Overnight Open Thread (3-24-2016) - Welcome to the Parade Daddy-O

Quote of the Day I

The Belgian police have also been hampered by bizarre rules. According to Belgian Justice Minister Koen Geens, just two days after the Paris attacks Abdeslam was "likely in a flat in Molenbeek." But because of the country's penal code, which prohibits raids between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. unless a crime is in progress or in case of fire, police were ordered to wait until dawn to pursue him. By then, Abdeslam was nowhere to be seen.

Quote of the Day II

British Muslims Fear Repercussions Over Tomorrow's Train Bombing

-- Classic line from Jim Treacher back in 2005

Quote of the Day III

The American military commander Joe Stilwell used to say about Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek that he should spend more time "generaling" and less time "issimoing." As with the endeavors of the Chinese Nationalist Party, state governance would proceed more smoothly if leaders focused on getting the basic job done (like funding their basic obligations) before taking on gratuitous special projects.

-- WRM in Deep in the Red, California Pension Fund Pulls Political Stunts

Quote of the Day IV

Tracey Emin, the artist, has proved she still has the power to surprise, after announcing she has married a rock.

Quote of the Day V

This season is simply not like others.

50 years I've been politically aware, and active for 45 years ...and actively commenting since way before the world wide web (anyone else still recall the Prodigy community in the dial-up days ...and there were trolls and flame-wars then, too: it's not exactly a recent phenomena) and this is ...simply madness.

-- brdavis9, longtime commenter at Neo-Neocon and other sites on the state of blog comment sections

Quote of the Day VI

"The hippies didn't much like the Beatniks and they really hated the punks. The punks didn't much like the hippies and they really hated the hardcore kids. So it's been this cycle of bohemians hating each other."

-- Ada Calhoun, author of St. Marks is Dead: The Many Lives of America's Hippest Street

Related: The Beatnik Dictionary (from 1960)

Interestingly much of beatnik slang has gone mainstream and is still in use today.

AX- A musical instrument of any kind.
BALL-To have a good time.
BENNIES - Benzedrine pills, which are used to stimulate emotional reaction.
BREAD- Money. Used always in stead of money. For example,  "Have you -any bread? Gotta have some quick."
BUFF- A real authority on jazz music.
BUGGED-Someone who is bothered, upset, obsessed.
BUSTED-To get arrested by the police. Only a beatnik can be busted; ordinary human being always get arrested, never busted.
CAT- All the new bohemians are called cats. A cat is anyone who is uninhibited, free of all sex taboos, a complete nonconformist.
COOL - A term used for anything that is liked or greatly admired, such as a song or a woman. For example, "She's a real cool cat."
CONNECTION-This is a contact man for drugs.
COP OUT-To sell out to society and go conventional, which can mean anything from shaving to getting a steady job to pay the rent on the same bed every night.
beatnikdict23beatnikgiligan

There Was a Time When All Men Carried Pocketknives

"California State University at Long Beach on Thursday said that it has taken seriously an incident in which a faculty member saw a student with a small knife, in class, and asked him to leave and notified authorities."

I carry this and use it nearly every single day. And I feel naked without it whenever I have to travel through TSA-controlled territory.

savflashlaser_2

Wisconsin Morons: The @DecisionDeskHQ Needs Your Help

It's Time to Just End the VA

A Department of Veterans Affairs employee in Puerto Rico was fired after being arrested for armed robbery, but her union quickly got her reinstated - despite a guilty plea - by pointing out that management's labor relations negotiator is a registered sex offender, and the hospital's director was once arrested and found with painkiller drugs.
We've told you the story of the executive who ran her department into the ground and was punished with a plush gig in the Philippines. Then there was the Albany, New York administrator who was found to have drugs addicts on staff who were stealing the medication of the veterans and was fired, but somehow got her job back at full pay. And, of course, who could forget the Arizona VA chiefs who cooked up the scheme to keep veterans on phony waiting lists where some of them literally died without seeing a doctor, but will keep their positions with full pay and benefits for as much as two more years. But today.

This one takes place down in Puerto Rico where one diligent VA worker found herself unable to report to work for an extended period of time. She was held up, you see, by an inconvenient inability to get a pass out of prison to make it into the office.

Stephen Green: What to Do If the F-35 Can't Be Fixed

Short answer: F-22s, Tomahawk missiles, and drone fleets.

070212-F-2034C-010 

When AIs Go Bad

What happens when you introduce an innocent Artificial Intelligence chat robot to Twitter? Well, it's kind of predictable - you get an evil Hitler-loving, incestual sex-promoting, 'Bush did 9/11'-proclaiming robot.

halmemetroll

Three Good Reasons to Request a Duplicate Passport

Well besides preparing to fake your own death.

Watch This Neighbor Pop In For a Cup of Lead in 124 Grain Servings

Also where do you find balsa wood doors like this?

Comedian Eddie Izzard Completes 27 marathons in 27 days For Charity

Comedian Eddie Izzard has today completed his amazing 700-mile Sport Relief challenge and described running 27 marathons in 27 days as the 'hardest thing he's ever done'.

The 54-year-old finished his grueling challenge under a giant statue of Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa, this afternoon after completing a whopping two marathons in one day.

After crossing the line to cheers, applause and chants of 'Eddie, Eddie, Eddie', the comic swigged champagne from the bottle in celebration at completing the 707-mile challenge in blistering heat.

...He also thanked everyone for their support after raising more than £1million for Sport Relief - which helps support disadvantaged people in the UK and across the world.

The latest trek follows his 2009 challenge when he completed 43 marathons in 51 days across the UK to raise more than £1.8 million for the same cause.

eddieizzasrdmarathjon

The Shame: Man Arrested For Not Returning Rented VHS Tom Green Movie 14 Years Ago

Yahoo group. That is all.

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Posted by: Maetenloch at 10:02 PM




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1 yes

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at March 24, 2016 10:02 PM (R5HRU)

2 Woot woot not

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 10:03 PM (voOPb)

3 ha first

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at March 24, 2016 10:03 PM (R5HRU)

4 I mean ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 10:03 PM (voOPb)

5 One word thathalfafrican? Really?

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Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 10:04 PM (voOPb)

6 The Economic Racket: Screwing Over Western Civilization, Citizens, and Foreigners All At Once!

The focus this time: All for the filthy lucre.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=11399

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 24, 2016 10:04 PM (vBeA5)

7 Hola peeps.

Posted by: LIVee at March 24, 2016 10:05 PM (heN73)

8 Oops.

Posted by: Blano at March 24, 2016 10:05 PM (heN73)

9 NINE!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 24, 2016 10:06 PM (OQ9R7)

10 'Lo, 'rons.....

Posted by: cthulhu at March 24, 2016 10:06 PM (EzgxV)

11 I once dated a jazz musician who used beatnik slang unironically in 2003.

Posted by: Lauren at March 24, 2016 10:07 PM (mibPO)

12 It's a real jungle down there.

Posted by: pervy map maker at March 24, 2016 10:07 PM (H9MG5)

13 Cardiovascular exercise is good for you to a certain point. But then it's diminishing returns until it begins to do harm. Running marathons is horrible for you even if done for charity. There have been long term studies done on people who have run 25 or more marathons and their heart health is shocking. And everyone should do weightlifting.

Posted by: Naes at March 24, 2016 10:07 PM (Ypc8j)

14 that beatnik shit was cool as hell.

I use a lot of those terms still.

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at March 24, 2016 10:08 PM (R5HRU)

15 Yo. ONT...

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2016 10:08 PM (XnWGV)

16 Thanks Maet, you have an outstanding Buffet of ONT stuff

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 10:09 PM (voOPb)

17 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 24, 2016 10:09 PM (YJmuy)

18 Good job Belgium. Good job.

(facepalm)

At least I feel 3% less stupid as an American after that news.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 24, 2016 10:09 PM (bLnSU)

19 I want to be where that map is. I'd build a house right in the middle of Beaver Valley...


And with that drive by comment, it's off to Be...uh...sleep. Later roonz and roonettez!

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at March 24, 2016 10:10 PM (vbvxt)

20 Hola.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 24, 2016 10:10 PM (/E+t2)

21 Beaver Valley can get quite overgrown this time of year.

Posted by: garrett at March 24, 2016 10:10 PM (MvFEq)

22 See ya GGE

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

23 Not enough F-22s to make the difference, so.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2016 10:10 PM (XnWGV)

24 But because of the country's penal code, which prohibits raids between 9
p.m. and 5 a.m. unless a crime is in progress or in case of fire,
police were ordered to wait until dawn to pursue him

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WhattheeverlovingF?!

Reading crap like that makes it hard to have any sympathy at all for them.....what very little I had anyway.

Posted by: Tami at March 24, 2016 10:10 PM (v0/PR)

25 I had no idea Eddie was such an athlete. I wonder if he wore his makeup?


And I also wonder how all these guys who think they're women don't know if they really just want to wear makeup and ladies clothes.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 24, 2016 10:11 PM (q1FtT)

26 >>I once dated a jazz musician

Me, too!

We were Hot and Heavy, there, for a while.

Posted by: Elaine Benes at March 24, 2016 10:11 PM (MvFEq)

27 21 Beaver Valley can get quite overgrown this time of year.
Posted by: garrett at March 24, 2016 10:10 PM (MvFEq)

How are the Grand Titons?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 10:11 PM (voOPb)

28 "Hola."

Staying up late tonight?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2016 10:11 PM (XnWGV)

29 Couple quick on topic points...

1) I read the other day that the F-35 poor dog fighting skills are very much over blown. The problem is pilots who are used to the F-16. Once pilots learn the new capabilities of the F-35 to brake and keep weapons on target, they win the dog fights every time.

2) Mentioned in the last thread, but the Brietbart comments are something very very special.

Now back to read the rest.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 10:12 PM (kBIIG)

30 Great job, Maet! Thank you.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 24, 2016 10:12 PM (q1FtT)

31 []

Posted by: wte9 at March 24, 2016 10:12 PM (xYr9U)

32 Uh, Ball means to fuck.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 24, 2016 10:13 PM (Xo1Rt)

33 X G marks the spot.

Posted by: pervy map maker at March 24, 2016 10:13 PM (H9MG5)

34 @24

What the hell do you expect from people who put mayonnaise on French Fries?

Germans also have a thing for David Hasselhoff!


Bottom line is Europeans are strange and this nonsense should surprise no one.

Posted by: Kreplach at March 24, 2016 10:13 PM (WVvzl)

35 have carried a swiss army knife every day for decades, except when they are confiscated at the airport security gate. everyone everywhere is worse off for me not having a swiss army knife everywhere I go. who is going to fix the plane if something goes wrong?


Leatherman is probably the smarter choice now.



Posted by: yankeefifth at March 24, 2016 10:13 PM (vb33c)

36 When AIs go bad. You really have to be naive to think you can hook up a learning AI to social media and not have the professional psywar ops turn the thing schizoid within a week. They did it in 24 hours.

Posted by: Rogland Brostle at March 24, 2016 10:14 PM (56PmS)

37 How are the Grand Titons?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian
****

Not so grand from the looks of the map.

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 24, 2016 10:14 PM (hVdx9)

38 []

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 24, 2016 10:14 PM (vb33c)

39 Wow two solid minutes of moaning from that machete-wielding idiot who broke down through the paper-mache door.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 24, 2016 10:15 PM (OQ9R7)

40 Hey fappers.

What's the backstory on that guy breaking through the door? What the hell?

Posted by: Insomniac at March 24, 2016 10:15 PM (0mRoj)

41 The guy who shot the machete wielder should have pumped him one or two more times just for good measure.

Much easier in the long run.

Posted by: Blano at March 24, 2016 10:15 PM (heN73)

42 Uh, Ball means to fuck.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 24, 2016 10:13 PM

--

Now yes, then no, it meant to have a good time.
How old are you?

Posted by: Rogland Brostle at March 24, 2016 10:16 PM (56PmS)

43 Couple quick on topic points...

1) I read the other day that the F-35 poor dog fighting skills are very much over blown. The problem is pilots who are used to the F-16. Once pilots learn the new capabilities of the F-35 to brake and keep weapons on target, they win the dog fights every time.

so they have to relearn the warhawks tactics?

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 24, 2016 10:16 PM (vb33c)

44 []

Somebody's got some catching up to do I see.

Posted by: Blano at March 24, 2016 10:16 PM (heN73)

45 I read this spoof headline somewhere today, think it was Insty...

"Feminist Picnic Cancelled Due to Lack of Sammiches"

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 24, 2016 10:16 PM (OQ9R7)

46 "I read the other day that the F-35 poor dog fighting skills are very much over blown. The problem is pilots who are used to the F-16. Once pilots learn the new capabilities of the F-35 to brake and keep weapons on target, they win the dog fights every time. "

The F-35 can do things the F-16/18 never thought of. It carries AIM-9X/120 that can out-manevuer any opponent. The misslie out-flys the ariplane in today's world.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2016 10:16 PM (XnWGV)

47 And Cop Out is an extension of Cop.

Not police. Police were/are pigs.

Cop as in scored something of value.

Cop someone's joint. No not that kind of joint that would be to cop a joint. (blunts were not in use afaik)

Cop some drugs.

Cop a plea.

Cop a feel.

Cop Out is to cop an exit from the scene and go over to the square side. Citizen.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 24, 2016 10:17 PM (Xo1Rt)

48 f22s with tanks are ugly.



Posted by: yankeefifth at March 24, 2016 10:17 PM (vb33c)

49 Heh. "Navel Reserve."

And that dude should've been arrested just for renting a Tom Green movie.

Posted by: Chi at March 24, 2016 10:17 PM (M6nvs)

50 Well, Belgium is certainly not America, where we will kill you in your sleep on Christmas.

Posted by: pookysgirl at March 24, 2016 10:17 PM (MZ65M)

51 So this is the hip thread?

I can dig it.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 24, 2016 10:17 PM (Xo1Rt)

52 >>>> Posted by: yankeefifth at March 24, 2016 10:14 PM
-----
No. The other thing.
It's fun to speculate about, but it's stupid. You shouldn't bother with it. Besides we beat it to death in the last thread

Posted by: L, Elle at March 24, 2016 10:17 PM (2x3L+)

53 The self defense video is rather disturbing ... after the shooting, you hear the moaning of the machete guy.

It was a justified shoot for sure ... but still have to deal with the mess after the fact.

Posted by: SingedMonster Bravely supporting kittens at March 24, 2016 10:17 PM (uURQL)

54 I have no idea who "the artist" Tracey Emin is, but she must be very important since we have to be informed that she has married a rock.
This planet is just sooooo fucked.

Posted by: tu3031 at March 24, 2016 10:18 PM (qJhUV)

55 "For example: a passport stamp from Israel can make it very difficult or impossible to enter certain countries, such as Algeria, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the United Arab Emirates."

Such a tolerant people these muzzies are.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 24, 2016 10:19 PM (0LHZx)

56 41 The guy who shot the machete wielder should have pumped him one or two more times just for good measure.

Much easier in the long run.
Posted by: Blano at March 24, 2016 10:15 PM (heN73)

Once the threat was neutralized, firing more shots would have put him at risk for murder charges.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 24, 2016 10:19 PM (0mRoj)

57 Yeah some of the intersecting topologies no longer resemble any Venn Diagram in existence, some have taken the shape of hyper massive gravitic siphons that seem to spindle even the most reasonable commenter into something this side of a Kossack having a spastic seizure.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 24, 2016 10:19 PM (XXJ2r)

58 Swingin' beatnik

https://youtu.be/APE5ppsZDng

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 24, 2016 10:19 PM (FkBIv)

59 No. The other thing.
It's fun to speculate about, but it's stupid. You shouldn't bother with it. Besides we beat it to death in the last thread
Posted by: L, Elle at March 24, 2016 10:17 PM (2x3L+)

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Posted by: yankeefifth at March 24, 2016 10:19 PM (vb33c)

60 Is it too soon to use the terms "Eddie Izzard" and "drag racing" in the same sentence?

Posted by: Kindltot at March 24, 2016 10:19 PM (XQHkt)

61
What the hell do you expect from people who put mayonnaise on French Fries?


I have to say, I'm a big fan of fries + mayo + ketchup.

Posted by: SingedMonster Bravely supporting kittens at March 24, 2016 10:19 PM (uURQL)

62 I hate to be a bummer, but yesterday, I had to have my oldest cat put to sleep. I couldn't even mention it last night because I would've broken down. He was old, fluid starting accumulating in his lungs and belly, and then he started having trouble breathing.

He was stray (already fixed) that came around here in 2003, so I've had him for 14 years old. He was fully grown, so I'd say he was least 16 years old. I had another most favored cat than lived to be 21 before kidney failure got her.

Anyway it's been killing me. Digging the hole to bury him yesterday afternoon, I didn't think I was going to make it without breaking down. Then I got sort of ashamed of myself for being such a sentimental old softy about it all.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 24, 2016 10:19 PM (DW+jj)

63 There Was a Time When All Men Carried Pocketknives

"CSU at Long Beach on Thursday said that it has taken seriously an incident in which a faculty member saw a student with a small knife... asked him to leave and notified authorities."

I carry this and use it nearly every single day. And I feel naked without it whenever I have to travel through TSA-controlled territory.

TY Maet. I flew on 9/11 back home to IL from NJ w/ a Swiss Army Knife. Since then it's nonsense. I've gotten it thru, but also had to take it out and mail it home.

The airport security is a dog and pony show, everyone knows that, including terrorists.

And again, TY for your work on the ONT, much appreciated.

Posted by: Farmer at March 24, 2016 10:20 PM (o/90i)

64 That jive talk will show who the old squares are, daddyo.

Posted by: Rogland Brostle at March 24, 2016 10:20 PM (56PmS)

65 And don't forget Crib. I never heard this until I was in Cali.

It's use probably was from whore houses where the room where the whore did her business was her crib. As in where the pimp kept his stable of women.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 24, 2016 10:20 PM (Xo1Rt)

66 "Tracey Emin, the artist, has proved she still has the power to surprise, after announcing she has married a rock."

It wasn't a rock, it was a ROCK LOBSTER!

Aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh.......

ROCK LOBSTER!

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at March 24, 2016 10:20 PM (9ltS8)

67
Leatherman is probably the smarter choice now.

Posted by: yankeefifth
---------------
I saw a video recently. Some guy laser etched "TSA Compliant" on a mini-leatherman, and it made it through muntiple airports in his pocket.

Posted by: Chi at March 24, 2016 10:20 PM (M6nvs)

68 Teh kittehs have gone conventional, meaning they like to sleep in the same bed in the same pad every night. In addition to which the dude has been neutered and the female has been spayed. I guess that means they're not cats in the beatnik sense.

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 24, 2016 10:21 PM (3C9q2)

69 Aw shit boys, it's 9:02pm. Call of the SWAT team. See you at 5:30.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 24, 2016 10:21 PM (0LHZx)

70 Here is the news article on the machete lead catcher:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/ndrckkj

PTSD/TBI from a car accident.
BTW, was I the only one telling the resident not to open the door? Idiot. You have a peephole for a reason!

Posted by: Tilikum Armored Killer Assault Whale at March 24, 2016 10:21 PM (hVdx9)

71 []

Posted by: Lauren at March 24, 2016 10:21 PM (mibPO)

72 [primary stuff]

Posted by: Kindltot at March 24, 2016 10:21 PM (XQHkt)

73 I used to always carry a pocket knife. TSA has them all now.

Posted by: gm at March 24, 2016 10:21 PM (K0tm3)

74 He was stray (already fixed) that came around here in 2003, so I've had him for 14 years old. He was fully grown, so I'd say he was least 16 years old. I had another most favored cat than lived to be 21 before kidney failure got her.

Anyway it's been killing me. Digging the hole to bury him yesterday afternoon, I didn't think I was going to make it without breaking down. Then I got sort of ashamed of myself for being such a sentimental old softy about it all.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 24, 2016 10:19 PM (DW+jj)

Sorry about your little fur baby, so hard to lose them. prayers are with you.

Posted by: spypeach at March 24, 2016 10:21 PM (nyYhO)

75 publius I'm so sorry. been there.

No shame in caring for loved ones, human, canine, feline, equine, etc.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 24, 2016 10:21 PM (bLnSU)

76 >> You shouldn't bother with it. Besides we beat it to death in the last thread
Posted by: L, Elle

And we all know that means we'll quit talking about it here.

Posted by: Aviator at March 24, 2016 10:21 PM (c7vUv)

77 27 marathons in 27 days is one of the most impressive feats I've ever heard of. Keeping from injuring yourself through a continuous cycle of running is almost impossible.

I did a 4 day challenge in January, 5K on Thursday, 10K on Friday, half marathon on Saturday, full marathon on Sunday. I had to train for 8 months to be able to recover in less than 24 hours. Highly trained runners need at a minimum 1 week between distances greater than 13 miles, and even then you can only do it a few times.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 10:21 PM (kBIIG)

78 []
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Of course. Like always. And we should leave that downstairs. Bc Maetenloch likes it that way.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 24, 2016 10:21 PM (2x3L+)

79 Aw, publius, that's too bad. Condolences.It's really hard when they've been a part of your life for so long.

Posted by: Sal at March 24, 2016 10:22 PM (MRX6w)

80 The Navel Reserve map is a hoot. I couldn't make out all the labels on the one Maet posted, but here the same image at higher resolution.

http://tinyurl.com/h23dq4c
(i*m*gur link)

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 24, 2016 10:22 PM (R+30W)

81 Evening horde.

Damn it's a beautiful night.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 24, 2016 10:22 PM (hlMPp)

82 {publius}

It's ok, he was loved, and you gave him a good life.

Posted by: pookysgirl at March 24, 2016 10:22 PM (MZ65M)

83 The guy who shot the machete wielder should have pumped him one or two more times just for good measure.

Much easier in the long run.
Posted by: Blano at March 24, 2016 10:15 PM (heN73)

Once the threat was neutralized, firing more shots would have put him at risk for murder charges.
Posted by: Insomniac at March 24, 2016 10:19 PM (0mRoj)



Incident was being recorded too ... don't want to have anythign caught on audio that sounds like you're out to murder.

Posted by: SingedMonster Bravely supporting kittens at March 24, 2016 10:22 PM (uURQL)

84 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 24, 2016 10:19 PM (DW+jj)

Never be ashamed of that. It makes you an even better person than I already knew you were.

I'm so sorry you lost your sweet boy.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 24, 2016 10:23 PM (q1FtT)

85 publius, I understand. Had almost the same exact situation. She was a stray, already fixed, and grown. She was with us for 15 yrs before passing on last year and I still miss her.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at March 24, 2016 10:23 PM (9ltS8)

86 publius (not Breitbart publius)

Condolences on your loss. It sucks.

One of the few times I saw my old man cry was when the pet dog (inherited when my gramps died) had to be put down.

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

87 Condolences to you for your beloved buddy, publius.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 24, 2016 10:24 PM (OQ9R7)

88 Publius, sorry for your loss.

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

89 A pocketknife used to be a rite of passage for an eight-year-old.

Now we have colleges going on lockdown for something that Andy would give Opie.

Posted by: I am Kasich, Son of Mailman at March 24, 2016 10:24 PM (nIGPZ)

90 Condolences and prayers for healing publius.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 24, 2016 10:24 PM (hlMPp)

91 And that terrain map is more compelling than Cydonia.

Are there other spectra or side-scan doppler imaging to bring up finer terrain detail?


Posted by: Kindltot at March 24, 2016 10:24 PM (XQHkt)

92 My man loves his leatherman tool. Keeps one in the glove box of my car for me - "just in case"

Maybe some of those Emory college students will find one in their Easter baskets May help them to not be afraid of chalk words on their campus

Or maybe not ...

Posted by: Hybrid workplace jihad at March 24, 2016 10:25 PM (09DZ1)

93 []

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 24, 2016 10:25 PM (bLnSU)

94 So sorry, Publius.

Posted by: Lauren at March 24, 2016 10:25 PM (mibPO)

95 I hated to do it, but he was having such trouble breathing, the suffering had to end. Ever cat is unique, just like people and all higher animals. And this one, which I dubbed "Porchy" because that's where he hid when he first came up as a stray, was something else.

Holding him and calling his name, he'd "squeeze" you with his paws. And he would even "kneed" and paw with his hind feet, which no other cat I've had would do.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 24, 2016 10:25 PM (DW+jj)

96 @29 1) I read the other day that the F-35 poor dog fighting skills are very much over blown. The problem is pilots who are used to the F-16. Once pilots learn the new capabilities of the F-35 to brake and keep weapons on target, they win the dog fights every time.
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Strangely, pilots didn't seem to need to learn how to refly the F-22 in order to win dogfights.

Posted by: junior at March 24, 2016 10:26 PM (fgd5X)

97 The only thing that belong on fries is ketchup or malt vinegar if you're eating them with chips.

Oh hell, this is America, it's your constitutional right to eat fucked up mayonnaised out French Fries and get gay married.

Fucking Belgians!!

Posted by: Kreplach at March 24, 2016 10:26 PM (WVvzl)

98 Herbert!

Posted by: Dr. Severin at March 24, 2016 10:26 PM (EZebt)

99 >>course. Like always. And we should leave that downstairs. Bc Maetenloch likes it that way.
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Most of us do Elle, most of us do.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 10:26 PM (voOPb)

100 [primary stuff]

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at March 24, 2016 10:26 PM (R5HRU)

101 Sorry, Publus.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2016 10:26 PM (XnWGV)

102 publiuis...I hope to be able to survive that someday. *hugs Talley Cat* The beasts make our lives better don't they. What was the feline's handle btw?

Posted by: torabora at March 24, 2016 10:27 PM (tHl5N)

103 publius, that is so hard. Be grateful you had that kitty for so long. My puppy has been a godsend for me. I can't imagine life without her

Posted by: L, Elle at March 24, 2016 10:27 PM (2x3L+)

104 Publius, sorry for your loss. And not to worry, I cried like a baby when we had to put Star down about a year ago. She was sixteen and a very odd kitteh. But she was ours. Still gets kind of dusty sometimes.

Posted by: Old Blue at March 24, 2016 10:27 PM (9iR5/)

105 Wasn't there a picture of a Swiss Army knife or leather an that had inscribed TSA compliant in the past month on an ONT?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 10:27 PM (voOPb)

106 []

Posted by: I am Kasich, Son of Mailman at March 24, 2016 10:27 PM (nIGPZ)

107 62 Then I got sort of ashamed of myself for being such a sentimental old softy about it all.

Don't feel ashamed-- tears for a beloved pet as well as for a beloved person are part of what makes us human. I've buried four much-loved cats since 2010, all but one of whom had to be relieved of their pain with the vet's gentle help. One of them had cardiomyopathy, and the first clue I had was that she had trouble breathing and was in obvious pain. And I cried when I buried her (with the help of friends) as well as when I buried the others. (Hands virtual Kleenex across the Net).

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 24, 2016 10:28 PM (3C9q2)

108 I read this spoof headline somewhere today, think it was Insty...
"Feminist Picnic Cancelled Due to Lack of Sammiches"
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 24, 2016 10:16 PM

Now that's just too funny.

There was a rumor you were banned the other day. I don't recall that happening, was it false?

Posted by: Farmer at March 24, 2016 10:28 PM (o/90i)

109 The internet has gone crazy.

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at March 24, 2016 10:26 PM (R5HRU)


True dat.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 24, 2016 10:28 PM (bLnSU)

110 Really sorry Publius

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 10:28 PM (kBIIG)

111 ha! Beaver Valley

Posted by: chemjeff at March 24, 2016 10:28 PM (uZNvH)

112 So sorry to hear of your loss, publius. Pets are the best part of our lives, and yes, that means even the cats.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 24, 2016 10:28 PM (AroJD)

113 []

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 24, 2016 10:29 PM (0LHZx)

114 cheffjeff, stop focusing on beaver and learn how to properly cook a steak.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 24, 2016 10:29 PM (XXJ2r)

115 []

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at March 24, 2016 10:29 PM (R5HRU)

116 PS the F16 couldn't beat the F14 either, IIRC.

Mind you, the F14 was kind of a "kitchen sink" solution from a richer, if more primitive time.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 24, 2016 10:29 PM (bLnSU)

117 Oh and Bernie writes about women fantasizing about being raped.

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at March 24, 2016 10:29 PM (R5HRU)

118 Anyway it's been killing me. Digging the hole to bury him yesterday afternoon, I didn't think I was going to make it without breaking down. Then I got sort of ashamed of myself for being such a sentimental old softy about it all.
Posted by: publius
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No, man. It's been like that for me every time. Just give it up and cry. They deserve it. Really, you owe it to them. I grieve with you.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 24, 2016 10:29 PM (J3phO)

119 thathalfrican, see #57 to learn how I feel.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 24, 2016 10:30 PM (XXJ2r)

120 Fries are delicious with ketchup, mayo and BBQ sauce all mixed together. mmm mmm mmm

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 24, 2016 10:30 PM (0LHZx)

121 #62 publius


As a cat owner who also had to bury two members of the family as well, I offer deepest condolences as well.


I have to turn the HEPA system a bit...seems to have gotten very dusty in here.

Posted by: BlaxPac at March 24, 2016 10:30 PM (tL0rn)

122 Posted by: Chi at March 24, 2016 10:20 PM (M6nvs)

I am suspicious of that story, since most TSA agents can't read.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 24, 2016 10:30 PM (Zu3d9)

123 97. One of my spawn was in Italy last week ( prior to Brussels bombing, thank God!!)

Came home all on fire for Amsterdam chips or some such thing. Said awesome streak fry type french you fry with different sauces you could add.

Sound pretty awesome to me!!!

Posted by: Hybrid workplace jihad at March 24, 2016 10:31 PM (09DZ1)

124 Sorry Maet, I won't politick up in here.

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at March 24, 2016 10:31 PM (R5HRU)

125 At least one error on that map... there's no body of water where the motorboat goes.

Posted by: mikeski at March 24, 2016 10:31 PM (LIUK5)

126
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 24, 2016 10:30 PM (XXJ2r)

LOL

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at March 24, 2016 10:31 PM (R5HRU)

127 One of the weirdest things for me when I moved to SoCal was that none of the guys had pocketknives. Thor didn't, either.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 24, 2016 10:31 PM (q1FtT)

128 Heyyyy, If I marry a rock can I claim an extra exemption on my income taxes?

Posted by: Palerider at March 24, 2016 10:32 PM (dkExz)

129 "There was a rumor you were banned the other day. I don't recall that happening, was it false?"
-Posted by: Farmer at March 24, 2016 10:28 PM (o/90i)

Yeah. I came in at the tail-end of a thread and saw somebody posting about me getting banned. I was run-down with the flu, so it took awhile to go downstairs for the laptop. (I read in my room on the XBox 360)

I went to post and saw they were closed... lol

I didn't know if I was banned, so I asked about it in the Group. Then Ace mistakenly opened another thread to comments and I was still around.

I went-off on someone over the weekend, but apologized. I was worried for a bit.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 24, 2016 10:32 PM (OQ9R7)

130 Merovign, the F-16A was only wired for the AIM-9 and for back-up an M-61. It was intended as the Low tech portion of the USAF Hi-Lo plan with the F-15 as the High tech part.

The F-14A is still a Swiss Army knife of a fighter because it can kill you at 100 miles, 20 miles, 5 miles, and 500ft.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 24, 2016 10:32 PM (XXJ2r)

131 Yeah I should get off the subject from the last thread, especially since we're not dealing with *any* actual reliable information yet.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 24, 2016 10:32 PM (bLnSU)

132 I am not terribly mad at the college students that freak out ver the tiniest little thing. Life will straighten them out one way or another.

My gripe is with the administrators that surrender to the little fuckmonkeys.

They have no excuse and should be shitcanned without delay.

Posted by: eman at March 24, 2016 10:33 PM (MQEz6)

133 >>>Then I got sort of ashamed of myself for being such a sentimental old softy about it all.

Sorry to here about that. Mark Levin has a book called Saving Sprite, I believe and it's not political. He's a big softie for animals and he talks about losing his close companions. Maybe you could check that out.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 24, 2016 10:33 PM (/E+t2)

134 From an insurance perspective sometimes it's cheaper to kill them than to let them live with bad injuries

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 10:33 PM (voOPb)

135 I have a swiss army thumbdrive knife. Very convenient. And you can take your pron with you anywhere, or so I've heard.

Posted by: Old Blue at March 24, 2016 10:33 PM (9iR5/)

136 So basically, the country has been infested with hippies for HOW long?


Hasn't Dow/Corning come up with a decent repellent yet?



Posted by: BlaxPac at March 24, 2016 10:33 PM (tL0rn)

137 Glad you're not banned, Slap.
I hope you feel better soon.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 24, 2016 10:33 PM (2x3L+)

138 I think it would be funny to make a short McGuyver episode in which he passes through a TSA checkpoint and they confiscate his swiss army knife and he ends up being unable to save the day.

Posted by: Darth Randall at March 24, 2016 10:33 PM (6n332)

139 publius, so sorry

Posted by: chemjeff at March 24, 2016 10:34 PM (uZNvH)

140 It's a small knife! Shelter in place!1!

Posted by: SJW Snowflake at March 24, 2016 10:34 PM (Dwehj)

141 Strangely, pilots didn't seem to need to learn how to refly the F-22 in order to win dogfights.

As I understand it, it is because the F22 is much like the F16 in capability. It has raw speed. But the F35 is more maneuverable. When approaching head on, the pilot can brake and turn the plane to point at the opponent, while the airframe continues to fly on the original vector. That is a different capability that pilots haven't had before.

We will see, but the guy writing the article was the Norwegian top-gun. It wouldn't surprise me to see an F35 win against and F22 at some point.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 10:35 PM (kBIIG)

142 The F-14A is still a Swiss Army knife of a fighter because it can kill you at 100 miles, 20 miles, 5 miles, and 500ft.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 24, 2016 10:32 PM (XXJ2r)


I was just talking about dogfighting. The Cat was a big, heavy bird, but had lots of power and a huge *and variable* wing area, and could do things like fire 45+ degrees off the path of travel (which has now been built into the 22 and 35 via other means).

It is meaningless now, but I am still an ASF-14 partisan.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 24, 2016 10:35 PM (bLnSU)

143 Losing a good kitteh is always hard.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 24, 2016 10:35 PM (EZebt)

144 Thanks L, Elle. I am still a bit stuffed, achy and cloudy. MUCH better than yesterday.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 24, 2016 10:35 PM (OQ9R7)

145 134 From an insurance perspective sometimes it's cheaper to kill them than to let them live with bad injuries

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 10:33 PM (voOPb)

++++

Grandparents?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 24, 2016 10:35 PM (R+30W)

146 From an insurance perspective sometimes it's cheaper to kill them than to let them live with bad injuries
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 10:33 PM (voOPb)


We still talking about machete boy?

Posted by: Kindltot at March 24, 2016 10:35 PM (XQHkt)

147 One of the weirdest things for me when I moved to SoCal was that none of the guys had pocketknives. Thor didn't, either.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor
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There's an apocryphal story about an engineering manager who has to let someone go in a cutback. He has his guys into his office and has them empty their pockets. The one guy without a pocket knife gets the ax.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 24, 2016 10:35 PM (J3phO)

148 I found out today a client of mine is big time Democrat donor. I typically don't mix politics with bidness. Red, blue...whatever, it's all about the green. But I've gotten to know this guy pretty well and we get along really well. Finding out about his politics kind of hurt me. Almost like finding out your girlfriend is cheating. So I googled him on open secrets and sure enough, he's given tens of thousands over the years to all sorts of candidates.

Le Sigh...

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 24, 2016 10:36 PM (0LHZx)

149 The only thing that belong on fries is ketchup or malt vinegar if you're eating them with chips.

Oh hell, this is America, it's your constitutional right to eat fucked up mayonnaised out French Fries and get gay married.

Fucking Belgians!!
Posted by: Kreplach at March 24, 2016 10:26 PM (WVvzl)



more or less agree with you except that you should try dipping them in a hand made chocolate shake.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 24, 2016 10:37 PM (vb33c)

150 So basically, the country has been infested with hippies for HOW long?

Wiki says the beat generation was the 1950s which is the way I remember it. And the beatniks weren't hippies. Hippies were rock n roll, pot and sex. The beats were jazz, liquor (maybe pot) and sex.

The Hippies were political, the beats were not.

Completely different.

Posted by: Rogland Brostle at March 24, 2016 10:37 PM (56PmS)

151 Everyone is being so nice to each and well behaved since Ace kicked us all off the blog. Maybe there is hope for this place and it can be salvaged.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 24, 2016 10:37 PM (2x3L+)

152 Carry a ColdSteel Recon II daily but sometimes have the Leatherman MUT EOD with me......cause you never know when you're going to need a blasting cap crimped and C4 punch

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 24, 2016 10:37 PM (hlMPp)

153 I had a 3 year old male setter came down with lymphoma.,he was treated at the uw vet school chemo therapy. Miracle dog was supposed to live 18 months he lived almost 7. The chemo caused his congestive heart failure. He's going to be gone 5 years in August. I still find times of sadness, he was best I had ever own. Father to two of the dogs we have now

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 10:37 PM (voOPb)

154 ok, have to do the home commute. Be well Horde.

Posted by: Palerider at March 24, 2016 10:37 PM (dkExz)

155 I take it that brackets are a sign of bad think/talk?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 24, 2016 10:37 PM (Xo1Rt)

156 Quite the elevation increase on that map around the chest area.

Posted by: Old Blue at March 24, 2016 10:37 PM (9iR5/)

157 When I was 6 my father gave me my first pocket knife.
I've carried a pocket knife every day since I was six.
I've never stabbed or cut anyone other than myself.


Posted by: Ralph at March 24, 2016 10:37 PM (6iw++)

158 Obviously you are thinking of the F-110 engined F-14Bs and F-14Ds because the TF-30s of the A would compressor stall doing that kind of move. Or if you slammed the throttles with abandon, might send a shattered compressor blade through the TF-30 armor jacket into a fuel tank or the other engine.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 24, 2016 10:37 PM (XXJ2r)

159 134 From an insurance perspective sometimes it's cheaper to kill them than to let them live with bad injuries

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 10:33 PM (voOPb)

_____

Yep.

Posted by: Obamacare Administrators at March 24, 2016 10:37 PM (0LHZx)

160 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 24, 2016 10:35 PM (J3phO)

It was among my dating criteria for awhile.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 24, 2016 10:37 PM (q1FtT)

161 i have some topography stationary.
thank goodness it doesn't look like that.

Posted by: concrete girl at March 24, 2016 10:38 PM (ceWrl)

162 ries are delicious with ketchup, mayo and BBQ sauce all mixed together. mmm mmm mmm

Now I have to try this.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 10:38 PM (kBIIG)

163 Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 24, 2016 10:37 PM (hlMPp)

Cold steel is bad ass. Bought two Elands from them.

Sharp as fuck.

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at March 24, 2016 10:38 PM (R5HRU)

164
From an insurance perspective sometimes it's cheaper to kill them than to let them live with bad injuries
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


Beatniks?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 24, 2016 10:38 PM (FkBIv)

165 I've heard a lot of bad things about the F-35, so I'm taking it all with a grain of salt. I still think they should be developing a new production version of the F-22 as a fall back plan. Just give it a new variant letter and a more modern computer system, because aside from the computers, it's still far ahead of what most of the world uses.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 24, 2016 10:39 PM (HalrA)

166 Cool has to be the single most durable slang word in the Western World. Means exactly what it meant in 1956.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at March 24, 2016 10:39 PM (P8951)

167 Everyone is being so nice to each and well behaved since Ace kicked us all off the blog. Maybe there is hope for this place and it can be salvaged.
Posted by: L, Elle at March 24, 2016 10:37 PM (2x3L+)


So ace should ban the blog annually as a sort of Spring cleaning, eh?

Posted by: SingedMonster Bravely supporting kittens at March 24, 2016 10:39 PM (uURQL)

168
151 Everyone is being so nice to each and well behaved since Ace kicked us all off the blog. Maybe there is hope for this place and it can be salvaged.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 24, 2016 10:37 PM (2x3L


I think Maets [ ] is helping as well. Squash it before it starts.

But the other threads are much more civil as well.

*sometimes threatening to turn the car around and actually come close to doing so works

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 24, 2016 10:39 PM (hlMPp)

169 more or less agree with you except that you should try dipping them in a hand made chocolate shake.
Posted by: yankeefifth at March 24, 2016 10:37 PM (vb33c)


Hell, dipping them in a McDonald's chocolate shake ain't half bad.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 24, 2016 10:39 PM (q1FtT)

170 41 The guy who shot the machete wielder should have pumped him one or two more times just for good measure.

Much easier in the long run.

Posted by: Blano at March 24, 2016 10:15 PM (heN73)



You've got about 10 seconds while they're still twitching when you can "consider them an imminent threat" -- after that, you have to stop firing. And it's best not to have any shots in the back.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 24, 2016 10:39 PM (EzgxV)

171 We will see, but the guy writing the article was the Norwegian top-gun. It wouldn't surprise me to see an F35 win against and F22 at some point.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 10:35 PM (kBIIG)

someone was writing about f18 growlers getting kills on f22s a while ago.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 24, 2016 10:39 PM (vb33c)

172 151 Everyone is being so nice to each and well behaved since Ace kicked us all off the blog. Maybe there is hope for this place and it can be salvaged.
Posted by: L, Elle at March 24, 2016 10:37 PM (2x3L+)

Bite me Bimbo babe

///////.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 10:40 PM (voOPb)

173 Yeah the F-14 ASF would have been the true Cat's Meow.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 24, 2016 10:40 PM (XXJ2r)

174 The Hippies were political, the beats were not.
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That's right, man. We were just into, like, free verse and jazz.

Posted by: Jack Kerouac at March 24, 2016 10:40 PM (J3phO)

175 "The F-14A is still a Swiss Army knife of a fighter because it can kill you at 100 miles, 20 miles, 5 miles, and 500ft."


The AIM-54 was designed do to high-flying, level targets at 100 miles. Bears, Badgers, etc. Low level Su-34 ain't no guarantee.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2016 10:40 PM (XnWGV)

176 155 I take it that brackets are a sign of bad think/talk?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 24, 2016 10:37 PM (Xo1Rt)

++++

The brackets mark the spot where a political / election comment used to reside.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 24, 2016 10:40 PM (R+30W)

177 Thanks everybody, I just sort of had to tell that, to write it out sort of for the record somewhere. I hope I didn't bum any of you out too much.

And "ashamed" wasn't really the right word. It's just I try to be stoic about things and then can't really. I sung in my head and sort of out loud "Auld Lang Syne". I can't sing worth much anyway, and wouldn't assault anyone's ears....but I just had.

The true meaning of "Auld Lang Syne" is very moving and sentimental. Anyway..... it was love. I don't really know if a cat can know how the owner feels, but I hope he did.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 24, 2016 10:40 PM (DW+jj)

178 The F-14A is still a Swiss Army knife of a fighter because it can kill you at 100 miles, 20 miles, 5 miles, and 500ft.
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 24, 2016 10:32 PM (XXJ2r)

Plus, the wings fold. Like a Swiss Army knife.

Posted by: Josephistan at March 24, 2016 10:42 PM (7qAYi)

179 L, Elle - I still suspect there was some serious trolling going on. Names I've never seen before were riling people up that entire day. It started first thing in the morning. By the time Ace got here it was a bomb ready to explode.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 10:42 PM (kBIIG)

180 If you've got to let it out, this is the place Mr. Publius!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 24, 2016 10:42 PM (OQ9R7)

181 I've heard a lot of bad things about the F-35, so I'm taking it all with a grain of salt. I still think they should be developing a new production version of the F-22 as a fall back plan. Just give it a new variant letter and a more modern computer system, because aside from the computers, it's still far ahead of what most of the world uses.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 24, 2016 10:39 PM (HalrA)

well, anything that obama was involved in was a bad so since he was the driver in killing the f22 it is likely a good plan to reverse course and fire the lines up.

we should probably fire pontiac and olds up while we are at it.



Posted by: yankeefifth at March 24, 2016 10:42 PM (vb33c)

182 Had a pretty big snow around here yesterday. The weather idiots only missed the snowfall amount by about a foot, foot and a half. Anyway, made a beer run this afternoon and noticed a dead rabbit in the snow about ten foot from the sidewalk. There were rabbit tracks but no other predator tracks up to the kill. I'm thinking maybe a hawk, or even possibly an eagle as we have some in the neighborhood. What surprised me was how much of the carcass was still there. Even a hawk would take the kill, unless it was spooked.

Posted by: Old Blue at March 24, 2016 10:42 PM (9iR5/)

183 Ricardo did you forget the 6 AIM-54 Shoot-Ex with a Fleet aircrew off the Pacific early in the F-14A career.

One -14, 6 AIM-54As vs 6 drones flying low level over water simulating cruise missiles? 4 hits.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 24, 2016 10:43 PM (XXJ2r)

184 Posted by: Rogland Brostle at March 24, 2016 10:16 PM (56PmS)

That meant to Ball since the sixties. I know that for a fact.

Also it is in a CCR song: Chooglin'

"you got to Ball and have a good time".

That means to Ball is separate from having a good time.

"let's ball" was a common question. And it didn't mean "let's go have a good time" Although is COULD mean that but it was a question of intent not the result.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 24, 2016 10:43 PM (Xo1Rt)

185 And yet, no mention at all of the map source: The Department of the Exterior.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 24, 2016 10:43 PM (J3phO)

186 "omeone was writing about f18 growlers getting kills on f22s a while ago."

A Growler in no slouch. It will fcuk you up.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2016 10:43 PM (XnWGV)

187 62 I hate to be a bummer, but yesterday, I had to have my oldest cat put to sleep. I couldn't even mention it last night because I would've broken down. He was old, fluid starting accumulating in his lungs and belly, and then he started having trouble breathing.

He was stray (already fixed) that came around here in 2003, so I've had him for 14 years old. He was fully grown, so I'd say he was least 16 years old. I had another most favored cat than lived to be 21 before kidney failure got her.

Anyway it's been killing me. Digging the hole to bury him yesterday afternoon, I didn't think I was going to make it without breaking down. Then I got sort of ashamed of myself for being such a sentimental old softy about it all.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 24, 2016 10:19 PM (DW+jj)



The same impulses that drive sentimentality also drive honor, discipline, sacrifice, and grit.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 24, 2016 10:43 PM (EzgxV)

188 [primary stuff]

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 10:43 PM (voOPb)

189 174 The Hippies were political, the beats were not.
---------
That's right, man. We were just into, like, free verse and jazz.
Posted by: Jack Kerouac at March 24, 2016 10:40 PM (J3phO)

IIRC, Kerouac was a Republican.

Posted by: Josephistan at March 24, 2016 10:44 PM (7qAYi)

190
Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at March 24, 2016 10:38 PM (R5HRU

Had to look up the Eland.

Classy

I like how thin the Recon is but still has a nice size blade.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 24, 2016 10:44 PM (hlMPp)

191 was there an article about the F-14 ASF posted here?




Posted by: yankeefifth at March 24, 2016 10:45 PM (vb33c)

192
I love Jewmanity, it's people that I can't stand

Posted by: A Eye A Eye... Oh! at March 24, 2016 10:45 PM (BK3ZS)

193 we should probably fire pontiac and olds up while we are at it.









Posted by: yankeefifth at March 24, 2016 10:42 PM (vb33c)


I'm surprised nobody bought the nameplate to try to start a new car company. You could grab Pontiac, Mercury, and Olds for car brands and Hummer for trucks that way...

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 24, 2016 10:45 PM (HalrA)

194 I think Janis Joplin also used ball as a euphemism in an interview.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 24, 2016 10:45 PM (q1FtT)

195 As an Eddie Izzard fan I was surprised...to see he showed up here on the ONT and had run 27 marathons in 27 days. And jealous. And confused...


This year keeps getting stranger.

Posted by: Max Power at March 24, 2016 10:46 PM (QCc6B)

196 What surprised me was how much of the carcass was still there. Even a hawk would take the kill, unless it was spooked.
Posted by: Old Blue
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Well, the rabbit *might* have just up and died. I once saw a pigeon drop dead out of the sky.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 24, 2016 10:46 PM (J3phO)

197 The AIM-54 was kind of like the F-14 itself; big, expensive, complicated, expensive, and kind of all-or-nothing.

We don't have anything quite like either now.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 24, 2016 10:46 PM (bLnSU)

198 Jack Kerouac

I never got into jazz. I needed a heavy percussion line, heavy bass line, and a hook.

And Chuck Berry was my idea of rap.

Posted by: Rogland Brostle at March 24, 2016 10:46 PM (56PmS)

199 MissTammy!



Posted by: yankeefifth at March 24, 2016 10:46 PM (vb33c)

200 "Ricardo did you forget the 6 AIM-54 Shoot-Ex with a Fleet aircrew off the Pacific early in the F-14A career."



No I don't, Anna. Drone speed? Coordinates? Courses?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2016 10:47 PM (XnWGV)

201 27 marathons in 27 days is damn near suicidal.

After all, the first guy who ran a marathon literally did die.

Posted by: rickl at March 24, 2016 10:47 PM (sdi6R)

202
...(anyone else still recall the Prodigy community in the dial-up days ...and there were trolls and flame-wars then, too: it's not exactly a recent phenomena) and this is ...simply madness.

Remember when Computer Shopper was as big as a Look magazine and over two inches thick, most of it filled with BBS numbers on phone book paper? Politically, I don't think it's gotten that much worse.

Posted by: Ed Anger at March 24, 2016 10:47 PM (RcpcZ)

203 Must suck to have to shoot somebody you know by their first name.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 24, 2016 10:48 PM (MNgU2)

204 >>>> Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 10:42 PM (kBIIG)
-----
Yeah, I only got to the blog on the last thread before Ace shut everything down. The nics were mostly unrecognizable and all asshole comments. I just don't like that some of my favorite regulars got caught in the crosshairs of that whole fiasco

Posted by: L, Elle at March 24, 2016 10:48 PM (2x3L+)

205 Sometimes the birds drop things. I had a damned black snake fall right out of the sky and land on me once.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 24, 2016 10:48 PM (q1FtT)

206 Let's see. So Katie Couric is secretly married to Jamie Foxx. Or Katie Holmes is secretly married to Vincente Fox. Or Redd Foxx was secretly married to Sherlock Holmes.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 24, 2016 10:48 PM (T/5A0)

207 Posted by: yankeefifth at March 24, 2016 10:42 PM (vb33c)

Grand Prixs & 88s were damn good cars

King feces everything he touched turned to sheet

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 10:48 PM (voOPb)

208 was there an article about the F-14 ASF posted here?

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 24, 2016 10:45 PM (vb33c)


http://bit.ly/1RkiDu7

There is now!

Maybe two:

http://www.anft.net/f-14/f14-history-f14x.htm

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 24, 2016 10:48 PM (bLnSU)

209 The F-14 ASF and the Tomcat 2000 projects were Grumman plans to extend the capabilities of their big cat.

ASF, think Bombcat on steroids. With a fully glass cockpit for both aircrew. And things like LANTIRN built into the plane instead of being a pylon add-on like the Bombcats.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 24, 2016 10:48 PM (XXJ2r)

210
When there is trouble, I'm there on the double.
From Atlantic to Pacific, you know I'm terrific!

Posted by: A Eye A Eye... Oh! at March 24, 2016 10:48 PM (BK3ZS)

211 I fired off a growler just this morning.

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at March 24, 2016 10:48 PM (Dwehj)

212 167 Everyone is being so nice to each and well behaved since Ace kicked us all off the blog. Maybe there is hope for this place and it can be salvaged.
Posted by: L, Elle at March 24, 2016 10:37 PM (2x3L+)

So ace should ban the blog annually as a sort of Spring cleaning, eh?



PURIFY THE BLOG WITH FIRE!!!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 24, 2016 10:48 PM (NGd+i)

213 Naw, Mike, there was blood in the snow. Unless the rabbit had ebola.

Posted by: Old Blue at March 24, 2016 10:49 PM (9iR5/)

214 205 I had a damned black snake fall right out of the sky and land on me once.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 24, 2016 10:48 PM (q1FtT)

A snake? Piker.

Posted by: Charles Fort at March 24, 2016 10:49 PM (7qAYi)

215 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 24, 2016 10:19 PM (DW+jj)
I am truly sorry for your loss. It's alright to be a softie. Again I'm very sorry.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 24, 2016 10:49 PM (egOGm)

216 This is beyond parody.

https://tinyurl.com/zw5glls

Posted by: rickl at March 24, 2016 10:49 PM (sdi6R)

217 The Hippies were political, the beats were not.
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That's right, man. We were just into, like, free verse and jazz.

Um, that's not really true. There were far more hippies that dropped out than beats. Beats would get into a straights face and delighted in screwing with square citizens.

They were political but not into politics if you understand the difference.

And some hippies were very political.

There really isn't any bucket they can be dropped into conveniently.

There were beats back in the '30's I believe. It got more popular and got more press in the '50's.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 24, 2016 10:49 PM (Xo1Rt)

218 Must suck to have to shoot somebody you know by their first name.
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 24, 2016 10:48 PM (MNgU2)

you must travel different circles of than I do.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 24, 2016 10:49 PM (vb33c)

219 Posted by: L, Elle at March 24, 2016 10:48 PM (2x3L+)

Hopefully Backwards will get back soon. I missed the shit show, but he's a regular and I didn't think it was an unpardonable sin, not by a longshot.

I thought it was kind of funny to tell you the truth, but of course not very nice!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 24, 2016 10:50 PM (q1FtT)

220 PURIFY THE BLOG WITH FIRE!!!!
Posted by: Puddleglum at March 24, 2016 10:48 PM (NGd+i)



BY FIRE BE PURGED

Posted by: RAID BOSS at March 24, 2016 10:50 PM (uURQL)

221 First you put your two knees close up tight,
Then you sway 'em to the left, then you sway 'em to the right,
Step around the floor kind of nice and light,
Then you twis' around and twis' around with all your might,
Stretch your lovin' arms straight out in space
Then do the Eagle Rock with style and grace
Swing your foot way 'round then bring it back,
Now that's what I call "Ballin' the Jack."

Posted by: Chris Smith at March 24, 2016 10:50 PM (oFSUK)

222 Must suck to have to shoot somebody you know by their first name.
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 24, 2016 10:48 PM (MNgU2)


was it regular or alabama variety?

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 24, 2016 10:51 PM (vb33c)

223 "ASF, think Bombcat on steroids. With a fully glass cockpit for both aircrew. And things like LANTIRN built into the plane instead of being a pylon add-on like the Bombcats."



And the Navy said we'll go with a Super Bug.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2016 10:51 PM (XnWGV)

224 Does anyone have a good, pithy argument on why trying to do something about the Islamic radicalization isn't racist/bigoted? I need something that would get a liberal who is sometimes thoughtful to stop in their tracks, so something eye opening, not snarky.

[]

I think I held my own, but I couldn't break through their biases.

I'm going to hate this election, I can tell.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 10:51 PM (kBIIG)

225 I hate to be a bummer, but yesterday, I had to have my oldest cat put to sleep...
Anyway it's been killing me. Digging the hole to bury him yesterday afternoon, I didn't think I was going to make it without breaking down. Then I got sort of ashamed of myself for being such a sentimental old softy about it all.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 24, 2016 10:19 PM

So very sorry publius. No shame in that at all, you lost a good friend. I just posted about losing our old cat on the pet thread.

Short version...We came home and thought she was dead. Dug the hole in the backyard. As I placed her there her paw moved!

Took her inside and stroked/talked to her for over half an hour. She revived to the point where you could see her breathing but that was it.

Stopped petting her and let her go. She was gone in a few minutes. Sally was just waiting for us to get home before she left us.


Posted by: Farmer at March 24, 2016 10:51 PM (o/90i)

226 ASF, think Bombcat on steroids. With a fully glass cockpit for both aircrew. And things like LANTIRN built into the plane instead of being a pylon add-on like the Bombcats.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 24, 2016 10:48 PM (XXJ2r)


Complete new avionics *and* hydraulics. They knew the 14 was a maintenance problem and wanted to address that, too.

Won't likely ever know if that would have worked.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 24, 2016 10:51 PM (bLnSU)

227 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/713046446954647553

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/713046648163868673

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/713046935402377216

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/713047058559713280

Posted by: kbdabear at March 24, 2016 10:51 PM (+W7II)

228 220 PURIFY THE BLOG WITH FIRE!!!!
Posted by: Puddleglum at March 24, 2016 10:48 PM (NGd+i)


ME READY TO MAKE HERE CLEAN

Posted by: HOLY FIRE at March 24, 2016 10:51 PM (wqVD1)

229 *sometimes threatening to turn the car around and actually come close to doing so works

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 24, 2016 10:39 PM (hlMPp)

I read a story once about a mother who was dreading taking her children on a long car trip to visit grandma. So she loaded all the kids in the car...warned them that if they caused any trouble, she'd turn the car around and they'd go back home. Of course, the kids almost immediately starting acting up. She turned the car around and drove back home. Told them all to go to their rooms. Waited a week and made the trip to grandma's with angel children in the car.
The first car trip was done a week before the actual scheduled trip to grandma's.


Posted by: Tami at March 24, 2016 10:51 PM (v0/PR)

230 When are Groovy and Far Out making a comeback?

Posted by: Hank at March 24, 2016 10:52 PM (HrP/+)

231 This is beyond parody.

https://tinyurl.com/zw5glls
Posted by: rickl at March 24, 2016 10:49 PM (sdi6R)


Judging by the headline picture, it's a parody article.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster Bravely supporting kittens at March 24, 2016 10:52 PM (uURQL)

232 Been re-reading the James Bond books (Fleming only). Most of it holds up great, after all these years, but occasionally not:

Bond: (comments on the smell of marijuana in a Harlem club)
Felix Leiter: "All these hep cats smoke reefer"

So not all the beatnik terminology survived.

Posted by: Splunge at March 24, 2016 10:53 PM (iMxBJ)

233 In the '50s Pontiac's were the hot landcruisers.
Of course, they were the hot NASCAR winners.



Posted by: Ralph at March 24, 2016 10:53 PM (6iw++)

234 Evening, everyone!

Posted by: Colorado Alex at March 24, 2016 10:53 PM (fC9RO)

235 "When are Groovy and Far Out making a comeback?"
-Posted by: Hank at March 24, 2016 10:52 PM (HrP/+)

I still sprinkle those in from time-to-time.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 24, 2016 10:53 PM (OQ9R7)

236 More Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/713047199928729600

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/713047358091735040

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/713047517370429441

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/713047678368817152

Posted by: kbdabear at March 24, 2016 10:53 PM (+W7II)

237 Ironically, the Navy calls the SH "The Rhino" today. Which is what the Marines called F-4 years ago.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2016 10:53 PM (XnWGV)

238 Maryland just got smoked by Kansas.

Oregon is whooping Duke. Good.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 24, 2016 10:54 PM (NGd+i)

239 205 I had a damned black snake fall right out of the sky and land on me once.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 24, 2016 10:48 PM (q1FtT)

was it regular or alabama variety?

ok, there we go now.



Posted by: yankeefifth at March 24, 2016 10:54 PM (vb33c)

240 Just watched a vid of Shmuley Boteach arguing with Max Blumenthal outside of AIPAC.


Israel supporting gals with Boteach....cute and pretty.

Pali flag waving jabbas with Blumenthal....nope nope nope

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 24, 2016 10:54 PM (hlMPp)

241 >>> I thought it was kind of funny to tell you the truth, but of course not very nice!
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at March 24, 2016 10:50 PM
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Yeah, it was so uncharacteristic of him too, but as soon as I saw the comment, I went immediately to Oh Shit and knew what was going to happen next. Ace has said he can come back after a break. I think Maetenloch hated doing that. They were both at their wits end in that comment thread by the time that happened.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 24, 2016 10:54 PM (2x3L+)

242 ..."The first car trip was done a week before the actual scheduled trip to grandma's."
-Posted by: Tami at March 24, 2016 10:51 PM (v0/PR)

Nicely Played!!!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 24, 2016 10:54 PM (OQ9R7)

243 Grand Prixs & 88s were damn good cars
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88's didn't float worth a shit.

Posted by: Teddy Kennedy at March 24, 2016 10:55 PM (oFSUK)

244
'hep cat' goes all the way back to the flappers, I think.

Posted by: Rogland Brostle at March 24, 2016 10:55 PM (56PmS)

245 The AI could probably be converted against at least the incest thing with a quick link to Carlos II Habsburg's wiki page. Or to some of the later Ptolemies.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 24, 2016 10:55 PM (6FqZa)

246
My favorite dish? Easy Miso Corny

Posted by: A Eye A Eye... Oh! at March 24, 2016 10:56 PM (BK3ZS)

247 Oh please, like this blog is going away anytime soon.

As long as the 'rons get their hot chick pics and the 'ettes get their recipes and gardening tips, it's not going anywhere.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at March 24, 2016 10:56 PM (rlfds)

248 The blogger hbd*chick has been running a few series on what cousin marriage has done to the Arab world, as well.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 24, 2016 10:56 PM (6FqZa)

249 Nicely Played!!!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 24, 2016 10:54 PM (OQ9R7)

Yeah, I thought it was clever and wanted to try it on my own kids but never got the chance. Damn.

Posted by: Tami at March 24, 2016 10:57 PM (v0/PR)

250 That is the sweetest story, Farmer.
It's the sad/happy kind.

Posted by: L, Elle at March 24, 2016 10:57 PM (2x3L+)

251 Oh! I loved Computer Shopper. I'd get a copy and go through it just to see what I was missing and what I could try to afford and what was the current bleeding edge.

I got my first full fledged computer in 1994. A clone 386. That was when 486 was already king.

Few years later built my own 486.

At one time I had the full range:

an IBM xt, a 286, a 386, a 486 and finally a pentium 4 Dell.

And they all worked still for a brief time in 2005 until the 286 went down, then the xt and I quit using the 386 and the 486 was too slow.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 24, 2016 10:57 PM (Xo1Rt)

252 In the '50s Pontiac's were the hot landcruisers.
Of course, they were the hot NASCAR winners.
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My favorites.

Posted by: Fireball Roberts at March 24, 2016 10:58 PM (oFSUK)

253 *twitches*

*mumbles* it's not an AI, it's just an adaptive script.

*twitches*

Sapience/sentience is still pretty far away, barring truly astounding breakthroughs.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 24, 2016 10:58 PM (bLnSU)

254 publius,
So sorry about kitteh. Our pets become our family. It's okay to cry. They make us better human beings.

Posted by: mpfs at March 24, 2016 10:58 PM (OF+ge)

255 Speaking of lots of snow, the local weather idiots are saying that we are getting more snow this weekend, but they won't commit to an amount. Just accumulating snow is all they will say. We were supposed to get 2-5 inches and it wound up being 18 inches.
I'd like to make that kind of money for being 85% right 3% of the time.

Posted by: Old Blue at March 24, 2016 10:58 PM (9iR5/)

256 I think I held my own, but I couldn't break through their biases.


Liberals are generally driven by emotion, not reason. That means they only care about the emotional content of what you say, not the reason/logic.

So stuff that makes them feel bad is bad, and stuff that makes them feel good is good.

Being mean to Muslims makes them feel bad, so it doesn't matter about blah blah deaths blah jihad.


It's a different language.

You have to make them feel bad about not doing anything about Muslims ... such as pointing out how rapefugees are raping all the womens; why do you hate women?

If you don't like making people feel bad ... your communication options are limited.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster Bravely supporting kittens at March 24, 2016 10:58 PM (uURQL)

257 Had an 88, Holley 4 bbl, you could drop silver dollars down the secondaries.


Posted by: Ralph at March 24, 2016 10:59 PM (6iw++)

258
224 Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 10:51 PM (kBIIG)

Does anyone have a good, pithy argument on why trying to do something about the Islamic radicalization isn't racist/bigoted?


Mention the Muslims who are buying and selling and raping women and young girls ... in what-was-Syria, the northern part of Nigeria, and the Sudan.


... but I couldn't break through their biases.


So ... they approve of ... Chattel Slavery ... the institution that (mostly) British colonialism and the American Civil War ended ... and de-legitimized?

Perhaps those Liberals don't really respect human rights.

Posted by: Arbalest at March 24, 2016 10:59 PM (FlRtG)

259 "As long as the 'rons get their hot chick pics and the 'ettes get their recipes and gardening tips, it's not going anywhere."


Gun thread? Maybe some art here and there.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2016 10:59 PM (XnWGV)

260 As long as the 'rons get their hot chick pics and the 'ettes get their recipes and gardening tips, it's not going anywhere.
Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at March 24, 2016 10:56 PM (rlfds)



Where's our hot chick pics, SMFH!?

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster Bravely supporting kittens at March 24, 2016 10:59 PM (uURQL)

261 Sorry Ricardo, conflated two different AIM-54 tests.

The six target one involved three QT-33s,2 BQM-34As, and 1 BQM-34E. Raid in two waves, three each. Speeds varying from 0.6 Mach to 1.3. Altitude 23,000 to 24,000 feet. Range to targets from 50 nautical to 37 nautical.

Two QT-33s, 1 BQM-34A, and 1 BQM-34E were destroyed. 1 AIM-54A had a missile antenna control loop failure and missed the QT-33 while the BQM-34A that survived, the radar augmenter failed so the AIM-54 and the AWG-9 both lost it.

Another test involved a BQM-34A flying at an altitude of 50ft above the water at a speed Mach 0.75. The F-14 was at 10,000ft and fired at 22 nautical miles. The AIM-54A scored a lethal hit.

As for being a dogfight missile, in some tests the AIM-54 has pulled 16gs to kill their targets.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 24, 2016 11:00 PM (XXJ2r)

262 Sorry, no hot pics here.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at March 24, 2016 11:00 PM (rlfds)

263 Grand Prixs 88s were damn good cars

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



88's didn't float worth a shit.

Posted by: Teddy Kennedy at March 24, 2016 10:55 PM (oFSUK)

Worn door gaskets.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 24, 2016 11:01 PM (T78UI)

264 Last thread someone id'd William Holden's wife in "The Best Years of Our Lives" as Gloria Grahme, the fast blonde in "it's A Wonderful Life".

It was actually Virginia Mayo, in one of her few straight dramatic roles- and she was great as that gold-digging, allotment bait tramp.
An easy mistake to make, so not being a pedant.
Just a movie nerd giving credit where it's due.

Posted by: Sal at March 24, 2016 11:01 PM (MRX6w)

265 Again thanks to all, and Farmer, that was indeed a moving story and I appreciate you telling it.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 24, 2016 11:01 PM (DW+jj)

266 Decades ago they crossed a jellyfish with a brain dead parrot and set up a business breeding college administrators.

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at March 24, 2016 11:01 PM (3Mimg)

267 247 Oh please, like this blog is going away anytime soon.

As long as the 'rons get their hot chick pics and the 'ettes get their recipes and gardening tips, it's not going anywhere.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at March 24, 2016 10:56 PM (rlfds)

I thought the 'ettes were into boots?!?


*mental note to return y'all's gifts

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 24, 2016 11:02 PM (hlMPp)

268 I'd like to make that kind of money for being 85% right 3% of the time.
Posted by: Old Blue
----------------

My favorite forecast:"Fifty percent chance of rain."

Which is to say, "Maybe it will... and maybe it won't"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 24, 2016 11:02 PM (oFSUK)

269 >>>The first car trip was done a week before the actual scheduled trip to grandma's.

what a great way to teach those brats.

Posted by: concrete girl at March 24, 2016 11:02 PM (ceWrl)

270 Wasn't there a picture of a Swiss Army knife or leather an that had inscribed TSA compliant in the past month on an ONT?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 10:27 PM

Yes, I remember that. Some guy had "TSA Compliant" laser printed on his pocket knife and it went thru. Don't tell the TSA.

Posted by: Farmer at March 24, 2016 11:02 PM (o/90i)

271 My condolences, publius.

To the rest of the Horde...good evening.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at March 24, 2016 11:02 PM (rJUlF)

272 [primary stuff]

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 24, 2016 11:02 PM (R+30W)

273
Good evening, good people.

Nice to read comments that aren't full of acrimony and bile.

This whole thing, I like to think, was just growing pains on the way to bigger and better.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 24, 2016 11:03 PM (P/8aq)

274 Heh, someone passed this one to me today when we were talking about the Microsoft AI. This story is about IBM's Watson.

In one rhyming test that the computer flunked, the clue was a "boxing term for a hit below the belt." The correct phrase was "low blow," but Watson's puzzling response was "wang bang."

"He invented that," said Gondek, noting that nowhere among the tens of millions of words and phrases that had been loaded into the computer's memory did "wang bang" appear."

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 11:03 PM (kBIIG)

275 "I hate to be a bummer, but yesterday, I had to have my oldest cat put to sleep."

It's among the hardest things to have to do in one's life, but also is among the most important things to do. Not to let them linger in distress when nothing more can be done to help.

I'll bend an elbow late tonight for all departed small friends.

Posted by: The Weekly World News at March 24, 2016 11:03 PM (noWW6)

276 202

...(anyone else still recall the Prodigy community in the dial-up
days ...and there were trolls and flame-wars then, too: it's not
exactly a recent phenomena) and this is ...simply madness.

Remember when Computer Shopper was as big as a Look
magazine and over two inches thick, most of it filled with BBS numbers
on phone book paper? Politically, I don't think it's gotten that much
worse.


I think Shopper is still around...i know 2600 is...even if its a Progressive shill nowadays...:sigh:


Ah the halcyon days of dial-up...Prodigy, DELPHI, Aol Love/Hate....and there are *still* BBS being hosted in the DOS format.


Now, if I can only find the tape drive for my TRS80 Model I/III...

Posted by: BlaxPac at March 24, 2016 11:04 PM (tL0rn)

277 I hope Batman v Superman fails, if only to slowdown the onslaught of superhero movies that are going to flood the movie market for the next 30 years*.

http://tinyurl.com/gpg3bsa


*Assuming there's 30 years of "modern" civilization left.

Posted by: Thrawn at March 24, 2016 11:04 PM (s87AC)

278 Anyway it's been killing me. Digging the hole to bury him yesterday afternoon, I didn't think I was going to make it without breaking down. Then I got sort of ashamed of myself for being such a sentimental old softy about it all.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 24, 2016 10:19 PM


If we can't break down & have a good cry over a beloved Cat, then the Terrorist have won ...

Posted by: Adriane the Feline Critic Critic ... at March 24, 2016 11:04 PM (AoK0a)

279 "As for being a dogfight missile, in some tests the AIM-54 has pulled 16gs to kill their targets."

Okay.


Those Q's were long, straight, and, narrow.....no? They weren't doing any maneuvering.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2016 11:05 PM (XnWGV)

280 Speaking of weather forecasts, when I lived in Albuquerque the weather forecast was the same every day all summer long; 20% chance of rain.

You could look out the window every afternoon, and there would be a raincloud somewhere in the valley.

The 20% was the chance it would rain where you were, but it rained almost every day during the 'monsoon'.

Posted by: Rogland Brostle at March 24, 2016 11:05 PM (56PmS)

281 Posted by: Ralph at March 24, 2016 10:59 PM (6iw++)

Just about nothing street legal can duplicate dumping a quad.

That honk cannot be found anywhere else.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 24, 2016 11:05 PM (Xo1Rt)

282 224 Does anyone have a good, pithy argument on why trying to do something about the Islamic radicalization isn't racist/bigoted? I need something that would get a liberal who is sometimes thoughtful to stop in their tracks, so something eye opening, not snarky.

You've got the right idea about stopping them in their tracks. It's not about logic. It's about messing with their heads, exposing the cracks in the internal narratives they use as their defenses against having to think.

I suggest: "I just can't get comfortable with the Islamic hatred of gay people."

Posted by: Splunge at March 24, 2016 11:06 PM (iMxBJ)

283

Does anyone have a good, pithy argument on why trying to do something about the Islamic radicalization isn't racist/bigoted?
-----


Well, I'm kind of in favor of not being killed. Perhaps that's just me.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 24, 2016 11:06 PM (hlMPp)

284 At one time I had the full range:

an IBM xt, a 286, a 386, a 486 and finally a pentium 4 Dell.

And they all worked still for a brief time in 2005 until the 286 went down, then the xt and I quit using the 386 and the 486 was too slow.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 24, 2016 10:57 PM (Xo1Rt)

****

My first job in 1986 was renting out IBM PCs and XTs. Soon after went up to ATs, Compaq 386s and 486s, and was at PS2 at the time that I left.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 24, 2016 11:06 PM (YLidQ)

285 Wasn't there a picture of a Swiss Army knife or leather an that had inscribed TSA compliant in the past month on an ONT?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 10:27 PM



Yes, I remember that. Some guy had "TSA Compliant" laser printed on his pocket knife and it went thru. Don't tell the TSA.



Posted by: at March 24, 2016 11:02 PM (o/90i)

I had steel tip darts taken from my carry on before 9-11.

Had to go to baggage carrousel to claim this little box smaller than a beer can.

But they let me carry on a 4D cell mag lite.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 24, 2016 11:07 PM (T78UI)

286 I thought the 'ettes were into boots?!?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nw7Qg_2JjWk

Posted by: Adriane the Footwear Critic ... at March 24, 2016 11:07 PM (AoK0a)

287 Easiest job is weather guy in Las Vegas or Phoenix. Summer: hot as fuck, no chance of rain.
Winter: Mild, maybe some rain here or there.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 24, 2016 11:08 PM (0LHZx)

288 NPR described "Dawn of Justice" as a zeppelin crash. Oh the humanity

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 24, 2016 11:08 PM (6FqZa)

289 287 Easiest job is weather guy in Las Vegas or Phoenix. Summer: hot as fuck, no chance of rain.
Winter: Mild, maybe some rain here or there.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 24, 2016 11:08 PM (0LHZx)


Massive dust storms 10x taller than the city? Flash floods?

Posted by: Splunge at March 24, 2016 11:09 PM (iMxBJ)

290 And Duke got whooped. HAHA!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 24, 2016 11:09 PM (NGd+i)

291 Night, all. Another fun night.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 24, 2016 11:10 PM (XnWGV)

292 How about a QF-86 that did a roll from an altitude of 15,300ft and pulled a 5G dive to lose 6,200 feet of altitude 16 seconds after AIM-54 launch followed by a 6G pull-out. At 9,100ft and 9.8 nautical miles from the F-14, the QF-86 was destroyed.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 24, 2016 11:10 PM (XXJ2r)

293 203 Must suck to have to shoot somebody you know by their first name.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 24, 2016 10:48 PM (MNgU2)



Yeah, well...."You don't know me, son, so let me explain this to you once: If I ever kill you, you'll be awake. You'll be facing me, and you'll be armed." I'm seeing three for three, and it looks like a good shoot.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 24, 2016 11:10 PM (EzgxV)

294 Thanks for the advice folks. I like the reminder about Muslim treatment of women. I'll try to weave that into the next round.

I did have one girl who claimed that "she lives in Europe, and all the talk about Muslim ghettos is BS." I spammed her with a half dozen articles on them, including one from the Guardian. Paris, Stockholm, Brussels, and Birmingham all got covered

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 11:10 PM (kBIIG)

295 That's why the news should just have super hot weather girls. No need for meteorologists.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 24, 2016 11:11 PM (MNgU2)

296 I want to be sympathetic to Islam, but I'm very disturbed by their treatment of women. They can't even drive in Saudi Arabia and even in more moderate countries like UAE, women are treated as second class citizens. And let's not even get into how transgendered people are treated in those lands.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 24, 2016 11:11 PM (0LHZx)

297 I've seen it rain in Phoenix on one side of the street and not the other, and rain hard for a short time.

Posted by: Rogland Brostle at March 24, 2016 11:11 PM (56PmS)

298 Ok people what's with the brackets????

Posted by: Blano at March 24, 2016 11:11 PM (sdPF/)

299 I too have carried a pocketknife since childhood.

I like less expensive, good quality knives. And there really are some of those.

I'm liking my Ontario Rat as an EDC now. Excellent knife. If you're patient, you can buy it for $22.

BTW, not only did we carry our knives in school, but in hunting season we often had our shotguns in our cars.

Nobody got stabbed or shot.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 24, 2016 11:11 PM (Dttnn)

300 "Does anyone have a good, pithy argument on why trying to do something about the Islamic radicalization isn't racist/bigoted?"

There are plenty of those arguments ("Islam is not a race"), but the problem is that the people usually throwing out the race card about Islam aren't arguing in good faith or using reason; one cannot reason somebody out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.

With that being said, I think more reasonable people can be persuaded about the threat of Islam if the argument is framed about the jihadist interpretations of Islam - Wahhabism, Salafism, (and Khomenianism). The problem here is that this requires a bit of research and usually can't be summarized accurately in the span of a few minutes (or a few Tweets/FB posts).

Posted by: Thrawn at March 24, 2016 11:11 PM (s87AC)

301 Monsieur Moo Moo at March 24, 2016 11:08 PM (0LHZx)

That's why our guys (N. TX) are absolutely orgasmic over tornadoes- gives them something to actually report on.
Deep down, they probably hate themselves for that.

Posted by: Sal at March 24, 2016 11:11 PM (MRX6w)

302 "I just can't get comfortable with the Islamic hatred of gay people."

Winner winner, chicken dinner

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 11:12 PM (kBIIG)

303
One of the sweetest sounds going is a big old V8 just working hard. Pulling air through all 4 holes of a Carter or Holley.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 24, 2016 11:12 PM (P/8aq)

304 Must suck to have to shoot somebody you know by their first name.



Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 24, 2016 10:48 PM (MNgU2)


Wild ass guess - 9 out of 10 times, that is the case.... aside from the 'have to' part.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 24, 2016 11:12 PM (T78UI)

305 Boots?

http://www.shoebuy.com/ariat-high-society-boot/758806/1594158

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 24, 2016 11:13 PM (XXJ2r)

306 several years ago I added small flashlight to my collection of pocket gear.



Posted by: yankeefifth at March 24, 2016 11:13 PM (vb33c)

307 Does anyone have a good, pithy argument on why trying to do something about the Islamic radicalization isn't racist/bigoted?

Do you really think the God made a universe with more galaxies than humans can see or count wants you to kill your next door neighbor for wiping his bottom with the wrong hand?

Posted by: "Out! Out!! Demons of Stupidity!!!!' - Dogbert, in a funny hat ... at March 24, 2016 11:13 PM (AoK0a)

308 243
88's didn't float worth a shit.

Posted by: Teddy Kennedy at March 24, 2016 10:55 PM (oFSUK)

Did you read the part in the Owners Manual about NOT leaving a blonde campaign worker inside, Ted? It throws off the cars natural buoyancy.

Posted by: Your Good Old, Good Olds Guys at March 24, 2016 11:13 PM (tL0rn)

309 Wow....what a boring Sweet 16.

Posted by: eleven at March 24, 2016 11:13 PM (qUNWi)

310
Posted by: Blano at March 24, 2016 11:11 PM (sdPF

Brackets block out comments when we are talking about a certain moron.

In your case Blano, whenever you see the brackets that commenter was mentioning you.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 24, 2016 11:13 PM (hlMPp)

311 I did have one girl who claimed that "she lives in Europe, and all the talk about Muslim ghettos is BS." I spammed her with a half dozen articles on them, including one from the Guardian. Paris, Stockholm, Brussels, and Birmingham all got covered

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 11:10 PM (kBIIG)


People largely believe what their worldview demands, rather than listening to the demands of the world to shape their worldview.

It's unlikely you will prove anything to anyone who doesn't already believe it.

Source: 25 years of talking with people online.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 24, 2016 11:14 PM (bLnSU)

312 Well boys I'd comment tonight but I gotta hike up Beaver Pass.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 24, 2016 11:14 PM (39g3+)

313 "I am really uncomfortable with the way you are making Islam the stalking horse for your dislike for specific elements of Western culture.

Shouldn't be honest about dislikes and discuss solutions instead of using Muslims as your scapegoat?"

Posted by: Kindltot at March 24, 2016 11:14 PM (XQHkt)

314 Night Ricardo.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 24, 2016 11:14 PM (hlMPp)

315 RWC, you gonna give Blano a complex with that.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 24, 2016 11:14 PM (XXJ2r)

316 296 I want to be sympathetic to Islam, but I'm very disturbed by their treatment of women. They can't even drive in Saudi Arabia and even in more moderate countries like UAE, women are treated as second class citizens. And let's not even get into how transgendered people are treated in those lands.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 24, 2016 11:11 PM (0LHZx)

++++

Can't imagine the transgender issue comes up all that often. Of course, under a burka who can tell? Maybe you meant homosexuals?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 24, 2016 11:15 PM (R+30W)

317 "several years ago I added small flashlight to my collection of pocket gear"

Oh yeah, it's unbelievable how useful a little light can be. I carry a Fenix E05 that's just been durable as hell.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 24, 2016 11:15 PM (Dttnn)

318 Well, I'm kind of in favor of not being killed. Perhaps that's just me.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 24, 2016 11:06 PM (hlMPp)


Sometimes, you just gotta put it starkly like that. I'm in favor of not being killed, and unapologetic about it. Now I know that not every Muslim is a screaming wacko Jihadist. I used to work for an Israeli Arab (started off as a nice guy but became an a-hole after he injured his back), and had a number of Palestinian and Egyptian coworkers over the years who were truly great people and good Americans. Some assimilate and westernize pretty well.

These are their heretics, and we should be encouraging them to have a reformation and change the canon. Islam has a tragic flaw, in that it's not "inspired" as we say the Bible is - the Koran is all the literal dictation of God according to its author. That means every last sentence is 10 Commandments level Core Canon. So basically, if you're not killing Jews and installing their tribal feudalistic governments, you're not a good Muslim.

We need more bad Muslims, and we need to convince them to rewrite the book so that they are the good ones. Until then, being suspicious of Muslims isn't hate or bigotry, it's sanity.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 24, 2016 11:16 PM (HalrA)

319 You can hike up Beaver Pass but once you're done you won't want to hike it again for a while.

Posted by: eleven at March 24, 2016 11:16 PM (qUNWi)

320 "Does anyone have a good, pithy argument on why trying to do something
about the Islamic radicalization isn't racist/bigoted? I need something
that would get a liberal who is sometimes thoughtful to stop in their
tracks, so something eye opening, not snarky."

How about this?

The Christian religion has gone through several great and convulsive changes in its past, such as the Reformation. Let's hypothetically postulate that just such another change has occurred. For the worse, this time.

Now, after this doctrinal shift, dangerously high percentages of these radicalized new Christians want to impose a theocratic state. Not only where they live, for themselves, but everywhere and for everyone. A single unified Christian fundamentalist theocracy over the entire planet, controlling every living human. _The Handmaid's Tale_ on steroids and crystal meth.

A unified theocracy in which no other religion will be accorded equal status. Where most other religions will be immediately exterminated down to even their historical artifacts. Where unbelievers, apostates, and homosexuals will incur the death penalty. Where women will have a legal status hardly different from that of domestic cattle.

These new Christians openly speak of their intent to outbreed and outnumber everyone else. They proudly practice "demographic warfare" by having large families in plural marriages, often at public expense, to increase their political power and fighting ranks.

And, this radical new form of Christianity specifically sanctions murder at any and all scales necessary to accomplish its goal, from single homicides up to mass genocides, and has already accomplished several of the latter. They're working on the acquisition of weapons of mass destruction to finish the job.

There are some professed "moderates" in this new faith who claim that they don't want to do any of the things above. However, it's also a doctrinal tenet of this new Christian variant to allow and encourage deception in such matters, and it's impossible to be sure of anyone's bona fides.

Ask your neighbor: wouldn't you think that steps to forcibly suppress such a movement would be not merely desirable, but absolutely mandatory?

Posted by: torquewrench at March 24, 2016 11:16 PM (noWW6)

321 Islam?

Well, personally, I'm a little uncertain about a culture that treats women as property. I thought we were beyond that now.

Posted by: Rogland Brostle at March 24, 2016 11:16 PM (56PmS)

322 315. [ ]

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 24, 2016 11:14 PM (XXJ2r)

Did you mention my mic or Blano?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 24, 2016 11:17 PM (hlMPp)

323 Can't imagine the transgender issue comes up all that often. Of course, under a burka who can tell? Maybe you meant homosexuals?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 24, 2016 11:15 PM (R+30W)

______

For starters....

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/03/06/the-world-s-first-transgender-mosque.html

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 24, 2016 11:18 PM (0LHZx)

324 One of the sweetest sounds going is a big old V8 just working hard. Pulling air through all 4 holes of a Carter or Holley.
Posted by: irongrampa
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(ahem)

Posted by: Mike Hammer's Olds 403 working a Rochester at March 24, 2016 11:18 PM (oFSUK)

325 Nice contour map.

Also, a Swiss army knife with a USB? Why wasn't I informed of this important update to the classic mini pocket tool? Yeah, I've carried one for 30+ years; before that it was a Buck folding knife.

Including at school.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 24, 2016 11:19 PM (gyKtp)

326 "several years ago I added small flashlight to my collection of pocket gear"

Oh yeah, it's unbelievable how useful a little light can be. I carry a Fenix E05 that's just been durable as hell.
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 24, 2016 11:15 PM (Dttnn)

lighter is in the pocket as well.

fenix makes nice lights. the $20 mark is about right too. used to buy more expensive lights but since I keep losing them every so often I opted for something less expensive.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 24, 2016 11:19 PM (vb33c)

327 and the 'ettes get their recipes and gardening tips

You left out the baseball threads and the hot baseball player pics.

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 24, 2016 11:19 PM (3C9q2)

328 Does anyone have a good, pithy argument on why trying to do something about the Islamic radicalization isn't racist/bigoted?
Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 10:51 PM (kBIIG)


If you want to really be a hardo without getting into the race ethics of it, show them some video. Doesn't even have to be a beheading.

It can't stand. Someone is going to do something about it whether society gives its approval or not.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 24, 2016 11:19 PM (ubByS)

329
Islam is NOT a religion--it is a murderous CULT.

So you start with a basic flawed premise, thinking you can reform/change it.

The religious aspect is a mask.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 24, 2016 11:20 PM (P/8aq)

330 203 Must suck to have to shoot somebody you know by their first name.


I can think of even sucker things

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 11:20 PM (voOPb)

331 Posted by: torquewrench at March 24, 2016 11:16 PM (noWW6)



That's a great argument. Change the labels to something they already hate and suddenly it'll click with them.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 24, 2016 11:21 PM (HalrA)

332 Sorry, but was I supposed to laugh or NOT supposed to laugh at machete guy wheezing out his life after being shot hacking his way through the defender's door?

Posted by: een at March 24, 2016 11:21 PM (lhki9)

333 no point in arguing with someone about islam. someone who sees nothing wrong with islam is not someone who is gong to be persuaded by reason.

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 24, 2016 11:21 PM (vb33c)

334 262 Sorry, no hot pics here.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at March 24, 2016 11:00 PM (rlfds)



I dunno....the ones I've seen have been quite beautiful, with an aristocratic air -- like the person everyone would turn to when something happened, in order to know the "right way" to react.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 24, 2016 11:21 PM (EzgxV)

335 torquewrench, yeah, that's pretty much where the Islamic scholarship's been at the last five or ten years; that the religion is a mutant virus that escaped from a Byzantine lab in western Syria.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 24, 2016 11:21 PM (6FqZa)

336 It's unlikely you will prove anything to anyone who doesn't already believe it.

Source: 25 years of talking with people online.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith


25 years is such a short time in the History of Mankind. Let's wait a few more years ...

Posted by: Adriane the Historical Critic ... at March 24, 2016 11:21 PM (AoK0a)

337 274 Heh, someone passed this one to me today when we were talking about the Microsoft AI. This story is about IBM's Watson.

In one rhyming test that the computer flunked, the clue was a "boxing term for a hit below the belt." The correct phrase was "low blow," but Watson's puzzling response was "wang bang."

"He invented that," said Gondek, noting that nowhere among the tens of millions of words and phrases that had been loaded into the computer's memory did "wang bang" appear."

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 11:03 PM (kBIIG)


Chip made in China???

Posted by: Don Quixote at March 24, 2016 11:22 PM (RK8AH)

338 I was once able to shut up a liberal (temporarily, I'm sure) by telling her that while Christianity has progressed throughout the centuries, Islam is stuck in the Middle Ages. I think using the word 'progress' is what did the trick. Progressives really pride themselves on the idea that they are marching forward to a glorious utopian future, and pointing out that Christianity has actually made the progression into the 21st-century while Islam has not shut her down for a while.

Posted by: biancaneve at March 24, 2016 11:23 PM (e98eb)

339 #150

The Beats were political but it was a delayed effect. A lot of them were later academics who fostered a lot of 60's stupidity. Others were the providers of the pseudo-intellectual fodder used to drive a lot of that stupidity.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 24, 2016 11:23 PM (IdCqF)

340 Blano,

The [ ] happens when someone brings up blatant Preezy race politics.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 24, 2016 11:24 PM (hlMPp)

341 "before that it was a Buck folding knife. Including at school"

That's what all us cool kids carried at my school, too--Buck 110 in a sheath.

My brother was prying something and broke the blade out of his. (Alcohol may have been involved.) A few years ago he found that knife in a box of high school stuff. He sent it in to Buck with a letter that said, "This knife has sentimental value to me. I'm not claiming it's defective and I don't want a new knife. I damaged this knife due to my negligence. Please repair the knife and bill me for the cost."

He received his knife, beautifully cleaned and restored, with an invoice marked "No Charge."

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 24, 2016 11:24 PM (Dttnn)

342 @ 324

Some day,Mr. Hammer, Rottenchester will make a 4 holer that works.

None of the 4MC variety are much more than a bread and butter 4 barrel.

Carter is much better and Holley stillrules.

I have a tri power setup for my Road Runner that features Holley carbs--nice setup,and the DO scream at WOT.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 24, 2016 11:24 PM (P/8aq)

343 The religious aspect is a mask.


Posted by: irongrampa at March 24, 2016 11:20 PM (P/8aq)


You're right. Basically the head murder hobo of a group of murderous hobos said "our way of life is perfectly valid! God told me so and I wrote it down! The world is ours to loot!"

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 24, 2016 11:25 PM (HalrA)

344 For starters....

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/03/06/ the-world-s-first-transgender-mosque.html

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at March 24, 2016 11:18 PM (0LHZx)

++++

The pictures are hilarious.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 24, 2016 11:26 PM (R+30W)

345 Does anyone have a good, pithy argument on why trying to do something about the Islamic radicalization isn't racist/bigoted?

I'm uncomfortable with all the Mislims they're killing?

Or

I'm uncomfortable with people who think it's okay to kill gays, atheists, apostates, and women who dishonor their families.

Or

Al Qaeda is still pissed they lost Spain. Perhaps assuaging these people's grievances won't be possible.

Posted by: AD at March 24, 2016 11:26 PM (uoCgI)

346 Does anyone have a good, pithy argument on why trying to do something about the Islamic radicalization isn't racist/bigoted?
Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 10:51 PM (kBIIG)

Islam believes in killing Infidels. It believes Women are less than Men. It does NOT believe in Freedom of Speech or Religion.

Islam is a Religion... and religion is a CHOICE...

Thus they choose to believe these barbaric things.

Thus none of them are 'innocent'.... because they chose it.

Posted by: Don Quixote at March 24, 2016 11:26 PM (RK8AH)

347 Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 10:51 PM (kBIIG)

If you want to really be a hardo without getting into the race ethics of it, show them some video. Doesn't even have to be a beheading.

It can't stand. Someone is going to do something about it whether society gives its approval or not.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 24, 2016 11:19 PM (ubByS)

I've seen the videos. Green screen propaganda pushed by the Israeli Zionists who control the government and media.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 24, 2016 11:27 PM (hlMPp)

348 Well after that feelgood video above, I will turn in and say good night to one and all...

And those that practice and observe, a Good Friday Happy Easter to all!

Posted by: BlaxPac at March 24, 2016 11:27 PM (tL0rn)

349 >>> So basically, if you're not killing Jews and installing their tribal feudalistic governments, you're not a good Muslim.



Which sura is that?

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 24, 2016 11:28 PM (/E+t2)

350 Waitaminit. The Wang Bang?


Ain't that the shortest river in China?

Posted by: Rong Dong Sivah at March 24, 2016 11:28 PM (YpQpo)

351 Dave in Fla, here is my advice.

Present arguments that you sincerely believe yourself. Don't be insincere fake arguments just for the purpose of pulling a fast one on her.

Posted by: chemjeff at March 24, 2016 11:28 PM (uZNvH)

352
I have a tri power setup for my Road Runner that features Holley carbs--nice setup,and the DO scream at WOT.
Posted by: irongrampa
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No doubt. But, my good friend and respected colleague, donning the Pedantic Hammer Hat, I point out that 'Tri-Power' is a trademarked Pontiac name. Cultural Appropriation to use it in reference to a MOPAR thingie.

Posted by: Mike Hammer's Olds 403 working a Rochester at March 24, 2016 11:28 PM (oFSUK)

353 "I read the other day that the F-35 poor dog fighting skills are very
much over blown. The problem is pilots who are used to the F-16. Once
pilots learn the new capabilities of the F-35 to brake and keep weapons
on target, they win the dog fights every time."

Count me as skeptical, as the only place I've heard this claim comes from an officer with the Norwegian air force.

Norway's military are facing increasing rumbles of political discontent about the enormous cost of that jet at a time when Norway is being repeatedly kneed in the stomach by the global oil price crash. And they are desperate to talk up the program with the voting public.

The reality with the F-35 is that it still hasn't been able to be realistically tested in an all-up, go-to-war, standardized-production article. And per the reports from the office of Dr. Gilmore (DoD's chief weapons tester), the schedule for accomplishing such tests with such an article continues to slip. It's going to be into the 2020 decade before those tests are done.

As for being able to "keep weapons on target", even a 40 year old antique jet has a chance to win a close range dogfight today. No high gees or nose-pointing required. HOBS (high off-boresight) missiles and helmet-mounted cueing of same have changed the dynamics of air combat.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 24, 2016 11:29 PM (noWW6)

354 Night BlaxPac.

Happy Easter and Good Friday.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 24, 2016 11:30 PM (hlMPp)

355 I've used this: "I like that they believe in capital punishment for rape. I just wish they believed in it for the rapist instead of the victim..."

Posted by: mikeski at March 24, 2016 11:30 PM (LIUK5)

356 "Cultural Appropriation to use it in reference to a MOPAR thingie."

Six Pack should be terminologically okay for a Road Runner, if memory serves.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 24, 2016 11:30 PM (noWW6)

357 Does anyone have a good, pithy argument on why trying to do something about the Islamic radicalization isn't racist/bigoted?
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Well, I'm kind of in favor of not being killed. Perhaps that's just me.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 24, 2016 11:06 PM

Lmao, and that's why I always appreciate RWC here.

Posted by: Farmer at March 24, 2016 11:30 PM (o/90i)

358 A late model coyote up around 6 grand on the tach sounds really nice, but not quite the same as the old 4 barrel carbs.

Posted by: GT 5.0 at March 24, 2016 11:31 PM (Nk0GK)

359 (ahem)
Posted by: Mike Hammer's Olds 403 working a Rochester
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Thank you.

Posted by: The Q-jet on the 425 nailhead Buicks at March 24, 2016 11:31 PM (M6nvs)

360 More Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/713047199928729600

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/713047358091735040

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/713047517370429441

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/713047678368817152


Posted by: kbdabear at March 24, 2016 10:53 PM (+W7II)

Ahhhh, shift is over, drink in hand, and compliance pics.

Thank you.

Posted by: Blano at March 24, 2016 11:31 PM (3eoPa)

361 night everyone

Posted by: yankeefifth at March 24, 2016 11:32 PM (vb33c)

362 Posted by: Farmer at March 24, 2016 11:30 PM (o/90i)

Well thank you sir

*fist bump

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 24, 2016 11:33 PM (hlMPp)

363 Night yankeefifth

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 24, 2016 11:33 PM (hlMPp)

364 Wang bang doodle.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 24, 2016 11:34 PM (FkBIv)

365 Arson: on installing God's rule upon humankind, sura 27 is explicitly royalist, and sura 4, and sura 9. On Jews as inferior, sura 5; on Jews as (attempted) killers of prophets, sura 4 again. On the commands to whack infidels with swords, suras 3, 4, 8, 9, 47, 59. On Arab chauvinism (because Ishmael), sura 3. Christians as pagans: suras 3, 4, 5, 19.

The Qur'an doesn't say to kill Jews. It does say to kill whoever gets too lippy against the Qur'an, which would include Jews who actually think Judaism is worth defending in public

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 24, 2016 11:34 PM (6FqZa)

366 Sorry, no hot pics here.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at March 24, 2016 11:00 PM (rlfds)

That answer is INCORRECT!!!!!!

'Cause I've seen them.

Posted by: Blano at March 24, 2016 11:34 PM (3eoPa)

367 Posted by: Mike Hammer's Olds 403 working a Rochester at March 24, 2016 11:18 PM (oFSUK)

( *Jack Benny voice* ) Rochester!

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 24, 2016 11:35 PM (oqI3S)

368 I've seen the videos. Green screen propaganda pushed by the Israeli Zionists who control the government and media.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 24, 2016 11:27 PM (hlMPp)

That's a great reaction to have. You then strike this person.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at March 24, 2016 11:35 PM (ubByS)

369 Dave in FL. If they still won't listen end with : The world is made up of 10% Wolves , 10% Sheepdogs and 90% Sheep. It's unfortunate that a good portion of the sheep can't tell the difference between a wolf and a sheepdog.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 24, 2016 11:37 PM (MNgU2)

370 Okay... too tired. Still a bit "fluish". And yes I even look "fluish". G'night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at March 24, 2016 11:37 PM (OQ9R7)

371
google - - wet red dress.

The very nice lady on I M G U R has a very sincere smile.

Not Safe For Young Children without Parental counseling.

Posted by: Rogland Brostle at March 24, 2016 11:37 PM (56PmS)

372 334 262 Sorry, no hot pics here.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at March 24, 2016 11:00 PM (rlfds)



I dunno....the ones I've seen have been quite beautiful, with an aristocratic air -- like the person everyone would turn to when something happened, in order to know the "right way" to react.
Posted by: cthulhu at March 24, 2016 11:21 PM (EzgxV)

Hotness is in the eye of the beholder and SMFH is hot. L, Elle is hot, Donna v &&&&& is hot. I'm sure there are more but those are the only ones I've seen or met

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 11:38 PM (voOPb)

373 []

Posted by: Ed Anger at March 24, 2016 11:38 PM (RcpcZ)

374 369 Dave in FL. If they still won't listen end with : The world is made up of 10% Wolves , 10% Sheepdogs and 90% Sheep. It's unfortunate that a good portion of the sheep can't tell the difference between a wolf and a sheepdog.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 24, 2016 11:37 PM (MNgU2)



Mind you, adding up to 110% of the population might give rise to some of the confusion......

Posted by: cthulhu at March 24, 2016 11:38 PM (EzgxV)

375 Is it safe to look up "working a Rochester" in the urban dictionary?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at March 24, 2016 11:39 PM (FkBIv)

376 Five mistresses... if your bed's got room for that many, it needs to come installed with a diving board

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 24, 2016 11:39 PM (6FqZa)

377 Mind you, adding up to 110% of the population might give rise to some of the confusion......




We don't do math on this blog. Not often, and not well.

First approximations only.

Posted by: Rogland Brostle at March 24, 2016 11:39 PM (56PmS)

378 Brackets block out comments when we are talking about a certain moron.

In your case Blano, whenever you see the brackets that commenter was mentioning you.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 24, 2016 11:13 PM (hlMPp)

Ha, yes I'm internet ignorant but I'm not drunk enough yet to believe that. I think I saw the answer above.

Posted by: Blano at March 24, 2016 11:40 PM (3eoPa)

379 Posted by: cthulhu at March 24, 2016 11:38 PM (EzgxV)

Yeah it just might.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 24, 2016 11:40 PM (MNgU2)

380
I really dislike the descriptor 6Pak for the Mopar setup. I'm old enough to remember the word trips or 3 2's to describe the feature.

Being a for real motorhead, I miss those days of raw horsepower you could buy right from the showroom.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 24, 2016 11:41 PM (P/8aq)

381 372 334 262 Sorry, no hot pics here.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at March 24, 2016 11:00 PM (rlfds)



I dunno....the ones I've seen have been quite beautiful, with an aristocratic air -- like the person everyone would turn to when something happened, in order to know the "right way" to react.
Posted by: cthulhu at March 24, 2016 11:21 PM (EzgxV)

Hotness is in the eye of the beholder and SMFH is hot. L, Elle is hot, Donna v &&&&& is hot. I'm sure there are more but those are the only ones I've seen or met

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 11:38 PM (voOPb)



I've also met Vendette, Bebe, Gushka, Peaches, and Rum -- all hot.....if Grim approves in the case of Bebe or Gushka.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 24, 2016 11:42 PM (EzgxV)

382 Remember the [you] thing a few years ago? It was pretty funny then, but I don't think it would be wise to bring it back.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 24, 2016 11:42 PM (Dttnn)

383 The world is made up of 10% Wolves , 10% Sheepdogs and 90% Sheep.

I was told there would be no... oh, never mind- there isn't!

Posted by: t-bird at March 24, 2016 11:43 PM (RrDm2)

384 Blano,

The [ ] happens when someone brings up blatant Preezy race politics.


Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 24, 2016 11:24 PM (hlMPp)

Thank you.

You almost had me with the prior comment though.

Posted by: Blano at March 24, 2016 11:43 PM (3eoPa)

385 []

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 11:44 PM (voOPb)

386 You almost had me with the prior comment though.
Posted by: Blano at March 24, 2016 11:43 PM (3eoPa)

Thank AP. Made me feel guilty

I think the brackets only happen on the ONT though. Could be wrong, surprisingly.

I like 'em.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 24, 2016 11:45 PM (hlMPp)

387 I don't believe certain allegations...for now, but remember that Newt was a swinger in his younger years?

This election season is off the damn rails.

Posted by: Thrawn at March 24, 2016 11:46 PM (s87AC)

388 Goddammit....there's another 'ette I've met IRL who is also wonderful, but her nic is her first name IRL and I'm blanking on it.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 24, 2016 11:47 PM (EzgxV)

389 I've also met Vendette, Bebe, Gushka, Peaches, and Rum -- all hot.....if Grim approves in the case of Bebe or Gushka.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 24, 2016 11:42 PM (EzgxV)

Met a couple as well. Yes. Hot. And intelligent. Which increases the hotness.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 24, 2016 11:47 PM (hlMPp)

390 Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 24, 2016 11:34 PM (6FqZa)

Just curious to hear a response because my father was a muslim and knew most of it by heart like muslims are supposed to. He never spouted any of this jew hating infidel killing crap people usually lob out.

He was Persian and its no secret arabs and Iranians don't get along. In my home growing up Islam and Christianity together wasn't a four letter word. He always cautioned me from getting in with the "uncivilized zealot arab". He was very wary of fanaticism and spoke of the poor and uneducated who believed anything that was told to them. Interpretation of the sura was a big thing. Reading the koran in english is laughable because you lose the meanings of the words.

I know this will fall on deaf ears or I'll get shit for it but I don't give a fuck. I'm very weary of generalizing a group of people based on the actions of fanatics. But If this problem is not addressed we are in for a fight for our civilization. There are a lot of ignorant, dumb and evil people on that side of the world that only understand death and violence and we are going to be forced to bring it to them one day I fear. I know my father did his part trying to shut down the ayatollah snd his freaks. They eventually won and he never returned in his life.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 24, 2016 11:48 PM (/E+t2)

391 *apologies. I think if I made that statement anywhere else on the intertubes I'd have a battalion of pajama wearing SJW's burning my ass.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 24, 2016 11:49 PM (hlMPp)

392 I would far prefer it if [ ] were to be applied to any ESPN type discussion of the same?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 24, 2016 11:49 PM (McRlu)

393 I don't believe certain allegations...for now, but remember that Newt was a swinger in his younger years?

This election season is off the damn rails.

Posted by: Thrawn at March 24, 2016 11:46 PM (s87AC)


Ironically, the only one who will be untouched by anything will be that bitter crazy old man from Vermont...

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 24, 2016 11:49 PM (vBeA5)

394 386 You almost had me with the prior comment though.
Posted by: Blano at March 24, 2016 11:43 PM (3eoPa)

Thank AP. Made me feel guilty

I think the brackets only happen on the ONT though. Could be wrong, surprisingly.

I like 'em.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 24, 2016 11:45 PM (hlMPp)



I'm sort of in-favor, but they make me feel bad that Maet's working so hard and so late. I'd feel better, overall, if I (privately) knew they were automated.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 24, 2016 11:50 PM (EzgxV)

395 224 Does anyone have a good, pithy argument on why trying to do something about the Islamic radicalization isn't racist/bigoted?
------------------------
Didn't the head imam of Brussels come out and say that mosques SHOULD be monitored for radical propaganda?
The president of Egypt has stated that jihadism is toxic to MUSLIM countries. The kings of Jordan and Morocco have said similar things. Most Muslim governments expend a lot of effort trying to do something about this extremism.

Are these people "racist" or "bigoted?" Are they anti-Islamic?

Your lefty friend seems to think that being anti-jihadi is the same as being anti-Muslim. But it is an article of the leftist faith that jihadism is a heretical aberration from the true Islam. To equate the two is to be an Islamophobic bigot.

Your friend needs sensitivity counseling at the nearest camp. S/he is slandering the religion of peace!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at March 24, 2016 11:52 PM (T/5A0)

396 I'm sort of in-favor, but they make me feel bad that Maet's working so hard and so late. I'd feel better, overall, if I (privately) knew they were automated.
Posted by: cthulhu
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I'm thinking they are automated. I hope so.
Mention a certain name, or type the right word, you get the brackets.

Posted by: Chi at March 24, 2016 11:53 PM (M6nvs)

397 []

Posted by: chemjeff at March 24, 2016 11:54 PM (uZNvH)

398 (don't ban me Maet! )

Posted by: chemjeff at March 24, 2016 11:54 PM (uZNvH)

399 Okay, guess not automated.
Wow maet please try to get some rest tonight.

Posted by: chemjeff at March 24, 2016 11:55 PM (uZNvH)

400 torque, "The reality with the F-35 is that it still hasn't been able to be realistically tested in an all-up, go-to-war, standardized-production article. "

It will probably be cheaper to go to war, then do the test series Dr Gillmore wants for the 'Vark II. We need a Panama every few years to optest stuff.

Posted by: Jean at March 24, 2016 11:55 PM (cXiMR)

401 OK, bed time here.
I need to work sometime tomorrow. Snow today sucks, won't last. Spring is coming.

Be well you all.

Posted by: Farmer at March 24, 2016 11:55 PM (o/90i)

402 396 I'm sort of in-favor, but they make me feel bad that Maet's working so hard and so late. I'd feel better, overall, if I (privately) knew they were automated.
Posted by: cthulhu
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I'm thinking they are automated. I hope so.
Mention a certain name, or type the right word, you get the brackets.

Posted by: Chi at March 24, 2016 11:53 PM (M6nvs)



I hope, but I don't know.....and when I don't know, I'm a worrier -- which I don't need to tell you. It's a week from tomorrow, right?

Posted by: cthulhu at March 24, 2016 11:56 PM (EzgxV)

403 Arson, no deaf ears here, and no s**t headed your way.


Thanks for that real world data point.


A comment section is hardly a practical forum for exploring, much less resolving, such huge matters, but yeah the generalizations can be breath-taking at times.



Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2016 11:56 PM (QDnY+)

404
Posted by: cthulhu at March 24, 2016 11:50 PM (EzgxV)

Don't know anything about programming besides what I learned in 1988 but I think, hope, there is an auto detect running. I've seen some comments get through when they refer to the candidates differently.

*actually, they may have been deleted. Haven't checked.

But yeah, ace and the COBs shouldn't have to waste time patrolling threads.



Ace and the COBS.....give me the ring.....I can carry the burden....







MY PRECIOUS!!!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 24, 2016 11:56 PM (hlMPp)

405 Publius, so sorry to hear about your kitteh.

I've had to say goodbye to three, it's heartbreaking.

Posted by: kbdabear at March 24, 2016 11:56 PM (9ktu9)

406 Night Farmer. Have a great day tomorrow.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 24, 2016 11:57 PM (hlMPp)

407 398 (don't ban me Maet! )

Posted by: chemjeff at March 24, 2016 11:54 PM (uZNvH) 398 (don't ban me Maet! )

Posted by: chemjeff at March 24, 2016 11:54 PM (uZNvH)



Don't you f'in' DARE get your ass banned, CJ!!! -- we'd miss you too much.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 24, 2016 11:58 PM (EzgxV)

408 307 Does anyone have a good, pithy argument on why trying to do something about the Islamic radicalization isn't racist/bigoted?

Just own it. As in: Let's assume you are right. I probably am a bigot. And you can judge me from the heights of your moral throne because of it. So now that is out of the way, what do we do about these barbarians? Just because my fellow travelers and I are bigots, how does that excuse you and your ilk for standing idly by while you wring your hands in moral superiority?

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at March 24, 2016 11:58 PM (h95kp)

409 Say the secret word and win a hundred dollars!

Posted by: Graucho at March 24, 2016 11:58 PM (FkBIv)

410 Thanks rhomboid.




That's why I love this place.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 24, 2016 11:59 PM (/E+t2)

411 chi - if you even recall it, hope you caught my response/explanation the other day. I had made a ridiculously (but unavoidably) cryptic comment about certain regular/semi-regular commenters who relentlessly brought a shallow or worse understanding of certain issues to the table here.


You reacted with "gee, thanks", and I hastened to reply that you certainly are not one of those being described.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2016 11:59 PM (QDnY+)

412 Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 10:51 PM (kBIIG)

The way libs think women are marginalized in many religions pale in comparison. Not only are women thought of as property having to answer to the males in their family. It's much worse than that. They are held down when they're little girls so that their clits can be sliced off so that they will not ever enjoy sex.
No one can defend that.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 25, 2016 12:00 AM (GzDYP)

413 I don't believe certain allegations...for now, but remember that Newt was a swinger in his younger years?

I never heard allegations of him being a swinger. I had heard allegations of him cheating. After being divorced twice, the way he got divorced, and comments from his second wife, I'm willing to believe it.

Posted by: AD at March 25, 2016 12:01 AM (uoCgI)

414 Just curious to hear a response because my father was a muslim and knew most of it by heart like muslims are supposed to. He never spouted any of this jew hating infidel killing crap people usually lob out.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 24, 2016 11:48 PM (/E+t2)


I know Muslims who have done charity work *in Israel*. For Israelis.

I have known Muslims who have fought Jihadis.

I have also known unserious Muslims who just kind of follow a few restrictions but otherwise live "normally" for Western people.

The problem is *NOBODY* has it in their interests for there to be non-radical Muslims. Jihadis hate them as backsliders, Muslim governments can't get them all wound up over useless crap, leftists have secret contempt for them as inauthentic, and everyone (not without reason) traumatized by Jihadism doesn't even see them because it's not like the MFM gets a ratings boost for highlighting them, because CAIR and the left disapprove.

You see them occasionally on TV but I actually see them more IRL.

But people love to get #^*&^#(&# wound up, and that doesn't do it for anybody.

And the "non wackos" have a huge uphill road because the jihadis want to kill them, too. That keeps some of them quiet as well.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 25, 2016 12:03 AM (bLnSU)

415 I have never had a passport.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 25, 2016 12:03 AM (gyKtp)

416 Rhomboid - I was just goofing around. No worries.

Cth, tomorrow.

Posted by: Chi at March 25, 2016 12:03 AM (M6nvs)

417 cthulhu, thnx

Posted by: chemjeff at March 25, 2016 12:04 AM (uZNvH)

418 Don't you f'in' DARE get your ass banned, CJ!!! -- we'd miss you too much.
Posted by: cthulhu at March 24, 2016 11:58 PM (EzgxV)

****

[]

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 25, 2016 12:04 AM (YLidQ)

419 Posted by: Arson Wells at March 24, 2016 11:48 PM (/E+t2)


Well, I have to apologize. I haven't actually read the book, just commentaries and analyses from people who say they have. If the English versions are as bad as you say, I guess I haven't missed a whole lot.


Though it does pose another question: If all of these things that we find so objectionable about ISIS and the other extremists (AQ, Hamas, et. al) aren't in the book, where the heck did they come from?

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 25, 2016 12:04 AM (J+mig)

420 Publius.


I could write reams about the special cats that've blessed my life, and in fact, have.

The own a bit of our souls, forever.

And I wouldn't have it any other way.

Prayers for your peace, and comfort.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 25, 2016 12:04 AM (McRlu)

421 Just thought I would save you or your Script the trouble, Maet.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 25, 2016 12:05 AM (YLidQ)

422 You know who was a bunch of bigots? The Greatest Generation. That's who. They hated them thar Krauts, Delos and Japs. I respect those men infinitely more than I respect people who hide behind moral superiority out of cowardice. And you know who extended the welcoming hand to our enemies? That same generation of bigots. So, please, include me with that roster of great men and women. Because I do not want to have to explain to my grandchildren stood by and allowed carnage at the hands of people who hate me and my way of life. I just don't think maintaining moral vanity will be will impress them much.

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at March 25, 2016 12:08 AM (h95kp)

423 Time for the old folk.


Remember, y'all,that we are Americans--so the head is held HIGH--most especially during these times.

Goodnite, good people, Stay safe.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 25, 2016 12:08 AM (P/8aq)

424 412 Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 24, 2016 10:51 PM (kBIIG)

The way libs think women are marginalized in many religions pale in comparison. Not only are women thought of as property having to answer to the males in their family. It's much worse than that. They are held down when they're little girls so that their clits can be sliced off so that they will not ever enjoy sex.
No one can defend that.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 25, 2016 12:00 AM (GzDYP)



Much as it nauseates me to discuss it, there is a necessary correction -- you say "will not ever enjoy sex".....but it is really "will not ever enjoy sex because it feels good and natural."



There will still be plenty of perverted enjoyment of sex in ways that wreck families and lives through calculation and malice. It will just lack the element of fun.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2016 12:09 AM (EzgxV)

425 Remember, y'all,that we are Americans--so the head is held HIGH--most especially during these times.

Goodnite, good people, Stay safe.
Posted by: irongrampa at March 25, 2016 12:08 AM (P/8aq)

*****

Night, IG. Thanks as always.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 25, 2016 12:09 AM (YLidQ)

426 Weird - The last thing I typed was 'MOPAR', then my ISP when dead. Just now came back.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 25, 2016 12:09 AM (9mTYi)

427 Night IG - You know I'm just joshing about the MOPAR thing.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 25, 2016 12:10 AM (9mTYi)

428 Sigh. Why do I post from my phone...

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at March 25, 2016 12:12 AM (h95kp)

429 aren't in the book, where the heck did they come from?
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 25, 2016 12:04 AM (J+mig)

The hadith, which are sayings of the prophet (as they say). That's right, those dumb bastards are organizing society around the sayings of a 1,500 year old nomad and his uncivilized buddies.

This is where my father always cautioned me about believing this crap. That's where the 27 virgins comes from and wiping your ass with the left hand.

There is also a belief in nullification of parts of the koran. Some mullah didn't like a part , he would use a hadith to nullify the surah. Like say for example the surah in the koran that allows for marrying christians and jews or acknowledgement of the Torah and the gospels of christ. I don't know the classical arbaic word for it.

Since Islam doesn't have a structure like Roman catholicism its basically a free for all as far as the orthodoxy goes. It really is a shit show over there.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 25, 2016 12:13 AM (/E+t2)

430 Night horde. Have a great morning and great rest tonight.

((new civil horde))

But fuck y'all.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 25, 2016 12:14 AM (hlMPp)

431 416 Rhomboid - I was just goofing around. No worries.

Cth, tomorrow.

Posted by: Chi at March 25, 2016 12:03 AM (M6nvs) 416 Rhomboid - I was just goofing around. No worries.

Cth, tomorrow.

Posted by: Chi at March 25, 2016 12:03 AM (M6nvs)



Yikees!!!! You feelin' in fightin' trim? I was going to try and do a pep talk to get you revved next Thursday. Just remember, "Judge, do I have your permission to be bangin' on your front door and criticizing your gardening at 4 AM?"

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2016 12:14 AM (EzgxV)

432 Well, time for the now bored folk. Later all.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 25, 2016 12:16 AM (YLidQ)

433 422 You know who was a bunch of bigots? The Greatest Generation. That's who. They hated them thar Krauts, Delos and Japs. I respect those men infinitely more than I respect people who hide behind moral superiority out of cowardice. And you know who extended the welcoming hand to our enemies? That same generation of bigots. So, please, include me with that roster of great men and women. Because I do not want to have to explain to my grandchildren stood by and allowed carnage at the hands of people who hate me and my way of life. I just don't think maintaining moral vanity will be will impress them much.

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at March 25, 2016 12:08 AM (h95kp)



What's a Delo?

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2016 12:16 AM (EzgxV)

434 I also want to caution anybody reading my posts on Islam. I am not claiming to speak for Islam or the true beliefs of muslims in the Middle East. I'm just relaying my personal experience with Islam.

Some other intelligent Moron pointed out that thinking like what I describe is heresy and it is in fact true to certain other muslims.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 25, 2016 12:16 AM (/E+t2)

435 Since Islam doesn't have a structure like Roman
catholicism its basically a free for all as far as the orthodoxy goes.
It really is a shit show over there.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 25, 2016 12:13 AM (/E+t2)


In that case, I think they need to have something like the Nicene Councils to firmly fix the canon and throw out the dubious garbage.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 25, 2016 12:19 AM (J+mig)

436 Arson Wells thanks for sharing your story

good night all

Posted by: chemjeff at March 25, 2016 12:19 AM (uZNvH)

437 >>> You know who was a bunch of bigots? The Greatest Generation. That's who.

I got the sarcasm, but I disagree. That generation stood on principle and did things I hope my children will never have to face. That's why watching television and the internet is so depressing.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 25, 2016 12:20 AM (/E+t2)

438 Hey, where all da white wimmen at?

Posted by: Sheriff Bart at March 25, 2016 12:20 AM (sl+zA)

439 What's a Delo?
Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2016 12:16 AM (EzgxV)

It's a Chevron truck oil we used to sell at my dad's truck stop. Why do you ask?

I was trying to type Dago but smell check must have intercepted it. Anywhooook... That comment is a prime example of how NOT to do this.

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at March 25, 2016 12:22 AM (h95kp)

440 In that case, I think they need to have something like the Nicene Councils to firmly fix the canon and throw out the dubious garbage.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 25, 2016 12:19 AM (J+mig)


I agree but which bunch of goat fuckers would get the honor? My father , when remarking on the situation over there would say, those bastards have been killing each other for thousands of years and will continue to kill each other for thousands of years. What a mess.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 25, 2016 12:23 AM (/E+t2)

441 Night Jeff.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 25, 2016 12:24 AM (/E+t2)

442 Posted by: Arson Wells at March 25, 2016 12:16 AM (/E+t2)

Sounds like we need more mothers and fathers like yours.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 25, 2016 12:24 AM (GzDYP)

443 In that case, I think they need to have something like the Nicene Councils to firmly fix the canon and throw out the dubious garbage.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 25, 2016 12:19 AM (J+mig)


And that would almost certainly be either right after or right before a gigantic existential war to end all wars.

And some people would reject it and keep doin' their old thang.

BUT such a reformation could largely end the 1400-year war we've experienced.

Mind you, the Baha'i tried that.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 25, 2016 12:25 AM (bLnSU)

444 I want to be where that map is. I'd build a house right in the middle of Beaver Valley...


And with that drive by comment, it's off to Be...uh...sleep. Later roonz and roonettez!

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at March 24, 2016 10:10 PM (vbvxt)


British Columbia has a Beaver Valley, and a Nipple Mountain.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 25, 2016 12:25 AM (/i7Ua)

445 I'm off to dream of Beaver Valley and Nipple Mountain.

Posted by: eleven at March 25, 2016 12:27 AM (qUNWi)

446 Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 25, 2016 12:19 AM (J+mig)


Last point, almost forgot. There is a Syrian gentleman named Zuhdi Jasser that is proposing something along the lines you mentioned. He makes the rounds on conservative sites and shows and wrote e a book about reforming Islam. Basically he wants to reform Islam and keep it in line with the principles of the founding of the country. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The infamous CAIR group really despises him if that tells you anything.

Anyway sorry for going on and on, on such a volatile subject.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 25, 2016 12:29 AM (/E+t2)

447 Man, speaking of shitshows, how about that Comcast?

Thanks for cutting the connection a day early, dumbasses.

Posted by: Merovign, sick of Comcast's Shit at March 25, 2016 12:33 AM (bLnSU)

448 Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 25, 2016 12:24 AM (GzDYP)

I appreciate that.

Having a muslim father and a christian mother who deeply respected each other's faith and themselves helped. Mom's still here but daddy passed away five years ago. Man I miss him.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 25, 2016 12:34 AM (/E+t2)

449 Anyway it's been killing me. Digging the hole to bury him yesterday afternoon, I didn't think I was going to make it without breaking down. Then I got sort of ashamed of myself for being such a sentimental old softy about it all.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at March 24, 2016 10:19 PM (DW+jj)


Condolences, Publius. I had to bury my 17 year old cat last June.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 25, 2016 12:34 AM (/i7Ua)

450 I heard horror stories of comcast and their service. I can only imagine.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 25, 2016 12:35 AM (/E+t2)

451 I think Publius is gone now, but I get so attached to my cats I have to take a day off work when they die. Last time I had to bury one, I had to stop three times so the neighbors couldn't hear me crying.

How can the evil little buggers get you sucked in so deep?

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at March 25, 2016 12:36 AM (h95kp)

452 I spent the day setting-up-for and partially doing taxes. The fiancee actually said something nice, about how hitching-up with a CPA was a smarter life choice than a doctor or lawyer......because it had benefits every year. I guess the decade of "Income in Respect of a Decedent" impressed her.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2016 12:37 AM (EzgxV)

453 Arson, Jasser is not all alone. A publicized gathering was held just a couple of months ago. Brave people.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 25, 2016 12:37 AM (GzDYP)

454 He makes the rounds on conservative sites and shows and wrote e a book about reforming Islam. Basically he wants to reform Islam and keep it in line with the principles of the founding of the country. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The infamous CAIR group really despises him if that tells you anything.

Anyway sorry for going on and on, on such a volatile subject.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 25, 2016 12:29 AM (/E+t2)


Such a "reform" can't be done. It just can't.

There's a reason why the muslim country that people used to love to point to as a "modern" islamic democracy was the way it was. Because Ataturk understood the savage nature of islam and government and understood that you can't take the drive to govern out of islam. You can only fight it off. Constantly.

And there's a reason why that country has now turned back to into the islamic chasm - much thanks to the EU and its total ignorance of islam for that one.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 25, 2016 12:37 AM (zc3Db)

455 Must suck to have to shoot somebody you know by their first name.
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 24, 2016 10:48 PM (MNgU2)

It's just business.

Posted by: Michael at March 25, 2016 12:37 AM (brIR5)

456 I had a cat that a roommate never came back for. The cat ended up living with me for seven years. After that I couldn't get another one because it hurt so much.

Those evil buggers do suck you in.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 25, 2016 12:39 AM (/E+t2)

457 Sorry about your Dad, Arson. I think that rates a little higher on the Sadz scale than incompetent ISPs.

Both the ISPs here are incompetent, Comcast is cheaper.

Posted by: Merovign, sick of Comcast's Shit at March 25, 2016 12:39 AM (bLnSU)

458 The world needs some Muslim Jacobins, radical liberals who are willing to fight and die for a modern islam.

Posted by: Jean at March 25, 2016 12:40 AM (cXiMR)

459 Watchmen comic got the audiobook treatment with animated panels. This is well done.
https://youtu.be/6lR35MhVMss

Welcome to the Black Parade
https://youtu.be/kDWgsQhbaqU

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 25, 2016 12:40 AM (VdICR)

460
450 I heard horror stories of comcast and their service. I can only imagine.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 25, 2016 12:35 AM (/E+t2)



Comcast tried to shake me down for "equipment costs" for over a year after we shitcanned them. I had the receipt. They even sent contract extortionists to harass me at my front door.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2016 12:41 AM (EzgxV)

461 Islam has had a few Martin Luthers. They live with 24/7 security.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 25, 2016 12:43 AM (VdICR)

462 451 I think Publius is gone now, but I get so attached to my cats I have to take a day off work when they die. Last time I had to bury one, I had to stop three times so the neighbors couldn't hear me crying.

How can the evil little buggers get you sucked in so deep?

Posted by: ObjectionSustained at March 25, 2016 12:36 AM (h95kp)



You need a bigger lot, so the neighbors can't hear.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2016 12:44 AM (EzgxV)

463 Comcast tried to shake me down for "equipment costs" for over a year after we shitcanned them. I had the receipt. They even sent contract extortionists to harass me at my front door.
Posted by: cthulhu

They're on my credit report, too
Bank mentioned it once, I told them it can stay and you can deal with it.

Posted by: Jean at March 25, 2016 12:45 AM (cXiMR)

464 458 The world needs some Muslim Jacobins, radical liberals who are willing to fight and die for a modern islam.

Posted by: Jean at March 25, 2016 12:40 AM (cXiMR)

++++

Those are the ones the jihadis kill first. There is no tolerance for apostates in the islamic world.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 25, 2016 12:46 AM (R+30W)

465 463 Comcast tried to shake me down for "equipment costs" for over a year after we shitcanned them. I had the receipt. They even sent contract extortionists to harass me at my front door.
Posted by: cthulhu

They're on my credit report, too
Bank mentioned it once, I told them it can stay and you can deal with it.

Posted by: Jean at March 25, 2016 12:45 AM (cXiMR)



The sad thing is that their technology is marginally better......it's just that they're complete and total assholes to do business with. And, BTW, in a past life I used to provide them with equipment -- they're no better as buyers.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2016 12:49 AM (EzgxV)

466 464 458 The world needs some Muslim Jacobins, radical liberals who are willing to fight and die for a modern islam.

Posted by: Jean at March 25, 2016 12:40 AM (cXiMR)

++++

Those are the ones the jihadis kill first. There is no tolerance for apostates in the islamic world.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous

Agree, they need to arm themselves and shoot first.

Posted by: Jean at March 25, 2016 12:49 AM (cXiMR)

467 When we lived in a crowded area, Comcast came in to install fiber. Out of my kitchen window I saw 4 guys hanging over a 4 foot hole, peering in. I had a cold. I was going to make some tea. My faucet brought no water.

"Oh. Sorry. It only happens every 10 houses or so."

I love our well water.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 25, 2016 12:49 AM (GzDYP)

468 Closest thing I see in the Muslim world is Turkish Football clubs. Not exactly toe-to-toe with ISIS.

Posted by: Jean at March 25, 2016 12:50 AM (cXiMR)

469 []

Posted by: Emile Antoon Khadaji at March 25, 2016 12:52 AM (Nj2wY)

470 The sad thing is that their technology is marginally better......it's just that they're complete and total assholes to do business with. And, BTW, in a past life I used to provide them with equipment -- they're no better as buyers.

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2016 12:49 AM (EzgxV)



Three guesses why I made sure I got a receipt and had it in an easily-accessible place.....

Posted by: cthulhu at March 25, 2016 12:53 AM (EzgxV)

471 Wish I could talk more, doing this on my phone is painful.

Comcast wastes a lot too. You can usually get something from their retention people.

No way this president will do what is needed wrt the jihadis, did the opposite in the green revolution.

Posted by: Merovign, sick of Comcast's Shit at March 25, 2016 12:53 AM (bLnSU)

472 []

Posted by: donna at March 25, 2016 12:55 AM (O2RFr)

473 And Chuck Berry was my idea of rap.

Posted by: Rogland Brostle at March 24, 2016 10:46 PM (56PmS)


Just listened to a CD of Chuck Berry hits last night. A couple of observations: the songs, though very short, are very well produced. and Chuck has damned near perfect diction. Every single word is clear. Unlike any rapper I have ever had the misfortune to hear.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 25, 2016 12:57 AM (/i7Ua)

474 Tonight's post brought to you by when you see it:

Hahaha. I saw it immediately.

Been hanging out with the horde too long?

Late night howdy, y'all.

Rich post, Maet.

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 25, 2016 12:58 AM (GHHRC)

475 "Does anyone have a good, pithy argument on why trying to do something about the Islamic radicalization isn't racist/bigoted?"

I'm tinkering with asking them what it takes for them to see it as simple cause and effect.
How many innocent people dying would it take? How many times must this happen before they are finally able to make the connection between a certain ideology and violence. Just a round number - 10,000? 50,000? How many deaths would it take? In how many places and ways? How savage does it have to be? Are poisoned nails packed in bombs nails sufficient to make the point? Teaching kids to behead Christians - is that not sufficiently savage?

Posted by: vivi at March 25, 2016 01:01 AM (11H2y)

476 Night all.

Posted by: Arson Wells at March 25, 2016 01:07 AM (/E+t2)

477 []

Posted by: Thrawn at March 25, 2016 01:07 AM (s87AC)

478 We'd have fast load times, then suddenly slow downloads. It would get painfully slow and drop off completely enough to call Comcast. A guy'd look at our stuff and setup, go out to the box and it might be a little better for a few weeks.

Finally, one tech admitted that the advertised speed couldn't be given to the whole neighborhood at once. So as people came online or complained, tweaks were done there and here...

Posted by: OldDominionMom at March 25, 2016 01:10 AM (GzDYP)

479 []

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 25, 2016 01:16 AM (R+30W)

480 []

Posted by: Burton Cummings at March 25, 2016 01:16 AM (YlqSL)

481 Whoa. Thought I'd last longer tonight. Nope.

Have a good one, y'all.

I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at March 25, 2016 01:17 AM (GHHRC)

482 Whoever shared Band-Maid yesterday ... thanks. Really enjoying their sound, especially the drums.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster Bravely supporting kittens at March 25, 2016 01:25 AM (1D4Ef)

483 []

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at March 25, 2016 01:30 AM (ZbV+0)

484 Okay, I guess "[]" is supposed to be a hint. Sorry Maet, I heard it here first and thought it was an open topic.

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at March 25, 2016 01:35 AM (ZbV+0)

485 Coming to a theater near you:

Attack Of The Brackets!!!!

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Run for the hills... before its too late.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 25, 2016 01:36 AM (R+30W)

486 []

Posted by: Baldy at March 25, 2016 01:38 AM (1SCTq)

487 I'm sorry, publius. It won't hurt as much tomorrow but it will always hurt a little.

Posted by: creeper at March 25, 2016 01:40 AM (CL5j3)

488 #390

Before the revolution, Iran was a very different place. But then, there were a number of places in the Islamic world that seemed to be moving into the modern world back in the 70s. Arabs with nearly unlimited funds put an end to that, except in places where the Soviets beat them to it.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 25, 2016 01:41 AM (IdCqF)

489 I see many brackets in our near future.


And I don't mean NCAA roundball stuff.


I also foresee a fair amount of discussion of the story in the EMT and/or News Dump threads.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 25, 2016 01:42 AM (QDnY+)

490 Is it just me or does calling a jetliner a "Boom" jet seem to be inviting the attention of the Gods?

http://tinyurl.com/j83s5kq

It's the Daily Mail of course because apparently we don't have a useful and informative press anymore.

Notice that? How you hear about interesting stuff more often from the foreign press than our own?

Didn't used to be like that, (for your info you young'uns out there).

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 25, 2016 01:44 AM (Xo1Rt)

491 Is it all politics or just our own special brand of insanity here at home that's the problem?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 25, 2016 01:45 AM (Xo1Rt)

492 So do we get the brackets if we mention "it?" I am now at 52% sureness that it is true.

Posted by: Baldy at March 25, 2016 01:48 AM (1SCTq)

493 national enquirer

Posted by: Baldy at March 25, 2016 01:48 AM (1SCTq)

494 OOO. We can take shots at Comcast?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 25, 2016 01:49 AM (Xo1Rt)

495 Yeah, Bitter, the mind-boggling inversion (Americans now sometimes needing to seek domestic news in foreign publications) boggles indeed.


Radio Free Europe. Voice of America. BBC. Deutsche Welle. When the "free world" was, in general, a lot more free, and the miserable masses suffering under commie authoritarian rule depended on *us* for their own news.


It's not just the US that is unrecognizable any more (in various bad ways). At least there's still some inertial integrity or sense in a handful of foreign news outfits (though it's easy to exaggerate this ...... things are grim from horizon to horizon).

Posted by: rhomboid at March 25, 2016 01:50 AM (QDnY+)

496 How can we know what's verboten if we don't know what the verboten is?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 25, 2016 01:50 AM (Xo1Rt)

497 So North Carolina passes a law saying that trannies can't use the wrong bathrooms. Everyone has to use the bathroom that matches up to the sex they were born with. The NYT reports on it here.
http://tinyurl.com/hrssw63

The reason I bring it up is the last couple of paragraphs of the piece, where naturally, they get a reaction from one of the oppressed:

Madeleine Gause, a transgender woman who grew up in Hickory, where as a boy she was often bullied in the bathroom, told lawmakers that forcing transgender women to use the men's room posed its own risks. "I can't use the men's room. I won't go back. It is unsafe for me," she said. "And it freaks people out when I go to the men's room. Would you want to go to the men's room with me?"

She added that the fears of sexual predators were overblown.

"People aren't getting raped and murdered," she said. "They are just going to the bathroom."


You see, other peoples' fears are overblown. But, of course, "her" fears are legitimate.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 25, 2016 01:51 AM (R+30W)

498 []

Posted by: Baldy at March 25, 2016 01:51 AM (1SCTq)

499 Sob.

Posted by: creeper, denied brackets at March 25, 2016 01:52 AM (CL5j3)

500 I'm trying to get into the treadmill habit. I'd like to say 'back in the treadmill habit' but I never stuck with it long enough.

Usually I'll read to pass the time but tonight I tried seeing if I liked anything on TV. I came across a, well, I suppose it's supposed to be a sitcom but it seemed like pure depression. I'm a little biased but I'm getting a bit annoyed by wealthy comedians who want to wallow in this sort of thing after they've gotten free of it. It's called 'Baskets,' with Zach Gallifinakis (co-creator with Louis C.K.) as twin brothers Chip and Dale. They have completely opposite personalities in that they're completely unlikable for differing reasons. Louie Anderson in drag, I'm not kidding, is their mother.

The episode ended with Chip standing on a railroad bridge, which was where his father apparently ended his life, and Chip considering the same. This seemed entirely reasonable but a train came along and he ran to jump into a open boxcar.

I guess I'm not sophisticated enough to appreciate this. It didn't seemed to contain any actual humor, just a lot of 'wow, isn't everybody in this an incredibly awful person or living a hellish existence?'

I guess your idea of funny changes after a few seven digit paydays.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 25, 2016 01:53 AM (IdCqF)

501 How can we know what's verboten if we don't know what the verboten is?
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I think it's the ONT specific no politics rule (unless mentioned in the post) that's being applied rather than an embargo of the topic, since I checked the previous thread and 'it' is mentioned repeatedly.

Maybe [Politic-Free ONT] would be clearer than [], if that's the case?

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at March 25, 2016 01:54 AM (ZbV+0)

502 So here's my weird violent guy with a machete story:

In 2008, spring break, I lived in an apartment that overlooked the community pool. There had been a raging party going on down there for a week and each day it got progressively more and more rowdy.

I came home on a Friday evening to find these people building a bonfire. Underneath trees. That were a few feet away from an apartment building.

You might say I overreacted by calling 911. But I would say fuck you, you weren't there watching the bs going on down there for a whole gd week.

I may have made a mistake by calling 911 from my balcony, granted. But how else was I going to let them know how fucking stupid they were. I was just asking questions, like "How fucking stupid are you?" and "What is fucking wrong with you?'.

Sadly, a mob formed beneath my balcony and began to throw tree limbs, beer bottles, patio furniture, anything throwable really, at me.

Another mistake I may have made was throwing it all back at them (with far better accuracy and damage). But the upshot was that I realized that the only thing I had to protect myself with was a machete I kept behind my door. 911 was recording all of this.

So, I told the mob below me (it was around a dozen) that I was going to shoot every fucking one of them. And to prove that I was serious, I pointed my finger at them, like a gun (idk, bang bang your dead type gesture). Then to cap it all of and reinforce my argument, I started yelling,"I got bullet for you and you and you, etc."

So, the Austin PD stopped by and asked to have a chat, which we did. While we discussed nothing in particular the pool party people were busy trying to beat up every cop that showed up (like every cop in the district was there). A lot of them went to jail, tired and in pain I was told.

So, The Unpleasantness began. My trips to the mailbox became very confrontational (as opposed to the usual and uneventful). In fact, someone pried the door off of my mailbox. Complete strangers began flipping me off and yelling rude things at me. "Joe Millenial is still in jail because of you motherfucker!" Things like that. And my response was the same as the one I gave them mob, bang bang bitches, come over and eat some hot lead from my machete.

Then the problems began. I started having weird dreams. The kind where I thought I was awake and someone was trying to break my front door. And I would dream of walking into my living room and seeing it filled with people who would attack me. Then I would wake up and not be able to go back to sleep. This went on for a month. I'd never had dreams like this before. It was like I was actually awake.

One night, I was up late. Around 4 in the morning. In my living room watching a movie. I saw my doorknob twitching. Then I could see the door flexing as some began to kick at the lock. I ran to the door, grabbed my machete, and waited. Nothing else happened.

That day, I bought my first handgun - SW Sigma .40 with laser(mock if you must). Still have it. Bought a Hi Point .40 carbine to match (mock if you must). I have since moved. Also, gave my machete to the gf. She's gun averse, we're working it out.

The thing was that from that point on I awoke when I started having those dreams. It was the same thing over and over again though. Twitching doorknob, kicking the door. Whoever this was, never made it inside. Then it wouldn't happen for a few days. Then weeks. Then it stopped happening.

And this is the end of the weird violent guy with a machete story.


Posted by: CozMark at March 25, 2016 01:54 AM (CbGSW)

503 So it would appear the bannings have been rescinded. Welcome back, exiles.

Posted by: creeper, denied brackets at March 25, 2016 01:54 AM (CL5j3)

504 Was it Pres. Ford's inflation czar (WIN!) who had that hilarious exchange with the press, in which he substituted "banana" or some such for the "forbidden" word, that being inflation? Or am I mixing a few things up there?


Anyway, seems appropriate to recall that now. And as silly as Whip Inflation Now! was (and it was epically silly, if that works), I seem to recall the guy was very smart, and above all with a great public sense of humor about things (thus the "banana" thing).


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Just kidding! Put those in myself.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 25, 2016 01:58 AM (QDnY+)

505 CozMark, that's interesting.

I carry concealed in my purse. Last year I had a dream in which I needed to fire my gun and it wouldn't fire. When I woke up the next morning I told mr. creeper about the dream. "Let's look at the gun," he said.

I pulled it out of the purse and the first thing I noticed was that the clip was not fully inserted. My son had looked at it a couple of days earlier and not fully inserted the clip.

The human mind is a strange thing.

Posted by: creeper, denied brackets at March 25, 2016 01:59 AM (CL5j3)

506 Off, whining bracket sock.

Posted by: creeper at March 25, 2016 02:01 AM (CL5j3)

507 I seem to recall the guy was very smart, and above all with a great
public sense of humor about things (thus the "banana" thing).





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pfft.

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Just saying.

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at March 25, 2016 02:03 AM (ZbV+0)

508 Magazine, creeper - magazine.


Not "clip" (unless you carry an SKS or a Garand in your purse, which seems unlikely)

Posted by: Firearm Terminology Nazis at March 25, 2016 02:03 AM (QDnY+)

509 Banana!

Posted by: Firearm Terminology Nazis at March 25, 2016 02:03 AM (QDnY+)

510 As usual, the hissie fitters are having a hissy fit.

What the law does is prevent every two bit podunk or some maxie douche town with a lot of vocal trannies from passing their own precious little laws about what toilet people can use.

Doesn't discriminate against anyone.

Now if they (the hissie fitters and others) wish to have a law about toilet privileges, they have to go to the state to get it done.

Because it's a lot easier to screw with a town's politics than the state's politics.

This prevents there from being a bunch of conflicting laws from town to town and no one knows what is which.

PA did the same thing for firearms laws and some cities are still holding out that they somehow have the right to their own laws regardless of what the state laws are. Interestingly enough it's Harrisburg the state capitol that is causing the most trouble.

And it makes a kind of sense as there are enough cities that have decided they can pass any idiot law they wish and then put you in jail because you didn't realize that they consider themselves part of Cloud CooKooLand when it comes to some point of conduct.

So it's all sturm and drang and all the poor trannies will have to pee where they always have so far until they can manage to change the laws state wide. And that's not a bad thing because at least there will be a uniformity that will be state wide which allows visitors to know what's okay and what's not.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 25, 2016 02:05 AM (Xo1Rt)

511 Yikes, CozMark, that's ...... uh, kind of wild.


I'd say the after-action meeting on that one would have concluded: make the 911 call inside your apt., with a guarantee of anonymity first.


Posted by: rhomboid at March 25, 2016 02:06 AM (QDnY+)

512 Whatever. That thing that holds the bullets. All sixteen of them.

Posted by: creeper at March 25, 2016 02:07 AM (CL5j3)

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******

I just wanted to get that off my chest. Thank y'all for listening.

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 25, 2016 02:08 AM (YLidQ)

514 All you smart-asses with brackets are beginning to piss me off. I feel SO underprivileged.

Posted by: creeper at March 25, 2016 02:09 AM (CL5j3)

515 Before the revolution, Iran was a very different place. But then, there were a number of places in the Islamic world that seemed to be moving into the modern world back in the 70s.

Only in places where islam was very powerfully held down. Turkey had temporarily solved their islamic problem by giving the secular military supreme power ... which the EU demanded be rescinded in 2003, in order for Turkey to be considered for membership (as if the EU ever had any intention of letting the Turks in - and they shouldn't). We all know how Turkey's gone since then.

Arabs with nearly unlimited funds put an end to that, except in places where the Soviets beat them to it.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 25, 2016 01:41 AM (IdCqF)


Actually, pan-arabism was generally secular but they were still a major threat to us. Global terrorism in the modern age was kicked off by secular arabs blowing the shit out of airplanes and shooting up everything in sight. It wasn't a bunch of jihadis that attack the Munich Olympics but secular arabs.

Back in those days the Soviet Union was the number one sponsor of global terrorism, through their arab clients. The latest development of pan-islamism in the arab world is rather recent (and given a huge boost by Barky's actions WRT the "arab spring"). Before that, the threat from arabs had been almost entirely secular.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 25, 2016 02:10 AM (zc3Db)

Posted by: Tim in GA at March 25, 2016 02:10 AM (YLidQ)

517 Rounds, creeper - rounds, or cartridges.


Not "bullets". Bullets are just the projectiles. I imagine you carry a gun with loaded ammunition, so there's also powder, primers, and brass involved.


Your next terminology violation may trigger the dreaded bracket cyborg - and please, we have enough brackets here as it is.

Posted by: Firearm Terminology Nazis at March 25, 2016 02:10 AM (QDnY+)

518 I think that anyone who has this made up (imo) condition should probably have a letter or something from a doctor stating that they are what they say they are.

And also should appear to be the appropriate sex.

The concern is that too broad or loose a definition would allow some random male with assault on their mind to go into women's toilets and if the cops are called would be able to claim they're a tranny and avoid justice.

No one seems bothered by the women's loss of privacy it's all about the poor trannies and how they feelz.

If I was a woman, I'd have a similar opinion I think.

Besides what's the percentage of trannies? Compared with 51% of the entire population?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 25, 2016 02:10 AM (Xo1Rt)

519 I remember WIN! and thinking this must be one of those things you have to be an adult to understand because it seemed like completely insane nonsense to me at 12 years old. It was on a par with the Woodstock guy going "If we all think hard enough we can make it stop raining."

Then I got older and learned it was in fact insane nonsense that would never make any sense no matter how old I got.

This was far worse.

Posted by: Epobirs at March 25, 2016 02:11 AM (IdCqF)

520 Besides what's the percentage of trannies? Compared with 51% of the entire population?


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 25, 2016 02:10 AM (Xo1Rt)


Miniscule. Tens of thousands nationwide at the outside most. Probably not enough to fill the local college stadium to capacity.

The tail is wagging the dog.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 25, 2016 02:14 AM (J+mig)

521 Yep Epobirs, when WIN was a thing it was just before the time I became acquainted with things like money supply and the velocity of money and rational expectations, but it did seem silly.


Almost like the 70s equivalent of a "hashtag" campaign - trying to chant the real world into working the way you want, or levitating the Pentagon.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 25, 2016 02:14 AM (QDnY+)

522 And to all the pedants ragging on the magazine vs clip nonsense.

If you know what they meant just let it go.

Reminds me of navy boot camp getting gigged for saying floor instead of deck.

Now I can understand that there can be certain words that must be used during certain situations.

Such as port and starboard when giving orders to the Helmsman.

But a lot of it is just elitist bullshit to impress and oppress the newbies.

Any time someone's using jargon around you, it's likely that there's a power play going on. Either at you or some one nearby. It's information hiding at it's worst. And that's a power play/exclusionary act.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 25, 2016 02:17 AM (Xo1Rt)

523 The human mind is a strange thing.


Posted by: creeper, denied brackets at March 25, 2016 01:59 AM

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I have to wonder if the reason why I was having those dreams was because this had been going on before I actually saw it happening. The dreams I had were so real to me. Not the normal.

It was really weird to watch someone trying to break in my door though. Calling 911 would have taken too long. It's not like this person(s) were whacking away forever.

Posted by: CozMark at March 25, 2016 02:20 AM (CbGSW)

524 Posted by: CozMark at March 25, 2016 02:20 AM (CbGSW)

Those kind of dreams are your brain's way of screaming "something is wrong, wake up right now!"

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 25, 2016 02:22 AM (J+mig)

525 Sheesh, Bitter, it was pretty obviously just standard issue AOSHQ snark, not serious, complete with a silly self-mocking sock.


But whatever, the clock says time to depart, and wait to see what awaits us in the morning - brackets, or chair-throwing.

Posted by: Firearm Terminology Nazis at March 25, 2016 02:22 AM (QDnY+)

526 It's a certain word combination that sets off the brackets

Posted by: L, Elle at March 25, 2016 02:23 AM (2x3L+)

527 Bill O'Reilly is quoting Gawker as a trusted news source...


https://twitter.com/oreilIyfactor/status/713264749731971073

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 25, 2016 02:24 AM (vBeA5)

528 227 http://www.yesforliberty.org/index.cfm

Soul in jeopardy of being taken.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 25, 2016 02:24 AM (u82oZ)

529 I keep forgetting that the clocks are off to most of you. I'm on Central Time, so it looks perfectly normal to me.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 25, 2016 02:25 AM (J+mig)

530 Is there going to be a new podcast in the morning or where has that been?

Posted by: gunslingeraz at March 25, 2016 02:26 AM (Ij1fE)

531 OK I finally figured it [] out... Earl Hamner died... Twilight Zone Waltons Falcon's Crest.

Posted by: Baldy at March 25, 2016 02:28 AM (1SCTq)

532 Posted by: Firearm Terminology Nazis at March 25, 2016 02:22 AM (QDnY+)

It wasn't personal. It just set off my aggro alarm about stuff like that. And you were mild compared to some I've seen and it wasn't aimed at what you particularly said.

I've seen some people rant for whole paragraphs cause someone said clip for magazine just in passing.

In a firearms training session, sure that makes sense.
In an off hand comment it's just silly.

Sorry to be almost as guilty complaining about it. And ain't that the way it goes.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 25, 2016 02:31 AM (Xo1Rt)

533 The brackets thing is genius btw. Maetenloch is such a bad ass

Posted by: L, Elle at March 25, 2016 02:31 AM (2x3L+)

534 If falafel man is talking about it, it will hit very big later today... when all of media is on Spring Break! Considering the issue, if it is legit, then it will dominate the news. This explains what I was waiting for a few weeks ago that legal would not clear quick enough

Posted by: Baldy at March 25, 2016 02:33 AM (1SCTq)

535 I think the brackets are a good idea. Filling the brackets with a quick and dirty comment about why the comment was removed might be a good thing, too. [Primary Politics] for instance. It lets people know the specific thing that's not allowed and kinda further reinforces the rules of the road.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 25, 2016 02:34 AM (J+mig)

536 Would Jeff T be on that tranny show without Gary Shandling?

Posted by: Baldy at March 25, 2016 02:38 AM (1SCTq)

537 I agree Cato. It's basic behavior modification therapy and classical conditioning. Very Pavlovian. Some will take longer than others to adjust to it

Posted by: L, Elle at March 25, 2016 02:39 AM (2x3L+)

538 511
Yikes, CozMark, that's ...... uh, kind of wild.




I'd say the after-action meeting on that one would have concluded:
make the 911 call inside your apt., with a guarantee of anonymity first.




Posted by: rhomboid at March 25, 2016 02:06 AM

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Well, too clarify, I went out onto the balcony to just say,"Look at what you're building a BONFIRE under. You could move it over, from underneath a fuckin tree, and out into the open, maybe?"

Then after I said that the chorus was fuck you, we know what we're doing. And then...to spite me, just started adding more fuel to the pyre.

Honestly, 25 years before then, they could have been me. Without the cop punching because I was stupid in a myriad of other ways that did not involve abusing LEOs.

But it wasn't me and now there's a few dumbfuck hippies with arson convictions.

Posted by: CozMark at March 25, 2016 02:39 AM (CbGSW)

539 Posted by: Firearm Terminology Nazis at March 25, 2016 02:10 AM (QDnY+)

Yup. My bullets have all that stuff. mr. creeper put it in when he assembled them.

Posted by: creeper at March 25, 2016 02:40 AM (CL5j3)

540 528 I wanted to praise kbdabear for one specific ginger pic. [unmarital thoughts]

My nic goes to our website for the recently concluded 5th Constitution Bee. Should not have been in the main thread - cut and paste fail.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 25, 2016 02:40 AM (u82oZ)

541 Crap it is my SIL's b-day and forgot to get something

Posted by: Baldy at March 25, 2016 02:43 AM (1SCTq)

542 S'okay, Bitter Clinger. Being a bit of a grammar Nazi myself I know where he's coming from.

Posted by: creeper at March 25, 2016 02:45 AM (CL5j3)

543 524
Posted by: CozMark at March 25, 2016 02:20 AM (CbGSW)

Those kind of dreams are your brain's way of screaming "something is wrong, wake up right now!"


Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party

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Yeah, Me and my brain are onto that now.

Posted by: CozMark at March 25, 2016 02:45 AM (CbGSW)

544 Death Ray To Be Shut Down For Not Outputting Enough Energy

It turns out the atomic powered bird-slaughtering death ray just doesn't output enough energy, and my be shut down.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=11381

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 25, 2016 03:12 AM (vBeA5)

545 Going to sleep now but Breitbart sites all seem down

Posted by: Baldy at March 25, 2016 03:14 AM (1SCTq)

546 And to all the pedants ragging on the magazine vs clip nonsense. If you know what they meant just let it go.

Yes.

Posted by: M1 Garand at March 25, 2016 03:28 AM (VdICR)

547 I don't have to get up, I could go to work but don't have to if I don't want to. This is a scheduled day off but was asked if I want to work in could.
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2016 03:29 AM (fizMZ)

548 Britebart is up, Glen Beck needs tstfu, he jumped into the wife wars according to them.

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2016 03:32 AM (fizMZ)

549 I have no problem with Firearm terminology nazi, but his head must explode like mine watching stories on news that involve firearms.

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2016 03:38 AM (fizMZ)

550 'Morning, Skip. So are you going to work?

Posted by: creeper at March 25, 2016 03:38 AM (CL5j3)

551 Oh, the joys of living on the Mississippi River. It's going over flood stage here on Monday. If it gets any worse than the current prediction I'll have a basement full of water.

Posted by: creeper at March 25, 2016 03:56 AM (CL5j3)

552 No, but I'll be buried monday. I have a long work story ongoing from the last month, but suffice to say a co-worker who bitched I was doing his work ( I can, he wanted to stay there so wanted it all to himself) left me all sorts of crap of "his" work and yesterday the rest of the new doors( 27 of them) came and all the hardware is could have been doing.

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2016 04:00 AM (fizMZ)

553 Sounds like a good day to stay home.

Posted by: creeper at March 25, 2016 04:00 AM (CL5j3)

554 "508
Magazine, creeper - magazine.





Not "clip" (unless you carry an SKS or a Garand in your purse, which seems unlikely)



Posted by: Firearm Terminology Nazis at March 25, 2016 02:03 AM (QDnY+)"

It could be a Broomhandle Mauser and that would be a really cool carry gun. A purse might be the only place you could carry one because I doubt that they have a flash bang holster for them.

Posted by: Ray the hitman in at March 25, 2016 04:05 AM (QHgTq)

555 I still have lots of "his" work so well. I can get into the building at any time. I love jobs like that. Working alone and on my schedule.

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2016 04:05 AM (fizMZ)

556 Broomhandle Mauser stock is its holster I think. It's hard to keep up on firearm registry in my head all the time. Now I have to go look it up

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2016 04:08 AM (fizMZ)

557 Go with your first guess they say.

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2016 04:10 AM (fizMZ)

558 Creeper good luck with flooding, I've seen enough around here,

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2016 04:13 AM (fizMZ)

559 American thinker article - the white vs Hispanic population will be equal in numbers in the 2040's.

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2016 04:15 AM (fizMZ)

560 Guten Morgen alle. Wie gehts?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 25, 2016 04:21 AM (WVsWD)

561 American thinker article - the white vs Hispanic population will be equal in numbers in the 2040's.

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2016 04:15 AM (fizMZ)

That time frame keeps changing though. If you look back at the predictions it has varied widely.

You also need to take a look at birth rates of the hispanic immigrants past the 1st generation. They drop like a rock. The last U.N. report I saw said something like 2050 as the target year.

Theses predictions are not reliable.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 25, 2016 04:25 AM (WVsWD)

562 who is katrina pierson and amanda?

Posted by: rabi at March 25, 2016 04:26 AM (DLWso)

563 Well Barak did tell us he was fundamentally changing America, no one asked into what though.

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2016 04:29 AM (fizMZ)

564 "461
Islam has had a few Martin Luthers. They live with 24/7 security.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 25, 2016 12:43 AM (VdICR)"


Ahmad Ibn Taymiyyah was Islam's Martin Luther. Mohamed ibn Abd al-Wahab was their John Calvin.


Islam had its reformation. This is it. Think of Geneva in the days of John Calvin with iconoclasts smashing religious statues and stained glass windows and people who disagreed with John Calvin being burned at the stake as heretics.

Posted by: Ray the hitman in at March 25, 2016 04:35 AM (QHgTq)

565 Morning, Horde.

Good Friday, it is.

Posted by: fluffy at March 25, 2016 04:37 AM (2hcmo)

566 If there is an automatic script to replace problematic posts with brackets that is probably a good idea. As it is, the only person who knows what is problematic is the poster who's problematic text has been replaced. It would add some value if there were some information for the rest of us as to what subjects are on the "too volatile" list.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 25, 2016 04:49 AM (QHgTq)

567 Don't mean to cop out, but got to go score some bread, man. It's cool.

Posted by: Eromero at March 25, 2016 04:51 AM (zLDYs)

568 The little white dot is really, really heavy. It means, "There's no more telly. It's time to go to bed".

Posted by: angela urkel at March 25, 2016 04:53 AM (e3Dja)

569 Thanks, Skip. The river is forecast to hit 17.5 I should be okay up to 19. Unfortunately, I have zero faith in that prediction. You wouldn't believe how far off they were back in '93.

Posted by: creeper at March 25, 2016 04:56 AM (CL5j3)

570 I haven't got up but I guess falling back to sleep isn't going to happen.
Time to make the coffee

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2016 05:02 AM (fizMZ)

571 With the 9 to 5 rule for raids, the Euros are getting what they deserve.

The whole continent outside of Poland is ruled by ass clowns.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 25, 2016 05:18 AM (ej1L0)

572 I want to stay with my foster parents!

Posted by: Elizabeth Warren at March 25, 2016 05:25 AM (e3Dja)

573 [no primary stuff]

Posted by: jwest at March 25, 2016 05:32 AM (Zs4uk)

574 [no primary stuff]

Posted by: jwest at March 25, 2016 05:32 AM (Zs4uk)

Yeah!

Lets talk about all those mistresses!

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 25, 2016 05:34 AM (WVsWD)

575 573 [no primary stuff]

We've got rules now?

Posted by: jwest at March 25, 2016 05:37 AM (Zs4uk)

576 I wrote the other day my quota for feeling sorry for Europeans is almost used up. They made their bed let them lie in it or change it. The chances of them getting rid of all the Muzzies is equal to our getting rid of illegals, it's not going to happen.

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2016 05:38 AM (fizMZ)

577 572 I want to stay with my foster parents!
Posted by: Elizabeth Warren at March 25, 2016 05:25 AM (e3Dja)

I laughed.

Posted by: @votermom at March 25, 2016 05:38 AM (cbfNE)

578 Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2016 05:38 AM (fizMZ)

The warnings have been given for 30+ years. The ptb's in Europe choose to ignore them. They choose to label the warners as racists and the warnings as hate speech.

Okay now. What's your plan for survival?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 25, 2016 05:40 AM (WVsWD)

579 Morning 'rons. Trying to work up some sympathy for Maryland and Duke fans after their tragic losses yesterday .
(Internal systems check....)
Nope, not happening. Go Cavs!

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at March 25, 2016 05:41 AM (DAfG4)

580 >>>One of the few times I saw my old man cry was when the pet dog (inherited when my gramps died) had to be put down.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2016 10:24 PM (voOPb)

Just reading that got my eyes all filled with tears.

Posted by: m at March 25, 2016 05:53 AM (S/1cF)

581 The chances of them getting rid of all the Muzzies is equal to our getting rid of illegals, it's not going to happen.

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2016 05:38 AM (fizMZ)

If we had an opposition party we have a good chance of getting rid of illegals.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 05:56 AM (vvmPQ)

582 Yeah, these speech restrictions are working well...


Puppies.

Anyone want to talk about puppies.

(I'm assuming puppy talk is still allowed)

Posted by: jwest at March 25, 2016 05:57 AM (Zs4uk)

583 @559

If we keep importing 2 million per year both leagal and illeagal as we are now it will probably be a lot sooner.

What we need to do is elimante large scale legal immigration and reorient immigration towards the first world and the Anglosphere again.

But that's not happening so it's going to be Vaya Con Dios America probably within the next 5 years.

Posted by: Kreplach at March 25, 2016 05:57 AM (ca57G)

584 [Fish pun]

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 25, 2016 05:58 AM (NeFrd)

585 Uh oh, my whole schtick is in danger.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 25, 2016 05:59 AM (NeFrd)

586
But that's not happening so it's going to be Vaya Con Dios America probably within the next 5 years.


Well, considering that the vast majority of "America" consists of a GayKK establishment stamping on badthink, welfare parasites, illegals cutting a swath of crime through their neighborhoods, no-go urban hellholes, shrieking femynyst harpies and a mass of children demanding to be welded into their chains, the loss of America doesn't bother me as much as it once did.

Plus, the way I drink, I ought to be dead within five years. So there's that.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 25, 2016 06:02 AM (X6fMO)

587 Well its after 7:


Good Morning Morons. Today is Friday, March 25, 2016. On this day in 1911 the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire killed 146 garment workers in NYC. Most of the people who died were young immigrant women. Many died from jumping from the windows because the exit doors had been locked by the management to keep them from taking breaks.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:02 AM (vvmPQ)

588 Twin terrorist raids in Belgium and France arrest 7 people. Nothing like locking the barn door eh. But in this case they think one of the other horses was about to escape. IOW one of the arrested was in the advance stages of another terrorist plot for mass killing. No comment from CAIR and no mention of the word muzzie in the news article.


http://tinyurl.com/jhw53s5

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:02 AM (vvmPQ)

589 [no primary stuff]

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:03 AM (vvmPQ)

590 The NFL has been accused of flawed data and faulty research in a report on its concussion investigations for the civil suit. Why not? That is what the government relies on for its AGW scam and its second hand smoke rules.


http://tinyurl.com/zmq3ap5

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:03 AM (vvmPQ)

591 Microsoft has taken "Tay the Chatbot" off the line after Internet trolls succeeded on getting it to issue obscene and non-PC chats. A knowledgeable person would have known this would happen.


http://tinyurl.com/hcnpdkv

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:03 AM (vvmPQ)

592 The NBA is getting into the PC boycott action now. They are threatening to pull the NBA allstar game from Charlotte because the NC legislature passed a law prohibiting cities from passing their own anti-discrimination laws. This has angered the black race baiters who run the large urban areas because it limits their power to conduct lawfare for profit.


http://tinyurl.com/jhyhr4o

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:03 AM (vvmPQ)

593 [no primary stuff]

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:04 AM (vvmPQ)

594 Senate sell-outs are pushing RINO Ryan in a brokered convention.


http://tinyurl.com/jhtdyka

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:04 AM (vvmPQ)

595 Vic I thought with that prime time by line you decided to give up the morning news

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2016 06:04 AM (fizMZ)

596 Gee authorities are baffled by the sudden increase in TB cases in the US. TB had been virtually eliminated in the US prior to the influx of illegals, Then it started ramping up and is now streaking up since Obama illegally opened the flood gates. Note that 3 States account for half of the TB cases in the country. Can you guess what is common about the States?


http://tinyurl.com/jh8qbsw

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:04 AM (vvmPQ)

597 [no primary stuff]

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:04 AM (vvmPQ)

598 More supposedly lost e-mails that were not turned in have been discovered on Scankles illegal server.


http://tinyurl.com/jc2vuon

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:04 AM (vvmPQ)

599 Muzzie scrunt on CNN says white people can not understand islamic culture. Oh I think we understand it real well. And I think it odd that you want to introduce "race" into a discussion in which you maintain is a religion. Is that because you think since the liberals are obsessed with race that it will gain you support?


http://tinyurl.com/hxcryg4

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:05 AM (vvmPQ)

600 Obamais already giving his BFF Iran billions of your tax money, illegally of course since it has not been authorized by congress. Now he wants to ease some more sanctions just like he did with the illegal treaty that is not a treaty. His pen and phone supercede the Constitution. I guess the founders wrote the pen and phone clause in invisible ink that only corrupt Democrats can see. They must be using lemons and a hot air blower on the original.


http://tinyurl.com/hukvgtu

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:05 AM (vvmPQ)

601 Conservative students at Stanford want to bring back Western Civilization studies as a requirement in lieu of "The Science of Mythbusters".


http://tinyurl.com/gl74tt3

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:05 AM (vvmPQ)

602 Scankles says walls will not protect us from ISIS. How true, not as long as you and Obama are bring hundreds of thousands of them here in what you call legality even though it is not authorized by law.


http://tinyurl.com/j37un3o

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:05 AM (vvmPQ)

603 [no primary stuff]

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:06 AM (vvmPQ)

604 Is the [no primary stuff ] automated picking out keywords like Crump and Truz?

Posted by: @votermom at March 25, 2016 06:06 AM (cbfNE)

605 Obama is giving Iran your tax money and trying to lift more sanctions even as they are carrying out a cyber war against US institutions and infrastructure. How can Obama continue to get away with this treasonous behavior? He is shielded by the Democrat Party and its subchapter, the MFM.


http://tinyurl.com/hax3zk9

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:06 AM (vvmPQ)

606 Ugly pig moonbat to host Scankles fundraiser in NYC where fire did not melt steel. Yes, we know that it only burns young women who make shirtwaists.


http://tinyurl.com/j6wtbby

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:06 AM (vvmPQ)

607 [no primary stuff]

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:06 AM (vvmPQ)

608 Love the "Tay the Chatbot" story. Who couldn't have seen that coming?

Posted by: creeper at March 25, 2016 06:07 AM (CL5j3)

609 Vic,

Stick to puppies.

Puppy talk is OK.

Posted by: jwest at March 25, 2016 06:07 AM (Zs4uk)

610 The MFM sure does have some real good fact checkers. They reported that shooter Jared Lochner had filed a lawsuit against Gabby Giffords. It is now revealed that it was a hoax and they fell for it. Now a lawsuit by a well-healed advocate of the second amendment for her working to deny their civil rights would be more believable.


http://tinyurl.com/hjsn54d

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:07 AM (vvmPQ)

611 I have long advocated that congress kill the budget for the WH travel office and Obama's taxpayer funded family vacations. This time he brought two separate fuel guzzling CO2 emitted AF1's on his trip to Argentina so the Mooch and daughters can go on sight-seeing trips around Argentina while he is hard at work doing the tango. So not only is he blowing our money like crazy, he is a hypocrite as well. But I guess we already knew that. I would like to see how he justifies it being "business related" for Mooch to travel around on a taxpayer funded AF1 on her own. But really, what difference does it make now? There is no opposition party.


http://tinyurl.com/zomfxuw

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:07 AM (vvmPQ)

612 [no primary stuff]

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:07 AM (vvmPQ)

613 Remember way back during the first two years of the Obama tyranny regime he nationalized the student loan program using his pen and phone? Well, out of $1.2T in student loan debt that taxpayers are on the hook for, now $600B is already in default. And Obama's new loan forgiveness program will legally let a lot of them off the hook and the rest will skate because they will never go after them. College loans have become just another welfare program under Obama.


http://tinyurl.com/hmfnx3t

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:07 AM (vvmPQ)

614 German teacher murdered by phony Syrian refugee seeking asylum. Yes, lets bring a few more million of these savages over here.


http://tinyurl.com/hcdzgcl

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:08 AM (vvmPQ)

615
Outrage of the day: The ACLU and militant atheists have succeeded in banning all forms of Christianity from schools using the stupid illiterate courts who can not read the constitution. Hell, the Gideons can not even set on school campuses now. But they all are strangely silent when Denver schools distribute Satanic Worshipping literature to students.


http://tinyurl.com/zwdz74h

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:08 AM (vvmPQ)

616 The IBD take on that stinging rebuke issued by a federal court yesterday to the IRS.


http://tinyurl.com/zu2b466

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:08 AM (vvmPQ)

617 Ramirez (good one must see)


http://tinyurl.com/j2g9yvv

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:08 AM (vvmPQ)

618 IBD on the liberal's view of why the muzzies are bent on killing all non-muzzies.


A narrative popularized by liberal pols and pundits is that the Belgian and French terrorists were mistreated and alienated by the native population, and that's why they lashed out in violence. It's a pernicious lie.


Couldn't be plainer than that.


http://tinyurl.com/j79whst

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:09 AM (vvmPQ)

619 [no primary stuff]

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:09 AM (vvmPQ)

620 The Daily Deals


http://tinyurl.com/z6rvy3n


That's it for today folks. I have another Dr's appointment today and they are going to do blood-work. That means no coffee, no breakfast, and only water this morning. I wish they would man the blood sucking stations at 5 am and then schedule the Dr when he is available instead of the way they always do it. But that would be for the patient's convenience.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:09 AM (vvmPQ)

621 This is a odd time for me to be here, sometimes there is a EMT before the MisHum news dump and sometimes not.

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2016 06:10 AM (fizMZ)

622 Another tip to the Diplomad 2.0 ,his take on the Muzzy war being forced upon us.

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2016 06:12 AM (fizMZ)

623 Another tour de force, Vic. Thank you...especially for Ramirez.

Posted by: creeper at March 25, 2016 06:13 AM (CL5j3)

624 595
Vic I thought with that prime time by line you decided to give up the morning news

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2016 06:04 AM (fizMZ)

I had many requests to bring it back so I did. However, I decided if we didn't have the EMT by 7 am I would put it on the ONT. Looks like I can't do that anymore either.

I'll have to rethink again.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:13 AM (vvmPQ)

625 Vic you get a A for effort anyway.

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2016 06:15 AM (fizMZ)

626 It can't be based on the names because that last deleted post did not have any names in it.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:17 AM (vvmPQ)

627 As I would think many of you could guess I show up for work 5 - 10 minutes early and start as soon as I get there. I like promptness but am not disappointed by those who are not it's the way of the world.

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2016 06:17 AM (fizMZ)

628 What is bad is that last deleted one talking about the polarization that has become so prevalent here in the US (since OBama took over). So it is not just an AOS phenomena.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:19 AM (vvmPQ)

629 626 It can't be based on the names because that last deleted post did not have any names in it.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:17 AM (vvmPQ)


It's the thoughts, Vic. The thoughts are not allowed.

Posted by: jwest at March 25, 2016 06:20 AM (Zs4uk)

630 What is bad is that last deleted one talking about the polarization that has become so prevalent here in the US (since OBama took over). So it is not just an AOS phenomena.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:19 AM (vvmPQ)

Can you repost the tinyurl link for it with no commentary?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 25, 2016 06:20 AM (WVsWD)

631 Villanova put a whooping on the Hurricanes, Kansas is up next tomorrow, the winner might go all the way.

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2016 06:21 AM (fizMZ)

632 How about this

IBD on the current polarization


http://tinyurl.com/hbwjpx5

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:22 AM (vvmPQ)

633
Morning, 'rons and 'ronettes. Thanks for the news, Vic.

Since it's Good Friday, I like to recommend each year a movie I think worth watching.

No Easter season would be complete without binging on Ben-Hur or Jesus of Nazareth or The Ten Commandments, but I've recommended in the past adding The Miracle Maker to your list.

MM is a2000 combination stop-motion animation, hand-drawn animation and digital effect movie produced by two studios in Wales and Russia which tells the story of Jesus' life and passion from the point of view of a young girl named Tamar, who is presented as the daughter of Jairus the synagogue leader, whom Jesus raised from the dead (Luke 8:41).

Ralph Finnes takes the role of Jesus, and his gently commanding voice makes the Savior's preaching seem new and revelatory - my favorite is the way he chuckles his way through the parable of the man who built his house on sand.

Of course, with a running time of 90 minutes, not everything could be included: you won't find the feeding of the 5000, nor the Annunciation nor even the Roman guards at the tomb. But what is there is remarkable, and, for believers and non-believers alike, a genuinely profound depiction of the gospel narratives. One reviewer called it "a small miracle in itself," and I highly recommend it.

Here's a trailer for it:

https://goo.gl/V2PPzz


Hope you all have a wonderful Easter.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 25, 2016 06:22 AM (X6fMO)

634 630 Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 25, 2016 06:20 AM (WVsWD)

I just did

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:22 AM (vvmPQ)

635 Divisiveness is a leftist trait, it's their major plan to conquer humanity.

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2016 06:25 AM (fizMZ)

636 Maybe you mentioned polls?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 25, 2016 06:25 AM (WVsWD)

637 Nope that didn't do it.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 25, 2016 06:26 AM (WVsWD)

638 636
Maybe you mentioned polls?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 25, 2016 06:25 AM (WVsWD)


Yes but you just did too and it was deleted.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:26 AM (vvmPQ)

639 Puppies.

The weather.

Certain, non-controversial movies.

Come on folks, lots to talk about there. I'm betting we can even get recipes approved for discussion.

Posted by: jwest at March 25, 2016 06:26 AM (Zs4uk)

640 Yes but you just did too and it was deleted.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:26 AM (vvmPQ)

I still see it. I have no clue what Maet is allowing or not. I usually don't show up until the wee hours of the morning when there isn't much going on.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 25, 2016 06:28 AM (WVsWD)

641 Mornin' Happy Good Friday!

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 25, 2016 06:28 AM (HMt16)

642 Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.- The Thing

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at March 25, 2016 06:30 AM (jN+3o)

643 [no primary stuff]

Posted by: fluffy at March 25, 2016 06:30 AM (2hcmo)

644 Hope I didn't just make Happy Fun Ball's list.

Posted by: fluffy at March 25, 2016 06:31 AM (2hcmo)

645 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 25, 2016 06:31 AM (ptqRm)

646 645 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 25, 2016 06:31 AM (ptqRm)


You didn't mean G'morning in any political sense, did you?

Posted by: jwest at March 25, 2016 06:33 AM (Zs4uk)

647 I just don't understand why we can't talk about the Poles. What did the Poles do to deserve this? After what they went through in World War II and all, I think it's unfair to ban any talk of The Poles. Back to you, Cheddar...

Posted by: Emily Litella at March 25, 2016 06:33 AM (HMt16)

648 How about not trying to rial up Maet, I don't like angry turtles

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2016 06:34 AM (fizMZ)

649 "You didn't mean G'morning in any political sense, did you?"

Heh...

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 25, 2016 06:34 AM (ptqRm)

650 Can't we all just get along?

Posted by: Rodney King at March 25, 2016 06:34 AM (e3Dja)

651 [no primary stuff]

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at March 25, 2016 06:35 AM (pVkEV)

652 #648 I don't like angry turtles

Turtle wasn't angry. Turtle was disappointed in us.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 25, 2016 06:35 AM (HMt16)

653 Thanks Vic

Posted by: FCF at March 25, 2016 06:35 AM (kejii)

654 No primary stuff?

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 25, 2016 06:35 AM (Dttnn)

655 Good morning and happy Good Friday horde.

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 25, 2016 06:36 AM (Q1iQj)

656 So I spent a nice hour up at the range yesterday evening.

Odd thing though...

I was actually much more accurate with the little P-64 then I was with the longer barreled Tokarev.

Much more accurate.

You would have thought the exact opposite.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 25, 2016 06:36 AM (ptqRm)

657 How long before Ace shuts the HQ down?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 25, 2016 06:36 AM (WVsWD)

658 >>> How about not trying to rial up Maet, I don't like angry turtles

Nothing makes my heart sink like the frown of disappointed turtle.

Posted by: fluffy at March 25, 2016 06:36 AM (2hcmo)

659 Hey, that was weird. My post disappeared and this [no primary stuff] wound up in its place. Am I on Level 2 secret probation or something?

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at March 25, 2016 06:36 AM (pVkEV)

660 I don't want to talk about the primaries anyway. I much prefer to talk about the pastels.

Posted by: CaitlynJenner at March 25, 2016 06:36 AM (HMt16)

661 How the Russians have never paid a price for ghe Katya Massacre is something I will never understand. But another example of leftist behavior.

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2016 06:37 AM (fizMZ)

662 Am I on Level 2 secret probation or something?

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at March 25, 2016 06:36 AM (pVkEV

You spoke a forbidden word. It's happening to everyone.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 25, 2016 06:37 AM (WVsWD)

663 Bracketed over night . . . test.

Good morning, all.

Posted by: Emile Antoon Khadaji at March 25, 2016 06:37 AM (Nj2wY)

664 How long before Ace shuts the HQ down?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 25, 2016 06:36 AM

I think someone (Maet?) is attempting to do just that.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 25, 2016 06:37 AM (ShplO)

665 I checked several news sites for anything on the alleged affairs by that guy from Texas. I didn't see anything and I wonder why that is. It certainly seems like big news.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 25, 2016 06:37 AM (Dttnn)

666 I only have to put in a few hours of work this afternoon, from the comfort of my living room. So it is a pretty Good Friday.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 25, 2016 06:38 AM (HMt16)

667 [no primary stuff]

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 25, 2016 06:39 AM (ShplO)

668 Dafuq, I get post #666.

Now I'm dooooomed.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 25, 2016 06:39 AM (HMt16)

669 Members of a Democrat Front Group supported by Soros pledge to march on Washington to get arrested in another mostly peaceful demonstration. It is not clear what part of Democracy they are protesting.


Hey, if you want to support "Democracy in America" you need to call for disbanding the Democrat Party.


http://tinyurl.com/jkov5qg

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:39 AM (vvmPQ)

670 667>> Bwahahahahahahahahahaha!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 25, 2016 06:39 AM (ShplO)

671 I'm sure that this extra affairs crap is bull, but it's not changing anything for me anyway.

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2016 06:40 AM (fizMZ)

672 Interesting article and timeline at Mark Cernovich's site regarding that which shall not be named.

Posted by: Emile Antoon Khadaji at March 25, 2016 06:40 AM (Nj2wY)

673 So by this time tomorrow, we should be on our way into S.C.for another round of searching for a newer, and more southern Fortress VIA, to support the relocation back from behind enemy lines.


Plus, a week amongst life long and close friends.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 25, 2016 06:40 AM (ptqRm)

674 [no primary stuff]

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at March 25, 2016 06:40 AM (pVkEV)

675 Thanks for the repost of the link, Vic. The first one flashed by so fast I thought I was seeing things.

Posted by: creeper at March 25, 2016 06:41 AM (CL5j3)

676 This is a FUCK THE GOP test.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 25, 2016 06:41 AM (Dttnn)

677 How about secondary stuff?

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 25, 2016 06:41 AM (HMt16)

678 Look like if a post has more than on applicable name it gets cut.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:41 AM (vvmPQ)

679 Talk like a beatnik day?
I'd be hep to that.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 25, 2016 06:42 AM (SeD0w)

680 Think only happy thoughts or you will be sent into the corn field

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2016 06:42 AM (fizMZ)

681 So...err...anyone read any good books lately?

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 25, 2016 06:43 AM (HMt16)

682 You spoke a forbidden word.

--

What's the word? I didn't even cuss this time.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at March 25, 2016 06:43 AM (pVkEV)

683 No primary stuff?
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 25, 2016 06:35 AM (Dttnn)

Still the ONT so nope.

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 25, 2016 06:43 AM (Q1iQj)

684 676>> Ok now, that is some bullshit Maet! I said the same thing and got bracketed in a a few seconds. Cloyd says it and he gets to languish on the reload for a couple of minutes. You are such a slacker.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 25, 2016 06:43 AM (ShplO)

685 Maet puts out a good spread of content.
I suspect ignoring it is why we can't have nice things.

Pray he never pops a Yoko punishment ONT.

Posted by: Gmac-infrequently sighted and never socked at March 25, 2016 06:43 AM (4pjhs)

686 Having missed the last several threads from yesterday, and not really reading the entire threads comments now, I guess we have a secret list of those individuals who shall not be named, and an event which shall not be named?


Nice.
Sort of like trying to have a conversation with a Bunny Boiler without having her turn the stove on.

Could be fun...
Let's watch.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 25, 2016 06:43 AM (ptqRm)

687 It's like the Titanic sunk, but we can't talk about it.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at March 25, 2016 06:44 AM (jN+3o)

688 In a bit of cheery news: Due to cost overruns and outright fiscal incompetence, coupled with the impending destruction of the coal industry among others, Obamacare is now centralized control of one-fifth of the American economy, up from one-sixth just a year ago.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 25, 2016 06:44 AM (NeFrd)

689 WTH?

/perplexed face

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at March 25, 2016 06:44 AM (pVkEV)

690 Some unnamed cob is crapping all over the front page sidebar stuff with anti-crump stuff. Some people would say that's cowardly.

Posted by: mega machines at March 25, 2016 06:45 AM (fbovC)

691 So, does anyone know what this current thought-ban is about?

Did Stormfront take over the thread last night and we're still in lock down?

It would be nice to know what's going on.

Posted by: jwest at March 25, 2016 06:45 AM (Zs4uk)

692 My suggestion that Ted (who I back) needs to read about Arthur "Bomber Harris has me doing just that.

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2016 06:45 AM (fizMZ)

693 685
Maet puts out a good spread of content.

Yes, but he's got a short fuse these days.

Posted by: creeper at March 25, 2016 06:46 AM (CL5j3)

694 It's like having to call the Super Bowl "the Big Game."

Hey, did you hear about That Politician who said That Thing about That Other Guy and that Other Guy said That Other Thing and now That Magazine published That Article about The First Guy?

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 25, 2016 06:46 AM (HMt16)

695 OK, I'm off for some tea. I want to leave early today, so may or may not be back later. If not, happy Easter to you all.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 25, 2016 06:46 AM (X6fMO)

696 >>Some unnamed cob is crapping all over the front page sidebar stuff with anti-crump stuff. Some people would say that's cowardly.

Links in the sidebar that come without attribution are usually put their by ace.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 25, 2016 06:47 AM (/tuJf)

697 there

Posted by: JackStraw at March 25, 2016 06:47 AM (/tuJf)

698 Happy Easter to you too, MP3. And all of the rest of the Horde!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 25, 2016 06:47 AM (ShplO)

699 [no primary stuff]

Posted by: creeper at March 25, 2016 06:47 AM (CL5j3)

700 American thinker article - the white vs Hispanic population will be equal in numbers in the 2040's.

--

Easy prediction to make when Mexican and South American countries are emptying their populations directly into the United States.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at March 25, 2016 06:48 AM (pVkEV)

701 Shiver me hepcats, arrrr!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon, piratical beatnik at March 25, 2016 06:48 AM (NeFrd)

702 Epic fail.

{trudges off to do the laundry}

Posted by: creeper at March 25, 2016 06:48 AM (CL5j3)

703

It would be nice to know what's going on.
Posted by: jwest at March 25, 2016 06:45 AM (Zs4uk

No primary stuff or overtly political comments intended to induce arguing on the ONT.

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at March 25, 2016 06:49 AM (Q1iQj)

704 Well it's nearing 8 am so soon MH will have his links up. I must rethink again.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:49 AM (vvmPQ)

705 I give it #twoweeks.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 25, 2016 06:49 AM (WVsWD)

706 "Hey, did you hear about That Politician who said That Thing about That Other Guy and that Other Guy said That Other Thing and now That Magazine published That Article about The First Guy?"

He's a known public masticator and his wife is rumored to be lebanese.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 25, 2016 06:49 AM (Dttnn)

707 Anyone remember back in 2008 when Daily Kos was divided between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama? The head blogger finally made the call for 0bama and told the Hillary people to take a hike.

I fear we're heading down that same road here.

Posted by: mega machines at March 25, 2016 06:49 AM (fbovC)

708 Tracy Emin's spouse isn't what I was pictuing, I was thinking a rock in the banana size area not one as big as my living room.

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2016 06:50 AM (fizMZ)

709 Good morning,

For those of you like me who are big fans of The Song of Ice and Fire novels, found an interesting podcast discussing how Petyr Baelish (Littlefinger) is using a combination of currency manipulation and taxes to gain power in Westeros. It echoes a lot of current events.

http://radiowesteros.com/radio-westeros-e23-armored-in-gold

Posted by: Serenity Now! at March 25, 2016 06:50 AM (BDZWU)

710 [no primary stuff]

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 25, 2016 06:50 AM (ptqRm)

711 [no primary stuff]

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 25, 2016 06:51 AM (HMt16)

712 There are no interesting Italians here.

Posted by: President Hussein at March 25, 2016 06:51 AM (LYCUN)

713 700
American thinker article - the white vs Hispanic population will be equal in numbers in the 2040's.


Why is he comparing race to national origin. Apples and Oranges.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:51 AM (vvmPQ)

714 "I fear we're heading down that same road here."

Yuppers.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Yada, yada, yada.... at March 25, 2016 06:52 AM (WVsWD)

715 Barack dances like he has two leftist feet.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon, piratical beatnik at March 25, 2016 06:52 AM (NeFrd)

716 So, does anyone know if the new rules will only apply to the ONT, or is it site wide?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 25, 2016 06:52 AM (ptqRm)

717 Talk like a beatnik day?
I'd be hep to that.



*snap*snap*snap*

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at March 25, 2016 06:52 AM (rwI+c)

718 716
So, does anyone know if the new rules will only apply to the ONT, or is it site wide?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 25, 2016 06:52 AM (ptqRm)

I guess we will find out in the next thread.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 06:53 AM (vvmPQ)

719 Oh crap, I went and mentioned one of those who shant be named.

And ironically, I was quoting Ace himself.

So Vic, it only takes one mentioned name.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 25, 2016 06:53 AM (HMt16)

720 {tertiary stuff}

Posted by: angela urkel at March 25, 2016 06:54 AM (e3Dja)

721 Hey, so did I mention that my son turned out to be a huge dick?

Posted by: Han Solo's Ghost at March 25, 2016 06:54 AM (BDZWU)

722 He's a known public masticator and his wife is rumored to be lebanese.

I'm bothered that he's been an open philanthropist for years.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at March 25, 2016 06:54 AM (rwI+c)

723 722 He's a known public masticator and his wife is rumored to be lebanese.

I'm bothered that he's been an open philanthropist for years.

I thought his wife was a thespian.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 25, 2016 06:55 AM (HMt16)

724 Laughing at the horny mapmakers. Topographers in heat!

Posted by: joncelli, getting it out of his system at March 25, 2016 06:56 AM (QlyN5)

725 He's a known public masticator and his wife is rumored to be lebanese.

I'm bothered that he's been an open philanthropist for years.

****


His father was a somnambulist.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon, piratical beatnik at March 25, 2016 06:57 AM (NeFrd)

726 Race has almost everything to do with national origin, the new world is the partial exception but it too was segmented by the old world.

Two Americans were killed in Brussels

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2016 06:57 AM (fizMZ)

727
Good morning, kids. Hopefully on the downslope of this cold.

Yay.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 25, 2016 06:58 AM (p4UlV)

728 724 Laughing at the horny mapmakers. Topographers in heat!

Explore beautiful Beaver Valley!

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 25, 2016 06:58 AM (HMt16)

729 Is this blog intent on pissing everyone off?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 25, 2016 06:58 AM (iQIUe)

730 725 His father was a somnambulist.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon, piratical beatnik at March 25, 2016 06:57 AM (NeFrd)


A master manipsonator.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 25, 2016 06:59 AM (p4UlV)

731 728 724 Laughing at the horny mapmakers. Topographers in heat!

Explore beautiful Beaver Valley!
Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 25, 2016 06:58 AM (HMt16)


So THOSE are the Grand Tetons!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 25, 2016 06:59 AM (p4UlV)

732  [no primary stuff]

 [no primary stuff]

Posted by: mega machines at March 25, 2016 07:00 AM (fbovC)

733 One problem I have with that map...you'd think Windy Ridge should be closer to Buttocks Valley than Thighland.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 25, 2016 07:00 AM (HMt16)

734 I should know but figured the map was of the Penn state stadium region.

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2016 07:01 AM (fizMZ)

735 And just to be clear, I wouldn't want Maet's job here at the HQ.

It's thankless, and the pay is somewhat below a Living Wage.

One nice thing though.
On the parallel universe Platinum Membership ONT, you can still say what you want.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 25, 2016 07:01 AM (ptqRm)

736 [no primary stuff]

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon, piratical beatnik at March 25, 2016 07:01 AM (NeFrd)

737 Can we talk about secondary stuff?

Posted by: Nigel West Dickens at March 25, 2016 07:02 AM (LYCUN)

738 @729 Is this blog intent on pissing everyone off?-Bruce

It's not just this blog, several are having some intense conversations with each other this morning. What to say? How to say it? Keep a united front!

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at March 25, 2016 07:02 AM (jN+3o)

739 Nibbling around the edges there.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon, piratical beatnik at March 25, 2016 07:03 AM (NeFrd)

740 You know the punishment for banned links is to keep us on the ONT until late it stops.

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2016 07:03 AM (fizMZ)

741 Test: Arc d'Triumph

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon, piratical beatnik at March 25, 2016 07:03 AM (NeFrd)

742 Morale is not improving.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! at March 25, 2016 07:04 AM (rwI+c)

743 "Can we talk about secondary stuff?"

I think so.
As long as it's not primarily about secondary stuff.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 25, 2016 07:04 AM (ptqRm)

744 Morning all

Another day another Fredo apology

Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 25, 2016 07:04 AM (mw8Dm)

745 [potrzebie]

Posted by: The Furshlugginer Five at March 25, 2016 07:05 AM (YpQpo)

746
Tertiary, quartenrnary, quintenary . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 25, 2016 07:05 AM (p4UlV)

747 Two Americans were killed in BrusselsPosted by: Skip

Brother and sister. Parents get to bury two children on same day.

But the backlash thing, so don't say anything.

Posted by: mega machines at March 25, 2016 07:05 AM (fbovC)

748 Rivera is giving a leftist views on how to deal with the Muzzy problem on FOX

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2016 07:05 AM (fizMZ)

749 Test: We are tramping out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon, piratical beatnik at March 25, 2016 07:05 AM (NeFrd)

750 726
Race has almost everything to do with national origin, the new world is
the partial exception but it too was segmented by the old world.



Two Americans were killed in Brussels

Posted by: Skip at March 25, 2016 06:57 AM (fizMZ)

Hispanic is not a race, muslim is not a race,
Here are the currently recognized races by anthropologists:

Caucasian races (Aryans, Hamites, Semites)


Mongolian races (northern Mongolian, Chinese and Indo-Chinese, Japanese and Korean, Tibetan, Malayan, Polynesian, Maori, Micronesian, Eskimo, American Indian),


Negroid races (African, Hottentots, Melanesians/Papua, "Negrito", Australian Aborigine, Dravidians, Sinhalese)

Most muzzies fall under Semites which are Caucasians.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 07:06 AM (vvmPQ)

751 Dump is up.

Posted by: Serenity Now! at March 25, 2016 07:06 AM (BDZWU)

752 745 [potrzebie]
Posted by: The Furshlugginer Five at March 25, 2016 07:05 AM (YpQpo)

Fone Bone.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 25, 2016 07:06 AM (p4UlV)

753 "Nibbling around the edges there."

Giving Morons a set of rules is sort of like giving a kitten a cricket inside a paper bag.

It's gonna be fun to watch.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 25, 2016 07:06 AM (ptqRm)

754 MMT is up I will do a test

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 25, 2016 07:06 AM (vvmPQ)

755 Is there a fight going on? I always like a good fight

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 25, 2016 07:07 AM (mw8Dm)

756 Sure ... It's dumb that a bench warrant got issued for a movie rental, but it sounds like the cops used a refreshing amount of common sense.

Posted by: ScoggDog - Boorish Child at March 25, 2016 07:07 AM (zfvHs)

757 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 25, 2016 07:08 AM (ZQfW9)

758 Thanks, Vic.

*sniffs around*

'tis a bit stale in here, nowhatimean?

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at March 25, 2016 07:11 AM (C9pBZ)

759 Watch that video, then saw other videos, and Wow! There are a lot of out-of-control cops out there.

Posted by: FireHorse at March 25, 2016 07:25 AM (kQ5yx)

760 Thanks, baldy. I had not heard.

Posted by: m at March 25, 2016 07:27 AM (S/1cF)

761
Braecketloch, I don't know if you're still around, but I've thoroughly enjoyed the last two nights. Thanks!

Sometimes it's best to just lurk and smile at the show...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at March 25, 2016 08:27 AM (Bi1Tt)

762 Dig it, man.

Posted by: Sal Paradise at March 25, 2016 09:01 AM (aRUb8)

763 This thing still on?

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 25, 2016 09:15 AM (oqI3S)

764 "which prohibits raids between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m."

And their soldiers are also prohibited from sleeping in tents on the ground; so in Afghanistan they had to take the time to build platforms for the tents. I'm sure the soldiers didn't write this rule.

Posted by: PJ at March 25, 2016 11:06 AM (cHuNI)

765 Hi ya beautiful people! I pray life is sweet!

Posted by: lousagirl at April 22, 2016 12:15 AM (9plvG)

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Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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