Overnight Open Thread (3-22-2016) – Why We Can’t Have Nice Things Edition

disappointed_turtle

Thanks to today's dumbf*ckery this is all the ONT I feel like doing.

Posted by: Maetenloch at 09:42 PM




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1 Woot

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2016 09:43 PM (voOPb)

2 Woot woot ONT

Fun

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2016 09:43 PM (voOPb)

3 Look you guys aren't stupid so let me ask you a couple questions...

1. The current toxic state of the comments here is unsustainable. What happens to things that can't go on forever?
2. Do you think Ace or the Cobs enjoy having to deal with the daily shitfest in the comments and would choose to keep on doing this? Also how many of the regular Cobs do you ever see posting here or in the comments or sidebar anymore?
3. Remember that Ace's primary source of income is this blog. What do you think happens when people's bad behavior threatens a man's livelihood?

If you answer these questions honestly, you can pretty much see what the foreseeable outcomes are.

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 22, 2016 09:43 PM (pAlYe)

4 So you were paying attention earlier today? Hope you had not seen that Maet

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2016 09:44 PM (voOPb)

5 Yay! ONT!

Posted by: EC at March 22, 2016 09:44 PM (j8YpL)

6 Deleted from the bookmarks and done. If you want to be totally one sided and people don't like that, keep your feelings in check. Glenn Beck Junior

Posted by: JustLikeThat at March 22, 2016 09:45 PM (6Q67I)

7 I guess I miss all the fun now.

How bad was it?

Posted by: EC at March 22, 2016 09:45 PM (j8YpL)

8 2. Do you think Ace or the Cobs enjoy having to deal with the daily shitfest in the comments?

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Sincere question: Why can't you just ignore it?

Posted by: iforgot at March 22, 2016 09:46 PM (5o5ek)

9 EC sighting Yay!

To answer your ? I was away most of the day EC
Sounded bad from one of aces threads

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2016 09:46 PM (voOPb)

10 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at March 22, 2016 09:47 PM (1ixhi)

11 7 I guess I miss all the fun now.

How bad was it?
Posted by: EC at March 22, 2016 09:45 PM (j8YpL)


Same here. Can somebody fill me in?

Posted by: AD at March 22, 2016 09:47 PM (QWY55)

12 EC, very very ugly and like totally so un-fun.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 09:47 PM (0vZ6F)

13 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 22, 2016 09:47 PM (KCxzN)

14 Yokoless we drift
alone in the miasma
unhappy taunt ball

Posted by: garrett at March 22, 2016 09:48 PM (c84p5)

15 When I snorkel at Pedophile Isle them turtles follow me like trailer trash bimbos! Haw!!

Posted by: Bill in Chappaqua at March 22, 2016 09:48 PM (gwG9s)

16 In what post was said shitfest most evident? I seem to have missed the drama.

Posted by: s at March 22, 2016 09:48 PM (HCXGq)

17 Some art for this thread

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Serge-Marshennikov-6.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 09:48 PM (0vZ6F)

18 Picture made me laugh - thanks, Maet :-)

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at March 22, 2016 09:49 PM (Saqzi)

19 s, might as well ask which thread did not have any screaming, wailing, or tantrums.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 09:49 PM (0vZ6F)

20 A lot of these posters remind me of my baby brother. Act up, act up & act up, then shit hits the fan on everyone.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2016 09:49 PM (voOPb)

21 Now is the great day of my power. I reign from the rivers to the ends of the earth. There is none who dares to molest, or make afraid.

Posted by: Lucifer at March 22, 2016 09:49 PM (QJHLc)

22 It's not a real punishment ONT without Yoko.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 22, 2016 09:49 PM (EZebt)

23 So are the hot air refugees fookin this gig up?

Or being infiltrated by lefties?



??

Posted by: Yo! at March 22, 2016 09:49 PM (1ixhi)

24 turtle knows more about economics than Bernie Sanders knows. Probably smells better, too.

Posted by: Mallfly of the Wild at March 22, 2016 09:50 PM (ctqZB)

25 I'm ready for som bonhomie and an alcoholic ginger ale

Posted by: Somebody tell a joke at March 22, 2016 09:50 PM (3fTXW)

26 Seeing the turtle, all I want to do is watch Babette's Feast again.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 09:50 PM (0vZ6F)

27 We can't have nice things.

Posted by: garrett at March 22, 2016 09:51 PM (c84p5)

28 Bitch McConnell, no matter who wins the primaries today.

Posted by: Picture Caption Contest at March 22, 2016 09:51 PM (H9MG5)

29
EC, no it wasnt very ugly. Read the comments. It's pretty one sided. Now I'll get banned.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 22, 2016 09:52 PM (iQIUe)

30 I done learned a new word!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 22, 2016 09:52 PM (pUDQf)

31 Maet-

Seems to me like a "perfect storm".

1. A highly contentious presidential primary season after 7 years of unsettling changes under the Obama administration
2. A massive influx of new commenters following the Hot Air comments changeover (including some professional trolling types) that did not follow the usual newbie route of 'dipping a toe cautiously in the Comments' and letting people get to know them a little better before jumping to contentious commenting.

There used to be a lot more self-policing among regular commenters, but I see lots of regular commenters (myself included) who spend a lot less time in the comments. So the policing burden falls more on you (Ace and the cobs).

Can't say how or if the environment will shake out, but hope reasoned heads prevail.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 22, 2016 09:52 PM (NeFrd)

32 Giuliani on Cavuto's show right now. Maybe should spit out the chewing gum first.

Posted by: Mallfly of the Wild at March 22, 2016 09:52 PM (ctqZB)

33 Norm McDonald's moth joke. http://youtu.be/eE6QzDrT_x8

Posted by: Somebody tell a joke at March 22, 2016 09:52 PM (3fTXW)

34 Hello...

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 22, 2016 09:53 PM (MHol+)

35 I always comment right before the ONT goes up. It is like magic.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 22, 2016 09:53 PM (kBIIG)

36 Gamera is really neat!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 22, 2016 09:53 PM (FkBIv)

37 It's turtles all the way down!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 22, 2016 09:53 PM (wYnyS)

38 Maet:

Don't let the clueless grind you down. It may seem like whakamole, but eventually trolls and people who reflexively reply to them will go away with enough fresh b@nhammer.

Posted by: Kristophr at March 22, 2016 09:53 PM (jLXo8)

39 Seeing the turtle, all I want to do is watch Babette's Feast again.


Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 09:50 PM (0vZ6F)

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I'm not sure, but I think I'm glad I don't get that.

Posted by: iforgot at March 22, 2016 09:53 PM (5o5ek)

40 That is a very disappointed turtle I must say.

Posted by: eleven at March 22, 2016 09:53 PM (qUNWi)

41 *hangs head in shame in front of the turtle*

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster browsing Bravely at March 22, 2016 09:53 PM (uURQL)

42 Gamera's full of meat!

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 09:53 PM (0vZ6F)

43 I had something really witty to say, then forgot what it was while the comments were closed. Oh well

Posted by: CB at March 22, 2016 09:53 PM (qqyG8)

44 I wish I could save my favorite long-timey commenters, and separate and exclude the new toxic ones.

Imagine two huge jars, with lids. One lid has all these holes punched in it. The other, no.

Posted by: lauraw at March 22, 2016 09:53 PM (K/zYU)

45 Hello...

Copyright infringement!

Posted by: Adele at March 22, 2016 09:54 PM (EpTMK)

46 Atlas V is scheduled to launch a Cygnus cargo ship to the ISS at 11:05 pm EDT.

http://www.ustream.tv/nasahdtv

It will fly parallel to the East Coast, so you should be able to go outside and see it, weather permitting. I saw two Shuttle flights to the ISS at about 8 minutes after liftoff here in PA.

The closer you are to Florida, the brighter and more obvious it will be.

Posted by: rickl at March 22, 2016 09:54 PM (sdi6R)

47 Well if it is so one sided why don't you start Wang, Deuce of Diamonds?

Ace's house and it's not like we haven't been warned repeatedly

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2016 09:54 PM (voOPb)

48 Instapundit is in the middle of a huge DDOS attack; been going on for about four hours now.

Posted by: richard mcenroe at March 22, 2016 09:54 PM (Kucy5)

49 The trolls don't care.

Posted by: davidt at March 22, 2016 09:54 PM (8aOqE)

50 Maet banned Backwards, MH. He saw the entire train wreck.

It was depressing.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 22, 2016 09:54 PM (kBIIG)

51 so what sort of crazy went down today?

Posted by: Jenny Hates Her Phone at March 22, 2016 09:54 PM (dgZpy)

52 Things must be really bad for ace to turn the launch keys to "execute".

Posted by: EC at March 22, 2016 09:54 PM (j8YpL)

53 We can't have nice things.

Posted by: garrett at March 22, 2016 09:51 PM (c84p5)

Yes, there was quite an object lesson on that this afternoon. That microcosm does not bode well for the future of the country!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 22, 2016 09:54 PM (wYnyS)

54 Can you describe the ruckus, sir?

Posted by: Anthony Michael Hall at March 22, 2016 09:55 PM (b1aDn)

55 might as well ask which thread did not have any screaming, wailing, or tantrums.

The thing that annoys me, as the supporter of one candidate, is that the supporters of another candidate seem incapable of admitting that the guy has any flaws or issues you might need to be concerned about.

Outside of that, these threads have seemed like the regular Republican primary fighting that's been going on for years. Did something new happen?

Posted by: AD at March 22, 2016 09:55 PM (QWY55)

56 I saw Dumbf*ckery open for Disappointed Turtle at the Lilith Festival in '99.

Posted by: Semi-engaged scroller at March 22, 2016 09:55 PM (LQLeS)

57 One part of Babette's Feast is the making of turtle soup.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 09:55 PM (0vZ6F)

58 Hi lauraW.

Your hump looks ravishing this evening.

Posted by: garrett at March 22, 2016 09:55 PM (c84p5)

59 8 2. Do you think Ace or the Cobs enjoy having to deal with the daily shitfest in the comments?
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Sincere question: Why can't you just ignore it?
Posted by: iforgot at March 22, 2016 09:46 PM (5o5ek)


Well for the most part I and others do. There are threads that I don't even peek into because I know exactly what I will find. The bad part about this is that it leaves it to ace to both write posts and attempt to keep comments from completely spinning out of control.

And why should I hang out at blog where I don't want to look at the comments?

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 22, 2016 09:55 PM (pAlYe)

60 Well, we do muck around with our Constitution. And our guns and speech. And reliigion.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 22, 2016 09:56 PM (MHol+)

61 Yoko Ono: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2i9RvBOSZ4

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at March 22, 2016 09:56 PM (pQgsb)

62 this is like the last sane site on the Internet. Please don't let the gremlins fuck it up.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 22, 2016 09:56 PM (pUDQf)

63 The comments made in POSTS, not comments, are increasingly personal and angry. Is it any surprise that the comments are also personal and angry?

Posted by: major major major major at March 22, 2016 09:56 PM (3VC8w)

64 the awful legacy of the last eight years.
Also Spracht Clintonthustra.

Posted by: Mallfly of the Wild at March 22, 2016 09:57 PM (ctqZB)

65 Speaking of dumbf*ckery, apparently writing "Trump 2016" in chalk at Emory college is triggering to the special snowflakes there:

From Insty:

http://tinyurl.com/zqgedtp

Too bad we don't have a powerhouse dedicated to destroying the Leftist College Indoctrination Complex.

Posted by: Thrawn at March 22, 2016 09:57 PM (s87AC)

66 Major Major Major; you mother wanted you named Caleb, but your father lied to her.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 09:57 PM (0vZ6F)

67 Looks like the turtle from Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 22, 2016 09:57 PM (FkBIv)

68 29 - yeah really - the comments have been very one-sided. Hate Trump 88.6%, remainder pro Trump.
Geez chill out.

Posted by: muns at March 22, 2016 09:57 PM (i8Shl)

69
I'll watch for a while,and maybe comment on anything BUT political threads.

Really do like the place, and hope this is simply growing pains, on the way to bigger and better.

And thanks, Maet, for the superb job you do.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 22, 2016 09:58 PM (P/8aq)

70 If you answer these questions honestly, you can pretty much see what the foreseeable outcomes are.

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 22, 2016 09:43 PM (pAlYe)



Some people just like to see things burn!


And I don't mean most regulars here!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 22, 2016 09:58 PM (wYnyS)

71 I'm normally a lurker, occasionally a comment-guy (with or without sockpuppet) and this you-suck-no-you-suck crap really ruins the ambiance of this very nice lounge that serves only the finest Valu-Rite to its patrons.

So . . . WTF? Do we really care who wins? Can't we all just agree to disagree, and realize that the nation we were taught to love (and that welcomed our parents and grandparents--provided they assimilated) has--like Elvis--left the building?

Yeah, that's really wimpy crap that I just wrote. Should I just give up all hope and vote for Kasich?

* makes pill-taking with downing Bourbon gesture *

Posted by: Furious George at March 22, 2016 09:58 PM (RIzwy)

72 Yoko Ono: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2i9RvBOSZ4



Least Clicked Link Ever.

Posted by: eleven at March 22, 2016 09:58 PM (qUNWi)

73 Well Garrett, it's a full moon, and I burned one lambswool buffer bonnet and an entire can of carnauba wax.

How YOU Doin

Posted by: lauraw at March 22, 2016 09:58 PM (K/zYU)

74 I like turtles.

Posted by: That Kid at March 22, 2016 09:58 PM (8aOqE)

75 What you don't know is that turtle's 150 years old. So he's actually still pissed about the election of Grover Cleveland.

Posted by: AD at March 22, 2016 09:58 PM (QWY55)

76 Matlock Error,
I feel for you. I really do.
But I have been mostly avoiding the daytime comment section for months now.

I saw today's train wreck hours after it occurred.

Allow me this:
I appreciate everything that ace, you & the other Cobs do on a daily/weekly basis. Thankless work, I know...

If it were up to me, I would've kept everything shut down for a few days.
That said,.
Good evening, Horde. Hope everyone is healthy, happy and hale.

Posted by: Chi at March 22, 2016 09:58 PM (M6nvs)

77 I guess I miss all the fun now.

How bad was it?
Posted by: EC at March 22, 2016 09:45 PM (j8YpL)


Imagine an orgy in a Tijuana whorehouse.

Full of midgets.

On bath salts.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 22, 2016 09:58 PM (fC9RO)

78 iforgot:

Can't be ignored. If you are going to allow comments, someone has to wield the b@nhammer. The load is getting more than a bit heavy, pre-convention.

Posted by: Kristophr at March 22, 2016 09:58 PM (jLXo8)

79 Oh come on Maet. I was involved in the dumbassery, but not the dumbf*ckery.
Damn.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 22, 2016 09:58 PM (hVdx9)

80 The comments made in POSTS, not comments, are increasingly personal and angry. Is it any surprise that the comments are also personal and angry?
Posted by: major major major major at March 22, 2016 09:56 PM (3VC8w)

*****

Seems like the comments resulted in the posts.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 22, 2016 09:58 PM (YLidQ)

81 Posted by: lauraw at March 22, 2016 09:53 PM (K/zYU)

You were a weird kid, weren't you?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 22, 2016 09:58 PM (pUDQf)

82 Anyone else find Cruz's face odd-looking, like it's finger-molded from play-do?

Posted by: Semi-engaged scroller at March 22, 2016 09:58 PM (LQLeS)

83 >>>Imagine two huge jars, with lids. One lid has all these holes punched in it. The other, no.


Posted by: lauraw at March 22, 2016 09:53 PM (K/zYU)<<<

Pfft. No jars. Barrels.

Posted by: Teh Barrel at March 22, 2016 09:58 PM (H9MG5)

84 Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 22, 2016 09:54 PM (kBIIG)

Wow, I spend a day rehabbing and hanging with my wife and all shit breaks lose.,

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2016 09:58 PM (voOPb)

85 BE POLITE!!!

Posted by: Frank Booth at March 22, 2016 09:59 PM (INxoa)

86 They're about to pick up the count.

Shoes on, keys in pocket so I don't lock myself out of my house, all systems go.

Posted by: rickl at March 22, 2016 09:59 PM (sdi6R)

87 There used to be a lot more self-policing among regular commenters, but I see lots of regular commenters (myself included) who spend a lot less time in the comments. So the policing burden falls more on you (Ace and the cobs).

Yeah, on days like today I avoid the daytime, political threads. I feel miserable enough about the state of this country and the world, without wallowing in it.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 22, 2016 09:59 PM (SXU3d)

88 How do we know the turtle doesn't just have gas?


Seriously?

Posted by: eleven at March 22, 2016 09:59 PM (qUNWi)

89 Mm ginger ale.

I think it's natural to complain about the candidates when they are so terrible and everything seems to be going to Helvetica.
I'm just worried all the time now.

Posted by: SarahW at March 22, 2016 09:59 PM (3fTXW)

90 major major major major at March 22, 2016 09:56 PM (3VC8w)

You seem rather...what's the word I'm lookin' for here...concerned?

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 22, 2016 09:59 PM (KCxzN)

91 I guess I miss all the fun now.

How bad was it?
Posted by: EC at March 22, 2016 09:45 PM (j8YpL)

Imagine an orgy in a Tijuana whorehouse.

Full of midgets.

On bath salts.

Posted by: Colorado Alex
****

With chainsaws

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 22, 2016 09:59 PM (hVdx9)

92 Colorado Alex, you forgot the Donkey Show on crack.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 09:59 PM (0vZ6F)

93 Both attendance AND participation on any blog are VOLUNTARY. I don't think anybody commenting here has someone holding a gun to their head.


Well, except for MUMR, but it's a water pistol filled with chocolate pudding.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 22, 2016 09:59 PM (NeFrd)

94 My wonderful candidate is so much more wonderful than that turtle.
Fuck that turtle.

Posted by: Needs to Know at March 22, 2016 09:59 PM (N7G17)

95 Wow

Least it's not yoko

Posted by: ThunderB at March 22, 2016 10:00 PM (zOTsN)

96 Awww Lauraw hawt as evah

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2016 10:00 PM (voOPb)

97 Maet, all those questions are fair. I hope I'm not particularly toxic- if I personally kick Cruz less than fairly it's all part of the game. Isn't it the way you guys play? I almost wish you hadn't told me that it's his primary source of income, because that does explain a whole lot about how personally he's takng the whole thing. I'd say Mark Levin and Erik Erikson are reacting similarly, and probably for the same reason.

Maybe the foreseeable outcomes include locking out all the new people like HotAir used to, or going to Facebook comments like HotAir does now, turning 180 degrees like LGF, or even closing comments entirely. Is that going to help or hurt the blog overall?

I can offer to dial down my rhetoric, and maybe others will do the same. That's a pretty good start, huh?

Posted by: trev006 at March 22, 2016 10:00 PM (MEHba)

98 I always comment right before the ONT goes up. It is like magic.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 22, 2016 09:53 PM (kBIIG)

Yeah me too.

Talked about meeting the prior Spanish Queen and probably nobody saw it, and I'm too lazy at this point to copy and paste.

Posted by: Blano at March 22, 2016 10:00 PM (heN73)

99 Tibby the turtle.

https://youtu.be/TFN7WmmBc8k

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 22, 2016 10:00 PM (FkBIv)

100 Gusfraba....
Gooooosfraaaaba....
GOOOOSFRAAAAABAAAA

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at March 22, 2016 10:00 PM (rbpig)

101 88 How do we know the turtle doesn't just have gas?
Seriously?
Posted by: eleven at March 22, 2016 09:59 PM (qUNWi)

He'd be floating.

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at March 22, 2016 10:00 PM (pQgsb)

102 Maet, I think relatively few people cause 99% of the problems (kind of obvious dumbass statement, I know).

I don't know if you have any better user management tools available.

I would have thrown my hands up a long time ago, so salut for patience.

I know there was talk of comment registration a while ago, and I know there were technical limitations (and probably other limitations I'm not aware of).

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2016 10:00 PM (bLnSU)

103 63 The comments made in POSTS, not comments, are increasingly personal and angry. Is it any surprise that the comments are also personal and angry?

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Ace and the cobs have always been angry, or at least passionate, as they should be. But personal? I don't think I've seen that recently (though I don't see every post every day). There is a huge problem with people thinking an attack on your preferred candidate is an attack on you (general you)

Posted by: Jenny Hates Her Phone at March 22, 2016 10:01 PM (dgZpy)

104 They're about to pick up the count.

Chockula or the one from Sesame Street?

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 22, 2016 10:01 PM (KCxzN)

105 How's the back MisHum?

I spent the day driving to Vail for a follow-up visit with my foot surgeon. My X-rays look good- the fusion is healed very nicely. Walking with regular shoes finally (3-1/2 months post-op)

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 22, 2016 10:01 PM (NeFrd)

106 Imagine an orgy in a Tijuana whorehouse.

Full of midgets.

On bath salts.




*gets live cougar ready*

Posted by: EC at March 22, 2016 10:01 PM (j8YpL)

107 "Your hump looks ravishing this evening."



Are you getting pictures that we aren't

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 22, 2016 10:01 PM (MHol+)

108 Major Major Major; you mother wanted you named Caleb, but your father lied to her.
____

Yeah, but she was asleep, so it doesn't count.

Posted by: major major major major at March 22, 2016 10:01 PM (3VC8w)

109 Shitfest went like so. Hopefully this doesn't get me banned, just telling what I witnessed. Trying to be humorous here. Seriously, don't fucking ban me!!!

- Terrorist attack in brussels, so emotions are high

- Craven opportunist Cruz slut shames Trump and uses it as opportunity to score political points

- Many Cruz supporters denounce Cruz and flip to Trump

- Ace defends Cruz, jumps on the blaming Trump bandwagon. Or, at least, it kind of seemed that way. Cruz really did cross some lines, but whatever.

- Intense commenting ensues, lots of people getting called pussies, lots of people getting banned

- One or many tech-savvy commenters prove to be unbannable, they evade the ban and just keep coming back trolling ace

- ace flips the fuck out and shuts down the whole blog, closes down all commenting, then rants about there is a 24hr moratorium and he's going to spend the rest of the day shitposting anti-Trump articles just to show Trumpsters who's boss

- hour or so later ace caves and reopens comments

- unbannable hecklers appear to troll ace again

- other not-so-tech-savvy normal hecklers troll ace. down the memory hole with them.

- many bannings

Not sure how things ended up after all that to be honest, probably raged for a while, I'm just poking in now... I'll probably get banned. Come on man, don't fucking taze me! Not in the damn ONT please!!

Posted by: Don't Taze Me! at March 22, 2016 10:01 PM (QJHLc)

110 >>How YOU Doin


Always better when you are around.
Carnuba, huh?

I thought I smelled more than just turtle.

Posted by: garrett at March 22, 2016 10:01 PM (c84p5)

111 I prefer mock turtle soup.

Posted by: Myrtle the Turtle at March 22, 2016 10:02 PM (LQLeS)

112 Tonight I dine on turtle soup!

/no prizes for that reference - everyone born from roughly 1980 to 1991 should get it, or anyone with kids born in that timeframe

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 22, 2016 10:02 PM (4/i9Y)

113 Posted by: rickl at March 22, 2016 09:59 PM (sdi6R)

What are you talking about? Space X?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 22, 2016 10:02 PM (pUDQf)

114 Distorted Memory- Fields of Black
http://preview.tinyurl.com/hva2c9s

How I am feeling these days.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 22, 2016 10:02 PM (hVdx9)

115 72 Yoko Ono: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2i9RvBOSZ4

Least Clicked Link Ever.
Posted by: eleven at March 22, 2016 09:58 PM (qUNWi)
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Is it that film she put on SNL after John was shot?

Or footage of her without clothes?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 22, 2016 10:02 PM (EZebt)

116 "*gets live cougar ready*"

Did someone invite VP Dick Cheney to the orgy?

Posted by: Kristophr at March 22, 2016 10:03 PM (jLXo8)

117 Hey everybody.

Bad week thus far. After asking you all about it last weekend, I decided to try some of that Himalayan Pink Salt in my recipes.

Alas soon after eating however, I became violently ill. Figured out the problem when I checked the label: turns out I had purchased and was eating Himalayan Bath Salts. Whoopsie doodle!

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 22, 2016 10:03 PM (ntObR)

118 " BE POLITE!!!"


Shit.


Pinky finger out.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 22, 2016 10:03 PM (MHol+)

119 I'm glad I went through this level of frustration in 2012. I think it inoculated me from any kind of political rage.

Life passes us by so quick! Keep that in mind, always.

Posted by: Max Power at March 22, 2016 10:03 PM (q177U)

120 Or footage of her without clothes?

No one's brave enough to find out without a massive dose of rum and Thorazine.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 10:03 PM (0vZ6F)

121 I don't comment hre much, but when I do, it's something hilariously funny.*






*To me only, apparently.

Posted by: the most interesting me in the world at March 22, 2016 10:03 PM (wKcQA)

122 I have an idea to help the fighting, let's all quit being anonymous wimps

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=V0WBAjIP2Yk

Posted by: Connor G Mitchell at March 22, 2016 10:04 PM (O+iEy)

123 qdpsteve, but did you write some truly esoteric and 'deep' movie script while on those salts?

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 10:04 PM (0vZ6F)

124 That turtle has more integrity in one layer of it's shell than Mitch McConnell has in his entire being.

Now then, Maet.

You carry on with what you n' Ace are doing here. And while I don't mind any number of people disagreeing with however many points of disagreement there may be, I can see no worth in their being disagreeable while so doing.

For those of you confused by the issue, it goes to point No.3, as mentioned by Maet.

If the advertisers see a disreputable environment here, one which would bestain their brand or besmirch their reputations, they'll be outta here.

Likewise, if readership falls off due to the place going south along the lines of certain moldy underinflated footballs dot con job, well, the advertisers won't pay nearly as much per scant click.

In short, assholishness costs Ace money. If not now, then pretty soon after now.

I place a high enough value on the wit, snark and smarts around here, that I'd really hate to see it go, and would be truly, royally pissed at those who'd have pissed in the Wheaties.

Reputations are fragile things, both the blog's....and more ominously, some of the adverse commenters. Some, recently brought already-known bad names from HA.

Others, like in Olde Weste times, changed their nics with the change of scenery, but that's a thin veneer for the rot that passes for their souls.

Maet, you and the other COBs hang in there, ban when you must, chew ass when needed, and when this storm passes, there'll be a whole lot more strength to the place then before.

For those of you who think I'm sucking up with this, a simple Fuck You to you, shall suffice. I've no favor to be gained, no compensation to earn.

I'm treating this just like a beach at which I enjoy hanging out, and the fucking litterbugs, drunks, pukers and pissers on the sand....well, I'll cheer when the cops haul their sorry asses off, and I'll cheer here when the banhammer falls.

Place is here to enjoy.

Moose out front DID tell everyone that, but some just didn't pay no attention, a'tall.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 22, 2016 10:04 PM (McRlu)

125 Anyone else envision all the Decision Desk people asleep on their keyboards?

Posted by: Tami at March 22, 2016 10:04 PM (v0/PR)

126 59 8 2. Do you think Ace or the Cobs enjoy having to deal with the daily shitfest in the comments?
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Sincere question: Why can't you just ignore it?
Posted by: iforgot at March 22, 2016 09:46 PM (5o5ek)


It's Ace's blog. He has a right to set standards. People who want a blog with no standards whatever are free to start their own blogs. It's that simple.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 22, 2016 10:04 PM (SXU3d)

127 "How I am feeling these days. "



How's it going these days, TKAW? You took some shit recently. Not warranted.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 22, 2016 10:05 PM (MHol+)

128 112 Tonight I dine on turtle soup!

/no prizes for that reference - everyone born from roughly 1980 to 1991 should get it, or anyone with kids born in that timeframe
Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 22, 2016 10:02 PM (4/i9Y)

Early Shredder in the TMNT cartoons, not the buffoonish one that emerged in later episodes of the show.

Posted by: Thrawn at March 22, 2016 10:05 PM (s87AC)

129 *gets live cougar ready*
Posted by: EC at March 22, 2016 10:01 PM (j8YpL)


The Warcock won't save us this time.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 22, 2016 10:05 PM (fC9RO)

130 Seamus sounds like things are looking up for you

This back surgery has been a God send

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2016 10:05 PM (voOPb)

131 Forget the political shit show, just keep thinking of hot royal asses. Another good one belongs to Princess Victoria, Sweden.She looks like a fun gal. A bit full figured, so to speak. But she's got a squat-power ass. There's some pictures of her at some damn thing, where a bunch of 'em where showing off their asses.

She's wearing some tight little Salmon-colored (I guess) number that shows it off perfectly.

I don't know why they even bother with the royal men, anymore. Who gives a fuck. They all look like doofuses anyway. Just let the royals be babes-only. Queens and princesses and do away with the stupid men. No one wants to look at 'em, and what other good are royals anyway?

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 22, 2016 10:05 PM (DW+jj)

132 lots of people getting banned

Just curious, who?

Posted by: AD at March 22, 2016 10:05 PM (QWY55)

133 125 Anyone else envision all the Decision Desk people asleep on their keyboards?
Posted by: Tami at March 22, 2016 10:04 PM (v0/PR)

I wonder if they got banned...

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at March 22, 2016 10:06 PM (pQgsb)

134 Maet, I guess I'm ignorant. Where have these comment section beatdowns been going on? Haven't seen them in the ONT as far as I can tell.

Having said that... yes, this is Ace's cyber living room and I think it behooves us all not to soil the carpet or wipe our dirty hands on the curtains.

Maybe a comment registering system is in order whereby everyone has to submit a REAL name and email addy in order to join in the fun here, although hopefully we could continue using our aliases under the actual comments. Might make it easier to weed out the continual troublemakers perhaps?

Long story short, I don't want AoS or these comment sections to go away. You all do a great job helping keep me sane. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 22, 2016 10:06 PM (ntObR)

135 Honestly Maet, I try to stay out of the comments - they've been toxic for a while. Close 'em down.

Posted by: omaniphil at March 22, 2016 10:06 PM (7A+Wa)

136 []

Posted by: SarahW at March 22, 2016 10:06 PM (3fTXW)

137 Matlock Error


Bwahahahahahaha

Posted by: ThunderB at March 22, 2016 10:06 PM (zOTsN)

138 Honestly, though, how do you live up to the expectations of a turtle?

Posted by: AD at March 22, 2016 10:06 PM (QWY55)

139 Ace and the cobs have always been angry, or at least passionate, as they should be. But personal? I don't think I've seen that recently (though I don't see every post every day). There is a huge problem with people thinking an attack on your preferred candidate is an attack on you (general you)
_______
Sure, but when I read things like "I guess his supporters only hear the inconsistent messages they like, or assume that he's got some kind of yuge, Trumpian secret strategy that would make sense of this dog's breakfast of emotional outbursts masquerading as a policy" it's clear to me at least that Ace isn't just commenting on the candidate but is also judging the supporters.

I judge supporters all the time and there's nothing wrong with it, but if I host a web site and find myself dealing with angry, unruly commenters, antagonizing them may not be the ideal course of action, and seems likely to lead to more angry unruly comments.

Posted by: major major major major at March 22, 2016 10:06 PM (3VC8w)

140 >>She's wearing some tight little Salmon-colored (I guess) number that shows it off perfectly.


No Link = Bad Form

Posted by: garrett at March 22, 2016 10:06 PM (c84p5)

141 why didn't that asshat "All Others" drop out of the race before Arizona?

Posted by: woody at March 22, 2016 10:07 PM (o7Ufw)

142 *clears throat*

Check post #17 for some art.

Please.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 10:07 PM (0vZ6F)

143 Anna, just something about a locomotive train that "thought it could..." ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 22, 2016 10:07 PM (ntObR)

144 DD just lit up the board...

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 22, 2016 10:07 PM (KCxzN)

145 First stage separation. I'm heading outside.

Posted by: rickl at March 22, 2016 10:07 PM (sdi6R)

146 Take that, Fauxcahontas!

http://tinyurl.com/gw35zhz

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at March 22, 2016 10:08 PM (Nwg0u)

147 Just curious, who?
Posted by: AD at March 22, 2016 10:05 PM (QWY55)

EVERYONE!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74BzSTQCl_c

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at March 22, 2016 10:08 PM (pQgsb)

148 115
72 Yoko Ono: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2i9RvBOSZ4



Least Clicked Link Ever.

Posted by: eleven at March 22, 2016 09:58 PM (qUNWi)

=============



Is it that film she put on SNL after John was shot?



Or footage of her without clothes?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 22, 2016 10:02 PM (EZebt)


It's a great anti-Yoko rant by Bill Burr. Well worth watching.

Posted by: davidt at March 22, 2016 10:08 PM (8aOqE)

149 Crap. Maet in the thread?


Watches ass.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 22, 2016 10:08 PM (MHol+)

150 144
DD just lit up the board...

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 22, 2016 10:07 PM (KCxzN)

All others is beating Cruz and Kasich?

Posted by: Tami at March 22, 2016 10:08 PM (v0/PR)

151 Trump up in Arizona?

Posted by: Skeezix at March 22, 2016 10:08 PM (WnCSK)

152 I feel like Lloyd Bridges in Airplane; I picked the wrong day to do my taxes.

Posted by: Oschisms at March 22, 2016 10:08 PM (ZsN9X)

153 Imagine an orgy in a Tijuana whorehouse.

Full of midgets.

On bath salts.
Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 22, 2016 09:58 PM (fC9RO)


What, no donkeys?

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 22, 2016 10:08 PM (SXU3d)

154 I just clicked on a bunch of ads from target and opti fresh contact solution. Just for you, Ace! Duck legs and white sauce on me, pardner!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 22, 2016 10:08 PM (pUDQf)

155 also, I think our much loved ace seems really defensive lately, don't know why he doesn't just laugh off all the wack jobs?

Posted by: Max Power at March 22, 2016 10:08 PM (q177U)

156 @124:

I'm with you.

Posted by: shadowofashade at March 22, 2016 10:09 PM (owQDO)

157 There is a really awesome app I downloaded last year on my iPhone but never used, until last night.

I'm sure a lot of the Morons here know about it but for those who don't it's called Sky Guide. It uses the gps on your phone to mirror the night sky on your phone. So say you point your phone at the moon, it will appear on your screen with the names of any stars relative to it. You can use this app to find stars and constellations.

The weather here in west Texas has been nice so I plan on going out and using it more often. If I had this as a kid I would have been sleeping outside everynight.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 22, 2016 10:09 PM (/E+t2)

158 Posted by: Blano at March 22, 2016 10:00 PM (heN73)
I'm interested. Was she nice?

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 22, 2016 10:09 PM (egOGm)

159 First stage separation. I'm heading outside.

Anyone see if Sandra Fluke is excited?

Anna, just something about a locomotive train that "thought it could..." ;-)

So Thomas the Would-Be Serial Rapist Train on PedoIsland with Bill Clinton?

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 10:09 PM (0vZ6F)

160 38% of the vote in.
T 45%
C 20%
Stupid jackass K 11%

Posted by: L, Elle at March 22, 2016 10:09 PM (2x3L+)

161 I can't have anything nice because I refused - despite massive family pressure - to become a Roman Catholic priest.

If I'm going to become an aging depressed alcoholic, I demand my boys be girls, dammit!

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 22, 2016 10:09 PM (1zS3A)

162 BE POLITE!!!
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please bit me.

Posted by: redc1c4 at March 22, 2016 10:09 PM (sm9eL)

163 That is a very disappointed turtle I must say.

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don't we get enough of that from Barry already?

Posted by: woody at March 22, 2016 10:10 PM (o7Ufw)

164 Sorry, those results were for AZ

Posted by: L, Elle at March 22, 2016 10:10 PM (2x3L+)

165 I judge supporters all the time and there's nothing wrong with it, but if I host a web site and find myself dealing with angry, unruly commenters, antagonizing them may not be the ideal course of action, and seems likely to lead to more angry unruly comments.
Posted by: major major major major at March 22, 2016 10:06 PM (3VC8w)


So what you're suggesting is that Ace should bite his tongue and hide his feelings lest he upset commenters on his own fucking blog?

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 22, 2016 10:10 PM (pAlYe)

166 "Early Shredder in the TMNT cartoons, not the buffoonish one that emerged in later episodes of the show.

Posted by: Thrawn at March 22, 2016 10:05 PM (s87AC) "

Also referenced in at least one of the movies, I think? And definitely quoted in the Turtles in Time game.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 22, 2016 10:10 PM (4/i9Y)

167 "This back surgery has been a God send"

Glad to hear, MH. Back surgery is normally the opposite.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 22, 2016 10:10 PM (MHol+)

168 Maet, I look forward to your post every night, but you're being all Gloomy Gus.

Bring on Cake Girl!

Posted by: Furious George at March 22, 2016 10:10 PM (RIzwy)

169 All righty then. I'm gonna scoot.


As always, endeavor to persevere!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 22, 2016 10:10 PM (NeFrd)

170 Hey everybody.

Bad week thus far. After asking you all about it last weekend, I decided to try some of that Himalayan Pink Salt in my recipes.

Alas soon after eating however, I became violently ill. Figured out the problem when I checked the label: turns out I had purchased and was eating Himalayan Bath Salts. Whoopsie doodle!

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 22, 2016 10:03 PM (ntObR)

Jesus steve.....hope you're gonna be ok.

Posted by: Blano at March 22, 2016 10:10 PM (heN73)

171 And that's numberwang!

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at March 22, 2016 10:10 PM (LWu6U)

172 How's it going these days, TKAW? You took some shit recently. Not warranted.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill
****

Thanks. I will live. Just in a dark mood lately.

Been fighting with car since Sat. Aaaaaand I just realized a blob of axle grease landed in my hair. Ick.

It's funny, we have a garbage fire here in the valley the same day of the election. Hope it's not an omen.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 22, 2016 10:10 PM (hVdx9)

173 trolls and newcomers are only part of the problem. A lot of people that were witty cyberspace company for many years cannot get past their hurt feelings that Ace and every other commenter does not support the candidate they like. (and its not only Trump folks some Cruz and former Rubio supporters can't stand that the rest of the horde doesn't/didn't all support their choice too)

We need to focus on the real enemies. ISIS, the Dems and the Rs who enable the Dem's worst actions while they pretend to oppose them.

The primary season will end, the general election will pass and win lose or draw it would be nice to have an internet hangout still functioning come 2017. Ace does not have to mimic Rush and be neutral in the meantime. Everyone else (mea culpa myself) should stop dragging the primary campaign into the comments, I haven't seen one comment that was either so witty, so well-reasoned or so eloquent it would change anyone's mind; it just amounts to trying to out shout the other groups.

Posted by: Palerider at March 22, 2016 10:11 PM (dkExz)

174 OT but yay Wild win

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2016 10:11 PM (voOPb)

175 It's been bad during elections. This election is particularly bad. A new feature is slinging intensely personal insults at our host. It's really unbelievable. You wouldn't go to a gathering at someone's home and just start screaming at them.

Posted by: ThunderB at March 22, 2016 10:11 PM (zOTsN)

176 109 - are the comments still up or once banned comments disappear? I'd like to read the exchanges for perspective.
Don't see any abnormally vicious list.

Posted by: muns at March 22, 2016 10:11 PM (i8Shl)

177 Oh,my hats just sweden. The women are rather lovely but the penalty is the men look goofy. You can see it in swedish paintings hundreds of years old.

The Danes have some fine looking fellows, though. Too bad they sound like they are trying to eject a potato from their mouths when they talk.

Posted by: SarahW at March 22, 2016 10:11 PM (3fTXW)

178 Posted by: Jim at March 22, 2016 10:04 PM (McRlu)

Thanks Jim, good post and understood.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 22, 2016 10:11 PM (/E+t2)

179 137 Matlock Error

Bwahahahahahaha
Posted by: ThunderB
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Don't profile me!

A few weeks back, autocucumber created that name at some ungodly hour, and now that's what i call him. Personally, I think it's hilarious.

Posted by: Chi at March 22, 2016 10:11 PM (M6nvs)

180 A lot of people are actually experiencing Their Own Private Reality, and everything is interpreted or credited/discredited based on what they want.

So clearly the only thing to do is to write a script that replaces all instances of "Trump" with "Edward" and "Cruz" with "Jacob," and within a few hours people will be so skeezed out by their own comments and everyone else will be laughing so hard at the vitriolic Team Jacob vs. Team Edward fight that everyone will just.... just...

...well, probably stroke out, but you can't hold me responsible for that.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2016 10:11 PM (bLnSU)

181 clearly the solution is a special comments area for the platinum members. And then perhaps a platinum membership...

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at March 22, 2016 10:12 PM (o7Ufw)

182
Donald Trump 46.8%
All Others 22.0%
Ted Cruz 20.7%
John Kasich 10.5%

Who the hell is all others??

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 22, 2016 10:12 PM (iQIUe)

183 I assume primary stuff should stay on the other thread. There's some AZ numbers on DD now.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster browsing Bravely at March 22, 2016 10:12 PM (uURQL)

184 Bill Clinton is in Santa Barbara today. He met with supporters and he's at a fundraiser in hope ranch tonight.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 22, 2016 10:12 PM (egOGm)

185 If the advertisers see a disreputable environment here, one which would bestain their brand or besmirch their reputations, they'll be outta here.

I'm internet ignorant. Advertisers can choose whether or not to have ads here?

Did not know that. I thought it was based on cookies, or key words, or sumpin' sumpin'.

Posted by: Blano at March 22, 2016 10:12 PM (heN73)

186 ThunderB, actually some would hurl insults at the party. But online is safer since the host can't pull out an Uzi and hose down the rude people.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 10:12 PM (0vZ6F)

187 >>>Posted by: Maetenloch at March 22, 2016 09:43 PM (pAlYe)

***

I am a recent arrival. I love this place. I try (and generally succeed) to be fully decorous at all times.

I have no control over the barbarians.

Do I?

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 22, 2016 10:12 PM (1zS3A)

188 11 7 I guess I miss all the fun now.

How bad was it?
Posted by: EC at March 22, 2016 09:45 PM (j8YpL)


No, shit! I picked a hell of a day to organize the garage.

Posted by: cicero Kaboom! kid at March 22, 2016 10:12 PM (d7wFx)

189 BE POLITE!!!
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please bit me.


Posted by: redc1c4
****

You heard him. POLITELY bite him. I mean, he did ask you to.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 22, 2016 10:13 PM (hVdx9)

190 157 There is a really awesome app I downloaded last year on my iPhone but never used, until last night.

I'm sure a lot of the Morons here know about it but for those who don't it's called Sky Guide.
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I just got this app because of you. thanks, it's pretty awesome

Posted by: Connor G Mitchell at March 22, 2016 10:13 PM (O+iEy)

191 Maybe this would help with the adjustment in tone around here. Yeah, I'm Pollyanna but this is still what I would suggest.

Let's all go ahead and assume the worst has happened: Hillary's been elected, the SCOTUS isn't going to be ours again for generations.

So what can we do? Is everything hopeless? I would still say, no.

The Soviet Union wasn't just brought down by the big stuff, like the 'evil empire' speech; it also suffered by way of millions of little cuts made by tens of thousands, if not more, people determined to topple their system.

Yes, it took 72 years for them to do it. But it got done.

We have to learn to think more like our enemies, and learn to think long-term and maybe even further ahead than that.

Technology, kindness and creative thinking are our friends.

I refuse to believe the left is or is anywhere near all-powerful in this nation. At least, not yet.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 22, 2016 10:13 PM (ntObR)

192 "So what you're suggesting is that Ace should bite his tongue and hide his feelings lest he upset commenters on his own fucking blog?"



Do your magic. We are guests. That voo-doo that you do so well.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 22, 2016 10:13 PM (MHol+)

193 Merovign, start up a GoFundMe for that Edwards/Jacobs script. I'll toss in $5.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 10:14 PM (0vZ6F)

194 major major major major:

Ace was trying to be nice. Most bloggers would simply b@nhammer such a person, and anyone who supports them. And anyone who encourages them by replying.

The first amendment ends at that "private property" sign.

Posted by: Kristophr at March 22, 2016 10:14 PM (jLXo8)

195 as eating Himalayan Bath Salts. Whoopsie doodle!

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 22, 2016 10:03 PM (ntObR)

Oh No Steve! Hopefully no permanent damage. You go to the urgent care place?

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 22, 2016 10:14 PM (/E+t2)

196 54 Can you describe the ruckus, sir?

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well it started as a hootenanny, spiraled into a brouhaha and before you knew it, it was a full scale donnybrook.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at March 22, 2016 10:14 PM (o7Ufw)

197 Honestly, though, how do you live up to the expectations of a turtle?
Posted by: AD at March 22, 2016 10:06 PM (QWY55)


Stay in turtle college, call home every weekend, get a good job, meet a nice turtle, and start making little turtles ...

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster browsing Bravely at March 22, 2016 10:14 PM (uURQL)

198 []

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 22, 2016 10:14 PM (R+30W)

199 Okay, so here's the idiocy of the Sanders campaign in a nutshell.


He is running ads in Alaska now, harping on how we need to break up the big banks and tax the crap out of them to pay for universal college educations and welfare. In Alaska. Good luck with that.

How many university degrees does it take to drive a dogteam, trap beavers and ermines, shoot a moose and dipnet fish? Not a damned one.

How many delegates will he get per dollar for these ads, which are currently incessant on the radio? Not a damned one. So, his math on the "big banks" and taxes is about the same as his math on advertising spending for his campaign, which is infantile at best.

Aaaaand, I'm damned sick of hearing his whiny harping on things that just make him look foolish. Shut the fuck up, Bernie. Enough already. I got my moose and fish, and I sure don't need you to pick my pocket for whiny babies who will surely waste their "free" education. They are already wasting their high school time, why should this be any different?

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 22, 2016 10:14 PM (+YMhA)

200 I'm internet ignorant. Advertisers can choose whether or not to have ads here?

Did not know that. I thought it was based on cookies, or key words, or sumpin' sumpin'.
Posted by: Blano at March 22, 2016 10:12 PM (heN73)

Somehow I don't think I'm going to stop seeing Vegas or Rosetta Stone ads anytime soon, no matter what people comment on.

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at March 22, 2016 10:15 PM (pQgsb)

201 Howdy, y'all.

Don't know where the line got finally crossed today, before or after I quit reading comments, but when I gave up, I commented to Milady, felt like I was wasting my time.

Not the usual enjoyable waste of time, but a serious, distressing waste.

The trolls (several, rightly called out by regulars, but that didn't deter them), troll-like strange nics, and even a few regulars who seemed off their meds, just made the usual discussions and debates difficult-to-impossible. And that was just the morning threads.

Hope it cools out, because the AoS blog - boss, cobs, and commenters - is, as a rule, the best on the web.

♥ So... ♥

Here's some ONT-appropriate content, as an offering of hope for better peace for the future and a happier Maetenloch - one of SciShow's best videos ever:

Why Do We Have Butt Hair?
https://youtu.be/BgsdhmLrLPA

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 22, 2016 10:15 PM (5a8XA)

202 I just got this app because of you. thanks, it's pretty awesome
Posted by: Connor G Mitchell at March 22, 2016 10:13 PM (O+iEy)

Awesome! Hope you like it.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 22, 2016 10:15 PM (/E+t2)

203 Posted by: Palerider at March 22, 2016 10:11 PM (dkExz)
I try to take the position no enemies to the right. I reserve my vitriol for the left.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 22, 2016 10:15 PM (egOGm)

204 "He met with supporters and he's at a fundraiser in hope ranch tonight.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 22, 2016 10:12 PM (egOGm)"

Hope ranch? Shit, I thought this was going to be the Bunny Ranch.

Posted by: Bubba Clinton at March 22, 2016 10:15 PM (4/i9Y)

205 I'd like to take this chance to apologize to Senator McConnell. It won't happen again sir.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at March 22, 2016 10:15 PM (o7Ufw)

206 Az called trump?

Posted by: Skeezix at March 22, 2016 10:16 PM (WnCSK)

207 And why should I hang out at blog where I don't want to look at the comments?


Posted by: Maetenloch at March 22, 2016 09:55 PM (pAlYe)


Honest! I didn't want to touch any sacred objects. I just wanted to peek inside the temple!

Posted by: Beverly Hills Ninja at March 22, 2016 10:16 PM (d7wFx)

208 Posted by: Blano at March 22, 2016 10:00 PM (heN73)
I'm interested. Was she nice?

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 22, 2016 10:09 PM (egOGm)

Didn't really get a chance to talk to the Queen or the daughters, but they all (along with the King) seemed nice, pleasant.

This was a private club used to major celebrities being there, but when the King & Co. showed up, holy crap, anybody who was anybody would just stop and stare.

They came there two years in a row. Quite an experience.

Posted by: Blano at March 22, 2016 10:16 PM (heN73)

209 Blano and Arson, went to the Urgent Care.

Don't think they quite understood the problem. They sent me to the medical marijuana clinic.

"Calgon, take me awayyyy!!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 22, 2016 10:16 PM (ntObR)

210 Tuesday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/712334526261948416

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/712334682977914880

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/712334810488958977

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/712334960800169984

Posted by: kbdabear at March 22, 2016 10:16 PM (R3XYv)

211 "Been fighting with car since Sat. Aaaaaand I just realized a blob of axle grease landed in my hair. Ick.
"


What are you working on?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 22, 2016 10:16 PM (MHol+)

212 What you don't know is that turtle's 150 years old. So he's actually still pissed about the election of Grover Cleveland.

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first time or second?

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at March 22, 2016 10:16 PM (o7Ufw)

213 I'd like to take this chance to apologize to Senator McConnell. It won't happen again sir.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at March 22, 2016 10:15 PM (o7Ufw)

---------------------------
Don't bet on it.

Posted by: Senator McConnell's mirror at March 22, 2016 10:16 PM (5o5ek)

214 Merovign, Personal Reality or their own Personal Idaho?

But yeah, a lot of people have let the cheese slip off their crackers.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 10:17 PM (0vZ6F)

215 I don't comment very often, especially lately. Just keep hitting the ban hammer and eventually this will all sort out (after Trump tanks).

In the mean time I'm hitting the tip jar, I think ill quit the internet the day Ace hangs it up.

Posted by: Cashin at March 22, 2016 10:17 PM (yYjdV)

216 Posted by: Bubba Clinton at March 22, 2016 10:15 PM (4/i9Y)
I imagine that is what he will be saying to his scheduling person on the way to the airport.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 22, 2016 10:17 PM (egOGm)

217 Daylurking was painful today again. No matter what side it comes from, hurling ninja-like stars of hate kinda ruins the mood anywhere.

Ace, Maet, and co. deserve better.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 22, 2016 10:17 PM (GzDYP)

218 "Az called trump?"

46 vs 21 so far.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 22, 2016 10:17 PM (MHol+)

219 182
Donald Trump 46.8%
All Others 22.0%
Ted Cruz 20.7%
John Kasich 10.5%

Who the hell is all others??
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 22, 2016 10:12 PM (iQIUe)

Yoko Ono's mild-mannered alter-ego.

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at March 22, 2016 10:17 PM (pQgsb)

220 So what you're suggesting is that Ace should bite his tongue and hide his feelings lest he upset commenters on his own fucking blog?

_____

If he wants a higher class of comments, yes. If you want to have a rough and tumble no-holds barred...how do you say it? Fucking blog, then yes, say whatever you like. If you want to run a business, then being hostile to your customers is a suboptimal business plan. And just as a matter of principle I think avoiding being rude where possible is a good idea. Finally, leading by example is something to try when all else fails: if Ace doesn't like rude personal attacks in the comments, avoid at all costs rude personal attacks in posts. Trump the candidate is and should be fair game for all criticism. But some of the comments about Trump supporters? Might as well channel your inner McCain and call them wackobirds.

Posted by: major major major major at March 22, 2016 10:17 PM (3VC8w)

221 Imagine an orgy in a Tijuana whorehouse.

Full of midgets.

On bath salts.

---

well I can always make room for one more fetish

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at March 22, 2016 10:17 PM (o7Ufw)

222 Merovign, start up a GoFundMe for that Edwards/Jacobs script. I'll toss in $5.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 10:14 PM (0vZ6F)


I haven't been able to write anything coherent in weeks, and certainly won't until this interminable, horrifying endless miserable move is over and I get some freakin' sleep.

Other than that, I'm fine.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2016 10:17 PM (bLnSU)

223 So I am kind of no longer funemployed. I am working - now I need to, you know, get paid for it.

Details, details.

But, the point is, since I was actually doing something productive, I missed the fun.

Can't we all just get along?

Meanwhile, Trump over Cruz by 25 points in AZ?

I started saying this a long time ago.

People need to get used to saying "President Trump."

Will make heads a lot less splodey once you get used to it.

Posted by: blaster at March 22, 2016 10:17 PM (2Ocf1)

224 Sincere question: Why can't you just ignore it?

***

Because, if ignored, there will eventually be nothing left but assholes in the comments. A good number of regulars have fled due to the direction the comments section has taken as of late.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 22, 2016 10:17 PM (SEXy3)

225 I don't think Ace or others have any problem what we have to say to Obama or McConnel or Reid or anyone else, as long as we're not actually breaking the law by publicly threatening them.

The problem IMHO is that we turn on each other way too often.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 22, 2016 10:18 PM (ntObR)

226 Maetenloch,
I have read some comments in posts & leave w/o commenting.

It's Ace's Blog & if people can't follow Ace's few rules, ban them.


Early voting shouldn't be allowed. I read that Maricopa County in Arizona had processed almost 250,000 early votes & it's 26 days. I read an article last week that exit polling suggested around 16,000 of those votes wasted on Rubio.
I'm sure there were more counties but that county was cited in two articles I read.


Posted by: Carol at March 22, 2016 10:18 PM (sj3Ax)

227 I didn't see it. The Centaur engine is much smaller and fainter than the Shuttle's three main engines.

Posted by: rickl at March 22, 2016 10:18 PM (sdi6R)

228 RK I wasn't expecting the early positive results. I thought I would be part of the 15% who don't experience positive results

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2016 10:18 PM (voOPb)

229 I generally don't bother with the comments, but instead go here to see if there is anything Drudge hasn't covered. This blog is now less useful because the posts seem to be anti-Trump 24/7.

Now I also like Cruz, but his backers have gotten me to the point that I want him to lose the nomination to Trump because f*ck all y'all. Or something like that.

Posted by: Dogbert at March 22, 2016 10:18 PM (fz1Nv)

230 Blano,

Indeed, the ads are as you say, 99.9% of the time.

But any given advertiser can specify sites as "blacklist", and their ads won't run on those URLs.

Now, that won't happen right away, but given enough shyte on a site, some tender nosed customer might bring the problem to the advertiser's attention, and zap, they're gone.

It's not normally noticed by the advertiser, but when any number beyond the first one or two customer emails arrive at their Contact Us link, then the game is afoot. A vile, toe-fungused, toe-jammed, damn smelly non-athletic foot, at that.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 22, 2016 10:18 PM (McRlu)

231 I'm too lazy to construct the tiny url for Princess Victoria's hot royal ass.
The one I'm remembering was actually at William and Kate's wedding.
Put "Princess Victoria at William and Kate wedding" in Google, and it will turn up the pics.

They were going hat crazy there, as they do, but she's a wearing a tight little number that frames that butt perfectly. Again, she looks like a fun gal.

It was Pippa's ass that got all the attention at that silly show, but Princess Victoria was doing pretty good, too.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 22, 2016 10:18 PM (DW+jj)

232 Sitting here watching the Arizona results come in, wanting to drive to Arizona and Gibbs-smack 46% of Republicans upside their heads.

Posted by: Picky at March 22, 2016 10:18 PM (ilSwI)

233 Chi

I think Matlock Error is hilarious

I laugh like a fool whenever i read it

Posted by: ThunderB at March 22, 2016 10:19 PM (zOTsN)

234 198 []

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 22, 2016 10:14 PM (R+30W)

++++

So, what's up with this?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 22, 2016 10:19 PM (R+30W)

235 Hey ho! Just woke up from a nap.

Damn now the doggehs want out. BRB.

Posted by: Farmer at March 22, 2016 10:19 PM (o/90i)

236 "but if I host a web site and find myself dealing with angry, unruly commenters, antagonizing them may not be the ideal course of action, and seems likely to lead to more angry unruly comments."

Guess you think rape victims encourage rapists by not wearing a burlap sack.

Posted by: Dick Nixon at March 22, 2016 10:19 PM (VQ7bK)

237 President Trump.
Best laugh of the night
Thanks

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2016 10:19 PM (voOPb)

238 109 - are the comments still up or once banned comments disappear? I'd like to read the exchanges for perspective.
Don't see any abnormally vicious posts.

Posted by: muns at March 22, 2016 10:20 PM (i8Shl)

239 What are you working on?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill
****

2000 Camry V6. Rear motor mount/passenger side axle replacement.

Taking a running kick to the nuts might be more enjoyable.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 22, 2016 10:20 PM (hVdx9)

240 Did anybody see it in the southeast? You would have had a much better chance during first stage burn.

Posted by: rickl at March 22, 2016 10:20 PM (sdi6R)

241 >>>Talked about meeting the prior Spanish Queen and probably nobody saw it, and I'm too lazy at this point to copy and paste.

Posted by: Blano at March 22, 2016 10:00 PM (heN73)

***

I got a head so clean and squared away, she did not mind taking a dump on it.

Do I get a mention?

Posted by: Girl-Shooting Marine at March 22, 2016 10:20 PM (1zS3A)

242 Posted by: Blano at March 22, 2016 10:16 PM (heN73)
I like hearing stories like that. Especially if the people are kind and gracious.
I always get the pool cover service kid to gossip about the famous people they meet.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 22, 2016 10:20 PM (egOGm)

243 Just back from caucus in rural Utah. Cruz won 66% of the ballot for what it's worth. Trump and kasich practically tied

Posted by: Vanceone at March 22, 2016 10:20 PM (uvD66)

244 224 Sincere question: Why can't you just ignore it?
***
Because, if ignored, there will eventually be nothing left but assholes in the comments. A good number of regulars have fled due to the direction the comments section has taken as of late.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 22, 2016 10:17 PM (SEXy3)


Because bad commenters end up driving out the good. Most of the best commenters have already fled the blog or just lurk these days.

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 22, 2016 10:21 PM (pAlYe)

245 I'm selfishly glad Ace relented because My Website Went Live Today! and I'd like the Horde to rampage *carefully* through it.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 22, 2016 10:21 PM (GDulk)

246 I used to be up there with Sven in the running for the #1 commenter on this blog on a weekly basis. A thousand or more comments per week.

I have seen vitriol and screaming before. But what we are seeing now is seriously making this place so toxic I am a hairs breath away from just walking away.

So yes, you've about cured my addiction.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 10:21 PM (0vZ6F)

247 Wife says AP just called AZ for Trump.

Posted by: Farmer at March 22, 2016 10:22 PM (o/90i)

248 >>>So what you're suggesting is that Ace should bite his tongue and hide his feelings lest he upset commenters on his own fucking blog?

We always love when ace skewers a stupid troll, but it seems like everything is much more personal now.

The whole Trump vs Cruz has made things toxic.

Posted by: Max Power at March 22, 2016 10:22 PM (q177U)

249 MH



RK I wasn't expecting the early positive results. I thought I would be part of the 15% who don't experience positive results"


I rarerly ever hear good results from back surgery. If you are having it......God Bless. I am so glad from you.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 22, 2016 10:22 PM (MHol+)

250 Polliwog, getting a 404.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 22, 2016 10:22 PM (ntObR)

251 Who the hell is all others??


Probably early voting cast for people who have dropped out, plus write-in protest votes.

Posted by: Hector's Inflatable Wife at March 22, 2016 10:22 PM (iynDC)

252 - other not-so-tech-savvy normal hecklers troll ace. down the memory hole with them.

- many bannings

Not sure how things ended up after all that to be honest, probably raged for a while, I'm just poking in now... I'll probably get banned. Come on man, don't fucking taze me! Not in the damn ONT please!!

---

pretty much like Thanksgiving Dinner with the family. with moister turkey.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at March 22, 2016 10:22 PM (o7Ufw)

253 Oh, guess I should have said "Link in nic."

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 22, 2016 10:22 PM (GDulk)

254 >>>I prefer mock turtle soup.

Posted by: Myrtle the Turtle at March 22, 2016 10:02 PM (LQLeS)

***
She-turtle soup is the best.

Which I imagine you'd prefer not to know.

Posted by: Girl-Shooting Marine at March 22, 2016 10:23 PM (1zS3A)

255 Guess you think rape victims encourage rapists by not wearing a burlap sack.

_______

Yes that's exactly what I think. But I like rape.

Posted by: major major major major at March 22, 2016 10:23 PM (3VC8w)

256 So, I understand the President was doing the wave at a baseball game in Cuba today. There are actually a lot of things in common between American baseball games and Cuban. For example, a famous tradition at Washington National games is the fourth inning President's race; where Teddy Roosevelt always loses. In Cuba, they have the same thing, except the contestants are three guards and a political prisoner, and the prisoner always gets shot right before getting to home plate.

I'm told the crowd loves it. Or else.

Posted by: Baron bon Mot at March 22, 2016 10:23 PM (J3UIw)

257 Okay let me remind everyone that THERE IS A PRIMARY THREAD BELOW THIS ONE. Please keep your politics and primary-related comments there.

Thank you.

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 22, 2016 10:23 PM (pAlYe)

258 The closer you are to Florida, the brighter and more obvious it will be.

I watched it from my backyard.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 22, 2016 10:23 PM (kBIIG)

259 I'm selfishly glad Ace relented because My Website Went Live Today! and I'd like the Horde to rampage *carefully* through it.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 22, 2016 10:21 PM (GDulk)


Grats!

Your URL in name isn't working. not sure if you need http:// or www. in there.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster browsing Bravely at March 22, 2016 10:23 PM (uURQL)

260 "2000 Camry V6. Rear motor mount/passenger side axle replacement. "


Oh, dude.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 22, 2016 10:23 PM (MHol+)

261 These are the wages of having a comments section.

People get passionate.

People get angry.

People hurl invective.

Also known as what happens in meat space.

Shut em down and you won't have much of a blog

Remember, Breitbart didn't come here to read the pithy writing, he came here to see what people were saying and arguing about in the comments.

This is no different than what used to happen in the bix forums and on icq or any of the other ancient communication platforms.

This behavior has not changed one iota.

Posted by: Kreplach at March 22, 2016 10:23 PM (WVvzl)

262 What are you working on?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill
*****
Here is a pic of what it looks like
http://preview.tinyurl.com/guly5pb

The big hole is where the axle goes thru and usually welds itself into the housing.

I have about 10 hours into it and only half way done.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 22, 2016 10:24 PM (hVdx9)

263 Banned commenters comments are deleted.

Posted by: Carol at March 22, 2016 10:24 PM (sj3Ax)

264 246 I used to be up there with Sven in the running for the #1 commenter on this blog on a weekly basis. A thousand or more comments per week.

I have seen vitriol and screaming before. But what we are seeing now is seriously making this place so toxic I am a hairs breath away from just walking away.

So yes, you've about cured my addiction.
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 10:21 PM (0vZ6F)

Don't do that Anna. It's the regulars who will keep this place on the rails.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 22, 2016 10:24 PM (pUDQf)

265 When I snorkel at Pedophile Isle them turtles follow me like trailer trash bimbos! Haw!!
Posted by: Bill in Chappaqua
--------------

Aw.., you drag a hunnert dollah bill through a reef, no telling what you might hook.

Posted by: James Carville, conducting war on turtles at March 22, 2016 10:24 PM (9mTYi)

266 That turtle helped me escape the last time. I lasooed it with a rope I made of human hair.
From my back.

Posted by: jack sparrow at March 22, 2016 10:24 PM (d7wFx)

267 testing

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster browsing Bravely at March 22, 2016 10:24 PM (uURQL)

268 Another test.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster browsing Bravely at March 22, 2016 10:25 PM (uURQL)

269 One more test.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster browsing Bravely at March 22, 2016 10:25 PM (uURQL)

270 >>Most of the best commenters have already fled the blog or just lurk these days.


The. Fuck.

Posted by: garrett at March 22, 2016 10:25 PM (c84p5)

271 I think by the time Tilikum finishes with that axle, he just may welcome me turning him into sushi. ;

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 10:25 PM (0vZ6F)

272 This behavior has not changed one io

***

You don't think so? Then I invite you to go back a bit and scroll the threads of a year ago or, better, several years ago.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 22, 2016 10:25 PM (SEXy3)

273 Thanks Jim.

Posted by: Blano at March 22, 2016 10:25 PM (heN73)

274 Posted by: qdpsteve at March 22, 2016 10:22 PM (ntObR)

For some reason "ace comments" has attatched itself to the address even though it doesnt show in the URL bar. Anyway, knitnkitten.org is the address.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 22, 2016 10:26 PM (GDulk)

275 "Yes that's exactly what I think. But I like rape.

Posted by: major major major major at March 22, 2016 10:23 PM (3VC8w) "

'Rape, murder, arson, and rape.'

'You said rape twice.'

'I like rape.'

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 22, 2016 10:26 PM (4/i9Y)

276 Spacecraft separation!

Posted by: rickl at March 22, 2016 10:26 PM (sdi6R)

277 ReactionaryMonster browsing Bravely, three testies? Ewwww.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 22, 2016 10:26 PM (hVdx9)

278 Good, I see that Jim is here!
I wanted to thank you for the other night (and AlaBAMA, Willy J, AOP, & everyone else).
Since you asked, here's a pic of that "free" Mercedes I drove home Friday evening:

http://tinypic.com/r/qp1loy/9

This is exactly how I got it. I haven't even sprayed it with a hose yet...

Posted by: Chi at March 22, 2016 10:26 PM (M6nvs)

279 It's the http://

Put in http://knitnkitten.org

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster browsing Bravely at March 22, 2016 10:26 PM (uURQL)

280 It's pretty simple.

Rule number one is that this is Ace's blog. He decided that he was going to support Cruz. Because of this decision, he attacks Trump and points out the many zany shit sentences that Trump likes to say.

Me, being a Trump supporter finds this mildly annoying but quickly remember that I'm on Ace's blog. Do I enjoy the subtle and often not so subtle jabs of lumping Trump supporters as fascist brown shirts?

I do not.

But then I remember rule one. As far as I can tell, no one is being banned for disagreeing.

Plus, I hold on to hope that Ace will join the Trump train after Cruz (Ted is a mess) is defeated. Then we can all join hands and crucify Hillary one by one.

But again, rule number one.

Posted by: Community Organizer at March 22, 2016 10:26 PM (Bjvsz)

281 Why don't we dump the vitriol where it belongs?
Huffington.Post.

Posted by: cicero Kaboom! kid at March 22, 2016 10:27 PM (d7wFx)

282 Sorry Merovign that things are still going sideways for you. Hope it all picks up soon for you.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 10:27 PM (0vZ6F)

283 I'm too lazy to construct the tiny url for Princess Victoria's hot royal ass.
The one I'm remembering was actually at William and Kate's wedding.
Put "Princess Victoria at William and Kate wedding" in Google, and it will turn up the pics.



Alright, these royals you guys are mentioning simply aren't doing anything for me. So, let's get historical:

Princess Elisabeth

http://thefirstwaltz.tumblr.com/post/104615465493/her-grand-ducal

Posted by: AD at March 22, 2016 10:27 PM (QWY55)

284 Don't know where the line got finally crossed today, before or after I quit reading comments, but when I gave up, I commented to Milady, felt like I was wasting my time.

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 22, 2016 10:15 PM (5a8XA)


It happened in a thread where the title was based on an article that lied about what Trump said. This was pointed out in the comments (which both ace and maet saw) and no one saw fit to even add an update to the post - saying that the original article was full of shit and a hit job.

In that thread some people were screaming at each other about some stupid shit but that was about it.

That's all I have to say. This is all getting pretty tedious. I like the commenters here. The blog seems flipped out over the fact that a certain someone is winning. It's pretty weird and it looks as if it isn't going to end well. Lots of bridges being burned.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 22, 2016 10:27 PM (zc3Db)

285
Is Hugh Hewitt a transmannequin?

He looks like he's trying to live as a plastic dummy.

Posted by: cucumbah watah for customah only! at March 22, 2016 10:27 PM (o2321)

286 "I don't mind if a gent strikes a match on the furniture, as long as he's careful to go with the grain." - Groucho Marx

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at March 22, 2016 10:27 PM (O4NI/)

287 The whole Trump vs Cruz has made things toxic.

Posted by: Max Power at March 22, 2016 10:22 PM (q177U)


I agree. Not just toxic for us, but toxic for the entire movement, and any future that doesn't leave us with just wishing for SMOD.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 22, 2016 10:27 PM (HalrA)

288 []

Posted by: Ignoramus at March 22, 2016 10:27 PM (bQxkN)

289 I think by the time Tilikum finishes with that axle, he just may welcome me turning him into sushi. ;


Posted by: Anna Puma
****

I'm taking the car with me. It's become personal now. It's mad that I dumped it for a younger, prettier car.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 22, 2016 10:27 PM (hVdx9)

290 >>>What, no donkeys?

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 22, 2016 10:08 PM (SXU3d)

***

Midgets on bath salts. Donkeys with canines.

Dear Lord, please remove these occasions for sin from my mind...

Posted by: Girl-Shooting Marine at March 22, 2016 10:27 PM (1zS3A)

291 Polliwog put http://www.
In front otherwise Pixy eats it

Maet thanks for your patience
Hopefully posters will behave now

Posted by: @votermom at March 22, 2016 10:28 PM (cbfNE)

292 Test

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 22, 2016 10:28 PM (GDulk)

293 Long time lurker here...the blog was a shit show today and amusing from my standpoint...some of you get really riled up over INTERNET comments. Whatever. Didn't realize this was ace's main source of income...hitting the tip jar for $50 if I can figure it out.

Posted by: tankkiller69 at March 22, 2016 10:28 PM (/mq7p)

294 Bruce w/a Wang,
"All Others" are at least 250,000 that voted early in Maricopa County in Arizona.

They voted based on people that were still running when they voted. It should be stopped in all states.
2-3 days before a primary would be enough.

Posted by: Carol at March 22, 2016 10:28 PM (sj3Ax)

295 Posted by: Blano at March 22, 2016 10:16 PM (heN73)
I like hearing stories like that. Especially if the people are kind and gracious.
I always get the pool cover service kid to gossip about the famous people they meet.


Posted by: CaliGirl at March 22, 2016 10:20 PM (egOGm)

The King's visits were probably the best, runnerup was the afternoon I skied with Katherine Bach, the original Daisy Duke. Boy could she fill a ski suit.

Posted by: Blano at March 22, 2016 10:28 PM (heN73)

296 >>> I generally don't bother with the comments, but instead go here to see if there is anything Drudge hasn't covered. This blog is now less useful because the posts seem to be anti-Trump 24/7.


Funny you say that. I'm purposely avoiding Drudge till his Trump obsession ends, which doesn't look like anytime soon.

What we have right now is a subset of the party divided. The part that's independent, libertarian/conservatish is splitting. One side is angry and going with a man who is promising to bust some balls. The other side still sees value in the party and wants to reform it.

These are two opposite forces and I just don't see any reconciliation right now. Things have to play out before things calm down.

Just think, there are a lot of people right now who have no clue and interest in this. Maybe I should fill out a bracket or a mock draft. This sucks.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 22, 2016 10:28 PM (/E+t2)

297 258 The closer you are to Florida, the brighter and more obvious it will be.

I watched it from my backyard.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 22, 2016 10:23 PM (kBIIG)


Cool!

I had seen two Shuttle launches here in PA, but I didn't see anything tonight. Obviously, the Centaur second stage engine is much smaller and fainter than the three Shuttle main engines.

Posted by: rickl at March 22, 2016 10:28 PM (sdi6R)

298 Okay let me remind everyone that THERE IS A PRIMARY
THREAD BELOW THIS ONE. Please keep your politics and primary-related
comments there.

Thank you.


Posted by: Maetenloch at March 22, 2016 10:23 PM (pAlYe)

------------------------------
Hmm, I can't think of much else to say about disappointed turtles than I already have.

Posted by: iforgot at March 22, 2016 10:28 PM (5o5ek)

299 Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 22, 2016 10:27 PM (HalrA)

SMOD is a tease.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 22, 2016 10:28 PM (pUDQf)

300 Chi - nice, very nice.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 22, 2016 10:29 PM (9mTYi)

301 I commented in that thread at comment 40 that it was going to be a train wreck. It was the perfect storm of riled up newbies, inflamed passions, and an Ace post that was throwing gasoline on a fire that had been burning for a few hours.

It lived up to my fears. Some of the regulars who are Trump fans were trying to calm it all down, to their credit.

I suspect that some of the worst comments were deleted and not seen by many.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 22, 2016 10:29 PM (kBIIG)

302 I originally started reading for the humor. Can we haz humor again? And Lace Wigs?

Posted by: GT 5.0 at March 22, 2016 10:29 PM (Nk0GK)

303 Blano, wow!! Lucky you. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 22, 2016 10:29 PM (ntObR)

304 Did anybody see it in the southeast? You would have had a much better chance during first stage burn.

Posted by: rickl at March 22, 2016 10:20 PM (sdi6R)

First stage only.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 22, 2016 10:29 PM (T78UI)

305 NASA TV into launch replays now.

Posted by: rickl at March 22, 2016 10:29 PM (sdi6R)

306 "Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 10:21 PM (0vZ6F) "

Two things.

1. Please stay! You're still the only moron I've met in person, and if you leave who will get my oblique anime references? I can't be an island!

2. As a writer, I figured I should tell you that it's "hair's breadth." You know, like the width of a hair, i.e. very small. But you probably already knew that and just mistyped.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 22, 2016 10:29 PM (4/i9Y)

307 Because bad commenters end up driving out the good. Most of the best commenters have already fled the blog or just lurk these days.


Posted by: Maetenloch at March 22, 2016 10:21 PM (pAlYe)

I would say lately total comments have gone way up, but great comments and/or funny ones, especially ones that make me literally laugh out loud, have gone way down.

Posted by: Blano at March 22, 2016 10:29 PM (heN73)

308 for a good time go to youtube and type in "dolphins on drugs". it's a bbc clip of some dolphins getting high off a puffer fish's neurotoxin. they pass it around and get blitzed. the most amazing youtube video i've seen.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 22, 2016 10:29 PM (WTSFk)

309
I'd like put Hugh Hewitt and David Brock together, dress them both in tight white jumpsuits and present them as space aliens from the future. What a couple of strange looking dudes.

Posted by: cucumbah watah for customah only! at March 22, 2016 10:29 PM (o2321)

310 And test again

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 22, 2016 10:29 PM (GDulk)

311 Chi, now you just need a Ferrari and some pastel suits. Plus move to Miami.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 10:30 PM (0vZ6F)

312 I would say lately total comments have gone way up, but great comments and/or funny ones, especially ones that make me literally laugh out loud, have gone way down.

What's that supposed to mean?!?!?!?!?

Posted by: qdp "make 'em laugh" steve at March 22, 2016 10:30 PM (ntObR)

313 Howdy, y'all!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at March 22, 2016 10:30 PM (EzgxV)

314
Posted by: Ignoramus at March 22, 2016 10:27 PM (bQxkN)


Please see Maet's comment about politickin in the ONT.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 22, 2016 10:30 PM (pUDQf)

315
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 22, 2016 10:29 PM (GDulk)


Close, need to put in http, not htpp.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster browsing Bravely at March 22, 2016 10:31 PM (uURQL)

316 Oh, dude.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill
****

Does not begin to describe it, but yes.
I have a transmission swap coming up on another car and I'm thinking it can't be worse than this.
If it is I'll just let it fall on me and my loved ones can collect the insurance.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 22, 2016 10:31 PM (hVdx9)

317 245
I really like the orifice hooks--your site says she'll be doing more items so I'll keep an eye out!

Posted by: Lirio100 at March 22, 2016 10:31 PM (WY8ka)

318 What's that supposed to mean?!?!?!?!?
Posted by: qdp "make 'em laugh" steve at March 22, 2016 10:30 PM (ntObR)


It means the chocolate ration has increased.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster browsing Bravely at March 22, 2016 10:31 PM (uURQL)

319 Hey, with this Sky Guide app I can confirm that there are things like the Moon and stars behind the continuous cloud cover. Even in the rain! Thanks!

Posted by: Inhabitant of Western Washington at March 22, 2016 10:31 PM (FtrY1)

320 So . . . WTF? Do we really care who wins? Can't we all just agree to disagree

---

I agree. That we should just agree to disagree.
None of our bitching is going to change who wins or loses in November.

Posted by: @votermom at March 22, 2016 10:32 PM (cbfNE)

321 Jim is King

Posted by: concrete girl at March 22, 2016 10:32 PM (ceWrl)

322 This is no different than what used to happen in the bix forums and on icq or any of the other ancient communication platforms.
This behavior has not changed one iota.
Posted by: Kreplach at March 22, 2016 10:23 PM (WVvzl)


Um no.

I've been involved with on-line comments for 30+ years going all the way back to FidoNet and BITNET so I think I'm pretty good at reading and groking the state of comments. The current state of comments here is toxic and the kind of thing you tend to see before a forum collapse to just a core group of assholes and low traffic.

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 22, 2016 10:32 PM (pAlYe)

323 Gotta wrap up the shift; back later maybe.

Posted by: Blano at March 22, 2016 10:32 PM (heN73)

324
Hugh Hewitt looks like he belongs on the set of woody allen's Sleeper movie.

Posted by: cucumbah watah for customah only! at March 22, 2016 10:32 PM (o2321)

325 ***qdpsteve's Top 5 Most Unfunny Top 5 Lists***

5. "Top 5 Most Stirring John Kasich Anecdotes"

4. "Top 5 Most Feminine Items In qdpsteve's Wardrobe"

3. "Top 5 Least Popular Top 5 Lists"

2. "Top 5 Most Reasonable Comments Made By Donald Trump"

1. This one

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 22, 2016 10:33 PM (ntObR)

326 "I have about 10 hours into it and only half way done."

What were the attachments?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 22, 2016 10:33 PM (MHol+)

327 Well, it couldn't possibly be easy on a tablet, right? Anyway....knitnkitten.org

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 22, 2016 10:33 PM (GDulk)

328 Well in other exciting news, I got my spectral multiband resonator today and I have to say it's pretty damn awesome.

Getting into eurorack modular gear has been extremely fun and draining on the wallet.

Posted by: Kreplach at March 22, 2016 10:33 PM (WVvzl)

329
or Annie Hall

Posted by: cucumbah watah for customah only! at March 22, 2016 10:33 PM (o2321)

330 Arizona is messed up.

Posted by: Saxon at March 22, 2016 10:33 PM (kXzR8)

331 []

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 22, 2016 10:33 PM (/E+t2)

332 I go all they way back to TREXNET and this shit be crazy.

Posted by: eleven at March 22, 2016 10:33 PM (qUNWi)

333 Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 22, 2016 09:52 PM (NeFrd)


2 cents. I basically lurk. The few comments I make are either rightly ignored -- I am not that clever or smart -- or bantered back and forth nicely. From my lurking nest I noticed a change when HA changed it's commenting format and many came here. And then, of course, there is this very strange political place we are in as the Obama Reign ends. So much damage in 7 years.

That said, I really appreciate the work Ace and the Cobs do. And I love the ONT Maet -- great job. Thanks.

Posted by: gracepc at March 22, 2016 10:34 PM (OU4q6)

334 broseidon king of the brocean, aawwww you say the nicest things evah.

Have you been watching Konosuba - God's Blessing Upon this World?

https://youtu.be/CqZj6wh5d2Y

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 10:34 PM (0vZ6F)

335 The current state of comments here is toxic and the
kind of thing you tend to see before a forum collapse to just a core
group of assholes and low traffic.


Posted by: Maetenloch at March 22, 2016 10:32 PM (pAlYe)


Hope there's a way to avert that. I've always enjoyed this place and its culture.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 22, 2016 10:34 PM (HalrA)

336 Because, if ignored, there will eventually be nothing left but assholes in the comments. A good number of regulars have fled due to the direction the comments section has taken as of late.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 22, 2016 10:17 PM (SEXy3)

Because bad commenters end up driving out the good. Most of the best commenters have already fled the blog or just lurk these days.
Posted by: Maetenloch at March 22, 2016 10:21 PM

Umm, I might suggest that that is an insult to those that continue to comment here. There are a number of good folks who continue to preserve here.

Just ban the azzholes, I saw plenty today that indulged in personal attacks and you warned them, that is nice. But when they continue why not wield the banhammer?

I understand it's a tough job you have. But there are many regulars hanging in here and being civil. JMHO

Posted by: Farmer at March 22, 2016 10:34 PM (o/90i)

337 330 Arizona is messed up.
Posted by: Saxon at March 22, 2016 10:33 PM (kXzR

- - -

Arizona can't be stumped.

Posted by: Community Organizer at March 22, 2016 10:35 PM (Bjvsz)

338 Oops, just saw your primary thread comment Maet. My bad.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 22, 2016 10:35 PM (/E+t2)

339 Sorry Merovign that things are still going sideways for you. Hope it all picks up soon for you.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 10:27 PM (0vZ6F)


Me too, and you too.

--

This mess is months in the making and there is very little introspection. People who don't see their part in something can't change it, that's what Im' worried about.

I wrote a whole big thing but I'm not sure it would help anymore.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2016 10:36 PM (bLnSU)

340 "dplphins on drugs" it's a bbc clip on youtube amazing.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 22, 2016 10:36 PM (WTSFk)

341 Don't blame me for all the vitriol on today's threads. I was campaigning for General Zod!!

ALL. WILL. KNEEL!!!

Its a sad and thankless job but I will be well rewarded when General Zod conquers all.

All that said, I've pretty much stick to ONTs and non political stuff here.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 22, 2016 10:36 PM (4Sfcv)

342 >>>> Well in other exciting news, I got my spectral multiband resonator today and I have to say it's pretty damn awesome.
Getting into eurorack modular gear has been extremely fun and draining on the wallet.
Posted by: Kreplach at March 22, 2016 10:33 PM (WVvzl)
-------
No one knows what you're talking about, nerd.

jk

Posted by: L, Elle at March 22, 2016 10:36 PM (2x3L+)

343 Posted by: ReactionaryMonster browsing Bravely at March 22, 2016 10:31 PM (uURQL)

Lol, okay I'll try one more time

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 22, 2016 10:36 PM (GDulk)

344 Hi,
Maet, of course you and ace have the right to ban anybody you wish, but I was saddened to see slapweasel and Backwards Boy were among the banned. While I have no idea what they wrote, neither of them are recent HA arrivals or trolls. Both are regulars who have made entertaining and informative comments in the past. I would hate to see either permanently given the boot because they lost their tempers today.

Heck, there have been times when I've lost my temper too and posted comments I've regretted. Most of the time I catch myself. I hate to think that one slip might result in a permanent ban, because I really am grateful for this place and all the fine work the ewok and cobs do.

Again, your call.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 22, 2016 10:36 PM (P8951)

345 Polliwog, now it's working. Nice blog. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 22, 2016 10:36 PM (ntObR)

346 Axle into the transmission.
Combo rear motor mount/axle race bearing bolted to the back of the engine. Bracket the bolts to the sub frame and the motor mount. I Finally got the axle and mount out today and I'm hoping it will be easier to put the new ones in.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 22, 2016 10:37 PM (hVdx9)

347 Longtime lurker sometime comment..
Wow...It's bad enough we have lefty douchebags to deal with destroying our country etc... BUT now we turn on ourselves... Cruz/Trump..that jackoff Kasich...establishment tards etc. And it spills over to this blog WTF...
All that's left is to stock up on Vodka and ammo....for fuck sakes...

Posted by: Knightbrigade at March 22, 2016 10:37 PM (MNTEm)

348 Rocket cam replay!

Posted by: rickl at March 22, 2016 10:37 PM (sdi6R)

349 I would say lately total comments have gone way up,
but great comments and/or funny ones, especially ones that make me
literally laugh out loud, have gone way down.

Posted by: Blano at March 22, 2016 10:29 PM (heN73)

Not funny? Not funny how? I don't amuse you anymore? Not like a clown?

Posted by: Tommy DeVito at March 22, 2016 10:37 PM (8aOqE)

350 I hope rickl doesn't get rick-rolled into a Rocket Mortgage.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 10:38 PM (0vZ6F)

351 Whoot! Thanks Monster and Votermom. It's not nearly as pretty on this Fire as a desktop or the phone, but at least I can check on it now.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 22, 2016 10:38 PM (GDulk)

352
Posted by: Kreplach at March 22, 2016 10:33 PM (WVvzl)
-------
No one knows what you're talking about, nerd.

jk
Posted by: L, Elle at March 22, 2016 10:36 PM (2x3L+)

I'm a nerd and even I don't know WTF that is. Probably some Star Trek cosplay thing.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 22, 2016 10:38 PM (pUDQf)

353 Well, it couldn't possibly be easy on a tablet, right? Anyway....knitnkitten.org
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 22, 2016 10:33 PM (GDulk)


Heh. Link in my nic.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster Bravely supporting kittens at March 22, 2016 10:38 PM (uURQL)

354 Because bad commenters end up driving out the good. Most of the best commenters have already fled the blog or just lurk these days.
Posted by: Maetenloch
-------------

What are we?!? Chopped liver?

Posted by: Chi at March 22, 2016 10:38 PM (M6nvs)

355 No one knows what you're talking about, nerd.

jk
Posted by: L, Elle at March 22, 2016 10:36 PM (2x3L+)

****

If he can hum a few bars, I can fake it.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 22, 2016 10:38 PM (YLidQ)

356 310
And test again

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 22, 2016 10:29 PM (GDulk)

You have htpp:// instead of http:// in your link.

Posted by: Tami at March 22, 2016 10:38 PM (v0/PR)

357 "Have you been watching Konosuba - God's Blessing Upon this World?

https://youtu.be/CqZj6wh5d2Y

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 10:34 PM (0vZ6F) "

Just about to start watching Erased and Konosuba with a friend of mine. Most anime fans I know are in general agreement that those are the standout shows of the previous season.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 22, 2016 10:38 PM (4/i9Y)

358 >>>Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 22, 2016 10:17 PM (SEXy3)

***

Your point is well taken.

For myself, I note names and comments, integrate names and comments, and sensible comments attached rise above the noise.

Now, mind you, I am only observing. If you have to make money off this blog, I can easily understand to introduction of massive retaliation to get those who might drive away traffic to go away.

On a related note, my company, (866) DIAL-A-NINJA, may be able to handle your issues. A well-respected web site, "The Onion", has reviewed some of our work, search it. (Not made clear there, we finalized the agreements about Hell's new tenth layer. We don't fuck about. Just sayin', yo.)

Posted by: Girl-Shooting Marine at March 22, 2016 10:38 PM (1zS3A)

359 Someone said slapweasel was banned in an earlier thread, but he pooped up to say it wasn't so.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 22, 2016 10:38 PM (R+30W)

360 If some people don't behave, no more blog, no more ONT

No More ONT, no more Compliance Pics

Act as if the Boob Pics depend on it, because they do

Actually, I've pretty much avoided the Daywalker Threads because there's so many names I don't recognize.

Longtimers that I know and who get this place have earned the proud badge of MORONS and MORONETTES

Others are just commenters

Posted by: kbdabear at March 22, 2016 10:38 PM (R3XYv)

361 Nice ONT Mast...

Don't angry, be hoppy!

//Sven "Mr Prozac" Place in US Tour

This evening at Danville Illinoise

Posted by: Sven10077 at March 22, 2016 10:38 PM (rZD6k)

362 popped

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 22, 2016 10:38 PM (R+30W)

363
What were online comments like in 1986?

> Hi
9:28pm

>> Hello?
9:35pm

> Where are you from?
9:41pm

>> New York
9:47pm

>Yankees Suck.
9:55pm

>>Are we the only ones here in this chatroom?
9:56pm

>Yes, I think so.
10:06pm

Posted by: cucumbah watah for customah only! at March 22, 2016 10:38 PM (o2321)

364 Polliwog, cool site! Congrats!

Posted by: @votermom at March 22, 2016 10:39 PM (cbfNE)

365 ZOD?! THAT SPLITTER?!

Posted by: richard mcenroe at March 22, 2016 10:39 PM (Kucy5)

366 I am chopped liver.

Posted by: eleven at March 22, 2016 10:39 PM (qUNWi)

367 I was very leery about Konosuba but it has amused me so far. They have been picked up for a second season.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 10:39 PM (0vZ6F)

368 Anybody seen the Hat? I checked out his blog today. It's really classy.

So I left.

Don't know if he allows cutoffs and sandals with tube socks pulled up all the way.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 22, 2016 10:39 PM (/E+t2)

369 But at least Cuse is in the Sweet 16.

Posted by: eleven at March 22, 2016 10:39 PM (qUNWi)

370 "1. This one

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 22, 2016 10:33 PM (ntObR) "

No derringers?

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 22, 2016 10:39 PM (4/i9Y)

371 Someone said slapweasel was banned in an earlier thread, but he pooped up to say it wasn't so.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous
****

Way too much fiber will cause that.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 22, 2016 10:40 PM (hVdx9)

372 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 22, 2016 10:40 PM (YJmuy)

373 Test4.

Posted by: tbodie at March 22, 2016 10:40 PM (YxyYj)

374 I've been involved with on-line comments for 30+ years going all the way back to FidoNet and BITNET so I think I'm pretty good at reading and groking the state of comments. The current state of comments here is toxic and the kind of thing you tend to see before a forum collapse to just a core group of assholes and low traffic.

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 22, 2016 10:32 PM (pAlYe)


I've seen that happen. People get to feeling entitled and their ego is too tied up in what they're saying, and they have no sense of what they look like from the outside so they literally have no idea what effect they're having (call it denial or lack of self awareness)... so it just spirals downward.

I hope I haven't done anything like that. I would rather be banned than have the spiral take the whole community out.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2016 10:40 PM (bLnSU)

375 360 KBDaBear,

I'll type something witty next week.




Posted by: Sven10077 at March 22, 2016 10:40 PM (rZD6k)

376 Someone said slapweasel was banned in an earlier thread, but he pooped up to say it wasn't so.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 22, 2016 10:38 PM (R+30W)


Oh, this is like buzzion thinking he's not dead, isn't it?

Best tell Slap to make peace with being banned.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster Bravely supporting kittens at March 22, 2016 10:40 PM (uURQL)

377 >Yes, I think so.
10:06pm
Posted by: cucumbah watah for customah only! at March 22, 2016 10:38 PM (o2321)


Dude. That was really funny. That brought back some memories.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 22, 2016 10:40 PM (/E+t2)

378 Posted by: Chi at March 22, 2016 10:26 PM (M6nvs)
Nice ride.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 22, 2016 10:40 PM (egOGm)

379 I think some people are forgetting that when all is said and done, we are still on the same side.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 22, 2016 10:41 PM (hVdx9)

380 Rocket cam 2nd stage!

Posted by: rickl at March 22, 2016 10:41 PM (sdi6R)

381 What are we?!? Chopped liver?
Posted by: Chi at March 22, 2016 10:38 PM (M6nvs)


More like bologna. Definitely not ham though.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 22, 2016 10:41 PM (pUDQf)

382 BTW, because Ace said "Going Charles Johnson on people", Toot went all over Twitter with a screenshot bragging how he's in Ace's head and how Toot never had to shut down comments (helps when you've banned them all).

Posted by: kbdabear at March 22, 2016 10:41 PM (R3XYv)

383 De-lurks:
Remember, Ace & Co. have been sued a few times - vile comments can put a target on a site, and even if you win that's time & money spent defending yourself.

I used to love the style of the comments here, but it's gotten dumber. Some still shine, but it seems the insults (among other things) are less creative (probably because they're filled with more emotion), probably because a lot of us are disappointed to find out that the people we thought were our ideological pals aren't.

Posted by: Parker at March 22, 2016 10:41 PM (OU36M)

384 Well, well, the ONT! I was quite chagrined earlier, thinking things were over here, but glad to see comments got turned back on.

So, you kinda have to be a fan of Charles Dickens, but I kinda like this joke. It's about drinking and it's stupid, my criteria for my jokes.


Q: What did the bartender say after Charles Dickens ordered a martini?

A: "Olive or twist?"



Posted by: Theresa D., the Fab one at March 22, 2016 10:42 PM (MeXxt)

385 Who's toot?

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 22, 2016 10:42 PM (/E+t2)

386 NDH's hash is sexy 3?

word

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 22, 2016 10:42 PM (ubByS)

387 Best tell Slap to make peace with being banned.
Posted by: ReactionaryMonster Bravely supporting kittens at March 22, 2016 10:40 PM (uURQL)

*****

You can probably tell him yourself when he posts here tonight and his comment is not deleted.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 22, 2016 10:42 PM (YLidQ)

388 Most of the best commenters have already fled the blog or just lurk these days.

Yep. I certainly don't count myself in that cadre, but the quality of comments has gotten about 75% dumber. And less funny.

We used to have good-faith, interesting debates. Sometimes heated, but mostly civil. Now it's largely You talk like a fag and your shits all retarded.

It started when the comments got infested with Palinistas from HA, C4P and elsewhere. Now the same crowd has a new Candidate of Stupid to obsessively fawn over.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at March 22, 2016 10:43 PM (KRwzj)

389 Bologna?

Some here are olive loaf...

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 10:43 PM (0vZ6F)

390 Yeah what pop said above.

If the gop goal was to divide, disorganize, dispirit, delegitimate and drive off well intentioned folks, the plan worked perfectly. If that wasn't the plan well, they screwed up again. Let's not let them break up the morons.

Posted by: simplemind at March 22, 2016 10:43 PM (BTnAK)

391 >>>probably because a lot of us are disappointed to find out that the people we thought were our ideological pals aren't.


That about sums it up.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 22, 2016 10:43 PM (/E+t2)

392 "I was very leery about Konosuba but it has amused me so far. They have been picked up for a second season.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 10:39 PM (0vZ6F) "

I know some people are pretty much allergic to ecchi. I'm fine with it, it just has to be funny. Ecchi for its own sake does nothing for me.

And there's definitely been a profusion of "hey we're real life RPG characters" as an anime trope lately, but surprisingly a lot of those shows are pretty good (Sword Art Online and Log Horizon for example).

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 22, 2016 10:43 PM (4/i9Y)

393 Nothing wrong with shutting down the comments today. It was like 6th period lunch in this motherfucker.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 22, 2016 10:43 PM (ubByS)

394 Posted by: DonnaV (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 22, 2016 10:36 PM (P8951)

As far as I know slapweasel isn't banned. And in Backwardsboy's case I asked people not to do X (which has already been covered in several posts) and then he went and did X.

He can come back though if he's willing to promise to not do X in the future.

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 22, 2016 10:43 PM (pAlYe)

395 >>>> Someone said slapweasel was banned in an earlier thread, but he pooped up to say it wasn't so.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 22, 2016 10:38 PM
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"pooped up," huh? I won't bother asking for an explanation.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 22, 2016 10:43 PM (2x3L+)

396 374 Mero,

Some posters would be well served by taking a break and looking at posting here through an "am I adding ANYTHING positive?" prism....

Not accusing anyone more than I accused myself prior to my break.

Posted by: Sven10077 at March 22, 2016 10:43 PM (rZD6k)

397 382: I keep forgetting LGF is still around.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 22, 2016 10:43 PM (4Sfcv)

398 I think Toot is in one of aces stool samples

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2016 10:44 PM (voOPb)

399 []

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 22, 2016 10:44 PM (MHol+)

400 You can probably tell him yourself when he posts here tonight and his comment is not deleted.
Posted by: Tim in GA at March 22, 2016 10:42 PM (YLidQ)



"I am not banned!"

"Are too!"

"Oh yeah? Then who are you arguing with!?"

"Figment of my imagination."

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster Bravely supporting kittens at March 22, 2016 10:44 PM (uURQL)

401 As far as I know slapweasel isn't banned. And in Backwardsboy's case I asked people not to do X (which has already been covered in several posts) and then he went and did X. He can come back though if he's willing to not do X in the future.
Posted by: Maetenloch at March 22, 2016 10:43 PM (pAlYe)

Had the same argument with my girlfriend.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 22, 2016 10:44 PM (pUDQf)

402 Maet


Perhaps Pixy can write a script so that whenever the banhammer is used it will write the name of the person who is banned and the time and date when the banning happened to the sidebar. This might serve the function of a fresh head on a stick by the gate of a medieval town to demonstrate that the rules are enforced. If there are a bunch of these on the sidebar, that would be an indication that today would be a bad time to let one's inner asshole out for a stroll.


Perhaps this will induce a modicum of courtesy in people's interactions.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 22, 2016 10:44 PM (QHgTq)

403 Again, your call.
Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 22, 2016 10:36 PM

Hey Donna!

When were Slap and BBoy banned, today? I missed that.

Posted by: Farmer at March 22, 2016 10:44 PM (o/90i)

404 If only people would stop being wring on the internets...

I kid.
But seriously, same old arguments over and over, so boring.

Posted by: @votermom at March 22, 2016 10:45 PM (cbfNE)

405 A comment registration system may be the only way.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at March 22, 2016 10:45 PM (/WPPJ)

406 Because bad commenters end up driving out the good. Most of the best commenters have already fled the blog or just lurk these days.
Posted by: Maetenloch


That's a depressing comment.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 22, 2016 10:45 PM (A/3fN)

407 Posted by: ReactionaryMonster Bravely supporting kittens at March 22, 2016 10:38 PM (uURQL)

Thanks Monster! And naturally I adore your current nic.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 22, 2016 10:45 PM (GDulk)

408 Konosuba isn't heavy into ecchi. Fan-service, oh yeah. Lots of bouncing boobies. And episode 9 the fan service is dialed up to 11 because of succubi and Morrigan homage.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 10:45 PM (0vZ6F)

409 I have never left. I usually lurk, but came out in 2012 because of the polls. I'm a numbers guy, so polling and delegate math is a moth to a flame for me.

I'm vocal right now because there was a fascinating number issue with the primaries, which has now been resolved in Trump's favor. There is now a very certain mathematical issue that will be harder for Trump to overcome.

But the character of the comments is definitely different. Some regulars (like Peaches) who are fans of Trump are staying away. There is also a large number of Trump fans who are acting like trolls, it is like having several Hectors all at the same time. And we have newbies, I assume refugees from HA.

As for Cruz fanboys, I have only noticed them trying to defend their distrust of Trump or some of the more egregious spin that is getting dropped in here. But I am a Cruz supporter, so there may be self selection bias.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 22, 2016 10:45 PM (kBIIG)

410 Polliwog,
Nice blog!

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 22, 2016 10:45 PM (egOGm)

411 397 puddleglum,

Check the metrics...you're hardly alone.

Posted by: Sven10077 at March 22, 2016 10:45 PM (rZD6k)

412 396 374 Mero,

Some posters would be well served by taking a break and looking at posting here through an "am I adding ANYTHING positive?" prism....

Not accusing anyone more than I accused myself prior to my break.


Posted by: Sven10077 at March 22, 2016 10:43 PM (rZD6k)


Adding Positive???? WHUT?

Posted by: Negative Number at March 22, 2016 10:45 PM (RK8AH)

413 mit alles auf migrants hier ich feel like eine kleine mädchen im das nacht bahnhof mit der musselmannen.

eek! very scary!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 22, 2016 10:45 PM (WTSFk)

414 "It's not a real punishment ONT without Yoko."


nooooooo, anything but Yoko!



Posted by: Shoey at March 22, 2016 10:45 PM (vA94g)

415 Princess Victoria of Sweden... The bint's got that "Habsburg Jaw" thing going on! Can't find any pics of her arse...

Posted by: Zettai "Teh Wasted Bum passed out in Tommy's Park" Ryoiki at March 22, 2016 10:46 PM (5csB/)

416 I keep forgetting LGF is still around.
---
last time i cared to look, i still had an account there... just haven't used it since the sea change.

blogger's house, blogger's rules, imho.

there and here. which is why i miss Usenet, where it was open country.

Posted by: redc1c4 at March 22, 2016 10:46 PM (sm9eL)

417 I never thought I'd have this much fun getting back into playing and making music.

I was into making music in my late teens and early twenties and gave it up for about 25 years to build a career as a broadcast engineer.

I decided two years ago that I would take it up again and boy am I glad I did.

Posted by: Kreplach at March 22, 2016 10:46 PM (WVvzl)

418 I have lurked for a few years and only recently decided to post. Not often, not a lot but when I think I have something to add. I appreciate this site and enjoy a lot of the regular "faces" I see. I've laughed out loud more than a few times going to work as I ride the subway and gotten all kinds of looks. Eh, once you past 50 you don't really care what people think.

That said - today and these last few weeks things have been brewing. Sometimes we all need to take a break, read a book, watch a movie, hang out with friends, listen to some good music and enjoy time with family and our loved ones. Maybe do a few of those things for a few days to recoup.

I can say that I have been striving each day to not things get me any more down than I am already. It's not easy when you work as a government contractor and see the insanity that is the Leviathan up close and personal. I struggle to get out of bed some mornings because it all seems so damn depressing.

But we all do what we must and I hope there is a plan to the Big Picture. Having faith helps. It should help more but if I am being honest sometimes the faith and hope are hard to see these days.

I've rambled long enough. Thanks Maet for all you do. Thank Ace and all the others in charge, working behind the scenes and keeping the place somewhat sane and humming along.

P.S. I love the turtle pic!

Posted by: turambar at March 22, 2016 10:46 PM (JDqkn)

419 "A comment registration system may be the only way.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at March 22, 2016 10:45 PM (/WPPJ) "

It did wonders for the quality of comments at HotAir.

I don't need a sarc tag, right?

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 22, 2016 10:46 PM (4/i9Y)

420 And there's definitely been a profusion of "hey we're real life RPG characters" as an anime trope lately, but surprisingly a lot of those shows are pretty good (Sword Art Online and Log Horizon for example).
Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 22, 2016 10:43 PM (4/i9Y)



Huh, product of 10 years of WoW popularizing the MMO genre?

Probably an anthropologist paper of material there.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster Bravely supporting kittens at March 22, 2016 10:46 PM (uURQL)

421 Most of the best commenters have already fled...

Don't get me wrong. I like it here. But for people who keep saying that, can somebody tell me where they went?

Posted by: AD at March 22, 2016 10:46 PM (QWY55)

422 BTW, because Ace said "Going Charles Johnson on people", Toot went all over Twitter with a screenshot bragging how he's in Ace's head and how Toot never had to shut down comments (helps when you've banned them all).

- - -

Is that hippie fuck still on the Internet?

Posted by: Community Organizer at March 22, 2016 10:46 PM (Bjvsz)

423 Tilikum, yup.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 22, 2016 10:47 PM (ntObR)

424 148
It's a great anti-Yoko rant by Bill Burr. Well worth watching.
Posted by: davidt at March 22, 2016 10:08 PM (8aOqE)
=========

Epic rant. Thanks. I've been needing to hear that for about 45 years. If you can't stomach Yoko Ono, it's a great use of 3 minutes.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 22, 2016 10:47 PM (EZebt)

425 To me the Trump and Cruz folks want the same thing. We just disagree about the instrument and technique.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 22, 2016 10:47 PM (hVdx9)

426 This is by far the best blog in the internet. The posts are on target, insightful, educational, and entertaining. The comments are...well, let's just say that they make me laugh out loud frequently, and have helped me keep my sanity for the past eight years.
God bless you all.
And I really, really hope and pray that Ace is wrong about Trump.

Posted by: Martell at March 22, 2016 10:47 PM (Uv6nR)

427 Slap isn't banned? Thank goodness!

Goodnight horde, early start tomorrow.

Thanks again, Maet.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 22, 2016 10:47 PM (P8951)

428 Some posters would be well served by taking a break and looking at posting here through an "am I adding ANYTHING positive?" prism....

Posted by: Sven10077 at March 22, 2016 10:43 PM (rZD6k)


I just wish the ability to see yourself as others see you wasn't so rare.

I mean, it's so much easier on a text-only forum than it is in real life.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2016 10:47 PM (bLnSU)

429 346 Axle into the transmission.
Combo rear motor mount/axle race bearing bolted to the back of the engine. Bracket the bolts to the sub frame and the motor mount. I Finally got the axle and mount out today and I'm hoping it will be easier to put the new ones in.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 22, 2016 10:37 PM (hVdx9)


Do not put a clip of ammo into the feed rollers. Do not return the lever to firing position. Do not engage foot pedals here, here or here.

Posted by: Sgt. Frank Tree at March 22, 2016 10:47 PM (d7wFx)

430 I'd pay good money to watch Bjork and Yoko in a steel cage death match...

Posted by: Shoey at March 22, 2016 10:47 PM (vA94g)

431 Maetenloch: ...Most of the best commenters have already fled the blog or just lurk these days.

[best Jack Benny imitation voice:] Well!

I always knew I wasn't a "best commenter." Still here because I've got nowhere better to be.

♦ So... ♦

America's Socialist Origins
PragerU, YouTube 5:38
https://youtu.be/7dAmroKyzGY

Was America once socialist? Surprisingly, yes. The early settlers who arrived at Plymouth and Jamestown in the early 1600s experimented with socialist communes. Did it work? History professor Larry Schweikart of the University of Dayton shares the fascinating story.

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 22, 2016 10:47 PM (5a8XA)

432 Polligwog,
Wow- what a nice-loking blog, and what good works you support! I'm impressed.
Need to get my wheel out of storage... you've inspired me.

Posted by: Sal at March 22, 2016 10:47 PM (MRX6w)

433 " I am chopped liver."


Shut up. Voting and shit.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 22, 2016 10:48 PM (MHol+)

434 311 Chi, now you just need a Ferrari and some pastel suits. Plus move to Miami.
Posted by: Anna Puma
-----------------

Ha!
I think I have a white sports coat in the closet still.


Mickey Spillane,
Thanks.
I know, right?
This is a really clean car! I could pimp this thing for a while ...

BTW, How'd he do?

Posted by: Chi at March 22, 2016 10:48 PM (M6nvs)

435 Because bad commenters end up driving out the good. Most of the best commenters have already fled the blog or just lurk these days.
Posted by: Maetenloch

That's a depressing comment.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at March 22, 2016 10:45 PM (A/3fN)

I happen to think there are still lots of good commenters here.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 22, 2016 10:48 PM (ubByS)

436 I'm sure Toot's seventeen twitter followers were very impressed and applauded in the correct order.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2016 10:48 PM (bLnSU)

437 No joke, after the comments were shut down I went to go run some errands in meat space.

Stopped at a busy intersection downtown to see two dudes on the corner in a flat out brawl. It was surreal for this area, that kind of shit only happens in Odessa.

The world's gone crazy I guess.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 22, 2016 10:48 PM (/E+t2)

438 Well, if you're negative and you subtract from the blog, you add to it. Just don't let anybody go radical on you - you'll become imaginary.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 22, 2016 10:49 PM (4/i9Y)

439 Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 22, 2016 10:17 PM (SEXy3)
L
Yes she is

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2016 10:50 PM (voOPb)

440 I happen to think there are still lots of good commenters here.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 22, 2016 10:48 PM (ubByS)



And for those of us who aren't, we make up for quality with with quantity.

*flashes #7 top commentor badge of shame*

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster Bravely supporting kittens at March 22, 2016 10:50 PM (uURQL)

Posted by: redc1c4 at March 22, 2016 10:50 PM (sm9eL)

442 Because bad commenters end up driving out the good. Most of the best commenters have already fled the blog or just lurk these days.
Posted by: Maetenloch
-------------
What are we?!? Chopped liver?
Posted by: Chi at March 22, 2016 10:38 PM

Apparently so Chi. Let's hope these comments don't get us banned.

How is Tucker? Neighbor girl came over today and played w/ Kahlua forever, saved us having to go to the dog park.

Posted by: Farmer at March 22, 2016 10:50 PM (o/90i)

443 Oh, it *is* a full moon.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2016 10:51 PM (bLnSU)

444 Do not put a clip of ammo into the feed rollers. Do not return the lever to firing position. Do not engage foot pedals here, here or here.

Posted by: Sgt. Frank Tree
****

I'd take a Sherman over an M lee. Lawdy.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 22, 2016 10:51 PM (hVdx9)

445 That's ok, these things gotta happen now and then. Helps get rid of the bad blood.

Posted by: Peter Clemenza at March 22, 2016 10:51 PM (R3XYv)

446 []
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 22, 2016 10:44 PM (MHol+)


Don't tease me like that.

Posted by: The Barrel at March 22, 2016 10:51 PM (KRwzj)

447 440 I happen to think there are still lots of good commenters here.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 22, 2016 10:48 PM (ubByS)


And for those of us who aren't, we make up for quality with with quantity.

*flashes #7 top commentor badge of shame*

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster Bravely supporting kittens at March 22, 2016 10:50 PM (uURQL)


/fist bump....

Posted by: Don Q, Sockpuppeteer of the Stars... at March 22, 2016 10:51 PM (RK8AH)

448 Glad I only come here for ONT! Good evening fellow nightwalkers.

Posted by: bill-o at March 22, 2016 10:51 PM (nE/OV)

449 "I'd take a Sherman over an M lee. Lawdy."
M3 Lee damnit.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 22, 2016 10:52 PM (hVdx9)

450 So, while waiting for results out of UT I'm clicking hillary campaign ads on every site I can find. It's like $0.25 per click too. I'm enjoying this act of terrorism.

Posted by: #NeverHillary at March 22, 2016 10:52 PM (QJHLc)

451 "Probably an anthropologist paper of material there.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster Bravely supporting kittens at March 22, 2016 10:46 PM (uURQL) "

Sounds like something I'd like to do if I ever get another Master's. My undergrad wouldn't let me do my religious studies thesis on religious influences in various video game mythos, including Final Fantasy, Zelda and Pokemon.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 22, 2016 10:52 PM (4/i9Y)

452 Evenin' horde.

Better night than day. Woo hoo!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 22, 2016 10:52 PM (hlMPp)

453 I lurk too. I will now only come in for the Book Thread on Sunday. I'm a Trump supporter and Ace insults Trump supporters every day. That's fair, his house, his rules. But I don't need to be here for it. So I'm gone.

Posted by: abby at March 22, 2016 10:52 PM (HBU7W)

454 HA went to FB comments. But there's other registration options out there. Heck, I bet Pixy could put something together if necessary (2 hampsters, a pinch of dust, 1lb of 'tears of troll'). I'd register, but I'll not sign up for FB just to do it.

Posted by: Parker at March 22, 2016 10:52 PM (OU36M)

455 Oh, it *is* a full moon.

Posted by: Merovign
****

Craaaaap. Now I have to go howl at the moon and I'm exhausted.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 22, 2016 10:53 PM (hVdx9)

456 397 382: I keep forgetting LGF is still around.
Posted by: Puddleglum at March 22, 2016 10:43 PM (4Sfcv)

Speaking of that particular idiot, lemme see if his GFM campaign is going anywhere.

Nope. He asked for 10k and 10 months after his GFM campaign started, he's only at 3,440.

Posted by: Thrawn at March 22, 2016 10:53 PM (s87AC)

457 As for Cruz fanboys, I have only noticed them trying
to defend their distrust of Trump or some of the more egregious spin
that is getting dropped in here. But I am a Cruz supporter, so there
may be self selection bias.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 22, 2016 10:45 PM (kBIIG)


I hope I'm not straying too far into political waters, and I apologize if I am, Maet. Please give me a warning if that's the case.


As far as Dave's comment goes, the self-selection bias is a huge thing. I switched sides about midway so I got it from both sides. When I was a Trump supporter, all I saw was Team Cruz trying to tell me my guy was a closet communist. When I switched to Team Cruz, all I saw was Trump supporters telling me that my guy was really an Establishment plant. All of the arguments - from both sides - were short on facts and long on emotion, naturally.


Eventually I just sorta shrugged my shoulders, figured it's damned if you don't damned if you do, and have focused more on the need to make sure the Establishment doesn't disenfranchise us than either of the two frontrunners. It's a lot less stressful now.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 22, 2016 10:54 PM (HalrA)

458 A rather attractive woman on NASA TV right now.

Posted by: rickl at March 22, 2016 10:54 PM (sdi6R)

459 Okay, I'll construct tiny url of Princess Victoria's royal ass:

http://tinyurl.com/hnwt3pc


That's the first one that popped up. For some reason, they're comparing her butt to Samantha Cameron's.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 22, 2016 10:54 PM (DW+jj)

460 Chi - Howdy do to you too!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 22, 2016 10:55 PM (9mTYi)

461 Posted by: Sal at March 22, 2016 10:47 PM (MRX6w)

Thank you for your kind words.

My poor wheel has been dragged all over the country, repeatedly. Are you part of the 'Ettes of the Moron Horde group on Ravelry? If not, it's there and if so, please drop by to say "hi" and refresh my memory.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 22, 2016 10:55 PM (GDulk)

462 "The world's gone crazy I guess."

Bolty. Know how to shoot either. It won't be fun and and have a good wife. And I just got a fiancee few days ago.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 22, 2016 10:55 PM (MHol+)

463 []

Posted by: Zoltan at March 22, 2016 10:55 PM (JYer2)

464 >>Oh, it *is* a full moon.


Probably why Ace is having a hard time sleeping.

Posted by: garrett at March 22, 2016 10:55 PM (c84p5)

465 440 I happen to think there are still lots of good commenters here.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 22, 2016 10:48 PM (ubByS)


And for those of us who aren't, we make up for quality with with quantity.

*flashes #7 top commentor badge of shame*

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster Bravely supporting kittens at March 22, 2016 10:50 PM (uURQL)

What year? I think I was in the top 5 two years ago.

Did the math..

What? How?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 22, 2016 10:55 PM (hlMPp)

466 Someone said Chi's showing pimpmobile pics all up in HEAH?!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 22, 2016 10:55 PM (McRlu)

467 >>>I decided two years ago that I would take it up again and boy am I glad I did.


-----
Kreplach, that's cool. Glad to hear it

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2016 10:56 PM (voOPb)

468 "HA went to FB comments. But there's other registration options out there. Heck, I bet Pixy could put something together if necessary (2 hampsters, a pinch of dust, 1lb of 'tears of troll'). I'd register, but I'll not sign up for FB just to do it.

Posted by: Parker at March 22, 2016 10:52 PM (OU36M) "

HA was reg-only before the FB switchover, though. And it still had a lot of shitposting and flame wars.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 22, 2016 10:56 PM (4/i9Y)

469 Brussels put a lot of people in a pissy mood and they took it out on everyone here. Not defending, just explaining.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 22, 2016 10:56 PM (0LHZx)

470 459
Okay, I'll construct tiny url of Princess Victoria's royal ass:

http://tinyurl.com/hnwt3pc


That's the first one that popped up. For some reason, they're comparing her butt to Samantha Cameron's.



Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 22, 2016 10:54 PM (DW+jj)


You sir, are a great American.

Posted by: davidt at March 22, 2016 10:56 PM (8aOqE)

471 []

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 22, 2016 10:57 PM (kBIIG)

472 "Craaaaap. Now I have to go howl at the moon and I'm exhausted."


Parts and oil won't it back in the same space.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 22, 2016 10:57 PM (MHol+)

473 Pat Condell in his usual sedate, genteel form.

The brief description doesn't do it justice.

Feminist Whores For Islam
Pat Condell, YouTube 5:53
http://bit.ly/1XJbhk5

Twitter's new 'Safety Council' makes a mockery of free speech.

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 22, 2016 10:58 PM (5a8XA)

474 Fun. Hasta.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 22, 2016 10:58 PM (MHol+)

475 A comment registration system may be the only way.

Yep, just let facebook reduce the workload. Would cut down on scrolling, too.

Posted by: t-bird at March 22, 2016 10:58 PM (w35Hj)

476 Actually before WoW or even Serial Experiment Lain there was from Studio Tron a manga and OVA series called Compiler*.

In Compiler the 2D world of Usenet decided to conquer the 3D world. So it sent two programs - Compiler and Assembler - out to do so. But then Compiler and Assembler met two cool human guys and decided not to conquer the world.

And since Kikuchi, pen-name Kia Asamiya, named his studio Tron you can tell what has inspired him besides Blade Runner.

https://youtu.be/8YsrJkdnpS0

*looks at the five Compiler CDs in collection, they either say 1992 or 1994.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 10:59 PM (0vZ6F)

477 Dear GAWD. Hitlery victory/AZ speech on Fox.

She's better as a barking dog.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 22, 2016 10:59 PM (McRlu)

478 Ricardo, congrats!!!
So who is moving?,

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2016 10:59 PM (voOPb)

479 And I just got a fiancee few days ago.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 22, 2016 10:55 PM (MHol+)

Congratulations!

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 22, 2016 10:59 PM (/E+t2)

480 @322 Um no.

I've been involved with on-line comments for 30+ years going all the way back to FidoNet and BITNET so I think I'm pretty good at reading and groking the state of comments. The current state of comments here is toxic and the kind of thing you tend to see before a forum collapse to just a core group of assholes and low traffic.
------------------------

Given that Ace and the cobs are trying to keep it in check, I don't think that we need to worry about it devolving down to a group of unlikable people. The unlikables will be booted, if that's what it takes to deal with the situation.

But there might not be that many other people left at that point in time, unfortunately.


Things have gotten bad enough that, as I noted on the Yahoo group earlier today, I took one look at the Trump post, and realized I didn't want to go anywhere near the comments section.

The worst part of the post-debacle bit, though, has been watching some of the idiots who clearly don't get what they're doing.

And also the "magic underwear" warning in the sidebar. Some of us regulars are LDS, and we are not amused when you decide to mock our religion. The fact that your intended target is Mitt Romney doesn't make it any less insulting.

Posted by: junior at March 22, 2016 10:59 PM (fgd5X)

481 []
Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 22, 2016 10:57 PM (kBIIG)


Congratulations, you just made the list.

Posted by: The Barrel at March 22, 2016 11:00 PM (KRwzj)

482 Is AoSHQ safe again? I check in every couple of days to see if the douchebaggery has returned to normal levels. Lately it's been like a club for Touretts Syndrome here.

Posted by: digitalbrownshirt at March 22, 2016 11:01 PM (ROUi8)

483 Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 10:59 PM (0vZ6F)

Everyone has forgotten ./hack?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 22, 2016 11:01 PM (GDulk)

484 Bolty. Know how to shoot either. It won't be fun and and have a good wife. And I just got a fiancee few days ago.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill
****

That explains the big box with air holes that UPS delivered. Congrats.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 22, 2016 11:01 PM (hVdx9)

485 "*looks at the five Compiler CDs in collection, they either say 1992 or 1994.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 10:59 PM (0vZ6F) "

The biggest pre-WoW MMO-themed anime is probably .hack. Obviously there were MMO's long before WoW, but I think it can be said that WoW took them into the mainstream.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 22, 2016 11:02 PM (4/i9Y)

486
Lately it's been like a club for Touretts Syndrome here.

Whatever do you mean?

SHIT.

SHIT.

DAMMIT.

EEAAARPPPP.

Posted by: cucumbah watah for customah only! at March 22, 2016 11:02 PM (o2321)

487 Okay, I'll construct tiny url of Princess Victoria's royal ass:

http://tinyurl.com/hnwt3pc

Photo 9 of 12, caption reads: "An unidentified butt at the royal wedding."

This made me laugh.

Posted by: tbodie at March 22, 2016 11:02 PM (YxyYj)

488 Tread lightly Dave in Fla

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 22, 2016 11:02 PM (hlMPp)

489 P.S. I love the turtle pic!
Posted by: turambar at March 22, 2016 10:46 PM

Great post turambar. Don't be a stranger here, post more often.

T

Posted by: Farmer at March 22, 2016 11:02 PM (o/90i)

490 Dueling. Think that may be the solution. Set up a 64 slot bracket and seed it with malcontents. Sole survivor gets all expenses paid vacation in sunny Mogadishu. Maybe they can talk their way into a pirate operation.
I'll kick in a hundred for the trip and gladly run all the "to the death" duels and provide lirpa as weapons.
Hope we can get T'pau to give a short speech on decorum before each match.

Seriously, is it time for human pon farr? Did I miss something?

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at March 22, 2016 11:03 PM (FtrY1)

491 88 How do we know the turtle doesn't just have gas?
Seriously?
Posted by: eleven at March 22, 2016 09:59 PM


Do you see any bubbles?

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at March 22, 2016 11:03 PM (sOhww)

492 Polliwog,
I didn't know that existed,but will certainly check it out.
Wool and dirt- two things to soothe and lift our trampled spirits.

Posted by: Sal at March 22, 2016 11:03 PM (MRX6w)

493 []

Posted by: buzzion at March 22, 2016 11:03 PM (zt+N6)

494 "Everyone has forgotten ./hack?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 22, 2016 11:01 PM (GDulk) "

You may be the Knit'n Kitten, but you Knit Kninja'd me on that one. ^_^

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 22, 2016 11:03 PM (4/i9Y)

495 I think the comment system, as presently constituted, is broken. It's been broken for a while.

No, I'm not talking about inability to use colors, or live links, or even freakin' ampersands. It's mainly about making bannings stick.

Without enforceable bannings, you merely have anarchy and chaos.


I also recognize the blog runs on a shoestring and volunteer effort for the most part. Today I offered to pitch in and help if some sort of registration system were introduced. The email address that the cobs can see is a real one; let me know.

And I do try to thank and praise all the volunteer efforts on a regular basis. This place is my main go-to spot on the web. I'd hate to see it die.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 22, 2016 11:04 PM (gyKtp)

496 Posted by: cucumbah watah for customah only! at March 22, 2016 11:02 PM (o2321

Surely one of the morons already posted the vid of the British guy trying to read Green Eggs and Ham with Tourette's.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 22, 2016 11:04 PM (hlMPp)

497 Here's another better angle, of the same set of shots of Princess Victoria going to WandK wedding:

http://tinyurl.com/z4ka9gw

Scroll down, and you'll get three shots.

Just learned, she's a crown princess, meaning she'll be Queen regnant of Sweden (provided there's still a Sweden after a few years. If the Muzzies take over, there won't be any more royal asses to look at). THe dude she's married to was just some damn gym instructor. You know, a bro.

And I did run across a picture of Letizia looking downright anorexic. Bony arms and just terrible looking. She's got a problem.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 22, 2016 11:05 PM (DW+jj)

498 It's only words,
And words are all I have
To take your heart away
----Bee Gees

Posted by: anonymous-9 at March 22, 2016 11:05 PM (gDfQc)

499 I think Buzzion is trying to communicate from the other side.

Posted by: eleven at March 22, 2016 11:05 PM (qUNWi)

500 Polliwogette. Uh Lain came before .Hack//Sign. But yeah it is a viable show to mention.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 11:05 PM (0vZ6F)

501 *looks at the five Compiler CDs in collection, they either say 1992 or 1994.
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 10:59 PM (0vZ6F)



Hmmmm. Sounds fishy. This isn't connected to Polybius is it?

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 22, 2016 11:05 PM (/E+t2)

502 DaveinFL is a good moron. Barrel time should be short

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2016 11:05 PM (voOPb)

503 @485 The biggest pre-WoW MMO-themed anime is probably .hack. Obviously there were MMO's long before WoW, but I think it can be said that WoW took them into the mainstream.
----------------
.hack was a bit more than just an anime. There was also the game series that went with it. And unlike what you usually see, where a game is released to capitalize on a popular series, the games were meant to be included in the overall story from the beginning.

Speaking of which, I *really* need to finish that fourth game one of these years...

Posted by: junior at March 22, 2016 11:06 PM (fgd5X)

504 Hey if Chukkkkles can get $3k, how about some love for me and my writing habit?

https://www.gofundme.com/8k4zdgw9

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 11:06 PM (0vZ6F)

505 I've also been commenting on sites for many, many years, and while things got pretty gnarly sometimes, election 2016 has been by far the gnarliest.

Now, depending upon my BAC, I can usually scroll by comments I find distasteful or may reason that I shouldn't get involved and post what I think is a clever, scalding response, cause a big brouhaha, and get banned.

Posted by: Theresa D., the Fab one at March 22, 2016 11:06 PM (MeXxt)

506 Just saw the topless protestor. Not bad physically, but I've done the mental patient thing. No mas.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 22, 2016 11:07 PM (hVdx9)

507 I'll say it again that I don't care if "this election is the most important ever" (or since the last one). I've met some great people here and a few other places that I never would have gotten to know. I'm not going to lose those friendships over politicians who won't do that for me.

I'm pretty fatalistic about this election, and in a sardonic way I'm glad that Hillary will probably win it because so much bad shit is coming that is beyond the ability of the MSM to pretend it doesn't exist that I'll be glad that the world went to shit on Hillary's watch.

I know that a lot of folks say "I'm not giving up, America must be saved".

But what do you do when the people you're trying to save don't want to be saved and will fight your every effort to do so. It's like saving somebody from drowning who heads straight back to the diving board.

The America we once knew is dying along with the people who built it and are now villains in the eyes of the elite who turned this great country to shit.

Every year I see Millenials who are becoming more like Europeans, soulless drones who love soulless culture and are thumbsuckers wandering around in a museum

Posted by: kbdabear at March 22, 2016 11:07 PM (R3XYv)

508 Disappointed dog:

http://bit.ly/1MBgRPH

Disappointed sloth:

http://bit.ly/1UEqrJy

Disappointed gymnast:

http://slate.me/187jxab

Also, Imma smack the bitch that put the cut and paste keys right next to each other.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2016 11:07 PM (bLnSU)

509 Hillary has really small hands.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 22, 2016 11:07 PM (GzDYP)

510 As the resident TS sufferer, I have to do some tic-splainin' and mention that only about 15% of people with TS have coprolalia, aka the swearing outbursts. Friggin Deuce Bigalow...

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 22, 2016 11:08 PM (4/i9Y)

511
----Bee Gees
Posted by: anonymous-9


You started a joke...

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 22, 2016 11:08 PM (FkBIv)

512 Polybius???

As far as I know, the 2D characters were named - Compiler, Assembler, Interpreter, and Plasma. Then there was the evil version of Compiler that Compiler had to fight.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 11:08 PM (0vZ6F)

513 322 This is no different than what used to happen in the bix forums and on icq or any of the other ancient communication platforms.
This behavior has not changed one iota.
Posted by: Kreplach at March 22, 2016 10:23 PM (WVvzl)

Um no.

I've been involved with on-line comments for 30+ years going all the way back to FidoNet and BITNET so I think I'm pretty good at reading and groking the state of comments. The current state of comments here is toxic and the kind of thing you tend to see before a forum collapse to just a core group of assholes and low traffic.

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 22, 2016 10:32 PM (pAlYe)




Would it be possible to have an "Ace commenting cookie" that you would need to comment here (as opposed to read) -- that could be revoked? You could then have a widget at "CommentCookie@ace.mu.nu" that would reply a cookie to an email sent there with the subject "CommentCookie", along with instructions for manual installation.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 22, 2016 11:08 PM (EzgxV)

514 []
Posted by: buzzion at March 22, 2016 11:03 PM (zt+N6)


Nice try, but I have a strict "No Zombies Need Apply" policy.

Posted by: The Barrel at March 22, 2016 11:09 PM (KRwzj)

515 That bitch keeps talking about how things haven't gotten better for people in my 8 years in office, I'm gonna green light indicting her ass.

Posted by: SCOAMF at March 22, 2016 11:09 PM (H9MG5)

516 @510 As the resident TS sufferer, I have to do some tic-splainin' and mention that only about 15% of people with TS have coprolalia, aka the swearing outbursts. Friggin Deuce Bigalow...
---------------------------

'What About Bob?' came first.


Posted by: junior at March 22, 2016 11:09 PM (fgd5X)

517 >>>Polybius???


80's reference nobody got. Oh well.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 22, 2016 11:09 PM (/E+t2)

518 GnuBreed, you're a good moron. Never seen you causing grief. One of the things that makes AoS so great is not the FB or Disquss registration.

I've tried commenting at WZ it's not the same as here

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2016 11:09 PM (voOPb)

519 I'll say it again that I don't care if "this election is the most important ever" (or since the last one). I've met some great people here and a few other places that I never would have gotten to know. I'm not going to lose those friendships over politicians who won't do that for me.

I'm pretty fatalistic about this election, and in a sardonic way I'm glad that Hillary will probably win it because so much bad shit is coming that is beyond the ability of the MSM to pretend it doesn't exist that I'll be glad that the world went to shit on Hillary's watch.

I know that a lot of folks say "I'm not giving up, America must be saved".

But what do you do when the people you're trying to save don't want to be saved and will fight your every effort to do so. It's like saving somebody from drowning who heads straight back to the diving board.

The America we once knew is dying along with the people who built it and are now villains in the eyes of the elite who turned this great country to shit.

Every year I see Millenials who are becoming more like Europeans, soulless drones who love soulless culture and are thumbsuckers wandering around in a museum


Posted by: kbdabear
****

Basically the same here. People who think Trump or Ted are fascists, but that Che and those like him are heroes.
I'm thinking bloody civil war in 5 years or less.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 22, 2016 11:10 PM (hVdx9)

520 And I just got a fiancee few days ago.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 22, 2016 10:55 PM (MHol+)

Congratulations!
Posted by: Arson Wells at March 22, 2016 10:59 PM

Add my congrats also RK. Very cool for you.

Posted by: Farmer at March 22, 2016 11:10 PM (o/90i)

521 Disappointed gymnast is an all too familiar look for me.

Posted by: eleven at March 22, 2016 11:11 PM (qUNWi)

522 It would be the most awesome trainwreck ever if Hillary gets indicted. Both mainstream parties would lurch into the election season thoroughly discredited and begging for a new challenger.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 22, 2016 11:11 PM (HalrA)

523 Hillary has really small hands.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 22, 2016 11:07 PM (GzDYP)


Makes it easier to reach into tight pockets.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 22, 2016 11:11 PM (T78UI)

524 Would it be possible to have an "Ace commenting cookie" that you would need to comment here (as opposed to read) -- that could be revoked? You could then have a widget at "CommentCookie@ace.mu.nu" that would reply a cookie to an email sent there with the subject "CommentCookie", along with instructions for manual installation.
Posted by: cthulhu at March 22, 2016 11:08 PM (EzgxV)


Possible but it would require a good amount of changes to pixy's comment server code. Maybe if ace asked him to but pixy hasn't exactly been responsive in recent times.

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 22, 2016 11:11 PM (pAlYe)

525 Hmm, not sure how that was over the line, I thought it WAS the topic of the ONT.

Wish I had saved it, there was a decent point in there I thought.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 22, 2016 11:11 PM (kBIIG)

526 >>>Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 22, 2016 10:45 PM (WTSFk)

***

Just lie back and think of the Gombe'.

As an alternative, you could mutilate all around you.

We will not hold you responsible.

All the best.

Posted by: Girl-Shooting Marine at March 22, 2016 11:12 PM (1zS3A)

527 Congrats RK.

Duct tape or ether?


Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 22, 2016 11:12 PM (hlMPp)

528 You know, I have more to worry about than most with regard to surviving the next 4-8 years, but it's not worth freaking out hysterically over the election, nor being as alienating as possible.

And yes, I'm pretty sure a lot of the most alienating people are doing it on purpose. People here talk about infiltrators and long marchers and Mobys, but they don't seem to *think* about that very much.

Mobying has, if anything, become a more successful tactic over the years - at least for people willing to lie.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2016 11:12 PM (bLnSU)

529 Maybe part of getting tired of policing the comments is when you're policing comments that don't need it.

Posted by: buzzion at March 22, 2016 11:12 PM (zt+N6)

530 Live performance by Okui Masami singing another song from Compiler - "I Was Born to Fall in Love"

https://youtu.be/l-MX7k1Efp8

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 11:12 PM (0vZ6F)

531 " Hillary has really small hands."

Huma doesn't mind.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 22, 2016 11:12 PM (hVdx9)

532 516 @510 As the resident TS sufferer, I have to do some tic-splainin' and mention that only about 15% of people with TS have coprolalia, aka the swearing outbursts. Friggin Deuce Bigalow...
---------------------------

'What About Bob?' came first.


Posted by: junior at March 22, 2016 11:09 PM (fgd5X)

++++

There was a pretty funny LA Law episode that dealt with it even before that. Lawsuit by a TS guy claiming discrimination because he was making the cow-orkers uncomfortable.


Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 22, 2016 11:12 PM (R+30W)

533 Hillary has really small hands.


Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 22, 2016 11:07 PM (GzDYP)


But those razor sharp retractable talons...

Posted by: davidt at March 22, 2016 11:13 PM (8aOqE)

534 We did a copralalia stchick on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'. Funny in small doses but not a big laugh getter.

Posted by: Larry David at March 22, 2016 11:13 PM (gwG9s)

535 Would it be possible to have an "Ace commenting cookie" that you would need to comment here (as opposed to read) -- that could be revoked? You could then have a widget at "CommentCookie@ace.mu.nu" that would reply a cookie to an email sent there with the subject "CommentCookie", along with instructions for manual installation.
Posted by: cthulhu
----------------

Is it OK to say that you're probably the coolest nerd I know?


Mis, don't go into the WZ comments. You're better than that.
I tried once, and was chased away very quickly.

Posted by: Chi at March 22, 2016 11:13 PM (M6nvs)

536 >>>But what do you do when the people you're trying to
save don't want to be saved and will fight your every effort to do so.
It's like saving somebody from drowning who heads straight back to the
diving board.
Posted by: kbdabear at March 22, 2016 11:07 PM (R3XYv)<<<




Post more compliance pics... the boobehs make great flotation devices.

Posted by: Hope Floats at March 22, 2016 11:13 PM (H9MG5)

537 Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 22, 2016 11:11 PM (kBIIG)

The ONT is no longer 'open' for the foreseeable future.

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 22, 2016 11:14 PM (pAlYe)

538 As in I would extract the decent point, and leave the over the line part on the floor.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 22, 2016 11:14 PM (kBIIG)

539 And yes, I'm pretty sure a lot of the most
alienating people are doing it on purpose. People here talk about
infiltrators and long marchers and Mobys, but they don't seem to *think*
about that very much.



Mobying has, if anything, become a more successful tactic over the years - at least for people willing to lie.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2016 11:12 PM (bLnSU)


Sadly true, and I think you may be onto something. If the pockets of resistance are turned against each other, it just makes their agenda that much easier to implement.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 22, 2016 11:14 PM (HalrA)

540 It seems like the daytime threads are the worst as far as vituperative comments go. I'm at work then and I read when I get the chance but don't comment much.

I also think that most of the mudslinging is coming from the anti-Trump people, with such derisive nicknames as "Trumpbots", "Trumpsters", "Trumpettes", etc. Maybe it's selection bias on my part, but I don't see as much name-calling going in the other direction.

Posted by: rickl at March 22, 2016 11:14 PM (sdi6R)

541 Wait, my boobehs aren't valuable commenters? No more snack pack for you!!!!!!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 22, 2016 11:14 PM (k53nK)

542 It would be the most awesome trainwreck ever if Hillary gets indicted. Both mainstream parties would lurch into the election season thoroughly discredited and begging for a new challenger.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 22, 2016 11:11 PM (HalrA)

I was 9 when the Dims did Chicago in '68. Still remember it.

What you describe would be talked about for a hundred years.

Posted by: tbodie at March 22, 2016 11:15 PM (YxyYj)

543 If there was even a 10 percent chance that Hillary could get indicted, the DNC would have aborted her candidacy with some hush-hush backroom deals involving cash and pardons.

The fact that they haven't indicates that they and their large donor base are certain that there will be no indictments. Since Leftists control all the Justice levers, they pretty much know what won't happen.

Hillary ain't getting indicted. She might have a stroke, but she won't get indicted.

Posted by: kbdabear at March 22, 2016 11:15 PM (R3XYv)

544 Posted by: Hope Floats at March 22, 2016 11:13 PM (H9MG5)


I remember being dragged to go see Hope Floats by a forgotten girlfriend a long time ago.

*shudders*

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 22, 2016 11:15 PM (/E+t2)

545 I approve of the new Victoria's Secret commercial.

Just my .000002 cents.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 22, 2016 11:16 PM (hlMPp)

546 As the resident TS sufferer, I have to do some tic-splainin' and mention that only about 15% of people with TS have coprolalia, aka the swearing outbursts. Friggin Deuce Bigalow...

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 22, 2016 11:08 PM (4/i9Y)


TV and movies make a complete hash of medical things. You should have heard what I did after House MD had a Celiac patient with delusions smother her own baby.

No, Celiac doesn't cause delusions. Or smothering. It's an auto-immune disorder that affects the intestine.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2016 11:16 PM (bLnSU)

547 That's cool Maet, I don't want to be a problem.

Honestly not sure what I said wrong, but it has been a long day.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 22, 2016 11:16 PM (kBIIG)

548 You Morons have now done it, you've made Bebe's Boobs angry.

Run for the hills!

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 11:16 PM (0vZ6F)

549 Personally I find the comments, even the angry ones quite hilarious. But then when someone called me a shitweasle I laughed and used it for a nic for awhile. I must have missed the venomous stuff, but I've also been
told I have Peter Pan Syndrome. Ya, know it's only tiny till someone gets hurt...then it's hilarious.

Posted by: Guy who needs a new nic at March 22, 2016 11:16 PM (gxIP7)

550 Thx for teh pic of HRH Victoria's bum, publius!

But, meh... And dija see the chin on that crumpet?

Posted by: Zettai "Lutefisk Sushi Eater" Ryoiki at March 22, 2016 11:17 PM (5csB/)

551 "https://youtu.be/l-MX7k1Efp8

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 11:12 PM (0vZ6F) "

Seeing the word "compile" so much is making me think of the company - they made some pretty kickass shmups back in the day. Zanac, The Guardian Legend, M.U.S.H.A, and Blazing Lasers being among the best.

Also reminds me of the short and ridiculous anime "Battle Programmer Shirase," where the protagonist's 'finishing move' was called 'Double Compile.' And he out-hacked some guy with a supercomputer using a cellphone.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 22, 2016 11:17 PM (4/i9Y)

552 Posted by: Guy who needs a new nic at March 22, 2016 11:16 PM (gxIP7)


Crap bag.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 22, 2016 11:17 PM (/E+t2)

553 How bad can angry boobs be?

Posted by: eleven at March 22, 2016 11:17 PM (qUNWi)

554 You Morons have now done it, you've made Bebe's Boobs angry.
Run for the hills!


Are you telling me to run away, or towards?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 22, 2016 11:18 PM (YJmuy)

555 Maggot sandwich.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 22, 2016 11:18 PM (/E+t2)

556 NDH's hash is sexy 3?

word

***

HA! I hadn't noticed.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 22, 2016 11:18 PM (SEXy3)

557 Thanks for the vote of confidence Chi.

It seems I had been so busy the week days leading up to my surgery I wasn't spending time as a day Walker

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2016 11:18 PM (voOPb)

558 Funny, not tiny. Fn auto correct.

Posted by: Guy who needs a new nic at March 22, 2016 11:18 PM (gxIP7)

559 545 I approve of the new Victoria's Secret commercial.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 22, 2016 11:16 PM (hlMPp)

Link to Youtube clip of that commericial or it didn't happen

Posted by: kbdabear at March 22, 2016 11:18 PM (R3XYv)

560 @182 Donald Trump 46.8%
All Others 22.0%
Ted Cruz 20.7%
John Kasich 10.5%

Who the hell is all others??
--------------------

I'm guessing early voters who voted before their candidate (likely Rubio) dropped out?

Posted by: junior at March 22, 2016 11:18 PM (fgd5X)

561 Hillary ain't getting indicted. She might have a stroke, but she won't get indicted.

Posted by: kbdabear at March 22, 2016 11:15 PM (R3XYv)


It's Obama's hand on the lever, though. He really doesn't like Hillary, and if he's fairly certain that the Republicans have thoroughly destroyed themselves, he might just get tempted enough to pull the lever and watch the chaos unfold.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 22, 2016 11:18 PM (HalrA)

562 Boobehs all flushed and jiggling in rage...

Posted by: davidt at March 22, 2016 11:19 PM (8aOqE)

563 it, you've made Bebe's Boobs angry. Run for the hills!
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 11:16 PM (0vZ6F)

They're not angry, they haz a saDz. They thought y'all loved them.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 22, 2016 11:19 PM (k53nK)

564 Huma doesn't mind.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 22, 2016 11:12 PM (hVdx9)

They are still big enough to hold a ruby... the size of a tangerine.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 22, 2016 11:19 PM (T78UI)

565 If Hills! was to even have a chance of being indicted there would be personal health problems and a wish to spend time with her grandchildren.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 22, 2016 11:19 PM (hlMPp)

566 Time for bed, but not sleep. It will be a good 1 hr plus before my brain shuts off. Damned voices.

Goodnight current survivors. May the odds be forever in your favor.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 22, 2016 11:19 PM (hVdx9)

567
548 You Morons have now done it, you've made Bebe's Boobs angry.

Run for the hills!


Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 11:16 PM (0vZ6F)

Wait.... I thought those WERE the Hills...


Posted by: Don Q, Sockpuppeteer of the Stars... at March 22, 2016 11:19 PM (RK8AH)

568 529 Maybe part of getting tired of policing the comments is when you're policing comments that don't need it.
Posted by: buzzion at March 22, 2016 11:12 PM (zt+N6)


Well let me explain. I've essentially banned politics and certain other topics from the ONT (unless specifically mentioned in an item) because the moron commenters have proven that they simply cannot discuss them in a reasonable way.

And because if I'm forced to babysit yet another episode of this perpetual circular knife fight in the evenings, I will fucking quit this blog and walk away.

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 22, 2016 11:19 PM (pAlYe)

569 Nice. Thanks AW.

Posted by: crap bag at March 22, 2016 11:19 PM (gxIP7)

570 "TV and movies make a complete hash of medical things. You should have heard what I did after House MD had a Celiac patient with delusions smother her own baby.

No, Celiac doesn't cause delusions. Or smothering. It's an auto-immune disorder that affects the intestine.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2016 11:16 PM (bLnSU) "

My dad (a dermatologist) was consulted for a TV episode once regarding a skin condition. They pretty much ignored all of his suggestions and ended up having a completely unrealistic storyline.

You can tell a lot of TV writers do about 15 minutes of wikipedia research when writing medical show scripts.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 22, 2016 11:19 PM (4/i9Y)

571 I;m not in no ways sober! It's after midnight and I'm drunk and horny! Emu. Umu, whatever, peel me a grape!

Posted by: Hillary 2016 at March 22, 2016 11:20 PM (gwG9s)

572 bebe's boobs are NOT calm!

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 22, 2016 11:20 PM (hVdx9)

573 Still recrimination mode.

I for one now regret my own posts this morning. Apparently my impulse to call out foolishness may have wound up just joining the mudheap. I'm just not touching that crap from now on.

All this crap's just getting old.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at March 22, 2016 11:20 PM (D0J8L)

574 broseidon king of the brocean

You aren't alone. Mine was overwhelming until I hit around 13 or so. Even now 35 years later I can still feel minor bouts of it coming to the surface. At this point it's just an occasional facial tic.

Posted by: digitalbrownshirt at March 22, 2016 11:21 PM (ROUi8)

575 Sadly true, and I think you may be onto something. If the pockets of resistance are turned against each other, it just makes their agenda that much easier to implement.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 22, 2016 11:14 PM (HalrA)


That's this election in a nutshell.

And Hillary will be indicted if it's thought she's going to lose, otherwise not.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2016 11:21 PM (bLnSU)

576 550: I guess that's just me being an ass man. I see that and see that ass. Yep, I noticed the chin. Minor detail. She's a bit full figured, so to speak. But looks like she'd be a lot of fun. A real fun gal.

I would give that royal ass a going over worthy of a queen. But there are many more asses and other wonderful parts swimming in the sea.

If the Muzzies don't take over. Always remember that.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 22, 2016 11:22 PM (DW+jj)

577 Love you Maet! You're doing good work here on the blog.

Posted by: Draki at March 22, 2016 11:22 PM (kkOK3)

578 Sweet hoopty Chi!, hope the interior is at least as nice as the exterior
and man!, nothing makes you feel old like an "antique vehicle" plate on
a car made in 1986. This guy has a lot of free tips and tricks as well
as pay by the job advanced tips and tricks store as well as a few hard
to find common failure parts. https://mercedessource.com/ hope you get
many many trouble free miles out of it.

Posted by: bob in houston at March 22, 2016 11:22 PM (b7AU3)

579 #542 I was 14. Dad had the TV on and I watched the chaos and determined that them Democrats were crazy and vowed never to ever, ever be a Democrat or to vote for one.

Posted by: Theresa D., the Fab one at March 22, 2016 11:22 PM (MeXxt)

580 It's Obama's hand on the lever, though. He really doesn't like Hillary, and if he's fairly certain that the Republicans have thoroughly destroyed themselves, he might just get tempted enough to pull the lever and watch the chaos unfold.

He may not like the Clintons, but given that Hillary is a poor candidate to begin with he's unlikely to further hamstring her with an indictment.

It might reflect badly on Him, you see.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at March 22, 2016 11:22 PM (KRwzj)

581 Hillary ain't getting indicted. She might have a stroke, but she won't get indicted.



Posted by: at March 22, 2016 11:15 PM (R3XYv)

She might have ANOTHER stroke, but she won't get indicted.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 22, 2016 11:22 PM (T78UI)

582 I saw the carnage on that day thread...I lurk during the day because for some reason whatever I try to post from my work computer just disappears.

Anyhow, I would hate to see comments go away permanently. The ONT has, for many years, been a source of laughs and encouragement for me. A lot of you Morons and 'Ettes helped me out when I had to get bypass surgery, and propped me up when I was thinking of suicide not long after that. I would miss you people a hell of a lot.

The GOP may tear itself apart after this election. There's no reason we have to do the same to the Horde.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at March 22, 2016 11:22 PM (rJUlF)

583 Broseidon, well its anime after all...

Just remember Special Combat Unit Shinesman...

https://youtu.be/yc4uY4MdqmI

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 11:23 PM (0vZ6F)

584 561:It's Obama's hand on the lever, though. He really doesn't like Hillary, and if he's fairly certain that the Republicans have thoroughly destroyed themselves, he might just get tempted enough to pull the lever and watch the chaos unfold.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party



And the dirt that the Clintons have on the Obama administration will be unleashed. Interesting Times indeed!

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 22, 2016 11:23 PM (4Sfcv)

585 3 minute LA Law Tourettes clip
http://y2u.be/-H0OMSaOna0

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 22, 2016 11:23 PM (R+30W)

586 Basically the same here. People who think Trump or Ted are fascists, but that Che and those like him are heroes.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 22, 2016 11:10 PM (hVdx9)

Read the Wikipedia entry on Che and weep. The Wiki entry makes him out to be Pope Che

Take a look at young Europeans. That's our youth in a few years or less. Most preferring socialism, most thinking very highly of themselves, few who value independence. All by design.

Posted by: kbdabear at March 22, 2016 11:23 PM (R3XYv)

587 "I was 9 when the Dims did Chicago in '68. Still remember it.

What you describe would be talked about for a hundred years.

Posted by: tbodie at March 22, 2016 11:15 PM (YxyYj) "

I live in Cleveland, and I'm seriously thinking about going on vacation during the convention. I have a feeling it will be very ugly.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 22, 2016 11:23 PM (4/i9Y)

588 Thank you to those who looked at the site. I think it's very pretty as well but can't really take credit for that. I barely changed the SquareSpace template at all because it was such a good fit.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 22, 2016 11:23 PM (GDulk)

589 etag is a sneaky way to track. I remember an article about how to do it with te Spring framework from years ago.

Wait one.

General idea:

http://www.infoq.com/articles/etags

Things have become more sophisticated:

http://docs.spring.io/spring/ docs/current/javadoc-api/org/ springframework/web/filter/ ShallowEtagHeaderFilter.html

(remove spaces)

Posted by: Girl-Shooting Marine at March 22, 2016 11:23 PM (1zS3A)

590 518 GnuBreed, you're a good moron. Never seen you causing grief. One of the things that makes AoS so great is not the FB or Disquss registration.

I've tried commenting at WZ it's not the same as here

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2016 11:09 PM (voOPb)

Thank you. Back atcha, too. And thanks once again for your volunteer work here. By 'registering', I'm referring to my proposal earlier today to having to have a real email address. Hashes no longer work as a means to permaban anyone here. A one time step to provide a real address, and respond from it before making your first comment, would stop the hash reset abuse.

I'm not saying it would fix everything, but it would help alot imho.

Hell, I also think that Breitbart's comment system is broken -- Besides the massive crazy to be found in the comments, having 8,000 on one article is nuts. Yahoo is even worse, with 15k+ comments at times. Who the fuck is willing to wade into that morass?

It's also about signal to noise. When the ratio gets too bad, it ain't worth the time.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 22, 2016 11:24 PM (gyKtp)

591 You Morons have now done it, you've made Bebe's Boobs angry.

Run for the hills!
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 11:16 PM (0vZ6F)

Wait.... I thought those WERE the Hills...
Posted by: Don Q, Sockpuppeteer of the Stars... at March 22, 2016 11:19 PM (RK8AH)


Keep your friends close and your enemies closer?

Posted by: mikeski at March 22, 2016 11:24 PM (LIUK5)

592 They're not angry, they haz a saDz. They thought y'all loved them.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 22, 2016 11:19 PM (k53nK)

We do! We do!

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at March 22, 2016 11:24 PM (rJUlF)

593 Ok, that has to be allowed right?

I'm depressed because we are having nightly knife fights.

There done, and I can go to bed

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 22, 2016 11:24 PM (kBIIG)

594 Nicely said Captain. This blog helped me laugh through bilateral knee surgery and many other of life's trials.

Posted by: crap bag at March 22, 2016 11:25 PM (gxIP7)

595 Maet, check yer email.

Posted by: Piercello at March 22, 2016 11:25 PM (RXfvh)

596 "Take a look at young Europeans. That's our youth in a few years or less. Most preferring socialism, most thinking very highly of themselves, few who value independence. All by design.

Posted by: kbdabear at March 22, 2016 11:23 PM (R3XYv) "

I at least thought an upside of many young American males becoming total pussies would be that I'd get more chicks, but now a lot of women actually like the whole metro SJW dealie. Blech.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 22, 2016 11:25 PM (4/i9Y)

597 And the dirt that the Clintons have on the Obama administration will be unleashed. Interesting Times indeed!

Somebody got a lamp with a genie in I can rub some dirt off of? 'Cause getting three wishes is the only way we'll see the Dems play out this MAD scenario.

And I really want to see it happen.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 22, 2016 11:25 PM (YJmuy)

598 We love your boobs.

Posted by: eleven at March 22, 2016 11:26 PM (qUNWi)

599 You can tell a lot of TV writers do about 15 minutes of wikipedia research when writing medical show scripts.


Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 22, 2016 11:19 PM (4/i9Y)


I think my favorite was the new show about Hackers...

Their first episode, they had to drive a really fast car, to get close to an airplane taking off, so they could get a wireless connection.... not due to distance... but it supposedly would not sync up unless they were close to the speed of the aircraft.... because 50 miles per hour makes a difference to radio waves that go near the speed of light.... /facepalm

only episode I ever bothered watching...

Posted by: Don Q, Sockpuppeteer of the Stars... at March 22, 2016 11:26 PM (RK8AH)

600 I live in Cleveland, and I'm seriously thinking
about going on vacation during the convention. I have a feeling it will
be very ugly.


Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 22, 2016 11:23 PM (4/i9Y)


That's a good idea. Maybe go to Key West if you're of a Florida bent, or South Padre Island if you're more a fan of Texas. Umbrella. Sun. Cooler full of drinkables. Some good books. Take a couple weeks. Let the shit storm blow over without you in the line of fire.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 22, 2016 11:26 PM (HalrA)

601 582 I saw the carnage on that day thread...I lurk during the day because for some reason whatever I try to post from my work computer just disappears.

If they never show up at all, this is likely a bug in pixy's system that Andy and were trying to track down. About the only common factor we could find was that it seemed to affect people with IPv6 addresses.

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 22, 2016 11:26 PM (pAlYe)

602 Kasich tell the reporters at the voting precinct to keep him honest if he starts being a jerk or something, I really wasn't listening. Then the big dummy tries to walk away from the press gaggle looking stoic and pensive. Then someone yells his name because he was walking the wrong way. I just shook my head.

Then he's interviewed and goes on this bizarre response about how you can't float around the moon with mathematics. I'm sitting here thinking my Apple watch has more processing power than the CPU on Apollo 11. The Astronauts got to the moon with calculators, pencils, paper and MATHEMATICS.

Who is this man? What does he see that I and many don't? Is he trying to be VP so he can take Joe Biden's crown as the Dumbest Man To Be Vice President?

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 22, 2016 11:27 PM (/E+t2)

603 Just out of curiosity, is it a big crime, you know lese majeste or something to give a nice big smack to a queen's or any other royal's ass?

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 22, 2016 11:27 PM (DW+jj)

604 @553 How bad can angry boobs be?

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

I take it you've never met Argilla from Digital Devil Saga?

SFW

http://tinyurl.com/gruokvp

Posted by: junior at March 22, 2016 11:27 PM (fgd5X)

605 This is the over the top fan-service from episode 9 I previously mentioned.

https://youtu.be/FxuAPCEhsQc

*times the nose-bleeds*

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 11:27 PM (0vZ6F)

606 Ace has spoken to me about the comment issues, particularly with regards to managing the more, um, unruly fans of this site.

I'm planning to have a beta version of a new comments system up in the next few days. I'll drop a link here so that people can log in and play with it. I was holding off until it was actually up before saying anything, but thought I'd say it now since it's becoming more of a problem.

Posted by: Pixy and the Hamsters at March 22, 2016 11:27 PM (2yngH)

607 Be well all you Morons. I'm off to bed. Come along little doggehs, Bailey and Kahlua.

Posted by: Farmer at March 22, 2016 11:27 PM (o/90i)

608 And because if I'm forced to babysit yet another episode of this perpetual circular knife fight in the evenings, I will fucking quit this blog and walk away.

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 22, 2016 11:19 PM (pAlYe)

He means it! He actually turned the car around last week!

Posted by: Maet's kids at March 22, 2016 11:27 PM (R3XYv)

609 NASA TV going back to launch replays, which is always better than arguing about politics:

http://www.ustream.tv/nasahdtv

Posted by: rickl at March 22, 2016 11:28 PM (sdi6R)

610 I at least thought an upside of many young American
males becoming total pussies would be that I'd get more chicks, but now a
lot of women actually like the whole metro SJW dealie. Blech.


Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 22, 2016 11:25 PM (4/i9Y)


I hear ya, bro. Or at least, they say they like that. Then they go for some tatted up punk that just got out of State.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 22, 2016 11:28 PM (HalrA)

611 Well let me explain. I've essentially banned politics and certain other topics from the ONT (unless specifically mentioned in an item) because the moron commenters have proven that they simply cannot discuss them in a reasonable way.

With the weekend specialty threads, they put up a little notice telling people to take the off topic stuff top the thread below. Maybe if you put up something similar on the ONTs telling people what isn't welcome, there would me better compliance. I wouldn't have made the comment about the election if I knew it wouldn't be welcome.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 22, 2016 11:28 PM (R+30W)

612 "You aren't alone. Mine was overwhelming until I hit around 13 or so. Even now 35 years later I can still feel minor bouts of it coming to the surface. At this point it's just an occasional facial tic.

Posted by: digitalbrownshirt at March 22, 2016 11:21 PM (ROUi "

Good to hear yours got better as well. Mine also pretty much stopped at around age 16. I just have some minor facial tics, and some light verbal ones that I can usually suppress with effort. As a kid, I had pretty severe tics and even more severe OCD.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 22, 2016 11:28 PM (4/i9Y)

613 Posted by: Pixy and the Hamsters

I saw you guys open up for Katrina and the Waves in 1986.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 22, 2016 11:29 PM (YJmuy)

614 608 He means it! He actually turned the car around last week!
Posted by: Maet's kids at March 22, 2016 11:27 PM (R3XYv)

Were there spankings???!!!!

Posted by: Zut & Dingo at March 22, 2016 11:29 PM (k53nK)

615 Pixy, good to hear. It is good that people are looking for solutions, because this place is simply amazing.

Posted by: Piercello at March 22, 2016 11:30 PM (RXfvh)

616 @570 My dad (a dermatologist) was consulted for a TV episode once regarding a skin condition. They pretty much ignored all of his suggestions and ended up having a completely unrealistic storyline.

You can tell a lot of TV writers do about 15 minutes of wikipedia research when writing medical show scripts.
----------------------

In one episode of Castle, Castle and Beckett go to consult with one of Castle's old sources - a Voodoo priestess. Unfortunately, she's pissed at him because he ignored everything she told him when he decided to add Voodoo to one of his novels.

:p

Posted by: junior at March 22, 2016 11:30 PM (fgd5X)

617 I'm planning to have a beta version of a new comments system up in the next few days.


#twoweeks

Posted by: eleven at March 22, 2016 11:30 PM (qUNWi)

618 Happy-ish Tuesday Evening, all y'all ...

Posted by: Adriane the Critic ... at March 22, 2016 11:30 PM (AoK0a)

619 Ok Maet, I gotta ask....

What was Fidonet?

Posted by: Blano at March 22, 2016 11:30 PM (3eoPa)

620 With the weekend specialty threads, they put up a little notice telling people to take the off topic stuff top the thread below. Maybe if you put up something similar on the ONTs telling people what isn't welcome, there would me better compliance. I wouldn't have made the comment about the election if I knew it wouldn't be welcome.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 22, 2016 11:28 PM (R+30W)


Well I was doing it in stealth, osmosis mode so I don't count unknowing violations. Just so long as people eventually get the hint.

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 22, 2016 11:30 PM (pAlYe)

621 Nice. Thanks AW.
Posted by: crap bag at March 22, 2016 11:19 PM (gxIP7)


My pleasure.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 22, 2016 11:31 PM (/E+t2)

622 I'll drop a link here so that people can log in and play with it.

Posted by: Pixy and the Hamsters at March 22, 2016 11:27 PM (2yngH)


Beta testers, Ho!

No, not that kind of Ho!

Well, maybe.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2016 11:31 PM (bLnSU)

623 Maet,

Have you and Andy been working on the hijack ads? If so...just some feedback. Haven't had it happen in the last 5 days at all.

*only happens on the phone anyways

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 22, 2016 11:31 PM (hlMPp)

624 608 And because if I'm forced to babysit yet another episode of this perpetual circular knife fight in the evenings, I will fucking quit this blog and walk away.

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 22, 2016 11:19 PM (pAlYe)


Please don't. As much as I enjoy sitting in for you or CDR M I'm just a grateful temp worker filling in for the best. ONT is spelled Maet

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2016 11:31 PM (voOPb)

625 "I hear ya, bro. Or at least, they say they like that. Then they go for some tatted up punk that just got out of State.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 22, 2016 11:28 PM (HalrA) "

Hah, true. I'm not enough of a weenie for girls that like weenies, but I'm also not enough of a bad boy for girls that like bad boys.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 22, 2016 11:31 PM (4/i9Y)

626 In one episode of Castle, Castle and Beckett go to consult with one of Castle's old sources - a Voodoo priestess. Unfortunately, she's pissed at him because he ignored everything she told him when he decided to add Voodoo to one of his novels.

Always Buy Retail !!!

Posted by: Adriane the TV Critic ... at March 22, 2016 11:31 PM (AoK0a)

627 If they never show up at all, this is likely a bug in pixy's system that Andy and were trying to track down. About the only common factor we could find was that it seemed to affect people with IPv6 addresses.
Posted by: Maetenloch at March 22, 2016 11:26 PM (pAlYe)

OK. I've only tried lately from the internet computer in the on-air studio. I don't think we're using IPv6, but I could be wrong.

Thanks, Maet...for the response and for all you do here at the HQ.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at March 22, 2016 11:31 PM (rJUlF)

628 Posted by: Pixy and the Hamsters at March 22, 2016 11:27 PM (2yngH)

A sincere thank you for all you've done over the years. It is appreciated.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at March 22, 2016 11:31 PM (KRwzj)

629 Adriane!!!!!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 22, 2016 11:31 PM (k53nK)

630 Posted by: Pixy and the Hamsters at March 22, 2016 11:27 PM (2yngH)

Great news, Pixy Misa. Count me in as a beta tester.

And thanks.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 22, 2016 11:31 PM (gyKtp)

631 I at least thought an upside of many young American males becoming total pussies would be that I'd get more chicks, but now a lot of women actually like the whole metro SJW dealie. Blech.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 22, 2016 11:25 PM (4/i9Y)


Eh, if Pajama Boy really does get her hot and bothered, you wouldn't respect yourself in the morning, anyway.

Posted by: mikeski at March 22, 2016 11:32 PM (LIUK5)

632 Then they go for some tatted up punk that just got out of State.

We do have morons here who fit that description. (And then we got morons, or perhaps schmucks is the better word, who have to test the gear they're planning to strap on those aforementioned morons.)

Anyway, next time I go on the prowl, I should probably ask for some of that equipment in advance.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 22, 2016 11:32 PM (6FqZa)

633 "Their first episode, they had to drive a really fast car, to get close to an airplane taking off, so they could get a wireless connection.... not due to distance... but it supposedly would not sync up unless they were close to the speed of the aircraft.... because 50 miles per hour makes a difference to radio waves that go near the speed of light.... /facepalm

only episode I ever bothered watching...

Posted by: Don Q, Sockpuppeteer of the Stars... at March 22, 2016 11:26 PM (RK8AH) "

Universal TV rule of hacking: If you type fast enough, you're hacking! Just type faster!

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 22, 2016 11:32 PM (4/i9Y)

634 AW...see that's what I'm talkin, about ...lol.

Posted by: crap bag at March 22, 2016 11:32 PM (gxIP7)

635 brb. going to try out my new amp cable ...

Posted by: Adriane the TV Critic ... at March 22, 2016 11:33 PM (AoK0a)

636 I saw Pixy and the Hamsters "open" for Richard Gere and the Gerbils.

Used up every bit of eyebleach in the house, I tellya.

*shudder*


/snerk


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

pleasedontthrowmeinthebarrelnow?

Posted by: Jim at March 22, 2016 11:33 PM (McRlu)

637 []

Posted by: Grad School Fool at March 22, 2016 11:33 PM (swEzU)

638 623 Maet,
Have you and Andy been working on the hijack ads? If so...just some feedback. Haven't had it happen in the last 5 days at all.
*only happens on the phone anyways
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 22, 2016 11:31 PM (hlMPp)


I think only Ace deals with the ad stuff. So no idea.

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 22, 2016 11:33 PM (pAlYe)

639 528 You know, I have more to worry about than most with regard to surviving the next 4-8 years, but it's not worth freaking out hysterically over the election, nor being as alienating as possible.

And yes, I'm pretty sure a lot of the most alienating people are doing it on purpose. People here talk about infiltrators and long marchers and Mobys, but they don't seem to *think* about that very much.

Mobying has, if anything, become a more successful tactic over the years - at least for people willing to lie.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2016 11:12 PM (bLnSU)



First time is happenstance (200; second is coincidence (2012); the third time is enemy action....

Posted by: cthulhu at March 22, 2016 11:33 PM (EzgxV)

640
Posted by: Pixy and the Hamsters at March 22, 2016 11:27 PM (2yngH)

"I'm planning to have a beta version of a new
comments system up in the next few days."

TWO WEEKS!! (I kid, I kid!)

Posted by: bob in houston at March 22, 2016 11:33 PM (b7AU3)

641 Hah, true. I'm not enough of a weenie for girls
that like weenies, but I'm also not enough of a bad boy for girls that
like bad boys.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 22, 2016 11:31 PM (4/i9Y)


Same here. So sucks to be us.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 22, 2016 11:33 PM (HalrA)

642 Hacking? You mean like a cough?

Posted by: Hillary! at March 22, 2016 11:34 PM (8aOqE)

643 Posted by: Pixy and the Hamsters at March 22, 2016 11:27 PM (2yngH)

And here i thought Pixy was just a blog legend.

The things a person can learn in the middle of the night .

Posted by: tbodie at March 22, 2016 11:34 PM (YxyYj)

644 Universal TV rule of hacking: If you type fast enough, you're hacking! Just type faster!

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 22, 2016 11:32 PM (4/i9Y)


Yeah.... and I'm still waiting for the cool light show effect when I break into a clients system...

You know... the lights that go down inside the box and goes around all the corners?

Posted by: Don Q, Sockpuppeteer of the Stars... at March 22, 2016 11:34 PM (RK8AH)

645 You Morons have now done it, you've made Bebe's Boobs angry.
Run for the hills!
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 11:16 PM (0vZ6F)

Wait.... I thought those WERE the Hills...
Posted by: Don Q, Sockpuppeteer of the Stars... at March 22, 2016 11:19 PM (RK8AH)


Run for the hills!

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster Bravely supporting kittens at March 22, 2016 11:35 PM (1D4Ef)

646 I have occasionally mentioned working with some Brits.

Well, recently, I had occasion to entertain some visitors from the UK by picking up a few growlers of beer.

Now. For us in the USA, a growler is container used to contain 64 oz of fluid in an insulated environment.

For the Brits, well, something different.

And that's all I have to say about that.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 22, 2016 11:35 PM (1zS3A)

647 Nyah! Broseidon... are you Vulcan and must swim upstream every seven years?? If not don't sweat it.

Just have fun nyah!

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 11:35 PM (0vZ6F)

648 What was Fidonet?

Posted by: Blano at March 22, 2016 11:30 PM (3eoPa)


Holy noodle. The volunteer internet before the internet.

I had a BBS at one point, briefly.

Network of volunteer systems that passed mail, files, and forum posts back and forth during pre-scheduled phone calls around the world.

HUGE websites devoted to the history of it, there was even a documentary series about that era. 80s-90s, dying off gradually. There may still be a few left, but the network is broken.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2016 11:35 PM (bLnSU)

649
What was Fidonet?
Posted by: Blano


A system that went to the dogs.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 22, 2016 11:36 PM (FkBIv)

650 Ok all. Lights out here in AZ. Don't burn the place down.

Posted by: crap bag at March 22, 2016 11:36 PM (gxIP7)

651 I remember being dragged to go see Hope Floats by a forgotten girlfriend a long time ago.

Same happened to me. She didn't get any that evening. She probably called you thirty minutes later.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 22, 2016 11:37 PM (6FqZa)

652 Posted by: Pixy and the Hamsters at March 22, 2016 11:27

Thanks to you, ace & Maet for my unbanning this past Xmas

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2016 11:37 PM (voOPb)

653 On the hijack ads, I finally had to install adblocker on my phone. I really try to keep Ace whitelisted, but it was out of control. I couldn't get to the site.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 22, 2016 11:37 PM (kBIIG)

654 So, Easter plans?

Think we're gonna have a bigger crowd than Thanksgiving. Which is a good thing. All laid back folks. Bunch of kids to entertain each other.

And perhaps I may recycle and get vid this time of having my two nephews find the eggs with the money in it. One was planted with 10 dollars....the other planted with a dime.

Of course the younger rough and tumble short fuse got the dime.

Everything just fit perfectly...older nephew opened it as soon as the younger one was. He yelled OMG Ten Dollars!

The younger threw the egg after seeing a dime.

*chuckling thinking about it

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 22, 2016 11:37 PM (hlMPp)

655 The GOP may tear itself apart after this election. There's no reason we have to do the same to the Horde.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at March 22, 2016 11:22 PM

Always enjoyed your posts Cpt. Whitebread. Glad you are now in good health. Been there when it's poor and that sucks.

Be well, we are both on the upside.

Posted by: Farmer at March 22, 2016 11:37 PM (o/90i)

656 I think I just saw some "baby bat burritos"... Adorbs!

Posted by: Zettai "Batman" Ryoiki at March 22, 2016 11:37 PM (5csB/)

657 See, I always thought the email I put in was on record for my nick all this while. It's been the same for over - what, 9 years? And I check the inbox every other week just in case I get an email from y'all.

Haven't yet. Figured I've been good so I don't get emails.

What I'm saying is I'd be ok with some sort of registration if that's needed.

Anyways, g'night all.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at March 22, 2016 11:37 PM (ZnYPD)

658 "http://tinyurl.com/gruokvp

Posted by: junior at March 22, 2016 11:27 PM (fgd5X) "

Or that chick from Queen's Blade that shoots acid from her boobs.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 22, 2016 11:37 PM (4/i9Y)

659 broseidon king of the brocean

I can remember being a kid and being afraid I'd be that way all my life. In the early years it was so unknown that I wasn't identified until it was pretty much gone. Instead I used to just get my assed kicked for making those stupid sounds. My treatment was literally physical abuse.

Then it disappeared almost overnight. I doubt any of my adult friends know I've got it. My family knows and that's pretty much it for real life friends because it's so minor now. The verbal tics are pretty much non existent with just the occasional facial tic coming to the surface.

I still think my description stands. I noticed it earlier on a Ted Cruz FB thread when he asked people to pray for the people in Texas and the thread got flooded with people attacking him in the name of their idol. It was pretty creepy and I can see some of it here.

Posted by: digitalbrownshirt at March 22, 2016 11:37 PM (ROUi8)

660 The hills...are alive...with the sound of music...

(Trying to help. Drops mic. Walks away.)

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 22, 2016 11:38 PM (1zS3A)

661 Good Evening HBO

From Captain Midnight

12.95 per month?

No Way!

Showtime/Movie channel beware





No that's how you tv hack fellers.

Posted by: Captain Midnight at March 22, 2016 11:38 PM (/E+t2)

662 On a different note, anybody here tonight know anything about replacing/improving Babbitt bearings on a _really_ old metal lathe? Mine have an annoying amount of play, and I am curious to know whether it is possible to flat-out replace them with something more modern.

(Lathe is an F E Reed 11x36, belt drive, last patent date 1882. The spindle has on the order of .003" of horizontal play in the existing bearings.)

Posted by: Piercello at March 22, 2016 11:39 PM (RXfvh)

663 As far as I know slapweasel isn't banned. And in Backwardsboy's case I asked people not to do X (which has already been covered in several posts) and then he went and did X. He can come back though if he's willing to not do X in the future.
Posted by: Maetenloch at March 22, 2016 10:43 PM (pAlYe)

Had the same argument with my girlfriend.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 22, 2016 10:44 PM (pUDQf)

And??

Posted by: Blano at March 22, 2016 11:39 PM (3eoPa)

664 Acid from the bewbs? Aphrodite X and her bewb missiles for the win.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 11:39 PM (0vZ6F)

665 589 etag is a sneaky way to track.

Sorry - you completely lost me there. Etags are a way to reduce network traffic, I don't know how you would track by them. Pretty much I take a hash of my data that I'll send to you, and the next time you request the data, send back the hash and I'll tell you that you can use the cached version you have. Unless I missed something else.

Posted by: tunakermit at March 22, 2016 11:39 PM (BYiZr)

666 >>>She probably called you thirty minutes later.


Ha!

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 22, 2016 11:40 PM (/E+t2)

667 What was Fidonet?

Fidonet was a store and forward messaging system that primarily used dialup modems to exchange data. Mostly it was BBS systems that made up the "nodes", but there were some private "point" systems (I had one).

The content on Fidnet was a mixture of discussion groups, private email, and file transfers.

You can read more about it (big ugly text file) here:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/h6vrc79 (sfw)

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 22, 2016 11:40 PM (YJmuy)

668 First time is happenstance (2008 ) second is coincidence (2012); the third time is enemy action....

Posted by: cthulhu at March 22, 2016 11:33 PM (EzgxV)


Pretty sure enemy action was involved in every case.

(polishes up copy of I Told You So, Part 1: The Toldening)

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2016 11:40 PM (bLnSU)

669 []

Posted by: Miley's Tongue dba Ylva of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy at March 22, 2016 11:40 PM (bIGOo)

670 ACK! Does anyone know a version of Greasemonkey that works on Pale Moon?

Anyway, I should sleep.

Behave, Horde. I'm tired of watching things I love falter and die. Don't kill this.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at March 22, 2016 11:41 PM (D0J8L)

671 @669 "all others 21.2%" - WTF, Arizona?!
------------------

I'm guessing early voters.

Posted by: junior at March 22, 2016 11:41 PM (fgd5X)

672 For the Brits, well, something different.

And that's all I have to say about that.


Well, yeah. Everybody* knows that a growler is a type of horse-drawn carriage, which I believe to be the primary mode of transport in Great Briton.

*people who have played Assassin's Creed Syndicate

Posted by: Hollowpoint at March 22, 2016 11:41 PM (KRwzj)

673 You can tell Pixy reads the comments,too, on account f the hamsters reference in his nic.

Maet, please don't ever leave!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 22, 2016 11:42 PM (q1FtT)

674 Brussels? You mean like the sprout?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 22, 2016 11:43 PM (hlMPp)

675 "For those of you who think I'm sucking up with this, a simple Fuck You to you, shall suffice."

That's the spirit!

Posted by: Yngvar at March 22, 2016 11:43 PM (bDKvH)

676 I was way too young to be involved in the pioneer days of the internet (my first internet experience was AOL in about 1994), but I was involved with very early online gaming. I had this thing called an X-Band that worked for a select few SNES and Sega Genesis games. I only really played Mortal Kombat 2 and NBA Jam, though. My mom stopped letting me use it after someone got our phone number (it was a dial-up connection, obviously) and called, wanting to talk to me about MK2.

Any other morons have one of those?

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 22, 2016 11:43 PM (4/i9Y)

677 >>>Posted by: tunakermit at March 22, 2016 11:39 PM (BYiZr)

***

You reduce bandwidth usage by knowing someone's been at your site before before.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 22, 2016 11:43 PM (1zS3A)

678 Ace has spoken to me about the comment issues, particularly with regards to managing the more, um, unruly fans of this site.

I'm planning to have a beta version of a new comments system up in the next few days. I'll drop a link here so that people can log in and play with it. I was holding off until it was actually up before saying anything, but thought I'd say it now since it's becoming more of a problem.
Posted by: Pixy and the Hamsters at March 22, 2016 11:27 PM

Seriously? Seriously?

OK, let us know when.

Posted by: Farmer at March 22, 2016 11:44 PM (o/90i)

679 The obvious answer is more Kate Upton photos.

Regardless of the question

Posted by: Purple at March 22, 2016 11:44 PM (MP7Uu)

680 So after the debacle in 2012 I took up running to keep my mind off the slow motion disaster this country has become.

I actually have gotten pretty decent at it, I've run 22 half marathons and 4 marathons since then. I even did a race series in January where you run 48 miles in four races over four days (the last one is a marathon).

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 22, 2016 11:44 PM (kBIIG)

681 Today I was happy just to be a no-account lurker.

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 22, 2016 11:44 PM (4rzL1)

682 I would definitely like to put in a request for BackwardsBoy to be unbanned. He's one of the best commenters as far as I'm concerned.

Posted by: rickl at March 22, 2016 11:44 PM (sdi6R)

683 Yay IRS, my tax refund hits on the 25th. All $13 of it.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 11:44 PM (0vZ6F)

684 Ms Tammy!!!!!!' Muah!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 22, 2016 11:44 PM (k53nK)

685 I would like to say thanks to Maet and the other Cobs for all their kind efforts to keep us entertained.

Posted by: Darth Randall at March 22, 2016 11:44 PM (KlVdw)

686 Calling it a night early again all. Thanks for the chat tonight.

Hope we can all continue chatting on the ONT for years and years and years. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 22, 2016 11:45 PM (ntObR)

687 Behave, Horde. I'm tired of watching things I love falter and die. Don't kill this.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at March 22, 2016 11:41 PM (D0J8L)

night Brother Cavil. Sentiments x1000.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 22, 2016 11:45 PM (hlMPp)

688 "Babbitt bearings"... I think there might be hole somewhere where one can pour in some molten Babbitt metal (tin, lead?) to renew them...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at March 22, 2016 11:45 PM (5csB/)

689 >>>Posted by: Hollowpoint at March 22, 2016 11:41 PM (KRwzj)

***

Heh. I like you.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 22, 2016 11:45 PM (1zS3A)

690 (tips his hat to Miss Tammy)

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at March 22, 2016 11:45 PM (rJUlF)

691 I'm planning to have a beta version of a new comments system up in the next few days. I'll drop a link here so that people can log in and play with it. I was holding off until it was actually up before saying anything, but thought I'd say it now since it's becoming more of a problem.

Posted by: Pixy and the Hamsters at March 22, 2016 11:27 PM (2yngH)

I'm looking forward to it, something needs to be done. The 'Ette who helps run the Yahoo group says that the Refugees are now invading the group and stirring up shit that was just meant for friendly conversation and some Samaritan activity.

I wonder if some of these shit stirrers are paid operatives who are coming here for the sole purpose of agitating and tearing this place apart from within. Others are just plain crazy or jerks, especially when it comes to politics.

I've even curtailed my ONT activity other than the Compliance Pics, but I think it's because I wanted to avoid politics altogether and got re-interested in baseball.

Posted by: Maet's kids at March 22, 2016 11:46 PM (GrXXa)

692 BeBe!!! Mwah, mwah!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 22, 2016 11:46 PM (q1FtT)

693 oops. thought that wasn't confrontational. my bad

Posted by: Grad School Fool at March 22, 2016 11:46 PM (swEzU)

694 I will test the new comments as long as it does not involve a #2 pencil. That might trigger some bad testing flashbacks.

Over Iowa testing?
No, I don't think I'll ever get over Iowa testing!

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at March 22, 2016 11:46 PM (FtrY1)

695 Yay IRS, my tax refund hits on the 25th. All $13 of it.

So, it'll be lunch at Chick-Fil-A on the 25th?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 22, 2016 11:46 PM (YJmuy)

696 Any other morons have one of those?
Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 22, 2016 11:43 PM (4/i9Y)

I remember reading about that in Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM ).

I have a Dreamcast that I used to play NFL2k online. That reminds me of Shenmue. That was a fvcking awesome game.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 22, 2016 11:47 PM (/E+t2)

697
I asked people not to do X (which has already been covered in several posts) and then he went and did X. He can come back though if he's willing to not do X in the future.
Posted by: Maetenloch

Had the same argument with my girlfriend.
Posted by: AlaBAMA

And??
Posted by: Blano


She is now his X.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 22, 2016 11:47 PM (FkBIv)

698 417 I never thought I'd have this much fun getting back into playing and making music. I was into making music in my late teens and early twenties and gave it up for about 25 years to build a career as a broadcast engineer. I decided two years ago that I would take it up again and boy am I glad I did. Posted by: Kreplach at March 22, 2016 10:46 PM (WVvzl)

Picking up guitar over 30 has been incredible. And it changed and improved how I listened to music as well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1IF4IAjmQI

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 22, 2016 11:47 PM (VdICR)

699 590 518 GnuBreed, you're a good moron. Never seen you causing grief. One of the things that makes AoS so great is not the FB or Disquss registration.

I've tried commenting at WZ it's not the same as here

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2016 11:09 PM (voOPb)

Thank you. Back atcha, too. And thanks once again for your volunteer work here. By 'registering', I'm referring to my proposal earlier today to having to have a real email address. Hashes no longer work as a means to permaban anyone here. A one time step to provide a real address, and respond from it before making your first comment, would stop the hash reset abuse.

I'm not saying it would fix everything, but it would help alot imho.

Hell, I also think that Breitbart's comment system is broken -- Besides the massive crazy to be found in the comments, having 8,000 on one article is nuts. Yahoo is even worse, with 15k+ comments at times. Who the fuck is willing to wade into that morass?

It's also about signal to noise. When the ratio gets too bad, it ain't worth the time.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 22, 2016 11:24 PM (gyKtp)




w/r/t signal-to-noise, I think a whole lot of people who are not friends of these United States are deliberately increasing the noise (e.g. Russia, China, Democrats, Eurocrats, jihadists, SJWs.....)

Posted by: cthulhu at March 22, 2016 11:47 PM (EzgxV)

700
684 Ms Tammy!!!!!!' Muah!


Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 22, 2016 11:44 PM (k53nK)

Mention to Ms. Tammy that they have a sadz


One sec


*sets up Go Pro

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 22, 2016 11:47 PM (hlMPp)

701 Pixy,

Shoot me an email when you're ready for beta testers on the new comment system. I'd be happy to help.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at March 22, 2016 11:47 PM (rJUlF)

702 TAMMY!

BEBE!

ADRIENE!

I am so totally paying attention.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2016 11:48 PM (bLnSU)

703 "Posted by: digitalbrownshirt at March 22, 2016 11:37 PM (ROUi "

Even with more years of medicine on my side, it took 3 or 4 neurologists for me to get an accurate diagnosis of TS. They also had pretty much no idea what meds to give me - I went through about literally 13 different Rx's in a 6 year period from age 8 to 14. 9 of them did pretty much nothing, 3 had intensely negative side effects, and 1 was at least decent at suppressing some of my tics.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 22, 2016 11:48 PM (4/i9Y)

704 695. So, it'll be lunch at Chick-Fil-A on the 25th?
Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 22, 2016 11:46 PM (

Or 5 Guys

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 22, 2016 11:48 PM (k53nK)

705 Merovign, *cough couch*

What are you looking at???

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 11:48 PM (0vZ6F)

706 Pixy and the Hamsters: ...I'm planning to have a beta version of a new comments system up in the next few days. I'll drop a link here so that people can log in and play with it...

Is that site a sample of what this would work like? Because, first thing I noticed was, getting to comments from the main page required javascript. Why complicate things?

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 22, 2016 11:49 PM (5a8XA)

707 Or 5 Guys

Someone made the joke "5 Guys, one cup."

Haven't been in one since.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 22, 2016 11:49 PM (YJmuy)

708 I have to believe that a lot of the worst offenders think that they can behave on this place as they do on social media.

Never Go Full Social Media

Posted by: kbdabear at March 22, 2016 11:49 PM (GrXXa)

709 $13 can buy three half-subs out of the deli section of Wally World and might have enough for a 12oz soda.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 11:49 PM (0vZ6F)

710 Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 22, 2016 10:45 PM (GDulk)

I clicked the link to your blog, and my computer froze up.

Posted by: Blano at March 22, 2016 11:50 PM (3eoPa)

711 Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at March 22, 2016 11:41 PM (D0J8L)
ACK! Does anyone know a version of Greasemonkey that works on Pale Moon?

I'm running Palemoon now, Ver. 26.1.1 and it works but its been installed and updating since the crapfest that was Firefox Australis came out, its Greasemonkey 1.15.1 signed. Thats the one bad thing that will prolly happen with a new comments system, I'll lose my "AoS Ignore user" script and the amusing notice "This poster has been dorked in the squeakhole by rabid Ewoks.You can unhide this user's posts by clicking below." that I substituted ages ago, can't remember which Moron came up with it but he/she is a Saint.

Posted by: bob in houston at March 22, 2016 11:50 PM (b7AU3)

712 702 TAMMY!
BEBE!
ADRIENE!
I am so totally paying attention.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2016 11:48 PM (bLnSU)

You have brought the girls many dark side cookies, no sadz for you.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 22, 2016 11:50 PM (k53nK)

713 I wish people would have started of treating the Hot Airhole and other newbs like trolls and just ignored the vitriol they spewed.

I know some regulars get nasty, but so much of it was newbs and you can bet some were professional shit-stirrers.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 22, 2016 11:51 PM (q1FtT)

714 I remember reading about that in Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM ).

I have a Dreamcast that I used to play NFL2k online. That reminds me of Shenmue. That was a fvcking awesome game.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 22, 2016 11:47 PM (/E+t2) "

Yeah, IIRC EGM printed like a monthly X-Band leaderboard for a few of the games. I obviously never made it on that list - but I was my store champion for the 1994 Blockbuster Video Game Championships!

I assume you know about Shenmue 3 being on the horizon.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 22, 2016 11:51 PM (4/i9Y)

715 Wow, forgot the HQ is on CDT. Nite all.

Posted by: tbodie at March 22, 2016 11:52 PM (YxyYj)

716 So, we don't know, from stoopid state dept, how many Americans are missing in the Brussels terror attack. It must be more than I want to think about.

Please pray for a Nashville couple, Justin and Stephanie Shults, missing while her mother checked in at airport. They were sitting and waiting for her. Two bright and beautiful Americans, living and working in Brussels.

The local news video is heartbreaking. State dept knows nothing about them in the chaos. I feel they are two of many Americans missing tonight, unable to call (however, all survivors leaving chaos seem to be on phones), and separated during bombs from her mother, but I am praying for them tonight, that they are alive and ok. Thanks. xoxo

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, aging supermodel Redneck Queen at March 22, 2016 11:52 PM (wAMRL)

717 670 ACK! Does anyone know a version of Greasemonkey that works on Pale Moon?

Anyway, I should sleep.

Behave, Horde. I'm tired of watching things I love falter and die. Don't kill this.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at March 22, 2016 11:41 PM (D0J8L)

++++

1.15.1 works
http://tinyurl.com/jsmnhze

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 22, 2016 11:52 PM (R+30W)

718 707 Or 5 Guys
Someone made the joke "5 Guys, one cup."
Haven't been in one since.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 22, 2016 11:49 PM (

And THAT is why one should never Google & watch videos for things like that, or lemon party, or ...

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 22, 2016 11:52 PM (k53nK)

719 Adriene! Dark Lord!

Crap and I am about to fall asleep.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 22, 2016 11:52 PM (q1FtT)

720 I'm sorry if this has been posted, but I have been triggered by this article about Emory University students receiving emergency therapy for being terrified of "Vote Trump" signs written in chalk around campus.


Posted by: Lucas McCain at March 22, 2016 11:52 PM (Oh++N)

721 I am really looking for my first serious paycheck from Wally World, got hit by an unexpected expense and might be scraping the barrel to cover house note.

Thank goodness getting paid for writing work tomorrow.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 11:52 PM (0vZ6F)

722 $13 can buy three half-subs out of the deli section of Wally World and might have enough for a 12oz soda.

But then you get no HateShake.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 22, 2016 11:53 PM (YJmuy)

723 I at least thought an upside of many young American males becoming total pussies would be that I'd get more chicks, but now a lot of women actually like the whole metro SJW dealie. Blech.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 22, 2016 11:25 PM (4/i9Y)

Since the Juicebox Girls don't value independence so much now, they don't care if the boyfriend is treating them on his mom and dad's money.

When mom and dad run out of money for his lifestyle, the girls just "like him as a friend".

Posted by: kbdabear at March 22, 2016 11:53 PM (GrXXa)

724 Merovign, *cough couch*

What are you looking at???

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 22, 2016 11:48 PM (0vZ6F)


Cough *couch*? Your furniture is sick?!?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2016 11:53 PM (bLnSU)

725 Is that site a sample of what this would work like? Because, first thing I noticed was, getting to comments from the main page required javascript. Why complicate things?
Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 22, 2016 11:49 PM (5a8XA)

*****

Please Pixy, anything but a Javascript requirement. I hate it, never use it, and it is fast becoming antiquated shit code.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 22, 2016 11:53 PM (YLidQ)

726 I remember getting a tax return once. Once.

Posted by: digitalbrownshirt at March 22, 2016 11:53 PM (ROUi8)

727 I assume you know about Shenmue 3 being on the horizon.
Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 22, 2016 11:51 PM (4/i9Y)


Yeah I saw that. I never got around to the sequel. Did they even make a sequel?

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 22, 2016 11:53 PM (/E+t2)

728 Posted by: Blano at March 22, 2016 11:50 PM (3eoPa)

The link *to* the website or one of the links in it? EK said she thought it loaded a little slow, but I definitely need to know if it's freezing people's computers.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 22, 2016 11:54 PM (GDulk)

729 688 "Babbitt bearings"... I think there might be hole somewhere where one can pour in some molten Babbitt metal (tin, lead?) to renew them...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at March 22, 2016 11:45 PM (5csB/)

I doubt I can manage molten metal at this point, but I have considered milling the mated faces of the split bearings, in hopes of reducing the play. Maybe I ought to call up a local _professional_ machinist and ask for suggestions.

Posted by: Piercello at March 22, 2016 11:54 PM (RXfvh)

730 I haven't filed taxes in years.

Not since the audit occasioned by my founding and ongoing involvement in the Georgia Tea Party. Many of you cannot believe just how horrible that sort of experience can be.

I'll file this year, for the last few. Maybe.

I'm owed, but I hate to deal with that weaponized collection of cocksuckers.

Between the IRS and the wife, I am ready to eat a bullet, become a hobo, or flee to Europe (I still have an EU passport). I am just about done with being a middle-class tax cow.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 22, 2016 11:54 PM (1zS3A)

731 You have brought the girls many dark side cookies, no sadz for you.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 22, 2016 11:50 PM (k53nK)


Awwwww. Haz Happy.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 22, 2016 11:55 PM (bLnSU)

732 Crap and I am about to fall asleep.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 22, 2016 11:52 PM (q1FtT)

*****

Find a little coffee, Ma'am.

How are you?

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 22, 2016 11:55 PM (YLidQ)

733 713 I wish people would have started of treating the Hot Airhole and other newbs like trolls and just ignored the vitriol they spewed.

I know some regulars get nasty, but so much of it was newbs and you can bet some were professional shit-stirrers.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 22, 2016 11:51 PM (q1FtT)

My thing is...if they were good commenters they would have been here before - and lasted- before the HA migration. The refugees poked and poked and poked.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 22, 2016 11:55 PM (hlMPp)

734 719 Crap and I am about to fall asleep.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 22, 2016 11:52 PM (q1FtT)

Me too. It's early but I made myself worko twice today so fading fast

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at March 22, 2016 11:55 PM (k53nK)

735 @627 dammit Capt. WB

2nd request for iron butterfly LP version of Ina-Gadda-Davida

17+ minutes of happy memories for me and 17 minutes out of the booth for you

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 22, 2016 11:55 PM (voOPb)

736 My eyelids are shutting involuntarily. Time to sleep.

Catch you all later.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at March 22, 2016 11:56 PM (rJUlF)

737 I've been reading this blog for basically as long as it has existed (minus maybe one year). Ace even let me post once, a long time ago, and I made fun of the global warming crowd. Lots of fun, and lots of comments.

One of the reasons I liked this blog so much was Ace's sense of humor and rational way of dealing with every issue. I remember when the Terri Schiavo's life was being litigated in the courts, and feelings were running high here (as they were in a lot of places). Ace's posts were great during that time, because he was able to rise above the emotion and discuss the issues without getting too invested in them himself.

But things have changed lately. Ace just doesn't seem like the same person he used to. There have always been disagreements among commenters here, but management always dealt with them without losing its collective shit. That's not the case any more.

There's way too much anger among the posters and blog management these days. It's toxic. Before there was always humor to deal with the trolls, but now there's an endless stream of butthurt, threats to ban, threats to shut down the comments, insults against commenters who don't hate Trump...

It's really, really fucked up in here. And sure, it's the fault of some commenters who say nasty things, but there have always been those people, and they have been handled, without management going batshit insane in the process.

I think maybe some of the bloggers need a vacation. Seriously. Go away, recharge your batteries, get drunk, do something fun, etc.

Either shut the blog down for a few days or let some substitutes run it and focus on non-political topics.

Just a thought.

Posted by: Dogstar at March 22, 2016 11:56 PM (M2J+R)

738 Don't usually wade into the ONT, I leave that to the pros, but thought you might want some Utah caucus reporting.

Stupid online voting, IMO, is an utter failure. ORCA 2.0, congrats Utah GOP for bringing the dumb. You are supposed to get a pin emailed to you, and you use that to vote. Never got it, several people I know planned to vote never got it. When you agree to vote online you forfeit your ability to vote in person. If that is so there is no point if trying to vote in person, but without a pin I can't vote. Emailed them to get my pin and what to do and the fakakta GOP never emailed me back. I changed my party affiliation for this?!?! Hate the Utah GOP so much right now. I have 5 more minutes to vote, doubt I will.

Turnout was huge, friends that did send me reports said it was crazy. Took them all roughly two hours to vote. It sounded like circuses chaotic though. All of my friends were planning to vote not Trump, except one who was voting Kasich, because "he sounded the most reasonable". Love her to death but yeah I don't understand that either.

But a nice boy bought me dinner and took me to a movie tonight, so the night was not totally wasted!

Oh and I don't know what the Mormon underwear sidebar comment was about, I missed all that nonsense today, thankfully. But as someone who wears them I'm glad something was said. Mormons know we're weird, there is plenty of other things to make fun of us about, trust me!

Posted by: LizLem at March 22, 2016 11:57 PM (ZiySd)

739 OK, wine is kicking in.

Gonna go to bed and avoid the whole "I love you guys!" comments this time.

But seriously, I love you guys. (gals is implied with guys now in the modern parlance of our times, yes?)

Posted by: Max Power at March 22, 2016 11:57 PM (QCc6B)

740 713 I wish people would have started of treating the Hot Airhole and other newbs like trolls and just ignored the vitriol they spewed.

I know some regulars get nasty, but so much of it was newbs and you can bet some were professional shit-stirrers.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 22, 2016 11:51 PM (q1FtT)


I was perfectly willing to welcome the Hot Air refugees and give them the benefit of the doubt, since I have experienced much the same situation a couple of times myself. But some of them at least seem to have been shit-stirrers.

Posted by: rickl at March 22, 2016 11:58 PM (sdi6R)

741 385 Who's toot?

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 22, 2016 10:42 PM (/E+t2)

Carshel Joshnon, the fat old washed up guitarist, not the obnoxious ginger hipster who's just as obnoxious and self-important as the obese shut-in from Culver City

The blog of old L G F'ers who made another blog for themselves and is now dedicated to making fun of him and also tracking his loony comrades on the left named him Mr Toot after a character made up by a Turkish comedian named Ylvis.

The name stuck, so he's Mr Toot or just plain Toot.


Posted by: kbdabear at March 22, 2016 11:59 PM (GrXXa)

742 516 @510 As the resident TS sufferer, I have to do some tic-splainin' and mention that only about 15% of people with TS have coprolalia, aka the swearing outbursts. Friggin Deuce Bigalow...
---------------------------

'What About Bob?' came first.


Posted by: junior at March 22, 2016 11:09 PM (fgd5X)

++++

There was a pretty funny LA Law episode that dealt with it even before that. Lawsuit by a TS guy claiming discrimination because he was making the cow-orkers uncomfortable.




Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 22, 2016 11:12 PM (R+30W)

I think that was my first exposure to it. Gotta admit, it was pretty funny.

Posted by: Blano at March 22, 2016 11:59 PM (3eoPa)

743 Every year I see Millenials who are becoming more like Europeans, soulless drones who love soulless culture and are thumbsuckers wandering around in a museum
Posted by: kbdabear at March 22, 2016 11:07 PM (R3XYv)


We as a country used to make fun of Eurotrash. Now millenials think that being Eurotrash is the be all and end all.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 23, 2016 12:00 AM (1JnAL)

744
736 My eyelids are shutting involuntarily. Time to sleep.

Catch you all later.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at March 22, 2016 11:56 PM (rJUlF

Who brought the Sharpies???


Kidding. Night Captain.

Night horde.

Long day of productive ass business! Or as I call them congregating with folks in a conference room spouting BS while trying to stay awake.

Night all. Have a great Wednesday!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 23, 2016 12:00 AM (hlMPp)

745 "Yeah I saw that. I never got around to the sequel. Did they even make a sequel?

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 22, 2016 11:53 PM (/E+t2) "

Yeah, but only on X-Box I think. Or if it was released on Dreamcast it was only in Japan.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 23, 2016 12:00 AM (4/i9Y)

746 Doom.
DOOM, I say.

Posted by: ArthurK at March 23, 2016 12:01 AM (h53OH)

747 Mormons know we're weird, there is plenty of other things to make fun of us about, trust me!
Posted by: LizLem at March 22, 2016 11:57 PM (ZiySd)

Just anecdotal, but one of my very good friends is a Mormon. He's the black sheep but he and his family are honestly some of the most wonderful people I've met. So are all the other Mormons I've ever met.

Bueno gente as they say down south.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 23, 2016 12:01 AM (/E+t2)

748 662 On a different note, anybody here tonight know anything about replacing/improving Babbitt bearings on a _really_ old metal lathe? Mine have an annoying amount of play, and I am curious to know whether it is possible to flat-out replace them with something more modern.

(Lathe is an F E Reed 11x36, belt drive, last patent date 1882. The spindle has on the order of .003" of horizontal play in the existing bearings.)

Posted by: Piercello at March 22, 2016 11:39 PM (RXfvh)




I would imagine that the gating factor would be whether that size bearing (ID/OD) is still produced today. If it is, it's merely getting the old ones out and the new ones in. If not, see if one is still in common use, take the old ones out, "adjust" the other, and put the new ones in. If neither is in common use today, think about mounting the lathe on your wall as a decoration and getting a functional one for metalworking.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2016 12:01 AM (EzgxV)

749 Better call it a night too. B-I-L thinks he'll be able to help us replace the aink tomorrow.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 23, 2016 12:02 AM (GDulk)

750 With online voting, we'd either have President Ron Paul, or President Pewdiepie.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 23, 2016 12:02 AM (4/i9Y)

751 Thanks kbdabear. I'll have to look that up.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 23, 2016 12:02 AM (/E+t2)

752 *sink* tomorrow. I guess my hands already are asleep.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 23, 2016 12:03 AM (GDulk)

753 Yep, night for me also. Got a meeting with author at 0930L.

So sleep = good idea.

Oyasumi.

http://astore.amazon.com/aoshq-20/detail/B014BTSEYO

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 23, 2016 12:03 AM (0vZ6F)

754 Pewdiepie.
Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 23, 2016 12:02 AM (4/i9Y)

That's a great mayonnaise. I love the japanese.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 23, 2016 12:03 AM (/E+t2)

755 Alright its time for a group hug. Come on! Come here and let me hug ya! Yeah, I've been drinking...so what?

Posted by: StrawMan at March 23, 2016 12:04 AM (lidp8)

756 Good piece regarding the insanity that's taking place here in the Minnesota metro: http://tinyurl.com/hhavgg2

Certain local policymakers have noticed that black students face disproportionately higher rates of punishment for misbehavior.

This offending their delicate sense of "equality", they simply stopped punishing students in a meaningful way. Needless to say, the results were predictable.

What's especially funny are the comments. The author is a conservative who liberals have been whining about for years. However, even they were in agreement but not before exclaiming how much the never agree with her.

It must've hurt to sully themselves by agreeing with an unwashed member of the Other Tribe.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at March 23, 2016 12:04 AM (KRwzj)

757
Between the IRS and the wife, I am ready to eat a bullet, become a hobo, or flee to Europe

Been there,q thought that. Did not eat lead, patched up things with wife, got squared away with the thieving bastards at IRS I'm still catching up after 7 years but I see progress

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2016 12:04 AM (voOPb)

758 Between the IRS and the wife, I am ready to eat a
bullet, become a hobo, or flee to Europe (I still have an EU passport).
I am just about done with being a middle-class tax cow.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 22, 2016 11:54 PM (1zS3A)


Europe's worse. There's no place in the world for the makers to escape the takers anymore.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 23, 2016 12:05 AM (J+mig)

759 Aww thanks Arson Wells.

Posted by: LizLem at March 23, 2016 12:05 AM (ZiySd)

760 Broseidon - President Gendo Ikari?

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 23, 2016 12:05 AM (0vZ6F)

761 "Broseidon - President Gendo Ikari?

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 23, 2016 12:05 AM (0vZ6F) "

He'll make the EVA's - err, trains - run on time.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 23, 2016 12:06 AM (4/i9Y)

762 Princess Victoria of Sweden's
ass.

http://x.imagefapusercontent.com/u/nylonluva/5370799/1239299250/84967__Alex6_7_122_206lo.jpg

Posted by: Darrell at March 23, 2016 12:06 AM (eqXD8)

763 Mormons know we're weird, there is plenty of other things to make fun of us about, trust me!

Posted by: LizLem at March 22, 2016 11:57 PM (ZiySd)


Mom lived in Mormontown, plenty of funny little stories (six little blond children quietly following mom in the store). Almost all of her neighbors were very generous and kind, even though she wasn't a Mormon. You'd get the odd one who wouldn't take no for an answer, unless it was a very emphatic no.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 23, 2016 12:06 AM (bLnSU)

764 760
Broseidon - President Gendo Ikari?


Posted by: Anna Puma at March 23, 2016 12:05 AM (0vZ6F)


Better than Hillary.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 23, 2016 12:06 AM (J+mig)

765 It must've hurt to sully themselves by agreeing with an unwashed member of the Other Tribe.
Posted by: Hollowpoint at March 23, 2016 12:04 AM (KRwzj)

****

My irony meter just blew a fetzer valve at this comment coming from you.

That's all I have to say at this time.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 23, 2016 12:07 AM (YLidQ)

766 kbdabear, there's a blog of former LGFers? Easy to find - or can you give a hint?


Over the last few months I've seen commenters here refer to HotGas, and assumed it was just a jocular play on HotAir, didn't realize it was a "refugee blog" until this week.



I missed the contretemps today, then did a half-hearted search backwards to see what caused the comment shut-down (is the proper snarky term "shut-down theater" in this case also, seeing as the shut-down was so brief?).


Couldn't really find much. Someone above offered a summary, and according to that the fuse was a certain comment by a certain candidate in reaction to certain world events today. Hadn't heard about that, either. When I did find the video clip, I was stunned. How and why, I will not explain, for obvious reasons.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 23, 2016 12:07 AM (QDnY+)

767 Darrel just broke the blog with Victoria's ass.

Posted by: eleven at March 23, 2016 12:08 AM (qUNWi)

768 Posted by: Darrell at March 23, 2016 12:06 AM (eqXD

****

To the Barrel, by way of tinyurl.com. Phone users can barely use the site after long links are posted that embiggen the blog.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 23, 2016 12:09 AM (YLidQ)

769 Darrel just broke the blog with Victoria's ass.

So that was her secret.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 23, 2016 12:09 AM (YJmuy)

770 755 Alright its time for a group hug. Come on! Come here and let me hug ya! Yeah, I've been drinking...so what?
Posted by: StrawMan at March 23, 2016 12:04 AM (lidp

Oh that sounds great, what a good idea StrawMan that is so--

HEY WATCH THE HANDS!

Posted by: LizLem at March 23, 2016 12:10 AM (ZiySd)

771 685 I would like to say thanks to Maet and the other Cobs for all their kind efforts to keep us entertained.

Posted by: Darth Randall at March 22, 2016 11:44 PM (KlVdw)



Hear, hear!!! Also on the list to be thanked would be The Head Ewok, himself, what's-his-name; the fine attorneys who have done their mighty best to ensure that it stays "what's-his-name"; the fine technical support department of mu.nu -- that would be Gladys, in the third cage on the second row -- but you can't see her now because she's under the bedding; and the head hamster-wrangler Pixy Misa.....it looks like he got the chair from "Barbie's Summer Fun Set", but where did he ever find a 9" whip? Was there an Indiana Jones action figure?

Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2016 12:10 AM (EzgxV)

772 Maet, is it permissible as a firm supporter in the SMOD 2016 candidacy to inform everyone that their arguments are futile in the aftermath of an inevitable but very brief SMOD administration?

Posted by: kbdabear at March 23, 2016 12:10 AM (GrXXa)

773 sincere prayers ChristyBlinky, miss ya.

Posted by: concrete girl at March 23, 2016 12:10 AM (ceWrl)

774 The other commenter Darrell.

Posted by: Larry at March 23, 2016 12:11 AM (FkBIv)

775 Well, that escalated quickly.

Hopefully there's a blog to call home by the end of primary season.

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at March 23, 2016 12:11 AM (R5HRU)

776 >>>I would imagine that the gating factor would be whether that size bearing (ID/OD) is still produced today.


Cooth, the style of bearing itself is obsolete. It has no moving parts, and is simply made of split blocks of softer metal.

With that said, the part of the head that holds the spindle can easily be removed, and it might be interesting to find out whether someone with the right equipment could install modern bearings with a little judicious millwork on said removable head. The rest of the lathe is in amazing condition, so it might actually be worth it.

Probably not, but it is an interesting thought.

Posted by: Piercello at March 23, 2016 12:12 AM (RXfvh)

777 774 The other commenter Darrell.

Posted by: Larry at March 23, 2016 12:11 AM (FkBIv)

++++

I like to pat myself on the back when I get a literary reference.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 23, 2016 12:13 AM (R+30W)

778 766 kbdabear, there's a blog of former LGFers? Easy to find - or can you give a hint?

Posted by: rhomboid at March 23, 2016 12:07 AM (QDnY+)


Grouchy Conservative Pundits is an excellent forum.

http://www.grouchyconservativepundits.com/

Some of them were among the first bannees from LGF.

I commented there for a while but got into a tiff with one of the administrators and left. But there are lots of good folks there.

Posted by: rickl at March 23, 2016 12:13 AM (sdi6R)

779 766 kbdabear, there's a blog of former LGFers? Easy to find - or can you give a hint?

Posted by: rhomboid at March 23, 2016 12:07 AM (QDnY+)

http://thediaryofdaedalus.com/

Posted by: kbdabear at March 23, 2016 12:13 AM (GrXXa)

780 Maet, is it permissible as a firm supporter in the SMOD 2016 candidacy to inform everyone that their arguments are futile in the aftermath of an inevitable but very brief SMOD administration?

Posted by: kbdabear at March 23, 2016 12:10 AM (GrXXa)


As a member of the Divine Temple of the Re-Animated Corpse of Gary Coleman, I would like to say at this point that You Don't Know The Real Pain of This World!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 23, 2016 12:13 AM (bLnSU)

781 Broke the blog with Vicky's CHIN is more like it...

Posted by: Zettai "Habsburg" Ryoiki at March 23, 2016 12:14 AM (5csB/)

782 Hah, true. I'm not enough of a weenie for girls
that like weenies, but I'm also not enough of a bad boy for girls that
like bad boys.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 22, 2016 11:31 PM (4/i9Y)


Same here. So sucks to be us.


Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 22, 2016 11:33 PM (HalrA)

I try to be nice to girls all the time. That's why I don't get anywhere.

Posted by: Blano at March 23, 2016 12:14 AM (3eoPa)

783 Some results from Utah dribbling in at the DD HQ

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 23, 2016 12:15 AM (TnUKj)

784 772 Maet, is it permissible as a firm supporter in the SMOD 2016 candidacy to inform everyone that their arguments are futile in the aftermath of an inevitable but very

---------

SMOD will only forsake you. But there is another.

Posted by: Yellowstone Caldera at March 23, 2016 12:16 AM (sl+zA)

785 Hopefully there's a blog to call home by the end of primary season.

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at March 23, 2016 12:11 AM (R5HRU)


If the blog goes down, the trolls get their penises!

We cannot allow this! We dedicate ourselves to ensuring that trolls remain dickless!

Whip Dumbf*ckery Now!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 23, 2016 12:16 AM (bLnSU)

786 "Posted by: rhomboid at March 23, 2016 12:07 AM (QDnY+) "

HotGas did used to be a nickname for HA - I think it came from Rick Perry once calling the site that name during an interview. Now it is indeed a refugee site for some of the old HA regulars.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 23, 2016 12:16 AM (4/i9Y)

787 Hapsburg chin is ok with that Hapsburg ass amirite guys?

Posted by: eleven at March 23, 2016 12:16 AM (qUNWi)

788 I try to be nice to girls all the time. That's why I don't get anywhere.

Posted by: Blano at March 23, 2016 12:14 AM (3eoPa)


(fist bumps) all around

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 23, 2016 12:16 AM (bLnSU)

789 I actually have gotten pretty decent at it, I've run 22 half marathons and 4 marathons since then. I even did a race series in January where you run 48 miles in four races over four days (the last one is a marathon).

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 22, 2016 11:44 PM (kBIIG)

Damn Dave that's awesome.

Posted by: Blano at March 23, 2016 12:17 AM (3eoPa)

790 Now it is indeed a refugee site for some of the old HA regulars.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 23, 2016 12:16 AM (4/i9Y)


HG has been around since at least last March, and long preceded the HApocalypse.

Someone posted on another thread that it was set up after that, and I didn't get around to mentioning it until just now.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 23, 2016 12:18 AM (bLnSU)

791 kbdabear and rickl, kind thanks to you both for those two links.


I was an early commenter at LGF - even fed you-know-who some tips or inside info on something once, I think - but went to a very busy situation where following blogs became impractical. When was I back and checked into things a few years later - well, you know. All gone crazy.


Posted by: rhomboid at March 23, 2016 12:18 AM (QDnY+)

792 New lathe bearing. Buy or find one 0.002 undersized. Have master machinist hand-lapp it in with grinding compound.

You can make your own new babbits, if you're willing to try. Write to me at the addy in my nic, and I'll hook you up with the right crazy machinists.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 23, 2016 12:19 AM (McRlu)

793 The link *to* the website or one of the links in it? EK said she thought it loaded a little slow, but I definitely need to know if it's freezing people's computers.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 22, 2016 11:54 PM (GDulk)

I clicked your name, I think it tried loading the site, then froze. Didn't get far.

Posted by: Blano at March 23, 2016 12:21 AM (3eoPa)

794 The meaningless drivel comment strings make the comment section less enjoyable than do the heated exchanges.

Just one moron's opinion.

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at March 23, 2016 12:21 AM (pmLAk)

795 I think smaller versions of Darrel's PVicAss was in one of those tiny urls I generated.

Anyway, that reminds me. I was in the grocery store yesterday -- or was it this afternoon -- hell, I don't pay any attention. No, it was yesterday. Anyway, this babe wearing a tight little number like Princess Vic there comes in nearby. She's strutting. Not full fornicate-me heels, but close to em. She was a sporting a short little blonde Megyn Kelly do.

I had a little episode where you forget where you're at and what you're doing, where Mr. Happy, little publius sort of takes over. You know, pilot to bombardier, it's all yours.

She goes by and I get to check out the rear view. Nice ass indeed, and then my eyes check out the legs. Then, scratching needle, WHoah! She's got a blue patch on the back of her calf. Vericose veins or something. Bare legged, strutting, and then sporting that mess.

Surely she knows what it looks like, no? I mean, they can take of that crap in no time, now, no?

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 23, 2016 12:21 AM (DW+jj)

796 broseidon, now that you mention it, I do recall the Rick Perry thing.


Also a HotAir refugee of sorts, but it was a few years ago, because of the posts more than anything. Not all bad by any means, but Morrisey was always meh at best, and AP lost his edge or became less interesting, at least to me.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 23, 2016 12:22 AM (QDnY+)

797 I left LGF just before the bannination started. Got caught up in it anyway as Chuckie started checking to see old nics on different blogs and banned them.

I think I actually got banned for posting *here*. Hard to say.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 23, 2016 12:22 AM (bLnSU)

798 789 I actually have gotten pretty decent at it, I've run 22 half marathons and 4 marathons since then. I even did a race series in January where you run 48 miles in four races over four days (the last one is a marathon).

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 22, 2016 11:44 PM (kBIIG)

Damn Dave that's awesome.
Posted by: Blano at March 23, 2016 12:17 AM (3eoPa)

Damn Dave that's just fucking nuts

all kidding aside, quite the accomplishment. I felt good because I ate under 2000 calories today

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2016 12:22 AM (voOPb)

799 Cooth, the style of bearing itself is obsolete. It has no moving parts, and is simply made of split blocks of softer metal.

Posted by: Piercello
--------------

Well, wouldn't it just he called a bushing, then? Not a bearing?
(Not snark at all. Serious question!)

Posted by: Chi at March 23, 2016 12:22 AM (M6nvs)

800 "HG has been around since at least last March, and long preceded the HApocalypse.

Someone posted on another thread that it was set up after that, and I didn't get around to mentioning it until just now.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 23, 2016 12:18 AM (bLnSU) "

Didn't realize it was that old. I left HA midway through 2014.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 23, 2016 12:22 AM (4/i9Y)

801 >> I try to be nice to girls all the time. That's why I don't get
>> anywhere.

I realized that, about a quarter-century after it'd have done me any good.

Go read Piers Morgan's piece on the Daily Mail homepage right now. Just do it.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3504893/

Yeah, this is the third time this week that Piers Fucking Morgan has made sense.

Trigger warning: the piece discusses Trump, but you'll be surprised.

Posted by: JEM at March 23, 2016 12:22 AM (o+SC1)

802 784 772 Maet, is it permissible as a firm supporter in the SMOD 2016 candidacy to inform everyone that their arguments are futile in the aftermath of an inevitable but very

---------

SMOD will only forsake you. But there is another.
Posted by: Yellowstone Caldera



ALL WILL KNEEL!!!

Posted by: General Zod at March 23, 2016 12:23 AM (4Sfcv)

803 I can get to Polluiwog's site, no worries.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 23, 2016 12:24 AM (bLnSU)

804 Thanks, Jim. Message inbound.

Posted by: Piercello at March 23, 2016 12:24 AM (RXfvh)

805 So is HA getting along? No Facebook for me, so I can't access comments there. I recall people here giving a running account of their paltry comment activity after the "change". Has it improved? Or did they commit blogikiri?


Posted by: rhomboid at March 23, 2016 12:24 AM (QDnY+)

806 776 >>>I would imagine that the gating factor would be whether that size bearing (ID/OD) is still produced today.


Cooth, the style of bearing itself is obsolete. It has no moving parts, and is simply made of split blocks of softer metal.

With that said, the part of the head that holds the spindle can easily be removed, and it might be interesting to find out whether someone with the right equipment could install modern bearings with a little judicious millwork on said removable head. The rest of the lathe is in amazing condition, so it might actually be worth it.

Probably not, but it is an interesting thought.

Posted by: Piercello at March 23, 2016 12:12 AM (RXfvh)



I considered chasing-off onto figuring out exactly what the bearing consisted of.....but rejected that as irrelevant. Virtually any post-WWII bearing that could be squeezed into that spot would be superior. Roller, bar, ceramic, ball -- any modern precision bearing would likely outperform something that old.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2016 12:24 AM (EzgxV)

807 I'm off to the snoozer.....

Hasta la nite nite, Horde!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 23, 2016 12:24 AM (McRlu)

808 800+ mostly-interesting comments on a "toxic" blog comments section?

Perhaps some hyperbole has been in play.

Posted by: still the best comments on the Internet at March 23, 2016 12:25 AM (EpTMK)

809 >> Has it improved? Or did they commit blogikiri?

They seem to be getting significant numbers, but I can't say it's the same crowd.

Me, I don't book my face. It's not worth booking anyway.

Posted by: JEM at March 23, 2016 12:25 AM (o+SC1)

810 cthulhu at March 23, 2016 12:10 AM (EzgxV)

That brought out a kind and honest smile from me, that was funny

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2016 12:26 AM (voOPb)

811 JEM, thanks for the tip on the Morgan comment, but ...... do you think (in your estimation) Morgan being correct several times in a week is a sure sign of the apocalypse, or just sort of a hint to the vigilant?

Posted by: rhomboid at March 23, 2016 12:26 AM (QDnY+)

812 I never posted at LGF but did frequent it. Less so as he started descending into madness. I stopped going completely when he blamed Creationists for McCain losing in 2008. He just had his knickers in a twist on anybody who might tip toe away from Darwinism. It was weird. He's a failed jazz musician. WTH does he know about ID vs. Darwinism anyway?

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 23, 2016 12:27 AM (4Sfcv)

813 "Also a HotAir refugee of sorts, but it was a few years ago, because of the posts more than anything. Not all bad by any means, but Morrisey was always meh at best, and AP lost his edge or became less interesting, at least to me.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 23, 2016 12:22 AM (QDnY+) "

I left because I received what I considered an unfair infraction for posting 'personal information' about another poster. The 'personal info' was a link to their Wikipedia edit page - their Wiki user name was exactly the same as their HA one. Even though I got into some food fights on HA, I felt I was always respectful and followed the ToS, whereas the person I was arguing with was a serial liar (some HA refugees might remember him - V7_Sport).

And now HA *requires* you to give personal info to post there. I found that to be very humorous given the sanctimonious lecture I got from Ed about 'personal information.'

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 23, 2016 12:28 AM (4/i9Y)

814 G'night, Jim
Be well.

Posted by: Chi at March 23, 2016 12:28 AM (M6nvs)

815 Hey, Chi!

Link in nic is the most information I have found yet on the things. I don't know why they called them bearings rather than bushings, but there is a lot of detail in the linked thread.

Posted by: Piercello at March 23, 2016 12:28 AM (RXfvh)

816 What happened to my #669? It's become a rectangle.

Posted by: Miley's Tongue dba Ylva of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy at March 23, 2016 12:28 AM (bIGOo)

817 792 New lathe bearing. Buy or find one 0.002 undersized. Have master machinist hand-lapp it in with grinding compound.

You can make your own new babbits, if you're willing to try. Write to me at the addy in my nic, and I'll hook you up with the right crazy machinists.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 23, 2016 12:19 AM (McRlu)




*Ahem* Allow to leisurely soak in liquid nitrogen while heating seat with blowtorch....

Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2016 12:28 AM (EzgxV)

818 So is HA getting along? No Facebook for me, so I can't access comments there. I recall people here giving a running account of their paltry comment activity after the "change". Has it improved? Or did they commit blogikiri?

Posted by: rhomboid at March 23, 2016 12:24 AM (QDnY+)

****

They are getting tens of comments per post. So, all is going according to plan. Ed must be loving his trashing of the old HA Community right before the switch on Twitter.

"A decision has been made". Hope Salem still loves ya, you dumb fcuk.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 23, 2016 12:29 AM (YLidQ)

819 Has it improved? Or did they commit blogikiri?

Posted by: rhomboid at March 23, 2016 12:24 AM (QDnY+)


It seems that most of the quoted comment numbers I've seen listed were understated, BUT HA has far fewer comments than it used to. It can be hard to see them all because it loads a chunk at a time, and nests threads and hides nested comments.

I'd say they have half or less comments than before, and they have no monster threads anymore.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 23, 2016 12:30 AM (bLnSU)

820 Good evening everyone,

This blog is my news source, and the comments provide humor, info, and community. A sincere thank you to everyone who makes that possible.

Rickl, thanks for the space updates. Qdpsteve, you didn't! With the bath salts! That's just bad-and they sent you to a med mj clinic! So sorry, and yet I'm laughing. ChristyBlinkley, always enjoy your rants.

I haven't met anyone IRL from AoS and yet I can address the three nics above as friends. And there are several other nics that I recognize and would call "friends" and because I don't comment often they might not recognize my nic.

This wall of text is to say, there is good here, let's aspire to have nice things. At the end of the day, let's not be a house divided.

Thanks everyone, goodnight.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at March 23, 2016 12:30 AM (hipNa)

821 Well, if this whole "political blog" thing doesn't work out for the HQ, I'd say that maybe spinning off the ONT might be an idea.


Granted, I have become indolent on an Obamian scale in my web browsing, but I am unaware of any other blogs that fill those yawning digital gaps in late-night discussions of mathematics, chemistry, classic car renovation, home electrical and plumbing problems, and ball bearings and machining. With salacious discussions of female anatomy and firearms tossed in for spice.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 23, 2016 12:31 AM (QDnY+)

822 Cooth, that is my thought as well. But I'll be curious to see what Jim can come up with, all the same.

Modern bearings might also enable me to re-pulley the thing to a higher set of three speeds, which might be fun.

Posted by: Piercello at March 23, 2016 12:31 AM (RXfvh)

823 Posted by: AmericanKestrel at March 23, 2016 12:30 AM (hipNa)

No, thank you.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 23, 2016 12:32 AM (/E+t2)

824 JEM -- unfortunately it's going to take a lot more deaths.

Posted by: eleven at March 23, 2016 12:32 AM (qUNWi)

825 "3. Remember that Ace's primary source of income is this blog. What do you think happens when people's bad behavior threatens a man's livelihood?"

Ace's primary source of income is the Silverfish farm he has in his spare room, this is just a hobby.

Posted by: Rbastid at March 23, 2016 12:32 AM (XwTyM)

826 "So is HA getting along? No Facebook for me, so I can't access comments there. I recall people here giving a running account of their paltry comment activity after the "change". Has it improved? Or did they commit blogikiri?


Posted by: rhomboid at March 23, 2016 12:24 AM (QDnY+) "

Just took a look. The most comments on a post from was 123 - in the pre-FB days the Brussels posts would have easily been in the 250-300 range. So maybe not seppuku, but at least chopped off a limb or two.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 23, 2016 12:32 AM (4/i9Y)

827 >> Morgan being correct several times in a week is a sure sign
>> of the apocalypse, or just sort of a hint to the vigilant?

I am personally presdisposed to Jeremy Clarkson's take on the guy: "Women ask me why I hit him, men ask me where I hit him"

But...he is a creature of his pretensions-toward-respectability UK media environment. You don't convert someone like that completely, on every issue. You won't see him supporting personal firearm ownership - even though it was commonplace in the UK into the '60s - until his next-door neighbor is hit with a home invasion. But Brussels looks like the London tube bombing, and the Spanish train bombing, and all of that hits pretty close to home, and it all involves that guy with the snackbar.

So you take what you can get, you pat him on the back for his ability to connect the dots he sees. My take, anyway.

Posted by: JEM at March 23, 2016 12:32 AM (o+SC1)

828 >relate>WTH does he know about ID vs. Darwinism anyway?


Well with a 12th grade education and a web master he can read some text books and his web master can do internet searches for answers. Not to tough an assignment

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2016 12:32 AM (voOPb)

829 797 I left LGF just before the bannination started. Got caught up in it anyway as Chuckie started checking to see old nics on different blogs and banned them.

I think I actually got banned for posting *here*. Hard to say.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 23, 2016 12:22 AM (bLnSU)




Pretty much the same with me. I don't know if I'm banned there or not. At one point, I think there was a spreadsheet of bannees that I wasn't on.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2016 12:32 AM (EzgxV)

830 Well I keep telling myself I'm gonna get up at 6:30 and go to the gym, so I guess badee badee that's all folks.

'Night all.

Posted by: Blano at March 23, 2016 12:32 AM (3eoPa)

831 So whoever was slobbering all over Princess Victoria of Sweden's ass made me go find a photo. FYI it was at the Brit wedding (Kate Middleton and what's his name). When I moved to Sweden in '87 she was just a kid, and I predicted she'd be a beauty. She's not as gorgeous as I'd expected, but that peach number did show off her butt. Maybe not Kardashian proportions, but I see what you mean.

Posted by: Miley's Tongue dba Ylva of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy at March 23, 2016 12:33 AM (bIGOo)

832 Ace's primary source of income is the Silverfish farm he has in his spare room, this is just a hobby.
Posted by: Rbastid at March 23, 2016 12:32 AM (XwTyM)


I thought it was the dealing in fine hobo pelts.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 23, 2016 12:33 AM (/E+t2)

833 Just took a look. The most comments on a post from was 123 - in the pre-FB days the Brussels posts would have easily been in the 250-300 range. So maybe not seppuku, but at least chopped off a limb or two.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 23, 2016 12:32 AM (4/i9Y)


I saw a 377 thread on the front page, but it was the only one that big. They used to get 600 on a monster (not like the 1200+ monsters here, we flow much faster when we get wacky).

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 23, 2016 12:34 AM (bLnSU)

834 Pretty much the same with me. I don't know if I'm banned there or not. At one point, I think there was a spreadsheet of bannees that I wasn't on.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2016 12:32 AM (EzgxV)


I think he's cleared out all of the old commenters by now.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 23, 2016 12:35 AM (bLnSU)

835 My only comment on bushings is, I hope to never again have to replace a grip screw bushing on a 1911 pistol. Haven't thought it through carefully, but the whole arrangement seems like a possible flaw in St. Browning's otherwise divine design, given how much trouble people have with them.


Posted by: rhomboid at March 23, 2016 12:35 AM (QDnY+)

836
799 Cooth, the style of bearing itself is obsolete. It has no moving parts, and is simply made of split blocks of softer metal.

Posted by: Piercello
--------------

Well, wouldn't it just he called a bushing, then? Not a bearing?
(Not snark at all. Serious question!)

Posted by: Chi at March 23, 2016 12:22 AM (M6nvs)




And look at you, stylin' around town like petit bourgeoisie!

Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2016 12:35 AM (EzgxV)

837 >> Pretty much the same with me. I don't know if I'm banned
>> there or not. At one point, I think there was a spreadsheet
>> of bannees that I wasn't on.

I walked away when everyone I cared about had been banned.

Posted by: JEM at March 23, 2016 12:35 AM (o+SC1)

838 Let's see Princess Victoria has a sister, Madeleine, and a sis-in-law, Princess Sofia.

I'm trying to find some pictures of the HRH (Her Royal Hiney, maybe Hindness) of those two.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 23, 2016 12:38 AM (DW+jj)

839 ""A decision has been made". Hope Salem still loves ya, you dumb fcuk.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 23, 2016 12:29 AM (YLidQ) "

The most hilarious thing about Ed's Twitter screed against his old readership is that he has a book coming out later this year. Who exactly is going to buy it now that he admitted he resents most of the people that were his customers for the past decade?

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 23, 2016 12:38 AM (4/i9Y)

840 >> Maybe not Kardashian proportions, but I see what you mean.

"Excuse me, sir, how big would you like these balloons?"

"Oh, just blow them up to Kardashian proportions."

"Sir, are you prepared to have the front doors removed from their hinges to get them out?"

Posted by: JEM at March 23, 2016 12:38 AM (o+SC1)

841 810 cthulhu at March 23, 2016 12:10 AM (EzgxV)

That brought out a kind and honest smile from me, that was funny

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2016 12:26 AM (voOPb)



*curtsies*

Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2016 12:38 AM (EzgxV)

842 Hopefully calmer heads will prevail. Saturday's Pet Thread is going to be a good one

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2016 12:39 AM (voOPb)

843 And look at you, stylin' around town like petit bourgeoisie!
Posted by: cthulhu
---------------

Could you spare some Grey Poupon, sir?

Posted by: Chi at March 23, 2016 12:39 AM (M6nvs)

844 A decision has been made.

Posted by: Lavrenti Beria at March 23, 2016 12:40 AM (o+SC1)

845 Kardashian proportions is a bug, not a feature.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 23, 2016 12:41 AM (DW+jj)

846 "Hopefully calmer heads will prevail. Saturday's Pet Thread is going to be a good one

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2016 12:39 AM (voOPb) "

Since I heard pet photos are encouraged, I'm trying to sneak a pic of my cat this week. He's not exactly a fan of posing for pictures.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 23, 2016 12:42 AM (4/i9Y)

847 @839 the next PT Ed Barnum?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2016 12:42 AM (voOPb)

848 >> Kardashian proportions is a bug, not a feature.

Agreed. Kim has a whole lot in common with the Verhoeven 'Starship Troopers' antagonists.

Posted by: JEM at March 23, 2016 12:42 AM (o+SC1)

849 Everyone knows ace is paid by the word for his movie reviews. Pelts are his hobby, this blog is his to steward as the result of a curse that was placed on him by an aged, aged shewok shaman.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 23, 2016 12:43 AM (ubByS)

850 My only comment on bushings is, I hope to never again have to replace a grip screw bushing on a 1911 pistol. Haven't thought it through carefully, but the whole arrangement seems like a possible flaw in St. Browning's otherwise divine design, given how much trouble people have with them.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 23, 2016 12:35 AM (QDnY+)


Most of them are loctited or staked.

I get staking, but the problem is one of these parts you're deforming is technically not replaceable.

On the other hand, oh the *horrible* staking jobs I've seen on AR bolt carriers. One actually looked like someone randomly drilled three holes in the thing near the bolt, I think they used a pin punch to stake it.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 23, 2016 12:43 AM (bLnSU)

851 I'm out for the night.

Thanks again to everyone here.

Posted by: Piercello at March 23, 2016 12:44 AM (RXfvh)

852 MH, shame on me for not checking, but have you posted Irish Setter pics on the pet thread? I know you have one yourself. As I've mentioned to you before, we had one when I was a kid, back then they were sort of a craze. But now, for perspective, I can say I've seen more pulis (sp?) than setters in the last 10 years (3 vs. 0) where I live.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 23, 2016 12:44 AM (QDnY+)

853 Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at March 23, 2016 12:42 AM (4/i9Y)

If you get one in, just be patient. We are trying to get as many as we can posted. The reader emails have overwhelmed us. Problems or no problems the morons are the best

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2016 12:45 AM (voOPb)

854 If I *ever* get a moment to rest, I will look for those old pet photos to scan for the pet thread.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 23, 2016 12:45 AM (bLnSU)

855 Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 23, 2016 12:43 AM (ubByS)


Well look what the cat dragged in.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 23, 2016 12:45 AM (/E+t2)

856 Nite Piercello

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2016 12:46 AM (voOPb)

857 I'm always watching, Arson. Also, I can't keep my eyes off of Utah.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 23, 2016 12:46 AM (ubByS)

858 Dang. Wind just blew so hard I feel the house flexing.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 23, 2016 12:47 AM (IdCqF)

859 now, if you'll excuse me, I have an hour of redoing firewall rules to let my Synology box see a couple cameras on the wifi subnet, extra-super-frustrating 'cause I lost the fucking password to that wifi fw/router and will have to reset the damn thing to bare metal and depend on a hopefully-current backup of the fw rules...

...but, first, more wine, garcon!

Posted by: JEM at March 23, 2016 12:47 AM (o+SC1)

860 All things considered, I don't blame Ed Morissey one bit if he got fed up with the drool-fest that was the HA comment section

The only downside is that the locusts spread to new fields after devouring every scrap of green in the old one.

The conservative movement needs a serious intellectual revolution if it's to survive, and it won't come from the infotainment class. Shiftlessly angry does not a successful political class make.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at March 23, 2016 12:47 AM (KRwzj)

861 Kardashian proportions is a bug, not a feature.

Bug? More like a hive.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 23, 2016 12:48 AM (YJmuy)

862 >>>I'm always watching, Arson. Also, I can't keep my eyes off of Utah.


Posted by: Arson Wells at March 23, 2016 12:48 AM (/E+t2)

863 Speaking of cats:

http://dailym.ai/1zA0Fcg

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 23, 2016 12:48 AM (bLnSU)

864 G'night, Cello.

I should probably follow suit very soon...

Posted by: Chi at March 23, 2016 12:49 AM (M6nvs)

865 Rhomboid 1st issue had my male setter curled up with the R&W setter pup. It was a cute close up which doesn't show over all setter beauty. Will get the girls pic up one of these days. As open blogger I'm trying to get other photos in. Good edition coming up.

But will get a full shot of an Irish in one of theses days

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2016 12:49 AM (voOPb)

866 >> http://dailym.ai/1zA0Fcg

Look on kitty's face reminiscent of Barack Obama looking for Raul Castro and his bottle of lube.

Posted by: JEM at March 23, 2016 12:50 AM (o+SC1)

867 The HA comment section was actually pretty bad - not sure it's better.

A *lot* of blogs have horrible comment sections, approaching YouTube levels of douchiness.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 23, 2016 12:50 AM (bLnSU)

868 Bug? More like a hive.

Hive in a 50' oak tree

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2016 12:50 AM (voOPb)

869 Maet, I keep meaning to email you a personal note but keep being bashful about it. But considering your dissappoint and all the emotions going down lately, I'm thinking it might be appropriate to share with the Horde. Sorry for the tl;dr.

About a year ago I was struggling professionally. Loved my actual job, but changes around me and above me affected my workplace and made things miserable. I felt stuck, hopeless. My sister told me that even on the hard days, she loved going into work. I could not fathom that, I so envied her that feeling.

A job opening came to my attention. I had all the requisite skills, it had better pay, better position. But I was scared that I would utterly fail at the work, and strangely was afraid to leave the job I didn't love. Decided to apply, and I could always turn it down if it seemed all too much.

The night I was prepping all my materials I needed to apply, hyperventilating a little, I checked into the ONT as I always do. You had a post up, and instead of the usual great news bits and humorous anecdotes of frivolity that make for a perfect ONT, you had done something a little different. You did a serious monologue of sorts on Glengarry Glenn Ross, and how everyone got the message of Alec Baldwin's character's speech all wrong. You talked about the need of lighting fires under people and how instead of feeling threatened when someone challenges the normal status quo, we should feel empowered, get off our duffs and try for more.

Everything you said spoke to me, lit a fire under me. I turned on some Muse and got that mother effing application turned out and sent off, feeling excited, though still nervous.

I got a call back, got an interview, thought of the Mamet speech and said a prayer before I went into the interview. Nailed the interview, got the job. Have been at my new job a year and, despite the new crazy of it, I now get to go to work happy every single day.

All because of a little ONT blog post, that gave me an extra boost of courage right when I needed it. One I'm sure you didn't think at the time made a bit of difference, when in fact it made all the difference in the world.

Thank you, Maet, and Ace for giving you and all of us a home here. I love this place, and all you dear Morons. I know there is family fighting now but hopefully we all will deserve coffee (or, er herbal tea for me) and be closers in the near future.




Posted by: LizLem at March 23, 2016 12:51 AM (LiMbk)

870 Merovign, correct, staked or loctited. I just switched one out, didn't do either to it. I think the other three are staked. I'm just going to be exceedingly careful when taking off or swapping the grips from now on. I did buy the special Brownell's bushing screwtip for their gunsmith screwdriver.


Speaking of this general topic, I'm going to detail strip the M1 I shoot most of the time. Haven't had it out of the stock since I received it and cleaned it up (2 years ago). Mindful of the advice that lock-up is best preserved by disassembling it as infrequently as possible.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 23, 2016 12:52 AM (QDnY+)

871 The conservative movement needs a serious intellectual revolution if it's to survive, and it won't come from the infotainment class. Shiftlessly angry does not a successful political class make.
Posted by: Hollowpoint at March 23, 2016 12:47 AM (KRwzj)

***

We always appreciate it when our self proclaimed intellectual betters deign to come down here and condescend to us roobs and tell us how our will disappoints you so.

We got tired of telling you we were tired of it. So, you may thank yourselves for Trump.

"You're fired!".

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 23, 2016 12:52 AM (YLidQ)

872 837 >> Pretty much the same with me. I don't know if I'm banned
>> there or not. At one point, I think there was a spreadsheet
>> of bannees that I wasn't on.

I walked away when everyone I cared about had been banned.

Posted by: JEM at March 23, 2016 12:35 AM (o+SC1)



OTOH, I continue to maintain that he might still be a good guy, were it not for the stroke that changed the way his personality manifested....had a successful blog, a co-founder of PJ Media, seemingly had his shit somewhat together -- to paranoid, banning, raving, delusional maniac....overnight. I can't find the merest smidgeon of fault in those who fled, but those who savagely turned on him.....what will they do if the autopsy finds a brain tumor the size of a fist?

Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2016 12:53 AM (EzgxV)

873 You're a dick, Maet, but you're an inspiring dick, and we need you to do the job you do and do so well.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 23, 2016 12:53 AM (ubByS)

874 >> Thank you, Maet, and Ace for giving you and all of us a home here.

This ain't Letters to Penthouse, bub.

But congratulations on finding motivation in strange places.

Like here.

Posted by: JEM at March 23, 2016 12:53 AM (o+SC1)

875 A cruel man, but fair.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 23, 2016 12:54 AM (ubByS)

876 I wonder if it would work if the blog went into "Weekend Mode" during the week for a while. The people who MUST talk politics and get into arguments would go elsewhere if there were gardening, culture, pet, gun, and other subjects.

Lots of "why are you talking about this when THE FATE OF THE NATION depends on talking about what I want to discuss!" complaints, but it might flush out the system without having to tear all the plumbing apart or shutting off the water feed altogether.

Posted by: kbdabear at March 23, 2016 12:55 AM (rojHq)

877 Thanks, MH. I really should try to find my high school pics (summer photography class) of our setter. Black and white, but turned out very nicely. If I can find it I'll scan it and send it in to add to your unmanageable pile of doggeh email!

Posted by: rhomboid at March 23, 2016 12:55 AM (QDnY+)

878 The conservative movement needs a serious intellectual revolution if it's to survive, and it won't come from the infotainment class. Shiftlessly angry does not a successful political class make.
Posted by: Hollowpoint at March 23, 2016 12:47 AM (KRwzj)


I think you make a fine point. Emotion is not a plan.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 23, 2016 12:56 AM (/E+t2)

879 We always appreciate it when our self proclaimed intellectual betters deign to come down here and condescend to us roobs and tell us how our will disappoints you so.

You're welcome! I'm glad you found it helpful.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at March 23, 2016 12:57 AM (KRwzj)

880 I still think it would be funny to have a switch where people would see their own posts, but no one else would. Something similar to the "you" tag.

Keep screaming, it's therapeutic.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 23, 2016 12:57 AM (bLnSU)

881 Goddamn Tim, the 2am Trumpenkrieg fusillade? Jesus.

I have a dream that the basis for the intellectual conservative revolution will be to develop a statistical system for politicians so they can get a slashline. Based on transparency, promises kept, actual legislation passed, its effectiveness, and their proposed budget and how they did on it.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 23, 2016 12:57 AM (ubByS)

882 >> to paranoid, banning, raving, delusional maniac....overnight

My take is that he had a particular view of African-Americans that permitted no questioning of their motivations individually or as a group, and the prospect that Obama might not be a candidate for sainthood was something he couldn't accept.

Posted by: JEM at March 23, 2016 12:58 AM (o+SC1)

883 859 now, if you'll excuse me, I have an hour of redoing firewall rules to let my Synology box see a couple cameras on the wifi subnet, extra-super-frustrating 'cause I lost the fucking password to that wifi fw/router and will have to reset the damn thing to bare metal and depend on a hopefully-current backup of the fw rules...

...but, first, more wine, garcon!

Posted by: JEM at March 23, 2016 12:47 AM (o+SC1)



I've started using a systems notebook (binder).

Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2016 12:58 AM (EzgxV)

884 3 Look you guys aren't stupid so let me ask you a couple questions...

1. The current toxic state of the comments here is unsustainable. What happens to things that can't go on forever?
2. Do you think Ace or the Cobs enjoy having to deal with the daily shitfest in the comments and would choose to keep on doing this? And how many of the regular Cobs do you ever see posting here or in the comments or sidebar anymore?
3. Remember that Ace's primary source of income is this blog. What do you think happens when people's bad behavior threatens a man's livelihood?

If you answer these questions honestly, you can pretty much see what the foreseeable outcomes are.
Posted by: Maetenloch


I have been away from the internet for most of the last few days, with only the occasional spare minute here and there to check things out, so I missed what all the ruckus was about. Can somebody, in as neutral and calm a manner as possible, explain The Great AoS Comment Controversy to me like I'm a dummy?

I did see a few times that Ace & Co. were upset about various comments, but I could never see exactly what the comments were that were so upsetting, despite scanning a few threads.

Just hit me with the basics: Is Ace mad at pro-Trump commenters, or pro-Cruz commenters, or any commenters on any side that behave badly? And what exactly is the manner of the bad behavior that led to the comments being shut down?

I don't mean to be stupid, but I have the feeling that I missed something and I'm not sure what it was.

Posted by: zombie at March 23, 2016 12:58 AM (jBuUi)

885 I still think it would be funny to have a switch where people would see their own posts, but no one else would. Something similar to the "you" tag.
Keep screaming, it's therapeutic.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 23, 2016 12:57 AM (bLnSU)

Shadowbanning. I absolutely the best response to trolls, in my opinion. And even better, if we instituted (and stuck to) a rule whereby the worst offenders get ignored anyway... they'd have very little incentive to post at all.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 23, 2016 12:59 AM (ubByS)

886 Well, Princess Madeleine, Victoria's sister, now she was a real hottie 10 years ago, apparently. Cut a nice figure in the royal itsy bitsy bikini.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 23, 2016 12:59 AM (DW+jj)

887 You're welcome! I'm glad you found it helpful.
Posted by: Hollowpoint at March 23, 2016 12:57 AM (KRwzj)

****

Your post was as illuminating as I imagined it would be. Mr. Trump thanks you for continuing to push people into voting for him.

Please keep up the good work!

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 23, 2016 01:00 AM (YLidQ)

888 The conservative movement needs a serious intellectual revolution if it's to survive, and it won't come from the infotainment class. Shiftlessly angry does not a successful political class make.
Posted by: Hollowpoint at March 23, 2016 12:47 AM (KRwzj)

That includes the ones who promoted this circus just for ratings. Trumpitty and some of the other talk radio whores, as well as Fox and all the other tv networks. It's been an eye opener.

Posted by: stace at March 23, 2016 01:00 AM (ozZau)

889 >> I've started using a systems notebook (binder).

Yeah, thought I had that. All the infrastructure around here ought to have one of three generations of admin password, all of which are otherwise documented, but nothing effing works on the wifi router.

Posted by: JEM at March 23, 2016 01:00 AM (o+SC1)

890 876 I wonder if it would work if the blog went into "Weekend Mode" during the week for a while. The people who MUST talk politics and get into arguments would go elsewhere if there were gardening, culture, pet, gun, and other subjects.

Posted by: kbdabear
-----------------------
Well, you know that we need your compliance pics too, right?
This place wouldnt be the same without them.

Posted by: Chi at March 23, 2016 01:00 AM (M6nvs)

891 Well, you know that we need your compliance pics too, right?

This place wouldnt be the same without them.


Seconded! Or whatever the heck I'm supposed to say.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 23, 2016 01:02 AM (YJmuy)

892 rhomboid, b&w photos done well are awesome in my opinion
Couple that with an Irish setter. You my friend will get moved along

And on that note, my meds are kicking in and don't want to be PUI gooodnite horde
Be well

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2016 01:03 AM (voOPb)

893 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfbJWZkmy94

You guys might be interested in this.



Or not.

Posted by: eleven at March 23, 2016 01:03 AM (qUNWi)

894 There would be no need to a new intellectual direction for Conservatism if Republicans were Conservatives.

Those of us that are Constitutional Conservatives are the real RINO's. Why we continue to vote (r) is beyond my pay grade.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 23, 2016 01:04 AM (WVsWD)

895 Just hit me with the basics: Is Ace mad at pro-Trump commenters, or pro-Cruz commenters, or any commenters on any side that behave badly?

Mostly pro-Trump, but it was they who formed the overwhelming majority of those behaving badly.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at March 23, 2016 01:05 AM (KRwzj)

896 For all sorts of reasons, most of us have commenters/comments we typically ignore, or scroll past. Depending on the thread, the topic, etc.


This is sort of a DIY "shadow-banning". I guess there were always a few of these, but lately (for me) there are a *lot* more.


And not just the obvious one-time drive-by vandals or freaks. Many regulars/quasi-regulars. And not because of nastiness or vitriol or personal attacks (though those are quite boring and get skipped as well). Understood that ace and the cobs have to deal with the stupidity, somehow, but sadly it's not that stuff I have found most disappointing.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 23, 2016 01:05 AM (QDnY+)

897 >> Just hit me with the basics: Is Ace mad at pro-Trump
>> commenters, or pro-Cruz commenters, or any commenters
>> on any side that behave badly? And what exactly is the
>> manner of the bad behavior that led to the comments being
>> shut down?

My assessment, and I don't hang out here for hours at a time, is that there's a Trumptroll contingent that's reminscent of the (Ron) Paulbot contingent; criticism of their chosen one results in a bunch of random nasty crap.

And I say this as one not particularly hostile to Trump and his candidacy, but those who claim to be his supporters around here often do his cause no great favors.

Posted by: JEM at March 23, 2016 01:05 AM (o+SC1)

898 Does anyone else here listen to Howard Stern and think Bernie Sanders sounds just like Howard's dad? He totally does and every time he's on the news one of us just starts shouting out "Don't be stupid, you moron!"
Double entendre there I guess but Bernie is essentially Ben Stern!

Posted by: keena at March 23, 2016 01:05 AM (RiTnx)

899 t,Posted by: LizLem at March 23, 2016 12:51 AM (LiMbk)


Congrats on the better job, and glad things worked out.


I've had some similar circumstances. A dead-end career, with a boss that was gaslighting me, and dealing with the public every day in a town that was turning into welfareville. This place was my sole escape to sanity from a world gone mad. It helped me hold on until I could get out of there, and I'm still grateful to the wonderful Horde to putting up with years of my rants when I wasn't at my best.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 23, 2016 01:05 AM (J+mig)

900 Just hit me with the basics: Is Ace mad at pro-Trump commenters, or pro-Cruz commenters, or any commenters on any side that behave badly? And what exactly is the manner of the bad behavior that led to the comments being shut down?

I don't mean to be stupid, but I have the feeling that I missed something and I'm not sure what it was.
Posted by: zombie at March 23, 2016 12:58 AM (jBuUi)

Ace is not happy that Trump is probably going to win the nomination. He's been trying to push back on the pro-Trump narrative and has gotten a lot of flak from the community for it, in particular the Michelle Fields thing. All the facts, and all judgement of right and wrong aside, the tenor of the discussion has gotten really sharp far beyond what's merited, on both sides.

But what makes it really bad is the pop-up, first time nick Trump boosters who come in and throw crude, ignorant bombs, in particular going after ace.

You've got a rough, circular firing squad Trumpenkrieg atmosphere among the regulars, of the same 3 Trump v Cruz arguments repeated ad nauseam and leading to invective, then you have a-holes coming in and talking all kinds of totally unwarranted shit.

He shut down comments today for a couple hours.

Then I broke the silence and the blog was restored, huzzah. Check the first comment on the Abdesalam post from 2:57pm today

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 23, 2016 01:06 AM (ubByS)

901 Zombie,
Just scroll down a few posts on the main page.

It usually gets bloody during the day walker threads, and I guess ace finally got fed up with that crap once and for all?
Mostly, newcomers, I think, but some of the regulars, too.

Posted by: Chi at March 23, 2016 01:07 AM (M6nvs)

902

zombie:

There's been a lot of Cruz v. Trump ... arguments ... over the past few months, and they've been getting progressively uglier.

Check the "Primaries: American Samoa ..." (it's now the previous thread); I think it's cleaner than it was. Things were written and posted there, causing other things to happen to the blog.

The end result is the topic and the first few hundred or so comments on this thread, and a few missing trolls.

Posted by: Arbalest at March 23, 2016 01:07 AM (FlRtG)

903 Related to the bombings. I think if this happened to me I would just stop going outside, no? http://dailym.ai/1VBSLM4

Posted by: LizLem at March 23, 2016 01:07 AM (LiMbk)

904
Mostly pro-Trump, but it was they who formed the overwhelming majority of those behaving badly.

This is rich coming from you. Every single comment you make, including this one, is an insult to anyone who doesn't condemn Trump. You just can't help yourself.

Posted by: cucumbah watah for customah only! at March 23, 2016 01:08 AM (o2321)

905 And I say this as one not particularly hostile to Trump and his candidacy, but those who claim to be his supporters around here often do his cause no great favors.
Posted by: JEM at March 23, 2016 01:05 AM (o+SC1)

For sure. There is some high horse attitude from the Cruz supporters that doesn't help, and some of the regulars who lean Trump get out of hand (how jwest manages to not at least get his wrist slapped is beyond me) but the majority of it is bullshit from randos. It's embarrassing but what can I do about it?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 23, 2016 01:09 AM (ubByS)

906 Here we go again.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 23, 2016 01:09 AM (/E+t2)

907 Those of us that are Constitutional Conservatives are the real RINO's. Why we continue to vote (r) is beyond my pay grade.



Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 23, 2016 01:04 AM (WVsWD)


And as I keep saying, we need to ditch the Conservative label. The Boehners and Ryans of the world also claim it, and have heaped so much dishonor on it that it isn't worth trying to salvage it. We not only need a new party, we need a rebranding.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 23, 2016 01:09 AM (J+mig)

908 882 >> to paranoid, banning, raving, delusional maniac....overnight

My take is that he had a particular view of African-Americans that permitted no questioning of their motivations individually or as a group, and the prospect that Obama might not be a candidate for sainthood was something he couldn't accept.

Posted by: JEM at March 23, 2016 12:58 AM (o+SC1)



The real indicators weren't on LGF, they were on PJM. He was a co-founder, he was best-buds, he was in with the "in-crowd" -- then he pariahs himself, just as they're bootstrapping. I don't know if it was a brain tumor, a stroke, a bad tab of acid, or something else, but something got broken -- and it seemed more organic than attitude.




Again, I have no desire to go there, and I'm not saying it's been pleasant......but I worry about him and hope he finds peace.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2016 01:10 AM (EzgxV)

909 #872

Stroke? I never heard about that. I just knew the climate was getting really annoying with the obsession against religious conservatives, even though I have no stake there myself. I believe I first came to AoSHQ from a link at that other site and soon started spending more time here. By the time I first heard about him going around the bend it was well along and a visit to the site revealed something bizarrely distorted, like a funhouse mirror view.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 23, 2016 01:10 AM (IdCqF)

910 Y'all realize that Disappointed Turtle was your only warning?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 23, 2016 01:11 AM (YJmuy)

911 *Jams magazine of argument-piercing rounds into his invective rifle*
*slams the bolt home*
*pulls down faceguard on his golden-crested MAGA war helm*
*spits out a single staccato sentence around his smoldering TRUMP brand cigarette*

Trumpenkrieg doesn't care what time it is.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 23, 2016 01:13 AM (ubByS)

912
Correction:
Check the "Primaries: American Samoa ..." (it's now the previous thread) "Trump on ..." and the following "Comments are closed" threads.

Posted by: Arbalest at March 23, 2016 01:14 AM (FlRtG)

913 907
Here we go again.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 23, 2016 01:09 AM (/E+t2)


Some people can't help but taunt the Happy Fun Ball.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 23, 2016 01:16 AM (J+mig)

914 884
I don't mean to be stupid, but I have the feeling that I missed something and I'm not sure what it was.
Posted by: zombie at March 23, 2016 12:58 AM (jBuUi)


Yes, I'm kind of feeling the same way.

It seems that the daytime threads are the most contentious.

Posted by: rickl at March 23, 2016 01:16 AM (sdi6R)

915 And now for a word from out new mascot:

https://youtu.be/rYzXhE3vwNk

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 23, 2016 01:17 AM (bLnSU)

916
I like turtles.

Posted by: cucumbah watah for customah only! at March 23, 2016 01:17 AM (o2321)

917 That includes the ones who promoted this circus just for ratings. Trumpitty and some of the other talk radio whores, as well as Fox and all the other tv networks. It's been an eye opener

Exactly. That's who I mean by the "infotainment class". Which I misspelled, despite being an imaginary word.

Bill Buckley has been replaced by the likes of Sean Hannity and the like (you know who I mean).

While the GOP definitely should adopt a more populist bent (abandoning core conservative principles isn't necessary to accomplish this), appealing to base emotion, victimization conspiracy theories, and telling people what they want to hear instead of convincing them of what they need to hear, all in the name of ratings is killing the conservative movement.

In a battle between leftist pseudo-intellectualism and unfocused, impotent rightist anger, the left wins.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at March 23, 2016 01:17 AM (KRwzj)

918

... larChes Sojnnoh ... I remember a couple of write-ups here, one from Sven.

One explanation, seemingly accepted by very many here, was that larChes was never really anything but a progressive/socialist/leftist-of-some-variety, and, that while 9/11 was a wake-up call, it didn't really take with him. He drifted back to his Leftist roots, and eventually wanted a divorce from his Conservative commenters.

Posted by: Arbalest at March 23, 2016 01:18 AM (FlRtG)

919 Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 23, 2016 01:17 AM (bLnSU)


Lol. Poor Walter.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 23, 2016 01:19 AM (/E+t2)

920 kbdabear: I wonder if it would work if the blog went into "Weekend Mode" during the week for a while....

Happiness threads, middle of every afternoon. They can be a "safe space" for those fleeing polyticks and arrghyoumeants.



Crutz, Kaxick, Drump, and Uncommitteed still tied in American Samoa, according to the DDesk. Hot race!



Thought for the night, considering the blog wars:

In the Lord put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain? For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart. If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?...

This is my stop. Disembarking for the night. Be well.

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 23, 2016 01:23 AM (w46Mb)

921 884 3 Look you guys aren't stupid so let me ask you a couple questions...

1. The current toxic state of the comments here is unsustainable. What happens to things that can't go on forever?
2. Do you think Ace or the Cobs enjoy having to deal with the daily shitfest in the comments and would choose to keep on doing this? And how many of the regular Cobs do you ever see posting here or in the comments or sidebar anymore?
3. Remember that Ace's primary source of income is this blog. What do you think happens when people's bad behavior threatens a man's livelihood?

If you answer these questions honestly, you can pretty much see what the foreseeable outcomes are.
Posted by: Maetenloch

I have been away from the internet for most of the last few days, with only the occasional spare minute here and there to check things out, so I missed what all the ruckus was about. Can somebody, in as neutral and calm a manner as possible, explain The Great AoS Comment Controversy to me like I'm a dummy?

I did see a few times that Ace & Co. were upset about various comments, but I could never see exactly what the comments were that were so upsetting, despite scanning a few threads.

Just hit me with the basics: Is Ace mad at pro-Trump commenters, or pro-Cruz commenters, or any commenters on any side that behave badly? And what exactly is the manner of the bad behavior that led to the comments being shut down?

I don't mean to be stupid, but I have the feeling that I missed something and I'm not sure what it was.

Posted by: zombie at March 23, 2016 12:58 AM (jBuUi)



The strength of this blog is that Ace is "real" in a way that, say, Jon Stewart is not -- and he's got the best bunch of commenters on the intertubez to interact with. The bad news is that trolls, mobys, SJWs, and agitators have been attacking the site in droves -- and Ace's "Categorical Imperative" responses have been taking-down beloved long-time commenters.




Adding to the chaos, there's a flaw in the banhammer that allows assholes to return so long as they pretend to be someone else. So Ace gets jackass observation from dickhead #1, banhammers; gets jackass observation from dickhead #2, banhammers; gets restatement #1 from dickhead #3, banhammers....



Remember -- there's only one Ace, just like there's only one Maet.....but assholes can swarm.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2016 01:24 AM (EzgxV)

922 Alright. I concede on the Prognathic Princess's posterior... But that bulbous mandible of hers is still a deal breake

Posted by: Zettai "Jaws" Ryoiki at March 23, 2016 01:24 AM (5csB/)

923 "Crutz, Kaxick, Drump, and Uncommitteed still tied in American Samoa, according to the DDesk. Hot race!"

Really doesn't matter at all. Those Delegates from Samoa are unbound and will vote the way rinse prius tells them to.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 23, 2016 01:25 AM (WVsWD)

924 The DIY shadow-banning technique I mentioned above is - even now! - yielding benefits. Just breezing through/past commenters who have long ago proven they don't bring much to the table.


Cryptic, yes. But true.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 23, 2016 01:27 AM (QDnY+)

925 ...deal breakeR!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at March 23, 2016 01:29 AM (5csB/)

926 And as I keep saying, we need to ditch the Conservative label. The Boehners and Ryans of the world also claim it, and have heaped so much dishonor on it that it isn't worth trying to salvage it. We not only need a new party, we need a rebranding

A simple name-change accomplishes nothing. Calling it a new party doesn't solve the problems.

I'm reminded of the constant Democrat excuse for losing- they weren't "messaging" correctly.

The Democrats used to be the pro-slavery party. They evolved. The GOP used to be infested with nutty LaRouche cranks. We evolved.

Instant gratification in favor of reasoned, more gradual refinement tends to lose.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at March 23, 2016 01:30 AM (KRwzj)

927 Remember -- there's only one Ace, just like there's only one Maet.....but assholes can swarm.
Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2016 01:24 AM (EzgxV)

Yep. And the overreaction to strongly held opinions (and what the hell else is a lurker here going to have if/when they eventually do chime in?) means that I've seen people who I think were legitimate long-time lurkers chiming in to support Trump and getting their heads bitten off.

None of which should be taken as an endorsement of the general tomfoolery and outright venom of some of the sTrumpets who drop in.

I've been accused by several of being a paid Trump supporter. Fucking bullshit. But you know, in seeing Amishdude driven off, and the hard angles taken on chemjeff this morning (who I do find obnoxious)... even though I disagree with them, I shouldn't be cheering the fact that they each picked up their ball and went home.

Let's be good to one another. Remember that when I'm annoying you and I'll remember it when you're obnoxing me.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 23, 2016 01:31 AM (ubByS)

928 >>>
Adding to the chaos, there's a flaw in the
banhammer that allows assholes to return so long as they pretend to be
someone else. So Ace gets jackass observation from dickhead #1,
banhammers; gets jackass observation from dickhead #2, banhammers; gets
restatement #1 from dickhead #3, banhammers....







Remember -- there's only one Ace, just like there's only one Maet.....but assholes can swarm.



Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2016 01:24 AM (EzgxV)
<<<



From a technical illiterate: Can't he just ban the ip address or are these people able to generate new ip address at will?





Posted by: Ralph at March 23, 2016 01:31 AM (1pZw2)

929 The DIY shadow-banning technique I mentioned above is - even now! - yielding benefits. Just breezing through/past commenters who have long ago proven they don't bring much to the table.
Posted by: rhomboid at March 23, 2016 01:27 AM (QDnY+)

I will endeavor to join you.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 23, 2016 01:31 AM (ubByS)

930 Bill Buckley has been replaced by the likes of Sean Hannity and the like (you know who I mean).

Don't get me wrong, I agree with you...to a point (how many rank and file Republicans actually paid attention to Bill Buckley back in the day?).

We would not be in this position, though, if:

1. It weren't for Bush's compassionate conservatism; 2. If we had accomplished more when Republicans were in charge of Congress in the 2000s;
3. If Republicans had blocked more of Obama's actions in the last few years. And I don't just mean shutdowns, which were a problem for us. I mean things like putting up more of a fight in preventing Obamacare from getting out of committee; and
4. If Republicans in Congress hadn't folded in the late 90s.

I think the easiest way to do that would be simply to force our guys to spend more time out of Washington--but that's just an idea.

I have little respect for Hannity (I didn't really have any before this), but there's a long list of things that get the blame for our situation before we get to him.

Posted by: AD at March 23, 2016 01:32 AM (QWY55)

931 From a technical illiterate: Can't he just ban the ip address or are these people able to generate new ip address at will?
Posted by: Ralph at March 23, 2016 01:31 AM (1pZw2)

There's a way you can do it. It's not hard. Which sucks, but I actually like the system here.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 23, 2016 01:32 AM (ubByS)

932
Can't he just ban the ip address or are these people able to generate new ip address at will?


Proxy server ... almost a new ip address at will.

Posted by: Arbalest at March 23, 2016 01:33 AM (FlRtG)

933 I have little respect for Hannity (I didn't really have any before this), but there's a long list of things that get the blame for our situation before we get to him.
Posted by: AD at March 23, 2016 01:32 AM (QWY55)


And, more importantly, if you don't correct any of that stuff, you can toss in all the intellectualism you want and it will lead us right back to where we are.

Posted by: AD at March 23, 2016 01:33 AM (QWY55)

934 The Democrats used to be the pro-slavery party.
They evolved. The GOP used to be infested with nutty LaRouche cranks.
We evolved.



Instant gratification in favor of reasoned, more gradual refinement tends to lose.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at March 23, 2016 01:30 AM (KRwzj)


You've got a lot more faith in people than I do at this point, apparently. I'm just pointing out that any corporation that had as much negative brand recognition as the conservative label would have rebranded decades ago.

And as for the Democrats evolving? No, they haven't. All that's changed is their rhetoric. They just repackaged the White Man's Burden as the modern welfare state. Same deal. All you little unpeople can't take care of yourselves so you need your enlightened betters to decide what's best.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 23, 2016 01:34 AM (J+mig)

935 I like turtles too.

Posted by: stace at March 23, 2016 01:37 AM (ozZau)

936 Yes, they've put stink on the brand Conservative. They all call themselves conservative. The new brand should be a name that would choke Boehner, McConnell, Ryan and their ilk.


Posted by: Ralph at March 23, 2016 01:37 AM (1pZw2)

937 928 >>>
Adding to the chaos, there's a flaw in the
banhammer that allows assholes to return so long as they pretend to be
someone else. So Ace gets jackass observation from dickhead #1,
banhammers; gets jackass observation from dickhead #2, banhammers; gets
restatement #1 from dickhead #3, banhammers....







Remember -- there's only one Ace, just like there's only one Maet.....but assholes can swarm.



Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2016 01:24 AM (EzgxV)
<<<



From a technical illiterate: Can't he just ban the ip address or are these people able to generate new ip address at will?





Posted by: Ralph at March 23, 2016 01:31 AM (1pZw2)





It's complicated....and openly discussing the complications makes it more complicated. Theoretically, the change to IPv6 will make it all play nice.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2016 01:38 AM (EzgxV)

938 936
Yes, they've put stink on the brand Conservative. They all call
themselves conservative. The new brand should be a name that would choke
Boehner, McConnell, Ryan and their ilk.




Posted by: Ralph at March 23, 2016 01:37 AM (1pZw2)


American?

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 23, 2016 01:38 AM (J+mig)

939 The real indicators weren't on LGF, they were on PJM. He was a co-founder, he was best-buds, he was in with the "in-crowd" -- then he pariahs himself, just as they're bootstrapping. I don't know if it was a brain tumor, a stroke, a bad tab of acid, or something else, but something got broken -- and it seemed more organic than attitude

There was a rumor at the time that he got himself a girlfriend, some versions of the rumor suggesting she was Muslim.

I couldn't be bothered to waste any effort asking if it was true. I didn't comment much there, but left when he lost his marbles, insisting that the Tea Party was primarily a Ron Paul White Supremacist movement.

Dude has a major martyr complex.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at March 23, 2016 01:38 AM (KRwzj)

940 I really didn't get what the big deal was with LGF even back in the day, except for Rathergate.

That's great that they brought attention to Islamic extremism, but that was just about all they did, day after day. I got the point. There was not really a reason to check in there on a regular basis.

Posted by: AD at March 23, 2016 01:42 AM (QWY55)

941 All because of a little ONT blog post, that gave me an extra boost of courage right when I needed it. One I'm sure you didn't think at the time made a bit of difference, when in fact it made all the difference in the world.
Thank you, Maet, and Ace for giving you and all of us a home here. I love this place, and all you dear Morons. I know there is family fighting now but hopefully we all will deserve coffee (or, er herbal tea for me) and be closers in the near future.
Posted by: LizLem at March 23, 2016 12:51 AM (LiMbk)


Thank you LizLem, It's comments like this and feeling like you actually made some small difference that go a long way to making it worth blogging here. I do appreciate it.

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 23, 2016 01:45 AM (wqVD1)

942
When I was residing Kentucky, me and the girl went to a crick, which is a creek to English speakers.

This particular crick or creek was very slow moving and murky. Brackish is the word I think people use. Muddy. The bottom felt like mush.

I'm no wuss. But swimming in this creek was making my skin crawl. Then I saw ripples over yonder. My girl said there's turtles. Snapping turtles, she said.

Are you shitting me?, I queried.

These bastards will bite your shit up just because. Painfully. That was the end of my swim in the crick.

Turtles bite. I do not like turtles that bite.

Posted by: cucumbah watah for customah only! at March 23, 2016 01:45 AM (o2321)

943 Posted by: Maetenloch at March 23, 2016 01:45 AM (wqVD1)


You do make a difference, a huge one, at least to me. You make me think, and that's something I enjoy, and you make me laugh, which is rare indeed in times like these.


Don't let the craziness get you down, you do good work here and it's appreciated.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 23, 2016 01:47 AM (J+mig)

944 992: Deal breaker? Well, I was more imagining her in attitudes of pitch and yaw and so forth where that mandible wouldn't be all that visible.

But think about it. Imagine you're that dude she married, some gym fitness bro (hey, maybe he's the secret behind those glutes). She's the effin' crown princess of a country. And for some reason, she digs you. You want be king, it don't work that way for dudes who marry queens regnant of course, but you still get to be the hubbie of the Queen of a country.

Is that little chin pronouncement going to be a real problem compared to that?

The downside to being married to a queen regnant, is well, she's the damn queen, the boss of everybody. If you piss her off, God help you. So don't piss her off.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 23, 2016 01:48 AM (DW+jj)

945 Snapping turtles, she said.

Are you shitting me?, I queried.

These bastards will bite your shit up just because. Painfully.


You're not kidding. And when they bite down on something, you're not getting it out.

Posted by: AD at March 23, 2016 01:49 AM (QWY55)

946 The DIY shadow-banning technique I mentioned above is - even now! - yielding benefits. Just breezing through/past commenters who have long ago proven they don't bring much to the table.
Posted by: rhomboid
---------------
Gee, thanks.

Posted by: Chi at March 23, 2016 01:49 AM (M6nvs)

947 I would like to know why I am up so early. I haven't got a thing to do anyway, yet awake I am.

Could have something to do with my wife snoring like a F-5 next to me but whattaya gonna do?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 23, 2016 01:50 AM (WVsWD)

948 Could have something to do with my wife snoring like a F-5 next to me but whattaya gonna do?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 23, 2016 01:50 AM (WVsWD)


Earplugs?

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 23, 2016 01:51 AM (J+mig)

949 Chi, neither you nor Ghost of kari were the ones referred to. But you probably knew that.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 23, 2016 01:53 AM (QDnY+)

950 Earplugs?

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 23, 2016 01:51 AM (J+mig)

Fresh out.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 23, 2016 01:53 AM (WVsWD)

951 I am having a bit of fun with recording it though. She will swera that she doesn't snore. I waiting for her spin machine to cycle up. I hope the fetzer valve is up to the work.

Hat Tip to TimInGa for the fetzer valve naming.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 23, 2016 01:55 AM (WVsWD)

952 932
Can't he just ban the ip address or are these people able to generate new ip address at will?


Proxy server ... almost a new ip address at will.

Posted by: Arbalest at March 23, 2016 01:33 AM (FlRtG)



OK, if you're going to spill the magic words. An IP (internet protocol) address under IPv4 is four numbers from 0 to 255 -- "W.X.Y.Z.". There are only 4,294,967,296 of these, and large blocks are held for special functions.



So, a protocol was developed to nest more distinct users under a single IP address. That's the sort of thing where Captain Whitebread, upthread, could not post at work -- he has unwittingly shared an IP address with a bannee.



Similarly, when banning by IP address, there are ways someone might jump IP addresses.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2016 01:55 AM (EzgxV)

953
Could have something to do with my wife snoring like a F-5 next to me but whattaya gonna do?
Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 23, 2016 01:50 AM (WVsWD)


Mine snores like a T-38, I feel your pain.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 23, 2016 01:58 AM (/E+t2)

954 G'night everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 23, 2016 01:59 AM (YJmuy)

955 You know, our writing style is as unique as our signature. The comparisons can be done in software now, and if you have a big enough sample, said software can give a probability that a sample is written by the same person as the baseline. Also, you can sort of detect "real" vs bot generated and all that.

Of course, that stuff costs money, but the big boys do it. Rush once let slip that they used something like on a caller once. I think he let that out of the bag. There was a question if a caller was a "seminar caller" as he calls him, and he let slip they ran a transcript through some of that software.

THere's a forum, a science type forum I used to post on a lot, and they were damn good at detecting sock puppets hiding between proxies and all that. And they wouldn't reveal their secrets. It may well have been some of that writing style comparison software.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 23, 2016 02:02 AM (DW+jj)

956 Mine snores like a T-38, I feel your pain.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 23, 2016 01:58 AM (/E+t2)

Dragonflies used to fly out of the Air Guard Base at Peoria. Awesome little plane. I miss the sound of them.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 23, 2016 02:04 AM (WVsWD)

957 He, Maet. Thanks for all you do.

Posted by: m at March 23, 2016 02:06 AM (S/1cF)

958 941 All because of a little ONT blog post, that gave me an extra boost of courage right when I needed it. One I'm sure you didn't think at the time made a bit of difference, when in fact it made all the difference in the world.
Thank you, Maet, and Ace for giving you and all of us a home here. I love this place, and all you dear Morons. I know there is family fighting now but hopefully we all will deserve coffee (or, er herbal tea for me) and be closers in the near future.
Posted by: LizLem at March 23, 2016 12:51 AM (LiMbk)

Thank you LizLem, It's comments like this and feeling like you actually made some small difference that go a long way to making it worth blogging here. I do appreciate it.

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 23, 2016 01:45 AM (wqVD1)



I was holding my breath to see if you read this.



I've met Chi, Gushka, BBD, Beckoning Chasm, Merovign, Arbalest, Vendette, and others.....because, in large part, YOU have worked to make the ONT a great place to mingle. We see you taking out the trash day-in and day-out, and perhaps keep silent so as to not sully the thread -- but that doesn't mean we think the trash is ok or don't appreciate your efforts. The shape of the ONT is the shape of Maet dominating it.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2016 02:09 AM (EzgxV)

959 I have little respect for Hannity (I didn't really have any before this), but there's a long list of things that get the blame for our situation before we get to him.

There's no question that mistakes were made, particularly when it came to DeLay's "K-Street Project". People are right to demand changes, but not in a self-defeating manner that relies upon the impossible and based on unfocused anger.

Where I disagree with you is blaming the GOP as a whole for failing to block Obama's agenda, be it because a solitary RINO let Obamacare out of committee or because they simply lacked the votes to override a veto. Elections have consequences. Go to any liberal blog and you'll see the leftists claim that Obama has given away the farm to the GOP.

What's the solution? Hand more votes to Democrats so they'll be more easily able to pass objectionable bills? Enforce party discipline only to get more conspiracy theories about The Establishment? Just pretend that the GOP can magically win without the votes?

It's really very simple- vote for the most conservative candidate who can win. Somehow, that principle has fallen out of favor for not being conservative enough, even when the alternative is to elect a liberal.

If being a True Conservative means being hopelessly unreasonable and emotional, count me out.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at March 23, 2016 02:09 AM (KRwzj)

960 Good night everybody. Thanks Maet, you're the best.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 23, 2016 02:10 AM (/E+t2)

961 Um, "He" = "Hey."

Posted by: m at March 23, 2016 02:10 AM (S/1cF)

962
955 You know, our writing style is as unique as our signature. The comparisons can be done in software now, and if you have a big enough sample, said software can give a probability that a sample is written by the same person as the baseline. Also, you can sort of detect "real" vs bot generated and all that.

Of course, that stuff costs money, but the big boys do it. Rush once let slip that they used something like on a caller once. I think he let that out of the bag. There was a question if a caller was a "seminar caller" as he calls him, and he let slip they ran a transcript through some of that software.

THere's a forum, a science type forum I used to post on a lot, and they were damn good at detecting sock puppets hiding between proxies and all that. And they wouldn't reveal their secrets. It may well have been some of that writing style comparison software.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 23, 2016 02:02 AM (DW+jj)




The Horde is very good at detecting this. Unfortunately, it doesn't do a lot of good without solid bannings.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 23, 2016 02:14 AM (EzgxV)

963 Where I disagree with you is blaming the GOP as a whole for failing
to block Obama's agenda, be it because a solitary RINO let Obamacare out
of committee or because they simply lacked the votes to override a
veto. Elections have consequences.


All spending, every
single dime of it, has to be authorized by the House of Representatives.
The Dems held it for the first two years of Obama, but since then, it
has been under GOP control. But, they refuse to use their
constitutionally given power to check Obama. They might get blamed for a
shut down, so better not to fight.

The GOP, as least all of them in DC,
do deserve to be blamed en masse.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 23, 2016 02:17 AM (R+30W)

964 It's funny, we have a garbage fire here in the valley the same day of the election. Hope it's not an omen.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 22, 2016 10:10 PM (hVdx9)


Is that the pillar of smoke I saw this evening driving west on 60 near Mesa Drive.? Looked to be near Sky Harbor from that viewpoint.


Looks like like I missed out on a clusterfuck here today, by virtue of being away from my computer. Look, people, both Trump and Cruz are damned good candidates. compared to the shitweasels the Donks have on offer. Just because you favor one, it doesn't follow that the other one is dogmeat. The only good thing about this internecine shit-slinging is that it will harden up the eventual winner for the shitstorm that will inevitably erupt from the Donks and their suckophants in the MSM, once the General campaign begins.

Posted by: Tsar Bomba (emeritus) at March 23, 2016 02:19 AM (/i7Ua)

965 The main problem is the Washington Republicans don't think there's any crisis, anything wrong with the country. $20T debt? No biggie. There are isolated and insulated from the rest of the country, living large off the booty stolen from the rest of the country.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 23, 2016 02:23 AM (DW+jj)

966 "........compared to the shitweasels the Donks have on offer."

Will the die hard bernie supporters turn out for Madame Arf Arf?

I'm thinking no.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Blah, blah,blah at March 23, 2016 02:24 AM (WVsWD)

967 THere's a forum, a science type forum I used to post on a lot, and they were damn good at detecting sock puppets hiding between proxies and all that. And they wouldn't reveal their secrets. It may well have been some of that writing style comparison software.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 23, 2016 02:02 AM (DW+jj)


The TB3K MkII has the ability to ban based on names, emails, comment text, or ip addresses (including subnets). Basically if you can describe a troll's comments as a regular expression of these, it can find them and nuke them.

I had vague intentions of running all the comments through a neural network but it turns out that you need a fairly large training set of troll comments for the network to reliably detect them. So I should probably modify the TB3K to save off all deleted comments to start building this set up.

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 23, 2016 02:25 AM (wqVD1)

968 965
The main problem is the Washington Republicans don't think there's any
crisis, anything wrong with the country. $20T debt? No biggie. There are
isolated and insulated from the rest of the country, living large off
the booty stolen from the rest of the country.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 23, 2016 02:23 AM (DW+jj)


You're absolutely right. They have profited off all of our woes, so they don't see our problems as problems, they see them as the greatest thing ever.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 23, 2016 02:27 AM (J+mig)

969 Where I disagree with you is blaming the GOP as a whole for failing to block Obama's agenda, be it because a solitary RINO let Obamacare out of committee or because they simply lacked the votes to override a veto. Elections have consequences. Go to any liberal blog and you'll see the leftists claim that Obama has given away the farm to the GOP.

Oh, I'm fully aware. But people on the left can point to a lot of things they have gotten over the last couple decades, Obamacare, withdrawal from Iraq, solidly liberal Supreme Court justices, maintaining legalized abortion, maintaining affirmative action, gay rights, and keeping government spending from being cut, nevermind actually eliminated departments.

On the right, we've gotten, what? Some minor tax cuts and maintaining gun rights.

I don't blame the GOP as a whole, but goddamn there were a lot of unforced errors and, at this point, making the argument that they were doing the best they could is ridiculous.

I actually defended Boehner until he backed down on the sequester. I used to defend Bush based on the fact that, whatever else you want to say, he gave us two conservative Supreme Court justices. I can't argue that now.

Can you imagine how different our position would be if instead of Souter, Kennedy, O'Connor, or Roberts, we had actually appointed solid conservatives? Totally doable. If you had to go back in time, you'd say "likely." And yet we blew it.

That doesn't mean Trump's the answer, but I get the vindictiveness.

Posted by: AD at March 23, 2016 02:28 AM (QWY55)

970 Maetenloch at March 23, 2016 02:25 AM (wqVD1)

If you ever start banning based on over use of ellipses, I'll be the first up against the wall ...

Posted by: Adriane the Punctuation Critic ... at March 23, 2016 02:33 AM (AoK0a)

971 Ted Cruz Is Not The Zodiac Killer

Is Ted Cruz the Zodiac Killer? 38% of Florida voters sure think so.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=11390

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 23, 2016 02:37 AM (vBeA5)

972 Also,

What's the solution? Hand more votes to Democrats so they'll be more easily able to pass objectionable bills? Enforce party discipline only to get more conspiracy theories about The Establishment? Just pretend that the GOP can magically win without the votes?


I'm not sure if it's the answer, but a answer is: Get them out of Washington.

Our guys are spending the bulk of their time in an environment where the culture, their colleagues, and the people they socialize with hold views largely opposed to ours. That plays a large role in their perception of the world and how issues are playing.

The fact that any of them thought Jeb Bush would be the front runner or that they were surprised by Trump is Exhibit A.

Make them stay out of Washington to the extent feasibly possible.

Posted by: AD at March 23, 2016 02:37 AM (QWY55)

973 I wanted to thank you for the other night (and AlaBAMA, Willy J, AOP, & everyone else).
Since you asked, here's a pic of that "free" Mercedes I drove home Friday evening:

http://tinypic.com/r/qp1loy/9

This is exactly how I got it. I haven't even sprayed it with a hose yet...

Posted by: Chi at March 22, 2016 10:26 PM (M6nvs)


Sharp-looking car, Chi. Looks like a tad too much negative camber on the rear wheel. Rear springs might be bagged. Or Michael Moore is in the trunk.


Read a few pages of that textbook last night. Guy needed an editor. Kind of over-stresses fundamentals that only a goat-herder from Kazakhstan would need to be taught. We all know what an automobile is. We don't need to be told in exhaustive detail the differences between "X-frames" and "K-B frames" and "semi-unitized frames". That's useful knowledge for a person intending to specialize in collision repair; for a general mechanic, not so much.

Posted by: Tsar Bomba (emeritus) at March 23, 2016 02:40 AM (/i7Ua)

974 #940

There was more to it than that. Before AoS it was where I had the strongest sense of community of shred interests. For gaming stuff the forums on CheapAssGamer.com was a longtime hangout but the non-gaming sections could descend into stupidity pretty quick. Most of the membership tended much younger and lacking exposure to much of reality as opposed to what they been given to believe by school and media. This came to a head in 2008 when it became impossible to express the opinion that much of the problem was politicians meddling in the home loan business without enduring a rain of abuse from people who thought the original BS Boston Globe story on redlining was holy writ. (Thomas Sowell debunks this pretty well in his book about the housing boom and bust.)

At the time my feeling was pretty dark and I felt it was no good trying to open the eyes of such people. My interest in the gaming side of the forums diminished as well and I gravitated to here.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 23, 2016 02:40 AM (IdCqF)

975 Anything interesting happen in the comments this fine ONT while I was enjoying an awesome concert?

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 23, 2016 02:41 AM (vBeA5)

976 Well, as computing power gets cheaper and cheaper, I'm sure the bannee detection gets better and cheaper for the average blogger as well. Good luck with it, and I'd be keen to keep the methods under the table. The more the enemy knows about the weapons used against him, the better he can counter them.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 23, 2016 02:42 AM (DW+jj)

977 Just pretend that the GOP can magically win without the votes?

Just stop, already. Please. The GOP WON. That was what happened in 2010. They were given the House in the biggest turnover in a century in order to stop Barky - and all one needs to stop a President is the House. Instead, they collaborated and talked about needing to kick the Tea Party (who gave them back that power) in the teeth.

Then they were given the Senate ... and they still did nothing but collaborate with Barky.


If being a True Conservative means being hopelessly unreasonable and emotional,

Just because ace likes to say this doesn't meant that it's true or flies with any sensible person. But your KA attempt is well noted.

count me out.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at March 23, 2016 02:09 AM (KRwzj)


You're counted out. So??

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 23, 2016 02:45 AM (zc3Db)

978 I saw Shred Interest open for Collective Soul in 1998.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 23, 2016 02:47 AM (VdICR)

979 Help us obi mitt kenobi! You're our only hope

Posted by: Princess gopEia at March 23, 2016 02:49 AM (WVsWD)

980
Is Ace mad at pro-Trump commenters, or pro-Cruz commenters, or any commenters on any side that behave badly?

Mostly pro-Trump, but it was they who formed the overwhelming majority of those behaving badly.
Posted by: Hollowpoint




Not all Trumpkins are ignorant and stupid. Some are simply bad people with psychopathic tendencies.

Posted by: Hollowpoint

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 23, 2016 02:54 AM (kdS6q)

981 And with that little gem of inanity, I kill the thread.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 23, 2016 02:55 AM (WVsWD)

982 You're voting for trump and I'm voting for hilliary to beat him out of
spite.
----------
BTW, that was Arson Wells yesterday. Sorry, I couldn't find the main one where he said he'd illegally vote for Hillary as much as he could to tell Trump supporters to fuck off. That probably wouldn't be too difficult in TX as there is still a Dem machine in the state at the lower levels like county, right?

So many true conservative new commenters. It brings tears to my eyes.

Posted by: andycanuck at March 23, 2016 02:56 AM (ioqGj)

983 Posted by: andycanuck at March 23, 2016 02:56 AM (ioqGj)

I saw that comment too. I just let stuff like that go anymore. How many times can you state the same thing before people just tune you out?

I am also tempted to ask for examples when people state that this was mostly Trump supporters fault for today's bad attitude.

To be honest, I just didn't see it that way.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 23, 2016 03:00 AM (WVsWD)

984 Gotta get out of here early to make up time I missed at work Monday.
If the discourse doesn't improve, and I don't mean the whole country screw the leftists, life will be a real pain in the ass.

Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at March 23, 2016 03:02 AM (fizMZ)

985 "It's really very simple- vote for the most conservative candidate who can win. Somehow, that principle has fallen out of favor for not being conservative enough, even when the alternative is to elect a liberal."

Its fallen out of favor because candidates kept campaigning as conservatives, but governing as Chamber of Commerce whores and hiding behind Failure Theater and the fog of Washington insider politics to insulate themselves from the wrath of voters.

Another factor to keep in mind is that the Republican Party is a coalition, and "the most conservative candidate that can win" might be anathema to voters at odds with a candidate on only 15% of the issues, but for whom those issues take priority. Minority members of the coalition might be convinced to suck it up in smaller districts with an overwhelming majority strongly opposed to their position, but that doesn't really work for Senate or, especially, Presidential elections.

And on that note, goodnight.


Posted by: lowtech redneck at March 23, 2016 03:04 AM (KF8B+)

986 I'm hoping that once we somehow, someway get through the presidential nomination process, that things will be better.

The glut of those from hot air hasn't helped either.

Also... the non-political argument threads are nice to have, as was the thread today on terrorism without the presidential nominees involved.


Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at March 23, 2016 03:13 AM (MrV8Y)

987 This primary season can't end soon enough. Hopefully sanity will return when it's over with.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 23, 2016 03:15 AM (J+mig)

988 On a different note, anybody here tonight know anything about replacing/improving Babbitt bearings on a _really_ old metal lathe? Mine have an annoying amount of play, and I am curious to know whether it is possible to flat-out replace them with something more modern.

(Lathe is an F E Reed 11x36, belt drive, last patent date 1882. The spindle has on the order of .003" of horizontal play in the existing bearings.)

Posted by: Piercello at March 22, 2016 11:39 PM (RXfvh)



Hook up with your local classic car club. You might get clued in to some craftsman in the area who still does babbit bearings. Another approach, temporary fix: use a center punch to "dimple" the bearing surfaces. That upsets the babbit around each dimple, and reduces clearance. Given that it took 120 years for the bearinngs to wear down to .003" the dimpled bearings might last you a decade. Or not.


Another "farmer fix": file down the bearing caps. This reduces clearance in both axes. If the lathe is ever properly rebuilt, the caps and saddles can be align-bored to true them up before the new babbit is poured.

Posted by: Tsar Bomba (emeritus) at March 23, 2016 03:20 AM (/i7Ua)

989 975 Anything interesting happen in the comments this fine ONT while I was enjoying an awesome concert?


It was a bit more mellow than yesterdays bit of madness. I would like to commend you on a post yesterday. You posted a Saxon video, which brought me back too the 80s when I was a teen and had hair. I actually had forgotten about them.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 23, 2016 03:34 AM (4Sfcv)

990 Hmmm.....

Wearing a Yarmulke by a non Jew, would that be considered disrespectful?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 23, 2016 03:41 AM (WVsWD)

991 Maet if you are still around. This sudden influx of newbie trolls is a phenomena I have been seeing here since the 2008 election. These are political hack trolls, both paid and unpaid whose sole purpose is to stir up hate and discontent on conservative blogs during every election. I came over here from Townhall where I used to comment because that blog had been totally taken over by the trolls and they made life miserable for everyone else.


The best thing to do is post some simple guidelines in the sidebar (delete some of those old and obsolete shortcuts to other blogs). Warn the trolls that violation of the guidelines will result in banning of said poster.


As for the longtime legitimate commenters, DON'T FEED THE TROLLS. It is only making the situation worse because that is exactly what they want.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 23, 2016 03:43 AM (t2KH5)

992 Have a great day horde and as my mom told me and my sister when we were kids
Fight nice

Posted by: Skip at March 23, 2016 03:43 AM (fizMZ)

993 Since Pixy is going to change the comments again, and it's been made clear my kind are no longer welcome, that will be it for the AOSHQ Android app. Thanks to all those who provided useful feedback since 2012 on the project.

Posted by: errhead at March 23, 2016 03:45 AM (908SH)

994 Sheesh. Multiple sock failures. I plead fatigue and drunkenness, but mostly drunkenness.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 23, 2016 03:53 AM (/i7Ua)

995 Have another beer. If it doesn't kill ya, it might cure ya.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 23, 2016 04:01 AM (WVsWD)

996 Best ont ever!

Posted by: ChocoCheese at March 23, 2016 04:21 AM (OvUux)

997 Best ont ever!

Naw. That title still belongs to the infamous Memorial Day ONT a few years back.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 23, 2016 04:42 AM (WVsWD)

998 Didn't get into the comments yesterday, but I did see Ace's 'forgot to close this one' statement.

Sounds brutish and nasty.

Posted by: fluffy at March 23, 2016 04:48 AM (2hcmo)

999 What? Is nobody going to drag this over into the four digit range?

Posted by: Epobirs at March 23, 2016 04:56 AM (IdCqF)

1000 Fine.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 23, 2016 04:56 AM (IdCqF)

1001 999
What? Is nobody going to drag this over into the four digit range?


Posted by: Epobirs at March 23, 2016 04:56 AM (IdCqF)

I'll do better than that. Since it appears we have revamped the morning threads to no EMT and making the MMT news earlier I will start posting the EMT news links here at the end of the LNT.
Good Morning Morons. Today is Wednesday, March 23, 2016. On this day in 1775 Patrick Henry delivered his famous speech "Give me liberty, or give me death!" at St. John's Episcopal Church, Richmond, Virginia. Today what we have from our rabble rousers is give me free shit and keep your freedom. Oh how times have changed. I blame FDR and LBJ.


Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 23, 2016 05:04 AM (t2KH5)

1002 Primary results from yesterday went pretty much as expected. Trump/Scankles won AZ; Cruz/Sanders won Utah (but the super delegates haven't been factored into that and Sanders squashed Scankles in a blowout); Cruz/Sanders won Idaho caucuses.


http://tinyurl.com/hkrcqw7

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 23, 2016 05:04 AM (t2KH5)

1003 Update on the Belgium bombers. Police have found more explosive devices and are looking for the third bomber seen in the photograph who witnesses say was seen escaping the scene. Still no mention of muzzies but they did find an ISIS flag. Officials are still looking for a motive.


http://tinyurl.com/znkt9nj

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 23, 2016 05:04 AM (t2KH5)

1004 And following the attack our illustrious State Department issued a travel alert:


U.S. citizens were ordered to exercise vigilance in public places and on mass transportation throughout Europe.


What a totally useless announcement. Keep in mind that these are the incompetent jerks who will be vetting all those hundreds of thousands of muzzies that Obama and Kashit want to let in.


http://tinyurl.com/jmwk925

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 23, 2016 05:05 AM (t2KH5)

1005 US terrorism "experts" say that Belgium officials missed red flags that should have alerted them. Well "terrorism experts"; US officials missed a lot of crap too that should have alerted them to the muzzie terrorists in San Bernardino.


http://tinyurl.com/huwq3v2

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 23, 2016 05:05 AM (t2KH5)

1006 TX executed a murderer yesterday after SCOTUS refused an insanity plea by his lawyer. I am surprised with Scalia gone they didn't issue a stay. The father of the man he killed said this should not have drug on for 11 years. Hey, be glad its TX. If had been CA this guy would have died of old age while the State drug it out forever.


http://tinyurl.com/zuuyxjb

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 23, 2016 05:05 AM (t2KH5)

1007 The Fascist FDA has issued yet another useless regulation requiring drug companies to place more warnings on the boxes for prescription painkillers. Again, this is to halt drug abuse. You stupid federal turds, do you thing a warning on a box will stop people who take these painkillers for fun and profit? It just adds yet more costs and accomplishes nothing. But that is the modus operandi for the average incompetent turf protecting Washington beurocrats.


http://tinyurl.com/hlbsogo

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 23, 2016 05:05 AM (t2KH5)

1008
Wow, what a harsh punishment. The VA admin chief has been suspended for 15 days for his role in the fraudulent relocation scam by two of his underlings.


http://tinyurl.com/jlmxeyw

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 23, 2016 05:06 AM (t2KH5)

1009 I've been around since about 06 -07 maybe longer. I rarely comment but do like the vibe and Ace's input. I just seems since Ted is gettin his ass handed to him trump derangement syndrome has set in on some folks.

Posted by: 300 The CornPone Nazi at March 23, 2016 05:06 AM (XSBV5)

1010 My my, Fox has just got around to discovering that these so-called refugee asylum seekers who are flooding western countries are not really fleeing threats from their government. They are seeking free shit.


http://tinyurl.com/z4udghb

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 23, 2016 05:06 AM (t2KH5)

1011 The critics don't like Batman v Superman. That means it is probably good.


http://tinyurl.com/j9or2sx

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 23, 2016 05:06 AM (t2KH5)

1012 Republican FCC commissioners warn congress of "partisan divide" in the commission which is supposed to be apolitical and neutral. Not said is that this is a direct result of Obama assigning partisan Democrat hacks to the commission. I say eliminate the commission and return most of the duties that are worth keeping to the Department of the Interior where they were before FDR started his meddling. The FCC was created so that FDR could pull the licenses of radio broadcasters who criticized his communist new deal policies.


http://tinyurl.com/hupwqqh

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 23, 2016 05:07 AM (t2KH5)

1013 A federal judge has issued a "strongly worded rebuke" to the corrupt Obama IRS and ordered them to produce a list of the conservative groups they targeted. Rebuke????? Why aren't some of these corrupt assholes going to jail for contempt judge? You don't need the DOJ for that. As for the corrupt Obamanites they are following the usual Democrat playbook invented by the Clintons, use every delaying tactic they can dream up, legal or not, to drag this thing out until everyone dies of old age and the people suing them run out of money.


http://tinyurl.com/gns7mcy

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 23, 2016 05:07 AM (t2KH5)

1014 40 SJW flower children gathered at the Emory University admin building to protest saying they felt unsafe after pro-Trump messages were chalked around the campus on sidewalks.


http://tinyurl.com/jaepbjb

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 23, 2016 05:07 AM (t2KH5)

1015 When I saw this this morning I almost puked up my coffee I was drinking. Scankles has been made an honorary Indian. She can join that idiot in MA now.


http://tinyurl.com/gw35zhz

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 23, 2016 05:07 AM (t2KH5)

1016 Mooch's ugly outfits cost more than 23 times the annual salary of the Cubans they were visiting.


http://tinyurl.com/hrbwa39

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 23, 2016 05:08 AM (t2KH5)

1017 Meanwhile Horse head the incompetent meets with terrorists that Cuba is sheltering.


http://tinyurl.com/hd43vzn

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 23, 2016 05:08 AM (t2KH5)

1018 A little background information on the murderous thug whose ass Obama is kissing.


http://tinyurl.com/hqrr5w7

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 23, 2016 05:08 AM (t2KH5)

1019 More documents show Scankles was up to her eyeballs in the Benghazi fiasco which she says was nothing because we "lost nobody". Yet another one of her closely parsed statements which she will maintain was not a lie because we did not lose them. We know exactly where they are. As Ramirez said in his cartoon, yes we know where they are; in their graves.


http://tinyurl.com/h26xdfo

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 23, 2016 05:08 AM (t2KH5)

1020 It did not take long for the liberal press to crank up the muzzie backlash fears meme after Brussels.


http://tinyurl.com/j2tn3lc

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 23, 2016 05:09 AM (t2KH5)

1021 Even though Obama routinely shits on the Jews and Israel the American Jews are still firmly in his back pocket. This I simply do not understand.


http://tinyurl.com/jg8c27d

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 23, 2016 05:09 AM (t2KH5)

1022 Obama has issued 680,000 green cards to muzzies in the last 5 years. IIANM this is far above the amount authorized by law. But, pharaoh Obama can do anything he wants.


http://tinyurl.com/gw9y6tg

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 23, 2016 05:09 AM (t2KH5)

1023 House conservative are fighting the liberal leadership over that bloated budget they are about to ram thorough.


http://tinyurl.com/jvyclh8

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 23, 2016 05:09 AM (t2KH5)

1024 IBD take on the latest corruption revelations in the Scankles e-mail documents. No wonder she wanted to keep that server at home to illegally duck FOI requests.


http://tinyurl.com/j77b6j8

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 23, 2016 05:10 AM (t2KH5)

1025 Remove ISIS riddled Belgium from the visa waiver process? I have a better idea, kill the entire program. Removing Belgium will just cause them to go to some other place and do the same thing. This program was a bad idea from the very beginning.


http://tinyurl.com/j8y5zvr

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 23, 2016 05:10 AM (t2KH5)

1026 The Daily Deals


http://tinyurl.com/gscdosk


That's it for today folks.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 23, 2016 05:10 AM (t2KH5)

1027 "http://tinyurl.com/jvyclh8"

And yet the House Freedom caucus gave in and accepted ryan as speaker.

Now they are complaining?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 23, 2016 05:12 AM (WVsWD)

1028 Thanks for news Vic. Glad I took my meds already.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 23, 2016 05:16 AM (WVsWD)

1029 1027 And yet the House Freedom caucus gave in and accepted ryan as speaker.



Now they are complaining?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 23, 2016 05:12 AM (WVsWD)

I posted a link yesterday that showed how the RNCe was using threats and intimidation to cower the conservatives into line.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 23, 2016 05:16 AM (t2KH5)

1030 "I posted a link yesterday that showed how the RNCe was using threats and intimidation to cower the conservatives into line. "

If allow themselves to be intimidated then maybe they should leave politics altogether. If they are not ready to stand up and fight for what is right then they should sit down and go away.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 23, 2016 05:21 AM (WVsWD)

1031
The critics don't like Batman v Superman. That means it is probably good.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 23, 2016 05:06 AM (t2KH5)
----
I hope so. I'm looking forward to it. I liked "Man of Steel" despite the iffy reviews.

Posted by: Darth Randall at March 23, 2016 05:22 AM (KlVdw)

1032 Thanks for the VNN, Vic!

Good morning all!

Posted by: @votermom at March 23, 2016 05:23 AM (cbfNE)

1033 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 23, 2016 05:23 AM (ptqRm)

1034 1016 Mooch's ugly outfits cost more than 23 times the annual salary of the Cubans they were visiting.

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

Two grand for that? I've seen better looking drapes in 1 star hotels.

Posted by: Molly k. at March 23, 2016 05:24 AM (4aaDj)

1035 1030 If allow themselves to be intimidated then maybe
they should leave politics altogether. If they are not ready to stand up
and fight for what is right then they should sit down and go away.





Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 23, 2016 05:21 AM (WVsWD)


What they threatened them with and what they have been actually doing is having them booted off of the committee assignments where all the important decisions are made. This is why we must get RINOs and DIABLOs defeated at the polls.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 23, 2016 05:24 AM (t2KH5)

1036 1031 I hope so. I'm looking forward to it. I liked "Man of Steel" despite the iffy reviews.

Posted by: Darth Randall at March 23, 2016 05:22 AM (KlVdw)


What I have found is that anything the critics like is usually a POS message movie (liberal of course) that has zero entertainment value. While the ones they hate at least try to keep the liberal messages to a minimum to give audiences what they want to see.


And don't even try with the Academy Awards.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 23, 2016 05:26 AM (t2KH5)

1037 1034 Two grand for that? I've seen better looking drapes in 1 star hotels.

Posted by: Molly k. at March 23, 2016 05:24 AM (4aaDj)

I have oily rags in my utility room that look better than the crap she pays thousands for. She has absolutely no taste in cloths at all yet the MFM fall all over themselves praising her ugly crap.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 23, 2016 05:28 AM (t2KH5)

1038 Thanks, Vic!

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 23, 2016 05:31 AM (P8951)

1039 I hope so. I'm looking forward to it. I liked "Man of Steel" despite the iffy reviews.

Posted by: Darth Randall at March 23, 2016 05:22 AM (KlVdw)


I can't stand Ben Afflick. Won't see a movie with him in it.

Posted by: The Bat Hat at March 23, 2016 05:31 AM (vBeA5)

1040 I have oily rags in my utility room that look better than the crap she pays thousands for. She has absolutely no taste in cloths at all yet the MFM fall all over themselves praising her ugly crap.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 23, 2016 05:28 AM (t2KH5)

Reminds me of the Carol Burnette Gone with the wind sketch except this time she choose a table cloth.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 23, 2016 05:34 AM (WVsWD)

1041 Supposed to be a beautiful day here today; sunny and 77F. But I have another Dr's appointment coming up Friday where they are going to do blood work so I better stay off the porch.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 23, 2016 05:34 AM (t2KH5)

1042 "I have oily rags in my utility room that look better than the crap she pays thousands for."

Correction: that's the crap WE pay thousands for.

Remember when Nancy Reagan (who had excellent taste) was savaged by the media for wearing designer clothes? And Nancy looked 100% better in her outfits than Mooch does in hers.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 23, 2016 05:34 AM (P8951)

1043 Thanks, Vic!

Mornin' 'rons

Posted by: BunkerinTheBurbs at March 23, 2016 05:36 AM (bA+CL)

1044
What I have found is that anything the critics like is usually a POS message movie (liberal of course) that has zero entertainment value. While the ones they hate at least try to keep the liberal messages to a minimum to give audiences what they want to see.


And don't even try with the Academy Awards.
Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 23, 2016 05:26 AM (t2KH5)

---
Can't argue too much with that. I haven't watched the oscars in 20+ years. The one time I broke that was when the sister-in-law was over and wanted to watch it with the wife. John Stewart was the host and the segment I saw was a retrospective on all the causes that have been addressed in movies. It ran for about 5 minutes showing scenes from "To Kill a Mockingbird", "Philadelphia", movies like that and at the end Steward walked at and said sarcastically: "And none of those things were ever a problem again". I stared at the t.v. screen in shock. The audience laughed, I'm not if they relised he had just made fun of them.

Posted by: Darth Randall at March 23, 2016 05:37 AM (KlVdw)

1045 Night all.

Here is some music from the bands I saw this last night in an awesome concert:

"Whispering World" by Royal Thunder:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUu7dvSfnTo

"The Sundering" by The Sword:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fwzw1TkAZnY

"Tres Brujas" by The Sword:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hk9uevsHvAE

"Seriously Mysterious" by The Sword:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJRtngLhN0M

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 23, 2016 05:38 AM (vBeA5)

1046
I can't stand Ben Afflick. Won't see a movie with him in it.Posted by: The Bat Hat at March 23, 2016 05:31 AM (vBeA5)
---
Is it his politics or just his acting?

Posted by: Darth Randall at March 23, 2016 05:38 AM (KlVdw)

1047 1040 Reminds me of the Carol Burnette Gone with the wind sketch except this time she choose a table cloth.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 23, 2016 05:34 AM (WVsWD)

That was probably one of the best sketches she ever did. Harvey Korman could not keep a straight face.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVBzQ0Lon1g

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 23, 2016 05:40 AM (t2KH5)

1048 Enjoy the nice weather Vic. We are suppose to get a dilly of a storm today. Rain turning to snow and ridiculous winds. I've got a flight out to Vegas tomorrow so hoping the DOT guys do their jobs well today.

Posted by: Molly k. at March 23, 2016 05:41 AM (4aaDj)

1049 I like turtles too.

Posted by: stace at March 23, 2016 01:37 AM (ozZau)


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

Posted by: Kindltot at March 23, 2016 05:41 AM (XQHkt)

1050 Is it his politics or just his acting?

Posted by: Darth Randall at March 23, 2016 05:38 AM (KlVdw)


Acting. Him, George Clooney, Matt Damon, and Cera are the four actors I just can't stand. There are also two actresses, but we need not go into that...

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 23, 2016 05:41 AM (vBeA5)

1051
Morning, 'rons and 'ronettes.

By 1956, the comedy team of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis had hit the wall. Personal and professional antagonisms between the pair had ruined what had been, for several years, the most popular comedy duo in the country. Both wanted out of their Paramount and NBC contracts, both wanted out of their partnership, but neither could muster up the courage to make the final break.

Near the end of May, Jerry tried to talk to Dean. He had been angry, depressed and manic, but now was feeling, in his gut, the terror of going solo and of losing the man who, to him, represented all the swagger, maturity and coolness that he felt he never had.

"You know, it's a hell of a thing," he told Dean haltingly. "All I can think of is that what we do is not very important. Any two guys could have done it. But even the best of them wouldn't have had what made us what we were."

"Yeah?"
Dean asked. "What's that?"

"I think it's love. I think it's how we still feel about each other."


Dean said nothing. He just looked at Jerry through sleepy eyes before fixing him with a thousand-yard stare.

"You can talk about love all you want. To me, you're nothing but a fucking dollar sign."

Hope you all have a wonderful day.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 23, 2016 05:41 AM (X6fMO)

1052 I normally can't stand Affleck, but I thought Argo was excellent, and his acting was enjoyable.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 23, 2016 05:44 AM (ptqRm)

1053
Mooch's ugly outfits cost more than 23 times the annual salary of the Cubans they were visiting.


I'd rather have a hot model for First Lady than a racist RBF who couldn't muster up pride for her country until her "husband" got nominated for president.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 23, 2016 05:45 AM (X6fMO)

1054 Carol Burnett remains one of THE funniest shows ever, with out takes especially!!

Posted by: Ruth at March 23, 2016 05:46 AM (cIjBI)

1055
"You can talk about love all you want. To me, you're nothing but a fucking dollar sign."

Hope you all have a wonderful day.Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 23, 2016 05:41 AM (X6fMO)

----
Ouch. Just ouch. What a miserable way to live.

Posted by: Darth Randall at March 23, 2016 05:47 AM (KlVdw)

1056
Carol Burnett remains one of THE funniest shows ever, with out takes especially!!Posted by: Ruth at March 23, 2016 05:46 AM (cIjBI)
---
I love watching the others try not to laugh when Tim Conway does something off script. Harvey Corman had an especially hard time keeping a straight face.

Posted by: Darth Randall at March 23, 2016 05:49 AM (KlVdw)

1057 1054
Carol Burnett remains one of THE funniest shows ever, with out takes especially!!

Posted by: Ruth at March 23, 2016 05:46 AM (cIjBI)

The Carol Burnett Show and the Red Skelton Show were the only two comedy variety shows that I thought were really funny.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 23, 2016 05:49 AM (t2KH5)

1058 If MeTV is available to you, they carry the Carol Burnett show late at night.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 23, 2016 05:54 AM (ptqRm)

1059 Ouch. Just ouch. What a miserable way to live.Posted by: Darth Randall at March 23, 2016 05:47 AM (KlVdw)I got that story from Nick Tosches' excellent Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams, a 1992 bio. Worth reading, if you're interested in the Rat Pack era.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 23, 2016 05:54 AM (X6fMO)

1060 Local station here in MA has Johnny Carson show reruns every night at 11. I watch as often as possible & all these years later, I will be laughing so loud my roommate comes down from his bedroom to see what's so funny.

The TV Guide on the television stopped showing original air date. Cass Elliot was on a few days ago & I know she died in late 1960s-early 1970s. It was 1974 & she died of a heart attack in London.
Show must be from shortly before that. Cass was supposed to be a guest 2 weeks before & ended up in ER with "the vapors." She must have had heart trouble & didn't want to tell people.

Good Morning.

Posted by: Carol at March 23, 2016 05:56 AM (sj3Ax)

1061 I never saw Red Skelton - I'll have to look up some shows when I need a laugh break

Posted by: Ruth at March 23, 2016 05:57 AM (cIjBI)

1062 Mooch's ugly outfits cost more than 23 times the annual salary of the Cubans they were visiting.

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

Two grand for that? I've seen better looking drapes in 1 star hotels.

======

ISWYDT

Posted by: @votermom at March 23, 2016 05:57 AM (cbfNE)

1063 1058
If MeTV is available to you, they carry the Carol Burnett show late at night.





Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 23, 2016 05:54 AM (ptqRm)

I dropped my cable/satelite and the semi-local channels that carry ME are not close not strong enough for me to get them consistently.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 23, 2016 05:59 AM (t2KH5)

1064 MPPPP,
Hello, how are you?
I've read two biographies of my favorite actress Carole Lombard.

TCM hardly ever plays any of her films.

Posted by: Carol at March 23, 2016 05:59 AM (sj3Ax)

1065 109 Shitfest went like so.

- Terrorist attack in brussels, so emotions are high

- Craven opportunist Cruz slut shames Trump and uses it as opportunity to score political points

- Many Cruz supporters denounce Cruz and flip to Trump

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

First of all, the summary above seems to be wishful thinking - at best - and more likely a full on delusion.

At this point, I'm not sure anyone is reading these comments any more, but whatever.

The problem, as I see it, is the intersection of Trump supporters, who - let's face it - view Trump as a big middle finger to the establishment, all of DC, whatever - and the constant barrage of anti Trump posts that purport to be laying out some kind of rational case against Trump the nominee.

At some point people need to face the fact that you are not going to get rational debate from Trump supporters that see him as the FUCK YOU candidate. Do you not get that ? They don't care that you think he is unstable, that he can't be trusted, that nothing he says is true. In fact, the more people seem to HATE, HATE, HATE Trump, the more credibility Trump gains as the FUCK YOU candidate.

It isn't so much that the anti Trump posts are antagonizing Trump supporters, which Ace and the COBs have every right to post, but when do you ask yourself - To what end ? Which Trump supporters do you think you are winning with this approach ? I'm pretty sure the answer is clearly NONE.

So maybe antagonizing Trump supporters is somehow cathartic, but you reap what you sow. It's hardly fair to put it back on Ace, I know.

But let me just add that if there is discussion of going to some kind of more formal commenting system, please, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, don't go to the idiotic Facebook comments. Hotair is run by morons, frankly. If such a system is needed, it seems to me the majority of blogs on the internet use Disqus for their comments, and that works awesome and does not require you to publicly post your political comments or have a secondary Facebook account just to post comments without it being linked to your public Facebook persona.

Posted by: deadrody at March 23, 2016 05:59 AM (W15tP)

1066 I'm no political insider ...

... but after yesterday's exchange - I think we can go ahead and scrap any remaining notions of a Trump-Cruz unity ticket.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 23, 2016 06:00 AM (fiGNd)

1067 Turtle but no Yoko? This place is really going to pot.

Posted by: angela urkel at March 23, 2016 06:02 AM (neIgI)

1068 EMT is up.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 23, 2016 06:02 AM (WVsWD)

1069 Andy has EMT up!

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at March 23, 2016 06:04 AM (t2KH5)

1070
MPPPP,
Hello, how are you?


Hi, Carol. I'm OK, I guess. Could be worse.


I've read two biographies of my favorite actress Carole Lombard.

TCM hardly ever plays any of her films.
Posted by: Carol at March 23, 2016 05:59 AM (sj3Ax)
I've never read a Lombard bio, though I probably should. FWIW, she was very well liked in Hollywood, which is a rarity, and was genuinely mourned when she died. As far as TCM - I'm getting to the point of dropping the channel. They simply repeat the same movies over and over again, when I know their library has a lot of stuff they could be showing instead of yet another repeat of Sunset Boulevard.BTW, I thought of you this morning when I was reflecting on Trump and Hillary's victories and how Chaaaaalie Bakah says he'll never vote for Trump. I'm willing to bet that, should Trump get the nom, Baker will actively campaign for Scankles, calling her "mature," "experienced" and "uniting," thus getting the Boston Globe BJ that he lives for.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 23, 2016 06:05 AM (X6fMO)

1071 thus getting the Boston Globe BJ that he lives for

In all fairness, depending of course upon the Boston Globe representative, I'm willing to alter my views as well.

Posted by: ScoggDog at March 23, 2016 06:07 AM (fiGNd)

1072 Re: comments
I love that I don't have to sign in here. Any blog that uses disqus I skip because I don't trust it.
We moderate each other, like the free market. Rt now we're in a hot time so it will get heated here.
Remember, it's not anyone's job to CHANGE minds, it's our place to discuss opinions. If anyone wants to change minds or hearts, then The Holy Spirit will work through your words if seek His wisdom first.

Posted by: Ruth at March 23, 2016 06:08 AM (cIjBI)

1073 To return to the original topic that Maet had at the top of the ONT in the few minutes before this is willowed, how do you deal with the personal nastiness that seems to accompany deeply felt political differences, especially when a whole load of refugees from Hot Air have arrived and many of them not only seem to be ignorant of the local customs but to positively delight in flouting local customs.


The banhammer is probably the only really effective tool. The worst offenders will eventually be weeded out but keeping the blog community alive until that happens is an issue.


My observation is that when somebody is banned, they essentially disappear and the behavior that led to the banning is also disappeared and can not be seen as a lesson to those who can be educated. The only people who know what is going on are the ones who happen to have been reading during the moments between the offensive posts were made and when the banning made them vanish.


My suggestion is that when somebody is banned, a notice could be posted to the sidebar stating who was banned, the time and date of the banning and perhaps a short note listing the reason. Since it is Ace's blog, his reasons could be "Fuck you. I hate him." but something more explanatory like "personal insults over politics" or "calling Ace a cuck" would probably reduce that sort of behavior by others.


When they hanged Admiral Byng, the purpose was not just to punish him but also "to encourage the others". Posting the names, dates and offenses of the banned would be likely to have that encouraging effect.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 23, 2016 06:22 AM (QHgTq)

1074 Maet, we love you guys. I read comments, mostly lurker, on and off during the day. Some lose their shit, but I sort of ignore them. I love my fellow good-natured (mostly) morons.

Posted by: Hmitchell3rd at March 23, 2016 06:28 AM (G0t7U)

1075 Very minor correction, Admiral Byng was shot, not hanged.

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at March 23, 2016 06:31 AM (sOhww)

1076 Only now, at the end of all things, do you understand the meaning of the trolls set loose by Hot Airs' recent open registration. You would have figured by now they all would've died by Darwins' law. But no. Somehow , some way, they keep on breeding. Which seems impossible because they're all so teh gay. And their SJW women hate their guts.

Friggin Etsy boyfriends. A pox on them all!

Posted by: Corona at March 23, 2016 06:39 AM (ragzU)

1077 So 88.6% of the people posting here at AoS are sane(?) That's seems like a pretty decent number.

Posted by: JROD at March 23, 2016 07:01 AM (wnwJC)

1078 Posted by: Don't Taze Me! at March 22, 2016 10:01 PM (QJHLc)

Jeebus. I'm glad I got out when I did. Barely escaped the ban hammer as it was.

Posted by: creeper at March 23, 2016 07:01 AM (4boI/)

1079 Sort of stating the obvious here, but a lot of this nastiness will go away once the election is over.

That said, I am glad ace and maetenloch are not allowing this place to descend into the sewer like Trumpbart or Trump Republic.

Posted by: DRayRaven at March 23, 2016 07:26 AM (9YRwm)

1080 @Ralph

I'll field a bit of this on.

"From a technical illiterate: Can't he just ban the ip address or are these people able to generate new ip address at will?"

A bit of both. There are measures you can use to generate a new IP. I use them fr instance to help salvage broken downloads I can't bring back, though I'm not going to talk about them now.

Of course, you have to know how to use them before oyu can.

Posted by: Turtler at March 23, 2016 08:06 AM (jRpMy)

1081 None of the comments yesterday seemed so bad.

Posted by: Banhammered at March 23, 2016 08:20 AM (Y8P5w)

1082 Free to See
Pay to post $5\month

Trolls\malcontents won't do anything that requires effort to troll. They will simply move on to another opportunity. Entering a credit card number requires effort.

Problem solved.

Posted by: Marcus Aurelius' Underpants at March 23, 2016 08:33 AM (EsN3H)

1083 Someone needs to come up with a browser plugin, or probably better would be blog software where each reader has their own, personal ban hammer. I've been thinking this for 9-10 years after being exposed to some of the really skeezy trolls that would pop up at Protein Wisdom from time to time. After you read the third or thirtieth stupid, lame, rude, or whatever post you just don't even want to scroll past the cretin. So if there was a button to disappear all posts from my view by jackwagon X then that problem goes away. The people that want to read them can, but I don't have to if they annoy me too much.

That would be a feature.

Posted by: bob@compono.org at March 23, 2016 08:49 AM (APRDU)

1084 I think maybe the Big Ewok is unhappy that he can't convince everyone that they should support Cruz over Trump, so then the Trump people get mad at at the Trump-bashing posts and things just escalate.

less Trump bashing is probably the way to avoid these flame wars.

in fact the only way to defeat the GOPe is if Trump and Cruz supporters work together to thwart the GOPe at the Convention, because that is their plan, to just let whatever happens happen until the Convention and then just install their own hand-picked stooge at that point.

to stop them from doing that Trump and Cruz supporters will HAVE to work together or they win.

Posted by: Shoey at March 23, 2016 12:19 PM (vA94g)

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