Saturday Morning Oddities [Misanthropic Humanitarina]

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Happy Saturday. Here are a few interesting things that have been going on this past week. Enjoy your weekend.

  • Bomb squad called out for sex toy
  • Too many nannies on the internet
  • Going to the GOP convention? Need a place to stay? You might want to check this out
  • Donkey killer set free
  • There's a U-Haul joke in here somewhere
  • Weird but amazing medical treatment

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    1 1st?

    Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 09, 2016 08:17 AM (Q7bO0)

    2 Good morning. Birds woke me.

    Posted by: Drc at April 09, 2016 08:17 AM (QuZ50)

    3 Morning.

    Posted by: .87c at April 09, 2016 08:17 AM (f5AJI)

    4 *wanders off for more coffee*

    Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 09, 2016 08:18 AM (Q7bO0)

    5 Working today, going to have to do SOME work... but I'm going to try to show up a few minutes "late" as my silent protest.

    Posted by: BurtTC at April 09, 2016 08:18 AM (Dj0WE)

    6 Perfect, OB. There ya' go, Tim. No work necessary on Saturdays.

    Posted by: creeper at April 09, 2016 08:20 AM (Zq1PA)

    7 Snow, less than an inch.
    Looks like Duluth is reporting 4°

    Posted by: Randolph Bismuth at April 09, 2016 08:22 AM (sgxaR)

    8 I am debating mowing grass later today, or wait until Monday when it is supposed to be warmer. We are experiencing a winter relapse here today so I think I will wait.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 09, 2016 08:23 AM (vvmPQ)

    9 Grass? What is that? Current temp 24 degrees.

    Posted by: creeper at April 09, 2016 08:24 AM (Zq1PA)

    10 Regarding the boob cake, I guess you could say since they are British instrgram can be forgiven, since everything the British do involves their obsession with boobs.

    Whereas instagram itself seems very American: voyeurism and vanity.

    Because really, nobody needs to see your damn cake either.

    Posted by: BurtTC at April 09, 2016 08:26 AM (Dj0WE)

    11 Chilly here this morning. I've got a Lacrosse game at Wake Forest at 3 pm, hoping it warms up a bit.

    Posted by: Lincolntf at April 09, 2016 08:27 AM (2cS/G)

    12 Are you identifying as a female today, MH?

    Posted by: Infidel at April 09, 2016 08:29 AM (V9TqF)

    13 In the sidebar: Teh Celebrity-in-Chief holds yet another fundraiser.

    This man is a human vacuum, sucking up every penny he comes near. Is there any way to know just exactly how much he has raked in over the past eight years?

    Posted by: creeper at April 09, 2016 08:31 AM (Zq1PA)

    14 creeper, the bad part is we are never going to be rid of this vermin. He makes Carter look like a piker.

    Posted by: Infidel at April 09, 2016 08:33 AM (V9TqF)

    15 "Grass? What is that? Current temp 24 degrees."


    Currently 56F. A bit chill but it should warm up to around 80F today.

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 08:35 AM (9ym/8)

    16 Oops, I just mistook Instagram as being a boob.

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 08:36 AM (9ym/8)

    17 16 Oops, I just mistook Instagram as being a boob.
    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 08:36 AM (9ym/
    ***
    Meh, you could do worse.

    Yesterday, one of the Horde mistook it for a viable business.

    Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 09, 2016 08:37 AM (lutOX)

    18 5 Working today, going to have to do SOME work... but I'm going to try to show up a few minutes "late" as my silent protest.
    Posted by: BurtTC at April 09, 2016 08:18 AM (Dj0WE

    That sounds like Mrs. MH today

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 09, 2016 08:37 AM (voOPb)

    19 Currently 56F. A bit chill but it should warm up to around 80F today.
    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 08:35 AM (9ym/8

    One of these days RK, one of these days...........

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 09, 2016 08:38 AM (voOPb)

    20 Infidel, indeed. He has vowed to remain in Washington and will continue to beg for money through time immemorial.

    Every time I stop and think that this grafter actually lives in the White House I get queasy. How did we get so far down the rabbit hole?

    Posted by: creeper at April 09, 2016 08:39 AM (Zq1PA)

    21 Got willowed in the last thread.

    Posted by: rickl at April 09, 2016 08:39 AM (sdi6R)

    22 Is Misanthropic Humanitarina Misanthropic Humanitarian's wife?

    Posted by: rickl at April 09, 2016 08:40 AM (sdi6R)

    23 creeper, the long march thru the institutions. Schools, gov't, churches, etc. Cloward Piven.

    Posted by: Infidel at April 09, 2016 08:40 AM (V9TqF)

    24 22 Is Misanthropic Humanitarina Misanthropic Humanitarian's wife?
    Posted by: rickl at April 09, 2016 08:40 AM (sdi6R

    Spits coffee all over desk. Thanks Rickl

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 09, 2016 08:42 AM (voOPb)

    25 lol, that's why I asked if you were identifying as female.

    Posted by: Infidel at April 09, 2016 08:43 AM (V9TqF)

    26 Illinois employers warned of nearly 900 layoffs last month as businesses closed, merged or suffered slowdowns.

    This will common headlines in NY and CA as the $15 min. wage takes hold over the next few years. But the governors will spin it so that it sounds like a plus....think of all the poor now making a living wage? But of course why aren't the employers hiring the young, inexperienced worker, how can this be.


    Posted by: Colin at April 09, 2016 08:43 AM (6IZ5e)

    27 Infidel @23 Yeah, and it wasn't as if they tried to hide it. We stood by and watched it happen. Then, when we finally figured out how far down the socialist trail we were, we tried to correct it by voting for "conservatives"

    We know how that turned out.

    Posted by: creeper at April 09, 2016 08:44 AM (Zq1PA)

    28 "One of these days RK, one of these days..........."


    Just sit back, close your eyes, and, think "Arizona.......Arizona.......Arizona."

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 08:46 AM (9ym/8)

    29 27. Yep. I have high hopes some days that we can get thru this and return to sanity. Today, I am cynical.

    Posted by: Infidel at April 09, 2016 08:47 AM (V9TqF)

    30 12 Are you identifying as a female today, MH?
    Posted by: Infidel at April 09, 2016 08:29 AM (V9TqF

    No. I'm holding down the fort with the dogs. Mrs. MH place of employment has ordered mgmt to work one Saturday per month. She's already on call 24/7/365 and is not happy about it.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 09, 2016 08:47 AM (voOPb)

    31 "lol, that's why I asked if you were identifying as female."


    That's excellent P.C. in action. We wouldn't want to be too judgy around here.

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 08:48 AM (9ym/8)

    32 Just sit back, close your eyes, and, think "Arizona.......Arizona.......Arizona."
    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 08:46 AM (9ym/8

    I tortured myself last night with weather channel on the ipad. It was 56 and fair in Payson. Here it was 30 and snow showers. Lovely.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 09, 2016 08:48 AM (voOPb)

    33 So how the hell does that cake look even remotely like a boobeh? Methinks somebody needs to invest in some back issues of Playboy...

    Posted by: antisocialist at April 09, 2016 08:48 AM (hO0St)

    34 I am living for the pet thread today and the book thread tomorrow, every bit of "conventional news" brings me closer to the brink of despair.

    I am so tired of watching the "opposition" party scheme to maintain their own perks and power in the fundamentally transformed country where they have not lifted a finger (even a middle one) to slow down the pace of unalterable change and destruction wrought by the great obama.

    Posted by: Hrothgar at April 09, 2016 08:49 AM (wYnyS)

    35 MH, sounds like my neighbor. He is in communications, (phones, wiring and the like) at St. Scary's, the local hospital. They quit paying on call pay, but he is still on call. He is not a happy camper.

    Posted by: Infidel at April 09, 2016 08:50 AM (V9TqF)

    36 But of course why aren't the employers hiring the young, inexperienced worker, how can this be.


    Posted by: Colin

    Yep. How many fast food or other minimum wage jobs went to those that are less then prime hiring material. Either as a feel good for management, a favor to a friend, the fact that they'll kill themselves to show up to the job, are usually very conscientious about the job no matter how much shit their fellow employees and or customers give them. At 15 an hour you're going to want a better worker that can handle two jobs.

    Who do you think is shit canned?

    Posted by: Bruce at April 09, 2016 08:51 AM (7S0RU)

    37 She's already on call 24/7/365 and is not happy about it.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 09, 2016 08:47 AM (voOPb)


    Maybe it would help if you were to tell her that dear you just got a call and you're on duty today!

    *runs from thread*

    Posted by: Hrothgar at April 09, 2016 08:51 AM (wYnyS)

    38 Ricardo, guess I should have added the sarc tag.

    Posted by: Infidel at April 09, 2016 08:52 AM (V9TqF)

    39 35 MH, sounds like my neighbor. He is in communications, (phones, wiring and the like) at St. Scary's, the local hospital. They quit paying on call pay, but he is still on call. He is not a happy camper.
    Posted by: Infidel at April 09, 2016 08:50 AM (V9TqF)

    Mrs. MH wasn't happy there, this was last straw. A week after this was implemented she was offered a new job, better hours and moar pay. This is her last Saturday there. The kicker is she is suppose to supervise areas she has no knowledge in. And I better leave it at that

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 09, 2016 08:54 AM (voOPb)

    40 "Ricardo, guess I should have added the sarc tag."


    Not at all. I automatically assume snark with any given post. I hope everyone does for me too.

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 08:54 AM (9ym/8)

    41 >>No. I'm holding down the fort with the dogs. Mrs. MH
    >>place of employment has ordered mgmt to work one
    >>Saturday per month.

    There's always Venezuela...

    Posted by: JEM at April 09, 2016 08:55 AM (S8YVh)

    42 30 No. I'm holding down the fort with the dogs. Mrs.
    MH place of employment has ordered mgmt to work one Saturday per month.
    She's already on call 24/7/365 and is not happy about it.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 09, 2016 08:47 AM (voOPb


    Damn I felt put out because I had to be on call for one week out of every month. But we had to meet fitness for duty requirements and be able to return to work in less than 45 min. That meant could not go anywhere and could not be a single caretaker of someone. AND most painful, could not have any alcohol at all.


    And those who were on call got no pay for it.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 09, 2016 08:55 AM (vvmPQ)

    43 I would LOVE to be working today. Overtime's been cut out completely, so I've gone from 10 hours a day and Saturday to straight time and no weekends. So much for having a little extra summer traveling money.

    Posted by: antisocialist at April 09, 2016 08:55 AM (hO0St)

    44 Currently 56F"

    Hmm. Just hit 60.0, and am headed to The Woodlands spring "art" show this morning... should be a fine S. Texas day!

    Posted by: Anon a mouse... at April 09, 2016 08:55 AM (C9pBZ)

    45 MH, I hope she likes he new job. It sucks being miserable at work everyday. Don't ask me how I know.

    Posted by: Infidel at April 09, 2016 08:56 AM (V9TqF)

    46 " It sucks being miserable at work everyday. Don't ask me how I know."



    Would you be interested in starting a club?

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 08:57 AM (9ym/8)

    47 Why am I awake now?

    I've been stuck in this mode of waking up at 4am for some reason, grabbing the phone and pounding all the things I just remembered into Evernote, then dozing off again. This am the dozing didn't happen.

    Posted by: JEM at April 09, 2016 08:57 AM (S8YVh)

    48 45 MH, I hope she likes he new job. It sucks being miserable at work everyday. Don't ask me how I know.
    Posted by: Infidel at April 09, 2016 08:56 AM (V9TqF

    Thanks Infidel. I'm sure she will. At least I hope she does. Her job is a specialty job and there are not a lot of them in our neck of the woods.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 09, 2016 08:58 AM (voOPb)

    49 Finally doing my taxes. My big morning debate is, do I fill out the forms while on caffeine or on alcohol?

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at April 09, 2016 08:58 AM (jR7Wy)

    50 Currently 44 degrees in Winston, peaking at 52 around 4 pm, before an overnight low of 30. So, definitely a freeze tonight, not gonna help the farmers/gardeners any.

    Posted by: Lincolntf at April 09, 2016 08:59 AM (2cS/G)

    51 44 S. Texas in spring is lovely. S.Texas in August is exactly 7 degrees warmer than the inner circle of Hell.

    Posted by: antisocialist at April 09, 2016 08:59 AM (hO0St)

    52 Speaking of oddities, as a general rule, I look at Urbanists as High Priests of the Church of Progressivism. And as such, that whole "Heat of a thousand suns" thingy applies.

    So I was surprises when Dr Helen recommended a book by a renown Urbanist by the name of Joel Kotkin.

    I looked at the reviews, and then googled his name, which then let me know that he is a fairly prolific writer for The Daily Beast, which I always consider as at a minimum, trending towards the liberal side of the spectrum.

    And reading about seven of his articles at the Beast, I was surprised by some of his positions on Urbanism, the movement, and it's negative impact on cities, as well as peoples lives.

    So anyhow, it's an area which I have only a smattering of knowledge, so I do what I often do, which is reach out to the Horde for advice.

    Any of you Morons have an educated opinion on the Author, and his views on Urbanism?

    Thanks, either way.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 09, 2016 09:00 AM (ptqRm)

    53 It has also inserted Sanders into a dispute among Vatican officials. The president of the academy said Friday that Sanders didn't follow proper protocol -- he failed to contact her office -- and that his presence threatens to make the event political. The academy's chancellor said he arranged the invitation and defended the Vermont senator.

    "Sanders made the first move, for the obvious reasons," Margaret Archer, president of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, which is hosting the conference, said in a telephone interview. "He may be going for the Catholic vote but this is not the Catholic vote and he should remember that and act accordingly -- not that he will."

    Posted by: Jorge Ramos at April 09, 2016 09:00 AM (e8kgV)

    54 Damn I felt put out because I had to be on call for one week out of every month. But we had to meet fitness for duty requirements and be able to return to work in less than 45 min. That meant could not go anywhere and could not be a single caretaker of someone. AND most painful, could not have any alcohol at all.


    And those who were on call got no pay for it.
    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 09, 2016 08:55 AM (vvmPQ

    I'm on call one month a year. The weekends suck the most. Especially since where we get away too there is no land line or cell service. I'm always driving to a spot where I can get signal.
    But on the other hand beats being unemployed and leaving on Obama bucks.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 09, 2016 09:00 AM (voOPb)

    55 51 44 S. Texas in spring is lovely. S.Texas in August is exactly 7 degrees warmer than the inner circle of Hell.
    Posted by: antisocialist at April 09, 2016 08:59 AM (hO0St)
    ***
    Ain't that the truth, though?

    But you forgot to mention the humidity and the mosquitoes.

    Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 09, 2016 09:01 AM (lutOX)

    56 Sure Ricardo. Thing is here, I have no choice and family obligations keep me from relocating.

    The economy is tits up, no thanks to lickenpooper, so I really need this job.


    We just need a name and we can start recruiting members!

    Posted by: Infidel at April 09, 2016 09:01 AM (V9TqF)

    57 It sucks being miserable at work everyday.


    That's why I always scoff when someone says "Do what you love."

    Work is always unpleasant. That is why you get paid to do it! No one else wants the damn job.


    "Man, I love my job. LOVE IT! I just love sucking excrement out of septic tanks. I wouldn't want to do anything else." - Bob's Septic Tank Pumping service. "If you tank is full, Call Bob!"

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

    58 Yeah, the on call thing.

    "Hey, millenial. This thing is called a PAGER. When you were wearing it you were within 25 miles of work, and when it buzzed it wasn't your booty call."

    Posted by: JEM at April 09, 2016 09:02 AM (S8YVh)

    59 49 Finally doing my taxes. My big morning debate is, do I fill out the forms while on caffeine or on alcohol?
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at April 09, 2016 08:58 AM (jR7Wy)

    If you were someone I didn't like i'd suggest booze. Don't give them c*cksuckers any excuse to come after you for more $$$

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 09, 2016 09:02 AM (voOPb)

    60 I don't always work at work. But when I do, it's on time and half.

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

    61 Finally doing my taxes. My big morning debate is, do I fill out the forms while on caffeine or on alcohol?

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at April 09, 2016 08:58 AM (jR7Wy)



    Yo, Eris, as a survivor of filling out this year's forms, might I suggest coffee before, and lots of alcohol after!

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

    62 My big morning debate is, do I fill out the forms while on caffeine or on alcohol?"

    Yes.

    Oh, and those opining on S Texas in August, I suggest a week in DC when the temp plus humidity nears 200. I'll take this every time.

    Posted by: Anon a mouse... at April 09, 2016 09:03 AM (C9pBZ)

    63 Via Insty:

    Here's a surprisingly on target commentary on Trump:

    http://joannenosuchinsky.com/2016/04/02/my-cousin-

    donny/

    (remove extra spaces)


    And no, it's not another bashfest.

    Posted by: naturalfake at April 09, 2016 09:04 AM (2rmvw)

    64 Posted by: JEM at April 09, 2016 09:02 AM (S8YVh)


    brings back some memories.

    Posted by: Infidel at April 09, 2016 09:05 AM (V9TqF)

    65 >>Any of you Morons have an educated opinion on the
    >>Author, and his views on Urbanism?

    Kotkin is quite sane, don't agree with everything he writes but he's on the side of the angels on most issues.

    Posted by: JEM at April 09, 2016 09:05 AM (S8YVh)

    66 I am so tired of watching the "opposition" party scheme to maintain their own perks and power in the fundamentally transformed country where they have not lifted a finger (even a middle one) to slow down the pace of unalterable change and destruction wrought by the great obama.

    --

    This is my first useless comment of the day, but yeah, I have to say I agree 100%. There's a whole lotta bad, bad stuff happening to America now. Everywhere you look, it's almost avalanche proportions. And I'm tickled pink that it appears 10K Syrian "refugees" are being fast tracked into the country. For starters. I'm sure the vetting is top notch. /s

    Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 09, 2016 09:06 AM (pVkEV)

    67 Snow is supposed to be on its way, nothing yet.

    Posted by: Skip at April 09, 2016 09:06 AM (9VEpl)

    68 "That's why I always scoff when someone says "Do what you love."


    I once had a job that I thoroughly enjoyed. It was not "work", it was fullfilment. Spent ten years doing it and then shat out the ass end when the big bust hit in '09.

    I'm pretty good at the job I have now but I hate, HATE, the people I work for.

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 09:07 AM (9ym/8)

    69 64 Posted by: JEM at April 09, 2016 09:02 AM (S8YVh)


    brings back some memories.
    Posted by: Infidel at April 09, 2016 09:05 AM (V9Tq

    I was working at my current job for about 5 years when they instituted this on call BS. However my manager serves his month like the rest of us. I appreciate that. Not a lot about him I do. But, that is one thing. I shouldn't bitch too much we have shortened hours in the summer months and thats nice. Problem is we rotate hours and I have 2 more years before I'm in the shitty part of the year.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 09, 2016 09:07 AM (voOPb)

    70 57 Not true. Lots of people work at jobs they love doing. I used to be one of them, before the engineers took over the day to day management of the facility. I still love my job. I just despise working for idiot children.

    Posted by: antisocialist at April 09, 2016 09:07 AM (hO0St)

    71 Posted by: Hrothgar at April 09, 2016 08:49 AM (wYnyS)
    ---
    I feel your pain, Hrothie *bites lip, mimics empathy*

    Luckily, my natural inclination toward shallowness and the inconsequential is keeping me disengaged from this three ring clown boner dumpster fire. I will reenter the fray when the final cage match begins. I keep hoping for an indictment ex machina.

    Will you be at NoVaMoMee, assuming there is one? We can cry into our bevs of choice, which I will gladly buy.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at April 09, 2016 09:07 AM (jR7Wy)

    72 67 Snow is supposed to be on its way, nothing yet.
    Posted by: Skip at April 09, 2016 09:06 AM (9VEpl

    Are we neighbors?

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 09, 2016 09:08 AM (voOPb)

    73 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 09, 2016 09:00 AM (ptqRm)

    Shooting from the hip as it were, I found this article by Kotkin and he sounds rational to me, YMMV!

    http://tinyurl.com/ha6jcuv

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

    74 I feel sorry for the donkey. How wd you like it if someone sat on you puppy as a joke?

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

    75 I enjoy my current job quite a bit. Would literally do it for free most days. But, that came after decades of very un-fun jobs ranging from processing annuities in a cube farm to laying and finishing concrete flatwork.

    Posted by: Lincolntf at April 09, 2016 09:09 AM (2cS/G)

    76 "Kotkin is quite sane, don't agree with everything he writes but he's on the side of the angels on most issues."

    Thank you.

    Like I said, it's an area where I have a barely minimal level of knowledge.
    But, with Baltimore County heading down the road of Section 8 vouchers being rammed down our throats due to Court settlement, I figured I had better start educating myself on some of the overarching topics.

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

    77 Work? Pfffft.

    Posted by: Prez'nit Checklist at April 09, 2016 09:10 AM (Dwehj)

    78 Will you be at NoVaMoMee, assuming there is one? We can cry into our bevs of choice, which I will gladly buy.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at April 09, 2016 09:07 AM (jR7Wy)


    If you're buying, I'm so there!

    Seriously haven't seen the Bannion lately, and haven't heard about planning for said event, but it is hard to imagine a world without a NoVAMoMee.

    Posted by: Hrothgar at April 09, 2016 09:11 AM (wYnyS)

    79 I'm in se Pa, was reading EMT south of me it's starting.

    Posted by: Skip at April 09, 2016 09:11 AM (9VEpl)

    80 62 Yeah, good point. I'm not a Summer person at all, and the older I get the more I dislike anything above 80 degrees and 50% humidity.

    Posted by: antisocialist at April 09, 2016 09:11 AM (hO0St)

    81 "We just need a name and we can start recruiting members!"


    We're Not Going to Take It, We're Not Going to Take It, We're Not Going to Take It......Anymore!

    Oh wait. Yeah, we might.

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 09:13 AM (9ym/8)

    82 Yeah, I've had mornings like this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ0GbL4247M

    Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 09, 2016 09:13 AM (lutOX)

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

    Comrade Citizen, there is no reason that you should be allowed to hoard that spare bedroom when one of our recently released felons could reside there while planning his collegiate career!

    Posted by: Hrothgar at April 09, 2016 09:14 AM (wYnyS)

    84 "Shooting from the hip as it were, I found this article by Kotkin and he sounds rational to me, YMMV! "

    Thanks.

    That was one of the writings which got me thinking about him.

    Quite a few others out there as well, which tend to go against the grain of most of the traditional Urbanist movement.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 09, 2016 09:14 AM (ptqRm)

    85 I hope they fast track those "Syrian refugess" to heavily Democrat areas.

    Posted by: steevy at April 09, 2016 09:14 AM (B48dK)

    86 I enjoy my job most of the time as in I do like building stuff and it is more fun to build what I want more than what someone else wants. But also I do like a challenge so the difficult can also be more fun.

    Posted by: Skip at April 09, 2016 09:14 AM (9VEpl)

    87 Looks like Cleveland got a shit load of snow.

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 09, 2016 09:16 AM (iQIUe)

    88 "I hope they fast track those "Syrian refugess" to heavily Democrat areas."


    Kansas. Heavily Democrat Kansas.

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 09:17 AM (9ym/8)

    89 79 I'm in se Pa, was reading EMT south of me it's starting.
    Posted by: Skip at April 09, 2016 09:11 AM (9VEpl

    Who knew that PA and WI had so much in common?

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 09, 2016 09:17 AM (voOPb)

    90 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 09:07 AM (9ym/

    I was fortunate to make my living for seventeen years at a job I absolutely loved. I lived in terror that "they" would find out how good I had it and take it away from me.

    Damned if they didn't. But it was sure fun while it lasted.

    Posted by: creeper at April 09, 2016 09:18 AM (Zq1PA)

    91 Whatcha talkin' 'bout. I got it all worked out. $15/hr X 40 = 31K a year = 310K in ten years = 620K in 20 years = maybe I shoulda done sumfin' better'n this because $15/hr X 0 hours = Obamaphone.

    Posted by: Low Information Idiot at April 09, 2016 09:18 AM (58666)

    92 85
    I hope they fast track those "Syrian refugess" to heavily Democrat areas


    Nice fantasy you have there, would be a shame if something happened to it.

    Posted by: Infidel at April 09, 2016 09:18 AM (V9TqF)

    93 Taxpayer relief shot to the rescue, again.

    But reading the entire story, there is a slight odor of fish.

    And Hillary is nowhere near there.

    http://tinyurl.com/zvzg8gz

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 09, 2016 09:18 AM (ptqRm)

    94 "I enjoy my job most of the time as in I do like building stuff "


    What do you build, Skip?

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 09:18 AM (9ym/8)

    95 Freedom!

    Posted by: The Crack Pipe at April 09, 2016 09:18 AM (jnglB)

    96 "What Role Does Islamophobia Play in Terror Attacks?"
    These people are insane.


    http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/231022/

    Posted by: steevy at April 09, 2016 09:18 AM (B48dK)

    97 Yo, Eris, as a survivor of filling out this year's forms, might I suggest coffee before, and lots of alcohol after!

    Posted by: Hrothgar at April 09, 2016 09:03 AM


    What he said. *eyes tax forms that need a final double checking*

    Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 09, 2016 09:19 AM (Q7bO0)

    98 "I hope they fast track those "Syrian refugess" to heavily Democrat areas."


    Kansas. Heavily Democrat Kansas.

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 09:17 AM (9ym/



    Instant voter relocation program. What I noticed from the video of them arriving was how fat the women are. Must be a result of the suffering

    Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 09, 2016 09:19 AM (45oDG)

    99 I took call for 19 years, started out with 5 nurses rotating week nights and weekends. About 2 years ago every one quite except me and 1 other gal. Had to be on call every other night and every other weekend. She finally had enough and I was the last man standing. I was the only thing keeping the doors open. I refused to be on call every day so they got rid of the call ( it's taken out of the main office 60 miles away) I also negotiated a 5 figure raise. Luckily I love my job which is good because I work long days doing the job of 5 people. But the weekends are mine. Should they ever replace staff and make us do call again I will find another job.

    Posted by: Molly k. at April 09, 2016 09:20 AM (4aaDj)

    100 71 NoVaMoMe? Seriously? I wanted to attend the last one but couldn't get info. Midst have the secret password, I guess. Or everyone hates me.

    Posted by: Weasel at April 09, 2016 09:20 AM (e3bId)

    101 "Damned if they didn't. But it was sure fun while it lasted."

    Ya know, that's a blessing. It was nice to spend so much time being happy.

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 09:21 AM (9ym/8)

    102 Aww jeez. So much for enjoying a nice biscuit at Bojangles while Mr. antisocialist is out turkey hunting...some gal just waddled in with her ill mannered spawn and plopped down behind me. If I had behaved even half as badly as these kids are, my mom would have wore my tail out right here in front of God and everybody.
    Gaaahhhhh.

    Posted by: antisocialist at April 09, 2016 09:21 AM (hO0St)

    103 "Will you be at NoVaMoMee, assuming there is one? We can cry into our bevs of choice, which I will gladly buy.


    If we can make it again, Mrs VIA and I will buy you both a beverage of choice.


    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 09, 2016 09:22 AM (ptqRm)

    104 82 Yeah, I've had mornings like this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ0GbL4247M
    Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 09, 2016 09:13 AM (lutOX)
    ---
    LOL! Me too.

    I did hesitate to click on a Palpatine link on "mornings". Figured it was Hunter S. Thompson meets Electric Ladyland as imagined by Frazetta.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at April 09, 2016 09:22 AM (jR7Wy)

    105 There's a great piece out there somewhere on a study that inadvertently correlated suburban crime hotspots almost precisely to section 8 dwellings, no time to find it right now.

    Posted by: JEM at April 09, 2016 09:23 AM (S8YVh)

    106 Just moving around with the first cup of coffee today and saw this:

    46-771-793-336

    It's a thing where you call that number and are connected to a random Swede in Sweden for a chat. It's a tourism thing, but I so want to call it and get connected to a hot Swedish babe.

    Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at April 09, 2016 09:23 AM (4ErVI)

    107 "Must be a result of the suffering"


    Ah, yes, the "suffering."


    And the couscous. Lots and lots of couscous.

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 09:23 AM (9ym/8)

    108 I'm a carpenter by trade, but I've built furniture, wood sculptures, for my niece who when little a scale doll house, sand sculptures, military miniatures, as well as my own carpentry things.

    Posted by: Skip at April 09, 2016 09:24 AM (9VEpl)

    109 "There's a great piece out there somewhere on a study that inadvertently correlated suburban crime hotspots almost precisely to section 8 dwellings, no time to find it right now."

    Several others out there which show a distinct pattern of crime along corridors served by either light rail, or metro bus systems from the urban areas out to the suburban area, and back.


    Sort of like Uber for crime.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 09, 2016 09:25 AM (ptqRm)

    110 100 71 NoVaMoMe? Seriously? I wanted to attend the last one but couldn't get info. Midst have the secret password, I guess. Or everyone hates me.
    Posted by: Weasel at April 09, 2016 09:20 AM (e3bId)
    ---
    Everybody loves a party weasel!

    It's usually broadcast a month or two in advance on the ONTs and morning threads. The MC asks participants to e-mail him so he can get a head count and choose a venue that will have us.

    This year? Brown bags in a Denny's parking lot is my guess.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at April 09, 2016 09:26 AM (jR7Wy)

    111 LOL! Me too.

    I did hesitate to click on a Palpatine link on "mornings". Figured it was Hunter S. Thompson meets Electric Ladyland as imagined by Frazetta.
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at April 09, 2016 09:22 AM (jR7Wy)
    ***
    Come now, I'm not as bad as all that.

    Sometimes.

    Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 09, 2016 09:26 AM (lutOX)

    112 "I'm a carpenter by trade, "


    Gots to tell you, Skip. I can cut and weld but I ain't a carpenter for shit. I respect the heck outta that if you make wood look like something or stand up in a wind-storm.

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 09:26 AM (9ym/8)

    113 and the older I get the more I dislike anything above 80 degrees and 50% humidity."

    Celebrate the diversity - I'm well past any desire for snow/ice/pants...

    Posted by: Anon a mouse... at April 09, 2016 09:27 AM (C9pBZ)

    114 Wildlife Resource Officer just sat down, some ol boy asked him how many people he'd busted today (mind you, it's 9:30 am) and he said "five".
    And that's not even a personal record, he says.

    Posted by: antisocialist at April 09, 2016 09:28 AM (hO0St)

    115 There's a great piece out there somewhere on a study that inadvertently correlated suburban crime hotspots"

    Yeah, it was about Memphis, published in Atlantic (IIRC) - the article laid out some interesting info, then proceeded to dance around the causes...

    Posted by: Anon a mouse... at April 09, 2016 09:28 AM (C9pBZ)

    116 Kansas. Heavily Democrat Kansas.
    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 09:17 AM (9ym/
    ========
    My exneighbor, moonbat extraordinaire, moved to Kansas. She has some selfies with Chelsea. Since she has a habit of ignoring personal boundaries and is right on top of her, Chelsea, tho smiling, looks very uncomfortable. lol

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 09, 2016 09:28 AM (iQIUe)

    117 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 09:21 AM (9ym/

    Airline reservations. Unlimited shift trades and unlimited passes anywhere in the world, plus 50% discounts on hotels. I was the standing joke of the office. Worked three weeks and traveled one every month. But that was in the seventies and eighties and TPTB were busy deregulating the airlines. After three furloughs and two bankruptcies the jig was up. Still miss it so much it hurts.

    Posted by: creeper at April 09, 2016 09:28 AM (Zq1PA)

    118 112 "I'm a carpenter by trade, "


    Gots to tell you, Skip. I can cut and weld but I ain't a carpenter for shit. I respect the heck outta that if you make wood look like something or stand up in a wind-storm.

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 09:26 AM (9ym/

    Agreed! I know how it is suppose to be built. But somewhere between my brain and my hands things go terribly bad

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 09, 2016 09:29 AM (voOPb)

    119 NoVaMoMe planning - you guys are free to open a thread on the goodreads group if that would be helpful?

    Posted by: @votermom at April 09, 2016 09:29 AM (nbrY/)

    120 13 creeper Is there any way to know just exactly how much pbho has raked in over the past eight years?


    The good news here is fools and their money.
    It also gives non-donated to presidential candidates no reason to support their special snowflake tax codes protections.

    Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 09, 2016 09:30 AM (u82oZ)

    121 speaking of work, pay day happened. must go and pay the bills. There's a depressing 1/2 hour of my life I'll never have back.

    See you morons later

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 09, 2016 09:30 AM (voOPb)

    122
    I'm looking for a sinecure. (a position requiring little or no work but giving the holder status or financial benefit.)

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 09, 2016 09:31 AM (iQIUe)

    123 American Spectator has a nice article about the forced diversification of communities.

    http://spectator.org/node/65972

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 09, 2016 09:31 AM (ptqRm)

    124 122 Run for political office.

    Posted by: steevy at April 09, 2016 09:31 AM (B48dK)

    125 "I'm looking for a sinecure. (a position requiring little or no work but giving the holder status or financial benefit.)"

    You misspelled Welfare.

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 09, 2016 09:32 AM (ptqRm)

    126 Front page of both the Main and Sports section of the local paper devoted to Bruce Springsteen today. It seems the Boss has cancelled a scheduled show in Greensboro because NC believes in Men and Women having separate bathrooms.

    Posted by: Lincolntf at April 09, 2016 09:33 AM (2cS/G)

    127 122
    I'm looking for a sinecure. (a position requiring little or no work but giving the holder status or financial benefit.)
    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 09, 2016 09:31 AM (iQIUe)
    ***
    Politics. You need to get into local politics and worm your way in among the fixers and what-not.

    And that reminds me of a Burroughs bit:

    "When did I stop wanting to President?"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHm40FVjbJ8

    Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 09, 2016 09:33 AM (lutOX)

    128 126 He's an overrated hack anyway.NC should rejoice.

    Posted by: steevy at April 09, 2016 09:34 AM (B48dK)

    129 "Airline reservations.
    Posted by: creeper


    Airlines, eh. I just may think I know where you're coming from.

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 09:35 AM (9ym/8)

    130 Ok, headed off to The Woodlands - if anyone's looking, I'll be in the white pickup truck...

    *grin*

    Posted by: Anon a mouse... at April 09, 2016 09:35 AM (C9pBZ)

    131 Ooopsie. I almost forgot. Fvck you, Mark Levin.

    Posted by: creeper at April 09, 2016 09:35 AM (Zq1PA)

    132 There are always long lines in woman's johns because of the anatomy. So I'm sure women want to wait even longer because of political correctness.

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 09, 2016 09:35 AM (iQIUe)

    133 88 Ricardo Kill
    Kansas. Heavily Democrat Kansas.

    98 TheQuietMan
    Instant voter relocation program.

    They can go to Lawrence, Kansas, home of KU. The voting results will be unchanged.


    Most other places in Kansas, it would be like a game of Cowboy and Muslim.

    Unless the new immigrants played nice with others. Then Kansas generosity may convert them.

    Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 09, 2016 09:37 AM (u82oZ)

    134 Politics. You need to get into local politics and worm your way in among the fixers and what-not.

    And that reminds me of a Burroughs bit:

    "When did I stop wanting to President?"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHm40FVjbJ8
    Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 09, 2016 09:33 AM (lutOX)
    ***
    "Then, over to the Courthouse Cafe, with other lazy, worthless bastards in the same line of work, and we wallow in corruption like contented alligators...."

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

    135 Airlines, eh. I just may think I know where you're coming from.

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 09:35 AM (9ym/

    In your blood, too? It's an incurable disease.

    Posted by: creeper at April 09, 2016 09:37 AM (Zq1PA)

    136 " You need to get into local politics and worm your way in among the fixers and what-not. "


    I feel ooky already.

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 09:39 AM (9ym/8)

    137 Unexpectedly!:
    http://www.vdare.com/articles/social-engineers-move-inner-city-crime-to-suburbs-developers-delighted
    Note the date: 2008.

    Posted by: G6loq at April 09, 2016 09:39 AM (zj+JZ)

    138
    Are we gonna be talking about this tomorrow?

    >>Wallace taped his interview with Obama on Thursday and their conversation, at the White House's insistence, is embargoed until 9 a.m. Sunday.

    Wallace predicted that the president's remarks concerning his former secretary of state's ongoing email troubles will generate headlines.

    "I think where he makes the most news is about Hillary Clinton," Wallace said... "could he say flatly that she didn't give away America's secrets? In addition, we talked about the FBI investigation. Can he assure the American public, and does he direct his people, that any decision on the Clinton emails be a legal decision, not a political decision? And he makes some news there."<<

    Posted by: iforgot at April 09, 2016 09:40 AM (5o5ek)

    139 "In your blood, too? It's an incurable disease."


    You last 5 minutes or decades. I'm, sorrily, the latter.

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 09:40 AM (9ym/8)

    140 One thing I realized long ago is I use to be able to do something and thought if I could do it anyone could but that is not the case, there are things I can't do and wish I could.

    Posted by: Skip at April 09, 2016 09:43 AM (9VEpl)

    141 Speaking of confusing gender issues, I heard yesterday:

    It's not gender reassignment surgery, it's gender CONFIRMATION surgery.

    Yeah. Sure.

    Posted by: BurtTC at April 09, 2016 09:43 AM (TOk1P)

    142 I think all liberals should boycott Texas. If I were them I would not even think about living there. If you are a liberal and already live in Texas, get out as soon as you can. Don't put up with their conservative fascist bullshit.

    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 09, 2016 09:44 AM (MNgU2)

    143 made it to the CO state assembly. Cruz has impressive ground game but unfortunately there is an "uncommitted" slate full of stinkweasels too.

    Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 09, 2016 09:44 AM (4vdN2)

    144
    Not sure how they can mistake that cake for a boob. Also, there is an Elizabethan desert called Spanish Paps that resemble the pope and boobs. I doubt Instagram would ban these nor should they:

    http://goo.gl/yRlS82

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 09, 2016 09:44 AM (iQIUe)

    145 At least Kasich seems to have given up here. Also not much Trumpeteering...

    Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 09, 2016 09:45 AM (4vdN2)

    146 141 Speaking of confusing gender issues, I heard yesterday:

    It's not gender reassignment surgery, it's gender CONFIRMATION surgery.

    Yeah. Sure.
    Posted by: BurtTC at April 09, 2016 09:43 AM (TOk1P)
    ***
    It's called gas-lighting and trolling; that's what they've been doing for years.

    Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 09, 2016 09:45 AM (lutOX)

    147 "I think all liberals should boycott Texas. If I were them I would not even think about living there. If you are a liberal and already live in Texas, get out as soon as you can. Don't put up with their conservative fascist bullshit."


    I should fire up my Facebook account. Here, here!

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 09:46 AM (9ym/8)

    148 "Note the date: 2008. "

    I was struck by a phrase, very deep into the text.
    It went along the lines of: When they relocate, they bring their element with them.


    And for some reason, I began to think about refugees from Islamic run countries.

    Silly.....right?

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 09, 2016 09:47 AM (ptqRm)

    149 I posted this on the ONT. I've probably watched it a dozen times by now. It's fucking hilarious.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joZqH7lv8HA&nohtml5=False


    If that song hadn't been written and recorded before yesterday, it would be by now. It's perfect.

    Posted by: rickl at April 09, 2016 09:47 AM (sdi6R)

    150 "there are things I can't do and wish I could."


    Ain't that the case.

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 09:47 AM (9ym/8)

    151 I like Mark Levin and was a little stunned he went there. I was close to it but Prager pulled me back.

    Posted by: Skip at April 09, 2016 09:47 AM (9VEpl)

    152 142 I think all liberals should boycott Texas. If I were them I would not even think about living there. If you are a liberal and already live in Texas, get out as soon as you can. Don't put up with their conservative fascist bullshit.
    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 09, 2016 09:44 AM (MNgU2)
    ***
    Hear! Hear!

    There's nothing here for them - the weather's lousy, the food is terrible, the politics and social views just neanderthal. They'd be much happier staying right where they are, if they're planning to move here, and, as you say, fleeing this place as fast as possible if somehow they are here already.

    Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 09, 2016 09:48 AM (lutOX)

    153 It's lightly snowing

    Posted by: Skip at April 09, 2016 09:49 AM (9VEpl)

    154 Gots to tell you, Skip. I can cut and weld but I
    ain't a carpenter for shit. I respect the heck outta that if you make
    wood look like something or stand up in a wind-storm.



    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 09:26 AM (9ym/



    Agreed! I know how it is suppose to be built. But somewhere between my brain and my hands things go terribly bad

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 09, 2016 09:29 AM (voOPb)


    My biggest hangup is plumbing. I am beginning to believe there is some sort of wizardry involved. I can prepare all I want, once I start hammering and sawing on those pipes, something goes wrong, and then I call a plumber, and he comes over... bing, bang, boom, problem solved.


    It's magic, I tells ya. Not my crappy bad labor.

    Posted by: BurtTC at April 09, 2016 09:49 AM (TOk1P)

    155 What Levin say?

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 09:49 AM (9ym/8)

    156 >>You misspelled Welfare.

    Generally a sinecure is something that brings some status with it other than an EBT card.

    Posted by: JEM at April 09, 2016 09:50 AM (S8YVh)

    157 I don't always use an exploding vibrator but when I do...

    Posted by: Sandra Flook at April 09, 2016 09:50 AM (Dwehj)

    158 153 It's lightly snowing
    Posted by: Skip at April 09, 2016 09:49 AM (9VEpl)


    It's snowing like hell here in Bucks County. No yard work for me today! Yay!

    Of course, my yard will look like a vacant lot by next weekend.

    Posted by: rickl at April 09, 2016 09:51 AM (sdi6R)

    159 My biggest hangup is plumbing. I am beginning to believe there is some sort of wizardry involved. "

    You using PC?

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 09:52 AM (9ym/8)

    160 147 "I think all liberals should boycott Texas. If I were them I would not even think about living there. If you are a liberal and already live in Texas, get out as soon as you can. Don't put up with their conservative fascist bullshit."


    I should fire up my Facebook account. Here, here!
    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 09:46 AM (9ym/

    ---

    Not a good enough reason for FB.

    But I'd happily drive them the fuck out.

    With a tank.

    Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 09, 2016 09:52 AM (rlfds)

    161 It is really coming down.

    Posted by: rickl at April 09, 2016 09:52 AM (sdi6R)

    162 But I'd happily drive them the fuck out.

    With a tank.
    Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 09, 2016 09:52 AM (rlfds)
    ***
    For a job like that, you want one of these:

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

    Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 09, 2016 09:54 AM (lutOX)

    163 Speaking of confusing gender issues, I heard yesterday:



    It's not gender reassignment surgery, it's gender CONFIRMATION surgery.



    Yeah. Sure.

    Posted by: BurtTC at April 09, 2016 09:43 AM (TOk1P)

    ***

    It's called gas-lighting and trolling; that's what they've been doing for years.

    Posted by: Your name is a link that causes trouble at April 09, 2016 09:45 AM (lutOX)


    It's very effective. What strikes people as not possible, becomes a joke told by late night comics, becomes a cause for celebs and other wounded sorts, becomes a Democrat Party lobby group, becomes a way for politicians on both sides to identify with their voters, becomes a way for idiot Republican politicians to step on their own tits trying to explain their position on it, becomes a court case that John Roberts decides is a tax, and therefore the law of the land.

    All happening in about 3-5 years time.


    What a world...

    Posted by: BurtTC at April 09, 2016 09:54 AM (TOk1P)

    164 "With a tank.
    Posted by: SMFH "


    I disappointed SMFH. Must spend time in shame tub.

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 09:55 AM (9ym/8)

    165 "Generally a sinecure is something that brings some status with it other than an EBT card."

    I can take you to areas where the penultimate status symbol is a baby (No baby-daddy), and an EBT card.

    You talk about status!!

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 09, 2016 09:55 AM (ptqRm)

    166 Wet snow here just outside of DC.

    Posted by: Weasel at April 09, 2016 09:55 AM (e3bId)

    167 My poor older neighbor just came over a half hour ago to see if I could help her. Apparently her incoming water pipe had cracked and flooding her yard. Could not find her shut off valve and don't even know if it would have help based on where the break was located. Nothing that makes a man feel less like a man when he is helpless to fix a problem. Best I could do is give her the number to a plumber. Just like a metro sexual would do.

    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 09, 2016 09:56 AM (MNgU2)

    168 My biggest hangup is plumbing. I am beginning to believe there is some sort of wizardry involved. "


    -------------------
    You using PC?

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 09:52 AM (9ym/


    Ummm, yes, but if I tried to hook that up to my sink it would probably leak, wouldn't it?


    Do Macs work better?

    Posted by: BurtTC at April 09, 2016 09:56 AM (TOk1P)

    169 155
    What Levin say?

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 09:49 AM (9ym/
    Per Breitbart: "I am not voting for Donald Trump period. Count me as NeverTrump."

    Posted by: creeper at April 09, 2016 09:57 AM (Zq1PA)

    170 >My biggest hangup is plumbing.

    I can do residential plumbing, electrical, framing, I can MIG reasonable thicknesses of mild steel, I'm reasonably competent with Solidworks, can crank acres of shop-grade cabinetry off the CNC router, not a PE but get the basics, am a decent mechanical wrench.

    But finish grade stuff whether woodworking, automotive bodywork, whatever often eludes me.

    Posted by: JEM at April 09, 2016 09:57 AM (S8YVh)

    171 Speaking of DC, the George Washington U. Colonials are the opponent today. They kinda stink, haven't won since Marche 13th when they beat University of North Texas. Maybe they'll boycott the game, let me listen to the Red Sox.

    Posted by: Lincolntf at April 09, 2016 09:57 AM (2cS/G)

    172 Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 09, 2016 09:56

    Usually a ball valve in the meter box. They can be tough to turn.

    Posted by: Golfman at April 09, 2016 09:58 AM (48QDY)

    173 I'm supposed to get more than Bucks in the western suburbs.

    Plumbing I'm getting the hang of it the more I do. It's all in the practice like many tasks.

    Posted by: Skip at April 09, 2016 09:58 AM (9VEpl)

    174 Ha Ricardo!

    Gotta have expectations to be disappointed.

    Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 09, 2016 09:59 AM (rlfds)

    175 "Ummm, yes, but if I tried to hook that up to my sink it would probably leak, wouldn't it? "

    Not necessarily. Metal to PC can work.

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 10:00 AM (9ym/8)

    176 Posted by: Golfman at April 09, 2016 09:58 AM (48QDY)

    Looked there. Nothing but the electronic meter that allows them to read the meter from their car. Mine is located on my incoming pipe.

    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 09, 2016 10:01 AM (MNgU2)

    177 167
    My poor older neighbor just came over a half hour ago to see if I could
    help her. Apparently her incoming water pipe had cracked and flooding
    her yard. Could not find her shut off valve and don't even know if it
    would have help based on where the break was located. Nothing that
    makes a man feel less like a man when he is helpless to fix a problem.
    Best I could do is give her the number to a plumber. Just like a metro
    sexual would do.

    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 09, 2016 09:56 AM (MNgU2)

    If she is on city or county water it should be just before the meter. But it may not look like a valve. And you will need a special tool to close it. Most of the time you can close them with a pair of vice grips though.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 09, 2016 10:01 AM (vvmPQ)

    178 You using PC?



    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 09:52 AM (9ym/


    Ummm, yes, but if I tried to hook that up to my sink it would probably leak, wouldn't it?


    Do Macs work better?


    Posted by: BurtTC at April 09, 2016 09:56 AM (TOk1P)


    But seriously, I've got a leaky shower now. I know I have to pull the cartridge out, find out what model it is, go to the hardware store to find a replacement, put the new one in, and it should work. No leaks.

    I'm not confident it will work out that way.

    Posted by: BurtTC at April 09, 2016 10:01 AM (TOk1P)

    179 "Gotta have expectations to be disappointed."

    I expect to be content.......thus my discontent.

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 10:02 AM (9ym/8)

    180 >>Could not find her shut off valve and don't even
    >> know if it would have help based on where the
    >>break was located.

    If you're in a municipality and there's a meter there's probably a valve at the meter, if you open the box and it's ugly call the city to shut it off so they don't bill YOU for breaking it. If you have appropriate tools then rock the valve gently back and forth and if it won't move freely call the city.

    Posted by: JEM at April 09, 2016 10:02 AM (S8YVh)

    181 Posted by: rickl at April 09, 2016 09:47 AM (sdi6R)
    ---
    I love that they had landing pad bingo (with a grid overlay on teh barge).

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at April 09, 2016 10:02 AM (jR7Wy)

    182 http://bit.ly/1oLxqm7

    Looks like this normally with the reader s nor wired to the meter box lid.

    Posted by: Golfman at April 09, 2016 10:03 AM (48QDY)

    183 Often at least with commercial and probably residential you need a long handled valve tool, they don't want it to be that easy.

    Posted by: Skip at April 09, 2016 10:03 AM (9VEpl)

    184 Thanks guys . I'll give the meter another look. Later.

    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 09, 2016 10:03 AM (MNgU2)

    185 *sensor

    Posted by: Golfman at April 09, 2016 10:04 AM (48QDY)

    186 176 Looked there. Nothing but the electronic meter that
    allows them to read the meter from their car. Mine is located on my
    incoming pipe.

    Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at April 09, 2016 10:01 AM (MNgU2)

    I have an electronic meter and still have a valve. They had to have a valve there to install the meter.
    The one on your incoming pipe is one installed by your builders or someone else afterwards. I ran my own piping from the meter to the house and I put several valves in it.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 09, 2016 10:04 AM (vvmPQ)

    187 They sell the long-handled, T-shaped tool to shut off the main valve at Home Depot. Had to buy one when I started messing around with my own plumbing. Less than ten bucks, I think.

    Posted by: Lincolntf at April 09, 2016 10:05 AM (2cS/G)

    188 Posted by: Skip at April 09, 2016 10:03 AM (9VEpl)

    I take a crescent wrench and put on the valve. Then take a screwdriver and put through the hole on the end of the wrench.

    Posted by: Golfman at April 09, 2016 10:06 AM (48QDY)

    189 "I'm not confident it will work out that way. "


    Power, Burt.

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 10:06 AM (9ym/8)

    190 >>But it may not look like a valve.

    With a meter the valve nub you need to turn will probably be a metal rectangle about half an inch wide by an inch and a half long.

    But once again if it's nasty don't overdo it.

    Posted by: JEM at April 09, 2016 10:08 AM (S8YVh)

    191 Valve tool is easy to make.

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 10:09 AM (9ym/8)

    192 What Levin say?

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 09:49 AM (9ym/
    Per Breitbart: "I am not voting for Donald Trump period. Count me as NeverTrump."
    Posted by: creeper at April 09, 2016 09:57 AM (Zq1PA)


    Trump is literally driving people insane.

    I used to love Levin. I haven't been able to listen to him for the last couple of weeks.

    So I assume Levin will understand if I refuse to vote for whatever hairball the GOPe hacks up?

    Posted by: rickl at April 09, 2016 10:09 AM (sdi6R)

    193 Wondering what the odds of Guccifer has on surviving the year alive, I mean there are people who I'm sure wish he would have a accident.

    Posted by: Skip at April 09, 2016 10:09 AM (9VEpl)

    194 190 But once again if it's nasty don't overdo it.

    Posted by: JEM at April 09, 2016 10:08 AM (S8YVh)

    I shut mine every now and then to keep it from getting frozen up. And I have a tool for it.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 09, 2016 10:10 AM (vvmPQ)

    195 Levin did say he's not yet telling others to do the same yet.

    Posted by: Skip at April 09, 2016 10:11 AM (9VEpl)

    196 192 So I assume Levin will understand if I refuse to vote for whatever hairball the GOPe hacks up?

    Posted by: rickl at April 09, 2016 10:09 AM (sdi6R)

    Someone posted yesterday that Levin had been paid off by the RNCe to trash Trump.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 09, 2016 10:11 AM (vvmPQ)

    197 News from across the Atlantic:

    http://preview.tinyurl.com/hf9xpp2


    "This is not incest, it is GSA"

    Posted by: chemjeff at April 09, 2016 10:12 AM (uZNvH)

    198 "I'm not confident it will work out that way. "


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


    Power, Burt.

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 10:06 AM (9ym/


    I tried pulling it out once already, because I have to take it to the hardware store to match it with whatever model I will need to replace it. There are apparently dozens of varieties of shower cartridges, and every online source I see says take it to the store to match it, as opposed to just buying something, bringing it home and not worrying if it's the exact same thing or not. I don't know why.

    All I know is when I followed instructions to pull the damn thing out, it wouldn't come out. So apparently Moen has a tool they will sell you for pulling out THEIR cartridges, but... I DON'T KNOW IF MINE IS A MOEN OR NOT!!

    Thus, the lack of confidence. I have the cartridge puller at home. One of these days when I have enough time for multiple trips to the hardware store, and enough time to shut off the water without causing a major meltdown for my rotten children... and enough time to call the plumber when all goes wrong, I'll get to it.


    In the mean time... drip drip drip.

    Posted by: BurtTC at April 09, 2016 10:12 AM (TOk1P)

    199
    Posted by: rickl at April 09, 2016 10:09

    Does that include Kasich or Ryan?

    Posted by: Golfman at April 09, 2016 10:12 AM (48QDY)

    200
    So, they so named the drone ship, Of Course I Still Love You. What's next? Of Course, I Wont Cum In Your Mouth?

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 09, 2016 10:12 AM (iQIUe)

    201 I thought Levin was saying Trump was acceptable. Even if not now possible.

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 10:13 AM (9ym/8)

    202 181 Posted by: rickl at April 09, 2016 09:47 AM (sdi6R)
    ---
    I love that they had landing pad bingo (with a grid overlay on teh barge).
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at April 09, 2016 10:02 AM (jR7Wy)


    I've played on previous flights, but I forgot to on this one.

    Best comment I saw:

    "I wonder who won the landing barge bingo?"

    "Everyone did."

    Posted by: rickl at April 09, 2016 10:14 AM (sdi6R)

    203 Trump is literally driving people insane.



    I used to love Levin. I haven't been able to listen to him for the last couple of weeks.



    So I assume Levin will understand if I refuse to vote for whatever hairball the GOPe hacks up?

    Posted by: rickl at April 09, 2016 10:09 AM (sdi6R)


    I still say this Trump business is causing people to go through the five stages of grief. Some are still in denial, some are bargaining.


    Needless to say, Levin is at the anger stage. When is Levin NOT at the anger stage.

    Posted by: BurtTC at April 09, 2016 10:15 AM (TOk1P)

    204 Finally doing my taxes. My big morning debate is, do I fill out the forms while on caffeine or on alcohol?
    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at April 09, 2016 08:58 AM (jR7Wy)


    Caffeine. Proofread later on alcohol

    Posted by: Kindltot at April 09, 2016 10:16 AM (6DMur)

    205 >> Valve tool is easy to make.

    Most of the commercial ones are a piecd of flat steel bar maybe 3/16 or 1/4 folded into a U with a 3ft T-handle on it.

    Posted by: JEM at April 09, 2016 10:16 AM (S8YVh)

    206 Burt, I'm interested in your current problems.

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 10:17 AM (9ym/8)

    207 hello test

    Posted by: OregonMuse at April 09, 2016 10:17 AM (+f5wd)

    208 Caffeine. Proofread later on alcohol


    Posted by: Kindltot at April 09, 2016 10:16 AM (6DMur)


    Proofread. Who proofreads??

    Use the alcohol to help fuel the threatening letters you will send to the IRS along with your returns.

    Posted by: BurtTC at April 09, 2016 10:18 AM (TOk1P)

    209 Burt, I'm interested in your current problems.

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 10:17 AM (9ym/


    Are you talking about my shower or my mental health?

    Posted by: BurtTC at April 09, 2016 10:18 AM (TOk1P)

    210 No wonder they fear Trump Unbound:
    http://tinyurl.com/j5sc8h4

    At the end of the day, Trump has petrified the Wall-Street Washington establishment for good reason. He loudly rejects the War Party consensus on foreign intervention. And he has tapped into a deep vein of main street alienation from the phony recovery and economic fixes promulgated by the Fed and its beltway henchman.

    We had another jobs Friday celebration by the latter and it amounted to the same old, same old. That is, purportedly 100,000 new jobs in retail and bars and restaurants were added, but still no progress where it counts. There are nearly two million fewer full-time, full-pay jobs than there were when Bill Clinton was packing up his bags to leave the White House.

    Burp!

    Posted by: G6loq at April 09, 2016 10:19 AM (zj+JZ)

    211 Mine is "28 inch Steel Curb Key", $8.77 at Home Depot.

    Posted by: Lincolntf at April 09, 2016 10:20 AM (2cS/G)

    212 It's very effective. What strikes people as not possible, becomes a joke told by late night comics, becomes a cause for celebs and other wounded sorts, becomes a Democrat Party lobby group, becomes a way for politicians on both sides to identify with their voters, becomes a way for idiot Republican politicians to step on their own tits trying to explain their position on it, becomes a court case that John Roberts decides is a tax, and therefore the law of the land.

    All happening in about 3-5 years time.

    Posted by: BurtTC at April 09, 2016 09:54 AM (TOk1P)


    Brilliant rant, sir. I would like to revise and extend your remarks:

    "What had been previously been universally acknowledged to be aberrant becomes a joke told by late night comics, becomes a cause for celebs and other wounded sorts, becomes a Democrat Party lobby group, becomes a way for politicians on both sides to identify with their voters, becomes a way for idiot Republican politicians to step on their own tits trying to explain their position on it, becomes a court case that John Roberts decides is a tax, and therefore the law of the land."

    There you are.

    Posted by: OregonMuse at April 09, 2016 10:22 AM (+f5wd)

    213 @46.

    There is already a club for those unhappy with their job. It's called "Everybody" and they meet at the bar.

    Posted by: artemis at April 09, 2016 10:22 AM (AwPyG)

    214 Of course, Sanders will tax Wall Street to finance his "free college".

    Exactly who's money is floating around Wall Street to tax ?

    Pensions and retirement plans (i.e. 401(k), Keoghs, etc)

    A plan straight out of President Francis Underwood of "House of Cards".

    When the tax goes into effect, liquidity will dry up and stock prices will begin to go down along with these pensions and retirement plans.

    "If I [Sanders] can make a political statement here, it's interesting as we go along this campaign, we are not doing well, we are working on it, I cannot tell you why, we are not doing well with older people."

    Posted by: Kathleen Syphilis at April 09, 2016 10:22 AM (e8kgV)

    215 "Are you talking about my shower or my mental health?"


    Valid question. Mental health? Heh.

    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 10:23 AM (9ym/8)

    216 I so want to call it and get connected to a hot Swedish babe.

    Posted by: Dack Thrombosis


    *****


    Bon jour, Mr. Dack!

    Posted by: Helga Thünderthys, Swedish powerlifting champion at April 09, 2016 10:24 AM (NeFrd)

    217 I get the idea those against Trump think he's a walking disaster not someone come to cleanse the temple.

    Posted by: Skip at April 09, 2016 10:25 AM (9VEpl)

    218 Pixy suddenly decided this morning that he didn't like the IP address I had been using for weeks, so I had to tell my VPN to get me a new one before my posted comments would stay put. Weird.

    Posted by: OregonMuse at April 09, 2016 10:25 AM (+f5wd)

    219 Posted by: BurtTC at April 09, 2016 09:54 AM (TOk1P)

    Brilliant rant, sir. I would like to revise and extend your remarks:

    "What had been previously been universally acknowledged to be aberrant
    becomes a joke told by late night comics, becomes a cause for celebs
    and other wounded sorts, becomes a Democrat Party lobby group, becomes a
    way for politicians on both sides to identify with their voters,
    becomes a way for idiot Republican politicians to step on their own tits
    trying to explain their position on it, becomes a court case that John
    Roberts decides is a tax, and therefore the law of the land."

    There you are.


    Posted by: OregonMuse at April 09, 2016 10:22 AM (+f5wd)


    Changes noted and approved.


    Just make sure I get my royalty checks from the profits.

    Posted by: BurtTC at April 09, 2016 10:26 AM (TOk1P)

    220
    Revealed: Second man held over Brussels attacks posted Facebook pictures of himself with ISIS in Syria but was STILL able to sneak back into Europe with a fake passport

    http://goo.gl/eziZN2

    ==========

    This should instill confidence.

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 09, 2016 10:26 AM (iQIUe)

    221 It seems the Boss has cancelled a scheduled show in Greensboro because NC believes in Men and Women having separate bathrooms.
    Posted by: Lincolntf at April 09, 2016 09:33 AM (2cS/G)


    I suspect his touring contract insists on his own, private bathrooms and heavy security.

    Man is 67. Women at that age tend to go bitter and full moonbat. Not sure what his excuse is.

    Posted by: Kindltot at April 09, 2016 10:26 AM (6DMur)

    222 FBI probing Mayor de Blasio's fundraisingactivities

    Posted by: David Windsor at April 09, 2016 10:26 AM (e8kgV)

    223 @218
    Well, everyone knows Oregon Muse is a very slippery character.

    Posted by: artemis at April 09, 2016 10:27 AM (AwPyG)

    224 208 Caffeine. Proofread later on alcohol


    Posted by: Kindltot at April 09, 2016 10:16 AM (6DMur)


    Proofread. Who proofreads??

    Use the alcohol to help fuel the threatening letters you will send to the IRS along with your returns.
    ----
    I'll compromise. Irish coffee now, ayahuasca-laced pina coladas later.

    Okay, I've filled in my name and address. Baby steps!

    Time for more coffee. And breakfast.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at April 09, 2016 10:27 AM (jR7Wy)

    225
    I get the idea those against Trump think he's a walking disaster not someone come to cleanse the temple.

    Posted by: Skip at April 09, 2016 10:25 AM (9VEpl)


    Can't he be both?

    Posted by: BurtTC at April 09, 2016 10:28 AM (TOk1P)

    226 At the end of the day, Trump has petrified the Wall-Street Washington
    establishment for good reason. He loudly rejects the War Party consensus
    on foreign intervention.


    He does? If I recall correctly, he's made some pretty pro-interventionalist statements recently.

    Posted by: Grey Fox at April 09, 2016 10:28 AM (bZ7mE)

    227 Well, everyone knows Oregon Muse is a very slippery character.
    Posted by: artemis at April 09, 2016 10:27 AM (AwPyG)


    Heh. Don't I wish.

    Posted by: OregonMuse at April 09, 2016 10:30 AM (+f5wd)

    228 I posted this earlier up thread...

    But, since we're talking about Trump now:


    http://joannenosuchinsky.com/2016/04/02/my-cousin-

    donny/

    (remove extra spaces)


    I think this is the best commentary that I've read about Trump recently.

    Rather even-handed for both you pro- and anti- Trump people.

    Check it out.

    Posted by: naturalfake at April 09, 2016 10:30 AM (2rmvw)

    229 did anyone notice drew barrymore is getting divorced? i'm really very disappointed.

    but she says sge still believes in love! god bless her.

    Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 09, 2016 10:30 AM (WTSFk)

    230 It's going to be hysterical when Cruz denies Trump and GOPe then turns around and tells Cruz to go pound sand.

    And don't give this crap about what the rules say or that the GOPe won't dare go against the will of the voters.

    GOPe has been telegraphing their desire to just get it to a brokered convention where the Haley Barbours and the Mitch McConnles and Ryan's hold sway and can work their crooked deals.

    Probably going to get a Kasich/Rubio ticket.

    Posted by: Kreplach at April 09, 2016 10:31 AM (BzLot)

    231 26 degrees in Lake Zurich, but that's only due to the polar vortex, I'm sure.

    Posted by: angela urkel at April 09, 2016 10:32 AM (K7Mcs)

    232 Probably going to get a Kasich/Rubio ticket.

    Posted by: Kreplach at April 09, 2016 10:31 AM (BzLot)


    Rush mentioned this week that the "compromise candidate" that GOPe is floating around is Scott Walker.

    You know, that's someone I think I could live with.

    Posted by: OregonMuse at April 09, 2016 10:34 AM (+f5wd)

    233 Probably going to get a Kasich/Rubio ticket.

    You don't need me to tell you that there's little difference between a losing Kasich/Rubio ticket and one you voted for...but I'll tell you anyways!

    Posted by: Guest Lecturer Barack Obama at April 09, 2016 10:34 AM (ANVXm)

    234 231 26 degrees in Lake Zurich, but that's only due to the polar vortex, I'm sure.
    Posted by: angela urkel at April 09, 2016 10:32 AM (K7Mcs)


    It's going to be shirt-sleeve weather here today. Global warmening is to blame.

    Posted by: OregonMuse at April 09, 2016 10:35 AM (+f5wd)

    235 It's snowing like hell here in Bucks County.

    Posted by: rickl



    Oh? Where?

    I grew up in Doylestown.

    Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 09, 2016 10:35 AM (1xUj/)

    236 Rush mentioned this week that the "compromise candidate" that GOPe is floating around is Scott Walker.

    You know, that's someone I think I could live with.
    Posted by: OregonMuse at April 09, 2016 10:34 AM (+f5wd)
    ---
    That's who I wanted when this whole thing began!

    Walker, Perry, Jindal...damn, we started out so strong.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at April 09, 2016 10:36 AM (jR7Wy)

    237 Rush mentioned this week that the "compromise candidate" that GOPe is floating around is Scott Walker.

    You know, that's someone I think I could live with.


    Yeah, me too. Particularly since he was my (mildly) preferred candidate before he dropped out...

    Pair him with a firebrand VP, and that might work. He would have to do some reassuring that he will do something positive re: illegal immigration though.

    Posted by: Grey Fox at April 09, 2016 10:37 AM (bZ7mE)

    238 Today is the usual Saturday weekly wrap up on my blog
    Link in nic

    Tomorrow is the anniversary of the start of the Bataan Death March. Working on a post for that.

    Posted by: @votermom at April 09, 2016 10:37 AM (nbrY/)

    239 * waves hello to the group *

    So, started my day with pastry pr0n. It's all downhill after that.

    Anybody tell MisHum that his name is mizzpelld in the heading? Or is he cross-dressing today?

    Gotta go check th Vic News. Be back later. Maybe.

    Posted by: mindful webworker - butter latte then nerver at April 09, 2016 10:38 AM (macz7)

    240 Commie DeBlasio supported the Sandanistas while they were running cocaine all over the western hemisphere to fund their government. There's video of the vice president of Nicaragua overseeing the "cargo" being loaded into the plane. I'm positive he had no idea this was going on.

    Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 09, 2016 10:38 AM (89T5c)

    241 Probably going to get a Kasich/Rubio ticket.

    Posted by: Kreplach at April 09, 2016 10:31 AM (BzLot)

    Rush mentioned this week that the "compromise candidate" that GOPe is floating around is Scott Walker.

    You know, that's someone I think I could live with.
    Posted by: OregonMuse at April 09, 2016 10:34 AM (+f5wd)


    I like Walker except while he was running he was pro-amnesty(which explains the GOPe love)-

    and he's a very...."sleepy" sort of personality.

    Not Ben Carson sleepy, but kind of reticent, kind of boring-

    the sort of guy who'd make Hillary! look high-energy.

    I see him as another well-behaved sacrificial lamb candidate.

    If he actually got in office...awesome!(except for amnesty which means we lose).

    I just don't see him winning.

    Posted by: naturalfake at April 09, 2016 10:39 AM (2rmvw)

    242 I'm also in the firm belief mostly because I'm one that a choice other than between Trump or Cruz won't work because the boycott will sink their chances.

    Posted by: Skip at April 09, 2016 10:40 AM (9VEpl)

    243 >>Not sure what his excuse is.

    He's been an idiot for decades, this is nothing surprising.

    Posted by: JEM at April 09, 2016 10:41 AM (S8YVh)

    244 Walker, Perry, Jindal...damn, we started out so strong.

    Carly, Rand.

    I am now passionately supporting my fifth or sixth favorite candidate.

    Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 09, 2016 10:42 AM (1xUj/)

    245 Probably going to get a Kasich/Rubio ticket.



    Posted by: Kreplach at April 09, 2016 10:31 AM (BzLot)



    Rush mentioned this week that the "compromise candidate" that GOPe is floating around is Scott Walker.



    You know, that's someone I think I could live with.

    Posted by: OregonMuse at April 09, 2016 10:34 AM (+f5wd)



    I like Walker except while he was running he was pro-amnesty(which explains the GOPe love)-



    and he's a very...."sleepy" sort of personality.



    Not Ben Carson sleepy, but kind of reticent, kind of boring-



    the sort of guy who'd make Hillary! look high-energy.



    I see him as another well-behaved sacrificial lamb candidate.



    If he actually got in office...awesome!(except for amnesty which means we lose).



    I just don't see him winning.



    Posted by: naturalfake at April 09, 2016 10:39 AM (2rmvw)


    Rush has been known to float ideas, to see what kind of buzz he can generate. Whether that is in service of others behind the scenes, or his own interest in stirring things up...

    Amnesty is a deal-breaker for me. No matter who. Gope is going to strong-arm anyone they back into accepting the Party line. Which is why I have no illusions about this thing turning out the way I want.

    Posted by: BurtTC at April 09, 2016 10:43 AM (TOk1P)

    246 Started voting in '92. I have yet to vote for someone that I wanted. Just voted to keep the other asshole out of office.

    Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 09, 2016 10:43 AM (89T5c)

    247 Posted by: OregonMuse at April 09, 2016 10:25 AM (+f5wd)

    Pixy is a "he"? And here I was chalking it all off to being menopausal. Can I say that? I'm a woman...

    Posted by: creeper at April 09, 2016 10:44 AM (Zq1PA)

    248 Not Ben Carson sleepy, but kind of reticent, kind of boring-



    the sort of guy who'd make Hillary! look high-energy.



    I see him as another well-behaved sacrificial lamb candidate.


    True, OTOH, he wouldn't be very threatening to the Dem base, which means that it would be a lot more difficult to get them to turn out for Hilary. He doesn't make a good bogeyman. Might be a wash, overall.

    I like Walker except while he was running he was pro-amnesty(which explains the GOPe love)-


    That's the big mark against him, and the biggest hurdle he'd have to overcome to be an acceptable candidate to the base.


    Posted by: Grey Fox at April 09, 2016 10:45 AM (bZ7mE)

    249 Can I say that? I'm a woman...


    Posted by: creeper at April 09, 2016 10:44 AM (Zq1PA)


    You can say anything you WANT to, honey.

    Posted by: Brucella J. at April 09, 2016 10:46 AM (TOk1P)

    250 Via Weaselzippers:
    Navy Lt. Commander charged with espionage. Won't say what foreign government.

    Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 09, 2016 10:47 AM (89T5c)

    251 Oh, wait! You're saying Pixy really exists and is not just a fragment of our imagination. Like "he" is a real person and not the name of a software program?

    Posted by: creeper at April 09, 2016 10:47 AM (Zq1PA)

    252 >I just don't see him winning.

    I think Scott Walker could be an excellent President but I agree that whoever gets the nomination has to be prepared to destroy the Dem candidate utterly and his campaign didn't show that level of drive.

    I want someone who will put 20% of the lower-level executive branch to work building rowing galleys (so they'll have a skill when fired) then shackle 20% of higher level executi

    Posted by: JEM at April 09, 2016 10:47 AM (S8YVh)

    253 So, who WOULD be an acceptable compromise candidate? Pro-/Anti-Amnesty seems to be kind of zero-sum game...

    Posted by: Grey Fox at April 09, 2016 10:48 AM (bZ7mE)

    254 Via Weaselzippers:

    Navy Lt. Commander charged with espionage. Won't say what foreign government.

    Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 09, 2016 10:47 AM (89T5c)


    How much you want to bet it's an "ally."


    I put scare quotes around the word, not so much to question the loyalty of this foreign nation, but to question ours.

    Posted by: BurtTC at April 09, 2016 10:48 AM (TOk1P)

    255 This is just too much to grasp.

    {trudges off to brew a pot of coffee and feed the livestock}

    Posted by: creeper at April 09, 2016 10:49 AM (Zq1PA)

    256 I picture Pixy like the wizards in LoTR, not really humans but in a human form.

    Posted by: Skip at April 09, 2016 10:49 AM (9VEpl)

    257 Pixy is a "he"? And here I was chalking it all off to being menopausal. Can I say that? I'm a woman...

    Posted by: creeper at April 09, 2016 10:44 AM (Zq1PA)


    Heh. Once upon a time when I was having trouble with my comments disappearing, I exchanged some e-mails with him. He's definitely male.

    Posted by: OregonMuse at April 09, 2016 10:49 AM (+f5wd)

    258 Phone phart...

    then shackle 20% of higher lever executive branch functionaries to the oars, row them out into the potomac, and sink them pour encourager les autres.

    Posted by: JEM at April 09, 2016 10:49 AM (S8YVh)

    259 I am debating mowing grass later today,

    It's 28 degrees and 1/2 inch snow covered here in NW IN. I trimmed the front last week while pellet snow was flying around just to say I mowed in snow.

    Posted by: DaveA at April 09, 2016 10:50 AM (DL2i+)

    260 Navy Lt. Commander charged with espionage. Won't say what foreign government.
    ---
    My first guess is always China.

    Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at April 09, 2016 10:51 AM (jR7Wy)

    261 It's snowing big flakes but nothing laying on hard or grass surface

    Posted by: Skip at April 09, 2016 10:51 AM (9VEpl)

    262 Oh, wait! You're saying Pixy really exists and is
    not just a fragment of our imagination. Like "he" is a real person and
    not the name of a software program?



    Posted by: creeper at April 09, 2016 10:47 AM (Zq1PA)


    A few years ago somebody was trying to track down Ace, and thought they found him, and it turned out "he" was a "her."


    Well, if anything they found Pixy. Yes, Pixy is a person, although I think the identity remains undisclosed. Signs have pointed to "female," but in this world, who can tell.

    Posted by: BurtTC at April 09, 2016 10:51 AM (TOk1P)

    263 Not true. Lots of people work at jobs they love
    doing. I used to be one of them, before the engineers took over the day
    to day management of the facility. I still love my job. I just despise
    working for idiot children.

    Posted by: antisocialist at April 09, 2016 09:07 AM (hO0St)

    I love my job... but I will be changing jobs as soon as I find a new one because I hate my boss. Actually, I don't hate her us a person but she sucks as a boss... she makes my job 10 times harder (and sometimes impossible to do well) and regularly drives me into a chest-pain inducing silent rage.


    Posted by: redbanzai at April 09, 2016 10:52 AM (nUJM6)

    264 Probably either China or Russia.

    Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 09, 2016 10:52 AM (89T5c)

    265 It's 28 degrees and 1/2 inch snow covered here in NW
    IN. I trimmed the front last week while pellet snow was flying around
    just to say I mowed in snow.


    Posted by: DaveA at April 09, 2016 10:50 AM (DL2i+)


    Eons ago, when my doofus dog was a puppy, I mowed the ice/snow so she would have a place to do her business.


    Years hence, I have only on occasion had to shovel the grass for the same purpose. Due to height of the snow.


    Stupid dog.

    Posted by: BurtTC at April 09, 2016 10:54 AM (TOk1P)

    266 There's a U-Haul joke in here somewhere
    -------------

    Florida

    Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 09, 2016 10:54 AM (9mTYi)

    267 Probably either Russia or China

    Unless his name is Muhammad

    Posted by: Skip at April 09, 2016 10:55 AM (9VEpl)

    268 >>Commie DeBlasio supported the Sandanistas while
    >> they were running cocaine all over the western
    >>hemisphere to fund their government.

    That was Bernie's thing too.

    Back in the day the Ayerses and the Sanderses and so forth got a pass because it was just a phase and whatever, but we'd be better off now if they'd been strung up then.

    Posted by: JEM at April 09, 2016 10:56 AM (S8YVh)

    269 250 Via Weaselzippers:
    Navy Lt. Commander charged with espionage. Won't say what foreign government.
    ===========================================

    Word of advice for this guy: announce you identify as a Democrat woman and your name is "Hillary".

    Presto! Instant "higher standard of proof".

    Posted by: MTF at April 09, 2016 10:58 AM (qtpPt)

    270 When Lindsay Graham is the voice of reason, it's time for the GOPe to pack it up.

    Posted by: Burn the Witch at April 09, 2016 10:58 AM (Wckf4)

    271 Probably either Russia or China


    ----------------------
    Unless his name is Muhammad

    Posted by: Skip at April 09, 2016 10:55 AM (9VEpl)


    Good point. When I think Navy Lt. Commander I picture a serious dude, broad shoulders, tuft of blondish hair.


    These days Lt. Commander could mean a swarthy unibrow dude, with questionable dialect. Or worse, female.

    Posted by: BurtTC at April 09, 2016 11:00 AM (TOk1P)

    272 I tortured myself last night with weather channel on the ipad. It was 56 and fair in Payson. Here it was 30 and snow showers. Lovely.

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 09, 2016 08:48 AM (voOPb)


    Nine AM here in Alberta. Bright sunshine, about 50 degrees already, but windy, so a jacket will be needed. Working outside yesterday, I had to shed my sleeveless sweatshirt because I was getting too warm.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 09, 2016 11:00 AM (UsLZp)

    273 It's not gender reassignment surgery, it's gender CONFIRMATION surgery.

    If your business is everybodys business put it on a anvil in the public square and we'll take turns with a sledge. Otherwise shut up and go to the bathroom at home.

    Posted by: DaveA at April 09, 2016 11:02 AM (DL2i+)

    274 Alberta - How's the homestead coming?

    Posted by: Skip at April 09, 2016 11:02 AM (9VEpl)

    275 I the spy has been charged in court, why havent they released his name yet?

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 09, 2016 11:03 AM (iQIUe)

    276
    It's B'more


    Face palm
    http://cbsloc.al/1TI3mEX

    Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 09, 2016 11:03 AM (ptqRm)

    277 Thinking I should go to store for Milk, bread, and eggs.

    Posted by: Skip at April 09, 2016 11:04 AM (9VEpl)

    278 It sucks being miserable at work everyday.


    FTFY.

    Posted by: Insomniac at April 09, 2016 11:04 AM (0mRoj)

    279 Scott Walker looks pretty good at the "On the Issues Site". But he is wishy-washy on the illegals crap. He say closer the border and stop illegal immigration but then he also says pathway to citizenship".


    I guess I could stand him.

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 09, 2016 11:04 AM (vvmPQ)

    280 263 Yep. Somehow, the concept of needing airplane parts to produce airplanes has become totally foreign to management...since they are, for the most part, graduates of low end engineering schools and have never actually worked on an aircraft line, they assume that moving a decimal point here and there will allow them to explain to the squadrons why their planes are thirty days or more late.
    And then they bitch at us for not making chicken salad out of chicken sh*t.

    Posted by: antisocialist at April 09, 2016 11:06 AM (9n14Y)

    281 268 >>Commie DeBlasio supported the Sandanistas while
    >> they were running cocaine all over the western
    >>hemisphere to fund their government.
    That was Bernie's thing too.
    Back in the day the Ayerses and the Sanderses and so forth got a pass because it was just a phase and whatever, but we'd be better off now if they'd been strung up then.
    Posted by: JEM at April 09, 2016 10:56 AM (S8YVh)


    I remember back in the 80s, the progressive left was jizzing all over itself over Nicaragua, giving the commie Sandinistas the adulation previously afforded to Ho Chi Minh and Joe Stalin. And then they turned out to be like any other commie thug regime, i.e. commie thugs.

    Posted by: OregonMuse at April 09, 2016 11:06 AM (+f5wd)

    282 Windy, 37 deg.
    I was going to mow today, but I'll be damned if I'm going to bundle up to do it.

    Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 09, 2016 11:07 AM (9mTYi)

    283 the thing about drew barryymore's marriage, through,
    is she bore a child. i don't know if every child finds her boring, but she does bore at least one.

    :-D

    * clang *

    Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 09, 2016 11:08 AM (WTSFk)

    284 Returned from the morning thread, where I saw that the Civil War was being re-fought. Again. Always ejjimicational.



    creeper: Oh, wait! You're saying Pixy really exists and is not just a fragment of our imagination. Like "he" is a real person and not the name of a software program?

    Not only is Pixy a real person, "Pixy and the Hamsters" have been known to drop a comment from time to time.

    The hamsters are not really hamsters, however.

    They are rare, endangered pikas. Working for less than minimum wage.
    http://bit.ly/1S2IZQp

    Because "Pixy and the pikas" is pleasantly alliterative.

    Posted by: mindful webworker - butter latte then nerver at April 09, 2016 11:08 AM (macz7)

    285 "Man, I love my job. LOVE IT! I just love sucking excrement out of septic tanks. I wouldn't want to do anything else." - Bob's Septic Tank Pumping service. "If you tank is full, Call Bob!"

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


    There was an old fellow by the name of Alfie in my little town, who ran a honey wagon. He said to me, "find an unpleasant job to do, get to be good at it, and you will always have work." Rumor has it, that as a charming, courtly fellow, he also got a lot of strange tail from lonely farmer's wives, too. So there's that.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 09, 2016 11:09 AM (UsLZp)

    286 Leftists always fawn over each other, that's why Barak made his pilgrimage to Cuba.

    Posted by: Skip at April 09, 2016 11:10 AM (9VEpl)

    287 Apropos of nothing yet posted So I'm reading the official website for the Orthodox Church in America and there is a section where people can ask questions. Here's what one fellow submitted:

    For years I have felt drawn to the priesthood. However, I have one major obstacle to being a priest. I must confess that I am an atheist, or at the very least a very skeptical agnostic. Does this condition absolutely bar me from entering the priesthood?

    Can you guess what the answer was?!

    It's odd to think what people can ask.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 09, 2016 11:14 AM (w4NZ8)

    288 There was an old fellow by the name of Alfie in my
    little town, who ran a honey wagon. He said to me, "find an unpleasant
    job to do, get to be good at it, and you will always have work." Rumor
    has it, that as a charming, courtly fellow, he also got a lot of strange
    tail from lonely farmer's wives, too. So there's that.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 09, 2016 11:09 AM (UsLZp)


    The corollary is, be good at doing something no one else is good at, or no one else wants to do. Then it doesn't have to be unpleasant for you, just a mystery to others.

    Posted by: BurtTC at April 09, 2016 11:14 AM (TOk1P)

    289 For years I have felt drawn to the priesthood. However, I have one major obstacle to being a priest. I must confess that I am an atheist, or at the very least a very skeptical agnostic. Does this condition absolutely bar me from entering the priesthood?

    Can you guess what the answer was?!

    It's odd to think what people can ask.
    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 09, 2016 11:14 AM (w4NZ


    ---

    0_o

    Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 09, 2016 11:15 AM (rlfds)

    290 Thinking I should go to store for Milk, bread, and eggs.

    Posted by: Skip at April 09, 2016 11:04 AM

    If it's already snowing you're prolly too late.

    Posted by: olddog in mo at April 09, 2016 11:15 AM (Dhht7)

    291 Can you guess what the answer was?!



    It's odd to think what people can ask.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 09, 2016 11:14 AM (w4NZ


    Answer: "Join the club, fella!"

    Posted by: BurtTC at April 09, 2016 11:15 AM (TOk1P)

    292 Answer: "Join the club, fella!"

    LOL; Nope. It was a kindly more pastoral version of "What the heck are you thinking?"

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 09, 2016 11:18 AM (w4NZ8)

    293 277 Thinking I should go to store for Milk, bread, and eggs.
    Posted by: Skip at April 09, 2016 11:04 AM (9VEpl)


    That's mandatory when it snows in Pennsylvania.

    I often stop at the supermarket on my way home after work. I pick up a few things one day; then a few other things the next. Sometimes it's just two or three items. It's on my way home, so it's no big deal.

    One day a few years ago I stopped in the store for one of my casual shopping trips. The place was a madhouse. Then I remembered: "Oh right, they're calling for 3-6" of snow tomorrow."

    Posted by: rickl at April 09, 2016 11:18 AM (sdi6R)

    294 I must confess that I am an atheist, or at the very least a very skeptical agnostic. Does this condition absolutely bar me from entering the priesthood?


    Uhhhh, alrighty then.

    Posted by: no good deed at April 09, 2016 11:18 AM (GgxVX)

    295 I feel sorry for the donkey. How wd you like it if someone sat on you puppy as a joke?

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


    Well, a donkey is a "beast of burden" so the idea of sitting upon one is not totally absurd. I agree with the Spanish court that the guys action was not criminal. But it was stupid and negligent. A civil action might be useful. And public shaming.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 09, 2016 11:18 AM (UsLZp)

    296 I guess it did fit the thread topic after all since the question was certainly an oddity, IMO. ;^)

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 09, 2016 11:19 AM (w4NZ8)

    297 The septic tank pumper in the little town where I grew up, always went barefooted. Summer, Winter, didn't matter. Weird, but no one ever asked him about it.

    As an aside, I once had the Roto-Rooter guy come out to clear a clog in the line. "Geeze, what a nasty job", I thought to myself. Thirty minutes later, I was writing the guy a check for $200. A little quick math ran through my head. Let's see, at least 4 jobs a day, maybe six, that's $800 to $1200 a day. Call it $1000. Even if it's split with the franchise owner, that's still $130K/yr.

    Suddenly I envisioned the guy vacationing at tony Caribbean resorts, while I was back at home eating cold gruel for dinner.

    Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 09, 2016 11:19 AM (9mTYi)

    298 It was cool this morning, in the 40s I think, when I got up. Couldn't walk outside barefoot as I have been doing lately.

    Felt much better about it when I read the comments about people elsewhere getting sleet and snow.

    And after I saw that temps should be going up to high 70s later today.

    Posted by: mindful webworker - Okie by birth and choice at April 09, 2016 11:20 AM (macz7)

    299 >>Currently 56F. A bit chill but it should warm up to around 80F today.
    Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 09, 2016 08:35 AM (9ym/8

    One of these days RK, one of these days...........
    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

    Yeah I know, right?
    Cooled down here. only supposed to make it to 72 today.

    Posted by: Aviator at April 09, 2016 11:21 AM (c7vUv)

    300 "Oh right, they're calling for 3-6" of snow tomorrow."
    Posted by: rickl
    ---------------

    "We're all gonna die! We're all gonna die!"

    Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 09, 2016 11:22 AM (9mTYi)

    301 FenelonSpoke: Can you guess what the answer was?!

    Alas, I was thinking the answer could be that being an atheist is no problem, but you have to support a border-free world and believe in global warming and socialism.

    Posted by: mindful webworker - and unisex bathrooms at April 09, 2016 11:24 AM (macz7)

    302
    I must confess that I am an atheist, or at the very least a very skeptical agnostic. Does this condition absolutely bar me from entering the priesthood?








    The Unitarians are over there, buddy.

    Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 09, 2016 11:25 AM (o98Jz)

    303 For years I have felt drawn to the priesthood. However, I have one major obstacle to being a priest. I must confess that I am an atheist, or at the very least a very skeptical agnostic. Does this condition absolutely bar me from entering the priesthood?

    Can you guess what the answer was?!

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 09, 2016 11:14 AM (w4NZ


    Heh. If it were the Episcopalian church, the answer would be "Hail fellow, well met."


    Posted by: OregonMuse at April 09, 2016 11:25 AM (+f5wd)

    304 Answer: "Join the club, fella!"


    ---------------------------------
    LOL; Nope. It was a kindly more pastoral version of "What the heck are you thinking?"

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 09, 2016 11:18 AM (w4NZ


    My answer is funnier.


    True story: I won't explain how, but I had the occasion to speak with a young man who was contemplating the priesthood, but was unsure at the time if he was HIV positive or not. He was basically of the mind that if he was positive, he might as well go out in a blaze of glory. If he was not, then it's the life of the Church! Woohoo!

    Posted by: BurtTC at April 09, 2016 11:26 AM (TOk1P)

    305 "Scott Walker"

    Scott Walker is a front man for the people behind the curtain. He accomplished what he did in Wisconsin because the fix was in. Others have been run out of town trying to accomplish the things that have his name on them.

    That makes him a perfect GOPe front man. Even the lack of a college degree is ok. (not that I give a sh*t about a college degree. the meme is that you can't be a success without one.) My opinion, about the same as Cruz, Christie, Kasich and so forth. He is a front man for a faction of the GOPe. Each faction has their tenets which differentiate them. But they are not outsiders.

    Posted by: just saying at April 09, 2016 11:26 AM (CRXed)

    306 For years I have felt drawn to the priesthood. However, I have one major obstacle to being a priest. I must confess that I am an atheist, or at the very least a very skeptical agnostic. Does this condition absolutely bar me from entering the priesthood?
    Can you guess what the answer was?!
    It's odd to think what people can ask.
    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 09, 2016 11:14 AM (w4NZ8 )


    Anglican answer: "Well, at least you're not one of those icky conservatives."

    Posted by: OregonMuse at April 09, 2016 11:26 AM (+f5wd)

    307 Posted by: mindful webworker - and unisex bathrooms at April 09, 2016 11:24 AM (macz7)

    I haven't really gotten into the social views of the Eastern Orthodox Church as of yet, except that they are very traditional as regards marriage and the sanctity of life, but i don't think open borders or global warming would be part of their doctrine.

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 09, 2016 11:26 AM (w4NZ8)

    308 I must confess that I am an atheist, or at the very least a very skeptical agnostic. Does this condition absolutely bar me from entering the priesthood?
    ------------------

    The Catholic Church? Yeah, probably not gonna work ... yet.

    Probably have a good shot at the Episcopal Church.

    Posted by: Bishop Spong at April 09, 2016 11:27 AM (9mTYi)

    309 It's a thing where you call that number and are connected to a random Swede in Sweden for a chat. It's a tourism thing, but I so want to call it and get connected to a hot Swedish babe.

    Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at April 09, 2016 09:23 AM (4ErVI)


    I'm guessing it's only "random" as in you get a random volunteer who has agreed to be so contacted.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 09, 2016 11:27 AM (UsLZp)

    310 I love to tell people what to and would like to have the threat of Hellfire to back me up but I just don't do Sundays. Would you like to change your worship schedule to accomodate me or would you prefer Hellfire?

    Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 09, 2016 11:28 AM (Nwg0u)

    311 I haven't really gotten into the social views of the Eastern Orthodox Church as of yet, except that they are very traditional as regards marriage and the sanctity of life, but i don't think open borders or global warming would be part of their doctrine.
    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 09, 2016 11:26 AM (w4NZ


    I think that's right. The Eastern Orthodox churches are not known for being what we would call "socially active." In fact, quite the opposite.

    Posted by: OregonMuse at April 09, 2016 11:29 AM (+f5wd)

    312 This is the actual answer. Seems pretty straightforward and correct to me:

    http://preview.tinyurl.com/gq7bpeq

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 09, 2016 11:29 AM (w4NZ8)

    313 The hamsters are not really hamsters, however.

    They are rare, endangered pikas. Working for less than minimum wage.
    http://bit.ly/1S2IZQp

    Because "Pixy and the pikas" is pleasantly alliterative.

    Posted by: mindful webworker - butter latte then nerver at April 09, 2016 11:08 AM (macz7)


    Hah! They are not Pikas! Its part of our clever disguise...

    By taking over Pixy, we will become thought leaders of the Horde, and using our Thought Control version of Value Right... use the horde to....

    Take over the World....

    Posted by: Pixy and the Brain at April 09, 2016 11:31 AM (qf6WZ)

    314 Posted by: OregonMuse at April 09, 2016 11:26 AM (+f5wd)

    I was open mouthed when I read about a vicar in England serving a church who actually identifies as an Atheist. I can understand people having doubts sometimes, but actually being an Atheist and proudly admitting it while a vicar?!!

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 09, 2016 11:31 AM (w4NZ8)

    315 Posted by: BurtTC at April 09, 2016 11:26 AM (TOk1P)

    Wow; That's sad and messed up!

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 09, 2016 11:32 AM (w4NZ8)

    316 I must confess that I am an atheist, or at the very least a very
    skeptical agnostic. Does this condition absolutely bar me from entering
    the priesthood?


    You have been pre-approved!

    Posted by: Church of the Eternal Dirt Nap at April 09, 2016 11:32 AM (Dwehj)

    317 305 "Scott Walker"

    Scott Walker is a front man for the people behind the curtain. He accomplished what he did in Wisconsin because the fix was in. Others have been run out of town trying to accomplish the things that have his name on them.

    That makes him a perfect GOPe front man.......
    Posted by: just saying at April 09, 2016 11:26 AM (CRXed)

    What utter & complete bullshit. The fix was in? May I suggest you google Act 10 & Wisconsin recall elections

    Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 09, 2016 11:34 AM (voOPb)

    318 This is the actual answer. Seems pretty straightforward and correct to me:



    http://preview.tinyurl.com/gq7bpeq

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 09, 2016 11:29 AM (w4NZ


    Not to nitpick, but perhaps, rather than telling this person the door is closed to him, encourage him to seek God in his own life first, and to perhaps suggest that the draw toward the Priesthood is in and of itself, an indication that he is now open to letting God into his heart and soul.


    But then, a Church in crisis may not have the luxury of considering someone who has doubts. I'm not saying the Orthodox Church is in crisis, just that the person/Church who would consider this young man a threat is not necessarily as certain of their faith as they might let on.

    Posted by: BurtTC at April 09, 2016 11:35 AM (TOk1P)

    319 I was open mouthed when I read about a vicar in England serving a church who actually identifies as an Atheist. I can understand people having doubts sometimes, but actually being an Atheist and proudly admitting it while a vicar?!!

    Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 09, 2016 11:31 AM (w4NZ


    Heh. The dry rot in the Anglican church goes deep. Do a Google search for "Bishop Spong" and weep.

    Posted by: OregonMuse at April 09, 2016 11:35 AM (+f5wd)

    320 Nood, the thread below the thread

    Posted by: Skip at April 09, 2016 11:36 AM (9VEpl)

    321 "Wisconsin recall elections"

    So you think the fixers would allow their front man to be recalled?

    Really?

    Posted by: just saying at April 09, 2016 11:37 AM (CRXed)

    322 Hah! They are not Pikas! Its part of our clever disguise...



    By taking over Pixy, we will become thought leaders of the Horde,
    and using our Thought Control version of Value Right... use the horde
    to....



    Take over the World....

    Posted by: Pixy and the Brain at April 09, 2016 11:31 AM (qf6WZ)


    Don't make me use my thundershock attack.

    Posted by: Pikachewbacca at April 09, 2016 11:38 AM (TOk1P)

    323 nood

    Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 09, 2016 11:39 AM (vvmPQ)

    324 The corollary is, be good at doing something no one else is good at, or no one else wants to do. Then it doesn't have to be unpleasant for you, just a mystery to others.
    Posted by: BurtTC at April 09, 2016 11:14 AM (TOk1P)


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


    This is the reason some undertakers make a lot of money.

    Posted by: Soona at April 09, 2016 11:41 AM (Fmupd)

    325 FenelonSpoke: I haven't really gotten into the social views of the Eastern Orthodox Church as of yet...

    Eastern Orthodox Church?

    I quoted back from someone else quoting your comment. That Little Voice in the Back of my Head was nagging me, "go check the original message again to see what denomination was being talked about." Alas, I ignored that Voice. My bad.

    * checks original comment *

    Well, now, you didn't say Eastern. Just "orthodox." Could've meant Papa Frankie's Roman emporium and liberation theology outlet, right?

    Posted by: mindful webworker - epic scopal at April 09, 2016 11:42 AM (macz7)

    326
    You leave Pixy alone!!!1!! Leave him alone!!!!111

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 09, 2016 11:43 AM (iQIUe)

    327 On Saturday's I come in about 15 minutes late and then just zone out for around an hour before surfing the web.

    Posted by: Peter Gibbons at April 09, 2016 11:45 AM (uNpJu)

    328
    I watched an old brit mini series I found on youtube that was pretty good called Pvt Schulz. About a guy who gets out of prison and is inducted into the german army. Thru a series of mishaps he ends up in SS counter intelligence and head of some money forgery scheme. He is dropped into the UK with millions of forged pounds to distribute and wreak havoc on the brit economy. It's a comedy and stars Ian Richardson, who died way too early.

    https://goo.gl/rHWqcK

    Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 09, 2016 11:47 AM (iQIUe)

    329 Well, now, you didn't say Eastern. Just "orthodox." Could've meant Papa Frankie's Roman emporium and liberation theology outlet, right?
    Posted by: mindful webworker - epic scopal at April 09, 2016 11:42 AM (macz7)


    I don't think so. "Orthodox" is not a label that's generally applied to the Roman Catholic church.

    Posted by: OregonMuse at April 09, 2016 11:47 AM (+f5wd)

    330 Via Weaselzippers:
    Navy Lt. Commander charged with espionage. Won't say what foreign government.

    Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 09, 2016 10:47 AM (89T5c)


    Well, if they charged him, it must be for a "friendly" power. If he'd been spying for China or the muzzies, he'd have gotten a medal.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 09, 2016 11:47 AM (UsLZp)

    331 Alberta - How's the homestead coming?

    Posted by: Skip at April 09, 2016 11:02 AM (9VEpl)


    The house in AZ? It's doing fine. I got my exterior walls closed in, with windows and doors installed, and the place now looks like a house instead of a garden gazebo. Will be heading back south in a few weeks to hang sheetrock on the interior.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 09, 2016 11:52 AM (UsLZp)

    332 Posted by: OregonMuse at April 09, 2016 10:22 AM (+f5wd)
    Posted by: BurtTC at April 09, 2016 09:54 AM (TOk1P)
    "What had been previously been universally acknowledged to be aberrant becomes a joke told by late night comics, becomes a cause for celebs and other wounded sorts, becomes a Democrat Party lobby group, becomes a way for politicians on both sides to identify with their voters, becomes a way for idiot Republican politicians to step on their own tits trying to explain their position on it, becomes a court case that John Roberts decides is a tax, and therefore the law of the land."

    I am brazenly and unabashedly stealing this.

    Posted by: G6loq at April 09, 2016 11:55 AM (zj+JZ)

    333 I am brazenly and unabashedly stealing this.

    Posted by: G6loq at April 09, 2016 11:55 AM (zj+JZ)


    Send you royalty checks to BurtTC who wrote most of this. I just put in the opening sentence.

    Posted by: OregonMuse at April 09, 2016 11:57 AM (+f5wd)

    334 OregonMuse: "Orthodox" is not a label that's generally applied to the Roman Catholic church.

    Yeah, well, it's Saturday, I hadn't had much coffee yet, I don't keep up on all the latest denominational terminology fads, and quit stomping on my terribly lame excuse!

    Posted by: mindful webworker - terminalologically at April 09, 2016 12:00 PM (macz7)

    335 I remember back in the 80s, the progressive left was jizzing all over itself over Nicaragua, giving the commie Sandinistas the adulation previously afforded to Ho Chi Minh and Joe Stalin. And then they turned out to be like any other commie thug regime, i.e. commie thugs.

    Posted by: OregonMuse at April 09, 2016 11:06 AM (+f5wd)


    Hell of it is, now that Daniel Ortega is all but "President-for-life", he has morphed into "Somoza lite" (as described to me by a guy who is a Sandinista). For a so-called "socialist" country, there is a lot of free-market economic activity going on, and the wealthy are getting wealthier, but the "poor" rural folk aren't doing too badly, either. And they have liberalized land ownership. And banned abortion.

    Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 09, 2016 12:06 PM (UsLZp)

    336 It's not gender reassignment surgery, it's gender CONFIRMATION surgery.
    Yeah. Sure.
    .Posted by: BurtTC at April 09, 2016 09:43 AM (TOk1P)


    It gets better all the time.


    Posted by: Ralph at April 09, 2016 12:51 PM (AShJK)

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