Overnight Open Thread (3-21-2016) - Édition de Surprise

Quote of the Day I - The Real Che Edition

The fog of time and the strength of anti-anti-Communism have obscured the real Che. Who was he? He was an Argentinian revolutionary who served as Castro's primary thug. He was especially infamous for presiding over summary executions at La Cabaña, the fortress that was his abattoir. He liked to administer the coup de grâce, the bullet to the back of the neck. And he loved to parade people past El Paredón, the reddened wall against which so many innocents were killed. Furthermore, he established the labor-camp system in which countless citizens - dissidents, democrats, artists, homosexuals - would suffer and die. This is the Cuban gulag. A Cuban-American writer, Humberto Fontova, described Guevara as "a combination of Beria and Himmler." Anthony Daniels once quipped, "The difference between [Guevara] and Pol Pot was that [the former] never studied in Paris."

-- Jay Nordlinger

Remaining Mysteries From the Paris Attacks

Four months after the November attacks in Paris there's still a lot that authorities don't know. The attackers apparently had crates of disposable 'burner' phones, and only activated them shortly before the attack. But none of the burner phones or the attackers' personal devices contain any emails or texts linking them to the attacks which suggests that they were using some kind of hidden encryption or have another undiscovered communication network altogether and were disciplined about using it. Furthermore the bombs used were sophisticated and showed evidence of having been mass produced which indicates there could be a yet-to-be-found bomb factory somewhere within Europe.

One of the gunmen pulled out a laptop, propping it open against the wall, said the 40-year-old woman. When the laptop powered on, she saw a line of gibberish across the screen: "It was bizarre - he was looking at a bunch of lines, like lines of code. There was no image, no internet," she said. Her description matches the look of certain encryption software, which Isis claims to have used during the Paris attacks.

...New phones linked to the assailants at the stadium and the restaurant also showed calls to Belgium in the hours and minutes before the attacks, suggesting a rear base manned by a web of still unidentified accomplices. Security camera footage showed Bilal Hadfi, the youngest of the assailants, as he paced outside the stadium, talking on a cellphone. The phone was activated less than an hour before he detonated his vest. From 8.41pm until just before he died at 9.28pm, the phone was in constant touch with a phone inside the rental car being driven by Abaaoud. It also repeatedly called a cellphone in Belgium.

parisattackcell2

Hulk Hogan Wins Another $25 Million in Punitive Damages, $10 Million of Which Must Come Out of Nick Denton's Pocket

The jury's decision came just hours after Judge Pamela Campbell informed the four women and two men deciding the case that Denton is worth $121million while the site is valued at $83million.

Judge Campbell also informed the jury that the former editor of the site who posted the video, 41-year-old AJ Daulerio, has no assets and owes $27,000 in student loans

He was hit even harder than Denton by jurors Monday, who ordered him to pay $100,000 of his own money despite being told about his financial status earlier in the day.
hulk23 denton23

Like Baseball: Cry at Work If You Never Want to Succeed

Crying is an absolutely spiffing way to get what you want - in the short term. But once you've hosted a one-person snivel party, people tend to remember it. And nobody wants to see it again. People will start finding excuses to gently steer you away from challenging situations. They'll do your work themselves. They'll find someone else to give the hard-deadline gotta-have-this-now project.

All of which means you'll become devalued and marginalized. If you want to secure the promotion, snag the bonus, make it to the top, you'll have to prove you can do the tough stuff. Women will be set back 100 years if they start believing it's OK to cry on the job.

But hey, OK, fine, if you just want to remain on the Girl Track for the rest of your life, by all means interrupt the weekly departmental meeting to fill your empty venti cup with your hot, salty tears. But take a good look around you as you do so. In my experience, women bosses tend to be even less sympathetic than men to female issues. Why? Because women bosses know what it's like to be women. They managed to make it anyway, and they think other women should, too. Bosses like employees who remind them of themselves.

Girl, 6, To Be Taken Away From Her Foster Parents of 5 Years Because She is 1.5% Native American and They Are Not

Thanks to a 70s era law, the Indian Child Welfare Act, which says that native american children can only be placed with native american families.

Department of Children and Family Services agents were expected to take Lexi from her home at 10am on Sunday but postponed after a large group of protesters took a stand against her removal.

The family is under 'specific orders' not to tell Lexi or their other children what is happening. 

'As a grandmother, it's ripping my heart. It's ripping me apart to see Lexi has been a part of our family for almost five years, and she's not going to understand what's going on.

'The children are not going to understand the separation. This is going to destroy these children,' Tari Kelly, Lexi's foster grandmother, told ABC 7.

The Choctaw tribe has decided to place Lexi with extended non-blood relatives in Utah, who are not Native Americans and will not be living on the reservation.

So they've managed to maximize everyone's pain and suffering with no actual benefit. Good job assholes.

Transgender 16-Year-Old Wins the Right to Cut Off All Contact With Parents Who Adopted Him at 6 After They Called Him by His Old Name

Welcome to the age of narcissism and indulgence, now enforced by the state.

The boy, identified only as PD, expressed that he wanted to be a boy in 2014 and was referred to the Tavistock Gender Identity Clinic with gender dysphoria.

He later changed by deed poll. However his parents, who adopted PD when he was six, struggled to come to terms with his decision and called him by his previous name.

In a ruling made public today, Mr Justice Keehan said the couple's use of the wrong name had caused PD 'great annoyance and distress'.

PD came to the decision that he no longer wished his parents to be involved in his life; or receive any information about him, his assessment or any possible treatment.

His parents came to accept they should not receive any medical information but, in the hope they would one day be reconciled with their son, asked to receive quarterly updates on PD's life and welfare.

However the judge said PD, who has taken two overdoses and now lives with foster carers, did not agree with the request.

His views are held so strongly that he does not want his parents notified even if he needs emergency medical treatment.

Why You Shouldn't Let The Internet Name Things: Meet The RRS 'Boaty McBoatface'

The eccentric moniker emerged as a favourite after Britain's Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) sought input in naming the new vessel, which will be a flagship of its scientific fleet.

The public were urged to find an 'inspirational name' that reflects the ship's mission, studying ice sheets, and celebrates Britain's long naval history.

Former BBC radio presenter James Hand said that while he stands by Boaty McBoatface as a 'brilliant name' for a ship, he has actually voted for RRS David Attenborough to be the new name.

...Boaty McBoatface is currently leading with 28,590 votes. The second-favourite - the RRS Henry Worsley, named after the explorer who died trying to make the first unassisted solo crossing of the Antarctic in January - has just over three thousand votes.

boatymcboatface2

Meanwhile the US Air Force is asking people on Twitter to name the new B-21 bomber. Bomby McBomberface?

Man, 27, Who Was Arrested for Having Sex With a Stranger on a Las Vegas Ferris Wheel Before Planned Wedding Last Month is Murdered in a Carjacking While Driving his Stripper Fiancée Home From Work

News You Can Use: The Assfish is Actually a Kind of Cusk-eel

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1 Is this thing on?

Posted by: Rex B at March 21, 2016 08:51 PM (RNBDV)

2 Holy crap & woot woot ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 08:51 PM (voOPb)

3 My Queen and I were wandering through a mall yesterday when we were approached by a hot Israeli chick selling skin care programs.
We didn't buy but she was charming and hot. Did I mention she was hot?

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 21, 2016 08:54 PM (hJrjt)

4 Super sekrit early ONT? Or is Ace fucking about with that time machine he doesn't have?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 21, 2016 08:55 PM (GEICT)

5 Howdy....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 21, 2016 08:55 PM (i9Cjp)

6 Furthermore, he established the labor-camp system in which countless citizens - dissidents, democrats, artists, homosexuals - would suffer and die. This is the Cuban gulag. A Cuban-American writer, Humberto Fontova, described Guevara as "a combination of Beria and Himmler."




And Barry loves him some Che

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 21, 2016 08:56 PM (45oDG)

7 So the 27 year old didn't have a good month

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 08:57 PM (voOPb)

8 I got willowed!! First time for everything I guess.

I'm going to assume that Ace has stayed away from the Obama/Cuba story because it would cause a rage stroke. I UNDERSTAND!! I really do. I just don't have words to describe how awful this president is. Yet, I work with Obama cultists. He can still do no wrong with a certain segment of the population.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 21, 2016 08:57 PM (oU8Y7)

9 However the judge said PD, who has taken two overdoses and now lives with foster carers, did not agree with the request.
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Looks like embracing that whole "transgender" thing and telling his parents to get lost has really helped him get back on with his life!

Oh, and the kicker is we all get the honor of paying for the mutilation surgery!

Posted by: 18-1 at March 21, 2016 08:57 PM (pibXr)

10 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 21, 2016 08:58 PM (KCxzN)

11 The adoration of Che shows how the left will love anyone who can look cool in a picture, as long as they're perceived as being on the left. We've suffered over 7 years for their superficiality.

Posted by: Splunge at March 21, 2016 08:58 PM (iMxBJ)

12 Take a break today and help us name our bomber for the 21st Century!
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I'd go with the Tepes or the Martel...both for the obvious reasons...

Posted by: 18-1 at March 21, 2016 08:59 PM (pibXr)

13 The adoration of Che shows how the left will love anyone who can look cool in a picture
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Don't forget the shooting of people you don't like part.

Posted by: 18-1 at March 21, 2016 08:59 PM (pibXr)

14 []

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 21, 2016 08:59 PM (J/xBL)

15 I cried all the time and I made it to Speaker of the House.

Bite me.

Posted by: Cryin' Boner at March 21, 2016 08:59 PM (gyKtp)

16 He later changed by deed poll. However his parents, who adopted PD when he was six, struggled to come to terms with his decision and called him by his previous name.

PD came to the decision that he no longer wished his parents to be involved in his life; or receive any information about him, his assessment or any possible treatment.




I would tell it, it was nice knowing you. Good luck on your own you ungrateful fck

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 21, 2016 09:00 PM (45oDG)

17 "Furthermore, [Guevara] established the labor-camp system in which countless
citizens - dissidents, democrats, artists, homosexuals - would suffer
and die."

If you walk through any arts event in Scum Scamfrisco, you will find variations on the iconic Che photograph either on display as artwork, or for sale as merchandise.

These people are so vacuous that their skulls must contain a harder vacuum than any now recognized by physics. In reality, Che Guevara HATED the arts. Thought they were bourgeois and a waste of time and energy. He even prohibited turgid Soviet "socialist realism" in Cuba while he was alive.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 21, 2016 09:01 PM (noWW6)

18 So anybody on the right politically willing to ask Obama publicly why Americans are now fighting and dying in Iraq again?

Posted by: 18-1 at March 21, 2016 09:01 PM (pibXr)

19 Was really expecting this brilliant image, from James Woods' Twitter, to end up on the ONT:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jlutaww

Posted by: Splunge at March 21, 2016 09:01 PM (iMxBJ)

20 To see them slobbering over the evil b*stards in Cuba makes me hate them even more.

The left is criminally insane.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 21, 2016 09:01 PM (hVdx9)

21 Having an extremely hard time worrying about Nick Denton's Constitutional Rights.

Pretty sure he doesn't give two shits about mine. And fuck being the bigger man. I am no longer in the mood.

Might change my mind, maybe, when media quits trying to change my mind.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 21, 2016 09:01 PM (fiGNd)

22 Did you know that the United States leases Guantanamo Bay for use as a coaling and naval station since 1903 for the extraordinary sum of $2,000 per year up to 1934, raised to $4,085 per year since 1938.

Posted by: James T Kirk at March 21, 2016 09:01 PM (e8kgV)

23 >>Don't forget the shooting of people you don't like part.

Funny how muderous commie bastard lovers scream control on their Heros

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 09:02 PM (voOPb)

24 I am determined to use bony-eared assfish as an insult this week.

Posted by: no good deed at March 21, 2016 09:02 PM (GgxVX)

25 Brown is the new Green!

Posted by: freaked at March 21, 2016 09:02 PM (BO/km)

26 Howdy all. I love boaty mcboatface!

Posted by: Beth M at March 21, 2016 09:03 PM (kiy9d)

27
Che perfectly illustrates my pet theory about the left, that they aren't interested in building a socialist utopia, they're just interested in death and destruction. As long as they personally get the opportunity to shoot kneeling Kulaks in the back of the neck, they're happy.

Similarly, Che was happy when he was shooting people, but once the major part of the killing was done after Castro took over, Che decided "fuck this" and split for the Congo.

Blowing trains up is a hell of a lot more fun than making the damned things run on time.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 21, 2016 09:03 PM (o98Jz)

28 So, dealers are now selling cocaine, meth and heroin in counterfeit sweetener packets. Blue, pink and yellow here in Philly. When a 300 pound character has a pocketful of Splenda packets, the ambulance guys now have a much better guess as to what their passenger ODed on.

Posted by: Spellcheck at March 21, 2016 09:04 PM (HKBpI)

29 There's no crying in baseball...

... now, football, on the other hand, is just fine.

Posted by: Dick Vermeil at March 21, 2016 09:04 PM (H9MG5)

30 I'm surprised.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 21, 2016 09:04 PM (EzgxV)

31 "A Cuban-American writer, Humberto Fontova, described Guevara as 'a combination of Beria and Himmler.'"

Beria? Himmler?

Whoa man. Hold up there. I've been super busy and I haven't had time to see the new Star Wars yet, so, like, no spoilers here, OK?

Posted by: Average American Voter at March 21, 2016 09:04 PM (noWW6)

32 James Woods' Twitter

Hey, he's got a really good feed! Thanks.

Posted by: t-bird at March 21, 2016 09:05 PM (J3phO)

33 Crazy Brits. Didn't Al Gore already warn them that there would be no polar ice by 2015?

Posted by: Rex B at March 21, 2016 09:05 PM (RNBDV)

34 The B-21 Butt Pirate.

Posted by: Crowd-Sourced Collective Genius at March 21, 2016 09:06 PM (/f6Nd)

35 The boat looks like Fatty McFat-Fat to me

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 09:06 PM (voOPb)

36 g'evening ONTers

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at March 21, 2016 09:07 PM (AkOaV)

37 Che thought that bathing was bourgeois.
While in the jungle on his last attempt to overthrow a country he forbade his men from having sex (yes with women).
Yet in camp he was regularly hooking up with a woman who was actually a KGB agent.

Oh, that beard of his? That was to cover up a scar. The buffoon accidently shot himself during the Bay of Pigs invasion. This was after marching his men to a part of the island where a rowboat playing sounds of gunfire was floating. Yes, a decoy.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 21, 2016 09:08 PM (hVdx9)

38 11
The adoration of Che shows how the left will love anyone who can look
cool in a picture, as long as they're perceived as being on the left.
We've suffered over 7 years for their superficiality.

Posted by: Splunge at March 21, 2016 08:58 PM (iMxBJ)


And this is, in many ways, the story of obama.

Posted by: davidt at March 21, 2016 09:08 PM (8aOqE)

39 >>37 Awesome post Tilikum

Fuck Che Guevara

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 21, 2016 09:08 PM (ubByS)

40 willing to ask Obama publicly why Americans are now fighting and dying in Iraq again?

Ash Carter's story how Obama said he wanted to wrap up ISIS before he leaves office made me want to throw stuff. No more thought to it than let's wrap this up. Sorry, I want a real policy and strategy. Not this hand waving bullshit. They owe the military more than that. *spits*

Posted by: no good deed at March 21, 2016 09:09 PM (GgxVX)

41 B21 Cheney Warcock

Posted by: blaster at March 21, 2016 09:09 PM (2Ocf1)

42 Che also wore a Rolex he took from one of his victims. He also lived in the second biggest home in Cuba.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 21, 2016 09:10 PM (hVdx9)

43 "Similarly, Che was happy when he was shooting people, but once the major
part of the killing was done after Castro took over, Che decided 'fuck
this' and split for the Congo."

Castro, an astute student of Stalin's methods, was aware that Stalin had found it prudent to regularly rotate in new heads of the Cheka. Giving the old heads a carefully administered dose of a few grams of lead as he did so. The better to reduce the risk of palace coups.

It's really hard to figure a scenario under which Castro wouldn't have discreetly ratted out his former chief executioner. To eliminate any future lethal threat to the person of the capo di tutti capi, and to create a revolutionary martyr for agitprop use, in one fell swoop.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 21, 2016 09:10 PM (noWW6)

44 Super sekrit early ONT? Or is Ace fucking about with that time machine he doesn't have?
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 21, 2016 08:55 PM

Isn't time here on now Central Daylight Time as it never changed w/ the switch last Sat?

I don't remember that happening before.

Posted by: Farmer at March 21, 2016 09:10 PM (o/90i)

45 The judge in the tg case is a jackass.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 21, 2016 09:11 PM (iQIUe)

46 Anthony Daniels once quipped, "The difference between [Guevara] and Pol Pot was that [the former] never studied in Paris."

You wouldn't expect a protocol droid to have a dry wit like that.

Posted by: human-Cheborg relations at March 21, 2016 09:11 PM (MKGhQ)

47
re: Nick Denton's net worth

Saw a factoid floating around that Nick the Dick's only worth $3 point something million hard money, with the rest in doggy Gawker stock and the like.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 21, 2016 09:11 PM (kdS6q)

48 Ash Carter's story how Obama said he wanted to wrap up ISIS before he leaves office
___
You know, it can be a bit harder to wrap up rampaging jihadis then you might expect.

Posted by: Romanos IV at March 21, 2016 09:11 PM (pibXr)

49 boy, that "man, 27" really had a bad day.

Posted by: concrete girl at March 21, 2016 09:12 PM (ceWrl)

50 re the 1.5% NA kid -- so, the 'one drop' rule?

Except this is even worse. Louisiana's one drop rule had a cutoff at 1/32.

Didn't we already do 'name that B-21 bomber'?

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 21, 2016 09:12 PM (gyKtp)

51
Che thought that bathing was bourgeois.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 21, 2016 09:08 PM (hVdx9)








In one of WF Buckley's Blackford Oakes novels, he noted that Che had a rather "casual attitude towards personal hygiene". In other words, he smelled like a sweaty goat.

That line always stuck with me, for some reason.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 21, 2016 09:12 PM (o98Jz)

52 Che was just some pajama boy who finally got some power.
Being of Cuban lineage I have some strong opinions on the matter.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 21, 2016 09:12 PM (hVdx9)

53 42 Che also wore a Rolex he took from one of his victims. He also lived in the second biggest home in Cuba.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 21, 2016 09:10 PM (hVdx9)



Stunning. Are you trying to tell me that Communist leaders don't live the bullshit they preach and force on those they rule?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 21, 2016 09:12 PM (GEICT)

54 Didnt Castro release some letter Che wrote early thereby ensuring Che would not be able to return?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 21, 2016 09:12 PM (iQIUe)

55 Saw a factoid floating around that Nick the Dick's only worth $3 point something million hard money, with the rest in doggy Gawker stock and the like.
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 21, 2016 09:11 PM (kdS6q)

Now he's worth a whole hell of a lot less.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 21, 2016 09:12 PM (ubByS)

56 I would start calling zero a bony eared assfish but that would be insulting to bony eared assfish. I will instead just call him assfish as that will be less specific.

Posted by: Sandra's enormous hoo-haa at March 21, 2016 09:12 PM (BO/km)

57 >>Castro, an astute student of Stalin's methods,

And our f*cking president loves the guy.
Lord have mercy

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 09:12 PM (voOPb)

58 Eww. Off stinky sock.

Posted by: Papillion's plan at March 21, 2016 09:13 PM (BO/km)

59 The car jack guy said "come clean" before he shot him. What did he mean? Pony up your wallet? Confess something? What???

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 21, 2016 09:13 PM (iQIUe)

60 Early as fawk ONT. Yes.

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at March 21, 2016 09:13 PM (R5HRU)

61 @3 that's a thing they do, send smoking hot chicks here to stand in our malls and rub your hands.

Some people say it's all an Israeli CIA thing but I'll allow it.

Posted by: blaster at March 21, 2016 09:14 PM (2Ocf1)

62 It's really hard to figure a scenario under which Castro wouldn't have discreetly ratted out his former chief executioner. To eliminate any future lethal threat to the person of the capo di tutti capi, and to create a revolutionary martyr for agitprop use, in one fell swoop.


Posted by: torquewrench
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Che was getting very popular in Cuba and elsewhere. Castro could not risk that.
IIRC Castro did not supply him as promised.
I too think he was sent off to be killed.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 21, 2016 09:14 PM (hVdx9)

63 Gawker and it's hellions likely broke and shut down, finishing up Season1 of Daredevil, and the wife just called out from the kitchen "Hey! You want one of these beers while I'm up?"

Been a good night.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 21, 2016 09:15 PM (GEICT)

64 61 @3 that's a thing they do, send smoking hot chicks here to stand in our malls and rub your hands.

Some people say it's all an Israeli CIA thing but I'll allow it.
Posted by: blaster at March 21, 2016 09:14 PM (2Ocf1)


I'm clearly not spending enough time in malls.

Posted by: rickl at March 21, 2016 09:15 PM (sdi6R)

65 Stunning. Are you trying to tell me that Communist leaders don't live the bullshit they preach and force on those they rule?

Posted by: BCochran1981
****

Hard to believe, I know.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 21, 2016 09:16 PM (hVdx9)

66 Meanwhile the US Air Force is asking people on Twitter to name the new B-21 bomber. Bomby McBomberface?

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

How 'bout "Made in China?"

Posted by: ShainS at March 21, 2016 09:16 PM (a6Ff7)

67 Man, the Hulk Hogan sure is a fascist. Imagine using the power of the courts to trample all over Nick Denton's First Amendment rights.


/sarc

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 21, 2016 09:16 PM (/i7Ua)

68 Read "The Motorcycle Diaries" in college when Che was still a med student.

Boy, a wire really got crossed in their somewhere.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 21, 2016 09:17 PM (i9Cjp)

69 My Queen and I were wandering through a mall yesterday when we were approached by a hot Israeli chick selling skin care programs.
We didn't buy but she was charming and hot. Did I mention she was hot?

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 21, 2016 08:54 PM (hJrjt)

But was she hot? That's all we wanna know.

Posted by: Blano at March 21, 2016 09:17 PM (heN73)

70 Hard to believe, I know.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 21, 2016 09:16 PM (hVdx9)



My worldview is rocked.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 21, 2016 09:17 PM (GEICT)

71 How 'bout "Made in China?"



Posted by: ShainS
****

Hahahahahaha! We alleddy have the plans for it.

Posted by: Chinese Govt. at March 21, 2016 09:18 PM (hVdx9)

72 Shouldn't the B-21 be allowed to identify as whatever it wants?

Posted by: the new, fabulous Armed Forces at March 21, 2016 09:18 PM (H9MG5)

73 The car jack guy said "come clean" before he shot him.


Maybe he meant 'Come wit it, Now!'?

Posted by: garrett at March 21, 2016 09:18 PM (F3ax6)

74 Wrap it up, I like my dog to go!

Posted by: Barky Owrapper man at March 21, 2016 09:18 PM (a/d9J)

75 I just don't have words to describe how awful this
president is. Yet, I work with Obama cultists. He can still do no wrong
with a certain segment of the population.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 21, 2016 08:57 PM (oU8Y7)
----------------------------------That sounds vaguely familiar this election season ...

Posted by: ShainS at March 21, 2016 09:19 PM (a6Ff7)

76 Read "The Motorcycle Diaries" in college when Che was still a med student.

Boy, a wire really got crossed in their somewhere.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill
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He was never a doctor and I am not sure he was ever really a med student. My memory fails me...again.
The lesson he took away from those countries is that it is better to be the tyrant than the peasant.

Posted by: Chinese Govt. at March 21, 2016 09:19 PM (hVdx9)

77 via linksys, Breitbart today had an article about the American College Of Pediatricians saying that transgender promotion in kids is a form of child abuse:

http://linkis.com/dVZdO

A small ray of sanity.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 21, 2016 09:20 PM (gyKtp)

78
>>PD came to the decision that he no longer wished his parents to be involved in his life; or receive any information about him, his assessment or any possible treatment.


You can't fix crazy. You can only hope to contain it.

Posted by: garrett at March 21, 2016 09:20 PM (F3ax6)

79 G'Evening, all.

I think there may be a dead walrus in my back yard. The dog just came in smelling like he rolled in a carcass of some sort. Or pigshit, maybe?
Oh gawd, it's awful...

Posted by: Chi at March 21, 2016 09:20 PM (BNgss)

80 Anthony Daniels once quipped, "The difference between [Guevara] and Pol Pot was that [the former] never studied in Paris."
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Is is the guy that played C-3PO or is it another Anthony Daniels?

Posted by: Serenity Now! at March 21, 2016 09:20 PM (PR6+t)

81
re the 1.5% NA kid -- so, the 'one drop' rule?
Posted by: GnuBreed


Per:

wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Child_Welfare_Act

it's not a blood quantum thing. Enrolled tribal member or child of same, or otherwise linked to a specific tribe.

Quanta nowadays can be pretty darn low, but enrolled is enrolled.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 21, 2016 09:21 PM (kdS6q)

82 Conan told us what is best in life. But what is most frustrating in life is that moment when you need to hammer, but there are no nails left sticking up.

Posted by: Wisdom at March 21, 2016 09:21 PM (J3UIw)

83 Damned Commie sock

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 21, 2016 09:21 PM (hVdx9)

84 via linksys, Breitbart today had an article about the American College Of Pediatricians saying that transgender promotion in kids is a form of child abuse:

http://linkis.com/dVZdO

A small ray of sanity.


Posted by: GnuBreed
****

They will be disappeared for that.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 21, 2016 09:22 PM (hVdx9)

85 I think there may be a dead walrus in my back yard. The dog just came in smelling like he rolled in a carcass of some sort. Or pigshit, maybe?
Oh gawd, it's awful...

Posted by: Chi at March 21, 2016 09:20 PM (BNgss)


Hey Chi, that book came on Saturday. Thanks, looks like it will be a fun read. You want me to shoot you some $$ for postage?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 21, 2016 09:23 PM (/i7Ua)

86 Every Argentinian is a med student if they aren't in law school.

My ex was related to Che. He was from a very rich family.

Posted by: blaster at March 21, 2016 09:23 PM (2Ocf1)

87 Hey Chi, that book came on Saturday. Thanks, looks like it will be a fun read. You want me to shoot you some $$ for postage?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
****

Sounds like she needs help with dead walrus removal. Know anyone?

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 21, 2016 09:24 PM (hVdx9)

88 Well, I've had an exciting evening so far. Electrical explosions outside the place I was enjoying happy hour. Saw/heard them, thought somebody's car was going kaboom because it was in the valet area. Happy hour was free cause no electricity to ring up the bill, please they were taking numbers so they could issue gift certificates. Score!!!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 21, 2016 09:24 PM (k53nK)

89 Sounds like she needs help with dead walrus removal. Know anyone?

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 21, 2016 09:24 PM (hVdx9)


Well, dynamite worked for Oregon on a dead whale. Oh, wait.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 21, 2016 09:25 PM (/i7Ua)

90 that's a thing they do, send smoking hot chicks here to stand in our malls and rub your hands.

Posted by: blaster at March 21, 2016 09:14 PM (2Ocf1)


Not here, or I'd spend a lot more time in malls.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 21, 2016 09:26 PM (bLnSU)

91 Well, dynamite worked for Oregon on a dead whale. Oh, wait.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
****

Think you used enough dynamite there butch?

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 21, 2016 09:26 PM (hVdx9)

92 PD sounds crazy to me. I mean beyond the gender confusion.
They say he was adopted at age six. You have to wonder what went on in his life before then. May not be pretty.

I feel for his parents who obviously care about him.

Or her. Or whatever.

Posted by: Margarita who wishes she drank more at March 21, 2016 09:26 PM (T/5A0)

93 I mentioned in the last thread that I ordered my first bag from the Black Rifle Coffee Company.

http://www.blackriflecoffee.com/

It was Jane D'oh who mentioned it and linked it recently.

It's veteran owned, and the reviews are a hoot.

Posted by: rickl at March 21, 2016 09:26 PM (sdi6R)

94 the man, 27 headline sounded like it happened all in one day.

no sympathy for losers.

Posted by: concrete girl at March 21, 2016 09:27 PM (ceWrl)

95 79 G'Evening, all.

I think there may be a dead walrus in my back yard. The dog just came in smelling like he rolled in a carcass of some sort. Or pigshit, maybe?
Oh gawd, it's awful...

Posted by: Chi at March 21, 2016 09:20 PM (BNgss)



I'm thinking he was probably pretty proud of himself about it, too.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 21, 2016 09:28 PM (EzgxV)

96 Well, I've had an exciting evening so far. Electrical explosions outside the place I was enjoying happy hour. Saw/heard them, thought somebody's car was going kaboom because it was in the valet area. Happy hour was free cause no electricity to ring up the bill, please they were taking numbers so they could issue gift certificates. Score!!!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 21, 2016 09:24 PM (k53nK)


The Amex ad just writes itself: "Slingshot, $4.95, box of dead squirrels, free, Happy Hour for nothing, priceless!"

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 21, 2016 09:28 PM (/i7Ua)

97 Che was never a doctor. Soetoro was never a professor. I'm a drunk. Vote for me - I'm genuine!

Posted by: Hillary 2016 at March 21, 2016 09:28 PM (gwG9s)

98 90 Not here, or I'd spend a lot more time in malls.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 21, 2016 09:26 PM (bLnSU)

You'd have to bring a supply of dark side cookies with you so they don't wander off and rub other hands.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 21, 2016 09:28 PM (k53nK)

99 This ONT is quite well-done. Thanks, Maet.

It is, however, extremely depressing. Thanks, world.

Posted by: Jenny Brings The Facts at March 21, 2016 09:28 PM (dgZpy)

100 Happy hour was free cause no electricity to ring up the bill, please they were taking numbers so they could issue gift certificates. Score!!!
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 21, 2016 09:24 PM (k53nK)

The moron lifestyle strikes!

I won't say again, I've never gotten hit up by the karmamobile like that.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 21, 2016 09:28 PM (ubByS)

101 77 via linksys, Breitbart today had an article about the American College Of Pediatricians saying that transgender promotion in kids is a form of child abuse:

http://linkis.com/dVZdO

A small ray of sanity.
Posted by: GnuBreed at March 21, 2016 09:20 PM (gyKtp)

================
I think there is going to be a war between the peds and the psychs.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 21, 2016 09:28 PM (iQIUe)

102
Sounds like she needs help with dead walrus removal. Know anyone?

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 21, 2016 09:24 PM (hVdx9)








Don't look at me.

Posted by: Winston Wolfe at March 21, 2016 09:29 PM (o98Jz)

103 Che was never a doctor. Soetoro was never a professor. I'm a drunk. Vote for me - I'm genuine!

Posted by: Hillary 2016
****

You were never a human...

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 21, 2016 09:29 PM (hVdx9)

104
Meanwhile the US Air Force is asking people on Twitter to name the new B-21 bomber. Bomby McBomberface?

Enola Gay II

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 21, 2016 09:29 PM (FkBIv)

105
Hey Chi, that book came on Saturday. Thanks, looks like it will be a fun read. You want me to shoot you some $$ for postage?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
-------------------
Not at all. Just pay it forward.

See something cheap & cool at a swap meet that some random Moron may like? Pick it up, send it on.

Glad you like it. I thought of you the instant I saw it, really. I perused it, and while I couldve tossed it on the shelf to flip through occasionally, i doubt I'd get half the enjoyment (or useful info) out of it than you would.

I've been making a concerted effort on my good karma points lately...

Posted by: Chi at March 21, 2016 09:29 PM (BNgss)

106 Jules, did you see a sign outside my house that says 'dead walrus storage'?


Posted by: GnuBreed at March 21, 2016 09:30 PM (gyKtp)

107 92 PD sounds crazy to me. I mean beyond the gender confusion.
They say he was adopted at age six. You have to wonder what went on in his life before then. May not be pretty.

I feel for his parents who obviously care about him.

Or her. Or whatever.

---

Just a terribly sad story all around. The bright spot is that PD is definitely young enough that a turn-around and eventual reconciliation with the parents wouldn't be terribly shocking.

Posted by: Jenny Brings The Facts at March 21, 2016 09:31 PM (dgZpy)

108 You'd have to bring a supply of dark side cookies with you so they don't wander off and rub other hands.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 21, 2016 09:28 PM (k53nK)


Oh, if only that were all it took...

Hope things are going well for you!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 21, 2016 09:31 PM (bLnSU)

109
I mentioned in the last thread that I ordered my first bag from the Black Rifle Coffee Company.

http://www.blackriflecoffee.com/

It was Jane D'oh who mentioned it and linked it recently.

It's veteran owned, and the reviews are a hoot.

Posted by: rickl at March 21, 2016 09:26 PM (sdi6R)








The coffee's good stuff. Finished off a bag of the Just Black last week.

Their promo videos are hilarious.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 21, 2016 09:31 PM (o98Jz)

110 "It is, however, extremely depressing. Thanks, world."

Life gives you lemons, you......make a stiff drink and sprinkle some lemon juice in it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 21, 2016 09:33 PM (i9Cjp)

111 102 Sounds like she needs help with dead walrus removal. Know anyone?
Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 21, 2016 09:24 PM (hVdx9)
Don't look at me.
Posted by: Winston Wolfe at March 21, 2016 09:29 PM

Want me to phone in a dinner reservation for you? Call if for, 3 say?!

Posted by: John Wick at March 21, 2016 09:33 PM (k53nK)

112
Posted by: Hillary 2016
****
You were never a human...
Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale


Is that a constitutional requirement?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 21, 2016 09:33 PM (FkBIv)

113 G'Evening, all.
I think there may be a dead walrus in my back yard. The dog just came in smelling like he rolled in a carcass of some sort. Or pigshit, maybe?
Oh gawd, it's awful...
Posted by: Chi at March 21, 2016 09:20 PM

Lordy, Bailey loves to roll in horseshit when we walk the park district trail that allows horses.

And BTW I can tell the difference between a pig farm and a cattle farm by the smell. Just part of living in N IL.

Posted by: Farmer at March 21, 2016 09:34 PM (o/90i)

114 "sig p229?"


"Saul?"

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 21, 2016 09:34 PM (i9Cjp)

115 And why do people keep calling me a bomber? That's a microaggression. I identify as a fighter!

Posted by: a B-21 at March 21, 2016 09:34 PM (H9MG5)

116 You may recall that Commander Lloyd M. Bucher, USN, told the North Koreans all about the "flying car" he travel around Japan with back in 1968.

Posted by: James T Kirk at March 21, 2016 09:35 PM (e8kgV)

117 108 Hope things are going well for you!
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 21, 2016 09:31 PM (bLnS

Meh, looking for a new job. I'm 99.99999% certain I'm going to get downsized in fairly short order. Nervous time, since I also need to get a new renter.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 21, 2016 09:36 PM (k53nK)

118 Obama hasn't prepared his list of imprisoned political dissidents in Cuba, but he does have his NCAA basketball bracket completed.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at March 21, 2016 09:36 PM (KQTmr)

119 Islam is a mental disease. There's only one cure.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 21, 2016 09:36 PM (AroJD)

120 I have never been in Chi's back yard.

And I'm not dead!

Posted by: Craig Stadler at March 21, 2016 09:37 PM (H9MG5)

121 I remember the time the Canadians cut themselves out a new province and popular vote came damn close to naming it "Bob."

Posted by: iforgot at March 21, 2016 09:37 PM (5o5ek)

122
Butty McButtplane

http://tinyurl.com/zdb8yec

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 21, 2016 09:38 PM (FkBIv)

123 120 I have never been in Chi's back yard.

And I'm not dead!


Me either!

Posted by: Paul McCartney at March 21, 2016 09:38 PM (BO/km)

124 []

Posted by: cm9000 at March 21, 2016 09:39 PM (2TUVm)

125 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 21, 2016 09:39 PM (YJmuy)

126 Just a terribly sad story all around. The bright spot is that PD is definitely young enough that a turn-around and eventual reconciliation with the parents wouldn't be terribly shocking.

Posted by: Jenny Brings The Facts at March 21, 2016 09:31 PM (dgZpy)


Aspiring rap'r to be sure....

Posted by: Don Quixote at March 21, 2016 09:39 PM (RK8AH)

127 121 I remember the time the Canadians cut themselves out a new province and popular vote came damn close to naming it "Bob."

Posted by: iforgot at March 21, 2016 09:37 PM (5o5ek)



If they'd have named it "Darrell", they could've had two new provinces.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 21, 2016 09:39 PM (McRlu)

128 109
Their promo videos are hilarious.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 21, 2016 09:31 PM (o98Jz)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUzAqIM9f5g

I note that the ice looks a bit red.

Posted by: rickl at March 21, 2016 09:40 PM (sdi6R)

129 Meh, looking for a new job. I'm 99.99999% certain I'm going to get downsized in fairly short order. Nervous time, since I also need to get a new renter.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 21, 2016 09:36 PM (k53nK)


Well, I hope it all works out. Too far for me to move and I have too much stuff anyway!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 21, 2016 09:40 PM (bLnSU)

130 And why do people keep calling me a bomber? That's a microaggression. I identify as a fighter!


Posted by: a B-21


And we're supposed to believe the "B" in your name stands for "Bad Ass"?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 21, 2016 09:40 PM (YJmuy)

131 Surprising story from the Daily Beast. Nice to see one journalist who isn't kissing BO's ass in Cuba.

"Will Barack Obama Meet the Real, Invisible Cubans?"

http://tinyurl.com/zwn5msd

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 21, 2016 09:41 PM (ntObR)

132 Hey everybody.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 21, 2016 09:41 PM (ntObR)

133 []

Posted by: Rogland Brostle at March 21, 2016 09:42 PM (nBgQo)

134 Meh, looking for a new job. I'm 99.99999% certain I'm going to get
downsized in fairly short order. Nervous time, since I also need to get
a new renter.


Should have kneed that guy in the groin when you saw him in the store. Would have removed all uncertainty.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 21, 2016 09:42 PM (YJmuy)

135 The heartbreaking story of the 6-year-old being torn from her family that is linked is from a British paper that says it's happening in Santa Clara. Actually, the city is Santa Clarita, about 400 miles south. I've lived in both.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 21, 2016 09:42 PM (EzgxV)

136 Meanwhile the US Air Force is asking people on Twitter to name the new B-21 bomber. Bomby McBomberface?

Enola Gay II


Gay? That is soo today! It's a fabulous name...

Posted by: donna at March 21, 2016 09:43 PM (/dSsq)

137 Girl, 6, To Be Taken Away From Her Foster Parents of 5 Years Because She is 1.5% Native American and They Are Not

Don't worry. Only stupid, old white people are racist.

Posted by: Thothial Juthith Warriah~! at March 21, 2016 09:43 PM (A/3fN)

138 Che was also a white supremacist by inclination.
The main reason he hated the Batista regime is because Batista was half black. He thought it was a disgrace to have a mulatto ordering white people around.

Y'no, an enterprising reporter might ask Obama what he thinks about it.

Posted by: Margarita who wishes she drank more at March 21, 2016 09:43 PM (T/5A0)

139 If they'd have named it "Darrell", they could've had two new provinces.





Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX



Posted by: Jim at March 21, 2016 09:39 PM (McRlu)

They could have named the two provinces after Mooch's butt and called them "Left Cheek" and "Right Cheek."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 21, 2016 09:43 PM (oKE6c)

140 wasn't Enola Gay someone's mother?


Wait till the SJW's learn what Enola Gay 1 is famous for

Posted by: jake at March 21, 2016 09:44 PM (FbIkx)

141 I'm thinking he was probably pretty proud of himself about it, too.
Posted by: cthulhu
-----------------
Maybe not extra proud, but certainly content. And the rotten bastard wants to curl up next to me?!?

T,
You know that I live in the city. But I spent most of my summers growing up on farms in rural Va (and one in the UP) - I know what a pig farm smells like, and this is very reminiscent of that.
I guess it's bath night...


And how did I become a "she?" I would make one ugly bitch.

Posted by: Chi at March 21, 2016 09:45 PM (BNgss)

142 Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 21, 2016 09:24 PM (k53nK)

Don't let anyone say you never live life the wrong way Bebe

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 09:45 PM (voOPb)

143 >>>If they'd have named it "Darrell", they could've had two new provinces.

Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at March 21, 2016 09:39 PM (McRlu)<<<




I'd love to have two brothers.

Posted by: Larry Province at March 21, 2016 09:46 PM (H9MG5)

144 I imagine my BF Barry in a Cuban sandwich with two hot svelte Ricky Ricardos! Castro will use the video to blackmail the greatest POTUS evah!

Posted by: Suspicious Jealous Reggie at March 21, 2016 09:46 PM (gwG9s)

145
wasn't Enola Gay someone's mother?

Yes, mother of Col. Paul Tibbets. The pilot

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 21, 2016 09:47 PM (FkBIv)

146 wasn't Enola Gay someone's mother?

Yes, mother of Col. Paul Tibbets. The pilot

So it wasn't a statement honoring gays? some dumb LIB....

Posted by: donna at March 21, 2016 09:47 PM (/dSsq)

147 The heartbreaking story of the 6-year-old being torn from her family that is linked is from a British paper that says it's happening in Santa Clara. Actually, the city is Santa Clarita, about 400 miles south. I've lived in both.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 21, 2016 09:42 PM (EzgxV)


California is, among its other problems, endlessly confusing to people outside the state.

They think the whole thing is just scorched with earthquakes, it's all beach, and everything is right next to each other.

I've been asked by companies to "hop over" to somewhere that's a 10+ hour drive.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 21, 2016 09:47 PM (bLnSU)

148

That fish looks like ass. Not in a good way

Posted by: ThunderB at March 21, 2016 09:48 PM (zOTsN)

149 "Meh, looking for a new job."


Sorry to hear, bebe.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 21, 2016 09:49 PM (i9Cjp)

150 Holy early ONT, Batman!

What's shaking, horde? (Please be boobs, please be boobs, please be boobs)

Posted by: DC in River City at March 21, 2016 09:49 PM (e+1S5)

151 PD is doomed. Dead by 20.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at March 21, 2016 09:49 PM (rwI+c)

152 Looks like I crossed the political line and got my comment zapped. Sorry.

Posted by: cm9000 at March 21, 2016 09:50 PM (2TUVm)

153 What's shaking, horde?


Assfish.

Posted by: Paul McCartney at March 21, 2016 09:50 PM (BO/km)

154
119 Islam is a mental disease. There's only one cure.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm

Exposure to a very large microwave?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 09:50 PM (voOPb)

155 California is, among its other problems, endlessly confusing to people outside the state...

Posted by: Merovign
-----------------
And Texas is one giant desert. The whole state.

Posted by: Chi at March 21, 2016 09:50 PM (BNgss)

156 Meh, looking for a new job. I'm 99.99999% certain I'm going to get downsized in fairly short order. Nervous time, since I also need to get a new renter.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 21, 2016 09:36 PM (k53nK)

You mean somebody is immune enough to the boobehs to actually let them go?

Hard to believe.

Posted by: Blano at March 21, 2016 09:50 PM (heN73)

157 152 Looks like I crossed the political line and got my comment zapped. Sorry.

Posted by: cm9000 at March 21, 2016 09:50 PM (2TUVm)



At least it didn't get you zapped.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 21, 2016 09:51 PM (EzgxV)

158 What's shaking, horde? (Please be boobs, please be boobs, please be boobs)

Posted by: DC in River City at March 21, 2016 09:49 PM (e+1S5)


https://youtu.be/9e-n_Z678yI

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 21, 2016 09:51 PM (bLnSU)

159 I've been asked by companies to "hop over" to somewhere that's a 10+ hour drive.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 21, 2016 09:47 PM (bLnSU)


Well, when the speed on the Interstates is effectively limited to 55 because of the rolling roadblock caused by semis in the truck lane, what's a 10-hour run in California could be done in 8 hours in Alberta.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 21, 2016 09:51 PM (/i7Ua)

160
Saw a factoid floating around that Nick the Dick's only worth $3 point something million hard money, with the rest in doggy Gawker stock and the like.


I'm thinking Gawker stock ain't worth much any more.

Posted by: Hector's Inflatable WIfe at March 21, 2016 09:51 PM (Pby3z)

161 Man, 27, Who Was Arrested for Having Sex With a Stranger on a Las Vegas Ferris Wheel Before Planned Wedding Last Month is Murdered in a Carjacking While Driving his Stripper Fiance Home From Work



This story inflames/validates just about every prejudice I have.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 21, 2016 09:52 PM (oKE6c)

162 I Love #SCIENCE! ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/711961193276121088

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/711961316391575552

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/711961450722566149

Posted by: kbdabear at March 21, 2016 09:52 PM (9hYrP)

163 I'm thinking Gawker stock ain't worth much any more.

Posted by: Hector's Inflatable WIfe at March 21, 2016 09:51 PM (Pby3z)

The certificates would be worth something in Venezuela.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 21, 2016 09:53 PM (oKE6c)

164 Hey..... it seems that Donald Trump has done more to help the economy than Obama has...

His opponents have so far spent $520 Million running against him....

that more than $1/2 Billion in economic Stimulus!

Posted by: Don Quixote at March 21, 2016 09:53 PM (RK8AH)

165 I've been asked by companies to "hop over" to somewhere that's a 10+ hour drive.

Posted by: Merovign


There are several version of a map that have an overlay of the US / NoAm on Europe. It should be required office material in any international office.

One version of the map in nic.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 21, 2016 09:53 PM (A/3fN)

166 129 Well, I hope it all works out. Too far for me to move and I have too much stuff anyway!
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 21, 2016 09:40 PM (bLnSU)

Thanks. How have you been feeling?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 21, 2016 09:54 PM (k53nK)

167 I Love #SCIENCE! ONT Compliance Pics - 2

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/711961623884402688

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/711961778872315904

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/711961924125270016

Posted by: kbdabear at March 21, 2016 09:54 PM (9hYrP)

168 >>>the man, 27 headline sounded like it happened all in one day.
no sympathy for losers

Loser? Dude is getting anonymous trim on a ferris wheel and banging a Vegas stripper. The getting killed in a carjacking is just evening out the balance sheet.

Posted by: DC in River City at March 21, 2016 09:54 PM (e+1S5)

169 Best part of the Gawker trial is of course the humiliating devastation of Gawker, which could hardly be more deserved. Second-best part? Hulk Hogan's line about how "Hulk Hogan has a 10 inch penis. Terry Bollea does not."

Posted by: Splunge at March 21, 2016 09:54 PM (iMxBJ)

170 119 Islam is a mental disease. There's only one cure.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm



Exposure to a very large microwave?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 09:50 PM (voOPb)

Close. The cure involves fission/fusion.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 21, 2016 09:54 PM (oKE6c)

171 168 The getting killed in a carjacking is just evening out the balance sheet.
Posted by: DC in River City at March 21, 2016 09:54 PM (e+1S5)


Does it count as a carjacking if you were giving the carjackers a ride? Seems as though there should be a different word for that. Wait, I know this one. Oh, yes. "Stupid."

Posted by: Splunge at March 21, 2016 09:55 PM (iMxBJ)

172 Castro and Co. loved to place hidden cameras etc in the rooms of famous or important people who went there. Then they blackmail them with the footage/info they capture.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 21, 2016 09:56 PM (hVdx9)

173 Well, when the speed on the Interstates is effectively limited to 55 because of the rolling roadblock caused by semis in the truck lane, what's a 10-hour run in California could be done in 8 hours in Alberta.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 21, 2016 09:51 PM (/i7Ua)


That's maybe 3% of the time on a trip like that. Most of that distance would be mindless, numbing farmland or foothills or empty fields.

If any state needed an autobahn, though, it's CA (maybe Texas and Nevada too).

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 21, 2016 09:56 PM (bLnSU)

174 164 Hey..... it seems that Donald Trump has done more to help the economy than Obama has...
His opponents have so far spent $520 Million running against him....
that more than $1/2 Billion in economic Stimulus!
Posted by: Don Quixote at March 21, 2016 09:53 PM (RK8AH)




$520 million will buy a hell of a lot of signs on the freeway.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 21, 2016 09:56 PM (oKE6c)

175 172 Castro and Co. loved to place hidden cameras etc in the rooms of famous or important people who went there. Then they blackmail them with the footage/info they capture.
Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 21, 2016 09:56 PM (hVdx9)


So you're saying we have another Obama "one pound weights, Jazzercize, limp wrists" workout video to look forward to?

Posted by: Splunge at March 21, 2016 09:57 PM (iMxBJ)

176 But was she hot? That's all we wanna know.


They are all painfully hot. On Christmass I bought some kind of nail buffing shit from them, and I don't .. er .. buff, as it were.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at March 21, 2016 09:57 PM (rwI+c)

177 And I'm not dead!


Me either!

Posted by: Paul McCartney at March 21, 2016 09:38 PM (BO/km)



You might want to help with that dead walrus thing up thread

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 21, 2016 09:57 PM (45oDG)

178 Gotta hand it to Hulk Hogan... That's SOME "money shot"..

Posted by: Mrclark at March 21, 2016 09:57 PM (7YnaR)

179 Psshaw. Attenborough.

Posted by: RSS Boaty McBoatface at March 21, 2016 09:57 PM (VdICR)

180 Watched local news tonight . In addition to the car jacking murder of the Ferris wheel guy , we had another three murders and a couple of armed robberies. All the perps could have been Obama's son. This is the news every night. I know many in the black community are trying to step up and stop this cultural mindset but they are overwhelmed. It's out of control.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 21, 2016 09:57 PM (MNgU2)

181 142 Don't let anyone say you never live life the wrong way Bebe
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 09:45 PM (voOPb)

?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 21, 2016 09:57 PM (k53nK)

182 And we're supposed to believe the "B" in your name stands for "Bad Ass"?


Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 21, 2016 09:40 PM (YJmuy)

======================
The US Air Force has some folks who have way too much time on their hands.
I've already got a name. The B stands for Bob. I'm one of a long line of flying Bobs. My Dad's brother is named Bob. Bob's my uncle.

Posted by: Bob The XXI at March 21, 2016 09:58 PM (JBggj)

183 Hey, y'all. How's life?

Posted by: Bomber at March 21, 2016 09:58 PM (qKfed)

184 I've been asked by companies to "hop over" to somewhere that's a 10+ hour drive.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 21, 2016 09:47 PM (bLnSU)


Florida has the same issue. It's staggeringly long, and people from out of the state, particularly out of the country just don't get it.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 21, 2016 09:58 PM (HalrA)

185 184 Florida has the same issue. It's staggeringly long

Well, it is "America's Wang." It should be.

Posted by: Splunge at March 21, 2016 09:59 PM (iMxBJ)

186 So you're saying we have another Obama "one pound weights, Jazzercize, limp wrists" workout video to look forward to?


+++++++++++

please no...

Posted by: jake at March 21, 2016 09:59 PM (FbIkx)

187 156 You mean somebody is immune enough to the boobehs to actually let them go? Hard to believe.
Posted by: Blano at March 21, 2016 09:50 PM (heN73)

The scuttlebutt is they are too expensive. And they're natural!!!! WTF?!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 21, 2016 09:59 PM (k53nK)

188 Castro and Co. loved to place hidden cameras etc in the rooms of famous or important people who went there. Then they blackmail them with the footage/info they capture.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 21, 2016 09:56 PM (hVdx9)


Maybe the Cubans will hold Barky and Mooch as hostages for ransom. Then you could start a gofundme to raise the ransom money.


And another to raise money to persuade the Cubans to keep 'em.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 21, 2016 09:59 PM (/i7Ua)

189 So you're saying we have another Obama "one pound weights, Jazzercize, limp wrists" workout video to look forward to?

Posted by: Splunge
****

Worse. Him and Reggie..."working out".

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 21, 2016 10:00 PM (hVdx9)

190 Here's a free headline for Gawker..
"Hulk Hogan Delivers Epic Facial To Gawker"

Posted by: Mrclark at March 21, 2016 10:00 PM (7YnaR)

191 I've been asked by companies to "hop over" to somewhere that's a 10+ hour drive.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 21, 2016 09:47 PM (bLnSU)


My FIL was about to fly in from Europe around 9 am and said he'd be at our house for lunch.
We lived almost a thousand miles away from where he landed. My wife told me this, her hand over the phone. I told her to ask him, "Lunch on which day?"

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 21, 2016 10:00 PM (oKE6c)

192 I left out he was going to rent a car and drive.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 21, 2016 10:01 PM (oKE6c)

193 >>>Loser?

should have had quiet ferris wheel sex

Posted by: concrete girl at March 21, 2016 10:01 PM (ceWrl)

194 bomber !

Posted by: jake at March 21, 2016 10:01 PM (FbIkx)

195 And how did I become a "she?" I would make one ugly bitch.

Posted by: Chi at March 21, 2016 09:45 PM (BNgss)

Still laughing about that.

Well Fenelon was both a dude and a lesbian one day, so anything's possible.

Posted by: Blano at March 21, 2016 10:01 PM (heN73)

196 Bomber, how are ya?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 21, 2016 10:02 PM (i9Cjp)

197 Yea, let's just take an afternoon drive from LA to Sanfransico. I have heard people actually say this.



Posted by: Infidel at March 21, 2016 10:02 PM (jJWEk)

198 Watched local news tonight . In addition to the car jacking murder of
the Ferris wheel guy , we had another three murders and a couple of
armed robberies. All the perps could have been Obama's son.




Wow. What are the odds?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 21, 2016 10:02 PM (oKE6c)

199

Stripper is not a Vegas stripper


She is a 36 year old Houston Stripper. Lots of miles. Rode hard and put away wet so to speak

He got killed in Houston. The whole thing just makes you want to visit doesn't it?

Posted by: ThunderB at March 21, 2016 10:03 PM (zOTsN)

200 BOMBER!!!! How are you? How are the Bombadiers?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 21, 2016 10:03 PM (k53nK)

201 "Maybe the Cubans will hold Barky and Mooch as hostages for ransom. Then you could start a gofundme to raise the ransom money. "



Or....not.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 21, 2016 10:03 PM (i9Cjp)

202 Well, I guess our little trannie can be a boy if she wants to, since Obama has been passing as a man for years.


And Che? Fuck that trash sideways with a barbed pineapple. Oh, wait, that's what Satan has been up to for a few years, so, wish come true!

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 21, 2016 10:04 PM (+YMhA)

203 We lived almost a thousand miles away from where he landed. My wife told me this, her hand over the phone. I told her to ask him, "Lunch on which day?"

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 21, 2016 10:00 PM (oKE6c)


I imagine Canadia and Chinastan have similar problems.

Not sure anyone expects to get across Russialand quickly.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 21, 2016 10:04 PM (bLnSU)

204 On another occasion, I had a friend from Japan ask me to meet his daughter at the destination airport here in the US to make sure she caught her connecting flight.


The airport was 300 miles away.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 21, 2016 10:04 PM (oKE6c)

205 The Military History Channel or whatever it is called just mentioned that the Iraqui insurgents claimed the caliphate in Falluga way back in 2004


hmmm.

Posted by: jake at March 21, 2016 10:04 PM (FbIkx)

206 You mean somebody is immune enough to the boobehs to actually let them go?
--------------

Ambiguous antecedent, but either way works...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 21, 2016 10:05 PM (n22zQ)

207 Lots of people get robbed in strip club parking lots in Houston it appears. Who knew?

Posted by: ThunderB at March 21, 2016 10:05 PM (zOTsN)

208 And how did I become a "she?" I would make one ugly bitch.
Posted by: Chi at March 21, 2016 09:45 PM

LOL, agreed, I've seen a pic of your ugly mug.

Reminds me of last night when Infidel? was glad she connected w/ her adopted daughter and several referred to her as sir.

Keep up folks. If I can it's not too hard. LOL

Posted by: Farmer at March 21, 2016 10:06 PM (o/90i)

209 I been lurking, avoiding election discussions. I miss you guys.

Posted by: Bomber at March 21, 2016 10:06 PM (qKfed)

210 Still laughing about that.
Well Fenelon was both a dude and a lesbian one day, so anything's possible.
Posted by: Blano
----------------
Was that the same day she became a murderer?

It IS funny how you can't tell who is what sometimes. Not that it matters at all.
I chuckle when I see the confusion about Fen, zombie, SMFH, GoK, etc.

Posted by: Chi at March 21, 2016 10:06 PM (BNgss)

211 "The airport was 300 miles away."


Well, I guess you are "closer" than your friend.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 21, 2016 10:06 PM (i9Cjp)

212 Yea, let's just take an afternoon drive from LA to Sanfransico. I have heard people actually say this.

Posted by: Infidel at March 21, 2016 10:02 PM (jJWEk)


Cannonball Run's cancelled. Burt Reynolds Impersonator out front shoulda told ya.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 21, 2016 10:06 PM (bLnSU)

213 >>>Castro and Co. loved to place hidden cameras etc in
the rooms of famous or important people who went there. Then they
blackmail them with the footage/info they capture.



Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 21, 2016 09:56 PM (hVdx9)<<<

Nah. I'm sure we swept and prepped POTUS's room real well... after our long nights of Cuba libres and Cuban poon.

Posted by: SCOAMF's crack Secret Service detail at March 21, 2016 10:07 PM (H9MG5)

214 (qKfed)

you CONUS?

Posted by: jake at March 21, 2016 10:07 PM (FbIkx)

215 I actually had a New Orleans taxi cab driver apologize for sending all the Katrina riff raff to Houston

Posted by: ThunderB at March 21, 2016 10:07 PM (zOTsN)

216 I imagine Canadia and Chinastan have similar problems.

Not sure anyone expects to get across Russialand quickly.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 21, 2016 10:04 PM (bLnSU)


"Oh, you're from Canada. Do you know so-and-so? He's from Toronto."


Me: "I live 2000 miles from Toronto, and have never set foot in that benighted burg. So probably not."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 21, 2016 10:07 PM (/i7Ua)

217 *looks around*

We still playing nice?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 21, 2016 10:08 PM (GEICT)

218 The largets European country is like the size of Oregon or mebe Colorado

Posted by: jake at March 21, 2016 10:08 PM (FbIkx)

219 Farmer-

And that is why we love this place. Except for that murderer Fenelon.

/jk

Posted by: Infidel at March 21, 2016 10:08 PM (jJWEk)

220 209 I been lurking, avoiding election discussions. I miss you guys.
Posted by: Bomber at March 21, 2016 10:06 PM

Not to worry, Mr. Meat Locker is zapping politics in here. Jump back on in!!!! Ms Tammy might even wander in!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 21, 2016 10:08 PM (k53nK)

221 I been lurking, avoiding election discussions. I miss you guys.

Posted by: Bomber at March 21, 2016 10:06 PM (qKfed)




But I get it, most of the time I skip or lurk now, too.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 21, 2016 10:09 PM (bLnSU)

222 "Lots of people get robbed in strip club parking lots in Houston it appears. "

Back when I used to visit such dens of immorality, you always had the head on a swivel in the parking lot. Never knew who/what you might run into at 2AM.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 21, 2016 10:09 PM (i9Cjp)

223 Oh God, Netflix has added a movie: "Avalanche Sharks"

Posted by: buzzion at March 21, 2016 10:09 PM (zt+N6)

224 Nah. I'm sure we swept and prepped POTUS's room real well... after our long nights of Cuba libres and Cuban poon.


Posted by: SCOAMF's crack Secret Service
****

Top...men...

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 21, 2016 10:09 PM (hVdx9)

225
Maybe the Cubans will hold Barky and Mooch as hostages for ransom. Then you could start a gofundme to raise the ransom money.

And another to raise money to persuade the Cubans to keep 'em.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Ransom of Red Commander in Chief.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 21, 2016 10:09 PM (FkBIv)

226 185 184 Florida has the same issue. It's staggeringly long

Well, it is "America's Wang." It should be.
Posted by: Splunge at March 21, 2016 09:59 PM (iMxBJ)

That means America has hands on the large side. Yuuge, in fact.

Posted by: Josephistan at March 21, 2016 10:10 PM (7qAYi)

227 206 You mean somebody is immune enough to the boobehs to actually let them go?
--------------
Ambiguous antecedent, but either way works...
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 21, 2016 10:05 PM (n22zQ)



Only in Newspeak, which does not require to require consistency in number within a sentence. To let "him" go would imply letting a person* go. Letting "them" go, however, ...


* Fuck that "him or her" noise. English defaults to male gender when the gender of person is left unspecified. Of course, in this case ...

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 21, 2016 10:10 PM (oKE6c)

228 don't forget the secret service can get tons of Cuban hookers for $7USD

Posted by: jake at March 21, 2016 10:11 PM (FbIkx)

229 And that is why we love this place. Except for that murderer Fenelon.

/jk


Posted by: Infidel
****

One scary lesbian...

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 21, 2016 10:11 PM (hVdx9)

230 219 Farmer-

And that is why we love this place. Except for that murderer Fenelon.

/jk
Posted by: Infidel at March 21, 2016 10:08 PM (jJWE

You have to watch out for Grammie Winger too. If she doesn't kill you outright, she'll feed you her special pizza and you'll wish you'd died!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 21, 2016 10:11 PM (k53nK)

231 So apparently Cuba's political prisoners are hanging out with Iran's homosexuals.

Posted by: buzzion at March 21, 2016 10:11 PM (zt+N6)

232 Was that the same day she became a murderer?

It IS funny how you can't tell who is what sometimes. Not that it matters at all.
I chuckle when I see the confusion about Fen, zombie, SMFH, GoK, etc.

Posted by: Chi at March 21, 2016 10:06 PM (BNgss)

I believe it was, yes.

I myself only recently became "aware" of NDH and redbanzai. There are probably others I'm a little confused about.

Posted by: Blano at March 21, 2016 10:11 PM (heN73)

233 Official song of Florida:

We're America's wang
But it ain't no thang
Come over and drink some Tang


...okay, I got nuthin' else.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 21, 2016 10:12 PM (ntObR)

234 I had my boss fly in from NYC to fly with me from Houston to El Paso to meet a client. He was a pretty worldly , intelligent guy but was still surprised that we were in the air for over two hours and still in Texas.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 21, 2016 10:12 PM (MNgU2)

235 That pic of Greenland reminds me of Valliance Keep in Borean Tundra in WoW. Say what you will about the cartoony looks of the characters (every male has giant enough hands to make you wonder about too much childhood "alone time"), but the landscapes can be beautiful.

Posted by: pookysgirl at March 21, 2016 10:12 PM (MZ65M)

236 218 The largets European country is like the size of Oregon or mebe Colorado
Posted by: jake at March 21, 2016 10:08 PM (FbIkx)



IIRC, Germany is the size of Oregon.


Distance from London to Berlin? 500 miles. Pffft.


Distance from London to Moscow? 1500 miles. About the same distance I am right now from Chicago.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 21, 2016 10:12 PM (oKE6c)

237 Jake, been CONUS since last fall. Teaching the future of Naval Aviation right now, and flying a hot rod to do it. Geobachelor till summer.

So, family is coming down next week for spring break. I get to have The Talk with Bomber Jr. He's 11. Got in trouble last week in technology class. Because he googled "sex." Several times.

Catholic schools are still good at preemptive guilt, so I got that going for me.

Posted by: Bomber at March 21, 2016 10:13 PM (qKfed)

238 And the Euro's don't understand why we love are big cars. Weenies.

Posted by: Infidel at March 21, 2016 10:14 PM (jJWEk)

239 I saw an obese hispanic kid wearing a Che T shirt in Trader Joe's yesterday. He was about 16 and was accompanied by his equally heavy parents (I assume they were his parents) and they were standing in the middle of the aisle arguing loudly in Spanish over what to buy and blocking everyone's way. I thought about going up to him and asking him if he had on the Che shirt because his Himmler and Pol Pot ones were in the wash, but the kid probably wouldn't have understood the sarcasm anyway (assuming he could speak English).

I bring up the weight of this trio to point out that, like P.J.O'Rourke once noted about Ed Asner, they clearly were not missing any meals due to the grave injustice of the capitalist system. They should move to Che's old Havana hangout. they could be speak the language, be surrounded by Commies to their heart's content and go on a crash diet, guarantteed to be successful.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 21, 2016 10:14 PM (P8951)

240 For praying morons I came home from work today and finally concluded I don't like my job. While I've had moments of enjoyment (actually more than moments) I really don't like my job. I feel its aging me and wearing me and hurting my marriage and my health.

It's kind of like I don't know what do--maybe I'm just momentarily depressed, pissed off or discouraged but I'm really not liking my job. Pray for some kind of clarity.

BTW I'm a car salesman. Make that my job right now is selling cars. Too many bosses--too much bullshit.

I just wanted to get that off my chest. Maybe I can find a job as a sales manager for hot Israeli chicks selling skin care products.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 21, 2016 10:14 PM (4rzL1)

241 ugh, our.

Posted by: Infidel at March 21, 2016 10:14 PM (jJWEk)

242 "He was a pretty worldly , intelligent guy but was still surprised that we were in the air for over two hours and still in Texas."



You fly from DFW to LAX......and half the flight is over Texas.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 21, 2016 10:14 PM (i9Cjp)

243 There are probably others I'm a little confused about.
Posted by: Blano
---------------

'Confused' is okay, 'curious' is another matter.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 21, 2016 10:14 PM (n22zQ)

244
Back when I used to visit such dens of immorality, you always had the head on a swivel in the parking lot. Never knew who/what you might run into at 2AM.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 21, 2016 10:09 PM (i9Cjp)








NOTHING good happens in the street at 2am.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 21, 2016 10:15 PM (o98Jz)

245 It's possible, when driving around Europe, to wind up in a country you had not planned to visit. That was a fun conversation with the Netherlands (I think) customs people, when I thought I was just driving from Germany to Belgium.

Posted by: Splunge at March 21, 2016 10:16 PM (iMxBJ)

246 IIRC, Germany is the size of Oregon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3lz2GFfkEg

Posted by: Feliks Dzerzhinski at March 21, 2016 10:16 PM (MKGhQ)

247
NOTHING good happens in the street at 2am.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur


You're telling me!

Posted by: Possum at March 21, 2016 10:16 PM (FkBIv)

248 Florida tourism slogans:

Florida, America's wang. It all tastes better here.

Come to Florida and play with America's wang lovers.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 21, 2016 10:16 PM (hVdx9)

249 Teaching the future of Naval Aviation right now,

+++++
Pensacola? or somewhere else in NW FL?

saw a screen shot that a dad took of his kid googling 'fagina'



Posted by: jake at March 21, 2016 10:17 PM (FbIkx)

250 240> I was until recently a car salesman as well. I had to get out, too. I just couldn't take not knowing what I was making each week, or when I was coming home, or when I would have off. And it wasn't even a bad place to work, from what I've heard of car dealerships. I had one decent month of sales my time there.

Posted by: Josephistan at March 21, 2016 10:17 PM (7qAYi)

251 184:Florida has the same issue. It's staggeringly long, and people from out of the state, particularly out of the country just don't get it.


Heh!! I was stationed at MacDill AFB in Tampa during the mid-late 90s. I'm from Pennsylvania. I thought to myself one weekend "gee, Key West doesn't look that far". and drove down there on a Saturday morning. Got there late Saturday evening. Didn't see much of it since it took 9 hours to get there and 9 hours back. I stayed at the campgrounds at the Navy base there. Still, I did go again and planned ahead to give me a few days to enjoy the Keys. Key West is a tourist trap but I liked it (Hemmingway's cats were cool).

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 21, 2016 10:17 PM (oU8Y7)

252 NOTHING good happens in the street at 2am.





Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 21, 2016 10:15 PM (o98Jz)

Hence the ER intake history shorthand "SOCMOB," which stands for "Standing On Corner, Minding Own Business."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 21, 2016 10:17 PM (oKE6c)

253 "NOTHING good happens in the street at 2am. "



This is true.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 21, 2016 10:17 PM (i9Cjp)

254 You have to watch out for Grammie Winger too. If she doesn't kill you outright, she'll feed you her special pizza and you'll wish you'd died!
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 21, 2016 10:11 PM (k53nK)

Does her pizza have lutefisk as a topping?

I dunno, chemjeff's steaks sound nearly as deadly.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 21, 2016 10:17 PM (P8951)

255 Judge Campbell also informed the jury that the former editor of the site who posted the video, 41-year-old AJ Daulerio, has no assets and owes $27,000 in student loans.

^^^
Says a lot, both about the quality of the workforce at Gawker, and their boss' generosity.

I'm guessing one might be related to the other. In a self-reinforcing circle that destroyed Gawker.

Posted by: Oschisms at March 21, 2016 10:18 PM (ZsN9X)

256 Posted by: Northernlurker at March 21, 2016 10:14 PM (4rzL1)

Met one a couple of weekends ago. Is that a thing?

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 21, 2016 10:18 PM (MNgU2)

257
NOTHING good happens in the street at 2am.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 21, 2016 10:15 PM (o98Jz)

Nothing good ever happens "down by the airport" either.

Posted by: Josephistan at March 21, 2016 10:18 PM (7qAYi)

258 BTW I'm a car salesman. Make that my job right now is selling cars. Too many bosses--too much bullshit.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 21, 2016 10:14 PM (4rzL1)


Yeah that's a high burnout/turnover job. I'd look to polish the old resume and look for something in sales in maybe financial or service industries. Or medical, where all the money is (and massive new terminology).

Maybe some other morons will have more direct advice.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 21, 2016 10:18 PM (bLnSU)

259 The "Ransom Barky and Mooch" bidding war is heating up. The bring 'em home side has raised $45,302, plus a Trans-Am with T-tops, and a flat of Mary Cloggenstein's home-made nightshade jelly.


The "Keep 'Em" side has raised $36,877, plus three used pre-owned Subaru Foresters sporting "Ready for Hillary" bumper stickers, 3 gallons of Bondo, and 4 '57 Chevy water pumps.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 21, 2016 10:19 PM (/i7Ua)

260 245 It's possible, when driving around Europe, to wind up in a country you had not planned to visit. That was a fun conversation with the Netherlands (I think) customs people, when I thought I was just driving from Germany to Belgium.
Posted by: Splunge at March 21, 2016 10:16 PM (iMxBJ)



In Belgium, a good extra base hit lands in Germany or the Netherlands.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 21, 2016 10:19 PM (oKE6c)

261 The snipping started at 14. Awesome

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 21, 2016 10:19 PM (kBIIG)

262 Hence the ER intake history shorthand "SOCMOB," which stands for "Standing On Corner, Minding Own Business."


Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 21, 2016 10:17 PM (oKE6c)


Okay, that's fkn funny!

Posted by: Infidel at March 21, 2016 10:19 PM (jJWEk)

263 NOTHING good happens in the street at 2am.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur
-------------------
You've obviously never been down to Bourbon Street...

Posted by: Chi at March 21, 2016 10:19 PM (BNgss)

264 256 Posted by: Northernlurker at March 21, 2016 10:14 PM (4rzL1)

Met one a couple of weekends ago. Is that a thing?
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 21, 2016 10:18 PM (MNgU2)

There are certain types of skin care products that seem to import Israeli girls for their sales staff. And they are invariably hot with very seductive accents.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 21, 2016 10:20 PM (4rzL1)

265 "Nothing good ever happens "down by the airport" either."


Or "the docks"....or "across the tracks"...or "at the bus station."

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 21, 2016 10:20 PM (i9Cjp)

266 257
NOTHING good happens in the street at 2am.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 21, 2016 10:15 PM (o98Jz)

Nothing good ever happens "down by the airport" either.

Posted by: Josephistan at March 21, 2016 10:18 PM (7qAYi)



You can add "train depot" and "bus station" to those, as well.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 21, 2016 10:21 PM (EzgxV)

267
Hence the ER intake history shorthand "SOCMOB," which stands for "Standing On Corner, Minding Own Business."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 21, 2016 10:17 PM (oKE6c)









*snort*

I mentioned that rule because I have a LONG history of violating it. Luckily, I weaned myself off of the night life a long time back.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 21, 2016 10:21 PM (o98Jz)

268 Hey Ricardo. What's going on?

Posted by: fairweatherbill at March 21, 2016 10:21 PM (XjJuS)

269 I looked for the longest driving distance in the EU; between major cites Lisbon and Copenhagen the distance is still under 2k miles.

Miami to Settle is around 3k.

Oh and I saw a map of counties after the FL primary -- All Trump except Dade, which went to Rubio...

In other words, if FL is America's Penis, Rubio got just the tip.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 21, 2016 10:21 PM (gyKtp)

270 Ahava skin cream from the Dead Sea

Posted by: ThunderB at March 21, 2016 10:22 PM (zOTsN)

271 There are certain types of skin care products that seem to import Israeli girls for their sales staff. And they are invariably hot with very seductive accents.
Posted by: Northernlurker at March 21, 2016 10:20 PM (4rzL1)

This. They got one at the King of Prussia mall. My hands have never been so exfoliated.

Posted by: Josephistan at March 21, 2016 10:22 PM (7qAYi)

272 258 BTW I'm a car salesman. Make that my job right now is selling cars. Too many bosses--too much bullshit.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 21, 2016 10:14 PM (4rzL1)

Yeah that's a high burnout/turnover job. I'd look to polish the old resume and look for something in sales in maybe financial or service industries. Or medical, where all the money is (and massive new terminology).

Maybe some other morons will have more direct advice.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 21, 2016 10:18 PM (bLnSU)

The sales close can be a high. But, prior to getting this job I was not a car person (I'm a lot more interested in cars now than I was.) Putting somebody in a car does not particularly excite me. Putting somebody in debt for eight years on a depreciating asset frankly bothers me.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 21, 2016 10:22 PM (4rzL1)

273 >>>products that seem to import Israeli girls for their sales staff. And they are invariably hot

Lucky dawg. At our malls we get Amish chicks who are cross eyed & need shaving

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 10:22 PM (voOPb)

274 Florida has the same issue. It's staggeringly long, and people from out of the state, particularly out of the country just don't get it.

I've lived in Florida for 15 years and have still never been to Miami. It's too far to drive, but too close to fly.

Key West I've been to, but only because the cruise ships stop there.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 21, 2016 10:22 PM (kBIIG)

275 The getting killed in a carjacking is just evening out the balance sheet.
Posted by: DC in River City at March 21, 2016 09:54 PM (e+1S5)


Sounds like they knew him and there's more to the story. My guess is that the victim was fucking around on his fiance with more than one girl.

Either that, or drug-related.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 21, 2016 10:22 PM (fC9RO)

276 "Hey Ricardo. What's going on?"


bill, you son of a gun. How are you?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 21, 2016 10:23 PM (i9Cjp)

277 >>>Stripper is not a Vegas stripper


You people with your fancy "reading comprehension". Or even your "actually reading the article". Sheesh.

Posted by: DC in River City at March 21, 2016 10:23 PM (e+1S5)

278 And this is totally random OT but I just read the story about the British guy who got fitted with a bionic penis (not sure what bionic about it) after losing his original one in a childhood accident and he finally lost his virginity to a sex worker...who waived her fees for him. I thought it was sweet of her.

Posted by: IC at March 21, 2016 10:24 PM (zK6nG)

279 You can add "train depot" and "bus station" to those, as well.

Posted by: cthulhu
****

But don't you dare put public park bathrooms on that list!

Posted by: George Michaels at March 21, 2016 10:24 PM (hVdx9)

280 Thanks for that quote about Che Maet. I was a little surprised Ace posted nothing today about the attack on freedom by the U.S. Preznit in Havana. Freedom loving people all over the world took a big hit thanks to Obama.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 21, 2016 10:25 PM (EZebt)

281 Europeans generally don't understand how big the US is, which is part of the reason that they don't understand our culture.

Hell, a lot of lifetime NYC and LA residents don't realize how damn big the country is.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 21, 2016 10:25 PM (fC9RO)

282
My favorites are: "for no apparent reason, suspect came up to witness and shot/punched/stabbed him"

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 21, 2016 10:25 PM (iQIUe)

283 254 Does her pizza have lutefisk as a topping?
Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 21, 2016 10:17 PM (P895

Nope, it features the big #2

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 21, 2016 10:25 PM (k53nK)

284 "Nothing good ever happens "down by the airport" either."
Or "the docks"....or "across the tracks"...or "at the bus station."
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 21, 2016 10:20 PM (i9Cjp)
You can add "train depot" and "bus station" to those, as well.
Posted by: cthulhu at March 21, 2016 10:21 PM (EzgxV)

Ricardo with the KILL

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 21, 2016 10:25 PM (ubByS)

285 Down by the river.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 21, 2016 10:25 PM (n22zQ)

286 I suspect the parking lot of a strip club is a good place to rob somebody because

1. They have cash

2. They may not want to report it, because, strip club


It's a target rich environment

Posted by: ThunderB at March 21, 2016 10:26 PM (zOTsN)

287 Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 21, 2016 10:22 PM (kBIIG)


Kinda the same reason I never went to St. Augustine. Too far to day trip, not far enough to justify making a longer vacation out of it. Now that I live in TX, I kinda wish I had while I was there.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 21, 2016 10:26 PM (HalrA)

288 Putting somebody in debt for eight years on a depreciating asset frankly bothers me.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 21, 2016 10:22 PM (4rzL1)


Yeah, I'd only buy a new car if I was so lumbered with money I was desperate to get rid of it to keep it from cluttering up the place.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 21, 2016 10:26 PM (bLnSU)

289 bill, you son of a gun. How are you?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill

Good, working too many hours. Waiting for the weather to warm up so I can get outside and put the yard in order.

Posted by: fairweatherbill at March 21, 2016 10:26 PM (XjJuS)

290 the strippers in Boise show up for a few weeks then move on, I'm told.

back in the 90's when they were all locals you never knew what sort of talent would be on stage

some were good at what they did others not so much....

Posted by: jake at March 21, 2016 10:27 PM (FbIkx)

291 This post needs the "Dead Che" picture; the one with him on a slab, and the Bolivian Policia posing beside him.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 21, 2016 10:27 PM (/i7Ua)

292 280
Thanks for that quote about Che Maet. I was a little surprised Ace
posted nothing today about the attack on freedom by the U.S. Preznit in
Havana. Freedom loving people all over the world took a big hit thanks
to Obama.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 21, 2016 10:25 PM (EZebt)


I think we're so used to it that he probably didn't rate it as particularly newsworthy. Castro's snub and attempt to make Obama salute him (and the ensuing limp wrist pic) are just rubbing salt in the open wounds, at this point.

Cuba's doing victory laps. They won and they know it.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 21, 2016 10:27 PM (HalrA)

293 91 Well, dynamite worked for Oregon on a dead whale. Oh, wait.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
****

Think you used enough dynamite there butch?
Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 21, 2016 09:26 PM (hVdx9)


Probably should have doubled up on it.

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

Posted by: George Thornton at March 21, 2016 10:27 PM (1JnAL)

294 Fucking hell. I mean, we beat Russia in the Cold War and lost to Cuba. Fuck this shit.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 21, 2016 10:27 PM (HalrA)

295 263 You've obviously never been down to Bourbon Street...
Posted by: Chi at March 21, 2016 10:19 PM (BNgss)

Hey I was super careful, there is absolutely NO footage of the girls making an appearance!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 21, 2016 10:28 PM (k53nK)

296 265 "Nothing good ever happens "down by the airport" either."
Or "the docks"....or "across the tracks"...or "at the bus station."
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 21, 2016 10:20 PM (i9Cjp)




Nor in Congress. Or the White House. Or the Supreme Court.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 21, 2016 10:28 PM (oKE6c)

297 278 And this is totally random OT but I just read the story about the British guy who got fitted with a bionic penis (not sure what bionic about it) after losing his original one in a childhood accident and he finally lost his virginity to a sex worker...who waived her fees for him. I thought it was sweet of her.
Posted by: IC at March 21, 2016 10:24 PM (zK6nG)

Call it the "I don't have to pay for STD treatments after this ride" discount.

Posted by: Thrawn at March 21, 2016 10:28 PM (s87AC)

298 "Good, working too many hours. "

Rented mule, I understand. I was going to ask about the weather.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 21, 2016 10:28 PM (i9Cjp)

299 Did they ship Che's body back to Cuba?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 21, 2016 10:29 PM (iQIUe)

300 295 Hey I was super careful, there is absolutely NO footage of the girls making an appearance!
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 21, 2016 10:28 PM (k53nK)


They ran out of beads?

Posted by: Splunge at March 21, 2016 10:29 PM (iMxBJ)

301 We've discussed before that Europeans also think that the African-American population is 30% or more.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 21, 2016 10:29 PM (MNgU2)

302 1. They have cash

2. They may not want to report it, because, strip club


It's a target rich environment

Posted by: ThunderB at March 21, 2016 10:26 PM (zOTsN)


If the club was doing its job right, #1 is wrong.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 21, 2016 10:29 PM (/i7Ua)

303 Greenland: Where Even the Vikings Said, Fuck It.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 21, 2016 10:29 PM (sl+zA)

304 I'm at NAS Whiting Field, about 30 miles north of Pensacola. Most of it was built by German POWs in the early 40s. First time I was here I heard a story that after they finished, they got shipped out west for further construction work. After about 4 days on a train, they all realized that there was no way for the Fatherland to ever conquer the USA.

Posted by: Bomber at March 21, 2016 10:29 PM (qKfed)

305 I thought it was sweet of her.
Posted by: IC at March 21, 2016 10:24 PM (zK6nG)


Hey, good on both of 'em. Somebody's life got a little better.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 21, 2016 10:30 PM (bLnSU)

306 That picture of a limp wristed Obama getting his arm raised by Raul Castro is truly weird looking. That was probably off topic.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 21, 2016 10:30 PM (4rzL1)

307 "Nor in Congress. Or the White House. Or the Supreme Court."



You came up with a better list than any of us.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 21, 2016 10:31 PM (i9Cjp)

308 I love the photoshopped pic of Che wearing a Bernie Sanders shirt.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 21, 2016 10:31 PM (MNgU2)

309 And that is why we love this place. Except for that murderer Fenelon/jk
Posted by: Infidel at March 21, 2016 10:08 PM

LOL

Our ONT pastor, FS. This place rocks, never been involved in a blog that was so spiritual at times.

Be well all Bed time approaches.

Posted by: Farmer at March 21, 2016 10:31 PM (o/90i)

310 Hell, a lot of lifetime NYC and LA residents don't realize how damn big the country is.


My mom and dad lived in NYC for a few years in the early 60s. They went a dinner party and my mom got asked where she was from. She said near Pittsburgh. Mom then got asked if that was near LA. My mom, God bless her, said yes. Its about 2000 miles east.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 21, 2016 10:31 PM (oU8Y7)

311 After about 4 days on a train, they all realized that there was no way for the Fatherland to ever conquer the USA.

+++++

ha

Posted by: jake at March 21, 2016 10:32 PM (FbIkx)

312 >>by: IllTemperedCur
-------------------
You've obviously never been down to Bourbon Street...
---------
Chi odds are bad will be more of an outcome than good.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 10:32 PM (voOPb)

313 Nothernlurker....

I sold cars for nearly ten years, and made my way up to Internet Sales Manager, with every Ford certification you could get.

Along the way, I'd worked with GMC, Pontiac & Buick, as well as Honda and Toyota.

Selling on a truck-heavy inventory is the only way to really make steady money, and though the job itself (the process of working with the customer, working the deal, selling the vehicle, doing the paperwork) does not suck....hell, it's actually fairly easy and usually nearly fun.

The fact that your financial fate is in the hands of whoever the store has hired as a General Sales Manager is the First Sux, and the ungodly hours are the Second Sux.

And that's before you get to cheating sales managers, who shuffle the gross profit to the back end of the F&I desk, or who take a dislike to a given sales rep, and make sure the poor SOB can't sell fire extinguishers to a burning man.

Those are the parts of the job that kill your soul.

Probably the easiest conversion to less stressful money, at least on straight commission, is to hook up with a highly reputable residential roofing company in your area.

Your normal commission, even starting out, will be right at +/- $1,000, vs. the usual "mini" of a tight car deal. Bigger houses, higher roofs, steeper ones, all pay more. You don't have to climb and measure like the olde days, that can all be done via satellite now. (Eagle View).

And you'd be far more in control of your own hours, can run those errands you need to run, too.

Other than a few later deals to meet homeowners after work, you're usually home for dinner. At least, most nights per week. Yeah, you might work a weekend or three, but it's all a tradeoff.

Just don't do like I did and fall though a commercial skylight. Good thing I'm not a horse, cause that one would've put me in the glue factory.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 21, 2016 10:32 PM (McRlu)

314 Europeans generally don't understand how big the US is, which is part of the reason that they don't understand our culture.


When I lived in Europe I was once asked how a rainstorm the day of the Presidential election would affect results (apparently a big consideration in Europe, as "the poor" are thought more likely to stay home and not vote if it rains).


"A rainstorm? That covers the whole f'ing country?? Never mind the election; everyone will be building arks."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 21, 2016 10:32 PM (oKE6c)

315 274 Florida has the same issue. It's staggeringly long, and people from out of the state, particularly out of the country just don't get it.

I've lived in Florida for 15 years and have still never been to Miami. It's too far to drive, but too close to fly.

Key West I've been to, but only because the cruise ships stop there.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 21, 2016 10:22 PM (kBIIG)

Even states that don't look that big or long on the map take longer to drive through than you'd think they would. I have heard the Apostle Islands on the northern, Lake Superior shore of Wisconsin are beautiful. I've never been there though and probably never will because it's a 7 hour round trip to get up there from here. It's easier to fly to NYC or Florida than it is to visit the northernmost part of my state.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 21, 2016 10:32 PM (P8951)

316 Hey, good on both of 'em. Somebody's life got a little better.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 21, 2016 10:30 PM (bLnSU)


Somewhat later. "Sniff, sniff, Hey, why does my hoo-hah smell like Dexron II?"

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 21, 2016 10:32 PM (/i7Ua)

317 "And that is why we love this place. Except for that murderer Fenelon/jk "


And I guess that's why you don't never turn your back on nobody around here.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 21, 2016 10:34 PM (i9Cjp)

318 After about 4 days on a train, they all realized that there was no way for the Fatherland to ever conquer the USA.

Yeah, WWII was pretty much fought between Austin and Nashville.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 21, 2016 10:34 PM (fC9RO)

319 LOL watching the new season of Real World. I mean it's stupid but it's funny to watch how shitty society has gotten.

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at March 21, 2016 10:34 PM (R5HRU)

320 or Road Rules, whatever this shit is

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at March 21, 2016 10:35 PM (R5HRU)

321 Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 21, 2016 10:27 PM (HalrA)

What's this we shit? some guy named Obama gave up

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 10:35 PM (voOPb)

322 G'night, T.

Hobo is out of the shower, so I need to go give this dog a bath. Badly.

Posted by: Chi at March 21, 2016 10:35 PM (BNgss)

323 a-dios

Posted by: jake at March 21, 2016 10:35 PM (FbIkx)

324 315 Europeans generally don't understand how big the US is, which is part of the reason that they don't understand our culture.

-------

I timed a flight across Italy on a trip from Spain to Israel a few years ago. 20 minutes. 20 MINUTES.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 21, 2016 10:36 PM (sl+zA)

325 First time we lived in Pensacola, in-laws drove down from northern Illinois and picked us up to go to a wedding somewhere around Miami. We were about halfway there for them.

Posted by: Bomber at March 21, 2016 10:36 PM (qKfed)

326

Robbed in a strip club parking lot

Early in the evening you rob the patrons while they are flush

Later in the evening you rob strippers when they are trying to go home

Posted by: ThunderB at March 21, 2016 10:36 PM (zOTsN)

327 Castro's snub and attempt to make Obama salute him (and the ensuing limp wrist pic)

What in the actual fuck?!

I have been avoiding the news because my blood pressure us getting higher by the minute... please tell me the dickless wonder didn't salute that puke?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 21, 2016 10:36 PM (q1FtT)

328 Nope, it features the big #2
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 21, 2016 10:25 PM (k53nK)

She puts Number 2 on her pizza?

So how would a poop pizza differ from one with lutefisk on it?

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 21, 2016 10:36 PM (P8951)

329 I'll probably take some shit for this, but I think the economic embargo of Cuba should've ended once the USSR collapsed. When the USSR was around? Absolutely. The fuckers tried to put missiles there and we almost went to war over it. Once the Soviet Union collapsed it was a moot point. Yeah Castro sucks and is a piece of shit who is still unfortunately sucking oxygen (and hey maybe he killed JFK). I'm not talking any big shakes, just the cigars and maybe rum or something. I'm pretty certain the embargo remained in effect because Republicans wanted that Cuban vote in Florida and muh exile was a potent force for many. I suspect in many Cuban families in Florida Uncle Fidel is routinely presented as the devil incarnate.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at March 21, 2016 10:36 PM (4ErVI)

330 There is a logic to it

Posted by: ThunderB at March 21, 2016 10:36 PM (zOTsN)

331 It's got to be worse in Texas. Can you imagine driving from El Paso to Ft. Smith?

Wait, I did that once

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 21, 2016 10:37 PM (kBIIG)

332 281 Europeans generally don't understand how big the US is, which is part of the reason that they don't understand our culture.

Hell, a lot of lifetime NYC and LA residents don't realize how damn big the country is.
Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 21, 2016 10:25 PM (fC9RO)


That is usually after chiding Americans because they have not traveled outside of the US.

Why would you need to? Every type of geography is located within our borders.

Want to ski? We have world class skiing areas.

Want to go to the tropics? We have Florida and Hawaii.

Want to go to the mountains? The Rockies and the Appalachians are awesome.

Want great cuisine? New Orleans, Memphis, Kansas City, Miami, NYC, Chicago, San Fran, Dallas, Austin are all awesome.

Why go out of country when you can see what Europeans have to go all over Europe to see?

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 21, 2016 10:37 PM (1JnAL)

333 She said near Pittsburgh. Mom then got asked if that was near LA. My mom, God bless her, said yes. Its about 2000 miles east.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 21, 2016 10:31 PM (oU8Y7)


Naw, that's in the Bay Area.

http://www.ci.pittsburg.ca.us/

People say LA as Louisiana (correctly) here a lot, and I always have to think a second because my brain reads it as Los Angeles.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 21, 2016 10:37 PM (bLnSU)

334 "Yeah, WWII was pretty much fought between Austin and Nashville."


In Europe, okay. The Pacific was a 1/3rd of the world with a lot of nothing in between.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 21, 2016 10:38 PM (i9Cjp)

335 Hey Tammy!

Posted by: Bomber at March 21, 2016 10:38 PM (qKfed)

336 I'm like plaxio buress. I have always carried when I've gone to a strip club. Risk losing my CHL but I carry everywhere. Everywhere.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 21, 2016 10:38 PM (MNgU2)

337 331
It's got to be worse in Texas. Can you imagine driving from El Paso to Ft. Smith?



Wait, I did that once

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 21, 2016 10:37 PM (kBIIG)

Someone once asked wouldn't it be great to drive across the moon? I answered I've done one better I've driven across Kansas. Several times. No craters but lots of corn and wheat.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at March 21, 2016 10:39 PM (4ErVI)

338
318 "And that is why we love this place. Except for that murderer Fenelon/jk "


And I guess that's why you don't never turn your back on nobody around here.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 21, 2016 10:34 PM (i9Cjp)

A guy I know says a guy he knows said a guy said she din do nuffin.

Posted by: eman at March 21, 2016 10:39 PM (MQEz6)

339 Have to revise that statement a bit. I carry everywhere they don't have a metal detector.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 21, 2016 10:39 PM (MNgU2)

340 "Europeans generally don't understand how big the US is, which is part of the reason that they don't understand our culture."

The flip side of the coin:

Many Americans generally don't understand how small Europe is, which is part of the reason that you find people advocating for goofy shit like high speed rail in the States because "it works so well in Europe".

See also: uncritical cultural Europhilia.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 21, 2016 10:39 PM (noWW6)

341
And this is totally random OT but I just read the story about the British guy who got fitted with a bionic penis (not sure what bionic about it) after losing his original one in a childhood accident and he finally lost his virginity to a sex worker...who waived her fees for him. I thought it was sweet of her.
Posted by: IC at March 21, 2016 10:24 PM (zK6nG)

Call it the "I don't have to pay for STD treatments after this ride" discount.
Posted by: Thrawn


He may need STP treatments.

Posted by: Possum at March 21, 2016 10:40 PM (FkBIv)

342 People say LA as Louisiana (correctly) here a lot, and I always have to think a second because my brain reads it as Los Angeles.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 21, 2016 10:37 PM (bLnSU)

I joke that my gym is Louisiana Fitness. Turns out they don't have much of a sense of humor there.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 21, 2016 10:41 PM (oKE6c)

343
That is usually after chiding Americans because they have not traveled outside of the US.

Why would you need to? Every type of geography is located within our borders.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 21, 2016 10:37 PM (1JnAL)








Word.

You could spend a lifetime traveling the US and still not exhaust the possibilities.

Fact is, the rest of the world has nothing to offer the US, except the relics of their centuries-past glory.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 21, 2016 10:41 PM (o98Jz)

344 Maet, is that a picture from your many journeys?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 10:41 PM (voOPb)

345 Yeah the Cuba thing has really gotten under my skin.

Maybe it was knowing it was coming.

Maybe it was spending time with people literally oppressed by Communism.

Maybe it's the smug sanctimonious hypocritical narcissism of TFG.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 21, 2016 10:41 PM (EZebt)

346 please tell me the dickless wonder didn't salute that puke?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 21, 2016 10:36 PM (q1FtT)


I count myself lucky he didn't give them Miami.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 21, 2016 10:41 PM (bLnSU)

347 600 miles from W. NC to Cape Hatteras.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 21, 2016 10:41 PM (n22zQ)

348 I suspect in many Cuban families in Florida Uncle Fidel is routinely presented as the devil incarnate.


Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at March 21, 2016 10:36 PM (4ErVI)


I'm not even Cuban, but that's always been my view of Castro, growing up in FL during the 80s and 90s. He's basically every evil Socialist dictator rolled into one, just far less capable of being a genuine threat if he doesn't have a USSR to send him missiles.

His government still deserves to be destroyed and sent to The Hague for crimes against humanity tribunals.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 21, 2016 10:42 PM (HalrA)

349 "A guy I know says a guy he knows said a guy said she din do nuffin."


I might know this guy. And he may/ may not be covering for some other shit.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 21, 2016 10:42 PM (i9Cjp)

350 Fact is, the rest of the world has nothing to offer the US, except the relics of their centuries-past glory.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 21, 2016 10:41 PM (o98Jz)

I once characterized Europe as the world's biggest theme park, a characterization that Europeans really appreciated.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 21, 2016 10:42 PM (oKE6c)

351 I've driven across Texas a couple of times. Once I missed my flight home and had to rent a car. I left the Beaumont airport at 8:05 am and arrived at the El Paso airport at 8:15 pm.

Right after Christmas I drove from Colorado Springs to San Antonio by way of Kansas (trying to dodge the blizzard), and then back home via Abiline and Amarillo. That was a long three days.

I used to drive from El Paso to Denver for a tango festival. I'd leave at 2am so that the roads were clear and I'd be driving during the day when I was tired.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 21, 2016 10:42 PM (fC9RO)

352 However said it above had it right though. The Europeans don't understand us because they don't understand our geography.

They get uptight about how we are wasteful because of our big houses and cars. They don't understand how much land there is here, how far it is to build a railway to places people need to get to, and how much land is still undeveloped.

You can fly over Utah/Nevada at 37,000 feet and be able to see one building.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 21, 2016 10:42 PM (kBIIG)

353 For a time LA was Lower Alabama, the redneck Rivera

Posted by: ThunderB at March 21, 2016 10:42 PM (zOTsN)

354 to revise that statement a bit. I carry everywhere they don't have a metal detector.
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 21, 2016 10:39 PM (MNgU2)

Hello 3D printers

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 10:43 PM (voOPb)

355 >>> I count myself lucky he didn't give them Miami.

Yet. He's still down there, isn't he?

Posted by: Bomber at March 21, 2016 10:43 PM (qKfed)

356 A guy I know says a guy he knows said a guy said she din do nuffin.

Posted by: eman at March 21, 2016 10:39 PM (MQEz6)


I saw Dindu Nuffin open for Nunya Bidness in Sausalito.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 21, 2016 10:43 PM (bLnSU)

357 bill, you still around?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 21, 2016 10:43 PM (i9Cjp)

358 Hang around 'til 2,
Lose your cash more ways than one,
Strip club parking lot.

Posted by: Strip-ku at March 21, 2016 10:44 PM (H9MG5)

359 300 They ran out of beads?
Posted by: Splunge at March 21, 2016 10:29 PM


Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 21, 2016 10:44 PM (k53nK)

360 Fact is, the rest of the world has nothing to offer the US, except the relics of their centuries-past glory.

I we just buy them, ship them back here, and reassemble them on a hilltop somewhere.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 21, 2016 10:44 PM (fC9RO)

361 Which town in Greenland is the one pictured?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 21, 2016 10:44 PM (/i7Ua)

362 speaking of how big the US is, I heard someone saying all cars would have auto braking by 2020, should be a lot of fun once someone hacks in and bricks everyone's brakes. whether is is the government or a terror org.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 21, 2016 10:45 PM (vb33c)

363 I suggest we just buy them, ship them back here, and reassemble them on a hilltop somewhere.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 21, 2016 10:44 PM (fC9RO)

The London Bridge dipsy-doodle?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 21, 2016 10:45 PM (oKE6c)

364 >>>products that seem to import Israeli girls for their sales staff. And they are invariably hot
Lucky dawg. At our malls we get Amish chicks who are cross eyed & need shaving
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 10:22 PM

ROTFLMAO
Seen the Israeli chicks. I've not yet seen the Amish MH.

Sounds like you are on the road to recovery. Congrats. Good for you.

Posted by: Farmer at March 21, 2016 10:46 PM (o/90i)

365 Bomber!!!!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 21, 2016 10:46 PM (q1FtT)

366 "You can fly over Utah/Nevada at 37,000 feet and be able to see one building."

Flying over AZ a few years ago in my requisite window seat and I see "something" casting a giant shadow over Northeastern AZ. WTF? There are no large structures up there.


Power plant steam cloud on a still day.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 21, 2016 10:47 PM (i9Cjp)

367 I joke that my gym is Louisiana Fitness. Turns out they don't have much of a sense of humor there.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 21, 2016 10:41 PM (oKE6c)


Ma'am, Cooter has been at the Catfish tickling machine for the past half-hour. I need to get my superset in with the quad-simulator before I head into the office.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 21, 2016 10:47 PM (fC9RO)

368 Fact is, the rest of the world has nothing to offer the US, except the relics of their centuries-past glory.

I we just buy them, ship them back here, and reassemble them on a hilltop somewhere.
Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 21, 2016 10:44 PM (fC9RO)

start with the pyramids.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 21, 2016 10:47 PM (vb33c)

369 Yeah the Cuba thing has really gotten under my skin.

Maybe it was knowing it was coming.

Maybe it was spending time with people literally oppressed by Communism.

Maybe it's the smug sanctimonious hypocritical narcissism of TFG.


Posted by: San Franpsycho

I know a few people who escaped real oppression. They are horrified by what they are seeing from our "leaders" and their supporters.
They keep telling me this is how it started in their countries.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 21, 2016 10:48 PM (hVdx9)

370 362
speaking of how big the US is, I heard someone saying all cars would
have auto braking by 2020, should be a lot of fun once someone hacks in
and bricks everyone's brakes. whether is is the government or a terror
org.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 21, 2016 10:45 PM (vb33c)


I might be getting a bit tinfoil hat here... but so much of a car is computer controlled, and almost every car has a satellite link in the form of a Sirius radio. What if they're not interested in everyone, but only bricking specific ones.

The real world Hydra wouldn't build flying supercarriers to take out threats to the system. They'll just disable your steering inputs and turn your brakes off when you're going into a turn.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 21, 2016 10:48 PM (HalrA)

371 "Which town in Greenland is the one pictured?"


Narkivick.


*Totally making that up but I'd wager it's close."

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 21, 2016 10:48 PM (i9Cjp)

372 One of my Americana trivia questions was What man made structure covers two time zones?

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 21, 2016 10:49 PM (MNgU2)

373
Fact is, the rest of the world has nothing to offer the US, except the relics of their centuries-past glory.

I we just buy them, ship them back here, and reassemble them on a hilltop somewhere.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 21, 2016 10:44 PM (fC9RO)









I'm liking the warm Arizona climate better than rainy old England.

Posted by: London Bridge at March 21, 2016 10:49 PM (o98Jz)

374 Hey Farmer

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 10:49 PM (voOPb)

375 Mountain road, automatic braking, plunge to your death...

Safety is still a problem because people don't take it seriously. Foregoing it is not taking it seriously, it's just diminishing your own capacity in favor of allowing someone else control.

That *really* appears to turn some people on. For them, we have dominatrixes. Hands off my car.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 21, 2016 10:49 PM (bLnSU)

376 Good night, all.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 21, 2016 10:50 PM (P8951)

377 372 One of my Americana trivia questions was What man made structure covers two time zones?
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 21, 2016 10:49 PM (MNgU2)

Mackinaw Bridge?

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 21, 2016 10:50 PM (4rzL1)

378 When the USSR was around? Absolutely. The fuckers tried to put missiles there and we almost went to war over it. Once the Soviet Union collapsed it was a moot point.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis


You understate the matter.

The papers in the Soviet archives confirmed that Castro urged the USSR to launch a first strike on the US during the '62 event.

So, no, Castro wasn't just another 3rd world client of the soviets.

He actually entertained the kind of global nuclear war lunacy that the Let insists was a infection in the US leadership.

If Castro and his crew had the ability to kill millions in the free West, they would do so without a second thought even today.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 21, 2016 10:50 PM (A/3fN)

379
I might be getting a bit tinfoil hat here... but so much of a car is computer controlled, and almost every car has a satellite link in the form of a Sirius radio. What if they're not interested in everyone, but only bricking specific ones.

The real world Hydra wouldn't build flying supercarriers to take out threats to the system. They'll just disable your steering inputs and turn your brakes off when you're going into a turn.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 21, 2016 10:48 PM (HalrA)


more likely they hack your gps and send you down mlk drive.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 21, 2016 10:50 PM (vb33c)

380 347 600 miles from W. NC to Cape Hatteras.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 21, 2016 10:41 PM (n22zQ)


I heard that. Everyone thinks that Roanoke is the farthest point west in Virginia. If you look at the map, Roanoke would be close to dead center of Virginia.

It's about the same distance to Myrtle Beach as it is to Virginia Beach.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 21, 2016 10:50 PM (1JnAL)

381 That *really* appears to turn some people on. For them, we have dominatrixes. Hands off my car.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 21, 2016 10:49 PM (bLnSU)


I think you've just explained the Left. "People in need of Dominatrixes who want the government to fill in for their missing Mistress."

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 21, 2016 10:50 PM (HalrA)

382
That picture of a limp wristed Obama getting his arm raised by Raul Castro is truly weird looking. That was probably off topic.
Posted by: Northernlurker


https://vine.co/v/idYg76bmdH9

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 21, 2016 10:51 PM (FkBIv)

383 Ma'am, Cooter has been at the Catfish tickling machine for the past half-hour. I need to get my superset in with the quad-simulator before I head into the office.

Posted by: Colorado Alex
****

Why are people tickling catfish?
Wait, don't tell me. Forget I asked.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 21, 2016 10:51 PM (hVdx9)

384 "One of my Americana trivia questions was What man made structure covers two time zones?"


Hmmm.


St. Louis Arch? Boulder Dam?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 21, 2016 10:51 PM (i9Cjp)

385 370 362
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So my goal is to keep the 98 Chevy 4x4 alive?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 10:51 PM (voOPb)

386 Fenelon a good girl.

She turnin' her life around.

Posted by: garrett at March 21, 2016 10:52 PM (F3ax6)

387 If Castro and his crew had the ability to kill millions in the free West, they would do so without a second thought even today.


-------

Like Iran, Partners in Peace then?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 21, 2016 10:53 PM (sl+zA)

388 I know a few people who escaped real oppression. They are horrified by what they are seeing from our "leaders" and their supporters.
They keep telling me this is how it started in their countries.
Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 21, 2016 10:48 PM (hVdx9)
===============

And our media *glorify* it instead of exposing it! Totally maddening.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 21, 2016 10:53 PM (EZebt)

389 Hoover Dam?

Posted by: ThunderB at March 21, 2016 10:53 PM (zOTsN)

390 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 21, 2016 10:51 PM (i9Cjp)

Hoover / Boulder Dam

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 21, 2016 10:53 PM (MNgU2)

391 Yeah Ricardo, I'm still here. I lurk all the time.

I've driven across Texas a couple times. Best time was when I was stopped by a state trooper. "Son, you're from out of state and you're driving 20 mph over the speed limit. You'll have to go see the judge." I follow the trooper into town and I meet the sweetest old lady that you could imagine. "Young man, the trooper says you are very respectful and you've got a nice short haircut. I'm only going to charge you $10 if you promise to slow down a little bit." I sure was glad I still had a govt issued haircut and $10 in my pocket. And that they never found all the guns in my car.

Posted by: fairweatherbill at March 21, 2016 10:53 PM (XjJuS)

392 There are a couple places in Europe that I like a lot, that I've never seen anything similar to here in the states. St. Petersburg, Russia and Tallinn, Estonia come to mind.

I got a surprise visit to Lenin's original office while in Russia last summer. It was right after going to the Harley Davidson dealership

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 21, 2016 10:53 PM (kBIIG)

393 372 One of my Americana trivia questions was What man made structure covers two time zones?
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck
---------------
Kim Kardashian's ass?

Posted by: Chi at March 21, 2016 10:53 PM (BNgss)

394 One of my Americana trivia questions was What man made structure covers two time zones?

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck


Soviet Bumber.

Posted by: Soviet Bumber Peelot at March 21, 2016 10:53 PM (A/3fN)

395 "She turnin' her life around. "

I heard she's headed to community college.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 21, 2016 10:53 PM (i9Cjp)

396 >>> What man made structure covers two time zones?

I-10 covers all four. And I've driven all of it. And most of it in one trip, twice.

Posted by: Bomber at March 21, 2016 10:54 PM (qKfed)

397 370 362
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So my goal is to keep the 98 Chevy 4x4 alive?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 10:51 PM (voOPb)

yeah, I have an old car but it is not practical so I was thinking the sme thing, get my hands on an old truck or suv. not expensive and maybe good in a pinch. suppose I willl have to park it in a faraday cage.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 21, 2016 10:54 PM (vb33c)

398 Why are people tickling catfish?

#LoveWins

Posted by: the White House lit up by aquamarine spotlights at March 21, 2016 10:54 PM (MKGhQ)

399 Hey Farmer
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 10:49 PM

You walked a mile? Sounds like recovery is going well.

Posted by: Farmer at March 21, 2016 10:54 PM (o/90i)

400 I think you've just explained the Left. "People in need of Dominatrixes who want the government to fill in for their missing Mistress."

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 21, 2016 10:50 PM (HalrA)


Oh, it's worse than that, they *actively* want you to be like them, and they're fanatics about it. (Most) think things like "the only way to (X) is for everyone to work together," and a million variations on that theme.

So, when they can't have everyone (and their goofy plan doesn't work), it becomes *your* fault for not singing kumbaya loud enough.

It's maddening, and I don't know where the impulse comes from except that it seems to be so deep-seated it's almost instinctive.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 21, 2016 10:54 PM (bLnSU)

401 Night Donna V &&&&&&&&&&&

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 10:55 PM (voOPb)

402 250 240> I was until recently a car salesman as well. I had to get out, too. I just couldn't take not knowing what I was making each week, or when I was coming home, or when I would have off. And it wasn't even a bad place to work, from what I've heard of car dealerships. I had one decent month of sales my time there.
Posted by: Josephistan at March 21, 2016 10:17 PM (7qAYi)


I must be a car salesman's dream. I had always bought used cars from their owners. In the summer of 2014 I needed to replace my car, which was rotting away and wouldn't pass inspection.

I was expecting an ardurous process of comparing different vehicles, features, prices, and whatnot. I had never set foot in a dealership before, nor had I ever bought a new car. I went into a dealership to look at a car that was on sale, took it for a test drive, and said, "OK, I'll take it". I signed the paperwork, showed up the next day with a check from the bank, and drove home. Bang. Done.

Posted by: rickl at March 21, 2016 10:55 PM (sdi6R)

403 Fella what "bought the wrong bridge" was Robert Paxton McCulloch, heck of a guy, and as you can tell by his name, kind of a player in superchargers and power equipment. The way I heard it, he found out about the bid before the final, and decided to go through with it anyway. It's at Lake Havasu City, his showcase development, and he was pleased with the deal as it turned out.

Fountain Hills AZ where the Trumpin' just took place was his, too.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 21, 2016 10:55 PM (xq1UY)

404 What happened to my #14?

Apologies to Maet and the horde it wasn't meant to incite. Just a 'in the moment' post.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 21, 2016 10:55 PM (hlMPp)

405 >>At our malls we get Amish chicks who are cross eyed & need shaving


They look like hairy potatoes.

Posted by: garrett at March 21, 2016 10:56 PM (F3ax6)

406 Well, well, it sure looks like Ilulissat. I was there once, but only the airport. Wanted to get my passport stamped, but the immigration counter in the airport was closed. They said I could go into town and get it stamped at the police station, but the helicopter that was taking us to the rig would not wait.


Scenery there is stark, but beautiful. Would definitely go again, if the opportunity arose.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 21, 2016 10:57 PM (/i7Ua)

407
I heard someone saying all cars would have auto braking by 2020

News reports this week stated that it was to be mandatory and the car companies were wondering "who was going to pay for it." Seemed like a stupid question to me.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 21, 2016 10:58 PM (FkBIv)

408 You walked a mile? Sounds like recovery is going well. -Farmer

3 walks today, I'm pretty sure I got a mile in plus my leg flossing exercises. Moving is ok, sitting sucks

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 10:58 PM (voOPb)

409 "And that they never found all the guns in my car."

We actually do like outsiders here.....if they're carrying plenty of guns.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 21, 2016 10:58 PM (i9Cjp)

410 372 One of my Americana trivia questions was What man made structure covers two time zones?
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck


Completely covers or straddles?

Hoover Dam would be one.

Posted by: AD at March 21, 2016 10:59 PM (GRTL5)

411 I don't even like automatic *shifting*.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 21, 2016 10:59 PM (bLnSU)

412 They look like hairy potatoes.
Posted by: garrett

Amish, or Hutterites?

Posted by: fairweatherbill at March 21, 2016 11:00 PM (XjJuS)

413 I was until recently a car salesman as well. I had to get out, too. I just couldn't take not knowing what I was making each week, or when I was coming home, or when I would have off. And it wasn't even a bad place to work, from what I've heard of car dealerships. I had one decent month of sales my time there.
Posted by: Josephistan at March 21, 2016 10:17 PM (7qAYi)

I must be a car salesman's dream. I had always bought used cars from their owners. In the summer of 2014 I needed to replace my car, which was rotting away and wouldn't pass inspection.

I was expecting an ardurous process of comparing different vehicles, features, prices, and whatnot. I had never set foot in a dealership before, nor had I ever bought a new car. I went into a dealership to look at a car that was on sale, took it for a test drive, and said, "OK, I'll take it". I signed the paperwork, showed up the next day with a check from the bank, and drove home. Bang. Done.
Posted by: rickl at March 21, 2016 10:55 PM (sdi6R)

bought one car over the phone.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 21, 2016 11:00 PM (vb33c)

414 And our media *glorify* it instead of exposing it! Totally maddening.

Posted by: San Franpsycho
****

They glorify it because they support it.
They fantasize about being the ruling class, not one of the Kulaks.

Anyone saying big deal about Cuba should read the following link:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/hjdncaf

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 21, 2016 11:00 PM (hVdx9)

415 "So my goal is to keep the 98 Chevy 4x4 alive?"


Trade it for a shiney new one.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 21, 2016 11:00 PM (i9Cjp)

416 We had a guy from Egypt as an intern. Egypt is a big country, but, the size of the US just did not register with him. He and some buddies planned to rent a van and drive to and from California over a 3 day weekend with a stopover at the Grand Canyon. We just kept telling him it was 3 days to California from Tulsa driving straight through. He thought since there were four of them to take turns driving, they could easily do it. They got to Colorado and turned around and came back

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at March 21, 2016 11:02 PM (kXoT0)

417 Whoa. Ozone smell.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 21, 2016 11:02 PM (hVdx9)

418 "Apologies to Maet and the horde it wasn't meant to incite. Just a 'in the moment' post."


I wouldn't sweat it. I say stupid shit all the time.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 21, 2016 11:02 PM (i9Cjp)

419 recent gm cars, especially trucks, look like they were designed by the soviet union.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 21, 2016 11:02 PM (vb33c)

420 >>Moving is ok, sitting sucks


Do you have an exercise ball?
Really good way to get back to sitting comfortably...just don't try it in socks. barefoot or shoes.

Posted by: garrett at March 21, 2016 11:02 PM (F3ax6)

421 I'm still driving my ensign-mobile. Bought it new in 1997. Put nearly 600 miles on it just today. My philosophy is, drive it till the wheels fall off, then put them back on and drive it some more. Without autobrakes.

Posted by: Bomber at March 21, 2016 11:02 PM (qKfed)

422 With regards to Hulk Hogan, if anyone ever asks him what was the best sex he ever had, he can now answer, "The 110 million dollar sex."

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at March 21, 2016 11:03 PM (kXoT0)

423 >>Amish, or Hutterites?


Hutter Cooter!

Posted by: garrett at March 21, 2016 11:03 PM (F3ax6)

424 Recent losses on field and court prove we suck as only a Spartan can.

Posted by: Michigan State at March 21, 2016 11:03 PM (gwG9s)

425 Like Iran, Partners in Peace then?

Posted by: Cicero


To kill Jews? Yes, others, not so sure.

The mullahs are more calculating than most give them 'credit' for. They aren't the Castro crew who were willing to be the Major King Kong to Kruschev's Strangelove.


Posted by: Soviet Bumber Peelot at March 21, 2016 11:03 PM (A/3fN)

426 "Whoa. Ozone smell."


Who got it?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 21, 2016 11:04 PM (i9Cjp)

427 We had a guy from Egypt as an intern. Egypt is a big country, but, the size of the US just did not register with him. He and some buddies planned to rent a van and drive to and from California over a 3 day weekend with a stopover at the Grand Canyon. We just kept telling him it was 3 days to California from Tulsa driving straight through. He thought since there were four of them to take turns driving, they could easily do it. They got to Colorado and turned around and came back
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at March 21, 2016 11:02 PM (kXoT0)

that's funny. road trips gone awry are some of the funniest stories.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 21, 2016 11:04 PM (vb33c)

428 Great Wall of China must cover a few time zones.

Yeah I bought a car quickly, but that was after reviewing the features ad-naseum.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 21, 2016 11:04 PM (VdICR)

429 >>> If you were ever in the US military, you can get free drugs.

Yep. Motrin is a drug.

Posted by: Bomber at March 21, 2016 11:05 PM (qKfed)

430 Posted by: garrett at March 21, 2016 11:02 PM (F3ax6)

No exercise ball I will look into that tomorrow. The pt instructions I got from the hospital were leg flosses, heel sliders & walking. No need to go to a pt. but will look into the exercise ball

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 11:06 PM (voOPb)

431 Who got it?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill
****

A sock or a troll.
Twas a harmless looking post, but kaboom. It was gone in a flash.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 21, 2016 11:06 PM (hVdx9)

432 Shit. I'm out of practice. I'll quit quoting the trolls.

Posted by: Bomber at March 21, 2016 11:06 PM (qKfed)

433 Who got it?

Raykon's being consigned to the Great Antarctic Fighter Wing in the Sky.

Posted by: ave atque vale at March 21, 2016 11:07 PM (MKGhQ)

434 Maybe the Cubans will hold Barky and Mooch as hostages for ransom. Then you could start a gofundme to raise the ransom money.


If they have that kind of video they could hold US for ransom by threatening to post it to twitter! Who wants THAT in their stream?

Posted by: richard mcenroe at March 21, 2016 11:07 PM (Kucy5)

435 But it's so tempting to argue.

Posted by: Bomber at March 21, 2016 11:07 PM (qKfed)

436 " recent gm cars, especially trucks, look like they were designed by the soviet union."


I'll say this. Driven Dodge and Ford most of my life. I've got a '14 Chevy pickup that is a hoss. Bought it on the cheap, but, its a darn good pickup. It has some things wrong, but it has some things that are really right.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 21, 2016 11:07 PM (i9Cjp)

437 I bought my truck pretty much the same way. Walked in and said, "If you have a Standard Shift 3/4 Ton with a Long Box I'll give you $30K in cash for it."

Took about 20 minutes to hash out the rest.

Posted by: garrett at March 21, 2016 11:07 PM (F3ax6)

438 If we're going to emulate a post-apocalyptic movie, why couldn't we do something stylish like The Matrix or Oblivion?

Why did it have to be Lee Majors' The Last Chase and Zardoz with Allah in the role of Zardoz?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 21, 2016 11:08 PM (bLnSU)

439 that's funny. road trips gone awry are some of the funniest stories.
Posted by: yankeefifth at March 21, 2016 11:04 PM (vb33c)

It was bizarre. One guy got out his heavily annotated Atlas to show Raj how impossible the plan was to no avail.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at March 21, 2016 11:08 PM (kXoT0)

440 How do they even know that the child's great-great-great-great grandparent is native american?

And who will be fired over this? Oh wait, government workers aren't beholden like us little people.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 21, 2016 11:08 PM (VdICR)

441 >>wouldn't sweat it. I say stupid shit all the time.


Fuck, most of us live stupid shit all the time

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 11:08 PM (voOPb)

442 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 21, 2016 11:02 PM

Thing is it wasn't bad but it may have violated a new rule of mentioning a certain candidate so early in a thread.

(Rule that I'm unaware of but support if there is one)

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 21, 2016 11:09 PM (hlMPp)

443 the last vehicle i bought from a dealership was on the way home from selling some horses. saw it driving by, drove around the block, second look.

when i walked into the office the salesman had his feet on his desk and was snoring.

Posted by: concrete girl at March 21, 2016 11:09 PM (ceWrl)

444 Hutter Cooter!
Posted by: garrett

Some guy named Eli will be stopping in to talk with you tomorrow. He'll smell like pig shit and try to sell you some eggs. I gave him your name . Thank me later.

Posted by: fairweatherbill at March 21, 2016 11:09 PM (XjJuS)

445 "Raykon's being consigned to the Great Antarctic Fighter Wing in the Sky."


Oh, okay.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 21, 2016 11:09 PM (i9Cjp)

446 Bomber!

Nice to see ya.

Stateside?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 21, 2016 11:09 PM (hlMPp)

447 the office the salesman had his feet on his desk and was snoring.

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In many ways, this too is the story of Obama.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 21, 2016 11:10 PM (sl+zA)

448 Well, I got the the last of the sidingboard hung today, so my "new" room is now closed to the weather. And the metal-bar security door is also also moved to its new location. The "front door" behind it will have to get moved tomorrow. After having had a B&E done, I remounted the door with hardened screws going into the block wall, and filled the screw heads with JB Weld. It's gonna take a while.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 21, 2016 11:10 PM (/i7Ua)

449 The post I saw was gibberish. Almost like they were checking to see if anyone was paying attention.
They were.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 21, 2016 11:11 PM (hVdx9)

450 Shit. I'm out of practice. I'll quit quoting the trolls.
Posted by: Bomber at March 21, 2016 11:06 PM

Hey Bomber!

Did I get this right, you and yours are leaving the area?

T

Posted by: Farmer at March 21, 2016 11:11 PM (o/90i)

451 when I was in college I was dating a girl who was from a small town which had same name as a state. really small town which I had never heard of even though I had been in the city for years. she said she wanted to go to her parents for a long weekend so we were going to drive there.

I had my car all loaded up and enough money for gas for a 1000 miles. she was hot so I was going to go regardless of the fact that my parents would have my scalp if they found out where I was.

We drove out of the city and a half hour later she says, "get off here." we were there. never let her know I thought we had another 460 miles to go.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 21, 2016 11:11 PM (vb33c)

452 Ben Shapero has talked about nothing but Trump and has been really angry and sanctimonious. He's not wrong, but I dropped his podcast anyway.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 21, 2016 11:11 PM (VdICR)

453 Oh yeah. Back for good since last fall.

Posted by: Bomber at March 21, 2016 11:11 PM (qKfed)

454 434 Maybe the Cubans will hold Barky and Mooch as hostages for ransom. Then you could start a gofundme to raise the ransom money.
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Hey, I thought we weren't suppose to deal with terrorists!?!
Castro is a terrorist and therefore TFG is on his own

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 11:12 PM (voOPb)

455 Depending on how tall you are, you will need one that allows you to sit so your knees are level with your hips or just a tiny bit below them. It promotes good posture, as slouching will make it want to roll out from under you. As well as good ab control. Loads of simple, low impact exercises that can build your core. Also good for doing assisted squats to strengthen your quads.

Posted by: garrett at March 21, 2016 11:12 PM (F3ax6)

456 At the funeral home for my ol' prepper buddy today, was actually happy to hear he'd exacted a promise they keep all his guns in the family. They have not found his catalogue yet, but I'd followed his purchases enough the last several years to assure them that it does exist in there, somewhere. I don't want the job.

As I was about to leave, his youngest daughter took me aside and asked, real quietly, "How stable is gunpowder?" There followed a series of brief, very concerned, questions. It's commercial (he was a hobby chemist, so I had to ask). It's locked in a good safe. It's up to 30 years old, but not "ancient" formulas. And it's in its original cans.

The thought came to her that, should someone really go after the place, they might try to burn through the safe door. Well, how much can there be in there anyway? "About 300 pounds."

I instructed her in the first tenet of the Leverite faith.
Leverite there.

You're going to ask anyway. Yeah, she's "hawt." And, she has gunpowder.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 21, 2016 11:12 PM (xq1UY)

457 Better Call Saul is sure bringing back the old characters. Too bad they look 10 years older. lol I wonder if Saul's receptionist will pop up, too?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 21, 2016 11:13 PM (iQIUe)

458 T, I'm in Florida. Family is still up there till school is out. They move down here in June, but then we retire next year in May. Only house we own is there, so will definitely be back. Looking to buy some land somewhere south, but probably giving that house to one of the kids someday.

Posted by: Bomber at March 21, 2016 11:13 PM (qKfed)

459 My Queen and I were wandering through a mall yesterday when we were approached by a hot Israeli chick selling skin care programs.
We didn't buy but she was charming and hot. Did I mention she was hot?
Posted by: Northernlurker


I've joked to several friends in the 'other' world, that the hoy Israeli chicks selling dead sea salts at Tyson's Corner mall are Mossad sparrows.

Posted by: Jean at March 21, 2016 11:13 PM (cXiMR)

460 Well welcome home and thank you.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 21, 2016 11:14 PM (hlMPp)

461 Depending on how tall you are, you will need one that allows you to sit so your knees are level with your hips or just a tiny bit below them. It promotes good posture, as slouching will make it want to roll out from under you. As well as good ab control. Loads of simple, low impact exercises that can build your core. Also good for doing assisted squats to strengthen your quads.

Posted by: garrett at March 21, 2016 11:12 PM (F3ax6)


Are you talking exercise balls or interns?

Posted by: Billy Jeff Clinton at March 21, 2016 11:14 PM (/i7Ua)

462 Hail Hydra.

Posted by: Barry at March 21, 2016 11:15 PM (VdICR)

463 I'm not crying. http://youtu.be/2rjHZQ_LQsg

Posted by: I've just been cutting onions, making a lasagne for one at March 21, 2016 11:15 PM (3fTXW)

464 "Thing is it wasn't bad but it may have violated a new rule of mentioning a certain candidate so early in a thread. "


Well, we gotta be good boys. We don't own this thing.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 21, 2016 11:15 PM (i9Cjp)

465 I'll say this. Driven Dodge and Ford most of my life. I've got a '14 Chevy pickup that is a hoss. Bought it on the cheap, but, its a darn good pickup. It has some things wrong, but it has some things that are really right.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 21, 2016 11:07 PM (i9Cjp)

my family drives gm and Ford, for American cars. my perference was aways for gm but since the bailout not going to buy gm ever.

chevy pickups were always good. my comment was mostly about the front end, they seem wider at the front than the rear. the new design has a really huge square font end.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 21, 2016 11:15 PM (vb33c)

466 Thing is it wasn't bad but it may have violated a new rule of mentioning a certain candidate so early in a thread.

(Rule that I'm unaware of but support if there is one)
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 21, 2016 11:09 PM (hlMPp)


It's more, I think, a general attempt to de-war the ONT, what with all the madness all day over the primary.

Not so much one person, as just stuff likely to re-ignite the day's warfare.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 21, 2016 11:18 PM (bLnSU)

467 I instructed her in the first tenet of the Leverite faith.
Leverite there.

You're going to ask anyway. Yeah, she's "hawt." And, she has gunpowder.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 21, 2016 11:12 PM (xq1UY)


Heh. Leverite. One of my favorite prospecting terms. Not to be confused with Heaverite. As in, "Heaverite over there, it's just another worthless rock."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 21, 2016 11:18 PM (/i7Ua)

468 OT, but can anyone help me understand why one of our dogs reacts to a certain pillow commercial jingle every time he hears it? He stares at the tv waiting for the song and when it's over, jumps up wagging his tail, sometimes talking or is he singing?

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 21, 2016 11:18 PM (GzDYP)

469 Hey Garrett thank you for the insight. Will look into the med. ball tomorrow. I must say this back surgery is light stuff compared to knee surgery

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 11:18 PM (voOPb)

470 you know what care is looking better all the time is the dodge challenger.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 21, 2016 11:18 PM (vb33c)

471 My car is a 97 T-Bird. Bought the wife an '04 Grand Cherokee, then later bought her a '14 Enclave. So we have all three US makes. Deal was, she gets the Buick, I get the Jeep. But then she got wind of my plans to lift it and put some Kabul-style bumpers on it, and she says it's hers again. For now at least. I'm just happy that my two cars don't have those stupid-ass LEDs around the headlights. Or autobrakes.

Posted by: Bomber at March 21, 2016 11:19 PM (qKfed)

472 Chevy Pickups are great, if things like bezels, trim and accessories aren't your bag. because, they will fall off. Often at speed. However, the fucking things will ALWAYS turn over and run.

Power steering pumps are straight out of an 87 caprice, though. Or, at least, that's how they feel after 20k or so.

Posted by: garrett at March 21, 2016 11:19 PM (F3ax6)

473 OldDominionMom

Your dog remembers that commercial and gives him some kind of emotional stimuli.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 11:20 PM (voOPb)

474 what color is the t bird?

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 21, 2016 11:21 PM (vb33c)

475 469 Hey Garrett thank you for the insight. Will look into the med. ball tomorrow. I must say this back surgery is light stuff compared to knee surgery

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 11:18 PM (voOPb)



From what I understand, back surgery has about a 5% chance of hell, where knee surgery has a 20% chance of heck.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 21, 2016 11:21 PM (EzgxV)

476 At the funeral home for my ol' prepper buddy today, was actually happy to hear he'd exacted a promise they keep all his guns in the family. They have not found his catalogue yet, but I'd followed his purchases enough the last several years to assure them that it does exist in there, somewhere. I don't want the job.

As I was about to leave, his youngest daughter took me aside and asked, real quietly, "How stable is gunpowder?" There followed a series of brief, very concerned, questions. It's commercial (he was a hobby chemist, so I had to ask). It's locked in a good safe. It's up to 30 years old, but not "ancient" formulas. And it's in its original cans.

The thought came to her that, should someone really go after the place, they might try to burn through the safe door. Well, how much can there be in there anyway? "About 300 pounds."

I instructed her in the first tenet of the Leverite faith.
Leverite there.

You're going to ask anyway. Yeah, she's "hawt." And, she has gunpowder.


Posted by: Stringer Davis
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Sorry about your friend SD. Sounds like he sure had fun tho.
Glad your son did so well. One heck of a return.

Burning into a safe holding lots of gunpowder.
If that isn't proof you got real unlucky, nothing is.

I am out for the night morons. Try to play nice and remember, things that get cut off can't always get sewn back on.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 21, 2016 11:21 PM (hVdx9)

477 No problemo, MH. I am 6'2" and use a 65 Cm ball, for ref.
It's all I use at my tying desk, anymore. Just have to be real careful not to drop any hooks!

If you need a short list of recovery exercises, let me know and I'll find one for you.

Posted by: garrett at March 21, 2016 11:22 PM (F3ax6)

478 I've joked to several friends in the 'other' world, that the hoy Israeli chicks selling dead sea salts at Tyson's Corner mall are Mossad sparrows.

The privates at Fort Huachuca apparently get a brief about not chatting up the gorgeous Israeli girls at the Sierra Vista mall.

The officers just get told to stay the hell out of any place in town, and instead go to Tuscon or Phoenix.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 21, 2016 11:22 PM (fC9RO)

479 Hey, I thought we weren't suppose to deal with terrorists!?!
Castro is a terrorist and therefore TFG is on his own

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 11:12 PM (voOPb)

We don't deal with terrorists? Bwaaahaahaaa.

Wouldn't put it past the POS to say he was being held 'hostage' and we need to give Cuba 149 billion dollars.

Cheaper than the Iranians so Historic First Epic Deal!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 21, 2016 11:23 PM (hlMPp)

480 @468 There are things Man is not meant to know. That "whoo-hoo, woo-hoo-hoo" song from Kill Bill, by the 5-6-7-8's, was some phone company's jingle for quite a while. My yellow lab would run from the other end of the house to hear it on TV, watching intensely. Then the show would come back on, and she'd act like it was just a flickering light. Dogs. Who the hell knows?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 21, 2016 11:23 PM (xq1UY)

481 T, I'm in Florida. Family is still up there till school is out. They move down here in June, but then we retire next year in May. Only house we own is there, so will definitely be back. Looking to buy some land somewhere south, but probably giving that house to one of the kids someday.
Posted by: Bomber at March 21, 2016 11:13 PM

Great. Give me a shout when you are in town. Best to you and yours.

T

Posted by: Farmer at March 21, 2016 11:23 PM (o/90i)

482 T-Bird is black. Limited Edition, so cool silver sticker down the trim.

Posted by: Bomber at March 21, 2016 11:24 PM (qKfed)

483 "chevy pickups were always good. my comment was mostly about the front end, they seem wider at the front than the rear. the new design has a really huge square font end."


They have a strange look. But, quieter than you can imagine. Aerodynamic is shit regardless of how they look. They are not great in town. They handle heavy and the engine/tranny. At low speed are a mess. Get out on the highway and drive like Hell they are fantastic. The harder you drive it the better it likes it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 21, 2016 11:25 PM (i9Cjp)

484 482 T-Bird is black. Limited Edition, so cool silver sticker down the trim.
Posted by: Bomber at March 21, 2016 11:24 PM (qKfed)


good looking car.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 21, 2016 11:25 PM (vb33c)

485 I don't have more than a pound of gunpowder on hand, but I might just have the largest stock of calcium carbide in "civilian" hands anymore. Three or four small drums of it. These drums are like 15 gallon grease drums, with a small friction lid on one end. Prolly 150-200 pounds per drum. If it hasn't gone bad.


Any Moron needs "ammo" for a carbide cannon, or fuel for a carbide lamp, let me know.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 21, 2016 11:25 PM (/i7Ua)

486 It's more, I think, a general attempt to de-war the ONT, what with all the madness all day over the primary.

Not so much one person, as just stuff likely to re-ignite the day's warfare.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 21, 2016 11:18 PM (bLnSU)


Thanks. Like I said, in the moment post. I don't like to bring up candidates names in any thread that doesn't involve them but thought it was funny.

Post was basically sitting in the sauna being the only English As A First Language candidate while others are talking. And they Me Gusta'd a certain candidate. 4+ years of Spanish and I could decipher some of it.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 21, 2016 11:28 PM (hlMPp)

487 They have a strange look. But, quieter than you can imagine. Aerodynamic is shit regardless of how they look. They are not great in town. They handle heavy and the engine/tranny. At low speed are a mess. Get out on the highway and drive like Hell they are fantastic. The harder you drive it the better it likes it.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 21, 2016 11:25 PM (i9Cjp)

that's good, looks are secondary for a truck.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 21, 2016 11:29 PM (vb33c)

488 I've got a 13 year old Ford F150 4x4 off road edition with 50,000 miles on it. It runs perfect, which is why my wife took it from me. I now drive a 93 chev beater truck. Ugly sumbitch, but it runs.

Posted by: fairweatherbill at March 21, 2016 11:30 PM (XjJuS)

489 Speaking of trannies...

The boy who stood next to Chairman Zero while he signed his healthcare stupidity into law is now... no longer a boy.

http://moonbattery.com/?p=70168

The lesson: don't stand too close to Obama. And if he hands you a pen (even if it's a famous pen) wash it!

Posted by: RKae at March 21, 2016 11:31 PM (52Hks)

490 My 2000 3/4 Ton Chevy is about to turn 200,000. I am tickled.

Posted by: garrett at March 21, 2016 11:31 PM (F3ax6)

491 that's good, looks are secondary for a truck.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 21, 2016 11:29 PM (vb33c)


Oh yeah?


http://media-cache-ec0.pin___.com/736x/89/ab/27/89ab279e656a85378e06d606ab556c37.jpg

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 21, 2016 11:32 PM (/i7Ua)

492 488 I've got a 13 year old Ford F150 4x4 off road edition with 50,000 miles on it. It runs perfect, which is why my wife took it from me. I now drive a 93 chev beater truck. Ugly sumbitch, but it runs.
Posted by: fairweatherbill at March 21, 2016 11:30 PM (XjJuS)


heh, seems as if lots of stuff works like that with wives.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 21, 2016 11:32 PM (vb33c)

493 Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 21, 2016 11:23 PM (xq1UY)

Thanks. That's A funny story!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 11:20 PM (voOPb)

Perhaps I'll try giving him a treat while playing another song a few times and see if that works.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 21, 2016 11:33 PM (GzDYP)

494 Why I loved The Benny Hill Show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAiq1xKF38k

Posted by: kbdabear at March 21, 2016 11:33 PM (R4ofR)

495 468 OT, but can anyone help me understand why one of our dogs reacts to a certain pillow commercial jingle every time he hears it? He stares at the tv waiting for the song and when it's over, jumps up wagging his tail, sometimes talking or is he singing?
Posted by: OldDominionMom
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Heh.
I have been known to sing aloud when I'm in a good mood & hanging around the house. Usually Sinatra or Stevie Ray Vaughan.

The only time I get a response is when I sing the theme song from "Courtship Of Eddie's Father" - and then, the pup just goes nuts and dances around.
Strange.

Posted by: Chi at March 21, 2016 11:33 PM (BNgss)

496 469 Hey Garrett thank you for the insight. Will look into the med. ball tomorrow. I must say this back surgery is light stuff compared to knee surgery
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 11:18 PM (voOPb)


Did your surgeon recommend swimming?

Mine did, and he told me that most of his clients that swim after the surgery don't have as many problems later.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 21, 2016 11:34 PM (1JnAL)

497 Prayers for clarity and peace Northernlurker

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at March 21, 2016 11:34 PM (hipNa)

498 AOP, restoring original AutoLites, were we? Once you lit them up, those lamps were good and bright. From old manuals I've read, many English riders still preferred them in the 30's. That could be construed as a Lucas Electric joke.

A scouting friend, southern lawman right out of central casting, used to hide a few granules in a small can (heh, "film cans" we used to call them) before a scout cooking lesson. Fire-building, he'd "find" them, say, "heck rocks won't burn, I'm just gonna spit on these..." and the joke was on. Never failed to amaze!

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 21, 2016 11:34 PM (xq1UY)

499 I had a setter that would lose his shit if he heard Duran Duran. Anything off Rio or Seven and the Ragged Tiger and he'd sing along!

Doggehs are awesome.

Posted by: garrett at March 21, 2016 11:35 PM (F3ax6)

500 490 My 2000 3/4 Ton Chevy is about to turn 200,000. I am tickled.

Posted by: garrett at March 21, 2016 11:31 PM (F3ax6)

I had numerous GM vehicles from that era and got up to 250K. I was an independent adjuster put on 60,000 miles per year.

Change the fluids as recommended, rotate tires

My 98 1/2 ton Chevy has 165k fighting rust not mechanical issues

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 11:35 PM (voOPb)

501 we have one dog which watches television, another which has never watched a second of television.


more accurately, one which reacts to television, another which does not respond to television.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 21, 2016 11:38 PM (vb33c)

502 Ok horde.

Putting this on t-shirts.

Just for myself but I'll post the link after I create it.

Don't know how CafePress works but j won't see a penny. But just to piss people off.

http://tinyurl.com/zsf84co

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 21, 2016 11:38 PM (hlMPp)

503 night everyone.



Posted by: yankeefifth at March 21, 2016 11:40 PM (vb33c)

504 Both of the golden retrievers love whistling, but go especially ballistic at the Andy Griffith theme song.

Good topic for the pet thread!

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 21, 2016 11:41 PM (GzDYP)

505 >>Doggehs are awesome.

Charlie (setter) would start dancing to Neil Young & Crazy Horse Hey Hey My My into the blue.

You don't say anything about Neil and I won't say anything about Duran Duran

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 11:43 PM (voOPb)

506 Nite Y5

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 11:45 PM (voOPb)

507 "Charlie Setter" sounds like an old guy who works as a signalman on a rail line in a small town, only the rail line is disused and he doesn't work for anybody, he just likes to sit on a hill away from town and not talk to people, only sometimes someone brings him a sandwich and he likes talking to them okay.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 21, 2016 11:46 PM (bLnSU)

508 Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 21, 2016 11:38 PM (hlMPp)

Tasty, very tasty. What's wrong with a dead commie?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 11:46 PM (voOPb)

509 It's time I retire my minivan since I mostly chauffeur the pups instead of armies of kids now and we're looking at the Rogue. Any opinions from the vastly knowledgeable horde would be welcome.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 21, 2016 11:47 PM (GzDYP)

510 @504 Perceptive dogs. That's Fred Lowery, the greatest whistler ever. He was blind, and Texan, and had several million-sellers. Did classical, too. I heard him once, but to violate the meme, can't remember who opened for him.

Win the beer bet: "The Fishin' Hole" was written by the same guy who wrote "Harlem Nocturne."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 21, 2016 11:47 PM (xq1UY)

511 AOP, restoring original AutoLites, were we? Once you lit them up, those lamps were good and bright. From old manuals I've read, many English riders still preferred them in the 30's. That could be construed as a Lucas Electric joke.

A scouting friend, southern lawman right out of central casting, used to hide a few granules in a small can (heh, "film cans" we used to call them) before a scout cooking lesson. Fire-building, he'd "find" them, say, "heck rocks won't burn, I'm just gonna spit on these..." and the joke was on. Never failed to amaze!

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 21, 2016 11:34 PM (xq1UY)


I had a carbide miner's lamp back in the day. Bought new, too, at Payne Hardware on Lonsdale Avenue in North Vancouver, BC. One of the great old-time hardware stores. Yes, they sold dynamite, too.


But this lot came to me much later, a result of TDG rules making it uneconomic for small carriers to transport small quantities. Used to be, you wanted to check "lag time", defined as the time it takes for gas from the depth of the drill bit to get pumped back to surface, you'd wrap an ounce or two of carbide in a piece of toilet paper, and drop it into the drill pipe when the roughnecks were making a connection. Now the internal volume of the drill pipe is known, to better than two decimal places. And pump rate and efficiency are known, too. So you can calculate darn near exactly how long it takes for that carbide, and the gas it generates, to be pumped down the drill string, and out the jets in the bit. So you drop the carbide at 14:25, and see the gas peak or Acetylene peak on the chromat at 15:13, and you have calculated your down time is 3.3 minutes, you know your bottom-up lag time is 44.7 minutes.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 21, 2016 11:47 PM (/i7Ua)

512 Knocking off plumbing for the night. Dog tired, but no leaks on the pressure test.

Fell of the ladder like a damn fool. I'll be sore tomorrow.

If I have an accident back here nobody will find me until they miss me....now there's a cheery thought.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 21, 2016 11:47 PM (FpybW)

513 Good topic for the pet thread!
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perhaps

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 11:48 PM (voOPb)

514 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 11:46 PM (voOPb)

Not a damn thing...except not enough.

I won't put stickers on the car or signs in the yard but I'll wear whatever the hell I want.

*surprisingly, never been spray painted or vandalized.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 21, 2016 11:48 PM (hlMPp)

515 "OT, but can anyone help me understand why one of our dogs reacts to a certain pillow commercial jingle every time he hears it?"

They're embedding ultrasonic beacon tones in certain television programming now, and there are smartphone apps which listen for that through the phone mic, and then report home on what you're watching.

I wish I were making that up. I am not.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 21, 2016 11:49 PM (noWW6)

516 Yay, done with work stuff for the night!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 21, 2016 11:51 PM (YJmuy)

517 @511 Well that's some Applied Science, all right. I would not have thought of that because carbide never seemed that consistent from batch to batch. But since you added toilet paper, that introduces a more stable factor. Lab-grade TP?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 21, 2016 11:52 PM (xq1UY)

518 Merovign, your Charlie Setter paragraph sounds like the beginning of a good story.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at March 21, 2016 11:52 PM (hipNa)

519 RWC - Team BOHICA at March 21, 2016 11:48 PM (hlMPp)

I'm a bumper sticker guy

I subbed on a fb crew a number of years ago. The back judge had one of those damn Che shirts on. Turned out he was also a public fucking defender. Told him & the crew chief I would never work with the little Castro wanna be. They fired him & hired me.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 11:53 PM (voOPb)

520 The encryption talk and the mention of quantum computers got me to reading.

To recap, there are rumors the NSA actually has a working quantum computer. Many don't think it's possible. If they did, they would be sitting on a lot of advanced knowledge and skill that they've managed to keep utterly secret and out of the public domain. So many don't believe that's possible. But, those guys are good. They've been at the sneaky, lying, backdooring, deception business since WWII and before in one form or another.

However, it is highly likely, almost certain, that the NSA can break most encryption in common use. That includes VPNs and HTTPS and just about any "secure" traffic over the internet.

There are weakness in the implementations of all these protocols. I wonder why? That's those NSA moles all over the private sector tech companies, of course.

Here, you don't put a backdoor proper in. You just put in a weakness. A subtle weakness. One that no one will easily notice, and even if they do, think it's so complex, no one can really exploit it.

I was reading one long explanation of this. It's in the standard Diffie-Helman key exchange protocol. Not in the protocol itself, but in how everyone implements it. He demonstrated that someone determined, someone who drop $100s of millions here and there in specialized equipment, could easily exploit that weakness.

And guess who that someone is? Ol' Bob at the NSA.

All of this shit with Apple and similiar is just Kabuki theater, I'm now convinced. It's about law enforcement and that. The super spooks, if they wanted to, could have owned that particular Apple phone. They probably have. But LEO, the FBI here, doesn't get the benefit of that. They operate at a different level, one of court warrants, admissible evidence, and trials and jail time.

The FBI doesn't have a clue what Bob at the NSA can do. And Bob wants it to stay that way.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 21, 2016 11:53 PM (DW+jj)

521 The boy who stood next to Chairman Zero while he signed his healthcare stupidity into law is now... no longer a boy.

http://moonbattery.com/?p=70168

The lesson: don't stand too close to Obama. And if he hands you a pen (even if it's a famous pen) wash it!
Posted by: RKae at March 21, 2016 11:31 PM (52Hks)
============
They have been pushing this trany bullshit and now we have all these severely damaged kids.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 21, 2016 11:56 PM (iQIUe)

522 t's time I retire my minivan since I mostly chauffeur the pups instead of armies of kids now and we're looking at the Rogue. Any opinions from the vastly knowledgeable horde would be welcome.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 21, 2016 11:47 PM (GzDYP)


Don't know the Rogue - spend some time in one first.

My old experience with Nissans was good, but the last few I've driven were cheaply made and performed in the fashion of a car that does not perform well.

Mind you they were rentals.

Mind you the Infiniti G37 was excellent, if cramped inside for a car that size.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 21, 2016 11:56 PM (bLnSU)

523 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 11:53 PM (voOPb)

Nice.

I just don't like identifying my property when it's unprotected.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 21, 2016 11:56 PM (hlMPp)

524 Well that's some Applied Science, all right. I would not have thought of that because carbide never seemed that consistent from batch to batch. But since you added toilet paper, that introduces a more stable factor. Lab-grade TP?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 21, 2016 11:52 PM (xq1UY)


Naw, just the cheap-ass stuff that turns to pulp and won't plug the jets in the bit. There's enough time that even lazy carbide will react. And if you get two peaks? One much sooner than expected? You have a washed-out joint in the string. Get 'er out of there, or plan on going fishing.


Nowadays, they use oil-base mud so much, and also down-hole motors and survey tools, that putting any solids into the drilling fluid is a no-no.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 21, 2016 11:59 PM (/i7Ua)

525 The FBI doesn't have a clue what Bob at the NSA can do. And Bob wants it to stay that way.

Posted by: publius


What's the number one goal of any agency or bureaucracy?

To expand the scope and reach of their power.

The Fibbers know and don't care because it doesn't harm their goal.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 21, 2016 11:59 PM (A/3fN)

526 Goodnight All

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at March 21, 2016 11:59 PM (hipNa)

527 I retire my minivan since I mostly chauffeur the pups instead of armies of kids now and we're looking at the Rogue. Any opinions from the vastly knowledgeable horde would be welcome.

Stop by the pet thread on Saturday and maybe we can help you out. When our 2 oldest pass, we probably won't get reasonable facsimiles for them. But then again it will be another truck of some sort

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 11:59 PM (voOPb)

528 Nite AK

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2016 12:00 AM (voOPb)

529 torquewrench, of course you're right. I've heard that -- think we discussed it here -- just didn't make the dog connection. Astounding, "Homes."

There are a bunch of doorbell and cell-phone ringers in recent commercials, too. They certainly do make you look. And then you're pissed off, which as any adman can tell you, is the way to get people to buy your product.

The dogs are smarter. And have more fun.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2016 12:00 AM (xq1UY)

530 I won't put stickers on the car or signs in the yard but I'll wear whatever the hell I want.

*surprisingly, never been spray painted or vandalized.
Posted by: RWC
---------------
I used to have one bumper sticker on my old F250. A plain white sticker with big black letters:
Annoy A Liberal.
Work. Succeed. Be Happy.


This elicited a one finger salute from many commuters - either a thumbs up, or the other one. The ugly ones far outnumbered the happy ones, and were usually accompanied by very nasty, red-faced tirades from grey haired commies at various rates of speed.
The irony was lost on the unhappy harpies.

Posted by: Chi at March 22, 2016 12:00 AM (BNgss)

531 If I have an accident back here nobody will find me until they miss me....now there's a cheery thought.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat


Well, take your laptop with you, duh!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 22, 2016 12:02 AM (A/3fN)

532 Annoy A Liberal.
Work. Succeed. Be Happy.

This elicited a one finger salute from many commuters - either a thumbs up, or the other one. The ugly ones far outnumbered the happy ones, and were usually accompanied by very nasty, red-faced tirades from grey haired commies at various rates of speed.
The irony was lost on the unhappy harpies.

Posted by: Chi at March 22, 2016 12:00 AM (BNgss)


I see a bumper sticker on a truck in town, back home in Alberta: "Annoy a Liberal, Buy a Gun".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 22, 2016 12:02 AM (/i7Ua)

533 523 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 11:53 PM (voOPb)

Nice.

I just don't like identifying my property when it's unprotected.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 21, 2016 11:56 PM (hlMPp)

Oh I hear ya, the problem is that I would be able to show off dead commie on a bumper sticker more than clothing. My public appearances for my job would be a no no.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2016 12:02 AM (voOPb)

534 Interestingly, it was Snowden that allowed this guy I was reading to figure out the NSA "owned" Diffie-Hellman. The information didn't say it directly, but it has stuff in it that was basically, if you knew how to break Diffie-Hellman exchange, this is what you would need, and this is what you'd be doing. Well, the NSA is doing exactly that.

Suppose you have a VPN tunnel set up. The NSA owns that. If they want to listen it, you're encrypted traffic is copied and sent to the Death Star facility out in Utah. Bob sees it all if he wants to.

Their budget, which is black and hidden, is estimated to be billions of dollars per year directed at attacking computer networks the world over. A special project, a lump sum to do something special, well that can be arranged any time they need it.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 22, 2016 12:03 AM (DW+jj)

535 They're embedding ultrasonic beacon tones in certain television programming now, and there are smartphone apps which listen for that through the phone mic, and then report home on what you're watching.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 21, 2016 11:49 PM (noWW6)


Sadly tis true. I do wonder, now that I think about it, if this is one reason I find TV so unbearable. I don't even have one, and it annoys me when it's on somewhere else. Not movies, just broadcast.

Winds me up something terrible. I thought it was the lousy shows.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2016 12:03 AM (bLnSU)

536
Declinin' numbers at an even rate
At the count of one we both accelerate
We hit fifty and then, the auto-brakes intervene
My Delphi EZ-Stop feature makes the chicks scream

Posted by: the Bleach Boys at March 22, 2016 12:04 AM (MKGhQ)

537 Merovign, your Charlie Setter paragraph sounds like the beginning of a good story.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at March 21, 2016 11:52 PM (hipNa)


Thank you! I already have far too much material to work on, someone else can have Charlie Setter.

I've probably just have a big monster come and eat him, and nobody wants that!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2016 12:04 AM (bLnSU)

538 Good advice Merovign. Thank you. OldDominionDad drives one or two rentals almost every week and has found the Rogue to be the closest to what we've liked about the Chrysler T&C, which is (yikes!) 15 years old. It is time.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 22, 2016 12:04 AM (GzDYP)

539 Laptop is here, at the other side of the house from where I was rolling around on the floor.

Still, roughed-in a master bathroom, no leaks, life is good...or at least tolerable sometimes.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 22, 2016 12:05 AM (FpybW)

540 Oh good grief. Megyn Kelly on Hillary Clinton-"everybody lies". What the hell, Megyn?

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at March 22, 2016 12:06 AM (j2xmV)

541 Good night all. Time to soak in a tub, I'm going to be sore tomorrow.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 22, 2016 12:07 AM (FpybW)

542 Megyn Kelly is Dr. House?

Posted by: that explains ... well, nothing at March 22, 2016 12:08 AM (MKGhQ)

543 AOP, my mom had a cousin who'd been a Go-Devil as a child. Poured just the right amount of TNT into a little tin torpedo, dropped it down the casing, and go'ed like the devil. Boy, did that guy have some stories. I miss hearing them.

The oil boom here ended about 1910, but you know how it goes, stripper wells are still pumping. He bought up the rights to a bunch in the 50's, and would go around with a small tank truck every once in a while to collect, just to keep his hand in. Then in the 70's oil prices did what they did, and he was making significant money. All the relatives called him "Cousin Arnold the Oil Baron." In his career, he saw crude go from 3 cents to over 100 dollars.

Something about his branch of the family. His son runs a log-sawing mill, only one in three counties. That's how he invested his oil fortune.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2016 12:08 AM (xq1UY)

544 Yeah, I'll do without a smart TV. The idea that you're letting a damn TV see and hear you (and send that data home for processing, since the TV can't have all that computing power built in), just so you can sit your fat ass on the couch and bellow at the TV to change channels for you, is pathetic. A remote is too hard, apparently.

And ol' Bob at the NSA can tap into that little data stream if he gets interested in you.

And the FBI and even your local cop shop would love that capability as well.

It will be for your own safety see. You might have fallen and can't get up and they'll need to know so they can save you.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 22, 2016 12:08 AM (DW+jj)

545 Oh good grief. Megyn Kelly on Hillary Clinton-"everybody lies". What the hell, Megyn?

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at March 22, 2016 12:06 AM (j2xmV)


And then she hit me with her cane!

("Everybody lies" is one of TV's Dr. House's mottoes.)

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2016 12:08 AM (bLnSU)

546 520 The encryption talk and the mention of quantum computers got me to reading.

To recap, there are rumors the NSA actually has a working quantum computer. Many don't think it's possible. If they did, they would be sitting on a lot of advanced knowledge and skill that they've managed to keep utterly secret and out of the public domain. So many don't believe that's possible. But, those guys are good. They've been at the sneaky, lying, backdooring, deception business since WWII and before in one form or another.

However, it is highly likely, almost certain, that the NSA can break most encryption in common use. That includes VPNs and HTTPS and just about any "secure" traffic over the internet.

There are weakness in the implementations of all these protocols. I wonder why? That's those NSA moles all over the private sector tech companies, of course.

Here, you don't put a backdoor proper in. You just put in a weakness. A subtle weakness. One that no one will easily notice, and even if they do, think it's so complex, no one can really exploit it.

I was reading one long explanation of this. It's in the standard Diffie-Helman key exchange protocol. Not in the protocol itself, but in how everyone implements it. He demonstrated that someone determined, someone who drop $100s of millions here and there in specialized equipment, could easily exploit that weakness.

And guess who that someone is? Ol' Bob at the NSA.

All of this shit with Apple and similiar is just Kabuki theater, I'm now convinced. It's about law enforcement and that. The super spooks, if they wanted to, could have owned that particular Apple phone. They probably have. But LEO, the FBI here, doesn't get the benefit of that. They operate at a different level, one of court warrants, admissible evidence, and trials and jail time.

The FBI doesn't have a clue what Bob at the NSA can do. And Bob wants it to stay that way.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 21, 2016 11:53 PM (DW+jj) 520 The encryption talk and the mention of quantum computers got me to reading.

To recap, there are rumors the NSA actually has a working quantum computer. Many don't think it's possible. If they did, they would be sitting on a lot of advanced knowledge and skill that they've managed to keep utterly secret and out of the public domain. So many don't believe that's possible. But, those guys are good. They've been at the sneaky, lying, backdooring, deception business since WWII and before in one form or another.

However, it is highly likely, almost certain, that the NSA can break most encryption in common use. That includes VPNs and HTTPS and just about any "secure" traffic over the internet.

There are weakness in the implementations of all these protocols. I wonder why? That's those NSA moles all over the private sector tech companies, of course.

Here, you don't put a backdoor proper in. You just put in a weakness. A subtle weakness. One that no one will easily notice, and even if they do, think it's so complex, no one can really exploit it.

I was reading one long explanation of this. It's in the standard Diffie-Helman key exchange protocol. Not in the protocol itself, but in how everyone implements it. He demonstrated that someone determined, someone who drop $100s of millions here and there in specialized equipment, could easily exploit that weakness.

And guess who that someone is? Ol' Bob at the NSA.

All of this shit with Apple and similiar is just Kabuki theater, I'm now convinced. It's about law enforcement and that. The super spooks, if they wanted to, could have owned that particular Apple phone. They probably have. But LEO, the FBI here, doesn't get the benefit of that. They operate at a different level, one of court warrants, admissible evidence, and trials and jail time.

The FBI doesn't have a clue what Bob at the NSA can do. And Bob wants it to stay that way.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 21, 2016 11:53 PM (DW+jj)



They certainly have something stuck out in the Utah desert -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_Data_Center. They say it's data storage, but it'd also be a good place for a quantum supercomputer or two.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 22, 2016 12:10 AM (EzgxV)

547 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 21, 2016 11:18 PM (voOPb)
I'm glad you are doing well.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 22, 2016 12:10 AM (egOGm)

548 Everybody Lies was a pretty big hit for REM back in the day.

Posted by: slightly-altered history at March 22, 2016 12:12 AM (MKGhQ)

549 The oil boom here ended about 1910, but you know how it goes, stripper wells are still pumping. He bought up the rights to a bunch in the 50's, and would go around with a small tank truck every once in a while to collect, just to keep his hand in. Then in the 70's oil prices did what they did, and he was making significant money. All the relatives called him "Cousin Arnold the Oil Baron." In his career, he saw crude go from 3 cents to over 100 dollars.

Something about his branch of the family. His son runs a log-sawing mill, only one in three counties. That's how he invested his oil fortune.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2016 12:08 AM (xq1UY)


One of my cow-orkers was talking about buying up some under-performing wells and running them as a "cottage industry". I might call him up and see if he is still wanting to do that. Of course, we'd be responsible for taking on abandonment costs. But that could be 20 years down the road.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 22, 2016 12:12 AM (/i7Ua)

550 540
Oh good grief. Megyn Kelly on Hillary Clinton-"everybody lies". What the hell, Megyn?

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at March 22, 2016 12:06 AM (j2xmV)


Tell us about *your* lies, Megyn.

Posted by: davidt at March 22, 2016 12:13 AM (8aOqE)

551
They certainly have something stuck out in the Utah desert -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_Data_Center. They say it's data storage, but it'd also be a good place for a quantum supercomputer or two.
Posted by: cthulhu


Built by the Roswell aliens.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 22, 2016 12:13 AM (FkBIv)

552 Do not tease tease tease the Barrel Barrel Barrel...

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2016 12:13 AM (xq1UY)

553 Man, the Aston V12 Vantage is going to have a *7* speed manual.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2016 12:13 AM (bLnSU)

554 Nite morons
Be well

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2016 12:14 AM (voOPb)

555
There was something I remember reading, something the Euroland data guys were spooked by. Back, hell, it's 20 years now, in the 90s or so, the NSA was going ape shit about all the encryption they were starting to use. A lot of their traffic would get routed through equipment here. The NSA was bitching about them encrypting that traffic.

And the US govt started using all it's carrots and sticks to try to throw a monkey wrench in that.

ANd then, all of the sudden, they stopped worrying about. Hey guys, encrypt all you want. We give up. Why? Well, if you just did something like break Diffie-Hellman, that's exactly what you'd do.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 22, 2016 12:15 AM (DW+jj)

556 @549 Abandonment costs, heh. The big change in those in Cousin Arnold's day was when that clever fellow invented bagged Ready-Mix.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2016 12:15 AM (xq1UY)

557 Man, the Aston V12 Vantage is going to have a *7* speed manual.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2016 12:13 AM (bLnSU)


Well, that's what you have to do when your engine has a power band about as broad as Barack Obama's private-sector work experience.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 22, 2016 12:17 AM (/i7Ua)

558 552 Do not tease tease tease the Barrel Barrel Barrel...

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2016 12:13 AM (xq1UY)



Yeah, gotta debounce bounce bounce the freakin' mouse mouse mouse driver. I should probably just swap it out and see if other mice are less of a problem.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 22, 2016 12:19 AM (EzgxV)

559 Abandonment costs, heh. The big change in those in Cousin Arnold's day was when that clever fellow invented bagged Ready-Mix.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2016 12:15 AM (xq1UY)


I think now, you have to cement off all permeable zones, plus cut off the surface casing 10 meters below ground and pull it out. And you have to run logs to prove the cement job.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 22, 2016 12:20 AM (/i7Ua)

560 Hey everybody.

Just finished watching "Giant." Kind of soapy but not bad.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 22, 2016 12:20 AM (ntObR)

561 Well, that's what you have to do when your engine has a power band about as broad as Barack Obama's private-sector work experience.

Nah ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Q0Svvdrx_E

This should've been the last Top Gear episode ever, but 600 hp Ford friggin' Mustangs later, technology continues to laugh at David Suzuki, Michael Mann, and the IPCC.

Posted by: carbon tax this at March 22, 2016 12:24 AM (MKGhQ)

562 >>>And then she hit me with her cane!



("Everybody lies" is one of TV's Dr. House's mottoes.)

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2016 12:08 AM (bLnSU)<<<

But her nagging cough is definitely not lupus.

Posted by: Dr. House at March 22, 2016 12:24 AM (H9MG5)

563 Well, that's what you have to do when your engine has a power band about as broad as Barack Obama's private-sector work experience.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 22, 2016 12:17 AM (/i7Ua)


It's hard to find dyno slips for a V12 Vantage, but it does not seem to have that problem. Kind of "plenty from 1500 to 7500" actually.

It's probably for a higher top speed and closer ratios.

I drove a (totally unrelated) Honda today with a *terrible* 1-2 ratio gap. It was *shocking*.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2016 12:25 AM (bLnSU)

564 This should've been the last Top Gear episode ever, but 600 hp Ford friggin' Mustangs later, technology continues to laugh at David Suzuki, Michael Mann, and the IPCC.

Posted by: carbon tax this at March 22, 2016 12:24 AM (MKGhQ)


Nice car. Too bad it looks like a jelly bean.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 22, 2016 12:27 AM (/i7Ua)

565 In this rambling, I've been throwing around Diffie-Hellman key exchange, and how the NSA may have broken this. Why is this such a big deal? Because just about all the standard point to point encryption protocols rely on it to work.

A non-mathematical explanation of how Diffie-Hellman works is this. In the lingo, we have A and B, Alice and Bob, who want to send secrets between them. Alice and Bob want to be able to be anywhere in the world, and a send a secure message.

Now, they could have each other's keys of some sort. But that is dangerous. Bob could lose the key, or someone could steal and duplicate it, and thus open anything Alice sent him.

So, Alice locks up her secret message in a box and secures with a padlock that only she has the key to. She sends it to Bob. Bob can't open it. What Bob does is take a second padlock of his own, any padlock, and lock it second time, say on a second clasp. He then sends it back to Alice. She unlocks her lock, then sends it back to Bob, who then unlocks his lock and retrieves her secret message.

Diffie-Hellman is the mathematical equivalent of that process. THe secret being sent is an assymetric encryption key that will be used to encrypt the actual real messages being sent. It would take too much computing time to do a Diffie-Hellman for every piece of info being sent.

It is almost certain now that the NSA has broken that process. It can open that key that Alice sends Bob. That's what they do out in Utah.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 22, 2016 12:28 AM (DW+jj)

566 My wife's a good driver. No seriously, ex-SCCA National. But she has always had the annoying habit of looking over quick at her shift hand to check what gear she's in. Can't do any good, and it just drives me nuts. With that Aston, she'd need to get trifocals.

There are only a couple of mechanical engineering crews in the world up to the task of designing a 7-speed manual for a powerful engine. I'd guess ZF?

For as robust as US-made manuals were in the golden age, the big hold-up in getting 5-speeds was that no firm was willing to develop a shop for new designs. We kind of lost a generation there, because everything we had was "Good enough." That used to make me grind my teeth, because a smallish US sedan with a small-block V8 in those days was just crying out for one more gear.

Your only choices to improve matters were Laycock and Bendix, and people would look at you funny just for saying the names. Not as bad as asking for a Quaiffe cluster for your Sturmey-Archer, though...

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2016 12:29 AM (xq1UY)

567 It's hard to find dyno slips for a V12 Vantage, but it does not seem to have that problem. Kind of "plenty from 1500 to 7500" actually.

It's probably for a higher top speed and closer ratios.

I drove a (totally unrelated) Honda today with a *terrible* 1-2 ratio gap. It was *shocking*.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2016 12:25 AM (bLnSU)


If the torque curve is that broad, you don't need a multiplicity of gear ratios. Unless it's for bragging rights.


Three gears under, one over, is all you need.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 22, 2016 12:31 AM (/i7Ua)

568 Your only choices to improve matters were Laycock and Bendix, and people would look at you funny just for saying the names. Not as bad as asking for a Quaiffe cluster for your Sturmey-Archer, though...

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2016 12:29 AM (xq1UY)


Bendix? Did they have a hand in the Warner gear overdrives?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 22, 2016 12:34 AM (/i7Ua)

569 No one appears to be willing to go modular - probably because of regulations - but in theory you could literally have a auto-tragic transmission replaceable as a manual in two modules.

The more bureaucratic we become the less likely that is.

Nevertheless, there is a tiny market for converting auto-only cars to manual (like midyear turbo Volvos, Dodge Chargers, the turbo Galants and a few others - oh, and Old People Cars too).

The problem is REGULATION, especially in "progressive" states.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2016 12:34 AM (bLnSU)

570 But her nagging cough is definitely not lupus.
Posted by: Dr. House
------------------
Lupus?
The kid makes a damned good martini.

Posted by: Coach Buttermaker at March 22, 2016 12:35 AM (BNgss)

571
Oh I hear ya, the problem is that I would be able to show off dead commie on a bumper sticker more than clothing. My public appearances for my job would be a no no.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2016 12:02 AM (voOPb

Doing what we can.

I take special joy when I drive into Mordor and have to pick up slugs and no, my radio is not on NPR or some other bullshit. You're going to listen to conservative radio all the way. Levin on the way home...volume goes up.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 22, 2016 12:38 AM (hlMPp)

572 Nevertheless, there is a tiny market for converting auto-only cars to manual (like midyear turbo Volvos, Dodge Chargers, the turbo Galants and a few others - oh, and Old People Cars too).

The problem is REGULATION, especially in "progressive" states.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2016 12:34 AM (bLnSU)


What the world needs is a nice, small 6-speed transmission for Crosley cars, which have small, but anemic engines. The standard 3-speed just strangles them. Beautiful engines, too. Gear-driven overhead camshaft.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 22, 2016 12:38 AM (/i7Ua)

573 If the torque curve is that broad, you don't need a multiplicity of gear ratios. Unless it's for bragging rights.

Three gears under, one over, is all you need.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 22, 2016 12:31 AM (/i7Ua)


Man, I wouldn't even know where to start.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2016 12:38 AM (bLnSU)

574 Duesenberg engines were the reason Americans only needed three gears.

Those stump-puller firsts are very common on modern minicars. Not all of them have a smooth move to second, either. Make me think bad thoughts about the designers' notion of one's driving needs.

Now, on a big truck, it's different. First could be way down in the corner, with two or three moves to the rest of the pattern, because you really were pulling stumps, or pulling a load up out of the hole. All the time in the world. Foot-long throw.

Studebaker had a 7-speed with every damn gear in a different spot on the pattern. Unscrew the engraved knob, and it was virtually theft-proof. Nobody could drive it away.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2016 12:39 AM (xq1UY)

575 But with that, night horde.

Piss off some libs with a smile on your face and watch the friendly fire (really doesn't need to be said with the ONT.)

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 22, 2016 12:39 AM (hlMPp)

576 Man, I wouldn't even know where to start.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2016 12:38 AM (bLnSU)


Start in second gear, less'n you are on a steep hill.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 22, 2016 12:40 AM (/i7Ua)

577 What the world needs is a nice, small 6-speed transmission for Crosley cars, which have small, but anemic engines. The standard 3-speed just strangles them. Beautiful engines, too. Gear-driven overhead camshaft.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 22, 2016 12:38 AM (/i7Ua)


Dude, I just drove a Honda Insight. That's enough suffering of anemia for one year.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2016 12:40 AM (bLnSU)

578 We all tend to think of cars and engine power and torque for speed and acceleration. Well, as a young man, I got to experience another side of that the didn't involve speed and acceleration. It involved moving a heavy load up hills. That was driving trucks. (Over)loaded farm trucks.

There you get to operate and engine for prolonged periods under WOT (wide open throttle) conditions. You are geared low, and that torque is being used to drag a heavy load up a hill.

Some of us would have our own sort of races with that. It was not speed. Oh no, you don't want to get too fast with a heavy load at all. It was to get up a steep hill with as much speed as possible, and see who would lag behind and who could make first or lose the least speed.

It's different than racing. But it's just as fun. And you get to hear and feel engines running WOT at max torque.

Your gearing is critical. But also the skill of the driver in knowing when to downshift and how.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 22, 2016 12:41 AM (DW+jj)

579 Those stump-puller firsts are very common on modern minicars. Not all of them have a smooth move to second, either. Make me think bad thoughts about the designers' notion of one's driving needs.

Now, on a big truck, it's different. First could be way down in the corner, with two or three moves to the rest of the pattern, because you really were pulling stumps, or pulling a load up out of the hole. All the time in the world. Foot-long throw.

Studebaker had a 7-speed with every damn gear in a different spot on the pattern. Unscrew the engraved knob, and it was virtually theft-proof. Nobody could drive it away.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2016 12:39 AM (xq1UY)


My old Morris Minors had 4-speed transmissions, and first gear was a granny gear, and unsynchronized. It wasn't until years later that I learned that you were expected to start in second, except on steep hills. Which was why it was unsynchronized. VW's were the same way until 1961, for the same reason.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 22, 2016 12:44 AM (/i7Ua)

580 If ever a car could've used another gear, the 1st-gen Integra Type R was it.

Posted by: crazy American, you want to cruise at 75 mph? at March 22, 2016 12:44 AM (MKGhQ)

581 In the 80s, manufacturers would sacrifice good gear ratios to get good 0-60 times, frequently. Not just in the 80s, but it was a "thing" then.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2016 12:49 AM (bLnSU)

582 Is that not a pretty little engine? A whole 44 cubic inches of raw, surging horsepower.


http://m1.i.pbase.com/o6/93/463093/1/136402591.8OteWDyO._E6497_Crosley_4cyl.jpg

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 22, 2016 12:50 AM (/i7Ua)

583 Bendix? Did they have a hand in the Warner gear overdrives?
I imagine it was the "invisible hand" of the engagement unit. But when I was coming up, every auxiliary overdrive was called a Bendix Unit by truckers. And every auxiliary gearbox was a Brownie-Box.

Those Crosleys were still built as marine engines until the 70's. Some versions claimed to be all stamped parts. Not even as much of what we'd call a "car engine" as Jeep's Go-Devils, but, pretty good motor for what they were. I think everybody, but especially performance drivers, ought to learn on something as comically underpowered as that. You really learn a lot, and you have a lot of time to think about it too.

You'd know, but others may not, that the Cooper Climax was a fire-pump engine when it started. What a lifetime that block had! Guy down the street used to rebuild odd factory motor equipment, and had a small airport snow-blower taken apart, complaining to me how long it took for parts to come in. The "Made in England" stamp kind of caught my eye, as it will. Darn if he didn't have Stirling Moss's Formula engine in his snowblower!

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2016 12:55 AM (xq1UY)

584 79 cubic inches, 800 hp:

https://i.yt___.com/vi/zvg19hER9iI/maxresdefault.jpg

Bare motor:

http://www.pineappleracing.com/images/companyinfo/Bekefi3a.jpg

Odd ducks, those little bizzy bees.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2016 12:59 AM (bLnSU)

585 DOH forgot the image tag:

http://bit.ly/1Rh5X3F

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2016 01:00 AM (bLnSU)

586 Those Crosleys were still built as marine engines until the 70's. Some versions claimed to be all stamped parts. Not even as much of what we'd call a "car engine" as Jeep's Go-Devils, but, pretty good motor for what they were. I think everybody, but especially performance drivers, ought to learn on something as comically underpowered as that. You really learn a lot, and you have a lot of time to think about it too.

You'd know, but others may not, that the Cooper Climax was a fire-pump engine when it started. What a lifetime that block had! Guy down the street used to rebuild odd factory motor equipment, and had a small airport snow-blower taken apart, complaining to me how long it took for parts to come in. The "Made in England" stamp kind of caught my eye, as it will. Darn if he didn't have Stirling Moss's Formula engine in his snowblower!

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2016 12:55 AM (xq1UY)


I understand they also were used to power truck reefer units for many years. I tore down one that came from a military genset. Said "Aerojet" on the block, but it was a Crosley engine. Four-ring pistons, on pistons that would be too small for a weed whacker. Forged crank, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 22, 2016 01:00 AM (/i7Ua)

587 So, w/r/t http://www.the-american-interest.com/ 2016/03/18/the-global-blue-model-crisis/ -- does anyone have any doubt that the growth of the IRA/401K private retirement scheme has its roots in public knowledge that the public/corporate pension schemes were bankrupt 30 years ago? Who didn't know that, and act accordingly?



And, now that these public/corporate deals are "going foom" right-and-left, what's the over/under on the day when IRA owners are going to be forced to turn their IRAs over for "public administration" or "pay a tax"?

Posted by: cthulhu at March 22, 2016 01:01 AM (EzgxV)

588 Odd ducks, those little bizzy bees.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2016 12:59 AM (bLnSU)


Ah, rotary engines! Now there's an engine that needs lots of gears in the box. Huge horsepower at higher RPM, but little torque at low speed. I swapped a Mazda 12A engine and tranny into a Triumph TR7. If my friend still has the car, I'd buy it from him. It was a hoot to drive. Headers, we built them. Glow red hot, they would. That one car is probably responsible for 1/8 of the total global warming in the last 20 years of the 20th Century.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 22, 2016 01:06 AM (/i7Ua)

589 Meh, girl car. "A gaiety of Miatas."
(Kid has one with the "wrong" supercharger. Just loves the girl-car line.)

Publius you are sure right about truck-driving. Bill Vukovich was a farmer.
We used to really admire the skill of "Euc" drivers, who had to bring those big damn things up the long ramp roads out of quarries. I never worked in a strip mine, but they had really big trucks. And in my day sonny (I was 13) even the loaders were manual transmissions. Men shifted for their living.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2016 01:06 AM (xq1UY)

590 Is that not a pretty little engine? A whole 44 cubic inches of raw, surging horsepower.

That's over ten HP per cylinder. Gotta be careful with that kind of power.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 22, 2016 01:06 AM (YJmuy)

591 So, tomorrow will be a great day. Ace will be all pissed off at us and will let us know it. Contrary to some opinions, I find little discord here among morons. Pretty much everyone has agreed to disagree with only a minimal number of bomb throwers.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 22, 2016 01:06 AM (iQIUe)

592 That's over ten HP per cylinder. Gotta be careful with that kind of power.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 22, 2016 01:06 AM (YJmuy)


Uh, no. 44 cubes, 24 horsepower, so 6 HP per cylinder. But the basic design was very strong. Cylinders and head cast en bloc, so no pesky head gasket leaks. You could probably supercharge the snot out of it. And make it rev to 9000 RPM.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 22, 2016 01:11 AM (/i7Ua)

593 Anyone who knew any basic math would know those pension schemes were going to blow up. They depended on unbounded exponential growth. Which isn't sustainable. Well, actually, it was even more than that. It depended on the even more unsustainability of two diverging exponentials. Basically, one is debt and the other is actual economic growth. That difference is itself an exponential.

The human mind just wants to think linearly and can't grasp the behavior of exponentials. There are a couple of common examples to illustrate the behavior, the "lily pads on the pond" and the "rice on the chessboard" parables.

The lesson is an that a runaway exponential is already too late before you know it. With linear growth, you can tell something is getting out of hand, and have time to stop it. With exponentials, it's too late before you notice it. The last chance mark occurs well before you see anything is wrong.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 22, 2016 01:12 AM (DW+jj)

594 I believe that we can build upon the tremendous successes of the Obama legacy, with Hillary at the wheel. Anything else would be racist, or homophobic, or Islamophobic, or Jewish.

Posted by: goon at March 22, 2016 01:13 AM (gy5kE)

595 Well, everybody has to have something to believe in, so I believe I will have another beer. Got the house closed to the weather today, so there's that. Woo-hoo!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 22, 2016 01:14 AM (/i7Ua)

596 Bandini got 70-some HP out of the Crosley block. In the 1950's!
"Now you just think about that."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2016 01:15 AM (xq1UY)

597 Boaty McBoatface????


Glad to see the destruction of Western civilization isn't strictly on our hands.


What a stupid time to be alive...

Posted by: GGE of the Working Horde, NC Chapter at March 22, 2016 01:16 AM (30qi/)

598 593 Anyone who knew any basic math would know those pension schemes were going to blow up. They depended on unbounded exponential growth. Which isn't sustainable. Well, actually, it was even more than that. It depended on the even more unsustainability of two diverging exponentials. Basically, one is debt and the other is actual economic growth. That difference is itself an exponential.

The human mind just wants to think linearly and can't grasp the behavior of exponentials. There are a couple of common examples to illustrate the behavior, the "lily pads on the pond" and the "rice on the chessboard" parables.

The lesson is an that a runaway exponential is already too late before you know it. With linear growth, you can tell something is getting out of hand, and have time to stop it. With exponentials, it's too late before you notice it. The last chance mark occurs well before you see anything is wrong.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 22, 2016 01:12 AM (DW+jj)



Which is why "defined-benefit" pensions should be as illegal as other Ponzi schemes. And that's at the public, private, governmental, or any other level.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 22, 2016 01:16 AM (EzgxV)

599 The human mind just wants to think linearly and can't grasp the behavior of exponentials.

Indeed, this has been a real drawback in the design of 7-speed transmissions.

I think they dodged a bullet with "Boatface." If the other choice was HMS Richard Attenborough? That's a boat-face if I ever saw one.

Time for me. Funeral tomorrow, although it should be a good-natured one.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2016 01:21 AM (xq1UY)

600 Bandini got 70-some HP out of the Crosley block. In the 1950's!
"Now you just think about that."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2016 01:15 AM (xq1UY)


I have a '48 Crosley Panel Delivery with a running engine, which is a little tired. Burns oil, it does. Also have a complete, supposedly low-miles engine and tranny on a cart, pulled out to make a hot rod. Thinking, swap the spare into the car, see if it's as good as was advertised. If so, leave it there, overhaul the takeout, and use it to build a 5/8 scale T-bucket hot rod, with exposed engine, just to fuck with peoples' heads.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 22, 2016 01:23 AM (/i7Ua)

601 Howdy, y'all.

Checking in late. Won't be here long.

Just in case nobody's posted it, Barry posing in Cuba in front of .... waitaminnit... what, b worry? (Funny pic)

http://bit.ly/1MyUzye

Now to go read the post.

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 22, 2016 01:24 AM (w46Mb)

602 Time for me. Funeral tomorrow, although it should be a good-natured one.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 22, 2016 01:21 AM (xq1UY)


Night, Stringer. Not all funerals are sad occasions. Some are celebrations of a life well-lived.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 22, 2016 01:25 AM (/i7Ua)

603 Night, Stringer. Not all funerals are sad occasions. Some are celebrations of a life well-lived.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 22, 2016 01:25 AM (/i7Ua)



And some are a reassurance...

Posted by: GGE of the Working Horde, NC Chapter at March 22, 2016 01:28 AM (30qi/)

604 Girl, 6, To Be Taken Away From Her Foster Parents of 5 Years

Soopermexican posted a link to a petition to (possibly?) help on this issue:

Soopermexican page:
http://bit.ly/1LCWnew

Petition:
https://www.change.org/p/keep-lexi-home

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 22, 2016 01:31 AM (w46Mb)

605 The "Keep 'Em" side has raised $36,877, plus three used pre-owned Subaru Foresters sporting "Ready for Hillary" bumper stickers, 3 gallons of Bondo, and 4 '57 Chevy water pumps.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 21, 2016 10:19 PM (/i7Ua)



I will throw in a 1975 Chevy C-10 steering column, tan, with keys. Tilt, even.

Posted by: GGE of the Working Horde, NC Chapter at March 22, 2016 01:33 AM (30qi/)

606 #147

I was recently recruited for a job in Sacramento, which would be a 700 mile or so daily commute.

By coincidence, whenever I get an offer like that the recruiter almost always has an Indian name. I suspect these guys are not even in the US but I can map a commute between two addresses in India, so why can't they take a moment to see if the commute is even within the realm of reason?

Posted by: Epobirs at March 22, 2016 01:34 AM (IdCqF)

607 I will throw in a 1975 Chevy C-10 steering column, tan, with keys. Tilt, even.

Posted by: GGE of the Working Horde, NC Chapter at March 22, 2016 01:33 AM


If it's from a floor-shift pickup, and therefore has no column shifter, that's a very saleable item in the hotrod marketplace.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 22, 2016 01:36 AM (/i7Ua)

608 Man, 27, Who Was Arrested for Having Sex With a Stranger on a Las Vegas Ferris Wheel Before Planned Wedding Last Month is Murdered in a Carjacking While Driving his Stripper Fiancée Home From Work

Still just as fraught with irony and dark humor - or something - as when I saw it in the morning.

Thanks for the work you do, Mr. Maetenloch. Another amazing post. You should get twice what you're paid.

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 22, 2016 01:37 AM (w46Mb)

609 One thing that is going to come to and end, one way or another, is our current Western "retirement model". You work X years, then live for a decade or longer in retirement. As life spans get longer, that retirement period lasts longer and longer.

But what does that depend on. It depends on younger people keeping you up. You may protest that you'll love on your savings. That is true. But how does that work? You use your savings to buy the things you need to keep living without working for them yourselves. And what if there aren't enough people to make all the shit the retired people need to live?

That is the basic demographic crisis we are all facing. The Baby Boom was followed by a baby bust, with Western birthrates falling hard. It's too late. If everybody started making babies like crazy now, it would still be too late.

If you're wondering why Western govts seem so damn suicidal, wanting to import all these barbarian immigrants, well there's your answer.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 22, 2016 01:37 AM (DW+jj)

610 By coincidence, whenever I get an offer like that the recruiter almost always has an Indian name. I suspect these guys are not even in the US but I can map a commute between two addresses in India, so why can't they take a moment to see if the commute is even within the realm of reason?

Posted by: Epobirs at March 22, 2016 01:34 AM (IdCqF)


Well, if they are going to pay you $800 per day for a telephone support job, you could afford to commute by air. LOL.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 22, 2016 01:39 AM (/i7Ua)

611 Thanks for the work you do, Mr. Maetenloch. Another amazing post. You should get twice what you're paid.

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 22, 2016 01:37 AM (w46Mb)


You really know how to hurt a guy, don't you?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 22, 2016 01:40 AM (/i7Ua)

612 Oh wow. The stripper fiancée was my high school prom date. No joke.

Posted by: Neil at March 22, 2016 01:43 AM (G0czZ)

613 Neil - well, she's back on the market again.

Just sayin'.

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at March 22, 2016 01:47 AM (tKRSZ)

614 Affirmative Suicide for Whites

Two "debaters" at the University of West Georgia argue that White lives have not value and that if White people believed in fighting for justice, they would kill themselves.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=11386

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 22, 2016 01:48 AM (vBeA5)

615 Oh wow. The stripper fiancee was my high school prom date. No joke.

Posted by: Neil at March 22, 2016 01:43 AM (G0czZ)



Well, she's unattached, now.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 22, 2016 01:49 AM (/i7Ua)

616 612 Oh wow. The stripper fiancee was my high school prom date. No joke.

Posted by: Neil at March 22, 2016 01:43 AM (G0czZ)



It's a small world. Dee Dee Myers, the Clinton's press secretary, was in my High School graduating class. I remember going "WTF?!?!?" in 1993.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 22, 2016 01:50 AM (EzgxV)

617 By coincidence, whenever I get an offer like that the recruiter almost
always has an Indian name. I suspect these guys are not even in the US
but I can map a commute between two addresses in India, so why can't
they take a moment to see if the commute is even within the realm of
reason?


They don't give a shit, they just want their cut.

I'm getting hit up by these idiots all the time, to move across country for a 6 month contract job with no relocation and a cut in pay.

The keywords matched when they ran a search. Why not cast a line and see if they can get a bite?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 22, 2016 01:53 AM (YJmuy)

618 Important information: What are the top porn searches and categories for the US?

http://tinyurl.com/jhchcjd

What is the number 1 in both? Lesbo, of course. But there are some fascinating and disturbing states that go in a different direction.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 22, 2016 01:59 AM (DW+jj)

619 G'night everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 22, 2016 02:00 AM (YJmuy)

620 I'm sitting here reading. I have a few Choco Chip Cookies sitting on the Table next to me, Next thing I know, one of our Cats jumps up here and starts licking the top one and then proceeds to start eating the darned thing.



Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 22, 2016 02:01 AM (WVsWD)

621 All my ills are of my own making.

All my goods are gifts.

Funny about that.

*fades suddenly*

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 22, 2016 02:02 AM (w46Mb)

622 620 I'm sitting here reading. I have a few Choco Chip Cookies sitting on the Table next to me, Next thing I know, one of our Cats jumps up here and starts licking the top one and then proceeds to start eating the darned thing.



Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 22, 2016 02:01 AM (WVsWD)




"In soviet Russia, pussy licks your cookie!"

Posted by: cthulhu at March 22, 2016 02:05 AM (EzgxV)

623 She's never shown any interest in Cookies before. Why start now other than to show me who the Boss is?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 22, 2016 02:16 AM (WVsWD)

624 She's never shown any interest in Cookies before. Why start now other than to show me who the Boss is?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 22, 2016 02:16 AM (WVsWD)


Cats eating cookies. Dogs eating lettuce. Dogs and cats living together. The end of the world as we know it.


My doggie had a couple of bites of Vienna sausage. Does that count?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 22, 2016 02:20 AM (/i7Ua)

625 That is the basic demographic crisis we are all facing. The Baby Boom was followed by a baby bust, with Western birthrates falling hard. It's too late. If everybody started making babies like crazy now, it would still be too late.

If you're wondering why Western govts seem so damn suicidal, wanting to import all these barbarian immigrants, well there's your answer.


Does Europe really expect these people with zero skills to pay as much taxes as is needed?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 22, 2016 02:21 AM (VdICR)

626 Damn. I bought 10 CD's for ten bucks at a yard sale last weekend. Playing the last one of the stack right now. Chuck Berry's Golden Hits. Production values on those were just great.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 22, 2016 02:22 AM (/i7Ua)

627 My doggie had a couple of bites of Vienna sausage. Does that count?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 22, 2016 02:20 AM (/i7Ua)

Nope. Our Cats love Vienna Sausages. Just try opening a can and they come begging. The Dogs will wolf down a whole can is a single bite and then look at you like...

"why you teasing me bro................"

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 22, 2016 02:23 AM (WVsWD)

628 627 My doggie had a couple of bites of Vienna sausage. Does that count?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 22, 2016 02:20 AM (/i7Ua)

Nope. Our Cats love Vienna Sausages. Just try opening a can and they come begging. The Dogs will wolf down a whole can is a single bite and then look at you like...

"why you teasing me bro................"

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 22, 2016 02:23 AM (WVsWD) 627 My doggie had a couple of bites of Vienna sausage. Does that count?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 22, 2016 02:20 AM (/i7Ua)

Nope. Our Cats love Vienna Sausages. Just try opening a can and they come begging. The Dogs will wolf down a whole can is a single bite and then look at you like...

"why you teasing me bro................"

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 22, 2016 02:23 AM (WVsWD)



I was mulling this over recently -- everything beef is steaks now. Used to be, you'd braise or stew lesser cuts to make them palatable....




.....as a matter of fact, much of the art of cooking in olden days was attempting to improve the edibility of sketchy inputs. Funny how that's undergoing a resurgence since top sirloin has pegged to $7.99/lb.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 22, 2016 02:31 AM (EzgxV)

629 Thunderbirds Co-Creator Sylvia Anderson Passes Away

http://preview.tinyurl.com/hgnd4v5

Posted by: The Political Hat is Go! at March 22, 2016 02:35 AM (vBeA5)

630 Crud buckets. More primaries today.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 22, 2016 02:41 AM (WVsWD)

631 Explosions at Brussels airport.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 22, 2016 02:42 AM (IdCqF)

632 Crud buckets. More primaries today.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 22, 2016 02:41 AM (WVsWD)


Still listening to Chuck Berry. Cat had, well still still has, I guess, amazing diction. You can understand, clearly, every word he sings.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 22, 2016 02:44 AM (/i7Ua)

633 "Explosions at Brussels airport."

Has cair started warning about anti muzzie backlash yet?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 22, 2016 02:53 AM (WVsWD)

634 Here is a tune, the very title of which is a pun. And it also contains some of the lowest notes ever recorded in pop music. Any guesses?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeE7eR24n9U

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 22, 2016 02:57 AM (/i7Ua)

635 Good morning horde
Expositions what?

Posted by: Skip at March 22, 2016 02:58 AM (fizMZ)

636 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeE7eR24n9U

Catchy Tune.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 22, 2016 03:01 AM (WVsWD)

637 It has begun.....

Posted by: the morigu at March 22, 2016 03:03 AM (X4/8S)

638 This is an amazing video. Downchild Blues Band, with Jane Vasey on piano, and Canadian jazz great Peter Appleyard sitting in on vibraphone. Watch the interplay between Jane and Peter. Poor Jane, she died of leukemia not many years after this was recorded. Such a cutie, too.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCR1KDxAnZ4

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 22, 2016 03:13 AM (/i7Ua)

639 Furthermore the bombs used were sophisticated and showed evidence of having been mass produced which indicates there could be a yet-to-be-found bomb factory somewhere within Europe.

think some of the bombs have been found.

think Maet was prophetic in this ONT item.

Posted by: the morigu at March 22, 2016 03:14 AM (X4/8S)

640 1 dead in two explosions

Remainder - There is no radical Islam, there is only Islam.

Posted by: Skip at March 22, 2016 03:37 AM (fizMZ)

641 THE Guardian is reporting a hospital is saying 10 dead.

Posted by: Skip at March 22, 2016 03:41 AM (fizMZ)

642 Seeing pictures of damage and blast victims there is going to be lots of injuries and deaths.
Multiple explosions 4 or 5?

Posted by: Skip at March 22, 2016 03:46 AM (fizMZ)

643 On-going bomb attacks in Brussels including in metro stations.

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 22, 2016 03:47 AM (wqVD1)

644 Fox is now reporting 10 dead

Posted by: Skip at March 22, 2016 03:47 AM (fizMZ)

645 On-going bomb attacks in Brussels including in metro stations.

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 22, 2016 03:47 AM (wqVD1)


I'm fresh out of outrage for this evening. Listening to the extended live version of Dixie Chicken by Little Feat.


This shit from the muzzies won't stop until they are hit so hard that their assholes are wrapped around their eyebrows. A hundred magatons on mecca? Just a start.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 22, 2016 03:51 AM (/i7Ua)

646 "12
Take a break today and help us name our bomber for the 21st Century!

***

I'd go with the Tepes or the Martel...both for the obvious reasons...

Posted by: 18-1 at March 21, 2016 08:59 PM (pibXr)"


In the interest of cultural diversity, I would like to suggest that the new bomber should be called "Matamoros" or Muslim killer.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 22, 2016 03:51 AM (QHgTq)

647 In the interest of cultural diversity, I would like to suggest that the new bomber should be called "Matamoros" or Muslim killer.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 22, 2016 03:51 AM (QHgTq)


That works.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 22, 2016 03:56 AM (/i7Ua)

648 Sometimes it almost seems like it would be great it we had a guy who might actually say, "Hey, I think there's a global problem with Muslim religious fanatics", or something like that.


Yeah, I know - that just sounds "CRAZY"!!

Posted by: Optimizer at March 22, 2016 03:56 AM (/q6+P)

649 "614
Affirmative Suicide for Whites



Two "debaters" at the University of West Georgia argue that
White lives have not value and that if White people believed in fighting
for justice, they would kill themselves.



More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=11386

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 22, 2016 01:48 AM (vBeA5)"


Is the University of West Georgia an historically black college? They must be really convinced that nobody takes them seriously.


The thing is that since the presidency of Barack Obama it is now necessary to take seriously the rantings of any black orator, no matter how deranged. They might get into a position where they can put their policies into practice.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 22, 2016 04:01 AM (QHgTq)

650 Well, it's 2:00 AM here in sunny Arizona. Time for me to get my beauty sleep, which I desperately need.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 22, 2016 04:04 AM (/i7Ua)

651 Brussels is going into total lockdown.

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 22, 2016 04:06 AM (vBeA5)

652 Shit.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at March 22, 2016 04:09 AM (rlfds)

653 "623
She's never shown any interest in Cookies before. Why start now other than to show me who the Boss is?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 22, 2016 02:16 AM (WVsWD)"


As Bart Simpson said, "Cats are the Devil's handmaidens." The cat was doing that just to vex you. It is the same reason that they torture mice before they eat them. If your cat was big enough it would eat you, after torturing you for a while. As it is, eating your cookies it the best it can manage.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 22, 2016 04:10 AM (QHgTq)

654 @540 'Oh good grief. Megyn Kelly on Hillary Clinton-"everybody lies". What the hell, Megyn?'


I can't watch her any more. There are long stretches where there might be a good guest, and she does a great interview, and then THAT sort of crap comes along. One would think people would have figured this out by now: she's a media darling - TO THE MSM! And what about that time where she had that friendly interview with Michael Moore where he got all creepy on her?

That being said, I DID happen to catch a short clip when she had Herman Cain on vs some jerk, and Herman read that guy the riot act like nobody's business. It was pretty awesome.

Posted by: Optimizer at March 22, 2016 04:12 AM (/q6+P)

655 Sounds like those Scottish Presbyterians named "Bob" are at it again. Maybe they should shut down immigration from there.

Posted by: Optimizer at March 22, 2016 04:14 AM (/q6+P)

656 >>Sounds like those Scottish Presbyterians named "Bob" are at it again. Maybe they should shut down immigration from there.

Yeah - the scroll on Fox news said something like, "Twin bombings at Brussels airport.....shots and Arabic shouts heard right be fore blasts...reason for explosions unknown..."

Can you imagine how much energy it takes to remain that ignorant of reality? I hope it was just PC news people and not Brussels authorities who claim the motives are unknown.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 22, 2016 04:18 AM (NOIQH)

657 Meanwhile the US Air Force is asking people on Twitter to name the new B-21 bomber. Bomby McBomberface?

Enola Gay II

Enola Not That There's Anything Wrong With That

Posted by: JT at March 22, 2016 04:22 AM (TyRdK)

658 They're not ignorant.

They damn well know why.

They just don't want to make some goatfuckers feel bad.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at March 22, 2016 04:23 AM (rlfds)

659 Takes no fucking effort on their part to blow smoke up our collective asses, especially since we have a sizable portion of the population that are dumber than a box of rocks.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at March 22, 2016 04:27 AM (rlfds)

660 >>They just don't want to make some goatfuckers feel bad.

I just....Ugh. FFS, this is a war.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 22, 2016 04:29 AM (NOIQH)

661 23 dead at this point ... up to five blasts, four days after they caught the terrorist that didn't blow himself up after the last attacks. At least one of these blasts confirmed to be by a suicide bomber ... some yelling in Arabic just before the blast. Reports they found three suicide vests at the airport, so it could have been worse.

Yet our borders are still open, and Trump is too mean to the Muslim invaders/migrants that just want to share in your health care plan, so he must be Hitler or KKK, or just like Clinton, or something.

Americanist versus globalist. Some Europeans are wishing they could keep their culture, but Brussels tyrants want "diversity" by force.

Posted by: Illiniwek at March 22, 2016 04:35 AM (N8i7l)

662 >>They just don't want to make some goatfuckers feel bad.

I have no idea what time it is in Cuba right now (probably 1961), but has anyone woken up the goatfucker in chief so he can apologize for the American Airlines counters being in the way of the jihadis at the Brussels airport? *expectorate*

Posted by: HR traegt keine Hose at March 22, 2016 04:37 AM (d1RNN)

663 hmmm, Geert Wilders is on trial in Brussels for saying negative things about muzzies.

Dear Brussels,

You might be a dumbfuck if...

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 22, 2016 04:38 AM (gyKtp)

664 hmmm, Geert Wilders is on trial in Brussels for saying negative things about muzzies.

I can hear people screaming "false flag! conspiracy!" from here.

Posted by: HR traegt keine Hose at March 22, 2016 04:39 AM (d1RNN)

665 On trial for 'hate speech'.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 22, 2016 04:40 AM (gyKtp)

666 Now they are seeing some real hate.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 22, 2016 04:40 AM (gyKtp)

667 Live stream covering the attacks.

http://news.sky.com/story/1664469/brussels-airport-and-metro-blasts-live-updates

Posted by: RickZ at March 22, 2016 04:44 AM (abt6/)

668 @661 "... Yet our borders are still open, and Trump is too mean to the Muslim invaders/migrants that just want to share in your health care plan, so he must be Hitler or KKK, or just like Clinton, or something."


Get with the program!! The new thing is "or worse". They never really say what's worse than a batshit crazy liberal, or Hitler, but there was the one guy in here who seemed to be seriously claiming that Trump would "nuke Mecca", based on the fact that somebody somewhere who Trump has probably never heard of suggested it. He seemed to have no self-awareness at all that it was crazy talk.

And don't forget, he countered a joke about small hands with his own, so obviously he's not right in the head.

Posted by: Optimizer at March 22, 2016 04:44 AM (/q6+P)

669 Daily Mail is reporting at least 23 dead.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 22, 2016 04:45 AM (gyKtp)

670 Everything is beautiful!

In its own way...

Posted by: bony eared assfish at March 22, 2016 04:53 AM (2hcmo)

671 I had to grab this gem of reporting excellence from DM:

Indeed, many witnesses at Brussels Airport today immediately jumped to the conclusion that there had been a terrorist attack, which reflects the nature of the country.

How dare they!

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 22, 2016 05:00 AM (gyKtp)

672 thx for the update optimizer ... yeah "or worse".

It seems to be "critical theory" of the left being applied to Trump, who has been consistent on fighting the globalists' export of our manufacturing, since at least 1990. Trump was praised in testimony to congress by R's and D's way back then, for his deep understanding. Now he is deemed a stupid poopy head by young bucks in Conservatism Inc.

Giuliani and many others think he would be much better than Cruz (at winning and governing), yet only the most extremist language about Trump AND his supporters is used now, by those demonstrating their true allegiance to ... to WHAT? To conservatism?

America First is what the founders believed ... these globalists are the enemy, not just the leftist Democrats. The globalists are "organized crime" at the highest level. These European bombings are a wake up call to one of the problems with their multi-culti plan to break down our western culture.

Posted by: Illiniwek at March 22, 2016 05:09 AM (N8i7l)

673 which reflects the nature of the country.

The nature of Belgium does indeed lend itself to terror attacks. They've been cultivating jihad for years.

Posted by: HR traegt keine Hose at March 22, 2016 05:09 AM (d1RNN)

674 If Belgium is the " capital" of the EU, dare we hope the jihadist gang has their sites set on Washington DC?

Posted by: Chillin the most at March 22, 2016 05:14 AM (61CqJ)

675 So, gloves off.

Nah, more of the same.

Morning horde.

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 22, 2016 05:19 AM (hlMPp)

676 674, Do we need this? I know you're trying to be funny, but think about what you said.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 22, 2016 05:21 AM (8HGb7)

677 G'morning, all.

At least we don't have to ask what fresh hell awaits us today, do we.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 22, 2016 05:24 AM (ptqRm)

678 Thinking about Obama's limp-wristed, cold fish, marshmallow -armed "salute/wave" with puppet-master Castro.
This dipshit is our leader.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 22, 2016 05:25 AM (8HGb7)

679 Phew that's another BIG LOAD off my speedos..said Hulk..a SLAM Dunk...where's my wrassling BOOTIES..now I can afford to buy Hogan's Island...................

Posted by: saf at March 22, 2016 05:26 AM (qKiBT)

680 The fucker is NOT my leader.

Fuckstick may be prez, but he sure as fuck isn't a leader.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at March 22, 2016 05:27 AM (rlfds)

681 Relgion of peaceful bombing of innocent civilians gives us 23 murders this morning as ritual sacrifice for their 'God".

Posted by: Lower class person whose opinions must be guided at March 22, 2016 05:33 AM (T5Ui0)

682 Do we need this? I know you're trying to be funny, but think about what you said.

Never go full Michael Moore. Even outside Old Country Buffet.

Posted by: HR traegt keine Hose at March 22, 2016 05:35 AM (d1RNN)

683 Will Obama or Clinton say anything about this? Will Jeh Johnson modify his "borders remain fluid stance"? We know Trump will offer a statement. Kasich will probably praise Obama saying this happened in Brussels because we are too prepared and diligent here thanks to our government. According to Conservative Treehouse blog, Trump warned Brussels in January.

Posted by: Chillin the most at March 22, 2016 05:36 AM (61CqJ)

684 SMFH, tell us how you really feel.

Too bad Ted Kennedy is not telling the Cubans - "pssstt hey we'll give you back Gitmo if you keep this guy."

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 05:37 AM (0vZ6F)

685 I've often said that everytime some thug, dictator or terrorist badmouths America, Obama nods his head in more-sorrow-than-anger agreement. But usually not while holding hands with the guy--until now.

Not only did Obama's wrist go limp when Castro grabbed him. Obama actually bowed to Castro at the start of the lovefest. Servile much?

Posted by: The Wolf Who Cried Boy at March 22, 2016 05:38 AM (Ndje9)

686 Not only did Obama's wrist go limp when Castro grabbed him. Obama actually bowed to Castro at the start of the lovefest.

I don't want to look too close, but I strongly suspect he got a boner.

Posted by: HR traegt keine Hose at March 22, 2016 05:39 AM (d1RNN)

687 "I don't want to look too close, but I strongly suspect he got a boner."

Who did he get it from?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 22, 2016 05:41 AM (ptqRm)

688 Can you imagine how much energy it takes to remain
that ignorant of reality? I hope it was just PC news people and not
Brussels authorities who claim the motives are unknown.


Posted by: Lizzy at March 22, 2016 04:18 AM (NOIQH)


It takes a certain level of dedication to unreality to spew bullshit like that. These people are insane, and devoutly so. They refuse to see the bloody obvious because it doesn't conform to their worldview.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 22, 2016 05:41 AM (J+mig)

689 Terrorism is not a new thing in Europe. Princip would be considered in this modern light a terrorist. Bader-Meinhoff, the Italian Red Brigades, or the Greek civil war anyone?

What has changed is the culture of the countries' governments who no longer even pretend to defend their citizens. Because their goals are not so plebeian.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 05:42 AM (0vZ6F)

690 Objection, Gaylord and boner... facts not in evidence.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 05:42 AM (0vZ6F)

691

I heard there was a Trump rally in Belgium, was anyone beaten as badly as I was?

Posted by: Michelle Fields at March 22, 2016 05:45 AM (HSmrB)

692 I don't want to look too close, but I strongly suspect he got a boner.

Posted by: HR traegt keine Hose at March 22, 2016 05:39 AM (d1RNN)


I don't know about Barry, but I'm sure Mooch got a boner.

Posted by: RickZ at March 22, 2016 05:47 AM (F5baA)

693 And in naval news, the great white elephant USS Zumwalt is about to start final sea trials.

"Gentlemen, I give you the great experiment." - Admiral James T. Kirk.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 05:49 AM (0vZ6F)

694 FOX was saying 23, now Fox and friends saying at least 13.

Posted by: Illiniwek at March 22, 2016 05:49 AM (N8i7l)

695 673
which reflects the nature of the country.

The nature of Belgium does indeed lend itself to terror attacks. They've been cultivating jihad for years.


Posted by: HR traegt keine Hose at March 22, 2016 05:09 AM

The headquarters of the technocrats needs a little of their own medicine. God save the innocents but the EU apparatchiks don't seem to give two hoots if this happens to other people from their idiot actions.

Posted by: Lester at March 22, 2016 05:53 AM (2UPXV)

696 Le NOOD.....


It has arrived.





Track two.
Stand clear, please

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 22, 2016 05:55 AM (ptqRm)

697 Heh Anna.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at March 22, 2016 05:59 AM (rlfds)

698 Brussels may be just the beginning of a wave of attacks.

I linked a news article last week that cited a memo circulating among London security agencies predicting multiple (up to 10) simultaneous attacks. The memo said London was the target, but they couldn't be more specific than that.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 22, 2016 06:00 AM (Dttnn)

699 Two attacks???

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 22, 2016 06:43 AM (iQIUe)

700 B+rry worships at Che's feet and the jihadis attack.

It's as if the devil is in charge.

Posted by: torabora at March 22, 2016 07:15 AM (MVzZ4)

701 I'm torn. The jury award is question. But that scuz Nick Denton getting what he deserves warms my heart.

Posted by: WannabeAnglican at March 22, 2016 07:27 AM (vFmT2)

702 The jury award is *questionable* I meant.

I shouldn't comment without coffee.

Posted by: WannabeAnglican at March 22, 2016 07:30 AM (vFmT2)

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