Overnight Open Thread (4-19-2016) - Hate Cake Edition

Quote of the Day I

"The man who killed Trayvon Martin should have never had a gun in the first place."

-- Hillary Clinton in a campaign appearance this week

Quote of the Day II

I think we are detecting a pattern here. If all the anti-Israel, terror-accommodating Swedish officials were forced to resign, they wouldn't be able to staff a government.

-- John Hinderaker commenting on Sweden's Deputy Prime Minister, Åsa Romson, who insists on referring to the 9/11 attacks as 'accidents'

Quote of the Day III - Lacuna of Leadership Edition

No military can remain a military if hostile powers routinely launch missiles at its $7 billion aircraft carriers, ship-jack its vessels and humiliate the crew, or buzz destroyers to interrupt naval exercises. Yet this is now the new normal of the U.S. military and Navy in particular. These provocations at sea and in the air will increase, as Iran, Russia, and perhaps soon China grasp that there are no consequences to symbolically humiliating the U.S, but some utility thereby in limiting its range and outreach to allies. Perhaps to avoid the harassment, we can rename destroyers "outreach vessels," carriers can become "safe spaces," and jet-fighters can be "contingency operators."

-- Victor Davis Hanson

Quote of the Day IV

"We believe in a layered approach."

-- Douglas County, CO schools spokesperson Paula Hans explaining why school security officers have AR-15s in addition to their pistols

Bernie Sanders Pays Way Too Little Taxes According to...Bernie Sanders

Tax deductions are practically like stealing from the public according to Sanders. But of course he takes every single possible one he can. Because it's not hypocrisy if you care.

Bernie Sanders released his 2014 tax return this weekend, revealing that he and his wife took $60,208 in deductions from their taxable income. These deductions are all perfectly legal and permitted under the U.S. tax code, but they present a morally inconvenient, if delicious, irony: The Democratic socialist from Vermont, a man who rages against high earners paying a lower effective tax rate than blue-collar workers, saved himself thousands using many of the tricks that would be banned under his own tax plan.

With all of his itemized deductions, Sanders's taxable income was significantly lower than it would have been if he had taken the standard deduction. The deductions left Sanders and his wife paying $27,653 in federal income taxes in 2014, on a joint income of $205,271 - an effective federal tax rate of 13.5 percent. If that seems low to you, your instincts are right: According to the Tax Foundation, the average federal income-tax rate for a couple making $200,000 to $500,000 in 2014 was 15.2 percent. The "millionaires and billionaires" that Sanders is so fond of berating payed, on average, just more than twice as much of their income (27.4 percent) in federal taxes as he did.

On the campaign trail, Sanders's taxation philosophy is simple: If you can pay more, you should; deductions are not a justifiable reason for a wealthy person to pay a lower effective rate than someone who earns less. His web site declares, "We need a progressive tax system in this country which is based on ability to pay. It is not acceptable that corporate CEOs in this country often enjoy an effective tax rate which is lower than their secretaries."

...What Sanders did, using every option and advantage available under a Byzantine tax code to minimize his tax payment, is a normal practice for many Americans. But it's also exactly what the targets of his anger do. You can argue about whether or not that's greed, but it's impossible to argue that it isn't hypocrisy. The paragon of liberal purity is not as pure as he'd like the world to believe.

Millennials and Marriage and Divorce

Respondents were asked whether they agreed or disagreed with the statement that "Divorce is usually the best solution when a couple can't seem to work out their marriage problems." In 2002, about half of Americans disagreed. Within a decade, the share had risen to more than 60 percent. In the most recent data, younger Americans - a cohort with the lowest marriage rates on record, mind you - were especially likely to perceive divorce as an unacceptable response to marital strain.

Trans-Friendly Series 'Transparent' Film Crew Outraged Over 'Trans-Friendly' Bathrooms

The beef is that men, women and transgenders can all enter as they please, making it uncomfortable for some of the crew. Women are particularly worried about walking in and seeing a dude peeing at the urinal.

Now this is interesting . we're told several crew members are too scared to complain, for fear they'll be labeled "transphobic," which would be the kiss of death on that set.

Note that crew members have unions that that they can complain to. I foresee a lot of hostile workplace lawsuits coming in the future over the new anything-goes bathroom policies.

And Who Loves Open Gender-Free Bathrooms? Perverts That's Who

Kean University racism protester to face jail time for tweeting fake death threats

No consciousness was raised but $200K worth of public resources were wasted .

Ukraine's New Prime Minister is Jewish

Historically Ukraine hasn't been a particularly Jewish-friendly place.

Proposal to Consider Restarting the F-22 Line in This Year's Defense Authorization Bill

160413-F-YH552-001

"Boaty McBoatface" Wins Internet Poll; UK Science Minister Says No

boatymcboatface23

Worthwhile Canadian Initiative, Part 4

When You Tell a Woman to Keep Her Clothes On, Are You Slut-Shaming?

81121300 lenanude4

48% Of People Who Buy Vinyl Don't Even Listen To It

vinylkills

The Yahoo group is for closers only.

Teh Tweet!

Tonight's post brought to you by I think we all know what's coming next here:

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1 Hello.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 19, 2016 11:03 PM (jVvcc)

2 There was tentacle porn in Mad Men too!

Posted by: andycanuck at April 19, 2016 11:04 PM (jVvcc)

3 I don't know if I should tell the psychos on the nomination thread that the ONT is Nood?

Posted by: andycanuck at April 19, 2016 11:05 PM (jVvcc)

4 Maybe Maet will shit-can the thread below....

It''s the only way to be sure.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 19, 2016 11:05 PM (Zu3d9)

5 Seeing as I'm alone here, I guess I can whip this out.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 19, 2016 11:05 PM (jVvcc)

6 Sure, Dildo. Rain on my parade.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 19, 2016 11:05 PM (jVvcc)

7 Posted by: andycanuck at April 19, 2016 11:05 PM (jVvcc)

NO! let this be a safe space for a few minutes.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 19, 2016 11:06 PM (Zu3d9)

8 From orbit, Dildo? To be sure?

Posted by: andycanuck at April 19, 2016 11:06 PM (jVvcc)

9 Labor Unions Are A Scam

Labor Unions have fought for, and won, a $15 minimum wage for everyone in many California... everyone except their own members!

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=11567

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 19, 2016 11:06 PM (vBeA5)

10 Woot woot ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 19, 2016 11:06 PM (voOPb)

11 Posted by: andycanuck at April 19, 2016 11:06 PM (jVvcc)

Of course!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 19, 2016 11:06 PM (Zu3d9)

12 [chanting softly; rhythmically] Happy place. Happy place. Happy place.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 19, 2016 11:06 PM (jVvcc)

13 I'm heading downstairs to go ban people. Be back shortly.

Posted by: Maetenloch at April 19, 2016 11:08 PM (pAlYe)

14 Well, I suppose the FBI is full of righteous, devoted agents. I suspect they will soon be seconded permanently to DHS to be fired within 6 months for "bad-fit"

Posted by: Kindltot at April 19, 2016 11:09 PM (46G6B)

15 >>>I don't know if I should tell the psychos on the nomination thread that the ONT is Nood?

Fuck em. Let them wallow in their own shit downstairs. This ont is classy and luxurious, just the best. I mean, except for that puddle of...something...in the corner. That's not so classy.

Posted by: DC in River City at April 19, 2016 11:09 PM (e+1S5)

16 Returning to an earlier thread, I'm not familiar with the details of the Salem witch trials but for the European ones I go along with the fairly-recent proposition that the LSD-like mould in rye bread caused the delusions.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 19, 2016 11:10 PM (jVvcc)

17 What's coming next? Nude Yoko?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 19, 2016 11:10 PM (voOPb)

18 >>>I'm heading downstairs to go ban people. Be back shortly.
Posted by: Maetenloch at April 19, 2016 11:08 PM (pAlYe)

And I'm going downstairs to watch and laugh. Anybody that's coming with me, I've got popcorn and beer.

Posted by: DC in River City at April 19, 2016 11:11 PM (e+1S5)

19 Howdy, y'all!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2016 11:11 PM (EzgxV)

20 Posted by: DC in River City at April 19, 2016 11:09 PM (e+1S5)

L'chaim!

Gin sour?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 19, 2016 11:11 PM (Zu3d9)

21 The Quote by Victor Davis Hanson is dead on.

I am so sick of the JEF and what his lack of leadership has wrought.

Posted by: ALH at April 19, 2016 11:11 PM (Z56vq)

22 But we've been good here, MH.

Nude Yoko should go in the nominations thread.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 19, 2016 11:11 PM (jVvcc)

23 13 I'm heading downstairs to go ban people. Be back shortly.
Posted by: Maetenloch at April 19, 2016 11:08 PM (pAlYe)

So watching hockey is not as entertaining as the thread below?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 19, 2016 11:11 PM (voOPb)

24 I love Hillary's quote there. That George Zimmerman shouldn't have even had a gun. Yeah, he should have taken his beating and potential death like a man! Screw self defense! Not allowed in Hillary's America!

Posted by: rexbatt at April 19, 2016 11:12 PM (woA40)

25 What's coming next?

Presumably the fisherwoman.

Posted by: Hiyoooo! at April 19, 2016 11:12 PM (dHVbM)

26 If Sanders wants to pay more taxes then he can pay more taxes voluntarily. Dickhead.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 19, 2016 11:12 PM (0mRoj)

27 Putting on my Depends 'cause it's a drink to oblivion night! Partyisononon! Hot sauce!

Posted by: Hillary 2016 at April 19, 2016 11:12 PM (gwG9s)

28 Ukraine used to have a PM that was teh hot...then she got sent to prison, which was weird.

Ukraine and Poland really lost the lottery when it came to geography and unpleasant neighbors.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at April 19, 2016 11:13 PM (J+n2j)

29 "The man who killed Trayvon Martin should have never had a gun in the first place."

-- Hillary Clinton



Q: On what basis?
A: Nobody should have a gun.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 19, 2016 11:13 PM (T78UI)

30 >>>>Tonight's post brought to you by I think we all know what coming next here:-Maet


That's what I was worried about andycanuck

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 19, 2016 11:14 PM (voOPb)

31 The man who killed Ambassador Stevens should never have had a youtube account.

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at April 19, 2016 11:15 PM (Z58Xa)

32 "The man" who killed Trayvon Martin?

Is Hillary being cis-genderistic?

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at April 19, 2016 11:15 PM (J+n2j)

33 >>>Gin sour?

Can't. Someone who definitely wasn't me broke into my house and drank all the gin. And used up all the lemons. That guy's a jerk.

Posted by: DC in River City at April 19, 2016 11:15 PM (e+1S5)

34 Anyone that has jazz records and the means to play them, yet doesn't, is a damned savage.

Posted by: Chupacabra at April 19, 2016 11:15 PM (Lv0zB)

35 There is a very interesting book on the effects of divorce on children, The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce, Judith Wienstein et al.
One of the biggest effects is on the children, who have trouble with abandonment, and there are huge stresses for no other reason than suddenly the broken up family has to support two households on one household worth of earning.

It is a series of somewhat useful case-histories, followed up, but rigorous only in light that it is a psychologist who was doing it. Unfortunately one of the findings was that divorcing "for the children" actually hurts the children less than if, for example, instead of a divorce, one of the parents died.

Now that was a blow between the eyes when I read that.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 19, 2016 11:15 PM (46G6B)

36 I got to thinking about something... I've been pushing for us to hold a CO Morondezvous at a karaoke bar, figuring that'd be a lot of fun.

But... there's something I failed to take into account. It's kind of hard to sit and chat while someone's singing. What's the point of a meetup, if not to chat amongst ourselves?

So, I officially retract that suggestion. If you see this comment, BTH and Emmie, I now agree with you guys that it was bad idea, and I fully retract the suggestion.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at April 19, 2016 11:15 PM (0OG8D)

37 13 I'm heading downstairs to go ban people. Be back shortly.

Posted by: Maetenloch at April 19, 2016 11:08 PM (pAlYe)



No, no....take your time. Be thorough....

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2016 11:16 PM (EzgxV)

38 Posted by: DC in River City at April 19, 2016 11:15 PM (e+1S5)

That is almost exactly what happened to me!

Luckily I had half a case of Brokers Gin in the closet.

[What? Yes, I buy booze by the case. Don't you?]

Try it with grapefruit juice....but fresh. That makes all the difference.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 19, 2016 11:17 PM (Zu3d9)

39 Not to drive people away from the ONT but there's a thread about Better Call Saul at Instapundit near the page top and I know there are several fans here. (You know, who don't know enough to keep the spoilers to themselves. cough cough).

I haven't read the Slate column that sparked the thread; I'm reading the comments first.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 19, 2016 11:17 PM (jVvcc)

40 I foresee a lot of hostile workplace lawsuits coming in the future over the new anything-goes bathroom policies.

Use the next sink, you pervert! I'm taking a dump in this one...

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at April 19, 2016 11:17 PM (OLNwX)

41 @35...My parents were divorced...hence my screen name. In fact, my mom when I was in college, died 22 years ago today.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at April 19, 2016 11:18 PM (J+n2j)

42 The F-22 is a WAY better platform than the F-35.

Posted by: Minnidel at April 19, 2016 11:18 PM (mv76s)

43 Hey everybody.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 19, 2016 11:18 PM (ntObR)

44 >>>Try it with grapefruit juice....but fresh. That makes all the difference.

Because who needs their Lipitor to work?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 19, 2016 11:18 PM (voOPb)

45 90% of you people are good people. It's too bad I'm in the other 10%. HOWEVER, I have a beautiful cat--first ever on the Pet Thread--so you have to let me post.

Or she will get you.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 19, 2016 11:18 PM (AroJD)

46 48% Of People Who Buy Vinyl Don't Even Listen To It

LOL.

A year ago I bought a copy of Weird Al Yankovic's latest album, "Mandatory Fun," on vinyl at Fry's Electronics.

It came with a download code, so I've never had to haul out my vintage 1983 belt-drive Technics turntable, with P-mount phono cartridge, to listen to it. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 19, 2016 11:19 PM (ntObR)

47 not entirely sure but leaning towards the idea that better call saul is a stupid show.

seems like someone wants to tell a story as sloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooly as possible.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2016 11:20 PM (vb33c)

48 Hard to believe average fed tax on 200-500k earners is that low. Tax rates on ordinary income are much higher than that.

Posted by: edmundburkesshade at April 19, 2016 11:21 PM (nUTvL)

49 Vinyl. Yeah, that'll increase in value.

Posted by: Beanie Babies at April 19, 2016 11:21 PM (gwG9s)

50 Because who needs their Lipitor to work?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 19, 2016 11:18 PM (voOPb)

Heh....I think only one of the statins is effected by grapefruit juice, but for some reason everyone thinks that they all are.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 19, 2016 11:21 PM (Zu3d9)

51 @47, if you think BCS

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at April 19, 2016 11:21 PM (J+n2j)

52 The F-22 is a WAY better platform than the F-35.

They aren't competitors. They aren't meant to be substituted for each other. They are entirely different designs for entirely different missions, and are meant to be used together.

Posted by: try landing an F-22 on a carrier at April 19, 2016 11:21 PM (dHVbM)

53 48% Of People Who Buy Vinyl Don't Even Listen To It

They are basically collector items that a person will never use.

Posted by: The Musical Hat at April 19, 2016 11:21 PM (vBeA5)

54 The F-22 is a WAY better platform than the F-35.
Posted by: Minnidel at April 19, 2016 11:18 PM (mv76s)


yank anything useful out of the f35 and put it on the new f22s.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2016 11:21 PM (vb33c)

55 @47, if you think BCS is slow, try watching Damien. I'm really trying to like the show but it's getting tedious.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at April 19, 2016 11:22 PM (J+n2j)

56 My parents were divorced...hence my screen name. In fact, my mom when I was in college, died 22 years ago today.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at April 19, 2016 11:18 PM (J+n2j)


I'm sorry to heat that. Mine died 11 years ago this month. My step mom. Nothing's ever kicked my legs out from under me worse than that.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 19, 2016 11:22 PM (46G6B)

57 >>>Luckily I had half a case of Brokers Gin in the closet.

And that kids, it how properly be a Prepper. I usually go with Bulldog, but Brokers is very good.

I think next time I'm gonna add some club soda.

Posted by: DC in River City at April 19, 2016 11:22 PM (e+1S5)

58 As much as I love Weird Al, I doubt you're missing a lot by listening to him on digital vs. an LP.

Posted by: Chupacabra at April 19, 2016 11:22 PM (Lv0zB)

59 29 "The man who killed Trayvon Martin should have never had a gun in the first place."

-- Hillary Clinton



Q: On what basis?
A: Nobody should have a gun

-----------------------------
With the exception of her bodyguards, of course.

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at April 19, 2016 11:22 PM (3Mimg)

60 The bannings have begun.

Posted by: Blano at April 19, 2016 11:22 PM (heN73)

61 I'm heading downstairs to go ban people. Be back shortly.
Posted by: Maetenloch at April 19, 2016 11:08 PM (pAlYe)

Souls go to the barrel, corpse to the Elks Lodge dumpster.

*morbidly ponders if Maet has a tally mark for all those he has reaped on the wall next to the computer*

Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at April 19, 2016 11:22 PM (Ojki1)

62 They aren't competitors. They aren't meant to be substituted for each other. They are entirely different designs for entirely different missions, and are meant to be used together.
Posted by: try landing an F-22 on a carrier at April 19, 2016 11:21 PM (dHVbM)

yeah but the Navy does not really want a single engine fighter do they?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2016 11:23 PM (vb33c)

63 Sen. Fauxcohontas was on Twitter today throwing a tantrum because she thought Ted Cruz was "whining" about how difficult it is to run for president.

I say, everyone run to her Twitter feed and scream back at her: why isn't she upset Bernie isn't paying his fair share?

Honestly, I think that woman is even more of a hateful narcissist than Hillary.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 19, 2016 11:23 PM (ntObR)

64
Heh....I think only one of the statins is effected by grapefruit juice, but for some reason everyone thinks that they all are


I love grapefruit. My doc & the prescription bottle say no grapefruit. I also love gin but the world says no gin. I manage

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 19, 2016 11:23 PM (voOPb)

65 26 If Sanders wants to pay more taxes then he can pay more taxes voluntarily. Dickhead.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 19, 2016 11:12 PM (0mRoj)


I'd love to see the tax returns of all those super rich super liberals in Hollywood. Ya know, those humanitarians who blubber about income inequality, and then have their agents negotiate for obscene salaries for making a stinking movie that will probably tank?

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 19, 2016 11:23 PM (+lVUW)

66 I'm pretty sure someone telling *me* to keep my clothes on wouldn't be "slut shaming". They'd be telling me to keep my clothes on because they didn't want to see my pasty belly and weird-shaped moles.

Lena Dunham (say) didn't have to make her likewise-mediocre body an issue, yet she did. We are doing her a *kindness* when we tell her to cover up and to keep on topic of... all that... other intelligent stuff... she has to share...

Oh hell.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 19, 2016 11:23 PM (6FqZa)

67 Bring back public floggings. It would solve 90% of our problems.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 19, 2016 11:24 PM (pUDQf)

68 Kindltot, appreciate it. I understand completely--it was quite a shock to say the least.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at April 19, 2016 11:24 PM (J+n2j)

69 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 19, 2016 11:18 PM (voOPb)

"This is an issue only for lovastatin and simvastatin and is only problematic at the highest dosages," says Dr. Nissen, Cardiovascular Medicine Department Chair at Cleveland Clinic's Heart and Vascular Institute.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 19, 2016 11:24 PM (Zu3d9)

70 yeah, dunham and her type would love to be slut shamed but all the get is ugly shamed.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2016 11:25 PM (vb33c)

71 As much as I love Weird Al, I doubt you're missing a lot by listening to him on digital vs. an LP.

What if I have a $25,000 tube amp? (I actually know someone who did that. I pray that he always hears the difference.)

Posted by: t-bird at April 19, 2016 11:25 PM (9mTYi)

72 yeah but the Navy does not really want a single engine fighter do they?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2016 11:23 PM (vb33c)

As long as it has the glide-slope of a brick it's all good.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 19, 2016 11:25 PM (T78UI)

73 OK morons, I have a question relating to the last photo.

Long ago someone, (possibly he ont) linked a blog that had a bunch of photos from the 70's, and said that they all looked like they were about to have an orgy. But they used a euphemism of "about to make pancakes," or waffles or something.

Does anyone remember what blog that was? I thought it was James Lileks, but could not find it on his site.

Anyone remember this?

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at April 19, 2016 11:25 PM (LWu6U)

74 Chupa, I agree.

Hat, I also agree. The thing about vinyl is, you don't have to necessary play the vinyl to enjoy it. The object itself is a work of art IMHO, particularly the center label design, outer jacket, and inner sleeve.

Back in 1984 when I bought my first copy of "The Crossing" by Big Country, I immediately fell in love... with the pitch-black Mercury logo label in the middle of the LP. I'm not kidding, I thought it was beautiful. It made the whole thing look like a slice of carefully grooved obsidian.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 19, 2016 11:25 PM (ntObR)

75 Test

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at April 19, 2016 11:26 PM (rwI+c)

76 Ok that octopus looks mad

Get out of the water lady

Posted by: ThunderB at April 19, 2016 11:26 PM (zOTsN)

77 Anybody here have a CB radio?

I'm thinking about getting a home base, then maybe one for my car later for the annual Dallas to Detroit and back romp.

Posted by: Blano at April 19, 2016 11:26 PM (heN73)

78 Andy Warhol. 15 minutes of fame. Look at me generation. To be known on Twitter as a victim is now the highest honor. If you can't be noticed by being you, time to fake a cake.

Public floggings. Period.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 19, 2016 11:26 PM (pUDQf)

79 "The man who killed Trayvon Martin should have never had a gun in the first place."

-- Hillary Clinton


The democrats used to pretend to believe in controlling spending, limiting regulations, and they used to pretend that they didn't want to take your guns (at least when they campaigned in Michigan).
They're no longer pretending. They've gone full batshit crazy lefty.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 19, 2016 11:27 PM (+lVUW)

80 having dunham walking around naked, even in her own home, has to be a hate crime.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2016 11:27 PM (vb33c)

81 I saw the horned devil eyed Hillary hating Benghazi shaming pick up truck at the grocery today. At the kosher grocery store. I loved that

Posted by: ThunderB at April 19, 2016 11:27 PM (zOTsN)

82 Nothing in that VDH article makes me wish to do harm to myself or others. Not at all.

Posted by: Josephistan at April 19, 2016 11:27 PM (7qAYi)

83
I wouldn't call telling Lena Dunham to put on her clothes, slut shaming. I would call it being sensible.

Posted by: Darth Randall at April 19, 2016 11:27 PM (KlVdw)

84 when collecting, condition is everything. if you want an item to hold it's value - don't use it.

Posted by: ALH at April 19, 2016 11:28 PM (Z56vq)

85 I've got a pharmacist friend who told me a long time ago that grapefruit effs-up alot of prescription drugs.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 19, 2016 11:28 PM (jVvcc)

86 I'm thinking about getting a home base, then maybe one for my car later for the annual Dallas to Detroit and back romp.
Posted by: Blano at April 19, 2016 11:26 PM (heN73)


dallas to detroit and back sounds less like a romp and more like a rescue mission.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2016 11:28 PM (vb33c)

87 16 Returning to an earlier thread, I'm not familiar with the details of the Salem witch trials but for the European ones I go along with the fairly-recent proposition that the LSD-like mould in rye bread caused the delusions.
Posted by: andycanuck at April 19, 2016 11:10 PM (jVvcc)


They serving that stuff in colleges now? People don't need chemical help to go off the rails.

Posted by: Splunge at April 19, 2016 11:28 PM (iMxBJ)

88 "Boaty McBoatface" Wins Internet Poll; UK Science Minister Says No

Another blow against democracy.

Posted by: rickl at April 19, 2016 11:28 PM (sdi6R)

89 Hillary should have come out and said what she meant: Zimmerman should have died instead of Traytable.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at April 19, 2016 11:29 PM (rwI+c)

90 The bannings have begun.
Posted by: Blano at April 19, 2016 11:22 PM (heN73)


as I hunker down, trembling in the darkness, hoping that the vengeful banhammer will pass me by, yet again.

Let me live, I pray, I have oceans of snark, and potential puns to compose . . .

Well, maybe compose is the wrong term. It would be better put to say I have potential puns to impose.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 19, 2016 11:29 PM (46G6B)

91 Dunham is fat and out of shape. That's the truth. But we can't say the emporer has no clothes. The truth is blasphemy.

When this becomes the norm, all is lost.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 19, 2016 11:29 PM (pUDQf)

92 dallas to detroit and back sounds less like a romp and more like a rescue mission.
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2016 11:28 PM (vb33c)

Expendables IV plot, go!

Posted by: Bete resigned to just watching the world burn at April 19, 2016 11:30 PM (Ojki1)

93 as I hunker down, trembling in the darkness, hoping that the vengeful banhammer will pass me by, yet again.

I wiped bacon on the lintels of my monitor.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at April 19, 2016 11:30 PM (rwI+c)

94 #87 Hadn't thought of that, Splunge. It would explain an awful lot though.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 19, 2016 11:30 PM (jVvcc)

95 83 I wouldn't call telling Lena Dunham to put on her clothes, slut shaming. I would call it being sensible.
Posted by: Darth Randall at April 19, 2016 11:27 PM (KlVdw)


Clear case of self-defense.

Posted by: Splunge at April 19, 2016 11:31 PM (iMxBJ)

96 I don't gotta worry 'bout no banhammer! I hate everything!!

Posted by: Mikey at April 19, 2016 11:31 PM (ntObR)

97 well, in fairness, if trayvon ahd not gotten shot hillary would be saying trayvon should never have had skittles, sugary beverages, and chips.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2016 11:31 PM (vb33c)

98 Dunham looks like a lot of folks in the South. We like fried chicken and macaroni & cheese.

Posted by: ALH at April 19, 2016 11:31 PM (Z56vq)

99 They're no longer pretending. They've gone full batshit crazy lefty.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 19, 2016 11:27 PM (+lVUW)


The house of cards they're standing on is collapsing, but they think they're close enough to reach for the brass ring and lock everything up before the collapse. It's on us to prove them wrong.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 19, 2016 11:31 PM (HalrA)

100 The Japanese girl's a little chubbier than I'd expect to see, but I'd still hit it.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at April 19, 2016 11:31 PM (J+n2j)

101 Would I be risking the banhammer if I said, John Kasich is the Kaboom of POTUS candidates?

(I'm sure it's been said before but probably worth a repeat)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 19, 2016 11:31 PM (ntObR)

102 That's some very early hentai manga there.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 19, 2016 11:31 PM (39g3+)

103 What if I have a $25,000 tube amp? (I actually know someone who did that. I pray that he always hears the difference.)

--------------
Appropo of very little, when I was buying my stereo twenty plus years ago the salesman compared a $500 and a $2000 turntable, switching the cartridge/needle between the two. The difference between the two was astonishing.

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at April 19, 2016 11:31 PM (3Mimg)

104 I'm glad you blurred that horror of Lena nekkid. Was that an image from her eating cake on the john naked performance?

I think I'd rather see Marie Osmond back when she was porker nekkid -- and pissing herself as she did on that cruise ship stage, than that.

Well, the list of things I'd rather see over nekkid Lena, or just Lena in general is exhaustive.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 19, 2016 11:32 PM (DW+jj)

105 Holy crap. When did this thing start?

No more F-22s.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 19, 2016 11:32 PM (Bgg2j)

106 Hillary should have come out and said what she meant: Zimmerman should have died instead of Traytable.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of
equal or greater value at April 19, 2016 11:29 PM (rwI+c)

Trayvon was Obama's son he never had.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 19, 2016 11:32 PM (T78UI)

107 91
Dunham is fat and out of shape. That's the truth. But we can't say the emporer has no clothes. The truth is blasphemy.



When this becomes the norm, all is lost.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 19, 2016 11:29 PM (pUDQf)


At times like this, the phrase "the truth will set you free" takes on entirely new shades of meaning. In their web of lies, in their funhouse mirror bizarro world is the soul and essence of slavery.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 19, 2016 11:32 PM (HalrA)

108 The Japanese girl's a little chubbier than I'd expect to see, but I'd still hit it.

So would Cthulhu apparently.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at April 19, 2016 11:33 PM (rwI+c)

109 You have to have extra padding to free-dive for pearls. It gets cold.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 19, 2016 11:33 PM (46G6B)

110
Crew of Transparent not so thrilled about having to use a trans-friendly bathroom.
This is like when it was pointed out that professional, liberal hypocrit Micheal Moore was shown to have not had union crews for his movies.

Posted by: Darth Randall at April 19, 2016 11:33 PM (KlVdw)

111 69 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 19, 2016 11:18 PM (voOPb)

"This is an issue only for lovastatin and simvastatin and is only problematic at the highest dosages," says Dr. Nissen, Cardiovascular Medicine Department Chair at Cleveland Clinic's Heart and Vascular Institute.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 19, 2016 11:24 PM (Zu3d9)

Doc: dammit MH what happened to your cholestrol levels?
Me: maybe I've been partaking of grapefruit
Doc: what the hell are you doing? I told you no grapefruit
Me: but Charlie Browns Dildo told me it's ok
Doc: the food guy is a doc too? Huh, didn't know that

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 19, 2016 11:33 PM (voOPb)

112 To accuse people of slut-shaming you, don't you have to first admit you're a slut?

Posted by: Splunge at April 19, 2016 11:33 PM (iMxBJ)

113 Eh. I expected better. Only 3 bannings.

Posted by: Maetenloch at April 19, 2016 11:33 PM (pAlYe)

114 Vlad, really? In favor of which turntable? ;-)

Also, do you remember the brands? I remember back in the 1980s, Technics had a good rep for affordable quality, and they also supposedly had a top-quality arm mechanism.

OTOH, the prestige brands were Denon, Dual, Bang & Olufsen, and McIntosh.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 19, 2016 11:33 PM (ntObR)

115 I think I'd rather see Marie Osmond back when she was porker nekkid -- and pissing herself as she did on that cruise ship stage, than that.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 19, 2016 11:32 PM (DW+jj)

Wait, what???

Posted by: Blano at April 19, 2016 11:34 PM (heN73)

116 Why is going on?

Posted by: ThunderB at April 19, 2016 11:34 PM (zOTsN)

117 more f22s but with dual turbo chargers and super chargers.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2016 11:34 PM (vb33c)

118 last one to know there was anew thread..sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2016 11:34 PM (Ozsfq)

119 "The F-22 is a WAY better platform than the F-35.


In 1990, yes. The SH and -35 are far superior today.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 19, 2016 11:34 PM (Bgg2j)

120 Nevergiveup, you think you're behind the times.

Yesterday somebody made fun of my legwarmers. :-(

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 19, 2016 11:35 PM (ntObR)

121 more f22s but with dual turbo chargers and super chargers.
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2016 11:34 PM (vb33c)

yeah don't hold your breath....especially if an "R", any "R", doesn't win the next Election

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2016 11:35 PM (Ozsfq)

122 I think tube amps have diminishing returns. Nothing sounds better to me than a well designed tube system, but they do have limitations and usually what you're spending all that money on is more power. Generally tube magic is in the mids, and Al does a lot in that world so he would probably sound great. Though I don't think the LP's themselves would buy you much better performance. I would happily buy him on vinyl, if I ever saw decent copies, to try out.

I'd put my little SET tube system against most anything in a normal room for pure audio pleasure. But most audiophiles would absolutely hate how much fun it is to listen to.

Posted by: Chupacabra at April 19, 2016 11:36 PM (Lv0zB)

123 Why is going on?

Posted by: ThunderB at April 19, 2016 11:34 PM (zOTsN)


No, no, no. Just no. "Who is phone?"

Posted by: Kindltot at April 19, 2016 11:36 PM (46G6B)

124 @113 Maet


Maybe you're getting soft

///

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 19, 2016 11:36 PM (voOPb)

125 67 Bring back public floggings. It would solve 90% of our problems.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 19, 2016 11:24 PM (pUDQf)



Bring back dueling. It'd solve 99%.

Posted by: Aaron Bthulhu at April 19, 2016 11:37 PM (EzgxV)

126 You know how the left always starts these stupid petitions that carry no weight and are useless? I'd like to start one demanding that Hills gives up all her armed guards. See how many lefties would sign it.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 19, 2016 11:37 PM (iQIUe)

127 According to this Hollyweirdo, you can be a "little gay" ie be a dude who is kinda attracted to other dudes, but you don't act on it.

http://tinyurl.com/jhxcxsh

Posted by: Thrawn at April 19, 2016 11:37 PM (LlaxB)

128 Nothing sounds better to me than a well designed tube system

A series of tubes, if you will.

Posted by: Zombie Ted Stevens at April 19, 2016 11:37 PM (J+n2j)

129 Captain of buzzed ship said you don't get to kill people just because they annoy you.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 19, 2016 11:37 PM (k4M/B)

130 (Good) Vinyl has a little larger range at the high frequencies, and seems to stage better (though that could be coincidence, i.e. the specific recording session).

I can (usually) tell the difference.

I can also tell the difference between $100, $1000, and $10000 amps, but it isn't worth paying for to me, I can listen to a pocket mp3 player and be relatively happy.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 19, 2016 11:37 PM (wB8Tg)

131 Captain of buzzed ship said you don't get to kill people just because they annoy you.

Our problem in a nutshell.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at April 19, 2016 11:38 PM (rwI+c)

132 Back in 1986, I got myself a Yamaha R-9 receiver.

I admit I think I got a defective model, only four years later it had burnt out its pre-tune memory. But, wouldn't mind having another one of them, if I can find one that's in good condition, affordable and still works okay.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 19, 2016 11:38 PM (ntObR)

133 "The F-22 is a WAY better platform than the F-35.


In 1990, yes. The SH and -35 are far superior today.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 19, 2016 11:34 PM (Bgg2j)

A) it remains to be seen what kind of a platform the F35 is or will be, if it ever will be in all it's various forms

B) The F-22 is ONLY an Air Force Air Superiority Frame and nothing else. It does NOTHING to solve the server shortfall in the Navy or Marines Air Needs

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2016 11:38 PM (Ozsfq)

134 Yes, Donnie and Marie were performing on a cruise ship a few years ago, you know the circuit where washed-up has-beens go to die, and she pissed herself right on stage. It was some QA with the audience, and something got her so tickled, she was laughing so hard, she just pissed herself right there in front of God and everybody as one of my old aunts used to say.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 19, 2016 11:38 PM (DW+jj)

135 71 What if I have a $25,000 tube amp? (I actually know someone who did that. I pray that he always hears the difference.)
Posted by: t-bird at April 19, 2016 11:25 PM (9mTYi)


Went to an audio show once. There was a large room with the ultimate stereo in it. Huge speakers. Huge tube amps that didn't look like a one-person lift. Turntable with a giant heavy disk of aluminum for a platter, with a visible belt driven by a motor that was at least a foot away. That rig must have been 6 figures.

They played some piano music, and damn if it didn't sound like there had to be a real piano in the room. The notes radiating from distinct points and everything. But...is that so important?

Posted by: Splunge at April 19, 2016 11:38 PM (iMxBJ)

136 "more f22s but with dual turbo chargers and super chargers. "



Well, there aren't such things. They have hi-bypass turbo-fans, with re-heat. I like the English term.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 19, 2016 11:38 PM (Bgg2j)

137 I bought a couple of vinyl records in the days before Internets. I played each of them exactly once... to put the music onto tape. It was the tapes I'd listen to.

Vinyl is inherently better than MP3, sure. It also wears out, as the needle scratches over those same grooves. Did the Pina Colada Song teach you nothing?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 19, 2016 11:38 PM (6FqZa)

138 126
You know how the left always starts these stupid petitions that carry no
weight and are useless? I'd like to start one demanding that Hills
gives up all her armed guards. See how many lefties would sign it.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 19, 2016 11:37 PM (iQIUe)


Guns are bad and the government needs to set an example for the people. Start banning firearms at the government level!

Posted by: Starflower Moonchild at April 19, 2016 11:38 PM (HalrA)

139 What happened on the thread below. Don't want to go there

Posted by: ThunderB at April 19, 2016 11:38 PM (zOTsN)

140 134 Yes, Donnie and Marie were performing on a cruise ship a few years ago, you know the circuit where washed-up has-beens go to die, and she pissed herself right on stage. It was some QA with the audience, and something got her so tickled, she was laughing so hard, she just pissed herself right there in front of God and everybody as one of my old aunts used to say.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 19, 2016 11:38 PM (DW+jj)


Did any get on her feet? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Dick Morris at April 19, 2016 11:39 PM (iMxBJ)

141 What happened on the thread below. Don't want to go there
Posted by: ThunderB at April 19, 2016 11:38 PM (zOTsN)

what do yu mean?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2016 11:39 PM (Ozsfq)

142 Start banning firearms at the government level!

I find this idea intriguing.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commenter of equal or greater value at April 19, 2016 11:39 PM (rwI+c)

143 In 1990, yes. The SH and -35 are far superior today.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 19, 2016 11:34 PM (Bgg2j)

A) it remains to be seen what kind of a platform the F35 is or will be, if it ever will be in all it's various forms

B) The F-22 is ONLY an Air Force Air Superiority Frame and nothing else. It does NOTHING to solve the server shortfall in the Navy or Marines Air Needs
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2016 11:38 PM (Ozsfq)



well that's what you Navy guys get for not going with the Super Tomcat instead of the Super Hornet.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2016 11:40 PM (vb33c)

144 qdp,

The spendy one was far superior, it was as if I could hear into the music while the cheaper one was presenting just the surface sound.

Those were the brands but who can remember that far back.

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at April 19, 2016 11:40 PM (3Mimg)

145 Yesterday somebody made fun of my legwarmers. :-(

If they were 1980s-era fluorescent legwarmers, you should have got compliments from the hipsters.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 19, 2016 11:40 PM (6FqZa)

146 129 Captain of buzzed ship said you don't get to kill people just because they annoy you.
------
Who says you can't annoy them back with some fire?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 19, 2016 11:40 PM (voOPb)

147 90 The bannings have begun.
Posted by: Blano at April 19, 2016 11:22 PM (heN73)

as I hunker down, trembling in the darkness, hoping that the vengeful banhammer will pass me by, yet again.

Let me live, I pray, I have oceans of snark, and potential puns to compose . . .

Well, maybe compose is the wrong term. It would be better put to say I have potential puns to impose.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 19, 2016 11:29 PM (46G6B)




At AoSHQ, everyone will have their 15 minutes of bannination....

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2016 11:40 PM (EzgxV)

148 >> Captain of buzzed ship said you don't get to kill people just because >> they annoy you.

That sumbitch Alexander Hamilton annoyed the hell out of me, and I shot that mothereffer dead right there.

Annoyin' people need killin'.

Posted by: Arron Burr at April 19, 2016 11:40 PM (DW+jj)

149 The hell happened to get TBH3K swinging' at this hour?

Sheesh, no wonder I avoid election threads now...

Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 19, 2016 11:41 PM (D0J8L)

150 bth, yup. The big thing in the 1980s was to have a nice turntable... AND a nice tape deck with Dolby B, C and HX Pro, so that you could duplicate your LP on the first play and never wear them out or cause them to ever get even the tiniest bit dirty.

Then CDs came out and that kind of went out the window. And I still remember how the record companies absolutely panicked when DAT recorders showed up; it was great technology and I wish it could have caught on, but no. That was a classic example of something being made scarce, only because idiots in industry had too much control over government resources and licensing.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 19, 2016 11:41 PM (ntObR)

151 91 Dunham is fat and out of shape. That's the truth. But we can't say the emporer has no clothes. The truth is blasphemy.

When this becomes the norm, all is lost.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at April 19, 2016 11:29 PM (pUDQf)




Rectification of names, bitchez!

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2016 11:41 PM (EzgxV)

152 Long ago someone, (possibly he ont) linked a blog
that had a bunch of photos from the 70's, and said that they all looked
like they were about to have an orgy. But they used a euphemism of
"about to make pancakes," or waffles or something.

Does anyone remember what blog that was? I thought it was James Lileks, but could not find it on his site.

Anyone remember this?


Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at April 19, 2016 11:25 PM (LWu6U)

Was it this?
http:// www. retrospace. org / search?q=pancakesmax-results=20by-date=false

Posted by: Armando at April 19, 2016 11:41 PM (1cff1)

153 The legal arm of the U.S. Navy recently warned personnel against using personal email accounts to conduct official business and to never transmit classified information using non-official accounts.


But for the Sec of State it is just dandy I guess?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2016 11:41 PM (Ozsfq)

154 Well, there aren't such things. They have hi-bypass turbo-fans, with re-heat. I like the English term.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 19, 2016 11:38 PM (Bgg2j)


only because we have not made them, yet.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2016 11:41 PM (vb33c)

155 I still say there's no air-to-air that the F-15C (or F-15J in the hands of our Israeli friends) couldn't bring to a swift resolution.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at April 19, 2016 11:42 PM (J+n2j)

156 70 yeah, dunham and her type would love to be slut shamed but all the get is ugly shamed.
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2016 11:25 PM (vb33c)


If slut shaming is such a problem, why isn't Kate Upton having problems with it?

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 19, 2016 11:42 PM (+lVUW)

157 What happened on the thread below

There were too many Tims

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 19, 2016 11:42 PM (39g3+)

158 Vlad, thanks.

Sure, I'd love if I could have a system approaching that level someday, but I've since realized if you never have that kind of money... you're not missing *that* much.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 19, 2016 11:43 PM (ntObR)

159 ") it remains to be seen what kind of a platform the F35 is or will be, if it ever will be in all it's various forms"


NAVAIR is working that out. USAF and Marines are training on them. Seem to be happy. Navy is last.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 19, 2016 11:43 PM (Bgg2j)

160 It was some QA with the audience, and something got
her so tickled, she was laughing so hard, she just pissed herself right
there in front of God and everybody as one of my old aunts used to say.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 19, 2016 11:38 PM (DW+jj)


Pregnancy is hard on women, especially regarding the bladder and various sphincters. Apparently young mothers aren't told these things.

"Mom, why do you have a pair of panties in your purse?"

"Well, honey, when I was young and I had panties in my purse, it meant I got excited and maybe did some things. Now it means when I was out with my friends I laughed so hard I peed a little."

"Uh, don't tell me these things, OK?"

Posted by: Kindltot at April 19, 2016 11:43 PM (46G6B)

161 156 If slut shaming is such a problem, why isn't Kate Upton having problems with it?
Posted by: nerdygirl at April 19, 2016 11:42 PM (+lVUW)


Because anyone who asked her to put her clothes back on would get whaled on?

Posted by: Splunge at April 19, 2016 11:43 PM (iMxBJ)

162 Captain of buzzed ship said you don't get to kill people just because they annoy you.

President of bombed country said we can handle a little terrorism.

Posted by: t-bird at April 19, 2016 11:43 PM (Z58Xa)

163 I still say there's no air-to-air that the F-15C (or F-15J in the hands of our Israeli friends) couldn't bring to a swift resolution.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at April 19, 2016 11:42 PM (J+n2j)


the times, they are a changing
Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2016 11:43 PM (Ozsfq)

164 bth, and LOL on the legwarmers. I *did* get some winks, but they were all from guys.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 19, 2016 11:44 PM (ntObR)

165 113 Eh. I expected better. Only 3 bannings.

Posted by: Maetenloch at April 19, 2016 11:33 PM (pAlYe)



Might we inquire which nics?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 19, 2016 11:44 PM (EzgxV)

166 If slut shaming is such a problem, why isn't Kate Upton having problems with it?
Posted by: nerdygirl at April 19, 2016 11:42 PM (+lVUW)


heh

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2016 11:44 PM (vb33c)

167 "The man who killed Trayvon Martin should have never had a gun in the first place."
-- Hillary Clinton in a campaign appearance this week



The woman who gave birth to Chelsea should never have had a cooch in the first place.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 19, 2016 11:44 PM (oKE6c)

168
If slut shaming is such a problem, why isn't Kate Upton having problems with it?


She seems very loyal to Verlander.



...dammit

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 19, 2016 11:45 PM (39g3+)

169 F*cking cable. Damn hdtv went out

Ugh

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 19, 2016 11:45 PM (voOPb)

170 NAVAIR is working that out. USAF and Marines are training on them. Seem to be happy. Navy is last.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 19, 2016 11:43 PM (Bgg2j)

Not so sure "happy" is the term I would use and they are coming on line so slowly that it is severely effecting combat readiness and air worthiness across the Fleet and the Air Force

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2016 11:45 PM (Ozsfq)

171 Evening everyone!

Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 19, 2016 11:45 PM (fC9RO)

172 I actually would love to have an old-school stereo setup again: receiver, cassette tape deck, CD player, speakers.

Unfortunately I have found it's next to impossible to find decent new-model cassette tape decks anymore. And the Dolby HX Pro and dbx noise reduction systems are long gone.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 19, 2016 11:45 PM (ntObR)

173 "I still say there's no air-to-air that the F-15C (or F-15J in the hands of our Israeli friends) couldn't bring to a swift resolution."

E's have the latest avionics. A is a n F-35 is a revelation.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 19, 2016 11:46 PM (Bgg2j)

174 Sad to hear about Marie, she always seemed nice and real cute when she was young. She was the only reason to watch that horrible show she and her brother had: to see her being cute.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 19, 2016 11:46 PM (39g3+)

175 I'm listening to Bob Dylan's "Shadows in the Night", which I finally got around to buying today. It's been out for a year, he has a new album coming out next month, and I have a ticket for a July concert, so I figure I better get up to speed.

https://tinyurl.com/jhg5jb6

It's an entire album of songs previously recorded by Frank Sinatra.

A musical legend paying sincere tribute to another musical legend. What's not to like about that?

Bob will turn 75 next month. He's like Honey Badger. He don't give a shit. He ain't no sixties nostalgia act, that's for sure.

I'm hoping that the new album, "Fallen Angels", which *also* consists entirely of Sinatra songs, will be more swinging. From the titles, I strongly suspect that will be the case. I am very much looking forward to it, and also to the concert in July.

https://tinyurl.com/jjc9bl2

Posted by: rickl at April 19, 2016 11:47 PM (sdi6R)

176 Yeah, well, I'm no longer ripped at 185 lbs from swimming 5 days a week either.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 19, 2016 11:48 PM (46G6B)

177 >> Did any get on her feet? Asking for a friend.

Well, Dick, if you like, there's some websites out there that might interest you, I think. There are some nice gals out there who can hit your feet, from 15' away.

I mean, they're gonna win any pissin' contest you want.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 19, 2016 11:48 PM (DW+jj)

178 "I can also tell the difference between $100, $1000, and $10000 amps,
but it isn't worth paying for to me, I can listen to a pocket mp3
player and be relatively happy."

Back when Dr. Jerry Pournelle was cranking out computer hardware reviews for the likes of _Byte_ magazine, including sound cards and speakers, an acquaintance of mine said to him at an L.A. science fiction fandom get-together, "Hey, Jerry, with all due respect -- maybe you ought to quit reviewing audio gear."

Pournelle, a former artilleryman, said "What?"

Posted by: torquewrench at April 19, 2016 11:48 PM (noWW6)

179 rickly, Dylan has had guts throughout his career for sure.

I've wondered if he's actually still a Christian.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 19, 2016 11:48 PM (ntObR)

180 Rickl - I always thought Frank Sinatra should have covered "Simple Twist of Fate." He would have killed it.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 19, 2016 11:48 PM (AroJD)

181 The F-22 has the high -bypass turbofans and ....supercruise. The F-15's have a hard time keeping up with them even at full military power and with afterburners lit.

I would love to see a new F-15 with the same engines and vectored thrust as the F-22, and at a cheaper price. no stealth, but high performance.

And I do wonder if the F-22 could be engineered to be able to land on a carrier, and be cat-shot launched (heavier frame and landing gear?). It is really a fantastic airplane. We just don't have enough of them.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....tortured American at April 19, 2016 11:49 PM (+1T7c)

182 3 bannings? Who Norberto Sanchez? Oh, wait he posts over and over and over @ HotAir.

Posted by: redridinghood at April 19, 2016 11:49 PM (7GQM/)

183 I know that when Jim Morrison recorded the lead for "Riders on the Storm," he was crooning it the way he thought Sinatra would do it.

Didn't Frank then later on cover the same song? I think he did.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 19, 2016 11:49 PM (ntObR)

184 Bbc radio had a guy on today. He is color blind. Said he is "Trans species". He has had an antenna surgically attached to his skull. It emits some kind of noise when someone sends him a color "message" so he "hears" color. Says he believes he has merged with the Internet. The U.K. Let him take his passport picture with the antenna

Posted by: ThunderB at April 19, 2016 11:50 PM (zOTsN)

185 "Not so sure "happy" is the term I would use and they are coming on line so slowly that it is severely effecting combat readiness and air worthiness across the Fleet and the Air Force"

NGU, thirty year old C/D's have better awareness and SW?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 19, 2016 11:50 PM (Bgg2j)

186 There were too many Tims
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 19, 2016 11:42 PM (39g3+)

****

Hey now........

Posted by: Tim in GA at April 19, 2016 11:50 PM (YLidQ)

187 rickl, did Bob ever meet Frank that you know of?

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 19, 2016 11:51 PM (ntObR)

188 I've also read that Amy Winehouse idolized Sinatra.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 19, 2016 11:51 PM (ntObR)

189 Collecting records today is like starting a new Star Wars toy collection as an investment. Everyone's already onto it and they're probably never going to be worth what you spent.

Keep 'em clean as you can, replace your needle every 1,000 hours or so, and store them carefully. Then just enjoy them. I have no plans on having a bunch of once-played records be bought at my estate sale by some pony-tailed dweeb just to be flipped on Discogs.

Posted by: Chupacabra at April 19, 2016 11:51 PM (Lv0zB)

190 Country Singer, if you're around, thank you again for the email! My boss was reading the notes and swearing profusely.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 19, 2016 11:52 PM (fC9RO)

191 NGU, thirty year old C/D's have better awareness and SW?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 19, 2016 11:50 PM (Bgg2j)


No but the F35s are not coming on line fast enough

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2016 11:52 PM (Ozsfq)

192 98 Dunham looks like a lot of folks in the South. We like fried chicken and macaroni & cheese.
Posted by: ALH at April 19, 2016 11:31 PM (Z56vq)


Yeah, but most people have the good taste to not inflict their naked flabbiness on the public.
No one should have to look at some stranger's cottage cheese butt.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 19, 2016 11:52 PM (+lVUW)

193 "I still say there's no air-to-air that the F-15C (or F-15J in the hands
of our Israeli friends) couldn't bring to a swift resolution."

Hottest air to air F-15s in the skies are the ones which are in the hands of... our "trusted allies", the Saudis. Fly-by-wire, composite wings, activation of stores stations prohibited on earlier variants.

The U.S. could be flying those itself today, no problem. But instead, all efforts are directed towards the amazing new F-35 Faceplant.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 19, 2016 11:53 PM (noWW6)

194 Marie, she always seemed nice and real cute when she was young. She was the only reason to watch that horrible show she and her brother had: to see her being cute.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 19, 2016 11:46 PM (39g3+)

She's my age, looks good today, and yes I would hit her for 2:30 minutes

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 19, 2016 11:53 PM (voOPb)

195 Pournelle, a former artilleryman, said "What?"

Posted by: torquewrench at April 19, 2016 11:48 PM (noWW6) fnord (noWW6)


Heh.

People with no taste frequently have strong opinions on food as well (and by "no taste" I mean inability to taste certain chemicals, not "unrefined taste"). See the "bay leaf" miniversy the other day.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 19, 2016 11:53 PM (wB8Tg)

196 Dunham's problem is the same as a lot of people. It's less about the fat and more about the lack of muscle.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 19, 2016 11:53 PM (fC9RO)

197 Yeah, with women the problem becomes too easy to pee, but with us men, it becomes just the opposite. Had an uncle, lived alone, and didn't care to go the doctor much. He called down her to my mother one fine day, desperate. He couldn't pee.

Had a neighbor who got in the same fix, but slowly. It wasn't cancerous, just benign. They had to ream it out, but there was complication after complication. It ended up where he had lost control of his urinary sphincter completely and would just constantly piss himself.

The fix was an artificial sphincter. He had a little pump and release that they hung down in his scrotum. To pee, he had to release it, then pump it back up. It took a while to get the hang of it and not piss all over his hands when he hit the release.

Then, he had a stroke.....


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 19, 2016 11:53 PM (DW+jj)

198 And I do wonder if the F-22 could be engineered to be able to land on a carrier, and be cat-shot launched (heavier frame and landing gear?). It is really a fantastic airplane. We just don't have enough of them.
Posted by: Bossy Conservative....tortured American at April 19, 2016 11:49 PM (+1T7c)

the short answer is no...which is why in the past the old "one plane to fill all roles" has always been a bad idea.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2016 11:53 PM (Ozsfq)

199 Remember the classic episode of Everybody Loves Raymond, about Frank's collection of jazz records that the kids destroyed in 1969?

I'd like to think my niece, nephew and other young'uns I'm related to by the time I pass, will take those CDs and listen to them. Most are classic rock, pop and jazz from about 1955 to 1990. I will be sure to tell my niece and nephew especially, I hope they listen to them.

But who knows. They might just sell 'em all for a nickel each at the estate sale.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 19, 2016 11:54 PM (ntObR)

200 Posted by: Tim in GA at

But we like you Tim in GA

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 19, 2016 11:55 PM (voOPb)

201 "And I do wonder if the F-22 could be engineered to be able to land on a carrier, and be cat-shot launched (heavier frame and landing gear?). It is really a fantastic airplane. We just don't have enough of them."

No, could not. It would be heavier and more expensive. That's the nature of carrier-borne aircraft. The F-35 is the navalized F-22.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 19, 2016 11:55 PM (Bgg2j)

202 I would love to see a new F-15 with the same engines and vectored thrust as the F-22, and at a cheaper price. no stealth, but high performance.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....tortured American at April 19, 2016 11:49 PM (+1T7c) fnord (+1T7c)


*cough* ASF-14 *cough*

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 19, 2016 11:56 PM (wB8Tg)

203 She's my age, looks good today, and yes I would hit her for 2:30 minutes
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 19, 2016 11:53 PM (voOPb)

****

2:30 minutes with current Marie? Are you some kinda sexual Marathon guy?

Posted by: Tim in GA at April 19, 2016 11:56 PM (YLidQ)

204 In my earlier comment, by "those CDs," I mean the CDs in my collection, as well as all the music in my hard drive. (Some albums I've found I can only collect again via MP3, Amazon has 'em for $5.99 that way while an actual CD is either unavailable or mindbendingly expensive.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 19, 2016 11:56 PM (ntObR)

205 "And I do wonder if the F-22 could be engineered to be able to land on a carrier, and be cat-shot launched (heavier frame and landing gear?). It is really a fantastic airplane. We just don't have enough of them."

No, could not. It would be heavier and more expensive. That's the nature of carrier-borne aircraft. The F-35 is the navalized F-22.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 19, 2016 11:55 PM (Bgg2j)




how difference was the performance of the Air Force F4 and NavyF4?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2016 11:56 PM (vb33c)

206 Byzantine Britain -
http://www.caitlingreen.org/2016/04/heptarchy-harun-ibn-yahya.html

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 19, 2016 11:57 PM (6FqZa)

207 "No but the F35s are not coming on line fast enough"

F-35s have no better avionics and missiles? 35 years later?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 19, 2016 11:57 PM (Bgg2j)

208 Maetenloch #13: I'm heading downstairs to go ban people. Be back shortly.

It's nice that Maet has a hobby he enjoys.

Posted by: mindful webworker - staring into oblivion at April 19, 2016 11:57 PM (5a8XA)

209 That Marie Osmond thing was from last night's ONT, where I mentioned those annoying ads she does for whatever weight-loss program/outfit it. She's posing all the time to show off her body.

She looks great now, and is indeed a "GILF". But she did get to be sort of a porker before.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 19, 2016 11:57 PM (DW+jj)

210 sigh, how different not difference

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2016 11:57 PM (vb33c)

211 The woman who gave birth to Chelsea should never have had a cooch in the first place.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 19, 2016 11:44 PM (oKE6c)


Why do you think she uses a strap-on on me...

Posted by: Huma at April 19, 2016 11:58 PM (vBeA5)

212 F-35s have no better avionics and missiles? 35 years later?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 19, 2016 11:57 PM (Bgg2j)

I am not sure what point your trying to make? I am not arguing with you, just pointing out that the F-35 is so far behind schedule that it is putting The Navy between a rock and hard place?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 19, 2016 11:59 PM (Ozsfq)

213 Even that pixelated snapshot of Hogger Dunham is going to give me nightmares

Posted by: kbdabear at April 19, 2016 11:59 PM (wDUlv)

214 "how difference was the performance of the Air Force F4 and NavyF4?"


The F-35A has far more radar and missiles. It has the same engine power as the F-15A.


It's not going away.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2016 12:00 AM (Bgg2j)

215 187 rickl, did Bob ever meet Frank that you know of?
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 19, 2016 11:51 PM (ntObR)


I don't have a link, but I read that Frank invited Bob to his 80th birthday party, which was a small and intimate gathering. Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme were also there, and I'm not sure who else. I would have liked to have been a fly on the wall in that room.

Posted by: rickl at April 20, 2016 12:01 AM (sdi6R)

216 She looks great now, and is indeed a "GILF". But she did get to be sort of a porker before.

She was always pretty even when chubby.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 20, 2016 12:01 AM (39g3+)

217 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 20, 2016 12:02 AM (YJmuy)

218 Tuesday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/722470798426910720

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/722471248492515328

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/722471630681735168

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/722472409861783552

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/722473047119122434

Posted by: kbdabear at April 20, 2016 12:03 AM (wDUlv)

219 "I am not sure what point your trying to make? I am not arguing with you, "

Not arguing either. The F-35 can see so far much farther, react so much quicker, and, launch so much farther than any F-14 or SH. It supplants the SH as fleet defense as it enters service.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2016 12:03 AM (Bgg2j)

220

Hey, I asked L' elle out for drinks and dinner and haven't heard back so if you see her...

*!SMACK, POW, BIFF, KNEE TO BALLS, HIGH HEEL COMBAT BOOT STOMP!*

...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at April 20, 2016 12:04 AM (KId5h)

221 "The F-35A has far more radar and missiles. It has the same engine power as the F-15A."

Physics 101 indicates that raw aperture size matters in radar resolution.

Aperture size in an aircraft is gated by the physical dimension of the nose, where the radar itself is installed.

What the F-35 has squeezed into it is an advanced AESA radar. Of small aperture, because the dimensions of the rest of the jet inexorably dictate a small nose.

There's no reason that a considerably bigger and better AESA could not be installed in an F-15, and in fact the Air Force's own interim fleet update plan calls for exactly that, with "Golden Eagles" which are meant to benefit from a bunch of advanced technology inserts.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 20, 2016 12:04 AM (noWW6)

222 127 According to this Hollyweirdo, you can be a "little gay" ie be a dude who is kinda attracted to other dudes, but you don't act on it.
http://tinyurl.com/jhxcxsh
Posted by: Thrawn at April 19, 2016 11:37 PM (LlaxB)


Sadly, these people really believe that we care about their personal lives. As long as they aren't killing people in drunk driving accidents or spreading aids, I don't much care what they do.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 20, 2016 12:05 AM (+lVUW)

223 Tuesday Night ONT Compliance Pics - 2

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/722481423349891072

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/722481738891534336

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/722481995448770560

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/722482689450905601

Posted by: kbdabear at April 20, 2016 12:05 AM (wDUlv)

224 "how difference was the performance of the Air Force F4 and NavyF4?"


The F-35A has far more radar and missiles. It has the same engine power as the F-15A.


It's not going away.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2016 12:00 AM (Bgg2j)

i don't think that is the question he was asking. he was asking how the F4 was able to be both an Air Force Air Superiority Fighter and an Navy Carrier Jet at the same time. And the answer is, although I am NOT an expert on these things, that it was not a very dog fighting Air Superiority Air Force Fighter and the smaller more agile Russian Jets presented some problems

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 20, 2016 12:05 AM (Ozsfq)

225
Bbc radio had a guy on today. He is color blind. Said he is "Trans species". He has had an antenna surgically attached to his skull. It emits some kind of noise when someone sends him a color "message" so he "hears" color. Says he believes he has merged with the Internet. The U.K. Let him take his passport picture with the antenna
Posted by: ThunderB


Is this the guy?

http://tinyurl.com/ztlf4y5

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 20, 2016 12:05 AM (k4M/B)

226 dallas to detroit and back sounds less like a romp and more like a rescue mission.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 19, 2016 11:28 PM (vb33c)

I have failed at my mission to rescue my kids from that hellhole. They aren't as adventurous as Daddy, plus they both have a significant other.

Posted by: Blano at April 20, 2016 12:05 AM (3eoPa)

227 Hey, I asked L' elle out for drinks and dinner and haven't heard back so if you see her...

*!SMACK, POW, BIFF, KNEE TO BALLS, HIGH HEEL COMBAT BOOT STOMP!*
...
Posted by: In Vino Veritits at April 20, 2016 12:04 AM (KId5h)

****

Your timing may have been a little bad. Console yourself with that thought....

Posted by: Tim in GA at April 20, 2016 12:06 AM (YLidQ)

228 If you want a cure for nekkid Lena, there's a cute little spinner out there, who is, an uh, "actress", note the quotes, and does little movies and stuff. Named Darcie Dolce.

I'm a butt man, but her boobage, well, those are some divine mammaries, and all natural. I mean, well, *damn*.

That will get you in NSFW territory, so be warned. I don't know about anything like that. I'm as pure as the wind driven snow. A friend told me, of course.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 20, 2016 12:06 AM (DW+jj)

229 A little bit gay is like a little bit pregnant.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 20, 2016 12:07 AM (DW+jj)

230 Tuesday Night ONT Compliance Pics - 3

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/722482839359500292

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/722483286820450304

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/722483583257022464

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/722483790837374977

Posted by: kbdabear at April 20, 2016 12:07 AM (wDUlv)

231 "There's no reason that a considerably bigger and better AESA could not be installed in an F-15, a"oo


Could. Big airframe is gonna flame in the radar screen.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2016 12:08 AM (Bgg2j)

232 Tuesday Night ONT Compliance Pics - 4

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/722484054914965509

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/722484557279268864

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/722484815254188032

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/722485515786809345

Posted by: kbdabear at April 20, 2016 12:09 AM (wDUlv)

233 'cause I've made my mind up, you're going to be mine
I'll tell you right now, any trick in the book baby that I can find...

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2016 12:10 AM (ntObR)

234 She looks great now, and is indeed a "GILF". But she did get to be sort of a porker before.

She has always been cute, so I never noticed.

Posted by: t-bird at April 20, 2016 12:11 AM (ZxmMG)

235 Marie a GILF, not a MILF*?

(*Mormon I'd like to f...)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2016 12:13 AM (ntObR)

236 i don't think that is the question he was asking. he was asking how the F4 was able to be both an Air Force Air Superiority Fighter and an Navy Carrier Jet at the same time. "


The F-4 was never an Air Superiority Fighter. It was a Fleet Defense fighter. An Interceptor. Not a dogfighter.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2016 12:13 AM (Bgg2j)

237 234 She looks great now, and is indeed a "GILF". But she did get to be sort of a porker before.

She has always been cute, so I never noticed.
Posted by: t-bird at April 20, 2016 12:11 AM (ZxmMG)


Even at her heaviest she was always cute and made the effort to look good.

Posted by: Maetenloch at April 20, 2016 12:13 AM (pAlYe)

238 The F-4 was never an Air Superiority Fighter. It was a Fleet Defense fighter. An Interceptor. Not a dogfighter.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2016 12:13 AM (Bgg2j)

yes that is what it was originally designed for, but then it was coopted by the Air Force and forced into the role of a dog fighter

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 20, 2016 12:14 AM (Ozsfq)

239 Understanding women-

http://tinyurl.com/jdht4gr

Posted by: Ti at April 20, 2016 12:16 AM (uz/Pv)

240 Yep, she's a grannie now. You know, if life expectancy continues to improve and 60 becomes the new 40 and then 80 the new 40 and all that, we may well have a GGILF category.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 20, 2016 12:16 AM (DW+jj)

241 "It has the same engine power as the F-15A."

The F-15A dates to the Gerald Ford administration. Are there any other comparisons of 1975 to 2016 on the table?

The F-35 has a lot of engine power for its size, but it is also stubby, draggy, and has a ridiculously high wing loading for a modern fighter jet. It takes a comparative eternity to accelerate to supersonic speed. It bleeds energy at hemophiliac rates in a turn. Last I looked, the entire fleet was still under strict G limits in turns, too.

Mind you, if someone had come to me and said, hey, would you please design a single-engine fighter jet, and make it stealthy, or sort of stealthy against radar at least, and also make it marginally supersonic, and oh, by the way, we want a variant that is short-takeoff and vertical-landing capable, and oh, also, it should cost no more than an F-16 does, I would have said something about crack and the smoking thereof.

LockMart and Boeing at least _tried_ to meet that insane spec. And with an absolutely massive infusion of money from Uncle Sugar, LockMart did get something that vaguely, distantly resembles what the spec calls for. After a lot of relaxation of standards and performance parameters.

Oh, and it doesn't work. But apart from that, bravo! Encore! Encore!

Posted by: torquewrench at April 20, 2016 12:17 AM (noWW6)

242
The Empire State Building went blood red for Trump victory in the New York primary and kind of freaked everyone out.

https://goo.gl/MXen6W

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 20, 2016 12:17 AM (iQIUe)

243 DC, you still doling out booze? I could do with a vodka martini, extra dry, up, with a twist.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 20, 2016 12:17 AM (BYJ2T)

244 Even at her heaviest she was always cute and made the effort to look good.
Posted by: Maetenloch at April 20, 2016 12:13 AM (pAlYe)

*****

Agreed, she has always been a classy lady. Her stepping it up lately is just a bonus, as she looks great now.

Posted by: Tim in GA at April 20, 2016 12:17 AM (YLidQ)

245 Hola horde.

Noticed at the gym tonight I am the only one...well, a few others, that speaks English.

Yay. Fucking. Diversity..

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 20, 2016 12:17 AM (hlMPp)

246 Divorcing with kids still in the home can be traumatic, and effects can be visited on several subsequent generations.

Parents suddenly divorcing when a kid never suspected they ever had anything but love for one another, then going through a terrible dragged-out legal dispute about who gets what kids, then mom remarries former uncle who is dad's worst enemy and dad remarries a black widow with three horrible offspring and mom moves you away from the only home town you've ever known and dad dies not long after that can be kinda hard, too. I imagine.

Posted by: mindful webworker - speaking for an acquaintance at April 20, 2016 12:19 AM (5a8XA)

247 "yes that is what it was originally designed for, but then it was coopted by the Air Force and forced into the role of a dog fighter"


That was an AF thing. They built the F-105 first for the same role. It coulnd't dog-fight either because it was never designed for it. Just like the F-4.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2016 12:19 AM (Bgg2j)

248
Rose and Violet are now officially 1 year old. I remember when they were the size of sandbags. Now, they are all bulked up and still growing. As you can see, they really like camera wire:

https://twitter.com/GoatsLive

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 20, 2016 12:20 AM (iQIUe)

249 Gah!

Ze Pixelating, eet does nothing!

Posted by: garrett at April 20, 2016 12:21 AM (tR4f2)

250 "LockMart did get something that vaguely, distantly resembles what the spec calls for. After a lot of relaxation of standards and performance parameters.
"


That's what it comes down to. Fly farther. Carry more. Be more invisible. Do jobs for multiple services. In the works since the 90's.

I have a hard time with that.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2016 12:24 AM (Bgg2j)

251 Let this be a lesson to you all, boys and girls...

I "skipped class" yesterday, and missed the Return of Cake Girl!


So never, EVER, skip class!!!

Posted by: Optimizer at April 20, 2016 12:27 AM (/q6+P)

252 Bertram Cabot Jr. #129 Captain of buzzed ship said you don't get to kill people just because they annoy you.

Instead of killing 'em, can you just sorta test to see if they can land the thing with one wing blown off?

Posted by: mindful webworker - oops - missed at April 20, 2016 12:27 AM (5a8XA)

253 "LockMart did get something that vaguely, distantly resembles what the spec calls for. After a lot of relaxation of standards and performance parameters.
"


That's what it comes down to. Fly farther. Carry more. Be more invisible. Do jobs for multiple services. In the works since the 90's.

I have a hard time with that.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2016 12:24 AM (Bgg2j)

Sigh, I am afraid it all may not matter soon. With the way things are going we might have to get some old Mustangs out of mothballs to defend against white privilege

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 20, 2016 12:28 AM (Ozsfq)

254 >>I "skipped class" yesterday, and missed the Return of Cake Girl!


Cake is overrated had it been pie girl you might have had a point

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2016 12:29 AM (voOPb)

255 >>Cake is overrated had it been pie girl you might have had a point


I am sure Cake Girl's pie is moist and delicious.

Posted by: garrett at April 20, 2016 12:30 AM (tR4f2)

256 ...and hopefully, not flaky.

Posted by: Archer at April 20, 2016 12:30 AM (tR4f2)

257 "That's what it comes down to. Fly farther. Carry more. Be more
invisible. Do jobs for multiple services. In the works since the 90's. I have a hard time with that."

See also, apart from the "jobs for multiple services": A-12 Avenger.

If the F-35 did what it said on the tin, I'd be ecstatic. Sadly, no.

Now we're really in a pickle. Also, on the other link upthread about restarting the F-22 production line: dood, has anyone done the math on the number of component subcontractors for that jet who literally no longer exist?

Out of business? Chapter Eleven? Gone fishin'? Folded their tents? Joined the choir invisible? Pining for the fjords? Dead parrots?

Posted by: torquewrench at April 20, 2016 12:32 AM (noWW6)

258 >>>DC, you still doling out booze? I could do with a vodka martini, extra dry, up, with a twist.

I don't need prompting to pour out drinks for the ettes. Lessee, Tito's, dry vermouth, lemon twist. Stirred, not shaken, because Bond is a fucking ponce what don't know his liquor. Add two olives on a spear and pour.

Posted by: DC in River City at April 20, 2016 12:33 AM (e+1S5)

259 What IS she doing to that octopus? I don't think that you can show that kind of thing on a smart military blog, can you?

Posted by: goon at April 20, 2016 12:33 AM (WCaSy)

260 Slainte!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 20, 2016 12:34 AM (BYJ2T)

261 Posted by: Armando at April 19, 2016 11:41 PM (1cff1)

yes, that was it!
many thanks.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at April 20, 2016 12:35 AM (LWu6U)

262 255 >>Cake is overrated had it been pie girl you might have had a point


I am sure Cake Girl's pie is moist and delicious.
Posted by: garrett at April 20, 2016 12:30 AM (tR4f2)


Without an over abundance of yeast

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2016 12:36 AM (voOPb)

263 There is probably someone in the administration planning for restart of the F22 project, just nobody in a position of authority.

Nothing will be done about Carter/Clinton 2.0's draw-down (or spend-down) of military assets until/unless someone with a different philosophy takes charge.

We go through this periodically, with more or less dire circumstances.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 20, 2016 12:36 AM (wB8Tg)

264 Now we're really in a pickle. Also, on the other link upthread about restarting the F-22 production line: dood, has anyone done the math on the number of component subcontractors for that jet who literally no longer exist?

Out of business? Chapter Eleven? Gone fishin'? Folded their tents? Joined the choir invisible? Pining for the fjords? Dead parrots?
Posted by: torquewrench at April 20, 2016 12:32 AM (noWW6)

LMAO... Maybe we could contract out to Airbus?




Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 20, 2016 12:37 AM (Ozsfq)

265 That's right Hillary. He'd be enjoying his stay in the hospital while in a coma induced by having his head struck repeatedly.

Yeah. Much better outcome.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at April 20, 2016 12:38 AM (Xo1Rt)

266 And One, 'Zeit ohne Zeit'

https://youtu.be/Xad5QLKzfJ8

Sigh. Germans...

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 20, 2016 12:39 AM (6FqZa)

267 G'night you ruffians.

Have a great Wednesday.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 20, 2016 12:40 AM (hlMPp)

268 dood, has anyone done the math on the number of component subcontractors for that jet who literally no longer exist?
-------------------

Heh. I have a roll-around engine stand that I made using a jig discarded by Lockheed. I've often wondered what it was used for.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2016 12:40 AM (J3phO)

269 *waves a glass of bourbon in DC's general direction*

Posted by: Piercello at April 20, 2016 12:41 AM (RXfvh)

270 Paper industry is rolling along.,I'm sure we can defend our great country with paper airplanes

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2016 12:41 AM (voOPb)

271 LMAO... Maybe we could contract out to Airbus

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Yep. When precision construction on your strike fighter is Job One, hand it over to the Irish.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 20, 2016 12:43 AM (sl+zA)

272 By the way, once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away, there were engineering trade studies on a navalized F-22.

They looked a whole lot different than the USAF version. They had canards. Shock horror! Bye-bye manufacturing commonality and shared purchasing costs.

However, that was also 25 years ago. The state of the art in digitally mediated flight control is worlds apart today from what it was back then. It may be that the same basic airframe could be made to board the ship gracefully with 2016-plus control laws.

Plenty of hard to track incidental costs in making the jet robust versus the structually grueling cat and trap cycle on the carrier, plus dealing with salt water corrosion issues. But not out of the question.

This presupposes (per comment above) that the F-22 production line is even plausibly restartable.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 20, 2016 12:44 AM (noWW6)

273 Fox News
http://bit.ly/time-bandit

In the future, everyone will get food by manhandling restaurant managers and then stealing a handful of chicken and bacon.

So said an Oklahoma City man, 36-year-old Dante Rashad Anderson, who told police when he was arrested Friday for robbery that he comes from a time four years into the future...

Oklahoma City Police Sgt. Gary Knight:... "He was possibly under the influence of some sort of narcotic or intoxicant or suffering from some type of break with reality..."

No, d'ya think?

Posted by: mindful webworker - blog heap o'links? at April 20, 2016 12:48 AM (5a8XA)

274 Well, I guess I had batter get back to seeding repulsorlifts and phased particle beam projectors to defense contractors.

Inventing. I meant inventing.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 20, 2016 12:49 AM (wB8Tg)

275
Meatball interviewed on Aussie TV:

https://goo.gl/Iv2Qk9

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 20, 2016 12:52 AM (iQIUe)

276 But who knows. They might just sell 'em all for a nickel each at the estate sale.

or maybe bequeath them to a Community College with a Music Department ...

Posted by: Adriane the Pop Psychology Critic ... at April 20, 2016 12:53 AM (AoK0a)

277 Watching a Barney Miller episode from December 1975. The cops are whining because the federal government doesn't want to bail out NYC.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 20, 2016 12:55 AM (k4M/B)

278 Remember that famous headline: Ford to City: Drop Dead?

Well, that was one thing I could get behind Ford on.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 20, 2016 12:59 AM (DW+jj)

279 Adriane, hmm. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2016 01:00 AM (ntObR)

280 So, I officially retract that suggestion. If you see this comment, BTH and Emmie, I now agree with you guys that it was bad idea, and I fully retract the suggestion.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at April 19, 2016 11:15 PM (0OG8D)


Good thought, PW. Karaoke is fun to watch for a few minutes, and to point and laugh, but after a while it just gets painful.

Posted by: The Penguin at April 20, 2016 01:00 AM (UsLZp)

281 Well , mindful the officer can come out and say he's fucking nuttier than Aunt Edith's Xmas fruitcake

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2016 01:01 AM (voOPb)

282 so what did I miss?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 20, 2016 01:06 AM (vb33c)

283 Bbc radio had a guy on today. He is color blind. Said he is "Trans species". He has had an antenna surgically attached to his skull. It emits some kind of noise when someone sends him a color "message" so he "hears" color. Says he believes he has merged with the Internet. The U.K. Let him take his passport picture with the antenna

Posted by: ThunderB at April 19, 2016 11:50 PM (zOTsN)


Now there's a guy who desperately needs a pair of Jack-in-the-Box bobbleheads for his antennas.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 20, 2016 01:17 AM (UsLZp)

284
No one won MegaMillion tonight. So, Fri's jackpot is a mere $38,414,400 after federal taxes.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 20, 2016 01:19 AM (iQIUe)

285 Where I work, we've been forced to have all employees using temporary portable toilets. It didn't take long for the women to band together and demand that some of them be labeled "women only."

The reason: (and I predicted this!) men make bathrooms look like ape cages. Men are animals.

Posted by: RKae at April 20, 2016 01:21 AM (EwZ/b)

286 He has had an antenna surgically attached to his skull. It emits some
kind of noise when someone sends him a color "message" so he "hears"
color.


He'll have to run a Level 2 Diagnostic, and then reconfigure that thing to emit an inverse tachyon beam if he wants to get out of next week's pickle.

Posted by: Captain J.L. Picard at April 20, 2016 01:22 AM (dHVbM)

287 to have all employees using temporary portable toilets. It didn't take long for the women to band together and demand that some of them be labeled "women only."



Women don't hold no stinking championship on neat & orderly bathrooms

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2016 01:23 AM (voOPb)

288 Where I work, we've been forced to have all employees using temporary portable toilets. It didn't take long for the women to band together and demand that some of them be labeled "women only."

The reason: (and I predicted this!) men make bathrooms look like ape cages. Men are animals.
Posted by: RKae at April 20, 2016 01:21 AM (EwZ/b)



bs women will even tell you how disgusting women's bathrooms are - far worse than men. has to do with the hover method. my guess is the women were embarrassed by how the men were getting disgusted.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 20, 2016 01:24 AM (vb33c)

289 He has had an antenna surgically attached to his skull.

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I hope he remembers to remove it when he drives his convertible through the car wash!

Posted by: RKae at April 20, 2016 01:24 AM (EwZ/b)

290 night everyone

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 20, 2016 01:24 AM (vb33c)

291 "Remember that famous headline: Ford to City: Drop Dead? Well, that was one thing I could get behind Ford on."

Wide lapels. Wider ties. WIN buttons. Quaaludes. Original SNL. Disco. Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld in the White House -- in the 20th century.

Sherman, set the WABAC machine for 1975!

Posted by: torquewrench at April 20, 2016 01:25 AM (noWW6)

292 Nite morons
Be well

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2016 01:26 AM (voOPb)

293 I'm sick of these dirty joo/US hating scandis. I am now officially boycotting:

lutefish
30 day long films
rapey refugees

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 20, 2016 01:26 AM (iQIUe)

294
bs women will even tell you how disgusting women's bathrooms are - far worse than men. has to do with the hover method.

I guess that's better than the Hoover method.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 20, 2016 01:28 AM (k4M/B)

295 Posted by: yankeefifth

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Women SAY that women's bathrooms are messy, because they haven't been in the men's room.

I used to clean public restrooms during my restaurant days. Women don't piss all over the floor. They don't go ape-shit insane and beat the holy hell out of stall doors. They don't save up a week's worth of crap and then shit it all over the seat like they were hanging ten feet over the toilet, pile a bunch of paper on it... and then just leave it there.

I used to have to clean feces out of the urinals.

Men are apes.

Posted by: RKae at April 20, 2016 01:29 AM (EwZ/b)

296 "The reason: (and I predicted this!) men make bathrooms look like ape cages."

Racking my brains here. Was it Rita Rudner who said that bachelor men live like "bears, with furniture"?

Posted by: torquewrench at April 20, 2016 01:30 AM (noWW6)

297 Was it Rita Rudner who said that bachelor men live like "bears, with furniture"?

Less dangerous to Leo DiCaprio, though!

Posted by: more dangerous to pic-a-nic baskets at April 20, 2016 01:37 AM (dHVbM)

298 Slow night here tonight. And I am tired, anyway, so off to bed for me.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 20, 2016 01:38 AM (UsLZp)

299 #296

Depends how they were raised. I had older sisters, so there was some real enforcement of proper bathroom treatment. OTOH, a friend of mine, who'd anyone who'd never been to his home or shared a hotel room with him, would be assumed to be a Felix. But he is in fact an Oscar. Grew up with just brothers and to this day has never picked up on the idea of making sure nothing was left behind on the seat. It's a serious caveat to whenever we've worked together out of town.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 20, 2016 01:42 AM (IdCqF)

300 The lying skank and e-mail fraudster running for President shouldn't even be a candidate in the first place. Channeling my inner Hillary here.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at April 20, 2016 01:45 AM (Sda6L)

301 So, is Ace passed out in some dive bar?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 20, 2016 01:45 AM (iQIUe)

302 I remember some bit Rita Rudner did that had me rolling in the floor. It was about her mother wanting her to have children and all that. She said she asked her husband if he'd be in the room with her when she gave birth. He said yeah...if it was a really big room....with a bar at the other end.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 20, 2016 01:45 AM (DW+jj)

303 "Slow night here tonight."

For the daywalkers, the Slow News Day Gorn has become a tradition.

Whaddaya do for a slow ONT?

A loris?

Posted by: torquewrench at April 20, 2016 01:48 AM (noWW6)

304 In that same routine Rudner's grandmother asked when she would a great grandmother. Rita told her, "When you do something extraordinary."

Posted by: Epobirs at April 20, 2016 01:50 AM (IdCqF)

305 My friend, who follows such things, says that vinyl sales are beginning to surpass CD sales in stores. Interesting.

I've got about 100 old vinyl records from the 70s mostly; I've checked prices on ebay a few times and didn't see any #s for the ones I have that screamed to me 'sell sell sell'. I could get a couple of grand for them, which ain't too shabby I guess.

On the road today. Mom's sister died after a long illness so we are in El Dorado AR; this former city of 35k is dying. Moose out front sez the current population is 19k and everything just looks old and grimy.

The place would make an excellent stage setting for a zombie apocalypse flick though.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 20, 2016 01:50 AM (D2tDz)

306 Whaddaya do for a slow ONT?

A loris?


Sloth. Definitely sloth.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 20, 2016 01:52 AM (YJmuy)

307 I like her (and usually listen to her show), but still liked listening to the Laura Ingraham meltdown (including an F-Bomb) on-air. It goes on a LONG time.

Posted by: Baldy at April 20, 2016 01:55 AM (1SCTq)

308 Whaddaya do for a slow ONT?

A loris?


Has to be alien.

Maybe the Sarlacc. It digests comments over a span of thousands of years.

Posted by: David Attenborough at April 20, 2016 01:58 AM (dHVbM)

309 >>I've got about 100 old vinyl records from the 70s mostly; I've checked prices on ebay a few times and didn't see any #s for the ones I have that screamed to me 'sell sell sell'.


Dicogs dot com is the place to chase down the real value of what you have. But, condition is everything.

I buy / collect / sell / buy Vinyl. It's kind of an obsession.

Posted by: garrett at April 20, 2016 01:58 AM (tR4f2)

310 ...and 90% of my collection gets played.

Posted by: garrett at April 20, 2016 01:59 AM (tR4f2)

311
And here is the Pulitzer Prize photo of 2016:

https://goo.gl/FwyC1E

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 20, 2016 02:04 AM (iQIUe)

312 Slow night? Bourbon.
Plus, Kojak is on one of the antenna channels.
Rockford Files just ended, and Columbo is up next.

Posted by: Chi at April 20, 2016 02:04 AM (Te2JU)

313 305 My friend, who follows such things, says that vinyl sales are beginning to surpass CD sales in stores. Interesting.

I've got about 100 old vinyl records from the 70s mostly; I've checked prices on ebay a few times and didn't see any #s for the ones I have that screamed to me 'sell sell sell'. I could get a couple of grand for them, which ain't too shabby I guess.

On the road today. Mom's sister died after a long illness so we are in El Dorado AR; this former city of 35k is dying. Moose out front sez the current population is 19k and everything just looks old and grimy.

The place would make an excellent stage setting for a zombie apocalypse flick though.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 20, 2016 01:50 AM (D2tDz)



Evidently, it nearly has -- from Wikipedia: "The cult classic horror movie, "Psycho from Texas" (Originally released as "Wheeler") was filmed in and around El Dorado in the early seventies. Interior and exterior shots of notable El Dorado locations, including the Court House, Hills Recreation Pool Parlor, Crab Apple Point, Ebbys Cafe, The Townhouse Restaurant, and many older El Dorado homes. A hired Texas outlaw comes to El Dorado to kidnap a retired oil man, his psychopathic ways are unleashed on the sleepy town folk of El Dorado."

Posted by: cthulhu at April 20, 2016 02:05 AM (EzgxV)

314 Goodnight all, fun chat tonight. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 20, 2016 02:06 AM (ntObR)

315 312 Slow night? Bourbon.
Plus, Kojak is on one of the antenna channels.
Rockford Files just ended, and Columbo is up next.

Posted by: Chi at April 20, 2016 02:04 AM (Te2JU)



Howdy, howdy -- pickin' up pieces from tax scramble earlier this month. How've you been?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 20, 2016 02:07 AM (EzgxV)

316 Well, I'm a bit confused right now - Higgins is the bad guy on Kojak right now.
That's hard to compute...

Posted by: Chi at April 20, 2016 02:12 AM (Te2JU)

317 309 >> Dicogs dot com is the place to chase down the real value of what you have. But, condition is everything.

Thanks for the tip, garrett. Except for the earliest few, they were always cleaned with a Discwasher before play, but I never bagged them like you'd do if you were just into collecting them.

Snap crackle and pop is okay in a cereal bowl, but sucks for music.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 20, 2016 02:12 AM (D2tDz)

318 Vinyl.
I'll admit to having over 500 albums. Probably more.
Most from the 70's. There are prabably a few that I haven't listened to yet, but Ive spent many hours cleaning & listening to those things.
Yeah, I'm a hipster. So what?!?!

Posted by: Chi at April 20, 2016 02:16 AM (Te2JU)

319 313 Evidently, it nearly has -- from Wikipedia: "The cult classic horror
movie, "Psycho from Texas" (Originally released as "Wheeler") was filmed
in and around El Dorado in the early seventies...


Posted by: cthulhu

Yeah, I've been here several times over the decades, and in the 70s this place was rockin' compared to now. Lots of abandoned buildings.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 20, 2016 02:18 AM (D2tDz)

320 320 313 Evidently, it nearly has -- from Wikipedia: "The cult classic horror
movie, "Psycho from Texas" (Originally released as "Wheeler") was filmed
in and around El Dorado in the early seventies...

Posted by: cthulhu

Yeah, I've been here several times over the decades, and in the 70s this place was rockin' compared to now. Lots of abandoned buildings.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 20, 2016 02:18 AM (D2tDz)




Having lived the majority of my life in Silicon Valley, I just don't get this. You've got cheap space, power, and internet. Why don't you airdrop-in something that currently is in Palo Alto that doesn't need to be? And, BTW, I don't mean within city limits -- too many cities have baked-in pension costs that exceed current payroll and need to file bankruptcy.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 20, 2016 02:24 AM (EzgxV)

321 To put things in perspective, you can take a warehouse in Silicon Valley and make it into a cube farm overnight on the cheap -- in fact, the fiancee had to manage her department's installation into a previous newspaper warehouse a few years back. The problem is the warehouse space (and any other square footage) is so damned pricey.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 20, 2016 02:28 AM (EzgxV)

322 Tell me something, if anyone is still here to know. Is there a good place to get replacement needles for an old (well, 80s era) phonograph? I've still got my old stereo rig from way back then when I cared about shit like that, and would like to get the record player going again, just for fun.

Speaking of that, what is with these little dinky speakers, now, anyway. Back in my day, a good set of speakers were honkin' huge. Big bass cones and resonant cabinets and all that.

Now it seems to be just some microscopic thing and they have "subwoofers" that are smaller than a woofer by a long shot in my day.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 20, 2016 02:31 AM (DW+jj)

323 Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 20, 2016 02:34 AM (IdCqF)

324 322 Tell me something, if anyone is still here to know. Is there a good place to get replacement needles for an old (well, 80s era) phonograph? I've still got my old stereo rig from way back then when I cared about shit like that, and would like to get the record player going again, just for fun.

Speaking of that, what is with these little dinky speakers, now, anyway. Back in my day, a good set of speakers were honkin' huge. Big bass cones and resonant cabinets and all that.

Now it seems to be just some microscopic thing and they have "subwoofers" that are smaller than a woofer by a long shot in my day.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 20, 2016 02:31 AM (DW+jj)



If I had to throw a random guess, I'd look at that New York place that does cameras and electronics. 38th Street or something. The fiancee buys camera lenses there.



You can get serious deals on vintage speakers.....and they do seem more pleasant to my ears. But they may be on the verge of replacing the material around the cone. I'm partial to Infinity RSb's

Posted by: cthulhu at April 20, 2016 02:36 AM (EzgxV)

325

Hahahahahahahahhahahhahaha


Shaun King, fake black man (aka white man who posed as a black man) has been FIRED from his job at the Daily News for plagiarism. Who could have seen that coming. Him being a liar. Anyway, story at the NYPost

Posted by: ThunderB at April 20, 2016 02:37 AM (zOTsN)

326 You can get phono needles on Amazon.
More difficult are vacuum tubes.

Posted by: navybrat at April 20, 2016 02:38 AM (8QGte)

327 Hello, again, Late Night Morons.

Home late. Rain here has been gentle, not flooding as anticipated. Wet enough that the dog smells like a wet dog, though.

In my day, vinyl went from almost 78rpm-stiff to almost magazine-insert "floppy" thickness thinness. The later type seemed to degrade more quickly.

I haven't even looked at my vinyl collection in years. Most should be in good shape. I did the whole handle-by-the-edges, wipe-clean, lightweight tonearm, play-once-and-tape thing.

However...

In High School, a cousin asked to borrow some LPs for a party. When I went to retrieve them, I realized we had different philosophies about records. I think hers derived from 1950s 45RPMs. She'd stacked my LPs on the changer-spindle! There were finger smudges on the discs!! Some were still lying around, out of the sleeves, on the floor!!! A Doors album I think, and I know my then-brand-new Beatles -- Abbey Road, IIRC.

Did not ask her to buy replacements. But never lent out an LP to heathens again!

Posted by: mindful webworker - going... at April 20, 2016 02:39 AM (NstOx)

328 325

Hahahahahahahahhahahhahaha


Shaun King, fake black man (aka white man who posed as a black man) has been FIRED from his job at the Daily News for plagiarism. Who could have seen that coming. Him being a liar. Anyway, story at the NYPost

Posted by: ThunderB at April 20, 2016 02:37 AM (zOTsN)



This is merely a circumstance. When the rectification of names happens, it will be decided whether he is really white or black -- and those who maintain otherwise will end up in the camps.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 20, 2016 02:43 AM (EzgxV)

329 Yeah, back when I cared about that stuff, a "subwoofer" was something else indeed. A really huge cabinet of a thing the purpose of which was to get the really low frequencies. I mean the stuff you feel more than hear.

That was sort of an exotic item. Calling these I see now "subwoofers", well it's a joke. I mean the woofers in my speakers were 14", the a midrange and a tweeter.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 20, 2016 02:43 AM (DW+jj)

330 Boo


I didn't read the story well. King blamed his editor for the plagerism and they fired the editor


Boo

Posted by: ThunderB at April 20, 2016 02:44 AM (zOTsN)

331 327 Hello, again, Late Night Morons.

Home late. Rain here has been gentle, not flooding as anticipated. Wet enough that the dog smells like a wet dog, though.

In my day, vinyl went from almost 78rpm-stiff to almost magazine-insert "floppy" thickness thinness. The later type seemed to degrade more quickly.

I haven't even looked at my vinyl collection in years. Most should be in good shape. I did the whole handle-by-the-edges, wipe-clean, lightweight tonearm, play-once-and-tape thing.

However...

In High School, a cousin asked to borrow some LPs for a party. When I went to retrieve them, I realized we had different philosophies about records. I think hers derived from 1950s 45RPMs. She'd stacked my LPs on the changer-spindle! There were finger smudges on the discs!! Some were still lying around, out of the sleeves, on the floor!!! A Doors album I think, and I know my then-brand-new Beatles -- Abbey Road, IIRC.

Did not ask her to buy replacements. But never lent out an LP to heathens again!

Posted by: mindful webworker - going... at April 20, 2016 02:39 AM (NstOx)



Had a lot of classic albums before I went away to college and converted to the Church of Discwasher. Newer acquisitions fared much better -- but, yeah: record changers, leave on spindle until dusty, handle like dinner plates....

Posted by: cthulhu at April 20, 2016 02:46 AM (EzgxV)

332 I have a turntable-to-CD setup for digitizing tunes. Just sayin'

Posted by: Miley's Tongue dba Ylva of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy at April 20, 2016 02:47 AM (bIGOo)

333 Gnubreed, coincidence I'm sure. My mother died after long illness. Her sister lives in el dorado

Posted by: Euro at April 20, 2016 02:49 AM (180CZ)

334 Your "eau de irony" news for the night:

A rapper on Chicago's South Side was shot and killed early Tuesday morning while rapping about guns for a music video in a local park.

AWR Hawkins, Breitbart
http://bit.ly/1Sa1HqH

Posted by: mindful webworker - going... at April 20, 2016 02:51 AM (NstOx)

335 Why would I want to digitize good analog source material?

Seriously, I've done that, quite a few years ago. I want to go old school, retro. Analog. The way it was done in my day. The way it ought to be done.

Fuck this sampling waveforms into bits then recreating that discrete shit. Nature is quantitized, but at a much, much more micro, nano, femto, level that this.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 20, 2016 02:52 AM (DW+jj)

336 Compliance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_Ke9whr6oY -- a dog is trained to stay in a box while traveling by car. What does the dog think complies with this as the box shrinks?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 20, 2016 02:54 AM (EzgxV)

337 And what's more, I remember back in the 70s and 80s, one of my uncles, lived out Alameda and was a recording engineer in his younger days, used to swear vacuum tubes sounded much better than this newfangled transistor shit.

And he showed graphs of high order behavior and frequency response and all that crap to "prove it".

And now, yeah, he was probably right....

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 20, 2016 02:55 AM (DW+jj)

338

Daily Beast accused Shaun King of plagerism. And he tweeted that it was Chelsea Clinton's fault


Oh I hope this continues

Posted by: ThunderB at April 20, 2016 02:59 AM (zOTsN)

339 Not that long ago the only source for vacuum tubes was in the former Soviet Union.
The company was called SovTek.

Posted by: navybrat at April 20, 2016 03:00 AM (8QGte)

340 For many years, I had an Akai(?) reel-to-reel with auto-reverse. Put on a reel of recorded music and it would play both sides of the tape. I wonder what I ever did with that wonderful machine? Sold it in the Stressful Days, I suppose. I still have some of the tapes...

Let me tell you about my quadrophonic setup... some other day. Time to retire now. Been fun.



Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.

Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

Posted by: mindful webworker - gone! at April 20, 2016 03:01 AM (NstOx)

341 Sean King didnt get fired -- his editor at the NYDN got fired.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 20, 2016 03:02 AM (iQIUe)

342 Amplifier technology has been fairly static for the last 30 years or so.
In that same time, speaker technology (and microphone technology) has made great strides. You can buy much more efficient speakers that sound better, weigh less and cost less than those of 30 years ago.

Posted by: navybrat at April 20, 2016 03:03 AM (8QGte)

343 And he showed graphs of high order behavior and frequency response and all that crap to "prove it".

And now, yeah, he was probably right....

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 20, 2016 02:55 AM (DW+jj)


But 98% of people can't tell the difference, which is what the tweeks never seemed to understand or care about. Normal CD quality music is better than necessary for most people. And the fact is that it doesn't matter what your music is coming from or what your amp is - most of the quality of music being played depends on your speakers.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 20, 2016 03:05 AM (zc3Db)

344 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 20, 2016 02:55 AM (DW+jj)


I'm at the nod/wink blind horse stage myself.



Can you define: newfangled transistor shit ?


Are you talking about discrete components or circuitry/application ?

Posted by: dDan at April 20, 2016 03:07 AM (hwYmz)

345 Posted by: dDan at April 20, 2016 03:07 AM (hwYmz)

publius is on an anti-digital rant. He thinks that woods should be wood - which is fine with me, since the metal woods are just to help people who can't drive think they can.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 20, 2016 03:09 AM (zc3Db)

346 Bruce with wang

I corrected my self at 330.

Posted by: ThunderB at April 20, 2016 03:11 AM (zOTsN)

347 333 >> Gnubreed, coincidence I'm sure. My mother died after long illness. Her sister lives in el dorado

Posted by: Euro

Yeah, not the same. The sister that died lived near El Dorado; she has two surviving sisters counting my mom; we drove up from south MS and her other sister was too ill to make the trip from wherever she lives, but it's not El Dorado.

Sorry for your loss.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 20, 2016 03:16 AM (D2tDz)

348 Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 20, 2016 03:09 AM (zc3Db)


Appreciate response.

Understood that part.

I admire the ambition and think it'll make a good project.

Posted by: dDan at April 20, 2016 03:18 AM (hwYmz)

349 G'evening Horde!

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster Bravely supporting kittens at April 20, 2016 03:20 AM (1D4Ef)

350 I'm just having fun getting in the "get off my lawn" character with this. Don't pay me any attention. By "new fangled transistor" stuff, that uncle of mine was talking about the "new" transistors vs old vacuum tubes amplifiers and that sort of thing with audio.

And yes, I'm pretty sure these audiophiles are hearing things that exist only in their minds. The human ear, well most human ears, aren't capable of hearing such minute little differences, if the speakers even pass it and all that.

I remember something that struck me as ridiculous. It was about speaker wiring. They wanted deoxygenated copper for the wires. Oxygen acts as "scavenger", and regular copper is going to have some it.

But if you get down to the nitty-gritty, and look at the fine details of some behavior, "pure copper" without that oxygen in it has some "better" electrical properties.

And some nuts claimed they could tell the difference.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 20, 2016 03:29 AM (DW+jj)

351 G'evening Horde!

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster Bravely supporting kittens at April 20, 2016 03:20 AM (1D4Ef)


How goes it?

Posted by: The Knitted Hat at April 20, 2016 03:31 AM (vBeA5)

352 Gnubreed, thanks. She died almost a year ago. I was just struck by the similarity and location, as I'm stationed overseas

Posted by: Euro at April 20, 2016 03:31 AM (180CZ)

353 Night all.

Here is "Been Down So Long" by The Doors:

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

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 20, 2016 03:36 AM (vBeA5)

354 How goes it?
Posted by: The Knitted Hat at April 20, 2016 03:31 AM (vBeA5)


Late night volunteer work. Typed up minutes for a meeting from last Thursday.

Next up. Prep Friday night speech.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster Bravely supporting kittens at April 20, 2016 03:37 AM (1D4Ef)

355 Also finished skimming the NY thread. Glad to see some just banninations. Thank you Maet for keeping us inline.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster Bravely supporting kittens at April 20, 2016 03:37 AM (1D4Ef)

356 About the audio purists, I have nothing to say. Too much shooting has sort of reduced my audio acuity.

But I do photography, and can say that film beats digital imaging cold.

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at April 20, 2016 03:39 AM (A305J)

357 Late night volunteer work. Typed up minutes for a meeting from last Thursday.

Next up. Prep Friday night speech.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster Bravely supporting kittens at April 20, 2016 03:37 AM (1D4Ef)


What's the speech for?

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 20, 2016 03:40 AM (vBeA5)

358 "Rain here has been gentle, not flooding as anticipated. Wet enough that the dog smells like a wet dog, though."

Dog A: refused to go outside when even the most occasional gentle and mild raindrop might possibly land upon her coat.

Dog B: barked wildly at the door to go outside while a potentially lethal heavy storm-driven inundation rushed by only twenty feet from the doorstep.

Not doing too well with this dog-whisperer business. Nor with the cat-whisperer, horse-whisperer, et al. Also: humans are incomprehensible. When will the saucer return to whisk me back from exile?

Posted by: torquewrench at April 20, 2016 03:41 AM (noWW6)

359 I was always very disappointed that audio specs like DVD-A and SACD never caught on. The difference on relatively cheap gear is quite noticeable for me, a lifelong audio anti-snob. At the time the iPod was becoming the dominant factor in formats and storage capacity was at a premium. It got even worse with phones using flash instead of the micro hard drives in the early iPods. Those can do close to 500 GB now, which would allow for tons of excellent quality content but most new stuff is designed to be played on awful equipment and sounds like it. Yet the kids turn out for it and that is all that really matters.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 20, 2016 03:46 AM (IdCqF)

360 Have to go look for the Democrat voters numbers, not that it matters, but hoping Bernie kept it close.
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2016 03:48 AM (Dpy/y)

361 What's the speech for?
Posted by: The Political Hat at April 20, 2016 03:40 AM (vBeA5)


Church youth group. Talking about faith. Gonna focus on my high school -> college -> young adult experience, hope it'll give them an idea of what to expect.

Bearing in mind my school years didn't have half the PC nonsense theirs has and will have.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster Bravely supporting kittens at April 20, 2016 03:52 AM (1D4Ef)

362 I remember reading something many years ago about the whole tube vs
transistor "thing". It said, IIRC, that if there were any detectable
differences, it was really about how they distorted.

IOW,
older vacuum tube stuff, when it was driven to the edge of its envelope
or whatever in some range would distort differently than the newer
transistor equipment. And this was for the "common" equipment, not some
exotic high dollar stuff that only a fool would spend money on.


So he was arguing that the purists were just preferring one type of
distortion behavior over another, and the newer stuff may distort
actually less in a objective sense in the same range at the same levels
they were used to and all that. And that was the difference.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 20, 2016 03:56 AM (DW+jj)

363 Bernie 41.89% Hillary 58.11%
Bernie won 5 districts Hillary 21
Time to make the coffee

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2016 03:58 AM (Dpy/y)

364 356 ... Have to agree about the photography. Most of my photos these days are snap shot types to serve as models for sketching and painting. (I'm no artist but love the process and it's only for my own amusement.) Digital color stuff has come a long way.

But black and white is another matter. I've never seen digital to match the results of a good, silver-content film used in a decent medium or, better yet, a large format camera. My Minoltacord TLR and old 4x5 press camera are capable of superb B and W images. Heck, my old mechanical Pentax SLR gear can do a fine job.

Damn! Now I'm thinking about getting the dark room going again. And I have too many hobbies as it is.

Posted by: JTB at April 20, 2016 04:08 AM (V+03K)

365 Why NY doesn't matter to Republicans in the long run
Democrat votes - 1,796,843
Republican votes - 853,422

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2016 04:41 AM (Dpy/y)

366 I'm still hoping The Bern can get just barely more actual delegates than Hillary, so the election being stolen by superdelegates is impossible to ignore. Wouldn't it be awesome to see the Democrats implode the way the Republicans have?

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 20, 2016 05:03 AM (J+mig)

367 365 Why NY doesn't matter to Republicans in the long run

Democrat votes - 1,796,843

Republican votes - 853,422


Yikes. But but but NY is in play if Trump is our nominee, as I was reliably informed by a Trump fan yesterday.

Suuuuure it is.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 20, 2016 05:09 AM (D2tDz)

368 Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 20, 2016 05:03 AM (J+mig)

They will line up like good little fascists and accept the decision of their betters.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 20, 2016 05:11 AM (Zu3d9)

369 Frequent lurker. My first post.

Speaker technology today is excellent and much better than the past if you know what you're doing. Older speakers with huge bass drivers required wide boxes. The wider the front baffle, the narrower the sound dispersion of the speaker. The narrower the baffle, the wider the dispersion and the better the ability of the speakers working together to reproduce the soundstage. That's a simple way of describing it.

A quality, powered subwoofer 12" or larger is great because it relieves the main amp/receiver the job of having to power the lower frequencies which require a lot of energy to reproduce. The main amp is then free to more efficiently power the mids and highs. Also, below about 100Hz frequencies combine or negate each other to create peaks and nulls, like ripples in water. These areas will sound boomy or thin, respectively, and are dependent upon room dimensions. A subwoofer allows for a placement separate from the front speakers that can help optimize the bass for the main listening position(s). By using multiple subwoofers you can even out the frequency response of the bass throughout the room, mostly. This is especially useful for home theatre applications.

Hope this makes sense. It's allergy season here and I'm on Benydrool.

Posted by: Love Hertz at April 20, 2016 05:15 AM (no0Da)

370 But I do photography, and can say that film beats digital imaging cold.

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at April 20, 2016 03:39 AM (A305J)


The major difference, though, is that film was super expensive and time consuming while digital photos are now free and instantaneous. Add to that the fact that you can have a cheap 1/60,000th of a second electronic shutter versus an expensive 1/4000th physical shutter and you can shoot a thousands of digital frames a second ... for as long as you want for, once again, no cost - something that was impossible for all but the very well funded, highly specialized professionals.

It's really a whole new world of photography.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 20, 2016 05:15 AM (zc3Db)

371 'Morning, Horde. Thanks for the pertinent poop, Maet. Got my blood pressure spooling up nicely.

Posted by: creeper at April 20, 2016 05:17 AM (sZAiE)

372 Posted by: Love Hertz at April 20, 2016 05:15 AM (no0Da)


Nice name. I think you'll fit in fine here.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 20, 2016 05:19 AM (J+mig)

373 Posted by: Love Hertz at April 20, 2016 05:15 AM (no0Da)

Hay, Hertz. Glad you stopped lurking.

Idunno squat about speakers except that my son bought me a new set for the computer with some kind of woofer thing. Office sounds like Carnegie Hall now.

Posted by: creeper at April 20, 2016 05:19 AM (sZAiE)

374 Posted by: Love Hertz at April 20, 2016 05:15 AM (no0Da)

Makes sense. Thanks.

I have a separate powered sub, and a few weeks ago I screwed up a setting and switched to one that did not send a signal to the sub.

I knew something was wrong immediately, but it took me a few minutes to figure out that the lows were crappy.

I never noticed them until they they weren't there!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 20, 2016 05:21 AM (Zu3d9)

375 Posted by: creeper at April 20, 2016 05:19 AM (sZAiE)



Probably Altec-Lansing. They make some damn fine speakers, I've been using a set I got in the early 00s ever since. Simply haven't ever needed an upgrade.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 20, 2016 05:21 AM (J+mig)

376 Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 20, 2016 05:21 AM (J+mig)

Box they cam in says "blackweb GUNNER PC speaker". The woofer thingy is a separate unit. Lotta pieces but great sound.

Posted by: creeper at April 20, 2016 05:24 AM (sZAiE)

377 Captain of buzzed ship said you don't get to kill people just because they annoy you.

What if it's your birthday ?

Posted by: JT at April 20, 2016 05:26 AM (7e7aZ)

378 Thanks for the fine welcome.

I've been an audiophool on and off since about 1979 or so. As my wife says, "it never ends...."

.

Posted by: Love Hertz at April 20, 2016 05:27 AM (no0Da)

379 "it never ends"

And it shows.

You're gonna fit in here just fine, Hertz.

Posted by: creeper at April 20, 2016 05:29 AM (sZAiE)

380 He has had an antenna surgically attached to his skull. It emits some kind of noise when someone sends him a color "message" so he "hears" color.

And when he gets on an airplane, the other passengers run screaming into the night.

After they shit their pants.

Posted by: JT at April 20, 2016 05:29 AM (7e7aZ)

381 Hey, my hash says nooD!

Pants are comin' off...

Posted by: Love Hertz at April 20, 2016 05:31 AM (no0Da)

382 Posted by: JT at April 20, 2016 05:29 AM (7e7aZ)

Where on earth did that come from? {scrolls frantically through comments to see what she missed}

Posted by: creeper at April 20, 2016 05:31 AM (sZAiE)

383 >> After they shit their pants.

Lotta that going on these days

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 20, 2016 05:34 AM (D2tDz)

384 Good morning ONT morons. Just finished the EMT news links. As for audio stuff I have been heavy into audio equipment since the 60s. I have heard the "tube vs transistor" argument for decades. I have had tube powered amps as well as transistor amps both over my many years as an audiophile. Given equal specs and power ratings there is no audible difference between them.


The only possible reason for buying one of these hugely expensive tube amps is that they will take over-driving more than transistors before they fail. But in both case driving any amp into overload and distortion is likely to blow out your speaker system, especially the tweeters.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 05:42 AM (vvmPQ)

385 BTW I am currently using 15" Infinity Studio Monitor speakers. I had to order a new pair of the 15 inch drivers a couple of years ago because the cone suspension rotted out on them. The replacement divers (which I ordered from MCM) actually sound better than the originals.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 05:46 AM (vvmPQ)

386 Where on earth did that come from? {scrolls frantically through comments to see what she missed}

184

Posted by: JT at April 20, 2016 05:51 AM (7e7aZ)

387 Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 05:46 AM (vvmPQ)

Interesting.

Do you know the model number of the Infinities?

Just curious.

Posted by: Love Hertz at April 20, 2016 05:56 AM (no0Da)

388 Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 05:46 AM (vvmPQ)

With the incredible advances in materials, it seems like speakers should be getting better and better.

I just upgraded a center channel speaker, and the difference is amazing.

Now of course I will have to upgrade the mains...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 20, 2016 05:57 AM (Zu3d9)

389 387 Do you know the model number of the Infinities?



Just curious.

Posted by: Love Hertz at April 20, 2016 05:56 AM (no0Da)

Infinity Studio Monitor 150. BTW, I used to have a pair of speakers built from a baffle kit and having 15" Altec Lansing woofers. But those have been long gone now.

You can not get the 150's anymore BTW.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 06:02 AM (vvmPQ)

390 388 With the incredible advances in materials, it seems like speakers should be getting better and better.



I just upgraded a center channel speaker, and the difference is amazing.



Now of course I will have to upgrade the mains...





Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 20, 2016 05:57 AM (Zu3d9)

The problem is that the advanced upgrades are warring with the desire to keep things cheap for competition and sales. It used to be unheard of for cone suspensions to rot out but now it is common.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 06:04 AM (vvmPQ)

391 The old 70s model McIntosh tube amps are truly a thing of beauty.

They sounded pretty damn good too.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 20, 2016 06:09 AM (D2tDz)

392 Also, other than bass which is a matter of taste, most people can not actually hear the difference between a pair of expensive high end speakers and a quality cheaper set.


I once listened to a pair of $20,000 high end speakers at an audiophile place in Atlanta and I could not hear $20,000 sound.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 06:10 AM (vvmPQ)

393 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 20, 2016 06:11 AM (ptqRm)

394 Ace give us Cake Girl; Maet gives us Lena.

Maet clearly hates us.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 20, 2016 06:11 AM (D2tDz)

395 391
The old 70s model McIntosh tube amps are truly a thing of beauty.

They sounded pretty damn good too.


Posted by: GnuBreed at April 20, 2016 06:09 AM (D2tDz)

My uncle had one of those. When he died I wonder who got it.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 06:11 AM (vvmPQ)

396 One of you Morons recommended f.lux as an add on to control the visible spectrum on your computer monitor.

Installed it, and tried it last night.
Too early to tell, but I think that I like it.

so.....thanks.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 20, 2016 06:12 AM (ptqRm)

397 The old 70s model McIntosh tube amps are truly a thing of beauty.

They sounded pretty damn good too.




Posted by: GnuBreed at April 20, 2016 06:09 AM (D2tDz)

Clinging to my 1979 Pioneer tube amp. It was getting a little fuzzy but I found someone who could work on it. Sounds great again. I'm electronically challenged but I know what every dial on it does. It's in a pretty wooden case. Why switch?

Posted by: creeper at April 20, 2016 06:16 AM (sZAiE)

398 A little-known fact:

Cake girl and Ryan are octogenarians. That's a really, really old picture. Those lovely tits are now hanging down around her waist.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at April 20, 2016 06:17 AM (1ijHg)

399 "That's a really, really old picture. Those lovely tits are now hanging down around her waist."


NOOOOOOOoooo!!!!!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 20, 2016 06:18 AM (ptqRm)

400 Room dimensions, flooring, carpet, furniture, window coverings, etc. have a huge effect on the sound of your audio system. If there's a major problem (e.g. lots of flat hard surfaces) buying expensive speakers likely won't help. You gotta fix the room first.

Posted by: Love Hertz at April 20, 2016 06:18 AM (no0Da)

401 Posted by: Love Hertz at April 20, 2016 06:18 AM (no0Da)

So plaster walls and hardwood floors are a no-no?

Posted by: creeper at April 20, 2016 06:20 AM (sZAiE)

402 397 Clinging to my 1979 Pioneer tube amp. It was getting
a little fuzzy but I found someone who could work on it. Sounds great
again. I'm electronically challenged but I know what every dial on it
does. It's in a pretty wooden case. Why switch?


Posted by: creeper at April 20, 2016 06:16 AM (sZAiE)

That is one of the problems with tube amps. Tubes do deteriorate over time and fail like incandescent light bulbs. That "fuzzy" sound was most likely due to a failing output tube.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 06:23 AM (vvmPQ)

403 398
A little-known fact:

Cake girl and Ryan are octogenarians.
That's a really, really old picture. Those lovely tits are now hanging
down around her waist.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at April 20, 2016 06:17 AM (1ijHg)


Damn Jimbo, you have spoiled it for us. I can never look at that pic again the same.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 06:24 AM (vvmPQ)

404 400
Room dimensions, flooring, carpet, furniture, window coverings, etc.
have a huge effect on the sound of your audio system. If there's a major
problem (e.g. lots of flat hard surfaces) buying expensive speakers
likely won't help. You gotta fix the room first.

Posted by: Love Hertz at April 20, 2016 06:18 AM (no0Da)

Yes, that is so and could have been one of the reasons those $20,000 speakers in Atlanta did not impress me. It is hard to determine what a pair of speakers will sound like in your home when you listen to them in a store.
The major room problems that you see are hardwood floors and bare walls with few pieces of "soft" furniture. That can be cured.


When I bought those Infinity speakers though, the store had them located in a special listening room which allowed you to make a better judgement. Unfortunately that store is no longer in buisness.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 06:28 AM (vvmPQ)

405 You can get area rugs for the floors, and try hanging framed art at the first reflection points on the side walls. Or bookcases full of books if you have them. An area rug is usually good right in front of the mains.

Some folks buy fancy audio panels that help kill reflections. They work, but I always try to do it with things I already own. Hard surfaces create reflections that bounce around and muddy the sound.

Posted by: Love Hertz at April 20, 2016 06:30 AM (no0Da)

406 When I bought those Infinity speakers though, the store had them located in a special listening room which allowed you to make a better judgement.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 06:28 AM (vvmPQ)


So, basically, you have to move into the store to get your speakers to really work.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 20, 2016 06:35 AM (zc3Db)

407 Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 06:28 AM (vvmPQ)

There are some really nice internet-only speaker manufacturers that will let you try their stuff out for 30 days so you can hear how they sound in your room. Some even pay for return ship if you decide they're not right for you.

Posted by: Love Hertz at April 20, 2016 06:36 AM (no0Da)

408 Thanks, Hertz. Got lots of the above...throw rugs, furniture, bookcases. The sound is good enough fer who it's fer.

Posted by: creeper at April 20, 2016 06:37 AM (sZAiE)

409 406 So, basically, you have to move into the store to get your speakers to really work.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 20, 2016 06:35 AM (zc3Db)

Unfortunately it is the opposite of that. You really will not know how a set pf speakers will sound in your home until you take them home. That listening room was better than what most stores have but it still wasn't ideal.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 06:39 AM (vvmPQ)

410 407 There are some really nice internet-only speaker
manufacturers that will let you try their stuff out for 30 days so you
can hear how they sound in your room. Some even pay for return ship if
you decide they're not right for you.

Posted by: Love Hertz at April 20, 2016 06:36 AM (no0Da)

What I try to do when buying speakers now is to stick with speaker systems that I have had in the past and liked. Right now that is Infinity and Klipsch. I used to have a couple of pairs of AR speakers but their quality has really gone downhill and their prices were getting outrageous.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 06:42 AM (vvmPQ)

411 That octopus is going for her left arm!!!

Posted by: Michelle Fields at April 20, 2016 06:44 AM (10hEu)

412 Posted by: creeper at April 20, 2016 06:37 AM (sZAiE)

Understood. Just offering general info.

My listening room has concrete floors and plaster walls (desert southwest). It was a challenge. At some point I determined it was good enough and stopped moving things.

Posted by: Love Hertz at April 20, 2016 06:45 AM (no0Da)

413 The big question today is will we get an EMT today.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 06:47 AM (vvmPQ)

414 I bought a Crown D-150 amp and preamp along with a pair of ESS Heil monitors back in the 80's and have stuck with that rig. It's all sitting out in the garage up on a shelf because the set of $10.00 speakers fits on my computer desk. Loud concerts, guns and fireworks killed my hearing.

Posted by: Gmac-Just observing the oncoming times at April 20, 2016 06:48 AM (4pjhs)

415 It would be nice, Vic. I'm hangin' around waiting for your links.

Posted by: creeper at April 20, 2016 06:48 AM (sZAiE)

416 405 You can get area rugs for the floors, and try hanging framed art at the first reflection points on the side walls. Or bookcases full of books if you have them. An area rug is usually good right in front of the mains.

--

Taprstries on the walls and rushes on the floor.

Posted by: Medieval Audiphile Society at April 20, 2016 06:51 AM (nbrY/)

417 What I try to do when buying speakers now is to stick with speaker systems that I have had in the past and liked. Right now that is Infinity and Klipsch. I used to have a couple of pairs of AR speakers but their quality has really gone downhill and their prices were getting outrageous.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 06:42 AM (vvmPQ)

That's a sound strategy. I've had Infinity in the past, and KEF. I'm running NHT Classic Threes (3-way stand mount) and an Outlaw sub for 2.1 audio right now. They're nice.

Posted by: Love Hertz at April 20, 2016 06:51 AM (no0Da)

418 That's a sound strategy.

----

ISWYDT

Posted by: @votermom at April 20, 2016 06:52 AM (nbrY/)

419 414
I bought a Crown D-150 amp and preamp along with a pair of ESS Heil
monitors back in the 80's and have stuck with that rig. It's all sitting
out in the garage up on a shelf because the set of $10.00 speakers fits
on my computer desk. Loud concerts, guns and fireworks killed my
hearing.


Posted by: Gmac-Just observing the oncoming times at April 20, 2016 06:48 AM (4pjhs)

Those used Crown D-150's are selling for around $180 - $200 on e-bay right now. You could probably get some money for that stuff if you don't plan on ever using it again.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 06:52 AM (vvmPQ)

420 Taprstries on the walls and rushes on the floor.

Posted by: Medieval Audiphile Society at April 20, 2016 06:51 AM (nbrY/)

Yes, very good suggestion. I've never been able to find tapestries I like, though. Plus we have a ton of photography hanging.

Posted by: Love Hertz at April 20, 2016 06:54 AM (no0Da)

421 What will happen to all the western socialists that cater to muslims when muslims no longer have any need for them.

I'm sure they will be given a couple of options.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Won't somebody please think of the socialists!!! at April 20, 2016 06:55 AM (WVsWD)

422 365 Why NY doesn't matter to Republicans in the long run
Democrat votes - 1,796,843
Republican votes - 853,422
Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2016 04:41 AM (Dpy/y)

I was looking at that too. But NY is a very closed state primary - to vote yesterday you will have had to gave registered in your party at least 6 months ago.
A general election is open.
So, theoretically, a GOP candidate has a chance.

Posted by: @votermom at April 20, 2016 06:57 AM (nbrY/)

423 I know but I'm not interested in selling.
I also have a Macintosh 60 I need to refurbish and I'm angling for a trade.

Posted by: Gmac-Just observing the oncoming times at April 20, 2016 06:57 AM (4pjhs)

424 Its 7:01 and no EMT so not looking good for an EMT now.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 06:58 AM (vvmPQ)

425 Well its 7:05 so not likely to get an EMT today. Will post links here.


Good Morning Morons. Today is Wednesday, April 20, 2016. On this day in 1985 the ATF raided The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord compound in northern Arkansas. Their rational for the raid was searching for illegal weapons and evidence for acts of terrorism. The far left and the MFM identify this group as "far right" however they were associated with the Neo-Nazi group Aryan Nation. Since the Nazis were socialists they were indeed a racist far left outfit.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 07:01 AM (vvmPQ)

426 The big news from yesterday was that Trump and Scankles both won NY in a blowout. That was expected. However Kashit came in a distant second over Cruz. This was the influence of NYC where Clinton won big and the avowed commie won almost all of the other districts. When I lived in upstate NY there was little love for NYC.


http://tinyurl.com/guj6fkj

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 07:01 AM (vvmPQ)

427 And 2/3 of those Democrat voters in NY think that Wall Street hurts the economy.


http://tinyurl.com/jma7fc8

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 07:02 AM (vvmPQ)

428 Current delegate count.


http://tinyurl.com/qdarhkw

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 07:02 AM (vvmPQ)

429 Swedish Minister and member of the "Green Party" called 9-11 terrorist attack an "accident". Looking at the Green Party they look to be like most other eco-Nazi groups. They are essentially watermelons, green on the outside and red on the inside. They are aligned with Sweden's Social Democrat Party which is a communist group.


http://tinyurl.com/zobwbxt

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 07:02 AM (vvmPQ)

430 Its 7:01 and no EMT so not looking good for an EMT ly now.

Lately, the EMT has lasted about 20 minutes before being stomped by the Dump.

Maybe Acecorp is phasing out the EMT?

Posted by: Mortimer at April 20, 2016 07:02 AM (O3LY4)

431 >>>>>365 Why NY doesn't matter to Republicans in the long run

Democrat votes - 1,796,843

Republican votes - 853,422

Posted by: Skip at April 20, 2016 04:41 AM (Dpy/y)



I was looking at that too. But NY is a very closed state primary -
to vote yesterday you will have had to gave registered in your party at
least 6 months ago.

A general election is open.

So, theoretically, a GOP candidate has a chance.
.
.
.
.I wouldn't put too much stock into the raw numbers from last night. As said above it is a true closed Primary State and you had hillary who claims NY as her "home" state running against sanders promising ever increasing amounts of free $hit and that is going to drive turnout higher in the Primary but not in the General I don't think. Trump actually might be able to win NY when push comes to shove. They love him there.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 20, 2016 07:02 AM (iONHu)

432 Todd Starnes is really not a Scankles fan.


When it comes to pandering nobody does it better than Hillary Clinton, who is desperate to become the nation's first black female president.


Well Todd, it is amazing because she really doesn't need to do that unless she is trying to swing a huge FSA turnout like Obama got. She already has the black vote in the bag. Personally if I were black I would be insulted by her bad phony black accent.


http://tinyurl.com/gp6a2gz

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 07:02 AM (vvmPQ)

433 The MI AG is filing charges against 3 people over the Flint water system pollution.


http://tinyurl.com/hant8br

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 07:02 AM (vvmPQ)

434 The Feds finally file charges against somebody in the VA. A nurse who downed "4 or 5 beers" while on-call and then reported for an emergency operation is being charged with being drunk while performing duties in the OR.


http://tinyurl.com/jelrj3m

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 07:03 AM (vvmPQ)

435 This is absolutely an abomination and demonstrates that Susan Martinez is not the "conservative" everyone thinks she is. She will pay the alcohol prohibitionist group MADD to monitor judges for letting DUI defendants off easy. Recall that the President of MADD resigned a few years ago saying the group had become more of a ban alcohol movement rather than fighting DUI. In any case paying a biased and non-legal group to monitor judges and post their opinions of a judge's rulings in legal cases is certainly a travesty of the law.


http://tinyurl.com/jvfavyz

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 07:03 AM (vvmPQ)

436 Intel is laying off 12,000 workers after mass hiring of H1B Visa workers and complaining they need more because "they can't find enough American workers". This is one of my major beefs with Ted Cruz and I don't believe his sudden election year reversal on this corrupt program.


http://tinyurl.com/zyzef6l

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 07:03 AM (vvmPQ)

437 A SF religious group is suing the city over their open air urinal in a popular park. I don't know why, SF has had open air urinals since I lived in CA in the 70s. Only they were called sidewalks.


http://tinyurl.com/jcossc2

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 07:03 AM (vvmPQ)

438 Feds are building new internet hub to allow people to access your medical records "for DNA" research. This is an outgrowth of those digital record requirements of Obama Care. This is an outrageous privacy invasion and where are the liberals who always scream about this kind of shit when a Republican is in office? Hell, they opposed the Feds getting library records.


http://tinyurl.com/zymoctj

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 07:04 AM (vvmPQ)

439 Republican Judiciary Committee Chairman sends a letter to the DHS over alleged retaliation against a border patrol whistle blower. Which, BTW, is also illegal. But even impeachment of the head of DHS is also off the table.


http://tinyurl.com/z69rkve

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 07:04 AM (vvmPQ)

440 Well, despite court ruling after court ruling, we find that churches can get millions in federal grants if they are advocates of open borders and settling illegals in the US.


http://tinyurl.com/z39ksjs

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 07:04 AM (vvmPQ)

441
WaPo says the TX secession movement is gaining ground in TX.


http://tinyurl.com/zw23w9t

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 07:04 AM (vvmPQ)

442 Federal appeals court rules in favor of a teen that was born as a female but identifies as a male and wants to use male bathrooms contrary to school rules. The ruling allows a civil suit against the school board to go forward. The judge cited a policy by the Department of Education (an unconstitutional federal department created by Jimmy the Peanut). Since when is a policy by the DOE a basis for overruling local law? This is a BS 2-1 decision and simply more lawfare from the Gaystapo via the ACLU. It also means that the VA school district will have to pay the ACLU for legal costs and that is the real reason they take these cases.


http://tinyurl.com/jk54tmq

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 07:05 AM (vvmPQ)

443 Funny pic regarding the Lexington/Concord battle anniversary and mocking the gun grabbers of today. Unfortunately today's MA would be all in for the government to take away citizens' guns.


http://tinyurl.com/hruvcbt

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 07:05 AM (vvmPQ)

444 Look at what your paycheck will look like under Krazy Kommie Bernie.


http://tinyurl.com/z56f9bt

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 07:05 AM (vvmPQ)

445 Some good news. McShitty appears to be facing a tough primary challenger so he is skipping the GOP convention to fight.


http://tinyurl.com/jbyxncr

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 07:05 AM (vvmPQ)

446 More good news:


NASHVILLE, Tennessee: On Tuesday, the Tennessee General Assembly declared it would sue the federal government over its refugee resettlement program on Tenth Amendment grounds. The State Senate passed a resolution authorizing that lawsuit in a 29 to 4 vote one day after it passed the Tennessee House by a 69 to 25 margin.


I guess they haven't heard, the 10th amendment has been essentially nullified by SCOTUS using a bad interpretation of the 14th amendment.


http://tinyurl.com/juc9n5r

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 07:06 AM (vvmPQ)

447
Mother of the young woman who was killed by an illegal drunk street racing sounds off. ICE declined to hold him under Obama's catch and release no borders program.


Eswin spent four days in jail and is believed to have fled the country, Michelle Root said. He posted $5,000 bond, which was less than the cost it was to bury my daughter Sarah. Because of the lack of controls, the police, immigration, U.S. Marshals and law enforcement have little or no information on his whereabouts.


Frankly I am really surprised by a $5K bond for what would be felony DUI or possibly even reckless homicide here in SC. And where is MADD in this case?


http://tinyurl.com/h3ff5v7

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 07:06 AM (vvmPQ)

448 This alone may make a vote for Cruz worthwhile. RINO King says he will commit suicide if Cruz wins the nomination.


http://tinyurl.com/zd89e3s

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 07:06 AM (vvmPQ)

449 Green cemetery owner filing suit in federal court over casket sales law in Alabama (which is pretty much standard everywhere thanks to crony corruption).



http://tinyurl.com/h5cfh9z

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 07:06 AM (vvmPQ)

450 Heritage looks at the "top 5" reasons for opposing Obama's illegal unapproved treaty for the AGW scam. Looks like they wussed out on the real number 1 reason; the entire thing is a scam. There is no climate change.


http://tinyurl.com/je8z7bg

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 07:07 AM (vvmPQ)

451 Ramirez


http://tinyurl.com/hx22axu

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 07:07 AM (vvmPQ)

452 The Daily Junk


http://tinyurl.com/jmeb7xk


That's it for today folks.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 07:07 AM (vvmPQ)

453 Thanks Vic!

Posted by: Mortimer at April 20, 2016 07:08 AM (O3LY4)

454 432 Well Todd, it is amazing because she really doesn't need to do that unless she is trying to swing a huge FSA turnout like Obama got. She already has the black vote in the bag.
--------------------------------------------------------

One of the things I learned from the 538 elections tool is how important turnout of the African American vote is for Hilldogger. She has no shot (or, at least, a greatly reduced chance) if she can't get great turnout.

Posted by: MTF at April 20, 2016 07:09 AM (/m8T6)

455 Thanks for the links Vic.

Do I have to feel sorry for Gub'nor Snyder? He played the apology game instead of telling the donktards to fuck off.

Just another effen rino/diablo. Get bent Snyder. You too Peetee King. I'm not a Cruz person but if he offends you so much maybe you should quit Congress and do something else.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Won't somebody please think of the socialists!!! at April 20, 2016 07:14 AM (WVsWD)

456 Senator Cruz. He can not get enough Delegates to win. If anyone thinks the repukes are going to nominate him on a 2nd ballot they need to get their heads examined, ASAP.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Trump/Cruz 2016. Count on it. at April 20, 2016 07:17 AM (WVsWD)

457 Some good news. McShitty appears to be facing a tough primary challenger so he is skipping the GOP convention to fight.

--

There really should be a forced retirement age for these Senate dinosaurs. At nearly 80, this bag of bones should long ago have left Washington to go live out the remainder of his life like most normal people would. He certainly has the money to live the rest of his life in luxury and rest. I guess the almighty power and perks are just too much to give up. Amazing.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 20, 2016 07:18 AM (+FSld)

458 That pretty much covers it, Vic. Thanks.

And I like VNN on the ONT. Your links always seem to get stomped on when they're on the EMT.

Posted by: creeper at April 20, 2016 07:22 AM (sZAiE)

459 Thanks for the round-up, Vic.

Posted by: Gem at April 20, 2016 07:23 AM (c+gwp)

460 If the Founding Fathers could've seen the bunch of crooks we have in office now they'd have written term limits into the first Article of the Constitution.

Posted by: creeper at April 20, 2016 07:24 AM (sZAiE)

461 457 There really should be a forced retirement age for
these Senate dinosaurs. At nearly 80, this bag of bones should long ago
have left Washington to go live out the remainder of his life like most
normal people would. He certainly has the money to live the rest of his
life in luxury and rest. I guess the almighty power and perks are just
too much to give up. Amazing.


Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 20, 2016 07:18 AM (+FSld)

He loves being a backstabbing RINO so much he will stay until they plant him.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 07:26 AM (vvmPQ)

462 >>>>
If the Founding Fathers could've seen the bunch of crooks we have in
office now they'd have written term limits into the first Article of the
Constitution.
.
.
.
.
.And I think they would have had a hell of a lot more to write in the 10th Amendment regarding States Rights and how the Fed can bugger off.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 20, 2016 07:27 AM (iONHu)

463 Thanks for the links, Vic.

I'm not normally up reading this early.

Well done, sir.

Posted by: Love Hertz at April 20, 2016 07:28 AM (no0Da)

464 I don't see how anyone could vote for Hillary (black like me) Clinton. Talk about crooks. Oh, lets put that bunch back in the White House.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at April 20, 2016 07:30 AM (j2xmV)

465 458 And I like VNN on the ONT. Your links always seem to get stomped on when they're on the EMT.


Posted by: creeper at April 20, 2016 07:22 AM (sZAiE)

The stomping of the EMT and the erratic nature of the EMT is a relatively new phenomena. That is what caused me to initially decide to stop the news links.

It generally takes me between 2.5 to 3 hours to go through all those sites for links every day that I have not been hit by the rocking chair. When they get stomped in less than an hour that is frustrating.
I may start posting them at 6 am on the ONT without waiting on the EMT. The problem with posting on the ONT though is that right now we have an auto delete that erases any post that mentions the current Trump/Cruz war.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 07:31 AM (vvmPQ)

466
I'm not normally up reading this early.

Well done, sir.

Posted by: Love Hertz at April 20, 2016 07:28 AM (no0Da)
__________________________

I'm normally up all the time,, except when I'm at a Trump rally, then I'm down.. Like flat on my face, broken and bleeding down....

~sniff-sniff~

Posted by: Michelle Fields at April 20, 2016 07:32 AM (HSmrB)

467 I can still win this thing! The people saying I am mathematically eliminated aren't taking into account how many delegates I can persuade w/ my personal charisma, smooth speaking voice, and "way" with the lady delegates.

Hop on the #CruzCannal, first stop the #CruzCharismaConnection

Posted by: Teddy Bear Cruz at April 20, 2016 07:33 AM (10hEu)

468 >>>466

I'm normally up all the time,, except when I'm at a Trump rally, then I'm down.. Like flat on my face, broken and bleeding down....

~sniff-sniff~
Posted by: Michelle Fields at April 20, 2016 07:32 AM (HSmrB)

Get off yer computer and back on the corner. Money ain't making itself

Posted by: Pimpin' Lewandowski at April 20, 2016 07:35 AM (10hEu)

469
Get off yer computer and back on the corner. Money ain't making itself

Posted by: Pimpin' Lewandowski at April 20, 2016 07:35 AM (10hEu)
________________________

Okay, Okay,, just please don't beat me down again!!!!

~sniff-sniff~

Posted by: Michelle Fields at April 20, 2016 07:37 AM (HSmrB)

470 >>>465

The stomping of the EMT and the erratic nature of the EMT is a relatively new phenomena. That is what caused me to initially decide to stop the news links.

It generally takes me between 2.5 to 3 hours to go through all those sites for links every day that I have not been hit by the rocking chair. When they get stomped in less than an hour that is frustrating.
I may start posting them at 6 am on the ONT without waiting on the EMT. The problem with posting on the ONT though is that right now we have an auto delete that erases any post that mentions the current Trump/Cruz war.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 07:31 AM (vvmPQ)

====

Thanks for all you do Vic!!!

Posted by: TeamRawDog at April 20, 2016 07:37 AM (10hEu)

471 Trey Gowdy says more illegals are running around after committing felonies than the population of Pittsburgh.

Gee, I wonder why that doesn't get more attention.

Posted by: MTF at April 20, 2016 07:39 AM (/m8T6)

472 465
The
stomping of the EMT and the erratic nature of the EMT is a relatively
new phenomena. That is what caused me to initially decide to stop the
news links.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 07:31 AM (vvmPQ)

I appreciate the time and effort you put into your news links and synopsis. In cases of enstompenings, I do go back and look for them in previous posts and I'm sure others do the same.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at April 20, 2016 07:40 AM (jV8Mq)

473 What really irks me is that McShitty skated out on the ethics violations in the Keating Five scandal only because it occurred while he was in the House and the Senate said they did not have jurisdiction. The House said they did not have jurisdiction because he was now in the Senate.


Everyone of those people involved in that should have been prosecuted by the DOJ for bribery and corruption but our illustrious government takes care of its own.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 07:42 AM (vvmPQ)

474 Quoth Vic: "It generally takes me between 2.5 to 3 hours to go through all those sites for link..."

Well, however you're doing it, you make an excellent job of separating the wheat from the chaff.

Posted by: creeper at April 20, 2016 07:44 AM (sZAiE)

475 Can someone give me a good reason to stay in the U.N.? Yesterday's outrage was the Peacekeeper's who caused the ongoing cholera epidemic in Haiti, about which the Haiti-obsessed Clintons have done nothing, and today's is the redefinition of Jerusalem's Temple Mount to say there never was a Jewish Temple there. It never existed, as of yesterday anyway at the United Nations.

That's our money at work folks. Well, Chinese money we borrowed for the purpose anyway.

Posted by: MTF at April 20, 2016 07:44 AM (/m8T6)

476 "Trey Gowdy......."

There we go. Another lifelong politician/public servant. All mouth and no action.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Trump/Cruz 2016. Count on it. at April 20, 2016 07:46 AM (WVsWD)

477 @446

For all intents and purposes, the 10th amendment has been written out of the constitution.

Anything a state can do can be undone by 5 votes on the SCOTUS.

The Supreme Court nullified the will of 30 states and the federal government using nonsensical and illogical readings of the 14th amendment.

The 14th amendment was created to remedy a specific inequity but has become the progressives catch all to constitutionalize their agenda without the pesky task of actually amending the constitution.

This transgender shit is going to be constitutionalized using the 14th, mark my words.

In fact when the ban guns I fully expect them to use some idiotic reading of the 14th.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 20, 2016 07:46 AM (035GJ)

478 475 Posted by: MTF at April 20, 2016 07:44 AM (/m8T6)


Every conservative I know wants us out of the UN. It has been taken over by the muzzies and the communists because the third world shit holes are able to vote in what they want. And if we have a Demo-commie in the WH they will agree with them.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 07:46 AM (vvmPQ)

479 @446

For all intents and purposes, the 10th amendment has been written out of the constitution.

Anything a state can do can be undone by 5 votes on the SCOTUS.

The Supreme Court nullified the will of 30 states and the federal government using nonsensical and illogical readings of the 14th amendment.

The 14th amendment was created to remedy a specific inequity but has become the progressives catch all to constitutionalize their agenda without the pesky task of actually amending the constitution.

This transgender shit is going to be constitutionalized using the 14th, mark my words.

In fact when the ban guns I fully expect them to use some idiotic reading of the 14th.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 20, 2016 07:47 AM (035GJ)

480 476
"Trey Gowdy......."



There we go. Another lifelong politician/public servant. All mouth and no action.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Trump/Cruz 2016. Count on it. at April 20, 2016 07:46 AM (WVsWD)

Boy, ain't it the truth? Gowdy and Paul Ryan were cut from the same bolt of cloth.

Posted by: creeper at April 20, 2016 07:47 AM (sZAiE)

481 The people saying I am mathematically eliminated aren't taking into account how many delegates I can persuade w/ my personal charisma, smooth speaking voice, and "way" with the lady delegates.

There it is in a nutshell, folks: America needs a guy with personal charisma, a smooth speaking voice and a way with the ladies.

A whole nation of idiots, armed with half-wits and voting machines, is about to elect an old entitled and dumb Democrat to confront the Progressive challenge. This won't end well.

Posted by: MTF at April 20, 2016 07:49 AM (/m8T6)

482 They should move the U.N. to Devils Island.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at April 20, 2016 07:49 AM (j2xmV)

483 McShitty's worst moment is hard to choose, but I come down on his infamous "America has nothing to fear..." speech. Wrong, Juan. Wrong.

Posted by: MTF at April 20, 2016 07:51 AM (/m8T6)

484 "WaPo says the TX secession movement is gaining ground in TX."

My state, Alabama, is toying with the idea of adopting a referendum model. Maybe we should have referenda, with the stipulation that a secession proposal should ALWAYS be included.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at April 20, 2016 07:51 AM (eHpnh)

485 Boy, ain't it the truth? Gowdy and Paul Ryan were cut from the same bolt of cloth.

Posted by: creeper at April 20, 2016 07:47 AM (sZAiE)

Straight talk there.

I would love to go back to the day that Gub'nor Walker stepped on his penis during that staged illegal alien stunt. Could you imagine where he would be today if he had told that little girl,
"Why yes we are going to deport your mnom and dad, you can go with or we will find you a new home.

But no, that damned $$$ from the gopE was just too attractive.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Trump/Cruz 2016. Count on it. at April 20, 2016 07:52 AM (WVsWD)

486 Gowdy is much more conservative than Ryan on votes, but his chairing of committees was a massive fail. Yes, all mouth and no action. But Cruz is also like that in a lot of ways.


And it just might be that in Gowdy's case the House leadership is threatening him and marginalizing him. Remember the Boner policy of kicking Republicans off of committee assignments if they strayed from the RNCe plantation.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 07:53 AM (vvmPQ)

487 Trey Gowdy says more illegals are running around after committing felonies than the population of Pittsburgh

--

Yeah, thanks for noticing. Does he remember his support for a "pathway" a couple years ago?

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 20, 2016 07:56 AM (+FSld)

488
"What will happen to all the western socialists that cater to muslims when muslims no longer have any need for them.



I'm sure they will be given a couple of options."

Refer to what happened after the Iranian revolution in 1979 when socialist and Muslim fundamentalists teamed up to oust the Shah. It did not go well for the socialists afterward. Few lived to tell about it.

Posted by: Ripley at April 20, 2016 07:56 AM (1BQGO)

489 "WaPo says the TX secession movement is gaining ground in TX."



I wouldn't really say it's losing any, either.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2016 07:56 AM (eAZif)

490 Until they build a brig uner capitol, I don't know what you expect from a congressional hearing. If the media protects the administration and GOPe is afraid to shut down the government , I dont know where you go.

Posted by: Jean at April 20, 2016 07:58 AM (cXiMR)

491 I sure do hope Obama thinks "my work is done here". Please Lord, no more.

Posted by: MTF at April 20, 2016 07:59 AM (/m8T6)

492 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 20, 2016 08:02 AM (ZQfW9)

493 "...and GOPe is afraid to shut down the government,.....

Because nothing is the hill to die on.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at April 20, 2016 08:02 AM (j2xmV)

494 "WaPo says the TX secession movement is gaining ground in TX."

--

In a game of what if...wouldn't that mean essentially that the remainder of the US would fall utterly and finally under "progressive" control? Without TX and their electoral votes, the Dems would never lose another presidency. Maybe I'm wrong.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 20, 2016 08:02 AM (+FSld)

495 487 Yeah, thanks for noticing. Does he remember his support for a "pathway" a couple years ago?

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 20, 2016 07:56 AM (+FSld)

I don't remember that. He has generally been anti-illegal and anti-amnesty which is what "pathway to citizenship" is. In fact, the pro-illegal groups in the US hate his ass.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 08:03 AM (vvmPQ)

496 Changing gears, I find it funny that the networks have so little polling info about Indiana. Like it's a black whole. What is this, 1850? We need to wait for a two week-old newspaper to find out what's going on?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2016 08:04 AM (eAZif)

497 Well dump is up now. I think I will hit the rocking chair. We have an invasion of the in laws coming in this weekend and mys schedule for the week has already been mapped out by wifey from Friday through Monday.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 20, 2016 08:05 AM (vvmPQ)

498 @494. If Texas goes, they won't go alone. Could be at least 26 other states would go with them.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at April 20, 2016 08:06 AM (j2xmV)

499 Thank you, Vic!

Posted by: Count de Monet at April 20, 2016 08:08 AM (JO9+V)

500 "WaPo says the TX secession movement is gaining ground in TX."


My Bookie in Vegas still giving better odds that Alaska goes first.

Ask him why, not me. I have no clue!

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Rebellion or Insurrection. Pick your poison. at April 20, 2016 08:08 AM (WVsWD)

501 Sheesh, post here before bed, and again the next morning...

Can we at least rewarm the hell before serving?

Posted by: Brother Cavil at April 20, 2016 08:09 AM (D0J8L)

502 I would rather Texas split into four states. 8 Sen Cruz's could be decent push towards santiy.

Posted by: Jean at April 20, 2016 08:16 AM (cXiMR)

503 I don't remember that. He has generally been anti-illegal and anti-amnesty which is what "pathway to citizenship" is. In fact, the pro-illegal groups in the US hate his ass.

--

It was something he said a few years ago. I can't find the quote now, but I remember it honked me off, since he's my rep. I was surprised he said it, too.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 20, 2016 08:17 AM (+FSld)

504 >>>481
There it is in a nutshell, folks: America needs a guy with personal charisma, a smooth speaking voice and a way with the ladies.

A whole nation of idiots, armed with half-wits and voting machines, is about to elect an old entitled and dumb Democrat to confront the Progressive challenge. This won't end well.
Posted by: MTF at April 20, 2016 07:49 AM (/m8T6)

That and remember as first reported on this very blog - Romney lost b/c Obama had better "Cares about people like me" numbers despite having a yuuuge advantage on every substantive issue, like the economy.

And nobody *NOBODY* screams to the LIV "I empathize w/ you" like this xtra-loveable Teddy Bear

#CruzCharismaConnection

Posted by: Teddy Bear Cruz at April 20, 2016 08:26 AM (10hEu)

505 "The man who attempted to kill George Zimmerman should have never had a concrete blunt force object in the first place"..

Fixed it

Posted by: Willy at April 20, 2016 08:29 AM (Ffw22)

506 That young man who who violently attacked George Zimmerman should never have been indoctrinated in the idea that failing to show him an exaggerated, undeserved amount of "respect" should be perceived as a "diss" due to his race, and as automatic justification to attack another man.

Posted by: xyncpeasant at April 20, 2016 08:58 AM (k8tEg)

507 @54

Well look at it this way, the political reality we currently live in was created by a handful of Democrats, FDR, LBJ, et al.

We've created an enormous welfare state and a fully weaponized carnivorous federal leviathan that services at least 47pct of our population.

What would Conservstive governance and welfare state look like?

Well at its base it would reduce the size scope
and reach of the federal leviathan and devolve power, money and control back to the states.

But there are at least two problems.

Problem one: You have an entrenched federal bureaucracy that will fight this tooth and nail.

Problem two: Most states would fight this as well as they would have to provide these services that is currently being funded and supported by federal dollars and infrastructure.

Ultimately people do not want to live in a system that would give the maximum amount of autonomy and control because the nub is people do not mind control because if that were the case we would have that society, and we don't.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 20, 2016 09:06 AM (035GJ)

508 As an American expat living in Germany, this "overnight" thread has been my "first thing in the morning" read... I offer my long overdue thanks for your offerings, and the effort involved in presenting them to us.
Wirklich, Sie sind in vielerlei Hinsicht mein Prüfstein zu Hause.
Simply said, dude, thanks a hell of a lot. I more than appreciate it.
scb

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My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat