Tuesday Morning News Dump (4/5/16) [Misanthropic Humanitarian]

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1 ISIS? All the cool people call it ISIL.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2016 08:00 AM (sl+zA)

2 CAAAAAAAAAAAAAARL!!!111!!!!

Posted by: Rick at April 05, 2016 08:03 AM (2rmvw)

3 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 05, 2016 08:04 AM (ZQfW9)

4 ISIS? All the cool people call it ISIL.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 05, 2016 08:00 AM (sl+zA)



Isn't iSil the new digital breast-implant from Apple?


Posted by: naturalfake at April 05, 2016 08:04 AM (2rmvw)

5 Good morning

Posted by: Bigby's Dimpled Baby Knuckles at April 05, 2016 08:07 AM (3ZtZW)

6 Hey everybody!

Now, you can see my vag for free on TV.



I shoulda made it pay-per-view.

Posted by: Lena Dunham at April 05, 2016 08:07 AM (2rmvw)

7 Good morning Horde!

No changes in polling yesterday. Trump continues to trail Clinton by 10.8%. The Dems remain on track to pick up at least 4 Senate seats and 12 House seats.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 05, 2016 08:08 AM (baVdH)

8 very cold this morning at daylight.
might be a new record low for this day
previous was 4°F above zero


I recorded 1° and my instrument is generally two degrees warmer since the sensor is mount on an exterior wall. The 'true' temperature for a precision instrument mounted in a clear open area might well be one below.

We'll have to wait for the climate change experts to apply their standard adjustments to tell us what the 'true' overnight low temperature was.

Posted by: Randolph Bismuth at April 05, 2016 08:10 AM (Mgw0v)

9 I see the new plan to raise the threshold for crimes, and it's corresponding reduction in crime rates.



Can't wait till we get around to resetting the bar on sexual assaults and rape.

Finally, women will be statistically safer on campus.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 05, 2016 08:11 AM (ptqRm)

10 In a hotel on business, so forced to watch the CNN/MSNBC crap that seems to be on every airport and hotel monitor.
Why is that anyway?
But to the nub of it, CNN breathlessly covering the "Democratic Battle for New York"
So you have the Politburo designee engaging in a kibuki campaign with a stalking horse, whose sole purpose is to drag the "mainstream" narrative further left, and allowing the designee to claim the "moderate" stance.
And then to be extra certain she has all the "Superdelegates" (Politburo extra votes)
Obviously I have no dog in the Democrat race, but the level of sheer manipulation for one of the supposed two "great" parties of a supposed representative democracy is nauseating. Or maybe that was just the breakfast buffet.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at April 05, 2016 08:11 AM (+TUQ6)

11 ***Waves***
Oh hell, no I can't.

Posted by: Michelle Fields's Bloody Stump at April 05, 2016 08:11 AM (FA79U)

12 I recorded 1 and my instrument is generally two degrees warmer since the sensor is mount on an exterior wall.

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It's supposed to be mounted under the blowers from a pizza parlor.

Posted by: Bigby's Dimpled Baby Knuckles at April 05, 2016 08:12 AM (3ZtZW)

13 This is gonna increase unemployment!

Fuck it YOLO baby!

//Governor Moonbeam

Posted by: sven10077 at April 05, 2016 08:13 AM (g8Hfr)

14 So, by the time the new California Minimum Wage goes into effect in 2022, how many minimum wage jobs will be replaced by robots?

Posted by: V the K at April 05, 2016 08:14 AM (O7MnT)

15 So, Polio, a disease that crippled tens of thousands of children and who's vaccine was created by Salk, funded by a non-profit organization, is equivalent to Global Warming, to which the only amelioration is regulation, faux-treaties, and apparently electing Obama?

Hollywood wouldn't even try to push that script. Nobody would ever believe it.

Posted by: Flyguy at April 05, 2016 08:14 AM (3sOO0)

16 A couple amusing items listening to Fox on Sirius this morning while driving...

1) Interview of a WI voter in a diner: "I'm voting for Trump because he will be the most reformative. I've considered Hillary and Bernie, and I think they are close, but I decided on Trump in the end"

2) Interview of Scott Walker: "Gov. Walker, will you support Trump when he is the nominee?"

3) Same interview: "Quinnapiac says that people support Trump because he will disrupt Washington, how do you respond?"

Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 05, 2016 08:14 AM (baVdH)

17 Great. Congress will investigate the Iran deal. Now, a year after voting on it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 05, 2016 08:14 AM (d6tho)

18 13 This is gonna increase unemployment!

Fuck it YOLO baby!

//Governor Moonbeam
Posted by: sven10077 at April 05, 2016 08:13 AM (g8Hfr)

The dollar menu will know be known as the Ten Spot Menu.

Zit faced kids getting into the working world, $15/HR? BUllshit.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 05, 2016 08:14 AM (voOPb)

19 We'll have to wait for the climate change experts to apply their standard adjustments to tell us what the 'true' overnight low temperature was.

It was 98.

Posted by: Climate Scientist at April 05, 2016 08:15 AM (baVdH)

20 14 Posted by: V the K at April 05, 2016 08:14 AM (O7MnT)


I never fuck up your order, and I seldom forget your fries....

//Robot Burger Chef

Posted by: sven10077 at April 05, 2016 08:15 AM (g8Hfr)

21 3) Same interview: "Quinnapiac says that people support Trump because he will disrupt Washington, how do you respond?"
Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 05, 2016 08:14 AM (baVdH

Before I vote and go work the exit polls for AoSDD

Where were these dumb fvcks 6 years ago when Walker disrupted Madison? People are so dumb.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 05, 2016 08:16 AM (voOPb)

22 Why do these $15 minimum wage people enjoy stepping on their own dicks?

Shouldn't these people have a basic understanding of economics before they enact stupid fucking laws?

Posted by: Fritz at April 05, 2016 08:17 AM (UzPAd)

23 And fuck you minimum wage.
I absolutely want my two boys to have grimy, underpaid jobs for at least two summers in High School so they can learn something about work and the real world. But those jobs will now go only to illegals, for whom its a sacred moral duty to allow to work "off the books" but God forbid someone would legally hire a 15 year old for ten bucks an hour.
You make a real economy illegal and you get an illegal economy.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at April 05, 2016 08:17 AM (+TUQ6)

24 18 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 05, 2016 08:14 AM (voOPb)


You stuck your morals in my economic system...!

Your Economic System is destroying my morals!

//Reese's Fudge Butter Cups.

Posted by: sven10077 at April 05, 2016 08:17 AM (g8Hfr)

25 Raise the minimum wage. Make the bottom higher.

The bottom is still the bottom. That becomes the new normal.

Prices rise to match. All you've done is raise the cost of living.

People in the margin above minimum wage lose out, or, even if they get raises, stay even with the rising floor.

Meanwhile, the jobs cut from minimum wage hiring actually increase poverty.

Posted by: Chalky McChalkerson at April 05, 2016 08:17 AM (PjWy4)

26 23 Posted by: xnycpeasant at April 05, 2016 08:17 AM (+TUQ6)


Dye their hair black and have them use shitty accents.

Posted by: sven10077 at April 05, 2016 08:18 AM (g8Hfr)

27 "So, by the time the new California Minimum Wage goes into effect in 2022,"



McDonald's kiosk for the win. And fast.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 05, 2016 08:18 AM (d6tho)

28 California Governor admits the new 15$/hr min is probably a bad idea and signs the bill anyway.

Who knew Jerry Brown was in the 'let it burn' crowd?

Posted by: Randolph Bismuth at April 05, 2016 08:19 AM (Mgw0v)

29 @26 We har from Peruvia por favor?

Posted by: xnycpeasant at April 05, 2016 08:19 AM (+TUQ6)

30 So, Polio, a disease that crippled tens of thousands of children and who's vaccine was created by Salk, funded by a non-profit organization, is equivalent to Global Warming

====

Yes.
The global warmenists now need iron lungs to aid in coping with their hyperventilation.

Posted by: Bigby's Dimpled Baby Knuckles at April 05, 2016 08:19 AM (3ZtZW)

31 ISIS? All the cool people call it ISIL.



Dot, dot, daesh.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 08:19 AM (NsI03)

32 28 Posted by: Randolph Bismuth at April 05, 2016 08:19 AM (Mgw0v)

Read the article...

Guv'nuh Moonbeam is an "economic moderate"...

and if that is true I am officially shifting from Team Let it Burn to Team Make It Burn.

Posted by: sven10077 at April 05, 2016 08:20 AM (g8Hfr)

33 Shouldn't these people have a basic understanding of economics before they enact stupid fucking laws?


Dude, we are twenty trillion dollars in debt.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at April 05, 2016 08:20 AM (rnH8X)

34 "Shouldn't these people have a basic understanding of economics before they enact stupid fucking laws?"

Sadly, no such requirement exists for Congressmen or Senators.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 05, 2016 08:21 AM (d6tho)

35 I just found it funny that they are interviewing Scott Walker, and make every question about how great Trump is.

To his credit, Walker didn't bite on the stupid, and did a nice job of promoting Cruz.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 05, 2016 08:21 AM (baVdH)

36 29 Posted by: xnycpeasant at April 05, 2016 08:19 AM (+TUQ6)


Si, I ham fro Monty's Video Peruvia Senior.

Posted by: sven10077 at April 05, 2016 08:21 AM (g8Hfr)

37
Climate change worse than HIV/AIDS.

Noooooooooooo!

Posted by: Gaystapo at April 05, 2016 08:21 AM (iQIUe)

38 So, Polio, a disease that crippled tens of thousands of children and who's vaccine was created by Salk, funded by a non-profit organization, is equivalent to Global Warming

====

Yes.
The global warmenists now need iron lungs to aid in coping with their hyperventilation.


(Swoosh, swoosh) Luke, (swoosh, swoosh) I am your father. (Swoosh, swoosh)

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 08:21 AM (NsI03)

39 "The global warmenists now need iron lungs to aid in coping with their hyperventilation."


Can't wait to see Iron Lungs with solar panels on top make a resurgence.


Solar City is gonna be rolling in the bucks.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 05, 2016 08:21 AM (ptqRm)

40 So Congress will investigate whether the maladministration lied about the Iran deal.

OF COURSE THEY LIED! THEY ALL LIE. ALL THE TIME.

We good now?

Posted by: creeper at April 05, 2016 08:23 AM (rY/vE)

41 Shouldn't these people have a basic understanding of economics before they enact stupid fucking laws?


Dude, we are twenty trillion dollars in debt.



And that's just Kalifornia!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 08:23 AM (NsI03)

42 Shouldn't these people have a basic understanding of economics firearms before they enact stupid fucking laws?



Hmmm....

Works either way, don't it?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 05, 2016 08:23 AM (ptqRm)

43 All you've done is raise the cost of living.

Posted by: Chalky McChalkerson at April 05, 2016 08:17 AM (PjWy4)


Many public sector union contracts are tied to the minimum wage. Union members will get a raise from this outrageous minimum wage hike, too, as designed.

Posted by: RickZ at April 05, 2016 08:23 AM (gt6Nv)

44
The surgeon general, Vivek Murthy, turned out to be a tool. Then again, why wd obama appoint him unless he was. This worse than polio shit -- why? To get in on the AGW gravy train? Cheap publicity?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 08:24 AM (iQIUe)

45 43 Many public sector union contracts are tied to the minimum wage. Union members will get a raise from this outrageous minimum wage hike, too, as designed.
Posted by: RickZ at April 05, 2016 08:23 AM (gt6Nv)


That is the sole reason for the minimum wage. It's a payoff to unions and by extension, the coffers of the Demokrat Partei.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 05, 2016 08:25 AM (p4UlV)

46 43 Posted by: RickZ at April 05, 2016 08:23 AM (gt6Nv)


Yes, because if there is one thing Kal-ee-fore-nee-ya is suffering from it is an overabundance of Municipal Solvency and too wealthy a series of Pension Pools...

Posted by: sven10077 at April 05, 2016 08:25 AM (g8Hfr)

47 G'mornin, Horde !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at April 05, 2016 08:27 AM (gUoN4)

48 California Governor admits the new 15$/hr min is probably a bad idea and signs the bill anyway.

Who knew Jerry Brown was in the 'let it burn' crowd?

Posted by: Randolph Bismuth at April 05, 2016 08:19 AM (Mgw0v)



That was a real Profile in Courage, wasn't it?


On the other hand, this demonstrates the Democrat pols willingness to serve the wants and desires of their constituents.

No matter how stupid they are.

Which explains why the Dims are winning- their voters get exactly what they vote for.


But, the Reps idea of voter service is smiling while saying "Fuck you very much."

So, yeah. No reason to vote for them.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 05, 2016 08:27 AM (2rmvw)

49 Mornin', Horde.

And to whoever put up that Lena Dunham link in the sidebar, that was a very bad thing you did, warning notwithstanding. I'm just sayin'.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 05, 2016 08:28 AM (bzd8I)

50 @46

I'm sure we'll be hearing about a "Callifornia Bailout Bill" from D.C. sometime within the next ten years.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 05, 2016 08:29 AM (d6tho)

51 48 Posted by: naturalfake at April 05, 2016 08:27 AM (2rmvw)


Yup.

"We want fiscal sanity, and a freer market!"

//GOP Voters

Yeah no fuck you Democrat Voter needs to get what they want!"

//GOPe Politician

Posted by: sven10077 at April 05, 2016 08:29 AM (g8Hfr)

52
Oh don't lean on me man,
cause you can't afford the ticket -
I'm back from solar cell city!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, Epic Battle of the Cyclic Stars (TM) at April 05, 2016 08:29 AM (BK3ZS)

53 50 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 05, 2016 08:29 AM (d6tho)


Quite...and unironic news stories about what a paradise Cali is run simultaneously.

Posted by: sven10077 at April 05, 2016 08:30 AM (g8Hfr)

54 Brown, a fiscal moderate, had previously expressed reservations about a wage increase. But amid growing concern about income inequality in California and the national thrust of the labor -backed 'Fight for 15' campaign, his hand was forced.


Translation: The economic misery you are going to get is not my fault. You want 15 (worthless dollars)? I give you 15 (worthless dollars). It's not my fault if everything goes to hell in a handbasket. You made me do it.

Posted by: Randolph Bismuth at April 05, 2016 08:30 AM (Mgw0v)

55 LIV Question:

Do you think people making $17/hr due to experience and hard work will now be satisfied making only slightly more than entry level people off the street without skills or seniority? What would be the proper wage for that person? If your answer is $20/hr, repeat the question for those currently making $20/hr.

Show your work

Posted by: Ripley at April 05, 2016 08:30 AM (1BQGO)

56 That's the closest a Democrat like Jerry Brown will ever admit he's a lying sack of sh*t.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 05, 2016 08:30 AM (EZebt)

57 54 Posted by: Randolph Bismuth at April 05, 2016 08:30 AM (Mgw0v)


Brown "a Fiscal Moderate"....

Brown a "moderate"...

yeah...

Posted by: sven10077 at April 05, 2016 08:31 AM (g8Hfr)

58
I absolutely want my two boys to have grimy, underpaid jobs for at least two summers in High School so they can learn something about work and the real world. But those jobs will now go only to illegals
------------------------

Illegals?

If I owned an ice cream bar in California, I would have a policy of hiring nothing but bilingual college grads. In that state, you can get them for $15/hr. Every high school kid that came in, I'd say "Sorry, I hire nothing but bilingual college graduates. I'm not interested in anyone with anything less to offer. Now go tell your Democrat parents what they've wrought, and mind how you vote when you get there."

Posted by: iforgot at April 05, 2016 08:32 AM (pC96u)

59 55 Posted by: Ripley at April 05, 2016 08:30 AM (1BQGO)


The Republican Party should take the California Business world and the idiot voters at their word and propose a 275 dollar an hour minimum wage.

Posted by: sven10077 at April 05, 2016 08:32 AM (g8Hfr)

60
Well, this thread is done... who's putting up the Stickman art today?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, Epic Battle of the Cyclic Stars (TM) at April 05, 2016 08:33 AM (BK3ZS)

61 58 Posted by: iforgot at April 05, 2016 08:32 AM (pC96u)


Trilingual ese....a lot of Pacific Islanders in San Diego...

Posted by: sven10077 at April 05, 2016 08:33 AM (g8Hfr)

62 Weasel Zippers and Jawa Report have the folow up on the muslim woman being hit by a car at Belgium protest/riot. Turns out it was muslims who were trying to hit the police who were there to protect the muslims.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 05, 2016 08:34 AM (GDulk)

63 A couple amusing items listening to Fox on Sirius this morning while driving...

1) Interview of a WI voter in a diner: "I'm voting for Trump because he will be the most reformative. I've considered Hillary and Bernie, and I think they are close, but I decided on Trump in the end"

2) Interview of Scott Walker: "Gov. Walker, will you support Trump when he is the nominee?"

3) Same interview: "Quinnapiac says that people support Trump because he will disrupt Washington, how do you respond?"
Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 05, 2016 08:14 AM (baVdH)


heard somewhere Trump has electrolytes

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 05, 2016 08:34 AM (dBmVV)

64 ISLAME -

The Islamic State of the Levant and Most of Europe.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 05, 2016 08:34 AM (NeFrd)

65 Life is a metaphor and I sang it so.

Posted by: Donald Fagen at April 05, 2016 08:34 AM (aOqpx)

66 Millions of NY Democrats are about to open their voting mouths and remove all doubt.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 05, 2016 08:35 AM (gyKtp)

67 63 Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at April 05, 2016 08:34 AM (dBmVV)


If I believed all these cross-over donks would switch I'd say nominate Duh Donald....

Posted by: sven10077 at April 05, 2016 08:35 AM (g8Hfr)

68 62 What a surprise.

Posted by: steevy at April 05, 2016 08:36 AM (B48dK)

69 Fifteen bucks an hour! Yay! Let's eliminate access to entry-level jobs! Let's keep young people out of the workforce!

Posted by: Insomniac at April 05, 2016 08:37 AM (0mRoj)

70 Even union wages will just be keeping pace with the rising floor. People will see bigger dollar amounts without regard to the fact that each of those dollars are now worth less because of the rising cost of living.

People currently making minimum + $1 or +$2 hardest hit.

Posted by: Chalky McChalkerson at April 05, 2016 08:37 AM (PjWy4)

71 "and propose a 275 dollar an hour minimum wage."

Now, who can afford a mansion on the Malibu coast, three Rolls Royce's, and, a helicopter on that kind of money???


Pfft. Heartless Rethuglican.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 05, 2016 08:37 AM (d6tho)

72
ISIS leaving the Stone Age

I am convinced that it was only blind and dumb luck that any remnants of knowledge from ages past survived the Muslim Era. "Science's saviors", my ass...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, Epic Battle of the Cyclic Stars (TM) at April 05, 2016 08:38 AM (BK3ZS)

73 British Poo Museum on the Isle of Wight.


"If Loving Poo is Wong, I Don't Wanna Be Wight."

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 05, 2016 08:39 AM (NeFrd)

74 Shouldn't these people have a basic understanding of economics before they enact stupid fucking laws?


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Substitute firearms/healthcare/the housing market/cybersecurity/etc for "economics." It's not the only field that lawmakers aren't knowledgeable about even though they decide to regulate it.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at April 05, 2016 08:39 AM (KUaJL)

75 Fifteen bucks an hour! Yay! Let's eliminate access to entry-level jobs!

...for Americans. The bar has just been raised to give more room underneath for illegals.

Posted by: t-bird at April 05, 2016 08:39 AM (RrDm2)

76 49 >> And to whoever put up that Lena Dunham link in the sidebar, that was a
very bad thing you did, warning notwithstanding. I'm just sayin'.

Brings a whole new meaning to the term 'mancave', doesn't it?

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 05, 2016 08:40 AM (gyKtp)

77 " Turns out it was muslims who were trying to hit the police who were there to protect the muslims."


Zackly.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 05, 2016 08:40 AM (d6tho)

78 That 15$ min/wage article is so full of claptrap that I would have been satisfied with just the headline, but nooooooo Sven made me read the damn thing.

Thanks Sven, I loveya man, in a Platonic Christian sorta way. Bless your heart.

Posted by: Randolph Bismuth at April 05, 2016 08:40 AM (Mgw0v)

79 74 Shouldn't these people have a basic understanding of economics before they enact stupid fucking laws?


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Substitute firearms/healthcare/the housing market/cybersecurity/etc for "economics." It's not the only field that lawmakers aren't knowledgeable about even though they decide to regulate it.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at April 05, 2016 08:39 AM (KUaJL)

Having been around the healthcare industry for a long time, I can say with some degree of authority that the lawmakers and regulators who exercise power over it know fuck-all about how it actually works.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 05, 2016 08:41 AM (0mRoj)

80 ISLAME -

The Islamic State of the Levant and Most of Europe.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 05, 2016 08:34 AM (NeFrd)


Lame indeed.

Too bad, since we too apparently are going to import ourselves into islamo-suicide,

that there may be no one around to write the rather incredible story of how the freest, most prosperous societies in the history of the world,

instead chose violence, ignorance, rape, murder, and jihad and hand-delivered themselves to 3rd world status,

all so they wouldn't miss out on those fabulous chi-chi cocktail parties.


On the upside, our dependents will all hail the glorious victory of jihad against the infidel leading to one world singing Allah praises...

...so, we got that working for us.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 05, 2016 08:42 AM (2rmvw)

81 Hmm, I wonder what they pay at the poop museum. Probably not a lot of concessions stands there.

Posted by: Fritz at April 05, 2016 08:44 AM (UzPAd)

82 78 Posted by: Randolph Bismuth at April 05, 2016 08:40 AM (Mgw0v)


We're all on the same team here in scenic Silver Bow County...

Remember we face idiots who think that there is some hidden cabal of people swimming in vaults of cash like Scrooge McDuck....

The donks will kill all fast food unable to automate by the end of the 2020s.

Posted by: sven10077 at April 05, 2016 08:46 AM (g8Hfr)

83 Even union wages will just be keeping pace with the rising floor. People will see bigger dollar amounts

Think tax brackets. Everyone gets pushed into a higher tax bracket. The GDP gets artificially inflated, and that 20 trillion debt gets paid off in worth less electronic dollars. It's a government scheme as old as humanity from back in the day when you clipped a little nibble off the edge of a silver coin.

Posted by: Randolph Bismuth at April 05, 2016 08:46 AM (Mgw0v)

84 "I absolutely want my two boys to have grimy, underpaid jobs for at least two summers in High School so they can learn something about work and the real world. "


All kids need grimy, hard labor jobs growing up. Hauling hay, digging ditches, cleaning grease traps, etc. You learn pretty quick that your time is precious and that you don't want to do those things for the next 50 years.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 05, 2016 08:46 AM (d6tho)

85 Hmm, I wonder what they pay at the poop museum.

Probably not a lot of concessions stands there."


I heard they were all wiped out.



Posted by: naturalfake at April 05, 2016 08:46 AM (2rmvw)

86

Safe!

Posted by: naturalfake at April 05, 2016 08:47 AM (2rmvw)

87 Voting really isn't going to get us out of this, is it?

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at April 05, 2016 08:47 AM (eHpnh)

88 87 Voting really isn't going to get us out of this, is it?
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at April 05, 2016 08:47 AM (eHpnh)

Not when the choices are Giant Douche and Turd Sandwich.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 05, 2016 08:48 AM (0mRoj)

89 >>>The donks will kill all fast food unable to automate by the end of the 2020s.<<<

There will be a transition from brick and mortar fast food to roach coaches. Welcome to the third world, baby!

Posted by: Fritz at April 05, 2016 08:49 AM (UzPAd)

90 "I absolutely want my two boys to have grimy, underpaid jobs for at least two summers in High School so they can learn something about work and the real world. "


All kids need grimy, hard labor jobs growing up. Hauling hay,


Circa 1972 - '75
Nickle a square bale, stacked on trailer, hauled, stacked in the barn.
Front lawn cut - $2. With back yard - $3 With hand edging $5
Snow shoveled - front side walk, walk up yard, front steps and porch - $3

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 08:50 AM (NsI03)

91 Having been around the healthcare industry for a long time, I can say with some degree of authority that the lawmakers and regulators who exercise power over it know fuck-all about how it actually works.


And they don't need to. All they need to do is know how to make villains and play the industry against the voters to their benefit.

Solutions are hard, exploiting problems is much more effective and pays dividends in perpetuity.

Posted by: Chalky McChalkerson at April 05, 2016 08:50 AM (PjWy4)

92 87 Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at April 05, 2016 08:47 AM (eHpnh)

http://tinyurl.com/z6m993q

Read this comment section...

The idiots supporting this are static thinkers...

"duh jump from 300 to 600 a week will mean they can afford a car, and maybe move into a house!"

They never quite grasp that that extra 300 has to come from somewhere and if they can't leverage it then their job dies.

Posted by: sven10077 at April 05, 2016 08:51 AM (g8Hfr)

93 Good morning, Horde of Despair and Punnage. Grab some coffee, lean back, and enjoy the Burning Times.

Posted by: joncelli, Now 50% More Bilious! at April 05, 2016 08:51 AM (mBYZv)

94 "Voting really isn't going to get us out of this, is it?"


Epic. Correction.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 05, 2016 08:51 AM (d6tho)

95 Voting really isn't going to get us out of this, is it?

I'm your huckleberry.

Posted by: The Burning Times at April 05, 2016 08:51 AM (BrQrN)

96 >>>>>Why do these $15 minimum wage people enjoy stepping on their own dicks?

Shouldn't these people have a basic understanding of economics before they enact stupid fucking laws?
.
.
.
.Funny thing is the Governor of California knows it is economic suicide and he admitted as much in an interview, but he signed the bill into law.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 05, 2016 08:51 AM (iONHu)

97 The word 'poo' is just oh so British.


I always got a chuckle out of Winnie the Pooh getting stuck trying to get out of his home. Subtle imagery? Not so much.

I guess that's what a couple thousand years of psychological repression gets you as a society.

Oh bother!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 05, 2016 08:51 AM (NeFrd)

98 89 Posted by: Fritz at April 05, 2016 08:49 AM (UzPAd)


Si Si Puerde!

I plan to move to canuckistan I think...

Probably Halifax.

Posted by: sven10077 at April 05, 2016 08:52 AM (g8Hfr)

99 Ha. That new $15/hr minimum fits right in with my new gruel restaurant concept. I'll be at a competitive advantage due to the minimum amount of labor needed.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at April 05, 2016 08:52 AM (LXJ1e)

100 96 Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 05, 2016 08:51 AM (iONHu)


I'll be dead in all likelihood by the time you strupid fucks all go "You DID IT YOU GODDAMNED DID IT YOU IDIOTS!" like Chuck Heston on the Beach in Apes...

YOLO Baby!

//Guv'nuh Moonbeam

Posted by: sven10077 at April 05, 2016 08:53 AM (g8Hfr)

101 As I have told my 16 year old nephew who is trying to find a weekend/summer job, the true minimum wage is $0.00 if you aren't worth a shit.

Posted by: jsg at April 05, 2016 08:53 AM (gs8be)

102 So we need to raise the minimum wage, they say?

Well, alrighty then.

Let's travel to the future, through the past.


http://www.theautomat.net

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 05, 2016 08:55 AM (ptqRm)

103 "Having been around the healthcare industry for a long time, I can say with some degree of authority that the lawmakers and regulators who exercise power over it know fuck-all about how it actually works."

++++++++

"And they don't need to. All they need to do is know how to make villains and play the industry against the voters to their benefit."



****



And don't forget that since they know diddly about how anything works that they have to create an unaccountable government bureaucracy chock full of experts to run the damn thing on their behalf.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 05, 2016 08:55 AM (NeFrd)

104 "Circa 1972 - '75
Nickle a square bale, stacked on trailer, hauled, stacked in the barn. "


It sucked. It was hot. Bales were heavy. Never enough iced down water around.


But at least there was the heat stroke to look forward to.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 05, 2016 08:57 AM (d6tho)

105 **looks around apprehensively**



This isn't quite what I was expecting.

Posted by: Tigger, taking his family to the Poo Museum at April 05, 2016 08:57 AM (NeFrd)

106 And don't forget that since they know diddly about how anything works that they have to create an unaccountable government bureaucracy chock full of experts to run the damn thing on their behalf.

A good bit of the time the "experts" don't know jack shit either.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 05, 2016 08:57 AM (0mRoj)

107 Fifteen bucks an hour! Yay! Let's eliminate access to entry-level jobs! Let's keep young people out of the workforce!

====

I have this vision of the future where everything possible is done by robot except the things that require a human, like I guess programming or being a CEO. In consequence, everybody will have their wages set permanently at maybe 100K/year, no matter the job, and everyone not working will have benefits totaling the same.

When you think about it, it's basically Star Trek.

Posted by: Bigby's Dimpled Baby Knuckles at April 05, 2016 08:57 AM (3ZtZW)

108 I see that there is "relentless speculation" about Ryan stealing the nomination.

I will absolutely vote Democrat if they pull this shit.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 08:59 AM (4ng05)

109 107 Posted by: Bigby's Dimpled Baby Knuckles at April 05, 2016 08:57 AM (3ZtZW)


Without you know the whole space travel, "limitless energy" thing....

and an extra helping or twelve of "this work gang looks too white and too male"...

Posted by: sven10077 at April 05, 2016 08:59 AM (g8Hfr)

110 In consequence, everybody will have their wages set permanently at maybe 100K/year, no matter the job, and everyone not working will have benefits totaling the same.

When everybody makes the same, then everybody is poor.

Posted by: Chalky McChalkerson at April 05, 2016 08:59 AM (PjWy4)

111 Circa 1972 - '75
Nickle a square bale, stacked on trailer, hauled, stacked in the barn.


$1/hr helping the neighbor. Made $176 one summer. I was rich! Those damned alfalfa bales, however, were about heavy as I was.

Posted by: t-bird at April 05, 2016 08:59 AM (RrDm2)

112 "In consequence, everybody will have their wages set permanently at maybe 100K/year, no matter the job, and everyone not working will have benefits totaling the same. "


Seems like a few particular countries tried something like this one time. Sounded grand. Killed several million people but sounded grand.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 05, 2016 09:00 AM (d6tho)

113 That new $15/hr minimum fits right in with my new gruel restaurant concept.


*****

The proper serving temperature for gruel is when it is cool enough that you can hold your thumb in it for 10 seconds.

This is a good gruel of thumb to go by.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 05, 2016 09:00 AM (NeFrd)

114 107 Fifteen bucks an hour! Yay! Let's eliminate access to entry-level jobs! Let's keep young people out of the workforce!

====

I have this vision of the future where everything possible is done by robot except the things that require a human, like I guess programming or being a CEO. In consequence, everybody will have their wages set permanently at maybe 100K/year, no matter the job, and everyone not working will have benefits totaling the same.

When you think about it, it's basically Star Trek.
Posted by: Bigby's Dimpled Baby Knuckles at April 05, 2016 08:57 AM (3ZtZW)

Without the endless cheap power, replicating technology, and essentially infinite natural resources.

Posted by: joncelli, Now 50% More Bilious! at April 05, 2016 09:00 AM (mBYZv)

115 "If Loving Poo is Wong, I Don't Wanna Be Wight."

===

ZOMG earworm

Loo-ving Poo-oo
is easy coz yer beeyooteefull-hull-hull
doo-doo doot nn doo-doo
aah-aa-aa-aa-aa-aaah!

Posted by: Bigby's Dimpled Baby Knuckles at April 05, 2016 09:01 AM (3ZtZW)

116
Jerry Brown says hiking min. wage makes no economic sense but makes political sense. Sure, if you want to run a bankrupt state.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 09:01 AM (iQIUe)

117 Circa 1972 - '75
Nickle a square bale, stacked on trailer, hauled, stacked in the barn.

$1/hr helping the neighbor. Made $176 one summer. I was rich! Those damned alfalfa bales, however, were about heavy as I was.



You prayed for the ride from the field to the barn, just for the break.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 09:01 AM (NsI03)

118 In the Star Trek future, everyone wears Red Shirts except for the Captain.

Posted by: Randolph Bismuth at April 05, 2016 09:02 AM (Mgw0v)

119 I still like the comment, and it's response in the morning thread.

Paraphrased:

A person working full time should not live in poverty.

So stop taking their hard earned wages, and giving them to people who refuse to work.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 05, 2016 09:02 AM (ptqRm)

120 Nickle a square bale, stacked on trailer, hauled, stacked in the barn.

$1/hr helping the neighbor. Made $176 one summer. I was rich! Those damned alfalfa bales, however, were about heavy as I was.

Posted by: t-bird

*******

Is there anybody here who DIDN'T buck bales at some point? Hot, scratchy, miserable work, but I still remember that smell!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 05, 2016 09:02 AM (NeFrd)

121 "This is a good gruel of thumb to go by."


Gruels are for suckers.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 05, 2016 09:02 AM (d6tho)

122 113 That new $15/hr minimum fits right in with my new gruel restaurant concept.


*****

The proper serving temperature for gruel is when it is cool enough that you can hold your thumb in it for 10 seconds.

This is a good gruel of thumb to go by.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 05, 2016 09:00 AM (NeFrd)

That made me grits my teeth.

Posted by: joncelli, Now 50% More Bilious! at April 05, 2016 09:02 AM (mBYZv)

123 >>>When you think about it, it's basically Star Trek.<<

Yes, by all means let's unleash a race of imbeciles on the galaxy to see what kind of shit we can stir up.

Posted by: Fritz at April 05, 2016 09:02 AM (UzPAd)

124 A good bit of the time the "experts" don't know jack shit either.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 05, 2016 08:57 AM (0mRoj)


A key qualification for being a government "expert" is a willingness to contribute to the correct political party, comrade!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 05, 2016 09:03 AM (wYnyS)

125 The feel good story is a good one.

It is difficult to imagine - after eight years of the healer of the planet and the receder of the oceans, that this, together with AAAALLLLL of the other murder and mayhem still exists in the world.

Perhaps another Nobel prize is in order.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 09:04 AM (4ng05)

126 >>ISIS? All the cool people call it ISIL.

People who hate Israel call it ISIL.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 05, 2016 09:04 AM (NOIQH)

127 When you think about it, it's basically Star Trek.

Yes, by all means let's unleash a race of imbeciles on the galaxy to see what kind of shit we can stir up.



Dibs on a yellow shirt!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 09:05 AM (NsI03)

128 They need an investigation to see whether Obama lied to them? An official investigation?

These guys are fucking idiots.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 09:05 AM (4ng05)

129 Here's a comment from Sven's link. Commenter has a Bernie avatar, natch:

"Scott Middleton University of Southern California
Raising the minimum creates upward pressure on all wages Dominic. Now the college grad will start at $25 per hour, everybody does better when people have money to spend."


Yes, because IT'S ALL INFLATIONARY.

Wages going up don't mean anything when the value of the dollars its paid in are going down.

Think of how rich the bakers in Wiemar Germany must have been, getting a billion marks for a loaf of bread!

Posted by: Chalky McChalkerson at April 05, 2016 09:05 AM (PjWy4)

130 Think of how rich the bakers in Wiemar Germany must have been, getting a billion marks for a loaf of bread!


Bakers need toilet paper too.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 05, 2016 09:06 AM (0mRoj)

131 >>Jerry Brown says hiking min. wage makes no economic sense but makes political sense. Sure, if you want to run a bankrupt state.

With a yuuuge black market economy.
VDH's 2 California's will be even more divided.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 05, 2016 09:07 AM (NOIQH)

132 A rising tide, lifts all wages!!!!!

Uh....wait.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 05, 2016 09:07 AM (ptqRm)

133 129 Posted by: Chalky McChalkerson at April 05, 2016 09:05 AM (PjWy4)


Those who don't learn from history...should be beaten to a pulp by those who do....

Hitler's most effective political line was "I've never seen a nation made up of so many millionaires...."

fucking idiots are gonna fucking idiot.

Posted by: sven10077 at April 05, 2016 09:08 AM (g8Hfr)

134 Posted by: t-bird at April 05, 2016 08:59 AM (RrDm2)

$1.25 an hour and I was one of the highest paid summer employees in the plant! In a good week, we'd be on overtime by Thursday afternoon. Rich, I tell you, riches beyond compare!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 05, 2016 09:08 AM (wYnyS)

135 Twinkle up economic theory.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 05, 2016 09:09 AM (NeFrd)

136 >>>Dibs on a yellow shirt!<<<

Fine. I've got dibs on the green-skinned ladies.

Posted by: Fritz at April 05, 2016 09:09 AM (UzPAd)

137 The folks responsible for the entries in the Associated Press Stylebook have announced that the word "Internet" will no longer be uppercased, thus breaking my heart and making some of our writers very happy. We will lowercase internet effective June 1, when the 2016 Stylebook launches.

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at April 05, 2016 09:09 AM (e8kgV)

138 "Those who don't learn from history...should be beaten to a pulp by those who do.... "

Followed by:

Those who beat their swords into plowshares...
will be ruled by those who didn't.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 05, 2016 09:10 AM (ptqRm)

139 Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 05, 2016 09:02 AM (NeFrd)

Small female (and sort of sickly as a kid) and even I have had to move hay. Not as much since it was just for two horses, but I've done it. Carried a pocket knife to school since I opened the bales on the way to the bus stop. In the late 80s. Must have been one of the last to be able to peacefully carry a knife to school and not get arrested.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 05, 2016 09:10 AM (GDulk)

140 Howdy, y'all.

Lesson of the morning: the coffee brews faster if you remember to actually, you know, turn on the machine.

Would have been here sooner, but I stopped to search for Vic in the Overnight and morning threads. Alas, he's MIA today. At least we have the Mystery Headlines thread.

Posted by: mindful webworker - bright at April 05, 2016 09:12 AM (I9SqL)

141 >>>Dibs on a yellow shirt!

Fine. I've got dibs on the green-skinned ladies.
Posted by: Fritz



Red shirts have more fun, but they're more expendable.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 09:12 AM (NsI03)

142 "I say, Nigel. Be a good chap, eh wot? Pop 'round to the chemist and pick me up a suppository. I seem to be having a spot of difficulty with my poo. Knots in the puddin' innit? Ta!"

Posted by: Barrington Hollister-Jenkins at April 05, 2016 09:14 AM (NeFrd)

143
Is there anybody here who DIDN'T buck bales at some point? Hot, scratchy, miserable work, but I still remember that smell!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 05, 2016 09:02 AM (NeFrd)
____________________________

I didn't buck bales,, but I did have a ton of brick fall on me....

Posted by: Michelle Fields at April 05, 2016 09:14 AM (HSmrB)

144 8 very cold this morning at daylight.
might be a new record low for this day
previous was 4F above zero


I recorded 1 and my instrument is generally two degrees warmer since the sensor is mount on an exterior wall. The 'true' temperature for a precision instrument mounted in a clear open area might well be one below.

We'll have to wait for the climate change experts to apply their standard adjustments to tell us what the 'true' overnight low temperature was.
Posted by: Randolph Bismuth at April 05, 2016 08:10 AM (Mgw0v)


It was 64 degrees, the highest low temperature on record for this date.

Posted by: NOAA at April 05, 2016 09:15 AM (zoehZ)

145 I didn't buck bales, but I delivered the daily paper.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 05, 2016 09:16 AM (NOIQH)

146 GHW Bush - voodoo economics

J Brown - Scooby Doo economics

Posted by: Barrington Hollister-Jenkins at April 05, 2016 09:16 AM (NeFrd)

147 Think of how rich the bakers in Wiemar Germany must have been, getting a billion marks for a loaf of bread!


Posted by: Chalky McChalkerson at April 05, 2016 09:05 AM (PjWy4)


I'm rich bitch!


http://tinyurl.com/h433zvh

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 05, 2016 09:16 AM (mEZce)

148 The "Global Warming" bullshit is pretty funny, right up until you realize the AG's in 16 states are criminally investigating companies that speak out against it, and newspapers and magazines are refusing to print commentary from experts who want to be heard in the "debate". Soviet America.

Posted by: MTF at April 05, 2016 09:16 AM (/m8T6)

149 140 Howdy, y'all.

Lesson of the morning: the coffee brews faster if you remember to actually, you know, turn on the machine.

Would have been here sooner, but I stopped to search for Vic in the Overnight and morning threads. Alas, he's MIA today. At least we have the Mystery Headlines thread.
Posted by: mindful webworker - bright at April 05, 2016 09:12 AM (I9SqL)

Sounds like you needed a cup of coffee before you made the coffee.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at April 05, 2016 09:16 AM (//jd9)

150 Raising the minimum wage is a clever scheme to increase workforce participation by illegal aliens.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 05, 2016 09:17 AM (Qvgg/)

151 Bagged groceries, stocked shelves, and eventually got apprenticed to a cabinet-maker.

I went into college with strong and cunning, but rough, hands. The girls liked me.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 09:17 AM (lutOX)

152 pOops- obstipated sock off.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 05, 2016 09:17 AM (NeFrd)

153 I worked basement crews as a teen. The 2'x8' Simons Panel weighs 80 lbs. Great fun carrying them all day. Really enjoyed it.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 05, 2016 09:17 AM (W+w2W)

154 Yes I just bet business executives favor business practices that have a negative impact on their business. It's science.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 05, 2016 09:18 AM (KEA7I)

155 Posted by: MTF at April 05, 2016 09:16 AM (/m8T6)


We're seeing that the real power of the press is to suppress!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 05, 2016 09:18 AM (wYnyS)

156 153 I worked basement crews as a teen. The 2'x8' Simons Panel weighs 80 lbs. Great fun carrying them all day. Really enjoyed it.
Posted by: ScoggDog at April 05, 2016 09:17 AM (W+w2W)

You used steel forms for basement walls? Interesting.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at April 05, 2016 09:19 AM (//jd9)

157 Is there anybody here who DIDN'T buck bales at some point? Hot, scratchy, miserable work, but I still remember that smell!



Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 05, 2016 09:02 AM (NeFrd)

--

It is actually a productive workout. My FIL always used to laugh at the boys who went to the gym and pointlessly pushed weights up and down, instead of doing actual work.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 05, 2016 09:19 AM (Qvgg/)

158
Tomorrow, Hillary will be 25,000 days old. Happy 25k

Posted by: Father Time at April 05, 2016 09:19 AM (e8kgV)

159 Retweets do equal endorsements in Mo. womans ISIS case

Safya Roe Yassin, 38, is accused of posting the names, addresses and other personal information of U.S. military members and FBI agents on social media accounts linked to Islamic State terrorists.

"Her unrelenting support of ISIS/ISIL was patently obvious in her verbatim retweets on Aug. 24, 2015, that alerted her followers of two FBI employees who were wanted to kill and listed these employees actual names, city, state, zip code and phone numbers, the court filing said.

She started over 95 accounts on Twitter as the social media company shut her feeds down for her ISIS/ISIL online rhetoric and support of violent Jihad, according to the filing.

http://goo.gl/VaW7T4

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 09:20 AM (iQIUe)

160 You used steel forms for basement walls? Interesting.

Well duh...it makes them fireproof.

Posted by: Rosie O'Dumbfuck at April 05, 2016 09:21 AM (XkVXQ)

161 Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 05, 2016 09:18 AM (KEA7I)

They figure the regilations will put all the small, nimble competition out of business. Very typical. They never learn that fascism is for the benefit of the bureaucrats not the CEOs (who are convenient scapegoats).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 05, 2016 09:21 AM (GDulk)

162 Sounds like you needed a cup of coffee before you made the coffee.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at April 05, 2016 09:16 AM (//jd9)



And that's why I always save a cup from the previous day for the first cup of the day, before I make the fresh pot.

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 05, 2016 09:21 AM (wYnyS)

163 Grew up on a farm, hauled (and fed to cattle) more hay bales than I want to remember.

I say the big round baler is one of the 10 greatest inventions in agriculture.

Posted by: Weak Geek at April 05, 2016 09:21 AM (LDRZc)

164 Morning all

Congrats to the Wildcats

Good game, Great ending

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 05, 2016 09:22 AM (V/InG)

165 I gave up baseball to work in the hayfields for minimum wage.

Adam Smith, in his 'Wealth of Nations' talks about surplus labor going into the cartage business.

So I got a job driving truck after the trucking business was deregulated and wages (and freight rates) were cut by two thirds by new companies going irregular route truck loads. You couldn't get into the trucking business when it was regulated unless you knew someone in the union or had political connections. And even after the rates/wages came down it was better than what I had been making. You just had to work 120 hours a week, live in the truck, and risk prison time.

Posted by: Randolph Bismuth at April 05, 2016 09:22 AM (Mgw0v)

166 >>Yes I just bet business executives favor business practices that have a negative impact on their business. It's science.


Yeah, that article didn't really say much about who the executives were who support the higher minimum wage. I'm thinking that it's execs of large businesses who have a little more flexibility in making up the higher cost of labor than a small businesses. That's my guess - otherwise, I can't imagine who would welcome this being forced on them in such an awful economy.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 05, 2016 09:22 AM (NOIQH)

167
Yes I just bet business executives favor business practices that have a negative impact on their business. It's science.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 05, 2016 09:18 AM (KEA7I)

--
Why not? This regime is all but telling them to use illegal aliens and avoid the whole mess.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 05, 2016 09:22 AM (Qvgg/)

168
the coffee brews faster if you remember to actually, you know, turn on the machine.
---------------------------

Another classic: It's stronger when you put ground beans into the filter. Otherwise, it's rather watery.

Corollary: It's more drinkable when you remember to pour water into the unit.

You may consider my conclusions reliable, as I have reproduced the results on numerous occasions.

Posted by: iforgot at April 05, 2016 09:23 AM (pC96u)

169 Hey, how often are you supposed to change the coffee grounds in the coffee maker?

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 05, 2016 09:24 AM (Qvgg/)

170 >Hey, how often are you supposed to change the coffee grounds in the coffee maker?


weakly?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 05, 2016 09:25 AM (NOIQH)

171 I was a gandy dancer on the railroad the summer before I went into the military. (It means I shoveled rock for nine and a half hours a day.) Boot camp, jump training, jungle warfare school, sere school... vacation.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 09:25 AM (4ng05)

172 Posted by: Lizzy at April 05, 2016 09:22 AM (NOIQH)

You can accept mandated minimum wage for your company if you believe that it will help drive your smaller competitors, with slim profit margins to begin with, out of business and eventually give you a larger customer base!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 05, 2016 09:25 AM (wYnyS)

173
U.S. Prosecutors filed a notice of intent today to use FISA in the case of alleged #ISIS supporters Asia Siddiqui and Noelle Velentzas

Remember them? A child care and home care workers in Queens who amassed bomb making materials and studied bomb making manuals while plotting their strike.

Bimbos had kids, too, now they are going to jail for life (30 years).

http://goo.gl/Jq7gyj

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 09:25 AM (iQIUe)

174
When I began my career (back in the REALLY old days), it was understood that min wage was what your employer paid whilst deciding whether or not to keep your sorry ass. Usually only a 2 week affair.

Or, they would withhold a week's pay. Continuing employment required you prove a certain degree of competency.

One question occurred the other day--does any one actually pay JUST min wage as a continuing salary these days?


Posted by: irongrampa at April 05, 2016 09:26 AM (P/8aq)

175 Well, this thread is done... who's putting up the Stickman art today?


Posted by: Krebs v Carnot, Epic Battle of the Cyclic Stars (TM) at April 05, 2016 08:33 AM (BK3ZS)

The art we had yesterday was the complete opposite of Stickman. It was Bazoom Lady art,

Posted by: Donna and V. (no ampersands at the present moment) at April 05, 2016 09:26 AM (u0lmX)

176 I have this vision of the future where everything possible is done by robot

*dreams of Scarlett Johannsen*

Posted by: t-bird at April 05, 2016 09:27 AM (yddCj)

177 >>U.S. Prosecutors filed a notice of intent today to use FISA in the case
of alleged #ISIS supporters Asia Siddiqui and Noelle Velentzas



Lone wolves
"Inspired" by ISIS
Am I right?

Move along...

Posted by: Lizzy at April 05, 2016 09:27 AM (NOIQH)

178
>>Yes I just bet business executives favor business practices that have a negative impact on their business. It's science.


Yeah, that article didn't really say much about who the executives were who support the higher minimum wage. I'm thinking that it's execs of large businesses who have a little more flexibility in making up the higher cost of labor than a small businesses.
---------------------

Yes, it's those execs. They can sustain the loss while their mom-and-pop competitors die off. Eventually, every street and mall will be Franchise Row or Big Box City.

Ironically (or not), this is the reverse of what Democrats claim they want. They strengthen evil big corporations while killing small operations. Wasn't that Jesse Jackson who objected to "the WalMartization of America"?

Posted by: iforgot at April 05, 2016 09:27 AM (pC96u)

179 You prayed for the ride from the field to the barn, just for the break.

Working for the neighbor was the break. We also had a farm, but I didn't get paid at home.

Posted by: t-bird at April 05, 2016 09:28 AM (yddCj)

180 One question occurred the other day--does any one actually pay JUST min wage as a continuing salary these days?


Posted by: irongrampa at April 05, 2016 09:26 AM (P/8aq)


Looking at some of the people working for large service corporations, I sure wouldn't want to pay them more than the minimum wage!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 05, 2016 09:28 AM (wYnyS)

181
Bimbos had kids, too, now they are going to jail for life (30 years).

http://goo.gl/Jq7gyj

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 09:25 AM (iQIUe)

It's too bad the judge can't say "Your kids? We will make sure they are adopted by devout Christians. "

Posted by: Donna and V. (no ampersands at the present moment) at April 05, 2016 09:28 AM (u0lmX)

182 It is actually a productive workout. My FIL always used to laugh at the boys who went to the gym and pointlessly pushed weights up and down, instead of doing actual work.

====

Ever notice that many of the exercise machines mimic farm work? Via Althouse, I read recently that the treadmill was devised by a miller as a punishment for prisoners so as to grind corn or pump water - so that's agricultural too.

BTW - never bucked no bales. Shit, I'm not sure what that means. I did a lot of house painting.

Posted by: Bigby's Dimpled Baby Knuckles at April 05, 2016 09:29 AM (3ZtZW)

183 >>One question occurred the other day--does any one actually pay JUST min wage as a continuing salary these days?

Shhhhh! That's what the activists refuse to acknowledge - that a person can't support their family on a minim wage salary because chances are they'll get a raise of move up before too long.

Mike Rowe has the best comeback to this minimum wage nonsense:

http://mikerowe.com/tag/minimum-wage/

Posted by: Lizzy at April 05, 2016 09:30 AM (NOIQH)

184 163 Grew up on a farm, hauled (and fed to cattle) more hay bales than I want to remember.

I say the big round baler is one of the 10 greatest inventions in agriculture.
Posted by: Weak Geek at April 05, 2016 09:21 AM (LDRZc)



As long as you have a tractor to move it. Sucks by hand.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 09:30 AM (NsI03)

185 >>>>One question occurred the other day--does any one actually pay JUST min wage as a continuing salary these days?
.
.
.Not where I live, the lowest starting pay I see advertised is $10 an hour, and I live in Kentucky.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 05, 2016 09:30 AM (iONHu)

186 Apparently the TSA believes that money grows on trees

Well, it is made of paper.

Posted by: rickl at April 05, 2016 09:30 AM (zoehZ)

187 DS ... Don't ask me why, I just carried the damn thing. I think I spelled it wrong, Symons maybe ? Steel frame, plywood face. Put them together with wedges.

My job was to carry forms, strip forms, scrape and spray forms, restack forms in cradle, and knock ties flat with wall. Also sealed walls with that black shit that rolled on.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 05, 2016 09:31 AM (W+w2W)

188 As long as you have a tractor to move it. Sucks by hand.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 09:30 AM (NsI03)



Once you've got it on your back, it's a piece of cake!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 05, 2016 09:31 AM (wYnyS)

189 171 I was a gandy dancer on the railroad the summer before I went into the military. (It means I shoveled rock for nine and a half hours a day.) Boot camp, jump training, jungle warfare school, sere school... vacation.
Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 09:25 AM (4ng05)
***
A gandy dancer? My little hometown, I had memories of them, and knew a few growing up. Cres of a dozne men or more, with these huge steel pry-bar things, chanting, singing, to keep time as they nudged the rails back into alignment or equalized the gauge here and there. amazing.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 09:32 AM (lutOX)

190 Posted by: Bigby's Dimpled Baby Knuckles at April 05, 2016 09:29 AM (3ZtZW)

"Bucking" is picking up the rectangle bales and throwing them, onto the trailer, the haystack, whatever.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 05, 2016 09:32 AM (GDulk)

191 169 Hey, how often are you supposed to change the coffee grounds in the coffee maker?



Change?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 09:33 AM (NsI03)

192 One question occurred the other day--does any one actually pay JUST min wage as a continuing salary these days?




Posted by: irongrampa at April 05, 2016 09:26 AM (P/8aq)


Yes, they do. It's not just an entry wage anymore. And if you don't take it, there's millions of people without jobs who'll jump through flaming hoops for it. It's an employer's market these days, and even moreso because they've oversaturated the labor market with immigrant labor.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 05, 2016 09:33 AM (HalrA)

193 She Floats=SHES A WITCH!!

Posted by: CSI ISIS at April 05, 2016 09:33 AM (P/aDH)

194 We're seeing that the real power of the press is to suppress!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 05, 2016 09:18 AM (wYnyS)
----------------------------------------------------------

Yup, and that sort of stuff really bugs me, I readily admit. LIV's simply do not hear opposing viewpoints, because they never show up in the news. They really do think "everyone agrees and the science is settled" on AGW. Unreal.

Posted by: MTF at April 05, 2016 09:33 AM (/m8T6)

195 When a pimply high schooler was cooking your McFish Sandwich, you only had to worry about that rare one who would spit in the tartar sauce.

When robots are cooking your fast food, you only have to worry about the pimply high school nerd hacking the entire system so they all spit on everybody's food - and it's worse than spit.

Progress! Thank you, minimal wage freaks!

Posted by: mindful webworker - Milton Friedman, where are you? at April 05, 2016 09:34 AM (I9SqL)

196 So, Hillary says an unborn child has no rights and guess who is outraged?

Planned Parenthood, because how dare she she not call it a fetus? She's stigmatizing women who have chosen to extinguish their child's life in the womb. For shame!

Posted by: Lizzy at April 05, 2016 09:34 AM (NOIQH)

197 179 You prayed for the ride from the field to the barn, just for the break.

Working for the neighbor was the break. We also had a farm, but I didn't get paid at home.

Posted by: t-bird at April 05, 2016 09:28 AM (yddCj)

Giants pitcher Madison Bumgartner (who, predictably, killed my Brew Crew yesterday) has credited his strength and stamina to having grown up doing chores on a farm.

My dad also grew up on a farm and said that after farming, nothing else seemed like work to him.

Posted by: Donna and V. (no ampersands at the present moment) at April 05, 2016 09:34 AM (u0lmX)

198 187 DS ... Don't ask me why, I just carried the damn thing. I think I spelled it wrong, Symons maybe ? Steel frame, plywood face. Put them together with wedges.

My job was to carry forms, strip forms, scrape and spray forms, restack forms in cradle, and knock ties flat with wall. Also sealed walls with that black shit that rolled on.
Posted by: ScoggDog at April 05, 2016 09:31 AM (W+w2W)

It just surprised me because most contractors I know don't want to pay the upfront for steel and then have to deal with storing them.

You get one heck of a good product tho!

PS. It is Symons. Although they have since been purchased by Dayton Superior.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric at April 05, 2016 09:35 AM (//jd9)

199 I'd like to point out that $15/hour, if paid over a 40 hour week, is actually more than a number of people allegedly over the bottom of the pay scale run make. I know salaried office folks that don't effectively make that.

Nope, no way that's not going to have pernicious second order effects, no way at all.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at April 05, 2016 09:35 AM (9krrF)

200 Posted by: MTF at April 05, 2016 09:33 AM (/m8T6)

All is in order and proceeding according to the five year plan, comrade!

Posted by: Zombie W Duranty at April 05, 2016 09:35 AM (wYnyS)

201 One good argument for a higher minimum wage, from business anyway, is that it drives more workers to off-the-books jobs. Maybe it really lowers costs...

Posted by: MTF at April 05, 2016 09:36 AM (/m8T6)

202 172 Posted by: Lizzy at April 05, 2016 09:22 AM (NOIQH)

You can accept mandated minimum wage for your company if you believe that it will help drive your smaller competitors, with slim profit margins to begin with, out of business and eventually give you a larger customer base!
Posted by: Hrothgar at April 05, 2016 09:25 AM (wYnyS)

Did they get their MBA at K-Mart ? Small business is not their significant competition or even close to what effects their bottom line the most.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 05, 2016 09:36 AM (KEA7I)

203 $15 per hour for a 40 hour week is an annual wage of $31K. The average American earns in the mid-40s.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 05, 2016 09:37 AM (Qvgg/)

204 England has become a shit show, so the museum is appropriate.

Posted by: angela urkel at April 05, 2016 09:37 AM (GN8zw)

205 201 One good argument for a higher minimum wage, from business anyway, is that it drives more workers to off-the-books jobs. Maybe it really lowers costs...
Posted by: MTF at April 05, 2016 09:36 AM (/m8T6)
***
Yep, grey markets and black markets - already YUUGGGE! in this nation - will become the norm, at this rate.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 09:37 AM (lutOX)

206 Is there anybody here who DIDN'T buck bales at some point? Hot, scratchy, miserable work, but I still remember that smell!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 05, 2016 09:02 AM (NeFrd)

=========================
When I worked for non-family, I got $20 a day. When I worked for Grandpa, I got supper

Posted by: mrp at April 05, 2016 09:37 AM (JBggj)

207 A gandy dancer? My little hometown, I had memories of them, and knew a few growing up. Cres of a dozne men or more, with these huge steel pry-bar things, chanting, singing, to keep time as they nudged the rails back into alignment or equalized the gauge here and there. amazing.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 05, 2016 09:32 AM (lutOX)

I thought we had it rough. The foreman was a mean as any boot pusher I'd ever seen. We worked between two Indian gangs. Those guys made us look like light weights. The guy that ran the jack that lifted the track and aligned it, had a doctorate in economics. I worked right next to him the entire summer and talking to him was an education in itself.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 09:37 AM (4ng05)

208 199
I'd like to point out that $15/hour, if paid over a 40 hour week, is
actually more than a number of people allegedly over the bottom of the
pay scale run make. I know salaried office folks that don't effectively
make that.



Nope, no way that's not going to have pernicious second order effects, no way at all.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at April 05, 2016 09:35 AM (9krrF)


I'd love to make over $15/hour, and I work in the lower tiers of the IT business. You can bet your bacon that everyone in my boat would demand a raise in order to keep up with the inevitable wave of inflation to follow.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 05, 2016 09:38 AM (HalrA)

209 $15 per hour for a 40 hour week is an annual wage of $31K. The average American earns in the mid-40s.


Yep. $21.875/hr = $45,500.00

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 09:38 AM (NsI03)

210 >>I'd like to point out that $15/hour, if paid over a 40 hour week, is
actually more than a number of people allegedly over the bottom of the
pay scale run make. I know salaried office folks that don't effectively
make that.

IIRC, that's something Obama wants to "fix" - so that any salaried job where it is less than the minimum wage would have to go hourly, which would likely result in higher costs for overtime? Something like that...

Posted by: Lizzy at April 05, 2016 09:39 AM (NOIQH)

211 $15 + Obamacare + Obamaphone.

Why go to college? California, here we come!

Posted by: Fritz at April 05, 2016 09:39 AM (UzPAd)

212 Working for Grandpa S., who had land across the road from our farm -- ticket to riches. Twenty bucks for two days' work.

That was me. My cousins from KC would come down for the summer and work in Grandpa's other hay fields. They made a killing.

They were tanned and fit from summer sports before their visits. I was pale (refused to wear short-sleeve shirts when working with hay) and fat, and I wore glasses. I would joke that an outsider wouldn't know which was the country boy.

Posted by: Weak Geek at April 05, 2016 09:40 AM (LDRZc)

213 My dad also grew up on a farm and said that after farming, nothing else seemed like work to him.

Posted by: Donna and V. (no ampersands at the present moment) at April 05, 2016 09:34 AM (u0lmX)


My great grandfather had a large self-sufficient farm in a beautiful location in NC. All his children moved to the city and found easier jobs. My father said if only he'd been older at the time he could probably have inherited the farm because his grandfather didn't want to see the farm broken up!

Progress!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 05, 2016 09:41 AM (wYnyS)

214 Haying was hard fricking work. Dawn to dusk, backbreaking and dusty. I've had worse jobs though!

Posted by: MTF at April 05, 2016 09:41 AM (/m8T6)

215
Pat Buchanan cuts deep with his essay on nationalism.

http://tinyurl.com/zjn366z
Merkel's Germany is now leading the EU in amassing a huge bribe to
the Turks to please take them back, and keep them away from the Greek
islands that are now Islam's Ellis Island into Europe.

Africa's population will double to 2.5 billion by 2050. With 60
percent of Africans now under 25 years of age, millions will find their
way to the Med to cross to the Old Continent where Europeans are aging,
shrinking and dying. Look for gunboats in the Med.

What could possibly go wrong...

If, through rules changes, subterfuge and faithless delegates, party
elites swindle him out of the nomination, do they think that the
millions who came out to vote for Trump will go home and say: We lost it
fair and square?

Do they think they can then go back to open borders, amnesty, a path
to citizenship, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and nation building?
Whatever happens to Trump, the country has spoken.

Posted by: Mortimer at April 05, 2016 09:41 AM (nVQ5J)

216 Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 09:37 AM (4ng0

Sounds like there's a lot of interesting stories from that experience.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 05, 2016 09:41 AM (GDulk)

217 iforgot: Another classic: It's stronger when you put ground beans into the filter. Otherwise, it's rather watery.

Corollary: It's more drinkable when you remember to pour water into the unit.


Almost, but never, did the former.

Certainly have done the latter more than once. "Hmm. That coffee seems to have brewed rather quickly this morning? (looks) Hey! The pot's empty! Oh... yeah."

It's twenty-two steps from the computer desk to the coffee machine. Forty-four round trip. I'd move them closer to each other, but I need the exercise.

Posted by: mindful webworker - refill! Where's my waitress? at April 05, 2016 09:42 AM (I9SqL)

218 More on the retweeting terrorist bitch:

https://goo.gl/MnJFnW

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 09:43 AM (iQIUe)

219 @ 184 - Hah! You just made my morning.

Posted by: Weak Geek at April 05, 2016 09:43 AM (LDRZc)

220 Here is a good trivia question. How many of you know it?

What is the difference between hay and straw?

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 05, 2016 09:43 AM (KEA7I)

221 Haying was hard fricking work. Dawn to dusk, backbreaking and dusty. I've had worse jobs though!



Worse job? Giving circus elephants suppositories. Maybe.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 09:43 AM (NsI03)

222 Mornin,
Is it too early to say "ah to hell with it" and just phone it in for the day?.

Posted by: IP at April 05, 2016 09:43 AM (aQQbl)

223 The guy that ran the jack that lifted the track and aligned it, had a doctorate in economics.


****

Bet he knew a thing or two about leveraged buyouts.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 05, 2016 09:44 AM (NeFrd)

224 Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 05, 2016 09:43 AM (KEA7I)

Straw is grain stalks, hay is grass/alfalfa.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 05, 2016 09:45 AM (GDulk)

225 220 Here is a good trivia question. How many of you know it?

What is the difference between hay and straw?




Hay has the grass/seed heads still attached. Straw is just the stalk?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 09:45 AM (NsI03)

226 Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 09:37 AM (4ng0

Sounds like there's a lot of interesting stories from that experience.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 05, 2016 09:41 AM (GDulk)

Indeed. But not to worry. I won't get started...

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 09:45 AM (4ng05)

227 Is there anybody here who DIDN'T buck bales at some point? Hot, scratchy, miserable work, but I still remember that smell!

We would cut off old jeans as shorts to use for haying. We left the front of the legs long, down to the knee, so that we could "knee-lift" the hay up onto the wagon without getting that hellish rash on the upper thigh.

Posted by: Mortimer at April 05, 2016 09:45 AM (nVQ5J)

228 Bet he knew a thing or two about leveraged buyouts.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 05, 2016 09:44 AM (NeFrd)

Definitely had a handle on it!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 05, 2016 09:45 AM (wYnyS)

229 What is the difference between hay and straw?

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck


*****

That's a tough question, I may have to bale on this one.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 05, 2016 09:46 AM (NeFrd)

230 11,000 heat related deaths by 2030. Even if that were true, it's nothing to the thousands that die every year from cold, in England. Sometimes I have the irrational perception that this cold weather is being meted out as a kind of collective punishment, for all the lies being told about global warming.

Posted by: angela urkel at April 05, 2016 09:47 AM (GN8zw)

231 The feel good story is indeed wonderful. I am glad that little boy is doing so well.

Does anyone know - exactly what is the superstition about some kids being witches is in Nigeria?

Posted by: @votermom at April 05, 2016 09:47 AM (nbrY/)

232 But not to worry. I won't get started...

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 09:45 AM (4ng05)

Sounds a bit Eric Hofferish?

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 05, 2016 09:47 AM (wYnyS)

233
It's stronger when you put ground beans into the filter. Otherwise, it's rather watery.
-------------------

Never done that one? It's kind of interesting, because the coffeeless water definitely has a brown tint to it. I always clean out the machine when I see that.

Posted by: iforgot at April 05, 2016 09:47 AM (pC96u)

234 This is a manly thread. Lots of alfalfa males.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 05, 2016 09:48 AM (NeFrd)

235 224 Pollo the wogette,

You can build a house of straw...doing so with hay will have deer eating you of house and home.

Posted by: Sven10077 at April 05, 2016 09:48 AM (FrMyu)

236 The feel good story is indeed wonderful. I am glad that little boy is doing so well.

Does anyone know - exactly what is the superstition about some kids being witches is in Nigeria?



Albinos are fvcked from jump street.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 09:48 AM (NsI03)

237 Wait - I thought the ecotwits were also against air conditioning, so if they had their way, they would increase heat deaths?

I can't keep track of all their various contradictions...

Posted by: Lizzy at April 05, 2016 09:48 AM (NOIQH)

238 DS ... Makes sense. For whatever reason, that's just how they did it in Southern Indiana back then. Saw several contractors doing the same thing.

Did help you get done quick, though. If I remember, we'd set the outside ... then cut, bend, and tie the rebar, then set the inside, shove ties, and pour. Sometimes they'd switch it up, start at a corner, and do rebar as they went.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 05, 2016 09:49 AM (W+w2W)

239 Wait - I thought the ecotwits were also against air conditioning, so if they had their way, they would increase heat deaths?

I can't keep track of all their various contradictions...




Neither can they.......

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 09:49 AM (NsI03)

240 When robots are cooking your fast food, you only have to worry about the pimply high school nerd hacking the entire system so they all spit on everybody's food - and it's worse than spit.

Heh

Hehehehehe

Posted by: Bender at April 05, 2016 09:49 AM (BrQrN)

241 Straw is the shaft from wheat after it's harvested. Hay is cut green grass.
Horses will starve on straw, not much nutrition at all. Save it for the ruminants, cows, goats and such,

Posted by: IP at April 05, 2016 09:49 AM (aQQbl)

242 The reaction of Villanova' s coach to their win was pretty funny.

Vine in case you haven't seen it
https://vine.co/v/iI7EFe3KKBT

Posted by: @votermom at April 05, 2016 09:49 AM (nbrY/)

243 It's families blaming their misfortunes on their most helpless members. Not sure why their governments dont step in and stop this bullshit.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 09:50 AM (iQIUe)

244 This is a manly thread. Lots of alfalfa males.

Well, gotta run. Timothy if there is work to be done.

Posted by: Mortimer at April 05, 2016 09:50 AM (nVQ5J)

245 Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 09:45 AM (4ng05)

Actually, it would be *good* to share them. I'm guessing not many have done that particular work. I certainly wouldn't have guessed there'd be someone with an advanced degree on such a team (I'm sure there's a story there), in fact didn't know there was a specific term for the job. Has it been mostly taken over by machines now?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 05, 2016 09:50 AM (GDulk)

246 Hay is for horses, while Straw is used to construct false arguments easily dispensed with.

Posted by: Bigby's Dimpled Baby Knuckles at April 05, 2016 09:50 AM (3ZtZW)

247 Sounds a bit Eric Hofferish?
Posted by: Hrothgar at April 05, 2016 09:47 AM (wYnyS)

Not overly familiar with Hoffer, but let me encapsulate that part of my life: I did that. Had my birthday picked in the draft lottery. Joined the Navy to keep from going to the Nam. Wound up going to Laos. Spent half a year in the hospital. Went to work as a contractor for the government and spent 15 years working in Europe, the middle east and N. Africa.

Bound to be a couple of stories in all that.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 09:51 AM (4ng05)

248 Worst job to have as a short kid was detassleing corn. By August I was done, I couldn't reach that high and keep moving fast enough.

Posted by: IP at April 05, 2016 09:52 AM (aQQbl)

249 Communities in northern Japan are being overwhelmed by radioactive wild boars which are rampaging across the countryside after being contaminated by the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

The animals' numbers are increasing as the boar breed unhindered in the exclusion zone around the stricken Fukushima Daiichi plant, and they are causing damage to farms well beyond the area poisoned by radiation. Hunters are shooting the boars as fast as they can, but local cities are running out of burial space and incinerator capacity to dispose of their corpses.


... no word from John Kerry

Posted by: Hetty Lange at April 05, 2016 09:52 AM (e8kgV)

250 radioactive wild boars

mmmm bacon...

Posted by: Gojira at April 05, 2016 09:54 AM (nVQ5J)

251 J.P. Morgan Chase Co. capped ATM withdrawals at $1,000 per card daily for noncustomers -- cracking down as people started pulling out tens of thousands of dollars at a time when the bank was modifying its machines to dispense hundred-dollar bills with no limit.


... I can remember a $300 a day limit

Posted by: John Spartan at April 05, 2016 09:54 AM (e8kgV)

252 243 It's families blaming their misfortunes on their most helpless members. Not sure why their governments dont step in and stop this bullshit.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 09:50 AM (iQIUe)

Basically another form of child abuse, with "magic" thrown in, then.
I was wondering if it was because they had some kind of birth defect or something, but I guess not necessarily.

Posted by: @votermom at April 05, 2016 09:55 AM (nbrY/)

253 radioactive wild boars

mmmm bacon...



Pre-cooked bacon.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 09:56 AM (NsI03)

254 Has it been mostly taken over by machines now?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 05, 2016 09:50 AM (GDulk)

The machines, even then, did the really heavy work, but the ballast (the rock that went between and under the ties) had to get shovelled in. What was really interesting is that during WWI, the government had planted RR right of ways with hemp to make rope. Remnants of that still grew wild along the tracks in some areas. Plants like bamboo - twenty feet tall and as thick as your arm at the base. It held the heat and made work that much harder.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 09:57 AM (4ng05)

255 251 J.P. Morgan Chase Co. capped ATM withdrawals at $1,000 per card daily for noncustomers -- cracking down as people started pulling out tens of thousands of dollars at a time when the bank was modifying its machines to dispense hundred-dollar bills with no limit.


... I can remember a $300 a day limit




Remember? Mine still is.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 09:57 AM (NsI03)

256 When we had the last trailer of hay almost unloaded my grandpa would wait for the last bales and he would holler, "Wait! That's the one we been looking for!"

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at April 05, 2016 09:57 AM (foJe7)

257 Witches? We don't need no stink'n witches -- Cheech Moron.

Are we sure it's families, or neighbors accusing someone of witchcraft.

Posted by: Randolph Bismuth at April 05, 2016 09:58 AM (Mgw0v)

258 Simultaneously the best and worst farm job I ever had was filling smudge pots in a pear orchard.

When cold weather hit in the spring the orchard owner would set out #10 cans along the rows of trees and set them on fire. We (high school kids) were on call, usually called at about 1 or 2 in the morning to come out and carry a 5-gallon bucket behind a tanker pulled by a trucker. We would fill the bucket with #2 diesel oil and then top up the burning smudge pots to keep them from running out of fuel. Worked until the sun broke the horizon and the temps came up above freezing.

Dirty, stinky, smelly. Went home, showered, dressed and went to school. We were allowed to miss first period.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 05, 2016 09:58 AM (NeFrd)

259 trucker = tractor

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 05, 2016 09:58 AM (NeFrd)

260 Funny Climate Change cartoon. Also "settled science":

The Miasma Theory
The Canals of Mars
Phlogiston Theory
Flat Earth Shoes
Phrenology, etc., etc., etc.

Q: Does quoting the Unquestionable Authorities(tm) constitute Heretical Hate Speech? One says "More Hurricanes!" and one says "Less Hurricanes!" They can't both be right, yet both are Unchallengeable Purveyors of Pure Scientific Truth and Justice.

A: Don't question my Holy Science, Hater!

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at April 05, 2016 09:59 AM (Ndje9)

261 Ever wondered what information Google is holding about you? Here's how to find - and edit - your account information and personal data...

http://bit.ly/1V6O9yn

[Not that editing your data will actually cause Google to "forget" it!]

h/t Nightmouse's Continental Breakfast links at BlazingCatFur

Posted by: mindful webworker - Google B Evil at April 05, 2016 10:00 AM (I9SqL)

262 WSJ reports initial NTSB investigation of Chester PA train/backhoe incident.
A miscommunication at a shift change, an unexplainable failure to have the work site programmed into the computer control system (because it is the 21st Cent., everything in this nation must be expressed in term of A Computer Problem).
And the supervisor was trying to get the operator off the backhoe when the train hit them at 106 MPH (within its speed limit). Brakes went on 5 seconds before hit.
Both men had decades of experience in Maintenance of Way.

"They took John Henry to the graveyard
And the buried him beneath the sand
And every locomotive that comes rolling by
Blows "Here lies a steel driving man."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 05, 2016 10:00 AM (xq1UY)

263 This Climate Science stuff reminds me more and more of astrology every day.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 05, 2016 10:01 AM (W+w2W)

264 Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 09:57 AM (4ng05)

Thank you for sharing that. You have a great ability to give a vivid picture with only a few words.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 05, 2016 10:02 AM (GDulk)

265 Those limits are a pain in the ass. Last winter, at the last minute, with the truck on it's way, I ran out to the ATM to get cash for heating oil (the company gives a nice discount for cash). I needed about $700, waited in the drive-thru lane, could only get $300, so then I had to go inside, wait in line again, to get the remaining $400. So dumb.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 05, 2016 10:02 AM (2cS/G)

266 Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 05, 2016 09:58 AM (NeFrd)

Oh the humanity!

Your carbon footprint is beyond help.

Posted by: SJW who also drives a car at April 05, 2016 10:03 AM (Zu3d9)

267 Yo MH - Ars Technica is a pretty leftist blog that hates private property. Definitely better sources for legal and other news.

Posted by: 0302 at April 05, 2016 10:03 AM (wx6iv)

268 Q: Does quoting the Unquestionable Authorities(tm) constitute Heretical
Hate Speech? One says "More Hurricanes!" and one says "Less
Hurricanes!" They can't both be right, yet both are Unchallengeable
Purveyors of Pure Scientific Truth and Justice.


A: Don't question my Holy Science, Hater!
>>>

The science part they both agree on is Taxes will fix it. Whatever "it" is.

/stating what everybody here knows

Posted by: Buzzsaw at April 05, 2016 10:03 AM (P/aDH)

269
Worst damn job I remember was working one summer doing hot tar roofing. Did it just because I was sick and tired of haying.

Very bad move.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 05, 2016 10:05 AM (P/8aq)

270 The science part they both agree on is Taxes will fix it. Whatever "it" is.



Math question: Solve for "it".

Taxes x Moar = It

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 10:05 AM (NsI03)

271 Posted by: irongrampa at April 05, 2016 10:05 AM (P/8aq)

Gave you a sense of perspective about the difficulty of haying though. Perspective is something much missing in life lately.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 05, 2016 10:06 AM (GDulk)

272 @ 248 -- Oh God. You had to evoke that memory.

Worst job I had: Assessing corn fields for drought damage in summer 1980. I was in college (Jayhawks!)

Procedure was to find the corn field, measure a certain distance, then pick, shuck, and weigh every ear in four rows by that distance. Then back to the office at the end of the day to check tables that would show estimated yield.

Damned hot. Pickup lacked AC. All my assigned fields were in the southern part of the county, far from what I knew. Ground had cracks more than an inch wide.

After a week, I was told that I was being too much of a stickler. Other guys would just eyeball a field and declare it a total loss. I bent.

Only benefit (other than the money) -- I got to use aerial photos to find the fields. Now I spend time on Google Earth, just for fun. Having examined some Third World towns, I'm so glad to be in the U.S.

Posted by: Weak Geek at April 05, 2016 10:07 AM (LDRZc)

273 Math question: Solve for "it".



Taxes x Moar = It

It = Obama family vacations?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at April 05, 2016 10:07 AM (P/aDH)

274 So a private Catholic university's basketball team won the NCAA tourney?

And by beating a favored public U?

Will Zero invite them to the Rose Garden?

Posted by: the littl shyning man at April 05, 2016 10:08 AM (U6f54)

275 Basically another form of child abuse, with "magic" thrown in, then.
I was wondering if it was because they had some kind of birth defect or something, but I guess not necessarily.
Posted by: @votermom at April 05, 2016 09:55 AM (nbrY/)

==========
I believe the little boy has-- the name of which I cant remember where the urethra opens on the bottom of the penis. I read he will be having surgery to correct it soon.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 10:08 AM (iQIUe)

276 My worst job was clearing weeds from irrigation ditches. One of us drove the gas tank loaded on a truck along the side of the ditch and other walked along with what was basically a home-made flame thrower, burning out weeds. Every insect and snake in those ditches objected to the burn out, so you tended to get bit, and the damn gas tank made me nervous as hell.

I do not miss that work at all. Ever!

Posted by: MTF at April 05, 2016 10:09 AM (/m8T6)

277 http://tinyurl.com/gsc5sem

Looks good - a guide to top places to eat in the South.

Posted by: Bigby's Dimpled Baby Knuckles at April 05, 2016 10:10 AM (3ZtZW)

278 We have landed. The nose ringed she couple in front of me have consummated their love. And then one of them preceded to burp as tho she may vomit. Delightful

Posted by: ThunderB at April 05, 2016 10:10 AM (1rmXO)

279 the government had planted RR right of ways with hemp to make rope. Remnants of that still grew wild along the tracks

In Birmingham, East Toledo, the Hungarian ladies grew poppies on the railroad right-of-way, for the seeds. Hungarian pastries. The tracks on the Nabisco siding are about 8 feet from the houses. When the Government men would come to pull up the poppies, the old ladies would go out and drive them off with brooms and iron frying pans.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 05, 2016 10:10 AM (xq1UY)

280 Like. Several burps

Posted by: ThunderB at April 05, 2016 10:11 AM (1rmXO)

281 278 We have landed. The nose ringed she couple in front of me have consummated their love. And then one of them preceded to burp as tho she may vomit. Delightful
Posted by: ThunderB at April 05, 2016 10:10 AM (1rmXO)

By "consummated their love" you mean...

Posted by: joncelli, Now 50% More Bilious! at April 05, 2016 10:12 AM (mBYZv)

282 In Birmingham, East Toledo, the Hungarian ladies grew poppies on the railroad right-of-way, for the seeds. Hungarian pastries. The tracks on the Nabisco siding are about 8 feet from the houses. When the Government men would come to pull up the poppies, the old ladies would go out and drive them off with brooms and iron frying pans.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 05, 2016 10:10 AM (xq1UY)

Too cool.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 10:13 AM (4ng05)

283 @281 Hint: It makes you burp.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 05, 2016 10:13 AM (xq1UY)

284 By "consummated their love" you mean...

And they say airline seating is cramped...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at April 05, 2016 10:13 AM (9krrF)

285 RR Ditchweed!
Sing with me now won't you?
I owe a lot to that Iowa Pot..

Posted by: IP at April 05, 2016 10:13 AM (aQQbl)

286 From the Side-bar:

So, being that average sex lasts 5.4 minutes, how long does super wonderful sex last?

Posted by: Kindltot at April 05, 2016 10:15 AM (aKchR)

287 In the new times soon to come minimum wage will be a cup of "soup" and a piece of "bread".

The top-earners will get a bowl of rat ear soup and a candy bar wrapper that still smells like chocolate.

The King will get chicken, real chicken.

Posted by: eman at April 05, 2016 10:15 AM (MQEz6)

288
Yes, they do. It's not just an entry wage anymore. And if you don't take it, there's millions of people without jobs who'll jump through flaming hoops for it. It's an employer's market these days, and even moreso because they've oversaturated the labor market with immigrant labor.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 05, 2016 09:33 AM (HalrA)







I'll note that the illegal aliens filling those jobs cause all kinds of problems because they're largely illiterate and from effectively medieval cultures. So you get quality control problems by the boatloads, food contamination etc., but the effects of those problems are largely borne by the consumer, not the employer (at least until people start dying because of them).

They're cheap to pay, and work like dogs. It's not surprising that the CoC crowd prefers them over young legal workers who are taught to loudly demand inflated wages/salaries for less work. It's evil, but not surprising.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 05, 2016 10:15 AM (SHfcd)

289 So, being that average sex lasts 5.4 minutes, how long does super wonderful sex last?


5.6

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 10:16 AM (NsI03)

290 >>>So, being that average sex lasts 5.4 minutes, how long does super wonderful sex last?
Posted by: Kindltot<<<

4 hours.

Posted by: Fritz at April 05, 2016 10:16 AM (UzPAd)

291 the name of which I cant remember where the urethra opens on the bottom of the penis

****


Hypospadias

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 05, 2016 10:17 AM (NeFrd)

292 It seemed like longer than 5 minutes

Posted by: ThunderB at April 05, 2016 10:17 AM (1rmXO)

293 I'll note that the illegal aliens filling those jobs cause all kinds of problems because they're largely illiterate and from effectively medieval cultures. So you get quality control problems by the boatloads, food contamination etc., but the effects of those problems are largely borne by the consumer, not the employer (at least until people start dying because of them).



Can you say Chipotle?
I knew you could.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 10:17 AM (NsI03)

294 291 the name of which I cant remember where the urethra opens on the bottom of the penis

****


Hypospadias
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon



Aka, leaky pee pee.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 10:18 AM (NsI03)

295 Attn: Global Warmistas

Even if everything you say is true I will still use my truck.
To run you over on the way to higher ground.

Posted by: DaveA at April 05, 2016 10:18 AM (DL2i+)

296 Oooo...congressional hearings! I'll just bet Obama is scared shitless.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at April 05, 2016 10:18 AM (0IhFx)

297 Islamic State militants attacked Syrian army troops with mustard gas in an offensive against a Syrian military airport in the eastern province of Deir al-Zor that borders Iraq...

May the winds blow their weapons back upon them!

http://reut.rs/1V6QIQU

(Reuters c/o BlazingCatFur)

Coming soon to a city near you?

Mom's dad caught a whiff of mustard gas in WWI. Reportedly, he was never the same.

Posted by: mindful webworker - Google B Evil at April 05, 2016 10:18 AM (I9SqL)

298 Nose ring. Nose piercing tattoo on every surface including scalp. Four ear piercings per ear and gages.

Posted by: ThunderB at April 05, 2016 10:19 AM (1rmXO)

299 Old joke from the high inflation 70's: man calls his wife from a payphone and says 'Honey, I got the job. 100K salary', she says 'Great!', and the phone says 'Please deposit $100 for the next three minutes'.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at April 05, 2016 10:19 AM (evdj2)

300 Tattoo on left foot says "Dad" in about four inch letters.

Posted by: ThunderB at April 05, 2016 10:19 AM (1rmXO)

301 Islamic State militants attacked Syrian army troops with mustard gas in an offensive against a Syrian military airport in the eastern province of Deir al-Zor that borders Iraq...

The Syrian army had used such agents previously. The question now is, did ISIS capture these, or are they making it?

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 05, 2016 10:20 AM (326rv)

302 I should explain "Payphone" for you kids.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie! at April 05, 2016 10:20 AM (evdj2)

303
293 I'll note that the illegal aliens filling those jobs cause all kinds of problems because they're largely illiterate and from effectively medieval cultures. So you get quality control problems by the boatloads, food contamination etc., but the effects of those problems are largely borne by the consumer, not the employer (at least until people start dying because of them).



Can you say Chipotle?
I knew you could.
Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 10:17 AM (NsI03)

Reading the news is like reading an after-accident report about a chemical plant explosion.

"They did what?"

Posted by: eman at April 05, 2016 10:20 AM (MQEz6)

304 Great. Congress will investigate the Iran deal. Now, a year after voting on it.

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We have met the enemy and they are us.

- U.S. Congress

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 05, 2016 10:20 AM (Nwg0u)

305 So, being that average sex lasts 5.4 minutes, how long does super wonderful sex last?


>>>>>>>
5.6
>>>>>>>

Maybe, if you start the clock before dinner.




Posted by: Mortimer at April 05, 2016 10:21 AM (nVQ5J)

306 298 Nose ring. Nose piercing tattoo on every surface including scalp. Four ear piercings per ear and gages.
Posted by: ThunderB at April 05, 2016 10:19 AM (1rmXO) I really don't appreciate how you are describing my Mom on that flight. It's all true, but you don't have to tell everyone about it.

Posted by: DJ Jazzy Mel at April 05, 2016 10:21 AM (22uju)

307
301 Islamic State militants attacked Syrian army troops with mustard gas in an offensive against a Syrian military airport in the eastern province of Deir al-Zor that borders Iraq...

The Syrian army had used such agents previously. The question now is, did ISIS capture these, or are they making it?
Posted by: Blue Hen at April 05, 2016 10:20 AM (326rv)

See Colin Powell testimony right before the 2003 Iraq invasion.

Posted by: eman at April 05, 2016 10:22 AM (MQEz6)

308 Great. Congress will investigate the Iran deal. Now, a year after voting on it.

Every act of Kabuki Theatre must be played out.

Posted by: Mortimer at April 05, 2016 10:22 AM (nVQ5J)

309 So, being that average sex lasts 5.4 minutes, how long does super wonderful sex last?


>>>>>>>
5.6
>>>>>>>

Maybe, if you start the clock before dinner.

Posted by: Mortimer at April 05, 2016 10:21 AM (nVQ5J)

Four and a half minutes for the afterglow? Seems excessive.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 10:22 AM (4ng05)

310 IIRC, that's something Obama wants to "fix" - so
that any salaried job where it is less than the minimum wage would have
to go hourly, which would likely result in higher costs for overtime?
Something like that...
Posted by: Lizzy at April 05, 2016 09:39 AM (NOIQH)


Actually I think that is a provision under FLSA that salaried positions have to earn at least minimum wage equivalent up to a certain minimum floor. They are just exempt from overtime. Contractors are, of course, exempt from that too.

Salaried positions have to be management, "telling people" or technical "specialty thinking positions" and the USDoL has a test for these they use to determine if the position meets the requirements to be classed as salaried.


Posted by: Kindltot at April 05, 2016 10:23 AM (aKchR)

311
Q: Does quoting the Unquestionable Authorities(tm) constitute Heretical Hate Speech? One says "More Hurricanes!" and one says "Less Hurricanes!" They can't both be right, yet both are Unchallengeable Purveyors of Pure Scientific Truth and Justice.

A: Don't question my Holy Science, Hater!

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at April 05, 2016 09:59 AM (Ndje9)







Had a college course many years back where they showed a film about how the New Ice Age scientists had turned into the Global Warming scientists. There was a hilarious interview with one of the most prominent and loudest of the NIAs, where he was asked "if Global Warming is a fact, then why were you warning against a new Ice Age back in the 70s?"

*deer in the headlights look*

"Because back then, it was true."

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 05, 2016 10:23 AM (SHfcd)

312 @282 At one edge of The Neighborhood was a small "marshaling yard," good for an average of one play-on-the-tracks amputation a year when I was in school, where the old billboard boxcars would get parked for months. Suffice it to say that not a one of those iron skillets was bought in a store. The railroad was well-integrated into the local lifestyle.

They'd shunt cars in and out of the flour mill all night long during the season. An employee of mine, drunk stoned and on autopilot, drove his Beetle straight into the train at 2:30 one morning at only 20 MPH. Midships on the train, so neither the engineer nor the brakeman hooking up cars even saw it. Train dragged car and driver all the way across the four side streets to the plant gates before somebody saw it. VW totaled; driver so relaxed he was unhurt, except 20 stitches in his face -- he'd laugh as he showed them, a discreet inch behind his hairline so they didn't even show. Haven't seen him in a while. I expect time and the way of hairlines have not been kind to that scar.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 05, 2016 10:23 AM (xq1UY)

313 Four ear piercings per ear and gages.


*****


Gauges? You mean like an altimeter? Fuel gauge? Speedometer? 'Cause some of those could be useful.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 05, 2016 10:24 AM (NeFrd)

314 You stuck your morals in my economic system...!

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You can't legislate morality unless it's liberal morality then it's damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 05, 2016 10:24 AM (Nwg0u)

315 289 So, being that average sex lasts 5.4 minutes, how long does super wonderful sex last?

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

Hmmm. So the article stated the range was from 33 seconds to 44 minutes.

Bit of a coincidence but I have achieved both the top end and bottom end of that range.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at April 05, 2016 10:24 AM (LXJ1e)

316 Sometimes obnoxious liberal skewers more obnoxious liberals.

bit.ly/1q3kPf2

Or: tiny houses are for suckers.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 10:24 AM (xuouz)

317 "Great. Congress will investigate the Iran deal. Now, a year after voting on it."

Fuckin' A, man! The Republic is saved!

Posted by: I'm Not a Retard and I Don't Play One On TV at April 05, 2016 10:24 AM (eHpnh)

318 Four and a half minutes for the afterglow? Seems excessive.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean


Yeah, you also have to adjust for the 'chicken or steak' , 'baked potato or fries' factor.

Posted by: Mortimer at April 05, 2016 10:25 AM (nVQ5J)

319 I should explain "Payphone" for you kids.


Here's a dime. Call someone who cares. (j/k)

Explain the "exchanges". Back when the first two numbers were letters. I.e., VE2-6211 (VErnon 2-6211) My first ever telephone number.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 10:25 AM (NsI03)

320 Honey Maid graham crackers commercial lets you know you have nothing to fear from Islam, because s'mores, or something. We're all the same here, see? FGM and honor killings and other atrocities notwithstanding.

https://youtu.be/iFumJXP6s1w

h/t Bare Naked Islam
http://bit.ly/1S7Mmm3

Posted by: mindful webworker - all cultures b = amirite? at April 05, 2016 10:26 AM (I9SqL)

321
Can you say Chipotle?
I knew you could.
Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 10:17 AM (NsI03)







Exactly what I was thinking.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 05, 2016 10:26 AM (SHfcd)

322 If you figure in all the time, money, and effort involved in the pre-sex actions such as dinner, movie, shower, clean clothes, etc., that 5.4 minutes was way more expensive than some nice hand puppets and intertube pron.

Posted by: eman at April 05, 2016 10:26 AM (MQEz6)

323 So, being that average sex lasts 5.4 minutes, how long does super wonderful sex last?

About 3.50

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 10:26 AM (xuouz)

324 298 Nose ring. Nose piercing tattoo on every surface including scalp. Four ear piercings per ear and gages.
Posted by: ThunderB at April 05, 2016 10:19 AM (1rmXO)

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

The average American in twenty years.

Posted by: Make America Great Again at April 05, 2016 10:26 AM (LXJ1e)

325 Yeah, you also have to adjust for the 'chicken or steak' , 'baked potato or fries' factor.
Posted by: Mortimer at April 05, 2016 10:25 AM (nVQ5J)

Lolol.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at April 05, 2016 10:26 AM (4ng05)

326 Some on the ground photos documenting VagISIL's, JV Team, destruction of historical monuments in Syria.

http://www.ufunk.net/en/photos/syrie-avant-apres/

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 05, 2016 10:27 AM (K2aKX)

327 ThunderB that must have been some flight

Posted by: @votermom at April 05, 2016 10:27 AM (nbrY/)

328 Great. Congress will investigate the Iran deal. Now, a year after voting on it.

Every act of Kabuki Theatre must be played out.
Posted by: Mortimer

We have absolutely no idea what any peasant sees in that vulgar man.

Posted by: Our Betters at April 05, 2016 10:27 AM (326rv)

329
Explain the "exchanges". Back when the first two numbers were letters. I.e., VE2-6211 (VErnon 2-6211) My first ever telephone number.


Vic's first telephone number was "1."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 05, 2016 10:27 AM (X6fMO)

330 Posted by: Kindltot at April 05, 2016 10:15 AM (aKchR)

What's the definition of eternity?

The time between when you cum and she leaves.

Posted by: Typical disgusting Moron at April 05, 2016 10:27 AM (Zu3d9)

331 The story of the little boy was very touching. I support a child in a Chinese orphanage. It doesn't cost very much to make a difference in someone's life working together with other caring individuals.

Posted by: ALH at April 05, 2016 10:28 AM (uLuPn)

332 Gap Kids Ad Deemed Racist For Having Short White Girl Lean On Taller Black Girl




Dammit dammit dammit dammit

Plague or WWIII please. Give these shits something real to worry about.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 05, 2016 10:29 AM (mEZce)

333 Can you say Chipotle?

====

Chih-POHT-ull

Posted by: Bigby's Dimpled Baby Knuckles at April 05, 2016 10:29 AM (3ZtZW)

334
Quick question,, does anyone know how I can clean underneath this body cast? I'm starting to smell like Hillarys depends....

Posted by: Michelle Fields at April 05, 2016 10:30 AM (HSmrB)

335 Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 10:17 AM (NsI03)

I disagree.

Chipotle's problems are structural, not employee driven.

McDonalds uses the same kind of workers, and nobody ever gets sick there. The process is idiot-proof.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 05, 2016 10:30 AM (Zu3d9)

336 Global warming is why I was happy when kid the elder decided not to apply to Penn State. When we visited tgey kept bragging about how one of their professors was a world expert on it or something.

Posted by: @votermom at April 05, 2016 10:30 AM (nbrY/)

337 If you figure in all the time, money, and effort involved in the pre-sex actions such as dinner, movie, shower, clean clothes, etc., that 5.4 minutes was way more expensive than some nice hand puppets and intertube pron.
Posted by: eman at April 05, 2016 10:26 AM (MQEz6)

Counterpoint: sex, while hardly a burden, is something you do in order to create an amicably intimate environment that is conducive to beejers.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 10:30 AM (xuouz)

338 Train/backhoe collision.

Back in the small town where I lived and worked there was a freight spur that brought in railcars to the local businesses. The track was in such bad shape there was a fifteen mph speed limit for trains. You could drive up to the crossing, stop, and see the train down the track, and wait there ten minutes or more before crossing the track.

Meanwhile, over at my cousin's, there was an Amtrak crossing. I drove up to the crossing, stopped, looked, and saw the train way down there, and started crossing the track which was soooo rough you had to go real slow. Amtrak was doing a hunert and twenty, at least. Missed us by 'that much'. My cousin never rode with me again. The train was on his side.

Then there was the time out on the west coast, I forget where, but it was an industrial section at 3am, and I had to stop for a red light. I was the only vehicle in sight. There were three (or more) railroad tracks intersecting under that red light, and I hear the horn from a train, that I can't see, and I'm sitting on one of the tracks. I ran the effing red light to get off those effing tracks and still have no idea where that train was.

Then there was the time out in Orange County where I had to get backed into a loading dock, and the only way to get the trailer where I needed it was to pull out onto the railroad tracks, in a nearly new truck with an automatic transmission. I'm sitting on the tracks, praying that one of those 100mph commuter trains doesn't come through there because I can't get the effing automatic transmission to go into an effing gear. (There is a periodic adjustment to the clutch brake that required regular adjustment.)

And then there was the time in Arizona, coming down a long grade at the bottom of which was a rail crossing. Coming from the other direction was a tanker who stopped. 'He has to stop', I said. I kept going and only then saw the crossing lights were activated. That's when I heard the train horn from about fifty feet away. Apparently it wasn't moving very fast.

And then there was the time in Ohio where the crossing lights apparently malfunction in the on position; no train anywhere. What do you do? Drive on through?

Posted by: Randolph Bismuth at April 05, 2016 10:30 AM (Mgw0v)

339 Islamic State militants attacked Syrian army troops with mustard gas

-
Red lines! Red lines being crossed!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 05, 2016 10:30 AM (Nwg0u)

340 Chih-POHT-ull
Posted by: Bigby's Dimpled Baby Knuckles

That's it!

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 10:30 AM (xuouz)

341
337 If you figure in all the time, money, and effort involved in the pre-sex actions such as dinner, movie, shower, clean clothes, etc., that 5.4 minutes was way more expensive than some nice hand puppets and intertube pron.
Posted by: eman at April 05, 2016 10:26 AM (MQEz6)

Counterpoint: sex, while hardly a burden, is something you do in order to create an amicably intimate environment that is conducive to beejers.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 10:30 AM (xuouz)

Counter-counterpoint: marriage.

Posted by: eman at April 05, 2016 10:32 AM (MQEz6)

342 301 Islamic State militants attacked Syrian army troops with mustard gas in an offensive against a Syrian military airport in the eastern province of Deir al-Zor that borders Iraq...

The Syrian army had used such agents previously. The question now is, did ISIS capture these, or are they making it?
Posted by: Blue Hen at April 05, 2016 10:20 AM (326rv)

Never believed Syria had used chemical weapons. No upside. Always thought it was a false flag operation by Assad enemies to get the international community to get directly involved in overthrowing Assad. This ISIS attack just confirms it for me.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 05, 2016 10:33 AM (KEA7I)

343 I always say chee-poht-lee

I'm so uncouth-lee

Posted by: @votermom at April 05, 2016 10:33 AM (nbrY/)

344 Attn: Global Warmistas

Even if everything you say is true I will still use my truck.
To run you over on the way to higher ground.
Posted by: DaveA at April 05, 2016 10:18 AM (DL2i+)


I was on a date with a lady this week who mentioned that she thought everyone who was so worried about global warming should take their clothes off and walk everywhere from now on, and so both contribute to solving the cause and dealing with the consequences.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 05, 2016 10:33 AM (aKchR)

345 I'm so uncouth-lee
Posted by: @votermom at April 05, 2016 10:33 AM (nbrY/)

Uncouth-ull*

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 10:34 AM (xuouz)

346 >>Counterpoint: sex, while hardly a burden, is something you do in order
to create an amicably intimate environment that is conducive to beejers.

That reminds me, watched "Trainwreck" last night (well the 1st half, then fell asleep)and, OMG, if Amy Schumer is representative of young women today the species is doomed. No amount of sex would make spending time with someone like her worth it.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 05, 2016 10:34 AM (NOIQH)

347 Counter-counterpoint: marriage.
Posted by: eman at April 05, 2016 10:32 AM (MQEz6)

Hah hah! When I am married my wife will be so devoted to me we will have a permanently fulfilling sexual relationship! Because I'm different than everyone else!

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 10:35 AM (xuouz)

348 Takes more than five minutes to gather up the whips and handcuffs and to put on the Nazi uniform.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 05, 2016 10:35 AM (KEA7I)

349 Art thread up.

Posted by: HH at April 05, 2016 10:35 AM (DrCtv)

350 Love and marriage
Go together like a hearse and carriage...

(HORSE and carriage, horse and carriage!)

Um, yes dear, "whores" and carriage...

Posted by: @votermom at April 05, 2016 10:35 AM (nbrY/)

351 301 Islamic State militants attacked Syrian army troops with mustard gas in an offensive against a Syrian military airport in the eastern province of Deir al-Zor that borders Iraq...

The Syrian army had used such agents previously. The question now is, did ISIS capture these, or are they making it?
Posted by: Blue Hen at April 05, 2016 10:20 AM (326rv)

Never believed Syria had used chemical weapons. No upside. Always thought it was a false flag operation by Assad enemies to get the international community to get directly involved in overthrowing Assad. This ISIS attack just confirms it for me.
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck

That's plausible.

However, in a civil war, especially after obama showed how much of a fackless jerk he was, boy Assad had an upside to pull out weapons when he was losing. His army was melting away, and Russia hadn't fully weighed in yet. He's still mild compared to his father.

Posted by: Our Betters at April 05, 2016 10:36 AM (326rv)

352 Meanwhile Randy Bismuth is contributing posts which approach the status of literature. Thanks for posting Randolph.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 05, 2016 10:36 AM (xuouz)

353 Posted by: Lizzy at April 05, 2016 10:34 AM (NOIQH)

I thought the same thing. Sad, not funny movie.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 05, 2016 10:36 AM (KEA7I)

354
348 Takes more than five minutes to gather up the whips and handcuffs and to put on the Nazi uniform.
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 05, 2016 10:35 AM (KEA7I)

Remember to write the safeword everywhere.

Posted by: eman at April 05, 2016 10:36 AM (MQEz6)

355 And then there was the time in Ohio where the crossing lights apparently malfunction in the on position; no train anywhere. What do you do? Drive on through?



Yes. Happens quite frequently at a crossing I pass.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 10:37 AM (NsI03)

356 My dad and uncle got into the roofing business when a hail storm went through the neighboring town. My uncle hired his two jr high/high school aged daughters and my dad hired me, my 3 sisters and younger brother.

I think we did that for 6 years, at least I did it for that long before I could go to college and never work that hard again. People used to drive past our houses to look at the "all girl roofing crew".

When we didn't have a roofing job, I spent the rest of the time on the tractor discing. Cab, but no air conditioner and the windows didn't open that wide. It was hot. But it was better than roofing.

When I went in for volleyball practice that fall as a senior, one of the sophomores asked me in all sincerity "Are you an American Gladiator?" She wasn't that bright, but still...

All 6 of us have at least 4 year degrees, and 3, going on 4 of us, have Master's degrees. It is safe to say we don't ever want to have to roof again.

Posted by: mullingthingsover at April 05, 2016 10:40 AM (NrMU9)

357 Geez, I'm lookin' at the sidebar and see a couple of things pushing the Michelle Fields crap.

Let's try a new way to look at it.

If a MAN - even a member of the hallowed press - was pulled back away from a presidential candidate surrounded by secret service agents - and then COMPLAINED about it, practically ANYBODY would call such a guy a slang term that starts with "p".

If he were to actually seek out a cop to file a complaint to, one has to wonder how long he would have to harass the the authorities, even to be taken seriously. Here, the VERSITILITY of profanity comes in handy, where simply describing such a person as "an asshole" just wouldn't seem to cut it, and creative terms that just get better the more syllables you add can provide a side element of entertainment to attempts at accurate expression.

Such terms would NOT just be used by the general public hearing about it, BTW. Perhaps the MOST colorful and inspired terminology would surface among the judges, and jurors being asked to move this thing forward, all of whom have REAL things to worry about without being disrespected by having their time wasted with such trivia.

But Michelle Fields is not a MAN, just a delicate flower and a special snowflake who is clearly not cut out for that kind of detail (BTW, any man would be wise to think twice before even staying in the same room with her). The term for such an individual who COMPLAINS about that situation might be similar to "princess".

As to going to the level of taking it to the authorities, there's no reason why anybody should hold back on her, any more than they should with my hypothetical man. I'd start the "bidding" with a two-word combo that starts with "crazy" (you know the one).

This would obvious to any normal person who is not consumed with Trump-phobia, or easily shepherded along by the media, BTW. I don't why people keep embarrassing themselves with that crap.

Posted by: Optimizer at April 05, 2016 10:42 AM (/q6+P)

358
Explain the "exchanges". Back when the first two
numbers were letters. I.e., VE2-6211 (VErnon 2-6211) My first ever
telephone number.
Posted by: rickb223 at April 05, 2016 10:25 AM (NsI03)


Mom ran a plug-board exchange after the war. The small towns kept the operator systems for as long as they could when automatic dialing came about because that way the phone company was paying for keeping someone on night duty to alert the fire and police if there was an emergency.
The operators would have a cot to doss on.

She said that besides learning the exchanges and operating the equipment, she also had to learn that if a little girl called from this number asking for "Gramma" you connected her to that number for Mrs. So-and-so, and various other things.
There was a reason Mayberry meant so much to so many people, a lot of folk lived that life.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 05, 2016 10:43 AM (aKchR)

359 Worst job I had:

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Picking peaches. In addition to the heat, balancing on ladders, etc., peach fuzz gets all over you and itches to beat the band.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 05, 2016 10:43 AM (Nwg0u)

360 Rape kits for goats?

Posted by: ISIS CSI at April 05, 2016 10:46 AM (YqcVw)

361 That goat lies!

Posted by: Achmed at April 05, 2016 10:48 AM (YqcVw)

362 I was around before Global Warming/morph/Climate Change was invented.

But not before Paganism. Or Totalitarian Statism.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at April 05, 2016 10:49 AM (Ndje9)

363 "We want fiscal sanity, and a freer market!"

//GOP Voters

Yeah no fuck you Democrat Voter needs to get what they want!"

//GOPe Politician

So vote Trump, the guy who criticized Walker for cutting spending instead of raising taxes, vows to ignore SS/Medicare, and promises a trade wars.

Posted by: Baron Von Ottomatic at April 05, 2016 10:51 AM (PSbiJ)

364 That tiny house article was funny. Yeah, it might be fun to live in a shoebox (well, not for me, I get claustrophobia just looking at tiny house pictures) until your bowels or your spouse's bowels or your children's bowels have a strong negative reaction to the chili cheese dogs consumed at lunch.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 05, 2016 10:51 AM (u0lmX)

365 Dammit don't want this thread to end. There's something about farming stories, and I could easily spend the morning swapping railroad crossing yarns with Bismuth there. But don't get me started on roofers. I only knew one good one, and he up and died on me, that's how unreliable they are.

Someday in the future, archie -0-logists will be bemused by how we accepted the weird system of keeping rain off our heads (except Jim of the New Dawn, who's already been heavily bemused). Of course, the rain having leaked into our data storage devices for decades, there's a good chance they'll never even know.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 05, 2016 10:51 AM (xq1UY)

366 Donna, seen "He Shed, She Shed"? I think that's the future of bath-rooming for the Tiny House set. Forward into the past!

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 05, 2016 10:53 AM (xq1UY)

367 Online trolls have targeted the family of a nine-year-old girl who was kicked by a horse and killed while taking part in a hunt.

Bonnie Armitage, 9, fell from her Shetland pony Lindsay after she was struck in chest on Saturday in the freak accident.

Bonnie, who was a pupil at St Hughs preparatory school in Faringdon, Oxon. where her father Nick Armitage, 40, is deputy head, sustained fatal injuries and died in hospital.

Yesterday, her parents Nick and Polly paid tribute to their beautiful little gir" and said no-one was to blame for their daughter's death.

But dozens of anti-hunt supporters have seized on the tragedy to post heartless online messages.

Some have criticised Bonnies parents for allowing her to ride with the Cotswold Hunt and said her death on Saturday was karma for their bloodlust.

http://goo.gl/nDobCI

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 10:53 AM (iQIUe)

368 If $15 an hour is great for the economy, then $30 an hour is twice as good? We'll improve the economy twice as fast.

Hell, make it $90 an hour? Right?

Not like the cost of pay needs to be related to productivity.

By the way, WTF is "a living wage" anyway?

Go ahead. Take the word of Mario Cuomo's kid and that mumbling derelict from Vermont over mine. What do I know, other than the concepts that lead to the Scottish Enlightenment.

Jesus God. Thank God I'm dead.

Posted by: Zombie Adam Smith at April 05, 2016 10:54 AM (YqcVw)

369 There was a reason Mayberry meant so much to so many people, a lot of folk lived that life.


Posted by: Kindltot at April 05, 2016 10:43 AM (aKchR)

I don't remember party lines, but my older siblings do. That's one thing they don't miss one bit.

I myself do not remember extension phones with any fondness because my mother was a nosy parker and liked to eavesdrop on my conversations with boys when I was in HS. I would go in the den for privacy, yell at my mom to hang up the kitchen phone, hear the click - and then hear another click 10 seconds later.

"Mom, can't I have a private conversation? Please get off the phone!"

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 05, 2016 10:55 AM (u0lmX)

370
Everything is so expensive these days. The working poor are taking the brunt of it.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 05, 2016 10:56 AM (iQIUe)

371 @369 "...I don't remember party lines, but my older siblings do. That's one thing they don't miss one bit."


That was before I used the phone much, and mostly effected my siblings, but I DO remember picking up the phone once or twice and there were some strangers yakking away.

Posted by: Optimizer at April 05, 2016 11:16 AM (/q6+P)

372 "a two-year-old boy who had been abandoned on the streets after he was accused of being a witch"

All cultures are equal, all cultures are equal...

Posted by: PJ at April 05, 2016 11:37 AM (cHuNI)

373 Ace,

A few questions I would appreciate you answering in a post:

1. If Ted Cruz is anti-establishment, why was he just last year coauthoring op-eds with Paul Ryan, the epitome of the establishment? Also, he favored fast-tracking TPP, which means he wanted Congress to fork over authority to a witless president.

2. If Donald Trump is in all ways less conservative than Ted Cruz, why has Ted Cruz had to move to the right on illegal immigration to align more with Donald Trump's position? Why did he have to do the same regarding H1-B visas? I'm referring to Trump's original policy paper written by Sen. Sessions, not his waffling on the issue since.

3. Heidi Cruz works for Goldman Sachs, who received a $10 billion bailout from the government. It has since offshored many jobs. Heidi is said to have a tremendous influence on Ted, more than most candidates' spouses (with the obvious exception of Hillary). What should we make of this?

I'm asking you to address these because they are pretty significant issues for our movement, and Cruz's past actions need to be explained. I know you once owned up on Cruz's position on H1-B's, but I think a coherent defense of Cruz's actions is in order. I'm not writing this in an argumentative way; I genuinely would like to see you address this.

For the record, I would be happy with Trump or Cruz, but happier with Trump. You have clearly outlined Trump's liabilities; outlining Cruz's would be good service to conservatives.

Many Thanks,

Penn School Teacher

Posted by: Penn School Teacher at April 05, 2016 12:23 PM (Q9DOO)

374 Are we now artless?

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 05, 2016 12:49 PM (326rv)

375 Hmph, it's a good thing the cost of living doesn't rise to match the money we multi millionaires and billionaires make. Imagine paying hundreds of thousands for things like bread, milk and coffee.

We'd have to lay off the wage slaves instead of cutting our obscene pay packets.

And THAT, instead of the minimum wage rise, is what doesn't make economic sense.

Posted by: John Smith at April 05, 2016 02:36 PM (wOv+L)

376 The proper serving temperature for gruel is when it is cool enough that you can hold your thumb in it for 10 seconds.

This is a good gruel of thumb to go by.

---------------
Why? Why?
Nobody asked for this!
Yet you did it anyway!

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at April 05, 2016 03:35 PM (3Mimg)

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