Monday Morning News Dump (3/28/16) [Misanthropic Humanitarian]


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1 Uno

Posted by: CSMBigBird at March 28, 2016 07:12 AM (jsWA8)

2 dos

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 28, 2016 07:13 AM (ZQfW9)

3 Sinco

Posted by: rickb223 at March 28, 2016 07:15 AM (4Hf9E)

4 Crapo.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 28, 2016 07:15 AM (4Hf9E)

5 Today is National Weed Appreciation Day

MisHum, you tease, you!

Posted by: creeper at March 28, 2016 07:15 AM (CL5j3)

6 Morning Horde. Hope everyone had a good Easter weekend.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at March 28, 2016 07:16 AM (KUaJL)

7 cinqo

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 28, 2016 07:16 AM (df5V4)

8
Speaking of New York Shitty, there's a chance that the city council will finally approve of putting tolls on the East River Bridges.

Fuck them all to hell. Not the bridges. The council.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2016 07:16 AM (p4UlV)

9 5 Today is National Weed Appreciation Day

MisHum, you tease, you!
Posted by: creeper at March 28, 2016 07:15 AM (CL5j3)


Creeper, my uncle co-founded Comet Model Airplane & Supply just days before the '29 market crash. Within 10 years it was a million dollar biz.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2016 07:17 AM (p4UlV)

10 Today is National Colored Egg Salad Day! Enjoy.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at March 28, 2016 07:18 AM (jsWA8)

11 Bernie wins it all but Scankles has it sewed up with the DNC,

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 28, 2016 07:18 AM (vvmPQ)

12 Speaking of New York Shitty, there's a chance that the city council will finally approve of putting tolls on the East River Bridges.

Fuck them all to hell. Not the bridges. The council.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2016 07:16 AM (p4UlV)

J.J. move to hoboken

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2016 07:19 AM (mw8Dm)

13 10 Today is National Colored Egg Salad Day! Enjoy.
Posted by: CSMBigBird at March 28, 2016 07:18 AM (jsWA


Colored?! You mean eggs of color! Racist!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2016 07:19 AM (p4UlV)

14 The Big River went over flood stage here yesterday. If it doesn't rain we should be okay. The river is flowing 155,000 cfs. That's a lotta water.

Posted by: creeper at March 28, 2016 07:19 AM (CL5j3)

15 12
J.J. move to hoboken
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2016 07:19 AM (mw8Dm)

That would be the equivalent of changing my name from Isidore to Hyman.

No thanks. The only consolation would be having you and CBD as neighbors. Then again . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2016 07:20 AM (p4UlV)

16 Is it cinco de quatro yet? I have party planning to do but if I missed it.....

Never Mind.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois.The world is ending and I feel fine. at March 28, 2016 07:20 AM (WVsWD)

17 8 JJ, at first I thought you said they were gonna put trolls on the bridges.
Might be more fun that way...

Posted by: antisocialist at March 28, 2016 07:20 AM (9n14Y)

18 Pastel Egg Salad Day???

Posted by: CSMBigBird at March 28, 2016 07:20 AM (jsWA8)

19 No thanks. The only consolation would be having you and CBD as neighbors. Then again . . .


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2016 07:20 AM (p4UlV)


And Geraldo, that ******. He lives in Edgewater

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2016 07:21 AM (mw8Dm)

20 17 8 JJ, at first I thought you said they were gonna put trolls on the bridges.
Might be more fun that way...
Posted by: antisocialist at March 28, 2016 07:20 AM (9n14Y)


Mary Cloggenstein on the Queensboro, Hector on the Williamsburg, Average Joe on the Manhattan. We need a homunculus for the Brooklyn.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2016 07:22 AM (p4UlV)

21 Ed Koch will turn over in his grave if they put tolls on the East River Crossings.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2016 07:22 AM (mw8Dm)

22 19 And Geraldo, that ******. He lives in Edgewater
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2016 07:21 AM (mw8Dm)

I have friends there. Sadly, one I think is not long for this world.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2016 07:22 AM (p4UlV)

23 We missed Rachel Corrie Day. Probably not good to celebrate her death but her hatred lives on so her parents must be proud.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 28, 2016 07:23 AM (iQIUe)

24 21 Ed Koch will turn over in his grave if they put tolls on the East River Crossings.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2016 07:22 AM (mw8Dm)

As liberal as Koch was, he at least wasn't a raging insane leftist. He'd have not shot in hell in the party today.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2016 07:24 AM (p4UlV)

25 Good Morning Horde. Happy Easter to Christians, hello to all others, and may your fresh hell be hot and ready.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 28, 2016 07:24 AM (QlyN5)

26 On Obama playing golf: yes, it's farcical that as the world burns, the leader of the free world putts.

But imagine how much damage Obama would be doing if he were in the office every day. It's not as though the collaborationist congressional Republicans would be any more determined to oppose him if he were around more often.

Distract him even more. Gin up some more glossy awards for being The Greatest Ever Whatever. Make the awards ceremony out of town. A couple of time zones away. With a golf resort close at hand. And a massive banquet buffet for Mooch.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 28, 2016 07:24 AM (noWW6)

27 23 We missed Rachel Corrie Day. Probably not good to celebrate her death but her hatred lives on so her parents must be proud.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 28, 2016 07:23 AM (iQIUe)


Didn't I-HOP name a sandwich after her?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2016 07:24 AM (p4UlV)

28 JJ, model airplanes were the equivalent of video games for kids back then. Friends of ours opened the Sig Manufacturing company here in Iowa. Employed fifty people at one time. I think they're down to a handful now. It's a dying hobby.

Posted by: creeper at March 28, 2016 07:25 AM (CL5j3)

29 As liberal as Koch was, he at least wasn't a raging insane leftist. He'd have not shot in hell in the party today.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2016 07:24 AM (p4UlV)


He was an old time liberal, not one of them commie liberals today. He loved America, NYC, Israel, and he did serve with Honor and Distinction in WW2.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2016 07:25 AM (mw8Dm)

30 I used to sometimes listen to old programs of Mother Angelica which were presented on Catholic radio. She was both funny and fierce (in a good way) about traditional Catholic dogma and practice and was a loving, prayerful presence with callers to her program

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 28, 2016 07:26 AM (w4NZ8)

31 24 On his radio show he called himself "a liberal with sanity".Still,even though Obama took a dump on Israel he supported him.Even though Andrew Cuomo was behind "Cuomo not the Homo" he supported him,and he called Andrew a schmuck.

Posted by: steevy at March 28, 2016 07:26 AM (B48dK)

32 Ivanka had her baby yesterday, a boy. That was a special Easter for their family!

Posted by: @votermom at March 28, 2016 07:27 AM (nbrY/)

33 We missed Rachel Corrie Day. Probably not good to celebrate her death but her hatred lives on so her parents must be proud.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 28, 2016 07:23 AM (iQIUe)


Didn't I-HOP name a sandwich after her?



I had the Rachel Corrie short stack made with sourdough.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 28, 2016 07:28 AM (4Hf9E)

34 28 JJ, model airplanes were the equivalent of video games for kids back then. Friends of ours opened the Sig Manufacturing company here in Iowa. Employed fifty people at one time. I think they're down to a handful now. It's a dying hobby.
Posted by: creeper at March 28, 2016 07:25 AM (CL5j3)


Model airplanes seem to be all the rage, especially with the drone craze now in full swing. Check out this You Tube channel called "Flite Test." These guys are building some really cool planes out of foam-core board. True the electronics are expensive but this makes it more accessible to the average hobbyist.

Model trains are said to be a dying hobby. Who knows? I think with the advent of the Maker movement and 3-D printing, etc., that these kinds of past times will see a comeback. I hope so. I think losing the ability to build things on your own and take pride in it is a microcosm of the American experience. We'll see how long the left realizes this and then tries to kill it.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2016 07:28 AM (p4UlV)

35 Congrats to Indiana for passing that abortion law.

Posted by: @votermom at March 28, 2016 07:29 AM (nbrY/)

36 33 I had the Rachel Corrie short stack made with sourdough.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 28, 2016 07:28 AM (4Hf9E)


Or the Castro-Corrie. Short stack with blood sausage put in a sandwich press.

"Ms. Corrie: If a tractor tread is moving at 5 mph . . ."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2016 07:30 AM (p4UlV)

37 Frist!


*hic*

Posted by: drunk, unshaven, filthy Marco Rubio sleeping in a bus station at March 28, 2016 07:31 AM (gSQR4)

38 32 Ivanka had her baby yesterday, a boy. That was a special Easter for their family!
Posted by: @votermom at March 28, 2016 07:27 AM (nbrY/

Mis. Hum walks away. Not going there

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 28, 2016 07:31 AM (voOPb)

39
Model trains are said to be a dying hobby. Who knows? I think with the advent of the Maker movement and 3-D printing, etc., that these kinds of past times will see a comeback. I hope so. I think losing the ability to build things on your own and take pride in it is a microcosm of the American experience. We'll see how long the left realizes this and then tries to kill it.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2016 07:28 AM (p4UlV

My FiL was a big time model railroader. Had 2 hughe layouts here in WI and his snowbird AZ home. He passed on a few years ago. Both sets were donated to local Model RR museums.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 28, 2016 07:32 AM (voOPb)

40 Babies are cute and a source of joy, no matter what!

Posted by: @votermom at March 28, 2016 07:33 AM (nbrY/)

41 I have personally tried to explain basic labor economics to Sen. Leno more than once. He is a very sweet simple man. And I have zero influence.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 28, 2016 07:33 AM (4mtj8)

42 Mornin', votermom.

New babies are always cool news!

Posted by: Dr. Emilio Lizardo aka Mortimer at March 28, 2016 07:33 AM (gSQR4)

43 34 Posted by: creeper at March 28, 2016 07:25 AM (CL5j3)


By the way, I totally remember SIG when I was into model airplanes. The Comet lineage includes people who went on to start Top Flite, Monogram and of course Carl Goldberg.

Great story; one of my uncle's partners was a packaging genius and after the war, when he was walking in the market, he thought "wouldn't it be great if you could put lemon juice in a plastic container?" He invented the plastic lemon. 2 house in Tahoe later. . .

Man, I was born too late.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2016 07:33 AM (p4UlV)

44 Hah! Nutmeggers trampling toddlers to steal Easter eggs. Clearly these people are doing too much of their own product.

Posted by: Fritz at March 28, 2016 07:34 AM (UzPAd)

45 This made me laugh and cringe at the same time
https://twitter.com/realmyiq2xu2/status/714254160770641920

Posted by: @votermom at March 28, 2016 07:34 AM (nbrY/)

46 39 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 28, 2016 07:32 AM (voOPb)

Cool. And with that, you never got bit by the train bug?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2016 07:34 AM (p4UlV)

47 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2016 07:33 AM (p4UlV)

Back then if you wanted a toy airplane thay flew you had to build your own. Nobody does that any more. They just go down to the hobby store and buy one that was made in China.

Posted by: creeper at March 28, 2016 07:36 AM (CL5j3)

48 "wouldn't it be great if you could put lemon juice in a plastic container?" He invented the plastic lemon.

Love those stories, JJ.

America that was...

Posted by: Dr. Emilio Lizardo aka Mortimer at March 28, 2016 07:36 AM (gSQR4)

49 Great story; one of my uncle's partners was a packaging genius and after the war, when he was walking in the market, he thought "wouldn't it be great if you could put lemon juice in a plastic container?" He invented the plastic lemon. 2 house in Tahoe later. . .

Man, I was born too late.



Tell me about it. Grew up so poor, the only pet we could afford was a rock.......

Posted by: rickb223 at March 28, 2016 07:36 AM (4Hf9E)

50
The thing about the corrie case is that their own expert testified that the driver would not be able to see her. I think the corrie's were arguing that the IDF had no right to be clearing IEDs in the first place with "activists" in the area.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 28, 2016 07:36 AM (iQIUe)

51
Liberal with sanity (as in "classic" liberal) means you are a conservative.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2016 07:37 AM (p4UlV)

52 I thought April 20 was national weed appreciation day.

Posted by: Insomniac at March 28, 2016 07:37 AM (0mRoj)

53 49
Tell me about it. Grew up so poor, the only pet we could afford was a rock.......
Posted by: rickb223 at March 28, 2016 07:36 AM (4Hf9E)


The spirit of Ralph Kramden is smiling somewhere.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2016 07:37 AM (p4UlV)

54 @43. I want to say one word to you. One word-Plastics

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at March 28, 2016 07:38 AM (j2xmV)

55 Posted by: @votermom at March 28, 2016 07:34 AM (nbrY/)

'Morning, votermom. Thanks for that link to the Easter cookies. Good to see myIQ again. And yes, that picture triggered some really mixed emotions.

Posted by: creeper at March 28, 2016 07:38 AM (CL5j3)

56 Cops noted that burrito remnants were "located on the floor, scattered on the sofa, and on a lamp shade."


****


Sounds like an episode of "CSI El Paso"

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 28, 2016 07:38 AM (NeFrd)

57 47 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2016 07:33 AM (p4UlV)

Back then if you wanted a toy airplane thay flew you had to build your own. Nobody does that any more. They just go down to the hobby store and buy one that was made in China.
Posted by: creeper at March 28, 2016 07:36 AM (CL5j3)


That is true. But see my comments upthread about how the Maker movement seems to be putting a dent in that and actually bringing back the notion of DIY.

I hope so.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2016 07:38 AM (p4UlV)

58
You just know that "Weed Appreciation Day" will be celebrated by "human paraquats" in a manner inconsistent with its intend message.

You just know this...

Posted by: As If I Cared (Now With Caps!) at March 28, 2016 07:39 AM (BK3ZS)

59 54 @43. I want to say one word to you. One word-Plastics
Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at March 28, 2016 07:38 AM (j2xmV)

He said that word to himself. It was just after the war and the plastic industry was just starting to take off.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2016 07:39 AM (p4UlV)

60 I love the plastic lemon and the plastic lime.

Posted by: @votermom at March 28, 2016 07:41 AM (nbrY/)

61 I thought April 20 was national weed appreciation day.
Posted by: Insomniac



4-20. Golf clap.
Puff puff pass

Posted by: rickb223 at March 28, 2016 07:41 AM (4Hf9E)

62 @59. Yeah, that was a line from The Graduate.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at March 28, 2016 07:42 AM (j2xmV)

63 Margaret Cuomo (yes, of THOSE Cuomos) says e-cigs are "at least as dangerous" as regular ones.

How do people that ignorant survive to adulthood?

http://tinyurl.com/ztg8u35


Posted by: creeper at March 28, 2016 07:43 AM (CL5j3)

64 I wouldn't get too excited about this abortion law in Indiana, the SCOTUS has taken considerations over abortion out of the democratic process.

I expect this law much like the Texas admitting law to ultimately be struck down.

The progressives have packed the courts so as time goes on look for more of their agenda to be "constitutionalized" and removed from the democratic process.

Posted by: Kreplach at March 28, 2016 07:43 AM (59vup)

65 He said that word to himself. It was just after the war and the plastic industry was just starting to take off.



Bakelite lemon just doesn't have that same je ne sai quoi as plastic lemon.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 28, 2016 07:44 AM (4Hf9E)

66
So my anarchist (not really, but decidedly impish) FiL brought down yesterday's gathering of my in-laws by asking aloud, "Who's voting for Trump?" Matters went downhill rapidly from there, with a recently voted down request to increase property taxes for local schools becoming the focus of heated discussion at the dinner table. I remained mute, as most of those arguing and feeling the most distressed are on the leftist side of the family.

Good times.

Posted by: As If I Cared (Now With Caps!) at March 28, 2016 07:44 AM (BK3ZS)

67 63 Margaret Cuomo (yes, of THOSE Cuomos) says e-cigs are "at least as dangerous" as regular ones.

How do people that ignorant survive to adulthood?



It's the "37 warning labels" on a ladder phenomenon.
Remove them as the problem sorts itself out.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 28, 2016 07:46 AM (4Hf9E)

68 And good morning Horde!

One of the older polls dropped out of the RCP average, no new polls since Brussels/CruzSexgate to factor into Trump's numbers.

President: Clinton - 50%, Trump 38.8%, GOP -11.2%

Senate: 5 GOP and 1 Dem seat are rated tossups, projecting a tie in the Senate

House: 4 GOP seats will go to Dems, 1 Dem seat will go to GOP, 14 GOP seats are tossups, 3 Dem seats are tossups. Averaging it all out and the Dems should pick up 12 seats allowing the GOP to hold the house.

(Note that averaging tossups doesn't always work out, many of the recent elections the party with momentum sweeps the tossup elections)

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 28, 2016 07:46 AM (9bZ+t)

69 Posted by: Kreplach at March 28, 2016 07:43 AM (59vup)

I can see SCOTUS striking down the "no abortion because of Downs etc" but what cause would they have to strike down the part that says aborted fetuses must be buried or cremated?

Posted by: @votermom at March 28, 2016 07:46 AM (nbrY/)

70 66 Good times.

Posted by: As If I Cared (Now With Caps!) at March 28, 2016 07:44 AM (BK3ZS)

The best way to win that argument is to argue their side but from the most position possible. Watch what happens when they start taking a more conservative position to argue against what you said.

Thing of beauty, really.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2016 07:47 AM (p4UlV)

71 65 Bakelite lemon just doesn't have that same je ne sai quoi as plastic lemon.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 28, 2016 07:44 AM (4Hf9E)


Obviously, this was the newfangled thermoplastics such as styrene and polyethylene.

Bakelite lemon. Heh.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2016 07:49 AM (p4UlV)

72
By the way, I saw Bakelite Lemon open for Lime back in '84 at Irving Plaza.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2016 07:49 AM (p4UlV)

73 What happened to the Overton Window?

Did it get broken.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois.I don't share the doom and gloom at March 28, 2016 07:50 AM (WVsWD)

74 70 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2016 07:47 AM (p4UlV)


From the most EXTREME position possible. Sheesh.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2016 07:51 AM (p4UlV)

75 "The progressives have packed the courts so as time goes on look for more
of their agenda to be 'constitutionalized' and removed from the
democratic process."

The progs fought to get their own reliable allies onto the bench, and they fought just as hard to keep their enemies off of the bench.

Meanwhile, the establishment Republican Party routinely and passively rubber-stamped the progressives' choices. While failing to put up any fight for their own nominees.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 28, 2016 07:51 AM (noWW6)

76 73 What happened to the Overton Window?

Did it get broken.
Posted by: Tim in Illinois.I don't share the doom and gloom at March 28, 2016 07:50 AM (WVsWD)


Why do I keep thinking Rick Overton when I see this expression?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2016 07:51 AM (p4UlV)

77
16
Is it cinco de quatro yet? I have party planning to do but if I missed it.....



Never Mind.Posted by: Tim in Illinois.The world is ending and I feel fine. at March 28, 2016 07:20 AM (WVsWD)

Stock up on mini sombreros...

Posted by: As If I Cared (Now With Caps!) at March 28, 2016 07:51 AM (BK3ZS)

78 What happened to the Overton Window?

>>>


Broken Window Fallacy

Posted by: Dr. Emilio Lizardo aka Mortimer at March 28, 2016 07:52 AM (gSQR4)

79 Bakelite "stuff" are actually collectibles now.

Posted by: @votermom at March 28, 2016 07:52 AM (nbrY/)

80 75 Meanwhile, the establishment Republican Party routinely and passively rubber-stamped the progressives' choices. While failing to put up any fight for their own nominees.
Posted by: torquewrench at March 28, 2016 07:51 AM (noWW6)


Because the only way they keep power and have access to our money is to let the left destroy the country.

The GOP symbol is not an elephant; it's a remora.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2016 07:52 AM (p4UlV)

81 79 Bakelite "stuff" are actually collectibles now.
Posted by: @votermom at March 28, 2016 07:52 AM (nbrY/)

Hugely collectible. I knew a photographer who had this amazing collection of bakelite jewelry.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2016 07:53 AM (p4UlV)

82 >>Meanwhile, the establishment Republican Party routinely and passively rubber-stamped the progressives' choices. While failing to put up any fight for their own nominees.

And risk not being invited to the cocktail parties with those little wieners?

Really torquewrench

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 28, 2016 07:53 AM (voOPb)

83 Why do I keep thinking Rick Overton when I see this expression?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2016 07:51 AM (p4UlV)

That depends on who this person is. Is he worth looking up?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois.I don't share the doom and gloom at March 28, 2016 07:53 AM (WVsWD)

84 There were Democratic contests over the weekend

If those were contests I'd hate to see a wipeout!

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2016 07:53 AM (mxCgt)

85
As liberal as Koch was, he at least wasn't a raging insane leftist. He'd have not shot in hell in the party today.

J.J., did you know ol' Ed wrote mystery novels? The conceit was that he was, more or less, mayor for life, and always got involved with murders, mayhem and whatnot. They were co-written with mystery author Wendy Corsi-Staub. The first was 1996s Murder At City Hall:


http://goo.gl/FMbhwZ

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2016 07:54 AM (X6fMO)

86 77 Stock up on mini sombreros...
Posted by: As If I Cared (Now With Caps!) at March 28, 2016 07:51 AM (BK3ZS)

Watch for companies like Taco Bell to be targeted by the SJW Sturmabteilungen.

Not only is it racist for white people to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but Taco Bell will be forced to close its doors due to "cultural appropriation."

You heard it here first.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2016 07:55 AM (p4UlV)

87 J.J., did you know ol' Ed wrote mystery novels? The conceit was that he was, more or less, mayor for life, and always got involved with murders, mayhem and whatnot. They were co-written with mystery author Wendy Corsi-Staub. The first was 1996s Murder At City Hall:


Sounds like a Hardy Boys rip off.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 28, 2016 07:55 AM (4Hf9E)

88 83 That depends on who this person is. Is he worth looking up?
Posted by: Tim in Illinois.I don't share the doom and gloom at March 28, 2016 07:53 AM (WVsWD)

1980's comedian. I think a former SNL alumnus.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2016 07:56 AM (p4UlV)

89 87 Sounds like a Hardy Boys rip off.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 28, 2016 07:55 AM (4Hf9E)


In Ed's case, Hardly Boys. Or Harry Reid's case, Hard Boys.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2016 07:56 AM (p4UlV)

90 1980's comedian. I think a former SNL alumnus.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2016 07:56 AM (p4UlV)

That explains that. I was probably busy at places like Grafenwohr during the 80's

Posted by: Tim in Illinois.I don't share the doom and gloom at March 28, 2016 07:57 AM (WVsWD)

91 >>>You heard it here first.

Actually I read it

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 28, 2016 07:57 AM (voOPb)

92 the cocktail parties with those little wieners?

They avoid lifting a finger just to keep the sandwiches coming.

Posted by: Dr. Emilio Lizardo aka Mortimer at March 28, 2016 07:58 AM (gSQR4)

93 That should be Grafenwühr but lets not get technical,mmmkkayyy?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois.I don't share the doom and gloom at March 28, 2016 07:59 AM (WVsWD)

94 Wow, that LA Times article goes overboard in trying to paint the email scandal as "no big deal"

"Conflicting federal laws, it ought to be a crime, but we just can't figure out if it was or not..."

Some average Joe would be in an orange jumpsuit by now.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at March 28, 2016 07:59 AM (9bZ+t)

95
The best way to win that argument is to argue
their side but from the most position possible. Watch what happens when
they start taking a more conservative position to argue against what you
said.



Thing of beauty, really.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2016 07:47 AM (p4UlV)

I might have done that had I not been so tired from having spent six hours the previous day working my Scout Troop's food drive outside a local grocery store.
The sad part is to realize that while I more likely than not would have their backs, they more likely than not would rather stab me in my back.

Posted by: As If I Cared (Now With Caps!) at March 28, 2016 07:59 AM (BK3ZS)

96 "wouldn't it be great if you could put lemon juice in a plastic container?" He invented the plastic lemon.

I don't get why my idea for a plastic avocado never took off...

Posted by: t-bird at March 28, 2016 08:00 AM (mxCgt)

97 oops!

Replace that u with a umlaut to this.

ö

Have a nice day.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. I can misspell in several languages. You? at March 28, 2016 08:00 AM (WVsWD)

98 Firefox sucks on this computer that I recently had resurrected. I last used it about four years ago and prior to FFX knifing its CEO for being culturally out of step.

Switching to IE.

Posted by: As If I Cared (Now With Caps!) at March 28, 2016 08:02 AM (BK3ZS)

99 @69

I could easily see using the undue burden line of "reasoning" or some other spurious line of thinking to striking it down.

As we have seen from the Roberts court, the progressives don't really care about logic, reason or the constitution to advance their agenda.

Posted by: Kreplach at March 28, 2016 08:02 AM (59vup)

100 94 She might need an orange mumu.

Posted by: steevy at March 28, 2016 08:03 AM (B48dK)

101 I see that Fat Leonard is the gift that keeps on giving in the 7th Fleet.

I fully expect more shoes to keep dropping over that one.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2016 08:03 AM (GlafE)

102 As we have seen from the Roberts court, the progressives don't really care about logic, reason or the constitution to advance their agenda.

Posted by: Kreplach at March 28, 2016 08:02 AM (59vup)

logic only works if it is something you want, per the left. The IN law will probably see judicial defeat sometime. But, I appreciate the fact that the Pro-Life folks don't give up, as in John Kasich's view of "settled law" we must give up.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 28, 2016 08:05 AM (voOPb)

103 see that Fat Leonard is the gift that keeps on giving in the 7th Fleet.

I fully expect more shoes to keep dropping over that one.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2016 08:03 AM (GlafE)


Don't look my way when you say that

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 28, 2016 08:05 AM (mw8Dm)

104 Not sure they make shackles that would fit around her ankles either.

Posted by: steevy at March 28, 2016 08:06 AM (B48dK)

105 FIrsss!

*hic*


...fushing Bernee my 6 foot wide ass..

*hic*




*cough*

Posted by: Hilriay! at March 28, 2016 08:07 AM (gSQR4)

106 Howdy, y'all.

Bright, crispy-cool, and clear morning here in NE Oklahoma. Birds are flitting, pecking, chirping. Dog and a couple of the cats went out for a minute, but decided coming back in and snoozing was better. Coffee's brewing. That quiet, peaceful, hope-filled time of day before everything goes chaotically, catastrophically wrong!

Posted by: mindful webworker, extraordinarily ordinary at March 28, 2016 08:08 AM (6hZFv)

107 I don't think Andrew Breitbart would bother reading the comments here anymore.

Posted by: jwest at March 28, 2016 08:09 AM (Zs4uk)

108 ...and it's Monday. Clear and bright, but still Monday.

Posted by: IP at March 28, 2016 08:10 AM (aQQbl)

109 @102

And don't misunderstand me, Indiana should have the right to create laws in this area but unfortunately the progressives are "constitutionalizing" more and more of their agenda and are effectively moving large parts of it out of the democratic process.

And we have a completly useless, feckless, and too a very large extent, fraudulent GOP shouting "settled law, aw shucks we faught but thems the breaks, just keep swimming, just keep swimming"

Posted by: Kreplach at March 28, 2016 08:11 AM (59vup)

110 "Don't look my way when you say that"

*Looks down at CPO Mess shirt from a certain LHD what I used to be Departmental Master Chief on*


Oh....I wasn't looking in your direction.

But I do know of what I speak.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 28, 2016 08:12 AM (GlafE)

111 don't think Andrew Breitbart would bother reading the comments here anymore.
Posted by: jwest at March 28, 2016 08:09 AM (Zs4uk)

I know he would skip yours.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 28, 2016 08:12 AM (Bc1aB)

112
ARnews 1936

This is Brussels in the current year. Muslims openly parading ISIS flags and burning the U.S flag

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 28, 2016 08:12 AM (iQIUe)

113 I know he would skip yours.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 28, 2016 08:12 AM (Bc1aB)


That's a personal attack. I demand that you be banned forever.

Posted by: jwest at March 28, 2016 08:13 AM (Zs4uk)

114 I don't think. Posted by: jwest

True that.

Posted by: Harbinger of Omens at March 28, 2016 08:13 AM (YpQpo)

115 Terrorists brothers in club harassing blonde chicks:

https://goo.gl/lvP1v9


Thought these guys were wanted? Yet they partyed hardy.

ISIS flags in Brussels? Clean up your act, europe!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 28, 2016 08:14 AM (iQIUe)

116 Posted by: jwest at March 28, 2016 08:09 AM (Zs4uk)

Sure he would. AB thrived on chaos. It's been that way around here lately.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. I can misspell in several languages. You? at March 28, 2016 08:14 AM (WVsWD)

117 Seriously, they are always tearing down Israeli flags but have no problems with ISIS flags. smh

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 28, 2016 08:14 AM (iQIUe)

118
Okay, kids. Have a great day.

Keep on keeping it IS-real.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 28, 2016 08:15 AM (p4UlV)

119 Of course the State Department won't call the Lahore attack 'Islamist' terrorism, but they won't even note the Easter butchery was directed at Christians, only 'civilians'.

I forget--what's the difference between 'Death to America!'
and "Goddam America!'?

Lies of omission, lies of comission, lies ARE the mission.

Posted by: The Wolf Who Cried Boy at March 28, 2016 08:15 AM (Ndje9)

120 don't think Andrew Breitbart would bother reading the comments here anymore.
Posted by: jwest at March 28, 2016 08:09 AM (Zs4uk)

It always amuses me when somebody complains about the quality of a public forum, rather than actually trying to elevate the discourse itself.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at March 28, 2016 08:15 AM (KUaJL)

121 Pope urges the use of "weapons of love "in Easter message

Love Gun!

Posted by: Paul Stanley at March 28, 2016 08:16 AM (KvWlw)

122
This blog took a crap when it pissed off rdbrewer.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 28, 2016 08:16 AM (iQIUe)

123 John Kerry Says World Leaders Are 'Shocked' ... by GOP Campaign Rhetoric

"Everywhere I go, every leader I meet, they ask about what is happening in America," Kerry told CBS's Face the Nation on Sunday. "They cannot believe it. I think it is fair to say that they're shocked. They don't know where it's taking the United States of America. And to some degree I must say to you, some of the questions, the way they're posed to me, it's clear to me that what's happening is an embarrassment to our country."

... this seems to be a perfect description of Obama's foreign policy, but Kerry then proceeds to blame the Republicans for this embarrassment.

Denial is in Egypt I'm told.

Posted by: undocumented CIA hooker at March 28, 2016 08:16 AM (e8kgV)

124 "She might need an orange mumu."

Huma, Cheryl and others will soon testify in the Judicial Watch FOIA litigation and will likely need to plead the Fifth. If the FBI has a chat with Hillary she too will be pressed to plead the Fifth, but if she stays to character, she'll lie.

Recall what got Martha Stewart hard time: IIRC it was for deleting an e-mail and then undeleting it and doing a humana humana to the FBI when they asked her questions.

Posted by: Ignoramus at March 28, 2016 08:17 AM (bQxkN)

125 Seriously, they are always tearing down Israeli flags but have no problems with ISIS flags. smh



Only way to get respect is to start cutting off heads.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 28, 2016 08:17 AM (4Hf9E)

126
Sitting in a pretty girl's lap, riding shotgun, hanging out the window, wind in your fur....life doesnt get better than this:

https://goo.gl/wJVj8v

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 28, 2016 08:18 AM (iQIUe)

127 I don't give the slightest fuck with the world's opinion of our "embarrassing" politics.The world loved Obama.

Posted by: steevy at March 28, 2016 08:18 AM (B48dK)

128 Aw more whining that the owner of the blog doesn't run the blog like you want him to. I would leave if I were you.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 28, 2016 08:18 AM (Bc1aB)

129 John Kerry Says World Leaders Are 'Shocked' ... by GOP Campaign Rhetoric

"Everywhere I go, every leader I meet, they ask about what is happening in America," Kerry told CBS's Face the Nation on Sunday. "They cannot believe it. I think it is fair to say that they're shocked. They don't know where it's taking the United States of America. And to some degree I must say to you, some of the questions, the way they're posed to me, it's clear to me that what's happening is an embarrassment to our country."




They would be more at home with violent, blood letting overthrow every four years.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 28, 2016 08:19 AM (4Hf9E)

130 i have to drive the 10 down to tucson this morning.....the windiest day of the year supposedly.....i hate wind....i hate dust.....i hate dust storms when i have to drive.....ugh......

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at March 28, 2016 08:19 AM (0O7c5)

131 I just look forward to the removal of Obama as President in January.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at March 28, 2016 08:21 AM (Bc1aB)

132 Shoot I reckon you whippersnappers don't even know what a Love Gun is.

Posted by: freaked at March 28, 2016 08:22 AM (KvWlw)

133 Mother Angelica was a gem. Her show was a beautiful testament to her love of Jesus and Mary and of us. Rest In Peace Mother.

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at March 28, 2016 08:22 AM (0O7c5)

134 "John Kerry Says World Leaders Are 'Shocked' ... by GOP Campaign Rhetoric"

Nearly all these world leaders had to know that if you needed State Department action on anything from 2009 to 2013 it behooved you to make a donation to the Chelsea Legacy Foundation or pay to have Bill give a speech.

Kerry married his Fuck You Money.

Posted by: Ignoramus at March 28, 2016 08:22 AM (bQxkN)

135 i have to drive the 10 down to tucson this morning.....the windiest day of the year supposedly.....i hate wind....i hate dust.....i hate dust storms when i have to drive.....ugh......





I was standing on the corner
In Winslow, Arizona, and such a fine sight to see,
It's a girl, my Lord, in a flat bed Ford slowing down
To take a look at me ♪

Posted by: rickb223 at March 28, 2016 08:23 AM (4Hf9E)

136 66 Matters went downhill rapidly from there, with a recently voted down
request to increase property taxes for local schools becoming the focus
of heated discussion at the dinner table. I remained mute, as most of
those arguing and feeling the most distressed are on the leftist side of
the family.



Posted by: As If I Cared (Now With Caps!) at March 28, 2016 07:44 AM (BK3ZS)



The last time one got voted down here they came back 3 months later and held a special election to try again. They gave all the county employees the day off so they could vote. And then in a county with 70,000 residents it passed by a whopping 50% margin of 1000 for and 500 against.


So even when you win you lose.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 28, 2016 08:23 AM (vvmPQ)

137 John Kerry, you've been an embarrassment for years so STFU.

Posted by: Seems legit at March 28, 2016 08:25 AM (U+nHb)

138 I reckon you whippersnappers don't even know what a Love Gun is.

In German, that would be a Flammenwerfer.

Posted by: Harbinger of Omens at March 28, 2016 08:26 AM (YpQpo)

139 and that's my cue.

Have a great day* , folks!








*Those that are still capable of such a thing.

Posted by: Dr. Emilio Lizardo aka Mortimer at March 28, 2016 08:26 AM (gSQR4)

140 G'mornin' Horde! So I see the Trump/Cruz foodfight continues apace, Kerry is still useless, Obama even more useless, lots of fools who vote in Democrat caucuses out west still think socialism can work, and we're basically feeling epic quantities of DOOM!

Good thing I have a metric crapton of work to get done today. L8R!

Posted by: DocJ at March 28, 2016 08:29 AM (zrsn3)

141 I reckon you whippersnappers don't even know what a Love Gun is.

In German, that would be a Flammenwerfer.



It doesn't become a Flammenwerfer until AFTER you catch the clap.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 28, 2016 08:29 AM (4Hf9E)

142 my iphone needs to be updated.....it asked from my password....i can't remember and i have two strikes......

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at March 28, 2016 08:30 AM (0O7c5)

143 ISIS crucified the priest on Good Friday.

The story sort of got buried.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at March 28, 2016 08:30 AM (U6f54)

144 They would be more at home with violent, blood letting overthrow every four years. Posted by: rickb223 at March 28, 2016 08:19 AM (4Hf9E)Frankly, so would I.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 28, 2016 08:30 AM (X6fMO)

145 I don't give the slightest fuck with the world's opinion of our "embarrassing" politics.The world loved Obama.

Posted by: steevy at March 28, 2016 08:18 AM (B48dK)



Ah!

The Universal Law of Fuck Giving:

There will be no fucks given to the opinions of anyone who voted for Obama, loves Obama, or supported Obama in any way, shape, or form.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 28, 2016 08:32 AM (2rmvw)

146 John Kerry Says World Leaders Are 'Shocked' ... by GOP Campaign Rhetoric

"Everywhere I go, every leader I meet, they ask about what is happening in America," Kerry told CBS's Face the Nation on Sunday. "They cannot believe it. I think it is fair to say that they're shocked. They don't know where it's taking the United States of America. And to some degree I must say to you, some of the questions, the way they're posed to me, it's clear to me that what's happening is an embarrassment to our country."

... this seems to be a perfect description of Obama's foreign policy.

The author then proceeds to cast blame ...

"Although he didn't mention anyone by name, it seemed evident Kerry was referring to the rhetoric in the GOP camp ..."

... but seems to miss the target completely.

Denial is in Egypt I'm told.

Posted by: undocumented CIA hooker at March 28, 2016 08:32 AM (e8kgV)

147 Maybe MH should start his own little "Drudge Report." I'm starting to ween myself away from Drudge and MH helps along with Foxnews.

Posted by: Draki at March 28, 2016 08:33 AM (ZKJmH)

148 145 Truly.Fuck those people in particular.

Posted by: steevy at March 28, 2016 08:34 AM (B48dK)

149 132 Shoot I reckon you whippersnappers don't even know what a Love Gun is.
Posted by: freaked at March 28, 2016 08:22 AM (KvWlw)

A really bad KISS studio album?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 28, 2016 08:35 AM (voOPb)

150 I once worked at a company that had a Pakistani Christian intern. He described what it's like to live as a dhimmi in a Muslim country, and it was terrible. Every day you're subject to humiliation and subservience. He told how he was regularly spit on and by burka-clad Muslim women, and had to always walk in the street - not the sidewalk - with his head down, focused on the ground; could not make eye contact with a Muslim. At any time, a Muslim could come and shove him to the ground. And he could never complain about any of this treatment, or he could be arrested.

Posted by: Pyrocles at March 28, 2016 08:38 AM (fVOPU)

151 142 my iphone needs to be updated.....it asked from my password....i can't remember and i have two strikes......
Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at March 28, 2016 08:30 AM (0O7c5)

Do you mean the Apple password?
Try
https://iforgot.apple.com/

Posted by: @votermom at March 28, 2016 08:39 AM (nbrY/)

152 A really bad KISS studio album?



Just had the newest Rock & Brews open by the house.
Rock & Brews - Paul Stanley/Gene Simmons & others restaurant/pub.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 28, 2016 08:41 AM (4Hf9E)

153 If you want to see why Europe is doomed,

and exactly how it will end.

Check out this little Insty article:

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/230094/


To a certain extent, I think this played a big role in why the British police have looked the other way in the muslim pedophile/rape ring cases.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 28, 2016 08:44 AM (2rmvw)

154 Kerry, the Secretary of State who is embarrassed by his country.

Posted by: @votermom at March 28, 2016 08:45 AM (nbrY/)

155 Breitbart loved fish puns.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 28, 2016 08:46 AM (NeFrd)

156 Here's a suggested theme song for The Pope --

Weapons of Love -- The Truth

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

(This song is on the soundtrack of The Hidden, a pretty good low budget sci-fi thriller)

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 28, 2016 08:47 AM (gyKtp)

157 Breitbart loved fish puns.


****

Not so sure he would have cared for all the carping however.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 28, 2016 08:47 AM (NeFrd)

158 Iphone wouldn't update due to it thinking it was not connected to the internet. (Like, with a wire? WTF)
A quick google search said this release is turning out to be a bug fest so I just deleted it.

Posted by: IP at March 28, 2016 08:48 AM (aQQbl)

159 Breitbart loved fish puns.



For no other porpoise than the halibut.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 28, 2016 08:48 AM (4Hf9E)

160 >>Margaret Cuomo (yes, of THOSE Cuomos) says e-cigs are "at least as dangerous" as regular ones.
How do people that ignorant survive to adulthood?


Not ignorant, control freak.
The anti-smoking people are pissed that e-cigs destroy they're "because second-hand smoke" excuse for banishing smoking from every last venue. They *have* to say e-cigs are dangerous to others or all their work in incrementally outlawing tobacco is in jeopardy.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 28, 2016 08:49 AM (NOIQH)

161 To a certain extent, I think this played a big role in why the British police have looked the other way in the muslim pedophile/rape ring cases.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 28, 2016 08:44 AM (2rmvw)

=============
In the UK if you say/write anything that doesnt suck muslim dick, you are arrested. Look at the guy who tweeted that he asked a muslim woman, why brussells. He was attacked by the internet mob and arrested by the cops for "inciting violence". He has since been released with no charges but what bullshit. And now his business is ruined.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at March 28, 2016 08:49 AM (iQIUe)

162 156 Here's a suggested theme song for The Pope --

Weapons of Love -- The Truth



The Warrior Song by Sean Householder

Posted by: rickb223 at March 28, 2016 08:51 AM (4Hf9E)

163 >>
ISIS crucified the priest on Good Friday.
The story sort of got buried.


Aw, man. Just horrible.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 28, 2016 08:52 AM (NOIQH)

164 Why, just the other day i was discussing these dreadful Republicans with Jengis Khan, Willie Horton and Jane Fonda and we all decided i deserve more medals for my Vietnam heroism. I nominated myself for a medal every week while I was there, but I only received one. It's just not fair.

I demand more medals!

If it's okay with Sergey, I mean.

Sincerely,

Posted by: Sec John Forbes Heinz Dukakis Minh Kerry at March 28, 2016 08:52 AM (Ndje9)

165 Well good thing, no work today. But still Monday.

*trudge*

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 28, 2016 08:52 AM (2PZWx)

166 Read through the morning thread, including Vic news and other features like the ezdog diary.

Read and clicked through on several of the headlines above. Not caught up on comments here yet... but...

Know what sticks with me most? Myrna Loy. Whew. One of MP4's best pic selections. ICYMI:
http://goo.gl/eGZdFT

Posted by: mindful webworker, extraordinarily ordinary at March 28, 2016 08:52 AM (6hZFv)

167 ISIS crucified the priest on Good Friday

--

I don't think there are any photos or video and ISIS always has those, so I am praying that it is not true


Posted by: @votermom at March 28, 2016 08:54 AM (nbrY/)

168 Kerry's embarrassed by: Trump saying protect America from Muslim refugees and Central and South American border-jumpers.

Kerry's NOT embarrassed by: Iran shouting "Death to America" all throughout his precious Iran nuke deal.


Gotcha.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 28, 2016 08:54 AM (NOIQH)

169 143 ISIS crucified the priest on Good Friday.

The story sort of got buried.
Posted by: the littl shyning man at March 28, 2016 08:30 AM (U6f54)

Drudge has it front and center, from a British paper. No American publication has bothered to write about it. Unfortunately there is no corroboration other than the word of the Archbishop of Vienna. Perhaps that's why no one else has run it.

But the original story should have been enough to publish-ISIS thugs attacked a nursing home-A NURSING HOME for gosh' sake- in Aden, Yemen, and killed four nuns, two Yemeni aides, and 8 elderly residents.

Yeah, let's bring more of these folks into our neighborhoods.

Posted by: Moki at March 28, 2016 08:55 AM (7q2ch)

170 ISIS crucified the priest on Good Friday.
The story sort of got buried.


Aw, man. Just horrible.
Posted by: Lizzy at March 28, 2016 08:52 AM (NOIQH)

Thanks for the news update. Sucks.

Posted by: Draki at March 28, 2016 08:55 AM (ZKJmH)

171 Speaking of albums...

I just found this old, long wanted CD version of


"The Eternal Return" by Jules Shear.


in excellent shape and for a decent price.


It's from 1985 and chock full of mid-80's pop goodness.


Here's the whole album with one addition:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?

v=AI4ssfkM688&list=PLDFCB35F962AFF137


(remove extra spaces)


Shear is one of these guys who have never had a big hit of his own, though other people have using his songs.

You'll recognize a couple of them off this album and his album "Watch Dog":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?

v=e7uE5C3QOKM&list=PL3lEeR5eMpNzodNNdtkrLl3Xy

7iIDgjJf


(remove extra spaces)

Posted by: naturalfake at March 28, 2016 08:55 AM (2rmvw)

172 ... and Blago stays in jail.

Posted by: IP at March 28, 2016 08:56 AM (aQQbl)

173 Remember the $1200 toilet seats. With the budget they have, there is no reason on earth the military should be in the piss poor shape that it's in. It is a microcosm of the entire failed political/governmental system in this country. It has gotten so big, so 'all-doing' that the only possible thing it can do for anything that it does, including fixing what is broken, is to throw money at it. It is so huge that it is impossible for anyone to know what it is doing.

But on the bright side: It's great for the plutocrats and the oligarchs, so...

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at March 28, 2016 08:56 AM (4ng05)

174
Myrna Loy...


Woof!


Posted by: naturalfake at March 28, 2016 08:58 AM (2rmvw)

175 That was a positive woof for those in doubt.

Posted by: naturalfake at March 28, 2016 08:59 AM (2rmvw)

176 Drudge has it front and center, from a British paper. No American publication has bothered to write about it. Unfortunately there is no corroboration other than the word of the Archbishop of Vienna. Perhaps that's why no one else has run it.

But the original story should have been enough to publish-ISIS thugs attacked a nursing home-A NURSING HOME for gosh' sake- in Aden, Yemen, and killed four nuns, two Yemeni aides, and 8 elderly residents.

Yeah, let's bring more of these folks into our neighborhoods.
Posted by: Moki at March 28, 2016 08:55 AM (7q2ch)

I wonder what it's like in Dearborn Michigan right now? That's probably a good example of what it's like to bring in lots of muslims.

Posted by: Draki at March 28, 2016 08:59 AM (ZKJmH)

177 Wretchard/Richard Fernandez is absolutely right. It's coming to counterinsurgency, the muslims learned from the left, the left is abetting them, and it's going to get ugly. Oh, and as Steyn pointed out, the young and fit -- the once who supply the soldiers and cops -- are 25% muslim. Who watches the watchers?

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 28, 2016 09:01 AM (QlyN5)

178 I was pleased to see that the local tv news this a.m. labeled the Pakistan bombing as an attack on Christians on Easter - no hiding it under weasel words and generic 'violence'.

Remember all those years our military refrained from launching attacks Iraq and Afghanistan on holy days?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 28, 2016 09:03 AM (NOIQH)

179 I mean in Belgium they are 25% muslim, probably less elsewhere in Europe but still some significant amount. That's a whole lot of people either looking the other way or actively abetting jihad. So, along with counterinsurgency the Euros are going to have to clean out their own ranks. More ugliness.

Posted by: joncelli, Boned like You at March 28, 2016 09:06 AM (QlyN5)

180 And my pope (lower case), this Peronista, who washes the feet of mussulmans the week of an attack on one of the capitals of Europe, who tells us to bring in more refugees but doesn't see fit to open up the Vatican to them, will tell me after this deliberate act of barbarity tacitly approved of by the majority of mussulmans.

More events that hand the Presidency to Trump.

I call for a new schism in the Catholic Church, the election of a new Pope, and the implementation of a more aggressive ideology in defense of the faith. Bring back Benedict. Bring back Urban II.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 28, 2016 09:07 AM (hqZPQ)

181 OT, some, but jusr watched "The Big Short". Raised a lot more questions for me than answers. Would appreciate anyone's take on the movie.

Posted by: kraken at March 28, 2016 09:11 AM (sdxPm)

182 When the Muzzies reach the Vatican this pope will greet them at the door and hand over the keys. Then he can have a ringside seat for the demolition of St. Peter's Basilica.

Posted by: creeper at March 28, 2016 09:12 AM (CL5j3)

183 So, I caught up on comments and there's no nood?

Oh, wait... yes there is...

Posted by: mindful webworker - slowly but surly at March 28, 2016 09:15 AM (6hZFv)

184 @181 -- the book was, as usual, much more clearly presented.

We all experienced (and are continuing to) experience this crisis, so the story is somewhat incomplete. And the epilogue was typical the Hollywood straw man that the political rhetoric (from the right) assigns blame to "poor people and teachers."

Frankly, I do blame the poor, for their financial ineptitude, avarice, and inability to calculate risk. They're not the only guilty parties, but they don't get off either in my book. And I blame teachers because they failed to educate a large portion of the population to understand consumer finances.

It's an OK film.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 28, 2016 09:17 AM (hqZPQ)

185 Add to the Yemen crucifixion the open-hearted Muslim in London who was brutally murdered a few hours after he posted a Happy Easter message to Christians on his facebook page.

Posted by: mrp at March 28, 2016 09:18 AM (JBggj)

186 OT, some, but jusr watched "The Big Short". Raised a lot more questions for me than answers. Would appreciate anyone's take on the movie.
Posted by: kraken at March 28, 2016 09:11 AM (sdxPm)

If only Monty was around. What are the questions? Like what is a credit default swap and the other types of derivatives?

Posted by: Draki at March 28, 2016 09:18 AM (ZKJmH)

187 OT, some, but jusr watched "The Big Short". Raised a lot more questions for me than answers. Would appreciate anyone's take on the movie.

Posted by: kraken at March 28, 2016 09:11 AM (sdxPm)



I haven't seen it but the events of the movie were built around this: (I think)

1) Federal gov't required banks to give house loans to people who couldn't afford them by law.

1a) This was due to leftist phone-baloney made up charge of "redlining" as racist refusal of loans. As reality bore out, they couldn't afford loans and math is a stone-cold bitch) Also, surprise! pre-presidential Obama was in the thick of this crap.

2)Banks and leading institutions were stuck with a metric shit ton of crap loans which were worthless, so-

2a) in order to cut their liabilities, they bundled these loans together and sold them as an unlovable investment because Fannie May/Freddy Mac guaranteed them through the gov't

3) lots of suckers bought these due to bubble inflation of worth plus it was unloseable, which was pure sucker bait

Sidenote: I have a good friend who managed funds who lost his job because he refused to buy these for the funds he managed when his boss ordered him to.

He knew they were built on nothing.

4) Bubble pops. Loans exposed as unrecoverable/worthless. Therefore, loan funds worthless. Crash!!!


5) However, if you sold short on these piles of crap at the right time- you could make billions.


Thus, "The Big Short".

Posted by: naturalfake at March 28, 2016 09:25 AM (2rmvw)

188 The Pope is doing his job. His "Ubi et Orbi" Easter message was pretty fierce for a papal address. He placed the "Evil" squarely on the shoulders of the Islamic terrorists and made the moral argument that Christ's love is superior to the hate that inspires those promoting and engaging in the violent death of innocents.

In the long run "Why We Fight" is just as important as the fighting.

Posted by: mrp at March 28, 2016 09:28 AM (JBggj)

189 @187 I have a somewhat different take on the causes of the financial crisis, the big causes of which were:

1) down payments getting cut from the historic 20%. Just before the crisis the median down payment for ALL mortgages was 3%. This was insane. Regulators had a lot of responsibility here.

2) securitization abuses, including by rating agencies. Securitization works in theory by pooling mortgages and diversifying risk, but doesn't work when a high percentage of the mortgages were bad.

3) Credit default swap abuses. This multiplied the exposure.

4) Fannie and Freddie being in cahoots with BigGov.

Posted by: Ignoramus at March 28, 2016 10:14 AM (r1fLd)

190 4) Bubble pops. Loans exposed as unrecoverable/worthless. Therefore, loan funds worthless. Crash!!!


5) However, if you sold short on these piles of crap at the right time- you could make billions.


Thus, "The Big Short".
Posted by: naturalfake at March 28, 2016 09:25 AM (2rmvw)

Great summary.

Posted by: Draki at March 28, 2016 10:22 AM (ZKJmH)

191 180 And my pope (lower case), this Peronista, who washes the feet of mussulmans the week of an attack on one of the capitals of Europe, who tells us to bring in more refugees but doesn't see fit to open up the Vatican to them, will tell me after this deliberate act of barbarity tacitly approved of by the majority of mussulmans.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 28, 2016 09:07 AM (hqZPQ)


You forgot that part about being urged to fight ISIS with "weapons of love."

Posted by: OregonMuse at March 28, 2016 11:53 AM (9hP7/)

192 9[sup]9[sup]9[sup][/sup][/sup][/sup]

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 28, 2016 12:18 PM (Zu3d9)

193 When the dispenser is the best part of the candy, the eggs should remain hidden. Pez is no better than Baby Tylenol.

Posted by: Wendy at March 28, 2016 12:30 PM (bpemY)

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