Overnight Open Thread (4-21-2016)

Quote of the Day I

When thinking about why it's so expensive to build in many American cities just remember that the deal of the year is when you build 31,000 square feet of space and only have to destroy 4,000 square feet of space to do it.

Quote of the Day II

Over the past three decades, there has been a massive transfer of authority from parents to kids. Along with that transfer of authority has come a change in the valuation of kids' opinions and preferences. . . . what kids think and what kids like and what kids want now matters as much, or more, than what their parents think and like and want. . . . These well-intentioned changes have been profoundly harmful to kids.

-- Leonard Sax

Chesterton's Fence

The essence of conservative thought.

In the matter of reforming things, as distinct from deforming them, there is one plain and simple principle; a principle which will probably be called a paradox.

There exists in such a case a certain institution or law; let us say, for the sake of simplicity, a fence or gate erected across a road. The more modern type of reformer goes gaily up to it and says, "I don't see the use of this; let us clear it away." To which the more intelligent type of reformer will do well to answer: "If you don't see the use of it, I certainly won't let you clear it away. Go away and think. Then, when you can come back and tell me that you do see the use of it, I may allow you to destroy it."

This paradox rests on the most elementary common sense. The gate or fence did not grow there. It was not set up by somnambulists who built it in their sleep. It is highly improbable that it was put there by escaped lunatics who were for some reason loose in the street. Some person had some reason for thinking it would be a good thing for somebody. And until we know what the reason was, we really cannot judge whether the reason was reasonable. It is extremely probable that we have overlooked some whole aspect of the question, if something set up by human beings like ourselves seems to be entirely meaningless and mysterious. There are reformers who get over this difficulty by assuming that all their fathers were fools; but if that be so, we can only say that folly appears to be a hereditary disease. But the truth is that nobody has any business to destroy a social institution until he has really seen it as an historical institution. If he knows how it arose, and what purposes it was supposed to serve, he may really be able to say that they were bad purposes, that they have since become bad purposes, or that they are purposes which are no longer served. But if he simply stares at the thing as a senseless monstrosity that has somehow sprung up in his path, it is he and not the traditionalist who is suffering from an illusion.

A Victory Against Political Intimidation in California

Does Your First Name Signal Your Politics?

Possibly yes.

First, they looked at the most Republican and Democratic names, according to Federal Election Commission donor data. They created a massive table that ranks names by the ratio of Democratic to Republican donors with that name. The data shows that Dylans, Hillaries and Krishnas who have made recent political donations are more likely to be liberals, while Donalds, Brittanies and Dentons are disproportionately conservative.

Head Park Ranger Mocks Constitution While Leading a Tour of Independence Hall

Quotas Come to the USAF Thunderbirds

Attention Perverts/Rapists: Get Your Ass to Target Right Now - Your Dream Has Come True!

The French Government Promises a 20 Minute Massacre Response, Or Your Next One is Free

Charlie Murphy Recounts His Prince Experience

"You want some grapes........bitches!"

Where Have All The Ear Infections Gone?

A new childhood pneumococcal vaccine in 2010 seems to have caused a big drop in ear infections.

The 'Magnificent Seven' Remake Teaser Trailer

But why watch a remake of a remake when you can watch the original: Kurosawa's The Seven Samurai.

If you've never watched it, I highly recommend it. It's long by today's standards but not much longer than Gone With the Wind. And it truly is an epic with time enough to develop each of the characters, strategy, massive fight scenes, as well as humor, love, and a pretty damn good soundtrack.  And American filmmakers have been remaking it and mining from it in various forms for decades. As one critic put it every director ultimately wants to make his own version of The Seven Samurai.

In fact you've probably already seen bits and pieces of it in various movies over the years without ever realizing it.

I looked for a complete version of the movie on the internet but all the ones I found were such low quality that they're not worth it. So you'll have to just rent it.

Related: 16 Epic Facts About 'Seven Samurai'

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19 Survivors Of Suicide Reveal Their First Thoughts After Realizing They Hadn't Succeeded

I decided to hang myself with an extension cord in the rafters of my garage. I decided to do a quick test run to make sure the beam would hold before saying my goodbyes to my family. During the test run, I slipped off my chair and actually hung myself. The panic I felt during those few moments I was dangling was all it took to convince myself I should live. I needed desperately to tell my mother I loved her before I went. My father too. I could only think of getting out of it, so I could give them their well deserved goodbyes, and let them know how much I loved them. When I luckily managed to get my footing back on the chair, I realized I wasn't ready to go. I had so much love left in me. I felt like it gave me a second chance to realize I didn't want to go through with it. I'm doing well now. I have two beautiful girls, and a man who would give me the moon. I'm happy I had a botched run, because I'm sure I wouldn't have realized how i really felt if I got to text my final goodbyes.

The Backyard Astronomer

Amateur astronomer Gary Hug with his homemade telescope has discovered over 300 asteroids.

Ronald McDonald Sculpture Arrested In China

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Yahoo group. That is all.

Come on be a smartie and join the yahoo group party! For the children.

And my lo-fi Twitter spew.

Tonight's post brought to you by the Citizen Kane premiere, 1941:

citizenkaneprem1941

Notice: Posted by permission of AceCorp LLC. Mannequins are for display only. Do not taunt happy-fun ball. No pants. No refunds.

Posted by: Maetenloch at 11:41 PM




Comments

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1 Well! Now all's right with the world!

Posted by: Chitown-Jerry at April 21, 2016 11:42 PM (UpGcq)

2 TMZ's saying Prince did some bad drugs.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 21, 2016 11:43 PM (zxeJt)

3 I got nothing, how about you?

Posted by: French Jeton at April 21, 2016 11:43 PM (WMvHw)

4 I was getting worried about Maet

Woot woot ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 21, 2016 11:44 PM (voOPb)

5 Wow! Dr. Pepper must be devastated. Little Sweet has died.

Posted by: Fritz at April 21, 2016 11:44 PM (+E2Y7)

6 Y'know, I was just thinking about Chesterton's Fence....because of all the ignorant assholes running around saying, "I know of no reason why men and women, boys and girls, shouldn't share bathrooms and changing areas...."



I've also been thinking about "Start from zero".

Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2016 11:44 PM (EzgxV)

7 Mr. Nelson was musically irrelevant and ultimately forgettable. A tiny fart in the vast halls of aural history.

There, I said it. Someone had to.

Posted by: Johann Sebastian Bach at April 21, 2016 11:44 PM (CUk0C)

8 I'm from the Beatles /Stones generation.. I never really listened to anything by Prince.. But I have seen him on videos over the years and he was one helluva guitar player!

Posted by: Chitown-Jerry at April 21, 2016 11:46 PM (UpGcq)

9 []

Posted by: richard mcenroe at April 21, 2016 11:46 PM (Kucy5)

10 Howdy,do.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 21, 2016 11:46 PM (5DDGl)

11 Citizen Kane, the amazing growing man!

Posted by: Kindltot at April 21, 2016 11:46 PM (OSOcC)

12 After last nite also no shirt.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 21, 2016 11:46 PM (voOPb)

13 There's commentary in the elephant thread about him being on Rx opiates and what likely happened to him that sound plausible if you want to look, BTH.

Such as...

a commenter after the TMZ released the Prince died of a drug overdose

As a registered nurse, it makes total sense. He died of an accidental drug overdose. Actually, I'm changing my cause of death to accidental drug overdose. There was a mid-air emergency and they had to land the plane and rush Prince to the hospital where here received naloxone and was released. Naloxone is the reversal agent we use to reverse opiate and heroin overdose. But it blocks the drug's effect for up to a few days and the patient is thrown into immediate withdrawal. Sings of opiate withdrawal are essentially really bad flu-like symptoms. The only thing that stops the withdrawal symptoms is a big old dose of the opiates. He likely took too much and stopped breathing and died. He may have been dead hours before anyone found him and rigor mortis had set in. He was probably stiff and purple when the ambulance found him and pronounced him dead at his house instead of transporting him to the hospital.

sad

Posted by: artisanal 'ette

Posted by: andycanuck at April 21, 2016 11:47 PM (jVvcc)

14 Geebus. Talking to myself on the previous thread.

*reading content

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 21, 2016 11:47 PM (hlMPp)

15 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 21, 2016 11:47 PM (YJmuy)

16 Is it true that Prince was just a nickname, and his real birth name was Lars Nygaard?

Posted by: Kindltot at April 21, 2016 11:47 PM (OSOcC)

17 Man, Maet. You work your ass off.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 21, 2016 11:48 PM (5DDGl)

18 The Charlie Murphy/Prince skit...and most of The Chappelle Show is timeless and awesome.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 21, 2016 11:49 PM (hlMPp)

19 It's Terrific!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 21, 2016 11:49 PM (k4M/B)

20 So how fast will Hollyweird rush to the theaters a bio-pic of Prince?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 21, 2016 11:49 PM (CHRg6)

21 Well if not first I'm Top Twenty?

Posted by: Farmer at April 21, 2016 11:50 PM (o/90i)

22 Agreed RK as you recently said, Maet gives the best ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 21, 2016 11:50 PM (voOPb)

23 I
' sith Chi-Town on Prince

Posted by: Drill Thrawl at April 21, 2016 11:50 PM (DN9jO)

24 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/723208710013759488

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/723208851147755520

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/723209060657586176

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/723209229981650944

Posted by: kbdabear at April 21, 2016 11:50 PM (ZiS0i)

25 "Is it true that Prince was just a nickname, and his real birth name was Lars Nygaard?

His real first name was "Prince"

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 21, 2016 11:50 PM (5DDGl)

26 Damn you Anna. LOL

Posted by: Farmer at April 21, 2016 11:51 PM (o/90i)

27 Hey, Gary, when the hell is SMOD gonna gets its ass here?

Posted by: PabloD at April 21, 2016 11:51 PM (GP2ST)

28 "Agreed RK as you recently said, Maet gives the best ONT"

The. Best. Ever.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 21, 2016 11:52 PM (5DDGl)

29 I'm with...

Posted by: Drill Thrawl at April 21, 2016 11:52 PM (DN9jO)

30 More Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/723209380196323328

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/723209565291089920

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/723209742286381057

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/723209926550511616

Posted by: kbdabear at April 21, 2016 11:52 PM (ZiS0i)

31
His real first name was "Prince"
Posted by: Ricardo Kill


That's better than "Rover."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 21, 2016 11:53 PM (k4M/B)

32 Put the content down. Content is for closers!

https://youtu.be/zwYLqUE1Rc4

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 21, 2016 11:53 PM (VdICR)

33 Farmer, I know you mean it in jest... but words and phrase do have consequences.. so please don't do that okay?

Drive a friend a bit bonkers when they say 'Damn you computer!' when it balks. I ask them why are trying to consign to Hell an inanimate object?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 21, 2016 11:53 PM (CHRg6)

34 IIRC Charlie Murphy insists that story is not fictional. Dave Chapelle did a great job bringing it to life.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 21, 2016 11:53 PM (EZebt)

35 Bonus Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pic

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/723210900757319684

Posted by: kbdabear at April 21, 2016 11:53 PM (ZiS0i)

36 Lets just say that the name Prince is far better than say Rince or Moon Unit.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 21, 2016 11:53 PM (CHRg6)

37 Crap. I should be giving my money to democrats. Hmm, I am indirectly.

Posted by: NCKate at April 21, 2016 11:54 PM (O46jc)

38 "That's better than "Rover."



What are you, dog?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 21, 2016 11:55 PM (5DDGl)

39 Saving the suicide article to read later but I love this.

---

I hit the ground and just yelled out loud 'OH FUCK' because 1. The belt broke and I was still here, and 2. Thank god the belt broke and I was still here.

I've found something I am truly passionate about (comic books and animation) and things have been on a steady uphill climb.
---

Good on ya sir.



*so the 500 error will never be fixed I am guessing

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 21, 2016 11:56 PM (hlMPp)

40 The Warriors did NOT come out to play, tonight...

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 21, 2016 11:57 PM (zxeJt)

41
28 "Agreed RK as you recently said, Maet gives the best ONT"

The. Best. Ever.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 21, 2016 11:52 PM (5DDGl)

Long Cat is in your future. Just sayin'.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 21, 2016 11:58 PM (hlMPp)

42 Prince.

57 too young to go.
Not a fan but not a hater either.
If HW wants to make movies that's ok

Better than being subjected to Michelle Obama on an upcoming episode of NCIS

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 21, 2016 11:58 PM (voOPb)

43 RIP Prince.

I was never a big fan. Always thought he was a bit creepy. An adventurous musician, decent guitarist, but I just wasn't much of a fan. Purple Rain was ok but a bit over the top and I used to love Pink Floyd and RUSH so go figure.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 21, 2016 11:58 PM (GfbnD)

44 Lars Nyquist is funnier.


Posted by: Kindltot at April 21, 2016 11:59 PM (OSOcC)

45 Long before I was Endora in Bewitched I was in Citizen Kane. Eleanor Roosevelt and I had a fling.

Posted by: Agnes Moorhead at April 21, 2016 11:59 PM (nckx1)

46
Long Cat is in your future. Just sayin'.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA


Better than Long Yoko.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 22, 2016 12:00 AM (k4M/B)

47 All right. Big hit with Prince.

Big hit with Prince.

Pound away as you will.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 22, 2016 12:00 AM (5DDGl)

48 The suicide link was a good read. And i will leave it at that

Hope it gets widely spread thru the web

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 22, 2016 12:01 AM (voOPb)

49 34 IIRC Charlie Murphy insists that story is not fictional. Dave Chapelle did a great job bringing it to life.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 21, 2016 11:53 PM (EZebt)

There is an interview where Charliesaid he was at a concert and Prince stopped his act and just gave him the stink-eye....and then resumed playing,

Whether he was pissed/upset it got out/just having fun remains to be seen.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 22, 2016 12:01 AM (hlMPp)

50 Pittsburgh Penguins are up 3-1 on the NYRangers. 3 years ago, the Rangers came back and won. I don't see that happening this year. This Pens team is different. GO PENS!!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 22, 2016 12:01 AM (GfbnD)

51 Y'know, I was just thinking about Chesterton's
Fence....because of all the ignorant assholes running around saying, "I
know of no reason why men and women, boys and girls, shouldn't share
bathrooms and changing areas...."







I've also been thinking about "Start from zero".

Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2016 11:44 PM (EzgxV)


Breitbart had it correct about politics and culture. We wouldn't be here except that for decades now popular culture has portrayed men and women unrealistically.

How many movies show a tiny woman beating up a horde of muscle-bound dudes? It falsely minimizes the danger women face.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 22, 2016 12:01 AM (fC9RO)

52 My name is a republican name, who knew.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 22, 2016 12:01 AM (egOGm)

53 Long cat doesn't leave stains unlike Yoko

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 22, 2016 12:02 AM (voOPb)

54 I liked Prince. Didn't ever love him but I respected his work. He didn't ever sell out. He didn't become a mediocrity selling hundred-dollar tickets to old farts like, say, Sting did.

I expect he's clinking glasses with Bowie tonight.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 22, 2016 12:02 AM (zxeJt)

55 The suicide link was a good read. And i will leave it at that

Hope it gets widely spread thru the web
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 22, 2016 12:01 AM (voOPb)

I thought it would be. Too much to read tonight though but definitely saved.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 22, 2016 12:03 AM (hlMPp)

56

I tried to jump over Chesterton's Fence one. Didn't make it.

Racked the shit outta myself...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at April 22, 2016 12:03 AM (KId5h)

57 I didn't see "Turd" on the list of Republican/Democrat names.

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at April 22, 2016 12:03 AM (/ciMI)

58 36 Lets just say that the name Prince is far better than say Rince or Moon Unit.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 21, 2016 11:53 PM (CHRg6)



At my High School, one of the instructors was named "King Wisdom". He was reputedly a lush.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 22, 2016 12:03 AM (EzgxV)

59 57 I didn't see "Turd" on the list of Republican/Democrat names.
Posted by: Turd Ferguson at April 22, 2016 12:03 AM (/ciMI)

It was just the donors, not the candidates.

Posted by: Baron bon Mot at April 22, 2016 12:04 AM (J3UIw)

60 Okay horde. I had this idea. I love ZZ Top and I took my 8 month old daughter to their concert in '82. She was a baby. We sat on a blanket in a football field in our little berg.

Now I have this freaky idea I can't afford. There is a ZZ Top concert around my B-day in Vegas.(7 months off) The other daughter that I put up for adoption has found me.

I think it would be fun for all of us to meet in Vegas for a long weekend for the concert. Adopted daughter and are on contact several times a week. ;-)

Would it be tacky for me to ask? Would a go fund me be tacky too? I'm not swimming in $.

Posted by: Infidel at April 22, 2016 12:04 AM (Uek7X)

61 I've also been thinking about "Start from zero".

Posted by: cthulhu at April 21, 2016 11:44 PM (EzgxV)

I want a divorce. And a restraining order. Red states can stay red. Blue states can stay blue.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 22, 2016 12:05 AM (voOPb)

62 I agree with MH. At this point a national divorce would be the best thing for both sides.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 22, 2016 12:05 AM (fC9RO)

63 I'm from the Beatles /Stones generation.. I never really listened to anything by Prince.. But I have seen him on videos over the years and he was one helluva guitar player!

Posted by: Chitown-Jerry at April 21, 2016 11:46 PM

He wasn't exactly in my field of particular interest, either. However... it became obvious early on that he actually kicked ass and excelled at what he did. Prince was a gale of fresh air in the early 80's and sounded terrific with catchy songs. It was at a time when the harder edge of punk rock had dissolved into overly serious, angsty synth new wave and Prince's brand of "fuck it, let's dance and rock out" was welcomed by me wholeheartedly.

Posted by: otho at April 22, 2016 12:05 AM (EWg9n)

64 My mistake. The suicide article is good...but I thought it was much longer by using the first as an example.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 22, 2016 12:06 AM (hlMPp)

65 Farmer, I know you mean it in jest... but words and phrase do have consequences.. so please don't do that okay?

Drive a friend a bit bonkers when they say 'Damn you computer!' when it balks. I ask them why are trying to cogot into the the top twenty and you took 20.nsign to Hell an inanimate object?
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 21, 2016 11:53 PM

Twas just a joke Anna. I posted I made the top 20 and you beat me to it and made 21.

I've no idea what your second paragraph refers to. I'm guessing it's not me.

be well.

T

Posted by: Farmer at April 22, 2016 12:06 AM (o/90i)

66 Come on Rockets, don't blow a lead in your own home town. That's just tacky.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 22, 2016 12:06 AM (zxeJt)

67 58 36 Lets just say that the name Prince is far better than say Rince or Moon Unit.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 21, 2016 11:53 PM (CHRg6)



At my High School, one of the instructors was named "King Wisdom". He was reputedly a lush.



The Fox 5 (DC) anchor guy is named Wisdom Martin. Always thought that was a pretentious first name.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 22, 2016 12:06 AM (GfbnD)

68 MH,
I think us conservatives could take California back. No problem. I like the weather.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 22, 2016 12:07 AM (egOGm)

69 hi all
I have some bad news

Posted by: chemjeff at April 22, 2016 12:07 AM (uAvJJ)

70 52 My name is a republican name, who knew.
Posted by: CaliGirl at April 22, 2016 12:01 AM (egOGm)

Your name is Donald?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 22, 2016 12:07 AM (0mRoj)

71 Hmmm, there oughta be a [] by reference in that first PowerLine link - at the end, Hinderaker discusses You Know What.


The second PowerLine story is stunning/ho-hum, in that new old-fashioned way.


I mean, really. Official public tour guides at a site commemorating one of the most important positive developments in all human history ..... trash the actual history, spout NPR-level idiocy and fantasy and hate, and trash-talk the country that was based on it.


Of course after 2013, there shouldn't be many illusions about the Park Service (who, in their darkest pessimistic projections, ever thought THE PARK SERVICE would be one of the more repugnant domestic agencies, once the degradation of the country really got rolling?).


Wow.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 22, 2016 12:08 AM (QDnY+)

72 Not aimed at you Farmer,

ChemJeff did you incinerate/reduce another $40 steak?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 22, 2016 12:08 AM (CHRg6)

73 Citizen Kane - one of the most overrated movies of all time.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 22, 2016 12:08 AM (0mRoj)

74

The Fox 5 (DC) anchor guy is named Wisdom Martin. Always thought that was a pretentious first name.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 22, 2016 12:06 AM (GfbnD)

I have the name of the billionaire on Knight Rider. (First and middle)

I weed out the dummies when I tell them I was named after him

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 22, 2016 12:09 AM (hlMPp)

75 62 I agree with MH. At this point a national divorce would be the best thing for both sides.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 22, 2016 12:05 AM (fC9RO)

I intellectually agree, and emotionally feel even more so. "We must act!"

Of course, we win in the end, so it's probably not going to actually happen.

Posted by: "I don't believe in the no-win scenario" at April 22, 2016 12:09 AM (J3UIw)

76 For those of you that are interested, Dilma Rousseff will be going to the UN to argue that she should not be impeached in Brazil.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/gpsvym2

Posted by: Kindltot at April 22, 2016 12:10 AM (OSOcC)

77 *views Citizen Kane picture*

"Use Gillette Blades for speed"

I thought they were used for cocaine.

Posted by: have movies been lying to me? at April 22, 2016 12:10 AM (qG9uQ)

78
The Fox 5 (DC) anchor guy is named Wisdom Martin. Always thought that was a pretentious first name.
Posted by: Puddleglum


I like that name. Been thinking of changing mine.

Posted by: Dumbass McCoy at April 22, 2016 12:11 AM (k4M/B)

79 CaliGirl, "conservatives" take CA?


And here I was thinking you avoided serious drug use.


There are some islands of sanity - you're sort of in one, certainly by comparison to all urban areas - but as you well know they are dwarfed by the drones of the coasts and cities.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 22, 2016 12:11 AM (QDnY+)

80 The judge's ruling against the CA Attorney General does indeed make for interesting reading.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 22, 2016 12:11 AM (J3phO)

81 If the elite demonstration unit for the AF isn't technically elite, any sensible person would spend their time as far away as possible -- they're going to crash planes into each other, the ground, and the spectators if they attempt half the stunts that previous elite teams executed routinely.



And were I considering such a career move, I'd have to wonder whether such a debased credential was worth the risk to my life.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 22, 2016 12:11 AM (EzgxV)

82 I weed out the dummies when I tell them I was named after him

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 22, 2016 12:09 AM (hlMPp)


People are naming their kids Daenerys, Sansa, and Arya.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 22, 2016 12:11 AM (fC9RO)

83 Dilma Roussef is calling in a foreign power to save her own worthless skin. Awesome. Can we get some Irish morons in here to tell her why that's a bad idea

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 22, 2016 12:12 AM (zxeJt)

84

I checked my names.

Came up in black, 100% Fascist.

Thanks mom!

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at April 22, 2016 12:12 AM (KId5h)

85
People are naming their kids Daenerys, Sansa, and Arya.
Posted by: Colorado Alex


Yahoo Serious named his daughter Arya.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 22, 2016 12:13 AM (k4M/B)

86 Sorry to hear it, chemjeff - whatever the news is.


I assume you will not keep us hanging for long.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 22, 2016 12:13 AM (QDnY+)

87 95-94 Houston

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 22, 2016 12:14 AM (zxeJt)

88 Posted by: CaliGirl at April 22, 2016 12:07 AM (egOGm)

I love your optimism. But you can't even elect a GOP state senate or assembly. Eventually sanity has to over rule weather & natural beauty

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 22, 2016 12:14 AM (voOPb)

89 "Sansa" will always be an mp3 player to me.

Posted by: big SanDisk fan at April 22, 2016 12:14 AM (qG9uQ)

90 Speaking of names, and Gillette--King Gillette was actually his name.

And then there was King Vidor, movie director.

Posted by: Tonight's Final Jeopardy Category... at April 22, 2016 12:14 AM (J3UIw)

91 Who should play Prince in the biopic?

Matt Damon?

Jimmy Fallon?

Posted by: eman at April 22, 2016 12:14 AM (MQEz6)

92 THE PARK SERVICE would be one of the more repugnant domestic agencies, once the degradation of the country really got rolling?).
--
Wow.

Posted by: rhomboid
-----------

They fell into line during the sequester theater. Everywhere the Park Service was closing stuff, like parking lots, the locals got a taste of Altruistic Punishment.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 22, 2016 12:14 AM (J3phO)

93 I ran across that there was an infant named Elric.

I had an instant negative opinion of his parents.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 22, 2016 12:14 AM (OSOcC)

94 71 Hmmm, there oughta be a [] by reference in that first PowerLine link - at the end, Hinderaker discusses You Know What.


The second PowerLine story is stunning/ho-hum, in that new old-fashioned way.


I mean, really. Official public tour guides at a site commemorating one of the most important positive developments in all human history ..... trash the actual history, spout NPR-level idiocy and fantasy and hate, and trash-talk the country that was based on it.


Of course after 2013, there shouldn't be many illusions about the Park Service (who, in their darkest pessimistic projections, ever thought THE PARK SERVICE would be one of the more repugnant domestic agencies, once the degradation of the country really got rolling?).


Wow.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 22, 2016 12:08 AM (QDnY+)



Last I checked, Article I, section 8 of the Constitution didn't say anything about National Parks. Devolve them to the states by executive order on Day 1.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 22, 2016 12:15 AM (EzgxV)

95 People are naming their kids Daenerys, Sansa, and Arya.


Posted by: Colorado Alex


Don't doubt that at all.

Thing is with my name I think I was 12 or so when the show was on. So definitely not named after it. And I still don't know how they came up with my name.

They said they didn't use drugs????

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 22, 2016 12:15 AM (hlMPp)

96 Who should play Prince in the biopic?

Matt Damon?

Jimmy Fallon?


John Goodman

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 22, 2016 12:15 AM (YJmuy)

97 My son Jaden will play Prince in the biopic 'Purple People Pleasure'. I've written the script and will direct.

Posted by: Will Smith at April 22, 2016 12:15 AM (nckx1)

98 well, my dad is in the hospital.
he had a heart attack today.
he is doing better, but mom is very scared.
i am going to visit them tomorrow and spend the weekend there.

Posted by: chemjeff at April 22, 2016 12:15 AM (uAvJJ)

99 >>>Attorney General does indeed make for interesting reading.
----
It does indeed Mike.
Maet beat me to the punch I put it in news dump for tomorrow

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 22, 2016 12:16 AM (voOPb)

100 Good luck, chemjeff.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 22, 2016 12:16 AM (zxeJt)

101 People are naming their kids Daenerys, Sansa, and Arya.
Posted by: Colorado Alex
------------------

Tercel

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 22, 2016 12:16 AM (J3phO)

102 76 For those of you that are interested, Dilma Rousseff will be going to the UN to argue that she should not be impeached in Brazil.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/gpsvym2

Posted by: Kindltot at April 22, 2016 12:10 AM (OSOcC)



Good luck with that. I suppose the blue helmets will go to Brazil and face the torches and pitchforks for her.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 22, 2016 12:16 AM (EzgxV)

103
I intellectually agree, and emotionally feel even more so. "We must act!"



Of course, we win in the end, so it's probably not going to actually happen.


"We win in the end" in what universe is that assured?

The only way we win if there's no divorce will be if we kill about 100 million people in this country.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 22, 2016 12:16 AM (fC9RO)

104 93 I ran across that there was an infant named Elric.

I had an instant negative opinion of his parents.
Posted by: Kindltot at April 22, 2016 12:14 AM (OSOcC)

Elric the Enchanter?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 22, 2016 12:17 AM (0mRoj)

105
*snap*

It just came to me... perhaps there will be a wave of people naming their kid's 'Harriett'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 22, 2016 12:17 AM (J3phO)

106 Elric the Unready

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 22, 2016 12:18 AM (zxeJt)

107 rhomboid, you can have the park service.

I will take the IRS

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 22, 2016 12:18 AM (voOPb)

108 There are some islands of sanity - you're sort of in one, certainly by comparison to all urban areas - but as you well know they are dwarfed by the drones of the coasts and cities.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 22, 2016 12:11 AM (QDnY+)

There will eventually, as in all things, be a swing the other direction...

Its inevitable... and the longer it goes, and the more Left Calif goes... the more that pendulum will swing...

and we are soooooo far to the Left, the correction will be horrendous...

Posted by: Don Q at April 22, 2016 12:18 AM (qf6WZ)

109 106 Elric the Unready
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 22, 2016 12:18 AM (zxeJt)

I thought Aethelred was the unready one.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 22, 2016 12:19 AM (0mRoj)

110 Prayers up chemjeff

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 22, 2016 12:19 AM (hlMPp)

111
My nephew and wife named their kid 'Skye'. I wanted to scream.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 22, 2016 12:19 AM (J3phO)

112
It just came to me... perhaps there will be a wave of people naming their kid's 'Harriett'.
Posted by: Mike Hammer


They will marry guys named Ozzy.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 22, 2016 12:19 AM (k4M/B)

113 Sorry about your dad, chemjeff. Hope everything works out OK.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 22, 2016 12:20 AM (0mRoj)

114 I just watched Bret Bair, with Jim Angle, Laura Ingraham and Krauthammer. It was a debacle.

They were speaking of the Baffrooms Without Borders. Angle seemed to think "self-identify" means whats on your birth certificate, when it's the opposite and said what is happening couldn't possdibly be happening.

Ingraham said it was a Gotcha Question for her beloved [], it wasn't. Then she implied it was a joke which is what they said about gay marriage. Then she said it was for states, even tho federal judges are ruling on it and the White House is threatening to withhold funds, etc.

Krauthammer said it started with the NC legislature; forgetting that the Charlotte ordinance was the spark. And that trans were a tiny population, not understanding that the law would allow anyone and everyone to self-designate their own permission to use any facility.
Nor is it a local NC issue, with 22 states considering legislation.

Even [] "leave it the way it is" was confused. Leave it like it's always been our whole lives? Too late for that. Leave the Charlotte ordinance in place and repeal the state of NC's response?

And Bret Bair found the whole thing mildly distasteful, something the Left counts on to get their way.

Posted by: Donald F. Troop, Small Businessman at April 22, 2016 12:20 AM (Ndje9)

115 Insomniac
https://archive.org/details/eric-the-unready-1997-cdrom

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 22, 2016 12:20 AM (zxeJt)

116 80 The judge's ruling against the CA Attorney General does indeed make for interesting reading.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 22, 2016 12:11 AM (J3phO)



....and means nothing without the rule of law. How 'bout, "ask anyone else for that schedule and you will be disbarred and held in a box for contempt until you rot."? But, no -- she's a favorite lefty. She'll be Senator, then Governor before she finishes her term, then be a Presidential candidate in 2020, all the while leaving a slimy trail of lawlessness behind her.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 22, 2016 12:20 AM (EzgxV)

117 >>>Tercel

Toyota?


I knew a couple who named their daughter Fleming. Eh gadz, what do you call her for short, Flem?

Parents today are selfish. Looking for a cool name and a BFF. Ffs it's your kid.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 22, 2016 12:21 AM (voOPb)

118 97-96 Rockets, 2.7 s left

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 22, 2016 12:21 AM (zxeJt)

119

Good vibes your dad's way CJ.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at April 22, 2016 12:21 AM (KId5h)

120 115 Insomniac
https://archive.org/details/eric-the-unready-1997-cdrom
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 22, 2016 12:20 AM (zxeJt)

That's Eric, not Elric.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 22, 2016 12:21 AM (0mRoj)

121 Mike H., that was my point.


I think you meant "shutdown", not sequester.


If the US weren't already a sort of ridiculous parody of its former self (sorry irongrampa), the Park Service outrages in 2013 would seem impossible, made up. Trying to block vista spots along scenic highways (WTF?). Soviet, really, in their contemptibility, and their buffoonery.


But of course expending effort, and $$$, to block a public/open space (WWII Memorial) that had been built with private funds, so that elderly WWII vets on their last/only trip to visit the Memorial could *not* see it ...... and the country (and the GOP) just TOOK IT ..... yet most just avert their eyes, inertia is the greatest force in nature - besides comfort.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 22, 2016 12:21 AM (QDnY+)

122 My nephew and wife named their kid 'Skye'. I wanted to scream.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 22, 2016 12:19 AM (J3phO)

I actually like that. Is it short for something,my best buds daughter is Skyler but I call her Sky.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 22, 2016 12:22 AM (hlMPp)

123 Posted by: rhomboid at April 22, 2016 12:11 AM (QDnY+)
I was thinking by force, we have plenty of chalk.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 22, 2016 12:22 AM (egOGm)

124 Prayers for you and your family, chemjeff!

Posted by: Infidel at April 22, 2016 12:22 AM (Uek7X)

125 122 My nephew and wife named their kid 'Skye'. I wanted to scream.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 22, 2016 12:19 AM (J3phO)

I actually like that. Is it short for something,my best buds daughter is Skyler but I call her Sky.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 22, 2016 12:22 AM (hlMPp)

Ugh. I was never a fan of the name Skyler, but Breaking Bad ruined it completely for me.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 22, 2016 12:23 AM (0mRoj)

126
98 well, my dad is in the hospital.
he had a heart attack today.
he is doing better, but mom is very scared.
i am going to visit them tomorrow and spend the weekend there.
Posted by: chemjeff at April 22, 2016 12:15 AM (uAvJJ)

Hang in there, dude.

Speedy recovery for your Dad.

Posted by: eman at April 22, 2016 12:23 AM (MQEz6)

127 bounced it off his own elbow and gives it to Htown. Houston beats the Warriors on the final "play"... of one second

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 22, 2016 12:24 AM (zxeJt)

128 Dearly beloved
We are gathered here today
To get through this thing called life

Are we gonna let the elevator bring us down
Oh, no let's go crazy

Pills, and thrills and daffodils will kill

Take me away.
57 years is too short..RIP Prince

Posted by: bossybarb at April 22, 2016 12:24 AM (7czoZ)

129 Our neighbor has a dog named Skyler

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 22, 2016 12:24 AM (voOPb)

130
Angle seemed to think "self-identify" means whats on your birth certificate

He also predicted Hillary will go full "single payer" for the election.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 22, 2016 12:24 AM (k4M/B)

131 Make sure to catch the quick video about Prince's reaction to Murphy telling the story.

Pretty funny.

https://youtu.be/lGV8oKGbp6s

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 22, 2016 12:24 AM (SEXy3)

132 I think you meant "shutdown", not sequester.
rhomboid
-----------

You are, of course, correct.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 22, 2016 12:25 AM (J3phO)

133

A dog named Skyler once bit my sister.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at April 22, 2016 12:25 AM (KId5h)

134 When it comes to drug abuse, you are never too young to die.
You can die at 15 years old, and it happens, pretty much all the time.

Posted by: navybrat at April 22, 2016 12:25 AM (8QGte)

135 Posted by: chemjeff at April 22, 2016 12:15 AM (uAvJJ)
I'm praying for you and your family.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 22, 2016 12:25 AM (egOGm)

136 If the US weren't already a sort of ridiculous parody of its former self (sorry irongrampa), the Park Service outrages in 2013 would seem impossible, made up. Trying to block vista spots along scenic highways (WTF?). Soviet, really, in their contemptibility, and their buffoonery.

I haven't forgotten. The Park Service showed that it was basically a fascist paramilitary wing in waiting. If I ever get the opportunity, I intend to fuck them over for it.

Posted by: Maetenloch at April 22, 2016 12:26 AM (pAlYe)

137 Good evening, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: Love Hertz at April 22, 2016 12:26 AM (no0Da)

138 Elric the Enchanter?
Posted by: Insomniac at April 22, 2016 12:17 AM (0mRoj)


Elric of Melnibone, I read it.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 22, 2016 12:26 AM (OSOcC)

139 chemjeff -

Prayers for Health & Healing for your parents & family...

Posted by: Adriane the Critic ... at April 22, 2016 12:26 AM (AoK0a)

140 Friends named their daughter Ryder. Ryder Cooper. By middle school: Ride Her Pooper.

Posted by: Larry Curlimo at April 22, 2016 12:26 AM (nckx1)

141
Our neighbor has a dog named Skyler
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


And all the other doggies would laugh at him and call him names.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 22, 2016 12:26 AM (k4M/B)

142 well, my dad is in the hospital.
he had a heart attack today.
he is doing better, but mom is very scared.
i am going to visit them tomorrow and spend the weekend there.
Posted by: chemjeff at April 22, 2016 12:15 AM

Be well and be strong. Best to you chemjeff.
T

Posted by: Farmer at April 22, 2016 12:27 AM (o/90i)

143 136 If the US weren't already a sort of ridiculous parody of its former self (sorry irongrampa), the Park Service outrages in 2013 would seem impossible, made up. Trying to block vista spots along scenic highways (WTF?). Soviet, really, in their contemptibility, and their buffoonery.

I haven't forgotten. The Park Service showed that it was basically a fascist paramilitary wing in waiting. If I ever get the opportunity, I intend to fuck them over for it.
Posted by: Maetenloch at April 22, 2016 12:26 AM (pAlYe)

Thread winner, hands down

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 22, 2016 12:27 AM (voOPb)

144 98 well, my dad is in the hospital.
he had a heart attack today.
he is doing better, but mom is very scared.
i am going to visit them tomorrow and spend the weekend there.

Posted by: chemjeff at April 22, 2016 12:15 AM (uAvJJ)



I'm sorry to hear that, cj. Please keep us informed of his status -- there are no "good heart-attacks", but there are those which can be recovered from and which point out previously-unknown weaknesses that built gradually over time. He has already passed the first hurdle, making it to the hospital. Best wishes from this moron, and guarded optimism.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 22, 2016 12:27 AM (EzgxV)

145
I actually like that. Is it short for something,my best buds daughter is Skyler but I call her Sky.
Posted by: RWC
-------------

Yes... it is short for, 'We're trendy hipsters'. They had dozens of family names to choose from. People who worked and labored to bring about their comfortable, secure lives, but, no. 'Skye'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 22, 2016 12:28 AM (J3phO)

146 >>And all the other doggies would laugh at him and call him names.
----
It's a her Bertram

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 22, 2016 12:28 AM (voOPb)

147 Don Q., don't agree that there is always a pendulum swing back - simply isn't true, either in the US or esp. world-wide. That's why the ratchet metaphor is so chillingly perfect and used so much in these threads.


In any case, what sort of "swing" results in people becoming, say, practically intelligent, or economically literate, or ditching their deeply fixated bigotries - or "learning" from disaster?


A friend's sister in another state, a sort of Platonic ideal of a clueless nasty lib, was incensed when her health insurance tripled or something thanks to You Know What. What was the target of her ire?


"The insurance companies!".


(and no, the quite alarming and correct perspective that in fact the despicable oligopoly/rent-seeking behavior of the companies partly enabled this debacle in the first place is light years beyond her possible comprehension - she meant "the insurance companies just raised our premiums, the greedy demons! eleventy!)

Posted by: rhomboid at April 22, 2016 12:29 AM (QDnY+)

148 It's "Schuyler."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 22, 2016 12:29 AM (xq1UY)

149 Well, Prince is reunited with his best bud Jeff Goldblum now.

Posted by: eman at April 22, 2016 12:29 AM (MQEz6)

150 chemjeff - Safe travel, and prayers for your dad.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 22, 2016 12:29 AM (J3phO)

151 148 It's "Schuyler."
Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 22, 2016 12:29 AM (xq1UY)

Well isn't that pretentious as hell.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 22, 2016 12:29 AM (0mRoj)

152 What was the target of her ire?

"The insurance companies!".
------------------

Well, they hold it against us anymore.

Posted by: United Healthcare. at April 22, 2016 12:31 AM (J3phO)

153 111
My nephew and wife named their kid 'Skye'. I wanted to scream.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 22, 2016 12:19 AM (J3phO)
--------------
UNC had a baseball player named Skye Bolt.
Catchy and memorable.
Also corny, but......hey, if you're good, it works.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 22, 2016 12:31 AM (T/5A0)

154 Posted by: rhomboid at April 22, 2016 12:29 AM (QDnY+)
I must know your friends sister. I've heard the same complaint.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 22, 2016 12:32 AM (egOGm)

155 Sorry to hear that chemjeff, best to you and your parents, let's hope for the best (cardiac science is in many ways one of the areas close to "magic" in modern medicine - my mother probably got a 25% longer lifespan thanks to it).


Do let us know how things are.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 22, 2016 12:32 AM (QDnY+)

156 An Equality of Misery: Destroy the Inequality Witches; Destroy the Family; Destroy the Successful

The focus this time: I am become a Leftist, destroyer of worlds.

http://politicalhat.com/?p=11571

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 22, 2016 12:32 AM (vBeA5)

157 Well, they hold it against us anymore.
Posted by: United Healthcare
------------

'Can't', dammit, can't hold it against us..

Posted by: United Healthcare. at April 22, 2016 12:32 AM (J3phO)

158 153 111
My nephew and wife named their kid 'Skye'. I wanted to scream.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 22, 2016 12:19 AM (J3phO)
--------------
UNC had a baseball player named Skye Bolt.
Catchy and memorable.
Also corny, but......hey, if you're good, it works.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 22, 2016 12:31 AM (T/5A0)

I think he and Mjolnir need to have a little chat.

Posted by: Thor Odinsson at April 22, 2016 12:33 AM (0mRoj)

159 thank you all.
it is kinda nuts right now.
don't know how I'm gonna focus on my classes tomorrow.

Posted by: chemjeff at April 22, 2016 12:33 AM (uAvJJ)

160 I don't know if it was specific to the glyph known as Prince, but many black parents named their children such honorifics because they figured that if whites were rude enough to call them by their first name instead of Mister So-n-so, then they would have to acknowledge the child by a title. Hence: Count, Duke, Bishop ... etc.

Posted by: Adriane the Critic ... at April 22, 2016 12:33 AM (AoK0a)

161
It's "Schuyler."
Posted by: Stringer Davis


Out of the clear blue of the Western sky comes Sky King!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 22, 2016 12:33 AM (k4M/B)

162 Since my name is Eric and I read a lot of Moorcoock in my teens, then years later most JRPGs that let you name your character gave you five letters, I usually went with Elric. None of them were seven foot tall albinos but still.

As I understand it, five characters is plenty for a name in Japanese, so the localization would carry that over since it meant not having to change any code. It also presented challenges for games that stored not just character sets but oft used phrases to save space, which could mean the English version would need to use a specific set of words saved as a dictionary and each word assigned a number of however many bits was the minimum needed. If 512 unique symbols/words were used in the Japanese version, it would be a 9-bit number and the localization would have to get by with that many words as well. In those days, if the game's binary ran over a specific size, it would raise the cost of the cartridge substantially. They had the choice of trying to trim it down to fit or come up with more content to use the greater capacity since it would cost them whether it was used or not. This is why CD-ROM was such a huge change.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 22, 2016 12:34 AM (IdCqF)

163 CaliGirl, I'll chalk against fascism with you any time.


Your job will be to make sure plenty of excellent Santa Maria Valley pinot and SB Country syrah are on hand as "provisions".





Posted by: rhomboid at April 22, 2016 12:34 AM (QDnY+)

164 Duke of New York.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 22, 2016 12:34 AM (k4M/B)

165 This other couple named their daughter Oakley. They didn't know anout Annie Oakley - got the name from their sunglasses. Twins would be Ray & Ban.

Posted by: Larry Curlimo at April 22, 2016 12:35 AM (nckx1)

166 Posted by: chemjeff at April 22, 2016 12:33 AM (uAvJJ)

Take tomorrow off. Seriously.

The snowflakes will survive.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 22, 2016 12:37 AM (hlMPp)

167 And my point about the sister's archtypically clueless sister was that there *is* usually no learning curve in these matters, not any more.


There is a quadrupling down.


CA's economy/society are awash with conspicuous damage from (obviously) idiotic policies, from "environmental" paganism to whatever pejorative can encompass things as stupid as "bullet trains" and stem-cell research institutes (to pursue unpromising lines of research that icky Dubya declined to fund, after actually serious scientific and ethical examination of the question).


Result? 10,000 times more of the same.


Yes, you see a pattern here.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 22, 2016 12:39 AM (QDnY+)

168 165 This other couple named their daughter Oakley.
Posted by: Larry Curlimo at April 22, 2016 12:35 AM (nckx1)
---------------
Ugh.
Friend of mine has a new grand-daughter named Brinkley.
Ugh.
These sound like dog names to me.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 22, 2016 12:39 AM (T/5A0)

169 Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 22, 2016 12:37 AM (hlMPp)

Listen to him chemjeff take tomorrow off

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 22, 2016 12:39 AM (voOPb)

170 Hence: Count, Duke, Bishop ... etc.
-----------

As much as I despise Garrison Keillor, I was always amused by the Lake Woebegone character who had been named by his parents 'Senator K. Thorvaldson'

Posted by: United Healthcare. at April 22, 2016 12:39 AM (J3phO)

171 130 re; single payer-- He's prolly right. Obama wanted single payer but felt he had to hide behind his convoluted plan so he could claim it wasn't socialized medicine. Then screw insurance up so badly, people would soc. med.

Posted by: Donald F. Troop, Small Businessman at April 22, 2016 12:40 AM (Ndje9)

172 Oops. Sheds healthcare sock.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 22, 2016 12:40 AM (J3phO)

173 Jeebus, chemjeff, with all the 1,340,392 sorts of special leave and holidays enacted in the last 20 years, seems to me "personal family emergency" is in there somewhere.


If not in policy or statute, in the decency and humanity of your institution's administration?

Posted by: rhomboid at April 22, 2016 12:41 AM (QDnY+)

174 Posted by: rhomboid at April 22, 2016 12:34 AM (QDnY+)
Ive got you covered.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 22, 2016 12:41 AM (egOGm)

175 Out of the clear blue of the Western sky comes Sky King!
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr.
------------

Today, his niece would be named Penne.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 22, 2016 12:43 AM (J3phO)

176 I remember the Oakley Brinkley report.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 22, 2016 12:43 AM (k4M/B)

177 Donald F Troop (excellent incisive bit on the Baffrooms Ohne Borders thing, above, BTW), small correction.


The O-care thing was not Obama's, in any sense of the word. An agglomeration of facially unconstitutional unsound and unworkable "ideas" many of which had been around for decades. And recall that the president revealed in his pathetic (and completely failed) "barnstorming" tour for the disastrous law that he literally doesn't even know the difference between liability and comprehensive insurance for autos.


Posted by: rhomboid at April 22, 2016 12:44 AM (QDnY+)

178 thank you all.
it is kinda nuts right now.
don't know how I'm gonna focus on my classes tomorrow.
Posted by: chemjeff at April 22, 2016 12:33 AM

Seriously, I'd say F**k your classes tomorrow. Call someone NOW and tell them you can't make it and have a family emergency.

This happened to me twice, when I thought work was the most important, F*** that. I'd feel a lot better if I was there for my grandmother and my mother when they died.

Not to say this is a fatal situation but just the F**k go. You never know and your mother needs you.

I pray he will be fine, but just go and cancel the classes, please.

T

Posted by: Farmer at April 22, 2016 12:44 AM (o/90i)

179 Parents can pick some fucked up names sometimes.

Posted by: A Boy Named Sue at April 22, 2016 12:46 AM (8aOqE)

180 "Does Your First Name Signal Your Politics?"

My name leans democratic, apparently.

/rebel

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster Bravely supporting kittens at April 22, 2016 12:47 AM (1D4Ef)

181 I have to say that I think all this memorializing of Prince is more than a bit over the top. I don't get it. Truly important people die without much notice, at all, but a has-been musician goes and it's as if he was almost the indispensable man. It's kind of weird.

As to Chesterton's brilliance about getting rid of cultural institutions, the left has their answer to him at the ready: the fence was put up by "raaaaaaaayyyyycisssssssts". Game over.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 22, 2016 12:48 AM (zc3Db)

182 Posted by: A Boy Named Sue at April 22, 2016 12:46 AM (8aOqE)


Johnny Cash, the forefather of transgender names

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 22, 2016 12:48 AM (voOPb)

183 Well this should force me to flee and do what I should do anyway (clean the Garand and examine the target for results of my first test loads).


We often see discussions of "national divorce" here. Problem is, what exactly (concretely) is that supposed to mean? And why would anyone thing it would ever happen?


It happens to some extent already in self-segregation, voting with feet (move to another city, county, state), social disintegration (and especially racial, entirely in reaction to the racism that has replaced an open society as a guiding principle of official and fashionable orthodoxy).


But I don't see the tiniest chance of anything like a real divorce happening, ever. Beyond that noted above.


Posted by: rhomboid at April 22, 2016 12:48 AM (QDnY+)

184
178 thank you all.
it is kinda nuts right now.
don't know how I'm gonna focus on my classes tomorrow.
Posted by: chemjeff at April 22, 2016 12:33 AM

Seriously, I'd say F**k your classes tomorrow. Call someone NOW and tell them you can't make it and have a family emergency.

This happened to me twice, when I thought work was the most important, F*** that. I'd feel a lot better if I was there for my grandmother and my mother when they died.

Not to say this is a fatal situation but just the F**k go. You never know and your mother needs you.

I pray he will be fine, but just go and cancel the classes, please.

T

Posted by: Farmer at April 22, 2016 12:44 AM (o/90i)



Chemistry has room to catch-up later. Comforting your mom doesn't. Get on a plane, or whatever it takes, and go.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 22, 2016 12:48 AM (EzgxV)

185 Posted by: rhomboid at April 22, 2016 12:44 AM (QDnY+)
The health care law was designed to fail. Who was the designer who said on camera, it's right there in the bill?

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 22, 2016 12:49 AM (egOGm)

186 Prayers, chemjeff.

Posted by: ReactionaryMonster Bravely supporting kittens at April 22, 2016 12:49 AM (1D4Ef)

187 I love your optimism. But you can't even elect a GOP state senate or assembly. Eventually sanity has to over rule weather & natural beauty

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 22, 2016 12:14 AM (voOPb)


Last time the GOP won the Assembly was in 1995 (after recalling two Assembly members who sold out to Willie Brown). Last time the GOP won a U.S. Senate seat was Pete Wilson in 1988 (same last year GOP won California's electoral votes). Last time they won the state Senate was in... 1968.

The GOP won't win there ever again due to demographics... so, unless L.A. amd S.F. get hit by Nukes, it'll be Democrat forever (or until a racialist La Raza political party takes over).

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 22, 2016 12:49 AM (vBeA5)

188

Not to say this is a fatal situation but just the F**k go. You never know and your mother needs you.

I pray he will be fine, but just go and cancel the classes, please.

T
Posted by: Farmer at April 22, 2016 12:44 AM (o/90i)

Bingo.

I am assuming the work ethic of the horde is like mine...need me, I'm there. Don't need me...I'm there. We set up a contractual obligation....I work and you pay me.

Why is my staff getting sicker and sicker on Mondays and Friday's now that the weather is nicer.

Yes, yes there will be a talking to.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 22, 2016 12:50 AM (hlMPp)

189 The Hinderaker piece is good until the very end, which is an epic downer.

It's too late. We're doomed.

Drove up from far SW NM yesterday, state highways the whole way to ABQ. There's a beautiful landscape feature below Magdalena named the Plains of San Agustin, a few hundred square miles of ancient lakebed, grassland, an angus beef every few thousand feet or so. Didn't see a vehicle for 60 miles.

Might be a good place to move when H is inaugurated, no cell, no dish, just us and the dogs. Think about something else for a while.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at April 22, 2016 12:51 AM (d7ycQ)

190 Thoughts & Prayers, ChemJeff.

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 22, 2016 12:52 AM (vBeA5)

191 Posted by: The Political Hat at April 22, 2016 12

What I meant by sanity, was to leave CA

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 22, 2016 12:53 AM (voOPb)

192 We often see discussions of "national divorce" here. Problem is, what exactly (concretely) is that supposed to mean? And why would anyone thing it would ever happen?

Posted by: rhomboid at April 22, 2016 12:48 AM (QDnY+)


Think "Czechoslovakia". We should be so lucky.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 22, 2016 12:53 AM (zc3Db)

193 Matt Drudge. Piece of shit.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at April 22, 2016 12:53 AM (sqHNm)

194 Posted by: The Political Hat at April 22, 2016 12:49 AM (vBeA5)
I'm sad to say you are correct. I'll say it again. We are going to be a state that has super rich people, super poor people and government workers.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 22, 2016 12:54 AM (egOGm)

195
The health care law was designed to fail. Who was the designer who said on camera, it's right there in the bill?
Posted by: CaliGirl


Hans Gruber. Or one of those other Grubers.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 22, 2016 12:55 AM (k4M/B)

196 []

Posted by: The Midnight Chalkening at April 22, 2016 12:55 AM (VZj72)

197 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 22, 2016 12:53 AM (voOPb)
I hope we can last ten more years and sell our business and retire someplace warm like here. With no humidity. But not too hot.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 22, 2016 12:56 AM (egOGm)

198 187 I love your optimism. But you can't even elect a GOP state senate or assembly. Eventually sanity has to over rule weather & natural beauty

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 22, 2016 12:14 AM (voOPb)

Last time the GOP won the Assembly was in 1995 (after recalling two Assembly members who sold out to Willie Brown). Last time the GOP won a U.S. Senate seat was Pete Wilson in 1988 (same last year GOP won California's electoral votes). Last time they won the state Senate was in... 1968.

The GOP won't win there ever again due to demographics... so, unless L.A. amd S.F. get hit by Nukes, it'll be Democrat forever (or until a racialist La Raza political party takes over).

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 22, 2016 12:49 AM (vBeA5)




A major issue is that bond issues are literally, "we promise to tax the ever-loving shit out of anyone stupid enough to live here in XX years for some dubious benefit we can screw-around-with now"....and with projects like the highspeed train to nowhere, the dubious benefits aren't even projected to occur before the hypertaxation kicks in.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 22, 2016 12:57 AM (EzgxV)

199 Matt Drudge. Piece of shit.

Agreed...

Posted by: donna at April 22, 2016 12:57 AM (O2RFr)

200 Thanks Rhomboid; point is we better get a grip on this or we'll still be speaking in non-sequiters while the Court discovers the Right to"self-identify" in the Constitution.

Posted by: Donald F. Troop, Small Businessman at April 22, 2016 12:59 AM (Ndje9)

201 Posted by: CaliGirl at April 22, 2016 12:56 AM (egOG

If I were you I would consider selling now and getting out while the going is good. I know it's hard to leave a ohysical location you love. I wish you & Mr. Caligirl the best

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 22, 2016 12:59 AM (voOPb)

202 194 Posted by: The Political Hat at April 22, 2016 12:49 AM (vBeA5)
I'm sad to say you are correct. I'll say it again. We are going to be a state that has super rich people, super poor people and government workers.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 22, 2016 12:54 AM (egOGm)



Government workers that have pensions guaranteed by promises to tax the ever-loving crap out of people who live in this state in the future -- and the rich can easily leave.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 22, 2016 01:00 AM (EzgxV)

203 'Night horde.

Have a blessed Friday.

See you in the morn.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 22, 2016 01:00 AM (hlMPp)

204 Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 22, 2016 12:50 AM (hlMPp)
My husband calls that the Friday, Monday syndrome. We've had employees who had that illness.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 22, 2016 01:01 AM (egOGm)

205 197 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 22, 2016 12:53 AM (voOPb)
I hope we can last ten more years and sell our business and retire someplace warm like here. With no humidity. But not too hot.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 22, 2016 12:56 AM (egOGm)



There is nowhere in the US that has as nice a climate as California. But there are few places in the US with as ugly a political climate as California.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 22, 2016 01:02 AM (EzgxV)

206 >>>but a has-been musician goes and it's as if he was almost the indispensable man. It's kind of weird.
<<<


Radio said had ...he did something - wrote a song/donated to/for that Ferguson/Baltimore thing.
So, BLM.


Posted by: Ralph at April 22, 2016 01:03 AM (7amCf)

207 194 I'll say it again. We are going to be a state that has super rich people, super poor people and government workers.
Posted by: CaliGirl at April 22, 2016 12:54 AM (egOGm)
-----------------
That will be the fate of the whole country eventually.
You're just ahead of the curve.

The most we can hope to do is slow it down a bit.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 22, 2016 01:03 AM (T/5A0)

208 Hi, I forgot to mention, I have to take Earth Day off.

Earth Day!

Posted by: Low Information Worker at April 22, 2016 01:04 AM (qG9uQ)

209 I hope we can last ten more years and sell our business and retire someplace warm like here. With no humidity. But not too hot.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 22, 2016 12:56 AM (egOGm)


Sell now while you still got something to sell. You can start another business somewhere that won't get to the point of confiscating it for privilege or some other invented pretext. California's headed to full jackboot territory at a breakneck pace.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 22, 2016 01:05 AM (J+mig)

210 Posted by: cthulhu at April 22, 2016 01:00 AM (EzgxV)
We will leave, just not yet. Husbands prime earning years. We can't quit now.
But if the right offer comes, we are done.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 22, 2016 01:05 AM (egOGm)

211 Radio said had ...he did something - wrote a song/donated to/for that Ferguson/Baltimore thing.
So, BLM.

Posted by: Ralph at April 22, 2016 01:03 AM (7amCf)


He was such a has-been that I hadn't even heard about that.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 22, 2016 01:05 AM (zc3Db)

212 Read Hanson's essays on the devolution of the family vineyard. Too much.

Posted by: Ralph at April 22, 2016 01:06 AM (7amCf)

213 no, it's okay. I have morning classes anyway, and I already asked my supervisor to get out of my afternoon obligations.

Posted by: chemjeff at April 22, 2016 01:07 AM (uAvJJ)

214 Nite RWC

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 22, 2016 01:07 AM (voOPb)

215 207 194 I'll say it again. We are going to be a state that has super rich people, super poor people and government workers.
Posted by: CaliGirl at April 22, 2016 12:54 AM (egOGm)
-----------------
That will be the fate of the whole country eventually.
You're just ahead of the curve.

The most we can hope to do is slow it down a bit.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 22, 2016 01:03 AM (T/5A0)



It all comes down to enumerated powers, and being allowed to fail.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 22, 2016 01:08 AM (EzgxV)

216 As much as I like "Seven Samurai", I think "Throne of Blood" is better. It's Kurosawa's version of MacBeth.

Posted by: Darth Randall at April 22, 2016 01:08 AM (KlVdw)

217 The most we can hope to do is slow it down a bit.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 22, 2016 01:03 AM (T/5A0)


I'll do more than slow it down! It'll just take a while to stop. Like a train when you pull the brakes.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 22, 2016 01:09 AM (J+mig)

218 There is nowhere in the US that has as nice a climate as California. But there are few places in the US with as ugly a political climate as California.
Posted by: cthulhu at April 22, 2016 01:02 AM (EzgxV)


Born and raised in CA save about 15 years out seeing the world. Fortunate enough to have 16 years of Reagan but, it's become intolerable now. The moving van is coming tomorrow morning and the wife and are abandoning/escaping CA for TN.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at April 22, 2016 01:09 AM (KBjNt)

219 Be well you kind folks, time for bed here. Prayers up for your Dad ChemJeff. Just go.

T

Posted by: Farmer at April 22, 2016 01:09 AM (o/90i)

220 Someone on a previous thread asked if the rates of suicide are higher for people who have been deployed in Iraq/Afghanistan vs other wars. I didn't stick around to see if anyone answered that?

Posted by: mullingthingsover at April 22, 2016 01:09 AM (L6jDH)

221 Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 22, 2016 01:05 AM (J+mig)
Not farming. We could not start a new business someplace else, with the business climate the way it is now.
I just don't think it's possible.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 22, 2016 01:11 AM (egOGm)

222 210 Posted by: cthulhu at April 22, 2016 01:00 AM (EzgxV)
We will leave, just not yet. Husbands prime earning years. We can't quit now.
But if the right offer comes, we are done.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 22, 2016 01:05 AM (egOGm)



A lot of CalPERS data is public. Look it over, both of you -- then decide when it is prudent to run.



In my case, the fiancee has been stuck on the first D of DANDA for a while.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 22, 2016 01:11 AM (EzgxV)

223 Posted by: Beer Ninja at April 22, 2016 01:09 AM (KBjNt)
Good for you.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 22, 2016 01:12 AM (egOGm)

224 213 no, it's okay. I have morning classes anyway, and I already asked my supervisor to get out of my afternoon obligations.

Posted by: chemjeff at April 22, 2016 01:07 AM (uAvJJ)



Where are the 'rents, cj? There may be morons nearby.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 22, 2016 01:12 AM (EzgxV)

225 Enjoying a freshly-made new drink. I juiced up two bags of lemons and a bag of grapefruit in the blender, and wound up with nearly 3 quarts of juice, which is quite pulpy. Added a little water water, and a little sugar, and used it as mix with a slug of vodka.


Not bad. Quite sour, but it has a fluffy consistency like an orange Julius.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 22, 2016 01:14 AM (UsLZp)

226 I'm going to miss it. I've been hitting all my favorite taco stands this week. As I'm unsure about quality and quantity of good tacos in Tn.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at April 22, 2016 01:14 AM (KBjNt)

227 218 There is nowhere in the US that has as nice a climate as California. But there are few places in the US with as ugly a political climate as California.
Posted by: cthulhu at April 22, 2016 01:02 AM (EzgxV)

Born and raised in CA save about 15 years out seeing the world. Fortunate enough to have 16 years of Reagan but, it's become intolerable now. The moving van is coming tomorrow morning and the wife and are abandoning/escaping CA for TN.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at April 22, 2016 01:09 AM (KBjNt)



Excellent choice -- it's in my top 6. Whereabouts in TN?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 22, 2016 01:14 AM (EzgxV)

228 Born and raised in CA save about 15 years out seeing
the world. Fortunate enough to have 16 years of Reagan but, it's
become intolerable now. The moving van is coming tomorrow morning and
the wife and are abandoning/escaping CA for TN.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at April 22, 2016 01:09 AM (KBjNt)


Best of luck. Hope it all goes well.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 22, 2016 01:14 AM (J+mig)

229 Posted by: Beer Ninja at April 22, 2016 01:09 AM (KBj

Good luck in TN
Had a cousin relocate there 3 years ago
He loves it

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 22, 2016 01:15 AM (voOPb)

230
Someone on a previous thread asked if the rates of suicide are higher for people who have been deployed in Iraq/Afghanistan vs other wars.

I wonder if accurate figures are available?
Suicide has always been a hush-hush thing.
Especially before the 1970s.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 22, 2016 01:15 AM (k4M/B)

231 Posted by: cthulhu at April 22, 2016 01:14 AM (EzgxV)

Clarksville for now. We have dear friends nearby. We will decide where we want to buy once we know the region better.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at April 22, 2016 01:16 AM (KBjNt)

232 His real first name was "Prince"

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 21, 2016 11:50 PM (5DDGl)


Popular name for collie dogs, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 22, 2016 01:16 AM (UsLZp)

233 Valu-rite Julius

Excellent AOP

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 22, 2016 01:17 AM (voOPb)

234 221 Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 22, 2016 01:05 AM (J+mig)
Not farming. We could not start a new business someplace else, with the business climate the way it is now.
I just don't think it's possible.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 22, 2016 01:11 AM (egOGm)



The business climate is better than you might expect outside of California.....but only if you have the right outlook. Tons of "investments" under BS like TARP and QE are going to be liquidated -- how can they be repurposed into productive assets if you purchase them pennies on the dollar?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 22, 2016 01:18 AM (EzgxV)

235 Posted by: cthulhu at April 22, 2016 01:11 AM (EzgxV)
What is DANDA?
on retirement, my MIL and step father in law retired at 49. Sold his farm. Very comfortable. Now they are running out of money. He retired too soon. That was a tough lesson. They aren't broke, but he retired too soon.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 22, 2016 01:19 AM (egOGm)

236 >>>The business climate is better than you might expect outside of California.....but only if you have the right outlook
----
Exactly. Big difference between cant & wont

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 22, 2016 01:19 AM (voOPb)

237 226 I'm going to miss it. I've been hitting all my favorite taco stands this week. As I'm unsure about quality and quantity of good tacos in Tn.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at April 22, 2016 01:14 AM (KBjNt)



Open your own taco stand when you get there and pitch it to expats. That's what the free market does.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 22, 2016 01:20 AM (EzgxV)

238 At my High School, one of the instructors was named "King Wisdom". He was reputedly a lush.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 22, 2016 12:03 AM (EzgxV)


Any relation to King Pleasure? (yes, there really was a jazz singer by that name)

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 22, 2016 01:20 AM (UsLZp)

239 Clarksville for now. We have dear friends nearby. We will decide where we want to buy once we know the region better.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at April 22, 2016 01:16 AM (KBjNt)


I seem to recall that Google was planning to open a datacenter there, soon. Might be a good place to find work if you're the tech-savvy type.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 22, 2016 01:20 AM (J+mig)

240 The moving van is coming tomorrow morning and the wife and are abandoning/escaping CA for TN.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at April 22, 2016 01:09 AM (KBjNt)

Excellent!!

Posted by: Blano at April 22, 2016 01:21 AM (3eoPa)

241 Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 22, 2016 01:20 AM (J+mig)

Yeah they are and as luck would have it, I'm a system administrator. So I will be looking at it when they are up and running.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at April 22, 2016 01:24 AM (KBjNt)

242 Good nite morons
Be well

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 22, 2016 01:24 AM (voOPb)

243 Goodnight MH

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 22, 2016 01:25 AM (egOGm)

244 231 Posted by: cthulhu at April 22, 2016 01:14 AM (EzgxV)

Clarksville for now. We have dear friends nearby. We will decide where we want to buy once we know the region better.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at April 22, 2016 01:16 AM (KBjNt)



Nice. Haven't made it there, myself -- tried to check out a wide range of metropolitan areas, but only got to Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville (Memphis being right out). Best of luck to you, and I just know you'll find yourself breathing more freely once stuff is out of boxes.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 22, 2016 01:25 AM (EzgxV)

245 well, my dad is in the hospital.
he had a heart attack today.
he is doing better, but mom is very scared.
i am going to visit them tomorrow and spend the weekend there.

Posted by: chemjeff at April 22, 2016 12:15 AM (uAvJJ)


Condolences, Chemjeff. Good friend of mine, his father had a stroke last week. Recovering in hospital, last word I had.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 22, 2016 01:26 AM (UsLZp)

246 235 Posted by: cthulhu at April 22, 2016 01:11 AM (EzgxV)
What is DANDA?
on retirement, my MIL and step father in law retired at 49. Sold his farm. Very comfortable. Now they are running out of money. He retired too soon. That was a tough lesson. They aren't broke, but he retired too soon.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 22, 2016 01:19 AM (egOGm)



DANDA is from the Kubler-Ross "stages of grief" -- Denial, Anger, Negotiation, Depression, Acceptance.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 22, 2016 01:27 AM (EzgxV)

247 My nephew and wife named their kid 'Skye'. I wanted to scream.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 22, 2016 12:19 AM (J3phO)


Yeah, stripper name, if ever there was one.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 22, 2016 01:28 AM (UsLZp)

248 238 At my High School, one of the instructors was named "King Wisdom". He was reputedly a lush.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 22, 2016 12:03 AM (EzgxV)


Any relation to King Pleasure? (yes, there really was a jazz singer by that name)

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 22, 2016 01:20 AM (UsLZp)



Not that I know, but I never had him for a class.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 22, 2016 01:28 AM (EzgxV)

249 Skye Pylotte

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 22, 2016 01:29 AM (k4M/B)

250 @cthulhu
Clarksville is the main town for Ft. Campbell and the wife and I are both ex-Army and like military communities. I also wisely sent my wife ahead to secure housing and such while finish up my last project at my job over the next couple weeks. Should unpacked by the time I get there. Of course packing was real chore too. I frequently considered an insurance fire while packing.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at April 22, 2016 01:30 AM (KBjNt)

251 ok good night all
thank you for your kind words and thoughts
chat with you tomorrow

Posted by: chemjeff at April 22, 2016 01:30 AM (uAvJJ)

252 Posted by: cthulhu at April 22, 2016 01:27 AM (EzgxV)
I'm in denial that I could ever leave my beloved California.
The $100,000 club pisses me off. That which can't go on, won't.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 22, 2016 01:31 AM (egOGm)

253 Goodnight Chemjeff,
Again, prayers for your father.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 22, 2016 01:32 AM (egOGm)

254 I recommend the last train to Clarksville.

Posted by: Davy Jones, counting large stacks of cash at April 22, 2016 01:33 AM (qG9uQ)

255 Wow. So we get a flap over the movie "Vaxxed" and the next thing you know there's a "vaccine savior" story in the news.

Gettin' pretty sick of PR companies writing the news.

Posted by: Muslim in a Speedo at April 22, 2016 01:34 AM (OmS1o)

256
Clarksville is the main town for Ft. Campbell and the wife and I are both ex-Army and like military communities.

Spent some time at WKU in Bowling Green and listened to a radio station out of Clarksville.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 22, 2016 01:34 AM (k4M/B)

257 @Davy Jones

Was waiting for that one. The Horde never disappoints.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at April 22, 2016 01:35 AM (KBjNt)

258 Goodnight everyone

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 22, 2016 01:35 AM (egOGm)

259 I think I've found it.

Prince will stage a *Rally 4 Peace* in Baltimore on Sunday to honor Freddie Gray.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/z76k5mf


Posted by: Ralph at April 22, 2016 01:38 AM (7amCf)

260 I got your magnificent seven right here.

Posted by: Anthony Weiner at April 22, 2016 01:38 AM (/f6Nd)

261 I got your magnificent seven right here.
Posted by: Anthony Weiner at April 22, 2016 01:38 AM (/f6Nd)


You do know that we don't use the metric system here, right?

Posted by: Beer Ninja at April 22, 2016 01:40 AM (KBjNt)

262 Examining the picture of the opening of Citizen Kane there is a scrolling reference to (Ax)is columns in Libya. Further data indicates the premier was on May 1. So the scrolling sign was probably referring to the actions around Tobruk during the first siege of the Australians.

If anyone gives a rats ass.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at April 22, 2016 01:42 AM (FtrY1)

263 250 @cthulhu
Clarksville is the main town for Ft. Campbell and the wife and I are both ex-Army and like military communities. I also wisely sent my wife ahead to secure housing and such while finish up my last project at my job over the next couple weeks. Should unpacked by the time I get there. Of course packing was real chore too. I frequently considered an insurance fire while packing.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at April 22, 2016 01:30 AM (KBjNt)



Three years ago, I went through an evaluation in a spreadsheet named "statesorter" to come up with acceptable states. I, then, drilled down into metropolitan areas using a different spreadsheet. TN looked like a great state -- and the only metropolitan area that wasn't good was Memphis. Clarksville is going to be great for you.



One thing to brace yourself for -- there is no income tax in Tennessee, and all the locals will tell you this while being apologetic about their sales tax.....which is no higher than California's sales tax, while California's income tax is one of the highest in the country's. And, BTW, if you live on a property you purchase for $200,000....your property tax in TN will be $1,000.....while your property tax in CA would have been $2,000 -- except to find a property where you can live for $200,000, you have to be on the outskirts of Klamath Falls.....

Posted by: cthulhu at April 22, 2016 01:42 AM (EzgxV)

264 Posted by: Beer Ninja at April 22, 2016 01:40 AM (KBjNt)

-------

*shrivel*

Posted by: Anthony Weiner at April 22, 2016 01:43 AM (/f6Nd)

265 You do know that we don't use the metric system here, right?

Posted by: Beer Ninja at April 22, 2016 01:40 AM (KBjNt)


Bada bing!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 22, 2016 01:44 AM (UsLZp)

266 @cthulhu

I'm in SoCal near the water so the price of housing here is absurd. When we do buy there, we will be able to pay cash and still have a lot left over

Posted by: Beer Ninja at April 22, 2016 01:46 AM (KBjNt)

267 252 Posted by: cthulhu at April 22, 2016 01:27 AM (EzgxV)
I'm in denial that I could ever leave my beloved California.
The $100,000 club pisses me off. That which can't go on, won't.

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 22, 2016 01:31 AM (egOGm)



I wish you could drive around Silicon Valley with me. They're building 4-story housing everywhere there used to be 1-story industrial/research tilt-ups. Land-intensive businesses like plant nurseries are being steamrollered. They're importing people like gangbusters -- and many of them will vote.....against your interests. Tons of them are H-1B's....which the SCOTUS just said could add to the weight of votes that supposedly only citizens can cast -- and a bunch of the rest are illegal, who have no qualms about casting votes with their counterfeit paperwork.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 22, 2016 01:49 AM (EzgxV)

268 Damn, everyone is escaping California just as I'm prepping to move there.

Luckily, it's only for a year, two at the most. Then off to Texas, or somewhere else reasonable.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 22, 2016 01:49 AM (fC9RO)

269 257 @Davy Jones

Was waiting for that one. The Horde never disappoints.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at April 22, 2016 01:35 AM (KBjNt)



It gets even more amusing....David Bowie was originally going to record using a variation of his birth name -- except it was already taken. Yeah, he got pre-empted by Davy Jones.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 22, 2016 01:51 AM (EzgxV)

270 268 Damn, everyone is escaping California just as I'm prepping to move there.

Luckily, it's only for a year, two at the most. Then off to Texas, or somewhere else reasonable.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 22, 2016 01:49 AM (fC9RO)



I'm not escaping fast enough.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 22, 2016 01:53 AM (EzgxV)

271 Earth Day and Vladimir Lenin's birthday are on the same day. I'm sure most here know that but it doesn't hurt to post it again.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 22, 2016 01:58 AM (9PLuA)

272 I'm celebrating Earth Day by having a bonfire with the 4 or 5 bags of old documents that seem to have appeared while packing the house. The carbon footprint should be enormous as each piece fuel was delivered here by trains, planes or automobiles.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at April 22, 2016 02:03 AM (KBjNt)

273
That Citizen Kane poster looks like The Human Centipede.

And I have to get up for work in 4 hours.

Posted by: iforgot at April 22, 2016 02:03 AM (5o5ek)

274 Orson Welles: This is a very wearying one, unrewarding.

https://vimeo.com/68817558

Posted by: BourbonChicken at April 22, 2016 02:20 AM (VdICR)

275 Prayers for your dad, chemjeff.

Posted by: sinalco at April 22, 2016 02:21 AM (yODqO)

276 Dangit. I hate latching onto those banned AT&T IPs and not noticing until after I've posted several messages that don't show up.

Hello.

The only important thing I said: Prayers for chemjeff's dad.

Posted by: mindful webworker - did it work? at April 22, 2016 02:35 AM (Yf6eY)

277 Watched a comedy that was really strange tonight.

Time Traveling Bong

I may be the author of Head Shop Comix,* but I don't much go for stoner comedy - Cheech & Chong pretty much covered it in their early years. And Child's Garden of Grass LP. But, this was... amusing and bizarre.

* http://mindfulwebworks.com/head-shop/original

Posted by: mindful webworker - have another hit.. of sweet air at April 22, 2016 02:40 AM (Yf6eY)

278 Damn, everyone is escaping California just as I'm prepping to move there.

Luckily, it's only for a year, two at the most. Then off to Texas, or somewhere else reasonable.


Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 22, 2016 01:49 AM (fC9RO)

Rent in Kallyfornia, then come to Texas. Plenty of places to hide here: east Texas, Hill Country, etc.

On that note, 'night all. Take care.

Posted by: Blano at April 22, 2016 02:41 AM (3eoPa)

279 Theres a pretty decent Anime based on Seven Samurai called, Samurai 7 (yeah they didn't even try) it's anime so the bandits are robots and they extend the plot a bit to include an original story, but overall I surprisingly enjoyed it.

Posted by: Rbastid at April 22, 2016 02:51 AM (XwTyM)

280 Theres a pretty decent Anime based on Seven Samurai called, Samurai 7 (yeah they didn't even try) it's anime so the bandits are robots and they extend the plot a bit to include an original story, but overall I surprisingly enjoyed it.

Posted by: Rbastid at April 22, 2016 02:51 AM (XwTyM)


The style was Samuri Steampunk.

Posted by: The Samuri Hat at April 22, 2016 02:53 AM (vBeA5)

281 I got two comments in a row? We're in the Slowdown Times, eh?

Milady is baking cookies. Chocolate chocolate-chip. MMmmm.

Speaking of two in a row...



Thirty-one years ago this night - no, last night in the 24rd hour, - Milady was a bit busy.

We were rolling down Lake Shore Drive in a taxi, her sister in the front seat, me in the back with Milady, heading for the hospital. Imminent childbirth.

Cabbie radioed in that he was on his way with a woman about to give birth to twins. Hospital heard it as having twins in the taxi, so when we got there, a whole bunch of folks were lined up to help. (I seem to recall the taxi driver had just had a birth in the cab the day before.)

We got inside, I changed to greens, and caught up with Milady before the births. Unlike with our firstborn, I got to just hold her hand and let others do the work.

Ten minutes from the time we got to the hospital, we had a son. Ten minutes later, we had another son. The hospital personnel didn't have much to do, at that pace.

Most amusing, Milady's sister was a high-ranking nurse at that hospital, and she became Dictator of the birthing theater. Figured out later she was ordering doctors about. In the panic of the moment, all was forgiven, though.

It's been... an interesting three decades since then. We had lunch with daughter and one son tonight, more festivity this weekend when other son gets to town.

Childbirth is terrifying. Women are phenomenal.

Posted by: mindful webworker - dad at April 22, 2016 03:01 AM (Yf6eY)

282 Alrighty then. Good night, empty room.

Posted by: mindful webworker - so lonnnneely at April 22, 2016 03:08 AM (Yf6eY)

283 As an observation as to how my day went....I clipped a stepping-stone while walking across my neighbor's front yard and broke her stone. This also resulted in my scraping my knee as I fell. I got both my hands out front while I got the impact on the belly, which nicely ejected the glasses onto the bark area, but didn't stop me from getting a firm smack on the face from another stepping-stone.



Nothing more than bruises, but...

Posted by: cthulhu at April 22, 2016 03:10 AM (EzgxV)

284 281 I got two comments in a row? We're in the Slowdown Times, eh?

Milady is baking cookies. Chocolate chocolate-chip. MMmmm.

Speaking of two in a row...

*heart*

Thirty-one years ago this night - no, last night in the 24rd hour, - Milady was a bit busy.

We were rolling down Lake Shore Drive in a taxi, her sister in the front seat, me in the back with Milady, heading for the hospital. Imminent childbirth.

Cabbie radioed in that he was on his way with a woman about to give birth to twins. Hospital heard it as having twins in the taxi, so when we got there, a whole bunch of folks were lined up to help. (I seem to recall the taxi driver had just had a birth in the cab the day before.)

We got inside, I changed to greens, and caught up with Milady before the births. Unlike with our firstborn, I got to just hold her hand and let others do the work.

Ten minutes from the time we got to the hospital, we had a son. Ten minutes later, we had another son. The hospital personnel didn't have much to do, at that pace.

Most amusing, Milady's sister was a high-ranking nurse at that hospital, and she became Dictator of the birthing theater. Figured out later she was ordering doctors about. In the panic of the moment, all was forgiven, though.

It's been... an interesting three decades since then. We had lunch with daughter and one son tonight, more festivity this weekend when other son gets to town.

Childbirth is terrifying. Women are phenomenal.

Posted by: mindful webworker - dad at April 22, 2016 03:01 AM (Yf6eY)



What a wonderful....and stressful....memory! Thank you for sharing both the wonder and the worry. Prithee, give us a nightcap as to how the sons prosper today.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 22, 2016 03:15 AM (EzgxV)

285 What a wonderful....and stressful....memory! Thank you for sharing both the wonder and the worry. Prithee, give us a nightcap as to how the sons prosper today.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 22, 2016 03:15 AM (EzgxV)


Why does Monty Python's "Life of Brian" suddenly come to mind...

Posted by: The Hat that goes BING! at April 22, 2016 03:34 AM (vBeA5)

286 Like Kurosawa I make films,
Ok I don't make films,
but if I did they would have samurai

Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at April 22, 2016 04:05 AM (Dpy/y)

287 Why does Monty Python's "Life of Brian" suddenly come to mind...

Well, what have the Romans done for us lately?!?

Posted by: Adriane the History Critic ... at April 22, 2016 04:06 AM (AoK0a)

288 Skip at April 22, 2016 04:05 AM (Dpy/y)

50 - 50, 1 horse, 1 rabbit ...

Posted by: Adriane the History Critic ... at April 22, 2016 04:14 AM (AoK0a)

289 So there is a good chance it will be Gary Hughes who gets to inform us of SMOD, good to know

Posted by: Skip at April 22, 2016 04:21 AM (Dpy/y)

290
Better than Long Yoko

----------------
Damnit, don't give him any ideas! Now I live in dread.

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at April 22, 2016 04:31 AM (3Mimg)

291 I'm always apprehensive about remakes, their sertainly watchable but I always compare straight away to the original.

Posted by: Skip at April 22, 2016 04:36 AM (Dpy/y)

292 So there is a good chance it will be Gary Hughes who gets to inform us of SMOD, good to know

Posted by: Skip at April 22, 2016 04:21 AM (Dpy/y)



I want the guy with teh wimminz on his shirt to tell me about it. After all, a guy who can hit an asteroid with a spaceship has to be credible.

Posted by: GGE Hades of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at April 22, 2016 04:37 AM (vbvxt)

293 Good Morning Everyone.

Mindful, what a great story.

What a happy story!

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Not outraged at all. at April 22, 2016 04:38 AM (WVsWD)

294 I want the guy with teh wimminz on his shirt to tell me about it. After all, a guy who can hit an asteroid with a spaceship has to be credible.

But if him hitting the asteroid, loosens the rock, which hits the ice, which knocks the comet, which disrupts the Kuplier object, which becomes the SMOD, then he ain't saying anything, cause, you know, lawsuits!

Posted by: Adriane the Astronomy Critic ... at April 22, 2016 04:42 AM (AoK0a)

295 Good Morning Morons. I'll post news links in about an hour around 06:00.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 04:42 AM (vvmPQ)

296 GOOD MORNING, VIC!!!!

Posted by: Adriane the Astronomy Critic ... at April 22, 2016 04:43 AM (AoK0a)

297 Morning all

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 04:44 AM (vvmPQ)

298 Was reading up the comments, which I'm starting to think is the wrong way to go. I see something then need to keep backtracking to find out more information.

Posted by: Skip at April 22, 2016 04:44 AM (Dpy/y)

299 GGE -

take a look see as Mars passes above Antares. 2 red eyes staring down at you ...

If you squint and use your imagination ...

Posted by: Adriane the Astronomy Critic ... at April 22, 2016 04:44 AM (AoK0a)

300 Oh well.

Roses are red,
and so is Mars,
and so are my eyes,
after a few all-night-arhs ....

Posted by: Adriane the Burmashaving Astronomy Critic ... at April 22, 2016 04:46 AM (AoK0a)

301 Good night all.

Health & Happiness ...

Posted by: Adriane the Astronomy Critic ... at April 22, 2016 04:46 AM (AoK0a)

302 I'm still kind of bummed and a bit confused why.

Was out with the Kids yesterday doing some urban mining in the area of the University. Found a nice Backpack in a dumpster.

It had someones kit in it. Everything was wrapped in plastic to keep it dry. 2 Blankets. A nice sweater. Some new socks.

It had to belong to a Homeless person before it ended up in that dumpster. Now somebody probably has to replace that stuff.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Not outraged at all. at April 22, 2016 04:48 AM (WVsWD)

303 The Thunderbirds diversity "problem " is just a small tiny window into the whole military. Best isn't the goal anymore in every aspect of it.

Posted by: Skip at April 22, 2016 04:48 AM (Dpy/y)

304 The goal is making the U.S. indefensible.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Plain and Simple at April 22, 2016 04:54 AM (WVsWD)

305 Can I tell y'all about my experience working at the early voting center? I worked in a heavily Dem area, and I mean heavily Dem, as in 1000 Dems and maybe 50 Republicans in a day. Wednesday evening with an hour to go before the polls closed for the day we ran out of the "I voted" stickers. Oh, the weeping and wailing! Dems really love their "I voted" stickers. It makes them feel good about themselves. They can virtue-signal to all their friends that they're good and virtuous citizens with a sticker! I don't think I've ever bothered with the sticker. I don't like stickers on my clothes and I don't need to let everybody know I voted.

And all those businesses that like to give away food to people with a sticker on election day - if they really wanted to do something virtuous they would send platters of food to the poll workers, who are sequestered at the polls for 15-16 hours. (Big thanks to Chik-fil-A, who brought us a platter of chicken nuggets and gift cards for a free breakfast sandwich.)

Posted by: biancaneve at April 22, 2016 04:58 AM (sjq9T)

306 Well heck.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Plain and Simple at April 22, 2016 05:00 AM (WVsWD)

307 Told the Kids last night that if everyone was up and ready by 5 am we would go again.

They are now.

Sometimes they surprise me. Dumpster diving girls? They caught the bug.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Plain and Simple at April 22, 2016 05:01 AM (WVsWD)

308 Sometimes they surprise me. Dumpster diving girls? They caught the bug.

Be safe.

I hit the dorms post finals and usually scored enough half full bottles of laundry detergent, fabric softener, dish soap to last through the next 2 semesters ...

Never found any money in unopened Christmas cards, but some said they had ...

Posted by: Adriane the Astronomy Critic ... at April 22, 2016 05:07 AM (AoK0a)

309 Growing up during the Vietnam War I realized quite early weakening the military was the leftists goal.

I just thought of something, as it's part of what I do ( installing bathroom accessories) how soon until places like Target will be forced to put a "Free peeing zone" sign outside every bathroom.
Seriously some cross gender sign warning will be required, especially after many lawsuits that will happen. I go to Target often but really hope stupid ass hat ideas like this cost them dearly.

Posted by: Skip at April 22, 2016 05:16 AM (Dpy/y)

310 When I was a kid and watched Seven Samurai for the first time, I wondered why that peasant's wife would rather die in a fire than be rescued. Later, I realized that her captors, um, "abused" her every day, several times a day.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at April 22, 2016 05:17 AM (2RBkF)

311 "Never found any money in unopened Christmas cards, but some said they had ..."

We find money quite often. The Chinese kids will save coins. They get tossed out when they go back to China.

The most I have found was about $25.00. The average haul is around $10.00.

Don't forget to look in the pockets of clothes you find. Sometimes they forget to check.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Plain and Simple at April 22, 2016 05:17 AM (WVsWD)

312 The most money we make though is aluminum cans. We got about 70 pounds worth yesterday.

That paid for gas plus some left over.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Plain and Simple at April 22, 2016 05:20 AM (WVsWD)

313 305 - I have been working next to union electricians for 5 months, they wear almost nothing but political hats, sweatshirts, shirts, stickers on hardhats. I really wanted to ask any of them Hillary or Bernie? but it's been cordial and wanting to start any trouble with the new overlords now.

Posted by: Skip at April 22, 2016 05:21 AM (Dpy/y)

314 Thought I'd read all the news on Drudge and Fox this morning. Then I come in here and find out they've left out half of it.

Thanks, Maet. And good morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: creeper at April 22, 2016 05:32 AM (sZAiE)

315 Tim, if you're into scavenging and there's a firing range nearby your could gather the brass.

Posted by: creeper at April 22, 2016 05:36 AM (sZAiE)

316 315
Tim, if you're into scavenging and there's a firing range nearby your could gather the brass.


Posted by: creeper at April 22, 2016 05:36 AM (sZAiE)

When I first started reloading many years ago I used to pick up brass at the shooting range. .38, .357, and 30-30 were plentiful. The others not so much. However, as reloading became more and more popular that source of brass dried up.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 05:42 AM (vvmPQ)

317 Aw, geez. What is it with me? I show up and everyone leaves...again. {sniffs armpits}

Posted by: creeper at April 22, 2016 05:42 AM (sZAiE)

318 Vic, our shooters pick up the 9 mil and bigger but all the .22 brass just lies there.

Posted by: creeper at April 22, 2016 05:44 AM (sZAiE)

319 318
Vic, our shooters pick up the 9 mil and bigger but all the .22 brass just lies there.


Posted by: creeper at April 22, 2016 05:44 AM (sZAiE)

.22 brass unless you pick up enough to sell for scrap is pretty much worthless. That's why there is always some of that. Nobody wants it.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 05:46 AM (vvmPQ)

320 Game. Blouses.

Posted by: zombie Prince at April 22, 2016 05:47 AM (H9MG5)

321 I picked up .22 brass at our range one year. Made $7 at the scrapper. It all helps.

Tim's got a couple of kids. Good job for them.

Posted by: creeper at April 22, 2016 05:49 AM (sZAiE)

322 Aw, poor Barry. He's not feeling the love anywhere.

Obama Not Greeted At Airports

http://tinyurl.com/hn4wgp8

Posted by: creeper at April 22, 2016 05:53 AM (sZAiE)

323 Urban Mining is more fun. You just never know what you will find.

Have a good morning everyone and remember, trashing the place is half the fun. The other half is avoiding the clean up detail.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Plain and Simple at April 22, 2016 05:55 AM (WVsWD)

324 I envy your kids, Tim.

Posted by: creeper at April 22, 2016 05:56 AM (sZAiE)

325 Brass scrap is running around $1/pound now. 10 casings weigh in at 6.54 grams so it would take ~ 100 rounds to make 1.5 pounds.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 05:57 AM (vvmPQ)

326 Well, its after 6 am now so I'll go ahead and post news links.


Good Morning Morons. Today is Friday, April 22, 2016. On this day in 2008 the United States Air Force retired the remaining F-117 Nighthawk stealth aircraft then service. This was based on the production start of the F-22. In 2009 as part of his war on the military and need for spending money on worthless social programs Obama killed the F-22. He cited the start of the F-35, which was supposed to be cheaper. Instead the F-35 which tried to be all things to all people has been a massive failure with cost overruns and a lot of problems. Our military procurement process is a massive fail.


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 06:01 AM (vvmPQ)

327 Obama sticking his nose in to the British debate about the EU has once again pissed off a bunch of British. Another great foreign policy win for the asshole who stabs our allies in the back and kisses the asses of our enemies.


http://tinyurl.com/zkhkdod

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 06:01 AM (vvmPQ)

328 Chinese demolition team sent to destroy a Christian church bulldozed the wife of the pastor into a ditch and covered her with dirt.


http://tinyurl.com/hzd5nhw

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 06:02 AM (vvmPQ)

329 The FBI spent over $1M and much political capital attacking Apple in the breaking of the San Bernardino I-phone. And what did they get? Nothing.


http://tinyurl.com/z4fg95q

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 06:02 AM (vvmPQ)

330 Before he died, mr. creeper built a bullet-catcher to go in back of our targets. He made it out of heavy sheet steel with baffles to direct the lead down to a well in the bottom. When the box of lead type we've got runs out, the boys will still have lead to melt.

Posted by: creeper at April 22, 2016 06:02 AM (sZAiE)

331 The NBA commissioner says the NBA all star game will not be held in Charlotte unless the so-called anti-gay law (its not) is repealed. So what, who gives a sh*t what the NBA does? I sure don't.


http://tinyurl.com/zees4sj

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 06:02 AM (vvmPQ)

332 Fox is finally sniffing around the edges of Scankles' corruption and bribery.


http://tinyurl.com/h4m4zyr

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 06:02 AM (vvmPQ)

333 Speaking of the EU they are pressing Obama to take more of those phony Syrian refugees. They made their bed and they need to sleep in it. But I am sure Obama will illegally take more to accommodate them. Speaking of which, our current asylum laws are in dread need of rewriting, but not while crapweasel is in office.


http://tinyurl.com/hxrn28g

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 06:03 AM (vvmPQ)

334 Delaware back in the news again as a 16 year old girl is killed in a HS bathroom fight.


http://tinyurl.com/jg82lha

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 06:03 AM (vvmPQ)

335
The founder of the Weather Channel (before Comcast) slams the AGW scammers. Money, politics and ideology have replaced science.[/] he says.


http://tinyurl.com/zdwqbh8

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 06:03 AM (vvmPQ)

336 State Department officials removed files from the secretary's office related to the Benghazi attack in Libya and transferred them to another department after receiving a congressional subpoena last spring, delaying the release of the records to Congress for over a year.


Will anybody go to jail for this? No. Will anybody even be held in contempt for this? No. The corrupt Obamanites can do anything they want while giving congress a raspberry and farting in their general direction and congress will do nothing.


http://tinyurl.com/hjhntpr

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 06:03 AM (vvmPQ)

337 The Devil worshipers are going after OK now.


http://tinyurl.com/z7re7g4

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 06:04 AM (vvmPQ)

338 muzzie migrant centers in Europe are allowing child brides contrary to their own local law. How long will it be before European Law is replaced by sharia law due to the flood of these fake refugees?


http://tinyurl.com/gls6cvb

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 06:04 AM (vvmPQ)

339 Thanks for bringing back your news service, Vic!

And good morning all.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at April 22, 2016 06:04 AM (jR7Wy)

340 Corrupt DOJ will investigate voting problems in NY.


http://tinyurl.com/hlmnfo3

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 06:04 AM (vvmPQ)

341 MA taxpayers take it in the crapper once again as the government has decided to offer college students a 10% rebate on their tuition.


http://tinyurl.com/zrxx2dy

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 06:04 AM (vvmPQ)

342 Another solar company files for bankruptcy after getting $2.5B in government subsidies. Those subsidies are not mentioned in this article from Reuters, you have to go elsewhere to find that.


http://tinyurl.com/hfvz5lz

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 06:05 AM (vvmPQ)

343 LA plans to punish sanctuary cities in the State.


http://tinyurl.com/hg2yrcz

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 06:05 AM (vvmPQ)

344 Republicans bow to the demands of a black Democrat and remove the MS State flag from display in the capitol.


http://tinyurl.com/gqm5a68

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 06:05 AM (vvmPQ)

345 Trump confounds the political pundits once again winning the Hispanic vote in NY.


http://tinyurl.com/jr2qdpd

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 06:05 AM (vvmPQ)

346 Gay Democrat in MO Legislature told a farm bureau employee that her support of a religious freedom bill would result in halting their receipt of federal aid. Sounds like a threat from an extortionist to me.


http://tinyurl.com/j32zpz8

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 06:06 AM (vvmPQ)

347 TMZ is reporting that that emergency trip to a hospital for Prince was not because of a flu, but was a drug overdose.


http://tinyurl.com/jnmu35n

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 06:06 AM (vvmPQ)

348 And a religious liberty bill is slowly making its way through the House. Don't we already have such a bill that has been passed and signed into law? Oh, that's right. The dictators in black robes ruled it was unconstitutional to enforce the first amendment which is why the States started passing their own laws.


http://tinyurl.com/jy5autv

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 06:06 AM (vvmPQ)

349 TX governor says the best they can hope for with Scalia gone is a 4-4 tie on Obama's illegal amnesty program because the Supreme Court is full of politicians (instead of judges). That is pretty much what I said days ago, except I said Roberts may be "iffy".


http://tinyurl.com/hn9mw3j

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 06:06 AM (vvmPQ)

350 Ramirez


http://tinyurl.com/j5ph7jy

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 06:07 AM (vvmPQ)

351 The Daily Junk


http://tinyurl.com/gqhfm3q


That's it for today folks.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 06:07 AM (vvmPQ)

352 Thanx for the linx, Vic...though there was certainly no good news in there. Sorry for stomping on them. Should've checked the time.

Posted by: creeper at April 22, 2016 06:11 AM (sZAiE)

353 The Prince thing is strange. Moline is just downstream from here. The local coverage of Prince's emergency stop last Friday was scant. It seemed odd at the time that they'd stop in Moline when Minneapolis, their destination, was only 48 minutes away.

Posted by: creeper at April 22, 2016 06:14 AM (sZAiE)

354 Well the LA bill to go after sanctuary cities is good news.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 06:14 AM (vvmPQ)

355 Further on Prince's Moline stop: It's reported that doctors recommended he remain overnight but that they could not provide him a private room as he had requested so he left AMA. We're not experiencing any raging epidemics around here and there's been no shortage of hospital beds that I know of. This is curious.

Posted by: creeper at April 22, 2016 06:18 AM (sZAiE)

356 Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 06:06 AM (vvmPQ)


Abbott's no fool. I really wish the rest of the country would take up his Texas Plan. An Article V convention couldn't hurt, and his ideas for new Amendments sounded like a good start to me.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 22, 2016 06:22 AM (J+mig)

357 355
Further on Prince's Moline stop: It's reported that doctors recommended
he remain overnight but that they could not provide him a private room
as he had requested so he left AMA. We're not experiencing any raging
epidemics around here and there's been no shortage of hospital beds that
I know of. This is curious.


Posted by: creeper at April 22, 2016 06:18 AM (sZAiE)

If its like the hospitals around here it isn't the rooms that are the problem. Its a shortage of staff to take care of the rooms so rooms go empty.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 06:22 AM (vvmPQ)

358 Particularly, the ones we need were the provisions that would allow 2/3 of the states to strike any federal law, regulation, or Supreme Court decision. I think that'd be a nice brake on the runaway power of the court.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 22, 2016 06:25 AM (J+mig)

359 Thanks for the news Vic. Always appreciate your fine efforts!

Posted by: DJ Jazzy Mel at April 22, 2016 06:28 AM (22uju)

360 338
muzzie migrant centers in Europe are allowing child brides contrary to
their own local law. How long will it be before European Law is replaced
by sharia law due to the flood of these fake refugees?


http://tinyurl.com/gls6cvb

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 06:04 AM (vvmPQ)


That's the Leftists goal in a nutshell. Their plan looks like this:
1. Destroy Western Civilization by any means possible.
2. ?????
3. Profit is abolished, comrades!

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 22, 2016 06:29 AM (J+mig)

361 .22 brass unless you pick up enough to sell for scrap is pretty much worthless. That's why there is always some of that. Nobody wants it.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 05:46 AM (vvmPQ)


Someone posted a link, here, a little while ago about 22LR reloading. I looked at the site but haven't tried it yet. I think you have to cast your own bullets because I haven't found 22 bullets at any of my reloading spots.

http://sharpshooter-22lr-reloader.myshopify.com/collections/all

It's really a shame what happened to 22LR ammo. The rest of the ammo has rebounded but 22 is still nowhere to be found at sane prices. I know that people claim they find it at Walmart ... but the ones around me never have any and anyone who pays 10 cents @ is just insane.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 22, 2016 06:32 AM (zc3Db)

362 The bottom picture supposedly means Axis columns in Libya. Actually it is a time machine display and is saying IS (Islamic State) columns.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at April 22, 2016 06:33 AM (n2GmV)

363 361 Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 22, 2016 06:32 AM (zc3Db)



I can not see any way you could reload a rim-fire cartridge.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 06:34 AM (vvmPQ)

364 361 It's really a shame what happened to 22LR ammo. The
rest of the ammo has rebounded but 22 is still nowhere to be found at
sane prices. I know that people claim they find it at Walmart ... but
the ones around me never have any and anyone who pays 10 cents @ is just
insane.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 22, 2016 06:32 AM (zc3Db)

Someone on here posted a while back that what was happening was that Walmart employees were buying it up as soon as it came in the door before it was even put on the shelves.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 06:36 AM (vvmPQ)

365 I can not see any way you could reload a rim-fire cartridge.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 06:34 AM (vvmPQ)


Like I said, I haven't tried it (and I would guess that the precious strikes on the rims would be a problem) but they sell the primer compound and claim you can reprime the brass - which is the only bothersome part about reloading rimfire.

I can't vouch for this but I'm just throwing it out there. I'm not into casting bullets, otherwise I would have picked up some of their stuff and given it a whirl.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 22, 2016 06:39 AM (zc3Db)

366 Muslims in London Scream "This is our country now! Get out!"

http://tinyurl.com/jbggh86

Hey, Europe...can you hear them now?

Posted by: creeper at April 22, 2016 06:46 AM (sZAiE)

367 Thanks for the links Vic

Posted by: @votermom at April 22, 2016 06:47 AM (nbrY/)

368 366
Muslims in London Scream "This is our country now! Get out!"

http://tinyurl.com/jbggh86

Hey, Europe...can you hear them now?


Posted by: creeper at April 22, 2016 06:46 AM (sZAiE)

Proving once again that the muzzie death cult is incompatible with Western civilization and should be banned.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 06:49 AM (vvmPQ)

369 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 22, 2016 06:50 AM (ptqRm)

370 I've seen ways to reload .22 LR that involve new primer and using lead wire snipped and die forged to make the bullet. To much that can go wrong with the primer slurry and overall to much effort to reload over all.

I have also talked to the manufacturer reps when they come to a local event put on here and they are balls to the wall 24/7 and only stop the lines for major holidays or maintenance. The have added new production lines but would need to build new facilities to meet demand as it is now.

Posted by: Gmac-Just observing the oncoming times at April 22, 2016 06:51 AM (4pjhs)

371 A person could really learn a lot by reading the Chesterton's gate link at the top of the thread.

It sort of explains one of hen many weaknesses of the modern Progressive movement in a minimum of words.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 22, 2016 06:52 AM (ptqRm)

372 hen=the

F'n auto-cucumber

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 22, 2016 06:53 AM (ptqRm)

373 Thanks for the news, Vic.

G'mornin, Horde !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at April 22, 2016 06:54 AM (gUoN4)

374 370 I have also talked to the manufacturer reps when
they come to a local event put on here and they are balls to the wall
24/7 and only stop the lines for major holidays or maintenance. The have
added new production lines but would need to build new facilities to
meet demand as it is now.


Posted by: Gmac-Just observing the oncoming times at April 22, 2016 06:51 AM (4pjhs)

With Obama regulatory empire it is extremely expensive to build new facilities. The only people who are building new facilities are those abandoning the already expensive States of MA and CT and moving South.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 06:54 AM (vvmPQ)

375 What about an ammunition manufacturing plant which is powered by a huge solar panel array on the roof? This growth could continue to fuel the already failing solar panel manufacturing field.

Should be some sort of sweet government subsidies available for that..yes?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 22, 2016 06:57 AM (ptqRm)

376 375 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 22, 2016 06:57 AM (ptqRm)

All those government subsidies that Obama was pumping out have gone away now since the Republicans took away their 60 vote majority in the Senate. That is why those green places who major product was government money are going bankrupt left and right.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 06:59 AM (vvmPQ)

377 "That is why those green places who major product was government money are going bankrupt left and right. "

So this could be an opportunity to reach across the aisle then, right.


The Dems want a solar panel factory.
The Right wants to increase ammunition manufacturing capacity, creating more jobs, and supporting the american construction trade.


*Offered tongue in cheek*

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 22, 2016 07:02 AM (ptqRm)

378 For those just arriving the news links start at 326.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 07:04 AM (vvmPQ)

379 Does anyone know where I can download a video clip of Jodie Foster in Silence of the Lambs declaring that transsexuals are passive? I want to mash that with a clip of that CNN tranny threatening Ben Shapiro.

Posted by: CrustyB at April 22, 2016 07:05 AM (Hnglq)

380 379
Does anyone know where I can download a video clip of Jodie Foster in
Silence of the Lambs declaring that transsexuals are passive? I want to
mash that with a clip of that CNN tranny threatening Ben Shapiro.

Posted by: CrustyB at April 22, 2016 07:05 AM (Hnglq)

Any youtube video about homos that doesn't worship them would have been remove long ago.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 07:08 AM (vvmPQ)

381 Night all.

Here is "Stargazer" by Rainbow:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6CjO0H2j0s

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 22, 2016 07:13 AM (vBeA5)

382 ...

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 22, 2016 07:13 AM (vBeA5)

383
Looks like I need another spinal tap this morning,, I've taken a turn for the worse.... Has anyone seen my lawyer around lately?


~sniff-sniff~

Posted by: Michelle Fields at April 22, 2016 07:15 AM (HSmrB)

384 Not that I want a single woman or girl harmed in any fashion as a result of Target's new asinine bathroom policy, but I fervently hope that the very first one that is physically harmed in some way by some perv sues the ever-lovin' daylights out of that company for failing to provide a necessary safe environment.

I'm pretty much done with Target. Adios, jackwads.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 22, 2016 07:19 AM (+FSld)

385 >>>>It's really a shame what happened to 22LR ammo. The rest of the ammo
has rebounded but 22 is still nowhere to be found at sane prices. I
know that people claim they find it at Walmart ... but the ones around
me never have any and anyone who pays 10 cents @ is just insane.
.
.
.
.Plenty of 22 ammo around here in Kentucky. For some reason Walmart seems to sell out the minute they get some in but Cabelas and the other places have plenty.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 22, 2016 07:21 AM (iONHu)

386 .22 has really surged in online availability in the last several weeks.

Pricing seems to be reset at around 6.2 cents per round as the new "Good price" though.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 22, 2016 07:24 AM (ptqRm)

387 Really tired of Michelle Fields whining. All she lost was an arm and had extensive internal damage. Heck, since the 2012 campaign I haven't been able to use my vajayjay, or anyone else for that matter.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at April 22, 2016 07:25 AM (22uju)

388 .Plenty of 22 ammo around here in Kentucky. For some
reason Walmart seems to sell out the minute they get some in but
Cabelas and the other places have plenty.


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 22, 2016 07:21 AM (iONHu)

There is a Walmart store in just about every one-horse town in America. Unfortunately Cabela's is only found in large urban areas. There are only three in SC and none close to me.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 07:26 AM (vvmPQ)

389 PRINCE: Still Dead, Day Two

Posted by: Meaningless Symbol at April 22, 2016 07:28 AM (g6yUI)

390 Pricing seems to be reset at around 6.2 cents per round as the new "Good price" though.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 22, 2016 07:24 AM (ptqRm)


The best I see on gunbot is 9 cents@.

And even the 6.2 cents you mention is a total rip-off. I have nothing against people making money on something in great demand - good for them - just that I wouldn't buy 22 for anything over 5 cents apiece.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 22, 2016 07:30 AM (zc3Db)

391 PRINCE: Still Dead, Day Two

Posted by: Meaningless Symbol at April 22, 2016 07:28 AM (g6yUI)


I'm still alive ... dammit!

Posted by: ⚧ at April 22, 2016 07:32 AM (zc3Db)

392 I just checked local availability for 22 ammo at the SC Cabela's - none available at any store.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 07:32 AM (vvmPQ)

393 >>>
I just checked local availability for 22 ammo at the SC Cabela's - none available at any store.
.
.
.I can send you some for a slight markup. Cabelas and Buds Guns have a bunch here. Cabelas still has the 200 rounds per customer limit but Buds removed that a couple of months ago.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 22, 2016 07:36 AM (iONHu)

394 OHSIT...did I eff up the blog? And what was all that red code that popped up when I tried to copy the poster @391?

Posted by: creeper at April 22, 2016 07:37 AM (sZAiE)

395 just that I wouldn't buy 22 for anything over 5 cents apiece."
That is my target price delivered as well.

But, two separate discussions.
Availability, and cost.

Availability on the internet is climbing, but you still need to be aggressive in your online tracking.
Or, they will be sold out by the time you see the notice.

Price?

Whole 'nuther kettle of fish.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 22, 2016 07:38 AM (ptqRm)

396 I was trying to say that was more impressive even than ampersands when all hell broke loose.

Posted by: creeper at April 22, 2016 07:38 AM (sZAiE)

397
I must be about the only person who cares not a whit about Prince. Did not care for any - I mean any of his music. So get off my lawn.

Here's a Boris Karloff story: after his career at Universal wound down, he did a lot of summer stock performances, often with the down-on-his-luck Peter Lorre. It so happened that one year he was doing a double bill; one week the 1931 play Springtime for Henry and the next week the classic Arsenic and Old Lace.

In the middle of Act 2 of Springtime, a bat suddenly flew out of the eaves and brushed Karloff's face. The actor calmly shooed the bat away, and in his rich, sepulchral voice, said very clearly, "No, no you fool. Next week. Next week."

The bat flew away and the audience broke out in applause.

Looks like a busy day today, so probably won't be able to hang around. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 22, 2016 07:39 AM (X6fMO)

398 Muslims in London Scream "This is our country now! Get out!"

http://tinyurl.com/jbggh86

Hey, Europe...can you hear them now?

Posted by: creeper at April 22, 2016 06:46 AM (sZAiE)



Well little Davey Cameron will be happy to not see all of those white Christian faces any more.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 22, 2016 07:39 AM (45oDG)

399 393 .I can send you some for a slight markup. Cabelas
and Buds Guns have a bunch here. Cabelas still has the 200 rounds per
customer limit but Buds removed that a couple of months ago.


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 22, 2016 07:36 AM (iONHu)

I don't need any right now. I was just checking. BTW, wifey got half a dozen boxes of 50 38's from Walmart here a few months ago but I don't know what their status is now.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 22, 2016 07:40 AM (vvmPQ)

400 Speaking of Boris Karloff, his show "Thriller" had an episode that was the first ever screen adaptation of a Robert E. Howard story, "Pigeons From Hell." Stephen King called it one of the finest horror stories written in the 20th centruy.

Posted by: CrustyB at April 22, 2016 07:43 AM (Hnglq)

401 I was trying to say that was more impressive even than ampersands when all hell broke loose.

Posted by: creeper at April 22, 2016 07:38 AM (sZAiE)


Sorry about that. But you learned an important lesson: Don't try to paste strange symbols.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 22, 2016 07:43 AM (zc3Db)

402 Well little Davey Cameron will be happy to not see all of those white Christian faces any more.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 22, 2016 07:39 AM (45oDG)
There's a Neville Chamberlain joke in here somewhere butt damned if I can tease it out.

Posted by: creeper at April 22, 2016 07:44 AM (sZAiE)

403 That Charlie Murphy Prince thing by Dave Chapelle is probably one of the funniest things I have ever seen. RIP, Prince. A true original.

Posted by: Gem at April 22, 2016 07:44 AM (c+gwp)

404 The NYT has an article about the flagging fund raising of the Republican Party this election cycle and how that will kill their hopes in contested States during the General election.

This seems odd to me as the RNC has broken record after record so far this year in fund raising as has raised over $135 million so far this cycle, the most raised ever.

Talk about some over the top propaganda from the NYT. It's either that or they are denying reality and simply wish casting.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at April 22, 2016 07:45 AM (iONHu)

405 That Charlie Murphy Prince thing by Dave Chapelle is
probably one of the funniest things I have ever seen. RIP, Prince. A
true original.

Posted by: Gem at April 22, 2016 07:44 AM (c+gwp)

See the vid NDH linked to at 131.

Posted by: Golfman at April 22, 2016 07:48 AM (jIgQw)

406 Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 22, 2016 07:43 AM (zc3Db)

Well, I figured since he (hehe) got away with it it must be okay. Shoulda known better. The last time I goofed I wound up embarreled. But that was an honest mistake. I admit to pushing the envelope on this one.

Posted by: creeper at April 22, 2016 07:48 AM (sZAiE)

407 Morning all

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 22, 2016 07:48 AM (V/InG)

408 'Mornin', Horde.

So who's up for wastefully burning some hippies to create some carbon offset offsets on this sunny Erf Day?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 22, 2016 07:53 AM (bzd8I)

409 If you can't seem to find Three Amigos to rent...you can always just watch Galaxy Quest. They are the same film.

Posted by: Chris at April 22, 2016 07:53 AM (7F2Fj)

410 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 22, 2016 07:55 AM (ZQfW9)

411 If you can't seem to find Three Amigos to rent.

Every day coming to work I see at least 30 Amigos that yu can rent for the whole day on a couple of corners and in front of the local deli? Do you need one or 2 or a million?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 22, 2016 07:56 AM (V/InG)

412 Too good not to post even at the peril of being a duplicate of some more caffeine enabled moron's earlier efforts:

Fake but Accurate (H/T Insty + Maggie's Farm)
http://tinyurl.com/jxq6wmk

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 22, 2016 07:57 AM (wYnyS)

413 I pulled up my local weather forecast on Weather.com and the background is purple rain. Bottom corner says, "In memory of Prince."

As much as I liked Prince, somehow I find that a bit juvenile for a business to portray some kind of Tiger Beat mentality with respect to his passing.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at April 22, 2016 08:00 AM (+FSld)

414 I pulled up my local weather forecast on Weather.com and the background
is purple rain. Bottom corner says, "In memory of Prince."



Purple Rain is causing Climate Change!!!

Posted by: Bruce at April 22, 2016 08:02 AM (6Fek3)

415 Dump up.

Posted by: HH at April 22, 2016 08:02 AM (DrCtv)

416 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 22, 2016 07:39 AM (X6fMO)

Thanks, MP4, I needed something like that to start my day!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 22, 2016 08:03 AM (wYnyS)

417 Gotta go but I'm leavin' with a big grin. Thanks, Mary Poppins', etc.

Posted by: creeper at April 22, 2016 08:11 AM (sZAiE)

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