Thursday Morning News Dump (3/24/15)[Misanthropic Humanitarian]

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1 US Navy still looking for USS Jupiter and Flight 19.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 24, 2016 07:06 AM (c3nfO)

2 This one got willowed so I will post it again.Precious.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/229867/

Posted by: steevy at March 24, 2016 07:07 AM (B48dK)

3 March 24th polls -

Two new polls moved into the RCP average last night, neither of them good for the GOP nominee. However, polling probably still does not have Brussels factored into it yet. By Monday the terrorist attacks and people's reaction to it as priced into the polling will be available.

Trump 39.0, Clinton 50.4, GOP -11.4

No change for congress, GOP holds Senate and House.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 07:08 AM (RWmW1)

4 They located the American couple from KY. They are seriously injured and in the hospital. I suspect the brother and sister's remains have not been identified.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 24, 2016 07:10 AM (iQIUe)

5 How are 4 people still "Missing"? Who the fuck is running that investigation over there?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 07:10 AM (mw8Dm)

6 They located the American couple from KY. They are seriously injured and in the hospital. I suspect the brother and sister's remains have not been identified.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 24, 2016 07:10 AM (iQIUe)

Apparently the KY couple are not in the Hospital, that was an erroneous report?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 07:11 AM (mw8Dm)

7 A government document obtained by NBC News shows that just four months before Tuesday's Brussels attacks, Belgian officials believed they were making progress in defusing the threat posed by ISIS terrorists in Belgium.
----

Head in the sand isn't working???

Who knew.


Also, if you'er letting citizens travel to and then return from Syria you may have a problem. Not exactly a great vacation destination.

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 24, 2016 07:11 AM (/D5Lf)

8 Then there was the Honda Point fiasco on the California coast that saw seven US Navy destroyers run aground at the same time.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Point_disaster

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 24, 2016 07:11 AM (c3nfO)

9 Regarding the beer truck accident. I drove past the scene this morning (it is part of my morning commute). Everything is cleaned up, but there is a huge patch of brown grass from the beer spill and clean up.

No there are no left over chips and beer.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 07:11 AM (RWmW1)

10 Are they still DDOS'ing Insty ? That is so not loading.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at March 24, 2016 07:12 AM (dhpfK)

11 From the missing tug article...

>The Conestoga, commissioned by the Navy in 1917, was last seen steaming for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the afternoon of March 25, 1921. About a half hour after passing beneath the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the crew of the Conestoga encountered trouble.

Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge was started in 1933.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at March 24, 2016 07:12 AM (jIgQw)

12 So I hear the world "Islamaphobia" being used to describe the backlash being felt in certain U.S. communities.

Tell me, is it really a "phobia" (defined as an "irrational fear") when Muslim terrorists are murdering innocent people, they are hiding in communities of supporters and a plurality of those communities are hostile to the countries in which they currently live?

I don't think so.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 24, 2016 07:12 AM (O0lVq)

13 Good Friday 5pm news dump - closure of Gitmo?

*I know people say he doesn't have the authority.....would you like a list

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 24, 2016 07:13 AM (/D5Lf)

14 10 No problem getting on for me.

Posted by: steevy at March 24, 2016 07:13 AM (B48dK)

15 Are they still DDOS'ing Insty ? That is so not loading. Posted by: sock_rat_eez

I got to it okay. If you're outside the usa you might still have problems. They're gradually resolving the issue.

Posted by: mega machines at March 24, 2016 07:14 AM (fbovC)

16 11 They went into a time warp!

Posted by: steevy at March 24, 2016 07:14 AM (B48dK)

17 Foggy Bottom thinking it can define what is and isn't Islam would be funny if the consequences weren't so serious. How hard is the Muslim world laughing at us now?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 24, 2016 07:14 AM (bzd8I)

18 "Also, if you'er letting citizens travel to and then return from Syria you may have a problem. Not exactly a great vacation destination."

I'm really trying to separate myself from our bizarro-world elections, but if Cruz doesn't hammer the shit out of Hillary over Muslim immigration, then he doesn't have a hair on his ass.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 24, 2016 07:14 AM (Dttnn)

19 A government document obtained by NBC News shows that just four months
before Tuesday's Brussels attacks, Belgian officials believed they were
making progress in defusing the threat posed by ISIS terrorists in
Belgium.



"He's shooting at these cans!"


/Navin Johnson

Posted by: Dr. Emilio Lizardo aka Mortimer at March 24, 2016 07:15 AM (PGcw2)

20 No there are no left over chips and beer.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 07:11 AM (RWmW1)

Damn.
All we have is fresh white stuff on the ground

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 07:15 AM (voOPb)

21 Golfman, you noticed that also.

Layers of fact checkers? Nope.

Ooodles of hyperbole? Yep.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 24, 2016 07:16 AM (c3nfO)

22 16 21

Editor. Must be a pretty easy career track.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at March 24, 2016 07:17 AM (jIgQw)

23 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 24, 2016 07:17 AM (ZQfW9)

24 Islamaphobia


I have more of a blowupaphobia.

Posted by: dogfish at March 24, 2016 07:18 AM (SSeCw)

25 Skynet activated. I wonder what happens next?

Posted by: Sarah Connor at March 24, 2016 07:18 AM (TxJGV)

26 Oops- the Skynet story link.

http://tinyurl.com/zfwx74y

Posted by: Sarah Connor at March 24, 2016 07:19 AM (TxJGV)

27 24 Hey,give them some credit,they also stab,slash,chop,shoot,run you over and they even defenestrate!

Posted by: steevy at March 24, 2016 07:19 AM (B48dK)

28 So Gov. Kasich, who has won Ohio, is saying the VP slot is not good enough, but is willing to entertain a Democrat as VP.

You know, the book that will come out in a couple of years, on how Trump identified the weaknesses in the GOP and hit them, and his whole strategic thinking on the campaign, is going to be the most fascinating book on American politics in the past thirty years.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet has the Asbestos Undershorts You Need for Your Internet Flame-Wars! at March 24, 2016 07:20 AM (hLRSq)

29 I just love "Peanuts." Especially when Lucy's holding the football for Charlie Brown.

Yeah.

Posted by: Paul Ryan, Two Heartbeats Away at March 24, 2016 07:21 AM (Dttnn)

30 So Kent, Wa schools bow to the muzzies and there is not outcry from the ACLU or the radical atheists?


And the answer is that neither has ever gave a damn for religious freedom as covered by the first amendment. They are hardcore anti-American assholes bent on destruction of this country. And they are using the courts, who have become about 90% leftest to accomplish it.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 24, 2016 07:21 AM (vvmPQ)

31 All we have is fresh white stuff on the ground

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 07:15 AM


Go on...

Posted by: Shep Smith at March 24, 2016 07:22 AM (bzd8I)

32 Fuck orphan Annie. I'm not gay.

Posted by: the Sun at March 24, 2016 07:24 AM (TCb1y)

33 Great picture of TFG dancing the Tango, with a woman this time, though she does look stronger than Wee Little Barry

Posted by: Drudge at March 24, 2016 07:25 AM (TxJGV)

34 If I send $5 to the GOP, will they spend more than $5 trying to get more donations from me?

'Cause that would be very satisfying to me.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 24, 2016 07:27 AM (Dttnn)

35 34 If I send $5 to the GOP, will they spend more than $5 trying to get more donations from me?

'Cause that would be very satisfying to me.
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 24, 2016 07:27 AM (Dttnn)

You will never get off their mailing list, so yes.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at March 24, 2016 07:28 AM (SYJKJ)

36 For those not following, the latest special snowflake news is out of Emory University in Atlanta where "Trump 2016"...in chalk...or as it is now be described, "THE CHALKING" is apparently akin to beheading or something.

Cost of attending Emory: around $60K annually

Actual thing students chanted: "The only thing we have to lose are our chains."

Dipshits clueless to irony, reality, or their navel lint quotient: 1.0

Mock early, mock often.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 24, 2016 07:28 AM (659DL)

37 Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge was started in 1933.

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at March 24, 2016 07:12 AM (jIgQw)


It should read that the tug was last seen passing through the Golden Gate, that is the strait between the Pacific and the bay.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet has the Asbestos Undershorts You Need for Your Internet Flame-Wars! at March 24, 2016 07:29 AM (hLRSq)

38 34 If I send $5 to the GOP, will they spend more than $5 trying to get more donations from me?

'Cause that would be very satisfying to me.
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 24, 2016 07:27 AM (Dttnn

They have wised up they have stopped sending prepaid postage.
Over the weekend I rec'd a piece of mail that said urgent, overdue. By G*d if wasn't the GOP, it certainly infuriated me causing the mailman to think I was a dead beat or something. Of course i threw it in the garbage.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 07:30 AM (voOPb)

39 Light commenting this morning.

Posted by: steevy at March 24, 2016 07:30 AM (B48dK)

40 So Gov. Kasich, who has won Ohio, is saying the VP slot is not good enough, but is willing to entertain a Democrat as VP.

I'm seriously considering the possibility that there may be more than a little mental illness out there this year as the evidence mounts.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 24, 2016 07:31 AM (659DL)

41 Something to make you smile

http://www.ufunk.net/en/insolite/bullshit-facts/

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 24, 2016 07:31 AM (c3nfO)

42 Light commenting this morning.

Posted by: steevy at March 24, 2016 07:30 AM


It's quiet. Too quiet....

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 24, 2016 07:31 AM (bzd8I)

43 So Kent, Wa schools bow to the muzzies and there is not outcry from the ACLU or the radical atheists?
___________________

Yes, how is it that there can be no Christmas trees, or crosses, or any other symbol that may be identified as Christian in any government spaces, and yet we must have muzzie footbaths installed in airports and government buildings? And now all students (or prisoners, in another example) get deprived of the opportunity to eat pork, because of kowtowing to the religious demands of one particular religion.

Separation of church and state for Christians, but not for anybody else. This is bullshit.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 24, 2016 07:31 AM (df5V4)

44 Damn.
All we have is fresh white stuff on the ground

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 07:15 AM (voOPb)

Just rain here so far, maybe an inch or two later on today.

Apparently our team's QB is saying he has seen a UFO. Must have been a helluva sack, Rodgers. You not only saw stars, but a space ship as well.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 24, 2016 07:31 AM (u0lmX)

45 The students complaining about the chalk Trumping...

Did anyone check their hands for chalk?

Posted by: Kasich I, Son of Mailman at March 24, 2016 07:31 AM (g6yUI)

46 If I ever see one of those foot baths I am going to take a dump in it.

Posted by: steevy at March 24, 2016 07:32 AM (B48dK)

47 Apparently our team's QB is saying he has seen a UFO. Must have been a helluva sack, Rodgers. You not only saw stars, but a space ship as well.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 24, 2016 07:31 AM (u0lmX

Belling had a whole segment on his show yesterday. His take, Rodgers is just messin' with people.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 07:33 AM (voOPb)

48 All we have is fresh white stuff on the ground

Pollen? Dandelion floof?

Family member on FB is ranting about an epidemic of "attacks on women in hijab" in America's Muslim enclaves and blaming Ted Cruz. I can't tell if he's making shit up, or he's misattributing the usual "honor society" bullshit (girl wants to integrate, family beats the shit out of her) to people he doesn't like. Anyone read anything in your local news lately?

Posted by: HR traegt keine Hose at March 24, 2016 07:33 AM (d1RNN)

49 Watching Three Came Home about a woman in a Japanese internment camp.

Posted by: steevy at March 24, 2016 07:33 AM (B48dK)

50 Family member on FB is ranting about an epidemic of "attacks on women in hijab" in America's Muslim enclaves and blaming Ted Cruz.

All that stuff is right over there. Well, you need to move the Yeti and Nessie out of the way to see it....

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 24, 2016 07:35 AM (659DL)

51 Light commenting this morning.

Posted by: steevy at March 24, 2016 07:30 AM

It's quiet. Too quiet....
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 24, 2016 07:31 AM (bzd8I)

Were people banned ?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 07:35 AM (mw8Dm)

52 41 Posted by: Anna Puma at March 24, 2016 07:31 AM (c3nfO)


I find most of those facts absolutely believable.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 24, 2016 07:35 AM (vvmPQ)

53
I remember Garagiola calling the '73 series with Gowdy and Kubek, and the snide anti-Mets comments made me nuts.

RIP.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 24, 2016 07:35 AM (p4UlV)

54 48 Yes,but the "attacks" include dirty looks and eye rolling.

Posted by: steevy at March 24, 2016 07:35 AM (B48dK)

55 [breaks hole in door with axe]

HEEERE"S JORGE!!!!

Now, fetch me food, water, and all your tax money.

Posted by: Jorge Ramos at March 24, 2016 07:36 AM (YpQpo)

56 Posted by: steevy at March 24, 2016 07:07 AM (B48dK

Thanks steevy, freaking millennials. I suppose group think and the fact they can't drive will make for some neat logistical planning.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 07:36 AM (voOPb)

57 I remember Garagiola calling the '73 series with Gowdy and Kubek, and the snide anti-Mets comments made me nuts.

RIP.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 24, 2016 07:35 AM (p4UlV)

I always thought he was anti-New York

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 07:36 AM (mw8Dm)

58
One Year!

As of yesterday, since being diagnosed with leukemia. Doing good, prognosis is good.

Me: 1
Cancer: 0

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at March 24, 2016 07:36 AM (0IhFx)

59 Congrats Sticky Wicket!!!!

Posted by: @votermom at March 24, 2016 07:36 AM (cbfNE)

60 Anyone read anything in your local news lately?

Posted by: HR traegt keine Hose at March 24, 2016 07:33 AM (d1RNN)

Surely they would have links to such horrifying stories.


/waiting

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 24, 2016 07:37 AM (/D5Lf)

61 58 That's great!God bless.

Posted by: steevy at March 24, 2016 07:37 AM (B48dK)

62 Yes,but the "attacks" include dirty looks and eye rolling.

Well that's certainly worse than being maimed by a nail bomb. O_o

Posted by: HR traegt keine Hose at March 24, 2016 07:37 AM (d1RNN)

63 Tango Foxtrot Golf is everything an alpha male wants to be. Never has Buenos Aires been stricken with so many moist panties at one time then when Barry was shuffling his bad old bone on the dance floor.

Posted by: Fritz at March 24, 2016 07:37 AM (UzPAd)

64 Posted by: Sticky Wicket at March 24, 2016 07:36 AM (0IhFx)

Congrats! May you remain in good health!

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 24, 2016 07:38 AM (u0lmX)

65 Posted by: Sticky Wicket at March 24, 2016 07:36 AM (0IhFx)

That's wonderful news. Congratulations.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at March 24, 2016 07:38 AM (KUaJL)

66 I remember Garagiola calling the '73 series with Gowdy and Kubek, and the snide anti-Mets comments made me nuts.

I'll bet the A's made you even more nuts.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 24, 2016 07:38 AM (659DL)

67
"Pig Poop to Power NC"

Thunderdome prequel? Anyway, the Muzzies in NC will go without electricity. Haram!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 24, 2016 07:38 AM (p4UlV)

68 Morning fellow slackers and mouthbreathers! Where's the coffee?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 24, 2016 07:38 AM (JfSXS)

69 Are Muzzies required to do the foot washing thing? If so, why hasn't someone marketed hats made out of dishpans?

Gold, Jerry.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 24, 2016 07:38 AM (Dttnn)

70 >>>Anyone read anything in your local news lately?

Posted by: HR traegt keine Hose at March 24, 2016 07:33 AM (d1RNN)

***

As noted elsewhere, the big news in Atlanta is the Emory snowflakes rendered speechless and shaking in fear by the "Trump 2016" graffiti.

Had there been any attacks on Muslims by non-Muslims, you may be sure those reports would take precedent.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 24, 2016 07:38 AM (bpn7O)

71 HR
snow, the typical flowers up, robins here, yards just about dried snow.

GD SNOW

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 07:39 AM (voOPb)

72 The barely over .500 Mets beat the Big Red Machine and almost beat the A's dynasty.Pretty good.

Posted by: steevy at March 24, 2016 07:39 AM (B48dK)

73 66 I remember Garagiola calling the '73 series with Gowdy and Kubek, and the snide anti-Mets comments made me nuts.

I'll bet the A's made you even more nuts.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 24, 2016 07:38 AM (659DL)


We took it to game 7 and everyone thought they'd sweep us in 4. That was the Tug McGraw pbuh "ya gotta believe" season, when the Mets were 11 games back in last place in late August and won the pennant on the last day of the season.

Oh well. But what a great memory.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 24, 2016 07:40 AM (p4UlV)

74 Posted by: Sticky Wicket at March 24, 2016 07:36 AM (0IhFx)

Congrats and may you continue to beat that damn disease

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 07:40 AM (voOPb)

75 That's gotta be one of the largest VNN dumps on the Morning Thread that I've ever seen! Thanks, Vic. Despite the likelihood of the thread being stomped within a short time, I always go back to search out your links.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at March 24, 2016 07:40 AM (jV8Mq)

76 Editor. Must be a pretty easy career track."

Well, one might need kneepads early on... and there's that thing about "spitz and swallows"

Too early in the AM?

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 24, 2016 07:40 AM (C9pBZ)

77
Great picture of TFG dancing the Tango, with a woman this time, though she does look stronger than Wee Little Barry


An asthmatic Emily Dickinson has more testosterone than that dog-eating crackhead.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 24, 2016 07:41 AM (X6fMO)

78 58>> Congrats Sticky Wicket!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 24, 2016 07:41 AM (JfSXS)

79 76 Editor. Must be a pretty easy career track."

Well, one might need kneepads early on... and there's that thing about "spitz and swallows"

Too early in the AM?
Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 24, 2016 07:40 AM (C9pBZ)


Eliot Swallowzer?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 24, 2016 07:41 AM (p4UlV)

80 WOOOOO, KICK CANCER'S ASS, STICKY!!!!

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 24, 2016 07:41 AM (659DL)

81 Me: 1
Cancer: 0

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at March 24, 2016 07:36 AM (0IhFx)

As it should be. Awesome!

Fuck cancer. Go Sticky Wicket!

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 24, 2016 07:41 AM (/D5Lf)

82
Family member on FB is ranting about an epidemic of "attacks on women in hijab" in America's Muslim enclaves and blaming Ted Cruz.


Tell them to "put up" - with actual links to actual "news" services where the race and / or orientation of the attackers is noted - or STFU.

But that's me. I no longer have any truck with Islamopologists.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 24, 2016 07:43 AM (X6fMO)

83 Me: 1
Cancer: 0

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at March 24, 2016 07:36 AM (0IhFx)

May your recovery be swift, painless and thorough.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 24, 2016 07:43 AM (p4UlV)

84 Yes, how is it that there can be no Christmas trees, or crosses, or any other symbol that may be identified as Christian in any government spaces, and yet we must have muzzie footbaths installed in airports and government buildings? And now all students (or prisoners, in another example) get deprived of the opportunity to eat pork, because of kowtowing to the religious demands of one particular religion.
----------------
We are going to start saying Merry Christmas again! We love Christmas, right? Christmas is excellent.

Posted by: Teh Donald at March 24, 2016 07:43 AM (kXzR8)

85 Found in jihadi apt-12 hours of video looking at Nuke power plants and the directors home. The plan was to kidnap the director to gain access to the plant and bomb it.

Posted by: Ben Had at March 24, 2016 07:43 AM (5jCbh)

86
Posted by: Sticky Wicket at March 24, 2016 07:36 AM (0IhFx)


**pushes bottle of Veuve Cliquot through USB port**

Congratulations!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 24, 2016 07:44 AM (X6fMO)

87 Family member on FB is ranting about an epidemic of "attacks on women in hijab" in America's Muslim enclaves and blaming Ted Cruz.

Amazing how this becomes a thing three nanoseconds after Brussels.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 24, 2016 07:45 AM (659DL)

88
I always thought he was anti-New York

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 07:36 AM (mw8Dm)

From St. Louis, drafted by the Cards. Not difficult to understand where the bias came in.

The bias Joe had that annoyed me came out when he was the commentator for the Westminister dog shows. He owned small dogs and was always clearly rooting for the toy dogs to win. As a big dog fan, I was irritated although not so much that I needed a safe space or anything.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 24, 2016 07:45 AM (u0lmX)

89 85 Found in jihadi apt-12 hours of video looking at Nuke power plants and the directors home. The plan was to kidnap the director to gain access to the plant and bomb it.
Posted by: Ben Had at March 24, 2016 07:43 AM (5jCbh)


What we need is an anti-Islam version of SMERSH. Find these "entities" and eliminate the threat (whatever the word eliminate may mean).

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 24, 2016 07:45 AM (p4UlV)

90 85 The reaction of the left will be to close down nuclear plants.

Posted by: steevy at March 24, 2016 07:45 AM (B48dK)

91 The USS Cyclops is also still missing, but there are some clues out there

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 24, 2016 07:45 AM (Qvgg/)

92 So... Kasich is spoiling Cruz to get Trump nominated so he can be Hillary Clinton's running mate.

What a piece of shit.

Posted by: Apostate at March 24, 2016 07:46 AM (TjOmJ)

93 I always thought he was anti-New York

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 07:36 AM (mw8Dm)


And Kubek was a Yankee, so there it is.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 24, 2016 07:46 AM (p4UlV)

94 The bias Joe had that annoyed me came out when he was the commentator for the Westminister dog shows. He owned small dogs and was always clearly rooting for the toy dogs to win.

The only thing we have to lose are our chains.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 24, 2016 07:46 AM (659DL)

95 92 So... Kasich is spoiling Cruz to get Trump nominated so he can be Hillary Clinton's running mate.

What a piece of shit.
Posted by: Apostate at March 24, 2016 07:46 AM (TjOmJ)

You want Billy Crystal.
You'd settle for Crystal Meth.
You'll get William Kristol.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 24, 2016 07:47 AM (p4UlV)

96 1. Perfect a way to heat your house with junk mail.

2. Send $5 to the GOP.

3. Profit!

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 24, 2016 07:47 AM (Dttnn)

97 HR, your family member is a liar or a fool, or both.

Posted by: Lincolntf at March 24, 2016 07:48 AM (2cS/G)

98 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 24, 2016 07:40 AM (p4UlV)

But you'll always have '69.

I was a kid then, and didn't follow baseball then, and even I remember the excitement over the "Miracle Mets."

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 24, 2016 07:48 AM (u0lmX)

99 90 85 The reaction of the left will be to close down nuclear plants.
Posted by: steevy at March 24, 2016 07:45 AM (B48dK)

That's already their reaction. So... their re-reaction?

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at March 24, 2016 07:48 AM (SYJKJ)

100 96 1. Perfect a way to heat your house with junk mail.

2. Send $5 to the GOP.

3. Profit!
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 24, 2016 07:47 AM (Dttnn)


Step 2a. Await letters from Kasich Sr.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 24, 2016 07:48 AM (p4UlV)

101 You'll get William Kristol.

Ewwwww.

That's a bannin'.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 24, 2016 07:48 AM (659DL)

102 ranting about an epidemic of "attacks on women in hijab" in America's Muslim enclaves"

In other news, UFOs have been spotted hovering over server farms around the world...

I too have "dropped" communications with a few folks over such idiocy. As a result, my BP is well within "normal" ranges pretty much all of the time...
But I don't get to exercise the more "colorful" portions of the English language.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 24, 2016 07:49 AM (C9pBZ)

103 Posted by: Sticky Wicket at March 24, 2016 07:36 AM

Congrats!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 24, 2016 07:49 AM (bzd8I)

104 The only thing we have to lose are our chains.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 24, 2016 07:46 AM (659DL)

'rats right!

Posted by: Scooby Doo stands against oppression of big dogs at March 24, 2016 07:50 AM (u0lmX)

105 98 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 24, 2016 07:40 AM (p4UlV)

But you'll always have '69.

I was a kid then, and didn't follow baseball then, and even I remember the excitement over the "Miracle Mets."
Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 24, 2016 07:48 AM (u0lmX)


I was 9 at the time and even then it didn't quite sink in. But 1986. Whoa!

"Here's a little roller up the first base side and it gets behind Buckner! Here comes Knight and the Mets win it!!!!!"

To my dying day, the sweet sounds of Vin Scully's (pbuh) voice will forever ring in my ears.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 24, 2016 07:50 AM (p4UlV)

106 I was a kid then, and didn't follow baseball then, and even I remember the excitement over the "Miracle Mets."

uggggh, my earliest sports memory-- they beat the Braves in three in the NLCS. I still do not understand how.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 24, 2016 07:50 AM (659DL)

107 USA Today has an article up about the ""inevitable anti-muslim backlash" that will follow the actual muslim murders of innocents in Brussels.

CAIR is quoted of course, as is the head of the Muslim Students Association at Princeton, complaining about social media. Social media.

Apparently, the American internet is full of "hate speech", which of course is worse than blowing people up and ripping their limbs off with high explosives and nails.

Posted by: Drudge at March 24, 2016 07:51 AM (TxJGV)

108 >>They located the American couple from KY. They are seriously injured and in the hospital.

Oh dear. Glad they've been found.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 24, 2016 07:51 AM (NOIQH)

109 The Brussels terrorists were preparing an attack on a nuclear power plant and had recorded 12 hours of reconnaissance footage, it has been reported.

The ISIS cell were spying on the Belgian's nuclear power chief, possibly as part of a kidnap plan to force him to let them into an atomic facility, according to newspaper Derniere Heure.

Hours of film of the home of the Research and Development Director of the Belgian Nuclear Programme were discovered in an apartment in Brussels raided by anti-terrorist police following the attack in Paris.

The footage confounded investigators at first - as it showed the entrance to the director's home in Flanders, an area outside the capital.

But detectives made the chilling deduction that the group was attempting to gain entry to an atomic facility after watching all 12 hours of footage, which included images of a local bus.

Armed troops were sent to defend French and Belgian nuclear facilities following the discovery and both countries nuclear programmes were put on the highest state of alert.

Posted by: Madame Curie at March 24, 2016 07:51 AM (e8kgV)

110 CAIR is quoted of course, as is the head of the Muslim Students Association at Princeton, complaining about social media. Social media.

It could be much, much worse.

It could be...chal...no, I can't finish, it's too horrible.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 24, 2016 07:52 AM (659DL)

111 The USS Cyclops is also still missing, but there are some clues out there

Dirk Pitt found that ship years ago.

Posted by: Witchdoktor at March 24, 2016 07:52 AM (PFy0L)

112 "If you're going to bring somebody over they need to know what you're about. And they can't spend their time trying to pick at you and undermine you because, frankly, we don't have enough time to do it," Kasich said. "Just because someone happens to be a Democrat doesn't mean they're disqualified."

Kasich takes a wide stance.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 24, 2016 07:53 AM (VdICR)

113
Actually I have a sad tale to tell of my near encounter with the '69 Miracle Mets.

About a week or so after they won the series, my dad took me and my brother to see the Ed Sullivan show where the entire team was supposed to come out and sing "You Gotta Have Heart." So, we sit through several hours of the usual Topo Gigio, Jose Jimenez and chihuahuas juggling bears juggling plates to the tune of Khatchaturian's "Sabre Dance."

Finally, Sullivan comes out, "well now you know, the world's champion NY Mets will come out and sing 'You Gotta Have Heart." I get all excited until . . . "we've pre-taped that, so let's move on."

My dad, me and my brother loudly gasped "what?!" I was shattered.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 24, 2016 07:54 AM (p4UlV)

114 >>""inevitable anti-muslim backlash"

They say it like it's a bad thing.

I denounce myself.

Posted by: General Zod at March 24, 2016 07:54 AM (Bdeb0)

115 >>Me: 1

Cancer: 0


Fabulous news!!! Keep kicking cancer's butt!
My hubby has made it 1.25 years so far - got the tests last week.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 24, 2016 07:54 AM (NOIQH)

116 An asthmatic Emily Dickinson has more testosterone than that dog-eating crackhead.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 24, 2016 07:41 AM (X6fMO

Clean up on Monitor 1 is needed!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 07:54 AM (voOPb)

117 I tweeted re backlash:

I find it really narcissistic of Muslim spokespeople to cry "Beware the backlash!" 2 seconds after a terror attack.

Posted by: @votermom at March 24, 2016 07:54 AM (cbfNE)

118 These candidates who announce that they are open to serving only one term or serving 6 years and resigning or having a donk running mate -- what fkn country do they live in? You notice that donks dont say this shit. I think pube candidates are being played by donks to make these idiotic statements. Sheesh! They need to vet their advisers bc I swear they are in the employ of the donk party.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 24, 2016 07:55 AM (iQIUe)

119 BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Iraqi military backed by U.S.-led coalition aircraft on Thursday launched a long-awaited operation to recapture the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State militants, a military spokesman said.

In the push, Iraqi forces retook several villages on the outskirts of the town of Makhmour, east of Mosul, early in the morning on Thursday and hoisted the Iraqi flag there, according to the spokesman for the Joint Military Command, Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool.

Posted by: President Barack "Unexpectedly" Obama at March 24, 2016 07:55 AM (e8kgV)

120 109

Armed troops were sent to defend French and Belgian nuclear facilities following the discovery and both countries nuclear programmes were put on the highest state of alert.
Posted by: Madame Curie at March 24, 2016 07:51 AM (e8kgV)

Surely they have armed guards there all the time? I know the nuke plants here in the midwest do. My old roommate got to say hello to the nice gentleman (one of many) with the M-16 at the gate every day.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at March 24, 2016 07:56 AM (SYJKJ)

121 In a sane world, there would be a backlash from the so-called "moderate Muslims."

Evidently they can be found along with yetis, sasquatches, Nessies and elves in the soft toy department at Macy's.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 24, 2016 07:56 AM (p4UlV)

122 Apparently, the American internet is full of "hate speech", which of course is worse than blowing people up and ripping their limbs off with high explosives and nails.
Posted by: Drudge at March 24, 2016 07:51 AM (TxJGV

Up the road is a rather large Muslim population. So far I haven't heard anything about the knock out game, shootings, stabbings, arson fires, taking place. Some backlash

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 07:57 AM (voOPb)

123 >>the northern city of Mosul

I have been to Mosul. It's a complete shithole. The best favor Iraq could do itself would be to shell it into pea-gravel, killing all inside.

Posted by: General Zod at March 24, 2016 07:57 AM (Bdeb0)

124 Finally, Sullivan comes out, "well now you know, the world's champion NY Mets will come out and sing 'You Gotta Have Heart." I get all excited until . . . "we've pre-taped that, so let's move on."

My dad, me and my brother loudly gasped "what?!" I was shattered.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 24, 2016 07:54 AM (p4UlV)

Oh, that was dirty pool. But I do like your characterization of the typical Ed Sullivan show:

"several hours of the usual Topo Gigio, Jose Jimenez and chihuahuas juggling bears juggling plates to the tune of Khatchaturian's "Sabre Dance."

Posted by: Scooby Doo stands against oppression of big dogs at March 24, 2016 07:58 AM (u0lmX)

125
"I'll take General LeMay for 5,000 megatons, Alex."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 24, 2016 07:58 AM (p4UlV)

126 I have been to Mosul. It's a complete shithole. The
best favor Iraq could do itself would be to shell it into pea-gravel,
killing all inside.

Posted by: General Zod at March 24, 2016 07:57 AM


I dunno...some curtain, a few throw pillows....

Posted by: Eyegore at March 24, 2016 07:58 AM (bzd8I)

127 Good points about the muzzies getting deferential treatment over non muzzies.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 24, 2016 07:58 AM (iQIUe)

128 I find it really narcissistic of Muslim spokespeople to cry "Beware the backlash!" 2 seconds after a terror attack.
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It's the ones who warn of backlash a week before the attack that we should really be rounding up.

Posted by: Teh Donald at March 24, 2016 07:58 AM (kXzR8)

129 >>Apparently, the American internet is full of "hate speech", which of
course is worse than blowing people up and ripping their limbs off with
high explosives and nails.

Yeah, the ISIS blogs, tweets and instagram feeds are HORRID. Just a brutal, bloody display of decapitations, crucifixions, burnings, people being thrown off buildings....*shudders*

Maybe CAIR can do something about that?
Right?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 24, 2016 07:59 AM (NOIQH)

130 When Ted Cruz is President I hope he expels the NYT, CBS and all the other Propaganda Press outlets from the White House press pool. Let them get their news from Drudge and Breitbart like everybody else.

Posted by: Drudge at March 24, 2016 07:59 AM (TxJGV)

131 Moderate muslims are the ones who have not tried to kill you. Yet. Otherwise, no difference.

Posted by: Eromero at March 24, 2016 07:59 AM (zLDYs)

132 124 Khatchaturian's "Sabre Dance."
Posted by: Scooby Doo stands against oppression of big dogs at March 24, 2016 07:58 AM (u0lmX)

Dada-dada-dada-dada-da -

WAH-WAH!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 24, 2016 07:59 AM (p4UlV)

133 130 When Ted Cruz is President I hope he expels the NYT, CBS and all the other Propaganda Press outlets from the White House press pool. Let them get their news from Drudge and Breitbart like everybody else.
Posted by: Drudge at March 24, 2016 07:59 AM (TxJGV)


Vic sitting in Helen Thomas' old seat with an empty room behind him. Sounds good to me.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 24, 2016 08:00 AM (p4UlV)

134


the Brussels cell was planning to attack a nuke plant


they had a dozen hours of video of a nuke plant and were planning to take a nuke manager hostage, maps to his house'

they only changed their target when Absalom was arrested


they were going for a nuke plant

Posted by: ThunderB at March 24, 2016 08:00 AM (zOTsN)

135 Down, Scooby sock! Here's a Scooby snack! Oh, no, I don't have any... well, here have an ampersand instead. They're crunchy.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 24, 2016 08:01 AM (u0lmX)

136 My "usual suspects" friends on Facebook have pivoted from "tears for Brussels" to "Cruz is an asshole" before the bodies are even cold.

How dare someone propose we do something about terrorism, rather than just wring our hands and sing Imagine.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 08:01 AM (3YLFS)

137 >>I find it really narcissistic of Muslim spokespeople to cry "Beware the backlash!" 2 seconds after a terror attack.


It's all part of the strategy, it's part of the attack designed to not even let us have 2 seconds to react to the attack or be angry at the attackers.
There is no backlash.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 24, 2016 08:01 AM (NOIQH)

138 >>There is no backlash.

Bug, not feature.

Posted by: General Zod at March 24, 2016 08:02 AM (Bdeb0)

139
Vic sitting in Helen Thomas' old seat with an empty room behind him. Sounds good to me.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 24, 2016 08:00 AM (p4UlV)
-----------------------------------------------------

The "empty" part is key. Plenty of room for his rocker and a case of brown that way.

Posted by: Drudge at March 24, 2016 08:02 AM (TxJGV)

140


they are planning to attack nuke plants and he dances the tango

Posted by: ThunderB at March 24, 2016 08:02 AM (zOTsN)

141 Pork bullets.

Posted by: Pork Bullets at March 24, 2016 08:02 AM (Dttnn)

142 If they were going for a nuke plant then chances are nuke plants all over Europe are a target.

I'm sure I'm safe here in the good ole USA (looks at twin plumes of white smoke from nuke plant in the next town)

Posted by: @votermom at March 24, 2016 08:02 AM (cbfNE)

143 I find it really narcissistic of Muslim spokespeople to cry "Beware the backlash!" 2 seconds after a terror attack.
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It's the ones who warn of backlash a week before the attack that we should really be rounding up.
Posted by: The Donald at March 24, 2016 07:58 AM (kXzR
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Or, as Mark Steyn wrote in 2006, quoting an Australian commenter, "British Muslims Fear Repercussions Over Tomorrow's Train Bombing."

Posted by: bluebell at March 24, 2016 08:02 AM (2WwbN)

144


President Nero

Posted by: ThunderB at March 24, 2016 08:02 AM (zOTsN)

145 Got to work this morning to find FPCON elevated to Charlie. That doesn't give me a warm and fuzzy.

Posted by: Country Singer at March 24, 2016 08:02 AM (uiwCw)

146 136 My "usual suspects" friends on Facebook have pivoted from "tears for Brussels" to "Cruz is an asshole" before the bodies are even cold.

How dare someone propose we do something about terrorism, rather than just wring our hands and sing Imagine.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 08:01 AM (3YLFS)


You could have posted that as a comment, but really, what the hell are you even doing on Facebook? I'm gone from there at least 4 years now.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 24, 2016 08:02 AM (p4UlV)

147 144

President Nero
Posted by: ThunderB at March 24, 2016 08:02 AM (zOTsN)


Wolfe or Susan?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 24, 2016 08:03 AM (p4UlV)

148

France has the most nuke plants in the world IIRC

Posted by: ThunderB at March 24, 2016 08:03 AM (zOTsN)

149 I find it really narcissistic of Muslim spokespeople to cry "Beware the backlash!" 2 seconds after a terror attack.

At least they're implicitly claiming credit.

Posted by: t-bird at March 24, 2016 08:04 AM (eeTCA)

150 130 When Ted Cruz is President I hope he expels the NYT, CBS and all the other Propaganda Press outlets from the White House press pool. Let them get their news from Drudge and Breitbart like everybody else.
Posted by: Drudge at March 24, 2016 07:59 AM (TxJGV)

I'm quite hurt that the News Dump was not mentioned

//

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 08:04 AM (voOPb)

151 >>>>the Brussels cell was planning to attack a nuke plant





they had a dozen hours of video of a nuke plant and were planning to take a nuke manager hostage, maps to his house'



they only changed their target when Absalom was arrested





they were going for a nuke plant
.
.
.I still don't know how they would gain access to any part of a Nuke plant. It's not like they could sneak up with the hostage and make him unlock the back door unless European Nuke plants have completely different security protocols than their US counterparts.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 24, 2016 08:04 AM (iONHu)

152 "they are planning to attack nuke plants and he dances the tango"


He expects Europe can absorb the impact just like the U.S.

Nothing to get wee-wee'd up about.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2016 08:05 AM (k3spk)

153 At some point, this may all explode into a religious war.

Almost a Crusade, if it where.

And some people will have some serious decision making to do.

On the plus side, we have University Students who are so unprepared for the rigors and challenges of the real world that they take to their fainting couches at the first sign of words written in sidewalk chalk.

On he downside, we are facing an enemy who is committed to the core religious belief that we need to die for their beliefs.

Yeh....what could possibly go wrong?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 24, 2016 08:05 AM (ptqRm)

154 Declining revenues at Commie newspapers haven't persuaded them to change their ways. Maybe active professional discrimination is in order.

Posted by: Drudge at March 24, 2016 08:05 AM (TxJGV)

155 Anybody believe that these "students" were in any way actually affected by this Trump-chalking?

This is the higher education totalitarians that are the future leaders of the Western world practicing propaganda and free-speech stifling so that upon graduation they can take their rightful place in the Ministry of Truth. A few more lawyers and activist judges and doubleunplusgoodthink will become the law of the land.


Posted by: Dr. Emilio Lizardo aka Mortimer at March 24, 2016 08:06 AM (PGcw2)

156 58
One Year!

As of yesterday, since being diagnosed with leukemia. Doing good, prognosis is good.

Me: 1
Cancer: 0
Posted by: Sticky Wicket at March 24, 2016 07:36 AM (0IhFx)

Congratulations and fuck cancer!

Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at March 24, 2016 08:06 AM (uz/Pv)

157 I watched Bridget Jones I&II. Never saw them before. Got low ratings on imdb bc of their age 0 2001 and 2003. I is considered better than II but it has less gags and they spent less on the soundtrack which is a big part of the movies. Anyway, I found them amusing. Hugh Grant - what a dog. He knocks up one woman, she has a baby, a year later another woman has his baby. Then woman I has a second baby and woman II has a second baby -- all within 4 years. I guess these women dont care that he is seeing them both at once. He's pretty wealthy from making these fluff films. More power to him. Grab the dough!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 24, 2016 08:06 AM (iQIUe)

158 Oh, here is a funny video from a Sad Puppies supporter.

Please up vote if u can
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Fso4f55hbg

Posted by: @votermom at March 24, 2016 08:07 AM (cbfNE)

159 Sticky!!

*FistBump*

From one cancer survivor to another.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 24, 2016 08:07 AM (ptqRm)

160 I'm quite hurt that the News Dump was not mentioned

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Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 08:04 AM (voOPb)
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I abjectly apologize MH. I assumed Mark Knoller would be working directly for you by that point and I should have mentioned it.

Posted by: Drudge at March 24, 2016 08:07 AM (TxJGV)

161 Willowed on the previous thread was my comment about a story I saw, and I wish I could remember where, with a headline like "Experts Say Unlikely That Clinton Will Be Indicted", which looks to me like TFG's media sycophants preparing the ground for the investigation being quashed.

Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at March 24, 2016 08:07 AM (uz/Pv)

162 France has the most nuke plants in the world IIRC
Posted by: ThunderB at March 24, 2016 08:03 AM (zOTsN)

Actually no, we do. Theirs might supply a larger supply of the % of power, but the USA has the most by far

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 08:07 AM (mw8Dm)

163 When Ted Cruz is President I hope he expels the NYT, CBS and all the other Propaganda Press outlets from the White House press pool.
__________________________

I love that idiot woman expressing her outrageously outraged outrage at Ted's suggestion of monitoring muzzies in the U.S.

It's not like there are any known muzzie enclaves in the U.S. that have been routinely producing terrorists and wannabe terrorists, right? [. . . cough . . . Minnesota Somalis . . . cough]

Besides, what the hell is wrong with monitoring known political subversives? These people subscribe to a political ideology that fundamentally opposes the American form of government and seeks to establish a worldwide caliphate. Hundreds of its members have already been arrested for murdering, or attempting to murder, U.S. citizens in the U.S. Monitoring such people is simply common sense, and in no way violates "who we are as Americans." Or are we somehow required to turn our backs on clear and present threats to our very existence simply because we're Americans? Is the U.S. constitution now officially a suicide pact? Because unless it is, then we have not only a right but a duty to take common-sense measures to protect ourselves, our lives, and our way of life (including our political system).

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 24, 2016 08:08 AM (df5V4)

164
On he downside, we are facing an enemy who is committed to the core religious belief that we need to die for their beliefs.

Yeh....what could possibly go wrong?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 24, 2016 08:05 AM (ptqRm)

* checks....7.62x54r is still .45 per round

Shit

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 24, 2016 08:08 AM (/D5Lf)

165 >>Anybody believe that these "students" were in any way actually affected by this Trump-chalking?

Nope.
No one needs counseling after seeing "Trump2016" otherwise they would not be able to leave their dormroom or even turn on the tv.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 24, 2016 08:08 AM (NOIQH)

166
The USS Cyclops is also still missing, but there are some clues out there


The Waratah is still missing. So's Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Electra.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 24, 2016 08:08 AM (X6fMO)

167 "You could have posted that as a comment, but really, what the hell are you even doing on Facebook? I'm gone from there at least 4 years now."

I own a Facebook group about running. Almost 5000 members now. Mostly my FB life is free of politics, but occasionally it creeps in.

It isn't Ace, but it is satisfying.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 08:09 AM (3YLFS)

168 US - 100 reactors

France - 58

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 24, 2016 08:09 AM (/D5Lf)

169 1. Officially designated as committing genocide.

2. Plots attacks against nuclear facilities.

3. Is not an existential threat.


EVEN SESAME STREET KNOWS THAT ONE OF THESE THINGS IS NOT LIKE THE OTHERS.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 24, 2016 08:10 AM (659DL)

170 Anybody believe that these "students" were in any way actually affected by this Trump-chalking?

=========
Of course not. It's about power and it has worked exceedingly well. Just wait until they target the schools. Will they have the balls to say no to the little monsters they have created?

Shd go to a uni with a bunch of Trump stickers and slap them all over the elevators.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 24, 2016 08:10 AM (iQIUe)

171 During the "shutdown" the other day, I realized I'm a member of three different AoS FB groups.

Posted by: Lincolntf at March 24, 2016 08:10 AM (2cS/G)

172 I abjectly apologize MH. I assumed Mark Knoller would be working directly for you by that point and I should have mentioned it.
Posted by: Drudge at March 24, 2016 08:07 AM (TxJGV

He would be a welcomed addition, would he not?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 08:10 AM (voOPb)

173 145 Got to work this morning to find FPCON elevated to Charlie. That doesn't give me a warm and fuzzy.
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Can you parse that one for us? When was the last time it went to Charlie and for how long?

Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs at March 24, 2016 08:10 AM (kXzR8)

174 US - 100 reactors

France - 58

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 24, 2016 08:09 AM (/D5Lf)

If you count the Navy, it's about double that.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 24, 2016 08:10 AM (659DL)

175 155 Anybody believe that these "students" were in any way actually affected by this Trump-chalking?
---------------------------------------------

Hopefully their parents read the story and threw them into the working world as a taste of reality. Give their spots to some better kids. Fucking losers don't deserve the opportunities they are given.

Of course the sad truth is they are this way because that's how their ridiculous parents raised them. How in the lords name this sort of upbringing will in any way prepare these idiots to function in life is beyond me.

Posted by: Drudge at March 24, 2016 08:11 AM (TxJGV)

176 Yous guyz are da best

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 08:11 AM (voOPb)

177 Actually no, we do. Theirs might supply a larger supply of the % of power, but the USA has the most by far

Posted by: Nevergiveup a


you are right

a ton in SC and IL

Posted by: ThunderB at March 24, 2016 08:11 AM (zOTsN)

178 168 US - 100 reactors

France - 58
Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 24, 2016 08:09 AM (/D5Lf)

The only problem is that all of ours were all built over 40 years ago. Most over 50. But that's a completely different conversation....

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at March 24, 2016 08:11 AM (SYJKJ)

179 I own a Facebook group about running. Almost 5000 members now. Mostly my FB life is free of politics, but occasionally it creeps in.

It isn't Ace, but it is satisfying.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 08:09 AM (3YLFS)

--

I'm terrible about remembering nics so I can't remember his, but is Paul Duffau on your group then?
He's written a couple of neat books involving runners and has a blog about running.

Posted by: @votermom at March 24, 2016 08:11 AM (cbfNE)

180 171 During the "shutdown" the other day, I realized I'm a member of three different AoS FB groups.

Posted by: Lincolntf at March 24, 2016 08:10 AM (2cS/G)

3? I'm only in 2.

Secretive bastids!

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 24, 2016 08:11 AM (/D5Lf)

181 .I still don't know how they would gain access to any part of a Nuke plant.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 24, 2016 08:04 AM (iONHu)


I don't know what they would do once in a nuke plant.

Are they going to blow up the primary, secondary and back-up coolant lines? Do they think there is a storage cabinet with "Plutonium" stenciled on the front?

Practically all nuke plants are pretty robust and technically complex for teenage Muslims to figure out.

Posted by: jwest at March 24, 2016 08:12 AM (Zs4uk)

182 "The USS Cyclops is also still missing, but there are some clues out there"

Heh....

Posted by: Obama's College Transcripts at March 24, 2016 08:12 AM (ptqRm)

183 The only problem is that all of ours were all built over 40 years ago. Most over 50. But that's a completely different conversation....
Posted by: DoublySymmetric at March 24, 2016 08:11 AM (SYJKJ)

Not all, but many yes. We have 5 new ones under construction now

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 08:12 AM (mw8Dm)

184 Can you parse that one for us? When was the last time it went to Charlie and for how long?

Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs at March 24, 2016 08:10 AM (kXzR



I don't remember the last Charlie. We've been at Bravo since last May.

Posted by: Country Singer at March 24, 2016 08:13 AM (uiwCw)

185 If you count the Navy, it's about double that.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 24, 2016 08:10 AM (659DL)

Counting AtC's power source it's triple

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 24, 2016 08:13 AM (/D5Lf)

186 181 .I still don't know how they would gain access to any part of a Nuke plant.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 24, 2016 08:04 AM (iONHu)


I don't know what they would do once in a nuke plant.

Are they going to blow up the primary, secondary and back-up coolant lines? Do they think there is a storage cabinet with "Plutonium" stenciled on the front?

Practically all nuke plants are pretty robust and technically complex for teenage Muslims to figure out.
Posted by: jwest at March 24, 2016 08:12 AM (Zs4uk)

Completely agree.

However, they are thinking big and dreaming mightily....

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at March 24, 2016 08:13 AM (SYJKJ)

187 Anybody believe that these "students" were in any way actually affected by this Trump-chalking?

If you could have given them a brain scan when they saw the chalk, you could have seen the "hey, we can get on teevee AND get out of homework" centers of their brains light up like a neon sign trade show.

Posted by: HR traegt keine Hose at March 24, 2016 08:14 AM (d1RNN)

188 Of course the sad truth is they are this way because that's how their ridiculous parents raised them. How in the lords name this sort of upbringing will in any way prepare these idiots to function in life is beyond me.
Posted by: Drudge at March 24, 2016 08:11 AM (TxJGV

They were raised not to be offended. Their parents sheltered them from every imaginable hurt. I suspect as an individual they aren't too bad. But they have this damn herd mentality and a really squeaky wheel gets the grease. It doesn't help that the "adults" that they deal with are the very ones who created the special snowflakes.

I have 3 kids in that 22-30 range and have heard all about it. Fortunately their Mother and I didn't give them that snowflake training

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 08:14 AM (voOPb)

189 %-share of
domestic generation

France - 76.9 percent
US - 19.5 percent

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 24, 2016 08:14 AM (/D5Lf)

190 Just doing general destruction, without triggering a meltdown, would cause a lot of fear and panic I think.

Posted by: @votermom at March 24, 2016 08:14 AM (cbfNE)

191 183
Not all, but many yes. We have 5 new ones under construction now
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 08:12 AM (mw8Dm)

I had not heard that. I thought all the permitting for new plants was tied up in the 10 year NRC process.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at March 24, 2016 08:14 AM (SYJKJ)

192 I'm in Aos HQ, AoS HQ Part II and AoS Moron Lifestyle Group. I have no idea who/what caused the long ago fracturing, but I believe there have been a kerfuffle or two, thus the Judean People's Front feel.

Posted by: Lincolntf at March 24, 2016 08:14 AM (2cS/G)

193 Axl Rose reportedly to replace Brian Johnson on AC/DC tour.Whut!?

Posted by: steevy at March 24, 2016 08:14 AM (B48dK)

194 Do they think there is a storage cabinet with "Plutonium" stenciled on the front?

Yellow trunk. Curse that double-crossing Doc Brown!

Posted by: The Libyans! Run for it, Marty! at March 24, 2016 08:15 AM (d1RNN)

195 I think just the psychological impact of the successful infiltration of a nuke plant, regardless of the damage, or lack of damage would be huge.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 24, 2016 08:15 AM (ptqRm)

196 168
US - 100 reactors



France - 58

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 24, 2016 08:09 AM (/D5Lf)

IIANM we used to have 110. But as aged ones have been shutdown and decommissioned no new ones have come on line.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 24, 2016 08:16 AM (vvmPQ)

197 I had not heard that. I thought all the permitting for new plants was tied up in the 10 year NRC process.
Posted by: DoublySymmetric at March 24, 2016 08:14 AM (SYJKJ)


The list I saw said 5 under construction...but that could mean in the permit stage for all I know?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 08:16 AM (mw8Dm)

198 Big barbecues would provide perfect cover for planning the Muzzie backlash.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 24, 2016 08:16 AM (Dttnn)

199 Geeze, I have a fakebook account and I'm not in any AoS group.
Sadz.

Posted by: @votermom at March 24, 2016 08:16 AM (cbfNE)

200 The United States 9/11 Commission has said that nuclear power plants were potential targets originally considered for the September 11, 2001 attacks. If terrorist groups could sufficiently damage safety systems to cause a core meltdown at a nuclear power plant, and/or sufficiently damage spent fuel pools, such an attack could lead to widespread radioactive contamination. The research scientist Harold Feiveson has written that nuclear facilities should be made extremely safe from attacks that could release massive quantities of radioactivity into the community. New reactor designs have features of passive nuclear safety, which may help. In the United States, the NRC carries out "Force on Force" (FOF) exercises at all Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) sites at least once every three years.[29]

Posted by: ThunderB at March 24, 2016 08:17 AM (zOTsN)

201 100 power plants,I would think they all have multiple reactors.

Posted by: steevy at March 24, 2016 08:17 AM (B48dK)

202 Axl Rose reportedly to replace Brian Johnson on AC/DC tour.Whut!?

Looks like BJ is ailing.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 24, 2016 08:17 AM (659DL)

203 >>>>I don't know what they would do once in a nuke plant.



Are they going to blow up the primary, secondary and back-up coolant
lines? Do they think there is a storage cabinet with "Plutonium"
stenciled on the front?



Practically all nuke plants are pretty robust and technically complex for teenage Muslims to figure out.
.
.
.
.The worst they can do is destroy the Primary Control Room which would automatically Scram the Reactor doing absolutely nothing, and I seriously doubt they would get that far unless they stormed the place with 50+ well armed knowledgeable guys. Nuke plants are very hard targets to take out and that is on purpose. I used to be security at one and I couldn't tell you how to make the whole place go boom. You ain't getting to the core and blowing that up.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 24, 2016 08:17 AM (iONHu)

204 So what happens if large groups of people begin to riot in for example Dearborn.

While carrying rainbow banners and #BlackLivesMatter flags?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 24, 2016 08:18 AM (ptqRm)

205 193 Axl Rose reportedly to replace Brian Johnson on AC/DC tour.Whut!?
Posted by: steevy at March 24, 2016 08:14 AM (B48dK

So now Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap will also include starting 2.5 hours late for the concert?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 08:18 AM (voOPb)

206 202 Yeah but Axl has trouble showing up for G'n'R shows,and now he is going to tour with another band?

Posted by: steevy at March 24, 2016 08:18 AM (B48dK)

207 178 The only problem is that all of ours were all built
over 40 years ago. Most over 50. But that's a completely different
conversation....

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at March 24, 2016 08:11 AM (SYJKJ)

I would not say over 50, and most are not over 40. They are only licensed for 40 and the license extension process is brutal and expensive. I would say most were built in the 80s.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 24, 2016 08:18 AM (vvmPQ)

208 The big thing now for terrorist supporters is to claim that they are being targeted for thought crimes. The families whine that their relative dindoonuffin. They dont consider translating manuals on how to blow up people or filming and casing targets actions.

Here is a doc on the most annoying terrorist family:

https://goo.gl/x1QMgX

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 24, 2016 08:19 AM (iQIUe)

209 >>Anybody believe that these "students" were in any way actually affected by this Trump-chalking?


If you look at their complaint you see what the really wanted: They claimed that by not immediately denouncing the chalked words that Emory agreed with them. The whole silence = agreement argument that insist a comment must be made. Remember when Holder told DoJ employees that it wasn't enough to not comment on a gay colleagues sexual preference, they must affirmative support them; silence on it = bias against gays?

If Emory gives in to this argument they are beyond stupid.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 24, 2016 08:20 AM (NOIQH)

210 If only there were a way to convince Europe's Romas to target Muzzies...

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 24, 2016 08:20 AM (Dttnn)

211 They really want to hurt America, they should go after our refineries and chemical plants to start

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 08:20 AM (mw8Dm)

212 Should not they have found the Americans in Belgium by now? Or am I assuming too much given our treasonous leaders?

Posted by: Baldy at March 24, 2016 08:20 AM (1SCTq)

213 207
I would not say over 50, and most are not over 40. They are only licensed for 40 and the license extension process is brutal and expensive. I would say most were built in the 80s.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 24, 2016 08:18 AM (vvmPQ)

I confused permitting with construction.

My apologies

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at March 24, 2016 08:21 AM (SYJKJ)

214 They really want to hurt America, they should go after our refineries and chemical plants to start

Industrial electric transformers.

We would be galactically screwed.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 24, 2016 08:22 AM (659DL)

215 They really want to hurt America, they should go after our refineries and chemical plants to start

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 08:20 AM (mw8Dm)

muslim "tourists" get caught filming the refineries and storage faciltities in the Port of Houston all the time

Posted by: ThunderB at March 24, 2016 08:22 AM (zOTsN)

216 "They claimed that by not immediately denouncing the chalked words that Emory agreed with them"

Remember the old saw that it wouldn't be good enough to just say you supported gay rights?

At some point, you had to be willing to suck a d*ck to prove you were committed to the cause.


Yeh Emory......might want to wipe your chin.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 24, 2016 08:22 AM (ptqRm)

217 Muslim college students caught casing the Quabbin Reservoir in MA.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 24, 2016 08:24 AM (NOIQH)

218 Practically all nuke plants are pretty robust and technically complex for teenage Muslims to figure out."

Not the point at all - as others have correctly posted here for years, the idea is to strike terror, and just the lightest damage to a plant is enough to send the Media into a tizzy.
Just like a "dirty bomb" scenario - little actual damage, lots of reports...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 24, 2016 08:24 AM (C9pBZ)

219 Should not they have found the Americans in Belgium by now? Or am I assuming too much given our treasonous leaders?

Posted by: Baldy at March 24, 2016 08:20 AM (1SCTq)


there are about 60 people in intensive care, an additional nearly 200 wounded

and if you were near the terrorist, you arent looking for bodies

you are looking for parts

Posted by: ThunderB at March 24, 2016 08:24 AM (zOTsN)

220 The ScoggKids get "nobody gives a damn about your opinion" quite a bit.

I can not stand this Special Snowflake bullshit.

Posted by: ScoggDog - Boorish Child at March 24, 2016 08:24 AM (zfvHs)

221 197 The list I saw said 5 under construction...but that could mean in the permit stage for all I know?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 08:16 AM (mw8Dm)

I think GA Power has two under actual construction that was started after congress made it a little more difficult to the anti-Nuke Nazis to halt construction and delay delay delay with series oriented BS suits. I have no knowledge of any other ones under construction.

My old company filed an initial "intent letter" several years ago but I have heard no info on where that is at now.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 24, 2016 08:24 AM (vvmPQ)

222 Trump should make my proposal of building 500 identical reactors on federal land throughout the country and feeding free electrical power into the grid his centerpiece of the campaign.

When large advances are made in the quantity of cheap energy available, the quality of life increases.

Posted by: jwest at March 24, 2016 08:25 AM (Zs4uk)

223 No bacon for Kent, WA schools

Has the phrase "Integration of Mosque and State" been coined yet?

Posted by: V the K at March 24, 2016 08:26 AM (+2Kz2)

224 This is...perfect.

http://cdn.pjmedia.com/instapundit/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Obama-dances-3-24-16.jpg

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 24, 2016 08:26 AM (659DL)

225 If you have friends upset by the Brussels attack backlash, ask them if they were just as concerned w/the backlash against gays after the SCOTUS ruling on same-sex marriage. Religious extremists attacked gays after that and were not shy about it:

http://patriotsandpolitics.com/isis-celebrates-lovewins-with-grisly-display/

Now *that's* backlash.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 24, 2016 08:27 AM (NOIQH)

226 >>Not the point at all - as others have correctly posted here for years, the idea is to strike terror, and just the lightest damage to a plant is enough to send the Media into a tizzy.

Years ago I bought a home across Plymouth Bay from the Pilgrim Nuclear plant in Plymouth, MA. I didn't realize it but my town periodically set off their warning sirens as part of a nuclear fallout plan.

They set them off during the week I moved in and I had no idea that it was just a test. Boy howdy did that create a little tizzy in my pants.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 24, 2016 08:28 AM (/tuJf)

227 211 They really want to hurt America, they should go after our refineries and chemical plants to start
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 08:20 AM (mw8Dm

And certain golf courses IYKWIM

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 08:28 AM (voOPb)

228 muslim "tourists" get caught filming the refineries and storage faciltities in the Port of Houston all the time"

Exactly so, and the distributed nature of said facilities makes a key strike unlikely, as well as the somewhat remote (from the rest of the country) location.

Ask yourself this: which would most impact your local real estate values - potential buyers knowing there was a spill/fire 10 miles away or a nuclear "accident" 10 miles off...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 24, 2016 08:28 AM (C9pBZ)

229 that ISIS is sleeping safe in their ramshackle barracks this morning is a disgusting summary of what we've become. And by we, I mean our Western governments.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 24, 2016 08:28 AM (3jmxp)

230 They're calling it The Chalkening on Twitter
Too funny

Trump should hand out chalk at the Next rally

Posted by: @votermom at March 24, 2016 08:28 AM (cbfNE)

231 I'd send my kid to school with some kind of pork every day for lunch.

Posted by: steevy at March 24, 2016 08:28 AM (B48dK)

232 If only there were a way to convince Europe's Romas to target Muzzies...
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 24, 2016 08:20 AM (Dttnn)


Tell the Roma Angela Merkel is going to take away their free bennies and give them to the ROP members.

(I denounce myself multiple times for egregious thought crimes)

Posted by: Kindltot at March 24, 2016 08:29 AM (XQHkt)

233 he big thing now for terrorist supporters is to claim that they are being targeted for thought crimes.

And thought crimes are taken very seriously.
https://twitter.com/JohnRiversToo/status/712993027376222209

Can't find the original article, BIIRC, the white guy who got arrested for "inciting racial hatred" originally approached a white woman in a Hefty bag.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at March 24, 2016 08:29 AM (d1RNN)

234
Posted by: ThunderB at March 24, 2016 08:24 AM (zOTsN)- Good points. I just think our Embassy over there could do something, but I still am not used to a do-nothing POTUS.

Posted by: Baldy at March 24, 2016 08:30 AM (1SCTq)

235 Oh come on you pussies


National Public Radio is giving its reporters assigned to covering Donald Trump's presidential campaign the same training they receive before being sent into war zones.

The training that NPR's political reporters received is typically reserved for persons preparing to respond to 'riots, mortar attacks, kidnappings or firefights,' the Washington Post reported.


Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 24, 2016 08:31 AM (/D5Lf)

236 Btw thanks for the dump MisHum. Very fibery.

Posted by: @votermom at March 24, 2016 08:31 AM (cbfNE)

237 214 They really want to hurt America, they should go after our refineries and chemical plants to start

Industrial electric transformers.

We would be galactically screwed.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 24, 2016 08:22 AM (659DL)
***
Yeppers.

My employer uses about 5% of the total output of our municipal provider, and our 'power farm' is protected by a chain-link fence and not much else.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 24, 2016 08:32 AM (lutOX)

238 SWAT teams responding to a trailer in Magnolia TX in relation to the murder of the 14 year old and her father last week. Three young children taken out of the home, vehicles being searched

Posted by: ThunderB at March 24, 2016 08:32 AM (zOTsN)

239
Practically all nuke plants are pretty robust and technically complex for teenage Muslims to figure out.

Posted by: jwest at March 24, 2016 08:12 AM (Zs4uk)







A flush toilet is too technically complex for the average mohammedan to figure out.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 24, 2016 08:32 AM (/wVDI)

240 "but is Paul Duffau on your group then?"

Not to my knowledge, but I have a lot of lurkers. Mostly folks are new runners, I only have a handful of elites.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 08:32 AM (3YLFS)

241 A flush toilet is too technically complex for the average mohammedan to figure out.

They build some pretty good bombs, guys.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 24, 2016 08:34 AM (659DL)

242 At some point, you had to be willing to suck a d*ck to prove you were committed to the cause.

Yeh Emory......might want to wipe your chin.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 24, 2016 08:22 AM (ptqRm)

****

Those students are known as the Emerhoids around here.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 24, 2016 08:34 AM (/ZRJR)

243 In 2001, before 9/11, there was a interstate fake haz mat license ring... It was many Iraqis here paying state people to get haz mat licenses. Then there was a woman in TN who was going to testify in the case, but she was murdered days before the trial. There are so many bad actors running around, I expect a very major attack in 2017 (given we had major attacks in 1993 1996 1998 2000 2001 etc).

Posted by: Baldy at March 24, 2016 08:34 AM (1SCTq)

244 235 Good Lord.I want him to win just to see all their heads explode.

Posted by: steevy at March 24, 2016 08:34 AM (B48dK)

245 BTW, honorary moron Mark Knoller's twitter feed is teh awesome today (discussing TFG's tango). He has a great picture of Michelle arm-wrestling with the President's tango dance partner afterwards.

Posted by: Drudge at March 24, 2016 08:34 AM (TxJGV)

246 The training that NPR's political reporters received is typically reserved for persons preparing to respond to 'riots, mortar attacks, kidnappings or firefights,' the Washington Post reported.


Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 24, 2016 08:31 AM (/D5Lf)

So NPR and that NDU professor are basically one in the same. WTF.

Posted by: Mainah at March 24, 2016 08:35 AM (659DL)

247 Jihadi types aren't interested in tactical strikes on infrastructure, they want the publicity of body counts.

They're terrorists, not annoyance-ists.

Posted by: Kasich I, Son of Mailman at March 24, 2016 08:35 AM (g6yUI)

248 ac/dc should have hired fonzie to jump the shark. who thought that was a good idea? the brother in the home must be making the decisions now. damn, way to to go dumbasses.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 24, 2016 08:36 AM (ucDmr)

249 Never heard of Harold A. Feiveson so tried finding out about him. This is the best I could find.


Harold A. Feiveson is Senior Research Policy Scientist in the Program on
Global Security at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and
International Affairs at Princeton University.



Princeton, ultra liberal University. And anything with Woodrow Wilson in its name can not be good.


A long used strategy of the largely Democrat anti-Nuke Nazis is to massively increase the cost to build and operate Nuclear Power Plants in order to shut them all down. His recommendation is just another tool along that route.


As for more radical increases in security at Nuclear power plants they are not needed. The muzzies are not likely to attack a US nuke because they ARE hardened targets already. And the anti-Nuke lost a court case many years ago when they wanted to shut down Turkey Point in Southern Florida because of the potential for attack by Cuban aircraft.


At some point the military has to take over from civilian security or we will start having anti-aircraft batteries etc being operated in civilian areas by civilians.


I can't discuss why US power plants are hardened targets because that information is classified.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 24, 2016 08:36 AM (vvmPQ)

250 National Public Radio is giving its reporters assigned to covering Donald Trump's presidential campaign the same training they receive before being sent into war zones.

--

As for 'training' related to their reporting during the Baltimore riots...???

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at March 24, 2016 08:36 AM (pVkEV)

251 Infidel say Muslims never invent anything. Not true! Muslims invent wiping with hand. And fucking the goat.

Posted by: Die Kuffir Scum! at March 24, 2016 08:37 AM (Dttnn)

252 236 Btw thanks for the dump MisHum. Very fibery.
Posted by: @votermom at March 24, 2016 08:31 AM (cbfNE)

You're welcome.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 08:37 AM (voOPb)

253 The training that NPR's political reporters received is typically reserved for persons preparing to respond to 'riots, mortar attacks, kidnappings or firefights,' the Washington Post reported.


Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 24, 2016 08:31 AM (/D5Lf)

Well, if they're recent grads of Emory, the snowflakes are upset by chalk on sidewalks, so hearing non-PC talk is just like going into a war zone.

Imagine these little flowers covering, you know, an actual war zone.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 24, 2016 08:37 AM (u0lmX)

254 "A flush toilet is too technically complex for the average mohammedan to figure out."

While I understand the sentiment behind this utterance, there are people who genuinely believe that they are protected from an Islamic attack by the ignorance and lack of sophistication of terrorists.

These people are not your average illiterate Muslim from some third world without running water.

Many of them are University educated.
Some of them have spent their entire formative years surrounded by the same technological advancements which your children have come to expect.

And for a JV Team, these fuckers are punching up in a huge way.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 24, 2016 08:37 AM (ptqRm)

255 The training that NPR's political reporters received
is typically reserved for persons preparing to respond to 'riots,
mortar attacks, kidnappings or firefights,' the Washington Post
reported.

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 24, 2016 08:31 AM (/D5Lf)


NPR? Is it a seminar on the correct way to curl up in a ball, chanting "our diversity is our armor - save us Terry Gross" interspersed with exhortations that "They only murder bystanders because the bystanders are more privileged: take the aggressors side, they are good Socialists"?

By the way, here is a review of a book, Breaking Stalin's Nose, about growing up in the Soviet Union.
https://mises.org/library/stalinism-through-child%E2%80%99s-eyes

Posted by: Kindltot at March 24, 2016 08:38 AM (XQHkt)

256 At some point the military has to take over from civilian security or we will start having anti-aircraft batteries etc being operated in civilian areas by civilians.

I have advocated for years that Naval Reactors should have authority over the civilian sector.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 24, 2016 08:38 AM (659DL)

257 Imagine these little flowers covering, you know, an actual war zone. "

Oh, that's easy - edit a vid, throw down some tweets, and presto!

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 24, 2016 08:39 AM (C9pBZ)

258 The tango....

Guys, even if - or because - i barely know a step, i'd not turn down any of those ladies....

Toned and sleek and hot as hell, the lot of them.

And TFG declined an invite?

That's no man, baby....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 24, 2016 08:39 AM (lutOX)

259 These people are not your average illiterate Muslim from some third world without running water."

What? You mean the "they hate us 'cause they're poor and stuff" is all bullshite?

Heh.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 24, 2016 08:40 AM (C9pBZ)

260

the bomb maker that blew himself up in Brussels was apparently pretty good, pretty proficient. Ots great he is dead but its stupid to think he is the only one

most of his bombs only had one pound of explosive in them

they found roughly 30 pounds of explosive material in his safe house


he was evil but not stupid and certainly proficient

there are more of him

Posted by: ThunderB at March 24, 2016 08:41 AM (zOTsN)

261 178 168 US - 100 reactors

France - 58
Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 24, 2016 08:09 AM (/D5Lf)

The only problem is that all of ours were all built over 40 years ago. Most over 50. But that's a completely different conversation....

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at March 24, 2016 08:11 AM (SYJKJ)


Also France is about the size of Texas.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 24, 2016 08:41 AM (u0lmX)

262 Looking at Flint, I'd guess that contaminating the water supply could get a big body count.
But no boom.
So probably not jihadist target.

Posted by: @votermom at March 24, 2016 08:42 AM (cbfNE)

263 201
100 power plants,I would think they all have multiple reactors.

Posted by: steevy at March 24, 2016 08:17 AM (B48dK)

The totals do include the multiple sites at a single location.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 24, 2016 08:42 AM (vvmPQ)

264 some of these guys have engineering degrees

Posted by: ThunderB at March 24, 2016 08:42 AM (zOTsN)

265 263 Ah,thanks Vic.

Posted by: steevy at March 24, 2016 08:43 AM (B48dK)

266 Also France is smaller than Texas."

There, FIFY.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 24, 2016 08:43 AM (C9pBZ)

267 262 Looking at Flint, I'd guess that contaminating the water supply could get a big body count.
But no boom.
So probably not jihadist target.
Posted by: @votermom at March 24, 2016 08:42 AM (cbfNE)

Though if they decide to move from terrorizing to making plans to move in, that would definitely be the way to go.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at March 24, 2016 08:43 AM (SYJKJ)

268 There are 800k refugees in LIbya waiting to come to the EU.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 24, 2016 08:43 AM (iQIUe)

269 Congrats Sticky Wicket!

and good moaning folks..

Posted by: IP at March 24, 2016 08:43 AM (aQQbl)

270 Infidel say Muslims never invent anything. Not true!

Muslims invent wiping with hand.

And fucking the goat.

Posted by: Die Kuffir Scum!



Thief! Cro-Magnon man invented both!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 24, 2016 08:44 AM (cHQtB)

271 You can set your watch by this stuff...the English prof from North Dakota who called 911 on the ROTC?

One of her "specialties:" Body issues (the corpse, deformity, bondage/discipline)

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 24, 2016 08:44 AM (659DL)

272 Tango Foxtrot Golf is everything an alpha
male wants to be. Never has Buenos Aires been stricken with so many
moist panties at one time then when Barry was shuffling his bad old bone
on the dance floor.
Posted by: Fritz at March 24, 2016 07:37 AM (UzPAd)


Of course they love him. He makes Nestor Kirchner look buff and manly.

For all that he's dead.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 24, 2016 08:44 AM (XQHkt)

273 "Also France is smaller than Texas."

But to be fair, many things are smaller then Texas.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 24, 2016 08:44 AM (ptqRm)

274 >>So probably not jihadist target.

To paraphrase Hans Gruber (Die Hard): "Ladies and gentlemen - I give you the E.P.A.!"

They also did a number in CO with the Gold King mine/Animus river contamination.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 24, 2016 08:44 AM (NOIQH)

275 #DontLetThemOut indeed. You don't release enemy combatants until the war is over. The war will never be over, in this case. So execute them.

Posted by: angela urkel at March 24, 2016 08:45 AM (TCb1y)

276

this bomb maker studied "electromechanical engineering" and then got some practical training in Syria

Posted by: ThunderB at March 24, 2016 08:45 AM (zOTsN)

277 Imagine these little flowers covering, you know, an actual war zone.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the
present time) at March 24, 2016 08:37 AM (u0lmX)


Saigon... shit; I'm still only in Saigon... Every time I think I'm gonna wake up back in the jungle.

When I was home after my first tour, it was worse.

I'd wake up and there'd be nothing. I hardly said a word to my wife, until I said 'yes' to a divorce. When I was here, I wanted to be there; when I was there, all I could think of was getting back into the jungle. I'm here a week now... waiting for a mission... getting softer. Every minute I stay in this room, I get weaker, and every minute Charlie squats in the bush, he gets stronger. Each time I looked around the walls moved in a little tighter.


True story

Posted by: Totse Embedded NPR Reporter at March 24, 2016 08:46 AM (/D5Lf)

278 there are more of him
Posted by: ThunderB at March 24, 2016 08:41 AM (zOTsN

There was also a lot of him too

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 08:46 AM (voOPb)

279 Re pig poo. I recall Tina Turner saying "pigshit" in Mad Max, with reference to electrical power. And we are almost at the point of dystopia.

Posted by: angela urkel at March 24, 2016 08:46 AM (TCb1y)

280 256 I have advocated for years that Naval Reactors should have authority over the civilian sector.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 24, 2016 08:38 AM (659DL)

I have worked at and operated both. I would not advocate that.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 24, 2016 08:47 AM (vvmPQ)

281 the bomb maker that blew himself up in Brussels

he was evil but not stupid and certainly proficient




Blowing oneself up tends to preclude the"smart" moniker.
Regardless of intention.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 24, 2016 08:47 AM (cHQtB)

282 As someone said yesterday....

You win by making them no longer want to fight you.

Or

No longer able to fight you.





And if you look at those facts closely, between us and Islam, only one of us is actually willing to fight.

And it ain't us.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 24, 2016 08:47 AM (ptqRm)

283 Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at March 24, 2016 08:32 AM (lutOX)

There is a substation a few miles from my house that serves part of the largest concentration of retail in the country.

Sometimes the gate is closed!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 24, 2016 08:48 AM (Zu3d9)

284 Texas is about 22% larger than France (268K sq miles versus 210K). It's richer, mostly speaks English and has better shopping. All Texas lacks, when compared to France, is decent wine making and medieval history.

Posted by: Texas has better looking women too at March 24, 2016 08:48 AM (TxJGV)

285 But to be fair, many things are smaller then Texas."

True. Best was friend's family from the UK over for a visit and wondering about driving "round" Texas and seeing a few other states.

Pointed out that driving across Texas would be like driving from Normandy to the other side of Eastern Europe...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 24, 2016 08:48 AM (C9pBZ)

286 Video of TFG tangible intercut with scenes from Brussels.

TriggerChalk warning: the name TRUMP appears at the end of the video.

https://twitter.com/WDFx2EU/status/712852883088273408

Posted by: @votermom at March 24, 2016 08:49 AM (cbfNE)

287 I agree that these terrorists are not relatively bright but they don't have to be. Our own procedures and political correctness allows them to pull off these attacks. Their ignorance is the only thing that has allowed us to prevent dozens of other attacks.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 24, 2016 08:49 AM (3jmxp)

288 Sticky Wicket, that's terrific! Keep kicking it's ass!

Posted by: stace at March 24, 2016 08:49 AM (ozZau)

289 "Also France is smaller than Texas."

But to be fair, many things are smaller then Texas.



Manhattan is smaller than D/FW Airport.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 24, 2016 08:49 AM (cHQtB)

290 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 24, 2016 08:47 AM (ptqRm)

This is part of the larger issue of the breakdown of the martial spirit in the West.

I tweeted to some idiot a few days ago who was complaining that "violence begets violence."

I pointed out that if done correctly, violence ends violence.

It's called "winning."

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 24, 2016 08:50 AM (Zu3d9)

291 273 But to be fair, many things are smaller then Texas.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 24, 2016 08:44 AM (ptqRm)
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This again!

Posted by: Donald Trump's fingers at March 24, 2016 08:50 AM (TxJGV)

292 Well isn't that special. 7 Iranians with ties to the Iranian government have been indicted for hacking into the controls of a dam in NYC.

By all means, lets give them access to a nuke.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 24, 2016 08:50 AM (/tuJf)

293 Their ignorance is the only thing that has allowed us to prevent dozens of other attacks.
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 24, 2016 08:49 AM (3jmxp)


Ain't that the truth

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 08:51 AM (mw8Dm)

294 I can't discuss why US power plants are hardened targets because that information is classified.
----------
Aliens, obviously.

Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs at March 24, 2016 08:51 AM (kXzR8)

295
I was talking about the average muzzie, not the cream of the crop. Yeah, it's hyperbole. But let's face it, a terrorist bomb isn't exactly a technological marvel. And I'll wager that the designs are largely copied from Western terrorist/military designs, rather than being wholly muzzie designed from the ground up.

Or to put it another way, mohammedans make up about a quarter of the world's population, but can anyone point to a technological or scientific breakthrough by mohammedans? I can't think of a one, but I'm willing to be proven wrong on that.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 24, 2016 08:52 AM (/wVDI)

296 All Texas lacks, when compared to France, is decent wine making and medieval history."

Wine? It's called "Shiner Bock", and there's a Renaissance Fair (Yeah. Who knew? Went and it was about a 9.9 on my weird stuff o meter) NW of Houston.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 24, 2016 08:52 AM (C9pBZ)

297 I remember when I was able to get my Passport stamped in Liechtenstein.

Talk about doing an entire country in a day trip!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 24, 2016 08:52 AM (ptqRm)

298 I tweeted to some idiot a few days ago who was complaining that "violence begets violence."

I pointed out that if done correctly, violence ends violence.

It's called "winning."



Don't start none, won't be none.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 24, 2016 08:52 AM (cHQtB)

299 And Texas has better musicians, detective story writers and cat aficionados than France. Better boots too.

Posted by: Kinky Friedman at March 24, 2016 08:52 AM (TxJGV)

300 I can't discuss why US power plants are hardened targets because that information is classified.
----------
Aliens, obviously.
Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs at March 24, 2016 08:51 AM (kXzR


Pfffffft. Chemtrails, you lemmings.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 24, 2016 08:53 AM (659DL)

301 Or to put it another way, mohammedans make up about a quarter of the world's population, but can anyone point to a technological or scientific breakthrough by mohammedans? I can't think of a one, but I'm willing to be proven wrong on that.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 24, 2016 08:52 AM (/wVDI

Birth control, the rhythm method with goats?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 08:53 AM (voOPb)

302 Per Ohio law, if Kasich drops out, all 66 delegates go to 2nd place and that would be Trump. Even then Cruz still loses.

Posted by: rerun at March 24, 2016 08:53 AM (SOVQ8)

303 Trailer of D'Souza' s Hillary's America
https://youtu.be/r7e6gLht6OQ

Posted by: @votermom at March 24, 2016 08:53 AM (cbfNE)

304 296 All Texas lacks, when compared to France, is decent wine making and medieval history."

Wine? It's called "Shiner Bock", and there's a Renaissance Fair (Yeah. Who knew? Went and it was about a 9.9 on my weird stuff o meter) NW of Houston.



There's Grapevine, Texas.
Messina Hof winery in Bryan/College Station.
Wineries all over the Hill Country.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 24, 2016 08:54 AM (cHQtB)

305 " but can anyone point to a technological or scientific breakthrough by mohammedans?"

Flying Prayer Rugs?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 24, 2016 08:54 AM (ptqRm)

306 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 24, 2016 08:37 AM

It is the apex of stupidity and narcissism to think the leadership of the JV is stupid or foolish. A lot of heir adherents; yes.

Those people are dangerous, ruthless and capable.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 24, 2016 08:55 AM (i0ykY)

307 Or to put it another way, mohammedans make up about a quarter of the world's population, but can anyone point to a technological or scientific breakthrough by mohammedans? I can't think of a one, but I'm willing to be proven wrong on that.

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Flight lessons for homosexuals?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 24, 2016 08:55 AM (kTF2Z)

308 Texas has better-looking women too @ 284
No wine making? I think not. goggle Kiepersol Estates, Bullard Texas, my friend.

Posted by: Eromero at March 24, 2016 08:55 AM (zLDYs)

309 280 256 I have advocated for years that Naval Reactors should have authority over the civilian sector.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 24, 2016 08:38 AM (659DL)

I have worked at and operated both. I would not advocate that.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 24, 2016 08:47 AM (vvmPQ)

Can you elaborate on any of that?

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at March 24, 2016 08:55 AM (SYJKJ)

310 Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 08:20 AM (mw8Dm)

The ammonia nitrate plant John was accountant for had a gate guard and wire fencing, that was it. Hopefully that has been improved in the last 5 years, but security costs money and profits were already down.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at March 24, 2016 08:55 AM (GDulk)

311 Wineries all over the Hill Country."

Yeah, didn't want to tell 'em that there's more native species of vine here than in Cali, nor that winemaking here dates back longer than pretty much everywhere else in the USA...

Don't want to rub it in, y'know.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 24, 2016 08:55 AM (C9pBZ)

312 Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 24, 2016 08:52 AM (C9pBZ)

We have a few wineries in Texas and the King of the Hill episode on the Renaissance Fair is one of few great Peggy episodes.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 24, 2016 08:55 AM (3jmxp)

313 Jihadis, like bacteria, are evolving to beat our defenses.

Posted by: @votermom at March 24, 2016 08:55 AM (cbfNE)

314 >>Or to put it another way, mohammedans make up about a quarter of the world's population, but can anyone point to a technological or scientific breakthrough by mohammedans? I can't think of a one, but I'm willing to be proven wrong on that.

They do put a hose next to every toilet so you can take a shower while you are taking a dump. Or something.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 24, 2016 08:56 AM (/tuJf)

315 95% of Texas is in the same time zone as Chicago.
El Paso is in Mountain time zone.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 24, 2016 08:56 AM (cHQtB)

316 Sticky Wicket,

Yee-haw! Carry on, sir.

Posted by: creeper at March 24, 2016 08:57 AM (CL5j3)

317 "Flight lessons for homosexuals?"

I was gonna go with playing corn-hole with Gays, from the 12th floor.

But yours works too.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 24, 2016 08:57 AM (ptqRm)

318 AlthoughJoe Garigiolawas way before my time when he was a ballplayer, I liked Garigiola as an announcer. He knew the game to the nth level and could be very funny at times. I also knew that whenGarigiola was speaking, Curt Gowdy wasn't. and I detested Gowdy's sounding style when he called a game. One of the reasons I dislike JohnBoehner so much is that his voice reminds meof Curt Gowdy'shalf-hungover-sounding, too-many-nights-at-the-golf-clubhouseslurring drawl.

I really liked the last Garigiola quote in the linked story: "Winners win and losers make excuses."

Posted by: troyriser at March 24, 2016 08:57 AM (UWlp+)

319 273 But to be fair, many things are smaller then Texas.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 24, 2016 08:44 AM (ptqRm)

The largest county in Texas is Brewster. It measures 6,193 square miles, which is roughly the size of Connecticut. Delaware could fit inside Brewster three times

Posted by: auscolpyr at March 24, 2016 08:57 AM (suO/a)

320 314 >>Or to put it another way, mohammedans make up about a quarter of the world's population, but can anyone point to a technological or scientific breakthrough by mohammedans? I can't think of a one, but I'm willing to be proven wrong on that.

They do put a hose next to every toilet so you can take a shower while you are taking a dump. Or something.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 24, 2016 08:56 AM (/tuJf)

Bah. You can do that in any RV under a certain length. Besides, the hose is just an ad hoc bidet.

Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at March 24, 2016 08:57 AM (uz/Pv)

321 Medieval?
C'mon, have you been to Naccadoches?

Posted by: IP at March 24, 2016 08:58 AM (aQQbl)

322 Family member on FB is ranting about an epidemic of "attacks on women in hijab" in America's Muslim enclaves and blaming Ted Cruz.

Thank you for a reminder of why I said Bye-Bye to FB and Twitter 2+ years ago.

G'mornin' Horde!

Posted by: DocJ at March 24, 2016 08:58 AM (zrsn3)

323 muzzie terrorists in general do not know how to make sophisticated explosives. But given the material they have a few here and there who can make a bomb. In the past they got this material by dismantling unexploded ordinance from the battlefield. In fact in a lot of cases they would use the unexploded ordinance itself as an IED. But the stuff being used in France and Belgium is a much more powerful explosive than what is in our ordinance and is VERY difficult to make. So some government is supplying them this shit.


Link from the past thread.


The Belgium and Paris bombers are using a powerful and sophisticated explosive that is difficult to make. To me this reflects that some foreign government is helping these savages. About the only one left that would likely do this is Iran and Obama is giving them money. Recall that those corrupt Dems wanted to impeach RR for trading with them?


http://tinyurl.com/zl8dgcl

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 24, 2016 08:58 AM (vvmPQ)

324 Yeah, didn't want to tell 'em that there's more native species of vine here than in Cali, nor that winemaking here dates back longer than pretty much everywhere else in the USA...

Don't want to rub it in, y'know.



Never ask a man if he is from Texas. If he is, he'll tell you.

If he isn't, why embarrass him?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 24, 2016 08:58 AM (cHQtB)

325 No bacon for Kent, WA schools

Has the phrase "Integration of Mosque and State" been coined yet?

Posted by: V the K at March 24, 2016 08:26 AM (+2Kz2)


A cultural assimilation observation:

Our Jewish friends don't eat pork even if it is available on the menu, but they don't mind if you eat pork.

Our muz invaders don't eat pork, can't stand the thought that you might eat pork in the same building as them, complain to ensure that pork is not even on the menu, and threaten to blow up the building if you don't agree.

We obviously need more of which group?

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 24, 2016 08:58 AM (wYnyS)

326 No bacon for Kent, WA schools

Has the phrase "Integration of Mosque and State" been coined yet?
______________________

Don't need it. Already have the perfect descriptor: Submission.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 24, 2016 08:58 AM (df5V4)

327 C'mon, have you been to Naccadoches?

No, but I've been to Nacogdoches...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 24, 2016 08:59 AM (C9pBZ)

328 Ah, BBL, y'all.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 24, 2016 08:59 AM (C9pBZ)

329 I remember when I was able to get my Passport stamped in Liechtenstein.

I'm jealous. From Switzerland, I was able to just walk in, on a wooden bridge over the Rhein. From Austria, the guards at the Swiss border just glanced at our closed passports through the car window and waved us through.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/10297889@N08/15508821935

We only sampled half the breweries of Liechtenstein on that trip, so we'll go back. I'll let you know how that goes.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at March 24, 2016 08:59 AM (d1RNN)

330 by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 24, 2016 08:55 AM (i0ykY)

Over estimating your enemy can lead to a lot of problems. There is a sweet spot.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 24, 2016 09:00 AM (3jmxp)

331 ... mohammedans make up about a quarter of the world's population, but can anyone point to a technological or scientific breakthrough by mohammedans?

I seem to recall the number "0" being a uniquely Arabic concept at one time, but that was centuries before the pedo-"prophet" came on the scene.

Posted by: DocJ at March 24, 2016 09:00 AM (zrsn3)

332 Watch the DSouza trailer

If Hillary gets elected he is so going back into the slammer.
The balls on this guy. Incredible.

Posted by: @votermom at March 24, 2016 09:00 AM (cbfNE)

333 Our Jewish friends don't eat pork even if it is available on the menu, but they don't mind if you eat pork.



Our muz invaders don't eat pork, can't stand the thought that you
might eat pork in the same building as them, complain to ensure that
pork is not even on the menu, and threaten to blow up the building if
you don't agree.



We obviously need more of which group?

Posted by: Hrothgar

They can take our pork, but they can never take out LOBSTERS!!!!!

Posted by: Bruce at March 24, 2016 09:00 AM (8ikIW)

334 Or to put it another way, mohammedans make up about a quarter of the world's population, but can anyone point to a technological or scientific breakthrough by mohammedans? I can't think of a one, but I'm willing to be proven wrong on that.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 24, 2016 08:52 AM (/wVDI)

Arabic numerals. Algebra. The decimal system.

Posted by: troyriser at March 24, 2016 09:01 AM (UWlp+)

335 Well, they're really good at building ginormous things in Dubai.

However, I read an article about the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, isn't hooked up to a municipal wastewater treatment system, so they have to truck out the human waste. Ick.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 24, 2016 09:01 AM (NOIQH)

336 Per Ohio law, if Kasich drops out, all 66 delegates go to 2nd place and that would be Trump. Even then Cruz still loses.
Posted by: rerun at March 24, 2016 08:53 AM (SOVQ


If that is true, then it ends any/all discussion about when Kasbich will drop out, because the answer is never, not until AFTER the first vote of the convention.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 24, 2016 09:01 AM (Dj0WE)

337 Our Jewish friends don't eat pork even if it is available on the menu, but they don't mind if you eat pork.

Our muz invaders don't eat pork, can't stand the thought that you might eat pork in the same building as them, complain to ensure that pork is not even on the menu, and threaten to blow up the building if you don't agree.


JINO do eat pork.

MINO - no such thing.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 24, 2016 09:01 AM (cHQtB)

338 Texas, we regret the improper comparisons.

Posted by: France surrenders! at March 24, 2016 09:02 AM (TxJGV)

339 Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 24, 2016 08:59 AM (C9pBZ)

LOL! I tried. Spellcheck gave up and suggested "headache" that while also appropriate wouldn't have made sense.
I hunted Henderson County all four years I lived in TX.
I do love that place, Take care of it. I'll be back.

Posted by: IP at March 24, 2016 09:02 AM (aQQbl)

340 I remember Joe Garagiola.

Haven't heard that name in a hundred years.

Posted by: eleven at March 24, 2016 09:02 AM (qUNWi)

341 Jihadis, like bacteria, are evolving to beat our defenses.

Posted by: @votermom at March 24, 2016 08:55 AM (cbfNE) [/]i

As long as they pretty much leave the Establishment alone, the citizens of this nation will not be allowed to defend themselves against the invaders. By the time the invaders start in on the Establishment, it will be too late!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 24, 2016 09:03 AM (wYnyS)

342 Hah!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 24, 2016 09:03 AM (wYnyS)

343 Arabic numerals. Algebra. The decimal system.



Dewey was muslim?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 24, 2016 09:03 AM (cHQtB)

344 334 Or to put it another way, mohammedans make up about a quarter of the world's population, but can anyone point to a technological or scientific breakthrough by mohammedans? I can't think of a one, but I'm willing to be proven wrong on that.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 24, 2016 08:52 AM (/wVDI)

Arabic numerals. Algebra. The decimal system.
Posted by: troyriser at March 24, 2016 09:01 AM (UWlp+)

Is that pre or post "prophet"?

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at March 24, 2016 09:03 AM (SYJKJ)

Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at March 24, 2016 09:03 AM (uz/Pv)

346 Per Ohio law, if Kasich drops out, all 66 delegates go to 2nd place and that would be Trump. Even then Cruz still loses.
Posted by: rerun at March 24, 2016 08:53 AM
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Now I am in favor of Kasich staying in.

Posted by: Somebody tell Ace! at March 24, 2016 09:03 AM (TxJGV)

347 Posted by: rickb223 at March 24, 2016 09:01 AM (cHQtB)

Got a point there!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 24, 2016 09:04 AM (wYnyS)

348 Soon, Hrothgar... soon.

Posted by: The Barrel at March 24, 2016 09:04 AM (zrsn3)

349 To me this reflects that some foreign government is helping these savages. About the only one left that would likely do this is Iran

Probably quite a few countries that don't police their exports very well and probably a few companies that don't care who they sell to. Probably also a thriving black market in variously acquired munitions.

And, IIRC, ISIS has captured at least one Iraqi base that was stocked by Americans and acquired equipment/supplies that way.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at March 24, 2016 09:05 AM (d1RNN)

350 344 334 Or to put it another way, mohammedans make up about a quarter of the world's population, but can anyone point to a technological or scientific breakthrough by mohammedans? I can't think of a one, but I'm willing to be proven wrong on that.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 24, 2016 08:52 AM (/wVDI)

Arabic numerals. Algebra. The decimal system.
Posted by: troyriser at March 24, 2016 09:01 AM (UWlp+)

Is that pre or post "prophet"?
Posted by: DoublySymmetric at March 24, 2016 09:03 AM (SYJKJ)

Post, but they haven't done anything interesting since 1500 or so. (Don't know why. Maybe the Ottomon caliphate.)

Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at March 24, 2016 09:05 AM (uz/Pv)

351 Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 24, 2016 08:58 AM (vvmPQ)

Many of us (not just you) are conflating savagery with stupidity and ignorance.

Yes, these are savages based on their behavior compared to ours. But they are not stupid, they are not ignorant, and they are winning.

They build sophisticated bombs that do tremendous damage, and we allow them in our midst.

So who is stupid and ignorant?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 24, 2016 09:05 AM (Zu3d9)

352 >>Well, they're really good at building ginormous things in Dubai.

Actually, they aren't. They are really good at letting other people build ginormous things in Dubai but most Emirati don't do jack squat.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 24, 2016 09:05 AM (/tuJf)

353 The State Department on Wednesday offered a grant worth up to $1.5 million to produce a television drama series aimed at countering violent extremism among young people in contemporary Afghan society.


Weasel Zippers

James Taylor going to star in it?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 09:05 AM (mw8Dm)

354 by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 24, 2016 08:55 AM (i0ykY)

Over estimating your enemy can lead to a lot of problems.
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 24, 2016 09:00 AM (3jmxp)


Name one.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 24, 2016 09:05 AM (Dj0WE)

355 309 Can you elaborate on any of that?

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at March 24, 2016 08:55 AM (SYJKJ)

Not to any great extent because everything in the Navy Nuke world is classified and the classification is exempt from downgrading.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 24, 2016 09:05 AM (vvmPQ)

356 Arabic numerals. Algebra. The decimal system.
Posted by: troyriser at March 24, 2016 09:01 AM (UWlp+)
_________________

Is that you, Obama?

Muzzies didn't invent algebra. The Babylonians and Greeks got there long before them.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 24, 2016 09:05 AM (df5V4)

357 I think if Trump gets nominated we need a new reality show called Grand Jury where each month a new miscreant is hauled before a panel and the evidence presented, with The Donald as chief magistrate.

You know who comes first...

Posted by: JEM at March 24, 2016 09:05 AM (o+SC1)

358 166
So's Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Electra.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 24, 2016 08:08 AM (X6fMO)


Look! I found a rusted bolt on the beach!

Posted by: Ric Gillespie at March 24, 2016 09:05 AM (zoehZ)

359 Arabic numerals. Algebra. The decimal system.
Posted by: troyriser at March 24, 2016 09:01 AM (UWlp+)

We discussed this last year.
It's Hindu-Arabic numerals.
The Indians invented it, the Arabs took it over after they massacred a buncha Hinds.
And a lot of so-called Arab math advances are by the Persians, also taken over.
The fact is that a nomadic conquering culture doesn't have much time for scientific advances (see also the Mongols). They conquer and take over.

Posted by: @votermom at March 24, 2016 09:05 AM (cbfNE)

360 Looks like the preacher man got caught with his pants down according to National Enquirer.

Posted by: John Falco at March 24, 2016 09:06 AM (pZyrD)

361 >>Actually, they aren't. They are really good at letting other people
build ginormous things in Dubai but most Emirati don't do jack squat.

Heh, good point. They're good at financing ginormous buildings...

Posted by: Lizzy at March 24, 2016 09:06 AM (NOIQH)

362 I seem to recall the number "0" being a uniquely Arabic concept at one time

I seem to recall they stole it from the Hindus.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at March 24, 2016 09:07 AM (d1RNN)

363 They are really good at letting other people build ginormous things in Dubai but most Emirati don't do jack squat.

They're really good at signing-up to own 51% of any business that any ex-pat immigrant to the UAE wants to open and then doing precisely nothing.

Nice "work" if you can get it - talk about "winning life's lottery".

Posted by: DocJ at March 24, 2016 09:07 AM (zrsn3)

364 I remember Joe Garagiola.

Haven't heard that name in a hundred years.

Posted by: eleven at March 24, 2016 09:02 AM (qUNWi)

Used to listen to major league ball games on the radio at night with my older brother. He was the big fan but I caught the bug after awhile. The Reds games were the best, back in the days of the Big Red Machine with Pete Rose and Johnny Bench and Tony Perez. Awesome memories.

Posted by: troyriser at March 24, 2016 09:07 AM (UWlp+)

365 The decimal Hindu-Arabic numeral system was developed in India by AD 700.

And yes I know it's wikipedia.

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 24, 2016 09:08 AM (wYnyS)

366 SOON, Hrothgar. SOON.

Posted by: The Barrel at March 24, 2016 09:09 AM (uz/Pv)

367 >> The State Department on Wednesday offered a grant worth
>> up to $1.5 million to produce a television drama series
>> aimed at countering violent extremism among young
>> people in contemporary Afghan society.

I'm going out to film my pilot this morning.

'Neckbeards and Napalm'.

Posted by: JEM at March 24, 2016 09:09 AM (o+SC1)

368
You're such a tease.

Soon, Hrothgar. Soon.

Posted by: The Barrel at March 24, 2016 09:09 AM (/wVDI)

369 It's unwise to taunt The Barrel, Hrothgar

Posted by: @votermom at March 24, 2016 09:09 AM (cbfNE)

370 Over estimating your enemy can lead to a lot of problems.
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 24, 2016 09:00 AM (3jmxp)


Name one.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 24, 2016 09:05 AM (Dj0WE)
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Future Mojito swilling, beach sitting generations of safe and happy Americans criticize you for spending marginally too much on missile defense systems?

Posted by: Somebody tell Ace! at March 24, 2016 09:09 AM (TxJGV)

371 334 Arabic numerals. Algebra. The decimal system.

Posted by: troyriser at March 24, 2016 09:01 AM (UWlp+)

That is a great myth.The Hindus invented all of that math stuff, including zero which the muzzies manage to also get credit for.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 24, 2016 09:10 AM (vvmPQ)

372 Grab the dough!
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That's what Mrs Poppin' Fresh said!

Posted by: andycanuck at March 24, 2016 09:10 AM (ioqGj)

373 Many of us (not just you) are conflating savagery with stupidity and ignorance.

Yes, these are savages based on their behavior compared to ours. But they are not stupid, they are not ignorant, and they are winning.

They build sophisticated bombs that do tremendous damage, and we allow them in our midst.

So who is stupid and ignorant?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 24, 2016 09:05 AM (Zu3d9)


And it must be noted, the kneejerk reaction from many of our so-called leaders to call them "cowards" was always ignorant.


Now, before anyone says "but you people overreacted when Bill Mahar said they weren't cowards," I remember that. Bill Maher gets people mad at him because he's a douche. Not because he's always wrong, but sometimes, he's not.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 24, 2016 09:10 AM (Dj0WE)

374 I seem to recall they stole it from the Hindus.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at March 24, 2016 09:07 AM (d1RNN)

Cultural appropriation!

Where are the SJWs protesting?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 24, 2016 09:10 AM (Zu3d9)

375
Hey, unlike other, less genuine Barrels, I have the proper nose-hair curling aroma.

Posted by: The Barrel at March 24, 2016 09:10 AM (/wVDI)

376 The Indians invented it, the Arabs took it over after they massacred a buncha Hinds.

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That's a kind of inventing.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at March 24, 2016 09:10 AM (Nwg0u)

377 Soon, Hrothgar... soon.

Posted by: The Barrel at March 24, 2016 09:04 AM (zrsn3)


#twoweeks

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 24, 2016 09:10 AM (wYnyS)

378
So when are we going to bring Backwards Boy back? It seems stupid to lock him out.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 24, 2016 09:10 AM (iQIUe)

379 sock off

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 24, 2016 09:12 AM (/D5Lf)

380 I invented a clock!

Posted by: Achmed at March 24, 2016 09:13 AM (kTF2Z)

381 Over estimating your enemy can lead to a lot of problems.
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 24, 2016 09:00 AM (3jmxp)


Name one.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 24, 2016 09:05 AM (Dj0WE)
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Future Mojito swilling, beach sitting generations of safe and happy Americans criticize you for spending marginally too much on missile defense systems?
Posted by: Somebody tell Ace! at March 24, 2016 09:09 AM (TxJGV)


Sure sure sure, and asking the little dears to take some responsibility for defending their own freedom is probably rayciss and homofabulobic.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 24, 2016 09:13 AM (Dj0WE)

382 351 Many of us (not just you) are conflating savagery with stupidity and ignorance.

Yes,
these are savages based on their behavior compared to ours. But they
are not stupid, they are not ignorant, and they are winning.

They build sophisticated bombs that do tremendous damage, and we allow them in our midst.

So who is stupid and ignorant?




Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 24, 2016 09:05 AM (Zu3d9)

I have not said they were stupid. I even said they can build some good bombs given the materials. But they do not have the capability to make the materials because they do not have the infra-structure to do it.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 24, 2016 09:13 AM (vvmPQ)

383
Never ask a man if he is from Texas. If he is, he'll tell you.

If he isn't, why embarrass him?



For some reason, that reminds me of the joke where two Texas cowboys meet at a BBQ and the host says, "You know each other, don't you?"

"We've nodded to each other,"
one says, "but we ain't howdy'd."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 24, 2016 09:13 AM (X6fMO)

384 >>They're really good at signing-up to own 51% of any business that any ex-pat immigrant to the UAE wants to open and then doing precisely nothing.

Yep. My distributor in the Emirates is half owned, managed and completely staffed by Indians. They have an Emirati citizen as a full partner but I have never met the guy.

He shows up every so often to sign papers or collect a check but doing any actual work is right out.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 24, 2016 09:13 AM (/tuJf)

385 So when are we going to bring Backwards Boy back? It seems stupid to lock him out.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 24, 2016 09:10 AM (iQIUe)



I personally think BB is astute enough to have learned from this misadventure, but I'll defer to the authorized wielder of the ban hammer!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 24, 2016 09:14 AM (wYnyS)

386 Johan Cryuff died

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 09:14 AM (mw8Dm)

387 Many of us (not just you) are conflating savagery with stupidity and ignorance.

You remember how when Norway announced the "teach them not to rape" classes we all sneered because they *know* rape is a crime in Norway but they just don't give a shit what infidels think?

Same thing here; they *know* how to get bomb-making instructions off Snapchat, and read them, and follow them.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at March 24, 2016 09:14 AM (d1RNN)

388 I seem to recall they stole it from the Hindus.

You are correct. Well done.

Posted by: DocJ at March 24, 2016 09:14 AM (zrsn3)

389 DocJ @ 363-
It's called bacshesh or something. A hefty bribe to do business in ANY muslim-controlled country.

Posted by: Eromero at March 24, 2016 09:15 AM (zLDYs)

390 The Indians invented it, the Arabs took it over after they massacred a buncha Hinds.

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That's a kind of inventing.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at March 24, 2016 09:10 AM (Nwg0u)


And in about 50 years, muslims will have invented the cell phone, the pressure cooker, and the lapdance.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 24, 2016 09:15 AM (Dj0WE)

391

And in about 50 years, muslims will have invented the cell phone, the pressure cooker, and the lapdance.


Ahem.

Posted by: Achmed the Clockmaker at March 24, 2016 09:16 AM (v9gSJ)

392 Posted by: Eromero at March 24, 2016 09:15 AM (zLDYs)

Baksheesh is a way of life for the rulers!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 24, 2016 09:16 AM (wYnyS)

393 Wonder if 'Imagine' was playing in the background



VIDEO: Muslim woman rips up Israeli flag at Brussels makeshift memorial


http://tinyurl.com/gqs56ry

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 24, 2016 09:17 AM (ATVNj)

394 >> They build sophisticated bombs that do tremendous
>> damage, and we allow them in our midst.

Ohferchrissake, they are not SOPHISTICATED bombs.

SOPHISTICATED bombs are the kind that wipe out counties.

These are one step past middle-school-science-fair stuff. Okay, two steps. OKC was one step.

The problem is we really don't have a good mentoring program for middle school science fair participants, or two steps would be Fat Man.

Posted by: JEM at March 24, 2016 09:17 AM (o+SC1)

395 Yep. My distributor in the Emirates is half owned, managed and completely staffed by Indians.


His first name isn't Ajay, is it?

Posted by: jwest at March 24, 2016 09:17 AM (Zs4uk)

396 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at March 24, 2016 09:16 AM (Nwg0u)

John Edwards, call your office!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 24, 2016 09:18 AM (wYnyS)

397 >>His first name isn't Ajay, is it?

Nope.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 24, 2016 09:18 AM (/tuJf)

398 If suicide bombers go to Muzzie paradise, what about those who chicken out like the guy they arrested?

Posted by: @votermom at March 24, 2016 09:18 AM (cbfNE)

399 Ohferchrissake, they are not SOPHISTICATED bombs.

SOPHISTICATED bombs are the kind that wipe out counties.

These are one step past middle-school-science-fair stuff. Okay, two steps. OKC was one step.

The problem is we really don't have a good mentoring program for middle school science fair participants, or two steps would be Fat Man.

Posted by: JEM at March 24, 2016 09:17 AM (o+SC1)


And as Americans/the west quibble over the definition of the word "sophisticated,".....

Posted by: BurtTC at March 24, 2016 09:19 AM (Dj0WE)

400 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at March 24, 2016 09:16 AM (Nwg0u)

What is that like the 4th time you posted that crap

What do you have Turrets or something?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 09:19 AM (mw8Dm)

401 Looks like the preacher man got caught with his pants down according to National Enquirer.


Five? They should have kept it realistic, it would be easier to believe.

Posted by: I am Kasich, Son of Mailman at March 24, 2016 09:19 AM (v9gSJ)

402 The Mooch, enjoying yet another all expense paid vacation in Coooba and Argentina on our dime, claimed yesterday that she too has been subject to catcalls and wolf whistles while walking around.

All I can say is, strange things happen at Yeti conventions.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 24, 2016 09:19 AM (gyKtp)

403 Yeeesh.

Camille Paglia seems to have suffered-

Spontaneous Alzheimer's


She's all in for Sanders now.


I'll say one thing for her-

When Paglia goes Full Retard, she goes all the way. No ifs, ands, or buts. No stops along the way.
Just Full On Kamikaze Retard.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 24, 2016 09:19 AM (2rmvw)

404 The fact is that a nomadic conquering culture doesn't have much time for scientific advances (see also the Mongols). They conquer and take over.

Posted by: @votermom at March 24, 2016 09:05 AM (cbfNE)

When you write, 'We discussed this last year' you're saying you expressed your opinion on the subject. Good for you. The fact is Muslim societiesare not monolithically uniform and some have known periods of comparative stability and cultural and technological advancement. It'sawilful misrepresentation to state otherwise.

While Arabs were preserving and expanding upon the works of Aristotle and Euclid, writing poetry and lighting the streets of their cities, Dark Age Europeans were wallowing in shit in the streets in London and Paris.

This very human propensity to minimizeour enemies and denigrate theirculture is always a terrible mistake. That's how they beat you.

Posted by: troyriser at March 24, 2016 09:20 AM (UWlp+)

405 RIP Joe Garagiola



He and my dad grew up together on The Hill in St. Louis. (My dad was a few years older.)

Posted by: Tami at March 24, 2016 09:20 AM (v0/PR)

406 I thought Paglia was Trump-curious?

Posted by: @votermom at March 24, 2016 09:20 AM (cbfNE)

407 Posted by: GnuBreed at March 24, 2016 09:19 AM (gyKtp)

I don't think Mooch understood the translation of the Spanish "catcalls"!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 24, 2016 09:21 AM (wYnyS)

408 371 334 Arabic numerals. Algebra. The decimal system.

Posted by: troyriser at March 24, 2016 09:01 AM (UWlp+)

Even if the Muslims had invented these things, what have they done lately? Any medical inventions? Any space inventions? Any positive contributions to the world, PERIOD?

Nope, their claim to fame the past few hundred years is fighting and killing.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 09:21 AM (voOPb)

409 CIA seems pretty alarmed at the sophistication of these bombs

Posted by: ThunderB at March 24, 2016 09:21 AM (zOTsN)

410 He and my dad grew up together on The Hill in St. Louis. (My dad was a few years older.)
Posted by: Tami at March 24, 2016 09:20 AM (v0/PR)

Your Dad is not Yogi, is he?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 09:21 AM (mw8Dm)

411 398 >>His first name isn't Ajay, is it?

Nope.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 24, 2016 09:18 AM (/tuJf)


Have you found that Indians doing business in Abu Dhabi tend to pay slower than any other people on the face of the earth?

Posted by: jwest at March 24, 2016 09:21 AM (Zs4uk)

412 He and my dad grew up together on The Hill in St. Louis. (My dad was a few years older.)



The Hill FTW!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 24, 2016 09:22 AM (cHQtB)

413 I thought Paglia was Trump-curious?

Posted by: @votermom at March 24, 2016 09:20 AM (cbfNE)




Here's her latest:

http://www.salon.com/2016/03/24/camille_paglia_this

_is_why_trumps_winning_and_why_i_wont_vote_for_

hillary/

(remove extra spaces)

Posted by: naturalfake at March 24, 2016 09:23 AM (2rmvw)

414 58
One Year!

As of yesterday, since being diagnosed with leukemia. Doing good, prognosis is good.

Me: 1
Cancer: 0
Posted by: Sticky Wicket at March 24, 2016 07:36 AM (0IhFx)
6 months here, allgood so far.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at March 24, 2016 09:23 AM (jsWA8)

415 Have you found that Indians doing business in Abu Dhabi tend to pay slower than any other people on the face of the earth?

Posted by: jwest

---

Try Argentinians

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 24, 2016 09:23 AM (Qvgg/)

416 CIA seems pretty alarmed at the sophistication of these bombs
Posted by: ThunderB at March 24, 2016 09:21 AM (zOTsN)


I don't see why anyone should be surprised....Do you all know how many foreign muslim types are in PhD programs in chem and physics here. From Saudi, pakistan, Egypt, and on and on...And we INVITE them

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 09:23 AM (mw8Dm)

417 Your Dad is not Yogi, is he?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 09:21 AM (mw8Dm)


Lol! No but he was also one of the kids in the neighborhood.

Posted by: Tami at March 24, 2016 09:23 AM (v0/PR)

418 Googled Camille Paglia ...

... not all google searches end well.

Posted by: ScoggDog - Boorish Child at March 24, 2016 09:23 AM (zfvHs)

419 national enquirer...but then no one believed democrat vp candidate john edwards' story either

Posted by: runner at March 24, 2016 09:24 AM (c6/9Q)

420 Camille Paglia seems to have suffered- Spontaneous Alzheimer's ...She's all in for Sanders now.

Saw a "Feel The BERN!" bumper-sticker on the back of a brand-spanking-new BMW up here in the People's Republic of MA yesterday.

I'm willing to bet that this Champagne Socialist doesn't "check the box" on his MA Income Taxes - much like Queen OWS (http://bit.ly/1WLfljV)

Posted by: DocJ at March 24, 2016 09:24 AM (zrsn3)

421 >>Have you found that Indians doing business in Abu Dhabi tend to pay slower than any other people on the face of the earth?

They certainly aren't fast. I attribute some of that to the fact that a good deal of the business they do is with some government controlled entity or another and they take forever to pay.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 24, 2016 09:24 AM (/tuJf)

422 While Arabs were preserving and expanding upon the works of Aristotle and Euclid, writing poetry and lighting the streets of their cities, Dark Age Europeans were wallowing in shit in the streets in London and Paris.

This very human propensity to minimizeour enemies and denigrate theirculture is always a terrible mistake. That's how they beat you.

I've heard this line of shit before about lit streets. Are you making a comparison to Europe in the throes of the collapse of the Roman empire to some segments of the arab world? if so, please save you hysterical analysis for the monthly revisionism of the American Civil War.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 24, 2016 09:25 AM (326rv)

423 Try Argentinians

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 24, 2016 09:23 AM (Qvgg/)


Actually, I think Trinidad/Tobago has the record, but they don't pay until you send someone down to bust their coffee table and slap their puppy around.

Posted by: jwest at March 24, 2016 09:26 AM (Zs4uk)

424 I don't see why anyone should be surprised....Do you all know how many foreign muslim types are in PhD programs in chem and physics here. From Saudi, pakistan, Egypt, and on and on...And we INVITE them
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 09:23 AM (mw8Dm)

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

Posted by: Mainah at March 24, 2016 09:26 AM (659DL)

425 if so, please save you hysterical analysis for the monthly revisionism of the American Civil War.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 24, 2016 09:25 AM (326rv)

Still a charmer, I see. I bet they love you at parties.

Posted by: troyriser at March 24, 2016 09:26 AM (UWlp+)

426 The Hill FTW!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 24, 2016 09:22 AM (cHQtB)

Oh yeah! It's still a great, safe place.

Posted by: Tami at March 24, 2016 09:27 AM (v0/PR)

427 I see the damn paid trolls are out and about already. These people drive me nuts.

Posted by: Somebody tell Ace! at March 24, 2016 09:28 AM (TxJGV)

428 CIA seems pretty alarmed at the sophistication of these bombs
Posted by: ThunderB at March 24, 2016 09:21 AM (zOTsN)

It's like the joke about the lobster tank; one with no claws is presented to a customer, who complains. When he's told that it's because the lobsters were fighting, the customer replies, "bring me the winner".

These are the survivors of months or years of activity. Anyone with mindless malice and a death wish can unload guns at a group of people, or make crude bombs. Anything more requires...more.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 24, 2016 09:28 AM (326rv)

429 >>Try Argentinians

Last time I was there was in 2013. I was only there for 4 days but I changed a couple hundred bucks to have some cash for taxis and beer. Mostly beer.

When I left the currency exchange place refused to do the exchange back to dollars because the currency was so unstable they couldn't peg it properly. 4 days.

Heading back the week after next. Not looking forward to it.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 24, 2016 09:28 AM (/tuJf)

430 What is that like the 4th time you posted that crap

What do you have Turrets or something?

-
My Kindle went wacka wacka.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at March 24, 2016 09:29 AM (Nwg0u)

431 Still a charmer, I see.

Try making a pitch to the State department for a TV show concept.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 24, 2016 09:29 AM (326rv)

432 Oh yeah! It's still a great, safe place.



I grew up on The Hill about two days a week. Grandma live there. He house was on the street that faced 44 before there was a 44. I can remember it being built. She lived about 8 houses down from Papa Probst bar.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 24, 2016 09:29 AM (cHQtB)

433 Thanks MH, for cleaning out the dark areas under the bridge on this thread.

Posted by: November can't come fast enough at March 24, 2016 09:30 AM (TxJGV)

434 Posted by: CSMBigBird at March 24, 2016 09:23 AM (jsWA

414 58

God Bless the both of ya'!

Cancer is a scourge!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 24, 2016 09:30 AM (wYnyS)

435
The Mooch, enjoying yet another all expense paid vacation in Coooba and Argentina on our dime, claimed yesterday that she too has been subject to catcalls and wolf whistles while walking around.


Well, Patrick Ewing is a good-looking guy.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 24, 2016 09:30 AM (X6fMO)

436 412 He and my dad grew up together on The Hill in St. Louis. (My dad was a few years older.)



The Hill FTW!
Posted by: rickb223 at March 24, 2016 09:22 AM (cHQtB

My eldest use to live there. Some excellent dining in that neighborhood!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 09:31 AM (voOPb)

437 >>While Arabs were preserving and expanding upon the works of Aristotle and Euclid, writing poetry and lighting the streets of their cities, Dark Age Europeans were wallowing in shit in the streets in London and Paris.

Robert Reilly's theory on 10th century Asharite dehellenization argues against whatever point is buried in the above nonsense.

Posted by: General Zod at March 24, 2016 09:32 AM (Bdeb0)

438 Morning horde. Is this a safe space this morning, or is it all shouty troll infested pandemonium?

Posted by: kraken at March 24, 2016 09:32 AM (sdxPm)

439 JackStraw ...

... I dodged a work-trip to Argentina myself late last year. Don't think I missed anything.

Posted by: ScoggDog - Boorish Child at March 24, 2016 09:33 AM (RKJF2)

440
VIDEO: Muslim woman rips up Israeli flag at Brussels makeshift memorial


Wish I could have been there to give the bitch a righteous beatdown.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 24, 2016 09:33 AM (X6fMO)

441 I thinkers was a troll but I blinked and it's gone now. You can just kinda smell the leftover fart

Posted by: @votermom at March 24, 2016 09:33 AM (cbfNE)

442 Blackmail in tbe NFL.

http://tinyurl.com/gmbc277

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at March 24, 2016 09:34 AM (Nwg0u)

443 IT'S ALL SHOUTY TROLL INFESTED PANDEMONIUM!

Posted by: General Zod at March 24, 2016 09:34 AM (Bdeb0)

444 VIDEO: Muslim woman rips up Israeli flag at Brussels makeshift memorial


http://tinyurl.com/gqs56ry
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 24, 2016 09:17 AM (ATVNj)

--------

**seeethes**

What the actual . . . ?? Every once in a while the "moderate" mask slips.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 24, 2016 09:34 AM (8XRCm)

445 Morning horde. Is this a safe space this morning, or is it all shouty troll infested pandemonium?
Posted by: kraken

Depends; are you bothered by chalk messages?

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 24, 2016 09:34 AM (326rv)

446 I grew up on The Hill about two days a week.
Grandma live there. He house was on the street that faced 44 before
there was a 44. I can remember it being built. She lived about 8 houses
down from Papa Probst bar.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 24, 2016 09:29 AM (cHQtB)

Shaw ave? My dad lived on Wilson ave.

I have a cousin that has a restaurant on The Hill. It was opened by his dad and uncle in the 70's. They were both pharmacists that would cook in the back room of their pharmacy and feed their customers. When the pharmacy closed, they decided to open the restaurant.

Posted by: Tami at March 24, 2016 09:35 AM (v0/PR)

447 I was only there for 4 days but I changed a couple hundred bucks to have some cash for taxis and beer. Mostly beer.

How *is* the beer?

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at March 24, 2016 09:35 AM (d1RNN)

448 The Islamic world was indeed sophisticated...right up until about 1500. Then they froze and turned inward. They did great things before then but they stopped. Yes, they are still capable of sophistication but they are net importers of ideas now.

Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at March 24, 2016 09:35 AM (uz/Pv)

449 >> What the actual . . . ?? Every once in a while the "moderate" mask slips.

'Every once in a while' = 'all the time' if you're paying attention.

Posted by: JEM at March 24, 2016 09:35 AM (o+SC1)

450 jwest, the Greeks and the Romans had their glory days too; look at them now. The Arabs and the Jews, under their cultural and religious beliefs and habits, have had 1400 and 2500(?) years to practice their beliefs and show their current chops.

Now, the Arabs are great at proselytizing; 1.6 billion muslim members is proof enough of that (Of course, forced conversions and the threat of death to apostates probably helps a bit too); Jews basically don't proselytize and their numbers reflect that (<30 million worldwide).

But take a look at the STEM Nobel prizes awarded per culture/religion and one thing becomes abundantly clear -- muzzies contribute jack shit to bettering our world. That's with an entire 1/5 of the world's population.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 24, 2016 09:35 AM (gyKtp)

451 My eldest use to live there. Some excellent dining in that neighborhood!



1st paying "real" job was as a busboy at 15 at an Italian restaurant.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 24, 2016 09:35 AM (cHQtB)

452 IT'S ALL SHOUTY TROLL INFESTED PANDEMONIUM!

Posted by: General Zod at March 24, 2016 09:34 AM (Bdeb0)


In case anyone gets any ideas, I'm calling dibs on using Shouty McShoutyface as a nic.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at March 24, 2016 09:35 AM (0IhFx)

453 VIDEO: Muslim woman rips up Israeli flag at Brussels makeshift memorial

Gosh. We were warned about a backlash, and well, here it is.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 24, 2016 09:35 AM (326rv)

454
While Arabs were preserving and expanding upon the works of Aristotle and Euclid, writing poetry and lighting the streets of their cities, Dark Age Europeans were wallowing in shit in the streets in London and Paris.

Historical Revisionism, please pick up the white courtesy phone. . .

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 24, 2016 09:35 AM (X6fMO)

455 When I left the currency exchange place refused to do the exchange back to dollars because the currency was so unstable they couldn't peg it properly. 4 days.

Heading back the week after next. Not looking forward to it.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 24, 2016 09:28 AM (/tuJf)


I've always got a few hundred in Argentinian pesos around. It's too much trouble to change it back.

The best thing is to bring lots of $5's and $10s when you go. Argentinian cab drivers sure like the dollars more than the pesos.

My screensaver is a building I want to buy in Palermo Soho.

Posted by: jwest at March 24, 2016 09:36 AM (Zs4uk)

456 >>Then they froze and turned inward.

Happened much earlier than 1500, and with the isolation of ijtihad to Shiism, has continued (as you note) to be the case.

Posted by: General Zod at March 24, 2016 09:36 AM (Bdeb0)

457 All Texas lacks, when compared to France, is decent wine making and medieval history.

...
Texas makes good wines too!

Posted by: stace at March 24, 2016 09:36 AM (ozZau)

458 Every once in a while the "moderate" mask slips.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 24, 2016 09:34 AM (8XRCm)

The "moderate" muz mask is but a very thin veneer of a civilized human.

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 24, 2016 09:36 AM (wYnyS)

459 muzzies contribute jack shit to bettering our world.

What yu place no value on homicide bombers?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 09:37 AM (mw8Dm)

460 VIDEO: Muslim woman rips up Israeli flag at Brussels makeshift memorial

But remember, anyone perceived to have given a sideways glance to a woman in a burqa is a sub-human Cruz-supportin' monster who's like all rapey and stuff. Because, shut up, that's why.

- Average Leftist

Posted by: DocJ at March 24, 2016 09:37 AM (zrsn3)

461 I have a cousin that has a restaurant on The Hill. It was opened by his dad and uncle in the 70's. They were both pharmacists that would cook in the back room of their pharmacy and feed their customers. When the pharmacy closed, they decided to open the restaurant.
Posted by: Tami at March 24, 2016 09:35 AM (v0/PR)

It doesn't happen to be an Italian place with fried ravoli and awesome chicken Marsala?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 09:37 AM (voOPb)

462 In case anyone gets any ideas, I'm calling dibs on using Shouty McShoutyface as a nic.
Posted by: Sticky Wicket

Crap. Now I'm stuck with Vented Spleen.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 24, 2016 09:37 AM (326rv)

463 >>IT'S ALL SHOUTY

When I read Kraken's cautious question, I was reminded of the really cheesy local t.v. ads for car dealerships. "Monster-monster!-MONSTERRRR trucks!!!"

Posted by: General Zod at March 24, 2016 09:37 AM (Bdeb0)

464 It doesn't happen to be an Italian place with fried ravoli and awesome chicken Marsala?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 09:37 AM (voOPb)

Well yeah but I'm not sure that narrows it down much.

Posted by: Tami at March 24, 2016 09:38 AM (v0/PR)

465 if europe spent less time and money on bds and more time and money on
security they just may have had fewer problems; now they are finding out
that arab protection racket is not all it's cracked out to be

Posted by: runner at March 24, 2016 09:38 AM (c6/9Q)

466 >> Texas makes good wines too!

Look, I missed my laid-out-on-a-silver-platter shot at the Paso Robles (CA) area a couple decades back.

Now prove to me Texas can grow something other than raisins.

Posted by: JEM at March 24, 2016 09:39 AM (o+SC1)

467 But take a look at the STEM Nobel prizes awarded per culture/religion and one thing becomes abundantly clear -- muzzies contribute jack shit to bettering our world. That's with an entire 1/5 of the world's population.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 24, 2016 09:35 AM (gyKtp)


Three words: White Privilege, Infidel!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 24, 2016 09:39 AM (wYnyS)

468
Well yeah but I'm not sure that narrows it down much.
Posted by: Tami at March 24, 2016 09:38 AM (v0/PR)

Since she moved back to WI no more trips there. Thats what I miss about her being back.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 09:39 AM (voOPb)

469 462 In case anyone gets any ideas, I'm calling dibs on using Shouty McShoutyface as a nic.
Posted by: Sticky Wicket

Crap. Now I'm stuck with Vented Spleen.
Posted by: Blue Hen at March 24, 2016 09:37 AM (326rv)

I put a deposit down on Bilious Dickhead.

Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at March 24, 2016 09:39 AM (uz/Pv)

470 The actress they picked to play Wonder Woman looks the part,except her boobs are not big enough.

Posted by: steevy at March 24, 2016 09:39 AM (B48dK)

471 Shaw ave? My dad lived on Wilson ave.

I have a cousin that has a restaurant on The Hill. It was opened by his dad and uncle in the 70's. They were both pharmacists that would cook in the back room of their pharmacy and feed their customers. When the pharmacy closed, they decided to open the restaurant.


Pattison Ave. Haven't been back since '79. Family all moved away. Have my mom's sister left out in Webster Groves.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 24, 2016 09:40 AM (cHQtB)

472 >>I dodged a work-trip to Argentina myself late last year. Don't think I missed anything.

Beef. I gotta give them credit for having some of the best steak I've ever eaten. Other than that ..

>>How *is* the beer?

Oh yes. The beer. I seem to remember it was pretty good but nothing to write home about.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 24, 2016 09:40 AM (/tuJf)

473 Uh, okay then, seems like it's time to unveil my " kraken 11th Commandment,adapted from President Ronaldus"... thou shalt not speak ill of another member of the Moron Horde, but trolls and interlopers are fair game". Does this work? Will it grow legs?

Posted by: kraken at March 24, 2016 09:40 AM (sdxPm)

474 So they can arrest 154 bikers in a fight but 30 asshats blocking traffic on a freeway get a pass?

Posted by: Diogenes at March 24, 2016 09:41 AM (r65B3)

475 Does this work? Will it grow legs?
Posted by: kraken at March 24, 2016 09:40 AM (sdxPm)

I guess it depends on how much radiation it absorbs...

Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at March 24, 2016 09:42 AM (uz/Pv)

476 So they can arrest 154 bikers in a fight but 30 asshats blocking traffic on a freeway get a pass?
Posted by: Diogenes

Is this the shootout in Texas? Did they ever determine who shot who?

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 24, 2016 09:43 AM (326rv)

477 So they can arrest 154 bikers in a fight but 30 asshats blocking traffic on a freeway get a pass?

Posted by: Diogenes at March 24, 2016 09:41 AM (r65B3)


'A man's gotta know his priorities!'

Posted by: C Eastwood at March 24, 2016 09:43 AM (wYnyS)

478 Everyone saw her tear up that flag and no one stopped her or even told her to fuck off.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 24, 2016 09:44 AM (iQIUe)

479 >>>You could win $10K from the IRS


The IRS: Because FYTW

Posted by: x at March 24, 2016 09:44 AM (nFwvY)

480 When I left the currency exchange place refused to do the exchange back to dollars because the currency was so unstable they couldn't peg it properly. 4 days.

Had the same problem in India a couple of years back. Good luck trying to exchange-back Rupees for USD but, oh, they don't like you taking them out of the country either so I basically ended-up at the airport in Bengaluru buying like $75 of crap I didn't need before flying home on my last trip there.

By then I was just happy about getting out of a country where I had to spray all my clothes with 100% DEET before going out that I seriously didn't care.

Posted by: DocJ at March 24, 2016 09:44 AM (zrsn3)

481 I dodged a work-trip to Argentina myself late last year. Don't think I missed anything.



Beef. I gotta give them credit for having some of the best steak I've ever eaten. Other than that ..

--

I recall eating about three pounds of beef, grilled on vertical rotisseries along with a few beers for about $12. They have some great restaurants.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 24, 2016 09:44 AM (Qvgg/)

482 Posted by: kraken at March 24, 2016 09:40 AM (sdxPm)

Sure seems workable! Perhaps absent the more vile personal terms!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 24, 2016 09:45 AM (wYnyS)

483 I didn't click the link but that item about pig poop powering NYC--will Muslim be forced to leave?

Posted by: Northernlurker at March 24, 2016 09:45 AM (4rzL1)

484
FYI - you may now scornfully ignore anything this man says, if you weren't already:

Max Boot, a Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow and former Rubio foreign policy adviser said he would choose Clinton over both Trump and Cruz.

"I would consider a conservative third party but would vote for Hillary over Trump -- not a close call," he said. "Cruz [versus] Clinton is a closer call but on foreign policy grounds I would probably vote for Hillary."

The Hill

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 24, 2016 09:45 AM (kdS6q)

485 Sick of all these this is a wake up call for europe. They've had decades of wake up calls.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 24, 2016 09:45 AM (iQIUe)

486 Everyone saw her tear up that flag and no one stopped her or even told her to fuck off.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 24, 2016 09:44 AM (iQIUe)


A fitting tribute to modern 'Western' Civilization.

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 24, 2016 09:46 AM (wYnyS)

487 I was under the impression that most of the knowledge accumulated in the Roman Empire before the collapse was preserved by Christian Monnks in the Monasteries.


At least that is so on the Western Roman Empire. The other big accumulator and preserver of knowledge was the Chinese. But that had little impact on the West until after Marco Polio initiated the trade routes with the East.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 24, 2016 09:46 AM (vvmPQ)

488 474 So they can arrest 154 bikers in a fight but 30 asshats blocking traffic on a freeway get a pass?
Posted by: Diogenes at March 24, 2016 09:41 AM (r65B3)

Priorities.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at March 24, 2016 09:47 AM (SYJKJ)

489 So they can arrest 154 bikers in a fight but 30 asshats blocking traffic on a freeway get a pass?

If you're talking about the OWS-snowflakes in MA they got arrested. And then were sentenced to "time-served" (which was something like 36-hours) because, basically, the judge shares their philosophy.

I seriously can't wait until the day I can cut ties with this insane asylum known as New England.

Posted by: DocJ at March 24, 2016 09:47 AM (zrsn3)

490 Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 24, 2016 09:45 AM (iQIUe)

You've never hit the snooze button a couple of times?

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at March 24, 2016 09:47 AM (KUaJL)

491 Max Boot, a Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow and former Rubio foreign policy adviser said he would choose Clinton over both Trump and Cruz.

"I would consider a conservative third party but would vote for Hillary over Trump -- not a close call," he said. "Cruz [versus] Clinton is a closer call but on foreign policy grounds I would probably vote for Hillary."

I doubt that our betters would be happy with us if we all made the same calculation about whatever POS they are bent on installing.

Then again, I could be wrong. I think that a sizable number of them are okay with hillary being pres while they keep minority status in the Ruling party.

Egad, this is depressing.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 24, 2016 09:48 AM (326rv)

492 Some poor Israeli Soldier is in trouble for shooting an injuried pali terrorist in the head.

Video is available

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 09:48 AM (mw8Dm)

493 484 The mask is off.

Posted by: steevy at March 24, 2016 09:48 AM (B48dK)

494 >>"I would consider a conservative third party but would vote for Hillary over Trump -- not a close call," he said. "Cruz [versus] Clinton is a closer call but on foreign policy grounds I would probably vote for Hillary."

I'm sure there'll be an Inner Party indulgence that's sold for voting for Hillary, a kind of "shared heresy" that allows GOP operatives to forgive themselves (and, more importantly, each other) for ditching their allegiance out of spite.

Posted by: General Zod at March 24, 2016 09:49 AM (Bdeb0)

495 So they can arrest 154 bikers in a fight but 30 asshats blocking traffic on a freeway get a pass?

Posted by: Diogenes at March 24, 2016 09:41 AM (r65B3)


Use a water cannon to disperse the 'protesters', and a dozer to clear any of their remaining/blocking vehicles. Arrest the asshats, and force them to pay for the operation...or serve jail time.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at March 24, 2016 09:49 AM (0IhFx)

496 I would consider a conservative third party but would vote for Hillary over Trump

Hey fuck head wake up to reality. Any Third Party is gonna be a squich RINO

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 09:49 AM (mw8Dm)

497 I recall eating about three pounds of beef, grilled on vertical rotisseries along with a few beers for about $12. They have some great restaurants.
Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 24, 2016 09:44 AM (Qvgg/)

===========
It's called "crucified beef".

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 24, 2016 09:50 AM (iQIUe)

498 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 24, 2016 09:45 AM (kdS6q)

I said the other day that if he accomplishes nothing else, Trump has forced a lot of Establishment Uniparty scum to drop their 'ruling betters' masks, even if temporarily!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 24, 2016 09:50 AM (wYnyS)

499 Prevailing opinion where I'm at is, unless directed by LE, drive through the protest mob.

Posted by: ScoggDog - Boorish Child at March 24, 2016 09:51 AM (zfvHs)

500 470
The actress they picked to play Wonder Woman looks the part,except her boobs are not big enough.

Posted by: steevy at March 24, 2016 09:39 AM (B48dK)




Fox had an article on that this morning that I did not link. She was interviewed and said that men were fixated on WW's boobs. I guess she has heard some complaints. Any man that isn't "fixated" on boobs will not care for WW in the first place.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 24, 2016 09:51 AM (vvmPQ)

501 Max Boot, a Council on Foreign Relations senior
fellow and former Rubio foreign policy adviser said he would choose
Clinton over both Trump and Cruz.

"I would consider a
conservative third party but would vote for Hillary over Trump -- not a
close call," he said. "Cruz [versus] Clinton is a closer call but on
foreign policy grounds I would probably vote for Hillary."

The Hill


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 24, 2016 09:45 AM (kdS6q)

Max Boot is an idiot. What's his definition of 'conservative third party'....because his vote choices indicates that he's full of crap.

Posted by: Tami at March 24, 2016 09:51 AM (v0/PR)

502 Posted by: Blue Hen at March 24, 2016 09:48 AM (326rv)

This Max Boot fellow seems to have an odd regard for the foreign policy ability of the woman who floudered about as Secretary of State. If he did not have the official stamp of being Someone Big in politics, I would say he sounds like a total idiot.

Posted by: kraken at March 24, 2016 09:51 AM (sdxPm)

503 It sure is interesting that conservatives are supposed to suck it up and support the nominee if they are a card-carrying member of the GOPe, but when the shoe is on the other foot, the GOPe are free to actively support the democrat.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 24, 2016 09:51 AM (Qvgg/)

504 Why are so many people still "missing" from the terror attack? I wonder how many really died?

Posted by: Max Power at March 24, 2016 09:51 AM (QCc6B)

505 Historical Revisionism, please pick up the white courtesy phone. . .Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 24, 2016 09:35 AM (X6fMO)


No, not historical revisionism: history. Moderately surprised I'm catching so much flak for it but the truth is I've been out of step on just about every topic and issue with many or even most of the people commentingon this site, and it's been that wayfor a long time now.

Truth is, it bothers methat I no longer get that sense of belonging here. It shouldn't bother me at all since I've never actually met any of you or--with a few exceptions--know your names, but there it is. I love a good argument but there is nothing good about this kind of acrimonious, ad hominem back-and-forth.

My nic links to my online portfolio, which in turn features an email link on the homepage. Any morons want to drop a line sometime, feel free.

Posted by: troyriser at March 24, 2016 09:51 AM (UWlp+)

506 I didn't think anyone could possibly dance the tango worse than me.

I am happy to hand that trophy over to SCOAMF. That chick looks like she was humping a faggy post.

Posted by: Damiano at March 24, 2016 09:52 AM (XItbt)

507 500 Well,I guess we should be glad they didn't just cast a transgender.

Posted by: steevy at March 24, 2016 09:52 AM (B48dK)

508 Max Boot: I mean, I can understand the elitist globalist not liking The Trump - don't agree, but I can understand it. It's what all the "polite" people are expected to do.

But to say out loud that he prefers the judgement of The Bitch of Benghazi, Secretary "Reset Button", Mrs. "Arab Spring" to... Ted Cruz? Yeah, simply not serious.

Posted by: DocJ at March 24, 2016 09:52 AM (zrsn3)

509 I would consider a conservative third party but would vote for Hillary over Trump

Hey fuck head wake up to reality. Any Third Party is gonna be a squich RINO
Posted by: Nevergiveup

I would love to hear our betters explain why someone who should know better call for the ludicrous idea of a third party; in late March. The fact that it cannot win is eclipsed by the fact that it probably couldn't get on all 50 ballots.

And just for shits and giggles, we already had the makings of one, and they helped kill it.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 24, 2016 09:52 AM (326rv)

510 Cruz [versus] Clinton is a closer call but on
foreign policy grounds I would probably vote for Hillary.

Anyone who says that is a democratic

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 09:52 AM (mw8Dm)

511 If you have access to Sky News on your Roku, you might want to check out "Agent Down" a special report that they have done on the Fast and Furious operation the Obama administration ran to get guns from the United States into the hands of criminals in Mexico.


I have not seen the whole thing but the fact that they are reporting on it at all is remarkable. The European media have been as craven as the American press in their ass licking of Obama.

Posted by: obnoxious ahole at March 24, 2016 09:52 AM (MpvuV)

512 Two new polls moved into the RCP average last night,
neither of them good for the GOP nominee. However, polling probably
still does not have Brussels factored into it yet. By Monday the
terrorist attacks and people's reaction to it as priced into the polling
will be available.



Trump 39.0, Clinton 50.4, GOP -11.4



No change for congress, GOP holds Senate and House.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 07:08 AM (RWmW1)

Trump is not the nominee.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 24, 2016 09:52 AM (NPofj)

513 I recall eating about three pounds of beef, grilled on vertical rotisseries along with a few beers for about $12. They have some great restaurants.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 24, 2016 09:44 AM (Qvgg/)


The shitty currency is what makes Argentina such a great place to vacation (or retire) in. As long as your income is U.S. dollars, it goes 5 times farther there.

We can have a great dinner for two with wine in a first class restaurant for $40. In Ann Arbor, the same meal is $200.

Posted by: jwest at March 24, 2016 09:53 AM (Zs4uk)

514 Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 09:48 AM (mw8Dm)

If he only used one shot, he should get a complete pass (and a medal). Multiple head-shots, however, is not proportionate response!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 24, 2016 09:53 AM (wYnyS)

515 I've done a lot of work in various schools in the Kent, WA, school district.

It's Muslim town.

Posted by: RKae at March 24, 2016 09:53 AM (cLN0P)

516 Max Boot, a Council on Foreign Relations senior
fellow and former Rubio foreign policy adviser said he would choose Clinton over both Trump and Cruz.


Good boy , Max, nice boy Max!

Now sit up. Now beg!

Posted by: K Street Pig Trough at March 24, 2016 09:53 AM (PGcw2)

517 If he only used one shot, he should get a complete pass (and a medal). Multiple head-shots, however, is not proportionate response!
Posted by: Hrothgar at March 24, 2016 09:53 AM (wYnyS)

Yeah but he is fucked. The terrorist was down and out and not moving. I mean I don't give a rat's ass, but it was caught on film. One head shot

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 09:54 AM (mw8Dm)

518 The actress they picked to play Wonder Woman looks the part,except her boobs are not big enough.

Posted by: steevy at March 24, 2016 09:39 AM (B48dK)

Fox had an article on that this morning that I did not link. She was interviewed and said that men were fixated on WW's boobs. I guess she has heard some complaints. Any man that isn't "fixated" on boobs will not care for WW in the first place.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 24, 2016 09:51 AM (vvmPQ)

When you're predecessor is Linda Carter, well...

Posted by: Damiano at March 24, 2016 09:54 AM (XItbt)

519 Fox had an article on that this morning that I did not link. She was interviewed and said that men were fixated on WW's boobs. I guess she has heard some complaints. Any man that isn't "fixated" on boobs will not care for WW in the first place.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 24, 2016 09:51 AM (vvmPQ

Maybe its aimed at the gay male viewership.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 09:55 AM (voOPb)

520 "Actually, they aren't. They are really good at letting other people build ginormous things in Dubai but most Emirati don't do jack squat."

Literally everything built in the UAE is built by filipino slave labor.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 09:55 AM (r5eVN)

521 Hey, where's AtC and her longbow?

Posted by: IP - My liver is cramping at March 24, 2016 09:55 AM (aQQbl)

522 Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 09:54 AM (mw8Dm)

I saw him twitch!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 24, 2016 09:56 AM (wYnyS)

523 Cruz [versus] Clinton is a closer call but on

foreign policy grounds I would probably vote for Hillary.



Anyone who says that is a democratic



Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 09:52 AM (mw8Dm)

Cause Hilldog handled that 3 AM call from Ambassador Stevens oh sooooo well. I can see why Boot would choose her for her foreign policy expertise. /sarc

Posted by: redbanzai at March 24, 2016 09:56 AM (NPofj)

524
The actress they picked to play Wonder Woman looks the part,except her boobs are not big enough.

Well she's an Amazon and they have them removed for archery convenience so...

Posted by: K Street Pig Trough at March 24, 2016 09:56 AM (PGcw2)

525 >>ad hominem back-and-forth.

This from the guy whose nearly every comment that I've read is a one-note, humorless antagonizing of someone for not supporting Cruz or for supporting Trump. Sounds like your style, if not your content, has turned people off. You reap what you sow. Maybe you've outgrown the shell.

Incidentally, my response to your Arab comment wasn't "ad hominem." It was merely an observation that your read on history is misinformed.

Posted by: General Zod at March 24, 2016 09:56 AM (Bdeb0)

526 510 Cruz [versus] Clinton is a closer call but on
foreign policy grounds I would probably vote for Hillary.

Anyone who says that is a democratic
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 09:52 AM (mw8Dm

Or mentally challenged

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 09:56 AM (voOPb)

527 Max Boot, a Council on Foreign Relations senior

fellow and former Rubio foreign policy adviser said he would choose

Clinton over both Trump and Cruz.

"I would consider a

conservative third party but would vote for Hillary over Trump -- not a

close call," he said. "Cruz [versus] Clinton is a closer call but on

foreign policy grounds I would probably vote for Hillary."


---

Max, you sure are some kind of foreign policy genius.. I mean, Hillary is probably the best SOS this country has ever had. Look at all of the policy successes she can take credit for. Egypt, Libya, Syria, Iran, Algeria.... And she is only responsible for the death of one US ambassador and a half dozen security personnel, and she still managed to make a personal fortune while doing it.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 24, 2016 09:56 AM (Qvgg/)

528 I doubt you can get any squishier--or however you hippy kids say it--than Trump.

Posted by: Ronald Reagan at March 24, 2016 09:57 AM (mcm0N)

529 Posted by: Damiano at March 24, 2016 09:54 AM (XItbt)

Well of course I am fixated on Wonder Woman's boobs. What else should I fixate on? The existential meaning of her life?

Posted by: kraken at March 24, 2016 09:57 AM (sdxPm)

530 Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 09:54 AM (mw8Dm)

Too bad, I can't believe the stress those guys and gals work under!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 24, 2016 09:57 AM (wYnyS)

531 jwest ...

... I hear a lot of people say that about various countries. What always holds me back is the notion that those places can go bad in a hurry.

Visit ? Maaaaybe. Retire ? Not me.

Posted by: ScoggDog - Boorish Child at March 24, 2016 09:57 AM (zfvHs)

532 517 If he only used one shot, he should get a complete pass (and a medal). Multiple head-shots, however, is not proportionate response!
Posted by: Hrothgar at March 24, 2016 09:53 AM (wYnyS)

Yeah but he is fucked. The terrorist was down and out and not moving. I mean I don't give a rat's ass, but it was caught on film. One head shot
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 09:54 AM (mw8Dm)

Curious what the full context is. I can buy one head shot for an on-going firefight - don't want a downed enemy near you if said enemy isn't actually hit. Multiple,though...

OTOH, maybe he witnessed the guy offing a kid?

Doesn't get him out of trouble, but could have some affect on sentencing.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at March 24, 2016 09:57 AM (SYJKJ)

533 >>The actress they picked to play Wonder Woman looks the part,except her boobs are not big enough.

Eh, I'm an 'ette, but she's got a lot of other things going for her: she's beautiful, Israeli who was Miss Israel, a successful model and also served in the IDF. She was good in the Fast and Furious movies.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 24, 2016 09:57 AM (NOIQH)

534 518 When you're predecessor is Linda Carter, well...

Posted by: Damiano at March 24, 2016 09:54 AM (XItbt)

Well even the toon version from the good old days she had big-uns.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 24, 2016 09:57 AM (vvmPQ)

535 /sock off

Posted by: Dr. Emilio Lizardo aka Mortimer at March 24, 2016 09:57 AM (PGcw2)

536 Too bad, I can't believe the stress those guys and gals work under!
Posted by: Hrothgar at March 24, 2016 09:57 AM (wYnyS)


Hey we have US Military in the Brig for crap also

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 09:58 AM (mw8Dm)

537 Posted by: Blue Hen at March 24, 2016 09:48 AM (326rv)

This Max Boot fellow seems to have an odd regard for the foreign policy ability of the woman who floudered about as Secretary of State. If he did not have the official stamp of being Someone Big in politics, I would say he sounds like a total idiot.
Posted by: kraken

Now I'm starting to wonder whether this guy is the Designate Idiot.

he talks the elitist line about hating Trump, makes noises about 3rd party, throws a grudging, half-assed nod to Cruz, and makes more noise about Hillary.

this kinda sums up the crap we've been hearing since Trump failed to fail; unlike their carpool of clowns.

Will this be followed by the Party calling for unity so as to "avoid this unpleasantness"?

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 24, 2016 09:58 AM (326rv)

538 533 Yeah but W W without big tits is like Superman with a physique like Obama.

Posted by: steevy at March 24, 2016 09:58 AM (B48dK)

539 I see in addition to pork items being removed from the school menu in WA, Muslim students at Parkdale High in Maryland can leave class 10-minutes early to attend prayer sessions in the school library.

Posted by: Hank at March 24, 2016 09:59 AM (HrP/+)

540
Curious what the full context is. I can buy one head shot for an on-going firefight - don't want a downed enemy near you if said enemy isn't actually hit. Multiple,though...

OTOH, maybe he witnessed the guy offing a kid?

Doesn't get him out of trouble, but could have some affect on sentencing.
Posted by: DoublySymmetric at March 24, 2016 09:57 AM (SYJKJ)

Watch the video at Arutz Sheva

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 09:59 AM (mw8Dm)

541 >>Well even the toon version from the good old days she had big-uns.

And a cool I-can-still-see-the-outline invisible plane.

Posted by: General Zod at March 24, 2016 09:59 AM (Bdeb0)

542 512 Two new polls moved into the RCP average last night,
neither of them good for the GOP nominee.

Trump 39.0, Clinton 50.4, GOP -11.4

Posted by: redbanzai at March 24, 2016 09:52 AM (NPofj)



They need to post warning labels on these polls. I'm certain they have Ace curled up in the fetal position, with as much faith as he puts in them.

We're talking about an Emerson College poll that I printed the methodology to the other day. This one has a plus or minus 5% margin of error on the head to head between Trump and Cruz.

You can get just as accurate predictions by pissing on the dried bones of bats then interpreting the drip pattern.

Posted by: jwest at March 24, 2016 09:59 AM (Zs4uk)

543 don't want a downed enemy near you if said enemy isn't actually hit.

...

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at March 24, 2016 09:57 AM (SYJKJ)


You misspelled "peaceful protestor'!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 24, 2016 09:59 AM (wYnyS)

544 "No change for congress, GOP holds Senate and House.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 07:08 AM (RWmW1)

Trump is not the nominee."

I have simply succumbed to the pressure of the Trump fans. I figure it is easier to promote civility around here if we just admit their guy has won and move on. Focus on the reality of the general election.

We can be surprised later if it turns out to not be true

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 10:00 AM (r5eVN)

545 Oops, 'mostly peaceful protestor'!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 24, 2016 10:00 AM (wYnyS)

546 Max Boot. I'm starting to consider that title "senior fellow at" a cue for snickering and eye-rolling.

Posted by: Marco Rubio's Garbage at March 24, 2016 10:00 AM (4YUWF)

547 531 jwest ...

... I hear a lot of people say that about various countries. What always holds me back is the notion that those places can go bad in a hurry.

Visit ? Maaaaybe. Retire ? Not me.
Posted by: ScoggDog - Boorish Child at March 24, 2016 09:57 AM (zfvHs)

Had this conversation with my dad once. He was musing retirement to South America, citing the relative advantage of American currency. I said that's a nice idea and all, until one morning you wake up and find the government has nationalized your bank account, house, land, car, family pet and book collection.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 24, 2016 10:00 AM (0mRoj)

548 And a cool I-can-still-see-the-outline invisible plane.

Posted by: General Zod at March 24, 2016 09:59 AM (Bdeb0)


Tough break though for the Invisible Man...

Posted by: IP - My liver is cramping at March 24, 2016 10:00 AM (aQQbl)

549 >>Cause Hilldog handled that 3 AM call from Ambassador Stevens oh sooooo
well. I can see why Boot would choose her for her foreign policy
expertise. /sarc


You'd think Boot might be disturbed by Hillary's other activities in Libya, like setting up her own off the books intelligence group (and sharing intel with them, I assume), potentially sending in private soldiers to the border (based on emails), and sharing intel/colluding with a civilian business man who was set to gain a lot of clients if/when Qaddafi was ousted --- and funny that, he was, by Hillary.

Why would he or anyone else expect Hillary to act within the bounds of the law if she were POTUS?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 24, 2016 10:01 AM (NOIQH)

550 Truth is, it bothers methat I no longer get that sense of belonging here.

Yeah, I had that for awhile. I got over it when I decided to ignore and, better yet, stop participating in the political evangelizing.



Posted by: Witchdoktor at March 24, 2016 10:01 AM (eytER)

551
Meanwhile in California, Poverty redefined:

The City of Palo Alto is considering building and subsidizing new housing for families making $150,000 to $250,000, CBS SF reports.

Nearly anywhere else in the country, a family bringing in $250,000 a year is considered wealthy. In fact, this salary puts you in the wealthiest 3 percent of Americans.

But in Palo Alto, Calif., this income bracket sticks you in the middle class. This high-tech hub centered in the Silicon Valley's hot job market has the country's third-highest median family income among small cities at $167,408, according to a 2014 Money survey.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 24, 2016 10:02 AM (kdS6q)

552 "They need to post warning labels on these polls. I'm certain they have Ace curled up in the fetal position, with as much faith as he puts in them."

I offer a cautionary tale of doubting the validity of polls. You are very likely to be disappointed.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 10:02 AM (r5eVN)

553 Then again ... Who's to say OUR stuff won't be nationalized.

Posted by: ScoggDog - Boorish Child at March 24, 2016 10:02 AM (zfvHs)

554 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 24, 2016 10:02 AM (kdS6q)

You'd think that would signal that maybe, just maybe, cost of living in CA is way the hell out of whack.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 24, 2016 10:03 AM (0mRoj)

555 Hey we have US Military in the Brig for crap also

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 09:58 AM (mw8Dm)


Shirley, you know I did NOT mean to minimize that. But the IDF is at home fighting this sh*t!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 24, 2016 10:03 AM (wYnyS)

556 Posted by: jwest at March 24, 2016 09:59 AM (Zs4uk)

jwest, totally agree. I'm done with polls, and all this click bait "stuff" about the national politicking. For the sake of my sanity, and the sanity of everyone I'm associated with.
What is going to happen, will happen, and I'm not going to change the course of events by stroking out over it. Missus kraken is relieved by this attitude.

Posted by: kraken at March 24, 2016 10:03 AM (sdxPm)

557 Watch the video at Arutz Sheva
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 09:59 AM (mw8Dm)

I am looking for it, but am utterly failing at finding the video there...

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at March 24, 2016 10:03 AM (SYJKJ)

558 Does Obama know how to tango? That Drudge headline 'Obama attacks the dance floor' is pretty damn hilarious.

Posted by: IC at March 24, 2016 10:03 AM (a0IVu)

559 553 Then again ... Who's to say OUR stuff won't be nationalized.
Posted by: ScoggDog - Boorish Child at March 24, 2016 10:02 AM (zfvHs)

On our current trajectory I certainly can't rule that out in the long term.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 24, 2016 10:04 AM (0mRoj)

560 I offer a cautionary tale of doubting the validity of polls. You are very likely to be disappointed.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 10:02 AM (r5eVN

A handful of polls are honest and objective. Most of them not.
Posted by: Dick Morris

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 10:04 AM (voOPb)

561 Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 24, 2016 10:02 AM (kdS6q)


There's an economic lesson here somewhere, I just know there is...
What could it be?

Posted by: IP - My liver is cramping at March 24, 2016 10:04 AM (aQQbl)

562
Meanwhile, media going into unicorn ranching again:

Some of the biggest publishers in the US, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, have signed up to a new service that will allow them to charge readers on a per-article basis.

In total, 20 publishers, most of which already operate some form of paywall, have signed up as US launch partners with Blendle, the Dutch app that allows people to make micro-payments for individual articles.

http://tinyurl.com/golxq8e

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 24, 2016 10:05 AM (kdS6q)

563 On our current trajectory I certainly can't rule that out in the long term.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 24, 2016 10:04 AM (0mRoj)


Isn't it nice that the IRS knows exactly where your 401k is, and its current value?

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 24, 2016 10:06 AM (wYnyS)

564 In total, 20 publishers, most of which already operate some form of paywall, have signed up as US launch partners with Blendle, the Dutch app that allows people to make micro-payments for individual articles.

http://tinyurl.com/golxq8e

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 24, 2016 10:05 AM (kdS6q)

.25 cents to read MSM bullshit and propoganda

SIGN ME UP!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 24, 2016 10:06 AM (/D5Lf)

565 Man ... I'm really glad I'm out of the Army.

I never saw combat ... and did not ask to do so. But I have fired shots with intent before. And I know, without a doubt, that I would put a killing shot in a wounded enemy.

The ROI we put these kids under is bullshit. President ScoggDog would do things differently.

Posted by: ScoggDog - Boorish Child at March 24, 2016 10:07 AM (zfvHs)

566 "micro-payments for individual articles."


Huh. Think they'll start being really click-baity to entice people to pay?
Not like many articles are worth paying for now. SO in the future, every major news publisher will become Salon.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 24, 2016 10:07 AM (NOIQH)

567 In total, 20 publishers, most of which already operate some form of paywall, have signed up as US launch partners with Blendle, the Dutch app that allows people to make micro-payments for individual articles.

http://tinyurl.com/golxq8e
Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 24, 2016 10:05 AM (kdS6q)

*****

Well, sure. Cuz when you're competing with "free", micro payments totes make sense.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 24, 2016 10:07 AM (/ZRJR)

568 563 On our current trajectory I certainly can't rule that out in the long term.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 24, 2016 10:04 AM (0mRoj)

Isn't it nice that the IRS knows exactly where your 401k is, and its current value?
Posted by: Hrothgar at March 24, 2016 10:06 AM (wYnyS)

Thank you SO much for bringing that up. While you're at it, why don't you give me a nice paper cut and pour lemon juice on it?

Posted by: Insomniac at March 24, 2016 10:07 AM (0mRoj)

569 The median price for a home in Palo Alto, CA is $2.3 million. Those poor saps ONLY making $150K totally need a little subsidizing. Or they could live somewhere else and commute to their Palo Alto jobs.

Posted by: Hank at March 24, 2016 10:07 AM (HrP/+)

570 Missus kraken is relieved by this attitude.

Posted by: kraken at March 24, 2016 10:03 AM (sdxPm)



I've found that strong drink and good books are an partial antidote to the current political scene!
That said, have a good day all, I'm off to enjoy the warmth while I labor in the fields!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 24, 2016 10:08 AM (wYnyS)

571 Sorry, a micro payment is too much for the articles. They aren't worth that much.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 24, 2016 10:09 AM (Qvgg/)

572 Some poor Israeli Soldier is in trouble for shooting an injuried pali terrorist in the head.

Video is available--------Nevergiveup

All I can say is....nice shot.

Posted by: Tilikum KAW SPI at March 24, 2016 10:09 AM (+aCe4)

573 The printing press and the internet, huge leaps forward for literacy and civilization, have had a retrograde effect on Islam. That's my new opinion and it horrifies me.

Peak "moderate islam" was ~1500 AD.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 24, 2016 10:09 AM (VdICR)

574 Isn't it nice that the IRS knows exactly where your 401k is, and its current value?
Posted by: Hrothgar at March 24, 2016 10:06 AM (wYnyS)

I just assume any retirement planning is a lost cause, and hope I can keep doing something interesting that pays the bills.

But I still contribute to my plan, I just don't assume it won't be confiscated or repurposed in some fashion.

Posted by: Max Power at March 24, 2016 10:10 AM (QCc6B)

575
Had this conversation with my dad once. He was musing retirement to South America, citing the relative advantage of American currency. I said that's a nice idea and all, until one morning you wake up and find the government has nationalized your bank account, house, land, car, family pet and book collection.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 24, 2016 10:00 AM (0mRoj)


I've spent a lot of time in Buenos Aires and it sure seems a lot safer than Baltimore. As far as the government taking things, the trick is not having anything for them to take. Rent. Keep your money in the U.S. and wire in what you need.

The big thing is what the quality of life is for the dollar. For the same amount of money, can you rent a luxury apartment there for the same as a hovel here? Eat out every night as opposed to twice a month? Have a housekeeper, driver and cook or do it all yourself?

Posted by: jwest at March 24, 2016 10:10 AM (Zs4uk)

576 lemon juice on it?

Posted by: Insomniac at March 24, 2016 10:07 AM (0mRoj)


The IRS has approved the use of lemon juice with salt for such occasions!

Posted by: Hrothgar at March 24, 2016 10:10 AM (wYnyS)

577 Posted by: Insomniac at March 24, 2016 10:07 AM (0mRoj)

"At some point, you have too much money squirreled away..."
Socialism in shorthand.

Posted by: kraken at March 24, 2016 10:10 AM (sdxPm)

578 MH - What I am referring to is the snake oil I ended up selling in 2012 about inaccurate polling.

The RCP average in 2012 ended up being pretty accurate. All I am doing is posting that. If Trump starts to gain traction in the general election matchup, we will see it.

Polls say he will win the primaries. Polls say he will lose the general. There is time for opinions and attitudes to change. He could lose California and not be the nominee. He could win California in November and become the president.

We are only looking at the current attitude of the votes during this small slice of time.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 10:10 AM (r5eVN)

579
Dont see why they keep saying the terrorist was neutralized when his arms are free and he is not cuffed. The videos I see show a guy bleeding from his head - not being shot. But they arrested the soldier so someone witnessed something.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 24, 2016 10:11 AM (iQIUe)

580 >>much for bringing that up. While you're at it, why don't you give me a nice paper cut and pour lemon juice on it?

Insomniac, here's some fresh Kosher salt for that cut sprinkle sprinkle

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 10:12 AM (voOPb)

581 569
The median price for a home in Palo Alto, CA is $2.3 million. Those poor
saps ONLY making $150K totally need a little subsidizing. Or they could
live somewhere else and commute to their Palo Alto jobs.

Posted by: Hank at March 24, 2016 10:07 AM (HrP/+)


Union City is not too far from Silicon Valley and I used to have an apartment there which was affordable at the time. The problem is that Union City has been taken over by the 'Hispanics" and crime has gone through the roof.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 24, 2016 10:12 AM (vvmPQ)

582
Also in California:

The Minimum Wage Increases and Future Adjustments Initiative Statute it passed the 365,880-signature threshold needed to qualify for the November ballot.

If the initiative passes, the state's current $10 minimum would rise $1 an hour annually until it hits $15 in 2021. After that, the wage would be adjusted based on the California Consumer Price Index.

The initiative is sponsored by Service Employees International Union and United Healthcare Workers West.

http://tinyurl.com/j6r7a44

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 24, 2016 10:12 AM (kdS6q)

583 [Michelle] Obama said that as a girl, she was bombarded by messages that taught her
that "my voice was somehow less important; that how my body looked was
more important than how my mind worked; that being strong and powerful
and outspoken just wasn't appropriate or attractive for a girl."


So...she was getting this from Hollywood and fashion magazines?
I fail to see how this is an American failing, especially when she was growing up in the 70's, a time of rampant feminism, not the 50's.

Complain to your media pals, Obama, and stop slandering the rest of the country as being the ones who held you back.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 24, 2016 10:12 AM (NOIQH)

584 577 Posted by: Insomniac at March 24, 2016 10:07 AM (0mRoj)

"At some point, you have too much money squirreled away..."
Socialism in shorthand.
Posted by: kraken at March 24, 2016 10:10 AM (sdxPm)

You just know they get raging boners at the thought of getting their hands on the 3+ trillion dollars of 401k money that's out there.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 24, 2016 10:13 AM (0mRoj)

585 Now that Kasich momentum is a thing and all the polls shows Kasich handily beating Clinton, it's time for Trump and Cruz to get out and clear the path for a November victory.

Note to everyone Kasich, is the only one to ever get budget passed that balanced the Federal spending. While Trump was finding someone else to marry and Cruz was clerking to some judge Kasich was actually doing positive things for America.

Posted by: A Positive Vision for America at March 24, 2016 10:13 AM (LXJ1e)

586 Peak "moderate islam" was ~1500 AD.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 24, 2016 10:09 AM (VdICR)

Moderate Islam died stillborn in medina.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 24, 2016 10:13 AM (xuouz)

587 We are only looking at the current attitude of the votes during this small slice of time.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 10:10 AM (r5eVN)

-----

Yeah.... polling at this point has about as much accuracy as sports polling does.

See Michigan State, West Virginia, Xavier.

Yeah.... my brackets busted.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 24, 2016 10:13 AM (8XRCm)

588 I stopped paying IRA and 401K. Got out of all debt instead.

Will pull the IRA money the next time they so much as talk about a National Pension. I'll give up the 401K as a sacrifice. Maybe it will appease them.

Posted by: ScoggDog - Boorish Child at March 24, 2016 10:13 AM (zfvHs)

589 Where is the article about the multiple head shots?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 24, 2016 10:14 AM (/D5Lf)

590 The initiative is sponsored by Service Employees International Union and United Healthcare Workers West.

http://tinyurl.com/j6r7a44

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 24, 2016 10:12 AM (kdS6q)

****

Service Industry Robotics will be the new hot growth industry.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 24, 2016 10:15 AM (/ZRJR)

591 580 >>much for bringing that up. While you're at it, why don't you give me a nice paper cut and pour lemon juice on it?

Insomniac, here's some fresh Kosher salt for that cut sprinkle sprinkle


Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 10:12 AM (voOPb)

Thanks. You're a real pal.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 24, 2016 10:15 AM (0mRoj)

592 If I were an Israeli soldier, I'd put a notch in my gun stock for every Palestinian terrorist I shot in the head.

Posted by: Hank at March 24, 2016 10:15 AM (HrP/+)

593
In Superman news, Henry "Killed Another Franchise" Cavill, age 32, has a 19 year old girlfriend. Wanna see?:

http://tinyurl.com/jeenm7a

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 24, 2016 10:16 AM (kdS6q)

594 Light commenting this morning.



Posted by: steevy at March 24, 2016 07:30 AM

It's quiet. Too quiet....


Posted by: RedMindBlueState


Something will swim by.

http://cheezburger.com/8761316608

Posted by: DaveA at March 24, 2016 10:16 AM (DL2i+)

595 Or they could live somewhere else and commute to their Palo Alto jobs.
Posted by: Hank

High speed rail!!!!

Posted by: Gov Moonbeam at March 24, 2016 10:16 AM (326rv)

596 From what I have read, the original author of the Wonder Woman comics was not obsessed with her boobs. He had some kind of bondage fetish which is why she carried a golden rope and why they always tied her up when the bad guys captured her.


IMHO boob obsession is healthier.

Posted by: obnoxious ahole at March 24, 2016 10:18 AM (MpvuV)

597 Posted by: Tim in GA at March 24, 2016 10:15 AM (/ZRJR)

Doubtless they're crafting plans to engage the robots in a collective bargaining union.R2 D2 as the B.A.

Posted by: kraken at March 24, 2016 10:18 AM (sdxPm)

598 I don't think National Enquirer got as much out of that headline as they could have. I'm thinking more Ready Teddy Courts Quintet of Buxom Beauties.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at March 24, 2016 10:18 AM (Nwg0u)

599 way off topic....something is bothering me....after not wearing my watch for like six months...i finally took it in to get a battery.... i got it back after 3 weeks....i put it on and something just wasn't right....the watch had a blue face....this face is black.......i called my husband and asked him what color the face was...he said blue....i went back to the store and said this isn't my watch....the lady pulled up the records of me dropping it off...said you dropped off a black faced watch....she pulled up the original purchase documents and it said black faced watch.....i came home, the serial numbers match the paperwork in the box....no mention of the color......but i swear my watch was blue faced...i have an excellent memory, especially when it comes to colors....i've had the watch for 6 yrs and until the battery died i wore it pretty much every day...it is the ladies version of the one i got for my husband....his is blue....just like mine was.....there's no solution...i'm just bothered that i'm either in the early stages of dementia or i got ripped off....sadly, with the serial numbers matching....i'm afraid it's the former rather than the later......

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at March 24, 2016 10:19 AM (0O7c5)

600 Posted by: obnoxious ahole at March 24, 2016 10:18 AM (MpvuV)

Bettie Page would have been a great Wonder Woman.

Posted by: kraken at March 24, 2016 10:19 AM (sdxPm)

601 .i have an excellent memory, especially when it
comes to colors....i've had the watch for 6 yrs and until the battery
died i wore it pretty much every day...it is the ladies version of the
one i got for my husband....his is blue....just like mine
was.....there's no solution...i'm just bothered that i'm either in the
early stages of dementia or i got ripped off....sadly, with the serial
numbers matching....i'm afraid it's the former rather than the
later......


Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at March 24, 2016 10:19 AM (0O7c5)

Have any pics of the watch?

Posted by: Tami at March 24, 2016 10:20 AM (v0/PR)

602 Bettie Page would have been a great Wonder Woman.
Posted by: kraken at March 24, 2016 10:19 AM (sdxPm)

-----

Selma Hayek

Posted by: fixerupper at March 24, 2016 10:21 AM (8XRCm)

603 Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at March 24, 2016 10:19 AM (0O7c5)

----


Sometimes, there is a glitch in the matrix...

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 24, 2016 10:21 AM (Qvgg/)

604
THE WATCHFACE IS **BLUE**!!!!

Posted by: Captain Jean Luc Phoenix Girl at March 24, 2016 10:22 AM (8XRCm)

605 Selma Hayek
Posted by: fixerupper at March 24, 2016 10:21 AM (8XRCm)

***

Even better, Salma Hayek.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 24, 2016 10:22 AM (/ZRJR)

606 I offer a cautionary tale of doubting the validity of polls. You are very likely to be disappointed.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 10:02 AM (r5eVN

Yep. I won't be tying myself in knots to "unskew" ANYTHING this time around.

That said, we're a ways out from November, people's minds can change, and patience with our "you didn't build that" multi-culti betters is running out, even with (in fact especially with) the young radicals.

It's one thing to think the polls are skewed. It's another to think that the liberal safe-space thought bubble won't be able to stand up to the onslaught of reality for another 8 months.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 24, 2016 10:22 AM (xuouz)

607 Are people yellin' and hollerin' at each other yet?

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 24, 2016 10:23 AM (AroJD)

608 i'm just bothered that i'm either in the early stages of dementia or i
got ripped off....sadly, with the serial numbers matching....i'm afraid
it's the former rather than the later......




/It's Not a Tumah!

Kindergarten Cop

Posted by: Dr. Emilio Lizardo aka Mortimer at March 24, 2016 10:23 AM (RZWA7)

609 >>The median price for a home in Palo Alto, CA is $2.3 million.


It's not the price, it's the Taxes that get you.

Posted by: garrett at March 24, 2016 10:23 AM (MvFEq)

610 Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at March 24, 2016 10:19 AM (0O7c5)

It's a mood watch.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 24, 2016 10:23 AM (GzDYP)

611 Kasich voted for Bill Clinton's assault weapons ban. He is dead to me.

Posted by: obnoxious ahole at March 24, 2016 10:24 AM (MpvuV)

612 578 MH - What I am referring to is the snake oil I ended up selling in 2012 about inaccurate polling-

Oh i know Dave in Fla. I was just having fun. Love poking fun of Dick Morris. For example there are several pollsters here in WI that always have such wide spread numbers on WI races. The only one worth a damn is the Marquette Poll. It is usually spot on.

Its only March, so much can happen between now and the middle of November when the undecideds start making up their mind.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 10:24 AM (voOPb)

613 So...she was getting this from Hollywood and fashion magazines?
I fail to see how this is an American failing, especially when she was growing up in the 70's, a time of rampant feminism, not the 50's.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 24, 2016 10:12 AM (NOIQH)

Oh, yeah, during the era of "Maude" and Pam Greer movies and "I Am Woman" - she was getting messages to stay at home and bake?

What was she watching? Saudi National Television?

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 24, 2016 10:24 AM (u0lmX)

614 there's no solution...i'm just bothered that i'm either in the early stages of dementia or i got ripped off....sadly, with the serial numbers matching....i'm afraid it's the former rather than the later......
Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at March 24, 2016 10:19 AM (0O7c5)

I can't remember where my car is parked at work half the time. Don't even ask me what I wore to work yesterday. I think your mind is just preoccupied, like that of every other adult. Talk to a doctor if you want to be certain but it might just be that.

Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at March 24, 2016 10:24 AM (uz/Pv)

615 Selma Hayek
Posted by: fixerupper at March 24, 2016 10:21 AM (8XRCm)

***

Even better, Salma Hayek.
Posted by: Tim in GA at March 24, 2016 10:22 AM (/ZRJR)

----

Hey .... you focus on spelling.

Im focusing on her bewbs.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 24, 2016 10:24 AM (8XRCm)

616 607 Are people yellin' and hollerin' at each other yet?
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 24, 2016 10:23 AM (AroJD)

I've only seen some low-level grousing so far.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 24, 2016 10:24 AM (0mRoj)

617 609 >>The median price for a home in Palo Alto, CA is $2.3 million.


It's not the price, it's the Taxes that get you.
Posted by: garrett at March 24, 2016 10:23 AM (MvFEq

And if you have to ask, you probably can't afford it

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 10:25 AM (voOPb)

618 If I were an Israeli soldier, I'd put a notch in my gun stock for every Palestinian terrorist I shot in the head.
Posted by: Hank at March 24, 2016 10:15 AM (HrP/+)

I'd like to be pimps from Oakland or cowboys from Arizona but it's not Halloween. Grow up Peter Pan, Count Chocula.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 24, 2016 10:25 AM (xuouz)

619 'Am I Blue?' - PGirl's Watch (2016)

Posted by: garrett at March 24, 2016 10:25 AM (MvFEq)

620 In Witchdoktor's production, the part of Wonder Woman will be played by Christina Hendricks.

Posted by: Witchdoktor at March 24, 2016 10:25 AM (PFy0L)

621 Have any pics of the watch?


Posted by: Tami at March 24, 2016 10:20 AM (v0/PR)
not up close....i never insured it....i guess i should have then i'd have taken a picture.... i seriously hate this black faced watch.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at March 24, 2016 10:25 AM (0O7c5)

622 On the poll discussion.

If Hillary can win against anyone in any poll we have already lost.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at March 24, 2016 10:26 AM (P/aDH)

623 Are people yellin' and hollerin' at each other yet?
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 24, 2016 10:23 AM (AroJD)

*ding dong*

Hi, I was hoping you had a couple minutes today to talk about our lord and savior, [].

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 24, 2016 10:26 AM (xuouz)

624
.... and dont you make my watchface blue....

Posted by: Chrystal Gayle at March 24, 2016 10:26 AM (8XRCm)

625 Bettie Page would have been a great Wonder Woman.

Posted by: kraken at March 24, 2016 10:19 AM (sdxPm)



Christina Hendriks

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 24, 2016 10:27 AM (vvmPQ)

626 thank you for letting me vent...i love all your comments....i've been so confused since i picked the damn thing up yesterday......even my kids said....yeah, it was blue.....maybe we're all crazy....i think i'll just go trade it in for something else....

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at March 24, 2016 10:27 AM (0O7c5)

627 Shirley, you know I did NOT mean to minimize that. But the IDF is at home fighting this sh*t!
Posted by: Hrothgar at March 24, 2016 10:03 AM (wYnyS)


i know...that was just an aside

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 10:27 AM (mw8Dm)

628 ..i'm afraid it's the former rather than the later......
Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at March 24, 2016 10:19 AM

it's possible that under different light, the face looks blue-rather like that dress issue that apparently was the End of the World, according to the interwebs.


Posted by: Moki at March 24, 2016 10:27 AM (7q2ch)

629 Ok, whos gaslighting PGirl?
Give her back her watch...

Posted by: IP - My liver is cramping at March 24, 2016 10:27 AM (aQQbl)

630 Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at March 24, 2016 10:19 AM (0O7c5)

It's either ... "blue is the new black..." or there was a tear in spacetime and the other watch in the other dimension has a black face, ... or... your husband pays attention about as well as I do to my wifes stuff. Dementia doesn't seem like where I would go just now.

Posted by: kraken at March 24, 2016 10:28 AM (sdxPm)

631 I've only seen some low-level grousing so far.


And quailing. If anyone started anything worse I wood cock him.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 24, 2016 10:28 AM (1xUj/)

632 Posted by: obnoxious ahole at March 24, 2016 10:24 AM (MpvuV)

Trump is on record supporting the AWB at that time.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 24, 2016 10:28 AM (3jmxp)

633 I was gonna grouse, but I chickened out. Afraid I'd get banded.

Posted by: IP - My liver is cramping at March 24, 2016 10:29 AM (aQQbl)

634 so is there going to be a vr version of the hq?



Posted by: yankeefifth at March 24, 2016 10:29 AM (vb33c)

635 >>And quailing. If anyone started anything worse I wood cock him.


Oh, quit sniping at people.

Posted by: garrett at March 24, 2016 10:29 AM (MvFEq)

636 So...she was getting this from Hollywood and fashion magazines?

I'm going to guess the same place I got those messages 10 years later: my mother and public school.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at March 24, 2016 10:30 AM (d1RNN)

637 On the poll discussion.
If Hillary can win against anyone in any poll we have already lost.
Posted by: Buzzsaw at March 24, 2016 10:26 AM (P/aDH)

Then suckstart your sidearm.

Here's how I look at it.

Barack Obama has a 50% approval rating. Hillary Clinton is winning in the polls. This is because people have chosen not to pay attention. Even the most rabid liberal will admit that things have not gone according to plan. There is no justification for their performance. But social pressures have erected a mental barrier to admitting that. It's denial.

People need to be coaxed, nudged, or tossed over that barrier. Events like the Brussels attack (or the Paris attack, or whatever is coming next) create an environment where that's possible, but *someone must then make the argument.*

Our candidate will have to work for it, and work outside the boundaries of our existing discourse. It's the only way to restore sanity. We must go down to go up.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 24, 2016 10:30 AM (xuouz)

638
I've only seen some low-level grousing so far.
Posted by: Insomniac




A bit of back-sass and smart mouth too.....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 24, 2016 10:30 AM (kdS6q)

639 All this talk about attacks on refineries, chem and nuclear plants is purely academic. The next U.S. attacks will be on K-12 schools.

Posted by: Soona at March 24, 2016 10:30 AM (Fmupd)

640 California is going to vote to make more people poor by raising the minimum wage.

Libs cannot begin to fathom that wealth is a relative scale.

Posted by: I am Kasich, Son of Mailman at March 24, 2016 10:30 AM (v9gSJ)

641 First the caveat... I am luke cool about either Cruz or Trump, but I'm damned certain that either the criminal or the socialist would be magnitudes worse than either.

Just a quick offhand observation:

The line of thinking that Trump would necessarily be any more disposed to turning full on crack pot once in office than Cruz would be is irrational.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled living out the end of democracy as we know it scenario.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at March 24, 2016 10:30 AM (4ng05)

642 Phoenixgirl, I don't think you're going crazy. Watch shops do some crazy stuff.

I have a Citizen Aqualand Duplex dive watch that I've worn for years, dove with in three oceans, and so on. I needed to get the battery replaced so I took it to a Citizen-authorized dealer. The dealer told me they'd have to send it out because they didn't have the pressure testing equipment at the store. No problem, I get it. They call me a week later and have me pick up the watch.

Only one problem - the band is cut to pieces.

I ask "what the hell?!?" and they guy says "that's how we received it from you." I say "uh, no, that makes no sense...why would I give you the cut ends off a watchband anyway?" So I was raising a stink, pointed out that on the receipt they noted a scratch in the side of the casing but NO MENTION OF A CUT BAND and he threw a replacement band at me. Didn't even offer to install it.

Small consolation, the shop went out of business a couple of years later. But yeah, when I hear about watch shop shenanigans I can definitely relate.

Posted by: Witchdoktor at March 24, 2016 10:31 AM (PFy0L)

643 Yeah, regarding the Max Boot types, and Gope and "foreign policy," when they talk about foreign policy, even when they're talking about other things, they're always talking about letting in as many illegal mexicans as possible.

It is their holiest of holies.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 24, 2016 10:31 AM (TOk1P)

644 631 I've only seen some low-level grousing so far.


And quailing. If anyone started anything worse I wood cock him.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 24, 2016 10:28 AM (1xUj/)

You're such a loon.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 24, 2016 10:31 AM (0mRoj)

645 This may get willowed but

Finished my blog post which is review of a book.by my favorite fantasy writer, really enjoyed it

Link in nic

Posted by: @votermom at March 24, 2016 10:31 AM (cbfNE)

646 Obama dancing? Gag worthy....

Posted by: donna at March 24, 2016 10:31 AM (O2RFr)

647 Phoenixgirl, is it possible they changed the face?

Posted by: Tilikum KAW SPI at March 24, 2016 10:31 AM (u0kqM)

648 Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at March 24, 2016 10:19 AM (0O7c5)


At least you remembered you dropped a watch off to be repaired.

Mine would still be sitting at the jeweler.

Posted by: jwest at March 24, 2016 10:31 AM (Zs4uk)

649 You got me Joe.

I was going to vote Cruz in primary and Trump in general ... but what the hell ... guess I'll stay home in November rather than throw a vote in for The Golden Hair Weasel.

Posted by: ScoggDog - Boorish Child at March 24, 2016 10:31 AM (zfvHs)

650 583 [Michelle] Obama said that as a girl, she was bombarded by messages that taught her
that "my voice was somehow less important; that how my body looked was
more important than how my mind worked; that being strong and powerful
and outspoken just wasn't appropriate or attractive for a girl."


She was hearing voices as a girl? And they didn't like her either? Weird.

She should have told her parents; they might have been able to get her help and country would be far better off today.

Posted by: November can't come fast enough at March 24, 2016 10:31 AM (TxJGV)

651 >>Oh, yeah, during the era of "Maude" and Pam Greer movies and "I Am Woman" - she was getting messages to stay at home and bake?
What was she watching? Saudi National Television?


Heh. She talking out of her a$$, just like so many of today's feminists who need to pretend to have been marginalized because feminism succeeded with its original goals decades ago.

It's like all the Hollywood actresses, such as Jennifer Lawrence, whining about women being paid less. Really? Get a better agent, and take on the Hollywood studios. This is not a widespread problem in America, honey, it's your chosen occupation that is really, really sexist.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 24, 2016 10:32 AM (NOIQH)

652 Plowed through the morning thread, the headlines thread's 600 comments, and I was thinking, huh! the quality of commenting here today seems great.

Which is when I realized, well, sure, I wasn't commenting.

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 24, 2016 10:32 AM (GHHRC)

653 Testing

Posted by: Soona at March 24, 2016 10:32 AM (Fmupd)

654 Since we are talking about polling, and Ace being in a fetal position, one thing that IS being overblown right now is the "down ballot blowout" concern.

For all of the discussion going on, there are only 5 seats that are currently tossups; Nevada, Florida, New Hampshire, Illinois, and Wisconsin. 4 GOP and 1 Dem. Toomey, Burr, and Portman are still considered slightly favored to keep their seats.

Things could shift, but so far they haven't, despite months of certitude that Trump would be the nominee within the media.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 10:32 AM (r5eVN)

655 609 >>The median price for a home in Palo Alto, CA is $2.3 million.


It's not the price, it's the Taxes that get you.

Posted by: garrett at March 24, 2016 10:23 AM (MvFEq)


There's a gorgeous mansion about a half mile from where I live. It's for sale. Just out of curiosity I went on the Coldwell Banker website to see what the interior looks like.

The estimated property taxes are nearly $50,000 a year.

I got a little depressed when I realized that if someone gave me the house I still couldn't afford to live there.

Of course, it's chump change for Moo.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 24, 2016 10:32 AM (u0lmX)

656 Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at March 24, 2016 10:19 AM (0O7c5)


At least you remembered you dropped a watch off to be repaired.

Mine would still be sitting at the jeweler.

Posted by: jwest


I had a watch?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 24, 2016 10:32 AM (cHQtB)

657 639 All this talk about attacks on refineries, chem and nuclear plants is purely academic. The next U.S. attacks will be on K-12 schools.
Posted by: Soona at March 24, 2016 10:30 AM (Fmupd)

We're overdue for a Beslan. I'm surprised it hasn't happened by now.

Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at March 24, 2016 10:33 AM (uz/Pv)

658 Max Boot, a Council on Foreign Relations senior

fellow and former Rubio foreign policy adviser said he would choose

Clinton over both Trump and Cruz.

"I would consider a

conservative third party but would vote for Hillary over Trump -- not a

close call," he said. "Cruz [versus] Clinton is a closer call but on

foreign policy grounds I would probably vote for Hillary."

-
The Reset Button was genius! Genius I tell you!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at March 24, 2016 10:33 AM (Nwg0u)

659 @644

I'm going to duck the subject

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 10:33 AM (voOPb)

660 To be fair, after glancing through Mooch's Princeton thesis, I can see why her mother and teachers might tell her her brain wasn't going to get her anywhere.

Posted by: HR trinken trinken trinken at March 24, 2016 10:33 AM (d1RNN)

661 I've only seen some low-level grousing so far.


And quailing. If anyone started anything worse I wood cock him.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 24, 2016 10:28 AM (1xUj/)

You're such a loon.
Posted by: Insomniac at March 24, 2016 10:31 AM (0mRoj)

-----

Well.... Im pheasantly surprised by the lack of fowl puns this morning. Hope the rest of the day goes just as ducky.

Posted by: Chrystal Gayle at March 24, 2016 10:34 AM (8XRCm)

662 Selma Hayek

Posted by: fixerupper at March 24, 2016 10:21 AM (8XRCm)

***

Even better, Salma Hayek.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 24, 2016 10:22 AM (/ZRJR)

----

Hey .... you focus on spelling.



Im focusing on her bewbs.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 24, 2016 10:24 AM (8XRCm)


And really, she can't spell her name right, I don't hold that against her. I hold other things against her.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 24, 2016 10:34 AM (TOk1P)

663 We're just messin with ya! We'll change it back tomorrow.

Posted by: Watch Gnomes at March 24, 2016 10:34 AM (kTF2Z)

664 Good morning. So at my job I learned I was automatically signed up for a 401k but I have until March 28 to take my name off the list. With the possibility of another 2008 style market crash and the other possibility of the government coming in and taking over 401ks is it even worth it to have one these days? Should I look for other options outside my employer? Sorry for multiple questions, this has just been on my mind the past week.

Posted by: Serenity Now! at March 24, 2016 10:34 AM (BDZWU)

665 and I was thinking, huh! the quality of commenting here today seems great.
Which is when I realized, well, sure, I wasn't commenting.
Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 24, 2016 10:32 AM (GHHRC)


You and me both man.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 24, 2016 10:34 AM (xuouz)

666 Mine was a wooden watch.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at March 24, 2016 10:34 AM (jsWA8)

667 583 [Michelle] Obama said that as a girl, she was bombarded by messages that taught her
that "my voice was somehow less important; that how my body looked was
more important than how my mind worked; that being strong and powerful
and outspoken just wasn't appropriate or attractive for a girl."

So...she was getting this from Hollywood and fashion magazines?
I fail to see how this is an American failing, especially when she was growing up in the 70's, a time of rampant feminism, not the 50's.

Complain to your media pals, Obama, and stop slandering the rest of the country as being the ones who held you back.
Posted by: Lizzy at March 24, 2016 10:12 AM (NOIQH)

She and I are the same age, and I sure didn't get those messages. however, she got into princeton with a scholarship, and I was told I could go, but had better fork over the money. So yeah, her life was totes worse.

And for the record, I LIKE baking cookies.

Posted by: Moki at March 24, 2016 10:34 AM (7q2ch)

668
Forget Phoenixgal... I cant remember to take a sock off I put on five minute ago.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 24, 2016 10:35 AM (8XRCm)

669 Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 24, 2016 10:32 AM (u0lmX)

Imagine the monthly bill for Merry Maids?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 10:35 AM (voOPb)

670 >> $50,000 a year.


In ransom to the State so you can keep your shit.

America. What a country!

Posted by: garrett at March 24, 2016 10:35 AM (MvFEq)

671 Kasich's haunting dogged nemesis is "Other".

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 24, 2016 10:35 AM (VdICR)

672 >>To be fair, after glancing through Mooch's Princeton thesis, I can see
why her mother and teachers might tell her her brain wasn't going to get
her anywhere.

You have a point

Posted by: Lizzy at March 24, 2016 10:35 AM (NOIQH)

673 I'm going to duck the subject



We can get to 700 comments if we goose it.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 24, 2016 10:35 AM (cHQtB)

674 Well.... Im pheasantly surprised by the lack of fowl puns this morning. Hope the rest of the day goes just as ducky.

That was just fowl.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 24, 2016 10:36 AM (4WhSY)

675 i seriously hate this black faced watch.....



BOOM

Posted by: Al Sharpton's head at March 24, 2016 10:36 AM (TEE49)

676 Posted by: Serenity Now! at March 24, 2016 10:34 AM

Does your 401k give you investment options? I'd say take advantage of the break but if you're worried about a stock crash then focus your investments in money markets and maybe debt instruments instead of equities.

This investment advice is worth exactly what you paid for it.

Posted by: Witchdoktor at March 24, 2016 10:36 AM (PFy0L)

677 We can get to 700 comments if we goose it.

Duck,duck,goose?

Posted by: donna at March 24, 2016 10:36 AM (O2RFr)

678 um.. Hello?

Posted by: Dan Quail at March 24, 2016 10:37 AM (aQQbl)

679 >>Well.... Im pheasantly surprised by the lack of fowl puns this morning. Hope the rest of the day goes just as ducky.

Nothin' to crow about.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 24, 2016 10:37 AM (NOIQH)

680 >>And for the record, I LIKE baking cookies.


**Whistles at Moki**

Posted by: garrett at March 24, 2016 10:37 AM (MvFEq)

681 I have simply succumbed to the pressure of the Trump
fans. I figure it is easier to promote civility around here if we just
admit their guy has won and move on. Focus on the reality of the
general election.



We can be surprised later if it turns out to not be true

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 10:00 AM (r5eVN)

Mob pressure is such an ugly thing Also, treating Trump like a fait accompli seems to encourage the idea that the nomination will have been stolen if he doesn't get it so: riots. Heck, even Trump is suggesting that course of action if he loses a contested convention.


I will only quote Yogi Berra here "it ain't over til it's over." and say I will work to make sure Trump is not the guy when it's over.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 24, 2016 10:37 AM (NPofj)

682 Posted by: Serenity Now! at March 24, 2016 10:34 AM (BDZWU)

You don't have to put your 401 k in the market. You can put it in a stable money market fund . Won't make anything but you won't lose. The 401K can still defer your tax bill and if your employer is doing any matching, not participating is just throwing money away.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 24, 2016 10:38 AM (3jmxp)

683 um.. Hello?

Posted by: Dan Quail at March 24, 2016 10:37 AM (aQQbl)



What?

Posted by: Ronald Ray Gun at March 24, 2016 10:38 AM (PFy0L)

684 Posted by: Serenity Now! at March 24, 2016 10:34 AM (BDZWU)

If your employer matches your 401k contribution you should absolutely keep it up to the percent match.
If you are young, pick the lowest cost index fund they allow you to pick.

Posted by: @votermom at March 24, 2016 10:38 AM (cbfNE)

685 664 Good morning. So at my job I learned I was automatically signed up for a 401k but I have until March 28 to take my name off the list. With the possibility of another 2008 style market crash and the other possibility of the government coming in and taking over 401ks is it even worth it to have one these days? Should I look for other options outside my employer? Sorry for multiple questions, this has just been on my mind the past week.
Posted by: Serenity Now! at March 24, 2016 10:34 AM (BDZWU)

I'd put in only what the company is willing to match.

After that, pay off debt like mad.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at March 24, 2016 10:38 AM (SYJKJ)

686 >>i seriously hate this black faced watch...


I'm wearing it to the party.

Posted by: Ted Danson at March 24, 2016 10:38 AM (MvFEq)

687 [Michelle] Obama said that as a girl, she was bombarded by messages that taught her
that "my voice was somehow less important; that how my body looked was
more important than how my mind worked; that being strong and powerful
and outspoken just wasn't appropriate or attractive for a girl."

Spoken like a typical ugly girl of mediocre intelligence.

Posted by: Damiano at March 24, 2016 10:39 AM (XItbt)

688 Well.... Im pheasantly surprised by the lack of fowl puns this morning. Hope the rest of the day goes just as ducky.

That was just fowl.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 24, 2016 10:36 AM (4WhSY)

----

Ah... sniping from the sidelines. Im starling to think the thread is going to the birds.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 24, 2016 10:39 AM (8XRCm)

689 678 um.. Hello?
Posted by: Dan Quail at March 24, 2016 10:37 AM (aQQbl)

Potato(e)

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at March 24, 2016 10:39 AM (SYJKJ)

690 i seriously hate this black faced watch.....

Racisssss!!!!

Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs at March 24, 2016 10:39 AM (kXzR8)

691 Well, it's late. The early worm does catch the worm

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 10:39 AM (voOPb)

692 670 >> $50,000 a year.


In ransom to the State so you can keep your shit.

America. What a country!

Posted by: garrett at March 24, 2016 10:35 AM (MvFEq)

Yeah you're not buying anything, you're just renting it from the government.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 24, 2016 10:40 AM (3jmxp)

693 "Kasich seems like that weird guy in the rest room who pees with his hands on his hips."

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 24, 2016 10:40 AM (VdICR)

694 The left has the power to make islam sympathetic and christianity evil in the public eye. It turns men into women and abortion by vivisection into a fundamental right to be carried out with my money, and yours. It paints government funded heroin dispensaries as charity and homeschooling as indoctrination.

They will make whoever resists them look vile, hypocritical, evil, and most subtly and sinister of all, ridiculous.

But the battle must be joined with whatever weapon we have at hand. To spit the bit because you realize you haven't the stomach to stand your ground in the face of their propaganda is no less a capitulation than the suicidal embrace of "refugees" in Europe.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 24, 2016 10:40 AM (xuouz)

695 A longtime NFL reporter revealed Wednesday the NFL agreed to a deal where the Los Angeles Rams then St. Louis didnt have to do HBOs Hard Knocks series in 2014 if they drafted Michael Sam.

Figures

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 10:40 AM (mw8Dm)

696 hat was just fowl.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 24, 2016 10:36 AM


not so fast...let's not pigeon hole him

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 24, 2016 10:41 AM (ZQfW9)

697 >>And for the record, I LIKE baking cookies.

Me, too!

And while I am a little bit younger than Michelle, I remember having friends whose moms worked (as things like judges, not secretaries), and even had a few friends whose moms walked out on their families to "find themselves" (which apparently is always in California). A lot of grrrl power even back in the late 70's/early 80's.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 24, 2016 10:41 AM (NOIQH)

698
Selma Hayek

Posted by: fixerupper at March 24, 2016 10:21 AM (8XRCm)
________________________

I'd hit it....

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at March 24, 2016 10:41 AM (HSmrB)

699 680-what kind do you like?

Im thinking we ought to consider a MoMee potluck at some point. There are some seriously amazing cooks on this site (CBD and Artisanal 'ette, I'm looking at y'all) so a potluck would be an outstanding way to meet up and show off.

Just sayin.

Posted by: Moki at March 24, 2016 10:41 AM (7q2ch)

700 I've only seen some low-level grousing so far.

And quailing. If anyone started anything worse I wood cock him.

You're such a loon.


Civil discourse? That's hard to swallow.

Posted by: Dr. Emilio Lizardo aka Mortimer at March 24, 2016 10:41 AM (TEE49)

701 >>There's a gorgeous mansion about a half mile from where I live. It's for sale. Just out of curiosity I went on the Coldwell Banker website to see what the interior looks like.

>>The estimated property taxes are nearly $50,000 a year.

Back in the day, Newport, RI was a play land of the uber rich. I'm talking about the Vanderbilts of the world. They built enormous mansions that they would refer to as their "summer cottages". One of them was featured in the opening scene of True Lies when it was portrayed as some European castle.

Most are still standing and almost all of them have been donated to the city and are open as tourist attractions because nobody can afford to pay the taxes. Way into the 6 figures annually.

When taxes are so high that it is cheaper to just give your house to the government, even if it's a mansion, something seems wrong.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 24, 2016 10:42 AM (/tuJf)

702 Imagine the monthly bill for Merry Maids?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 10:35 AM (voOPb)


Ha! When talking about the lovely and very pricey homes on N. Lake Drive, I have heard women say, "well, who would want to clean that?"

Puh-leeze. Like anybody living in those homes is getting out the mop and bucket on Saturday morning.

You walk past those homes on a summer day and there are landscaping trucks all over the place and everyone clipping the scrubs is Mexican.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 24, 2016 10:43 AM (u0lmX)

703
Thrush. Thrush.

I thought I heard you calling my now.

Posted by: Deep Purple..... gets in on the puns at March 24, 2016 10:43 AM (8XRCm)

704 401K? What's in your safe?

Posted by: William DeWeathervane at March 24, 2016 10:43 AM (FkBIv)

705 So the Rams had a win win deal. Take Sam with a 7th round pick, look good to the Ghey Maffia, don't have the HBO cameras around.

7th round picks usually don't make it

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 10:43 AM (voOPb)

706 621
Have any pics of the watch?




Posted by: Tami at March 24, 2016 10:20 AM (v0/PR)
not up
close....i never insured it....i guess i should have then i'd have taken
a picture.... i seriously hate this black faced watch.....


Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at March 24, 2016 10:25 AM (0O7c5)


But now you have something to put on your Christmas list for hubby.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 24, 2016 10:43 AM (vvmPQ)

707 Civil discourse? That's hard to swallow.
Posted by: Dr. Emilio Lizardo aka Mortimer at March 24, 2016 10:41 AM (TEE49)

These borderline sexual puns are a cardinal sin of the morning threads. Next you'll be going on about tits.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 24, 2016 10:44 AM (xuouz)

708 Fine, I'll do it...

That's hard to swallow.
Posted by: Dr. Emilio Lizardo aka Mortimer at March 24, 2016 10:41 AM (TEE49)



That's what she said......

Posted by: IP at March 24, 2016 10:44 AM (aQQbl)

709 When taxes are so high that it is cheaper to just give your house to the government, even if it's a mansion, something seems wrong.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 24, 2016 10:42 AM (/tuJf)

Weird. It's almost as if when you tax something, you get less of it.

Naw, that can't possibly be right.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at March 24, 2016 10:44 AM (SYJKJ)

710 After that, pay off debt like mad.
Posted by: DoublySymmetric at March 24, 2016 10:38 AM (SYJKJ)


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


It's the best-kept secret in the U.S. today. Become as debt-free as possible, and enjoy financial security now and in the future.

Posted by: Soona at March 24, 2016 10:44 AM (Fmupd)

711
True Story.

My wife taught Michael Sams boyfriend in grade school.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 24, 2016 10:44 AM (8XRCm)

712 7th round picks usually don't make it
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 10:43 AM (voOPb)

Damn right. You better be 6th round

Posted by: Tom Brady at March 24, 2016 10:44 AM (mw8Dm)

713 Next you'll be going on about tits.

And we're back to Salma Hayek.

I love when things go full circle.

Speaking of things being circular...Salma Hayek!

Posted by: Witchdoktor at March 24, 2016 10:45 AM (PFy0L)

714 True Story.

My wife taught Michael Sams boyfriend in grade school.
Posted by: fixerupper at March 24, 2016 10:44 AM (8XRCm)

Do I see a book in her future?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 10:45 AM (mw8Dm)

715 *hanging the curve*

Posted by: Dr. Emilio Lizardo aka Mortimer at March 24, 2016 10:46 AM (TEE49)

716
(OYO)


mmmmmm..... Salma Hayek

Posted by: fixerupper at March 24, 2016 10:46 AM (8XRCm)

717 And thanks to Blue Moon locking up on me for this site (doesn't like AOS comment threads) I am now about 50 posts behind.


So now thanks to cable modem verification FF will not call up Ace home page (404 error) and Blue Moon does it's periodic lockup on Ace Comment threads. Both work fine though on other sites.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 24, 2016 10:46 AM (vvmPQ)

718 If the company matches the 401K contribution, then maximize it up to the point where they no longer match. It is additional compensation that you won't get otherwise.

Beyond that, choose a mix of funds to match your personal tolerance for risk.

I started 6% of my income at my company 15 years ago, with the matching and compound interest, I have well over $500K in it now.

Most 401Ks also allow you to borrow against the balance. The beauty of these loans is the interest you pay is to yourself.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 10:46 AM (r5eVN)

719 The catcalls Michelle got from guys probably weren't meant to be demeaning at all. They called out, with all sincerity:

"Hope you play good defense next season! I've love to see you in the Superbowl!"

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 24, 2016 10:47 AM (u0lmX)

720 This thread dovetails nicely with my lack of motivation to do any actual work this morning.

Hey, a pun and a corporate buzzword. Bonus!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 24, 2016 10:47 AM (kTF2Z)

721 My wife taught Michael Sams boyfriend in grade school.
Posted by: fixerupper at March 24, 2016 10:44 AM (8XRCm)

Do I see a book in her future?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 10:45 AM (mw8Dm)

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Nah.... with a name like Commisano.... his family has "connections".

Posted by: fixerupper at March 24, 2016 10:47 AM (8XRCm)

722 What was that movie where Hayek played Una Brow?

Posted by: kraken at March 24, 2016 10:48 AM (sdxPm)

723 What's it like to have a retirement plan that doesn't have a soon-to-be-ex-wife's grubby mitts hovering in the background...?

Posted by: Witchdoktor at March 24, 2016 10:48 AM (PFy0L)

724 So I can't manage a comment all morning and this is how flocked up things get...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, turkey ain't all that's stuffed at March 24, 2016 10:48 AM (V1M8q)

725 #blackwatchfacesmatter!

Posted by: Landofskybluewater at March 24, 2016 10:49 AM (LASN0)

726 The catcalls Michelle got from guys probably weren't meant to be demeaning at all.

I heard some of those catcalls:

Qa PLah!!!

'IwlIj jachjaj!

qamuSHa'



I denounce myself.

Posted by: Witchdoktor at March 24, 2016 10:49 AM (eytER)

727 After that, pay off debt like mad.

Or contrarily rack up as much as you can buying useful stuff before the big kablooie or until the actual currency devaluation matches the phantasmagorical rate of inflation.

Posted by: DaveA at March 24, 2016 10:49 AM (DL2i+)

728 Let's take a moment to thank the president for confining this-has-nothing-to-do-with-Islam radicalism to Asia, Africa, and Europe with only a certain amount of splash over in Australia and the Americas. Antarctica remains free of terrorism.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at March 24, 2016 10:49 AM (Nwg0u)

729 >>What was that movie where Hayek played Una Brow?


Frida.

Posted by: garrett at March 24, 2016 10:50 AM (MvFEq)

730 Kasich can win Ohio.

Posted by: A Positive Vision for America at March 24, 2016 10:50 AM (LXJ1e)

731 The USS Cyclops is also still missing, but there are some clues out there

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 24, 2016 07:45 AM (Qvgg/)


I'll keep an eye out for it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 24, 2016 10:50 AM (/i7Ua)

732 What's it like to have a retirement plan that doesn't have a soon-to-be-ex-wife's grubby mitts hovering in the background...?

That's called a secret safety deposit box you rented the day after you got married.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 24, 2016 10:50 AM (3jmxp)

733 Not to egg y'all on, but when folks start feathering the thread with avian puns, it's a sure sign the thread is past its best laying years. Time for a nood to which everyone can fly. Nest paw?

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 24, 2016 10:50 AM (GHHRC)

734 I had a watch?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 24, 2016 10:32 AM (cHQtB)


I guess it's pretty insensitive of us to be complaining about wrist watches when a woman had her whole arm ripped off because of Trump.

Posted by: jwest at March 24, 2016 10:50 AM (Zs4uk)

735 The USS Cyclops is also still missing, but there are some clues out there

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 24, 2016 07:45 AM (Qvgg/)


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Vana... I like to by a vowel.

I'll take an eye....

Posted by: fixerupper at March 24, 2016 10:51 AM (8XRCm)

736 >> The catcalls Michelle got from guys probably weren't meant to be demeaning at all.

> I heard some of those catcalls:


YOU SUCK, EWING!

Posted by: garrett at March 24, 2016 10:51 AM (MvFEq)

737 I'd put in only what the company is willing to match.

After that, pay off debt like mad.
Posted by: DoublySymmetric at March 24, 2016 10:38 AM (SYJKJ)

Words of wisdom, there.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at March 24, 2016 10:51 AM (kKHcp)

738 See WZ. WaPo knows who's to blame for this-has-nothing-to-do-with-Islam radicalism in Brussels.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at March 24, 2016 10:52 AM (Nwg0u)

739 Fort Gordon, GA is locked down, not an exercise. No idea what the cause is.

Posted by: Country Singer at March 24, 2016 10:52 AM (uiwCw)

740 727 After that, pay off debt like mad.

Or contrarily rack up as much as you can buying useful stuff before the big kablooie or until the actual currency devaluation matches the phantasmagorical rate of inflation.
Posted by: DaveA at March 24, 2016 10:49 AM (DL2i+)

True. Bonus points if you can get some of those negative interest rates the central banks are talking about.*

*That's where you pay the bank to hold your money, but they pay you to take out a loan... Which I think creates some logic issues, but whatever. More money!

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at March 24, 2016 10:52 AM (SYJKJ)

741 Posted by: garrett at March 24, 2016 10:50 AM (MvFEq)

There's a whole lot of waxing jokes to be made, garrett, but in the interests of niceness and so forth, I shall resist.

Posted by: kraken at March 24, 2016 10:52 AM (sdxPm)

742 I guess it's pretty insensitive of us to be
complaining about wrist watches when a woman had her whole arm ripped
off because of Trump.

Posted by: jwest at March 24, 2016 10:50 AM (Zs4uk)

And the JEG has wrists too weak to wear one.

Posted by: IP at March 24, 2016 10:53 AM (aQQbl)

743 Vic, a bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bush.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 10:53 AM (voOPb)

744 Nest paw?
Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 24, 2016 10:50 AM (GHHRC)


Ooooh.

Ahhhh.

Such degree of difficulty.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 24, 2016 10:53 AM (xuouz)

745 739 Fort Gordon, GA is locked down, not an exercise. No idea what the cause is.

Posted by: Country Singer at March 24, 2016 10:52 AM (uiwCw)


Probably some liberal across the street saw someone with a gun.

Posted by: jwest at March 24, 2016 10:53 AM (Zs4uk)

746 YOU SUCK, EWING!
Posted by: garrett at March 24, 2016 10:51 AM (MvFEq)

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**furious wipes Diet Dr Pepper off monitor....

Posted by: fixerupper at March 24, 2016 10:53 AM (8XRCm)

747 omg...you people are cracking me up....

tillikum...i'm thinking maybe they put the back with the serial numbers on the wrong watch...hopefully...some broad will get a blue faced watch back and complain and we can resolve the whole thing....i have the original box, and the certificate of ownership....it just doesn't reference the face color......

witch

change the battery but don't worry about the band!? lol....as if....

vic.....i have to wait 'till Christmas?????? crap!!!!!!!



Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at March 24, 2016 10:53 AM (0O7c5)

748 The curse of the people who can't stop making puns
...a medical condition called Witzelsucht...
BBC
http://bbc.in/21IZ4wX

h/t Bird Dog @ Maggie's Farm

It's a real Seamus when people suffer from Witzelsucht.

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 24, 2016 10:53 AM (GHHRC)

749 Any chance Barack can beat Michele Obama in a One-on-One game?

Posted by: garrett at March 24, 2016 10:54 AM (MvFEq)

750 9 Fort Gordon, GA is locked down, not an exercise. No idea what the cause is.
Posted by: Country Singer

Considering these times, probably some microagressing.

Posted by: kraken at March 24, 2016 10:54 AM (sdxPm)

751 743
Vic, a bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bush.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 10:53 AM (voOPb)

???????

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 24, 2016 10:54 AM (vvmPQ)

752 "Hating John Kasich"

Vanity Fair quotes AoS commenter. Knock that off your bucket list.
http://tinyurl.com/hmthqo6

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 24, 2016 10:54 AM (VdICR)

753 746 YOU SUCK, EWING!
Posted by: garrett at March 24, 2016 10:51 AM (MvFEq)

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**furious wipes Diet Dr Pepper off monitor....

I just got it....

Posted by: donna at March 24, 2016 10:54 AM (O2RFr)

754 739 Fort Gordon, GA is locked down, not an exercise. No idea what the cause is.
Posted by: Country Singer at March 24, 2016 10:52 AM (uiwCw)


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Uh oh. Someone made made a bad remark in sensitivity class.

Posted by: Soona at March 24, 2016 10:55 AM (Fmupd)

755 750 9 Fort Gordon, GA is locked down, not an exercise. No idea what the cause is.
Posted by: Country Singer

Considering these times, probably some microagressing.

Someone write Trump! in chalk on the sidewalk?

Posted by: donna at March 24, 2016 10:55 AM (O2RFr)

756 Any chance Barack can beat Michele Obama in a One-on-One game?
Posted by: garrett at March 24, 2016 10:54 AM (MvFEq)

Nope. And the sport doesnt matter.


Basketball
Powerlifting
Sprinting
Greco Roman Wrestling

... the President gets his ass kicked.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 24, 2016 10:55 AM (8XRCm)

757 Vic

You were behind with comments add in a bird pun without cut & paste & result is epic failure

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 10:56 AM (voOPb)

758 So I saw over at HotAir where Supreme Court justices are openly advocating in favor (or against) positions now instead of just hearing cases.

I'm certain that nothing at all bad could ever come of shit like this.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at March 24, 2016 10:56 AM (4ng05)

759
Basketball
Powerlifting
Sprinting
Greco Roman Wrestling

... the President gets his ass kicked.

But He rides a mean girls bike....

Posted by: donna at March 24, 2016 10:56 AM (O2RFr)

760 It's a real Seamus when people suffer from Witzelsucht.

They have no idea what they're muldoon.

Posted by: Andrew 'Dice' Clay at March 24, 2016 10:56 AM (TEE49)

761 I sure hope the Kasich fan is a sock.

Because if it isn't then even his hired trolls suck compared to Trump's hired trolls.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 10:57 AM (r5eVN)

762 Kasich can win Ohio.

Posted by: A Positive Vision

As goes Ohio ...

Posted by: Jean at March 24, 2016 10:57 AM (cXiMR)

763 Any chance Barack can beat Michele Obama in a One-on-One game?
Posted by: garrett at March 24, 2016 10:54 AM (MvFEq)

Maybe at spades. But just because she doesn't play.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 24, 2016 10:57 AM (xuouz)

764 where the hell did Dice come from?

Posted by: Dr. Emilio Lizardo aka Mortimer at March 24, 2016 10:57 AM (TEE49)

765 I have failed for the last twenty minutes to come up with a pun based on partridge, ptarmigan, or timberdoodle, and I've failed.

Eider thought I'd come up with something by now. I'm feeling down.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 24, 2016 10:58 AM (1xUj/)

766 Another vidoe of a pali messing with the Isreali flag at a memorial in Brussels with people no doing a damn thing. The last think I wd want to see are pali flags at these memorial ssince they are the terrorist shits.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 24, 2016 10:58 AM (iQIUe)

767 The catcalls Michelle got from guys probably weren't meant to be demeaning at all.

I heard some of those catcalls:

Qa PLah!!!

'IwlIj jachjaj!

qamuSHa'



I denounce myself.-----Witchdoktor

tlhIngan Hol vIjatlhtaHvIS, chay' dork vIjatlh?

Posted by: Tilikum KAW SPI at March 24, 2016 10:58 AM (+aCe4)

768 Fort Gordon, GA is locked down, not an exercise. No idea what the cause is.
Posted by: Country Singer

Considering these times, probably some microagressing.



Who farted?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 24, 2016 10:58 AM (cHQtB)

769 YOU SUCK, EWING!
Posted by: garrett at March 24, 2016 10:51 AM (MvFEq)


Now, that's funny.

Posted by: auscolpyr at March 24, 2016 10:58 AM (suO/a)

770 Any chance Barack can beat Michele Obama in a One-on-One game?
Posted by: garrett at March 24, 2016 10:54 AM (MvFEq)

Maybe at spades. But just because she doesn't play.

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WHAT THE HELL IS GOIN ON UP IN HEYAH?!?!?!?!

DTRAIGHT UP RAAAAAACISM

Posted by: Reverand Al at March 24, 2016 10:58 AM (8XRCm)

771 752 "Hating John Kasich"

Vanity Fair quotes AoS commenter. Knock that off your bucket list.
http://tinyurl.com/hmthqo6

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 24, 2016 10:54 AM (VdICR)


Well, at least Vanity Fair knows where to come for an anti-Kasich quote.

Posted by: jwest at March 24, 2016 10:58 AM (Zs4uk)

772 761 I sure hope the Kasich fan is a sock.

Because if it isn't then even his hired trolls suck compared to Trump's hired trolls.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at March

Someone said Kasich is getting Soros $$$. Makes sense.

Posted by: Golfman at March 24, 2016 10:59 AM (PguiT)

773 Not sure how two inches of Tom Hiddlestons bare bum is considered porn. BBC is never shy about showing tits.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 24, 2016 10:59 AM (iQIUe)

774 Kasich is awful. Trump is worse.

Posted by: Candidate No. 9 at March 24, 2016 10:59 AM (uGddX)

775 Somebody did it.... MUMRjuice, MUMRjuice....,
(although, I gotta say, without the summoning,I wouldn't know when to start packing it in....)

Posted by: kraken at March 24, 2016 10:59 AM (sdxPm)

776 i am increasingly getting the feeling that should a republican be elected president, the shtf (shit hits the fan which i won't spell out because of crude language) in so many areas being propped up by corrupt media and institutions.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 24, 2016 10:59 AM (WTSFk)

777 Do we make it to 1000? Only on a wing and a prayer.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 24, 2016 10:59 AM (kTF2Z)

778 Want to know how bad this hippie bullshit is getting?

Listening to K2 radio at work, a "Fox affililiate" supposedly, the Sheriff of Laramie county, WY (Cheyenne), Sheriff Glick, had a very special message for the citizens of Wyoming. We need to stop all that islamophobia, because muslims are good people. But be vigilant.

Thanks Sheriff Glick. I feel much more secure knowing that islamopolgists have even infested Wyoming law enforcement.

Posted by: The Highland Pipes at March 24, 2016 10:59 AM (SrBKO)

779 where the hell did Dice come from?
Posted by: Dr. Emilio Lizardo aka Mortimer at March 24, 2016 10:57 AM (TEE49)

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Diceland??

Posted by: fixerupper at March 24, 2016 10:59 AM (8XRCm)

780 PhoenixG: Some years ago I bought my wife (WHAT A DEAL) a kinda-sorta expensive watch as a surprise (which means I got a hell of a deal on it). After short use, she let me know that the white, or was it metallic, on pearlescent dial just wasn't working for her. Closer questioning led to the sad realization that it was time for bifocals, which did not help my problem a bit. Off I went to several quality jewelers to see if the numbers could be touched-up in a higher contrast color. The all told me that changing a watch face, or anything on it, was considered incredibly difficult and I would be better off to just buy another watch. Conflict of interest, one might say, but there you have it. It's much more likely that they "had a problem" with the original modular action of the watch and just swapped it out. Mid-range Swiss-made digital actions seem to have issues with the date dial dragging. Sad experience talking here.

Reminds me of a story though, about leaving things for service. A sailor on a cruiser at Nahfuk left his shoes in a local shop to be re-soled. WWII broke out on short notice, and as things happened he never got back there in the whole course of action. Decades later, he got an invitation to a ship's reunion, and it was going to be at Nahfuk. Going through his souvenirs, he found the check-ticket from the shoe shop, looked them up on a whim, and to his surprise they were still in business! Looking forward to a good joke and a joyous homecoming, he marched into the shop an plopped that ancient ticket on the counter. And the shoemaker said...

"Ah, yes. Your shoes will be ready Tuesday."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 24, 2016 11:00 AM (xq1UY)

781 Glenn Beck is seldom right. But he was when he called Katshit a SOB

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 11:00 AM (voOPb)

782 A longtime NFL reporter revealed Wednesday the NFL agreed to a deal where the Los Angeles Rams then St. Louis didnt have to do HBOs Hard Knocks series in 2014 if they drafted Michael Sam... Figures
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 24, 2016 10:40 AM (mw8Dm)


Cited below.

It's social engineering all the way down.

cbsloc.al/1Rmi1k4

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 24, 2016 11:00 AM (xuouz)

783 Timberdoodle? What kind of dog is that?

Posted by: Tilikum KAW SPI at March 24, 2016 11:00 AM (u0kqM)

784 I will only quote Yogi Berra here "it ain't over til it's over." and say I will work to make sure Trump is not the guy when it's over.
Posted by: redbanzai at March 24, 2016 10:37 AM (NPofj)

I don't dare predict anything in this crazy year but I haver a gut feeling that if he doesn't get the 1237 before the deadline, he won't be the nominee. Probably just wishful thinking, but with everything he's said and done, including the tweets he shit out last night, I have to believe he won't be the nominee for our highest office. .

Posted by: stace at March 24, 2016 11:00 AM (ozZau)

785 My family had a Pizzeria in White Plains, NY.
Patrick Ewing must have had a girlfriend in the neighborhood, because he would occasionally come in and would frequently be seen walking by.

Shout outs of "YOU SUCK EWING!" were a near constant phenomena.

Posted by: garrett at March 24, 2016 11:00 AM (MvFEq)

786 Fort Gordon, GA is locked down, not an exercise. No idea what the cause is.

They spotted someone with a Chik-Fil-A bag?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 24, 2016 11:00 AM (4WhSY)

787 Any chance Barack can beat Michele Obama in a One-on-One game?>>>

He better not challenge her to a game of Hockey. Her hip check must be deadly.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at March 24, 2016 11:01 AM (P/aDH)

788 Timberdoodle? What kind of dog is that?
Posted by: Tilikum KAW SPI at March 24, 2016 11:00 AM (u0kqM)

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Long haired wolf with real curly hair.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 24, 2016 11:01 AM (8XRCm)

789 Next President is getting a big crap sandwich to eat for four years. Maybe shoving this sandwich down President Hillary's throat wouldn't be so bad.

Posted by: Silver Lining at March 24, 2016 11:01 AM (uGddX)

790 Posted by: Witchdoktor at March 24, 2016 10:36 AM (PFy0L)

Yes it does give investment options. I'm going to have to look much closer at them. It is with Fidelity, not sure if that's important.

Posted by: @votermom at March 24, 2016 10:38 AM (cbfNE)

The plan says I become eligible for matching contributions if I make deferral contributions. I know they take 3% of my paycheck, is that what the deferrals are?

I really need to do more research. I've known what 401ks are for a long time and the principles behind them, it's the fine print details that I don't fully understand.

Posted by: Serenity Now! at March 24, 2016 11:02 AM (BDZWU)

791 THE NEW CONGENIAL AND LOVING ATTITUDE HERE IS A RE-MOLTING DEVELOPMENT.

Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE MY RETICLE - gets in on the puns at March 24, 2016 11:02 AM (8XRCm)

792 Listening to K2 radio at work, a "Fox affililiate" supposedly, the Sheriff of Laramie county, WY (Cheyenne), Sheriff Glick, had a very special message for the citizens of Wyoming. We need to stop all that islamophobia, because muslims are good people. But be vigilant.


If they are so good, what's to be vigilant about?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 24, 2016 11:02 AM (cHQtB)

793 Trump is a Fowl Con .

Overlapping bird puns. Beat that.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 24, 2016 11:02 AM (3jmxp)

794 789 Next President is getting a big crap sandwich to eat for four years. Maybe shoving this sandwich down President Hillary's throat wouldn't be so bad.

If Hillary! wins the media will treat Her just like obama..... She will never do anything wrong and it's the republicans fault....

Posted by: donna at March 24, 2016 11:02 AM (O2RFr)

795 Eider thought I'd come up with something by now. I'm feeling down.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 24, 2016 10:58 AM (1xUj/)

I didn't figure this late in the thread to still cedar waxwing poetic with the bird puns.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 24, 2016 11:03 AM (xuouz)

796 The fact that Kashit can win OH is probably why my Nephew's wife's entire family moved to GA from OH. (He father is a farmer)

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 24, 2016 11:03 AM (vvmPQ)

797 Someone said Kasich is getting Soros $$$. Makes sense.
Posted by: Golfman at March 24, 2016 10:59 AM (PguiT)

His Super PAC has received over $200,000 from Soros - 6th most of all donors.

https://www.opensecrets.org/pres16/contrib.php?cycle=2016&id=N00009778&type=f

Note that the money is from Soros Fund Management, not a personal check from Soros.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at March 24, 2016 11:03 AM (SYJKJ)

798 Kasich seems like that weird guy in the rest room who pees with his hands on his hips.


Wasn't that Harry Paratestes?

Posted by: OneEyedJack at March 24, 2016 11:03 AM (kKHcp)

799 Timberdoodle? What kind of dog is that?
Posted by: Tilikum



Something you don't tell "No" to?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 24, 2016 11:04 AM (cHQtB)

800 Note that the money is from Soros Fund Management, not a personal check from Soros.
Posted by: DoublySymmetric at March 24, 2016 11:03 AM (SYJKJ)

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Well duh... because THAT would be illegal.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 24, 2016 11:04 AM (8XRCm)

801 Posted by: Silver Lining at March 24, 2016 11:01 AM (uGddX)

Unless it's huge meltdown, they (MSM) will rationalize away her failures, Bush, evil GOP fighting TFG, cold weather, wet weather same old, same old

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 11:05 AM (voOPb)

802 Next President is getting a big crap sandwich to eat for four years. Maybe shoving this sandwich down President Hillary's throat wouldn't be so bad.
Posted by: Silver Lining at March 24, 2016 11:01 AM (uGddX)


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No! Just, no!

Posted by: Soona at March 24, 2016 11:05 AM (Fmupd)

803 This thread smells like the inside of a chicken coop ..

Posted by: donna at March 24, 2016 11:05 AM (O2RFr)

804 Timberdoodle? What kind of dog is that?


It's the northern New England word for woodcock.

Your grouse is our partridge. Pah-tridge, really.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 24, 2016 11:05 AM (1xUj/)

805 Posted by: DoublySymmetric at March 24, 2016 10:38 AM (SYJKJ)

Do you mean personal debt? The only real debt I have is a monthly credit card bill which I pay off in full every time, never the minimum payments. Moved into a newer car a few months ago and paying $250 a month for that. It was my dad's car (09 Accord ex) so I avoid interest payments and I got a very reliable car.

Posted by: Serenity Now! at March 24, 2016 11:05 AM (BDZWU)

806 800 Note that the money is from Soros Fund Management, not a personal check from Soros.
Posted by: DoublySymmetric at March 24, 2016 11:03 AM (SYJKJ)

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Well duh... because THAT would be illegal.
Posted by: fixerupper at March 24, 2016 11:04 AM (8XRCm)

You can't make personal contributions to a Super PAC?

(not a sarcastic question, just thought donations were unlimited to Super PAC's regardless of who made out the check)

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at March 24, 2016 11:05 AM (SYJKJ)

807 Trump is a Fowl Con .

Overlapping bird puns. Beat that.




Hard to soar with eagles when you are commenting with turkeys.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 24, 2016 11:06 AM (cHQtB)

808 Lose with Trump, lose without Trump. Awesome choice, guys. Great job. Seriously. Bravo.

Posted by: Narrowed Interests at March 24, 2016 11:06 AM (uGddX)

809 >>didn't figure this late in the thread to still cedar waxwing poetic with the bird puns.

Cardinal sin

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 11:06 AM (voOPb)

810 So, one of the reasons I was looking forward to becoming an American citizen was to be able to travel to lots of places without the hassle of getting a visa.

I got it in November. Bad timing.

Let's just say I don't plan to visit Western Europe any time soon. Being blown up while I'm on vacation doesn't appeal to me.

Maybe I'll go to Switzerland or Luxembourg.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 24, 2016 11:06 AM (SEFXb)

811 Kasich has crossover appeal that Trump and Cruz don't. That's why he beats Clinton so handily.

Posted by: A Positive Vision for America at March 24, 2016 11:06 AM (LXJ1e)

812 Massive sex scandal going down around Alabama governor (includes state senate majority leader, just indicted, state secretary of law enforcement subpoenaed, possible misuse of office resources. Salacious audio tape is out, recorded by the gov's ex-wife.

Dude was a Republican. What are the odds he was a preachy so-con?

Posted by: iforgot at March 24, 2016 11:06 AM (pC96u)

813

Karahit said he would consider a democrat as his veep

Rubios foreign policy guy says he will vote for Hillary based on her foreign policy cred



Excuse me. WTF are the republicans for? Why do they exist?

Trump is the end of the world so vote for Hillary? Trump voters haven't killed the party. They did

Posted by: ThunderB at March 24, 2016 11:07 AM (zOTsN)

814 805 Posted by: DoublySymmetric at March 24, 2016 10:38 AM (SYJKJ)

Do you mean personal debt? The only real debt I have is a monthly credit card bill which I pay off in full every time, never the minimum payments. Moved into a newer car a few months ago and paying $250 a month for that. It was my dad's car (09 Accord ex) so I avoid interest payments and I got a very reliable car.
Posted by: Serenity Now! at March 24, 2016 11:05 AM (BDZWU)

Great!

Now the only question is, do you think the economy is going to collapse in the next 60 years or not?

If yes, guns and ammo.

If no, save for 6 months of expenses, just in case your employment status goes south.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at March 24, 2016 11:07 AM (SYJKJ)

815 Hard to soar with eagles when you are commenting with turkeys.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 24, 2016 11:06 AM (cHQtB)

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Well... enough yelping. Gotta cut this off. It has been a prr-fect morning tho. Gonna gobble so lunch soon.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 24, 2016 11:08 AM (8XRCm)

816 didn't figure this late in the thread to still cedar waxwing poetic with the bird puns.

Cardinal sin
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian



Why so blue Jay?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 24, 2016 11:08 AM (cHQtB)

817 Do you suppose "rent a troll" advertises? Obviously the campaigns know where to go to get them. I figure it has to be an outsourced service where you pay by the comment or something.

I wonder what business name they are doing business under?

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 11:08 AM (r5eVN)

818 Kasich has crossover appeal BECAUSE HE IS A DEMOCRAT

Posted by: ThunderB at March 24, 2016 11:08 AM (zOTsN)

819 All I can say about dear young president is: Obama is a SCOAMT.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 24, 2016 11:08 AM (SEFXb)

820 So if it goes to a contested convention and they don't give it to Trump, Cruz or Kasich who WOULD they give it to? Don't say Romney or Ryan, they can't be THAT stupid. Can they? Who else is a possibility?

Posted by: jewells45 at March 24, 2016 11:08 AM (l/N7H)

821 772 Someone said Kasich is getting Soros $$$. Makes sense.

Posted by: Golfman at March 24, 2016 10:59 AM (PguiT)

I posted a link to a site that had that bit of info on it several days ago before I temporarily retied from the news buisness. From what they said Soros is actually funding his campaign so he will never drop out. It is not costing him a dime.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 24, 2016 11:08 AM (vvmPQ)

822 Who else is a possibility?

Rubio...

Posted by: donna at March 24, 2016 11:09 AM (O2RFr)

823 I am not a Frenchie, I'm a Belgie!

Posted by: Milo Perrier at March 24, 2016 11:09 AM (u0kqM)

824 All this nonsense with the Supreme Court. What would John Jay say if he could see it?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at March 24, 2016 11:10 AM (kTF2Z)

825 So if it goes to a contested convention and they don't give it to Trump, Cruz or Kasich who WOULD they give it to? Don't say Romney or Ryan, they can't be THAT stupid. Can they? Who else is a possibility?
Posted by: jewells45 at March 24, 2016 11:08 AM (l/N7H)

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**clears throat**

Posted by: Jeb!! at March 24, 2016 11:10 AM (8XRCm)

826 Hello Soros trolls. Vote for Hillary becuase crap sandwich. Vote for Kasich because crossover appeal

Posted by: ThunderB at March 24, 2016 11:10 AM (zOTsN)

827 Next President is getting a big crap sandwich to eat for four years. Maybe shoving this sandwich down President Hillary's throat wouldn't be so bad.

Posted by: Silver Lining at March 24, 2016 11:01 AM (uGddX)

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Hillary is a crazy-evil witch woman who knows how to eat crap and vomit gold into the Clinton coffers.

Posted by: iforgot at March 24, 2016 11:10 AM (pC96u)

828 People keep on saying Cruz has a punchable face.

Well, Kasich has a throat that needs punching. What a self-important jerk he is. He really is the worst.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at March 24, 2016 11:10 AM (SEFXb)

829 824 All this nonsense with the Supreme Court. What would John Jay say if he could see it?

hey England, come back and take this....

Posted by: donna at March 24, 2016 11:10 AM (O2RFr)

830 Silver Lining: Next President is getting a big crap sandwich to eat for four years....

While I've thought that many times, this is the first time that I also thought, well, maybe it would be best if Trump won instead of Cruz!

'Cause, I'd rather see Trump enduring the raging forces of media and protesters and RINOs and the imploding economy, et al. Not being mean about Trump. I think Cruz is too nice a guy to have to suffer that. Plus, Trump could, just possibly, blow off all of that the way he seems to do with all criticism.

Hmmm.

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 24, 2016 11:10 AM (GHHRC)

831 >>> Something to make you smile
http://www.ufunk.net/en/insolite/bullshit-facts/
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 24, 2016 07:31 AM (c3nfO)

Betty White is older than sliced bread, huh? Well Vic is older than the discovery of making bread so he has her beat!

Posted by: LizLem, deciding to thow a "Vic is Old" joke out there for old time's sake at March 24, 2016 11:10 AM (hvf9s)

832 Gunman Reported in U.S. Navy Hospital in San Diego

WFB:
http://tinyurl.com/jlcf56v

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 24, 2016 11:11 AM (Dttnn)

833 At least they've dropped the "I'm a concerned conservative" crap

Posted by: ThunderB at March 24, 2016 11:11 AM (zOTsN)

834 Kasich has crossover appeal that Trump and Cruz don't. That's why he beats Clinton so handily.
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I guess it's too bad he has no legitimate path to the nomination, then.

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at March 24, 2016 11:13 AM (ZbV+0)

835 831 Betty White is older than sliced bread, huh? Well Vic is older than the discovery of making bread so he has her beat!

Posted by: LizLem, deciding to thow a "Vic is Old" joke out there for old time's sake at March 24, 2016 11:10 AM (hvf9s)

That meme will never go away.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 24, 2016 11:13 AM (vvmPQ)

836 treating Trump like a fait accompli seems to encourage the idea that the nomination will have been stolen if he doesn't get it so: riots. Heck, even Trump is suggesting that course of action if he loses a contested convention.


I will only quote Yogi Berra here "it ain't over til it's over." and say I will work to make sure Trump is not the guy when it's over.
Posted by: redbanzai

Uh huh. if he does get 1237 or more, And he doesn't get the nomination, Occam's razor suggests that it WAS stolen. Quotes like "voting for Hillary or third party" reinforce this.
Propping up someone who has no hope of 1237 but who DOES have the ability to hamstring Cruz reinforces this.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 24, 2016 11:14 AM (326rv)

837 At least you remembered you dropped a watch off to be repaired.

Mine would still be sitting at the jeweler.

Posted by: jwest at March 24, 2016 10:31 AM (Zs4uk)
With your scratch, I'm surprised the jeweler doesn't come to you.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 24, 2016 11:14 AM (X6fMO)

838 I wonder what business name they are doing business under?
Robin Peter To Pay Paul inc.

Posted by: andycanuck at March 24, 2016 11:14 AM (ioqGj)

839 832 Gunman Reported in U.S. Navy Hospital in San Diego

WFB:
http://tinyurl.com/jlcf56v
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 24, 2016 11:11 AM (Dttnn)


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Nothing on FNC yet.

Posted by: Soona at March 24, 2016 11:15 AM (Fmupd)

840 Dude was a Republican. What are the odds he was a preachy so-con?

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I'd say pretty good because that is typically what gets you elected in Alabama.

But what is your point?

Posted by: SH at March 24, 2016 11:15 AM (gmeXX)

841 820 So if it goes to a contested convention and they don't give it to Trump, Cruz or Kasich who WOULD they give it to? Don't say Romney or Ryan, they can't be THAT stupid. Can they? Who else is a possibility?
Posted by: jewells45 at March 24, 2016 11:08 AM (l/N7H)

That's what I'm wondering. Donna may be right about Rubio. I wish I had some sense of who it would be.

Posted by: stace at March 24, 2016 11:15 AM (ozZau)

842 Any morons live in the Cleveland area? I will be starting a contract there a week from Monday.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 24, 2016 11:15 AM (bpn7O)

843 Oh fuck NO!! They can't be that stupid to try and thrust Jeb on us!!! Christ ..I'd rather see Rubio.

Posted by: jewells45 at March 24, 2016 11:15 AM (l/N7H)

844 834 Kasich has crossover appeal that Trump and Cruz don't.


Yeah, if only he had some military background he would be perfect...

Hey! How about we run McCain again?

Posted by: jwest at March 24, 2016 11:15 AM (Zs4uk)

845 Well Vic is older than the discovery of making bread so he has her beat!



Posted by: LizLem, deciding to thow a "Vic is Old" joke out there for old time's sake

It's a Masonic thing. He's a Traveler from The Yeast.
Crusty, too, but no loafer.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 24, 2016 11:16 AM (xq1UY)

846 Oh fuck NO!! They can't be that stupid to try and thrust Jeb on us!!! Christ ..I'd rather see Rubio.
Posted by: jewells45

or can we?

Posted by: The Stupid Party at March 24, 2016 11:16 AM (326rv)

847
Robin Peter To Pay Paul inc.
Posted by: andycanuck


I like it.

Posted by: Paul at March 24, 2016 11:16 AM (FkBIv)

848 Podhoritz column in the side bar mentions brokered convention with Romney and or Ryan


That's the dream for them

Posted by: ThunderB at March 24, 2016 11:16 AM (zOTsN)

849 The plan says I become eligible for matching contributions if I make deferral contributions. I know they take 3% of my paycheck, is that what the deferrals are?

--

That's usually what deferral contribution means - the pre tax money they take out.
Ask HR for a copy of the 401k info to help with the terms.

When looking at the funds you can choose, eliminate all actively managed ones - that means there is a human(s) picking stocks/bonds. This is both more expensive (paying the manager) and more likely to fail.

That means picking an index fund which is pegged to a market index. The broader the index (the more companies it tracks) the safer you are over the long term.
Check the cost ratio (should be just decimal points) and that it is no-load (you don't get charged for selling).

Those are the basics.

Posted by: @votermom at March 24, 2016 11:17 AM (cbfNE)

850 It's a Masonic thing. He's a Traveler from The Yeast.
Crusty, too, but no loafer.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 24, 2016 11:16 AM (xq1UY

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Off to Leaven-worth with you for that moldy pun.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 24, 2016 11:17 AM (8XRCm)

851 That wasn't hard, found a site that offers paid social media positions in the first search...

"Paid Social Media Online Jobs

If you're looking for work, or just want to make some extra income on the side, ...."

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 11:17 AM (r5eVN)

852 Kasich has crossover appeal that Trump and Cruz don't.


Yeah, if only he had some military background he would be perfect...

Hey! How about we run McCain again?
Posted by: jwest

Dunno; he's on record as wanting a wall....except when he doesn't.

Posted by: The Stupid Party at March 24, 2016 11:18 AM (326rv)

853 Bob Dole is tanned, rested, and ready


- Bob Dole

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 24, 2016 11:18 AM (Qvgg/)

854 837
At least you remembered you dropped a watch off to be repaired.

Mine would still be sitting at the jeweler.

Posted by: jwest at March 24, 2016 10:31 AM (Zs4uk)With your scratch, I'm surprised the jeweler doesn't come to you.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 24, 2016 11:14 AM (X6fMO)
jwest.....lol...there's that
mary poppins'hahaha

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at March 24, 2016 11:18 AM (0O7c5)

855 But what is your point?

Posted by: SH at March 24, 2016 11:15 AM (gmeXX)
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The point is, we get weakened by this type of hypocrisy. I would have said it's preventable -- save the preaching for church -- but if that's the only way to get elected in Alabama then it's too damn bad, but so be it.

Posted by: iforgot at March 24, 2016 11:18 AM (pC96u)

856 Well, this early afternoon news dump thread seems to be a bit long in the tooth. For those who are interested, Paul F Nehlen III at American Thinker has written a great piece about how the Beard has taken our interests and thrown them out the door.

With soaring rhetoric, Ryan calls for unity. Now that's some funny shit right there.

http://tinyurl.com/gsrff53

Posted by: Bitter Jamie Farr at March 24, 2016 11:18 AM (qYDgA)

857 Some sure-to-be willowed video recommendations::



Two good "Freedom's Safest Place" videos from NRA

This one is good
The Truth About Benghazi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAfv7CtAcrs

This one is even better, or good in different ways at least
The Truth About Benghazi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAHgGsrdXyM



A sad picture of folks who don't know how past their prime they are:

Bill and Hillary Clinton: The Golden Years
Washington Free Beacon SUPERcuts! #306
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUHik4dxBms



This looks like fun:

Archery Tag
Hillsdale College
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99vLwq17OaY

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 24, 2016 11:19 AM (GHHRC)

858 Lose with Trump, lose without Trump. Awesome choice, guys. Great job. Seriously. Bravo.
Posted by: Narrowed Interests at March 24, 2016 11:06 AM (uGddX)

And yet, Yellen at the Fed is not going to raise rates this year specifically because the economic uncertainty might be beneficial to Trump.

It's politics all the way down.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at March 24, 2016 11:19 AM (kKHcp)

859 Long haired wolf with real curly hair.-----fixerupper

But do they like tummy rubs?

Posted by: Tilikum KAW SPI at March 24, 2016 11:19 AM (u0kqM)

860 I will gladly accept the nomination...

But only if that CUTE Paul Ryan is my VP!

Posted by: Lindsey Graham at March 24, 2016 11:20 AM (TEE49)

861 Podhoritz column in the side bar mentions brokered convention with Romney and or Ryan


That's the dream for them
Posted by: ThunderB

I am on record as hating Trump....and Confederate flags.

I do like Kasich...then Cruz.....still groovin' on Kasich...And I like me...Have I mentioned me?

Posted by: Pres. Mitt Romney at March 24, 2016 11:20 AM (326rv)

862 Someone said Kasich is getting Soros $$$. Makes sense. Posted by: Golfman at March 24, 2016 10:59 AM (PguiT)

IT'S AN UNENDING NIGHTMARE. THIS FARCE CONSUMES EVER MOMENT OF MY LIFE. I CAUGHT THE TIGER BY THE TAIL, AND I DARE1 NOT1 LET1 GO111111

Posted by: John Kasich at March 24, 2016 11:20 AM (VdICR)

863 So if it goes to a contested convention and they don't give it to Trump, Cruz or Kasich who WOULD they give it to? Don't say Romney or Ryan, they can't be THAT stupid. Can they? Who else is a possibility?
Posted by: jewells45 at March 24, 2016 11:08 AM (l/N7H)

That's what I'm wondering. Donna may be right about Rubio. I wish I had some sense of who it would be.

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I think Ryan is a possibility. But they run the risk of further ruining him. While I'm not nearly as down on him as others, running him and then losing weakens him in the House.

What about Walker, Perry?

Perry makes the most sense to me for a lot of reasons. Reasonably acceptable to most factions within the party. Can credibly claim to be ready. Seasoned. And he has no where else to go. So you aren't risking his future status.

Posted by: SH at March 24, 2016 11:21 AM (gmeXX)

864 Any morons live in the Cleveland area? I will be starting a contract there a week from Monday.



Who you hitting? Tony Two Fingers?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 24, 2016 11:21 AM (cHQtB)

865 This Max Boot story makes me wonder if Peggy Noonan has some kind of "I am dead to Republicans" club and Max Boot is doing an initiation task.

Posted by: obnoxious ahole at March 24, 2016 11:21 AM (MpvuV)

866 861 Podhoritz column in the side bar mentions brokered convention with Romney and or Ryan


That's the dream for them
Posted by: ThunderB

I am on record as hating Trump....and Confederate flags.

I do like Kasich...then Cruz.....still groovin' on Kasich...And I like me...Have I mentioned me?
Posted by: Pres. Mitt Romney at March 24, 2016 11:20 AM (326rv)

I beat Kasich after I dropped out!

Posted by: Marco Rubio at March 24, 2016 11:21 AM (SYJKJ)

867 I think they will intentionally throw the election to Hillary. Not kidding. A national candidate still needs a gotv apparatus and framework.

I think GOPe will give it to her

Posted by: ThunderB at March 24, 2016 11:21 AM (zOTsN)

868 I am sure Jeb is still the #1 choice for the GOPe, but they'd settle for Ryan or Rubio. Kasich isn't even on the long list, but they're gonna promote the heck out of him to make sure he stays in as a ringer.

How anyone on earth could seriously believe Cruz would even be considered for a brokered nominee I cannot even begin to comprehend. They hate that guy more than Rosie O'Donnell hates facts.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 24, 2016 11:22 AM (39g3+)

869 Off to Leaven-worth with you for that moldy pun.

Posted by: fixerupper

Alas, whenever I try to rise I get punched down.
We're probably going to get to the real meaning of "pumpernickel" before Ace...

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 24, 2016 11:22 AM (xq1UY)

870 25
Skynet activated. I wonder what happens next?

Posted by: Sarah Connor at March 24, 2016 07:18 AM (TxJGV)

26
Oops- the Skynet story link.



http://tinyurl.com/zfwx74y


quick someone upload Tic-tact-Toe ... with a player of One!

Posted by: Paladin at March 24, 2016 11:22 AM (mCOPv)

871 814 Great!

Now the only question is, do you think the economy is going to collapse in the next 60 years or not?

If yes, guns and ammo.

If no, save for 6 months of expenses, just in case your employment status goes south.
Posted by: DoublySymmetric at March 24, 2016 11:07 AM (SYJKJ)
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I think it could collapse much sooner than that. Guns and ammo were the next thing on my list actually.

Posted by: Serenity Now! at March 24, 2016 11:22 AM (BDZWU)

872 The point is, we get weakened by this type of hypocrisy. I would have said it's preventable -- save the preaching for church -- but if that's the only way to get elected in Alabama then it's too damn bad, but so be it.

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Man is sinful. But shouldn't we still preach against sin - knowing we will not live up to it?

Posted by: SH at March 24, 2016 11:23 AM (gmeXX)

873 Off to Leaven-worth with you for that moldy pun.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 24, 2016 11:17 AM (8XRCm)


I Wonder(ed) who'd go there.

Posted by: IP at March 24, 2016 11:23 AM (aQQbl)

874 Obama en Arr-hhen-teen-ah.

Posted by: wth at March 24, 2016 11:23 AM (HgMAr)

875
YOU SUCK, EWING!

Posted by: garrett at March 24, 2016 10:51 AM (MvFEq)

OMG! I'm pretty sure I just wet myself!

And Maet says all the good commenters have left. Pffft.

Posted by: Tami at March 24, 2016 11:24 AM (v0/PR)

876 871
I think it could collapse much sooner than that. Guns and ammo were the next thing on my list actually.
Posted by: Serenity Now! at March 24, 2016 11:22 AM (BDZWU)

I chose 60 so that you could collect all of your 401(k) money.

Posted by: Marco Rubio at March 24, 2016 11:24 AM (SYJKJ)

877 Off Damn Sock.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at March 24, 2016 11:25 AM (SYJKJ)

878

/_____/
[0][0]

Posted by: rick perry's glasses at March 24, 2016 11:25 AM (TEE49)

879 I think they will intentionally throw the election to Hillary. Not kidding. A national candidate still needs a gotv apparatus and framework.

I think GOPe will give it to her
Posted by: ThunderB

I think that this is their current plan. It's consistent with what they've done in 2008 and 2012. They would rather lose while denying Cruz, Trump or anyone they didn't anoint, then run with someone they despise. They've provedn that they can live in the Beltway as losers. But to be there as winners or losers, with one of them? It's beyond the Pale.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 24, 2016 11:26 AM (326rv)

880 Some guy "named" Ace has posted something.

* dog-hearing pitched whistle *

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 24, 2016 11:26 AM (GHHRC)

881 How anyone on earth could seriously believe Cruz would even be considered for a brokered nominee I cannot even begin to comprehend. They hate that guy more than Rosie O'Donnell hates facts.

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I could easily see it being Cruz. For lots of reasons. One, I think Cruz has actually prepared for this (though being prepared for something doesn't mean you can pull it out).

But I can also see it being Romney or Ryan.

The reality is that we just haven't seen this in a long time and this is no normal election. We are all just guessing right now.

Posted by: SH at March 24, 2016 11:26 AM (gmeXX)

882 What about Walker, Perry?
....
Ooh, yes. That makes the most sense to me too. Which means they probably won't do it.

Posted by: stace at March 24, 2016 11:27 AM (ozZau)

883 Guns and ammo were the next thing on my list actually.

Posted by: Serenity Now!

GUN THREAD!!

Man's Calibers begin with a 4. My Glock's 20-pound plastic trigger is just a safety feature. 22 is still too damn expensive, and I have 400,000 rounds in the bunker...

Next?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 24, 2016 11:27 AM (xq1UY)

884 Did the cops finally check the crawlspace under rdbrewer's house?

I haven't seen an art thread for some time.

Posted by: jwest at March 24, 2016 11:27 AM (Zs4uk)

885 I will gladly vote for Trump or Cruz in the general election.

Posted by: Soona at March 24, 2016 11:28 AM (Fmupd)

886 881 How anyone on earth could seriously believe Cruz would even be considered for a brokered nominee I cannot even begin to comprehend. They hate that guy more than Rosie O'Donnell hates facts.

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I could easily see it being Cruz. For lots of reasons. One, I think Cruz has actually prepared for this (though being prepared for something doesn't mean you can pull it out).

But I can also see it being Romney or Ryan.

The reality is that we just haven't seen this in a long time and this is no normal election. We are all just guessing right now.
Posted by: SH at March 24, 2016 11:26 AM (gmeXX)

The delegate rules are messy, as they are set by the state. Also, getting elected as a delegate is messy for the same reason.

Once they are unbound, it's not like the candidate they were tied to gets to say, "hey go support this other guy". They are free to make up their own minds.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at March 24, 2016 11:28 AM (SYJKJ)

887 Well, SWAT's here now.

Posted by: Country Singer at March 24, 2016 11:29 AM (uiwCw)

888 I think it could collapse much sooner than that. Guns and ammo were the next thing on my list actually.
Posted by: Serenity Now! at March 24, 2016 11:22 AM (BDZWU)

Unsolicited advise alert!

If you're just getting into it, and defense is your motive, and you're only going to get one--get a 12 gauge. There's so many types of ammo, you'll find stuff that fits your needs with one gun.

2 guns? Get a carry pistol in a common and cheap caliber, and a rifle that shoots same. Keep your ammo costs down, that shit will eat your budget like Fat Bastard in a nursery.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at March 24, 2016 11:29 AM (kKHcp)

889 >>>Who you hitting? Tony Two Fingers?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 24, 2016 11:21 AM (cHQtB)

***

Nothing so exciting, I'm afraid.

Mundane Java development is all. Mind you, it does keep the bills paid.

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at March 24, 2016 11:29 AM (bpn7O)

890 Ace up

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 24, 2016 11:30 AM (vvmPQ)

891 Next?
Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 24, 2016 11:27 AM (xq1UY)

Hehe.

I'll bet you think you're funny.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at March 24, 2016 11:30 AM (kKHcp)

892 This Max Boot story makes me wonder if Peggy Noonan has some kind of "I am dead to Republicans" club and Max Boot is doing an initiation task.
You gotsa do a drive-by Trumpin' to gets yo colors.

Posted by: kathleen piggy nooner-porker at March 24, 2016 11:30 AM (ioqGj)

893 I could easily see it being Cruz. For lots of reasons. One, I think Cruz has actually prepared for this (though being prepared for something doesn't mean you can pull it out).

But I can also see it being Romney or Ryan.

The reality is that we just haven't seen this in a long time and this is no normal election. We are all just guessing right now.
Posted by: SH

I can see Cruz trying, and I can see the GOP making the pretense of considering him. Indeed, it may be necessary to make an appearance of considering someone who. ya know, actually was in the frickin primaries.

But if you've decided to fuck over your base, and ignore the primaries, why would you then turn around and nominate Cruz? You had four, count 'em, four desired guys flame out, and Romney is singing the praises of ....himself. So you would go for Cruz?

it doesn't follow.

Posted by: Blue Hen at March 24, 2016 11:30 AM (326rv)

894 http://www.wfxg.com/story/ 31557424/swat-teams-arrive- at-fort-Gordon


Take the spaces out

Posted by: Country Singer at March 24, 2016 11:30 AM (uiwCw)

895 888 I think it could collapse much sooner than that. Guns and ammo were the next thing on my list actually.
Posted by: Serenity Now! at March 24, 2016 11:22 AM (BDZWU)

Unsolicited advise alert!

If you're just getting into it, and defense is your motive, and you're only going to get one--get a 12 gauge. There's so many types of ammo, you'll find stuff that fits your needs with one gun.

2 guns? Get a carry pistol in a common and cheap caliber, and a rifle that shoots same. Keep your ammo costs down, that shit will eat your budget like Fat Bastard in a nursery.
Posted by: OneEyedJack at March 24, 2016 11:29 AM (kKHcp)

If the whole thing collapses, one will need a firearm for hunting. And another for assault.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at March 24, 2016 11:32 AM (SYJKJ)

896
How anyone on earth could seriously believe Cruz
would even be considered for a brokered nominee I cannot even begin to
comprehend. They hate that guy more than Rosie O'Donnell hates facts. Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 24, 2016 11:22 AM (39g3+)

___________

Yeah, I don't get it. If it comes to brokered, the same old 'safe' nonentity will be selected. The fact that Graham is even considering Cruz is astonishing. To be sure, I never even expected the success Cruz has had this cycle. I am happy that he is young -- especially contrasted with all the other old farts (and I am one as well).

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 24, 2016 11:32 AM (MIKMs)

897 I think that this is their current plan. It's consistent with what they've done in 2008 and 2012. They would rather lose while denying Cruz, Trump or anyone they didn't anoint, then run with someone they despise. They've provedn that they can live in the Beltway as losers. But to be there as winners or losers, with one of them? It's beyond the Pale.
Posted by: Blue Hen at March 24, 2016 11:26 AM (326rv)


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I'm not so sure about that. Doing that would destroy the repub party this time around. And if it's one thing we know about the shitweasels in the GOPe, it's that they'll do anything to hold on to even a fraction of the status quo.

We could see a scenario of them going ahead and letting Cruz or Trump be nominated and even elected prez, but then start turning the screws to undermine them every day of their term.

Posted by: Soona at March 24, 2016 11:37 AM (Fmupd)

898 hello test

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 24, 2016 11:41 AM (/hjIh)

899 I disagree with the sidebar article somewhat-

Yeah, Trump is the only one who has a chance of winning outright at this point.

So, I guess i'm throwing in with him at this point. And yes, i know.

My hope is that he reaches the magic number quickly so that all the shouting and screaming can get over before summer starts.

I'd like Cruz but there's no way he wins, because-

Cruz delegates by and large won't be delegates committed to Cruz. Most of the delegates are chosen by the GOPe within the states -

and are only committed to the first ballot - after that they will vote as their GOPe masters tell them to.

There will be two or three go-rounds of voting to make it look like a real thing but then, the "consensus candidate" will emerge and get the nom right off the bat.

Yay!


Romney wants a coronation- that's what he's working for. He may get it.

Ryan, bleh - he's a big pile of nothing.


Do not rule out Kasich:

He's the only candidate who's reading chapter and verse from-

"The Big Book of GOPe and Donor Class Wet Dreams"

and

"50 Things that George Soros Yanks It to"

He's even ruled in a Democrat VP - so that 'our betters' will definitely be back in charge after 4 years.

Right now, I'd place even odds on him making it.



The main thing to remember is that the GOPe is going to stack the convention-

with their bought and sold flunkies.

if there's not a clear winner on ballot one, there will be a series of fake dramatic votes-

2 or 3, maybe 4

and then the GOPe chosen candidate will emerge with a sudden astonishing victory.


So...yeah...great TV.

Great country? Not so much.




Posted by: naturalfake at March 24, 2016 11:50 AM (0cMkb)

900 How well does Cruz have to do in Cali NY to keep Trump from sweeping? Because this brokered convention talk is starting to sound awful whiny.

We should be talking about how to structure and control Trump.

Posted by: Jean at March 24, 2016 11:57 AM (cXiMR)

901 "I am on record as hating Trump....and Confederate flags."

Speaking of which, I just put the Confederate flag up in my picture window. It's the First National, though--not the battle flag. No one here on crack alley will have any idea what it is.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 24, 2016 12:03 PM (Dttnn)

902 "I'd like Cruz but there's no way he wins, because-



Cruz delegates by and large won't be delegates committed to Cruz.
Most of the delegates are chosen by the GOPe within the states -



and are only committed to the first ballot - after that they will vote as their GOPe masters tell them to."



Again, I will point out that the GOPe does not by and large have control over delegates. Local party committees do and they are being taken over by conservatives.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 24, 2016 12:21 PM (NPofj)

903 How anyone on earth could seriously believe Cruz

would even be considered for a brokered nominee I cannot even begin to

comprehend. They hate that guy more than Rosie O'Donnell hates
facts. Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 24, 2016 11:22 AM (39g3+)

___________

Yeah,
I don't get it. If it comes to brokered, the same old 'safe' nonentity
will be selected. The fact that Graham is even considering Cruz is
astonishing. To be sure, I never even expected the success Cruz has had
this cycle. I am happy that he is young -- especially contrasted with
all the other old farts (and I am one as well).


Posted by: mustbequantum at March 24, 2016 11:32 AM (MIKMs)


You guys seem to be working under the misapprehension that the GOPe is in charge this year.


They are not. Nor are the existing rules likely to be changed at the Convention if no one goes in with 1237 as a majority of delegates would have to vote the changes in. No other candidates are going to be considered and Kasich won't meet the cut-off to be the nominee either.

This is the same doom and gloom thinking that insisted that Bush was going to be the nominee at the beginning of the primary season. That didn't happen and neither will anyone but Trump or Cruz.

Posted by: redbanzai at March 24, 2016 12:27 PM (NPofj)

904 284 Texas is about 22% larger than France (268K sq miles versus 210K). It's richer, mostly speaks English and has better shopping. All Texas lacks, when compared to France, is decent wine making and medieval history.
Posted by: Texas has better looking women too at March 24, 2016 08:48 AM (TxJGV)


Alaska's double the size of Texas, plus no border with a third world shithole!

Posted by: model_1066 at March 24, 2016 03:05 PM (UVR1R)

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Posted by: krakatoa at March 25, 2016 10:13 PM (RCS9o)

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