Mid-Morning Open Thread (What Time Is It?) [CBD]


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Astronomical Movement Clock
(probably) Jeremias Metzger 1568

Can a tool be art?

clock watch.jpg

Clock watch
Movement by Michael Nouwen, or Nouen 1600-1610

Posted by: Open Blogger at 10:00 AM




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1 First?
Love the intricacy..

Posted by: IP at June 01, 2016 09:56 AM (aQQbl)

2 Do they make that in a lady's watch? It sure is pretty.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 01, 2016 09:57 AM (dFi94)

3 Can a tool be art?

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Yes, definitely.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at June 01, 2016 09:57 AM (KUaJL)

4 Astronomical Movement Clock

(probably) Jeremias Metzger 1568

I chuckle at the (probably) part...

Posted by: IP at June 01, 2016 09:58 AM (aQQbl)

5 Yes, the answer is yes.

Posted by: Seems Legit at June 01, 2016 09:58 AM (U+nHb)

6 You would need one hell of a pocket for that bottom clock. Or watch. Or whatever.

Posted by: joncelli, Bridge Troll and Crossbow Afficianado at June 01, 2016 09:58 AM (Pby3z)

7 Cupid Butt Clock.


Nice!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2016 09:59 AM (mvenn)

8 Do you think those are gold-plated?

Posted by: grammie winger at June 01, 2016 10:00 AM (dFi94)

9 Technology at its most perfect is a harmonious blend of the aesthetic beauty of art and the functionality of science.

Posted by: OregonMuse at June 01, 2016 10:01 AM (UHKOQ)

10 Does anybody really know what time it is?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 01, 2016 10:01 AM (T/cxb)

11 Yes. Bruce Jenner is a tool. He is also Art.

Posted by: General Zod at June 01, 2016 10:01 AM (Bdeb0)

12 Crap, that sounds like a Neil DeGrasse Tyson tweet.

Posted by: OregonMuse at June 01, 2016 10:02 AM (UHKOQ)

13 Not sure, but I know an Art who's a tool. Does that count?

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at June 01, 2016 10:02 AM (AoK0a)

14 >>Do you think those are gold-plated?

According to the internet, brass and iron.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 01, 2016 10:02 AM (/tuJf)

15 Corgis called.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 01, 2016 10:02 AM (tu/2g)

16
Information on the bottom piece says it is gilded brass, the dial is gilded brass with a blued steel hand. The movement is gilded brass and iron. Made in London.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 01, 2016 10:03 AM (dFi94)

17 It is amazing they could do all that with the most basic of tools. All mechanical things to me are art and that stuff is beyond what I can fathom as to how they created it.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at June 01, 2016 10:03 AM (tf9Ne)

18 Blanco Basura at June 01, 2016 10:01 AM (T/cxb)

I don't care about thyme ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at June 01, 2016 10:03 AM (AoK0a)

19 Grammie, who was that Scottish preacher you were listening to yesterday, Sinclair Ferguson or Alistair Begg?

Posted by: OregonMuse at June 01, 2016 10:03 AM (UHKOQ)

20 Does anybody really know what Art it is? Does anybody really care?

Posted by: joncelli, Bridge Troll and Crossbow Afficianado at June 01, 2016 10:03 AM (Pby3z)

21 Crap, that sounds like a Neil DeGrasse Tyson tweet.


Posted by: OregonMuse


*****

I was trying to craft a response, but you have self-responded better than anything up with which I was coming.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2016 10:03 AM (mvenn)

22 *nods*

Posted by: The Antikythera Mechanism at June 01, 2016 10:04 AM (evdj2)

23 Technology at its most perfect is a harmonious blend of the aesthetic beauty of art and the functionality of science.

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And the oppression of the cis-normative white male.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at June 01, 2016 10:04 AM (Nwg0u)

24 Why time is it?
Thank goodness cthulhu is asleep on the left coast - last time I asked him that q uestion, he went into 45 minute dissertation on how to build a clock.

Posted by: Chi at June 01, 2016 10:04 AM (ko4zy)

25 Does anybody really know what Art it is? Does anybody really care?

Whoa whoa whoa.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor of equal or greater value at June 01, 2016 10:04 AM (evdj2)

26 Tempus? Fuggit!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2016 10:04 AM (mvenn)

27 You would need one hell of a pocket for that bottom clock. Or watch. Or whatever.



Without something of known size next to it, like a quarter, there is no telling just how big or small it really is.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 01, 2016 10:05 AM (tu/2g)

28 Can a tool be art?

Yoo hoo! Here I am!

Posted by: William Kristol at June 01, 2016 10:05 AM (UHKOQ)

29 About to drop my wife off at the airport for a trip to Spain, where she will be travelling the St. Ignatius Pilgrimage Route for 2 weeks. Doing research on the chapels, churches, icons, etc. along the way. As always when she goes overseas I'm anxious, but Spain isn't as bad as some of the places she could go.

Posted by: Lincolntf at June 01, 2016 10:05 AM (2cS/G)

30 Some excellent internet 'art' (cartoons, quotes and memes) over at Bookworm:

http://www.bookwormroom.com/

Posted by: Lizzy at June 01, 2016 10:05 AM (NOIQH)

31 Does anybody really know what Art it is? Does anybody really care?



Is this real life, or is it just fantasy?

Posted by: rickb223 at June 01, 2016 10:05 AM (tu/2g)

32 "...I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the
Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in Art, like
tears...in...rain. Art to die."

Posted by: General Zod at June 01, 2016 10:06 AM (Bdeb0)

33 Does anybody really know what Art it is? Does anybody really care?
Posted by: joncelli, Bridge Troll and Crossbow Afficianado at June 01, 2016 10:03 AM (Pby3z)


Does anyone really know what time it is

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2016 10:06 AM (zp+j1)

34 We just use our phones

Posted by: kids today at June 01, 2016 10:07 AM (LcKAY)

35 Does anybody really know what Art it is? Does anybody really care?
Posted by: joncelli, Bridge Troll and Crossbow Afficianado at June 01, 2016 10:03 AM (Pby3z)


Does anyone really know what time it is
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2016 10:06 AM (zp+j1)

We're getting dangeriously close to bullshit- I mean philosophy - territory.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at June 01, 2016 10:07 AM (KUaJL)

36
Does anybody really know what Art it is?>>>

John Moses Browning did.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at June 01, 2016 10:07 AM (tf9Ne)

37
Grammie, who was that Scottish preacher you were listening to yesterday, Sinclair Ferguson or Alistair Begg?


Posted by: OregonMuse at June 01, 2016 10:03 AM (UHKOQ)
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I listen to Alistair Begg everyday, but the pastor I was listening to last night is Pastor Colin Smith of the Orchard Church (what used to be the Arlington Heights Evangelical Free Church). I used to know a lot of folks at his church, and he's a very good systematic Bible expositor. But in my humble opinion, Alistair Begg is just quite wonderful, isn't he?

I get a daily devotional from him by email every morning, and soon-to-be-mister and I are going through his marriage CDs.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 01, 2016 10:08 AM (dFi94)

38
1,037 Syrian Refugees Admitted in May: Two Christians, 1,035 Muslims

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 01, 2016 10:09 AM (iQIUe)

39 >>You would need one hell of a pocket for that bottom clock. Or watch. Or whatever.

Years ago we were having a huge charades throw down during a ski weekend. Needless to say, alcohol was involved.

It was neck and neck during the final round when a teammate was giving clues for wristwatch. In the heat of battle, I shouted out ARM CLOCK!

I take shit for that to this day.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 01, 2016 10:10 AM (/tuJf)

40 Who put the bop in the bop shoo bop shoo bop?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at June 01, 2016 10:10 AM (Nwg0u)

41 I was trying to craft a response, but you have self-responded better than anything up with which I was coming.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2016 10:03 AM (mvenn)


Yeah, and I was going to use my superpowers to delete the comment, but on second thought, it's better served as an example to others, i.e. "Kids, don't write stupid stuff like this."

Posted by: OregonMuse at June 01, 2016 10:10 AM (UHKOQ)

42 Who put the bop in the bop shoo bop shoo bop?

We do, we do.

Posted by: Stonecutters at June 01, 2016 10:12 AM (evdj2)

43 What time is it?

It's business time.

Posted by: Flight of the Concords at June 01, 2016 10:13 AM (TOk1P)

44 It's nice, but it's no pair of glasses left on the floor.

Posted by: josephistan at June 01, 2016 10:13 AM (7HtZB)

45 Is that Jimmy Page on the top of that clock?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 01, 2016 10:13 AM (k4M/B)

46 "Kids , don't write stupid stuff like this."

There goes HuffPo's business model.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 01, 2016 10:13 AM (T/cxb)

47 Does anyone really know what time it is
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2016 10:06 AM (zp+j1)

Dionne Warwick?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 01, 2016 10:13 AM (voOPb)

48 "...Who cares about the political opinions of a piano player?"

- Billy Joel


Never been a big fan of Billy Joel, but he's damn right on that.

Much of the entertainment industry should be so smart.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at June 01, 2016 10:13 AM (WlGX+)

49 "O Grammar!" crater ladle gull, "Wood bag icer gut! A nervous sausage bag ice!"

Posted by: the littl shyning man at June 01, 2016 10:13 AM (LcKAY)

50 Regarding those clocks: "YOU didn't build that! We was performing brain surgery and building shit like that back when yoo peeple were still in caves!" Rev Al not so Sharpton, jeenyuss.

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy at June 01, 2016 10:14 AM (TPimP)

51 I inherited a set of small woodworking tools, very much like miniature lathe blades and tried my hand at simple relief carving.

Bloodletting and stiches resulted , and that cemented my admiration at the works from centuries ago like these. It really is an incredible talent.

Posted by: IP at June 01, 2016 10:15 AM (aQQbl)

52 Does anybody really know what Art it is? Does anybody really care?
Posted by: joncelli, Bridge Troll and Crossbow Afficianado at June 01, 2016 10:03 AM (Pby3z)


Does anyone really know what time it is
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2016 10:06 AM (zp+j1)

We're getting dangeriously close to bullshit- I mean philosophy - territory.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at June 01, 2016 10:07 AM (KUaJL)

Only in "chicago"

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2016 10:15 AM (zp+j1)

53 46 "Kids , don't write stupid stuff like this."

There goes HuffPo's business model.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 01, 2016 10:13 AM (T/cxb)

Vox, Salon & Slate terribly hurt you left them out of the conversation

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 01, 2016 10:15 AM (voOPb)

54 "Dionne Warwick?"

CTA

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 01, 2016 10:15 AM (T/cxb)

55 Crap, that sounds like a Neil DeGrasse Tyson tweet.


Posted by: OregonMuse at June 01, 2016 10:02 AM (UHKOQ)


Or one of those douchey Lexus commercials.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 01, 2016 10:16 AM (TOk1P)

56 I made one of those for a school project once!
It got me invited the the White House.

Posted by: Clockmed at June 01, 2016 10:16 AM (ko4zy)

57
Grraahhhggghh!

In another tab I'm at another forum arguing with a bunch of lefties about Hillary's emails.

Yeah, nice bling, grumble grumble.

Posted by: iforgot at June 01, 2016 10:16 AM (pC96u)

58 #51. Bloodletting and stiches resulted

Yikes. Guess I'll just cross woodworking off the ol' bucket list.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at June 01, 2016 10:16 AM (WlGX+)

59 36
Does anybody really know what Art it is?>>>

John Moses Browning did.
Posted by: Buzzsaw at June 01, 2016 10:07 AM (tf9Ne)

That would be a good topic for a future thread - the art of weaponry. Every major art museum has an Arms & Armor collection.

Posted by: josephistan at June 01, 2016 10:17 AM (7HtZB)

60 Now, see, those I would like to see the workings because the intricacy of clocks, especially astronomical clocks, is stunning.

Posted by: alexthechick - All The Whatever Hands at June 01, 2016 10:17 AM (mf5HN)

61 Does anybody know why walloping somebody is known as "clocking" them?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2016 10:17 AM (mvenn)

62 In another tab I'm at another forum arguing with a bunch of lefties about Hillary's emails.

Toadys, shilling for The Man.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor of equal or greater value at June 01, 2016 10:17 AM (evdj2)

63 Quartz made time pieces more accurate but sure took away from the mechanical artistry.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at June 01, 2016 10:18 AM (cJswI)

64 I made one of those for a school project once!

It got me invited the the White House.

Posted by: Clockmed>>>

You forgot to make the circuit board guilded.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at June 01, 2016 10:18 AM (tf9Ne)

65 - What time is it?

- Oh, no idea. Lets take a look at the Ark of the Covenant and find out!

Posted by: Nurse Ratched at June 01, 2016 10:19 AM (lSIkQ)

66 Yeah, and I was going to use my superpowers to delete the comment, but on second thought, it's better served as an example to others, i.e. "Kids, don't write stupid stuff like this."
Posted by: OregonMuse at June 01, 2016 10:10 AM (UHKOQ)


"But if you do, don't be bogarting the weed, man. That's just not cool."

Posted by: alexthechick - All The Whatever Hands at June 01, 2016 10:19 AM (mf5HN)

67 "O Grammar!" crater ladle gull, "Wood bag icer gut! A nervous sausage bag ice!"

****

The badder two see Jew wit.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2016 10:19 AM (mvenn)

68 Vox, Salon & Slate terribly hurt you left them out of the conversation

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Didja see Salon's latest headline? Hillary is not Darth Vader, she's Princess Leia.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at June 01, 2016 10:19 AM (Nwg0u)

69 Does anybody know why walloping somebody is known as "clocking" them?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2016 10:17 AM


probably a variant of someone having their "clock cleaned", but I gots nothin' beyond that

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 01, 2016 10:20 AM (ZQfW9)

70 Can a tool be art?


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Yep. Take a look at some of the beautiful work done on Over/Unders.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 01, 2016 10:20 AM (/CXhS)

71 I been clock-blocked!

Posted by: naturalfake at June 01, 2016 10:21 AM (0cMkb)

72 61 Does anybody know why walloping somebody is known as "clocking" them?
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2016 10:17 AM (mvenn)

Or "cleaning their clock." I've wondered that myself.

Posted by: josephistan at June 01, 2016 10:22 AM (7HtZB)

73 Didja see Salon's latest headline? Hillary is not Darth Vader, she's Princess Leia.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at June 01, 2016 10:19 AM (Nwg0u)


So she needs a man to save her.


*vapors

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 01, 2016 10:22 AM (/CXhS)

74
Didja see Salon's latest headline? Hillary is not Darth Vader, she's Princess Leia.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks


Who is her Obi Wan?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 01, 2016 10:22 AM (k4M/B)

75 60 Now, see, those I would like to see the workings because the intricacy of clocks, especially astronomical clocks, is stunning.

Posted by: alexthechick
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Have you ever studied Faberge eggs?
Amazing little mechanical works of art.

Posted by: Chi at June 01, 2016 10:22 AM (ko4zy)

76
Toadys, shilling for The Man.
Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor of equal or greater value at June 01, 2016 10:17 AM (evdj2)
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Apologists like you wouldn't believe. How is "She was too inept to use email" a statement of support? How is "The rules were too complicated for a person of her age" a reason to trust her and make her president?

Posted by: iforgot at June 01, 2016 10:22 AM (pC96u)

77 It was neck and neck during the final round when a teammate was giving clues for wristwatch. In the heat of battle, I shouted out ARM CLOCK!

I take shit for that to this day.
Posted by: JackStraw


As you should. Arm clock. Sheesh!

Posted by: rickb223 at June 01, 2016 10:22 AM (tu/2g)

78 Didja see Salon's latest headline? Hillary is not Darth Vader, she's Princess Leia.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at June 01, 2016 10:19 AM (Nwg0u)

No, they claim she's "General" Leia. SJW virtue-signalling courtesy of the "new" Star Wars.

Posted by: josephistan at June 01, 2016 10:23 AM (7HtZB)

79 I would love to retire some day and take up clock making as a hobby. Fascinating stuff.

Someone mentioned about how amazing it is was people used to make with the most basic tools. What is equally amazing to me (and disappointing) is that even with all our tools and technology today, we cannot make things like people did centuries ago with basic tools.

Posted by: Damiano at June 01, 2016 10:23 AM (71OEY)

80 Happy LGBT? month! You all wearing Your rainbow clothes? Fabulous...!

Posted by: donna at June 01, 2016 10:23 AM (O2RFr)

81 About to drop my wife off at the airport for a trip
to Spain, where she will be travelling the St. Ignatius Pilgrimage Route
for 2 weeks. Doing research on the chapels, churches, icons, etc. along
the way. As always when she goes overseas I'm anxious, but Spain isn't
as bad as some of the places she could go.
Posted by: Lincolntf at June 01, 2016 10:05 AM (2cS/G)


I have been thinking of doing that sort of thing since some friends went and had a great time.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 01, 2016 10:23 AM (ry34m)

82
Or "cleaning their clock." I've wondered that myself.
Posted by: josephistan


And who got the clock dirty in the first place?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 01, 2016 10:23 AM (k4M/B)

83 "Can a tool be art?"

I always liked to think so.

Posted by: John Holmes at June 01, 2016 10:23 AM (0mRoj)

84 Can a tool be art?


Absolutely.

Posted by: Anthony Weiner at June 01, 2016 10:24 AM (dkNy/)

85
Didja see Salon's latest headline? Hillary is not Darth Vader, she's Princess Leia.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks

Who is her Obi Wan?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 01, 2016 10:22 AM (k4M/B)
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Who's her Han Solo? I mean, who stuck her with a kid and went flying off to have further adventures?

Posted by: iforgot at June 01, 2016 10:24 AM (pC96u)

86 My grandfather's clock was too tall for the shelf
So it stood ninety years on the floor
It was taller by half than the old man himself
But it weighed not a pennyweight more

It was bought on the morn on the day that he was born
It was always his treasure and pride
But it stopped, short, never to go again
When the old man died

- Henry Clay Work

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at June 01, 2016 10:24 AM (WlGX+)

87 80 Happy LGBT? month! You all wearing Your rainbow clothes? Fabulous...!

Posted by: donna at June 01, 2016 10:23 AM (O2RFr)


Dammit. Well, that is gonna clash like hell with all the orange I plan on wearing tomorrow.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 01, 2016 10:25 AM (/CXhS)

88 Those clocks really are amazing. Artistry and craftsmanship melded perfectly.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 01, 2016 10:25 AM (0mRoj)

89 Who's her Han Solo? I mean, who stuck her with a kid and went flying off to have further adventures?

Posted by: iforgot at June 01, 2016 10:24 AM (pC96u)


Leia had a kid?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 01, 2016 10:26 AM (/CXhS)

90 >>Or "cleaning their clock." I've wondered that myself.

I've always thought it had to do with timing of a sports event. It's still common to talk about "clocking" someone or something when they race as in "Secretariat was clocked in blah, blah for a quarter mile."

So cleaning someone's clock or clocking them was beating them.

That's my story and I'm sticking with it.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 01, 2016 10:26 AM (/tuJf)

91 Does anybody know why walloping somebody is known as "clocking" them?
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2016 10:17 AM (mvenn)
_____________________________



a little light googling led me to the old Australian slang word for face was "clock".
Outside that, no idea...

Posted by: IP at June 01, 2016 10:26 AM (aQQbl)

92 Does anybody know why walloping somebody is known as "clocking" them?
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2016 10:17 AM (mvenn)

Or "cleaning their clock." I've wondered that myself.
Posted by: josephistan at June 01, 2016 10:22 AM (7HtZB)



The flat numbery part of the clock is called its "face".

So, basically refers to a punch in the face.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 01, 2016 10:26 AM (0cMkb)

93 Yep. Take a look at some of the beautiful work done on Over/Unders.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA>>>

Or Pistols.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/j24lhu6

Link to engraved Colt single action Army revolver up for auction.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at June 01, 2016 10:27 AM (tf9Ne)

94 They were ghost hunting in a cemetery. They found something spookier.

http://tinyurl.com/z7x8f7c

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at June 01, 2016 10:27 AM (Nwg0u)

95 The Penguins killed the penalty clock for the last two minutes of game 1 with the Sharks the other night. It was wild.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at June 01, 2016 10:28 AM (LcKAY)

96 Can a tool be art?



Of course.
-Snap On

Posted by: rickb223 at June 01, 2016 10:28 AM (tu/2g)

97 Dammit, Ithought LGBT month was a joke...then I looked it up. Dammit, they don't take off a single month. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_LGBT_awareness_days

Posted by: vivi at June 01, 2016 10:28 AM (11H2y)

98
Well onto happier topics.

Wanting to know what time it is and pulling that thing on the bottom out of your silk-lined velvet jacket pocket. Now look around and see what else is in the room. What will be served for tea?

Posted by: iforgot at June 01, 2016 10:28 AM (pC96u)

99 61 Does anybody know why walloping somebody is known as "clocking" them?
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon
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This phrase is not as old as you think. It was first used by secret service agents in a field report describing an incident at the White House back in 1993.
"Then she clocked him. Threw that thing across the room and beaned him right in noggin."

Posted by: Chi at June 01, 2016 10:28 AM (ko4zy)

100 My grandfather's clock was the best ever made
By the Timex company.
Just like the clock John Cameron Swayze displayed
Last night on the old TV.

Oh it works under water so perfectly,
And still makes a ticking sound.
Which my grandfather tried only this afternoon,
And that's how the old man drowned.

Posted by: Zombie Allan Sherman at June 01, 2016 10:29 AM (0cMkb)

101 Fargin iceholes. Bunch of dirty clocksackers.

Posted by: Tire Fired Iron Belts at June 01, 2016 10:29 AM (e8U/R)

102
Leia had a kid?
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 01, 2016 10:26 AM (/CXhS)
--------------------

Have you seen the latest Star Wars?

Posted by: iforgot at June 01, 2016 10:29 AM (pC96u)

103 It's Hillary's private server?

Posted by: Semi-engaged scroller at June 01, 2016 10:29 AM (LQLeS)

104 The Penguins killed the penalty clock for the last two minutes of game 1 with the Sharks the other night. It was wild.
____________________________________


There is nothing like playoff/Stanley Cup hockey, even IPspouse is a fan now.

Posted by: IP at June 01, 2016 10:29 AM (aQQbl)

105 Anybody else following this?

https://twitter.com/smod2016

It's actually pretty funny.

Posted by: OregonMuse at June 01, 2016 10:30 AM (UHKOQ)

106
The Penguins killed the penalty clock for the last two minutes of game 1 with the Sharks the other night. It was wild.
Posted by: the littl shyning man at June 01, 2016 10:28 AM (LcKAY)
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Well, there's something about a clock, so it's marginally on topic.

Posted by: iforgot at June 01, 2016 10:30 AM (pC96u)

107 Who's her Han Solo? I mean, who stuck her with a kid and went flying off to have further adventures?

Posted by: iforgot at June 01, 2016 10:24 AM (pC96u)


We know. Those idiots still think of Pedo Billy Jeff as the cock of the walk. Now that Hussein Obama has disappointed them so, they're ready to lay there and be Mandingoed from the original First Black President.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 01, 2016 10:31 AM (TOk1P)

108 I always thought 'clocked' had to do with stopping time for the clockee, as in knocked out.

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 01, 2016 10:32 AM (MIKMs)

109 No, they claim she's "General" Leia. SJW virtue-signalling courtesy of the "new" Star Wars.

Posted by: josephistan at June 01, 2016 10:23 AM (7HtZB)


Well, that's a relief. For a moment there, I thought they meant "metal bikini" Leia.

Posted by: OregonMuse at June 01, 2016 10:32 AM (UHKOQ)

110 That 17th Century clock watch looks more like a snuff box.

Posted by: Semi-engaged scroller at June 01, 2016 10:32 AM (LQLeS)

111 Houston shooter


His father told a Houston TV station that Garza was troubled by what he saw in Afghanistan.

His first deployment there - December 2009 to November 2010 - coincided with Afghanistan's deadliest year for American troops. Almost 500 were killed in 2010, according to Iraq Coalition Casualty Count, which monitors military deaths there and in Afghanistan. Four of the five worst months ever for U.S. forces since the start of the war in 2001 were that year- June, July, August and November - when about 233 soldiers were killed.

Posted by: ThunderB at June 01, 2016 10:32 AM (zOTsN)

112 54 "Dionne Warwick?"

CTA
Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 01, 2016 10:15 AM (T/cxb)

?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 01, 2016 10:33 AM (voOPb)

113 Art of a different sort, some works by Van Gogh tweaked to seem 3D.

http://www.ufunk.net/en/artistes/van-gogh-tilt-shift/

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 01, 2016 10:33 AM (D46NL)

114 It is really stunning to look at the beauty and craftsmanship of a clock like that.

It becomes truly awe inspiring if you first look at some modern art and/or dog poop first, then take a comparitive look at the beauty and craftsmanship of a clock like that

Posted by: TeamRawDog at June 01, 2016 10:34 AM (10hEu)

115 "Then she clocked him. Threw that thing across the room and beaned him right in noggin."

Posted by: Chi at June 01, 2016 10:28 AM (ko4zy)


I just love technical jargon.

Posted by: OregonMuse at June 01, 2016 10:34 AM (UHKOQ)

116 Clocksucka!

//Wu

Posted by: Sven10077 at June 01, 2016 10:35 AM (T2Zv1)

117 Does anybody know why walloping somebody is known as "clocking" them?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2016 10:17 AM (mvenn)



Or "cleaning their clock." I've wondered that myself.

Posted by: josephistan at June 01, 2016 10:22 AM (7HtZB)





The flat numbery part of the clock is called its "face".



So, basically refers to a punch in the face.





Posted by: naturalfake at June 01, 2016 10:26 AM (0cMkb)


I'm sure that's part of it, but it's a variation on having one's bell rung. In boxing, if you get hit hard enough you stiffen and shake, like a rung bell. Being clocked would be not just that effect, but having the count be like the chimes of a great clock, tolling to 10.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 01, 2016 10:35 AM (TOk1P)

118 Well I guess we now know why Cheryl Mills wanted the video of her deposition kept confidential. Her attorney object over 250 times and Mills claimed she forgot over 220 times.

That would make for some awkward teevee.

https://tinyurl.com/jh7lvaq

Posted by: JackStraw at June 01, 2016 10:35 AM (/tuJf)

119 Hillary! or Lena Dunham in a bikini.

Oh the horrors. Show that to the Arab world.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 01, 2016 10:35 AM (D46NL)

120 111 ThunderB,

That coincided with Brak's ROE changes...

Posted by: Sven10077 at June 01, 2016 10:36 AM (T2Zv1)

121 He was a Trump supporter. He distrusted Ryan and Prebius. He supported Trump on illegal immigrants and the wall.


Why isn't the press all over this?


I bet this guy was on a VA wait list

Posted by: ThunderB at June 01, 2016 10:36 AM (zOTsN)

122 119 Hillary! or Lena Dunham in a bikini.

Oh the horrors. Show that to the Arab world.

I don't think they're that "fussy"... see:goat love...

Posted by: donna at June 01, 2016 10:36 AM (O2RFr)

123 119 Hillary! or Lena Dunham in a bikini.

Oh the horrors. Show that to the Arab world.
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 01, 2016 10:35 AM (D46NL)

They don't hate us enough already?

Posted by: josephistan at June 01, 2016 10:37 AM (7HtZB)

124 Why would anyone marry Alan Grayson?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 01, 2016 10:37 AM (iQIUe)

125 Well, ain't that pot story in the sidebar a shocka.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 01, 2016 10:37 AM (nIGPZ)

126 Pfft. They call that a clock?

Posted by: Achmad the Muslim Genius Biy at June 01, 2016 10:37 AM (sl+zA)

127 Would you rather have sex with a goat once, or have sex with nobody but Lena Dunham for the rest of your life?

Posted by: Insomniac at June 01, 2016 10:37 AM (0mRoj)

128 Why would anyone marry Alan Grayson?
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 01, 2016 10:37 AM (iQIUe)
______________________________


Can't tell if that's rhetorical or a joke setup.

Posted by: IP at June 01, 2016 10:38 AM (aQQbl)

129 121 He was a Trump supporter. He distrusted Ryan and Prebius. He supported Trump on illegal immigrants and the wall.


Why isn't the press all over this?

Trump supporter?.... They will be...

Posted by: donna at June 01, 2016 10:38 AM (O2RFr)

130 I bet this guy was on a VA wait list
Posted by: ThunderB at June 01, 2016 10:36 AM (zOTsN)

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Shit.

Can't find my shocked face.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 01, 2016 10:38 AM (rlfds)

131 It's a little-known fact that you don't actually need a clock to "clock" someone. You can do it with a lamp.

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary! 2016 Barking For Us at June 01, 2016 10:38 AM (sl+zA)

132 The creativity and skill in those pieces is stunning. How I envy that ability. Can a tool be art? Absolutely! There's a video of the Colonial Williamsburg gunsmith making a flintlock rifle. He starts with a chunk of wood, a bar of iron and some scrap brass and creates a deadly weapon that has artistry that rivals Rodin or Michelangelo.

Posted by: JTB at June 01, 2016 10:38 AM (V+03K)

133 124 Why would anyone marry Alan Grayson?
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 01, 2016 10:37 AM (iQIUe)
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Blackmail?

Posted by: Serenity Now! at June 01, 2016 10:39 AM (BDZWU)

134 Can a tool be Art?


No. Nick Searcy owns the role of Art and he is definitely not a tool.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at June 01, 2016 10:39 AM (QHgTq)

135 List_of_LGBT_awareness_day

It's rather hard not to be aware. The love that won't shut the fuck up.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor of equal or greater value at June 01, 2016 10:39 AM (evdj2)

136 133 124 Why would anyone marry Alan Grayson?
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 01, 2016 10:37 AM (iQIUe)
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Blackmail?

Publicity stunt.. She's running for His old seat...

Posted by: donna at June 01, 2016 10:39 AM (O2RFr)

137 *waves to SMFH*

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 01, 2016 10:39 AM (D46NL)

138 Would you rather have sex with a goat once, or have sex with nobody but Lena Dunham for the rest of your life?


Before I answer, let's see the goat.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 01, 2016 10:40 AM (sl+zA)

139 Completely off topic, but did Milo have a decent reception at UCLA yesterday? He was at UCSB earlier last week (I think) and from all accounts, it was all very civil and there were even some kids with MAGA caps on (I'm surprised they weren't chased out of Santa Barbara for doing that).

Posted by: IC at June 01, 2016 10:40 AM (a0IVu)

140 Hey Anna!

Hope you had an enjoyable Memorial Day weekend.

I was out of town, and it was very nice indeed.

Now it's back to the grind.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 01, 2016 10:41 AM (rlfds)

141 Publicity stunt.. She's running for His old seat...
Posted by: donna at June 01, 2016 10:39 AM (O2RFr)
_______________________________________


and he's running for hers....
Hey oh! I'm here all night folks..

Posted by: The Hudson Falls Comic at June 01, 2016 10:42 AM (aQQbl)

142 Would you rather have sex with a goat once, or have sex with nobody but Lena Dunham for the rest of your life?

Posted by: Insomniac at June 01, 2016 10:37 AM (0mRoj)


Le sigh... alright, let's get this over with.


Pitcher or catcher? Shut up! I said let's get this over with!!

Posted by: BurtTC at June 01, 2016 10:42 AM (TOk1P)

143 New Hilldog chant: Come On I Wanna Leia!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at June 01, 2016 10:42 AM (Nwg0u)

144 According to the local rag, the guy could easily have been part of the horde

Posted by: ThunderB at June 01, 2016 10:42 AM (zOTsN)

145 Why would anyone marry Alan Grayson?


name recognition !

Posted by: runner at June 01, 2016 10:42 AM (KZRN8)

146 Depends upon your definition of enjoyable, had to work Saturday and Sunday. But trying to restart the further adventures of Diana and Catherine so that is good.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 01, 2016 10:42 AM (D46NL)

147 97
LGBT month? WOO HOO

Love guns, beer and tatas!!!!!

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed - PROUD LGBT - Loves Guns, Beer and Tatas at June 01, 2016 10:43 AM (jxbfJ)

148 135 List_of_LGBT_awareness_day

It's rather hard not to be aware. The love that won't shut the fuck up.

So Bathhouse Barry ordains a month to honor certain groups of people for their sexual "preferences? "It should be LGBTH month then... H= Heterosexual...

Posted by: donna at June 01, 2016 10:43 AM (O2RFr)

149 Sidebar story about the man who was fired from a meat store(I don't know why it says pig farm). He had gastric bypass, weighs 400lbs and farts all day long.

Customers were complaining about the odor permeating through the store and office along with his coworkers.

Of course, he is now suing the store owners(his wife worked there also and she quit due to her husband being discriminated against.)

Why would anyone want to start a business today that employs anyone but themselves? I'll bet this guy will win something because he will claim his weight and gastric bypass are disabilities , along with his non stop farting, and he cannot be fired.

Posted by: Jen the original at June 01, 2016 10:44 AM (uMGjt)

150 144 According to the local rag, the guy could easily have been part of the horde
Posted by: ThunderB at June 01, 2016 10:42 AM (zOTsN)

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No wonder I was getting strange looks while wearing my "Dysfunctional Veterans" cap at the HEB.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 01, 2016 10:44 AM (rlfds)

151
Probably derived from 'ringing one's bell.'

Posted by: Misheard Lyrics Guy at June 01, 2016 10:45 AM (rCQo0)

152 Does anybody know why walloping somebody is known as "clocking" them?
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2016 10:17 AM (mvenn)


Onomatopoetic description of hitting someone in the head.






YES! FINALLY! I HAVE JUSTIFIED MY LIBERAL ARTS DEGREE!!@!!!

Posted by: Kindltot at June 01, 2016 10:45 AM (ry34m)

153 Have you seen the latest Star Wars?

Posted by: iforgot at June 01, 2016 10:29 AM (pC96u)

Yes. Thoroughly forgetful movie.

I guess she had one.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 01, 2016 10:46 AM (/CXhS)

154 I mean, the guy may have had PTSD but that in no way explains his going on a shooting spree last Sunday. No way. I just don't know why they haven't used this as a bludgeon yet

Posted by: ThunderB at June 01, 2016 10:46 AM (zOTsN)

155 My imagination, or did Trump insult an ABC reporter in yesterday's presser: "yeah, you, you're a piece a work"

Will the Nerd Proms during a Trump presidency be like hockey fights, or would Trump just cancel?

Posted by: the littl shyning man at June 01, 2016 10:46 AM (LcKAY)

156
Telling someone 'what time it is.'

Posted by: Misheard Lyrics Guy at June 01, 2016 10:47 AM (rCQo0)

157 "Clocksucka!

//Wu"



Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2016 10:47 AM (LA7Cm)

158 127
Would you rather have sex with a goat once, or have sex with nobody but Lena Dunham for the rest of your life?

Posted by: Insomniac at June 01, 2016 10:37 AM (0mRoj)
Screw a pig and you are a pig f***er forever.Take the goat instead.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed - PROUD LGBT - Loves Guns, Beer and Tatas at June 01, 2016 10:47 AM (jxbfJ)

159 Unless they are saving it

Posted by: ThunderB at June 01, 2016 10:47 AM (zOTsN)

160 CDR Salamander on Why You Need to Watch Occupied on Netflix

I missed this on last night's ONT, but I want to heartily uptwinkle the Salamander's recommendation of Occupied.

It popped up as a Netflix recommendation a while back, so Mrs. Muse and I started watching it. First episode, I thought it was going to be a joke. Occupied looks *extremely* low budget, like the old TV shows that were shot on video tape rather than film. And the dialog is a curious mix of English and sub-titled Norwegian (also Russian), but the writing is good, as is the complex plot.

So yeah, watch it. There are 8 or 10 episodes available, and I hear they're going to be filming Season 2.

Also, that Amazon is going to be filming their own version if it. Which I'd like to see, as well.

Posted by: OregonMuse at June 01, 2016 10:48 AM (UHKOQ)

161 Would you rather have sex with a goat once, or have sex with nobody but Lena Dunham for the rest of your life?


Before I answer, let's see the goat.
Posted by: Cicero



So there's still a chance!
-Lena

Posted by: rickb223 at June 01, 2016 10:49 AM (tu/2g)

162 I don't know if a tool can be art, but I am pretty sure a Garfunkel can.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 01, 2016 10:49 AM (ry34m)

163 " Come On I Wanna Leia!"



That's one of the islands I want to hit when I do my Hawaiian trip one day.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2016 10:49 AM (LA7Cm)

164 119 Hillary! or Lena Dunham in a bikini.

Oh the horrors. Show that to the Arab world.
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 01, 2016 10:35 AM (D46NL


Darn chunks caught in the back of my throat.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 01, 2016 10:50 AM (voOPb)

165 155 My imagination, or did Trump insult an ABC reporter in yesterday's presser: "yeah, you, you're a piece a work"

Posted by: the littl shyning man at June 01, 2016 10:46 AM (LcKAY)


Also called him "a sleaze." This is the kind of press conference that Republicans should be having all the time.

Posted by: OregonMuse at June 01, 2016 10:50 AM (UHKOQ)

166 Well the Mega Millions rolled over again, so there is still a chance there.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 01, 2016 10:50 AM (D46NL)

167 I don't know if a tool can be art, but I am pretty sure a Garfunkel can.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 01, 2016 10:49 AM


piss off

Posted by: Mr. Linkletter at June 01, 2016 10:50 AM (ZQfW9)

168 166 Well the Mega Millions rolled over again, so there is still a chance there.
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 01, 2016 10:50 AM (D46NL)
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Ever hear of Cynthia Stafford? She won 112 mil in 2007 and declared bankruptcy in Jan.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 01, 2016 10:52 AM (iQIUe)

169
Brit Hume did not like how Trump handled the media.

The rest of the media spun yesterday's presser as Trump's angry tirade -- no mention of the actual facts of the issue that he discussed.

Posted by: Misheard Lyrics Guy at June 01, 2016 10:52 AM (rCQo0)

170 167 I don't know if a tool can be art, but I am pretty sure a Garfunkel can.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 01, 2016 10:49 AM

piss off
Posted by: Mr. Linkletter at June 01, 2016 10:50 AM (ZQfW9)

You invented chain mail, right?

Posted by: josephistan at June 01, 2016 10:52 AM (7HtZB)

171 Ever hear of Cynthia Stafford? She won 112 mil in 2007 and declared bankruptcy in Jan.

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

Sounds like she should run for President.

Posted by: SH at June 01, 2016 10:53 AM (gmeXX)

172 Time flies like an arrow.



Fruit flies like a banana.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2016 10:53 AM (mvenn)

173 For the 'rons:

http://tinyurl.com/zwn77vd

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 01, 2016 10:53 AM (rlfds)

174 Ever hear of Cynthia Stafford? She won 112 mil in 2007 and declared bankruptcy in Jan.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 01, 2016 10:52 AM (iQIUe)


How the hell do you manage to do that?!

Posted by: Colorado Alex at June 01, 2016 10:53 AM (LUG6K)

175 Ever hear of Cynthia Stafford? She won 112 mil in 2007 and declared bankruptcy in Jan.

-
Graduate of the Barack Obama College of Fiscal Responsibility

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at June 01, 2016 10:54 AM (Nwg0u)

176 As I was streeting down the walk
A bark came out and dogged at me
So I rocked up a pick
And blocked his knock off.


/Seamus' mom

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2016 10:54 AM (mvenn)

177 ISIS used 33 suicide bombers yesterday.


Victims - 0


.gov like efficiency.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 01, 2016 10:54 AM (/CXhS)

178 Turn is an interesting series in that its plot/story is very complicated.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 01, 2016 10:54 AM (iQIUe)

179 For the 'rons:

http://tinyurl.com/zwn77vd

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 01, 2016 10:53 AM (rlfds)
__________________________________________________

Seems like a risky click to me...

Posted by: IP at June 01, 2016 10:54 AM (aQQbl)

180 *innocent look*

Moi?

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 01, 2016 10:54 AM (rlfds)

181 Ever hear of Cynthia Stafford? She won 112 mil in 2007 and declared bankruptcy in Jan.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 01, 2016 10:52 AM (iQIUe)


How the hell do you manage to do that?!

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

You start by giving 50% to the government, then ...

Posted by: SH at June 01, 2016 10:55 AM (gmeXX)

182 Of course, he is now suing the store owners(his wife worked there also and she quit due to her husband being discriminated against.)

Why would anyone want to start a business today that employs anyone but themselves? I'll bet this guy will win something because he will claim his weight and gastric bypass are disabilities , along with his non stop farting, and he cannot be fired.

Posted by: Jen the original at June 01, 2016 10:44 AM (uMGjt)


Article also said he's 70 years old, which is past the normal retirement age. His "problem" is self-inflicted. He ate too much, and became a fat slob. And the drastic surgery he had to "fix" his problem turned his guts into a chemical warfare lab.


Since his job is crunching numbers, no reason he can't work from home, permanently. I'd say the company was more than accommodating, but eventually he became unbearable to have around.

Posted by: Anthony Weiner at June 01, 2016 10:55 AM (dkNy/)

183 Cynthia Stafford sounds like the perfect Sec. of the Treasury for Bernie Sanders.

On the plus side she is still alive, unlike that poor Florida dude named Abraham who had won a lottery.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 01, 2016 10:55 AM (D46NL)

184 Oops. Off sock.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 01, 2016 10:55 AM (dkNy/)

185 173 For the 'rons:

http://tinyurl.com/zwn77vd
Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 01, 2016 10:53 AM (rlfds)

You just made the ScoggDog list.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 01, 2016 10:56 AM (0mRoj)

186 The media vastly overestimates the esteem in which they are held

Posted by: ThunderB at June 01, 2016 10:56 AM (zOTsN)

187
The media wants everyone to know Trump takes everything so very personal.

They accused the man of defrauding veterans charities to the tune of $6M and they cant undersand why Trump took it personally.

Posted by: Misheard Lyrics Guy at June 01, 2016 10:56 AM (rCQo0)

188 Ever hear of Cynthia Stafford? She won 112 mil in 2007 and declared bankruptcy in Jan.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 01, 2016 10:52 AM (iQIUe)


How the hell do you manage to do that?!
Posted by: Colorado Alex



Coke, hookers asses & a deviated septum.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 01, 2016 10:56 AM (tu/2g)

189 I was going to chain ( with my junior miss version of a chain saw) saw a big ultra branch that fell down. Then I saw that article about the guy who had to tie his face together and I'm taking that as a sign, especially since I can't find my face shield. I'll see what I can hand saw I guess.

It's June, the empress of months, finally!

Posted by: SarahW at June 01, 2016 10:56 AM (3fTXW)

190 http://tinyurl.com/zwn77vd

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 01, 2016 10:53 AM (rlfds)

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FUPA FUPA FUPA-DEE-DO
Ive got a little flubber for you.

FUPA FUPA FUPA-DEE-DEE
Ive got a penis Id like you to see.

Posted by: Meat Loaf at June 01, 2016 10:56 AM (8XRCm)

191
off off Bat out Of Hell sock.

Posted by: fixerupper at June 01, 2016 10:57 AM (8XRCm)

192 Judge in the Trump Umiversity case is a La Raza board member


I can't imagine why Trump thinks he is biased

Posted by: ThunderB at June 01, 2016 10:57 AM (zOTsN)

193 You start by giving 50% to the government, then ...

Posted by: SH at June 01, 2016 10:55 AM (gmeXX)


Even then, you'd have $50 mil to live off of. What the hell was she spending it on?

Posted by: Colorado Alex at June 01, 2016 10:57 AM (LUG6K)

194 Here are SMOD's SCOTUS picks:

Judge Mega Tsunami
Circuit Judge Vaporization
Justice Blast Wave
Chief Justice Molten Ejecta

Posted by: OregonMuse at June 01, 2016 10:58 AM (UHKOQ)

195
When you fill out the application for ISIS, they ask you if you want to become a suicide bomber. LOL

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 01, 2016 10:58 AM (iQIUe)

196 Didja see Salon's latest headline? Hillary is not Darth Vader, she's Princess Leia.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at June 01, 2016 10:19 AM (Nwg0u)


She's Darth Maul - looks like she's formidable but gets sliced in half by a kid.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Outrage Outlet Bargain Days - 50% Off Used Candidates, Slogans! at June 01, 2016 10:58 AM (hLRSq)

197 194 Here are SMOD's SCOTUS picks:

Judge Mega Tsunami
Circuit Judge Vaporization
Justice Blast Wave
Chief Justice Molten Ejecta
Posted by: OregonMuse at June 01


Certainly preferable to what Hillary! would choose...

Posted by: donna at June 01, 2016 10:58 AM (O2RFr)

198 How the hell do you manage to do that?!

Posted by: Colorado Alex
____________________________________


I don't know but I think I'd like a shot at trying it, you know, for SCIENCE and shit.

Posted by: IP at June 01, 2016 10:59 AM (aQQbl)

199 181 Ever hear of Cynthia Stafford? She won 112 mil in 2007 and declared bankruptcy in Jan.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 01, 2016 10:52 AM (iQIUe)


How the hell do you manage to do that?!

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

You start by giving 50% to the government, then ...
Posted by: SH at June 01, 2016 10:55 AM (gmeXX)

They just go nuts, buying up houses and cars and boats and shit, living absurdly lavish lifestyles like the money won't ever run out, then they run out of money. Some of them get conned along the way too. Same thing that happens to a kid from the 'hood who gets a professional sports contract for several million, then ends up in bankruptcy in a few years.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 01, 2016 10:59 AM (0mRoj)

200 194 Here are SMOD's SCOTUS picks:

Judge Mega Tsunami
Circuit Judge Vaporization
Justice Blast Wave
Chief Justice Molten Ejecta
Posted by: OregonMuse at June 01


Certainly preferable to what Hillary! would choose...

-----------

I look forward to the confirmation hearings.

Posted by: SH at June 01, 2016 10:59 AM (gmeXX)

201 Chief Justice Molten Ejecta
Posted by: OregonMuse at June 01, 2016 10:58 AM (UHKOQ)

Perfect. Porn. Name.

Posted by: joncelli, Bridge Troll and Crossbow Afficianado at June 01, 2016 10:59 AM (Pby3z)

202
Judge in the Trump Umiversity case is a La Raza board member


I can't imagine why Trump thinks he is biased.

----

Tell any liberal what La Raza translated to English means and you get that drooling thousand yard stare....

Posted by: fixerupper at June 01, 2016 11:00 AM (8XRCm)

203 ISIS used 33 suicide bombers yesterday.


Victims - 0


.gov like efficiency.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 01, 2016 10:54 AM (/CXhS)


You gotta use 'em before they exceed their "best before" date. See what happens when you don't.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 01, 2016 11:00 AM (dkNy/)

204 Patrick Henry: Give me liberty or give me death.

America 1776: Liberty!

America 2016: Actually, we'll take death.

SMOD: Damn right you will.

Posted by: OregonMuse at June 01, 2016 11:00 AM (UHKOQ)

205 Judge is a leader in the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Assn



No bias there, no. Trump is racist calling out this obvious bias

Posted by: ThunderB at June 01, 2016 11:00 AM (zOTsN)

206 180 *innocent look*

Moi?
Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 01, 2016 10:54 AM (rlfds

Damn! That was totally uncalled for. Brain bleach needed

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 01, 2016 11:00 AM (voOPb)

207 Very easy to go through $50 million if you have more kindness in your heart than smarts in your brain.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 01, 2016 11:01 AM (D46NL)

208 180 *innocent look*

Moi?

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 01, 2016 10:54 AM (rlfds)


Didn't want to do this SMFH....


http://tinyurl.com/zmdbt24

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 01, 2016 11:01 AM (ATVNj)

209 They didn't accuse Trump of defrauding Veterans of six million but that's the exaggeration Trump uses. Always the victim , always crying wolf. So when he has a legitimate beef, no one listens except his supporters.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at June 01, 2016 11:01 AM (cJswI)

210
I smell sloppy joes!

Posted by: Misheard Lyrics Guy at June 01, 2016 11:01 AM (rCQo0)

211 She gave her brother and father a cut of the jackpot but kept the majority for herself. She bought a 3 mil house which I see no problem with. It's LA. She gave a million to the Geffen Foundation which I do have a problem with. She started a film production company which was a drain, invested in stocks where she lost money, bought expensive unnecessary shit, i.e., high end cars, purses, art. Got her a Nigerian fiance who also went thru her cash like there was no tomorrow.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 01, 2016 11:02 AM (iQIUe)

212 Didn't want to do this SMFH....


http://tinyurl.com/zmdbt24
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 01, 2016 11:01 AM (ATVNj)

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Well...... THATS going to come up years later in therapy.

Posted by: fixerupper at June 01, 2016 11:02 AM (8XRCm)

213
Same thing that happens to a kid from the 'hood who gets a professional sports contract for several million, then ends up in bankruptcy in a few years.

Yeah, where did Mike Tyson's 300 million dollars go?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 01, 2016 11:02 AM (k4M/B)

214 Ok, wow, she was an idiot.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at June 01, 2016 11:02 AM (LUG6K)

215
Well I guess we now know why Cheryl Mills wanted the video of her deposition kept confidential. Her attorney object over 250 times and Mills claimed she forgot over 220 times.

That would make for some awkward teevee.

https://tinyurl.com/jh7lvaq
Posted by: JackStraw at June 01, 2016 10:35 AM (/tuJf)
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Can you imagine the Youtube where they're all strung together?

(Actually, you could make that Youtube anyway, with some old clips of her and some audio/video editing software.) (It's not a gilt clock, but it might be a work of art.)

Posted by: iforgot at June 01, 2016 11:02 AM (pC96u)

216
The. sub shop across the street is making Sloppy Joes.



Whens the last time you had SLOPPY JOES?!?!

Posted by: Misheard Lyrics Guy at June 01, 2016 11:02 AM (rCQo0)

217 *and what kind of demented mind would come up with that

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 01, 2016 11:03 AM (/CXhS)

218 Cynthia could have bought a nice house and the remaining principle alone would have given her about 500k a year to live on for the rest of her life.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 01, 2016 11:03 AM (iQIUe)

219 *wavies on out*

Lunch time.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 01, 2016 11:03 AM (D46NL)

220
Yes. Thoroughly forgetful movie.

I guess she had one.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 01, 2016 10:46 AM (/CXhS)
------------------

Excuse status: 100% accepted.

Posted by: iforgot at June 01, 2016 11:03 AM (pC96u)

221 Oh, she also bought a 2 mil condo in NY and flew private jets.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 01, 2016 11:03 AM (iQIUe)

222 Got her a Nigerian fiance who also went thru her cash like there was no tomorrow.
_____________________________


ok, if that's real then I laughed way to hard and will need extra church on Sunday for it.

Posted by: IP at June 01, 2016 11:04 AM (aQQbl)

223 "Tell any liberal what La Raza translated to English means and you get that drooling thousand yard stare....



Posted by: fixerupper at June 01, 2016 11:00 AM (8XRCm)"


As Victor Davis Hanson likes to point out, it means the same as Das Volk.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at June 01, 2016 11:05 AM (QHgTq)

224 She gave her brother and father a cut of the jackpot but kept the majority for herself. She bought a 3 mil house which I see no problem with. It's LA. She gave a million to the Geffen Foundation which I do have a problem with. She started a film production company which was a drain, invested in stocks where she lost money, bought expensive unnecessary shit, i.e., high end cars, purses, art. Got her a Nigerian fiance who also went thru her cash like there was no tomorrow.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 01, 2016 11:02 AM (iQIUe)

I dunno. If I came into that much money, I can't fathom why I'd live in LA. Buy a plot of land in the middle of the country and build your dream home for much less cost.

Heck, you could literally live the rest of your life on a cruise ship and never run out of 50 million.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at June 01, 2016 11:05 AM (KUaJL)

225 Got her a Nigerian fiance who also went thru her cash like there was no tomorrow.
_____________________________


ok, if that's real then I laughed way to hard and will need extra church on Sunday for it.

Posted by: IP at June 01, 2016 11:04 AM (aQQbl)


But he was a prince of a guy!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 01, 2016 11:06 AM (dkNy/)

226 Same thing that happens to a kid from the 'hood who gets a professional sports contract for several million, then ends up in bankruptcy in a few years.

Yeah, where did Mike Tyson's 300 million dollars go?



Shitload went to his "entourage".

Posted by: rickb223 at June 01, 2016 11:06 AM (tu/2g)

227 >>Tell any liberal what La Raza translated to English means and you get that drooling thousand yard stare....

Tell 'em their motto and they stick their fingers in their ears and start with the lalalalalalalalalal

Posted by: JackStraw at June 01, 2016 11:06 AM (/tuJf)

228
Now I want a sloppy joe.

Posted by: Misheard Lyrics Guy at June 01, 2016 11:06 AM (rCQo0)

229 they ask you if you want to become a suicide bomber.


*****


Does that come with a corner office?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2016 11:06 AM (mvenn)

230 225 Got her a Nigerian fiance who also went thru her cash like there was no tomorrow.
_____________________________


ok, if that's real then I laughed way to hard and will need extra church on Sunday for it.

Posted by: IP at June 01, 2016 11:04 AM (aQQbl)


But he was a prince of a guy!
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 01, 2016 11:06 AM (dkNy/)



Bet she cleaned his clock when she found out.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 01, 2016 11:07 AM (tu/2g)

231 Shitload went to his "entourage".

Posted by: rickb223 at June 01, 2016 11:06 AM (tu/2g)
same thing happened to mc hammer....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at June 01, 2016 11:07 AM (0O7c5)

232 She's not a bad person or dumb. But she had no money sense and people preyed on her.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 01, 2016 11:07 AM (iQIUe)

233 Speaking of LaRaza. IPspouse had no idea who they were.
I'm sure she isn't alone in that regard.

Posted by: IP at June 01, 2016 11:07 AM (aQQbl)

234 222 Got her a Nigerian fiance who also went thru her cash like there was no tomorrow.

They meet on the Internet?

Posted by: Insomniac at June 01, 2016 11:07 AM (0mRoj)

235 " Oh, she also bought a 2 mil condo in NY and flew private jets."



Let's see, $50 million.

Twenty percent on property. Ten percent on "toys" (guns, ammo, shit.) Pay off all family debt.

Sock away $35M and live a nice, quiet, private life.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2016 11:07 AM (LA7Cm)

236 Posted by: rickb223 at June 01, 2016 11:06 AM (tu/2g)
same thing happened to mc hammer....

Probably why He's doing dumb commercials now...

Posted by: donna at June 01, 2016 11:08 AM (O2RFr)

237 Excuse status: 100% accepted.

Posted by: iforgot at June 01, 2016 11:03 AM (pC96u)


And thanks for not calling out my use of 'forgetful' instead of 'forgettable.'

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 01, 2016 11:08 AM (/CXhS)

238 Does that come with a corner office?
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2016 11:06 AM (mvenn)

-----

No.... but the coroner office is implied.

The official title for a suicide bomber is "Report Delivery Specialist".

Posted by: fixerupper at June 01, 2016 11:08 AM (8XRCm)

239 You know, it's got to be a real bitch these days trying to be a legit Nigerian businessman.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 01, 2016 11:08 AM (0mRoj)

240 They just go nuts, buying up houses and cars and boats and shit, living absurdly lavish lifestyles like the money won't ever run out, then they run out of money. Some of them get conned along the way too. Same thing that happens to a kid from the 'hood who gets a professional sports contract for several million, then ends up in bankruptcy in a few years.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 01, 2016 10:59 AM (0mRoj)


There's an organization called "The Sudden Money Institute" or some name like that, that provides help and advice for people who win lotteries or suddenly get a big inheritance and who have never handled the vast amounts of money they now possess. If you don't realize how much having all that money changes your life, you can simply piss it all away.

Some people just can't handle money. They spend every dime they get and max out all of their credit cards. Being naturally a tightwad, I've never understood this mentality. I suspect all of the lottery winners who declare bankruptcy are probably like this to begin with.

Posted by: OregonMuse at June 01, 2016 11:08 AM (UHKOQ)

241 Pride goeth before a fall.


http://tinyurl.com/zo92eyv

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at June 01, 2016 11:08 AM (Nwg0u)

242
They didn't accuse Trump of defrauding Veterans of six million but
that's the exaggeration Trump uses. Always the victim , always crying
wolf. So when he has a legitimate beef, no one listens except his
supporters. Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at June 01, 2016 11:01 AM (cJswI)
=====

There was a great Simpsons episode with Betty White being the PBS enforcer of pledges.

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 01, 2016 11:08 AM (MIKMs)

243 Well...... THATS going to come up years later in therapy.

Posted by: fixerupper at June 01, 2016 11:02 AM (8XRCm)


I get a cut of the physicians fees

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 01, 2016 11:09 AM (/CXhS)

244 Let's see, $50 million.



Twenty percent on property. Ten percent on "toys" (guns, ammo, shit.) Pay off all family debt.



Sock away $35M and live a nice, quiet, private life.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 01, 2016 11:07 AM (LA7Cm)

Now you're talking.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed - PROUD LGBT - Loves Guns, Beer and Tatas at June 01, 2016 11:09 AM (jxbfJ)

245 Let's see, $50 million.

Twenty percent on property. Ten percent on "toys" (guns, ammo, shit.) Pay off all family debt.

Sock away $35M and live a nice, quiet, private life.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill


Twelve 3 million dollar annuities paying once a year, stepped every month. Interest alone after the first two years would surpass the original.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 01, 2016 11:10 AM (tu/2g)

246 The Penguins killed the penalty clock for the last two minutes of game 1 with the Sharks the other night. It was wild.


Man, last minute penalty kills in the NHL playoffs are one of the most exciting things in sports. Always edge-of-the-seat.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at June 01, 2016 11:10 AM (WlGX+)

247 Booked a table for Friday lunch at Rick Bayless's Frontera Grille down on the north side.

Last time we were there I had a bad cold and couldn't taste a thing.

Gonna walk from the Metra station up Wacker and recross the river to get up to N. Clark where the restaurant is. Will we be safe on the streets of Rahm Emmanuel's Chicago?

Posted by: the littl shyning man at June 01, 2016 11:11 AM (LcKAY)

248 >> Same thing that happens to a kid from the 'hood who gets a professional
sports contract for several million, then ends up in bankruptcy in a
few years.

Heard an interview w/an NFL who wrote a book about this and now holds financial planning classes for new NFL players. IIRC, after this guy signed his NFL contract his dear, sweet mum handed him an invoice for all of the costs related to raising him. Nice.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 01, 2016 11:12 AM (NOIQH)

249
Tell any liberal what La Raza translated to English means and you get that drooling thousand yard stare....

You mean, like the Indy 500?

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at June 01, 2016 11:12 AM (k4M/B)

250 they ask you if you want to become a suicide bomber.


****

They'll put you in charge of regional distribution.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2016 11:12 AM (mvenn)

251 they ask you if you want to become a suicide bomber.


****


They'll put your career on a whole new trajectory.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2016 11:13 AM (mvenn)

252 Some people just can't handle money. They spend every dime they get and max out all of their credit cards. Being naturally a tightwad, I've never understood this mentality. I suspect all of the lottery winners who declare bankruptcy are probably like this to begin with.
Posted by: OregonMuse at June 01, 2016 11:08 AM (UHKOQ)


You're probably right. I'm very frugal as well, so I just don't get people who spend every penny and then some like it was their mission in life.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 01, 2016 11:13 AM (0mRoj)

253 Will we be safe on the streets of Rahm Emmanuel's Chicago?
Posted by: the littl shyning man at June 01, 2016 11:11 AM (LcKAY)
_____________________________


You should be alright in the city during daylight. Like any other big city, keep the girl on your inside away from the curb, smile as passers by, and be alert.

Oh, and enjoy your lunch.

Posted by: IP at June 01, 2016 11:13 AM (aQQbl)

254 I don't know if I could run through $50 million but I'd like the opportunity to try.

Posted by: @votermom at June 01, 2016 11:14 AM (7lVbc)

255 they ask you if you want to become a suicide bomber.

-
Where do you see yourself in five years?

Scattered in little pieces all over Baghdad.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at June 01, 2016 11:14 AM (Nwg0u)

256 There was some player who bought his parents a nice house and they took a mortgage out on it and almost lost it. He paid off the mortgage and they turned around and did it again. I guess the best thing is to own the house outright, allow them to live there, and give them an allowance.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 01, 2016 11:14 AM (iQIUe)

257 Ooh, ooh, Muldoon.


Amazing coincidence. You're here, and we're talking suicide bombers (did anyone see the bit bout 30+ splodey-dopes getting offed in Eye-raq without inflicting any casualties? at least that's what the Eye-rakis claim).


The other day, in the EZ Dog Journal, there was a reference to "suicide squads".


In Italy? In 1944? Germans, I take it? Just curious. Were there fanatical SS units in that sector, doing the German version of banzai charges?


Had never heard that before, just seeking clarification.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 01, 2016 11:15 AM (QDnY+)

258 You're probably right. I'm very frugal as well, so I just don't get people who spend every penny and then some like it was their mission in life.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 01, 2016 11:13 AM (0mRoj)


Being able to delay gratification is a wonderful skill to have. It keeps you out of so much trouble.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at June 01, 2016 11:15 AM (LUG6K)

259 Suicide bombers are spreading all over the country.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor of equal or greater value at June 01, 2016 11:15 AM (evdj2)

260 256 There was some player who bought his parents a nice house and they took a mortgage out on it and almost lost it. He paid off the mortgage and they turned around and did it again. I guess the best thing is to own the house outright, allow them to live there, and give them an allowance.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 01, 2016 11:14 AM (iQIUe)

Talk about shitty parents. Like those parents of child actors who steal all their money.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 01, 2016 11:16 AM (0mRoj)

261 LOL RWC!

Dammit, my curiosity got the better of me.

That is so, so wrong...and so funny.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 01, 2016 11:16 AM (rlfds)

262 241 Pride goeth before a fall.

http://tinyurl.com/zo92eyv

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at June 01, 2016 11:08 AM (Nwg0u)


"You are not authorized to download this attachment."

Posted by: OregonMuse at June 01, 2016 11:16 AM (UHKOQ)

263 Being able to delay gratification is a wonderful skill to have.

Or as I call it, being poor.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor of equal or greater value at June 01, 2016 11:16 AM (evdj2)

264 The other day, in the EZ Dog Journal, there was a reference to "suicide squads".



Had never heard that before, just seeking clarification.
Posted by: rhomboid at June 01, 2016 11:15 AM (QDnY+)

If I remember my history correctly, suicide squads are usually run by some weird tatooed dude who wears a bunch of face paint.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at June 01, 2016 11:16 AM (KUaJL)

265 Twelve 3 million dollar annuities paying once a year, stepped every month. Interest alone after the first two years would surpass the original.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 01, 2016 11:10 AM (tu/2g)


At today's interest rates? Don't count on it.


Me? I'd diversify. Put some in money market funds, some in blue-chip stocks, but none in lefty-run companies like FB or Twatter. Some in gold, in portable form, like coins, to physically hold. And other "precious metals", heh. Park some offshore. A bunch in reals estate, again, diversified in locality.


Maybe put a big investment in the Bussard Polywell fusion project. If that ever became a reality, it would be like buying a big chunk of General Electric in the early 20th Century.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 01, 2016 11:17 AM (dkNy/)

266 Some people just can't handle money....
Posted by: OregonMuse at June 01, 2016
-----------

Says the crack dealer. I've foiled you however, I made it through the entire Book Thread and only ordered one book.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 01, 2016 11:17 AM (9mTYi)

267 Now, see, those I would like to see the workings because the intricacy of clocks, especially astronomical clocks, is stunning.
Yeah, if they don't show you the workings, it's just clock-teasing.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 01, 2016 11:17 AM (PLnZs)

268 > Can a tool be art?

I knew Art. He was totally a Tool.

Wait. What was the question?

Posted by: Not-Art (Not-a-Tool) at June 01, 2016 11:17 AM (Jyf9X)

269 Or as I call it, being poor.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor of equal or greater value at June 01, 2016 11:16 AM (evdj2)


Being poor forces you to think about it, but even then a lot of poor are stuck that way because they can't stop themselves from spending money when they have it.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at June 01, 2016 11:18 AM (LUG6K)

270 251 they ask you if you want to become a suicide bomber.
****

They'll put your career on a whole new trajectory.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2016 11:13 AM (mvenn)


They'll tell you this job requires you to travel.

Posted by: OregonMuse at June 01, 2016 11:18 AM (UHKOQ)

271 Obligatory Palestinian suicide bomber jokes 1 and 2.


1. Palestinian suicide-bomber instructor to his students: "Guys, pay attention, I'm only going to show you this once"


2. Old Palestinian guys, sitting on park bench in Gaza, fingering their beads, smoking, watching young Palestinian boys marching past, with "shaheed" head-bands: "awww ....... they blow up so fast".

Posted by: rhomboid at June 01, 2016 11:19 AM (QDnY+)

272 They'll tell you this job requires you to travel.
Posted by: OregonMuse at June 01, 2016 11:18 AM (UHKOQ)

---

They neglected to mention at what velocity.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 01, 2016 11:19 AM (rlfds)

273 Cynthia Stafford should have kept working. If she'd become a suicide bomber that money would have lasted until the day she died.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at June 01, 2016 11:20 AM (Nwg0u)

274 You know who'd make a great third-party president?

A National Review writer!

Yep, that's the ticket. Exactly what America needs!

Posted by: Bill Kristol at June 01, 2016 11:20 AM (4YUWF)

275 If I remember my history correctly, suicide squads are usually run by some weird tatooed dude who wears a bunch of face paint.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at June 01, 2016 11:16 AM (KUaJL)


Sounds like a Mad Max movie

Posted by: OregonMuse at June 01, 2016 11:20 AM (UHKOQ)

276 You've gotta be careful buying 16th Century astronomical clocks because no one wants to be turned into a clock-sucker.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 01, 2016 11:21 AM (PLnZs)

277 263 Being able to delay gratification is a wonderful skill to have.

Or as I call it, being poor.
Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor of equal or greater value at June 01, 2016 11:16 AM (evdj2)

It does force the issue, I suppose. I was in a position where I was making decent money, but my now ex wife thought it was her job to spend it all and rack up consumer debt like there was no tomorrow. So there's definitely a mindset involved - mine was earn and build, hers was waste and destroy.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 01, 2016 11:21 AM (0mRoj)

278 They neglected to mention at what velocity.
Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 01, 2016 11:19 AM (rlfds)
______________________________________

We didn't mean multitasking when we said you'd be running all over..

Posted by: IP at June 01, 2016 11:21 AM (aQQbl)

279 They neglected to mention at what velocity.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 01, 2016 11:19 AM (rlfds)


"You'll love working for us! You're going to have a blast!"

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 01, 2016 11:21 AM (dkNy/)

280 You know who'd make a great third-party president?

A National Review writer!

Yep, that's the ticket. Exactly what America needs!
Posted by: Bill Kristol at June 01, 2016 11:20 AM (4YUWF)

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

Well he is at least going outside his own publication.

Posted by: SH at June 01, 2016 11:21 AM (gmeXX)

281 they ask you if you want to become a suicide bomber.


A lot of them start out great but turn out to be a flash in the pan.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 01, 2016 11:22 AM (sl+zA)

282 They'll tell you this job requires you to travel.
Posted by: OregonMuse at June 01, 2016 11:18 AM (UHKOQ)

Must have:

-Excellent people skills
-No prior experience required.
-Willingness to try new things.
-Enjoy working in stressful situations.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at June 01, 2016 11:22 AM (KUaJL)

283 Now, see, those I would like to see the workings because the intricacy of clocks, especially astronomical clocks, is stunning.
------------

But... how do you send text with it?

Posted by: Millennial at June 01, 2016 11:22 AM (9mTYi)

284 279 They neglected to mention at what velocity.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 01, 2016 11:19 AM (rlfds)


"You'll love working for us! You're going to have a blast!"
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 01, 2016 11:21 AM (dkNy/)

"We expect you to really put yourselves into your work!"

Posted by: Insomniac at June 01, 2016 11:22 AM (0mRoj)

285 Had never heard that before, just seeking clarification.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 01, 2016 11:15 AM (QDnY+)


******

Interesting question. I think I just sort of elided right over that in my reading. I guess I kind of envisioned futile small scale counteroffensives without really considering the specific nature of it. Maybe not so much voluntary suicide missions as troops ordered to make a hopeless advance as a delaying tactic for covering withdrawing German troops. Things were moving pretty fast as I understand it.

But I can't answer your question.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2016 11:22 AM (mvenn)

286 A lot of them start out great but turn out to be a flash in the pan.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 01, 2016 11:22 AM (sl+zA)

Many just burn out.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at June 01, 2016 11:22 AM (KUaJL)

287 they ask you if you want to become a suicide bomber

"This is a high-stress, high-demand job and we want instant results."

Posted by: OregonMuse at June 01, 2016 11:23 AM (UHKOQ)

288 279 They neglected to mention at what velocity.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 01, 2016 11:19 AM (rlfds)


"You'll love working for us! You're going to have a blast!"
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 01, 2016 11:21 AM (dkNy/)

"We expect you to really put yourselves into your work!"

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

The pension plan is lousy, but you won't really need it.

Posted by: SH at June 01, 2016 11:23 AM (gmeXX)

289 I would put myself on a budget. Buy a house, divide remainder by 40 years. Pay living expenses, prop taxes, and acts of charity out of monthly budget. What's left after I die goes to charity.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 01, 2016 11:23 AM (iQIUe)

290 They neglected to mention at what velocity.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 01, 2016 11:19 AM (rlfds)


"You'll love working for us! You're going to have a blast!"
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 01, 2016 11:21 AM (dkNy/)

"We expect you to really put yourselves into your work!"
Posted by: Insomniac



Careful, or you'll be just a flash in the pan.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 01, 2016 11:23 AM (tu/2g)

291 "We expect you to really put yourselves into your work!"
Posted by: Insomniac at June 01, 2016 11:22 AM (0mRoj)
_________________________________



Got it Boss, you can count on me, I'm all over it.

Posted by: IP at June 01, 2016 11:23 AM (aQQbl)

292 My tomcat just brought in a medium sized baby rabbit. It was still alive and when I got it from him, I took it out the front door and it hopped away unhurt.

This cat will be great during the burning times.

Posted by: Soona at June 01, 2016 11:23 AM (Fmupd)

293 Senate probe finds systemic failure in VA facility review


Boy ya gotta give them boys in the Senate Credit ha? Ya got to get up mighty early in the AM to get anything by them ha?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2016 11:23 AM (zp+j1)

294 If you start an annuity after accepting the lump sum you will pay more in taxes. Some people need to be convinced in taking the annuity rather than a lump sum.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at June 01, 2016 11:23 AM (cJswI)

295 Ever hear of Cynthia Stafford? She won 112 mil in 2007 and declared bankruptcy in Jan.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 01, 2016 10:52 AM (iQIUe)

Ever hear of Hillary Clinton? She misplaced $6 Billion dollars and nobody gives a shit.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at June 01, 2016 11:23 AM (4ng05)

296 The pension plan is lousy, but you won't really need it.
Posted by: SH at June 01, 2016 11:23 AM (gmeXX)

Benefits look good on paper, but they turn out to be rather immaterial.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at June 01, 2016 11:24 AM (KUaJL)

297 Punctuality is a must!

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 01, 2016 11:24 AM (rlfds)

298
Anybody know that Take Beer! means? The jihadis are always yelling, Take Beer!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 01, 2016 11:24 AM (iQIUe)

299 they ask you if you want to become a suicide bomber.


They expect you to cover a huge territory in a short amount of time.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 01, 2016 11:24 AM (sl+zA)

300 Sadly, the truth about these two pieces is that they were culturally appropriated from nomadic 6th century Bedoin goat-fuckers who self-identified as 17 year old upper class lesbian private school students working out their angst over the "Hardwood v. Carpet" question with extended nude mud-wrestling tounaments.

Really just a shocking example of anti-LGBTXYZFU imperialist, racist vegan militaristic art nouveau theft on the grandest scale.

For shame.

Posted by: Sharkman at June 01, 2016 11:24 AM (J6XDt)

301 For the record, I shall henceforth refer to Billy the Krystal's third party push as "the French Mistake".

Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 01, 2016 11:24 AM (9krrF)

302 This a dynamite opportunity for you.

Posted by: Jihadi at June 01, 2016 11:24 AM (9mTYi)

303 244 Let's see, $50 million.


For me, I would keep 25 million.

Take the balance of 25 mil and divide in half - 12.5 mil and divide that between my son and daughter - 6.25 mil each.

Of the remaining 12.5, I would take half of that - 6.25, and divide that between my brother and sister (wife has no siblings), for 3.175 each.

Take the remaining 6.25 and divide in half for 3.175 and divide among 3 nephew/nieces for 1.058 each.

Remaining 3.175 is divided by 2 for 1.5875 and is divided among 5 cousins for $317,500 each.

The balance goes into a account for contingencies.

Posted by: jwest at June 01, 2016 11:25 AM (Zs4uk)

304 Last words of a victim-less suicide bomber: "That's me all over!"

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 01, 2016 11:25 AM (dkNy/)

305 they ask you if you want to become a suicide bomber.

****


On your first day on the job we're going to ask you to cover a lot of territory.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2016 11:25 AM (mvenn)

306 There's no real training. It's learn-as-you-blow.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 01, 2016 11:25 AM (sl+zA)

307 296 The pension plan is lousy, but you won't really need it.
Posted by: SH at June 01, 2016 11:23 AM (gmeXX)

And no need to worry about catastrophic health care..

Posted by: donna at June 01, 2016 11:25 AM (O2RFr)

308 Aaaand in case you needed a reminder that Clinton and crew are awful people: Cheryl Mills blames delay in turning over email on....Benghazi.

The secretary was not only transitioning, there had been a --- we had
lost our first ambassador in quite some time, and we were stepping
through the sets of issues associated with that. And she, too, had
fallen ill, and there --- and there had been a period of time where we
were obviously navigating a whole set of issues in that space," Ms.
Mills said. "So I don't know that this was something that I focused on,
and certainly I wish I had."


"stepping through the sets of issues associated with that" = undertaking a massive document purge on weekends in the basement of the State Dept HQ

"navigating a whole set of issues in that space" = trying to get Hillary mentally competent enough to ID where every incriminating doc was

Posted by: Lizzy at June 01, 2016 11:25 AM (NOIQH)

309 they ask you if you want to become a suicide bomber.

****


They want you to hit the ground, running.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2016 11:25 AM (mvenn)

310 Suicide bombers?
Really, All they are is dust in the wind.

Posted by: Chi at June 01, 2016 11:25 AM (ko4zy)

311 Your benefits vest right away!

Posted by: Insomniac at June 01, 2016 11:25 AM (0mRoj)

312 Got my annual physical.
Family doc seemed bemused at my lack of interest in getting a mammogram.
Breast cancer's just not a thing I've heard anyone in my family get yet. We get heart disease, strokes, diabetes, asthma and on my dad's side lymphoma so I guess maybe it's possible.
I keep waiting for the bra-shaped mammogram machines to arrive but nooo, it's still squish the bewbies in a Xerox copier style

Posted by: @votermom at June 01, 2016 11:25 AM (7lVbc)

313 The test requires you to demonstrate proficiency in reading a bus schedule.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 01, 2016 11:26 AM (sl+zA)

314 You know who'd make a great third-party president?

A National Review writer!

Yep, that's the ticket. Exactly what America needs!

Posted by: Bill Kristol at June 01, 2016 11:20 AM (4YUWF)


From SMOD 2016:

The first Twitter confrontation between David French and Elizabeth Warren shall be known as the "French and Indian War"

Posted by: OregonMuse at June 01, 2016 11:26 AM (UHKOQ)

315 "Anybody else following this?

https://twitter.com/smod2016"

Turns out SMOD has a great sense of humor! Example:

BREAKING: States rush to pass transgender bathroom laws in a last ditch effort to protect their residents from Bruce Springsteen's music.


Posted by: Ripley at June 01, 2016 11:27 AM (1BQGO)

316 Ooh Cicerro- beat me by this much -><-

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2016 11:27 AM (mvenn)

317 The term they prefer to use when recruiting is "project managers."

You have to be willing to take the project from inception all the way to completion.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at June 01, 2016 11:27 AM (KUaJL)

318 If the Democrat candidate wins the presidency, say hello to Scalia's replacement......


...Barack H. Obama.


After all, he's alleged to be a "Constitutional scholar." He even has eight years of experience in the highest office of the nation.

That's the reason he's buying a house in the DC area. Nice bonus: his youngest daughter will get to stay (and graduate from) the high school she's currently in.

Posted by: SMOD Spotter at June 01, 2016 11:27 AM (Wy2EO)

319 I keep waiting for the bra-shaped mammogram machines to arrive but nooo, it's still squish the bewbies in a Xerox copier style
Posted by: @votermom at June 01, 2016 11:25 AM (7lVbc)

---

I get the feeling that whoever invented that was someone who enjoyed making copies of his ass.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 01, 2016 11:27 AM (rlfds)

320 Seamus, thanks. I figured that was the case - desperate operations that amounted to, and were thus termed, "suicide squads".


There had already been banzai charges in the Pacific theater by this time (and isolated apparent/presumed cases of suicide actions by a few Japanese pilots). And the largest such charge of the war, in Saipan, was a few weeks after that diary entry.


But I don't know what busy troops hunkered down in action in Italy would have heard about things in the Pacific.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 01, 2016 11:28 AM (QDnY+)

321 You could get better suicide bombers if you just paid them a bonus for being successful at their job.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at June 01, 2016 11:28 AM (cJswI)

322 "We expect you to really put yourselves into your work!"
Posted by: Insomniac at June 01, 2016 11:22 AM (0mRoj)

You'll go far.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Outrage Outlet Bargain Days - 50% Off Used Candidates, Slogans! at June 01, 2016 11:28 AM (hLRSq)

323 For fans of art and function, try googling images of antique pocket watch movements. Those of you not acquainted with the with the artistry will be amazed. I have well over 100 watches. Most are automatics are winding-- maybe 4 quartz total. The pocket watches I have are truly a combination of function and art.

Posted by: rld77 WAY down south at June 01, 2016 11:28 AM (+oXKv)

324 You'll go far.
Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Outrage Outlet Bargain Days - 50% Off Used Candidates, Slogans! at June 01, 2016 11:28 AM (hLRSq)

The job's got a lot of upward mobility.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at June 01, 2016 11:28 AM (KUaJL)

325 The more the FAB of her aids talk the more incompetent she looks. It's truly amazing. That and that anyone still supports her. Idiotcracy in action

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2016 11:28 AM (zp+j1)

326 If the Democrat candidate wins the presidency, say hello to Scalia's replacement......


...Barack H. Obama.


After all, he's alleged to be a "Constitutional scholar." He even has eight years of experience in the highest office of the nation.

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Would actually not be the worst choice. We could expect that he would give the Court the same attention to detail that he gave to the Presidency.

Posted by: SH at June 01, 2016 11:28 AM (gmeXX)

327 Suicide bombers:

"Look for a dynamite job in an explosive growth industry?"

Posted by: OregonMuse at June 01, 2016 11:29 AM (UHKOQ)

328
Aaaand in case you needed a reminder that Clinton and crew are awful people: Cheryl Mills blames delay in turning over email on....Benghazi.
----------------

Really? Every McDonald's crew knows how to multitask and call in backup when necessary. The restaurant doesn't close down or let orders go unfilled for 3 hours.

Posted by: iforgot at June 01, 2016 11:29 AM (pC96u)

329 They neglected to mention at what velocity.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 01, 2016 11:19 AM (rlfds)


"You'll love working for us! You're going to have a blast!"
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 01, 2016 11:21 AM (dkNy/)

"We expect you to really put yourselves into your work!"
Posted by: Insomniac at June 01, 2016 11:22 AM (0mRoj)

-----

..... and business is BOOMING.

Posted by: fixerupper at June 01, 2016 11:29 AM (8XRCm)

330 Damn. I almost wish I was still on Twitter just to hound Krystal with the hashtag #FrenchMistake...

Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 01, 2016 11:29 AM (9krrF)

331 $50 million
First step is to donate it all to the Votermom Global Initiative
Then start paying myself & family salaries.
Also start fund raising for the good work we do
(What work? We'll think of something good, don't worry)

Posted by: @votermom at June 01, 2016 11:29 AM (7lVbc)

332 After all, he's alleged to be a "Constitutional scholar." He even has eight years of experience in the highest office of the nation.

That's the reason he's buying a house in the DC area. Nice bonus: his youngest daughter will get to stay (and graduate from) the high school she's currently in.

Posted by: SMOD Spotter at June 01, 2016 11:27 AM (Wy2EO)


And he's a gradgewit of Hahvahd Law, so he be smart, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 01, 2016 11:29 AM (dkNy/)

333 Sorry I blew up like that.

Posted by: Achmed the premature at June 01, 2016 11:29 AM (k4M/B)

334 One of my favorite art pieces:

http://gizmodo.com/5599552/this-is-a-gun

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 01, 2016 11:29 AM (gyKtp)

335 261 LOL RWC!

Dammit, my curiosity got the better of me.

That is so, so wrong...and so funny.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 01, 2016 11:16 AM (rlfds)


Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 01, 2016 11:30 AM (/CXhS)

336 >>You could get better suicide bombers if you just paid them a bonus for being successful at their job.


Hello, we've been using the 'give the bonus to their family' approach for decades.!

Posted by: Iran, Saddam Hussein's Ghost at June 01, 2016 11:30 AM (NOIQH)

337 they ask you if you want to become a suicide bomber.

*****


The job offers plenty of opportunity to expand your horizons.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2016 11:30 AM (mvenn)

338
You could get better suicide bombers if you just paid them a bonus for being successful at their job.
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at June 01, 2016 11:28 AM (cJswI)
---------------------

But that's the cool thing for employers of suicide bombers: the bonus is the responsibility of another payor.

Posted by: iforgot at June 01, 2016 11:30 AM (pC96u)

339 Where's the RWC link?

Posted by: @votermom at June 01, 2016 11:31 AM (7lVbc)

340 NOOOOOoooooo Votermom!

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 01, 2016 11:31 AM (rlfds)

341
Nothing worse than a watery sloppy joe.

Posted by: Misheard Lyrics Guy at June 01, 2016 11:32 AM (rCQo0)

342 Damn. I almost wish I was still on Twitter just to hound Krystal with the hashtag #FrenchMistake...

Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 01, 2016 11:29 AM (9krrF)


You know, "French letter" used to be a slang term for a condom.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 01, 2016 11:32 AM (dkNy/)

343 y'all are killing it with the bomber jokes

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 01, 2016 11:32 AM (/CXhS)

344

Where's the RWC link?
Posted by: @votermom at June 01, 2016 11:31 AM (7lVbc)


http://tinyurl.com/zmdbt24
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 01, 2016 11:01 AM (ATVNj)

----

Here ya go....

Posted by: fixerupper at June 01, 2016 11:32 AM (8XRCm)

345 We have a killer retirement plan.

Posted by: Jihadi at June 01, 2016 11:32 AM (9mTYi)

346 >>First step is to donate it all to the Votermom Global Initiative...


I like your plan, but maybe you should get one of the Left's favorite key words in there to avoid an IRS audit or MSM exposure?
Something like "Votermom Institute for a New America" or "Votermom's Environmental Peace Institute for Justice" - too wordy?

Posted by: Lizzy at June 01, 2016 11:32 AM (NOIQH)

347 Many just burn out.

Hey hey, my my.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor of equal or greater value at June 01, 2016 11:33 AM (evdj2)

348 UN says 20k children are trapped in Fallujah.

No mention whether Islam is a religion of peace or not.

Probably an oversight.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at June 01, 2016 11:33 AM (4ng05)

349 341
Nothing worse than a watery sloppy joe.

Posted by: Misheard Lyrics Guy at June 01, 2016 11:32 AM (rCQo0)


Old coworker thought that Sloppy Joe's came in a can. That's it. Don't add anything to it.


Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 01, 2016 11:33 AM (/CXhS)

350 >>Where's the RWC link?


Brain bleach!!!!

Posted by: Lizzy at June 01, 2016 11:33 AM (NOIQH)

351 they ask you if you want to become a suicide bomber.


*****


"Yeah, I can get you on day shift, but it's gonna cost you an arm and a leg."

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2016 11:33 AM (mvenn)

352
Sloppy Joes.

Theyre called MAID-RITES, dammit.

Posted by: fixerupper at June 01, 2016 11:34 AM (8XRCm)

353 A suicide bomber walks into a bar. The bartender says ' why the long vest?'

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at June 01, 2016 11:34 AM (cJswI)

354 OK, two long-standing abbreviation stupid questions.


What's "smh" stand for?


And NGU, I assume "FAB" stands for what I'm guessing it stands for, involving indelicate anatomical and gender references?

Posted by: rhomboid at June 01, 2016 11:34 AM (QDnY+)

355 Theyre called MAID-RITES, dammit.
Posted by: fixerupper at June 01, 2016 11:34 AM (8XRCm)
____________________________________


YES!

Posted by: IP at June 01, 2016 11:34 AM (aQQbl)

356 Where's the RWC link?

Posted by: @votermom at June 01, 2016 11:31 AM


NO! For the love of your retinas! Noooo!!!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 01, 2016 11:34 AM (bzd8I)

357 Obama on the Court wouldn't be so bad compared to other liberals. He is a lazy, intellectual lightweight who has proven to be a fairly lousy persuader.

Posted by: SH at June 01, 2016 11:35 AM (gmeXX)

358 So can we call Bill Kristol the French ticketer?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2016 11:35 AM (mvenn)

359 SMH=shaking my head

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 01, 2016 11:35 AM (rlfds)

360 There's something I don't understand about those two clocks. How do you get your email on them?

Posted by: CrustyB at June 01, 2016 11:35 AM (GvSpB)

361 What's "smh" stand for?


And NGU, I assume "FAB" stands for what I'm guessing it stands for, involving indelicate anatomical and gender references?

Posted by: rhomboid at June 01, 2016 11:34 AM (QDnY+)


Shaking my head

Fat Ass Bitch - NGU doesn't use the bitch's name anymore.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 01, 2016 11:35 AM (/CXhS)

362
RWC, that's like making hamburgers with Hamburger Helper and nothing else.

Posted by: Misheard Lyrics Guy at June 01, 2016 11:35 AM (rCQo0)

363 Our death and dismemberment policy isn't a fringe benefit and it isn't optional.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 01, 2016 11:35 AM (sl+zA)

364
smh = shaking my head. Sometimes augmented with an "f."

FAB = fat-assed bitch.

Posted by: iforgot at June 01, 2016 11:36 AM (pC96u)

365 I like your plan, but maybe you should get one of the Left's favorite key words in there to avoid an IRS audit or MSM exposure?
Something like "Votermom Institute for a New America" or "Votermom's Environmental Peace Institute for Justice" - too wordy?

Posted by: Lizzy at June 01, 2016 11:32 AM (NOIQH)

Lizzy, you're my first non-family hire when I get that $50M

Posted by: @votermom at June 01, 2016 11:36 AM (7lVbc)

366 >>
A suicide bomber walks into a bar. The bartender says "Get out. I told you last night, after you got blind drunk and molested the cocktail waitresses that you're not welcome here anymore!!"

Posted by: Lizzy at June 01, 2016 11:36 AM (NOIQH)

367 The French Connection

Starring - Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton
Co-Starring Bernie Sanders, Brian Denehy with David French as "The Stooge"


A Bill Kristol Production

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Outrage Outlet Bargain Days - 50% Off Used Candidates, Slogans! at June 01, 2016 11:36 AM (hLRSq)

368 Obama on the Court wouldn't be so bad compared to other liberals. He is a lazy, intellectual lightweight who has proven to be a fairly lousy persuader.
Posted by: SH at June 01, 2016 11:35 AM (gmeXX)

Nope...it does not take much effort or intellect to just vote "No" or "Yes"

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2016 11:36 AM (zp+j1)

369 votermom,

You ok?

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 01, 2016 11:36 AM (rlfds)

370 "Can a tool be art?"

Why yes I...er, yes IT can.

Posted by: Art Garfunkel, under a bridge at June 01, 2016 11:36 AM (mXXEx)

371 >>Lizzy, you're my first non-family hire when I get that $50M


Woohoo!!!

Posted by: Lizzy at June 01, 2016 11:37 AM (NOIQH)

372
WTF is a Maid Rite? Never heard of it.

Posted by: Misheard Lyrics Guy at June 01, 2016 11:37 AM (rCQo0)

373 362
RWC, that's like making hamburgers with Hamburger Helper and nothing else.

Posted by: Misheard Lyrics Guy at June 01, 2016 11:35 AM (rCQo0)


Yep. He was a young guy but still we laughed our asses off for a long time about it.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 01, 2016 11:37 AM (/CXhS)

374 349 341
Nothing worse than a watery sloppy joe.

Posted by: Misheard Lyrics Guy at June 01, 2016 11:32 AM (rCQo0)


Old coworker thought that Sloppy Joe's came in a can. That's it. Don't add anything to it.


Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 01, 2016 11:33 AM (/CXhS)

A literal soup sandwich.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 01, 2016 11:37 AM (0mRoj)

375 Something like "Votermom Institute for a New America" or "Votermom's Environmental Peace Institute for Justice" - too wordy?
-----------

Votermom's For The American Way

Votermom's For a Democratic Society

Votermom's for Progress

Votermom's for World Peace

That last one would work well, because, you know, who can oppose anything to do with world peace.

Posted by: Left Memes at June 01, 2016 11:37 AM (9mTYi)

376 "Same thing that happens to a kid from the 'hood who gets a professional sports contract for several million, then ends up in bankruptcy in a few years."

Word.

Posted by: Vince Young, UT lackey/gofer at June 01, 2016 11:38 AM (mXXEx)

377 340 NOOOOOoooooo Votermom!
Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 01, 2016 11:31 AM

Can't say I wasn't warned.

On the bright side, now I can skip lunch.

Posted by: @votermom at June 01, 2016 11:38 AM (7lVbc)

378 Obama on the Court wouldn't be so bad compared to other liberals. He is a lazy, intellectual lightweight who has proven to be a fairly lousy persuader.
Posted by: SH at June 01, 2016 11:35 AM (gmeXX)

Nope...it does not take much effort or intellect to just vote "No" or "Yes"

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

The liberal vote is already baked in the cake.

Posted by: SH at June 01, 2016 11:38 AM (gmeXX)

379 Thanks all, on the abbreviations. At least I had guessed the FAB one correctly.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 01, 2016 11:38 AM (QDnY+)

380 lol votermom

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 01, 2016 11:38 AM (rlfds)

381 and there had been a period of time where we were obviously navigating a whole set of issues in that space,

-
Ah, the space time continuum.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at June 01, 2016 11:39 AM (Nwg0u)

382 Votermom's Environmental Peace Institute for Justice

Splitter!

Posted by: The Votermom Popular Front for A Just Environmental Peace at June 01, 2016 11:39 AM (sl+zA)

383 they ask you if you want to become a suicide bomber.


*****


We're looking for someone to be in charge of a new parts distributorship.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2016 11:39 AM (mvenn)

384 The liberal vote is already baked in the cake.
Posted by: SH at June 01, 2016 11:38 AM (gmeXX)

yeah which is why he would be a catastrophy on the Court

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2016 11:39 AM (zp+j1)

385 At least we can say that Trump doesn't live in Hillary's...head.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 01, 2016 11:39 AM (rlfds)

386 383 they ask you if you want to become a suicide bomber.


*****


We're looking for someone to be in charge of a new parts distributorship.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2016 11:39 AM (mvenn)

And we've got market position for rapid, dynamic expansion.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 01, 2016 11:40 AM (0mRoj)

387 Thanks Libertarian's, guess I have to change my registration again.

Posted by: Chupacabra at June 01, 2016 11:40 AM (W2YA6)

388 At least we can say that Trump doesn't live in Hillary's...head.

I notice She hasn't given any press conferences or interviews lately.... Hiding out hoping to ride Her broom to the nomination...

Posted by: donna at June 01, 2016 11:41 AM (O2RFr)

389 The liberal vote is already baked in the cake.
Posted by: SH at June 01, 2016 11:38 AM (gmeXX)

yeah which is why he would be a catastrophy on the Court

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

I was saying compared to any other liberal. The vote is already there no matter which liberal takes it. If that is the case, I want someone who will be a lazy writer and lousy at persuading other justices. Obama strikes me as such a person.

Posted by: SH at June 01, 2016 11:41 AM (gmeXX)

390 votermom,

You ok?
Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 01, 2016 11:36 AM (rlfds)

Yes, it was pretty funny. I can just imagine the pap smear appointment.

Posted by: @votermom at June 01, 2016 11:41 AM (7lVbc)

391 Lazy or hyperactive, dull or "smart", on the SCOTUS doesn't matter, on the statist/authoritarian/racist/social engineering side.


As Andrew McCarthy nice put it after one of the Roberts debacles, the "liberals" are there to vote, not to judge, not to reason.


Jeebus look at the language of the decisions on any of the landmark lawless buckets of nonsense just in the last few years.


But a lazy, and not that bright, Obama on the court would be no less harmful than the other authoritarian drones, or the mental cases (Kennedy), or the fragile little mediocrities (Roberts).

Posted by: rhomboid at June 01, 2016 11:41 AM (QDnY+)

392 http://www.maid-rite.com/

Posted by: IP at June 01, 2016 11:41 AM (aQQbl)

393 Interview question you never hear when interviewing suicide bombers.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at June 01, 2016 11:42 AM (cJswI)

394 At least we can say that Trump doesn't live in Hillary's...head.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 01, 2016 11:39 AM


To be fair, his options were limited. After all, her own head is up her ass...

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 01, 2016 11:42 AM (bzd8I)

395 SH you think that "persuasion" is part of the court's dyamic, anywhere except among the few "conservatives"?



OK.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 01, 2016 11:43 AM (QDnY+)

396 We're looking for someone to be in charge of a new parts distributorship.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2016 11:39 AM (mvenn)

And we've got market position for rapid, dynamic expansion.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 01, 2016 11:40 AM (0mRoj)

Just sit over there and look busy.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at June 01, 2016 11:43 AM (4ng05)

397 Breitbart has a piece about this guy French...seems he is a piece of work...blames the white working class for all sorts of shit..AND AND AND is very anti-trump

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2016 11:43 AM (zp+j1)

398
387 Thanks Libertarian's, guess I have to change my registration again.
Posted by: Chupacabra at June 01, 2016 11:40 AM (W2YA6)


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

Let's face it. Independent is probably as good as it will ever get.

Posted by: Soona at June 01, 2016 11:43 AM (Fmupd)

399 Yes, it was pretty funny. I can just imagine the pap smear appointment.
Posted by: @votermom at June 01, 2016 11:41 AM (7lVbc)

---

It was FABULOUS!

Posted by: Hillary's FUPA aka Trump at June 01, 2016 11:44 AM (rlfds)

400 Let's face it. Independent is probably as good as it will ever get.

That's what I am...

Posted by: donna at June 01, 2016 11:44 AM (O2RFr)

401 Thanks Libertarian's, guess I have to change my registration again.


Posted by: Chupacabra at June 01, 2016 11:40 AM (W2YA6)


I understand libertarianism, small l, I don't understand anyone taking that Party seriously.


Until they can clearly demonstrate otherwise, I think it's safe to dismiss the Libertarian Party (big L) as the guys who want to smoke dope.

Is that fair? I don't care if it's fair or not.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 01, 2016 11:44 AM (TOk1P)

402 they ask you if you want to become a suicide bomber.

*****


We're looking for someone who will give their all for the firm. Can you show us you've got the guts for this job?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2016 11:44 AM (mvenn)

403 "At Achmed's House of Suicide Bomb Vests, we have an iron-clad warranty policy: if it doesn't work, it's on us."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 01, 2016 11:45 AM (dkNy/)

404 SH you think that "persuasion" is part of the court's dyamic, anywhere except among the few "conservatives"?



OK.

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

Yes, I do. The liberals will all vote in block anyway - right? Some liberals are better at persuasion than others. I prefer the liberal court members to be intellectually weak and lousy at persuasion.

Now to be fair, I prefer less liberal members, but to the extent that they are on the Court, I do not want intellectual heavyweights (to the extent they exist).

Posted by: SH at June 01, 2016 11:45 AM (gmeXX)

405 Nope...it does not take much effort or intellect to just vote "No" or "Yes"

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2016 11:36 AM (zp+j1)


"Present."

Posted by: OregonMuse at June 01, 2016 11:46 AM (UHKOQ)

406 Breitbart has a piece about this guy French...seems
he is a piece of work...blames the white working class for all sorts of
shit..AND AND AND is very anti-trump

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2016 11:43 AM (zp+j1)


Hey, have YOU won a Bronze Star for fabulous paperwork?


I didn't think so.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 01, 2016 11:46 AM (TOk1P)

407 Cheryl Mills has talked to the FBI...

Posted by: rd at June 01, 2016 11:46 AM (v0YLX)

408 As of today, that is fair BurtTC.

It wasn't so before Obama 2007, though.

Posted by: Chupacabra at June 01, 2016 11:46 AM (W2YA6)

409 Must. Destroy . David . French.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at June 01, 2016 11:47 AM (cJswI)

410 "Yeah, I can get you on day shift, but it's gonna cost you an arm and a leg."
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2016 11:33 AM (mvenn)
***
Twenty years of madrassah,
They put you on the day shift.

- Robert al-Dylani

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 01, 2016 11:47 AM (lutOX)

411 If I was evil with a lot of money I would pay a Donald Trump impersonator to follow Bill Kristol around.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Outrage Outlet Bargain Days - 50% Off Used Candidates, Slogans! at June 01, 2016 11:47 AM (hLRSq)

412 407 Cheryl Mills has talked to the FBI...
Posted by: rd at June 01, 2016 11:46 AM (v0YLX)

---

So flipping the bird is considered talking now?

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 01, 2016 11:47 AM (rlfds)

413
A suicide bomber walks into a bar. The bartender says ' why the long vest?'

BAM,, I've done it once again. How do I come up with all these fantabulous jokes? I amaze me....

Posted by: Amy Schumer at June 01, 2016 11:47 AM (HSmrB)

414 Is that fair? I don't care if it's fair or not.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 01, 2016 11:44 AM (TOk1P)


It's fair. Screw 'em. The LP is a joke. They got nothing.

Except weed.

Posted by: OregonMuse at June 01, 2016 11:48 AM (UHKOQ)

415 397 Breitbart has a piece about this guy French...seems he is a piece of work...blames the white working class for all sorts of shit..AND AND AND is very anti-trump
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2016 11:43 AM (zp+j1)

A Kevin D. Williamson type, eh?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at June 01, 2016 11:48 AM (0mRoj)

416 The Libertarian Party really is a joke, the fact that the candidate is saying he agrees with 73% of an avowed socialist like Bernie Sanders makes PERFECT sense when you actually talk to libertarians.

They are far more upset at something like porn being blocked at the library's computer than they are ObamaCare.

Posted by: Maritime at June 01, 2016 11:48 AM (H8A77)

417 Re the sidebar story...I guess we are now importing Zika mothers and then supporting them financially, just like we did Ebola.

Posted by: PJ at June 01, 2016 11:49 AM (cHuNI)

418 Must. Destroy . David . French.

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Yeah, I don't get this.

Posted by: SH at June 01, 2016 11:49 AM (gmeXX)

419 I think the Libertarian Party should be renamed the Cosplay Minus Party.

And by "minus" I mean "minus the hot cosplay chicks."

Posted by: OregonMuse at June 01, 2016 11:49 AM (UHKOQ)

420 Must. Destroy . David . French.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at June 01, 2016 11:47 AM (cJswI)


If he hops in the arena he is fair game. It is much safer to be outside watching and punditing.

BTW - why doesn't Bill Kristol just jump right in there himself? What's up with that?

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Outrage Outlet Bargain Days - 50% Off Used Candidates, Slogans! at June 01, 2016 11:49 AM (hLRSq)

421 Must. Destroy . David . French.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at June 01, 2016 11:47 AM (cJswI)


Hardly necessary. He seems to be working to that end himself.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 01, 2016 11:49 AM (dkNy/)

422 Suicide bomber. The only career where 401k refers to the number of body parts.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2016 11:50 AM (mvenn)

423 422 Suicide bomber. The only career where 401k refers to the number of body parts.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2016 11:50 AM (mvenn)

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Heh.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 01, 2016 11:50 AM (rlfds)

424
Cheryl Mills has talked to the FBI...
Posted by: rd at June 01, 2016 11:46 AM (v0YLX)
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Wait, what? In addition to Judicial Watch?

Posted by: iforgot at June 01, 2016 11:50 AM (pC96u)

425 I doubt if this French guy can cut the mustard.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2016 11:50 AM (mvenn)

426 422 Suicide bomber. The only career where 401k refers to the number of body parts.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2016 11:50 AM (mvenn)

At least the contributions vest immediately.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at June 01, 2016 11:51 AM (0mRoj)

427 I was saying compared to any other liberal. The vote is already there no matter which liberal takes it. If that is the case, I want someone who will be a lazy writer and lousy at persuading other justices. Obama strikes me as such a person.
Posted by: SH at June 01, 2016 11:41 AM (gmeXX)


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Contrary to popar belief, justices do not query or discuss cases with other justices. Their decisions are their own.

Fredo woud be a disaster in the SCOTUS just as he is as president.

Posted by: Soona at June 01, 2016 11:51 AM (Fmupd)

428 To tie up the strands of the thread:

What do you call an American suicide bomber?
Third-party candidate.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 01, 2016 11:51 AM (9krrF)

429
Cheryl Mills has talked to the FBI...
Posted by: rd at June 01, 2016 11:46 AM (v0YLX)
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Wait, what? In addition to Judicial Watch?
Posted by: iforgot at June 01, 2016 11:50 AM (pC96u)
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Never mind, what am I saying? That was a while ago.

Posted by: iforgot at June 01, 2016 11:51 AM (pC96u)

430 Fredo woud be a disaster in the SCOTUS just as he is as president.

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How so? How would he be different from the other liberals on the court? Other than the fact, that I doubt he would devote as much time and effort as they do.

Posted by: SH at June 01, 2016 11:52 AM (gmeXX)

431 The clocks say "it's too late."

Posted by: SarahW at June 01, 2016 11:52 AM (3fTXW)

432 Yes, I do. The liberals will all vote in block anyway - right? Some liberals are better at persuasion than others. I prefer the liberal court members to be intellectually weak and lousy at persuasion.

Now to be fair, I prefer less liberal members, but to the extent that they are on the Court, I do not want intellectual heavyweights (to the extent they exist).
Posted by: SH at June 01, 2016 11:45 AM (gmeXX)

What about the act of writing opinions? Some liberals justices will at least take the care to rule narrowly. Do you think Obama would do that? If a case about 2A came to a court where Obama sat on, I could see his majority opinion stating that the amendment does not actually protect any individual's right to own any weapon.

Just because he's intellectually lazy, doesn't mean that he wouldn't have the capacity to deal great damage.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at June 01, 2016 11:53 AM (KUaJL)

433 Little known fact, a jihadi suicide bomber invented the vestern omelet.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2016 11:53 AM (mvenn)

434 397 Breitbart has a piece about this guy French...seems he is a piece of work...blames the white working class for all sorts of shit..AND AND AND is very anti-trump
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2016 11:43 AM (zp+j1)
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According to Breitbart, he also hangs out with a "renegade Jew."

Whether or not its a good idea for French to run, everything I've seen indicates he's a far, far better person then Trump or Hil - a low bar, to be sure. The rush to destroy what would be a fringe-y candidate in any case doesn't help downplay the whole "Cult of Personality" thing around Trump.

Posted by: person at June 01, 2016 11:53 AM (mFkVC)

435 Let's face it. Independent is probably as good as it will ever get.
Posted by: Soona



And is there ever really going to be any political party that lines up 100% with someone's views?

This meme that "I won't compromise my principles!!!" when it comes time to vote seems so juvenile to me.

Either Trump or Hillary is going to be our next President. It's not hard for me to roll the dice on Trump, even though I think he's a thin-skinned ego maniac (like every man that decides to run for President or even be in politics)

Posted by: Maritime at June 01, 2016 11:53 AM (H8A77)

436
Contrary to popar belief, justices do not query or discuss cases with other justices. Their decisions are their own.

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They don't deliberate, but they do circulate their draft opinions among each other and adjust/respond/ignore/whatever.

Posted by: iforgot at June 01, 2016 11:53 AM (pC96u)

437 >> Breitbart has a piece about this guy French...seems
>> he is a piece of work...blames the white working
>> class for all sorts of shit..AND AND AND is very anti-
>> trump

A David French candidacy would prove to the world just how small the hardcore National Review voter base is.

If Kristol and co stop to think for a minute, that's something they really can't afford to do. They will destroy their own influence in trying to take Trump down.



Posted by: JEM at June 01, 2016 11:53 AM (o+SC1)

438 I'm sure French's a great candidate - for me to Poupon.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at June 01, 2016 11:53 AM (0mRoj)

439 That little sculpture on top of the gold thingee is just spectacular!

Posted by: Hairy Reid, art collector at June 01, 2016 11:54 AM (/m8T6)

440 What about the act of writing opinions? Some liberals justices will at least take the care to rule narrowly. Do you think Obama would do that?

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No I don't, and in doing so, he may lose votes he has. If Obama were to push for a big win, others may say that is too far and not agree with him, thus turning a small liberal victory into defeat.

Posted by: SH at June 01, 2016 11:54 AM (gmeXX)

441 >>They ask you if you want to become a suicide bomber.


They ask you if you're interested in assisting them with virgin quality control in a remote office.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 01, 2016 11:55 AM (NOIQH)

442 Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Outrage Outlet Bargain Days - 50% Off Used Candidates, Slogans! a

Of course he's fair game if he runs which I don't think he will but it's not fair game to disparage is military service which is the thing that prompted my comment.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at June 01, 2016 11:55 AM (cJswI)

443 they ask you if you want to become a suicide bomber.


******


The guy who had the job before you left a big hole.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2016 11:55 AM (mvenn)

444 434 Whether or not its a good idea for French to run, everything I've seen indicates he's a far, far better person then Trump or Hil - a low bar, to be sure.
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As you say, that group includes everyone not actually in prison (for Hill specifically), in a mental hospital or taking up arms against the United States.

Posted by: MTF, Amity and Enmity at June 01, 2016 11:56 AM (/m8T6)

445 443 they ask you if you want to become a suicide bomber.


******


The guy who had the job before you left a big hole.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2016 11:55 AM (mvenn)

Going to be real difficult to fill his shoes.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at June 01, 2016 11:56 AM (0mRoj)

446 Posted by: person at June 01, 2016 11:53 AM (mFkVC)


People already know what you are going to say before you say it. You could save yourself some time by simply not saying it.


I only offer this as one piece of advice. You do what you want. I don't much care, because this is the last time I will acknowledge your existence.


Bye now.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 01, 2016 11:56 AM (TOk1P)

447 A David French candidacy would prove to the world just how small the hardcore National Review voter base is.

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Raising the question, why some feel it necessary to destroy the man who seemingly is a very decent and conservative person but who has the temerity to be anti-Trump.

Posted by: SH at June 01, 2016 11:56 AM (gmeXX)

448 they ask you if you want to become a suicide bomber.

******

The guy who had the job before you left a big hole.


Imam Crater, call your mosque.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 01, 2016 11:57 AM (9krrF)

449 >>They ask you if you want to become a suicide bomber.

...if you want an opportunity to rise quickly within the company.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 01, 2016 11:57 AM (NOIQH)

450 Contrary to popar belief, justices do not query or discuss cases with other justices. Their decisions are their own.

Fredo woud be a disaster in the SCOTUS just as he is as president.
Posted by: Soona



That's not really true, the majority collaborates on the final draft of the opinion that is written

Posted by: Maritime at June 01, 2016 11:58 AM (H8A77)

451 >> Either Trump or Hillary is going to be our next President.
>> It's not hard for me to roll the dice on Trump, even though
>> I think he's a thin-skinned ego maniac

You have to have a pretty tough hide to get up there and take the shot, and while there's unquestionably ego at play the one thing you get with Trump is HIM. You're not dealing with someone who's got Susan Rice's or Ben Rhodes' or Karl Rove's arm up his ass making his lips move.

Posted by: JEM at June 01, 2016 11:58 AM (o+SC1)

452 Last year's Ramadan party was killer! A real blowout!

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at June 01, 2016 11:58 AM (0mRoj)

453 Of course he's fair game if he runs which I don't think he will but it's not fair game to disparage is military service which is the thing that prompted my comment.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at June 01, 2016 11:55 AM (cJswI)


My understanding is that he was a military lawyer. Never was shot at, or shot any of the enemy. Just another cog in the non-productive bureaucracy.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 01, 2016 11:58 AM (dkNy/)

454 Contrary to popar belief, justices do not query or discuss cases with other justices. Their decisions are their own.

Posted by: Soona at June 01, 2016 11:51 AM (Fmupd)
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My experience is different than yours, at least with regard to ObamaCare cases.

Posted by: Chief Justice "Beat to hell" John Roberts at June 01, 2016 11:58 AM (/m8T6)

455 443 they ask you if you want to become a suicide bomber.


******


The guy who had the job before you left a big hole.




No sense in trying to fill it. You will too.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 01, 2016 11:58 AM (tu/2g)

456 I was wondering when the lectures would begin about how much better French would be than Trump.

Gonna be a long election cycle.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at June 01, 2016 11:59 AM (4ng05)

457 they ask you if you want to become a suicide bomber.

*****


It's truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2016 11:59 AM (mvenn)

458
Suicide bomber. The only career where 401k refers to the number of body parts.

KA-BOOM!!! I'M ON A ROLL!! `whew` I'm gonna have to take a break after that one. That level of comedy don't come natural, not even for me....

Posted by: Amy Schumer at June 01, 2016 11:59 AM (HSmrB)

459 Habib, trust me. You're gonna go far!

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at June 01, 2016 11:59 AM (0mRoj)

460 French Stewart is running for president?

*nods*

I'm okay with that.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at June 01, 2016 12:00 PM (RwwCT)

461 449 >>They ask you if you want to become a suicide bomber.

...if you want an opportunity to rise quickly within the company.

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... if you want a career where you can make an impact.

Posted by: @votermom at June 01, 2016 12:00 PM (7lVbc)

462 Gaaaah!!!! Somebody make me stop!

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2016 12:00 PM (mvenn)

463 Raising the question, why some feel it necessary to destroy the man who seemingly is a very decent and conservative person but who has the temerity to be anti-Trump.
Posted by: SH

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Because he's decided to be a stalking horse for Hillary Clinton.

That's the plan here, to make sure Hillary beats Trump. The primary is the place to make your case.

Unless he's insane, he has no delusions that he's actually going to win. He can't even appear on the ballot in certain states like Texas.

Posted by: Maritime at June 01, 2016 12:01 PM (H8A77)

464 462 Gaaaah!!!! Somebody make me stop!
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 01, 2016 12:00 PM (mvenn)

I can make you stop

Posted by: suicide vest trigger at June 01, 2016 12:01 PM (7lVbc)

465 My understanding is that he was a military lawyer.
Never was shot at, or shot any of the enemy. Just another cog in the
non-productive bureaucracy.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 01, 2016 11:58 AM (dkNy/)


Who sports a unit-wide issued Bronze Star. And as far as I know, he's not said anything publicly about what he did to earn it.


Lots of REMFs fly into theaters of operation, stay long enough to get awards, because it's good for their careers.


People who do the actual fighting don't think much of such awards.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 01, 2016 12:02 PM (TOk1P)

466 How so? How would he be different from the other liberals on the court? Other than the fact, that I doubt he would devote as much time and effort as they do.
Posted by: SH at June 01, 2016 11:52 AM (gmeXX)

You don't seem to get it? A 100% permanent left vote is devastating, not to mention some of the far left wing language the scumbag would use. Changing the language is how the left tries to change society

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2016 12:02 PM (zp+j1)

467 I watched the second hour of "Roots" last night - the part where Kunta Kinte is placed under Fiddler's tutelage to learn how to be a slave and to learn his new name is Toby.

This is where the racists who produced this movie made a mistake.

All the slaves a the Virginia plantation look well fed, well clothed, nobody in chains (except Toby), all reasonably happy (for slaves).

When Kunta runs away and is captured, all the master wants is for him to acknowledge his new name (and his new circumstances). As he is getting filleted with a whip (complete with nails and glass), he continually refuses to say his new name.

Instead of the admiration of his dignity, this scene brings out a feeling of "say your name, you obstinate idiot".

Afterward, the overseer tells the slaves to go home and for those from other plantations to go back to their homes.

Slaves from other plantations just visiting on their own? Sure thing.

Given that Kunta could have ended up a slave in Arab North Africa, or on a sugar plantation in the West Indies or Brazil, he certainly seems to have hit the lottery on places to be.

Posted by: jwest at June 01, 2016 12:02 PM (Zs4uk)

468 I was saying compared to any other liberal. The vote is already there no matter which liberal takes it. If that is the case, I want someone who will be a lazy writer and lousy at persuading other justices. Obama strikes me as such a person.
Posted by: SH at June 01, 2016 11:41 AM (gmeXX)


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But that's after their own decisions have been written. That's why Scalia and Thomas were so angry with Roberts when he "changed his mind" on fredocare.

Posted by: Soona at June 01, 2016 12:02 PM (Fmupd)

469 397 Breitbart has a piece about this guy French...seems he is a piece of work...blames the white working class for all sorts of shit..AND AND AND is very anti-trump

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2016 11:43 AM (zp+j1)


I thought French made some valid points and that the Breitbart piece was a bunch of whiny crap, mostly. French is a decent guy, and while I don't wnt him running for President I don't get the "we need to destroy him" thing that Breitbart is doing.

Posted by: OregonMuse at June 01, 2016 12:02 PM (UHKOQ)

470
There were rumors Bill Kristol is a homosexual.
Malcom Forbes was also rumored to be a fruit.

Posted by: Misheard Lyrics Guy at June 01, 2016 12:03 PM (rCQo0)

471 The growth in our industry is explosive.

Posted by: Jihadi at June 01, 2016 12:03 PM (9mTYi)

472 while I don't wnt him running for President I don't get the "we need to destroy him" thing that Breitbart is doing.
Posted by: OregonMuse at June 01, 2016 12:02 PM (UHKOQ)


IF he tries to run as a 3rd party and tilt the election to THE FAB, then he is a fair target and deserves what he gets.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2016 12:03 PM (zp+j1)

473 Gaaaah!!!! Somebody make me stop!
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon



I keeeeeel you!
-Achmed The Dead Terrorist

Posted by: rickb223 at June 01, 2016 12:04 PM (tu/2g)

474 You don't seem to get it? A 100% permanent left vote is devastating, not to mention some of the far left wing language the scumbag would use. Changing the language is how the left tries to change society

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Again, compared to another liberal. The 100% permanent left vote is there already.

Posted by: SH at June 01, 2016 12:04 PM (gmeXX)

475 Off splodey sock

Posted by: @votermom at June 01, 2016 12:04 PM (7lVbc)

476 There were rumors Bill Kristol is a homosexual.
Malcom Forbes was also rumored to be a fruit.
Posted by: Misheard Lyrics Guy at June 01, 2016 12:03 PM (rCQo0)

Is there a point?

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at June 01, 2016 12:05 PM (4ng05)

477 >> Raising the question, why some feel it necessary to destroy
>> the man who seemingly is a very decent and conservative
>> person but who has the temerity to be anti-Trump.

My position is this: there are consequences to being anti-Trump.

The MOST a French candidacy can do is knock a couple percent off Trump's vote, and maybe take back a few of the more principled NeverTrumpers from Hillary or the Libertarians.

It may affect the outcome.

It will not put a conservative in the White House.

It may put Hillary in the White House, which to my mind is the WORST of all possible outcomes. She is pretty much as guilty as Nixon was of the kinds of crimes that forced his resignation. There is no principled basis for putting a felon in the White House.

To my mind if you are a principled NeverTrumper you ought to be registered as a Democrat and ought to be beating the bushes for Bernie.

Bernie may be many bad things but he's at least as honest as the average Senator. And that in itself makes him vastly more qualified than Hillary.

Posted by: JEM at June 01, 2016 12:05 PM (o+SC1)

478 Because he's decided to be a stalking horse for Hillary Clinton.

That's the plan here, to make sure Hillary beats Trump. The primary is the place to make your case.

Unless he's insane, he has no delusions that he's actually going to win. He can't even appear on the ballot in certain states like Texas.
Posted by: Maritime at June 01, 2016 12:01 PM (H8A77)
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Or maybe he thinks there should be someone in the race advocating for Conservatism. At the moment, their is no candidate who stands for entitlement reform, smaller government, individual liberties, social conservatism, Constitutionalism - any of the values usually associated with Conservatism. It may be valuable to have someone out there making the case for those ideas.

Posted by: person at June 01, 2016 12:05 PM (mFkVC)

479 >>French is a decent guy, and while I don't wnt him running for President I
don't get the "we need to destroy him" thing that Breitbart is doing.

Agreed, I have nothing against French as a person, just his attempt at spoiling Trump for the sake of party purity. I would imagine the Breitbart attacks are an effort to convince him this is a match he shouldn't butt into.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 01, 2016 12:05 PM (NOIQH)

480 I thought French made some valid points and that the
Breitbart piece was a bunch of whiny crap, mostly. French is a decent
guy, and while I don't wnt him running for President I don't get the "we
need to destroy him" thing that Breitbart is doing.


Posted by: OregonMuse at June 01, 2016 12:02 PM (UHKOQ)


The Breitbart website is of the same cloth that is NRO. I don't have any use for either. I don't care if they want to bicker on their little webzines.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 01, 2016 12:06 PM (TOk1P)

481 I don't know what French did as a JAG (deployed or otherwise) but I can tell you that they play a large role in the targeting process when assigned to a combat unit staff. Basically, they let the commander know if he can get away with bombing/shooting/dropping artillery on various targets. Also, they play the same role with the emergence of cyber warfare; there are legal implications when running a cyber attack through a neutral country's internet infrastructure.


I'm not saying I like it or agree with it, but it's a lawfare world.


Posted by: Country Singer at June 01, 2016 12:06 PM (uiwCw)

482 Ahh! Copy/paste fail.

Posted by: Soona at June 01, 2016 12:06 PM (Fmupd)

483
My understanding is that he was a military lawyer. Never was shot at, or shot any of the enemy. Just another cog in the non-productive bureaucracy.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
----------------
?
So, you're saying that it wasn't "real" service to his country? Wow.
I don't know or care one bit about this guy, but ...

Meh. I'll just bug out for a while.

Posted by: Chi at June 01, 2016 12:07 PM (ko4zy)

484 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 01, 2016 11:58 AM (dkNy/)

Why does that military service deserve to be diminished or made fun of? He was part of the 'bureaucracy' in Iraq. We don't disparage NGU's service. Well at least most of us .

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at June 01, 2016 12:07 PM (cJswI)

485
Raising the question, why some feel it necessary to destroy the man who seemingly is a very decent and conservative person but who has the temerity to be anti-Trump.
Posted by: SH

____________


Because he's decided to be a stalking horse for Hillary Clinton.

That's the plan here, to make sure Hillary beats Trump.
-------------------------

Yup.

Posted by: iforgot at June 01, 2016 12:07 PM (pC96u)

486 You don't seem to get it? A 100% permanent left vote is devastating, not to mention some of the far left wing language the scumbag would use. Changing the language is how the left tries to change society

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Let me try this another way. Between Merrick Garland and Obama - who would you prefer on the Court. I think you can make the case, that Obama would actually do less damage, because Garland's whole career has been using the courts to move to the left. Obama's is not. And for Garland being elevated to the Court will be his highest honor and he will do everything possible to advance his position. Whereas Obama will just be lazy. They would both vote the same way, but Garland may be a little more strategic where Obama would not.

Posted by: SH at June 01, 2016 12:07 PM (gmeXX)

487 >>Or maybe he thinks there should be someone in the race advocating for Conservatism.

There kinda was with Ted Cruz. He lost to Trump.
The time to enter the race was back when the rest of the people did: before the primaries.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 01, 2016 12:07 PM (NOIQH)

488 David French is an awesome person and a helluva conservative.

I earnestly hope the Trumpsters treat him with the respect he has earned and fully deserves, because he isn't so much a serious threat to Donaldo as he a Rorschach test for Trump supporters. He cannot possibly get on ballots, so he is zero threat to Donald, and probably will not even run.

If people react well, including of course Donald Trump, then they look good to conservatives. If Trump people begin demeaning this good man, then it will illustrate how bad Trump and his core supporters are for the country.

Posted by: MTF, Amity and Enmity at June 01, 2016 12:08 PM (/m8T6)

489 As a martyr bomber you are encouraged to wear more than the minimum 27 pieces of flair! Or as the filthy Zionists call it, "shrapnel".

Posted by: Uncle Achmed's One Stop Jihad Shop Training Guide at June 01, 2016 12:08 PM (9krrF)

490 So, you're saying that it wasn't "real" service to his country? Wow.
I don't know or care one bit about this guy, but ...

Meh. I'll just bug out for a while.
Posted by: Chi at June 01, 2016 12:07 PM (ko4zy)
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If you support Trump, you are on real shaky ground attacking French's military service.

Posted by: person at June 01, 2016 12:08 PM (mFkVC)

491 >> To my mind if you are a principled NeverTrumper you
>> ought to be registered as a Democrat and ought to be
>> beating the bushes for Bernie.

Alternatively, you can pray for an indictment and/or a palace coup within the Democrats that nominates Biden or Kerry or someone of that ilk who is 'conventionally bad' to paraphrase PJ O'Rourke's description of Hillary.

Posted by: JEM at June 01, 2016 12:08 PM (o+SC1)

492 Bernie may be many bad things but he's at least as honest as the average Senator. And that in itself makes him vastly more qualified than Hillary.
Posted by: JEM at June 01, 2016 12:05 PM (o+SC1)

Oh yeah. Bernie as the better option. Comedy gold.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at June 01, 2016 12:09 PM (4ng05)

493 French is stupid if he takes this offer. That right there would be a shitty mark against whatever good reputation he might have.

Posted by: Soona at June 01, 2016 12:09 PM (Fmupd)

494 To my mind if you are a principled NeverTrumper you ought to be registered as a Democrat and ought to be beating the bushes for Bernie.

Bernie may be many bad things but he's at least as honest as the average Senator. And that in itself makes him vastly more qualified than Hillary.

Posted by: JEM at June 01, 2016 12:05 PM (o+SC1)

The one positive development for the pro-Trump GOP from all the Gary Johnson/Weld "I'm a socialist who hates the GOP" stuff is that it seems to be a determined play for the Bernie crowd. To that end, the more Johnson crows about how bad the GOP is, the more votes he potentially keeps from consolidating under Hillary.

Posted by: Cody's Feed Bag at June 01, 2016 12:09 PM (XiVKO)

495 I'm not saying I like it or agree with it, but it's a lawfare world.



Posted by: Country Singer at June 01, 2016 12:06 PM (uiwCw)


It most certainly is.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 01, 2016 12:09 PM (TOk1P)

496 Alternatively, you can pray for an indictment and/or a palace coup within the Democrats that nominates Biden or Kerry or someone of that ilk who is 'conventionally bad' to paraphrase PJ O'Rourke's description of Hillary.

Posted by: JEM at June 01, 2016 12:08 PM (o+SC1)
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Biden and Kerry would be just as bad as Hil - Biden might be even worse.

Posted by: person at June 01, 2016 12:10 PM (mFkVC)

497 Or maybe he thinks there should be someone in the race advocating for Conservatism. At the moment, their is no candidate who stands for entitlement reform, smaller government, individual liberties, social conservatism, Constitutionalism - any of the values usually associated with Conservatism. It may be valuable to have someone out there making the case for those ideas.
Posted by: person

________



Why is it "valuable" to have a spoiler candidate do these things? Can't he simply advocate them as an opinion writer or activist?

The strategy here is to make sure Hillary wins, nobody takes issue with a figure like French or Kristol advocating for their brand of conservatism.

FWIW, Trump is better at advocating conservative issues than many former Republican Presidents like Nixon, Ford, HW Bush, etc.

Republicans like Nixon were advocating wage and price controls and yet somehow many of these same NeoCons were working for him and weren't advocating spoiler candidates, but apparently Trump is just too liberal and needs to be stopped.

Posted by: Maritime at June 01, 2016 12:11 PM (H8A77)

498 He cannot possibly get on ballots, so he is zero threat to Donald, and probably will not even run.

If people react well, including of course Donald Trump, then they look good to conservatives. If Trump people begin demeaning this good man, then it will illustrate how bad Trump and his core supporters are for the country.

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I'm not sure why he can't get on ballots? Tough - yes, but possible.

But on your final point I agree.

Posted by: SH at June 01, 2016 12:11 PM (gmeXX)

499
French is being touted as an Iraq War veteran, thus giving the impression he was in combat.
Is this true or not?

Posted by: Misheard Lyrics Guy at June 01, 2016 12:11 PM (rCQo0)

500 Anyone who tries to run 3rd party will get a mauling from the supporters of the candidate he is trying to siphon votes from.
It's better for French to get a taste now, so he knows what Kristol is trying to rope him into.

Posted by: @votermom at June 01, 2016 12:12 PM (7lVbc)

501 A thread started with images of clocks and segues to suicide bombing.


And not one mention of Clockboy Ahmed.


Sad.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 01, 2016 12:12 PM (/CXhS)

502 Wouldn't know this French guy from Adam's house cat, but even with NRO in his references, he isn't worthy of me to investigate further. It's a nevertrump distraction.
GOPe is just gonna GOPe.
Always gonna be trying to save their status quo...

Posted by: IP at June 01, 2016 12:12 PM (aQQbl)

503 Mark my words: Whatever's left of the conservative movement as a political force can survive a President Trump, who will probably just ignore it. It will NOT survive a President Hillary, who will do her utmost to extirpate it from the American landscape.

Anyone who thinks any differently is fooling themselves.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 01, 2016 12:12 PM (9krrF)

504 From the sidebar: libertarians are perfectly OK with socialism as long as it's voluntary. Yeah, how's that gonna work?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at June 01, 2016 12:12 PM (Nwg0u)

505 The one positive development for the pro-Trump GOP from all the Gary Johnson/Weld "I'm a socialist who hates the GOP" stuff is that it seems to be a determined play for the Bernie crowd. To that end, the more Johnson crows about how bad the GOP is, the more votes he potentially keeps from consolidating under Hillary.
Posted by: Cody's Feed Bag

___________


I agree with that and I hope Libertarians continue to make a play for disgruntled socialists.

I could easily see the Libertarian Party being a bigger headache for Hillary than Trump.

Posted by: Maritime at June 01, 2016 12:13 PM (H8A77)

506 Mark my words: Whatever's left of the conservative movement as a political force can survive a President Trump, who will probably just ignore it. It will NOT survive a President Hillary, who will do her utmost to extirpate it from the American landscape.

Anyone who thinks any differently is fooling themselves.

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I think differently, so I guess I am just fooling myself. FWIW, I think it will survive both of them.

Posted by: SH at June 01, 2016 12:13 PM (gmeXX)

507 I'm not sure why he can't get on ballots? Tough - yes, but possible.



But on your final point I agree.

Posted by: SH at June 01, 2016 12:11 PM (gmeXX)


Texas deadline has already passed, other states are rapidly approaching. Someone with more knowledge than I can check to see when the deadlines for places like... oh, I don't know, Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania are. That might tell us more about this guy's intentions.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 01, 2016 12:13 PM (TOk1P)

508 >> Biden and Kerry would be just as bad as Hil - Biden might
>> be even worse.

I would argue that of the Bernie, Biden, Kerry, Hillary list Biden's probably the best option.

He's an old schmoozer, and unless his experience at VP and watching Obama hammer the GOP majority with no consequences has 'adjusted' his outlook on the Executive, he's likely to be a much more 'cooperative' President.

I would probably take Bernie next. I'm inclined toward deep mistrust for Kerry over his role as Obama's puppet in the Iran deal, and I'm NeverHillary for the reasons I've outlined.

Posted by: JEM at June 01, 2016 12:14 PM (o+SC1)

509 Or maybe he thinks there should be someone in the race advocating for Conservatism.

There kinda was with Ted Cruz. He lost to Trump.
The time to enter the race was back when the rest of the people did: before the primaries.
Posted by: Lizzy



What was that the #NeverTrumpers screamed at us about the primaries? Oh yeah.

"Learn the fucking rules!"

Posted by: rickb223 at June 01, 2016 12:14 PM (tu/2g)

510 If you got hazardous duty pay, you are generally considered a combat vet.

Posted by: Chupacabra at June 01, 2016 12:14 PM (W2YA6)

511 Excuse me, Combat Duty Pay.

Posted by: Chupacabra at June 01, 2016 12:15 PM (W2YA6)

512
not one mention of Clockboy Ahmed.


Sad.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 01, 2016 12:12 PM (/CXhS)
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He's somewhere in the 100s or 200s.

Posted by: iforgot at June 01, 2016 12:15 PM (pC96u)

513 What was that the #NeverTrumpers screamed at us about the primaries? Oh yeah.

"Learn the fucking rules!"
Posted by: rickb223 at June 01, 2016 12:14 PM (tu/2g)
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So which rules is French breaking by considering a run?

Posted by: person at June 01, 2016 12:16 PM (mFkVC)

514 Or maybe he thinks there should be someone in the race advocating for Conservatism. At the moment, their is no candidate who stands for entitlement reform, smaller government, individual liberties, social conservatism, Constitutionalism - any of the values usually associated with Conservatism. It may be valuable to have someone out there making the case for those ideas.
Posted by: person at June 01, 2016 12:05 PM (mFkVC)

BULLSHIT..rationalize all you want if makes you feel better, all a candidacy like French's does is help put a far left winger in the White House...all the rest is just intellectual masturbation and fucked up FUBAR

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2016 12:16 PM (zp+j1)

515 Hey, can any of you tell me what time it is? Some low-bred asshole lifted my clock-watch when I was touring in Nippon a couple of days ago, and...... *looks hard at pictures*

Who the FUC-.......THAT'S MY WATCH!

Posted by: Prince William of Orange, Stadtholder at June 01, 2016 12:17 PM (Jesl+)

516 So which rules is French breaking by considering a run?

-
The rule of common sense.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at June 01, 2016 12:17 PM (Nwg0u)

517
502 Wouldn't know this French guy from Adam's house cat, but even with NRO in his references, he isn't worthy of me to investigate further. It's a nevertrump distraction.
GOPe is just gonna GOPe.
Always gonna be trying to save their status quo...
Posted by: IP at June 01, 2016 12:12 PM (aQQbl)


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All this is is Bill Krystal trying to prove his relevance to the political world.

This election is killing the relevance of many of the so-called "conservative political punditry".

Posted by: Soona at June 01, 2016 12:17 PM (Fmupd)

518 If he can run and not sue to be put on ballots that are closed, then nothing.

Posted by: IP at June 01, 2016 12:17 PM (aQQbl)

519
If French is going to help Clinton win the WH, then he is an asshole. Immigration and the USSC in donk hands will kill the gop and devastate this country.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 01, 2016 12:18 PM (iQIUe)

520
I think differently, so I guess I am just fooling myself. FWIW, I think it will survive both of them.
Posted by: SH at June 01, 2016 12:13 PM (gmeXX)
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The movement might survive, but in a vastly outnumbered political minority.

Posted by: iforgot at June 01, 2016 12:18 PM (pC96u)

521 same people making fun of or disparaging French's military service support a man who insulted all POWs with his attack on McCain and thinks he has as much military training as any private in the Army because he went to a military middle school.

Bash French but just leave out the military service.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at June 01, 2016 12:18 PM (cJswI)

522
One simple question:

1. What's the point of David French running for president?

And spare me the bullshit about doing it on principle.

Posted by: Misheard Lyrics Guy at June 01, 2016 12:18 PM (rCQo0)

523 514 Or maybe he thinks there should be someone in the race advocating for Conservatism. At the moment, their is no candidate who stands for entitlement reform, smaller government, individual liberties, social conservatism, Constitutionalism - any of the values usually associated with Conservatism. It may be valuable to have someone out there making the case for those ideas.
Posted by: person at June 01, 2016 12:05 PM (mFkVC)



There were 16 other candidates that ran. NOT ONE OF THE SO CALLED CONSERVATIVES advocated for the above ideals.

NOW you want one to? Too fucking late.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 01, 2016 12:19 PM (tu/2g)

524 America, the 2nd Amendment, and a whole lot more will never survive a left wing Court, another Left wing President and a compliant Congress.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2016 12:19 PM (zp+j1)

525 It's better for French to get a taste now, so he knows what Kristol is trying to rope him into.

Posted by: @votermom at June 01, 2016 12:12 PM (7lVbc)
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It's exactly this kind of reaction that Trump supporters should carefully avoid. For French to get on even a few ballots will take enormous expense and rapid action, and no one so far has talked at all about raising money or organizing rapid movements for ballot petitions. They are already late for some states and soon will be for most states. French is no threat to Trump at all.

The whole purpose is to demonstrate to conservatives that Trump and his supporters are ugly, mindless extremists who will throw mud first and think later, even at a truly honorable man.

Don't give in to temptation. If Trump has even the slimmest dreams of attracting conservative votes, treat French well. Speak respectfully. Your candidate will win more support that way.

Posted by: MTF, Amity and Enmity at June 01, 2016 12:19 PM (/m8T6)

526 Part of being NeverTrump is the statement that Trump really is bad on a level that just can't be supported, even if the support is only a vote, even if the alternative is worse. The AP made some calls about Trump's vet donations and found out they only came after the Post reported he hadn't made them, months after he said he'd done it. Trump spent the press conference naming reporters who hadn't played along with him on the story. Then some documents in the Trump University case were unsealed and the scheme looks like a grand plan to fleece vulnerable people out of money they couldn't afford. Neither of those things really recommend Trump as someone worth supporting.

Posted by: Cody's Feed Bag at June 01, 2016 12:19 PM (XiVKO)

527 The whole "will the conservative movement survive Trump?" is stupid.

The idea that an ideology "dies" when a Republican President does something "non conservative" is based on what exactly?

The Tea Party basically sprang up in response to TARP and the corporate bailouts that Bush signed into law.

Even after securing the nomination, most of what I'm hearing from Trump is WAY more conservative than what I usually hear from Republican Presidential candidates at this stage.

Posted by: Maritime at June 01, 2016 12:20 PM (H8A77)

528 I'd put good money behind this:

If the best day of his life were election day, from here French might be able to garner 5 votes in a hundred. Probably not that much because from here, people with even an ounce of reason, would know that their vote would be thrown away.

But yeah. Go French, you Francophiles.

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at June 01, 2016 12:20 PM (4ng05)

529 "run as a 3rd party"

They shot George Wallace.

They try to look human but the Politicians and their hanger-ons are monsters.

Ross Perot was the idea. Only steal from the R candidate. And they didn't treat him particularly nice and he ended up with 10%. Before that it was Bull Moose and kept-us-out-of-war Wilson was elected.

What will kill French is he threatens sinecures by opposing Trump. Most of his peers have decided Trump is a fart that has a span of 8 years or less and that their sinecures are secure with him. Trump just announced he isn't going to go after McConnell or Ryan. Now that he has the nomination Trump is assuring everyone that he won't go after their sweet federal money. Trump wants to win. Ask W about medicare part D and the $400 tax rebate before you go off on Trump. Also Hasterd, McConnell, Bush.

Posted by: huh? at June 01, 2016 12:20 PM (j2xmV)

530 There were 16 other candidates that ran. NOT ONE OF THE SO CALLED CONSERVATIVES advocated for the above ideals.

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Rick - that's preposterous. Ted Cruz advocated for all those things.

Posted by: SH at June 01, 2016 12:20 PM (gmeXX)

531 >> 1. What's the point of David French running for president?

Bill Kristol's butthurt over the Neocon Eclipse.

Posted by: JEM at June 01, 2016 12:20 PM (o+SC1)

532 173 For the 'rons:

http://tinyurl.com/zwn77vd
Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 01, 2016 10:

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What the HELL did we ever do to you!
*guzzles brain bleach*

You're going on the list.
*scribbles furiously*

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at June 01, 2016 12:20 PM (3Mimg)

533 same people making fun of or disparaging French's military service support a man who insulted all POWs with his attack on McCain and thinks he has as much military training as any private in the Army because he went to a military middle school.

Bash French but just leave out the military service.
Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at June 01, 2016 12:18 PM (cJswI)


he did not insult all POWs. THAT shot, and it was a low blow, was direct directly at McCain and only McCain. And it came after more than a few low blows by that senile ofl Bastard from AZ anyway.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2016 12:21 PM (zp+j1)

534 If you got hazardous duty pay, you are generally considered a combat vet.



511
Excuse me, Combat Duty Pay.


Posted by: Chupacabra at June 01, 2016 12:15 PM (W2YA6)


Considered by whom? There have always been strutting peacocks who pop onto the battlefield (figuratively, from a safe distance) to try to glom onto the glory. It's been happening since the days when cavemen were throwing sticks and rocks at each other.

These days, it is a well-known tradition for non-combat personnel, mostly officers, to fly into the theater, stay long enough to get their "combat" awards, then fly out again.


As I said before, nobody who has actually been shot at considers that to be combat duty.


Now, I have no idea if this French guy has been shot at or not. It would be nice if he would come out and talk about what he did to earn that Bronze Star he wears.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 01, 2016 12:21 PM (TOk1P)

535 Heh, heh........there are only rules-makers and rules-breakers, and only the makers win, every time. *shit-eating grin*

Now, if you'll excuse us, there's a "Death to America" cocktail-party over at the DNC, and we dasn't be late and upset our friends!

Posted by: The Notorious GOPe at June 01, 2016 12:21 PM (Jesl+)

536 "who insulted all POWs"

This again? It was aimed at McCain, and hit him squarely. Was it overkill, yes it was, and tacky too, but don't play the lefts "but he insulted all of us!" bullcrap games.

Posted by: IP at June 01, 2016 12:22 PM (aQQbl)

537 IF he tries to run as a 3rd party and tilt the election to THE FAB, then he is a fair target and deserves what he gets.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2016 12:03 PM (zp+j1)


I agree. If he consents to be Bill Kristol's sock puppet, he'll deserve the ridicule he gets.

Posted by: OregonMuse at June 01, 2016 12:22 PM (UHKOQ)

538 From the sidebar:
So our choices are the unindicted ringleader of the most successful (if unintentional) espionage master in decades, the Socialist, the 73% Socialist stoner, and the Reality Show Star with a moral compass that spins like a top. We are a firmly unserious country. [krak/t]

Yep.

Some other wise man said "there's a lot of ruin in a country", and he's right, but that is with the usual societal decay of entropy and apathy.
When all but one of the contenders will without a doubt enact policies that will speed up the process ala Venezuela, that ruin could come faster than they realize.

I say they because I truly believe that the Left thinks America is unbreakable.
They are wrong.

p.s. The caveat is that those pulling the levers know full well what damage they do, and I refer to the average American leftist, aka LIVs

Posted by: OneEyedJack at June 01, 2016 12:22 PM (kKHcp)

539 Shit, Vlad...

Check out RWC's comeback:

http://tinyurl.com/zmdbt24

Mine is tame in comparison.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 01, 2016 12:23 PM (rlfds)

540 Posted by: MTF, Amity and Enmity at June 01, 2016 12:19 PM (/m8T6)

I agree that it would be best if Trump supporters just point and laugh at Kristol and Anton he nominates, but I don't think anyone controls the crowd at this point.
They are all fed up.
Kristol is playing with fire.

Posted by: @votermom at June 01, 2016 12:23 PM (7lVbc)

541 Trump is definitely a wild card of the loose cannon variety but there is no reason to believe he would be as bad as Hilldog. It's like Pelosi said about Obamacare. We have to elect him to find out what's in him. Still we know Hillary is a shit sandwich.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at June 01, 2016 12:23 PM (Nwg0u)

542 FTSB - The Libertarian Candidate is not the protest candidate you are looking for. "...Agrees with 73 percent of what Sen. Bernie Sanders says, citing that libertarians agree with socialism as long as it's voluntary."


As long as I can opt-out of socialism, you guys go on ahead. I don't have all the answers.

Posted by: Grump928(c) says Free Soothie!, with purchase of commentor of equal or greater value at June 01, 2016 12:23 PM (evdj2)

543 And in other news:

http://goo.gl/JzN5EU

Oh, my. Summer school.

Posted by: JEM at June 01, 2016 12:23 PM (o+SC1)

544 Don't give in to temptation. If Trump has even the slimmest dreams of attracting conservative votes, treat French well. Speak respectfully. Your candidate will win more support that way.
Posted by: MTF, Amity and Enmity




Nope, I'd rather see him get a taste now, we're not going to pretend what he's doing is anything but self-serving and destructive.

The idea that we placate spoiler candidates that try and help Hillary win is exactly the sort of "conservatism" that I want to extinguished.

99% of the heat against French is that he's a spoiler candidate, which is 100% true and if he can't handle that, tough shit.

Posted by: Maritime at June 01, 2016 12:23 PM (H8A77)

545 Anton = anyone

Posted by: @votermom at June 01, 2016 12:23 PM (7lVbc)

546 488 David French is an awesome person and a helluva conservative.

Up to the point where he came down with a bad case of TDS, I thought he was one of NRO's finest writers.

Posted by: OregonMuse at June 01, 2016 12:24 PM (UHKOQ)

547 522
One simple question:

1. What's the point of David French running for president?
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Kristol is setting up a Rorschach test designed to show how bad the Trump core supporters are. French isn't so much "running for president" as he demonstrating that Trump will not treat conservatives well and should not be supported.

Resist the temptation to slime David French, and defeat the Kristol plan by attracting conservatives instead of driving them away.

Posted by: MTF, Amity and Enmity at June 01, 2016 12:24 PM (/m8T6)

548 Now, I have no idea if this French guy has been shot at or not. It would be nice if he would come out and talk about what he did to earn that Bronze Star he wears.
Posted by: BurtTC at June 01, 2016 12:21 PM (TOk1P)

Does not matter, at least to me. He served and that is good enough for me...I will not attack his service one bit. The rest is fair game

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2016 12:24 PM (zp+j1)

549 Rick - that's preposterous. Ted Cruz advocated for all those things.
Posted by: SH


Srsly? Smaller government? Constitutionalism? What departments did he say he was going to eliminate unless they were authorized by The Constitution?
Was that before or after he handed out teddy bears at the border?

Posted by: rickb223 at June 01, 2016 12:24 PM (tu/2g)

550 I don't know why but everything I read from David French just really rubs me the wrong way. He comes off as a total hack.

Posted by: CK at June 01, 2016 12:24 PM (0Bt+2)

551 Can a tool be art?

always

behind the engineering is designing

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 01, 2016 12:24 PM (qCMvj)

552 Posted by: IP at June 01, 2016 12:22 PM (aQQbl)

More pitiful spin and excuse making just like the Left. He said what he said and you want to defend it by saying it's not what he meant. Just like the Left's bull crap.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at June 01, 2016 12:25 PM (cJswI)

553

I agree. If he consents to be Bill Kristol's sock puppet, he'll deserve the ridicule he gets.
Posted by: OregonMuse at June 01, 2016 12:22 PM (UHKOQ)


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Amen!

Posted by: Soona at June 01, 2016 12:25 PM (Fmupd)

554 "is bad on a level that just can't be supported"

My goodness persons. Trump is threatening their way of life and their sinecures!

Also Soros or equivalent is probably using their polling or lobbying company.

Trump might harpoon the Soros Whale!

"Warning Warning Warning Bill Kristol. Trump threatening NWO", said Robot.


Posted by: huh? at June 01, 2016 12:25 PM (jN+3o)

555

I ran into Ace during my walk; he'll be here soon!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 01, 2016 12:25 PM (qCMvj)

556 >>>524 America, the 2nd Amendment, and a whole lot more will never survive a left wing Court, another Left wing President and a compliant Congress.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2016 12:19 PM (zp+j1)

*snort* So what??!? The right of every "severely conservative" Republican to attend every Washington Social Event shall NOT be infringed!

Posted by: The Notorious GOPe at June 01, 2016 12:26 PM (Jesl+)

557 What departments did he say he was going to eliminate unless they were authorized by The Constitution?

--

IRS

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at June 01, 2016 12:26 PM (+FSld)

558 Wow. The Hildebeast hasn't had a formal press conference for 180 days.

Posted by: Soona at June 01, 2016 12:27 PM (Fmupd)

559 542 FTSB - The Libertarian Candidate is not the protest candidate you are looking for. "...Agrees with 73 percent of what Sen. Bernie Sanders says, citing that libertarians agree with socialism as long as it's voluntary."

What a drooling idiot. Since when has there *ever* been "voluntary" socialism, an oxymoron if there ever was one.

He needs to put the weed down.

"Voluntary socialism." ( *rolls eyes* )

Posted by: OregonMuse at June 01, 2016 12:27 PM (UHKOQ)

560 If Soros is a great white whale, then maybe Soros and Trump just got off on the wrong foot.

Posted by: huh? at June 01, 2016 12:27 PM (jN+3o)

561 Anyone E-7 and above would be awarded Bronze Stars, and not even have to leave the wire.

I had to escort a soldier to see a JAG officer in Taji back in 2006, and the guy had his body armor still in wrapped in plastic collecting dust.

He got a BS BS.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 01, 2016 12:27 PM (rlfds)

562 I'm calmly realizing that We are probably looking at a Hillary! Presidency.....

Posted by: donna at June 01, 2016 12:27 PM (O2RFr)

563 nood populist

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at June 01, 2016 12:28 PM (PFy0L)

564 550 I don't know why but everything I read from David French just really rubs me the wrong way. He comes off as a total hack.

Posted by: CK at June 01, 2016 12:24 PM (0Bt+2)
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It's attitudes like this that are total setups. The idea here is to whip up the lowest emotions, and prove to conservatives that Trump and his supporters are just mindless POS. This guy is proving the point, but hopefully others here are smarter.

Posted by: MTF, Amity and Enmity at June 01, 2016 12:28 PM (/m8T6)

565 The idea that military service somehow makes you immune from criticism was something I thought we had put to bed after John Kerry.

Posted by: Maritime at June 01, 2016 12:28 PM (H8A77)

566 "Wow. The Hildebeast hasn't had a formal press conference for 180 days."

Her people say it is because all the press is covering Trump.

Posted by: huh? at June 01, 2016 12:28 PM (jN+3o)

567 557 What departments did he say he was going to eliminate unless they were authorized by The Constitution?

--

IRS



Eliminate or restructure? No income tax or flat or fair?

Posted by: rickb223 at June 01, 2016 12:29 PM (tu/2g)

568
Now, I have no idea if this French guy has been shot at or not. It would
be nice if he would come out and talk about what he did to earn that
Bronze Star he wears.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 01, 2016 12:21 PM (TOk1P)



Does not matter, at least to me. He served and that is good enough
for me...I will not attack his service one bit. The rest is fair game

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2016 12:24 PM (zp+j1)


There is a wide margin between attacking his service, and asking what he did to deserve his Bronze Star.


I would really like to know where he falls within that margin.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 01, 2016 12:29 PM (TOk1P)

569 The Libertarian Candidate is not the protest candidate you are looking for. "...Agrees with 73 percent of what Sen. Bernie Sanders says, citing that libertarians agree with socialism as long as it's voluntary."

--

Voluntary socialism? Yeah, that'll work.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at June 01, 2016 12:29 PM (+FSld)

570 Anyone E-7 and above would be awarded Bronze Stars, and not even have to leave the wire.

I had to escort a soldier to see a JAG officer in Taji back in 2006, and the guy had his body armor still in wrapped in plastic collecting dust.

He got a BS BS.
Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 01, 2016 12:27 PM (rlfds)

yeah I hear ya and in my opinion Awards are all fucked up, but it is as it is, and he did volunteer for what ever reason...We know what Awards mean and don't mean and I can live with that

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2016 12:30 PM (zp+j1)

571 French should take a lesson from Ralph Nader. Nader's run in 2004 handed victory to W and ever since he acted as a spoiler his political career has skyrocketed to irrelevance.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at June 01, 2016 12:31 PM (Nwg0u)

572 The idea that an ideology "dies" when a Republican President does something "non conservative" is based on what exactly?

Even after securing the nomination, most of what I'm hearing from Trump is WAY more conservative than what I usually hear from Republican Presidential candidates at this stage.
Posted by: Maritime at June 01, 2016 12:20 PM (H8A77)
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A president - and, to a lesser extent, a candidate - determines the ideological direction of the party. Bush was a neocon, and since his election Neo-Conservatism has been the dominant strand in Conservatism.

Neo-Conservatism is, for the most part, a foreign policy school of thought that emphasizes the role of America as a beacon of democracy - an aggressive beacon. On domestic issues, it hews fairly closely to Movement Conservative orthodoxy.

The change Trump is trying to make to the party is far, far more radical. He is remaking the GOP as a European-style nationalist party, a party that supports enlarging government. In the process, he is co-opting supposedly "Conservative" outlets such as talk radio and Fox.

Essentially, Trump is taking away Conservative's electoral vehicle and media voice. Hil could never, never do this. She is an attacking outsider, and Conservatives would almost certainly coalesce against her. Trump will - and is - eating the movement from within.

Posted by: person at June 01, 2016 12:31 PM (mFkVC)

573 "John Kerry"

30% thinks swift-boating is telling truth to power and 30% claims that swift-boating is a smear.

I agree with both since telling the truth about a lying weasel is smearing a not-worth-a-sh*t name.

Posted by: huh? at June 01, 2016 12:31 PM (j2xmV)

574
I cant think of a single thing Bill Kristol has ever done to advance Conservatism. His magazine is certainly not conservative as I understand conservatism.

Posted by: Misheard Lyrics Guy at June 01, 2016 12:31 PM (rCQo0)

575 Eliminate or restructure? No income tax or flat or fair?

--

"I am campaigning on a flat tax that would allow every American to fill out his or her taxes on a post card that allow us to abolish the IRS." -- Ted Cruz, 4/2015

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at June 01, 2016 12:32 PM (+FSld)

576 There is a wide margin between attacking his service, and asking what he did to deserve his Bronze Star.


I would really like to know where he falls within that margin.
Posted by: BurtTC at June 01, 2016 12:29 PM (TOk1P)


He did not do anything dishonorable to get it...The Army gives those out like candy. So take it for what it is worth, but no need to critisize him for that. That is just the way it works and he volunteered and he was on thearter and that is A OK with me

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 01, 2016 12:32 PM (zp+j1)

577 Essentially, Trump is taking away Conservative's electoral vehicle and media voice. Hil could never, never do this. She is an attacking outsider, and Conservatives would almost certainly coalesce against her. Trump will - and is - eating the movement from within.

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Well said. I'm not going along for the ride.

Posted by: SH at June 01, 2016 12:32 PM (gmeXX)

578 561 Anyone E-7 and above would be awarded Bronze Stars, and not even have to leave the wire.

I had to escort a soldier to see a JAG officer in Taji back in 2006, and the guy had his body armor still in wrapped in plastic collecting dust.

He got a BS BS.


Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 01, 2016 12:27 PM (rlfds)

I wonder if those who support the Precious would be going after this line of attack if French had bucked the NRO orthodoxy and come out in favor of Trump.

Posted by: Cody's Feed Bag at June 01, 2016 12:33 PM (XiVKO)

579 Drifting into a post-lunch coma.

Posted by: Weasel at June 01, 2016 12:33 PM (6xtq3)

580 Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at June 01, 2016 12:25 PM (cJswI)


Not gonna play word games with you, context is and was everything. Folks can shriek about how they were all offended, but that's an emotion, not a fact.

You can hear it your way if you feel you have to, but don't say I defend him. I hate the idea of Trump, but if it's the choice over Hillary then so be it.
French is nothing more than a distraction to keep the current bunch of hogs at the trough.

Posted by: IP at June 01, 2016 12:34 PM (aQQbl)

581 >>Prosecutors said Alexandria Vera had a sexual relationship with one of her students and also got pregnant by the eighth-grader.

Sorry, I don't care how hot she is, if it's wrong for a Catholic priest to prey on 13 year old boys, it's wrong for their teacher to prey on them, too.
And now she's having an 8th grader's baby - sick.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 01, 2016 12:34 PM (NOIQH)

582 "Movement Conservative orthodoxy. "

I think you mean George Bush the elder's Compassionate Conservatism.

I hadn't realized it had already had to change names.

Cronyism and vote buying smells just as corrupt under any other name.

Posted by: huh? at June 01, 2016 12:34 PM (j2xmV)

583
Paul Ryan is called a conservative. He calls himself a conservative. He's not a conservative. Bill Kristol is a conservative like Paul Ryan is a conservative.

Is David Frenxh a Paul Ryan conservative or is he a bona fide conservatve?

Posted by: Misheard Lyrics Guy at June 01, 2016 12:35 PM (rCQo0)

584 >>Essentially, Trump is taking away Conservative's electoral vehicle and media voice.

Dang, I knew we really wanted Jeb to be our candidate - he would have voiced our conservative values so hard, you guys!

Posted by: Lizzy at June 01, 2016 12:36 PM (NOIQH)

585 Cronyism and vote buying smells just as corrupt under any other name.
Posted by: huh? at June 01, 2016 12:34 PM (j2xmV)
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You hate cronyism but are enthusiastically pro-Trump.

Posted by: person at June 01, 2016 12:36 PM (mFkVC)

586 I'd still state the same, Cody, since I'm not voting.

Fact is this, BSs and MSMs were handed out like candy if you were above a certain rank.

*shrugs*

Like NGU said, he volunteered and served.

He's still a FOBBIT.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 01, 2016 12:36 PM (rlfds)

587 Dang, I knew we really wanted Jeb to be our candidate - he would have voiced our conservative values so hard, you guys!
Posted by: Lizzy at June 01, 2016 12:36 PM (NOIQH)
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Yup, Jeb and Trump were the only candidates in the primary. That's how we're going to remember it.

Posted by: person at June 01, 2016 12:37 PM (mFkVC)

588
Now, I have no idea if this French guy has been shot at or not. It
would be nice if he would come out and talk about what he did to earn
that Bronze Star he wears.
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Guess it is time to remind the horde how much lawfare is a part of the modern military. I think there is a guy right now sentenced to life for killing an Afghani 'civilian'. Having a JAG corps guy around is a gain for the regular shooting-type soldier.

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 01, 2016 12:37 PM (MIKMs)

589 A president - and, to a lesser extent, a candidate - determines the ideological direction of the party. Bush was a neocon, and since his election Neo-Conservatism has been the dominant strand in Conservatism.

Posted by: person


Bush was actually nominated and won election as advocating against that type of intervention, it was after 9/11 that he co opted the NeoCon nonsense that Kristol advocated and left us with 8 years of Obama.

McCain was the nominee on a very extreme NeoCon platform, yet now we have Trump as the nominee. So this can easily flip on a dime.

Most of this "we have to stop Trump for the sake of conservatism!!!" is just sour grapes and rooted in personality conflicts with the candidate himself.

Posted by: Maritime at June 01, 2016 12:38 PM (H8A77)

590 Most of this "we have to stop Trump for the sake of conservatism!!!" is just sour grapes and rooted in personality conflicts with the candidate himself.

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Or genuine ideological differences to go along with his temperament. Some of us really do hold his past statements and support against him as who he really is.

Posted by: SH at June 01, 2016 12:39 PM (gmeXX)

591 "And now she's having an 8th grader's baby - sick."

Female hormones? Or poor training in morals?

Be five years before he has to pay child support. I wonder if a judge will throw him in jail if he can't pay and if he will have to pay back all the WIC and EBT payments from 13 to 17?

Posted by: huh? at June 01, 2016 12:39 PM (jN+3o)

592 586 I'd still state the same, Cody, since I'm not voting.

I never served so I'm wary of any criticism of what appears to be a perfectly honorable career. French chose to serve and he didn't turn down a medal that he may or may not have done anything special to earn. Unlike Kerry, he doesn't appear to do anything more than state it as part of his overall biography. If part of supporting Trump means that French has to be torn down on that basis, it's another reason I don't think I can vote for him.

Posted by: Cody's Feed Bag at June 01, 2016 12:44 PM (XiVKO)

593 "Or genuine ideological differences to go along with his temperament. Some of us really do hold his past statements and support against him as who he really is."

Vote for Hillary. :-)

Its your fault for being born in a country that had liberty and let it slip away before you were born. (This is a common theme in satire. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy explored this multiple times.)

Can't win.
Can't break even.
Can't quit the game.

Someone who honestly believes the 3 lines above and still is considered a good person that people want to be around and ask for advice and help epitomize "soldier on".

Posted by: huh? at June 01, 2016 12:46 PM (j2xmV)

594 Y'all keep dissecting these topics - I'll be practicing my marksmanship.

Posted by: Weasel at June 01, 2016 12:53 PM (6xtq3)

595 "McCain was the nominee"

Because of time in service. GOPe engineered his path to victory quite a little better than the Dems have Hillary.

GOPe tried to fine tune their process and Trump figured out a way to use it to his advantage. Cruz won all the caucus and convention states and maneuvered to turn delegates and boom! Trump destroyed him with PR. boo hoo Trump didn't play by the GOPe rules. He used PR! Without asking our sugar daddys first or using approved vendors.


Posted by: huh? at June 01, 2016 01:00 PM (j2xmV)

596 One simple question:

1. What's the point of David French running for president?

And spare me the bullshit about doing it on principle.

Posted by: Misheard Lyrics Guy at June 01, 2016 12:18 PM (rCQo0)


After NR's "Never Trump" issue Trump still got through to the nomination. They did not have enough influence to stop that. If Trump goes all the way and wins the office, what sort of influence do you think they will have in the future? What sort could NR then claim? What sort could any of the authors of those articles claim?

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