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Manet.jpg

The Monet Family in Their Garden at Argenteuil
Edouard Manet

Posted by: Open Blogger at 10:45 AM




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1 Hmmm.

Posted by: HH at April 07, 2016 10:44 AM (DrCtv)

2 Manet needed corrective lenses.

Posted by: huerfano at April 07, 2016 10:44 AM (NSb9d)

3 At least it has trees...

Posted by: HH at April 07, 2016 10:45 AM (DrCtv)

4 kid looks wasted

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at April 07, 2016 10:45 AM (KUaJL)

5 Art!



Vandelay!

Posted by: Sphynx at April 07, 2016 10:46 AM (OZmbA)

6 Dress is cut rather high?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 07, 2016 10:47 AM (V/InG)

7 4 kid looks wasted
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at April 07, 2016 10:45 AM (KUaJL)


Kid's actually dead. This is one of those Victorian post-mortem paintings we were discussing yesterday.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 10:47 AM (jfBVm)

8 So...chickens?
Can we assume that's not her hubby, but the help while she and the kid are having a country walk/rest?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 07, 2016 10:47 AM (NOIQH)

9 "Monet" or "Manet"...?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 07, 2016 10:47 AM (LA7Cm)

10 Not to go too OT, but anyone surprised by the Fiat/Chrysler layoffs?

Guess inviting Fiat to buy Chrysler wasn't the "saving Detroit" move we were all led to believe, huh?

Heh.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at April 07, 2016 10:48 AM (C9pBZ)

11 "Art!



Vandelay!"


Is he an importer or an exporter?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 07, 2016 10:48 AM (LA7Cm)

12 HEY! There's a dude sneaking up on you out of the bushes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Weasel at April 07, 2016 10:48 AM (6xtq3)

13 The Monet Family in Their Garden at Argenteuil
Edouard Manet


You say "Monet", I say "Manet", let's call the whole thing off.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 10:48 AM (jfBVm)

14 Well, we know she puts out. Or did.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 07, 2016 10:48 AM (SvnHQ)

15 kid looks wasted



Laudanum.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 07, 2016 10:49 AM (SvnHQ)

16 Who brought the chicken?

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 07, 2016 10:50 AM (iONHu)

17 Honey, I'll just plop down in this chicken poop while you go over there and set down the watering can and pick me some blurry flowers.


But, seriously, it's nice. Evokes serenity.

Posted by: Sphynx at April 07, 2016 10:50 AM (OZmbA)

18 Who brought the chicken dinner?


FIFY

Posted by: rickb223 at April 07, 2016 10:51 AM (SvnHQ)

19 "Picnic in Grove With Inflatable Son."

Posted by: General Zod at April 07, 2016 10:51 AM (Bdeb0)

20 There is more than one sniper.

Posted by: fly gal at April 07, 2016 10:51 AM (8TdcF)

21 kid looks wasted

-
Picture was taken in Boulder.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 07, 2016 10:51 AM (Nwg0u)

22 Claude Jr. sleeping off Dad's absinthe.

Posted by: kraken at April 07, 2016 10:52 AM (sdxPm)

23 Laudanum.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 07, 2016 10:49 AM (SvnHQ)

Jug o wine for breakfast....hey, it's France.

Posted by: BignJames at April 07, 2016 10:52 AM (HtUkt)

24 She's risking a beating without the hijab. What a skank.

Posted by: FDR's TV at April 07, 2016 10:52 AM (MymSW)

25 14 Well, we know she puts out. Or did.
Posted by: rickb223 at April 07, 2016 10:48 AM (SvnHQ)

Once. Now her child support payments, WIC, SNAP and EBT are assured, so now she only bangs the poolboy.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 07, 2016 10:52 AM (0mRoj)

26 That painter is nearsighted!

Posted by: Jerry Seinfeld's Dad at April 07, 2016 10:53 AM (ZsN9X)

27 "Is he an importer or an exporter?"

He's an importer/exporter.

Posted by: Serenity Now! at April 07, 2016 10:53 AM (BDZWU)

28 21 kid looks wasted

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Picture was taken in Boulder.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 07, 2016 10:51 AM (Nwg0u)

I've never smoked weed. Maybe I should start...

Posted by: Insomniac at April 07, 2016 10:53 AM (0mRoj)

29 More than a dozen pro-Palestinian protesters at San Francisco State University interrupted a speech by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat Wednesday, shouting long live the Intifada! and the from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!

Holding Palestinian flags while some wore keffiyeh headscarves, the protesters called for Barkat to be kicked off the campus.

However, even as they tried to drown out his words, Barkat descended from the podium and sat in the audience where he answered questions.


Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 07, 2016 10:53 AM (V/InG)

30 The chicken nervously looks over its shoulder at the Frenchman approaching in a crouch.....

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 07, 2016 10:53 AM (Qvgg/)

31 Is he an importer or an exporter?

-
Marine biologist.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 07, 2016 10:53 AM (Nwg0u)

32 "Is he an importer or an exporter?"



He's an importer/exporter.

Posted by: Serenity Now! at April 07, 2016 10:53 AM (BDZWU)
That anything like a tranny?

Posted by: BignJames at April 07, 2016 10:54 AM (HtUkt)

33 Art's an architect.

Posted by: FDR's TV at April 07, 2016 10:54 AM (MymSW)

34 "Spreading the chigger repellant before croquet".

Posted by: kraken at April 07, 2016 10:54 AM (sdxPm)

35 The Muse family raised chickens for a couple of years. Here is what I learned about them:

1. They're extremely destructive. They will eat *any* vegetation they can wrap their beaks around. The fenced-off area where we had their house looked like the surface of the moon.

2. Everybody told us how wonderful their eggs would be, but I swear they didn't taste much different than store-bought.

3. They were more trouble than they were worth We eventually gave them away to a farm family from our church.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 10:54 AM (jfBVm)

36 I'm melllltingggg!!!!!

Posted by: Little Kid in the Picture at April 07, 2016 10:55 AM (bzd8I)

37 34 "Spreading the chigger repellant before croquet".
Posted by: kraken at April 07, 2016 10:54 AM (sdxPm)


That sounds racist.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 07, 2016 10:55 AM (0mRoj)

38
Where they're sitting is now a No-go Zone.

Posted by: iforgot at April 07, 2016 10:55 AM (pC96u)

39 Maybe this will distract the Horde though NGU just might now be wondering where his cover went.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zn2v946

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 07, 2016 10:56 AM (qjrXu)

40 "Waiting for Van Gogh".

Posted by: kraken at April 07, 2016 10:56 AM (sdxPm)

41 "Guess inviting Fiat to buy Chrysler wasn't the "saving Detroit" move we were all led to believe, huh? "


I hadn't heard about this but reading just now it appears the cause is crashing sales of the 200/Dart that are built at that plant.

Seems odd that'd they'd suddenly become really bad sellers but down 60% from last year. I thought they were good looking cars.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 07, 2016 10:56 AM (LA7Cm)

42 Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 07, 2016 10:53 AM (V/InG)

I agree.....Israel should be from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea.

The Arabs can have the rest of the Middle East.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 07, 2016 10:56 AM (Zu3d9)

43 I have no desire to raise chickens. However I have a desire for friends of mine, whom I do not live within earshot of me, to raise chickens and sell eggs to me at 1/2 the price versus a grocery store.

Posted by: FDR's TV at April 07, 2016 10:57 AM (MymSW)

44 Here you go. From the WSJ;

>>More than 40% of Student Borrowers Aren't Making Payments<<

>>New figure raises worries that millions of them may never repay more than $200 billion owed<<

http://tinyurl.com/jr7h3rp

That's because people like that clown who called a Catholic Priest a KKK member with a whip, are having us pay for them to be lazy, dumb asses who need safe space.

On the taxpayer Dime apparently.

Posted by: Marcus T at April 07, 2016 10:57 AM (O0lVq)

45 The photo is a link to a larger version, in which the kid looks vaguely like the kid from 2 1/2 men.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 07, 2016 10:57 AM (Zu3d9)

46 Maybe this will distract the Horde though NGU just might now be wondering where his cover went.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zn2v946
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 07, 2016 10:56 AM (qjrXu)

Nice...One of my fellow Officers is a former Miss "State" ....I always like being with her

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 07, 2016 10:58 AM (V/InG)

47 What is fascinating about impressionist art is that it looks good from a distance, but when you get up close it looks like crap.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 07, 2016 10:58 AM (Qvgg/)

48 Huh. Did stoaty weasel infiltrate The Federalist?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at April 07, 2016 10:58 AM (9krrF)

49 The chicken nervously looks over its shoulder at the Frenchman approaching in a crouch.....


Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 07, 2016 10:53 AM


*wipes coffee off monitor*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 07, 2016 10:58 AM (bzd8I)

50 Backyard chickens sidebar, garden in the picture.

or going Venezuela.


Knowing what I know now, if I were much younger, I would have backyard chickens. Maybe a goat or two. Maybe a pig. Probably a garden.

But alas, too soon old, too late smart. And the winters are long, cold and dark. Too late for me. Don't make the same mistakes I made.

Posted by: Randolph Bismuth at April 07, 2016 10:59 AM (4dD8I)

51 Posted by: Marcus T at April 07, 2016 10:57 AM (O0lVq)

Let the colleges back the loans.

Posted by: Golfman at April 07, 2016 10:59 AM (jIgQw)

52 >>47 What is fascinating about impressionist art is that it looks good from a distance, but when you get up close it looks like crap.
Posted by: Vashta Nerada



That's what SHE said about me.

Posted by: Sphynx at April 07, 2016 10:59 AM (OZmbA)

53 So. Anyone think that if Monet painted nekkid ladies, it would look like a bootleg version of the Playboy channel from the 80's?

Posted by: Vanceone at April 07, 2016 11:00 AM (LEXXI)

54 Hats are hot, I wish girls today wore bippity boppity fascinators and the like.

But then I am a foppish Wildean gilded age ne'er do well at heart, plucked out of time and deposited here in your wretched century by a caprice of fate and a particularly unsuccessful Tesla experiment, but mostly the Tesla experiment.

Posted by: Phone of kari at April 07, 2016 11:00 AM (1XIhg)

55 Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 07, 2016 10:58 AM (Qvgg/

Funny that. Cataracts must have been rampant back then. Well, that and drugs and alcohol.

Posted by: kraken at April 07, 2016 11:00 AM (sdxPm)

56 Knowing what I know now, if I were much younger, I would have backyard chickens. Maybe a goat or two. Maybe a pig. Probably a garden.



Knowing what I know now, if I were much younger, I would have a cathouse.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 07, 2016 11:00 AM (SvnHQ)

57 >>>>New figure raises worries that millions of them may never repay more than $200 billion owed<<


Kinda funny that at the same time Dems are eyeing the rather large endowments of many private universities.


Lookout, the ridiculously expensive yet useless degrees funded by taxpayers cam may finally be up. (Yeah, I know, the Dems will likely just skip the whole loan part and make this a new entitlement, letting universities continue to escape responsibility for their part in this mess).

Posted by: Lizzy at April 07, 2016 11:01 AM (NOIQH)

58 Does anyone know if Presdent Obama is going to campaign for our grate Senator from Vermont? Senator Sanders will do or the county what he has done for Vermont. We love him as much as we love Presdent Obama and everything he has done to help our City and State.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at April 07, 2016 11:01 AM (KRuzk)

59 Did stoaty weasel infiltrate The Federalist?




Behold the power of the Ace of Spades HQ blog. Somebody picked up sweasel.com chicken stories.

and the lurking professional journalists who lurk here found a story idea.

Posted by: Randolph Bismuth at April 07, 2016 11:01 AM (4dD8I)

60 Monet, Monet!
Ride Your Pony, Ride Your Pony!
Monet, Monet!

Posted by: Cultured Billy Idol at April 07, 2016 11:01 AM (NjiZL)

61 Knowing what I know now, I would have just lived with the first wife.

Posted by: kraken at April 07, 2016 11:01 AM (sdxPm)

62 "According to an article in the Washington Post, "White resentment is fueling opposition to gun control, researchers say", in other words, gun ownership is just more of your white privilege. According to the article these two pointy-headed brainiacs, Alexandra Filindra and Noah J. Kaplan, determined that 1000 white people are more likely to oppose gun control after they looked at pictures of black people. Yeah, you read that correctly."

---

o_O

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 07, 2016 11:01 AM (rlfds)

63 http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=65135

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 07, 2016 11:02 AM (rlfds)

64 The Monet's kid looks like he intends to catch forty winks, lying there after what must have been an exhausting pose session.

Posted by: MTF at April 07, 2016 11:02 AM (/m8T6)

65
That chicken lives in a safe little world where sex happens only when the rooster shows up. Little does it know how its descendants will live.

Posted by: iforgot at April 07, 2016 11:02 AM (pC96u)

66 Monet, Monet!
Ride Your Pony, Ride Your Pony!
Monet, Monet!



Oh Count de Money! Count de Money!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 07, 2016 11:03 AM (SvnHQ)

67 So the social justice wankers at Paypal says "screw you" to SC because they're not allowing tranny-approved restrooms?

And yet, Paypal continues to do business with countries like Iran and Saudi Arabia who throw homosexuals off of buildings.

We need to take a page from Alinsky and force the crybullies to live by their own standards. But we won't. We never will. This is why we keep losing to these idiots.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 11:03 AM (jfBVm)

68 If I knew then what I know now...eh, it's too depressing to think about.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 07, 2016 11:03 AM (0mRoj)

69 " The Muse family raised chickens for a couple of years. "


We never raised chickens but my mom did keep some guineas for a while. Useless bird.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 07, 2016 11:03 AM (LA7Cm)

70 The Muse family raised chickens

-
We had a pet chicken when I was a kid. He eventually became so mean we had to get rid of him. One time a four or five year old kid fell when backing away. He was lying on his back holding his ice cream cone as high as he could while the chicken was on his chest pecking him.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 07, 2016 11:03 AM (Nwg0u)

71 That chicken is pre-Parmesan.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 07, 2016 11:04 AM (kTF2Z)

72 64 The Monet's kid looks like he intends to catch forty winks, lying there after what must have been an exhausting pose session.

Posted by: MTF at April 07, 2016 11:02 AM (/m8T6)


Naw, it's just the absinthe.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 11:04 AM (jfBVm)

73 If time travel will ever be possible I saw myself lurking in the bushes with a sign saying 'no! you fool' while I proposed to my first wife.

Posted by: Sphynx at April 07, 2016 11:04 AM (OZmbA)

74 Love NY or hate it, this is funny. Hillary recently became aware of "subways", which "working people" use to go to their jobs, thereby paying the tribute money she demands of them. She decided to show voters she is one of the people too, so she rehearsed and rehearsed, then visited the subway. Take it away, Hillary...

http://tinyurl.com/gqzqlms

Posted by: MTF at April 07, 2016 11:04 AM (/m8T6)

75 We had a pet chicken when I was a kid. He eventually became so mean we had to get rid of him. One time a four or five year old kid fell when backing away. He was lying on his back holding his ice cream cone as high as he could while the chicken was on his chest pecking him.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 07, 2016 11:03 AM (Nwg0u)

----

So...

Did he taste good?

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 07, 2016 11:05 AM (rlfds)

76 That anything like a tranny?
Posted by: BignJames at April 07, 2016 10:54 AM (HtUkt)

Can't say. But I think he's also an architect. Did you happen to see the new addition to the Guggenheim? He did that. I don't think it took very long either.

Posted by: Serenity Now! at April 07, 2016 11:05 AM (BDZWU)

77 Based on the comments from Paypal, it seems clear that they endorse child molestation.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 07, 2016 11:05 AM (Qvgg/)

78 The child's name is Absynthe.









For obvious reasons.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at April 07, 2016 11:05 AM (NjiZL)

79
Love NY or hate it, this is funny. Hillary recently became aware of "subways", which "working people" use to go to their jobs, thereby paying the tribute money she demands of them. She decided to show voters she is one of the people too, so she rehearsed and rehearsed, then visited the subway. Take it away, Hillary...

http://tinyurl.com/gqzqlms
Posted by: MTF at April 07, 2016 11:04 AM (/m8T6)
----------------------

LOL, did you catch Huma in the next slot over? All over her face, "Oh God, it's like the fax machine again."

Posted by: iforgot at April 07, 2016 11:07 AM (pC96u)

80 >>I think he's also an architect.


latex salesman

Posted by: Sphynx at April 07, 2016 11:07 AM (OZmbA)

81 We never raised chickens but my mom did keep some guineas for a while. Useless bird.



Best burglar alarm.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 07, 2016 11:07 AM (SvnHQ)

82 That kid looks like Rachel Corrie.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at April 07, 2016 11:07 AM (dFi94)

83 Inflatable child-doll apparently has sprung a leak.

Howdy, y'all. I crawled out of lurkdom just to say that.

Posted by: mindful webworker - worthy content contributor at April 07, 2016 11:07 AM (xP7rZ)

84 When I was a very little kid, I got one or two baby chicks for Easter. They eventually became chickens, and then they disappeared. I have no idea where they went.

Posted by: Randolph Bismuth at April 07, 2016 11:07 AM (4dD8I)

85 When I was a very little kid, I got one or two baby chicks for Easter.
They eventually became chickens, and then they disappeared. I have no
idea where they went.

---

Sunday dinner

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 07, 2016 11:08 AM (Qvgg/)

86 Chickens.... shudder. Grandparents would get a couple of hundred every Spring. Later on, they would slaughter most of them. I, being young and smaller than everyone else, got the coveted job of pulling their heads off ( don't ask how), and turning them loose to run around headless for a while.
Fun fact.... chickens don't know they're headless for a while.
Anyway, then I had the next most coveted job of traipsing around picking them up.
Nothing like the country life when you're growing up.

Posted by: kraken at April 07, 2016 11:08 AM (sdxPm)

87 75 We had a pet chicken when I was a kid. He eventually became so mean we had to get rid of him. One time a four or five year old kid fell when backing away. He was lying on his back holding his ice cream cone as high as he could while the chicken was on his chest pecking him.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 07, 2016 11:03 AM (Nwg0u)


Right, and if any of our chickens ever did that, I would have given her a new name:

Dinner.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 11:08 AM (jfBVm)

88 What is fascinating about impressionist art is that it looks good from a distance, but when you get up close it looks like crap.

-
Like socialism.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 07, 2016 11:08 AM (Nwg0u)

89 I have no idea where they went.

Posted by: Randolph Bismuth at April 07, 2016 11:07 AM (4dD8I)

I do.

Posted by: Randolph's Belly at April 07, 2016 11:09 AM (+B4Qh)

90 83 Inflatable child-doll apparently has sprung a leak.

Howdy, y'all. I crawled out of lurkdom just to say that.
Posted by: mindful web worker - worthy content contributor at April 07, 2016 11:07 AM (xP7rZ)

---

Glad you did.

Still laughing.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 07, 2016 11:09 AM (rlfds)

91 I had two red foxes growing up. Mickey and Rudolph. We kept them in a pen in the backyard. One day I came home from school and they weren't there. No one said a word. My dad was working in a science lab during that time.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at April 07, 2016 11:09 AM (dFi94)

92 Fun fact.... chickens don't know they're headless for a while.

Posted by: kraken at April 07, 2016 11:08 AM (sdxPm)


So they're like Democrats, then.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 11:09 AM (jfBVm)

93 Oh Count de Money! Count de Money!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 07, 2016 11:03 AM (SvnHQ)


Dee Mo Nay! Dee Mo Nay! Say it with me now, Dee Mo Nay!
(revolting peasant!)

Posted by: Count de Monet at April 07, 2016 11:10 AM (JO9+V)

94 My blog post today is titled
Guns, Knives, Bare Hands: Books about Close Combat

and is ripped from a great comment by Colonel.Kurtz in the Sunday Book Thread a couple weeks ago

Thanks, Col Kurtz!

Link in nic

Posted by: @votermom at April 07, 2016 11:10 AM (nbrY/)

95 New Yorkers view Hillary like that unemployed alcoholic relative who shows up every year or so.

Hillary and the relative (think Cousin Eddie from National Lampoon's Vacation) are only here because they want something from you.

Other than that, they could give a crap about you.

Hillary is New York State's Cousin Eddie.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at April 07, 2016 11:11 AM (NjiZL)

96 Re: raising chickens...

When I was a kid in the 70s, it was a "thing" for a while in my area to buy baby chicks as pets that were dyed different colors. We bought a green one and a blue one and put 'em in the backyard. They were the meanest SOBs we've ever had. I remember having to run like mad to get into the backdoor, or risk having my legs pecked to death by Devil Chicken I and Devil Chicken II.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 07, 2016 11:11 AM (pVkEV)

97 >>Dee Mo Nay! Dee Mo Nay! Say it with me now, Dee Mo Nay!
(revolting peasant!)



Kanye? That you?

Posted by: Sphynx at April 07, 2016 11:11 AM (OZmbA)

98 74 Love NY or hate it, this is funny. Hillary recently became aware of "subways", which "working people" use to go to their jobs, thereby paying the tribute money she demands of them. She decided to show voters she is one of the people too, so she rehearsed and rehearsed, then visited the subway. Take it away, Hillary...

http://tinyurl.com/gqzqlms
Posted by: MTF at April 07, 2016 11:04 AM (/m8T6)

____

And I'm sure the media will focus on this 24/7 for the next 6 months the way they focused on George Bush Sr and the supermarket scanner.

Right?

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 07, 2016 11:11 AM (0LHZx)

99 Chickens.... shudder. Grandparents would get a couple of hundred every Spring. Later on, they would slaughter most of them. I, being young and smaller than everyone else, got the coveted job of pulling their heads off ( don't ask how), and turning them loose to run around headless for a while.
Fun fact.... chickens don't know they're headless for a while.
Anyway, then I had the next most coveted job of traipsing around picking them up.
Nothing like the country life when you're growing up.


A simpler time. I miss it.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 07, 2016 11:11 AM (SvnHQ)

100 The Monet Family in Their Garden at Argenteuil Massengill.

Posted by: Bigby's Fingertips at April 07, 2016 11:11 AM (3ZtZW)

101 I had a pet chicken as a kid.

One day I came home from school and it had disappeared.

I was too young to notice if we had chicken for dinner that night.

Posted by: @votermom at April 07, 2016 11:12 AM (nbrY/)

102 Teaser for Star Wars Rogue One.

https://youtu.be/Wji-BZ0oCwg

This looks really good. Star Wars has a chance to be for soft sci-fi world-building what Tolkien was for fantasy. I really think it's overdue for a non-Jedi movie.

For a few years I completely ignored the franchise unless Mr. Plinkett was narrorating narriting narrating. That was a good call at the time, because getting angry or annoyed at certain topics is something that doesn't ever run out. Today I realized that George Lucas doesn't know if Luke's first lightsaber was blue or green, and it pissed me off.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 07, 2016 11:12 AM (VdICR)

103 69 " The Muse family raised chickens for a couple of years. "


We never raised chickens but my mom did keep some guineas for a while. Useless bird.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 07, 2016 11:03 AM (LA7Cm
Guineas. If you like dark, purplish meat that has the consistency of fine, Corithian leather, then they are pretty easy to raise.

Posted by: kraken at April 07, 2016 11:12 AM (sdxPm)

104 We need to take a page from Alinsky and force the crybullies to live by their own standards. But we won't. We never will. This is why we keep losing to these idiots.
Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 11:03 AM (jfBVm)

To do so would be crass and vulgar, and we can't have that.

Posted by: Phone of kari at April 07, 2016 11:12 AM (1XIhg)

105 91
I had two red foxes growing up. Mickey and Rudolph. We kept them in a
pen in the backyard. One day I came home from school and they weren't
there. No one said a word. My dad was working in a science lab during
that time.


Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at April 07, 2016 11:09 AM (dFi94)
they probably escaped and lived the rest of their lives happily frolicking in the woods.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 07, 2016 11:12 AM (0O7c5)

106 93 Oh Count de Money! Count de Money!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 07, 2016 11:03 AM (SvnHQ)


Dee Mo Nay! Dee Mo Nay! Say it with me now, Dee Mo Nay!
(revolting peasant!)
Posted by: Count de Monet at April 07, 2016 11:10 AM (JO9+V)



Oh piss boy! Piss boy!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 07, 2016 11:12 AM (SvnHQ)

107 The Monet Family in Their Garden at Massengill.
___________________________

How refreshing.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at April 07, 2016 11:13 AM (NjiZL)

108 I remember having to run like mad to get into the backdoor, or risk having my legs pecked to death by Devil Chicken I and Devil Chicken II.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 07, 2016 11:11 AM (pVkEV)


I've heard that those mean birds are the tastiest. I'm just sayin'.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 11:13 AM (jfBVm)

109 101 I had a pet chicken as a kid.

One day I came home from school and it had disappeared.

I was too young to notice if we had chicken for dinner that night.
Posted by: @votermom at April 07, 2016 11:12 AM (nbrY/)

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Some memories are too traumatic to remember...

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 07, 2016 11:13 AM (rlfds)

110 >>Chickens.... shudder. Grandparents would get a couple of hundred every Spring. Later on, they would slaughter most of them.

Tell me kraken, do you still hear the screaming? The screaming of the spring chickens?

Posted by: JackStraw at April 07, 2016 11:13 AM (/tuJf)

111 . I remember having to run like mad to get into the backdoor, or risk having my legs pecked to death by Devil Chicken I and Devil Chicken II.

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My cousins had Devil Goose the Terrible.

Posted by: @votermom at April 07, 2016 11:13 AM (nbrY/)

112 Those Monets were awfully blurry people.

Posted by: Eric Hoffer's Thumb at April 07, 2016 11:14 AM (keTbF)

113 Tell me kraken, do you still hear the screaming? The screaming of the spring chickens?
Posted by: JackStraw at April 07, 2016 11:13 AM (/tuJf)

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LOL!

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 07, 2016 11:14 AM (rlfds)

114 You never sit directly on the ground with your "good" clothing around chickens. This is learned in early childhood by us rural folk.

Posted by: Lester at April 07, 2016 11:14 AM (2UPXV)

115 93 Oh Count de Money! Count de Money!
_______________________

It's good to be the king!

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at April 07, 2016 11:14 AM (NjiZL)

116 >>New Yorkers view Hillary like that unemployed alcoholic relative who shows up every year or so.


Yeah, she hasn't driven for over 2 decades, and when you have drivers at the ready you certainly don't consider taking the icky subway.

These attempts to be "just like a regular person" are so pathetic.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 07, 2016 11:14 AM (NOIQH)

117 3. They were more trouble than they were worth We eventually gave them away to a farm family from our church.
Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 10:54 AM (jfBVm)

Yup...like rats with feathers except they crap more and don't have enough sense to hide during the daylight hours.

Speaking of rat, I wonder if there are any old recipes from the Siege of Paris circa 1870 or thereabouts or from any local Chinese restaurants that may be of good use during the upcoming burning times?

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 07, 2016 11:14 AM (ej1L0)

118 re: chickens

I have chickens. Well I don't, but wife and kids do. When they decided to get them I made it clear it's their thing, and don't rely on me to help in any way. But they're pretty low maintenance. The kids and wife built them a cool coop, and our dog thinks its their mother, which always cracks me up.

Fresh eggs may not taste any better, but at least I know for sure where they come from and that the chickens are fed all sorts of shit.

And OK, OK, I'll admit, I've kinda sorta gotten to like the critters too.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 07, 2016 11:14 AM (0LHZx)

119 they probably escaped and lived the rest of their lives happily frolicking in the woods.....


Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 07, 2016 11:12 AM (0O7c5)
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I think that's exactly what happened.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at April 07, 2016 11:14 AM (dFi94)

120 Hillary is unhip grandma

Posted by: @votermom at April 07, 2016 11:15 AM (nbrY/)

121 If you like dark, purplish meat that has the consistency of fine, Corithian leather, then they are pretty easy to raise.

Posted by: kraken at April 07, 2016 11:12 AM (sdxPm)


That's *rich* Corinthian leather, you ignorant lout.

Posted by: Zombie Ricardo Montalban at April 07, 2016 11:15 AM (jfBVm)

122 A/C guy is here now with wonderful new$$$. Here's a ProTip: avoid ever buying a Lennox a/c system. With the new 410 gas, this thing has been a sinkhole of outages and repair bills over the past 10 years. Of course, it is out of warranty now.

FOAD, Dave Lennox!!

Posted by: Count de Monet at April 07, 2016 11:15 AM (JO9+V)

123 Speaking of rat, I wonder if there are any old recipes from the Siege of Paris circa 1870 or thereabouts or from any local Chinese restaurants that may be of good use during the upcoming burning times?



Teriyaki steak on a stick.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 07, 2016 11:15 AM (SvnHQ)

124 110 >>Chickens.... shudder. Grandparents would get a couple of hundred every Spring. Later on, they would slaughter most of them.

Tell me kraken, do you still hear the screaming? The screaming of the spring chickens?
Posted by: JackStraw at April 07, 2016 11:13 AM (/tuJf)

Heh heh heh. Yeah, we also raised pigs.
Most people don't really get where pork chops come from.

Posted by: kraken at April 07, 2016 11:16 AM (sdxPm)

125 TFG's favorite golf stop is Palm Springs, and he was rumored to be about to buy a house there. Now I understand why, since (unbeknownst to me) it seems the Palm Springs population is more than 50% gay and it's the most concentrated homosexual population in the country. Maybe the world, for all I know.

http://tinyurl.com/zssh2q6

Posted by: MTF at April 07, 2016 11:16 AM (/m8T6)

126 I was attacked by a goose on the golf course. I hit it with a five iron which was probably too much club.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 07, 2016 11:16 AM (kTF2Z)

127 Oh and I did not know this previously, but there are all sorts of different breeds of chickens. Some are nice, some are mean. Some lay lots of eggs, some don't. Some live a few years, some live forever. And so on.

So picking the right breed of chicken is important, much like getting the right type of dog for the family.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 07, 2016 11:17 AM (0LHZx)

128 I was attacked by a goose on the golf course. I hit it with a five iron which was probably too much club.



Slice or shank?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 07, 2016 11:17 AM (SvnHQ)

129 What amazes me looking back is how so many of the people around us kept chickens and goats (and foxes) and whatever. Right in their suburban backyards. Nobody thought a thing about it. Now if you have more than 3 dogs in your household, they come after you. And don't get me started on HOA's.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at April 07, 2016 11:17 AM (dFi94)

130 119 they probably escaped and lived the rest of their lives happily frolicking in the woods.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 07, 2016 11:12 AM (0O7c5)
==========================================
I think that's exactly what happened.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at April 07, 2016 11:14 AM (dFi94)


Well, I hate to tell you this, but if they were raised in a pen and fed by humans, they probably had no clue how to survive in the wild, so they probably became something else's lunch in short order.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 11:18 AM (jfBVm)

131 America is going to hell in a handbasket with a rocket propelled assist of stupid.

We either need SMOD or to be invaded by Liechtenstein. I'll settle for either one at this point.

Posted by: dissent555 at April 07, 2016 11:18 AM (2KqaE)

132 We had a pet chicken when I was a kid. He eventually became so mean we had to get rid of him.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 07, 2016 11:03 AM (Nwg0u)

I didn't realize chickens were so mean. I will no consider my occasional visits to Popeye's as revenge.

"Look at you now, asshole! You're in a box next to the biscuits and Cajun fries!"

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 07, 2016 11:18 AM (u0lmX)

133 Most people don't really get where pork chops come from.




Comes from styrofoam at the grocery store!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 07, 2016 11:18 AM (SvnHQ)

134 This looks really good. Star Wars has a chance to be for soft sci-fi world-building what Tolkien was for fantasy. I really think it's overdue for a non-Jedi movie.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 07, 2016 11:12 AM (VdICR)

Some of the lucasarts games really shine here. Admirals Thrawn and Zaarin in Tie Fighter etc. The problem with the expanded universe was it's size, hopefully this movie can serve as a touchstone for non-Jedi stories. Hopefully they can strike a balance between gritty and fun.

Sci fiiiiii

Posted by: Phone of kari at April 07, 2016 11:18 AM (1XIhg)

135 My mom was attacked by a swan at the SF zoo.

I was nine at the time.

She should count her lucky stars youtube wasn't around back then.

My dad and I laughed all the way home.

Mom was not amused.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 07, 2016 11:19 AM (rlfds)

136 102 Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 07, 2016 11:12 AM (VdICR)

I've been hearing it's going to be really gritty and will be the most violent Star Wars movie ever. As much as I despise Disney and their SJW ways I can't help but not watch something that has Star Wars in the title.

Posted by: Serenity Now! at April 07, 2016 11:19 AM (BDZWU)

137 125 TFG's favorite golf stop is Palm Springs, and he was rumored to be about to buy a house there. Now I understand why, since (unbeknownst to me) it seems the Palm Springs population is more than 50% gay and it's the most concentrated homosexual population in the country. Maybe the world, for all I know.


Right You are.... They do look fabulous though! The rest of the population are Libs..... My Sister being one of them....

Posted by: donna at April 07, 2016 11:19 AM (O2RFr)

138 SO WHO IS PAINTER?

Posted by: Sharkman at April 07, 2016 11:20 AM (wrO39)

139 TFG's favorite golf stop is Palm Springs, and he was rumored to be about to buy a house there. Now I understand why, since (unbeknownst to me) it seems the Palm Springs population is more than 50% gay and it's the most concentrated homosexual population in the country.

--

So it's a gheytto?

Posted by: @votermom at April 07, 2016 11:20 AM (nbrY/)

140 And don't get me started on HOA's.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at April 07, 2016 11:17 AM (dFi94)


HOAs are the most oppressive and tyrannical organizations ever devised by man. They're even worse than those "block watches" that every Cuban neighborhood has, whose responsibility it is to bring national totalitarianism and thought policing down to the local level.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 11:21 AM (jfBVm)

141 We could be invaded by the Duchy of Fenwick.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 07, 2016 11:21 AM (AroJD)

142 I was attacked by geese once. They are vile shit machines.

Ducks are cool. Unfortunately for them they are also tasty.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 07, 2016 11:21 AM (u0lmX)

143 My youngest daughter raises chickens, goats, and pigs.

My oldest granddaughter, who's two, is constantly playing with the chickens (though her holding a chick is beyond cute).

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 07, 2016 11:21 AM (rlfds)

144 134 Posted by: Phone of kari at April 07, 2016 11:18 AM (1XIhg)

Regarding Grand Admiral Thrawn. They'd better damn well make him canon again. He's such a well written character. He's one of those villains that a part you wants to win in the end.

Posted by: Serenity Now! at April 07, 2016 11:21 AM (BDZWU)

145 True story.... went to a wedding, and when the new bride got up to say a few words, she said she was happy to be married, but admitted she had some things to learn about, in living a more rural life. She said they were out driving and following a semi full of pigs. She asked the boyfriend why were they out driving the pigs around. So he told her.

Posted by: kraken at April 07, 2016 11:22 AM (sdxPm)

146 We had a pet chicken when I was a kid. He eventually became so mean we had to get rid of him.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 07, 2016 11:03 AM (Nwg0u)

I didn't realize chickens were so mean.



My great grandma, (who live in the boot heel of Missouri, way out in the country), had an old rooster that used to march/patrol up and down the front sidewalk area out by the road. He had, to a 5 yr old, huuuge spurs. Looking back, he was probably just a normal sized rooster.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 07, 2016 11:22 AM (SvnHQ)

147 135 My mom was attacked by a swan at the SF zoo.
_____________________

When I was teenager at the petting zoo, my brother and I used to buy the feed from the 25-cent dispenser and slip it into people's pockets or purses.

The goats and sheep and ducks could smell it and would "attack" the person and the person wouldn't know why.

Good times. Good times.

Tell your mom "Sorry."

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at April 07, 2016 11:22 AM (KCQo0)

148 "so they probably became something else's lunch in short order."

I'm not sure that's "helping."

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 07, 2016 11:22 AM (LA7Cm)

149 141 We could be invaded by the Duchy of Fenwick.

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That's ok. They'll have to pay us reparations!

Posted by: @votermom at April 07, 2016 11:22 AM (nbrY/)

150 Mortimer posted a link to PayPal alternatives on the early thread - thank you, Mortimer! Will be studying that list today.
http://tinyurl.com/zonmg7f

I see others saying they've canceled PayPal and let them know why. I will opt out also, and I would tell them why, but I don't think threatening to take my business elsewhere would bother them much, since, in all the years I've had PayPal donation buttons on my website, total transactions remained constant at the initial level.


OTOH, I have sold a couple of coffee mugs and a yoga mat through my CafePress store, although I don't think the customers came to them via my site.

"The web's best-kept secret since 1996!"

Posted by: mindful webworker - 20 Years on the Web at April 07, 2016 11:23 AM (xP7rZ)

151 So picking the right breed of chicken is important, much like getting the right type of dog for the family.
Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 07, 2016 11:17 AM (0LHZx)


That's exactly right. Wife and daughter spent hours online researching what kind of chicken(s) would be the best one to get.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 11:23 AM (jfBVm)

152 >>I didn't realize chickens were so mean.


Years of rape will do that to a bird.

Posted by: The Chicken at April 07, 2016 11:24 AM (TnP/y)

153 Ultimately, chickens are just raptors, only smaller. Same lousy attitude, though.

Posted by: kraken at April 07, 2016 11:24 AM (sdxPm)

154 Yeah, the Fenwickians seemed to be better than our current rulers by a long shot.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at April 07, 2016 11:24 AM (gUoN4)

155 I remember having to run like mad to get into the backdoor, or risk having my legs pecked to death by Devil Chicken I and Devil Chicken II.

--

My cousins had Devil Goose the Terrible.

-
Well, they used to be dinosaurs.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 07, 2016 11:24 AM (Nwg0u)

156 128 I was attacked by a goose on the golf course. I hit it with a five iron which was probably too much club.



Slice or shank?
Posted by: rickb223 at April 07, 2016 11:17 AM (SvnHQ)

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Dead solid perfect. Went on to birdie the hole.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 07, 2016 11:24 AM (kTF2Z)

157 Tell your mom "Sorry."
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at April 07, 2016 11:22 AM (KCQo0)

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Meh, she's voting for Hillary.

Serves her right.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 07, 2016 11:24 AM (rlfds)

158 True story.... went to a wedding, and when the new bride got up to say a few words, she said she was happy to be married, but admitted she had some things to learn about, in living a more rural life. She said they were out driving and following a semi full of pigs.

She asked the boyfriend why were they out driving the pigs around. So he told her.



Well see, they were so good this week, we promised them if they were, we'd take them out for ice cream!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 07, 2016 11:24 AM (SvnHQ)

159 SHOW ME THE MONET!

Speaking of which, Cuba Gooding was incredibly good as OJ in the FX show. Great television, even more amazing since most of us were around to witness that circus at the time it happened, and still learned quite a bit from seeing this version of it.

Marsha Clark saw it before it was aired, and said for the most part they nailed the truth. We can't know how Johnny Cochran feels about it, because he's busy burning in hell at the moment.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 07, 2016 11:24 AM (TOk1P)

160 I was attacked by a goose on the golf course. I hit it with a five iron which was probably too much club.







Slice or shank?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 07, 2016 11:17 AM (SvnHQ)



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Dead solid perfect. Went on to birdie the hole.



Posted by: Duke Lowell

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Its rare to get two birdies on the same hole

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 07, 2016 11:25 AM (Qvgg/)

161 Dead solid perfect. Went on to birdie the hole.




No eagle?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 07, 2016 11:25 AM (SvnHQ)

162 135 My mom was attacked by a swan at the SF zoo.

I was nine at the time.

She should count her lucky stars youtube wasn't around back then.

My dad and I laughed all the way home.

Mom was not amused.
Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 07, 2016 11:19 AM (rlfds)

Your Mom's name isn't "Leda", by any chance?

Posted by: kraken at April 07, 2016 11:25 AM (sdxPm)

163 Let me understand, you got the hen, the chicken and the rooster. The rooster goes with the chicken. So, who's having sex with the hen?

Posted by: Frank Costanza at April 07, 2016 11:25 AM (87y4e)

164 Don't read the comments on the YouTube Rogue One trailer.

They are less than stellar... some think the Grand Admiral is Thrawn. Um hello, dude has no blue skin.

Well we know about some Bothan spies... right Mon Motha?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 07, 2016 11:25 AM (qjrXu)

165 "98
74 Love NY or hate it, this is funny. Hillary recently became aware of
"subways", which "working people" use to go to their jobs, thereby
paying the tribute money she demands of them. She decided to show voters
she is one of the people too, so she rehearsed and rehearsed, then
visited the subway. Take it away, Hillary...



http://tinyurl.com/gqzqlms

Posted by: MTF at April 07, 2016 11:04 AM (/m8T6)



____



And I'm sure the media will focus on this 24/7 for the next 6 months
the way they focused on George Bush Sr and the supermarket scanner.



Right?

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 07, 2016 11:11 AM (0LHZx)"


New Yorkers are some of the most parochial people on earth. The NY Daily News took it as some kind of scandal that Bernie Sanders did not know that the subways have apparently stopped using tokens and gone to some kind of card swipe system.

In the rest of the country and the rest of the world, nobody cares.

I guess that this is something like the New York equivalent of favoring ethanol subsidies in Iowa and in the lead up to the New York primaries, the candidates need to provide fan service for the locals but out side of NYC, even in Buffalo and Syracuse, nobody cares about how you operate the subway turnstile.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at April 07, 2016 11:25 AM (QHgTq)

166 149 141 We could be invaded by the Duchy of Fenwick.
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That's ok. They'll have to pay us reparations!
Posted by: @votermom at April 07, 2016 11:22 AM (nbrY/)


But they get to keep the Q-bomb.

By the way, Casa de Muse tried to watch this movie a couple of years ago. We thought that since it had Alec Guinness in it, it would be worth watching. We were wrong. The movie does not hold up.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 11:26 AM (jfBVm)

167 No, it's Judi, though if you really want to get on her good side, call her Judith.

She loves that.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 07, 2016 11:27 AM (rlfds)

168
SO WHO IS PAINTER?
Posted by: Sharkman at April 07, 2016 11:20 AM (wrO39)
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Lower-right corner, dark letters.

Posted by: iforgot at April 07, 2016 11:27 AM (pC96u)

169 That's exactly right. Wife and daughter spent hours online researching what kind of chicken(s) would be the best one to get.



What gives the most eggs and tastes great when they piss me off?

Posted by: rickb223 at April 07, 2016 11:27 AM (SvnHQ)

170 Teriyaki steak on a stick.
Posted by: rickb223 at April 07, 2016 11:15 AM (SvnHQ)

Sounds good!....I wonder if you had a few pounds of the tails you could use them like calamari?

You know, fry them up real good like.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 07, 2016 11:28 AM (ej1L0)

171 I once saw a male duck snoozing with his head under his wing, while his mate was running around like crazy after all the little ducklings. The female finally stopped right in front of the male and quacked furiously at him. He took his head out from under his wing, looked at her - and then put his head back under his wing.

It was so funny. All he needed was a little tiny Laz-E-Boy recliner and a six-pack.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 07, 2016 11:28 AM (u0lmX)

172 I sadly read the story of the North Texas Firefighter who was killed in an automobile accident along with 2 of his young children. The other driver was an illegal that had already been deported once. No license, etc.

Whenever this happens, is there any standing for a family of the deceased to take the US Government to court and sue as they are allowing our immigration laws to be broken with impunity? I am also thinking of the young women who was murdered in San Francisco - a sanctuary city.

Posted by: Cheri at April 07, 2016 11:28 AM (oiNtH)

173 129 What amazes me looking back is how so many of the people around us kept chickens and goats (and foxes) and whatever. Right in their suburban backyards. Nobody thought a thing about it. Now if you have more than 3 dogs in your household, they come after you. And don't get me started on HOA's.
Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at April 07, 2016 11:17 AM (dFi94)

____

Where was this? I grew in the 'burbs and the idea of having any animal other than a dog or cat was not something that even crossed my mind. And I'm pretty sure it was illegal (as it should be). If you wan to raise animals, move to the country.

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if you want to have animals, move to the country. Your freedom to raise animals ends where I can smell your freedom from the house next door.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 07, 2016 11:28 AM (0LHZx)

174 For Ricardo Kill, guess the location

http://preview.tinyurl.com/hb9qefy

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 07, 2016 11:29 AM (qjrXu)

175 "We can't know how Johnny Cochran feels about it, because he's busy burning in hell at the moment.


Posted by: BurtTC at April 07, 2016 11:24 AM (TOk1P)"


Along with Robert Kardashian.


Perhaps a fan can fill in the story as to why one of the less pleasant extraterrestrial races in Star Trek were named Kardashians?

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at April 07, 2016 11:29 AM (QHgTq)

176 You guys and your chicken stories.

I'll tell you a family tale from Mama Basura.

When she was little her mother raised rabbits for food. It seems one year there wasn't enough money for a ham on Easter. Grandma, being a practical woman, grabbed a rabbit and cooked that. At dinner, the children were shocked and began crying because they thought she'd killed the Easter Bunny.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 07, 2016 11:29 AM (4WhSY)

177 Speaking at Ohio's Kenyon College, FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday that the "tool" his agency used to unlock the iPhone used by San Bernardino attacker Syed Farook is exceedingly limited in its scope. Indeed, the tool, which was bought from a third-party that Comey says he knows "a fair amount about," will only work on an iPhone 5c running iOS 9.

"This doesn't work on [an iPhone] 6s, doesn't work in a 5s, and so we have a tool that works on a narrow slice of phones," Comey said during a question-and-answer session with the university's students and professors.

Posted by: James T Kirk at April 07, 2016 11:30 AM (yJwni)

178 Damnit, that should have been

THEN WHO WAS PAINTER?

Posted by: Sharkman at April 07, 2016 11:30 AM (wrO39)

179 Re; Star Wars Rogue One.

So, we're not going to have any male action heroes anymore, because that's just so terrible to everyone.

The bit at the end--wow, did Mark Hamill look pissed off.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 07, 2016 11:30 AM (AroJD)

180
"King Rat" by James Clavell, good book.

Turned into a movie (I didn't know). Haven't seen it.

Posted by: Randolph Bismuth at April 07, 2016 11:30 AM (4dD8I)

181 What gives the most eggs and tastes great when they piss me off?
Posted by: rickb223 at April 07, 2016 11:27 AM (SvnHQ)
***
No such thing. my angel, the Future Empress, has an uncle who retired and started a chicken farm.

He's got layers, and he's got broilers, and there's not a lot of overlap in the types. Selective breeding.

(Dude makes a small fortune selling chicken balut, by the way.)

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 11:31 AM (lutOX)

182 if you want to have animals, move to the country. Your freedom to raise animals ends where I can smell your freedom from the house next door.




if you want to have kids, move to the country. Your freedom to raise kids ends where I can smell your freedom from the house next door.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 07, 2016 11:32 AM (SvnHQ)

183 Along with Robert Kardashian.

Perhaps
a fan can fill in the story as to why one of the less pleasant
extraterrestrial races in Star Trek were named Kardashians?


Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at April 07, 2016 11:29 AM (QHgTq)


But David Shwimmer portrayed Kardashian with sad puppy eyes, anguished over the question of OJ's guilt!


I must admit, I have no idea how accurate that is.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 07, 2016 11:32 AM (TOk1P)

184 This looks really good. Star Wars has a chance to be for soft sci-fi world-building what Tolkien was for fantasy. I really think it's overdue for a non-Jedi movie.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 07, 2016 11:12 AM (VdICR)

No, it looks like a repeat of The Force Awakens. Tough chick has to save everyone. I like how Hollywood just creates different stereotypes. Let's see, Asian guy good with swords. Mary Sue chick. Black mentor.

Plus, are there any American actors? I'm tired of British accents.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at April 07, 2016 11:32 AM (n2GmV)

185 Star Wars is starting to look like a college recruiting brochure. Everyone except white males, unless if they're gay.

Posted by: brak at April 07, 2016 11:33 AM (MJuTN)

186 Plus, are there any American actors? I'm tired of British accents.
Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist

Hey.

Posted by: Shia La Buff at April 07, 2016 11:33 AM (326rv)

187 Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 11:26 AM (jfBVm)

Never saw the movie, read the book looong ago.

I think I might have also read E Pluribus Bang around the same time, because I remember the cover, but I can't remember the story.

Posted by: @votermom at April 07, 2016 11:33 AM (nbrY/)

188 The three Democrats on the Federal Election Commission, in their latest and boldest move to regulate conservative media, voted in unison to punish a movie maker critical of President Obama after he distributed for free his latest work, Dreams of My Real Father: A Story of Reds and Deception.

http://goo.gl/wrhqdV

Donks are pricks.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 07, 2016 11:34 AM (iQIUe)

189 Re; Star Wars Rogue One.

So, we're not going to have any male action heroes anymore, because that's just so terrible to everyone.

The bit at the end--wow, did Mark Hamill look pissed off.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 07, 2016 11:30 AM (AroJD)

We know white men have accomplished nothing, appropriated everything, and oppressed everyone.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at April 07, 2016 11:34 AM (n2GmV)

190 "Plus, are there any American actors? I'm tired of British accents.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at April 07, 2016 11:32 AM (n2GmV)"


As Andrew Lincoln and Hugh Laurie can attest, British actors can do American accents.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at April 07, 2016 11:34 AM (QHgTq)

191 Watch out. Californicate might send its secret police after you.

Posted by: WannabeAnglican at April 07, 2016 11:34 AM (aD2BN)

192 A French dude I know once told me that it's very common in France for people to raise rabbits for food (remember Michael Moore mocking a poor white American woman who was selling rabbits "for food or pets" in Roger and Me? I bet the fool wouldn't have made fun of Euros for doing the same.)

Rabbit is a common meat there. The frogs are not terribly sentimental about animals who aren't yappy lapdogs. They eat horses, for God's sake.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 07, 2016 11:34 AM (u0lmX)

193 Whenever this happens, is there any standing for a family of the deceased to take the US Government to court and sue as they are allowing our immigration laws to be broken with impunity? I am also thinking of the young women who was murdered in San Francisco - a sanctuary city.
Posted by: Cheri at April 07, 2016 11:28 AM (oiNtH)


AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Sorry for laughing, but you know that there is just *no way* that the government would permit such a suit from going forward.

In the past, there have been suits brought by crime victims against municipal police departments for failing to protect them, and they've all been dismissed.
So there's your precedent right there.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 11:35 AM (jfBVm)

194 Rabbit is a common meat there. The frogs are not
terribly sentimental about animals who aren't yappy lapdogs. They eat
horses, for God's sake.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 07, 2016 11:34 AM (u0lmX)

Domestic rabbit is white meat, and is actually pretty good....and also racist.

Posted by: BignJames at April 07, 2016 11:38 AM (HtUkt)

195 Never saw the movie, read the book looong ago.
I think I might have also read E Pluribus Bang around the same time, because I remember the cover, but I can't remember the story.
Posted by: @votermom at April 07, 2016 11:33 AM (nbrY/)


There was a sequel written to "The Mouse That Roared", called "Mouse on the Moon", and I suppose you can guess what the plot involved. Don't know if any other sequels were written.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 11:38 AM (jfBVm)

196 Headless chickens can run around for 'a while' ?


Pffft.

http://www.miketheheadlesschicken.org/mike


linky to.......headless chicken festival!

Posted by: Headless Mike at April 07, 2016 11:38 AM (dTmWl)

197 135
My mom was attacked by a swan at the SF zoo.

Swans are vicious. And very ill tempered. My grandma had a pair of them and they would KILL chickens. Turkeys, geese and ducks were terrified of those two. I despise all barnyard fowl because of my grandmother having so many birds. Except when we ate them of course. I think the swans ended when they tried attacking tractors.

Posted by: Lester at April 07, 2016 11:38 AM (2UPXV)

198 I am also thinking of the young women who was murdered in San Francisco - a sanctuary city.

Posted by: Cheri at April 07, 2016 11:28 AM (oiNtH)



I often wonder why we "conservatives" never seem to view constant unremitting lawfare as a means to an end, then I remember, it's because we have to pay the lawyers whereas the progressive has an unlimited taxpayer provided source of lawyers and funding from the DOJ, SPLC, NAACP, etc., and the progressives have cleverly stacked the courts with liberal judges since FDR's days of glory so judge-shopping doesn't work for us!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 07, 2016 11:39 AM (wYnyS)

199 Perhaps
a fan can fill in the story as to why one of the less pleasant
extraterrestrial races in Star Trek were named Kardashians?
Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at April 07, 2016 11:29 AM (QHgTq)


Did they have huge asses?

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 11:40 AM (jfBVm)

200 Gotta love that James pethokoukis column in the sidebar -

Less workers doing more work is a good thing!

Losing your job so someone in another country can have one is fantastic!

Corporate whores gonna whore.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at April 07, 2016 11:40 AM (cA3KN)

201 Rabbit is a common meat there. The frogs are not terribly sentimental about animals who aren't yappy lapdogs. They eat horses, for God's sake.
Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 07, 2016 11:34 AM (u0lmX)
***

It takes all kinds of critters to make Farmer Vincent's fritters.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 11:40 AM (lutOX)

202 AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Sorry for laughing, but you know that there is just *no way* that the government would permit such a suit from going forward.

In
the past, there have been suits brought by crime victims against
municipal police departments for failing to protect them, and they've
all been dismissed.
So there's your precedent right there.


Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 11:35 AM (jfBVm)


I must admit I'm not paying attention to the case, but juxtapose that with the case of the coal mine dude who was just convicted in the mine explosion that killed 29 miners.


When is neglect a criminal act?


Don't answer that. It assume we live in a sovereign nation, where citizens are free, and have access to have their complaints heard, when their rights are violated.


We don't have one of those.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 07, 2016 11:40 AM (TOk1P)

203 if you want to have kids, move to the country. Your freedom to raise kids ends where I can smell your freedom from the house next door.
Posted by: rickb223 at April 07, 2016 11:32 AM (SvnHQ)

____

You can smell kids?

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 07, 2016 11:41 AM (0LHZx)

204 if you want to have animals, move to the country.
Your freedom to raise animals ends where I can smell your freedom from
the house next door.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 07, 2016 11:28 AM (0LHZx)
================================================

Lots of things smell next door.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at April 07, 2016 11:41 AM (dFi94)

205 Another old book I enjoyed and never watched the movie is Don Quixote, USA (the one that Woody Allen loosely based "bananas" on)

Posted by: @votermom at April 07, 2016 11:42 AM (nbrY/)

206 Watching movies and TV, it's impossible to not see the shift away from white males taking prominence. It's just the manifestation of the diversity thing.
Personally, it's okayish... the only time it grates, for me, is when it's so contrived and forced that it becomes ludicrous. There's also times when it completely screws up the production. And then there's those times when the portrayals are so stereotypical, or condescending that they become obnoxious....
Actually, it's not okay....

Posted by: kraken at April 07, 2016 11:42 AM (sdxPm)

207 You can smell kids?



Some of the shit they do? Some of the messes they make? Yes.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 07, 2016 11:43 AM (SvnHQ)

208 I often wonder why we "conservatives" never seem to
view constant unremitting lawfare as a means to an end, then I remember,
it's because we have to pay the lawyers whereas the progressive
has an unlimited taxpayer provided source of lawyers and funding from
the DOJ, SPLC, NAACP, etc., and the progressives have cleverly stacked
the courts with liberal judges since FDR's days of glory so
judge-shopping doesn't work for us!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 07, 2016 11:39 AM (wYnyS)


The whole concept of Rule of Law is dependent on a belief that all are equal before the law.

When that isn't happening, and it isn't in this country, Rule of Law gets replaced by something else. Generally, "something else" is not a good thing.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 07, 2016 11:43 AM (TOk1P)

209 Posted by: BurtTC at April 07, 2016 11:40 AM (TOk1P)

But the mine owner was a filthy capitalist exploiting the workers, comrade!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 07, 2016 11:43 AM (wYnyS)

210 Heh. Mark Hamill looked like he had just eaten a small child.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 11:43 AM (jfBVm)

211 Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 07, 2016 11:41 AM (0LHZx)

Oh, there's days...

Posted by: kraken at April 07, 2016 11:43 AM (sdxPm)

212 "For Ricardo Kill, guess the location"

Anna, I'm gonna guess the Pacific somewhere. The triple-black invasion stripes are throwing me.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 07, 2016 11:44 AM (LA7Cm)

213 200+ comments and no mention of Trump.

Mon dieu!

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 07, 2016 11:45 AM (0LHZx)

214 >>if you want to have animals, move to the country. Your freedom to raise animals ends where I can smell your freedom from the house next door.

Fascinating. Cities don't smell where you live?

I've lived in the boonies, on a farm, and in the big bad city. Cities sell a hell of a lot worse than the country.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 07, 2016 11:45 AM (/tuJf)

215 205 Another old book I enjoyed and never watched the movie is Don Quixote, USA (the one that Woody Allen loosely based "bananas" on)
Posted by: @votermom at April 07, 2016 11:42 AM (nbrY/)


Huh. I have never heard of that one. Maybe I should look it up.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 11:45 AM (jfBVm)

216 Less workers doing more work is a good thing!

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

For all of human history that has been true. Why is not true now? Obviously, it causes disruption, but why is increased productivity now a bad thing? (Honest question - not trying to be snarky)

Posted by: SH at April 07, 2016 11:45 AM (gmeXX)

217 When that isn't happening, and it isn't in this country, Rule of Law gets replaced by something else. Generally, "something else" is not a good thing.

Hiya!

Posted by: The Burning Times at April 07, 2016 11:45 AM (87y4e)

218 Posted by: BurtTC at April 07, 2016 11:40 AM (TOk1P)



But the mine owner was a filthy capitalist exploiting the workers, comrade!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 07, 2016 11:43 AM (wYnyS)


I figured he was, but I also kinda assume he's a scumbag. But maybe not. Like I said, I haven't really been paying attention, and I just start with the assumption that a skimming of the news is not going to give me the truth.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 07, 2016 11:46 AM (TOk1P)

219 Posted by: BurtTC at April 07, 2016 11:43 AM (TOk1P)

A "Rule of Law", what a fantastic concept! Why you could even write down the basics on a couple of sheets of paper so everyone could read and understand them!


Nah, that'll never work!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 07, 2016 11:46 AM (wYnyS)

220 I once housesat for a friend in DC who lived in a gentrifying, but still iffy neighborhood near Capitol Hill and his neighbor kept chickens.

I don't remember a smell from them, although I spent time in the backyard and would have noticed it. What was annoying was the rooster, who crowed at all hours, not just in the morning. He had 5 hens to himself, so I guess I can understand why, but still, it was obnoxious after a while.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 07, 2016 11:46 AM (u0lmX)

221 206 Watching movies and TV, it's impossible to not see the shift away from white males taking prominence. It's just the manifestation of the diversity thing.
Personally, it's okayish... the only time it grates, for me, is when it's so contrived and forced that it becomes ludicrous. There's also times when it completely screws up the production. And then there's those times when the portrayals are so stereotypical, or condescending that they become obnoxious....
Actually, it's not okay....
Posted by: kraken at April 07, 2016 11:42 AM (sdxPm)

______

The worst is commercials. Every tine there's a wacky/silly character in a commercial it's the dumb white guy, doing dumb white guy stuff. And the stoic, serious character is non-white, usually non-male.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 07, 2016 11:47 AM (0LHZx)

222 What was annoying was the rooster, who crowed at all hours, not just in the morning. He had 5 hens to himself, so I guess I can understand why, but still, it was obnoxious after a while.

That's perverse!

Posted by: Frank Costanza at April 07, 2016 11:47 AM (87y4e)

223 Watching movies and TV, it's impossible to not see the shift away from white males taking prominence.



Yeah, let's demonize the only people (along with Chinese males) on the planet who have actually accomplished anything.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 07, 2016 11:47 AM (oKE6c)

224 I just start with the assumption that a skimming of the news is not going to give me the truth.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 07, 2016 11:46 AM (TOk1P)



You misspelled "in-depth reading of multiple news sources"!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 07, 2016 11:47 AM (wYnyS)

225 A "Rule of Law", what a fantastic concept! Why you
could even write down the basics on a couple of sheets of paper so
everyone could read and understand them!





Nah, that'll never work!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 07, 2016 11:46 AM (wYnyS)


Rule of Law, replaced by Rule By Lawyers, with thousands and thousands of arcane books full of laws us rubes cannot possibly understand.

Yay.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 07, 2016 11:48 AM (TOk1P)

226 Every tine there's a wacky/silly character in a commercial it's the dumb white guy, doing dumb white guy stuff.

Word

Posted by: Ray Romano at April 07, 2016 11:48 AM (87y4e)

227 Posted by: BurtTC at April 07, 2016 11:48 AM (TOk1P)


We are now a Nation of Lawyers, not Men!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 07, 2016 11:50 AM (wYnyS)

228 For all of human history that has been true. Why is not true now? Obviously, it causes disruption, but why is increased productivity now a bad thing? (Honest question - not trying to be snarky)
Posted by: SH at April 07, 2016 11:45 AM (gmeXX)

____

Think about food production today vs 100 or 500 years ago. The number of labor hours to produce good today is something like 1/1000 of what it took to produce the same amount of food only a few centuries ago. And we can do it with less land, less water, etc.

But looking at it purely in a "does it create or destroy jobs" tunnel, we'd say oh man, this is horrible, think of all the farmers out of a job.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 07, 2016 11:50 AM (0LHZx)

229
Yeah, let's demonize the only people (along with Chinese males) on the planet who have actually accomplished anything.


Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 07, 2016 11:47 AM (oKE6c)


The problem is that some of the people eagerly participating in the demonizing are liberal white males. That's who still (mainly) runs the studios and networks .

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 07, 2016 11:50 AM (u0lmX)

230 I know that successfully suing the Government has zero to little chance of actually succeeding. But I was thinking more of making these awful cases front page news were the Government and sanctuary cities are forced to respond. Force them to make the case that illegals who rape, murder, and infect our cities with gang warfare and drugs are a good thing.

I guess that I am just wishcasting against tyranny.

Posted by: Cheri at April 07, 2016 11:50 AM (oiNtH)

231 I don't remember a smell from them, although I spent time in the backyard and would have noticed it. What was annoying was the rooster, who crowed at all hours, not just in the morning. He had 5 hens to himself, so I guess I can understand why, but still, it was obnoxious after a while.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 07, 2016 11:46 AM (u0lmX)


That's why many municipalities (like mine) are OK with you having chickens, but have laws that prohibit owning roosters within city limits -- precisely for the reason you mention.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 11:51 AM (jfBVm)

232 For all of human history that has been true. Why is not true now? Obviously, it causes disruption, but why is increased productivity now a bad thing? (Honest question - not trying to be snarky)
Posted by: SH at April 07, 2016 11:45 AM (gmeXX)
***
My current gig has me finding ways to work around a massively intricate, computer-controlled manufacturing automation system. The computers are stupid, not adaptive, and can only do what they were told to do, and in the way they were told to do it.

Now, I sit in a little room with about half a dozen other guys, monitoring computer screens to track the progress of our "lots" of semiconductor wafers, and looking for short-cuts to get them out the door faster. I handle about $2million worth of inventory, because I'm 'the new guy,' and so they don't want to put too much in my hands right off the bat.

We're productive as hell - that's our job, that's the job of anyone who picks up a check in the real world - and the value we add to the product is significant, and we're paid and paid very well for it.

Increased productivity means good paychecks for us, good profits for our company, and low-cost, high quality goods for our customers. Wanna know why computers and smartphones are so cheap? The answer doesn't lie with China - it's productive American workers.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 11:51 AM (lutOX)

233 When I bought these less than three acres, there was a disclaimer that it was zoned rural/agricultural and there might be odor from agricultural operations.


I don't have any bad odor from the neighbors but I do have one that can occasionally be heard as she yells at her kids. She's on the front porch, the kids are not, and they are a quarter mile away.

Then there is the kid who races motorcycles. He can be heard a mile away.

Posted by: Randolph Bismuth at April 07, 2016 11:51 AM (4dD8I)

234 Re lawfare : this is part of what the Left does - take scalps.
By any means.
Issues are just excuses for them. Destruction, domination, power - those are the goals.

Posted by: @votermom at April 07, 2016 11:52 AM (nbrY/)

235
Hats are hot, I wish girls today wore bippity boppity fascinators and the like.

Like this?

http://goo.gl/0eGfUa

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 07, 2016 11:52 AM (X6fMO)

236 Morons at work in Colorado. (H/T Drudge)

Wonder if it was the AtC/Cochran podcast?

http://tinyurl.com/zwzjdaf

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 07, 2016 11:52 AM (wYnyS)

237 Generally speaking, governments have governmental immunity. There are fairly narrowly drawn exceptions. In this instance, we have the knowing and intentional violation of the law. If we had an honest judiciary, such a suit might fly. The alternative is that the president is above the law.

There are other issues, for example, the voluntary intoxication of the illegal alien might be a supervening cause.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 07, 2016 11:53 AM (Nwg0u)

238 The worst is commercials. Every tine there's a wacky/silly character in a commercial it's the dumb white guy, doing dumb white guy stuff. And the stoic, serious character is non-white, usually non-male.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 07, 2016 11:47 AM (0LHZx)


I like the shows and "after-school specials" on TV that are aimed at kids. When there's trouble from a gang, the gang is always racially integrated. They always take great pains to show a white guy and a black guy and an Asian guy in the rough, tough gang. Heaven forbid the kids should know the race-based composition of most street gangs.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 11:53 AM (jfBVm)

239 >>>>The worst is commercials. Every tine there's a wacky/silly character in a
commercial it's the dumb white guy, doing dumb white guy stuff. And the
stoic, serious character is non-white, usually non-male.
.
.
.
.And all of the blended couples and children. It's painfully obvious that they are reaching.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 07, 2016 11:54 AM (iONHu)

240
The Temptation of the Little White Duck

Edouard Manet

Posted by: naturalfake at April 07, 2016 11:55 AM (2rmvw)

241 Glad that some family took the sidebar advice to raise chickens!

Posted by: LizLem at April 07, 2016 11:56 AM (hvf9s)

242
.
.And all of the blended couples and children. It's painfully obvious that they are reaching.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 07, 2016 11:54 AM (iONHu)

"Modern Family".

Posted by: kraken at April 07, 2016 11:57 AM (sdxPm)

243 241 Glad that some family took the sidebar advice to raise chickens!



Tractor Supply has all of their chicks and pullets out for sale now.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 07, 2016 11:58 AM (SvnHQ)

244 Q: Same hen each time?

A: No. A different one each time, dozens a day.

Reply: Tell THAT to Mrs. Coolidge, please.

Posted by: Calvin Coolidge at April 07, 2016 11:59 AM (JO9+V)

245 200+ comments and no mention of Trump.

-
We once had a pet Trump. It was so mean we had to get rid of it.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 07, 2016 12:00 PM (Nwg0u)

246 Straight White guys:

The Uzbeks of America:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4nk5mSz_2s

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 12:00 PM (lutOX)

247 I guess that I am just wishcasting against tyranny.

Posted by: Cheri at April 07, 2016 11:50 AM (oiNtH)


You'd think that an opposition party (don't laugh at the concept, I know it's not reality) would fund videographers to make documentaries naming the elected officials and bureaucrats and their actions that lead to the illegal provided mayhem we are encountering.

Then I realize that those same officials and bureaucrats have access to the power of the uber state to ensure this doesn't happen.

H/T Drudge http://tinyurl.com/zpzhdr7
H/T MisHum Dump http://tinyurl.com/gpqmnrz

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 07, 2016 12:00 PM (wYnyS)

248 I love living in the country. One day, a certified letter came that informed me someone had applied to build a 6,000 head pig CAFO across the street. All the waste would be disposed of in nearby local sections. To make matters worse, our county has 1,000 natural lakes.

I'm fighting it because if it goes in, I lose 80 percent or so of my property values. Most of the area farmers took it personally. They spread manure on the section next to my house. It is east of me, luckily.

Posted by: Cooldawg at April 07, 2016 12:00 PM (/03CF)

249 I once saw a male duck snoozing with his head under his wing, while his mate was running around like crazy after all the little ducklings. The female finally stopped right in front of the male and quacked furiously at him. He took his head out from under his wing, looked at her - and then put his head back under his wing.

It was so funny. All he needed was a little tiny Laz-E-Boy recliner and a six-pack.
Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 07, 2016 11:28 AM (u0lmX)

I love this

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 07, 2016 12:00 PM (xuouz)

250 Neighbors have chickens.
They had a rooster, but it seems to have disappeared...
same thing happened to the last rooster.
I think another neighbor has been sniping them.

Posted by: garrett at April 07, 2016 12:01 PM (TnP/y)

251 A moose once bit my sister.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 07, 2016 12:02 PM (kTF2Z)

252
I didn't realize chickens were so mean.

====

I once was involved with the ASPCA in breaking up a duckfighting ring.

Posted by: Bigby's Fingertips at April 07, 2016 12:02 PM (3ZtZW)

253 Rooster illegality is for both the noise and to try and minimize the cock fighting rings.

Of course, the neighborhoods that are known for cock-fights are also known for never calling the cops for anything, ever.

Posted by: Chupacabra at April 07, 2016 12:03 PM (kZVsz)

254 I once was involved with the ASPCA in breaking up a duckfighting ring.

Posted by: Bigby's Fingertips at April 07, 2016 12:02 PM (3ZtZW)

Stop, you're quacking me up!

Posted by: Daff E Duck at April 07, 2016 12:03 PM (wYnyS)

255 Rooster illegality is for both the noise and to try and minimize the cock fighting rings.

Of course, the neighborhoods that are known for cock-fights are also known for never calling the cops for anything, ever.



Si!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 07, 2016 12:03 PM (SvnHQ)

256 When there's trouble from a gang, the gang is always racially integrated. They always take great pains to show a white guy and a black guy and an Asian guy in the rough, tough gang. Heaven forbid the kids should know the race-based composition of most street gangs.


Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 11:53 AM (jfBVm)



Caaan youuuu dig iiiiiit!?

Posted by: Cyrus at April 07, 2016 12:03 PM (uiwCw)

257 251
A moose once bit my sister.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 07, 2016 12:02 PM (kTF2Z)
hyenas stalked my son

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 07, 2016 12:04 PM (0O7c5)

258 Eh, the culture she has changed. And I'm afraid it's going to continue in the direction it's going. That old saying that politics is downstream from culture is true. For a dinosaur like me, it's just hold on to who I am and what I believe. And not sell my soul for the sake of conformity.

Posted by: kraken at April 07, 2016 12:04 PM (sdxPm)

259 Heaven forbid the kids should know the race-based composition of most street gangs.>>>

Has the EEOC addressed this problem yet?

If not I will take a million dollar grant to study it on netflix.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at April 07, 2016 12:04 PM (tf9Ne)

260 Of course, the neighborhoods that are known for cock-fights are also known for never calling the cops for anything, ever.
Posted by: Chupacabra at April 07, 2016 12:03 PM (kZVsz)
***
Para evitar la migra, vecino.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 12:04 PM (lutOX)

261 257 251
A moose once bit my sister.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 07, 2016 12:02 PM (kTF2Z)
hyenas stalked my son
Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 07, 2016 12:04 PM (0O7c5)

Where was Squirrel in all of this?

Posted by: kraken at April 07, 2016 12:05 PM (sdxPm)

262 So, thoughts on 'Rogue One?'

Or has that already been covered.

Damn working at work

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 07, 2016 12:05 PM (mEZce)

263 I live in a semi-rural community. This time of year, it's a big deal to take your toddlers to the feed store to see the baby ducks, chickens etc.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 07, 2016 12:06 PM (Nwg0u)

264 Why does the girl in white only have one arm? I feel #Triggered

Posted by: Michelle Fields at April 07, 2016 12:06 PM (10hEu)

265 We're productive as hell - that's our job, that's the job of anyone who
picks up a check in the real world - and the value we add to the product
is significant, and we're paid and paid very well for it.



A liberal friend of mine - a VC, no less - disputed my contention that most recycling is bullshit. My evidence? Mexicans come pick through trash cans on trash day looking for a) aluminum and b) glass, and ignore everything else.


My friend responded that he had an associate who made money from recycling other crap - by collecting government subsidies. I pointed out that he was not adding economic value, he was gaming a stupid liberal policy, and that if said stupid liberal policy provided subsidies for collecting used diapers, he could make money from that too.

I like to think I planted a seed there.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 07, 2016 12:07 PM (oKE6c)

266 A dingo ate your baby!

Posted by: Elaine Benes at April 07, 2016 12:07 PM (JO9+V)

267
if you want to have animals, move to the country. Your freedom to raise animals ends where I can smell your freedom from the house next door.


And if you move to the country and complain about the smell from my animals polluting your perfumed retreat, you can fuck right off back to the gritty, urban, hipster shithole you came from.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 07, 2016 12:08 PM (X6fMO)

268 Is this the thread for insulting Manet fans?

You are all a bunch of poopy heads, why have you let your tastes be seduced by someone who is clearly inferior to Monet?

Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 07, 2016 12:08 PM (8QRXr)

269 "hyenas stalked my son"


Say, is that bastard still running for President?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 07, 2016 12:08 PM (LA7Cm)

270 When there's trouble from a gang, the gang is always racially
integrated. They always take great pains to show a white guy and a black
guy and an Asian guy in the rough, tough gang. Heaven forbid the kids
should know the race-based composition of most street gangs.





Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 11:53 AM (jfBVm)



I've read (don't know if it's true) that 90% of gang membership is non-white. The 10% exception is presumably motorcycle gangs.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 07, 2016 12:08 PM (oKE6c)

271 A moose once bit my sister.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 07, 2016 12:02 PM (kTF2Z)
hyenas stalked my son
Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 07, 2016 12:04 PM (0O7c5)

Where was Squirrel in all of this?
Posted by: kraken



Playing with his nuts.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 07, 2016 12:09 PM (SvnHQ)

272 Imagine a gang of Pajama Boys.....

Posted by: kraken at April 07, 2016 12:10 PM (sdxPm)

273 Of course, the neighborhoods that are known for cock-fights are also known for never calling the cops for anything, ever.
Posted by: Chupacabra at April 07, 2016 12:03 PM (kZVsz)
***
Lady Thatcher told the story of the efforts, in Mao's China, to eradicate rats, carriers of the bubonic plague, which was rampaging through Shanghai, I think it was.

Anyway, the local bosses decided to enlist the locals in the effort, and paid a bounty per dead rat turned in.

Yeah, folks started urban rat-farms, wholesale breeding of rats, to turn in. Human nature is what it is.

Chinese gonna Chinese. A race of entrepreneurs if ever there was one.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 12:10 PM (lutOX)

274 Just watched the Rogue One trailer with the sound off. So... another strong female lead, huh?

Posted by: Chupacabra at April 07, 2016 12:10 PM (kZVsz)

275 I've read (don't know if it's true) that 90% of gang membership is non-white. The 10% exception is presumably motorcycle gangs.

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

Don't forget the Van Buren Boys.

Posted by: SH at April 07, 2016 12:10 PM (gmeXX)

276 The worst is commercials. Every tine there's a wacky/silly character in a
commercial it's the dumb white guy, doing dumb white guy stuf



Such as inventing calculus. Or quantum mechanics. Or transistors. You know. Silly white guy stuff.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 07, 2016 12:10 PM (oKE6c)

277 The 10% exception is presumably motorcycle gangs.

-
And chess clubs.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 07, 2016 12:10 PM (Nwg0u)

278 Eat a lot of peaches.
Blow up your tee vee...

Posted by: Bunkeratthebeach at April 07, 2016 12:11 PM (yTd4i)

279 A cat once sucked all the air out of my lungs.

Posted by: Bigby's Fingertips at April 07, 2016 12:11 PM (3ZtZW)

280 Chinese gonna Chinese. A race of entrepreneurs if ever there was one.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 12:10 PM (lutOX)



True dat.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 07, 2016 12:11 PM (oKE6c)

281 A moose once bit my sister.

Under the larch tree.

The laaaaaarch.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 07, 2016 12:11 PM (xuouz)

282 A Holy Lands moment devotional by Rabbi Eckstein

"Abracadabra"-When we use our words to encourage people, we create more positive people:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/gvulh55

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 07, 2016 12:13 PM (w4NZ8)

283 A chestnut once nipped at my nose

Posted by: Bigby's Fingertips at April 07, 2016 12:13 PM (3ZtZW)

284 269 "hyenas stalked my son"


Say, is that bastard still running for President?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 07, 2016 12:08 PM (LA7Cm)

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

He dropped out. Rumor has it that there were some major scandals brewing.

Posted by: Bucket of Dog Vomit 2016! at April 07, 2016 12:13 PM (kTF2Z)

285 paid a bounty per dead rat turned in.

Yeah, folks started urban rat-farms, wholesale breeding of rats, to turn in. Human nature is what it is.

-
This may be a flaw in my plan to offer a bounty for illegals.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 07, 2016 12:13 PM (Nwg0u)

286 Nobody show the empress:

http://www.dumpaday.com/wp-content/
uploads/2016/04/
random-pictures-152.jpg

Melon for lunch:

http://www.dumpaday.com/wp-content/
uploads/2016/04/
random-pictures-182.jpg

Minor flooding issues:
http://www.dumpaday.com/wp-content/
uploads/2016/04/
random-pictures-192.jpg

It's just a closeup, seriously if you just grab her behind the gills like scruffing a cat you can haul her right into the boat.

http://www.dumpaday.com/wp-content/
uploads/2016/04/
random-pictures-192.jpg

Posted by: DaveA at April 07, 2016 12:14 PM (DL2i+)

287 @SMFH: That "gun control" study sounds like it had some fucked methodology. Is it slightly possible that people are more likely to oppose gun control after they feel like someone in a position of authority is trying to manipulate them? Like, say, by saying "here, look at these pictures of black people - no reason"?

Posted by: Sporkatus at April 07, 2016 12:14 PM (HtLSE)

288 The Chinese are a people of oppression, and their entrepreneurship is just an extension of that.

Just reading about the history of the Great Wall... fuck.

Posted by: Chupacabra at April 07, 2016 12:14 PM (kZVsz)

289 280 Chinese gonna Chinese. A race of entrepreneurs if ever there was one.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 12:10 PM (lutOX)


True dat.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 07, 2016 12:11 PM (oKE6c)

Have a Chinese takeout place I've been going to for 20 years. Same great food, same people working the wok. Watched the owners put their kids through private schools. Also watched the help drive progressively better cars. This place has weathered all the shit that comes up over 20 years. So yeah, entrepreneurs, consummate business people.

Posted by: kraken at April 07, 2016 12:14 PM (sdxPm)

290 >>>>A liberal friend of mine - a VC, no less - disputed my contention that
most recycling is bullshit. My evidence? Mexicans come pick through
trash cans on trash day looking for a) aluminum and b) glass, and ignore
everything else.


My friend responded that he had an
associate who made money from recycling other crap - by collecting
government subsidies. I pointed out that he was not adding economic
value, he was gaming a stupid liberal policy, and that if said stupid
liberal policy provided subsidies for collecting used diapers, he could
make money from that too.

I like to think I planted a seed there.
.
.
.
.There is a can and bottle recycling place in Manchester, CT that let's you come in and drop off bags of bottles and cans for redemption and you don't have to stand in front of a machine and hand feed each on into it, and they give you the 5 cents you would get from feeding a machine at the store and wasting your time. We were wondering how they made any money because they paid you the 5 cents deposit for each can that you pay when you buy them. Come to find out they operate on a Federal grant that makes up the money they lose for payroll and all of their other expenses. They turn a modest profit from the Federal grant. Unbelievable.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 07, 2016 12:15 PM (iONHu)

291 Posted by: SH at April 07, 2016 11:45 AM (gmeXX)


It's never been true for the people doing the actual work, it only means lost jobs and more burnout (which keeps wages low) for those that remain.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at April 07, 2016 12:15 PM (cA3KN)

292 weasels ripped my flesh

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at April 07, 2016 12:16 PM (hk5Mp)

293 Heh.

A customer had me follow him around with my Kiev 88 and photograph him and his family among the bluebonnets. (It's a Texas thing.)

Dude paid me through the nose for 36 shots - three rolls of Kodak Portra. I delivered prints and digital files (straight negative scans, uncorrected), as agreed, at $10 per exposure.

Same day, he calls me back and wants to know what PhotoShop or other "filter" I used to get such amazing results.... Says his FB and Instagram and whatever the Hell else it people use were 'blown away.'

Sigh...

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 12:16 PM (lutOX)

294 "He dropped out."


Good. His tax plan was really starting to piss me off.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 07, 2016 12:16 PM (LA7Cm)

295 Lady Thatcher told the story of the efforts, in Mao's China, to eradicate rats, carriers of the bubonic plague, which was rampaging through Shanghai, I think it was.

Anyway, the local bosses decided to enlist the locals in the effort, and paid a bounty per dead rat turned in.

Yeah, folks started urban rat-farms, wholesale breeding of rats, to turn in.



Aka, the ubiquitous All You Can Eat Chinese Buffet.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 07, 2016 12:17 PM (SvnHQ)

296
Saw a story about these little dogs in the UK that are almost extinct. They look like fat little scotties and are rat dogs. The breeder would rent them out to chicken farms and the dogs would do their thing. Poor rats! Cute little dogs would end up covered in rat blood.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 07, 2016 12:17 PM (iQIUe)

297 267 I can respect that POV. A few of my neighbors hate my guts, but this is an extreme situation. I came out here 12 years or so ago, so I accept the typical farm smells as part of the whole country living experience.

I drove by a section in NW Ohio where they were spreading liquid from a CAFO. now way people are going to be able to be outside when they are spreading on that scale.

Posted by: Cooldawg at April 07, 2016 12:17 PM (/03CF)

298 Bourbon ducks. *hic*

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at April 07, 2016 12:17 PM (vtcmf)

299 Yeah, folks started urban rat-farms, wholesale breeding of rats, to turn in. Human nature is what it is.


Palpatine, I have a solution for that!

Posted by: Lord Havelock Vetinari at April 07, 2016 12:17 PM (wYnyS)

300 I was visiting a museum in St. Petersburg Florida. I'm wandering around, looking at all the modern art crap.

I end up in this deadend corner in a weird alcove of one of the main halls. Pretty much an area screaming "don't bother, no reason to look down here"

Cluttered in the corner, with about a dozen other paintings by people I'd never heard of were two Monets. No special lights, no separation, just hung there haphazardly.

It's Florida, what can I say?

Posted by: Dave in Fla at April 07, 2016 12:17 PM (8QRXr)

301 The problem is that some of the people eagerly
participating in the demonizing are liberal white males. That's who
still (mainly) runs the studios and networks .

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 07, 2016 11:50 AM (u0lmX)

Yep. If they're not actively subversive, they're doing it to pander to the left half of the bell curve, i.e., those who watch television.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 07, 2016 12:18 PM (oKE6c)

302 >>Yeah, folks started urban rat-farms, wholesale breeding of rat


How do you think they make Rat Cheese?

Posted by: garrett at April 07, 2016 12:18 PM (TnP/y)

303 I'm running on a platform of I'm not Hilary. We'll get into details later.

Posted by: Bucket of Dog Vomit 2016! at April 07, 2016 12:18 PM (kTF2Z)

304 "Nobody show the empress" is an impressive PhotoShop. I've got a pic of one of those and they can get pretty big.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 07, 2016 12:19 PM (AroJD)

305 Posted by: SH at April 07, 2016 11:45 AM (gmeXX)


It's never been true for the people doing the actual work, it only means lost jobs and more burnout (which keeps wages low) for those that remain.
Posted by: All Teh Meh at April 07, 2016 12:15 PM (cA3KN)

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

Depends on if that person who lost his/her job adapted? But good for society doesn't necessarily mean good for the individual. And often times means bad. But civilization has almost always (and perhaps always) benefited from increased productivity. I'm not sure why it is different now. And I'm not sure why I should find a statement from James P. that says something similar so bizarre?

Posted by: SH at April 07, 2016 12:20 PM (gmeXX)

306 40 "Waiting for Van Gogh".
Posted by: kraken at April 07, 2016 10:56 AM (sdxPm)

---

I'm waiting for Van Gogh-dot.

Posted by: biuzzsaw90 at April 07, 2016 12:20 PM (PNcou)

307 They eat horses, for God's sake.


Posted by: Donna and V.

This is the worst possible day to bring this up, but, I'm an asshole anyway.
Horse is damn good. "If you fix 'em right."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 07, 2016 12:20 PM (xq1UY)

308 284 269 "hyenas stalked my son"


Say, is that bastard still running for President?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 07, 2016 12:08 PM (LA7Cm)

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

He dropped out. Rumor has it that there were some major scandals brewing.
Posted by: Bucket of Dog Vomit 2016! at April 07, 2016 12:13 PM (kTF2Z)
--------------

There goes Lyin' Bucket again.
OF COURSE I'm still running.
I just went home to take a bath.

Posted by: Pus-Oozing Mange-Ridden Hyena at April 07, 2016 12:21 PM (T/5A0)

309 Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 07, 2016 12:20 PM (xq1UY)


Yeah. Don't expect a Christmas card this year!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 07, 2016 12:22 PM (wYnyS)

310 A "Loving Grace" ministry devotional-"In his presence is fullness of Joy":

http://preview.tinyurl.com/z2s3szs

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 07, 2016 12:22 PM (w4NZ8)

311 Nobody show the empress" is an impressive PhotoShop. I've got a pic of one of those and they can get pretty big.


Posted by: BeckoningChasm


If it was real it'd be an argument for restarting DDT production - in Hanford.

Posted by: DaveA at April 07, 2016 12:23 PM (DL2i+)

312 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 07, 2016 12:22 PM (w4NZ

Hey Fen... family made it home all right, I trust?

Posted by: kraken at April 07, 2016 12:23 PM (sdxPm)

313 I'd never eat a horse, but I do have a horsehide briefcase and coat.

Amazing leather.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 12:24 PM (lutOX)

314 That's gotta Bern! Hillary tries to show 'real New Yorker' Sanders how to ride the subway... but takes FIVE swipes to get through the turnstile and then only goes two stops

http://goo.gl/72Pr


How many times do you think Hills has ever ridden the subway? LOL

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 07, 2016 12:25 PM (iQIUe)

315 If it's worth recycling, drunks and drug addicts will do it for you, for free.

Posted by: tmitsss at April 07, 2016 12:26 PM (GzD2K)

316 Posted by: SH at April 07, 2016 12:20 PM (gmeXX)


The problem we will, and to some extent already are, facing, is that adaption (for at least the left half of the bell curve) is increasingly exceedingly difficult due to common technologies never before dreamed of.

However, as we make energy costs prohibitive, and off shore more manufacturing, and lower the standard of living, many of them will be able to convert quite nicely to a life of local gang warfare!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 07, 2016 12:26 PM (wYnyS)

317 Will I see you tonight? On a downtown train? *hic*

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at April 07, 2016 12:26 PM (vtcmf)

318

How many times do you think Hills has ever ridden the subway? LOL
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 07, 2016 12:25 PM (iQIUe)

Pay serious money to watch her jump a turnstyle, if they still had them. Better than Jackass"....

Posted by: kraken at April 07, 2016 12:27 PM (sdxPm)

319 Posted by: kraken at April 07, 2016 12:23 PM (sdxPm)

Yes, our son came in last night. Very tired and rather cranky. but home safe. Thanks for asking and thanks for the prayers, everyone.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 07, 2016 12:27 PM (w4NZ8)

320 However, as we make energy costs prohibitive, and off shore more manufacturing, and lower the standard of living, many of them will be able to convert quite nicely to a life of local gang warfare!
Posted by: Hrothgar at April 07, 2016 12:26 PM (wYnyS)
***
I'll be running the brigandage booth at the high school job-fair.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 12:28 PM (lutOX)

321 I just received a call, in the middle of my work day, mind you, from a guy looking for contributions for the Fraternal Order of Police.

Is this an organization I should think about supporting financially? What say the horde?

Posted by: chique d'afrique at April 07, 2016 12:28 PM (smQOA)

322
319 Posted by: kraken at April 07, 2016 12:23 PM (sdxPm)

Yes, our son came in last night. Very tired and rather cranky. but home safe. Thanks for asking and thanks for the prayers, everyone.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 07, 2016 12:27 PM (w4NZ

A good day, then, indeed.

Posted by: kraken at April 07, 2016 12:28 PM (sdxPm)

323 Sanders says he'll issue a formal apology for slavery if elected. I guess a half million dead in the Civil War just wasn't good enough.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 07, 2016 12:29 PM (Nwg0u)

324 I will issue letters of marque on day one!

Posted by: Bucket of Dog Vomit 2016! at April 07, 2016 12:29 PM (kTF2Z)

325 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 07, 2016 12:27 PM (w4NZ

Good to hear, now you can rest easier for a bit!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 07, 2016 12:29 PM (wYnyS)

326 321 I just received a call, in the middle of my work day, mind you, from a guy looking for contributions for the Fraternal Order of Police.

Is this an organization I should think about supporting financially? What say the horde?
Posted by: chique d'afrique at April 07, 2016 12:28 PM (smQOA)
***
Not like that. Those guys who cold-call work for a company that collects and skims a %.

Your local PD has a charity for officers and their families. Call the local cop-shop and they'll point you the way.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 12:29 PM (lutOX)

327 The problem we will, and to some extent already are, facing, is that adaption (for at least the left half of the bell curve) is increasingly exceedingly difficult due to common technologies never before dreamed of.

-----------

I suppose this argument has been made before. I just don't buy it. Doesn't mean we aren't in for a tough transition.

Posted by: SH at April 07, 2016 12:30 PM (gmeXX)

328 313 I'd never eat a horse, but I do have a horsehide briefcase and coat.

Amazing leather.




Keep it away from bells, or be prepared to wait for five furlongs for it to come back.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 07, 2016 12:30 PM (SvnHQ)

329
Is this an organization I should think about supporting financially? What say the horde?
Posted by: chique d'afrique at April 07, 2016 12:28 PM (smQOA)

My opinion is yes, chique. The Order does some things for its' members I personally approve of. You can check them out,in general, from online sources I think.

Posted by: kraken at April 07, 2016 12:31 PM (sdxPm)

330 Sanders says he'll issue a formal apology for slavery if elected. I guess a half million dead in the Civil War just wasn't good enough.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 07, 2016 12:29 PM (Nwg0u)



Nah. Most of those dead and wounded were flaunting their white privilege by risking their lives for a principle.

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 07, 2016 12:31 PM (wYnyS)

331 Yes, our son came in last night. Very tired and rather cranky. but home safe. Thanks for asking and thanks for the prayers, everyone.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 07, 2016 12:27 PM (w4NZ



Yay!! Glad to hear that!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 07, 2016 12:31 PM (SvnHQ)

332 Is this an organization I should think about supporting financially? What say the horde?
--

Generally, police are good people who have a difficult job.

However.... there are lots of incidents where they have not behaved well.

Opinion: pass on the donation, but instead, give the money you would have given to them to a charity you support without reservations.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at April 07, 2016 12:32 PM (MrV8Y)

333 That you, Jame Gumb?

Posted by: Sarah Jessica Parker at April 07, 2016 12:32 PM (8aOqE)

334 262 So, thoughts on 'Rogue One?'
Or has that already been covered.
Damn working at work
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 07, 2016 12:05 PM (mEZce)


Yeah, so it's about sending a team of plucky, out-numbered misfits and one-offs to take out a new Imperial weapons system that's about to be brought online.

In other words, it's the same Star wars movie they keep making over and over again.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 12:32 PM (jfBVm)

335 Anna, you still around?

Sussed out that photo. Was the Pacific. Lingayen, Philippines.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 07, 2016 12:32 PM (LA7Cm)

336 333 That you, Jame Gumb?
Posted by: Sarah Jessica Parker at April 07, 2016 12:32 PM (8aOqE)
***
Wait...was she a great big fat girl?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 12:34 PM (lutOX)

337 I will see to it that no feline immigrants or "refugees" will be admitted to this country without scrupulous vetting by K-9 police units!
Paw and phone, baby!

Posted by: Pus-Oozing Mange-Ridden Hyena at April 07, 2016 12:35 PM (T/5A0)

338 Mortimer posted a link to PayPal alternatives on the early thread - thank you, Mortimer!

Very welcome!

You think these guys would learn from Mozilla and others who have hurt themselves on this type of emotionally-charged fascism .

But as Kipling taught us, it is sure that the burnt fool's finger goes wabbling back to the fire.

Posted by: Mortimer at April 07, 2016 12:37 PM (K1QVo)

339 One of the Brussels bombers is still on the loose. He was the ahole in the white hat who accompanied the other two into the airport and left. Hope they kill him.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 07, 2016 12:37 PM (iQIUe)

340 337 I will see to it that no feline immigrants or "refugees" will be admitted to this country without scrupulous vetting by K-9 police units!
Paw and phone, baby!
Posted by: Pus-Oozing Mange-Ridden Hyena at April 07, 2016 12:35 PM (T/5A0)

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

That's not who we are! I will set up feline refugee camps overseas. We already have too many unskilled felines here.

Posted by: Bucket of Dog Vomit 2016! at April 07, 2016 12:38 PM (kTF2Z)

341 @215 Don Quixote USA is a real hoot. The Woody Allen movie just sucks, if you know the book. It's long out of print, but was in a RD Condensed Books that you can find. I just found out it's on Kindle, but you'll miss the fun illustrations.

Best part was the Sears Credit Card. Remember that when you read it.

FOP is notorious for contracting out its fund-raising. But if you can find somebody who's a member of a local chapter, a contribution will get you a bogus "courtesy card" that's so useful it's embarrassing. We should not have bak-sheesh in our country, and I denounce it. But I have one of those cards, Officer.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 07, 2016 12:38 PM (xq1UY)

342 332. However.... there are lots of incidents where they have not behaved well.

MILITARIZED THUG COPS!!!!!!11!!

It seems someone called me

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 12:38 PM (EPtLe)

343 White Privilege.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at April 07, 2016 12:39 PM (1ijHg)

344 338 --- I second the thanks, Mortimer. I do not have an account with PayPal but my daughter does and wants to dump them.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 07, 2016 12:40 PM (T/5A0)

345 Sanders says he'll issue a formal apology for slavery if elected. I guess a half million dead in the Civil War just wasn't good enough.


What's stopping that dumb hippie parasite from doing it now and just having it over?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 07, 2016 12:41 PM (8ZskC)

346 Colorado is considering requiring chicken guano to be used in all growing of medicinal marijuana in the State.

The purpose is to advance the long-held progressive dream of a chicken in every pot.

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at April 07, 2016 12:41 PM (ml1PM)

347 Re: Silence of the Lambs....

My angel, the future Empress, is the first and only woman I've ever met - and brother, I've met a few - who thinks it and 'Hannibal' are both love-stories.

She's right, of course, but people don't like to talk about it.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 12:42 PM (lutOX)

348 We should not have bak-sheesh in our country, and I denounce it. But I have one of those cards, Officer.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 07, 2016 12:38 PM (xq1UY)


You know, I'm starting to think that our country would function a lot better if we had some institutionalized, low-level bribery.

Then we could be up-front and honest about it, and not be, like, shocked face when some sticky-fingered pol gets caught with his hand in the till.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 12:42 PM (jfBVm)

349 Look, I'm not saying that Hyena is a closet commie, but he's a closet commie.

Posted by: Bucket of Dog Vomit 2016! at April 07, 2016 12:42 PM (kTF2Z)

350 I just received a call, in the middle of my work day, mind you, from a guy looking for contributions for the Fraternal Order of Police.

Is this an organization I should think about supporting financially? What say the horde?
Posted by: chique d'afrique at April 07, 2016 12:28 PM (smQOA)

Chique ask if it's the local chapter or not!!! I've gotten calls from police unions in Texas, which I find pretty unethical. You should donate to your local department if you're going to support the cops.

Posted by: Phone of kari at April 07, 2016 12:43 PM (1XIhg)

351 Posted by: SH at April 07, 2016 12:20 PM (gmeXX)


Adaption takes time and when you have kids to feed time is something you just don't have, so we end up with a society that isn't averse to welfare or a $15 minimum wage. It's much better to treat workers as real humans, not just numbers on a spreadsheet, in the private sector, it's better for everyone in the long run.

Posted by: All Teh Meh at April 07, 2016 12:43 PM (cA3KN)

352 @346 That's two chickens. And a normal 'C' --zombie Warren G.

BERNIE WAS A SLAVE OWNER??!!
--Big Headed Al

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 07, 2016 12:43 PM (xq1UY)

353 The purpose is to advance the long-held progressive dream of a chicken in every pot.
Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at April 07, 2016 12:41 PM (ml1PM)


And chicken poo in every yard!

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 12:43 PM (jfBVm)

354 I just received a call, in the middle of my work day, mind you, from a guy looking for contributions for the Fraternal Order of Police.

Is this an organization I should think about supporting financially? What say the horde?
Posted by: chique d'afrique at April 07, 2016 12:28 PM (smQOA)


SCAM

Hang up on them

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 07, 2016 12:44 PM (V/InG)

355 345. What's stopping that dumb hippie parasite from doing it now and just having it over?

The congress GOPe
They would never cave

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 12:44 PM (EPtLe)

356 I just received a call, in the middle of my work day, mind you, from a guy looking for contributions for the Fraternal Order of Police.


I do all my charitable donating with a guy who sets up a card table in front of Target with a sign that says "Teen Challenge" or some such thing.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 07, 2016 12:44 PM (8ZskC)

357 "Look, I'm not saying that Hyena is a closet commie, but he's a closet commie. "


Ya know, I wasn't liking you but Bucket is going a bit limp noodle on these damn illegals.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 07, 2016 12:45 PM (LA7Cm)

358 Sanders says he'll issue a formal apology for slavery if elected.

Hooray for Bernie! Pressing ahead on one of the most crucial issues of our time/sarc.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 07, 2016 12:45 PM (w4NZ8)

359 You say "Monet", I say "Manet", let's call the whole thing off.
One of those is pointless.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 07, 2016 12:45 PM (UbeIw)

360 You know, I'm starting to think that our country would function a lot better if we had some institutionalized, low-level bribery.

Then we could be up-front and honest about it, and not be, like, shocked face when some sticky-fingered pol gets caught with his hand in the till.
Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 12:42 PM (jfBVm)
***
As Hizzoner, Mayor Curley would say, "Good, honest graft."

It would simplify things to know the rates up-front.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 12:46 PM (lutOX)

361 The sidebar has this little blurb, " If anyone thinks the RNC giving the nom to anyone other than Trump or Cruz would result in obedient acceptance, they are badly misinterpreting exactly WHY Trump and Cruz are the candidates most are supporting."

The RNC doesn't care about acceptance. Most of us agree the establishment would be fine with losing, as long as individuals in the power structure keep their jobs. Put forward a nice, friendly loser like Mitt so you don't scare off down ballot voters, and you're set. If Trump and Cruz make things ugly, especially a 3rd party run, it's great! Built in excuse for why GOP lost, and the future solution they'll propose is greater establishment power to prevent challenges.

Posted by: Grimaldi at April 07, 2016 12:46 PM (aviWf)

362 Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 12:42 PM (jfBVm)

I see you've been reading my textbook on enhancing governmental efficiency!

Posted by: Lord Havelock Vetinari at April 07, 2016 12:46 PM (wYnyS)

363 Will Sanders' apology be one personal to him, or will he be apologizing on my behalf too? Because if it's the latter, he can just STFU.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 07, 2016 12:46 PM (8ZskC)

364 I usually answer police pleas for money with the response - "I already gave at the tax office."


On a few occasions I have tried to find whatever name they are going by on the internet, with no luck.

Posted by: grammie winger, watching the fig tree at April 07, 2016 12:47 PM (dFi94)

365 341 @215 Don Quixote USA is a real hoot. The Woody Allen movie just sucks, if you know the book. It's long out of print, but was in a RD Condensed Books that you can find. I just found out it's on Kindle, but you'll miss the fun illustrations.

Best part was the Sears Credit Card. Remember that when you read it.


Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 07, 2016 12:38 PM (xq1UY)

Thank you. I've added this to the crap ton of moron recommendations for the book thread this Sunday.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 12:47 PM (jfBVm)

366 Limp noodle on illegals? My stated policy is a forty foot wall and deportation of illegals via trebuchet. What's not to like. Oh, and I'll make Canada pay for the trebuchet.

Posted by: Bucket of Dog Vomit 2016! at April 07, 2016 12:47 PM (kTF2Z)

367 349 Look, I'm not saying that Hyena is a closet commie, but he's a closet commie.
Posted by: Bucket of Dog Vomit 2016! at April 07, 2016 12:42 PM (kTF2Z)
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So says the candidate whose very existence depends on the contributions of canines! A taker, not a worker!

I'm for the workers --- so a 1%-er bucket of leisure like you just calls me commie. Hah!


Posted by: Pus-Oozing Mange-Ridden Hyena at April 07, 2016 12:47 PM (T/5A0)

368 354. Agree with you, it's a scam
I am a member of the Fraternal Order of Police.
they don't use blind calls for contributions

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 12:47 PM (EPtLe)

369 SANDERS TO APOLOGIZE TO CHICKENS??!!
--same guy, basically. But now Home To Roost with 11 secret spices

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 07, 2016 12:48 PM (xq1UY)

370 Extra good new story, Bread Cast Forth Upon The Water edition:

http://tinyurl.com/hauqtr2

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at April 07, 2016 12:48 PM (9krrF)

371 Sanders says he'll issue a formal apology for slavery if elected.


Who gave Sanders the authority to apologize to the us Jews for the Egyptians?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 07, 2016 12:48 PM (V/InG)

372 Oh, and to add to my above, if the GOP loses the presidential election, they can blame anti-immigration sentiment and go full court press for amnesty. It's obviously the only hope for the party...

Posted by: Grimaldi at April 07, 2016 12:48 PM (aviWf)

373 Posted by: chique d'afrique at April 07, 2016 12:28 PM (smQOA)

Chique, would you mind contacting me at info @ knitnkitten . org (remove spaces)? I would appreciate your point of view on an article about Nigeria.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 07, 2016 12:48 PM (GDulk)

374 Limp noodle on illegals? My stated policy is a forty foot wall and deportation of illegals via trebuchet. What's not to like. Oh, and I'll make Canada pay for the trebuchet.

Posted by: Bucket of Dog Vomit 2016! at April 07, 2016 12:47 PM (kTF2Z)


And with a big enough trebuchet you could drop them right down on Puerto Rico.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 07, 2016 12:49 PM (8ZskC)

375 The "Time" (what used to be a magazine and is now just another website) article claiming that Trump and Bernie are ignorant on policy shows the difference between idiot leftists and sound nationalists.

Trump and Bernie both want to bring back as much manufacturing as possible to the U.S.

Time worries that these two are ignorant and na´ve because that would benefit the U.S. poor at the expense of the poor in other countries.

Apparently, our poor have no right to anything more than the poor of third world shit holes.

That's how things are viewed on the Upper East Side.

Posted by: jwest at April 07, 2016 12:49 PM (Zs4uk)

376 fine with losing, as long as individuals in the power structure keep their jobs.

There's losing and there's HoleyShit we don't even have poll-workers down-ticket wipe-out losing.

Posted by: DaveA at April 07, 2016 12:50 PM (DL2i+)

377 Posted by: Pus-Oozing Mange-Ridden Hyena at April 07, 2016 12:47 PM (T/5A0)

--------

And you,sir, are a scavenger. He freely admits he's a commie. And have you seen his wife? Well, let's just say he's a hyena and really, ya think the hotties are attracted to a mutated dog?

Posted by: Bucket of Dog Vomit 2016! at April 07, 2016 12:53 PM (kTF2Z)

378 Apparently, our poor have no right to anything more than the poor of third world shit holes.

That's how things are viewed on the Upper East Side.
Posted by: jwest at April 07, 2016 12:49 PM (Zs4uk)
***
Can't remember who it was, but there was a writer who said the goal of globalism was to reduce the entire planet to the level of prosperity to which a Pakistani brick-layer aspired.

We should be making things here. We have always been the best in the world at it.

I've said before, and I'll say again: "Driving each other around for Uber is no basis for an economy."

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 12:53 PM (lutOX)

379 Teen Challenge is a legitimate organization. It is a Christian based organization that helps people including lots of adults adults with substance abuse.recovery I haven't looked at its record with Charity Navigator, but some years ago I knew someone who went through the program and it helped him:

http://www.teenchallengeusa.com

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 07, 2016 12:53 PM (w4NZ8)

380 375. Hmmmm

Question: and how exactly how would Trump bring back manufacturing?

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 12:54 PM (EPtLe)

381 they don't use blind calls for contributions

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 12:47 PM (EPtLe)

But if you don't donate they'll shoot your dog.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 07, 2016 12:55 PM (Zu3d9)

382 drop them right down on Puerto Rico.

Viequez Range is closed. RADM out front should have tole ya.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 07, 2016 12:55 PM (xq1UY)

383 Question: and how exactly how would Trump bring back manufacturing?

If the plan doesn't wipe out decades of junk regulations, it's bollocks.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at April 07, 2016 12:56 PM (9krrF)

384 380 375. Hmmmm

Question: and how exactly how would Trump bring back manufacturing?
Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 12:54 PM (EPtLe)
***
That's a good question. I don't know of any policies that would encourage it, but there are many regulations and barriers that could be removed.

But it's a fair question.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 12:56 PM (lutOX)

385 Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 12:54 PM (EPtLe)

That's easy. He will negotiate a great deal and have all of the overseas manufacturing brought back to the US.

It will be YUUUGE!

Posted by: TRUNPTRUMPTRUMP at April 07, 2016 12:56 PM (Zu3d9)

386 372 Oh, and to add to my above, if the GOP loses the presidential election, they can blame anti-immigration sentiment and go full court press for amnesty. It's obviously the only hope for the party...
Posted by: Grimaldi at April 07, 2016 12:48 PM (aviWf)
----------------------
That is my fear, especially if Trump is the nominee, because that is the issue he is most connected to in the popular mind. (Whether he's serious or not about it is beside the point.)

The Dems and GOPe will seize the moment of Hillary's landslide victory to give us amnesty and open borders on steroids. The American people have spoken!!!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 07, 2016 12:57 PM (T/5A0)

387 >>That's how things are viewed on the Upper East Side.


And in the White House.

Cousin PookE and Obama's Brother should be equally miserable while he plays golf and flies around the world on our Tax Dollars.

Posted by: garrett at April 07, 2016 12:57 PM (TnP/y)

388 381. Of course
That's why they ask in person

383. Shhhhhhhh
That's Cruz's plan
And yes, that's the exact way to do it

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 12:58 PM (EPtLe)

389 I'll say this, as one who's done time in manufacturing:

There's a reason foreign-owned companies send their critical manufacturing to the States.

To quote 'Cabin in the Woods,' if you want a quality product, you buy American.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 12:58 PM (lutOX)

390 Teen Challenge is a legitimate organization. It is a Christian based organization that helps people including lots of adults adults with substance abuse.

Yes, but I'm suspecting that the guy with the dreadlocks and the hand-lettered cardboard sign may be working his own game.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 07, 2016 12:59 PM (8ZskC)

391 385. That's literally what he says
And tariffs....aka consumer tax

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 12:59 PM (EPtLe)

392 I see you've been reading my textbook on enhancing governmental efficiency!
Posted by: Lord Havelock Vetinari at April 07, 2016 12:46 PM (wYnyS)


Yes, I've always admired the efficiency of the Ankh-Morpork municipal administration. And I've got to hand it to you - otherwise, you'll send a couple of men around to take it away.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 12:59 PM (jfBVm)

393 well I see Waldo.

Posted by: Satan of Blutwurst Vt at April 07, 2016 01:00 PM (qSIlh)

394 Teen Challenge is a legitimate organization.
I'm sure it is. But you couldn't pay me to put that into Google Image.

Apparently, Trump could do wonders for our nascent rayon scarf industry.
The flame-resistant rayon scarf industry...

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 07, 2016 01:00 PM (xq1UY)

395 We're soliciting donations to purchase bullet proof vests for our K-9s cuz sometimes we get a little carried away.

Posted by: FOP at April 07, 2016 01:00 PM (kTF2Z)

396 how exactly how would Trump bring back manufacturing?

???
Why?
Are there no more work farms and poor houses?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 07, 2016 01:00 PM (V/InG)

397 377 --- Bucket of Dog Vomit made fun of Pus-Oozing Hyena's wife!!!!!
Kick the Bucket!!! Kick the Bucket!!!

Posted by: National Society of Screaming Bitches at April 07, 2016 01:01 PM (T/5A0)

398 391 385. That's literally what he says
And tariffs....aka consumer tax
Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 12:59 PM (EPtLe)
***
Yeah, tariffs don't work, they just pass the cost on to the final customer.

But lightening the regulatory burdens would work wonders.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 01:01 PM (lutOX)

399 Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 07, 2016 12:59 PM (8ZskC)

It's possible, but they do have some rather rough looking people manning the tables sometimes. It's part of the program that they have to go out and raise funds.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 07, 2016 01:01 PM (w4NZ8)

400
381 they don't use blind calls for contributions

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 12:47 PM (EPtLe)

But if you don't donate they'll shoot your dog.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 07, 2016 12:55 PM (Zu3d9)








If you do donate, they only wound your dog.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 07, 2016 01:01 PM (SHfcd)

401 396 how exactly how would Trump bring back manufacturing?

???
Why?
Are there no more work farms and poor houses?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 07, 2016 01:00 PM (V/InG)
***
Surplus population....we've got plenty of poor folks, but we seem to import more.

Funny, that.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 01:02 PM (lutOX)

402 A vote for a hyena or dog would be insanity.

Posted by: Feces Flinging Monkey at April 07, 2016 01:03 PM (8aOqE)

403 But lightening the regulatory burdens would work wonders.


Doing away with the federal minimum wage would be a big step too, but it won't happen because the LIVs will never understand that a minimum wage prices vulnerable unskilled workers out of the labor market.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 07, 2016 01:03 PM (8ZskC)

404 Hillizard: Bernie killed the kids at Sandy Hook. Hillizard tweet:

"@BernieSanders prioritized gun manufacturers' rights over the parents of the children killed at Sandy Hook."

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 07, 2016 01:03 PM (Nwg0u)

405 I knew you would figure it out.

The extra wide black stripes on bare metal and the codes on the tails all say Philippines.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 07, 2016 01:03 PM (qjrXu)

406
You know, I'm starting to think that our country would function a lot better if we had some institutionalized, low-level bribery.

Then we could be up-front and honest about it, and not be, like, shocked face when some sticky-fingered pol gets caught with his hand in the till.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 12:42 PM (jfBVm)



The late, great Tammany sachem George Washington Plunkitt: "I seen my opportunities and I took 'em."

http://goo.gl/IATr98

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 07, 2016 01:04 PM (X6fMO)

407 If the plan doesn't wipe out decades of junk regulations, it's bollocks.

I'm questioning "Junk regulation" and "bollocks" in the same sentence here.
It brings back a painful memory for me.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 07, 2016 01:04 PM (xq1UY)

408 397 377 --- Bucket of Dog Vomit made fun of Pus-Oozing Hyena's wife!!!!!
Kick the Bucket!!! Kick the Bucket!!!
Posted by: National Society of Screaming Bitches at April 07, 2016 01:01 PM (T/5A0)

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

Calm down, sugar tits. I didn't make fun of her. All I'm saying is she could knock a buzzard off a shit wagon at a hundred paces.

Posted by: Bucket of Dog Vomit 2016! at April 07, 2016 01:04 PM (kTF2Z)

409 Doing away with the federal minimum wage would be a big step too, but it won't happen because the LIVs will never understand that a minimum wage prices vulnerable unskilled workers out of the labor market.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 07, 2016 01:03 PM (8ZskC)
***
Hear, hear!

The minimum wage is the greatest obstacle to something resembling a decent life there is, after the income tax and mass immigration.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 01:05 PM (lutOX)

410
John Schindler

Sberbank = Kremlin + Putin + Russian intelligence. Why is Hillary's top advisor their DC lobbyist? Seems important.

http://goo.gl/qdIXJf

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 07, 2016 01:05 PM (iQIUe)

411 Bucket of Dog Vomit made fun of Pus-Oozing Hyena's wife!!!!!

Kick the Bucket!!! Kick the Bucket!!!

Posted by: National Society of Screaming Bitches




So wrong.

...



I lol'd.

Posted by: Mortimer at April 07, 2016 01:05 PM (K1QVo)

412 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 07, 2016 01:04 PM (X6fMO)

Fantastic book!

[Thank you Mr. Cole for having it on the reading list...in 1980]

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 07, 2016 01:05 PM (Zu3d9)

413 >>"@BernieSanders prioritized gun manufacturers' rights over the parents of the children killed at Sandy Hook."


Robbing those children of a chance to grow up and get raped by Hillary's pedophile clients.

Posted by: garrett at April 07, 2016 01:05 PM (TnP/y)

414 398. That, kill Obamacare and allow healthcare to go across state lines to make it more competitive, and cut the corporate tax

Manufacturing would come back tomorrow

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 01:06 PM (EPtLe)

415 Posted by: Feces Flinging Monkey at April 07, 2016 01:03 PM (8aOqE)

--------

Oh, look at Mr Johnny Come Lately. Don't be fooled people. He's just in it to force a brokered convention.

#neverhyena

Posted by: Bucket of Dog Vomit 2016! at April 07, 2016 01:07 PM (kTF2Z)

416 I suppose this argument has been made before. I just don't buy it. Doesn't mean we aren't in for a tough transition.

Posted by: SH at April 07, 2016 12:30 PM (gmeXX)



I have a marginally capable individual that is willing to work. I need a 2' ditch dug from point A to point B.

1. I hand him a shovel and pick and say "Git 'er done!"

or

2. I hand him the keys to my $150,000+ John Deere tractor with backhoe and say "Git 'er done!"


I don't think 2 is an alternative!"

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 07, 2016 01:07 PM (wYnyS)

417 Gaping, Freely Bleeding Head Wound 2016!

Bucket of Dog Vomit is a trojan horse! A trojan horse for disease!

Pus-Oozing Hyena is a trojan hyena! A trojan hyena for socialism!

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 07, 2016 01:08 PM (xuouz)

418 Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 01:06 PM (EPtLe)

Yup.

Hell....announce a 2% decrease/year in the U.S. corporate tax rate until it hits 10%.

There would be so much repatriation and building your head would spin.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 07, 2016 01:08 PM (Zu3d9)

419 Hillary in the subway? Remember in 2004, the Kerry and Edwards team right after the convention visited a Wendy's north of NYC, and Mrs Kerry of the Heinz Ketchup fortune wanted to know what chili tasted like?

They're just like us, what with the rest of us being rich elitist prigs

Posted by: Satan of Blutwurst Vt at April 07, 2016 01:09 PM (qSIlh)

420 @BernieSanders prioritized gun manufacturers' rights over the parents of the children killed at Sandy Hook."

So parents have rights not to have their children killed by some totally dysfunctional/mentally teen who appeared to want to get back at mom?

(And yes, I have compassion for the parents of the kids killed. His mom shouldn't have allowed him to have a gun in the first place, but to make Bernie responsible somehow-com'on!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 07, 2016 01:09 PM (w4NZ8)

421 417 Gaping, Freely Bleeding Head Wound 2016!

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

Yeah, we need him like we need another hole in the head.

Posted by: Bucket of Dog Vomit 2016! at April 07, 2016 01:10 PM (kTF2Z)

422 416. Depends
Is the ditch being dug for a boy who was eying your daughter?
In that case the backhoe would be better
Faster=less witnesses

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 01:10 PM (EPtLe)

423 Posted by: Feces Flinging Monkey
#neverhyena


*nasal spew*


dammit , people!



I am so getting fired.


Posted by: Mortimer at April 07, 2016 01:10 PM (K1QVo)

424 Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 12:59 PM (jfBVm)

Pray I do not revise the textbook ...

further!

Posted by: Lord Havelock Vetinari at April 07, 2016 01:11 PM (wYnyS)

425 Monet by Manet. Nice!

Posted by: sinalco at April 07, 2016 01:11 PM (yODqO)

426 I just received a call, in the middle of my work day, mind you, from a guy looking for contributions for the Fraternal Order of Police.

Is this an organization I should think about supporting financially? What say the horde?

Posted by: chique d'afrique at April 07, 2016 12:28 PM (smQOA)


Never donate over the phone. The companies that run the call centers are not the ones ostensibly receiving the funds; they are boiler room operations and generally keep upwards of 80% of the money that they raise for themselves.

If you want to make a charitable donation, research the organization to make sure it doesn't spend all its money on administrative expenses, and then donate directly.

Posted by: HTL at April 07, 2016 01:11 PM (PI8Vq)

427 415 Posted by: Feces Flinging Monkey at April 07, 2016 01:03 PM (8aOqE)

--------

Oh, look at Mr Johnny Come Lately. Don't be fooled people. He's just in it to force a brokered convention.

#neverhyena
Posted by: Bucket of Dog Vomit 2016! at April 07, 2016 01:07 PM (kTF2Z)
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Damned straight.
#neverbucket

Posted by: Pus-Oozing Mange-Ridden Hyena at April 07, 2016 01:11 PM (T/5A0)

428 What was the "mandate" (almost always mythical, and proven to be so in practice) from the electorate was behind 1) the abortive disastrous amnesty push in 2006 (from the GOP WH)? 2) the abortive and even more clown-tastic idiocy of the Gang of Eight?


Answer: no mandate, of course.


Amnesty is the stupidest, most obviously disastrous and unjust, "policy" idea ever seriously entertained by more than fringe elements in American politics.


It does not arise from any sort of electoral mandate, it doesn't need same, and it hasn't been stopped by anything except actual grass-roots revolt and overwhelming popular opposition. It will come at us again if anybody but You Know Who wins (and, possibly, even if he *does* win the WH), almost guaranteed.


Opposition to amnesty is one of the "outlier" bits of data that there's any hope for the country. Opposition to "gun control" being the other. (both completely genuine, barely organized, organic popular opposition to incredibly stupid, destructive, and in one case racist/race-baiting ideas) Other than that - "it's dead, Jim". At least it looks that way.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 07, 2016 01:11 PM (QDnY+)

429 how exactly how would Trump bring back manufacturing?

Is there a right answer to this? Or is it just today's means of couching #NeverTrump! sentiments?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 07, 2016 01:11 PM (xuouz)

430 The late, great Tammany sachem George Washington Plunkitt: "I seen my opportunities and I took 'em."
http://goo.gl/IATr98
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 07, 2016 01:04 PM (X6fMO)


Thanks, what a cool book.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 01:11 PM (jfBVm)

431 "Sberbank = Kremlin + Putin + Russian intelligence. Why is Hillary's top advisor their DC lobbyist? Seems important."

Reset button! Reset button!

Peregruzka! Peregruzka!

Posted by: torquewrench at April 07, 2016 01:11 PM (noWW6)

432 Mortimerrrrrrr.

Fistbumps man. Howaya?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 07, 2016 01:12 PM (xuouz)

433 418 Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 01:06 PM (EPtLe)

Yup.

Hell....announce a 2% decrease/year in the U.S. corporate tax rate until it hits 10%.

There would be so much repatriation and building your head would spin.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 07, 2016 01:08 PM (Zu3d9)
***
A marital aid can dream.....

But, seriously, to encourage industry in this country is not at all difficult. But, for whatever reason, Our Betters have decided that making things is icky.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 01:12 PM (lutOX)

434 Posted by: Lord Havelock Vetinari at April 07, 2016 01:11 PM

Says the guy who doesn't know what a snarkenfaugister is...Puh-leeze.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 07, 2016 01:12 PM (bzd8I)

435 418. It amazes me just how easy it really is to bring back jobs
Yet the idiots in congress won't do it
It makes me think deep down inside they want an uprising

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 01:12 PM (EPtLe)

436
Monet by Manet. Nice!
Posted by: sinalco


I guess.

Posted by: Manny Mota Mota Mota at April 07, 2016 01:13 PM (FkBIv)

437 Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 01:10 PM (EPtLe)

If that were the reason, I'd do all the work personally!

Faster, safer, and secure!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 07, 2016 01:13 PM (wYnyS)

438 Art of a different sort

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Ise-Ananphada-15.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 07, 2016 01:14 PM (qjrXu)

439 Posted by: sinalco at April 07, 2016 01:11 PM (yODqO)

Manet was only painting for the Monet!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 07, 2016 01:14 PM (wYnyS)

440 People say Gaping, Freely Bleeding Head Wound has no experience, that he's nothing more than the product of some shoddy 15th floor masonry and pure, dumb chance, that he'll hold any position as long as it's on your head.

To that I say, isn't that what we're looking for? Gaping, Freely Bleeding Head Wound is what he is. He doesn't try to comply with someone else's idea of what a potentially fatal injury should look like.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 07, 2016 01:14 PM (xuouz)

441 437 Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 01:10 PM (EPtLe)

If that were the reason, I'd do all the work personally!

Faster, safer, and secure!
Posted by: Hrothgar at April 07, 2016 01:13 PM (wYnyS)
***
No imagination, no 'snap,' no vision.....

You make the little miscreant dig his own hole....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 01:15 PM (lutOX)

442 "I just received a call, in the middle of my work day, mind you, from a
guy looking for contributions for the Fraternal Order of Police."

The last time some canvassing outfit for the local cop shop called up asking for contributions, the first thing they said was, and I swear I'm not making this up, "Now sir, before we go any further, I should let you know that this conversation is being recorded, for safety and security reasons."

Oh. I feel so much better now.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 07, 2016 01:15 PM (noWW6)

443 429. Bit of both to be honest
Trump promises the world but he explains says HOW

If I missed it I'd like to be informed before I cast a vote
I might be a democrat but I'm not a LIV

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 01:16 PM (EPtLe)

444 re 429 how exactly how would Trump bring back manufacturing?


Hillery! explained! it! Close coal mines, throw thousands of miners out of work... something... prosperity!

Posted by: Satan of Blutwurst Vt at April 07, 2016 01:16 PM (qSIlh)

445 "Yet the idiots in congress won't do it "

Conflict of interest. They been bought off by multinational companies and foreign governments.

No controlling legal authority. (You think they are going to arrest themselves?)

Posted by: just saying at April 07, 2016 01:16 PM (I0sxh)

446 Hyena's foreign policy is "let's be nice to the." You really expect to be safe with such a lily livered, gutless pussy as CIC? I will enact the AllenG policy of burn, scatter,salt.

Posted by: Bucket of Dog Vomit 2016! at April 07, 2016 01:16 PM (kTF2Z)

447 "RELIEVED HIMSELF IN THE GRASS PILE"

Be working at Chipotle next.

Posted by: just saying at April 07, 2016 01:17 PM (I0sxh)

448 Hyena, Bucket, or Head Wound; which again is the practising heterosexual?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 07, 2016 01:17 PM (qjrXu)

449 You make the little miscreant dig his own hole....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 01:15 PM (lutOX)


Although a proven and time-honored technique, I view time to completion as a critical design factor!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 07, 2016 01:18 PM (wYnyS)

450 Hyena's foreign policy is "let's be nice to the." You really expect to be safe with such a lily livered, gutless pussy as CIC? I will enact the AllenG policy of burn, scatter,salt.
Posted by: Bucket of Dog Vomit 2016! at April 07, 2016 01:16 PM (kTF2Z)


Pretty eloquent, pretty fucking eloquent, for a cheap plastic bucket full of mouldering, days-old dog vomit. If you really even ARE dog-vomit, like you claim.

You're a Clinton plant! I knew it all along!

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 07, 2016 01:18 PM (xuouz)

451 re 442: that's normal in call centers, although it doesn't mean they are recording it.

I got a call some time ago from (or for) what I recall was a similar organization. When I said I really couldn't spare anything, the guy said, "ok, I understand, I'll just put you down for 25 dollars." There was almost a hint of "or else" in his voice, as I recall.

Posted by: Satan of Blutwurst Vt at April 07, 2016 01:18 PM (qSIlh)

452
Any The Americans fans? That was so sad last night. Poor, Nina....sob!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 07, 2016 01:18 PM (iQIUe)

453 437. 441. You know, I was looking at nck the other day when she and T were going out for mom/kid day and thought holy shit I need to pre-dig some graves

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 01:18 PM (EPtLe)

454 Hyena, Bucket, or Head Wound; which again is the practising heterosexual?
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 07, 2016 01:17 PM (qjrXu)

Not sure whether you'd classify it as hetero, but Head Wound is a practicing stoma fetishist.

Do not fucking google that.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 07, 2016 01:19 PM (xuouz)

455 Tyga 'not backing down' from custody battle with Blac Chyna over their son King Cairo



-What the LIV crowd deems important

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at April 07, 2016 01:19 PM (mEZce)

456 428--- rhomboid at April 07, 2016 01:11 PM (QDnY+)
------------
Of course, but you are talking about reality.
I am talking about images. Images that favor the narrative. Images you can exploit if you seize the moment.



Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 07, 2016 01:19 PM (T/5A0)

457 Hyena is a practicing thespian.

#neverhyena

Posted by: Bucket of Dog Vomit 2016! at April 07, 2016 01:19 PM (kTF2Z)

458 Graves? You got a volcano dude.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 07, 2016 01:19 PM (qjrXu)

459 >>1. I hand him a shovel and pick and say "Git 'er done!"


2. I hand him the keys to my $150,000+ John Deere tractor with backhoe and say "Git 'er done!"

You hand him a shovel and tell him to get his dirt out of Boss Kean's ditch, but not to put it in Boss Paul's yard.

Posted by: General Zod at April 07, 2016 01:19 PM (Bdeb0)

460 "Hillary in the subway? Remember in 2004, the Kerry and Edwards team
right after the convention visited a Wendy's north of NYC, and Mrs Kerry
of the Heinz Ketchup fortune wanted to know what chili tasted like?"

Nothing from the 2004 campaign year will ever top Lurch himself, in the coffee shop of a motel in rural Kansas, grandly saying to the waitress, "I'd like to start off with some green tea," and having her pause for several long and meaningful seconds before replying "We have Lipton's."

Posted by: torquewrench at April 07, 2016 01:19 PM (noWW6)

461 "Trump promises the world but he explains says HOW"

The only candidates that won't be torn apart by the media if the give details are the ones with a D beside their name.

Megyn Kelly and her charts? Where are her charts for Hillary and Bernie?

Posted by: just saying at April 07, 2016 01:20 PM (I0sxh)

462 Hyena, Bucket, or Head Wound; which again is the practising heterosexual?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 07, 2016 01:17 PM (qjrXu)

Well, the hyena was humping a head wound which caused a dog to vomit into a bucket...

Posted by: Feces Flinging Monkey at April 07, 2016 01:21 PM (8aOqE)

463 Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 01:18 PM (EPtLe)

Scope out good locations early as a preemptive maneuver.

There's still one guy out there that I should have shot when I had the chance!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 07, 2016 01:21 PM (wYnyS)

464 Look, Amy Lynn is on the list:

http://marinafontaine.blogspot.com/2016/04/conservative-libertarian-fiction.html

Posted by: @votermom at April 07, 2016 01:21 PM (nbrY/)

465 Monet, honet.

Posted by: zombie Elvis at April 07, 2016 01:21 PM (UsLZp)

466 "thought holy shit I need to pre-dig some graves"

Don't you just hate it when you put in all that time and trouble and you come back later and you find someone went and used the grave you so carefully prepared?

There oughta be a law or sumpin.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 07, 2016 01:22 PM (noWW6)

467 458. Wrong island though
But then again I'd bet TSA wouldn't find a body in my luggage

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 01:22 PM (EPtLe)

468 449 You make the little miscreant dig his own hole....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 01:15 PM (lutOX)

Although a proven and time-honored technique, I view time to completion as a critical design factor!
Posted by: Hrothgar at April 07, 2016 01:18 PM (wYnyS)
***
See, that's where temperament comes into it.

I've got two daughters - I'm Polish/German Jew, their mother was half-Cajun, half-WASP - and they inherited their mother's height and my superior Semitic genes, so, yeah, they' attract attention.

For my money, I want the little bastard to think about what led him to the end of a logging road, exhausted and shaking, digging his own grave in the middle of the night.

Let it take as long as it takes.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 01:23 PM (lutOX)

469 OSP is gonna get a swelled head for having two books on that list.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 07, 2016 01:23 PM (qjrXu)

470 We're saved! We're saved!

Queer women are shaping Chicago's Black Lives Matter movement
http://tinyurl.com/z4ews9k

Posted by: CrustyB at April 07, 2016 01:23 PM (GvSpB)

471 Posted by: torquewrench at April 07, 2016 01:22 PM (noWW6)

The more the merrier, I always say!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 07, 2016 01:23 PM (wYnyS)

472 "I'd like to start off with some green tea," and having her pause for several long and meaningful seconds before replying "We have Lipton's."

*snort*

I don't remember that but I think it tops his "Can I get me a huntin' license?" question at the bait shop.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 07, 2016 01:23 PM (LA7Cm)

473 I lost FX - will have to wait until the season gets to Prime to catch up

Posted by: @votermom at April 07, 2016 01:23 PM (nbrY/)

474 We saw the After Painting 2 days ago............nudity crudity chalk etchings knickers everywhore.....cancelled my sub to pornhub.....

Posted by: saf at April 07, 2016 01:23 PM (qKiBT)

475 Or just roll the bodies in amongst the tent dwelling 'homeless' on the west shore. Bet no one finds them for weeks.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 07, 2016 01:25 PM (qjrXu)

476 I cannot believe discourse has sunk this low, calling Hyena a "pussy," questioning his sexuality. (NTTIAWWI.)

Is this presidential behavior? Is it? Is it?

Posted by: Pus-Oozing Hyena's Campaign Manager at April 07, 2016 01:25 PM (T/5A0)

477 463 466. I'll do it the easy way
I'll let T take care of it
I mean hell she's always saying they'll never find my body

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 01:25 PM (EPtLe)

478 cancelled my sub to pornhub.....
Posted by: saf at April 07, 2016 01:23 PM (qKiBT)

Anyone paying for porn in 2016 is either an idiot or a pervert.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 07, 2016 01:26 PM (xuouz)

479 272 Imagine a gang of Pajama Boys.....

Posted by: kraken at April 07, 2016 12:10 PM (sdxPm)

Oh, great, now I'm visualizing the opening scene of West Side Story with a bunch of snowflakes marching down the sidewalk wearing plaid footie pajamas and trying to snap their fingers in time:

"When you're a puss, you're a puss all the way, from your first safe space to your last dying day..."

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 07, 2016 01:26 PM (u0lmX)

480 Bwaaaaa haaaa haaaaaa


Controversial Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson is polling at less than 1 percent in his bid for Baltimore mayor

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at April 07, 2016 01:27 PM (mEZce)

481 476 I cannot believe discourse has sunk this low, calling Hyena a "pussy," questioning his sexuality. (NTTIAWWI.)

Is this presidential behavior? Is it? Is it?
Posted by: Pus-Oozing Hyena's Campaign Manager at April 07, 2016 01:25 PM (T/5A0)

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

Notice he didn't deny it? Truth hurts, don't it, Sparky?

Posted by: Bucket of Dog Vomit 2016! at April 07, 2016 01:27 PM (kTF2Z)

482


445 "Yet the idiots in congress won't do it "

Conflict of interest. They been bought off by multinational companies and foreign governments.

No controlling legal authority. (You think they are going to arrest themselves?)
Posted by: just saying at April 07, 2016 01:16 PM (I0sxh)


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



When it becomes difficult or impossible for the populace to heat their homes in the winter or cool them in the summer, when the government starts limiting free mobility, and when most of one's paycheck is being confiscated to support people who actively are trying to kill them, then we MIGHT see a call to arms.

Only when Americans have nothing left to lose will they rise up. And by that time, it'll probably be too late.

The America as I've known it for most of my life is gone. It will never return.

Posted by: Soona at April 07, 2016 01:27 PM (Fmupd)

483 Donna V, and the love interest is now named Mario.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 07, 2016 01:27 PM (qjrXu)

484 Is this presidential behavior? Is it? Is it? "


This whole "going negative" is just really turning me off on the whole thing.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 07, 2016 01:28 PM (LA7Cm)

485 I mean hell she's always saying they'll never find my body
Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 01:25 PM (EPtLe)
***
That was one of the arrows in my mother's quiver of threats.

The other was, "It'll be closed-casket for you."

Yeah, she was kinda dark.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 01:28 PM (lutOX)

486 He gazed up at the computer screen. Forty threads it had taken him to learn what kind of smile was hidden beneath the all-caps shitposting. O cruel, needless misunderstanding! O stubborn, self-willed exile from the loving breast! Two valu-rite-scented tears trickled down the sides of his nose. But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved MUMR.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 07, 2016 01:28 PM (xuouz)

487 475. The Maili and Nanakuli camps
I'm proud to say they are gone and the beaches are back and beautiful
Still crappy areas but the beaches are clean

Although they are starting to take over Tracks again
The one across from the power plant

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 01:29 PM (EPtLe)

488 Anyone paying for porn in 2016 is either an idiot or a pervert.


Why can't you be both?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 07, 2016 01:29 PM (8ZskC)

489 433
But, seriously, to encourage industry in this country is not at all difficult. But, for whatever reason, Our Betters have decided that making things is icky.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 01:12 PM (lutOX)


There is a conscious and deliberate policy to deindustrialize America. Mark Levin has talked about it several times.

The globalists are doing it for both redistributionist and environmental reasons. In fact, I think the environmental aspects just serve as a ruse to implement the policy. They aren't too concerned about increasing pollution in China.

Posted by: rickl at April 07, 2016 01:30 PM (zoehZ)

490 Controversial Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson is polling at less than 1 percent in his bid for Baltimore mayor

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at April 07, 2016 01:27 PM (mEZce)
______________________________

I'll start drafting a victory speech for him!

Posted by: Marco Rubio at April 07, 2016 01:31 PM (HSmrB)

491 It's 12:34 Central Daylight Time.

Do you know where your ewok is?

Posted by: mindful webworker - by gump at April 07, 2016 01:31 PM (xP7rZ)

492 The America as I've known it for most of my life is gone. It will never return.
Posted by: Soona at April 07, 2016 01:27 PM (Fmupd)

And yet we will continue living. What can we make of what our forefathers handed down to us? The Republic has been in worse shape before, and I believe it will endure to face greater challenges yet.

A foreign power burned the capital in 1812.

Four years of civil war.

Frontier lawlessness and Gilded Age corruption in the latter half of the 19th century.

Two world wars.

The Cold War.

We are better than the despair you seem to have given in to.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 07, 2016 01:31 PM (xuouz)

493 485. The other was, "It'll be closed-casket for you."

Whoa
If T is reading this and says it tonight I'm going to be pissed
You know she lurks here

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 01:32 PM (EPtLe)

494 Why can't you be both?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 07, 2016 01:29 PM (8ZskC)

Or, depending on the subscription in question, a stupid faggot?

(I denounce myself, and am voluntarily handing in all of my chalk and non-approved flags)

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 07, 2016 01:32 PM (xuouz)

495 >>Anyone paying for porn in 2016 is either an idiot or a pervert.
Why can't you be both?

Idivert? Perviot?

Posted by: General Zod at April 07, 2016 01:32 PM (Bdeb0)

496 >>>You know, I was looking at nck the other day when
she and T were going out for mom/kid day and thought holy shit I need to
pre-dig some graves

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 01:18 PM (EPtLe)<<<

This is a brilliant idea for getting Americans back to work. Fantastic.

See, we get a bunch of attractive looking guys' wives and/or daughters together. Then we let the guys get all protective and start offing some of the unwanted suitors. We'll have plenty of bodies that need to be disposed of. Yuuuge piles of bodies. All those bodies... SHOVEL. READY. JOBS.

Posted by: D. Trump at April 07, 2016 01:33 PM (H9MG5)

497 483 Donna V, and the love interest is now named Mario.


Posted by: Anna Puma at April 07, 2016 01:27 PM (qjrXu)

The rumble scene lasts 2 seconds and it ain't Bernardo who gets it this time around.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 07, 2016 01:34 PM (u0lmX)

498 When it becomes difficult or impossible for the populace to heat their homes in the winter or cool them in the summer, when the government starts limiting free mobility, and when most of one's paycheck is being confiscated to support people who actively are trying to kill them, then we MIGHT see a call to arms.

Only when Americans have nothing left to lose will they rise up. And by that time, it'll probably be too late.



And when we do, the payback will be epic.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 07, 2016 01:34 PM (SvnHQ)

499 I hadn't heard about this but reading just now it appears the cause is crashing sales of the 200/Dart that are built at that plant.

Seems odd that'd they'd suddenly become really bad sellers but down 60% from last year. I thought they were good looking cars.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 07, 2016 10:56 AM (LA7Cm)


The 200/Dart is just one of the many new cars that I routinely ignore. I couldn't pick one out of a police lineup. All new cars look like jelly beans.

Posted by: zombie Elvis at April 07, 2016 01:35 PM (UsLZp)

500
For my money, I want the little bastard to think about what led him to the end of a logging road, exhausted and shaking, digging his own grave in the middle of the night.

A few years ago, I was flipping through a memoir by a mob hit man (don't recall the man or title). However. . .it seems that this fellow was known through the Outfit for being extremely sadistic and needlessly violent, so he was not surprised when he got a call from the head of one of the major Chicago families.

It seems the capo's daughter had been knocked up by a slimeball who refused to marry her. The hitman was assigned to carry out a proper punishment.

He kidnapped the guy and took him to a deserted cave, shackled his arms and legs, stripped him naked, then tied a wet strip of leather around his balls. He then set up a video camera.

As he walked out of the cave, he turned back for a last look. The first rat was already sniffing around the screaming man.

Two days later, the hitman went back to the cave, collected the videotape and brought it to the boss.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 07, 2016 01:35 PM (X6fMO)

501 We are better than the despair you seem to have given in to.

===

"We are not descended from fearful men."

- E R Murrow

Posted by: Bigby's Fingertips at April 07, 2016 01:35 PM (3ZtZW)

502
Controversial Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson is polling at less than 1 percent in his bid for Baltimore mayor

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at April 07, 2016 01:27 PM (mEZce)


So you're telling me there's a chance?

Posted by: Lloyd Christmas at April 07, 2016 01:35 PM (0IhFx)

503 Bernie Sanders' latest stupidity. He buys into meme, "Muslims are the new Jews" meme:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/j3gvznf

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 07, 2016 01:36 PM (w4NZ8)

504 I am proud to announce that Brattleboro will supports Senator Sanders for Presdent and if Trump is elected not listen to him because he insulted our Presdent Obama by saying he is stooped.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at April 07, 2016 01:36 PM (KRuzk)

505 "Oh, great, now I'm visualizing the opening scene of West Side Story
with a bunch of snowflakes marching down the sidewalk wearing plaid
footie pajamas and trying to snap their fingers in time: 'When you're a puss, you're a puss all the way, from your first safe space to your last dying day...'"

Oh yeah. _West Side Story_ in the era of Mayor De Blasio.

Officer Krupke is a morbidly obese woman who failed the police academy physical proficiency test eight times in a row, but who was ordered to be put on the force anyway, due to an anti-discrimination consent decree.

Al Sharpton shows up in the middle of the performance demanding reparations.

Maria is a tranny.


Posted by: torquewrench at April 07, 2016 01:36 PM (noWW6)

506
Anyone paying for porn in 2016 is either an idiot or a pervert.




Why can't you be both?




Like the late Earl Warren?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 07, 2016 01:37 PM (X6fMO)

507 >>>505

*standing o*

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 07, 2016 01:37 PM (xuouz)

508 Two days later, the hitman went back to the cave, collected the videotape and brought it to the boss.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 07, 2016 01:35 PM (X6fMO)
***
The Ice-Man, I think he was called.... yes, I have a vague memory of that guy.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 01:37 PM (lutOX)

509 503 Bernie Sanders' latest stupidity. He buys into meme, "Muslims are the new Jews" meme:

--

I guess by killing the old Jews they get to be the new ones?

Posted by: @votermom at April 07, 2016 01:37 PM (nbrY/)

510
he insulted our Presdent Obama by saying he is stooped.

He stooped for Reggie.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 07, 2016 01:37 PM (FkBIv)

511 W. T. F.


Leftist Norway politican Karsten Nordal Hauken was brutally sodomized by a Somali and felt so incredibly guilty in the aftermath he subsequently begged authorities not to deport the man.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at April 07, 2016 01:38 PM (mEZce)

512
George Galloway

Just off the phone from @metpoliceuk Zionist DNA has been found on Bus steering wheel and on glass. More Evidence given to forensics lab.

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

Hahahaha! Joo DNA??? LOL

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 07, 2016 01:38 PM (iQIUe)

513 Bernie Sanders' latest stupidity. He buys into meme, "Muslims are the new Jews" meme:


???

What would old Bern know about being Jewish?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 07, 2016 01:38 PM (V/InG)

514 #2weeks... http://tinyurl.com/hx7td7k

Posted by: davidt at April 07, 2016 01:38 PM (8aOqE)

515 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 07, 2016 01:35 PM (X6fMO)

Richard Kuklinski?

Posted by: Witchdoktor at April 07, 2016 01:39 PM (eytER)

516 The America as I've known it for most of my life is gone. It will never return.
Posted by: Soona at April 07, 2016 01:27 PM (Fmupd)

And yet we will continue living. What can we make of what our forefathers handed down to us? The Republic has been in worse shape before, and I believe it will endure to face greater challenges yet.

A foreign power burned the capital in 1812.

Four years of civil war.

Frontier lawlessness and Gilded Age corruption in the latter half of the 19th century.

Two world wars.

The Cold War.

We are better than the despair you seem to have given in to.
Posted by: Ghost of kari


The America that Soon grew up in died sometime between the end of WWII and 1980.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 07, 2016 01:39 PM (SvnHQ)

517 Chique is getting scam phone calls now as playback for all those Nigerian prince in exile emails we've gotten over the years

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 07, 2016 01:39 PM (u0lmX)

518 509 Two days later, the hitman went back to the cave, collected the videotape and brought it to the boss.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 07, 2016 01:35 PM (X6fMO)
***
The Ice-Man, I think he was called.... yes, I have a vague memory of that guy.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 01:37 PM (lutOX)

Richard Kuklinski?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 07, 2016 01:39 PM (0mRoj)

519 Leftist Norway politican Karsten Nordal Hauken was brutally sodomized by a Somali and felt so incredibly guilty in the aftermath he subsequently begged authorities not to deport the man.
Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at April 07, 2016 01:38 PM (mEZce)

And we've disavowed the cee you cee kay word.

I think it's sophomoric and don't use it myself. But there is no more succinct descriptor of the behavior at play in Europe's current shame.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 07, 2016 01:39 PM (xuouz)

520 My mother's side of the family had, as they say, 'anger issues.'

Her kid sister, my favorite aunt, the one who made a honey badger look like a sloth, got bounced out of elementary school back in the '60's over an...incident.

A kid threw a pitch that hit a friend of hers. When she got up to bat, she let the pitcher throw, then charged the mound, bat in hand, and did some rearranging to the kid's face.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 01:40 PM (lutOX)

521 Oh, it's a parody account. Galloway is running for mayor of London, tho. And his campaign bus was attacked. So sad....

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 07, 2016 01:40 PM (iQIUe)

522 "But, for whatever reason, Our Betters have decided that making things is icky."

Great Britain went from being the "workshop of the world" to being a third-tier industrial backwater precisely because the upper classes felt that actually building and making things just wasn't _done_ by suitably cultured ladies and gentlemen. How declasse.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 07, 2016 01:40 PM (noWW6)

523 359 You say "Monet", I say "Manet", let's call the whole thing off.
One of those is pointless.

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

Actually, they both are.

Posted by: Georges Seurat at April 07, 2016 01:41 PM (3Mimg)

524 Richard Kuklinski?
Posted by: Insomniac at April 07, 2016 01:39 PM (0mRoj)
That's the boy!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 01:41 PM (lutOX)

525 Mary, aren't you going to New York to vote for Sanders again? Y'no, like you did in NH, VT, WI, and all those other states?
Shouldn't you be booking a room and packing?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 07, 2016 01:41 PM (T/5A0)

526 Leftist Norway politican Karsten Nordal Hauken was brutally sodomized by a Somali and felt so incredibly guilty in the aftermath he subsequently begged authorities not to deport the man.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at April 07, 2016 01:38 PM (mEZce)

That one sentence right there tells you everything you need to know about the decline of the West.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 07, 2016 01:41 PM (u0lmX)

527 Bernie Sanders' latest stupidity. He buys into meme, "Muslims are the new Jews" meme:




I really want a Cruz-Comrade Bernie match up in the general. Let's have the leftist lunacy on full display.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 07, 2016 01:41 PM (493sH)

528 Bernie Sanders' latest stupidity. He buys into meme, "Muslims are the new Jews" meme:

====

Entirely wrong. Except they really do cook up kids. And they really are a worldwide conspiracy. And they really do have a shadow financial structure of their own. And --- waitaminithere

Posted by: Bigby's Fingertips at April 07, 2016 01:41 PM (3ZtZW)

529 Talking to myself here....

Posted by: Witchdoktor at April 07, 2016 01:41 PM (eytER)

530 Richard kuklinski or something like that
I was thinking that too but he did the New York area
If you get a chance watch his interview
It's scary since it was real

I think he died a few years ago

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 01:42 PM (EPtLe)

531 Leftist Norway politican Karsten Nordal Hauken was brutally sodomized by a Somali and felt so incredibly guilty in the aftermath he subsequently begged authorities not to deport the man.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at April 07, 2016 01:38 PM (mEZce)

That one sentence right there tells you everything you need to know about the decline of the West.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 07, 2016 01:41 PM (u0lmX)




And the stupidity of the left. It really is a mental disease

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 07, 2016 01:43 PM (493sH)

532 We should be making things here. We have always been the best in the world at it.

I've said before, and I'll say again: "Driving each other around for Uber is no basis for an economy."

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 12:53 PM (lutOX)



Here's a simple plan to bring back heavy manufacturing and grow the economy at 5%+ for the next 20 years.

Use the government for what the government is for. This would entail doing something collectively that couldn't be accomplished strictly through private means.

Build 500 identical nuke plants spread across the country on federal land and bases and feed the grid with base energy so that electricity is nearly free.

This can only be done by the government because it's nuclear power. The fed can eliminate any delays by lawsuits, eliminate the liability and waste problems that cost the private nuke industry 10 times the actual cost of a plant and guarantee the safety and security of each site.

Every great stride in the quality of life can be tied to the availability and cheap cost of energy. With next-to-free electricity, it would be impossible to manufacture anywhere else in the world in heavy industries for less, regardless of the disparity in wages.

New business would spring up that we can't even imagine, once they have unlimited power.

Just like the boom in information technology, no one knows how much this would change things.

All for the cost of Obama's shovel ready program.

Posted by: jwest at April 07, 2016 01:43 PM (Zs4uk)

533 Heh. I got a call just now from the "IRS" advising me to "call right now" as they are in the "final stages of a lawsuit" against me.

The number they gave me to call, 213-255-0887, is in the Los Angeles area. I'm not saying you should call that number, but if any of you morons have outstanding issues with the IRS, that's the number I was given.

I'm just sayin'.


Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 01:43 PM (jfBVm)

534 Richard Kuklinski?
Posted by: Insomniac at April 07, 2016 01:39 PM (0mRoj)
That's the boy!
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 01:41 PM (lutOX)


A Jersey Boy
Dead now
The Ice Man Cometh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 07, 2016 01:44 PM (V/InG)

535 491 It's 12:34 Central Daylight Time.

Do you know where your ewok is?
Posted by: mindful webworker - by gump at April 07, 2016 01:31 PM (xP7rZ)

************

Shanghai.

Posted by: New York Could Get Ugly at April 07, 2016 01:44 PM (mcm0N)

536 531 Leftist Norway politican Karsten Nordal Hauken was brutally sodomized by a Somali and felt so incredibly guilty in the aftermath he subsequently begged authorities not to deport the man.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at April 07, 2016 01:38 PM (mEZce)


Wow. This is like a real-life enactment of a political cartoon.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 01:44 PM (jfBVm)

537
Fox Business is showing all of the Syrians showing up today in the US. Hordes of them in Kansas.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 07, 2016 01:45 PM (493sH)

538 Actually, they both are.

Posted by: Georges Seurat at April 07, 2016 01:41 PM (3M___)

You're dottier than van Gogh.

Posted by: Gauguin at April 07, 2016 01:45 PM (u0lmX)

539 524 Richard Kuklinski?
Posted by: Insomniac at April 07, 2016 01:39 PM (0mRoj)
That's the boy!
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 01:41 PM (lutOX)

I watched a documentary on him that included interview footage. He was a very scary guy. Killing for him was like blowing his nose.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 07, 2016 01:45 PM (0mRoj)

540 Posted by: jwest at April 07, 2016 01:43 PM (Zs4uk)

The Feds can't even build a giant hole in the ground to put the nuclear waste we already produce.

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at April 07, 2016 01:45 PM (aqHHa)

541 Fox Business is showing all of the Syrians showing up today in the US. Hordes of them in Kansas.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 07, 2016 01:45 PM (493sH)

We live in a dystopia.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 07, 2016 01:45 PM (xuouz)

542 We are better than the despair you seem to have given in to.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 07, 2016 01:31 PM (xuouz)


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


Not despair. Just practical observation. I'll do what I can to preserve what little there's left, including any possible armed conflict. But don't be blowing smoke up my ass trying to convince me that this nation, as it was founded, is not in it's death rattle.

The U.S. Constitution, especially in the last seven and a half years has become moot. The government has become lawless. We are being ruled by tyrants now.

Posted by: Soona at April 07, 2016 01:45 PM (Fmupd)

543 The number they gave me to call, 213-255-0887, is in the Los Angeles area. I'm not saying you should call that number, but if any of you morons have outstanding issues with the IRS, that's the number I was given.

I'm just sayin'.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 01:43 PM (jfBVm)
_____________________________

Holy shite,, that's my number!

Posted by: Lois Lerner at April 07, 2016 01:46 PM (HSmrB)

544 532. Where in the constitution does it say the federal government should be in charge of giving the population energy?

That is and should be up to the states to regulate and the private sector to supply

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 01:46 PM (EPtLe)

545 536 531 Leftist Norway politican Karsten Nordal Hauken was brutally sodomized by a Somali and felt so incredibly guilty in the aftermath he subsequently begged authorities not to deport the man.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at April 07, 2016 01:38 PM (mEZce)

Wow. This is like a real-life enactment of a political cartoon.
Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 01:44 PM (jfBVm)

What the actual fuck is wrong with these people?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 07, 2016 01:46 PM (0mRoj)

546 531 Leftist Norway politican Karsten Nordal Hauken was brutally sodomized by a Somali and felt so incredibly guilty in the aftermath he subsequently begged authorities not to deport the man.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at April 07, 2016 01:38 PM (mEZce)

*cough*
*BULLSHIT*
*cough*

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at April 07, 2016 01:46 PM (aqHHa)

547 A Jersey Boy
Dead now
The Ice Man Cometh
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 07, 2016 01:44 PM (V/InG)
***
He earned his moniker because he'd whack a guy, stuff the body in a meat locker for a while, then dump the body months later.

He had a colleague - Mr. Tastee - who taught him that trick. Guy drove an ice cream truck, and used to freeze his kills sometimes.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 01:47 PM (lutOX)

548 1968.

That was worse wasn't it?

Don't know from first hand experience but looks crazy.

Posted by: New York Could Get Ugly at April 07, 2016 01:48 PM (mcm0N)

549 The U.S. Constitution, especially in the last seven and a half years has become moot. The government has become lawless. We are being ruled by tyrants now.
Posted by: Soona at April 07, 2016 01:45 PM (Fmupd)

The core problem is the obfuscation of the true ruling class.

If we knew who to shoot at things would already be taken care of. Someone must unite the right and left and get them both aiming in the same direction.

Which I guess means I agree with you, because wow is that never going to happen.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 07, 2016 01:48 PM (xuouz)

550 Says a lot that so many of us know a mob hitman by name

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 01:48 PM (EPtLe)

551 Leftist Norway politican Karsten Nordal Hauken was brutally sodomized by a Somali and felt so incredibly guilty in the aftermath he subsequently begged authorities not to deport the man.


Wow. Talk about taking one for the team.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 07, 2016 01:48 PM (8ZskC)

552 He had a colleague - Mr. Tastee - who taught him that trick. Guy drove an ice cream truck, and used to freeze his kills sometimes.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 01:47 PM (lute)

They did this to confuse forensics regarding the time of death.

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at April 07, 2016 01:48 PM (aqHHa)

553 544 532. Where in the constitution does it say the federal government should be in charge of giving the population energy?

Just like the interstate road system, sometimes you need to band together as a country to accomplish something great.

Posted by: jwest at April 07, 2016 01:48 PM (Zs4uk)

554 He had a colleague - Mr. Tastee - who taught him that trick. Guy drove an ice cream truck, and used to freeze his kills sometimes.

That was inspiration for Clive Cussler in his book Cyclops - the deal was that two dead bodies are found floating around in a blimp. The medical examiner worked the Mr. Tastee-style case and figured out that the two dead bodies were frozen and then thawed. Turns out they were two Cosmonauts who had an equipment malfunction in space, froze to death, orbited for a year before the Russians could get the capsule down, landed in Cuba, where they were part of a switcheroo to fake someone's death.

Cussler in his prime was quite the storyteller. Now he just sucks.

Posted by: Witchdoktor at April 07, 2016 01:49 PM (eytER)

555
In that documentary, he tried to pretend he was just providing for his family. But he had loads of women on the side and physically brutalized his wife and kids.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 07, 2016 01:50 PM (iQIUe)

556 'I don't feel anger against my rapist, because I look at him as a product of an unjust world. A product of an upbringing full of war,' Hauken said.

What this all means, according to Hauken, is that refugees need our help more than ever.
-----


Upbringing full of war. Just what we want in a new citizen.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at April 07, 2016 01:50 PM (mEZce)

557 What the actual fuck is wrong with these people?
Posted by: Insomniac at April 07, 2016 01:46 PM (0mRoj)

Except that it's Norway, not Sweden I'd say it's something"Stockholm Syndrome" but the percentage of Muslims is also high in Norway too.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 07, 2016 01:50 PM (w4NZ8)

558 Just like the interstate road system, sometimes you need to band together as a country to accomplish something great.
Posted by: jwest at April 07, 2016 01:48 PM (Zs4uk)

Finally, someone is taking sense on this blog!

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama II at April 07, 2016 01:50 PM (aqHHa)

559 Do you know where your ewok is?
Posted by: mindful webworker - by gump at April 07, 2016 01:31 PM (xP7rZ)

************

Bangkok

Posted by: garrett at April 07, 2016 01:50 PM (TnP/y)

560 Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 01:43 PM (jfBVm)

I get those calls every few months. I love 'em!

They end quickly when I ask about the goats and whether he is a pitcher or a catcher.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 07, 2016 01:51 PM (Zu3d9)

561 >>Leftist Norway politican Karsten Nordal Hauken was brutally sodomized
by a Somali and felt so incredibly guilty in the aftermath he
subsequently begged authorities not to deport the man.

Cockholm Syndrome, the poor bastard.

Posted by: General Zod at April 07, 2016 01:51 PM (Bdeb0)

562 They did this to confuse forensics regarding the time of death.
Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at April 07, 2016 01:48 PM (aqHHa)
***
yep.

As I recall, one of the Iceman's pieces of work was found before it had thawed out, and it tipped the authorities off that something was hinky.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 01:51 PM (lutOX)

563 So, douchebag lefty pol doesnt care that his rapist will rape other people again? No surprise...

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 07, 2016 01:51 PM (iQIUe)

564 550 Says a lot that so many of us know a mob hitman by name
Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 01:48 PM (EPtLe)

Real crime stuff is interesting. I saw the documentary on the Iceman in a college criminology course.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 07, 2016 01:51 PM (0mRoj)

565 "Says a lot that so many of us know a mob hitman by name"

I heard you paint houses.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 07, 2016 01:51 PM (noWW6)

566 He had a colleague - Mr. Tastee - who taught him that trick. Guy drove
an ice cream truck, and used to freeze his kills sometimes.>>>

There was a Tastee Freeze ice cream place near my house growing up in the Midwest. I wonder if Mr. Tastee sold franchises.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at April 07, 2016 01:52 PM (tf9Ne)

567 526
That one sentence right there tells you everything you need to know about the decline of the West.
Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 07, 2016 01:41 PM (u0lmX)
--------------
THIS.
Which is why anyone who says "Shucks, we've had hard times before!" is whistling past the graveyard.

The moral, spiritual, and intellectual rot today, especially in the ruling class, is unprecedented.
And these are the people who run our schools, our media, and even (to some extent) our churches.

No politician can fix this.
The best we can hope for from government is that the forced imposition of rot be slowed down, be made a bit more difficult.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 07, 2016 01:52 PM (T/5A0)

568 Hah. Just learned that Karsten Hauken is a male Leftist politician. (And I use the term "male" ironically, given the circumstances.)

This all makes more sense now.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 07, 2016 01:52 PM (8ZskC)

569 I get those calls every few months. I love 'em!

They end quickly when I ask about the goats and whether he is a pitcher or a catcher.

--

We got one last week threatening us with a "magistrate judge"

Posted by: @votermom at April 07, 2016 01:52 PM (nbrY/)

570 Just like the interstate road system, sometimes you need to band together as a country to accomplish something great.
Posted by: jwest at April 07, 2016 01:48 PM (Zs4uk)

Infrastructure and shovel-ready jobs! Just waiting for unselfish patriots like jwest to reach across the aisle.

Reach, baby! Reach!

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama II at April 07, 2016 01:52 PM (aqHHa)

571 Thanks to the Horde for sharing your knowledge with me. Sorry for the drive by nature of the question. I got distracted by work.

They said they'd send me a package in the mail. I'll make sure to do my diligence before donating.

And, LOL, Donna @ 517.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at April 07, 2016 01:53 PM (smQOA)

572
>>'I don't feel anger against my rapist, because I look at him as a
product of an unjust world. A product of an upbringing full of war,'
Hauken said.

And lemme guess; your girlfriends are tired of hearing about how you can't paint your nails waiting for him to call, because the tears keep messing up the polish.

Scandinavia is way overdue for some serious war.

Posted by: General Zod at April 07, 2016 01:54 PM (Bdeb0)

573 553. The interstate system was built as a way to move the military around in case of invasion
That's why lanes are the size to accommodate tanks
It wasn't built for cars to travel

Your education moment for the day

****bonus education****
It was actually Hitlers idea
That how the Germans moved their tanks so fast around Europe

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 01:54 PM (EPtLe)

574 Says a lot that so many of us know a mob hitman by name



Tells me it's a group not to be fucked with.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 07, 2016 01:54 PM (SvnHQ)

575 Kuklinski was a twisted, murderous piece of shit, no doubt.

But it's so rare that we catch one, and rarer still that he talks, and rarest of all that he is more or less honest about what he is and what he did.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 01:54 PM (lutOX)

576 531 Leftist Norway politican Karsten Nordal Hauken was brutally sodomized by a Somali and felt so incredibly guilty in the aftermath he subsequently begged authorities not to deport the man.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at April 07, 2016 01:38 PM (mEZce)

That one sentence right there tells you everything you need to know about the decline of the West.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at April 07, 2016 01:41 PM (u0lmX)




And the stupidity of the left. It really is a mental disease
Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 07, 2016 01:43 PM (493sH)



It's a death wish.

Posted by: rickl at April 07, 2016 01:54 PM (zoehZ)

577 We got one last week threatening us with a "magistrate judge"

Posted by: @votermom at April 07, 2016 01:52 PM (nbrY/)

And I'll bet the guy's name was "John," and he had a thick accent.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 07, 2016 01:54 PM (Zu3d9)

578 Is it bad that I want to slap the rape victim?

Posted by: @votermom at April 07, 2016 01:54 PM (nbrY/)

579 Two days later, the hitman went back to the cave, collected the videotape and brought it to the boss.------------Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

Read that book. Problem is Kuklinski was a big time liar. Lied about a lot of things.

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at April 07, 2016 01:55 PM (m3iiU)

580 Guy says he is straight and raped in his house. Wonder if the rapist broke in or was a guest? Suspect he was invited it by the lefty loon.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 07, 2016 01:55 PM (iQIUe)

581 553 544 532. Where in the constitution does it say the federal government should be in charge of giving the population energy?


Actually, if I were advising Trump, I would have him do it as a military expenditure, just as the interstate system was.

That's how the left has proposed expensing the "Smart Grid" system, using a trillion dollars to pump electricity from windmills and solar panels to cities.

If an enemy wanted to fuck us up, they would target a few switching centers that would knock out the power from Michigan to North Carolina.

With 500 reactors spread out over the country, the system is secure.

Posted by: jwest at April 07, 2016 01:55 PM (Zs4uk)

582 And I'll bet the guy's name was "John," and he had a thick accent.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 07, 2016 01:54 PM (Zu3d9)

I forget the name but yeah, accent.

Posted by: @votermom at April 07, 2016 01:56 PM (nbrY/)

583 So Karsten Nordal Hauken is okay with foreign barbarians coming to Norway to bugger him in the ass. My, how far the Norwegians have evolved since the days of the Vikings.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 07, 2016 01:56 PM (8ZskC)

584 578 Is it bad that I want to slap the rape victim?
Posted by: @votermom at April 07, 2016 01:54 PM (nbrY/)

Depends on where you fall on the victim scale. Given your handle and observed posting history, I'd say "no."

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama II at April 07, 2016 01:56 PM (aqHHa)

585 Nordal Hauken, who describes himself as a 'young Socialist Left Party member, feminist and anti-racist', was attacked in his own home.

The politician reveals that he struggled to come to terms with being a heterosexual male rape victim, and subsequently self-medicated with alcohol and cannabis.

'I am a heterosexual man who was raped by a Somalian asylum seeker,' Nordal Hauken writes for NRK.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at April 07, 2016 01:56 PM (mEZce)

586 Polliwog, just sent you email.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at April 07, 2016 01:56 PM (smQOA)

587 Off Sock!

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at April 07, 2016 01:57 PM (aqHHa)

588 Perhaps Monsieur Manet was getting a little action on the side from Madam Monet.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at April 07, 2016 01:57 PM (1ijHg)

589 Read that book. Problem is Kuklinski was a big time liar. Lied about a lot of things.
Posted by: Tilikum KAW at April 07, 2016 01:55 PM (m3iiU)
***
That's to be expected. FFS - he killed people who'd done nothing to him.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 01:57 PM (lutOX)

590 'I don't feel anger against my rapist, because I look at him as a product of an unjust world. A product of an upbringing full of war,' Hauken said.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at April 07, 2016 01:50 PM (mEZce)


This is called "denying agency," reducing someone else to a product of their environment and pretending they have no capacity to choose. A particular bigotry of the left.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 07, 2016 01:57 PM (wB8Tg)

591 I get those calls every few months. I love 'em!

They end quickly when I ask about the goats and whether he is a pitcher or a catcher.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 07, 2016 01:51 PM (Zu3d9)


Unfortunately, this was one of those "robo calls", so I didn't get the opportunity to do that.

The trick is to see if you can get them to break character. I usually start out by asking the guy "how many people do you talk to who fall for this scam?" Sometimes you get into a conversation about lying and can you justify it to support your family.

But one time I got into it with a "Microsoft" tech who I repeatedly called out for his bullshit and he never stopped insisting he was legit tech. This went on for 45 minutes before I finally gave up. I admired his out-and-out brazenness.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 01:58 PM (jfBVm)

592 'I am a heterosexual man who was raped by a Somalian asylum seeker,' Nordal Hauken writes for NRK.



No he's not. He'd never admit it if he was.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 07, 2016 01:58 PM (SvnHQ)

593
I got a tel message from a Sgt Something of the DEA who threatened me with a search warrant, an arrest warrant, and a bench warrant. LOL

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 07, 2016 01:58 PM (iQIUe)

594 589 Read that book. Problem is Kuklinski was a big time liar. Lied about a lot of things.
Posted by: Tilikum KAW at April 07, 2016 01:55 PM (m3iiU)
***
That's to be expected. FFS - he killed people who'd done nothing to him.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 01:57 PM (lutOX)

And not just marks. He would apparently test out new murder methods on random people just to make sure they worked.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 07, 2016 01:58 PM (0mRoj)

595 OK

So once Mehmet II captured Constantinople, what was one of the first things he did? Entered the palace and raped the prepubescent prince in front of the assembled nobility.

Posted by: Bigby's Fingertips at April 07, 2016 01:58 PM (3ZtZW)

596 585
Nordal Hauken, who describes himself as a 'young Socialist Left Party
member, feminist and anti-racist', was attacked in his own home.



The politician reveals that he struggled to come to terms with being
a heterosexual male rape victim, and subsequently self-medicated with
alcohol and cannabis.



'I am a heterosexual man who was raped by a Somalian asylum seeker,' Nordal Hauken writes for NRK.



Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at April 07, 2016 01:56 PM (mEZce)


In many ways, this is the story of Obama.s America.

Posted by: davidt at April 07, 2016 01:59 PM (8aOqE)

597 Perhaps the Norwegians suffered the same fate as the Brits.

WWI and WWII killed all the men and left the women and the fags.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at April 07, 2016 01:59 PM (1ijHg)

598 I just bent over and thought of Oslo.

Posted by: Karsten Nordal Hauken at April 07, 2016 01:59 PM (8ZskC)

599 There's a two hour HBO documentary on Kuklinski on Youtube. Just started it, had never heard of the guy.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 07, 2016 01:59 PM (2cS/G)

600 From WZ: CNN: Trump's rhetoric has led to an increase in violence against Muslims.

There was that case in, errr ....

Well last week in, errrr . ...

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 07, 2016 01:59 PM (sy8XK)

601 Late yesterday afternoon, I did take the time to watch the Steyn et al. debate of a few days ago. Video is on C-Span about an hour and a half.

Very much worth the time. Steyn and Farage do a very good job humanizing concerns about unrestricted immigration. Schama had to backtrack mightily to keep in the debate at all.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 07, 2016 01:59 PM (MIKMs)

602 573 553. The interstate system was built as a way to move the military around in case of invasion
That's why lanes are the size to accommodate tanks
It wasn't built for cars to travel

Your education moment for the day

****bonus education****
It was actually Hitlers idea
That how the Germans moved their tanks so fast around Europe
Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 01:54 PM (EPtLe)

**********

autobahn to blitzkrieg makes perfect sense.

Posted by: New York Could Get Ugly at April 07, 2016 01:59 PM (mcm0N)

603 Norway.

What a country!

Posted by: Somalian Asylum Seeker at April 07, 2016 01:59 PM (TnP/y)

604 And not just marks. He would apparently test out new murder methods on random people just to make sure they worked.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 07, 2016 01:58 PM (0mRoj)
***
Talk about a guy who found his calling.....

A sociopathic serial killer lands a gig as a hit man.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 02:00 PM (lutOX)

605 590 'I don't feel anger against my rapist, because I look at him as a product of an unjust world. A product of an upbringing full of war,' Hauken said.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at April 07, 2016 01:50 PM (mEZce)

This is called "denying agency," reducing someone else to a product of their environment and pretending they have no capacity to choose. A particular bigotry of the left.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 07, 2016 01:57 PM

You also see this among tradcons, white knights and manginas WRT women.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 07, 2016 02:00 PM (0mRoj)

606 551 Leftist Norway politican Karsten Nordal Hauken was brutally sodomized by a Somali and felt so incredibly guilty in the aftermath he subsequently begged authorities not to deport the man.

Must have been one hell of a reach-around.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at April 07, 2016 02:01 PM (dTmWl)

607 "The interstate system was built as a way to move the military around in case of invasion"

The U.S. military in the 1920s and 1930s actually was (with horribly cramped budgets) trying to game out unanticipated contingencies of the next war. Imagine that!

The famous Louisiana Maneuvers, where Patton learned a lot, was part of it.

So was a cross-country military convoy run for test purposes, trying to deploy from the East Coast to the West Coast on the road network as it then existed. It took over two months. It was a grinding ordeal. The officer in charge? An obscure field grade named Dwight Eisenhower who no one ever thought would be of any prominence.

Ike later remembered that experience when in office.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 07, 2016 02:01 PM (noWW6)

608 This is called "denying agency," reducing someone else to a product of their environment and pretending they have no capacity to choose. A particular bigotry of the left.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 07, 2016 01:57 PM (wB8Tg)

They are slaves, prisoners in their own minds.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 07, 2016 02:01 PM (xuouz)

609 Problem is Kuklinski was a big time liar. Lied about a lot of things.

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Then he moved on to jaywalking.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 07, 2016 02:01 PM (sy8XK)

610 581. And he would fire you for the idea
Here's why
#1. Where would you get the money to build them?
#2. Where would you get the fuel for the rods?
#3. Where would you get the trained operators?
#4. Where would you build them cause you need a water source for cooling?

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 02:01 PM (EPtLe)

611 Since we are talking about anything, I noticed that the FireTV box is around $15 off ($85 instead of $100)

Not the Stick though.

Posted by: @votermom at April 07, 2016 02:02 PM (nbrY/)

612 But it's so rare that we catch one, and rarer still that he talks, and rarest of all that he is more or less honest about what he is and what he did.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 01:54 PM (lutOX)
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They get off on talking about it.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 07, 2016 02:02 PM (iQIUe)

613 From WZ: CNN: Trump's rhetoric has led to an increase in violence against Muslims.
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There was that case in, errr ....
Well last week in, errrr . ...
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 07, 2016 01:59 PM (sy8XK)

Hate speech IS violence!

TO THE CAMPS WITH YOU

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 07, 2016 02:02 PM (xuouz)

614 Impressionism is about as far as I can go, anything more modern and you are into Picasso and that dreadful Cubism.

Posted by: Shoey at April 07, 2016 02:03 PM (vA94g)

615 That's to be expected. FFS - he killed people who'd done nothing to him.-----Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine

Just saying take some of his claims with a grain of salt.

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at April 07, 2016 02:03 PM (0x/TW)

616 #4. Where would you build them cause you need a water source for cooling?

In New Jersey. All of them. Because New Jersey.

Posted by: General Zod at April 07, 2016 02:03 PM (Bdeb0)

617 597 Perhaps the Norwegians suffered the same fate as the Brits.

WWI and WWII killed all the men and left the women and the fags.



Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at April 07, 2016 01:59 PM (1ijHg)

************

But Sarkozy banned the hijab a move made by Ataturk and Nasser---and Hollande is doing more in relation to the size of France in the fight against ISIS than we are.

Posted by: New York Could Get Ugly at April 07, 2016 02:03 PM (mcm0N)

618 Just saying take some of his claims with a grain of salt.
Posted by: Tilikum KAW at April 07, 2016 02:03 PM (0x/TW)
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naturally. He was a sociopath, and, as another 'ron observed, they get off on bragging about it.

Sick, the way they compete for the highest count.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 02:04 PM (lutOX)

619 I'm thinking about buying a drone.

Posted by: Soona at April 07, 2016 02:04 PM (Fmupd)

620 I look at him as a product of an unjust world.

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Aren't we all.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 07, 2016 02:04 PM (sy8XK)

621 jwest, there are so many faulty assumptions and problems with your national power plan, a comments section is inadequate to do them justice.


Electric base (grid) power is not a public good. There is ample private demand for it, as well as ready private means to meet it.


That's just the snow on the highest peak of the iceberg of your erroneous assumptions and analysis.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 07, 2016 02:04 PM (QDnY+)

622 Then he moved on to jaywalking.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 07, 2016 02:01 PM (sy8XK)

That old quote IS true!

Posted by: @votermom at April 07, 2016 02:04 PM (nbrY/)

623 616. Okay, that made me laugh too much

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 02:05 PM (EPtLe)

624 ...this protracted war will pass through three stages. The first stage covers the period of the enemy's strategic offensive and our strategic defensive. The second stage will be the period of the enemy's strategic consolidation and our preparation for the counter-offensive. The third stage will be the period of our strategic counter-offensive and the enemy's strategic retreat.

--Mao Tse Tung

Posted by: New York Could Get Ugly at April 07, 2016 02:05 PM (mcm0N)

625
Just saying take some of his claims with a grain of salt.
Posted by: Tilikum KAW at April 07, 2016 02:03 PM (0x/TW)

IIRC, a lot of his claims are inconsistent. It's been a decade since I listened to his tapes though, so...

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at April 07, 2016 02:05 PM (aqHHa)

626 Impressionism is about as far as I can go, anything more modern and you are into Picasso and that dreadful Cubism.
Posted by: Shoey at April 07, 2016 02:03 PM (vA94g)

Saw some pre-wacko Picassos at the Musee de l'Orangerie last week. He's a master. There's nothing else you can say. I agree with you that his cubist stuff doesn't do it for me but that's because we have undeveloped artistic palettes, not because he sucks. But hey, I'm a simple man, with simple tastes. I actually really do like a Mondrian or a Rothko.

My new fav after time in the Louvre, Musee d'Orsay, and the Orangerie is Camille Corot.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 07, 2016 02:06 PM (xuouz)

627 621. That's just the snow on the highest peak of the iceberg of your erroneous assumptions and analysis

Consider this line stolen

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 02:06 PM (EPtLe)

628 498 "... When it becomes difficult or impossible for the populace to heat their homes in the winter or cool them in the summer..."


(L A Times) " State officials warn that Southern California could face as many as 14 days of scheduled blackouts this summer because of depleted reserves of natural gas caused by the massive leak in Aliso Canyon.

The canyon in the hills above Porter Ranch is a crucial gas storage facility, supplying 17 power plants in the Los Angeles Basin. But the four-month leak that began in October left the facility at one-fifth of its capacity and new injections of gas have been prohibited until all of its wells have passed comprehensive tests."

http://tinyurl.com/zbxggxx

Posted by: OK, Thanks, Bye at April 07, 2016 02:06 PM (ucB75)

629
Talking to one of the LIVs at the office who claims to be a political moderate. He said he wouldn't vote for Trump because he's a racist and his comments about women. Okay. What if it's between Cruz and Sanders? Sanders because Cruz is a racist and his comments about women. What racism and comments about women? He walked away. I'm guessing he'd say the same about Kasich or any Republican.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 07, 2016 02:07 PM (493sH)

630 There were no caves full of rats with a bottomless pit. Made up.
He claimed a few murders that were not his-one of which was Roy Demeo.

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at April 07, 2016 02:07 PM (0x/TW)

631 A high school production of Sweeney Todd in New Zealand went horribly wrong when a throat-slitting scene became all too real and two teenagers were sliced with a prop razor.


O.O

Yikes

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at April 07, 2016 02:07 PM (mEZce)

632 I'm sorry but that Norwegian politician needs to be put down before his kinds mental disorder spreads.

Radical Islam is no longer our main threat per se our main threat is the sort of psychotic thinking displayed by this member of the elite classes which they are inflicting on the ruled classes.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 07, 2016 02:07 PM (H5X+r)

633 That's just the snow on the highest peak of the iceberg of your erroneous assumptions and analysis.
Posted by: rhomboid at April 07, 2016 02:04 PM (QDnY+)

Hack commenter rhomboid thinks he knows it all when it comes to energy. Stupid!

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 07, 2016 02:08 PM (xuouz)

634 610 581. And he would fire you for the idea
Here's why
#1. Where would you get the money to build them?
#2. Where would you get the fuel for the rods?
#3. Where would you get the trained operators?
#4. Where would you build them cause you need a water source for cooling?


Money is the easy part. 500 reactors can be built for less than a trillion, since modern manufacturing methods would be used and all are the same design.

Using one of the new designs, used fuel from early reactors can be used.

Since all the reactors are the same, a central training facility would train all operators.

The newer designs don't need the water some of the old designs needed. All reactors would be built on federal land, most likely military bases.

Posted by: jwest at April 07, 2016 02:08 PM (Zs4uk)

635 626 Impressionism is about as far as I can go, anything more modern and you are into Picasso and that dreadful Cubism.
Posted by: Shoey at April 07, 2016 02:03 PM (vA94g)

Saw some pre-wacko Picassos at the Musee de l'Orangerie last week. He's a master. There's nothing else you can say. I agree with you that his cubist stuff doesn't do it for me but that's because we have undeveloped artistic palettes, not because he sucks. But hey, I'm a simple man, with simple tastes. I actually really do like a Mondrian or a Rothko.

My new fav after time in the Louvre, Musee d'Orsay, and the Orangerie is Camille Corot.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 07, 2016 02:06 PM (xuouz)



my kingdom for a Rembrandt...

Posted by: Shoey at April 07, 2016 02:09 PM (vA94g)

636 >>>LOL, did you catch Huma in the next slot over? All over her face, "Oh God, it's like the fax machine again."<<<

If Hillary could manage to wipe her fat drunk ass in the morning it would be quite a fucking achievement for the old bitch.

Posted by: Fritz at April 07, 2016 02:09 PM (UzPAd)

637 Money is the easy part. 500 reactors can be built for less than a trillion, since modern manufacturing methods would be used and all are the same design.

Posted by: jwest at April 07, 2016 02:08 PM (Zs4uk)

A trilion here a trillion there. Soon you are talking about real money!

Maybe we can build them using leftover scrap from the F-35 program.

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at April 07, 2016 02:11 PM (aqHHa)

638 >LOL, did you catch Huma in the next slot over? All over her face, "Oh God, it's like the fax machine Sybian again."<

Posted by: garrett at April 07, 2016 02:11 PM (TnP/y)

639 (L A Times) " State officials warn that Southern California could face as many as 14 days of scheduled blackouts this summer because of depleted reserves of natural gas caused by the massive leak in Aliso Canyon.

The canyon in the hills above Porter Ranch is a crucial gas storage facility, supplying 17 power plants in the Los Angeles Basin. But the four-month leak that began in October left the facility at one-fifth of its capacity and new injections of gas have been prohibited until all of its wells have passed comprehensive tests."

http://tinyurl.com/zbxggxx
Posted by: OK, Thanks, Bye at April 07, 2016 02:06 PM (ucB75)

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Sounding more and more like Atas Shrugs.

Posted by: Soona at April 07, 2016 02:11 PM (Fmupd)

640 A high school production of Sweeney Todd in New Zealand went horribly wrong when a throat-slitting scene became all too real and two teenagers were sliced with a prop razor.
O.O
Yikes
Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at April 07, 2016 02:07 PM (mEZce)

I was MacHeath in a production of Threepenny Opera. The props master ground the blade on my prop switchblade down by about a quarter inch. I was very thankful for that on numerous occasions, not just that it wasn't sharp but that he made it just as dull as he did.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 07, 2016 02:11 PM (xuouz)

641 556 'I don't feel anger against my rapist, because I look at him as a product of an unjust world. A product of an upbringing full of war,' Hauken said.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at April 07, 2016 01:50 PM (mEZce)


This is eerily reminiscent of that early interwebz piece by written by that Eurotrash reporter Robert Fisk (whose name is where the verb "to fisk" derives) where he describes being beaten up by (Iraqi? Afghan?) thugs. He said he pretty much deserved it.

And thus was an internet laughingstock born.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 02:11 PM (jfBVm)

642 Electric base (grid) power is not a public good.

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Venezuela is having electricity-free Fridays and I OK with that. In fact, I predict it will work so well they'll soon start electricity-free week days.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 07, 2016 02:11 PM (sy8XK)

643 Electric base (grid) power is not a public good. There is ample private demand for it, as well as ready private means to meet it.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 07, 2016 02:04 PM (QDnY+)


I don't know what you mean by "base power is not a public good".

Clean water isn't a right guaranteed by the constitution, but we use government to supply it in populous areas.


Posted by: jwest at April 07, 2016 02:11 PM (Zs4uk)

644 Not all Modern Art is crap.

Most. But, not all.

Posted by: Levitating Mass at April 07, 2016 02:12 PM (TnP/y)

645 Atlas Shrugs

Posted by: Soona at April 07, 2016 02:12 PM (Fmupd)

646 The Monet Family in Their Garden at Argenteuil
Edouard Manet


That kid looks like he's dead in that painting. That's not cheery.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 07, 2016 02:12 PM (zc3Db)

647 Known Knowns:

Will Cruz get to 1,237 before the Convention? No way. He'll be mathematically eliminated next week when Trump gets all or nearly all the delegates in NY by clearing 50%. Cruz may come in a distant third in NY. By the end of the month, after a few more Northeast primaries, it'll be clear that Ted -- who now has 517 delegates -- will be far short of 1,237 if he fights all the way to Cleveland.

Known Unknowns:

Will Trump get to 1,237 delegates before the Convention? He needs to get his mojo back. Cruz may weaken as it becomes clear that he's a catspaw for the GOPe, so that Trump wins primaries by larger margins and gets more delegates. If Trump is a bit short on the 1,237, he may be able to bribe a few of the uncommitted delegates to vote for him on the first ballot.

Can Cruz win at the Convention? You have to believe that (1) Trump won't get to 1,237 and (2) Cruz can cut the GOPe out of the process, e.g. by keeping in Rule 40 for all ballots so that the Convention will be forced to pick between Cruz and Trump.

Will the GOPe be cut out of the process? I doubt it, but YMMV. When I think of the typical delegate it's someone who makes their living from being connected to government. i.e. they suck on a Big Tit. Now there will be true believing Constitutionalists and Tea Partiers in the mix, but most of the delegates -- even the ones pledged to Trump or Cruz on the first ballot -- will vote their personal best interest. Why does anyone think that hundreds and hundreds of these Rent Seekers are going to gravitate to Cruz? When word comes down from the Inner Party that they should vote for Romney/Ryan/Whoever if they know what's good for them, how do you think they're going to vote?

You like Cruz.
You hate Trump.
You'll get Romney/Ryan/Whoever as the nominee.

It was Barzini all along.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 07, 2016 02:13 PM (r1fLd)

648 634. Dude, you're making my face hurt
I don't even know where to begin with this insanity
You've never worked with or studied nuclear power it shows

I'll do this the easy way: all your points are wrong

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 02:13 PM (EPtLe)

649 Well, fuck it. Not much point continuing, is there? The world sucks, the barbarians have won in the end as they always do, all that life's effort wasted, family that doesn't give a shit, no point in any of it.

Oh well. Time to get drunk and get out of the way of "progress."

Posted by: Witchdoktor (formerly VA GOP Sucks) at April 07, 2016 02:13 PM (PFy0L)

650 my kingdom for a Rembrandt...
Posted by: Shoey at April 07, 2016 02:09 PM (vA94g)

Do not go into the Isabelle Stewart Gardner museum in Boston and ask to see Rembrandt's Storm on the Sea of Galilee. It was stolen in 1990 in a still-unsolved heist and security gets piiiiiiised if you ask about it. Because of the very firm and clear wishes of the late Ms Gardner as to the layout of the museum, the space it used to occupy is still blank.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 07, 2016 02:13 PM (xuouz)

651 Clean water isn't a right guaranteed by the constitution, but we use government to supply it in populous areas.
>>>

Don't forget the right to High Speed internet.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at April 07, 2016 02:13 PM (tf9Ne)

652 The canyon in the hills above Porter Ranch is a crucial gas storage facility, supplying 17 power plants in the Los Angeles Basin. But the four-month leak that began in October left the facility at one-fifth of its capacity and new injections of gas have been prohibited until all of its wells have passed comprehensive tests."

Just for laughs; how close is this thing to an earthquake fault line?

And why is California using eeeeeeeevvvvviiiillll fossil fuels anyway?

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 07, 2016 02:14 PM (326rv)

653 Can Cruz win at the Convention? You have to believe that (1) Trump won't get to 1,237 and (2) Cruz can cut the GOPe out of the process, e.g. by keeping in Rule 40 for all ballots so that the Convention will be forced to pick between Cruz and Trump.

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Good thing the delegates are in charge and not the GOPe.

Posted by: SH at April 07, 2016 02:14 PM (gmeXX)

654 Maybe we can build them using leftover scrap from the F-35 program.

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at April 07, 2016 02:11 PM (aqHHa)


Would you rather have the F-35 program or rely on our old jets and have 500 reactors?

Posted by: jwest at April 07, 2016 02:15 PM (Zs4uk)

655 Don't forget the right to High Speed internet.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at April 07, 2016 02:13 PM (tf9Ne)

OBAMAPHOOOONE!
OBAMANEEEEEET!
OMABANUUUKE!

Posted by: Jwest's Core Constituency at April 07, 2016 02:15 PM (aqHHa)

656 Sanders because Cruz is a racist and his comments about women.

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Meanwhile, back in reality, Sanders wrote porn rape fantasies.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 07, 2016 02:15 PM (sy8XK)

657 629
Talking to one of the LIVs at the office who claims to be a political moderate. He said he wouldn't vote for Trump because he's a racist and his comments about women. Okay. What if it's between Cruz and Sanders? Sanders because Cruz is a racist and his comments about women. What racism and comments about women? He walked away. I'm guessing he'd say the same about Kasich or any Republican.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 07, 2016 02:07 PM (493sH)


Of course he would. That's all he hears from the MSM 24/7. Should we expect anything different?

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 02:15 PM (jfBVm)

658 Money is the easy part. 500 reactors can be built for less than a trillion, since modern manufacturing methods would be used and all are the same design.

Posted by: jwest at April 07, 2016 02:08 PM (Zs4uk)


It's kind of funny that nuclear reactors have a reputation for being so sci-fi high tech ... when they're really nothing more than big piles of steaming radioactive shit that boil water.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 07, 2016 02:15 PM (zc3Db)

659 Talking to one of the LIVs at the office who claims to be a political moderate.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 07, 2016 02:07 PM (493sH)


For a lot of people, "moderate" means "for one reason or another, I am unwilling or incapable of placing myself on the spectrum."

I know a *doctrinaire* leftist who calls themselves a moderate and "all over the map." In that case it's unwilling.

Some people just have never thought about the implications of their beliefs.

Some people *want* to be "between the parties" but they get all their news from comedians and social media, so, leftist.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 07, 2016 02:15 PM (wB8Tg)

660
Good thing the delegates are in charge and not the GOPe.


Posted by: Douchepickle says What? at April 07, 2016 02:15 PM (vgEoS)

661 Would you rather have the F-35 program or rely on our old jets and have 500 reactors?
Posted by: jwest at April 07, 2016 02:15 PM (Zs4uk)

I'd rather have choices not based on inane dialectics.

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at April 07, 2016 02:16 PM (aqHHa)

662 I remember some of us talking about the series 'The Shock of the New' about modern art. Excellent series and made me much more appreciative of some of the modernists 1900-2000. (1980 BBC series according to Wikipedia.)

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 07, 2016 02:16 PM (MIKMs)

663
I always wanted a nuclear powered car. They had them in Gattacca. Nuke powered Ramblers!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 07, 2016 02:16 PM (iQIUe)

664 so horde, there's a question I've been wanting answered for a while. What line needs to be crossed before you arm up and go the way of the founders?

Posted by: Bob at April 07, 2016 02:16 PM (gRuuu)

665 Bye all, sorry to have bothered you.

Posted by: Witchdoktor (formerly VA GOP Sucks) at April 07, 2016 02:16 PM (PFy0L)

666 632 I'm sorry but that Norwegian politician needs to be put down before his kinds mental disorder spreads.

Radical Islam is no longer our main threat per se our main threat is the sort of psychotic thinking displayed by this member of the elite classes which they are inflicting on the ruled classes.
Posted by: Kreplach at April 07, 2016 02:07 PM (H5X+r)


It's been said before, but the first enemy we must defeat is Leftism. Without that, there is no hope of defeating Islam.

Posted by: rickl at April 07, 2016 02:17 PM (zoehZ)

667 The delegates =/= GOPe. And for Cruz many will be loyal to him. Why would they do the GOPe's bidding?

Posted by: SH at April 07, 2016 02:17 PM (gmeXX)

668 654. Please stop
Oh fuck it, I'm going to do laundry
I can't take it anymore

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 02:17 PM (EPtLe)

669 If you told the GOPe that the voters insisted on the government obeying the laws of gravity they'd wind up stuck to the fucking ceiling.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 07, 2016 02:17 PM (xuouz)

670 GGGGok!

Mortimerrrrrrr.



Fistbumps man. Howaya?



Man if I was doing any better they'd have to jail me for Public Display of Awesome and Possession of Spring Sunshine with Intent to Distribute.

How's the world? You get that old job thing squared away?


Posted by: Mortimer at April 07, 2016 02:17 PM (PtXTn)

671 648 634. Dude, you're making my face hurt
I don't even know where to begin with this insanity
You've never worked with or studied nuclear power it shows

I'll do this the easy way: all your points are wrong

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 02:13 PM (EPtLe)



And you're a nuclear expert? Right.

Face it, you have no argument.

Posted by: jwest at April 07, 2016 02:17 PM (Zs4uk)

672 Damn, ace must have drank a whole case last night. 200 pm and still no post.

Posted by: fudge at April 07, 2016 02:17 PM (YkVdt)

673
I'll do this the easy way: all your points are wrong

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 02:13 PM (EPtLe)


Uh.... no ... he's not....

but of course what would I know.... I just learned about Reactors at Navy Nuclear Power School....

Posted by: Don Quixote... at April 07, 2016 02:17 PM (qf6WZ)

674 Do not go into the Isabelle Stewart Gardner museum in Boston and ask to see Rembrandt's Storm on the Sea of Galilee. It was stolen in 1990 in a still-unsolved heist and security gets piiiiiiised if you ask about it. Because of the very firm and clear wishes of the late Ms Gardner as to the layout of the museum, the space it used to occupy is still blank.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 07, 2016 02:13 PM (xuouz)


interesting, I do not know any of that.

Posted by: Shoey at April 07, 2016 02:18 PM (vA94g)

675 I'll do this the easy way: all your points are wrong
Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 02:13 PM (EPtLe)
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That would certainly appear to have been easy for you. And worthless.

Posted by: RioBravo at April 07, 2016 02:18 PM (NUqwG)

676 657 629
Talking to one of the LIVs at the office who claims to be a political moderate. He said he wouldn't vote for Trump because he's a racist and his comments about women. Okay. What if it's between Cruz and Sanders? Sanders because Cruz is a racist and his comments about women. What racism and comments about women? He walked away. I'm guessing he'd say the same about Kasich or any Republican.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 07, 2016 02:07 PM (493sH)

Of course he would. That's all he hears from the MSM 24/7. Should we expect anything different?

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 07, 2016 02:15 PM (jfBVm)



A friend of mine (black) asserted that the Tea Party was racist.


"What is the evidence for that?"


Crickets.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 07, 2016 02:19 PM (oKE6c)

677 That kid looks like he's dead in that painting. That's not cheery.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 07, 2016 02:12 PM (zc3Db)
_____________________________

I know how that is....

Posted by: Michelle Fields at April 07, 2016 02:19 PM (HSmrB)

678 This is eerily reminiscent of that early interwebz piece by written by that Eurotrash reporter Robert Fisk (whose name is where the verb "to fisk" derives) where he describes being beaten up by (Iraqi? Afghan?) thugs. He said he pretty much deserved it.

And thus was an internet laughingstock born.

Anyone else remember the college chick that wrote the love poem to Hezbollah? And Iowahawk got hold of it and produced a response from the "Hezbollah poetry society".

"We love you too Cecilia Lucas"

Posted by: Blue Hen at April 07, 2016 02:19 PM (326rv)

679 He said he wouldn't vote for Trump because he's a racist and his comments about women. Okay.

--

When I hear that I counter with "oh please. I've watched him for years on the Apprentice, and while he is a huge Bathgate, he is not in the least ingredient or racist. And Do you know how much money he's raised for charity through the years? No one is better at making one presenters open their wallets for the needy."

Then pivot to how Clinton's foundation raises money for Clinton.

Posted by: @votermom at April 07, 2016 02:20 PM (nbrY/)

680 "#4. Where would you build them cause you need a water source for cooling?"

External water shouldn't be a requirement for new nuclear.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 07, 2016 02:20 PM (noWW6)

681 (And yes, I have compassion for the parents of the kids killed. His mom shouldn't have allowed him to have a gun in the first place, but to make Bernie responsible somehow-com'on!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 07, 2016 01:09 PM (w4NZ


His mom didn't let him have a gun. He murdered her, and took her guns.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 07, 2016 02:20 PM (UsLZp)

682 so horde, there's a question I've been wanting answered for a while. What line needs to be crossed before you arm up and go the way of the founders?

-
I'm too out of shape, old, and fat. I do, however, go to the mattresses every night.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 07, 2016 02:20 PM (sy8XK)

683
The moral, spiritual, and intellectual rot today, especially in the ruling class, is unprecedented.
And these are the people who run our schools, our media, and even (to some extent) our churches.


This. And add on a surly, deliberately underemployed and undereducated class of parasites who not only have no familiarity with Constitutional principles, but are, in most cases, actively hostile to them.

Try running for president - hell, try running for dog catcher on the platform of the dignity of work, the need for knowledge and respect for the traditions of self-government.

You'll lose in a blowout that would make Mondale say, "that's gotta hurt!"

There will be no Second Great Awakening for America.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 07, 2016 02:20 PM (X6fMO)

684 Sanders only virtue is that he isn't a criminal. Hillary Capone scares even Democrats.

For that, Democrat voters are overlooking the fact he got his first job at 39 years old, prior to which he did itinerant work and was a vagrant of sorts generally supported by his family. And when he finally did get regular work it was a government job.

Posted by: MTF at April 07, 2016 02:20 PM (/m8T6)

685 673. And I did RCM school for my RadCon for the Simon Lake

Let's just do one point....you really think you can build a fully operational nuclear reactor including the rods for 2 billion?

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 02:21 PM (EPtLe)

686 >>>It's kind of funny that nuclear reactors have a reputation for being so
sci-fi high tech ... when they're really nothing more than big piles of
steaming radioactive shit that boil water.<<<

That's so we can have reactor meltdowns that bring us Half Life, Black Mesa, time travel, teleporting, and Gordon Freeman.

Posted by: Fritz at April 07, 2016 02:21 PM (UzPAd)

687
Clean water isn't a right guaranteed by the constitution, but we use government to supply it in populous areas.







Posted by: jwest at April 07, 2016 02:11 PM (Zs4uk)

Leave Flint out of this.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 07, 2016 02:21 PM (oKE6c)

688 Is anyone else watching Underground on WGN?

How about Limitless?

The Americans?

Some good shows. Been rooting for Philip to defect on The Americans since S1E1.

Posted by: Levi Coffin at April 07, 2016 02:21 PM (DmIu3)

689 afternoon all,

I know this is probably silly, but could someone direct me to information about Bernie Sanders that is not MSM-filtered? If I google "sanders beliefs" all I get are the feel the bern crap, or how Bern is in this world, not of it, nonsense.

My kids were arguing about how he would be better than Hilary, since she is, in their words, a lying, murdering felon, but I admit that I haven't really read up on him. His teeth scare me as much as his socialist beliefs.

I would like to have some facts, other than my "socialism only works in a family, because nobody else wants to pay for your sorry ass" diatribe that they have heard for years. (Granted, this is directed more at son than daughter, who doesn't really care about politics.)

Thanks yall

Posted by: Moki at April 07, 2016 02:22 PM (ezHMO)

690 And you're a nuclear expert? Right.
Face it, you have no argument.
Posted by: jwest at April 07, 2016 02:17 PM (Zs4uk)

Donald Trump's take on the nuclear energy situation:

"Commenter jwest, nice guy, one of my biggest supporters, and there's a lot you know, just ask Melania, beautiful woman, and so smart! Would never take in a poor half broken snake - look at Brussels, there's a big, big problem folks, Europe is in trouble, it's a real mess - and do we love our Europeans? We need to make our country safe and they do too! They've got to be stronger, and we've got to be strong! I'm the strongest, have you seen my polls?"

lol I was gonna bring this back to nuclear energy but that wouldn't be realistic.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 07, 2016 02:22 PM (xuouz)

691
Fox Business is showing more footage of Syrians arriving at the Kansas City airport. The one thing I notice besides the idiot Americans with the welcome signs is how fat the women and children look. Must be a result of the suffering they're doing over there.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 07, 2016 02:23 PM (493sH)

692 Leave Flint out of this.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 07, 2016 02:21 PM (oKE6c)
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Consumers should have a choice as we briefly had at gasoline stations. Leaded or unleaded.

Posted by: RioBravo at April 07, 2016 02:23 PM (NUqwG)

693 If you told the GOPe that the voters insisted on the government obeying the laws of gravity they'd wind up stuck to the fucking ceiling.

-
And who invented gravity? Isaac Newton! A white man!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 07, 2016 02:23 PM (sy8XK)

694 ooooh
But kinda on topic, did you guys see that thing about salt reactors
That is amazing shit

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 02:23 PM (EPtLe)

695
Some good shows. Been rooting for Philip to defect on The Americans since S1E1.
Posted by: Levi Coffin at April 07, 2016 02:21 PM (DmIu3)

Streamed the first 2 seasons after Sonny Bunch record it on WFB. Couldn't get into it. Seems too much an "we are immoral, too!" show. And slow to boot.

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at April 07, 2016 02:24 PM (aqHHa)

696
Leftist Norway politican Karsten Nordal Hauken was brutally sodomized by a Somali and felt so incredibly guilty in the aftermath he subsequently begged authorities not to deport the man.
Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at April 07, 2016 01:38 PM (mEZce)
-----------------------

I think I "get" this. This is PTSD.

The adjustment he's making has nothing to do with politics; it's a defense mechanism to keep him from losing his mind with outrage, shame, anger, pain, all the emotions a rape victim suffers. "It was justified; it can all be balanced out cosmically; I'm the other side of an equation, etc." The outrageousness of his statement is directly proportional to his true level of distress.

I do a similar thing when I'm ripped off or I lose something valuable or whatever. "At least I'm not in a North Korean labor camp" is the line I always use on myself. It works, too.

Posted by: iforgot at April 07, 2016 02:24 PM (d+knu)

697 The number they gave me to call, 213-255-0887, is in the Los Angeles area. I'm not saying you should call that number, but if any of you morons have outstanding issues with the IRS, that's the number I was given.

"Good afternoon, my name is Frank, and I was calling to ask a few survey questions regarding the epidemic of fraudulent 'tax resolution' schemes plaguing the nation...what did you say your name and organization was again...?"

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Restorationist at April 07, 2016 02:25 PM (9krrF)

698 On top of Student Loans, more good economic news;

>>More Warning Signs in Subprime Car Market<<

>>Lenders were unable to recover an annualized average 11.2% of securitized subprime laon balances from borrowers who stopped paying.<<

That's up for the last two years now.

Ever wonder how that guy sitting next to you at the dealership is buying a better model than you...with no real job...in his wife beater and barely speaking English?

It's 2008 all over again. Only with four wheels.
http://tinyurl.com/zmtb7sa

Posted by: Marcus T at April 07, 2016 02:25 PM (O0lVq)

699 691
Fox Business is showing more footage of Syrians arriving at the Kansas City airport. The one thing I notice besides the idiot Americans with the welcome signs is how fat the women and children look. Must be a result of the suffering they're doing over there.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 07, 2016 02:23 PM (493sH)
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Arabs...they don't tend to have the healthiest diet. Lotta carbs.

Imagine it, Horde - we're watching the death of our nation by a thousand cuts, and in real time.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 02:25 PM (lutOX)

700 Nood.

Posted by: HH at April 07, 2016 02:25 PM (DrCtv)

701 Must be a result of the suffering they're doing over there.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 07, 2016 02:23 PM (493sH)

Stress eating, donchaknow?

Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at April 07, 2016 02:25 PM (aqHHa)

702 Now to the laundry
I feel like slave labor here

Posted by: Navycopjoe at April 07, 2016 02:25 PM (EPtLe)

703 636 I cheerfully handle that task as well. Her back side is just,,, beautiful.

Posted by: Huma at April 07, 2016 02:26 PM (mKlLC)

704 interesting, I do not know any of that.
Posted by: Shoey at April 07, 2016 02:18 PM (vA94g)

If you're in Boston, GO! Best museum in a city with lots of them. The Boston MFA is amazing, though, and a 5 minute walk from the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum.

ISG was a fabulously rich and eccentric heiress who collected all kinds of art and her old house, now the museum (four floors with a central garden courtyard) is absolutely draped in art, tapestries, furniture, and sculpture. Not a ton of sculpture. Lady had good taste.

As for eccentric: per her wishes for the museum, any woman named Isabella is given free admission, forever.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 07, 2016 02:26 PM (xuouz)

705 Afternoon morons! While we're all waiting for Ace anybody want to hear my Mark Levin impression? Thank me! Thank me!

Oh, you've all heard that before? Have I told you about my karate lessons?

*launches into one billionth karate monologue*

Posted by: Sean Hannity at April 07, 2016 02:26 PM (BDZWU)

706 Leftist Norway politican Karsten Nordal Hauken was brutally sodomized by a Somali and felt so incredibly guilty in the aftermath he subsequently begged authorities not to deport the man.

Posted by: RWC-Team BOHICA at April 07, 2016 01:38 PM (mEZce)


If Scandis can't proudly display their Stockholm Syndrome, then who can?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 07, 2016 02:26 PM (zc3Db)

707 693 If you told the GOPe that the voters insisted on the government obeying the laws of gravity they'd wind up stuck to the fucking ceiling.
-
And who invented gravity? Isaac Newton! A white man!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 07, 2016 02:23 PM (sy8XK)



Gravity - yet another instance of the white man holding others down.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 07, 2016 02:27 PM (oKE6c)

708 Imagine it, Horde - we're watching the death of our nation by a thousand cuts, and in real time.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 07, 2016 02:25 PM (lutOX)
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I just hope any apprehensions about security don't get blown up into religious and cultural conflict.

Posted by: RioBravo at April 07, 2016 02:27 PM (NUqwG)

709 All those Syrians landing in KC? Give them student loans and a subprime car loan?

You can trade them for their suicide vest.

Posted by: Marcus T at April 07, 2016 02:27 PM (O0lVq)

710 701 Must be a result of the suffering they're doing over there.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 07, 2016 02:23 PM (493sH)
Stress eating, donchaknow?
Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at April 07, 2016 02:25 PM (aqHHa)




ORA: They're swallowing a lot of stress. Also a lot of pizzas.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 07, 2016 02:28 PM (oKE6c)

711 Fox Business is showing more footage of Syrians arriving at the Kansas
City airport. The one thing I notice besides the idiot Americans with
the welcome signs




"Welcome, terrorists!"

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 07, 2016 02:29 PM (oKE6c)

712 You can trade them for their suicide vest.
Posted by: Marcus T at April 07, 2016 02:27 PM (O0lVq)
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The vests can be used for collateral. Of course if anything goes wrong with the deal there could be some extensive collateral damage.

Posted by: RioBravo at April 07, 2016 02:29 PM (NUqwG)

713 For all the terrible golfers out there (myself included), Ernie Els just seven putted from a yard away on the first green, during the first round of the Masters.

Posted by: MTF at April 07, 2016 02:29 PM (/m8T6)

714 Test?

Posted by: johnd01 at April 07, 2016 02:30 PM (ukNFU)

715 Nood. Ace is up.

Posted by: johnd01 at April 07, 2016 02:30 PM (ukNFU)

716 lol I was gonna bring this back to nuclear energy but that wouldn't be realistic.

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 07, 2016 02:22 PM (xuouz)


I could see Trump making this policy announcement with the CEOs of US Steel and ALCOA standing next to him, saying how they're going to be build HUGE new plants across the rust belt.

Posted by: jwest at April 07, 2016 02:31 PM (Zs4uk)

717 For all the terrible golfers out there (myself included), Ernie Els just seven putted from a yard away on the first green, during the first round of the Masters.
Posted by: MTF at April 07, 2016 02:29 PM (/m8T6)

Wait really? That fucking blows, I love Ernie. Did he hit it off his shoe and back onto the putter and off a ball marker and ding it off his bag or what?

Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 07, 2016 02:31 PM (xuouz)

718 683
.....add on a surly, deliberately underemployed and undereducated class of parasites who not only have no familiarity with Constitutional principles, but are, in most cases, actively hostile to them.

Try running for president - hell, try running for dog catcher on the platform of the dignity of work, the need for knowledge and respect for the traditions of self-government.

You'll lose in a blowout that would make Mondale say, "that's gotta hurt!"

There will be no Second Great Awakening for America.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 07, 2016 02:20 PM (X6fMO)
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Too true.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 07, 2016 02:34 PM (T/5A0)

719 Posted by: Moki at April 07, 2016 02:22 PM (ezHMO)


Give one kid a job and promise $10 to do it. After the task is completed, give him $3 and hand $7 to the other one since he didn't have a job and needed someone to support him.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at April 07, 2016 02:35 PM (dTmWl)

720 Ernie Els just seven putted from a yard away on the first green, during the first round of the Masters.
Posted by: MTF at April 07, 2016 02:29 PM (/m8T6)


As someone who has seven-putted a hole, I can sympathize.

Posted by: jwest at April 07, 2016 02:35 PM (Zs4uk)

721 As for eccentric: per her wishes for the museum, any woman named Isabella is given free admission, forever.
Posted by: Ghost of kari - certified inane at April 07, 2016 02:26 PM (xuouz)


if I ever get out that way I will go, hell, I'll even put on a dress and tell them my name is Isabella, lol

Posted by: Shoey at April 07, 2016 02:36 PM (vA94g)

722 Probably willowed, in any case not the format for this (as I said at the outset), but ......

Public goods (simplifying, but fully accurate in this instance) are things that govt. gets involved in producing because there is either insufficient private demand or supply for said thing.


Spy satellites. Nuclear explosives (OK, some here *would* buy them if they could, but you know what I mean). Nuclear submarines. A navy. Etc etc.


Electrical power does not fit into either part of that definition (demand/supply). Doesn't even come close.


And don't confuse separate things like eminent domain to acquire routes for transmission lines, etc. That is clearly a govt. function - *when* private rights of way that can be rented/bought to do the same thing, that is.


This is the exact opposite of an academic discussion, energy being the lifeblood of a modern economy, whether manufacturing- or services-based.


The best electrical power generation solution is obviously the one that was initially used and is still just as clearly the best: let real-world price signals and technology provide the generation and transmission methods, within sane and scientifically-rooted environmental parameters. Period.


Some nationwide federally-involved reactor system answers a question that doesn't exist, using a stupid approach with no applicability. Rescind indefensible specious "environmental" interference in production of fuels and production of power, and you have plenty of inexpensive grid power, forever.


(Base power refers to generation sources that can be used to power a grid - wind and solar are not technically suitable for this)

Posted by: rhomboid at April 07, 2016 02:39 PM (QDnY+)

723 "Good thing the delegates are in charge and not the GOPe."

Not clear on your point. Each state's GOP machinery picks the delegates. Cruz can do better than Trump at working this to his benefit, but I don't see how he takes it over enough to push out the GOPe from picking its usual suspects.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 07, 2016 02:40 PM (r1fLd)

724 The sniper is under the skirt, to the right of the small basket.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at April 07, 2016 02:42 PM (Kucy5)

725 Not clear on your point. Each state's GOP machinery picks the delegates. Cruz can do better than Trump at working this to his benefit, but I don't see how he takes it over enough to push out the GOPe from picking its usual suspects.

------

As always it somewhat depends on what you mean by the GOPe. The delegates are rank / file guys chosen from the local party bastions up and not top down. They are not chosen by state GOP leaders. They are likely to be much more conservative that what we might consider the GOPe to be regarding elected officials.

Posted by: SH at April 07, 2016 02:48 PM (gmeXX)

726 When I was a very little kid, I got one or two baby chicks for Easter. They eventually became chickens, and then they disappeared. I have no idea where they went.

BUUUURRRRRRRP !

Me neither.

Posted by: JT at April 07, 2016 03:07 PM (K6pUg)

727 Posted by: First-Rate Political Hack at April 07, 2016 02:24 PM (aqHHa)



I was hooked as soon as incognito Phillip stabbed the pedophile with said pedophile's bbq fork.

Strange and Diverse Ways kind of thing for me.

Romans 8:28 is a solid loophole. I use it often.

Romans 8:28 is one of my favorite verses in the Bible.

Posted by: Levi Coffin at April 07, 2016 03:13 PM (DmIu3)

728 Mrs. Monet the Kim Kardashian of the Impressionists. Famous for just being famous. Monet did many paintings of his wife including "Woman with a Parasol" and "La Japonaise".

Posted by: Michael K at April 09, 2016 08:37 AM (YXlRz)

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