Overnight Open Thread (3-7-2016)

Thought for the Day: F*cking Foxnews.com and their goddamn auto-refresh and auto-play videos. Thanks to this I can no longer ever leave Foxnews open in a browser tab. Why would a business choose to deliberately drive viewers away from their web site like this?

Quote of the Day I

"But those who survived the purges hailed Stalin as a supreme genius,"

-- The New York Times in a near hagiological obituary for Josef Stalin in 1953

Quote of the Day II

Because calling him a rapist makes white, upper-class women feel good about themselves, and making white, upper-class women feel good about themselves is the supreme value in our society today, especially at expensive private schools.

-- Glenn Reynolds

Quote of the Day III

His stubbornness was an art form. The Great Santini did what he did, when he wanted to do it, and woe to the man who got in his way. Once I introduced my father before he gave a speech to an Atlanta audience. I said at the end of the introduction, "My father decided to go into the Marine Corps on the day he discovered his IQ was the temperature of this room".

My father rose to the podium, stared down at the audience, and said without skipping a beat, "My God, it's hot in here! It must be at least 180 degrees".

Here is how my father appeared to me as a boy. He came from a race of giants and demi-gods from a mythical land known as Chicago. He married the most beautiful girl ever to come crawling out of the poor and lowborn south, and there were times when I thought we were being raised by Zeus and Athena.

After Happy Hour my father would drive his car home at a hundred miles an hour to see his wife and seven children. He would get out of his car, a strapping flight jacketed matinee idol, and walk toward his house, his knuckles dragging along the ground, his shoes stepping on and killing small animals in his slouching amble toward the home place.

My sister, Carol, stationed at the door, would call out, "Godzilla's home!" and we seven children would scamper toward the door to watch his entry.

The door would be flung open and the strongest Marine aviator on earth would shout, "Stand by for a fighter pilot!"

He would then line his seven kids up against the wall and say,

"Who's the greatest of them all?"
"You are, O Great Santini, you are."
"Who knows all, sees all, and hears all?"
"You do, O Great Santini, you do."

We were not in the middle of a normal childhood, yet none of us were sure since it was the only childhood we would ever have.

-- from Pat Conroy's eulogy for his father, Colonel Don 'the Great Santini' Conroy. Pat Conroy died last week at age 70.

Mr. T Sweetly Remembers Nancy Reagan

When I got invited to the White House to meet Ronald Reagan in 1983. Nancy Reagan was campaigning to get kids to say no to drugs, and they heard about me going round schools telling kids to stay away from drugs. It was a real honour for a black kid from the ghetto who grew up on welfare.
I mourn the death of First Lady Nancy Reagan, who was Very Special to me...

- Mr. T (@MrT) March 7, 2016

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Pope Francis Says 'It is a Social Fact' That Europe is Seeing an 'Arab Invasion' and That's a Good Thing

Pope Francis referred to an 'Arab invasion' when he was recalling the moments of mass migration to Europe in history, according the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano.

'Today we can talk about an Arab invasion. It is a social fact,' he told his audience.

The pope went on to explain that the arrival of migrants, predominantly from Syria and Iraq, should be seen from a wider perspective in time and impact.

He insisted Europe will 'go forward and find itself enhanced by the exchange among cultures.'

Speaking proudly of Europe, the Pope declared that the continent 'can bring about a certain unity to the world.'

Sigh. I'm sure that the Pope is a nice man personally but he's also a naïve fool when it comes to world and economic affairs. And influential fools get people killed.

How Sweden Has Prevented Swedes From Talking About the Refugee Problem

Social Justice Expert Warns Employers That #BlackLivesMatter May Be Coming to Your Offices Soon

At Fortune Magazine, one educator foresees the Black Lives Matter movement cropping up in workplaces across the nation. Adia Harvey Wingfield is a professor of sociology at St. Louis' Washington University, specializing in "research that examines how race, gender, and class affect social processes at work." She begins her piece with a defense of BLM tactics, casting aside any accusations regarding the suppression of free speech and defending the idea of disrupting institutional racism while defending an unwillingness to engage in dialogue with those who offend them.

Well except that unlike universities which have become playpens for overgrown children businesses won't tolerate people trespassing, disrupting their operations, or assaulting employees.

There's PC and Then There's Women in Combat Levels of Political Correctness

Women shouldn't have to follow icky military regulations - not when it interferes with following their bliss, or their feels in general. And they get Congressional cover for that (emphasis ours): "Congresswoman Chellie Pingree has asked the U.S. Marine Corps top official to review rules she feels discriminates against female recruits who have tattoos." The girl in question has a gaudy "collar" containing an insipid aphorism, and even though tattoos that show in uniform are banned, and even though the girl got the tattoo after she knew she wanted to join up, Pingree (D-ME) and this Unique and Special SnowflakeT believe that the USMC should adjust to them. (She could get the tattoo removed but that would cost her money, and anyway, the downsizing Marines should be glad to bump another kid for her, because she's special).

And not learning from the Israeli example:

Rarely mentioned, if at all, as some U.S. military leaders, mostly civilians, advocate putting women in front-line, ground combat units, is that for the foreseeable future our ground and special forces will be fighting militant Muslims. As I learned from my work with the Israeli Navy, the Israelis are reluctant to have women engage in tactical operations because: 1) Muslim men do not surrender to women; 2) men get killed trying to save women; and 3) the "treatment" of women combatants captured by Muslims.

Unfortunately, many of our political leaders have no understanding of the "real world."

Ted Cruz's Face and the Duchenne Smile

cruzface34

Madonna Left 'Utterly Bereft' After Conceding Defeat in Bitter Custody fight with Guy Ritchie Over Son Rocco

I kinda feel bad for her but Rocco is a 15 year old boy and probably needs his father and a bit of independence at this moment in his life more than seeing her every day.

roccoguy23

Gunman Escapes on Hoverboard in Glide-by shooting

The 7 Canonical Boob Shapes

As defined by Cosmo and top boob scientists at the Institute for Breast Studies.

Warning: contains NSFW sketches.

The Yahoo AoSHQ group - it's got electrolytes and shit.

And my twitter thang.

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1 First!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 07, 2016 11:23 PM (OQ9R7)

2 G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1) (T) at March 07, 2016 11:23 PM (OQ9R7)

3 Oh God, an ONT!

Think I just spooged my shorts.

Posted by: Bernie Sanders (S-Whitest State In The Union) at March 07, 2016 11:24 PM (o+SC1)

4 Yo...

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 07, 2016 11:24 PM (IytJj)

5 desock

Posted by: JEM at March 07, 2016 11:24 PM (o+SC1)

6 Slap! Thought tou went to bed?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 07, 2016 11:25 PM (ucDmr)

7 Maet's kinda cussy esta noche.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 07, 2016 11:25 PM (IytJj)

8 woot woot ONT baby

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 07, 2016 11:26 PM (voOPb)

9 Why would a business deliberately drive viewers away from their web site like this?

Posted by: hot air at March 07, 2016 11:26 PM (WOyz5)

10 Now don't you morons wish you had bought XLE at $55 when I told you to?

Posted by: gp at March 07, 2016 11:26 PM (mk9aG)

11 hi all

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at March 07, 2016 11:27 PM (R5HRU)

12 MH: How's things?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 07, 2016 11:27 PM (ucDmr)

13 The Ultimate Tool of White Supremacy and Colonialism? Mini-Sombreros

The Bowdoin College's student government will purge themselves of eeevil oppressors for the sin of... attending a party where some people wore novelty mini-sombreros.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=11297

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 07, 2016 11:27 PM (vBeA5)

14 I don't know what's up with Cruz'a smile. Or expressions.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 07, 2016 11:28 PM (IytJj)

15 thathalfrican how are you?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 07, 2016 11:28 PM (ucDmr)

16 those Germans who survived Hitler thought he was peachy, too



Posted by: Major Kong at March 07, 2016 11:29 PM (/542q)

17 fair my dude, how about you?

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at March 07, 2016 11:29 PM (R5HRU)

18 A-lo-ha!

Posted by: cthulhu at March 07, 2016 11:29 PM (EzgxV)

19 So Madonna lost custody of her son. She's probably despondant that he will be heterosexual now.

Posted by: Darth Randall at March 07, 2016 11:30 PM (6n332)

20 18: still on the right side of the dirt. so, i got that going for me.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 07, 2016 11:30 PM (ucDmr)

21 Mr. T.

Don't know about that tweet. But he was a big anti-drug force in the 1980s.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 07, 2016 11:30 PM (IytJj)

22 Tear Drop and Bell Shape have a big Venn diagram overlap. Everyone above a certain size is asymmetrical.

Boobehs are important. This article is superficial.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 07, 2016 11:31 PM (1xUj/)

23 8 Maet's kinda cussy esta noche.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 07, 2016 11:25 PM (IytJj)

Mrs. MH giggled about Maets pissyness. I told her she should maybe take him a sammich & a beer

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 07, 2016 11:31 PM (voOPb)

24 NYTimes is trying to find a way to combat free loaders who block advertisements served to them by the NYTimes when readers go there to read news on the NYTimes websites.

This won't be a problem for me because I don't read the NYTimes.

So I say to the editors at the NYTimes, "Good luck with that."

Posted by: Gordon Lastherder at March 07, 2016 11:31 PM (4z0We)

25 Let us give thanks to Maet, who once again has deigned to protect us from Yoko and Lena. May this protection last over this night and every night.

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at March 07, 2016 11:31 PM (sOhww)

26 Nothing is important. Especially epistemological nonsense about glaciers. Come back when you have teleological evidence!

Posted by: FinalArbiterOfReality at March 07, 2016 11:31 PM (88ma+)

27 "But those who survived the purges hailed Stalin as a supreme genius,"

-- The New York Times in a 1953 near hagiological obituary for Josef Stalin

*sigh*

I really recommend the "Red Empire" documentary on youtube (originally done in '91.) Robert Conquest is the presenter and his book "The Great Terror" is a great read on the Stalinist period. Although "Great" is subjective. It is a massive crime that does not even get a tenth of the attention it deserves.

In the documentary he points out that his initial estimates for lives lost due to the famines and purges was on the order of 40 million lives lost. Soviet historians during the old days criticized him for inflating his numbers. Later, they criticized him for his numbers falling short.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 07, 2016 11:31 PM (iHjB5)

28 Heard a Pat Conroy interview on the radio today.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 07, 2016 11:32 PM (FkBIv)

29 one educator foresees the Black Lives Matter movement cropping up in workplaces across the nation.

Not here. You need to be employed to get in.

Posted by: t-bird at March 07, 2016 11:32 PM (Z58Xa)

30 Cosmo, I saw 13 types of boobage on my way home today. Somebody got a short cup.

Posted by: Pecan Scandi at March 07, 2016 11:32 PM (tX/E7)

31 Maet to the rescue!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor, somewhere between wide and side-set at March 07, 2016 11:32 PM (bardA)

32 Speaking proudly of Europe, the Pope declared that the continent 'can bring about a certain unity to the world.'

Maybe someone should show that nitwit the rape statistics for Swedan. Or maybe he just wouldn't care, because "diversity" trumps everything else.
I never thought I would refer to a pope as a dumb fu**er, but facts are facts. The wrong guy retired.

Posted by: Caitlin Jenner at March 07, 2016 11:33 PM (SXU3d)

33 to hell with madonna. she should have never been a breeder. skank through and through. i just don't care.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 07, 2016 11:33 PM (ucDmr)

34 This article is superficial.
Side views differ more too than those would seem to indicate.

Posted by: andycanuck at March 07, 2016 11:34 PM (WOyz5)

35 Pat Conroy was a helluva writer, but Prince of Tides kinda freaked me out.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor, somewhere between round, damn it, and side-set at March 07, 2016 11:34 PM (bardA)

36 I'm sure that the Pope is a nice man personally but he's also a naïve fool when it comes to world and economic affairs and liberation theology and human nature and crime and . . .

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 07, 2016 11:34 PM (Nwg0u)

37 "Let us give thanks to Maet, who once again has deigned to protect us from Yoko and Lena. "

And, ya know, know one's taunts and jokes should ever take him down that path. They're pablum. Junk.


He knows better than to be baited.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 07, 2016 11:34 PM (IytJj)

38 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 07, 2016 11:34 PM (YJmuy)

39 Oops, Caitlin sock off.
And I'm still waiting for that fraud to take 200 muslim immigrants into the Vatican. It's the right thing to do, hypocrite.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 07, 2016 11:35 PM (SXU3d)

40 "But those who survived the purges hailed Stalin as a supreme genius,"
-------------------------

Eeeeyeah.

Those who don't get killed in Chicago on a Saturday night hail Mayor Rahm as a champion of life.

Posted by: iforgot at March 07, 2016 11:35 PM (5o5ek)

41 "No'

Fook.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 07, 2016 11:35 PM (IytJj)

42 The 7 Canonical Boob Shapes

Science ueber alles!

Posted by: t-bird at March 07, 2016 11:36 PM (Z58Xa)

43 20 So Madonna lost custody of her son. She's probably despondant that he will be heterosexual now.
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15 year old boys don't want to see 50+ year old women wearing torpedo tit bras. Especially when that women is his mom for Christs sake

Good for the kid getting away from the slut who wants to be a virgin

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 07, 2016 11:36 PM (voOPb)

44 13 The Ultimate Tool of White Supremacy and Colonialism? Mini-Sombreros

The Bowdoin College's student government will purge themselves of eeevil oppressors for the sin of... attending a party where some people wore novelty mini-sombreros.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=11297

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 07, 2016 11:27 PM (vBeA5)


Does all of this PC self-flagellation ever make you think that maybe we're in the wrong business? Maybe we should go into whip making, I sense a lot of potential for market growth.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 07, 2016 11:37 PM (HalrA)

45 one educator foresees the Black Lives Matter movement cropping up in workplaces across the nation.

Not here. You need to be employed to get in.

Posted by: t-bird at March 07, 2016 11:32 PM (Z58Xa)
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I bet Starbucks employees get the Lecture.

Posted by: iforgot at March 07, 2016 11:37 PM (5o5ek)

46 Hello, all.
Once again, a splendid ONT, Matlock Error. You never disappoint.

G'night, Slap.


If I pass out before I see AOP, I procured an old, really beat up (but complete sans front cover) book today, and would like to send it to him after I peruse it.
"Automotive Essentials" by Ray F Kuns. Copyright 1935.
If you're interested, AOP, say so. I just need an address.

Posted by: Chi at March 07, 2016 11:38 PM (1u6vQ)

47 "But those who survived the purges. . ."

Isn't there a implicit sorting process at work there. Those who survived seems to imply that those who didn't like Stalin didn't survive?

Posted by: Gordon Lastherder at March 07, 2016 11:38 PM (4z0We)

48 *takes Kaboom Thread out back and shoots it*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 07, 2016 11:38 PM (w35Hj)

49 who once again has deigned to protect us from Yoko and Lena. "
----------

It's about time you were introduced to some avant garde john & yoko
I'm just the guy to do it as well

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 07, 2016 11:38 PM (voOPb)

50 Can 27,000 Puerto Ricans be wrong about the future of this country? No! (That's Spanish for, "No!")

Posted by: Mario "El Nino" Rubio at March 07, 2016 11:38 PM (Z58Xa)

51 "15 year old boys don't want to see 50+ year old women wearing torpedo tit bras"



Can I split hairs with you?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 07, 2016 11:39 PM (IytJj)

52 Starbucks employees will get back what they gave out. They were told to start some kind of stupid ass conversations awhile back,weren't they?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor, somewhere between round, damn it, and side-set at March 07, 2016 11:39 PM (bardA)

53 *takes Kaboom Thread out back and shoots it*

Don't forget to cut off it's head and stuff the mouth with garlic, just in case.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 07, 2016 11:39 PM (YJmuy)

54
*takes Kaboom Thread out back and shoots it*
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.


It will rise again.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 07, 2016 11:40 PM (FkBIv)

55 They still got a working cathedral in Avignon? Asking for a friend.

When Le Pen takes over France, we might find out...

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 07, 2016 11:40 PM (6FqZa)

56
Pat Conroy
*types*
*deletes*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 07, 2016 11:40 PM (w35Hj)

57 There's PC and Then There's Women in Combat Levels of Political Correctness
Feminists don't want equal opportunity. They want special treatment. I don't have a problem with women in combat, but they should have to meet the same standards as men. So if few women can meet marine combat standards, so be it.
That congresswoman should stay home and bake cookies.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 07, 2016 11:40 PM (SXU3d)

58 48 *takes Kaboom Thread out back and shoots it*
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Hammer be careful with that shrapnel flies by on ricochet

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 07, 2016 11:41 PM (voOPb)

59 " *takes Kaboom Thread out back and shoots it*"


Did you really have to do that. It was fine, wasn't biting anybody. It was gonna be fine in a couple of days. Make a pen and feed it some hay.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 07, 2016 11:41 PM (IytJj)

60 Don't bother reading the comments on the slashdot article. That place has gotten worse than DU or DailyKos.

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 07, 2016 11:41 PM (vBeA5)

61 The Mr. T story reminds me of something that's been bothering me for a long time. If Clubber Lang had to give Rocky a rematch right away, why didn't Rocky have to do the same for Clubber Lang? I mean, are we supposed to believe that he quit boxing just because Rocky rope-a-doped him one time. I feel that I have been cheated out of the match of all time: Clubber Lang vs. Ivan Drago.

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at March 07, 2016 11:42 PM (nFdGS)

62 Feminists don't want equal opportunity. They want
special treatment.


Posted by: nerdygirl at March 07, 2016 11:40 PM (SXU3d)


Equality before the law is really the best we can achieve as a society. Once that's achieved, all a movement is about is securing more special privileges for the group it represents.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 07, 2016 11:42 PM (HalrA)

63 3) the "treatment" of women combatants captured by Muslims. *

*See the articles about public swimming pools in Swedan.
The dirty Scandis need to nut up.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 07, 2016 11:42 PM (SXU3d)

64 I suspect Ratzinger was forced out by Cardinals who wanted a more "progressive" direction for the church.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 07, 2016 11:42 PM (39g3+)

65 Evening horde.

Who's the hottie on Fox News.

Rwohr.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 07, 2016 11:42 PM (hlMPp)

66 Did you really have to do that. It was fine, wasn't biting anybody. It was gonna be fine in a couple of days. Make a pen and feed it some hay.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill
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You DID watch that video on why Zebras were never domesticated, didn't you?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 07, 2016 11:43 PM (w35Hj)

67 Maybe the pope is playing the long game and he sees this as the trigger for a civilisational war that the Christians will win with nuclear weapons?

Either that or we have the first non-Christian Pope.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at March 07, 2016 11:43 PM (LWu6U)

68 Isn't there a implicit sorting process at work there. Those who survived seems to imply that those who didn't like Stalin didn't survive?
Posted by: Gordon Lastherder at March 07, 2016 11:38 PM (4z0We)

From what I have read and studied, it did not matter. Sure, if you publicly spoke out against Stalin or questioned communism, you got the midnight visit, but everyone was a target. Each city and region had quotas of "Enemies of the People" that had to be arrested.

My prof in college described how people would huddle inside of the massive apartment complexes and hear the heavy footsteps of the NKVD in the hallway in the middle of the night, hoping that they would stop at your neighbor's door and not your own.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 07, 2016 11:43 PM (iHjB5)

69 Hey everybody.

Starbucks employees will get back what they gave out. They were told to start some kind of stupid ass conversations awhile back,weren't they?

LOL. That clusterfark was downright entertaining.

"Hey, can I take a moment to talk to you about your white priv--"

**bam**
**Starbucks employee falls to floor unconscious**

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 07, 2016 11:44 PM (ntObR)

70 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 07, 2016 11:40 PM (w35Hj)

Don't hold back, son!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor, somewhere between round, damn it, and side-set at March 07, 2016 11:44 PM (bardA)

71 >>>Feminists don't want equal opportunity. They want special treatment

Best 2 damn sentences written about the situation at hand nerdygirl

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 07, 2016 11:44 PM (voOPb)

72 That is actually a sweet pic of Mrs. Reagan and Mr. T. And I am not a Mr. T fan. I don't remember that pic. I had a full time job and a 2 yr old.

Posted by: Indidel at March 07, 2016 11:45 PM (GLwxk)

73 I dont feel sorry for Madonna. One, the attys went to court a few times to argue custody. That is neither protracted nor bitter. Two, why is her having custody more important than the dad's or the son''s wishes? Three, she continues to embarrass her son every chance she gets. I think she's nuts.

What is going to be weird is when he must visit her and she tries to guilt trip him with her bullshit.

Posted by: Feminist Bruce With a Feminist Wang! at March 07, 2016 11:45 PM (iQIUe)

74 Madonna Left 'Utterly Bereft' After Conceding Defeat in Bitter Custody fight with Guy Ritchie Over Son Rocco

I don't think that it's just that a boy needs his father, which is true. I think it's also that a rock star, especially a rock star like Madonna, leads a lifestyle that could be difficult for a kid.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 07, 2016 11:45 PM (SXU3d)

75 "Who's the hottie on Fox News. "


Bret Bair's on.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 07, 2016 11:45 PM (IytJj)

76 Posted by: Tammy al-Thor, somewhere between round, damn it, and side-set at March 07, 2016 11:39 PM (bardA

They sent a memo out March 22nd, 2015 to stop the conversations

Dumbasses.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 07, 2016 11:45 PM (hlMPp)

77 74 Madonna Left 'Utterly Bereft' After Conceding Defeat in Bitter Custody fight with Guy Ritchie Over Son Rocco

I don't think that it's just that a boy needs his father, which is true. I think it's also that a rock star, especially a rock star like Madonna, leads a lifestyle that could be difficult for a kid.
Posted by: nerdygirl at March 07, 2016 11:45 PM (SXU3d)


By that I mean, she's famous for flaunting her hooha for all to see.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 07, 2016 11:46 PM (SXU3d)

78 fuck starbucks. hipster central bullshit.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 07, 2016 11:46 PM (ucDmr)

79 "You DID watch that video on why Zebras were never domesticated, didn't you?"

I did not.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 07, 2016 11:46 PM (IytJj)

80 Mr. T wath a Puthy!

Posted by: Mike Tyson at March 07, 2016 11:47 PM (440T9)

81 75 "Who's the hottie on Fox News. "


Bret Bair's on.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 07, 2016 11:45 PM (IytJj

Nah, talking about the hot octogenarian in sexy ass pantsuit.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 07, 2016 11:47 PM (hlMPp)

82 Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 07, 2016 11:45 PM (hlMPp)

Yea, it lasted about one hot minute.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor, somewhere between round, damn it, and side-set at March 07, 2016 11:47 PM (bardA)

83 that Francis, he's a funny guy



Posted by: how many Popes in the pizza? at March 07, 2016 11:48 PM (/542q)

84 chavez, LOL.

I wonder how many oh-so-lefty Starbucks employees got screaming hot coffee thrown back in their faces for their PC stupidity...

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 07, 2016 11:48 PM (ntObR)

85 I have a friend who worked at Mr. T Burger when he was in H.S.

Posted by: garrett at March 07, 2016 11:48 PM (440T9)

86 60 Don't bother reading the comments on the slashdot article. That place has gotten worse than DU or DailyKos.

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 07, 2016 11:41 PM (vBeA5)


The Left is like a Borg collective, except all of the drones wear masks. Everything gets assimilated into the hive mind, and all that remains of the individuals and organizations are just names and a thin veneer of the reputation they once commanded.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 07, 2016 11:49 PM (HalrA)

87 miss us yet?

Posted by: the borgias at March 07, 2016 11:49 PM (6FqZa)

88 Posted by: nerdygirl at March 07, 2016 11:46 PM (SXU3d

Supposedly sending out slutpics when the judge was making his decision.

She needs a job in this admin.

#SmartPower

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 07, 2016 11:49 PM (hlMPp)

89 Bernie clarified his white people don't know poverty statement. He meant they don't know poverty and live in fear of racist cops.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at March 07, 2016 11:49 PM (Nwg0u)

90 78 fuck starbucks

I knew it was you before reading the nic. Chavez!!!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 07, 2016 11:50 PM (voOPb)

91 84: it's to laugh at those fuckn drones standing in line for overpriced, shitty coffee and shit,fucking morons all of them.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 07, 2016 11:51 PM (ucDmr)

92 Hard right stuns with huge election gains in Frankfurt

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zqlugak

Posted by: The Electoral Hat at March 07, 2016 11:51 PM (vBeA5)

93
miss us yet?
Posted by: the borgias


Are you that guy who plays the piano and tells jokes?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 07, 2016 11:51 PM (FkBIv)

94 84 chavez, LOL.

I wonder how many oh-so-lefty Starbucks employees got screaming hot coffee thrown back in their faces for their PC stupidity...
Posted by: qdpsteve at March 07, 2016 11:48 PM (ntObR)

Not nearly enough

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 07, 2016 11:51 PM (voOPb)

95 24 NYTimes is trying to find a way to combat free loaders who block advertisements served to them by the NYTimes when readers go there to read news on the NYTimes websites.

I thought liberals liked freeloaders. Maybe those people who read their online news are poor people, too poor to purchase a newspaper, and all butthurt over the fact that they can't afford the products advertised. CHECK YOUR WHITE PRIVILEGE, NY TIMES!

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 07, 2016 11:51 PM (SXU3d)

96
Madonna has posted photos of her son where she has fixed his hair like a little girls. She has also posted comments about his penis. No teenage boy needs that. I had hope the court would order her to stop but she continues to do shit like this.

Posted by: Feminist Bruce With a Feminist Wang! at March 07, 2016 11:51 PM (iQIUe)

97 Though the Pope says a lot of stupid left-wing things, I think the Daily Mail piece was unfair and frankly conveyed the near-opposite of what I saw as the Pope's message.

He spoke of Europe maintaining its heritage. The word "invasion" is obviously pretty strong. Why would he choose that word if he meant it positively? I think a lot of these "be nice to migrants" comments were in passing, and more in the general "love thy enemy" vein.

Posted by: I Work for Dick Jones at March 07, 2016 11:52 PM (uWJLI)

98 Women and #SCIENCE! ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/706925521565831168

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/706925357467885569

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/706925669159149568

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/706925866023051266

Posted by: kbdabear at March 07, 2016 11:52 PM (cSnXm)

99 90: MH!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 07, 2016 11:52 PM (ucDmr)

100 I like Better Call Saul but I find the show depressing.

Posted by: Feminist Bruce With a Feminist Wang! at March 07, 2016 11:52 PM (iQIUe)

101 I Work for Dick Jones, a dedication
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry4iwzS4Na0

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 07, 2016 11:53 PM (6FqZa)

102 The fun over?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 07, 2016 11:53 PM (IytJj)

103 84: it's to laugh at those fuckn drones standing in line for overpriced, shitty coffee and shit,fucking morons all of them.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 07, 2016 11:51 PM (ucDmr)

*****

If I want $3 worth of burnt coffee, I'll stay home and burn 8 pots myself.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 07, 2016 11:53 PM (YLidQ)

104 More Women and #SCIENCE! ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/706926017080852480

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/706926171196428289

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/706926352155303936

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/706926495705518080

Posted by: kbdabear at March 07, 2016 11:54 PM (cSnXm)

105 But those who survived the purges hailed Stalin as a supreme genius,"
-- The New York Times in a 1953 near hagiological obituary for Josef Stalin


I had a professor in college who came to America from the Soviet Union. He said that everyone in Russia knew someone who "disappeared".

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 07, 2016 11:54 PM (SXU3d)

106 Attendance roster for employees at one particular Starbucks, during the "race together" clusterfcuk:

"Jim -- out for severe face burn treatment"
"Randy -- out for face burn treatment"
"Shawn -- still unconscious/in coma"
"Shanice -- severe face and ear burn treatment"
"Thom -- out for treatment for double black eyes"
"Ol' Mute Johnson -- present"

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 07, 2016 11:54 PM (ntObR)

107 MH, LOL.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 07, 2016 11:55 PM (ntObR)

108 99 90: MH!
Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 07, 2016 11:52 PM (ucDmr)

How the F are you? Still sucking off the UE checks? Wish we could get a moron meet up going here in Wi

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 07, 2016 11:55 PM (voOPb)

109 I did not.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill
------------

It's amusing.
http://tinyurl.com/hwynr27

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 07, 2016 11:55 PM (w35Hj)

110 If I want a Starbuck's experience I call my name out wrong and light a $5 dollar bill on fire. Then I drink some burnt coffee.

Posted by: Meremortal at March 07, 2016 11:56 PM (3myMJ)

111 This professor was teaching while I was at college from '68-'72. He was very frustrated by college kids' love affair with communism.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 07, 2016 11:56 PM (SXU3d)

112 If you said nothing you got the special treatment. I heard it was worse to live under Stalin than Hitler. Under Hitler, everyone knew the rules. If you were a joo, commie, or had any objection to nazism, you were fked. Under Stalin, everyone was expected to denounce someone else. Cambodia was like that, too. They tortured people until they gave a name. Breaking a sewing machine needle was a capital offense.

Posted by: Feminist Bruce With a Feminist Wang! at March 07, 2016 11:56 PM (iQIUe)

113 "I like Better Call Saul but I find the show depressing."


Realistic. That shit goes on day-after-day more so than we'd ever like to know. The part about it is can you ever know how to do it.



Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 07, 2016 11:56 PM (IytJj)

114 >>Madonna has posted photos of her son where she has fixed his hair like a little girls. She has also posted comments about his penis


That was an awkward Family Newsletter, for sure.

Posted by: garrett at March 07, 2016 11:56 PM (440T9)

115 How Sweden silences reports of crime.

Glenn Reynolds had an article just in the last week about (memory fail) one of those strongman leaders in the former Yugoslavia where the guy went out to make a public speech, and before the speech was over, the guy was literally running for his life; the public sentiment changed that drastically as the guy was giving the speech.

That could easily happen in Sweden if they continue to suppress reports of rape by immigrants. What is the point of government if that government will throw its own population to the wolves? The whole point of government is to protect the nation from the wolves, not import them to terrorize the citizenry.

In our own way, we are doing just exactly that here in the US. If our government won't protect us, we'll take that government down, and install one that will protect us from our enemies.

Posted by: Gordon Lastherder at March 07, 2016 11:56 PM (4z0We)

116 Fuckyoufuckyoufuckyoufuckyoufuckyoufuckyou!!!! iOS update!

I swear. It gets shittier every fucking time!

Try and cut and paste a comment....yeah, we'll make that a huge pain in the ass. Even more so than before.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 07, 2016 11:56 PM (hlMPp)

117
>>>Let us give thanks to Maet, who once again has deigned to protect us
from Yoko and Lena. May this protection last over this night and every
night.


Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at March 07, 2016 11:31 PM (sOhww)<<<

Hail Maety,
Full of content,
The Horde is with thee.
Blessed are thou among Cobs,
And blessed is the fruit of thy computer, for us.

Holy Maety, blogger of odd,
Play with us Morons,

Now, at the hour of the ONT.
Amen.

Posted by: Hail Maety at March 07, 2016 11:57 PM (H9MG5)

118 I grew up in a neighborhood where people were Italian or eastern European. No one like commies.

Posted by: Feminist Bruce With a Feminist Wang! at March 07, 2016 11:58 PM (iQIUe)

119 I pity the fool that says something nasty to me about Nancy Reagan.

Posted by: Mr. T at March 07, 2016 11:58 PM (w35Hj)

120 In other news, the imminent cthulhu and fiancee relocation project just got a lot more plausible.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 07, 2016 11:58 PM (EzgxV)

121 Just wait for the next iPhone without a recharge port!

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 07, 2016 11:58 PM (39g3+)

122 Re: Madonna and son -

As the mother of a teen-aged son I know the one thing NO 15 year old boy needs is to see his middle-aged mother gyrate like a stripper on stage every night.

Yeah, entertainers are narcissists, but trying to force your teen-aged son to tour with you borders on sadism and hints at even less savory perversions.

Thank goodness the court saw reason. It happens rarely enough.

Posted by: ChicagoRefugee at March 07, 2016 11:59 PM (oiZDw)

123 Mr T has that "I was told these knuckle-dragging, neocon Nazi crackas want to kill black folk. But they alright in my book" look to him.

Good for him.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 08, 2016 12:00 AM (89T5c)

124 108: Yup still sucking up UE checks. Nobody wants to hire a grouchy, old dude like me. Life's good.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 08, 2016 12:01 AM (ucDmr)

125 Hasta.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 08, 2016 12:01 AM (IytJj)

126 I would not be opposed to massive government overreach in making all auto play videos illegal.

Posted by: Buzzion at March 08, 2016 12:02 AM (zt+N6)

127 When the Ceausescus were shot, they showed it repeatedly on television. Why? Because it was cathartic for the people who also couldn't believe the bastards were dead. That's why I think we should have seen dead osama bin ladin instead we give him a fking state funeral.

Posted by: Feminist Bruce With a Feminist Wang! at March 08, 2016 12:03 AM (iQIUe)

128 In other news, the imminent cthulhu and fiancee relocation project just got a lot more plausible.

And?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 08, 2016 12:03 AM (YJmuy)

129 pretty sure 15 year old boys also don't want to find out that their mom's been tweeting about their dong.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 08, 2016 12:03 AM (6FqZa)

130 115
How Sweden silences reports of crime.



Glenn Reynolds had an article just in the last week about (memory
fail) one of those strongman leaders in the former Yugoslavia where the
guy went out to make a public speech, and before the speech was over,
the guy was literally running for his life; the public sentiment changed
that drastically as the guy was giving the speech.



That could easily happen in Sweden if they continue to suppress
reports of rape by immigrants. What is the point of government if that
government will throw its own population to the wolves? The whole point
of government is to protect the nation from the wolves, not import them
to terrorize the citizenry.



In our own way, we are doing just exactly that here in the US. If
our government won't protect us, we'll take that government down, and
install one that will protect us from our enemies.

Posted by: Gordon Lastherder at March 07, 2016 11:56 PM (4z0We)


That was Romania's Ceaucescu.

It's not that people's opinions changed that rapidly -- it's just that the people realized just how many of them had the same opinion -- the government had been forcing everyone to pretend that they agreed with the government. As soon as 3,000 people start saying, "this is bullshit" in a crowd of 10,000, the message that there is a tiny minority of malcontents can vanish in seconds.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 12:03 AM (EzgxV)

131 Either that or we have the first non-Christian Pope.
Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at March 07, 2016 11:43 PM (LWu6U)


Well, he is a commie. And commies hate religion. What the hell were the cardinals thinking?

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 08, 2016 12:03 AM (SXU3d)

132 Glad I saw AC/DC a few weeks ago. Sounds like the party's over. Oh well, they had a hell of a run.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 08, 2016 12:04 AM (ucDmr)

133 "I like Better Call Saul but I find the show depressing."

The most realistic lawyer show ever to air.

I'm not kidding.

Posted by: AD at March 08, 2016 12:04 AM (QWY55)

134 Posted by: cthulhu at March 07, 2016 11:58 PM (EzgxV)

Can you spill details?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor, somewhere between round, damn it, and side-set at March 08, 2016 12:04 AM (bardA)

135 112 If you said nothing you got the special treatment. I heard it was worse to live under Stalin than Hitler. Under Hitler, everyone knew the rules. If you were a joo, commie, or had any objection to nazism, you were fked. Under Stalin, everyone was expected to denounce someone else. Cambodia was like that, too. They tortured people until they gave a name. Breaking a sewing machine needle was a capital offense.
Posted by: Feminist Bruce With a Feminist Wang! at March 07, 2016 11:56 PM (iQIUe)

What is interesting about the documentary was they had a couple americans who either moved or worked there (Including a black guy who the documentary said moved from Detroit in the 20's to "escape racism." Really.)

One of the engineering contractors interviewed in the film mentions that they had had a set of very expensive, high quality steel drill bits (I think) that were to be used in a new factory under construction. The factory was behind schedule in construction so the drill bits were left on the docks. The workers (who you have to remember were farmers all their lives until they went to become construction workers) used these bits to shore up a new concrete wall for the factory. The contractor never mentioned what happened to the workers when the bosses found out what had happened to the bits.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 08, 2016 12:04 AM (iHjB5)

136 Ya know, when your kid sez "I don't want to live with you" and then you go to court to try and force him to using the coercion of gubmint,

You're officially The Mom From Hell.

But fortunately the judge asked the boy, and as they say, that was that.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 08, 2016 12:05 AM (gyKtp)

137 "... he would get out of the car, a strapping, flight jacketed matinee idol, and walk toward his house, his knuckles dragging along the ground..."

helluva transformation, from clark gable to king kong in a few steps, an example of it sounding better than it looked on the page.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 08, 2016 12:05 AM (WTSFk)

138 116
Fuckyoufuckyoufuckyoufuckyoufuckyoufuckyou!!!! iOS update!



I swear. It gets shittier every fucking time!



Try and cut and paste a comment....yeah, we'll make that a huge pain in the ass. Even more so than before.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 07, 2016 11:56 PM (hlMPp)


Is this the court-ordered one that opens your encryption to the FBI [and anyone more competent]?

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 12:05 AM (EzgxV)

139 Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 08, 2016 12:04 AM (ucDmr)

One of my nephews has tickets for tomorrow night! I hope they're making an effort to let people know.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor, somewhere between round, damn it, and side-set at March 08, 2016 12:06 AM (bardA)

140 In our own way, we are doing just exactly that here
in the US. If our government won't protect us, we'll take that
government down, and install one that will protect us from our enemies.

Posted by: Gordon Lastherder at March 07, 2016 11:56 PM (4z0We)


Government's most basic purpose is to benefit its citizens, and every other duty such as the safeguarding of natural rights and providing for defense springs from that central purpose.

A government that elevates the interests of illegal aliens and international businesses above the interests of its citizens has become derelict in its proper function and become antithetical to its very reason for existence.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 08, 2016 12:06 AM (HalrA)

141 Posted by: GnuBreed at March 08, 2016 12:05 AM (gyKtp)

Hey you!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor, somewhere between round, damn it, and side-set at March 08, 2016 12:07 AM (bardA)

142 *peeks in*

The Conroy quote is 200% awesome.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 08, 2016 12:07 AM (G7515)

143 128
In other news, the imminent cthulhu and fiancee relocation project just got a lot more plausible.

And?


Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 08, 2016 12:03 AM (YJmuy)


We shall see. Right now it's just a 60-day notice of a layoff.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 12:08 AM (EzgxV)

144 Government's most basic purpose is to benefit its citizens, and every other duty such as the safeguarding of natural rights and providing for defense springs from that central purpose.

A government that elevates the interests of illegal aliens and international businesses above the interests of its citizens has become derelict in its proper function and become antithetical to its very reason for existence.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 08, 2016 12:06 AM (HalrA)

Very nicely put Cato and it really needs no elaboration. Thanks for summing it up like that.

Goodnight everybody. I will see you all in the morning.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - fistbumps for my peeps at March 08, 2016 12:09 AM (ubByS)

145 A government that elevates the interests of illegal aliens and international businesses above the interests of its citizens has become derelict in its proper function and become antithetical to its very reason for existence.


Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party


What he said.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 08, 2016 12:09 AM (89T5c)

146 139 They are all,postponed Tammy. It's on their website. They are looking for a replacement lead singer. Doctors ordered Brian Johnson to quit of face the fact he be be deaf soon.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 08, 2016 12:09 AM (ucDmr)

147 Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 12:08 AM (EzgxV)



Wishing you the best of luck.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 08, 2016 12:10 AM (HalrA)

148 Yikes Cthulhu, 60 day notice of doom?

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 08, 2016 12:10 AM (G7515)

149 Including a black guy who the documentary said moved from Detroit in the 20's to "escape racism." Really.

Are you sure he didn't say escape TO Detroit? Because of lot of blacks folks did have to run up north. The 20s were horrifying in parts of the South.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor, somewhere between round, damn it, and side-set at March 08, 2016 12:11 AM (bardA)

150 still sucking up UE checks. Nobody wants to hire a grouchy, old dude like me. Life's good.

God you remind me of me. Only I'm working. Rough day one day last week I told a guy, fuck you & slammed the phone down. Oops not one of my smartest moves

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 08, 2016 12:11 AM (voOPb)

151 Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 12:05 AM (EzgxV)

Nope. Just the standard one that I put off forever but then figured how much worse can it get.

*see how I have none of your comment. I'm happy if I just get to copy the nice and hash now.

Have a Samsung/Android phone 'cause damn if I am putting all my eggs in the Apple basket. Got acquainted with the iPad because we got them free at work.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 08, 2016 12:12 AM (hlMPp)

152 Sigh about the pope stuff. I totally agree with you, Maetenloch. What a foolish, naive dunce

Posted by: L, Elle at March 08, 2016 12:12 AM (LwB8i)

153 The Pope is exemplary.
Of why I am a proud Protestant.

Posted by: navybrat at March 08, 2016 12:13 AM (8QGte)

154 Domesticating Zebras.

I finally stumbled into a youtube video that I could play. Don't know if it was the same one. But the reasoning reached the conclusion that Zebras are 'mean'; they fight back, they fight each other, and can't be domesticated. There was another youtube video where a lioness (perhaps a young one) had a zebra by the throat, but the fight ended up in water where the zebra nearly drown the lioness forcing the lioness to release the zebra which ran away. More evidence that zebras are fighters.

Now factor in this : On the DVD 'Buck' about a real life horse whisperer on which the Robert Redford movie of the same name was based, there was a problem stallion that I believe had been mistreated, or at least mis handled, and 'Buck' was really hard on the owners. That stallion was also a fighter, and would bite. It would watch for a chance when you were not paying attention and get you.

So there is evidence that even domesticated horses are 'fighters', leading me to conclude that zebras can be domesticated in the same way the Russians 'domesticated' a species of wild fox by killing the fighters, and breeding those who were submissive.

But I'm not an expert animal trainer.

Just an observer.

If someone could write a grant proposal and secure funding for a study, we could try it and see.

Posted by: Gordon Lastherder at March 08, 2016 12:13 AM (4z0We)

155 Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 08, 2016 12:09 AM (ucDmr)

I saw you (?) mention it in the Kaboom! thread. Not sure I'd think to check the website before I went to a show. He has a bit of a drive to get there, so hopefully he'll get my message before he leaves.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor, somewhere between round, damn it, and side-set at March 08, 2016 12:14 AM (bardA)

156 149 Including a black guy who the documentary said moved from Detroit in the 20's to "escape racism." Really.

Are you sure he didn't say escape TO Detroit? Because of lot of blacks folks did have to run up north. The 20s were horrifying in parts of the South.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor, somewhere between round, damn it, and side-set at March 08, 2016 12:11 AM (bardA)

Nope. I ever scanned back when that part came up. The dude moved to Stalinist Russia to escape racism in the north. Although, it is true, the soviets were color blind.

A sad, but slightly funny part is that he is shown later in the documentary talking about the Sputnik launch (this is after he had been living there for over 30 years.) Evidently people in his town or city taunted him by beeping at him after the satellite was launched.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 08, 2016 12:15 AM (iHjB5)

157 Nah, talking about the hot octogenarian in sexy ass pantsuit.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 07, 2016 11:47 PM (hlMPp)


Speaking of which, she needs to do a better job of hiding that big ass. There are fashion people out there that could do her a world of good. A woman who has the money she has can buy better cut clothes that would at least make her pear shape less obvious. Expensive clothes fit better, and are more flattering.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 08, 2016 12:15 AM (SXU3d)

158 Of why I am a proud Protestant.

Posted by: navybrat at March 08, 2016 12:13 AM (8QGte)


Because the Archbishop of Canterbury is sooo much better, right?

Or Reverend Jeremiah Wright?

Or the Presbyterian Church which has gone full SJW?

etc, etc, etc.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 08, 2016 12:15 AM (fC9RO)

159 The Conroy quote reminded me of the time I went to hear Joe Foss speak.

The man was a fighter Ace, a Medal of Honor recipient, a General, a Governor, the head of the NRA and a football league president. I probably missed a few in that list.

He held the audience spellbound.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 08, 2016 12:15 AM (TnUKj)

160 150: BIL just retired. Going walleye fishing soon on the Wolf. Should be fun, freezing my ass off.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 08, 2016 12:15 AM (ucDmr)

161 In other news, the imminent cthulhu and fiancee relocation project just got a lot more plausible.


It's like a bad record, it skips, skips, you hear the same old same old.

Get married. Get married now, it's easier to say wife than it is fiancée

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 08, 2016 12:16 AM (voOPb)

162 153
The Pope is exemplary.

Of why I am a proud Protestant.

Posted by: navybrat at March 08, 2016 12:13 AM (8QGte)


This Pope has made me very comfortable with the idea of being a protestant denomination of one. It's nice to not to have to try to shoehorn my ideas into other peoples' theology and figure out how to make it work.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 08, 2016 12:16 AM (HalrA)

163 Fuck Pope Frankie the Red.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 08, 2016 12:16 AM (sl+zA)

164 @160 Chavez I'd go in a heartbeat

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 08, 2016 12:17 AM (voOPb)

165 cthulhu at March 08, 2016 12:03 AM

Thank you. I couldn't spell the guy's name

That was Romania's Ceaucescu.

Posted by: Gordon Lastherder at March 08, 2016 12:17 AM (4z0We)

166 141 Hey you!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor, somewhere between round, damn it, and side-set at March 08, 2016 12:07 AM (bardA)

Hey you too. I've been mostly working nites so I don't often get to comment til the wee wee hours here, but I do read the comments.

In fact, I'm still reading comments from last nite's ONT.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 08, 2016 12:17 AM (gyKtp)

167 91 84: it's to laugh at those fuckn drones standing in line for overpriced, shitty coffee and shit,fucking morons all of them.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 07, 2016 11:51 PM (ucDmr)


I like a good latte, but when I retired, I had to give up going to Barnes & Noble and having a $10 snack of a latte and a scone.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 08, 2016 12:18 AM (SXU3d)

168 155: Tammy, saw them in Vegas a few weeks ago. Great show. But Johnson is 68 years old. Nothing lasts forever I guess.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 08, 2016 12:18 AM (ucDmr)

169 Tu quoque.

Not better than them, just better than the present well meaning idiot.

Posted by: navybrat at March 08, 2016 12:18 AM (8QGte)

170 If you want another story of an American finding himself in the Soviet Gulag, there is always Victor Herman's Coming Out of the Ice. His father moved from Detroit to the USSR to help their auto industry. He took the family with him.

The father and mother are buried under a factory. Victor got sent to the Gulags in Siberia for refusing to renounce his American citizenship.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0915031027

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 08, 2016 12:18 AM (G7515)

171 The pope went on to explain that the arrival of migrants, predominantly from Syria and Iraq, should be seen from a wider perspective in time and impact.

The pope should try reading some European history. The Muslims have been trying to invade and subjugate them for centuries.

Posted by: rickl at March 08, 2016 12:19 AM (sdi6R)

172 Get married. Get married now, it's easier to say wife than it is fiance
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
--------------------
Ain't gonna happen until they leave that commie state.
I'd put my last dollar on it.

Posted by: Chi at March 08, 2016 12:19 AM (1u6vQ)

173 Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 08, 2016 12:15 AM (iHjB5)

Well God bless him. Plenty of assholes up north, too. I don't get the beeping joke, but it sounds like he was much happier in Russia and good on him.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor, somewhere between round, damn it, and side-set at March 08, 2016 12:19 AM (bardA)

174 People are getting tired of Madonna showing up 90 minutes late for a concert when they paid 300 bucks for a ticket. Especially when they have to go to work the next morning.

Posted by: Feminist Bruce With a Feminist Wang! at March 08, 2016 12:19 AM (iQIUe)

175 Now I don't even buy coffee at the gas station. I make a 12 c pot at home, store it in the fridge, and nuke it as needed.
So there, bernie, I do know poverty.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 08, 2016 12:19 AM (SXU3d)

176 164: Maybe I can give you shout when the run is going.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 08, 2016 12:20 AM (ucDmr)

177 138 116
Fuckyoufuckyoufuckyoufuckyoufuckyoufuckyou!!!! iOS update!



I swear. It gets shittier every fucking time!

----------

If Tim Cook put half as much sffort into creating a decent product as he puts into harassing tiny Christian pizza joints, Apple would live up to its former reputation for great products.

SJW asshole, fuck him.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 08, 2016 12:20 AM (sl+zA)

178 But Rickl, that was then & this is now. Times have mellowed out their coarse goat humping hearts

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 08, 2016 12:20 AM (voOPb)

179 91 84: it's to laugh at those fuckn drones standing in line for overpriced, shitty coffee and shit,fucking morons all of them.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 07, 2016 11:51 PM (ucDmr)


Why, it's almost like a reaction to the rapey immigrants. (sarcasm)

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 08, 2016 12:20 AM (SXU3d)

180 "The Muslims have been trying to invade and subjugate them for centuries."

This time, they got it.
Thanks to the Pope, among other well meaning idiots.

Posted by: navybrat at March 08, 2016 12:20 AM (8QGte)

181 134
Posted by: cthulhu at March 07, 2016 11:58 PM (EzgxV)



Can you spill details?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor, somewhere between round, damn it, and side-set at March 08, 2016 12:04 AM (bardA)


Some years back, I came to the conclusion that there was no reasonable way forward to stay in California. I communicated this to the fiancee, but she's been reluctant to discuss because she had a particular job. Her company was acquired a couple of months back and she's just been given 60 days notice of her layoff.

I had done research on various states and metropolitan areas. I had done research into various opportunities. I had invited her to explore alternatives and possibilities so we could get started -- perhaps purchase an initial home to live in while we construct our final home; start making connections; start setting out roots....


And now, with all the preliminary notes on embargoed hard drives.....

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 12:21 AM (EzgxV)

182 Haha!

http://i.ebay___.com/images/g/1OMAAOSwhcJWGpvl/s-l1600.jpg

Posted by: garrett at March 08, 2016 12:21 AM (440T9)

183 Germany has always imported labor. Starting with the slave labor and Italians in WWII. Then they imported Turks. And now they got Syrians coming out their ears.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 08, 2016 12:21 AM (G7515)

184 *See the articles about public swimming pools in Swedan.
The dirty Scandis need to nut up.
Posted by: nerdygirl at March 07, 2016 11:42 PM (SXU3d)

Did thou see the part where one public pool basically did nothing about done girls who were sexually assaulted, but had a fit when a group of Swedish men decided to stand around to protect the women? They said they didn't want any violence. (The men did nothing violent, but apparently sexual assault isn't violence.)

These European faux elites don't know what they are setting up their societies for. Something tells me they won't like it.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 08, 2016 12:22 AM (Mt8T4)

185 96
Madonna has posted photos of her son where she has fixed his hair like a little girls. She has also posted comments about his penis. No teenage boy needs that. I had hope the court would order her to stop but she continues to do shit like this.
Posted by: Feminist Bruce With a Feminist Wang! at March 07, 2016 11:51 PM (iQIUe)


Sounds like the kid has a mother with a deep seated hatred for men. It'll be a miracle if he turns out decently.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 08, 2016 12:23 AM (SXU3d)

186 Boobehs are important. This article is superficial.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 07, 2016 11:31 PM (1xUj/)


Well, it is written for Cosmopolitan readers. QED

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 08, 2016 12:23 AM (/i7Ua)

187 The various barbarian tribes, not to mention French, German, and other troops invading the Papal States, should serve as good historical reference points.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 08, 2016 12:23 AM (G7515)

188 179: Well, yeah.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 08, 2016 12:24 AM (ucDmr)

189 There was a black american labor unionist who went to russia. He ended up in the gulag where he was beaten to death. When you died in the block during winter, they just threw your body outside where it froze. The guards would then chop your hands off and take the into the office and hang them from a line to defrost so they could fingerprint the corpse.

Posted by: Feminist Bruce With a Feminist Wang! at March 08, 2016 12:24 AM (iQIUe)

190 Ernie Hudson was a replacement for Eddie Murphy on Ghostbusters. His character was a PHd and former marine, but this was left out of the movie. Which is less cringe-inducing than the unfunny remake.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 08, 2016 12:24 AM (VdICR)

191 re AC/DC -- The rhythm guitarist is out for good (dementia), the drummer is gone (for threatening to kill someone). the lead singer is about to be out, leaving just the lead guitarist.

When you're down to one original member, it's more of a tribute band than anything else.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 08, 2016 12:24 AM (gyKtp)

192 nerdygirl, yup. I think Madonna is one of these feminazis who believes men are 100% controlled by what they like to call the "dumbstick." It would certainly explain a lot of her self-marketing.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 08, 2016 12:24 AM (ntObR)

193 Posted by: GnuBreed at March 08, 2016 12:17 AM (gyKtp)

Always great to "see" you!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor, somewhere between round, damn it, and side-set at March 08, 2016 12:25 AM (bardA)

194 Bring back the Borgias. Now those guys knew how to run a papacy.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 08, 2016 12:25 AM (sl+zA)

195 >>>F*cking Foxnews.com and their goddamn auto-refresh and auto-play videos. Thanks to this I can no longer ever leave Foxnews open in a browser tab.<<<


I'm on a metered card.
I've got so much blocked that the scrolling advert at Weasel doesn't appear (yea). I've got so much blocked that I can't even turn on the boobie line drawings (boo hoo).

As my buddy told me, they want you to buy it - not use it.

Posted by: Ralph at March 08, 2016 12:25 AM (D/1P4)

196 Just remember: "Liberation Theology" was created by the KGB to subvert Christianity in Latin America. Pope Francis appears to be an enthusiastic disciple.

Posted by: rickl at March 08, 2016 12:25 AM (sdi6R)

197 Borgias Ver 2.0, now with 100% more chestnuts?

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 08, 2016 12:26 AM (G7515)

198 He spoke of Europe maintaining its heritage. The word "invasion" is obviously pretty strong. Why would he choose that word if he meant it positively?
Posted by: I Work for Dick Jones at March 07, 2016 11:52 PM (uWJLI)
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Regarding the Pope's views on immigration/migration, I have no doubt his concern for Catholics seeking to enter the United States is different than his concern for Muslims entering Europe.

Posted by: RioBravo at March 08, 2016 12:26 AM (NUqwG)

199 151
Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 12:05 AM (EzgxV)



Nope. Just the standard one that I put off forever but then figured how much worse can it get.



*see how I have none of your comment. I'm happy if I just get to copy the nice and hash now.



Have a Samsung/Android phone 'cause damn if I am putting all my eggs
in the Apple basket. Got acquainted with the iPad because we got them
free at work.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 08, 2016 12:12 AM (hlMPp)


The funny thing is, you can do SHA-256 encryption under Linux just fine.....this whole "the FBI wants a backdoor" thing isn't going to get any easier when the FBI's clumsy totalitarianism pushes people out of Windows/iOS.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 12:26 AM (EzgxV)

200 Well God bless him. Plenty of assholes up north, too. I don't get the beeping joke, but it sounds like he was much happier in Russia and good on him.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor, somewhere between round, damn it, and side-set at March 08, 2016 12:19 AM (bardA)

The transmission from Sputnik was a beep:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPFKd5p_t0s

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 08, 2016 12:26 AM (iHjB5)

201 OH, profits.

Trump said something about 'pharmaceuticals', the implication being the big drug companies were making obscene profits on the backs of the sick and dieing by overcharging for drugs and that Trump was going to force big pharma to lower prices.

Which led me to ask the question, why doesn't the left go after Apple and their obscene profits on their products, and why doesn't the president promise to go after Apple and force them to lower their prices?

Even the charge that Apple was subcontracting product assembly to slave labor camps in China didn't stick for long.

Posted by: Gordon Lastherder at March 08, 2016 12:26 AM (4z0We)

202 191: Right. This was their last rodeo anyway. They stayed relevant longer than most.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 08, 2016 12:27 AM (ucDmr)

203 Maybe I can give you shout when the run is going.

Chavez might miss the heart of the run. Back surgery scheduled for March 18th. I'll be out of commission until April 18-30th depending on how I heal

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 08, 2016 12:27 AM (voOPb)

204
Coffee tastes best when you are eating eggs, bacon, sausage, and hash browns giving your coffee a bit of a spicy bite.

Posted by: Feminist Bruce With a Feminist Wang! at March 08, 2016 12:27 AM (iQIUe)

205 Bring back the Borgias. Now those guys knew how to run a papacy.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)

Absolutely. What a cannoli?

Posted by: Lucrezia Brogia at March 08, 2016 12:27 AM (SiyyF)

206 If someone could write a grant proposal and secure funding for a study, we could try it and see.
Posted by: Gordon Lastherder at March 08, 2016 12:13 AM (4z0We)

Gendered learnings supplanting binary animal domestication as it intersects with zebraic patriarchal knowledges.

There you go.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 08, 2016 12:27 AM (Mt8T4)

207 Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 12:21 AM (EzgxV)


Ah........

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor, somewhere between round, damn it, and side-set at March 08, 2016 12:27 AM (bardA)

208 Sorry to hear of all the pain you are going through Cthulhu.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 08, 2016 12:28 AM (G7515)

209 That's why I think we should have seen dead osama bin ladin instead we give him a fking state funeral.
Posted by: Feminist Bruce With a Feminist Wang! at March 08, 2016 12:03 AM (iQIUe)


And he tasted like crap.

Posted by: sharks at March 08, 2016 12:28 AM (SXU3d)

210 203: Yeah you will miss it. Good luck with the surgery.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 08, 2016 12:29 AM (ucDmr)

211 True fact.
The big wall around the Vatican, you know, the one that is right there this very day?
It is called the Leonine wall.
It was built by the Pope after Muslims doing their normal business (pillage, rape, plunder, etc.) were finally captured in a battle.
The Pope made them (the captives) build the wall.
And here we are with this happy idiot.

Posted by: navybrat at March 08, 2016 12:29 AM (8QGte)

212 re AC/DC -- The rhythm guitarist is out for good (dementia), the drummer is gone (for threatening to kill someone). the lead singer is about to be out, leaving just the lead guitarist.

When you're down to one original member, it's more of a tribute band than anything else.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 08, 2016 12:24 AM (gyKtp)


Malcolm was responsible for the bulk of the writing.

Rudd wasn't an origional member, Heck, Bon Scott wasn't even the original singer. The bassist has been around since 1977, though.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/j25s6nq

Posted by: The Electric Hat at March 08, 2016 12:30 AM (vBeA5)

213 If I pass out before I see AOP, I procured an old, really beat up (but complete sans front cover) book today, and would like to send it to him after I peruse it.
"Automotive Essentials" by Ray F Kuns. Copyright 1935.
If you're interested, AOP, say so. I just need an address.

Posted by: Chi at March 07, 2016 11:38 PM (1u6vQ)


That sounds very interesting, Chi. How to get you my address or e-mail without "going public"? You know Table 9 chat? There is a "private chat" feature there which is secure. Also Moron "rhomboid" has my address.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 08, 2016 12:30 AM (/i7Ua)

214
And he tasted like crap.
Posted by: sharks
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You misspelled carp.

Posted by: Chi at March 08, 2016 12:30 AM (1u6vQ)

215 161
In other news, the imminent cthulhu and fiancee relocation project just got a lot more plausible.





It's like a bad record, it skips, skips, you hear the same old same old.



Get married. Get married now, it's easier to say wife than it is fiancee

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 08, 2016 12:16 AM (voOPb)


Unthinkable until relocation outside of CA. We'd take a nearly immediate $125K tax hit.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 12:30 AM (EzgxV)

216 The transmission from Sputnik was a beep

That I know. I just wasn't sure how beeping at him was a taunt. That would imply that they were making fun of him and most Russians hold the space program very dear.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor, somewhere between round, damn it, and side-set at March 08, 2016 12:31 AM (bardA)

217 *sighs*

Windoze 7 on my desktop is determined to upgrade to Winblowz 10.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 08, 2016 12:32 AM (G7515)

218 Unthinkable until relocation outside of CA. We'd take a nearly immediate $125K tax hit.


Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 12:30 AM (EzgxV)


I think y'all would be a lot happier in Texas. Our property taxes are a bit goofy, but everything else is quite reasonable.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 08, 2016 12:32 AM (HalrA)

219 Walls work best with 50yd kill zones manned with machine gun turrets spaced 200yds apart.

Posted by: Ralph at March 08, 2016 12:32 AM (D/1P4)

220 Anna, yup.

Honestly, the constant unrelenting Windows 10 promotion from Microsoft is just plain harassment IMHO. Frankly I'd love if some enterprising lawyer would craft a class action lawsuit against the company over it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 08, 2016 12:33 AM (ntObR)

221 A story about the basic breast types, which comprise all known breasts, and all we get are crappy sketches?? WTFFF?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 08, 2016 12:33 AM (zc3Db)

222 217 *sighs*

Windoze 7 on my desktop is determined to upgrade to Winblowz 10.

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Give in. You will be assimilated.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 08, 2016 12:33 AM (sl+zA)

223 Trump said something about 'pharmaceuticals', the implication being the big drug companies were making obscene profits on the backs of the sick and dieing by overcharging for drugs and that Trump was going to force big pharma to lower prices.

Which led me to ask the question, why doesn't the left go after Apple and their obscene profits on their products, and why doesn't the president promise to go after Apple and force them to lower their prices?

Even the charge that Apple was subcontracting product assembly to slave labor camps in China didn't stick for long.

Posted by: Gordon Lastherder at March 08, 2016 12:26 AM (4z0We)


Pharmaceutical companies actually have rather narrow profit margines. They also have to charge so much in the U.S. because drug approval in the U.S. is insanely expensive.

Tech companies have massive profit margines and their regulatory burden is practically zero compared to what pharmaceutical companies have to deal with.

Yet no "Occupy" idjit or even Bernie will rail again them because: 1). They are on the "correct" side of the culture wars; 2). They have so much real power over others; and 3). That's were the Dems and many Republicans get their campaign money from.

Posted by: The Regulatory Hat at March 08, 2016 12:34 AM (vBeA5)

224 think y'all would be a lot happier in Texas. Our property taxes are a bit goofy, but ev

You haven't seen goofy property taxes until,you see wisconsins. God almighty

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 08, 2016 12:35 AM (voOPb)

225 Honestly, the constant unrelenting Windows 10 promotion from Microsoft is just plain harassment IMHO. Frankly I'd love if some enterprising lawyer would craft a class action lawsuit against the company over it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 08, 2016 12:33 AM (ntObR)


Move to Linux. It's free.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 08, 2016 12:35 AM (zc3Db)

226 Walls work best with 50yd kill zones manned with machine gun turrets spaced 200yds apart.

Posted by: Ralph at March 08, 2016 12:32 AM (D/1P4)


From your mouth to Teh Donald's ear!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor, somewhere between round, damn it, and side-set at March 08, 2016 12:35 AM (bardA)

227 Windoze 7 on my desktop is determined to upgrade to Winblowz 10.
Posted by: Anna
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Just say "No".

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 08, 2016 12:36 AM (w35Hj)

228 Which led me to ask the question, why doesn't the left go after Apple and their obscene profits on their products, and why doesn't the president promise to go after Apple and force them to lower their prices?
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Probably because however wrong they may be on many issues, they have a modicum of political sense. Talking about people being overcharged for life-saving and otherwise crucial drugs is more effective than talking about iThings versus GoogleThings.

Posted by: RioBravo at March 08, 2016 12:36 AM (NUqwG)

229 Primordial, it's tempting.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 08, 2016 12:36 AM (ntObR)

230
Jinx, you got to hear Joe Foss speak? Lucky you.

His widow was alive and going 100% - at least 2 years ago. Ran into someone who knows her, who knew Joe, he called and spoke with her when I was with him. She had just auctioned off one of the signed copies of Life magazine with Joe on the cover, in front of the Capitol bldg., with his MOH.



Posted by: rhomboid at March 08, 2016 12:36 AM (QDnY+)

231 212 Malcolm was responsible for the bulk of the writing.



Rudd wasn't an origional member, Heck, Bon Scott wasn't even the
original singer. The bassist has been around since 1977, though.


I figured I'd get called on the lead singer statement, but when your lead singer dies...

And I entirely forgot about the bassist.

TPH sure knows his AC/DC though.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 08, 2016 12:36 AM (gyKtp)

232 That I know. I just wasn't sure how beeping at him was a taunt. That would imply that they were making fun of him and most Russians hold the space program very dear.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor, somewhere between round, damn it, and side-set at March 08, 2016 12:31 AM (bardA)

The implication was that they still thought of him as an American and were taunting him because they got into space first.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 08, 2016 12:36 AM (iHjB5)

233 Turn of automatic update and Microsoft stays away.

Posted by: Ralph at March 08, 2016 12:36 AM (D/1P4)

234
And he tasted like crap.
Posted by: sharks


Assuming that really was Bin Ladin.

Posted by: Maybe yes. Maybe no at March 08, 2016 12:37 AM (FkBIv)

235 Ralph, will try that, thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 08, 2016 12:37 AM (ntObR)

236 Ace: "Thought for the Day: F*cking Foxnews.com and their goddamn auto-refresh and auto-play videos. Thanks to this I can no longer ever leave Foxnews open in a browser tab. Why would a business choose to deliberately drive viewers away from their web site like this?"

****

In Boston the radio station WKOX that Rush, Beck and Levin broadcast from features the SAME FOUR PSAs again and again and again and again. For more than 18 months now...

There's mewling little girl shilling for Clean Air, another for "shelter pets", featuring a dog called Satchmo whom I hope has long since been euthanized, another for the Air National Guard...

To avoid hearing that drivel repeated again and again into Eternity, I just turn off the station for five minutes each time they appear. That eats up about 25 minute per hour.

So....when the very few "real" for-profit ads are broadcast alongside, I don't hear them, nor do I hear portions of Rush, Beck and Levin themselves, not til I turn the station back on.

To the Marketing and Program Directors at WKOX, your asses are GENIUS!!!

Each of you deserves to receive the business end of a "Puerto Rican Fence Climber" right up your rectums!!

Posted by: Noam Sayen at March 08, 2016 12:38 AM (bIhmV)

237 Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 08, 2016 12:36 AM (iHjB5)

Thank you! Now I get it!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor, somewhere between round, damn it, and side-set at March 08, 2016 12:38 AM (bardA)

238 G'night everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 08, 2016 12:38 AM (YJmuy)

239 201
OH, profits.



Trump said something about 'pharmaceuticals', the implication being
the big drug companies were making obscene profits on the backs of the
sick and dieing by overcharging for drugs and that Trump was going to
force big pharma to lower prices.



Which led me to ask the question, why doesn't the left go after
Apple and their obscene profits on their products, and why doesn't the
president promise to go after Apple and force them to lower their
prices?



Even the charge that Apple was subcontracting product assembly to slave labor camps in China didn't stick for long.

Posted by: Gordon Lastherder at March 08, 2016 12:26 AM (4z0We)


Not exactly.....pharma sells their stuff in the US for substantially more than they sell it for in the rest of the world, because only in the US is there a restraint-of-trade system against importation from over borders (remember "Canadian pharmacies"?).

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 12:38 AM (EzgxV)

240 217 >> Windoze 7 on my desktop is determined to upgrade to Winblowz 10.

I think someone posted a link a few days ago about how to shut up Win10 reminders, AP -- I'll see if I bookmarked it.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 08, 2016 12:39 AM (gyKtp)

241 I have auto update shut off but I still get the popup tellling me to update to win 10.

Posted by: Feminist Bruce With a Feminist Wang! at March 08, 2016 12:39 AM (iQIUe)

242 Ted Cruz's Face and the Duchenne Smile

Is that anything like the Duquesne Whistle?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mns9VeRguys

Posted by: rickl at March 08, 2016 12:39 AM (sdi6R)

243 78 fuck starbucks
I knew it was you before reading the nic. Chavez!!!
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 07, 2016 11:50 PM

Be well you Morons. I just got up for a snack. Back to bed as work comes early tomorrow. Behave you guys.

Posted by: Farmer at March 08, 2016 12:40 AM (o/90i)

244 I do consulting in the pharmaceutical industry and used to work in big Pharma. It's incredible the amount of time and number if people required to develop a single drug. And the vast majority don't get approved. And then hulu have the foreign countries telling you how much you are allowed to charge.

Drug development is *expensive*.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 08, 2016 12:40 AM (Mt8T4)

245 208
Sorry to hear of all the pain you are going through Cthulhu.


Posted by: Anna Puma at March 08, 2016 12:28 AM (G7515)


The pain was long ago when I figured it out. Since then, it's been stress and frustration that I couldn't get out in-front of the issue.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 12:40 AM (EzgxV)

246 Must say gooodnite to you morons
Be well

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 08, 2016 12:41 AM (voOPb)

247 Watching King of the Hill. Still some of the funniest shit ever. Judge is a damn genius.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 08, 2016 12:41 AM (ucDmr)

248 Primordial, it's tempting.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 08, 2016 12:36 AM (ntObR)


It's free to try. Just go and burn yourself a live cd of some Linux flavor and give it a try. It won't affect your underlying Windows system or anything. Just so you can see if you like it.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 08, 2016 12:41 AM (zc3Db)

249 Not that I believe all drug pricing is fair.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 08, 2016 12:42 AM (Mt8T4)

250 Is that anything like the Duquesne Whistle?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mns9VeRguys
Posted by: rickl

More like a Tuscaloosa Dumplin'.

Posted by: Early Cuyler at March 08, 2016 12:42 AM (SiyyF)

251 But I'm not an expert animal trainer.

Just an observer.

If someone could write a grant proposal and secure funding for a study, we could try it and see.

Posted by: Gordon Lastherder at March 08, 2016 12:13 AM (4z0We)


I strongly suspect the main reason that zebras, and also African elephants, weren't domesticated is that those people who put a lot of effort into domesticating animals didn't live in Africa.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 08, 2016 12:43 AM (/i7Ua)

252 Since then, it's been stress and frustration that I couldn't get out in-front of the issue.
Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 12:40 AM (EzgxV)


You are a thousand times more ahead of it than anyone else I know would be, especially under the circumstances of the last year.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor, somewhere between round, damn it, and side-set at March 08, 2016 12:43 AM (bardA)

253 Night working folks.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 08, 2016 12:43 AM (ucDmr)

254 >>>In Boston the radio station WKOX that Rush, Beck
and Levin broadcast from features the SAME FOUR PSAs again and again and
again and again. For more than 18 months now...
Posted by: Noam Sayen at March 08, 2016 12:38 AM (bIhmV)<<<




1-8-7-7 Kars 4 kids.


K-A-R-S Kars 4 kids.


1-8-7-7 Kars 4 kids.


Donate your car today.


Posted by: Kars 4 Kids at March 08, 2016 12:44 AM (H9MG5)

255
I think someone posted a link a few days ago about how to shut up Win10 reminders, AP -- I'll see if I bookmarked it.
Posted by: GnuBreed


GWX Control Panel will help to rid your system tray of the 'Get Windows 10' notification from continually popping up.

It can also prevent unintentional Windows 10 upgrades from occurring via Windows Update. GWX Control Panel really works, is safe and easy to use, and gives you the option to re-enable the icon and upgrade notifications if you're ever ready to move forward with Windows 10 in the future.

http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 08, 2016 12:45 AM (FkBIv)

256 218
Unthinkable until relocation outside of CA. We'd take a nearly immediate $125K tax hit.




Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 12:30 AM (EzgxV)


I think y'all would be a lot happier in Texas. Our property taxes are a bit goofy, but everything else is quite reasonable.


Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 08, 2016 12:32 AM (HalrA)


Texas is on the short list (which she has avoided discussing). As is piedmont/mountain NC. As is eastern TN....I did research and came up with a short list.....years ago.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 12:45 AM (EzgxV)

257
Got to meet another WWII USMC MOH pilot a few years ago. He was wheelchair-bound but .... still ogling the chicks and making um, comments. That is, he was all there.

One day at a place I volunteer a good friend of the son of Jefferson DeBlanc, another WWII USMC ace and MOH awardee, walked in and we talked with him. My old friend, himself a Guadalcanal vet who almost certainly had run across DeBlanc at the time, tried to call him but the son said his dad was no longer really coherent.

And to round out the set, one day a woman leaving the museum casually mentioned that her uncle was the "lost Black Sheep", USMC ace and Black Sheep/VMF-214 member Chris Magee, who got in hot water for flying for the Haganah in Israel in '48, and behind cold steel bars in Illinois for .... bank robbery. Woman said her dad was a Chicago cop and actually was one of those who arrested Magee (his brother) after a bank robbery. She said he had boxes of Magee's stuff somewhere, we of course asked if she could donate it, but never heard back. But talk about"living the lifestyle" you whole life, sheesh.

Related, one day a local guy comes in, asks if we take donated artifacts, I mumble the usual "depends ...", he takes out a stack of Browning black and white photos (the scalloped edges) - photos of Pappy Boyington and his dad - 214's chief mechanic. In the Pacific, at El Toro. Then he takes out a couple of the original, hand-made 214 jacket patches (one with a stain), and a silk scarf (black, with silhouettes of sheep) that Boyington had given to squadron members sometime after the war.

With a little more enthusiasm, I said "um, yeah, sure, great! We'd love to take those!". Duh.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 08, 2016 12:45 AM (QDnY+)

258 Not exactly.....pharma sells their stuff in the US for substantially more than they sell it for in the rest of the world,

--

That's a symptom of another problem. And another opportunity for a grant proposal, if we have any economists in the horde who are looking for work.

Posted by: Gordon Lastherder at March 08, 2016 12:45 AM (4z0We)

259
229
Primordial, it's tempting.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 08, 2016 12:36 AM (ntObR)


If you have more than one box, you don't need more than one running Windoze.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 12:47 AM (EzgxV)

260 ...those people who put a lot of effort into domesticating animals didn't live in Africa.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 08, 2016 12:43 AM (/i7Ua)
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In Africa south of the Sahara.

Posted by: RioBravo at March 08, 2016 12:47 AM (NUqwG)

261 'Night horde.

Gonna listen to some WWZ to get my mind of Kaboom death masks.

Have a blessed Tuesday.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 08, 2016 12:47 AM (hlMPp)

262 "But those who survived the purges hailed Stalin as a supreme genius..."

Frantically, desperately, loudly, and fearfully.

Howdy, nighttypes. This afternoon, we drove up to see the damage done by the grassfires, and it was tremendous. Thousands of acres blackened. Many places, you could see it got really close to homes. The huge ranch that burned has a sizable herd of wild horses. At one point, they were reported desperately fleeing the flames. Don't know how they fared.

Don't know how this one got started, but a couple was just arrested for starting a grassfire back in February in the same area, and they're are looking for a couple of accomplices. Considering conditions, and the potential for people to be killed, I'd think they could at least charge them with something like attempted manslaughter? Or just hang them, that would work for me.

Posted by: mindful webworker - on the loose at March 08, 2016 12:47 AM (5a8XA)

263 That pop up could be in your cookies, if so, try CCleaner. You can also look for it in your program files. If you see something that looks like it you can rename the file. If the file is named Windows10 rename it NO_Windows10. Whatever file you rename this way will eliminate its function. If it causes a problem you can go back and easily identify it and change it back to the original.

I've done this with persistent files that would not uninstall.

Posted by: Ralph at March 08, 2016 12:48 AM (D/1P4)

264 Of=off

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 08, 2016 12:48 AM (hlMPp)

265 Bertram and Primordial, thanks!!

And I gotta go. Great chat. Enjoy your cereals everyone. Happy work week.:-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 08, 2016 12:48 AM (ntObR)

266 This is older, but is from WUWT, on how to get rid of the win 10 upgrade icon:

http://tinyurl.com/nfzqvve

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 08, 2016 12:49 AM (gyKtp)

267 That's a symptom of another problem. And another opportunity for a grant proposal, if we have any economists in the horde who are looking for work.
Posted by: Gordon Lastherder

I'm not an economist, but I'm good at stringing bullshit buzzwords into "sentences". Where do I sign up?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the #Problematic at March 08, 2016 12:49 AM (SiyyF)

268 Not exactly.....pharma sells their stuff in the US for substantially more than they sell it for in the rest of the world, because only in the US is there a restraint-of-trade system against importation from over borders (remember "Canadian pharmacies"?).

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 12:38 AM (EzgxV)


It is because of the system that the U.S. gets any new drugs at all. It costs more for drug approval in the U.S. than the rest of the world combined. If people could just import the drugs cheaply into the U.S., the companies would never recoup the regulatory costs. At that point, they just stop seeking approval in the U.S. That way, you won't have to worry about expensive drugs... or any drugs for that matter.

I do consulting in the pharmaceutical industry and used to work in big Pharma. It's incredible the amount of time and number if people required to develop a single drug. And the vast majority don't get approved. And then hulu have the foreign countries telling you how much you are allowed to charge.

Drug development is *expensive*.
Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 08, 2016 12:40 AM (Mt8T4)


This.

Posted by: The Regulatory Hat at March 08, 2016 12:49 AM (vBeA5)

269 Those are of course the eigenboobs of the inverse of the boob covariance matrix. No, really!

Posted by: Antonin Scalia RIP, and may God help us at March 08, 2016 12:51 AM (CKGil)

270 You misspelled carp.
Posted by: Chi at March 08, 2016 12:30 AM (1u6vQ)


No, that would be Hillary.

Posted by: Huma at March 08, 2016 12:52 AM (SXU3d)

271 Drug testing gets even more expensive if you are a Spanish pharma doing a trial on some French volunteers and at least one ends up in a coma.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 08, 2016 12:52 AM (G7515)

272 Those are of course the eigenboobs of the inverse of the boob covariance matrix. No, really!
Posted by: Antonin Scalia RIP, and may God help us at March 08, 2016 12:51 AM (CKGil)

Stop reminding me of work (sans the boobs)! I'm trying to relax.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 08, 2016 12:52 AM (Mt8T4)

273 266 more info -- the article tells you which windows update installed the win10 update shit, and how to remove that update.

Note that I didn't actually try this.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 08, 2016 12:53 AM (gyKtp)

274 Posted by: Anna Puma at March 08, 2016 12:52 AM (G7515)

I am a horrible person because that made me LOL.

I mean it WAS a trial, and I'm sure they were warned.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor, somewhere between round, damn it, and side-set at March 08, 2016 12:53 AM (bardA)

275
Some Moron in the last weekcommented that he was thinking of reading The Great Terror. I failed to mention that I recently read the updated (last) edition. Conquest just died a few months back.

The last edition was fine, though it seemed changed from the original, which I read when it came out and still have stored away somewhere.

Suffice it to say, Stalin was no genius. But you knew that.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 08, 2016 12:55 AM (QDnY+)

276 The vast majority of drug trials are very safe because of all the safety testing initially and throughout. But very occasionally, disasters happen.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 08, 2016 12:56 AM (cJDvr)

277 Alberta Oil Peon at March 08, 2016 12:43 AM

The Indian elephant is domesticated, and the water buffalo but the cape buffalo is notoriously ill tempered.


The african animals are preyed upon by lions, while the Indian animals are protected by humans. Yet the african continent does have domestic cattle. (Also sheep and goats, I believe.)

It's just one of those ideas that interest me. Especially when someone says the zebra can not be domesticated because it's too wild.

Posted by: Gordon Lastherder at March 08, 2016 12:56 AM (4z0We)

278 Tammy, yeah the drug was supposed to prevent something that afflicts the mind. One trial, no issues. Second trial and coma time.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 08, 2016 12:56 AM (G7515)

279 Ok. Turning in now.

Good night, all!

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 08, 2016 12:57 AM (cJDvr)

280 AOP @ 213
I ain't shy - I've put my email out here publicly dozens of times, and will again if necessary.

But, do you talk to anyone here via email? At least a dozen respected regulars here have my contact info.
Cthulhu & SMFH, of course. Jinx the cat, Farmer, MisHum, Fenelon, L, Elle, Carol, Slapweasel (one of the best human beings on earth, btw), ummm, sorry - i'm forgetting a few...
Ace, Maet & y-not have it, but wouldn't know it from all the clutter, I bet.

Again, I don't really care about posting my addy here, and will if you want.
And the book is a real POS, but I saw it & thought of you. I picked it up with the intention of reading through it, then sending it on to you if you wanted. Say the word & it's yours.

Posted by: Chi at March 08, 2016 12:57 AM (1u6vQ)

281 A zebra is a mule with stripes.
Obstinate, stubborn, pick your adjective.

Posted by: navybrat at March 08, 2016 12:57 AM (8QGte)

282 Well Stalin had massive issues - he was short, slightly crippled, and abused.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 08, 2016 12:57 AM (G7515)

283 Don't know how this one got started, but a couple was just arrested for starting a grassfire back in February in the same area, and they're are looking for a couple of accomplices. Considering conditions, and the potential for people to be killed, I'd think they could at least charge them with something like attempted manslaughter? Or just hang them, that would work for me.

Posted by: mindful webworker - on the loose at March 08, 2016 12:47 AM (5a8XA)


Grass fires, in and of themselves, don't do much damage. The Indians used to set them deliberately to renew the land. The burned-over areas will green up sooner and better than the unburned parts. The ash from the burnt grass puts potash and phosphate back into the soil.


Problem is, people put stuff other than grass in grasslands. Like buildings.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 08, 2016 12:58 AM (/i7Ua)

284 Posted by: mindful webworker - on the loose at March 08, 2016 12:47 AM (5a8XA),

Are these fires arson, or accidental?

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 08, 2016 01:00 AM (SXU3d)

285
I still want to be an international arms dealer. I like the lifestyle. Are there any left? Or, are they mostly in prison?

Posted by: Feminist Bruce With a Feminist Wang! at March 08, 2016 01:00 AM (iQIUe)

286 When it comes to products like gasoline, certain foods, or drugs that people feel that they have no choice in buying (i.e. those with inelastic demand), people become very resentful of the manufacturers making any profits.

It's not really rational but for some reason people making a profit off selling you non-optional products triggers the unfairness detector in human brains. Never mind that these companies tend to have relatively small profit margins and literally make it up in volume. It's still unfair dammit!

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 08, 2016 01:00 AM (pAlYe)

287 Do we have a geologist in the house?

https://t.co/Yvhs1bJqpR

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 08, 2016 01:02 AM (8PbKi)

288 268
Not exactly.....pharma sells their stuff in the US for substantially
more than they sell it for in the rest of the world, because only in the
US is there a restraint-of-trade system against importation from over
borders (remember "Canadian pharmacies"?).



Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 12:38 AM (EzgxV)



It is because of the system that the U.S. gets any new drugs at all.
It costs more for drug approval in the U.S. than the rest of the
world combined. If people could just import the drugs cheaply into the
U.S., the companies would never recoup the regulatory costs. At that
point, they just stop seeking approval in the U.S. That way, you won't
have to worry about expensive drugs... or any drugs for that matter.



I do consulting in the pharmaceutical industry and used to work
in big Pharma. It's incredible the amount of time and number if people
required to develop a single drug. And the vast majority don't get
approved. And then hulu have the foreign countries telling you how much
you are allowed to charge.



Drug development is *expensive*.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 08, 2016 12:40 AM (Mt8T4)



This.

Posted by: The Regulatory Hat at March 08, 2016 12:49 AM (vBeA5)


Actually, I've got a very simple suggestion to fix the situation. Merely peruse Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution and look for "food" or "drug", then eliminate every Federal agency that shouldn't exist in the first place. Voila!!!! Drug development costs plummet; if you feel like your state doesn't adequately protect your health and safety, use some other state's [or country's] formulary; and if the prices are too damned high where you live, order your drugs from somewhere else.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 01:02 AM (EzgxV)

289 Stalin had a small hands but a huge dacha.

Posted by: RioBravo at March 08, 2016 01:03 AM (NUqwG)

290 Stalin didn't do all those evil deeds by his own hands.

He had people who would do it for him.

Posted by: Gordon Lastherder at March 08, 2016 01:06 AM (4z0We)

291 Again, I don't really care about posting my addy here, and will if you want.
And the book is a real POS, but I saw it & thought of you. I picked it up with the intention of reading through it, then sending it on to you if you wanted. Say the word & it's yours.

Posted by: Chi at March 08, 2016 12:57 AM (1u6vQ)


My e-mail isn't a throwaway, and it contains my full name, more or less. Go here, http://table9chat.blogspot.ca/ and sign in as Chi. I go there under the AOP nic, and have for years. If I find you there, we can move to "private chat", and even the site owners tell me no records are kept of that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 08, 2016 01:08 AM (/i7Ua)

292 281 A zebra is a mule with stripes.
Obstinate, stubborn, pick your adjective.
Posted by: navybrat at March 08, 2016 12:57 AM (8QGte)


When I was little, our neighbors had a couple of donkeys. They are stubborn, just for the sake of being stubborn. If you pulled on their leadrope, they would pull the opposite direction. If you gave them a pat on the side in the stall, to get them to move, they would lean back against you rather than move. That heehaw was hilarious. And they do sit down on their haunches occasionally.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 08, 2016 01:08 AM (SXU3d)

293 @291
This isn't some kind of weird gay pron trap is it?
I've been around long enough to know about hitting links from Morons!

Posted by: Chi at March 08, 2016 01:11 AM (1u6vQ)

294 It's not really rational but for some reason people making a profit off selling you non-optional products triggers the unfairness detector in human brains. Never mind that these companies tend to have relatively small profit margins and literally make it up in volume. It's still unfair dammit!
Posted by: Maetenloch at March 08, 2016 01:00 AM (pAlYe)

*****

Sure. See Govt. making over twice in taxes than what an Oil company makes in profit on a gallon of gas.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 08, 2016 01:12 AM (YLidQ)

295 This isn't some kind of weird gay pron trap is it?
I've been around long enough to know about hitting links from Morons!

***

I promise it is not

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 08, 2016 01:13 AM (8PbKi)

296 Oops! I thought that was my link

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 08, 2016 01:14 AM (8PbKi)

297 If I find you there, we can move to "private chat", and even the site owners tell me no records are kept of that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 08, 2016 01:08 AM (/i7Ua)


*snickers*

Posted by: NSA at March 08, 2016 01:14 AM (vBeA5)

298 281 A zebra is a mule with stripes.
Obstinate, stubborn, pick your adjective.
Posted by: navybrat
--------------
As a kid, my favorite gum was that cardboard crap with the zebra on the label. What was that stuff called?

Very fruity for about 7 seconds, then you had to spit it out & start another piece. Talk about obstinate - that gum made you work for any enjoyment!

Posted by: Chi at March 08, 2016 01:15 AM (1u6vQ)

299 286
When it comes to products like gasoline, certain foods, or drugs that
people feel that they have no choice in buying (i.e. those with
inelastic demand), people become very resentful of the manufacturers
making any profits.

It's not really rational but for some reason
people making a profit off selling you non-optional products triggers
the unfairness detector in human brains. Never mind that these companies
tend to have relatively small profit margins and literally make it up
in volume. It's still unfair dammit!


Posted by: Maetenloch at March 08, 2016 01:00 AM (pAlYe)


The usual remedy for being over-a-Barrel to buy something is to stockpile it. The fiancee likes to tease me about the fact that I normally keep about 48 rolls of toilet paper and 60 bars of soap in backup storage. You can generally wait until stuff goes on sale to replenish.

And that provides a buffer against emergency. If I hear that New Orleans is paying $5 a bar for Dial gold, I can see about shipping 24 bars there for $4 apiece, then restocking my own supply when they're less than $1. That's why capitalism reacts faster and more accurately to demand than central planning.

Only if the people are somehow barred from taking advantages of localized price gouging can you have sustained pricing anomalies -- like the fact that you can't import medicines from Canada or Europe.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 01:16 AM (EzgxV)

300 Bill Plympton did a boob shape cartoon that was better and had more boob shapes.

Posted by: Anachronda at March 08, 2016 01:16 AM (o78gS)

301 As a kid, my favorite gum was that cardboard crap with the zebra on the label. What was that stuff called?



Very fruity for about 7 seconds, then you had to spit it out
start another piece. Talk about obstinate - that gum made you work for
any enjoyment!

Posted by: Chi at March 08, 2016 01:15 AM (1u6vQ)


Fruit Stripe. We still had that stuff in the 80s. Still stiff, and with flavor that burns out in 10 seconds or less. Loved it.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 08, 2016 01:17 AM (J+mig)

302 Do we have a geologist in the house?

https://t.co/Yvhs1bJqpR

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 08, 2016 01:02 AM (8PbKi)


Yeah. That story sounds fairly level-headed. Sounds like their problem is that the amount of waste water being injected exceeds the capacity of the formation to accept it.


I would suggest that they investigate the idea of constructing large cheap solar stills to treat the wastewater, which is usually brine. Pump brine into stills, let the Sun evaporate water, condense the fresh water, and sell it to farmers for irrigation or stock watering, and inject a greatly-reduced volume of concentrated brine into existing disposal wells.


And perhaps those brines contain some useful and marketable salts, too.


Nice thing about using the Sun to drive your still, is that minute-by-minute or hour-by-hour throughput is unimportant; it's how much brine you can process in a month or a year that counts.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 08, 2016 01:18 AM (/i7Ua)

303 293
@291

This isn't some kind of weird gay pron trap is it?

I've been around long enough to know about hitting links from Morons!

Posted by: Chi at March 08, 2016 01:11 AM (1u6vQ)


Table9 is a real thing. I've been there. AOP is taking more of a risk than you are to meet you there.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 01:18 AM (EzgxV)

304 NDH, back in the early sixties when the Rocky Mountain Arsenal was disposing of waste in deep wells, Denver used to be subject to minor earthquakes, nothing more than say a 4.5.
Once they stopped the practice, the earthquakes stopped. I believe I read that the liquids being disposed of caused slippage in the underlying rock formations.

Posted by: Old Blue at March 08, 2016 01:19 AM (9iR5/)

305 @291
This isn't some kind of weird gay pron trap is it?
I've been around long enough to know about hitting links from Morons!

Posted by: Chi at March 08, 2016 01:11 AM (1u6vQ)


No, it's 100% legit. Table 9 chat is basically refugees from the banned chat at Bike Boy's place.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 08, 2016 01:21 AM (/i7Ua)

306 Yeah. That story sounds fairly level-headed. Sounds like their problem is that the amount of waste water being injected exceeds the capacity of the formation to accept it.

***

thanks. It caught me off guard. I've seen the regularity of earthquakes increase there but this is the first I've read about this being the cause.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 08, 2016 01:21 AM (8PbKi)

307 NDH, back in the early sixties when the Rocky Mountain Arsenal was disposing of waste in deep wells, Denver used to be subject to minor earthquakes, nothing more than say a 4.5.
Once they stopped the practice, the earthquakes stopped. I believe I read that the liquids being disposed of caused slippage in the underlying rock formations.

****

that's a lot of freaking waste water to cause an earthquake

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 08, 2016 01:22 AM (8PbKi)

308 Chi -- check email.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 01:24 AM (EzgxV)

309 When it comes to products like gasoline, certain foods, or drugs that people feel that they have no choice in buying (i.e. those with inelastic demand), people become very resentful of the manufacturers making any profits.

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 08, 2016 01:00 AM (pAlYe)


But they jizz all over the walls when they hear that the governments are tacking $10 in taxes to a pack of cigarettes that should only cost 75 cents.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 08, 2016 01:25 AM (zc3Db)

310 Alberta is lucky when it comes to waste disposal wells. In much of the province, the top of the Paleozoic is cavernous limestone, and is underpressured with respect to normal hydrostatic. Drill into it, and the hole takes a big drink. Whre it all goes, I don't know, but its capacity for absorbing excess water seems to be endless.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 08, 2016 01:25 AM (/i7Ua)

311
AOP:

It's " http://www.table9chat.com/ ".

Posted by: Arbalest at March 08, 2016 01:28 AM (FlRtG)

312 Fuck it.
Let's do this instead :

f tucker fish at gee mail blah blah blah

If i have to throw away that email addy, I'll be pissed about it, but as Gloria Gaynor once bravely said, I Will Survive.

Posted by: Chi at March 08, 2016 01:28 AM (1u6vQ)

313 As an example of what I'm talking about, would it not seem reasonable for the state of Florida to be more open to risky Alzheimer's treatments? The city of Flint might be more concerned with lead poisoning; Denver with safe systemic cannabis insecticides....

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 01:30 AM (EzgxV)

314 312
Fuck it.

Let's do this instead :



f tucker fish at gee mail blah blah blah



If i have to throw away that email addy, I'll be pissed about it, but as Gloria Gaynor once bravely said, I Will Survive.

Posted by: Chi at March 08, 2016 01:28 AM (1u6vQ)


AOP -- that's Chi, he's been using it for a while....and if anyone at table9 starts pretending to be him, do not engage.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 01:32 AM (EzgxV)

315 @308
I got it, thanks. Not quite sure what to make of it, so I posted above.


As an aside - your "buddy" was a real asshole today.
Got to, and broke my ceramic butter dish while I was away.
Then proceeded to take the stick of butter directly to my favorite leather flip flops to use as a plate to eat/lick his dinner...

Posted by: Chi at March 08, 2016 01:34 AM (1u6vQ)

316 Alberta Oil Peon: Problem is, people put stuff other than grass in grasslands. Like buildings.

There were 17 fire companies fighting this one. I think they spend most of their time saving homes. It was racing off the ranches and toward town, too.

As I drove along, I was thinking about how far and long such a fire would have burned 100+ years ago.

And, yes, it will all be green soon. A smaller fire a half-mile east of our home from a month ago is already coming out green.

nerdygirl: Are these fires arson, or accidental?

I don't know about this one, but as I said they just arrested a couple for starting one back in February.

Sometimes just the tossed cigarette. Or some dope thinks he can control a small trash fire. (Looks shifty-eyed at scorched area on my farm from a week ago.)

Rain's moved in now, though. Should be a big help.

Posted by: mindful webworker - I've seen fire and I've seen rain at March 08, 2016 01:35 AM (5a8XA)

317 As an example of what I'm talking about, would it not seem reasonable for the state of Florida to be more open to risky Alzheimer's treatments? The city of Flint might be more concerned with lead poisoning; Denver with safe systemic cannabis insecticides....

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 01:30 AM (EzgxV)


Heh. Reminds me. Saw a fat dude sitting in a lawn chair on a street corner here in Apache Junction today. He had an 8-foot pole with two professionally-made signs on it (one being a big marijuana leaf). Sign said "Get your medical MJ card, and get relief from suchandsuch dispensary", or words to that effect.


I felt like yelling at him, "Hey, if MJ really had any medical efficacy, I could buy it at Walgreens, and you wouldn't have a "job". But I didn't.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 08, 2016 01:36 AM (/i7Ua)

318 314
312

Fuck it.


Let's do this instead :





f tucker fish at gee mail blah blah blah





If i have to throw away that email addy, I'll be pissed about it, but as Gloria Gaynor once bravely said, I Will Survive.



Posted by: Chi at March 08, 2016 01:28 AM (1u6vQ)


AOP -- that's Chi, he's been using it for a while....and if anyone at table9 starts pretending to be him, do not engage.


Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 01:32 AM (EzgxV)


Incidentally, I vaguely recall Ira having been on table9 right (minutes) before I made one of my rare visits. We have trolls who have been known to throw links with an embedded keylogger -- people need to make sure they know who they're dealing with. Fortunately, with the sock-puppet thing, the Moron Horde is one of the better groups on the planet for recognizing who is who.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 01:37 AM (EzgxV)

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 08, 2016 01:37 AM (/i7Ua)

320 315
@308

I got it, thanks. Not quite sure what to make of it, so I posted above.





As an aside - your "buddy" was a real asshole today.

Got to, and broke my ceramic butter dish while I was away.

Then proceeded to take the stick of butter directly to my favorite
leather flip flops to use as a plate to eat/lick his dinner...

Posted by: Chi at March 08, 2016 01:34 AM (1u6vQ)


Was it in the fridge? 'Cause if he's opening up the fridge, you're in a world of trouble.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 01:40 AM (EzgxV)

321 easy for you to say...

Posted by: GGE of the Working Horde, NC Chapter at March 08, 2016 01:41 AM (30qi/)

322 319


Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 08, 2016 01:37 AM (/i7Ua)


See, we know everyone well enough to know that was a frantic bold close tag.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 01:44 AM (EzgxV)

323 322
319





Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 08, 2016 01:37 AM (/i7Ua)


See, we know everyone well enough to know that was a frantic bold close tag.


Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 01:44 AM (EzgxV)


It's sort of like the joke about small-town living: "No reason to use turn-signals, everyone knew where you were going already."

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 01:46 AM (EzgxV)

324 See, we know everyone well enough to know that was a frantic bold close tag.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 01:44 AM (EzgxV)


I thought he was just using some of the Fed's new negative point type ... -10 point, it looked to me.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 08, 2016 01:47 AM (zc3Db)

325 Sounds hard to believe, but considering this election cycle so far...

KS Caucus: EVERY Undecided Voter Broke for Cruz

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jbdfwsn

Posted by: The Electoral Hat at March 08, 2016 01:47 AM (vBeA5)

326 320
315

@308


I got it, thanks. Not quite sure what to make of it, so I posted above.








As an aside - your "buddy" was a real asshole today.


Got to, and broke my ceramic butter dish while I was away.


Then proceeded to take the stick of butter directly to my favorite

leather flip flops to use as a plate to eat/lick his dinner...



Posted by: Chi at March 08, 2016 01:34 AM (1u6vQ)


Was it in the fridge? 'Cause if he's opening up the fridge, you're in a world of trouble.


Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 01:40 AM (EzgxV)


Pondering this further, you are talking about Tucker....and not your neighbor's castoff with the girlfriend, right?

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 01:48 AM (EzgxV)

327 See, we know everyone well enough to know that was a frantic bold close tag.
Posted by: cthulhu
-----------------
I laughed so hard, i woke up the hobo! Yes, seriously.

No. I keep the butter on the counter (shut up. Yes, i use real butter, and yes, I'm skinny enough to use a stick before it goes bad!)
Little fucker got to it, ate it, then when I walked in the door, he barely greeted me before he ran away & just looked guilty.
He didn't even ask for dinner tonight (I only feed him once a day). He KNOWS how bad he was...

Posted by: Chi at March 08, 2016 01:50 AM (1u6vQ)

328 Hey, GGE. Hope you and yours are doing well.
Nice to see you around.

Posted by: Chi at March 08, 2016 01:53 AM (1u6vQ)

329 I know it's not the cereal thread anymore but i was busy earlier and I'm just gonna go ahead and offer my confession here.

My parents were health food store shoppers back in the eighties, way pre while foods or classy health food cereals. When we went to my grandma's and she had cheerios or grape nuts, i thought it was awesome because they were like, cereal you saw on tv, or at the regular grocery store.

We never got sugary cereal at home. Not ever. When i finally got to try some though? Really didn't like them. Those hard little marshmallows? Didn't like em.

Still like cheerios and grape nuts (if you let em soak long enough). Even as an adult i don't like a lot of sugar.

Maybe my parents didn't love me or maybe they actually did and made my whole life healthier by not exposing me to that stuff.

But they did let us watch the cereal tv ads. They looked so much better than they tasted when i eventually tried any.

Ok, confession off my chest, i can go on with my life now!

Posted by: Sugar Plum Fairy #176-671 at March 08, 2016 01:56 AM (hnCis)

330 See, we know everyone well enough to know that was a frantic bold close tag.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 01:44 AM (EzgxV)


LOL, right, you are. But I think the (invisible) close tags in my nic saved me from a barrelin'.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 08, 2016 01:58 AM (/i7Ua)

331 325
Sounds hard to believe, but considering this election cycle so far...



KS Caucus: EVERY Undecided Voter Broke for Cruz



http://preview.tinyurl.com/jbdfwsn

Posted by: The Electoral Hat at March 08, 2016 01:47 AM (vBeA5)


The idea that Rubio and/or Kasich should stay in to make for a brokered convention that would coronate Romney or Jeb! is batshit insane. The thought that there would be coattails or payback from such a black hole of losing suck is outright delusional....and the populace is aware of this.

Furthermore, people are realizing that it isn't a tiny bunch of marginalized malcontents who perceive this....

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 01:58 AM (EzgxV)

332 Well, Chi and I have exchanged e-mails, and the planet continues to revolve, so there's that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 08, 2016 02:03 AM (/i7Ua)

333 Well, this kind of sucks. I fell asleep in the early afternoon, expecting be out a couple hours and then take care of some things like picking up prescription refills. Instead I had the longest, deepest sleep I've experience in over a week. So now I'm wide awake during a time of day when nothing useful can be accomplished. Then I'll get sleepy again when I need to be doing stuff.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 08, 2016 02:03 AM (IdCqF)

334 Hey, GGE. Hope you and yours are doing well.

Nice to see you around.

Posted by: Chi at March 08, 2016 01:53 AM (1u6vQ)


Right as rain. The missus was a bit under the weather this week, but she was well enough to pick at me a bit before I left for work so I guess she's feeling better.

And now break is over, back to the grind. Later roonz and roonettez, fear no evil!

Posted by: GGE of the Working Horde, NC Chapter at March 08, 2016 02:04 AM (30qi/)

335 Well, this kind of sucks. I fell asleep in the early afternoon, expecting be out a couple hours and then take care of some things like picking up prescription refills. Instead I had the longest, deepest sleep I've experience in over a week. So now I'm wide awake during a time of day when nothing useful can be accomplished. Then I'll get sleepy again when I need to be doing stuff.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 08, 2016 02:03 AM (IdCqF)


That's your inner vampire struggling to get out.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 08, 2016 02:05 AM (/i7Ua)

336 It's always a cereal thread at AoSHQ.

Even the gun threads are really just cereal threads in denial.

Posted by: Quaker Harvest Crunch at March 08, 2016 02:07 AM (DW4f1)

337 330
See, we know everyone well enough to know that was a frantic bold close tag.



Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 01:44 AM (EzgxV)





LOL, right, you are. But I think the (invisible) close tags in my nic saved me from a barrelin'.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 08, 2016 01:58 AM (/i7Ua)


You'd be correct, 'cause they saved my @318 from emboldening. I really should put a set in my sig, but that would lessen the frisson of danger I get from doing Pixy-ized tags manually.

And, BTW, I recently learned that you can do the bold, ital, underline, strikeout with either case of letters, but the Pixyverse only closes 'em if you close them with the same case of letters you opened 'em with. IOW "[ U ]" works, but is NOT closed by . You have to close it with .

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 02:08 AM (EzgxV)

338

The idea that Rubio and/or Kasich should stay in to make for a brokered convention that would coronate Romney or Jeb! is batshit insane.

Yes, and at the very least, it will end the Presidential aspirations of both Rubio and Kasich ... not much of a silver lining, but silver nonetheless.

Fortunately, I think that Trump can make it to 1240. I'll take either Trump or Cruz ... but I really don't want a brokered convention.

I think that a brokered convention will end up being about who is chosen for VP, as I think at the very least, Trump will end up with at least 1150 delegates, and there would be no credible way to steal the nomination from him. Perhaps other than Cruz, no one else has any credibility ... they simply do not have the delegates. But an incredible way or two might be found, and that worries me.

Posted by: Arbalest at March 08, 2016 02:08 AM (FlRtG)

339 Doggone! Midnight already. Where did the day go? And I want to go to bed. Got a load of lumber today, and I have some framing to do here at Casa de Peon.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 08, 2016 02:08 AM (/i7Ua)

340 Gid moanin. Very long old time greeting from an expatriate. Just thought I'd see what you rot have been up to.

Posted by: ErikW at March 08, 2016 02:09 AM (6tpZZ)

341 #329

A lot of stuff that seemed good as a kid is way to loaded now. Kids aren't big on subtlety. There are some thing I might enjoy today if they offered a version that was about one third of the sugar level. There were a few cases where they offered low sugar versions of cereals but included artificial sweeteners to make up the difference, which to me defeated the purpose. The flavor of the pseudo-sweeteners doesn't fool anyone. They can be useful for those trying to break a bad habit like soft drink addiction but when you just want a more subtle flavor they ruin the whole thing.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 08, 2016 02:09 AM (IdCqF)

342 And, BTW, I recently learned that you can do the bold, ital, underline, strikeout with either case of letters, but the Pixyverse only closes 'em if you close them with the same case of letters you opened 'em with. IOW "[ U ]" works, but is NOT closed by . You have to close it with .

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 02:08 AM (EzgxV)


Who was it that rogered the entire thread by doing double open tags? That was epic.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 08, 2016 02:10 AM (/i7Ua)

343 332 Well, Chi and I have exchanged e-mails, and the planet continues to revolve, so there's that.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
-----------------
How do you know that I'm not actually Ira?

(And the plot thickens)

Posted by: Chi at March 08, 2016 02:11 AM (1u6vQ)

344 How do you know that I'm not actually Ira?

(And the plot thickens)

Posted by: Chi at March 08, 2016 02:11 AM (1u6vQ)


You can write in complete sentneces, for one. And that is "thot plickens", BTW.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 08, 2016 02:13 AM (/i7Ua)

345 332
Well, Chi and I have exchanged e-mails, and the planet continues to revolve, so there's that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 08, 2016 02:03 AM (/i7Ua)


I apologize to the both of you for being a bit fanatical about OPSEC. It's great for the Horde to have good, robust backchannel -- both as an alternative to the HQ, but also a way to validate the HQ as necessary.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 02:14 AM (EzgxV)

346 The flavor of the pseudo-sweeteners doesn't fool anyone. They can be
useful for those trying to break a bad habit like soft drink addiction
but when you just want a more subtle flavor they ruin the whole thing.


IMO pseudo-sweeteners create negative results by making your digestive system process un-food.

Do you know anyone on diet sodas who are actually thin?

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster at March 08, 2016 02:15 AM (1D4Ef)

347 337
330

See, we know everyone well enough to know that was a frantic bold close tag.





Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 01:44 AM (EzgxV)








LOL, right, you are. But I think the (invisible) close tags in my nic saved me from a barrelin'.



Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 08, 2016 01:58 AM (/i7Ua)


You'd be correct, 'cause they saved my @318 from emboldening. I really should put a set in my sig, but that would lessen the frisson of danger I get from doing Pixy-ized tags manually.

And,
BTW, I recently learned that you can do the bold, ital, underline,
strikeout with either case of letters, but the Pixyverse only closes 'em
if you close them with the same case of letters you opened 'em with.
IOW "[ U ]" works, but is NOT closed by "[ / u ]". You have to close it with "[ / U ]".


Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 02:08 AM (EzgxV)


HA! Disappeared parts also illustrated my point, but too subtly.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 02:16 AM (EzgxV)

348 Alberta Oil Peon: Who was it that rogered the entire thread by doing double open tags? That was epic.

Don't remember who that was, but I know no number of close-tags were effective. Occurs to me now that perhaps a capitalized open tag was used!

Posted by: mindful webworker - home and happy to be so at March 08, 2016 02:18 AM (gPTe0)

349 I apologize to the both of you for being a bit fanatical about OPSEC. It's great for the Horde to have good, robust backchannel -- both as an alternative to the HQ, but also a way to validate the HQ as necessary.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 02:14 AM (EzgxV)


Agreed on the backchannel. Nice to have a way for online friends to check up on you if the key suddenly goes silent.


Funny thing: Day walker Stringer Davis, who writes some very insightful stuff, knows who I am IRL, because we both exist on another forum. But I don't know who he is, although I could make a short list. And we have probably met FTF.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 08, 2016 02:19 AM (/i7Ua)

350 342
And, BTW, I recently learned that you can do the bold, ital, underline,
strikeout with either case of letters, but the Pixyverse only closes 'em
if you close them with the same case of letters you opened 'em with.
IOW "[ U ]" works, but is NOT closed by . You have to close it with .



Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 02:08 AM (EzgxV)





Who was it that rogered the entire thread by doing double open tags? That was epic.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 08, 2016 02:10 AM (/i7Ua)


The wonders of the Pixyverse never fail to intrigue....

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 02:20 AM (EzgxV)

351 HA! Disappeared parts also illustrated my point, but too subtly.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 02:16 AM (EzgxV)


Naw. I got that right away. Because a real tag in square brackets becomes invisible once Pixy gets hold of it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 08, 2016 02:21 AM (/i7Ua)

352 AOP: ...knows who I am IRL...

* stunned *

You folks are real??

I never suspected!

Posted by: mindful webworker - what is reality? at March 08, 2016 02:23 AM (gPTe0)

353 349
I apologize to the both of you for being a bit fanatical about OPSEC.
It's great for the Horde to have good, robust backchannel -- both as an
alternative to the HQ, but also a way to validate the HQ as necessary.



Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 02:14 AM (EzgxV)





Agreed on the backchannel. Nice to have a way for online friends to check up on you if the key suddenly goes silent.





Funny thing: Day walker Stringer Davis, who writes some very
insightful stuff, knows who I am IRL, because we both exist on another
forum. But I don't know who he is, although I could make a short list.
And we have probably met FTF.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 08, 2016 02:19 AM (/i7Ua)


This sort of nuance is probably good for all of us -- as it takes the place of sniffing each others' butt on the Serengeti.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 02:23 AM (EzgxV)

354 When I was little, our neighbors had a couple of
donkeys. They are stubborn, just for the sake of being stubborn.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 08, 2016 01:08 AM (SXU3d)

I know how to deal with stubborn jackasses.

Posted by: Patton at March 08, 2016 02:23 AM (fgHc2)

355 You folks are real??

I never suspected!

Posted by: mindful webworker - what is reality? at March 08, 2016 02:23 AM (gPTe0)


Scary thought, isn't it?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 08, 2016 02:24 AM (/i7Ua)

356 #299

I try to do that whenever possible for items with a long shelf life. The trick is having the space to store it when a deal comes along. There was a show a while back on one of the cable outlets, Extreme Couponing, that had some people profiled who had garages with shelves lined with enough toiletries and such to maintain their families for years in comfort if hard times struck.

One variant was the guy who would engineer deals that would result in him getting hundreds of boxes of cereal for some minuscule sum like $50. He'd donate to local charities like homeless shelters. He could never hope to consume the stuff within its edible lifetime and instead treated it as a hobby.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 08, 2016 02:24 AM (IdCqF)

357 This sort of nuance is probably good for all of us -- as it takes the place of sniffing each others' butt on the Serengeti.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 02:23 AM (EzgxV)


Well, if we are captured and Perrier-boarded by SJW's, we cannot reveal that which we do not know. The cell system.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 08, 2016 02:27 AM (/i7Ua)

358 The idea that Rubio and/or Kasich should stay in to make for a brokered convention that would coronate Romney or Jeb! is batshit insane. The thought that there would be coattails or payback from such a black hole of losing suck is outright delusional....and the populace is aware of this.

Furthermore, people are realizing that it isn't a tiny bunch of marginalized malcontents who perceive this....

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 01:58 AM (EzgxV)


I'm not so sure that a brokered convention would be a RINO-fest. A lot of the delegates from states that have already voted haven't been chosen yet. They are locked in on a first vote, but nothing beyond that. If it looks like a brokered convention, the actual delegate selection could be interesting, and possibly would favor movement conservatives over either Trump supporters or RINOs.

Even if Trump gets a majority of delegates... that doesn't mean that the delegates will rubber stamp his Veep pick. Would be interesting to see the delegate reject Trump's Veep pick and choose someone like Ben Sasse...

Posted by: The Convention Hat at March 08, 2016 02:28 AM (vBeA5)

359 356
#299

I try to do that whenever possible for items with a long
shelf life. The trick is having the space to store it when a deal comes
along. There was a show a while back on one of the cable outlets,
Extreme Couponing, that had some people profiled who had garages with
shelves lined with enough toiletries and such to maintain their families
for years in comfort if hard times struck.

One variant was the
guy who would engineer deals that would result in him getting hundreds
of boxes of cereal for some minuscule sum like $50. He'd donate to local
charities like homeless shelters. He could never hope to consume the
stuff within its edible lifetime and instead treated it as a hobby.


Posted by: Epobirs at March 08, 2016 02:24 AM (IdCqF)


And, unfortunately, California is the land of "not enough space", as well as "taxed up the wazoo", "PC-d until blind", "regulated beyond belief", and "SJW uber alles".

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 02:29 AM (EzgxV)

360 Zorry, but it
AOP - Give me til tmorrow to respond d to email.
I have a very sorry puppy lyi g on my arm, trying to a]logize for being asshole today

Am forced to nowtyp wiith one thumb onphone -
Don't expect much from. Book, butt I b think it's cool, and I think you'll get a kick out ofit.
Will get it to you later this week

Posted by: Chi at March 08, 2016 02:30 AM (1u6vQ)

361 The flavor of the pseudo-sweeteners doesn't fool anyone. They can be useful for those trying to break a bad habit like soft drink addiction but when you just want a more subtle flavor they ruin the whole thing.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 08, 2016 02:09 AM (IdCqF)


It's not a matter of subtlety, they just taste like shit. Although, there are more than a few people who actually like the tastes of some of the artificial sweeteners.

But they are certainly bad for your body. They trick it into thinking that it's taking in sugar when it isn't. There's a reason why diabetes has exploded - and it isn't about fat people. It's about artificial sweeteners and people thinking they can fool Mother Nature.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 08, 2016 02:32 AM (zc3Db)

362 357
This sort of nuance is probably good for all of us -- as it takes the place of sniffing each others' butt on the Serengeti.



Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 02:23 AM (EzgxV)





Well, if we are captured and Perrier-boarded by SJW's, we cannot reveal that which we do not know. The cell system.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 08, 2016 02:27 AM (/i7Ua)


*Baboon strapped to a board with Nile River water poured over his mouth* "He wore a hat and his ass smelled of elderberries...."

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 02:32 AM (EzgxV)

363 Me: You folks are real?? I never suspected!

AOP: Scary thought, isn't it?

♭♫
Little boxes.
Little boxes.
Little boxes on the Interwebz.
And they're all full
of ASCII let-ters,
And they all look just the same.

There's a gray one,
and a gray one,
and a gray one, and a gra-ay one...


um

Wow... that song got boring fast.

Posted by: mindful webworker - ticky tacky at March 08, 2016 02:33 AM (gPTe0)

364 I try to do that whenever possible for items with a long shelf life. The trick is having the space to store it when a deal comes along. There was a show a while back on one of the cable outlets, Extreme Couponing, that had some people profiled who had garages with shelves lined with enough toiletries and such to maintain their families for years in comfort if hard times struck.

One variant was the guy who would engineer deals that would result in him getting hundreds of boxes of cereal for some minuscule sum like $50. He'd donate to local charities like homeless shelters. He could never hope to consume the stuff within its edible lifetime and instead treated it as a hobby.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 08, 2016 02:24 AM (IdCqF)


I try to do that in a small way when buying car parts, or radio parts, or whatever. If I need one, I will buy two, if they are cheap. I bought lumber today. Figured I needed 35 2X4 studs for my immediate needs. I bought 40. At the very least, it saves me a half-hour shopping trip if I come up one short.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 08, 2016 02:34 AM (/i7Ua)

365 #346

Yes, I do. They're usually people who were never greatly overweight to begin with and intend to keep it that way in the face of temptation. Often as a reaction to a morbidly obese parent.

I wasn't a big soda drinker but I was big on fruit juices. Things like the flavor powder packets added to a bottle of water can help break the habit by not going cold turkey. I'm still overweight because that is only one entry in the list of bad habits but it is a significant reduction in caloric intake and the risk of diabetes. Getting more exercise would help a lot and would also help with the depression that has always plagued me but as Edward Abbey said:
"As a confirmed melancholic, I can testify that the best and maybe only antidote for melancholia is action. However, like most melancholics I suffer also from sloth."

Posted by: Epobirs at March 08, 2016 02:36 AM (IdCqF)

366 Am forced to nowtyp wiith one thumb onphone -
Don't expect much from. Book, butt I b think it's cool, and I think you'll get a kick out ofit.
Will get it to you later this week

Posted by: Chi at March 08, 2016 02:30 AM (1u6vQ)


No worries. If Tucker ate a whole stick of butter, he may be at risk of having housebreaking amnesia. Lubes things up a bit, doncha know?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 08, 2016 02:37 AM (/i7Ua)

367 Hat: ...They are locked in on a first vote, but nothing beyond that....

"It's who counts the votes!" -Uncle Joe and the RINOs

Posted by: mindful webworker - democrazy verks! at March 08, 2016 02:37 AM (gPTe0)

368 IOW "[ U ]" works, but is NOT closed by "[ / u ]". You have to close it with "[ / U ]".

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 02:08 AM (EzgxV)


Cooth, I'm disappointed in you. I thought you would be a Pixy-type guru by now. Safe Spaces in formatting comments are for children

IOW "[U]" works, but is NOT closed by "[\u]". You have to close it with "[\U]".

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 08, 2016 02:38 AM (zc3Db)

369 [/n]


That's the close tag for 8 paragraphs of invisible (null) text.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 08, 2016 02:41 AM (/i7Ua)

370 I have been here for years, lurking... Reading... Laughing. You got me through my father's death. My mother's dementia. My son's schizophrenia. When there were periods in my life that I thought I could not go on, I came here and you took it all away with your humor and wit. You made my life bearable.

I am now going blind from glaucoma. I won't be able to read you much longer. Thank God for 4K screens or I could not type this to let you know how much you guys have meant to me over the years. Just wanted to let you know that not everybody posts, not everybody are Hot Air refugees, but there are those of us out there that read you and enjoy you, and appreciate your posts.

Thank you all.

Posted by: Doubting Thomasina at March 08, 2016 02:42 AM (JcXSX)

371 #364

This is why I cannot imagine being an urbanite, living is a highly constricted space and deeply dependent on the regular flow of goods for lack of space to store any reserve. Whenever I hear some hipster mocking the suburbs, I think, "Screw you, I've got a garage and room for stuff."

I need to purge excess once in a while but, say, stuff left over from from building a new PC almost always gets used eventually. It isn't an extra SATA cable. It's a SATA cable whose applied location hasn't been determined yet.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 08, 2016 02:43 AM (IdCqF)

372 361
The flavor of the pseudo-sweeteners doesn't fool anyone. They can be
useful for those trying to break a bad habit like soft drink addiction
but when you just want a more subtle flavor they ruin the whole thing.



Posted by: Epobirs at March 08, 2016 02:09 AM (IdCqF)



It's not a matter of subtlety, they just taste like shit. Although,
there are more than a few people who actually like the tastes of some of
the artificial sweeteners.



But they are certainly bad for your body. They trick it into
thinking that it's taking in sugar when it isn't. There's a reason why
diabetes has exploded - and it isn't about fat people. It's about
artificial sweeteners and people thinking they can fool Mother Nature.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 08, 2016 02:32 AM (zc3Db)


I'd put it: (1) Government recommends the Diabetes Diet for decades; (2) Government subsidizes simple carbs so getting diabetes is cheap; (3) Fast-food includes too many carbs; (4) Government demonizes sensible consumption of protein and fats; (5) Government dumps on eggs; (6) Government dumps on red meats; (6) GOVERNMENT DUMPS ON BACON; (7) Government promotes morning cereals; ( Pro-sports promotes carbo-loading; (9) HFCS included in everything, when has twice the metabolic damage of cane sugar.....(10) artificial sweeteners aren't exactly health food.

There's a ton of problems with Federal involvement with food choices. Let's not fail to prioritize.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 02:44 AM (EzgxV)

373 368
IOW "[ U ]" works, but is NOT closed by "[ / u ]". You have to close it with "[ / U ]".



Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 02:08 AM (EzgxV)



Cooth, I'm disappointed in you. I thought you would be a Pixy-type
guru by now. Safe Spaces in formatting comments are for children



IOW "" works, but is NOT closed by "[\u]". You have to close it with "[\U]".

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 08, 2016 02:38 AM (zc3Db)


Yeah, like I'm going to douse myself in gasoline and play with flames. I'm merely trying to inform, not show-off.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 02:47 AM (EzgxV)

374 Posted by: Doubting Thomasina at March 08, 2016 02:42 AM (JcXSX)

I'm not one of the funny commenters (though I am a hotair refugee - from a purge many years ago) but I'll say thanks for the shout out, anyway. Hang in there, thomasina.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 08, 2016 02:47 AM (zc3Db)

375 Did TPOP drop a quote bomb on me?

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 02:48 AM (EzgxV)

376 Doubting Thomasina - God bless your eyes. And heart.

Can you set up text-to-voice? You could still hear the horde! (I can just imagine!)

If you could get Porky Pig voice instead of Stephen Hawking's, we'd sound better.

A buh duh
A buh duh
A buh duh
That's alllllll, folks!

G'nite.

Posted by: mindful webworker - artificially sweet dreams! at March 08, 2016 02:49 AM (gPTe0)

377 IOW "" works, but is NOT closed by "[\u]". You have to close it with "[\U]".

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 08, 2016 02:38 AM (zc3Db)


Yeah, like I'm going to douse myself in gasoline and play with flames. I'm merely trying to inform, not show-off.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 02:47 AM (EzgxV)


Ha, ha ... got you on a simple paste

Oh, that was too funny, cooth. Now, you won't ever paste any of my comments again

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 08, 2016 02:49 AM (zc3Db)

378 Did TPOP drop a quote bomb on me?

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 02:48 AM (EzgxV)


You pasted the tags in the quote and made them real. Kind of like Hawking radiation of virtual pixy tags.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 08, 2016 02:51 AM (zc3Db)

379 375
Did TPOP drop a quote bomb on me?


Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 02:48 AM (EzgxV)


TPOP goes on the "too clever by half" list.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 02:52 AM (EzgxV)

380 Now I'm awaiting midnight so I can access the set of daily challenges in the Microsoft Solitaire collection. Like the pseudo-sweeteners, it's a non-accomplishment that uses time that might be applied to something useful but it's better than nothing to do at all.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 08, 2016 02:53 AM (IdCqF)

381 I am now going blind from glaucoma. I won't be able to read you much longer. Thank God for 4K screens or I could not type this to let you know how much you guys have meant to me over the years. Just wanted to let you know that not everybody posts, not everybody are Hot Air refugees, but there are those of us out there that read you and enjoy you, and appreciate your posts.

Thank you all.

Posted by: Doubting Thomasina at March 08, 2016 02:42 AM (JcXSX)


Getting dusty in here. Thank you for your kind thoughts. Please post more and lurk less. Is there no way that printed text on a screen could be made audible? I realize that the Internet could be hard to surf with a text-to-voice reader simply because there are so many different ways of putting text on a page, even in a single page.


Perhaps one of the code-savvy Morons could write an app that could "read" AOS aloud?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 08, 2016 02:53 AM (/i7Ua)

382 Perhaps one of the code-savvy Morons could write an app that could "read" AOS aloud?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 08, 2016 02:53 AM (/i7Ua)


That shouldn't be difficult. Maybe even with celebrity voices, which could be kind of cool. Should it be the commenter's choice of voice or the reader's?

MUMR would be the adult voice from Peanuts. That's pretty easy.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 08, 2016 02:56 AM (zc3Db)

383 Hat: ...They are locked in on a first vote, but nothing beyond that....

"It's who counts the votes!" -Uncle Joe and the RINOs
Posted by: mindful webworker - democrazy verks! at March 08, 2016 02:37 AM (gPTe0)


A divided convention that goes to a second vote will, if the election cycle so far is any indicator, be very, very interesting...

Posted by: The Convention Hat at March 08, 2016 02:57 AM (vBeA5)

384 That shouldn't be difficult. Maybe even with celebrity voices, which could be kind of cool. Should it be the commenter's choice of voice or the reader's?

MUMR would be the adult voice from Peanuts. That's pretty easy.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 08, 2016 02:56 AM (zc3Db)


Are there not hand-held scanners that can scan a printed page, and render it as voice? In which case, simply rendering a Web page as a bitmap, and scrolling it past a virtual scanner window should accomplish the same thing.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 08, 2016 03:00 AM (/i7Ua)

385 And now I must go to bed. Later all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 08, 2016 03:01 AM (/i7Ua)

386 Don't feel too bad for Madonna. I read a blind gossip piece not that long ago about a A lister who badly wanted a gay son so she forced him to watch gay porn. Most commenters thought it sounded like Madonna. A recent photo of Rocco in pigtails, head bowed looking humiliated as his mother laughed behind him, seems to support this.

Posted by: Sipping whiskey in the dark at March 08, 2016 03:02 AM (CbKqd)

387 Actually, the format of AoS should lend itself pretty well to existing screen readers. There are sometimes advantages in the archaic. Assigning distinct voices to different regulars would probably not be an off the shelf item but there is an SDK (Software Developer's Kit) available for Dragon Naturally Speaking to allow such to be created. The built-in Narrator in Windows also exposes some APIs.

I'd guess the easiest method would be to track hashes, as those remain consistent for long periods for most.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 08, 2016 03:04 AM (IdCqF)

388 A Japanese female idol in a love affair with a plaster bust of Mars...

WTF Japan, WTF...

Posted by: What the Hat? at March 08, 2016 03:05 AM (vBeA5)

389 386
Don't feel too bad for Madonna. I read a blind gossip piece not that
long ago about a A lister who badly wanted a gay son so she forced him
to watch gay porn. Most commenters thought it sounded like Madonna. A
recent photo of Rocco in pigtails, head bowed looking humiliated as his
mother laughed behind him, seems to support this.

Posted by: Sipping whiskey in the dark at March 08, 2016 03:02 AM (CbKqd)


I can pretty much guarantee you that nobody here is taking Madonna's side against her boy.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 03:05 AM (EzgxV)

390 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 08, 2016 03:00 AM (/i7Ua)

There must be. You still have to write code to tell which parts of the page to read. For that, it's probably easier to just take the source HTMl and find the main post DIV and comment DIVs and just read the text in them. You don't want to read any sidebar ads or the column stuff or other shit outside of the comments.

This should all be pretty easy (so long as Pixy doesn't change the makeup of the page or kinds of DIVs used for stuff). Could do it in a simple script - Perl, php, javascript ... anything.

Of course, you'd want controls for how it reads, select comment numbers, voices(!), etc. Youdefinitely want different commenters to have different voices and for each commenter to have his own. With sock puppets you probably want some sort of altered voice, not a fully different one - to get the real feeling that it's a sock puppet and not the person.

It's not difficult but it would be a bit of work.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 08, 2016 03:07 AM (zc3Db)

391 387
Actually, the format of AoS should lend itself pretty well to existing
screen readers. There are sometimes advantages in the archaic. Assigning
distinct voices to different regulars would probably not be an off the
shelf item but there is an SDK (Software Developer's Kit) available for
Dragon Naturally Speaking to allow such to be created. The built-in
Narrator in Windows also exposes some APIs.

I'd guess the easiest method would be to track hashes, as those remain consistent for long periods for most.


Posted by: Epobirs at March 08, 2016 03:04 AM (IdCqF)


That actually would be pretty funny, as the various socks were read with hash-consistent voices.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 03:07 AM (EzgxV)

392 A Japanese female idol in a love affair with a plaster bust of Mars...

WTF Japan, WTF...

Posted by: What the Hat? at March 08, 2016 03:05 AM (vBeA5)


Same show... the plaster St. George (of dragon-slaying fame) was sexually taken advantage of by a Tranny...

WTF Japan... WTF!

Posted by: What the Hat? at March 08, 2016 03:10 AM (vBeA5)

393 Yeah, the artificial sweeteners are totally unpalatable to me. Got one of the worst heartaches I've ever had from a stevia soda pop i tried once. Had a friend who was really addicted to a "water" drink with surcralose in it. Freaked me out. It tasted dehydrating to me. And she never could seem to lose weight while she was on em.
Give me water! Maybe a little splash of juice in it! I mean, if I'm gonna have sugar (or corn syrup) at least my body knows it's liquid candy and I'm not tricking it right?
Sigh, guess mom and dad really did good, these habits really were all instilled in my childhood. I still love a good salad too!

Posted by: Sugar Plum Fairy #176-671 at March 08, 2016 03:11 AM (hnCis)

394 Posted by: Epobirs at March 08, 2016 03:04 AM (IdCqF)

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 03:07 AM (EzgxV)


I see we're all on the same page, here.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 08, 2016 03:11 AM (zc3Db)

395 #384

That's called OCR (Optical Character Recognition), advances of which first made Ray Kurzweil a big name in technology circles. He didn't originate OCR but his improvements made it a reality for far more people.

Straight text to speech should handle this site fine. You can try it right now on Windows or Mac if your system isn't too ancient. Windows has had the Narrator in the Accessibility subsection of Accessories since the late 90s.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 08, 2016 03:13 AM (IdCqF)

396 #389

I don't know. Remember a few years back, there was a story about a deaf lesbian couple who wanted a deaf child and thus sought out a congenitally deaf man to act as the sperm donor?

Posted by: Epobirs at March 08, 2016 03:16 AM (IdCqF)

397
There's a gray one, 
and a gray one, 
and a gray one, and a gra-ay one... 

LOL!

Posted by: Sugar Plum Fairy #176-671 at March 08, 2016 03:18 AM (hnCis)

398 Is ted cruz a sociopath or a psychopath?

Posted by: jjd at March 08, 2016 03:24 AM (ZWYBO)

399 398
Is ted cruz a sociopath or a psychopath?

Posted by: jjd at March 08, 2016 03:24 AM (ZWYBO)


New info, or just casting aspersions to see what sticks?

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 03:26 AM (EzgxV)

400 396 #389

I don't know. Remember a few years back, there was a story about a deaf lesbian couple who wanted a deaf child and thus sought out a congenitally deaf man to act as the sperm donor?

Posted by: Epobirs at March 08, 2016 03:16 AM (IdCqF)


This is actually an argument afor consanguinous marriages.

If people are free to go out of their way to have a child with disabilities, then by what rational interest would their be against incestuous relationships?

In fact a woman becoming pregnant in the twilight years of fertility is more likely to have a child with disabilities than a child produced by any random pair of siblings.

Since reproduction is now irrelevant to marriage, why limit marriage to only two people? It takes a man and a woman to have a baby, but if their sex is irrelevant, why obsess over the number "2"? After all historically speaking, polygamy has been widespread, while same-sex marriages at best was a freakish ceremonies by lunatics?

Posted by: Marry All Teh Things!!1! at March 08, 2016 03:29 AM (vBeA5)

401 new information. what is wrong with the information we already have?

Posted by: jjd at March 08, 2016 03:30 AM (ZWYBO)

402 Hey, Madonna, if you wanted to keep your kid, you should have kept the husband, too. Just sayin'. Those who work through their issues tend to come out better in the end.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 08, 2016 03:32 AM (+YMhA)

403 Straight text to speech should handle this site fine. You can try it right now on Windows or Mac if your system isn't too ancient. Windows has had the Narrator in the Accessibility subsection of Accessories since the late 90s.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 08, 2016 03:13 AM (IdCqF)


You really have to be able to distinguish between quoted text (which is not simple the way some people quote others) and other nuances in order for the reading to really be understandable, let alone funny (in those cases). There are a lot of things that our eyes automatically skip over or make adjustments for that, if read in a straight voice as "the comment" wouldn't make any sense or would sound terribly convoluted or boring or stupid.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 08, 2016 03:34 AM (zc3Db)

404 new information. what is wrong with the information we already have?

Posted by: jjd at March 08, 2016 03:30 AM (ZWYBO)


Nothing. Your interpretation of it seems a bit insane.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 08, 2016 03:35 AM (zc3Db)

405 Since reproduction is now irrelevant to marriage, why limit marriage to only two people? It takes a man and a woman to have a baby, but if their sex is irrelevant, why obsess over the number "2"? After all historically speaking, polygamy has been widespread, while same-sex marriages at best was a freakish ceremonies by lunatics?
Posted by: Marry All Teh Things!!1! at March 08, 2016 03:29 AM (vBeA5)

Sorry, Bull and Shit.

Reproduction has everything to do with marriage, and vice versa. Just because somebody said they could be a woman with a dick and somebody else thought having two dads or two moms was the bees knees doesn't make it so.

The union of one woman and one man has, for time immemorial, been the way of the world, and for good reason. Marriage is for the procreation and protection of children, and thereby the good of the spouses. Anything less is harmful in one way or another.

That does not mean that stuff doesn't happen, but avoiding that stuff is what has fueled the development of the modern world and kept most folks out of the insane asylum and jail.

Gay may be okay, and incest might be best, but those are bumper stickers, not any way to run civilization. This has been proven by history, as well.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 08, 2016 03:36 AM (+YMhA)

406 Is ted cruz a sociopath or a psychopath?
Posted by: jjd at March 08, 2016 03:24 AM (ZWYBO)

***

Are late night noob posters on blogs trolls or just misinformed? The eternal question.

I favor the troll thing.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 08, 2016 03:36 AM (YLidQ)

407 Yep. Troll. Bash at will.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 08, 2016 03:37 AM (+YMhA)

408 Let us, just for fun and games, consider the right and proper function of the Federal government. Article I, Section 8:



The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

To borrow money on the credit of the United States;

To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes;

To establish a uniform rule of naturalization, and uniform laws on the subject of bankruptcies throughout the United States;

To coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the standard of weights and measures;

To provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the securities and current coin of the United States;

To establish post offices and post roads;

To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries;

To constitute tribunals inferior to the Supreme Court;

To define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and offenses against the law of nations;

To declare war, grant letters of marque and reprisal, and make rules concerning captures on land and water;

To raise and support armies, but no appropriation of money to that use shall be for a longer term than two years;

To provide and maintain a navy;

To make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces;

To provide for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the union, suppress insurrections and repel invasions;

To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the militia, and for governing such part of them as may be employed in the service of the United States, reserving to the states respectively, the appointment of the officers, and the authority of training the militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

To exercise exclusive legislation in all cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten miles square) as may, by cession of particular states, and the acceptance of Congress, become the seat of the government of the United States, and to exercise like authority over all places purchased by the consent of the legislature of the state in which the same shall be, for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards, and other needful buildings;--And

To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof.


Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 03:38 AM (EzgxV)

409 Hey, Coothie, gettin' all quotey and such.

How much of it is from memory?

I'm from the dark ages when we had to memorize stuff like this to pass 6th grade.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 08, 2016 03:39 AM (+YMhA)

410 #403

The readers have lots of switches and levers to adjust to taste, such as announcing quote marks, bold on/off, or other modifiers that might be missed in a straight reading. The built-in readers like Narrator on Windows are basic but the third party products are, as you'd expect, far more elaborate.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 08, 2016 03:44 AM (IdCqF)

411 409
Hey, Coothie, gettin' all quotey and such.



How much of it is from memory?



I'm from the dark ages when we had to memorize stuff like this to pass 6th grade.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 08, 2016 03:39 AM (+YMhA)


As a product of the much vaunted California public schools of the 60s and 70s, I hadn't heard of any of this shit until the rise of the TEA party. When I did, I was astounded to learn how far our present government had strayed from the wisdom of our Founding Fathers....and that was before I learned of the schizophrenic Wickard decision....

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 03:44 AM (EzgxV)

412 Sorry, Bull and Shit.

Reproduction has everything to do with marriage, and vice versa. Just because somebody said they could be a woman with a dick and somebody else thought having two dads or two moms was the bees knees doesn't make it so.

The union of one woman and one man has, for time immemorial, been the way of the world, and for good reason. Marriage is for the procreation and protection of children, and thereby the good of the spouses. Anything less is harmful in one way or another.

That does not mean that stuff doesn't happen, but avoiding that stuff is what has fueled the development of the modern world and kept most folks out of the insane asylum and jail.

Gay may be okay, and incest might be best, but those are bumper stickers, not any way to run civilization. This has been proven by history, as well.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 08, 2016 03:36 AM (+YMhA)


Oh, I agree with you. I'm just pointing out the logical end-result of "same-sex marriage" reasoning.

My past commentary:

Same-Sex Marriage Isn't
http://preview.tinyurl.com/k9zrmuu

What Will Be What Marriage Once Was?
http://preview.tinyurl.com/mfybg6y

The Sundering of Marriage
http://preview.tinyurl.com/ky4azrc

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 08, 2016 03:48 AM (vBeA5)

413 The guy with the anti-Duchenne smile can't beat Hillatron?

Posted by: eleven at March 08, 2016 03:52 AM (qUNWi)

414 Going to a different job much further away,
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at March 08, 2016 03:56 AM (fizMZ)

415 I'm voting jjd is a troll

Posted by: Skip at March 08, 2016 03:58 AM (fizMZ)

416 415
I'm voting jjd is a troll

Posted by: Skip at March 08, 2016 03:58 AM (fizMZ)


Yes, but you'll note I challenged him to bring game @399, where he abjectly failed.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 08, 2016 04:01 AM (EzgxV)

417 I did get a kick yesterday when I found the comments from Sunday night still on the MondayMND, even my comments when it was going through the computer change were there.

Posted by: Skip at March 08, 2016 04:16 AM (fizMZ)

418 Night all.

Here is "The Sundering" by TheSword:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fwzw1TkAZnY

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 08, 2016 04:28 AM (vBeA5)

419 Well I've got to get out of here, grab a squirrel pouch, travel mug and catch the end of Coast to Coast.

Posted by: Skip at March 08, 2016 04:32 AM (fizMZ)

420 Good God, I read that piece about Ted Cruise and the Duchenne smile, which was kinda dumb. Then I was stupid enough to read the comments. If I ever had any lingering doubts that the American Left is full on, bat-shit crazy with a heaping side of megalomania, just read what they write!

I have a childhood friend who has become a liberal in adulthood. He rants constantly about how Cruz is smug and arrogant but never considers the guy he voted for twice who currently occupied the office. The numerous crimes that his current favorite has waltzed away from, or the obvious fact that she's a Machivellian brain damaged drunk seem not to matter one bit. After all, Cruz has "that smug look on his face" which is far more awful than actual criminal behavior.

Posted by: Commissar M at March 08, 2016 04:36 AM (Xx2PC)

421 Good Morning early risers! It's another day you are alive. Think of the alternatives.



"Cruz has "that smug look on his face" which is far more awful than actual criminal behavior."

Progtardism is, was, and will always be symbolism over substance.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Evil SoCon at March 08, 2016 04:48 AM (WVsWD)

422 Slow slow morning.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. I ♠ Kris at March 08, 2016 05:14 AM (WVsWD)

423 This is why it's all been downhill since political candidates faces were more prominent than their words.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 08, 2016 05:15 AM (IdCqF)

424 Hmmm.................

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old, unimproved, and overpriced. at March 08, 2016 05:16 AM (WVsWD)

425 Good morning.

Posted by: Hanoverfist at March 08, 2016 05:26 AM (3e+65)

426 Good Morning to you Snorri.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old, unimproved, and overpriced. at March 08, 2016 05:31 AM (WVsWD)

427 Jim Treacher has found a gold mine of leftist thinking on Twitter. There are now vast number of tweet denigrating the original 'Ghostbusters' so the lackluster remake doesn't seem so bad. Most are focusing on the behavior of Peter Venkman, even though this was very intentionally intended to make him a flawed person and thus more heroic for rising to the occasion when needed. All of the main characters had their own such flaws if you pay attention. It is part of what made it work.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 08, 2016 05:38 AM (IdCqF)

428 "Jim Treacher has found a gold mine of leftist thinking on Twitter."

This is indeed, a very stupid time to be alive.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old, unimproved, and overpriced. at March 08, 2016 05:41 AM (WVsWD)

429 Fhckekvjfnrhf.

And I mean it.

Posted by: fluffy at March 08, 2016 05:46 AM (2hcmo)

430 Trump is +11 over Cruz in Idaho. I would have thought it would be the opposite.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old, unimproved, and overpriced. at March 08, 2016 05:48 AM (WVsWD)

431 Fhckekvjfnrhf.

Posted by: fluffy at March 08, 2016 05:46 AM (2hcmo)


I remember that from that old Volkswagen commercial.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 08, 2016 05:49 AM (zc3Db)

432 "Fhckekvjfnrhf."

That was on the entrance to International Haus in Frankfurt.

Never found out what it meant.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old, unimproved, and overpriced. at March 08, 2016 05:53 AM (WVsWD)

433 Sounds Welsh.

Posted by: eleven at March 08, 2016 06:09 AM (qUNWi)

434 ...Foxnews.com and their goddamn auto-refresh and auto-play videos. ...

We are in the mist of a secrete greater depression. Foxnews is the most profitable in their field and they still feel the need to act like a used car salesman selling you his biggest lemon. Because they metaphorically are. Things will not get better till taxes are cut and financial fraud allowed to be uncovered. Right now we are at peak smoke and mirrors.

Posted by: scorecard at March 08, 2016 06:09 AM (CRXed)

435 @420 Commissar M


You need to dump that "friend."

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at March 08, 2016 06:13 AM (XgfBI)

436 >>> To declare war, grant letters of marque and reprisal, and make rules concerning captures on land and water;

Congress mostly keeps those letters of marque in house these days.

Posted by: fluffy at March 08, 2016 06:20 AM (2hcmo)

437 Alright, that trash isn't going to drag itself to the curb.

I leave you with one final thought:

Skrmvifmvkvmgjv.

Posted by: fluffy at March 08, 2016 06:26 AM (2hcmo)

438 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 08, 2016 06:27 AM (ptqRm)

439 Mornin'.

Just back from the gym. Still panting. Always hard to go back just after recovering from a chest cold. Got through some free weights OK but the bike kicked my ass.

Guess we gots some primaries today.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 08, 2016 06:36 AM (HMt16)

440 #420 I have a childhood friend who has become a liberal in adulthood.

That's an unusual path. Most Libs I grew up with are now righties or right-leaning. They may not call themselves conservatives, but they're usually pretty conservative. Working class folks. The kind that the NRO, RedState and The Federalist openly and gleefully mock and detest with the red hot heat of a thousand suns. Which is probably why they don't identify as conservative.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 08, 2016 06:40 AM (HMt16)

441 "Guess we gots some primaries today. "

I'm having a hard time caring. That's the fatalistic voice in my head speaking. Not looking forward to bullshit from the hyper-partisans either.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old, unimproved, and overpriced. at March 08, 2016 06:48 AM (WVsWD)

442 ESPN has auto-play too.

Always has been the worst web site on the net.

Posted by: eleven at March 08, 2016 06:48 AM (qUNWi)

443 Those who survived the floggings hailed them as morale-boosters.

Posted by: Thirdtwin at March 08, 2016 06:51 AM (Ixl7R)

444 Re: the side bar article about Rubes. Even if he loses Florida I think he is in for the long haul or as long as he has money to burn.

Counting today there are still 15 proportional contests to go. It is within the realm of possibility for him to get enough delegates to mess things up.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Old, unimproved, and overpriced. at March 08, 2016 06:52 AM (WVsWD)

445 Ohayo gozaimus minna...

Today is primary, should be interesting. Be nice if one of the second tier immolates.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 08, 2016 07:10 AM (G7515)

446 Morning, Anna. I hear that you've joined the ranks of suckers who now support the FSA. Hope it leaves you time and energy to write.

Posted by: Mary Poppins Practically Perfect Piercing' at March 08, 2016 07:26 AM (X6fMO)

447 If on were to go over to Insty's site and peruse his most recent thread titles, it's as if the Democratic candidates are saying that the Obama years were a combination of film-flam, misdirection and disappointment.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 08, 2016 07:29 AM (ptqRm)

448 I have a childhood friend who has become a liberal in adulthood.

That's an unusual path. Most Libs I grew up with are now righties or right-leaning. They may not call themselves conservatives, but they're usually pretty conservative.



Usually due to life & circumstances raw dogging/raping them.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 08, 2016 07:30 AM (4dbPD)

449 MPPPP, yeah the FSA is secondary to me keeping roof over head.

Well right now my writing time is pretty much taken up with helping that 81 yr old vet get his novel, 21 years in the making, in shape for an editor to either scream or get behind. But still working on my stuff also whilst my dreams keep tossing out stuff.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 08, 2016 07:32 AM (G7515)

450 I saw Flimflam, Misdirection and Disappointment open for Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds at the Lowell Auditorium in '72.

Posted by: Mary Poppins Practically Perfect Piercing' at March 08, 2016 07:32 AM (X6fMO)

451 I saw Flimflam, Misdirection and Disappointment open for Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds at the Lowell Auditorium in '72.

Wasn't that the early stage name of Emerson, Lake, and Palmer?

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 08, 2016 07:35 AM (PFy0L)

452 Morning horde.

Happy International Sandwich Day.

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 08, 2016 07:35 AM (6e75n)

453 If you want Czech New Wave that is not a selfie-stick movie... there is Valerie and Her Week of Wonder.

https://youtu.be/ep_isfO8Xfs

Oh well off to earn some money, don't burn the place down.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 08, 2016 07:37 AM (G7515)

454
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 08, 2016 07:32 AM (G7515)

Well, at least you've keeping your hand in, Anna. I just can't seem to get my ass in gear at all.

I got a call from a local director asking me to fill in a role in their production of Amadeus, which I agreed to do, hoping it would shake me out of my torpor and get my juices flowing again, but now that I am doing it, I don't want to and wish I could just stay home.

I got a lovely idea for a scene in The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of, but by the time I get home from work, all I want to do is just flop down on the couch and sit until it's time to go to bed. Not good.

Posted by: Mary Poppins Practically Perfect Piercing' at March 08, 2016 07:38 AM (X6fMO)

455 Anna's off and so am I, for a cup of tea. BBL.

Posted by: Mary Poppins Practically Perfect Piercing' at March 08, 2016 07:39 AM (X6fMO)

456 "Happy International Sandwich Day"

Today is International Women's day, right? My FB feed is filled with insincere, cookie-cutter posts honoring women that are supposed to show the world how much they care about women and their struggle for equality and respect.

Posted by: Hand of Count Petofi at March 08, 2016 07:39 AM (1BQGO)

457 fOX nEWS ISN'T THE ONLY ONE WITH THE AUTO PLAY CRAP.. ALL OF 'EM ARE DOING IT..

damn caps lock..

anyway.. yesterday I was watching a video at CNN and scrolled down to another video.. the sound was crappy so I turned up my speakers loud..

Well, the first video auto-played to another video and scared the shit out of me it was so loud!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 08, 2016 07:39 AM (UpGcq)

458 MPPPP at least in Notepad scribble the scene down before you forget it. Or write it on your phone.

Good luck.

https://youtu.be/cVikZ8Oe_XA

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 08, 2016 07:40 AM (G7515)

459 Posted by: eleven at March 08, 2016 06:48 AM (qUNWi)

Yep, ESPN is the worst website ever, with every link giving you auto play videos. I liked having accuweather.com open at work and suddenly some video ad will start up, so that's out.

Posted by: waelse1 at March 08, 2016 07:46 AM (fBidV)

460 I like how the Japanese have Girl's day and Boy's day. They celebrate, yeah girls! yeah boys! have special decorations and candies.

Posted by: Feminist Bruce With a Feminist Wang! at March 08, 2016 07:48 AM (iQIUe)

461 Well except that unlike universities which have become playpens for overgrown children businesses won't tolerate people trespassing, disrupting their operations, or assaulting employees.

They will be made to care.

What BLM/Occupy/Democrats are openly wishing for here is an American Cultural Revolution, except those driven from their homes into unfamiliar territory will be rural people into cities, gun-owners made defenseless, skilled workers deprived of their livelihoods, and kulak-capitalists (otherwise known as small business people) will be impoverished and forced to live in SRO hotels.

Academics and the elites will stand by cheering (until the movement violently consumes them too), thinking finally! the right gets what it deserves!

Posted by: MTF at March 08, 2016 07:49 AM (TxJGV)

462
BBC Today: "housing companies report more than 80% of asylum seekers housed are single males, some of whom are aggressive & violent."

Posted by: Feminist Bruce With a Feminist Wang! at March 08, 2016 07:49 AM (iQIUe)

463 Every day is my day!

Posted by: Average White Guy at March 08, 2016 07:50 AM (bpn7O)

464
Father is hospitalised by 'Sharia patrol' in Austria

http://dailym.ai/1UNqdyG #IWD2016

Posted by: Feminist Bruce With a Feminist Wang! at March 08, 2016 07:51 AM (iQIUe)

465 I will celebrate this International Women's Day, but first ...

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 08, 2016 07:51 AM (p6cXT)

466 News headlines up.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 08, 2016 07:52 AM (NeFrd)

467 Woke up this morning to the unshakeable conviction that there isn't a pol in the race who is worth a shit. We're screwed. Carry on.

Posted by: creeper at March 08, 2016 07:55 AM (+7iN8)

468 There's got to be a morning thread after
If we can hold on through the night

Posted by: just another infidel at March 08, 2016 07:56 AM (/e2R7)

469 BOOB shapes..are we talkin' US presidential HopeFULLness here?

Posted by: saf at March 08, 2016 08:11 AM (qKiBT)

470 National Wymanns Day..........hows it hangin' dudettes..I see 10,000 POINTS of sheer shirted Napoiltanos.....and a few fried eggs

Posted by: saf at March 08, 2016 08:20 AM (qKiBT)

471 The whole "website taking over your browser" seems to be a thing now. Instapundit freezes Pale Moon almost 100% of the time that I go there. Sometimes it takes a minute or so, but it always happens.

Posted by: Heresolong at March 08, 2016 08:52 AM (ntIeo)

472
Thought for the Day: F*cking Foxnews.com and their goddamn auto-refresh and auto-play videos.

Check out flashblock or flashcontrol (chrome), that'll nix annoying autoplay videos. Also, search on "disable auto refresh $BROWSER"

Instapundit freezes Pale Moon almost 100% of the time that I go there.

I see that in chrome on Insta's site. I think it is a stupid javascript or maybe a crappy ad. Sometimes it causes chrome to crash so I have refresh any open tabs to get the content.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at March 08, 2016 09:18 AM (1hM1d)

473 Thought for the Day: F*cking Foxnews.com and their goddamn auto-refresh and auto-play videos.

Maet, I know I'm way late to this, but I think I may have a solution for you:
http://www.vakuumverpackt.de/refreshblocker/

This is a Firefox extension. I use Pale Moon, and it works with that as well. For me, it was Instapundit that annoyed me. I would be scrolling down the page to look for something interesting, and the page would refresh, screwing up my place on it. This extension shuts down the auto-refresh, so the page only refreshes if I actually click on the button.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 08, 2016 01:33 PM (R+30W)

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