Overnight Open Thread (5-3-2016)

FYI I will be in Japan for the next three weeks starting on Thursday. It's a mix of business, pleasure, and family stuff.  Odds of me returning: Good

Quote of the Day I

World War II was also one of the few wars in history in which the losers, Japan and Germany, lost far fewer lives than did the winners. There were roughly five times as many deaths on the Allied side, both military and civilian, as on the Axis side.

It is fine for Secretary of State Kerry and President Obama to honor the Hiroshima and Nagasaki victims. But in a historical and moral sense, any such commemoration must be offered in the context of Japanese and German aggression.

-- VDH

Quote of the Day II

"Are you going to ruin it for all of us?" one of my dog-fancying friends asked, when I told her that I was writing this article. I was surprised to learn how many of my acquaintances were the owners of so-called emotional-support animals. They defend the practice by saying that they don't want to leave their pets home alone, or they don't want to have to hire dog-walkers, or they don't want their pets to have to ride in a plane's cargo hold, or that Europeans gladly accept dogs everywhere. They have tricks to throw skeptics off guard. "People can't ask about my disability," one friend told me. "But if I feel that I'm in a situation where I might have a struggle being let in somewhere with my dog, then I come up with a disorder that sounds like a nightmare. I like to be creative. I'll say I lack a crucial neurotransmitter that prevents me from processing anxiety and that, without the dog, I'm likely to black out and urinate."

-- from an article on special snowflakes and their emotional support animals

spiritawaygiphy

'Swedes, Please Give Your Sperm a Purpose'

Swedish men should stop jerking off in public places or having unprotected sex and start donating sperm to help single women have babies, argues Stockholm-based writer Matilda Karlsson.
"I don't understand why more men don't donate their sperm. In my experience men seem generally pretty free when it comes to releasing it. Having sex without a condom with a range of people after a night out seems to be no problem. Nor does masturbating at a bar or in a quiet subway carriage, something I have unfortunately had to witness.

Spunk is being wasted recklessly, but when it comes to giving sperm a purpose, it doesn't seem to be so easy. A friend of mine explained that his sperm is free for anyone to enjoy for pleasure, however using it as an ingredient to create a child comes with a price. Perhaps that is what is missing, a financial incentive to make hospital jars more appealing to donors?

It would certainly be attractive for some men to mix business with pleasure in this way. But most people I have spoken to have said it is not really a matter of compensation. The most common reason among my friends is that they just never get round to it. Except they do get round to it don't they? As I mentioned before, our neighbourhoods are drowning in cum. It's just it never gets to the hospitals. It's not fashionable to donate sperm and that must be changed."

But Don't Feel Too Smug Americans - You're Not Exactly Using Your Sperm Effectively Either...

Because you're getting beat out in the spunk games by France. France!

americanfertility

Kim Jong-Un Bans All Weddings, Funerals And Freedom Of Movement In North Korea During Party Gathering

Ocean acidification: yet another wobbly pillar of climate alarmism

Some of us have suspected this for some time. According to Patrick Moore, a co-founder of Greenpeace, long one of ocean acidification theory's fiercest critics, the term is 'just short of propaganda'. The pH of the world's oceans ranges between 7.5 and 8.3 - well above the acid zone (which starts below 'neutral' pH7) - so more correctly it should be stated that the seas are becoming slightly less alkaline. 'Acid' was chosen, Moore believes, because it has 'strong negative connotations for most people'.

Matt Ridley, too, has been scathing on the topic. In The Rational Optimist he wrote, 'Ocean acidification looks suspiciously like a back-up plan by the environmental pressure groups in case the climate fails to warm.' I agree. That's why I like to call it the alarmists' Siegfried Line - their last redoubt should it prove, as looks increasingly to be the case, that the man-made global warming theory is a busted flush.

Forgetting What We Once Knew and Sympathy For the Snake

As Aesop knew some 2500 years ago; The greatest kindness will not bind the ungrateful. Virtually every civilized country affected by Muslim terror, has responded by trying to make life better for Muslims. But no matter how much they warm the snake, it still bites. The snake will always bite.

Only the fool or the sociopath genuinely believes that evil is returned only for evil. That snakes will only bite you, if you bite them first. That if you warm them and cuddle them, they will warm and cuddle you in turn. Things that are poisonous bite.

Prager University: Why Success Rarely Follows Government Funding

The Red Eye Gang Discuss the Tickling Bandit and Their Own Personal Fetishes

What NDT Thinks He Knows And Doesn't Could Fill Entire Books

Including NDT's belief that helicopters turn into bricks when the engine dies.

There are topics you should NEVER look up on Google Images...

14 Things You Might Not Know About 'Aliens'

aliens_primary

The Yahoo group is for closers only.

Tonight's post brought to you by your future:

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Notice: Posted by permission of AceCorp LLC. Laugh-a while you can monkey-boys - these are the good old days.

Posted by: Maetenloch at 11:07 PM




Comments

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1 First?

Posted by: Farmer at May 03, 2016 11:09 PM (PzqA/)

2 Hah, I got it. Eat that Skippy. j/k

Posted by: Farmer at May 03, 2016 11:10 PM (PzqA/)

3 No that was not a peanut butter commercial.

Posted by: Farmer at May 03, 2016 11:10 PM (PzqA/)

4 Wow, 3 now.

Posted by: Farmer at May 03, 2016 11:10 PM (PzqA/)

5 And 4?

Posted by: Farmer at May 03, 2016 11:11 PM (PzqA/)

6 I awoke from a nightmare, and ran to the ONT for succor, only to scroll down to the final picture. We're in Fellini's UltraRome!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at May 03, 2016 11:11 PM (jR7Wy)

7 >>>But no matter how much they warm the snake, it still bites. The snake will always bite.<<<


Yeah yeah.

Posted by: the scorpion at May 03, 2016 11:11 PM (H9MG5)

8 No one has summoned the corgis? Or all in shock at Cruz dropping out?

Posted by: Farmer at May 03, 2016 11:11 PM (PzqA/)

9 Advice for those seeking a breather from politics:

History podcasts:

Revolutions
Dan carlin's WW I podcast (excellent)
Lesser Bonapartes.

Posted by: sexypig at May 03, 2016 11:12 PM (dZQh7)

10 Woot woot ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 03, 2016 11:12 PM (voOPb)

11 All I need to know about Aliens is Ripley in her panties when I was 15.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 03, 2016 11:12 PM (EZebt)

12 That picture is.... disturbing....

Posted by: Don Quixote at May 03, 2016 11:13 PM (qf6WZ)

13 'Lo, 'rons.....

Posted by: cthulhu at May 03, 2016 11:13 PM (EzgxV)

14 I have an Emotional Support Bottle of Bourbon.

Posted by: CBD at May 03, 2016 11:14 PM (8xQo6)

15 Anyone who says that they want a world free from nuclear weapons is a bloodthirsty bigot.

Prior to Hiroshima and Nagasaki we had:

Waterloo
Antietam
Gettysburg
The Somme
Verdun
Iwo Jima
Kursk
Stalingrad
Okinawa
Nanking
etc., etc., etc.

Nuclear weapons have done more to limit carnage of full-scale warfare than anything else in history.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at May 03, 2016 11:14 PM (fC9RO)

16 Farmer's on fire tonite.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 03, 2016 11:16 PM (ucDmr)

17 Dayum, but Farmer is on a ROLL!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 03, 2016 11:16 PM (wYnyS)

18 14 I have an Emotional Support Bottle of Bourbon.
CBD

And a jar of kosher pickles

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 03, 2016 11:17 PM (voOPb)

19 I don't know if the Raptors won tonight (I'm going to Bing it just now) but literally just a few seconds after the Raptors got a buzz-beating 3-pointer to tie the game and go into overtime, the Jays' Smoak got his second home run of the game to win for the Jays in the 10th inning to match his first home run in the 9th that tied the Texas game. The fans at the baseball Rogers Centre could hear the cheer that went up from the basketball* Air Canada Centre the few blocks away.

* Hockey too although Toronto doesn't have a professional NHL team.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 03, 2016 11:17 PM (f4AGl)

20 "But if I feel that I'm in a situation where I might have a struggle being let in somewhere with my dog, then I come up with a disorder that sounds like a nightmare. I like to be creative. I'll say I lack a crucial neurotransmitter that prevents me from processing anxiety and that, without the dog, I'm likely to black out and urinate."
-- from an article on special snowflakes and their emotional support animals

Oh FFS, these idiots' pets have more emontional stability than they do. Way to exploit something designed for the truly disabled and be selfish. These snowflakes don't care about the disabled or discriminated, they care about themselves, period.

Posted by: Farmer at May 03, 2016 11:17 PM (PzqA/)

21 Doh! Lost 102-96.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 03, 2016 11:18 PM (f4AGl)

22 Please pray for the people of Fort McMurray, Alberta and surrounding communities. There is an out of control forest fire accompanied by high winds and dry weather that has forced a mandatory evacuation of all 80,000 of Fort Mac's residents and others in surrounding areas. To make things worse, there is one major highway in and out of town and it's closed. People are trapped, and the industrial camp sites are taking as many as they can. Their workers cannot go to their homes to retrieve anything.

If the name sounds familiar, Fort Mac is the home base for the oilsands.

Posted by: Vendette at May 03, 2016 11:18 PM (jOi+y)

23 **looks at last pic**

**shakes head**

**turns off the lights**

**walks out door, locks behind him**

I have nothing left to threaten you with.

Posted by: Satan at May 03, 2016 11:18 PM (H9MG5)

24 ♫ All we are saying
Is give sperm a chance ♪

Posted by: yoko ono and the swedish beatles at May 03, 2016 11:20 PM (f4AGl)

25 Posted by: Colorado Alex at May 03, 2016 11:14 PM (fC9RO)

That's because up to now, only relatively sane governments had the technology and delivery mechanisms to permit their use. Thanks to Clinton, Obama, and Kerry, that little limitation is about to be overcome!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 03, 2016 11:21 PM (wYnyS)

26 I have an Emotional Support Bottle of Bourbon.
Posted by: CBD at May 03, 2016 11:14 PM

Now that made me truly chortle. TY

Officer: Drinking in public is not allowed here.
Farmer: But officer, this is my emotional support beer. Don't microagress me or I'll sue your azz.

Posted by: Farmer at May 03, 2016 11:21 PM (PzqA/)

27
autorotation
gyrocopters

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyuayL1GB9w

Posted by: Loran Gerban at May 03, 2016 11:21 PM (3Dojp)

28 North Korea might be ar war with China pretty soon.

Posted by: eman at May 03, 2016 11:21 PM (MQEz6)

29 22: Prayers out. Sounds awful. No escape.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 03, 2016 11:22 PM (ucDmr)

30 Posted by: Vendette at May 03, 2016 11:18 PM (jOi+y)

Prayers up, V!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 03, 2016 11:22 PM (wYnyS)

31 Farmer what ya mixing tonight?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 03, 2016 11:22 PM (voOPb)

32 Just watched "Cinco De Mayo: The Movie" on Netflix, about the French adventure in Mexico & the Battle of Puebla. It was pretty good, though the characters were rather one-dimensional. Still, you're not going to see a better recreation of that battle, or any from the war.

Posted by: Josephistan at May 03, 2016 11:23 PM (7qAYi)

33 This is so sad. Got my citizenship last year and was all excited to finally be able to vote. Now this shit. I have a choice between an idiotic Democrat and another idiotic Democrat. Maybe I should emigrate to New Zealand

Posted by: GrandMa Bell at May 03, 2016 11:23 PM (RLdcX)

34 Hey everybody. Here's more on the British crew problems James Cameron had at Pinewood Studios making Aliens:

http://www.slashfilm.com/how-james-cameron-
put-down-a-mutiny-on-the-set-of-aliens/

Can't help but wonder how Kubrick dealt with these union assholes at Pinewood. Then again, I've read Stanley was quick to just fire people (he was especially notorious for it early in his career) and had a big enough staff to handle the union fallout.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 11:23 PM (ntObR)

35 Nukes make folks think twice and then think again.

Religious nuts may not feel the same constraint.

Thanks to TFG we may soon see.

Posted by: eman at May 03, 2016 11:23 PM (MQEz6)

36 Nashville up 3-1 over San Jose in the 3rd period. The Blues are crushing the Stars 5-1, 2nd period.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 03, 2016 11:24 PM (R1sPO)

37
North Korea might be ar war with China pretty soon.
Posted by: eman


How come?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 03, 2016 11:24 PM (k4M/B)

38 22: V-- Prayers for Fort Mac from this corner of New England too.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 03, 2016 11:24 PM (3C9q2)

39 28 North Korea might be ar war with China pretty soon.
Posted by: eman at May 03, 2016 11:21 PM (MQEz6)

Why the hell not? Russia might as well make a move into the Baltics, too. It's open season.

Posted by: Josephistan at May 03, 2016 11:24 PM (7qAYi)

40 Hmm, what is the buffering capacity of the Earth's oceans?

Posted by: eman at May 03, 2016 11:24 PM (MQEz6)

41 Because the Norks are cray-cray.

I still think a lot of the Nork generals are on the Chinese payroll, but I suspect that little Kim has been doing some housecleaning in recent years.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at May 03, 2016 11:25 PM (fC9RO)

42 33 This is so sad. Got my citizenship last year and was all excited to finally be able to vote. Now this shit. I have a choice between an idiotic Democrat and another idiotic Democrat. Maybe I should emigrate to New Zealand
Posted by: GrandMa Bell at May 03, 2016 11:23 PM (RLdcX)

Vote Gary Johnson, Libertarian - Feel The Johnson!

Posted by: Josephistan at May 03, 2016 11:25 PM (7qAYi)

43
12. SIGOURNEY WEAVER DIDN’T WANT TO USE A GUN.

She’s not a fan of them, and she lobbied Cameron to let Ripley go the entire film without using one. Cameron talked her into it after taking her to a shooting range and showing her how fun it could be. (“Another liberal bites the dust,” he joked on the DVD commentary.)

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 03, 2016 11:26 PM (k4M/B)

44 "Nashville up 3-1 over San Jose in the 3rd period. The Blues are crushing the Stars 5-1, 2nd period.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 03, 2016 11:24 PM (R1sPO) "

[] winning the nomination, Cubs as a WS contender, and now the *Blues* might actually win it all?

Okay, that's it, we're doomed. That's all 3 signs of the apocalypse right there, people.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at May 03, 2016 11:26 PM (kumBu)

45
37
North Korea might be ar war with China pretty soon.
Posted by: eman

How come?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 03, 2016 11:24 PM (k4M/B)

Instability.

China keeps NK in place because doing so bugs us, but if NK gets nukes plus missiles and starts shit, China has the headache.

Posted by: eman at May 03, 2016 11:27 PM (MQEz6)

46 Re my own movie:

I'm pissed off at the National Park Service right now. I finally looked up the permitting requirements for shooting inside of Death Valley National Park.

- They want $210 per day. That's fair.

- If you want ranger assistance, that's more money. Also fair, I doubt I would need it anyway.

- And they want a ONE MILLION DOLLAR INSURANCE POLICY with NFS listed as the beneficiary, and you have to show proof to get your permit. Permit me to exclaim: WTF?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Oh well. My dear deceased Aunt Mary's brother is the sheriff of La Paz County in Arizona... so maybe that will help. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 11:27 PM (ntObR)

47 Vote Gary Johnson, Libertarian - Feel The Johnson!

Posted by: Josephistan at May 03, 2016 11:25 PM (7qAYi)


Johnson/Bern 2016!

Posted by: Colorado Alex at May 03, 2016 11:27 PM (fC9RO)

48 How come?
North Koreans are complaining that an hour after Chinese-donated dinner they're hungry again!

Posted by: andycanuck at May 03, 2016 11:28 PM (f4AGl)

49 This is so sad. Got my citizenship last year and was all excited to finally be able to vote. Now this shit. I have a choice between an idiotic Democrat and another idiotic Democrat. Maybe I should emigrate to New Zealand

Posted by: GrandMa Bell at May 03, 2016 11:23 PM (RLdcX)


Why, hello there!

Posted by: Gov. Gary Johnson at May 03, 2016 11:28 PM (vBeA5)

50 Hey, where all da white wimmen at?

Posted by: Sheriff Bart at May 03, 2016 11:28 PM (sl+zA)

51 Bertram, great story.

Can't help but wonder if Cameron is one of these social liberal/fiscal conservative types who's just gone crazy about climate change.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 11:28 PM (ntObR)

52 Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 11:27 PM (ntObR)

What event(s) are you required to be insured for?

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 03, 2016 11:28 PM (wYnyS)

53 Oh Maet, you've been saving that picture for a night like tonight, haven't you?
Sigh
At least it wasn't yoko ono

Posted by: chemjeff - Libertarian at May 03, 2016 11:29 PM (uAvJJ)

54 Okay, that's it, we're doomed. That's all 3 signs of the apocalypse right there, people.

And the Phillies actually shut down the Cardinals tonight-- that's got to be a fourth sign.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 03, 2016 11:29 PM (3C9q2)

55 Maybe I should emigrate to New Zealand

Posted by: GrandMa Bell



I hear deep fried Hobbit is pretty good.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 03, 2016 11:29 PM (R1sPO)

56 ] winning the nomination, Cubs as a WS contender, and now the *Blues* might actually win it all?

Okay, that's it, we're doomed. That's all 3 signs of the apocalypse right there, people.
Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at May 03, 2016 11:26 PM (kumBu)

Ha! No way [ ] gets nominated, much less win.. Go Blues!

Posted by: tbodie at May 03, 2016 11:29 PM (Ade6D)

57 Hrothgar, that's what I'd like to f*****kin's know.

"Oh noes, you broke a twig!! That's gonna cost ya!!"

:-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 11:29 PM (ntObR)

58 China has the headache.
...that, for some strange reason for a peaceful country, they don't want South Korea and Japan to make their own nukes.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 03, 2016 11:30 PM (f4AGl)

59 "The World Is Burning...Let's Masturbate"

All together, collectively!

http://tinyurl.com/ho7q2op

Posted by: Helpful Advice for the Upcoming Chaos at May 03, 2016 11:30 PM (wQWv4)

60 I hear deep fried Hobbit is pretty good.
Posted by: Puddleglum at May 03, 2016 11:29 PM (R1sPO)


I prefer roasted Gollum

Posted by: GrandMa Bell at May 03, 2016 11:30 PM (RLdcX)

61 I've stocked up on an abundance of ammo. Guess now I need to stock up on booze.

Problem is buying more than I'd consume, but I'll deal with that difficulty, one way or another.

Fvcking GOPe. The living definition of perfidy, they are.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 03, 2016 11:30 PM (McRlu)

62 33
This is so sad. Got my citizenship last year and was all excited to
finally be able to vote. Now this shit. I have a choice between an
idiotic Democrat and another idiotic Democrat. Maybe I should emigrate
to New Zealand

Posted by: GrandMa Bell at May 03, 2016 11:23 PM (RLdcX)

I am sorry that this is the year that you are going to exercise your franchise for the first time. I hope that you do vote though, just not for one of the two assholes from the major parties.

Posted by: chemjeff - Libertarian at May 03, 2016 11:31 PM (uAvJJ)

63 That bottom pic -- Yikes!!

(as an aside, I take it that "no primary stuff" is over since the primary is over?)

re service animals -- It's interesting that you brought this one up, Maet. I just went on a lengthy rant to my mom about that very issue, as I'm seeing dogs in 'service harness' all over the place. Yeah, I had one come by where I was sitting twice; each time it tried to lick my leg before the totes healthy looking 30ish dude yanked his pet away.

Could be worse, I guess -- we never got to the leg humping stage.

I can see using seeing eye dogs *rimshot*, but the entire rest of this industry is horseshit. Now someone with an emotional support animal set me straight.

Posted by: WEASELS FOR SALE at May 03, 2016 11:31 PM (gyKtp)

64 I want a support Grizzly...

//T Treadwell Esq

Posted by: sven10077 at May 03, 2016 11:31 PM (g8Hfr)

65 NK vs. China? Give me China for half a billion Pat.

Posted by: CMU VET at May 03, 2016 11:31 PM (ejB0r)

66 That Bernie mask is really, really lifelike. I thought it was a Photoshop at first before I noticed the detail of the electric-chair hair.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 03, 2016 11:31 PM (f4AGl)

67 We hate Trump because Trump lies about our Black Presdident !!! That bothers us and we do not like this and call on Presdent Obama to do something about Trump's liesssssssssssssss !!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at May 03, 2016 11:31 PM (Fbj4h)

68 At this very moment, Reince Preibus is slathering everything at GOP HQ with tons of gasoline, a big box of matches in his pocket, and exclaiming: "I NEVER thought I'd have to do this... again!!"

:-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 11:31 PM (ntObR)

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Posted by: WEASELS FOR SALE at May 03, 2016 11:32 PM (gyKtp)

70 I must object to that animated GIF of Chihiro from Chihiro no Sen being where it is.

Chihiro and her parents are on a road trip. Obviously she is not happy about it. Her father gets lost and they find a place where the gods of Japan exist. Because her parents are selfish and breaking the rules, they suffer the curse of Circe. It is up to Chihiro to break that curse and save her parents.

Chihiro is not in anyway a snowflake. She is a young girl who has to grow up to surmount difficulties.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 03, 2016 11:32 PM (ZIMdy)

71 60: Gollum was a hobbit. He'd be a little stringy being really old and all.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 03, 2016 11:32 PM (R1sPO)

72 The Blues have me downright spooked right now.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at May 03, 2016 11:32 PM (21hN3)

73 Okay, now sock off.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 03, 2016 11:32 PM (gyKtp)

74 Auto-Gyroing is Sikorskian witchery....

//Neil "Derp" Degrasse Mike Tyson

Posted by: sven10077 at May 03, 2016 11:33 PM (g8Hfr)

75 Nashville showed up tonight. 4-1 Predators.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 03, 2016 11:33 PM (R1sPO)

76 Cruz thread is (sorta) that way, CJ. -->

Posted by: andycanuck at May 03, 2016 11:33 PM (f4AGl)

77 46 Re my own movie:

I'm pissed off at the National Park Service right now. I finally looked up the permitting requirements for shooting inside of Death Valley National Park.

- They want $210 per day. That's fair.

- If you want ranger assistance, that's more money. Also fair, I doubt I would need it anyway.

- And they want a ONE MILLION DOLLAR INSURANCE POLICY with NFS listed as the beneficiary, and you have to show proof to get your permit. Permit me to exclaim: WTF?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Oh well. My dear deceased Aunt Mary's brother is the sheriff of La Paz County in Arizona... so maybe that will help. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 11:27 PM (ntObR)



It's a $1M policy, not a $1M premium. It might not be as expensive as you think.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 03, 2016 11:33 PM (EzgxV)

78 Bouts I'd love to see:

- Ali G vs Muhammad Ali

- Roberto Duran vs Duran Duran

- Neil DeGrasse Tyson vs Mike Tyson

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 11:34 PM (ntObR)

79 World War II was also one of the few wars in history in which the losers, Japan and Germany, lost far fewer lives than did the winners. There were roughly five times as many deaths on the Allied side, both military and civilian, as on the Axis side.


That's only if you count 20 mm or whatever Russian civilian deaths which had less to do with the war than with purges and forced starvation.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 03, 2016 11:34 PM (1xUj/)

80 @70 anyway a snowflake. She is a young girl who has to grow up to surmount difficulties.
-----------------

True enough. Any snowflake that took Chihiro's place would probably starve to death. Never mind actually figure out how to save her parents.



On an unrelated note, I think it's time to post my endorsement of SMOD 2016.

Posted by: junior at May 03, 2016 11:34 PM (LRVQe)

81 I am sorry that this is the year that you are going to exercise your franchise for the first time. I hope that you do vote though, just not for one of the two assholes from the major parties.
Posted by: chemjeff - Libertarian at May 03, 2016 11:31 PM (uAvJJ)


Even if I vote only downticked, I live in Califuckingfornia. Guess how much good that would do

Posted by: GrandMa Bell at May 03, 2016 11:34 PM (RLdcX)

82 cthulhu, will look it up. But that seems very strange to me.

I could understand a $10k or $20k policy. But $1m??? I'm not freakin' James Cameron and I'm not going to set anything on fire.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 11:34 PM (ntObR)

83 Farmer's on fire tonite.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 03, 2016 11:16 PM (ucDmr)

17 Dayum, but Farmer is on a ROLL!
Posted by: Hrothgar at May 03, 2016 11:16 PM

Just got back from the in-laws at the right time. Long day in the land of old folks. They are great, but it takes them as long to leave the apt. as it took me to pack for a week in AZ!

We had a good day, brought them a rump roast, frozen, wrapped and stuck in J's luggage. They can't get that quality of meat here.

The best meat in town was on sale, we bought a few and J decided to bring one for her Dad's 85th. They searched my luggage and not hers, tho there's no rules against flying meat are there?

Posted by: Farmer at May 03, 2016 11:34 PM (PzqA/)

84 You hope those are masks in that last picture...

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 03, 2016 11:35 PM (ZIMdy)

85 The story about the snowflakes and their emotional support dogs made me suddenly realize exactly why I hate those "settler" commercials so much.

People who would perish in a few days if they found themselves on the 19th century American frontier are invited to feel superior to the pioneers because, like, they wore drab clothing and ate boring food and didn't have TV and Smart Phones like us!

What would those poor, deprived settlers make of snowflakes and pajama boys and trigger warnings?

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at May 03, 2016 11:35 PM (P8951)

86 WEASELS FOR SALE at May 03, 2016 11:32 PM (gyKtp)

No weasels with chicken pox?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 03, 2016 11:35 PM (voOPb)

87 So are we really sure that Hillary would be worse than The Donald? Now that I'm tribe-less I might as well reevaluate everything.

Posted by: DiesIrae at May 03, 2016 11:35 PM (HB66j)

88 Bander on the ONT!

You sensed Bondage Hillary, didn't you?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at May 03, 2016 11:35 PM (jR7Wy)

89 >>>Posted by: WEASELS FOR SALE at May 03, 2016 11:32 PM

Missing my favorite kind of weasel. Wicked Weasel.

That's one of those things you should *definitely* do a google image search for.

Posted by: DC in River City, Team Mattis at May 03, 2016 11:36 PM (e+1S5)

90 It's a $1M policy, not a $1M premium. It might not be as expensive as you think.
Like the $1 airport insurance kiosk setups. (If they still have those.)

Posted by: andycanuck at May 03, 2016 11:36 PM (f4AGl)

91 63 That bottom pic -- Yikes!!

(as an aside, I take it that "no primary stuff" is over since the primary is over?)

re service animals -- It's interesting that you brought this one up, Maet. I just went on a lengthy rant to my mom about that very issue, as I'm seeing dogs in 'service harness' all over the place. Yeah, I had one come by where I was sitting twice; each time it tried to lick my leg before the totes healthy looking 30ish dude yanked his pet away.

Could be worse, I guess -- we never got to the leg humping stage.

I can see using seeing eye dogs *rimshot*, but the entire rest of this industry is horseshit. Now someone with an emotional support animal set me straight.

Posted by: WEASELS FOR SALE at May 03, 2016 11:31 PM (gyKtp)




A couple of years ago, a cast member at Disneyland told me that some guy had entered D-land with his emotional support horse.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 03, 2016 11:36 PM (EzgxV)

92 I gave my emotional support dog a chicken thigh tonight because a kid dropped it on the ground.

Posted by: lauren at May 03, 2016 11:37 PM (Covpc)

93 87: Pick your poison.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 03, 2016 11:37 PM (R1sPO)

94
What would those poor, deprived settlers make of snowflakes and pajama boys?
Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at May 03, 2016 11:35 PM (P8951)
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Assless chaps, I reckon.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at May 03, 2016 11:37 PM (jR7Wy)

95 87
So are we really sure that Hillary would be worse than The Donald? Now
that I'm tribe-less I might as well reevaluate everything.


Posted by: DiesIrae at May 03, 2016 11:35 PM (HB66j)

I don't think we're allowed to use the H word or the T word on the ONT.

Posted by: chemjeff - Libertarian at May 03, 2016 11:37 PM (uAvJJ)

96 Posted by: andycanuck at May 03, 2016 11:36 PM (f4AGl)

I'd still want to read the fine print!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 03, 2016 11:37 PM (wYnyS)

97 Posted by: Vendette at May 03, 2016 11:18 PM

Prayers up from here Vendette, that sounds terrible.

Posted by: Farmer at May 03, 2016 11:37 PM (PzqA/)

98 I started stocking up on whisky once a while back. I decided to get some bottles of Makers and John Daniels black, so I did. One day I realized I hadn't ever tasted those too much, so I broke open a bottle here and there, just for a taste. And pretty soon, they were all broken open and someone kept drinking it. Gave up on stockpiling then...

Posted by: Last at May 03, 2016 11:38 PM (8HiDF)

99 Eris, Bander has standards.

Posted by: Vendette at May 03, 2016 11:38 PM (jOi+y)

100 Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 11:34 PM (ntObR

Fvck em qdp. Just tell them you're filming your vacation

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 03, 2016 11:38 PM (voOPb)

101 80 @70 anyway a snowflake. She is a young girl who has to grow up to surmount difficulties.
-----------------

True enough. Any snowflake that took Chihiro's place would probably starve to death. Never mind actually figure out how to save her parents.



On an unrelated note, I think it's time to post my endorsement of SMOD 2016.

Posted by: junior at May 03, 2016 11:34 PM (LRVQe)




You could always write me in!

Posted by: cthulhu at May 03, 2016 11:38 PM (EzgxV)

102 I could understand a $10k or $20k policy. But $1m???

Hmmm. NPS Ranger to protect against $1,000,000 payday.

That's not a headline I'd expect to see.

Posted by: tbodie at May 03, 2016 11:39 PM (Ade6D)

103 Actually says in you-know-who's dating profile:

"May trade nudes for burritos."

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 11:39 PM (ntObR)

104 So are we really sure that Hillary would be worse than The Donald? Now that I'm tribe-less I might as well reevaluate everything.
Posted by: DiesIrae


I think the Orange Duck is persuadable on SCOTUS nominations. So, there's that.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 03, 2016 11:39 PM (OcD4G)

105 Wow, this Hillary! mask on eBay is so lifelike it's creepy

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jr5vwpz

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 03, 2016 11:39 PM (ZIMdy)

106 MH, LOL. I may try that.

And it's a big area. I can't believe that good time budgeting wouldn't help with getting into and out of areas to shoot, before anyone shows up to say "gotcher permit??"

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 11:40 PM (ntObR)

107 Posted by: DiesIrae at May 03, 2016 11:35 PM (HB66j)
I don't think we're allowed to use the H word or the T word on the ONT.
Posted by: chemjeff - Libertarian at May 03, 2016 11:37 PM (uAvJJ)


Eh. Go ahead. And take a dump on the floor and set the bathrooms on fire while you're at it if you're into that kind of thing. It's not like I give a shit any more.

Posted by: Maetenloch at May 03, 2016 11:40 PM (pAlYe)

108 Have fun, farmer!

I had aunts in Phoenix and Tucson and so visited AZ a fair amount when I was growing up.

Might get out there for spring training next year.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at May 03, 2016 11:40 PM (P8951)

109
82 cthulhu, will look it up. But that seems very strange to me.

I could understand a $10k or $20k policy. But $1m??? I'm not freakin' James Cameron and I'm not going to set anything on fire.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 11:34 PM (ntObR)



In insurance, $1M is chump change. I think we have an umbrella liability policy that goes up to $5M.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 03, 2016 11:40 PM (EzgxV)

110
The best meat in town was on sale, we bought a few and J decided to bring one for her Dad's 85th. They searched my luggage and not hers, tho there's no rules against flying meat are there?
Posted by: Farmer


The drug sniffing dog would like to smell her luggage.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 03, 2016 11:41 PM (k4M/B)

111 86 >> No weasels with chicken pox?

Good addition, MH -- diseased weasels

I'll add discontinued weasels as well

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 03, 2016 11:41 PM (gyKtp)

112 Predators win. Still down in the series 2-1.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 03, 2016 11:41 PM (R1sPO)

113 cthulhu, what do you think a policy like that would cost?

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 11:41 PM (ntObR)

114 On my show we do a sketch about a restuarant called Box in the Jack. Too funny!

Posted by: Amy Schumer at May 03, 2016 11:41 PM (gwG9s)

115 Now someone with an emotional support animal set me straight.

I am the emotional (and logistical and financial) support animal for two kittehs who have figured out how to wrap hoomins (including their vet) around their clever little paws.

Posted by: Basement Cat at May 03, 2016 11:41 PM (3C9q2)

116 I forgot to add that the Fort Mac gas stations are empty and if you look at a map you'll see why that's bad. It's in the middle of nowhere.

Posted by: Vendette at May 03, 2016 11:42 PM (jOi+y)

117 Oh, Maet, I am sorry.

Posted by: chemjeff - Libertarian at May 03, 2016 11:42 PM (uAvJJ)

118 MH- Dos Equiis, good beer and cheaper than back home.

Also a drop or 2 of Cuervo just entered the veins. Stuff down here tastes a bit nasty compared to that at home. Wonder if they market a little different blend further away from the border.

Posted by: Farmer at May 03, 2016 11:42 PM (PzqA/)

119 * Hockey too although Toronto doesn't have a professional NHL team.

Posted by: andycanuck


LOL

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at May 03, 2016 11:42 PM (1ZEOL)

120 ""May trade nudes for burritos."

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 11:39 PM (ntObR) "

Hey, if she wants to give me a burrito for a nude, I'd be down. She probably knows where to get some good ones.

Oh god....she means nudes of her, doesn't she? *cries in the shower curled in the fetal position like Ace Ventura*

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at May 03, 2016 11:42 PM (kumBu)

121 I'll take six weasels, fob Miami.

Posted by: The Guy Who Buys Weasels in Miami at May 03, 2016 11:43 PM (sl+zA)

122 115 Posted by: Basement Cat at May 03, 2016 11:41 PM (3C9q2)


"This is my emotional support Wendigo...."

//Old Man Logan

Posted by: sven10077 at May 03, 2016 11:43 PM (g8Hfr)

123 I had a $1.5M policy for my business and it never went over $260/Mo. Started at $200 in '96.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 03, 2016 11:43 PM (OQ9R7)

124 Actually says in you-know-who's dating profile:

"May trade nudes for burritos."
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 11:39 PM (ntObR)


Thanks, I was just digging in to a nice Super Mex burrito and you had to post that. There is salsa all over my keyboard now.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at May 03, 2016 11:43 PM (KBjNt)

125 broseidon, good thing my meds are workin' :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 11:43 PM (ntObR)

126 Oh well. My dear deceased Aunt Mary's brother is the sheriff of La Paz County in Arizona... so maybe that will help. :-)

Cuts down on my drive time.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 03, 2016 11:43 PM (T/cxb)

127 "LOL

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at May 03, 2016 11:42 PM (1ZEOL) "

Poor Maple Leafs. Who would have thought it's harder to win the Cup in a league with 30 teams than it is in a league with 6?

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at May 03, 2016 11:43 PM (kumBu)

128 Beer Ninja, Super Mex? You *are* local. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 11:44 PM (ntObR)

129 You sensed Bondage Hillary, didn't you?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage



Sensed? Is that what the cool kids are calling it these days?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 03, 2016 11:44 PM (1xUj/)

130 Holy shit Red State has done gone full retard.

If You Support Trump, You are Trash.

Good God we are truly through the looking glass.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 03, 2016 11:44 PM (4ErVI)

131 Broseidon

https://idol.sankakucomplex.com/post/show/352979

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 03, 2016 11:44 PM (ZIMdy)

132 I feel genuine sympathy for Maple Leafs fan, because they're sort of the Browns of the NHL. Very successful in the pioneer days of the league, then decades upon decades of futility. At least they didn't move to another city and then win the Cup, though.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at May 03, 2016 11:44 PM (kumBu)

133 Posted by: Farmer at May 03, 2016 11:42 PM (PzqA/)

Enjoy Farmer!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 03, 2016 11:44 PM (voOPb)

134 LOL
Posted by: Lurking Canuck

Posted by: andycanuck at May 03, 2016 11:45 PM (f4AGl)

135 94
What would those poor, deprived settlers make of snowflakes and pajama boys?
Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at May 03, 2016 11:35 PM (P8951)
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Assless chaps, I reckon.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at May 03, 2016 11:37 PM (jR7Wy)

Heh. Well, the snowflakes and pajama boys would serve a purpose then. Imagine how many pairs of assless chaps you could make out of trigglypuff's hide.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at May 03, 2016 11:45 PM (P8951)

136 Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at May 03, 2016 11:43 PM (kumBu)



I like you.

Posted by: Vendette at May 03, 2016 11:45 PM (jOi+y)

137 @qdpsteve I'm in Long Beach near Cal State.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at May 03, 2016 11:45 PM (KBjNt)

138 "tho there's no rules against flying meat are there?"

Internationally, there are. If the feds find you bringing in meat products as you return from abroad, expect on the spot confiscation and destruction.

It's pretty goddamned ridiculous to think that a cured dry salami could pose any sort of a public risk, but then again, this is the United States federal government we're talking about. Globally renowned specialists in ridiculousness.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 03, 2016 11:45 PM (noWW6)

139 I meant 'fans,' but who knows, a few more years of the title drought and there might only be one left.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at May 03, 2016 11:45 PM (kumBu)

140 Ha! The first place that some one suggested to me that ocean acidification was next after global warming was right here at the HQ. This place is cutting-edge!

Posted by: Emmie at May 03, 2016 11:45 PM (rRHdN)

141 130 Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 03, 2016 11:44 PM (4ErVI)


I *really* enjoy my fajitas....

I mean REALLY enjoy them....

Posted by: sven10077 at May 03, 2016 11:46 PM (g8Hfr)

142 All Hail Eris, that can't be any worse than what Madonna was trying to wear at the Met Gala.

Or could it?

*twitch*

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 03, 2016 11:46 PM (ZIMdy)

143 Beer Ninja, nice neighborhood. Once I've lost some weight, maybe I'll find my way back to Pizzamania. :-)

I'm in Lakewood close to Douglas Park.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 11:46 PM (ntObR)

144 Add eight more weasels. Demand is booming.

Posted by: The Guy Who Buys Weasels in Miami at May 03, 2016 11:46 PM (sl+zA)

145 140 Posted by: Emmie at May 03, 2016 11:45 PM (rRHdN)


They'll go into "population bomb" after Oceans don't melt us...

you know despite their jerking off to mass wave migration.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 03, 2016 11:46 PM (g8Hfr)

146 boy o boy, is the Hillery vs. Trump gumnna be bloody

I'm going long on popcorn futures

Posted by: jake at May 03, 2016 11:47 PM (F+4s0)

147 "https://idol.sankakucomplex.com/post/show/352979

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 03, 2016 11:44 PM (ZIMdy) "

Dayum. Now there's a cosplay I can get behind. Hopefully literally.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at May 03, 2016 11:47 PM (kumBu)

148 I hunt my own Weasels, thanks!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 03, 2016 11:48 PM (OQ9R7)

149 127 "LOL

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at May 03, 2016 11:42 PM (1ZEOL) "

Poor Maple Leafs. Who would have thought it's harder to win the Cup in a league with 30 teams than it is in a league with 6?



Since I'm a indifferent to either the Leafs or the Canadians (GO PENS!!), I should point out that Montreal won 7 more Stanley Cups post expansion (1967). 5 in the 70s, 1 in the 80s and another one in the 90s.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 03, 2016 11:48 PM (R1sPO)

150 The WWII from VDH is only true because of the terrors associated with the Soviet meat grinder and the rape of China. From Western powers only + Japan, the Axis powers lost far more.

Posted by: Oilfield Dude at May 03, 2016 11:48 PM (QyjPy)

151 That weasels for sale guy didn't offer support weasels.

I want a support weasel.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 03, 2016 11:48 PM (1xUj/)

152 113 cthulhu, what do you think a policy like that would cost?

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 11:41 PM (ntObR)



Ask Weirddave -- he's in the biz. I can tell you that the annual umbrella policy the covers the fiancee and I for any losses on the underlying policies above $1M but below $5M is a couple of hundred bucks. So, if I run someone over with my car, or my house has a tree limb fall on someone, our auto or homeowner policies cover the first $1M, and the the next $4M are covered by the umbrella.



If it's only for a week and no motor vehicles are involved, it might be $50. It could even be less.



Posted by: cthulhu at May 03, 2016 11:49 PM (EzgxV)

153 I have a support rabbit.

Okay, it's actually just a batch of cotton balls. Big dif.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 11:49 PM (ntObR)

154 We were all happy though when Lanny McDonald won a Stanley Cup in Calgary after leaving T.O., broseidon.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 03, 2016 11:49 PM (f4AGl)

155 135 94
What would those poor, deprived settlers make of snowflakes and pajama boys?
Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at May 03, 2016 11:35 PM (P8951)
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Assless chaps, I reckon.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at May 03, 2016 11:37 PM (jR7Wy)

Heh. Well, the snowflakes and pajama boys would serve a purpose then. Imagine how many pairs of assless chaps you could make out of trigglypuff's hide.
Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at May 03, 2016 11:45 PM (P8951)

I've gutted deer & bear. I've assisted with chicken & pig slaughtering. And I never gagged. But trigglypuffs hide that's just ficking gross

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 03, 2016 11:50 PM (voOPb)

156 Huh, Kinokuniya is a bookstore. At least the Internet thinks so.

That last picture? What did we do?

Whatever it was, we promise never to do it again. Please make it go away!

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 03, 2016 11:50 PM (FtrY1)

157 Sven, Soylent Green happened in only the cities. You see they went Escape from New York in the big cities. To keep their tax bases from fleeing to the suburbs.

Outside of the cities in fly over country it is idyllic and they occasionally let food trucks in to the cities.

Now imagine some misguided yutes wants to visit the dreaded cities they've been warned about. Babes in Niflheim I think would be a working title.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 03, 2016 11:50 PM (ZIMdy)

158 "Since I'm a indifferent to either the Leafs or the Canadians (GO PENS!!), I should point out that Montreal won 7 more Stanley Cups post expansion (1967). 5 in the 70s, 1 in the 80s and another one in the 90s.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 03, 2016 11:48 PM (R1sPO) "

And still the last Canadian team to win a Cup. And this year, all 7 missed the playoffs.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at May 03, 2016 11:51 PM (kumBu)

159 qdpsteve,Pizzamania is quite good. I'm devouring as much good Mexican food as possible because I'm moving to TN in a couple weeks and I am skeptical of the quality of Mexican food I might find there.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at May 03, 2016 11:51 PM (KBjNt)

160 Asahiya and Kinokuniya had stores in NYC back in 2000 when I visited.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 03, 2016 11:52 PM (ZIMdy)

161 I meant 'fans,' but who knows, a few more years of the title drought and there might only be one left.
I left after the Leafs pissed off Hitler.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0qLaO7Ib2U

Posted by: andycanuck at May 03, 2016 11:52 PM (f4AGl)

162 - And they want a ONE MILLION DOLLAR INSURANCE POLICY with NFS listed as the beneficiary, and you have to show proof to get your permit. Permit me to exclaim: WTF?!?!?!?!?!?!?

As others have said, it's the policy coverage, not the cost for it.

I worked in the forest service way back when, and ended up cleaning up after a film crew left a crap-ton of spent blank brass in Oneonta Gorge. Some production companies are powerful stupid.

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

Posted by: Kristophr at May 03, 2016 11:52 PM (jLXo8)

163 No way in hell I'd donate sperm. Having the possibility looming over my head that I'd have to pay child support for a kid or kids I'd never get to see? No thank you.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at May 03, 2016 11:53 PM (0mRoj)

164 Also a drop or 2 of Cuervo just entered the veins.
Stuff down here tastes a bit nasty compared to that at home. Wonder if
they market a little different blend further away from the border.
Posted by: Farmer at May 03, 2016 11:42 PM (PzqA/)


The further away from the border the more likely the brewers will have bone or bakelite trouser buttons. That can add an odd overtone,

Posted by: Kindltot at May 03, 2016 11:53 PM (ry34m)

165 Beer Ninja, sounds like a plan.

As I said in a previous thread, I really, really, really wish I could move to Arizona or Texas right now.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 11:53 PM (ntObR)

166 "We were all happy though when Lanny McDonald won a Stanley Cup in Calgary after leaving T.O., broseidon.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 03, 2016 11:49 PM (f4AGl) "

I can understand that. Browns fans would have been very happy if Phil Dawson won a Super Bowl somewhere else.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at May 03, 2016 11:53 PM (kumBu)

167 Looks like write in for me. Mulling over either Cthulhu or Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho.

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at May 03, 2016 11:53 PM (3Mimg)

168 160 Asahiya and Kinokuniya had stores in NYC back in 2000 when I visited.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 03, 2016 11:52 PM (ZIMdy)



There's a Kinokuniya a couple of blocks from here.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 03, 2016 11:53 PM (EzgxV)

169 157 Posted by: Anna Puma at May 03, 2016 11:50 PM (ZIMdy)


Heh NYC come for the urine soaked debauchery and stay....for...DINNER.

//Neo-Retro Horror

Posted by: sven10077 at May 03, 2016 11:54 PM (g8Hfr)

170 so has anyone looked into Cora Segals...twitter, instagram, Facebook, Tinder, Grinder, snapchat, google+.....


??

Posted by: jake at May 03, 2016 11:54 PM (F+4s0)

171 Kristophr, that stuff I can understand charging the production companies for. Some of those shoots are chock full of idiots.

Me, I was a Boy Scout. "Leave your campsite better than you found it..."

Yeah, I'm a sucker/pollyanna.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 11:54 PM (ntObR)

172 As Ted's wife says "that was quick".

Posted by: Carly Fiorina at May 03, 2016 11:54 PM (gwG9s)

173 After looking at that gyrocopter I went looking for prices.

Gryo - 5k (round numbers, first glance) pilot license required
Ultralight 8k-15k

Piper Cub J-3 38k (new) originally in 1937 1300

and a friend was telling me about looking at new pickup trucks 50k-60k for an 'ordinary' pickup.

Posted by: Loran Gerban at May 03, 2016 11:55 PM (3Dojp)

174 In preparation for the epic boning America is about to undergo, I've purchased some flicks to watch from Amazon: Insiduous, devil and Misery.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 11:55 PM (ntObR)

175 158: Montreal was looking pretty good early and then,,,,,they weren't. Has Thierran been fired yet? I liked him when he was in Pittsburgh. They fired him the year they won the Cup but still, he was solid. Seems to burnout the players after a while.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 03, 2016 11:55 PM (R1sPO)

176 No way in hell I'd donate sperm.

The tax write-offs are awesome!

Posted by: Bill Clinton at May 03, 2016 11:55 PM (9mTYi)

177 "Huh, Kinokuniya is a bookstore. At least the Internet thinks so."

Confirmed. There used to be one in SF's Japantown. Before the Internet, it was one of the places which white suburban comic book nerds would haunt, in search of seldom imported rarities.

Not sure if it's still there. Really, the SF Japantown had been slowly evolving into Koreatown the last few times that I stopped off.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 03, 2016 11:55 PM (noWW6)

178 170 Posted by: jake at May 03, 2016 11:54 PM (F+4s0)


I still use my libido....

her social media life is "interesting."

Posted by: sven10077 at May 03, 2016 11:55 PM (g8Hfr)

179 I am commenting only to prove that I am capable even now of making a non-primary related comment in the ONT.

Emotional support animals- just another symptom of the complacent decadence that will inevitably make the USA one of many former superpowers that have risen and fallen throughout history.

Nobody ever weeped their way to world dominance.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at May 03, 2016 11:55 PM (KRwzj)

180 We were all happy though when Lanny McDonald won a Stanley Cup in Calgary after leaving T.O., broseidon.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 03, 2016 11:49 PM (f4AGl)


Heck, I grew up 3 hours north of Calgary and I admit I was happy for him when he won the Cup.

I also wonder what would have happened if Edmonton had met Montreal in the 1986 Cup final...

Posted by: Vendette at May 03, 2016 11:56 PM (jOi+y)

181 LOL, I just got an e-mail shrieking that John Kasich is the ONLY Republican who can defeat Hillary Clinton!!!!.

She would devour him whole right on stage at the first debate, then unfurl her wings and fly off in the Stygian night.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at May 03, 2016 11:56 PM (jR7Wy)

182 if you never got paid, does that mean all sperm deposits were 'donations'


asking for Joe Biden/who does not own a swimming suit

Posted by: jake at May 03, 2016 11:56 PM (F+4s0)

183 I guess I brightened Broseidon's night...

Sven, NYC merely is what it is - kowai.

And I need to go write. Truly I do.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 03, 2016 11:56 PM (ZIMdy)

184 179 Posted by: Hollowpoint at May 03, 2016 11:55 PM (KRwzj)


YOU ARE NOT BEING FAIR!!!!!!!


SJW Snowflake's War Cry

yeah not exactly inspiring is it?

Posted by: sven10077 at May 03, 2016 11:57 PM (g8Hfr)

185 152 Ask Weirddave -- he's in the biz. I can tell you that the annual
umbrella policy the covers the fiancee and I for any losses on the
underlying policies above $1M but below $5M is a couple of hundred
bucks. So, if I run someone over with my car, or my house has a tree
limb fall on someone, our auto or homeowner policies cover the first
$1M, and the the next $4M are covered by the umbrella.


But that is a policy on top of your coverage with the insurer on your home and cars (and mine required to have both pieces of your business to issue the umbrella).

So a stand alone $1mil policy might be a bit more pricy.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 03, 2016 11:57 PM (gyKtp)

186 The reason French fertility is now in the lead is the same reason as the uptick in German fertility.

Islamic immigration.

Posted by: geoff at May 03, 2016 11:57 PM (69WhL)

187 qdpsteve, The wife and I have had enough here. I dearly love CA and my family has been in this neighborhood since the early 50's but I just can't take what has been done to the state anymore. Hell, we don't even have jobs lined up yet. We are just going. Of course, the hugely lower cost of living there will allow a large increase the canoe ballast budget.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at May 03, 2016 11:58 PM (KBjNt)

188 186 Posted by: geoff at May 03, 2016 11:57 PM (69WhL)


Just wait until they are numerous enough to go full Malmo and the liberals there hide the facts...

of course the same will happen here.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 03, 2016 11:58 PM (g8Hfr)

189 I meant 'fans,' but who knows, a few more years of the title drought and there might only be one left.


Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at May 03, 2016 11:45 PM (kumBu)

It's Canada. Hope springs eternal.

Posted by: Vendette at May 03, 2016 11:59 PM (jOi+y)

190 A question for NHL fans: The proposed new team in Vegas, would that be an expansion franchise or an existing team moving?

And if it's expansion, would they also add one more to keep the conferences even?

If so...bring back the Whalers!

(Or the Nordiques, perhaps?)

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at May 03, 2016 11:59 PM (kumBu)

191 Beer Ninja, sounds good.

I have family that's stuck here so I can't go anywhere, but... we will see how things shake out.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2016 11:59 PM (ntObR)

192 I mean that is really not fair to walruses

Posted by: jake at May 03, 2016 11:59 PM (F+4s0)

193 It's a $1M policy, not a $1M premium. It might not be as expensive as you think.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 03, 2016 11:33 PM (EzgxV)


It's the principle of the thing.

Posted by: The 2nd Hat of Amendment at May 03, 2016 11:59 PM (vBeA5)

194 if you never got paid, does that mean all sperm deposits were 'donations'
In an episode of Barney Miller a prostitute being booked discovered she had been paid with counterfeit bills leading her to exclaim, "My God. I just got raped!"

Posted by: andycanuck at May 03, 2016 11:59 PM (f4AGl)

195 187 qdpsteve, The wife and I have had enough here. I dearly love CA and my family has been in this neighborhood since the early 50's but I just can't take what has been done to the state anymore. Hell, we don't even have jobs lined up yet. We are just going. Of course, the hugely lower cost of living there will allow a large increase the canoe ballast budget.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at May 03, 2016 11:58 PM (KBjNt)



The San Jose Mercury Snooze's front page top story yesterday was that 34% of the SF Bay Area wants to move out in the next couple of years.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 12:00 AM (EzgxV)

196 Wow, New Type Hobbies and Toys apparently still exists in SF, CA.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 04, 2016 12:00 AM (ZIMdy)

197 If we can't jack it on a subway ride, the terrorists have won.

Posted by: otho at May 04, 2016 12:00 AM (EWg9n)

198 Oh my God. Trigglypuff. In a bikini. Oh dear God.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at May 04, 2016 12:00 AM (0mRoj)

199 Insomniac, take slow deep breaths...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2016 12:01 AM (ntObR)

200 186 The reason French fertility is now in the lead is the same reason as the uptick in German fertility.

Islamic immigration.
Posted by: geoff at May 03, 2016 11:57 PM (69WhL)

Goats, who knew?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 04, 2016 12:01 AM (voOPb)

201 198 Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at May 04, 2016 12:00 AM (0mRoj)


You can't even see the fabric guy....

Posted by: sven10077 at May 04, 2016 12:01 AM (g8Hfr)

202 My city hall has a sign welcoming support animals.

When I went to pay my water bill once, I asked the lady behind the counter if I could bring my cat in, since I feel emotionally insecure without her. I added she was my emotional therapy animal.

Lady behind the counter looked at me as if I was slightly off, and then said "uh, no."

I think she could tell I was pulling her leg. Plus, I'm way, way too old to be a special snowflake and don't look especially fragile.

At the end of the conversation, I giggled.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at May 04, 2016 12:01 AM (AHDxb)

203 I was a semen donor for a time. The pay wasn't as good as they promoted (true fact: they pay based on volume), but it was close to work and hey- money for jerking it. Why not?

I even signed a waiver that allowed any future offspring to contact me after they were 18. I harbor a fantasy where they grow up liberal and I introduce myself by sending their parents a copy of my commenting history here.

I just want to see the "I have made a huge mistake" look on their faces.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at May 04, 2016 12:01 AM (KRwzj)

204 You can't even see the fabric guy....

She ate him.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2016 12:02 AM (ntObR)

205 199 Insomniac, take slow deep breaths...
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2016 12:01 AM (ntObR)

*breathes into paper bag*
*vomits*

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at May 04, 2016 12:02 AM (0mRoj)

206 A question for NHL fans: The proposed new team in Vegas, would that be an expansion franchise or an existing team moving?

And if it's expansion, would they also add one more to keep the conferences even?

If so...bring back the Whalers!

(Or the Nordiques, perhaps?)


Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at May 03, 2016 11:59 PM (kumBu)


Expansion, because beaucoup $$$ in expansion fees.


And it's a dumb idea.

Posted by: Vendette at May 04, 2016 12:02 AM (jOi+y)

207 Envious, Maet - 3 years since I've been to Japan. and you speaka the lingo (I was languaged out by the time I met my nipponese master).


Hockey? OK, you're all old people here, so I'll use my standard line - "I don't watch hockey until Memorial Day". Meant of course as a slam at the ridiculous length of the season, which was much better when it was all wrapped up (incl. the Cup) well BEFORE Memorial Day. Of course young'ins don't get the joke.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 04, 2016 12:03 AM (QDnY+)

208 116 I forgot to add that the Fort Mac gas stations are empty and if you look at a map you'll see why that's bad. It's in the middle of nowhere.
Posted by: Vendette at May 03, 2016 11:42 PM (jOi+y)
--------------
Good Lord.
Prayers.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 04, 2016 12:03 AM (T/5A0)

209 qdpsteve, My grandmother passed away a couple years ago and she was really the last deep root I had here. My wife is from Ann Arbor MI and wanted to be closer to her family. Just not too close, they are fans of the the unannounced drop in. We are not.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at May 04, 2016 12:03 AM (KBjNt)

210 "It's Canada. Hope springs eternal.

Posted by: Vendette at May 03, 2016 11:59 PM (jOi+y) "

True, but I have to imagine it's tough being a Canadian hockey fan and watching teams from the US win it every single year. It would be like the Toronto Argos joining the NFL and winning the Super Bowl every year.

Speaking of that, I'm doing a trip next year with some friends touring all of the Big 4 Halls of Fame (and a few other minor ones - the college football HoF in Atlanta is another one we're considering). During the Toronto wing of the trip, I'm hoping to catch both a Leafs game and an Argos game. I've only been to a few NHL games live, and I've never seen a CFL game live.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at May 04, 2016 12:03 AM (kumBu)

211 caution going full moron below
avert you eyes if sensitive
v
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v
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Hillary Clinton or Cora Segal....

who is the most-est boner killer on May 4th, 2016?




????

Posted by: jake at May 04, 2016 12:03 AM (F+4s0)

212 The drug sniffing dog would like to smell her luggage.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 03, 2016 11:41 PM

I didn't think of that, well nor did she. They must be well trained to only react to drugs and not rump roasts! Tho it was well wrapped and frozen, but dogs can find anything if they want.

Posted by: Farmer at May 04, 2016 12:04 AM (PzqA/)

213 Yup, Kinokuniya store in Seattle's International District.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 04, 2016 12:04 AM (FtrY1)

214 I was a semen donor for a time. The pay wasn't as good as they promoted (true fact: they pay based on volume), but it was close to work and hey- money for jerking it. Why not?
Posted by: Hollowpoint


You are a brave man for enunciating that.

I'd shake your hand, but ....

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 04, 2016 12:04 AM (OcD4G)

215 If so...bring back the Whalers!

(Or the Nordiques, perhaps?)



The Whalers are now the Carolina Hurricanes and the Noridques are the Colorado Avalanche. I don't know what Law fu is needed to get those former names to pop up with expansion teams. Frankly I miss the Hartford Whalers. I wasn't a fan of them, I just loved the name. It was historically and geographically appropiate. It probably wouldn't fly these days with SJW Connecticut. Whaling be all evil and shit.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 04, 2016 12:05 AM (R1sPO)

216 Vendette, yeah yeah broken record here (is that an expression that's doomed to die out soon? hmm). But ...... season's too long, rink's too small. Expansion or not.


Posted by: rhomboid at May 04, 2016 12:05 AM (QDnY+)

217 I just want to see the "I have made a huge mistake" look on their faces.
--
I know a young woman who is bipolar and unstable.

At some point when she was young, her father abandoned her family. She now desperately wants to find him.

I'm at a loss as to why. Why would you want to meet someone who abandoned you? Someone who didn't care enough to stick around?

FYI, this has nothing to do with sperm donation-- it has to do with people who abandon their families and then the children who desperately want to meet them.

Not sure why they want to go there. IMHO, it's opening Pandoras Box.

Not.Good.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at May 04, 2016 12:05 AM (AHDxb)

218 start donating sperm to help single women have babies

Single, Swedish women? I'm trying! Even willing to make house calls...

Posted by: t-bird at May 04, 2016 12:06 AM (9mTYi)

219 This support animal thing has given me an idea. A perverted idea involving nekkid womyns, of course, as anyone who knows me can figure out. All roads eventually lead there.

How about a support babe (or two)? Could we get some super duper psychologically Ph.Ds types to come up with some disorder that requires nearly nekkid hotties as your emotional support. I need Kate Upton or similar, dressed in nearly nothing, you know some porny slut oufit.

And I need it everywhere I go. She or hopefully plural, could be wearing naughty nurse uniforms, which is basically naked with some sort of something white with red crosses strapped around enhancing the good parts.

And I get to carry those with me wherever I go.

Reckon that would fly?

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 04, 2016 12:06 AM (DW+jj)

220 Weasels brought a smile.

Thanks

Thought of putting an interesting url in the name?
I half expected it to link to the ( ) campaign.

Posted by: rd at May 04, 2016 12:06 AM (v0YLX)

221 "Expansion, because beaucoup $$$ in expansion fees.


And it's a dumb idea.

Posted by: Vendette at May 04, 2016 12:02 AM (jOi+y) "

That arena in Vegas looks super nice, but it'd probably be a better idea to move an existing team. The NFL can barely even support 32 teams, and it's the most popular of the Big 4.

Where would the other team even be? Some smaller city in Canada like Hamilton? (Or Quebec City, per my joke about the Nordiques)

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at May 04, 2016 12:06 AM (kumBu)

222 Beer Ninja, can understand. My mom is here in SoCal and doesn't want to go anywhere. I love her dearly, if she lives another 25 years it's okay with me... but when she's gone, the chances are very good I'm going to Arizona (just over the CA border) with other relatives of mine.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2016 12:06 AM (ntObR)

223 Hockey? OK, you're all old people here, so I'll use
my standard line - "I don't watch hockey until Memorial Day". Meant of
course as a slam at the ridiculous length of the season, which was much
better when it was all wrapped up (incl. the Cup) well BEFORE Memorial
Day. Of course young'ins don't get the joke.





Posted by: rhomboid at May 04, 2016 12:03 AM (QDnY+)


Bobby Orr did the flying leap on May 10, 1970. Mothers Day. I know this because March 20 is a day of observance in my family.

I wasn't around then.
The NHL season needs to be shortened so it ends by the end of May, and I'm being generous saying that.

Posted by: Vendette at May 04, 2016 12:06 AM (jOi+y)

224 A few years ago, shortly after I came home from Afghanistan, my wife convinced me to drop my Roman Polanski boycott and watch a film called "Carnage". Basically, the movie features two white, gentrified NYC couples who meet to discuss a schoolyard fight between their children.

Jodie Foster, playing one of the moms, proves to be so outrageously bleeding heart liberal that the opposing dad, played by Christophe Waltz, sneers, "I saw your friend Jane Fonda on TV the other day. It made me want to go out and buy a Ku Klux Klan poster." One of the best lines in a movie that actually really friendly to conservatives, especially colnsidering who directed it.

Anyways, that's how people like Cora Siegel make me feel. Everything I see her babble about smashing white supremacy, I feel more and more sympathetic to actual white supremacists. Generally, I couldn't care less what other people do or what they look like. But some fat obnoxious asshole starts running her mouth and I suddenly want to attend cross burnings.

Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at May 04, 2016 12:07 AM (hxUdS)

225 "Wow, New Type Hobbies and Toys apparently still exists in SF, CA.
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 04, 2016 12:00 AM (ZIMdy)"

What's special about that place?

Posted by: HopefulMonster at May 04, 2016 12:07 AM (K2hsm)

226 217 Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at May 04, 2016 12:05 AM (AHDxb)


"Uh you get when I made you I was watching a skin flick and planning on drinking the 20 bucks yeah?"

//"Dad"

fucking feminists....

Posted by: sven10077 at May 04, 2016 12:07 AM (g8Hfr)

227 well, good night all.
hope tomorrow is better, for everyone.

Posted by: chemjeff - Libertarian at May 04, 2016 12:08 AM (uAvJJ)

228 Randy, I'd heard good things about that movie. Now I have to see it, thanks. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2016 12:08 AM (ntObR)

229 idaho is full, tell all your friends

Posted by: jake at May 04, 2016 12:08 AM (F+4s0)

230 YOU ARE NOT BEING FAIR!!!!!!!


SJW Snowflake's War Cry

yeah not exactly inspiring is it?


Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.

Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.

This is a day when all Americans from every walk of life unite in our resolve for justice and peace. America has stood down enemies before, and we will do so this time.

Shut up shut up shut up your speech is unsafe and why don't you respect my trauma and pain?

Guess which group will be ruling in 25 years, right about the time the shit is scheduled to hit the fan?

Posted by: Hollowpoint at May 04, 2016 12:08 AM (KRwzj)

231
How about a support babe (or two)? Could we get some super duper
psychologically Ph.Ds types to come up with some disorder that requires
nearly nekkid hotties as your emotional support. I need Kate Upton or
similar, dressed in nearly nothing, you know some porny slut oufit.


And I need it everywhere I go. She or hopefully plural, could be
wearing naughty nurse uniforms, which is basically naked with some sort
of something white with red crosses strapped around enhancing the good
parts.

And I get to carry those with me wherever I go.

Reckon that would fly?
xxx

Thanks for the idea Dude!

See ya on Fox!

Posted by: Reality Show Writers Guild at May 04, 2016 12:08 AM (AHDxb)

232 So are Rick, the Old Man, and Corey going to buy the Las Vegas franchise? Maybe they'll trade Chumlee to the Leafs as a goalie?

Posted by: andycanuck at May 04, 2016 12:08 AM (f4AGl)

233 I wasn't around then.
......
Posted by: Vendette at May 04, 2016 12:06 AM (jOi+y)

eh, whippersnapper

kids these days

Posted by: jake at May 04, 2016 12:10 AM (F+4s0)

234 "The Whalers are now the Carolina Hurricanes and the Noridques are the Colorado Avalanche. I don't know what Law fu is needed to get those former names to pop up with expansion teams. Frankly I miss the Hartford Whalers. I wasn't a fan of them, I just loved the name. It was historically and geographically appropiate. It probably wouldn't fly these days with SJW Connecticut. Whaling be all evil and shit.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 04, 2016 12:05 AM (R1sPO) "

I think you have to just negotiate with the current franchise owners. IIRC when the Browns moved to Baltimore, part of the deal was that the name and history stayed with Cleveland. But then you have situations like Charlotte getting the Hornets name and logo back, which wasn't negotiated until well after the original Hornets moved to New Orleans.

And yeah, the Whalers have an awesome logo and come on, it's just kinda cool to have a team in a place like Hartford.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at May 04, 2016 12:10 AM (kumBu)

235 Ruben Navarette just posted at FB how ridonkulous CNN is tonight. Jake Tapper and others are all saying to Sanders, "Congrats, you did great in Indiana today. So how soon do you plan to drop out so Hillary can finish this thing??"

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2016 12:10 AM (ntObR)

236 Plus, I liked the Hartford Whalers jerseys.. Should have bought one way back when.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 04, 2016 12:11 AM (R1sPO)

237 New Type along with Nikaku, Kimono My House, and San Francisco Laser Disc were among the first places I could buy things like figure kits, art books, CDs, and other stuff. For awhile the UC Irvine bookstore even got into selling things like Japanese laser discs.

Talking in the early days of the Japanese second wave invasion of things like Bubblegum Crisis and Vampire Hunter D.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 04, 2016 12:11 AM (ZIMdy)

238 G'Night, chemjeff.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 04, 2016 12:11 AM (OQ9R7)

239
I'm at a loss as to why.

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

Well, you said she's bipolar and unstable.

But unipolar, stable people do this, too. It seems irrational to me, even a bit of a rejection of those who adopt these rejectees -- but the desire to find blood kin endures. No matter how hard the SJWs try to destroy family, it persists even in its most tenuous form.

Posted by: iforgot at May 04, 2016 12:11 AM (5o5ek)

240 "I'm at a loss as to why. Why would you want to meet someone who abandoned you? Someone who didn't care enough to stick around?"

Our identity is incomplete without the parents who conceived us.

Posted by: HopefulMonster at May 04, 2016 12:11 AM (K2hsm)

241 So while you're in Japan, make sure to do something about their fertility rate.

I propose a change to our foreign aid structure: rather than throwing money at sandpits with far greater than replacement breeding rates, we need to focus our foreign aid on sending stiff dicks to allies where the local males ain't doing the job.

Line up to the right, please.

Posted by: JEM at May 04, 2016 12:11 AM (o+SC1)

242
"Guess which group will be ruling in 25 years, right about the time the shit is scheduled to hit the fan?"

Yeah. I'm pretty sure the Soylent Green/ Logan's Run plan will be in place then, so it's not like anyone over 40 will be alive.

/but our parts will be living in prominent politicians!

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at May 04, 2016 12:11 AM (AHDxb)

243 That arena in Vegas looks super nice, but it'd
probably be a better idea to move an existing team. The NFL can barely
even support 32 teams, and it's the most popular of the Big 4.

Where would the other team even be? Some smaller city in Canada like Hamilton? (Or Quebec City, per my joke about the Nordiques)

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at May 04, 2016 12:06 AM (kumBu)


Quebec City is begging for a team and building an arena for that purpose, but Bettman is focusing on Las Vegas. Hamilton would embrace a team but Toronto is too close and the Leafs will exercise the banhammer.


If you're looking at team moving, look at perhaps one of the Florida teams. Phoenix still has a team by the sheer will of Bettman because he doesn't want to be proven wrong.

Here's the issue: Is there a market for hockey in Vegas?

On another subject, if you want to watch a CFL game, go the the Grey Cup and show up on the Wednesday prior to the game for the parties.

Posted by: Vendette at May 04, 2016 12:11 AM (jOi+y)

244 VDH had a decent essay on You Know Who today, but I find the excerpted quote above disappointing.


No, there's actually no good reason to "honor the victims" of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - that is, to honor them vs. those in Conventry, London, Hamburg, Antwerp, Kiev, Dresden, Osaka, Tokyo, Nagoya ........ none at all.


It is purely a continuation of the dangerous and degrading Atomic Bomb Cult that is founded on the illogical silliness there is anything at all morally different about death and destruction based on the mechanism (as opposed to the underlying moral rationale).


Past mayors of Tokyo, and others, in Japan have mocked the "cult of Hiroshima" themselves.


And having illiterate disgraceful buffoons like Obama and Kerry making any statement of any sort, anywhere, on any adult topic beyond their intellectual and moral comprehension is as great a humiliation of the US as has yet been recorded.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 04, 2016 12:11 AM (QDnY+)

245 Helicopters drop pretty quickly if they lose their rotors

Posted by: ThunderB at May 04, 2016 12:12 AM (zOTsN)

246 I've gutted deer & bear. I've assisted with chicken & pig slaughtering. And I never gagged. But trigglypuffs hide that's just ficking gross
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 03, 2016 11:50 PM

OK, I'm behind on my AOS nomenclature, what's a trigglypuff? Does this have anything to do with the recent mention of hobosexuals? Not sure I want to know, but it's hard to follow when I'm an ignert flyover conservative.

Posted by: Farmer at May 04, 2016 12:12 AM (PzqA/)

247 The Leafs and Buffalo won't allow Hamilton to get a team. They think it'll hurt their fan base and sales at the arenas and in merchandise.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 04, 2016 12:12 AM (f4AGl)

248 "Anyways, that's how people like Cora Siegel make me feel. Everything I see her babble about smashing white supremacy, I feel more and more sympathetic to actual white supremacists. Generally, I couldn't care less what other people do or what they look like. But some fat obnoxious asshole starts running her mouth and I suddenly want to attend cross burnings.

Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at May 04, 2016 12:07 AM (hxUdS) "

Same here. Unless someone has a swastika tattoo and an "I brake for lynchings" bumper sticker, I just roll my eyes when someone tells me that so-and-so is 'racist.' The word literally has no meaning anymore.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at May 04, 2016 12:13 AM (kumBu)

249 "Posted by: Anna Puma at May 04, 2016 12:11 AM (ZIMdy)"

Ah. You've lived in CA, or mail ordered?

Posted by: HopefulMonster at May 04, 2016 12:13 AM (K2hsm)

250 I like the long hockey season. It's the only decent thing on tv

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 04, 2016 12:14 AM (voOPb)

251 "The Leafs and Buffalo won't allow Hamilton to get a team. They think it'll hurt their fan base and sales at the arenas and in merchandise.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 04, 2016 12:12 AM (f4AGl) "

But Hamilton deserves a team! It's such an awesome musical!

Posted by: SJW snowflake trying to talk about the sportsball at May 04, 2016 12:14 AM (kumBu)

252 246 Posted by: Farmer at May 04, 2016 12:12 AM (PzqA/)


Trigglypuff

https://youtu.be/Y69tkCbeC5o

She is the "Captain America" of the SJW crowd.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 04, 2016 12:14 AM (g8Hfr)

253 Tuesday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/727560060570730497

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/727560219627151360

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/727560360945840128

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/727560507410927618

Posted by: kbdabear at May 04, 2016 12:14 AM (A2z6A)

254 Nikaku - http://nikaku.com/

Kimono My House - http://www.kimonomyhousetoys.com/shop.cgi

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 04, 2016 12:14 AM (ZIMdy)

255 what's a trigglypuff
..........

=Cora Segal

Posted by: jake at May 04, 2016 12:14 AM (F+4s0)

256 Helicopters drop pretty quickly if they lose their rotors

LOL. Kinda reminds me of... here a few months ago.

Maetenloch, 7:41pm: "Now everyone, let's be civil and avoid controversy. Let's just discuss bunny rabbits and lollipops."

(((20 minutes later)))

"I'LL KILL YOU!!!!!!!!1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!!!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2016 12:14 AM (ntObR)

257 OK, I'm behind on my AOS nomenclature, what's a trigglypuff? Does this have anything to do with the recent mention of hobosexuals? Not sure I want to know, but it's hard to follow when I'm an ignert flyover conservative.
Posted by: Farmer at May 04, 2016 12:12 AM (PzqA/)

Trigglypuff is the name given to the screaming, morbidly obese creature trying to shout down Crowder, Sommers and Yiannopoulos at a UMass presentation they were doing.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at May 04, 2016 12:15 AM (0mRoj)

258 Our identity is incomplete without the parents who conceived us.
---

You're probably right.

However, from a logical standpoint, it just seems like you're kicking a nest of rabid hornets and it's not going to turn out well.

Kind of like this:
Positive: I now know my Dad!
Negative: He's molested my young son.

or this:
Positive: I finally met Mom!
Negative: She stole my purse, my ID and now I'm responsible for $100,000 in purchases she made. If I turn her in, she'll go to jail, since she was on probation when I met her.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at May 04, 2016 12:15 AM (AHDxb)

259 But Hamilton deserves a team! It's such an awesome musical!

Posted by: SJW snowflake trying to talk about the sportsball at May 04, 2016 12:14 AM (kumBu)


Suddenly duels are introduced to the NHL...

Posted by: Vendette at May 04, 2016 12:15 AM (jOi+y)

260 245 Posted by: ThunderB at May 04, 2016 12:12 AM (zOTsN)


Depends on the Chopper, BUT no chopper I know of except the AH-56 Comanche is incapable of Auto-Gyro if necessary and upright.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 04, 2016 12:15 AM (g8Hfr)

261 Speaking of sperm donation, I'm recalling something, a scene from one of those crass frat-boy humor movies from what was likely quite a few years ago.

Some bros decided they would go in and become sperm donors. One had an idea. He would pretend he was having trouble reaching completion and ask a nice nurse if she could please help him out. You know, a medical task for the poor thing who is doing his duty to help out whatever sperm donation helps out.

Well, he finds this very hot nurse and she's so nice and agrees to help him. She seems very willingly and tells him to go in the room over there and wait. Hot damn! he thinks.

Well, help comes in. It's not the original hottie nurse, but some fat, ugly and mean older nurse who apparently is the expert on that. And his horror only begins and she forces him to bend over, rams a probe up his ass and does a prostate milking to force ejaculation.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 04, 2016 12:15 AM (DW+jj)

262 "The Leafs and Buffalo won't allow Hamilton to get a team. They think it'll hurt their fan base and sales at the arenas and in merchandise.

Posted by: andycanuck at May 04, 2016 12:12 AM (f4AGl) "

In all seriousness though, were I an investor trying to bring a team to Hamilton, my rebuttal would be "Okay, so we're near the Maple Leafs and the Sabres. If we get a team in Hamilton, we'll have what, 1 1/2 actual NHL teams in the area?"

Posted by: SJW snowflake trying to talk about the sportsball at May 04, 2016 12:15 AM (kumBu)

263 More Tuesday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/727560662919090178

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/727560808402685952

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/727560980067160064

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/727561132303585280

Posted by: kbdabear at May 04, 2016 12:16 AM (A2z6A)

264 Off Trigglypuff sock.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at May 04, 2016 12:16 AM (kumBu)

265 Not sure why they want to go there. IMHO, it's opening Pandoras Box.

Not.Good


You never know. I'm sure she has a lot of questions, and perhaps meeting her father could provide answers and closure.

I'm not defending her father for abandoning her family, but people can and do change. Maybe he could help. Maybe he could be there now, trying to right past wrongs. Maybe he's an asshole. I'm not remotely the sentimental type, but the chance of a positive outcome is worth the risk, especially for someone in desperate need of a lifeline.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at May 04, 2016 12:16 AM (KRwzj)

266 [Furiously Googles & Bings to see if anyone in Leafs' head office is named "Aaron Burr".]

Posted by: andycanuck at May 04, 2016 12:16 AM (f4AGl)

267 Well damn, you can find anything on the internet. I just found a Hartford Whalers jersey at NHL Shops site. Quebec Nordiques too. Good to know.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 04, 2016 12:16 AM (R1sPO)

268 Helicopter lost its rotors off the coast of Norway last week. 13 dead

Posted by: ThunderB at May 04, 2016 12:16 AM (zOTsN)

269 Posted by: Farmer at May 04, 2016 12:12 AM (PzqA/)

She's the fat ass SJW who made an ass out of herself last week at UMass. There were a couple of threads & sidebars about her on Ace

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 04, 2016 12:17 AM (voOPb)

270 I walk 47 miles of barbed wire
I use a cobra snake for a necktie
I got a brand new house on the roadside
Made from TrigglyPuff hide...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2016 12:17 AM (ntObR)

271 229
idaho is full, tell all your friends

Posted by: jake at May 04, 2016 12:08 AM (F+4s0)


Colorado is closed. Moose out front should have told you.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at May 04, 2016 12:17 AM (fC9RO)

272 "OK, I'm behind on my AOS nomenclature, what's a trigglypuff? Does this have anything to do with the recent mention of hobosexuals? Not sure I want to know, but it's hard to follow when I'm an ignert flyover conservative.
Posted by: Farmer at May 04, 2016 12:12 AM (PzqA/)"

Rotund SJW college student throwing tantrum at conservative event. Video of her triggered state went viral with mockery.

Eye Bleach recommended if you Google her.

Posted by: HopefulMonster at May 04, 2016 12:18 AM (K2hsm)

273 As someone who was adopted I find that a bit annoying - 'only complete if you know the people who conceived you.'

I have parents who love me and I know that. I don't need to go on some Quixotic quest that will probably disrupt innocent lives.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 04, 2016 12:18 AM (ZIMdy)

274 In all seriousness though, were I an investor trying
to bring a team to Hamilton, my rebuttal would be "Okay, so we're near
the Maple Leafs and the Sabres. If we get a team in Hamilton, we'll have
what, 1 1/2 actual NHL teams in the area?"

Posted by: SJW snowflake trying to talk about the sportsball at May 04, 2016 12:15 AM (kumBu)


This is Toronto we're talking about. The Centre of the Universe. The wannabe NYC. The team of Conn Smythe and the Patricks.


Hamilton won't have an NHL team.

Posted by: Vendette at May 04, 2016 12:18 AM (jOi+y)

275 270 I walk 47 miles of barbed wire
I use a cobra snake for a necktie
I got a brand new house on the roadside
Made from TrigglyPuff hide...
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2016 12:17 AM (ntObR)

That's a big damn house.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at May 04, 2016 12:18 AM (0mRoj)

276 She's the fat ass SJW who made an ass out of herself last week at UMass. There were a couple of threads & sidebars about her on Ace

And as I understand it, Milo and Crowder harpooned her ass, gutted her, fileted her, and she's now on sale fresh frozen at WalMart for $1.99 a pound.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2016 12:18 AM (ntObR)

277 Have a Whalers' jersey (played on a summer league team that used their uniforms, years back). The whale flukes are pretty cool. Though the best thing about Hartford - Colts Mfg. Co. - had nothing to do with hockey .....


Ready to be corrected, but the reason the NHL season is sooooo long, with everyone making the playoffs and those going on for two months, is kind of sad - they need to do this, just for the $$$.


That is, the league has a pretty poor revenue base from advertizing, compared to the other major team sport leagues. They don't make much per event .... so they literally have to "make it up in volume" by having more events. Their call but the product has suffered immensely.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 04, 2016 12:19 AM (QDnY+)

278 Insomniac, come on down!! It's an entire development, including parks and convenience stores.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2016 12:19 AM (ntObR)

279 Off Trigglypuff sock.

I thought it would take a team to work that thing.

Forget what I said earlier, you have been working out.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 04, 2016 12:19 AM (T/cxb)

280 Steve, it's a great movie. Do see it. I kinda bitched at her when Polanski' name popped up in the opening credits, but it was worth it. It's almost entirely two couples interacting in an apartment for ninety minutes, which I didn't expect to enjoy when my wife told me about it, but just go with it. And again, the more rightish couple clearly comes off in a better light. Jodie Foster is a bonkers fucking lib.

Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at May 04, 2016 12:20 AM (hxUdS)

281 "Here's the issue: Is there a market for hockey in Vegas?

On another subject, if you want to watch a CFL game, go the the Grey Cup and show up on the Wednesday prior to the game for the parties.

Posted by: Vendette at May 04, 2016 12:11 AM (jOi+y) "

I think the novelty of having an actual Big 4 team and the influx of curious tourists who will have another excuse for a Vegas trip will keep interest up for a few years, but I could definitely see in around 10 years down the line them not being able to fill even half of that arena for any given regular season game.

Grey Cup would be fun. I have to imagine a Grey Cup ticket is around the same price as a cup of beer at the Super Bowl.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at May 04, 2016 12:20 AM (kumBu)

282 Anna, I'm adopted too and have never thought about trying to find my birth parents. I was raised by a family who loved me and that's enough.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at May 04, 2016 12:20 AM (KBjNt)

283 I have parents who love me and I know that. I don't need to go on some Quixotic quest that will probably disrupt innocent lives.


Posted by: Anna Puma at May 04, 2016 12:18 AM

Good for you Anna.

I'm not in your situation, however, when I look at people who are on the "who are my real parents quest" it makes me wonder how much they are going to mess up their lives and the lives of others.

Some things are better left unknown; IMHO, your real parents are the people who love you and care for you.

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at May 04, 2016 12:20 AM (AHDxb)

284 My BIL is adopted. Found biological parents. Mother crazy as a loon. Father alcoholic who drank himself to death. Best not to romanticize

Posted by: ThunderB at May 04, 2016 12:21 AM (zOTsN)

285 $1.99/lb for that blubber. Being far too generous. Maybe $0.99/lb.

As to the question of having I lived in California. Nope. Just knew where I could go to order things to satisfy my anime/manga addiction.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 04, 2016 12:21 AM (ZIMdy)

286 278 Insomniac, come on down!! It's an entire development, including parks and convenience stores.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2016 12:19 AM (ntObR)

Heh.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at May 04, 2016 12:21 AM (0mRoj)

287 Randy, what's interesting is that I've read Foster isn't such a braindead SJW in real life, which I respect.

There was recently a story at Breitbart of Foster scoffing at all this supposed sexism in Hollywood. Plus, she was open about how she believed Mel Gibson should be forgiven for his social transgressions a few years ago, while she was promoting her (flop) flick of the time, "The Beaver."

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2016 12:21 AM (ntObR)

288 Bobby Orr did the flying leap on May 10, 1970. Mothers Day. I know this because March 20 is a day of observance in my family.

I wasn't around then.
The NHL season needs to be shortened so it ends by the end of May, and I'm being generous saying that.
Posted by: Vendette at May 04, 2016 12:06 AM (jOi+y)

A truly sad day, May 10, 1970.

Posted by: tbodie at May 04, 2016 12:22 AM (Ade6D)

289 I want the guy on the sidebar kitteh pic as my emotional support animal. Im sure he is quite the animal...

Posted by: Dixie Wetsworth, Cruz2020! at May 04, 2016 12:22 AM (FyPtY)

290 268 Posted by: ThunderB at May 04, 2016 12:16 AM (zOTsN)


There's a recovery envelope....

Add in the Equivalent of NTSB saying "uh hey there was a sudden mechanical failure involving separation of the rotor from the fuselage" and it *was* literally a brick....

NDT should be prepared to speak with some precision you'd think, being "the smartest man alive."

https://youtu.be/ET1wIILQIs4

Posted by: sven10077 at May 04, 2016 12:22 AM (g8Hfr)

291 Anna, I'm sure it'll be marked down any day now...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2016 12:22 AM (ntObR)

292 289 I want the guy on the sidebar kitteh pic as my emotional support animal. Im sure he is quite the animal...
Posted by: Dixie Wetsworth, Cruz2020! at May 04, 2016 12:22 AM (FyPtY)

Oh trust me, he is.

Posted by: Andrew Sullivan at May 04, 2016 12:22 AM (0mRoj)

293
277 Have a Whalers' jersey (played on a summer league team that used their uniforms, years back). The whale flukes are pretty cool. Though the best thing about Hartford - Colts Mfg. Co. - had nothing to do with hockey .....


Ready to be corrected, but the reason the NHL season is sooooo long, with everyone making the playoffs and those going on for two months, is kind of sad - they need to do this, just for the $$$.


That is, the league has a pretty poor revenue base from advertizing, compared to the other major team sport leagues. They don't make much per event .... so they literally have to "make it up in volume" by having more events. Their call but the product has suffered immensely.
Posted by: rhomboid at May 04, 2016 12:19 AM (QDnY+)

Having Packer season tickets & attending a few Wild games per year an NHL ticket is quite spendy compared to my NFL tickets. Both regular & post season

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 04, 2016 12:23 AM (voOPb)

294 Our identity is incomplete without the parents who conceived us.
Posted by: HopefulMonster at May 04, 2016 12:11 AM (K2hsm)


[type an delete bitter comments]

Sleep well all of you. The parents who are there are worth more than genetic material.

I thank everyone who put up with my sh#T and was willing to set me straight.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 04, 2016 12:23 AM (ry34m)

295 fyi

Mary Cloggenstein is way hotter than Cora Segal


just sayin'

Posted by: jake at May 04, 2016 12:23 AM (F+4s0)

296 Evenin!

*scrollong up

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 04, 2016 12:24 AM (hlMPp)

297 The Blues will "hang on". They blowout Dallas 6-1.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 04, 2016 12:24 AM (R1sPO)

298 G'Night, Kindltot.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 04, 2016 12:24 AM (OQ9R7)

299 https://youtu.be/NQMBpoPRf0c

Tail Rotor loss recovery....

do note R Lee Ermey's first lines of his acting career were in Apocalypse Now saying "Mayday, mayday my tail rotor is out....I got control."

as he autogyro'd in a loach...

Posted by: sven10077 at May 04, 2016 12:25 AM (g8Hfr)

300 That's surprising, Steve. I'm not one to keep up on the political stances of celebs, but I never doubted for a second that Jodie Foster was as insane in real life as she was in the movie. It seemed so natural for her.

Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at May 04, 2016 12:25 AM (hxUdS)

301 273 As someone who was adopted I find that a bit annoying - 'only complete if you know the people who conceived you.'

I have parents who love me and I know that. I don't need to go on some Quixotic quest that will probably disrupt innocent lives.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 04, 2016 12:18 AM (ZIMdy)




Somewhere along the line, adoption papers would include the conception parents' genomes -- and there'd be even less of a reason. But I could readily envision wanting to know about "familial" health issues you couldn't know about from your parents.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 12:25 AM (EzgxV)

302 If I recall correctly Blackhawks when first introduced couldn't auto rotate because of an issue with the then brand new auto hoover feature. For awhile Blackhawks had earned the nickname of Lawn Dart. I think the issue was worked out at some point though.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at May 04, 2016 12:25 AM (KBjNt)

303 My BIL is adopted. Found biological parents. Mother crazy as a loon. Father alcoholic who drank himself to death. Best not to romanticize

But was he better or worse off for knowing the truth?

I'm a big fan of uncomfortable truths being preferable to the unknown.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at May 04, 2016 12:26 AM (KRwzj)

304 "This is Toronto we're talking about. The Centre of the Universe. The wannabe NYC. The team of Conn Smythe and the Patricks.


Hamilton won't have an NHL team.

Posted by: Vendette at May 04, 2016 12:18 AM (jOi+y) "

Reminds me of John Brush of the NY Giants pulling every trick in the book to try to keep an AL team from moving to NYC. In hindsight, he was right to be worried about losing a lot of his market share.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at May 04, 2016 12:27 AM (kumBu)

305 https://youtu.be/GKaYOW9zMoY

Apocalyse Now-Ride of the Valkyries

"auto-rotate" I suppose.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 04, 2016 12:27 AM (g8Hfr)

306 Grey Cup would be fun. I have to imagine a Grey Cup ticket is around the same price as a cup of beer at the Super Bowl.


Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at May 04, 2016 12:20 AM (kumBu)


Ticket cost is a bit more than that, but you'll have fun. If you go to events and they find out you're an American, someone will buy you a beer.
Spirit of Edmonton breakfast and the Sluice Juice is mandatory.

Posted by: Vendette at May 04, 2016 12:27 AM (jOi+y)

307
NDT should be prepared to speak with some precision you'd think, being "the smartest man alive."
--------------

He does this stuff from time to time. Speaks on topics that he doesn't understand, but figures he's the smartest guy in the room, thus his opinion must be correct. So, typical liberal elite.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 04, 2016 12:27 AM (oFSUK)

308 300 Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at May 04, 2016 12:25 AM (hxUdS)


She's a barking moonbat....watch her interviews for "Little Man Tate"

Posted by: sven10077 at May 04, 2016 12:28 AM (g8Hfr)

309 That's a frightening last photo.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 04, 2016 12:28 AM (w4NZ8)

310 And 4?

Posted by: Farmer at May 03, 2016 11:11 PM (PzqA/)

Blano

ONT 4/12/16

First 17.

About the only highlight of my year so far.

Hola all.

Posted by: Blano at May 04, 2016 12:28 AM (3eoPa)

311 I have parents who love me and I know that. I don't need to go on some Quixotic quest that will probably disrupt innocent lives.

Yeah. We know an adopted girl who feels exactly the same.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 04, 2016 12:28 AM (1xUj/)

312 HP good question. Don't know.

Posted by: ThunderB at May 04, 2016 12:28 AM (zOTsN)

313 Another strange spooge tale. You've all heard of semen allergies, women who have an allergic reaction to semen. It can be semen in general, or to some specific men or group of men with whatever common trigger is there.

We're all different and our semen will have unique proteins or maybe "signature" on the proteins. This can trigger allergic reactions in women.

I remember a few years ago I saw something about some porn start freaking out. She had just done a, uh, you know money shot type of thing where she had, uh, extensive skin contact with those, uh, proteins from a specific man.

She had cleaned up, then noticed red welts forming where all the protein had been deposited. She freaked out and posted a picture of it on Twitter, which made the rounds, showing those red splotches in a certain pattern that outlined the "splash" zone perfectly.

The poor girl had an allergic reaction to that dude's particular protein signature.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 04, 2016 12:28 AM (DW+jj)

314 laters

Posted by: jake at May 04, 2016 12:28 AM (F+4s0)

315 307 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 04, 2016 12:27 AM (oFSUK)


"I 1/2 assed my way into this astronomy gig in between playing in a dive bar band....so of course I know economics and animal husbandry...."

//NDT

Posted by: sven10077 at May 04, 2016 12:29 AM (g8Hfr)

316 watching Fatal Attraction.

Super bad hair and suits from the depth of the 80's.

Glen Close not looking like a femme fatale.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 04, 2016 12:29 AM (OcD4G)

317 I saw Uncomfortable Truths open for Ugly Realities, Atlanta, 1971.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 04, 2016 12:29 AM (oFSUK)

318 284 My BIL is adopted. Found biological parents. Mother crazy as a loon. Father alcoholic who drank himself to death. Best not to romanticize

Posted by: ThunderB at May 04, 2016 12:21 AM (zOTsN)



....but exactly the information that might be most useful to the seeker. In the face of such history, your BIL might be more careful regarding alcohol use than a well-adjusted young man who grew-up in a wonderful family might otherwise be, for instance.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 12:29 AM (EzgxV)

319 318 Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 12:29 AM (EzgxV)


Amen, I think my son knows to avoid the booze as a remedy....

I hope.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 04, 2016 12:30 AM (g8Hfr)

320 My wife is adopted. She has a very good relationship with her birth mother, and her birth father is just now trying to come back into her life. She's quite weirded out by it- he walked out on her before because his new wife demanded it, she feels like multiple other men qualify as her dad before he does and she's not sure he understands that fact, and he's just a blowhard in general.

I'm ambivalent, but I'm put off by the fact that we've never met and when I picked up the phone the other day, he said "love you guys" before hanging up. Pump the brakes bro- I couldn't tell you from Adam.

Also, my explanation above does not at all do justice to my wife's complete feelings.

Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at May 04, 2016 12:31 AM (hxUdS)

321 Another strange spooge tale. You've all heard of semen allergies, women who have an allergic reaction to semen

Yes. The scientific term for them is "married".

Posted by: Hollowpoint at May 04, 2016 12:32 AM (KRwzj)

322 248 "Anyways, that's how people like Cora Siegel make me feel. Everything I see her babble about smashing white supremacy, I feel more and more sympathetic to actual white supremacists. Generally, I couldn't care less what other people do or what they look like. But some fat obnoxious asshole starts running her mouth and I suddenly want to attend cross burnings.

Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at May 04, 2016 12:07 AM (hxUdS) "

Cora Segal's daddy was a Harvard prof, so you know how oppressed she was, growing up in the 'hood.

I'm just tired of privileged people taking a shit on this country.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at May 04, 2016 12:34 AM (P8951)

323 Goodnight, horde.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at May 04, 2016 12:35 AM (P8951)

324 Here is a feel-good story for the day. In South Korea, a building was on fire. Some passing US soldiers quickly got some blankets, organized a group to use the blankets as a safety net, and got a mother to drop her children and finally jump herself. Mother and children all saved.

The news story doesn't say where the fire fighting brigade was during all this, but the implication I got was the woman and her kids would have died without the timely help.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/03/asia/south-korea-fire-rescue/

Posted by: mr_jack at May 04, 2016 12:35 AM (M59SC)

325 Actually, the origin of the Yankees is a great case of karma actually working (though it took its sweet ass time). The Yankees were founded in 1903 as the Highlanders when the team that was known as the Baltimore Orioles folded. The Orioles folded in part because of syndicate ownership by John Brush, who raided the Orioles for most of the core of his championship Giants teams, including player/manager John McGraw. Syndicate ownership was outlawed in name only after the debacle that was the 1899 Cleveland Spiders, but it basically continued in practice until Landis became the commissioner in 1920.

And of course, the unprecedented success of the Yankees after acquiring Ruth went a long way towards both the Giants and Dodgers eventually moving to California.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at May 04, 2016 12:36 AM (kumBu)

326 Nite morons
Be well

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 04, 2016 12:36 AM (voOPb)

327 322 Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at May 04, 2016 12:34 AM (P8951)


Codename-Snowflake does NOT want to return to Indiana as her mom most decidedly won't put up with her shit.

I feel horribly for the 12 year old whale queen....

kind of hard to feel horrible for her decade later self.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 04, 2016 12:36 AM (g8Hfr)

328 320 My wife is adopted. She has a very good relationship with her birth mother, and her birth father is just now trying to come back into her life. She's quite weirded out by it- he walked out on her before because his new wife demanded it, she feels like multiple other men qualify as her dad before he does and she's not sure he understands that fact, and he's just a blowhard in general.

I'm ambivalent, but I'm put off by the fact that we've never met and when I picked up the phone the other day, he said "love you guys" before hanging up. Pump the brakes bro- I couldn't tell you from Adam.

Also, my explanation above does not at all do justice to my wife's complete feelings.

Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at May 04, 2016 12:31 AM (hxUdS)



While I think a certain amount of information is desirable, any continuing relationship should absolutely be by mutual affirmative interest -- ties go to "no".

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 12:37 AM (EzgxV)

329 G'Night, jake, DonnaV&&& and Misanthropic!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 04, 2016 12:38 AM (OQ9R7)

330 Swedish men should stop jerking off in public places or having unprotected sex and start donating sperm to help single women have babies, argues Stockholm-based writer Matilda Karlsson.
"I don't understand why more men don't donate their sperm. In my experience men seem generally pretty free when it comes to releasing it. Having sex without a condom with a range of people after a night out seems to be no problem. Nor does masturbating at a bar...

I'd suggest she's hanging around the wrong kind of bars for starters, JMHO.

Posted by: Farmer at May 04, 2016 12:40 AM (PzqA/)

331 Donna, I can't remember where she went to school, but it wasn't Harvard. It was a clearly lesser MA school. Makes you wonder how much of a retard she had to be to not get into Harvard with that connection.

Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at May 04, 2016 12:40 AM (hxUdS)

332 It's possible that Cora Siegel would have been a pleasanter person had her father not died when she was a young age. No doubt he was leftist, but he sounds like a rather humble, nice guy. My father was gone by the time I was nine and like everyone else-I can get angry-but I've never behaved the way she did in public. I've yelled and said the f word in private (living with a teen on the spectrum sometimes brings that out. Sorry if I'm disappointing anyone). She's obviously a very unhappy person.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 04, 2016 12:40 AM (w4NZ8)

333 Posted by: mr_jack at May 04, 2016 12:35 AM (M59SC)




How wonderful!

Posted by: Vendette at May 04, 2016 12:41 AM (jOi+y)

334 Helicopter crash in Norway the main rotor separated from the fuselage, not the tail rotor. It flew off mid flight

Posted by: ThunderB at May 04, 2016 12:42 AM (zOTsN)

335 Yeah, cthulhu, the guy has told many lies about my wife's adoptive parents, such as them fighting to keep the adoption closed, when in reality they encouraged my wife to build those relationships. After all, that's how she's so tight with her birth mom.

So that's enough for my wife to really want to burn those ties.

Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at May 04, 2016 12:43 AM (hxUdS)

336 Nite morons
Be well


Don't tell me how to be, you well-normalization monster.

And don't you know that for some people it's still daytime and not night? Can you not see through your moonsky privilege and the pain you caused them?

I rate your comment three Unsafes.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at May 04, 2016 12:43 AM (KRwzj)

337 334 Posted by: ThunderB at May 04, 2016 12:42 AM (zOTsN)


Which is 90 plus % order of probability a PM issue *or* a midflight collision with a foreign body whether avian or weather related....

the main rotor *can* pop off b/c of pilot error in an engine failure but it is HARD to do if trained well....

we'll see I read NTSB safety reports to cure insomnia.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 04, 2016 12:44 AM (g8Hfr)

338 kbdabear - in celebration of our post-host's venture to the Land of the Squirming Tentacle, perhaps you could focus your efforts on females of such origin?

Posted by: JEM at May 04, 2016 12:45 AM (o+SC1)

339
Helicopter crash in Norway the main rotor separated from the fuselage, not the tail rotor. It flew off mid flight

Posted by: ThunderB at May 04, 2016 12:42 AM (zOTsN)


How does that happen?

Posted by: Vendette at May 04, 2016 12:45 AM (jOi+y)

340 Sorry if I'm disappointing anyone

You're human. Be more disappointing if you lied about not ever losing your temper.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 04, 2016 12:46 AM (T/cxb)

341 Good question. Poor maintenance? Design flaw? Prolly the former

Posted by: ThunderB at May 04, 2016 12:47 AM (zOTsN)

342 Helicopter crash in Norway the main rotor separated from the fuselage, not the tail rotor. It flew off mid flight
Posted by: ThunderB at May 04, 2016 12:42 AM (zOTsN)
How does that happen?
Posted by: Vendette at May 04, 2016 12:45 AM (jOi+y)


Mast bumping?
[which pretty much exhausts my knowledge of helicopter failure modes...]

Posted by: Maetenloch at May 04, 2016 12:47 AM (wqVD1)

343 Adopted daughter hates my guts couple hours a week during homework.

So far hasn't carried over to other times/situations, but there's a certain fear there.

Posted by: JEM at May 04, 2016 12:47 AM (o+SC1)

344 ThunderB, hmm re real vs adoptive parents.

I was found and contacted by my "birth mother" in 1990. I agreed to meet with her, it obviously meant a lot to her to do so, but I've never stopped thinking of my adoptive mom (who adopted me when I was just a few days old in 1966) as my REAL mom.

I also found out that for all of my developmental and behaviorial problems... I got off easy. Most of my "natural" family, including my mom, had some... issues.

Oh, and my "natural" dad was -- I kid you not -- a pizzeria owner and chef who threw my "natural" mom out of her life (she worked for him), as soon as he found out she was pregnant with me.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2016 12:48 AM (ntObR)

345 (He supposedly died of a massive heart attack in the 1970s.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2016 12:49 AM (ntObR)

346 No bird strike or collision. It was captured on cell phone from the shore line

Posted by: ThunderB at May 04, 2016 12:49 AM (zOTsN)

347 EC-225 Super Puma

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurocopter_EC225_Super_Puma

I am betting it will be poor mechanic work on the ground.

4 crashes out of 179 lifting bodies is not horrible but not great for a platform less than 2 decades old.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 04, 2016 12:49 AM (g8Hfr)

348 And having illiterate disgraceful buffoons like Obama and Kerry making any statement of any sort, anywhere, on any adult topic beyond their intellectual and moral comprehension is as great a humiliation of the US as has yet been recorded.
Posted by: rhomboid at May 04, 2016 12:11 AM

So you're saying they can't speak anything beyond Michelle's luncheon menu for the day?

IT'S FOR THE KIDS!

Posted by: Farmer at May 04, 2016 12:49 AM (PzqA/)

349 Here's the issue: Is there a market for hockey in Vegas?

On another subject, if you want to watch a CFL game, go the the Grey Cup and show up on the Wednesday prior to the game for the parties.

Posted by: Vendette at May 04, 2016 12:11 AM (jOi+y)


No.

Posted by: The Vegas Hat at May 04, 2016 12:49 AM (vBeA5)

350 344 ThunderB, hmm re real vs adoptive parents.

I was found and contacted by my "birth mother" in 1990. I agreed to meet with her, it obviously meant a lot to her to do so, but I've never stopped thinking of my adoptive mom (who adopted me when I was just a few days old in 1966) as my REAL mom.

I also found out that for all of my developmental and behaviorial problems... I got off easy. Most of my "natural" family, including my mom, had some... issues.

Oh, and my "natural" dad was -- I kid you not -- a pizzeria owner and chef who threw my "natural" mom out of her life (she worked for him), as soon as he found out she was pregnant with me.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2016 12:48 AM (ntObR)



Do you have a continuing relationship?

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 12:50 AM (EzgxV)

351 346 Posted by: ThunderB at May 04, 2016 12:49 AM (zOTsN)


Things don't happen in sixty seconds...

something was weakened or failed mechanically that doesn't happen in a youtube video usually.

We'll see.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 04, 2016 12:50 AM (g8Hfr)

352 345 (He supposedly died of a massive heart attack in the 1970s.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2016 12:49 AM (ntObR)



When he was how old, and have you shared this with your primary physician?

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 12:51 AM (EzgxV)

353 Hat, do you think NFL football could make it in Vegas like the Raiders are thinking of doing?

I think it could... as long as it's associated with one or several of the popular casinos.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2016 12:51 AM (ntObR)

354 Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 04, 2016 12:46 AM (T/cxb)

I will say that I have never pumped my arms and shouted"Fuck You" and "Shut up" at a public event, If i didn't want too hear a speaker I just didn't go or if I had to go and didn't like what was being said I just sat there and said nothing or rolled my eyes or may have objected civilly if there was time for questions I don't mind being "onstage" in an acting role (and I've played some obnoxious people) but I wouldn't want my 15 minutes of fame because I sounded like a demonic weirdo and now millions know about it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 04, 2016 12:51 AM (w4NZ8)

355 Posted by: Vendette at May 04, 2016 12:11 AM (jOi+y)



No.

Posted by: The Vegas Hat at May 04, 2016 12:49 AM (vBeA5)


No for hockey. Yes for Grey Cup.

Posted by: Vendette at May 04, 2016 12:51 AM (jOi+y)

356 cthulhu, yes I have shared it. I've had high blood pressure issues all my life and am currently on meds for it, as well as having always struggled with diets.

But at least I know. I don't want to go anywhere for a long, long time.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2016 12:51 AM (ntObR)

357 >> So you're saying they can't speak anything beyond
>> Michelle's luncheon menu for the day?

Eat the Mooch Lunch and LIKE IT or you're not getting into HARVARD, beotches!

Posted by: JEM at May 04, 2016 12:53 AM (o+SC1)

358 Just read that sidebar link of Segal's friend whining about libel. I like how she claims that Segal simply had an "unpopular opinion". I'm certain if I screamed f-bombs at Al Sharpton, nobody of that ilk would smile and accept it as a mere unpopular opinion.

Leftists are fucking pathetic little weasels. Every one of them.

Good night.

Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at May 04, 2016 12:53 AM (hxUdS)

359 I will say that I have never pumped my arms and
shouted"Fuck You" and "Shut up" at a public event, If i didn't want too
hear a speaker I just didn't go or if I had to go and didn't like what
was being said I just sat there and said nothing or rolled my eyes or
may have objected civilly if there was time for questions I don't mind
being "onstage" in an acting role (and I've played some obnoxious
people) but I wouldn't want my 15 minutes of fame because I sounded
like a demonic weirdo and now millions know about it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 04, 2016 12:51 AM (w4NZ


Plus this entire establishment would never recover from the shock if you did.

Posted by: Vendette at May 04, 2016 12:53 AM (jOi+y)

360 https://youtu.be/K4DWfnuigds

Here's the ~39 seconds of footage....

definitely does not look to be weather related....

when I say the weakening can take a while think of Super 67 in Blackhawk down....

it can take a bit for modern choppers to fail....but I think this will prove to be a PM issue.

Someone took shortcuts or saved money by longballing PM.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 04, 2016 12:54 AM (g8Hfr)

361 cthulhu, I have an ongoing relationship with one older half-sister, Evelyn, who's doing quite well. She lives in Arkansas (she's the family I want to see this summer) and has a great job at Nestle working on some of their frozen food lines, although she has to do a *lot* of traveling.

OTOH the traveling is a blessing, she finds herself in SoCal often and nowadays that's when I get to see her.

The rest of my half-brothers and sisters, I have an on-again/off-again relationship as I don't see them that often. They're nice people but as I mentioned... issues. And both my "natural" mother and grandmother passed away within the last 5 years.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2016 12:54 AM (ntObR)

362 356 cthulhu, yes I have shared it. I've had high blood pressure issues all my life and am currently on meds for it, as well as having always struggled with diets.

But at least I know. I don't want to go anywhere for a long, long time.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2016 12:51 AM (ntObR)



Though I have (controlled by medication) high-blood pressure concerns today.....when I was in college, my resting blood pressure was 95/60......more like "blood seep", really. It wasn't until I had a career in accounting that things changed.....

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 12:54 AM (EzgxV)

363 Night horde.

Have a blessed Wednesday.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 04, 2016 12:55 AM (hlMPp)

364 Oh, and I have *no idea* how old my father was when he passed. Unfortunately he's mostly a complete mystery to my "natural" family, he was even only barely in my birth mother's life for a short time in 1965-66.

Supposedly he had a pizzeria in Los Alamitos that closed down years and years ago.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2016 12:55 AM (ntObR)

365 https://youtu.be/KbjiBgNJeRw

Raw footage of Super Puma crash.

I dunno the guy never called mayday and didn't have the rotor feathered from what I see....

weird impact.


I am wondering if they lost control of the collective.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 04, 2016 12:56 AM (g8Hfr)

366 G'Night, Randy Weaver's Revenge.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 04, 2016 12:56 AM (OQ9R7)

367 qdpsteve, My grandmother passed away a couple years ago and she was really the last deep root I had here. My wife is from Ann Arbor MI and wanted to be closer to her family. Just not too close, they are fans of the the unannounced drop in. We are not.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at May 04, 2016 12:03 AM (KBjNt)

Careful which part of TN you land in then, 'cause if you go far enough east, they could leave AA before breakfast and be there around lunch.

Posted by: Blano at May 04, 2016 12:56 AM (3eoPa)

368 G'Night, RWC.

...and you, as well.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 04, 2016 12:57 AM (OQ9R7)

369 To make matters worse... my birth mother and birth half-sister have COMPLETELY different takes on who my birth father was, the circumstances of how my birth mother became pregnant.

I may have been the product of rape, but I'll never really know one way or the other.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2016 12:57 AM (ntObR)

370 A key congressional committee voted last week to require young women to register for potentially compulsory military service, but the gender-equalizing reform threatens to make felons out of women who refused to participate.


Embrace the horror.

Posted by: Ho Lo Bang at May 04, 2016 12:58 AM (e8kgV)

371 Posted by: Vendette at May 04, 2016 12:53 AM (jOi+y)

I guess that would be the downside in the digital age. ;^) There aren't even very many pictures on me on the internet as far as I know. I certainly don't post any pictures to Facebook. I'm glad I grew up before the digital age.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 04, 2016 12:59 AM (w4NZ8)

372 I'm going to call it a night.



Please, again, pray for FortMcMurray. And FenelonSpoke, thank you what you do for the Horde.

Posted by: Vendette at May 04, 2016 12:59 AM (jOi+y)

373 G'Night, Vendette.

...Prayers sent.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 04, 2016 01:00 AM (OQ9R7)

374 https://youtu.be/tFi3WHq3v9I

TMZ on the crash....

ah PM was delayed twice allegedly....

so yeah a combination of corporate assholery and luck lead to "oops."

A too common story.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 04, 2016 01:00 AM (g8Hfr)

375 361 cthulhu, I have an ongoing relationship with one older half-sister, Evelyn, who's doing quite well. She lives in Arkansas (she's the family I want to see this summer) and has a great job at Nestle working on some of their frozen food lines, although she has to do a *lot* of traveling.

OTOH the traveling is a blessing, she finds herself in SoCal often and nowadays that's when I get to see her.

The rest of my half-brothers and sisters, I have an on-again/off-again relationship as I don't see them that often. They're nice people but as I mentioned... issues. And both my "natural" mother and grandmother passed away within the last 5 years.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2016 12:54 AM (ntObR)



A half-brother or sister is normally one who shares one parent but not the other. I'm thinking that you're talking about your "genetic" brothers and sisters -- and certainly, there can be nothing more "natural" than a mother's love for her adopted son.....



I have, for instance, a half-uncle. My paternal grandfather, who went through five wives during his time on the planet, had my dad and uncle by one wife, and my half-uncle was born of a different wife.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 01:00 AM (EzgxV)

376 370 Posted by: Ho Lo Bang at May 04, 2016 12:58 AM (e8kgV)


initiated by a democrat....

of course they are using it to pressure women into trying to abolish the draft altogether...which is a GOOD thing....

I don't want my descendants used to be the cannon fodder when the butcher's bill of SJW ascension comes due.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 04, 2016 01:02 AM (g8Hfr)

377 Dunno. Manufacturer pointing at the operator. Operator pointing at the manifacturer. Investigation will tell.

Posted by: ThunderB at May 04, 2016 01:02 AM (zOTsN)

378 Trigglypuff
https://youtu.be/Y69tkCbeC5o
She is the "Captain America" of the SJW crowd.
Posted by: sven10077 at May 04, 2016 12:14 AM

Oh, I had to ask. Yep, saw a brief clip of her earlier. Is this Cora Segal?

She looks like a great future Dem presidential candidate. Is she too young to run w/ Cory Booker in 2024 as VP? Your future awaits you...

Posted by: Farmer at May 04, 2016 01:02 AM (PzqA/)

379 cthulhu, that's just it. :-) My "natural" mom was separated from and ended up cheating on her husband of the time, and here I am.

According to my birth mother, from what I recall, she put me up for adoption because she reconciled with her husband... who said "I don't want that bastard in my house."

There was a lot of strange stuff going on. Another interesting tidbit: when I met my birth mom in 1990, she promptly announced to both me and my actual mom that she could have changed her mind about placing me with an adoptive family *well after* I was already adopted. My adoptive (and REAL) mom, OTOH, swears the LA County agency swore to her, the adoption was final very soon after they took me home for the first time.

That enraged my real mom so much when she heard it, she had to leave the room.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2016 01:04 AM (ntObR)

380 Careful which part of TN you land in then, 'cause if you go far enough east, they could leave AA before breakfast and be there around lunch.
Posted by: Blano at May 04, 2016 12:56 AM (3eoPa)


We will be in Clarksville and it's a good 8 hours away. Probably 10-12 the way SIL drives.

Posted by: Beer Ninja at May 04, 2016 01:04 AM (KBjNt)

381 Let's see, I have practical knowledge of and experience with:

Handloading ammo.
Making beer, including growing my own hops.
Hunting, killing, gutting, butchering and cooking wild game.
Fishing.
Making cheese.
Auto mechanics.
Gardening.
Making sausage, jerky and smoked meat.
Basic wilderness survival skills.
Once wandered around Washington DC in the '90s alone, after dark and unharmed.
Telecommunications.

Any other recommended skills I need to obtain for the burnening?

Posted by: Hollowpoint at May 04, 2016 01:04 AM (KRwzj)

382 Company under financial distress. So yeah.

Posted by: ThunderB at May 04, 2016 01:04 AM (zOTsN)

383 Eh. I was a sperm donor.

....seems to have paid off for everyone involved. And I DO mean PAID!

Posted by: Webb Hubbell at May 04, 2016 01:07 AM (lRwmz)

384 377 Posted by: ThunderB at May 04, 2016 01:02 AM (zOTsN)


Unless the gear is factory original I'd lay money it is the operator....

while 4 crashes are 4 too many for the platform it is not a high enough incidence to say "yes yes design flaw" at first glance....

time will tell, but I am reminded of Continental Express Flight 2574...

https://youtu.be/BAvlYvS7o54

"Sorry I left those screws out of the tail's leading edge....."

Posted by: sven10077 at May 04, 2016 01:07 AM (g8Hfr)

385 One for the #NeverTrumpers
http://youtu.be/ifhcWeXIOZs

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 04, 2016 01:07 AM (R+30W)

386 Qdpsteve my BIL had a similar story. She claims she was tricked into giving him up. First by the adoption agency. Then by baby daddy. I think it's hard to admit you gave up your child

Posted by: ThunderB at May 04, 2016 01:08 AM (zOTsN)

387 378 Posted by: Farmer at May 04, 2016 01:02 AM (PzqA/)


Yup...ladies and gents YOUR future Senator and President....assuming she makes it another decade.

Posted by: sven10077 at May 04, 2016 01:08 AM (g8Hfr)

388 ThunderB, oh yeah. My half-sister Evelyn says my natural mom was traumatized for a long time about having to give me up, wondering if I was really better off.

Thank God I was.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2016 01:09 AM (ntObR)

389 Please pray for the people of Fort McMurray, Alberta and surrounding communities. There is an out of control forest fire accompanied by high winds and dry weather that has forced a mandatory evacuation of all 80,000 of Fort Mac's residents and others in surrounding areas. To make things worse, there is one major highway in and out of town and it's closed. People are trapped, and the industrial camp sites are taking as many as they can. Their workers cannot go to their homes to retrieve anything.

If the name sounds familiar, Fort Mac is the home base for the oilsands.

Posted by: Vendette at May 03, 2016 11:18 PM (jOi+y)


How can they have a forest fire, if they killed all the trees to make way for raping Mother Gaia of her tar sands?

Posted by: puzzled greentard at May 04, 2016 01:10 AM (dkNy/)

390
Any other recommended skills I need to obtain for the burnening?
--

You will do well during the collapse Hollowpoint.

Personally, I'm good at "scavenging," so I won't go hungry....

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at May 04, 2016 01:10 AM (AHDxb)

391 Make sure you go to a nice onsen, Maet; I'd never forgive myself if I went to Japan and failed to do that while I was there.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler... Ask not for whom The Donald Trumps. at May 04, 2016 01:11 AM (0OG8D)

392 370:A key congressional committee voted last week to require young women to register for potentially compulsory military service, but the gender-equalizing reform threatens to make felons out of women who refused to participate.


Next on Science Channel. When Narratives Collide!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 04, 2016 01:11 AM (R1sPO)

393 My mom went wigged the fuck out and thought Obama and her were destined together and my dad was preventing that.

So when I say that I'm gobsmacked that my dad is still married to her for 50 years, it's because my mom, though a wonderful lady when sober, is a total psychopathic bitch on wheels the sometimes loses touch with reality.

When I was little qdp, I would pray that I was adopted.

No such luck.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 04, 2016 01:14 AM (rlfds)

394 SMFH, LOL.

I'm glad I was adopted. My adoptive mom is my REAL mom as far as I'm concerned, now and forever.

And on that note... gonna say goodnight. Thanks for the great chat.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2016 01:16 AM (ntObR)

395 She's the fat ass SJW who made an ass out of herself last week at UMass. There were a couple of threads & sidebars about her on Ace
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 04, 2016 12:17 AM

J saw her for the first time, said she needs to start walking dogs, that would start to take care of the flab on her arms, they pull.

Unfortunately it wouldn't help w/ the flab in her mind. Wonder who's paying for her "education" at UMass. Mass taxpayers because she's "disabled", well physically and mentally?

Posted by: Farmer at May 04, 2016 01:16 AM (PzqA/)

396 I donated some sperm onto Monica's dress & didn't get so much as a thank you!

Posted by: Bill Clinton at May 04, 2016 01:16 AM (lRwmz)

397 370 A key congressional committee voted last week to require young women to register for potentially compulsory military service, but the gender-equalizing reform threatens to make felons out of women who refused to participate.


Embrace the horror.


Posted by: Ho Lo Bang at May 04, 2016 12:58 AM (e8kgV)


I expect this to be the end of 3rd Wave Feminism. Once all of the downsides of equality start making themselves known, they're not going to want it anymore. Equal rights = equal responsibilities.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at May 04, 2016 01:17 AM (J+mig)

398 I'll have you know not a drop of my prescious seed goes to waste.

Posted by: Jim Bob Duggar at May 04, 2016 01:18 AM (lRwmz)

399 It's a $1M policy, not a $1M premium. It might not be as expensive as you think.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 03, 2016 11:33 PM (EzgxV)


Yeah, that might cost a hundred bucks or so. I have two million PLPD on three vehicles, and it costs me a little over a grand a year.


NPS just doesn't want to be on the hook if your camera van backs over a Japanese tourist. I'll bet the rates are quite reasonable. And, yes, you would probably need (or should have, in any case) liability insurance wherever you shoot a movie.

Posted by: puzzled greentard at May 04, 2016 01:18 AM (35BaE)

400 *squirt*

Posted by: Anthony Weiner at May 04, 2016 01:19 AM (lRwmz)

401 Any other recommended skills I need to obtain for the burnening?
Posted by: Hollowpoint


Studied reticence in posting things that will attract the notice of others?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 04, 2016 01:20 AM (OcD4G)

402 When I was little qdp, I would pray that I was adopted.



No such luck.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 04, 2016 01:14 AM (rlfds)


They say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, but from my observations? Sometimes the apple rolls into the river and ends up miles away. Grandpa was a safe cracker, and my dad was one of the most honest, upright people I've ever met. Who your parents are isn't destiny.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at May 04, 2016 01:23 AM (J+mig)

403 379 cthulhu, that's just it. :-) My "natural" mom was separated from and ended up cheating on her husband of the time, and here I am.

According to my birth mother, from what I recall, she put me up for adoption because she reconciled with her husband... who said "I don't want that bastard in my house."

There was a lot of strange stuff going on. Another interesting tidbit: when I met my birth mom in 1990, she promptly announced to both me and my actual mom that she could have changed her mind about placing me with an adoptive family *well after* I was already adopted. My adoptive (and REAL) mom, OTOH, swears the LA County agency swore to her, the adoption was final very soon after they took me home for the first time.

That enraged my real mom so much when she heard it, she had to leave the room.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2016 01:04 AM (ntObR)



I think I'm still confused. You're using "real mom" and "adoptive mom" interchangeably -- which makes total sense. She'd also be just "mom" -- she raised you, sent you off to school, kissed your boo-boos, stayed up late when you missed curfew -- mom stuff. I would expect your "natural mom" to be the same person.



You've also got your "genetic mom" who seems interchangeable with "birth mom" -- and that makes total sense. But when you talk about your "natural mom" being estranged from her husband, are you talking about your "real mom", "genetic mom", or someone else?

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 01:24 AM (EzgxV)

404 90-100/50-60ish is common for children and teenagers. Rising blood pressure with age is a sign of damage being done, really.

I'd have to ramble for paragraphs to explain all the details, but I had blood pressure problems. It got out of control and I had to drive myself to the ER in the middle of the night with it hitting 200/100.

Again, bunch of details, but the dosage of the drugs got to be too high and my BP got way too low, which I discovered when I nearly passed out after getting up off the couch.

At any rate, I've found that I'm actually fine with a BP as low as 95/55ish. Now, if it gets lower than that by an significant amount, I'll be light headed and feel awful.

With this stupid RA I have, with both knees shot and other joints not so hot, I don't do much activity. However, sometimes something breaks down and I have to get my butt in gear and do some real work, something pre-RA damage, I did every day.

I will pay for it, a flare will result, but sometimes something has to be done.

I've found that when I "blow out my system", you know work, getting the blood flowing, my blood pressure will drop for 2 days. I don't even need to take. Again, long story and details, but I'm taking 3 things for BP. Well, a beta blocker for other reasons, and then 2 solely for BP. It's just the way it evolved.

Basically after a "blow out", the beta blocker is all I need for those two days, if that. If I take the regular dose, the BP will drop below that 95/55 minimum.

Now, after 2 days and a return to inactivity, it will rise again.

So, what does that tell you?

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 04, 2016 01:24 AM (DW+jj)

405 397:Equal rights = equal responsibilities.


I'm pretty sure thats some kind of hatemath. H8r!

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 04, 2016 01:25 AM (R1sPO)

406 Personally, I'm good at "scavenging," so I won't go hungry...

I have a friend who is something of a minor prepper- enough firearms and ammo to invade Delaware (NTTAWWT), preserved food and water supplies... and a deuce and a half. I gave him a ride to go pick it up and drive it home at 45 mph. On the Interstate.

He told me a story of discussing prepper, uh, preparations with an urban co-worker. Said co-worker one-upped him, boasting about having a stocked fallout shelter. Stocked with food and water.

My friend responded along the line of "I don't need to build one. I have guns. I'll just come get yours."

It was apparently an uncomfortable moment.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at May 04, 2016 01:25 AM (KRwzj)

407 fyi
Mary Cloggenstein is way hotter than Cora Segal
just sayin'
Posted by: jake at May 04, 2016 12:23 AM

Are you sure they aren't one and the same? They make as much sense.

Posted by: Farmer at May 04, 2016 01:26 AM (PzqA/)

408 Actually, on second thought, men, you are ALL RAPISTS!! Therefore, I eagerly await my scheduled rape by our new Islamic Masters! Hah!

Posted by: Matilda Karlsson at May 04, 2016 01:27 AM (AkIVs)

409 I am wondering if they lost control of the collective.

Isn't that what crashed the USSR?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 04, 2016 01:27 AM (T/cxb)

410 My friend responded along the line of "I don't need to build one. I have guns. I'll just come get yours."


Ah, a fan of TWD and FTWD.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 04, 2016 01:28 AM (R1sPO)

411 Studied reticence in posting things that will attract the notice of others?

You're asking me to post my dick???

Posted by: Hollowpoint at May 04, 2016 01:28 AM (KRwzj)

412 Me turning into my mom is pretty low on my give-a-shit-o-meter.

We've made our peace, and swap pics of the grandbabies.

She's still trying to get used to the idea that she's a great-grandmother, which, I admit, can more than empathize with.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 04, 2016 01:29 AM (rlfds)

413 You're asking me to post my dick???

This should help: http://preview.tinyurl.com/hvb68lv

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 04, 2016 01:30 AM (T/cxb)

414 412 Me turning into my mom is pretty low on my give-a-shit-o-meter.

We've made our peace, and swap pics of the grandbabies.

She's still trying to get used to the idea that she's a great-grandmother, which, I admit, can more than empathize with.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 04, 2016 01:29 AM (rlfds)




It's kind of a mental stretch to think of you as a grandmother....

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 01:31 AM (EzgxV)

415 Ah, a fan of TWD and FTWD.

Heh, I think the conversation was before TWD, though not the Deuce. A topic of which I quickly learned not to discuss with his wife, who was tolerant but not exactly supportive of the idea.

By which I mean she punched me hard in the shoulder for bringing it up.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at May 04, 2016 01:33 AM (KRwzj)

416 lol cooth.

When I first found it, it was a major mindfuck.

Now, I can't imagine anything more fun.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 04, 2016 01:34 AM (rlfds)

417 Hat, do you think NFL football could make it in Vegas like the Raiders are thinking of doing?

I think it could... as long as it's associated with one or several of the popular casinos.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2016 12:51 AM (ntObR)


Vegas is too transient. No way anything other than a minor league team could survive.

Posted by: The Vegas Hat at May 04, 2016 01:35 AM (vBeA5)

418 Out. Found out.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 04, 2016 01:35 AM (rlfds)

419 Las Vegas Raiders.

Ugh.

That said, Raiders brand is known worldwide.

Raider Nation would have no problem supporting them in Vegas.

San Antonio, OTOH, not as certain of that.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 04, 2016 01:37 AM (rlfds)

420 Nite all

Posted by: Sven10077 at May 04, 2016 01:37 AM (g8Hfr)

421 Hi, Gramma!

G'Night, Sven.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 04, 2016 01:38 AM (OQ9R7)

422 And 4?
Posted by: Farmer at May 03, 2016 11:11 PM (PzqA/)

Blano
ONT 4/12/16
First 17.
About the only highlight of my year so far.
Hola all.
Posted by: Blano at May 04, 2016 12:28 AM

Damn, raining on my parade. j/k

I take firsts as a lighthearted joke. 17 must be a record. But if that's the highlight of your year you need to get out more. j/k

Maybe go to a Trump rally, I hear they're pretty exciting if you get a bunch of intolerant leftists fighting for shutting down free speech. Good times.

Posted by: Farmer at May 04, 2016 01:38 AM (PzqA/)

423 I've been reading this blog for quite a while.

2008: Calls for "Burn it down, scatter the ashes" & prayers to SMOD to end our suffering were common during the McCain campaign.

2012: Generally the same as 2008, except that Romney was now the candidate.

Jump ahead to 2016: Still hearing the same thing now that Trump is the 'presumptive nominee'.

Would just like to note: Trump WILL burn it down & scatter the ashes. Trump IS SMOD.

Yea, not my choice either but it is what it is.

Want to change the world?? Get off the f&*king computer and get out there with real people; change won't happen with 'we the people' sitting in the comfort of our homes commenting on a blog.

My take (and yes, this is just an old man ruminating): The Donald is winning in the polls & TFG is getting nervous, thinking all his hard work (HA) will be for naught and orders TPTB to indict the criminal in the pantsuit. Slow Joe & Cherokee Liz are drafted to take the nomination {not legal, I'm sure, but hey, TFG says it is - he IS a constitutional scholar don't ya know - and the wimpy GOPe won't dare complain}. And our system of government finally comes to an end.

I don't like that, nope, not even a little. With over 350 million people in this country THESE are the choices we get?? Something is rotten in Denmark (or...the USA, in this case).

Posted by: Lacy Pipe Wigs at May 04, 2016 01:38 AM (Dyl6H)

424 Just because I like being called Gammy from my grandbabies doesn't mean you too Slap.

'Sup.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 04, 2016 01:40 AM (rlfds)

425 Then, again, when I first moved to Northern California (mid-'80s), I was talking to my apartment's postal carrier, who had just become a grandmother.......at the age of 32.



So, a story from her.....she was out delivering in a single-family homes part of San Jose and, y'know, chatting with people as she walked the neighborhood, when one of the people she was talking to -- a guy about 45 -- freaked out, yelled "wait! wait! wait!" and ran inside his house. He came out a couple of minutes later with a photograph in his hand.



When she was in her middle-teens, she'd hang out in Haight-Ashbury with a sign that said, "Have your picture taken with a real-live Hippie!!! $2"



This guy had not only paid the $2, and taken the picture -- it was almost 20 years later and he still had it and recognized her.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 01:41 AM (EzgxV)

426 She's still trying to get used to the idea that she's a great-grandmother, which, I admit, can more than empathize with.

I can only imagine the unfathomably deep well of empathy she must possess, continuing through life knowing the that some of her progeny became Raiders fans.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at May 04, 2016 01:43 AM (KRwzj)

427 Anybody know what the current status is of Ace's declared voting intention in November?

Last I read was the legendary "I'll vote for Hillary before I vote for Trump post," from a while back, but I don't read all the daytime posts, so I don't know if that was ever altered or retracted in a subsequent post.

And in the comments of the last five hours, now that Cruz is definitively out of the race, and thus there is no more any need to bash Trump as part of a pro-Cruz strategy, has Ace indicated an updated intent?

I guess the short version of my question is: Now that it's a two person race, Trump v Hillary, is AoS now a pro-Hillary site, a pro-Trump site, or a "none of the above" site?

I'll keep hanging around either way, but I have to confess it will feel weird spending the next six months as a commenter on an actively pro-HIllary site. I foresee so so many arguments. It's still just about the best blog on the Web, even with everybody at each other's throats, but bumpy rides can leave one bruised.

Posted by: zombie at May 04, 2016 01:43 AM (jBuUi)

428

10 minutes or so until Cinco de Quatro!

Posted by: garrett at May 04, 2016 01:45 AM (vhmHt)

429 427 Anybody know what the current status is of Ace's declared voting intention in November?

Last I read was the legendary "I'll vote for Hillary before I vote for Trump post," from a while back, but I don't read all the daytime posts, so I don't know if that was ever altered or retracted in a subsequent post.

And in the comments of the last five hours, now that Cruz is definitively out of the race, and thus there is no more any need to bash Trump as part of a pro-Cruz strategy, has Ace indicated an updated intent?

I guess the short version of my question is: Now that it's a two person race, Trump v Hillary, is AoS now a pro-Hillary site, a pro-Trump site, or a "none of the above" site?

I'll keep hanging around either way, but I have to confess it will feel weird spending the next six months as a commenter on an actively pro-HIllary site. I foresee so so many arguments. It's still just about the best blog on the Web, even with everybody at each other's throats, but bumpy rides can leave one bruised.

Posted by: zombie at May 04, 2016 01:43 AM (jBuUi)



It wouldn't be so bumpy if some folks wouldn't poke angry bears with sticks. Let the DANDA process flow for a while.....

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 01:46 AM (EzgxV)

430 "Vegas is too transient. No way anything other than a minor league team could survive."
-Posted by: The Vegas Hat at May 04, 2016 01:35 AM (vBeA5)

The 51's, (a Hat-Tip to Area 51), has had very good attendance for quite awhile, now.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 04, 2016 01:47 AM (OQ9R7)

431 How does that happen?

Posted by: Vendette at May 04, 2016 12:45 AM (jOi+y)


According to helicopter pilots of my acquaintance, transmission failure accounts for loss of rotor. Or failing to properly secure the Jesus nut.

Posted by: puzzled greentard at May 04, 2016 01:47 AM (35BaE)

432 *grins at Hollowpoint*

Considering that the man she married was a Raiders fan, who also served honorably as a river rat in 'Nam twice, I'm sure she had an inkling.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 04, 2016 01:47 AM (rlfds)

433 Trump 2016!

Gnash, Gnash! Wail, Wail!

And now, ladies & germs........SMOD!

Safe Spaces, to your left; please watch your heads as you enter the chamber.....

#AllBathroomsMatter

#CouldveHadTeaPartyNowYouWillPay

Democrats/GOPe Delenda Est!

Posted by: The Midnight Chalkening at May 04, 2016 01:48 AM (9YKBM)

434 Gonna have to do better than that, Hollowpoint.

At least I'm not a...








Trump voter.

So there's that

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 04, 2016 01:49 AM (rlfds)

435 I guess the short version of my question is: Now that it's a two person race, Trump v Hillary, is AoS now a pro-Hillary site, a pro-Trump site, or a "none of the above" site?

I'll keep hanging around either way, but I have to confess it will feel weird spending the next six months as a commenter on an actively pro-HIllary site. I foresee so so many arguments. It's still just about the best blog on the Web, even with everybody at each other's throats, but bumpy rides can leave one bruised.

Posted by: zombie at May 04, 2016 01:43 AM (jBuUi)


Living in Nevada, I actually have the choice of voting for "None of these candidates" for statewide races, which I've exercised for years now in many cases.

Posted by: The Vegas Hat at May 04, 2016 01:50 AM (vBeA5)

436 My PBS station is showing a Janis Joplin documentary.

Ten times out of ten when they show Boomer Bait it's a fundraising scheme and they have pitches for donations every four minutes. They're actually showing it continuously.

I don't know what to think.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 04, 2016 01:50 AM (1xUj/)

437 I'm gonna be at the range come election day.

That has not changed.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 04, 2016 01:51 AM (rlfds)

438 428

10 minutes or so until Cinco de Quatro!

Posted by: garrett at May 04, 2016 01:45 AM (vhmHt)



Reminds me of a guy in Paris who discovered an unwanted litter of kittens, wrapped 'em in a bag, and set off for the Seine. His neighbor, hearing about this, figured he knew enough people to take them and hurried off to intercept the guy and his sack.



He returned with a tale of woe -- he had arrived at the riverbank just as the cargo was in-flight....and, after the splash, "Un, deux, trois -- cats sank."

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 01:52 AM (EzgxV)

439 My BIL is adopted. Found biological parents. Mother crazy as a loon. Father alcoholic who drank himself to death. Best not to romanticize

But was he better or worse off for knowing the truth?
I'm a big fan of uncomfortable truths being preferable to the unknown.
Posted by: Hollowpoint at May 04, 2016 12:26 AM

Having done family research since I was 15 I've always been a history geek. It all depends on the adoptee and their parents, run across all kinds of circumstances, to each their own.

Love the parents that raised you, but most don't have a problem finding the biological. There are real health reasons to do so but you must be prepared to be disappointed.

Often there are great reunions, sometimes not. Everyone has to make the choice that is right for them.

I'm w/ Hollowpoints' sentiments above, but that's just me. The truth will set you free.

Posted by: Farmer at May 04, 2016 01:52 AM (PzqA/)

440 Dammit, I hate to agree with Hollowpointyhead, but yeah, tell the kid the truth.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 04, 2016 01:53 AM (rlfds)

441 It's kind of a mental stretch to think of you as a grandmother....

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 01:31 AM (EzgxV)

Based on what I've seen, she defines the term GILF.

And on that happy note, I bid you all a good night.

Oh, and spend the rest of the year arming yourself to the teeth.

Take care all.

Posted by: Blano at May 04, 2016 01:53 AM (3eoPa)

442 436 My PBS station is showing a Janis Joplin documentary.

Ten times out of ten when they show Boomer Bait it's a fundraising scheme and they have pitches for donations every four minutes. They're actually showing it continuously.

I don't know what to think.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 04, 2016 01:50 AM (1xUj/)



Boomers are aging out of prime donor demo?

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 01:53 AM (EzgxV)

443 I will NOT put my mark on a Trump Presidency.

I will vote and make my down-ticket preferences calculable for the tally-whackers whose job it is to separate beans into their correct pots.*

*Apologies to Cooth.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 04, 2016 01:54 AM (OQ9R7)

444 G'night everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 04, 2016 01:54 AM (T/cxb)

445 G'Night, Blano.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 04, 2016 01:55 AM (OQ9R7)

446 G'Night, Blanco.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 04, 2016 01:55 AM (OQ9R7)

447 427: my guess, it will be a "none of the above" site.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 04, 2016 01:56 AM (R1sPO)

448 I'll keep hanging around either way, but I have to confess it will feel weird spending the next six months as a commenter on an actively pro-HIllary site. I foresee so so many arguments. It's still just about the best blog on the Web, even with everybody at each other's throats, but bumpy rides can leave one bruised.

I've been commenting here a pretty long time (about 10 years IIRC) and I seriously doubt Ace will make this a pro-Hillary site.

More plausibly he'll end up anti-Hillary and more or less neutral about her main opponent (see what I did there, Maetenloch?), posting about both his positives and negatives.

If in the unlikely event that the race becomes competitive and her opponent undergoes a major personality transformation, all bets are off.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at May 04, 2016 01:56 AM (KRwzj)

449 >>>And in the comments of the last five hours, now that Cruz is definitively out of the race, and thus there is no more any need to bash Trump as part of a pro-Cruz strategy, has Ace indicated an updated intent?

Posted by: zombie at May 04, 2016 01:43 AM (jBuUi)

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Posted by: The Smiley-Face Blog Announcer at May 04, 2016 01:57 AM (9YKBM)

450 443 I will NOT put my mark on a Trump Presidency.

I will vote and make my down-ticket preferences calculable for the tally-whackers whose job it is to separate beans into their correct pots.*

*Apologies to Cooth.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 04, 2016 01:54 AM (OQ9R7)




I will watch facts and circumstances closely along the way. I'm not interested in contributing to Trumps ego.....but do not consider a Hillary presidency acceptable at all. I would rather VileRat be President, but seeing as the evil witch made that impossible, I'll whatever I can do to keep more Americans from being sacrificed in such a pointless, careless, weak, and craven manner.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 01:59 AM (EzgxV)

451 So there's that

I'm so confused right now.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at May 04, 2016 02:01 AM (KRwzj)

452 451 So there's that

I'm so confused right now.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at May 04, 2016 02:01 AM (KRwzj)



I'm wondering about voting for Bernie.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 02:02 AM (EzgxV)

453 I'm ambivalent, but I'm put off by the fact that we've never met and when I picked up the phone the other day, he said "love you guys" before hanging up. Pump the brakes bro- I couldn't tell you from Adam.
Also, my explanation above does not at all do justice to my wife's complete feelings.
Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at May 04, 2016 12:31 AM

GL to you guys in a difficult navigation of "family". Hope "Dad" is a decent guy today, time will tell.

Posted by: Farmer at May 04, 2016 02:02 AM (PzqA/)

454 In a few years you'll be able to see Cora Segal on late-night cable TV selling a product specially designed for people like her:

"Now, you kin WARSH YERSEF wif a SOAPY RAG ON A STICK!!

Posted by: Noam Sayen at May 04, 2016 02:03 AM (bIhmV)

455 454 In a few years you'll be able to see Cora Segal on late-night cable TV selling a product specially designed for people like her:

"Now, you kin WARSH YERSEF wif a SOAPY RAG ON A STICK!!
Posted by: Noam Sayen at May 04, 2016 02:03 AM (bIhmV)

---

Oh thank God I cut the cable cord years ago.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 04, 2016 02:07 AM (rlfds)

456 CNN is doing something interesting right now.

They're running a chyron labelling (microaggression) guests as "Clinton Supporter" or "Trump Supporter".

That's noteworthy. Historically they simply label someone as something like a "political analyst" without mentioning that they were previously (or currently) a Clinton staffer.

Such blatant transparency is refreshing, if a bit shocking given their history.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at May 04, 2016 02:08 AM (KRwzj)

457 Cora Segal's daddy was a Harvard prof, so you know how oppressed she was, growing up in the 'hood...
Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at May 04, 2016 12:34 AM

WHAT? What the everloving fuck?

OK, some PAC needs to run an ad and say...this is what our govt is supporting in our leading higher ed institutions. WTF?

Posted by: Farmer at May 04, 2016 02:09 AM (PzqA/)

458

I'm wondering about voting for Bernie.


I'll vote for Bernie in the CA Primary, and Trump in November.

I think it is for the best that Cruz dropped-out; if the polls really are correct, then he would lose in November, and I see no point in this. I think he can run in 2020 /2024, undamaged by 2016.

I think Trump can defeat Hillary!, based on a link from a few days ago: Hillary! may have had more votes in the primaries, but H + Bernie

Unfortunately, I'm not certain that Trump WILL win against Hillary! ... but I think that Kasich, even if he could win, would be as bad as Hillary.

Conclusion: It's time to decide to vote for Trump, as the alternative is clearly very much worse.

Posted by: Arbalest at May 04, 2016 02:11 AM (FlRtG)

459 I'm wondering about voting for Bernie.

As an Operation Chaos sort of thing in the primary? Knock yourself out.

In the general election? Absurd. He's less vulgar but no less unintelligent and informed than the presumptive Republican nominee.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at May 04, 2016 02:13 AM (KRwzj)

460 *uninformed*

Posted by: Hollowpoint at May 04, 2016 02:14 AM (KRwzj)

461 457 Cora Segal's daddy was a Harvard prof, so you know how oppressed she was, growing up in the 'hood...
Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at May 04, 2016 12:34 AM

WHAT? What the everloving fuck?

OK, some PAC needs to run an ad and say...this is what our govt is supporting in our leading higher ed institutions. WTF?

Posted by: Farmer at May 04, 2016 02:09 AM (PzqA/)




Federal government money in education is poison, plain and simple. There is no level (of education) at which it is ok, no volume (of dollars) that is ok, no mechanism that makes it right. It's not in the enumerated powers, and it is highly corrosive to a free society.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 02:14 AM (EzgxV)

462
454 Noam Sayen

"Now, you kin WARSH YERSEF wif a SOAPY RAG ON A STICK!!"

.... WAIT!!! DON'T TOUCH THAT DIAL REMOTE!!!

For the low, low additional price of just $19.95 +S&H you can also take a SELFIE at the same time ...

Posted by: Arbalest at May 04, 2016 02:15 AM (FlRtG)

463 I know.

Everybody do whatever they want.

I will.

Posted by: Meremortal at May 04, 2016 02:15 AM (3myMJ)

Posted by: Arbalest at May 04, 2016 02:16 AM (FlRtG)

465 Japan is awesome, Maet. Have a great trip. Hope your flying Business Class!

Posted by: sinalco at May 04, 2016 02:16 AM (yODqO)

466 459 I'm wondering about voting for Bernie.

As an Operation Chaos sort of thing in the primary? Knock yourself out.

In the general election? Absurd. He's less vulgar but no less unintelligent and informed than the presumptive Republican nominee.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at May 04, 2016 02:13 AM (KRwzj)



Only for the primary, since California just stuffed us into this "Dem against Dem" general election bullshit, I think it's only right.



Speaking of which, it looks like we're doing the Ro Khanna v. the corpse thing again this year.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 02:17 AM (EzgxV)

Posted by: Arbalest at May 04, 2016 02:17 AM (FlRtG)

468 There.

Posted by: Arbalest at May 04, 2016 02:17 AM (FlRtG)

469 Uh, oh.....looks like the barrel hungers. Hope it's not me.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 02:17 AM (EzgxV)

470 Looks like Arbalest winz the intertubez!!!! (at least those that drain to the barrel)

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 02:18 AM (EzgxV)

471
Ro is sending out volunteers to knock on doors. He's making a severe attempt.

Perhaps Honda will run a series of ads asking just what, exactly, Ro has accomplished in the last 2 years.

Maybe 2016 will finish Ro forever.

Posted by: Arbalest at May 04, 2016 02:19 AM (FlRtG)

472 I'm mostly a daywalker. We don't even speak of the ONT barrel.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 04, 2016 02:20 AM (1xUj/)

473 Donald Trump was the punchline of many jokes during my teen years (80s). There's a reason for that.

He's the PT Barnum of this age.

They make great entertainers.

They do not make great presidents--or even mediocre ones.

I am not voting in an election where the two choices are between dumb and dumber, with a fuckton of malice thrown in.

No, I will continue to prepare myself and those closest to me for whatever eventuality: Hillary, Sanders, or Trump.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 04, 2016 02:22 AM (rlfds)

474 Comment to Arbalest -- way things are shakin', looks like I'm doing godfatherly stuff at Maker Faire rather than making the next geezer meeting. Regretfully, my efforts in cloning myself to be able to attend both are not on timeline.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 02:22 AM (EzgxV)

475 Good night, folks. By which I mean not goodbye but hello. We say "Good day," without meaning goodbye, right? Well, hello, then, for a minute or three.

Now that there will no longer be any discussion of faith, or the Constitution, or traditional American values, in this election year, by any of the remaining candidates, I can relax, ignore the news, and just ride it out... until 2020.

(Checks list:
toilet paper ✓
rice ✓
beans ✓
salt ✓
dried meats ✓
ammo... whoops, darned canoes...)

Posted by: mindful webworker - ennui express at May 04, 2016 02:23 AM (vDbXI)

476 WTF is it with CNN anchors who have British accents commenting about American politics?

Go back to talking about Kate Middletons's dress you limey twats.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at May 04, 2016 02:23 AM (KRwzj)

477 472 I'm mostly a daywalker. We don't even speak of the ONT barrel.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 04, 2016 02:20 AM (1xUj/)



That's like not speaking of an active volcano in your vicinity.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 02:24 AM (EzgxV)

478

... godfatherly stuff ...


Ahhh, quality family time. It'll do you good. I'll watch for loot, as usual.

I almost bought a shaper this weekend, near Oakland. Only 1 problem: it weighed 8300lb. I had to pass, as it would've cracked my carport slab.

Posted by: Arbalest at May 04, 2016 02:26 AM (FlRtG)

479 I originally voted for Perot. Fiscal, fiscal, fiscal.

I was reluctant to vote for 43, but Gore/Clinton. *meh*

I NEVER wanted to vote for McCain. I knew better by then, but I knew what Obama was/is.

Then they gave us Romney. *headdesk*

Now? Now that we have an actual fiscal, conservative constitutionalist?

This is a bad road. It is time to abandon the car and start walking.

I walk with God and if you find Glenn Beck to be a loon, we're just not going to get along very well.

I'll say that if it weren't for Pat and Stu on that show, I'd have stopped listening long-ago. His crying phase was for the birds.

I have a "take-it-and-leave-it" posture with Mr. Beck, as well as any pastor or preacher I have ever met.

This country must survive. All tenets and level, foundational granite that is the Constitution and the free-market system based upon Judeo-Christian beliefs should be held as holy.

The giant suck-hole we find ourselves in is full of Elitist, Top-Down, Power-Holding, Washington Protectocrats looking to hang-on to their status through rules, rulings, regulations, fees, fines, and taxes.

This isn't "Capitalism". It is Crapitalism. Businesses, Banks and Investment ans Insurance Companies currying favor to keep people from their filthy lucre.

We have strayed far from free markets and the Tenth Amendment.

We are in uncharted waters.

...and I have never heard our current nominee mention anything having to do with the Constitution of These Great United States of America.

...even once.

*spits*

Crapitalist, Protectionist, Fealty-Pretending Ass-Wipe that he is.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 04, 2016 02:26 AM (OQ9R7)

480 I fully intend to vote for Ted Cruz. I will write him in. I cannot in good conscience vote for any of the three offerings, and frankly, if any one of them becomes president ( and I don't see how it won't happen) I fully intend to ignore everything about the Lower 48 for the span of at least four years, perhaps longer. If it gets truly awful, I will simply go off grid and kiss those motherfuckers goodbye.

Not that it makes the slightest bit of difference to anyone but me and my family, but there it is.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 04, 2016 02:27 AM (+YMhA)

481 "I know that the Clinton campaign thinks this campaign is over. They're wrong," Sanders said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press from New Albany, Indiana. "Maybe it's over for the insiders and the party establishment but the voters today in Indiana had a different idea."

Posted by: undocumented CIA Lives Matter at May 04, 2016 02:27 AM (e8kgV)

482 -Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 04, 2016 02:22 AM (rlfds)

We remember his folly with the USFL, now don't we?

BARGE, BARGE, BARGE! SO sad. Not Presidential. Bad things.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 04, 2016 02:29 AM (OQ9R7)

483 481 "I know that the Clinton campaign thinks this campaign is over. They're wrong," Sanders said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press from New Albany, Indiana. "Maybe it's over for the insiders and the party establishment but the voters today in Indiana had a different idea."
Posted by: undocumented CIA Lives Matter at May 04, 2016 02:27 AM (e8kgV)

That's just the mongrels fighting over the last of the rib bones.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 04, 2016 02:29 AM (+YMhA)

484 "I fully intend to ignore everything about the Lower 48 for the span of at least four years, perhaps longer. If it gets truly awful, I will simply go off grid and kiss those motherfuckers goodbye.

Not that it makes the slightest bit of difference to anyone but me and my family, but there it is.
"
-Posted by: tcn in AK at May 04, 2016 02:27 AM (+YMhA)

*Standing Ovation*

...of one. But, for what that's worth.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 04, 2016 02:30 AM (OQ9R7)

485 Oh, and I have *no idea* how old my father was when he passed. Unfortunately he's mostly a complete mystery to my "natural" family, he was even only barely in my birth mother's life for a short time in 1965-66.
Supposedly he had a pizzeria in Los Alamitos that closed down years and years ago.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2016 12:55 AM

If you are interested in looking a bit back further to his parents, and their health histories I could help give you a start. Really looking back several generations helps on health issues. Well and any other curiosity about them.

My email is below, I don't claim to be an expert, but I've been doing this for over 40 yrs and have learned something. I can help you start and you can usually connect to Ancestry.com thru a local library if you want to continue.

T

T

Posted by: Farmer at May 04, 2016 02:33 AM (PzqA/)

486 Wow. The Labour candidate for mayor of London, Khan, that lefties call so great, went on Press TV a few years ago and called moderate muslims uncle toms.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 04, 2016 02:33 AM (iQIUe)

487 I'm going to try mightily to unsee Maet's pic at the top of this thread.

But I have my doubts.

Posted by: dissent555 at May 04, 2016 02:35 AM (GdgAM)

488 yeah, the "brought to you by" pic.

On the bright side, I don't have to spend any more time on politics for the rest of the year.

Posted by: dissent555 at May 04, 2016 02:38 AM (GdgAM)

489 Ooof. I didn't intend that comment to be so incendiary, but so it was.

Apologies to those who find it disrespectful of your adopted parents and your relationship with them. That was not intended.


I have a niece and nephew who were adopted when infants ... As they got a little older, both went through a period where they would cry in the middle of the night and needed my sister to comfort them for an hour or two. No real reason, but the older one would say she just felt sad.

Her natural kids didn't have that issue. I think it was because both adopted kids felt a pain of separation from their birth mom, even though they had a new loving home with two parents to take care of them. They were dearly loved by their adopted parents, but there were still emotional wounds from the separation and adoption.


Perhaps I'm guessing too much and overgeneralizing. But I do know that the parent-kid relationship is a very special and important bond, and parents are not hotswappable components.

Posted by: HopefulMonster Bravely supporting kittens at May 04, 2016 02:39 AM (1D4Ef)

490 To make matters worse... my birth mother and birth half-sister have COMPLETELY different takes on who my birth father was, the circumstances of how my birth mother became pregnant.
I may have been the product of rape, but I'll never really know one way or the other.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2016 12:57 AM

Well there MAY be a way to find that out today, DNA testing.

Maybe Mom and half-sister will cooperate, but even if they won't, cousins could make the truth known, if you are interested.

Posted by: Farmer at May 04, 2016 02:40 AM (PzqA/)

491
ISIS sells a 24 y/o for $16 and a 9 year old for $30 bucks.

https://goo.gl/i7E1Wg

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 04, 2016 02:40 AM (iQIUe)

492 From post 479:

"Now? Now that we have HAD an actual fiscal, conservative constitutionalist?"

...fixed because confusing.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 04, 2016 02:42 AM (OQ9R7)

493 'Morning, horde.

Maet, you take care of yourself over there. We need you here.

Posted by: creeper at May 04, 2016 02:44 AM (ghfOx)

494 478

... godfatherly stuff ...


Ahhh, quality family time. It'll do you good. I'll watch for loot, as usual.

I almost bought a shaper this weekend, near Oakland. Only 1 problem: it weighed 8300lb. I had to pass, as it would've cracked my carport slab.

Posted by: Arbalest at May 04, 2016 02:26 AM (FlRtG)



#1 godson was at Cal Maritime some months back.....now he isn't. I expect a good dose of godfatherness is in order.....and, perhaps, some introduction to the World of Real.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 02:44 AM (EzgxV)

495 My words are no longer there because beer.

...and confusion.

...but mostly beer.

I'm-a call it a night. G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 04, 2016 02:44 AM (OQ9R7)

496 Perhaps I'm guessing too much and overgeneralizing. But I do know that the parent-kid relationship is a very special and important bond, and parents are not hotswappable components.
Posted by: HopefulMonster Bravely supporting kittens at May 04, 2016 02:39 AM (1D4Ef)

Be very careful about generalizations like this.

My son is adopted, from Guatemala, so he looks nothing like either of us.

Except that he does.

When I ask him what color I am, he says I am momma colored. Daddy is, of course, daddy colored. And my Punkin' is, naturally, punkin colored.

There is always sadness in loss, but we are the only parents he has ever known, and he is good with that so far. He is quite aware that he has another birth mom, and that he can't know who his birth dad was, and at some point when he is grown, he may seek her out, but he also knows full well that she loved him so much she wanted a good life for him, and that works.

Some kids feel it in different ways, but it does not lessen the bonds between the kids and their parents. I do not use the term adoptive parent, because there is no such thing. I am his mom, and he is my kid, and that's all there is to that.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 04, 2016 02:44 AM (+YMhA)

497 496 Perhaps I'm guessing too much and overgeneralizing. But I do know that the parent-kid relationship is a very special and important bond, and parents are not hotswappable components.
Posted by: HopefulMonster Bravely supporting kittens at May 04, 2016 02:39 AM (1D4Ef)

Be very careful about generalizations like this.

My son is adopted, from Guatemala, so he looks nothing like either of us.

Except that he does.

When I ask him what color I am, he says I am momma colored. Daddy is, of course, daddy colored. And my Punkin' is, naturally, punkin colored.

There is always sadness in loss, but we are the only parents he has ever known, and he is good with that so far. He is quite aware that he has another birth mom, and that he can't know who his birth dad was, and at some point when he is grown, he may seek her out, but he also knows full well that she loved him so much she wanted a good life for him, and that works.

Some kids feel it in different ways, but it does not lessen the bonds between the kids and their parents. I do not use the term adoptive parent, because there is no such thing. I am his mom, and he is my kid, and that's all there is to that.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 04, 2016 02:44 AM (+YMhA)



As noted above, I expect "mom" to be the person who raised someone. "Birth mom" or "genetic mom" is the person who created someone.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 02:51 AM (EzgxV)

498 Gnite, slapweasel - and instead of static, could you just put on some soothing overnight muzak instead? So I don't have to get up and change the channel.

!

I didn't trace back all the way upthread. Did the discussion of parenting and adoption etc. arise from the waste-of-sperm part of the post, or, no relation?

I've always been rather careful about where my little guys ended up. Well, not as careful as I should have been, but AFAIK, despite my randy yout', my three offspring with Milady are the only ones who are mine. I take daddying seriously, and can't imagine being a contributor to outside-of-my-pair-bond-marriage procreation.

Posted by: mindful webworker - ennui express at May 04, 2016 02:53 AM (vDbXI)

499 I donated some sperm onto Monica's dress & didn't get so much as a thank you!
Posted by: Bill Clinton at May 04, 2016 01:16 AM (lRwmz)

Hellz yeah you did. An impeachment, passed by the Rep House, but failed conviction by a corrupt Dem Senate.

Big TY in that Reps can't impeach a Dem now.

Wait! Obama's really the first black pres, no way we can impeach this one!

Posted by: Farmer at May 04, 2016 02:53 AM (PzqA/)

500 Loved the beatdown of NDT, Maet. Let's have more of that.

Posted by: creeper at May 04, 2016 02:56 AM (ghfOx)

501 496 Perhaps I'm guessing too much and overgeneralizing. But I do know that the parent-kid relationship is a very special and important bond, and parents are not hotswappable components.
Posted by: HopefulMonster Bravely supporting kittens at May 04, 2016 02:39 AM (1D4Ef)

Be very careful about generalizations like this.

My son is adopted, from Guatemala, so he looks nothing like either of us.

Except that he does.

When I ask him what color I am, he says I am momma colored. Daddy is, of course, daddy colored. And my Punkin' is, naturally, punkin colored.

There is always sadness in loss, but we are the only parents he has ever known, and he is good with that so far. He is quite aware that he has another birth mom, and that he can't know who his birth dad was, and at some point when he is grown, he may seek her out, but he also knows full well that she loved him so much she wanted a good life for him, and that works.

Some kids feel it in different ways, but it does not lessen the bonds between the kids and their parents. I do not use the term adoptive parent, because there is no such thing. I am his mom, and he is my kid, and that's all there is to that.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 04, 2016 02:44 AM (+YMhA)



I should also note that the observant kid might become aware of.....differences.....in my own case, there are certain covered portions where I am "3-day-old drowned corpse"-colored. In other places, I am "weatherbeaten siding-brown" colored. If I do something stupid, I can easily become "lobster-red" colored. Coloration ain't all that helpful.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 02:56 AM (EzgxV)

502 IN regards to nothing in particular but ICYMI

You've Gotta Love Millennials - Micah Tyler
https://youtu.be/hLpE1Pa8vvI

Posted by: mindful webworker -obladi oblada oboyoh at May 04, 2016 02:57 AM (vDbXI)

503 Grandpa was a safe cracker, and my dad was one of the most honest, upright people I've ever met. Who your parents are isn't destiny.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at May 04, 2016 01:23 AM

Truer words never said.

But I'd like to hear the stories about Grandpa some day.

Thanks for this ONT Maet, I know you're off to Japan, have a great trip.

Just an idea, an ONT about stories your grandparents told you. Keep America alive!

Posted by: Farmer at May 04, 2016 03:00 AM (PzqA/)

504 Gotta go before I can't find my way to bed.

Night, y'all.

Here's in honor of Kneel deGausse Tyson bit above:

Science is built with facts as a house is with stones, but a collection of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house.
--Jules Henri Poincaré

Posted by: mindful webworker clocking out at May 04, 2016 03:04 AM (vDbXI)

505 Coloration ain't all that helpful.
Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 02:56 AM (EzgxV)

My point exactly, coothie.

Posted by: tcn in AK at May 04, 2016 03:05 AM (+YMhA)

506 Now, after 2 days and a return to inactivity, it will rise again.
So, what does that tell you?
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 04, 2016 01:24 AM

Modern medicine has made great strides...and still don't know diddlely fvuk.

Posted by: Farmer at May 04, 2016 03:06 AM (PzqA/)

507 >>>Now? Now that we have an actual fiscal, conservative constitutionalist?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 04, 2016 02:26 AM (OQ9R7)

Hilarious! You honestly believed we weren't going to fix the rules, dump the wacko-bird Tea Party guy and sub our own choice at the Convention, huh? LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!

Brother, have we got a "severely conservative" POTUS candidate for YOU! Now, just send us your money, okay?

Posted by: RNC/GOPe at May 04, 2016 03:09 AM (9YKBM)

508 Posted by: Farmer at May 04, 2016 03:00 AM (PzqA/)


Ain't really much to share. My dad and him didn't see eye to eye, as opposite as they were, and I'm sure the fact that he spent a lot of my father's childhood in prison didn't exactly help make them any closer. He died when I was about 5, and I don't really have any memories of him.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at May 04, 2016 03:15 AM (J+mig)

509 Cheers to all ye compassionate adopters, and hugs for all ye adoptees.

Time to crash.

Posted by: HopefulMonster Bravely supporting kittens at May 04, 2016 03:19 AM (1D4Ef)

510 Coloration ain't all that helpful.
Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 02:56 AM (EzgxV)


I dunno.

If you're purple, that's probably a sign you need medical attention ...

Posted by: Adriane is Easily Confused ... at May 04, 2016 03:19 AM (AoK0a)

511 She's still trying to get used to the idea that she's a great-grandmother, which, I admit, can more than empathize with.
Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 04, 2016 01:29 AM (rlfds)

It's kind of a mental stretch to think of you as a grandmother....
Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 01:31 AM

SMFH doesn't sound like my Grandma. LOL

What's weird is that now I'm a grt grt uncle. This just pisses me off. Not because of the generational thing , but that something wasn't done to better stop this for a few yrs.

I'd better shut up and go to bed.

Posted by: Farmer at May 04, 2016 03:22 AM (PzqA/)

512 510 Coloration ain't all that helpful.
Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 02:56 AM (EzgxV)

I dunno.

If you're purple, that's probably a sign you need medical attention ...

Posted by: Adriane is Easily Confused ... at May 04, 2016 03:19 AM (AoK0a)




Yeah, purple is right out. Green, OTOH.....

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 03:23 AM (EzgxV)

513 I just heard Michael Steele just agree that Trump is anti-black, anti-women, anti-immigrant, etc. The Stupid Party is getting more stupid. I feel sorry for any conservatives that are members. Your Party has left you.

Posted by: Hadoop at May 04, 2016 03:26 AM (2X7pN)

514 511 She's still trying to get used to the idea that she's a great-grandmother, which, I admit, can more than empathize with.
Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at May 04, 2016 01:29 AM (rlfds)

It's kind of a mental stretch to think of you as a grandmother....
Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 01:31 AM

SMFH doesn't sound like my Grandma. LOL

What's weird is that now I'm a grt grt uncle. This just pisses me off. Not because of the generational thing , but that something wasn't done to better stop this for a few yrs.

I'd better shut up and go to bed.

Posted by: Farmer at May 04, 2016 03:22 AM (PzqA/)



Having seen recent pics and talked to her on the phone.....SMFH looks like she could sing in a nightclub, and her everyday conversation sounds sultry. OTOH, when speaking with authority, her voice commands authority. In other words, she's an 'ette. And her grandbabies are so cute you might need insulin to survive seeing pix.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 03:34 AM (EzgxV)

515 Posted by: zombie at May 04, 2016 01:43 AM

Sat around tonight w/ the in-laws on vaca. Nobody likes Trump. Wife and her Mom express disgust for Trump.

End result of the night, everyone HATES Hillary. No one likes Trump.

I keep quiet. FIL says not voting is voting for Hillary. Results...by Nov. 4 in that room will vote for Trump over Hildabeast. The women seem less likely but I know they hate criminal Hildabeast over the nutjob Trump.

Posted by: Farmer at May 04, 2016 03:36 AM (PzqA/)

516 Ah well, some Ted Cruz mood music I posted last night:

http://politicalhat.com/?p=11651

Posted by: The Fallen Hat at May 04, 2016 03:42 AM (vBeA5)

517 Yeah, purple is right out. Green, OTOH.....

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 03:23 AM (EzgxV)
But it's not easy being green.

Posted by: Kermit the Frog at May 04, 2016 03:42 AM (ghfOx)

518 To all Citizen Commenters:
A revised Statement of Intent for this Blog will be released at the appropriate time, and can be retrieved for individual dissemination from your Block-Commissar for a small remuneration. All requests for such will be noted by the Web Master Central Team.
Thank you for your attention, and please disperse in an orderly fashion.......
Posted by: The Smiley-Face Blog Announcer at May 04, 2016 01:57 AM

FY

Posted by: Citizen Winston

Posted by: Farmer at May 04, 2016 03:46 AM (PzqA/)

519 Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at May 04, 2016 12:31 AM (hxUdS)

Have some experience with the adoption/birth parents thing. Personal and everybody's experience different. That said, my opinion is that the birth parents have little to no right to come looking for the child. They or he, she made the decision to have the child adopted out in hopes for a better life that could be provided at that time. For them or he or she, that's the end of the line. Any reaching out is the arena of the child.

For the child, it is more understandable. The child, if they want, should have the right to ask for a meet. But the decision to reconnect is the birth parents alone and should be respected. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Tough stuff. 2cents.

Posted by: gracepc at May 04, 2016 03:52 AM (OU4q6)

520 I've got to be semi-functional in about 6 hours, so I'd better git.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 03:52 AM (EzgxV)

521 520
I've got to be semi-functional in about 6 hours, so I'd better git.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 03:52 AM (EzgxV)

===oh, sure. I just got here.

Posted by: jc at May 04, 2016 03:53 AM (iRJ+A)

522
519 Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at May 04, 2016 12:31 AM (hxUdS)

Have some experience with the adoption/birth parents thing. Personal and everybody's experience different. That said, my opinion is that the birth parents have little to no right to come looking for the child. They or he, she made the decision to have the child adopted out in hopes for a better life that could be provided at that time. For them or he or she, that's the end of the line. Any reaching out is the arena of the child.

For the child, it is more understandable. The child, if they want, should have the right to ask for a meet. But the decision to reconnect is the birth parents alone and should be respected. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Tough stuff. 2cents.

Posted by: gracepc at May 04, 2016 03:52 AM (OU4q6)



I think the birth parents should have limited ability to ping. They should not be entirely shut out by law or custom, but they shouldn't be able to escalate -- and certainly not track or stalk.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 03:55 AM (EzgxV)

523 damn ... you know, the thought of blowing up railroad bridges in the middle of the night never bothered me when I was in my 20's and 30's. But now? When I'm old? What's worse than being beyond mandatory retirement when the revolution comes.....

Posted by: Vertov at May 04, 2016 03:55 AM (RTOcO)

524 It's the dawn of a brand new day here at the HQ.

Posted by: creeper at May 04, 2016 03:56 AM (ghfOx)

525 I'm mostly a daywalker. We don't even speak of the ONT barrel.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 04, 2016 02:20 AM

Hah, I've seen you nightwalking many times.

This is weird for me cause we're 2 hrs off being in AZ. I really need to stop following the fun and go to bed so I can go to geriatric appts tomorrow.

That's a vaca? Glad to help out the in-laws, but really? The wife could go and I could do anything else, IMO.

But I will go.

Posted by: Farmer at May 04, 2016 03:56 AM (PzqA/)

526 521 520
I've got to be semi-functional in about 6 hours, so I'd better git.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 03:52 AM (EzgxV)

===oh, sure. I just got here.

Posted by: jc at May 04, 2016 03:53 AM (iRJ+A)



For you, I'll stay a few. How's the handrail doing? Did you get it down to six dimensions? Have Moose und Squirrel visited you lately? How are you doing?

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 03:57 AM (EzgxV)

527
For you, I'll stay a few. How's the handrail
doing? Did you get it down to six dimensions? Have Moose und Squirrel
visited you lately? How are you doing?

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 03:57 AM (EzgxV)

===handrail is good. I think it is dry enough to mill to size. Very stable while drying out. I am pleased.
I am well. Would like to have a conversation with you at some point if you are willing.

Posted by: jc at May 04, 2016 03:59 AM (iRJ+A)

528 527
For you, I'll stay a few. How's the handrail
doing? Did you get it down to six dimensions? Have Moose und Squirrel
visited you lately? How are you doing?

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 03:57 AM (EzgxV)

===handrail is good. I think it is dry enough to mill to size. Very stable while drying out. I am pleased.
I am well. Would like to have a conversation with you at some point if you are willing.

Posted by: jc at May 04, 2016 03:59 AM (iRJ+A)



Sirrah, the spirit is willing -- but, alas, at this moment the flesh is weak. Would this be an "on-the-blog" or "backchannel" conversation?

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 04:01 AM (EzgxV)

529 Posted by: gracepc at May 04, 2016 03:52 AM (OU4q6)

So you have no sympathy with a birth parent who simply wants to know the child grew up healthy and happy?

I've been on the wrong end of that situation. Somewhere in this world there may be a child of mine but I have no idea if she's dead or alive. Adoption records are sealed tighter than a drum. If you're the parent of a child adopted in Iowa you don't have much worry about a birth parent showing up and disrupting your happy family.

But worse than my know knowing if she is alive is her having absolutely no clue about her own medical history. Tell me how this makes any sense at all.

Posted by: creeper at May 04, 2016 04:02 AM (ghfOx)

530 Sirrah, the spirit is willing -- but, alas, at this
moment the flesh is weak. Would this be an "on-the-blog" or
"backchannel" conversation?

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 04:01 AM (EzgxV)

===off blog at some future date hopefully not terribly far into the future.

Posted by: jc at May 04, 2016 04:03 AM (iRJ+A)

531 {sigh} "know knowing" = NOT knowing

Posted by: creeper at May 04, 2016 04:03 AM (ghfOx)

532 529 Posted by: gracepc at May 04, 2016 03:52 AM (OU4q6)

So you have no sympathy with a birth parent who simply wants to know the child grew up healthy and happy?

I've been on the wrong end of that situation. Somewhere in this world there may be a child of mine but I have no idea if she's dead or alive. Adoption records are sealed tighter than a drum. If you're the parent of a child adopted in Iowa you don't have much worry about a birth parent showing up and disrupting your happy family.

But worse than my know knowing if she is alive is her having absolutely no clue about her own medical history. Tell me how this makes any sense at all.

Posted by: creeper at May 04, 2016 04:02 AM (ghfOx)



There's reason enough on both sides to inquire -- but also reason enough to avoid. There should be some ability to "ping", but the truth table should be "no" unless both parties affirmatively consent.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 04:05 AM (EzgxV)

533 Holy damn.

Getting up early today to go pick up dad from a sleep study. Gotta get him by 5:30AM and it's an hour away.

Good crap.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 04, 2016 04:07 AM (cuzU6)

534 530 Sirrah, the spirit is willing -- but, alas, at this
moment the flesh is weak. Would this be an "on-the-blog" or
"backchannel" conversation?

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 04:01 AM (EzgxV)

===off blog at some future date hopefully not terribly far into the future.

Posted by: jc at May 04, 2016 04:03 AM (iRJ+A)



Do you have my current contact info (after June, 2015 [Ira])? Do you have backchannel to someone that does? There are ways of establishing a handshake, but it's best to start out with easy.




Is there a deadline, or just a general belief in promptness?

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 04:10 AM (EzgxV)

535 Ain't really much to share. My dad and him didn't see eye to eye, as opposite as they were, and I'm sure the fact that he spent a lot of my father's childhood in prison didn't exactly help make them any closer. He died when I was about 5, and I don't really have any memories of him.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at May 04, 2016 03:15 AM

Glad your Dad was so much better a father than his. The world is a better place for that. We have your wisdom to enjoy, I know I do.

Be well all, they're gonna make me get up earlier than I want to on vacation...

T

Posted by: Farmer at May 04, 2016 04:10 AM (PzqA/)

536
I think the birth parents should have limited
ability to ping. They should not be entirely shut out by law or custom,
but they shouldn't be able to escalate -- and certainly not track or
stalk.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 03:55 AM (EzgxV)

Hmmm, why do you think they should have that limited access? To what end?

Posted by: gracepc at May 04, 2016 04:11 AM (OU4q6)

537


Do you have my current contact info (after June, 2015 [Ira])? Do you
have backchannel to someone that does? There are ways of establishing a
handshake, but it's best to start out with easy.









Is there a deadline, or just a general belief in promptness?

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 04:10 AM (EzgxV)

No deadline. The last thing I had for you was an old 'mericuh online thang.

Posted by: jc at May 04, 2016 04:13 AM (iRJ+A)

538 536
I think the birth parents should have limited
ability to ping. They should not be entirely shut out by law or custom,
but they shouldn't be able to escalate -- and certainly not track or
stalk.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 03:55 AM (EzgxV)

Hmmm, why do you think they should have that limited access? To what end?

Posted by: gracepc at May 04, 2016 04:11 AM (OU4q6)



They should be able to establish a beacon for the children to hone in on. They should never be allowed to force themselves on the children. Which is why I said "limited ability to ping."

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 04:16 AM (EzgxV)

539 Fairly interesting stuff on deep-night Fox News. Exit's showed that Indiana voters thought Cruz ran the "most dishonest" campaign in large part due to his delegate wrangling in Colorado and elsewhere.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 04, 2016 04:16 AM (cuzU6)

540
537


Do you have my current contact info (after June, 2015 [Ira])? Do you
have backchannel to someone that does? There are ways of establishing a
handshake, but it's best to start out with easy.









Is there a deadline, or just a general belief in promptness?

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 04:10 AM (EzgxV)

No deadline. The last thing I had for you was an old 'mericuh online thang.

Posted by: jc at May 04, 2016 04:13 AM (iRJ+A)



Yeah, that's problematic.....and, unfortunately, I'm fading. If we have mutual friends, it shouldn't be that difficult to re-establish a fresh link.



Not tonight.



So good to hear from you. Would rather see a pic of the interdimensional handrail instead of talking. Wish you all the best. *thunk*

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 04:22 AM (EzgxV)

541 is this thing on?

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 04, 2016 04:27 AM (WhYLb)

542 BTW, be prapared for a deluge of Star Wars memes and references Wednesday...

Posted by: Long Ago, with a Hat far, far away... at May 04, 2016 04:27 AM (vBeA5)

543 They should be able to establish a beacon for the
children to hone in on. They should never be allowed to force themselves
on the children. Which is why I said "limited ability to ping."

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 04:16 AM (EzgxV)

I wouldn't agree if what you are saying necessitates a one on one to initiate. But if you are talking about some neutral "registry", all information confidential, type place where either the child or the parents could choose to list as available for contact by "registry" personnel if either party reaches out, then yes. But registration for contact is voluntary and both the child and the parent has the right to say no and request that they and their whereabouts remain unknown.One more thing -- anonymous medical information should be available-- in terms of family history.




Posted by: gracepc at May 04, 2016 04:28 AM (OU4q6)

544 They should be able to establish a beacon for the
children to hone in on. They should never be allowed to force themselves
on the children. Which is why I said "limited ability to ping."

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 04:16 AM (EzgxV)

cooth, I was allowed to place a letter in her file giving permission for her to contact me. That's as far as it goes. Not sure why gracepc is so worried. Suspect there is much more to this story.

Posted by: creeper at May 04, 2016 04:29 AM (ghfOx)

545 "be prapared for a deluge of Star Wars memes and references Wednesday..."


I'm gonna watch that sumbitch as soon as it's available on DTV. Is that today?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 04, 2016 04:30 AM (cuzU6)

546 Far Away Hat ...

I posted this a few nights ago, so apologies if it is a repeat ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVLZv6zB5RA

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at May 04, 2016 04:32 AM (AoK0a)

547 Been reading comments from last night's threads.
I'm sadder I think than after Barak's last election.
Would like to say its a good morning but I don't think it is.
Hope you all are having a better one.

Posted by: Skip at May 04, 2016 04:33 AM (PFZvJ)

548 "Would like to say its a good morning but I don't think it is. "


I think it'll be fine, Skip. Lot's of emotion last night. It'll work itself out. It has to.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 04, 2016 04:35 AM (cuzU6)

549 I think it'll be fine, Skip. Lot's of emotion last night. It'll work itself out. It has to.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 04, 2016 04:35 AM (cuzU6)

Idunno about "fine", RK. That feels a little like patting Skip on the head. I'll settle for "okay".

Posted by: creeper at May 04, 2016 04:37 AM (ghfOx)

550 Would like to say its a good morning but I don't think it is.

When people ask me why I always greet them with "It could be worse..." I point out that it is always true.

Posted by: Adriane the Greeting But not on Cardstock Critic ... at May 04, 2016 04:38 AM (AoK0a)

551 "I'll settle for "okay"."


Maybe "okay" is the better euphemism.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 04, 2016 04:40 AM (cuzU6)

552 And besides ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9poCAuYT-s

Posted by: Adriane the Greeting But not on Cardstock Critic ... at May 04, 2016 04:40 AM (AoK0a)

553

Posted by: creeper at May 04, 2016 04:29 AM (ghfOx)

Sorry to disappoint. No drama. Just experience with the situation. Yes, there should be an avenue for contact as you did. But everything should be voluntary and the right to say no should be respected. That's it.

The three of us agree, it seems to me.

But I know people who absolutely do no want to be contacted and people who are open to it. I know where birth kids or parents have made contact and then it all falls apart after the first blooms and then others where it is a success.

So, for me, it is important that the contact be anonymous through neutral party until assent is given and then whatever happens happens.

Posted by: gracepc at May 04, 2016 04:41 AM (OU4q6)

554 "When people ask me why I always greet them with "It could be worse..." I point out that it is always true."



*snort*



Yep. Things can always be worse.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 04, 2016 04:41 AM (cuzU6)

555 When people ask me why I always greet them with "It could be worse..." I point out that it is always true.
---
optimism is its own punishment

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 04, 2016 04:41 AM (WhYLb)

556 Oy.

one more logic puzzle, then laundry, dishes, & checkbook. No vacuuming.

jc - if you're still here, glad to hear you're OK!

Posted by: Adriane the Greeting But not on Cardstock Critic ... at May 04, 2016 04:42 AM (AoK0a)

557 Didn't yesterday but have had spaghetti western music playing in my brain. Maybe a listening to Ectacy of Gold from the end of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly would be perfect.

Posted by: Skip at May 04, 2016 04:42 AM (PFZvJ)

558 So, for me, it is important that the contact be
anonymous through neutral party until assent is given and then whatever
happens happens.


Posted by: gracepc at May 04, 2016 04:41 AM (OU4q6)

Would that there were some avenue for that to happen here.And yes, we do agree.

Posted by: creeper at May 04, 2016 04:43 AM (ghfOx)

559 Vangelis, Bladerunner Esper Edition ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwhZ11lcOJQ

Zora is being shot as I type ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at May 04, 2016 04:44 AM (AoK0a)

560 Far Away Hat ...

I posted this a few nights ago, so apologies if it is a repeat ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVLZv6zB5RA
Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at May 04, 2016 04:32 AM (AoK0a)


Still think their best original song was "Edward, the Mad Shirt Grinder"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHbA7D60XkI

Posted by: Hat Messenger Service at May 04, 2016 04:45 AM (vBeA5)

561 "optimism is its own punishment"


You probably live longer being an optimist. Now, purely personal opinion you see. I'm no rocket technician.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 04, 2016 04:47 AM (cuzU6)

562 Posted by: Farmer at May 04, 2016 04:10 AM (PzqA/)


Thanks. Enjoy the vacation.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at May 04, 2016 04:47 AM (J+mig)

563 Hat Messenger Service at May 04, 2016 04:45 AM (vBeA5)

Thanks! I'll give a listen tomorrow. Need to do chores tonight ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at May 04, 2016 04:48 AM (AoK0a)

564
Posted by: creeper at May 04, 2016 04:02 AM (ghfOx)

My apologies. I did not see this post. I have been where you are, so I totally get it. For me, my thinking was that once the decision was made -- to allow her the opportunity for a life better than I could provide at that time -- then it would be self serving and selfish of me to reach out. But I always maintained that it was her right to do so and no matter what was going on in mine at the time, I would agree.

So, yes , years and years of that OMG, imagining terrible situations. Every year, day in and day out. And to be honest, I think it is much harder in the end for the fathers. Don't know why. Maybe because you don't get that 9 months of contact. In a way, that can make it worse for the women, but in a way not.

I do know that it is an emotional drain that can last a lifetime. So, it is best to put it in a safe place. It is tough stuff. And the not knowing, is always worse than knowing. In my opinion. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.


Posted by: gracepc at May 04, 2016 04:51 AM (OU4q6)

565 And I will keep you in my thoughts also, grace.

Yes, it is the not knowing that is the worst...the unshakeable compulsion to look just once more on that person's face and to know they turned out okay.

Posted by: creeper at May 04, 2016 04:55 AM (ghfOx)

566 Posted by: creeper at May 04, 2016 04:55 AM (ghfOx)

For me, all I could do was believe that I did the right thing given the time. And that I would always say yes if the situation presented itself. And it did and it was bumpy -- not bad, not good, just bumpy and done. So, it doesn't end with a meet. There are lifetimes that have been lived during the time that has passed.

Make a home for it within yourself that what you did was best -- not right, not wrong, just best and with the best of intentions -- at the moment. And that you will be available. And the rest is best left to higher or divine power you might believe in, if you are so inclined , for comfort and rest and love.

Good night .

Posted by: gracepc at May 04, 2016 05:07 AM (OU4q6)

567 Posted by: gracepc at May 04, 2016 05:07 AM (OU4q6)\

I've had fifty years to come to terms with it. It will always hurt. C'est la vie.

Posted by: creeper at May 04, 2016 05:14 AM (ghfOx)

568 Posted by: creeper at May 04, 2016 04:55 AM (ghfOx)

One more thing. I almost forgot. I wrote a letter also. She received it and kept it and has it to this day.

So, you did right by yours with that letter. So, put that your special place. It's a gift.

Posted by: gracepc at May 04, 2016 05:16 AM (OU4q6)

569 Thanks. Enjoy the vacation.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at May 04, 2016 04:47 AM

Oh, I so wish I could. Dealing w/ the issues w/ her folks won't let me sleep, and it's too late for another beer.

I'll just get some more water, take a pain pill and try to get some sleep. Be well, Cato.

Posted by: Farmer at May 04, 2016 05:17 AM (PzqA/)

570 Good Morning Everyone and I mean that. Making some good. What Life is about. You can do it in the early Morning as well during the Daylight.

So I am told.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois The Wake will not be a good one at May 04, 2016 05:44 AM (WVsWD)

571 Remember, this man is still running for President...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKgf5PaBzyg

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 04, 2016 05:53 AM (vBeA5)

572 Good Morning Everyone and I mean that. Making some good. What Life is about. You can do it in the early Morning as well during the Daylight.
So I am told.
Posted by: Tim in Illinois The Wake will not be a good one at May 04, 2016 05:44 AM

Good lord Tim, you are always up erl. I need to get some more sleep, time change et al has me up now.

Et al means back pain and worrying about my in-laws we are visiting. I'm going back to bed to try and sleep, beep me if anything important happens.

Posted by: Farmer at May 04, 2016 05:54 AM (PzqA/)

573 {que chimes} Good Morning Morons and Moronettes its 6 am and time for VNN


Today is Wednesday, May 04, 2016. On this day in 1836 the Ancient Order of Hibernians was formed in NYC. This is a Catholic organization dedicated to conservative principles of the Catholic Church and was initially intended to protect Catholic churches from anti-Catholic forces. They're most known in the US for their sponsorship and organization of the NYC Saint Patrick's Day parade. However in 1993, thanks to the efforts of the militant Gaystapo, the parade was turned over to an independent organization. No doubt that eventually the NYC St Patrick's Day parade will turn into another SF Folsom Street parade of perversion.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 05:56 AM (vvmPQ)

574 The big news last night was that Trump won Indiana and Cruz is dropping out of the race. Katshit said he would remain in despite hundreds of thousands of cats trying to cover him up. Seriously, why in the 50 acres of Hell is he even in the race? Also in election news Scankles was beat out by Krazy Kommie Sanders as voters are finally seeing her corrupt activities.


http://tinyurl.com/goqx5qs

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 05:56 AM (vvmPQ)

575 More stupid judge activities. A three judge court of appeals has ruled that a radical muzzie incarcerated in a Texas prison must be allowed to grow a beard and wear a skull cap. He is an inmate serving four concurrent 20-year prison sentences for arson, criminal mischief and aggravated robbery at the state's Michael Unit in East Texas near Palestine.


http://tinyurl.com/hprtwsv

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 05:57 AM (vvmPQ)

576 Secretary of defense Carter sends a strongly worded letter to Putin concerning their harassment of US ships and aircraft by Russian aircraft. Putin says I fart in the general direction of all Obamanites. When I was in the Navy and the Russians sent their Bear Bomber to over fly us we had two aircraft off their "six" with orders to take them down if they opened their Bombay doors to launch any weapon. I gather the Navy is no longer doing that.


http://tinyurl.com/z6whpl6

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 05:57 AM (vvmPQ)

577 The GA governor has showed his true colors once again. He has vetoed a campus carry bill passed by the GA legislature. This after vetoing the religious freedom bill. He is a lame duck RINO who has no fear of voters. And he evidently doesn't give a shit for the Republicans in GA who have to run after him.


http://tinyurl.com/hejpf3w

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 05:57 AM (vvmPQ)

578 NYCFD officials say the fire that destroyed that historic church may have been caused by caretakers placing candles that were possibly not extinguished in a box for storage.


http://tinyurl.com/zpxyet6

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 05:57 AM (vvmPQ)

579 Italian court shows once again that there is no justice in Italian courts. They have ruled that it is not a crime to steal food if you are hungry. So I guess that means that Italian store owners get a special hunger tax for socialist policies.


http://tinyurl.com/zdvwb5f

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 05:58 AM (vvmPQ)

580 The Gaystapo is after Disney now. They want Frozen's Elsa to be gay and have a "girlfriend". What they really want is indoctrination of your children.


http://tinyurl.com/zgtksvf

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 05:58 AM (vvmPQ)

581
Mark Levin rips Fox News over Cruz loss. Where was all this "concern" when Fox was pushing the RINOs which they have loved over the years?


http://tinyurl.com/gny5vwh

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 05:58 AM (vvmPQ)

582 Media watchdog group expose an ABC TV show that is blatantly biased.


http://tinyurl.com/jc48j9m

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 05:58 AM (vvmPQ)

583 muzzie woman suing the city of Long Beach because she was forced to remove her cult headgear while being booked.


http://tinyurl.com/hr956p4

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 05:59 AM (vvmPQ)

584 More election year bowing to the Gaystapo by Obama. He wants to make a small track of land in NYC a national monument to Gays. But since this is not federal land it will require the current owner to transfer ownership to the feds and it looks like DeComio is more than glad to do that. My question is; who owns the land now? I am sure that DeCommio does not own it.


http://tinyurl.com/hdy3hfr

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 05:59 AM (vvmPQ)

585 Words of wisdom that transend the current political cycles... hopefully:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF5bGlbvmt8

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 04, 2016 05:59 AM (vBeA5)

586 NY Daily News declares the Republican Party dead due to the rise of Trump. No word given to the fact that the RNCe created Trump by their abandonment of their base.


http://tinyurl.com/jdbovut

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 05:59 AM (vvmPQ)

587 Black thugs attack a group of SCV people in Greenville, SC who were performing a memorial service in a cemetery for former confederate veterans. I blame Obama and Holder's racist lawfare and radical racist statements.


http://tinyurl.com/zdat7b5

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 05:59 AM (vvmPQ)

588 That Navy Seal who was killed in Iraq in the fight with ISIS will not be classified as a combat death so that Obama can still enhance his image with the anti-war Democrat loons. This has implications for survivor benefits if I am not mistaken. This creature we have inhabiting the WH is the lowest of scum politicians in US history.


http://tinyurl.com/jl8juk8

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 05:59 AM (vvmPQ)

589 Another felony by Scankles. She paid a company to destroy that hard drive that had her emails on it.


http://tinyurl.com/hm924v8

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 06:00 AM (vvmPQ)

590 The EPA has ruled Flint, MI water safe to drink. That begs the question would they have made the same ruling if this had been done by a private business or a Republican was in charge of Flint? I say if a private business did this they would already have imposed bankrupting fines. If a Republican administration were in charge of Flint they would have condemned the water department. So, the Republican governor of MU has issued a challenge to Obama. Drink the Flint water since your corrupt EPA says it is safe.


http://tinyurl.com/z4g9bkf

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 06:00 AM (vvmPQ)

591 CNN guest says there will be damaging leaks about Scankles activities during the campaign but he couldn't wait to get in the normal anti-Republican bias. I have some news for this guy; there have already been a veritable ton of very damaging facts come out about Scankles' illegal activities. It's just that CNN and the rest of the MFM do not cover them.


http://tinyurl.com/z9yuhc6

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 06:00 AM (vvmPQ)

592 New push from feminist crackpots. They now want work time off for menstrual cycles.


http://tinyurl.com/zfa5b2x

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 06:00 AM (vvmPQ)

593 And speaking of raving lunatics PETA is "outraged" by a horse breeding scene in an HBO show. They call it horse rape. If idiot politicians were not willing to bow to these insane assholes this would be funny.


http://tinyurl.com/jf4on26

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 06:01 AM (vvmPQ)

594 It appears that the public, including Democrats, is really opposed to Obamacare and are getting pissed about the steep climb in healthcare costs. They are finding out that what most logical thinking people warned of long ago is really true. You can not force insurance companies to cover prior conditions and the public to finance healthcare for the non-working population, otherwise known as the FSA, without massive increases in cost for all others. I just wish there was some way to force these added costs on Democrat voters alone.


http://tinyurl.com/hj27cbp

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 06:01 AM (vvmPQ)

595 Ramirez


(Note there was no Ramirez update yesterday at IBD and no Ramirez at all today so I went to Bing for some old ones)


http://tinyurl.com/jych8r9

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 06:01 AM (vvmPQ)

596 The Daily Junk


http://tinyurl.com/hvopjho


That's it for today folks.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 06:02 AM (vvmPQ)

597 Night (or morning) all.

Here is "Burning In Hell" by Electric Citizen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Niku9smcDnE

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 04, 2016 06:03 AM (vBeA5)

598 Get some sleep Farmer. I'll keep the Beeps to minimum of once every 15 minutes.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois BEEP! BEEP!! at May 04, 2016 06:03 AM (WVsWD)

599
I guess the short version of my question is: Now that it's a two person
race, Trump v Hillary, is AoS now a pro-Hillary site, a pro-Trump site,
or a "none of the above" site?



I'll keep hanging around either way, but I have to confess it will
feel weird spending the next six months as a commenter on an actively
pro-HIllary site. I foresee so so many arguments. It's still just about
the best blog on the Web, even with everybody at each other's throats,
but bumpy rides can leave one bruised.



Posted by: zombie at May 04, 2016 01:43 AM (jBuUi)



zombie has the right of it. And how bad have things gotten at AOS that zombie of all people is ready to quit commenting? It's ridiculous.



Mornin.

Posted by: Mortimer at May 04, 2016 06:04 AM (Gwldq)

600 thanks, Vic.

Posted by: Mortimer at May 04, 2016 06:04 AM (Gwldq)

601 This is VNN. Awesome.

Posted by: Valiant at May 04, 2016 06:05 AM (3MiF8)

602 Is it 6:00 already? (5:00 for us in CDT)

Thanks, Vic. Been wading through Drudge and Bad Blue for hours. Coulda saved myself the trouble and let you separate the wheat from the chaff.

Posted by: creeper at May 04, 2016 06:08 AM (ghfOx)

603 Some people fear the unknown. Despite what the public persona is or even what DT has said in the past, there is no real way to predict what he would do as POTUS.

Dealing with that fact alone is hard. I made my peace with it as soon as Paul the lesser turned out to be just as flaky as Dad.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois BEEP! BEEP!! at May 04, 2016 06:09 AM (WVsWD)

604 That veto in Georgia is discouraging. Worse, there's no mention of overruling it.

Posted by: creeper at May 04, 2016 06:09 AM (ghfOx)

605 599 zombie has the right of it. And how bad have things
gotten at AOS that zombie of all people is ready to quit commenting?
It's ridiculous.



Mornin.


Posted by: Mortimer at May 04, 2016 06:04 AM (Gwldq)

If you see any pro-Scankles posts at AoS you can guarantee that someone forgot to include the sarc tag or it is the work of a fly-by troll or Mobi.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 06:09 AM (vvmPQ)

606 Vic,

She was referring to ace's own post where he states his intent to vote for Hillary. And this was before Trump mania.

Posted by: Mortimer at May 04, 2016 06:12 AM (Gwldq)

607 "......or it is the work of a fly-by troll"

Were out in force last night. Unfortunately.

There now. Just took my BP meds. Safe to read a few of Vic's links.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois BEEP! BEEP!! at May 04, 2016 06:13 AM (WVsWD)

608 She was referring to ace's own post where he states his intent to vote for Hillary. And this was before Trump mania.

Posted by: Mortimer at May 04, 2016 06:12 AM (Gwldq)

He walked that back Mortimer. I doubt there is any way he will vote for DT but the Hillary threat was just grief talking.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois BEEP! BEEP!! at May 04, 2016 06:15 AM (WVsWD)

609 Waited til Vic was done...'Morning, Tim.

Posted by: creeper at May 04, 2016 06:15 AM (ghfOx)

610 Posted by: zombie at May 04, 2016 01:43 AM (jBuUi)


Posted by: Mortimer at May 04, 2016 06:04 AM (Gwldq)


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 06:09 AM (vvmPQ)


Saw this yesterday on End Game thread. Seems like there was another comment or two also.

172 i won't endorse hillary, I don't think, unless trump proves himself to be even more insane and stupid than I think he is, but I also am not going to do anything to usher a lunatic into office (or actually, just into defeat).



Posted by: ace at May 03, 2016 07:30 PM (dciA+)

Posted by: dDan at May 04, 2016 06:15 AM (hwYmz)

611 606 She was referring to ace's own post where he states his intent to vote for Hillary. And this was before Trump mania.


Posted by: Mortimer at May 04, 2016 06:12 AM (Gwldq)

I don't remember seeing that post by Ace. But rather than being a sign that he is pro-Scankles I would say that it is more indicative of Trump hate.
Personally I don't like ANY of the candidates in this year's race and I would eat a gun before I voted for Scankles or Krazy Kommie Sanders.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 06:16 AM (vvmPQ)

612 There were a lot of tantrums thrown last night. By some pretty regular nicks.

I haven't seen that much teenage angst since Bieber split with Selena.

Posted by: Mortimer at May 04, 2016 06:16 AM (Gwldq)

613 Morning Creeper!

I don't have a way with words but after I read parts of your story, I swear there was some Fog in my House.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois BEEP! BEEP!! at May 04, 2016 06:17 AM (WVsWD)

614 Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 06:16 AM (vvmPQ)

Scout's honor, Vic. That's what the man said. "Before I will vote for Donald Trump I will vote for Hillary Clinton."

Posted by: creeper at May 04, 2016 06:19 AM (ghfOx)

615 ace's reason for voting for Hillary was his hatred of the GOP. I believe it was when the GOP went for the Iran deal.

Trump didn't figure into it.

Posted by: Mortimer at May 04, 2016 06:19 AM (Gwldq)

616 607 There now. Just took my BP meds. Safe to read a few of Vic's links.





Posted by: Tim in Illinois BEEP! BEEP!! at May 04, 2016 06:13 AM (WVsWD)

LOL, at my Dr's appointment yesterday he asked me when the last time I went to see my cardiologist was. I told him it had been years ago (he is in a city located almost an hour's drive away). I also made the mistake of telling him I had bottle of nitroglycerin pills in the refer that I had not used in years. Damned if he didn't call in a new prescription for those even after I told him I didn't need them.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 06:19 AM (vvmPQ)

617 The Gaystapo is after Disney now. They want Frozen's
Elsa to be gay and have a "girlfriend". What they really want is
indoctrination of your children.


http://tinyurl.com/zgtksvf

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 05:58 AM (vvmPQ)


Disney bowed to the gay demands long ago, and now they can't make a movie, or a tv show without the fabulous militants demanding that more gay shit be shoved in.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at May 04, 2016 06:20 AM (vRKfn)

618 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 04, 2016 06:21 AM (ptqRm)

619 Today the primary battle will is over.

We can move past the acrimony and hostility and focus on building a New Republican Party that can offer a real governing agenda and act as a true oppositonal party and not be merely an appendage of the entrenched ruling Democrat Party, or not.

A hand is being extended in friendship and brotherhood all that is required is that you take it.


Posted by: Kreplach at May 04, 2016 06:21 AM (WVvzl)

620 I will not have a problem voting for Trump now.
After seeing a bunch of his supporters getting the opportunity to speak one on one, with a Presidential candidate about the issues, and they start screaming "Lying Ted, lying Ted, lying Ted!" or have one of their kids screaming "You Suck!" at a rally. The parents are of that little bastard must be so proud.
They deserve the billionaire buffoon. Bring on the burning times.

Posted by: Paladin at May 04, 2016 06:22 AM (yhpp2)

621 Damned if he didn't call in a new prescription for those even after I told him I didn't need them.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 06:19 AM (vvmPQ)

They might come in handy. You should have them, JIC.

So should I.

But I don't either.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Explosions inside my Heart? NTY at May 04, 2016 06:23 AM (WVsWD)

622 Posted by: Tim in Illinois BEEP! BEEP!! at May 04, 2016 06:17 AM (WVsWD)

Ahhh...no sadness. A life lived to the fullest includes a lot of hurt.

Looking out my window I see dawn has broken in Illinois. Happy Hump Day.

Posted by: creeper at May 04, 2016 06:24 AM (ghfOx)

623 A Cruz supporter told Peaches, a regular commenter and probable Trump voter that he hoped that she died of cancer like her mother last night.


You really want to play the 'who's fringe supporters are more evil' game?

Posted by: Mortimer at May 04, 2016 06:25 AM (Gwldq)

624 621 So should I.



But I don't either.





Posted by: Tim in Illinois Explosions inside my Heart? NTY at May 04, 2016 06:23 AM (WVsWD)

He said that those pills were very unstable and would deteriorate to the point of being worthless after 6 months.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 06:25 AM (vvmPQ)

625 Raining here. Again. Kids want to go biking and play at the Park. They don't care about the cold or wet.

Lets go!!!


Sigh.....

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Explosions inside my Heart? NTY at May 04, 2016 06:26 AM (WVsWD)

626 Raining here. Again. Kids want to go biking and play at the Park. They don't care about the cold or wet.


Lets go!!!


Sigh.....


Go for it!

In later years, when they are taller than you and they drive away to live their own lives, you will refer to today as "the good stuff".

Posted by: Mortimer at May 04, 2016 06:29 AM (Gwldq)

627 BTW Morons, I have a dental appointment over in town tomorrow morning at 7 am so I will have to post VNN a little earlier than normal or maybe not at all in order to SSnS before going in.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 06:29 AM (vvmPQ)

628 Thanks for the news Vic!

Good morning Daywalkers!

Back to lurker status...

Posted by: Gmac- All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. at May 04, 2016 06:30 AM (4pjhs)

629 I'm living in Illinois. I'm waiting for the State to go into bankruptcy forecloser and hoping Indiana picks up the Red parts in sale. The blue parts can be given to Injuns as reparations.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Explosions inside my Heart? NTY at May 04, 2016 06:31 AM (WVsWD)

630 .."You really want to play the 'who's fringe supporters are more evil' game?
-Posted by: Mortimer at May 04, 2016 06:25 AM (Gwldq)

ONE example, Sir. The rest of us have Common Sense.



Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 04, 2016 06:31 AM (OQ9R7)

631 Rain here today. High projected to be 50. More rain in the forecast. Cold, gloomy, wet...for the next fifteen days straight.

Sometimes NE PA really sucks.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at May 04, 2016 06:31 AM (vRKfn)

632 A Cruz supporter told Peaches, a regular commenter and probable Trump voter that he hoped that she died of cancer like her mother last night.

Sounds like a nutcase. Which poster said that?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 04, 2016 06:32 AM (w4NZ8)

633 Great kids you've got, Tim.

Some of my best memories were made soaking wet...mushroom hunting, backing up the river in Reverse in a pouring rain because the motor wouldn't go into Forward, standing outside a locked house at 1:00 AM with no key.

Posted by: creeper at May 04, 2016 06:33 AM (ghfOx)

634 "Raining here. Again. Kids want to go biking and play at the Park. They don't care about the cold or wet.
Lets go!!!
Sigh...
"
-Posted by: Tim in Illinois Explosions inside my Heart? NTY at May 04, 2016 06:26 AM (WVsWD)

*HAH!*

Go get 'em, kid!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 04, 2016 06:33 AM (OQ9R7)

635 Ace has been in a banning mood lately due to a lot of the acrimony flying back and forth. And I am surprised Maet didn't take action on that post.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 06:33 AM (vvmPQ)

636 ONE example, Sir. The rest of us have Common Sense.


Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T)


So you speak for the psychically linked hive mind that is the multi=being known as the 'Unified Cruz Support Collective?



Good to know.

Posted by: Mortimer at May 04, 2016 06:34 AM (Gwldq)

637 "The EPA has ruled Flint, MI water safe to drink. "

"Well now, isn't that special. Let's run a pipe from Flint to every single EPA office in the country"

/off Church Lady voice.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Explosions inside my Heart? NTY at May 04, 2016 06:35 AM (WVsWD)

638 "Sounds like a nutcase. Which poster said that?"
-Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 04, 2016 06:32 AM (w4NZ

An irregular named Uri or Uni or something of the like.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 04, 2016 06:35 AM (OQ9R7)

639 Well, another dreary overcast morning.

And someone released a teargas like substance in our local shopping mall last night.

Several people treated, and a pregnant woman taken to the hospital.

Summer is gonna be a hoot, I tell you.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 04, 2016 06:36 AM (ptqRm)

640 Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 06:33 AM (vvmPQ)


I believe someone did, I don't remember whether it was Maet or Ace.

Posted by: dDan at May 04, 2016 06:36 AM (hwYmz)

641 Exhibit A: "After seeing a bunch of his supporters getting the opportunity to speak one on one, with a Presidential candidate about the issues, and they start screaming "Lying Ted, lying Ted, lying Ted!" or have one of their kids screaming "You Suck!" at a rally. The parents are of that little bastard must be so proud. "

Exhibit B: "A hand is being extended in friendship and brotherhood all that is required is that you take it. "


Trump supporters have an odd idea of "friendship and brotherhood."

I'll hold my nose and vote for your ridiculous asshole candidate. I can't blame people who will not, not after months of "lyin' Ted."

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at May 04, 2016 06:36 AM (P8951)

642 Putting words in my mouth will not serve anyone well, Sir.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 04, 2016 06:36 AM (OQ9R7)

643 Wife of soldier in Afghanistan gets a great surprise-courtesy of some fine people:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/zv3d35k

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 04, 2016 06:36 AM (w4NZ8)

644 "Which poster said that?"

Was someone going by the nick "Ugh"

Maet or Ace was super quick with TB3K

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Explosions inside my Heart? NTY at May 04, 2016 06:36 AM (WVsWD)

645 638
"Sounds like a nutcase. Which poster said that?"

-Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 04, 2016 06:32 AM (w4NZ



An irregular named Uri or Uni or something of the like.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 04, 2016 06:35 AM (OQ9R7)
----------------------------------------------------------

Sounds like a fly-by troll. They show up by the ton every election.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 06:36 AM (vvmPQ)

646 Ace banned the turd bomb within moments of the comment being posted last night.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 04, 2016 06:37 AM (ptqRm)

647 642
Putting words in my mouth will not serve anyone well, Sir.


You claim to speak for the group. Own it.

But I voted for Cruz. And you don't speak for me.

Posted by: Mortimer at May 04, 2016 06:37 AM (Gwldq)

648 He got banhammered immediately.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 04, 2016 06:38 AM (OQ9R7)

649 Speaking of horse rape, have you seen Theresa?

Posted by: John Kerry at May 04, 2016 06:38 AM (22uju)

650 646
Ace banned the turd bomb within moments of the comment being posted last night.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 04, 2016 06:37 AM (ptqRm)

Good

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 06:39 AM (vvmPQ)

651 646
Ace banned the turd bomb within moments of the comment being posted last night.


But allowed the extremist Trump supporters comments to stand as an 'example'.

Yeah, that's been going on for a while.

Posted by: Mortimer at May 04, 2016 06:39 AM (Gwldq)

652 *HAH!*

Go get 'em, kid!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 04, 2016 06:33 AM (OQ9R7)

Notice how someone was making nice last night? Notice all the compliments?

I think you will have your cut out for you this Christmas.

Annnnddd...

Good Morning to you Slap. I don't care what I have been saying about you. You're ok.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois !Ready to see my name in Lights! at May 04, 2016 06:39 AM (WVsWD)

653 Knock it off, Mortimer. Your parsing is tedious and I'll not answer its douchebaggery.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 04, 2016 06:39 AM (OQ9R7)

654 *HAH!*

I'm okay, I guess.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 04, 2016 06:40 AM (OQ9R7)

655 work

Posted by: Tim in Illinois !Ready to see my name in Lights! at May 04, 2016 06:40 AM (WVsWD)

656 That was my missing word from the last post. Please insert in the correct place.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois !Ready to see my name in Lights! at May 04, 2016 06:41 AM (WVsWD)

657

Knock it off yourself.

You came at me with your finger in my chest last night.

Don't start none, won't be none.

Posted by: Mortimer at May 04, 2016 06:41 AM (Gwldq)

658 Star of Deadpool- Ryan Reynolds-writes loving tribute to young fan having cancer treatments:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jj64m4j

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 04, 2016 06:42 AM (w4NZ8)

659 Should I need to fashion my Christmas lights in a pattern that spells-out, "TIM WAS RIGHT", I'll honor my debt to my word... lol.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 04, 2016 06:42 AM (OQ9R7)

660 DON'T MAKE ME STOP THIS CAR!

Posted by: Mom at May 04, 2016 06:43 AM (ghfOx)

661 I think some people who say vile things may not even be the supporters of people they claim they are. For all we know they could be leftists posing as Cruz or Trump supporters to cause dissension.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 04, 2016 06:44 AM (w4NZ8)

662 Sounds like a nutcase. Which poster said that?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 04, 2016 06:32 AM (w4NZ

It was someone called Ugh. Called me white trailer trash and a Marxist for saying Americans want jobs.

Posted by: @votermom at May 04, 2016 06:44 AM (nbrY/)

663 "TIM WAS RIGHT", I'll honor my debt to my word... lol.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 04, 2016 06:42 AM (OQ9R7)

No... no...no....


Just "TIM"

I want people asking why Slap has my name on his roof. You don't even have to tell em. Just keeping wondering.

Slap and Mortimer. Sign Peace Treaty please?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois !Ready to see my name in Lights! at May 04, 2016 06:46 AM (WVsWD)

664 661
I think some people who say vile things may not even be the supporters
of people they claim they are. For all we know they could be leftists
posing as Cruz or Trump supporters to cause dissension.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 04, 2016 06:44 AM (w4NZ

This. We know absolutely nothing about these people. To lend credence to anything they say is foolish.

Posted by: creeper at May 04, 2016 06:46 AM (ghfOx)

665 *Peace Treaty with Mortimer*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 04, 2016 06:47 AM (OQ9R7)

666 Must've been a humdinger on here last night. ONT now up to 666 comments. Ugh. Bad number.

Posted by: creeper at May 04, 2016 06:48 AM (ghfOx)

667 Six ways to be positive in any situation:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/yjhpyqd

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 04, 2016 06:49 AM (w4NZ8)

Posted by: Tim in Illinois !Ready to see my name in Lights! at May 04, 2016 06:49 AM (WVsWD)

669 missed it by two post....

I has a

Posted by: Tim in Illinois !Ready to see my name in Lights! at May 04, 2016 06:50 AM (WVsWD)

670
666 Must've been a humdinger on here last night. ONT now up to 666 comments. Ugh. Bad number.

=========

*spritzes holy water at creeper just in case*

Posted by: @votermom at May 04, 2016 06:51 AM (nbrY/)

671
I think some people who say vile things may not even be the supporters of people they claim they are.

That is what I am trying to say.

"I hope Trump supporters get it good and hard"

Saying and wishing bad things on people because they hold a different view is SJW stuff.

I don't really believe that most Cruz supporters are like that nut last night. But the double-barrelled attacks on Trump-curious, Trump-ambiguous and pro-Trump folks have been way more damaging than anything some troll posted.

Posted by: Mortimer at May 04, 2016 06:51 AM (Gwldq)

672 Top 15 power of positive thinking quotes:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/cxdcr4p

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 04, 2016 06:52 AM (w4NZ8)

673 VIA, tear gas? Who do they think did it?

Posted by: @votermom at May 04, 2016 06:52 AM (nbrY/)

674
*Peace Treaty with Mortimer*

*signed*

Do I have to break my sword?

Posted by: Mortimer at May 04, 2016 06:53 AM (Gwldq)

675 ..."I want people asking why Slap has my name on his roof. You don't even have to tell em. Just keeping wondering."
-Posted by: Tim in Illinois !Ready to see my name in Lights! at May 04, 2016 06:46 AM (WVsWD)

Out of pure, unadulterated spite, it will be on the left side of the roof... lol.

*Stage Left*

...in the picture, you see*

*I know he knows that I knew that he knew what I meant at first, but I antagonized the point so that I broadcast what I thought I knew more than what what I knew I knew. Again.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 04, 2016 06:53 AM (OQ9R7)

676 After three or four days of rain here looks like it will be a good day for a porch day today, but a porch day before a dental day is not recommended by dentists.


He is not going to be happy anyway when I tell him that I want to move my routine dental checks ups to annual instead of every 6 months since I no longer have dental insurance.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 06:54 AM (vvmPQ)

677 I don't really believe that most Cruz supporters are like that nut last night. But the double-barrelled attacks on Trump-curious, Trump-ambiguous and pro-Trump folks have been way more damaging than anything some troll posted.

Posted by: Mortimer at May 04, 2016 06:51 AM (Gwldq)

Not really. When certain people who post stuff like that do, I think of people like you and Slap, and Skip who are Pro Cruz, and now those people suddenly get pushed under the rug.

Where they belong. Along with two months worth of dust bunnies.

LoL

Posted by: Tim in Illinois !Ready to see my name in Lights! at May 04, 2016 06:54 AM (WVsWD)

678 In memory of Rum?

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at May 04, 2016 06:55 AM (8dxdo)

679 I have decided that at 7:00 EST I am going to say nothing negative about anything today which may limit my time on here. ;^) If I post anything it's going to be positive and uplifting. I will consider it a spiritual fasting from negativity and see how I do. It may be hard but with God all things are possible. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 04, 2016 06:55 AM (w4NZ8)

680 "Do I have to break my sword?"
-Posted by: Mortimer at May 04, 2016 06:53 AM (Gwldq)

Nope. Un-sheath it with care. Keep it honed and ready, Sir.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 04, 2016 06:55 AM (OQ9R7)

681 Nope, way late.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at May 04, 2016 06:55 AM (8dxdo)

682 Tim,

I hope that you are right. Time will tell , I guess.


Posted by: Mortimer at May 04, 2016 06:56 AM (Gwldq)

683 "VIA, tear gas? Who do they think did it?"

Latest news now says a Pepper Spray like substance.

That mall has suffered a rather intense urbanification in the last several years.

During last Aprils Freddy Grey Memorial Riots, three teams of looters were apprehended within blocks of that mall, which had been preemptively closed early that night. All three had items used to gain forceful entry into buildings, as well as items which had been stolen from the heaviest inner city looting just a few hours earlier.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 04, 2016 06:57 AM (ptqRm)

684 He is not going to be happy anyway when I tell him that I want to move my routine dental checks ups to annual instead of every 6 months since I no longer have dental insurance.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 06:54 AM (vvmPQ)

Just floss every night, making a "C" around each tooth. You'll be ok.

Posted by: @votermom at May 04, 2016 06:57 AM (nbrY/)

685 Oy. Schadenfreud rears its ugly head.

Posted by: creeper at May 04, 2016 06:58 AM (ghfOx)

686 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 04, 2016 06:57 AM (ptqRm)

So, honor student youths, I see.

Posted by: @votermom at May 04, 2016 06:59 AM (nbrY/)

687 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 04, 2016 06:55 AM (w4NZ

Kitten pictures are always good, Fenelon.

Thanks for the first two links. They're timely.

Posted by: creeper at May 04, 2016 07:00 AM (ghfOx)

688 Cruz dropping out was inevitable. What really pisses me off this morning is this.

"It is a combat death, of course. And a very sad loss," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said, referring to the Navy SEAL. Carter was speaking in Stuttgart, Germany, where he was attending a ceremony installing a new commander of U.S. European Command. "It shows you the serious fight that we have to wage in Iraq."

Posted by: freaked at May 04, 2016 07:00 AM (BO/km)

689 "Life Can Be Amazing" (In spite of the difficulties we face)

A "Holy Land Moments" devotional:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jmaohzf

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 04, 2016 07:01 AM (w4NZ8)

690 I will admit that I was tempted to throw some gloating out last night. Sorely tempted.

I won't lie to myself.

Can I admit to just a little glee in watching a couple of folks meltdown though?

If I can't. I understand and won't hold it against anyone.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois !Ready to see my name in Lights! at May 04, 2016 07:01 AM (WVsWD)

691 "So, honor student youths, I see."

Why yes...
or
Justice Involved Youth.

I keep mixing them up.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 04, 2016 07:02 AM (ptqRm)

692 684 Just floss every night, making a "C" around each tooth. You'll be ok.



Posted by: @votermom at May 04, 2016 06:57 AM (nbrY/)

I asked NGU about it and he said it should not be a problem. IIANM they used the annual anyway.

BTW rather than floss which I have found to be difficult for me to use I have started using these things called "go betweens" which are like tiny tooth brushes to brush between my teeth.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 07:03 AM (vvmPQ)

693 ..."Can I admit to just a little glee in watching a couple of folks meltdown though?

If I can't. I understand and won't hold it against anyone
".
-Posted by: Tim in Illinois !Ready to see my name in Lights! at May 04, 2016 07:01 AM (WVsWD)

I'm not going to like it.

I also hold no reins over anything.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 04, 2016 07:04 AM (OQ9R7)

694 Just for you, creeper :^)

Absolutely adorable kitten photos:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/h3jdhyf

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 04, 2016 07:04 AM (w4NZ8)

695 Think it's time, or past time, to once again to say hi NG since you're always lurking. Hope you're well and the grilling has been good.
Others here I might be willing to share a foxhole with. With you it would be an honor.

Creeper, don't know if you saw my crappie reply the other day but yes, I've fished the flooded stuff, and hammered em, many times in my 50+ years of fishing. Thing is, currently no boat.

Posted by: teej at May 04, 2016 07:04 AM (0RM+L)

696 Just floss every night, making a "C" around each tooth. You'll be ok.



Posted by: @votermom



I am a big believer in flossing . In my previous job I was on the road a lot and only had one hand to floss with while driving. I started buying those green flossers and using them regularly.

On my last cleaning , the hygienist said that I had the healthiest gums that she had ever seen.

I have no idea how that gets objectively measured but it seems to be working in my case.

Posted by: Mortimer at May 04, 2016 07:05 AM (Gwldq)

697 Not you Slap.

They will remain nameless.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois !Ready to see my name in Lights! at May 04, 2016 07:06 AM (WVsWD)

698 687 Kitten pictures are always good, Fenelon.

Thanks for the first two links. They're timely.


Posted by: creeper at May 04, 2016 07:00 AM (ghfOx)

I have a vast collection of kitten photos in Christmas settings that I use for wallpaper around Christmas. I know, must give up man card.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 07:06 AM (vvmPQ)

699 "Now that explains it"-a Brooklyn Tabernacle devotional:

http://www.brooklyntabernacle.org/devotional

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 04, 2016 07:06 AM (w4NZ8)

700 I am a "Guest Blogger", at best.*

I'm just a kid who likes God a bunch.

*I had exactly one article published.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 04, 2016 07:06 AM (OQ9R7)

701 Hope there's an ewok suicide helpline.

Posted by: angela urkel at May 04, 2016 07:07 AM (4m41+)

702 You know where else people take their animals with them everywhere, and not just dogs? The Third World.

I think the massive increase of animals everywhere is not unrelated to our continuing decline.

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 04, 2016 07:08 AM (1BQGO)

703
"It is a combat death, of course. And a very sad loss," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said,



freaked, YES!

Did Obama then overrule the SecDef? It was already published in the paper!


Sickening.

Posted by: Mortimer at May 04, 2016 07:08 AM (Gwldq)

704 Glad I wasn't here last night when Cruz broke the news.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 04, 2016 07:08 AM (iONHu)

705 Has anyone seen this yet?

I lol'ed

http://preview.tinyurl.com/juxx8dn

Posted by: Tim in Illinois !Ready to see my name in Lights! at May 04, 2016 07:08 AM (WVsWD)

706 And in further B'More news,

The CEO of the Baltimore City School Board is suddenly stepping down.
This is two years into his four year contract.

And only a month after that video surfaced of the City School Police (Separate from the Baltimore City Police Department) Officer smacking that individual around at one of the city schools.

There are times that I begin to think that there really are no good guys in this story.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 04, 2016 07:10 AM (ptqRm)

707 *I had exactly one article published.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 04, 2016 07:06 AM (OQ9R7)

But you didn't break anything. That's the important part.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois !Ready to see my name in Lights! at May 04, 2016 07:11 AM (WVsWD)

708 "Hope there's an ewok suicide helpline."
-Posted by: angela urkel at May 04, 2016 07:07 AM (4m41+)

He's going to be fine. As am I. We're taking bets on Glenn Beck, however.*

*Listener and "Take-it-or-Leave-it" supporter.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 04, 2016 07:11 AM (OQ9R7)

709 "But you didn't break anything. That's the important part."
-Posted by: Tim in Illinois !Ready to see my name in Lights! at May 04, 2016 07:11 AM (WVsWD)

There's that.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 04, 2016 07:12 AM (OQ9R7)

710 Bernie Sanders went there:

Sanders said. They will go into areas that I have chosen not to go
into. They will be talking about emails. They will be talking about the
Clinton foundation.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 04, 2016 07:12 AM (iONHu)

711 *HAH*!

Just saw your Monicker's addendum!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 04, 2016 07:13 AM (OQ9R7)

712 How many leaders in history have ever overcome a 19 trillion dollar debt ?

And it's growing

The National Debt has continued to increase an average of 2.37 billion per day since September 30, 2012.

How do you even begin to deal with that?


Posted by: Mortimer at May 04, 2016 07:14 AM (Gwldq)

713 And taking rest of the week ordinarily I'd be twitching jigs and drowning minnows by now but they've started dumping water out of the lake. Any crappie are getting run back off the banks. Might go try a couple old river spots.

Dave at BR, how'd the jam go Sunday?

Posted by: teej at May 04, 2016 07:14 AM (0RM+L)

714 Is Matilda Karlsson being facetious? All she needs to do to get what she wants is to put out.

She even looks like a porn star. Is she trying to shame shy men into doing their marital duty?

Posted by: angela urkel at May 04, 2016 07:14 AM (4m41+)

715 "East of the Rockies helpline, you're on the air!"

Whats on your mind?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Channeling my inner Art Bell at May 04, 2016 07:14 AM (WVsWD)

716 The breaking off of visual contact is an essential ingredient in any successful attempt to hide oneself. So I was partially right, I'm not fucking stupid.

Posted by: an ostrich at May 04, 2016 07:16 AM (4m41+)

717 "No boat."

Posted by: teej at May 04, 2016 07:04 AM (0RM+L)


Now that is a problem. I'll loan you mine, as soon as I get it bailed out and uncovered.

Posted by: creeper at May 04, 2016 07:16 AM (ghfOx)

718 Thank you, Fenelon. Scrolling through, I could feel my BP drop.

Posted by: creeper at May 04, 2016 07:16 AM (ghfOx)

719 That last picture is truly disturbing.

Posted by: Grump928(C) blurts at May 04, 2016 07:17 AM (rwI+c)

720 711 *HAH*!

Just saw your Monicker's addendum!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 04, 2016 07:13 AM (OQ9R7)

I keep changing it. Going for the sock puppet prize. Came in 2nd once.

Now I want ia all.

I'll be yuuuuggeee!! On the blog. It'll be the best cuz I'm the best. We'll celebrate with a bbq of TimSteaks!

It'll be fabulous-0-er!

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Channeling my inner Art Bell at May 04, 2016 07:17 AM (WVsWD)

721 "I'm not fucking stupid."


Not with buying me dinner first.

Posted by: Stupid at May 04, 2016 07:17 AM (ptqRm)

722 *HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at May 04, 2016 07:18 AM (OQ9R7)

723 Ugh was not a regular commenter. In fact, I've never seen the name before.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 04, 2016 07:18 AM (iQIUe)

724 Ugh. Taking rest of the week off.

Posted by: teej at May 04, 2016 07:19 AM (0RM+L)

725 Posted by: an ostrich at May 04, 2016 07:16 AM (4m41+)

Now that is funny, I don't care who you are.

Posted by: creeper at May 04, 2016 07:20 AM (ghfOx)

726 Yeah, I just had to stop reading the posts last night. A lot of the regular posters were wailing and gnashing their teeth that Cruz dropped out. It was obvious Ted was doomed a couple of months ago. It would have taken a miracle for him to win. The post at the Weekly Standard of the memo by a pro-Cruz group in Texas laid out the non-ideological reasons Trump beat him.

Also, ace with his pro-lifers can be negotiated with and have no standards argument was annoying. I'll call it the starving man fallacy for lack of knowing anything better. Start with a man who's religion says he can't eat fish. Now, he's starving and someone comes along and only has fish for him to eat. If he eats it, does that make him untrue to his religion? Yes, but the circumstances aren't normal or just stressful. They are extreme, death or commit a food sin. That's what you are seeing today. Pro-lifers can be one issue voters and always vote for the pro-life candidate. It is an honest position. Or the situation might be that voting for at best a squish on pro-life might be necessary for longer term strategy. Getting a pro-life candidate now might win the battle but lose the war if we continue to be flooded with people who aren't pro-life. Personally, I think either option is doomed because no one is going to stop the flood.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at May 04, 2016 07:20 AM (n2GmV)

727 @712

You can't deal with it because it's unpayable.

Here's the interesting part, we are not as boned as most of the world.

Japan is over 250pct GDP to debt.

Most of Europe is 175+pct.

So at 110pct GDPtD we are in a relatively good spot.

What will have to happen is some sort of global reset or massive actuarial schnanigans.

Because if you simply use a 30 year timeline, it would take somewhere in the neighborhood of 750billion dollars per year to pay off the debt or what we spend on the military or Medicaid.

And that ain't happening.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 04, 2016 07:22 AM (WVvzl)

728 "It is a combat death, of course. And a very sad loss," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said,



freaked, YES!

Did Obama then overrule the SecDef? It was already published in the paper!
___________________________

I was wondering this morning if John McCain would try to do anything about this. The dead SEAL was an Arizonan, and McCain claims to care about veterans. But the guy was also the grandson of Charles Keating, of S&L scandal fame (in which McCain was burned), so McCain may be afraid to touch that rail again.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at May 04, 2016 07:22 AM (BNs9e)

729 726 Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at May 04, 2016 07:20 AM (n2GmV)



The solution to the pro-life vs the abortion at will war is to eliminate that BS left wing abuse of Stare Decisis by SCOTUS. That will take a Constitutional Amendment to say unequivocally that abortion is a State issue in which the federal government has no authority.


And with the crapweasels we have in congress now that will not be possible without an Art V convention.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 07:26 AM (vvmPQ)

730 Also, ace with his pro-lifers can be negotiated with and have no
standards argument was annoying. I'll call it the starving man fallacy
for lack of knowing anything better. Start with a man who's religion
says he can't eat fish. Now, he's starving and someone comes along and
only has fish for him to eat. If he eats it, does that make him untrue
to his religion? Yes, but the circumstances aren't normal or just
stressful. They are extreme, death or commit a food sin. That's what
you are seeing today. Pro-lifers can be one issue voters and always
vote for the pro-life candidate. It is an honest position. Or the
situation might be that voting for at best a squish on pro-life might be
necessary for longer term strategy. Getting a pro-life candidate now
might win the battle but lose the war if we continue to be flooded with
people who aren't pro-life. Personally, I think either option is doomed
because no one is going to stop the flood.


I think you misunderstood the argument. What he was saying is that pro-lifers WILL compromise, despite the fact that common wisdom has said for decades that they will not. Now that the cat is out of the bag, there is no reason to assume that other pro-aborts can run and win if they are appealing in other ways. Ergo, as a practical matter, the pro-lifers just lost a considerable amount of influence.

I don't see how he is wrong, unfortunately.

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 04, 2016 07:28 AM (bZ7mE)

731 Don't like to borrow boats, friend has offered numerous times. But I will buy the gas and the minnows if you want to get it out.
Met an old guy, even older than me, that lost his wife 3 months ago. He doesn't have a fishing partner and asked me.
Hopefully I'll be a worthy distraction from his loss when we get together.

Posted by: teej at May 04, 2016 07:28 AM (0RM+L)

732 Need moor coffee


BRB

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 04, 2016 07:28 AM (ptqRm)

733 Wow. Just checked the tires on my pedal powered vehicle. A trip to the Bike shop is order.

Maybe I'll send some picks th the jharles and see if he can recommend replacements.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois I have a matching set. A bald head and bald tires. Tee Hee at May 04, 2016 07:29 AM (WVsWD)

734

Ahem

Headline story at the NYPost? How Republican Party shived Cruz?


By AOSHQDD writer

Posted by: ThunderB at May 04, 2016 07:32 AM (zOTsN)

735 "Maybe I'll send some picks th the jharles and see if he can recommend replacements. "

Would you like to buy a calendar?

Posted by: Jarles Chonson at May 04, 2016 07:32 AM (ptqRm)

736 What he was saying is that pro-lifers WILL compromise, despite the fact that common wisdom has said for decades that they will not.


Yep. ...we're just negotiating the price.

Posted by: Grump928(C) blurts at May 04, 2016 07:32 AM (rwI+c)

737 Morning horde. Happy Wednesday.

Can i have just a sliver of sunlight at least.

Fuck. These mornings are depressing.

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at May 04, 2016 07:32 AM (5raZK)

738 "Ergo, as a practical matter, the pro-lifers just lost a considerable amount of influence."

I disagree. We never had that influence to begin with. Any perceived influence we had was a pure illusion.

If we had had any real influence, legalized murder would be illegal. Again.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Evil So Con at May 04, 2016 07:32 AM (WVsWD)

739 @726

Here's the problem pro-lifers like myself face.

The SCOTUS RvW decision as well as others has constitutionalozed abortion and taken the question away from political and democratic consideration.

Abortion cannot be made illeagal or even curtailed without amendments to the constitution.

The votes to abolish or curtail abortion are not to be found in Congres, the states or the people.

Hell the house could not even pass a born alive bill that would prevent atrocities like the Gosnell murders from happening.

They couldn't even defund murder inc. so an amendment is DOA.

It's frustrating but that's the lay of the land.

The left has successfully constitutionalized abortion.

We cannot ever win this now and all the GOP does is lie and fund raise over the question without having to deliver because they can't.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 04, 2016 07:33 AM (WVvzl)

740 Not feeling too bad this am, my depression was a few weeks ago when DT started whining about delegates -- totally disrespecting the people who took the time and effort to participate in their own party's selection process. That is where the rubber hit the road for me.

So I go on, like the Elephant's Child, a little warm, but not at all astonished, and am still full of 'satiable curtiosity. Living in indigo Illinois, I do not have the moral qualms about writing in or voting third party, so I will await events.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 04, 2016 07:34 AM (MIKMs)

741 Ugh was disgusting. I hope he never comes back

Posted by: ThunderB at May 04, 2016 07:35 AM (zOTsN)

742 How many leaders in history have ever overcome a 19 trillion dollar debt ?

And it's growing

The National Debt has continued to increase an average of 2.37 billion per day since September 30, 2012.

How do you even begin to deal with that?


Posted by: Mortimer at May 04, 2016 07:14 AM (Gwldq)



Leave office in January and blame others

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 04, 2016 07:36 AM (45oDG)

743 Posted by: teej at May 04, 2016 07:28 AM (0RM+L)

I wish the two of you luck.

If it ever warms up I'll drag my boat and my 70-year-old ass down to the river once more.

Posted by: creeper at May 04, 2016 07:37 AM (ghfOx)

744 I disagree. We never had that influence to begin with. Any perceived influence we had was a pure illusion.

Perceived influence IS influence. People listen because they think that they ought to listen. What happens when they decide there is no reason to continue listening?

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 04, 2016 07:38 AM (bZ7mE)

745 Ugh was disgusting. I hope he never comes back

And annoying. People on the internet who tell you how rich they are, aren't.

Bonjour.

Posted by: Grump928(C) French model at May 04, 2016 07:39 AM (rwI+c)

746
On this day in 1979, Mrs Margaret Thatcher was first elected as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 04, 2016 07:41 AM (iQIUe)

747 I just wanted to say that I'm having a wonderful time at the church I'm serving as an Interim Pastor thanks be to God. They have had conflict and people are hurting but they are a church that really wants to do things in ministry and there are enough people there for some energy. Unfortunately, unless I kidnap the next pastor who's really a nice guy who loves Jesus and other people, I have to leave by the end of June. so I am thanking God for the time I do have.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 04, 2016 07:41 AM (w4NZ8)

748 Bonjour Original G the French Model

Posted by: ThunderB at May 04, 2016 07:41 AM (zOTsN)

749 on the bright side, I've been on-call for over a week, right in the middle of a clinical systems upgrade and last night was the first time I didn't get called in the middle of the night.

Posted by: Grump928(C) French model at May 04, 2016 07:42 AM (rwI+c)

750 I don't think peaches came back after that. That bummed me out

Posted by: ThunderB at May 04, 2016 07:42 AM (zOTsN)

751 Perceived influence IS influence. People listen because they think that they ought to listen. What happens when they decide there is no reason to continue listening?

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 04, 2016 07:38 AM (bZ7mE)

The words never translated in any concrete action. The influence was purely an illusion. We had the influence to elect a lot of flowery speeches but nothing else.

We understand that now. Party over?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Evil So Con at May 04, 2016 07:43 AM (WVsWD)

752 I had forgotten how it felt to get eight hours of sleep.

Posted by: Grump928(C) French model at May 04, 2016 07:43 AM (rwI+c)

753 Bernie Sanders went there:

Sanders said. They will go into areas that I have chosen not to go into. They will be talking about emails. They will be talking about the Clinton foundation.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at May 04, 2016 07:12 AM (iONHu)



He should have done that from the beginning. He might have won more states. He's had tons of momentum and could have beaten her if he didn't run such a rotten campaign

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 04, 2016 07:43 AM (45oDG)

754 The Donald does not see it as ironic that in the same breath he complains about politicians who once attacked him now wanting to endorse him, he also says how much he now "respects" Ted Cruz. Really, Donald?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 04, 2016 07:43 AM (EZebt)

755 Pro lifers need to proceed in increments they can win.

Start with third trimester abortions. If everyone could just focus on banning late term abortions, it would be relatively easy to get practically all of public opinion in line.

The far left will argue that it's a "slippery slope" and the far right will always go back to the moment of conception argument, but the vast majority can agree, if people limit the scope of the discussion, to stopping late abortions.

One win at a time. Take the opportunity to educate, gain hearts and minds.

Then move to the next battle.

Posted by: jwest at May 04, 2016 07:44 AM (Zs4uk)

756 Leave office in January and blame others

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 04, 2016 07:36 AM (45oDG)

Won't be much of a stretch with boehner/ryan and mcconnell still around.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Evil So Con at May 04, 2016 07:45 AM (WVsWD)

757 The post column is about how the Republican Party refused to rally around Cruz and would rather lose this round than have Cruz and his supporters be important in the party

The republicans writ this.

Posted by: ThunderB at May 04, 2016 07:45 AM (zOTsN)

758 I think you misunderstood the argument. What he was saying is that pro-lifers WILL compromise, despite the fact that common wisdom has said for decades that they will not. Now that the cat is out of the bag, there is no reason to assume that other pro-aborts can run and win if they are appealing in other ways. Ergo, as a practical matter, the pro-lifers just lost a considerable amount of influence.

I don't see how he is wrong, unfortunately.
Posted by: Grey Fox at May 04, 2016 07:28 AM (bZ7mE)

I don't think you understood my argument. Yes, they can be bargained with in extreme circumstances. And even then, only a portion of them will defect. Plus the ones defecting are more of "lose the battle, win the war" types. In other words, they can be bargained with if you stick a gun to their head.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at May 04, 2016 07:46 AM (n2GmV)

759 @730 the problem is the assumption that Trump is pro abortion and that pro lifers either know that and accept it or are too dumb to know it and are duped.

Well.

You know who was pro abortion prior to being pro life? George H W Bush.

Who pro lifers supported enthusiastically.

Posted by: blaster at May 04, 2016 07:47 AM (2Ocf1)

760 Labour doubles down on stupid:

Suspended Labour councillor Shah Hussain has been on the Daily Politics to defend comparing a Jewish footballer to Hitler. Apparently he is the victim of a "witchhunt"" "I'm a Muslim councillor and therefore my comments have been taken out of context".

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 04, 2016 07:47 AM (iQIUe)

761 @754

GHW Bush attacked Reagan during the primaries then ended up as his VP.

So political consiferations and party unity sometimes require the hatchet to be buried and to let go of bad feelings.

Now Reagan taking Bush as his VP was a collosal mistake but that the way it is sometimes

Posted by: Kreplach at May 04, 2016 07:52 AM (WVvzl)

762 You know who was pro abortion prior to being pro life? George H W Bush.

He also laid out a convincing rationale for his conversion. Trump has not. He just ... changed his mind apparently.

As I've noted before, I'm a Single Issue on abortion, but very forgiving when people change.

Posted by: Grump928(C) French model at May 04, 2016 07:53 AM (rwI+c)

763 Fuck Trump.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at May 04, 2016 07:53 AM (eHpnh)

764 761 Now Reagan taking Bush as his VP was a collosal mistake but that the way it is sometimes

Posted by: Kreplach at May 04, 2016 07:52 AM (WVvzl)

If I recall correctly Bush was forced on Reagan by the RNCe. He did not want him.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 07:53 AM (vvmPQ)

765 Good morning. "This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it."


Some days are harder than others Lord. Help me.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 04, 2016 07:54 AM (dFi94)

766
Two more Labour Councillors suspended for ranting and raving about Jews. Apparently, Jews are Hitler and Americans are all in the pocket of the Jewish lobby. LOL

Tomorrow is a big election. I sure hope London doesnt elect a Muslim mayor who was recently exposed for calling moderate muslims "uncle toms."

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 04, 2016 07:55 AM (iQIUe)

767 Forget it BWW. It's not called Londonistan for nothing.

Sadly.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Evil So Con at May 04, 2016 07:56 AM (WVsWD)

768 da dump

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 07:56 AM (vvmPQ)

769 764
If I recall correctly Bush was forced on Reagan by the RNCe. He did not want him.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2016 07:53 AM (vvmPQ)


That's true, and it was Bush who described Reagan's economic policies as "voodoo economics" during the primary.

Posted by: rickl at May 04, 2016 07:57 AM (sdi6R)

770
You know who was pro abortion prior to being pro life? George H W Bush.


>>>>>>>>>


Huh.

Posted by: Mitt Romney at May 04, 2016 08:00 AM (Gwldq)

771 The words never translated in any concrete action. The influence was
purely an illusion. We had the influence to elect a lot of flowery
speeches but nothing else.


At the very least it kept the issue on the front burner, and there have been some gains made on the ground level. I agree that it would have been good to see more concrete action, but the scope for that on a national level was pretty limited, as others have pointed out.


Posted by: Grey Fox at May 04, 2016 08:00 AM (bZ7mE)

772 A ban on all weddings? We should do that here, since marriage ceased to have any meaning after June 2015.

Posted by: CrustyB at May 04, 2016 10:03 AM (GvSpB)

773 Bleah.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 04, 2016 10:09 AM (EzgxV)

774 Sorry for leaving out a special group last night.

Hugs to the parents who gave up their child for adoption. You did a tough act of love in your child's best interest.

Posted by: HopefulMonster Bravely supporting kittens at May 04, 2016 11:29 AM (1D4Ef)

775 "World War II was also one of the few wars in history in which the losers, Japan and Germany, lost far fewer lives than did the winners."

That is because of the horrendous losses suffered by the Red Army. The Soviets lost perhaps 10 MM from combat and a total of 28 MM from all causes. The Red Army lost 10 MM primarily due to imcompetence during the first 2 years and a total disregard for casualities starting with Stalin and working its way down the chain of command.

Posted by: Michael K at May 04, 2016 06:11 PM (YXlRz)

776 "Swedish men should stop jerking off in public places or having unprotected sex and start donating sperm to help single women have babies, argues Stockholm-based writer Matilda Karlsson"

Sweden eliminated confidential sperm donation back in 1980 and as can be predicted sperm donations plummeted. Men don't want to face the progeny of their donation. There is a 18 month waiting list for sperm in Sweden.

Posted by: Michael K at May 04, 2016 06:14 PM (YXlRz)

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