Overnight Open Thread (4-20-2016)

Quote of the Day I

The New York Times provided a stunning example of the inevitable "defining sexism down" that will be necessary to accommodate such immigration. The problem on New Year's Eve, it reported, was that migrants from war-torn countries were "unfamiliar with German culture." Translation: the norm that you don't jam your fingers up women's vaginas in public is just a quaint German custom, akin to wearing lederhosen. This, from a paper that routinely covers phony college rape allegations with outraged alarm.

-- Heather Mac Donald

Quote of the Day II

-"Y'all, he never broke the seal! Cake boxes are impenetrable. I keep all my valuables in an old cake box with some tape over the original price tag."
-"When I leave home, I actually leave a cake seal across the door so I can tell if anybody entered the premises during my absence. It's foolproof."
-"Fort Knox is actually protected by a 3 tier cake seal system. Impenetrable."
-"But if the seal is slit, you must acquit!"

-- Mollie Hemingway in 5 Tips For the Social Justice Warrior Hoaxer

Quote of the Day III - Privilege Edition

My university-aged daughter is always tell me about the "privilege" that people like me have and how it makes it impossible for me to understand and empathise with those whose lives are without such privilege. I do see her point. I've never been black or gay or trans- or gender queer or mentally ill.  I don't know what it would be like to grow up in a derelict building in a dangerous neighbourhood, to have drug addicts for parents, to fear for my safety while walking to school, to be openly despised for being female, denied education or refused employment based on  my skin colour or gender. And while I am have been poor enough not to be able to afford a car or health insurance, I have never been so poor I had to steal food. Clearly, I've not suffered the worst of what society can throw at a person.

Nonetheless, this whole notion of  "privilege" vexes me. We talk about it as though we can all recognise what it is. I am not always so sure. I can tell one narrative of my life and it seems to describe someone who grew up without privilege, and I can tell another narrative and it seems almost as though my life was one of ease and privilege from the time I was born.

-- Marti Leimbach

The CEO of Verizon Responds To Bernie Sanders' Attacks

"[Verizon] is just another major American corporation trying to destroy the lives of working Americans."

-- Bernie Sanders

And it's a good read - you can find it here.

The Socialist Instinct

From a recent paper:

Punishment of non-cooperators is important for the maintenance of large-scale cooperation in humans, but relatively little is known about the relationship between punishment and cooperation across phylogeny. The current study examined second-party punishment behavior in a nonhuman primate species known for its cooperative tendencies-the brown capuchin monkey (Cebus apella). We found that capuchins consistently punished a conspecific partner who gained possession of a food resource, regardless of whether the unequal distribution of this resource was intentional on the part of the partner. A non-social comparison confirmed that punishment behavior was not due to frustration, nor did punishment stem from increased emotional arousal. Instead, punishment behavior in capuchins appears to be decidedly social in nature, as monkeys only pursued punitive actions when such actions directly decreased the welfare of a recently endowed conspecific. This pattern of results is consistent with two features central to human cooperation: spite and inequity aversion, suggesting that the evolutionary origins of some human-like punitive tendencies may extend even deeper than previously thought.

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Legislators Move to Defund U. of Tennessee's Office of Diversity

The adults start supervising.

Tuesday, Tennessee's General Assembly passed a bill that would defund the University of Tennesee's Office For Diversity and Inclusion. The bill has been passed to the state Senate.

Legislators would divert funds currently allocated to the Office of Diversity, "to minority scholarships for engineering students. It would also bar the university from using state funds to support the annual Sex Week programming or gender-neutral pronouns," reports The Tennessean.

Poster Child Company for CA 'Living Wage' Policies Planning to Flee the State

On the Nuclear Spies

And what about Ted Hall? Hall was the youngest scientist at Los Alamos, and, as such, the youngest atomic spy of note. He was only 19 years old when he decided that he ought to be giving secrets to the Soviet Union. 19! Just a baby, and his Soviet codename, "MLAD," reflected that: it means "youngster." (In retrospect, that is a pretty bad codename, a little too identifying.) When I show his Los Alamos badge photograph to my students, I always emphasize that they've met this kid - the 19-year-old genius who thinks he knows better than everyone else, who thinks he has the world figured out, who is just idealistic enough, and just confident enough, to do something really terribly stupid if the opportunity was made available.

Why did Hall spy? Ideology, apparently. I say "apparently" because most of what we know about Hall's motivations is what he said, or seemed to have said, much later, far after the fact, decades later. A much-older Hall rationalized his spy work as being about the balance of power, an easier thing to say in 1997 than in 1944. Having known 19-year-olds, and having been one, I view this post-hoc rationalization with a bit of suspicion. Even Hall himself seems to recognize that his 19-year-old was brash and arrogant, that ego might have played a large role in his decision.

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When Did "A Thing" Become a Thing?

It wasn't even a thing until it was - which seemed to have happened sometime in the late 90s/early 2000s.

China Rediscovers the Northwest Passage

Study: Replacing Butter With Vegetable Oils Doesn't Decrease Risk of Heart Disease

sleeperfood

He's Back - And Having To Cope With A Whole Lot of Changes

A time traveler in military uniform wakes up on a sunny Berlin afternoon in 2011, looking up at a blue sky without enemy aircraft overhead. He hears no shelling, explosions or sirens. That the city still stands despite his orders that it be destroyed, right down to the screws and door handles, is something that puzzles him. "On the other hand, I am here too," he thinks, "and I cannot understand that either."

You know his name. You know his face. You know his hair and mustache

19 Tutorials To Make You the Life of the Party

A Brief Guide to the Pretentious Foodie's Favorite Virtue-Signaling Words

How about some artisanal farm-fresh organic hate cake?

The Group knows your sins but doesn't care.

Tonight's post brought to you by I'm pulling my shirt off now:

intenso234

Notice: Posted by implicit permission of AceCorp LLC. Note: Pants or shirts are required on the ONT. It's an insurance/no nude dancing thing.

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1 Good evening!

Posted by: speedster1 at April 20, 2016 11:30 PM (vUcdz)

2 Aloha!

Posted by: cthulhu at April 20, 2016 11:31 PM (EzgxV)

3 Finally, our long Horde nightmare is over.

Posted by: pookysgirl at April 20, 2016 11:31 PM (hICko)

4 Woot woot ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2016 11:32 PM (voOPb)

5 Pi isn't just irrational, it's transcendental. Like wow, man.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 20, 2016 11:32 PM (DW+jj)

6 Social Justice So-Called-Anti-Bullying Activists Want To Dox Kids

Proving that there is no greater bully than an anti-bullying activist, Social Justice Warriors created a repository of online "bullies" called "Social Autopsy". This repository included details such that is was doxxing the "bullies", especially those who were underage. Specifically they wanted "people [to] collect and take screenshots of other people's online activities, link and connect them to their place of work, and attach that person's personal information (which technically counts as doxxing), so that anyone, anywhere, can search for and access them."

You read that correctly, they were doxing children.

http://politicalhat.com/?p=11577

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 20, 2016 11:34 PM (vBeA5)

7 Hola.



Math and science are workinug us over tonight.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2016 11:34 PM (/IUtp)

8 Before I read the post...

HORDE LISTEN UP FOR A SECOND

Our very own MWR needs our prayers. Her 73 year old mother was struck by a car in a parking lot this evening. Her mother has scoliosis, so she's obv in a lot of pain from that. She also has a shattered kneecap. Surgery tomorrow to determine whether it can be fixed or will have to be replaced.

That's a lot of shit for a nice old lady to have to deal with and a lot of shit for the family to deal with. Please remember them as you go about your business.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 20, 2016 11:35 PM (GEICT)

9 Hiya all.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 20, 2016 11:35 PM (9ltS8)

10 I was told there would be no math.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at April 20, 2016 11:36 PM (21hN3)

11 There were real rape-rapes on New year's Eve in Europe, too. A lot of them. Steyn gave the numbers and it was planned and co-ordinated.

Posted by: Darrell at April 20, 2016 11:36 PM (1h1cN)

12 What is it

No shirt ONT
Or no pants ONT?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2016 11:37 PM (voOPb)

13 Nobody gives better ONT than MAET.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2016 11:37 PM (/IUtp)

14 The current study examined second-party punishment behavior in a nonhuman primate species known for its cooperative tendencies-the brown capuchin monkey


You will be made to fling poop

Posted by: Josephistan at April 20, 2016 11:37 PM (7qAYi)

15 Our very own MWR needs our prayers. Her 73 year old mother was struck by a car in a parking lot this evening. Her mother has scoliosis, so she's obv in a lot of pain from that. She also has a shattered kneecap. Surgery tomorrow to determine whether it can be fixed or will have to be replaced.

That's a lot of shit for a nice old lady to have to deal with and a lot of shit for the family to deal with. Please remember them as you go about your business.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 20, 2016 11:35 PM (GEICT)


Thoughts & Prayers

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 20, 2016 11:38 PM (vBeA5)

16 Thanks BC

Will have Beth's mom in my prayers

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2016 11:38 PM (voOPb)

17 Now that I've stopped choking with laughter at that last comic, I can say that replacing butter with vegetable oil decreases human happiness.

While I'm at it, let me rant for a moment about rapeseed oil (canola). It smells awful when you're frying, and not like food. Stuff fried in tastes boring and bland. Can't understand how people ever started up eating it, other than desperation.

Posted by: Splunge at April 20, 2016 11:38 PM (iMxBJ)

18 What is it

No shirt ONT
Or no pants ONT?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2016 11:37 PM (voOPb)


Neither shirt nor pants.

But you must wear a hat. You'd look silly and uncivilized otherwise.

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 20, 2016 11:39 PM (vBeA5)

19 RE: That last item. There's a reason the guy with no shirt on COPS always gets arrested.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 20, 2016 11:39 PM (9ltS8)

20 There's a McCoy line in Star Trek: The Motionless Picture about "thing"-ness. Lemme see if I can find it online.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at April 20, 2016 11:39 PM (fwj47)

21 Verizon will collpase. I have no confidence.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2016 11:40 PM (/IUtp)

22 -You take your shirt off in there?

"I like to be...unencumbered."

Posted by: George Costanza at April 20, 2016 11:41 PM (4bzP6)

23 On the internet, nobody knows you're wearing pants.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at April 20, 2016 11:41 PM (21hN3)

24
While I'm at it, let me rant for a moment about rapeseed oil (canola). It smells awful when you're frying, and not like food. Stuff fried in tastes boring and bland. Can't understand how people ever started up eating it, other than desperation.
Posted by: Splunge at April 20, 2016 11:38 PM (iMxBJ)

Rape seed or rape-rape seed?

Posted by: Josephistan at April 20, 2016 11:41 PM (7qAYi)

25 horde, hello

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at April 20, 2016 11:41 PM (R5HRU)

26 There was some damn study that came out recently. The unsaturated fats, the ones they told us are healthy as opposed to the awful, artery clogging, evil saturated fats, mostly animal fats, actually create much more toxic carcinogenic break-down products when heated to frying temperatures.

The saturated fats do to, but not nearly as much. And, of course, the saturated fats have been found not be so bad at all, once subjected to real scrutiny.

It's like the dietary advice for the past 40 years has been total bullshit or something. Maybe even actually bad for you or something.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 20, 2016 11:42 PM (DW+jj)

27 **looks at comic strip**

That's. not. funny.

Posted by: Paul Anka at April 20, 2016 11:42 PM (H9MG5)

28 It is sealed in a particular case, to which I do not have the proper keys. And yet, I am frequently asked to open the case. And so I pretend that the skies are still blue, and the flowers bloom, and that mother ducks teach their ducklings to swim.

Boy do I wish I was Dalek Khan.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 20, 2016 11:42 PM (AroJD)

29 >>>Neither shirt nor pants.

But you must wear a hat. You'd look silly and uncivilized otherwise.
---------
Ha, I never thought of that

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2016 11:42 PM (voOPb)

30 Prayers for MWR's mom.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 20, 2016 11:42 PM (+lVUW)

31 Oh, maybe not. (Hopefully I don't embarrel myself; this is from IMDB.)


Bones:
This was your idea. This was your idea, wasn't it?

Kirk:
Bones, there's a... thing... out there.

Bones.:
Why is any object we don't understand always called "a thing"?

Still a good exchange. (And yes, I *like* TMP. It's slow, and has many flaws, but it's interesting and there's some good stuff in there. And no, not the uniforms.)

Posted by: Lance McCormick at April 20, 2016 11:43 PM (fwj47)

32 Dog's looking at me "like, seriously"


Hasta.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 20, 2016 11:44 PM (/IUtp)

33 Some may disagree, but I think 'Cooperation Across Phylogeny' is Adam and the Ants best album.

Posted by: garrett at April 20, 2016 11:44 PM (4bzP6)

34 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 20, 2016 11:45 PM (YJmuy)

35 Oh, damn. Best wishes for MWR Mom.

Posted by: garrett at April 20, 2016 11:45 PM (4bzP6)

36 So what trouble have we been causing lately?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 20, 2016 11:46 PM (GEICT)

37 Thanks folks. I'll be sure to pass them along.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 20, 2016 11:46 PM (GEICT)

38 Don't limit yourself to just "things". There's dofahchets, thingamabobs, doohickeys, watchamacallits, and just plain hickeys.

Ol' Red, that Okinawa vet I've mentioned before, used "hickey" all the time. He would even use it as a verb when he couldn't think of the verb, like "He hickeyed that hickey, I tell you!"

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 20, 2016 11:47 PM (DW+jj)

39 Best wishes to MWR's mom.

Posted by: eman at April 20, 2016 11:47 PM (MQEz6)

40 11 There were real rape-rapes on New year's Eve in Europe, too. A lot of them. Steyn gave the numbers and it was planned and co-ordinated.
Posted by: Darrell at April 20, 2016 11:36 PM (1h1cN)


Um, for those Muslims in Germany it is culturally acceptable for a group of men to surround a woman in public and shove their hands into her vagina, or rape her, or whatever else strikes their fancy. It's just, ya know, a misunderstanding.

Posted by: NYTimes Liberals at April 20, 2016 11:47 PM (+lVUW)

41 Bernie Sanders. The one dickbag who could make people think twice about rejecting Hillory.

Posted by: BurtTC at April 20, 2016 11:48 PM (Dj0WE)

42 Wednesday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/722866216679792640

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https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/722866472612028416

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Posted by: kbdabear at April 20, 2016 11:48 PM (EuuAG)

43 Evening horde.

How goes it?


*scrolls up


Fuck it. Y'all offended me by giving me too much to comment.

I need a safe space.

Where's Kyle the Cuckold!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 20, 2016 11:49 PM (hlMPp)

44
There's a McCoy line in Star Trek: The Motionless Picture about "thing"-ness. Lemme see if I can find it online.
Posted by: Lance McCormick


Captain James T. Kirk: Bones, there's a... thing... out there.
Commander Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: Why is any object we don't understand always called "a thing"?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 20, 2016 11:49 PM (k4M/B)

45 So, Socialists have a reduced ability to overide primitive impulses.

No wonder they hate the free market.

It works without the driving forces that they can't resist.

Posted by: eman at April 20, 2016 11:49 PM (MQEz6)

46 >>>While I'm at it, let me rant for a moment about
rapeseed oil (canola). It smells awful when you're frying, and not like
food. Stuff fried in tastes boring and bland. Can't understand how
people ever started up eating it, other than desperation.

Posted by: Splunge at April 20, 2016 11:38 PM (iMxBJ)<<<

If you sneakily substitute canola oil with another kind would that be switch rape?

Posted by: microagressing chef at April 20, 2016 11:49 PM (H9MG5)

47 Privilege is just a notion that was created to act as a lever on people you don't like. You can always cast someone as having some kind of unfair advantage, particularly if you're willing to torture logic to get to that point. It's a form of original sin that you're saddled with to try to make you feel guilty because your circumstances weren't as bad as they could have been.

Like everything else... like the gay and transgender issue, for instance... it's not actually about the issue itself.

It's about control. It's about being able to make the great unwashed clap like trained seals and jump through flaming hoops on command.

These people are fucking megalomaniacs. Excuse the French.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 20, 2016 11:50 PM (HalrA)

48 Best wishes for MWR mom -- keep us posted. "In a parking lot" could have been bad or really, really bad.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 20, 2016 11:51 PM (EzgxV)

49 45
So, Socialists have a reduced ability to overide primitive impulses.



No wonder they hate the free market.



It works without the driving forces that they can't resist.





Posted by: eman at April 20, 2016 11:49 PM (MQEz6)


Their ideology cannot stand the idea of an eternal, objective truth that is not subject to the whims of the ruling elites. Something that "just works", and works repeatably and consistently must be based on such truth, therefore they have to replace it with anything else.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 20, 2016 11:52 PM (HalrA)

50 heh, funny cartoon, best laugh all day.



nothing worse than when a guy takes his shirt off on the can like he has or is going to work up a real good sweat in there.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 20, 2016 11:52 PM (vb33c)

51 All canola oil is rape

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2016 11:52 PM (voOPb)

52 It's all about sticking it to the man. It's either that or for money with these traitors.

The recent Philby video of him telling KGB agents that he skated for so long because of the class system in the UK was nothing new. Read how Guy Burgess wanted to return to the UK or a month vacation and reassurances from the crown that he would not be arrested. Hahahaha! When diplomat, Sir Harold Nicholson was asked about this, he admitted that he had been writing Burgess in the USSR for years and that he didnt think Burgess shd be punished for a momentary lack of judgement. Say what??? He betrayed his country for over 25 years, hardly a moment of bad judgment. Plus, what these idiots never discuss are the people - good people, who were arrested, sent to the gulags or executed on the spot because these British upper class aholes betrayed them.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 20, 2016 11:53 PM (iQIUe)

53 A Brief Guide to the Pretentious Foodie's Favorite Virtue-Signaling Words
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There are people who pay to come pick grapes at a local vineyard. This experience is apparently fungible at tony cocktail parties, "Oh, I spent the week harvesting grapes at Snobby Vineyard".

Too bad the proles had to spend the week working at their jobs in order to pay property taxes.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2016 11:53 PM (n22zQ)

54 Are page reloads on the ONT slow for anyone else tonight?

Posted by: andycanuck at April 20, 2016 11:55 PM (jVvcc)

55 so, little slow in here

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 20, 2016 11:55 PM (vb33c)

56 If you're at work, you should keep your shirt on. I don't care if you're working outside and it's 110, and least have a wife beater on.

Yeah, you might think you have a hot bod, but news flash: you probably don't.
What's even worse, you take your shirt off, and all of your 5'8", 300lb co-workers then think it's OK to do so, and your coworkers of both sexes don't want to see that.

EVER.

So please guys, keep those shirts on.

/mowing the lawn also requires a shirt. Just sayin'

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at April 20, 2016 11:56 PM (AHDxb)

57 Are page reloads on the ONT slow for anyone else tonight?
Posted by: andycanuck at April 20, 2016 11:55 PM (jVvcc)


it is not the reloads it is the lack of commenters

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 20, 2016 11:56 PM (vb33c)

58 Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 20, 2016 11:35 PM (GEICT)

Damn. Prayers up. Met her at one of the NoVaMoMe's. That is one great 'ette.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 20, 2016 11:56 PM (hlMPp)

59 Everyone Seems to Hate Coachella, Except Those Who Go
-----ace's sidebar

Reading that from NY Post, clearly shows what Cruz was talking about relating to NY Values

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2016 11:56 PM (voOPb)

60 Current applications of "thing" stem from black slang as delivered in some pretty good soul music of the mid-late 60's. An object of concern is a "thing" (thang). It's your thing. Already not new in "Airplane" 1980. Needed a translator though.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 20, 2016 11:57 PM (xq1UY)

61 I'm going to an artisanal, handcrafted Seder this Friday night.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 20, 2016 11:57 PM (EZebt)

62 One important note of the Rapefugee spree on New Years Eve is a common thread with all the elitist apologists

None of the attacks happened to any of the elite nor their wives, daughters, sisters, or mistresses

Like here in America, if it isn't affecting the elite it isn't happening at all

Posted by: kbdabear at April 20, 2016 11:57 PM (EuuAG)

63 Glad we've reached closer to Friday, long week yall

Posted by: thathalfrican - failure is not an option at April 20, 2016 11:57 PM (R5HRU)

64 54 Are page reloads on the ONT slow for anyone else tonight?

Posted by: andycanuck at April 20, 2016 11:55 PM (jVvcc)

Not here. And I'm out on the deck where the signal has been really shitty lately.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 20, 2016 11:57 PM (hlMPp)

65 It's like the dietary advice for the past 40 years has been total bullshit or something. Maybe even actually bad for you or something.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 20, 2016 11:42 PM (DW+jj)


Coffee is bad for you. Coffee is good for you. Butter is bad for you. Butter is good for you. Eggs are bad for you. Eggs are good for you. Wine is bad for you. Wine is good for you.

Meanwhile, my parents ate all the stuff that health food types rant against, eggs, bacon, meat, white bread, desserts, white potatoes, fats, fried food, starches, white sugar, and of course, fruits and vegetables. We had desserts for lunch and dinner.
My mother died at 93 and my father died one month short of 98.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 20, 2016 11:58 PM (+lVUW)

66 If you're at work, you should keep your shirt on. I don't care if you're working outside and it's 110, and least have a wife beater on.

Yeah, you might think you have a hot bod, but news flash: you probably don't.
What's even worse, you take your shirt off, and all of your 5'8", 300lb co-workers then think it's OK to do so, and your coworkers of both sexes don't want to see that.

EVER.

So please guys, keep those shirts on.

/mowing the lawn also requires a shirt. Just sayin'
Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at April 20, 2016 11:56 PM (AHDxb)



well, if you are in the office, keep your sleeves down as well.


we should also have muffin top shaming. you are not permitted to wear a midriff if your belly extends outside the shirt and above your pant waist, ever.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 20, 2016 11:58 PM (vb33c)

67 I wonder how much those snotty little pricks would pay to actually do some real work out in the field, such as I did as a little kid.

Like baling and picking up hay and straw in 90+ heat with the sun bearing down and the humidity so high you couldn't stay still. Taking a break, you couldn't even stand still in the shade. The sweat evaporating (or trying to, in that humidity) would make a little cloud around so stuffy you'd pass out. You had to keep moving to keep air flow over you.

I remember inhaling 40+ oz Gatorade bottles in a just a few gulps. And was still thirsty.

I remember some gals brought that over, and just couldn't believe anybody could drink that much, much less in less that a minute. You ain't done shit, have you?, I asked.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 20, 2016 11:59 PM (DW+jj)

68 It's not you. It's me.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 20, 2016 11:59 PM (jVvcc)

69 >>nothing worse than when a guy takes his shirt off on the can like he has or is going to work up a real good sweat in there.


How do you poop?


With your shirt on?

Posted by: George Costanza at April 20, 2016 11:59 PM (4bzP6)

70 49 45
So, Socialists have a reduced ability to overide primitive impulses.

No wonder they hate the free market.

It works without the driving forces that they can't resist.

Posted by: eman at April 20, 2016 11:49 PM (MQEz6)

Their ideology cannot stand the idea of an eternal, objective truth that is not subject to the whims of the ruling elites. Something that "just works", and works repeatably and consistently must be based on such truth, therefore they have to replace it with anything else.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 20, 2016 11:52 PM (HalrA)

They have the wrong model in their heads. They think free markets are about competition (icky). They are not. Markets are a natural and very effective form of co-operation.

The prime driving force is not greed, it is freedom.

Posted by: eman at April 20, 2016 11:59 PM (MQEz6)

71 It's like the dietary advice for the past 40 years has been total bullshit or something. Maybe even actually bad for you or something.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 20, 2016 11:42 PM (DW+jj)



we should have some sort of reconciliation trials to punish everyone who imposed their lies on the country.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 21, 2016 12:00 AM (vb33c)

72 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2016 11:53 PM (n22zQ)


Is anyone else getting the idea that we might be able to pull the old Tom Sawyer trick on these guys?

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 21, 2016 12:00 AM (HalrA)

73 >>>My mother died at 93 and my father died one month short of 98.


And had they not eaten all of that shit they would've made it to 100

////

Sorry to hear they are gone

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 21, 2016 12:01 AM (voOPb)

74 "Clearly, I've not suffered the worst of what society can throw at a person."

Here's the think about privilege: someone always has it worse.

So you're living in the inner city and you're poor. Could be you're the most attractive female in the neighborhood, and can hook up with someone who can get you out of there.

Or maybe you're a drug dealer, but you have friends in the police force, so you never get busted.

Maybe you're a short, unattractive stuttering black with American Indian blood, but yet you have a genius I that will make you a millionaire some day.

Yes, someone will always have it better.

But someone will always have it worse as well.


Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at April 21, 2016 12:01 AM (AHDxb)

75 If I learned anything from this place, it's that The Guys Get Shirts.

it's about integrity, people.

INTEGRITY.

Posted by: garrett at April 21, 2016 12:01 AM (4bzP6)

76 we should have some sort of reconciliation trials to punish everyone who imposed their lies on the country.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 21, 2016 12:00 AM (vb33c)


At this point, I think we'll need an Inquisition.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 21, 2016 12:02 AM (HalrA)

77 Reading that from NY Post, clearly shows what Cruz was talking about relating to NY Values
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 20, 2016 11:56 PM (voOPb)


oh please, Cruz made and entirely unforced error when he stomped on his won dic, repeatedly with his new york values story. you may hav noticed the ny post was making fun of the people going to coachella so.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 21, 2016 12:02 AM (vb33c)

78 Why can't I continue lurkin'
admittedly cliche...

Thoughts and prayers to mom, MWR.

Posted by: Friendly Analyst at April 21, 2016 12:03 AM (tZkow)

79 I don't know what it would be like to grow up in a derelict building in
a dangerous neighbourhood, to have drug addicts for parents, to fear
for my safety while walking to school, to be openly despised for being
female, denied education or refused employment based on my skin colour
or gender. And while I am have been poor enough not to be able to afford
a car or health insurance, I have never been so poor I had to steal
food. Clearly, I've not suffered the worst of what society can throw at a
person.


Oddly, I've known people who fit all these markers, most of them are really decent people who work really hard at making it in life.

And if you suggested that they have a special experience that lets them understand the world better because of the hell they went through, they will tell you what an criminally stupid idiot you are. Except for the ones that may just decide to cut you.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 21, 2016 12:03 AM (OSOcC)

80 At this point, I think we'll need an Inquisition.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 21, 2016 12:02 AM (HalrA)


really all I want is a kangaroo court then literal scalping.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 21, 2016 12:03 AM (vb33c)

81 Bay Area, surrounded by foodies.

First thing: most of the food here is average, yo.

Second thing: I now think the words "so amazing" have fused into a single word.

Third thing: more Californians than you might think roll their eyes at these pretentious twits as they take their green.

Posted by: eman at April 21, 2016 12:03 AM (MQEz6)

82 45 So, Socialists have a reduced ability to overide primitive impulses.

Now Playing, at a university near you....

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Staring at the Lake in the rain at April 21, 2016 12:03 AM (rbPBV)

83 Well, my, my, my.

Posted by: Lt. Joe Kenda at April 21, 2016 12:04 AM (T/5A0)

84 Every bad neighborhood has a success story. Or a hundred.

Posted by: garrett at April 21, 2016 12:04 AM (4bzP6)

85 Every rose has its thorn, every night has its dawn, and every cowboy sings a sad, sad song.

I just made that up, of course.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 21, 2016 12:05 AM (DW+jj)

86 Is anyone else getting the idea that we might be able to pull the old Tom Sawyer trick on these guys?
Posted by: Cato
-------------

I'm sure the vineyard manager is laughing his ass off. I mean, it would be one thing if they volunteered to pick grapes for free... but they actually freaking pay for the privilege. Does anyone remember Al Capp's 'Schmoo'?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 21, 2016 12:05 AM (n22zQ)

87 Any Horde members near Manassas, VA? I'm heading down there tomorrow and will be there through Saturday for work. Looking for things to do to pass the time in the evenings.

Posted by: Iasonas at April 21, 2016 12:05 AM (9JlQ8)

88 >>Bay Area, surrounded by foodies.


Fuck them and their Sourdough.

I hate fucking Sourdough Bread.

Posted by: garrett at April 21, 2016 12:06 AM (4bzP6)

89 back from the airport

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2016 12:06 AM (Ozsfq)

90

How do you poop?


With your shirt on?
Posted by: George Costanza at April 20, 2016 11:59 PM (4bzP6)

With an iPad in hand reading AoS at 12:10am.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 21, 2016 12:06 AM (hlMPp)

91 Captain James T. Kirk: Bones, there's a... thing... out there.
Commander Leonard 'Bones' McCoy, M.D.: Why is any object we don't understand always called "a thing"?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 20, 2016 11:49 PM (k4M/B)


It is a meta-syntactic variable.

(Please clap)

Posted by: Kindltot at April 21, 2016 12:07 AM (OSOcC)

92
70 >>nothing worse than when a guy takes his shirt off on the can like he has or is going to work up a real good sweat in there.


How do you poop?


With your shirt on?
Posted by: George Costanza at April 20, 2016 11:59 PM (4bzP6)

Kind of a touchy subject this week.

Shirt can stay on, but pants really must be off.

Posted by: eman at April 21, 2016 12:07 AM (MQEz6)

93 There are people who pay to come pick grapes at a local vineyard. This experience is apparently fungible at tony cocktail parties, "Oh, I spent the week harvesting grapes at Snobby Vineyard".

Too bad the proles had to spend the week working at their jobs in order to pay property taxes.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2016 11:53 PM (n22zQ)



hardest hit $15/hour minimum wage employees

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 21, 2016 12:07 AM (vb33c)

94 So, not only did we think that it was necessary to remake The Magnificent Seven, but we figured you all needed a Three's Company movie, too.

You're welcome.

Posted by: Hollyweird at April 21, 2016 12:08 AM (H9MG5)

95 And if you suggested that they have a special experience that lets them understand the world better because of the hell they went through, they will tell you what an criminally stupid idiot you are. Except for the ones that may just decide to cut you.


Posted by: Kindltot at April 21, 2016 12:03 AM (OSOcC)


that which didn't kill me....

REALLY SUCKED....

Posted by: Don Q..... at April 21, 2016 12:09 AM (qf6WZ)

96 Shirts off during a dump. So would that be a shart then?

Posted by: andycanuck at April 21, 2016 12:09 AM (jVvcc)

97 88 Any Horde members near Manassas, VA? I'm heading down there tomorrow and will be there through Saturday for work. Looking for things to do to pass the time in the evenings.

Posted by: Iasonas at April 21, 2016 12:05 AM (9JlQ

Manassas. Si.

Elite Shooting Sports.

Haven't been there yet but supposedly it's a good range staffed on the front end with hotties.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 21, 2016 12:09 AM (hlMPp)

98 http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/25-Cent-Wonders-Patrick-Ballesteros-16.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 21, 2016 12:10 AM (bv0LL)

99 so why does anyone wear a wife beater anymore? or did they ever? does not do anything to keep your shirt clean.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 21, 2016 12:10 AM (vb33c)

100 Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 21, 2016 12:09 AM (hlMPp)

I haven't fired a weapon since the Boy Scouts :/

Posted by: Iasonas at April 21, 2016 12:10 AM (9JlQ8)

101 Harvard Student Asks Jewish Politician Why She Smells Bad


Anti-semitism alive and well.

Weasel Zippers

Haaarvaaard!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 21, 2016 12:10 AM (Ozsfq)

102 Only Godzilla can save us...

https://youtu.be/ysRIwlEBjuw

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 21, 2016 12:11 AM (bv0LL)

103
97 Shirts off during a dump. So would that be a shart then?

Posted by: andycanuck at April 21, 2016 12:09 AM (jVvcc)

Do we have any experts on the subject here tonight?

ace, you around??

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 21, 2016 12:11 AM (hlMPp)

104 >>I hate fucking Sourdough Bread.
-----
You're doing it wrong then Garrett

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 21, 2016 12:11 AM (voOPb)

105
Does anyone remember Al Capp's 'Schmoo'?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.


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

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 21, 2016 12:11 AM (k4M/B)

106 If you have a long tailed shirt on, and it's an Away Game situation?

Posted by: garrett at April 21, 2016 12:11 AM (4bzP6)

107 89 >>Bay Area, surrounded by foodies.


Fuck them and their Sourdough.

I hate fucking Sourdough Bread.

Posted by: garrett at April 21, 2016 12:06 AM (4bzP6)



You have to cut a hole in the end and pour in some olive oil, first.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2016 12:11 AM (EzgxV)

108 Posted by: eman at April 21, 2016 12:03 AM (MQEz6)

First thing to do whenever I get to the old 'hood in NY is run to get a slice. Californians have no clue how to make a good pizza.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 21, 2016 12:12 AM (EZebt)

109 Back when I was a kid, my father got a little deal to sack up wheat for a local feed and seed store. We'd save a few truck loads and sack them up, pretty much by hand and sell 50lbs.

The guy there discovered that a lot of these weekend warrior hunter types would pay much more for sacked wheat if it came in camouflaged bags. I mean 50% more or so. So he got a pile of those printed up and had us use those.

Well, it my job to do the sackin'. But Dad got the money. Told me it was a privilege of course, all that room and board I'd used over the years.

But idiots will pay money for things like that. And there are those there to exploit it. A fool and his money....

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 21, 2016 12:12 AM (DW+jj)

110 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 21, 2016 12:11 AM (voOPb)

[ X ]

Oooh, sorry.

We were looking for 'Then try the Seedless Rye.'.


Posted by: garrett at April 21, 2016 12:13 AM (4bzP6)

111 I hate fucking Sourdough Bread.

Posted by: garrett at April 21, 2016 12:06 AM (4bzP6)


so are you going through the crust or do you modify the loaf before you begin?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 21, 2016 12:13 AM (vb33c)

112
I haven't fired a weapon since the Boy Scouts :/
Posted by: Iasonas


What did they do to deserve it?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 21, 2016 12:13 AM (k4M/B)

113 There are people who pay to come pick grapes at a local vineyard. This experience is apparently fungible at tony cocktail parties, "Oh, I spent the week harvesting grapes at Snobby Vineyard".
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 20, 2016 11:53 PM (n22zQ)


Until I was 13 my parents had a small fruit farm. Rich people picking grapes to feel good is beyond patronizing and elitist.

California has a nice long growing season. These people can plant a nice home garden and get all "down with the earth" to their heart's content. It's a lot more work and commitment than spending a couple hours once a year at a vineyard, but they'd end up with a better tomatoes than they get in the grocery store.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 21, 2016 12:13 AM (+lVUW)

114 I hate fucking Sourdough Bread.

Posted by: garrett


Orf' wid' 'is 'ead!

Posted by: Emporer Norton at April 21, 2016 12:13 AM (OcD4G)

115 I haven't fired a weapon since the Boy Scouts :/

Posted by: Iasonas at April 21, 2016 12:10 AM (9JlQ

No better time then

Don't know what you're looking for so let me know. Grew up here so 99.9 percent of the stuff people find interesting in Manassas as well as DC I take for granted.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 21, 2016 12:14 AM (hlMPp)

116 mowing the lawn also requires a shirt. Just sayin'

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at April 20, 2016 11:56 PM (AHDxb)


I always knew some guys I wanted to watch weld with their shirts off.

Not for the bods, but for the deep, painful burns and scarring that would be the result. Arschlochs.

Oh, Shibumi, your hash looks Cyrillic. Score!

Posted by: Kindltot at April 21, 2016 12:14 AM (OSOcC)

117
RETURN MARTHA!!!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 21, 2016 12:15 AM (iQIUe)

118 >>We were looking for 'Then try the Seedless Rye.'.


Caraway seed puts hair on your chest

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 21, 2016 12:16 AM (voOPb)

119 Actually had a girl in high school that I caught watching me mow the lawn back in high school.



Damn I wish I knew her number.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 21, 2016 12:16 AM (hlMPp)

120 Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 21, 2016 12:14 AM (hlMPp)

I saw there are some craft breweries in the area. I definitely want to check those out. Any good restaurants?

Posted by: Iasonas at April 21, 2016 12:17 AM (9JlQ8)

121 that which didn't kill me....



REALLY SUCKED....
Posted by: Don Q..... at April 21, 2016 12:09 AM (qf6WZ)


F***king A

What doesn't kill you cripples or scars you for life.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 21, 2016 12:17 AM (OSOcC)

122 Actually had a girl in high school that I caught watching me mow the lawn back in high school.



Damn I wish I knew her number.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 21, 2016 12:16 AM (hlMPp)




is that a euphemism? how do you know she was not just bored?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 21, 2016 12:18 AM (vb33c)

123 @113 At a meeting of scout leaders, I announced that we were getting together a Scout Shooting Program.

And the district camp director said, "Good. It's about time somebody took out some of the little bastards."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 21, 2016 12:18 AM (xq1UY)

124 Well I finally saw the trailer for the new Ghostbusters movie and they manage to ruin two great scenes in one go.

Remember the New York Public Library with its librarian ghost? Remember Slimer doing his kamikaze attack on Dr. Peter Venkman?

Well in this one the floating ghostly librarian goes from being a pretty cool floating apparition before transforming and throwing up green slime that hits the female Venkman character.

Yeah I'll totally pass on this movie.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 21, 2016 12:18 AM (bv0LL)

125 So over on Fark, the always compassionate, caring and inclusive liberals are expressing their "best" wishes to John Stossel after he announced he is in the hospital undergoing treatment for lung cancer. He wrote an article on some of the issues he is having due to governmental bureaucracy.

Posted by: Darth Randall at April 21, 2016 12:20 AM (KlVdw)

126 122 that which didn't kill me....



REALLY SUCKED....
Posted by: Don Q..... at April 21, 2016 12:09 AM (qf6WZ)

F***king A

What doesn't kill you cripples or scars you for life.
Posted by: Kindltot at April 21, 2016 12:17 AM (OSOcC)

Yes, and the pleasure one gets is in planning on how hard-to-get-along-with you plan on being later on, when the ship comes in. Having paid dues and all.

Posted by: Somewhat irritated at April 21, 2016 12:20 AM (J3UIw)

127 And old gal around here who ran a country type store used to talk about some idiot mowing his lawn. Her father-in-law had built a golf course around there, and they made a housing development all around it. So she got some neighbors over the years.

One dude took to using his push mower and wearing a little man-thong. You know, the proverbial banana hammock.

Well, she and some of the other fixed him. I think they called the damn sheriff on him and they sent a deputy out to have a talkin' to. Son, nobody wants to see your junk a hangin' like that.

We razzed her for years about that.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 21, 2016 12:21 AM (DW+jj)

128 Yeah I'll totally pass on this movie.

Posted by: Anna Puma


Some of us foresaw the potential problems from the news of a green light.

Some of us look like geniuses now.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 21, 2016 12:21 AM (OcD4G)

129 Oh thanks guys. I have been having a really bad week. Sprained my ankle Monday, Tuesday the septic or plumbing was backing up, hubby is not recovering from back/spinal surgery and things just not good. I've been telling myself that old cliché "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger", but I like the above comments - "that which didn't kill me -- REALLY SUCKED and leaves scars!
thank you for a good belly laugh!

Posted by: alamogordo at April 21, 2016 12:21 AM (dZt+8)

130 Anna, have a listen to this. Sorry no cat girls.

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

Posted by: Kindltot at April 21, 2016 12:22 AM (OSOcC)

131 So over on Fark, the always compassionate, caring and inclusive liberals are expressing their "best" wishes to John Stossel ...
Posted by: Darth Randall


You expected otherwise?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 21, 2016 12:23 AM (OcD4G)

132 alamogordo

You guys hang in there

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 21, 2016 12:23 AM (voOPb)

133 121 Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 21, 2016 12:14 AM (hlMPp)

I saw there are some craft breweries in the area. I definitely want to check those out. Any good restaurants?

Posted by: Iasonas at April 21, 2016 12:17 AM (9JlQ

Haven't been there in a couple of years but Okras in Olde Towne Manassas used to be really good. New Orleans/Cajun dishes. It's still open but I can't vouch for the quality now.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 21, 2016 12:23 AM (hlMPp)

134 Anna, have you a post on the GITS movie?

Pls post a link if so.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 21, 2016 12:24 AM (OcD4G)

135 Can you get a yeast infection fcuking sourdough bread?

Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at April 21, 2016 12:25 AM (Xo1Rt)

136 Happy-ish Wed Evening, all y'all ...

Posted by: Adriane the Good Fences Critic ... at April 21, 2016 12:25 AM (AoK0a)

137 is that a euphemism? how do you know she was not just bored?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 21, 2016 12:18 AM (vb33c)

Talking to neighbors years later and they said it was a common occurrence.

And I would put dollars to donuts she came out of her shell and is hot now.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 21, 2016 12:25 AM (hlMPp)

138 Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 21, 2016 12:25 AM (hlMPp)

Ah. She's probably a lesbian by now. Divorced twice and two kids.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at April 21, 2016 12:26 AM (Xo1Rt)

139 Current applications of "thing" stem from black slang as delivered in some pretty good soul music of the mid-late 60's. An object of concern is a "thing" (thang). It's your thing. Already not new in "Airplane" 1980. Needed a translator though.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 20, 2016 11:57 PM (xq1UY)


I also remember "Do your own thing." as a slogan from the '60's. Typical millenials; they think history started in 1990.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2016 12:26 AM (UsLZp)

140 Which Ghost in the Shell movie? There were three in Japan, last one being Solid State Society. Or are you talking the live-action that has all the super offended snowflakes up in arms because ScarJo might be Major Motoko Kusanagi of Public Security Section 9?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 21, 2016 12:27 AM (bv0LL)

141
No one won PowerBall so the Sat jackpot is now $100,747,200 after federal taxes.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 21, 2016 12:27 AM (iQIUe)

142 alamogordo - Anything consoling that I might say would sound like a platitude.

I am sympathetic though. It seems that all of the bad/difficult stuff lands at one time. Sooner or later it all settles back down. Try to hang tough.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 21, 2016 12:27 AM (n22zQ)

143 I hope shorts are okay. I like the extra "room" if you know what I mean.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at April 21, 2016 12:28 AM (Xo1Rt)

144 Women are really getting the short in of the stick under Progressive World, yet they take this shite. smh

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 21, 2016 12:28 AM (iQIUe)

145 Or are you talking the live-action that has all the super offended snowflakes up in arms because ScarJo might be Major Motoko Kusanagi of Public Security Section 9?

Posted by: Anna Puma


ScarJo a GoGo.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 21, 2016 12:28 AM (OcD4G)

146 >>I also remember "Do your own thing." as a slogan from the '60's.
>> Typical millenials; they think history started in 1990.

Hell, I came up with that three sheets in the wind in a cheap motel banging a waitress I'd just picked up.

Posted by: Don Draper at April 21, 2016 12:29 AM (DW+jj)

147 Can you get a yeast infection fcuking sourdough bread?

I'd bake it first ... just to be on the safe side ...

Posted by: Adriane the NTTAWWT Critic ... at April 21, 2016 12:29 AM (AoK0a)

148 I think they called the damn sheriff on him and they sent a deputy out
to have a talkin' to. Son, nobody wants to see your junk a hangin' like
that.
--

Oh.
My.
God.

Why would you ever wear one of those?

Why would you ever wear one of those and think it's appropriate to do so while mowing the lawn? Where people can see you?

Please guys, think of the children.

There are things they should not have to see, and half naked men mowing lawns is one of them.


Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at April 21, 2016 12:30 AM (AHDxb)

149
It's your thing, do what you wanna do.
I can't tell you, who to sock it to.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 21, 2016 12:30 AM (k4M/B)

150 My only minor binque is that that promo pic of ScarJo was insanely ugly.

... Though the flight jacket is somewhat hopeful.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 21, 2016 12:31 AM (OcD4G)

151
Tranny Bathroom Brawl:

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

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 21, 2016 12:31 AM (iQIUe)

152 132 So over on Fark, the always compassionate, caring and inclusive liberals are expressing their "best" wishes to John Stossel ...
Posted by: Darth Randall

You expected otherwise?
Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 21, 2016 12:23 AM (OcD4G)


I'm just impressed to know that Fark still exists.

Posted by: AD at April 21, 2016 12:32 AM (GuEFf)

153
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at April 21, 2016 12:26 AM (Xo1Rt)

Really wouldn't surprise me. I'm quiet and reserved but she was painfully so.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 21, 2016 12:32 AM (hlMPp)

154 I'm just impressed to know that Fark still exists.

Posted by: AD


Too true. reddit has overtaken the niche with moar snark, and moar conformity.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 21, 2016 12:33 AM (OcD4G)

155 >>I also remember "Do your own thing." as a slogan from the '60's.
>> Typical millenials; they think history started in 1990.


I remember WPDQ, Jacksonville using it as a station advert / slogan ...

Posted by: Adriane the History Critic ... at April 21, 2016 12:33 AM (AoK0a)

156 In regards to the impending live action Ghost in the Shell movie, they can't underwhelm me anymore than Solid State Society did.

http://annapuna.blogspot.com/2007/06/gits-solid-state-society.html

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 21, 2016 12:33 AM (bv0LL)

157
Homo High School?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBf0uS2QLD0

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 21, 2016 12:34 AM (iQIUe)

158 In regards to the impending live action Ghost in the Shell movie, they can't underwhelm me anymore than Solid State Society did.

http://annapuna.blogspot.com/2007/06/gits-solid-state-society.html
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 21, 2016 12:33 AM (bv0LL)



so it is about crabs?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 21, 2016 12:34 AM (vb33c)

159 149: Yep, that's a lesson for any dudes who have ideas that the wommyns are like the myns about shit like that. A hot babe pushing a lawnmower or anything half or all naked would tickle my pickle big time.

With the women, not so much. That woman and her friends, besides being just disgusted, mocked and ridiculed that. What a little sissy fag, they said, prissing around like.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 21, 2016 12:35 AM (DW+jj)

160 Y5????

Do you have bisque on the brain?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 21, 2016 12:36 AM (bv0LL)

161
Where's the AoShq Gender Neutral Bathroom?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 21, 2016 12:36 AM (iQIUe)

162 162
Where's the AoShq Gender Neutral Bathroom?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 21, 2016 12:36 AM (iQIUe)



Off the balcony.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2016 12:38 AM (EzgxV)

163 My mother died at 93 and my father died one month short of 98.

Sounds like my folks-- Mum turns 90 today and Dad turns 95 in June.

Posted by: Prince Chuck, aka Camilla's Boy-Toy at April 21, 2016 12:38 AM (3C9q2)

164 Do you have bisque on the brain?
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 21, 2016 12:36 AM (bv0LL)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fgon-jEdnzQ

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 21, 2016 12:39 AM (vb33c)

165 Where's the AoShq Gender Neutral Bathroom?
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 21, 2016 12:36 AM (iQIUe)


Down the hall, way down on the left side, past the worn spot on the linoleum, there is a niche with a Norfolk Pine in a terracotta pot. Make sure you have your own TP, plastic bag and pack it out afterwards.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 21, 2016 12:39 AM (OSOcC)

166 Where's the AoShq Gender Neutral Bathroom?

Het toilet is oder yaar. De toilet is oder haar.

Posted by: Adriane the Language Critic ... at April 21, 2016 12:39 AM (AoK0a)

167 Could be worse. Could be in German.
Immanuel Kant's noumenon, the observable phenomenon subject to speculative reason, but it is not the Thing In Itself: Das Ding an Sich.

Er ist euer Ding. Du wach ju Vanadu.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 21, 2016 12:39 AM (xq1UY)

168 I ding, therefore I'm sich.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 21, 2016 12:41 AM (jVvcc)

169 Where's the AoShq Gender Neutral Bathroom?



its called the barrel

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 21, 2016 12:42 AM (vb33c)

170
Where's the AoShq Gender Neutral Bathroom?
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang!


You're soaking in it.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 21, 2016 12:42 AM (k4M/B)

171 Ding is from Vanatu?

Posted by: Kindltot at April 21, 2016 12:42 AM (OSOcC)

172 'Night horde.

Have a great Thursday.

Kick a liberal in their teeth....physically or mentally. Same same.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 21, 2016 12:43 AM (hlMPp)

173 Where's the AoShq Gender Neutral Bathroom?
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang!

You're soaking in it.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 21, 2016 12:42 AM (k4M/B)



you know, commenting does feel like writing on a bathroom wall.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 21, 2016 12:43 AM (vb33c)

174 Thanks again for the nice wishes sent my way. We will endeavor to persevere or whatever.
We have weathered worse, it just all comes in a bunch. I love this place, gives me a giggle when I need to feel happy.

Posted by: alamogordo at April 21, 2016 12:44 AM (dZt+8)

175 Ding is from Vanatu?

That explains the accent but not the fashion sense ...

Posted by: Adriane the Language Critic ... at April 21, 2016 12:44 AM (AoK0a)

176 Here I sit, broken hearted.....

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 21, 2016 12:44 AM (DW+jj)

177 And another day of soul-killing suckitude draws to a completely unremarkable end. The best part is getting to do it all over again tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day, and the next...

Posted by: Insomniac at April 21, 2016 12:45 AM (0mRoj)

178 you know, commenting does feel like writing on a bathroom wall.

But we don't have to aim for the coveted "grout" spots that take a better mark.

sleep well all.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 21, 2016 12:45 AM (OSOcC)

179 Is it hot in here ?

Posted by: the spatchcocked chicken at April 21, 2016 12:46 AM (dULJN)

180
The head of a student group at Harvard Law School asked Israeli lawmaker Tzipi Livni, at a panel event on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, "How is it that you are so smelly?"

http://goo.gl/xosFaH

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Can you believe this shit??

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 21, 2016 12:46 AM (iQIUe)

181 He who writes on Ace's walls...

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 21, 2016 12:46 AM (xq1UY)

182 I was just wondering... is there any record of Harriet Tubman going in male drag while making her runs? We might be able to score a Social Justice threefer here boys.

Posted by: mugiwara at April 21, 2016 12:48 AM (CFl8c)

183
Thoughts and prayers out to MWR's mother.

Posted by: Darth Randall at April 21, 2016 12:48 AM (KlVdw)

184 Where's the AoShq Gender Neutral Bathroom?

Around the corner from the Gender Neutral Kitteh Litter Box. Do not do your business in the kitteh box, as kittehs, gender-neutral or otherwise, have been known to get curious about hoomins' private parts.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 21, 2016 12:48 AM (3C9q2)

185 Insomniac at April 21, 2016 12:45 AM (0mRoj)

Hot dang! They let you kill souls!!!!???!

They only let me put little black dots on them ... in, ahem, washable magic markers ....

Posted by: Adriane the Religious Critic ... at April 21, 2016 12:48 AM (AoK0a)

186 Lest I forget, cake-fag needs a Krazy Glue suppository.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2016 12:51 AM (UsLZp)

187 I brought home Italian sausages from Ralph's and noticed they say FAG on them. Not sure what it all means.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 21, 2016 12:53 AM (sl+zA)

188 The head of a student group at Harvard Law School asked Israeli lawmaker Tzipi Livni, at a panel event on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, "How is it that you are so smelly?"

http://goo.gl/xosFaH

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Can you believe this shit??


Harvard Law is second-rate-- you should see what we learned to do at Yale Law School.

Posted by: Bill and Hillary, Proud YLS Alums at April 21, 2016 12:54 AM (3C9q2)

189 Lest I forget, cake-fag needs a Krazy Glue suppository.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


No, he needs to find an ounce of humility by (s)himself. Something that can't be forced.

And something that can't be expected of those that seek power for power's sake.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 21, 2016 12:54 AM (OcD4G)

190 So I wonder, from now on will Kindergarten registrations have female, male or other?

Posted by: donna at April 21, 2016 12:56 AM (O2RFr)

191 Ah yes, I remember well when my parents asked me to decide if I wanted to be a boy or a girl.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 21, 2016 12:57 AM (DW+jj)

192 In spite of the manifest PC pressure to put Harriet Tubman on a bill, when one someone comments on it, I reply, "Yes, well, it's about time that a slave-owning Democrat should be replaced by a Republican woman".

The reaction so far has been silence. They can't think of anything to say that will not strip a mental cog.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 21, 2016 01:00 AM (9mTYi)

193 you know, commenting does feel like writing on a bathroom wall.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 21, 2016 12:43 AM (vb33c)


Here I sit, sideways farted.
Thought it was gas. Totally sharted.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 21, 2016 01:01 AM (J+mig)

194 Ah yes, I remember well when my parents asked me to decide if I wanted to be a boy or a girl.

You, too?

When I was asked I answered proudly, "A boy!"

To which Papa Basura smiled and said, "Then go get a fuckin' haircut, you Goddam hippie!"

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 21, 2016 01:02 AM (YJmuy)

195 So I wonder, from now on will Kindergarten registrations have female, male or other?

Posted by: donna at April 21, 2016 12:56 AM (O2RFr)


I remember when this was considered both funny and true, rather than a microagression or H8 speach:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_cs2pGXneA

Posted by: The K Hat at April 21, 2016 01:05 AM (vBeA5)

196 I also remember "Do your own thing." as a slogan from the '60's. Typical millenials; they think history started in 1990.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2016 12:26 AM (UsLZp)


Anglo-Saxons and Vikings called their governing councils a Thing. I believe Norway still uses the word as well.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 21, 2016 01:06 AM (J+mig)

197
No, he needs to find an ounce of humility by (s)himself. Something that can't be forced.

And something that can't be expected of those that seek power for power's sake.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 21, 2016 12:54 AM (OcD4G)


He's a felon. Attempted extortion. So let the punishment fit the crime. He defines himself by his azzhole; so stop it up, permanently.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2016 01:07 AM (UsLZp)

198 How uncreative is that? "What do we call this governing meeting?" "I don't know. Just say we're having a thing."

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 21, 2016 01:07 AM (J+mig)

199 Anglo-Saxons and Vikings called their governing councils a Thing. I believe Norway still uses the word as well.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel /i]

Somehow I don't think "Rape and Pillage" is still a viable CV 'thing' anymore.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 21, 2016 01:08 AM (OcD4G)

200 @182 Queers next. You might as well start speculating who will be the chosen representative, and on what denomination. They all mutter "Lincoln was gay," but somehow I don't think he'll be Gay Enough for the money.

Cash is under a lot of pressure, isn't it? Less relevant all the time, tracking tapes added, they may drop the Hundred "for the children." And, now this. Plus, it ain't worth nothin'.

The resentment angle is deliberate. I listened to the head of the Smithsonian African American History and Culture hold forth on NPR today, and there were no olive branches being extended. "This is a way to learn a lesson that we are not the same nation we once were." So, get ready for more money-larnin'.

If we really had more heroes than we had spaces to commemorate them, I'd strongly suggest a $200 bill, and bringing back the $500 with a new design. But this is not about the uses of money, only its ability to satisfy a constituency.

The good news? There are now no Democrats on US paper money.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 21, 2016 01:08 AM (xq1UY)

201 On the Liberty Hall side bar item: Parliament actually overthrew two kings. Took a civil war and a revolution, although a quick one.

Hint: what was the last time England was successfully invaded? No, it wasn't 1066.

Chopped the one, expelled the other. One was succeeded by a military dictatorship. The other was succeeded by a cousin and a half aunt.

Posted by: Mr. Midshipman Hornblower at April 21, 2016 01:09 AM (brIR5)

202 Walking the adorable Miss Sophie around the local lake today, I was surprised to encounter one of my lesbian neighbors strolling with a guy. She introduced him as "My brother-in-law". My brain had real trouble processing that. I didn't ask, and I still do not know if he was the husband of a sister, or her wife's (or 'husbands') brother. I was afraid to ask, as I had no idea how to phrase the question.

Down the rabbit hole, indeed.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 21, 2016 01:10 AM (9mTYi)

203 Somehow I don't think "Rape and Pillage" is still a viable CV 'thing' anymore.


Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 21, 2016 01:08 AM (OcD4G)


Sure it is. You just change the phrasing to "sex-positive redistributionist."

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 21, 2016 01:10 AM (J+mig)

204 192 In spite of the manifest PC pressure to put Harriet Tubman on a bill, when one someone comments on it, I reply, "Yes, well, it's about time that a slave-owning Democrat should be replaced by a Republican woman".

The reaction so far has been silence. They can't think of anything to say that will not strip a mental cog.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 21, 2016 01:00 AM (9mTYi)



I would welcome that reasoning if it were any other man on the bill -- but I believe that our Central Bank should be continually reminded of the man who wrote:



"It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purposes. Distinctions in society will always exist under every just government. Equality of talents, of education, or of wealth can not be produced by human institutions. In the full enjoyment of the gifts of Heaven and the fruits of superior industry, economy, and virtue, every man is equally entitled to protection by law; but when the laws undertake to add to these natural and just advantages artificial distinctions, to grant titles, gratuities, and exclusive privileges, to make the rich richer and the potent more powerful, the humble members of society--the farmers, mechanics, and laborers--who have neither the time nor the means of securing like favors to themselves, have a right to complain of the injustice of their Government. There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses. If it would confine itself to equal protection, and, as Heaven does its rains, shower its favors alike on the high and the low, the rich and the poor, it would be an unqualified blessing. In the act before me there seems to be a wide and unnecessary departure from these just principles.

Nor is our Government to be maintained or our Union preserved by invasions of the rights and powers of the several States. In thus attempting to make our General Government strong we make it weak. Its true strength consists in leaving individuals and States as much as possible to themselves--in making itself felt, not in its power, but in its beneficence; not in its control, but in its protection; not in binding the States more closely to the center, but leaving each to move unobstructed in its proper orbit.

Experience should teach us wisdom. Most of the difficulties our Government now encounters and most of the dangers which impend over our Union have sprung from an abandonment of the legitimate objects of Government by our national legislation, and the adoption of such principles as are embodied in this act. Many of our rich men have not been content with equal protection and equal benefits, but have besought us to make them richer by act of Congress. By attempting to gratify their desires we have in the results of our legislation arrayed section against section, interest against interest, and man against man, in a fearful commotion which threatens to shake the foundations of our Union. It is time to pause in our career to review our principles, and if possible revive that devoted patriotism and spirit of compromise which distinguished the sages of the Revolution and the fathers of our Union. If we can not at once, in justice to interests vested under improvident legislation, make our Government what it ought to be, we can at least take a stand against all new grants of monopolies and exclusive privileges, against any prostitution of our Government to the advancement of the few at the expense of the many, and in favor of compromise and gradual reform in our code of laws and system of political economy.

I have now done my duty to my country. If sustained by my fellow-citizens, I shall be grateful and happy; if not, I shall find in the motives which impel me ample grounds for contentment and peace. In the difficulties which surround us and the dangers which threaten our institutions there is cause for neither dismay nor alarm. For relief and deliverance let us firmly rely on that kind Providence which I am sure watches with peculiar care over the destinies of our Republic, and on the intelligence and wisdom of our countrymen. Through His abundant goodness and their patriotic devotion our liberty and Union will be preserved."



....when he vetoed the reauthorization of a previous Central Bank.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2016 01:11 AM (EzgxV)

205 Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2016 01:11 AM (EzgxV)


Jackson was a lot better than people give him credit for these days. It's sad that he's been so soundly vilified.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 21, 2016 01:13 AM (J+mig)

206 cthulhu - Oh I would be fine if Jackson stayed right where he is. I admire the guy. BUT, given an opportunity to tweak the twits, I will make the best use of it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 21, 2016 01:13 AM (9mTYi)

207 cthulhu - Oh I would be fine if Jackson stayed right where he is. I admire the guy. BUT, given an opportunity to tweak the twits, I will make the best use of it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 21, 2016 01:13 AM (9mTYi)


I suggested this morning in Ace's thread on the topic that choosing Tubman as the "woman of color" to replace a "dead white male" amounts to something like an "own goal" on the part of the Left, because it leaves them open to such barbs.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2016 01:16 AM (UsLZp)

208 205 Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2016 01:11 AM (EzgxV)


Jackson was a lot better than people give him credit for these days. It's sad that he's been so soundly vilified.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 21, 2016 01:13 AM (J+mig)



Jackson was a cast-iron sonofabitch. It is hard to number the individuals in Washington, today, that he would have shot dead with his own hand rather than listen to their blathering.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2016 01:17 AM (EzgxV)

209 I have to admit there's a lot to not like about Jackson. But he's only in the cross-hairs by accident. It's not as if some committee came up with "This Jackson has to go. Whoever could we replace him with?"

But, no matter his personal foibles or national policies, without his reckless daring, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi would not be part of the country. I'm surprised to hear nothing from that part of the nation. Are all the native Americans gone from there?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 21, 2016 01:19 AM (xq1UY)

210 cthulhu - Oh I would be fine if Jackson stayed right where he is. I admire the guy. BUT, given an opportunity to tweak the twits, I will make the best use of it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 21, 2016 01:13 AM (9mTYi)


He should have been replaced by Charles Curtis

Posted by: The Vice-Hat at April 21, 2016 01:19 AM (vBeA5)

211 Jackson was a cast-iron sonofabitch. It is hard to number the individuals in Washington, today, that he would have shot dead with his own hand rather than listen to their blathering.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2016 01:17 AM (EzgxV)


Any locks of hair, etc., to be found of his? Cloning might be in order.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2016 01:20 AM (UsLZp)

212 First thing to do whenever I get to the old 'hood in NY is run to get a slice. Californians have no clue how to make a good pizza.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 21, 2016 12:12 AM (EZebt)

There are only eight counties where you can get real New York style pizza. Everything else might as well be Chicago.

Posted by: Mr. Midshipman Hornblower at April 21, 2016 01:23 AM (brIR5)

213 Anglo-Saxons and Vikings called their governing councils a Thing. I believe Norway still uses the word as well.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel

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So do the wops - Cosa Nuestra.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 21, 2016 01:27 AM (iQIUe)

214 So I'm watching Mission Impossible Rogue nation, and I am so enamored of this actress Rebecca Ferguson that I may just faint.

Question: Am I retarded or is there merit to this feeling?

Posted by: Sharkman at April 21, 2016 01:28 AM (QWtgr)

215 Funny how the left believes in "privilege"; how they insist that "white people have an unfair advantage"...

...and yet, they go purple in the face if they hear that white people have higher IQs. "THOSE STUDIES ARE ALL DONE BY RACISTS!"

Damn. I'm just agreeing with them, and they go all apoplectic.

Posted by: RKae at April 21, 2016 01:29 AM (OmS1o)

216 First thing to do whenever I get to the old 'hood in NY is run to get a slice. Californians have no clue how to make a good pizza.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 21, 2016 12:12 AM (EZebt)

There are only eight counties where you can get real New York style pizza. Everything else might as well be Chicago.
Posted by: Mr. Midshipman Hornblower


Which is a coincidence in that there are 88,000+ locations that New Yorkers inhabit and find it intolerable. G_dforbid a New Yorker finds contentment outside of his head.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 21, 2016 01:29 AM (OcD4G)

217 Thanks for the content Maet. The Molly Hemingway hate cake link was very delish!

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 21, 2016 01:32 AM (A5Xf+)

218 The old Mission Impossible, the real one, the series, is much better than the mess Tom Cruise and company made of it. MeTV runs it every so often, although it's not in the lineup now.

It had Barbara Bain, then several babes of the day when she left. Leslie Ann Warren, Lynda Day George, and even Lee Meriweather for a few episodes.

They offered Peter Graves a part in the new movie, and he turned it down in disgust when he read it. Martin Landau was mortified and Greg Morris walked out of the theater during a screening.

That's what the real Mission Impossible guys thought of the movie version.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 21, 2016 01:34 AM (DW+jj)

219 211 Jackson was a cast-iron sonofabitch. It is hard to number the individuals in Washington, today, that he would have shot dead with his own hand rather than listen to their blathering.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2016 01:17 AM (EzgxV)


Any locks of hair, etc., to be found of his? Cloning might be in order.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2016 01:20 AM (UsLZp)



According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Jackson , Jackson built a home and the first general store in Gallatin, TN. Let's see.....what have I heard about that city recently? http://money.cnn.com/2015/12/17/news/companies/beretta-guns-factory-tennessee-maryland/


Yeah, we could use a thousand Andrew Jacksons....but God only made one.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2016 01:35 AM (EzgxV)

220 Best wishes to MWR's mother and her whole family

Posted by: chemjeff at April 21, 2016 01:35 AM (uAvJJ)

221 Yeah, we could use a thousand Andrew Jacksons....but God only made one.

We could also use a thousand Harriet Tubmans ... but instead we get Peggy Joseph!

Posted by: Adriane the History Critic ... at April 21, 2016 01:38 AM (AoK0a)

222 First thing to do whenever I get to the old 'hood in NY is run to get a slice. Californians have no clue how to make a good pizza.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 21, 2016 12:12 AM (EZebt)


They have major problems with cheese steaks, too, which I just don't get since cheese steaks are about the simplest thing in the world to make. And I remember getting to Berkeley and ordering a hot dog, which they immediately threw in some retarded humidifier. WTF was that about? They did the same thing with a corned beef sandwich. They actually served me a soggy corned beef sandwich ... and smiled when they handed it to me.

The thing that I did get a kick out of in California, though, was how traffic would stop if I even thought of stepping into the street. That was surreal.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 21, 2016 01:38 AM (zc3Db)

223 212 First thing to do whenever I get to the old 'hood in NY is run to get a slice. Californians have no clue how to make a good pizza.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 21, 2016 12:12 AM (EZebt)

There are only eight counties where you can get real New York style pizza. Everything else might as well be Chicago.

Posted by: Mr. Midshipman Hornblower at April 21, 2016 01:23 AM (brIR5)



In Silicon Valley, there are two establishments that do NY-style pizza well -- Giovanni's (Lawrence Expressway, north of 101) and Slice of New York (2 locations). I hope you're counting Santa Clara County, CA, as one of those eight counties.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2016 01:38 AM (EzgxV)

224 Jackson's nickname was "Old Hickory". He and Davy Crockett didn't see eye to eye. Well, Col. David Crockett wouldn't take too kindly to being called "Davy" they say. You can think Disney for that.

Jackson had a temper, and he dueled many times, although he won them all, but he had bullet holes and fragments all in his body. He was known for "blood curdling oaths" calling on the Almighty to rain down hell fire and destruction upon his enemies.

He said his only regrets in life were that he was unable to shoot Henry Clay or hang John. C. Calhoun.

His opponents purposely tried to provoke into killing someone during the presidential election.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 21, 2016 01:41 AM (DW+jj)

225 Re: the came

I haven't seen it mentioned before, but what about the icing under the word "fag"... It appears to me that it is a second attempt, because the icing looks to be swiped over.

No self repecting came decorator would do their artwork over that crummy canvas.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 21, 2016 01:43 AM (A5Xf+)

226 They talk about "civility" and all that bullshit, and how divided we are, and all the mean talk.

We're pussies, absolute little sissy fembois wearing panties and prancing compared to the men who built this damn country and conquered it.

They were men. And bad ass motherfuckers.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 21, 2016 01:44 AM (DW+jj)

227 Came=cake

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 21, 2016 01:44 AM (A5Xf+)

228 222 First thing to do whenever I get to the old 'hood in NY is run to get a slice. Californians have no clue how to make a good pizza.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 21, 2016 12:12 AM (EZebt)

They have major problems with cheese steaks, too, which I just don't get since cheese steaks are about the simplest thing in the world to make. And I remember getting to Berkeley and ordering a hot dog, which they immediately threw in some retarded humidifier. WTF was that about? They did the same thing with a corned beef sandwich. They actually served me a soggy corned beef sandwich ... and smiled when they handed it to me.

The thing that I did get a kick out of in California, though, was how traffic would stop if I even thought of stepping into the street. That was surreal.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 21, 2016 01:38 AM (zc3Db)



Come to the south bay!!! St. John's Bar and Grill in Sunnyvale on Lawrence (north of Central); and Amato's Cheesesteaks in San Jose on Saratoga both have great cheesesteaks.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2016 01:45 AM (EzgxV)

229


In Silicon Valley, there are two establishments that do NY-style pizza well -- Giovanni's (Lawrence Expressway, north of 101) and Slice of New York (2 locations). I hope you're counting Santa Clara County, CA, as one of those eight counties.
Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2016 01:38 AM (EzgxV)

There is a New York style pizza place in San Mateo.

It ain't that good, yo.

Posted by: eman at April 21, 2016 01:45 AM (MQEz6)

230 Thought I'd wave hello for the night, in case I don't get another chance.

*waves*

Hello.

Posted by: mindful webworker - present, tense at April 21, 2016 01:45 AM (5a8XA)

231
224 Jackson's nickname was "Old Hickory". He and Davy Crockett didn't see eye to eye. Well, Col. David Crockett wouldn't take too kindly to being called "Davy" they say. You can think Disney for that.

Jackson had a temper, and he dueled many times, although he won them all, but he had bullet holes and fragments all in his body. He was known for "blood curdling oaths" calling on the Almighty to rain down hell fire and destruction upon his enemies.

He said his only regrets in life were that he was unable to shoot Henry Clay or hang John. C. Calhoun.

His opponents purposely tried to provoke into killing someone during the presidential election.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 21, 2016 01:41 AM (DW+jj)



And.....especially as compared to our current crop of candidates....the problem with that would be......?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2016 01:46 AM (EzgxV)

232 The old Mission Impossible, the real one, the series, is much better than the mess Tom Cruise and company made of it. MeTV runs it every so often, although it's not in the lineup now.

It had Barbara Bain, then several babes of the day when she left. Leslie Ann Warren, Lynda Day George, and even Lee Meriweather for a few episodes.

They offered Peter Graves a part in the new movie, and he turned it down in disgust when he read it. Martin Landau was mortified and Greg Morris walked out of the theater during a screening.

That's what the real Mission Impossible guys thought of the movie version.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 21, 2016 01:34 AM (DW+jj)


I actually liked the first movie. Hated the second, though.

Posted by: The Impossible Hat Force at April 21, 2016 01:46 AM (vBeA5)

233 And.....especially as compared to our current crop of candidates....the problem with that would be......?
Posted by: cthulhu


The Uniparty only has eyes for you.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 21, 2016 01:48 AM (OcD4G)

234 They were men. And bad ass motherfuckers.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius)

I see them as everyday people, who answered the call of history when history came calling.

Not sure if that call would be answered in this day and age.

Posted by: AmeriDan at April 21, 2016 01:49 AM (A5Xf+)

235 Come to the south bay!!! St. John's Bar and Grill in Sunnyvale on Lawrence (north of Central); and Amato's Cheesesteaks in San Jose on Saratoga both have great cheesesteaks.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2016 01:45 AM (EzgxV)


Thanks for the info but I left Cali in 1985 and haven't been back.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 21, 2016 01:49 AM (zc3Db)

236 229


In Silicon Valley, there are two establishments that do NY-style pizza well -- Giovanni's (Lawrence Expressway, north of 101) and Slice of New York (2 locations). I hope you're counting Santa Clara County, CA, as one of those eight counties.
Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2016 01:38 AM (EzgxV)

There is a New York style pizza place in San Mateo.

It ain't that good, yo.

Posted by: eman at April 21, 2016 01:45 AM (MQEz6)



Yeah, there are a bunch of wannabe NY style down here, too. Them, I don't talk about. [*cough* Amici's *cough*]

Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2016 01:50 AM (EzgxV)

237 Yeah, there are a bunch of wannabe NY style down here, too. Them, I don't talk about. [*cough* Amici's *cough*]
Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2016 01:50 AM (EzgxV)

Yup.

Delfina's is okay, but just barely.

Posted by: eman at April 21, 2016 01:53 AM (MQEz6)

238 235 Come to the south bay!!! St. John's Bar and Grill in Sunnyvale on Lawrence (north of Central); and Amato's Cheesesteaks in San Jose on Saratoga both have great cheesesteaks.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2016 01:45 AM (EzgxV)

Thanks for the info but I left Cali in 1985 and haven't been back.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 21, 2016 01:49 AM (zc3Db)



'85-'95 was a great decade to live here....and '95-'05 was still coolsville, though the rot was setting in. '05-present has been the California Gods of the Market Place going "nyah, nyah, nyah" to the Gods of the Copybook Headings, pretty much nonstop -- and we know how that ends.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2016 01:57 AM (EzgxV)

239 214 So I'm watching Mission Impossible Rogue nation, and I am so enamored of this actress Rebecca Ferguson that I may just faint.

Question: Am I retarded or is there merit to this feeling?
Posted by: Sharkman at April 21, 2016 01:28 AM (QWtgr)

==========
She played Elizabeth Woodville in the mini series the White Queen and was pretty good in it.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at April 21, 2016 01:59 AM (iQIUe)

240 I think they say the first attempted assassination of a president was with Jackson. They were two attempts. One was by some character he fired from the Navy, and the other was a US congressman, or former, or something.

The second would've killed him likely, but the gun misfired, twice. They blamed the humidity. David Crockett was actually there and helped disarm the man. Jackson beat him with his cane.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 21, 2016 02:01 AM (DW+jj)

241 Eight counties:

East of the River, Westchester and south.

Posted by: Max 86 at April 21, 2016 02:01 AM (brIR5)

242 Not for the regulars, but for those who might be driving by --



"As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool's bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!"



It's a Kipling poem, despised by academia for speaking Truth. Look it up, you might learn something.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2016 02:03 AM (EzgxV)

243 Yeah, but Rebecca Ferguson. Hotness!

Definitely the next Ex-Mrs. Sharkman.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 21, 2016 02:04 AM (QWtgr)

244 "Our very own MWR needs our prayers. Her 73 year old mother was struck by a car in a parking lot this evening. Her mother has scoliosis, so she's in a lot of pain from that. She also has a shattered kneecap. Surgery tomorrow to determine whether it can be fixed or will have to be replaced.

That's a lot of shit for a nice old lady to have to deal with and a lot of shit for the family to deal with. Please remember them as you go about your business.
"
-Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 20, 2016 11:35 PM (GEICT)

Might we find within out hearts time to take to our knees, so as to pray for a wounded soul amongst our own.

Our love and His will be done.

Find me, Oh Lord in my time of complacency. Might I share the load of our Sister and ask well of your providence.

Find us in our time of worry with your ever loving light and we shall rejoice in your Holy Spirit.

Together, might our collective prayers see well our Sister's mind, body and soul.

In Jesus' name, I pray...

*amen*




Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 21, 2016 02:05 AM (OQ9R7)

245 My prayers to the Almighty tonight are all for the Horde.

May the infinite blessings of God, be granted to you to you and yours, forever.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 21, 2016 02:09 AM (QWtgr)

246 Well, lights-out time at Peon Manor. Temps hit close to 80 degrees (F) here yesterday and today, breaking local records for the season. Grass has grown so high I could actually have to mow it soon. Trees are growing leaves, and the rhubarb has sprung up.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 21, 2016 02:10 AM (UsLZp)

247 G'Night, AOP.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 21, 2016 02:11 AM (OQ9R7)

248 240 I think they say the first attempted assassination of a president was with Jackson. They were two attempts. One was by some character he fired from the Navy, and the other was a US congressman, or former, or something.

The second would've killed him likely, but the gun misfired, twice. They blamed the humidity. David Crockett was actually there and helped disarm the man. Jackson beat him with his cane.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 21, 2016 02:01 AM (DW+jj)



He was in a duel with a master duellist where he whirled around bringing his arm to bear, spreading his coat and cape, and was shot -- though not mortally, possibly due to confusion of where his body was in the clothes. He then took careful aim and fired, killing the other party. It was bandied around as a "scandal" that it was more an execution than a duel -- presumably because he hadn't gone sloppy drunk and fired randomly. Myself, I don't think the guy who decisively won the Battle of New Orleans without going sloppy drunk and getting mowed down by British soldiers should be expected to do anything different in a duel.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2016 02:11 AM (EzgxV)

249 244 "Our very own MWR needs our prayers. Her 73 year old mother was struck by a car in a parking lot this evening. Her mother has scoliosis, so she's in a lot of pain from that. She also has a shattered kneecap. Surgery tomorrow to determine whether it can be fixed or will have to be replaced.

That's a lot of shit for a nice old lady to have to deal with and a lot of shit for the family to deal with. Please remember them as you go about your business."
-Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at April 20, 2016 11:35 PM (GEICT)

Might we find within out hearts time to take to our knees, so as to pray for a wounded soul amongst our own.

Our love and His will be done.

Find me, Oh Lord in my time of complacency. Might I share the load of our Sister and ask well of your providence.

Find us in our time of worry with your ever loving light and we shall rejoice in your Holy Spirit.

Together, might our collective prayers see well our Sister's mind, body and soul.

In Jesus' name, I pray...

*amen*




Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 21, 2016 02:05 AM (OQ9R7)



Amen. Thank you, Slapweasel.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2016 02:13 AM (EzgxV)

250 Google has a Harriet Tubman quote on its page.

Subtle.

Night ya'll.

Posted by: lowtech redneck at April 21, 2016 02:13 AM (KF8B+)

251 G'Night, lowtech redneck.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 21, 2016 02:15 AM (OQ9R7)

252 G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at April 21, 2016 02:20 AM (OQ9R7)

253 Oh, they say Jackson was really always in control. The temper was real, but he never lost it and went wild or in a blind rage. It was all strategic. He loved to make his enemies *think* he was capable of going berserk.

It was just like Ol' Red, the Okinawa vet back in the day told us, if it gets tough and you're outnumbered, make 'em think you're crazy. In fact, makin' 'em think you're crazy is a pretty good idea most of the time, he added.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 21, 2016 02:27 AM (DW+jj)

254 253 Oh, they say Jackson was really always in control. The temper was real, but he never lost it and went wild or in a blind rage. It was all strategic. He loved to make his enemies *think* he was capable of going berserk.

It was just like Ol' Red, the Okinawa vet back in the day told us, if it gets tough and you're outnumbered, make 'em think you're crazy. In fact, makin' 'em think you're crazy is a pretty good idea most of the time, he added.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 21, 2016 02:27 AM (DW+jj)



And, again -- it should have been in the enabling legislation that set up the Federal Reserve that they should always-and-forever have to include Andrew Jackson on their most popular banknote, because he was the sonofabitch that singlehandedly brought down one of the three Central Banks the US has ever had.



[And, BTW....a rough survey of history shows that this nation can prosper without a Central Bank.]

Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2016 02:31 AM (EzgxV)

255 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 21, 2016 02:27 AM (DW+jj)
***
Sage advice.

I've prevailed by that method, but I alternate it with the "oh-I'm-nothing-to-worry-about-nebbish-that-I-am" ploy to make 'em drop their guard to let me get in close enough to do the necessary damage.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 21, 2016 02:31 AM (lutOX)

256 Ol' Red was a character. When he died, the funeral home at the "receiving friends" and "viewing of the body" thing was, well, it was the biggest one they'd ever had. The line stretched all over, winding around and then out in the street.

His wife was just so overwhelmed. Me, being the sentimental old fool I really am, well I was in too good a shape seeing it all.

ANyway, he'd be through shit in Okinawa, and told about it, deadpan and point blank that would curdle your blood. He went wild when he came back, but got straightened out (a woman, his wife, of course) and became a pillar of then community.

His advice about fighting was don't prance and rooster and slowly escalate. That's for idiots. He said maintain a poker face, pick out a spot on your opponents face and hit that with everything you've got. And go like lightning and don't let up, don't give him a chance to fight back.

He was legend in his ability, but he did meet his match a few times, and would tell about it happily. However, they say most of the time, when Ol' Red got riled, you'd just see a blur, and that blur would end with the other guy in a bloody mess on the floor.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 21, 2016 02:39 AM (DW+jj)

257 Oy.

Good Night, to those that are crazy,
Good Night, to those that are sane,
Good Night, to our good friends on the ONT,
& Tomorrow, let us meet up, again ...

Posted by: Adriane the History Critic ... at April 21, 2016 02:42 AM (AoK0a)

258 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at April 21, 2016 02:39 AM (DW+jj)
***
Man knew how to do it.

My distraction tactic was always to raise my hands, slowly, and repeat, over and over again, 'Look, I don't want any trouble, I don't want any trouble' as I advance and extend my arms into ear-grabbing position.

Grab the ears, yank the guy down, and smash my knee in his face, follow up with a few kicks to the gut and knees, and on my way, rejoicing....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 21, 2016 02:48 AM (/33sy)

259 cyou know, commenting does feel like writing on a bathroom wall.
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 21, 2016 12:43 AM

LMAO, that's the truest, funniest thing I've seen here in a while.

Just woke up after dozing off for a bit. Someone needs to tell me to put down the glass of wine and go to bed, work is coming tomorrow.

Posted by: Farmer at April 21, 2016 02:52 AM (o/90i)

260 In the vein of what Palpatine and Publius are talking about, you can also get a great deal done if you short-circuit the normal escalation process.

It normally progresses from insults, to veiled threats, to posturing, to ultimatums, then violence. Go straight from the first insult to a very final ultimatum, and people go "whoa, what? This guy wants a fight, I'm out of here."

This was my strategy for avoiding fights without surrendering to the bullies when I was in school, and it worked pretty well.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 21, 2016 02:57 AM (J+mig)

261 Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 21, 2016 02:57 AM (J+mig)
***
Also true, very true. Whenever possible, break the normal rules, because, let's be honest, they are only applicable under normal circumstances.

Yeah, always, always, always show yourself willing and able - eager, even - to do what the other guy won't, and you can prevail.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 21, 2016 03:03 AM (/33sy)

262 Woo hoo.
Julie Newmar on Columbo tonight.

Posted by: Chi at April 21, 2016 03:11 AM (Te2JU)

263 not clicking kbdabear compliance links
or other links
skipping cthulhu's long #204

Sacrifices made to blur through getting caught up on the comments.

Home. Where the dog barks in the night.

Posted by: mindful webworker - pants and shirt off at April 21, 2016 03:11 AM (NstOx)

264 262 Woo hoo.
Julie Newmar on Columbo tonight.

Posted by: Chi at April 21, 2016 03:11 AM (Te2JU)



Howdy, howdy!!! Can you believe this shit? Schwab issued a corrected 1099 to the fiancee on April 15. Hey, thanks, from everyone trying to file on the 14th..... Hope your taxes went easy.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2016 03:14 AM (EzgxV)

265 [Kinda late with this one, but what the hey...]

"We've replaced the Germans' butter with Muslim rape seed oil. Let's see if anyone notices...."

[Sorry. If I hadn't posted it, that one would have been stuck in my head for who knows how long.]

Posted by: mindful webworker - canola, canoli, whatever at April 21, 2016 03:15 AM (NstOx)

266 263 not clicking kbdabear compliance links
or other links
skipping cthulhu's long #204

Sacrifices made to blur through getting caught up on the comments.

Home. Where the dog barks in the night.

Posted by: mindful webworker - pants and shirt off at April 21, 2016 03:11 AM (NstOx)



Woof, woof....pant, pant, pant, woof!

Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2016 03:16 AM (EzgxV)

267 Just woke up after dozing off for a bit. Someone needs to tell me to put down the glass of wine and go to bed, work is coming tomorrow.
Posted by: Farmer
----------------
Screw that! Stay up and have a nightcap with me.
I just woke up too - and i promptly made a Beam & ginger.

Posted by: Chi at April 21, 2016 03:17 AM (Te2JU)

268
WWF girl wrestler "Chyna" is dead. Pills.

Posted by: Mr. Rourke at April 21, 2016 03:18 AM (ZflfK)

269 WWF girl wrestler "Chyna" is dead. Pills.

Posted by: Mr. Rourke at April 21, 2016 03:18 AM (ZflfK)


Wow.

P.S. Don't try too look up here home video porn tape made with a fellow wrestler...

Posted by: The Wrasslin' Hat at April 21, 2016 03:23 AM (vBeA5)

270 268
WWF girl wrestler "Chyna" is dead. Pills.
Posted by: Mr. Rourke at April 21, 2016 03:18 AM (ZflfK)

Yeah, who'd have thought a woman engaged in such a wholesome activity would have personal problems?

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 21, 2016 03:23 AM (+YMhA)

271 268
WWF girl wrestler "Chyna" is dead. Pills.

Posted by: Mr. Rourke at April 21, 2016 03:18 AM (ZflfK)



Crap. Born in late 1970, didn't even make 46.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2016 03:24 AM (EzgxV)

272 Oh, yeah:

Adding my epiphytic orchid's seed worth of faithful wishes for MWR-Mom, fwiw, and thanks to slapweasel for the inspiring prayer.

- ? -

(Smaller than a mustard seed)
http://waynesword.palomar.edu/ww0601.htm#seed
c/o
http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=352828

Posted by: mindful webworker - moving anthills at April 21, 2016 03:25 AM (NstOx)

273 vodka, Powerade and water...

re-hydrate as you drink.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2016 03:27 AM (Icb+G)

274 On the subject of escalation:

Many years ago, I was in my home state, where constitutional carry was and is the law of the land.

Went with some friends to a local tavern - you had to check your pistol at the door, and so I did, and got my claim-ticket for it.

Trouble started, as it will when people are drinking, and I got 'called outside,' as they say.

Fine.

I stand up, walk to the claim-desk, and retrieve my hat, scarf, coat, holster, magazines, and 1911.

I put the things in their respective places, and suddenly, it turns out, I had completely misunderstood the man, who was only engaging in a bit of good-natured, if rough, joshing, he explained.

We shook hands and parted friends.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 21, 2016 03:28 AM (/33sy)

275
pro wrestlers die young, don't they

Posted by: Mr. Rourke at April 21, 2016 03:29 AM (ZflfK)

276 And.....especially as compared to our current crop of candidates....the problem with that would be......?
Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2016 01:46 AM (EzgxV)

Yeah, they need to settle this whole delegate thing with a duel. A real shootin' duel. With real bullets. And seconds, in case the job doesn't get done.

No more debate or asshatery. Let's finish this, finally.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 21, 2016 03:29 AM (+YMhA)

277 In the vein of what Palpatine and Publius are talking about, you can also get a great deal done if you short-circuit the normal escalation process.

It normally progresses from insults, to veiled threats, to posturing, to ultimatums, then violence. Go straight from the first insult to a very final ultimatum, and people go "whoa, what? This guy wants a fight, I'm out of here."

This was my strategy for avoiding fights without surrendering to the bullies when I was in school, and it worked pretty well.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 21, 2016 02:57 AM

I've not caught all of the convo here but this just caused me to think back. I've not been in a physical fight since a neighbor kid was picking on my little brother when I was in maybe 6th grade.

Well, I probably fought my brother after that now that I think about it, but that's to be expected. He hit me and broke a bone in his hand, what they call a boxer's break. And I got in trouble because he hit me, go figure.

Of course I did get him down another time and slapped him when he wouldn't say uncle. Boy was I in trouble when the bruises showed up and we had to go to church the next day. My folks thought it looked like they had abused the kid, way before people were sensitive about that.

Nah, it was just 2 brothers being teenagers. Memories...

Posted by: Farmer at April 21, 2016 03:29 AM (o/90i)

278 question: if i assemble a BM-59 parts kit on an M-1 Garand receiver (with the requisite number of US made parts) would it still be a BM-59?

asking for a friend who lives in #Failifornia, where BM-59's are outlawed by name.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2016 03:29 AM (Icb+G)

279 $!

#141 No one won PowerBall so the Sat jackpot is now $100,747,200 after federal taxes

Ways to get rid of that much quickly after I win (because having that much is bad for digestion):

On the way home tonight, heard on the radio that they still need to raise $1M to build the new Boys & Girls Club building here in town. That's one down, ninety-nine to go...

Milady just mentioned they need "hundreds of thousands of pounds" to excavate that Roman villa they found in England. Heh. Pocket change.

Posted by: mindful webworker - all you need is cash at April 21, 2016 03:30 AM (NstOx)

280 Nah, it was just 2 brothers being teenagers. Memories...
Posted by: Farmer at April 21, 2016 03:29 AM (o/90i)

Oh, yeah. Little brothers. Mine used to tell all the kids "My sister will kick your butt," so then I would have to, and then I beat on him, too, so he would remember next time to not say it out loud, dammit.

Mostly I got in trouble for fighting.

Elementary school, go figure. Now I think I would have been incarcerated and sent to reform school or something.

Posted by: tcn in AK at April 21, 2016 03:32 AM (+YMhA)

281 we've got lots of hot heads around here than want to go mano a mano...

i'm old, crippled and have no time for such nonsense:

i'm gonna teach you a lesson!

no, you're going to jail. you hit me, i go down, the cops come and you get cuffed.

what? you pussy!

me, a pussy? you're the one afraid of going to jail....

it's w*rked so far.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2016 03:34 AM (Icb+G)

282 Yoiks! Just looked at the "Life Of The Party After Learning These 19 Tutorials" article - all videos. It'll wait 'til tomorrow when I can watch them in town via no-limit cable instead of the data-limited cell linkage here at home.

After which, of course, I will be the life of the party, as you'll all see, tomorrow night... I'm sure.

Posted by: mindful webworker - party of the first part at April 21, 2016 03:35 AM (NstOx)

283 Screw that! Stay up and have a nightcap with me.
I just woke up too - and i promptly made a Beam & ginger.
Posted by: Chi at April 21, 2016 03:17 AM

LOL, I just poured another glass.

A toast to your coffin.
May it be made of 100 year old oak.
And may we plant the tree together, tomorrow.

T

Posted by: Farmer at April 21, 2016 03:37 AM (o/90i)

284 Elementary school, go figure. Now I think I would have been incarcerated and sent to reform school or something.
Posted by: tcn in AK at April 21, 2016 03:32 AM

LMAO. You ever get down to the lower 48 and stop in IL I want to meet you for a drink or several. Always like your posts and attitude.

T

Posted by: Farmer at April 21, 2016 03:44 AM (o/90i)

285 a couple years back, i had the temerity to honk at some non-driving tourists (Massholes?) who couldn't seem to be able to make a turn onto the main street.

i suggested they either learn to drive or GTFO of #Failifornia.

suddenly i have 3 tourists out of the SUV, two between the vehicles and one in my driver's window threatening to slug me...

which, of course, might have resulted in his buddies getting crushed between both vehicles when my foot came off the brake pedal.

the stupidity continued for several minutes until the lesbian couple a few cars back came up and intervened, "saving" me...

the wife and i still laugh about that every so often. the crusty old Cav Trooper, saved by the 5'4" bull dagger with a heart of gold and somewhere to go, so she cleared the traffic jam.

only in Lost Angels.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2016 03:45 AM (Icb+G)

286 the best part?

two of them were our age (AKA "old enough to know better"). the young adult with them seemed confused, but apparently was just going along with the "adults"...

po' kid.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2016 03:48 AM (Icb+G)

287 T,

I drink to your health when I'm with you
I drink to your health when I'm alone
I drink to your health so often
I'm starting to worry about my own!

Posted by: Chi at April 21, 2016 03:49 AM (Te2JU)

288 Great toast, farmer.

Alas, I've had my drinkage and it's time to head off to bed. Funeral to attend tomorrow.

Say, remind me some time (earlier in the evening) to tell you about the time I saw the ghost of a cat... or something.

Good night, Gracies.



Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O Lord: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me. For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of mine head: therefore my heart faileth me.

Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me: O Lord, make haste to help me....

Posted by: mindful webworker - party of the first part at April 21, 2016 03:51 AM (NstOx)

289 I've been coming to the HQ for at least 13 years. Not as a top-10 commenter or anything, I'm thrilled if one of my comments gets a response, but pretty much a daily lurker. I've been working my full-time job and juggling 3 part-time jobs lately, and I haven't been coming in as regularly as I'd like. This morning, as I perused the threads, it hit me at just how fucking ABSURD day-to-day American life has become....and how powerless I am to do anything about it. I find myself almost envious of the clueless dolts who make up the majority of my day-to-day contacts, I'm finding that I really, really identify with Cassandra, a mythical figure. All I can do is drink copious amounts of alcohol (when I'm not working), try to keep the family intact, protected and entertained, and ride out these "interesting times".

Thank you and be brave.

Posted by: Biff Boffo at April 21, 2016 03:55 AM (3KE2m)

290 Thank you and be brave.


Posted by: Biff Boffo at April 21, 2016 03:55 AM (3KE2m)


Thanks for delurking, and I know the feeling. I feel like I fell into a portal to bizarro world sometime during the Clinton Administration, or got beamed into a Bearded Spock type universe, if you catch my drift. Nothing makes any goddamned sense anymore. Whatever the stupidest, most counter-productive, destructive, or aberrant thing possible will become the new reality, backed by the force of law.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 21, 2016 03:58 AM (J+mig)

291 I'm getting the feeling this election isn't going to end well, it might just a dread feeling but we will see.
Coffee is on but it takes awhile so I'll go up and see the good stuff Maet gave us.
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2016 04:00 AM (Dpy/y)

292 ...the stupidity continued for several minutes until the lesbian couple a few cars back came up and intervened, "saving" me...
the wife and i still laugh about that every so often. the crusty old Cav Trooper, saved by the 5'4" bull dagger with a heart of gold and somewhere to go, so she cleared the traffic jam.
only in Lost Angels.
Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2016 03:45 AM

Now that's funny. Reminds me of the last time it almost came to fisticuffs. I left the PO and was fiddling around w/ something in the car. Guy behind me wanted the parking space and eventually bumped my car.

I got out and gave him holy hell, but this was before cell phones and I just knew he was an idiot. Today I'd have called the cops and had him charged.

Posted by: Farmer at April 21, 2016 04:01 AM (o/90i)

293 Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2016 04:00 AM (Dpy/y)

Hi, Skip.

Do you normally get up at 4:00 or do you have insomnia? I have insomnia.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 21, 2016 04:02 AM (w4NZ8)

294 I'm getting the feeling this election isn't going to end well, it might just a dread feeling but we will see.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2016 04:00 AM (Dpy/y)


Accept the DOOM now and it will be easier to be stoic in the face of the final nail being hammered in the coffin of Western Civilization.

Posted by: The Not-so-optimistic Hat at April 21, 2016 04:02 AM (vBeA5)

295 Thank you and be brave.
---

hell, i live in #Failifornia...i'm not sure "brave" is going to cut it. they have their way, i'm going to be a felon, a fugitive or a corpse in about a year or so...

either that or a refugee, with nothing but the gun safes on my back to my name.

;-)

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2016 04:03 AM (Icb+G)

296 Thank you and be brave.

Posted by: Biff Boffo at April 21, 2016 03:55 AM (3KE2m)


Thanks; I don't think I'm particularly brave. I just think that if you have a country that is run by leftists and has been for decades and that's combined with a people who have abandoned God and traditional morality this is what results. So I abandon myself to God every single day; I have no other choice.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 21, 2016 04:06 AM (w4NZ8)

297 I'm here virtually every day and two this time. I normally start a work at 6am but today got to get out earlier and start at 5:30.
Got a boo hoo kittah that needs head scratches.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2016 04:07 AM (Dpy/y)

298 Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2016 04:03 AM (Icb+G)



You should probably start looking at job listings in Texas. Don't let the lower pay fool you, housing costs are a pittance compared to what they are out there. Your cost of living will be much more bearable.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 21, 2016 04:08 AM (J+mig)

299 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 21, 2016 04:06 AM (w4NZ



About how I feel. You can't trust the government. You can't trust most people anymore. But this is still God's world, and in the end, all of the evils of this world will be undone. Trust Him, He will always be with you.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 21, 2016 04:10 AM (J+mig)

300 Yeah Fenelon your not usually here now, often hardly anyone is, I write a few thoughts and leave then check back in the afternoon to see any responses.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2016 04:10 AM (Dpy/y)

301 Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me: O Lord, make haste to help me....
Posted by: mindful webworker - party of the first part at April 21, 2016 03:51 AM

Be well MW. Funerals are not fun, but a necessary part of civilized life. Sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Farmer at April 21, 2016 04:11 AM (o/90i)

302 Here's an anecdote: Last night, as I walked into the locker room of my job (I work game-day security for an MLB baseball team), someone had put Fox News on the TV and Hillary was on, giving her NY victory speech. I immediately started yelling back at the TV, mostly to drown out the hideous noises coming from her mouth, but my co-workers just shrugged and told me to get used to it, she's the next President, and at least Bill would be there running things behind the scenes (as if that was a great comfort).

Trump is...Trump, Cruz is a "Creepy Jesus Freak", Bernie means well and is funny but can't win....I just grabbed the remote and switched to a west coast game. Nobody complained.

Posted by: Biff Boffo at April 21, 2016 04:12 AM (3KE2m)

303 3 cheers for kittehs that need head scratches!

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2016 04:13 AM (Icb+G)

304 Night all.

Here is "Troubled Man" by Old Man's Will:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCuwXp7gmAM

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 21, 2016 04:16 AM (vBeA5)

305 "You should probably start looking at job listings in Texas. Don't let
the lower pay fool you, housing costs are a pittance compared to what
they are out there. Your cost of living will be much more bearable."
---
yeah but: we are both natives. the weather (global warming and all) is awesome, and maybe the next earthquake will kill all the tourists. the scenery is awesome, and it's home. i hate to surrender it to the barbarians.

one lives in hope.

or maybe denial...

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2016 04:18 AM (Icb+G)

306 T,
I drink to your health when I'm with you
I drink to your health when I'm alone
I drink to your health so often
I'm starting to worry about my own!
Posted by: Chi at April 21, 2016 03:49 AM

That's a good one.

Got a good tip today from my hair cutting lady. Take 2 tablespoons of coconut oil each day to lower your cholesterol and you can ditch the meds for it. Researched it and I'm gonna try it.

Will report the results later.

Posted by: Farmer at April 21, 2016 04:18 AM (o/90i)

307 Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 21, 2016 04:08 AM (J+mig)
***
Hear, hear!

And, as I can attest from personal experience, it is possible to live here on almost nothing. Folks making minimum wage - not that there are all that many of them; even Taco Bell pays a premium, the labor market is so tight - are still able to live here.

Come to Texas! Let the Horde assemble in the Lone Star State.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 21, 2016 04:19 AM (lutOX)

308 Cato

Thanks for your witness. I do trust the Lord.
What other choice do I have.? I can' really protect my family. I (We) don't have any guns; I can't buy any guns. Ultimately, I don't know that will protect them against the full force of the government of if the economy upends. I don't have the resources to prep for long term problems, nor am I particularly interested in doing so which is not a judgement on anyone who does. Ultimately:


If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.

The good thing about insomnia-I pray a lot and have a lot of time to read the Bible and be in quiet.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 21, 2016 04:19 AM (w4NZ8)

309 The "If we live part".... is from Romans 14:8.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 21, 2016 04:21 AM (w4NZ8)

310 Thank you and be brave.
Posted by: Biff Boffo at April 21, 2016 03:55 AM

Feel very much the same. Keep on keeping on.

Posted by: Farmer at April 21, 2016 04:21 AM (o/90i)

311 My cats are basement cats at night, they get out when we're up for the most part but as I leave shortly I try not to let them out as cat herding isn't a myth. So they hear humans and make a fuss to get attention. Cinnamon (AoSHQ star Mar 6)gets up on the handrail and can shake the crap out of the door, I had to put weather seal on it to keep the sound down. Sugar just quietly crys.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2016 04:23 AM (Dpy/y)

312 The good thing about insomnia-I pray a lot and have a lot of time to read the Bible and be in quiet.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 21, 2016 04:19 AM (w4NZ
***
Yes, these quiet hours are made for reflection.

I'm always surprised by what I'll call the 'existential amplitude' of this place - you got all types here, and we manage, more or less, to not only get along, but even to form actual friendships (of a sort) and learn from each other.

We humans are endlessly fascinating in our variety, and for this alone, we should give thanks. Indeed, there's a traditional Jewish prayer, one of my favorites, and one I've had occasion to recite many times, that thanks the Almighty for making Mankind in our various kinds.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 21, 2016 04:25 AM (lutOX)

313 I'm here virtually every day and two this time. I normally start a work at 6am but today got to get out earlier and start at 5:30.
Got a boo hoo kittah that needs head scratches.
Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2016 04:07 AM

Yikes, too early for me. Tho the doggehs do want to get up sometimes around then. It's back to bed for me.

Now I really need to get back to bed, but I'm wide awake now.


Posted by: Farmer at April 21, 2016 04:28 AM (o/90i)

314 I do say there are a lot of times I have insomnia, but these last few weeks I've decided not to turn on the tablet because in a flash a hour can pass by and as I have to be somewhere at 6am it's not good.

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2016 04:28 AM (Dpy/y)

315 Me? I work nights now, so on my days off, I'm bright-eyed and bushy-tailed at the hours when all normal, decent people - the Horde excluded, of course - ought to be sleeping.

I've found it better this way - I get into less trouble these days; it's been months since my last 'niece-binge,' although I feel another one coming on soon.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 21, 2016 04:35 AM (lutOX)

316 And i have to say that what has helped a lot recently
is that I am having to deal with people in a church in a lot of pain. That has limited my ability to be here and that ultimately is a good thing-Not their pain of course. I feel badly for them,. just not being here and getting outraged by every story that comes down the pike..

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 21, 2016 04:35 AM (w4NZ8)

317 "I (We) don't have any guns; I can't buy any guns."

HUH? how can that be, or am i missing something?

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2016 04:38 AM (Icb+G)

318 Life is funny...

Ran into an old friend who's a TXARNG recruiter...served together on active duty a decade ago.

He asked me if I ever thought about joining TXARNG...um, no.

But it may not be such a bad idea...

*ponders*

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 21, 2016 04:39 AM (rlfds)

319 Because I live in NJ where the gun laws are very strict

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 21, 2016 04:39 AM (w4NZ8)

320 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 21, 2016 04:35 AM

Be well FS. I'm off to bed and sleep I hope. Hope for you to sleep also.
T

Posted by: Farmer at April 21, 2016 04:40 AM (o/90i)

321 He asked me if I ever thought about joining TXARNG..

What is that-TXARNG-I'm guessing that TX is for Texas. What's the rest.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 21, 2016 04:40 AM (w4NZ8)

322 Take care Fenelon, you are one of the more calming folk here and that's needed. Many get my blood boiling but sometimes that's good. One needs balance. One more kittah head scratch and I'm gone.
Stay safe horde

Posted by: Skip at April 21, 2016 04:42 AM (Dpy/y)

323 Texas Army National Guard


https://tmd.texas.gov/army-guard

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 21, 2016 04:43 AM (rlfds)

324 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 21, 2016 04:35 AM (w4NZ
***
And that is wisdom.

It is enough to concern ourselves with our little corner of the world. 'Let each man cultivate his own garden,' to paraphrase Voltaire.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 21, 2016 04:43 AM (lutOX)

325 i spent 20 years, some months and some very odd days with teh CA ARNG...

there are worse things to do with your life.


Posted by: redc1c4 at April 21, 2016 04:45 AM (Icb+G)

326 I spent 10 years active, three years in Iraq...seems Texas is looking for combat vets.

Weekend warrior would be a switch...yet I remember all the WWs doing time in Iraq, and seriously, fuck that.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 21, 2016 04:49 AM (rlfds)

327 Good Morning All.

This talk about the ARNG has me pining for the old days. Back then "Battle Rattle" was called TA-50. We weren't at the front end of the supply chain so we hardly ever were up to date with our TO and E when it came to new terminology.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Not outraged at all. at April 21, 2016 04:50 AM (WVsWD)

328 Still call it TA-50

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 21, 2016 04:51 AM (rlfds)

329 326 I spent 10 years active, three years in Iraq...seems Texas is looking for combat vets.

Weekend warrior would be a switch...yet I remember all the WWs doing time in Iraq, and seriously, fuck that.
Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 21, 2016 04:49 AM (rlfds)
***
Yeah, I've gotta say - I hate what happened with us as a nation.

I hate that Iraq and Afghanistan turned out as they did....so much blood and treasure, so many young lives thrown into the balance, only to be ruined, and all for nought.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 21, 2016 04:51 AM (lutOX)

330 With my luck, any NG unit that I would belong to, would get federalized a week before the State succeeded from the Union.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Not outraged at all. at April 21, 2016 04:52 AM (WVsWD)

331 Which is why I'm the person I am today...heh.

Which is also why I am not voting.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 21, 2016 04:53 AM (rlfds)

332 My fear also, Tim.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 21, 2016 04:53 AM (rlfds)

333 330 With my luck, any NG unit that I would belong to, would get federalized a week before the State succeeded from the Union.


Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Not outraged at all. at April 21, 2016 04:52 AM (WVsWD)
***
Heh. you're in Illinois, not Texas....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 21, 2016 04:55 AM (lutOX)

334 Now, if Texas seceded from the US, I would not hesitate.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 21, 2016 04:56 AM (rlfds)

335 " Still call it TA-50 "

I know but the term "Battle Rattle" hadn't been coined when I got out. Lot of new stuff floating around on the Vet's sites that are new to me at least.

One thing I don't miss? Acronyms. Since being retired, I have lived an almost acronym free life.

Lifes small pleasures. Get them while you can

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Not outraged at all. at April 21, 2016 04:58 AM (WVsWD)

336 Lifes small pleasures. Get them while you can
Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Not outraged at all. at April 21, 2016 04:58 AM (WVsWD)

---

Growing orchids and going to the range.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 21, 2016 05:01 AM (rlfds)

337 Now, if Texas seceded from the US, I would not hesitate.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 21, 2016 04:56 AM (rlfds)


'Twould be worthy...

Posted by: The Hopefully Worthy Hat at April 21, 2016 05:02 AM (vBeA5)

338 I guess what also helps is that I read writings by people who have been through much worse than I have been and maintained their personal or spiritual equilibrium. This would include Christian writers writing in the midst of the black death, or the only pastor left in a walled village during the Thirty Years War, a pastor who was conducting 30 funerals a day

http://preview.tinyurl.com/hnzj2om

or "Man's Search for Meaning" by Viktor Frankll about being in a concentration camp and the choice of being decent or indecent (not in a sexual sense, I mean) and remembering the love that he and his wife had shared even though she wasn't with him

Or "He Leadeth Me" about in priest in the Soviet Gulag.

These kinds of books help me not to give into ultimate bitterness or despair which doesn't help me or anybody else,

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 21, 2016 05:04 AM (w4NZ8)

339 If Texas left that would probably make you a memeber of The Army of the Republic of Texas.

ARPT


Hmmmm....... That's an acronym.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Not outraged at all. at April 21, 2016 05:04 AM (WVsWD)

340 Heh Tim...no getting away from them.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 21, 2016 05:06 AM (rlfds)

341 "Growing orchids and going to the range. "

My grows the Flowers. Sometimes going to the range consists of going out the back door. For .22's at least.

Need to take a few steps away for the 30-30 though. It's kinda noisy.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Not outraged at all. at April 21, 2016 05:07 AM (WVsWD)

342 My wife grows the flowers. Hmmm. Missing word syndrome.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Not outraged at all. at April 21, 2016 05:07 AM (WVsWD)

343 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 21, 2016 05:04 AM (w4NZ



I don't remember his name, but I recall reading many years ago the story of a Soviet dissident, and I don't recall if he was Christian or Jewish, but he was put in the gulag. Pressure from the West got him released, but as a final insult, they tried to keep the book of psalms he'd kept during his captivity.



So he sat down on the runway, where a plane was waiting to take him to Germany, before the eyes of the whole world, and demanded they give him his book back before he boarded.



They caved and brought it to him. It is possible for one man with God standing with him to challenge even the mightiest of evil empires.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 21, 2016 05:07 AM (J+mig)

344 The other was succeeded by a cousin and a half aunt.

A half aunt ?

Was she a midget ?

A shemale ?

Or did somebody rip her arm off too ?

Posted by: michelle fields at April 21, 2016 05:09 AM (7e7aZ)

345 Grow orchids indoors...

Range on post.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 21, 2016 05:09 AM (rlfds)

346 Grow orchids indoors...

Range on post.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 21, 2016 05:09 AM (rlfds)


Standing offer to the Horde: If you visit Vegas, I'll buy you a drink and offer to take you to either the outdoor range... or the less limited areas outside the valley.

Posted by: The Click-Bang Hat at April 21, 2016 05:13 AM (vBeA5)

347 Yes, Cato. That's a very powerful story about Anatoly Schransky:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/joje3gu

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 21, 2016 05:14 AM (w4NZ8)

348 If I ever leave Texas, might have to take you up on that offer, Hat.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 21, 2016 05:15 AM (rlfds)

349 It is possible for one man with God standing with him to challenge even the mightiest of evil empires.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 21, 2016 05:07 AM (J+mig)
***
Totalitarians in general, and the Soviets in particular, were mighty good at that sort of thing.

It was petty, but symbolic - he could leave, but he'd have to leave behind - abandon, forsake - his God to do it.

Oh, they builded better in evil than even they knew....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 21, 2016 05:15 AM (lutOX)

350 Scharnsky was-or is (I think he's still alive and lives in Israel) is Jewish

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 21, 2016 05:16 AM (w4NZ8)

351 Never been to any of the Posts in Texas. Fort Sill was my only active duty Post in CONUS. Spent my time overseas. Mostly in Germany with two fun filled vacations to the Sand Box.

"Sand Box" that's another one that was invented to late for for supply to catch up.

We called the first one "Saudi" and second one "Shithole" If you have ever been in Baghdad, you would know why.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Not outraged at all. at April 21, 2016 05:16 AM (WVsWD)

352 In, around, through, and above, Baghdad is shitty.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 21, 2016 05:19 AM (rlfds)

353 'Morning, Horde. Happy Thursday.

Posted by: creeper at April 21, 2016 05:22 AM (sZAiE)

354 'I am a Jew,'' he said. ''Our religion is not only part of our culture. Without religion I could not have withstood all that I suffered.''

The article says he was not raised with any Jewish traditions, so he must have come to his faith later

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 21, 2016 05:23 AM (w4NZ8)

355 Got a long day, so catch y'all later...thanks for the ear!y morning convo.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at April 21, 2016 05:28 AM (rlfds)

356 Are we still totally non-political on the ONT or can I whine about Social Security?

Posted by: creeper at April 21, 2016 05:29 AM (sZAiE)

357 87 ... Don't know if you are still around but Manassas isn't exactly a hot spot. The suggestion of Elite Shooting is good. If before sundown, there's the visitor center at Manassas Battlefield Park. Philly Tavern in Old Town (parking is a pain) is a sports bar with good food. Old Virginia Tobacco Company has a big selection of top notch cigars and comfy chairs for reading, conversation, and maybe a game on TV. If you are around Saturday during the day, the Nations Gun Show is up Route 28 in Chantilly. It is HUGE and even if not buying, the variety of a couple thousand vendors is something to see. If you like books, there is McKay's Used Books which is a big place and great for browsing.

Posted by: JTB at April 21, 2016 05:29 AM (V+03K)

358 Absent objections, I shall proceed with my whine.

mr. creeper died at the end of January. It took till early April to get his Social Security payments stopped.

Knowing the feds would want that money back, I waited for a notice to refund the payments. It didn't come. What came was a call from the bank, stating that the SSA had tapped the checkbook for one month and was pissed that there was not enough left in that account for them to confiscate the second month. SS actually called the bank and demanded that they get me to transfer the money.

I knew the IRS could confiscate my money. Had no clue Social Security could do it also. Welcome to the USSA.

Posted by: creeper at April 21, 2016 05:50 AM (sZAiE)

359 Starting a new tradition


Good Morning Morons. Today is Thursday, April 21, 2016. On this day in 1918 German fighter ace Manfred Snoopy von Richthofen, better known as The Red Baron, was shot down and killed over Vaux-sur-Somme in France.


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 21, 2016 06:22 AM (vvmPQ)

360 Looks like those aggravating checkpoint breathalyzer tests may be going away. I had thought SCOTUS had already stuck those down and the States were simply ignoring it. I'm sure MADD will be up in arms over this.


http://tinyurl.com/zjxpqcp

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 21, 2016 06:22 AM (vvmPQ)

361 More open border fallout. 800 yard drug tunnel found between San Diego and CA.


http://tinyurl.com/hgakmgo

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 21, 2016 06:23 AM (vvmPQ)

362 Buckingham Palace is looking for someone to run Queen Elizabeth's' tweeter account. What is the point of having a tweeter account if you don't run it yourself?


http://tinyurl.com/hp6o849

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 21, 2016 06:23 AM (vvmPQ)

363 Another victim of social media expressing dislike of the current hoorah over transgender bathroom rights. Kurt Schilling has been fired from ESPN. MA is not a right to work State so he may have grounds for a civil suit.


http://tinyurl.com/j2xt8kf

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 21, 2016 06:23 AM (vvmPQ)

364 And Kurt says he will not bow to PC just to please the Hall of Fame electors.


http://tinyurl.com/jgp2q49

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 21, 2016 06:23 AM (vvmPQ)

365 And a GA doctor who is also a preacher has been fired from the GA Department of Public Health for preaching against homosexuality in his sermons. That's OK, GA taxpayers will be held accountable for this, not the idiots who fired him.


http://tinyurl.com/zwqrdmj

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 21, 2016 06:23 AM (vvmPQ)

366 Not much going on this morning. Kids want to take a bike ride to the park. Sounds like a plan.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Not outraged at all. at April 21, 2016 06:24 AM (WVsWD)

367 If you redraw voting districts to satisfy a law that has already been struck down and it minimizes Republican votes it is good for the Supreme Black robes.


http://tinyurl.com/he2xphz

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 21, 2016 06:24 AM (vvmPQ)

368 As bad as our courts are they are nowhere near as bad as Norway.


Norwegian authorities have violated the human rights of mass killer Anders Behring Breivik by holding him in solitary confinement in a three-cell complex where he can play video games, watch TV and exercise, a court in Oslo ruled Wednesday.


If that worthless SOB has been in SC he would already be planted by now.


http://tinyurl.com/jsgzv49

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 21, 2016 06:24 AM (vvmPQ)

369 What more idiotic shit can Obama do? I do hope this shit is trashed after that asshole is out of office.


http://tinyurl.com/gt94p46

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 21, 2016 06:24 AM (vvmPQ)

370 But the $5 and $10 bills will still get some PC Demo-commies and blacks on them. How can we live without FDR gracing our money. That SOB did more to destroy our money that any President in history.


http://tinyurl.com/gm3tqhc

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 21, 2016 06:24 AM (vvmPQ)

371 In 1986 Tr*mp called Reagan's tax cuts a disaster.


http://tinyurl.com/hoenft3

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 21, 2016 06:25 AM (vvmPQ)

372 Another foreign policy win for Obama after his illegal treaty with Iran. Iran has launched a new long range missile.


http://tinyurl.com/h3sll8r

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 21, 2016 06:25 AM (vvmPQ)

373 Harvard student asks a visiting Jew from Israel why she smells so bad. No action taken. Just imagine the outrage if someone had asked a homo that.


http://tinyurl.com/glbm5lt

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 21, 2016 06:25 AM (vvmPQ)

374 Social Justice flower child is "triggered" by a mural of a gun with flowers coming out of it at a small college in CA that costs $63K a year to attend. Odds are this snowflake has a 100% paid admission.


http://tinyurl.com/zcc7amc

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 21, 2016 06:25 AM (vvmPQ)

375 Religion or violent cult? You decide. ISIS has executed 250 women who refused to be their sex slaves. Yeah, let's bring a few more million of these assholes to the US.


http://tinyurl.com/zoykxjb

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 21, 2016 06:26 AM (vvmPQ)

376 Obama blows of congressional subpoena of Obamacare docs. He knows the balless Repukes will do nothing.


http://tinyurl.com/zfy8nm6

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 21, 2016 06:26 AM (vvmPQ)

377 A liberal Democrat (BIRM) in CA has submitted a bill which will close all gun dealers in CA. Why does anyone live in this shit hole of a State anymore?


http://tinyurl.com/js999ns

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 21, 2016 06:26 AM (vvmPQ)

378 Study shows that murder has spiked heavily in Democrat run urban areas with very strict gun control laws. Study authors blow it off as local phenomena. Yeah, right.


http://tinyurl.com/zfdhyn6

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 21, 2016 06:26 AM (vvmPQ)

379 MS RNCe Chairman wants Kashit, a Democrat with an R after his name and he will do anything to see he gets it, regardless of what the voters say.


The chairman of the Mississippi Republican Party is threatening to use armed state law enforcement agents to forcibly remove Donald Tr*mp and Sen. Ted Cr*z (R-TX) supporters at the next round of delegate elections.


Nothing like good old election fraud from the GOP.



http://tinyurl.com/jpemnuo

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 21, 2016 06:26 AM (vvmPQ)

380 Another drunk illegal killing people Americans won't kill.


http://tinyurl.com/hez9kxf

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 21, 2016 06:27 AM (vvmPQ)

381 FCC commissioner says they were told to keep quite about fraud in the Obamaphone program.


http://tinyurl.com/hkcjsbz

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 21, 2016 06:27 AM (vvmPQ)

382 Chucky Cheesedk says the gang of 8 amnesty bill will be back in 2017.


http://tinyurl.com/hoeplbd

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 21, 2016 06:27 AM (vvmPQ)

383 Once again House Democrats show their disdain for law when supporting the abortion mills that sell baby parts.


http://tinyurl.com/glge3tq

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 21, 2016 06:27 AM (vvmPQ)

384 Heritage says Jackson critics have it wrong on his killing of the central bank. He was fighting crony corruption even then. But we must have a black woman on the twenty dollar bill for the PC Nazis.


http://tinyurl.com/h55utfo

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 21, 2016 06:28 AM (vvmPQ)

385 Ramirez


http://tinyurl.com/jdvuff2

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 21, 2016 06:28 AM (vvmPQ)

386 The Daily Junk


http://tinyurl.com/hotfo79


That's it for today folks.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 21, 2016 06:28 AM (vvmPQ)

387 Oy. The day was startin' out pretty good till that. Thanks anyway, Vic. Ignorance is not bliss.

Posted by: creeper at April 21, 2016 06:31 AM (sZAiE)

388 387
Oy. The day was startin' out pretty good till that. Thanks anyway, Vic. Ignorance is not bliss.


Posted by: creeper at April 21, 2016 06:31 AM (sZAiE)

LOL, this new tradition of posting the news links early on the ONT was requested by a couple of Morons. Since the EMT has been posted at 06:00 on weekends I will continue posting them on the EMT on weekends.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 21, 2016 06:33 AM (vvmPQ)

389 Thanks for the VNN, Vic!

Which I see now comes with click-bait headlines: The Daily Junk

;D

Good morning, everyone!

Posted by: @votermom at April 21, 2016 06:34 AM (nbrY/)

390 Vic, I like this just fine. Spent a lot of time waiting for the EMT to read your news, only to have it stomped on half an hour later before we'd had a chance to have any substantive discussions.

Posted by: creeper at April 21, 2016 06:37 AM (sZAiE)

391 Well, fwiw, at least Harriet Tubman was a staunch 2A supporter. It could be worse, though I still want it to be Grace Hopper.

G'mornin, Horde !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at April 21, 2016 06:40 AM (gUoN4)

392 389
Thanks for the VNN, Vic!



Which I see now comes with click-bait headlines: The Daily Junk



;D



Good morning, everyone!

Posted by: @votermom at April 21, 2016 06:34 AM (nbrY/)

I quit calling them "deals" because lately they haven't had anything except junk. However it looks like the 'ettes may like some of these books. Amazon appears to be targeting women on their "deals" now.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 21, 2016 06:40 AM (vvmPQ)

393 I just wish there was some way I could post a link to the daily deals Bookbub publishes but they send them out via e-mail.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 21, 2016 06:41 AM (vvmPQ)

394 ESPN fires Curt Schilling for being Curt Schilling...the guy they hired because he was so outspoken. ESPN is PC'ing itself right straight into bankruptcy.

Posted by: creeper at April 21, 2016 06:41 AM (sZAiE)

395 394
ESPN fires Curt Schilling for being Curt Schilling...the guy they hired
because he was so outspoken. ESPN is PC'ing itself right straight into
bankruptcy.


Posted by: creeper at April 21, 2016 06:41 AM (sZAiE)

The only reason I ever watched anything on ESPN was college football. But since I dropped my satellite I don't even do that anymore.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 21, 2016 06:43 AM (vvmPQ)

396 Yep, ESPN is PC'ing and liberalizing itself right out of my TV watching habits.

Posted by: Gmac-Just observing the oncoming times at April 21, 2016 06:45 AM (4pjhs)

397 Ahhh...another refuge from paid TV. My antenna works just fine, thank you, and gets fifteen stations. Free.

Posted by: creeper at April 21, 2016 06:46 AM (sZAiE)

398 TRUMP 2016!

Men & women should use separate bathrooms!

US Constitution should be followed!

Budgetary Deficits are bad!

#AllLivesMatter

#BoxersNotBriefs

#IsraelSíPalestineNo

Posted by: The Midnight Chalkening, a thing since yesterday at April 21, 2016 06:50 AM (N7KlP)

399 You'd better be careful, Chalker. The bracket police will get you.

Posted by: creeper at April 21, 2016 06:52 AM (sZAiE)

400 397
Ahhh...another refuge from paid TV. My antenna works just fine, thank you, and gets fifteen stations. Free.


Posted by: creeper at April 21, 2016 06:46 AM (sZAiE)

Since I live in a valley I only get one station downstairs reliably. I get about 20 upstairs.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 21, 2016 06:56 AM (vvmPQ)

401 399 You'd better be careful, Chalker. The bracket police will get you.
Posted by: creeper at April 21, 2016 06:52 AM (sZAiE)
***
[No chalk talk]

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 21, 2016 06:59 AM (lutOX)

402 Now we know why the gay pastor pulled the cake stunt, he is being sued for not paying his student loans and he needed to generate some quick extorted money. It appears he stopped paying on the $25,000 in loans he took out in 2008.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 21, 2016 06:59 AM (iONHu)

403 402
Now we know why the gay pastor pulled the cake stunt, he is being sued
for not paying his student loans and he needed to generate some quick
extorted money. It appears he stopped paying on the $25,000 in loans he
took out in 2008.


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 21, 2016 06:59 AM (iONHu)


But he has no worries there. Obama with his pen and phone is "forgiving" (illegally) 400,000 student loans. The Repukes will do nothing.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 21, 2016 07:02 AM (vvmPQ)

404 Illegal immigration is a crime!

Fcuk Da [Police]!

Safe Spaces R Stoopid!

#BringBackOurGirlsOrWeWillDroneYours

Posted by: The Midnight Chalkening, a thing since yesterday at April 21, 2016 07:03 AM (N7KlP)

405
Morning, 'rons and 'ronettes.

The writer James Thurber (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), as a good NY intellectual, sniffed at Hollywood and its déclassé ways. But money talks, as they saying goes, and so he found himself in Tinseltown to adapt his story "The Catbird Seat" to the silver screen.* He was set up in a luxurious office with all the amenities, including a luscious, well-stacked secretary.

Settling down to work one morning, Thurber, after some preliminaries, began to dictate dialogue. Quite quickly, the secretary interrupted him. "I'm sorry," she said, "but I don't take dialogue. I only take letters."

Thurber thought for a moment, then rose to the occasion. He began the dictation of every scene with the salutation, "Dear Sam," and from then on, he and the secretary got along perfectly.

Hope you all have a wonderful day.

*the movie never came about, though Thurber's story was eventually turned into a script by Monja Danischewsky for the 1959 Peter Sellers film The Battle of the Sexes.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 21, 2016 07:04 AM (X6fMO)

406 Did no one tell the Special Snowflakes when they took those student loans out that they would eventually need to pay them back?

I'm gobsmacked by the young people I hear screaming about the loans THEY SIGNED. It's as though they had no idea the piper was going to have to be paid and they are furious.

Reality bites hard.

Posted by: creeper at April 21, 2016 07:04 AM (sZAiE)

407 the gay pastor

Can we drop that inaccurate, inappropriate and incorrect title now?

How about 'gay cake grifter' or 'homo hate hoaxer'?

Posted by: Mortimer at April 21, 2016 07:05 AM (Bbsg+)

408 First! Oh, wait.

Posted by: Evil Otto at April 21, 2016 07:06 AM (6eVVe)

409 Personally, I prefer "queer extortionist".

Posted by: creeper at April 21, 2016 07:07 AM (sZAiE)

410 But he has no worries there. Obama with his pen and phone is "forgiving" (illegally) 400,000 student loans. The Repukes will do nothing.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 21, 2016 07:02 AM (vvmPQ)
***
I was in the student financial aid field for years.

The rule used to be that student loans could only be forgiven under two circumstances:

1) Death of the borrower; or
2) Permanent and total disability.

This new thing seems to be a ploy to buy votes - disability has come to mean an unwillingness to work.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 21, 2016 07:08 AM (lutOX)

411 #DemocratsDelendaEst

#NoBorrowNoTomorrowDumbass

#PayBackYourLoans

Posted by: The Midnight Chalkening, a thing since yesterday at April 21, 2016 07:08 AM (N7KlP)

412 I prefer "queer extortionist".

Fake Fag Fraudster

Posted by: Mortimer at April 21, 2016 07:09 AM (Bbsg+)

413 >>>>Did no one tell the Special Snowflakes when they took those student loans out that they would eventually need to pay them back?

I'm
gobsmacked by the young people I hear screaming about the loans THEY
SIGNED. It's as though they had no idea the piper was going to have to
be paid and they are furious.

Reality bites hard.
.
.
.
.Reality has been suspended for Higher Education for at least the last 10-15 years. They have been constantly told since birth that they absolutely positively must go to College if they want to get a good job when they graduate, if not they will be flipping burgers their whole life, and they truly bought into that.

They bought into it so much that common sense has taken a back seat to all of this and the new reality is that they need to get a "degree" at whatever cost.

Reality starts to kick in when they actually do graduate with a worthless piece of paper and those loan payments come due. Plus add in the fact that every couple of years some politician or other starts to promise to pay off those loans with some scheme that never happens. obama is doing it again, promising to forgive about half a million student loans of poor people which isn't going to happen.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 21, 2016 07:11 AM (iONHu)

414 or Fake Fag Frosting Fraudster

Posted by: Mortimer at April 21, 2016 07:12 AM (Bbsg+)

415 This new thing seems to be a ploy to buy votes - disability has come to mean an unwillingness to work.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 21, 2016 07:08 AM (lutOX)


The scamming of the disability system is going to wreck the system for today's retirees even faster. It's amazing that more people haven't realized just what a trainwreck it is. The town I lived in, back in the bad days when I was still a Floridian, was full of social security scammers.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 21, 2016 07:12 AM (J+mig)

416 I prefer "queer extortionist".

Fake Fag Fraudster


Fake Fag Frosting Fraudster?

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2016 07:13 AM (/Gwva)

417 This little town, in a liberal part of the state, is full of non-working people. You see them everywhere...able-bodied adults living on welfare, spending their days on the river or tinkering in the yard. They will proudly announce that they are on disability, as though achieving that status were some sort of accomplishment by itself.

Oh, and just FTR, this town in 99% Caucasian.

Posted by: creeper at April 21, 2016 07:14 AM (sZAiE)

418 promising to forgive about half a million student loans of poor people which isn't going to happen.


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 21, 2016 07:11 AM (iONHu)


It'll turn us into Greece faster if he can swing it. Don't discount that he'll try. He's been trying to drive this country face-first into the dirt since day one.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 21, 2016 07:15 AM (J+mig)

419 Great minds, Bruce. : )

Posted by: Mortimer at April 21, 2016 07:15 AM (Bbsg+)

420 And about that 'triggering' thing:

Talk about psychiatric creep. 'Triggering' used to refer to the flashbacks induced in PTSD patients by reminders of their trauma.

I've loved two women who had legit PTSD, and there were things that did 'trigger' them, leading to panic attacks and heart-breaking, soul-crushing melt-downs....

These special snowflakes with their exquisite sensitivities have no idea.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at April 21, 2016 07:15 AM (lutOX)

421 Oh, and just FTR, this town in 99% Caucasian.


Posted by: creeper at April 21, 2016 07:14 AM (sZAiE)


Grifter ain't a color. You find people of all colors, shapes, and sizes who prefer plunder to productivity.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 21, 2016 07:16 AM (J+mig)

422 The student loan whining is, to me, like the people that whine that the ATM wants to charge them money to get 40 dollars out of their account every day.

Here's a saving tip from your old uncle Bruce.

Take at least half your check and put it into the bank. The rest goes into your wallet/piggy bank at home. When you run out of the money in your wallet, you are done spending until the next check. The ATM can onlybe used in an emergency.

No, wanting a 5 dollar cup of coffee is NOT an emergency.

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2016 07:17 AM (/Gwva)

423 That China-discovers-Northwest-passage was just a AGW puffer piece.

Can't have cap-and-trade (global tax) without AGW.

Make it easy to detect a sh*t head. Just ask them if they believe in AGW.

Sun, SMOD and Vulcan laugh. Who is this Anthropogenic you speak of.

Posted by: What? at April 21, 2016 07:18 AM (1uTkE)

424 Great minds, Bruce. : )

I guess I'm just slower...

Posted by: Bruce at April 21, 2016 07:18 AM (/Gwva)

425 415 The scamming of the disability system is going to
wreck the system for today's retirees even faster. It's amazing that
more people haven't realized just what a trainwreck it is. The town I
lived in, back in the bad days when I was still a Floridian, was full of
social security scammers.


Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 21, 2016 07:12 AM (J+mig)

Every town is full of them. Experts have estimated that fully 50% of all SSDI recipients are either outright fraud or abuse.

We had a link about a year ago to a news article where some welfare queen in Detroit was pulling in $80,000 a year in welfare and SSDI money for her numerous children. SSDI is supposed to be for adults only who have a disability that precludes them from getting any work. And ADD doesn't qualify for that but she gets it based on ADD.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 21, 2016 07:18 AM (vvmPQ)

426 My university-aged daughter is always tell me about the "privilege" that
people like me have and how it makes it impossible for me to understand
and empathise with those whose lives are without such privilege


This is how they do it. Defining 'normal' as 'privileged' makes heterosexual, patriotic, two-parent, good citizen families with positive values and ethical standards into manufactured 'elites', targets that the shiftless, amoral , and intellectually lazy can protest and write hate poetry about while secretly envying their normalcy.

Posted by: Mortimer at April 21, 2016 07:22 AM (Bbsg+)

427 >>>>Oh, and just FTR, this town in 99% Caucasian.




Posted by: creeper at April 21, 2016 07:14 AM (sZAiE)


Grifter ain't a color. You find people of all colors, shapes, and sizes who prefer plunder to productivity.
.
.
.
.The Feds just busted up a SS disability fraud ring here in Kentucky. They arrested the Judge, the top disability lawyer in the country Eric Conn and some court clerks that had been falsifying SS disability claims for decades. Three of the scammers committed suicide when they found out they were under investigation. They still don't know how many people got benefits illegally.

The kicker is the Feds knew about this for years and didn't do anything until recently and no one knows why.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 21, 2016 07:22 AM (iONHu)

428 Well, by full of, I meant "almost nothing but". Everywhere's got some rot, but some places are rotted all the way through.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 21, 2016 07:23 AM (J+mig)

429 The kicker is the Feds knew about this for years and didn't do anything until recently and no one knows why.


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 21, 2016 07:22 AM (iONHu)

I know you didn't label this snark, but is it okay if I laugh at it?

Posted by: creeper at April 21, 2016 07:24 AM (sZAiE)

430 Posted by: Mortimer at April 21, 2016 07:22 AM (Bbsg+)


Yep. It's all about divide and conquer, and in particular, dividing every minority against the majority.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 21, 2016 07:24 AM (J+mig)

431 "turn us into Greece"

Austerity was a key word for wanting to reduce the number of people on the government tit.

30% directly on the government payroll and most of the others on some kind of dole.

When everybody is in on the scam the scam quits working.

US is a bigger country than Greece. Has much bigger climate swings. As the saying goes keeps-the riff-raff-out.

Posted by: What? at April 21, 2016 07:26 AM (1uTkE)

432
My university-aged daughter is always tell me about the "privilege" that
people like me have and how it makes it impossible for me to understand
and empathise with those whose lives are without such privilege


I'd agree with her, and let her know that my "privilege" makes it impossible for me to understand how I raised such a whiny, self-entitled, intellectually-bankrupt brat and that, furthermore, I wouldn't want my awful hetero / white / Christian / cis-normative privilege to poison the rest of her life.

Door. Ass, out of. Don't come back for money, housing, sympathy or anything. Screw and stay screwed.

But that's just me.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 21, 2016 07:26 AM (X6fMO)

433 Good morning, everyone! The birds are singing outside Casa de Bluebell and that makes me happy.

Creeper, saw your comment upthread about SSA going into your bank account with no warning and trying to take out the errant payments they made after your husband's death. I didn't know they could just go in like that either. I'm so sorry that you had to deal with that in the midst of your sorrow. One would think, given the business they are in, that they would have some delicacy about the way they handle these things. One would be wrong.

Posted by: bluebell at April 21, 2016 07:27 AM (2WwbN)

434 And in the meantime, SS raided my checkbook down to zero to recoup their own overpayments. Didn't even bother to ask me to pay them. They just confiscated what was there and then bitched at the bank because it wasn't enough. How is it that they can do this?

Posted by: creeper at April 21, 2016 07:27 AM (sZAiE)

435 MP4, thanks for the story about Thurber. I always liked his writing. I enjoy your show biz stories as much as I enjoy Vic's links (and corresponding snark) and look for both every morning.

Posted by: bluebell at April 21, 2016 07:29 AM (2WwbN)

436 One would think, given the
business they are in, that they would have some delicacy about the way
they handle these things. One would be wrong.



Posted by: bluebell at April 21, 2016 07:27 AM (2WwbN)


It's government. Where stupidity and evil meet and become policy.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 21, 2016 07:30 AM (J+mig)

437 Posted by: bluebell at April 21, 2016 07:27 AM (2WwbN)

Did not see your post before I put mine up below. The call from the bank was a stunner. "You need to transfer money NOW."

Crazy me. I thought it was my checkbook. Wrong.

Posted by: creeper at April 21, 2016 07:30 AM (sZAiE)

438 How is it that they can do this?


Posted by: creeper at April 21, 2016 07:27 AM (sZAiE)


It shouldn't be legal. They should have to send you a bill. Maybe try to sue them?

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 21, 2016 07:31 AM (J+mig)

439 "The kicker is the Feds knew about this for years and didn't do anything until recently and no one knows why."

Could be because the Feds are running out of (real) money. Also it may have been a warning to McConnell. I think they went after Hasterd to threaten Senators and Congressmen. Congress is full of shady lawyers and queers. I would bet Alexander is a queer. Him and McWherter had a thing going.

Posted by: What? at April 21, 2016 07:32 AM (1uTkE)

440 LOL, this new tradition of posting the news links early on the ONT was requested by a couple of Morons.

Was it simply because the EMT was so erratic and they didn't want to miss VNN?


I want my.

I want my EMT.

#direstraits

Posted by: Mortimer at April 21, 2016 07:33 AM (Bbsg+)

441 >>>>And in the meantime, SS raided my checkbook down to zero to recoup their
own overpayments. Didn't even bother to ask me to pay them. They just
confiscated what was there and then bitched at the bank because it
wasn't enough. How is it that they can do this?
.
.
.
.The VA did that to me once for my GI Bill I used in 1978. It seems the school didn't send in the required attendance reports for two semesters. I was stationed overseas and found out that the school had closed and there was nothing I could do and told the VA that in a letter. They left me alone for almost 30 years and then took my money. I called them and said I would have written them a check for the $300 and the lady got smart and told me I was lucky they didn't charge me interest for 25 years. I told her go ahead and we would see what would happen if they tried that.

It appears the Fed can pretty much take your money no matter what.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 21, 2016 07:35 AM (iONHu)

442 obama is doing it again, promising to forgive about half a million student loans of poor people which isn't going to happen.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 21, 2016 07:11 AM


It's only fair! I'm going to text my congressperson on my Obamaphone about this outrage!

Posted by: Supporter of short and stout student special snowflakes at April 21, 2016 07:35 AM (sOhww)

443 "The only reason I ever watched anything on ESPN was college football. But since I dropped my satellite I don't even do that anymore."

I'd love to see someone develop a plan to put Disney out of business. Since the Constitution is no longer operative, I suppose I'd support legislation to just steal their shit. All of it.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at April 21, 2016 07:35 AM (eHpnh)

444 >>>>"The kicker is the Feds knew about this for years and didn't do anything until recently and no one knows why."



Could be because the Feds are running out of (real) money. Also it
may have been a warning to McConnell. I think they went after Hasterd to
threaten Senators and Congressmen. Congress is full of shady lawyers
and queers. I would bet Alexander is a queer. Him and McWherter had a
thing going.
.
.
.
.Speculation here is that the previous Governor (a huge Dem) kept them at bay for the 8 years he was in office because of the extremely high unemployment rate in Eastern Kentucky.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 21, 2016 07:37 AM (iONHu)

445 "How is it that they can do this?"

They are bureaucrats and Congress lets them. Same with the IRS.

Little tyrants. No accountability. All they have to do is make sure they don't offend big tyrants. (Hillary and Obama for example)

Posted by: What? at April 21, 2016 07:37 AM (1uTkE)

446 @438 If I'd known they were going to bore into my checkbook I'd have closed that account.

Oh, BTW, the notice of confiscation referenced an incorrect amount of overpayment and missed the date of death by one year. There was, in fact, very little on the notice that was correct save name and address. We've got some fine people working in our government. /s

Posted by: creeper at April 21, 2016 07:37 AM (sZAiE)

447 It appears the Fed can pretty much take your money no matter what.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 21, 2016 07:35 AM (iONHu)
------------

Wow - the VA was actually able to go into your bank account 30 years later and take out money without your knowledge? I think we should start a business selling mattresses with pockets sewn in.

Posted by: bluebell at April 21, 2016 07:38 AM (2WwbN)

448 Dump up now. We at least got an hour out of the links.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 21, 2016 07:38 AM (vvmPQ)

449 It shouldn't be legal. They should have to send you a bill. Maybe try to sue them?



#NoStanding

Posted by: rickb223 at April 21, 2016 07:40 AM (wwx67)

450 Speculation here is that the previous Governor (a huge Dem) kept them at
bay for the 8 years he was in office because of the extremely high
unemployment rate in Eastern Kentucky.


"Record Tax Collections" . That makes two years straight that the Feds have squeezed the few taxpayers left for whatever they could get from them. I agree that their is a general sense in the hind-brain of the multi-legged DC Beltway Beast that the Obama credit card is beyond maxed out and that the bill is coming due regardless of the election results.

They know hard times are coming and they are insuring their own liquidity.

DOOM


I miss Monty.

Posted by: Mortimer at April 21, 2016 07:42 AM (Bbsg+)

451 Regards all the edicts from all the eDicks in "government" but especially the change to the $20: Sez who? What faceless fucker or fuckers get to say that they just decided? I'm not a big fan of Jackson either. All this petty shit can get reversed. No? Sez who?

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at April 21, 2016 07:44 AM (zKEwh)

452 Buckingham Palace is looking for someone to run Queen Elizabeth's' tweeter account. What is the point of having a tweeter account if you don't run it yourself?

Tweeter to the Queen sounds more like a San Francisco cover band to me.

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at April 21, 2016 07:47 AM (sOhww)

453 *noodump

Posted by: Mortimer at April 21, 2016 07:52 AM (Bbsg+)

454 448 - "Dump up now. We at least got an hour out of the links."

Vic, every day you get more eyeballs than you realize. It's now 6:30 on the West Coast, and I just finished reading your marvelous links. I actively search them out every morning, and they do hang around past their enstompening.

Posted by: Kate58 at April 21, 2016 09:28 AM (oLZsm)

455 I hope Trump becomes President and puts one of the photos of Obama's naked mom on the $5 bill.

Posted by: A Guy at April 21, 2016 12:08 PM (UvmoL)

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