ONT 5/15/16 - Fast, Hard & Dirty edition [krakatoa]

Like I like my coffee.

A week from now, I'm heading to Houston. I think I have been in most the "sanctuary" cities so far, and without exception, they have all stunk. I mean literally. San Francisco didn't have far to fall to hit bottom, but they made the leap anyway, and the last time I was there just a few months ago, the stench of human excrement was pervasive.

I must say, when I first heard the term "Sanctuary city", I had a completely different set of expectations, and while not all of them were "clean"...

I'd like versions one through five as well, thank you very much.

...none of them included having to weave carefully to avoid literally stepping in human crap.

I guess that's just my white privilege talking.


That picture of Jessica 6 was found at what may just be my next big internet time-sink: Space 1970. "Celebrating the Science Fiction Films & Television of the Polyester Era."

Back when entertainment more pure, and you didn't have to have 20% of a movie's dialogue dedicated to the social "injustice" that is all the current rage amongst the ever wilting intellectual class.

I rarely go see any movies in the theater anymore because of this. I actually have better luck in B-movies. Just saw something recently that I would highly recommend. A zombie flick (yes, I know... here he goes with zombies again)... but wait, it's different, but also the same.

It's an Australian flick called Wyrmwood, Road of the Dead, and I swear to you, it is far better than you have any right to expect, much less deserve. Yeah, it's got that guy in it that I think must be contractually mandated to be in every Australian flick
but admit it, you love him every time you see him.

Here's the trailer:


Anyone paying attention to the EMT today would have noted that this weekend was dedicated to the proposition that my body is subject to any abuse in the pursuit of a better landscape.

And I almost wish that was a euphemism for pedicures, body hair removal and perfumes.

Alas, I am both too manly...

...and too married to be allowed to enjoy the soft lifestyle of "modern man", and instead spend far more time than I'd care to admit digging holes, filling holes, building raised beds, rebuilding bad first attempts at raised beds, roto-tilling, post-hole digging... well, you get the picture.

My goal is to someday have several manicured areas on the property that are fairly self-sufficient, outside of some occasional weeding and the application of fresh mulch.

So I'd love Buchart Gardens...

Well worth a visit if you are in that part of the world.

I'd take a pretty well cared for median...


A little narrow for a picnic and a game of badminton, but I'd deal.

...And I'll probably get heat stroke and debilitating muskuloskeletal pain.


This episode of ONT was brought to you (mostly) commercial free courtesy of the generous donations of people like you. *

Also brought to you by pain.

* Yes, the term "you get what you paid for" is clearly applicable.

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1 Ola!

Posted by: Monsters Inc at May 15, 2016 09:53 PM (7lVbc)

2 Oh, rats, first time I'm first and I have a sock on.

Posted by: @votermom at May 15, 2016 09:55 PM (7lVbc)

3 Is it worse you had a sock on, or that you are pretty much talking to yourself at this point?

Posted by: krakatoa at May 15, 2016 09:58 PM (RCS9o)

4 Run Logan run.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 15, 2016 09:59 PM (k4M/B)

5 It's better to have a sock on when talking to myself, because then I can have different voices.
I do Sully, then Mike Wazowski, you know...

Posted by: @votermom at May 15, 2016 09:59 PM (7lVbc)

6 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 15, 2016 09:59 PM (KCxzN)

7 Oh, dear Lord, I'm not going to get any sleep tonight. What I was fearing in the back of my head has come to pass, my mother is getting paranoid. She didn't want to take her bedtime meds. What are you trying to do to me, she asked?

She took them, but was giving me looks. This may get out of hand quickly.

I'm going to have to be very careful, very careful indeed. My father is with her now, trying to get her calmed down.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 15, 2016 10:00 PM (DW+jj)

8 Isn't a poopie city just a part of our rich, vibrant tapestry?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 15, 2016 10:00 PM (k4M/B)

9 Prayers for you, publius.

Posted by: @votermom at May 15, 2016 10:01 PM (7lVbc)

10 Dobryy vecher, moyi druzh'ya!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 15, 2016 10:02 PM (kP16F)

11 Prayers from here as well, publius!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 15, 2016 10:02 PM (wYnyS)

12 Have the banhammer ready, Krakatoa, judging from the previous open thread.

Posted by: zombie john singer sargent at May 15, 2016 10:04 PM (PLnZs)

13 People keep using that word "sanctuary", I don't think it means what they think it means!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 15, 2016 10:04 PM (wYnyS)

14 Woot woot ONT

Sounds like a busy weekend for the Krak

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 15, 2016 10:04 PM (voOPb)

15 Pain is good.

Posted by: Au Bon Pain at May 15, 2016 10:04 PM (wF15t)

16 Here is the "News of the Week" compilation of the news.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=11807

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 15, 2016 10:04 PM (vBeA5)

17 Crack-a-toe ah? Sounds painful.

Posted by: Au Bon Pain at May 15, 2016 10:06 PM (wF15t)

18 Publius, prayers from this quarter as well. May God calm your mother and restore her reason, and grant you all His wisdom and strength.

Posted by: Emmie at May 15, 2016 10:06 PM (rRHdN)

19 Winter is coming.

Posted by: eman at May 15, 2016 10:07 PM (MQEz6)

20 Desyatyy... Otlichno!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at May 15, 2016 10:07 PM (kP16F)

21 Publius if your mom is waking up in the night maybe a baby monitor will be useful in the short term so you can get some sleep.
Until you figure out what's going on with her meds etc.

Posted by: @votermom at May 15, 2016 10:07 PM (7lVbc)

22 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 15, 2016 10:00 PM (DW+jj)



I can only imagine what you're going through.

The guy in the cubicle next to mine is dealing with a similar situation. His MIL lives him and his wife and she's suffering from severe dementia. Two or three times a week he's on the phone with either his wife or directly with his MIL getting her calmed down; for some reason she reacts better to him than to her daughter. The shittiest part, he told me, was having to tell her every day that her husband had died.


I keep thinking, "there but for the grace of God go I" as my mother ages.


Posted by: Country Singer at May 15, 2016 10:08 PM (GUBah)

23 Krak, please stomp (wF15T). Same troll as the last thread (yUr4f).

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 15, 2016 10:08 PM (YLidQ)

24 Anybody heard of this movie? I found the trailer at Francis W. Porretto's site.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5263wZkyrcg

Posted by: rickl at May 15, 2016 10:08 PM (sdi6R)

25 15 Pain is good

--
It is actually. Make a you know you're alive.

Posted by: @votermom at May 15, 2016 10:09 PM (7lVbc)

26 I WANT THAT FUCKING PONCHO!

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, twice as smug as you at May 15, 2016 10:11 PM (rwI+c)

27 krakatoa, condolences on your yard work travails

I have yet to seriously tinker with my yard this summer, and when I do, I know I'm gonna be in pain :/

Posted by: chemjeff - Libertarian at May 15, 2016 10:11 PM (uAvJJ)

28 publius, just sent up a barrage of prayers and will keep doing so. Maybe for the next set of meds it will be better if your dad takes them to her?

I'm praying for peace for your mom right this very moment, and that you all will sleep through the night.

Posted by: bluebell at May 15, 2016 10:11 PM (2WwbN)

29 Publius, that does not sound good. Prayers for you and Mom and Dad.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 15, 2016 10:11 PM (6IPEM)

30 I still eat the gristle, the burnt parts and the fat. It all goes down the hatch. I can't recall any of the other stuff.

Posted by: Modern Man at May 15, 2016 10:12 PM (wF15t)

31 19 Winter is coming.

Posted by: eman at May 15, 2016 10:07 PM (MQEz6)

Never fucking left

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 15, 2016 10:12 PM (voOPb)

32 publius, I am so sorry :/

Posted by: chemjeff - Libertarian at May 15, 2016 10:12 PM (uAvJJ)

33 When you get older you realize that pain quotation is not accurate.

The actual facts are:

Pain is just weakness leaving your body to go to Art school, and when it runs out of money it is moving back to live in your basement with its pregnant girlfriend, Arthritis.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 15, 2016 10:12 PM (ry34m)

34 Posted by: Kindltot at May 15, 2016 10:12 PM (ry34m)

Oh, how I wish I could laugh at that!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 15, 2016 10:14 PM (wYnyS)

35 25 15 Pain is good
----------
It is actually. Make a you know you're alive.
Posted by: @votermom
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Paint don't hurt.

Posted by: Dalton at May 15, 2016 10:14 PM (A65Sb)

36 I was going to ask why hasn't there been a Six Million Dollar Man movie but the googles tell me that Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg are planning to sully my memories with The Six Billion Dollar Man.

http://bit.ly/1Xtsbpo

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, twice as smug as you at May 15, 2016 10:16 PM (rwI+c)

37 Hola all.

Almost done with my move. Having done this now 3 times in 8 months, the novelty has worn off.

Posted by: Blano at May 15, 2016 10:16 PM (heN73)

38 publius, my thoughts and prayers are with you both.

Posted by: FCF at May 15, 2016 10:16 PM (kejii)

39 F you, autocucumber!
Good grief! Paint? Really?

Posted by: Chi at May 15, 2016 10:17 PM (A65Sb)

40 Painfulness is next to godliness, which is why I must take a holy book and convert non-believers by beating them about the head and shoulders with it so the message sinks in

Posted by: derit at May 15, 2016 10:17 PM (OC+TJ)

41 Blano, do you get to stay put for awhile now?

Posted by: Emmie at May 15, 2016 10:17 PM (rRHdN)

42 So I'd love Buchart Gardens...

That looks Dr. Seuss-y. Are those colors actual?

Posted by: t-bird at May 15, 2016 10:17 PM (w/iDp)

43 I *still* need to watch Meet The Feebles. NZ co-worker lent me the DVD.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 15, 2016 10:17 PM (6FqZa)

44 39 F you, autocucumber!
Good grief! Paint? Really?

--

I was trying to figure out the pun.
Paint - ARThritis maybe?

Posted by: @votermom at May 15, 2016 10:18 PM (7lVbc)

45 I am a grown woman, and Monsters Inc makes me cry at the end ("Kitty!"). Heck, so does How To Train Your Dragon (the father thinking he's lost his son), Bolt (the dog lying down to comfort his dying mistress) and....


Kids' movies make me cry, but I'm kind of doomed, since I have a three-year-old with a decent attention span.

Posted by: pookysgirl at May 15, 2016 10:18 PM (EgeHs)

46 Almost done with my move. Having done this now 3 times in 8 months, the novelty has worn off.
Posted by: Blano at May 15, 2016 10:16 PM (heN73)

****

Sorry man. That sucks.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 15, 2016 10:18 PM (YLidQ)

47 My brother had an awesome idea for a Six Million Dollar man remake, but in today's dollars, so his bionics are cut-rate in quality, and hilarity ensues.

But he's busy flying Black Hawks. Maybe I should do it.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at May 15, 2016 10:19 PM (eETxG)

48 Kids' movies make me cry, but I'm kind of doomed, since I have a three-year-old with a decent attention span.

Up has the saddest opening of any kid's movie I have ever seen.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, twice as smug as you at May 15, 2016 10:19 PM (rwI+c)

49 Posted by: rickl at May 15, 2016 10:08 PM (sdi6R)



Hmmm, not playing anywhere close to me. Guess I'll be waiting for it to show up on Netflix or Amazon.


Posted by: Country Singer at May 15, 2016 10:19 PM (GUBah)

50 >>>> Almost done with my move. Having done this now 3 times in 8 months, the novelty has worn off.
Posted by: Blano at May 15, 2016 10:16
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What's causing all the moves in such a short period? And, yeah, that sucks. I hope your destination this time is at least a nice place to live

Posted by: L, Elle at May 15, 2016 10:20 PM (6IPEM)

51 It only hurts 'til the pain goes away.

Posted by: t-bird at May 15, 2016 10:21 PM (w/iDp)

52 Blano, do you get to stay put for awhile now?
Posted by: Emmie at May 15, 2016 10:17 PM (rRHdN)

I'm not sure at this point. It's not a bad place, but kinda pricey for my current income. Problem was I didn't have much notice to get out of the current digs.

This place puts me too close to breakeven, and saving money is out the window while I'm here, so I may keep looking for something decent, cheaper, and/or maybe out in the country.

Rents here are getting ridiculous (DFW).

Posted by: Blano at May 15, 2016 10:21 PM (heN73)

53 Is Jim Gilmore (endorsed Trump today) related to Gary Gilmore?

Asking for a fiend.

Posted by: Meremortal at May 15, 2016 10:21 PM (3myMJ)

54 publius, prayers & best wishes.

I hate to say it,but it won't get any easier if you're talking about dementia

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 15, 2016 10:21 PM (voOPb)

55
I was trying to figure out the pun.
Paint - ARThritis maybe?
Posted by: @votermom
---------------
It was a stupid quote from Roadhouse. "Pain don't hurt" - while Kelly Lynch was stitching up Dalton after a bar fight.
The Puffy Scamper wouldve caught that quote, but I can't say who else might.

Posted by: Chi at May 15, 2016 10:22 PM (A65Sb)

56 oh yeah, some of those Pixar movies have incredibly poignant moments. I love watching them, but it kind of ruins my stoic demenor.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at May 15, 2016 10:22 PM (eETxG)

57 Up has the saddest opening of any kid's movie I have ever seen.
Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, twice as smug as you at May 15, 2016 10:19 PM (rwI+c)
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Oh my gosh, I didn't think I was going to make it through those first 20 minutes. I was absolutely gutted.

Posted by: bluebell at May 15, 2016 10:23 PM (2WwbN)

58 Man, what a city. You press a couple of buttons and up pops Jenny Agutter.

Neat little place. It even has it's own amusement ride.

Posted by: mrp at May 15, 2016 10:23 PM (JBggj)

59 Thanks all. I need wisdom, as much I can muster. I felt something from my mother I've never in my life felt before. Hostility. When I've felt that before, a fist was usually about to come my way.

"You're going to put me away, aren't you?". And in response to what I said to that, "You're getting very technical in your talk, aren't you?" And strong hostility.

Her mind is becoming very sick indeed.

Again, thanks to all. I'm going to have to be very careful, very careful indeed, and get her help quickly. And competent help. Pray that I achieve that.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 15, 2016 10:24 PM (DW+jj)

60 Jenny Agutter, 1979.

Perfect.

Posted by: eman at May 15, 2016 10:24 PM (MQEz6)

61 Up has the saddest opening of any kid's movie I have ever seen. Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, twice as smug as you at May 15, 2016 10:19 PM (rwI+c)

Oh my goodness, yes. We BOTH cried.

Posted by: pookysgirl at May 15, 2016 10:24 PM (EgeHs)

62 Jim Gilmore (endorsed Trump today)

If you look *really* closely, that moved the needle.

Posted by: t-bird at May 15, 2016 10:24 PM (w/iDp)

63 When I was a kid we lived near a drive in theater. my brother would sneak out and watch Logan's Run during its run, depsite our dad's admonitions we would not do that. I have had a very enduring crush on on Jenny Agutter ever since.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at May 15, 2016 10:27 PM (eETxG)

64 Yo, Peeps.

Posted by: fluffy at May 15, 2016 10:28 PM (2hcmo)

65 Mark Steyn is in for Rush Limbaugh tomorrow and Tuesday.

Prayers for all who need them; God knows where He is needed the most.

Good night, everyone.

Posted by: bluebell at May 15, 2016 10:28 PM (2WwbN)

66 Logan's Run also has Farrah Fawcett at her peak hawtness.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 15, 2016 10:29 PM (EZebt)

67 This Wednesday Girl928 and the Heiress are flying in to visit all the relatives that haven't yet met Her Grace. I will have to drive her all over the South. I'll be on the road for 10 days. On the plus side, Less-than-Satisfactory-Son-in-Law will not be coming so we shall have lots of time with Her Awesomeness.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, twice as smug as you at May 15, 2016 10:30 PM (Q44iK)

68 Almost done with my move. Having done this now 3 times in 8 months, the novelty has worn off.
Posted by: Blano at May 15, 2016 10:16
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What's causing all the moves in such a short period? And, yeah, that sucks. I hope your destination this time is at least a nice place to live
Posted by: L, Elle at May 15, 2016 10:20 PM (6IPEM)

Well first off I decided to bail on my apartment and try the room renting off Craigslist, which a friend of mine had done a couple times with good success. Thus move #1.

Rented a room in a nice house in a small town from a gal I never saw. Few months later gal gave up on the payments and gave it back to the bank. Had to be out in a couple weeks. Thus Move #2.

Got lucky with this one and moved in with a guy from church who didn't charge me any rent. Perfect situation. A few weeks later, guy meets girl.

At first I'm living at the place by myself, as he's with her 24/7 almost from the start. Another perfect situation for me. Around May 5th he texts me he's putting the house up for sale and I have to be out by the 18th, this coming Wednesday. Just getting in under the deadline.

That brings us to Move #3, which as I said isn't bad, but stretches my budget. So I may need to keep my eyes open still, we'll see.

Posted by: Blano at May 15, 2016 10:30 PM (heN73)

69 Renew!

Renew!

Posted by: eman at May 15, 2016 10:31 PM (MQEz6)

70 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 15, 2016 10:00 PM (DW+jj)
Prayers for you and your mother and father.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 15, 2016 10:32 PM (egOGm)

71 I have a question for the Horde member who are more sophisticated than me (that would be most of you.)

I cover the front desk on Saturdays at a real estate office. This is so the main office manager doesn't have to work six days a week. I texted her Saturday because the realtor on floor duty (to receive incoming calls and walkins) had set up an amplifier with guitar and microphone just outside our front door and was singing to attract attention. This meant I couldn't hear what callers were saying. (This realtor has a reputation for being completely clueless about how her actions affect others.) I had a lot of work to do and ended up wasting a lot of time trying to negotiate an arrangement where the realtor could conduct her concert and I could still hear our callers. Anyway, things got a little awkward when I tried to redirect the realtor to more appropriate behavior.

The office manager knew something was up because I texted to ask if the concert had been cleared with someone. Also, I suspect the realtor is going to be complaining about me.

Anyway, I don't have much contact with the office manager because we work the same hours in different offices, so I thought I should email her about the incident. I tried to tell the story factually without trying to make the realtor look bad. Do you all think I should send the office manager this email to tell the story from my perspective? She's basically my boss.

Posted by: Emmie at May 15, 2016 10:32 PM (rRHdN)

72 If you like your bionics you can keep your bionics.

Posted by: Dr. Rudy Wells at May 15, 2016 10:33 PM (k4M/B)

73 I'm an (almost) old, grey, straight man, and I am not afraid to admit that I cry at many kids' movies.
Anything with a boy & his dog? Homeward Bound? Forget it...

And, for my own reasons, any movie about a man & his Dad?
(Frequency, Field of Dreams, blahblahblah) - it's dumb, but it is what it is.

Posted by: Chi at May 15, 2016 10:34 PM (A65Sb)

74 That brings us to Move #3, which as I said isn't bad, but stretches my budget. So I may need to keep my eyes open still, we'll see.
Posted by: Blano at May 15, 2016 10:30 PM (heN73)

****

Most states have very protective of the tenant laws and policies. Usually 90 days plus notice is required to vacate, in most cases a lot more. Have you investigated any of this?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 15, 2016 10:34 PM (YLidQ)

75 Forget all the red tape, and kabong that shit, pronto

Posted by: derit at May 15, 2016 10:35 PM (OC+TJ)

76 One of the the things I fear the most is having to get EMS out her with a "hostile or violent person" call. That will likely bring the cop shop as well as the firemen, and I do not want that. God I hope, I've got all the guns up and haven't forgotten one. I did that earlier in the month just as precaution with her.

But some cop sees a gun out, he might just shoot us all up. Nope, not gonna let a cop come, no matter what. I'll just lie on top of her and let her flail at me if I have to, rather than that. And my father can call EMS and not mention that.

But I don't know really what the actual procedure usually is, though.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 15, 2016 10:35 PM (DW+jj)

77 Anyway, I don't have much contact with the office
manager because we work the same hours in different offices, so I
thought I should email her about the incident. I tried to tell the story
factually without trying to make the realtor look bad. Do you all think
I should send the office manager this email to tell the story from my
perspective? She's basically my boss.
Posted by: Emmie at May 15, 2016 10:32 PM (rRHdN)



It is better to hear it from you as well. Remember the phrase, "because of the noise outside the door I was unable to do the work you paid me to do"

Posted by: Kindltot at May 15, 2016 10:36 PM (ry34m)

78 I sniffled during Always. Dead Richard Dreyfuss still pining for Holly Hunter and having to look out for his replacement.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, twice as smug as you at May 15, 2016 10:36 PM (Q44iK)

79 Goodnight, BlueBell.

Love Mark Steyn; he's my favorite guest host. Too bad I now work during Rush hours. My last chance to hear him is 2-5pm and I finish work at 5:30pm.

Posted by: Emmie at May 15, 2016 10:36 PM (rRHdN)

80 Anyone else watch Game of Thrones tonight?

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at May 15, 2016 10:37 PM (MNgU2)

81 @71 - YES!!!! Office Manager needs to know that Guitar Realtor is acting inappropriately and unprofessionally. It reflects poorly on the entire office and brokerage.

Posted by: biancaneve at May 15, 2016 10:37 PM (sjq9T)

82 Up has the saddest opening of any kid's movie I have ever seen.

Walt Disney movies are all late 40's European cinema in reverse. They start soul crushingly, miserably sad, then morose leading up to a climax followed by wistful happiness, - FIN -.

Posted by: bananaDream at May 15, 2016 10:38 PM (Ag8Mw)

83 I texted her Saturday because the realtor on floor duty (to receive
incoming calls and walkins) had set up an amplifier with guitar and
microphone just outside our front door and was singing to attract
attention. This meant I couldn't hear what callers were saying. (This
realtor has a reputation for being completely clueless about how her
actions affect others.)
============

First, the moron reaction ... is the realtor hot?

Second, I'd tell the the office manager that you have a hearing problem when dealing with potential clients because the realtor's amp volume makes phone conversations very difficult. Ask for some sound-proof foam boards. to place around your desk.

Posted by: mrp at May 15, 2016 10:38 PM (JBggj)

84 Thanks, Kindltot. I didn't know what the usual procedure is when there is a dust-up between co-workers. I didn't want to sound defensive or like a whiner.

Posted by: Emmie at May 15, 2016 10:39 PM (rRHdN)

85 @71

Yes Emmie

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 15, 2016 10:39 PM (voOPb)

86 Posted by: Chi at May 15, 2016 10:34 PM (A65Sb)

Animated Bolt made me choke up at the end when he saved his girl.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at May 15, 2016 10:39 PM (MNgU2)

87 83
First, the moron reaction ... is the realtor hot?
Posted by: mrp at May 15, 2016 10:38 PM (JBggj)


Second reaction: Is she any good musically?

Posted by: rickl at May 15, 2016 10:40 PM (sdi6R)

88 Publius, prayers up for you and yours. Dad's not that bad but I can very directly identify with what you're going through. (He's been better since the infection cleared up though.)

Posted by: Brother Cavil at May 15, 2016 10:40 PM (D0J8L)

89 Of all the Human Resources heroes in legend and song, there's none as brave as El Kabong

Posted by: derit at May 15, 2016 10:41 PM (OC+TJ)

90 Thanks for feedback, Horde. I know we have a wide range of experiences around here. I don't have much experience working in offices and want to make sure I am not being inappropriate.

Posted by: Emmie at May 15, 2016 10:42 PM (rRHdN)

91 Well, I've got my cousin who lives about a mile away (he retired and moved back home) and a closer neighbor on alert if I need help. I hated to bother them this late, but I'd do it for them, they know it and we have helped each other out.

They'll be ready if I need some able bodied assistance. With this damnable arthritis of mine, I don't really meet that standard. Nor does my 88 year old father.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 15, 2016 10:43 PM (DW+jj)

92 The realtor is cute with some unconventional features. Her voice could be very nice with training.

Posted by: Emmie at May 15, 2016 10:44 PM (rRHdN)

93 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 15, 2016 10:35 PM (DW+jj)

And cops are singularly ill-equipped to deal with the mentally ill. They show up in full battle rattle, shouting and scaring the shit out of people that are already agitated, instead of trying to deescalate the situation. Some cities are trying to do a better job with this, but by and large they're way behind the curve.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 15, 2016 10:45 PM (0mRoj)

94 Well first off I decided to bail on my apartment and try the room renting off Craigslist, which a friend of mine had done a couple times with good success. Thus move #1.

Rented a room in a nice house in a small town from a gal I never saw. Few months later gal gave up on the payments and gave it back to the bank. Had to be out in a couple weeks. Thus Move #2.

Got lucky with this one and moved in with a guy from church who didn't charge me any rent. Perfect situation. A few weeks later, guy meets girl.

At first I'm living at the place by myself, as he's with her 24/7 almost from the start. Another perfect situation for me. Around May 5th he texts me he's putting the house up for sale and I have to be out by the 18th, this coming Wednesday. Just getting in under the deadline.

That brings us to Move #3, which as I said isn't bad, but stretches my budget. So I may need to keep my eyes open still, we'll see.

Posted by: Blano at May 15, 2016 10:30 PM (heN73)

++++

One of the problems with renting a room instead of an apartment is you have less legal protections Even still, it sounds like you should be getting more notice. It also sounds like you might be just going with verbal agreements instead of written ones.I would make sure you get a written agreement going forward. At least you will have something in writing stating that they must give you 30-days notice (or whatever you agree to).

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 15, 2016 10:46 PM (R+30W)

95 Most states have very protective of the tenant laws and policies. Usually 90 days plus notice is required to vacate, in most cases a lot more. Have you investigated any of this?
Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 15, 2016 10:34 PM (YLidQ)

No, I know I could have put up some kind of fight, but I just didn't want to deal with the drama or hassle.

Posted by: Blano at May 15, 2016 10:47 PM (heN73)

96 Posted by: Emmie at May 15, 2016 10:32 PM (rRHdN)

Grab the guitar and smash it like Bluto in Animal House.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 15, 2016 10:47 PM (0mRoj)

97 When I moved to CO, I had a written agreement with the couple who lived here. Three months. Worked out okay (survived it, anyway).

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 15, 2016 10:48 PM (6FqZa)

98 Walt Disney movies are all late 40's European cinema in reverse.

So Disney's The Bicycle Thieves would have the man and boy catch the criminal and beat him to death while singing? I'd watch that

Posted by: derit at May 15, 2016 10:49 PM (OC+TJ)

99
Grab the guitar and smash it like Bluto in Animal House.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 15, 2016 10:47 PM (0mRoj)

Okay, my judgement is a little off, but I do know better than that.

Posted by: Emmie at May 15, 2016 10:49 PM (rRHdN)

100 And speaking of being too married to a lifestyle...

It's Sunday and I'm all out of Val-U-Rite. Tomorrow is not going to be a good day, I can tell already.

Posted by: Saber Alter at May 15, 2016 10:49 PM (Z8ySM)

101 One of the problems with renting a room instead of an apartment is you have less legal protections Even still, it sounds like you should be getting more notice. It also sounds like you might be just going with verbal agreements instead of written ones.I would make sure you get a written agreement going forward. At least you will have something in writing stating that they must give you 30-days notice (or whatever you agree to).

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 15, 2016 10:46 PM (R+30W)

Yeah the first two were verbal, this one the homeowner is going more by the book with a written agreement.

Posted by: Blano at May 15, 2016 10:49 PM (heN73)

102 I'm racking my brain trying to figure out if I said something that triggered the paranoia. I was discussing what we were going to do with my father, and I have may talked too loud. She may have heard "psychiatrist" or something, and that set her off "He thinks I'm crazy....he's going to put me away".

I just don't know.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 15, 2016 10:50 PM (DW+jj)

103 The realtor is cute with some unconventional features. Her voice could be very nice with training.
Posted by: Emmie at May 15, 2016 10:44 PM (rRHdN)

Unconventional features?

Posted by: Blano at May 15, 2016 10:50 PM (heN73)

104 Blano, she has pretty features but an odd profile.

Posted by: Emmie at May 15, 2016 10:51 PM (rRHdN)

105 Unconventional features?

It's her cock, isn't it?

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at May 15, 2016 10:51 PM (w/iDp)

106 Trigglypuff Realtors.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 15, 2016 10:51 PM (k4M/B)

107 I'm racking my brain trying to figure out if I said something that triggered the paranoia.
=============

My mother died from Alzheimers complications. The first step is not to blame yourself.

Posted by: mrp at May 15, 2016 10:52 PM (JBggj)

108 104 Blano, she has pretty features but an odd profile.


Posted by: Emmie at May 15, 2016 10:51 PM (rRHdN)



Of course she'd have an "odd profile", after you've shoved that damn guitar up her ass.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 15, 2016 10:54 PM (McRlu)

109 Wow...ONT is early tonight.

Posted by: Sixkiller at May 15, 2016 10:54 PM (pcyHg)

110 The realtor is cute with some unconventional features. Her voice could be very nice with training.

I'll be her Band-aide, it'll be like Almost Famous if Penny Lane gagged and tied Russell, throwing him into her van and disappearing him better than Jim Morrison in bubbly bath tub

Posted by: derit at May 15, 2016 10:54 PM (OC+TJ)

111 Of course she'd have an "odd profile", after you've shoved that damn guitar up her ass.
===============

Don't fret!

Posted by: mrp at May 15, 2016 10:55 PM (JBggj)

112 How very weird. I was just thinking yesterday about how "Liberal" cities always smell of urine or sewage. My last trip to San Francisco was tarnished by the ever-present scent of urine wafting on the breeze, and further dulled by Obama fundraising a block away, then keeping me stuck on the tarmac an hour while AF1 maneuvered and finally took off. Barely made my connection in Seattle, but that didn't bother Barry.

Austin, where my son lives, has the sewage smell. The only reason I can tolerate Austin is because my offspring is there. Otherwise, I'd give it a wide berth. Austin's traffic has been intolerable since I lived in San Antonio in the 80's and periodically drove up I-35 on the way to the in-laws.

Now, I'm north of Houston. Even though Houston had "two mommies" and now has another brain dead Dem mayor, I don't think it stinks. Not like Austin or SF, anyway. YMMV. Hope you have a good trip here.

Posted by: MathMom at May 15, 2016 10:55 PM (EE96d)

113 So I'd love Buchart Gardens...

That looks Dr. Seuss-y. Are those colors actual?

Posted by: t-bird at May 15, 2016 10:17 PM (w/iDp)


It's Butchart Gardens, with a "t" in it. And yes, it looks like that. Victoria, B.C. The sunken garden in Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver, B.C. is pretty nifty, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 15, 2016 10:55 PM (y9onC)

114 So Disney's The Bicycle Thieves would have the man and boy catch the criminal and beat him to death while singing?

Yes exactly! They rifle through his pockets for enough money to buy back the sheets they hocked with enough change left over to have a fancy meal laughing and singing. -FIN- (tinker bell flies around castle, then fade to blue)

Posted by: bananaDream at May 15, 2016 10:55 PM (Ag8Mw)

115 Hire some homeless dudes to gather around her, wave lighters and shout "Freebird!" as long, loud and obnoxiously as they can.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 15, 2016 10:56 PM (0mRoj)

116 Sounds like there are strings attached

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 15, 2016 10:56 PM (voOPb)

117 I *still* need to watch Meet The Feebles. NZ co-worker lent me the DVD.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo


Awesome flick. I don't imagine Tolien would appreciate that same director adapting his Rings trilogy.

Posted by: angela urkel at May 15, 2016 10:57 PM (wF15t)

118 I'll be her Band-aide, it'll be like Almost Famous if Penny Lane gagged and tied Russell, throwing him into her van and disappearing him better than Jim Morrison in bubbly bath tub
Posted by: derit at May 15, 2016 10:54 PM (OC+TJ)

*****

If anything, it would have been like Penny fitted with a Ring Gag so she could still throw beejers.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 15, 2016 10:57 PM (YLidQ)

119 Emmie, managers hate problems. In my experience they will try to duck them because they don't know what to do either.

So the approach is straight forward:
1) this problem is not my problem this problem is yours because I can't do the job, but if you resolve it I will do the job very well.
2) I have a suggestion to make this go away.
3) I can't do anything, you have to, because I don't have the standing
4) see item #1

There is a lot of interpersonal wrangling that goes on, and the goal in the standard office relationship is to make the other person do the job. A certain proficiency in interpersonal judo techniques are needed.
You are in a subordinate position, however the manager gets the pay and the pickles and wine to make the office run and the people be as happy as possible.

You may be told there is nothing the manager can do (because whatever) and you may have to wrangle with the music fan realtor yourself, and the same approach works as well.

If he is in another unit and has no reason whatsoever to listen to you, then I suppose that officially bites. And yes, I've been there too.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 15, 2016 10:58 PM (ry34m)

120 I am sharing these suggestions with my husband who is one of the realtors there. You guys are cracking us up!

Posted by: Emmie at May 15, 2016 10:58 PM (rRHdN)

121 Animated Bolt made me choke up at the end when he saved his girl.

I'm too much man for that. I didn't cry when Wreck It Ralph destroyed Vanellope's car either.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 15, 2016 10:59 PM (39g3+)

122 Blano,
I'm currently renting a room to a guy.
All verbal. No paperwork. I'm a real dick about it, too, I know.
He has zero rights in my eyes, and he's happy for a warm room with a hot shower. He still doesn't have a key after months, fercryingoutloud.

But I have a strong feeling that you and he are polar opposites, so this doesn't really apply.

Posted by: Chi at May 15, 2016 10:59 PM (A65Sb)

123 Now, I'm north of Houston. Even though Houston had "two mommies" and
now has another brain dead Dem mayor, I don't think it stinks. Not like
Austin or SF, anyway.
=============

I've spent a January week in Chicago
And two days of Houston in August.

Nope. Been there. Done that.

Posted by: mrp at May 15, 2016 11:00 PM (JBggj)

124 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 15, 2016 11:00 PM (T/cxb)

125 Blano...go for the country next time. Very relaxing...get away from the insanity that is DFW.

Posted by: Sixkiller at May 15, 2016 11:01 PM (pcyHg)

126 *waves at math mom at 112 from 45 North*

Lots of rain and storms around Houston the past few days. Not like last year though!

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at May 15, 2016 11:02 PM (C9pBZ)

127 The realtor is cute with some unconventional features. Her voice could be very nice with training.

Posted by: Emmie at May 15, 2016 10:44 PM (rRHdN)


You need to fix her up with a tap-dancing mortgage broker.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 15, 2016 11:02 PM (y9onC)

128 Find a Simon Cowell lookalike to interrupt her performance and tell her "Darling, you are the absolute worst musician I have ever encountered. You sound like you're gargling a cat."

Posted by: Insomniac at May 15, 2016 11:02 PM (0mRoj)

129 Kindltot, the managers hating problems bit was why I was hesitating to send the email. I wrote the part about guitar realtor in green font and said "feel free to ignore green text unless you need to know what happened Saturday." The rest of the email was just a report on what I didn't get done so she would know where to pick up on Monday.

Posted by: Emmie at May 15, 2016 11:03 PM (rRHdN)

130 I'm currently renting a room to a guy.
All verbal. No paperwork. I'm a real dick about it, too, I know.
He has zero rights in my eyes, and he's happy for a warm room with a hot shower. He still doesn't have a key after months, fercryingoutloud.

But I have a strong feeling that you and he are polar opposites, so this doesn't really apply.
Posted by: Chi at May 15, 2016 10:59 PM (A65Sb)

***

Be very careful man. By state law he prolly has more rights than you know. I rent out 6 houses plus half of mine, and tenants almost always have more rights than landlords. This goes for GA, state laws vary.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at May 15, 2016 11:03 PM (YLidQ)

131 If you like your realtor you can keep your realtor.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 15, 2016 11:03 PM (k4M/B)

132 105 Unconventional features?

It's her cock, isn't it?
Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at May 15, 2016 10:51 PM (w/iDp)


Threadwinner!

Posted by: rickl at May 15, 2016 11:03 PM (sdi6R)

133 121 Animated Bolt made me choke up at the end when he saved his girl.

I'm too much man for that. I didn't cry when Wreck It Ralph destroyed Vanellope's car either.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 15, 2016 10:59 PM (39g3+)

Vanellope annoyed the living shit out of me so it didn't upset me at all.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 15, 2016 11:04 PM (0mRoj)

134 I wonder how many homes have been sold by singing realtors?

Posted by: rickl at May 15, 2016 11:04 PM (sdi6R)

135 Oh my sweet Realtor song bird, why won't you play Helter Skelter for me, like you're destined to do for eternity perched in the cage I built especially for you. GET BACK IN THE CAGE, POTTY TIME'S OVER!

Posted by: derit at May 15, 2016 11:05 PM (OC+TJ)

136
And cops are singularly ill-equipped to deal with the mentally ill. They show up in full battle rattle, shouting and scaring the shit out of people that are already agitated, instead of trying to deescalate the situation. Some cities are trying to do a better job with this, but by and large they're way behind the curve.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 15, 2016 10:45 PM (0mRoj)
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To a large extent, we use the criminal justice system to handle the mentally ill. Results: suboptimal.

Posted by: iforgot at May 15, 2016 11:05 PM (5o5ek)

137 134 I wonder how many homes have been sold by singing realtors?
Posted by: rickl at May 15, 2016 11:04 PM (sdi6R)

The roof
The roof
The roof is on fire

Posted by: Insomniac at May 15, 2016 11:06 PM (0mRoj)

138 Rickl, my husband is a professional musician/entertainer and also a realtor. He only gives concerts when someone is paying him to, though.

Posted by: Emmie at May 15, 2016 11:06 PM (rRHdN)

139 G'night, Elizabeth! G'night, Jim-Bob! G'night, Miguel! G'night, Abdullah! G'night, Jame-...uh, I mean, Jenny! Sorry, forgot you're identifying as a "girl", now...

Posted by: John-boy at May 15, 2016 11:06 PM (XHihg)

140 The rest of the email was just a report on what I didn't get done so she would know where to pick up on Monday.
================

I must admit that the music concert is a bit unconventional, too. Does she draw any business, I mean, realty business, with her singing?

Posted by: mrp at May 15, 2016 11:06 PM (JBggj)

141 To a large extent, we use the criminal justice system to handle the mentally ill. Results: suboptimal.

Suboptimal is a generous description.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 15, 2016 11:06 PM (0mRoj)

142 Charleston is a very stinky city too. I'm always amazed at the people dining outdoors. If the putrid urine smell doesn't deter you, the giant mosquitos should.

Posted by: NCKate at May 15, 2016 11:07 PM (bi3cd)

143 I'm just an ordinary guy
Burning down the house

Posted by: Insomniac at May 15, 2016 11:07 PM (0mRoj)

144 mrp, she looked like an idiot to me. My husband was there and thought it was weird, too.

Posted by: Emmie at May 15, 2016 11:07 PM (rRHdN)

145 @130
I know, Man. I had rental property for years...
Va. is pretty bad, too.
But this guy is dumb, and in a shelter if I tell him "leave." He's happy, I'm cool with it so far - meh.
When I say dumb, I mean, if I loaned him a crowbar, he would bring it back in two pieces. The guy broke two lawnmowers today, and still didn't finish cutting my grass.

Posted by: Chi at May 15, 2016 11:08 PM (A65Sb)

146
Oh, and, good evening.

I had an okay weekend. Now that it's over I can reveal that I was in a dance recital. I fell on my face in one number and didn't in the other. I'm so effing glad it's over and I'll never again dance to another number where I hate the music and the choreography is on the extreme edge of my abilities.

Posted by: iforgot at May 15, 2016 11:09 PM (5o5ek)

147 I remember when the charming community of Lawndale CA decided to replace all of its lovely grass medians with fake grass. Really cheesy fake grass.

I think people still call it Astrodale.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 15, 2016 11:09 PM (sl+zA)

148 If the putrid urine smell doesn't deter you, the giant mosquitos should.
Posted by: NCKate
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That's just the smell of pluff mud at low tide. You get used to it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 15, 2016 11:09 PM (9mTYi)

149 >>> You sound like you're gargling a cat."
Posted by: Insomniac at May 15, 2016 11:02 PM (0mRoj)

Mmmmmm........go on. *panting*

Posted by: Shrillary's Vagina at May 15, 2016 11:09 PM (XHihg)

150 When I say dumb, I mean, if I loaned him a crowbar, he would bring it back in two pieces. The guy broke two lawnmowers today, and still didn't finish cutting my grass.

Posted by: Chi at May 15, 2016 11:08 PM (A65Sb)


Get him an iron ball, and see if he can fuck it up. That's the gold standard.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 15, 2016 11:09 PM (y9onC)

151 146
Oh, and, good evening.

I had an okay weekend. Now that it's over I can reveal that I was in a dance recital. I fell on my face in one number and didn't in the other. I'm so effing glad it's over and I'll never again dance to another number where I hate the music and the choreography is on the extreme edge of my abilities.
Posted by: iforgot at May 15, 2016 11:09 PM (5o5ek)

Lost your grip on the pole?

Posted by: Insomniac at May 15, 2016 11:09 PM (0mRoj)

152 Publius, I got willowed on the last thread. I agree with JackStraw, your mom may have an infection. It doesn't have to be a UTI. I thought my mom had a stroke. It was an abcess from her colostomy surgery. She could have an infection going in her knee.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 15, 2016 11:10 PM (BYJ2T)

153 So what songs were she singing, Emmie?

Posted by: rickl at May 15, 2016 11:10 PM (sdi6R)

154 Galveston doesn't have a funky urine smell, but it does have the Gulf of Mexico, and given our brown water from Mississippi silt, it's about the same thing.

But our mosquitos are flyin' around flashing gang signs, so there's that to worry about.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 15, 2016 11:10 PM (McRlu)

155 Our house
In the middle of the street

Posted by: Insomniac at May 15, 2016 11:11 PM (0mRoj)

156 102 I'm racking my brain trying to figure out if I said something that triggered the paranoia. I was discussing what we were going to do with my father, and I have may talked too loud. She may have heard "psychiatrist" or something, and that set her off "He thinks I'm crazy....he's going to put me away".

I just don't know.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 15, 2016 10:50 PM (DW+jj)

Publius, I just read about your incident tonight. Is your mom on diuretics for her blood pressure, or warfarin? It's possible her electrolytes are screwed up, especially her potassium. My mother had congestive heart failure, was put on a ton of diuretics, but the hospital didn't supplement her potassium. She cold-cocked my brother. Knocked him out. Pretty fierce for a 77 year old woman who couldn't have weighed more than 90 pounds. But once we got that worked out, it helped immensely.

I will continue praying for you, your mom, dad, and for doctors to figure out what is wrong, and get you and your mom the help you need. I hope you get some sleep tonight.

Posted by: Moki at May 15, 2016 11:11 PM (ezHMO)

157 *waves at Emmie*

Howdy Horde. I've been busy lately, but I found an evening off to hang with you folks.

Posted by: Piercello at May 15, 2016 11:11 PM (RXfvh)

158
I must admit that the music concert is a bit unconventional, too. Does she draw any business, I mean, realty business, with her singing?

Posted by: mrp at May 15, 2016 11:06 PM (JBggj)
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I worked at a restaurant once where some busker was singing loudly out of tune outside our window. We paid him handsomely to go away.

Posted by: iforgot at May 15, 2016 11:11 PM (5o5ek)

159 rickl, sounded like a folk tune.

Posted by: Emmie at May 15, 2016 11:11 PM (rRHdN)

160 House of the Rising Sun

Posted by: Insomniac at May 15, 2016 11:12 PM (0mRoj)

161 rickl, sounded like a folk tune.

Posted by: Emmie at May 15, 2016 11:11 PM (rRHdN)


"House of the Rising Sun"?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 15, 2016 11:12 PM (y9onC)

162 Piercello! Lovely to see you! You can play outside our realty office anytime! Or inside! Whichever you prefer.

Posted by: Emmie at May 15, 2016 11:12 PM (rRHdN)

163 On a side note, I am going to drive to Maryland for the weekend, if anyone in that end of the Moronosphere is interested/available.

Posted by: Piercello at May 15, 2016 11:13 PM (RXfvh)

164 Here's more fodder for Trump.

Elon Musk takes taxpayer money but hires Eastern European workers. (well, his subcontractors do.)

Posted by: sexypig at May 15, 2016 11:13 PM (dZQh7)

165 Our house
Is a very very very fine house

Posted by: Insomniac at May 15, 2016 11:13 PM (0mRoj)

166 Heh. I used to know a bit of "Purple Haze" on cello, but that was a while ago now. You'd probably get stuck with Bach, Sr.

Posted by: Piercello at May 15, 2016 11:13 PM (RXfvh)

167 I'm cracking up at Insomniac's suggestions.

Posted by: rickl at May 15, 2016 11:14 PM (sdi6R)

168 Get him an iron ball, and see if he can fuck it up. That's the gold standard.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
----------------
Ha!
There is a cannonball from the Revolutionary War in the brick wall of St. Paul's Church downtown.
I just had a vision of a crackhead scaling the wall to pry it out...

Posted by: Chi at May 15, 2016 11:14 PM (A65Sb)

169 Mercury News in San Jose has a story about Tesal subcontractors hiring unemployed electricians in Slovenia and shipping them to America on B1 visas.

Posted by: sexypig at May 15, 2016 11:14 PM (dZQh7)

170 AOSHQ hive mind at work!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 15, 2016 11:14 PM (y9onC)

171
Come On-A My House

https://youtu.be/mriXncI96lw

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at May 15, 2016 11:14 PM (k4M/B)

172 166 Heh. I used to know a bit of "Purple Haze" on cello, but that was a while ago now. You'd probably get stuck with Bach, Sr.
Posted by: Piercello at May 15, 2016 11:13 PM (RXfvh)

Pachelbel Canon in D?

Posted by: Insomniac at May 15, 2016 11:14 PM (0mRoj)

173 Kill the B1 program. Completely.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at May 15, 2016 11:16 PM (fC9RO)

174 Blano...go for the country next time. Very relaxing...get away from the insanity that is DFW.
Posted by: Sixkiller at May 15, 2016 11:01 PM (pcyHg)

Move #1 was to Alvarado. I really liked it out there. Didn't have any luck finding anything else out there at the time.

Move #2 was to Arlington, and now I'm in Kennedale. If I can find some affordable country digs south of DFW, I'll be all over it.

Posted by: Blano at May 15, 2016 11:17 PM (heN73)

175 Whenever Pachelbel comes up, I always suggest that we play it in E-flat and in 5/4, just for variety. So far, no takers.

Dammit.

Posted by: Piercello at May 15, 2016 11:17 PM (RXfvh)

176 Our house ... it has 3 corners,
3 corners has our house ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at May 15, 2016 11:17 PM (AoK0a)

177 Ooh! Frank Sinatra's "A Cottage for Sale". It's on the compilation set I recently bought.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2KedBDQW3k

Posted by: rickl at May 15, 2016 11:18 PM (sdi6R)

178 Amplified Folk was the chapter Sun Tzu found too despicable to leave in the final draft of Art of War. That hag needs to be drawn up before the Hague, 'n shit.

Posted by: derit at May 15, 2016 11:18 PM (OC+TJ)

179 Our house ... it has 3 corners,

3 corners has our house ...


And if it has not 3 corners?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 15, 2016 11:19 PM (T/cxb)

180 Pachelbel Canon in D?
Posted by: Insomniac
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Ah... that oft-fired canon.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 15, 2016 11:19 PM (9mTYi)

181 She's A Brick.
House.

Posted by: t-bird at May 15, 2016 11:19 PM (OLNwX)

182
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 15, 2016 10:00 PM (DW+jj)

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

I just read your post, publius.

My family went through the same thing with an older relative, and I can tell you, it's not you.

Posted by: iforgot at May 15, 2016 11:19 PM (5o5ek)

183 Publius,

Sudden dementia in the elderly can be caused by a urinary tract infection. I don't know the history with your mom, but it might do to have someone do a urinalysis.

Also, look up her drugs on Drugs.com. Look in the side effects, and especially in the rare side effects, for paranoia or whatever else you are seeing. Look for unsafe drug combinations there, too. In the elderly, over-drugging and unsafe combinations of drugs is a problem, and dementia and psychiatric problems can be the result.

My mother got shingles, was put on Lyrica, and had such severe dementia in 24 hours that she couldn't understand what it meant to "lean forward", so we could get a photo of the lesions on her back to monitor them. Took her off the Lyrica, she was ok in about 72 hours.

I am praying for you and your situation, and for your mother to find peace.

Posted by: MathMom at May 15, 2016 11:19 PM (EE96d)

184 iforgot - good for you on the dance recital. Hang in there. Challenge yourself. I think it's very brave of you to put yourself out there like that.

Posted by: Sixkiller at May 15, 2016 11:20 PM (pcyHg)

185 the mercury is trash

Posted by: concrete girl at May 15, 2016 11:21 PM (ceWrl)

186 iforgot, what kind of dance do you do?

Posted by: Emmie at May 15, 2016 11:21 PM (rRHdN)

187 @153 rickl-She was singing Hammer Smashed Face by Cannibal Corpse when I drove by.

Posted by: JROD at May 15, 2016 11:22 PM (wnwJC)

188 I was just looking in the side bar when I noticed the article on "How Clinton might choose a prominent Republican as her Vice President" and I had to think I know the GOP has the nickname the stupid party, but how would run with her after all but being called a "Your worst Enemy" in one of the debates, but also how many votes would you lose from your hard core leftist?

Posted by: Picric at May 15, 2016 11:22 PM (s0VSd)

189 And you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife.

And you may ask yourself, Well...How did I get here?

Posted by: The Talking Heads at May 15, 2016 11:22 PM (sl+zA)

190 Move #1 was to Alvarado. I really liked it out there. Didn't have any luck finding anything else out there at the time.



Move #2 was to Arlington, and now I'm in Kennedale. If I can find
some affordable country digs south of DFW, I'll be all over it.

Posted by: Blano at May 15, 2016 11:17 PM (heN73)

Alvarado is as close to DFW as I care to get. My sis lives in Colleyville; no way I could put up with that traffic. Nada. Zip. Zilch.

Posted by: Sixkiller at May 15, 2016 11:22 PM (pcyHg)

191 You know, one time several years ago, my mother did come down with low potassium. Her blood pressure went sky high and she said she felt just weird and strange. Her potassium was low. What had happened was she had a bout of (what was diagnosed as) diverticulitis and she wasn't eating properly. She had been basically just living on Jell-O and crap like that for a couple of days.

We're going to get her somewhere tomorrow, and hopefully more physical tests can be run. She's not running a fever, at least the last I checked.

Of course, in her state now, I don't think I could check her out. She'd probably be too paranoid.

When we go to take her tomorrow, I'm dreading if she physically resists. There is no way I can try to force her, I mean with anything approaching real physical force. I just couldn't do it.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 15, 2016 11:23 PM (DW+jj)

192 I say dumb, I mean, if I loaned him a crowbar, he would bring it back in two pieces. The guy broke two lawnmowers today, and still didn't finish cutting my grass.

Posted by: Chi at May 15, 2016 11:08 PM (A65Sb)

Hire an Obama relative? The shit Midas touch?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 15, 2016 11:23 PM (voOPb)

193
Lost your grip on the pole?

Posted by: Insomniac at May 15, 2016 11:09 PM (0mRoj)
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Fell off the customer's lap.

Posted by: iforgot at May 15, 2016 11:24 PM (5o5ek)

194 And you may ask yourself, Well...How did I get here?

White slavery was always the inferred meaning. Bryne had direct line to my progressive thoughts

Posted by: derit at May 15, 2016 11:25 PM (OC+TJ)

195 And if it has not 3 corners?

The answer my friend,
Is blowing in the wind along the watch tower ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at May 15, 2016 11:25 PM (AoK0a)

196 But I have a strong feeling that you and he are polar opposites, so this doesn't really apply.
Posted by: Chi at May 15, 2016 10:59 PM (A65Sb)

I was pretty fortunate I felt with the first two regardless of having to move, and I try to not cause trouble. Especially since as I said #2 was no rent, no utilities, nothing. Free place to live. Just keep up on the house and feed the feral cats hanging out under the back porch.

I've seen some real crap out there people are trying to rent out. Just recently even started seeing ads for people renting out their living rooms and in one case part of the living room, like in SF and NYC. Sheesh.

Posted by: Blano at May 15, 2016 11:25 PM (heN73)

197 "I don't have much experience working in offices and want to make sure I am not being inappropriate."

I had a somewhat similar thing happen in a previous life.

I handled it by immediately kicking the dispute upstairs.

Where I said something along the lines of:

"I know roughly how much this firm spends to get a client in the door. It's a lot. In light of that, once someone becomes a client of ours, I want to treat them well. So well they won't ever think of leaving for a competing firm. However, what ________ has been doing is obstructing me from that. I'm not passing judgement on ________. I'm just saying that I want to keep clients happy and this isn't compatible with that goal. How can we get this squared away?"

That got results. Fast.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 15, 2016 11:26 PM (noWW6)

198 Evening horde.

Who's ready for another fun filled week of taking care of the FSA

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 15, 2016 11:26 PM (hlMPp)

199 @123
"I've spent a January week in Chicago
And two days of Houston in August.

Nope. Been there. Done that."


So...does Houston stink, or is it everyone sweating? And I can tell you from experience in Alaska, frozen poop doesn't stink. Until it melts.

Posted by: MathMom at May 15, 2016 11:26 PM (EE96d)

200 189
And you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife.



And you may ask yourself, Well...How did I get here?

Posted by: The Talking Heads at May 15, 2016 11:22 PM (sl+zA)



Heh heh heh. Really? I asked her where the bathroom was at.

Posted by: Beavis at May 15, 2016 11:26 PM (HalrA)

201 Someone recorded Pachelbel's canon in D in a minor key instead, and its.. kind of creepy and unsettling, but still pretty

https://youtu.be/QHa_yoV1qco

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 15, 2016 11:26 PM (39g3+)

202 Publius, my mother did not run a fever during her abcess incident. ER told me a fever is not necessarily present in an infection.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 15, 2016 11:26 PM (BYJ2T)

203 People keep using that word "sanctuary", I don't think it means what they think it means!

Posted by: Hrothgar


******

Sanctuary much for pointing that out.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 15, 2016 11:27 PM (NeFrd)

204 Hey everybody.

Jennifer Lawrence's mental deterioration continues at a rapid pace. Story at Breitbart that she's now claiming she was going to have her "full security" grab and drag Donald Trump in front of her so she could give him the finger.

Can't wait for five years from now when she's reduced to appearing in some stoopid Chuck Lorre sitcom that gets canceled after 5 episodes.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 15, 2016 11:27 PM (ntObR)

205 I'd love if some mayor declared their city a sanctuary city from federal gun laws.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at May 15, 2016 11:27 PM (fC9RO)

206
When we go to take her tomorrow, I'm dreading if she physically resists. There is no way I can try to force her, I mean with anything approaching real physical force. I just couldn't do it.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 15, 2016 11:23 PM (DW+jj)

Get some sleep tonight, as much as you can. And if you can have your dad talk to her, let him be the one to tell her you are going to the doctor. You are honoring your mother, in spite of her not knowing, and not recognizing any of it. God bless you for it.

Posted by: Moki at May 15, 2016 11:28 PM (ezHMO)

207 Waving back at Anon a mouse at 126!

Yes, I turned off the sprinkler system about a month ago, and haven't turned it back on. Nice.

I'm 2.5 miles from I-45!

Posted by: MathMom at May 15, 2016 11:28 PM (EE96d)

208 Alvarado is as close to DFW as I care to get. My sis lives in Colleyville; no way I could put up with that traffic. Nada. Zip. Zilch.
Posted by: Sixkiller at May 15, 2016 11:22 PM (pcyHg)

I'm still a farm boy at heart. Currently work in south Grand Prairie, so I'm open to anything up to 45 minutes or so south of there. I'll take the drive if it means quiet living.

Posted by: Blano at May 15, 2016 11:28 PM (heN73)

209 The only new drug she's on is Eliquis, a "blood thinner" (anticoagulant) for a little blood clot that developed in her leg shortly after the surgery, which is a risk. It was the dangerous kind in a main leg vein, but a side vein. SHe took few pain meds after a few days, and has taken none since she came home at all.

Her family doctor was actually suspicious of that diagnosis, saying radiologists oft see "ghosts" in the scans -- that's what they do, find abnormalities in the scans. They initially said the ultrasound was clean, but then came back a few hours later after review by Mr. Radiologist and found that clot.

He was going to review the scan himself. Of course, we haven't heard back one way or the other. That place is like, well, if you need an appointment, it would be a month or better, and if it's serious, they want a day or two.

I've finding this stuff out and its driving me nuts. Pulling teeth. Hurry up and wait.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 15, 2016 11:28 PM (DW+jj)

210 And I can tell you from experience in Alaska, frozen poop doesn't stink.

****


Little known fact. The Eskimos deployed the first ever ICBM.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 15, 2016 11:28 PM (NeFrd)

211 torquewrench, that makes excellent points.

Posted by: Emmie at May 15, 2016 11:28 PM (rRHdN)

212 Eliquis has by far the STUPIDEST drug commercials ever. Bunch of idiot boomers talking about how they practically worship the damn drug.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 15, 2016 11:29 PM (ntObR)

213 205
I'd love if some mayor declared their city a sanctuary city from federal gun laws.


Posted by: Colorado Alex at May 15, 2016 11:27 PM (fC9RO)


Let's make a city a sanctuary from Federal Tax Laws. The Left is playing the Nullification Game, so let's throw it right back in their faces. They nullify everything they don't like, we'll do the same for everything we don't like, and just see how long the Rule of Law can survive it.

They'll blink first.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at May 15, 2016 11:30 PM (HalrA)

214 I'm easy like Sunday morning...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 15, 2016 11:30 PM (ntObR)

215 Drug commercials just piss the fuck off out of me. They have the opposite effect on me. Damned if I'm going to take one of the damn things they advertise.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 15, 2016 11:30 PM (DW+jj)

216 Jennifer Lawrence's mental deterioration continues at a rapid pace.

She's a great kidder--the Margo kind

Posted by: derit at May 15, 2016 11:30 PM (OC+TJ)

217 204- qdpsteve, maybe she could get some work with Katherine Heigl. There may be slots on the kitty litter commercials...

Posted by: Moki at May 15, 2016 11:31 PM (ezHMO)

218 Notify your ex-wife if you experience an erection lasting more than four hours.

Posted by: Eliquis at May 15, 2016 11:32 PM (sl+zA)

219 Sunday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/731880491457118209

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/731880683526848512

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/731880846311993344

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/731881025903730688

Posted by: kbdabear at May 15, 2016 11:32 PM (qbg1J)

220 I know I'd like sanctuary from federal intrusiveness.

Posted by: Emmie at May 15, 2016 11:32 PM (rRHdN)

221 Jennifer Lawrence's entire career is based around her being young and cute, and that's fading away. Eventually she won't be that and I'm not sure she'll transition into pretty. Scarlett Johansson has not made that transition well.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 15, 2016 11:32 PM (39g3+)

222 How Clinton might choose a prominent Republican as her Vice President

If it rids us of McCain, I think it's a great idea.

Posted by: t-bird at May 15, 2016 11:32 PM (OLNwX)

223 derit, at this state Margot is freakin' Condoleeza Rice compared to JenLaw the blonde featherheaded moron.

Also, Clooney's and Roberts' latest cinematic jeremiad is going down in flames as it should. Director Jodie Foster will most likely learn something from the experience, C&R won't.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 15, 2016 11:32 PM (ntObR)

224 Bunch of idiot boomers talking about how they practically worship the damn drug.

SO-MA-SO-MA-SO-MA-SO-MA-SO-MA- SO-MA-SO-MA-SO-MA-SO-MA-SO-MA-SO-MA- SO-MA-SO-MA-SO-MA-SO-MA-SO-MA-SO-MA- SO-MA-SO-MA-SO-MA-SO-MA-SO-MA-SO-MA- SO-MA-SO-MA-SO-MA

Posted by: epsions and deltas everywhere ... at May 15, 2016 11:32 PM (AoK0a)

225 Is it worse you had a sock on, or that you are pretty much talking to yourself at this point?
Posted by: krakatoa at May 15, 2016 09:58 PM

I'm on the same line.

So anyone watching the tv show "The Family". It's weird and twisted.

Posted by: Farmer at May 15, 2016 11:33 PM (o/90i)

226
iforgot, what kind of dance do you do?
Posted by: Emmie at May 15, 2016 11:21 PM (rRHdN)
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Thanks for asking. Flamenco. My teacher doesn't much care for working with beginners, so she treats us all like intermediate-advanced. She picked a 4-minute song (Dancing with the Stars routines are only 90 seconds) and created choreography that was insane for our level. We had 10 1-hour lessons to learn it. The pressure was insane.

Posted by: iforgot at May 15, 2016 11:33 PM (5o5ek)

227 Moki, LOL. That would serve them both right.

"Tells ya what girls, we'll give you the job if you'll agree to eat some of the product on camera..."

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 15, 2016 11:33 PM (ntObR)

228 210 And I can tell you from experience in Alaska, frozen poop doesn't stink.
****
Little known fact. The Eskimos deployed the first ever ICBM.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon
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See?
This comment alone is enough to make me come back here every day...

Posted by: Chi at May 15, 2016 11:33 PM (A65Sb)

229 More Sunday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/731881190102290436

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/731881373766721541

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/731881531589988352

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/731881721541595136

Posted by: kbdabear at May 15, 2016 11:33 PM (qbg1J)

230 Publius, you may not have said anything. It might have just bubbled up.

Look, it is not super macho to say this, but do you have anyone to hold your hand? This sounds like it is tearing you up.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 15, 2016 11:34 PM (ry34m)

231 >>>the realtor on floor duty (to receive incoming calls and walkins) had set up an amplifier with guitar and microphone just outside our front door and was singing to attract attention.

When you go on break, you could try standing upwind of her, and smoking a potent cigar.

Posted by: angela urkel at May 15, 2016 11:34 PM (wF15t)

232 Even More Sunday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/731881884448378880

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/731882124702306304

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/731882467959918592

Posted by: kbdabear at May 15, 2016 11:35 PM (qbg1J)

233
Director Jodie Foster will most likely learn something from the experience
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She doesn't seem to have learned anything from Elysium.

Posted by: iforgot at May 15, 2016 11:35 PM (5o5ek)

234 Posted by: iforgot at May 15, 2016 11:33 PM (5o5ek)

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A flamenco dancer? Seriously?

I knew the Horde has many talents, but flamenco isn't one that I would have guessed.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 15, 2016 11:35 PM (sl+zA)

235 The drug commercial that always cracks me up -- I can't even remember which drug it is, but its for something fairly minor like allergies -- has a side effect of increased chance of DEATH from allergic reaction. That always makes me laugh out loud.

Wait you want me to sneeze less and have a better chance of dying???

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 15, 2016 11:35 PM (39g3+)

236 kbdabear at May 15, 2016 11:32 PM (qbg1J)

There was swimwear in that photo???!!!!

Posted by: Adriane the Photography Critic ... at May 15, 2016 11:35 PM (AoK0a)

237 Well, time to get recharged for tomorrow. Somehow I ended up with too many new jobs, and it's been a little stressful trying to train as quickly as possible. This working six days a week sitting at a desk talking to (shudder) people is wearing me out. I'm an introvert.

Good night, beloved Horde!

Posted by: Emmie at May 15, 2016 11:36 PM (rRHdN)

238 I sympathize with the transgender movement.
I too was once a male trapped in a female body.
But then I was born.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 15, 2016 11:37 PM (GdFQh)

239 Cecilia, you're breakin' my heart...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 15, 2016 11:37 PM (ntObR)

240 I always thought Flamenco dancing was like Swan Lake only everybody wore pink.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 15, 2016 11:38 PM (NeFrd)

241 iforgot, that sounds cool! Hope the pressure is off for you now.

Posted by: Emmie at May 15, 2016 11:38 PM (rRHdN)

242 I always thought Flamenco dancing was like Swan Lake only everybody wore pink.

They are pirate shirts, these ruffles are manly!!!

Posted by: Flamenco Dancer at May 15, 2016 11:39 PM (39g3+)

243 Okay, I'll stop now.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 15, 2016 11:39 PM (NeFrd)

244 Houston is on the Gulf Coast. The prevailing winds are from the SE, off the Gulf, bringing in moisture. And the smells of the petro-chemical refineries to the east, the Budweiser brewery to the east, the Community Coffee roasting plant, the Sunbeam and Wonder Bread bakeries . . .

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 15, 2016 11:39 PM (JO9+V)

245 Didn't that top chick get topless in "American Wofman in England"?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 15, 2016 11:39 PM (GdFQh)

246 243
Okay, I'll stop now.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 15, 2016 11:39 PM (NeFrd)

Don't ever change.

Posted by: Emmie at May 15, 2016 11:39 PM (rRHdN)

247 Okay, I'll stop now.

Suuure you will

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 15, 2016 11:40 PM (39g3+)

248
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 15, 2016 11:28 PM (DW+jj)

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Ohhhh, blood thinners. Relatives had trouble with that. Very tricky to get them balanced.

Posted by: iforgot at May 15, 2016 11:40 PM (5o5ek)

249 Great Flick: "Pink Flamenco's"

Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 15, 2016 11:41 PM (GdFQh)

250 I listen to the flamenco station on Pandora when I'm at work. The dancers I've seen on youtube seem very cool.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at May 15, 2016 11:41 PM (fC9RO)

251 I'm going to have to be very careful, very careful indeed. My father is with her now, trying to get her calmed down.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 15, 2016 10:00 PM

Best of luck from here. Hope it all works out OK. Best to you publius. We just had an experience w/ J's folks, thank god they are now in an asst living facility.

Posted by: Farmer at May 15, 2016 11:41 PM (o/90i)

252 Jenny Agutter was naked in walkabout and in Logan's Run and yeah American Werewolf in London.

Tie in: that aboriginal guy was in Walkabout, I'm pretty sure.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 15, 2016 11:41 PM (39g3+)

253 Great Flick: "Pink Flamenco's"



Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 15, 2016 11:41 PM (GdFQh)


They're all over the front yard!

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 15, 2016 11:42 PM (JO9+V)

254 242 I always thought Flamenco dancing was like Swan Lake only everybody wore pink.

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You're thinking flamingo dancing, which is illegal since the Endangered Species Act went into effect.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 15, 2016 11:42 PM (sl+zA)

255 Oh, and Jenny Agutter was one of the evil ruling council in Avengers and Captain America 2. She was the woman that Black Widow impersonated.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 15, 2016 11:42 PM (39g3+)

256 "I love the smell of freshly killed blood."

-- Divine, "Pink Flamingos"

Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 15, 2016 11:43 PM (GdFQh)

257 Oh, but Eliquis is nectar of the gods according to the commercials. They wouldn't lie or even stretch the truth even a little, would they?

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 15, 2016 11:43 PM (DW+jj)

258 Didn't that top chick get topless in "American Wofman in England"?

Ahem, that's London, good sir. And if Mr. Skin is to be believed, there was bum and bush in evidence--so too for Logan's Run, Equus, and four other movies nobody remembers.

Posted by: derit at May 15, 2016 11:44 PM (OC+TJ)

259 235 The drug commercial that always cracks me up -- I can't even remember which drug it is, but its for something fairly minor like allergies -- has a side effect of increased chance of DEATH from allergic reaction. That always makes me laugh out loud.

Wait you want me to sneeze less and have a better chance of dying???
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 15, 2016 11:35 PM (39g3+)


I remember a commercial for some kind of drug to help you quit smoking. It may have been Chantix, but I'm not sure The side effects were hair-raising, including "hallucinations, thoughts of self-harm or suicide".

That's supposed to make me want to quit smoking? I think I'd rather take my chances with lung cancer.

If I was trying to quit cold turkey, I'm pretty sure I'd already be having suicidal thoughts, and wouldn't need a drug to help me along.

Posted by: rickl at May 15, 2016 11:44 PM (sdi6R)

260
iforgot - good for you on the dance recital. Hang in there. Challenge yourself. I think it's very brave of you to put yourself out there like that.

Posted by: Sixkiller at May 15, 2016 11:20 PM (pcyHg)
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Thank you. I hated walking onto the stage. Next time I do it, I'll be more skillful and I'll feel better. Nothing could ever go worse than that one number I did tonight.

Posted by: iforgot at May 15, 2016 11:45 PM (5o5ek)

261 Oh, I forgot about when the wind brings the refinery stench over town. Long time ago I lived out Highway 290, and the stench floated up there at least half the time. I'm fairly far north now, get refinery smell maybe twice a year.

But still, refinery smell comes from Capitalism, not human effluvia.

Posted by: MathMom at May 15, 2016 11:46 PM (EE96d)

262 I thought the "Shadow Council" were a morally ambiguous group that Shield (sometimes) answered to.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 15, 2016 11:46 PM (GdFQh)

263 230: Yes, it's working on me pretty good. But I can adapt. If I'd known what I'd be doing and accepting now even a week ago, I'd be surprised.

It's just that hostility from her was really something. I'd never experienced that from her. I've already learned to let some of the nonsense she says not bother me, just go in one ear and out the other, but that hostility was a new one and much stronger.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 15, 2016 11:46 PM (DW+jj)

264
The drug commercial that always cracks me up -- I can't even remember which drug it is, but its for something fairly minor like allergies -- has a side effect of increased chance of DEATH from allergic reaction. That always makes me laugh out loud.

Wait you want me to sneeze less and have a better chance of dying???
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 15, 2016 11:35 PM (39g3+)

I remember a commercial for some kind of drug to help you quit smoking. It may have been Chantix, but I'm not sure The side effects were hair-raising, including "hallucinations, thoughts of self-harm or suicide".
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This is also our runaway FDA regulations and their requirements for adverse event reporting. I think it distorts the true picture.

Posted by: iforgot at May 15, 2016 11:47 PM (5o5ek)

265 Someone recorded Pachelbel's canon in D in a minor key instead, and its.. kind of creepy and unsettling, but still pretty



https://youtu.be/QHa_yoV1qco
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 15, 2016 11:26 PM (39g3+)


As we joyfully launch the B52s for first strike

Posted by: Kindltot at May 15, 2016 11:47 PM (ry34m)

266 I thought the "Shadow Council" were a morally ambiguous group that Shield (sometimes) answered to.

I figure any group that orders pilots to nuke New York city in case it somehow stops a big portal in the sky is pretty evil.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 15, 2016 11:48 PM (39g3+)

267 Dance. Not my natural element.

Remember Steve Martin, dancing in "The Jerk".

He stole my moves.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 15, 2016 11:48 PM (McRlu)

268 Nothing could ever go worse than that one number I did tonight.

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Is flamenco competition choreographed or improvised?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 15, 2016 11:48 PM (sl+zA)

269 266 I thought the "Shadow Council" were a morally ambiguous group that Shield (sometimes) answered to.
I figure any group that orders pilots to nuke New York city in case it somehow stops a big portal in the sky is pretty evil.
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Good point. Do they exist in the canon or were they just invented for the movie? (Been decades since i've kept up.)

Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 15, 2016 11:50 PM (GdFQh)

270 I saw Pink Flamingos open for The Byrds and The BeeGees in '72.

They gave a soaring performance.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 15, 2016 11:51 PM (NeFrd)

271 I don't really know. Avengers is based on their "ultimate" universe, which is basically the new kids in Marvel's reboot of the universe, and I know very little about it. In the old comics, there was no ruling group like that.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 15, 2016 11:52 PM (39g3+)

272 Dance. Not my natural element.

Remember Steve Martin, dancing in "The Jerk".

He stole my moves.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn

****


I'm with you Jim. Total klutz.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 15, 2016 11:52 PM (NeFrd)

273
I always thought Flamenco dancing was like Swan Lake only everybody wore pink.

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Everybody wears tacky. I wore a royal purple and hot orange, plus polka-dotted ruffles.

Posted by: iforgot at May 15, 2016 11:52 PM (5o5ek)

274 @270

-2 for no "Flock Of Seagulls" refernece.

Posted by: Chi at May 15, 2016 11:53 PM (A65Sb)

275 If I was trying to quit cold turkey, I'm pretty sure I'd already be having suicidal thoughts, and wouldn't need a drug to help me along.
Posted by: rickl at May 15, 2016 11:44 PM

I'm trying to quit chew. My wife smokes, so we both need to get rid of these additions.

Good luck to you and us.

T

Posted by: Farmer at May 15, 2016 11:53 PM (o/90i)

276 I figure any group that orders pilots to nuke New York city in case it somehow stops a big portal in the sky is pretty evil.

But if I were to say, "Today. Today... at the edge of our hope, at the end of our time, we have chosen not only to believe in ourselves, but in each other. Today there is not a man nor woman in here that shall stand alone. Not today. Today we face the monsters that are at our door, and bring the fight to them," it'd be aight?

Today we cancel the apocalyse

Posted by: derit at May 15, 2016 11:53 PM (OC+TJ)

277 If Muldoon didn't exist, would we have to invent him?

I've been picking up ballroom dancing, in between bouts with the cello and the lathe. It's been fun, but I've plateaued on mastering the basic steps without quite seeing how to get to the next tier.

Posted by: Piercello at May 15, 2016 11:54 PM (RXfvh)

278 But still, refinery smell comes from Capitalism, not human effluvia.

Posted by: MathMom at May 15, 2016 11:46 PM (EE96d)


*sniffs air* Smells like Big Business!

Posted by: SpongeBob SquarePants at May 15, 2016 11:54 PM (JO9+V)

279 >>>"San Francisco didn't have far to fall to hit bottom, but they made the leap anyway, and the last time I was there just a few months ago, the stench of human excrement was pervasive."

-Wow, Francis, San Francisco is apparently some post holocaust fecal graveyard. I"m tempted to say fuck you for going out of your way for smearing this city.

Posted by: Max Power at May 15, 2016 11:54 PM (QCc6B)

280
Is flamenco competition choreographed or improvised?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 15, 2016 11:48 PM (sl+zA)
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This wasn't competition, just a recital, hence choreographed -- but a lot of flamenco is improvised. The dancer and the musicians play off each other.

Posted by: iforgot at May 15, 2016 11:54 PM (5o5ek)

281 Nothing could ever go worse than that one number I did tonight.

Posted by: iforgot


*****


All joshing aside, you deserve kudos not only for doing the recital but for owning your mistakes as well. I'll bet you did just fine.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 15, 2016 11:55 PM (NeFrd)

282 Pachelbel's Canon in 2/2 time would be awesome. Somewhere between Col. Bogey March and Stars and Stripes Forever.

Posted by: mrp at May 15, 2016 11:56 PM (JBggj)

283 Nothing could ever go worse than that one number I did tonight.


I did a Number 2 one time that destroyed my pants.

Posted by: Al Roker at May 15, 2016 11:56 PM (JO9+V)

284 For Piercello: https://youtu.be/IPjFoX3HfrU (sfw)

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 15, 2016 11:57 PM (T/cxb)

285 -2 for no "Flock Of Seagulls" reference.

He would have, but they ran so far away.

Nuking your own city made a hell of a lot more sense in Independence Day than it did Avengers. Almost all the cities in America had already been wiped out by aliens to begin with, it was time for something desperate and extreme.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 15, 2016 11:57 PM (39g3+)

286
Dance. Not my natural element.

Remember Steve Martin, dancing in "The Jerk".

He stole my moves.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn

****


I'm with you Jim. Total klutz.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 15, 2016 11:52 PM (NeFrd)
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lol, it's my natural element, but there's no shortcut to great technique.

Posted by: iforgot at May 15, 2016 11:58 PM (5o5ek)

287 Someone mention nuking your own city?

Has anyone here ever seen the ending of "Fail Safe"?

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 15, 2016 11:59 PM (ntObR)

288 Buchart Gardens: I was there last August...beautiful...highly recommended.

Posted by: sinalco at May 15, 2016 11:59 PM (yODqO)

289
All joshing aside, you deserve kudos not only for doing the recital but for owning your mistakes as well. I'll bet you did just fine.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 15, 2016 11:55 PM (NeFrd)
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Heh, thanks. A lot of people came off the stage saying they did terrible, but they did fine.

Posted by: iforgot at May 16, 2016 12:00 AM (5o5ek)

290 If I was trying to quit cold turkey, I'm pretty sure
I'd already be having suicidal thoughts, and wouldn't need a drug to
help me along.
Posted by: rickl at May 15, 2016 11:44 PM (sdi6R)


Trust me, you go cold turkey you start planning how to harm others with maximum screaming.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 16, 2016 12:00 AM (ry34m)

291 This wasn't competition, just a recital, hence choreographed -- but a lot of flamenco is improvised. The dancer and the musicians play off each other.

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I've competed off and on in West Coast Swing for the past 4-5 years. It's mainly improvised. Jack n Jill competitions pair you with a random partner and give you a random song. It's all about working the music and doing your choreography on the fly. It's really hard to do it well. I love doing it though, as crappy as I am at it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 16, 2016 12:00 AM (sl+zA)

292 Good night all. Zero work thirty rolls around awfully early in the morning.

Endeavor to persevere.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 16, 2016 12:00 AM (NeFrd)

293 Publius, having just gone through this ordeal with my MIL, I offer you prayers for strength, patience and compassion.

We ultimately stopped telling my MIL that her mother was dead (her fixation) and that she couldn't go home (to the house she grew up in 75 years ago). We would make up excuses, tell her that her mother went shopping, was in the next room having a cup of tea, whatever. It was easier on all of us because she would literally grieve over and over again if we insisted her mother was gone. And yes, my darling little Irish MIL hit me and swore at me and spit at her son and it was devastating. You have to just take a deep breath and keep on. The three and 1/2 years she lived with us were the most exhausting, depressing years of my life.

Posted by: Gem at May 16, 2016 12:01 AM (c+gwp)

294 Nuking something and having it walk away is the ultimate demonstration of it being badass in modern cinema. Film makers can imagine nothing more powerful and dangerous, so its a way of showing how amazing your threat is: see, nukes did nothing!

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 16, 2016 12:01 AM (39g3+)

295 Norman Lear, of all people, wrote and directed a satire film in 1971 about an entire town in Iowa trying to give up smoking.

The title, of course, was "Cold Turkey." Dick Van Dyke played the town priest and leader of the anti-tobacco movement.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 16, 2016 12:01 AM (ntObR)

296 You insensitive bastard. That was from Pacific Rim! Don't you realize the fragile ecology of Maryanne's Trench cannot take another blast from the Skipper?! Bah, you care nothing for hairy kelp acidity and gaping holes under the sea.

Posted by: derit at May 16, 2016 12:02 AM (OC+TJ)

297 Good night all. Zero work thirty rolls around awfully early in the morning.
Endeavor to persevere.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 16, 2016 12:00 AM

I'll have to agree. Nite SM and all.

Posted by: Farmer at May 16, 2016 12:03 AM (o/90i)

298 >>But still, refinery smell comes from Capitalism, not human effluvia.
Posted by: MathMom at May 15, 2016 11:46 PM (EE96d)

I always thought that sketchy part of Coruscant looked like the refineries in south philly.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 16, 2016 12:03 AM (GdFQh)

299 Make the Shadow Council Great Again

Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 16, 2016 12:04 AM (GdFQh)

300 Today we cancel the apocalyse
Posted by: derit at May 15, 2016 11:53 PM (OC+TJ)


Tuesday after next, then? The ice giants were holding out for next Wednesday, I know, but I have a morning dental appointment and I'm taking the full 8 hours off so I can get some chores done downtown.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 16, 2016 12:04 AM (ry34m)

301 Cold Turkey was a pretty funny movie, actually. A bit of a "tobacco companies are mustachio-twirling villains" propaganda but they aren't far off from it so it works out.

And Dick van Dyke is always entertaining in anything he does.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 16, 2016 12:04 AM (39g3+)

302 Jennifer Lawrence and Target have the same disorder. The popularity has gone to their heads. What I wonder is why has this become fashionable? I don't believe movie stars or retail chains in the past were into agitating for social change. I guess it hit the big time with Jane Fonda?

Posted by: angela urkel at May 16, 2016 12:05 AM (wF15t)

303 You have to just take a deep breath and keep on. The three and 1/2 years she lived with us were the most exhausting, depressing years of my life.
Posted by: Gem at May 16, 2016 12:01 AM

God bless you Gem, I understand. Be well, you did a noble job.

Now I'm really off to bed, be well.

Posted by: Farmer at May 16, 2016 12:07 AM (o/90i)

304 Hooray for Danaerys Stormboobs. Again stepping from the ashes watching lots of brown people kneel. That's only the third time since this show started that this has happened; I was worried the story was in a rut

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 16, 2016 12:07 AM (6FqZa)

305 Nuking your own city made a hell of a lot more sense in Independence Day than it did Avengers. Almost all the cities in America had already been wiped out by aliens to begin with, it was time for something desperate and extreme.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 15, 2016 11:57 PM (39g3+)


The Keynesians ought to love that!

All those broken windows!

Posted by: The Unbroken Hat at May 16, 2016 12:08 AM (vBeA5)

306 I don't believe movie stars or retail chains in the past were into agitating for social change. I guess it hit the big time with Jane Fonda?

Jane Fonda deliberately set out to radicalize actors and actresses. I don't know if she still does it but she and some other guy used to have young stars up to their place for parties and teach them how to "get involved" and "make a difference."

As you're dealing with some of the dumbest and most self-absorbed people on earth, they're easy to manipulate, and since they feel like they are so very important and want a say other than lines fed to them by writers, it wasn't a tough sell. Now its a machine in Hollywood.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 16, 2016 12:09 AM (39g3+)

307 Take most people to Butchart Gardens and they will spend hours looking at all the decorative foliage. I do a quick tour and hit the beer line.
Uhhh, hope this doesn't come to the attention of the crack Gardening Thread Banhammer Squad. Nobody expects the GTBS!

It is actually an excellent place to visit if you are in any way interested in foliage and garden arrangements. Easy bus trip from Victoria, BC.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 16, 2016 12:11 AM (FtrY1)

308 I'm preparing myself for what may lie ahead. Hoping for the best, that this is just temporary, but preparing for otherwise.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 16, 2016 12:11 AM (DW+jj)

309 Gotta laugh about the wringing of hands here in Colorado, after news reports of grow-house operations operated by cartels from Cuba, Columbia, Mexico, and other countries.

Stupid voters said YES to dope and the regs say you can grow 99 plants of your own if you are in pain or something. Your housemates can grow their own little jungles also.

So the crooks buy a doublewide or some other beat up shack, wreck out walls, pull cabinets, anything in the way, and strip the place down to maximize floor space for the weed.

Ya think the local cops in the small towns up in the hills are knocking on doors, asking whoever answers to show them their Rx card? Of course not!

Get this. Much of the boogie ships to Mexico!

Build a wall around Colorado!

Posted by: the littl shyning man at May 16, 2016 12:12 AM (U6f54)

310 I was thinking about unions and the issues employers have with them.


Wouldn't it be wonderful if GM or some other major employer announced that they were paying the wages and pension contributions directly to the unions from now on, since the union is the body negotiating for all pay and benefits, and so considered them to be the labor contractors for their work - all the workers would be getting their pay directly from the unions and the company just made a single massive bank transfer?

And then started putting out bids for lower labor pricing from competing contractors?

Posted by: Kindltot at May 16, 2016 12:13 AM (ry34m)

311 And cops are singularly ill-equipped to deal with
the mentally ill. They show up in full battle rattle, shouting and
scaring the shit out of people that are already agitated, instead of
trying to deescalate the situation. Some cities are trying to do a
better job with this, but by and large they're way behind the curve.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 15, 2016 10:45 PM (0mRoj)

Unfortunately, the federal courts and the justice department have left local police and jails as the last and most times only resort for communities to deal with the mentally ill. They are ill equipped but I am not sure there is a way to make them much better at dealing with that particular task without damaging their actual mission of enforcing the law.

Posted by: redbanzai at May 16, 2016 12:15 AM (nUJM6)

312 Old Disney Movie that gets me was The Fox and the Hound. Sad, especially during the fire.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 16, 2016 12:16 AM (89T5c)

313 264 ... I've seen those quit smoking ads. I quit cigarettes cold turkey after years of 4 to 5 packs of Marlboro a day. For months I was a less than agreeable fellow. (That last sentence may constitute a new depth of understatement.) Thoughts of suicide never would have occurred to me. Thoughts of homicide were another matter.

Posted by: JTB at May 16, 2016 12:18 AM (V+03K)

314 G'night Horde.

Tomorrow is Monday...*sigh*...and my pillow awaits.

Posted by: Sixkiller at May 16, 2016 12:18 AM (pcyHg)

315
I've competed off and on in West Coast Swing for the past 4-5 years. It's mainly improvised. Jack n Jill competitions pair you with a random partner and give you a random song. It's all about working the music and doing your choreography on the fly. It's really hard to do it well. I love doing it though, as crappy as I am at it.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 16, 2016 12:00 AM (sl+zA)
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A fellow hoofer! Capital!!!

Posted by: iforgot at May 16, 2016 12:19 AM (5o5ek)

316 **Top 5 Jobs That Result In All-Time Lowest Life Expectancy**

5. Competitive Eater

4. Secret Service Detail for Joe Biden

3. Public Relations Person for IRS

2. Bomb tester for ISIS

1. Personal Assistant to Lena Dunham

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 16, 2016 12:22 AM (ntObR)

317
Wouldn't it be wonderful if GM or some other major employer announced that they were paying the wages and pension contributions directly to the unions from now on, since the union is the body negotiating for all pay and benefits, and so considered them to be the labor contractors for their work - all the workers would be getting their pay directly from the unions and the company just made a single massive bank transfer?

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That's incredible. How long before offers of direct employment by the manufacturer would deplete the unions of their membership?

Posted by: iforgot at May 16, 2016 12:22 AM (5o5ek)

318 Well, I'm out. Nice to see the ONTers again, even if briefly.

Posted by: Piercello at May 16, 2016 12:25 AM (RXfvh)

319 Wife and I were at Buchart Gardens two years ago and got on the Rocky Mountaineer in Vancouver. Trip of a lifetime.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at May 16, 2016 12:27 AM (rV/v7)

320 I am getting amused by the term "sanctuary cities". You think San Fran is a sanctuary city? Go east, north or south, it's "sanctuary". These fuckers are everywhere. Want me to sound racist? How is mexican sounding racist. I live here, I have to deal with those people and believe me, even here on an Air Force Base we have to deal with this shit because Jerry Moonbat thinks there is no problem with these assholes

Posted by: GrandMa Bell at May 16, 2016 12:28 AM (RLdcX)

321 A fellow hoofer! Capital!!!

Posted by: iforgot at May 16, 2016 12:19 AM (5o5ek)


For a moment there, i thought you said "fellow heifer". Oh, well, back to lurking.

Posted by: Trigglypuff at May 16, 2016 12:29 AM (y9onC)

322 Why is that girl wearing crime scene booties? Maybe she is just getting ready to put on the rest of the clean suit; that must be it.

Posted by: goon at May 16, 2016 12:31 AM (WCaSy)

323
I don't believe this. I have to be up in five hours. Good night you addictive good-for-nothings!

Posted by: iforgot at May 16, 2016 12:40 AM (5o5ek)

324 I'm still a farm boy at heart. Currently work in south Grand Prairie, so I'm open to anything up to 45 minutes or so south of there. I'll take the drive if it means quiet living.
Posted by: Blano at May 15, 2016 11:28 PM (heN73)


My wife has a lot of family in Ennis and we spend a fair amount of time there. There are good places and bad places, but overall it's a nice town and the Czech culture is pretty cool.

We live in a northern Dallas subarb and the traffic and construction is terrible.

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit at May 16, 2016 12:43 AM (nvMvs)

325 Wouldn't it be wonderful if GM or some other major employer announced that they were paying the wages and pension contributions directly to the unions from now on, since the union is the body negotiating for all pay and benefits, and so considered them to be the labor contractors for their work - all the workers would be getting their pay directly from the unions and the company just made a single massive bank transfer?

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That's incredible. How long before offers of direct employment by the manufacturer would deplete the unions of their membership?
Posted by: iforgot at May 16, 2016 12:22 AM (5o5ek)


Such a proposal would eliminate red tape and strikes. It would also open unions up to competition, both for membership, and for job contracts.

Posted by: The Right to Hat Work at May 16, 2016 12:45 AM (vBeA5)

326 "The film [Wrymwood] took 4 years to complete as they only worked weekends."

Posted by: Your professionalism inspires us! at May 16, 2016 12:46 AM (bIhmV)

327
GOT was pretty good tonight except for killing off a minor character I liked.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 16, 2016 12:46 AM (iQIUe)

328 310
Wouldn't it be wonderful if GM or some other major employer announced that they were paying the wages and pension contributions directly to the unions from now on, since the union is the body negotiating for all pay and benefits, and so considered them to be the labor contractors for their work - all the workers would be getting their pay directly from the unions and the company just made a single massive bank transfer?

And then started putting out bids for lower labor pricing from competing contractors?
Posted by: Kindltot at May 16, 2016 12:13 AM (ry34m)


I find your ideas intriguing, and wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

Posted by: rickl at May 16, 2016 12:51 AM (sdi6R)

329 233
Director Jodie Foster will most likely learn something from the experience
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She doesn't seem to have learned anything from Elysium.
Posted by: iforgot at May 15, 2016 11:35 PM (5o5ek)


She did. When she was acting in Elysium, she was getting paid. When she did Money Monster, she was spending the money. What she learned is that when she wants to make a political statement, have someone pay her instead of the other way around.

A lot of actors learn the hard way that they aren't in the entertainment business, they are in the check cashing business.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Triggly at May 16, 2016 12:53 AM (1JnAL)

330 When we go to take her tomorrow, I'm dreading if she physically resists. There is no way I can try to force her, I mean with anything approaching real physical force. I just couldn't do it.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at May 15, 2016 11:23 PM (DW+jj)


Prayers for you, your mother, and your family, Publius.

My mom turns 89 next month and she's still mentally keen. However, there are occasional times when she starts repeating herself and becomes forgetful. When that happens, it's usually because of a UTI or other minor infection.

She came down with pneumonia after surgery back in 2012 and has almost no memory from about 3 months of her life. She always knew who I was and wasn't difficult, but let's just say that she had quite the vivid imagination.

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit at May 16, 2016 12:54 AM (nvMvs)

331
Becoming Us is an unscripted show that chronicles the life of 17 year old Ben Lehwald of Evanstan, Illinois, as his father Charlie transitions to Become Carly.

The docu series from Ryan Seacrest Productions will take Ben's perspective as he watches his dad divorce his mom, Suzy, before undergoing gender reassignment surgery.

The series will also focus on Ben's girlfriend Danielle, whose dad is also transitioning into a women.

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Oh, for fucksakes! You cant become a woman. This crap is so sexist but bc it is leftardism they can not acknowledge their own misogyny.

Where are the dykes! Where are the dykes! Only the dykes can fight this shite.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 16, 2016 12:56 AM (iQIUe)

332 My mom turns 89 next month and she's still mentally keen. However, there are occasional times when she starts repeating herself and becomes forgetful. When that happens, it's usually because of a UTI or other minor infection.

She came down with pneumonia after surgery back in 2012 and has almost no memory from about 3 months of her life. She always knew who I was and wasn't difficult, but let's just say that she had quite the vivid imagination.
Posted by: Michael the Hobbit at May 16, 2016 12:54 AM (nvMvs)

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Be glad you dont live in the UK. Here we give them an IV and antibiotics and send them home when they are better. There they with hold fluids, food, and medication so they will die.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 16, 2016 01:01 AM (iQIUe)

333
Oh, for fucksakes! You cant become a woman.
This crap is so sexist but bc it is leftardism they can not acknowledge
their own misogyny.



Where are the dykes! Where are the dykes! Only the dykes can fight this shite.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 16, 2016 12:56 AM (iQIUe)

It also reads like an episode of the Jerry Springer show gone horribly wrong

Posted by: chemjeff - Libertarian at May 16, 2016 01:02 AM (uAvJJ)

334 Oh, for fucksakes! You cant become a woman. This crap is so sexist but bc it is leftardism they can not acknowledge their own misogyny.

Where are the dykes! Where are the dykes! Only the dykes can fight this shite.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 16, 2016 12:56 AM (iQIUe)


According to the government, biological sex isn't even real.

In Obama's little "dear colleages" letter damanding all school bathrooms to "trans", biological sex is referred to as "sex assigned at birth".

Expect to see more "sex assigned at birth" terminology being used.

Pretty soon, it'll be illegal to designate a person's biological sex on birth certificats... or even aknowledge that is exists.

Posted by: The Biological Hat at May 16, 2016 01:04 AM (vBeA5)

335 Mark Steyn is in for Rush Limbaugh tomorrow and Tuesday.

Prayers for all who need them; God knows where He is needed the most.


Thanks for the heads up, Bluebell. I was getting a little worried about Mark Steyn. He hasn't been posting as frequently, probably because he's so sick of saying, "I told you all this ten years ago, dumbasses."

I wish I could listen, but that's working hours. Are there still re-broadcasts in the internet age? I love to fall asleep listening to the radio.

And thanks, Farmer, I am glad she's at peace now, and back to her "real" self, and with her loved ones.

Posted by: Gem at May 16, 2016 01:06 AM (c+gwp)

336 #285

That many of the people running SHIELD were actually HYDRA probably had a lot to do with the decision for such an extreme measure. It gave them an excuse for something they wanted to do already.

Posted by: Epobirs at May 16, 2016 01:06 AM (IdCqF)

337 Observations from the day:

❶ Wedding today had a higher proportion of ink and metal (tats and piercings) than I've ever seen at a wedding. Nice ceremony, though.

❷ Dog is recovering, slowly, from whatever rattled him yesterday. Came in out of the rain and shook next to me, so, normal behavior in that regard.

❸ Apparently, it's raining.

And from tonight's ONT...

➃ If pain lets you know you're alive, by golly, lately, I'm SO ALIVE! But, I disagree with someone upthread: thing I don't like about pain is, it hurts. Just keep on keepin' on - what else is there to do? Just like muh good doggie!

➄ Pachelbel's Canon in a minor key was interesting.

➅ Mental aberrations - I'd almost always suspect the drugs first. Prayers for publius's family and all those facing the mind's conflicts.

➆ And, yes, the first part of Up is one of the most impressive self-contained bits of cinema.

That may be about all I have to say for tonight. I'll let you know for sure after I brush the tooth.

Posted by: mindful webworker - just another day at May 16, 2016 01:08 AM (wjmTS)

338
What about those people who fall in love with objects and want to marry and have sex with them? Remember the woman who was kicked out of the AF Academy for messing with her jet?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 16, 2016 01:08 AM (iQIUe)

339 Goodnight all, thanks for the great chat, and happy new work week. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 16, 2016 01:09 AM (ntObR)

340 Oh, for fucksakes! You cant become a woman. This crap is so sexist but bc it is leftardism they can not acknowledge their own misogyny.

Where are the dykes! Where are the dykes! Only the dykes can fight this shite.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 16, 2016 12:56 AM (iQIUe)


Time to start referring to the "transgendered" as "mutants".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 16, 2016 01:13 AM (y9onC)

341 Time to start referring to the "transgendered" as "mutants".

Yes, please do.

Posted by: Stan Lee's bored legal team at May 16, 2016 01:19 AM (T/cxb)

342
Time to start referring to the "transgendered" as "mutants".
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 16, 2016 01:13 AM (y9onC)

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They are mentally ill. They are high suicide risk and apparently, very few are hapy and regret what they have done.

So, who's fault is it? Doctors? Psychologists? Politicians? Can you really hold a mentally ill person responsible?

It use to be live and live. If you want to pay to have this done, we cant stop you tho I question the ethics of doctors who do this. But now it is all political and it is forced down our throats.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 16, 2016 01:21 AM (iQIUe)

343 Oh, yeah. About that wedding we went to today... and getting dusty-eyed at kids' movies...

The groom is an old friend of our daughter's, practically family. Weird cross between an Oklahoma cowboy kid and a mall rat. When we first met him, he had a foot-high green mohawk. (We were running a cybercafe and the local Avon ladies were regular customers. Most hilarious when they consulted him about how he got that mohawk to stand up like that. Glue.)

He had to go all the way to Thailand to find the love of his life. Lovely gal, and (we found out today) a Disney fan.

I may get misty at funerals, but not at a happy occasion like a wedding. But the music just before the bride entered was "Something There" from Beauty and the Beast. Always thought that was a great song. That had me choked up a little before the ceremony even started.

And with that, I'm done with this weekend. Leaving the cleanup to you really late-nighters.

*

Mrs. Potts: There may be something there that wasn't there before

Chip: What's there, Mama?

Mrs. Potts: Ssh. I'll tell you when you're older.

Posted by: mindful webworker - and now, for tomorrow at May 16, 2016 01:28 AM (wjmTS)

344 Hello? Hello?

Getting to where this place is a gravryard.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 16, 2016 01:28 AM (9ym/8)

345 "Graveyard.'

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 16, 2016 01:29 AM (9ym/8)

346 Yes, please do.

Posted by: Stan Lee's bored legal team at May 16, 2016 01:19 AM (T/cxb)


Good luck enforcing a copyright on a scientific term that was in use a century or more before your principal was born.


They are mutants because they have changed. Perhaps we could call them "automutants" because they changed of their own volition.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 16, 2016 01:33 AM (y9onC)

347 The film [Wrymwood] took 4 years to complete as they only worked weekends.

That's like Peter Jackson's Braindead.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 16, 2016 01:34 AM (VdICR)

348 I have absolutely nothing to say that would either add or subtract from anything anyone else said on the ONT.

Take that!

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. (insert something witty here) at May 16, 2016 01:36 AM (WVsWD)

349 Proposed T-shirt design:


Your Delusions


[] catered to


[x] not catered to

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 16, 2016 01:41 AM (y9onC)

350 This would work too.

Your Snowflake Status.

[ ] Average

[ ] Above Average

[X] Special

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. (insert something witty here) at May 16, 2016 01:47 AM (WVsWD)

351 [ ] Average

[ ] Above Average

[X] Special

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. (insert something witty here) at May 16, 2016 01:47 AM (WVsWD)


Heh!


Time for the sack, for me. Keep well, all. I hope Publius gets the issues with his mother resolved.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 16, 2016 01:54 AM (y9onC)

352 The docu series from Ryan Seacrest Productions will take Ben's perspective as he watches his dad divorce his mom, Suzy, before undergoing gender reassignment surgery.

The series will also focus on Ben's girlfriend Danielle, whose dad is also transitioning into a women.


I'm like the Four Horsemen of the Penis Apocalypse. Since my arrival, they've been sloughing off like leaves in autumn.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at May 16, 2016 02:08 AM (wF15t)

353 346 Yes, please do.

Posted by: Stan Lee's bored legal team at May 16, 2016 01:19 AM (T/cxb)


Good luck enforcing a copyright on a scientific term that was in use a century or more before your principal was born.


They are mutants because they have changed. Perhaps we could call them "automutants" because they changed of their own volition.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 16, 2016 01:33 AM (y9onC)

++++

How about mentally ill self-mutilation fetishists. Normally, I don't go for the 5 word descriptors, but in their case, I like to get them all in there.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 16, 2016 02:11 AM (R+30W)

354 That picture of Jessica 6 was found at what may just be my next big internet time-sink: Space 1970. "Celebrating the Science Fiction Films & Television of the Polyester Era."

If you haven't already seen it, check out the 2014 film "Space Station 76". Although it was probably straight-to-video, it was actually one of the funniest and most interesting sci-fi spoofs I've seen in a long time -- and I think you'd appreciate the premise:

The whole movie takes place on a space station in deep space sometime in the distant future. EXCEPT...for no apparent reason, the distant future is the year 1976. I guess it's supposed to be an alternate-reality history in which space travel began happening way way earlier in human history, so that by the time 1976 rolled around, we were already exploring the galaxy.

Anyway, the whole point is that the entire film -- set. design. clothes, styles, music, language, attitudes, EVERYTHING -- is absolutely suffused in 1976ness. I guess similar to how "Flash Gordon," despite being set in the future also, is actually all about the 1930s. In this case, it's not just an ode to the '70s, but an ode to how the 1970s imagined the future.

If you like the combination of "1970s" and "science fiction," it's a must-see.

Posted by: zombie at May 16, 2016 02:13 AM (jBuUi)

355 I'm riding the mower across America's lawn of masculinity.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at May 16, 2016 02:14 AM (wF15t)

356 If anyone comes to Houston please take a couple of illegal aliens with you when you depart from Houston. They are on sale as in FREE. We are pushing the illegals. Take a few. We are trying to get rid of them. Hopefully a blue state is your final destination.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at May 16, 2016 02:24 AM (pPUkX)

357 Walking Dude:

That's not how you do it.

'Come on down to Houston, where we'll give you a family of undocumented DREAMERS for every Katrina refugee.

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at May 16, 2016 02:29 AM (t5xUR)

358 The insane and the left are past trolling the culture. They're plowing in a mixed crop of salt and weeds.

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at May 16, 2016 02:30 AM (t5xUR)

359 #354

Flash Gordon wasn't set in the future. Other than Dr. Zarkov's inventions, all of the tech was from Mongo.

Buck Rogers, OTOH, was set approximately five centuries in the future form the time of the original novel's writing.

Posted by: Epobirs at May 16, 2016 02:41 AM (IdCqF)

360 @357 Kaspar, "We'll give you a family of Undocumented DREAMERS for every Katrina refugee".


Heh, that made me laugh. Yep, your'e right, that's the way to do it.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at May 16, 2016 02:42 AM (pPUkX)

361 The parking enforcement nazis are out in droves. Last Sunday, I saw them trolling my residential area at 5:30 in the evening. I ran to the store just now and got a ticket for parking in a permit only area. Now this was 1130 at night. A hundred bucks ticket. Hate those people.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 16, 2016 02:44 AM (iQIUe)

362 I'm not even sure why they have permit parking in the area. At one time their was a niteclub (dive bar with music) in the area but it went belly up over 16 years ago. I suspect it continues to be permit only bc the thieving city can charge for the permits and also issue tickets. I swear there were no cars parked for 2 blocks, so it is not like parking is difficult in the area.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 16, 2016 02:47 AM (iQIUe)

363 Looks like I'm late again.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 16, 2016 02:48 AM (tEJtr)

364 Looks like I'm late again.

Posted by: cthulhu at May 16, 2016 02:48 AM (tEJtr)


We'll take care of that for you...

Posted by: Planned Parenthood at May 16, 2016 02:49 AM (vBeA5)

365 LMAO @ votermom's "Frist" fail.

Posted by: creeper at May 16, 2016 03:09 AM (ghfOx)

366 Where are my manners? 'Morning, horde.

Posted by: creeper at May 16, 2016 03:09 AM (ghfOx)

367 ....Must....read....content....

Posted by: cthulhu at May 16, 2016 03:12 AM (tEJtr)

368 krak, was that you that posted the pic of the cat guarding the watermelon yesterday?

I stole it.

Posted by: creeper at May 16, 2016 03:12 AM (ghfOx)

369 Oh, publius...not good. My dad was just starting down the paranoia road when he died of a stroke. It's so scary. My heart goes out to you.

Posted by: creeper at May 16, 2016 03:14 AM (ghfOx)

370 Looks like I'm late again.

No time to say 'hello' 'goodbye' he's late, he's late, he's late, heeeeeeee's ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at May 16, 2016 03:20 AM (AoK0a)

371
There have been several cases of elderly men involved in shootings that I wondered were fueled by age related paranoia.

There was the guy in Florida who shot the man in the theater. And the old man who shot the kid who he accused of burglarizing him months earlier (he hadnt). Then there was the guy who was burglarized repeatedly and set a trap resulting in 2 people in his basement being executed. All were convicted of murder and will die in prison. I have to assume that their attys had them examined by doctors. None had records.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 16, 2016 03:28 AM (iQIUe)

372 The whole movie takes place on a space station in
deep space sometime in the distant future. EXCEPT...for no apparent
reason, the distant future is the year 1976. I guess it's supposed to be
an alternate-reality history in which space travel began happening way
way earlier in human history, so that by the time 1976 rolled around, we
were already exploring the galaxy.




If you like the combination of "1970s" and "science fiction," it's a must-see.

Posted by: zombie at May 16, 2016 02:13 AM (jBuUi)

That was the premise of my Sci-Fi Romance Quarterly submission-that we had discovered alien life on Venus in the 60s, made contact, and now in the early 80s the first manned mission has landed. But one of the astronauts has fallen in love with the guy she'd been communicating with all those years, hence the romance. The story will probably never see the light of day, but it was fun to imagine what might have happened if those probes brought back unexpected news....

Posted by: pookysgirl at May 16, 2016 03:32 AM (EgeHs)

373 Brieitbart.com has gone full Alt-Right:

"Bill Kristol: Republican Spoiler, Renegade Jew"

http://preview.tinyurl.com/hfo5xlh

That is came from Horowitz is especially ironic...

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 16, 2016 03:41 AM (vBeA5)

374 Posted by: The Political Hat at May 16, 2016 03:41 AM (vBeA5)

'Bout right to start off a Monday. Kristol seems to have developed a short in his thinking lately.

Posted by: creeper at May 16, 2016 03:54 AM (ghfOx)

375 All these dishonesties and flim-flam excuses pale by comparison with the consequences Kristol and his "Never Trump" cohorts are willing to risk by splitting the Republican vote. Obama has provided America's mortal enemy, Iran, with a path to nuclear weapons, $150 billion dollars, and the freedom to develop intercontinental ballistic missiles to deliver the lethal payloads. Trump has promised to abandon the Iran deal, while Hillary Clinton and all but a handful of Democrats have supported this treachery from start to finish. Kristol is now one of their allies.

I am a Jew who has never been to Israel and has never been a Zionist in the sense of believing that Jews can rid themselves of Jew hatred by having their own nation state. But half of world Jewry now lives in Israel, and the enemies whom Obama and Hillary have empowered -- Iran, the Muslim Brotherhood, Hezbollah, ISIS, and Hamas -- have openly sworn to exterminate the Jews. I am also an American (and an American first), whose country is threatened with destruction by the same enemies. To weaken the only party that stands between the Jews and their annihilation, and between America and the forces intent on destroying her, is a political miscalculation so great and a betrayal so profound as to not be easily forgiven.


David Horowitz, writing at Brietbart
http://tinyurl.com/jx7oxxh

Those are the words and philosophies of an Alt-right writer and publication? Is abandoning Obama's Iran deal now a heresy?

Ace did a bit of writing here about the flim-flamery the GOP engaged in to enable this deal, all the while pretending that their hands were clean. Is Ace one of those Alt-Righters too?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 16, 2016 04:14 AM (R+30W)

376
ISIS covers fighters' hefty bills in Turkish hospitals, leaked phone taps reveal

http://on.rt.com/7crj

============
Wonderful. Turkey treats ISIS fighters.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 16, 2016 04:17 AM (iQIUe)

377 Those are the words and philosophies of an Alt-right writer and publication? Is abandoning Obama's Iran deal now a heresy?

Ace did a bit of writing here about the flim-flamery the GOP engaged in to enable this deal, all the while pretending that their hands were clean. Is Ace one of those Alt-Righters too?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 16, 2016 04:14 AM (R+30W)


Breitbart.com has gone full Alt-Right when they let their people start shouting out "cuck" as an insult.

The same people who threw temper-tantrums when they didn't get their way are now demanding that everyone support Trump "or else".

I've fought against the RINOs and squishes, and I won't buckle under by being called a RINO, a Hilliary supporter, or a squich just because a bunch of populist nitwits demand I support a reality TV star blowhard.

Breitbart.com doesn't care about Israel or even defeating Hillary. They are obsessed with crushing conservatives that won't bow down and suck Trump's c**k.

I can take only so much idiotic insults from the Trump acolytes before I say "f**k them and f**k Trump".

I will not wear that albatross around my neck.

Ace did a bit of writing here about the flim-flamery the GOP engaged in to enable this deal, all the while pretending that their hands were clean. Is Ace one of those Alt-Righters too?

Again, being against Trump does not make one a Leftist or a RINO. Just because not all RINOs aren't flocking to Trump, doesn't mean that anyone who opposes Trump is also a RINO.

This will not end well.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 16, 2016 04:24 AM (vBeA5)

378 This will not end well.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 16, 2016 04:24 AM (vBeA5)
I think that's sort of the point with many voters. Some of us have reached the point where we really don't believe there's any hope at all. We just want to see it blow up.

Posted by: creeper at May 16, 2016 04:30 AM (ghfOx)

379 I think that's sort of the point with many voters. Some of us have reached the point where we really don't believe there's any hope at all. We just want to see it blow up.

Posted by: creeper at May 16, 2016 04:30 AM (ghfOx)


"Not with a bang but a whimper."

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 16, 2016 04:33 AM (vBeA5)

380
Boy, the scandis are sure fukced up. This euthanasia program was for people who were terminal and near death and could not tolerate any more pain. Instead, it is being used for people to commit suicide bc they are depressed.

I have to wonder why no mental health organizations arent loudly complaining.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 16, 2016 04:37 AM (iQIUe)

381 Yesterday morning flipping through the channels saw a bit of the Dark Tower (1989) with the lovely Jenny Agutter.
Awaiting for the coffee to get done.

Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at May 16, 2016 04:39 AM (3wHFl)

382
Jenny Agutter was the young girl in Walkabout.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 16, 2016 04:41 AM (iQIUe)

383 If Trump loses, the Democrat will win. The most likely Democrat at this point is Hillary, unless she gets indicted. The math isn't that complicated. But, even if you don't want to support Trump, it does not mean the Brietbart is alt-right for pointing out the obvious.

So Horowitz, a red-diaper baby turned right, turns his sights on Kristol, a neverTrump leader. I got news for you. Criticizing the neverTrump movement is not the exclusive domain of the alt-right. Trump got mote votes in the primary than any other candidate. That some members of the GOP are openly trying to defeat him and throw the election to a Democrat is shameful. And lots of people in the GOP think so. It's not an alt-right identifier.

If you are referring to the "cuck" thing that ace had in the sidebar here, if you go read the story, nobody from Brietbart called anyone a cuck. They reported on a Buzzfeed reporter getting called a cuck on social media. Reporting what other people said is not the same a publication saying something themselves.

WARNING: Link to Brietbart. Be careful not to get alt-right cooties
http://tinyurl.com/h4u8zf7

That's the story, and all Brietbart does is quote others. BTW, I thought mocking Buzzfeed was considered good fun by everyone. I didn't realize it was just an alt-right thing.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 16, 2016 04:45 AM (R+30W)

384 I think I have been in most the "sanctuary" cities so far, and without
exception, they have all stunk. I mean literally. San Francisco didn't
have far to fall to hit bottom, but they made the leap anyway, and the
last time I was there just a few months ago, the stench of human
excrement was pervasive.



When I first moved to Northern CA in 1972 I could hardly wait to visit the Haight-Ashbury district to seethe much ballyhooed hippies the MFM had made such a big deal of.


Sadly in an age long before the Internet I found that the hippies and "flower power" were a made up myth of the press. That area was nothing more than a rundown slum occupied by bums drinking an unknown substance out of bottles in brown paper bags. And the streets even then stunk of urine and other foul stuff.


And that was long before the term "sanctuary city" was coined.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 16, 2016 04:57 AM (vvmPQ)

385 If Trump loses, the Democrat will win. The most likely Democrat at this point is Hillary, unless she gets indicted. The math isn't that complicated. But, even if you don't want to support Trump, it does not mean the Brietbart is alt-right for pointing out the obvious.

So Horowitz, a red-diaper baby turned right, turns his sights on Kristol, a neverTrump leader. I got news for you. Criticizing the neverTrump movement is not the exclusive domain of the alt-right. Trump got mote votes in the primary than any other candidate. That some members of the GOP are openly trying to defeat him and throw the election to a Democrat is shameful. And lots of people in the GOP think so. It's not an alt-right identifier.

If you are referring to the "cuck" thing that ace had in the sidebar here, if you go read the story, nobody from Brietbart called anyone a cuck. They reported on a Buzzfeed reporter getting called a cuck on social media. Reporting what other people said is not the same a publication saying something themselves.

WARNING: Link to Brietbart. Be careful not to get alt-right cooties
http://tinyurl.com/h4u8zf7

That's the story, and all Brietbart does is quote others. BTW, I thought mocking Buzzfeed was considered good fun by everyone. I didn't realize it was just an alt-right thing.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 16, 2016 04:45 AM (R+30W)


Breitbart.com has lost it. Trump is their messianic figure that they will pimp out for hits to their webpage.

If it comes down to my state, than Trump has somehow already won. My vote won't cost anyone anything. But at least I won't have sold out.

If Trump looses big, perhaps his supporters should think long and hard as to how and why they drove so many people, including conservatives, away in disgust.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 16, 2016 04:57 AM (vBeA5)

386 'Morning, Vic? Is VNN broadcasting on the ONT this morning?

Posted by: creeper at May 16, 2016 04:58 AM (ghfOx)

387 Breitbart.com has lost it. Trump is their messianic figure that they will pimp out for hits to their webpage.

If it comes down to my state, than Trump has somehow already won. My vote won't cost anyone anything. But at least I won't have sold out.

If Trump looses big, perhaps his supporters should think long and hard as to how and why they drove so many people, including conservatives, away in disgust.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 16, 2016 04:57 AM (vBeA5)

++++

Yes, it must be the rhetoric that the Trump supporters are using.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 16, 2016 05:01 AM (R+30W)

388 Yes, it must be the rhetoric that the Trump supporters are using.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 16, 2016 05:01 AM (R+30W)


If the shoe fits.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 16, 2016 05:04 AM (vBeA5)

389 386
'Morning, Vic? Is VNN broadcasting on the ONT this morning?


Posted by: creeper at May 16, 2016 04:58 AM (ghfOx)

Absolutely. I will post it exactly as the clock turns over 0600. That is unless I get hit by a sudden call to go see a man about a dog right when 0600 rolls around.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 16, 2016 05:05 AM (vvmPQ)

390 388 Yes, it must be the rhetoric that the Trump supporters are using.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 16, 2016 05:01 AM (R+30W)

If the shoe fits.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 16, 2016 05:04 AM (vBeA5)

++++

Look at the tone and language of my comments compared to yours during this exchange. If you can bring yourself to honestly do so, tell me, on which of us does the shoe better fit?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 16, 2016 05:09 AM (R+30W)

391 Look at the tone and language of my comments compared to yours during this exchange. If you can bring yourself to honestly do so, tell me, on which of us does the shoe better fit?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 16, 2016 05:09 AM (R+30W)


Breitbart.com's

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 16, 2016 05:10 AM (vBeA5)

392 The sad thing is that I could have considered voting for Trump in order to defeat Hillary.

But the outpour from Trump's fervent supports have turned me against associating with them, even the the privacy of the voting booth.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 16, 2016 05:13 AM (vBeA5)

393 Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 16, 2016 05:05 AM (vvmPQ)

Thank you. Patiently awaiting the broadcast.

Understand those calls. Nasty side effect of the years.

Posted by: creeper at May 16, 2016 05:19 AM (ghfOx)

394 lol. Back where we started. They are a pro Trump publication. They are what I would call friendly to some alt-right figures. But, if you compare them to an actual alt-right publication, it is clear that they are not one. I think you are trying to diminish their credibility by tagging them with a label that just isn't accurate. There are a few sites that I keep up with that would describe themselves as alt-right and the difference is obvious.

Horowitz has a complicated background, but he isn't alt-right and neither is Brietbart.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 16, 2016 05:20 AM (R+30W)

395 Horowitz has a complicated background, but he isn't alt-right and neither is Brietbart.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 16, 2016 05:20 AM (R+30W)


Obvious Alt-right clickbate is obvious. Refusal to denounce the alt-right results in tarnishing themselves with the same.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 16, 2016 05:22 AM (vBeA5)

396 Hi awake people who should be asleep,

What's the alt-right terminology refer to? I haven't been on much here or anywhere. I must have missed it. It seems to be a derogatory term created to refer to anyone who is willing to vote for Trump.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 16, 2016 05:22 AM (6IPEM)

397 395 Horowitz has a complicated background, but he isn't alt-right and neither is Brietbart.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 16, 2016 05:20 AM (R+30W)

Obvious Alt-right clickbate is obvious. Refusal to denounce the alt-right results in tarnishing themselves with the same.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 16, 2016 05:22 AM (vBeA5)

++++

What does the alt-right need to be denounced for? Not toeing he party line? Come on. You must have something else stuck in your craw other than Trump...

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 16, 2016 05:27 AM (R+30W)

398 But the outpour from Trump's fervent supports have
turned me against associating with them, even the the privacy of the
voting booth.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 16, 2016 05:13 AM (vBeA5)

You don't suppose that outpour is the result of the batsgut insanity of a "party" willing to destroy itself and hand the White House to Hillary in order to keep Trump out of the White House, do you?
Chicken, egg. I've never been a rabid Trump supporter but if he tosses a bomb onto Capitol Hill it will be worth it.Either way, I think we're screwed.

Posted by: creeper at May 16, 2016 05:28 AM (ghfOx)

399 What's the alt-right terminology refer to? I haven't been on much here or anywhere. I must have missed it. It seems to be a derogatory term created to refer to anyone who is willing to vote for Trump.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 16, 2016 05:22 AM (6IPEM)


"An Honest Look at the Alt Right"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cp0uq-QafYQ

They are more akin to the European style "right" than the "right" or "conservatives" of the American variety. They tend to draw in many White Rights groups, though not exclusively so. To a large degree is it similar to what the Left imagines conservatives to be.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 16, 2016 05:29 AM (vBeA5)

400 'Morning, L, Elle. Article on Breitbart by (or about) Horowitz. Or something.

Damn, mornings are a challenge without coffee.

Posted by: creeper at May 16, 2016 05:31 AM (ghfOx)

401 What does the alt-right need to be denounced for? Not toeing he party line? Come on. You must have something else stuck in your craw other than Trump...

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 16, 2016 05:27 AM (R+30W)


Trump has demonstrated to be a Leftist, or at least a rich elitist style North East Republican.

He is vacuous and only says what he thinks what people want to hear.

He attracts the type of Alt-Right types that validate to many what the Democrats have been saying about the Republicans and conservatives.

He seems to be eschewing any real ground game, which will devistate the down-ticket races.

His "expanding the base" includes his most fervent supporters insulting anyone who won't join lock-step with the Trump campain.

Rather than "destroy" the GOPe, many of the most incompetent insiders are using it to purge local parties of their opponents from any position of power.

Let me repeat: Many of the people supporting Trump, and who are gaining power, are themselves insiders who tend to care for their own power and not so much for America.

Rather than "destroy" the GOPe, many of the establishment have signaled a willingness to make "great deals" with him.

Since my vote will not even come close to being a deciding factor, the only valid possible argument for voting for Trump (i.e stopping Hillary) is largely a moot point.

I've voted 3rd party and None of the Above plenty of times before. My vote won't make a difference, so I feel free to vote my conscience.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 16, 2016 05:43 AM (vBeA5)

402 Thanks Hat and Creeper. Will go read and watch.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 16, 2016 05:46 AM (6IPEM)

403 >>> seethe much ballyhooed hippies

That would ruin a perfectly good pot.

Posted by: fluffy at May 16, 2016 05:51 AM (2hcmo)

404 Either way, I think we're screwed.

Posted by: creeper at May 16, 2016 05:28 AM (ghfOx)


Don't know if that deserves a rim shot or a trumpet blast.

Posted by: BignJames at May 16, 2016 05:54 AM (x9c8r)

405 399 They are more akin to the European style "right"
than the "right" or "conservatives" of the American variety. They tend
to draw in many White Rights groups, though not exclusively so. To a
large degree is it similar to what the Left imagines conservatives to
be.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 16, 2016 05:29 AM (vBeA5)

The Euro-right is the common name they give to Nazi supporters who were actually left. It bears zero semblance the the US right at all

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 16, 2016 05:55 AM (vvmPQ)

406 Good Morning Morons. Today is Monday, May 16, 2016. On this day in 1918 the Sedition Act of 1918 was passed by the U.S. Congress, making criticism of the government during wartime an imprisonable offense. It was repealed less than two years later in 1920. This law was blatantly unconstitutional but was ruled OK by the politicians in black robes. It was actually used mostly to prosecute the communists of the IWW or wobblies as they were called.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 16, 2016 05:55 AM (vvmPQ)

407 They would be better off supporting Obama.


The latest issue of Al Qaeda's online magazine Inspire released Saturday calls on would-be jihadis to undermine the American economy by targeting business leaders and entrepreneurs, according to analysts who monitor web chatter from the jihadist organization.


What economy?


http://fxn.ws/1TRgu5U

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 16, 2016 05:56 AM (vvmPQ)

408 Police had to be called in to restore order at the NV Democrat convention as "new rules" favoring Scankles were placed in effect.


http://fxn.ws/27quq0X

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 16, 2016 05:56 AM (vvmPQ)

409 Idiot eco-nazi trying to use lawfare to force the University of NE to stop releasing balloons at football games. Shows the absolute insanity of our broken tort system as it looks like this BS suit will be allowed to go forward.


http://fxn.ws/1WB7NTQ

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 16, 2016 05:56 AM (vvmPQ)

410 That bus company with the bus crash I linked to yesterday that killed 8 people has a checkered past with regard to safety inspections.


http://fxn.ws/254hKhK

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 16, 2016 05:57 AM (vvmPQ)

411 Rancid Penis is trying to unite Republicans behind Trump. Hey, talk to RINO Ryan.


http://fxn.ws/1Ovev64

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 16, 2016 05:57 AM (vvmPQ)

412 RIP Madeleine LeBeau at 92. She was the last surviving member of the movie cast from Casablanca. She died from complications involving a broken thigh bone from a fall.


http://fxn.ws/1Out9j9

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 16, 2016 05:57 AM (vvmPQ)

413 e careful of what kinds of junk food you give to your dog. The FDA warns of a common sweetener that can poison dogs.


http://fxn.ws/1TgLHnk

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 16, 2016 05:57 AM (vvmPQ)

414 Wall Street analyst says Scankles "charity" is riddled with fraud. Hell it is obvious to even a casual observer that this is a fake charity that anyone else would have been audited for long ago.


http://washex.am/24TW8Bg

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 16, 2016 05:57 AM (vvmPQ)

415 MT district court judge rules that illegals that Obama lets in can collect unemployment and other State benefits. So the insanity continues.


http://usat.ly/1WzMEKk

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 16, 2016 05:58 AM (vvmPQ)

416 Venezuela's failed communism is causing infant deaths in hospitals. But US communists, AKA the Democrat Party, push on.


http://bit.ly/1sqL0xX

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 16, 2016 05:58 AM (vvmPQ)

417 Illegal migrant let out of jail by incompetent ICE officials goes on a crime spree killing 5 Americans.


http://bit.ly/23Uk6cZ

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 16, 2016 05:58 AM (vvmPQ)

418 Breaking: Just announced on radio news. RINO Senate ready to bend over and give Obama more money for Zika.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 16, 2016 05:58 AM (vvmPQ)

419 That's it for today folks. Yeah, slow day today. All the reporters were out enjoying the Spring weather yesterday.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 16, 2016 05:59 AM (vvmPQ)

420 Refresh

Posted by: teej at May 16, 2016 06:00 AM (ijopM)

421 BTW Morons, all those artificial sweeteners use in the US are a direct result of congressional corruption in support of high sugar prices through import restrictions and price fixing by the government.


It has also resulted in the closing of two candy factories that used to be in a town not too far from where I live.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 16, 2016 06:01 AM (vvmPQ)

422 Hi teej! Good morning. Did you sleep well?

Posted by: L, Elle at May 16, 2016 06:01 AM (7jTtI)

423 Morning young lady. You're up early.

And thanks Vic,,, I think.
The more things change, the more they just get worse.

Posted by: teej at May 16, 2016 06:04 AM (ijopM)

424 Not up early, haven't slept yet. Another sleepless night. I'll sleep from from about 6-10am and that will be enough.

Coffee? I'll make it.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 16, 2016 06:06 AM (7jTtI)

425 About normal. Touch over 5 hours.
Gotta go make second cup.

Posted by: teej at May 16, 2016 06:06 AM (ijopM)

426 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 16, 2016 06:08 AM (ptqRm)

427 Nah. Kick back and relax. I got it.
Man, I hate Mondays,,, and Tuesdays,,, Wednesdays...

Posted by: teej at May 16, 2016 06:14 AM (ijopM)

428 Oh, Jenny, Jenny, Jenny. Between Logan's Run and American Werewolf, you were the vision quest of much self-abuse.

Posted by: Captain Ned at May 16, 2016 06:14 AM (WI6nT)

429 Haha. Fridays are good. Lazy Saturday mornings too. Sunday afternoons. All the rest of the days bad bad bad.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 16, 2016 06:17 AM (7jTtI)

430 Good morning VIA, coffee or tea?
Ready for a week of Trump wars?

Posted by: L, Elle at May 16, 2016 06:18 AM (7jTtI)

431 The Euro-right is the common name they give to Nazi supporters who were actually left. It bears zero semblance the the US right at all

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 16, 2016 05:55 AM (vvmPQ)


Exactly.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 16, 2016 06:19 AM (vBeA5)

432 Looks like another beautiful almost Summer day here today.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 16, 2016 06:19 AM (vvmPQ)

433 Yeah, krak done good with that pic.
You can never go wrong with a tasty looking pair of legs.
And her last name is somehow strangely appropriate.

Posted by: teej at May 16, 2016 06:20 AM (ijopM)

434 421
BTW Morons, all those artificial sweeteners use in the US are a direct
result of congressional corruption in support of high sugar prices
through import restrictions and price fixing by the government.


It has also resulted in the closing of two candy factories that used to be in a town not too far from where I live.


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 16, 2016 06:01 AM (vvmPQ)


And that's how planned economies always go. You start with a politician stacking the deck for his buddies, to secure their funding in the form of "campaign contributions", and end up with Venezuela as every industry turns into an excuse for corruption.

The further we get away from the free market, the more we become this, the closer we get to a day when we'll go to the store only to find that there's no food, and no amount of money can buy any.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at May 16, 2016 06:22 AM (J+mig)

435 "Good morning VIA, coffee or tea?
Ready for a week of Trump wars?"

Getting ready to start a second fresh pot for the fetching Mrs VIA to take to work.

I got enough going on with the bathroom wars and County government to be able to ignore Trump for the time being.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 16, 2016 06:23 AM (ptqRm)

436 Well, I can see the LIV's on the "right" are about to get started so I'm gone.
Hope ya get some good sleep L, elle.

Posted by: teej at May 16, 2016 06:25 AM (ijopM)

437 Yeah, the bathroom wars. That's coming my way soon too, already has unofficially. So sick of this.

Posted by: L, Elle at May 16, 2016 06:27 AM (7jTtI)

438 In the "Words Have Meaning" context, tell me how the word "mandate" should ever have been used in this story..


http://tinyurl.com/z9sog4x

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 16, 2016 06:28 AM (ptqRm)

439 434
421

<Snips>

The further we get away
from the free market, the more we become this, the closer we get to a
day when we'll go to the store only to find that there's no food, and no
amount of money can buy any.


Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party

Best thing you can do is start a garden now to get the feel for how to grow your own food. Learn how to can it too. At best you will be able to become a vegetarian and live instead of starving.

Good Morning Daywalkers!
Thanks for the news Vic.

Posted by: Gmac- All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. at May 16, 2016 06:29 AM (4pjhs)

440 teej.....was it something I said?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 16, 2016 06:29 AM (ptqRm)

441 438
In the "Words Have Meaning" context, tell me how the word "mandate" should ever have been used in this story..





http://tinyurl.com/z9sog4x

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 16, 2016 06:28 AM (ptqRm)

Well the actual definition of the word "mandate" is an order to perform some action. But that was before the MFM polluted the definition to mean a call by voters in an election to give Democrats anything they wanted.

So the term "mandate" does apply to Obama's illegal extortion on bathroom rules.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 16, 2016 06:32 AM (vvmPQ)

442 >>>441
Well the actual definition of the word "mandate" is an order to perform some action. But that was before the MFM polluted the definition to mean a call by voters in an election to give Democrats anything they wanted.

So the term "mandate" does apply to Obama's illegal extortion on bathroom rules.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 16, 2016 06:32 AM (vvmPQ)

_______

Indeed, it has the same root word as mandatory.

But still - TFG

Posted by: TeamRawDog at May 16, 2016 06:38 AM (10hEu)

443 So the term "mandate" does apply to Obama's illegal extortion on bathroom rules.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 16, 2016 06:32 AM (vvmPQ)


Wouldn't that be 'trannydate'? Quit being so cis-normative!

Posted by: RickZ at May 16, 2016 06:38 AM (0ZkAE)

444 Thanks, Vic. Not much good news in there but then I wasn't expecting any.

Posted by: creeper at May 16, 2016 06:40 AM (ghfOx)

445 "Wouldn't that be 'trannydate'? "

I've heard it both ways.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 16, 2016 06:41 AM (ptqRm)

446 288 Buchart Gardens: I was there last August...beautiful...highly recommended.
Posted by: sinalco at May 15, 2016 11:59 PM (yODqO)

Yes, it's one of the loveliest places I've ever been to.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at May 16, 2016 06:42 AM (P8951)

447 Also - thanks for the links Vic!

Posted by: TeamRawDog at May 16, 2016 06:45 AM (10hEu)

448 WalMart had Winchester 12 gauge #7 1/2 Target loads on sale for $5.48 a box.

So I grabbed a case for Little VIA's trap shooting hobby.

Then he tells me he prefers #8 shot.

Oh well, off to get another case in a bit.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 16, 2016 06:46 AM (ptqRm)

449 San Francisco, a once great city, I will always think of the urine smell when I think of it at all.

And New Orleans, a city with a urine smell so rich and thick they should consider making dousing the whole place with bleach (not meant to be racist).

Sad that so many of our great cities, sanctuary or not or turning into third world shit holes, literally.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 16, 2016 06:49 AM (U+nHb)

450 448
Then he tells me he prefers #8 shot.



Oh well, off to get another case in a bit.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 16, 2016 06:46 AM (ptqRm)

There really is no noticeable difference between 7.5 shot and 8. Tell him to use the 7.5.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 16, 2016 06:49 AM (vvmPQ)

451 Time for common sense hatchet control laws?

http://cbsloc.al/1TDAJ7x

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 16, 2016 06:49 AM (ptqRm)

452 "There really is no noticeable difference between 7.5 shot and 8. Tell him to use the 7.5."

At that price point, I'm fine with using it as an excuse to have more shells in the basement.


Right next to the 00, and the #4

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 16, 2016 06:51 AM (ptqRm)

453 449 Sad that so many of our great cities, sanctuary or not or turning into third world shit holes, literally.

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 16, 2016 06:49 AM (U+nHb)

It is just a coincidence that they are all run by the real American Communist Party.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 16, 2016 06:51 AM (vvmPQ)

454 "Sad that so many of our great cities, sanctuary or not or turning into third world shit holes, literally. "

I believe this is being caused by what is known as "Bad Luck"

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 16, 2016 06:53 AM (ptqRm)

455 Houston does stink, but it's the smell of refineries. As my mother told us growing up in the Golden Triangle, it smells like money.

Posted by: no good deed at May 16, 2016 06:56 AM (GgxVX)

456 And New Orleans, a city with a urine smell so rich and thick they should consider making dousing the whole place with bleach (not meant to be racist).


If you visit the French Quarter, it's better to go after the Spring rain washes off Mardi Gras.

Posted by: no good deed at May 16, 2016 06:57 AM (GgxVX)

457 455
Houston does stink, but it's the smell of refineries. As my mother told
us growing up in the Golden Triangle, it smells like money.

Posted by: no good deed at May 16, 2016 06:56 AM (GgxVX)

We used to complain about the stink around Savannah when I was a kid. It was from the union bag plant there. I would never have thought that a city would smell like stale piss around an open sewer.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 16, 2016 06:58 AM (vvmPQ)

458 448 ... VIA, The difference between 7.5 shot and size 8 is pretty minimal. Unless you are going to exchange the case of shells, tell him to use the 7.5. A few less pellets but (very) slightly more distance. Wish I shot trap well enough for the difference to matter. Trap is an addictive hobby.

Posted by: JTB at May 16, 2016 06:59 AM (V+03K)

459 I don't mind the smell of good ol' industrialism, but that urine and feces smell just says, "We love our homeless and those that are unfamiliar with first world sewer systems!"

Posted by: Seems Legit at May 16, 2016 07:02 AM (U+nHb)

460 " Unless you are going to exchange the case of shells, tell him to use the 7.5"


In the land of The People of Walmart, ammo sales are final.

But that's ok.
Like I said, it's simply an excuse to buy more.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 16, 2016 07:03 AM (ptqRm)

461 "At that price point, I'm fine with using it as an excuse to have more shells in the basement.

Right next to the 00, and the #4"

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Good approach. Especially since I consider #4 shells to be a good choice for home defense. (Sorry, don't mean to start a gun thread at this hour.)

Posted by: JTB at May 16, 2016 07:05 AM (V+03K)

462 North Charleston, and the indescribable odor of the paper mill wafting over the Navy base at sunrise. Humidity at 99%, and so little air movement that cigar smoke just forms a cloud around your head.

Good times...good times.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 16, 2016 07:06 AM (ptqRm)

463 Hah! I just saw a tweet that Trump called Warren "Pocahontas" in a NYT interview.

Posted by: @votermom at May 16, 2016 07:08 AM (7lVbc)

464 "Hah! I just saw a tweet that Trump called Warren "Pocahontas" in a NYT interview. "

Sort of surprised he didn't go with Liarwatha.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 16, 2016 07:09 AM (ptqRm)

465 The NV DNC hijinks fill my heart with joy.

Posted by: Mitt Romney's Tongue Stud at May 16, 2016 07:10 AM (L7t0A)

466 El Segundo is often subtitled "Where the sewer meets the sea."

Posted by: Epobirs at May 16, 2016 07:15 AM (IdCqF)

467 Spent a lot of time in LA last year, downtown, the urine smell was *everywhere* and would make my eyes water. This was near LA Live. But really, you would walk into urine smell clouds all over, even in the nicest areas.

Posted by: Goldilocks at May 16, 2016 07:17 AM (pOgVG)

468 Publius story had me googling eliquis side effects and didn't find anything mental related but found something related to a common high blood pressure med lisinopril

http://www.medpagetoday.com/Cardiology/Hypertension/37113

Four cases where it caused hallucinations in elderly patients with memory problems.

Obviously very tiny number of cases, but possible.

Brains are weird.

Posted by: @votermom at May 16, 2016 07:19 AM (7lVbc)

469 Sounds as if yesterday's NY Times hit piece on Trump is falling apart. Shocking.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 16, 2016 07:22 AM (/tuJf)

470 the indescribable odor of the paper mill.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Spent a week down wind of a paper mill in Canada one summer when I was 14. 9 years later I am traveling with my wife through the south , can't remember the town, and all of a sudden we get a wiff of something foul, and my wife asks what's that smell. I tell her it reminds me of a paper mill. We come around a curve and there is a Scottt paper mill.

Yes it's a smell you never forget

Posted by: Cicero Skip at May 16, 2016 07:23 AM (FIrEF)

471 It sure is chilly outside this morning. Somethings just not right.

Posted by: Abu Al-Gore at May 16, 2016 07:24 AM (/m8T6)

472 I've long dreaded going to downtown LA for anything that required walking the street. If I'm going directly into a parking garage and up to somebody's office, it's not too bad.

Really, the actual City of Los Angeles is someplace I prefer not to be, despite living in the surrounding county. Some other places that are nasty are Santa Monica, where you actually see sign asking the homeless to not sleep in their doorways during business hours and hosing down the area in front of your store front is a necessity every morning. I have to wonder if the drought regulations has caused any business owners to be fined when attempting to remove human waste from the entrance area of their store.

There was a time when cities had enough self-respect to not allow the plainly mentally ill to victimize everyone else this way.

Posted by: Epobirs at May 16, 2016 07:24 AM (IdCqF)

473 you can smell the nickel refinery in Sudbury (Ontario) from twenty miles away on a nice day.

Posted by: MTF at May 16, 2016 07:27 AM (/m8T6)

474 There was a time when cities had enough self-respect to not allow the plainly mentally ill to victimize everyone else this way.

It's all the rage now.

Posted by: Tranny Bathroom Attendant at May 16, 2016 07:27 AM (L7t0A)

475 oops, where are my manners.
Thanks Vic, you make my morning complete

Posted by: Cicero Skip at May 16, 2016 07:27 AM (FIrEF)

476 "There was a time when cities had enough self-respect to not allow the plainly mentally ill to victimize everyone else this way. "


What are you gonna do?
People keep electing the mentally ill into office.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 16, 2016 07:29 AM (ptqRm)

477 Of all of the cities I've been in, Seattle WA has the most aggressive vagrants and homeless I've ever encountered.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 16, 2016 07:39 AM (amBbh)

478 474
There was a time when cities had enough self-respect to not allow the plainly mentally ill to victimize everyone else this way.



It's all the rage now.

Posted by: Tranny Bathroom Attendant at May 16, 2016 07:27 AM (L7t0A)


You can blame the ACLU for the mentally ill part. Democrats for the rest.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 16, 2016 07:40 AM (vvmPQ)

479 The economic crisis in this country has exploded into a public health emergency, claiming the lives of untold numbers of Venezuelans.

The NYT article from Vic's bb link is brutal. Yet how many of these people have changed their mind about socialism? How many accept responsibility for what they did to themselves?

One can no more feel pity for any of these fools than for Pharaoh in Exodus.

Posted by: angela urkel at May 16, 2016 07:42 AM (wF15t)

480 Epobirs, saw the same thing in Santa Monica. The number of homeless sleeping in the parks next to the beach was unbelievable. LA Live is right across from the LA Salvation Army, which was near the hotel I stayed at for weeks on end, and that whole area was overrun, even though there is a ton of very high end construction, big restaurants and a lot of money being poured into that area. I am from the East Coast and am no stranger when itcomes to nasty city smells, but LA in the summer was something else entirely. No rain means nothing gets washed away ever. Gag.

Posted by: Goldilocks at May 16, 2016 07:42 AM (pOgVG)

481 My neighbor's mother is a seventy-something pothead who pretty much broke up her marriage by spending all their money, so I was unsurprised when she stopped by her daughter's house yesterday and I saw her 'Ready for Hillary' sticker from last year has been replaced with a 'Feel the Bern' sticker.

Apparently she found out Bernie was handing out more free shit.

Posted by: Tranny Bathroom Attendant at May 16, 2016 07:45 AM (L7t0A)

482 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 16, 2016 07:46 AM (ZQfW9)

483 Police had to be called in to restore order at the NV Democrat convention as "new rules" favoring Scankles were placed in effect.


http://fxn.ws/27quq0X

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 16, 2016 05:56 AM (vvmPQ)



You'd think this would have been a big story. Well it would have been if it were Republicans.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 16, 2016 07:47 AM (45oDG)

484 The woman at the center of the NY Times Trump hit piece is now claiming that she did not have a negative experience with Trump, ended up dating him for a while, and the Times lied about the tenor of the article.

http://tinyurl.com/jep8ada

Posted by: JackStraw at May 16, 2016 07:51 AM (/tuJf)

485 What are you gonna do?
People keep electing the mentally ill into office.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice


Ah, but not all mental illnesses are equally debilitating.

Politicians' mental illness is sociopathy. That gives them a survival advantage over those of us with a conscience.

Posted by: angela urkel at May 16, 2016 07:54 AM (wF15t)

486 How do you like my new campaign slogan, "Feel The Hill!"?

People think I pander too much, but people ain't seen nuthin yet!

Posted by: Tranny Granny at May 16, 2016 07:54 AM (/m8T6)

487 Without the Sanity-Challenged individuals of this great land, how would we ever win an election? Do you honestly believe we could push our Death to America schemes with merely our urban voter-slaves and indoctrinated youth?

Posted by: The Notorious DNC at May 16, 2016 07:56 AM (XHihg)

488 @484

Trump has been living his life in the limelight in the media and tabloid capital of the world for 40 years if there was real dirt on him it would have been revealed long ago.

They got nothing on him.

Posted by: Kreplach at May 16, 2016 07:56 AM (amBbh)

489 @421......resulted in two candy factories being closed.....Vic

Hershey, the Great American Candy Bar, is now being made in Mexico. Not in Pennsylvania.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at May 16, 2016 07:56 AM (CzhL0)

490
489 @421......resulted in two candy factories being closed.....Vic

Hershey, the Great American Candy Bar, is now being made in Mexico. Not in Pennsylvania.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at May 16, 2016 07:56 AM (CzhL0)








So no more chocolate traveling down the Hershey Highway?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 16, 2016 07:59 AM (o98Jz)

491 489
@421......resulted in two candy factories being closed.....Vic



Hershey, the Great American Candy Bar, is now being made in Mexico. Not in Pennsylvania.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at May 16, 2016 07:56 AM (CzhL0)

That is exactly where those two candy factories I was talking about went.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 16, 2016 07:59 AM (vvmPQ)

492 Da dump

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 16, 2016 07:59 AM (vvmPQ)

493 Publius. Mom just spent the weekend in the hospital after arriving through the ER. I thought she was having a stroke. Clear test results on the stroke. We knew 4-5 pills were missing from her pill bottles. She couldn't tell us what happened to them. Severe confusion on her part. Doc thinks she took them in addition to her normal dose. Her symptoms cleared up and then sent her home yesterday. Could you mom have accidentally taken extra meds?

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at May 16, 2016 08:00 AM (3hIZX)

494 It'll be an interesting day at work today.

I work with lefty LIV women who apparently weren't aware of the new bathroom edick on Friday. They didn't mention it and neither did I.

I expect it will be a topic of conversation today.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at May 16, 2016 08:00 AM (eHpnh)

495 You must use the weekly pill containers for anything that has severe over or under dosing issues.

Posted by: Jean at May 16, 2016 08:08 AM (Dk31Y)

496 They got nothing on him.

Some rag was yelling about his beauty pageant contestants over the weekend. Their money quote: "He put us in a room, and told us to put swimming suits on."

So, you were in a beauty pageant, eh?

The. Horror.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 16, 2016 08:14 AM (SeD0w)

497 Thanks, Vic, as always.
The bus story? Welcome to our third-world future.

Publius, prayers for you and your family. Hope you had a good night and will get to the bottom of this.
My sympathy on the disorentation/mood change- daughter had that bad after a car accident brain injury, and it takes a ton of patience and quick thinking to deal with.

Posted by: Sal at May 16, 2016 08:20 AM (MRX6w)

498 NYT: Hear him whip the women just around midnight

NYT has a hit piece on Trump based on extensive interviews, "Crossing the Line: How Trump behaves with women in private."

The big reveal: Trump got laid a lot. What got buried in the story is that he promoted women in his business when others in his industry didn't.

Now the woman that leads the story says she was misquoted and that Trump was always a gentleman.

The dog that didn't bark: No date rape allegations. No rape rape allegations. No "you ought to put some ice on that."

Bill Clinton to be hardest hit.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 16, 2016 08:26 AM (bQxkN)

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