Saturday Morning Oddities [Misanthropic Humantiarian]

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Good morning Horde. It's Saturday morning, YAY!!!!

Here are some of the weird things that made news this past week. Take a break from what you are doing. Or delay whatever you were going to do and take a look.

Open thread, but please no running with sharp objects.


Posted by: Open Blogger at 07:47 AM




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1 Oh what a beautiful mornining.

Foist?

Posted by: freaked at April 16, 2016 07:45 AM (BO/km)

2 Good Morning Everyone.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Better Dead than any kind of Red at April 16, 2016 07:52 AM (WVsWD)

3 Not first, but close

Posted by: Pete Seria at April 16, 2016 07:52 AM (/pOl7)

4 And it is beautiful here in Eastern WI. First day of golf today too. Yay!

Posted by: Pete Seria at April 16, 2016 07:52 AM (/pOl7)

5 Good morning my precious poppets.

Off for a morning walk. I'm drinking in every drop of this beautiful Spring weather before Maryland becomes a sweaty feculent swamp.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at April 16, 2016 07:54 AM (jR7Wy)

6 He sank a 30 foot putt.

Posted by: redenzo at April 16, 2016 07:55 AM (WCnJW)

7 No grass cutting here today because the ground is too soaked. Mrs. F wants me to build an arbor though so I'll be off to the hardware store.

https://youtu.be/Q16yI2d9sNE

Posted by: freaked at April 16, 2016 07:56 AM (BO/km)

8 Longbow or crossbow for tree rats aka squirrels?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 16, 2016 07:56 AM (ILWp4)

9 Buenos nachos.


Overcast day full of off-and-on showers ahead. But, 65F to start the day, so.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 16, 2016 07:57 AM (9ym/8)

10 Longbow or crossbow for tree rats aka squirrels?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 16, 2016 07:56 AM (ILWp4)

.410

Posted by: Golfman - Xenophobe Extrodinaire at April 16, 2016 07:59 AM (jIgQw)

11 Longbow or crossbow for tree rats aka squirrels?
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 16, 2016 07:56 AM (ILWp4)

Neither. Climb up the tree and stab 'em in their evil lil' hearts with a pen knife.

Since I can't hit them with anything else, might as we dream, right?

Posted by: antisocialist at April 16, 2016 08:01 AM (9n14Y)

12 Anna I wanted to ask you about something. #2 son is into something called Yuki Yuna. Should I be worried?

Posted by: freaked at April 16, 2016 08:02 AM (BO/km)

13 I'm not often first.

But I can always be next...

Posted by: antisocialist at April 16, 2016 08:02 AM (9n14Y)

14 All this hate for Squirrels. Fatten em up for the end times. Properly cooked equal good eating. They make a great Stew.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Better Dead than any kind of Red at April 16, 2016 08:03 AM (WVsWD)

15 11 Longbow or crossbow for tree rats aka squirrels?
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Flamethrower. Bonus: gets rid of tentworms too.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at April 16, 2016 08:04 AM (jR7Wy)

16 'Longbow or crossbow for tree rats aka squirrels?'

Pack a knothole with 3 lbs of tannerite. One well placed shot should take care of the problem. Stand back a little.

Posted by: freaked at April 16, 2016 08:05 AM (BO/km)

17 All this hate for Squirrels. Fatten em up for the end times. Properly cooked equal good eating. They make a great Stew.

Posted by: Tim

And their fur makes a great merkin.

XOX
Caity

Posted by: Bruce at April 16, 2016 08:05 AM (ANxEu)

18 I just want to leave this here.
http://is.gd/TGrkA3

Posted by: HR--Gruss aus der Tuerkei at April 16, 2016 08:05 AM (d1RNN)

19 Bikey vid' above. BMW pursued and instigated after the biker almost hit them. I don't like the crtoch-rocketers but they're just stupid idiots not necessarily malicious.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 16, 2016 08:06 AM (9ym/8)

20 All this hate for Squirrels. Fatten em up for the end times. Properly cooked equal good eating. They make a great Stew.
Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Better Dead than any kind of Red at April 16, 2016 08:03 AM (WVsWD)

Squirrels that frequent my yard eat better than I do - peanuts, corn, bird seed (not intended for them, but...)

Mr. antisocialist claims that his mom made the best squirrel and dumplings in the world...sounds delicious...

Posted by: antisocialist at April 16, 2016 08:06 AM (9n14Y)

21 Extra large gerbil! Mmmm - mmmm - mmm!

Posted by: Reggie at April 16, 2016 08:07 AM (gwG9s)

22 "All this hate for Squirrels."


And that's clearly a female squirrel.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 16, 2016 08:12 AM (9ym/8)

23 Should you be worried? Looks to be a magical girl show like Sailor Moon with a little bit of Power Rangers thrown in. The transformation sequences are a bit more risque than seen with the Sailor Senshi but far less than say Ultimate Girls.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 16, 2016 08:13 AM (ILWp4)

24 A friend of mine was complaining about squirrels at his house chewing on his roof and siding. They chewed up the wiring on his lawnmower too. I would not put up with that crap. 22 ammo is cheap.

Posted by: freaked at April 16, 2016 08:15 AM (BO/km)

25 I would not put up with that crap. 22 ammo is cheap.

Posted by: freaked at April 16, 2016 08:15 AM (BO/km)

A Seed Block is cheaper and you don't risk anythinh important getting shot. Get one at your local Seed or Feed Store.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Better Dead than any kind of Red at April 16, 2016 08:17 AM (WVsWD)

26 'Looks to be a magical girl show like Sailor Moon with a little bit of Power Rangers thrown in'

It's just weird because other than pokiman (my corruption) he has never showed any interest in that kind of thing. Must be the skirts. I hope.

Posted by: freaked at April 16, 2016 08:18 AM (BO/km)

27 So, Horde, my rat is a bit larger than a squirrel. How does one get rid of a groundhog? I'm perfectly at ease with leaning off my deck railing and popping it with a .22, but I have a feeling my neighbors and the city may object. I thought about getting a Have a Heart trap. It certainly would be cheaper than the $300 the pest control company wants.

Posted by: no good deed at April 16, 2016 08:19 AM (GgxVX)

28 Tree rats?

This should work


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B83_nuclear_bomb

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 16, 2016 08:19 AM (ptqRm)

29 Maybe there's a girl he's sweet on who likes the series?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 16, 2016 08:20 AM (ILWp4)

30 'you don't risk anythinh important getting shot.'

Isn't that part of the challenge?

Posted by: freaked at April 16, 2016 08:20 AM (BO/km)

31 "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B83_nuclear_bomb"

Bill Murray was a prescient son of a bitch.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 16, 2016 08:21 AM (9ym/8)

32 Really? A B83? So you want Godzilla size tree rats huh?

Something like this rampaging through the DC area?
https://youtu.be/ysRIwlEBjuw

Hey you might be on to something.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 16, 2016 08:22 AM (ILWp4)

33 Ugh.

Tree rat found it's way into my attic.

Now, I get to find the hole (or holes) and block them out.

Grrrrrrrrrrr.

Squirrels....

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu-










That's not a micro aggression is it?

Posted by: naturalfake at April 16, 2016 08:23 AM (2rmvw)

34 Barbara Streisand is a musical genius.

There is no denying it. This woman has a talent that allows her to take a piece of music to a place it's never been before. Magical. I have a deep respect for what she does.

However, politically she's an idiot.

I have other people who I hold in high regard for their abilities in other areas. Comedians, Actors, Race Drivers, Doctors, Engineers, there are many who possess special talents in what they do, but they are totally incompetent in politics and policy.

There is nothing wrong with that. People have different talents and being good in one area doesn't necessarily mean they know anything in other areas.

Ace is a writer. Like other writers, his talent is in taking ideas and presenting them in an organized fashion. On top of that, Ace has the special ability to inject humor into his writing. This is a rare and highly valued trait.

Of course, the same rules apply to writers as singers, actors, race car drivers, news anchors and others...

Some writers, especially those who have British accents, think that the ability to write is the same as being a great thinker. They equate arranging someone else's topics into an article as original thinking.

Nothing could be farther from the truth.

We're coming up on a week that is going to be hard for some on this blog to accept. Sometimes, great talent comes with a tendency to become hysterical over things that are not something that can be controlled. I hope nothing happens to prevent the enjoyable, humorous fare we've come to expect from continuing.

Celebrate true talent for what it is.

Posted by: jwest at April 16, 2016 08:23 AM (Zs4uk)

35 Groundhog?

Try sticking a hose into one of the tunnels and let the water flow until you can identify the whole system. Another good method is to put rags soaked with ammonia down into the tunnels that you find.

They hate the smell and will abandon ship in no time.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Better Dead than any kind of Red at April 16, 2016 08:24 AM (WVsWD)

36 'Maybe there's a girl he's sweet on who likes the series?'

Maybe. If so I don't know about it. I watched a episode with him but didn't get the fascination. Maybe he will learn some Japanese if nothing else.

Posted by: freaked at April 16, 2016 08:24 AM (BO/km)

37 Kill the sound unless you like bad music, but this compilation is a pretty good reason why Ultimate Girls is my go to anime reference for WTF Japan?

https://youtu.be/F_aeilJNO9M

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 16, 2016 08:24 AM (ILWp4)

38 It would be a real shame if the squatter had her home burn down. Hopefully the property is heavily insured.

Posted by: Fritz at April 16, 2016 08:25 AM (UzPAd)

39 Via Insty-


It's great to see our Canadian neighbors getting an early start on their dhimmihood:

http://www.therebel.media/excerpt_halifax_refugee_b

allying_cover_up

(remove extra spaces)



When can we start inviting more of these delightful people into our society to enlighten and instruct us?

Posted by: naturalfake at April 16, 2016 08:25 AM (2rmvw)

40 "That's not a micro aggression is it? "


Nah. Eliminate with extreme prejudice.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 16, 2016 08:26 AM (9ym/8)

41 I...never...even saw...the sniper....

Posted by: Squirrel's Last Words at April 16, 2016 08:27 AM (/ciMI)

42 ' It would be a real shame if the squatter had her home burn down.'

She looks like a meth head. There is a good chance of fire.

Posted by: freaked at April 16, 2016 08:27 AM (BO/km)

43 And then to complete the Irony Meter exploding, the actual owners get charged with the environmental clean-up because the squatter turned the house into a meth lab.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 16, 2016 08:28 AM (ILWp4)

44 "It's great to see our Canadian neighbors getting an early start on their dhimmihood: "

You just know that all those Christian based religions who have taught about dressing modestly , leading a heteronormative lifestyle and not drinking excessively are all doing the face palm, and going:

Why didn't we think if that!!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 16, 2016 08:30 AM (ptqRm)

45 Charlotte waitress claims customer left her a bible verse about gay hating instead of a tip. I've never known the sexuality of any waitstaff anywhere I've ever eaten. Not sure how being a lesbian comes up in the list of daily specials. Hoax?

Posted by: NCKate at April 16, 2016 08:31 AM (UWHSi)

46 And then to complete the Irony Meter exploding, the
actual owners get charged with the environmental clean-up because the
squatter turned the house into a meth lab.


Posted by: Anna Puma

They should force the asshat judge to pay for it. And to do the labor, too. "Well, she's got a piece of paper..."

Posted by: Squirrel's Last Words at April 16, 2016 08:31 AM (/ciMI)

47 Well, if we're going to be all dickish and blow out the margins, let's really go for it.

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Posted by: Smoking one at April 16, 2016 08:32 AM (BqAWU)

48 "Hoax?"

Until evidence otherwise is presented. Yes.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Better Dead than any kind of Red at April 16, 2016 08:32 AM (WVsWD)

49 I live trap squirrels and release them far from home.. not sure I would want to deal with something the size of a groundhog though.

And to those wondering.. this is not something I do regularly.. we had some squirrels get into the eaves of our house and I had to get rid of them before sealing it up.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 16, 2016 08:33 AM (UpGcq)

50 Grey squirrels are my most common neighbors, but in over 20 years other than stealing the birds seeds I've never had a problem with them. So it's a live and let live relationship.

Posted by: Skip at April 16, 2016 08:33 AM (Dpy/y)

51 Charlotte waitress claims customer left her a bible verse about gay hating instead of a tip. I've never known the sexuality of any waitstaff anywhere I've ever eaten. Not sure how being a lesbian comes up in the list of daily specials. Hoax?
Posted by: NCKate
............
This hoax has played out many times on the news over the past few years.. I'll bet it is a hoax..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 16, 2016 08:34 AM (UpGcq)

52 I think I've found Monty's yard sign

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/selection-du-weekend-188-78.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 16, 2016 08:36 AM (ILWp4)

53 'Ultimate Girls is my go to anime reference for WTF Japan?'

Oh lordy. Is this what Pokimon leads too?

I guess it's not that bad. At his age I was listening to stuff like "The Illinois Enema Bandit".

Posted by: freaked at April 16, 2016 08:37 AM (BO/km)

54 here's one story from a few years ago on the gay waitress hoax..

http://tinyurl.com/j2qlsvu

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 16, 2016 08:37 AM (UpGcq)

55

Feel great story of the day!


Go to the Daily Mail and click on the story of the little deaf girl who takes a trip to Disney World with her family

Get hankies

Posted by: ThunderB at April 16, 2016 08:37 AM (zOTsN)

56 And with my Broad Wing hawks and Great Horned owls they have their own problems.

Posted by: Skip at April 16, 2016 08:37 AM (Dpy/y)

57 "I've never known the sexuality of any waitstaff anywhere I've ever eaten."

Gal at the local Fed Ex store I use a lot has a boy's haircut. her name badge says "Stephanie" but I've heard the other workers there call her "Steven."


I have some suspicions.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 16, 2016 08:38 AM (9ym/8)

58 Ultimate Girls is just one possible future. I think it was written by a staff of Japanese men who have never ever expressed any real desire to meet a real woman and prefer their hug pillows.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 16, 2016 08:40 AM (ILWp4)

59 " "I've never known the sexuality of any waitstaff anywhere I've ever eaten." "

Same here.

Although many of them are expressive, and fabulous.

I guess that really the only way to tell if your Waiter is gay is to see if his penis tastes like fecal matter.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 16, 2016 08:41 AM (ptqRm)

60 *** Longbow or crossbow for tree rats aka squirrels?

Rookie question. The answer?
1. Go to the feed store and get the biggest rat traps.
2. Nail them to your trees.
3. Bait with peanut butter.
4. Harvest as required.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at April 16, 2016 08:42 AM (4MP1Z)

61 Look on the bright side, he's not watching Barney.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 16, 2016 08:43 AM (ILWp4)

62 I need to get into the pest control business. I had to call out a guy, apparently the only company in the area that removes animals. By the time it was done, the fee for service was $650. $300 for the pest removal (starlings in the vents) and $65 per vent cover installed. Now, if this was my house, I would have done it myself, but we rent from a friend. They reimbursed us. I still felt badly about it. These are things I would do myself if I was the homeowner. I'm not saying the guy didn't deserve the fee. It's dangerous to do work so high up on a townhouse, but he was here for an hour and a half. Not a bad pay day.

Posted by: no good deed at April 16, 2016 08:44 AM (GgxVX)

63 For anime try Girls un Panzer, it's quite muted in the sexuality as far as most and has a good story line. And great animation if you like WWII tanks.

Posted by: Skip at April 16, 2016 08:46 AM (Dpy/y)

64 62 Seems like everyone around here has gone into the "nuisance wildlife removal" business. I see little yard signs everywhere. Frustrated off-season hunters, maybe?

Posted by: antisocialist at April 16, 2016 08:48 AM (9n14Y)

65 These "abused wait staff" stories always seem accompanied by a "go fund me" for the abused wait staff

These are up there with educators placing nooses on their desks or coeds raising awareness by putting "whites only" signs over drinking fountains

100 per cent of the time the aggrieved party planted it

Posted by: ThunderB at April 16, 2016 08:50 AM (zOTsN)

66 "Frustrated off-season hunters, maybe?"


Couldn't say. If in city limits better not use a firearm or even an Airsoft lest the coppers be on you like stink.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 16, 2016 08:52 AM (9ym/8)

67 Hey! Food-bleg!

Has anybody around here tried putting harissa on grilled lamb chops?

The lovely and thrifty Mrs naturalfake bought one of those big Costco packages of lamb chops. And I plan on grilling them today.

I think I'll make 2-3 different flavors of chops.


Anybody have a particular rub or marinade they like to use pre-cook on their grilled lamb chops?

Posted by: naturalfake at April 16, 2016 08:55 AM (2rmvw)

68 Girls und Panzer ja? Got various flavors of M-4s in this clip from the Easy Eight to the earlier cast hull. Plus what looks like a British Firefly modified one. Along with an M-3, a Jagdpanzer, and a few others tossed in.

https://youtu.be/VBHF_TAjJQs

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 16, 2016 08:55 AM (ILWp4)

69 Watch for this scam: frozen varmints. If your exterminator shows you a dead critter make sure it's fresh not frozen.

Posted by: Billy the Exterminator at April 16, 2016 08:58 AM (gwG9s)

70 I've used a version of harissa on pork loin. It's awesome! I use Thai Red Curry instead of the chile paste. Sweetens it up. http://tinyurl.com/jdb5qpq

Posted by: no good deed at April 16, 2016 08:59 AM (GgxVX)

71 "Watch for this scam: frozen varmints."


Like a bass fishing tournament?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 16, 2016 08:59 AM (9ym/8)

72 Of course ghey waitress story is a hoax.

And squirrel and dumplings--nature's most perfect food.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at April 16, 2016 09:00 AM (eHpnh)

73 Like a bass fishing tournament?

Yeah, pretty tough to get away with stuff like that these days. They are so strenuous enforcing the rules, the competitors even have to take lie detector tests. My uncle fishes, and wins, a lot.

Posted by: no good deed at April 16, 2016 09:02 AM (GgxVX)

74 Or shall we go all British with Girls und Panzer with a spot of tea?

Churchill and Crusader tanks set to "The British Grenadiers"
https://youtu.be/t_2h9RAC5_g

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 16, 2016 09:02 AM (ILWp4)

75 Good morning all! It's a beautiful spring day in Charlottesville.

Posted by: Jim in virginia at April 16, 2016 09:02 AM (W+cb0)

76 Love him or hate him, Cruz did fill an local college gym last night in upstate New York, So its not all Bernie on all the campuses.

Filled the gymnasium floor, filled bleachers along one side of the court and stood
along the walls, beneath the Tribunes scoreboard displaying 20:16.When
Cruz remarked on the number of young people in the audience, they
erupted.

Posted by: Colin at April 16, 2016 09:02 AM (6IZ5e)

77 Watching the linked Japanime this morning and am reminded that all Japanese animated look alike no matter who does them. Big eyes, small nose, mouth, blonde hair. School girls. Weird sound effects.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 16, 2016 09:04 AM (9ym/8)

78 Japanime?

Oh dear, the first wave would lynch you for that. Current generation would look at you blankly.

Eyes tend to be drawn big because it is an easier way to show to expressions.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 16, 2016 09:06 AM (ILWp4)

79 Hav-a-Heart trap + .22 hollow point = problem solved.

Posted by: Vermin Jihadist at April 16, 2016 09:07 AM (gwG9s)

80 "Oh dear, the first wave would lynch you for that. Current generation would look at you blankly."


I admit, I'm no connoisseur. But I remember the Robotech characters in the 1980's looking pretty much the same.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 16, 2016 09:08 AM (9ym/8)

81 no good deed,

Thanks. I bookmarked that recipe. It looks delicious.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 16, 2016 09:09 AM (2rmvw)

82 Good morning, everyone.

Posted by: beckoningchasm at April 16, 2016 09:10 AM (AroJD)

83 Mornin' all. Finally spring up here! I am going to try out my new pellet grill today. Going to do a surf and turf with some grilled veggies, and tomorrow I am going to try the smoker mode on it and smoke a brisket. I've wanted one of these for years so I am really pumped to try it out. Any other moron have one of these and or some advice?

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 16, 2016 09:10 AM (mv76s)

84 Oh my gosh, there is a rabbit on my deck looking in my kitchen door. He had to hop 3 flights of steps to get up there. Hope he can find his way down!!

Posted by: Molly k at April 16, 2016 09:13 AM (4aaDj)

85 Now rabbits are not going to get the same live and let live here that squirrelsget, those furry little bastards ate much of my garden last year.

Posted by: Skip at April 16, 2016 09:15 AM (Dpy/y)

86 Speed Racer. I watched that show when I was a kid even though I hated it. Just for the Mach 5. Oh to have a car that can jump over other cars.

Posted by: freaked at April 16, 2016 09:15 AM (BO/km)

87 "Oh my gosh, there is a rabbit on my deck looking in my kitchen door. "


We's waiting on breakfast. Chop-chop.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 16, 2016 09:16 AM (9ym/8)

88 Mornin' all. Finally spring up here! I am going to try out my new pellet grill today. Going to do a surf and turf with some grilled veggies, and tomorrow I am going to try the smoker mode on it and smoke a brisket. I've wanted one of these for years so I am really pumped to try it out. Any other moron have one of these and or some advice?

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 16, 2016 09:10 AM (mv76s)



I do.

It's one of the best purchases I've ever made.

Makes both grilling and especially bbq stupidly easy. We rarely go out for BBQ or steaks cuz I make better brisket and ribs than we can find in restaurants.

If you do brisket be sure to look for one of those thermometers that you can use in your grill and that will tell your iPhone when the temperature you want is near.

Worth it's weight in gold.

I like this one:

http://www.amazon.com/iDevices-IGR0009P5-iGrill2-

Bluetooth-

Thermometer/dp/B00NC4KU42/ref=sr_1_1/176-

9048574-8974462?ie=UTF8&qid=1460812797&sr=8-

1&keywords=igrill2

(remove extra spaces)

I got it as a birthday gift.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 16, 2016 09:17 AM (2rmvw)

89 I hear ya Skip. Last year I had beautiful lilies for about 1 day. Rabbits ate them down to the stem.

Posted by: Molly k at April 16, 2016 09:19 AM (4aaDj)

90 I was a Speed Racer fan, but never got why he couldn't figure out that Racer X was his brother.

Posted by: Skip at April 16, 2016 09:19 AM (Dpy/y)

91 I live out in the woods so usually trying to battle the squirrels is a losing proposition. They have left the house alone so I leave them alone. We have owls and eagles that help keep the population down. Which is why I was surprised at this. I was having chipmunks starting to dig everywhere. The final straw was when they started digging under my new patio. My wife didn't want me to kill them because cute and all. I used a couple rat traps with some peanut butter. I got two right away, I assumed the problem was solved. Long story short. In a 3 week period, I trapped over 30 of them!!!! I assumed it was the same one or two I was seeing. Wow.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 16, 2016 09:20 AM (mv76s)

92 45 Charlotte waitress claims customer left her a bible verse about gay hating instead of a tip. I've never known the sexuality of any waitstaff anywhere I've ever eaten. Not sure how being a lesbian comes up in the list of daily specials. Hoax?
Posted by: NCKate at April 16, 2016 08:31 AM (UWHSi)

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The fact that "she angrily crossed out the customer's name" before posting it to the internet, makes me think hoax.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 16, 2016 09:20 AM (iQIUe)

93
I'll check out GuPs with #2 son tonight. I hope it's better than that Tank Girl movie we watched.

Later taters.

Posted by: freaked at April 16, 2016 09:21 AM (BO/km)

94 Howdy y'all. Kinda slow today (or am I just up early for a Saturday?), but an entertaining crowd.

Cool, overcast, chance of rain here in NE Okla. Can't complain. I will, but I shouldn't.

Posted by: mindful webworker has coffee will ravel at April 16, 2016 09:21 AM (G0G8s)

95 No good deed, my neighbor a couple doors down had a severe groundhog problem one year. He got those big cage traps and would bait them with cantaloupe. Once he got one in the trap, he would load it in his trunk and go to a regional park about five miles away, and release it. That year he caught 16 groundhogs. Once he even got a mom and baby in the trap together (which he was glad for; he is a kind-hearted soul and would have hated to separated them).

Posted by: bluebell at April 16, 2016 09:21 AM (2WwbN)

96
I got it as a birthday gift.


Posted by: naturalfake at April 16, 2016 09:17 AM
...Awesome!!!! I am super pumped up to try it. I'll have to check out the thermometer deal,, looks cool! Have you ever made jerky on it? (Not hobo)

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 16, 2016 09:22 AM (mv76s)

97 @11 Climb up the tree and stab 'em in their evil lil' hearts with a pen knife.

"It's called an Audubon Crucifix..."
http://www.everything2.com/title/Formal+Application

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 16, 2016 09:23 AM (xq1UY)

98 That was going to be a story arc in the original Space Battleship Yamato, Kodai's older brother would turn out to be space pirate Harlock. But the funding dried up and they had to shorten the first season. So Harlock sailed his own course.

And if you going to go classic, there is always Tezuka's Jungle Emperor which still causes the occasional spat of did The Lion King rip it off?

https://youtu.be/FgeBFRjWxiU

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 16, 2016 09:25 AM (ILWp4)

99 minnfidel,

Some pellet companies use flavoring oils rather than the real wood, so beware of that.

Amazon has various pellet brands that (before summer starts) can be a real bargain:

Cookinpellets Perfect Mix is a good one.

Pacific Pellets Gourmet Blend is also good (though doesn't burn as hot. I guess cuz they use alder wood. So you will use more to get the higher temps)

Posted by: naturalfake at April 16, 2016 09:28 AM (2rmvw)

100 G'mornin, Horde !

Hoax, definitely. When was the last time one of these stories wasn't a hoax ? The Gofundme is a useful tell.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at April 16, 2016 09:28 AM (gUoN4)

101 Tank Girl was an American comic before it became a bad movie.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 16, 2016 09:29 AM (ILWp4)

102 Pacific Pellets Gourmet Blend is also good (though doesn't burn as hot. I guess cuz they use alder wood. So you will use more to get the higher temps)



Posted by: naturalfake at April 16, 2016 09:28 AM
....Good to know, the one I got said 100% wood so I should be o.k. I think

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 16, 2016 09:32 AM (mv76s)

103 Hoax, definitely. When was the last time one of these stories wasn't a hoax ? The Gofundme is a useful tell.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez at April 16, 2016 09:28 AM (gUoN4)

=============
Why would she need a gofundme? For the lost tip? Bill was 23 bucks so the gofundme shd stop at around 3 bucks.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 16, 2016 09:32 AM (iQIUe)

104 What is with this Patheos blog? It professes to be a Christian blog but all it does is bash Christians. How odd.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 16, 2016 09:33 AM (iQIUe)

105 Have you ever made jerky on it? (Not hobo)

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 16, 2016 09:22 AM (mv76s)



Not yet.....at least not non-hobo...


Where I live the ambient temperature makes smoking cheese or making your own smoked salmon or any type of cold smoking a strictly winter affair.

So, I haven't done those things yet.

I should try jerky soon though.


Posted by: naturalfake at April 16, 2016 09:34 AM (2rmvw)

106 101 Tank Girl was an American comic before it became a bad movie.
---
Tank girl was Aussie, no?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at April 16, 2016 09:35 AM (jR7Wy)

107 "In a 3 week period, I trapped over 30 of them!!!! I assumed it was the same one or two I was seeing. Wow."


Chipmunks. My only experience with them is limited in that time I learned that they were devious, pushy, invasive, pernicious, and, a general pain the ass. Cuteness not involved.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 16, 2016 09:35 AM (9ym/8)

108 Bruce - I've seen things like that before, you see something you think might be along you same lines but find out its just a suck in against you.

Posted by: Skip at April 16, 2016 09:37 AM (Dpy/y)

109 Gorgeous day out. On way home shopped for locally-sourced essentials: Bacon, beer, and bread. If the poo hits the fan I at least have the staples all within walking distance: brewery, bakery, butcher. Plus, lots of squirrels and I have a mini crossbow.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at April 16, 2016 09:37 AM (jR7Wy)

110 "I have a mini crossbow."


Is that like a .17?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 16, 2016 09:38 AM (9ym/8)

111 Tank Girl was Lori Petty, right?

She really missed her time, which is now, to play Harley Quinn in the new Suicide Squad movie.

Petty was on Gotham lately and surprisingly made one of the best Jokers evah.

That wasn't her character's name, but that was clearly the character she was playing.

I wish they'd use her more. She was terrific in that role.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 16, 2016 09:39 AM (2rmvw)

112 104 What is with this Patheos blog? It professes to be a Christian blog but all it does is bash Christians. How odd.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 16, 2016 09:33 AM (iQIUe)

What Patheos blog?

Posted by: @votermom at April 16, 2016 09:40 AM (nbrY/)

113 Hanging cantaloupe up on wire will help attract pests. Gets the scent into wind.

Posted by: Mile Marsyada: Scent King at April 16, 2016 09:40 AM (gwG9s)

114 Just because of the mutant kangaroo...

*checks online*

Crikies it was the Brits who penned the comic.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 16, 2016 09:40 AM (ILWp4)

115 Strangely chipmunks are native to my area but I've lived in the same town most of my life and never saw any. I assumed grey squirrels moved in long ago and chipmunks couldn't muscle in. But the other year saw the first in my back yard. Haven't seen him since last year though.

Posted by: Skip at April 16, 2016 09:41 AM (Dpy/y)

116 Jamie Hewlett (?) did animation for the Gorillaz too, I believe.

And I was a fan of the comic and actually enjoyed the movie, for all the liberties it took.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at April 16, 2016 09:42 AM (jR7Wy)

117 Surprisingly, they made a documentary of minnfidel's battles with the chipmunks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hojs4yATzVs

Posted by: naturalfake at April 16, 2016 09:43 AM (2rmvw)

118 " Just because of the mutant kangaroo..."

It would take a sheila to come up with something like that.

Posted by: Ricardo "Crocodile" Kill at April 16, 2016 09:43 AM (9ym/8)

119 Posted by: @votermom at April 16, 2016 09:40 AM (nbrY/)

It was *supposed* to be a thoughtful, Catholic-view oriented blog. Sounds like that didn't last long.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 16, 2016 09:43 AM (GDulk)

120 *blinks at spam email*

Yahoo! News - How Bill Clinton lost his legacy

Have you checked the last intern you banged Bill?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 16, 2016 09:45 AM (ILWp4)

121 Not first, but ready to broker for first.

freaked, call me.

Posted by: John Kasich at April 16, 2016 09:45 AM (erz+D)

122 g'mnornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 16, 2016 09:46 AM (KCxzN)

123 Obama phone company has case against it for defrauding the government out of millions, Trying to get a free broadband program and was voted on day before the fraud case announced.

Posted by: Skip at April 16, 2016 09:46 AM (Dpy/y)

124 "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hojs4yATzVs "


Those little bastards are smarter than they look.

Posted by: Ricardo at April 16, 2016 09:46 AM (9ym/8)

125 And now off for second round of errands. It's pretty enough outside to justify putting on pants!

Later all.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at April 16, 2016 09:47 AM (jR7Wy)

126 All Hail Eris, if I had perhaps read the comic I might have appreciated the movie more. Or disliked it more intensely. Instead it was just 'eeehhh'

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 16, 2016 09:47 AM (ILWp4)

127 I liked it in spite of itself, Anna.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at April 16, 2016 09:48 AM (jR7Wy)

128 Bill Clinton - Bernie supporters would shoot every 3rd person on Wall Street.
Ha ha ha, just a little humor there.
Story at LI

Posted by: Skip at April 16, 2016 09:48 AM (Dpy/y)

129 Posted by: Skip at April 16, 2016 09:48 AM (Dpy/y)

Bernie supporters would take offense that they would leave 2/3 alive.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at April 16, 2016 09:49 AM (C2qeR)

130 Hi Polliwog! I meant - I thought Patheos was a bunch of blogs, and I was wondering which one(s) he was talking about.

Posted by: @votermom at April 16, 2016 09:51 AM (nbrY/)

131 I should try jerky soon though.


Posted by: naturalfake at April 16, 2016 09:34 AM (2rmvw)
***
Get a good biltong recipe and try that.

Nothing matches it - beats jerky six ways to sunday.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 16, 2016 09:51 AM (lutOX)

132 Oh, no. Did we kill the thread?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 16, 2016 09:51 AM (9ym/8)

133 Hi Anna. Are you feeling better today?

Posted by: @votermom at April 16, 2016 09:51 AM (nbrY/)

134 Yea I figured it was a few "munks". I let them live around the house but the patio and garage invasion were it. I was shocked at how many there were.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 16, 2016 09:54 AM (mv76s)

135 Posted by: @votermom at April 16, 2016 09:51 AM (nbrY/)

Good point, I'd forgotten that it was a gathering of blogs rather than one big blog. The only writer there I read much of was Anchoress, and I quit about the time she joined Patheos.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 16, 2016 09:55 AM (GDulk)

136
Paying the Jizya in Bethlehem

http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/paying-the-jizya-in-bethlehem/

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 16, 2016 09:55 AM (iQIUe)

137 Mmmm, biltong. Spent six months on the Wesrern Cape.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at April 16, 2016 09:56 AM (jYERN)

138 Anyone with little guys who read, Amazon has the first 12 boxcar children books as a kindle bundle for 12 bucks. My son loved those. FYI

Posted by: NCKate at April 16, 2016 09:56 AM (UWHSi)

139
Lee Stranahan is in NY covering some stories. He has his teenage son helping him. They seem to be having a great time:

https://twitter.com/stranahan

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 16, 2016 09:59 AM (iQIUe)

140 The story about the Idaho squatter: yeah it's absurd, but it can always be worse: in Argentina, if a family or individual w/children spends the night in any VACANT property, they can stay. If you want to go on vacation or put a house up for sale, you have to hire guards or ask family/friends to keep vagrants out. At the pace we're going, I'm sure we'll be there sooner rather than later.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 16, 2016 10:00 AM (SeD0w)

141 25 I would not put up with that crap. 22 ammo is cheap

I have a.188 airrifle for the end time to get dog food





Posted by: Paladin at April 16, 2016 10:01 AM (r6vt4)

142 "Mmmm, biltong. Spent six months on the Wesrern Cape."


Sounds interesting. What was that like?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 16, 2016 10:01 AM (9ym/8)

143 Oh and, THE Podcast is pretty f'ng funny. The interview outtakes w/Bernie are priceless.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 16, 2016 10:02 AM (SeD0w)

144 "I have a.188 airrifle for the end time to get dog food "

What is it?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 16, 2016 10:02 AM (9ym/8)

145 "Mmmm, biltong.
It's just jerky, right?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 16, 2016 10:03 AM (SeD0w)

146
It appears to have atheist/progressive/secular blogs under their banner also. Again, odd for a blog or collection of blogs on faith.

http://goo.gl/SEdVzn

To find what I was referring to, I did a search of my browser history. Five stories popped up from the last few months and they were all bashing Christians.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 16, 2016 10:04 AM (iQIUe)

147 This is both hilarious and a much needed pushback against campus fascist cry bullies:

http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/04/15/milo-

yiannopoulos-leads-emory-students-on-chalkening-

crusade-around-campus/

(remove extra spaces)


Hope it spreads.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 16, 2016 10:04 AM (2rmvw)

148 140 The story about the Idaho squatter: yeah it's absurd, but it can always be worse: in Argentina, if a family or individual w/children spends the night in any VACANT property, they can stay. If you want to go on vacation or put a house up for sale, you have to hire guards or ask family/friends to keep vagrants out. At the pace we're going, I'm sure we'll be there sooner rather than later.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 16, 2016 10:00 AM (SeD0w)

=================
The same in the UK.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 16, 2016 10:05 AM (iQIUe)

149 When dealing with wildlife don't bite off more than you can chew.

Posted by: Timothy Treadwell at April 16, 2016 10:06 AM (gwG9s)

150 Palpatine,

I looked up the recipe for biltong.

Looks good.


So, it's a sour tasting jerky. Is that correct?

Posted by: naturalfake at April 16, 2016 10:06 AM (2rmvw)

151 145 "Mmmm, biltong.
It's just jerky, right?
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 16, 2016 10:03 AM (SeD0w)
**
hardly.

That's like saying kielbasa is a hot dog.

yes, it's dried meat, but it's spiced and dipped and such in wondrous ways.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 16, 2016 10:06 AM (lutOX)

152 I rolled over and looked out the window and thought, gosh, what a lovely morning this is. Soft blue sky, clear air, gentle breeze ruffling the leaves. Right down to the birds softly chirping. All that it needed was a nice hot cup of coffee in hand.

Then I reflected for a few minutes longer about the larger overall situation.

Aw crap. Maybe I'll just start pounding the hard liquor instead of having coffee.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 16, 2016 10:07 AM (noWW6)

153 Spartacus (1960) is on TMC at 12:15

Posted by: Skip at April 16, 2016 10:07 AM (Dpy/y)

154 "The same in the UK."

Invite civil war. Go ahead.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 16, 2016 10:08 AM (9ym/8)

155 So, it's a sour tasting jerky. Is that correct?

Posted by: naturalfake at April 16, 2016 10:06 AM (2rmvw)
***
It's the spices that make it, and there is a bit of a 'tang' from the vinegar.

But it works, my friends - it works with any meat.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 16, 2016 10:08 AM (lutOX)

156
It's going to be sunny and in the mid to high 80s. Hate it I want clouds and rain!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 16, 2016 10:08 AM (iQIUe)

157 "When dealing with wildlife don't bite off more than you can chew."


Cheeky.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 16, 2016 10:09 AM (9ym/8)

158 Spartacus (1960) is on TMC at 12:15

Posted by: Skip at April 16, 2016 10:07 AM (Dpy/y)



"I am Spartacus!" - 1960


"I am Shartacus!" - 2016



Posted by: naturalfake at April 16, 2016 10:09 AM (2rmvw)

159 "ut it works, my friends - it works with any meat."


Sprinkle some jalapeno juice in there, Palpy. I think the Viet/Cambo family will enjoy.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 16, 2016 10:12 AM (9ym/8)

160
Anybody have a particular rub or marinade they like to use pre-cook on their grilled lamb chops?

Posted by: naturalfake
..........
We use salt, pepper, garlic powder and oregano... copiously.. ain't nothing like a good grilled (or broiled) lamb chop.. and Costco has some of the best.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 16, 2016 10:15 AM (UpGcq)

161 Crap, I just the thread again.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 16, 2016 10:15 AM (9ym/8)

162 140 - many years ago father in law bought a house that had people living in it, it took quite a while to get them out though he was paying all utilities during and had to keep paying and wasn't allowed to have any shut off.

Posted by: Skip at April 16, 2016 10:16 AM (Dpy/y)

163 "killed"

Damn I'm dumb.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 16, 2016 10:16 AM (9ym/8)

164 Do I even want to know about "Ace and the Big Oopsie"? I missed most of the threads on the day in question and am trying to decide if details or blissful ignorance is best.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 16, 2016 10:17 AM (GDulk)

165 many years ago father in law bought a house that had people living in it, it took quite a while to get them out though he was paying all utilities during and had to keep paying and wasn't allowed to have any shut off.

Posted by: Skip at April 16, 2016 10:16 AM (Dpy/y)


Extra extra large rat traps and peanut butter?

Posted by: naturalfake at April 16, 2016 10:18 AM (2rmvw)

166 Pyramid air rifle .com it was on sale, do not remember thebrand. Barell breke to cock, one pump. I can hold a group at 50ft that allows me to take a headshot for rodents. Stock up on pellets and oil and you canlive off of small game forever.

Posted by: Paladin at April 16, 2016 10:19 AM (r6vt4)

167 Polli'l, there were some strange threads this week. Couldn't even get into them. Can't even go there.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 16, 2016 10:20 AM (9ym/8)

168 Blog is up to date with weekly wrap up

Link in nic

Posted by: @votermom at April 16, 2016 10:21 AM (nbrY/)

169 Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 16, 2016 10:17 AM (GDulk)

Blissful ignorance

Posted by: @votermom at April 16, 2016 10:22 AM (nbrY/)

170 Chi-Town Jerry,

I love lamb.

Unfortunately, I'm the only one of my crew who does.

So, any suggestions on how to "enhance" things is very welcome.

Thanks.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 16, 2016 10:22 AM (2rmvw)

171
You think Ace dreams about Trump?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 16, 2016 10:23 AM (iQIUe)

172 Has anyone in the GOPe noticed that Kasich's continuing run may be handing the nom to The Donald? I know it's not brilliant insight, but wouldn't a Cruz nomination be preferable to the CoC crowd?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 16, 2016 10:23 AM (SeD0w)

173 Polliwog the 'Ette: Do I even want to know about "Ace and the Big Oopsie"? ... trying to decide if details or blissful ignorance is best.

Kind-of a tossup. The details were horrific, but, then, written in Ace's inimitable style.

Posted by: mindful webworker lurks casually at April 16, 2016 10:23 AM (G0G8s)

174 Bill Clinton - Bernie supporters would shoot every 3rd person on Wall Street.

Ha ha ha, just a little humor there.

Story at LI

Posted by: Skip

Last night on Wall Street Week, they were interviewing Kyle Bass, who is a pretty smart, well, very smart fund manager. Very interesting interview.

Here is the clip where he thinks Hillary! is the best candidate for Wall Street. And this does turn my stomach.

http://tinyurl.com/jceoycb

This is what separates the moneyed investor-donor class from us. Rush talks about this all the time.
Hillary will create a huge amount of social turmoil, but these guys can't see the long term damage from Hillary! being elected. And, I'm sure they all know that she can be bought off. nudge, nudge, wink, wink.

There are time when I think we should shoot them all.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....tortured American at April 16, 2016 10:26 AM (+1T7c)

175 and you can live off of small game forever.
Mebee, but old timers will tell you you will starve to death eating rabbits. Not enough fat.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 16, 2016 10:26 AM (SeD0w)

176 Kind of OT even for an open thread, and I will also ask in the food thread tomorrow if I remember, but does anyone have any suggestions for cookware (pots and pans) made in the US that isn't too heavy? My mom is looking to replace her collection which she has had since my parents got married 57 years ago. She has the old Revereware, which has served her well. I have a bunch of All-Clad stuff which is great, but way too heavy for my frail little mother. It seems that most of the old tried and true brands are now made in China, Thailand, etc. and the American-made ones are really heavy. Thanks for any suggestions.

Posted by: bluebell at April 16, 2016 10:27 AM (2WwbN)

177 "You think Ace dreams about Trump?"


Not saying anything, implying anything, being totally impartial.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 16, 2016 10:27 AM (9ym/8)

178 I just got 'shart'! It's two words put together to make one word! Would be funny even if I wasn't drunk. But I am drunk. Saturday! Saturday! Saturday nights all right!

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 16, 2016 10:28 AM (gwG9s)

179 At least the squatter had "color of title", aka someone supposedly rented the property to her. This "Moorish nation" woman just moved in, cause you know it was God's will.



http://tinyurl.com/hjqkpvj

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 16, 2016 10:29 AM (jJRIy)

180 She has the old Revereware,

Is Revereware done? That would be a shame.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 16, 2016 10:30 AM (SeD0w)

181 Posted by: naturalfake at April 16, 2016 10:18 AM

Soooo close....

Posted by: The Barrel at April 16, 2016 10:31 AM (Q7bO0)

182 "nd you can live off of small game forever. "


There's a reason the early Man hunted Mastodon. As dangerous as it was, they needed the meat.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 16, 2016 10:31 AM (9ym/8)

183 Today, Bookworm has a three-parter full of political and humorous posters and cartoons.

http://bit.ly/1TXUTxw

Posted by: mindful webworker links casually at April 16, 2016 10:31 AM (G0G8s)

184 You think Ace dreams about Trump?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 16, 2016 10:23 AM (iQIUe)
10 Quatloos says ace dreams about Michelle Fields and white knighting for her against that thuggish lying criminal Corey Lewandowski.

Posted by: Count de Monet at April 16, 2016 10:31 AM (JO9+V)

185 bluebell, I got the kid some Calphalon pots and pans. They are good quality for the money and made here I believe.

Posted by: NCKate at April 16, 2016 10:32 AM (UWHSi)

186 Is Revereware done? That would be a shame.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 16, 2016 10:30 AM (SeD0w)
---------------
Yes, evidently it's made in China now and has really changed. I haven't looked at it; I still have my Revereware from the late 80s when I got my first set.

Posted by: bluebell at April 16, 2016 10:33 AM (2WwbN)

187 Do ewoks dream of eclectic jedi?

Posted by: @votermom at April 16, 2016 10:34 AM (nbrY/)

188 Has anyone in the GOPe noticed that Kasich's continuing run may be handing the nom to The Donald? I know it's not brilliant insight, but wouldn't a Cruz nomination be preferable to the CoC crowd?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 16, 2016 10:23 AM (SeD0w)


You'd think Cruz being a Senator and part of the GOP would be preferable to a complete outsider...

but, I think the GOPe sees it this way:

Trump is a newbie and thus will need advice and organization to win and if he wins then to get anything done as Prez-

The GOPe wants it to be them Trump turns to-

so Kasich plays nice. Collects enough GOPe-type delegates....and now they're in the mix.


That's why I wish Trump and Cruz would kiss and make-up-

Trump could use Cruz' set-up and organization to win and Cruz could help him navigate the perils awaiting legislation.

And Trump wouldn't owe the GOPe anything- so we might actually get the wall and border security.


But, hell, who knows, it's all a toss up till the convention.

I suppose the most interesting scenario is that Trump wins outright---then what exactly will he do?

Posted by: naturalfake at April 16, 2016 10:34 AM (2rmvw)

189 NCKate, Calphalon pans are pretty heavy though, aren't they? My mom is tiny (and getting tinier) and has osteoporosis, and she doesn't want anything too heavy. I realize the combo of American-made plus not-too-heavy probably isn't going to work.

Posted by: bluebell at April 16, 2016 10:34 AM (2WwbN)

190 I still have my Revereware from the late 80s when I got my first set.

I have one small saucepan from my parents set. Every time I grab it, the memories flood back in.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 16, 2016 10:35 AM (SeD0w)

191 Over at Prof Reynolds's place, he noted there's an internal poll at Facebook, created by management, asking the employees about Facebook's responsibility "to help prevent President Trump".

Well, I for one am none too happy about the prospect of President Trump. I'm also none too happy about the prospect of President Cruz, President Kasich, President Clinton, or President Sanders.

That these five individuals are the top contenders for national leadership is the equivalent in the body politic of Cheyne-Stokes respiration in a human body.

But still, when you have the top management of such a hugely influential organization very visibly wearing their colors on their sleeves against one of the five, isn't that the sort of thing that occasions questions about its appropriateness?

The Prof brought up the words "fairness doctrine", and that is *exactly* where this train of thought ought to be headed.

Is the Internet to be, as the Obama crew have put it, a regulated and subsidized public utility? Okay, then, it must then follow that the senior management of Internet firms must be purged of all overt political bias, to evenhandedly serve all of the public. Make them choke down their own medicine.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 16, 2016 10:36 AM (noWW6)

192 Robin, I know what you mean. When I got out of college and bought my first kitchen stuff, I naturally bought a Revereware set because that's what my parents had. It didn't even occur to me to look at anything else.

Posted by: bluebell at April 16, 2016 10:36 AM (2WwbN)

193 Posted by: bluebell

it might be too skeevy, but have you tried cruising eBay/Amazon looking for newer used sets?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 16, 2016 10:37 AM (SeD0w)

194 " Do ewoks dream of eclectic jedi?"

Put that here.

NO put that there.

I hate it. Move it all out.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 16, 2016 10:37 AM (9ym/8)

195
The Fieldites never came up with a plausible reason why Lewandowski would allegedly intentionally physically hurt her. Fields is still demanding an apology which is ridiculous especially when she is still saying she is going to sue.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 16, 2016 10:38 AM (iQIUe)

196 The nonstick ones didn't seem bad but I'm used to allclad and le creuset. The stainless ones I'm not sure about.

Posted by: NCKate at April 16, 2016 10:38 AM (UWHSi)

197 and you can live off of small game forever.

Not in Times of Trouble, unless you eliminate the competition.
Where I live, used to have larger grey squirrels. They were hunted to extinction, in a trice, during the depression. Smaller reds moved in. I almost never get a crop of walnuts because the reds beat me to it. An acquaintance about 8 miles away has a stand of walnuts, and the squirrels were for some reason never "replenished" after the Great Hunting (I suspect it was the blasting in the adjacent stone quarry). Once in a while he will invite me over to harvest some of his surplus.

When everyone is hungry, wild game of all kinds will be gone fast.

Other hand, groundhogs had been trapped out on purpose before dad was born. He hadn't seen one in the area for 85 years, when they showed up ten years ago, forced "in" by new building around the sprawl perimeter. They were so cute for 5 years, until they figured out what a garden was. I got 12 last spring, trapped and drowned. But even that was enough to cut their presence significantly, so, considered as a resource, they are highly expendable. I have to admit, I don't like groundhog, but they are decent eating if you fix them right.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 16, 2016 10:39 AM (xq1UY)

198 @195


So much stupid. On all accounts.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 16, 2016 10:41 AM (9ym/8)

199 Rookie question. The answer?

1. Go to the feed store and get the biggest rat traps.

2. Nail them to your trees.

3. Bait with peanut butter.

4. Harvest as required.



Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at April 16, 2016 08:42 AM (4MP1Z)

Too much work. Mix rat poison with peanut butter, apply on side of tree or place in bird feeder. Also works for chipmunks

Tree rats die somewhere else. Do NOT let your dog eat them, it will fck them up.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 16, 2016 10:41 AM (jJRIy)

200
When did "serious journalists" dress like this?

https://goo.gl/8E1JQ0

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 16, 2016 10:41 AM (iQIUe)

201 UK couple find $70,000 lump of 'whale vomit' on beach

Yeah, yeah, me too! I "found" all this ambergris, just floating in the sea!

Posted by: some Norwegian at April 16, 2016 10:42 AM (2Vre0)

202 "This is what separates the moneyed investor-donor class from us. Rush talks about this all the time. Hillary will create a huge amount of social turmoil, but these guys
can't see the long term damage from Hillary! being elected. And, I'm
sure they all know that she can be bought off. nudge, nudge, wink, wink. There are time when I think we should shoot them all."

And that's why, unless something changes, when the primaries roll around to my state, I'll be going and voting for Bernie Sanders.

Let's marinate the Kyle Basses of the world in 98% marginal top rates for a decade or two and then see if perhaps the light has dawned upon them.

But, but, but... installing a Sanders would result in the collapse of the economy to Venezuelan/Argentinian conditions! We can't do THAT!

News flash: that outcome is where we're heading right now. The only question is how soon the train pulls into the station.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 16, 2016 10:42 AM (noWW6)

203 If you're looking for lightweight cookware.

Costco usually has pretty good sets of stainless steel with an aluminum plate bottom for fast heating.

Not sure if USA made or not.

But, you can cook anything in stainless and it cleans up well too.

Posted by: naturalfake at April 16, 2016 10:43 AM (2rmvw)

204 Sprinkle some jalapeno juice in there, Palpy. I think the Viet/Cambo family will enjoy.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 16, 2016 10:12 AM (9ym/
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Well, they've gone nuts for my homemade pastrami - her mother and aunts actually serve it sliced with noodles as a treat for the young 'uns - maybe it's time to introduce them to this.

And I won't bother spiking it with jalapeno or what-have-you - I could never put in enough heat for these people.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 16, 2016 10:43 AM (lutOX)

205 Cuisinart looks like made in the USA.

Posted by: NCKate at April 16, 2016 10:43 AM (UWHSi)

206 Anyone with little guys who read, Amazon has the first 12 boxcar children books as a kindle bundle for 12 bucks.

I loved those books as a little one.

Posted by: Infidel at April 16, 2016 10:43 AM (hvjFt)

207 NCkate, how about camping pots & pans - those are lightweight, right?

Also, I have seen some good reviews for Man Pans but have not tried them myself.

Posted by: @votermom at April 16, 2016 10:43 AM (nbrY/)

208 Robin, I haven't looked anywhere yet because my mom just mentioned this to me yesterday! That's a good idea, but as you say, could be iffy.

Kate, I will look at Calphalon stuff the next time I am in a store that sells it. Thanks for the suggestion.

Posted by: bluebell at April 16, 2016 10:43 AM (2WwbN)

209 Morning horde.

Asked my buddies daughter if she know the reason why mommy drinks so much wine...


No


Because of you.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 16, 2016 10:44 AM (hlMPp)

210 Btw for lightweight your best bet is anodized aluminum.

Posted by: @votermom at April 16, 2016 10:45 AM (nbrY/)

211 "2. Nail them to your trees. "


I didn't know you nailed them to trees. In/out areas of ingress/egress. Like pig traps.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 16, 2016 10:45 AM (9ym/8)

212 Oops just realized it was bluebell looking for pans, not kate.

Posted by: @votermom at April 16, 2016 10:46 AM (nbrY/)

213 Camping stuff is either super light super small for backpacking. Or heavy as crap Lodge cast iron stuff.

Posted by: NCKate at April 16, 2016 10:47 AM (UWHSi)

214 "And I won't bother spiking it with jalapeno or what-have-you - I could never put in enough heat for these people. "


Good morning. Heat is good. Load it up. They are hot wimminz after all.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 16, 2016 10:48 AM (9ym/8)

215 Hubby always ruins my pans by turning the heat up too high.

Posted by: @votermom at April 16, 2016 10:48 AM (nbrY/)

216 votermom, thanks for the ideas. Never heard of Man Pans but sounds like my dad would be in favor!

I know Tramontina is supposed to be good and they sell those at Costco around here. She did say she's looked at Costco but hasn't bought anything.

I understand her desire to buy American (that's why I have a lot of All-Clad) but in her case the lightness may have to outweigh the country of origin.

Posted by: bluebell at April 16, 2016 10:48 AM (2WwbN)

217 NCKate, Calphalon is made just outside Toledo, Ohio. Watch out for the off-premium sidelines, though. There is some Chineseware in there.
Their top of the line is equal to anybody's, but I have to admit to getting an All-Clad interior Dutch Oven on a close-out, and it is very very fine.

Got M-I-L a teakettle with their name on it at the giveaway sale a few years back. It was from Ireland. Didn't know whether to complain, or, what. Ireland. Huh.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 16, 2016 10:49 AM (xq1UY)

218 It's the big push day for tax prep. Kill me now!

Posted by: Count de Monet at April 16, 2016 10:49 AM (JO9+V)

219 "Camping stuff is either super light super small for backpacking. Or heavy as crap Lodge cast iron stuff."

Zachary. Like hiking camping-light shit.


Tent camping0-bring the iron.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 16, 2016 10:50 AM (9ym/8)

220 201 UK couple find $70,000 lump of 'whale vomit' on beach

Yeah, yeah, me too! I "found" all this ambergris, just floating in the sea!

Posted by: some Norwegian at April 16, 2016 10:42 AM (2Vre0)


My question is: who first discovered this? Who, back in the 17th or 18th centuries, or whenever, said "you know, this perfume I'm trying to make just doesn't hold together. I need some kind of binding agent. Hey, I know! Let's try some of this whale barf."

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 16, 2016 10:50 AM (JJ5/6)

221 I checked their website and manpans are made in the USA.
But $$$ (at least from my pov, since I'm a cheapskate)

Posted by: @votermom at April 16, 2016 10:50 AM (nbrY/)

222 Hey, I know! Let's try some of this whale barf."


Posted by: OregonMuse

Probably discovered the day after a whale bachelor party

Posted by: Bruce at April 16, 2016 10:51 AM (7S0RU)

223 Ha votermom, luckily I don't have that problem because my husband rarely uses any pans! But I have noticed that in general when he does put anything on the stove (or on the grill) it's high heat all the way. Like taking a few extra seconds to cook on medium is just not acceptable.

Posted by: bluebell at April 16, 2016 10:52 AM (2WwbN)

224 203
If you're looking for lightweight cookware.



Costco usually has pretty good sets of stainless steel with an aluminum plate bottom for fast heating.



Not sure if USA made or not.



But, you can cook anything in stainless and it cleans up well too.



Posted by: naturalfake at April 16, 2016 10:43 AM (2rmvw)

Costco had a guy selling nice pans doing a road show this week
http://tinyurl.com/jf63xuk

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 16, 2016 10:52 AM (jJRIy)

225 "Hey, I know! Let's try some of this whale barf.""


Who was the first gal to say "hey, let me spray this on my cooter?"


Think about that.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 16, 2016 10:52 AM (9ym/8)

226 Good morning. Heat is good. Load it up. They are hot wimminz after all.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 16, 2016 10:48 AM (9ym/
***
One of the things we talk about all the time is how my cooking is 'bland.'

Sage, garlic, onions, celery, maybe a bit of dill and what-have-you - there's no point trying to explain that my ancestral cuisine did not have much in the way of seasonings. They used what they had.

And, yeah, the food is heavy and bland, maybe, compared to hers, but it's what I know how to make. (Though I am getting better at making pho, and I know what to do with fish sauce, which had always mystified me before.)

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 16, 2016 10:53 AM (lutOX)

227 I have a WagnerWare (Piqua, Ohio!) "heavy aluminum" skillet from about 60 years ago that I like to take camping. It has thermal mass like an iron pan, and weighs half as much. Pretty sure the last Piqua maker shut down around 2000, so, good luck at the garage sale. When it comes to the things you use iron for, no sheet metal is going to do that.

I got to use a cast aluminum dutch oven once, and it worked, but in that case they'd used enough aluminum that the weight saving over iron wasn't significant (not light enough to hump in a backpack). I'd be interested to know if there's a light one that gives good results.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 16, 2016 10:53 AM (xq1UY)

228 "Mix rat poison with peanut butter, apply on side of tree or place in bird feeder. Also works for chipmunks. Tree rats die somewhere else. Do NOT let your dog eat them, it will fck them up."

Great. So the poisoned critters go "somewhere else", where someone else's family pet may quite well come across them, eat the corpse, and end up as bycatch.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 16, 2016 10:53 AM (noWW6)

229 That MasterClad stuff Costco is selling is made in WI. See @224

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 16, 2016 10:54 AM (jJRIy)

230
Lee Stranahan @stranahan

Dear @PortlandPolice: Will you be protecting the First Amendment rights and safety of students under attack at Portland State University?

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I'm sure the answer is no. Yet, they always protect the rights of the ultra left.

They will not even protect the right to pure political speech, i.e., Trump and his supporters right to speak. WHWD mayor has banned Trump from speaking. Hope they sue his ass off

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 16, 2016 10:54 AM (iQIUe)

231 Thanks, Nip. None of those Costcos are in my area but I will keep my eyes open.

Posted by: bluebell at April 16, 2016 10:54 AM (2WwbN)

232 223 Ha votermom, luckily I don't have that problem because my husband rarely uses any pans! But I have noticed that in general when he does put anything on the stove (or on the grill) it's high heat all the way. Like taking a few extra seconds to cook on medium is just not acceptable.
Posted by: bluebell at April 16, 2016 10:52 AM (2WwbN)

_____

Heh. That's me as well. The odd time I cook anything, it's high heat baby!!

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 16, 2016 10:55 AM (0LHZx)

233 "And, yeah, the food is heavy and bland, maybe, compared to hers, but it's what I know how to make. "


You know those cuisines better than I do. They like spice and heat. Do it. Light and hot.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 16, 2016 10:57 AM (9ym/8)

234 "hey, let me spray this on my cooter?"

If you have a Dana limited-slip, you've had whale oil in your rear end.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 16, 2016 10:57 AM (xq1UY)

235 207 NCkate, how about camping pots & pans - those are lightweight, right?

That's a really good idea: They have super light weight titanium sets, usu. pretty small capacity.
big $$$

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at April 16, 2016 10:57 AM (SeD0w)

236 232 223 Ha votermom, luckily I don't have that problem because my husband rarely uses any pans!

--

He really only cooks eggs. But boy does he cook those eggs!

Posted by: @votermom at April 16, 2016 10:58 AM (nbrY/)

237 The set of Calphalon I just looked at on Amazon says it's made in China...

Posted by: antisocialist at April 16, 2016 10:59 AM (9n14Y)

238 Mis.Hum., that captioned squirrel really, really made me laugh. Much needed. Thank you.

Posted by: m at April 16, 2016 10:59 AM (S/1cF)

239
Publius @obama_speech

Lindsay Lohan will be playing Michelle Fields in the upcoming Lifetime movie, "Bruised Ego"

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The resemblance is strong. Lohan could pull it off...

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 16, 2016 11:00 AM (iQIUe)

240 Do ewoks dream of eclectic jedi?

Posted by: @votermom at April 16, 2016 10:34 AM (nbrY/)


Probably not

http://preview.tinyurl.com/z3usd8p

Posted by: Kindltot at April 16, 2016 11:00 AM (TVASf)

241 Let's marinate the Kyle Basses of the world in 98% marginal top rates for a decade or two and then see if perhaps the light has dawned upon them.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 16, 2016 10:42 AM (noWW6)

_____

The Kyle Basses of the world can hire an army of lawyers and accountants to make sure that 98% is never reached. My worry isn't about the 95% tax rate. Those are bullshit rates that nobody ever pays. It's like the MSRP of a car.

My worry is the lower tax rates going up. Right now most people (the ones who actually pay taxes that is) pay somewhere in the 15-30% range. Despite all the soak the rich talk from Bernie, he'll need to raise that 15-30 to 30-50 to pay for all his utopian shit.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 16, 2016 11:00 AM (0LHZx)

242 Posted by: Kindltot at April 16, 2016 11:00 AM (TVASf)

Now THAT'S Art!

Posted by: @votermom at April 16, 2016 11:01 AM (nbrY/)

243 That MasterClad stuff Costco is selling is made in WI. See @224

Yep, that it is. Looks like good stuff, too. Kinda pricey, though...if it lasts, though, I guess it's worth it.

Posted by: antisocialist at April 16, 2016 11:02 AM (9n14Y)

244 Wow. Look at Drudge.


Fuck the Saudis

Posted by: ThunderB at April 16, 2016 11:03 AM (p29tk)

245 @237 Then by all means, don't buy it, then.
Some "free-trader" somewhere wants that origin labeling to go away.
If my Browning Citori weren't from Japan, I'd go after the SOB.
I have a Stevens in the back boat-compartment I'm saving for him.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 16, 2016 11:04 AM (xq1UY)

246 @ 191
Yikes!
Let the market decide. A lot of people aren't watching ESPN and suddenly they're not so overtly political.
There are some posts that many of us will not click on, here.
That's the way it should work.

Posted by: artemis at April 16, 2016 11:06 AM (AwPyG)

247 Made in X just means assembled in X. Changes are the parts were sourced from many other countries. Which is a good thing. Google "How a pencil is made Milton Friedman" and you'll understand why.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 16, 2016 11:06 AM (0LHZx)

248 How is it that my kids know EXACTLY when I'm doing something (or nothing, as is my current choice), and pick that very moment to start asking me to run errands, loan them lawn equipment, etc?

Posted by: antisocialist at April 16, 2016 11:08 AM (9n14Y)

249 And I won't bother spiking it with jalapeno or what-have-you - I could never put in enough heat for these people.
Posted by: [Palpatine] at April 16, 2016 10:43 AM (lutOX)


Korean lady I had dinner with recently told me she found these peppers she thought were way too hot, but she couldn't remember what they were called.

Since she had just glugged 10 shots of Tabasco on her spaghetti telling me that, I am now in horror that I might find them by accident.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 16, 2016 11:08 AM (TVASf)

250 Posted by: torquewrench at April 16, 2016 10:36 AM (noWW6)

That's the kind of stuff that makes me want to vote for him.
I'm just contrary that way.

Posted by: @votermom at April 16, 2016 11:08 AM (nbrY/)

251
Sanders Made Less in YEAR than Hillary Made in SPEECH!
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Almost everyone in this country makes less than her fee for a speech.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 16, 2016 11:09 AM (iQIUe)

252 Mornin' Horde! After forty-odd years in the South, I have finally figured out that if you scramble eggs in the same skillet you just cooked Conecuh sausage in, the results are uniformly tasty. There may be some hope for me yet...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at April 16, 2016 11:11 AM (D0J8L)

253 Who was the first gal to say "hey, let me spray this on my cooter?"

Think about that.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 16, 2016 10:52 AM (9ym/


Or: "Hey, look at that white oval thing that just came out of that chicken's butt. I think I'll put it in my mouth."

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 16, 2016 11:11 AM (JJ5/6)

254
It's hilarious to hear Zuckerberg whine about walls after he puts up a 10 ft wall around his house and hires 18 home body guards for 24/7 protection.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 16, 2016 11:11 AM (iQIUe)

255 I know speaking about soccer here is a 4 letter word. But tomorrow Leicester City is playing on NBC Sports.

So who gives a fuck? Well LC has only 5 games to go and up 7 points in the EPL. Again, so fucking what?

Well at the start of the season there were 5000:1 odds to win. Yes, 5 thousand to 1. So a few people in England said, what the hell I'll put $50 on LC to win it all. And those $50 bets are a few games away from being worth $250K. And betting houses are freaking out. Some have even bought out some of the bets at a discount, ie paying out $150K for that bet before it has a chance to go to $250K. It's an interesting story.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 16, 2016 11:12 AM (0LHZx)

256 Zuckerberg is an enthusiastic fascist.

Posted by: @votermom at April 16, 2016 11:13 AM (nbrY/)

257
I have a Revere pot that has to be close to 70 years old. Still going strong...

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 16, 2016 11:13 AM (iQIUe)

258 Well at the start of the season there were 5000:1 odds to win. Yes, 5 thousand to 1. So a few people in England said, what the hell I'll put $50 on LC to win it all. And those $50 bets are a few games away from being worth $250K. And betting houses are freaking out. Some have even bought out some of the bets at a discount, ie paying out $150K for that bet before it has a chance to go to $250K. It's an interesting story.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 16, 2016 11:12 AM (0LHZx)


Yeah, I never could get into soccer, never even wanted to try to get into soccer, but that's a hell of a story, M3.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 16, 2016 11:15 AM (JJ5/6)

259 re: Bernie income

Another example of conservatives bitching about something stupid. Oh that Bernie, what a loser, he only made $200K a year. He's been in the senate for 20 years and barely has a pot to piss in. LOSER!!

Uhm, I thought we hated it when politicians went to DC and came home millionaires, like Harry Reid. I guess we hate it when politicians become rich AND stay poor.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 16, 2016 11:16 AM (0LHZx)

260 Saudis have said if documents about their involvement in 911 are released, they will pull out of all US investments

I would call that bluff. Oil is tanking and their investments incrude massive real estate holdings in California, New York and Texas


Fine with me

GTFO

Posted by: ThunderB at April 16, 2016 11:17 AM (p29tk)

261 The Sanders tapes should be good for some laughs.

Standing in line for a ration of bread is a great thing!


*sadly, this shit will fly with some 'Americans.'

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 16, 2016 11:17 AM (hlMPp)

262 I guess we hate it when politicians become rich AND stay poor.

Why it's almost as if we hate politicians! What first clued your giant MBA-honed skills in on that?

Posted by: obtuse much? at April 16, 2016 11:17 AM (2Vre0)

263 BTW, that isn't the act of an innocent or an ally

Posted by: ThunderB at April 16, 2016 11:18 AM (p29tk)

264 My brother has dealt with squirrels on the bird feeder by use of a pellet gun when the neighbor's cat is sitting at the bottom of the pole looking up wistfully at the meat on the hoof eating the sunflower seeds and dropping the hulls on the cat. The pellet gun does not kill the squirrels but they fall down off the bird feeder and the cat has a pleasant surprise for dinner.


We had a family of foxes living under our deck long enough to raise a litter of cubs. Apparently foxes do not care to eat the squirrel heads because they would leave them around the yard.


One thing that apparently works pretty good for squirrels it to make a wire noose snare and put the loop on a path that they frequently run along. They don't see the wire, the noose tightens and they fall off the branch so that you find a dead squirrel hanging from the snare. You can either cut the wire and thrown the squirrel corpse in the trash or take the squirrel out and reset the snare and keep the squirrels in the freezer until you have enough to make squirrel and dumplings.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at April 16, 2016 11:18 AM (QHgTq)

265 The Saudis are going to have to start selling off their T-bond holdings anyway. They've burned through a huge chunk of their foreign reserves.

And they have that pesky little war down on their southern flank in Yemen. Which they are losing.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 16, 2016 11:21 AM (noWW6)

266 "Or: "Hey, look at that white oval thing that just came out of that chicken's butt. I think I'll put it in my mouth."


Yo sorta lost me there, OM?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 16, 2016 11:21 AM (9ym/8)

267 262 I guess we hate it when politicians become rich AND stay poor.

Why it's almost as if we hate politicians! What first clued your giant MBA-honed skills in on that?
Posted by: obtuse much? at April 16, 2016 11:17 AM (2Vre0)

____

What you hate is consistency, first and foremost.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 16, 2016 11:21 AM (0LHZx)

268
Most of those investments are held by Saudi individuals - not their government. So, I dont know how they are meaningfully going to pull out all their investments. Even saudis arent crazy.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 16, 2016 11:21 AM (iQIUe)

269 MooMoo, I Pencil is by Leonard Reed. Friedman just read it on tape once.
Don't lecture me, deuce. The pencil factory one city over got shut down last year and it was not because of "international sourcing."

Sure Paw and Gaping Maw at "K-Marx" don't give a chit where their cookware is made, they so modern and all, also, cheap. Until the chemicals we wouldn't allow in an electric motor connection show up in the "teflon." Then they go straight to a made-in-USA class action suit. Maybe Friedman could H1B them a good Chinese law firm, "I, Roya"?

OK that's Japanese, just kidding. But, you are odious, and do not mean what you say, and do not appear to be thinking about it very deeply, eye-ther.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 16, 2016 11:21 AM (xq1UY)

270 Fine. Let's pull out any assets protecting the house of Saudi. Bring it

Posted by: ThunderB at April 16, 2016 11:22 AM (p29tk)

271 263 BTW, that isn't the act of an innocent or an ally

Posted by: ThunderB at April 16, 2016 11:18 AM (p29tk)


So, if the Saudis sell off all of their U.S. assets, someone else will own them. That hurts us...how?

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 16, 2016 11:22 AM (JJ5/6)

272 Ah. Nood sub-gardening thread.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 16, 2016 11:22 AM (noWW6)

273 Yo sorta lost me there, OM?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 16, 2016 11:21 AM (9ym/


Chicken egg.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 16, 2016 11:23 AM (hlMPp)

274 Saudi individuals are the royal family. King can tell them what to do

Posted by: ThunderB at April 16, 2016 11:23 AM (p29tk)

275 How is it that my kids know EXACTLY when I'm doing
something (or nothing, as is my current choice), and pick that very
moment to start asking me to run errands, loan them lawn equipment, etc?

Posted by: antisocialist at April 16, 2016 11:08 AM (9n14Y)


It's the same spidey sense that lets my kids know whenever there is a $20 in my wallet.

Posted by: Count de Monet at April 16, 2016 11:23 AM (JO9+V)

276 "BTW, that isn't the act of an innocent or an ally"

Difficult dance. They like our money and iron. We like(D) their oil.

Things are starting to turn.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 16, 2016 11:23 AM (9ym/8)

277 266 "Or: "Hey, look at that white oval thing that just came out of that chicken's butt. I think I'll put it in my mouth."
Yo sorta lost me there, OM?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 16, 2016 11:21 AM (9ym/


Guy sees a chicken lay an egg for the first time.

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 16, 2016 11:24 AM (JJ5/6)

278 Nood.

Posted by: johnd01 at April 16, 2016 11:24 AM (RVFz3)

279 Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 16, 2016 11:21 AM (xq1UY)

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WHAT?

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 16, 2016 11:24 AM (0LHZx)

280 Sinus headache so right now I'm eating popcorn dipped in hot sauce.

Couldn't find anything else to dip with.

Posted by: @votermom at April 16, 2016 11:24 AM (nbrY/)

281 Saudi men do NOT fuck the goat.

Posted by: Saudi Ministry of Truth at April 16, 2016 11:25 AM (eHpnh)

282 What you hate is consistency, first and foremost.

When you're talking about a political class that's consistently arrogant, stupid, and corrupt, you may be on to something there.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at April 16, 2016 11:25 AM (D0J8L)

283 We don't need their oil. Really. The rest of the world does


9000 people control ALL the wealth in Saudi. Royals. Bring it

Posted by: ThunderB at April 16, 2016 11:25 AM (p29tk)

284 What you hate is consistency, first and foremost.

Or the routine whining of this site's resident reflexively-contrarian lackwit.

Posted by: obtuse much? at April 16, 2016 11:26 AM (2Vre0)

285 "234
"hey, let me spray this on my cooter?"

If you have a Dana limited-slip, you've had whale oil in your rear end.


Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 16, 2016 10:57 AM (xq1UY)"


Whale oil? As in Whale Oil Beef Hooked?

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at April 16, 2016 11:26 AM (QHgTq)

286 284 What you hate is consistency, first and foremost.

Or the routine whining of this site's resident reflexively-contrarian lackwit.
Posted by: obtuse much? at April 16, 2016 11:26 AM (2Vre0)

____

Dude, you bitch all day that Harry Reid is getting rich while in the senate. Then you turn around and bitch that Bernie didn't get rich while in the senate.

You really don't see why this makes you look stupid?

Kinda like how everyone here talks about how capitalism is awesome....well except the international trading part.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at April 16, 2016 11:28 AM (0LHZx)

287 The Kyle Basses of the world can hire an army of
lawyers and accountants to make sure that 98% is never reached. My worry
isn't about the 95% tax rate. Those are bullshit rates that nobody ever
pays. It's like the MSRP of a car.



My worry is the lower tax rates going up. Right now most people (the
ones who actually pay taxes that is) pay somewhere in the 15-30% range.
Despite all the soak the rich talk from Bernie, he'll need to raise
that 15-30 to 30-50 to pay for all his utopian shit.


Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo

If you happen to play back the whole interview, Kyle Bass is a very interesting and smart guy. And lives in Texas (Dallas), too.

But that is exactly right. If they had a 95 or 98% income tax, he would never pay it. The top 10% of income earners pay a disproportionate amount of income tax, but the middle 50 to 90 percentile wage earners are going to get hammered if Bernie gets elected. Because we don't have the wherewithal to do the tax planning, etc. to evade this monstrosity.

And Bass knows it. He knows he can navigate this ocean of taxes. He and his cohort in the investor-donor class know that they can bribe Hillary! with enough money to fix things for them. If they all pool ~ $50 Mil or $100 Mil and give it to the Clinton Crime fund, they know that Hillary! will fix it with the IRS.

But the Republicans are the party of Big Business. Sure. I was told by one mouth breather at work that Trump was buying the election.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....tortured American at April 16, 2016 11:32 AM (+1T7c)

288 From Drudge:

Students have reacted to claims from university professors that they struggle to read books from cover to cover by admitting it is true - but insisting it's because universities don't give them enough time to finish them.

University academics caused a furore this week by claiming many students found the thought of reading books all the way to the end "daunting", due to shorter attention spans and an inability to focus on complex philosophies.

Jenny Pickerill, a professor in environmental geography at the University of Sheffield, told Times Higher Education magazine: "Students struggle with set texts, saying the language or concepts are too hard".

-
What's so damn complicated about, "Suck it, honkey"?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 16, 2016 11:33 AM (Nwg0u)

289 Wow. Look at Drudge.




Fuck the Saudis

Posted by: ThunderB

If they do a mass asset dump, how about a mass iron-bomb dump on Riyadh, just for fun?

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....tortured American at April 16, 2016 11:34 AM (+1T7c)

290 If you have a Dana limited-slip, you've had whale oil in your rear end.


Posted by: Stringer Davis

Wow, that's pretty personal. Whale oil in the rear end?

Dana, is Zuul in there?

Posted by: Dr. Peter Venkman at April 16, 2016 11:36 AM (+1T7c)

291 So if the Saudis sold off their American assets, which I assume are mostly real estate and some stocks and bonds, other people would buy them, often at bargain prices.


At a time when a noticeable fraction of the world is experiencing negative interest rates because investors are hard pressed to find anything to invest in that is better than slowly losing money in the bank, I suspect that buying real estate in the historically politically stable United States, particularly at bargain prices, might seem like an opportunity too good to miss. If the price of stocks and bonds drops, it seems that European and Asian investors might find that an incentive to buy them.


If the Saudis pull enough money out of American banks as well as drive down the price of financial assets, they might have trouble meeting their reserve requirements but I am not sure that US banks have met their reserve requirements with real, no shit assets since 2007. Just continue the accounting dance they have been doing with a bit more vigor.


And what will the Saudis do with their money? Well, there is only so much gold in the world so I guess a lot of it will go into European and Asian banks to replace the money that has been withdrawn from negative interest rate accounts to pay for American real estate and financial instruments.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at April 16, 2016 11:43 AM (QHgTq)

292 Wow. Look at Drudge.

I know! -> Pope Brings 12 Refugees Back to Vatican...

What a small-m moron.

Posted by: t-bird at April 16, 2016 11:50 AM (J3phO)

293 Wow. Look at Drudge.




Fuck the Saudis
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This is that case of the Muslim that barked in the night. I don't see any, "We didn't do it!"

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at April 16, 2016 12:12 PM (Nwg0u)

294 "Open thread, but please no running with sharp objects."

How about throwing them? Riddle me this, Batman--can you bring your kid into the keycard-only classified facility, or is that sort of a bad idea?

Inbreds. Doing whatever they want, to whomever they please.

Posted by: Five O'clock Charlie at April 16, 2016 08:41 PM (J3UIw)

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