yesterday. I voted for Cruz and even got the nerve up to speak on his behalf at my caucus. He can't win."

This.

I hope people will reconsider. The GOP hates Trump as well (as they are surely proving). That's worth something in my book.

Posted by: Sandy at March 03, 2016 03:22 AM (tbyTp)

704 Cthulhu, don't worry, I am calm. I'm sadly not even drunk. I just think some of you aren't bracing yourself for Trump to win the nomination which he seems likely to unless he finally does himself in with his big, stupid mouth. Barry got 2 terms as a loser president that did nothing good for this country. It should surprise no one if Trump gets the nomination.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 03:24 AM (2GjZZ)

705 This has been too long, in coming. Your "quote-of-a-quote" clarity" is a cumbersome thing., Cooth.

After three quotes and your mu.nu spacing, it gets tiresome.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2016 03:25 AM (OQ9R7)

706 698
Oooh, the rare Double-single post!

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 03:18 AM (Vy81P)


I wish it were rare.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 03, 2016 03:26 AM (EzgxV)

707 It isn't.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2016 03:27 AM (OQ9R7)

708 lol. I don't lurk as much in the ONT, so I guess it gets fixed when it happens earlier in the day/night

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 03:28 AM (Vy81P)

709 >>>> Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 03:22 AM
-----
You may be right. Now that Carson has dropped out, I expect Cruz to pick up most of his votes. He may prove to be competitive with Trump now. I would hope that Kasich falls off the map by loss of momentum and being an all around loser since he hasn't won a single state yet and his votes will likely go to Rubio, my guess.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 03:29 AM (2GjZZ)

710 The only reason to have mu.nu enabled is to read Twitter quotes and the like. Disable it after reading it.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2016 03:29 AM (OQ9R7)

711 701
Turn-off Mu.Nu, Cooth. Your spacing and Loooong posts will become smaller.



(No Script)



Unless you want to keep on annoying "The Folks" with your "Three-Screen Variety Show".

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2016 03:21 AM (OQ9R7)


I'm running NoScript, but allowing *.mu.nu. Tuning, tuning, tuning.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 03, 2016 03:30 AM (EzgxV)

712 Elle, we also have Fox dumping Rubes tonight, so... EVENTS!

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 03:30 AM (Vy81P)

713 West Virginia is not Constitutional Carry:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/z6v9x94

Posted by: The Right to Keep and Bare Hats at March 03, 2016 03:31 AM (vBeA5)

714 The Kasich/Carson voters will be divided equally amongst the three. Not really, but that's how I'm going to look at ti.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2016 03:31 AM (OQ9R7)

715 Adams's supporters lashed out at Jackson as a drunkard, duelist and cockfighter-and a man who couldn't even spell "Europe" (he spelled it "Urope").

Cockfighter??? *yawn* srsly.

Other than that, he seems like an ok guy.

Posted by: Michael Vick at March 03, 2016 03:31 AM (GOYpy)

716 Ok, are ya'll using some special ap to post here or something? lol

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 03:31 AM (Vy81P)

717 If he can put a dint into illegal immigration and, even more importantly bring some realism to dealing with Islam (which no one has done in decades, certainly not Bush(s) or Obama) it will be enough to at least stem the decline....for awhile.

Posted by: Sandy at March 03, 2016 03:31 AM (tbyTp)

718 Yeah, Jarvis, despite the spawn of mailman still being included in the debate tomorrow, this is a 3 way race now. I expect Trump and Cruz to beat the shit out of Mario tomorrow night.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 03:33 AM (2GjZZ)

719 The Kasich/Carson voters will be divided equally amongst the three. Not really, but that's how I'm going to look at ti.
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T)

The 3 voters?

Are they the surviving parents after the dead Mailman Dad?

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 03:34 AM (Vy81P)

720 705
This has been too long, in coming. Your "quote-of-a-quote" clarity" is a cumbersome thing., Cooth.



After three quotes and your mu.nu spacing, it gets tiresome.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2016 03:25 AM (OQ9R7)


I've been in many threads where numbers and comments disappear. Quoting the whole damned thing preserves relevance....but is, indeed, cumbersome. I could well imagine doing differently if banning didn't renumber comments.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 03, 2016 03:34 AM (EzgxV)

721 I expect Trump and Cruz to beat the shit out of Mario tomorrow night.
Posted by: L, Elle

Yeah, I stopped watching the debates, I actually would just catch up here with ya'lls comments lol.

But I may have to watch tomorrow and have popcorn!

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 03:36 AM (Vy81P)

722 Idk, slap, all the Carson people I know are just the nicest LIVs I have ever met. Maybe they'll go for Mario.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 03:36 AM (2GjZZ)

723 "Ok, are ya'll using some special ap to post here or something? lol"
-Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 03:31 AM (Vy81P)

I'm using an "add-on" for Blue Moon -or- Firefox called "No Script". It filters ads and background spyware.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2016 03:36 AM (OQ9R7)

724 Slap, ah ok, I use Iron, and Ad-blocker. And have to keep it on here because there have been MANY times that the HQ wouldnt even load due to ads.

I try to paypal a few bucks here and there to make up for it tho, but I'll admit I've been slacking this last yr.

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 03:38 AM (Vy81P)

725 I Don't know, either. So I divide the dropouts equally. I'm not an "expert".

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2016 03:38 AM (OQ9R7)

726 Mornin'.

From what I've seen and read, Zootopia is a buncha coded shit about what a rayciss, sexiss nation AmeriKKKa is.

Pass.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 03, 2016 03:38 AM (HMt16)

727 oops, Adblock Plus

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 03:38 AM (Vy81P)

728 These add-ons are free if you use Pale Moon or Firefox.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2016 03:39 AM (OQ9R7)

729 If they knock out Mario tomorrow, what then?
The GOPe can't be so stupid as to get behind Kasich and dump Mario, can they? Where do they go? They have no candidate left. Mario will either live or die tomorrow. If he can't win his home state, he is done then

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 03:40 AM (2GjZZ)

730 Yeah, ABP is free too.

I meant I try to slip Ace a lil since I have to turn his ad revenue off.

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 03:40 AM (Vy81P)

731 Elle, there were morons earlier saying they think he will withdraw before Fla to prevent a 2nd or worse on his record.

I think its more plausible now after the Fox thing.

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 03:42 AM (Vy81P)

732 Yeah... I dropped a dime in that bucket. If you turn-off the ads, you really should.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2016 03:42 AM (OQ9R7)

733 Jarvis watch tomorrow with the blog people! Those are fun though head-spinning, dizzy-making threads to keep up with.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 03:43 AM (2GjZZ)

734 I'm-a head out. I can re-set Red-Eye through my overpriced fucking cable.

Wishing the best for all of you...

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2016 03:44 AM (OQ9R7)

735 Where does Cruz stand on declassifying the 28 pages of the 9/11 report? I'm ready for the truth, wherever it leads.
Posted by: Sandy


Probably closer to us on imaginary things, and closer to us again being fewer reasons for universal surveillance.

Seriously, I hate alien raisins.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 03, 2016 03:45 AM (A/3fN)

736 Goodnight Mr. Slapweasel. You absolutely must sleep well
tonight. Sweet dreams are a luxury for you and me at this point so I won't ask for them.

Sleep soundly. Wake up rested and happy.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 03:46 AM (2GjZZ)

737 Oh I do! But I'm usually so far behind I cant comment.

I think I actually go back to about 03-4 here? VERY early, but may not have commented till the Israel War in 07 or so..

I play FFpickem and came in like 2-3 the first year, but only played 2 yrs of FFL here. Etc. lol.

So, I've seen a ton, just may not have been able to talk about it lol..

Maet and DiT even helped promote a video I did for Gingritchs "Drill Here Drill Now" contest.

I lost, but came ahead of ZO!! so theres that.

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 03:47 AM (Vy81P)

738 Thank you, Sweetheart.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2016 03:47 AM (OQ9R7)

739 *dial tone*

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2016 03:48 AM (OQ9R7)

740 Anyone else try mewe yet? https://mewe.com/myworld# It's a little more complicated then FB but it allows you to isolate your audience better.

Posted by: bestie21 at March 03, 2016 03:48 AM (HUeC4)

741 Sorry, angela urkel ...lol.
Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T)


No problem- they should just have put a sign saying no parking, anytime. Who would ever risk parking there anyway? I think Steyn said things have got to the point where we're all breaking some law at any given time.

Posted by: angela urkel at March 03, 2016 03:49 AM (GOYpy)

742 Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at March 03, 2016 03:49 AM (fizMZ)

743 What do you mean by Good Morning, Skip?
It's only . . . oh shit. Really?

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 03:51 AM (2GjZZ)

744 This is another reason I rarely comment. By the time I have caught up its now, lmao!

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 03:52 AM (Vy81P)

745 Who made it nearly 2am? How did this happen?

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 03:52 AM (2GjZZ)

746 "..and education students and man did the education majors need a LOT of tutoring."



My sister walked away from her corporate job and went back to university to get her teaching cert and now teaches at a private school. She was the oldest in her class and she confirmed the sheer stupidity of those dits was simply incomprehensible. They should not be allowed within 20 feet of children.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at March 03, 2016 03:53 AM (XgfBI)

747 physicists

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 03:53 AM (Vy81P)

748 All of you blog people tricked me!! I seriously thought it was about 11:30pm maybe a little past midnight.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 03:54 AM (2GjZZ)

749 Who made it nearly 2am? How did this happen?
Posted by: L, Elle


Still ain't so on some time zones.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 03, 2016 03:54 AM (A/3fN)

750 Vote Bernie, he will give you back the time the rich white men stole from you, AND MORE!!

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 03:55 AM (Vy81P)

751 745
Who made it nearly 2am? How did this happen?

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 03:52 AM (2GjZZ)


It's an eldritch distortion of the space-time continuum.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 03, 2016 03:55 AM (EzgxV)

752 Tolkien-ian, Moorcock-ian, or Who-ian?

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 03:58 AM (Vy81P)

753 Hawt! That Lena Dunham selfie makes me want to polish the harpoon, IYKWIM.

Posted by: Captain Ahab at March 03, 2016 04:00 AM (GOYpy)

754 I blame the daylight savings scam. It should be the same time for all Americans. This is an unreasonable stupid social engineering scientific experiment that we've all been forced into. I'm moving to Indiana.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 04:00 AM (2GjZZ)

755 lol they say its "for the farmers" but when do the farmers look at the sun coming up, and go, well, its not 8am yet, so the fields can wait some more...

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 04:01 AM (Vy81P)

756 "Hawt! That Lena Dunham selfie makes me want to polish the harpoon, IYKWIM."
-Posted by: Captain Ahab at March 03, 2016 04:00 AM (GOYpy)

Abortion isn't necessary, but A Good and Just Killin' still means something.

Posted by: Guy Smiley (T) at March 03, 2016 04:03 AM (OQ9R7)

757 lol obviously fake craigslist ad

79 z28 runs great - $500 (Dallas)

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 04:04 AM (Vy81P)

758 If they knock out Mario tomorrow, what then?
The GOPe can't be so stupid as to get behind Kasich and dump Mario, can they? Where do they go? They have no candidate left. Mario will either live or die tomorrow. If he can't win his home state, he is done then

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 03:40 AM (2GjZZ)


Both Ohio and Florida are on March 15th.

The full primary/caucus schedule:

http://tinyurl.com/qfaengk

Posted by: The Votin' Hat at March 03, 2016 04:05 AM (vBeA5)

759 >>> Posted by: Guy Smiley (T) at March 03, 2016 04:03 AM
----
Dammit, slap, you're supposed to be sleeping well for the both of us. You're kinda dooming to be awake all night, you know.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 04:06 AM (2GjZZ)

760 Woke up extra early 3:30 instead of 4, but as I'm working by myself and could get in the building anytime I'll go in early.

Posted by: Skip at March 03, 2016 04:07 AM (fizMZ)

761 Okay, I'll lay out my reason, only one really, for my Trump support. He, single handled, broke through the Fellatio Media's PC propaganda crapola. He moved the Overton Windows on both illegal 'immigration' and the importing of muzzie 'refugees' to do only Allan knows what. No one, and I mean no one, would have broached those subjects without Trump doing so first. Trump has tapped into a very popular anti-P.C. rage. We see reality and are fed fairy tales in just about every facet of our lives. 'The unemployment is down! The economy is doing great!' Who are we going to believe, They the Government or our lying eyes?

On top of that, Trump is not one of our professional political class. He's a real businessman, a successful businessman and, some would argue, a charming businessman. We let government types run our government for far too long; the foxes are now guarding the foxes in the henhouse. Our government needs a hatchet man. I know with no other candidate is that going to happen, as I know with most things, including illegal 'immigration', the only thing that will happen is capitulation to the Dems. I'll place my vote with a guy having a chance to do the right thing, as opposed to the sure things I know will happen and that I don't want to happen with the other candidates. It's the only option before the inevitable societal crash.

And this is not to knock Cruz. He's a smart guy. Maybe he can turn on the charm. But IMO Cruz is still part of the Washington establishment, even if an 'outsider'. I also think he needs seasoning. A first term-senator? Now where have I heard that before? Arguing before the Supreme Court is not the same as running the government or a business. Let's let the business guy have a shot. The professional pols have shown themselves to be worse than useless as they are destructive to the very Constitutional fabric of this Nation. (Not saying Cruz personally, but the stench attaches.)

Posted by: RickZ at March 03, 2016 04:09 AM (TVEBr)

762 Woke up extra early 3:30 instead of 4, but as I'm working by myself and could get in the building anytime I'll go in early.
Posted by: Skip


Don't let us stop you, great American.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 03, 2016 04:10 AM (A/3fN)

763 Whoo Hoo! Coffees ready.

Posted by: Skip at March 03, 2016 04:10 AM (fizMZ)

764 >>>Woke up extra early 3:30 instead of 4, but as I'm working by myself and could get in the building anytime I'll go in early.
Posted by: Skip at March 03, 2016 04:07 AM (fizMZ
---
You know that impresses exactly no one who is still awake at this hour, right?
jk
Wanna a cup of coffee or tea?

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 04:10 AM (2GjZZ)

765 lol..
Yeah, WE get BEER n Val-u-rite!!

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 04:11 AM (Vy81P)

766 Skip, you're kinda gloating. You might want to sip your coffee silently and pray or something instead of commenting.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 04:12 AM (2GjZZ)

767 That "Tea Party" signifier gives me away every time.

I cannot "sock" anymore. I give myself away.

I hold no one else's future within my feeble grasp. I merely type shit and hope to sleep.

I was listening to tunes and hoping to find sleep's graceful grasp.

Pardon my intrusion, ma'am.

Posted by: Slapweasel (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2016 04:13 AM (OQ9R7)

768 Morning Everyone.

Next 4 States are all closed. What polling data there is, not much, shows Trump leading. Not much data in the national polls. You have to find polls that being done locally since none of these states have much appeal for the news cycle.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. SSDD at March 03, 2016 04:13 AM (WVsWD)

769 What intrusion? No way. No way ever. I've been an intrusion on you if nothing else. Don't you ever apologize to me.
Do not.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 04:15 AM (2GjZZ)

770 Howdy Tim, and yes, not much is known atm due to "EVENTS".

Will be interesting to see after the debate later, and see the #s from then on.

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 04:15 AM (Vy81P)

771 Slip, did you misread SKIP?

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 04:16 AM (Vy81P)

772 Cause where did that come from?

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 04:16 AM (Vy81P)

773 I've heard pundits who say, and I agree that Republicans nomination process should all be closed. Some of the earliest ones have been open and there is to much room for mischief.

Posted by: Skip at March 03, 2016 04:17 AM (fizMZ)

774 Seriously, Hyena Road. No one seen this?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 03, 2016 04:18 AM (A/3fN)

775 I hope you sleep too. I've been through this enough that I know I won't sleep tonight. So, tomorrow will be kinds of miserable fun.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 04:18 AM (2GjZZ)

776 Yes, Ma'am.

Posted by: Slapeasel (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2016 04:20 AM (OQ9R7)

777 I've worked a few jobs granted long ago that had all night hours, I use to be a night owl as on any period off I'd be up to 1am very quickly.

Posted by: Skip at March 03, 2016 04:20 AM (fizMZ)

778 Skip, well, if my state wasn't open, I wouldn't have been able to vote for the only constitutionalist, not once, but twice to get him into office, then had the chance yet again now.

I've NEVER voted for an R before that. I grew up seeing too many RINOS and having a safe state to cast my small objection vote, I went away from them till NOW.

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 04:20 AM (Vy81P)

779 Morning Jarvis,

also all 4 states are proportional with a total of 155 Delegates up for grabs.

Winning theses proportional states doesn't mean much unless it's a skunker.

Only one that looks like it could be that is Maine. Bing, sorry but that is the best info I could track down, estimates Trump will get 65% of the vote.

Who knows?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. SSDD at March 03, 2016 04:22 AM (WVsWD)

780 Our government needs a hatchet man.

Yes, whatever else can be said about him, he's not a Jeb like castrati. Despite the statement about "compromise", he strikes me as the one most likely to cause the massive destruction/disruption to DC's way of doing things, because of his arrogance. And that would be a good thing. Let it burn.

Posted by: angela urkel at March 03, 2016 04:27 AM (GOYpy)

781 I have to try this sleep thing again since Skip is up and ready to start his day all excited like.

It would help if one of you would say goodnight back to me.

Goodnight, you guys. I hope you have a great day tomorrow. For those that are up already, you have a good day today.

Goodnight.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 04:28 AM (2GjZZ)

782 For L. Elle:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIbXvaE39wM

Posted by: Guy Smiley (T) at March 03, 2016 04:29 AM (OQ9R7)

783 Tues night I was kinda meh, then I saw he didnt actually loose by much, and now I'm very hopeful.. tho, I've seen it all happen before..

I figured they would do it to Cruz because it was Dewhurst's "time" but went ahead and voted for him anyway, even with some polls saying he wouldnt win.. well, once again I was surprised!

He CAN outperform the polls, and HAS, so, I'm just gonna try to kick back and eat popcorn since my vote is gone now.

The other thing is the "THEY" can screw him over thing, is it wont happen now because TRUMP lol.. so it really MIGHT happen; re Ace's request for the GOPe to back Cruz to take down DT lol..

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 04:29 AM (Vy81P)

784 So, Jared Fogel has gained30 pounds in prison.

Apparently, prisoner jizz is high in calories.



Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 03, 2016 04:29 AM (HMt16)

785 Good Sleepy time
L,Elle. Sleep well.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. SSDD at March 03, 2016 04:29 AM (WVsWD)

786 Night Elle, keep hope alive

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 04:30 AM (Vy81P)

787 784, that's with the FULL 12"

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 04:30 AM (Vy81P)

788 Hold On for One More Day...

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2016 04:31 AM (OQ9R7)

789 late here, just a howdy to the horde still awake

Posted by: Vertov at March 03, 2016 04:32 AM (wQNgQ)

790 788 Hold On for One More Day...

Are we doing Wilson Phillips karaoke?

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 03, 2016 04:32 AM (HMt16)

791 Thought it was close to like a Journey lyric...

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 04:33 AM (Vy81P)

792 Well if I get to vote on this nomination with meaning it could only be a very good thing.

Posted by: Skip at March 03, 2016 04:34 AM (fizMZ)

793 How in the heck can you gain 30 pounds in prison?

They letting him go back for seconds, thirds, fourths?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. SSDD at March 03, 2016 04:35 AM (WVsWD)

794 no kidding - I've been on a Beach Boys kick for a couple of weeks - there's more there than meets the eye

Posted by: Vertov at March 03, 2016 04:35 AM (wQNgQ)

795 Lol, Slap, I don't mind that song, but I'm more Enter Sandman as a lullaby. Thanks though. That was sweet.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 04:35 AM (2GjZZ)

796 Sam Cooke + a duck = Steve Perry

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 03, 2016 04:35 AM (HMt16)

797 Take the blue pill. It's melatonin.

Posted by: Morpheus at March 03, 2016 04:38 AM (GOYpy)

798 793 How in the heck can you gain 30 pounds in prison?

They letting him go back for seconds, thirds, fourths?


Prison commissary. Prisoners can buy whatever they want as long as someone on the outside is putting money in the prisoner's account. The article said he downs whole 8-packs of honey buns at a time.

The filthy pedo has also been beaten up at least once and is shunned and mocked by the other inmates. Feel-good story.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 03, 2016 04:39 AM (HMt16)

799 Sam Cooke played with Donald Duck Dunn on a track with Steve Perry?

makes sense to me

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 04:39 AM (Vy81P)

800 Beach Boys? eye? Don't see it.
Was discussing with a co-worker while ago bands you hate maybe for no apparent reason. But no Beach Boys are not in that category for me.

Posted by: Skip at March 03, 2016 04:40 AM (fizMZ)

801 You see this a lot. This statement. By the pundits, by the experts, by gopE buttheads.

It's usually only applied against one man.

"But although most Republican votes are being cast against him,"

This statement applies to all of them.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. SSDD at March 03, 2016 04:40 AM (WVsWD)

802 Hey, my melatonin pills are off-white.

F'ing Val-U-Rite melatonin.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 03, 2016 04:41 AM (HMt16)

803 lol, name a few Skip.

My friend cant stand Cheap Trick. Im meh on em.

Mines prob Duran2 lol

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 04:41 AM (Vy81P)

804 Recent kick for me. Beach Boys were very groovy for a short time. Kennedy days. But then got very 'hip' for a couple of years. Sloop John B.

Posted by: Vertov at March 03, 2016 04:43 AM (wQNgQ)

805 Good point Tim

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 04:43 AM (Vy81P)

806 I like some of the Beach Boys' later-60s stuff. Can't stand the earlier surf songs. The lyrics are just awful. Guess you had to be there. (I do always get a laugh when they sing "they call it a woodie" heh heh)

"Sloop John B" is gold though. "God Only Knows", too.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 03, 2016 04:46 AM (HMt16)

807 It's new to me, but Brian Wilson fascinated Lennon and McCartney. Wouldn't It Be Nice, and Sloop John B. They had something.

Posted by: Vertov at March 03, 2016 04:46 AM (wQNgQ)

808 Vertov some of their stuff is great, and my mom LOVE em (tho she prob does not know about the pet shop days lol)

Did you just now discover them, or did it just now click after so many yrs of background music?

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 04:46 AM (Vy81P)

809 They also chased the Beatles too. Re: Pet Shop recording times above..

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 04:47 AM (Vy81P)

810 This statement,

"Voters have a responsibility too. They might well ask themselves: Do I plan to use my vote to vent my emotions or to try to help save this country?"

efff it. My blood is boiling.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. SSDD at March 03, 2016 04:48 AM (WVsWD)

811 Cheap Trick in their earlier power pop days were pretty damn great. "Southern Girls" still makes me smile with that killer melody and the sheer enthusiasm. But I always had a soft spot for power pop. 4 chords and skinny ties!

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 03, 2016 04:48 AM (HMt16)

812 who said that? im not going to dig past Duck duck lol

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 04:49 AM (Vy81P)

813 Wouldn't It Be Nice,

Another good 'un.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 03, 2016 04:50 AM (HMt16)

814 Sloop John B is fascinating. It's their Sgt Pepper album. Their absolute peak. And they include this obscure folk song? And they arrange it perfectly? What's that" It's like "she'll be coming around the mountain" on sgt pepper. What?

Posted by: Vertov at March 03, 2016 04:50 AM (wQNgQ)

815 I didn't serve 18 years in the Army to have a *&^&^%$^%#$%$&**** civilian to lecture me on my Civic Duty.

I beg your pardon Sir but I will vote or not vote for any damned reason I think fit.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. SSDD at March 03, 2016 04:50 AM (WVsWD)

816 If this isn't the Best Video Of All Time, you should find more time for Fun...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjPau5QYtYs

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2016 04:51 AM (OQ9R7)

817 WWW, I forgot about Southern Girls, I may have to dig that out for him..

I think they were an ok band, and there were hundreds like them, but I think he's got a problem when people think they are like top 10ish. or at least put them on your radio's rotation like they are.

I tend to agree on the last part

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 04:52 AM (Vy81P)

818 On a more happy note, West Virginia is not a Constitutional Carry State.

Keep em coming.....

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. SSDD at March 03, 2016 04:52 AM (WVsWD)

819 Rod Stewart.
Cheap Trick is a band I can take or leave.

Posted by: Skip at March 03, 2016 04:53 AM (fizMZ)

820 "not" should be "now"

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. SSDD at March 03, 2016 04:53 AM (WVsWD)

821 SW, Dude, I'm gonna have to cleanse those 3 chords before I could close it with some SRV now!!

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 04:54 AM (Vy81P)

822 I find any tune that gets in my head, or just thought about it haven't heard in a long time is on YouTube.

Posted by: Skip at March 03, 2016 04:54 AM (fizMZ)

823 Cheap Trick playing "Southern Girls" on Don Kirsch-nah's Rawk Cahn-saht 1978. (got to say it in ol' Don's voice)

http://tinyurl.com/hr6m3cm

I remember staying up way past midnight in those days on Saturdays, watching SNL and then Don Kirschner.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 03, 2016 04:55 AM (HMt16)

824 Skip, so Rod the Bod isnt for you?

Hes got a couple songs I like during the early years, but after "sexy"; Bleh lol

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 04:55 AM (Vy81P)

825 Night all.

Here is "Sultans of Swing" by Dire Straits:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo-J1wf2KHc

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 03, 2016 04:56 AM (vBeA5)

826 Jarvis - well, I've always been aware of the Beach Boys. And I'd always thought of them as the big US group before the Beatles. Passed by. But lately I've learned more, and they intrigue me. I don't get Pet Sounds. Sloop John B and Wound't It Be Nice are as good as it gets, but I don't get the rest of it. Good Vibrations is phenomenal.

It's kinda like ballet. I don't like it. But so many people do, that I wonder if I'm the one missing something.

Posted by: Vertov at March 03, 2016 04:56 AM (wQNgQ)

827 Well I'm hitting the road, have a squirrel pouch and a cup of coffee to go. Ah the joys of driving with hardly a vehicle in sight. You can't believe the gas and brake savings.

Posted by: Skip at March 03, 2016 04:57 AM (fizMZ)

828 You heard me...

*Makes 'S' shape with arms.*

Those people were crazy. You'd best enjoy the crazy when it all comes crashing down.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 03, 2016 04:57 AM (OQ9R7)

829 One of my faves Hat.



Anyone remember Midnight Special? Was that Wolfman Jack?

Olivia Newton John was very appealing when she appeared.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. SSDD at March 03, 2016 04:58 AM (WVsWD)

830 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjPau5QYtYs

Go there and arm yourselves against people like me.

...we're nutz!

Posted by: Guy Smiley (T) at March 03, 2016 04:59 AM (OQ9R7)

831 Later guys..

V, I'd say its like art, you know when you like it lol

I was just curious, as that recent conversation with my friend about his problem with CT came to mind lol.

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 05:00 AM (Vy81P)

832 Just going to drop this....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gx6S32thDNw

Posted by: cthulhu at March 03, 2016 05:00 AM (EzgxV)

833 822 I find any tune that gets in my head, or just thought about it haven't heard in a long time is on YouTube.

It is pretty addictive. Since I ditched cable last year, I find myself spending more and more time on YouTube. Just about anything is there now.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 03, 2016 05:00 AM (HMt16)

834 yeah, its a TON easier to cut the cord now..

even if you want to go legit! lol

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 05:02 AM (Vy81P)

835 Anyone remember Midnight Special? Was that Wolfman Jack?


Wolfman Jack hosted, then later Helen Reddy.

Problem with TMS was, in the Reddy days you had to sit through endless Starland Vocal Band and Hamilton Joe Frank and Reynolds pablum to get to that one Genesis (or whoever) clip that would be tacked on in the last 5 minutes.

And...Helen Reddy. Who in the fk thought that was a good idea.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 03, 2016 05:03 AM (HMt16)

836 Also https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYKLvYGqaC0

Posted by: cthulhu at March 03, 2016 05:05 AM (EzgxV)

837 Um wasnt that the guy that Paul Shaffer used to play in early SNL? brainfart

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 05:05 AM (Vy81P)

838 Ahhh

Wow. Memories.

OJN Minight Special. 1980.

Legs. Nice. Very.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. SSDD at March 03, 2016 05:08 AM (WVsWD)

839 837 Um wasnt that the guy that Paul Shaffer used to play in early SNL? brainfart

Yep, and it was brilliant. Just a perfect impersonation. He just NAILED Kirschner, right down to the thanking of 15 obscure people with Jewish names before finally introducing the act.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 03, 2016 05:08 AM (HMt16)

840 It's kinda like ballet. I don't like it. But so many people do, that I wonder if I'm the one missing something.

Posted by: Vertov at March 03, 2016 04:56 AM (wQNgQ)


If so many people liked ballet then ballet companies wouldn't have to depend on snobby donors and governments for their funding.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 03, 2016 05:08 AM (zc3Db)

841 This might help,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7WPwH8Rd6g

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. SSDD at March 03, 2016 05:08 AM (WVsWD)

842 my 12 yr old puberty may have started with that video lol.

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 05:11 AM (Vy81P)

843 TPOP lol

They hold enough fundraisers too..

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 05:12 AM (Vy81P)

844 Which one?

ONJ or

Paul Shafer?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. SSDD at March 03, 2016 05:17 AM (WVsWD)

845 lol Neutron BOOmb of course!

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 05:21 AM (Vy81P)

846 Heh. When "Don Kirschner" played by Paul Shaffer hosted the Rock Against Yeast benefit on SNL (featuring star of the show Candy Slice, played by Gilda Radner) Olivia Newton-John (Laraine Newman) was portrayed as a coke-snorting airhead.

I'll give Don Kirschner a lot of credit for 2 things:

1. He introduced me to the band Rush by devoting 20 minutes of a 1977 show to Rush's 3 promo vids for songs from A Farewell to Kings. As a 13-year old budding guitarist, my little mind was thoroughly blown. Double-neck guitars! Men in kimonos! Mini-Moogs! Tubular bells! Fantasy lyrics! HFS!!!!! The next morning I gave all my Kiss records to my little brothers and began my journey as a prog-rock fanatic.

And 2. Blue Oyster Cult used Kirshner in a song ("The Marshall Plan.") Automatic coolness factor.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 03, 2016 05:21 AM (HMt16)

847 BP meds taken. No longer boiling. Bring on Teh Vic with a Laker sized load of bad news.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. SSDD at March 03, 2016 05:23 AM (WVsWD)

848 WWW, ha! thats freekin great!

I found rush about 10 years later, but thru playing bass.

I figured if Micheal Anthony could get that many chicks for playing 3-4 notes over and over, then I could too!!

After I'd been fartin round with learning theory and fingering etc (the slow way) my friend put YYZ on headphones, and it was like I tripped acid!

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 05:25 AM (Vy81P)

849 I also bought a Black Beauty Ricky 4001 like Geddy has, but unfortunately lost it due to *idiot

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 05:28 AM (Vy81P)

850 Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 05:25 AM (Vy81P)

I feel ya. I even borrowed a neighbor's classical guitar to try and teach myself to play the intro to "A Farewell to Kings."

In the end, I was better suited to playing metal. Just didn't have the skillz for prog. My bass (and keyboard) playing younger brother used to piss me off, the way he could effortlessly play Geddy's parts perfectly.

My bro is preternaturally talented. He was one of those kids playing in bands with 17 yearolds when he was 13. He was so in demand he had his pick of bands to be in. Went on to a nice side career as a jazz-fusion bassist.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 03, 2016 05:30 AM (HMt16)

851 wow that is too cool.. I also had problems playing with other guitarists. at least with Rush songs. They couldn't get the 7/8ths time or made up chords that early Rush did lol

But we still had a good time, and I even got my guitarist to play Temples pretty well!

(I think we even stumbled thru overture a few times)

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 05:33 AM (Vy81P)

852 oh and unlike your brother, I was NOT a natural, I played by ear, and even tho I played piano for like 10 years, I only figured out how to play Subdivisions.

Is he still playing?

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 05:38 AM (Vy81P)

853 Ignore the Young Ones above me and put your eyes up to the Looking Glass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39Z80oHUZOw

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. SSDD at March 03, 2016 05:39 AM (WVsWD)

854 er, I mean I only CARED to learn Subdivisions.. I could have done more, but the newer stuff from that wasnt interesting to me. and the stuff before was done with foot pedals so, I didn't even worry about them lol

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 05:39 AM (Vy81P)

855 17 You morons must have been real bad to get that Lena Dunham pic. Ughhh

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at March 02, 2016 11:29 PM (dULJN)


What, your shit don't stink? Seems to me that you got that pic as well.

And speaking of unretouched, that now describes my dinner after heaving it back up.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 03, 2016 05:41 AM (gyKtp)

856 You mean Young Ones?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOAz4nPNvLI

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 05:41 AM (Vy81P)

857 Another lost love but not when the Edmund Fitzgerald went down.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqMG3VR5PP4

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. SSDD at March 03, 2016 05:45 AM (WVsWD)

858 Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 05:41 AM (Vy81P)

My understanding of that video started at 0% and the needle never moved.

Maybe we should talk about my lawn?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. SSDD at March 03, 2016 05:49 AM (WVsWD)

859 lol both good songs.

Knew a Brandy that HATED that song.. I could see why lol.

And GL was cool. but may put me to sleep if I hear it.

So, I got Adam Carolla yelling at me for now.

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 05:49 AM (Vy81P)

860 Nice take on the Romney (fuq you) take.

https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/rnr/5473707610.html

Posted by: Drider at March 03, 2016 05:50 AM (6Xbsz)

861 HA! well, that was a great show from the early 80s, and a great band was featured, who's leader and bassist Lemmy, just passed last month.

Now, Perimeter of sayd lawn is?

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 05:52 AM (Vy81P)

862 ... And singing the song of this blog!

(I forgot to say)

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 05:54 AM (Vy81P)

863 "Now, Perimeter of sayd lawn is?"

A place you should get awf of.



I have no clue but you come across as younger than me. That might be your knowledge of Pop Culture.
Mine pretty much went away in 1982 when I joined the Army.

Very little Pop Culture filtered its way onto AFN. Of what was available, time to view it was rather limited.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. SSDD at March 03, 2016 05:58 AM (WVsWD)

864 Lol rgr sir!

(did Jrotc for a semester till I changed schools)

ANd I'm just a bit younger, we watched this in like 83-5 because it took a season to get here from the BBC.

So, you missed it by THAT much.. Other than that, Rush and Motorhead should have been in your wheelhouse?

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 06:02 AM (Vy81P)

865 Shut up, Mitt Romney, shut up, shut up,
Shut up, lil Mitt Romney, shut up, please shut up.

This election is already a smoking pit of fail, don't make it worse.

Trump: will he be a dick for us, or to us? That is the question.

Posted by: Gem at March 03, 2016 06:03 AM (c+gwp)

866 It occurred to me that if you took a core sample of Christie, you could find out his true age by counting the donut rings.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 03, 2016 06:04 AM (gyKtp)

867 Motorhead, never heard of em. Rush, heard of em but could not tell the name of a single song. I am sure I have some but I can not name them.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. SSDD at March 03, 2016 06:05 AM (WVsWD)

868 It was asked if there is a German word for feeling ashamed for Lena Dunham who feels no shame,,,,of course there is

SCHITTONFREUD..........

Posted by: saf at March 03, 2016 06:08 AM (qKiBT)

869 Ah, dawn of the second day since the battle of super Tuesday. Can you even wait to engage in righteous struggle, to circle up with the squad and fire, to enter the pitch'd fray with the battle cry on your lips and peanut butter on your keyboard?

Does anyone remember when we used to be dick joke makers?

Those were simpler times.

Posted by: Phone of kari at March 03, 2016 06:10 AM (5dLH/)

870 gotcha Tim, and ironically, there would be no Rush, or may other bands if there was no Lemmy.

Motorhead kinda created Speed and Thrash metal, but before that he was in Hawkwind, who was doing spacey, Pink Floyd kinda stuff, that inspired Yes, Rush and many others.

and even tho I grew up a lil later than you, I do like the music before my time a lil more lol.

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 06:10 AM (Vy81P)

871 I thought the peanut butter was for my dick..

nevermind..

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 06:12 AM (Vy81P)

872 "Does anyone remember when we used to be dick joke makers?"

I guess I am out. I cant remember ever making a dick joke here. I come here for cooking advice.

Hmmmm.......

Can't think of a dick joke to go with cooking.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. SSDD at March 03, 2016 06:15 AM (WVsWD)

873 Rush lyricist/drummer Neil Peart renounced his Ayn Randian Objectivist views and declared his support for the Dems in 2015, so fuck him.

Still, I've got a copy of 2112 in vinyl.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 03, 2016 06:16 AM (gyKtp)

874 I'm pretty sure it has happened before.

But Ace asked us to be a lil more respectable for the Ad ppl.

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 06:17 AM (Vy81P)

875 Gnu, yeah, I saw that.. He also wants to quit Rush. Geddy may not let him lol.. But pretty much said they will go on without him too.

I did like that he finally acknowledged that the pre Signals stuff was fun to play lol.. he previously intimated that it was tedious or boring, tho, not quite saying it...

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 06:19 AM (Vy81P)

876 Just throwing this out......

He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat
He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment-seat
Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! Be jubilant, my feet!

...........

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. SSDD at March 03, 2016 06:21 AM (WVsWD)

877 Gnu, also, he should remember his own lyrics.

"And the trees shall all be equal, by hatchet, axe, and saw!"

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 06:21 AM (Vy81P)

878 874 >> But Ace asked us to be a lil more respectable for the Ad ppl.

Recently?

Fine. I like boob cream, especially if it is in a cherry flavor.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 03, 2016 06:28 AM (gyKtp)

879 I've got the live album after Power Windows down on Vinyl.

I actually like Zep a lil better, but this is more complete lol.

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 06:29 AM (Vy81P)

880 I expect to see an add for a book titled, 101 Totally Tasteless Dick Jokes.

Any minute now.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. SSDD at March 03, 2016 06:30 AM (WVsWD)

881 Gnu, Recently? No, a couple yrs ago iirc..

I'm mostly a lurker, but I remember a wild west time, then a not so wild west more recently lol.

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 06:31 AM (Vy81P)

882 Trump: will he be a dick for us, or to us? That is the question.

Posted by: Gem at March 03, 2016 06:03 AM (c+gwp)


His economic ideas and immigration policies seem sound. Those are the important things that we can't possibly fix this country without addressing. Those are also the things he's least likely to stray on, so I think on the whole, he'll do more good than harm. Social issues are a toss-up, who knows what he'll do about any of them, but honestly? We can fix those later, if there is a later. If we don't do something about the Obama economy and the border, there won't be anything left to save.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 03, 2016 06:31 AM (J+mig)

883 Lol, I had that book!

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 06:32 AM (Vy81P)

884 G'Morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 03, 2016 06:32 AM (ptqRm)

885 Tim, once attended a lecture about the origins and evolution of Battle Hymn of the Republic. Moving and fascinating. Included a discussion about the original lyric: As he died to make men holy, let us die to make men free.
Not the wimpy: let us live to make men free that some renditions use.

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at March 03, 2016 06:33 AM (PHxng)

886 The wife tutored an education major to help her pass the state certification test. I was shocked at the things she was having trouble doing. The math was Algebra I level and she was struggling. I think it explains why teachers constantly fall for the latest fad.

As a counterpoint, my physics teacher in HS got her teaching degree by the time she was 17 and was a great teacher. Of course she was older than the hills and retired a year after I graduated.

Posted by: WOPR at March 03, 2016 06:33 AM (LTDSy)

887 Posted by: Tim in Illinois. SSDD at March 03, 2016 06:21 AM (WVsWD)



Every time I hear the Battle Hymn of the Republic, it moves me. How can a nation that produced such a magnificent anthem have become the wreck we have now?

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 03, 2016 06:33 AM (J+mig)

888 Looks like the Maryland Appeals Court has shot down the use of Sting Ray cell phone technology without a warrant.


http://cbsloc.al/21EUa9C

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 03, 2016 06:34 AM (ptqRm)

889 Trump has gone on the offensive against Romney. I guess he has some inside knowledge that Mutt's speech today will be against him, so Donald has cut an ad slamming Romney first, according to CBS 2 in NY.

Heh.

And the Miami Herald has come out for Rubio, claiming that only he can unite the clans.

Go back to hawking swampland, Herald. Stick with your strengths.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 03, 2016 06:37 AM (gyKtp)

890 And apparently Maryland public transportation buses eavesdropping on conversations is beginning to unsettle people as well..


http://tinyurl.com/gujeg95

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 03, 2016 06:38 AM (ptqRm)

891 I deleted my Twitter account but still find it useful to follow links to twitter tweets anonymously. It's OK to take but not give I think.

Posted by: Rokshox at March 03, 2016 06:39 AM (Ap82b)

892 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 03, 2016 06:34 AM (ptqRm)

Good.

Technology is going to turn us into a police state without a shot being fired.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 03, 2016 06:39 AM (Zu3d9)

893 Dang - education majors are the dumbest! And we've all known a few really brilliant motivated teachers who are bringing the average up. The teachers' unions will tell you that this is proof that teachers need to be paid more to attract brighter people. I think this is a case of stupid people being too stupid to realize that they are stupid. In fact, they are so stupid they think they are smart enough to teach children. Or maybe they're just smart enough to realize that if they want to spend their days with their intellectual equals they will need to spend their days with children.

Posted by: biancaneve at March 03, 2016 06:46 AM (e98eb)

894 888 >> Looks like the Maryland Appeals Court has shot down the use of Sting Ray cell phone technology without a warrant.

Yeah I saw that VIA, and it is good news. The piece I read noted that prosecutors failed to inform the defendant that a Stingray was used to gather his info as well.

No warrant, no disclosure; heck, let's dispense with the trial while we're at it.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 03, 2016 06:46 AM (gyKtp)

895 And the Miami Herald has come out for Rubio, claiming that only he can unite the clans.

Go back to hawking swampland, Herald. Stick with your strengths.


Posted by: GnuBreed at March 03, 2016 06:37 AM (gyKtp)


Used to live in South Broward, so I know the Herald from way back. It's been a worthless rag for decades, the only redeeming quality it's ever had has been providing employment for Dave Barry.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 03, 2016 06:47 AM (J+mig)

896 Posted by: biancaneve at March 03, 2016 06:46 AM (e98eb)


Or as the old saying goes, those who can, do. Those who can't, teach.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 03, 2016 06:48 AM (J+mig)

897 My dogs can't get the concept of "work day" as distinguished from "weekend". Stupid dogs; I've explained it to them several times.

Posted by: MTF at March 03, 2016 06:48 AM (TxJGV)

898 "Every time I hear the Battle Hymn of the Republic, it moves me. How can a nation that produced such a magnificent anthem have become the wreck we have now?"


Well if you have a couple of months I could probably put together a good essay on that subject.

I'll just do the short version for now.

The opposition gave up. Even worse, the politicians for the opposition not only gave up, they joined the other side.

We as a people let this happen.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. SSDD at March 03, 2016 06:51 AM (WVsWD)

899 I guess DOJ is serious about Hillary and the email server. Granting immunity to him compels him to testify under oath. They most certainly do not grant immunity to anyone is they didn't suspect crimes were committed.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 03, 2016 06:51 AM (iONHu)

900 Trump has released the details of his healthcare plan on his website, according to NBC News (which I ain't linking).

I'll mosey over to his site later and take a gander, but the article notes that the individual mandate is toast so it can't be all bad.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 03, 2016 06:52 AM (gyKtp)

901 Used to live in South Broward, so I know the Herald from way back. It's been a worthless rag for decades, the only redeeming quality it's ever had has been providing employment for Dave Barry
--------------------------------------------

Employing Dave Barry (and that chick who works with him, whose name I can't recall) goes a long way toward making El Herald OK. I still harbor a feeling that the squirrels in my yard are out to get me, thanks to Barry.

Posted by: MTF at March 03, 2016 06:53 AM (TxJGV)

902 One on those Ad Council ads that drives me nuts is the one that says "I'm a teacher. I make more." Stuff it Ad Council.

Posted by: freaked at March 03, 2016 06:54 AM (BO/km)

903 We were talking a little about Donaldo's health care plan last evening. It looks pretty good, from 30,000 feet.

http://for.tn/1porr7D

Posted by: MTF at March 03, 2016 06:55 AM (TxJGV)

904 Anti trump ads started in Florida. Establishment hacks can't even do that right.

Posted by: Skeezix at March 03, 2016 06:56 AM (WnCSK)

905

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at March 03, 2016 06:57 AM (HSmrB)

906 Ed majors are really fucking stupid. But not that stupid. They know their only hope is a teaching position in a public district where they can't be fired.

Posted by: Asscheeks of Saturn at March 03, 2016 06:57 AM (msVAP)

907 Looks like a late thread day today.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 07:00 AM (t2KH5)

908 One time when I was in the local Board of Ed building doing some work I saw a poster they had printed out that said "**** County Elamentary Zones". Once again I so very happy that Mrs f'd was so smart and able to homeschool our boys. The schools and teachers around here are pathetic.

Posted by: freaked at March 03, 2016 07:00 AM (BO/km)

909 899 >> I guess DOJ is serious about Hillary and the email server. Granting
immunity to him compels him to testify under oath. They most certainly
do not grant immunity to anyone is they didn't suspect crimes were
committed.

Well, Brian did take the Fifth when testifying before one of those Congressional committees, so now that figleaf is gone. I don't really see how what he did was criminal since he just did the IT part, unless he has some guilty knowledge that he knew what was being done was criminally wrong to be doing.

We shall see.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 03, 2016 07:01 AM (gyKtp)

910 So, while driving into work this morning, I hear that Grandpa Simpson has, like a good little redistributioning socialist, stolen his campaign's new theme from a five-year old girl: Love Trumps Hate.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 03, 2016 07:01 AM (X6fMO)

911 Woah! I'm behind on Adam Carolla by a lil more than a week, but Adam just said that Cruz's spokesman asked for his endorsement!

He seems to be open to it..

Posted by: JarvisW at March 03, 2016 07:02 AM (Vy81P)

912 Well, I will go ahead and post links here.


Good Morning Morons. Today is Thursday, March 03, 2016. On this day in 1873 Congress passed the Comstock Law which made it illegal to send obscene material through the US mail. That began the long and tortuous path to define what obscene meant. The federal obscenity laws were finally repealed in the 70s. The State laws still remain however although most States do not enforce them.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 07:04 AM (t2KH5)

913 The State Department staffer who handled Scankles' private server for e-mails has been given immunity so he will testify against her.


http://tinyurl.com/zqna9f8

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 07:04 AM (t2KH5)

914 Kim Jon Loon is stirring again.


http://tinyurl.com/gv37nuv

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 07:05 AM (t2KH5)

915 Jewish professor at Oberlin college defends the racist remarks of that black professor I posted yesterday(?).


http://tinyurl.com/jnfubnk

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 07:05 AM (t2KH5)

916 Trump has revealed his 7 point plant to reform Obamacare. My plan would only have one point, repeal. Why is that so difficult? They all look like good ideas although some of them we already have.


http://tinyurl.com/jt7uxg8

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 07:05 AM (t2KH5)

917 SCOTUS is divided 4-4 over the TX law that regulated abortion providers. The intent of the law is to prevent abortionists like Gosnell from operating unsafe and unsanitary abortion mills. Of course the liberals want unregulated abortion mills that operate out of filthy rooms. How someone can oppose common sense health measures like this I don't know.


http://tinyurl.com/jr67w3f

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 07:06 AM (t2KH5)

918 Witch-hunt or enforcing the law? A white police officer has been charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black man in AL.


http://tinyurl.com/z6j2l47

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 07:06 AM (t2KH5)

919 "Love Gun" control s different than Love "gun control."

Yes, and I have both. Trust me, in my job, I need both.

Posted by: Reggie at March 03, 2016 07:06 AM (sOhww)

920 Martin Sheen's ex-girlfriend says he paid her $10,000 for sex. That's a mighty expensive hooker if you ask me. But she still got "stiffed" IYKWIM since he had HIV. She is suing him over that and she probably will win.


http://tinyurl.com/gmbdy77

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 07:06 AM (t2KH5)

921 The US border patrol is getting budget cuts so they are laying off border agents. Why is it that anytime one of these "policing" agencies gets a cut they lay off the boots on the ground and not the overpaid bureaucrats?


http://tinyurl.com/jpfym7k

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 07:06 AM (t2KH5)

922 Illegal migrants are rushing the border in waves to beat out the election of Trump.


http://tinyurl.com/z6wt4xk

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 07:07 AM (t2KH5)

923 Hidden in the Scankles super Tuesday wins is a real problem for her come the general election; turnout problems. Democrat turnout was way down. Like me, they too have no candidate.


http://tinyurl.com/jypx5de

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 07:07 AM (t2KH5)

924 And she can not count on Commie Bernie's disaffected supporters either.


http://tinyurl.com/juu5zta

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 07:07 AM (t2KH5)

925 Tulsi Gabbard says she was warned against supporting Commie Bernie over Scankles.


http://tinyurl.com/jdp8z2o

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 07:08 AM (t2KH5)

926 An Egyptian illegal has been arrested and will be deported for making death threats against Donald Trump. I guess that is what it takes to be deported now, make a death threat against a politician.


http://tinyurl.com/j3b8ah9

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 07:08 AM (t2KH5)

927 Big Chief Warren can't decide between commie Bernie or commie Scankles.


http://tinyurl.com/zoohk9t

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 07:08 AM (t2KH5)

928 Chuck Todd says he knows of at least one GOP Senator who will endorse Hillary. If one does he should be expelled from the Party.


http://tinyurl.com/jqj6uqf

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 07:08 AM (t2KH5)

929 an molested his daughter who has cancer but will not go to jail at the request of his ex-wife who said she needed him out to pay child support.


http://tinyurl.com/h2hd8um

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 07:09 AM (t2KH5)

930 Kasich still trying in vain to get traction:


Senator Rubio has been more hyped than Crystal Pepsi, but he has flopped even worse. Even a well conceived, high-financed marketing campaign won't work if people don't want to buy the product, the governor's campaign team said late Tuesday evening.


http://tinyurl.com/jqfkd3d

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 07:09 AM (t2KH5)

931
Rubio's campaign manager is plotting to hold a brokered convention to override the primary voters' choices. If they do it will be the end of the Republican Party as a viable political organization.


http://tinyurl.com/zk2aaxh

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 07:09 AM (t2KH5)

932 BB says it is time for Rubio to go after such a miserable failure on Super Tuesday.


http://tinyurl.com/h9uwmwv

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 07:09 AM (t2KH5)

933 Somebody finally calls it; the current posted unemployment rate is a lie.


http://tinyurl.com/zvnv56r

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 07:10 AM (t2KH5)

934 Rubio's miserable showing on Super Tuesday reveals who his real supporters are. But I expect all those rich donors will be dropping him soon.


http://tinyurl.com/j9rqur3

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 07:10 AM (t2KH5)

935 Pat Caddell: The Republican establishment still does not understand the support for Trump and why.


http://tinyurl.com/hox38ur

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 07:10 AM (t2KH5)

936 I don't really see how what he did was criminal since he just did the IT part, unless he has some guilty knowledge that he knew what was being done was criminally wrong to be doing

Speculating . . . He worked on her private server, initially at her house, while employed by the State Dept. So he's guilty of misappropriating time from his government job at the least, and then the whole server setup itself was contrary to State IT rules, and he apparently never created the required paper trails, so the State IT people never "knew" what he had done.

They probably have him on conspiracy if nothing else, I'd guess, as well as administrative violations by the score (each time he worked for her was a separate violation I suppose).

I can imagine why immunity would be something he would value.

Posted by: MTF at March 03, 2016 07:10 AM (TxJGV)

937 Supremes questioning in the TX abortion regulation case. These pundit guesses at court direction based on questioning do not pan out in the long run.


http://tinyurl.com/gu8rlv8

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 07:10 AM (t2KH5)

938 House probe into a university global warming advocate reveals double dipping that could constitute fraud. This is what the global warming scam has always been about; money.


http://tinyurl.com/j76ulxq

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 07:11 AM (t2KH5)

939 Universities use tax policy as an excuse for suppressing free speech on campus.


http://tinyurl.com/jjvnnga

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 07:11 AM (t2KH5)

940 Thomas Sowell speaks out against Trump and the Republican Party's stupid push for RINO Rubio despite the fact that no voters want him.


http://tinyurl.com/zr339xh

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 07:11 AM (t2KH5)

941 The Daily Deals


http://tinyurl.com/gme36uz


That's it for today folks.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 07:11 AM (t2KH5)

942 Holy wow, Maet, I saw the same thing as a tutor. I helped out with math, and some people just plain refused to get past certain mental blocks.

One (prospective teacher, IIRC) refused to grasp that multiplying a negative number by another negative number yields a positive number. Her reasoning: The equation was just SO negative that the product CAN'T be positive.

So I drew a standard number line - positive numbers to the right and negative numbers to the left. Then I scribbled a map of New York over it. I took the cap off my pen, said it was a car, put it on zero and said "We're here" and I pointed it east. (OK.)

Now, if you drive 50 mph for an hour, you end up in Albany. (OK.)

If you turn the car around, you're driving negative 50 mph, as per the number line, right? You wind up in Utica, and Utica = -50, right? (Right.) Or, you keep you car facing positive but multiply your speed by negative 1 by putting it reverse, and you drive backwards to Utica. (Uh-huh, yep. I get it so far.)

But what if you turn the car to the west ("negative") and shift into reverse ("times negative") and drive for an hour? Where do you end up?

My pretend car wound up in Syracuse.

Posted by: FireHorse at March 03, 2016 07:13 AM (acon4)

943 Klavan - PJMedia - Doesn't like Trump.

I like to read Klavan. He writes good.

I like to watch Trump give experts the business. He's like Rodney Dangerfield in that movie "Back To School".

Thornton Melon: First of all you're going to have to grease the local politicians for the sudden zoning problems that always come up. Then there's the kickbacks to the carpenters, and if you plan on using any cement in this building I'm sure the teamsters would like to have a little chat with ya, and that'll cost ya. Oh and don't forget a little something for the building inspectors. Then there's long term costs such as waste disposal. I don't know if you're familiar with who runs that business but I assure you it's not the boyscouts.

Posted by: Willard Willabee at March 03, 2016 07:13 AM (foqE3)

944 Brian Pagliano should double check to make sure his life insurance policy is in effect.

I also recommend avoiding Ft. Marcy Park.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 03, 2016 07:13 AM (gyKtp)

945 The problem with North Korea? Take a good look at it. Neither South Korea or China wants it. Had either Country had the ability to absorb 25 million extremely poor people in one shot, it would already have been done.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. SSDD at March 03, 2016 07:14 AM (WVsWD)

946 "If they do it will be the end of the Republican Party as a viable political organization."


I see no obvious problem with this.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. SSDD at March 03, 2016 07:15 AM (WVsWD)

947 >>>>Well, Brian did take the Fifth when testifying before one of those
Congressional committees, so now that figleaf is gone. I don't really
see how what he did was criminal since he just did the IT part, unless
he has some guilty knowledge that he knew what was being done was
criminally wrong to be doing.

We shall see.
.
.
.
.For starters he knew he was breaking the law by setting up and maintaining a home server for Clinton. He was one of the IT guys at State so he knew what the rules were, but he went ahead and did it anyway thinking it was for Hillary so nothing would ever come of it.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 03, 2016 07:16 AM (iONHu)

948 Martin Sheen? or Charlie?

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at March 03, 2016 07:17 AM (1ijHg)

949 948
Martin Sheen? or Charlie?


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at March 03, 2016 07:17 AM (1ijHg)

Charlie

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 07:19 AM (t2KH5)

950 Point of order: Maet loves to include Lena Dunham pictures in the ONT and I believe he should offset every Dunham picture with an Emily Ratjakowski or Kate Upton or someone similar.

Posted by: MTF at March 03, 2016 07:20 AM (TxJGV)

951 Awww isn't that special?

Kids that want to impose communism on everyone are upset their fascist/socialist/authoritarian overlords won't let them use the Campus to do so.



Posted by: Tim in Illinois. SSDD at March 03, 2016 07:20 AM (WVsWD)

952 @943. Dangerfield was great in that movie.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at March 03, 2016 07:20 AM (jN+3o)

953 >>Speculating . . . He worked on her private server, initially at her house, while employed by the State Dept.


Nope. He worked (or volunteered?) for her campaign. Set up the server the day before her SoS confirmation hearing. She was confirmed and she hired him to work at State. HOWEVER, she paid him with her own money to maintain her server, and he did not disclose this outside income to State as required.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 03, 2016 07:20 AM (NOIQH)

954 I just heard some of what mittens has to say about Trump. It's going to as stupid as it is ugly.

Posted by: Ed Anger at March 03, 2016 07:23 AM (RcpcZ)

955 The intent of the law is to prevent abortionists like Gosnell from operating unsafe and unsanitary abortion mills.

I remember back in the day when the feminists were making their arguments for legal abortion, one argument was that women desperate to terminate a pregnancy were going to back alley, unsafe, unsanitary , ill qualified abortion quacks, and abortion had to be made legal so real doctors could do the procedure in safe, and sanitary offices.

But that was then, and this is now, and everything is different somehow.

Posted by: Willard Willabee at March 03, 2016 07:24 AM (foqE3)

956 Thanks Vic for the update link on college speech codes (@939).

Posted by: MTF at March 03, 2016 07:25 AM (TxJGV)

957 Excellent links, Vic!

Especially like how you listed the 'Hillary may not inspire general election turnout' story right before the 'immigrants surge the border to stop Trump' one.
It's like a slow-motion train wreck - you can see exactly how they're going to steal the election but we're powerless to stop it. Meanwhile, those who could do something are all shirty about something Trump said last week harming the precious GOPe party
#WASTF

Posted by: Lizzy at March 03, 2016 07:25 AM (NOIQH)

958 954
I just heard some of what mittens has to say about Trump. It's going to as stupid as it is ugly.

Posted by: Ed Anger at March 03, 2016 07:23 AM (RcpcZ)

Why does anyone give a shit about what loser Mittens has to say.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 07:27 AM (t2KH5)

959 Lena Dunham apparently doesn't realize how much she's let herself go. And then plays out the drama in public.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 03, 2016 07:27 AM (oVJmc)

960
I just heard some of what mittens has to say about Trump. It's going to as stupid as it is ugly.


And will probably make Trump rise another 5 points.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at March 03, 2016 07:29 AM (oVJmc)

961
Lena Dunham apparently doesn't realize how much she's let herself go. And then plays out the drama in public.


Objection. Assumes there was something there to be let go in the first place.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 03, 2016 07:30 AM (X6fMO)

962 >>Lena Dunham apparently doesn't realize how much she's let herself go. And then plays out the drama in public.


It was intentional drama meant to burnish her feminist bona fides, get her name in the news (read her show's new season, which just started, has lower rating). Publicly denounce mag for photoshoping to strike back at the evil media/fashion industries' fat-shaming way!!

Then it totally blew up in her face. Because she is an ass.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 03, 2016 07:31 AM (NOIQH)

963 Lizzy, you may know more but from what I read, he server was initially setup before she started but rebuilt and moved twice after both she and he started work at State, and while she paid with her own money initially that changed after he was employed and she used State time after his start date.

In any event, it's very existence was contrary to written State policy and every time he worked on it was a violation. He obviously believed he needed immunity and, after a proffer, the prosecutor thinks giving it to him is going to be valuable.

Posted by: MTF at March 03, 2016 07:31 AM (TxJGV)

964 >>he server was initially setup before she started but rebuilt and moved
twice after both she and he started work at State, and while she paid
with her own money initially that changed after he was employed and she
used State time after his start date.

Oh, I hadn't read that! Interesting...Where did he move the server to after it was set up in Chappaqua?


Posted by: Lizzy at March 03, 2016 07:36 AM (NOIQH)

965 The way the RNC is restricting tickets to the Detroit debate ought to be controversial. Only 10% of the tickets go to the public, 90% to party people, donors and lobbyists. Trump has rightfully bitched about this several times before.

Posted by: MTF at March 03, 2016 07:37 AM (TxJGV)

966 965
The way the RNC is restricting tickets to the Detroit debate ought to be
controversial. Only 10% of the tickets go to the public, 90% to party
people, donors and lobbyists. Trump has rightfully bitched about this
several times before.

Posted by: MTF at March 03, 2016 07:37 AM (TxJGV)

If you follow the link above you will see that those people are the real constituency of the RNCe. They do not give a shit for the base. They figure the base will continue blindly voting for them regardless of what they do.


In the past the base has but that is no longer true. That is why they hate Trump so much.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 07:39 AM (t2KH5)

967 Morning all

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 03, 2016 07:40 AM (mw8Dm)

968 It was moved to a Clinton office in Manhattan and then to it's final resting spot at an office park in New Jersey

Posted by: MTF at March 03, 2016 07:41 AM (TxJGV)

969 Somebody finally calls it; the current posted unemployment rate is a lie.


http://tinyurl.com/zvnv56r

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 07:10 AM (t2KH5)



The only thing that says the economy is doing well are all of the cooked numbers.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 03, 2016 07:41 AM (45oDG)

970 Morning horde.

That Houston gun store smash and grab is a bit unsettling. They seemed very casual about it.

*if it wasn't posted by Vic or others I'll post it when i get to the office

**cause that's what they pay me for

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 07:43 AM (kQL4z)

971 It's a gray-area compromise. You can't just get off your sofa once every four years and vote for someone promising to violate the beliefs of half the population. If you don't like abortion, then get off your ass and change the culture. You can't just pass a law to do it. It's not government's role to legislate morality.

Posted by: Rokshox at March 03, 2016 07:47 AM (Ap82b)

972 How someone can oppose common sense health measures like this I don't know.

--

People who do not care about life have no problem with unsanitary conditions during procedures which extinguish that life.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at March 03, 2016 07:47 AM (pVkEV)

973 Seriously Maet!? Lena Dunham? You kicked off with some fugly, mentally disturbed penis holster; some SJW with a bad TV show?

I hate you too.... Now get me another cup of coffee since I spit mine on the monitor.

*whew!* OK I feel better now.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 03, 2016 07:49 AM (MVoQU)

974 >.It was moved to a Clinton office in Manhattan and then to it's final resting spot at an office park in New Jersey

I would *think* this shows that Clinton and her closest aides were intermingling State and Clinton foundation business, as the emails themselves likely show as well. That's the part that I haven't seen much info on: who were these classified emails being sent *to* after Mills or whoever copied the data from the secured network to Hillary's email.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 03, 2016 07:50 AM (NOIQH)

975 970 That Houston gun store smash and grab is a bit unsettling. They seemed very casual about it.



*if it wasn't posted by Vic or others I'll post it when i get to the office



**cause that's what they pay me for

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 07:43 AM (kQL4z)

I didn't see that on any of the sites I hit for morning links. I'll look for it.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 07:50 AM (t2KH5)

976 "If you don't like abortion, then get off your ass and change the culture. You can't just pass a law to do it. It's not government's role to legislate morality."

You are so right.

Since 2011 Nation wide some 140 plus murder clinics have closed up. Nothing new is replacing them. In some places "doctors" have to be flown in to preform the murder.

You just don't hear about these things because us evil SoCons aren't very load about stuff.

Article at the Dailey Caller. IIRC

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. SSDD at March 03, 2016 07:50 AM (WVsWD)

977 Ed majors are really fucking stupid. But not that stupid. They know their only hope is a teaching position in a public district where they can't be fired.

--

Reminds me of that Woody Allen line in, I think, Annie Hall. "Those who can't...teach. Those who can't teach...teach gym."

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at March 03, 2016 07:51 AM (pVkEV)

978 People who do not care about life have no problem with unsanitary conditions during procedures which extinguish that life. Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at March 03, 2016 07:47 AM

Okay, I can see that on a theoretical level. But if I had to undergo ANY surgical procedure -- as I did a few months ago -- I'd want it to happen in a clean, professional place, done by doctors who, you know, doctor.

Would I want the "right" to go to a dirty storefront? Hellz no.

Just can't see wimminz who want abortions claiming the "right" to endanger themselves in the process.

Posted by: MrScribbler at March 03, 2016 07:51 AM (D+xyy)

979 Morning.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at March 03, 2016 07:52 AM (YCG8H)

980 "Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson emigrated to the US in 1765 on her own accord without any involvement of British troops."

So, she emigrated to the United States . . . in 1765.

Really?

Posted by: djf at March 03, 2016 07:52 AM (/p8g0)

981 Hillary's IT guy was providing admin support for her email server while she was sending and receiving classified documents. At a minimum, he was required to report every breach of security that he became aware of. If he did report these incidents and nothing happened, then there is somebody else's head in the lion's mouth.


If he did not report these incidents, each email is on his head. The last count I heard is about 2000 classified emails. At one year apiece, that is a very long time before he gets out of prison. Let's see, 2000 years ago Jesus Christ walked on the earth performing miracles. One of those miracles was to raise Lazarus from the dead. I don't believe that anything more was written about what happened to Lazarus afterwards. Perhaps he lived a normal lifespan and died. Perhaps once Jesus brings somebody back to life, they stay alive. If Lazarus is still alive and he had been sentenced to 2000 years in prison a short time later, he would be getting out in ten years or so.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 03, 2016 07:54 AM (QHgTq)

982 A History Pendant?

No way

:/

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. SSDD at March 03, 2016 07:54 AM (WVsWD)

983
If you don't like abortion, then get off your ass and change the culture. You can't just pass a law to do it. It's not government's role to legislate morality.
Posted by: Rokshox



Of course you can. We did, for 200 years. Until the Supes pre-umbra'd another "right" into existence.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 03, 2016 07:55 AM (kdS6q)

984 Just can't see wimminz who want abortions claiming the "right" to endanger themselves in the process.

--

That's assuming they know. Most, I'd venture to say, do not. Lot's of desperate women, poor women, go into these places. From a superficial standpoint, everything may look fine to an untrained eye. When in reality, it's likely far from the truth in many instances.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at March 03, 2016 07:55 AM (pVkEV)

985 Houston smash and grab story. A description of the suspects is not given so that means it was either blacks or hispanics. I am going with blacks.


http://tinyurl.com/h343orv

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 07:55 AM (t2KH5)

986 Who wants to bet that the Muslem Brotherhood ended up with some of the e-mails.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at March 03, 2016 07:57 AM (YCG8H)

987 Morning all.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2016 07:58 AM (SvnHQ)

988
The problem with North Korea? Take a good look at
it. Neither South Korea or China wants it. Had either Country had the
ability to absorb 25 million extremely poor people in one shot, it would
already have been done.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. SSDD at March 03, 2016 07:14 AM (WVsWD)


Keep in mind that China is suffering a severe shortage of women of marrying age. (Thanks to their one child policy) They're going to be in the market for brides...tens of millions of brides....before very long, and the Norks are right there. Conveniently placed, already acclimated to a life of subservience to the state, and they're the same basic race.

They only need to foment a crisis in NK, eliminate Kim Jong Dil Do, and in a magnanimous gesture of humanitarian good will, relocate 15 million or so refugee youngish women back to China.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at March 03, 2016 07:58 AM (0IhFx)

989 "972
How someone can oppose common sense health measures like this I don't know.

--

People who do not care about life have no problem with unsanitary conditions during procedures which extinguish that life.


Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at March 03, 2016 07:47 AM (pVkEV)"

Since they don't care about abortions being performed by competent medical professionals in sanitary surgical conditions, there should not be any problem with going back to the days of wire coat hangers and back alley abortions.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 03, 2016 08:00 AM (QHgTq)

990 I have to admit that all of my classes at college (those worth taking, i.e.: STEM) were taught by people who were successful in their fields. My chemistry prof was an industrial chemist at a regional company and my math profs were either enginerds about to retire or just had a particular passion for teaching. All of my engineering profs were teaching as a second career.

Non-STEM... 30 YO kids with Masters; teachin 'Murican and world history, English and other BS prereqs. Not one of them had ever been outside the US.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 03, 2016 08:00 AM (MVoQU)

991 >>Who wants to bet that the Muslem Brotherhood ended up with some of the e-mails.

via Huma Abedin. Certainly a safe assumption.

I think last Friday's final email dump had communications between the Clinton team and some MB leader in Egypt right before the Benghazi attack. If you recall, Obama and Hillary's ambassador in Egypt was siding w/MB after Morsi was ousted.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 03, 2016 08:00 AM (NOIQH)

992 Houston smash and grab. Just more evidence that we can't have gun stores like that. Thieves just break in and steal the guns. If that gun store wasn't there, those gangs would have to smuggle guns across the US borders and we all know how difficult that is.

Posted by: Willard Willabee at March 03, 2016 08:01 AM (foqE3)

993 987 Morning all.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2016 07:58 AM (SvnHQ)
------------------------------------

Thanks for your Peaky Blinders suggestion! Watched two episodes last night- great show.

Posted by: MTF at March 03, 2016 08:02 AM (TxJGV)

994 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 03, 2016 08:03 AM (ZQfW9)

995 When in reality, it's likely far from the truth in many instances.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at March 03, 2016 07:55 AM


The ones who are agitating to have the TX law overturned sure as hell know. We're not talking rocket surgery here; ignoring the end result, any surgical procedure requires an excess of caution, and anyone who argues for lowering the standards is a fool.

Posted by: MrScribbler at March 03, 2016 08:03 AM (D+xyy)

996 Mitt Romney is a sack of shit. Sit down and shut up.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 03, 2016 08:03 AM (EZebt)

997 'mornin', Alton.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 03, 2016 08:04 AM (bzd8I)

998 NO EMT, NO PEACE!

Posted by: votermom at March 03, 2016 08:04 AM (cbfNE)

999 Nope. I'm not too pissed. I'm a realist and willing
to settle and to gamble one last time on Donald J Trump. After that
I'm done playing this stupid rigged game. You're an idealist and a
purist. Go ahead and keep being one. You'll always lose. I'm sorry if
that sounds harsh. I don't mean it to. I want Cruz and know that is
unlikely to happen.



As undesirable as Trump seems to you, compare Mitt Romneys flip
flops on positions from abortion to mandated healthcare to amnesty.
Trump isn't that much different. I voted for Romney and McCain. I can
vote for Trump.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 03, 2016 03:01 AM (2GjZZ)

Gotta disagree on several levels, L, Elle....

First, Cruz can very well win but it will take people actually voting their stated ideals rather than just their anger. You are buying into the "he's unelectable" campaign propaganda mainly pushed by Trump with the help of the media.

Second, Trump is no gamble at all. People DO NOT CHANGE at 70 years old. To the extent Trump is anything but a narcissist, he has been a progressive liberal all his life. His love of government intervention and even illegal labor is not going to change no matter what he is saying now.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 08:05 AM (NPofj)

1000

Bill Whittle's new video is brutal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weqQR-NnnIs

smokin' hot

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 08:07 AM (qCMvj)

1001 1001?

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 08:08 AM (NPofj)

1002 I have a great, yuge concept to present, but I don't want to get willowed, so I won't!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 03, 2016 08:09 AM (wYnyS)

1003 Well we made 1,000 but only because no morning thread.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 08:09 AM (t2KH5)

1004 By that much!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 03, 2016 08:09 AM (wYnyS)

1005 A very good run down of the current and upcoming delegate count.

UPCOMING ELECTIONS AND DELEGATES: HERE'S WHAT IS AT STAKE FROM NOW UNTIL MARCH 15TH

http://bit.ly/1RsdAUj

perfect post by therightscoop

precise and to the point

thanks, scoop

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 08:09 AM (qCMvj)

1006 w00t!!!

I got a palindrome number

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 08:09 AM (NPofj)

1007 985 Houston smash and grab story. A description of the suspects is not given so that means it was either blacks or hispanics. I am going with blacks.


http://tinyurl.com/h343orv
Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 07:55 AM (t2KH5)

Thanks Vic.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 08:09 AM (mEZce)

1008 Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 03, 2016 08:04 AM (bzd8I)

Harry Paratestes was looking for you.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at March 03, 2016 08:09 AM (YCG8H)

1009 First, Cruz can very well win but it will take
people actually voting their stated ideals rather than just their anger.
You are buying into the "he's unelectable" campaign propaganda mainly
pushed by Trump with the help of the media. Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 08:05 AM


If it comes to a choice between voting for Rafael and Felon Shrillery, I will have to ignore my stated ideals. If you look objectively at his record, Rafael is not much more than a standard-issue greasy political hack with really good image manipulation.

I know the love for him is overwhelming and virulent, but to me it is also incomprehensible. I will vote for him if absolutely necessary, but it will feel like voting for Teh Mutt all over again.

Posted by: MrScribbler at March 03, 2016 08:10 AM (D+xyy)

1010
The AoS Morning Thread: Read it When You Get to Work. Should be Up by Then. Lunchtime at the Latest

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 03, 2016 08:11 AM (kdS6q)

1011

Is this normal?

Marco Rubio cancels Lexington campaign event

Does this happen a lot? I'm thinking not, unless there was no interest by the voters.

46 delegates up for grabs in Kentucky.

http://www.wdrb.com/story/31371647/marco-rubio-cancels-lexington-campaign-event

I suppose he thinks he can make more headway elsewhere.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 08:11 AM (qCMvj)

1012 And wow. Arrests already made. Good job white hats.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 08:11 AM (mEZce)

1013 Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 03, 2016 08:04 AM (bzd8I)



Harry Paratestes was looking for you.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at March 03, 2016 08:09 AM


Me? I dindoo nuffin.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 03, 2016 08:12 AM (bzd8I)

1014 First, Cruz can very well win but it will take

people actually voting their stated ideals rather than just their anger.

You are buying into the "he's unelectable" campaign propaganda mainly

pushed by Trump with the help of the media. Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 08:05 AM

If it comes to a choice between voting for Rafael and Felon Shrillery, I will have to ignore
my stated ideals. If you look objectively at his record, Rafael is not
much more than a standard-issue greasy political hack with really good
image manipulation.

I know the love for him is overwhelming and
virulent, but to me it is also incomprehensible. I will vote for him if
absolutely necessary, but it will feel like voting for Teh Mutt all over
again.


Posted by: MrScribbler at March 03, 2016 08:10 AM (D+xyy)

Birther and stupid is no way to go through life, son.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 08:12 AM (NPofj)

1015 No link, but I just read over at Reason that the teacher in Union, SC who had the nudie pic of herself stolen by the student may be facing charges for "contributing to the delinquency of a minor." As for charges against the 16-year old thief who told her her day of reckoning was coming...nothing so far. Wow.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at March 03, 2016 08:13 AM (pVkEV)

1016 10 men. 50 weapons taken.


Pikers.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 08:13 AM (mEZce)

1017

Great ONT thread, the Christie thing is hilarious.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 08:14 AM (qCMvj)

1018 No link, but I just read over at Reason that the teacher in Union, SC who had the nudie pic of herself stolen by the student may be facing charges for "contributing to the delinquency of a minor." As for charges against the 16-year old thief who told her her day of reckoning was coming...nothing so far. Wow.
Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at March 03, 2016 08:13 AM (pVkEV)


I may be wrong but I think I heard that she routinely let the kids use her phone, so it may not be as simple as the kid stole the pics off her phone

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 03, 2016 08:14 AM (mw8Dm)

1019 Is this normal?



Marco Rubio cancels Lexington campaign event



Does this happen a lot? I'm thinking not, unless there was no interest by the voters.



46 delegates up for grabs in Kentucky.



http://www.wdrb.com/story/31371647/marco-rubio-cancels-lexington-campaign-event



I suppose he thinks he can make more headway elsewhere.





Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 08:11 AM (qCMvj)


I think money is an issue so he is probably strategizing to spend where he will lose least badly.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 08:14 AM (NPofj)

1020 Birther and stupid is no way to go through life, son. Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 08:12 AM

Seems to have worked for you.

Posted by: MrScribbler at March 03, 2016 08:14 AM (D+xyy)

1021 The AoS Morning Thread: Read it When You Get to Work. Should be Up by Then. Lunchtime at the Latest
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 03, 2016 08:11 AM (kdS6q)



#ThrowbackThursday

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 08:16 AM (qCMvj)

1022 Birther and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 08:12 AM (NPofj)


Why do you always get nasty and demeaning with anyone who dares to disagree with you?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 03, 2016 08:16 AM (mw8Dm)

1023 Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at March 03, 2016 08:13 AM (pVkEV)

That's not right. I wouldn't convict her.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at March 03, 2016 08:17 AM (YCG8H)

1024 It's important to take note of the good news, especially for extremely pissed-off people like me.

The FBI says NICS checks set another monthly record in February. That's 15 record months in a row.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 03, 2016 08:17 AM (Dttnn)

1025 I think money is an issue so he is probably strategizing to spend where he will lose least badly.
Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 08:14 AM (NPofj)


maybe, but I thought he had the GOPe force behind him, including $

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 08:17 AM (qCMvj)

1026 I fell off the #nevertwitter wagon:

The GOP Establishment needs to shut up, sit down, and clap for ALL of its candidates. Stop embarrassing yourselves.

Posted by: votermom at March 03, 2016 08:18 AM (cbfNE)

1027 I don't think kentucky is a particularly favorable State for Rubio.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 03, 2016 08:18 AM (mw8Dm)

1028 Also:

Grown-ups of the GOP are lying on the floor, kicking and screaming because they can't get the nominee they want.
@MittRomney

Posted by: votermom at March 03, 2016 08:18 AM (cbfNE)

1029 When my second breakfast is going down before the Morning Thread has gone up, I fear for the future.

Posted by: Spellcheck at March 03, 2016 08:19 AM (HKBpI)

1030 Birther and stupid is no way to go through life, son.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 08:12 AM (NPofj)





Why do you always get nasty and demeaning with anyone who dares to disagree with you?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 03, 2016 08:16 AM (mw8Dm)

I don't.

First, that is a paraphrase of a quote from a movie (I will leave it to you to figure out which one).

Second, I will debate almost anything on its face and have debated this issue with Scribbler before. There are some deliberate stupidities, however, that just deserve to be called ragingly stupid.

"Bush lied, people died!" is one of them.

Birtherism is definitely another.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 08:20 AM (NPofj)

1031 First time for a Republican caucus in Ky. thanks to Rand Paul.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at March 03, 2016 08:21 AM (YCG8H)

1032 Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 07:11 AM (t2KH5)

I have to admit, I am flat out jealous of the George Mason prof that worked the global warming scam like a professional con man. I think if the horde put their mind to it, with all the arcane expertise here, we could write award winning grant proposals for all most anything and retire to the Caymans in short order. It's really hard to believe the no one at Mason had a clue what was going on.

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 03, 2016 08:21 AM (wYnyS)

1033 maybe, but I thought he had the GOPe force behind him, including $

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 08:17 AM (qCMvj)
-------------
It's just the next phase of his "Leading from behind" strategy

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at March 03, 2016 08:21 AM (kXzR8)

1034 Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 08:20 AM (NPofj)

I am well aware where the quote is from. But you often resort to name calling. Just an observation.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 03, 2016 08:22 AM (mw8Dm)

1035 1015
No link, but I just read over at Reason that the teacher in Union, SC
who had the nudie pic of herself stolen by the student may be facing
charges for "contributing to the delinquency of a minor." As for
charges against the 16-year old thief who told her her day of reckoning
was coming...nothing so far. Wow.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at March 03, 2016 08:13 AM (pVkEV)

Something smells about that case. I posted a link to it a few days ago. I would say the little snowflake who stole the picture was contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The school hierarchy forced her to resign and they are covering their ass.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 03, 2016 08:22 AM (t2KH5)

1036 Terry McAuliffe, having failed on guns, has moved on to restricting home school rights. He vetoed a bill that would have allowed home schooled kids to play on local school sports teams.

Petty little twits over there on the left.

Posted by: MTF at March 03, 2016 08:22 AM (TxJGV)

1037 Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 03, 2016 08:00 AM (MVoQU)

I had a world history class taught by the wife of a diplomat. We girls used to look forward to each class just to see what outfit she would wear because she was a fashion plate.

I also had a great Math teacher who, with her boyfriend, got shot by terrorists on a hiking trip, execution style. Always wondered what the real story was behind that.

Posted by: votermom at March 03, 2016 08:23 AM (cbfNE)

1038 maybe, but I thought he had the GOPe force behind him, including $





Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 08:17 AM (qCMvj)


The cynic in me says the throwing over that Fox Network did of him was a signal that the establishment had blown their wad on Bush and was not going to throw good money after bad by funding Rubio.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 08:23 AM (NPofj)

1039 First time for a Republican caucus in Ky. thanks to Rand Paul.
Posted by: Hanoverfist at March 03, 2016 08:21 AM (YCG8H)


I kind of miss Rand at the debates. When he got a chance to talk.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 08:24 AM (qCMvj)

1040 Terry McAuliffe, having failed on guns, has moved on to restricting home school rights. He vetoed a bill that would have allowed home schooled kids to play on local school sports teams.



Did he exempt their parents from school property taxes?
Because they have paid for them.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2016 08:24 AM (SvnHQ)

1041 Nood

Posted by: Hanoverfist at March 03, 2016 08:24 AM (YCG8H)

1042 The FBI says NICS checks set another monthly record in February. That's 15 record months in a row.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 03, 2016 08:17 AM (Dttnn)


Good thing all the data from those NCIS checks is "temporarily" stored on an FBI's computer before it is permanently erased and thus can't be used as a basis for a national gun registration database.

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 03, 2016 08:24 AM (wYnyS)

1043 Terry McAuliffe, having failed on guns, has moved on to restricting home school rights. He vetoed a bill that would have allowed home schooled kids to play on local school sports teams.

Petty little twits over there on the left.
Posted by: MTF at March 03, 2016 08:22 AM (TxJGV)


nasty libs

so much for "it's for the kids"
taxpayer money funding hatred

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 03, 2016 08:25 AM (qCMvj)

1044 Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2016 08:24 AM (SvnHQ)

Everyday I sing the praises of the GOPe for gifting VA with that slimy evil Demonrat crook McAuliffe!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 03, 2016 08:26 AM (wYnyS)

1045 *hands out...


💉 💊 🍸 🍹 🍺 🍶

Ok then.

Settles in and waits to see what we're are doing wrong according to 💰 Mitt 💰

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 03, 2016 08:27 AM (mEZce)

1046
Terry McAuliffe, having failed on guns, has moved on to restricting home
school rights. He vetoed a bill that would have allowed home schooled
kids to play on local school sports teams.







Did he exempt their parents from school property taxes?

Because they have paid for them.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 03, 2016 08:24 AM (SvnHQ)


No such luck... homeschoolers pay the same property taxes as everyone else. The Tebow Bill has passed along party lines for the past two years and has gotten vetoed both times. Since the vote has been along party lines, there are not anough votes in the Senate to override the veto.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 08:28 AM (NPofj)

1047 Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 08:20 AM (NPofj)



I am well aware where the quote is from. But you often resort to name calling. Just an observation.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 03, 2016 08:22 AM (mw8Dm)

Nope... that would be incorrect.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 03, 2016 08:31 AM (NPofj)

1048 I once tried to help a girl that couldn't even walk through basic algebra steps for her pre-calc class. She was cute. She started mentioning maybe she should drop the class... After a while I came to a similiar reluctant assessment and said that down the hall we have student services to help figure out whether you should or not but I politely and resignedly said that dropping the class was probably the best option.

So, naturally, what does she do? She returns to my boss with a crying story about what a horrible person I was. In the end I got a verbal warning/suggestion not to make such recommendations and life moved on.

Some people just look for an opportunity to take their failures out on you. I don't know. I was just trying to give it my best shot for a whopping $10 an hour 8 hours a week. Enough to cover pizza and road hockey games.

For the record me and this boss are still on incredibly strong terms 12 years after graduation. Or as I put it "her favorite pain the ass"... Hopefully the hockey team will do the right thing and make the NCAA tournament so I'll run into her and her husband.

Posted by: Former mass resident at March 03, 2016 08:56 AM (prYq+)

1049 And of course the crybully retards fail to realize that they're one of the reasons for the Trump campaign in the first place: http://archive.is/uttON

Posted by: Saber Alter at March 03, 2016 12:25 PM (LSf1v)

1050 Yo. What's up?

Posted by: Gingy at March 04, 2016 10:38 PM (N8hFs)

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