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Eugène Delacroix, "Royal Tiger" (1829)

Posted by: rdbrewer at 10:53 AM




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1 Tiger looks like he ate a bunch of catnip...

Posted by: TexasJew at March 07, 2016 10:54 AM (N7G17)

2 This painting is GRRRRR-REAT!

Posted by: MrScribbler at March 07, 2016 10:55 AM (WIZNc)

3 One of the best primers for studying figures in movement is found inDelecroix's sketchbooks. Unfortunately, not a lot of movement going on in this tiger piece.

Posted by: troyriser at March 07, 2016 10:55 AM (UWlp+)

4 Nice kitty.

Posted by: navybrat at March 07, 2016 10:56 AM (8QGte)

5 Another colorful artwork.

And that background is green-screened.

Howdy, y'all. It's a beautiful Spring day here in NE Okla. Hoping for some rain, though, to stop these raging wind-whipped grassfires.

Posted by: mindful webworker - it's a leopard at March 07, 2016 10:57 AM (gPTe0)

6 Hillary... cannot be unseen!

Posted by: IP at March 07, 2016 10:57 AM (aQQbl)

7 I spotted the cat!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 07, 2016 10:57 AM (n22zQ)

8 oh hai Horde

have some music:

http://tinyurl.com/zwsly9w

Posted by: Lance McCormick at March 07, 2016 10:57 AM (u0s1P)

9 It has the crazy eyes

Posted by: L, Elle at March 07, 2016 10:57 AM (2x3L+)

10 Holy crap, is that Lena Dunham nude?!

Posted by: The Tiger at March 07, 2016 10:58 AM (QlyN5)

11
Marco Rubio Verified account

I've been the underdog before. It didn't stop me then, and it won't stop me now.




Ain't nothin' gonna to break my stride
Nobody's gonna slow me down
oh-no, I got to keep on movin'

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 07, 2016 10:58 AM (kdS6q)

12 Hmmm, this painting gives me paws.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 07, 2016 10:58 AM (kTF2Z)

13

And the tiger shall lay down with the lamb.
Hey... where's the lamb?!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 07, 2016 10:58 AM (n22zQ)

14 It has the crazy eyes


It does. My cat is more subtle about pretending to not want to murderate me in my sleep.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 07, 2016 10:59 AM (1xUj/)

15 Don't think I won't screw you over with the endangered species act.

Posted by: President Sanders at March 07, 2016 10:59 AM (8R8mX)

16 Scaredy cat.

Posted by: IrishEi at March 07, 2016 10:59 AM (E6RIJ)

17 Hmmm, this painting gives me paws.

Says Duke Lowell, fur-tively.

Posted by: MrScribbler at March 07, 2016 11:00 AM (WIZNc)

18 Oh, man... I can't believe the FBI is after me.

Posted by: The Tiger in Your Tank at March 07, 2016 11:00 AM (n22zQ)

19 Happy Monday Horde! Some beautiful weather here. Trying to not hate the world. Gets hard sometimes.

Posted by: Beth M at March 07, 2016 11:00 AM (kiy9d)

20 "Wait, did I put my human away?"

Posted by: Iblis at March 07, 2016 11:00 AM (nxGJ/)

21 Hey, remember when Ted Cruz ditched his principles and changed political parties 5 times?
Me neither.

Posted by: navybrat at March 07, 2016 11:02 AM (8QGte)

22 Tiger
Tiger
Killin' time
Back in 1829
What dumb loser's hand or eye
Drew you with that lumpy asymmetry?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 07, 2016 11:02 AM (xuouz)

23 Agree -- definite murder face.


Posted by: eleven at March 07, 2016 11:02 AM (qUNWi)

24 Posted by: mindful webworker - it's a leopard at March 07, 2016 10:57 AM (gPTe0)

Yes; I read your posts about the wildfires last night. How far away are they from you?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 07, 2016 11:03 AM (w4NZ8)

25 If I ever actually start dating men, I'm going to puke.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at March 07, 2016 11:03 AM (3epEl)

26 pretty kitty

Posted by: Adriane the Art Critic ... at March 07, 2016 11:03 AM (AoK0a)

27 I heard something!

Posted by: Le Tigre at March 07, 2016 11:03 AM (JO9+V)

28 And that, officer, is when the fight started.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 07, 2016 11:03 AM (kTF2Z)

29 Bernie Sanders says "If you're white, you don't know what it's like to be poor."

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

Posted by: RKae at March 07, 2016 11:04 AM (lF8sf)

30 29 Bernie Sanders says "If you're white, you don't know what it's like to be poor."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EscircQJbzA
Posted by: RKae at March 07, 2016 11:04 AM (lF8sf)

Bernie needs to come over here so I can claw him. Also, he needs a trip to coal country.

Posted by: The Tiger at March 07, 2016 11:05 AM (QlyN5)

31 Sounded like Mike Tyson singing Something In The Air Tonite

Posted by: Le Tigre at March 07, 2016 11:05 AM (JO9+V)

32 Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 07, 2016 11:02 AM (xuouz)

Nice!

Posted by: William Blake at March 07, 2016 11:05 AM (1xUj/)

33 He's dead, Jim.

Posted by: Bones McCoy at March 07, 2016 11:05 AM (NSb9d)

34 Delacroix is Islamophobic. He should change it to Delacroissant.

Posted by: angela urkel at March 07, 2016 11:06 AM (3epEl)

35 Ears back - not a good sign....

Posted by: Lizzy at March 07, 2016 11:06 AM (NOIQH)

36 >>>>>29 Bernie Sanders says "If you're white, you don't know what it's like to be poor."
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I notice Democrat policies seem to be designed so that I will soon know what it's like to be poor.

Posted by: Emmie at March 07, 2016 11:06 AM (rRHdN)

37 There was some rye ergot in the catnip.

Posted by: Crabby cupcake at March 07, 2016 11:06 AM (vansE)

38 >>>> It does. My cat is more subtle about pretending to not want to murderate me in my sleep.
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Murderate is a good made-up word. I like.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 07, 2016 11:07 AM (2x3L+)

39 31 Sounded like Mike Tyson singing Something In The Air Tonite
Posted by: Le Tigre at March 07, 2016 11:05 AM (JO9+V)

Thomething in the air. Ith not that hard.

Posted by: Mike "Puthy" Tyson at March 07, 2016 11:07 AM (QlyN5)

40 Bernie Sanders says "If you're white, you don't know what it's like to be poor."
Posted by: RKae at March 07, 2016 11:04 AM


Glad he told me. It's always good to get the expert opinion of someone who has been feeding off the public teat for years.

Posted by: MrScribbler at March 07, 2016 11:07 AM (WIZNc)

41 Gets hard sometimes.


Posted by: Beth M at March 07, 2016 11:00 AM (kiy9d)
*bites tongue*

Posted by: Michael Scott at March 07, 2016 11:07 AM (JO9+V)

42 What an idiotic thing for Bernie to say. He's obviously never talked to people like some of those on the thread last night who grew up without electricity or indoor plumbing. How much does Bernie get out of his comfort zone?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 07, 2016 11:08 AM (w4NZ8)

43 Hey remember when Ted Cruz cast a cultural shadow big enough to break through the cultural marxist bubble around LIVs and actually generated mainstream enthusiasm for enforcing the law, acting in our nation's economic self interest, and coming straight out and saying that islamists need to be roughed up without regard for the laws of warfare they ignore?

I mean, if he had, he would necessarily have probably made some missteps along the way, as the sheer volume of statements he'd have to make in order to gain any cultural traction in the teeth of our traitor ruling class's opposition to his success would have put certain of his statements at odds with others, but I know

I FUCKING KNOW

That you would have given him the benefit of the doubt because you believe at bottom that he loves the country.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 07, 2016 11:08 AM (xuouz)

44
Kitteh just saw Lena Dunham strip nekkid.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 07, 2016 11:08 AM (nIRNp)

45 Bernie Sanders says "If you're white, you don't know what it's like to be poor."



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

Posted by: RKae at March 07, 2016 11:04 AM (lF8sf)

So Bernie Sanders has never been to Appalachia, I take it.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 07, 2016 11:09 AM (OrI3J)

46 What an idiotic thing for Bernie to say. He's obviously never talked to people like some of those on the thread last night who grew up without electricity or indoor plumbing. How much does Bernie get out of his comfort zone?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 07, 2016 11:08 AM (w4NZ

Bernie's supporters are poor white college students. It was an absolutely hilarious mistake to make.

Socialists are too stupid to survive politically.

I hope.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 07, 2016 11:09 AM (xuouz)

47 Murderate is a good made-up word. I like.
Posted by: L, Elle
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I'm currently conducting a focus-group marketing study for the word 'confusement'. I'm thinking that in the LIV demographic we could make a killing.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 07, 2016 11:10 AM (n22zQ)

48
Bernie Sanders says "If you're white, you don't know what it's like to be poor."







When I want to learn about the plight of poor blacks in America, I always turn to the pasty white guy from New England.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 07, 2016 11:10 AM (nIRNp)

49 I know that look on a cat's face. This is the "You may lose a foot when I spring to action or you may just get hair on your black pants" look.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 07, 2016 11:11 AM (2PHKP)

50
I shall rename this painting "CATNIP!!""

Posted by: fixerupper at March 07, 2016 11:11 AM (8XRCm)

51 Tiger looks like he ate a bunch of catnip...





Pussy looks sick.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 07, 2016 11:11 AM (eDmrZ)

52 When I want to learn about the plight of poor blacks in America, I always turn to the pasty white guy from New England.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 07, 2016 11:10 AM


You don't get in no ways tahr'd?

Posted by: MrScribbler at March 07, 2016 11:11 AM (WIZNc)

53 Didn't Bernie used to live in a shack with a dirt floor?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 07, 2016 11:11 AM (FkBIv)

54 Hammer, confusement also very good.
Hmmm.
I need to come up with my own made up word.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 07, 2016 11:12 AM (2x3L+)

55 If white people can't be poor, Bernie, then I guess we don't have to fork out for their college tuition or their health care!

Posted by: RKae at March 07, 2016 11:12 AM (lF8sf)

56 Hey remember when Ted Cruz cast a cultural shadow
big enough to break through the cultural marxist bubble around LIVs and
actually generated mainstream enthusiasm for enforcing the law, acting
in our nation's economic self interest, and coming straight out and
saying that islamists need to be roughed up without regard for the laws
of warfare they ignore?



I mean, if he had, he would necessarily have probably made some
missteps along the way, as the sheer volume of statements he'd have to
make in order to gain any cultural traction in the teeth of our traitor
ruling class's opposition to his success would have put certain of his
statements at odds with others, but I know



I FUCKING KNOW



That you would have given him the benefit of the doubt because you believe at bottom that he loves the country.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 07, 2016 11:08 AM (xuouz)


We are not electing an official cultural iconoclast; we are electing a President who will implement conservative policies.


Trump is not that guy.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 07, 2016 11:12 AM (OrI3J)

57 Bernie Sanders says "If you're white, you don't know what it's like to be poor."



Bernie thinks he can get away with that shit because most of the people who grew up during the Great Depression are dead now. Fcuk Bernie.

Posted by: huerfano at March 07, 2016 11:13 AM (NSb9d)

58 Didn't Bernie used to live in a shack with a dirt floor?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr.

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He lived with 400 people in a shoebox in the middle of the road!

Posted by: RKae at March 07, 2016 11:13 AM (lF8sf)

59 I'm currently conducting a focus-group marketing study for the word 'confusement'. I'm thinking that in the LIV demographic we could make a killing.



Confusement.
Finding amusement in someone's continual confusion.
Confusement.

Thank you.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 07, 2016 11:13 AM (eDmrZ)

60 Didn't Bernie used to live in a shack with a dirt floor?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 07, 2016 11:11 AM


I've heard that was about the time he was learning he couldn't hit a nail with a hammer and decided to go into politics instead.

Posted by: MrScribbler at March 07, 2016 11:13 AM (WIZNc)

61 Pussy looks sick.
Posted by: rick
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Confused, and/or slightly alarmed.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 07, 2016 11:13 AM (n22zQ)

62 I guess the Bern has never been to a trailer park.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 07, 2016 11:14 AM (2x3L+)

63 Didn't Bernie used to live in a shack with a dirt floor?
----

When I'm President, everyone will have a dirt floor!

Posted by: Bernie at March 07, 2016 11:15 AM (n22zQ)

64 Tiger looks like he ate a bunch of catnip...











Pussy looks sick.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 07, 2016 11:11 AM (eDmrZ)

Poor guy looks like he is in the midst of a surprise prostate exam... he looks very startled.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 07, 2016 11:15 AM (OrI3J)

65 62
I guess the Bern has never been to a trailer park.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 07, 2016 11:14 AM (2x3L+)

Facts and Democrats are like oil and water.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 07, 2016 11:15 AM (2PHKP)

66 the Tiger is still in shock from the introduction of socialism into the Tiger Community and the subsequent theft of all his antelope by his betters.

Posted by: MTF at March 07, 2016 11:15 AM (TxJGV)

67 He lived with 400 people in a shoebox in the middle of the road!


He had a shoebox? Oh, we lived in a rolled up newspaper!

Posted by: That Monty Python Skit at March 07, 2016 11:15 AM (1xUj/)

68 >>Bernie Sanders says "If you're white, you don't know what it's like to be poor."


Given Bernie's age he has no excuse for never asking people he knows about what life was like during the depression. Seriously, this comment is so ignorant, so obviously pandering it insults the intelligence of grade-schoolers.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 07, 2016 11:16 AM (NOIQH)

69 Roll that tiger over and you'll find . . . a keyboard.

Posted by: iforgot at March 07, 2016 11:16 AM (5o5ek)

70 Bernie Sanders says "If you're white, you don't know what it's like to be poor."


----

So Bernster.... all blacks live in the ghetto and all whites live in the burbs and drive minivans.

I you have the gall to call "US" prejudiced.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 07, 2016 11:16 AM (8XRCm)

71
Christmas In Appalachia, 1965 TV Documentary By The Office of Economic Opportunity. A CBS news special report.

https://youtu.be/BaKeIJ3-zt0

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 07, 2016 11:16 AM (FkBIv)

72 That cat's hips look too biggly for his upper body. Painter sucks, probably Irish.

Posted by: Bad Art Critic at March 07, 2016 11:16 AM (2PHKP)

73 I'm black. I have no idea what it is like to be poor or even broke. What say you, Bernie?

I'm sure all the people who keep on blabbing about white privilege would be very willing to fork over some of their personal white privilege cash to minorities, no? Or are they just idiots looking for attention and validation?

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 07, 2016 11:17 AM (vP09u)

74 >>Didn't Bernie used to live in a shack with a dirt floor?

IIRC, one of his ads says he grew up in a Bronx tenement?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 07, 2016 11:17 AM (NOIQH)

75 That tiger looks like it's in desperate need of a Safe Space...

And somehow, Bill Clinton was involved.

Posted by: Dirty Randy at March 07, 2016 11:17 AM (jjaLl)

76 >>>> Pussy looks sick.
Posted by: rick
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>>> Confused, and/or slightly alarmed.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 07, 2016 11:13
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Time to make this happen, Hammer.
No, that's a look of confusement.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 07, 2016 11:17 AM (2x3L+)

77 Roll that tiger over and you'll find . . . a keyboard.


hah...I got that.

Posted by: eleven at March 07, 2016 11:17 AM (qUNWi)

78 Poor guy looks like he is in the midst of a surprise prostate exam... he looks very startled.



I'M not messing with the vet that can do that!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 07, 2016 11:17 AM (eDmrZ)

79 If there are no poor white people, how will leftists be able to make fun of hillbilly rednecks?

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at March 07, 2016 11:18 AM (FQKBL)

80 My father delivered mail to poor people.

Posted by: John Kasich at March 07, 2016 11:18 AM (n22zQ)

81 Delacroix has a severals pictures of tigers; He also liked to pain-among his many other works-lions too.
Here's a nice Delacroix landscape in color:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/z9vl83j

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 07, 2016 11:18 AM (w4NZ8)

82
Roll that tiger over and you'll find . . . a keyboard.
Posted by: iforgot


He got it from Tigerdirect.com

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 07, 2016 11:18 AM (FkBIv)

83 That is a really strange expression for how its lying. Not a terrible rendering of a tiger, but strange face.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 07, 2016 11:19 AM (39g3+)

84 rb I posit that Trump's media persona is his media persona.

And his policies are his policies.

You can read about his policies on his website.
https://www.donaldjtrump.com/positions
Your choosing to disbelieve that he "really means it" reflects not on him, but on you.

A necessary precondition for implementing conservative policies is for the electorate to mandate them. In order to do that they have to realize they want them. And they do! Trump made that happen.

Cultural power IS political power. That's where I'm coming from.

Can you please stop it with the attacks on Trump. I know there are trolls but that's not me and I ask that you not go in for the low blows either.

We are now in a race between strict constitutionalist conservative Ted Cruz and populist conservative Donald Trump.

I would never have dared to hope for a race with two acceptable outcomes like this. The pendulum is swinging back towards the right and you want to take pot shots at the guy most responsible for swinging it because you don't care for his language.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 07, 2016 11:19 AM (xuouz)

85 Seriously, Bernie doesn't even have to go south of the Mason-Dixon line to find white poverty, he just needs to drive over to the Adirondacks or PA coal country. No need to make reference to the Depression at all.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 07, 2016 11:19 AM (QlyN5)

86 If there are no poor white people, how will leftists be able to make fun of hillbilly rednecks?
Posted by: Barb
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And how will Bill Clinton find bimbos?

Posted by: John Kasich at March 07, 2016 11:19 AM (n22zQ)

87
He also liked to pain-among his many other works-lions too.

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Poor lions. Getting pained like that.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 07, 2016 11:19 AM (8XRCm)

88 Sleepest thou still, Shere Khan? Wake, O wake!
Here come I, and the bulls are behind.
Rama, the King of the Buffaloes, stamped with his
foot. Waters of the Waingunga, whither went
Shere Khan?
He is not Ikki to dig holes, nor Mao, the Peacock, that
he should fly. He is not Mang, the Bat, to hang
in the branches. Little bamboos that creak to-
gether, tell me where he ran?
Ow! He is there. Ahoo! He is there. Under the
feet of Rama lies the Lame One! Up, Shere
Khan! Up and kill! Here is meat; break the
necks of the bulls!
Hsh! He is asleep. We will not wake him, for his
strength is very great. The kites have come down
to see it. The black ants have come up to know
it. There is a great assembly in his honour.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 11:19 AM (f2BJl)

89 Royal Tiger Creme ale is most delis.

Posted by: Ted Cruz at March 07, 2016 11:20 AM (nckx1)

90 I think a dude in my college dorm had this one printed on a blanket.

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at March 07, 2016 11:20 AM (kXzR8)

91 the more I look at it, the more that seems like he had a dead tiger sort of piled on the ground that he used for a model, then pried the eyes open to make it more lifelike and it ended up just wrong.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 07, 2016 11:20 AM (39g3+)

92 "Can you please stop it with the attacks on Trump. "

Absolutely not.

Posted by: navybrat at March 07, 2016 11:20 AM (8QGte)

93 Bernie's right at the tail end of a generation of urban radicals who thought they could "turn" the coal miners' union meetings. The did some hard fellow-travelin'.

Made for a lot of banjo lessons, and sold a lot of Merle Travis records.

Once they Discovered Civil Rights, they never looked back.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 07, 2016 11:20 AM (xq1UY)

94 >>Bernie Sanders says "If you're white, you don't know what it's like to be poor."



If he were honest, he would say "If you're American, you don't know what it's like to be really poor."

Being poor in America, given the available state and federal entitlements, is no match to being poor in a third world country. But Bernie hates America (or loves it in an Ike Turner kind of way), so he wouldn't want to examine why that is....

Posted by: Lizzy at March 07, 2016 11:20 AM (NOIQH)

95 For some reason, I think there was some cartoon character or maybe some silly 3Stooges or AbbottCostello, that used the signature line 'I'll murderalize you!'. That is just going through my head right now.

Dog and cat are sitting on either side of me giving me the stinkeye because baby is not coming today.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 07, 2016 11:21 AM (MIKMs)

96 Posted by: fixerupper at March 07, 2016 11:19 AM (8XRCm)

If people are going to comment on my typos the entire thread will be taken up with that. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 07, 2016 11:21 AM (w4NZ8)

97 Didn't Bernie used to live in a shack with a dirt floor?

IIRC, one of his ads says he grew up in a Bronx tenement?



5 Points?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 07, 2016 11:21 AM (eDmrZ)

98 the more I look at it, the more that seems like he had a dead tiger sort of piled on the ground that he used for a model, then pried the eyes open to make it more lifelike and it ended up just wrong.
Posted by: Christopher
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Or, he extrapolated from a skin/rug.

Posted by: John Kasich at March 07, 2016 11:22 AM (n22zQ)

99 Besides you didn't even put a question mark after an interrogative...

Posted by: navybrat at March 07, 2016 11:22 AM (8QGte)

100 Finally up and having coffee. Looks like nothing has changed. Oh, and I've petted a tiger. That was some cool shit right there.

Posted by: Soona at March 07, 2016 11:22 AM (Fmupd)

101 I guess the Bern has never been to a trailer park.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 07, 2016 11:14 AM (2x3L+)

I grew up ina trailer park, a bad one,and despise Bernie Sanders with the heat of a thousand suns.

Posted by: troyriser at March 07, 2016 11:23 AM (UWlp+)

102 Seriously, Bernie doesn't even have to go south of the Mason-Dixon line to find white poverty, he just needs to drive over to the Adirondacks or PA coal country. No need to make reference to the Depression at all.



West By God Virginia

Posted by: rickb223 at March 07, 2016 11:23 AM (eDmrZ)

103 Maybe that tiger is dead. Here, hold my beer while go give him a poke...

Posted by: Darwin Made Manifest at March 07, 2016 11:23 AM (n22zQ)

104 Being poor in America, given the available state and federal entitlements, is no match to being poor in a third world country. But Bernie hates America (or loves it in an Ike Turner kind of way), so he wouldn't want to examine why that is....

Posted by: Lizzy at March 07, 2016 11:20 AM (NOIQH)

-----

Word.

Fan Fact For the Day.

Our "Poverty Line".... when ranked with the rest of planet.... put those people at the 95th percentile of income world wide.

And thats BEFORE government assistance.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 07, 2016 11:23 AM (8XRCm)

105 That is a really strange expression for how its lying.

It's an excellent representation of me waking up this morning. If I were a tiger.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at March 07, 2016 11:24 AM (9krrF)

106 Finally up and having coffee. Looks like nothing has changed. Oh, and I've petted a tiger.



Is that what the kids are calling it these days?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 07, 2016 11:24 AM (eDmrZ)

107 A tiger!? In Africa??

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 07, 2016 11:25 AM (JO9+V)

108 78 Poor guy looks like he is in the midst of a surprise prostate exam... he looks very startled.



I'M not messing with the vet that can do that!


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You know what they say, if you kick a tiger in the balls, you better have a plan for his teeth.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 07, 2016 11:25 AM (kTF2Z)

109 If people are going to comment on my typos the entire thread will be taken up with that. ;^)
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 07, 2016 11:21 AM (w4NZ

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yeah.... but your typos are dangerous.

They result in death to unsuspecting Morons and inflict pain on wild felines.

Fenelons typos are a menace.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 07, 2016 11:25 AM (8XRCm)

110 Tiger Blood! Duh, Winning!

injects AIDS drug cocktail

Posted by: Charlie Sheen at March 07, 2016 11:25 AM (McRlu)

111 I'm squishing your head.

Posted by: Kids in the Tiger Hall at March 07, 2016 11:25 AM (DL2i+)

112 Odd looking puss. Front half looks ready to pounce, rear half looks asleep.

Posted by: Fritz at March 07, 2016 11:26 AM (UzPAd)

113
Sanders took his first bride to live in a maple sugar shack with a dirt floor, and she soon left him. Penniless, he went on unemployment

From Investors Business Daily

http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/bernie-sanders-the-bum-who-wants-your-money/

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 07, 2016 11:26 AM (FkBIv)

114
Old joke.

What winks like an owl and fucks like a tiger.



;-)

Posted by: fixerupper at March 07, 2016 11:26 AM (8XRCm)

115
We are not electing an official cultural iconoclast; we are electing a President who will implement conservative policies.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


Yeah !

Like Bush and Bush, and ... Bush.

Yeah !

Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 11:26 AM (f2BJl)

116 "Can you please stop it with the attacks on Trump. "
Absolutely not.
Posted by: navybrat at March 07, 2016 11:20 AM (8QGte)

Idk why I even asked. He deserves it. I think he likes it.

Has everyone see the "Winter is Trumping" video? It's great. Even if you don't like him. Maybe more if you dont' like him.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 07, 2016 11:26 AM (xuouz)

117 If people are going to comment on my typos the entire thread will be taken up with that. ;^)

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Until the killin starts.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 07, 2016 11:27 AM (kTF2Z)

118 Hey Bernie Sanders? Go fuck yourself!

Posted by: Chris M at March 07, 2016 11:27 AM (k3w9p)

119 Ah!

Some pre-butter for my pancakes.

Posted by: Little Black Naturalfake What Denounces Himself at March 07, 2016 11:27 AM (Zk+7H)

120 the more I look at it, the more that seems like he had a dead tiger sort of piled on the ground that he used for a model, then pried the eyes open to make it more lifelike and it ended up just wrong.


One of life's little ironies that amuse me is that the Audubon Society is named after a guy who murderated every species he could find so that he could draw pictures of their corpses.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 07, 2016 11:27 AM (1xUj/)

121 This was done before color tv.

Posted by: ALH at March 07, 2016 11:27 AM (uLuPn)

122 If he were honest, he would say "If you're American, you don't know what it's like to be really poor."

Yeah, but he's not about honest, or even sane, really. He's about the leftist talking points and socialist nonsense. Truth is not even a part of the discussion, its not a category that applies to their thinking. True, untrue - that's all irrelevant. All that matters is the narrative.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 07, 2016 11:27 AM (39g3+)

123 Odd looking puss. Front half looks ready to pounce, rear half looks asleep.



Hilarious Cosby skit to follow. Tiger sat on a novocaine needle.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 07, 2016 11:27 AM (eDmrZ)

124 Odd looking puss. Front half looks ready to pounce, rear half looks asleep.


Posted by: Fritz at March 07, 2016 11:26 AM (UzPAd)

sort of like my ex.. hey yo!

Posted by: IP at March 07, 2016 11:27 AM (aQQbl)

125 I guess white kids aren't gonna get any of that Bernie Free College Tuition, since they're so f*cking rich. Dumb asses should at least sell their vote to him.

Posted by: Roy at March 07, 2016 11:27 AM (VndSC)

126 Looks like kitteh dropped some bad acid.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 07, 2016 11:28 AM (bzd8I)

127 I have seen a white tiger. Very pretty creature.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 07, 2016 11:28 AM (2x3L+)

128 Is this the Pet Thread?

Posted by: Weasel at March 07, 2016 11:28 AM (6xtq3)

129 "Cultural power IS political power."

Who said that politics is downstream of culture?

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet carries ACME Brand Trump-Stoppers! at March 07, 2016 11:28 AM (hLRSq)

130 Pussy looks sick.

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Vagina dentata?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 07, 2016 11:29 AM (kTF2Z)

131 Tiger just caught a whiff of the hilldog

Posted by: naturalfake at March 07, 2016 11:29 AM (Zk+7H)

132 >>Our "Poverty Line".... when ranked with the rest of planet.... put those people at the 95th percentile of income world wide.
And thats BEFORE government assistance.


Saw a recent cereal ad (maybe Kelloggs?) where they talk about how kids can't learn on an empty stomach, and they have a program to provide breakfast to needy school children.

I think it's great that a private company is doing this, but I have to wonder *why* there are still so many hungry school children when we have food stamps, WIC (younger kids), and public schools serving breakfast (some of them doing this year-round), in addition to all of the private charities, such as local food banks.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 07, 2016 11:29 AM (NOIQH)

133 Ugh. Did you see the photos of all those zoo animals the palis let starved?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 07, 2016 11:29 AM (iQIUe)

134 Until the killin starts.
Posted by: Duke Lowell
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Oh yeah, ooh, ah, that's how it always starts, but then later there's running, then screaming.

Posted by: Jeff Goldblum at March 07, 2016 11:29 AM (n22zQ)

135 Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 07, 2016 11:27 AM (kTF2Z)

LOL; Don't worry about it. I'm not feeling well enough to garner the requisite energy to kill anyone today; Lucky you! :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 07, 2016 11:29 AM (w4NZ8)

136 rdbrewer,
Love the painting, but etchings are a wonderful change of pace. Thank you for all your hard work.

Posted by: Sal at March 07, 2016 11:30 AM (MRX6w)

137 127 I have seen a white tiger. Very pretty creature.
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Saw one at the zoo, once. Somebody said "oh, that poor tiger". Bernie was there and screamed "It's white and doesn't know about being poor!".

Posted by: Roy at March 07, 2016 11:30 AM (VndSC)

138 I spotted the cat!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 07, 2016 10:57 AM (n22zQ)


'Tis not spotted, 'tis striped.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 07, 2016 11:30 AM (/i7Ua)

139 127 I have seen a white tiger. Very pretty creature.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 07, 2016 11:28 AM (2x3L+)



That's raaaaaacist!


/snark


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 07, 2016 11:30 AM (McRlu)

140 I think it's great that a private company is doing this, but I have to wonder *why* there are still so many hungry school children when we have food stamps, WIC (younger kids), and public schools serving breakfast (some of them doing this year-round), in addition to all of the private charities, such as local food banks.

The graft and fraud don't pay for themselves, ya know...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at March 07, 2016 11:30 AM (9krrF)

141 Delacroix didn't always have this problem with his models.
Remember, he did "Liberty Leading The People."
And "Greece on The Ruins of Missolonghi."
Nobody complains about the tits.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 07, 2016 11:30 AM (xq1UY)

142 We've caused some anxiety At the Audobon Society With our games
Acccused of impiety And lack of propriety And quite a variety of unpleasant names

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 07, 2016 11:31 AM (s7Tj7)

143 All that matters is the narrative.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 07, 2016 11:27 AM


I always find it strange that they get away with the same pathetic jive year after year after year.

Most rational people would start thinking that if bazillions of dollars and federal programs couldn't solve the problem it either doesn't exist or is simply unfixable.

I go with latter theory, and will as long as human beings are involved.

Posted by: MrScribbler at March 07, 2016 11:31 AM (WIZNc)

144 I have seen a white tiger. Very pretty creature.

Posted by: L, Elle

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They have blue eyes! Beautiful!

We have one at a small zoo in Issaquah (East of Seattle). I saw him when he was a cub, then went back a couple years later... and he was enormous!

Posted by: RKae at March 07, 2016 11:31 AM (lF8sf)

145 Yay! I'm gonna make it thought the day without being murderated!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 07, 2016 11:31 AM (kTF2Z)

146 Sanders took his first bride to live in a maple sugar shack with a dirt floor, and she soon left him. Penniless, he went on unemployment
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 07, 2016 11:26 AM (FkBIv)

While that IBD article condemns him, that specific line actually makes him sound quite likeable.

The hopeless Vermont romantic, brokenhearted.

You'd think little wifey wouldn't mind a visit to the sugar shack. Living there is a different story, though, I guess.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 07, 2016 11:31 AM (xuouz)

147 Holy Land Moments Devotional-"The ending is always better:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/ze2sgp6

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 07, 2016 11:31 AM (w4NZ8)

148 Tiger just caught a whiff of the hilldog
Posted by: naturalfake
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Probably trying to resolve the flight/fight instincts.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 07, 2016 11:31 AM (n22zQ)

149 One of life's little ironies that amuse me is that the Audubon Society is named after a guy who murderated every species he could find so that he could draw pictures of their corpses.

The Patrick O'Brian sea novels deal with that. The good doctor is a natural philosopher (scientist, in the parlance of the time) and he kills every new species he finds so he can examine and study them, but by the end of the books he just doesn't want to kill them any more because he loves the animals so much.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 07, 2016 11:31 AM (39g3+)

150 Bernie ... and those like him ... simply refuse to understand basic human behavior.

I grew up with working poor parents. Had good public school grades. Parlayed that into a degree at a cut rate college. Worked myself into Upper Middle Class comfort.

Why ? BECAUSE I DIDN'T LIKE BEING POOR. Remove that discomfort, and you remove all incentive to work out of that condition.

All Progressives do with their damn programs is make it just bearable enough to stay poor. It's shitty policy.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 07, 2016 11:31 AM (p6cXT)

151 Who said that politics is downstream of culture?


*whispers darkly*

When President Cruz enacts the Maple Syrup Preservation Act of 2007, then you'll see. YOU'LL ALL SEE.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 11:32 AM (f2BJl)

152 And quite a variety of unpleasant names

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 07, 2016 11:31 AM


Big stripey kitteh looks capable of disposing of a pigeon.

Posted by: MrScribbler at March 07, 2016 11:32 AM (WIZNc)

153 >>>> Saw one at the zoo, once. Somebody said "oh, that poor tiger". Bernie was there and screamed "It's white and doesn't know about being poor!".
Posted by: Roy at March 07, 2016 11:30 AM (VndSC)
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Thanks for that. That made me smile. First time today

Posted by: L, Elle at March 07, 2016 11:32 AM (LwB8i)

154 Fenelons typos are a menace.


Fenelon typoed a grammie in Reno just to watch her die.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 07, 2016 11:33 AM (1xUj/)

155 No, Rocky! Not the eye of that tiger.

Posted by: Apollo Creed at March 07, 2016 11:33 AM (JO9+V)

156 That doesn't look like a glacier. But its purrty anyway.

Posted by: WI-granny at March 07, 2016 11:34 AM (OYvRq)

157 When President Cruz enacts the Maple Syrup Preservation Act of 2007, then you'll see. YOU'LL ALL SEE.

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Did ace lend him his time machine?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 07, 2016 11:34 AM (kTF2Z)

158
Bernie said what he said because Hillary is KICKING.HIS.WRINKLY.WHITE.ASS with the black demographic.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 07, 2016 11:34 AM (8XRCm)

159 Wait a goshdarned minute.

Is that Pride Rock in the background? Is Simba waiting in the wings? Is this Tiger wide-eyed because it's seeing a big fat warthog walking slowly along the edge of the watering hole with a meerkat on its head, and already achin (yuk yuk yuk) for some bacon?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 07, 2016 11:34 AM (xuouz)

160 Poverty is about impulse control, priorities, and the ability to look more than 5 minutes down the road.

This week there was another riot in a mall because some "limited edition" sneakers were being released.

Do we assume that all those people rioting over sneakers had all their bills for the month paid? I'm guessing no.

Posted by: RKae at March 07, 2016 11:35 AM (lF8sf)

161 Why are we talking about Bernie? He isn't winning. He was never going to win.

Posted by: Soona at March 07, 2016 11:35 AM (Fmupd)

162 I want to ask Bernie Sanders if he thinks Jesse Jackson knows what it's like to be poor.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 07, 2016 11:35 AM (PFy0L)

163 >>> Posted by: ScoggDog at March 07, 2016 11:31 AM
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Have you ever heard Adam Carolla talk about his childhood? He mom was a welfare queen. You would appreciate his view on how he grew up and how he got himself out of that way of living.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 07, 2016 11:35 AM (LwB8i)

164 >>The graft and fraud don't pay for themselves, ya know...


Yep. I figure that if a family has public schools providing 2-3 meals a day, and private charities doing things like sending food home w/the kids so they have something to eat on the weekends, then that frees up the EBT to spent on other things, like booze, or to be sold to generate cash for other things.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 07, 2016 11:36 AM (NOIQH)

165 Fenelons typos are a menace.

Who did F-Bomb take out this time?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at March 07, 2016 11:36 AM (9krrF)

166 Seriously, Bernie doesn't even have to go south of the Mason-Dixon line to find white poverty, he just needs to drive over to the Adirondacks or PA coal country. No need to make reference to the Depression at all.
Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 07, 2016 11:19 AM (QlyN5)
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Hell, Vermont has a 12% poverty rate. At least half of those are white (assuming every Black, Hispanic (*), Asian, and mixto in Vermont is poor).

Posted by: RioBravo at March 07, 2016 11:36 AM (NUqwG)

167 Why are we talking about Bernie? He isn't winning. He was never going to win.
Posted by: Soona at March 07, 2016 11:35 AM (Fmupd)

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So... Bernie is Rubio then?

Posted by: fixerupper at March 07, 2016 11:36 AM (8XRCm)

168 Tiger just caught a whiff of the hilldog
Posted by: naturalfake
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Probably trying to resolve the flight/fight instincts.
Posted by: Mike Hammer



Trying to catch his breath.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 07, 2016 11:36 AM (eDmrZ)

169 Why are we talking about Bernie? He isn't winning. He was never going to win.

Posted by: Soona

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He's like that bogus basketball team that goes around playing the Harlem Globetrotters to make them look good.

Posted by: RKae at March 07, 2016 11:36 AM (lF8sf)

170
The tiger looks like he just died of lead poisoning.

Which makes the painting a still lifeless.

Posted by: mrp at March 07, 2016 11:36 AM (JBggj)

171 Lend me thy coat, Shere Khan. Lend me thy gay
striped coat that I may go to the Council Rock.
By the Bull that bought me I have made a promise --
a little promise. Only thy coat is lacking before I
keep my word.
With the knife -- with the knife that men use -- with
the knife of the hunter, the man, I will stoop down
for my gift.
Waters of the Waingunga, bear witness that Shere
Khan gives me his coat for the love that he bears
me. Pull, Gray Brother! Pull, Akela! Heavy is
the hide of Shere Khan.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 11:36 AM (f2BJl)

172
You'd think little wifey wouldn't mind a visit to the sugar shack. Living there is a different story, though, I guess.


Yeah women will say they don't care about money, only love. They claim they'd be willing to give it all up for a man that is truly romantic, loving, strong, etc. They say its worth doing without to find the right guy.

But when the rubber hits the road, they realize how much that would suck, and look forward to the future when they're old and retired and have nothing to live on. Security, being cared for and provided for, and protected is still incredibly important to a woman, and rightly so.

You cannot live on love.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 07, 2016 11:36 AM (39g3+)

173 Bernie said what he said because Hillary is KICKING.HIS.WRINKLY.WHITE.ASS with the black demographic.
Posted by: fixerupper at March 07, 2016 11:34 AM (8XRCm)

And based on some of the reactions I've seen, while this may not put much of a dent in his support among self-loathing white social justice warrior millenials, blacks think it's fucking bullshit that he's implying all blacks DO know what it's like to be poor and live in the ghetto.

Gotta pander better than that, Boinie.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 07, 2016 11:36 AM (xuouz)

174 Fenelons typos are a menace Spoonerite's delite, and the bestest meme to come along in these parts since Machines stopped being For Sale.

A regular Error-Pagitica. If thou willst.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 07, 2016 11:36 AM (xq1UY)

175 Who did F-Bomb take out this time?
Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at March 07, 2016 11:36 AM (9krrF)

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No deaths, but pained a lot of lions.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 07, 2016 11:37 AM (8XRCm)

176 165 Fenelons typos are a menace.

Who did F-Bomb take out this time?




F-Bomb. Golf clap.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 07, 2016 11:37 AM (eDmrZ)

177 163 ... Have not.

My way was "Get the hell out of here by any means necessary".

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 07, 2016 11:37 AM (p6cXT)

178 Aren't Hispanics poor? And aren't they white?

...Or is that just when they shoot black people?

Posted by: RKae at March 07, 2016 11:37 AM (lF8sf)

179 Why are we talking about Bernie? He isn't winning. He was never going to win.
Posted by: Soona

Stop trying to make socialism happen. Socialism is not going to happen.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 07, 2016 11:37 AM (xuouz)

180 Bears reposting, and spare me the 'bear' puns:

Tiger
Tiger
Killin' time
Back in 1829
What dumb loser's hand or eye
Drew you with that lumpy asymmetry?
Posted by: Ghost of kari

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 07, 2016 11:37 AM (n22zQ)

181 Did ace lend him his time machine?

Posted by: Duke Lowell


Nah, it's in the shop after its little hiccup last thread. It should be out by last Wednesday.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at March 07, 2016 11:38 AM (9krrF)

182 Silly me, I thought 'Little Black Sambo' was about how clever and brave Sambo was. When I was younger, the PC idiots made it something about black is bad. As far as I know, the little kid being smarter than the scary wild animal is an ongoing theme in most cultures (Red Riding Hood).

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 07, 2016 11:38 AM (MIKMs)

183 Poverty is about impulse control, priorities, and the ability to look more than 5 minutes down the road.

And luck, and health, and circumstance. Its not all drive and ambition and being a superior human being to those worthless poor people. Some poor people are there through no fault of their own and despite their best efforts their entire life. Not many, I'll grant you. But some.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 07, 2016 11:38 AM (39g3+)

184
Once they Discovered Civil Rights, they never looked back.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 07, 2016 11:20 AM (xq1UY)







Some Civil Rights are more equal than others, hoss.

Posted by: The Second Amendment at March 07, 2016 11:39 AM (nIRNp)

185 I can more easily imagine Bernie having compassion for poor people than I can imagine Hillary having any for them. How much are the Clinton's worth? Yes; Clinton is such a compassionate person? Riiiiiight.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 07, 2016 11:39 AM (w4NZ8)

186
Did ace lend him his time machine?

Posted by: Duke Lowell
maybe. maybe.




* Actually , Duke, the one was entirely too far from the zero.

Someone have that repaired immediately.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 11:39 AM (f2BJl)

187 He's like that bogus basketball team that goes around playing the Harlem Globetrotters to make them look good.

Posted by: RKae at March 07, 2016 11:36 AM (lF8sf)


Apparently the Washington Generals have actually won games against the Globetrotters. Interesting stuff on Wikipedia. Too lazy to link, sorry.

(Also, I'm mildly offended no one commented on the video I linked earlier. Fun song.)

Posted by: Lance McCormick at March 07, 2016 11:40 AM (u0s1P)

188 172
You'd think little wifey wouldn't mind a visit to the sugar shack. Living there is a different story, though, I guess.

Yeah women will say they don't care about money, only love. They claim they'd be willing to give it all up for a man that is truly romantic, loving, strong, etc. They say its worth doing without to find the right guy.

But when the rubber hits the road, they realize how much that would suck, and look forward to the future when they're old and retired and have nothing to live on. Security, being cared for and provided for, and protected is still incredibly important to a woman, and rightly so.

You cannot live on love.




Yet, the first bad boy on a motorcycle comes by and you are in the friend zone.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 07, 2016 11:40 AM (eDmrZ)

189 Never get out of the boat!

Posted by: Mango Saucier at March 07, 2016 11:40 AM (UzPAd)

190 and KMA , Barrel!

I may not be able to see, but I can't type either!

Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 11:40 AM (f2BJl)

191 *Knock on door*
*Two young men in white shirts with red white and blue ties and nice haircuts*
*holding copies of Art Of The Deal*

Hello sir, do you have a few minutes to hear the gospel of our god-emperor and savior Donald Trump?

What do you do?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 07, 2016 11:40 AM (xuouz)

192 So close, Mortimer.

So close.

Posted by: The Barrel at March 07, 2016 11:41 AM (1xUj/)

193 Have you ever heard Adam Carolla talk about his childhood? He mom was a welfare queen. You would appreciate his view on how he grew up and how he got himself out of that way of living.
Posted by: L, Elle at March 07, 2016 11:35 AM (LwB8i)

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I have a picture of a very young 4 year old me "helping" my Grandpa build their first bathroom that had indoor plumbing. This was in 1967.

According to my Dad, they didnt get electricity to Grandpas farm until 1955. I remember my Grandma cooking Thanksgiving dinner in a woodburing stove. I remember using the outhouse.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 07, 2016 11:41 AM (8XRCm)

194 Gotta pander better than that, Boinie.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 07, 2016 11:36 AM


You ought to know by now that even fractured narratives work for the SJWs.

Accuracy, relevance and honesty mean nothing. If they did, Shrillery wouldn't be able to draw any support at all. Her cries about being Fair to the Poor and Cutting CEOs Down to Size would draw derisive hoots instead of ecstatic applause.

Posted by: MrScribbler at March 07, 2016 11:41 AM (WIZNc)

195 Poverty is about impulse control, priorities, and the ability to look more than 5 minutes down the road.
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And that is a good example of stupidity.

Posted by: RioBravo at March 07, 2016 11:41 AM (NUqwG)

196 Poverty is about impulse control, priorities, and the ability to look more than 5 minutes down the road.

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And luck, and health, and circumstance. Its not all drive and ambition and being a superior human being

---

Considerable truth to the poor impulse control.

I spent most of my life believing what people told me. It took me a very long time to learn that most of what people tell you isn't true.

Posted by: Gordon Lastherder at March 07, 2016 11:42 AM (MIyiE)

197 Yet, the first bad boy on a motorcycle comes by and you are in the friend zone.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 07, 2016 11:40 AM (eDmrZ)

Yeah she's not gonna live with him either, though.

Look you get in the door by giving her multiples. You stay inside by generating, by yourself, what amounts to multiples.

Multiple incomes.

It's not complicated, just difficult.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 07, 2016 11:42 AM (xuouz)

198 Woo I think I (accidentally) fixed an Italican menace.

This calls for a celebration. Or at least an early lunch.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at March 07, 2016 11:42 AM (u0s1P)

199 Sanders took his first bride to live in a maple sugar shack>>>

She probably thought "Sugar Shack" meant Playboy like Mansion. And was a bit peeved at the bait and switch Bernie pulled on her.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at March 07, 2016 11:42 AM (XtAzU)

200 No, we are not electing a conservative President (although it would be nice to run a Conservative and show how badly one would lose.) We are electing a President. Like Cruz, you seem to think everyone is a professional politician.

Oh, and just to keep this in perspective, Reagan was once a Democrat too.

Posted by: notsothoreau at March 07, 2016 11:42 AM (5HBd1)

201 And luck, and health, and circumstance. Its not all drive and ambition and being a superior human being to those worthless poor people. Some poor people are there through no fault of their own and despite their best efforts their entire life. Not many, I'll grant you. But some.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor

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I'll give you that.

Hell, I'm in the arts, and when you're in the arts your career is decided by people who are completely incompetent. You can write the most brilliant thing imaginable, then it winds up on a table encircled by well paid idiots who all say, "I don't get it."

...And so they pick the dumb thing that's sitting next to it.

Posted by: RKae at March 07, 2016 11:42 AM (lF8sf)

202 Nobody complains about the tits.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 07, 2016 11:30 AM (xq1UY)


Good thing Audubon didn't paint tits.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 07, 2016 11:42 AM (/i7Ua)

203
Just me and her, yeah
We're gonna get back
To that Sugar Shack

Posted by: Bernie at March 07, 2016 11:43 AM (n22zQ)

204 *Knock on door*
*Two young men in white shirts with red white and blue ties and nice haircuts*
*holding copies of Art Of The Deal*

Hello sir, do you have a few minutes to hear the gospel of our god-emperor and savior Donald Trump?

What do you do?


Shoot the hostage. Take them out of the equation.

Posted by: Keanu, certified badass at March 07, 2016 11:43 AM (9krrF)

205 You can read about his policies on his website.

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/positions

Your choosing to disbelieve that he "really means it" reflects not on him, but on you.



A necessary precondition for implementing conservative policies is
for the electorate to mandate them. In order to do that they have to
realize they want them. And they do! Trump made that happen.



Cultural power IS political power. That's where I'm coming from.



Can you please stop it with the attacks on Trump. I know there are
trolls but that's not me and I ask that you not go in for the low blows
either.



We are now in a race between strict constitutionalist conservative Ted Cruz and populist conservative Donald Trump.



I would never have dared to hope for a race with two acceptable
outcomes like this. The pendulum is swinging back towards the right and
you want to take pot shots at the guy most responsible for swinging it
because you don't care for his language.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 07, 2016 11:19 AM (xuouz)


Ghost, I will not attack you but neither will I refrain from pointing out Trump's deficiencies.


Donald Trump is not a conservative of any sort. Full stop. I believe his own words out of his own mouth over those of Jeff Sessions and other people who have written his policy statements because he, and not they, would be president if he is elected.

Trump just last Thursday walked back "his" position on H1B visas and says that we need more not less foreign labor. That statement is backed by his own use of visa labor and his vehement support for his labor practices. Given that his words on Thursday match his actions, why would anyone choose to believe he holds a contrary policy position that he would follow through on?

The same applies to illegal immigration... and respect for the Constitution... and any instinct toward understanding and supporting free markets... and being pro-life... etc.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 07, 2016 11:43 AM (OrI3J)

206 It took me a very long time to learn that most of what people tell you isn't true.

Posted by: Gordon Lastherder

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I don't believe you.

(Sorry. I had to do that.)

Posted by: RKae at March 07, 2016 11:43 AM (lF8sf)

207 Good thing Audubon didn't paint tits.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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rofl

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 07, 2016 11:44 AM (n22zQ)

208 Accuracy, relevance and honesty mean nothing. If they did, Shrillery wouldn't be able to draw any support at all. Her cries about being Fair to the Poor and Cutting CEOs Down to Size would draw derisive hoots instead of ecstatic applause.
Posted by: MrScribbler at March 07, 2016 11:41 AM (WIZNc)

Which is why I'm so pumped about OUR blonde, hooting ape this election cycle. Guy's a media mutant, an evolutionary impossibility, who has had this moment thrust upon him and decided he will take up the mantle and destroy the establishment.

You know how they say pretending to smile will improve your mood?

Who cares if he's really conservative if he wins this election while flying the flag of conservatism?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 07, 2016 11:44 AM (xuouz)

209 *Knock on door*
*Two young men in white shirts with red white and blue ties and nice haircuts*
*holding copies of Art Of The Deal*

Hello sir, do you have a few minutes to hear the gospel of our god-emperor and savior Donald Trump?

What do you do?



Oh, I let them in and talk theology.

There's a very dapper older Jehovah's Witness who comes by some Saturday mornings. I figure it's polite to invite him and his acolyte in and talk about the Bible.

And it's fun if it's a Saturday morning when I'm drinking.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 07, 2016 11:44 AM (1xUj/)

210 Sanders is giving a speech in Michigan right now. He's ranting about student debt and asking what crime some woman in the audience committed to be "burdened" with student debt and he is receiving cheering praise.

It is amazing how many people in this country are so economically ignorant.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 07, 2016 11:44 AM (/tuJf)

211 Looks like somebody here has a Motorcycle Problem.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 07, 2016 11:44 AM (xq1UY)

212 I like saying 'Delacroix' . It's one of those pleasant sounding words / names.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 07, 2016 11:44 AM (DYDUy)

213 I've seen that startled look in a cat's eyes. It usually results in a pounce.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 07, 2016 11:44 AM (8PbKi)

214 Poverty is about impulse control, priorities, and the ability to look more than 5 minutes down the road.
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And that is a good example of stupidity.



That moron was interjecting random bits of racism in a thread yesterday.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 07, 2016 11:45 AM (1xUj/)

215 tl,dr

Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 11:45 AM (f2BJl)

216 Good morning all!

Hubby and I are celebrating 24 years together today. That precious man has put up with me all these years, and I am blessed to have him.

And yes, I'll be making him a sandwich today. Whatever he wants.

Posted by: Moki at March 07, 2016 11:45 AM (7q2ch)

217 And yet you know full well, rb, that he is going to delegate all of the actual policy-making when he's president. That's his whole appeal. Real experts, not his favored stars from the constellation of political hangers on he's accrued over 30+ years in DC.

And he'll be delegating to people like Jeff Sessions.

See also my post at >208

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 07, 2016 11:46 AM (xuouz)

218 OK, just for a moment here, I have an issue with the blaming of "luck". In my experience, what people call "luck" is little more than the ability to recognize and act upon an opportunity. Now if you want to talk about happenstance, a quirk of timing or such, that's one thing, but too often people who blame "bad luck" simply didn't recognize either (a) an opportunity they missed or (b) the serious downsides of a choice they made.

Just a personal pet peeve.

Posted by: Keanu, certified badass at March 07, 2016 11:46 AM (9krrF)

219 "Better stay away from him, he'll rip your lungs out Jim"...

Posted by: kraken at March 07, 2016 11:46 AM (sdxPm)

220 You know who knows what it's like to be poor in America?

Clarence Thomas.

Read his autobiography. Guy had NOTHING growing up. Cold and hungry all the time. Grandfather made him work his ass off. And I remember the Democrats vilifying him as the most evil man on earth.

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 07, 2016 11:46 AM (3W980)

221 Moki that's adorable congrats.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 07, 2016 11:46 AM (xuouz)

222 We now return you to our regularly scheduled nic, already in deep $#!+.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at March 07, 2016 11:46 AM (9krrF)

223 Marco Rubio Verified account

I've been the underdog before. It didn't stop me then, and it won't stop me now.


I started to imagine him saying this on November 1st.
I'm already said that Trump or Cruz would beat Hill or Bernie. Now I'm wondering if Rubio can do this. Which was his FIRST AND FOREMOST argument for supporting him in the first place.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 07, 2016 11:46 AM (VdICR)

224 The tiger has a curious Sambo-shaped lump in it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 07, 2016 11:46 AM (8ZskC)

225 >>> Posted by: fixerupper at March 07, 2016 11:41 AM
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My parents grew up in that kind of poverty. They didn't even shoes! I grew up listening to "When I was your age . . ." constantly. When I was in high school, they took us on a vacation to see their first homes, and that was a moment that has always stayed with me. Neither of them went to college, but they put 4 kids through an excellent private university and managed to live the American Dream only through sheer force of will, determination, frugality, and hard work.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 07, 2016 11:46 AM (LwB8i)

226 You cannot live on love.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 07, 2016 11:36 AM (39g3+)

Alan Jackson disagrees.
https://youtu.be/DDXLmYyFu4I

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 07, 2016 11:46 AM (JO9+V)

227 Wood burning stoves, out houses, and electricity.

I have those memories also, but the lesson to learn from that experience is 'pay cash', do it yourself, and don't borrow money. Don't spend money you don't have, don't borrow against future income that may/may not happen, and don't spend all the money you have in hand. Once that money is spent, it's damn difficult to get more of it, made worse if you are trying to pay back debt.

Teach your kids that, and you have given them an advantage.

Posted by: Gordon Lastherder at March 07, 2016 11:47 AM (MIyiE)

228 lol Mort you're better than that.

Plus we all know you actually did read it.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 07, 2016 11:47 AM (xuouz)

229 Hope You all had a good weekend.... We're putting down wood floors.... Dang it's a pain having to move all the stuff out of the rooms.... How did I ever acquire so much crap?

Posted by: donna at March 07, 2016 11:47 AM (/dSsq)

230 That cat looks like it just saw Hillary's snatch.

Posted by: jewells45 at March 07, 2016 11:47 AM (l/N7H)

231 Congratulations Moki, may you have many more years together.

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 07, 2016 11:47 AM (3W980)

232 I've seen that startled look in a cat's eyes. It usually results in a pounce.


That cat has more ounce to the pounce.

Posted by: eleven at March 07, 2016 11:47 AM (qUNWi)

233 Poverty is about impulse control, priorities, and the ability to look more than 5 minutes down the road.
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And that is a good example of stupidity.
Posted by: RioBravo



Mind grabbing me some scratchers while you are at the liquor store?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 07, 2016 11:47 AM (eDmrZ)

234 Posted by: Moki at March 07, 2016 11:45 AM (7q2ch)

That's nice; Congratulations!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 07, 2016 11:47 AM (w4NZ8)

235 And yes, I'll be making him a sandwich today. Whatever he wants.
Posted by: Moki at March 07, 2016 11:45 AM (7q2ch)

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First off. Congrats. Secondly.....

Wait.... wut???

Moki is an ette??? Another "moustached image in my my minds eye colliding with reality" dissonance moment.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 07, 2016 11:48 AM (8XRCm)

236 Yet, the first bad boy on a motorcycle comes by and you are in the friend zone.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 07, 2016 11:40 AM (eDmrZ)

Yeah she's not gonna live with him either, though.


Once in the friend zone, rarely do you come out.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 07, 2016 11:48 AM (eDmrZ)

237 And yes, I'll be making him a sandwich today. Whatever he wants.

Posted by: Moki at March 07

Congratulations Moki! Whatever he wants? Well okay, we'll understand if you don't post much today

Posted by: Cheri at March 07, 2016 11:48 AM (oiNtH)

238 What is all this talk about Donald Trump being a short fingered Vulgarian?



Is this some kind of birther accusation? Donald Trump 's birth certificate shows that he was born in New York City, not in Vulgaria.

Posted by: obnoxious ahole at March 07, 2016 11:48 AM (MpvuV)

239 FenelonSpoke: Yes; I read your posts about the wildfires last night. How far away are they from you?

Sorry for delay in replying, just got back from reading previous thread comments - not the best use of my time this a.m.

Not sure how far away the fire was, but it was widespread - the ridge west of us, just a couple of miles or less, was topped out widely with dancing flames like candles on a 100-year-old's birthday cake. That's what I had never seen before.

Thinking of driving out there today to see what it looks like. Apparently, it's died down overnight. But the sky to the West was lit up orange at Midnight.

Did you see my comment about being called upon to officiate a wedding for a friend of my daughter's?

Posted by: mindful webworker - better latte than nuffin at March 07, 2016 11:48 AM (gPTe0)

240 dri's Marion Kay 99 X chicken seasoning spice mix link on the sidebar looks mighty tempting. Mighty tempting, indeed.

Posted by: mrp at March 07, 2016 11:48 AM (JBggj)

241 F-Bomb. Golf clap.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 07, 2016 11:37 AM (eDmrZ)


You know, there once was a blues singer who went by the name of H-Bomb Ferguson (look him up on youtube). So Fenelon can be F-Bomb Fenelon.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 07, 2016 11:49 AM (/i7Ua)

242 Bernie Sanders says "If you're white, you don't know what it's like to be poor."

Didn't he live in a house with a dirt floor?

Posted by: no good deed at March 07, 2016 11:50 AM (GgxVX)

243 No, he was not talking about H1Bs (although Cruz has supported more of those.) Trump was talking about student visas.

It amazes me how little attention is paid to Cruz's wife. She is a Beltway regular, has worked in politics and then off to Goldman Sachs. But of course, I'm sure she's a true conservative too.

And, just to let you know, once they start bringing up Cruz's father, that will pretty much be the end of Cruz's surge. I know that they wouldn't bring up Reverend Wright when Obama ran but I guarantee Cruz will get hit with this. People don't want to hear that a Presidential candidate is annointed by God.

Posted by: notsothoreau at March 07, 2016 11:50 AM (5HBd1)

244 Moki is an ette??? Another "moustached image in my my minds eye colliding with reality" dissonance moment.
Posted by: fixerupper at March 07, 2016 11:48 AM (8XRCm)

Right!? I'm beginning to think the ladies on here may outnumber us.

And I'm soooOOOooo glad they do

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 07, 2016 11:50 AM (xuouz)

245 Moki is an ette??? Another "moustached image in my my minds eye colliding with reality" dissonance moment.

The attempt to create an official AoSHQ 'Ette Recognition Guide fell through when the request for pictoral submissions fell through.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at March 07, 2016 11:50 AM (9krrF)

246 Accuracy, relevance and honesty mean nothing.





Elegant lies, well-spoken deception and carefully-phrased ideology will get them in the sack everytime.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 11:50 AM (f2BJl)

247 Thanks GoK!

I truly wish everyone could have this kind of happiness. It's not easy, it's a lot of work, but it's so worth it. Like everything else in life, except salvation.

229-I feel your pain. Just moving a china cabinet to paint told me I have way, way too much china. I'm not giving it up, mind you, but I have way too much. It's a problem.

Posted by: Moki at March 07, 2016 11:50 AM (7q2ch)

248 Happy Anniversary, Moki. May you have many more.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 07, 2016 11:51 AM (LwB8i)

249 OK, just for a moment here, I have an issue with the blaming of "luck". In my experience, what people call "luck" is little more than the ability to recognize and act upon an opportunity. Now if you want to talk about happenstance, a quirk of timing or such, that's one thing, but too often people who blame "bad luck" simply didn't recognize either (a) an opportunity they missed or (b) the serious downsides of a choice they made.

Just a personal pet peeve.

Posted by: Keanu

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I'm guessing you don't work in TV. There's so much randomness to opportunity there that it's maddening.

Posted by: RKae at March 07, 2016 11:51 AM (lF8sf)

250 Moki is an ette??? Another "moustached image in my my minds eye colliding with reality" dissonance moment.


I've had that moment so many times I think we're outnumbered.

But we make up for it in volume.

Posted by: eleven at March 07, 2016 11:51 AM (qUNWi)

251
Moki is an ette??? Another "moustached image in my my minds eye colliding with reality" dissonance moment.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 07, 2016 11:48 AM (8XRCm)

I don't post much, but you obviously missed the times I have mentioned my green eyes, blond hair and rack.

Posted by: Moki at March 07, 2016 11:52 AM (7q2ch)

252 >>I know that they wouldn't bring up Reverend Wright when Obama ran but I guarantee Cruz will get hit with this. People don't want to hear that a Presidential candidate is annointed by God.

Unless your god is Oprah apparently.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 07, 2016 11:52 AM (/tuJf)

253 My parents grew up in that kind of poverty. They didn't even shoes! I grew up listening to "When I was your age . . ." constantly. When I was in high school, they took us on a vacation to see their first homes, and that was a moment that has always stayed with me. Neither of them went to college, but they put 4 kids through an excellent private university and managed to live the American Dream only through sheer force of will, determination, frugality, and hard work.
Posted by: L, Elle at March 07, 2016 11:46 AM (LwB8i)

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Yeah... Both of my parents went to one room country schools... matter of fact.... so did alot of my cousins up through the seventies. I like to listen to my Dad tell stories about picking corn by hand and riding the horse to school.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 07, 2016 11:52 AM (8XRCm)

254 No, he was not talking about H1Bs (although Cruz has supported more of those.) Trump was talking about student visas.

This is true. He was confused (at best) and made a muddy mess of it.

Not like Cruz, who sailed through the question like it was rehearsed for the occasion or something.

He's so dreamy!

*sigh , eyelash bat, eyelash bat*

Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 11:52 AM (f2BJl)

255 I grew up relatively poor but I never knew it. My young parents were poor but had no intention of staying so. it's all about attitude.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 07, 2016 11:52 AM (DYDUy)

256 Posted by: mindful webworker - better latte than nuffin at March 07, 2016 11:48 AM (gPTe0)

I saw that. Congratulations. Weddings are not always my favorite things to do (sometimes because of brides to be from hell) but it's nice they searched you out to specially officiate for them and it sounds like you're looking forward to it; Good for you!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 07, 2016 11:52 AM (w4NZ8)

257 242 Bernie Sanders says "If you're white, you don't know what it's like to be poor."
Didn't he live in a house with a dirt floor?
Posted by: no good deed
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What a disgusting man. He doesn't know anything about poverty, other than what he deliberately chose for himself by being a good-for-nothing layabout.

I'm so glad that he lives in comfort now that he's being drawing steady government paychecks for the past 30-some years.

Posted by: Furious George at March 07, 2016 11:53 AM (3GAnN)

258 Wait...mow Kari ISN'T an 'ette.

I give up.

Posted by: eleven at March 07, 2016 11:53 AM (qUNWi)

259 Can you please stop it with the attacks on Trump.

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How the fvck are we supposed to get to a thousand comments without them?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 07, 2016 11:53 AM (kTF2Z)

260 And luck, and health, and circumstance. Its not all
drive and ambition and being a superior human being to those worthless
poor people. Some poor people are there through no fault of their own
and despite their best efforts their entire life. Not many, I'll grant
you. But some.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 07, 2016 11:38 AM (39g3+)

Most poor people like that, though, aren't looking for a government handout.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 07, 2016 11:53 AM (OrI3J)

261 I don't post much, but you obviously missed the times I have mentioned my green eyes, blond hair and rack.

Posted by: Moki



I did not.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 11:53 AM (f2BJl)

262 Moki is all ette.
I made the same mistake with thunderB and I thought kdabear was an ette for a long time too bc I never looked at his compliance pics.
It's hard to figure things out here

Posted by: L, Elle at March 07, 2016 11:54 AM (LwB8i)

263 It took me a very long time to learn that most of what people tell you isn't true.

Posted by: Gordon Lastherder

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I don't believe you.

Posted by: RKae at March 07, 2016 11:43 AM


Oh, if you want to put some nuance on it, most of what people tell you is 'true' for certain values of true, but somehow, there is a hidden advantage in it for them.

Like you boss telling you to 'work hard, pick up some college credits, and we can move you up to management'.

Posted by: Gordon Lastherder at March 07, 2016 11:54 AM (MIyiE)

264 Are we already starting the Trump/Cruz Rock-em sock em robot wars?

Catch you all later.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 07, 2016 11:54 AM (w4NZ8)

265 I don't post much, but you obviously missed the times I have mentioned my green eyes, blond hair and rack.
Posted by: Moki at March 07, 2016 11:52 AM (7q2ch)

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Pretty sure THAT would have stuck with me. ;-)


Happy Anniversary.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 07, 2016 11:54 AM (8XRCm)

266 I like saying 'Delacroix' . It's one of those pleasant sounding words / names.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 07, 2016 11:44 AM (DYDUy)


It's very woody.

Posted by: Chapman at March 07, 2016 11:54 AM (JO9+V)

267 I don't post much, but you obviously missed the times I have mentioned my green eyes, blond hair and rack.
Posted by: Moki



*tweet*

15 yards for taunting!


Pics or...

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 07, 2016 11:54 AM (1xUj/)

268 Didn't he live in a house with a dirt floor?
Posted by: no good deed
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He wants all Americans to share his experience.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 07, 2016 11:54 AM (n22zQ)

269 Such a bore! Fuck off Brits! The Beatles suck too!

Posted by: Down syndrome Abbey at March 07, 2016 11:55 AM (nckx1)

270 Congratulations, Moki!

Posted by: Lizzy at March 07, 2016 11:55 AM (NOIQH)

271
Pearl clutching and fainting over German local election results. The "hard right" party got 13% of the vote, more in some places. Most "shockingly" in "cosmopolitan" Frankfurt.

Oh - according to this report, the party in question has surged since Germany opened its doors to "refugees" last summer. Itself a key distortion, of course, as very few of the people are refugees, who of course have long been welcomed in Germany and other European countries.

One, the "voters' revolt" in Germany, if these results are representative, are a big "meh" and will change nothing. Not much surprise. Germany. Germans. Not famous for successful self-government.

Two. The report claims some "neo-Nazi" party has now had some successes. But how exactly does any party qualify for that label? Aren't all things Nazi still banned in Germany? Bander or HR around to offer some perspective on any of this?

Posted by: rhomboid at March 07, 2016 11:55 AM (QDnY+)

272 Good thing Audubon didn't paint tits.

Well technically he did...

http://tinyurl.com/z2aot7j

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 07, 2016 11:55 AM (39g3+)

273
Wow. Randy Meisner murdered his wife.


http://goo.gl/eMrGsH

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 07, 2016 11:55 AM (iQIUe)

274 I don't post much, but you obviously missed the times I have mentioned my green eyes, blond hair and rack.

Posted by: Moki at March 07, 2016 11:52 AM (7q2ch)

Wow, proof that I need to stop being such a daywalker..Happy anniversary Moki!

Posted by: IP at March 07, 2016 11:55 AM (aQQbl)

275 eleven did you think I was a pretty girl?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 07, 2016 11:55 AM (xuouz)

276 Has anyone actually sat down and read that feminist glaciology paper?

It's either a remarkably subtle and subversive work of Swiftian satire, shepherded through the grant and publication process (yes, it's apparently been published in a journal...) as an object example of how corrupt our sciences have become...

...or they really mean it, in which case I'd suggest restarting the NSF's budget from zero.

Posted by: JEM at March 07, 2016 11:55 AM (o+SC1)

277
Oops.

Here's the German media report.

http://tinyurl.com/hb7xm3h

Posted by: rhomboid at March 07, 2016 11:55 AM (QDnY+)

278 Damnit Chris I can't believed I missed that tit joke.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 07, 2016 11:56 AM (xuouz)

279 Sanders is giving a speech in Michigan right now. He's ranting about student debt and asking what crime some woman in the audience committed to be "burdened" with student debt and he is receiving cheering praise.

It is amazing how many people in this country are so economically ignorant.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 07, 2016 11:44 AM (/tuJf)

Because none of them willingly made the choice to go to college. It was forced on them. They could have gone to vocational school in high school, or they could have gone to the local community college for a certificate or associates degree in a career that actually has jobs.
But no, his audience typically have gone to a four year expensive university to major in women's studies, or social work, or some other limited market and now are whining about the $100,000 they chose to spend.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 07, 2016 11:56 AM (dErES)

280 That tiger looks like he just found out why Calvin slipped on that rubber glove.

Posted by: jwpaine, otherized for your protection at March 07, 2016 11:56 AM (wKcQA)

281 265 I don't post much, but you obviously missed the times I have mentioned my green eyes, blond hair and rack.
Posted by: Moki at March 07, 2016 11:52 AM (7q2ch)


And you just assumed that with those clues we could determine you were a girl?

You think too much of us.

Posted by: jwest at March 07, 2016 11:56 AM (Zs4uk)

282 Didn't he live in a house with a dirt floor?
>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>




Obama's brother?

Oh, Bernie...

Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 11:56 AM (f2BJl)

283 You have to love how Vermont, one of the staunchest defenders of the Second Amendment, now has to listen to their senator try to outdo The Hag on stripping that right from citizens.

Way to go Vermont.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 07, 2016 11:56 AM (GGCsk)

284 Like you boss telling you to 'work hard, pick up some college credits, and we can move you up to management'.

When they actually mean "kiss up, move in the right circles, and get the right but otherwise meaningless distinctions".

Been there. Done that.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at March 07, 2016 11:57 AM (9krrF)

285 eleven did you think I was a pretty girl?
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 07, 2016 11:55 AM (xuouz)

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The kind you dont take home to Mother.


~Ghost of Rick James

Posted by: fixerupper at March 07, 2016 11:57 AM (8XRCm)

286 The attempt to create an official AoSHQ 'Ette Recognition Guide fell through when the request for pictoral submissions fell through.


The guide idea had to be scratched when all it received were five pictures of Kate Upton on a horse, two lolcats, a weasel and a dick pic.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 07, 2016 11:57 AM (8ZskC)

287 I like saying 'Delacroix' .
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Ha. Big Deal, try typing 'Mercedes'...

Oh... the ecstasy! Mercedes.

It explains why automotive writers do it so often.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 07, 2016 11:57 AM (n22zQ)

288 >> But no, his audience typically have gone to a four year
>> expensive university to major in women's studies, or social
>> work, or some other limited market and now are whining
>> about the $100,000 they chose to spend.

They're stuck in academia for decades, publishing garbage on feminist glaciology just to get by...

Posted by: JEM at March 07, 2016 11:58 AM (o+SC1)

289 The guide idea had to be scratched when all it
received were five pictures of Kate Upton on a horse, two lolcats, a
weasel and a dick pic.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 07, 2016 11:57 AM (8ZskC)

I apologized for that.

Posted by: IP at March 07, 2016 11:58 AM (aQQbl)

290 I was really shocked to find out that Ace is an ette named Emily. Mind blown.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 07, 2016 11:58 AM (LwB8i)

291 Bander or HR around to offer some perspective on any of this?
Posted by: rhomboid at March 07, 2016 11:55 AM (QDnY+)


As it happens, a ginger midget asked me to look into this this morning. Here's what I told her:

"Well, that was fun homework. There isn't a straight answer.

Everyone calls the AfD "hard right", but I see them as more of a German Tea Party. They started a couple of years ago with the sole aim l of getting out of the Euro and now they're also skeptical of the immigration thing. My friend Jürgen is AfD, he's not a wack job.

I wasn't familiar with the NPD. That's the group you were asking whether they're really neo-Nazis. They are definitely a nationalistic party. People on the web say mostly that they're not Nazis, but there are Nazis among their membership and supporters.

They are facing a second constitutional trial for a banning on the party. The first one fell apart a couple of years ago when it turned out that a lot of their leadership was infiltrated by government and police agents. The current trial, argued last week, is aimed more at the merits and what constitutes a banworthy party. There have only been two bannings as anti-constitutional and they were in the 50s, when German democracy was barely on its feet and the Cold War was raging.

They're arguing about whether the party has to be an actual threat politically -- the NPD is tiny -- and whether they have to make actual physical threats or whether their goals themselves are enough for a banning. The one clear thing I can tell about the NPD is that they think Germany should be run by and in the interest of ethnic Germans.

Germany to me has always been about a linguistic identity. There's only been a Germany since 1871, and its borders have shifted all over the place. The Nazis tried to make it an ethnic identity, but it's Mitteleuropa, everyone has fucked everyone. I wish I had a better understanding of what's going on in Germany now. There was a big stink about six years ago when an author named Sarrazin said that multi-kulti wasn't working, that you can't assimilate people who don't want to assimilate, and that the experiment of taking in Turks which started with 1960s guest workers hadn't worked out.

At the time I remember that even Merkel stopped and took a second look. On the other hand, she's now in front of the bring them in and assimilate them movement.

Take away: What is Germany and what does it mean to be German is a question which has been suppressed and will become more important."

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 07, 2016 11:59 AM (1xUj/)

292 I don't post much, but you obviously missed the times I have mentioned my green eyes, blond hair and rack.

Posted by: Moki



We assumed GUN rack.

So, a rack, eh?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 07, 2016 11:59 AM (8ZskC)

293 "No, he was not talking about H1Bs (although Cruz has supported more of those.) Trump was talking about student visas."



This. is dead wrong. They were specifically talking about the H1B visas at the debate when Trump completely walked back the position on his web site and defended using foreign labor in his Florida resort ... "because Americans don't want temporary jobs".

Posted by: redbanzai at March 07, 2016 11:59 AM (OrI3J)

294 ~Ghost of Rick James

Posted by: fixerupper


It was the Linda Blair pic from the Morning Thread wasn't it.

I have a Superfreak earworm that won't quit.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 11:59 AM (f2BJl)

295 OK -- how does a dude come up with Ghost of kari?


splain.

Posted by: eleven at March 07, 2016 11:59 AM (qUNWi)

296 I don't post much, but you obviously missed the times I have mentioned my green eyes, blond hair and rack.

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Look, I didn't make the rules, but...

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 07, 2016 12:00 PM (kTF2Z)

297 Well technically he did...
Posted by: Christopher Taylor

[Dennis Haysbert voice]
Poor Little Tits.
[ /Dennis Haysbert voice]

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 07, 2016 12:00 PM (xq1UY)

298 >> I like saying 'Delacroix' .

Wasn't Eugene Delacroix Talleyrand's bastard?

Talleyrand's long been one of my personal idols...

Posted by: JEM at March 07, 2016 12:00 PM (o+SC1)

299 Randy Meisner murdered his wife.

Well, his wife was found dead and he's been arrested at least. Yeah, probably did it but we'll see.

Great musician, sad what happened to him.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 07, 2016 12:00 PM (39g3+)

300 The guide idea had to be scratched when all it received were five
pictures of Kate Upton on a horse, two lolcats, a weasel and a dick pic.


OK, who sent the other lolcat?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 07, 2016 12:00 PM (YEelc)

301 Calvin: “When a kid grows up, he has to be something. He can’t just stay
the way he is. But a tiger grows up and stays a tiger why is that?”
Hobbes: “No room for improvement."
Calvin: “Of all the luck, my parents had to be humans.”
Hobbes: “Don’t take it too hard. Humans provide some very important protein.”

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 07, 2016 12:00 PM (n22zQ)

302 ...or they really mean it

Isn't it something. You can't tell the difference these days.

Posted by: no good deed at March 07, 2016 12:02 PM (GgxVX)

303 210 Sanders is giving a speech in Michigan right now. He's ranting about student debt and asking what crime some woman in the audience committed to be "burdened" with student debt and he is receiving cheering praise.

It is amazing how many people in this country are so economically ignorant.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 07, 2016 11:44 AM (/tuJf)

Want to solve the student loan problem? Make the damn things dischargable in bankruptcy.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 07, 2016 12:02 PM (QlyN5)

304 I like saying 'Delacroix' .


I worked for a while on a fishing boat right outside of there.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 07, 2016 12:02 PM (8ZskC)

305 dri's Marion Kay 99 X chicken seasoning spice mix link on the sidebar looks mighty tempting. Mighty tempting, indeed.

I bought a batch. I'll report back on how good it is, though I deep fry my chicken instead of using a pressure fryer.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 07, 2016 12:02 PM (eytER)

306 I like saying "negative rates".

Say it with me.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 07, 2016 12:03 PM (GGCsk)

307 Want to solve the student loan problem? Make the damn things dischargable in bankruptcy.
Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 07, 2016 12:02 PM (QlyN5)

*****

That or make the schools cosigners on the loans.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 07, 2016 12:03 PM (jpJUu)

308 GoK and redbanzai again...

Get a room, you two...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at March 07, 2016 12:03 PM (9krrF)

309 Wow. Randy Meisner murdered his wife.


http://goo.gl/eMrGsH

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 07, 2016 11:55 AM (iQIUe)


Story says the cops believe it was an accidental discharge, and that she caused it herself, which is a big WTF to me. But apparently caught on home security cams. 24 hour rule?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 07, 2016 12:03 PM (/i7Ua)

310 what the HELLLLLL.

My brand new computer is showing me the wrong time. WHAT???? It's like five minutes behind!!!!!

What next, is it going to float around in the air?

How does this happen? I've got the time setting on "auto."

Posted by: iforgot at March 07, 2016 12:04 PM (5o5ek)

311 This. is dead wrong.

So, we do need highly skilled, and one of the biggest problems we have
is people go to the best colleges. They'll go to Harvard, they'll go to
Stanford, they'll go to Wharton, as soon as they're finished they'll get
shoved out. They want to stay in this country. They want to stay here
desperately, they're not able to stay here. For that purpose, we
absolutely have to be able to keep the brain power in this country.


College students != H1b


Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 12:04 PM (f2BJl)

312 This the gender confusion Art Thread?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 07, 2016 12:04 PM (LA7Cm)

313 Hey remember when Ted Cruz cast a cultural shadow

-
Cruz told Megyn Kelly that a Cruz/Rub3PO would be unbeatable.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 07, 2016 12:04 PM (Nwg0u)

314 That one doesn't look too bouncy.

Posted by: Tigger at March 07, 2016 12:04 PM (JO9+V)

315
Ok.

*I* have a solution.


All the morons need to place "o!o" after their handles.

Ettes have more options .... (*) (*)

or....(o) (o)

or .... (O)(O)

or ....(OYO)


Just be honest....

Posted by: fixerupper at March 07, 2016 12:04 PM (8XRCm)

316 That or make the schools cosigners on the loans.


Yep. Just imagine the sudden spike in unemployment among Gender Studies professors if the colleges actually had some skin in the game.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 07, 2016 12:05 PM (8ZskC)

317 s/b

Student visas != H1b


Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 12:05 PM (f2BJl)

318 Judge Jeanine's rant against Romney should get it's own post.
Might help a few in their own little echo chamber understand why.
Or not.
Bye for now./

Posted by: teej at March 07, 2016 12:05 PM (4Vu64)

319 That or make the schools cosigners on the loans.


Yep. Just imagine the sudden spike in unemployment among Gender Studies professors if the colleges actually had some skin in the game.


Not to mention the sudden honesty about job prospects.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at March 07, 2016 12:06 PM (9krrF)

320 ( Y )

Posted by: eleven at March 07, 2016 12:06 PM (qUNWi)

321 was really shocked to find out that Ace is an ette named Emily. Mind blown.
Posted by: L, Elle


She was finally honest with herself and transitioned. There are more of us than you think.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at March 07, 2016 12:06 PM (3epEl)

322 LEAVE TRUMP ALONE!!!

Posted by: Crying internet guy at March 07, 2016 12:06 PM (DYDUy)

323 Or [.] [.] for our esteemed elder 'ettes.

Posted by: Tigger at March 07, 2016 12:07 PM (JO9+V)

324 I can more easily imagine Bernie having compassion for poor people than I can imagine Hillary having any for them. How much are the Clinton's worth? Yes; Clinton is such a compassionate person? Riiiiiight.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 07, 2016 11:39 AM (w4NZ

Nah, read about his history in the IBD article someone posted upthread. He's just a bum that thinks he deserves others' money just because. Apparently the man is 74 and a US senator, and his only asset is his pension. Oh, and he has $65k in credit card debt.

This is the man a large segment of America wants to be president.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 07, 2016 12:07 PM (L7t0A)

325 I posted it in three threads already , teej!


It's a MUST SEE!

Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 12:07 PM (f2BJl)

326 I remember the old days when they used to call Donald Trump a real estate tycoon.

Posted by: Fritz at March 07, 2016 12:08 PM (UzPAd)

327 And yet you know full well, rb, that he is going to
delegate all of the actual policy-making when he's president. That's his
whole appeal. Real experts, not his favored stars from the
constellation of political hangers on he's accrued over 30+ years in DC.




And he'll be delegating to people like Jeff Sessions.



See also my post at >208

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 07, 2016 11:46 AM (xuouz)

No he won't Ghost... he will make deals that gibe with his own policy positions and we will be far worse off for it (and for it progressive policy been done under a Republican president).

Hopefully, he won't get that chance. I, for one am working my hardest to make sure he doesn't.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 07, 2016 12:08 PM (OrI3J)

328 Apparently the man is 74 and a US senator, and his only asset is his pension.
------------

Apparently the Mayorship of Burlington didn't offer many opportunities for graft. He should have set up a foundation.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 07, 2016 12:09 PM (n22zQ)

329
(DYDUy)


Hey Joe.

I have skidmarks that have spent more time at the HQ than you.

Quit stirring sh*t , HA troll.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 12:10 PM (f2BJl)

330 I worked for a while on a fishing boat right outside of there.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 07, 2016 12:02 PM (8ZskC)


Did you get untangled?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 07, 2016 12:10 PM (/i7Ua)

331 Wasn't Eugene Delacroix Talleyrand's bastard?



Talleyrand's long been one of my personal idols...
====================

Talleyrand was a one-of-a-kind .. he double-crossed everyone he met ... American envoys, Spain, Napoleon, the Catholic Church ... and lived to tell the tale, which was probably another whopper.

Delacroix's professional nemesis was a fellow with the last name of Ingres. Ingres loved linear composition, with everything clean-cut and in its place. Delacroix, not so much.

Posted by: mrp at March 07, 2016 12:11 PM (JBggj)

332 Marion Kay 99 X chicken seasoning spice mix link on the sidebar looks mighty tempting. Mighty tempting, indeed.

I never was a huge fan of KFC spices, to be honest. Its not bad but its not that great, either. I'm not a huge fan of fried chicken anyway, unless its boneless and has no gristle, fat, etc

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 07, 2016 12:11 PM (39g3+)

333 Cruz. can't. win.




Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 12:11 PM (f2BJl)

334 Wow. Randy Meisner murdered his wife.

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He was a hard-headed man
He was brutally handsome, and she was terminally pretty
She held him up, and he held her for ransom in the heart
of the cold, cold city
He had a nasty reputation as a cruel dude
They said he was ruthless, they said he was crude
They had one thing in common, they were
good in bed
She'd say, 'Faster, faster. The lights are turnin' red."
Life in the fast lane
Surely make you lose your mind, mm
Are you with me so far?

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 07, 2016 12:11 PM (Nwg0u)

335 Random: Bernie is from Brooklyn, not the Bronx. I looked up the neighborhood he's from, it's Midwood.

I didn't know Midwood when I lived in Brooklyn as a fresh out of college pup. I lived in Park Slope. So I google-earthed the first place I lived there, which was above a Greek diner.

If I couldn't sleep at 2 AM I could go downstairs for a gyro, I liked that.

It's now a burger and shakes joint called "Brooklyn Flipsters", because of course it is.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 07, 2016 12:11 PM (1xUj/)

336 Wow. Randy Meisner murdered his wife.
.>>>>>



One story said that she picked up the gun ...UD.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 12:12 PM (f2BJl)

337 This. is dead wrong.

So, we do need highly skilled, and one of the biggest problems we have

is people go to the best colleges. They'll go to Harvard, they'll go to

Stanford, they'll go to Wharton, as soon as they're finished they'll get

shoved out. They want to stay in this country. They want to stay here

desperately, they're not able to stay here. For that purpose, we

absolutely have to be able to keep the brain power in this country.


College students != H1b




Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 12:04 PM (f2BJl)

Mort... you are wrong too... those college students would also need H1B visas to stay here and work after graduation.

But it ain't "highly skilled" college graduates that make up the bulk of Trump's visa hires. Its construction and resort jobs that any able bodied American can do... Trump just chooses not to hire Americans.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 07, 2016 12:13 PM (OrI3J)

338 "Brooklyn Flipsters">>>

Bisexual Hipsters?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at March 07, 2016 12:13 PM (XtAzU)

339

Finger of the trigger people.

Finger off the trigger.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 12:13 PM (f2BJl)

340 I worked for a while on a fishing boat right outside of there.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 07, 2016 12:02 PM (8ZskC)


Did you get untangled?



She was working in a topless place when I stopped in for a beer.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 07, 2016 12:13 PM (1xUj/)

341 Those who feel they can speak definitively about what Trump would do are delusional. I doubt even Trump knows for sure what he would do at this point.

However, that Chicken ain't going to fcuk itself, so carry on.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 07, 2016 12:13 PM (jpJUu)

342 #305

I bought a batch. I'll report back on how good it is, though I deep fry my chicken instead of using a pressure fryer.
===================

Thank you!

Posted by: mrp at March 07, 2016 12:14 PM (JBggj)

343
Vielen dank, Bander.

Since the Nazis' actual agenda in election campaigns consisted of things like rejecting the Versailles reparations, "giving s**t to the workers!", re-uniting occupied areas like the Rhineland and Saarland to Germany, etc. - that is, stuff that hasn't been relevant since the 30s, I've always wondered how the ban would work.

And yes, "hard right" is always a hoot, esp. in Europe. As is "conservative". Utterly meaningless, except to underline the extreme statism and illiberal nature of European governance.



Posted by: rhomboid at March 07, 2016 12:14 PM (QDnY+)

344
Mort... you are wrong too... those college students would also need H1B visas to stay here and work after graduation.


An H1b in college would be an illegal alien.

H1bs can't attend college by law. They are supposed to have already been educated when they arrive in the US.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 12:14 PM (f2BJl)

345 Yep. Just imagine the sudden spike in unemployment among Gender Studies professors if the colleges actually had some skin in the game.

Not to mention the sudden honesty about job prospects.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at March 07, 2016 12:06 PM (9krrF)


You know what would be a fun troll? Rent a billboard near some Uni with a "wymyns studies" department. Post a picture of a pudgy, tatted-up stripper swinging from the pole, with the legend, "If I hadn't taken Wymyns" Studies from xxU, I'd never have got this awesome job!"

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 07, 2016 12:14 PM (/i7Ua)

346
One day the ax just fell.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 07, 2016 12:15 PM (n22zQ)

347 341 Those who feel they can speak definitively about what Trump would do are delusional. I doubt even Trump knows for sure what he would do at this point.

However, that Chicken ain't going to fcuk itself, so carry on.
Posted by: Tim in GA at March 07, 2016 12:13 PM (jpJUu)

Maybe it's a boneless chicken.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 07, 2016 12:15 PM (QlyN5)

348 Talleyrand was a one-of-a-kind .. he double-crossed everyone he met ... American envoys, Spain, Napoleon, the Catholic Church ... and lived to tell the tale, which was probably another whopper.



Talleyrand's hitman was known in certain circles as a Talleywhacker.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 07, 2016 12:15 PM (eDmrZ)

349 Cruz. can't. win.






Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 12:11 PM (f2BJl)


Yes. He. Can.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 07, 2016 12:15 PM (OrI3J)

350 This the gender confusion Art Thread?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill


Congratulations on finally coming out! Welcome to the club, Rochelle Vivify!!! You will be much happier with breasts and no penis!!!

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at March 07, 2016 12:16 PM (3epEl)

351 Seems like Trump is not the only one confused by visa classes.

I had all the requisite training and experience and I still get confused.


It is not as black and white as you would like to make it.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 12:16 PM (f2BJl)

352 Finger off the trigger.
Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 12:13 PM (f2BJl)

---

Of Coopers Four rules of safe gunhandling..... number 3 SHOULD be number ONE.

"Keep the booger hooker off of the bang switch until youre ready to fire".

You can "get away" with the others. Finger pematurely on the trigger will kill you.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 07, 2016 12:16 PM (8XRCm)

353 So Lena Dunham was hospitalized when an ovarian cyst blew up. I hope she recovers. My wife has them and they'r no fun (of course none of hers were the s'plodey kind)
But when you're own body blows itself up trying to kill you, maybe you might want to reconsider your life choices.

Posted by: Iblis at March 07, 2016 12:17 PM (9221z)

354 Yes. He. Can.
Posted by: redbanzai at March 07, 2016 12:15 PM (OrI3J)
--------
Si, el puede.

Posted by: RioBravo at March 07, 2016 12:17 PM (NUqwG)

355 FenelonSpoke: Weddings are not always my favorite things to do...

He said they didn't want some minister who would go off on some bizarre rant.

I was at a friend's wedding where that happened. Bride, groom, and entire group held hostage for unexpected lecturing.

I had told him of my ordination: My brother, a registered ULC minister, asked, "Do you want to be a ULC minister?" I said, "Yeah." He waved his hand and said, "Presto! You're a minister!" (I made up the "presto" part.) Official, by the rules of the ULChurch.

I said, I can do the ceremony like that. "Do you want to be married?" Both: "Yes." Waves hand: "Presto, you're married!" Followed by, "Now, let's party!"

Posted by: mindful webworker - partying like it's right now at March 07, 2016 12:17 PM (gPTe0)

356 Post a picture of a pudgy, tatted-up stripper swinging from the pole, with the legend, "If I hadn't taken Wymyns" Studies from xxU, I'd never have got this awesome job!"


"Conning the Patriarchy, a dollar bill at a time."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 07, 2016 12:17 PM (8ZskC)

357 Posted by: Moki at March 07, 2016 11:45 AM (7q2ch)

Congrats Moki! May you have many more joy filled anniversaries.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 07, 2016 12:18 PM (GDulk)

358 H1b visas are for temporary laborers with "exceptional skills or abilities". Work visa only .

There are various categories of visa for students.

H is not one of them.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 12:18 PM (f2BJl)

359 his only asset is his pension. Oh, and he has $65k in credit card debt.

And to that I reply "my pale, fuzzy ass." He's got a lot more money than just what he's saying.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 07, 2016 12:19 PM (39g3+)

360 Damn -- football is so dead right now.

FA starts tomorrow?

Posted by: eleven at March 07, 2016 12:19 PM (qUNWi)

361 All tangled up in black and white.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 07, 2016 12:19 PM (Nwg0u)

362 "You will be much happier with breasts and no penis!!!"


Um, thanks, but no. I'll keep what I got.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 07, 2016 12:20 PM (LA7Cm)

363 That Royal Tiger seems to be pinned by excessive gravity waves. Someone needs to call Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at March 07, 2016 12:21 PM (XWCmZ)

364 Mort... you are wrong too... those college students would also need H1B visas to stay here and work after graduation.


An H1b in college would be an illegal alien.

H1bs can't attend college by law. They are supposed to have already been educated when they arrive in the US.


Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 12:14 PM (f2BJl)

Trump wasn't talking about more foreigners attending school here... he was talking about them having to leave once they got their diplomas (and were, ya know, no longer students).

He was talking about H1B visas as were the moderator and Cruz. You are allowed your own opinions but you are not allowed your own set of facts. We cannot have a conversation about any topic if you keep insisting on the counterfactual.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 07, 2016 12:21 PM (OrI3J)

365 359 his only asset is his pension. Oh, and he has $65k in credit card debt.

And to that I reply "my pale, fuzzy ass." He's got a lot more money than just what he's saying.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 07, 2016 12:19 PM (39g3+)

The moment he ends his campaign, some rich Clinton donor is going to swoop in to pay off Bernie's campaign debts and maybe toss in a little something extra for being a good trooper. It's the way these things work.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 07, 2016 12:21 PM (QlyN5)

366 the path to the presidency is thru puerto rico apparently

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at March 07, 2016 12:21 PM (0O7c5)

367 And to that I reply "my pale, fuzzy ass." He's got a lot more money than just what he's saying.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 07, 2016 12:19 PM (39g3+)


Maybe nobody gives Bernie graft because he's too lazy to provide the quid for the quo.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 07, 2016 12:21 PM (/i7Ua)

368 H2b visas are for unskilled labor, maids, housekeepers, landscape workers, sheepherders(yep!) etc.

That's the folks at the resorts.

They can only come in if their is a proven shortage of American workers in that area for temporary work, either temporary or seasonal.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 12:21 PM (f2BJl)

369 his only asset is his pension. Oh, and he has $65k in credit card debt.

And to that I reply "my pale, fuzzy ass." He's got a lot more money than just what he's saying.

-
He's got two pair of underwear, one for Monday through Wednesday and one for Thursday through Sunday.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 07, 2016 12:22 PM (Nwg0u)

370 Would all of those so confident in their predictions kindly share this week's power ball numbers? Thanks in advance.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 07, 2016 12:22 PM (kTF2Z)

371 Cruz. can't. win.
Posted by: Mortimer


Can any Republican win in a country populated with BernieBots and LenaLosers?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 07, 2016 12:22 PM (FkBIv)

372 Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 07, 2016 11:50 AM (xuouz)

I've thought for a couple of years that there was an unusually high proportion of female commenters at this smart military blog.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 07, 2016 12:23 PM (GDulk)

373 redbanzai,


You are wrong.

H1b visa holders CAN'T go to college. By LAW.


Hate Trump all you like but you are convincing no one by arguing an untruth.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 12:23 PM (f2BJl)

374 "You will be much happier with breasts and no penis!!!"


Um, thanks, but no. I'll keep what I got.

-
I'll play the hand that was dealt me.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 07, 2016 12:23 PM (Nwg0u)

375
Can any Republican win in a country populated with BernieBots and LenaLosers?



Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr.


Not without picking up a significant portion of their (semi-conscious)voters.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 12:24 PM (f2BJl)

376 358
H1b visas are for temporary laborers with "exceptional skills or abilities". Work visa only .

There are various categories of visa for students.

H is not one of them.


Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 12:18 PM (f2BJl)
This is correct. I came to America on a student visa; after one is finished with their education, they are allowed to work for a year on an extension of their student visa before they have to apply for a H1B visa. This visa is also temporary, renewable every three years if I recall correctly. H1B visas are not for part time employment (those would probably be H2B visas). There are also special categories to the H1B visas for the exceptionally talented folks (usually in STEM but also arts and sciences) - these have a different name to them which I cannot recall right now.

Posted by: IC at March 07, 2016 12:24 PM (a0IVu)

377 I doubt even Trump knows for sure what he would do at this point.

Which is what makes it hilarious. I think he'd be a hoot as the president, and the shocked, horrified response of Europe would be glorious. You... you... you elected... him??? (fainting ensues)

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 07, 2016 12:25 PM (39g3+)

378 Bernie Sanders says "If you're white, you don't know what it's like to be poor." 

Guess all those times I went hungry so my younger siblings got enough to eat was just a fun thing I chose to do. FU asshole who never had a real job in your life and had parets and government (me) support you.

Posted by: marinemom at March 07, 2016 12:26 PM (ep6ak)

379 H1bs can't attend college by law. They are supposed to have already been educated when they arrive in the US.
_______


Okay, so what impossible standards are being touted today?
Sorry, a lot of us have serious money on the line for our college kids in engineering fields. My citizen kid (and those of my neighbors and friends) is just as important as the kid from somewhere else. I'm tired of impossible standards in job applications -- I myself have been looking for a few years and no, I do not speak Arabic, Urdu, Pashtun or Spanish..

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 07, 2016 12:26 PM (MIKMs)

380 Which is what makes it hilarious. I think he'd be a hoot as the president, and the shocked, horrified response of Europe would be glorious. You... you... you elected... him??? (fainting ensues)
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 07, 2016 12:25 PM (39g3+)

******

Yep, and with the added bonus of all that Leftist gray matter we would get to see here at home.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 07, 2016 12:27 PM (jpJUu)

381 You will be much happier with breasts and no penis!!!

Not based on the women I've known.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 07, 2016 12:27 PM (39g3+)

382 H1B ppl I know, such as my former self and family members, went to college or grad school here on F1 student visas.

Which is why I was shocked to hear that people were firing their American employees and replacing them with H1b hires who lived outside the country.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 07, 2016 12:28 PM (L7t0A)

383 *Shakes ipad*

WAKE UP, ACE!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 07, 2016 12:28 PM (kTF2Z)

384 H1B visas are not for part time employment (those would probably be H2B
visas). There are also special categories to the H1B visas for the
exceptionally talented folks (usually in STEM but also arts and
sciences) - these have a different name to them which I cannot recall
right now.


Correct IC.


Also , certain athletes and fashion models can pick up an H1b.

Always found that interesting.


There is also a huge difference between 'exceptionally talented' i.e. best and brightest and ' cheap labor from India who picked up a Microsoft class last week'.


Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 12:29 PM (f2BJl)

385 I saw the debate and I know what they were talking about.

Have you ever been on unemployment? I've done a lot of seasonal work and was pretty familiar with it. You have a waiting week where you get no benefits. So, if you take a two month job, you get to do another waiting week before you get benefits. Most people do not want to do that for a very short term job.

Haven't been on unemployment for some time, but seriously doubt it has changed. The area I was in did have short term jobs come up and they were hard to fill.

Posted by: notsothoreau at March 07, 2016 12:29 PM (5HBd1)

386 382
H1B ppl I know, such as my former self and family members, went to college or grad school here on F1 student visas.



Which is why I was shocked to hear that people were firing their
American employees and replacing them with H1b hires who lived outside
the country.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 07, 2016 12:28 PM (L7t0A)
Yup. I came here on a student visa for my Ph.D. studies..and I too am shocked about the H1B replacement hires from abroad stories. Pretty insane.

Posted by: IC at March 07, 2016 12:30 PM (a0IVu)

387 Boneless Tiger. It's what's for dinner.

Posted by: wth at March 07, 2016 12:31 PM (HgMAr)

388 Worse job in the world?

Trump's press secretary if he's lucky enough to be elected Presidents.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 07, 2016 12:31 PM (DYDUy)

389 OTOH, if you're talentless but willing to invest $1 million in an American business you can get a green card through the EB-5 visa program.

Or, you can just jump over the fence for free.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 07, 2016 12:32 PM (8ZskC)

390 All I figure about Vermont is that their electorate decided that Washington DC was so effed up that it would help by sending the most fucked up Senator they could find. Bernie.

Posted by: torabora at March 07, 2016 12:32 PM (4G+qT)

391 Auto -crap. Worst = Worse

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 07, 2016 12:32 PM (DYDUy)

392 "Have a Great Day - Every Day!" by Norman Vincent Peale is a calendar book - a motivational entry for every day. Usually something amounting to, have confidence, or try try again.

Today's entry is unusual:

"Almighty God freely bestows the good things in this world in proportion to a person's mental readiness to receive. An individual coming to the divine storehouse with a teaspoon, thinking 'lack,' will receive only a teaspoonful. Another more positive and believing person coming forward confidently with a gallon container will receive a gallon of life's blessings. We can only receive that which we expect according to our faith. So think big"

* Calls local rental place about an industrial-size dumpster *

Posted by: mindful webworker - fill 'er up at March 07, 2016 12:33 PM (gPTe0)

393 Why are we talking about Bernie? He isn't winning. He was never going to win.Posted by: Soona at March 07, 2016 11:35 AM (Fmupd)

Bernie isn't at issue here. It's what Bernie represents, which is essentially the normalization and mainstreaming of Marxist socialism into American political discourse. To people of my generation, those of us who grew up and came of age during the Cold War, 'socialism' is synonymous with tyranny and misery and--ultimately--mass murder. Bernie is Zyklon-B packaged as air freshener.

Posted by: troyriser at March 07, 2016 12:34 PM (UWlp+)

394 You mean like these H1bs?

http://bit.ly/1LadxMj

Cruz is winning the same states Huckabee and Santorum won. Talk to us about his chances if he can win a state like Michigan. He just does not appeal to voters the way that he does to you.

Posted by: notsothoreau at March 07, 2016 12:34 PM (5HBd1)

395 374 "You will be much happier with breasts and no penis!!!"
Um, thanks, but no. I'll keep what I got.
-
I'll play the hand that was dealt me.
Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 07, 2016 12:23 PM (Nwg0u)


Is that what they're calling it now?

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 07, 2016 12:36 PM (3W980)

396 Long ago when I was young, being poor was an expected situation one worked to leave behind as time went on. Most managed to do so, some didn't.

Now it's a dirty illness made permanent through government "assistance".

Posted by: Meremortal at March 07, 2016 12:37 PM (3myMJ)

397 The royal tiger looks dead.

Posted by: t-bird at March 07, 2016 12:37 PM (3U4+k)

398 Bernie isn't at issue here. It's what Bernie represents, which is essentially the normalization and mainstreaming of Marxist socialism into American political discourse.


When your mindset is, "hey, I'm breathing, so where's my free college education, medical care and and groceries," you're probably not overly-concerned with the fine points of political theory or historical trivia.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 07, 2016 12:38 PM (8ZskC)

399 As Puerto Rico goes, so goes the nation!

Posted by: Mario Rubio at March 07, 2016 12:38 PM (3U4+k)

400 "Bernie is Zyklon-B packaged as air freshener."

That's an interesting way to put it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 07, 2016 12:38 PM (LA7Cm)

401 389
OTOH, if you're talentless but willing to invest $1 million in an
American business you can get a green card through the EB-5 visa
program.



Or, you can just jump over the fence for free.


Yeah it's insane.

We might be better off with no laws at all.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 12:40 PM (f2BJl)

402 Duke Lowell: *Shakes ipad*
WAKE UP, ACE!


Shaking just rocks him deeper to sleep.

Try hitting your ipad with a 5# rubber mallet.

Posted by: mindful webworker - repeatedly at March 07, 2016 12:40 PM (gPTe0)

403 I live in Bernieland It's interesting. He won in Oklahoma because the Democratic party really is a fringe element there these days. All the anti-fracking people voted for Bernie. I like to see someone like him run, so that Democrats can be reminded of how corrupt their party is and how little say they have in who gets nominated and elected.

And it was fun watching Lindsay Graham reinterate his support for Cruz on Sunday. He didn't say how he squares that with talking about how unpopular Cruz is with the GOPe, just that Trump must be stopped at all costs.

Posted by: notsothoreau at March 07, 2016 12:41 PM (5HBd1)

404 If I were advising new president Trump, I would tell him that to solve a problem you need to get to the core.

Along those lines, I would urge him to hang the vast majority of New York and DC republican writers from the lamp posts along the avenues in the capital.

We can deal with liberals and idiot politicians, but the real damage comes from people that the public perceives as being on the right who think the same way democrats do.

Most "right wing" writers in paid positions believe the majority of the republican base (in flyover country) are racist, uneducated and without compassion. They know that conservative ideas are better than liberal ones, but they are terminally embarrassed by the bulk of the voters that go republican.

The narrative will never change as long as these writers fill a position that the country sees as representing the views of the right.

These are the ones we need to purge first, because nothing will change until the general public realizes who the right is.

Posted by: jwest at March 07, 2016 12:41 PM (Zs4uk)

405
A possibly irrelevant bit of anecdotal data from a thousand years ago on the H1B thinggy. I worked on one of these, an application by a US company to get such a visa for a highly specialized/trained German to come to the US to help upgrade this food company's operations.

A highly skilled German - so, we're not talking "cost advantage". The specialty involved was legit, and one certainly historically associated with Europe, and Germany.

Yet it took the prolonged - prolonged - involvement of congressional offices (and senior members)to help shepherd this application through to an eventual approval. One guy. A totally - and obviously - legit application for a very specialized job.

I have no idea how the statutory basis for H1Bs has changed, if at all, in the intervening time. But on the surface, if there in fact has been no fundamental change in the entire definition of H1Bs, the massive and systematic replacement of Americans in technical/engineering fields with foreigners (the Disney/Florida example just being the most lurid and recent) is impossible to comprehend. Abuse, pure and simple. Of course in today's post-American America, where rule of law is a fading memory, literally anything is possible.

The only ray of hope is that so many candidateshave been pushing the legal/illegal immigration crisis to the fore in the political sphere for the past few years. Oh, wait .....

Posted by: rhomboid at March 07, 2016 12:41 PM (QDnY+)

406 We might be better off with no laws at all.
Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 12:40 PM (f2BJl)

-----

Ive always maintained that todays hispter douchebag Anarchists would be the first to be brutalized if we ever did have a state of true anarchy.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 07, 2016 12:41 PM (8XRCm)

407 And it was fun watching Lindsay Graham reinterate his support for Cruz on Sunday. He didn't say how he squares that with talking about how unpopular Cruz is with the GOPe, just that Trump must be stopped at all costs.

I'd kill Cruz!!.....wait....

I'd kill for Cruz!.......

Posted by: lady Lindsey, scourge of the Senate at March 07, 2016 12:42 PM (326rv)

408 So, 104 of the classified emails that Billary never sent or received were written by her?
How is that possible? She told us she has never lied.

Posted by: Hank at March 07, 2016 12:42 PM (MCoXK)

409 I was told there would be no purges.

Posted by: eleven at March 07, 2016 12:42 PM (qUNWi)

410 Rubio's strategy was 3-2-1-1-1.

It's now 3-2-3-5-5-4-3-3-uno.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at March 07, 2016 12:43 PM (XWCmZ)

411 *Shakes ipad*
WAKE UP, ACE!
Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 07, 2016 12:28 PM (kTF2Z)

I love this

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 07, 2016 12:43 PM (xuouz)

412 She told us she has never lied.
Posted by: Hank at March 07, 2016 12:42 PM (MCoXK)

----

Lies?? You mean like on a couch??

Posted by: fixerupper at March 07, 2016 12:43 PM (8XRCm)

413 I've thought for a couple of years that there was an unusually high proportion of female commenters at this smart military blog.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 07, 2016 12:23 PM (GDulk)


I've been on the lookout for more niche demos. Dallas / Cinci people, my birth and current residence. Bass players, no wonder we hate small hands.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 07, 2016 12:44 PM (VdICR)

414 Ah ain't nowaze tahhhhrred cuz I cum so far fum where ahh stahhrted fum.

*hic*

Posted by: Sir Hillary Edmund Rodham Clinton at March 07, 2016 12:44 PM (8ZskC)

415 Did I miss something up thread? No one did the

Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty, little ball of fur

Posted by: Jubal Anderson Early at March 07, 2016 12:44 PM (RdP/w)

416
H1bs can't attend college by law. They are supposed to have already been educated when they arrive in the US.
Posted by: Mortimer



H-1B visa holders permitted to attend school/college

An H-1B holder is allowed to go to school part time or full time without an F-1 visa as long as he/she maintains a valid H-1B status. This means that while the H-1B employee is attending school, he/she must continue to work for his/her employer.

http://www.hooyou.com/h-1b/h1b_benefits.html

And you can get H-1b status thru education and/or previous work experience.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 07, 2016 12:44 PM (kdS6q)

417 So, what will be the fallout from DT using Sessions for the Alabama 'win' and then verbally denying Sessions' immigration plan? Sessions is old school and will probably be polite in the 'bless your heart' sense, but, really, what could be the fallout.

Cruz has always been upfront about his changes in ideas and positions when confronted with the reality on the ground. I am not so sanguine about DT.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 07, 2016 12:44 PM (MIKMs)

418 >>>Rubio's strategy was 3-2-1-1-1.



It's now 3-2-3-5-5-4-3-3-uno.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at March 07, 2016 12:43 PM (XWCmZ)<<<

Hey, what, am I chopped lutefisk?

Posted by: Minnesota at March 07, 2016 12:44 PM (H9MG5)

419 Cruz is winning the same states Huckabee and Santorum won. Talk to us about his chances if he can win a state like Michigan. He just does not appeal to voters the way that he does to you.

Posted by: notsothoreau at March 07, 2016 12:34 PM (5HBd1)

Maybe Cruz could drop the principled approach, take the cynical route and broaden his appeal by lying about his positions on various issues and then walking them back later because he thinks his supporters are suckers and rubes and who gives a shit about principles, anyway?

Posted by: troyriser at March 07, 2016 12:45 PM (UWlp+)

420 And it was fun watching Lindsay Graham reinterate his support for Cruz on Sunday. He didn't say how he squares that with talking about how unpopular Cruz is with the GOPe, just that Trump must be stopped at all costs.
Posted by: notsothoreau at March 07, 2016 12:41 PM (5HBd1)

He did joke about murdering Cruz or Cruz being murdered on the senate floor some days before. It may just be that he thinks Trump is more dangerous than Cruz.

Bob Dole said he preferred Trump to Cruz. So what.

The notion that Cruz is popular with the GOPe is, what's the word, delusional.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 07, 2016 12:45 PM (L7t0A)

421 Imagine the insane unstoppable juggernaut of momentum if Rubio had won TWO states.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 07, 2016 12:45 PM (VdICR)

422 jwest: ...hang the vast majority of New York and DC republican writers from the lamp posts...

I seem to recall something about discussion of offing journalists being discouraged on here...?

Posted by: mindful webworker - just stick them in the barrel at March 07, 2016 12:45 PM (gPTe0)

423 This is your kitty on drugs

Posted by: MrKnowItAll at March 07, 2016 12:45 PM (egzLR)

424 Be careful with that cat Eugene.

Posted by: MoronJokes at March 07, 2016 12:45 PM (DL2i+)

425
Maybe Cruz could drop the principled approach, take the cynical route and broaden his appeal by lying about his positions on various issues and then walking them back later because he thinks his supporters are suckers and rubes and who gives a shit about principles, anyway?
Posted by: troyriser




Done and done.

Posted by: Fluffy - The Illegal Alien Welcome Teddy Bear

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 07, 2016 12:46 PM (kdS6q)

426 409 I was told there would be no purges.

Posted by: eleven at March 07, 2016 12:42 PM (qUNWi)


That's what people who are about to purged get told.

Posted by: jwest at March 07, 2016 12:46 PM (Zs4uk)

427 Just saw a report that Cruz is going to announce some US Senator endorsements this week (possibly 4).

Preference cascade.

Cruz is the acceptable non-Trump.

Posted by: Y-not (@moxiemom) at March 07, 2016 12:47 PM (t5zYU)

428 Either he hadn't seen a lot of actual tigers or
He liked his pussy with some junk in the trunk

Posted by: Sir Sketches-a-lot at March 07, 2016 12:47 PM (DL2i+)

429 Either he hadn't seen a lot of actual tigers or
He liked his pussy with some junk in the trunk



It does seem a bit back loaded.

Posted by: eleven at March 07, 2016 12:48 PM (qUNWi)

430 Link to the endorsement story:

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/432442/ted-cruz-senate-endorsements

Posted by: Y-not (@moxiemom) at March 07, 2016 12:48 PM (t5zYU)

431 I seem to recall something about discussion of offing journalists being discouraged on here...?

Posted by: mindful webworker - just stick them in the barrel at March 07, 2016 12:45 PM (gPTe0)


You can leave them alive. Just hang them on lamp posts so that they can't write anymore.

Posted by: jwest at March 07, 2016 12:48 PM (Zs4uk)

432 217 And yet you know full well, rb, that he is going to delegate all of the actual policy-making when he's president. That's his whole appeal. Real experts, not his favored stars from the constellation of political hangers on he's accrued over 30+ years in DC. 
And he'll be delegating to people like Jeff Sessions. 

You have articulated exactly what I believe. When he says he will get experts in, I believe him.

Posted by: marinemom at March 07, 2016 12:49 PM (ep6ak)

433 A dog is tame, and a wolf is feral. But the only difference between a tiger and the kitty who sleeps on your bed, is that you are too big to be eaten by one.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 07, 2016 12:49 PM (VdICR)

434 This is your kitty on drugs

Posted by: MrKnowItAll at March 07, 2016 12:45 PM (egzLR)
-------------------------

Feline Growth Hormone

Posted by: iforgot at March 07, 2016 12:49 PM (5o5ek)

435 Can the CiC unilaterally abandon a military base without the consent of Congress. Our 1934 Treaty with Cuba that reaffirmed our lease on the property was ratified by them, and they annual appropriate money for the Cuba government as a lease payment, though I think that Fidel has never cashed the checks.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at March 07, 2016 12:49 PM (rwI+c)

436 My great-grandmother painted a tiger just exactly like today's picture. It's hanging in my dining room.
Except it only had one tiger and no mountain and the tiger didn't look like it was just returning from a lost weekend.
Other than that it's spot on.

Posted by: Hank at March 07, 2016 12:50 PM (MCoXK)

437 Could Cruz win against Candidate Obama? I doubt it.

Can he win against Hillary Clinton? I think so. She's just not a good retail candidate, and that she's having trouble with Sanders...SANDERS...tells me there's a real window of opportunity here.

That all said, this assumes the GOP will support Cruz, which is highly doubtful. I've seen this kind of crap play out in Virginia.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 07, 2016 12:50 PM (eytER)

438 So, what will be the fallout from DT using Sessions for the Alabama 'win' and then verbally denying Sessions' immigration plan? Sessions is old school and will probably be polite in the 'bless your heart' sense, but, really, what could be the fallout.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 07, 2016 12:44 PM (MIKMs)

This is what I've been wondering. He did it only a few days after getting Sessions' endorsements.

My theory is that Sessions was so desperate for something to be done about immigration, and it is indeed a desperate situation, that he was willing to take a risk with Trump. Unwise decision, IMO, and I'm sure it's one he regrets. He must have felt quite embarrassed while watching the debate.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 07, 2016 12:50 PM (L7t0A)

439 435 Can the CiC unilaterally abandon a military base without the consent of Congress. Our 1934 Treaty with Cuba that reaffirmed our lease on the property was ratified by them, and they annual appropriate money for the Cuba government as a lease payment, though I think that Fidel has never cashed the checks.
Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at March 07, 2016 12:49 PM (rwI+c)

I thought there had to be a legislative process to close bases. Or is that just stateside bases?

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 07, 2016 12:51 PM (QlyN5)

440 Home of the paralytic tiger.

Metaphor for . . . ?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at March 07, 2016 12:51 PM (XWCmZ)

441 The LIV still can't be bothered to read about Cruz's visit to the border at Beck's invitation and Cruz's speech and statements at the time. Admittedly Cruz should have aware of the LIV on the Right and anticipated the bumper sticker blow back.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 07, 2016 12:52 PM (DYDUy)

442 Can the CiC unilaterally abandon a military base without the consent of Congress.>>>

Did congress approve Jimmy the bunny whisperers gift of the Panama canal?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at March 07, 2016 12:53 PM (XtAzU)

443 These are the ones we need to purge first, because nothing will change until the general public realizes who the right is.

Posted by: jwest at March 07, 2016 12:41 PM (Zs4uk)

You might want to tone it down, Skippy. That's some creepy shit right there.

Posted by: troyriser at March 07, 2016 12:53 PM (UWlp+)

444 You have articulated exactly what I believe. When he says he will get experts in, I believe him.
Posted by: marinemom at March 07, 2016 12:49 PM (ep6ak)

Even after he publicly walks his experts' advice? Lots of faith you have there.

Or are you saying he'll just delegate everything and be a figurehead?

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 07, 2016 12:54 PM (L7t0A)

445

A dog is tame, and a wolf is feral. But the only difference between a tiger and the kitty who sleeps on your bed, is that you are too big to be eaten by one.

Unless you buy the farm at home, then Morris will feast on your carcass.

Con mucho gusto.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 07, 2016 12:55 PM (LUgeY)

446 "Can the CiC unilaterally abandon a military base without the consent of Congress. "

I think the reference to "close" is strictly the detainment facility at Gitmo. As I understand the lease agreement with Cuba requires both sides to agree on the status of the base before anything can happen with it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 07, 2016 12:55 PM (LA7Cm)

447 Can the CiC unilaterally abandon a military base without the consent of Congress. Our 1934 Treaty with Cuba that reaffirmed our lease on the property was ratified by them, and they annual appropriate money for the Cuba government as a lease payment, though I think that Fidel has never cashed the checks.
Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at March 07, 2016 12:49 PM (rwI+c)

I thought there had to be a legislative process to close bases. Or is that just stateside bases?
Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 07, 2016 12:51 PM (QlyN5)


What he can legally do and what this putz may try to do are 2 different things. As Far as Gitmo goes I have heard no reliable info that he can or intends to close the Base in Cuba.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 07, 2016 12:55 PM (mw8Dm)

448 hispter douchebag Anarchists would be the first to be brutalized if we ever did have a state of true anarchy.

Face punching booths, with a tracking/social media app.

Posted by: DaveA at March 07, 2016 12:55 PM (DL2i+)

449 You might want to tone it down, Skippy. That's some creepy shit right there.

Posted by: troyriser at March 07, 2016 12:53 PM (UWlp+)



Does the word "purge" scare you? What do you think that means?

I wouldn't want you to wet your pants reading the comments.

Posted by: jwest at March 07, 2016 12:56 PM (Zs4uk)

450 Heh, Morris.

Forgot all about him. BB must be of a certain age.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 07, 2016 12:56 PM (1xUj/)

451 Its sad that we're getting Bernie because the left controls the schools.
Its pathetic the GOP hasn't hung liberalism's failures on the Dems. I hope DeSouza's new film will inspire the GOP and Conservatives to indict the left for all their crimes against us.

Posted by: Iblis at March 07, 2016 12:56 PM (9221z)

452 Did congress approve Jimmy the bunny whisperers gift of the Panama canal?

Yes, the Senate assented to the The Torrijos-Carter Treaties in March of 78.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at March 07, 2016 12:56 PM (rwI+c)

453 So, what will be the fallout from DT using Sessions
for the Alabama 'win' and then verbally denying Sessions' immigration
plan? Sessions is old school and will probably be polite in the 'bless
your heart' sense, but, really, what could be the fallout.


Posted by: mustbequantum at March 07, 2016 12:44 PM (MIKMs)


This is what I've been wondering. He did it only a few days after getting Sessions' endorsements.


My theory is that Sessions was so desperate for something to be done
about immigration, and it is indeed a desperate situation, that he was
willing to take a risk with Trump. Unwise decision, IMO, and I'm sure
it's one he regrets. He must have felt quite embarrassed while watching
the debate.
Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 07, 2016 12:50 PM (L7t0A)

________


At least I am not the only one wondering about that. I'm pretty sure that there are other policy papers being posted on DT's site timed for endorsement.

Heh. Lindsay Graham brought out everyone from his state for Rubio and -- crickets.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 07, 2016 12:56 PM (MIKMs)

454 LDC

Correct. I was not specific enough. They can attend school but -

Likewise, the foreign worker must possess at least a bachelor's degree
or its equivalent and state licensure, if required to practice in that
field.



So they can go to school but they must already have a degree in their field and they can't use the intent to go to school as a reason to get an H1b. It is a work visa.

Generally, students with the intent of being students are on F or other visas.

The permission to attend school thing is a fairly recent court decision which illustrates once again that our immigration system is broken.

Why would the exceptionally talented go to school ? They should be far too busy doing exceptionally talented things for their employer.


Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 12:56 PM (f2BJl)

455 https://youtu.be/rYzXhE3vwNk

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 07, 2016 12:56 PM (bLnSU)

456 She's just not a good retail candidate, and that she's having trouble with Sanders...SANDERS...tells me there's a real window of opportunity here.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 07, 2016 12:50 PM (eytER)

Clinton's trouble with Sanders says more about where we are as a country than it does about Clinton.

I exercised self-control to stay out of a FB argument a few minutes ago, between a libertarian guy I know, and some liberal airhead in which he likened Bernie Sanders' platform to coercion and extortion. The airhead replied, "That 'coercion and extortion' you are talking about is called Democratic Socialism." She thought she won the argument.

But that's where we are as a people.

Posted by: Sambo at March 07, 2016 12:56 PM (CwNIZ)

457 jwest: You can leave them alive. Just hang them on lamp posts so that they can't write anymore.

Uhh. Almost-impressive recovery-spin attempt there.

Posted by: mindful webworker - one-handed applause at March 07, 2016 12:57 PM (gPTe0)

458 Unless you buy the farm at home, then Morris will feast on your carcass.

So will Fido, if he's trapped with no other food long enough. The difference is that the cat has just been waiting for a chance.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 07, 2016 12:57 PM (39g3+)

459 What he can legally do and what this putz may try to do are 2 different things. As Far as Gitmo goes I have heard no reliable info that he can or intends to close the Base in Cuba.



Still hasn't closed Gitmo the prison. After 7 years.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 07, 2016 12:58 PM (eDmrZ)

460 I wouldn't want you to wet your pants reading the comments.

Posted by: jwest at March 07, 2016 12:56 PM (Zs4uk)

You just get weirder and weirder, man. Get out a little more.

Posted by: troyriser at March 07, 2016 12:58 PM (UWlp+)

461 Posted by: jwest at March 07, 2016 12:41 PM (Zs4uk)

__________________________________

And then the Jews. Let's get the Jews too!

Posted by: NotCoach at March 07, 2016 12:58 PM (rsudF)

462 When your dog eats you, it's more with sadness than pleasure.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at March 07, 2016 12:58 PM (rwI+c)

463 joncelli: Can the CiC unilaterally abandon a military base without the consent of Congress[?]

It's always so cute when people naively talk like TFG is in any way constrained by law or the Legislative Branch.

Posted by: mindful webworker - hail the Emperor at March 07, 2016 12:59 PM (gPTe0)

464 Cruz or Trump. I'll vote for either one of them. The real enemy is Skankles and her minions.

Posted by: Soona at March 07, 2016 12:59 PM (Fmupd)

465 About the Disney case of H1-B replacement.

I'd really like to know how that is working out for Disney. The way that guy described it, he was one star software engineer, along with other 20-year men in the company. When he got summoned for The News, he was actually expecting a bonus.

There's no denying Disney is saving a mint on his foreign replacement, but I'm wondering just what they're getting. If they're getting something just as good for 1/3 the price, well hell -- wouldn't I do that, too?

On the other hand, I find it hard to imagine that these replacement software engineers are anywhere near as good as the old hands.

Does anyone know what's really going on? Disney has always relied on cutting-edge technology and imagination. Are they getting it now?

Posted by: iforgot at March 07, 2016 12:59 PM (5o5ek)

466 I have no idea how the statutory basis for H1Bs has changed, if at all, in the intervening time.
Posted by: rhomboid at March 07, 2016 12:41 PM (QDnY+)

Unless I am misremembering, we can lay the current H1B visa fackery at Teddy Kennedy's gouty feet. Most of the abysmal changes to our immigration laws were his handiwork.

Having spent my decades in IT. I can tell you how employers view foreign IT workers on such visas:

Biddable brown coding machines who cost way less than their American counterparts.

----
The reality:

People can't read or write English very well writing code that cannot be read and therefore cannot be supported by Americans. Zero initiative 99% of the time. The girl from India who sat in the cubicle behind mine for one sold year without doing any work because no one had time to handhold her through simple coding--i.e. break down the specs so she could understand them, help her access all the templates and libraries she would need, help her learn the expensive software required to use to code, etc. The KICKER: my boss was Indian and happened to speak her particular language--he just didn't have time to shepherd her. Second KICKER: once he became a supervisor, my boss only hired East Indians.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at March 07, 2016 12:59 PM (kXoT0)

467
So they can go to school but they must already have a degree in their field and they can't use the intent to go to school as a reason to get an H1b. It is a work visa.
Posted by: Mortimer



From what I googled up, it was a BA or higher, or 12 years of relevant work experience or a combination of the two on some sliding formula that's out there somewhere.

So, it would seem 12 years work and 0 college would get you in.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 07, 2016 01:00 PM (kdS6q)

468 No he won't Ghost... he will make deals that gibe with his own policy positions and we will be far worse off for it (and for it progressive policy been done under a Republican president).
Posted by: redbanzai at March 07, 2016 12:08 PM (OrI3J)

"His own policy positions" ARE conservative. This is on his site:
========
"When politicians talk about "immigration reform" they mean: amnesty, cheap labor and open border. The Schumer-Rubio immigration bill was nothing more than a giveaway to the corporate patrons who run both parties...
1. A nation without borders is not a nation. There must be a wall across the southern border.
2. Laws passed in accordance with our Constitutional system of government must be enforced.
3. Any immigration plan must improve jobs, wages and security for all Americans."
=======
"1. Tax relief for middle class Americans: In order to achieve the American dream, let people keep more money in their pockets and increase after-tax wages.
2. Simplify the tax code to reduce the headaches Americans face in preparing their taxes and let everyone keep more of their money."
=====
"The best social program has always been a job."
=====

What I've been trying to say is that Trump is our trojan horse, the same way Obama was the left's trojan horse. Obama laid out what he was going to do for anyone who cared to look, and Trump is doing the same thing.

His media persona is his media persona. It exists to suck oxygen out of the room. He says whatever will get him on the news. Regardless of that or how it makes you feel, the philosophy behind his campaign has been relentlessly pro-America and pro small, functional government.

And he hasn't even whipped out his ultimate Trump card:

"You're fired"

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 07, 2016 01:01 PM (xuouz)

469
chique d'afrique, always appreciate your perspective and mindset.

You say "My theory is that Sessions was so desperate for something to be done about immigration, and it is indeed a desperate situation, that he was willing to take a risk with Trump."

You may be right, we might never know, or Sessions might talk at some point.

But that there would be desperation that something be done about illegal immigration is plausible, and instructive. As, equally, is the evident insouciance about this fundamental crisis from nearly the entire political class, and many voters.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 07, 2016 01:01 PM (QDnY+)

470 The intent of the visa always gets run over by "exceptions" which result from prog judges and attorneys singing alien sob stories about how "unfair" the requirements are.

Again , the only point to the smoking shell of our immigration law seems to be to employ immigration attorneys.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 01:01 PM (f2BJl)

471 The attitude of Bernie supporters that its terrible other folks are getting rich off their work is just disgusting to me.

That guy that hired you gave you a job and paid you for your work. And he's the bad guy, now? He goes to work the same reason you do: to earn money. He doesn't owe you anything more than a fair wage for work done.

If someone does better than me, good for them, I hope I will some day, too. How does jealousy help anything?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 07, 2016 01:02 PM (39g3+)

472 Congrats on your anniversary, Moki. Marinedad and I have 31 years in. And I believe part of why we have been together so long is because I always make his sandwiches and vice a versa.

Posted by: marinemom at March 07, 2016 01:02 PM (ep6ak)

473 Uhh. Almost-impressive recovery-spin attempt there.

Posted by: mindful webworker - one-handed applause at March 07, 2016 12:57 PM (gPTe0)


Yeah, the lamp post thing wasn't an obvious Mussolini - Trump reference, it was me literally calling for the masses to rise up and hang New Republic writers to the death.

Very fucking perceptive.

We need a footnotes section to the comments so that the slower members have a way to keep up.

Posted by: jwest at March 07, 2016 01:02 PM (Zs4uk)

474 Peyton Manning retiring. He says his head is too big to further pursue a football career. He's think of becoming a space-alien.

Posted by: Soona at March 07, 2016 01:04 PM (Fmupd)

475

There's no denying Disney is saving a mint on his foreign replacement, but I'm wondering just what they're getting. If they're getting something just as good for 1/3 the price, well hell -- wouldn't I do that, too?


What they're getting is big bonus checks.

Too bad we can't replace the rat principals with cheap foreign labor. Then maybe a theme park ticket wouldn't cost more than a car payment.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 07, 2016 01:04 PM (LUgeY)

476 The tiger has gastric reflux from eating Little Black Sambo? He's not in the picture so he must be in the tiger!

*I denounce myself*

Posted by: torabora at March 07, 2016 01:04 PM (4G+qT)

477 It's getting lynchy in here. We need a fresh thread.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 07, 2016 01:04 PM (QlyN5)

478 We need a footnotes section to the comments so that the slower members have a way to keep up.
Posted by: jwest at March 07, 2016 01:02 PM (Zs4uk)

****


Wow. We are so.....not worthy.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 07, 2016 01:04 PM (jpJUu)

479 Important news of the day.

Naked woman is not found in this thread until now :

News headline : Naked woman dancing on top of big rig shuts down highway.


She has since been arrested, and is being evaluated for mental illness.





Carry on.

Posted by: Gordon Lastherder at March 07, 2016 01:04 PM (MIyiE)

480 Has anyone taken the pledge to swear to vote for Trump at one of his rallies?


#NotCreepy

Posted by: Dr Spank at March 07, 2016 01:05 PM (0vdts)

481 479 Important news of the day.

Naked woman is not found in this thread until now :

News headline : Naked woman dancing on top of big rig shuts down highway.


She has since been arrested, and is being evaluated for mental illness.





Carry on.

Posted by: Gordon Lastherder at March 07, 2016 01:04 PM (MIyiE)

Absolutely pointless without video.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 07, 2016 01:05 PM (QlyN5)

482 476 The tiger has gastric reflux from eating Little Black Sambo? He's not in the picture so he must be in the tiger!

*I denounce myself*
Posted by: torabora at March 07, 2016 01:04 PM (4G+qT)

He hasn't been eaten. He's here, in the comments section.

Posted by: Sambo at March 07, 2016 01:06 PM (CwNIZ)

483 So, it would seem 12 years work and 0 college would get you in.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix


That's why so many IT jobs dropped the bachelor's requirement. How you gonna check if Rajneesh worked for 8 years or 12 years in Mumbai?

*shrug*

Lawyers + big business + politically motivated immigration bureacracy = cheap labor

They will do whatever it takes.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 01:06 PM (f2BJl)

484 Cruz or Trump. I'll vote for either one of them. The real enemy is Skankles and her minions.
Posted by: Soona at March 07, 2016 12:59 PM (Fmupd)

Exactly. And for me, for my personal involvement in the campaign and political life after the fact, a Cruz campaign will just deepen the lines that already exist, and play directly into the democrats hands by taking up the standard of "icky evil evangelical Republican" that they've typecast us in on netflix and HBO for the last 20 years.

Trump blows everything up. The positive of this is that it destroys the carefully cultivated kabuki theater of the left, their rigged cultural and sociopolitical game, by refusing to put on the costume.

The downside is that everything blows up.

I'm ready for fireworks.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 07, 2016 01:06 PM (xuouz)

485 I have to laugh at all sides that say that Cruz is "unlikeable". So who is likeable??

Boehner, McConnel, McCain, Graham, Pelosi, Reid, and Mr. Aloof President Obama?

It isn't about likeability and never was.

Posted by: Cheri at March 07, 2016 01:07 PM (oiNtH)

486
News headline : Naked woman dancing on top of big rig shuts down highway.


She has since been arrested, and is being evaluated for mental illness.





Carry on.

Posted by: Gordon Lastherder at March 07, 2016 01:04 PM (MIyiE)

Absolutely pointless without video.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 07, 2016 01:05 PM (QlyN5)


Oh... crap...

/calls Girlfriend who just happens to be a Long Haul Trucker...

Posted by: Don Q. at March 07, 2016 01:07 PM (RK8AH)

487 It strikes me as amazingly ignorant and foolish to compare Trump to Mussolini. He's more like the early 20th century GOP candidates: big business types elected who are massive cronies to their friends.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 07, 2016 01:07 PM (39g3+)

488 Has anyone taken the pledge to swear to vote for Trump at one of his rallies?
#NotCreepy
Posted by: Dr Spank at March 07, 2016 01:05 PM (0vdts)

Has anyone seen the video of Ted Cruz forcing his daughter to hug and kiss him for the cameras?

#NotCreepy

See how underhanded and bullshit that is? Not fun is it?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 07, 2016 01:07 PM (xuouz)

489
Kevin D. Williamson

How about this for a compromise? I write what I want, and you f--- right off?



Rubio fanboi KDW getting the sadz.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 07, 2016 01:07 PM (kdS6q)

490 Absolutely pointless without video.


The juicy bits were pixilated out. You'll have to use your imagination. KHOU

Posted by: Gordon Lastherder at March 07, 2016 01:08 PM (MIyiE)

491 Absolutely pointless without video.>>>

No loss since in the video she looks like a big black rectangle with a head and legs.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at March 07, 2016 01:09 PM (XtAzU)

492 ICYMI, Ted raised $1.5M after Super Saturday and $12M last month. Average donation last month was $52. That's what a surge looks like.

Posted by: Y-not (@moxiemom) at March 07, 2016 01:10 PM (t5zYU)

493
See how underhanded and bullshit that is? Not fun is it?

*fistbump Gok*

How's things at work?

Any news?

Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 01:10 PM (f2BJl)

494 The juicy bits were pixilated out.


Gah! Pixellation is so hypocritical.

Naked and Afraid! You'll watch because naked is interesting. Oh, but we'll pixellate out the naked because naked is bad.

You should be ashamed of yourself.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 07, 2016 01:10 PM (1xUj/)

495 485 I have to laugh at all sides that say that Cruz is "unlikeable". So who is likeable??

Boehner, McConnel, McCain, Graham, Pelosi, Reid, and Mr. Aloof President Obama?

It isn't about likeability and never was.
Posted by: Cheri at March 07, 2016 01:07 PM (oiNtH)

Agreed. Same goes for the commentary that he looks odd, or unattractive.

For lack of something substantive to criticize him about they level these inane and meaningless statements. Almost none of the people that I have great respect for are particularly good looking, and they absolutely have folks that don't like them. But they have honesty, integrity, and a strong work ethic.

Posted by: Sambo at March 07, 2016 01:11 PM (CwNIZ)

496 News headline : Naked woman dancing on top of big rig shuts down highway.

Release the mudflaps jokes!

Posted by: The guy that makes mudflaps jokes at March 07, 2016 01:11 PM (326rv)

497 If someone does better than me, good for them, I hope I will some day, too. How does jealousy help anything?
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 07, 2016 01:02 PM (39g3+)

It would be wrong to think animosity towards multi-national corporations is solely fueled by class envy. There reallyis a class of powerful elites that exercises undue influence in all aspects of ournational life, and which also promotes policies, programsand legislation intended to preserve its own interests and advance its own agenda at the expense of all others.

For example, what we on the right call the GOP Establishment is essentially a relatively small coterie of big money donors and the Republican politicians they hold in thrall.From what I can see, the GOPe is not appreciably different from its Progressive counterpart.

Posted by: troyriser at March 07, 2016 01:11 PM (UWlp+)

498 News headline : Naked woman dancing on top of big rig shuts down highway. She has since been arrested, and is being evaluated for mental illness.



Whose bitch this is??

Posted by: rickb223 at March 07, 2016 01:11 PM (eDmrZ)

499 487 " It strikes me as amazingly ignorant and foolish to compare Trump to Mussolini...."


Kind of like how the New York right wing writers do?

Posted by: jwest at March 07, 2016 01:12 PM (Zs4uk)

500 That guy that hired you gave you a job and paid you for your work.
------------

Ah. I don't think Bernie ever really had that experience.

By all accounts, all that he has done is picked up Leftist cant at the Univ. of Chicago. He finally managed to parlay that in a job as Mayor of Burlington, and he's fed at the public trough ever since.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 07, 2016 01:12 PM (RrDm2)

501 Regardless of that or how it makes you feel, the philosophy behind his campaign has been relentlessly pro-America and pro small, functional government.
Posted by: Ghost of kari

That may be the philosophy as it has been rolled out but whether this is his TRUE philosophy waits to be seen as with any other politician.

Posted by: Cheri at March 07, 2016 01:12 PM (oiNtH)

502 So, 3 primaries tomorrow, 130ish delegates. Polling is sketchy but it looks like 3 Trump victories.

Haven't looked at how delegates are distributed yet.

The main take is, Rubio and Kasich are helping Trump stay ahead of Cruz.

Or do you peeps see something different?

Posted by: Meremortal at March 07, 2016 01:12 PM (3myMJ)

503
>>>jwest: You can leave them alive. Just hang them on lamp posts so that they can't write anymore.
Uhh. Almost-impressive recovery-spin attempt there.
Posted by: mindful webworker - one-handed applause at March 07, 2016 12:57 PM (gPTe0)<<<





He must have meant hung up... like on the phone. Yeah, that's the ticket.

Posted by: Cankles! at March 07, 2016 01:12 PM (H9MG5)

504 See how underhanded and bullshit that is? Not fun is it?

Don't get defensive about some politician somewhere who doesn't even give a crap if you exist. And I don't mean Trump I mean any politician, as a general statement for everyone.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 07, 2016 01:12 PM (39g3+)

505 It isn't about likeability and never was.
Posted by: Cheri at March 07, 2016 01:07 PM (oiNtH)

Yeah, some of them are willing to throw the entire country under the bus for the sake of collegiality.

They weren't put in there to hang out.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 07, 2016 01:12 PM (Itgns)

506 See how underhanded and bullshit that is? Not fun is it?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane


Totally not bothered.


Trump did tell a heckler at an event today to "Go home to mommy, tell her to tuck you in", which I thought was fun.

Posted by: Dr Spank at March 07, 2016 01:13 PM (0vdts)

507
It strikes me as amazingly ignorant and foolish to compare Trump to
Mussolini. He's more like the early 20th century GOP candidates: big
business types elected who are massive cronies to their friends.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 07, 2016 01:07 PM (39g3+)
_________
Good call. Would DT be 'cross of gold' or 'chicken in every pot' type?
Yes, I am cynical about DT.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 07, 2016 01:13 PM (MIKMs)

508 Naked woman dancing on top of big rig ...
----------

Oh, what the ONT would do with that...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 07, 2016 01:13 PM (RrDm2)

509 My guesses for Senators who might endorse Cruz this week: Sasse, Lee, and Risch (ID, Heritage Action scorecard 91%).

Posted by: Y-not (@moxiemom) at March 07, 2016 01:14 PM (t5zYU)

510 Mort, in 15 minutes I'm going in for a 1 on 1 with the VP. I just asked him for it at lunch.

So I'll let you know after that.

Or maybe not being on the HQ all day while at work will be a condition for my continued employment.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 07, 2016 01:14 PM (xuouz)

511 It would be wrong to think animosity towards multi-national corporations is solely fueled by class envy.

But all Sanders voters are solely fueled by class envy.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 07, 2016 01:14 PM (39g3+)

512 Bold guess for the fourth endorsement: Marco Rubio.

Posted by: Y-not (@moxiemom) at March 07, 2016 01:15 PM (t5zYU)

513
Trump did tell a heckler at an event today to "Go home to mommy, tell her to tuck you in", which I thought was fun.
Posted by: Dr Spank



If I were running for President:

"Go home to mommy, tell her to mail me my watch. I dropped it behind the headboard."


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 07, 2016 01:15 PM (kdS6q)

514
LDC, thanks for keeping up with these things so the rest of us don't have to (the Williamson thing).

He's a talented wordsmith but taking Rubio at all seriously pretty much beclowns him. Then again, the country wouldn't be where it is if there weren't significant numbers of people taking Rubio seriously as in any way fit for higher office. Reflects the general, and dramatic, decline.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 07, 2016 01:15 PM (QDnY+)

515 Are all of the other 'ettes accounted for? Some gal is living the dream in Houston, dancing naked on top of a semi. http://tinyurl.com/zjuye5m

Posted by: no good deed at March 07, 2016 01:15 PM (GgxVX)

516 The main take is, Rubio and Kasich are helping Trump stay ahead of Cruz.

Or do you peeps see something different?
Posted by: Meremortal
-------------

I can not imagine Rubio or Kasich supporters going to Trump, but what do I know?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 07, 2016 01:15 PM (RrDm2)

517 Don't get defensive about some politician somewhere who doesn't even
give a crap if you exist. And I don't mean Trump I mean any politician,
as a general statement for everyone.


Excellent advice.

GoK has enough on his plate right now to worry about.

But it's gonna work out good for you bro, I have no doubt!

Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 01:15 PM (f2BJl)

518 Lawyers + big business + politically motivated immigration bureacracy = cheap labor

They will do whatever it takes.
Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 01:06 PM (f2BJl)

The other trick with H1B visas is this one:

While in Atlanta there was a young Inidan man on our team, he was very sharp, etc. His wife was going to med school, Emory, I think. They were both from the Brahmin class and from well to do families. He was a fiend for making friends and contacts--he was very open about it. Once his wife graduated and she moved onto her residency, he was going to go back to India for a year and set up an outsourcing firm and he would no longer be a programmer. They planned to live in the States and get citizenship, but, with an outsourcing firm in India, then all their travel to India would be paid for by the company and tax deductible, etc.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at March 07, 2016 01:16 PM (kXoT0)

519

Painting subtitle: Cocaine Kitteh.

I bet he hasn't blinked in ten minutes.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 07, 2016 01:16 PM (LUgeY)

520 For lack of something substantive to criticize him about they level these inane and meaningless statements. Almost none of the people that I have great respect for are particularly good looking, and they absolutely have folks that don't like them. But they have honesty, integrity, and a strong work ethic.
Posted by: Sambo

Well said. If we are only to judge by looks, personality, and dress, then the entire Congress is a pack of howler monkeys on their best day. My apologies to howler monkeys.

Posted by: Cheri at March 07, 2016 01:16 PM (oiNtH)

521 He's more like the early 20th century GOP candidates: big business types elected who are massive cronies to their friends.


Trump doesn't seem to have any friends so this may not be an issue.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 07, 2016 01:17 PM (8ZskC)

522 Same goes for the commentary that he looks odd, or unattractive.

Sadly, it does matter. We like our presidents to be handsome and charming. And Ace is absolutely right when he points out that Cruz isn't reaching people where they live. He needs a lot more Trump in his delivery, but his strategy is to reach out to the GOP voters who stayed home last election (a couple million) to put him over the top.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 07, 2016 01:17 PM (39g3+)

523 So, 3 primaries tomorrow, 130ish delegates. Polling is sketchy but it looks like 3 Trump victories.

Haven't looked at how delegates are distributed yet.

The main take is, Rubio and Kasich are helping Trump stay ahead of Cruz.

Or do you peeps see something different?

Posted by: Meremortal at March 07, 2016 01:12 PM (3myMJ)


4 Contest tomorrow. 2 open. 2 closed. All proportional. 150 delegates up for grabs.

Cruz is predicted to win 2 and Trump 2.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 07, 2016 01:17 PM (WVsWD)

524 I can not imagine Rubio or Kasich supporters going to Trump, but what do I know?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 07, 2016 01:15 PM (RrDm2)
------------------------

I can imagine them going to Cruz, the only guy now who can beat Trump.

Posted by: iforgot at March 07, 2016 01:18 PM (5o5ek)

525 Are all of the other 'ettes accounted for? Some gal is living the dream in Houston, dancing naked on top of a semi. http://tinyurl.com/zjuye5m
Posted by: no good deed at March 07, 2016 01:15 PM (GgxVX)

Am here in Tulsa per usual, but, the 15th through the 20th, I will be in Seattle, though, I doubt that I make the news.

I do have a bipolar cousin who in one of her manic episodes walked naked through downtown Omaha. Maybe Peyton saw her and it stuck with him. She is very pretty and well built.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at March 07, 2016 01:19 PM (kXoT0)

526 Tomorrow we find out if the momentum is really momentum or just a post-dicksize bump.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 07, 2016 01:19 PM (2PHKP)

527 I do have a bipolar cousin who in one of her manic
episodes walked naked through downtown Omaha. Maybe Peyton saw her and
it stuck with him. She is very pretty and well built.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at March 07, 2016 01:19 PM (kXoT0)

Do you have pics? For science, I mean.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 07, 2016 01:20 PM (2PHKP)

528 A tiger? In Africa?

Posted by: a british officer missing a leg at March 07, 2016 01:20 PM (WOyz5)

529 I do have a bipolar cousin who in one of her manic episodes walked naked through downtown Omaha. She is very pretty and well built.


I trust that you've already told her about this fine blog.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 07, 2016 01:21 PM (8ZskC)

530

Hi Sherry Mc. Hope all is well with you after Friday's news.

Prayers up.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 07, 2016 01:21 PM (LUgeY)

531 Sadly, it does matter. We like our presidents to be handsome and charming. And Ace is absolutely right when he points out that Cruz isn't reaching people where they live. He needs a lot more Trump in his delivery, but his strategy is to reach out to the GOP voters who stayed home last election (a couple million) to put him over the top.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 07, 2016 01:17 PM (39g3+)

I agree it matters. But since there is absolutely nothing to be done about the way the man looks, what business do opinion makers who are ostensibly on our side of the argument have pointing it out to others? "you know, I would support Cruz, but his nose is kind of pinched...." does nothing to help.

Posted by: Sambo at March 07, 2016 01:21 PM (CwNIZ)

532
I can not imagine Rubio or Kasich supporters going to Trump
Posted by: Mike Hammer

I can imagine them going to Cruz
Posted by: iforgot



A number of analysis were seeing movement from Rubio to Cruz this last week as Dondi's campaign hit the black ice.

Kasich seems to holding, perhaps even strengthening in some of the blue states in the race for meaningless 2nd.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 07, 2016 01:21 PM (kdS6q)

533 I do have a bipolar cousin who in one of her manic episodes walked naked through downtown Omaha.

Is she doing better? I hope someone found her and covered her up, took her somewhere safe.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 07, 2016 01:21 PM (39g3+)

534
Better pics. here.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jl4sltj

She looks like an offensive tackle for the Houston Oilers.

Posted by: Gordon Lastherder at March 07, 2016 01:22 PM (MIyiE)

535 Trump doesn't seem to have any friends so this may not be an issue.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 07, 2016 01:17 PM (8ZskC)

Click my nick.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 07, 2016 01:22 PM (xuouz)

536 I can imagine them going to Cruz, the only guy now who can beat Trump.

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

Cruz is likely in the enviable position of being most voters #2 (if not their #1) with those voters refusing to even consider a #3 or 4.

We'll see if that plays out to his benefit.

Posted by: SH at March 07, 2016 01:22 PM (gmeXX)

537 She looks like an offensive tackle for the Houston Oilers.
Posted by: Gordon Lastherder at March 07, 2016 01:22 PM (MIyiE)

Fat and OLD

glad you saved me a click.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 07, 2016 01:22 PM (xuouz)

538
Ace is awake, y'all.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at March 07, 2016 01:23 PM (LUgeY)

539 Based on a lot of anti-Cruz comments, you'd think we were trying to hire People Magazine's next Mr. Sexy to read us bed time stories, not President.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 07, 2016 01:23 PM (2PHKP)

540 I have to admit this election season has been very entertaining and interesting, as opposed to the sheer misery and awfulness of the last few. I really didn't expect Rubio to go anywhere but up and he cratered. I do think that rant against Trump ultimately did him more harm than good.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 07, 2016 01:23 PM (39g3+)

541 Ace is awake.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 07, 2016 01:23 PM (kTF2Z)

542 The naked chick on the semi appears to weigh 300 pounds and have aggressively unshaved pits, based on a picture I saw on Twitter.

Posted by: Ian S. at March 07, 2016 01:23 PM (KUTP5)

543 Do you have pics? For science, I mean.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 07, 2016 01:20 PM (2PHKP)

Nope. I can laugh and post about it, but, my bipolar cousins were a very big trial to the family, particularly our Grandmother, who was not a prude. It's just that crazy takes a toll on a family.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at March 07, 2016 01:24 PM (kXoT0)

544 I do have a bipolar cousin who in one of her manic episodes walked naked through downtown Omaha. Maybe Peyton saw her and it stuck with him. She is very pretty and well built.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil
-----------------

A roommate of mine had a cousin stop by to visit. I wasn't there at the time. He went to do something in a another part of the house, when he came back, her clothes were on the floor. He found her next door at a 7-11, where they had already called the police. She wound up in the mental ward.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 07, 2016 01:24 PM (RrDm2)

545 I can imagine them going to Cruz, the only guy now who can beat Trump.

Posted by: iforgot at March 07, 2016 01:18 PM (5o5ek)

I got this! We're on my turf now! Winners never quit and quitters never win! I'll moida the bum! Top 'o the world 'ma! *assumes karate stance* Hyaaa! Ha! Ki-Yaiiii!

Posted by: John 'Kamikaze' Kasich, Ace Political Strategist at March 07, 2016 01:25 PM (UWlp+)

546 My Liberal Hillary-supporting wife loathes Ted Cruz more than Donald Trump because he's a "Bible thumper", apparently. Her biggest issue is gay rights, and fears that Ted Cruz would outlaw gay marriage. She can't stand my support for Cruz... We don't talk politics much :-)

Posted by: Pyrocles at March 07, 2016 01:26 PM (fVOPU)

547 So who is likeable??

Boehner, McConnel, McCain, Graham, Pelosi, Reid, and Mr. Aloof President Obama?

It isn't about likeability and never was.
Posted by: Cheri at March 07, 2016 01:07 PM (oiNtH)
--------------------

McConnell, McCain, Reid, and Pelosi aren't about likeability; they've been around so long they're about incumbency or the character of the electorate.

Your example of Obama completely wins the argument against Cruz -- Obama is all about charisma, not character or substance. That he won TWICE is a testament to the power of these things.

Of course I like Cruz's conservatism, but I worry about his punchable face.

Posted by: iforgot at March 07, 2016 01:26 PM (5o5ek)

548 Kevin D. Williamson

How about this for a compromise? I write what I want, and you f--- right off?



You mad, Bro?

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at March 07, 2016 01:26 PM (rwI+c)

549 I got this! We're on my turf now! Winners never quit and quitters never win! I'll moida the bum! Top 'o the world 'ma! *assumes karate stance* Hyaaa! Ha! Ki-Yaiiii!

Posted by: John 'Kamikaze' Kasich, Ace Political Strategist at March 07, 2016 01:25 PM (UWlp+)

Yes, John, we know you want to be the VEEP. Don't call us, we'll call you.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at March 07, 2016 01:26 PM (kXoT0)

550 After tomorrow there will be 11 contest left that are proportional.

IMO neither Katsup or Rubes will drop out. They are in until the bunker falls.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 07, 2016 01:26 PM (WVsWD)

551 It doesn't matter what Bernie says because SNL says Republicans are all racists
Ha ha ha

Posted by: Liv Millenial at March 07, 2016 01:26 PM (k8tEg)

552 Listening to Peyton's long farewell. He's crying.

Posted by: Lincolntf at March 07, 2016 01:26 PM (2cS/G)

553 Speaking of punchable faces.... Garrison Keilor. But also incredibly likeable.

Posted by: Sambo at March 07, 2016 01:28 PM (CwNIZ)

554 Of course I like Cruz's conservatism, but I worry about his punchable face.

Posted by: iforgot at March 07, 2016 01:26 PM (5o5ek)

Same here. I voted for him in OK's primary, but, his face, unfortunately, has a built-in sneer. It's not his fault and not his character, but, his face at rest is unattractive. Trump's face is not his friend either, but, his flamboyance overcomes it.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at March 07, 2016 01:28 PM (kXoT0)

555 My Liberal Hillary-supporting wife loathes Ted Cruz more than Donald Trump because he's a "Bible thumper", apparently. Her biggest issue is gay rights, and fears that Ted Cruz would outlaw gay marriage. She can't stand my support for Cruz... We don't talk politics much :-)
Posted by: Pyrocles at March 07, 2016 01:26 PM (fVOPU)

Serious question and no disrespect to Mrs. Pyrocles, how does she square all of Hillz criminality? BTW, does she realize that both Hillz and BJ only came to the gay rights side of the argument when it became obvious that the Supremes were going to make it legal?

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at March 07, 2016 01:31 PM (kXoT0)

556 Better pics. here.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jl4sltj

She looks like an offensive tackle for the Houston Oilers.



Clicking through the twitter pics upthread there are some unpixellated versions.

Not a centerfold, but I'd rather see the thing than the boxes.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 07, 2016 01:32 PM (1xUj/)

557 She doesn't believe anything about Hillary's criminality. She listens exclusively to NPR, and believes anything negative I've heard about Hillary just comes from my right-wing "propaganda" Web sites.

555

Serious question and no disrespect to Mrs. Pyrocles, how does she
square all of Hillz criminality? BTW, does she realize that both Hillz
and BJ only came to the gay rights side of the argument when it became
obvious that the Supremes were going to make it legal?

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at March 07, 2016 01:31 PM (kXoT0)

Posted by: Pyrocles at March 07, 2016 01:34 PM (fVOPU)

558 Operating under the assumption that both Trump and Cruz are anti estab Candidates, it makes sense for both to stay in the race. For as long as people keep throwing money their way.

I can see Rubes coming close to the 400 Delegate count if he stays in all the way. If between Rubes and Katsup they can keep both Trump and Cruz
away from the 1237 number, look for the deals making to begin.

That is if the Ticket doesn't end up being Trump/Cruz as some keep predicting.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 07, 2016 01:34 PM (WVsWD)

559 Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 07, 2016 01:01 PM (xuouz)


Cheap foreign labor benefits Trump too... he has said he doesn't intend to change that not matter what his website says.




Why do you insist on refusing to take the man at his word?




And why do you insist that it is a "underhanded and bullshit" to point out Trump's actual words and actual action?

Posted by: redbanzai at March 07, 2016 01:35 PM (OrI3J)

560 Any velvet reprints?

Posted by: Oopso Facto at March 07, 2016 01:37 PM (FtrY1)

561 New thread

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at March 07, 2016 01:37 PM (kXoT0)

562 Nope. I can laugh and post about it, but, my bipolar cousins were a very big trial to the family, particularly our Grandmother, who was not a prude. It's just that crazy takes a toll on a family.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at March 07, 2016 01:24 PM (kXoT0)

I had a roommate who turned out to be bipolar and it was exhausting just living with her for a few months. One day when she was in a manic state she threw her little 9 in TV out the window into the street and it came close to hitting a little kid who was walking past the house. She would back me into a corner and talk breathlessly about - well, I didn't know. She made no damn sense.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 07, 2016 01:39 PM (u0lmX)

563 They planned to live in the States and get citizenship, but, with an
outsourcing firm in India, then all their travel to India would be paid
for by the company and tax deductible, etc.



No slam on the guy, he sounds like a go-getter.

Certain advantages that do not exist for most Americans are baked in the cake for visa holders , however.


Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 01:40 PM (f2BJl)

564 redbanzai,


You are wrong.

H1b visa holders CAN'T go to college. By LAW.


Hate Trump all you like but you are convincing no one by arguing an untruth.


Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 12:23 PM (f2BJl)

Mort... go watch the debate tape. You. Are. Wrong.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 07, 2016 01:41 PM (OrI3J)

565 Read the transcript.

You are wrong.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 01:54 PM (f2BJl)

566 And obnoxious.

Posted by: Mortimer at March 07, 2016 01:56 PM (f2BJl)

567 http://acecomments.mu.nu/?blog=86&post=362001#c24952378

First warning jwest. Knock that shit off

Posted by: Dave in Texas at March 07, 2016 01:57 PM (Lz/sK)

568 I'd suggest we all go and demonstrate at the Convention but hell, it's in Cleveland so fuck that. Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 07, 2016 02:23 PM (mw8Dm)

569 #487 Trouble with your analysis, Trump is a Big Business type without any friends.

Posted by: torabora at March 07, 2016 03:06 PM (4G+qT)

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