Friday Night Overnight Open Thread (6/3/16) [Misanthropic Humanitarian]

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Welcome to the Woot Woot ONT Edition. This basically means there is no rhyme or reason for tonight's extravaganza. CDR M, is off saving the world or preserving peace at home. Isn't it all the same? He has asked me to fill in for him this evening. As long as I promised there would be no Yoko. There is no Yoko. I repeat there is no Yoko. But there is surfing pig.


Summertime

Here in the upper Midwest we proclaim summer when Memorial Day weekend arrives. Since it's Summer, here's a little summertime music.


Memorial Day

Although this past Monday was Memorial Day I've still been thinking about family members who served and were injured or killed. Enjoy the flash mob who honor our fallen heroes. H/T Vendette


Speaking of the military, General George S. Patton's Rules on being an officer and a gentleman.


Cars

I have a recliner that is bigger than this car. Check out the smallest car in the world.


Think you have a pile of crap car? Perhaps you should think that through.


How often do you hear, they don't make them like they use to? Well, I for one am glad that they don't. Yes, they are harder to work on. Yes, they are definitely more expensive. But yes, they are so much safer today.


Bill Burr takes on the world

Bill is always good for a few chuckles.


The Movies

Summer, the time for blockbuster movies from Hollywood. An entertaining look at props.

6 on set mistakes that led to some of the greatest movie scenes ever.

Tonight's ONT has been brought you by the AOSHQ Customer Service Team. We look forward to hearing from you.

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1 Customer Service is a ruff job.

Posted by: garrett at June 03, 2016 09:57 PM (VGG67)

2 Define casual

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at June 03, 2016 09:58 PM (hVdx9)

3 Original Top Gear forever. I refuse to watch the current TG BBC.
B*stards.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at June 03, 2016 09:59 PM (hVdx9)

4 Didn't that car appear in the Pixar movie? Voiced by Tony Shaloub?

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at June 03, 2016 10:00 PM (AroJD)

5 You have a customer service team, but we're still waiting on our t-shirts. What kind of show are you running here?

Posted by: Flyguy at June 03, 2016 10:00 PM (dpJ62)

6 I had no idea what Mungo Jerry looked like, but he sure does look like a Mungo.

Posted by: Josephistan at June 03, 2016 10:01 PM (7qAYi)

7 Cartoon up top is illustrating a hate crime these days.

Posted by: Josephistan at June 03, 2016 10:03 PM (7qAYi)

8 Somehow the lyrics "Have a drink, have a drive" don't translate well anymore.

Posted by: Flyguy at June 03, 2016 10:03 PM (dpJ62)

9 Friday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/738770482179276800

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/738770751327719424

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/738770906487631872

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/738771113111650304

Posted by: kbdabear at June 03, 2016 10:04 PM (ZN+P2)

10 hola putos

Posted by: dingo baby eater
****

Kablam!

Posted by: .308 Mauser at June 03, 2016 10:05 PM (hVdx9)

11 Moar Friday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/738771288148312065

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/738771461352099841

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/738771621033455616

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/738771773949399041

Posted by: kbdabear at June 03, 2016 10:06 PM (ZN+P2)

12 Hey horde!
MH has been kindly helping me pimp my contest entry in the Post-Disgrace daddy/kid look alike contest.
I'm like 40 votes behind and need some horde help. The link is in my Nic. Register and vote today, tomorrow and Sunday! (3 times!)

I can win this! I have horde power!

Posted by: tsrblke (phone) at June 03, 2016 10:07 PM (tM4uk)

13 Howdy, y'all!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 10:08 PM (EzgxV)

14 Lady Gaga Praises Her Dear Leader

The Kims of North Korea, especially Kim Jong-Il, reveled in such titles as "Father of the People," "Beloved Father," and "Dear Father". Now it seems like self-absorbed spectacle Lady Gaga (or is it Lady Googoo), wants to praise America's own "dear leader, Hillary Clinton

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=11757

Posted by: The Political Hat at June 03, 2016 10:08 PM (vBeA5)

15 @12 which one is your pic?

Posted by: @votermom boiling eggs at June 03, 2016 10:09 PM (7lVbc)

16 "Here in the upper Midwest we proclaim summer when Memorial Day weekend arrives. Since it's Summer, here's a little summertime music."

Here's my summertime music contribution:

Summer Breeze - Seals & Crofts (Lyrics on description)

http://tinyurl.com/jbu3tpe

Posted by: Thrawn at June 03, 2016 10:09 PM (wQWv4)

17 Someone in that office is going to identify as Elmer Fudd.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at June 03, 2016 10:09 PM (6FqZa)

18 Nice ONT CDR M, Maet Misantrhopic H....

I actually think the peak of automotive tech/cost/utility is 03-09, as EPA has been feeling its cheery oats they are demanding ever more emissions horsefuckery.

I'll probably try to keep my 03 P71 Police Interceptor alive as long as possible.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 03, 2016 10:10 PM (g8Hfr)

19 Hi, everyone!

I wish I hadn't missed Ace's 70s music post. Out of his 23-song list, we play 15 at the station I work at.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at June 03, 2016 10:10 PM (rJUlF)

20 Crap. Let's try this link.

Posted by: tsrblke (phone) at June 03, 2016 10:11 PM (tM4uk)

21 I suspect I just had my right kidney leave via that little garden hose below my belt.

It feels like a Hill Giant has grabbed my right side innards and tossed them into a volcanic pit.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 03, 2016 10:11 PM (g8Hfr)

22 Help out tsrblke, his girl is adorable. Him? Not so much

See #12

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 03, 2016 10:11 PM (voOPb)

23 Since it's Summer, here's a little summertime music.

A bit more appropriate mood music for the coming politicized Summer:

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

Posted by: The Summer of Hat at June 03, 2016 10:12 PM (vBeA5)

24 Man, I come in at the very ass-end of the '70s music thread. Oh well.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 03, 2016 10:12 PM (dBmVV)

25 You have a customer service team, but we're still waiting on our t-shirts. What kind of show are you running here?
Posted by: Flyguy at June 03, 2016 10:00 PM (dpJ62)

****

#twoweeks

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at June 03, 2016 10:12 PM (YLidQ)

26 There is some nation on Earth that finds Amy Schumer and Ellen Cho funny.

My personal fear is given I am a sinner, and not likely to die in grace I will spend 6500 years subjected to the dynamic new femynyst twyst of Shumer/Cho the Neo Hope/Crosby pairing....

Posted by: sven10077 at June 03, 2016 10:13 PM (g8Hfr)

27 by: sven10077 at June 03, 2016 10:10 PM (g8Hfr)

Thanks Sven

Good set of wheels to keep. I'm partial to my 98 Chevy pickup

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 03, 2016 10:13 PM (voOPb)

28 votermom, my first link failed. The link in #20 works.
Also this one.
Or search "Sophie" and it's the only result.

Feel free to beg friends on my behalf too!

Posted by: tsrblke (phone) at June 03, 2016 10:14 PM (tM4uk)

29 I'll probably try to keep my 03 P71 Police Interceptor alive as long as possible.
Posted by: sven10077 at June 03, 2016 10:10 PM (g8Hfr)

*****

I have one of those too, plus 2 '08s and one 2011.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at June 03, 2016 10:14 PM (YLidQ)

30 24 Man, I come in at the very ass-end of the '70s music
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 03, 2016 10:12 PM (dBmVV)

Tell me about it.

Posted by: Disco Duck at June 03, 2016 10:14 PM (7qAYi)

31 27 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 03, 2016 10:13 PM (voOPb)

Good if you have storage I'd suggest at least one prior to '82 vehicle in case of a catastrophic EMP.

I plan on having my "oops" mobile being either a VW Thing, or a Willy Jeep Truck.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 03, 2016 10:15 PM (g8Hfr)

32 Here's my summertime music contribution:

Summer Breeze - Seals & Crofts (Lyrics on description)

http://tinyurl.com/jbu3tpe

Posted by: Thrawn at June 03, 2016 10:09 PM (wQWv4)


Type O Negative's version is superior (with bonus Summer song):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4FC1EEdY1s

Posted by: The Summer of Hat at June 03, 2016 10:15 PM (vBeA5)

33 Don't be a cluck

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 03, 2016 10:16 PM (dBmVV)

34 26 There is some nation on Earth that finds Amy Schumer and Ellen Cho funny.

My personal fear is given I am a sinner, and not likely to die in grace I will spend 6500 years subjected to the dynamic new femynyst twyst of Shumer/Cho the Neo Hope/Crosby pairing....
Posted by: sven10077 at June 03, 2016 10:13 PM (g8Hfr)

To make it even worse the person cackling loudest will be Hillary for all eternity.

Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at June 03, 2016 10:16 PM (4rzL1)

35 29 Posted by: ManWithNoParty at June 03, 2016 10:14 PM (YLidQ)

You ever decide to sell one of the '08s let me know.

If giggles makes normal fuel 15% Ethanol, I suspect I will want one of the post '07 E-85 rated Crown Vics.

I could write at length about my rage for capricious and wanton EPA horsefuckery but it'd take centuries and bring down the thread.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 03, 2016 10:17 PM (g8Hfr)

36
Worth a repeat: The blindgossip site has Angelina Jolie coming out for Trump:

http://blindgossip.com/?p=78848#comments

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 03, 2016 10:17 PM (iQIUe)

37 Well, today was the day the castle passed into my possession. Except the folks we thought were decent turned out to be low-rent, because though the contract said out by 9 am, they are still there. They didn't even start moving until after the deadline. We closed a week ago, they had the last three day weekend to move. I lived up to my obligations, they didn't. They are squatting in my house right now, taking their sweet time. No-class whatsoever.

The New America--where a contract means nothing, because the Left doesn't want it to mean anything. So people think everything is negotiable.

God I absolutely hate what this nation has turned into.

Posted by: Captain Jerk at June 03, 2016 10:17 PM (J3UIw)

38 34 Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at June 03, 2016 10:16 PM (4rzL1)

With Lena Dunham pole dancing between sets....

yes....play hard PRAY HARD

Posted by: sven10077 at June 03, 2016 10:18 PM (g8Hfr)

39 Love the little oinker on the surfboard.

Posted by: Tuna at June 03, 2016 10:18 PM (JSovD)

40 Summer Breeze is great. So is Hummingbird. Don't know what "blowing through the jasmine/in my mind" means, but I suspect it involves dirt weed and incense from Spencer's

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 03, 2016 10:18 PM (dBmVV)

41 >>>Good if you have storage I'd suggest at least one prior to '82 vehicle in case of a catastrophic EMP.
---

Pre 82? Between cash for clunkers and the damn salt they use in the winter, fat chance

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 03, 2016 10:18 PM (voOPb)

42 In an earlier thread tonight, it got hot and heavy about you-know-who and identity politics and what racist racists who think racists thoughts various people are, and the question of Asians being good at math (or not) came up.

I asked the burning question, are ladyboys good at math? No one had the answer. Probably the wrong crowd, but this question may be more our speed here.

So, I put it to you, hard. Are they good at math? Inquiring minds want to know.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 10:18 PM (DW+jj)

43 I plan on having my "oops" mobile being either a VW Thing, or a Willy Jeep Truck.///
In post apocalypse I plan on my Ford 8N to be a bitchin ride.

Posted by: Willy J. at June 03, 2016 10:19 PM (LncQn)

44 37 Posted by: Captain Jerk at June 03, 2016 10:17 PM (J3UIw)

Charge them rent.

Put a lien on their finances and present them the offsetting hotel bill.

As I said in my rage rant last evening, I am SO looking forward to being able finally to commit social suicide and be a recluse.

I simply do not like it "here" anymore they took a beautiful place and killed it.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 03, 2016 10:20 PM (g8Hfr)

45 'Sup! Baseball is on, the back door is open with a cool breeze blowing through the living room and there's cold beer in the fridge. Life is good.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at June 03, 2016 10:20 PM (QDVFm)

46 41 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 03, 2016 10:18 PM (voOPb)

I did not say it was easy, I said it was worthwhile.

*wink*

Posted by: sven10077 at June 03, 2016 10:21 PM (g8Hfr)

47 So, I put it to you, hard.




Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 10:18 PM



heheheh eh heheheh.... heheheh eh heheh

Posted by: beavis at June 03, 2016 10:21 PM (EWg9n)

48 Nice job by the flash band. I bet kids dont even sing those songs in school anymore.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 03, 2016 10:22 PM (iQIUe)

49 Posted by: sven10077 at June 03, 2016 10:20 PM (g8Hfr)

I have survived academia...i can hold out a little longer before it's entirely intolerable.

Posted by: tsrblke (phone) at June 03, 2016 10:22 PM (tM4uk)

50 Mungo just pawn in game of life.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 03, 2016 10:22 PM (0mRoj)

51 Cars today are not only safer, they ride better, handle better, get better mileage, and they're getting more horsepower from some 2 liter 4 cyl engines than they were getting from big V8's

The styling is cookie cutter, but as Iowahawk said the regulations, engineering, and customer requirements mean the old days of unique styling from brand to brand year to year are nearly impossible now.

Posted by: kbdabear at June 03, 2016 10:23 PM (ZN+P2)

52 " Mungo just pawn in game of life."



What about Mongo?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 03, 2016 10:23 PM (PuXJx)

53 the back door is open


Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at June 03, 2016 10:20 PM


huhuhuh uh huhuhuh... huhuhuh uh huhuh

Posted by: butthead at June 03, 2016 10:24 PM (EWg9n)

54 B. Hussein O. said today that "by every measure" the country is better off than when he took office. What kind of math do these "measures", these metrics, derive from?

Is that ladyboy, or tranny math/logic? You now, lies identify as truth. A false statement identifies as true? That is the equivalent, measure/metric wise, of Lou Grant in a dress.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 10:24 PM (DW+jj)

55 MisHum, love the last doggie pic. So cute. Great ONT

Posted by: L, Elle at June 03, 2016 10:25 PM (6IPEM)

56 Posted by: tsrblke (phone) at June 03, 2016 10:07 PM (tM4uk)
What number are you?

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 03, 2016 10:25 PM (egOGm)

57 37 - IIRC, Hunter Thompson got his start evicting hippie squatters from the Big Sur hot springs real estate some touchy-feely institute had just bought. Heh. Touchy-feelys kicking out hippies.

Posted by: OK, Thanks, Bye at June 03, 2016 10:25 PM (ucB75)

58 "Original Top Gear forever. I refuse to watch the current TG BBC.
B*stards."


Word.


"Top Gear" is Clarkson, Hamster, and, Captain Slow.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 03, 2016 10:25 PM (PuXJx)

59 So, I put it to you, hard. Are they good at math? Inquiring minds want to know.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 10:18 PM (DW+jj)

=========
Ask chemjeff. He knows all about math and ladyboys.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 03, 2016 10:26 PM (iQIUe)

60 51 Cars today are not only safer, they ride better, handle better, get better mileage, and they're getting more horsepower from some 2 liter 4 cyl engines than they were getting from big V8's

The styling is cookie cutter, but as Iowahawk said the regulations, engineering, and customer requirements mean the old days of unique styling from brand to brand year to year are nearly impossible now.

As expensive as cars are annual redesigns would make them even more expensive b

Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at June 03, 2016 10:26 PM (4rzL1)

61 53>>

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at June 03, 2016 10:26 PM (QDVFm)

62 49 Posted by: tsrblke (phone) at June 03, 2016 10:22 PM (tM4uk)

You have my undying respect for placing your tent in that minefield.

I'm 43 and looking backward on my life I do in fact wish I had bit the bullet finished the last 1/2 year taken my teaching cert and THEN found happiness on the flight line.

I am explaining to my 16 year old to understand my life is not a roadmap but more akin to a map of a minefield and I *have* lost tissue.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 03, 2016 10:26 PM (g8Hfr)

63 Thanks L, Elle

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 03, 2016 10:28 PM (voOPb)

64 Posted by: CaliGirl at June 03, 2016 10:25 PM (egOGm)

The link in this Nic will take you straight there. But if it's broke, I should be 186 "Lunch at ballpark village"

Posted by: tsrblke (phone) at June 03, 2016 10:29 PM (tM4uk)

65 If you can find a "Chief's" model of the P-71 Crown Vic, you're in tall cotton.

All of the running gear of the P-71, but with plush, LX standard, non-police interior. Some oddball units were built with plush front half, fiberglass prisoner-bench rear seat, and those are exceedingly rare.

If you live in wide open Western spaces, you might consider dropping a standard LX rear axle into the mix....taller gear ratio. Not as strong off the line, but you're basically running just above idle at 65 mph, and 2,000 rpm will get you well into the mid to upper 70s of mph.

Another good trick is to get all the exterior trim bits from an LX, and de-police the look of the car. Much more the sleeper, that way.

Inside baseball for the Crown Vic. '03 onward are the ones to get. They put a good multi-link rear suspension around the live axle, and basically a Mercedes clone of front end geometry. Handles far better than the older ones, which were no slouch in their own right.

Once I don't need an F-150 for work, hell, I might try to find a good, late production Vic or Grand Marquis. Still one of the best road cars, ever.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 03, 2016 10:29 PM (v5iqM)

66 Ok tsrblke I voted for Sophie and that scary dude beside her

Posted by: @votermom boiling eggs at June 03, 2016 10:30 PM (7lVbc)

67 You promised no Yoko yet there she is with "In the Summertime."

Posted by: Jonah at June 03, 2016 10:31 PM (72iDv)

68 60
I started noticing the number of Honda CRVs on the road and I thought there must be a reason I see so many. The styling hasn't changed too much over the years so I figured it must be because it's a damn good vehicle. I bought one and I love, love it.

Posted by: Tuna at June 03, 2016 10:31 PM (JSovD)

69 Seven Degrees of Yoko.

Posted by: eleven at June 03, 2016 10:31 PM (qUNWi)

70 'Sup! Baseball is on, the back door is open with a cool breeze blowing through the living room and there's cold beer in the fridge. Life is good.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at June 03, 2016 10:20 PMrive.

I'd be right over but I live in IL. Too long a drive. I'll finish this drink and hit the hay. Work beckons tomorrow.

Be well.

T

Posted by: Farmer at June 03, 2016 10:31 PM (o/90i)

71
HOWdy!

Posted by: iforgot at June 03, 2016 10:32 PM (5o5ek)

72 Posted by: @votermom boiling eggs at June 03, 2016 10:30 PM (7lVbc)

Thanks! Now that you registered vote tomorrow and Sunday

Posted by: tsrblke (phone) at June 03, 2016 10:32 PM (tM4uk)

73 Cars today are not only safer, they ride better, handle better, get
better mileage, and they're getting more horsepower from some 2 liter 4
cyl engines than they were getting from big V8's///

This cuts both ways. I can get a good older car for next to nothing and parts are cheaper. 5k buys a lot of gas currently so millage isn't a concern. Comfort,reliability and safety are advantages to newer if one puts those at the top.

Posted by: Willy J. at June 03, 2016 10:33 PM (LncQn)

74 "and they're getting more horsepower from some 2 liter 4 cyl engines than they were getting from big V8's "

I related this before, but I've recently been using a new Ford Transit half-ton van for shit at work. Damn thing is freaking tall. Only got a little 3.7l non-turbo V-6.

And it will bloody haul ass. Lot of empty space and the donk will spin some RPMs, but it will go.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 03, 2016 10:33 PM (PuXJx)

75 65 Posted by: Jim at June 03, 2016 10:29 PM (v5iqM)

Mine is an Indiana Highway Patrol Detectives car.

It has the fabric interior, my front suspension needs some TLC.

I plan to drive it flat out to Maryland this summer, here in Montana we can legally go 80 and plenty go 105 or so.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 03, 2016 10:33 PM (g8Hfr)

76 I gotta say, shout out to you MisHum and Maet.

I've found two new favorite sites of mine; Caveman Circus and Art Of Manliness because of yall.

Thank you

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at June 03, 2016 10:33 PM (R5HRU)

77 Posted by: Tuna at June 03, 2016 10:31 PM (JSovD)

Same with us and the odyssey.

Posted by: tsrblke vote for me (link in nic) at June 03, 2016 10:34 PM (tM4uk)

78 Lurker here...

Cool video about props. Got a couple things wrong though - to be nit picky, "props" refers to anything actually used by an actor. (Most) Everything else would be set dressing. So, the horse head in the bed (that's fun to say) would be set dressing. Set Dec would come in and dress the bed with blood and position the head where it worked best on camera, then the actor would be placed in. These lines become blurry when theres multiple similar things in a scene, but the same rule applies. In It's A Wonderful Life, the ornament the little girl plays with would be a prop, but all the others on the tree would be set dressing (along with the tree). This seems like overkill, but Props and Set Dec are too entirely different departments, so the distinction becomes important for knowing who's responsible for what.

Posted by: Lunchbox at June 03, 2016 10:34 PM (Upe4G)

79 Summertime music by the who
https://youtu.be/bcNqDQ48baE

Posted by: bill-o at June 03, 2016 10:35 PM (nE/OV)

80 I call the modern V-6s "Trick 6s" and when they work they are wonderful, however I am still not quite convinced of the long term efficacy of the solution.

Wife had a PT Cruiser Turbo GT she rather liked and it had a Balls to the Floorboard Turbo 4 banger.

It was frisky but had the turning radius of a brick.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 03, 2016 10:35 PM (g8Hfr)

81 I don't know if it was ever established that Ali would have gone to Nam (contrasted with a home deployment, Europe, or elsewhere) but if that was the case, I wonder if the guy who had to replace him on the roster survived.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 03, 2016 10:36 PM (PLnZs)

82 My friends, we have nothing to fear with Barack Obama in the White House

Posted by: John McCain at June 03, 2016 10:36 PM (12kBq)

83 I'm sure the Prop union and the Set Dec. union will straighten anyone out on the details, and who is supposed to be handling what.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 10:36 PM (DW+jj)

84 Inside baseball for the Crown Vic. '03 onward are the ones to get.///

What chaged from the 1996 Crown Vic I have to the 2003 that is better?

Posted by: Willy J. at June 03, 2016 10:36 PM (LncQn)

85 Posted by: sven10077 at June 03, 2016 10:26 PM (g8Hfr)

I'm not sure I intended to set up in this minefield. I guess I'm just that white collar bred...

Posted by: tsrblke vote for me (link in nic) at June 03, 2016 10:36 PM (tM4uk)

86 Amber Heard is now suing Dan Stanhope for defamation. Dont see how she can win.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 03, 2016 10:37 PM (iQIUe)

87 publius - they absolutely will, once they get past deciding if the lobster and steak at lunch is up to snuff per their union contract.

Posted by: Lunchbox at June 03, 2016 10:38 PM (Upe4G)

88 It must be fun to drive a white crown Vic and watch cars ahead of you slow down and move aside on the highway.

Posted by: @votermom boiling eggs at June 03, 2016 10:38 PM (7lVbc)

89 86 Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 03, 2016 10:37 PM (iQIUe)

Can I root for both of them to be sent to Sanctuary for "renewal?"

Posted by: sven10077 at June 03, 2016 10:39 PM (g8Hfr)

90 Sorry I missed the music thread, but anybody remember Beaker Street on KAAY Little Rock? First time I heard Tull's Passion Play. 45 min start to finish. No commercials. Now THAT was music.

Posted by: Oldbuffalo at June 03, 2016 10:39 PM (acmZq)

91 I saw Surfing Piglet open for Ace back in 79 at the coliseum. He closed with "How Long"

Posted by: Minnfidel at June 03, 2016 10:39 PM (aZxzS)

92 Posted by: tsrblke vote for me (link in nic) at June 03, 2016 10:34 PM (tM4uk)
I voted for you, your little one is adorable by the way.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 03, 2016 10:40 PM (egOGm)

93 85 Posted by: tsrblke vote for me (link in nic) at June 03, 2016 10:36 PM (tM4uk)

Had more of us pitched a tent the minefield would not be so deep now.

One of the regrets of my life will be 'til its end my inability to present the originalist case in history or econ.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 03, 2016 10:40 PM (g8Hfr)

94 "I call the modern V-6s "Trick 6s" and when they work they are wonderful, however I am still not quite convinced of the long term efficacy of the solution. "




I'm not quite either, but. Sis' has an EcoBoost F-150. Turboed up and shit. It's torquey as get out and doesn't turn wild RPMs or anything. Easy with the gas pedal.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 03, 2016 10:40 PM (PuXJx)

95 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 03, 2016 10:40 PM (PuXJx)

Odyssey has a variable cylinder engine. If you drive it right 22-25mpg is possible. If your aggressive or herky jerky like my wife 19 is good.

Posted by: tsrblke vote for me (link in nic) at June 03, 2016 10:42 PM (tM4uk)

96 sven.... lots of 'em have the fabric interior. Looks like a basketweave of coarse tweed, as I recall.

The Cheif's car though, had the crushed mouse-fur, fake velour, absolutely non-police split bench seats, with armrests in the middle, and the power seat controls up on the door panel. Also, the same, plush, non-industrial carpet of the non-police car. We're talkin' old man and granny appointed interior, not Buford T. Justice and his ilk.

Most of 'em had the plush going into the back seat area, too. But if you find one of those rare examples of the plush-in-front-fiberglass-in-back oddballs, buy it if it's a good unit. They're rare.

There are some good online forums for the Crown Vic/Grand Marquis platforms, with contributors as sharp at their craft as the Morons are here, with the various skills and professions represented here.

I know that EPA mileage regs killed the platform, but I wish Ford would've found a way to have kept it alive.

300 hp Eco-Boost V-6 in a 'Vic? Why not?


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 03, 2016 10:42 PM (v5iqM)

97 "If giggles makes normal fuel 15% Ethanol, I suspect I will want one of the post '07 E-85 rated Crown Vics."

Just want to point out here that there are millions of ordinary citizens who own vehicles not made to deal with anything over 10% ethanol, and whose engine warranties will not be honored by the manufacturers if any 15% ethanol fuel is used. Ever. Even once.

But if you can't find anything OTHER than 15% ethanol at the pump? Thanks to federal mandates?

That's on you. The warranty is cancelled. No recourse.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 03, 2016 10:42 PM (noWW6)

98 This seems like overkill, but Props and Set Dec are
too entirely different departments, so the distinction becomes important
for knowing who's responsible for what.

Posted by: Lunchbox at June 03, 2016 10:34 PM (Upe4G)


Seriously, I had no idea that there was a difference. Thanks for explaining it!

Posted by: M3tal H3ad at June 03, 2016 10:42 PM (cmE8J)

99 Votermom,
My BIL is a cop, he would see me driving and follow me just to freak me out.
He loves how all the cars move over for him on the freeway.
He also used to love to cruise with the cop car windows down blaring bad boys.
He's a big doofus.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 03, 2016 10:43 PM (egOGm)

100 The last thread was like an ad for K-Tel records. And yea, I owned a few.

Posted by: Minnfidel at June 03, 2016 10:43 PM (aZxzS)

101 Wife works for Honda, so I like the job security (for now)

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 03, 2016 10:43 PM (dBmVV)

102 "It must be fun to drive a white crown Vic and watch cars ahead of you slow down and move aside on the highway."


Years ago it was a lock. Today it's Taurus's, Chargers, or, Tahoes. I see a Tahoe and my head's on a swivel.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 03, 2016 10:44 PM (PuXJx)

103 It's that bitch at customer service...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 03, 2016 10:44 PM (9mTYi)

104 Janis Joplin:
https://youtu.be/guKoNCQFAFk

Posted by: bill-o at June 03, 2016 10:44 PM (nE/OV)

105 Posted by: CaliGirl at June 03, 2016 10:40 PM (egOGm)

Thanks! Vote again tomorrow and Sunday!
I keep hearing she's cute and looks like me, but only one of those can be true!

Posted by: tsrblke vote for me (link in nic) at June 03, 2016 10:44 PM (tM4uk)

106 Hey, 15% ethanol gasoline identifies as less than 10%, or pure gasoline.

Seriously, I learned the hard way about ethanol. It don't sit up too well over several months compared to regular gasoline in trucks and other shit that we don't use much every day. Bad! as someone would say.

Make gasoline great again. Build a damn wall to keep the ethanol out.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 10:45 PM (DW+jj)

107 Michelle Fields tag line on her twitter acct is "always smiling". It shd be "always whining."

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 03, 2016 10:45 PM (iQIUe)

108 I gotta say, shout out to you MisHum and Maet.
I've found two new favorite sites of mine; Caveman Circus and Art Of Manliness because of yall.
Thank you
Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at June 03, 2016 10:33

Have to add my thanks here also. Mis Hum has done a great job on the ONT while Maet was gone. And M always brings it. You all rock, TY.

Posted by: Farmer at June 03, 2016 10:46 PM (o/90i)

109 97 Posted by: torquewrench at June 03, 2016 10:42 PM (noWW6)

Yes, Giggles is going to destroy the poor and middle class' cars....

You know if there were an opposition party PERHAPS they could remind the poor, the blacks, the hispanics, and the middle class "hey fellas the dumbshit across the stage wants to force you to spend 15-35,000 bucks on a car in 12-24 months."

*If only*

Posted by: sven10077 at June 03, 2016 10:47 PM (g8Hfr)

110 You ever decide to sell one of the '08s let me know.

If giggles makes normal fuel 15% Ethanol, I suspect I will want one of the post '07 E-85 rated Crown Vics.

I could write at length about my rage for capricious and wanton EPA horsefuckery but it'd take centuries and bring down the thread.
Posted by: sven10077 at June 03, 2016 10:17 PM (g8Hfr)

****

The 08s are taxis and are leased out for weekly cash. The 03 is my driver.

The 2011 is in storage as it was the last year made and I got it from a PD that was trying to lure in a new Chief. They ordered him a P71 with carpet and leather, a sunroof, full electronics and all the power goodies. He went elsewhere. I got it at auction with 22k miles after a City Manager drove it for a year.

All of mine are Chiefs cars. Full carpet, cloth benches front and back.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at June 03, 2016 10:47 PM (YLidQ)

111 100 The last thread was like an ad for K-Tel records. And yea, I owned a few

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Any 10 hit records or tapes for one penny!

Posted by: Columbia House Record Club at June 03, 2016 10:49 PM (sl+zA)

112 Also, when a car manufacturer says the car is good for up to 85% ethanol, what they're referring to is the fuel system from the nozzle receptacle, through the tank and lines, to the filter and injectors. They replace materials at which ethanol chews away.

Once the fuel is injected into the cylinders of the engine, a fundamental problem remains, which is that ethanol is a solvent which washes away engine oil from the cylinder walls, accelerating frictional wear and shortening the life of the motor.

Needless to say, to Our Betters, this is a feature and not a bug. They want for the serf class to be forced to purchase replacement vehicles more often.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 03, 2016 10:50 PM (noWW6)

113 Driving and cars are racist, a colonial white privilege. When we 'Mericans drive, we are driving on the backs of all the 3rd world peoples of color.

The left would love to make cars unaffordable for the vast majority of Americans. They'd put us all in planned communities, designed by the leftist lunatic intellectual class, and our transportation would be scooters or something. It would also be based on who was the most oppressed. The more oppressed get the best transportation available, which won't be much.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 10:50 PM (DW+jj)

114 It's a Cruel Summer, by Summer of Wreckovery VII Sold exclusively by K-Tel records!

Posted by: Minnfidel at June 03, 2016 10:50 PM (aZxzS)

115 110 Posted by: ManWithNoParty at June 03, 2016 10:47 PM (YLidQ)

Nice, hold on to that 11.

Once the new Ford Pursuit cars go surplus you will be able to buy a Level III ballistic cop car.

YES PLEASE!

I would have started driving uber here but SURPRISE like most mule towns they prefer cartels.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 03, 2016 10:50 PM (g8Hfr)

116 Posted by: tsrblke vote for me (link in nic) at June 03, 2016 10:44 PM (tM4uk)
I will vote again tomorrow, I left the tab open. Again, adorable child.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 03, 2016 10:50 PM (egOGm)

117 Any 10 hit records or tapes for one penny!

Posted by: Columbia House Record Club at June 03, 2016 10:49 PM
........Yes I fell for that one too

Posted by: Minnfidel at June 03, 2016 10:51 PM (aZxzS)

118 Any 10 hit records or tapes for one penny!
Posted by: Columbia House Record Club at June 03, 2016 10:49 PM (sl+zA)


I think I still owe you for those cassettes.

Posted by: I.C. Weiner at June 03, 2016 10:52 PM (cmE8J)

119 Woot!! ONT! Thanks MisHum.

Good evening all.


What's happening?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 03, 2016 10:52 PM (mvenn)

120 It's a cruel summer of wreckovery by Barryrama!

OK OT I STILL have a major crush on Elisabeth Shue. Yum.

Posted by: Minnfidel at June 03, 2016 10:52 PM (aZxzS)

121 And speaking of po-po, this week I had a run-in with a DFW Airport Barney-Fife. It was not good but I didn't get a ticket or arrested. He was a dick (unlike most I've run into out there, give some explanation and they're off) but he loved his badge.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 03, 2016 10:52 PM (PuXJx)

122 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 03, 2016 10:52 PM (T/cxb)

123 thathalfrican - be water my friend at June 03, 2016 10:33


Admit it, how to jump into the dumpster was just fucking awesome

Thanks Farmer, I try. Maet is the man

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 03, 2016 10:53 PM (voOPb)

124 So I mentioned earlier I get to ride on the Goodyear blimp on Wednesday. I'm exited now. Wheels up @ 2:30. I am a little nervous but you only live once.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 03, 2016 10:53 PM (egOGm)

125 Evening Blanco.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at June 03, 2016 10:53 PM (YLidQ)

126 At my fraternity house at Miami U., Bert Convy had so many Columbia House accounts in his name....

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 03, 2016 10:54 PM (dBmVV)

127 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 03, 2016 10:52 PM (PuXJx)
One of my husband's sayings is a little bit of power is dangerous.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 03, 2016 10:55 PM (egOGm)

128 Just wanted to celebrate a small bit of luck. Found a local place that sells AR-15 lowers for 45.95. With tax 49.95. No transfer fee for me. YAY! (Anderson Manufacturing is the lower)

Posted by: .308 Mauser at June 03, 2016 10:55 PM (hVdx9)

129 Farmer or other morons from Illinois or Wisconsin,

My FIL is in hospice in Wisconsin. We are likely to drive from Virginia to Waukesha soon. Is I39 and I90 okay to I43 or is there major construction? We try to avoid Chicago and 294. Thanks.

Posted by: JTB at June 03, 2016 10:55 PM (V+03K)

130 Fact is that 100,000 miles on a car now is a given. A number of manufacturers give their cars a 100,000 warranty. I have a number of co workers that have 200,000 or more on their trucks of various makes.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at June 03, 2016 10:55 PM (MNgU2)

131 124 So I mentioned earlier I get to ride on the Goodyear blimp on Wednesday. I'm exited now. Wheels up @ 2:30. I am a little nervous but you only live once.

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Oh, the humanity!

Sorry.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 03, 2016 10:55 PM (sl+zA)

132 So that Golden Retriever is totally over qualified for Vox

Posted by: Cesear Milan at June 03, 2016 10:55 PM (12kBq)

133 124 So I mentioned earlier I get to ride on the Goodyear blimp on Wednesday. I'm exited now. Wheels up @ 2:30. I am a little nervous but you only live once.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 03, 2016 10:53 PM (egOGm)



If the name in pretty blue script on the side says anything like "Sprit of Trigglypuff", I'd pass on that ride.

Some Blimps just aren't meant to fly.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 03, 2016 10:56 PM (v5iqM)

134 Evening Blanco.


Posted by: ManWithNoParty


Hey! I'd ask where the party is, but, well, you know...

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 03, 2016 10:57 PM (T/cxb)

135 So I mentioned earlier I get to ride on the Goodyear blimp on Wednesday. I'm exited now. Wheels up @ 2:30. I am a little nervous but you only live once.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 03, 2016 10:53 PM
......You're not landing in New Jersey I hope?

Posted by: Minnfidel at June 03, 2016 10:57 PM (aZxzS)

136 Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at June 03, 2016 10:55 PM (MNgU2)
I have my husbands 2011 Tahoe now, it has 125,000 drives like a champ.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 03, 2016 10:58 PM (egOGm)

137 Hey! I'd ask where the party is, but, well, you know...

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Meh. Don't bother.

Posted by: Sheriff Bart at June 03, 2016 10:58 PM (sl+zA)

138 78---Posted by: Lunchbox at June 03, 2016 10:34 PM (Upe4G)
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Very interesting. Thanks for the info.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 03, 2016 10:58 PM (T/5A0)

139 The twitter shits still wont allow me to submit a complaint on Emmett Rensin. I have tried for 24 hrs now.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 03, 2016 10:58 PM (iQIUe)

140 So I mentioned earlier I get to ride on the Goodyear blimp on Wednesday.
How YOU doin'?

Posted by: rosie o'donnell at June 03, 2016 10:59 PM (PLnZs)

141 Posted by: Minnfidel at June 03, 2016 10:57 PM (aZxzS)
That's not funny, don't scare me. I really want to do this without crying and embarrassing myself.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 03, 2016 10:59 PM (egOGm)

142 Screw you sexist!

Posted by: Spirit Of Rosie Odonnell at June 03, 2016 10:59 PM (aZxzS)

143 So I mentioned earlier I get to ride on the Goodyear blimp on Wednesday. I'm exited now. Wheels up @ 2:30. I am a little nervous but you only live once.

Have fun !!!!

Posted by: Adriane the Dirigible Critic ... at June 03, 2016 10:59 PM (AoK0a)

144 Off .308 sock

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at June 03, 2016 10:59 PM (hVdx9)

145 "So I mentioned earlier I get to ride on the Goodyear blimp on Wednesday. I'm exited now."


What's up with this? If it's windy, don't go.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 03, 2016 11:00 PM (PuXJx)

146 The twitter shits still wont allow me to submit a complaint on Emmett Rensin. I have tried for 24 hrs now.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 03, 2016 10:58 PM (iQIUe)



Funny, this morning I had a great quote-retweet that got stuck in draft on my android... how coincidental

Posted by: phreshone at June 03, 2016 11:00 PM (12kBq)

147 I've ridden a blimp or two in my day. I don't like to talk about it much.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 03, 2016 11:01 PM (sl+zA)

148 Posted by: CaliGirl at June 03, 2016 10:53 PM (egOGm)

So we aren't good enough for you ?

Posted by: Met Life Blimp at June 03, 2016 11:01 PM (MNgU2)

149 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 03, 2016 11:00 PM (PuXJx)
Por que?

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 03, 2016 11:01 PM (egOGm)

150 CaliGirl, you enjoy your ride!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 03, 2016 11:01 PM (voOPb)

151 That's not funny, don't scare me. I really want to do this without crying and embarrassing myself.
Posted by: CaliGirl at June 03, 2016 10:59 PM (egOGm)


you'll be fine, they don't explode any more. Don't look down

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 03, 2016 11:01 PM (dBmVV)

152 think of it as a great adventure Caligirl
i know i would, if given the chance.

Posted by: concrete girl at June 03, 2016 11:02 PM (ceWrl)

153 That's not funny, don't scare me. I really want to do this without crying and embarrassing myself.

Posted by: CaliGirl///

No first hand knowledge but a quick search of blimp accidents tells me it is a very safe way to fly.

Posted by: Willy J. at June 03, 2016 11:02 PM (LncQn)

154 132: over qualified for secretary of state. bet the retriever can get it's own tea too.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at June 03, 2016 11:02 PM (ucDmr)

155 "So I mentioned earlier I get to ride on the Goodyear blimp on Wednesday.
I'm exited now. Wheels up @ 2:30. I am a little nervous but you only
live once."

I know a guy who did this a while back. He said that the cabin was LOUD.

At that time, the engines were (for weight and performance reasons) air cooled Porsche flat sixes with no mufflers on the exhausts.

He wished he'd taken some earplugs and/or earmuffs along.

Don't know if they have changed to quieter propulsion since then.

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

156 B. Hussein O. said today that "by every measure" the country is better off than when he took office. What kind of math do these "measures", these metrics, derive from?

Is that ladyboy, or tranny math/logic? You now, lies identify as truth. A false statement identifies as true? That is the equivalent, measure/metric wise, of Lou Grant in a dress.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 10:24 PM (DW+jj)





For the little queen the country is where he wants it. Weak, divided, economically more dependent on government.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 03, 2016 11:03 PM (45oDG)

157 CaliGirl do not listen to those cretins...

You can't explode you at worst will simply deflate and hit the ground at ~55 MPH or so.

Seriosuly have fun, they say there is nothing like a blimp ride.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 03, 2016 11:04 PM (g8Hfr)

158 Blimps today hardly ever blow up. However, they do tend to run into things.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 03, 2016 11:04 PM (sl+zA)

159 Trivia : The Empire State Building was built with a docking station for Blimps.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at June 03, 2016 11:05 PM (MNgU2)

160 Ok horde. Time to sleep while I can. Please vote and pass it along to the late night crowd!

Thanks everyone for your support.

Posted by: tsrblke vote for me (link in nic) at June 03, 2016 11:05 PM (tM4uk)

161 "Por que?"


I was just saying don't trust blimps. Especially if there's weather. They can get blown down, around. They don't the motors airliners do.


Just short of a hot-air balloon.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 03, 2016 11:05 PM (PuXJx)

162 Concrete girl,
I feel very fortunate. The tire company we buy our tires from invited us. That was really nice of them to think of us.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 03, 2016 11:05 PM (egOGm)

163 Okay. Well then, I'll just drop this here, ahead of schedule for tomorrow:

Big news from this date in 1944

The EZ Dog Journal


June 4, 1944
Christmas was 5 months+ optimistic - but finally we have Rome. Elements of the 85th Div entered the Eternal City at 0830 this morning. Since then there has been one mad scramble in that direction. Some of the 36 Div doughboys "hoofed" over 12 miles to reach the town. By 1800 we had tanks around the Vatican to protect it. Gerry had a great number of troops and a lot of vehicles in the trap. It is questionable just how many he will retrieve. Both II Corps and VI Corps are pressing the advance to the maximum. On the lower front the Fifth and Eighth Armies joined behind the little salient still occupied by remnants of two Gerry Divisions. The PW count is now well over 7000 for VI Corps. The speed of our advance today was almost unbelievable. This is what we have been waiting and working for. With our troops and equipment we should be able to exploit it completely.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 03, 2016 11:06 PM (mvenn)

164 For the little queen the country is where he wants it. Weak, divided, economically more dependent on government.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 03, 2016 11:03 PM (45oDG)


America the Power-Bottom

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 03, 2016 11:06 PM (dBmVV)

165 Also. Thanks for the compliment caligirl!

Posted by: tsrblke vote for me (link in nic) at June 03, 2016 11:06 PM (tM4uk)

166 Holiday music ... British style ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-fXmS_JmvA

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at June 03, 2016 11:06 PM (AoK0a)

167
The twitter shits still wont allow me to submit a complaint on Emmett Rensin. I have tried for 24 hrs now.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 03, 2016 10:58 PM (iQIUe)


I reported the "riot" tweet, for whatever that's worth. I'm sure they'll get right on it. Anytime now.

Posted by: I.C. Weiner at June 03, 2016 11:06 PM (cmE8J)

168 That's not funny, don't scare me. I really want to do this without crying and embarrassing myself.
Posted by: CaliGirl
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It'll be a piece of cake, and fun. Safer than an airplane.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 03, 2016 11:06 PM (9mTYi)

169 Trivia : The Empire State Building was built with a docking station for Blimps.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at June 03, 2016 11:05 PM (MNgU2)



Michael Moore and Rosie O'Donnell have their own stations there.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 03, 2016 11:07 PM (45oDG)

170 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 03, 2016 11:05 PM (PuXJx)
The e-mail said weather permitting, if we can't go that day, they will reschedule.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 03, 2016 11:07 PM (egOGm)

171 I really want to do this without crying and embarrassing myself.
I can't promise that, sweet-cheeks.

Posted by: rosie o'donnell at June 03, 2016 11:07 PM (PLnZs)

172 Good night.

Endeavor to persevere.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 03, 2016 11:07 PM (mvenn)

173 If I had a dollar every time I've said I hope to do this without crying and embarrassing myself, I'd be rich, really, really rich. I wouldn't have a hot model wife, though, because that's where the crying and embarrassing myself comes in.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 11:07 PM (DW+jj)

174 Oh, the huge manatee...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at June 03, 2016 11:07 PM (kP16F)

175 159 Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at June 03, 2016 11:05 PM (MNgU2)

Well dirigibles actually....

http://untappedcities.com/2013/05/28/daily-what-empire-state-building-zeppelin-docking-station/

A Blimp would be a trick....they tend to get grabbed by vortices.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 03, 2016 11:07 PM (g8Hfr)

176 Not a bad Friday.
The Cubs won (and Pittsburgh lost) so they're 9 games ahead.
The Wahoos won their first game in the NCAA baseball playoffs.
We went out for peach hate shakes after dinner. Yum!
I had a fantastic hair day. ('Ettes will understand.)

And a doggeh that looks just like my Cooley playing the piano is on the ONT!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 03, 2016 11:07 PM (T/5A0)

177 Lena Dunham needs a docking station every where she goes.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 11:08 PM (DW+jj)

178 Fact is that 100,000 miles on a car now is a given. A number of
manufacturers give their cars a 100,000 warranty. I have a number of co
workers that have 200,000 or more on their trucks of various makes.///

Engines yeah. But to keep a car that long require tie rods, brakes, etc. so cost still goes up after the first 100k especially if you don't do the work yourself.

Posted by: Willy J. at June 03, 2016 11:08 PM (LncQn)

179 "The e-mail said weather permitting, if we can't go that day, they will reschedule."


That's good. Needs to be nice and mild.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 03, 2016 11:08 PM (PuXJx)

180 Saw a young millennial female in a Prius this morning. Had the usual Excessively smug stickers on it.
Got Oxygen?
Who would God bomb?

Almost pulled up next to her to say:
God wouldn't bomb anyone.
He'd kill them with lightning you dumb twat.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at June 03, 2016 11:09 PM (hVdx9)

181 "B. Hussein O. said today that 'by every measure' the country is better off than when he took office."

At the current run rate, the federal debt will have increased by a staggering ten trillion dollars on Obama's eight-year watch.

As a candidate in 2008, Obama damned George W. Bush for a "failure of leadership" over the debt increasing by $4T during Bush's eight years.

Obama: 2.5 times MORE failed than his failed predecessor.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 03, 2016 11:09 PM (noWW6)

182 they keep the cabin loud to drown out the screams

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 03, 2016 11:10 PM (dBmVV)

183 Seamus, I'm really enjoying the journal entries. Thanks for sharing the family history.

Posted by: Emmie at June 03, 2016 11:10 PM (xVuS6)

184 I'm going to the WWII Weekend tomorrow at the Reading Mid-Atlantic Air Museum. Here's hoping the recent string of crashes of demonstration planes has ended.

Posted by: Disco Duck at June 03, 2016 11:10 PM (7qAYi)

185 "June 4, 1944
Christmas was 5 months+ optimistic - but finally we have Rome. Elements of the 85th Div entered the Eternal City at 0830 this morning. Since then there has been one mad scramble in that direction. Some of the 36 Div doughboys "hoofed" over 12 miles to reach the town. By 1800 we had tanks around the Vatican to protect it. Gerry had a great number of troops and a lot of vehicles in the trap. It is questionable just how many he will retrieve. Both II Corps and VI Corps are pressing the advance to the maximum. On the lower front the Fifth and Eighth Armies joined behind the little salient still occupied by remnants of two Gerry Divisions. The PW count is now well over 7000 for VI Corps. The speed of our advance today was almost unbelievable. This is what we have been waiting and working for. With our troops and equipment we should be able to exploit it completely."




This is highly irregular.

Is it tomorrow morning and I forgot?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 03, 2016 11:11 PM (PuXJx)

186 180 Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at June 03, 2016 11:09 PM (hVdx9)

Heh, I took the time to explain to a moonbat back in Indianapolis that "Coexist" highlights that the C has issues with the e-x-i-s-AND t

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

187 God wouldn't bomb anyone.
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Inspiration of the stairwell and all but if there's a next time try saying, "God wouldn't bomb anyone but Allah does literally every day somewhere in the world."

Posted by: andycanuck at June 03, 2016 11:11 PM (PLnZs)

188 back in Indianapolis that "Coexist" highlights that the C has issues with the e-x-i-s-AND t

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I'll bet it sunk right in, yes?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 03, 2016 11:12 PM (sl+zA)

189 "Endeavor to persevere."


I have this piece of rock candy, but, it's not good for eating. Just for looking through.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 03, 2016 11:13 PM (PuXJx)

190 B. Hussein O. said today that "by every measure" the
country is better off than when he took office. What kind of math do
these "measures", these metrics, derive from?




Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 10:24 PM (DW+jj)





It's not a lie if you believe it!

Posted by: The Tao of George Costanza at June 03, 2016 11:13 PM (JO9+V)

191 I rode the blimp back when Houston had one. It was smooth and not noisy. You'll have a blast.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at June 03, 2016 11:13 PM (G9C8E)

192 Allah doesn't need to bomb people because he has so many goat-fucking proxies to do it for him.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 03, 2016 11:13 PM (sl+zA)

193 180 Saw a young millennial female in a Prius this morning. Had the usual Excessively smug stickers on it.
Got Oxygen?
Who would God bomb?

Almost pulled up next to her to say:
God wouldn't bomb anyone.
He'd kill them with lightning you dumb twat.
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at June 03, 2016 11:09 PM (hVdx9)

Salt, Kosher

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 03, 2016 11:14 PM (voOPb)

194 Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 03, 2016 11:07 PM (mvenn)
Good night.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 03, 2016 11:14 PM (egOGm)

195 Federal debt is on exponential growth autopilot. It doubles about every 7+ years, which is about 2 presidential terms.

There a feature of exponential growth, which can be seen best with the discrete equivalent, geometric growth. Each step, each addition, is greater than the sum of all before.

Consider the parable of the "rice on the chessboard". It goes that a king was negotiating payment for something with somebody. Whoever it was said, that he would take the following. Put one grain of rice on the first square of the chessboard. Then double it for the next square, and so on until you get to the last square.

That's a simple doubling geometric progression. The king readily agreed, demonstrating how the human mind just doesn't really intuitively grasp exponential growth.

Of course, there was no way all the word could grow enough rice to fill that chessboard.

Do the math with a penny rather than a grain of rice. You will find the sum is astronomical indeed.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 11:14 PM (DW+jj)

196 Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at June 03, 2016 11:13 PM (G9C8E)
Thank you, this is what I was hoping to hear.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 03, 2016 11:15 PM (egOGm)

197 Deep affection I've had for some vehicles but my '02 F-150 just keeps running and running with virtually no repairs.



Posted by: Patina Awry Newt at June 03, 2016 11:15 PM (Q4pU/)

198 "I'm going to the WWII Weekend tomorrow at the Reading Mid-Atlantic Air Museum. Here's hoping the recent string of crashes of demonstration planes has ended."



Seconded. Have a good day tomorrow.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 03, 2016 11:15 PM (PuXJx)

199 Inspiration of the stairwell and all but if there's a next time try
saying, "God wouldn't bomb anyone but Allah does literally every day
somewhere in the world."///

More accurate Mohamed instead of Allah. IIRC Mohamed is the most popular name for the ME and London.

Posted by: Willy J. at June 03, 2016 11:15 PM (LncQn)

200 Obama: 2.5 times MORE failed than his failed predecessor.
---
racist.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 03, 2016 11:16 PM (JjXV+)

201 So I mentioned earlier I get to ride on the Goodyear
blimp on Wednesday. I'm exited now. Wheels up @ 2:30. I am a little
nervous but you only live once.
Posted by: CaliGirl at June 03, 2016 10:53 PM (egOGm)


Tell them repeatedly that you left your cigarettes and lighter at home, are not wearing any synthetics and ask where your anti-static felt slippers are.

They love that



And yes, I am insanely jealous.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 03, 2016 11:16 PM (ry34m)

202
The most odious couple in the nation has pissed me off beyond anything today. That fuckball Michelle lecturing us about how we have ALWAYS relied on outsiders to make us great "your glorious diversity" blah blah.

So now I need revenge on this putrid pair, and I think the only thing she'll really feel is the repeal of Obamacare by Trump. It's the only revenge I can think of that Americans have the power to wreck on that sociopathic fuckbitch.

Posted by: iforgot at June 03, 2016 11:17 PM (5o5ek)

203 188 Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 03, 2016 11:12 PM (sl+zA)

It's a pretty intense sermon truthfully....

I point out by pointing at the "c" and then highlight massacres and Fatwas against the others.

My last line is "and with all these events who in their right fucking mind could associate the O with the C....

you want Peace sweetie you want "oexist"

Posted by: sven10077 at June 03, 2016 11:17 PM (g8Hfr)

204 God wouldn't bomb anyone.
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Inspiration of the stairwell and all but if there's a next time try saying, "God wouldn't bomb anyone but Allah does literally every day somewhere in the world."

Posted by: andycanuck at June 03, 2016 11:11 PM (PLnZs)


YHMH is a wuss and wouldn't dare touch our city!

Posted by: A Sodomite at June 03, 2016 11:17 PM (vBeA5)

205 "Thank you, this is what I was hoping to hear."



I hope the ride is good there, CG. Take pics and tell us about it.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 03, 2016 11:17 PM (PuXJx)

206 And funny how all the news sources that were so worried about Bush 43's deficit haven't given a shit about the Dems'/Obama's. The same thing happened here with Stephen Harper's governments contrasted with Justin, the Clown Prince, and his first government.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 03, 2016 11:17 PM (PLnZs)

207 Heh, I took the time to explain to a moonbat back in Indianapolis that "Coexist" highlights that the C has issues with the e-x-i-s-AND t

Posted by: sven10077

That must of made them scurry for a safe space.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at June 03, 2016 11:17 PM (hVdx9)

208 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 11:07 PM (DW+jj)
You guys always make me smile.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 03, 2016 11:18 PM (egOGm)

209 Here in the upper Midwest we proclaim summer when Memorial Day weekend arrives.

Here at the Anachronda compound, we declare summer when there is no longer such a thing as cold tap water. Which has come to pass over the last few days.

BTW, How It's Made was in the Peel P50 factory Monday. Lots o' fun.

Posted by: Anachronda at June 03, 2016 11:20 PM (Oi5b2)

210 Props in Movies:
Dennis Glassner was the production designer for Big Fish, Skyfall, Road to Perdition, O Brother Where Art Thou?, and The Truman Show.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 03, 2016 11:20 PM (VdICR)

211 HS graduation tomorrow for the boy.

"Free at last, free at last! Thank God Almighty, I'm free at last!"

Posted by: Count de Monet at June 03, 2016 11:20 PM (JO9+V)

212 "God wouldn't bomb anyone.
He'd kill them with lightning you dumb twat. "



Why does God need a spaceship?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 03, 2016 11:20 PM (PuXJx)

213 119:113 Driving and cars are racist, a colonial white privilege. When we 'Mericans drive, we are driving on the backs of all the 3rd world peoples of color.

The left would love to make cars unaffordable for the vast majority of Americans. They'd put us all in planned communities, designed by the leftist lunatic intellectual class, and our transportation would be scooters or something. It would also be based on who was the most oppressed. The more oppressed get the best transportation available, which won't be much.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius)



For some reason this reminds me of an obscure 70s era movie called Americathon. I only remember John Ritter in it. I haven't seen it in ages. I'm sure its online out there in the vast wasteland of the Interwebs.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 03, 2016 11:20 PM (i0Y1X)

214 Inspiration of the stairwell and all but if there's a next time try saying, "God wouldn't bomb anyone but Allah does literally every day somewhere in the world."

Posted by: andycanuck
****
Tempting.
Really I don't say anything because I know it's a waste of breath. And if they give me the finger, I might be less nice.
So I go about my business.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at June 03, 2016 11:21 PM (hVdx9)

215 God wouldn't bomb anyone.

He did nuke Sodom and Gomorrah, so there's that.

Posted by: Blano at June 03, 2016 11:21 PM (lbcdD)

216 I am a jihadi for America.
Oh God, guide my ballot.


Posted by: Hieronymus at June 03, 2016 11:21 PM (Q4pU/)

217 Why does God need a spaceship?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill
****

I know, right?

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at June 03, 2016 11:22 PM (hVdx9)

218 So now I need revenge on this putrid pair, and I
think the only thing she'll really feel is the repeal of Obamacare by
Trump. It's the only revenge I can think of that Americans have the
power to wreck on that sociopathic fuckbitch.

Posted by: iforgot at June 03, 2016 11:17 PM (5o5ek)

That's letting her off easy. I'll have to ponder the appropriate pain for her...I'm not sure she's truly invested in anything enough to give a big rat's ass.
How was your week?

Posted by: Sixkiller at June 03, 2016 11:22 PM (pcyHg)

219 As Spencer Tracy said at the end of "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Mad World", I hope one day I'll have something to smile about.

At that point, Ethel Merman stormed in with the other two gals, slipped on a banana peel that Buck Hacket had just tossed away, and fell on right on her butt.

I'd love to see Shrillary slip on something and bust her ass, making her Depends explode and covering all those on stage with her output.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 11:22 PM (DW+jj)

220 Ricardo,
I will definitely take some pictures. I hope we go by the beach. My husband hopes we fly over one of our ranches. They have 3 or 4 different routes they use. So I'm not sure where they'll fly.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 03, 2016 11:22 PM (egOGm)

221 Think I'll leave her a nice sticky note if I see her car parked somewhere.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at June 03, 2016 11:23 PM (hVdx9)

222 Deficits, war dead, outright theft, blatant corruption. As long as THEIR guy is in charge, it's all good.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 03, 2016 11:23 PM (89T5c)

223 They can't be fixed but they can be replaced.


Posted by: Patina Awry Newt at June 03, 2016 11:23 PM (Q4pU/)

224 129, I drive the 294 Tri state 4 days per week from Sheboygan to O'Hare. It's an easy drive with no construction. Don't fear the Tri State. Except at 5:00 pm.

Posted by: Oldbuffalo at June 03, 2016 11:23 PM (acmZq)

225 "Why does God need a spaceship?

I know, right?"



The smell of shit better permeate real fast.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 03, 2016 11:24 PM (PuXJx)

226 124 So I mentioned earlier I get to ride on the Goodyear blimp on Wednesday. I'm exited now. Wheels up @ 2:30. I am a little nervous but you only live once.
Posted by: CaliGirl at June 03, 2016 10:53 PM (egOGm)

Take a page from Archer and refer to the 'explosive hydrogen gas' every hour or so, no matter how many people correct you.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 03, 2016 11:24 PM (VdICR)

227 I wake up every morning in a house built by slaves.

Posted by: O at June 03, 2016 11:24 PM (Q4pU/)

228 Each party hammers the other over the Daff-uh-zit, as ol' Jim Sasser used to say back in the early '90s or so. But they all keep that exponential growth autopilot on.

It would be really, really hard to turn it off, or even just limit it to the same (low) rate of economic growth.

Remember all the Failure Theater over the Debt Ceiling?

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 11:26 PM (DW+jj)

229 226 124 So I mentioned earlier I get to ride on the Goodyear blimp on Wednesday. I'm exited now. Wheels up @ 2:30. I am a little nervous but you only live once.
Posted by: CaliGirl at June 03, 2016 10:53 PM (egOGm)

Take a page from Archer and refer to the 'explosive hydrogen gas' every hour or so, no matter how many people correct you.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 03, 2016 11:24 PM (VdICR)

Make sure everyone knows that "Black Sunday" is your favorite movie.

Posted by: Josephistan at June 03, 2016 11:26 PM (7qAYi)

230
I wake up every morning in a house built by slaves.

Posted by: O at June 03, 2016 11:24 PM (Q4pU/)
----------------------

Why the fuck doesn't she move out? Isn't she ashamed to live in such a place? She should make it a monument and go live in some damn place she built herself.

Posted by: iforgot at June 03, 2016 11:26 PM (5o5ek)

231 Heard on the radio that the reason only 38,000 jobs were created last month is because we have darn near full employment (4.7%). He also said the unemployment rate among those with a Bachelors degree is 2.5%

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 03, 2016 11:26 PM (IqV8l)

232 My FIL is in hospice in Wisconsin. We are likely to drive from Virginia to Waukesha soon. Is I39 and I90 okay to I43 or is there major construction? We try to avoid Chicago and 294. Thanks.
Posted by: JTB at June 03, 2016 10:55 PM

Shoot me an email. I'll try to help.

Posted by: Farmer at June 03, 2016 11:26 PM (o/90i)

233 If you fart aboard a Blimp, does it gain altitude?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 03, 2016 11:27 PM (v5iqM)

234 So we're at full employment, huh?

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 11:27 PM (DW+jj)

235 Hey Blano,

Everything turned out peachy-keen for you, I hope. Got a little quality shut-eye. You know, among other things.

Posted by: Sixkiller at June 03, 2016 11:28 PM (pcyHg)

236
I'd love to see Shrillary slip on something and bust her ass, making her Depends explode and covering all those on stage with her output.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 11:22 PM (DW+

A political Gallagher show

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 03, 2016 11:28 PM (voOPb)

237 Full Employment.

Heh.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 03, 2016 11:29 PM (89T5c)

238 227 I wake up every morning in a house built by slaves.

Posted by: O at June 03, 2016 11:24 PM (Q4pU/)

I'm pretty sure the White House was built by paid, skilled laborers.

Posted by: Josephistan at June 03, 2016 11:29 PM (7qAYi)

239
I am in a project with my 29 year old SUV.The fuel gauge became wildly inaccurate,diagnosis reveals the tank unit is faulty.

Bought one that is supposed to fit (hah),dropped the tank and of fucking COURSE it's the wrong one.

Shouldn't be surprised,it IS a Ramcharger, after all.

Posted by: irongrampa at June 03, 2016 11:29 PM (X35Yt)

240 Black Sunday: From the director of Manchurian Candidate, Ronin, and Reindeer Games, comes a thriller about the ... uh ... uh silent but deadliest way to travel.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 03, 2016 11:29 PM (VdICR)

241 Here at the Anachronda compound, we declare summer when there is no longer such a thing as cold tap water.
----------

At Ft. Hammer it is the day on which the attic ventilator comes on. That was about two few weeks ago. I've marked on the calendar for years.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 03, 2016 11:30 PM (9mTYi)

242
That's letting her off easy. I'll have to ponder the appropriate pain for her...I'm not sure she's truly invested in anything enough to give a big rat's ass.
How was your week?
Posted by: Sixkiller at June 03, 2016 11:22 PM (pcyHg)
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I know that's easy, but I think it's the best we can do. Repudiation. Rejection. With any luck she won't be able to tear her eyes from the video of Americans dancing in the street when Obamacare goes down.

Oh, my week was okay. Went to Madison, Wisconsin over Memorial Day and got that out of my system. Then work work work.

How about you?

Posted by: iforgot at June 03, 2016 11:31 PM (5o5ek)

243 There's a German firm which has built two (possibly more) modern rigid-hulled airships, analogous to the Zeppelins of eld. They actually call these "Zeppelin NT".

A venture capitalist here in the Bay Area signed a contract to have one come do air tourism around the region, and it was based at Moffett Field on the north edge of Silicon Valley. A base originally constructed with airships in mind, and which boasts three enormous hangars meant for U.S. Navy airships of the 1930s.

I flew home into SFO and the routing took the flight directly over Moffett, with the new high-tech Zeppelin moored there outdoors. It was weird. Something out of the William Gibson short _The Gernsback Continuum_.

Also later watched it fly overhead. It is huge and very quiet. The only clue I had was the shadow it cast. Sharper-edged and darker than that of a cloud.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 03, 2016 11:31 PM (noWW6)

244 I wake up every morning in a house built by slaves.



Posted by: O at June 03, 2016 11:24 PM (Q4pU/)

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



Why the fuck doesn't she move out? Isn't she ashamed to live in such
a place? She should make it a monument and go live in some damn place
she built herself.

Posted by: iforgot at June 03, 2016 11:26 PM (5o5ek)
More importantly why dosen't she care about the slaves to her govt that pay to build AF1 and fuel it. The threat of jail from the IRS is a form of chains.Yeah not the same but kinda similar.

Posted by: Willy J. at June 03, 2016 11:31 PM (LncQn)

245 I am in a project with my 29 year old SUV.The fuel gauge became wildly inaccurate,diagnosis reveals the tank unit is faulty.
----------

My S10 fuel guage has been acting up for a while, pretty sure it is the sender in the tank. I don't look forward to fixing it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 03, 2016 11:32 PM (9mTYi)

246 A political Gallagher show

I'd be happy if he beat her with his mallet.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 03, 2016 11:33 PM (89T5c)

247 So, a truck question: if you had to replace a 2004 V10 F-250 that is used to pull heavy loads, and diesel were ruled completely out of the equation, what would be a modern equivalent in the same weight class, with at least as much torque? Can modern V-6's do that?

Posted by: Splunge at June 03, 2016 11:33 PM (iMxBJ)

248 243 There's a German firm which has built two (possibly more) modern rigid-hulled airships, analogous to the Zeppelins of eld. They actually call these "Zeppelin NT".

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It's not a real Zeppelin if there aren't swastikas on the tail.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 03, 2016 11:33 PM (sl+zA)

249 Hey everybody.

There is some small measure of justice in the world. Milo Y. not only got to have his shindig at UC Irvine, he was able to hand out pacifiers to the SJWs protesting.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 03, 2016 11:33 PM (ntObR)

250 231 Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 03, 2016 11:26 PM (IqV8l)

38000/50=760 per state

760/30=s 25 jobs a day

There is not a single high school graduating class room's worth of jobs being created per day last month.

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

251 Actually, the WH was gutted and totally rebuilt under Truman sometime. The damn thing was falling apart, and the floor timbers were in danger of giving in and collapsing.

They just gutted the inside, leaving the outer walls up, and rebuilding the whole damn thing inside, although they reused some of the old timbers or something for continuity purposes here and there.

So, nope, fat ass, you don't live in a house built by slaves at all, unless that's what Truman used somehow.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 11:34 PM (DW+jj)

252 Posted by: irongrampa at June 03, 2016 11:29 PM

You dropped the F bomb IG. You must have been really pissed

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 03, 2016 11:34 PM (voOPb)

253 "My S10 fuel guage has been acting up for a while,"



May have trade that thing in. My Chevy is doing some weird shit with the Voltmeter.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 03, 2016 11:35 PM (PuXJx)

254 250 There is not a single high school graduating class room's worth of jobs being created per day last month.
Posted by: sven10077 at June 03, 2016 11:33 PM (g8Hfr)


I blame the free market. Guess I'll have to find out where it has gone, so I can go there and tell it that it's at fault.

Posted by: Splunge at June 03, 2016 11:35 PM (iMxBJ)

255 You and AOP keep those old buggies running. I loved my 86 Sub w/6.2; 18mpg at a level 80. Good times.

Posted by: Patina Awry Newt at June 03, 2016 11:36 PM (Q4pU/)

256 254 Posted by: Splunge at June 03, 2016 11:35 PM (iMxBJ)

If you check my TL some shithead admitted the job creation is anemic who then argued "but these are the best numbers since 2010 and MOST jobs created are FULL TIME!

Square that fucking circle with the U6 rate...

I hate the apologists.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 03, 2016 11:37 PM (g8Hfr)

257 >>>shindig at UC Irvine, he was able to hand out pacifiers to the SJWs protesting.
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Link?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 03, 2016 11:37 PM (voOPb)

258 I wake up every morning in the fricking White House.

And yet, I've found a way to resent that.

Posted by: Splunge at June 03, 2016 11:37 PM (iMxBJ)

259
So, a truck question: if you had to replace a 2004 V10 F-250 that is
used to pull heavy loads, and diesel were ruled completely out of the
equation, what would be a modern equivalent in the same weight class,
with at least as much torque? Can modern V-6's do that?

Posted by: Splunge at June 03, 2016 11:33 PM (iMxBJ)///Quick answer no. V6 will never compete with those two on torque.

Posted by: Willy J. at June 03, 2016 11:37 PM (LncQn)

260 224 Thank you
232 Most kind. Will do.

Posted by: JTB at June 03, 2016 11:38 PM (V+03K)

261 @ 252

>you dropped the F bomb<

Royally.

Posted by: irongrampa at June 03, 2016 11:38 PM (X35Yt)

262
There is some small measure of justice in the world. Milo Y. not only got to have his shindig at UC Irvine, he was able to hand out pacifiers to the SJWs protesting.
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 03, 2016 11:33 PM (ntObR)
------------------

If there's some way I could work Milo into my Michelle Revenge project, my peace would be perfect.

Posted by: iforgot at June 03, 2016 11:39 PM (5o5ek)

263 "It's not a real Zeppelin if there aren't swastikas on the tail."


Zeppelins had frames and structures. Germans and U.S. Navy tried Hell outta them. Blimp, is again, glorified hot air baloon.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 03, 2016 11:39 PM (PuXJx)

264 Here you go MH:

http://tinyurl.com/z79t57o

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

265 For some reason this reminds me of an obscure 70s era movie called
Americathon. I only remember John Ritter in it. I haven't seen it in
ages. I'm sure its online out there in the vast wasteland of the
Interwebs.


YouTube just offered to let me watch the whole thing for 2.99.

I declined.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 03, 2016 11:40 PM (T/cxb)

266 259
So, a truck question: if you had to replace a 2004 V10 F-250 that is used to pull heavy loads, and diesel were ruled completely out of the equation, what would be a modern equivalent in the same weight class, with at least as much torque? Can modern V-6's do that?

-------

The new turbocharged V6s that Ford is putting in its full-size trucks have been compared very favorably to normally-aspirated V8s

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 03, 2016 11:40 PM (sl+zA)

267 The Zeppelin NT is called a Zeppelin because it's built by the Zeppelin company.

Count Zeppelin's airship company ultimately failed, but along the way it spawned Maybach Motors and Zeppelin Aluminum Fabrication -- and the Count left the whole shebang to the city of Friedrichshafen when he died. So the Zeppelin company survived, never got bought out, and recently decided to get back into the airship business.

Because, really, if you're the Zeppelin Company, of course that's what your're going to do.

Posted by: Trimegistus at June 03, 2016 11:40 PM (2lr3z)

268 Agree, you need cubes for heavy work.

Posted by: Patina Awry Newt at June 03, 2016 11:41 PM (Q4pU/)

269 May have trade that thing in. My Chevy is doing some weird shit with the Voltmeter.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill
--------------

It's a '95, which I bought secondhand, late in '95. 134K miles on it now. The only non-normal wear & tear item has been an alternator. I think I paid $39.95 for a reman part.

I keep waiting for the water pump or clutch to fail (knocks on wood), but so far, the cost of ownership has been super low. Gas mileage sucks.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 03, 2016 11:41 PM (Z58Xa)

270
I wake up every morning in the fricking White House.

And yet, I've found a way to resent that.
Posted by: Splunge at June 03, 2016 11:37 PM (iMxBJ)
------------------

Well, she does live with that narcissistic sack of bones.

Posted by: iforgot at June 03, 2016 11:41 PM (5o5ek)

271 The Patton Rules are quality rules of life.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at June 03, 2016 11:42 PM (OR5cC)

272 A question does Ford sell a 250 or Chevy the 2500 with a V6?

I'll go look it up now.

Posted by: Willy J. at June 03, 2016 11:42 PM (LncQn)

273 i always thought it'd be fun to throw a party at moffett field, in one of the hangars.

Posted by: concrete girl at June 03, 2016 11:42 PM (ceWrl)

274 Posted by: Josephistan at June 03, 2016 11:26 PM (7qAYi)
Only if you double dog dare me and I'm drunk when we go, then I would totally say all that no problem.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 03, 2016 11:42 PM (egOGm)

275 Hey Blano,

Everything turned out peachy-keen for you, I hope. Got a little quality shut-eye. You know, among other things.


Posted by: Sixkiller at June 03, 2016 11:28 PM (pcyHg)

Hey Sixkiller!! It was a piece of cake. I'm laying there talking about snow with some nurse from North Dakota and suddenly I hear "wake up!!" from my pastor buddy, and it was time to go.

I caught a break when I got there. Realized after I got there I was actually scheduled for June 10th. Damn, I drank that crap for nothing? But they were able to work me in, thank goodness. As I was lying there, I realized it was my fault. They were cool about it though and took good care of me.

Posted by: Blano at June 03, 2016 11:42 PM (lbcdD)

276 If you're going to do anything with that truck other than drive it to work get a V8.

Posted by: Patina Awry Newt at June 03, 2016 11:44 PM (Q4pU/)

277 And VERY technically, the Zeppelin NT is really what's called a "semirigid" airship -- essentially a blimp with some structural stiffeners.

Posted by: Trimegistus at June 03, 2016 11:44 PM (2lr3z)

278 "So, a truck question: if you had to replace a 2004 V10 F-250 that is used to pull heavy loads, and diesel were ruled completely out of the equation, what would be a modern equivalent in the same weight class, "



The Ford V-10 was sorta useless. It wasn't much over a a 351 with the extra cylinders. Go diesel.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 03, 2016 11:45 PM (PuXJx)

279 My F150 will get 17 dry @ a level 55.
I never get 17.

Posted by: Patina Awry Newt at June 03, 2016 11:48 PM (Q4pU/)

280 Thanks qdp for the link

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 03, 2016 11:48 PM (voOPb)

281 Zeppelin NT sounds like a computer operating system.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 03, 2016 11:48 PM (IqV8l)

282 In the Summertime, you got lyin' on your mind.

Posted by: Mungo Hillary!!11!! at June 03, 2016 11:48 PM (Tyii7)

283 Hey Steve,
How are you doing? Any poker tourneys coming up?

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 03, 2016 11:49 PM (egOGm)

284 Evening horde!

Happy friday ont!

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at June 03, 2016 11:49 PM (UGg2z)

285 Uh...she seems nice? And is this empowering, slutty, or just activities to make the metaphor "hotdog in a cave" apt?

"Around the world in 80 lays: Traveller who bonked her way out of heartbreak after split with long-term boyfriend"

http://tinyurl.com/ht748fj

Posted by: Thrawn at June 03, 2016 11:50 PM (wQWv4)

286 Hi CaliGirl. Alas no planned poker tourneys coming up, but I'm hoping before the month is out to make at least one quickie trip to Pechanga.

So we'll see how it goes. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 03, 2016 11:51 PM (ntObR)

287 278 The Ford V-10 was sorta useless. It wasn't much over a a 351 with the extra cylinders. Go diesel.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 03, 2016 11:45 PM (PuXJx)


Useless? In that year, the V8 had 350 ft-lbs of torque, the V10 had 425.

I know diesel is the answer to one's torque cravings, but it's for my wife, and she hates the slightest hint of that diesel smell with a burning passion, and will not be convinced that it can be entirely eliminated with proper maintenance.

Posted by: Splunge at June 03, 2016 11:53 PM (iMxBJ)

288 "And VERY technically, the Zeppelin NT is really what's called a "semirigid" airship -- essentially a blimp with some structural stiffeners."


A "zepppillin" had fully a rigid airframe. Blimps have have no airframe and are dependent upon air/gas pressure.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 03, 2016 11:53 PM (PuXJx)

289 Zeppelin NT sounds like a computer operating system.

It was probably a code name for an early version of Windows.

I think Vista's codename was "Hindenberg".

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 03, 2016 11:53 PM (T/cxb)

290 Posted by: Thrawn at June 03, 2016 11:50 PM (wQWv4)
That story made me pity that girl. Women and men are different. That behavior is not empowering, it makes me question her mental health.
What a skank though.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 03, 2016 11:54 PM (egOGm)

291 Michelle Obama should stfu.

Slavery is evil. It's over.

Tell me bitch, which African nation would you be so comfy in as you are here?
Go fucking leave

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 03, 2016 11:54 PM (voOPb)

292 Uh...she seems nice? And is this empowering, slutty, or just activities to make the metaphor "hotdog in a cave" apt?

"Around the world in 80 lays: Traveller who bonked her way out of heartbreak after split with long-term boyfriend"

http://tinyurl.com/ht748fj



Posted by: Thrawn

Proof that a woman does not have to be attractive to get laid a lot.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at June 03, 2016 11:54 PM (hVdx9)

293 We make a nice diesel.

Posted by: Volkswagen at June 03, 2016 11:54 PM (sl+zA)

294 They found the 4 missing at Ft Hood, sadly all dead.

Prayers.

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

295 I for one welcome our new Zeppelin overlords.

Also, the chance to re-enact the pleasant parts of Larry Corriea's Grimnoir series in real life. Think of it. Skies filled with zeppelins. Lots of legroom.

Posted by: Splunge at June 03, 2016 11:56 PM (iMxBJ)

296 I'll probably try to keep my 03 P71 Police Interceptor alive as long as possible.
Posted by: sven10077 at June 03, 2016 10:10 PM (g8Hfr)
***
It's the duck's guts, Max.....

Shiny and chrome.....

Yes, those old interceptors - I drove one for a little while - were and are amazing.

Got mine at a police auction - it was the cheapest car I ever bought, and the most expensive one I ever owned......

Tickets, you see.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 11:56 PM (lutOX)

297 The femi-nazis like to say a guy who did that would be considered a stud.
No. I would find him a disgusting headcase too.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at June 03, 2016 11:56 PM (hVdx9)

298 Posted by: qdpsteve at June 03, 2016 11:51 PM (ntObR)
I hope you knock em dead. Has it been hot down your way?
It's still over 80 hear right now.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 03, 2016 11:56 PM (egOGm)

299 The Zeppelin NT (and I think "NT" stands for "New Technology" so, yeah, it does sound like an operating system) has, I think, three longitudinal girders with one forming a "keel" to which the gondola and motors are attached. But otherwise it's a tension structure supported by internal pressure like a blimp.

There are limits to how big a blimp can be; these were discovered rather hilariously back in the 1890s when someone built a nonrigid about 400 feet long. There are old films of it somewhere: the front starts taking off before the back is even out of the hangar and it just gets worse from there.

So putting the girders on does give it extra strength.

Posted by: Trimegistus at June 03, 2016 11:57 PM (2lr3z)

300 "So, a truck question: if you had to replace a 2004 V10 F-250 that is
used to pull heavy loads, and diesel were ruled completely out of the
equation, what would be a modern equivalent in the same weight class, "
///

If the rest of the truck is good. Have you looked into replacing the motor?

5-7K to put a newer V10 in it might be the best option.

Yes lots of variables for you do I have someone I trust to source a motor and install, is the rest of the running gear body worth it. etc.

Get some bids and think about it. Newer Trucks are getting lighter that metal is coming from everywhere.

Posted by: Willy J. at June 03, 2016 11:57 PM (LncQn)

301 296 Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 11:56 PM (lutOX)

Not gotten one yet, I am either lucky or good.

Yeah I decided "fuck it you turned 40...live a little."

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

302 They found the 4 missing at Ft Hood, sadly all dead.

Prayers.

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

Amen

Posted by: RWC - Team TTBTFW at June 03, 2016 11:58 PM (UGg2z)

303 CaliGirl, thanks! Yup, hot here too in the Long Beach area. I actually kind of like it... :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 03, 2016 11:58 PM (ntObR)

304 "Around the world in 80 lays: Traveller who bonked her way out of heartbreak after split with long-term boyfriend"
---------------

I'm thinking her boyfriend made the right decision.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 04, 2016 12:00 AM (9mTYi)

305 Posted by: qdpsteve at June 03, 2016 11:58 PM (ntObR)
We don't have AC. I like the heat too, but it has been low 60's for a while. I need time to adjust to the warmer weather.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 04, 2016 12:00 AM (egOGm)

306 304 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 04, 2016 12:00 AM (9mTYi)

She is molting into a porcupine...

//80 Lays Thrilled Boyfriend

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

307
Yeah not the same but kinda similar.
Posted by: Willy J. at June 03, 2016 11:31 PM (LncQn)
-----------------

Close enough for me. In fact, I was going to say I wake up every morning in a house built by slaves, too, considering how much work my family does that's levied for the fucking federal government.

I guess I'm in no mood for this slave shit tonight. Srsly, does that bitch not know that we're on the tail end of this type of shit? She's so retro. Fuck off.

Posted by: iforgot at June 04, 2016 12:01 AM (5o5ek)

308 "Useless? In that year, the V8 had 350 ft-lbs of torque, the V10 had 425. "


"Useless? In that year, the V8 had 350 ft-lbs of torque, the V10 had 425. "


Here's what I'll say. V-10 in the pickup didn't make much difference from the 5.4. I wanted a hauler, you bought the diesel. Today i'm the same.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 04, 2016 12:02 AM (PuXJx)

309 Posted by: sven10077 at June 03, 2016 11:55 PM (g8Hfr
That is terrible. Prayers for their loved ones.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 04, 2016 12:02 AM (egOGm)

310 And VERY technically, the Zeppelin NT is really
what's called a "semirigid" airship -- essentially a blimp with some
structural stiffeners.
Posted by: Trimegistus at June 03, 2016 11:44 PM (2lr3z)


Boeing was going to build a modern Zepp in the 90's with a rigid composite skin to allow for less inner strutting. The proposed end user was either the USN or coast guard, they were seen as extra good because of the long loiter time.

Supposedly the specs called for being able to mount .50 Brownings, and Boeing would only commit to .30s or some such issue so the program was scrapped.

Still, it would have been glorious to be the .50 door gunner on a Zeppelin

Posted by: Kindltot at June 04, 2016 12:03 AM (ry34m)

311 CaliGirl, can understand. Weather has been whipping back and forth a bit lately.

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

312 " They found the 4 missing at Ft Hood, sadly all dead. "

RIP. Stupid.

I'lll get pissed on. But stupid.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 04, 2016 12:04 AM (PuXJx)

313 Quick search did not find a Ford or Chevy 3/4 ton with a V6.

Posted by: Willy J. at June 04, 2016 12:04 AM (LncQn)

314 309 Posted by: CaliGirl at June 04, 2016 12:02 AM (egOGm)

There was a command failure at some point.

Saying "well training" ignores the reality that you do not send men ad hoc into a sub 20% order or probability survival situation without a plan of action and pre-emptive response training.

I know the basin they were lost in, someone decided their balls were larger than their brains.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 04, 2016 12:05 AM (g8Hfr)

315 Wow, the first pickup motor size fight?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 04, 2016 12:05 AM (voOPb)

316 Time to get some sleep. Goodnight, all.

Posted by: Josephistan at June 04, 2016 12:06 AM (7qAYi)

317 "Around the world in 80 lays: Traveller who bonked her way out of heartbreak after split with long-term boyfriend"

http://tinyurl.com/ht748fj



Posted by: Thrawn at June 03, 2016 11:50 PM (wQWv4)

Bow wow man.

No wonder she scored in Detroit.

Posted by: Blano at June 04, 2016 12:06 AM (lbcdD)

318 Steve,
The heat is bringing the snakes out. I was watering some plants on a planting bench, there was a baby gopher snake in the plant on the top shelf.
I also saw a red tail hawk today with a snake.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 04, 2016 12:07 AM (egOGm)

319 312 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 04, 2016 12:04 AM (PuXJx)

I never did get an answer on why the other 2.5 divisions were in garrison if this "training manuever" was so vital to national defense.

I can't imagine flash flooding on this scale is common at Fort Hood, I know it wasn't when I was there thus if "this was needed like D-Day Sven" I am wondering why the other Commanders were so negligent in not taking their kids to teach their LMTVs to swim?

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

320 "Michelle Obama should stfu. Slavery is evil. It's over. Tell me bitch, which African nation would you be so comfy in as you are here?"

The black elite in Africa live awfully well.

Mrs. Mugabe, the First Lady of Zimbabwe, at a time of massive crop failures (induced in part by her husband's insane economic policies), and consequent starvation, chartered the Concorde to fly in several tons of fresh-cut flowers direct from Paris to Bulawayo, at literal supersonic speed, for a dinner commemorating the glorious people's revolution.

You tell me that's not Mooch right down the line.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 04, 2016 12:08 AM (noWW6)

321 300 If the rest of the truck is good. Have you looked into replacing the motor?
5-7K to put a newer V10 in it might be the best option.
Posted by: Willy J. at June 03, 2016 11:57 PM (LncQn)


Sounds like good advice. Thanks.

Posted by: Splunge at June 04, 2016 12:08 AM (iMxBJ)

322 "Wow, the first pickup motor size fight?"

Ford used to offer the 3/4 ton pickup with an I-6. Today they are offerring turboed/non-math turboed?


Math fricki8ng sucks.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 04, 2016 12:10 AM (PuXJx)

323 305 Posted by: qdpsteve at June 03, 2016 11:58 PM (ntObR)
We don't have AC. I like the heat too, but it has been low 60's for a while. I need time to adjust to the warmer weather.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 04, 2016 12:00 AM (egOGm)




We've owned this house for almost 20 years, but just installed AC about 3-4 years ago. We ran it today.



Normally, we use a whole-house fan and do what we call "crossover" -- when the outside temperature is better than the inside, open certain windows and use whole-house fan to cool house (about 7 pm). When the outside temperature is worse than the inside, cut the fan and button everything up (about 9 am).

Posted by: cthulhu at June 04, 2016 12:10 AM (EzgxV)

324 I'lll get pissed on. But stupid.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 04, 2016 12:04 AM (PuXJx)///If you mean the reason they died was because of stupid I agree.Is there a rock solid solution that could have prevented it I'm not so sure.All it took for this was the driver to be over confident of his vehicles capabilities. How do you fix that?

Posted by: Willy J. at June 04, 2016 12:11 AM (LncQn)

325 Posted by: sven10077 at June 04, 2016 12:05 AM (g8Hfr)
As a mother, I feel for those families. I cannot imagine their pain.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 04, 2016 12:11 AM (egOGm)

326 Who the hell brags about fucking her way around the world?

How do her parents feel about this? "I saw your article, dear. I had no idea I raised such a TRASHY WHORE."

Not to mention all future partners. "Yeah, I think I'll keep it wrapped up tonight. In fact, would you mind if I wear these painter's coveralls? Can't be too careful."

Posted by: Trimegistus at June 04, 2016 12:11 AM (2lr3z)

327 "Still, it would have been glorious to be the .50 door gunner on a Zeppelin"

Well, yes. And you need the big fifty to fight these things off.

http://tinyurl.com/gpun8ja

Posted by: torquewrench at June 04, 2016 12:12 AM (noWW6)

328 I replaced my 98 Accord with a blown head gasket with an 87 Accord with a sun roof this week.
It was cheaper than replacing or rebuilding the motor, and apparently the new one has never been in an accident or had the frame bent

I now can say with full authority that I own a car that cost less than a pair of Manolo Blahnik boots and doesn't have blue smoke OR primer.

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

329 I'll just leave this here whilst watching Black Magic M-66.

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/mom-i-m-fine-top.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 04, 2016 12:13 AM (8ZI4Y)

330 Cthulhu,
That's what we do. I call it Okie air conditioning. I shut all the doors this morning about 7.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 04, 2016 12:14 AM (egOGm)

331 I had no idea what Mungo Jerry looked like, but he sure does look like a Mungo.

Posted by: Josephistan at June 03, 2016 10:01 PM (7qAYi)


I always loved that song. So simple, so fun, so innocent. I wonder what has become of all the band members?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 04, 2016 12:14 AM (GSdpU)

332 324 Posted by: Willy J. at June 04, 2016 12:11 AM (LncQn)

They stressed to us 11Hs the limits of the ITV for the Echo 9s or the Humvee for the straight Hs....

We did have one jackass manage to roll a humvee in the bowl down at range 6.

If the force has the training time to try to teach the force to screw the Rainbow flag for tolerance they can teach the TCs to use judgement and understand their rides' performance windows.

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

333 Dammit, 97 Accord.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 04, 2016 12:14 AM (ry34m)

334 "I never did get an anknow,swer on why the other 2.5 divisions were in garrison if this "training manuever" was so vital to national defense. "


Ya snow, sven, and I'll argue. It ain't
it worth shit and some junior offficer was trying to a bad-ass.


Kill a few people. Feel, better?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 04, 2016 12:15 AM (PuXJx)

335 CaliGirl, yikes!! Just one more reason to luv California. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 04, 2016 12:15 AM (ntObR)

336 Oh, my week was okay. Went to Madison, Wisconsin over Memorial Day and got that out of my system. Then work work work.



How about you?

Posted by: iforgot at June 03, 2016 11:31 PM (5o5ek)

My week was normal, I guess. Nothing out of the ordinary...you'd probably call it boring. Me too, actually.

Posted by: Sixkiller at June 04, 2016 12:15 AM (pcyHg)

337 Somehow the lyrics "Have a drink, have a drive" don't translate well anymore.

Posted by: Flyguy at June 03, 2016 10:03 PM (dpJ62)


Then I guess this is right out:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gbfnh1oVTk0

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 04, 2016 12:16 AM (GSdpU)

338 I wake up every morning in a house built by slaves.

Eff you. I still wake up in a f'n hut.

Posted by: Brother Ogabe at June 04, 2016 12:16 AM (Tyii7)

339 The heat is bringing the snakes out. I was watering some plants on a
planting bench, there was a baby gopher snake in the plant on the top
shelf.


Baby snakes: https://youtu.be/sUzOpkdiChk

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 04, 2016 12:17 AM (T/cxb)

340 325 Posted by: CaliGirl at June 04, 2016 12:11 AM (egOGm)

They died in the service of their nation and as I said to Moo Moo last evening, I wish Obama would give the same heartfelt amity to the wives and mothers who gave LITERALLY their best to be used by HIM in our national defense structure and swear to do a good lessons learned brief and make sure those lives were not ceded in vain.

Of course, that would require "President of America not Black Lives Matter"

Posted by: sven10077 at June 04, 2016 12:17 AM (g8Hfr)

341 Having been a Ford Certified Sales Rep / Internet Sales Mgr & Medium Truck certifications, I'll sum up the V-10 thus.

It made good torque, as mentioned above. But it was never a popular engine in the F-250/350. For what extra torque it made, it did so not on the lower end of the tach, like a diesel, but in the midrange, which meant a downshift or towing with the overdrive "off".

The V-10 demanded it's oil changes, timing belt service and other scheduled maintenance. And accessing the spark plugs back under the cowl and up against the firewall? Hire a B-24 midget riveter, he'll have a better chance at them.

When they don't break off, leaving the threaded end of the plug stuck in the heads. (early 5.4 V-8s had the same problem)

Conversely, it was wildly popular as a Recreational Vehicle powerplant, where low MPG was a given regardless of engine.

It'll make the power. But it's not a friendly engine to own and operate.

Chevy's 454 had a shorter service lifespan, rebuilds on those are routine at about 90k miles. But, up until rebuild time, they were damn near bombproof.

If Ford would make an Eco-Boost 5.0 V-8 truck engine, they'd beat the Dodge Eco-Diesel at it's own game.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 04, 2016 12:17 AM (v5iqM)

342 Looks like this is for real this time:

Muhammad Ali, 'The Greatest of All Time', Dead at 74

http://tinyurl.com/zer6ycl

Posted by: Thrawn at June 04, 2016 12:18 AM (wQWv4)

343 Had a discussion with my non-crazy bro-in-law today.

He's a good guy and a definite Repub supporter, he's even gonna hold his nose and vote Trump, but I got a bit depressed talking to him today.

He basically doesn't believe there's anything anyone can do to stop the tide of liberalism, no matter where you go, not even Texas. Sure, he says, you can go where traditional values are more valued, but he believes the welfare mentality is just too good for too many people to pass up.

He could be right, and I am a bit of a Pollyanna. Sure hope he's wrong though, and I tried to make the argument that people will at least vote with their feet to places with values they share.

I guess what it boils down to, is that he doesn't believe the right will ever have any serious cultural sway again. Again, I really hope he's wrong; so does he.

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

344 I caught a break when I got there. Realized after I
got there I was actually scheduled for June 10th. Damn, I drank that
crap for nothing? But they were able to work me in, thank goodness. As
I was lying there, I realized it was my fault. They were cool about it
though and took good care of me.

Posted by: Blano at June 03, 2016 11:42 PM (lbcdD)

Awesome Blano! I'm glad to hear everything went well.

Posted by: Sixkiller at June 04, 2016 12:19 AM (pcyHg)

345 since all the nice knows everything guys are here, i have an important question to ask...

if i need to haul a truck behind a truck lots of miles, how do i do it?

Posted by: concrete girl at June 04, 2016 12:20 AM (ceWrl)

346 Ford used to offer the 3/4 ton pickup with an I-6. Today they are offerring turboed/non-math turboed?///

An I6 will kick a V6 in torque. Jeep had the perfect motor in their I6 Well tested bulletproof and great int the woods. The V6 Temptress screwed that up though. I may be wrong but I don't think Jeep offers the I6 anymore.

Posted by: Willy J. at June 04, 2016 12:20 AM (LncQn)

347 Cassius Clay who tried to be a conscientious objector to avoid being drafted is dead?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 04, 2016 12:20 AM (8ZI4Y)

348 330 Cthulhu,
That's what we do. I call it Okie air conditioning. I shut all the doors this morning about 7.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 04, 2016 12:14 AM (egOGm)



There's nothing wrong with it, so long as your overnight low gets low enough.



Back in the day (early 80s), I was working as a computer consultant. Things were more complicated, then, and you had to deal with crazy things sometimes. One of the things was that computers were substantially more reliable if you formatted their hard drives within about 10 degrees of their usual operating temperature. I had a client's hard drive fail during a heatwave -- I got the parts and the backups together, and knew their office was typically AC'd to about 70 degrees....my apartment didn't hit 80 degrees until 4:30 in the morning. I delivered them a system that could cut AP checks the next morning at 8 am, but I was soooooo trashed.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 04, 2016 12:20 AM (EzgxV)

349 294
They found the 4 missing at Ft Hood, sadly all dead.



Prayers.





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

Chain of command failure. We knew about, and guarded against, flash flood fatalities at Hood back in the late 70's.

Posted by: Sixkiller at June 04, 2016 12:21 AM (pcyHg)

350 so here's the deal....

Wife is an E-7 she's been a platoon Sgt, she has to do risk management surveys and they DEMAND she submit one for variable events including heat spikes, hail, etc etc....

so your unit is out playing GI Joe Super Soldier on the ranges...

and along comes O-1 Wile E Coyote who decides FUCK IT YOLO! and orders you to do something without analysis....

then you have to pray the O-3 who cleans up the mess doesn't decide it is YOUR fault you let Wile E Coyote gets his ACME on.

I suspect there was some YOLO at play.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 04, 2016 12:21 AM (g8Hfr)

351
The lightsaber sound effect and the ending of "The Graduate" were pretty interesting stories.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 04, 2016 12:21 AM (weV3+)

352 Got a friend heading to Ft. Hood for some kind of exercise, they are supposed to play chauffeur for VIPs. Wonder what they will hear.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 04, 2016 12:22 AM (8ZI4Y)

353 341 Having been a Ford Certified Sales Rep / Internet Sales Mgr & Medium Truck certifications, I'll sum up the V-10 thus.
Posted by: Jim at June 04, 2016 12:17 AM (v5iqM)


Very interesting. Thanks.

Posted by: Splunge at June 04, 2016 12:23 AM (iMxBJ)

354
I wake up every morning in a house built by slaves.

I wish I could.

Posted by: Zombie Ambassador Stevens at June 04, 2016 12:23 AM (IqV8l)

355 349 Posted by: Sixkiller at June 04, 2016 12:21 AM (pcyHg)

That's correct flash flooding is a known issue on Range Road, they brief us on the higher ground.

I was being jocular in an ugly way because I have ~5 soldiers I love at Ft Hood.

No none of them were involved they are with 4th ID's engineers.

This was a command failure, maybe the chain was busy finding pink bunting for casual friday.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 04, 2016 12:23 AM (g8Hfr)

356
Cassius Clay who tried to be a conscientious objector to avoid being drafted is dead?
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 04, 2016 12:20 AM (8ZI4Y)
-------------------

Accordin' to the news, yes.

Can't wait for Obama's sad face. Like he gives a fuck.

Posted by: iforgot at June 04, 2016 12:24 AM (5o5ek)

357 347 Posted by: Anna Puma at June 04, 2016 12:20 AM (8ZI4Y)

at a minimum he is on his death bed.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 04, 2016 12:24 AM (g8Hfr)

358 352 Posted by: Anna Puma at June 04, 2016 12:22 AM (8ZI4Y)

Depends on who they are driving for.

1st Cav is isolated and crowded out of the grape vine since 4ID came to town.

The units are insular gossip wise.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 04, 2016 12:26 AM (g8Hfr)

359 Cthulhu,
Oh my, I would have been a mess. I don't do well with little sleep.
The lows here are in the fifties so the house cools off nicely. I have a screened porch that I leave the door cracked for my cats. That's why it gets hot inside.
The cats sit out there all day, they love it.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 04, 2016 12:26 AM (egOGm)

360 Earlier Ace, "I really don't know what some of these organizations' game-plan is for the future. "

Fling poo while complaining about people flinging poo. Then throw their hands up and say they didn't vote for anyone so their poo flinging is guilt free.

Posted by: wodun at June 04, 2016 12:26 AM (DD0s8)

361 Concrete Girl.

Truck towing another truck.

Front wheels on towing dolly, driveshaft U joint disconnected at the differential, and the shaft safely secured to a frame member, or pulled altogether and loaded into the bed of one of the trucks.

The rear wheels on the ground can not, must not, turn a driveshaft that is still connected to the transmission. Even a manual transmission.

Without the engine powered fluid pumps pumping fluid, things go awry in the the tranny when back-fed power via the driveshaft.

You could get away with a 10 mile tow. A hundred mile tow is gonna mess things up unless you pull the shaft.

Then, keep in mind you're towing an equal or greater gross weight to the towing vehicle. With only one set of working brakes between 'em.

Keep the speed down, following distances long, plan way, way ahead, and don't be in a hurry.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 04, 2016 12:27 AM (v5iqM)

362 "If Ford would make an Eco-Boost 5.0 V-8 truck engine, they'd beat the Dodge Eco-Diesel at it's own game. "

GD freakingword. A turboed 5.0 would own like a hoss.. The Ford is good, very goodl

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 04, 2016 12:27 AM (PuXJx)

363
>>criticizing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States. "We as Muslims have to stand up to those who use Islam to advance their own personal agenda," he said.


Uhh.... is he talking about Donald running for prez, or Ahmed blowing shit up because he can't get a blonde?

Posted by: iforgot at June 04, 2016 12:28 AM (5o5ek)

364 It must be fun to drive a white crown Vic and watch cars ahead of you slow down and move aside on the highway.

Posted by: @votermom boiling eggs at June 03, 2016 10:38 PM (7lVbc)


Crown Vics of the ex-cop variety come up all the time on the Canadian government assets disposal auction site. Typically the starting bid is $800. You can search closed auctions to see what they went for.


Example: http://www.gcsurplus.ca/mn-eng.cfm?snc=wfsav&nscn=R6ED0008584

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 04, 2016 12:28 AM (GSdpU)

365 Move over Ebola-chan!

New Ebola-Like Disease Is Emerging

WHO tracks mysterious South Sudan fever

http://tinyurl.com/hz3tzmo

Posted by: A Horseman of the Apocalypse at June 04, 2016 12:29 AM (vBeA5)

366 This was a command failure, maybe the chain was busy finding pink bunting for casual friday.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 04, 2016 12:23 AM (g8Hfr)

We had to resort to placing MPs on either side of Cow House Creek to prevent soldiers in the field from killing themselves during the rains; the blockades weren't sufficient. If it wasn't the soldiers in the field pulling stupid stunts, it was those trying to go home to the western part of Copperas Cove, or those that lived farther up FM 116 in Pidcoke or Gatesville. They simply move the barriers, attempt to drive through the water, get swept away and drown.

We even had a tank crew get washed away in the tank, all 72 tons of it. Water flipped them upside down and they drowned. Every year around here, people get killed the same way. Nobody learns.

Posted by: Sixkiller at June 04, 2016 12:29 AM (pcyHg)

367 Reports that Muhammad Ali is dead at 74 :/

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 04, 2016 12:29 AM (39g3+)

368
Look, I'm not into boxing but I'll concede that he was a great boxer and a great athlete. But NBC is calling him a "civil rights champion."

I think I'd better turn the internet off for this.

Posted by: iforgot at June 04, 2016 12:29 AM (5o5ek)

369 OUt of booze for the evening. Probably a good thing, if not still disappointing.

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at June 04, 2016 12:29 AM (R5HRU)

370 1st Cav is isolated and crowded out of the grape vine since 4ID came to town.



The units are insular gossip wise.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 04, 2016 12:26 AM (g8Hfr)

4ID hasn't been there for several years.

Posted by: Sixkiller at June 04, 2016 12:30 AM (pcyHg)

371 if i need to haul a truck behind a truck lots of miles, how do i do it?///

Is the front truck at least as big? I would make that a minimum.

But to do it safely for the stopping after you find out going works. Trailer brakes. Trucks can tow heavy loads but stopping them without assistance is another story. I have a brake controller for my car hauler trailer in my truck under the dash. So trailer with brakes and front truck set op with controls.



Posted by: Willy J. at June 04, 2016 12:30 AM (LncQn)

372 Condolences and mourning for all who are lost, and their families, in the Ft. Hood disaster.

The passing of Cassius Ali. Noted.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 04, 2016 12:31 AM (v5iqM)

373 That beating that Larry Holmes put on Ali at the end of his career did him in. It's hard to watch if you put up the video. He was still standing when the inept ref finally stopped the beating.

Larry Holmes said "what do you want me to do, kill him?"

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 04, 2016 12:31 AM (89T5c)

374 All it took for this was the driver to be over confident of his vehicles capabilities. How do you fix that?
---
train better drivers.

#Duh

me: retired E-4 w/over 19 years TIG.

this whole travesty is a failure of leadershit from the top on down.


Posted by: redc1c4 at June 04, 2016 12:31 AM (JjXV+)

375
74 is pretty young to die. Hard to imagine he's had Parkinsons's since he was in his 40s.

Boxing . . . whew.

Posted by: iforgot at June 04, 2016 12:33 AM (5o5ek)

376 366 Posted by: Sixkiller at June 04, 2016 12:29 AM (pcyHg)

Yup. If you're still there there's a gunsmith in Gatesville named Jay Strite he works on conversions like your name sake carries.

In essence the idea that "THIS WAS VITAL TRAINING" is not to be ugly to the dead hilarious.

When it rains more than 1/2-3/4s an inch you have flash risk.

Someone is getting an IG visit.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 04, 2016 12:33 AM (g8Hfr)

377 I'm also hearing that some actor I've never seen called Theo James is being picked for James Bond. I guess he was in the Divergent films? He looks really young.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 04, 2016 12:34 AM (39g3+)

378 342 Looks like this is for real this time:

Muhammad Ali, 'The Greatest of All Time', Dead at 74



Sad to hear. He was very ill so no surprise.

I'm not looking forward to the orgy of fawning media coverage over him.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 04, 2016 12:34 AM (i0Y1X)

379 364 Crown Vics of the ex-cop variety come up all the time on the Canadian government assets disposal auction site. Typically the starting bid is $800. You can search closed auctions to see what they went for.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 04, 2016 12:28 AM (GSdpU)


Enticing. "Crown Vic, driven hard and abusively by people who didn't have to pay for maintenance, until a bureaucracy finally decided it was done for, and sprung for a replacement."

Posted by: Splunge at June 04, 2016 12:35 AM (iMxBJ)

380 That's not funny, don't scare me. I really want to do this without crying and embarrassing myself.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 03, 2016 10:59 PM (egOGm)


The Goodyear blimp is filled with helium, so it can't burn. If the hull ripped open, it might make a loud farting sound, and slowly sink out of the sky, like a slow elevator going down.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 04, 2016 12:36 AM (GSdpU)

381 Nobody learns.
---
Amen

i have a story about 292 antennas where someone walked into one in the 80's, impaling their brain through the eye socket in the mid-80's , as noted by PM magazine and other sources, only to re-read the same story in the late 90's, because the safety steps (ordering a $3 part) had been followed.

"No one is more professional than I." my ass...

#FTA

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 04, 2016 12:36 AM (JjXV+)

382 Anybody here know a great recipe for pickled eggs?

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 04, 2016 12:36 AM (ntObR)

383 RK - why no love for the Cummins diesel?

If I needed a used truck with some power, I'd get a Dodge Ram 2500 with the 5.9 Cummins, between 2003 - 2007. 2003 was the first year they had the quiet diesels; 2007 was the last year the 5.9 was available.

They had tons of power, good fuel economy, and you can easily get 500k miles out of it. Fantastic motor.

Posted by: Sixkiller at June 04, 2016 12:36 AM (pcyHg)

384 370 Posted by: Sixkiller at June 04, 2016 12:30 AM (pcyHg)

No?

Did they reflag it to an AD then?

Last time I was on post was 2011 when wife's favorite(then) private got her stripes.

She asked wife to pin her her Sgt since wife had given her her rank when pinned E-6.

I am doing my best not to know what goes on anymore.

Things lie this bother and piss me off, and the cultural erosion of the force WRT Xianity and other things angers me.

I am no longer a positive influence on the outer periphery so I stay scarce unless there's crisis.

Ah OK 4th ID swapped out with Carson's maneuver unit.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 04, 2016 12:37 AM (g8Hfr)

385 hi all
how is everyone tonite

Posted by: chemjeff at June 04, 2016 12:38 AM (uAvJJ)

386
That beating that Larry Holmes put on Ali at the end of his career did him in. It's hard to watch if you put up the video. He was still standing when the inept ref finally stopped the beating.

Larry Holmes said "what do you want me to do, kill him?"
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 04, 2016 12:31 AM (89T5c)
------------------

That's the sort of thing I'm no judge of. I just can't watch that sort of thing.

Posted by: iforgot at June 04, 2016 12:38 AM (5o5ek)

387 375 74 is pretty young to die. Hard to imagine he's had Parkinsons's since he was in his 40s.
Boxing . . . whew.
Posted by: iforgot at June 04, 2016 12:33 AM (5o5ek)


Boxing...maybe. Maybe even probably. But I know a guy who got it in his 40's without getting near a ring. It force-retired him from a seriously high position. Parkinson's sucks. It affects the mind as well as the body.

Posted by: Splunge at June 04, 2016 12:38 AM (iMxBJ)

388
hi all
how is everyone tonite
Posted by: chemjeff at June 04, 2016 12:38 AM (uAvJJ)
---------------------

Stewing in anger at Michelle here, yo. You?

Posted by: iforgot at June 04, 2016 12:38 AM (5o5ek)

389 thanks you two.
hmmm, sounds more complicated than i thought.
i will have to think this through or else make two trips.
1 ton with trailer brakes hauling 1/2 ton, plus
putting trust in a mechanic for the setup.
sounds like i may have to just trust myself and drive twice.

Posted by: concrete girl at June 04, 2016 12:38 AM (ceWrl)

390 Ali is dead, eh?

What's the over-under on when the White House releases a picture of TFG for the occasion?

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at June 04, 2016 12:38 AM (4jKfo)

391 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 04, 2016 12:36 AM (GSdpU
Thank you!

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 04, 2016 12:39 AM (egOGm)

392 Ali is in fighting trim....

He led a life well lived if not always uncontroversial.

My childhood is dying.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 04, 2016 12:39 AM (g8Hfr)

393 Someone is getting an IG visit.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 04, 2016 12:33 AM (g8Hfr)

Somebody needs their career ended over this. I can't even begin to tell you how many people in the chain of command had to fuck up for this to happen.

Posted by: Sixkiller at June 04, 2016 12:40 AM (pcyHg)

394 Hell, Fox snooze is 'gasming and going all Ali all the time, already.

And tragically, real heroes died in Central Texas.

It's People Magazine's world. We just live in it.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 04, 2016 12:40 AM (v5iqM)

395 For ChemJeff

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/chemistry-heroes-ArtNauka-10.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 04, 2016 12:40 AM (8ZI4Y)

396

Normal
0





Posted by: qdpsteve at June 04, 2016 12:36 AM (ntObR)
List
of Ingredients


8 eggs, hard-cooked, peeled still
warm1 jar (12 oz.) yellow chile peppers2 Tbsp pickling spice1 c wine vinegar1-1/2 scant cups water1 Tbsp sugar1 tsp turmeric2 tsp salt

Instructions

Mix all ingredients in glass container, adding
eggs last while they are still warm. Don't refrigerate. Keep in sealed jar for
2 days. The marinade may be used again several times. Yield 8 servings.

from Joe Jost's, in Long Beach Ca.

www.joejosts.com





Posted by: redc1c4 at June 04, 2016 12:40 AM (JjXV+)

397 The Ft. Hood incident bothers me. What the fuck was the leadership thinking?

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 04, 2016 12:40 AM (89T5c)

398 379 Posted by: Splunge at June 04, 2016 12:35 AM (iMxBJ)

1/2 the fun is figuring out what's fucked and giving the horse back its legs...

Posted by: sven10077 at June 04, 2016 12:41 AM (g8Hfr)

399 I don't begrudge Ali for wanting to avoid the Vietnam war, and he seemed like a pretty decent guy his whole life. He certainly was entertaining.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 04, 2016 12:41 AM (39g3+)

400 Down goes Ali. Down goes Ali.

Posted by: zombie Howard Cosell at June 04, 2016 12:41 AM (H9MG5)

401 390 What's the over-under on when the White House releases a picture of TFG for the occasion?
Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at June 04, 2016 12:38 AM (4jKfo)


Lacing up the boxing gloves now.

Posted by: Barack "The Commie From Bali" Obama at June 04, 2016 12:41 AM (iMxBJ)

402 BTW: fuck Pixy for having one of the most unfriendly platforms on the net...

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 04, 2016 12:41 AM (JjXV+)

403 When when Gaylord order the flags lowered to half-staff for Clay?

Is that what you mean?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 04, 2016 12:41 AM (8ZI4Y)

404 red, thanks!

Actually I'm not far from Joe Jost's. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 04, 2016 12:41 AM (ntObR)

405 Goodnight everyone, happy weekend.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 04, 2016 12:41 AM (egOGm)

406 Goodnight CaliGirl, see you soon. Will keep you posted about tourneys. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 04, 2016 12:42 AM (ntObR)

407 397 Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 04, 2016 12:40 AM (89T5c)

Do we order the guys to wear pumps, or assless chaps?

I'm serious the Force's values are almost as screwy as the post-tailhook Navy "getting in a race" to have the first female fighter pilot back in the 90s....

SJWing kills

Posted by: sven10077 at June 04, 2016 12:42 AM (g8Hfr)

408 Over the weekend when it was all Gorilla all the time a bunch of Christians were executed by IS. Didn't hear about them at all.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 04, 2016 12:42 AM (39g3+)

409 Christopher Taylor I begrudge that of Clay because he tried to say it was against his beliefs to fight.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 04, 2016 12:43 AM (8ZI4Y)

410
What's the over-under on when the White House releases a picture of TFG for the occasion?
Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at June 04, 2016 12:38 AM (4jKfo)
--------------------

I felt all bad for lading my comments about Ali with snark but DAMN the media just prods me to it.

Posted by: iforgot at June 04, 2016 12:43 AM (5o5ek)

411 In honor of Ali's passing, the pres is having Harry Reid go three rounds toe-to-toe against his exercise equipment. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 04, 2016 12:43 AM (ntObR)

412 Central TX floods suck, and damned if we don't get a ton of them every year. And always with fatalities.....

Somebody needs to lose his job at Ft. Hood, at a minimum.

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at June 04, 2016 12:43 AM (4jKfo)

413 Twenty quatloos on the treadmill.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 04, 2016 12:44 AM (8ZI4Y)

414
My week was normal, I guess. Nothing out of the ordinary...you'd probably call it boring. Me too, actually.
Posted by: Sixkiller at June 04, 2016 12:15 AM (pcyHg)
============

HA-ha! Me too, actually.

Posted by: iforgot at June 04, 2016 12:45 AM (5o5ek)

415 409 Christopher Taylor I begrudge that of Clay because he tried to say it was against his beliefs to fight.
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 04, 2016 12:43 AM (8ZI4Y)


Maybe worse than that? Quakers get a pass for pacifism all the time, but the quote I heard from Clay implied that he would fight for a personal insult, but that fighting for his country had no resonance for him.

Posted by: Splunge at June 04, 2016 12:45 AM (iMxBJ)

416 iforgot, I try not to think about them, so I am more relaxed it appears

Anna Puma thank you, I think I shall print one out and put it on my fridge

Posted by: chemjeff at June 04, 2016 12:45 AM (uAvJJ)

417 Ah OK 4th ID swapped out with Carson's maneuver unit.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 04, 2016 12:37 AM (g8Hfr)

The Army is big on Brigade Combat Teams now...so they can 'tailor the force.' My fucking ass. Who in the hell are we going to fight a conventional war against using Armor and Artillery? The Russians? Please. They saw what happened when Iraq gave us 6 months to build up a beach head, and even TRAIN. Fuck. When the 82d landed in the sand - and face, on the ground they're just leg infantry - I'd have rolled the Republican Guards through them like a hot knife through butter. We narrowly averted a slaughter.
Anyway, Hood's 'other division' is now America West...think of it as a Div Hqs shell with staff...and during wartime it would be filled out with various reserve brigades. 1st CAV is the only 'ready to go right now' unit at Hood. Not counting the support folks in the COSCOM.

Posted by: Sixkiller at June 04, 2016 12:45 AM (pcyHg)

418 393 Posted by: Sixkiller at June 04, 2016 12:40 AM (pcyHg)

It is a minimum of 3 and in all likelihood more like what 6 or 9?

You have the Batt boss the Batt CSM, the Company Boss TOP, the Platoon Boss the Platoon Sgt, the TC, the Driver...

Just a tragedy, and the media will NOT pursue answers with 1/5th the zeal they tried to get to the "real answer" of the Ferguson incident.

Sick

Posted by: sven10077 at June 04, 2016 12:46 AM (g8Hfr)

419 Christopher Taylor I begrudge that of Clay because he tried to say it was against his beliefs to fight.

Well I think he saw a difference between boxing and shooting, but yeah, it was a cheap attempt. Not like he'd have been sent to combat anyway.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 04, 2016 12:46 AM (39g3+)

420 Why America has no future...

http://preview.tinyurl.com/gpbqbtd

We've gotten past the point where the Great Soviet Encyclopedia was more pro-American that what America is teaching American children.

Posted by: The Hat of Doom at June 04, 2016 12:46 AM (vBeA5)

421 train better drivers.

#Duh///

If the training can be proven deficient. point taken.

But people do dumb shit even though they know better all the time. And what training if the water is more than 28"high and moving at above 23 miles per hour don't cross?

Yes the higher ups could have frozen movement I guess.

Posted by: Willy J. at June 04, 2016 12:46 AM (LncQn)

422 417 Posted by: Sixkiller at June 04, 2016 12:45 AM (pcyHg)

That's a huge deal.

Back when we were at Polk literally 1/3 the army was at Hood.

Rumor has it we politely told Iraq we'd EMP their ass if they blew the 82d off the ball.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 04, 2016 12:47 AM (g8Hfr)

423 Gonna call it a night all, happy weekend. Thanks for the great chat.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 04, 2016 12:48 AM (ntObR)

424 Iforgot - no reason to feel badly about it. The truth of the thing will certainly be worse than our snark.

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at June 04, 2016 12:51 AM (CeB+y)

425 420 Posted by: The Hat of Doom at June 04, 2016 12:46 AM (vBeA5)

They tried that shit in Honors US History and Econ in the 80s Hat WE KIDS pushed back.

These little shits like being fed bullshit.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 04, 2016 12:51 AM (g8Hfr)

426 You have the Batt boss the Batt CSM, the Company Boss TOP, the Platoon Boss the Platoon Sgt, the TC, the Driver...



Just a tragedy, and the media will NOT pursue answers with 1/5th the
zeal they tried to get to the "real answer" of the Ferguson incident.



Sick

Posted by: sven10077 at June 04, 2016 12:46 AM (g8Hfr)

Our unit SOPs stated that if you got caught out there by unexpected weather, you stayed in place until told to move. We always had comm links established with our troops in the field. And we always had leadership out there with the troops...the last thing we needed was a 19 year old making life and death decisions.
The III Corps Commander is in the ME right now; the statements made yesterday were by the Deputy III Corps Commander. The 1st CAV commander was noticeably absent. He has some 'splaining to do too.
The old axiom remains true to this day: A unit only does well those things the Commander checks.

Posted by: Sixkiller at June 04, 2016 12:53 AM (pcyHg)

427 Ali is dead? I hope he finds peace.

I also hope he made amends with Smoking Joe.

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at June 04, 2016 12:54 AM (R5HRU)

428 My S10 fuel guage has been acting up for a while, pretty sure it is the sender in the tank. I don't look forward to fixing it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 03, 2016 11:32 PM (9mTYi)


I checked the fuel in my tractor this morning. No gauge, so you have to dip the tank. I used a handy jack handle as a dipstick. One eighth of an inch of Diesel on the handle! Time to fill 'er up, so I did. So I was at the local service station filling my yellow 5-gallon can with Diesel, and a guy pulls up to the pump in a Chevy sedan, and is about to fill his tank off the other hose on the same pump. I said, "hey, man, this is a Diesel pump. You sure you want to do this?" He cursed, and moved his car around to the other pump, and then thanked me for having saved him from a ruined weekend.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 04, 2016 12:54 AM (GSdpU)

429 I'm fixin' to turn into a pumpkin.

Time to hit the rack.

Y'all take care.

Good night.

Posted by: Sixkiller at June 04, 2016 12:55 AM (pcyHg)

430 I will never forget.

Dad put on the radio for the big fight.

Went into the kitchen to fix himself a drink.

By the time he got back, it was already over.

Dad was not happy.

RIP, Cassius Clay.

Good evening, sports fans.

Posted by: mindful webworker floats like a bee, stings like a butterfly at June 04, 2016 12:55 AM (YTvcG)

431 I wish I was in Dallas for Project A-kon. First day of the con was today. Oh well, perhaps next year.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 04, 2016 12:56 AM (8ZI4Y)

432 426 Posted by: Sixkiller at June 04, 2016 12:53 AM (pcyHg)

In the end it is always Pony-6s fault....it's called "command" for a reason.....and we are subject to his whims, orders, love, tears, and laughs for a reason too.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 04, 2016 12:56 AM (g8Hfr)

433 ChemJeff, I knew you would get laugh from that poster.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 04, 2016 12:56 AM (8ZI4Y)

434 You and AOP keep those old buggies running. I loved my 86 Sub w/6.2; 18mpg at a level 80. Good times.

Posted by: Patina Awry Newt at June 03, 2016 11:36 PM (Q4pU/)


High five! I have an '88 with the venerable 6.2 in it. I was using it today, hauling shit around my yard on a car trailer. And the A/C even works!


BTW, what's the skinny on your nic?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 04, 2016 12:58 AM (GSdpU)

435 Our unit SOPs stated that if you got caught out there by unexpected weather, you stayed in place until told to move.///

If this is standard in training then yes someone other than the driver is at fault.

Posted by: Willy J. at June 04, 2016 12:58 AM (LncQn)

436 The animals rioting and attacking people at the Golden Hair Weasel rallies do it because they know there's no risk, no consequences. And they know the people they attack can't shoot them, because you can't bring a weapon into a candidate event.

But some day, someone will shoot, and then, all hell will break loose.

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at June 04, 2016 01:00 AM (CeB+y)

437 Posted by: Splunge at June 03, 2016 11:33 PM (iMxBJ)///Quick answer no. V6 will never compete with those two on torque.

Posted by: Willy J. at June 03, 2016 11:37 PM (LncQn)


Unless it's a Toroflow V6 as built by GM in the early sixties, as a purpose-built truck motor. Those things were brutes. And they coupled two together to make a V12, too.


Very powerful, but not really thrifty. Possibly the last of the purpose-built medium/heavy truck engines designed to burn gasoline.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 04, 2016 01:01 AM (GSdpU)

438 Zeppelins had frames and structures. Germans and U.S. Navy tried Hell outta them. Blimp, is again, glorified hot air baloon.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 03, 2016 11:39 PM (PuXJx)


And Zeppelins existed before the Nazis, and outlasted them, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 04, 2016 01:03 AM (GSdpU)

439 402 BTW: fuck Pixy for having one of the most unfriendly platforms on the net...

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 04, 2016 12:41 AM (JjXV+)



BTW: thanks to Pixy for blowing off all the standards and having one of the most difficult-to-hack platforms on the net.....mind you, it's because Minx 0.7 is spaghetti code written for inebriated hamsters in rut -- but let's count it as a win that thousands of sharp Russian hackers scream, "NYET!!! NOT THAT HAMSTER SHIT AGAIN!!!!!" when told to penetrate munuvia.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 04, 2016 01:03 AM (EzgxV)

440 439 Posted by: cthulhu at June 04, 2016 01:03 AM (EzgxV)

Correct Mynx .7 Powered By Pixy and HAMSTER will survive an EMP it is Pulse Proof, Moron Proof, and NOT idiot proof.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 04, 2016 01:05 AM (g8Hfr)

441 Anna Puma, wish you could be at the A-Kon convention

how many times have you gone in the past?

Posted by: chemjeff at June 04, 2016 01:06 AM (uAvJJ)

442 Still need to keep rigid airships out of thunderstorms however. Shenandoah anyone?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 04, 2016 01:06 AM (8ZI4Y)

443 415
Maybe worse than that? Quakers get a pass for pacifism all the time, but the quote I heard from Clay implied that he would fight for a personal insult, but that fighting for his country had no resonance for him.
Posted by: Splunge at June 04, 2016 12:45 AM (iMxBJ)
--------------------------
He said, "My enemy is white people," and that he had no quarrel with the Viet Cong. He was a member of the Nation of Islam, the black racist sect.

Needless to say, neither NOI nor orthodox Islam is pacifist, so he was rightly denied conscientious objector status and arrested for draft dodging.

In the Narrative he became a holy martyr of the anti-war movement and, of course, a "civil rights champion."

Later in life he left the NOI for a more orthodox ( and less racist) form of Islam. He also declared, after a visit to Africa, that he thanked God his ancestors had been taken to America as slaves. So we can surmise that he softened the views of his youth.

And, given his greatness as a boxer and his often amusing banter, I think the controversies receded from memory ---which is probably just as well.




Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 04, 2016 01:06 AM (T/5A0)

444 442 Posted by: Anna Puma at June 04, 2016 01:06 AM (8ZI4Y)

Shen was bad....I think Akron was worse.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 04, 2016 01:07 AM (g8Hfr)

445 ChemJeff, out of 27 Project A-kons I have managed to attend 9 of them. Which is a bit scary in hindsight.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 04, 2016 01:08 AM (8ZI4Y)

446 #251

Not to mention, isn't DC a bit far north for that claim? Would have made the Civil War kind of tricky if DC were a slave state.

Posted by: Epobirs at June 04, 2016 01:08 AM (IdCqF)

447 My TV is on but mute. Kimmel is bitching about and making fun of Trump and his views on illegals. I wonder if he will let his audience in for his next show without tickets and security screening.

Posted by: Willy J. at June 04, 2016 01:08 AM (LncQn)

448 Phoenix Comicon this weekend.

Temps jumped to 115 ...

Posted by: Adriane the Meteorology Critic ... at June 04, 2016 01:09 AM (AoK0a)

449
In honor of Ali's passing, the pres is having Harry Reid go three rounds toe-to-toe against his exercise equipment. :-P
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 04, 2016 12:43 AM (ntObR)
----------------

Haha! Or how about we line up all the countries that are "punching above their weight" and let them punch Obama's ego.

Obscure reference for those who don't obsess on this shit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjjaG3pCiHU

Posted by: iforgot at June 04, 2016 01:10 AM (5o5ek)

450 Also, the chance to re-enact the pleasant parts of Larry Corriea's Grimnoir series in real life. Think of it. Skies filled with zeppelins. Lots of legroom.

Posted by: Splunge at June 03, 2016 11:56 PM (iMxBJ)


For a few brief years, trans-ocean travel by Zeppelin was the thing to do if you were in the smart set. As luxurious as ocean travel in a big liner, but way faster.


Obscure factoid: there is a painting on the wall of the public library in Stephenville, Newfoundland, depicting the Graf Zeppelin floating over the town's harbor. Newfoundland was the first North American landfall for the Zeppelins.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 04, 2016 01:11 AM (GSdpU)

451 Margarita -

Indeed. Nihil nisi bonum and all that. And, well, he seemed a decent man.

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at June 04, 2016 01:13 AM (CeB+y)

452 I'm sittin' here realizing, I so got nothin' tonight, my nothin's got nothin'.

-=♥=-

Had a nice enough day, though. Milady and I and Defender Doggie* went down to visit my mom. (*She calls him her GrandDog.)

We had a nice dinner, nice wine, talked about the world today, and yesterday - politics, film, music, and crazy relatives. That was good.

Mom uses a walker, most of the time, to be on the safe side, but gets around pretty briskly. Was working a Sodoku when we got there. Helped her finish a word puzzle - not like she needed any help. (Crossword was already done.) She has a little arthritis in her thumb sometimes, she says. Told her, face it, you're gonna start getting old one of these decades. She's doing all right for turning 96 later this month.

Man, I hope I got that survival chromosome.

Posted by: mindful webworker is glad to be alive at June 04, 2016 01:13 AM (YTvcG)

453 436 The animals rioting and attacking people at the Golden Hair Weasel rallies do it because they know there's no risk, no consequences. And they know the people they attack can't shoot them, because you can't bring a weapon into a candidate event.

But some day, someone will shoot, and then, all hell will break loose.

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at June 04, 2016 01:00 AM (CeB+y)



Some SCA guy will bring a Bo Staff and teach them the meaning of "pain".

Posted by: cthulhu at June 04, 2016 01:14 AM (EzgxV)

454 For a few brief years, trans-ocean travel by Zeppelin was the thing to do if you were in the smart set. As luxurious as ocean travel in a big liner, but way faster.

.....


Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 04, 2016 01:11 AM (GSdpU)



Luxurious as an ocean liner, but it was the Concorde of it's day.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 04, 2016 01:14 AM (v5iqM)

455 Phoenix Comicon this weekend.

Temps jumped to 115 ...


Weeds out the weak ones.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 04, 2016 01:14 AM (T/cxb)

456
iforgot, I try not to think about them, so I am more relaxed it appears
----------------

I *try* not to think about them. But then Drudge comes along and tells me that Michelle says she wakes up every day in a house built by slaves.

Do I turn away from that crack pipe, walk out the door, breathe some fresh air, and pet the dog?

NOOOOO. I click on the link, read the story, and watch the vid!

And then my day goes like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXhRoY-Utxo&list=RDLXhRoY-Utxo#t=21

Posted by: iforgot at June 04, 2016 01:15 AM (5o5ek)

457 So has anyone bothered to read this series to critique if this writer is barking out their fourth point of contact?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/bookseries/B01CKUCB7W/ref=dp_st_0996696016

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 04, 2016 01:15 AM (8ZI4Y)

458 Zepplin is the preferred steam-punk method of travel.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 04, 2016 01:15 AM (VdICR)

459 Trump tweeted one of Zerohedge's graphics, the bumptious Philip Bump at the WaPo decided to 'fact check' it with his usual degree of honesty, which got the Tyler Durdens' dander up.

http://goo.gl/z9EOHo

Posted by: JEM at June 04, 2016 01:17 AM (o+SC1)

460 There's got to be a Jimmy Page joke in the queue.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 04, 2016 01:18 AM (Z58Xa)

461 Your cat is typing something up right now...

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 04, 2016 01:19 AM (8ZI4Y)

462 You know, FOX could do a story, Ali is dead, then do a few minutes or so of a bio, etc, then move on back to the regular programming. But they've got to go all Ali, all the time.

I wonder if they get real time feedback on the ratings, and note this spikes it, or what....

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 04, 2016 01:19 AM (DW+jj)

463 A modern Zepplin, built with aerodynamic strength to withstand higher sustained airspeeds.

Power it with wisely selected turboprops, equipped with go-fast scimitar bladed props.

Pressurized gondola. Get altitude and airspeed.

Now, it wouldn't compare to a modern jet.

But I think a 250 mph Zepp would be one hell of an interesting prospect.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 04, 2016 01:19 AM (v5iqM)

464
So has anyone bothered to read this series to critique if this writer is barking out their fourth point of contact?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/bookseries/B01CKUCB7W/ref=dp_st_0996696016
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 04, 2016 01:15 AM (8ZI4Y)
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No, but apparently he's going to be on television, so he must be ___________________ (fill in blank).

Posted by: iforgot at June 04, 2016 01:20 AM (5o5ek)

465 457 Posted by: Anna Puma at June 04, 2016 01:15 AM (8ZI4Y)

Eh....they were offered IIRC intially as '80s survival pulp...

His writing was better than most, I'd put Pendleton ahead of him.

The survival tips therein were for the part of the series I read sane enough and better than the TV "Jericho"...

Posted by: sven10077 at June 04, 2016 01:20 AM (g8Hfr)

466 Your cat is typing something up right now...
Posted by: Anna Puma
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Actually, both animals have curled up and called it a night. Which means I should also.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 04, 2016 01:21 AM (Z58Xa)

467 446
Not to mention, isn't DC a bit far north for that claim? Would have made the Civil War kind of tricky if DC were a slave state.
Posted by: Epobirs at June 04, 2016 01:08 AM (IdCqF)
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Maryland and Delaware were slave states --- and remained so until the 13th amendment was passed, well after the war.
The Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 only applied to Confederate States, not to Union ones like MD, KY, DE, etc.
Slavery was legal in DC until Congress passed an emancipation bill for the District in 1862.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 04, 2016 01:21 AM (T/5A0)

468
I'd love to ruin tomorrow by sitting up until I'm cross-eyed, but I'd better pop in my retainer and turn out the lights.

Night, all.

Posted by: iforgot at June 04, 2016 01:22 AM (5o5ek)

469 Thanks for the feedback on that series, think will give it a pass then. Lucifer's Hammer and Pulling Through will probably remain better options.

Mike Hammer, or they are lulling you into a false sense of security.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 04, 2016 01:24 AM (8ZI4Y)

470 iforgot, then don't go to Drudge

Posted by: chemjeff at June 04, 2016 01:25 AM (uAvJJ)

471 Weeds out the weak ones.

Some people are big fans of Steampunk a/c ... They have a blast at these things.

Posted by: Adriane the Sci Fi Critic ... at June 04, 2016 01:26 AM (AoK0a)

472 Sorry, Bourbon Chicken, but it isn't.

Zeppelin travel is strictly diesel-punk.

Diesel-punk. Because steampower isn't dirty enough.

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at June 04, 2016 01:26 AM (CeB+y)

473 The fool at the WaPo objected to the "money printing" graph. The fool didn't know what the Fed's balance sheet is, what M0 is, and looked to actual printing of physical FRNs to prove the ZH graph wrong.

This fool doesn't understand, nor does the WaPo apparently, or care, that the brunt of the money is in digital, reserve account form, created when the Fed buys shit to expand its balance sheet. Any fool can look at the size of the Fed's balance sheet and see the monetary base figures, M0. It's in the Fed's own damn data they publish every week.

But no, he didn't get that.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 04, 2016 01:26 AM (DW+jj)

474 469 Posted by: Anna Puma at June 04, 2016 01:24 AM (8ZI4Y)

I trust Dean Ing's work on "Pulling Through" more because he cites the Nuclear War Survival Skills material I often link to here.

http://www.oism.org/nwss/

That book applied well gives one the best chance to endure a fallout situation after a major atomic event.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 04, 2016 01:27 AM (g8Hfr)

475 462 You know, FOX could do a story, Ali is dead, then do a few minutes or so of a bio, etc, then move on back to the regular programming. But they've got to go all Ali, all the time.

I wonder if they get real time feedback on the ratings, and note this spikes it, or what....
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius)
----------------------------
I guess it does get good ratings.
Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Prince, now Ali.
They go on and on and on and on.


Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 04, 2016 01:27 AM (T/5A0)

476 #375

Considering how awful he looked at 61, in 2003, I'm not at all surprised.

This was an E3 press event for Microsoft's Xbox. One of the big deal parts of the presentation was that they'd finally reached an agreement with EA to have online multiplayer support. EA wanted their own online empire and amazingly thought console makers were just going to let them take over the platform.

As part of the presentation they trotted out a bunch of prominent pro athletes who were featured in the upcoming batch of games. The last to step out was Ali, a mere shadow of his former self. If you had no idea who he was and someone told you he was in his eighties, you'd have had no reason not to believe it. He was shrunken and trembling severely. I noticed the young players to each side of him kept nervously glancing to be ready to grab him in case he collapsed. He made it through the presentation and got a big standing ovation but a lot of us were severely creeped out as well. It always comes to mind when the subject of cumulative injuries among pro athletes comes up on the news. It also makes you wonder about some superhero characters who have been knocked unconscious countless times and taken even more blows to the head.

Posted by: Epobirs at June 04, 2016 01:28 AM (IdCqF)

477 Enticing. "Crown Vic, driven hard and abusively by people who didn't have to pay for maintenance, until a bureaucracy finally decided it was done for, and sprung for a replacement."

Posted by: Splunge at June 04, 2016 12:35 AM (iMxBJ)


Eh, they replace them when they have done X number of miles, or kilometers, as the case may be. I have two ex-government Suburbans in my fleet, one ex-cop, and one an ex-lighthouse keeper truck. Both are damned good rigs, and have had next to zero reliability issues. Brakes and tires, and batteries.


The only reason I have not bid on one of those ex-cop Crown Vics is that I really don't need one, although I'm sure it would be fun to have.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 04, 2016 01:28 AM (GSdpU)

478 Jim at June 04, 2016 01:19 AM (v5iqM)

I have often thought that Zeppelins would be great for the -stans as so many of the roads are hairpins & switch backs to go up mountains.

Load Zep. Go straight up & over. Save time & fuel.

Given the current state of unpleasantness, parachutes & survival rations for the pilot & crew ...

Posted by: Adriane the Technology Critic ... at June 04, 2016 01:30 AM (AoK0a)

479 I never really cared for Cassius Clay.
But out of respect of his passing, I might go cook a breakfast steak on my George Foreman grill.

Posted by: Chi at June 04, 2016 01:31 AM (iVfu6)

480 I read Lucifer's Hammer, that is a good book

Posted by: chemjeff at June 04, 2016 01:32 AM (uAvJJ)

481 Another plus for Ing's book is his handling of how one's survival shelter is a lifeboat. And one better think accordingly. Which can apply to any disaster situation.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 04, 2016 01:33 AM (8ZI4Y)

482 Anna Puma, were you the one to tell me about Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress? I've watched each episode as it's come out and it's really good.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 04, 2016 01:35 AM (VdICR)

483 Most motors that get regular maintenance in a fleet that beat on occasionally are better than a rarely driven Sunday car that was not given regular maintenance. Dirty oil kills faster than fast living.

Posted by: Willy J. at June 04, 2016 01:35 AM (LncQn)

484 481 Posted by: Anna Puma at June 04, 2016 01:33 AM (8ZI4Y)

If you don't want to help him put his nephew on a trebuchet by the third appearance you're wrong....

Posted by: sven10077 at June 04, 2016 01:36 AM (g8Hfr)

485 I wasn't the one to recommend that series. Glad you are enjoying it.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 04, 2016 01:36 AM (8ZI4Y)

486 476
Considering how awful he looked at 61, in 2003, I'm not at all surprised.
Posted by: Epobirs at June 04, 2016 01:28 AM (IdCqF)
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Based on your story, I guess the only surprise is that he made it another 13 years!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 04, 2016 01:39 AM (T/5A0)

487 We had blimps with huge cameras in Afghanistan. Anything human-sized could be spotted from miles away. There were stories about them being used by sergeants major to check for minor uniform infractions.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 04, 2016 01:40 AM (VdICR)

488 Yeah the nephew was the stereotype of the sheltered quivering bits of protoplasm that the American Left now thinks is the perfect Snowflake.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 04, 2016 01:40 AM (8ZI4Y)

489 >> Phoenix Comicon this weekend.

>Temps jumped to 115 ...


It's hotter than a Tauntaun's duodenum!

Posted by: Luke at June 04, 2016 01:41 AM (VGG67)

490 488 Posted by: Anna Puma at June 04, 2016 01:40 AM (8ZI4Y)

I got the Nook "The Rackham files" turns out the lead has talked to "Aliens" at any rate it was a prescient glimpse into Gen Tippy Cup

Posted by: sven10077 at June 04, 2016 01:41 AM (g8Hfr)

491 479 I never really cared for Cassius Clay.
But out of respect of his passing, I might go cook a breakfast steak on my George Foreman grill.
Posted by: Chi at June 04, 2016 01:31 AM (iVfu6)
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Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 04, 2016 01:43 AM (T/5A0)

492 >> Phoenix Comicon this weekend.



>Temps jumped to 115 ...
///

Does boob tape hold at those temps?

Posted by: Willy J. at June 04, 2016 01:43 AM (LncQn)

493 Did you read Systemic Shock and the sequels like Wild Country?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 04, 2016 01:43 AM (8ZI4Y)

494 Whoa. Allthecommentsare startingtoblurtogether.

Peacey'all. Out.

Posted by: mindful webworker fades from view at June 04, 2016 01:44 AM (YTvcG)

495 493 Posted by: Anna Puma at June 04, 2016 01:43 AM (8ZI4Y)

A decade and a half ago....he hamstrung the series never finishing book 4.

What is funny, and a credit to his gifts as a writer is fans demanding he finish it....in his what mid 80s 20 years later?

Posted by: sven10077 at June 04, 2016 01:45 AM (g8Hfr)

496 Even 90F in Dallas, the Furs have to watch themselves or heat stroke city. 115F, yikes.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 04, 2016 01:46 AM (8ZI4Y)

497 >Temps jumped to 115 ...

///
Does boob tape hold at those temps?


Only on the real ones.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 04, 2016 01:46 AM (T/cxb)

498 Only on the real ones.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 04, 2016 01:46 AM (T/cxb)


More's the pity.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 04, 2016 01:47 AM (GSdpU)

499 Boob tape aka Hairy Reed vs the Tape Machine.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 04, 2016 01:47 AM (8ZI4Y)

500 G'night, MWW.
Nice story about Mom.
I took my own Mom out to lunch today. Simple, but pleasant. She's only a couple miles away, so I see her 4 or 5 times a week. 78, looks and acts 58.

Posted by: Chi at June 04, 2016 01:48 AM (iVfu6)

501 Willy J:

It's hot enough to boil a monkey's bum, Your Majesty, he said, and she smiled quietly to herself.

She's a good Sheila and not a bit stuck-up.

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at June 04, 2016 01:49 AM (hRitO)

502 That is pretty impressive, but then again there is probably one or two fans who still want Gerrold to finish his Chtorr series.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 04, 2016 01:49 AM (8ZI4Y)

503 >>>Phoenix Comicon this weekend.

>Temps jumped to 115 ...

It's hotter than a Tauntaun's duodenum!
Posted by: Luke at June 04, 2016 01:41 AM (VGG67)<<<




Sorry, kid. It won't smell much better either.

Posted by: Han Solo at June 04, 2016 01:50 AM (H9MG5)

504 Gyros have tumbled. I'm punching out.

*ejects*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 04, 2016 01:51 AM (v5iqM)

505 I see Muhammad Ali died. What wisdom will the MSM give me about his passing? Bullshit and gloss mostly.

RIP Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.

Posted by: Willy J. at June 04, 2016 01:51 AM (LncQn)

506 How do you like your eggs, Margarita?

Posted by: Chi at June 04, 2016 01:51 AM (iVfu6)

507 453 436 The animals rioting and attacking people at the Golden Hair Weasel rallies do it because they know there's no risk, no consequences. And they know the people they attack can't shoot them, because you can't bring a weapon into a candidate event.

But some day, someone will shoot, and then, all hell will break loose.

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at June 04, 2016 01:00 AM (CeB+y)



Some SCA guy will bring a Bo Staff and teach them the meaning of "pain".

Posted by: cthulhu at June 04, 2016 01:14 AM (EzgxV)




For those who don't know the SCA or found out about them last week, the story is that there was a tourney where all historic arms were available and whoever held the field won. Various swordsmen vied to hold the field for a time, falling after ten minutes or twenty; one challenger or five.



Then a man dressed as a simple monk wielding a bo staff enlisted for combat, took the field, and held it for hours -- leaving undefeated due to prior engagements.



To put it mildly, SCA types are not your common pansies. An SCA event without some blood is hardly worth celebrating, and attendees who miss some bruising might as well have watched a movie. That an adept with a Bo held the field against all comers says a great deal.



The San Jose riots tipped some hands. If Trump recruits in some dojos, the Alinsky crowd might find themselves in an interesting situation.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 04, 2016 01:52 AM (EzgxV)

508 That is another evil of cons, after two days the funk of the unwashed masses can be considered a WMD.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 04, 2016 01:52 AM (8ZI4Y)

509 I remember a story Jim Baker told about Reagan once on some show right after Reagan's passing. He was visiting Britain, and was riding horses with the Queen. One of her horses was farting like crazy, and she finally said, "I apologize, Mr. President."

Reagan said, and Baker said he heard this with his own ears, "Well, that's okay, Your Majesty, but I just thought it was the horse."

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 04, 2016 01:53 AM (DW+jj)

510
>>>Gyros have tumbled. I'm punching out.

*ejects*

Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at June 04, 2016 01:51 AM (v5iqM)<<<




You no like-a the juice?!

Posted by: Hub's Gyros at June 04, 2016 01:53 AM (H9MG5)

511 Posted by: cthulhu at June 04, 2016 01:52 AM (EzgxV)

How long ago was this?

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at June 04, 2016 01:54 AM (R5HRU)

512 500 G'night, MWW.
Nice story about Mom.
I took my own Mom out to lunch today. Simple, but pleasant. She's only a couple miles away, so I see her 4 or 5 times a week. 78, looks and acts 58.

Posted by: Chi at June 04, 2016 01:48 AM (iVfu6)



You're lucky she doesn't act 22. 22-year-old women cause problems.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 04, 2016 01:55 AM (EzgxV)

513 502 That is pretty impressive, but then again there is probably one or two fans who still want Gerrold to finish his Chtorr series.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 04, 2016 01:49 AM (8ZI4Y)



I actually liked "The Man Who Folded Himself".

Posted by: cthulhu at June 04, 2016 01:56 AM (EzgxV)

514 Reagan said, and Baker said he heard this with his own ears, "Well, that's okay, Your Majesty, but I just thought it was the horse."

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 04, 2016 01:53 AM (DW+jj)


I'll bet you Her Majesty about bust a gut laughing at that, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 04, 2016 01:58 AM (GSdpU)

515 511 Posted by: cthulhu at June 04, 2016 01:52 AM (EzgxV)

How long ago was this?

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at June 04, 2016 01:54 AM (R5HRU)



1980's? The SCA has been around since the 60s.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 04, 2016 01:58 AM (EzgxV)

516 G'night Jim.
---
You're lucky she doesn't act 22. 22-year-old women cause problems.
Posted by: cthulhu
---------------
If Mom gets a tramp stamp & a nose ring, I'll let you know. If I don't drop dead, that is
She says Hi by the way. Asked how you were doing.

Posted by: Chi at June 04, 2016 01:59 AM (iVfu6)

517 Oyasumi minna

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 04, 2016 01:59 AM (8ZI4Y)

518 A couple months ago, a person I've known for a bit over thirty years demanded that anyone who had bad things to say about Obamacare and several other things should unfriend him on FaceBook. I thought about it and considered that one of the advantages would be not seeing David Gerrold's jackass ranting anymore. That made it easier.

Surprisingly, Mike has never asked me about the unfriending on the occasions I seen him since. A little disappointing because I had a little speech prepared for the moment, that it was at his behest that no badthought be allowed in the echo chamber.

Posted by: Epobirs at June 04, 2016 02:02 AM (IdCqF)

519 514 Reagan said, and Baker said he heard this with his own ears, "Well, that's okay, Your Majesty, but I just thought it was the horse."

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 04, 2016 01:53 AM (DW+jj)


I'll bet you Her Majesty about bust a gut laughing at that, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 04, 2016 01:58 AM (GSdpU)



If you tour Windsor Castle, one of the things you notice is that the audience rooms (each of which gets smaller toward the throne -- to make it seem bigger) are effectively armories of obsolete weapons. It's not like the queen is going to give you a backrub -- she speaks at the end of a series of chambers dedicated to cutting flesh, punching holes, and ending life. But you get to walk in calmly because you're not going to do anything that requires any of that......

Posted by: cthulhu at June 04, 2016 02:03 AM (EzgxV)

520 Anna:

Yeah, that's easy for you to say....

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at June 04, 2016 02:04 AM (CeB+y)

521 Poor little Kama the surfing pig. He doesn't know that Hawaiians have pigs for only one reason.
L.U.A.U.!!!

Posted by: keena at June 04, 2016 02:04 AM (RiTnx)

522 516 G'night Jim.
---
You're lucky she doesn't act 22. 22-year-old women cause problems.
Posted by: cthulhu
---------------
If Mom gets a tramp stamp & a nose ring, I'll let you know. If I don't drop dead, that is
She says Hi by the way. Asked how you were doing.

Posted by: Chi at June 04, 2016 01:59 AM (iVfu6)



"Hi" back to her. Doing OK -- scrambling around a bit for stupid reasons, but what else is new? Hope she and the rest of the Chi-laxy are doing well, despite the general squishiness.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 04, 2016 02:07 AM (EzgxV)

523 521 Poor little Kama the surfing pig. He doesn't know that Hawaiians have pigs for only one reason.
L.U.A.U.!!!

Posted by: keena at June 04, 2016 02:04 AM (RiTnx)



I have to admit, seeing Son of Kama pig-paddling in the water had me thinking "sharkbait".

Posted by: cthulhu at June 04, 2016 02:10 AM (EzgxV)

524 So after lunch, I stopped by a pawn shop looking for a cheap weedeater because mine took it's final shit a couple days ago.
They wanted $79 for an old beat up homeowner Toro. "Dude, I was on my way to Lowes to buy a brand new one for $89. I'll give you $35 for it."
He came down to $70. I came home, took my bad one apart & fixed it within an hour.
I'll be lucky if it lasts through the season, but I was happy.

Posted by: Chi at June 04, 2016 02:15 AM (iVfu6)

525 I can see a certain person, you know who, if he becomes President, actually slapping the Queen on her ass, and saying "Lighten up, Toots!" or something like that.

I can also see David Cameron say pissing him off, and he goes on twitter rant from the Oval Office or wherever the hell, at 3AM, and insults Cameron, calling him Dopey David, the Limey Poofter and then says something "and that goes for that old bag Queen of yours too!"

Or hell, makes a pass at Kate or something, or says "Your sister has got a great ass! Believe me. Awesome!"

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 04, 2016 02:21 AM (DW+jj)

526 524 So after lunch, I stopped by a pawn shop looking for a cheap weedeater because mine took it's final shit a couple days ago.
They wanted $79 for an old beat up homeowner Toro. "Dude, I was on my way to Lowes to buy a brand new one for $89. I'll give you $35 for it."
He came down to $70. I came home, took my bad one apart & fixed it within an hour.
I'll be lucky if it lasts through the season, but I was happy.

Posted by: Chi at June 04, 2016 02:15 AM (iVfu6)



I can't believe he's holding above $40 for a used weedeater. Pawnshops, being close to the action, normally know what things are worth.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 04, 2016 02:22 AM (EzgxV)

527 My boxing story. I thought I was King shit when I was 16. Dad showed me I wasn't in 2 ways.

1: He slapped me at will all through what was a fake fight to him that I thought was real.

2: My Dad is blind in his left eye and he took all I had to that side (I kinda knew he was but didn't think about that moment oh and I'm right handed) he ended up with a significant black eye and bruises. And I was a little confused by the rapidity of slaps but unharmed.

That day I learned my dad was in his youth a Golden Gloves Boxer and he cared more about teaching me a lesson than he cared about his personal pain.

(This boxing match was done using glove dad had given me as a present when I was14)


Posted by: Willy J. at June 04, 2016 02:22 AM (LncQn)

528 Or tweets something like, "Prince Charles, what a goof! Big Ears. Horseface wife. Ugly! -Potus T"

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 04, 2016 02:25 AM (DW+jj)

529 525 I can see a certain person, you know who, if he becomes President, actually slapping the Queen on her ass, and saying "Lighten up, Toots!" or something like that.

I can also see David Cameron say pissing him off, and he goes on twitter rant from the Oval Office or wherever the hell, at 3AM, and insults Cameron, calling him Dopey David, the Limey Poofter and then says something "and that goes for that old bag Queen of yours too!"

Or hell, makes a pass at Kate or something, or says "Your sister has got a great ass! Believe me. Awesome!"

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 04, 2016 02:21 AM (DW+jj)



I'd expect Trump to be well ahead of Clinton in that regard. "Is not the Trump Tower fabulous? Is it not World-Class? Is your Queen not Classy -- and yuge?"



Labelling Cameron "the Limey Poofter", OTOH, would be worth it for the humor.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 04, 2016 02:27 AM (EzgxV)

530 Publius:

Or he could do something really gauche, like give an iPod loaded with his speeches to the Queen, or a cheapo collection of 'classic movies,' or return the bust of Winston Churchill.....

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at June 04, 2016 02:30 AM (CeB+y)

531 So after lunch, I stopped by a pawn shop looking for a cheap weedeater because mine took it's final shit a couple days ago.
They wanted $79 for an old beat up homeowner Toro. "Dude, I was on my way to Lowes to buy a brand new one for $89. I'll give you $35 for it."
He came down to $70. I came home, took my bad one apart & fixed it within an hour.
I'll be lucky if it lasts through the season, but I was happy.

Posted by: Chi at June 04, 2016 02:15 AM (iVfu6)


Nice going, Chi! I have never been much for shopping at pawn shops. Most of the time, they want damn near retail for worn-out junk. Only exception, the car trailer I bought nigh-on 15 years ago from a weird, out-of-the-way pawn shop in Calgary run by a Russian Jew, straight out of Russia. Got it for $3000, which was a steal at the time. Had a big Knaack toolbox on it, too.


I did the weed-eater boogie last summer, too. Had an old Ryobi with both electric and recoil start. It was getting cranky, and hard to start and idle. Went to Lowes, bought a new one. It was junk, even missing pieces, could not get it to run at all. Took it back for a refund. Tore the Ryobi apart. Put new diaphragm and primer bulb in carburetor. Threw recoil start in garbage can; it was situated between the flywheel and clutch, instead of one the free end of the motor crankshaft, and really, really complicated the assembly. Bought a small AGM battery to replace the dead Nicads in the cranking battery. Got me through the whole summer that way. Started it up this week, and did a patch, and then the rain came and shut me down. One whiff of ether in the carb, and it started and idled fine, and revved up to full power when the throttle was opened. Still working fine.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 04, 2016 02:31 AM (GSdpU)

532 527 My boxing story. I thought I was King shit when I was 16. Dad showed me I wasn't in 2 ways.

1: He slapped me at will all through what was a fake fight to him that I thought was real.

2: My Dad is blind in his left eye and he took all I had to that side (I kinda knew he was but didn't think about that moment oh and I'm right handed) he ended up with a significant black eye and bruises. And I was a little confused by the rapidity of slaps but unharmed.

That day I learned my dad was in his youth a Golden Gloves Boxer and he cared more about teaching me a lesson than he cared about his personal pain.

(This boxing match was done using glove dad had given me as a present when I was14)


Posted by: Willy J. at June 04, 2016 02:22 AM (LncQn)



Where is he now? Some appreciation in that direction would likely be appropriate.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 04, 2016 02:33 AM (EzgxV)

533 Oh, no, even he's not that declasse. I don't think anyone would be that damned.....oh, wait.

He'd give the Queen something really classy, luxurious, and YUGE. Gold plated, too, I'm sure. Maybe a gold plated bust of Churchill?

Or maybe he could gold-plate that desk, made out of wood from that ship or whatever it is.

He'll make the Special Relationship Special again, and classy. Unless they piss him off, of course.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 04, 2016 02:35 AM (DW+jj)

534 Publius:


Or he could do something really gauche, like give an iPod loaded
with his speeches to the Queen, or a cheapo collection of 'classic
movies,' or return the bust of Winston Churchill.....Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at June 04, 2016 02:30 AM (CeB+y)///

He could do even worse and give a$15,000 dollar golden Hollywood dildo.

Yeah he probably can't shoot under Obama's gift by accident.

Posted by: Willy J. at June 04, 2016 02:36 AM (LncQn)

535 533 Oh, no, even he's not that declasse. I don't think anyone would be that damned.....oh, wait.

He'd give the Queen something really classy, luxurious, and YUGE. Gold plated, too, I'm sure. Maybe a gold plated bust of Churchill?

Or maybe he could gold-plate that desk, made out of wood from that ship or whatever it is.

He'll make the Special Relationship Special again, and classy. Unless they piss him off, of course.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 04, 2016 02:35 AM (DW+jj)



Y'know what -- he could give ol' queenie-baby a gold-plated 3D-printed bust of Churchill and make me proud....and Liz would probably say nice things about Trump Hotels because class.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 04, 2016 02:38 AM (EzgxV)

536 You know, I'd bet that a President Trump would be quite gracious and respectful to Queen Elizabeth. The Brit politicians, who have been mostly scornful of him, not so much.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 04, 2016 02:38 AM (GSdpU)

537 That was all on purpose, of course. O scratching his nose with his middle finger at the Queen and the UK. Colonialism and all. He hates them with passion. Almost as much as he hates the US, as founded.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 04, 2016 02:39 AM (DW+jj)

538 Well, I have to go get horizontal. Night, all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 04, 2016 02:42 AM (GSdpU)

539 I think he would too, actually. I mean, he's Rodney Dangerfield from Caddyshack, and he's be Al whatshisname trying to be nice as he could be.

And what I'll just love is Melania, our FLILF. Just imagine her all decked out looking like a billion bucks standing next to all the royalty and actually outdoing them.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 04, 2016 02:43 AM (DW+jj)

540 Where is he now? Some appreciation in that direction would likely be appropriate.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 04, 2016 02:33 AM (EzgxV)///He's upstairs no not that upstairs. I'm at his house in the basement. He doesn't need daily care but his house is closer to my work so I just visit my house on the weekends. I should go out tomorrow and buy steak though.

Posted by: Willy J. at June 04, 2016 02:44 AM (LncQn)

541 AOP,
Back when money flowed like wine, I used to hit this place every month because they're always FULL of tools. They like to price things at retail, but I usually picked stuff up for 40% of their sticker.

I haven't been up there in a couple years, but man, have they changed.
He also had a second weedeater, so I asked what he wanted for it - "same price, but that one doesn't run." WTF?

I lucked out. Turns out the throttle cable on mine was just really stretched. It's a cheapo Ryobi, too. I am NOT spending money on parts for the thing (at least 4 yrs old now), so I opened a beer while I thought about a solution...
I tied a knot in the cable, re-attached it & buttoned everything back up.
Runs great for now.
I'll wait a week or two before I re-allocate the money I had set aside to hookers & blow.

Posted by: Chi at June 04, 2016 02:47 AM (iVfu6)

542 It's an anagram.

Posted by: Patina Awry Newt at June 04, 2016 02:47 AM (QGkuq)

543 Hell, if I were president, one of the first things I'd do after Jan. 20th, is have a ceremony placing that Churchill bust back in the Oval Office. Hell, if they'd do it, I'd have William and Kate actually on hand to ceremonially place it, and have them play "God Save the Queen" and then "Jerusalem" or something right at the WH.

While I'd hate to do it, I'd even have Chuckles and Camilla do it, if that's who it had to be or something. Protocol and all that shit.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 04, 2016 02:50 AM (DW+jj)

544
He'd give the Queen something really classy, luxurious, and YUGE. Gold plated, too, I'm sure. Maybe a gold plated bust of Churchill?

Or maybe he could gold-plate that desk, made out of wood from that ship or whatever it is.

He'll make the Special Relationship Special again, and classy. Unless they piss him off, of course.
Posted by: publius
!-----------------
The Resolute Desk, I believe.
And no, it would probably be a gold plated bust of himself.


G'night, AOP.

Posted by: Chi at June 04, 2016 02:51 AM (iVfu6)

545 Now that almost everyone's gone, I'd like to take this chance to remind everyone that tomorrow (starting at 9:39 *p.m.*) all orders at the link in my nic get free shipping with the code "Horde" as a thank you for the Horde being willing to test the website.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at June 04, 2016 02:52 AM (GDulk)

546 Polliwog,
I thought of you yesterday - going a different booze shop than usual, I parked right in front of a store named "Knit Wits." Heh.

Posted by: Chi at June 04, 2016 02:55 AM (iVfu6)

547 Polliwog the 'Ette at June 04, 2016 02:52 AM (GDulk)


hmmmmm. I dunno. You might be a cleverly concealed MACHINES FOR SALE bot ...

Posted by: Adriane the Suspicious Critic ... at June 04, 2016 02:58 AM (AoK0a)

548 I'm Ok voting for Trump but if he puts his feet up on the Resolute desk he should be drawn and quartered.

Posted by: Willy J. at June 04, 2016 02:59 AM (LncQn)

549 Posted by: Chi at June 04, 2016 02:55 AM (iVfu6)

That's very cute. Although I like puns my unholy adoration of alliteration is all I can blame for Knit'n Kitten. Although I think our logo is totally awesome.

I didn't get the notice posted until so late because I was putting up new listings. I should probably call it a night myself so I can get even more posted so I won't embarrass myself in front of the Horde.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at June 04, 2016 03:02 AM (GDulk)

550 Posted by: Adriane the Suspicious Critic ... at June 04, 2016 02:58 AM (AoK0a)

I promise, not even the simplest screw or incline plane are for sale at the site.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at June 04, 2016 03:03 AM (GDulk)

551 Night all.

Here is "Leva" by Witchcraft:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOxcBUpW2s8

Posted by: The Political Hat at June 04, 2016 03:14 AM (vBeA5)

552
I want a gold plated bust of the late, great, and sorely missed, Baroness Thatcher in the Oval Office.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 04, 2016 03:16 AM (iQIUe)

553 "I promise, not even the simplest screw or incline plane are for sale at the site."
-Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at June 04, 2016 03:03 AM (GDulk)

That leaves levers, wheels, wedges and pulleys as possible items?

*folds arms*

*tilts head*

*glowers*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 04, 2016 03:18 AM (OQ9R7)

554 I really just checked-in to post this video. It is the most amazing video about the inside world of creating stand-up comedy that I've ever seen

It includes Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Louis C.K. and Ricky Gervais:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjexNoJ3WGQ

It is Forty-Nine minutes long, so save it to your bookmarks and watch it at your leisure.

I found it fascinating. But that's just me.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 04, 2016 03:22 AM (OQ9R7)

555 I don't think it is safe to leave eggs out at room temperature for two days, even if they are in wine vinegar. I would do that recipe but then refrigerate.

Posted by: mullingthingsover at June 04, 2016 03:23 AM (zKZuP)

556 This is another fine mess you've gotten me into!

Posted by: Mohammed Ollie at June 04, 2016 03:25 AM (3J5R5)

557 Looks like you're doing really good work there, Polli.
I'll be sure to check back in a day or so, and place an order to try to help you - I can't do much, but it looks like you're doing the work of Saints.
G'night.

Posted by: Chi at June 04, 2016 03:26 AM (iVfu6)

558 levers, and wheels, and pulleys ... OH MY!

Posted by: Adriane the Movie Critic ... at June 04, 2016 03:28 AM (AoK0a)

559 Good evening everyone,

Nice ONT.

The cinematic mistakes was a fun read. I haven't seen the Graduate but it appears that the ending became more true to life, and therefore more meaningful.

Dare I ask what we are talking about?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at June 04, 2016 03:29 AM (hipNa)

560 552
I want a gold plated bust of the late, great, and sorely missed, Baroness Thatcher in the Oval Office.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 04, 2016 03:16 AM (iQIUe)
============
This reminds me of the latest Ken Follett book I ready. Edge of Eternity, chronicling the 60's through late 90's, culminating in the inauguration of Obama in an epilogue. Revolting. Didn't even mention Thatcher. Reagan was a mass murderer. Carter didn't even get a mention. LBJ pushed through civil rights, yet Republicans in Congress didn't get a mention. All Republicans were awful people, one of them regularly paying for hand jobs at a massage parlor, while all Democrats were upright important people. One of the black law clerks was having an affair with Kennedy and he paid for her abortion. USSR failed because Gorbachev was a reformer. Reagan didn't do anything, Bush didn't do anything, Thatcher didn't even appear in the book and PJPII was mentioned for being Polish but not for pushing back against Communism. They even said the "tear down that wall" speech didn't do anything and that after the fact Republicans just took credit for it. Gorbachev was just a heck of a guy.

Couldn't even finish the epilogue. Awful. And I usually love reading him.

Posted by: mullingthingsover at June 04, 2016 03:31 AM (zKZuP)

561 This is another fine mess you've gotten me into!

Mohammed Ollie


I'm sari ...

Posted by: Harrah Ah Dee at June 04, 2016 03:32 AM (AoK0a)

562 Good luck Polli

My boxing story, my dad bought me tiny boxing gloves when I was born. hmmmm... Trying to make me a natural born fighter? I am stubborn, um, strong willed.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at June 04, 2016 03:37 AM (hipNa)

563 *tips cap*

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*radio silence*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 04, 2016 03:38 AM (OQ9R7)

564 G'night, Slap.
I guess i should try to get some shut-eye myself...

Posted by: Chi at June 04, 2016 03:40 AM (iVfu6)

565 Good night all,

May you have a restful sleep.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at June 04, 2016 03:46 AM (hipNa)

566 Froat rike buttahfry
Sting rike bee
Wish evlyone goodnight
On O.N.T.

Posted by: Myokohammed Ollie at June 04, 2016 03:51 AM (3J5R5)

567 Posted by: mullingthingsover at June 04, 2016 03:31 AM (zKZuP)

=========
Follett is an uber lefty twat. He must be desperate for money to write such crap.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 04, 2016 03:56 AM (iQIUe)

568 Posted by: mullingthingsover at June 04, 2016 03:31 AM (zKZuP)

==============
p.s.: Give me Frederick Forsyth any day.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 04, 2016 03:59 AM (iQIUe)

569 I not only clean your clock. I also disassemble and reassemble it.

Posted by: Ahmed Mohammed Ali at June 04, 2016 04:02 AM (3J5R5)

570 Roses are red,
Paul McCartney sings some good ones,
I'm listening to them on youtube
As the yawns, they start to comes ...

Good Night, all ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at June 04, 2016 04:05 AM (AoK0a)

571 time is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-giw9ma68fU

F you, clock boi!

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 04, 2016 04:08 AM (JjXV+)

572 that's what we said, honky.

Posted by: Chambers Brothers at June 04, 2016 04:42 AM (JjXV+)

573 well, since it looks like i put the thread to sleep, and because the 70's thread killed my overtaxed browser, every time i tried to open it, lemme offer up the time appropriate offerings here...

Rory Gallagher

Moonchild

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYlc56Awtlo


Posted by: Chambers Brothers at June 04, 2016 04:55 AM (JjXV+)

574 "That beating that Larry Holmes put on Ali at the end of his career did him in. It's hard to watch if you put up the video. He was still standing when the inept ref finally stopped the beating."

When I was a kid they had boxing on TV every week. One of the fights I saw was the one where Emile Griffith pounded Benny Paret and Paret died a few days later. At the weigh-in Paret had called Griffith a "maricon", a Spanish gay slur, because Griffith was a hairdresser. Many year later Griffith did indeed come out as gay.

Posted by: FOAF at June 04, 2016 04:57 AM (p0JMG)

575 and, no thanks to any hamsters who may or not be involved with things, here are, after only a minor delay

Be Bop Deluxe

Sleep That Burns

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z6V8rD9dCk

Posted by: Chambers Brothers at June 04, 2016 05:06 AM (JjXV+)

576 Good Morning Everyone that is not here.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Thused Trump-a-lump-a at June 04, 2016 05:31 AM (WVsWD)

577 Everyone talks about going back in time and killing Hitler. But no one says that about Yoko.
Where are the priorities, people?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 04, 2016 05:35 AM (GdFQh)

578 "Where are the priorities, people?"

Chain of events kind of thing. Go back in time and kill schikelgruber, culture changes, no Beatles, no chance for a factory worker in Liverpool to meet a f-list Japanese singer.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Thused Trump-a-lump-a at June 04, 2016 05:39 AM (WVsWD)

579 I wonder if his family can still prop up Ali and roll him out for a few more paid personal appearances before they finally give it up.

That has been disturbing to see for a long time.

Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at June 04, 2016 05:42 AM (95vkd)

580 Need coffee
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at June 04, 2016 05:45 AM (3wHFl)

581 Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are joining Europe on their Code of Conduct to stop "hate speach" which will be defined as anything that isn't leftist thought soon.

Posted by: Skip at June 04, 2016 05:53 AM (3wHFl)

582 >>Chain of events kind of thing. Go back in time and kill schikelgruber, culture changes, no Beatles, no chance for a factory worker in Liverpool to meet a f-list Japanese singer.

Actually I think Stephen Fry had a novel about that.
Same results in the end, though.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 04, 2016 06:04 AM (GdFQh)

583 Hi Skip and Tim in Ilinois.

This is becoming a bad habit for me now.
Haven't slept yet.
Need to be awake for the pet thread.

Posted by: L, Elle at June 04, 2016 06:08 AM (6IPEM)

584 Good Morning L,elle. Alarm Clock's don't work for you?

Posted by: Tim in Illinois. Thused Trump-a-lump-a at June 04, 2016 06:14 AM (WVsWD)

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