Overnight Open Thread (3-20-2016)

Quote of the Day I

How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property - either as a child, a wife, or a concubine - must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen: all know how to die: but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome.

-- Winston Chrchill in The River War (1899)

Note that this quote would be considered hate speech in Britain today.

Quote of the Day II

For a scene in The Shootist in which [John] Wayne was originally supposed to sneak up behind a man and shoot him in the back, Wayne declared "I don't shoot anyone in the back."

Siegel, according to Eastwood, replied: "Clint Eastwood would've shot him in the back."

Wayne's response: "I don't care what that kid would've done."

Good News: ISIS Lost 22% of Territory Since Start of 2015

Even the relatively low pace of American air and drone strikes on ISIS are taking their toll.

The tide of the war is turning against the Islamic State. Between 1 Jan and 15 December 2015, the Islamic State lost control of 14 per cent of its territory. New analysis indicates that in the last 3 months, the Islamic State has lost a further 8 per cent of its territory.

...America is killing Isis leaders at such a rate that US airstrikes are taking out replacement commanders almost as soon as they have been appointed.

In one case, US intelligence has been so accurate that targeted bombings have killed three Isis leaders rotating into the same command position. "There's been cases where we've gone three deep in a position," Colonel Steve Warren, chief US military spokesman in Baghdad, has revealed.[..]

Rhode Island Moves to Criminalize Free Range Parenting

Parents who fear the judgment of neighbors if they leave their kids alone at home or in a car may soon have more than a "tsk, tsk" to worry about in Rhode Island.

State lawmakers are debating a bill that would punish parents for leaving a child younger than 7 alone in a car. They've also proposed legislation to ban kids under 10 from being home alone and older kids from being home alone at night. Legislation could even extend to private preschools, where a bill would ban outdoor recess when the temperature drops below freezing.

xmastongue23

On Publishing and Book Scarcity

In this world of on-demand printing and e-books, one might hope that we would no longer have to deal with issues of scarcity with published books - alas this is not the case. I was just corresponding with an author today who wrote a high-quality book on a very niche subject (I don't want to include a name because I don't want this to be interpreted as something personal; it's not)  several years ago and only printed 100 copies. They are all long sold out now, and I just now found out about it.

...One might think that on-demand printing like the service offered by Amazon would offer a perfect solution, removing the up-front cost to an author. I suggested this specifically to the fellow I was corresponding with today. His reaction? Nope, the printing is not good enough quality and he would rather have it unavailable than printed below his standards. Truly a shame, but he's not entirely wrong.
Ultimately, the root of the problem is that there is no money to be made writing the sort of books that a person like me really wants to have in my library. As the quality and value of such a book increases, the potential market decreases and the time investment required for research and writing increases. It's a vicious tradeoff, and the result is that books are only written by the people who are most passionate about the subject and willing to do the work for basically no return. It should not be surprising that once you get to that point, maximizing distribution and accessibility is not longer their prime concern. I suspect many of these folks are writing for specific individual friends or collecting groups, and consider their work done once those people are satisfied.

Solutions? I don't know. The best solution would be patronage like the aristocracy of yore might have practiced, where an interested wealthy individual could hire a researcher (well, not "hire", but rather support on a grant or fellowship) to guarantee them an income and a return on the work being done.

The crudest rule of thumb is buying goods in the U.S. is often cheaper than the UK, but paying for services is far more expensive

Milton Friedman: Laws As Incentives For Immoral Behavior

20 British Foods Americans Have Probably Never Heard of But Really Should Try

The Brits really suck at naming dishes though - I present you 'toad in the hole' below which is actually quite tasty.

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Nothing But Hook

It doesn't matter what I say
So long as I sing with inflection
That makes you feel I'll convey
Some inner truth or vast reflection
But I've said nothing so far

So How Many Digits of Pi Does NASA Use?

It turns out that 15 digits gets the job done anywhere human probes are likely to go in the near future.

How Many Girls Are in this Photo?

And yes for the purposes of this question we'll consider trannys as girls.

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So It's Really This Simple?

TSAcomplian3

News You Can Use: New Silicone Penis Implant Adds Two Inches to Girth and Length

Man Gets $180 Ticket, Spends 75x That Fighting It

Weekly Commenter Standings

Top 10 commenters:
1 [551 comments] 'sven10077' [77.82 posts/day]
2 [460 comments] 'Christopher Taylor'
3 [402 comments] 'Bruce With a Wang!'
4 [345 comments] 'Nevergiveup'
5 [345 comments] 'Ghost of kari - certified inane'
6 [334 comments] 'Lizzy'
7 [334 comments] 'ReactionaryMonster browsing Bravely'
8 [330 comments] 'AlaBAMA'
9 [307 comments] 'Skip'
10 [285 comments] 'FenelonSpoke'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [88 names] 'D. Trump' [12.43 unique names/day]
2 [72 names] 'The Political Hat'
3 [63 names] 'Mimzey'
4 [41 names] 'Cicero (@cicero)'
5 [35 names] 'Don Quixote'
6 [32 names] 'phreshone'
7 [32 names] 'James T Kirk'
8 [31 names] 'Bertram Cabot Jr.'
9 [29 names] 'Hillary 2016'
10 [26 names] 'Aviator'

The group. Banned on 12 universities.

Where it's at - the Twitter

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1 ONT!

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 20, 2016 10:25 PM (YLidQ)

2 Ah, there you are!

I was starting to worry.

Howdy, y'all.

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 20, 2016 10:26 PM (5a8XA)

3 Woot woot ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 20, 2016 10:27 PM (voOPb)

4 this ONT is bad ass!

Posted by: jake at March 20, 2016 10:29 PM (FbIkx)

5 I guess I did have a great childhood afterall

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 20, 2016 10:30 PM (voOPb)

6 there are so many nuggets of truth in that Winston Churchill quote at the top that it is un-possible to do better.

Posted by: jake at March 20, 2016 10:30 PM (FbIkx)

7
Good News: ISIS Lost 22% of Territory Since Start of 2015
Even the relatively low pace of American air and drone strikes on ISIS are taking their toll.




Yeah -- that must be what did it.

Posted by: Russia - Bombing the Ever-loving Out of 'em

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 20, 2016 10:30 PM (kdS6q)

8 Aw, you recognized the swapped videos before I could point them out.

*kicks dirt*

Posted by: some pedant at March 20, 2016 10:30 PM (yojkB)

9 Here!

Posted by: Epobirs at March 20, 2016 10:31 PM (IdCqF)

10 Tough to beat Sven when he's rolling. Sorry, man.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 20, 2016 10:31 PM (YLidQ)

11 Man Gets $180 Ticket, Spends 75x That Fighting It

It's the principle of the thing, right?

I don't see myself in the top tens. I'll try harder this week. To stay out of them.

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 20, 2016 10:31 PM (5a8XA)

12 Maets a bad ass ONTer

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 20, 2016 10:32 PM (voOPb)

13 I pointed out to a co-worker that the 3rd world and the moslem world overlapped a ton and she didn't turn me into HR for that.

idaho bro, land of normal peeps


Posted by: jake at March 20, 2016 10:32 PM (FbIkx)

14 Start talking, morons.

Posted by: iforgot at March 20, 2016 10:33 PM (5o5ek)

15 And yes, the Blackhawks go down

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 20, 2016 10:34 PM (voOPb)

16 Toad in the Hole? Sounds interesting.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at March 20, 2016 10:34 PM (Y+IGD)

17 I had capguns with caps on a paper tape with holes in it that unwound with every pull of the trigger.totally awesome.

Posted by: torabora at March 20, 2016 10:34 PM (DTEMC)

18 Are these reports about ISIS losing commanders from drone strikes coming from the same people who shined up and falsified kill numbers or else kiss your career goodbye?

Treat that with a big rock of salt, because every time we hear "they're on the run" they turn around and mount a big ass offensive.

If we were losing under a leftist President, do you believe the MSM would report it?

Posted by: kbdabear at March 20, 2016 10:35 PM (ej1U0)

19 I have AK 47 with loaded magazines, suicide vest, and hate America! dirka dirka Mohammed jihad!

Posted by: Mohammedan 6 year old at March 20, 2016 10:36 PM (DTEMC)

20 Leave it to the Brits to eat spotted dick

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 20, 2016 10:36 PM (voOPb)

21 I don't care if Toad's in the hole. As long as he stays away from my car... and off my lawn.

Posted by: Walt Kowalski at March 20, 2016 10:37 PM (H9MG5)

22 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 20, 2016 10:37 PM (YJmuy)

23 ISIS will not be a news story untill Trump or Cruz is POTUS

Posted by: jake at March 20, 2016 10:37 PM (FbIkx)

24 Churchill was one of a kind; me speaking of bad food names, spotted dick anyone?

Posted by: IC at March 20, 2016 10:37 PM (zK6nG)

25 So, how many women are just going to go out and buy the implant?

Posted by: TB at March 20, 2016 10:38 PM (UXEYz)

26 Evening Blanco. Very slow tonight.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 20, 2016 10:38 PM (YLidQ)

27 'Lo, 'rons....

Posted by: cthulhu at March 20, 2016 10:38 PM (EzgxV)

28 Here is the "News of the Week" compilation of the news.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=11372

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 20, 2016 10:38 PM (vBeA5)

29 Britain has way more flavors of potato chips though we've added quite a few more in last few years.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 20, 2016 10:39 PM (MNgU2)

30 There are 3 females in the pic, unless you want to count their reflections too.

Aaaand if you even try to get a needle near my penis, you will die a horrible death.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 20, 2016 10:39 PM (hVdx9)

31 I had capguns with caps on a paper tape with holes in it that unwound with every pull of the trigger.totally awesome.

Then we realized you could make them go off by laying them flat on the ground and dragging a coin across them, setting five or ten off in a second, like a machine gun.

Then we dared one another to just use our fingernails.

Sometimes I wonder how we survived childhood intact.

Posted by: those were the days at March 20, 2016 10:39 PM (yojkB)

32 Damn. Look at sven kicking the Twitter.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 20, 2016 10:39 PM (hlMPp)

33 I used to love playing with cap guns. And, yes, I remember the smell.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 20, 2016 10:41 PM (4rzL1)

34 I'm going to be in London next week..will be on the lookout for weirdly named edibles. I'm sure I'll get more than one question about the strange predilections of the American voter.

Posted by: IC at March 20, 2016 10:41 PM (zK6nG)

35 Watched John Wayne movie McLintock today. Pretty sure the spanking scenes would now be banned.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 20, 2016 10:41 PM (On7rW)

36 There's two girls in the photo. Sisters.

Pissed off by the looks of them.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at March 20, 2016 10:41 PM (rlfds)

37 I!

See!

Four!

Girls!

Posted by: Jean-Luc Picard at March 20, 2016 10:41 PM (H9MG5)

38 caps on a paper tape with holes in it that unwound with every pull of the trigger.totally awesome.
Posted by: torabora at March 20, 2016 10:34 PM (DTEMC)

Lever action cap guns were the best for Cowboys & Native American play games. Which in the state of RI my parents would've been felons

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 20, 2016 10:42 PM (voOPb)

39 Then we dared one another to just use our fingernails.

Sometimes I wonder how we survived childhood intact.
Posted by: those were the days at March 20, 2016 10:39 PM (yojkB)

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So do I.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at March 20, 2016 10:42 PM (rlfds)

40 As a related (kind-of, maybe) piece to "On Publishing and Book Scarcity," something I recommended in the book thread this morning. (Was it only this morning? What a long day.)

Washington Irving holds an imagined dialog with an old tome in "The Mutability of Literature."
http://www.bartleby.com/109/6.html

[quote]
...Language gradually varies, and with it fade away the writings of authors who have flourished their allotted time; otherwise, the creative powers of genius would overstock the world, and the mind would be completely bewildered in the endless mazes of literature. Formerly there were some restraints on this excessive multiplication. Works had to be transcribed by hand, which was a slow and laborious operation....

[snip: other restraints listed]

...But the inventions of paper and the press have put an end to all these restraints. They have made everyone a writer, and enabled every mind to pour itself into print, and diffuse itself over the whole intellectual world. The consequences are alarming. The stream of literature has swollen into a torrent - augmented into a river - expanded into a sea....
[endquote]

And that was long before Blogs...

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 20, 2016 10:43 PM (5a8XA)

41 I won! Predicted Sven would win the top 10 for the week.

Hell, stuff like this could become a real gambling theme.

Posted by: HH at March 20, 2016 10:43 PM (DrCtv)

42 Then there is the frightening cost of health care. We pay around £800 a month for a decent policy -- and even then we are expected to chip in a substantial amount on top for any treatment we receive.

And how much do they pay in VAT per month?

Posted by: Rain Man at March 20, 2016 10:43 PM (iLoHX)

43 Some of that Brit food looks pretty good. Black pudding seems like a great way to replenish the blood after a hangover. The sausage roll seems even more promising. No real haggis for us, though, since we are not allowed sheep's lungs. Darn.

Posted by: Splunge at March 20, 2016 10:43 PM (iMxBJ)

44
23 ISIS will not be a news story untill Trump or Cruz is POTUS

Posted by: jake at March 20, 2016 10:37 PM (FbIkx)

Islamic terrorism doesn't exist until then...

And you know who caused it...

Trump or Cruz.

We had an AA historic first Nobel peace prize winning golden throated orator who brought communities together and organized them and told them to get in their faces (peacefully obviously) and the (R's) just pissed away the Utopia he had brought forth.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 20, 2016 10:44 PM (hlMPp)

45 Where are the canapes, the cucumber sandwiches, and the petit fours?

Posted by: Margarita who wishes she drank more at March 20, 2016 10:44 PM (T/5A0)

46 I was top 5? I felt like I barely commented at all this week.

I guess last week was extra busy, numbers all around seem down.

When I was 5 or 6 I got in big trouble for putting my cousin's cap gun in my pocket...and going with my mother to pick up my dad at the airport. Because although it was transparent orange plastic, the hammer was metal, and I set off the detector in security. Even in those halcyon pre-9/11 days (in which you could actually go to meet someone at the gate, not wait outside it) I was relieved of my faux firearm without any hesitation or remorse for my age, or my tears because my cousin was gonna be pissed I lost his cap gun.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 20, 2016 10:44 PM (ubByS)

47 Happy-ish Sunday Evening, all y'all ...

Posted by: Adriane the Critic ... at March 20, 2016 10:44 PM (AoK0a)

48 You can still buy cap guns in mexican gas stations. By that I mean gas stations in Texas where everything is in Spanish, not gas stations in...Mexico. Although, to be fair, I would suspect you could also buy cap guns in gas stations in Mexico.

Posted by: Lauren at March 20, 2016 10:45 PM (Dwl2T)

49 >>Aaaand if you even try to get a needle near my penis, you will die a horrible death.

Me thinks you protest too much

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 20, 2016 10:45 PM (voOPb)

50 There was a GREAT movie yeas ago called El Diablo.
http://preview.tinyurl.com/zbcjwju

Billy Ray: You, you shot that man in the back!

Van Leek: (nonchalantly) His back was to me.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 20, 2016 10:45 PM (hVdx9)

51 Those perforated roll-cap pistols were great fun, weren't they? I'd love to work up a more "energetic" cap, and have one work as a gas-operated, select fire, non-projectile firing kid's toy.

And get You Toob videos of all the libtards haids esploding, even without the benefit of ballistic penetration.

Great ONT, and here's to our respective Great Childhoods! (we'd put our eyes out!)



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 20, 2016 10:46 PM (McRlu)

52 Mushy peas sounded disgusting to me until I ordered them at the Gordon Ramsey pub place in Caesar's Palace. They were wonderful! Made with fresh peas, seasoned with mint (I asked). Great stuff. Went really well with the excellent Innis and Gunn Scottish Ale they have on tap there.

Posted by: Splunge at March 20, 2016 10:46 PM (iMxBJ)

53 So is being a child or a parent now a felony in Rhode Island? Probably both. Brave New World, Yo!

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 20, 2016 10:47 PM (NGd+i)

54 Blue Traveller was my one and only backstage visit. Went to grad school with a young woman that went to high school with John Popper, who loved her with unrequited love; one of his songs is about her. Anyway she got us backstage.

The man has a lot of harmonicas. And some sort of saber.

Their guitarist was awful but I think he OD'd not very long after. Not that I wish awful guitarists would all OD, but it did solve the problem.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 20, 2016 10:47 PM (TqXWc)

55 Evening Blanco. Very slow tonight.

No slower than usual.

Oh, you mean the thread.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 20, 2016 10:47 PM (YJmuy)

56
I used to love playing with cap guns.
Posted by: Northernlurker




Cap -- gun?

Luxury.

Sidewalk, roll of caps, rock.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 20, 2016 10:48 PM (kdS6q)

57 Sunday Boating ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/711600941615554560

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/711601193252945920

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/711601533419270144

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/711601984294359040

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/711602495382880256

Posted by: kbdabear at March 20, 2016 10:48 PM (ej1U0)

58 54 Blue Traveller was my one and only backstage visit. Went to grad school with a young woman that went to high school with John Popper, who loved her with unrequited love; one of his songs is about her.

"Alone?" My favorite Blues Traveler song.

Posted by: Splunge at March 20, 2016 10:49 PM (iMxBJ)

59 those were the days: ...Then we realized you could make them go off by laying them flat on the ground and dragging a coin across them...

You had coins?

We had to use rocks.

Didn't use fingernails. Made it unpleasant to pick the nose afterward...

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 20, 2016 10:49 PM (5a8XA)

60 Posted by: kbdabear at March 20, 2016 10:35 PM (ej1U0)

I was thinking the same thing.

Also, while ISIS is losing ground in Iraq ans Syria, how much are they gaining in Libya and Afghanistan?

Posted by: Thrawn at March 20, 2016 10:49 PM (s87AC)

61 And my heart is full of joy. I just clicked on a cap gun link that took me to amazon and read the 1 star reviews. I expected screaming harpies yelling about the horror of toy guns, but actually they were all insightful comments about the lack of functionality of the particular model.

Speaking of toy guns. Does anyone else start gun safety training with nerf guns, or are we the only weirdos telling our kids not to have their finger on the trigger while running around?

Posted by: Lauren at March 20, 2016 10:49 PM (Dwl2T)

62 Sidewalk, roll of caps, rock.

That's the right way to do it.

You could sort of set 'em off with your fingernail if you didn't have a rock, but then it didn't go BANG!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 20, 2016 10:50 PM (YJmuy)

63 More Sunday Boating ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/711602846383247361

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/711603090722398214

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/711603237544005632

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/711603375054266370

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/711696501513310210

Posted by: kbdabear at March 20, 2016 10:50 PM (ej1U0)

64 I hate that black tar heroin the brits eat.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 20, 2016 10:50 PM (iQIUe)

65 Mushy peas are good, but apparently the brits also dip their "chips" in the water from the peas which is...weird.

Posted by: Lauren at March 20, 2016 10:50 PM (Dwl2T)

66 Congrats to my fellow top 10s....

Saved you guys from the top spot, won't do it next week.

Be safe y'all.

Posted by: Sven10077 at March 20, 2016 10:51 PM (g8Hfr)

67 There are four girls. The rest are reflections.

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 20, 2016 10:51 PM (JO9+V)

68 What the eff is Carol's problem?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 20, 2016 10:51 PM (iQIUe)

69 Sven I don't mind being out of top 10'if you're there

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 20, 2016 10:51 PM (voOPb)

70 There was the aggressive capitalist cap gun noise war. With competition between the paper tape and the plastic wheel type. Those dam 1 percenters always had the louder cap guns.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 20, 2016 10:52 PM (On7rW)

71 65 Mushy peas are good, but apparently the brits also dip their "chips" in the water from the peas which is...weird.
Posted by: Lauren at March 20, 2016 10:50 PM (Dwl2T)


Yeah, that's freaky. Tried to get into the malt vinegar and chips thing, too. No luck. Just seems bizarre.

Posted by: Splunge at March 20, 2016 10:52 PM (iMxBJ)

72 Meh. I'm from the roll of paper caps generation.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 20, 2016 10:52 PM (9mTYi)

73 Only the almighty, holy State knows how to raise children properly.

Posted by: Margarita who wishes she drank more at March 20, 2016 10:53 PM (T/5A0)

74 What the eff is Carol's problem?
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang!
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She has a latent urge to kill the male after mating.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 20, 2016 10:53 PM (9mTYi)

75 Finally an ONT, and I find myself too spent to comment.

Perfect cap to a terrible weekend.

See you tomorrow, unless I change my luck.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 20, 2016 10:54 PM (AroJD)

76 Cap guns that I had were the kind with a roll of caps, that sometimes advanced and sometimes stuck. You weren't always sure of your shot, so things were pretty fair in the battle department.

And then we moved on to black powder cannons made with used shotgun shells or rifle rounds wired to a chunk of wood, little hole drilled in the back with a nail and set off by hand. Then, run like hell. Man, those were fun.

My brother blew up a couple of my sister's Barbies, which caused no end of trauma. But, boy toys were much more fun than girl toys anyway, and I think that one was settled when she fired the cannon at his G.I. Joe.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 20, 2016 10:54 PM (+YMhA)

77 In Quebec it is referred to as "Crapaud dans le Cavite"


Which means more people will prefer the pudding, "Richard a pois"

Posted by: Kindltot at March 20, 2016 10:54 PM (XQHkt)

78 How Many Girls Are in this Photo?

Two. Seems too easy, though, must be a trck question.

So many metric pajama boys in that digits of pi thread. I bat them around some in hackaday threads.

Posted by: t-bird at March 20, 2016 10:54 PM (FcR7P)

79 "Alone?" My favorite Blues Traveler song.
Posted by: Splunge at March 20, 2016 10:49 PM (iMxBJ

Sorry man I really don't know. They graduated high school in 88 and her name is Sarah. My only context clues for you.

Interestingly the Spin Doctors came out of that same class. Princeton NJ.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 20, 2016 10:54 PM (TqXWc)

80 I don't see Carol here in the ONT. Pray tell me what your issue with her is

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 20, 2016 10:54 PM (voOPb)

81
In July 2008 the Consumer Product Safety Commission banned toy caps producing peak sound levels at or above 138 decibels. Caps you may expect to bang and smoke now snap at a low sound level. The purpose of this law is to protect childrens hearing.


Thanks Dubya!

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 20, 2016 10:55 PM (kdS6q)

82 We had to use rocks.

Didn't use fingernails. Made it unpleasant to pick the nose afterward...
Posted by: mindful webworker
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Magnifying glass... after you got bored with frying ants.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 20, 2016 10:56 PM (9mTYi)

83 I remember I had a .38(ish) cap gun. Like the one Jim Rockford had on The Rockford Files. It was the 70s and this little kid loved that show.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 20, 2016 10:56 PM (NGd+i)

84 Free range parenting?

First of all, kids are not chickens. They have brains and are expected to use them.

Second, "parenting" is not a word. It is made up by the homosexual lobby to argue that anyone can "parent" a child. Bullshit. A dad and a mom are parents, they don't "parent." Sorry, but two dads or two moms is a travesty, no matter how much they want to pretend.

So, horseshit.

Kids are capable of walking home from the bus stop or going to the corner store without being constantly watched. And how many people are comfortable unstrapping the carseat and hauling the baby into the gas station to pay for the gas? I thought not. Let sleeping kids lie.

Rhode Island will be a desert island if this passes.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 20, 2016 10:56 PM (+YMhA)

85 I don't see Carol here in the ONT. Pray tell me what your issue with her is
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
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I assumed the Carol in question is the TWD 'Carol'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 20, 2016 10:57 PM (9mTYi)

86 80 I don't see Carol here in the ONT. Pray tell me what your issue with her is
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian



I think they are referring to the Carol from TWD.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 20, 2016 10:57 PM (NGd+i)

87 Speaking of toy guns. Does anyone else start gun safety training with nerf guns, or are we the only weirdos telling our kids not to have their finger on the trigger while running around?
Posted by: Lauren at March 20, 2016 10:49 PM (Dwl2T)

......................

start early.
finger discipline is important.....

Posted by: jake at March 20, 2016 10:57 PM (FbIkx)

88 Girls #2 and #3 are either close look alikes or twins. Look at their hands, #2 does not have them crossed on her lap while #3 does.

#4 has a slightly bigger bust than #1.

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 20, 2016 10:58 PM (JO9+V)

89 thinking about how we survived...we did somehow.

We used to have rock wars in the big sewer tunnels. Just toss/skip for velocity.. whatever rock you can find at the opposing team. And we may or may not have put gasoline in the creek to flow down in the tunnel and ignited it. Scamper up the walls!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 20, 2016 10:58 PM (hlMPp)

90 Crap. Ther are two girls in the pic. I plead extreme fatigue induced by 5 hours of working on a car.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 20, 2016 10:58 PM (hVdx9)

91 Like the one Jim Rockford had on The Rockford Files. It was the 70s and this little kid loved that show.
Posted by: Puddleglum at March 20, 2016 10:56 PM (NGd+i)

Angel was my hero. "If I wanted to hang out with a buncha bananas I'd go hang out in the produce section at the Safeway."

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 20, 2016 10:58 PM (+YMhA)

92 I still have my Big Bang carbide cannon... and my Dad's, circa 1925

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 20, 2016 10:58 PM (9mTYi)

93 I also remember shaving match heads taking that material with two bolts and a nut. Take the shavings thread one bolt a couple turns on the nut. Take the shavings put them into the space in the nut. Thread the second bolt in til it was kinda tight. Then drop it from a decent height to get a bang. Entire afternoons were taken up to get ten bangs.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 20, 2016 10:59 PM (On7rW)

94
87 Speaking of toy guns. Does anyone else start gun safety training with nerf guns, or are we the only weirdos telling our kids not to have their finger on the trigger while running around?
Posted by: Lauren at March 20, 2016 10:49 PM (Dwl2T)

......................

start early.
finger discipline is important.....
Posted by: jake at March 20, 2016 10:57 PM (FbIkx

Not weird at all. Actually very responsible.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 20, 2016 10:59 PM (hlMPp)

95 Magnifying glass... after you got bored with frying ants.


Blood suckers / leeches would dissolve after sprinkling salt on them. Talk about quivering & withering

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 20, 2016 11:00 PM (voOPb)

96 For those of you who want to see the 2016 Ben-Hur trailer, ready your barf bags

https://youtu.be/3BmeR9GYdDU

And in other news, still got two chances Wednesday to see the Charlton Heston version of the Ten Commandments.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 20, 2016 11:00 PM (CPlLp)

97 Not weird at all. Actually very responsible.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 20, 2016 10:59 PM (hlMPp)

The boy has learned muzzle control already, with his plastic rifle.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 20, 2016 11:01 PM (+YMhA)

98 Even looking at the larger version of the picture, I'd say two girls, but as t-bird said, that seems too easy, must be a trick question. Twelve, so it appears...

So, will we get The Official Answer this evening, or is this a philosophical, academic inquiry to which there is no "right" answer?

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 20, 2016 11:01 PM (5a8XA)

99 The fact more of us didn't die from Wrist Rocket fights is amazing.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 20, 2016 11:02 PM (On7rW)

100 Bah. My childhood sucked, and I still remember that smell. Cap guns used to be ubiquitous.

Especially the paper rolls, not those gay little round things.

Posted by: Joel at March 20, 2016 11:02 PM (zy/gu)

101
Fun Fact:

The primary explosive in all cap gun caps is call Armstrong's mixture. It's primary ingredients are red phosphorus, potassium chlorate and potassium perchlorate sandwiched between two paper layers which hold in the gases long enough to give a sound bang when the cap is struck.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 20, 2016 11:02 PM (kdS6q)

102 Wow, this is pretty good. I never heard it before. I stumbled across it while looking for something else.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oxZkIOv_OM

Posted by: rickl at March 20, 2016 11:02 PM (sdi6R)

103 It's so funny reading about boyhood vs girlhood.

My wildest act as a child was sledding the wrong way off the sledding hill. Instead of going down the nice plowed side that had been specifically made for sledding, we'd go down the opposite way that was full of trees and a huge drop off.

Y'all probably would have attached bottle rockets to the sled or something.

Posted by: Lauren at March 20, 2016 11:02 PM (LJEFX)

104 Girls #2 and #3 are either close look alikes or twins. Look at their
hands, #2 does not have them crossed on her lap while #3 does.
#4 has a slightly bigger bust than #1.


The photographer said she took a picture of just two girls.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 20, 2016 11:02 PM (YJmuy)

105 my kids went to a birthday party today and part of the event was a nerf gun war.

my oldest daughter really went to town, which was cool because she normally plays it cool.


my youngest son was the final winner and then a dust explosian happened so my eyes got wattery to combat all that fookin dust.

Posted by: jake at March 20, 2016 11:02 PM (FbIkx)

106 Oh, hell. We would take a roll of caps and beat them with a rock to see who could get the biggest boom. Loved the smell of gunpowder.

Posted by: Old Blue at March 20, 2016 11:02 PM (9iR5/)

107 Going to shift locations. BBL, pro'ly.

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 20, 2016 11:03 PM (5a8XA)

108
Migrants Attack 60 Minutes Crew In Sweden.

https://goo.gl/qn1d8q

The best is some geezer in a mobility scooter saves them.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 20, 2016 11:03 PM (iQIUe)

109
Meh. I'm from the roll of paper caps generation.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.


Those and then Mattel Greenie Stick'em caps on shootin' shells.

Posted by: Campbell 66 at March 20, 2016 11:03 PM (FkBIv)

110 Director 2: Can you emphasize a bit "in"? "In July".

Orson Welles: Why? That doesn't make any sense. Sorry. There's no known way of saying an English sentence in which you begin a sentence with "in" and emphasize it. Get me a jury and show me how you can say "in July" and I'll ... go down on you. That's just idiotic, if you'll forgive me by saying so.

https://youtu.be/V14PfDDwxlE

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 20, 2016 11:04 PM (VdICR)

111 >>Y'all probably would have attached bottle rockets to the sled or something.
Posted by: Lauren

Cup holders for the beer can.

Posted by: Aviator at March 20, 2016 11:04 PM (c7vUv)

112
I also remember shaving match heads taking that material with two bolts and a nut.
Posted by: Willy J.




Match-head rockets

Wrap the head of a match in foil. Poke a hole in the top. Ignite. Whoosh!

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 20, 2016 11:05 PM (kdS6q)

113 Bah. My childhood sucked, and I still remember that smell. Cap guns used to be ubiquitous.

Hear! Hear! I do miss cap guns, though.

Posted by: AD at March 20, 2016 11:05 PM (vE4DM)

114 In 2016, we have seen major losses in the north-east extend south towards Raqqa and Deir al-Zour as the mixed-sectarian Kurdish and Sunni Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) advance under the cover of US and Russian airstrikes. The Syrian government has also made gains in the West, now stands just 5km outside the ancient city of Palmyra, which was overrun by the jihadists in mid-2015.

Was this written before those Sunni Syrian Democratic Forces the same guys who just got captured by Al-Nusra forces and coughed up a shitload of American military hardware to Al-Nusra?

This article drips with praise for Obama and his Perfumed Princes in the Pentagon even though they're actually saying in the piece that the Russian carpet bombings and Assad's forces aided by Iranian RGF's and Hezbollah might have a large hand in that?

I'm very skeptical ever since this story came out last month

Intelligence Agents: Intel falsified to prop up Obama's proclamations

http://tinyurl.com/ztwf8a5


Posted by: kbdabear at March 20, 2016 11:05 PM (ej1U0)

115
That Churchill guy was pretty smart, and pretty far ahead of his time. I bet he went on to do some good stuff.

Posted by: White Male College Grad Right Handed Handsome Tall Executive at March 20, 2016 11:06 PM (wN82N)

116 The photographer said she took a picture of just two girls.


Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 20, 2016 11:02 PM (YJmuy)

Huh. Easier to see just the two in the larger picture at the link. Good illusion.

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 20, 2016 11:07 PM (JO9+V)

117 my childhood consisted of dirt clod fights, plumb fights, luggie fights, apple fights, fist fights, wrestle fights, snowball fights

plumb fights.... those things ALWAYS hurt when you got hit

Posted by: jake at March 20, 2016 11:07 PM (FbIkx)

118
Old Paper Cap Pistols Of 1876

The first, left at the top, is inscribed, "The Chinese Must Go." It bears the patent mark of September 2, 1879. The action is to place the cap in the mouth of the Chinaman and pull the trigger, whereupon he receives a kick in the seat of the pants, thereby exploding the cap.

vintagetoycapguns.com/old-paper-cap-pistols-of-1876



"The Good Old Days" -- broadly speaking.....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 20, 2016 11:07 PM (kdS6q)

119 The photographer said she took a picture of just two girls.

That's what she wants you to think ...

Posted by: Adriane the Photography Critic ... at March 20, 2016 11:08 PM (AoK0a)

120 Nerf war sounds like a blast. I'm glad for the confirmation that we aren't crazy. One nerf product we really love around here is the new dart bow. The old style used arrows which were a lot of fun, but the new one shoots a dart per pull without reloading which is much quicker in battle.

Posted by: Lauren at March 20, 2016 11:09 PM (swH31)

121 These swedish cops are yuge with full beards.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 20, 2016 11:09 PM (iQIUe)

122 The primary explosive in all cap gun caps is call
Armstrong's mixture. It's primary ingredients are red phosphorus,
potassium chlorate and potassium perchlorate sandwiched between two
paper layers which hold in the gases long enough to give a sound bang
when the cap is struck.
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 20, 2016 11:02 PM (kdS6q)


We used to make caps for shooting black powder rifles out of aluminum cans and the paper roll caps. They weren't waterproof like commercial caps, but the were home-made.

Oh, and we used to make little rockets using the strands of cordite out of .303 cartridges and aluminum foil. They shot further than matches would.

Ummm, and "we used to" meant back when I was 28.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 20, 2016 11:10 PM (XQHkt)

123 Oh, Apple fights! We did have those. The trees by the high school had crab apples so we'd have crab apple battles outside during basketball games.

Posted by: Lauren at March 20, 2016 11:10 PM (swH31)

124 97 Not weird at all. Actually very responsible.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 20, 2016 10:59 PM (hlMPp)

The boy has learned muzzle control already, with his plastic rifle.
Posted by: tcn in AK at March 20, 2016 11:01 PM (+YMhA

Love that.

If you follow and teach the four rules there would be no excuse for a lot of accidents.

*protip though - I think a lot of 'unintentional shots are umm....intentional.

I gave my brother two pellet guns and an axe back to him....trouble was wifey had the stock boy helping her pack groceries and she he'd seen those.

Wish I would have been there to give him a fainting couch.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 20, 2016 11:11 PM (hlMPp)

125 Cap guns were great, but really just an entry drug.

I think I peaked with the model aircraft carrier, stuffed with firecrackers and toilet paper, soaked in lighter fluid, and set ablaze for its final voyage.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 20, 2016 11:13 PM (TqXWc)

126 I've been known to serve Toad in a Hole.

Posted by: Lena Dunham at March 20, 2016 11:13 PM (R+30W)

127 Had a GI Joe cannon when I was a kid. Probably early sixties. It had a gold colored "shell" with a big spring and a rod down the middle. The cannon shells were round hard black plastic that you would push down the rod until it locked. Load the shell into the breech and fire. The cannon ball would fly about fifteen feet. Then we discovered that if we lit a pop bottle rocket, slam it into the tube and slam the breech shut, we could shoot at kids a couple of blocks away.
Guess which method we preferred.

Posted by: Old Blue at March 20, 2016 11:13 PM (9iR5/)

128 Wait, what?

I made the top 10? Wow!

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster browsing Bravely at March 20, 2016 11:14 PM (1D4Ef)

129 Lauren...seriously, you're such a good mom!

Posted by: concrete girl at March 20, 2016 11:15 PM (ceWrl)

130 Fi, don't feel too bad. Look who made it back to #1

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 20, 2016 11:15 PM (CPlLp)

131 G'night horde.

Whomever asked me about dreams with Chantix was prescient.

Not fun. Waiting to see what tonight hold.

Have a great Monday!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 20, 2016 11:16 PM (hlMPp)

132 *tips hat to sven*

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster browsing Bravely at March 20, 2016 11:17 PM (1D4Ef)

133 Back when pop cans were steel. Polish cannons were a big thing. Take 4 cans Cut 2 of the cans tops and bottoms out. The other 2 leave one top and one bottom in place. Stack the first can with a bottom but no top, second no bottom and a mostly perforated top. Then the next 2 cans no bottom or top. Attach together in order with duct tape making a sort of tube separated in the middle and punch a hole in the base of the first can. Squirt a little lighter fluid into the base can, spin to atomize. Then put a tennis ball into the top can. Put flame to the hole of the first can and boom Polish cannon.

I hope the directions are completely correct but who will know unless they have a 70s pop/beer can collection.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 20, 2016 11:17 PM (On7rW)

134 Posted by: TexasDan at March 20, 2016 11:13 PM (TqXWc)
-------
Dude! And smeared with glue, which back then was toluene. That stuff would burn like crazy! I must have sunk the Bismark about thirty times.

Posted by: Old Blue at March 20, 2016 11:18 PM (9iR5/)

135 Good night all

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/selection-du-weekend-184-71.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 20, 2016 11:18 PM (CPlLp)

136
Oh, Apple fights! We did have those. The trees by the high school had crab apples so we'd have crab apple battles outside during basketball games.
Posted by: Lauren


How would you like it if someone picked apples off of you?

Posted by: Apple tree in Oz at March 20, 2016 11:18 PM (FkBIv)

137 Aww thanks, concrete girl. I try!

Posted by: Lauren at March 20, 2016 11:19 PM (swH31)

138 I also never heard the Doors version before.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJ1oZVGmTr0

Posted by: rickl at March 20, 2016 11:19 PM (sdi6R)

139 Y'all probably would have attached bottle rockets to the sled or something.

Lots and lots of bottle rockets. And duct tape, don't forget the duct tape.

Posted by: Joel at March 20, 2016 11:19 PM (zy/gu)

140 I hope the directions are completely correct but who will know unless they have a 70s pop/beer can collection.
Posted by: Willy J. at March 20, 2016 11:17 PM (On7rW)


I haven't thought of that for years. The neighbor kids did that, they were much older.

I seem to remember, though, that tennis balls came in those long metal tubes and were also useful.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 20, 2016 11:19 PM (XQHkt)

141 126 I've been known to serve Toad in a Hole.

Posted by: Lena Dunham at March 20, 2016 11:13 PM (R+30W)



"Mr. Toad's Wild Ride"?

Posted by: cthulhu at March 20, 2016 11:20 PM (EzgxV)

142 Two girls. Both are looking at a mirror. You can't see the mirror the girl on the left is looking into.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 20, 2016 11:20 PM (MNgU2)

143 So was reading the survival thread and looked up the missing people in national parks ...

Definitely unsettling.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster browsing Bravely at March 20, 2016 11:21 PM (1D4Ef)

144 135 Good night all

www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/selection-du-weekend-184-71.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 20, 2016 11:18 PM (CPlLp)

++++

"for the socially distant"

I'd say so.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 20, 2016 11:22 PM (R+30W)

145 I hope the directions are completely correct but who will know unless they have a 70s pop/beer can collection.


I do have a 38 year old can of Iron City beer. It has the Super Bowl winning team on it, The Pittsburgh Steelers. I haven't opened it since opening a can of 38 year old Iron City Beer could cause a environmental catastrophe. I don't want that on my conscious.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 20, 2016 11:22 PM (NGd+i)

146 G'night AnnaP.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster browsing Bravely at March 20, 2016 11:22 PM (1D4Ef)

147 In July 2008 the Consumer Product Safety Commission banned toy caps producing peak sound levels at or above 138 decibels. Caps you may expect to bang and smoke now snap at a low sound level. The purpose of this law is to protect childrens hearing.


Thanks Dubya!


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix
****

What? Speak up.

Posted by: Hearing Damaged Adult Due to Cap Guns at March 20, 2016 11:23 PM (hVdx9)

148 Speaking of stupid stuff we did as kids, I was sure that I could fly. I built cardboard wings and would jump off the roof of the garage. There I was, all 90 pounds of me flapping (I said FLAPPING you perverts) like crazy, but never achieved flight. I kept at it right up until I broke an ankle and my Mom made me quit.

Posted by: Old Blue at March 20, 2016 11:23 PM (9iR5/)

149 I seem to remember, though, that tennis balls came in those long metal tubes and were also useful.>>>

I remember the tubes but none of my family played tennis so that wasn't available in my kit. Weird thing is since nobody in my family played tennis I wonder why the tennis balls were so plentiful for my unnatural use.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 20, 2016 11:24 PM (On7rW)

150 Bigger optical illusion: How many girls in the picture... or how many Lauren's in the comments.

I!
See!
Three!
Laurens*!

*well, hashes anyway


Posted by: Jean-Luc Picard at March 20, 2016 11:24 PM (H9MG5)

151 When I discovered you could cause kitchen matches, the big wooden ones, to ignite on impact if you threw them at the right surface, I was fascinated with the idea of creating explosive arrows using drinking straws with some sort of payload and a match as the warhead. I conducted experiments for a while and lost interest before anything really bad happened.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 20, 2016 11:25 PM (IdCqF)

152 Good night Anna Puma.

And good night to the Horde.

And may you win all your cap-gun fights in your sweet dreams.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 20, 2016 11:25 PM (u82oZ)

153 Tried to watch "The American Experience" 2 episode run on Walt Disney. It devolved into sneering about how "paranoid" he was about the Communists who tried to destroy his studio - as if the Communists didn't exist or that they were some sort of jolly group of folk singers with absolutely no violence, murder, or treason at all on their plates.

It sickened me how these smug academics who begain mentioning "left-wing publications" suddenly started to just call them "political media" as if there was nothing worth mentioning about them. And their constant denigration of those who saw union violence as bad being "deluded" or "paranoid".

It's on Amazon Prime, and it isn't worth a bucket of rotten vomit.

Just my 1 dollar review.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at March 20, 2016 11:25 PM (/APNW)

154 -------
Dude! And smeared with glue, which back then was toluene. That stuff would burn like crazy! I must have sunk the Bismark about thirty times.

See? This is what made America great.

I recall disappointment that the model ship was not actually boyant. But the pond was shallow enough that it didn't really sink either. Decent boom.

I tried a similar thing with a cheap snap-together van model someone gave me. No firecrackers, just fire. The van rolled down our driveway until it hit a crack. Where it burned merrily for a looong time. Long enough that my mom came home to a firery pool of plastic in the driveway.

She actually took it in stride.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 20, 2016 11:25 PM (TqXWc)

155 Weird thing is since nobody in my family played tennis I wonder why the tennis balls were so plentiful for my unnatural use.
Posted by: Willy J. at March 20, 2016 11:24 PM (On7rW)


You get them by digging through the bushes down by the tennis courts,

Posted by: Kindltot at March 20, 2016 11:26 PM (XQHkt)

156 We had beer can fights. Lived next to a bowling alley and the parking lot was always full of flatten beer cans that served as Budweiser throwing stars. Got my first tetnaus shot as a result.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 20, 2016 11:26 PM (MNgU2)

157 OK... that was not supposed to be a possessive on "Laurens", autocucumber.

Posted by: Jean-Luc Picard at March 20, 2016 11:26 PM (H9MG5)

158 Posted by: kbdabear at March 20, 2016 11:05 PM (ej1U0)

I also note the total lack of mention of Russian Air strikes... and support for Assad Forces on the ground...

And there were MANY more Russian Air Strikes than US....

Posted by: Don Quixote at March 20, 2016 11:27 PM (RK8AH)

159 Those were the newfangled caps. For the rich kids.

I was brought up with the caps on a roll of paper.

Sure there were some failure to fires but you had like 50 caps in a roll.

And don't forget the darts that took those caps. You'd tear off a single cap and put it in the nose of a dart and then throw it at the sidewalk. (or other things that might amuse).

It's probably a felony to do something like that today.

Good grief we've become a nation of sissies and nannies.

And there are two main groups that are the culprits that have done this.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 20, 2016 11:27 PM (Xo1Rt)

160 On nerf guns, I've found it's very satisfying to plink empty soda cans with them. The cans do go flying.

When you're too lazy to go to a range and shoot your money away.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster browsing Bravely at March 20, 2016 11:28 PM (1D4Ef)

161 The one thing my brothers used to do that drove me n-u-t-s was to go to great effort to make nifty model ships or planes or whatever and then turn around and blow them up.

I remember they made a gorgeous model of a Spanish galleon with fancy ropes and sails and little painted shields. As soon as it was finished, they were building itty-bitty cannons, catapults, and bombs.
That poor ship didn't survive its maiden voyage, to put it delicately.

And yet, none of them became serial killers.
AFAIK.





Posted by: Margarita who wishes she drank more at March 20, 2016 11:28 PM (T/5A0)

162 #145

Remember the cans you opened by pushing in two discs on the top, one to drink from and the other to allow air flow? I forget the brand but my brother found one that had no discs to push in. There was no way to open it, unless you went the traditional route. That would be the late 70s or early 80s. AFAIK he still has it.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 20, 2016 11:28 PM (IdCqF)

163 And there are two main groups that are the culprits that have done this.


The Jooos and the Masons?

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 20, 2016 11:30 PM (NGd+i)

164 Another stupid thing as a kid. We were playing cowboys and indians in the front yard. This was back in the good old days when cap guns were made of metal with pearl handles. My cousin "shot" me and so I threw the gun up in the air and was doing a wonderful job of dying when the gun came down and bonked me in the top of my head.
When Mom heard the kerfuffle from the front yard she came out to see what was going on. She said that I was running around in a little circle out in the yard and every time my heart beat, I was shooting a little spray of blood out the top of my head.
One trip to the ER, and three stitches in my head later, I was suddenly the hero in our little group of kids. I had battle scars.

Posted by: Old Blue at March 20, 2016 11:30 PM (9iR5/)

165 Posted by: TexasDan at March 20, 2016 11:25 PM (TqXWc)

Friend of mine got in BIG trouble with his Dad once.... but you could tell that Dad was trying not to laugh...

Dad was big into Estes Rockets... had a whole launch system set up, with multiple rockets...

Now... add in my Line Controlled gas powered model airplanes???

And we had Surface to Air missiles trying to shoot down my planes...

Posted by: Don Quixote at March 20, 2016 11:30 PM (RK8AH)

166 I spent an inordinate time from my childhood outside. (there were chores if you went inside). And my most memorable moments are just Bang, Boom, Fire and pain. Golly I must have been an abused child thank the lord.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 20, 2016 11:32 PM (On7rW)

167 Anyone remember clacker balls? Could double as a bolo . Probably injured more people than a bolo ever did.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 20, 2016 11:32 PM (MNgU2)

168 Watching The Book of Eli. How did this movie get made, with all its respectful treatment of The Bible?

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 20, 2016 11:32 PM (NGd+i)

169 Cuse is in the sweet 16.

I'm happy.

Posted by: eleven at March 20, 2016 11:33 PM (qUNWi)

170 168 Watching The Book of Eli. How did this movie get made, with all its respectful treatment of The Bible?

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 20, 2016 11:32 PM (NGd+i)


Made in Hollywood... Feature, not a bug...

Posted by: Don Quixote at March 20, 2016 11:33 PM (RK8AH)

171 170 168 Watching The Book of Eli. How did this movie get made, with all its respectful treatment of The Bible?

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 20, 2016 11:32 PM (NGd+i)


Made in Hollywood... Feature, not a bug...

Posted by: Don Quixote at March 20, 2016 11:33 PM (RK8AH)


Wait until the end...

Posted by: Don Quixote at March 20, 2016 11:34 PM (RK8AH)

172 I spent many a day of my youth reducing models that I had painstakingly built into pools of melted plastic. It was pretty fun watching them burn.

Posted by: Old Blue at March 20, 2016 11:34 PM (9iR5/)

173 Okay, just off 2 hour call with the "fiance"


We may be in love yet.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 20, 2016 11:35 PM (avjPX)

174 170: Hollywood hates anything connected with Christianity, including the Bible. BoE is not a Christian flick, but its treatment of the Bible is unusual.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 20, 2016 11:36 PM (NGd+i)

175 Anyone remember clacker balls?>>>

The poor mans newton cradle? Yes

Posted by: Willy J. at March 20, 2016 11:36 PM (On7rW)

176 Good luck Ricardo. I hope she's nice.

Posted by: eleven at March 20, 2016 11:37 PM (qUNWi)

177 By the time I was 11, we were making our own black powder.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 20, 2016 11:38 PM (w/iDp)

178 171: I've seen it before.The ending was similar to Fahrenheit 451'ish.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 20, 2016 11:38 PM (NGd+i)

179 P-51's, SBD's, Zero's, B-17's, Bismark, Enterprise, FW-190's, P-41's, P-47's, ME-109's, all melted piles of plastic. Fun building them, fun burning them to the ground. And then go build them all over again.

Posted by: Old Blue at March 20, 2016 11:38 PM (9iR5/)

180 Not sure why I put 'ish at the end of Fahrenheit 451.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 20, 2016 11:39 PM (NGd+i)

181 I see two girls, but no cup.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 20, 2016 11:40 PM (fC9RO)

182 By the time I was 11, we were making our own black powder.>>>

Chemistry sets and the stuff you as a kid could buy was way cooler back in the day.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 20, 2016 11:40 PM (On7rW)

183 Hey everybody.

Watched the first half of "Giant" tonight. Will watch the second half tomorrow.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 20, 2016 11:40 PM (ntObR)

184 Whoa. Just looked the penis enlargement story.
Looks like you run around with a partial all day or something.

Posted by: Hearing Damaged Adult Due to Cap Guns at March 20, 2016 11:41 PM (hVdx9)

185 Fahrenheit 451 scared me when I read it for the first time as a young teenager. I loved reading and I just couldn't understand why anyone would burn books. Then later I understood.

Posted by: Old Blue at March 20, 2016 11:41 PM (9iR5/)

186 By the time I was 11, we were making our own black powder.>>>

Chemistry sets and the stuff you as a kid could buy was way cooler back in the day.
Posted by: Willy J.
---------------

As I recollect, the formula was there in the Gilbert book.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 20, 2016 11:42 PM (w/iDp)

187 Watching The Book of Eli. How did this movie get made, with all its respectful treatment of The Bible?
Posted by: Puddleglum

I think Denzel wrote it or something. It was his baby from what I understand.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 20, 2016 11:42 PM (TqXWc)

188 Did someone mention "The Book of Eli"?

Part of the reason I love Mila Kunis is that she appeared in it. I had written her off as a godless Hollywood lefty, and that movie helped show that maybe she isn't.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 20, 2016 11:43 PM (ntObR)

189 Oh she's nice Like Maureen 'Hara."

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 20, 2016 11:45 PM (avjPX)

190 Great now I'm reading the disappearing people in the national parks story. Creeepy

Posted by: Lauren at March 20, 2016 11:45 PM (swH31)

191 Well, off to bed, to read a few pages of Moron-recommended 'Damned Engineers'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 20, 2016 11:46 PM (w/iDp)

192 I've told you all about Tony Bigcharles before.

Anyway this is the latest from his blog. Thought people would find this latest of entry of his, "Freedom of Conscience," interesting. Some confused thinking here.

http://tinyurl.com/gsesqja

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 20, 2016 11:47 PM (ntObR)

193 Okay, just off 2 hour call with the "fiance"

We may be in love yet.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 20, 2016 11:35 PM (avjPX)

****

Damn, man. This place is full of fiancee´. Anyone getting married anymore?

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 20, 2016 11:47 PM (YLidQ)

194 "O" I meant.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 20, 2016 11:47 PM (avjPX)

195 As I recollect, the formula was there in the Gilbert book.>>>

Seems to me yes it came with the chemistry set. Don't think I looked it up separately but I do remember making it from the set. And the section at the drugstore with all the little square bottles of chemicals you could buy.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 20, 2016 11:47 PM (On7rW)

196 Who was it who wrote a song that went,

"All of the good... all of the good ones are taken"??

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 20, 2016 11:48 PM (ntObR)

197 Don Quixote...were you the one that mentioned going skiing?

Posted by: concrete girl at March 20, 2016 11:48 PM (ceWrl)

198 Just checked the clock. Night all.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 20, 2016 11:48 PM (YLidQ)

199 Night Tim. Have a good week.

Posted by: Old Blue at March 20, 2016 11:49 PM (9iR5/)

200 #196

Ian Hunter.

Great performer but his 'Gun Control' song is incredibly full of offensively wrong beliefs. It's one of those moments that made glad to have never met that particular hero, for fear of some subjects coming up and getting in the way of the good stuff.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 20, 2016 11:51 PM (IdCqF)

201 29 Britain has way more flavors of potato chips though we've added quite a few more in last few years.
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 20, 2016 10:39 PM (MNgU2)


Do they have "All Dressed and Zesty Mordant"?

Posted by: Ricky at March 20, 2016 11:52 PM (1JnAL)

202 >>>183 Watched the first half of "Giant" tonight. Will watch the second half tomorrow.
Posted by: qdpsteve

the old rock hudson/elizabeth taylor movie?

Posted by: concrete girl at March 20, 2016 11:52 PM (ceWrl)

203 And the section at the drugstore with all the little square bottles of chemicals you could buy.
Posted by: Willy J
----------

In no time at all we were buying pint-sized jars of makings at the corner drug store.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 20, 2016 11:52 PM (w/iDp)

204 I think this girl may haev out-smartred me.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 20, 2016 11:52 PM (avjPX)

205 concrete girl, yup. Started really draggy but the story pace is picking up nicely.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 20, 2016 11:53 PM (ntObR)

206 In no time at all we were buying pint-sized jars of makings at the corner drug store.

Posted by: Mike Hammer>>>

We really did have more incentive to get minimum wage jobs (or less Paperboy,mowing the widows lawn) back then didn't we?

Posted by: Willy J. at March 20, 2016 11:57 PM (On7rW)

207 183
Watched the first half of "Giant" tonight. Will watch the second half tomorrow.
Posted by: qdpsteve at March 20, 2016 11:40 PM (ntObR)
---------
I really like that movie.
James Dean was especially good.

Posted by: Margarita who wishes she drank more at March 20, 2016 11:58 PM (T/5A0)

208 Had both ring and strip cap guns.

Built a ramp launcher for lawn darts. The better to get them up in a tree.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 20, 2016 11:58 PM (noWW6)

209 Margarita, so I've read. Dean's not in too much of the first half.

I assume the fur's gonna fly in the second half though, since his character has struck oil...

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 20, 2016 11:59 PM (ntObR)

210 qdpsteve

after seeing that book on the parents bookshelf all my life i finally watched it. i won't spoil it for you.

you may like it since you're a movie maker/playwrite.

Posted by: concrete girl at March 21, 2016 12:01 AM (ceWrl)

211 The 14 year old girl from Katy Texas who was murdered

What they aren't reporting

The whole family were illegals

The father had a lengthy criminal record in Mexico yet he was able to cross the border multiple times with ease

The mother is in Mexico and isn't coming here. What kind of mother does that

Father was involved with the Mexican drug cartel

They were murdered by illegals who have gone back to Mexico.

The whole thing is proof of our terrible border security. So you won't hear about it very much anymore. Wish Cruz would talk about it

Posted by: ThunderB at March 21, 2016 12:02 AM (zOTsN)

212 concrete, thanks! Yeah, I'm liking it so far.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 21, 2016 12:03 AM (ntObR)

213 30
Suggest you try and use penis and needle in separate sentences to avoid any unfortunate associations


Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at March 21, 2016 12:04 AM (FtrY1)

214 If the cap gun wasn't working we would take the strips, lay them on a side walk, and hit me with a hammer

Posted by: ThunderB at March 21, 2016 12:04 AM (zOTsN)

215 209---- since his character has struck oil...
Posted by: qdpsteve at March 20, 2016 11:59 PM (ntObR)
-----------
A very dirty scene.
Downright filthy, I'd say.

Posted by: Margarita who wishes she drank more at March 21, 2016 12:05 AM (T/5A0)

216 Hah. Hit them with a hammer, not me!

Posted by: ThunderB at March 21, 2016 12:06 AM (zOTsN)

217 Margarita, I can imagine. :-)

I saw "There Will Be Blood."

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 21, 2016 12:07 AM (ntObR)

218 The Big Damn Book of Sheer Maniliness has directions for building a Potato Gun which would serve the same function as the aforementioned Polish Cannon.

Posted by: tmitsss at March 21, 2016 12:07 AM (sUvQQ)

219 217 --- LOL! No, no. Nothing like that at all.
I just meant when he struck oil.

Posted by: Margarita who wishes she drank more at March 21, 2016 12:09 AM (T/5A0)

220 Dang browser. Erase my comment instead of posting it, will ya? Thanks. Try again.

Home - all pets accounted for. Feet up. Relaxing beverage t'hand. Won't last long.

I'm reminded of one Fourth of July - we never had those Skyline construction sets, but my pal did. His brother built a tall skyscraper and filled it with Black Cats...

Long before "Towering Inferno."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Typical_box_set.JPG

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 21, 2016 12:10 AM (ek7rN)

221 I remember putting a whole roll of paper caps on the sidewalk and whacking it with a hammer. Impressive result.

Posted by: Suds 46 at March 21, 2016 12:10 AM (xtUYy)

222 Part of the reason I love Mila Kunis is that she appeared in it. I had written her off as a godless Hollywood lefty, and that movie helped show that maybe she isn't.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 20, 2016 11:43 PM (ntObR)


Did you hear they are going to do a reboot of Hawaii Five-O? Since Hawaii is no longer a sufficiently exotic location, the reboot will be set in Borneo, where Jay-Z will play Steve Mohairnet, a no-nonsense police investigator on that cannibal island. His tag-line will be, "Cook him, Dano!"

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 21, 2016 12:12 AM (/i7Ua)

223 Posted by: Suds 46 at March 21, 2016 12:10 AM (xtUYy)
--------
Didn't have a hammer handy so I used a big rock. Oooh Ahhh!

Posted by: Old Blue at March 21, 2016 12:12 AM (9iR5/)

224 AOP, LOL.

I'm still waiting for "Bosom Buddies" to come back.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 21, 2016 12:13 AM (ntObR)

225 Lauren, be cool parents tell them not to shoot out an eyeball, they will be fine

Sorry I fell asleep there for a bit

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 12:14 AM (voOPb)

226 A fond memory from my youth was when I got to go with my dad to the TV repair shop and test tubes on the machine. Seems kinda stupid now just looking for a glow. But it was real fixing crap lessons with my Dad.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 21, 2016 12:17 AM (On7rW)

227
I'm still waiting for "Bosom Buddies" to come back.
Posted by: qdpsteve


It will be a tranny version. Buddy's Bosoms.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 21, 2016 12:17 AM (FkBIv)

228 My oh my, what a smorgasbord of luscious links.

*I posted that Churchill quote in the ONT a week or two ago; hell, I even noted that quoting it in Britain is a hate crime. Great minds, and all that...*

*There are two girls imho*

*I had one of those cap guns. It was pretty damn loud too.*

*Sexbots won't care about your dick size.*


Okay, enough for now, time to actually read a link or two and some comments.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 21, 2016 12:18 AM (gyKtp)

229 Rosita on the Talking Dead is way hot tonight (or was since I DVRed it)

Posted by: Willy J. at March 21, 2016 12:23 AM (On7rW)

230 Book of Eli was an interesting flick. An agnostic friend who knew I was a Christian heavily recommended it to me, and I did like it overall.

1 thing bugged me theologically at the end, when they put the Bible next to the Koran in the library. If you want a book that might dangerously empower violent warlords ... it ain't the Bible.

A funny thing about the premise is that the Bible is going to be the least likely book to be rare in the Apocalypse. All time best seller with gajillions of copies all over the world.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster browsing Bravely at March 21, 2016 12:23 AM (1D4Ef)

231 *Sexbots won't care about your dick size.*


Okay, enough for now, time to actually read a link or two and some comments.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 21, 2016 12:18 AM (gyKtp)


But they will secretly record it, and then upload the images to Gawker Hulk Hogan's new scandal website, so readers can point and laugh.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 21, 2016 12:24 AM (/i7Ua)

232 *Sexbots won't care about your dick size.*

No, but they'll still have their own unique array of put-downs.

"Penis not detected"

"Do not place pencils into the lower orifice"

"Are you sure you want to do this now?"

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 21, 2016 12:24 AM (ntObR)

233 Well, I'm done. Happy Equinox. Hope you had a good Palm Sunday. Easter week comic webwork in nic link.

Love one another. Even during the BB gun fights.

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 21, 2016 12:26 AM (ek7rN)

234 Oh, and I forgot what will ultimately be the ultimate put-down from a sexbot:

"I am sorry, your member must be this tall to ride me"

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 21, 2016 12:27 AM (ntObR)

235 Also if you piss off your sexbot, you're really in trouble. You'll end up with her brother, T1000, out looking for you.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 21, 2016 12:29 AM (ntObR)

236 "I am sorry, your member must be this tall to ride me"

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 21, 2016 12:27 AM (ntObR)


"Not right now, I'm downloading an OS patch."


"Now, you know I'm off warranty for one week out of every month."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 21, 2016 12:29 AM (/i7Ua)

237 218 The Big Damn Book of Sheer Maniliness has directions for building a Potato Gun which would serve the same function as the aforementioned Polish Cannon.


So,

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 12:31 AM (voOPb)

238 AOP, yup. :-)

OTOH, some sexbots may be easy to persuade.

"This isn't working"

"Fine SuzyQbot, I'll remove your battery"

"Everything is fine"

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 21, 2016 12:31 AM (ntObR)

239 MH,


Forgot to give you a bit of advice for post surgery:

take stool softener. Trust me, just do it now, and for about another week.

It took me damn near a week to shit, and when I did, it felt like a Buick Century coming through. Not something you want to crown when recovering from back surgery.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 21, 2016 12:34 AM (1JnAL)

240 Of course advanced sexbots will have various personality modes.

Most popular personality modes:

- Farrah Fawcett 1977
- Debbie Does Digital
- Tawny Kitaen

Least popular personality modes:

- Cher 1995
- Yoko Ono Karaoke Night
- Lena Dunham

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 21, 2016 12:35 AM (ntObR)

241 Love one another. Even during the BB gun fights.
Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 21, 2016 12:26 AM

You too mindful and all here. I'm off to bed, old and tired tonight. Another day of work done here. Cheers, clink.

I'm off tomorrow, other than turning in the timecard. Be well all.

T

Posted by: Farmer at March 21, 2016 12:35 AM (o/90i)

242 2nd nite home from hospital, I'm in the guest room sleeping. However our little 9.5 year old setter is curled up next to me to makes sure I'm not lonely in my recovery,

It's going to be a long 6 weeks is my impression

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 12:35 AM (voOPb)

243 So,

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian>>>

Buttons in your underwear?

Posted by: Willy J. at March 21, 2016 12:36 AM (On7rW)

244 It took me damn near a week to shit, and when I did, it felt like a Buick Century coming through. Not something you want to crown when recovering from back surgery.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 21, 2016 12:34 AM (1JnAL)


Yeah, one thing opiates do, is plug you up tighter than a bull's ass in fly time. In fact, they used to sell laudanum (tincture of opium) as a prophylactic/cure for Montezuma's Revenge.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 21, 2016 12:37 AM (/i7Ua)

245 Thanks Ashley. Had that problem after the first knee replacement from 2013. That was an experience I did not want to relive if possible

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 12:39 AM (voOPb)

246 Damn, I don't want youse guys to program MY sexbot.

And it seems I'll need the extended warranty with full replacement coverage, no matter the cause.

*smashes that metal m-fer into junk*

Oh, and I did notice that sven is back on top in the comments; weak effort sven I've seen you do that many comments in a day.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 21, 2016 12:39 AM (gyKtp)

247 Thanks Ashley. Had that problem after the first knee replacement from 2013. That was an experience I did not want to relive if possible

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 12:39 AM (voOPb)


Knee replacement? Now spine replacements? You're going to be the Bionic MisHum.


Seriously, get well soon!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 21, 2016 12:41 AM (/i7Ua)

248 After reading all of the ONT I guess I could have the ultimate surgery, add adicktome.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 12:42 AM (voOPb)

249 And, yes, I remember the smell.

The smell of genuine Lionel smoke pellets. And ozone.

Posted by: Fox2! at March 21, 2016 12:42 AM (brIR5)

250 After reading all of the ONT I guess I could have the ultimate surgery, add adicktome.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian>>>

The hitting a hole in the dark would be twice as hard then right?

Posted by: Willy J. at March 21, 2016 12:44 AM (On7rW)

251 Thanks AOP
I walked about a mile today I hadn't done that since early November
Feels good

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 12:47 AM (voOPb)

252 >>>>The hitting a hole in the dark would be twice as hard then right?

By God Willy J it would be. And I laughed

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 12:50 AM (voOPb)

253 The smell of genuine Lionel smoke pellets. And ozone.

Posted by: Fox2! at March 21, 2016 12:42 AM (brIR5)


True fact: Genuine Lionel smoke pellets are becoming very scarce, because they were made of fusel oils and esters rendered out of the weed seeds that were milled into Kaboom.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 21, 2016 12:50 AM (/i7Ua)

254 228 My oh my, what a smorgasbord of luscious links.

*I posted that Churchill quote in the ONT a week or two ago; hell, I even noted that quoting it in Britain is a hate crime. Great minds, and all that...*

*There are two girls imho*

*I had one of those cap guns. It was pretty damn loud too.*

*Sexbots won't care about your dick size.*


Okay, enough for now, time to actually read a link or two and some comments.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 21, 2016 12:18 AM (gyKtp)



Oh, my....*Sexbots won't care about your dick size.* There's a future world in a pithy sentence.....

Posted by: cthulhu at March 21, 2016 12:50 AM (EzgxV)

255 "Father was involved with the Mexican drug cartel
"

I figured as much. Shame for the poor girl who had no choice but to be born to such scum and paid with her life.

Posted by: Lauren at March 21, 2016 12:51 AM (swH31)

256 Yeah. I did the "smash the whole roll of caps on an anvil with a hammer" thing. It was loud. My ears still ring.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 21, 2016 12:52 AM (/i7Ua)

257 Dirt clod wars. Bottle rocket wars. BB gun wars.

For that last one, we used the low powered Daisys with about 200 fps muzzle velocity. You could see the BB in flight. I once got shot in the chest at point bank range, and Mom had to dig the BB out. (protip -- when arguing over whose turn it is with the gun, never contest the case when you're on the business end). The BB went in about 3/16".

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 21, 2016 12:52 AM (gyKtp)

258 251 Thanks AOP
I walked about a mile today I hadn't done that since early November
Feels good

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 12:47 AM (voOPb)



That brought a smile to my face. Good news!!!! And great hopes for more.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 21, 2016 12:54 AM (EzgxV)

259 243 So,

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian>>>

Buttons in your underwear?
Posted by: Willy J. at March 21, 2016 12:36 AM (On7rW)

No bending, lifting or twisting. I found myself incredibly bored earlier today

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 12:55 AM (voOPb)

260 >>>>The hitting a hole in the dark would be twice as hard then right?



By God Willy J it would be. And I laughed

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian>>>

With my limited brain power and semi lurking I didn't get you were going through something actually serious until a later comment. Glad I lightened the mood even if by accident.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 21, 2016 12:56 AM (On7rW)

261 Doggie walks through the wall, because the only way out now is to go between the studs where the siding is not yet up.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 21, 2016 12:56 AM (/i7Ua)

262 Wow, quiet tonight.

Okay all, thanks for the chat, happy work week.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 21, 2016 01:05 AM (ntObR)

263 G'night everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 21, 2016 01:06 AM (YJmuy)

264 240 Of course advanced sexbots will have various personality modes.

Protip: If you order the Japanese model, you do not want the "yandere" version.

Posted by: mikeski at March 21, 2016 01:06 AM (LIUK5)

265 Hey Mis Hum. Can you include this in your link dump tomorrow?

AOSHQ March Moron-Ness Pool Leaders

Going into the Sweet 16


Bracket Correct Picks Points
William T's Expert Bracket 35 47
Anyone but UA 35 46
TomS's Terrific Bracket 34 46
My Notable Bracket 35 46
Random Lurker 35 45
Dirty Randy's Skeevy Bracket 35 45

Posted by: buzzion at March 21, 2016 01:08 AM (zt+N6)

266 Oh, my....*Sexbots won't care about your dick size.* There's a future world in a pithy sentence.....


A pithy dick compared to,a bloviating one in the no spin zone

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 01:09 AM (voOPb)

267 And of course the spacing didn't work.

Posted by: buzzion at March 21, 2016 01:09 AM (zt+N6)

268 Posted by: Willy J. at March 21, 2016 12:56 AM (On7rW)

Thank you for the chuckle here. I don't care if it was accidental or planned. It hit me funny Willy J

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 01:11 AM (voOPb)

269 Of course advanced sexbots will have various personality modes.

Colt makes a model I think I'll use before I order a sexbot.

Not against them morally just how fucking sad my life would have be to order one.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 21, 2016 01:13 AM (On7rW)

270 As a child, my bedroom had two mirrors opposite each other. In my daydreaming time I would count how many reflections of myself I could count, I could get to about 25 or so before it was a dot. The reflection going back and forth looked like infinity. The picture of the girls is just that. They are sitting in a clothing store changing room with the two mirrors sending the reflection back and forth to infinity.

That brought back my childhood memories, but I do remember the capguns from the boys in the neighborhood too.

Posted by: Me out of lurkdom at March 21, 2016 01:13 AM (tUGnI)

271 Buzzion let me see if I can figure something out

Do you have a direct link?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 01:13 AM (voOPb)

272 That brought back my childhood memories, but I do remember the capguns from the boys in the neighborhood too.

Posted by: Me out of lurkdom at March 21, 2016 01:13 AM (tUGnI)


The bathroom cabinet in one of the homes of my childhood had a large fixed mirror in the center, and the two side wings were cabinet doors, also mirrored with plate glass. By angling the wings correctly, you could get a near-infinite series of multiple reflections. But they got mighty green after 3 or 4 iterations.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 21, 2016 01:18 AM (/i7Ua)

273 Well, I'm back to normal. The other ONT, I was going on something about power lines and death, with the AC vs DC wars of Edison and Westinghouse.

Well, last night, 10 minutes before midnight the power went out. Fast. And stayed out 10 hours. I had to find out what was going on. It wasn't any piddling little problem, with the "3 strikes and you're out" attempts of breakers to reclose. It was fast, which means there was a humdinger of a fault.

And there was. Some blithering idiot, the details of which I'm not sure, ran off the road in a sharp curve about a mile downstream from me. He hit a pole and snapped in two. Don't know his condition. It was a critical pole, a corner pole, right in the middle of the side of the curve where the line have to change direction.

All three phases were on the ground and crossed all up. No wonder the breakers just gave up first shot.

It took them 10 hours to get all fixed and back up and running. A side crew went back up the line as close as they could to find a suitable place to make a temporary line cut, so they could get as many people back up as possible. Unfortunately, I was downstream of that by just a little bit, and so had to wait the whole 10 hours, along with a few others.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 21, 2016 01:19 AM (DW+jj)

274 About sexbots, I'll say this again. You don't want that. You want a Matrix/holodeck virtual reality environment. There, you can be "enhanced" if you know what I mean. Your sexual prowess can be whatever your mind wants it to be. And the objects, and there will be many, of your desires can be enhanced themselves.

You can defy the laws of biology and physics and go where no horn dog has gone before.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 21, 2016 01:22 AM (DW+jj)

275 Book of Eli soundtrack
https://youtu.be/dSwyJ0aaM4k

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 21, 2016 01:23 AM (VdICR)

276 Well, last night, 10 minutes before midnight the power went out. Fast.>>>

Not to be a dick but power can go out slow?

Posted by: Willy J. at March 21, 2016 01:23 AM (On7rW)

277 Thanks for the yucks tonight

Maet as ever, you rock dude

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 01:24 AM (voOPb)

278 *I posted that Churchill quote in the ONT a week or two ago; hell, I even noted that quoting it in Britain is a hate crime. Great minds, and all that...*

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 21, 2016 12:18 AM (gyKtp)


I've posted that Churchill quote at least once every two or three months for years. (They took it out of later editions of The River War).

I also post some quotes from Ibn Khaldun (The Muqadimmah) about arabs a lot (since they are still topical and describe leftists very nicely, too).

25. Places that succumb to the Arabs are quickly ruined.


The reason for this is that (the Arabs) are a savage nation, fully accustomed to savagery and the things that cause it. Savagery has become their character and nature. They enjoy it, because it means freedom from authority and no subservience to leadership. Such a natural disposition is the negation and antithesis of civilization. All the customary activities of the Arabs lead to travel and movement. This is the antithesis and negation of stationariness, which produces civilization. For instance, the Arabs need stones to set them up as supports for their cooking pots. So, they take them from buildings which they tear down to get the stones, and use them for that purpose. Wood, too, is needed by them for props for their tents and for use as tent poles for their dwell­ings. So, they tear down roofs to get the wood for that purpose. The very nature of their existence is the negation of building, which is the basis of civilization. This is the case with them quite generally.

Furthermore, it is their nature to plunder whatever other people possess. Their sustenance lies wherever the shadow of their lances falls. They recognize no limit in taking the possessions of other people. Whenever their eyes fall upon some property, furnishings, or utensils, they take it. When they acquire superiority and royal authority, they have complete power to plunder (as they please). There no longer exists any political (power) to protect property, and civilization is ruined.

Furthermore, since they use force to make craftsmen and professional workers do their work, they do not see any value in it and do not pay them for it. Now, as we shall mention, labor is the real basis of profit. When labor is not appreciated and is done for nothing, the hope for profit vanishes, and no (productive) work is done. The sedentary population disperses, and civilization decays.

Furthermore, (the Arabs) are not concerned with laws. (They are not concerned) to deter people from misdeeds or to protect some against the others. They care only for the property that they might take away from people through looting and imposts. When they have obtained that, they have no interest in anything further, such as taking care of (people), looking after their interests, or forcing them not to commit misdeeds. They often level fines on property, because they want to get some advantage, some tax, or profit out of it. This is their custom. It does not help to prevent misdeeds or to deter those who undertake to commit (mis­deeds). On the contrary, it increases (misdeeds), because as compared to getting what one wants, the (possible financial) loss (through fines) is insignificant.

Under the rule of (the Arabs), the subjects live as in a state of anarchy, without law. Anarchy destroys mankind and ruins civilization, since, as we have stated, the existence of royal authority is a natural quality of man. It alone guarantees their existence and social organization. That was mentioned above at the beginning of the chapter.

[ ... ]

It is noteworthy how civilization always collapsed in places the Arabs took over and conquered, and how such settlements were depopulated and the (very) earth there turned into something that was no (longer) earth. The Yemen where (the Arabs) live is in ruins, except for a few cities. Persian civilization in the Arab 'Iraq is likewise completely ruined. The same applies to contemporary Syria. When the Banu Hilal and the Banu Sulaym pushed through (from their homeland) to Ifrigiyah and the Maghrib in (the beginning of) the fifth [eleventh] century and struggled there for three hundred and fifty years, they attached themselves to (the country), and the flat territory in (the Maghrib) was completely ruined. Formerly, the whole region between the Sudan and the Mediterranean had been settled. This (fact) is attested by the relics of civilization there, such as monu­ments, architectural sculpture, and the visible remains of villages and hamlets.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 21, 2016 01:25 AM (zc3Db)

279 276: What I mean is this. You probably recall some lightning storms, or even windy rainy messes. The power "blinks". Well, that's temporary faults. Lightning may make an arc path, or some other conditions allow an arc to forum. They have all sorts of control systems that respond to such faults. Based on what it looks like, they go into a "three strikes and you're out" mode. It opens, hold it momentarily, then recloses. In many cases that will clear an arcing fault. It tries reclosing three times, of increasing duration between attempts.

After that, it gives up and stays open. In these case, you had hard fault. From the characteristics, the first control breakers up stream "realized" there was no sense it that, it was something big, and so they opened and stayed open.

When it just dies in an instant like that, with no attempt to reclose, you know something big is up usually.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 21, 2016 01:28 AM (DW+jj)

280 I finished my binge of Daredevil. Frank Castle was a well-done character. Wilson Fisk was terrific too.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 21, 2016 01:28 AM (VdICR)

281 Not to be a dick but power can go out slow?

Posted by: Willy J. at March 21, 2016 01:23 AM (On7rW)


Sure. Does that at home in Alberta from time to time; usually ice storm related. Lights dim, and flicker, then come back up as some breaker down-line pops open, may happen once or twice more, then it's usually lights out! until the line crew fixes the faults.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 21, 2016 01:28 AM (/i7Ua)

282 Book of Eli was an interesting flick. An agnostic friend who knew I was a Christian heavily recommended it to me, and I did like it overall.

I'm Jewish and I highly recommend Book of Eli. It's just a great movie.

1 thing bugged me theologically at the end, when they put the Bible next to the Koran in the library. If you want a book that might dangerously empower violent warlords ... it ain't the Bible.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster browsing Bravely at March 21, 2016 12:23 AM (1D4Ef)


Yeah ... that part with the koran at the end almost killed the whole movie. Pitiful. They just couldn't help themselves. And your point about the koran is right on the money (aside from all its other problems).

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 21, 2016 01:29 AM (zc3Db)

283 A maybe helpful hint for some types of power outages. Get a UPC for your modem. Fairly low power so cheapesh and all the battery stuff like laptops and phones will still work. A homemade UPS of a couple 12volt battery and an inverter might not be a bad idea too for stuff that needs to plug in.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 21, 2016 01:32 AM (On7rW)

284 In this case, with that idiot breaking the pole, all three phases and neutral came tumbling down. You had what they call a "three phase fault", all three phases shorted to each other and ground at the same time.

When the system sees that (from the overcurrent measures in each phase) it says "Oh, shit, this is a big deal" and opens right away. And stays open, as there is no sense in trying to reclose.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 21, 2016 01:32 AM (DW+jj)

285 Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 21, 2016 01:25 AM (zc3Db)




So, Arabs are Progressives v0.9?

Posted by: cthulhu at March 21, 2016 01:32 AM (EzgxV)

286 274 >> About sexbots, I'll say this again. You don't want that. You want a
Matrix/holodeck virtual reality environment. There, you can be
"enhanced" if you know what I mean.<snip>

Yeah, publius, the first VR porns have already made it to the market. The reporter who tried it out was quite impressed.

Sexbot, VR porn, whichever; in these days of signed consent forms, courts that heavily favor the female in any child dispute, incurable STDs, spermjackers, fake rape claims etc there's little wonder that men will go femaleless by necessity.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 21, 2016 01:33 AM (gyKtp)

287 So, Arabs are Progressives v0.9?

Posted by: cthulhu at March 21, 2016 01:32 AM (EzgxV)


Arabs and leftists both share the intellectual and moral qualities of locusts.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 21, 2016 01:36 AM (zc3Db)

288 So, Arabs are Progressives v0.9?

Posted by: cthulhu at March 21, 2016 01:32 AM (EzgxV)


And the problem with islam is that the koran codifies all that savage behavior of the primitive Arabs, so that even civilized societies that adopt islam, or had it forced upon them, are dragged down to that level.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 21, 2016 01:37 AM (/i7Ua)

289 A maybe helpful hint for some types of power
outages. Get a UPC for your modem. Fairly low power so cheapesh and all
the battery stuff like laptops and phones will still work. A homemade
UPS of a couple 12volt battery and an inverter might not be a bad idea
too for stuff that needs to plug in.


Posted by: Willy J. at March


Or an inverter for your car and an extension cord. If you have a sump pump - I highly recommend this if you do not have a generator.

Posted by: Jean at March 21, 2016 01:40 AM (cXiMR)

290 The rack calls. Night, all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 21, 2016 01:42 AM (/i7Ua)

291 280 >> I finished my binge of Daredevil. Frank Castle was a well-done character. Wilson Fisk was terrific too.

Agreed BC. I have the sadz that there only 13 episodes.


278 Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair

Good stuff there, tpop -- What year was that written?

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 21, 2016 01:44 AM (gyKtp)

292 Good stuff there, tpop -- What year was that written?

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 21, 2016 01:44 AM (gyKtp)


Late 14th century. Ibn Khaldun was a persian-lover muzzie who despised arabs.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 21, 2016 01:52 AM (zc3Db)

293 Churchill wrote that in 1899, when he was ~25.

They tied in Jennifer Jones at the end, but not for any reason I can see. Luke Cage has a show in September. So even from this high point of finishing a good series I can see that we will have Peak Marvel on television as well as in the theater.

Of course the Japanese at some point thought that they had reached peak Anime. Maybe Marvel will have a brand that's bigger than Law & Order. (Look at my ampersands. But don't touch peasant.)

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 21, 2016 01:58 AM (VdICR)

294 I think you mean Jessica Jones.

The reason is that there is a team series called the Defenders in the works. Originally, this was a Marvel book for characters who weren't team players and tended to have a varying membership, although Dr. Strange and the Hulk were around in most incarnations. Also had Silver Surfer and the Sub-Mariner early on. It later became a copyright preservation series. Characters who couldn't sustain their own book would end up there to give enough visibility to maintain the copyright on the name.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 21, 2016 02:08 AM (IdCqF)

295 A remarkable story that starts with a destroyed Ferrari Enzo.

http://www.thedrive.com/article/2559/the-weird-wild-saga-of-gizmondo-part-1

I had some encounters with the people who thought they were really making the product at a few trade shows I worked at.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 21, 2016 02:14 AM (IdCqF)

296 I mentioned the more exciting part of yesterday in last night's ONT, but didn't get around to mentioning the more fun and informative part. Locally, there's a small club of machinists where some of their members can build a reciprocating gasoline engine with opposing pistons without plans, for fun, mostly out of stuff they have laying around in their shop.



The guy who did brought it in, gave a little talk about it, and ran it.



Another guy talked about piston rings -- and how changing fuel from gasoline to model airplane fuel changed the necessary characteristics of the rings [in case you're wondering, the lower energy in the model airplane fuel meant that you couldn't tolerate as much friction on the cylinder bore, so the rings had to be shaved thinner].



Another guy had reworked a tiny (could probably fit in a 2" cube) float carburetor to a bowl -- this was another "no plans" guy. He discussed how, along the way, he decided to have an option for vapor lock or flooding, by having a little drain screw -- which he did on a lathe.



One of the few fellows who is likely younger than Arbalest and myself brought in a quick-change tool-holder from a recent bargain purchase and discoursed a bit about it being $1200 at list price -- only to have one of the older members say, "You've got a shop -- would you charge less to duplicate it?"



Experienced machinists -- the guys who can look at a block of metal and sculpt a useful form from it -- are an amazing group of people, sadly fading from this country. The club president, himself, passed away last month. but hanging around with these guys and hearing about the issues they've faced and how they've addressed them is a rare gift beyond price.



And, sometimes, there are little surprises. One guy, who couldn't stand comfortably without a cane, and may have been 70+ [though it's getting embarrassing guessing ages as I've been getting up there] discussed how he'd crowdfunded a 3D-printer [in acrylic] and how he had used his 3D-printer for this project where he 3D-printed a practice part so he could do a run-through before milling his casting. He brought the casting, the practice part, and the scaffolding in to hand around. I couldn't feel the layers, it was a quality print. My hat's off to him -- he's obviously retired, he's having trouble gettting around.....but he's in the 90th cutting-edge percentile at Maker Faire.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 21, 2016 02:19 AM (EzgxV)

297 If I had to guess, it's going to be an ugly Monday. The Horde is clearly scheming about something else.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 21, 2016 02:39 AM (EzgxV)

298 Oh yes and many more toy weapons.
There was supposed to be winter out there again but not seeing much out the window.

Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at March 21, 2016 03:07 AM (fizMZ)

299 A thought I had for the Sunday ONT comment wrap up was how many different firsts there were, with sock puppets it's hard to figure out.

Posted by: Skip at March 21, 2016 03:13 AM (fizMZ)

300 If I might throw down a worthwhile find -- distrowatch.com .

Posted by: cthulhu at March 21, 2016 04:02 AM (EzgxV)

301 Lay the roll of paper caps down on the sidewalk and hit each one with a hammer. Extra points if you double the caps by folding the strip.

Light the end of the roll and watch the series of mini-explosions.

Why am I even alive?

Posted by: creeper at March 21, 2016 04:08 AM (jpMw5)

302 cooth, thanks for the tribute to machinists. mr. creeper died at the end of January. He was an old-timey machinist...not a CNC machine in the place. We're rapidly losing our knowledge base.

Posted by: creeper at March 21, 2016 04:11 AM (jpMw5)

303 To avoid the perma-ban for posting late, I'll make my comment to Ace's 3/17 post here: I always love this type of "analysis" [blockquote]Obama frequently reminds his staff that terrorism takes far fewer lives in America than handguns, car accidents, and falls in bathtubs do. [/blockquote]

First of all, what government action could be taken against falls in bathtubs? Secondly, is our government suspect when we have several car accidents? Slips-and-falls and car accidents are both accidents. And the exposure to the elements of bathtub slips and car accidents are much more common, where the risk just obeys the laws of large numbers.

It's no fundamental role of government to prevent you from slipping and falling in your bathtub. Traffic laws are nice, but traffic safety is little more a fundamental role of government--as opposed to the fundamental idea of keeping citizens safe from hostile enemy actions. How much more common should terrorism be to justify government vigilance? The more proportional it is to those things that are out of our hands (especially forgoing gun control), the more worthless the government shows itself to be. A failing nation is failing in that it cannot protect its people from armed enemy action.

Posted by: Axeman at March 21, 2016 04:19 AM (IWzkz)

304 When it's do or die, win or surrender, kill or be killed? Shoot the enemy before they shoot you. Back, front, top, bottom, sides, whatever. In zombie times (coming to your neighborhood) this will be an important routine to put into practice. Very foggy here in ETEX.

Posted by: Eromero at March 21, 2016 04:51 AM (zLDYs)

305 >>>133 with duct tape

Of course.

Posted by: m at March 21, 2016 04:55 AM (S/1cF)

306 Morning, Horde.

Posted by: fluffy at March 21, 2016 04:55 AM (2hcmo)

307 'Morning, fluffy.

Posted by: creeper at March 21, 2016 04:56 AM (jpMw5)

308 And the problem with islam is that the koran
codifies all that savage behavior of the primitive Arabs, so that even
civilized societies that adopt islam, or had it forced upon them, are
dragged down to that level.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 21, 2016 01:37 AM (/i7Ua)


It's a primitive tribal form of society, codified, and made holy writ. Their laws, such as they are, their system of government, such as it is. These things are taken as Word of God. There's no equivalent for it in our culture. It'd be like if the Divine Right of Kings actually had clear-cut Biblical backing. "There shalt be an Emperor, attended by his subject Kings, Dukes, Counts, Barons, and whatnot."

A devout Muslim will always push for that system of government (I think they call it Itqa), and their Sharia laws, because it's essentially 10 Commandments level to them. It's absolutely inimical to civilization, and the civilized world needs to get it through our heads that we need to promote more heresies and reformers, in the hope that some of these will change the canon and it'll stick.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 21, 2016 05:04 AM (J+mig)

309 Hi creeper. Sorry about mr. creeper.

Too feel better, try placing all five rolls of caps on a flat rock and smashing it with a brick.

Posted by: fluffy at March 21, 2016 05:16 AM (2hcmo)

310 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 21, 2016 05:22 AM (ptqRm)

311 302 cooth, thanks for the tribute to machinists. mr. creeper died at the end of January. He was an old-timey machinist...not a CNC machine in the place. We're rapidly losing our knowledge base.

Posted by: creeper at March 21, 2016 04:11 AM (jpMw5)



I'm very sorry to hear this, and my deepest condolences. Machinists are those invisible gnomes behind the scenes that make the parts that make things happen.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 21, 2016 05:27 AM (EzgxV)

312 I'm not impressed with the explanation of the friend on why he doesn't do on-demand publishing. His whole thing about quality reeks of just being snooty and having that rare book floating around.

Good article on trade and manufacturing from a former honcho at Intel.

http://tinyurl.com/gpgegou

Posted by: WOPR at March 21, 2016 05:28 AM (LTDSy)

313 Thanks, fluffy.

I forgot about bashing the entire roll of caps. Made a nice little conflagration. The tips of my fingers were constantly covered with little burns, to go along with the scabbed knees and elbows from learning to ride a bike.

Posted by: creeper at March 21, 2016 05:29 AM (jpMw5)

314 Not intended to be a bash on Police, but against the argument that only Police should have firearms.


http://cbsloc.al/1XFzubb

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 21, 2016 05:40 AM (ptqRm)

315 First of all, what government action could be taken against falls in bathtubs?

Posted by: Axeman at March 21, 2016 04:19 AM (IWzkz)


Federal building codes banning them. Further, the feds can mandate everyone take sponge baths and issue a federal mandate for sponges (from an appropriate list of sponge providers, of course, which have been certified to manufacture proper sponges that meet all new federal sponge codes).

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 21, 2016 05:46 AM (zc3Db)

316 Most remarkable is that Churchill was just 25 years old when he showed keener and deeper insight into Islam than all of the Obama administration shows now.

Posted by: Rasp at March 21, 2016 05:46 AM (QolCq)

317 >>> http://cbsloc.al/1XFzubb

CBS Local is a malware site.

Brings your browser to a crawl and attempts to infect your mind with lefty nonsense.

Posted by: fluffy at March 21, 2016 05:47 AM (2hcmo)

318 Good article on trade and manufacturing from a former honcho at Intel.

http://tinyurl.com/gpgegou
Posted by: WOPR at March 21, 2016 05:28 AM

So we stick with this belief, largely oblivious to emerging evidence that while free markets beat planned economies, there may be room for a modification that is even better.

Nope, still arguing for more government intervention. If only the 'right' government policies (job centric) were in place it would bring about a glorious future. It's still the same socialist argument, if only the right people were in charge, and if only they had made the right decisions. But this time we'll get it right, if only you do it my way.

Posted by: Lyander Farfield at March 21, 2016 05:50 AM (lLSnN)

319 Good read about the mind of a leftist from an ex-leftist

http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/262160/mind-left-insider-michael-faraday

Posted by: @votermom at March 21, 2016 05:50 AM (cbfNE)

320 Creeper, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by: @votermom at March 21, 2016 05:51 AM (cbfNE)

321 @votermom at March 21, 2016 05:50 AM

Yep, that was an interesting article. It's that old question, do fish know about the water they swim in?

Do we notice the air we breathe?

Posted by: Lyander Farfield at March 21, 2016 05:56 AM (lLSnN)

322 Thank you, votermom. I'm doing okay. The estate's a mess and keeping me busy.

Posted by: creeper at March 21, 2016 05:56 AM (jpMw5)

323 314. Google "Police officer convicted". That gets you about 33 million hits and a parade of horribles that boggles the mind. Googling "Police officer arrested" get 52 million hits.

And in most every case of a cop gone bad, right until they slapped the cuffs on, liberals would presume the officer involved to be more worthy of carrying a firearm than you. Background checks for fitness to carry a firearm are a pacifier, a comforting device, and nothing else.

Posted by: Rasp at March 21, 2016 05:59 AM (QolCq)

324 Please disable your ad blocker to view content on this site.

Short answer: No.

Long answer is chock full of invective, not suitable for a family blog like this one.

Wired has recently jumped on this bandwagon, and now demands that ad blockers be disabled. Without ever considering why ad blockers exist, I might add.

Good ads, the well behaved ones. The innocuous ones that sit within their assigned coordinates, and occasionally flash a color change at us is one thing, but those that autoplay videos, open windows, send you flying to another site for the crime of merely passing your mouse pointer over an ad are the reasons blockers exist.

Not to mention the very real risk of picking up malware from hijacked ad servers.

So to Wired, and all the other places that insist I disable my ad blocker. Screw you. The content you offer is not worth the hassle.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at March 21, 2016 06:07 AM (0IhFx)

325 Looks like another late or missing EMT day and since I have a Dr's appointment early this morning can't wait around. So here's the links


Good Morning Morons. Today is Monday, March 21, 2016. On this day in 1963 Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, on an island in San Francisco Bay, closed. The building has been occupied off and on many times by political protestors since then. Today it is a museum and tourist attraction.


Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 21, 2016 06:08 AM (t2KH5)

326 The muzzie terrorist who was the top suspect in the Paris attacks last year that killed 130 people has been captured in Belgium. Note that nowhere in this article do they mention that he was a muzzie.


http://tinyurl.com/hvhpgfk

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 21, 2016 06:09 AM (t2KH5)

327 Trump is scheduled to meet with top RNCe leadership in Washington today to try to repair relations. McConehead will not be there.


http://tinyurl.com/jreoy5j

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 21, 2016 06:09 AM (t2KH5)

328

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at March 21, 2016 06:09 AM (HSmrB)

329 Retired PA State trooper evidently does not like toll booths. In a robbery attempt he shot and killed two toll booth officials and was shot dead himself trying to escape with the money.


http://tinyurl.com/h4je8wf

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 21, 2016 06:09 AM (t2KH5)

330 Companies operating the hated red light camera revenue generators in AZ are violating a State law says State AG.


http://tinyurl.com/gwcqwym

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 21, 2016 06:09 AM (t2KH5)

331 Obama is pressing McConehead to get a vote on his SCOTUS nominee. Note that DIABLO Kirk wants to give him a vote. Also RINO Jeff Flake says he would give him one during the lame duck session. That is the useless session where the voters always get shit on before congress beats feet out of town. I have always advocated getting rid of that session. No mention in this article that tradition has been that no President gets a SCOTUS nominee this late in his tenure. McConehead so far has stuck to his guns.


http://tinyurl.com/znzetkj

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 21, 2016 06:10 AM (t2KH5)

332 Race baiting black activist fails to get University of Kansas teacher fired. But it took a four month investigation for her to keep her job. The complaint should have been dismissed out of hand in 5 minutes.


http://tinyurl.com/go3us9v

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 21, 2016 06:10 AM (t2KH5)

333 NY has a new law that requires doctors to send prescriptions directly to pharmacies electronically. This is really stupid. It was intended to prevent "pain killer abuse". So why is it stupid? It will have zero impact on pain killer abuse and a LAW is not needed. Most doctors have been doing this now for years. I can't remember the last time a doctor gave me a paper prescription.


http://tinyurl.com/jz4ct6l

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 21, 2016 06:10 AM (t2KH5)

334 No potential for a problem here. Soros board member from the UK is running the on-line voting for the Utah Republican caucus.


http://tinyurl.com/hypsgmw

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 21, 2016 06:10 AM (t2KH5)

335 Luntz focus group people say Scankles is the worst liar they have ever seen. She even lies about lying. I have been saying that for a long time. Her lies are not even plausible.


http://tinyurl.com/zphuttp

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 21, 2016 06:11 AM (t2KH5)

336 And speaking of Scankles the FBI is said to be certain that she violated the law with her at home illegal server. The big question is will she be charged. The NY Post doesn't think she will. Not because she is innocent, but because the current WH is not interested in upholding the law as required by the oath of office.


http://tinyurl.com/zb83n77

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 21, 2016 06:11 AM (t2KH5)

337 Mark Hamill has become like most of Whoreywood and became a stupid anti-gun Nazi. Everything he said in this quote is a stupid lie.


http://tinyurl.com/z5cgxm4

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 21, 2016 06:11 AM (t2KH5)

338 FL idiot tried to buy a $60,000 BMW with an EBT card. The dealership turned him down so he came back and stole it.


http://tinyurl.com/hg2rpou

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 21, 2016 06:11 AM (t2KH5)

339 Recall I said that anyone Obama nominated would be a raging liberal and not a moderate. Well McConehead agrees with me. He says Garland is NOT a moderate.


http://tinyurl.com/hjqbao2

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 21, 2016 06:12 AM (t2KH5)

340 Cruz visits border fence in AZ. Says his 5 year old daughter could climb over it in about 20 seconds.


http://tinyurl.com/hsvbns3

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 21, 2016 06:12 AM (t2KH5)

341 A Republican has introduced a bill to let in 50,000 more Syrian Christians. I do not agree with this bill for two major reasons. Number one we are already letting in more immigrants than all the other Western World countries combined. And number two; given the absolutely crappy leadership and operating record of ICE and the State Department how in the Hell are they going to verify that they are, in fact Christians? Enough is enough.



http://tinyurl.com/gmqz2af

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 21, 2016 06:12 AM (t2KH5)

342
Republican State Party leaders are secretly planting Trojan Horse candidates in the delegates that are supposed to be Trump delegates in an effort to stop him at the convention. The big steal is on.


http://tinyurl.com/jf4usyc

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 21, 2016 06:13 AM (t2KH5)

343 And Judge Jeanine said openly on Fox that the Republican leadership was in bed with the Democrats. Sounds like she has been reading AOS.


http://tinyurl.com/h5et75x

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 21, 2016 06:13 AM (t2KH5)

344 The solar industry in the US has been good for two things, bilking the government of money while Obama is in office and killing birds. But it is dying out now and going bankrupt since congress is no longer giving them a shit-ton of money.


http://tinyurl.com/hxuqyzh

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 21, 2016 06:13 AM (t2KH5)

345 A good quote from American Digest:

If anyone ever asks you "What would Jesus do?" remind them that flipping over tables and chasing people with a whip is within the realm of possibilities.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 21, 2016 06:13 AM (Dttnn)

346 Recall we talked about the NFL and the GA religious freedom bill a few days ago? Well, GA has bowed to the Gaystapo and the liberals and gutted the bill.


http://tinyurl.com/zv8e39q

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 21, 2016 06:13 AM (t2KH5)

347 Ramirez


http://tinyurl.com/hg84let

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 21, 2016 06:14 AM (t2KH5)

348
More Ramirez


http://tinyurl.com/hwbj69f

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 21, 2016 06:14 AM (t2KH5)

349 The Daily Deals


http://tinyurl.com/hklvscc


That's it for today folks.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 21, 2016 06:14 AM (t2KH5)

350 Companies operating the hated red light camera revenue generators in AZ are violating a State law says State AG.


http://tinyurl.com/gwcqwym

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 21, 2016 06:09 AM (t2KH5)


Those red light cameras (and any automated speed ticket cameras) are clearly illegal. Alll of them. If they weren't and it were legal to just note a car's license plate and send a ticket to the owner then cops would never have bothered to stop people on the road. If any of this shit were legal cops would have just been sitting on the sides of roads, noting some car doing something ticket-worthy (by their assessment) and just taking down the license plates and having the tickets mailed out. Police could have tripled or quadrupled the government's take from road tickets with this technique and the reason they don't do it is because ... it's clearly ILLEGAL!!! Moving violations are issued to drivers, not car owners. And those drivers must be stopped and issued tickets (which we actually have to sign for on the spot ... more evidence of the above argument).

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 21, 2016 06:15 AM (zc3Db)

351 I take solace in the fact that we were the first country to land a man in the White House.

Posted by: t-bird at March 21, 2016 06:17 AM (FcR7P)

352 What's the Las Vegas line on Obama giving Gitmo back to Cuba while he's there?

Posted by: Lyander Farfield at March 21, 2016 06:19 AM (lLSnN)

353 327
Trump is scheduled to meet with top RNCe leadership in Washington today
to try to repair relations. McConehead will not be there.



Well.

That will certainly put a damper on his plans to pull out of the race to let Hillary win. Not to mention slowing down his enactment of martial law, and the deployment of his personal Gestapo to seize guns , Bibles and 401ks.

Posted by: Dr. Emilio Lizardo at March 21, 2016 06:20 AM (7wqb3)

354 352
What's the Las Vegas line on Obama giving Gitmo back to Cuba while he's there?

Posted by: Lyander Farfield at March 21, 2016 06:19 AM (lLSnN)

Technically it would be illegal since GITMO is a treaty ratified by Congress and Congress would have to approve abnegating the treaty to give it back. But since there is no opposition party he can do anything he wants, whether it be legal or not.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 21, 2016 06:21 AM (t2KH5)

355 Thanks Vi! What a pleasant surprise.

Posted by: Molly k. at March 21, 2016 06:22 AM (4aaDj)

356 Good riddance, solar power. I still have hope for wind. It at least works at night.

Posted by: creeper at March 21, 2016 06:22 AM (jpMw5)

357 I note with irony that the first day back for posting news links after my suspension of same that we have a late and/or missing EMT.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 21, 2016 06:23 AM (t2KH5)

358 I think I like 'Dr. Emilio Lizardo'.

I would like to have that as my new nick.

Is it available? Is there a listing in the International Moron Directory?


Posted by: Mortimer at March 21, 2016 06:23 AM (7wqb3)

359 356
Good riddance, solar power. I still have hope for wind. It at least works at night.


Posted by: creeper at March 21, 2016 06:22 AM (jpMw5)

Wind is even less reliable than solar.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 21, 2016 06:23 AM (t2KH5)

360 Well we insomniacs love you, Vic.

Posted by: creeper at March 21, 2016 06:24 AM (jpMw5)

361
Technically it would be illegal since GITMO is a
treaty ratified by Congress and Congress would have to approve
abnegating the treaty to give it back. But since there is no opposition
party he can do anything he wants, whether it be legal or not.


Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 21, 2016 06:21 AM (t2KH5)

They'll hold hearings. Some really nice hearings, like the ones where everyone gets their own pitcher of water, right there on the table in front of them? Those kinds of hearings.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at March 21, 2016 06:24 AM (0IhFx)

362 Thank you Vic! I was just trying to hit the sites you usuallly pull from thinking that I would have VNN withdrawal symtoms

Posted by: FCF at March 21, 2016 06:25 AM (kejii)

363 Hi Judge Jeanine!!


**Forrest Gump wave**
**Scrambles to find pants**

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 21, 2016 06:25 AM (NeFrd)

364 Does it mean anything that I still have one of those cap guns and some caps?

Posted by: freaked at March 21, 2016 06:26 AM (BO/km)

365 Obvious problem with both wind and solar is storage of produced energy for times of low production.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 21, 2016 06:27 AM (NeFrd)

366 Nope, still arguing for more government intervention. If only the 'right' government policies (job centric) were in place it would bring about a glorious future. It's still the same socialist argument, if only the right people were in charge, and if only they had made the right decisions. But this time we'll get it right, if only you do it my way.
Posted by: Lyander Farfield at March 21, 2016 05:50 AM (lLSnN)

Yeah, let's ignore the evidence that our manufacturing base has been hollowed out, and shout socialism and government. That will fix everything. Just say it, you don't believe in borders and you want unlimited trade and movement of people because that will sweep in the glorious future you think will occur with that theory despite all of the evidence to the contrary.

Posted by: WOPR at March 21, 2016 06:27 AM (LTDSy)

367 361 They'll hold hearings. Some really nice hearings,
like the ones where everyone gets their own pitcher of water, right
there on the table in front of them? Those kinds of hearings.


Posted by: Sticky Wicket at March 21, 2016 06:24 AM (0IhFx)

Republicans will parade in front of the cameras and issue sound bites while the Dumocrats post their favorite black commie to vilify the Republicans for having the audacity to hold a hearing on Obama's illegal actions.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 21, 2016 06:27 AM (t2KH5)

368 VNN IS BACK!!!

Posted by: RedDish on the tablet at March 21, 2016 06:29 AM (5eXg1)

369 367 comment on an ONT? Did something ban happen while I was OOT the last three days?

Posted by: freaked at March 21, 2016 06:29 AM (BO/km)

370 "like the ones where everyone gets their own pitcher of water."

That water should be supplied by the City of Flint.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at March 21, 2016 06:30 AM (j2xmV)

371 Thanx Vic you're a TREASURE

Posted by: MAx at March 21, 2016 06:31 AM (LAliD)

372 Unfair. Unbalanced. Unleashed.

This is VNN.

Posted by: Dr. Emilio Lizardo aka Mortimer at March 21, 2016 06:31 AM (7wqb3)

373 Thanks for reconsidering , and continuing to do the links, it's the first thing I look for every morning

Posted by: Cicero Skip at March 21, 2016 06:34 AM (FIrEF)

374 WOPR at March 21, 2016 06:27 AM

"Do you believe that is air you are breathing, here, in this place? Huh!. Stop trying to hit me, and hit me -- Morpheous.

All of the free market kant that Grove spells out in his op-ed is just a lead up to his conclusion that government should implement a 'jobs centric' policy. That's Government should implement a new and better policy.

How you got from one thing, to open borders wasn't clear. Nor were you clear about your target. What were you aiming at?

Posted by: Lyander Farfield at March 21, 2016 06:36 AM (lLSnN)

375 Vic
I forgot to put your name in my comment.
Thanks again

Posted by: Cicero Skip at March 21, 2016 06:36 AM (FIrEF)

376 'If anyone ever asks you "What would Jesus do?" remind them that flipping over tables and chasing people with a whip is within the realm of possibilities.'

Ha! Mrs f liked that. And she's a Baptist even.

Posted by: freaked at March 21, 2016 06:37 AM (BO/km)

377
I'm chiming in on this too. Vic, you daily news links are something I always look forward to. Thank you for reconsidering.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at March 21, 2016 06:39 AM (0IhFx)

378 'I think I like 'Dr. Emilio Lizardo'.
I would like to have that as my new nick.
Is it available? Is there a listing in the International Moron Directory?'


You got to get some acrredidayshun. Like me.

Posted by: Dr freakenfurter at March 21, 2016 06:40 AM (BO/km)

379 Mark Hamill has become like most of Whoreywood and became a stupid anti-gun Nazi. Everything he said in this quote is a stupid lie.


http://tinyurl.com/z5cgxm4

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 21, 2016 06:11 AM (t2KH5)



Mark Hamill is a raging liberal loon. Big Barry supporter and not too bright.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 21, 2016 06:40 AM (45oDG)

380 Well I need to go SSnS and get ready for Dr's appointment. May be back for a little while before leaving.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 21, 2016 06:42 AM (t2KH5)

381 Mark Hamill is a raging liberal loon.

****


Whoa! Gotta admit I never saw THAT coming.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 21, 2016 06:43 AM (NeFrd)

382 Well what a pleasant surprise! I even took my BP meds just out of habit and along comes VNN back on the air.

Hope you got a hefty raise there Vic!

Thanks

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 21, 2016 06:43 AM (WVsWD)

383 FL idiot tried to buy a $60,000 BMW with an EBT card. The dealership turned him down so he came back and stole it.


http://tinyurl.com/hg2rpou

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 21, 2016 06:11 AM (t2KH5)



I'm sure the price of a BMW is racist. Maybe Barry can EO down to nothing for him

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 21, 2016 06:43 AM (45oDG)

384

Woman who chained herself on car door blocking the highway to Trump Rally is a Soros Justice Fellow, coincidence?

https://goo.gl/gvwBlN

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 21, 2016 06:44 AM (iQIUe)

385 Putting a bike lock around your neck really makes your boobs stand out, ladies.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 21, 2016 06:46 AM (iQIUe)

386 @384. coincidence?

No. Soros should be kicked out of this country. What a vile p.o.s. he is.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at March 21, 2016 06:47 AM (j2xmV)

387 Morning all

Viva La Cuba. Viva La Castro. Vivi La Che.

LMAO

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 21, 2016 06:47 AM (mw8Dm)

388 We need to change that "special" status Cubans get if they step foot in this country.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at March 21, 2016 06:50 AM (j2xmV)

389 LMAO

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 21, 2016 06:47 AM (mw8Dm)

You forgot

"viva la revolucion"

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 21, 2016 06:51 AM (WVsWD)

390 We need to change that "special" status Cubans get if they step foot in this country.
Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at March 21, 2016 06:50 AM (j2xmV)

We need to change that "special" status Fredo's get if they step foot in this country.

Fixed that for ya

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 21, 2016 06:52 AM (mw8Dm)

391 If people want to reclaim their country which is being robbed of them on a daily basis, we just might, might, have to do something more than just wave signs and shout pithy slogans.

We currently have an outright invasion of this country going on with the imprimatur of the entire political establishment of both parties.

And I keep hearing people go on about people being roughed up at a Trump rally, pfft.

What are you going to do when your vote has been swamped and you can't win - EVER!

Posted by: Kreplach at March 21, 2016 06:52 AM (bu28t)

392 Hillary being the worst lying liar that ever lied means she's a shoe in to win. At least we will always know that whatever she says is a lie even if she says she never lies.

Posted by: Dr freakenfurter at March 21, 2016 06:52 AM (BO/km)

393 Oh Boy!

Thanks for reconsidering the Vic News, Vic!

Had to show my appreciation, now off to read the snark and the linked stories! :green:

Posted by: Bitter Jamie Farr at March 21, 2016 06:56 AM (qYDgA)

394 Breitbart

http://preview.tinyurl.com/hzx3ka9

Ambassador Bolton thinks the FBI will 'explode' if HIllary is not indicted.


And I read somewhere this morning (a link to David Horowitz and FrontPage Magazine) that the tactics used in AZ to block roads and disrupt Trump rallies was the exact same thing the Fascists used in Germany to disrupt political rallies of opponents of the Fascists in Germany , and now I can't find it again. But everyone who knows history recognizes the pattern.

That's why so many conservatives are so upset. We have all seen this patterned before and it doesn't end well.

Posted by: Lyander Farfield at March 21, 2016 06:59 AM (lLSnN)

395 No. Soros should be kicked out of this country. What a vile p.o.s. he is.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at March 21, 2016 06:47 AM (j2xmV)



Kicking him off the planet would be better

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 21, 2016 06:59 AM (45oDG)

396 Thanks for the VNN, Vic!

Posted by: @votermom at March 21, 2016 07:00 AM (cbfNE)

397 "We currently have an outright invasion of this country going on with the imprimatur of the entire political establishment of both parties."

...and that's just the start.

Voting can't fix this.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 21, 2016 07:00 AM (Dttnn)

398 Kicking him off the planet would be better
Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 21, 2016 06:59 AM (45oDG)

Working on it. Be patient

Posted by: SMOD at March 21, 2016 07:00 AM (mw8Dm)

399
The MFM is soaking its collective panties over Barry in Cuba. One commie rat kissing the asses of other commie rats. Very historic.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 21, 2016 07:01 AM (45oDG)

400 Vic - I always go through every one of your links. I really appreciate the time and effort you spend with this every day. Thank you!!

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 21, 2016 07:01 AM (eytER)

401 The fact that Soros and his goons are so out to get Trump makes me want to vote for him. If they're against him, he can't be that bad, can he?

Posted by: Pyrocles at March 21, 2016 07:01 AM (fVOPU)

402 Always appreciate the Vic news! Thanks, Man!

Posted by: Rocket J. Squirrel at March 21, 2016 07:01 AM (HhSOK)

403 Finally Barry gets to a country he can admire.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at March 21, 2016 07:02 AM (j2xmV)

404 319 Good read about the mind of a leftist from an ex-leftist

http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/262160/mind-left-insider-michael-faraday
Posted by: @votermom at March 21, 2016 05:50 AM (cbfNE)

---

A good find by votermom, shouldn't get buried.

Worth you time.

Posted by: Lyander Farfield at March 21, 2016 07:03 AM (lLSnN)

405 SO

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 21, 2016 07:04 AM (mw8Dm)

406 Finally Barry gets to a country he can admire.
Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at March 21, 2016 07:02 AM (j2xmV)

And that his commie policies can't ruin since they are already in the commie gutter

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 21, 2016 07:05 AM (mw8Dm)

407 Would it be legit to post a gofundme link for a fallen police officers family?
Officer Allen Jacobs was murdered by a gangbanger in Greenville SC on Friday? leaving behind a pregnant widow and 2 small children.

Posted by: BignJames at March 21, 2016 07:06 AM (HtUkt)

408 Finally Barry gets to a country he can admire.

For the first time in my life, I'm proud of my surroundings.

Posted by: Commandante O at March 21, 2016 07:07 AM (FcR7P)

409 384 Woman who chained herself on car door blocking the highway to Trump Rally is a Soros Justice Fellow, coincidence?



https://goo.gl/gvwBlN



Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 21, 2016 06:44 AM (iQIUe)

No coincidence at all. I posted a link last week before I temporarily retired that said Soros was funding all those agitator groups that were hitting Trump's rallies and following him around. My recommendation for Trump was to sue Soros for mega-milllions.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 21, 2016 07:09 AM (t2KH5)

410 Anyone hear Kasich over the weekend? What a jerk. Little smarmy condescending muttonhead.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 21, 2016 07:10 AM (PFy0L)

411 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 21, 2016 07:11 AM (ZQfW9)

412 407 Would it be legit to post a gofundme link for a fallen police officers family?
Officer Allen Jacobs was murdered by a gangbanger in Greenville SC on Friday? leaving behind a pregnant widow and 2 small children.
Posted by: BignJames at March 21, 2016 07:06 AM (HtUkt)

=============
Of course.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 21, 2016 07:13 AM (iQIUe)

413 Alright all. Goodnight. Have a great monday.









Wait. WTF.

Morning all.

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 21, 2016 07:14 AM (/D5Lf)

414 Would it be legit to post a gofundme link for a fallen police officers family?
Officer Allen Jacobs was murdered by a gangbanger in Greenville SC on Friday? leaving behind a pregnant widow and 2 small children.
Posted by: BignJames at March 21, 2016 07:06 AM (HtUkt)


I hope we can help that family.

I live in Greer, SC, next door to Greenville, and this shooting has put a cloud over every officers head. They can't help but be suspicious and worried while going out on calls.

This BLM crap started it, I believe we need to figure a way to stop it!

Lord Bless Allen Jacobs family, may he R.I.P.

Posted by: Bitter Jamie Farr at March 21, 2016 07:14 AM (qYDgA)

415 Would it be legit to post a gofundme link for a fallen police officers family?
Officer
Allen Jacobs was murdered by a gangbanger in Greenville SC on Friday?
leaving behind a pregnant widow and 2 small children.


Posted by: BignJames at March 21, 2016 07:06 AM (HtUkt)



Here's a newspaper article that contains the link

http://preview.tinyurl.com/gl8xfpo

Posted by: BignJames at March 21, 2016 07:14 AM (HtUkt)

416 Posted by: Bitter Jamie Farr at March 21, 2016 07:14 AM (qYDgA)

Hey neighbor, I'm in Woodruff.....yes it's very sad.

Posted by: BignJames at March 21, 2016 07:16 AM (HtUkt)

417 Howdy Bign! Did you get some small sleet with the rain last night? I was grilling venison burgers for supper with the neighbor's when it hit. Thankfully it didn't last long...
And the burgers were Awesome!

Posted by: Bitter Jamie Farr at March 21, 2016 07:19 AM (qYDgA)

418 Yeah, after all that warm weather back to being cold again. After 3 straight days of highs in the 50s and lows in the 40s I finally had to turn my heat back on. They say 60 today but then down into the 30s for tonight.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 21, 2016 07:23 AM (t2KH5)

419 Posted by: Bitter Jamie Farr at March 21, 2016 07:19 AM (qYDgA)

Don't know, I was at work in Sparkle City....watching the basketball tournament....shhhh!

Posted by: BignJames at March 21, 2016 07:23 AM (HtUkt)

420 Thanks for the news Vic.

Posted by: Infidel at March 21, 2016 07:24 AM (YLmLC)

421 To whoever asked, there's a Doctor Emilio Lizardo on io9, but that's Gayker turf. None here I know of.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at March 21, 2016 07:24 AM (D0J8L)

422 Don't know, I was at work in Sparkle City....watching the basketball tournament....shhhh!

SparkleVegas! I'm glad you weren't out in it, it got cold, along with the sleet/rain.

Yeah Vic, had to turn my heat on yesterday morning at about am. The house was chilly, and the thermostat read 59 degrees. Brrrrrrr.

I'm ready for Spring, and no more cold. Though to be honest, after my day trip to Charleston Thursday, amd getting eaten alive by the gnatagators, I'm happy for this cold snap, hoping it will kill off some more mosquito larvae!

Posted by: Bitter Jamie Farr at March 21, 2016 07:27 AM (qYDgA)

423 385 Putting a bike lock around your neck really makes your boobs stand out, ladies.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 21, 2016 06:46 AM (iQIUe)

That's called a bra, BWWW.

Check out the foto in which she wears a low cut. Maybe the gravity was different in that photo.

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at March 21, 2016 07:29 AM (dH97I)

424 dump

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at March 21, 2016 07:32 AM (j2xmV)

425 10 Anyone hear Kasich over the weekend? What a jerk. Little smarmy condescending muttonhead.
Posted by: VA GOP Sucks, proudly wearing the 'Andrew Branca Called You An Asshat' label at March 21, 2016 07:10 AM (PFy0L)

If you want to know where the class of '94 faltered - this guy is exhibit A.

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at March 21, 2016 07:32 AM (dH97I)

426 totally nood!

Posted by: Tex Lovera at March 21, 2016 07:33 AM (wtvvX)

427 Time to go folks. BBL

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 21, 2016 07:34 AM (t2KH5)

428 Nice to read your news links, Very Important Commentator!

Posted by: cind at March 21, 2016 07:40 AM (nRbbW)

429 Two girls and one mirror; not shown--second mirror.

Posted by: CCO at March 21, 2016 08:03 AM (/Fsqp)

430 I'm always late to comment out here in Cali, but ONT or not -- Vic, I found 'em, and thanks. First thing I visit every morning.

Posted by: Kate58 at March 21, 2016 09:12 AM (oLZsm)

431 Yep, me too, Vic, Thank You! I read and enjoy most everyday.

Posted by: 7Mike at March 21, 2016 09:14 AM (pxwEr)

432 For some reason, that article on British food doesn't mention the faggot:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ItF0CcJBN4

Of course, it's actually just a meatball with an unfortunate name. There's nothing remotely gay about putting one of those big meaty balls in your mouth, and feeling the hot, salty gravy drip down your chin...

Posted by: jic at March 21, 2016 12:22 PM (/QzP+)

433 Even the relatively low pace of American air and drone strikes on ISIS are taking their toll.

You don't think Russia bombing the crap out of them might have had something to do with that? Russia showing you how to fight wars in the ME. Bomb the shit out of them and go home.

Posted by: DFCtomm at March 21, 2016 12:47 PM (/1gXq)

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