Overnight Open Thread (6-2-2016)

Quote of the Day

What's most depressing about it is that people actually pay money to attend Oberlin. Heck, $50,586 a year is nearly a thousand bucks a week, and imagine all the fun things you could do with that kind of money. You could develop a heroin addiction, for example. A teenage junkie could spend four years shooting up and, by age 22, would probably be less confused than a typical Oberlin graduate.

Oh, sure, it's probably a bad thing to be addicted to heroin, but you never hear a junkie babbling about "frames of intersectionality," do you?

-- RSM in Oberlin College Is Decadent and Depraved

Social Media Round-Up

Facebook Begins Tracking Non-Users Around the Internet

Facebook Could Be Eavesdropping On Conversations Near Your Phone

Anything that you're doing on your phone, Facebook is watching." the professor said. Now how do you prove that? Professor Kelli tested out her theory by enabling the microphone feature, and talked about her desire to go on a safari, informing about the mode of transport she would take. "I'm really interested in going on an African safari. I think it'd be wonderful to ride in one of those jeeps," she said aloud, phone in hand. The results were shocking, as less than 60 seconds later, the first post on her Facebook feed was about a safari story out of nowhere, which was then revealed that the story had been posted three hours earlier. And, after mentioning a jeep, a car ad also appeared on her page.

Twitter Suspends Accounts Parodying Vladimir Putin

Internet Giants Join Forces to Fight "Hate Speech" in Europe

fighthatespeechint

Japan Report - Part 2

So while I was in Yokohama I attended a Japanese baseball game which I had wanted to do for a long time. It was the Yokohama Baystars vs. the Hanshin Tigers. Since most Japanese baseball terms are taken from English and a lot of the announcements were done in English, I had no problem following the game. Professional baseball has been in Japan for almost a century - long enough for them to develop their own traditions such as the belief that the soil in Meiji-Jingu Stadium is practically hallowed ground or the Curse of Colonel Sanders.

For the most part it was very similar to attending an MLB game but with some uniquely Japanese twists such as serving sushi and sake along with the traditional fare. There are also specific cheering sections in the stands which are very organized and synchronized with cheers and songs during the game and who are allowed to bring in flags and drums. They also practice during non-game days. And then there were the beer girls who are cute, young girls in short skirts who run up and down the stands all game with a pony keg strapped to their backs selling you beers at inflated prices which you gladly pay.

Most Japanese teams have at least one or two foreign players. It used to be that Japan was where American baseball players went to keep on playing for a few more years after their MLB career was over. But recently Japan has become something of an alternative minor league for the MLB with some promising players stuck in the minors opting to go to Japan for a year or two to make some money and hopefully improve their skills enough to make it to The Show in the US. Interestingly the manager of Yokohama Baystars, Alex Ramirez formerly of the Cleveland Indians, is the only one of the few foreigners to ever manage a team in Japan.

This particular game was tied after 9 innings and then again after 12 innings. I started stretching and preparing to settle in for the long haul when all of a sudden the announcers declared the final result and people started leaving. I had forgotten that in Japan games are limited to 12 innings no matter what the score while in the US games continue until someone is ahead at the bottom of the inning or no more pitchers are available.

game1_1 game2_1

"Coincidence Detector": The Google Chrome Extension Alt Right Types Use to Track Jews

Apparently it's a thing now for white supremacists and Alt Right types to enclose the names of Jews on the web with triple parentheses i.e. Mark (((Levin))). As one user described it, "It's closed captioning for the Jew-blind" which just happens to help people more effectively direct their hate tweets. It also has the side benefit of being effectively unsearchable on search engines and social media. But of course it gets tedious having to manually label Jews all day so now there's a Chrome extension, Coincidence Detector, that does it for you. It crosschecks all names on web pages with it's database of Jews and Jewish-sounding names along with cucks and other Untermenschen and automatically applies the echo operator '(((x)))' so you know who they are.

Note that AoSHQ Prime members actually already get this for free in the Boobage Detector feature - just uncheck everything in the Options menu including Moronettes Only and then check just the Shadayim box with Min Size set to zero.

Obama Regulators Lose Case to Apply Future Laws to the Past

Congratulations  - you may already be a future criminal.

The Obama administration Medicare administrators tried to fine therapy provider Caring Hearts $800,000 for violating regulations back in 2008 that were not even issued until 2010. The judge's opinion is well-written, quite readable for a non-lawyer, and damning to the government.

This case has taken us to a strange world where the government itself -- the very "expert" agency responsible for promulgating the "law" no less - seems unable to keep pace with its own frenetic lawmaking. A world Madison worried about long ago, a world in which the laws are "so voluminous they cannot be read" and constitutional norms of due process, fair notice, and even the separation of powers seem very much at stake. But whatever else one might say about our visit to this place, one thing seems to us certain: an agency decision that loses track of its own controlling regulations and applies the wrong rules in order to penalize private citizens can never stand. Indeed, we would not be surprised if -- should Caring Hearts bring an otherwise eligible application for costs and fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2412(d) - CMS were to accept on remand that its positions in this case were not "substantially justified."

...The district court's order affirming the agency's denial of relief under § 1395pp is vacated and this matter is remanded to the district court with instructions to return the case to the agency promptly for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.

Univision Anchor Booed, Heckled for Speaking Spanish, Attacking Trump During Cal State Fullerton Commencement Speech

Follow the logic, that only a journalist can truly understand, apparently.

Salinas chooses to use a commencement speech to divide her audience along cultural and political lines. She insults the English speaking audience by purposely delivering comments in a language that they could not understand. She encourages them to chuck out any journalistic ethics they may have learned at college by encouraging the new graduates to "use the tools of media to rebut political figures such as Donald Trump."

And when the graduates use their voices and their 1st amendment rights to communicate their opposing opinion to her rude and radical message, she blames Donald Trump.

Obama's Job Approval Reaches 51%, Highest of His Second Term

It beats the fuck out of me. All I can think is that the less he's in the public eye the more LIVs tend to replace the actual Obama with their imagined fantasy version of a President Obama in their minds. Note that this has implications for which party is more likely to win the 2016 election.

Why the "Scar Tissue" Excuse for Hillary's Document Destruction Fails

Because Hillary was destroying records and lying about it long before she ever came to Washington DC. It's her nature and has been her entire working life.

Reason #22 the Libertarian Party is Going Nowhere This Year

Just like they did in 2012 and 2008 and...

And then you had this:

It just so happens that a Comic Con is also being held at the Rosen Center this weekend: people dressed as Harry Potter, the Hulk and "Star Wars" characters have had to walk by the Libertarian booths to make it to their own convention.

The Man who snuck into the Vietnam War Zone to Buy his Best Friends a Beer

The ultimate beer run.

"A lot of my friends were serving in Vietnam. I just wanted to go over there and buy them all a beer. That's what I did". John 'Chickie' Donohue was a civilian merchant marine from New York City who conned his way into Vietnam at the height of the war to search for his enlisted three best friends and deliver them some beer, mid-combat.
beerrun1 beerrun2

Miami Bans Coconut Palms

See if you can guess why before reading the story. It's the story of our age.

Behold the Gwyneth Paltrow Golden Dildo

Just a mere $15,000. For women who get off on spending their husband's money on insanely over-priced status symbols peddled by Hollywood's most oblivious rich girl.

paltrowgoldendildo

Yahoo group. That is all.

And my lo-fi Twitter spew.

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Comments

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1 'Lo, 'rons....

Posted by: cthulhu at June 02, 2016 11:32 PM (EzgxV)

2 Two?

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at June 02, 2016 11:33 PM (VSenK)

3 Top Ten?

Posted by: Ray, it's just Ray Period at June 02, 2016 11:34 PM (LKFFy)

4 I really hope the Sharks can turn it around.

Posted by: Frank Waturi - Advertising Dept: American Panoscope at June 02, 2016 11:34 PM (jjNBN)

5 Soggy waterlogged Texas greetings, Horde!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 02, 2016 11:35 PM (v5iqM)

6 Baseball in Japan. Thank General MacArthur?

Posted by: CMU VET at June 02, 2016 11:36 PM (ejB0r)

7 TopTen?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 02, 2016 11:36 PM (jzvl8)

8 Hoooooorde!!!!


So. I'm in a tiny ass hotel room with 5 other people for the next couple of days while we do the theme park thing in Orlando.

And I drove down here, just under 3 hours, with my two drunken midgets and my nephew. We have built in bluray/dvd in the van. Put movie on. Nephew would not shut up. I don't think we ever got more than about 30 seconds continuous silence out of him. Love that kid, but DAYUM.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at June 02, 2016 11:37 PM (jaSBw)

9 A coconut palm will kill you dead. If it is not a coconut, the fronds weigh damn near 10,000 lbs, each. Then there is the bubonic plague and syphilis spread by the rats that nest in them.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at June 02, 2016 11:37 PM (P/kVC)

10 A soggy hello back at you, Jim.

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit at June 02, 2016 11:37 PM (nvMvs)

11 I figured this is weird enough to post in the ONT:

Switzerland opened the world's largest tunnel & celebrated with some serious WTF?

https://tinyurl.com/ztxovn6

Posted by: Josephistan at June 02, 2016 11:37 PM (7qAYi)

12 May TrigglyPuff or Lena never discover the Japanese beer girls.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 02, 2016 11:37 PM (4P9Xl)

13 Woot woot ONT

My guess even if you didn't know any language, baseball is baseball.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 02, 2016 11:38 PM (voOPb)

14 And the hobos are going blind drunk off of tuba.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at June 02, 2016 11:38 PM (P/kVC)

15 4 I really hope the Sharks can turn it around.
Posted by: Frank Waturi - Advertising Dept: American Panoscope at June 02, 2016 11:34 PM (jjNBN)

Yes, I for one don't want to see Sid "The Mewling Quim" Crosby get another Stanley Cup ring.

Posted by: Josephistan at June 02, 2016 11:38 PM (7qAYi)

16 "A soggy hello back at you, Jim."


How you doing there, Michael?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 02, 2016 11:39 PM (jzvl8)

17
DarthPutinKGB has released from the twitter gulag!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 02, 2016 11:39 PM (iQIUe)

18 Hiya!

Posted by: Alana at June 02, 2016 11:39 PM (Ib3dT)

19 For ChemJeff some appropriate art

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/chemistry-heroes-ArtNauka-10.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 02, 2016 11:39 PM (4P9Xl)

20 6 Baseball in Japan. Thank General MacArthur?
Posted by: CMU VET at June 02, 2016 11:36 PM (ejB0r)

Nope, the Japanese have loved baseball since the late 19th-Century. Babe Ruth & other All-Stars of that era had a famous barnstorming tour of Japan.

Posted by: Josephistan at June 02, 2016 11:39 PM (7qAYi)

21 Thanks, Maet!

(((maetenloch)))

ISWYDT

Posted by: speedster1 at June 02, 2016 11:41 PM (vUcdz)

22 I'm not so worried so as long the rain cools off the next couple days. Crick can handle it. After that......we got trouble.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 02, 2016 11:42 PM (jzvl8)

23 Note that AoSHQ Prime members actually already get this for free in the Boobage Detector feature - just uncheck everything in the Options menu including Moronettes Only and then check just the Shadayim box with Min Size set to zero.


Factory settings are for shape shifters

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 02, 2016 11:42 PM (voOPb)

24 Another beer story, from WWII of RAF Spitfires equipped with underwing beer kegs.

http://427squadron.com/history/stories/beer_spitfire.html

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 02, 2016 11:42 PM (4P9Xl)

25 Yeah, well, I thought so.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at June 02, 2016 11:43 PM (AroJD)

26 Ok, so Miami is banning coconut palms just because some guy named 'Elvis Cruz' thinks he is some sort of Johnny Appleseed. Sounds like a personal problem.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at June 02, 2016 11:43 PM (P/kVC)

27 All cats are girls. They just are.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at June 02, 2016 11:43 PM (MNgU2)

28 Tom Selleck had an amusing (not quite funny....just...amusing) movie about baseball in Japan.

Mr. Baseball.

Probably worth a Netflix when you've run out of most everything else worth watching.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 02, 2016 11:43 PM (v5iqM)

29 All cats are girls. They just are.

Nyah???

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 02, 2016 11:44 PM (4P9Xl)

30 I'm guessing coconut palms were outlawed because professors were making radios out of them and picking up Radio Free Cuba.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 02, 2016 11:44 PM (mvenn)

31 29 All cats are girls. They just are.

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

Nyah???

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 02, 2016 11:44 PM (4P9Xl)




*dies*

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at June 02, 2016 11:45 PM (jaSBw)

32 "Interestingly the manager of Yokohama Baystars, Alex Ramirez formerly of
the Cleveland Indians, is the only foreign team manager ever in Japan."

Not true. Leo Durocher was hired to manage in Japan after he'd been fired by his last MLB team, the Houston Astros. He lasted less than on eyear.

In his "as told to" autobiography, "Nice Guys Finish Last", Durocher told a revealing story about Japan. It seems that in one game, the umpire made a decision that Durocher thought was outrageous. Durocher turned to his translator and asked him for something really awful that he could call the umpire. The translator said something; and Durocher marched up to the umpire and barked it at him. The umpire, horrified, immediately threw him out of the game. As he was leaving, Durocher asked the translator, "By the way, what did I say?" "Oh," the translator replied, "you called him a dirty Korean."

Posted by: Brown Line at June 02, 2016 11:46 PM (a5bF3)

33 31 BC

>>> *dies*

Say Hi! To buzzion for us.

Posted by: speedster1 at June 02, 2016 11:46 PM (vUcdz)

34 A bonk on the head by a coconut will just make you smile funny and maybe lose your memory until someone else bonks you on the head. Saw it on TV.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 02, 2016 11:46 PM (IqV8l)

35 "All cats are girls. They just are."


There are "dude" cats. I don't like "fixin' an animal.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 02, 2016 11:48 PM (jzvl8)

36 It's a couple weeks old but:
Twitter cuts off CIA, continues selling info to Russia

http://preview.tinyurl.com/z7byjnk

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at June 02, 2016 11:48 PM (hVdx9)

37 Can I vote for John Chicke Donahue for president?

Posted by: Ron Jeremy at June 02, 2016 11:49 PM (LYCUN)

38 Did Sidney Crosby cheat at Facebooking?

Did Facebook know Sidney wanted to cheat?

Had beers at a bar and one of the other beers on the menu was Shark Attack something, and it made me think of Sidney.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at June 02, 2016 11:49 PM (b0FQi)

39 Then there is the bubonic plague and syphilis spread by the rats that nest in them.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at June 02, 2016 11:37 PM (P/kVC)


Yeah, that rodent syphilis is a bitch.

Posted by: Richard Gere at June 02, 2016 11:50 PM (+lVUW)

40 Muldoon - was your dad's unit not involved in much fun n' games after Rome, or you suspending diary entries for another reason?

Posted by: rhomboid at June 02, 2016 11:36 PM (QDnY+)


****

Little bit of both I suppose.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at June 02, 2016 11:50 PM (mvenn)

41 Obama's approval? The same people were polled who put BJ Clinton at 70 % during his impeachment. The Mary Cloggensteins of Vermont.

Posted by: Jen the original at June 02, 2016 11:51 PM (Qr5Me)

42 *backs slowly away from the thread*

Who knew 'Nyah???' was a killing word.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 02, 2016 11:51 PM (4P9Xl)

43 Hasata Nighty....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 02, 2016 11:51 PM (jzvl8)

44 http://427squadron.com/history/stories/beer_spitfire.html


Posted by: Anna Puma at June 02, 2016 11:42 PM (4P9Xl)

Anna Puma, been meaning to tell you thanks for all the great military history and insight you bring. Since I de-lurked for the night, I wanted to be sure to get this in.

Posted by: tbodie at June 02, 2016 11:51 PM (RDM5+)

45 Oh and go, Pens innat

Posted by: the littl shyning man at June 02, 2016 11:52 PM (b0FQi)

46 9 A coconut palm will kill you dead. If it is not a coconut, the fronds weigh damn near 10,000 lbs, each. Then there is the bubonic plague and syphilis spread by the rats that nest in them.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at June 02, 2016 11:37 PM (P/kVC)


Even worse, driving over one of those fronds will rip the crap out of your truck tires. Do not ask how I know this.

Posted by: Splunge at June 02, 2016 11:53 PM (iMxBJ)

47 Maet: Do they serve hotdogs at Japanese games?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 02, 2016 11:54 PM (9mTYi)

48 35 "All cats are girls. They just are."


There are "dude" cats. I don't like "fixin' an animal.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 02, 2016 11:48 PM (jzvl


No.... all cats are Pussy's.... they just are...

Posted by: Don Quixote at June 02, 2016 11:55 PM (qf6WZ)

49 A man who has sex with a rat might just deserve syphilis. Unless that rat is named Haven Monahan.

Posted by: Splunge at June 02, 2016 11:55 PM (iMxBJ)

50 I know some of y'all don't frequent the day threads at all, but I wanted to mention that Sharkman made a post today in the "Yale" thread from just after lunch.
Very moving, and quite beautiful. Maybe take a gander.
#32, I think.

Posted by: Chi at June 02, 2016 11:55 PM (hZtAR)

51 Thanks for the Japanese baseball report, Maet.


But I think the Hokkaido team the "Fighters" (many call them the "Fighting Hams" because their sponsor - Japanese teams have one prime sponsor/owner - is Nippon Ham company) won the Japan Series a few years ago under an American manager. Forget his name.


My game was at the Tigers' home field in Osaka. Against the Hiroshima Carp.


As I recall, the Sapporo girls were in pink, the Asahi girls were in blue?


Anyway, the chants and cheers and songs are pretty amusing.


I think each team is limited to a certain number of foreign players (3?). One of the Tigers' key players for years has been their American second baseman, who hit a game-winning homer at the game I attended.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 02, 2016 11:55 PM (QDnY+)

52 Evenin' everyone. Still over 100 outside.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 02, 2016 11:55 PM (T/cxb)

53 Evening horde.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 02, 2016 11:55 PM (hlMPp)

54 47 Maet: Do they serve hotdogs at Japanese games?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 02, 2016 11:54 PM (9mTYi)



Is it like they do pizza, where they'll have squid frankfurters with seaweed topping?

Posted by: cthulhu at June 02, 2016 11:55 PM (EzgxV)

55 Bobby Valentine has also managed a baseball team in Japan

Posted by: ThunderB at June 02, 2016 11:55 PM (zOTsN)

56 So are you supposed to steam your hoo-ha before or after using the golden dildo? Or perhaps both?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at June 02, 2016 11:57 PM (0mRoj)

57 Prosecutor WILL NOT charge two white St. Louis cops over fatal shooting of black 18-year-old Mansur Ball-Bey- saying they did it in self-defense

Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce called Mansur Ball-Bey's August 2015 death 'a tragedy in every aspect of the word'

Joyce said the officers and a witness reported that an armed Ball-Bey ran from a home during a drug and gun raid

Both officers have said they fired at Ball-Bey at the same time after he pointed a gun at one of them, though one officer missed, according to Joyce

http://goo.gl/O9YtVU

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 02, 2016 11:57 PM (iQIUe)

58 Fitting and just that Hillary Clinton is likely to be sent packing for covering up her transgressions and the transgressions of her hirelings. Remember she got her start doing exactly the same to Nixon. It took damn near 50 years but the pay back apparently will be achieved. Hopefully her last goodbye wave will be as she boards a helicopter.

Posted by: Spoonman at June 02, 2016 11:57 PM (PcHwJ)

59 55 Bobby Valentine has also managed a baseball team in Japan

Posted by: ThunderB at June 02, 2016 11:55 PM (zOTsN)


Did he wear a disguise?

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at June 02, 2016 11:57 PM (jaSBw)

60 http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-06-02/rise-soft-prostitution
I'm new here so let me know if this is out of line, or if I screw something up.
This seems like a way to help with student debt, and it also seems like it would be a tax on rich old men. The progs shouldn't have a problem with it. Maybe there's even someone out there for Trigglypuff!!

Posted by: Ray, it's just Ray Period at June 02, 2016 11:57 PM (LKFFy)

61 Evenin' everyone. Still over 100 outside.
Posted by: Blanco Basura
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Just loose a few rounds over their heads. They'll likely scatter.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 02, 2016 11:57 PM (9mTYi)

62 Cats are a living ball of allergens with claws. No thanks.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at June 02, 2016 11:58 PM (0mRoj)

63 Awesome ONT. I'd forgotten just how good these Maetenloch ONTs were, until they went away and came back.

Dave Barry described the synchronized baseball chants in his Japan book. If I'm remembering right, at one point he took it upon himself to say "All right Ohara!" Everyone turned to look at him like in the old E.F. Hutton ads.

Posted by: Splunge at June 02, 2016 11:58 PM (iMxBJ)

64 47 Maet: Do they serve hotdogs at Japanese games?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 02, 2016 11:54 PM (9mTYi)


Absolutely along with beer and the standard stuff. But you can also get sake, curry rice, and whiskey shots (so I've heard).

Posted by: Maetenloch at June 02, 2016 11:58 PM (pAlYe)

65 Perhaps the rest of you have heard about Snopes being busted for fraud last year - but I hadn't. Fascinating read, and confirms everything you ever suspected about them.


http://tinyurl.com/h8vv2fr

Posted by: An Observation at June 02, 2016 11:58 PM (uGooa)

66 Omigod lookit that guy he's fucking crazy who could even think of giving him the keys to the nukes!!!11!!

I think we saw The Haggard Queen's line on The Donald today and are gonna hear it from her, her surrogates, and the entirety of the MFM from now on.

24/7 up until election day.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at June 02, 2016 11:58 PM (b0FQi)

67 Just loose a few rounds over their heads. They'll likely scatter.

They'll be back this weekend, with friends.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 02, 2016 11:59 PM (T/cxb)

68 Posted by: Chi at June 02, 2016 11:55 PM (hZtAR)

Thanks for the heads up, Chi.

And Sharkman, if you are around or read this at some point, prayers for you and your family.

Posted by: tbodie at June 02, 2016 11:59 PM (RDM5+)

69 Good call, Chi.



*Taps glass on monitor frame* Here's to the memory of a fine man!

Posted by: cthulhu at June 02, 2016 11:59 PM (EzgxV)

70 Just loose a few rounds over their heads. They'll likely scatter.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 02, 2016 11:57 PM (9mTYi)

Whiff of grapeshot.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at June 03, 2016 12:00 AM (0mRoj)

71 They'll be back this weekend, with friends.
Posted by: Blanco Basura
-------------

Use the interlude to lay mines, set Claymores.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 03, 2016 12:00 AM (9mTYi)

72 OK, today's Gender Ambiguous Cat is better late than never.

Posted by: rickl at June 03, 2016 12:00 AM (sdi6R)

73 Love the Durocher story.


Another good Japanese language story.


Former senator and majority leader Mike Mansfield was made amabassador to Japan (1970s?).


First big press conference.


He walks up to the podium.


"Well, looks like I'm the new kid on the block. Shoot."


Minutes of uncomfortable silence as the Japanese press corps tries to decide what to do, and what the guy just said.


Would have been amusing to record the translator's attempts with this one.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 03, 2016 12:01 AM (QDnY+)

74 France's youth unemployment rate is about 26%, France has the highest general unemployment rate of the northern European countries, France has a continuing Islamist threat, and more and more European countries are getting fed up about France and Germany using the EU as a vehicle to impose their national neuroses ("migrants" and such) on the entire Continent.

But do you want to know what the French government *really* fears? "Sexist" videogames:

"French Government May Punish Games It Deems Sexist"

http://tinyurl.com/h5s53nz


Posted by: Thrawn at June 03, 2016 12:01 AM (wQWv4)

75 Obama's approval? The same people were polled who put BJ Clinton at 70 % during his impeachment. The Mary Cloggensteins of Vermont.
Posted by: Jen the original at June 02, 2016 11:51 PM (Qr5Me)


I don't believe the lyin' media about anything any more.

Posted by: Hurricane LaFawnduh at June 03, 2016 12:01 AM (laMCB)

76 62 Cats are a living ball of allergens with claws. No thanks.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at June 02, 2016 11:58 PM (0mRoj)

Pissed off animals with needles for teeth and scalpels for claws that run 190 RPM.


What's not to love.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at June 03, 2016 12:02 AM (hlMPp)

77 Omigod lookit that guy he's fucking crazy who could even think of giving him the keys to the nukes!!!11!!



I think we saw The Haggard Queen's line on The Donald today and are
gonna hear it from her, her surrogates, and the entirety of the MFM from
now on.



24/7 up until election day.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at June 02, 2016 11:58 PM (b0FQi)

Her Co-President lost the keys at least twice.
But Hillery is really good of accusing others of doing what she does, but says they do it ten times worse.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at June 03, 2016 12:02 AM (P/kVC)

78 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/738406038110490624

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/738406177910849536

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/738406342965092353

Posted by: kbdabear at June 03, 2016 12:02 AM (hlb80)

79 Use the interlude to lay mines, set Claymores.

HOA specifically prohibits Claymores.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 03, 2016 12:03 AM (T/cxb)

80 66 Omigod lookit that guy he's fucking crazy who could even think of giving him the keys to the nukes!!!11!!

I think we saw The Haggard Queen's line on The Donald today and are gonna hear it from her, her surrogates, and the entirety of the MFM from now on.

24/7 up until election day.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at June 02, 2016 11:58 PM (b0FQi)


And the Kelly files were all over the story.... agreeing with it...

Had to turn it off it was so partisan...

Posted by: Don Quixote at June 03, 2016 12:04 AM (qf6WZ)

81 The contempt that universities have for their students is all too evident when they schedule partisan speakers to give partisan speeches during a commencement ceremony.

This is the appropriate way for students to respond to that kind of contempt.
http://youtu.be/BAmkMndtH24

Ironically, the clip is intro'ed by the goofus who made the speech in the first place.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at June 03, 2016 12:04 AM (R+30W)

82 More Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/738406508656922624

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/738406654719361029

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/738406825914028032

Posted by: kbdabear at June 03, 2016 12:04 AM (hlb80)

83 Might get a hotdog made from actual dog.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 03, 2016 12:04 AM (IqV8l)

84 65 An Observation

Gotta love the irony: that's a fake news story, never happened.

Posted by: speedster1 at June 03, 2016 12:04 AM (vUcdz)

85 Thanks Anna, again a great story (and the V'nam story is great too, Maet).


One of my favorites, sorta related.


US Navy pilots in the south Pacific, WWII, mounting special containers under the wings of Corsair fighters, who then took them up to high altitude on "patrols" ..... so their contents would become ice cream.


So f***ing American.

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

86 Still over 100 outside.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 02, 2016 11:55 PM (T/cxb)

Well what do you expect on the face of the sun?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 03, 2016 12:04 AM (bpTue)

87 Good evening. I actually got here in under 100 tonight?

Of course, I didn't read the post yet. ... !

Posted by: mindful webworker - #NeverMind at June 03, 2016 12:05 AM (5a8XA)

88 I'm tired of looking at baseball players with Taliban beards

Posted by: ThunderB at June 03, 2016 12:05 AM (zOTsN)

89 HOA specifically prohibits Claymores....

This is just one of the many reasons I will never buy a home ruled over by HOA's.

Posted by: tbodie at June 03, 2016 12:05 AM (RDM5+)

90 Even More Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/738406983837962240

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/738407142265225216

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/738407292953989121

Posted by: kbdabear at June 03, 2016 12:05 AM (hlb80)

91 And sticking your dick into a rice bowl is supposed to be bad luck but then, everything is bad luck.

Posted by: mister baseball at June 03, 2016 12:06 AM (PLnZs)

92 Why have some Asian nations have taken to baseball, and some haven't. Japan, yes. Philippines, no. Korea, yes. China, no. There's something there.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 03, 2016 12:07 AM (EZebt)

93 Time for the old folk. Tomorrow is a lazy day--if I hide well enough.

Just remember,y'all, we are Americans, so that head is held HIGH--especially during these times.

Cherish our country as it will be again.

Goodnite, good people. Stay safe.

Posted by: irongrampa at June 03, 2016 12:07 AM (X35Yt)

94 Trump/xe the cyber-cat 2016!

#LetsSwapAllDemocratsWithCubansAndVenezuelans #Winning #MakingAmericaCapitalistAgain

Posted by: The Midnight Chalkening at June 03, 2016 12:08 AM (vFd8X)

95 Well what do you expect on the face of the sun?

I know it's not much, but we call it hell.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 03, 2016 12:08 AM (T/cxb)

96 Good night irongrampa.

Posted by: tbodie at June 03, 2016 12:09 AM (RDM5+)

97 Actually I've always assumed Korean and Taiwanese baseball culture was a direct result of Japanese colonial control (1910-1945). But I don't know.


The sushi thing in Korea is definitely from that, however.


Posted by: rhomboid at June 03, 2016 12:09 AM (QDnY+)

98 MIAMI baseball team has cheerleaders. And one of them is a guy. In an orange unitard

Posted by: ThunderB at June 03, 2016 12:09 AM (zOTsN)

99 So, the the Curse of Colonel Sanders is the Japanese version of the Cubbies' Goat? (Surely even this early in comments I'm not the first to note this.)

Back to reading the post.

Posted by: mindful webworker - #NeverMind at June 03, 2016 12:10 AM (5a8XA)

100 36 It's a couple weeks old but:
Twitter cuts off CIA, continues selling info to Russia

http://preview.tinyurl.com/z7byjnk
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at June 02, 2016 11:48 PM (hVdx9)



Well, let's hope they also cut off the IRS, FBI, DEA, DHS, BATFE...

At this point I don't much care what the Russkies know about me.

Posted by: rickl at June 03, 2016 12:12 AM (sdi6R)

101 Yep ThunderB, the baseball beards (mostly) look like s**t. Because most guys can't grow decent beards. Just the way it is.


Don't watch much baseball, but I've noted here before it's pathetic - the beard thing was from hockey, back in the 80s (the "playoff beard" - you only had it in the playoffs, as long as your team was alive, obviously).


Speaking of hockey, I usually watch some of the finals - they're not over already? I can ask tomorrow in the locker room (I still play, just don't watch much).

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

102 Did the umpires in your game make any 'ground rule triple' calls, Maet?

Posted by: andycanuck at June 03, 2016 12:12 AM (PLnZs)

103 G'Night, Mary-Ellen! G'night, Grandpa! G'night, Jim-Bo-, ehrrr, I mean, JANE-Bob! G'night, Paco! G'Night, Ibrahim!

Posted by: John-boy at June 03, 2016 12:13 AM (vFd8X)

104 Well, let's hope they also cut off the IRS, FBI, DEA, DHS, BATFE...

At this point I don't much care what the Russkies know about me.

Posted by: rickl at June 03, 2016 12:12 AM (sdi6R)


Word.

Posted by: tbodie at June 03, 2016 12:13 AM (RDM5+)

105 I recently went to my niece's graduation from Parson's School of Design. The graduating class was huge - the ceremony was held at the Javits Center. Every kid represented at least 40 large a year for four years to Parsons...yet almost every friggin' speaker from Parsons was talking about capitalism and social justice and equality and being a 'change agent."

If capitalism is so bad, why don't the professors and administration work for free?

They gave the same honorary degree to Diane Von Furstenberg (a woman who rose from difficult circumstances to create a fashion empire) as they did to some creature from Orange is the New Black, who merely parlayed the cross-dressing schtick popularized by Milton Berle into a career.

Every speaker but one mouthed stupid platitudes about being disruptors and challenging convention and being change agents, all attitudes which are employer repellent. The only speaker with actual useful advice was DVF, who told them to be the first in and the last to leave and that there are no stupid jobs, just stupid people.

She was the only speaker who got as much applause from the parents as from the kids.

My brother and I were alternately laughing at the speakers and fuming at them. Thank God my niece has her head screwed on halfway straight.

Posted by: vivi at June 03, 2016 12:14 AM (11H2y)

106
Well what do you expect on the face of the sun?

I know it's not much, but we call it hell.
Posted by: Blanco Basura


They're having a meeting in San Francisco concerned that the third world is going to go hog wild installing air conditioning. NPR had a guest proposing that advanced countries kick in some subsidies to help them out.

http://tinyurl.com/ht6t459

http://tinyurl.com/j2jy9uj


Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 03, 2016 12:16 AM (IqV8l)

107 Speaking of hockey, I usually watch some of the finals - they're not over already? I can ask tomorrow in the locker room (I still play, just don't watch much).


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

Pens up 2-0. Series resumes Saturday at Sharks.

Posted by: tbodie at June 03, 2016 12:16 AM (RDM5+)

108 Vivi long time no read. Good to read you again. To make your story even more ironic, didn't DVF marry a rich man with a title, and that's how she got her start? Because she married rich?

Posted by: ThunderB at June 03, 2016 12:17 AM (zOTsN)

109 If Musk is right and we're in some sort of virtual reality program, who the fcuk is at the controls right now?

Cause whoever it is has got some serious issues and shouldn't be screwing around with the software people.

In a way I guess it makes sense. What do we really KNOW about the Universe and how things work. We only have this little ball of dirt and H20 or reference.

Could be that one race achieved God Hood and has developed this program to pass the eons.

They're (we're?) actually bipedal vegetable like plants that move very slowly but who have 20 pound brains who developed this program so as to learn and exercise their intellect.

They run simultaneous situations making small changes in parameters and then see how things play out.

They've rigged it so that a year here is about 1 second there so time just flies by and you know vegetables have a lot of time on their hands and this was one way to alleviate boredom.

God, that actually makes sense. I mean as much as anything else these days.

If feel like Tom Cruise in Vanilla Sky and I want to start screaming "TECH SUPPORT". Cause this shit's fcuked up, dude.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at June 03, 2016 12:17 AM (Xo1Rt)

110 102 Did the umpires in your game make any 'ground rule triple' calls, Maet?
Posted by: andycanuck at June 03, 2016 12:12 AM (PLnZs)


Don't think so. It was pretty boring for the first four innings and then things started getting more interesting with a couple of home runs and a good number of singles and doubles along with a steal or two.

Posted by: Maetenloch at June 03, 2016 12:17 AM (pAlYe)

111 The good people of San Jose, CA seem to be having a pleasant Thursday evening.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at June 03, 2016 12:18 AM (OjM0b)

112 In the appalling, still unbelievable, festival of idiocy dishonor and disaster that was 9/11/2012 (night of Benghazi outrage), one seemingly small thing blew me away and has never lost its impact.


In Cairo, where a completely ginned-up organized "protest" of the video and things American/western was raging outside the embassy, some idiot inside "tweeted" a message to the protesters.


1) WTF is an embassy "tweeting" anything? I've actually been in embassies, in crisis zones, and it would never cross anyone's mind to use such a stupid format to convey a message of any importance.


2) The message was jaw-dropping. Basically, a weaselly circuitous apology for free expression. Utterly disgraceful, incomprehensible, for a US mission in the face of idiotic mob thuggery.


Another not so small hint that the US simply isn't what it was. Not even recognizably similar.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 03, 2016 12:19 AM (QDnY+)

113 Oh, and Okaerinasai Maet.

Another fine Overnight Open Thread.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at June 03, 2016 12:20 AM (Xo1Rt)

114 Big Brother is here (and he's queer and in your face, I guess) and we've (well, not me, but a lot of idiots) invited in and are actually paying for the privilege of letting him listen in. So far it's all about selling us shit we don't need.

But all you have to is just flip a switch and tyrannical government will have the best most sophisticated tool it's ever had. If Hitler had had this technology, would there be a single Jew left alive today? We'd all be heiling Der Fuhrer and living some totalitarian nightmare. Same with Stalin and all the rest.

And the irony is, it's the West and us in particular, bastions of liberty that developed the technology.

The gods, they've got one hell of a sense of humor.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 12:21 AM (DW+jj)

115 Five minutes to Rules of Engagement . My joys in life are very simple. Rule #1 is to laugh at least once a day.

Posted by: Joe Hallenbeck at June 03, 2016 12:21 AM (MNgU2)

116 Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at June 03, 2016 12:17 AM (Xo1Rt)

IIRC, that was the "twist" at the end of The Simpsons game, that the world is just a video game being played by "God" (who was Ralph Wiggum).

Posted by: Thrawn at June 03, 2016 12:22 AM (wQWv4)

117 Wife (daughter of Nippon) said that during WWII, English baseball terms were outlawed (but everybody used them anyway, just not in print).


One of the funny things is the Japanese baseball terminology: single-hitto, double-hitto, and home-a-run, etc.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 03, 2016 12:22 AM (QDnY+)

118 Josephistan #11: [i[Switzerland opened the world's largest tunnel & celebrated with some serious WTF?
https://tinyurl.com/ztxovn6

WTF indeed!

How you know you've been underground too long?

Posted by: mindful webworker - #Neverland at June 03, 2016 12:22 AM (5a8XA)

119 Didn't Manny Ramirez play in - was in Taiwan or the Phillipines?

Actually, Mr Baseball with Tom Selleck is an above average movie. Pretty funny, especially if you're a baseball fan.

And it starts with about the funniest baseball moment I've seen in a movie. Movie starts, Selleck's at the plate, and you hear the announcers. "Well, Tom's in a pretty bad slump. His age is showing. 3-2 pitch - swing and a miss, strike three." Selleck looks glum, starts to trudge back to the dugout, when ump says, "hey Selleck - back in the box. You're holding us up." Selleck looks confused, but gets back in. "And he swings and misses, strike four!" Selleck steps out of the box, ump gets on him again, "C'mon Selleck, let's play ball!" "Here's the pitch - oh, he misses again, that's strike five!" Another swing and miss. "And that's strike six - say, what's the league rule on mercy killings?

And then Selleck wakes up in bed in a cold sweat.

Posted by: Vertov at June 03, 2016 12:23 AM (RTOcO)

120 I'd rather be controlled by Ralph than Lisa.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 03, 2016 12:23 AM (IqV8l)

121 HOA specifically prohibits Claymores.
Posted by: Blanco Basura
----------

Should have read the rules before you bought.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 03, 2016 12:26 AM (9mTYi)

122 Joe Hallenbeck #27: All cats are girls. They just are.

Yes, it's true, cats are from Venus and dogs are from Mars, regardless of the genitalia.

Except our cat Sparky, who identifies as a dog. I was doing some emergency vacuuming today, and Spark just laid on his footstool watching me, unaffected, while every other critter (including the dog) ran outside. So, I took the hose and ran it over his fur. He liked it!

Posted by: mindful webworker - #NeverShiver at June 03, 2016 12:27 AM (5a8XA)

123
Even More Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics


A grateful nation thanks you for your service.

Posted by: An Observation at June 03, 2016 12:27 AM (uGooa)

124 Both officers have said they fired at Ball-Bey at the same time after he pointed a gun at one of them, though one officer missed, according to Joyce

http://goo.gl/O9YtVU

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 02, 2016 11:57 PM (iQIUe)


Must have been one of those militant Shriner one-percenters.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 03, 2016 12:27 AM (GSdpU)

125 Well, I had to speak to a cousin of mine today about visiting my mother. She's the wife of an English professor (he passed away, hell, nearly 20 years ago -- she's just two years younger than my father, who was the baby of the family. Her mother was married when my father was born) and batshit lefty. She's sort of batshit all around and, while dreading it, I bit the bullet and called her at 15 to 10pm. I got off the phone at 12AM.

I had to listen to, well. Let's see. Christians have killed more people than Muzzies. Oh, and she's not a racist, no sir, and is sick of all these damned racists, like most of our family. Funny, she's so not-a-racist, that she has to mention the race of just about everyone she talked about. Very funny that. A lot of these not-racists are like that.

Anyway, shit! is all I can say after listening to that rambling. Relatives, you can't choose 'em.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 12:27 AM (DW+jj)

126 If Musk is right and we're in some sort of virtual reality program, who the fcuk is at the controls right now?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger


For the sake of nit-picking, Musk didn't create the holographic principle. Gerard Hooft developed it and Leonard Susskind popularized it.

The thing is still just supposition no matter how much math they can provide.

The map is never the terrain.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 03, 2016 12:27 AM (p2X2f)

127
121 HOA specifically prohibits Claymores.
Posted by: Blanco Basura
----------

Should have read the rules before you bought.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 03, 2016 12:26 AM (9mTYi)




Just like with the petty tyrants in the Federal government, the written rules mean nothing.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 12:28 AM (EzgxV)

128 108 Hi ThunderB, DVF opened her speech with the information that 18 months before her birth, her mother weighed only 49 pounds because she was in a concentration camp. That doesn't sound like a child of privilege to me.

Her bio on Wikipedia says she met the Prince in college but had already prepared for a fashion career before she married him.

Posted by: vivi at June 03, 2016 12:28 AM (11H2y)

129 Well it's bedtime.

Got a long way to go tomorrow and I drive a little better with my eyes open. So I'd better sleep tonight.

Posted by: tbodie at June 03, 2016 12:28 AM (RDM5+)

130 122 Joe Hallenbeck #27: All cats are girls. They just are.

Yes, it's true, cats are from Venus and dogs are from Mars, regardless of the genitalia.

Except our cat Sparky, who identifies as a dog. I was doing some emergency vacuuming today, and Spark just laid on his footstool watching me, unaffected, while every other critter (including the dog) ran outside. So, I took the hose and ran it over his fur. He liked it!

Posted by: mindful webworker - #NeverShiver at June 03, 2016 12:27 AM (5a8XA)



He probably figured it was kinky sex play. See if he starts following you around all the time....

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 12:29 AM (EzgxV)

131 HOA specifically prohibits Claymores.
Posted by: Blanco Basura
-------------
Rules were made to be broken.

(I cannot imagine ever living somewhere an HOA is in place)

Posted by: Chi at June 03, 2016 12:30 AM (hZtAR)

132 131 HOA specifically prohibits Claymores.
Posted by: Blanco Basura
-------------
Rules were made to be broken.

(I cannot imagine ever living somewhere an HOA is in place)

Posted by: Chi at June 03, 2016 12:30 AM (hZtAR)



So, I'm eating a pseudo-Mexican beef/cheese/tortilla thing I just cooked....how goes with the chili powders I sent?

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 12:32 AM (EzgxV)

133 The holographic principle is just of an extension of an interesting little thing. You know how, from various theorems of vector calculus, you can reduce a 2D integral (a surface integral) into a line integral? In general, you can reduce a N-D integral into a N-1 D integral.

Why, hell even a regular single variable integral reduces to a simple subtraction. The difference between the anti-derivative of the function being intregrated at two points. That sort of 1D being reduced to 0D, so to speak.

Well, the holographic principle is sort of that same principle. Roughly speaking.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 12:32 AM (DW+jj)

134 I had forgotten that in Japan games are limited to 12 innings no matter
what the score while in the US games continue until someone is ahead at
the bottom of the inning or no more pitchers are available.


But who won?! I got my dad some Hanshin Tigers figurines when we were there last time, since their uniforms were the closest to Yankee pinstripes.

Posted by: pookysgirl at June 03, 2016 12:32 AM (K27gs)

135 Content warning for that Swiss tunnel opening ceremony (!) linked above.


WTF indeed.


Kind of scary. With massive preparations for defense, battle rifles in the home closets of all military-age males, and luxurious shooting ranges with bar lounges, Switzerland is one of the few comparatively sane and sensible Euro countries.


Then, this.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 03, 2016 12:33 AM (QDnY+)

136 Hi there, everyone.

Read the ONT, but I don't have anything to say. Not that it's ever stopped me from posting before...

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at June 03, 2016 12:33 AM (rJUlF)

137 #124 - why were two officers shooting at a Ballboy? I thought boxing was the dangerous sport, not baseball.

Posted by: Emily Litella at June 03, 2016 12:35 AM (11H2y)

138 Drinking for Two

Would you serve a pregnant woman alcohol? If you are a New York City bartender, you'd better make it a double because the woman is drinking for two...

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=11731

Posted by: The Political Hat at June 03, 2016 12:35 AM (Z8xbi)

139 If I'm just a hologram in a simulation, I need to have some words with someone. I mean, you think they could tweak some of the bad genetics so I wouldn't have needed bypass surgery at 48!

Where do I file the complaint? Where's Neo?

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at June 03, 2016 12:36 AM (rJUlF)

140 But who won?! I got my dad some Hanshin Tigers figurines when we were there last time, since their uniforms were the closest to Yankee pinstripes.
Posted by: pookysgirl at June 03, 2016 12:32 AM (K27gs)


No one won - it was a tie and that's how it was scored.

Posted by: Maetenloch at June 03, 2016 12:37 AM (pAlYe)

141 Heya, Cap'n W!

For nothing to say, you say it rather well.

Oh, wait. That's that damn karaoke machine, again.

/snerk



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 03, 2016 12:37 AM (v5iqM)

142 No one won - it was a tie and that's how it was scored.


Posted by: Maetenloch at June 03, 2016 12:37 AM (pAlYe)

So they record it as a tie? Oh, that would throw off stats in the US.......

Posted by: pookysgirl at June 03, 2016 12:38 AM (K27gs)

143 117 Wife (daughter of Nippon) said that during WWII, English baseball terms were outlawed (but everybody used them anyway, just not in print).


One of the funny things is the Japanese baseball terminology: single-hitto, double-hitto, and home-a-run, etc.
Posted by: rhomboid at June 03, 2016 12:22 AM (QDnY+)


American sentries used baseball questions as challenges in the European theater. It was just assumed that Yanks would know the answers and the Krauts wouldn't.

It's amusing to think that might have not worked in Japan.

Posted by: rickl at June 03, 2016 12:39 AM (sdi6R)

144 But Hillery is really good of accusing others of doing what she does, but says they do it ten times worse.
---

I believe psychiatrists call that "projection."

/if only I were a psychiatrist in a liberal city. I'd be rich I tell you, filthy stinking rich...

Posted by: shibumi who is awaiting SMOD at June 03, 2016 12:39 AM (AHDxb)

145 Switzerland opened the world's largest tunnel celebrated with some serious WTF?
Posted by: Josephistan at June 02, 2016 11:37 PM (7qAYi)


Propitiating the kobalds is a serious issue.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 03, 2016 12:39 AM (ry34m)

146 Jim,

Ha! Yes, I do follow the words on the screen for songs I'm learning. For the ones I know by heart, I'll get off the stage and go into the audience as far as the mic cord will let me. Picking a beautiful lady to sing a verse of Al Green to is always fun.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at June 03, 2016 12:40 AM (rJUlF)

147 One of the funny things is the Japanese baseball terminology: single-hitto, double-hitto, and home-a-run, etc.
Posted by: rhomboid at June 03, 2016 12:22 AM (QDnY+)


Or "hashi browns." I come back and I can't say "hash browns" correctly.

Posted by: pookysgirl at June 03, 2016 12:41 AM (K27gs)

148 I only put gold in my vadge. Silver is for the back door.

Posted by: Gwenyth Paltrow at June 03, 2016 12:41 AM (VdICR)

149 WTF indeed!

How you know you've been underground too long?

Posted by: mindful webworker - #Neverland at June 03, 2016 12:22 AM (5a8XA)


I got as far as the chain-flailer on the flatcar, and shut it off. I'd sooner watch Jenna Jameson play Whack-A-Mole.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 03, 2016 12:42 AM (GSdpU)

150 105---Posted by: vivi at June 03, 2016 12:14 AM (11H2y)
-------------------
Great report.
And congratulations to your niece!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 03, 2016 12:43 AM (T/5A0)

151 We are all Jews now.

Posted by: (((mindful webworker))) at June 03, 2016 12:45 AM (5a8XA)

152 The idea that anyone would remake any 80's movie before remaking Night of the Comet is porpoise-trous.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 03, 2016 12:45 AM (p2X2f)

153 152 The idea that anyone would remake any 80's movie before remaking Night of the Comet is porpoise-trous.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 03, 2016 12:45 AM (p2X2f)

Ah, blow it out yer blowhole.
-- Flipper

Posted by: Captain Whitebread On The All-Night Request Line at June 03, 2016 12:46 AM (rJUlF)

154 We are all Jews now.

Posted by: (((mindful webworker))) at June 03, 2016 12:45 AM (5a8XA)


So Google owns Chrome, and presumably runs the Chrome store, and they allow that plug-in to be sold? And their mottos is "don't be evil"? Yeah, riiiight.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 03, 2016 12:48 AM (GSdpU)

155 Just to impress you at what a geek I am (and after looking things up to confirm, but don't tell anyone), yep that's the holographic principle.

The entire universe to which we are causally connected in our little neighborhood of the thing, which is 3 spatial plus one temporal dimension can, in GR terms, be, well the information about it, all that is needed to know, be projected on a 2D surface, a light-like surface (null surface in the language). So two spatial plus one temporal dimension.

Big fucking deal, really. Same as a surface integral can be reduced to a line integral around the boundary of that surface, and so on. It's the same principle.

Such a null surface can be an event horizon, and will be the cosmological horizon in this accelerating expanding universe we think it is now. Again, BFD. It's just some mathematical whiz-bangery.

It may mean something, may be profound, but the idea that it means we're some sort of simulation is very fanciful flight of fancy.

It's the typical example of the popular press taking something that's very mathematical and theoretical physics-y and trying to make something cool of out of it. The writers of that fancy have no idea what they're talking about. They only hear things they think means something and run with it.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 12:48 AM (DW+jj)

156 cthulhu #130: He probably figured it was kinky sex play. See if he starts following you around all the time....

I... um..

Y'know what? Never mind. I gotta commute. BBL.

Posted by: mindful webworker - #NeverNeverLand at June 03, 2016 12:48 AM (5a8XA)

157
So, I'm eating a pseudo-Mexican beef/cheese/tortilla thing I just cooked....how goes with the chili powders I sent?
Posted by: cthulhu
-----------------
Great. Thanks again. I use them all the time (especially the smoky chipotle ).

Right now, I'm trying g to lower my blood pressure. Been yelling at the top of my lungs for way too long.
I want to take the pup for a walk to cool down, but I have a few things working against me on that...

Posted by: Chi at June 03, 2016 12:49 AM (hZtAR)

158 Heck, even a manga reboot of Night of the Comet could work.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 03, 2016 12:49 AM (p2X2f)

159 Holy schitt! I got a suck job from the boss. He must really like me!

Posted by: Mindful Webworker's cat at June 03, 2016 12:50 AM (GSdpU)

160 Beware of offers of free blowjobs. Be very ware, indeed.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 12:52 AM (DW+jj)

161 Beware of offers of free blowjobs. Be very ware, indeed.
Posted by: publius


Jav, be avare.

Posted by: Dyson at June 03, 2016 12:54 AM (p2X2f)

162 Interesting point about US using baseball questions to ID Germans/confirm legit identity of soldiers in American uniform, rickl.


Of course in the Pacific theater, ethnicity was sufficient. Besides, I doubt most Japanese had the detailed knowledge of American baseball they might have had about their own league.


Of course ethnicity wasn't always sufficient. In one incident on Iwo Jima, a "Japanese" soldier sprung up out of his covered spider-hole before the Marines applied their tested clearing technique - burst from a Thompson, followed by a grenade or two through the thatched cover.


"Don't shoot, I'm American!". He was. Had bad timing - was visiting relatives in Japan in December 1941, ended up drafted into the Japanese Army.


Very similiar thing happened with an American from the Chicago area, visiting family in Iraq in 1990. Jumped up from a trench in Kuwait the Marines were clearing - without much shooting in this case, as the Iraqis still there were happy to surrender quickly. Reportedly he was wearing a blue Cubs t-shirt (where's navycopjoe?), and sort of yelled at the Marines - "where have you been? I've been waiting for you for months!"

Posted by: rhomboid at June 03, 2016 12:55 AM (QDnY+)

163 Since Maet included Facebook's latest power grab in the ONT, I have a question for tech-savvy morons/ettes: I don't have a FB account and no intention whatever of getting one. But I have been following the FB page of an animal rescue group that I care about (I don't visit anything else on FB if I can help it).

There were no problems until last weekend, when a pop-up that covers almost half the page appeared telling me that if I want to see more of [group's name] page, I can open an account and log in to FB. It is possible to see what I want to see on the page by just scrolling, but I am infuriated by this blatant corporate bullying. It has made me more determined than ever to never open a FB account.

So my questions to the Horde are as follows: 1) Have any other morons/ettes who do not have FB accounts seen these pop-ups if/when they visit someone else's FB page? 2) Anybody have any ideas for getting rid of the pop-ups? 3) Anybody have any good (legal) ideas for getting Zuckerberg where it hurts?

Posted by: Basement Cat at June 03, 2016 12:55 AM (3C9q2)

164
157
So, I'm eating a pseudo-Mexican beef/cheese/tortilla thing I just cooked....how goes with the chili powders I sent?
Posted by: cthulhu
-----------------
Great. Thanks again. I use them all the time (especially the smoky chipotle ).

Right now, I'm trying g to lower my blood pressure. Been yelling at the top of my lungs for way too long.
I want to take the pup for a walk to cool down, but I have a few things working against me on that...

Posted by: Chi at June 03, 2016 12:49 AM (hZtAR)




Are you starting to think of it as "The Great Dismal Yard"?



Oddly enough, I can't use more than about 1/8 tsp of the Chipotle per serving, or it blasts through anything I'm doing with it. My fave is the pasilla.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 12:56 AM (EzgxV)

165 So Google owns Chrome, and presumably runs the Chrome store, and they allow that plug-in to be sold? And their mottos is "don't be evil"? Yeah, riiiight.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 03, 2016 12:48 AM (GSdpU)


We may hate Jews, but at least we support Gay sex!

Posted by: Ernst Röhm at June 03, 2016 12:56 AM (Z8xbi)

166 159 Holy schitt! I got a suck job from the boss. He must really like me!

Posted by: Mindful Webworker's cat at June 03, 2016 12:50 AM (GSdpU)



HAHAHA!

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 12:56 AM (EzgxV)

167 Was Wesley allowed on the holodeck?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 03, 2016 12:57 AM (IqV8l)

168 167 Was Wesley allowed on the holodeck?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 03, 2016 12:57 AM (IqV8l)

He was banned after running the "Bath House Bears" simulation one too many times.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 03, 2016 01:00 AM (0mRoj)

169 There are incantations you can enter into AbBlock and similiar's custom filters that will kill ZuckerBooger and ButtBook's shit, or as much as you can. You can Google it. I did, and CP'd the filter rules into it. It did seem to kill Buttbook and Twatter's little plug-ins and widgets that would appear on various pages.

And I don't have a microphone, nor a camera on my machines. I have no need for it, and never will have that. If I had a laptop where that shit is standard, there would be electrical tape over the camera, and some shit over the mic as well. And those devices would be as disabled at as low a level and higher up I could manage in all the BIOS/firmware settings and all that crap.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 01:01 AM (DW+jj)

170 "Anybody have any good (legal) ideas for getting Zuckerberg where it hurts?"

I kinda sorta figure that 98% top tax rates without loopholes would do the job. The "you didn't build that" heuristic for taxation. After all, they just lucked into all of that huge wealth, and should be forced to pay Their Fair Share of it.

And, since Fuckerberg and his cronies routinely and lavishly fund the very same institutional left who advocate for precisely these policies, it would be a dose of their own medicine.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 03, 2016 01:02 AM (noWW6)

171 The concept of time is the key to trying to understand the physics of the Universe. A Mayfly is living at a different speed of time compared to a dog. A dog is living at a different speed from a human. A human at a different speed from a giant tortoise. On some level time is standing still ie it doesnt exist. So the idea that the Universe had to start at some point in time is rendered moot. As good an explanation as any.

Posted by: Spoonman at June 03, 2016 01:02 AM (PcHwJ)

172 Actually, I would go for holdeck technology. Contained of course.

One guess what kind of "simulations" I'd be running on it.

I'd need some safeties set on that somehow, so overstimulation of the brain wouldn't bleed out and explode my heart or cause a stroke or something like that if I were attempting such in real life.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 01:03 AM (DW+jj)

173 "US games continue until someone is ahead at
the bottom of the inning or no more pitchers are available."
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I've never heard of a game ending because no more pitchers (or bench-warmers who might go in and pitch) were available, but I suppose it could happen.

If you were down to your last pitcher and the game still went on and on and on, you can't keep the guy working out there until his arm falls off. And you might have already emptied your bench with pinch-hitters and other replacements, so you couldn't just put Joe Blow on the mound and hope he can fake it.
So wouldn't you have to forfeit?

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

174 Sort of want to echo Basement Cat's question.


I have never/never will have a FB account. When a stupid business (and it *is* the definition of stupid business practices) makes FB the only or even best way to give them money (i.e. get info about them or their products), I simply drop them from consideration, they cease to exist.


Since I never click on ads (and before AdBlock, used to make mental notes of the most persistent advertizers, imposing life-time boycotts on them), am I "at risk" with FB's newest thing of tracking non-members?

Posted by: rhomboid at June 03, 2016 01:04 AM (QDnY+)

175 It is a good thing to stop hate speech except for Bush who lied for eight years.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at June 03, 2016 01:05 AM (Fbj4h)

176 >> And I don't have a microphone, nor a camera on my
>> machines. I have no need for it, and never will have that.
>> If I had a laptop where that shit is standard, there would
>> be electrical tape over the camera, and some shit over the
>> mic as well

My desktop has neither of those things, it blew up a week ago and I'm running off my CAD laptop right now. It does have a mic, but no camera.

Interestingly, now that I'm leaving it on/open full time, it seems to come out of sleep when I approach it, which is a level of 'awareness' I'm not entirely pleased with.

Posted by: JEM at June 03, 2016 01:05 AM (o+SC1)

177 176: That would freak me out and I would have to figure out how the hell it was doing that, and disable it.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 01:06 AM (DW+jj)

178 If you were down to your last pitcher and the game still went on and on and on, you can't keep the guy working out there until his arm falls off. And you might have already emptied your bench with pinch-hitters and other replacements, so you couldn't just put Joe Blow on the mound and hope he can fake it.
So wouldn't you have to forfeit?

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


Can the starting pitcher return to the game? Could another player be allowed to pitch? The manager?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 03, 2016 01:07 AM (GSdpU)

179 I thought any player could pitch. Teams who run out of pitchers simply go to other players.


Thought this had even happened in living memory, in the majors?

Posted by: rhomboid at June 03, 2016 01:08 AM (QDnY+)

180
One guess what kind of "simulations" I'd be running on it.

That one in "Brainstorm?"

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 03, 2016 01:08 AM (IqV8l)

181 176: That would freak me out and I would have to figure out how the hell it was doing that, and disable it.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 01:06 AM (DW+jj)


They can smell fear.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 03, 2016 01:08 AM (GSdpU)

182 177 176: That would freak me out and I would have to figure out how the hell it was doing that, and disable it.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 01:06 AM (DW+jj)



If you've got a non-built-in mouse on it, it's easy for it to shift position on your desktop by one event from the vibration of your approaching footsteps.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 01:09 AM (EzgxV)

183 Bobby Valentine's Chiba Lotte Marines won an Japan League Series title in 2005.

Posted by: holygoat at June 03, 2016 01:10 AM (DbBV5)

184 On some level time is standing still ie it doesnt exist. So the idea that the Universe had to start at some point in time is rendered moot. As good an explanation as any.
Posted by: Spoonman


Yeah, the whole 'no time' thing was a big deal before the holographic principle.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 03, 2016 01:10 AM (p2X2f)

185 >> Since I never click on ads (and before AdBlock, used to
>> make mental notes of the most persistent advertizers,
>> imposing life-time boycotts on them), am I "at risk" with
>> FB's newest thing of tracking non-members?

Well, since I don't book my face I might not be aware of what they're doing.

AdAware is the neutron bomb of adblockers for Android devices, and on the phone I don't feel too guilty about blocking ads because they REALLY screw up the user experience. But it requires a rooted device.

On the desktop I don't block ads here, or a few other places.

Posted by: JEM at June 03, 2016 01:11 AM (o+SC1)

186 Excuse me, AdAway.

Posted by: JEM at June 03, 2016 01:11 AM (o+SC1)

187 Actually, non-pitchers pitching happens fairly regularly. I know it's happened at least twice this year already. And it's usually not when you're out of pitchers, but when you're losing by 15 runs in the 8th and don't want to waste a pitcher, (so he can still pitch tomorrow.)

Posted by: Vertov at June 03, 2016 01:11 AM (RTOcO)

188 Serious question.


Would the "alt-right" fit into a few city buses, or are there more than that (guesstimates, obviously)?


I've never heard of it/them, except here at the HQ, where they seem to attract a lot of attention (relative to their importance, which would seem to be null).


Yes yes no social media for me. But nobody else I know has ever heard of it/them either.


(assuming we're not just talking about fringe psychos and losers of the sort who've always been around ...... and leaving aside the fact that incredibly vile repugnant freaks and their garbage are now important elements of "mainstream" "liberal" society and "thought", which doesn't seem to be keeping too many up at night, including on the "right")

Posted by: rhomboid at June 03, 2016 01:12 AM (QDnY+)

189 "WTF is an embassy 'tweeting' anything? I've actually been in embassies,
in crisis zones, and it would never cross anyone's mind to use such a
stupid format to convey a message of any importance."

It can't be said often enough:

This is an era in which the sitting President of the United States gives interviews to the likes of the _Pimp With a Limp_ radio show, and to some weird woman on the Internet who fills a bathtub with milk and cereal, sits in the tub, and eats the cereal.

Dignity? Probity? Solemnity? Courtesy? These are all long since dead.

Welcome to Ultra-Rome. What Rome would have been with social media.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 03, 2016 01:12 AM (noWW6)

190 Don't laugh. Even now, they're probably working on a "smell sensor". It will be able to detect smells. Like a dog. Be great for authentication. Everyone has a unique smell. Bend over and spread you cheeks and let the computer smell your ass. Okay, you're in.

That would be a boon for gay computing everywhere, I'm sure.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 01:12 AM (DW+jj)

191 >> That one in "Brainstorm?"

Well, it might end up that way, if I didn't get all the safety crap worked out right. They do call it the "little death" or something, don't they. Well, I'd be having a heap much little deaths.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 01:14 AM (DW+jj)

192 I've heard the Windows Superfetch/Prefetch service learns one's habits and does "things"...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at June 03, 2016 01:15 AM (kP16F)

193
That one in "Brainstorm?"

Well, it might end up that way, if I didn't get all the safety crap worked out right. They do call it the "little death" or something, don't they. Well, I'd be having a heap much little deaths.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius)


I was thinking of the sex act on the continuous loop.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 03, 2016 01:17 AM (IqV8l)

194 20 Posted by: Josephistan at June 02, 2016 11:39 PM (7qAYi)

Correct, Bull Halsey played baseball against the Japanese when he was on the Great White Fleet....

people also credit the Japanese with some martial techniques that they in fact borrowed from English Catch wrestlers.

This began in the late 1800s as the English lent the Meiji era its technical expertise on Naval and Rail technologies.

Japan has always had an interesting love affair with parts of the west.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 03, 2016 01:17 AM (g8Hfr)

195 178---Can the starting pitcher return to the game? Could another player be allowed to pitch? The manager?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 03, 2016 01:07 AM

179 I thought any player could pitch. Teams who run out of pitchers simply go to other players.
Posted by: rhomboid at June 03, 2016 01:08 AM (QDnY+)
------------------------
Once a player leaves, he can't return, so the starter can't come back.
The manager can't play.

ANY other player on the roster can play at any position. You can get your 3rd string catcher or outfielder to come in and pitch and, yes, it's been done.

That's why I'm trying to figure out how this could happen, ending a game because you are out of pitchers. I guess it's possible but I've never heard of such a thing.



Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 03, 2016 01:17 AM (T/5A0)

196 186 Posted by: JEM at June 03, 2016 01:11 AM (o+SC1)

I'll install AbAway if you'd like...

Posted by: sven10077 at June 03, 2016 01:18 AM (g8Hfr)

197 What does it say. If I had the energy of a galaxy, where I could manipulate space-time like a god (or a "Q"), and my mind running on some souped up hardware where my IQ would be, well, god-like, what would I do with it?

Would I explore the universe and probe the mysteries of creation? Build the ultimate I don't know, greatest most profound thing ever?

Well, I'd want to, but I'd spend most of my time, well, having the kinkiest sex with the wildest erotically-enhanced women and my own self that all that energy and brain power could create. That's what I'd do.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 01:18 AM (DW+jj)

198 Would the "alt-right" fit into a few city buses, or are there more than that (guesstimates, obviously)?


I've never heard of it/them, except here at the HQ, where they seem to attract a lot of attention (relative to their importance, which would seem to be null).


Yes yes no social media for me. But nobody else I know has ever heard of it/them either.


(assuming we're not just talking about fringe psychos and losers of the sort who've always been around ...... and leaving aside the fact that incredibly vile repugnant freaks and their garbage are now important elements of "mainstream" "liberal" society and "thought", which doesn't seem to be keeping too many up at night, including on the "right")

Posted by: rhomboid at June 03, 2016 01:12 AM (QDnY+)


I doubt they are very numerous, and they have always been around. I suspect the reason Google hasn't shitcanned that "Coincidence Detector" is that right now, some of the "alt-right" have hitched their wagon to the Trump train, and Google hopes to use them to smear Trump.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 03, 2016 01:19 AM (GSdpU)

199 Margarita with the answer - thanks.


A somewhat similar problem can arise in hockey, when goalies become incapacitated.


Have seen plenty of times when regular players had to "don the pads" and step in when the regular goalie is hurt (did it myself once) - but of course recreational teams don't have two goalies ready to go.


I believe it's happened in the pros, but maybe only at the minor league level.


Depending the background of the outfielder coming in to pitch, or the defenseman going in to guard the net, it could be interesting.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 03, 2016 01:20 AM (QDnY+)

200 At any rate I am being RSVPd to bed...

Shinsuke Nakamura

https://youtu.be/7nFwCyec4Wk

Posted by: sven10077 at June 03, 2016 01:20 AM (g8Hfr)

201 192 I've heard the Windows Superfetch/Prefetch service learns one's habits and does "things"...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at June 03, 2016 01:15 AM (kP16F)




Lotta stuff like that out there.....virtually any "App" regularly spies on you -- whether Windows, Android, or Apple.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 01:21 AM (EzgxV)

202 198 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 03, 2016 01:19 AM (GSdpU)

Another dirty secret is the Alt-Right ((())) quote unquote and the moonbat left overlap in their anti-semite batshit hysteria.

Part of me thinks the alt-right is a massive psyop, the other part fears it is people letting the darker angels of their nature sit in the navigator seat.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 03, 2016 01:22 AM (g8Hfr)

203 AOP - I like your dark cynical thinking (re Google and fringe freaks and their political utility).


Posted by: rhomboid at June 03, 2016 01:22 AM (QDnY+)

204 185 >> Since I never click on ads (and before AdBlock, used to
>> make mental notes of the most persistent advertizers,
>> imposing life-time boycotts on them), am I "at risk" with
>> FB's newest thing of tracking non-members?

Well, since I don't book my face I might not be aware of what they're doing.

AdAware is the neutron bomb of adblockers for Android devices, and on the phone I don't feel too guilty about blocking ads because they REALLY screw up the user experience. But it requires a rooted device.

On the desktop I don't block ads here, or a few other places.

Posted by: JEM at June 03, 2016 01:11 AM (o+SC1)



Malware can be served by merely looking at an image.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 01:22 AM (EzgxV)

205 187 Actually, non-pitchers pitching happens fairly regularly. I know it's happened at least twice this year already. And it's usually not when you're out of pitchers, but when you're losing by 15 runs in the 8th and don't want to waste a pitcher, (so he can still pitch tomorrow.)
Posted by: Vertov at June 03, 2016 01:11 AM (RTOcO)
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Yes! Good point.
And sometimes you get lucky and get to see a famous non-pitcher pitch then. I remember seeing Wade Boggs on the mound once ---(get off my lawn!)--- and he was actually pretty good. Struck out Jerry Hairston, IIRC.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 03, 2016 01:23 AM (T/5A0)

206 All that spying and "phoning home" the information, not to mention loading all the ads takes bandwidth, which is at a premium on the mobile market, and you're paying for it.

It's the same thing as paying for receiving ads on broadcast TV. Hell, I guess you do that with cable so to speak, but accounting wise, the advertising is still paying some of the freight to get the content to you.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 01:27 AM (DW+jj)

207 That's why I'm trying to figure out how this could happen, ending a game because you are out of pitchers. I guess it's possible but I've never heard of such a thing.

I don't believe it's ever happened in professional baseball in the US. The longest game ever was a 32 inning game between Rochester and Pawtucket in the early '80's, and they played that to a finish.

However - about 10 or 12 years ago, in the All-Star game, the National League ran out of pitchers. Which was an aberration in that they took out pitchers after one inning each - not because they were tired or ineffective, but so they could 'get everyone into the game'. Then, when the game was tied late, they ran out of pitchers, and they didn't want to put position players in to pitch only because it was the All-Star game. So the Commissioner called it a tie, and everyone was disgusted. Thanks Bud Selig! (baseball's version of Prez Jughead)

Posted by: Vertov at June 03, 2016 01:27 AM (RTOcO)

208 Yes torque, the virtual evaporation of dignity or seriousness was pervasive when the country beclowned itself in 2008.


In the Cairo embassy case it was both the style (tweeting) and the substance (craven weaselly s**t essentially apologizing for free speech in the US) that were so outrageous and inappropriate.


Old enough to have seen/participated in decades of the US usually defending basic principles against the darkness, whether traditional as in most of the world or organized powerful and aggressive as in the Cold War.


And - poof. Suddenly the US has the prestige, honor, and backbone of a small European country.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 03, 2016 01:27 AM (QDnY+)

209 Yes! Good point.
And sometimes you get lucky and get to see a famous non-pitcher pitch then. I remember seeing Wade Boggs on the mound once ---(get off my lawn!)--- and he was actually pretty good. Struck out Jerry Hairston, IIRC.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 03, 2016 01:23 AM (T/5A0)


I imagine a lot of MLB players who are not pitchers have in fact been pitchers in the minor leagues, or earlier, and know the rudiments of the craft, at least.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 03, 2016 01:28 AM (GSdpU)

210 If they run out of pitchers they could play T-ball.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 03, 2016 01:30 AM (IqV8l)

211 196 I'll install AbAway if you'd like...
Posted by: sven10077 at June 03, 2016 01:18 AM (

AbAway? Aka beer?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 03, 2016 01:31 AM (bpTue)

212 210 Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 03, 2016 01:30 AM (IqV8l)

or have a dance off

Posted by: sven10077 at June 03, 2016 01:31 AM (g8Hfr)

213 It's surprising how often a non-pitcher will pitch a scoreless inning. A lot of times, they'll say he didn't have enough stuff to hit. Plus, they're too busy laughing. And scared to death they'll strike out and never hear the end of it.

Posted by: Vertov at June 03, 2016 01:31 AM (RTOcO)

214 206 All that spying and "phoning home" the information, not to mention loading all the ads takes bandwidth, which is at a premium on the mobile market, and you're paying for it.

It's the same thing as paying for receiving ads on broadcast TV. Hell, I guess you do that with cable so to speak, but accounting wise, the advertising is still paying some of the freight to get the content to you.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 01:27 AM (DW+jj)



Except, of course, that pushing dreck onto your television doesn't access your personal data and run through your bank accounts. I'd be a lot more sanguine about viewing ads if major ad networks hadn't recently pushed malware.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 01:31 AM (EzgxV)

215 211 Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 03, 2016 01:31 AM (bpTue)

Near beer...all of the lard none of the blee-yarrgh

Posted by: sven10077 at June 03, 2016 01:32 AM (g8Hfr)

216 I'm trying to decide if there's ever been anyone I despise as much as B. Hussein O. I head him on the damn TV in the background, mocking conservative thought and principles, going on about what these idiot thing about government taking things from the hard working and giving it to no good immigrants and all that.

He's just trolling, of course. Feeling his oats of his last few months. But's he's gonna stick around after Jan 20th, in some infuriating fashion.

But damn, I realized how much I despise that man, all he stands for, and all I can imagine he would stand for. I don't think there's ever been anyone I've despised that much. I mean, if you hooked me up to some damn medical thing, the sound of his voice and his image would probably do all sorts of interesting thing to my vitals. You'd see the anger and similiar circuits in the ol' noggin fire up. Plus considerable tightening of the sphincter.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 01:35 AM (DW+jj)

217 AOP - I like your dark cynical thinking (re Google and fringe freaks and their political utility).


Posted by: rhomboid at June 03, 2016 01:22 AM (QDnY+)


Well, my default assumption is that Google, as a pillar of the institutional Left, is, in fact evil, and their motto is a sick joke. For an organ of the Left to provide a service to the alt-right, they must figure they have more to gain by letting it continue, than by killing the plug-in and reaping the praise for "helping fight racism".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 03, 2016 01:35 AM (GSdpU)

218 "And - poof. Suddenly the US has the prestige, honor, and backbone of a small European country."

Not to mention having the debt to GDP ratio, the bloated welfare state, and the hollow military appropriate to such a country.

Except small Euro countries don't typically hand out "security guarantees" to half of the rest of the planet, whereas the USA has been and is continuing to do just that.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 03, 2016 01:35 AM (noWW6)

219 I prefer a butt-off, or twerk-off. Not with any current baseball players, but others.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 01:36 AM (DW+jj)

220 207---Then, when the game was tied late, they ran out of pitchers, and they didn't want to put position players in to pitch only because it was the All-Star game. So the Commissioner called it a tie, and everyone was disgusted. Thanks Bud Selig! (baseball's version of Prez Jughead)
Posted by: Vertov at June 03, 2016 01:27 AM (RTOcO)
-----------------------
OMG, yes. I remember that now.
What a bizarre, ridiculous decision.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 03, 2016 01:37 AM (T/5A0)

221
"And - poof. Suddenly the US has the prestige, honor, and backbone of a small European country."

The lion that squeaked.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 03, 2016 01:38 AM (IqV8l)

222

Just found a Facebook post on my Facebook page (via a "Like") by Dan Rather (the real DR, I think; there were 8000 comments).

He was whining about Trump, Journalists being vilified, etc.

I left him a Colon Comment, involving an animated Gif, alternating between Katie Couric's "Fake, but Accurate" hatchet job on gun owners, and audio revealing immediate responses, not dead air.

I felt ... relieved.

Posted by: Arbalest at June 03, 2016 01:38 AM (FlRtG)

223 214: That's changing. See "Smart TVs".

Again, this is now just being used to get you to buy useless shit they're pushing, or China is pushing, or whatever. Just imagine the State taking over all that apparatus that is being created.

They'd know you were a problem, an enemy of the State, before you even figured it out yourself.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 01:40 AM (DW+jj)

224 223 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 01:40 AM (DW+jj)

Knowing how to make a cold store and root cellar work is going to be a super power in 20 years....

along with pickling.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 03, 2016 01:42 AM (g8Hfr)

225 210 ---If they run out of pitchers they could play T-ball.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 03, 2016 01:30 AM
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Hah! That's what Selig should have made them do in that All Star game that Vertov was talking about!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 03, 2016 01:43 AM (T/5A0)

226 If you want lasting relief, Arbalest, ditch Fagbook altogether!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at June 03, 2016 01:44 AM (kP16F)

227 A couple of things to think about:


https://blog.malwarebytes.org/threat-analysis /2015/09/malvertising-via -google-adwords-leads-to-fake-bsod/



https://blog.malwarebytes.org/cybercrime /2016/05/new-wave-of- malvertising-leverages-latest-flash-exploit/




Solution -- block Google advertising and don't use Flash. I'd consider turning either back on after they'd been absolutely sterile clean for about a decade -- and all the whining they've been doing lately doesn't impress me a whit.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 01:45 AM (EzgxV)

228 Here's a play that's pretty rare, but you will see now and then. Tight game, late, and you've got a righty pitching. You want to leave him in, but there's this one lefty batter, and you really want lefty reliever to pitch to him. So you bring in lefty reliever to pitch, send righty pitcher out to play left field for one batter. Lefty gets lefty out, bring righty pitcher back in, and send out new left fielder.

Posted by: Vertov at June 03, 2016 01:46 AM (RTOcO)

229 I use Ghostery and Self-Destructing Cookies on Firefox. Good combo, yes?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at June 03, 2016 01:48 AM (kP16F)

230 216 I'm trying to decide if there's ever been anyone I despise as much as B. Hussein O. I head him on the damn TV in the background, mocking conservative thought and principles, going on about what these idiot thing about government taking things from the hard working and giving it to no good immigrants and all that.

He's just trolling, of course. Feeling his oats of his last few months. But's he's gonna stick around after Jan 20th, in some infuriating fashion.

But damn, I realized how much I despise that man, all he stands for, and all I can imagine he would stand for. I don't think there's ever been anyone I've despised that much. I mean, if you hooked me up to some damn medical thing, the sound of his voice and his image would probably do all sorts of interesting thing to my vitals. You'd see the anger and similiar circuits in the ol' noggin fire up. Plus considerable tightening of the sphincter.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 01:35 AM (DW+jj)



Whenever his voice comes over a device, the device is muted or turned-off or I remove myself from its vicinity. Been that way for over eight years now. So far as I can tell, we've had an empty hole for President since 2008 -- and a mendacious, crooked, malicious, and evil bureaucracy.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 01:48 AM (EzgxV)

231
226 Zettai Ryoiki

If you want lasting relief, Arbalest, ditch Fagbook altogether!


But then, where do I relieve myself? Besides, I think Dan, after reminiscing about his college journalism professor, the late Hugh Cunningham, and then invoking Edward R. Murrow's favorite word, "steady." will appreciate the "Fake, but Accurate" quote.

Posted by: Arbalest at June 03, 2016 01:49 AM (FlRtG)

232 Driving home, two-lane, coming up the hill, glare of oncoming car's headlights, there was something I didn't see on the road. But I heard it as we ran over it. From the sound and vibe, I'd judge something on the size of an adult raccoon, opossum, or armadillo, common in that area.

Didn't go back to look, but, when we got home, from the smell, I'd say whatever it was not only was already dead but had been marinating in the sun for a while this afternoon.

Yuck.

Posted by: mindful webworker - death on the wheels at June 03, 2016 01:50 AM (0v57o)

233 Five confirmed dead.

Four still missing, most likely dead also.

night y'all.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 03, 2016 01:50 AM (rlfds)

234 Speaking of sentient machines, I remember reading in a Sci-Fi anthology a 1942 short story by Frederic Brown, entitled Etaoin Shrdlu, about a Linotype machine that became sentient after being used to typeset a manuscript submitted by some mysterious character.


The machine's personality would change at a whim based on the material it was being fed. Eventually it became hostile, and would squirt hot lead at its operator if he tried to shut the machine off. Quite funny.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 03, 2016 01:50 AM (GSdpU)

235 223 214: That's changing. See "Smart TVs".

Again, this is now just being used to get you to buy useless shit they're pushing, or China is pushing, or whatever. Just imagine the State taking over all that apparatus that is being created.

They'd know you were a problem, an enemy of the State, before you even figured it out yourself.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 01:40 AM (DW+jj)



Yeah, about that "smart TV" thing....Not Going To Happen.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 01:51 AM (EzgxV)

236 For something a little bit different, I'd been racking my brain about something. I've been noticing these little "H"'s painted on the roads in various spots, in town, and then more and more out in the country.

What the hell does that mean? It got to driving me sort of crazy. I asked a few people. Damned if they knew. Then they got to noticing it, and got to going crazy themselves.

Then one found the answer, and was just pleased as punch to tell me. Look over to the side of that "H". What do you see? A damned fire *h*ydrant. Mystery solved. I don't believe I would've figured that out in a hundred years.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 01:53 AM (DW+jj)

237 228
Posted by: Vertov at June 03, 2016 01:46 AM (RTOcO)
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I saw Earl Weaver do that once. I can't recollect who the batter and pitchers were.
I've always wondered why they don't do that a little more often. It's an elegant move.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 03, 2016 01:53 AM (T/5A0)

238 Yeah, about that "smart TV" thing....Not Going To Happen.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 01:51 AM (EzgxV)


Another cultural icon from the distant past: a movie called "The Twonky", but I think also released under another name, starring Hans Conried, about a guy beset by a sentient, and thoroughly evil television set.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 03, 2016 01:55 AM (GSdpU)

239 cthulhu #230: Whenever his voice comes over a device, the device is muted or turned-off or I remove myself from its vicinity. Been that way for over eight years now....

The radio in the car has a push-on push-off power button. The radio now is loose in the dash - has a busted anchor of some sort - on that side, thanks to push-off becoming smash-off when TFG's voice comes on. Or Shrillary.

Posted by: mindful webworker - hulk smash off button at June 03, 2016 01:55 AM (0v57o)

240 I really enjoyed reading about 'Chickies" Vietnam beer run. Thanks for that.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at June 03, 2016 01:57 AM (a55dp)

241 Then one found the answer, and was just pleased as punch to tell me. Look over to the side of that "H". What do you see? A damned fire *h*ydrant. Mystery solved. I don't believe I would've figured that out in a hundred years.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 01:53 AM (DW+jj)


Oh! Oh! Oh! T-shirt idea! The Hillaroid H-arrow logo....pointing to a fire hydrant, with a dog pissing on it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 03, 2016 01:57 AM (GSdpU)

242 233 Five confirmed dead.

Four still missing, most likely dead also.

night y'all.
Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 03, 2016 01:50 AM (rlfds)
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Good Lord.
May they rest in peace.
May perpetual light shine upon them.
God hold and comfort the families and friends.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 03, 2016 01:58 AM (T/5A0)

243 233 Five confirmed dead.

Four still missing, most likely dead also.

night y'all.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 03, 2016 01:50 AM (rlfds)



I saw that one. Nasty situation -- and just one incident. Hope you and yours are keeping safe and staying dry.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 01:58 AM (EzgxV)

244 I'm getting as bad as a neighbor of mine. He'd go crazy trying to figure shit out like those "H"s in the road. But he was sort of a sneaky, paranoid type who would never come right out and ask anything. He'd think everyone was up to something, and trying to pull one over on him.

Another character joked that you could drive him insane by going out and planting little red flags on your property in some crazy pattern. He'd see it, wonder what you were up to, and drive himself nuts trying to figure it out.

I actually did that. I planted a few little red flags near the road out in one of our fields. It did drive him nuts, and he was asking everyone what we were up to. Were we going to be build something, or were we about to sell a lot off it or something like that.

I finally just up and said, with him around, I put them out there just to see how long little flags like that would last in the weather.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 01:59 AM (DW+jj)

245 Just Another Ginger #3 left-side pic: That's just how she looked at me before she ripped my heart out.

Posted by: mindful webworker - decades ago at June 03, 2016 01:59 AM (0v57o)

246 237 228
Posted by: Vertov at June 03, 2016 01:46 AM (RTOcO)
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I saw Earl Weaver do that once. I can't recollect who the batter and pitchers were.
I've always wondered why they don't do that a little more often. It's an elegant move.

I'll tell you why - because it's a gamble. If the hitter hits a liner, and the pitcher in left falls over himself for a three-base error, the writers will write what an idiot the manager is. Just like real life, most managers will play it 'by the book' to avoid criticism. Great managers aren't afraid to take the chance. I'm a Cub fan, and I love how Maddon will move guys all over the field, all the time.

Earl Weaver was a great American. I assume you've seen his YouTube 'discussion' with an ump?

Posted by: Vertov at June 03, 2016 02:00 AM (RTOcO)

247 239 cthulhu #230: Whenever his voice comes over a device, the device is muted or turned-off or I remove myself from its vicinity. Been that way for over eight years now....

The radio in the car has a push-on push-off power button. The radio now is loose in the dash - has a busted anchor of some sort - on that side, thanks to push-off becoming smash-off when TFG's voice comes on. Or Shrillary.

Posted by: mindful webworker - hulk smash off button at June 03, 2016 01:55 AM (0v57o)



Oddly enough, I can listen to Shrillary speak, mumble, cry, or bark like a dog -- and merely think "indictment".....but the pompous POTUS is like nails on a chalkboard.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 02:00 AM (EzgxV)

248 Another time, I actually drove a tractor by his place about 11:30PM at night, then turned in a field above him a little bit and drove around a little bit, then went back home.

I did that for about 1 week straight, just to make him curious and drive him nuts wondering what we were up to, just like with those flags. It did, and I never said anything.

I'm a mischievous SOB. But damn that was fun, and if you knew him, you'd know just how much fun it was.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 02:04 AM (DW+jj)

249 I know. I take Shrillary's voice over O any day. It's that cadence. Uhhhhhh, daddUH. Uhhhhhhh, da da DUH! Droning on and on.

Intellectual stammer, of course. I should be so grateful to have his wisdom grace my ears.......

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 02:09 AM (DW+jj)

250 Well, it's nigh on 0630Z here where I'm at, so...

Hyvää Yöta:, Horde!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at June 03, 2016 02:11 AM (kP16F)

251 The good people of San Jose, CA seem to be having a pleasant Thursday evening.
Posted by: occam's brassiere at June 03, 2016 12:18 AM (OjM0b)
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The police department would appear to be mostly useless.

Posted by: RioBravo at June 03, 2016 02:12 AM (NUqwG)

252 cthulhu #247: Oddly enough, I can listen to Shrillary speak, mumble, cry, or bark like a dog -- and merely think "indictment".....but the pompous POTUS is like nails on a chalkboard.

I agree that there's no comparison. But, especially lately, I'm just as quick on the Off button when herself comes on, as well. Just the thought of eight years of her as Queen...!!

Posted by: mindful webworker - if.. if.. if.. if.. if.. if.. if.. if.. if.. if.. if.. at June 03, 2016 02:17 AM (0v57o)

253 246---I'm a Cub fan, and I love how Maddon will move guys all over the field, all the time.

Earl Weaver was a great American. I assume you've seen his YouTube 'discussion' with an ump?
Posted by: Vertov at June 03, 2016 02:00 AM (RTOcO)
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Hah! Mr. DeVille is a diehard (typically pathetic) Cub fan so I fear that over the years I've become one too.
But I was an Oriole fan before that and still am.

The problem I have these days is that I no longer can get Oriole games, except for the rare ones they have on ESPN. We used to get all of them on cable but no more.
We got the MLB package once WGN stopped showing Cub games, so that's good, but they black out Oriole games in the whole state of Virginia. We're out west, closer to Cincinnati and Pittsburgh than Baltimore, but can't get the games. Grrrrr.
So yeah, I do hit YouTube for the memories!
*sigh*

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 03, 2016 02:19 AM (T/5A0)

254 251 The good people of San Jose, CA seem to be having a pleasant Thursday evening.
Posted by: occam's brassiere at June 03, 2016 12:18 AM (OjM0b)
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The police department would appear to be mostly useless.

Posted by: RioBravo at June 03, 2016 02:12 AM (NUqwG)



If I'd known there was a Trump rally nearby, I might have gone. As it is, I'm finding out long after it's over.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 02:19 AM (EzgxV)

255 Zettai Ryoiki #250 at June 03, 2016 02:11 AM

That's Hyvää Yöta.

http://bit.ly/pixyize eliminates black diamonds.

Good night, Zettai

Posted by: mindful webworker - technically squeaking at June 03, 2016 02:21 AM (0v57o)

256 Ahhh..there's nothing like watching the folks protesting Trump to confirm me in my decision to vote for the man.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 02:21 AM (lutOX)

257 Headline at People Magazine:
"Katie Couric Has Learned to Love Her Cellulite."

I knew you would all want to know that.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 03, 2016 02:23 AM (T/5A0)

258 Palpatine #256: Ahhh..there's nothing like watching the folks protesting Trump to confirm me in my decision to vote for the man.

Yeah, if they weren't doing it voluntarily, Trump would hire them. I keep thinking of how a previous generation of protesters gave us eight years of... Nixon.

Posted by: mindful webworker - Tricky Trump? at June 03, 2016 02:24 AM (0v57o)

259 Publius,
Sounds like I have the same neighbor. But I'm much more city-fied, I think.
I have 4 antique metal lawn chairs in my front yard. Every time I mow the grass, I have to move the chairs a bit, of course.
I didn't realize that they were slowly getting closer to the road (thus, closer to the retard's house across the street). I heard through the grapevine that he was so paranoid that he was going to call the police because "he's over there watching me!"

Once I heard that, I arranged the chairs pointing directly at his house, and would take every opportunity to have friends sit out there and watch his house while we drank a beer & laughed.

I could write an ace movie review post about this idiot and how much fun it is to F with him...

Posted by: Chi at June 03, 2016 02:26 AM (OmBt5)

260 Speaking of "intellectual stammer", I remember an episode of Buckley's Firing Line years ago. Now, I can't remember if it actually happened, or if I just exaggerated it in my mind thinking about parodying it or something.

Anyway, it was Buckley, and he had two guests, lefty loons. One was old John Kenneth Galbraith, I think, and the other was some lefty kook professor of some leftist shit. He had male pattern baldness, but with crazy, wiring hair sticking out everywhere. His suit, or or outfit was some god-awful mess that clashed loudly, and looked like a clown put it together just to make you laugh.

Now, Buckley had his own stammer, with that mid-Atlantic accent of his. "Ahhhh, ahhhhh, ahhhhhh, I say, ahhhhhh, we should RAHther ahhhh, ahhhh, blah, blah, aahhhhh, ahhhhdd, blah, blah."

Galbraith or whoever the hell had his own stammer, and the lunatic had a stammer that sounded like his was constipated and had the biggest turd he'd ever tried to pass stuck in his ass and he was in terrible distress: "Huhhhhhhhhhnnnnnnnnnn, I say, huhhhhhhnnnnnn".

And Buckley, well he wasn't that bad, but his suits were rumpled and he'd slouch so much in his chair with that damned clipboard you'd think he was going to slide out in the floor.

And of course, Michael Kinsley presided over it all sitting there looking like he had a 12" dildo up his ass.

Anyway, they were going on about some damned shit, and it was a cacophony of "Ahhhhhh, ahhhhhhhh, ahhhhh -- Huhhhhhnnnnnnn, Huhhhnnnnn. Well, I say, Huhhhnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn. Ahhhhh, ahhhhh."

I got to laughing so hard I nearly pissed myself. Again, I can't remember if it really happened or I just exaggerated it in my mind and then nearly pissed myself.

But that is "intellectual stammer". Bunch of horseshit.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 02:28 AM (DW+jj)

261 Posted by: mindful webworker - Tricky Trump? at June 03, 2016 02:24 AM (0v57o)
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Not even Trump - Hell, note even Rockefeller in his glory days - could pay enough to earn publicity like this.

Golden Hair Weasel, for all his many faults and shortcomings (in my eyes, anyway), has managed to coalesce just about every single person or group responsible for making life miserable into a single united front. He's brought them all out of the wood-work, and he's scared the hell out of them.

Trump/Hickory Shampoo 2016

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 02:29 AM (lutOX)

262 259 Publius,
Sounds like I have the same neighbor. But I'm much more city-fied, I think.
I have 4 antique metal lawn chairs in my front yard. Every time I mow the grass, I have to move the chairs a bit, of course.
I didn't realize that they were slowly getting closer to the road (thus, closer to the retard's house across the street). I heard through the grapevine that he was so paranoid that he was going to call the police because "he's over there watching me!"

Once I heard that, I arranged the chairs pointing directly at his house, and would take every opportunity to have friends sit out there and watch his house while we drank a beer & laughed.

I could write an ace movie review post about this idiot and how much fun it is to F with him...

Posted by: Chi at June 03, 2016 02:26 AM (OmBt5)




I can attest to having seen this guy in action. Chi missed a great revenue opportunity when he said, "the guy is going to do X, Y, and Z" -- and I said, "No fuckin' way."



'Cause I'd have been willing to bet cash that nobody was that much of a predictable jackass -- and, yet, the guy did exactly X, Y, and Z in that order with no interruptions.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 02:31 AM (EzgxV)

263 Whatever you think about "him", the debates are going to be the Greatest Show on Earth. Camile Paglia called his style "uncensored id" running amok vs that smug superego of HIllary's. I can see him flat out asking her if she banged Vince Foster before she drove him to blow his brains out, or fake it.

I'm sure they've existed, I just don't know, but a character like him only comes along once in a blue moon of generations. The man Does Not Give a Shit.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 02:34 AM (DW+jj)

264 Another headline from People:
"Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik Split After Seven Months"

Well, it is indeed tragic that such a such a long-term romance should come to a screeching halt, but ....
Who the hell are these people?

(Oh, get off my lawn.)

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 03, 2016 02:37 AM (T/5A0)

265 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 02:34 AM (DW+jj)
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Love Paglia, precisely because the lady has a way of boiling it all down to basics without truncating the richness of reality.

Yes, Pure Id v. Abuela Borracha.

And as for not giving a shit - it's very empowering, I've found. Once I stopped caring what people I despised thought of me, I found life became far easier, and much more fun. And it even became more successful.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 02:37 AM (lutOX)

266 THis neighbor would never come out and ask you anything directly. He'd always try to sneak and trick you out of information. All he'd have to 3/4 of the time is ask, and I'd gladly tell, but no he always thought you were trying to cover something up.

People like that are actually telling you about themselves. *He* was the one trying to cover everything up and didn't want anyone to know *his* business. So he figured everyone else was the same.

I knew another who was the biggest skinflint tightward on the planet. He would go around the world just to get one more penny in, or one less penny out. He assumed everyone was trying to cheat him. And so, he'd never want to pay the asking price, always trying to drive you down. He thought you were always going way high.

Again, that was *him*. He was always asking too much for his own stuff. And assumed everyone else was doing the same. Yep, I figured that bit of psychology out a while back.

This guy, hell. You know, just take some one out of the blue. 90% of the people will like him, and 10% won't. Let him start expressing opinions and it will soon be 50/50 or worse.

But this dude, it was 10/90. 90% of the people would despise him at first sight. He just had an irritating manner.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 02:40 AM (DW+jj)

267 Since when is it not okay to fondle the mannequins? It's like I hardly know this place anymore.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 03, 2016 02:42 AM (sl+zA)

268 267 Since when is it not okay to fondle the mannequins? It's like I hardly know this place anymore.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 03, 2016 02:42 AM (sl+zA)
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Pfft! What kinda degenerated preevert are you?

It's wrong to fondle mannequins, terribly wrong.

One 'caresses' them....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 02:45 AM (lutOX)

269 Margarita DeVille #264: Who the hell are these people?

One of my many, many newsfeeds is Google "Entertainment." I see lot of those "who dat?" headlines.

As time goes on, I recognize fewer celebrities and pop stars. Which is fine. As my brain cells decrease, I don't need to have any dedicated to the latest person famous for being famous this week.

Milady and I did watch a nice Fred and Ginger movie the other night. Top Hat. Fun music by Irving Berlin, co-starring the delightful Edward Everett Horton. Indulgent sets and massive choreography. Now, that's worth dedicating some brain cells. And it's one movie I'll bet they'll never re-make.

Am I rambling? About time to retire these brain cells for the night....

Posted by: mindful webworker - straightening up my white tie at June 03, 2016 02:47 AM (0v57o)

270 268 267 Since when is it not okay to fondle the mannequins? It's like I hardly know this place anymore.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 03, 2016 02:42 AM (sl+zA)
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Pfft! What kinda degenerated preevert are you?

It's wrong to fondle mannequins, terribly wrong.

One 'caresses' them....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 02:45 AM (lutOX)



Wait a second! I'm looking in the style guide I got way back when I started here, and it clearly is written here in the margin, in crayon, "grope". And I'm sure that's the way it was when given to me.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 02:48 AM (EzgxV)

271 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 03, 2016 02:40 AM (DW+jj)
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It's the truth of things.

People always project their hidden ambitions onto others.

Which is why I always assume every cute girl aged 18 to 40 is desperate for a romp with me.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 02:48 AM (lutOX)

272 Love Paglia, precisely because the lady has a way of boiling it all down to basics without truncating the richness of reality.

....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 02:37 AM (lutOX)

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Yet, each and every time, she will vote against yours and the countries interest.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 03, 2016 02:48 AM (iQIUe)

273 Re: Re-writing Reality...

If you could be Lord over the nation, you'd think of lots of ways to change everything, because you're smarter than anybody.

If you were Prince over the planet, you'd certainly run the place differently - what a mess it was until you exerted your wisdom! (And thus did the Prince of this world put the foundations out of kilter practically from the beginning of humanity.)

If you had dominion over hundreds of worlds, and your ego got the better of you, you'd know you can do better than the alleged First Source, and would re-make things with your liberal ideas. (And thus did the Father of Lies pervert his domain, dragging a third of the angels down with him.)

If you were the true God of all Creation, you'd set things up just as they are, because in the Ultimate perspective, it's for the best, even if only the Creators can fully understand it that way while time unfolds.

Funny about that.

-=&hearts=-

Tomorrow threatens to be a long day. Got to go - should've been gone already.

Good night, Gracies.

Posted by: mindful webworker - can't even manage my own self at June 03, 2016 02:51 AM (0v57o)

274
Next couple of days it will be in the mid 90s and then cool down to the mid to high 80s. Shoot me now...

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 03, 2016 02:51 AM (iQIUe)

275 Cooth thought i was full of shit when i first said the he uses a gas leafblower 4 times a day, 7/365. Before work, home for lunch, 15 seconds after getting home, then again a few hours later.

http://tinypic.com/r/2ryplop/9

That was a couple weeks ago. Yes, it's pouring rain. Yes, he's wearing a trashbag, and has an umbrella in one hand & the fuckin' blower in the other.

Just last week, he backed out of the driveway and hit my neighbor's giant bucket truck. His response? Call the police and complain about the neighbor...

Posted by: Chi at June 03, 2016 02:51 AM (OmBt5)

276 Wait a second! I'm looking in the style guide I got way back when I started here, and it clearly is written here in the margin, in crayon, "grope". And I'm sure that's the way it was when given to me.
Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 02:48 AM (EzgxV)
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Nix! Nix!

if you go around spilling the beans like that, it's only a matter of time before the Horde gets banned from department stores.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 02:52 AM (lutOX)

277 Yet, each and every time, she will vote against yours and the countries interest.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 03, 2016 02:48 AM (iQIUe)
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I can look past politics in the case of an exceptional mind. It's a bit hypocritical of me, I admit, but there it is.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 02:54 AM (lutOX)

278 As for the spying on your phone, I 100% believe this is happening.

My Experience.

Last summer I decided to binge watch Silicon Valley over again. My phone was near me the whole time.

A day or so after finishing the series I'm looking at a random website on my phone and on the website is an ad for a cabinet company, that company just happened to have the same name as one of the companies on Silicon Valley.

During the whole time I rewatched the series I never did a search for the series, any of it's terms or anything that would have my phone know about this company. The only thing I can think of is that there is a program that overhears what you're talking about and sends that to ad companies.

I had something similar happen months earlier, I mentioned something about Super Mario Brother to a friend and we talked about it for a few minutes, the next day i had adds for some new Mario game.

Posted by: Rbastid at June 03, 2016 02:57 AM (XwTyM)

279 Obama's Job Approval Reaches 51%, Highest of His Second Term

It beats the fuck out of me. All I can think is that the less he's in the public eye the more LIVs tend to replace the actual Obama with their imagined fantasy version of a President Obama in their minds. Note that this has implications for which party is more likely to win the 2016 election.



Never underestimate the impact of a cult like worshipful media and debased pop culture. They LUV the man.


Posted by: Puddleglum at June 03, 2016 02:59 AM (tjHEf)

280 275 Cooth thought i was full of shit when i first said the he uses a gas leafblower 4 times a day, 7/365. Before work, home for lunch, 15 seconds after getting home, then again a few hours later.

http://tinypic.com/r/2ryplop/9

That was a couple weeks ago. Yes, it's pouring rain. Yes, he's wearing a trashbag, and has an umbrella in one hand & the fuckin' blower in the other.

Just last week, he backed out of the driveway and hit my neighbor's giant bucket truck. His response? Call the police and complain about the neighbor...

Posted by: Chi at June 03, 2016 02:51 AM (OmBt5)



It was like, "my neighbor across the street is going to come out with a leaf blower and blow all the leaves off his lawn." And I was "WTF? There's not more than a dozen leaves there." Chi continued, "when he finishes his lawn, he'll move over to his driveway and blow that off. Then, he'll move into the street and blow all the leaves across the street into my neighbor's gutter."



.....and I was going, "blow the leaves across the street -- and everyone in the neighborhood knows he's doing it?!?!?"

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 03:00 AM (EzgxV)

281 So that libertarian event had just about the level of dignity expected for a party who's main platform is legalizing pot. But hey that constitution is really cool and stuff.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 03, 2016 03:01 AM (VdICR)

282 Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 03, 2016 03:01 AM (VdICR)
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Hey, now!

If they succeed in drawing enough votes away from Golden Hair Weasel, thereby assuring the return of the Clinton Crime Family to Executive Power, then NEXT time, their dude might have a chance to appear in a national debate. And, sure, he won't win that time, but then, four years later.....their guy still won't win, and there might not be anything worth winning 12 years out, anyway.

Perspective and strategy, dude.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 03:05 AM (lutOX)

283 Wow, SJ mayor and donk hack attacked Trump for coming to city and causing leftwing loons to physically attack his supporters.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 03, 2016 03:07 AM (iQIUe)

284 Yeah I'm not boycotting Facebook until I know the effective difference between that and retreat. I would think a liberal boycott to be a very good thing.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 03, 2016 03:09 AM (VdICR)

285 Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 03, 2016 03:07 AM (iQIUe)
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Badthinkers unbellyfeel AmSoc...

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 03:10 AM (lutOX)

286 .....and I was going, "blow the leaves across the street -- and everyone in the neighborhood knows he's doing it?!?!?"
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on the rare occasions i use the blower on my front yard (in violation of Lost Angels City ordinance), usually after a high winds event, i blow the leaves across the street too.

back onto city property, underneath the oak trees that shed them in the first Fing place.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 03, 2016 03:13 AM (kyAJf)

287 Phone spying?

I can search any product known to man, and the next time I refresh the AoSHQ page, that product will be the ads I see.
Last week it was smoker/grills. Since early today, it's now flea/tick control for pets.
I believe that amazon + every search engine out there is in on it (yes, Bing too).

Posted by: Chi at June 03, 2016 03:13 AM (OmBt5)

288 Posted by: Chi at June 03, 2016 03:13 AM (OmBt5)
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duckduckgo doesn't.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 03:15 AM (lutOX)

289 Ron Paul also had a fifty-year unstoppable juggernaut highway of momentum.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 03, 2016 03:16 AM (VdICR)

290
The nevertrumpers still think rabid attacks will result in Cruz being nominated at the convention. I dont think so. They will be helping Clinton get elected, tho. However, it looks like Hills is a step closer to being indicted. Let's see Bill work his magic and help her dodge the prison bullet. It aint over until she is forced to resign so she can spend more time preparing for her trial...

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 03, 2016 03:16 AM (iQIUe)

291 Night all.

Posted by: The Political Hat at June 03, 2016 03:17 AM (Z8xbi)

292 286 .....and I was going, "blow the leaves across the street -- and everyone in the neighborhood knows he's doing it?!?!?"
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on the rare occasions i use the blower on my front yard (in violation of Lost Angels City ordinance), usually after a high winds event, i blow the leaves across the street too.

back onto city property, underneath the oak trees that shed them in the first Fing place.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 03, 2016 03:13 AM (kyAJf)




This guy blows the leaves from his tree across the street into his neighbor's gutter.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 03:18 AM (EzgxV)

293 duckduckgo doesn't.....
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Duly noted. Thank you, sir.

Posted by: Chi at June 03, 2016 03:18 AM (OmBt5)

294 So, looking at San Jose events, I have to wonder how long until the Trump folks start fighting back in an organized way?

Not saying it's right, but it would seem logical. And, well, anything that splits the skulls of a few FSA members can't be all bad.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 03:21 AM (lutOX)

295 re: ads and eavesdropping devices.

i run No Script on this PC, and enable only the bare number of scripts to make pages like this functional. there are others that i might visit, but they erquire so many scripts to be functional, that i don't visit them, because i'm not going to allow all that bloat/mal/idiot ware to suck up all my resources.

there's no camera or microphone on the box and i has dumb phone (Gz-1) flip phone that doesn't Internet, so they're getting SFA from me.

as for ads on FB, NoScript takes care of some of them, and i randomly block what they do show me as either uninteresting or offensive.

they rarely, if ever, post ads on my side bar anymore, and, if they ever suggest something they think i might like, that is actually interesting, i fire up another browser, and Bing search for it.

given that we're linked to the Net via Dish, and i get a new hash here every few days, i'm fairly certain i'm about as invisible to them as possible.

especially since none of the identifying data on my FB page is accurate, ranging from utter lies to hopelessly vague.

"Where do you live: Los Angeles"

yeah, good luck with that.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 03, 2016 03:21 AM (kyAJf)

296 anyone here ever built a CETME parts kit into a US legal rifle, using a PTR-91 receiver?

or an FN-FAL clone from a parts kit and a DSA receiver?

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 03, 2016 03:24 AM (kyAJf)

297
Things are hopping tonite in Chicago:

https://twitter.com/CNshooter

Humboldt Park use to be a descent area.

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

298 by the by: over/under on Google or FB mixing your personal photos with live streams from public cameras and facial recognition software to track your whereabouts?

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 03, 2016 03:26 AM (kyAJf)

299 Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 03, 2016 03:26 AM (iQIUe)
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And on a school night....

**shakes head**

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 03:28 AM (lutOX)

300
So, are they bringing back the Free Speech Cages? They were a DNC invention. I think they are hilarious.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 03, 2016 03:29 AM (iQIUe)

301 287 Phone spying?

I can search any product known to man, and the next time I refresh the AoSHQ page, that product will be the ads I see.
Last week it was smoker/grills. Since early today, it's now flea/tick control for pets.
I believe that amazon + every search engine out there is in on it (yes, Bing too).

Posted by: Chi at June 03, 2016 03:13 AM (OmBt5)



That doesn't happen for me. Then, again, I make a point of having a "dumb-phone"; I don't use any apps; my GPS is a separate device; I block all ads, scripts, and Flash by default on any internet-facing device; I don't generally use payment services (with the exception of Paypal before Ira); and I use ixquick search instead of Google or Bing.



I just got a smoker -- it should arrive next week. As an aside, Consumer Reports is less and less relevant every year. They don't do smokers, for instance -- and the last time we bought a vacuum, none of the "best buys" or "recommendeds" were actually available in local stores. Further, we just bought a new dishwasher, and one of the most important selection criteria (whether you could load odd-sized/large objects) wasn't covered [as a side note, if you have adjustable tines on the sides but fixed tines in the middle, you can never load anything bigger than about 1/3 the space across the dishwasher because it'll interfere with the fixed; if you have adjustable tines in the middle, you can load objects up to about 1/2 the space across the dishwasher. We bought the one with adjustable tines across the entire dishwasher so we can load things like electrostatic precipitator cells and cooktop ventilator hood baffles].

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 03:29 AM (EzgxV)

302 saw a story somewhere today that a campus Republicans group was going to troll a "safe space" location on campus by offering the residents pacifiers...


Posted by: redc1c4 at June 03, 2016 03:30 AM (kyAJf)

303 "Where do you live: Los Angeles"

yeah, good luck with that.
Posted by: redc1c4
------------------
Heh.
Not too long ago, there was a "find my IP" link posted here (or some such nonsense). I checked it out, and apparently, I'm posting from the Bronx. Or New Jersey. Or Queens. Or maybe...

T-mobile changes my IP at random intervals, I guess.
With no FB or any other "social media," I may be as off-the-grid as anyone on the internet. Who knows?

Posted by: Chi at June 03, 2016 03:31 AM (OmBt5)

304 Posted by: Chi at June 03, 2016 03:31 AM (OmBt5)
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heh....

I use Reaver to 'test' the security of a number of wifi connections....

When I download a torrent, i use the connection at the local PD....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 03:33 AM (lutOX)

305 we got a Fisher Paykel dishwasher (at Lowes for 50% because it was a floor model) and all the tines and the silverware basket are removable, as are the upper, fold down shelves.

best thing for us, since we are a DINK household, is that there are two drawers, so we don't have to dirty everything we own just to run an efficient cycle.

that's because the washer is designed to be kosher, and, as long as you run the separate lines all the way to the outfall pipe, you're compliant.

as an unorthodox, unreformed Jew, that wasn't an issue for this household, but it's a great machine. the quick cycle on "Eco" takes 38 minutes start to finish.

if we're having company, you can clean as you go, and, by the time the even is over, just about everything is clean and put away.

https://www.fisherpaykel.com/us.html

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 03, 2016 03:37 AM (kyAJf)

306 298 by the by: over/under on Google or FB mixing your personal photos with live streams from public cameras and facial recognition software to track your whereabouts?

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 03, 2016 03:26 AM (kyAJf)



My guess is that NSA is doing it now for things like airports/tollbooths. Google is in the process of integrating the googleverse now, but will need 1-3 years to really get it going. Facebook is desperately trying to pretend it has something in the same order of magnitude as Google, but ultimately doesn't. Microsoft's Windows 10 is an attempt to play catch-up by subverting entire devices at a whack instead of matching up all the gmail/google docs/google maps/etc. pieces.....and will fail as they lose 50% of market share over the next 3 years.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 03:37 AM (EzgxV)

307 I just got a smoker -- it should arrive next week.
---
hope it was a Weber Smokey Mountain...

PS: if you haven't ever checked out this site, and it's searchable archives, i'd urge you to do so...

the wisdom of the ages is available there, not just about smoking meat, but sides, etc... over the years i've watched people go from futzing around in the back yard, to competing, to winning to opening successful businesses...

it's all there.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 03, 2016 03:42 AM (kyAJf)

308 test

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 03, 2016 03:45 AM (kyAJf)

309 307 note to self: it helps to poast the URL you idiot.

http://www.rbjb.com/rbjb/rbjbboard/

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 03, 2016 03:46 AM (kyAJf)

310
305 we got a Fisher Paykel dishwasher (at Lowes for 50% because it was a floor model) and all the tines and the silverware basket are removable, as are the upper, fold down shelves.

best thing for us, since we are a DINK household, is that there are two drawers, so we don't have to dirty everything we own just to run an efficient cycle.

that's because the washer is designed to be kosher, and, as long as you run the separate lines all the way to the outfall pipe, you're compliant.

as an unorthodox, unreformed Jew, that wasn't an issue for this household, but it's a great machine. the quick cycle on "Eco" takes 38 minutes start to finish.

if we're having company, you can clean as you go, and, by the time the even is over, just about everything is clean and put away.

https://www.fisherpaykel.com/us.html

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 03, 2016 03:37 AM (kyAJf)



We ended up with an LG LDS5040. For 75 Consumer Reports points at $500, it's a good fit for the sort of things they check; it's maximally configurable for the aforementioned large stuff; and it was instantly available.



Oddest thing to date (and, btw, there are some peculiarities -- for instance, the silverware widgets have slots of randomly different sizes....so a knife might fit in one slot but none of the immediately adjacent ones) -- any time you initiate a cycle or one ends, it sings a little song. I think this might be the company that Douglas Adams was parodying with the Sirius Cybernetics Company schtick in Hithchikers'.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 03:46 AM (EzgxV)

311 Palpatine,
I don't know what a Reaver is. I've heard of torrent, I guess...
I don't use public WiFi .
Yeah, I'm a simpleton.
My only connection to the outside world is this little Samsung & an grandfathered T-mobile acct with unltd phone, text and data. Works well enough for me...


Red,
Years ago, I did weeks of research and decided that my new washer/dryer set would be a Fisher Paykel. Bought top of the line models (like you, floor model of last year's @ 50% or so). Washer took a major shit 3 days after the 3 year warranty. I am no longer impressed.
I hope you have better luck than I did.

Posted by: Chi at June 03, 2016 03:48 AM (OmBt5)

312 307 I just got a smoker -- it should arrive next week.
---
hope it was a Weber Smokey Mountain...

PS: if you haven't ever checked out this site, and it's searchable archives, i'd urge you to do so...

the wisdom of the ages is available there, not just about smoking meat, but sides, etc... over the years i've watched people go from futzing around in the back yard, to competing, to winning to opening successful businesses...

it's all there.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 03, 2016 03:42 AM (kyAJf)



It was a 30" electric from Cabela's for about $300. At this stage, I'm looking for dilletante smoking [though not as effete as a competing unit that had bluetooth].

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 03:49 AM (EzgxV)

313 Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 03:46 AM (EzgxV)
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Heh...

at work, I walked the fab floor once, and was shocked that every single robot played a little jingle when it finished its cycle.

The super explained that a good operator could hear, at a distance, which machine was doing what, and a decent team leader could know, in a few minutes, the status of every wafer on every machine in the place without having to use the Real-Time Production Management System, which wasn't real-time in any meaningful sense of the word, anyway.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 03:50 AM (lutOX)

314 it's been running well for years... we had one small glitch, a couple of years after we got it, that required a service call and a replacement part, but that apparently was an anomaly, as it's been running like a champ ever since, and the same part in the other drawer hasn't as much as hiccuped.


Posted by: redc1c4 at June 03, 2016 03:52 AM (kyAJf)

315 Posted by: Chi at June 03, 2016 03:48 AM (OmBt5)
***
Reaver is a piece of software that cracks wifi passwords and, with another piece of software - IP shift - you can break into a wifi network and spoof it into thinking your computer is supposed to be there.

Talk about anonymity.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 03:54 AM (lutOX)

316 313 Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 03:46 AM (EzgxV)
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Heh...

at work, I walked the fab floor once, and was shocked that every single robot played a little jingle when it finished its cycle.

The super explained that a good operator could hear, at a distance, which machine was doing what, and a decent team leader could know, in a few minutes, the status of every wafer on every machine in the place without having to use the Real-Time Production Management System, which wasn't real-time in any meaningful sense of the word, anyway.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 03:50 AM (lutOX)



It's amusing enough, but it'll probably take me some time to get used to it. We have CO, fire, and flood sensors; beeps from phones and intercoms and opening/closing monitored entry points; we have computers and radios and televisions....and, now, we have a dishwasher singing Korean nursery-school songs to itself.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 03:57 AM (EzgxV)

317 312 i can understand that, but i lurves my old school WSM just as much as i do my 1911A1s, my 870s and my Garand. simple, reliable, and nothing fancy to go south on me at the worst time.

i use the minion method and, with a bit of judicious vent setting, i can hit, and hold a 225* temp for 12-14 hours w/o checking it, meaning i can put the meat on at a reasonable hour, verify it's holding steady, then get a decent night's sleep before the next day's festivities.

speaking of which, i need to find my pics and send them to CBD for use in a food thread... Beer Butt Turkey

i got an extra middle section, took a dremmel tool to it, and it sits on top of the first one, giving me up to four levels of cooking space, instead of just two.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 03, 2016 03:59 AM (kyAJf)

318 ... so a knife might fit in one slot but none of the immediately adjacent ones ...

The reason might be: Silverware stack by type fits flat such that water/soap can't run between them ...

Posted by: Adriane the Talking Toaster Critic ... at June 03, 2016 04:01 AM (AoK0a)

319 Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 03:57 AM (EzgxV)
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My company is Korean, so I wonder if that's what those robots are singing....

I do know that one of them sings the Power Rangers theme when it's at the end of its cycle......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 04:01 AM (lutOX)

320
I do know that one of them sings the Power Rangers theme when it's at the end of its cycle......
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 04:01 AM (lutOX)
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And before anyone jumps on the Korean-ain't-Japanese thing - yeah, I know....

Korean girls are sweet and funny and old-fashioned; Japanese girls are - in my experience - a bit odd and sort of aloof. But neither is to be trifled with.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 04:05 AM (lutOX)

321 317 312 i can understand that, but i lurves my old school WSM just as much as i do my 1911A1s, my 870s and my Garand. simple, reliable, and nothing fancy to go south on me at the worst time.

i use the minion method and, with a bit of judicious vent setting, i can hit, and hold a 225* temp for 12-14 hours w/o checking it, meaning i can put the meat on at a reasonable hour, verify it's holding steady, then get a decent night's sleep before the next day's festivities.

speaking of which, i need to find my pics and send them to CBD for use in a food thread... Beer Butt Turkey

i got an extra middle section, took a dremmel tool to it, and it sits on top of the first one, giving me up to four levels of cooking space, instead of just two.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 03, 2016 03:59 AM (kyAJf)




The unit I got was the IK-541706 at Cabela's. I'm not providing a link because their stupid linking system includes 42 thousand characters of personalization in the link. It's relatively new to Cabela's, so they don't have a lot of worthwhile reviews -- tracking it back to Amazon (and beyond), it looks like a slightly updated version of a well-liked unit (they changed a couple of common complaints).

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 04:07 AM (EzgxV)

322 Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 04:05 AM (lutOX)
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Sounds like the Beach Boys.....

'I wish they all could be Vietnamese girls....'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 04:07 AM (lutOX)

323 http://www.cabelas.com/product/MASTERBUILT-ELECTRIC-SMOKER/2253219.uts

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 03, 2016 04:16 AM (kyAJf)

324 318 ... so a knife might fit in one slot but none of the immediately adjacent ones ...

The reason might be: Silverware stack by type fits flat such that water/soap can't run between them ...

Posted by: Adriane the Talking Toaster Critic ... at June 03, 2016 04:01 AM (AoK0a)




It's not about nesting -- the holes are oval, and diagonal to the basket -- things self-align so that nesting would be difficult to do intentionally. But the log axis seems to vary randomly in size.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 04:18 AM (EzgxV)

325 Apropros of nothing, I took the mutt to the vet today just to get some flea shit. I want to stay ahead of the fleas this year.
I decided on the chewable treat style, 3 month dose. Bravecto.
My other choice was topical drops (nope) or a Seresto collar for $70 (8 months? Really?) - a subsidiary of Bayer.

Well, I learned here the other day about Bayer's role in making Zyklon B, so I felt it necessary to let the doctor* know why I can't buy that or anything else made by Bayer.
She was shocked, and I got the impression that she may even nix any Bayer products in the future.
I was happy for a few hours today .

*Doc is smoking hawt. Absolutely gorgeous woman.
Striking resemblance to Sarah Palin, only prettier. And more than likely, a lot smarter.

Posted by: Chi at June 03, 2016 04:18 AM (OmBt5)

326 does it take chips or chunks of wood for the smoke?

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 03, 2016 04:20 AM (kyAJf)

327 323 http://www.cabelas.com/product/MASTERBUILT-ELECTRIC-SMOKER/2253219.uts

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 03, 2016 04:16 AM (kyAJf)



Yup. I figure that one should keep me amused for a bit.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 04:20 AM (EzgxV)

328 326 does it take chips or chunks of wood for the smoke?

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 03, 2016 04:20 AM (kyAJf)



From what I understand from "recommended buy with", small chunks or chips less than about 1/2" across. And you have to watch and keep feeding them. It's going to take some time to play with.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 04:24 AM (EzgxV)

329 Posted by: Chi at June 03, 2016 04:18 AM (OmBt5)
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Hmmm.....smokin' hawt doc......

Wonder if she's accepting new patients.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 04:28 AM (lutOX)

330 325 Apropros of nothing, I took the mutt to the vet today just to get some flea shit. I want to stay ahead of the fleas this year.
I decided on the chewable treat style, 3 month dose. Bravecto.
My other choice was topical drops (nope) or a Seresto collar for $70 (8 months? Really?) - a subsidiary of Bayer.

Well, I learned here the other day about Bayer's role in making Zyklon B, so I felt it necessary to let the doctor* know why I can't buy that or anything else made by Bayer.
She was shocked, and I got the impression that she may even nix any Bayer products in the future.
I was happy for a few hours today .

*Doc is smoking hawt. Absolutely gorgeous woman.
Striking resemblance to Sarah Palin, only prettier. And more than likely, a lot smarter.

Posted by: Chi at June 03, 2016 04:18 AM (OmBt5)




The only un-smart thing about Sarah Palin is that she trusted the GOPe and hitched her wagon to "nothing to fear" McCain. I had her pegged as a person to watch months before anyone else had heard of her because of her record in Alaska. She took on TPTB, kicked ass, and took names.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 04:30 AM (EzgxV)

331 Wonder if she's accepting new patients.....
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 04:28 AM (lutOX)
***
'Cause the 'Naughty Librarian' thing is not without its appeal, and, though my angel calls me a 'cat,' there is a canine side to me as well....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 04:31 AM (lutOX)

332
329 Posted by: Chi at June 03, 2016 04:18 AM (OmBt5)
***
Hmmm.....smokin' hawt doc......

Wonder if she's accepting new patients.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 04:28 AM (lutOX)



Smokin' hawt vet. You need to be able to scratch your ear with your foot and lick your balls to qualify.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 04:32 AM (EzgxV)

333 Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 04:32 AM (EzgxV)
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See #331....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 04:34 AM (lutOX)

334 so, trump is at a rally in cal and says "lyin' ted" is no longer "lyon ted" and he loves ted.

ya see, this is why i dislike the man. not just for the smear, but for the naked self-aggrandisement.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 03, 2016 04:35 AM (WTSFk)

335
Emmett RensinVerified account
@emmettrensin
Advice: If Trump comes to your town, start a riot.

Emmett Rensin
@Zack_Parker_ Property Destruction Is Not Violence

==========
Jackass is editor at Vox

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 03, 2016 04:37 AM (iQIUe)

336 Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 03, 2016 04:35 AM (WTSFk)
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Of course he loves the guy.

Who doesn't like a gracious loser?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 04:38 AM (lutOX)

337 Hmmmm,
What is best in life?
A smoker, a smoking hot babe and a dishwasher that plays Korean songs.
Wrong! Conan, what is best in life?
To crush your enemies, to drive them before you and listen to the lamintations of their dishwashers!

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at June 03, 2016 04:41 AM (FtrY1)

338 Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at June 03, 2016 04:41 AM (FtrY1)
I dunno...

A smokestack babe, a good brisket, and a dishwasher - that's a pretty strong hand....

Just sayin'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 04:43 AM (lutOX)

339 Oh, that wasn't intended to be a dig on Palin. Just the easiest (and best) comparison I could make.
I couldn't be classified as a "fan" of Sarah, but I like her. Probably more than most people here.

And yes, the hawt librarian look more than helps. Add the lab coat & obvious authority - how you doin'?
And a cursory search of her last name proved that I assumed correctly. Jewish heritage. Hungarian, I learned.
I think the Bayer knowledge shook her a bit.

Posted by: Chi at June 03, 2016 04:45 AM (OmBt5)

340 #328 you'll have to bust these up with a chisel or some such, but for poultry, fessh, etc, you'll likely love the woods this guy sells.

http://www.hawaiiguava.com/guava-smoking-wood.html

found him long ago at the BBQ Forum i mentioned up thread. straight shooter and great product, just as advertised. i use his stuff on my turkeys, and other fowl, like pheasant.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 03, 2016 04:45 AM (kyAJf)

341 i'd take trump over the the dem because he might do some of the things he claims: rescinding obama's exec decrees; repealing obamacare; enforcing immigration law; bolstering military; appointing a con supreme court justice; i dislike his economic proposals so far.

but he's repugnant and, like many here, i don't trust his newfound "conservatism".

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 03, 2016 04:46 AM (WTSFk)

342 Posted by: Chi at June 03, 2016 04:45 AM (OmBt5)
***
Oof! And she's hungarian....

Yeah, I identify as a dog, cat, whatever......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 04:47 AM (lutOX)

343 Isn't AT&T Lily hungarian?

Posted by: Chi at June 03, 2016 04:49 AM (OmBt5)

344 @322 Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine'

"I wish they all could be Vietnamese girls....'"


Some of those girls are smoking hot. I knew a green beret who married one in 71' and stayed married until his death.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at June 03, 2016 04:50 AM (E8UjU)

345 Posted by: Chi at June 03, 2016 04:49 AM (OmBt5)
***
Khazak or Uzbek or some such damned Central Asian...

And how dare you speak of my future ex-wife in that careless way?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 04:51 AM (lutOX)

346 Some of those girls are smoking hot. I knew a green beret who married one in 71' and stayed married until his death.
Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at June 03, 2016 04:50 AM (E8UjU)
***
Trying to marry one born in Saigon and raised in OK, myself.

Yeah, she's an angel.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 04:52 AM (lutOX)

347 343 Isn't AT&T Lily hungarian?


Nope. She was born in Uzbekistan.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 03, 2016 04:52 AM (tjHEf)

348 it's funny... last year i asked the question here: what would be the foundation of a winning pres. campaign and suggested a small govt. advocate for opportunity and prosperity [better grammar, too]. and along comes trump, a prosperous businessman offering patriotism. weird.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 03, 2016 04:52 AM (WTSFk)

349 334 so, trump is at a rally in cal and says "lyin' ted" is no longer "lyon ted" and he loves ted.

ya see, this is why i dislike the man. not just for the smear, but for the naked self-aggrandisement.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 03, 2016 04:35 AM (WTSFk)



IMHP, nobody in their right mind would want to spend significant time with Trump. He's not a "BFF" kind-of guy. But while I might dislike having to spend time with him personally, I can like very much the thought of him spending copious amounts of time with people who are not my friends. I can like, as a person, the Donald Trump that drives leftist maniacs into frothing rages, and makes GOPers wet themselves in dismay.



And whatever personal characteristics he uses to do this.....fine by me.



You're wrong to think about "liking Trump" in the way that you're doing -- it's not like you're going to marry him. Trump will be liked for what he does, and who he upsets, and what sacred cows he will gore.



One of my favorite Trump fantasies is that he just closes the White House press room. Throws all the bums out. Padlocks it. Anyone can email a question to the Trump White House, and all responses are posted on Youtube. Press on AF1? How 'bout: "no"? Special press planes -- fuck no. Special press galleries -- nope. Special press access? -- get within 100 feet and the Secret Service will plug you, just like anyone else. Stop the nonsense.




Another dream would be the end of "State of the Union" addresses. For many years, they were simple letters delivered by courier. Those were good years -- maybe we should emulate them.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 04:53 AM (EzgxV)

350 ,,,but i got it wrong on the appeal of opportunity and prosperity, hell, clinton could do that.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 03, 2016 04:53 AM (WTSFk)

351 @336 Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine'

"Who doesn't like a gracious loser?"

Ask my boy John McCain.

Posted by: Barrack Obama at June 03, 2016 04:54 AM (E8UjU)

352
Nope. She was born in Uzbekistan.
Posted by: Puddleglum at June 03, 2016 04:52 AM (tjHEf)
***
heh...

Girl could drink my battery fluid any time she wanted, and could have all the matches and money I had....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4nk5mSz_2s

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 04:54 AM (lutOX)

353 339 Oh, that wasn't intended to be a dig on Palin. Just the easiest (and best) comparison I could make.
I couldn't be classified as a "fan" of Sarah, but I like her. Probably more than most people here.

And yes, the hawt librarian look more than helps. Add the lab coat & obvious authority - how you doin'?
And a cursory search of her last name proved that I assumed correctly. Jewish heritage. Hungarian, I learned.
I think the Bayer knowledge shook her a bit.

Posted by: Chi at June 03, 2016 04:45 AM (OmBt5)



Wasn't it Chemjeff who had Transylvania Velma going on for a bit? Glasses, warm sweaters, brainy, eastern European?

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 04:57 AM (EzgxV)

354 349: yeah, your probably right. i really don't base support for a politician on personal likes,, but on principle and policy. but trump can also be a vile person.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 03, 2016 04:58 AM (WTSFk)

355 ... i dunno...

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 03, 2016 04:58 AM (WTSFk)

356 @346 Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine'

Go get her.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at June 03, 2016 04:59 AM (E8UjU)

357 Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 04:54 AM (lutOX)
***
Most beautiful girl I ever knew was from Uzbekistan....

Honestly, traffic would stop when she was on the sidewalk, and Lord but she was more or less oblivious.

The girl was so hawt that I never dared try be more than her friend; that her father looked like Kemal Ataturk and had the face of man who could murder and bury me without losing any sleep over it made it easier....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 05:01 AM (lutOX)

358 Ok, its time for Trump talk already. Not my cup o tea, so I'm out...
(mumble mumble he IS NOT about small gov't mumble mumble)

Posted by: Chi at June 03, 2016 05:01 AM (OmBt5)

359 Go get her.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at June 03, 2016 04:59 AM (E8UjU)
***
working on it....

she hasn't said yes and she hasn't said no, but her family....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 05:02 AM (lutOX)

360 354 349: yeah, your probably right. i really don't base support for a politician on personal likes,, but on principle and policy. but trump can also be a vile person.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 03, 2016 04:58 AM (WTSFk)



Here's the thing: if he's President, he'll be in Washington, D.C. -- which is Ground-Zero for vile people. I want someone there who is worse than Harry Reid -- and that's saying a lot -- who will kick his fucking teeth in. I want someone there who is worse the Mitch McConnell -- who is the pastiest turtle-necked duplicitous asshole I know -- who can kick him in the nuts. I want someone there who laughs at the PATCA kerfluffle because it didn't go 1/100 as far as it should have.




I don't want this guy at my dining room table. I don't want him to be nice and sociable.....I want him to wade into the cesspool and make waves. BIG ONES.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 05:03 AM (EzgxV)

361 @357 Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine

I had a business trip in Kiev, Ukraine, about 7 years ago. I still have a sore neck from turning my head contantly.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at June 03, 2016 05:04 AM (E8UjU)

362 358: yeah, he isn't for small govt. but he says he'll rescind obama's edicts. there's that.

sorry to bring it up.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 03, 2016 05:04 AM (WTSFk)

363 @359 Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine

"but her family...."

Focus on winning them over and maintain frame. It is a shit test, but it is an asian thing that can be breached.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at June 03, 2016 05:07 AM (E8UjU)

364 362 358: yeah, he isn't for small govt. but he says he'll rescind obama's edicts. there's that.

sorry to bring it up.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 03, 2016 05:04 AM (WTSFk)



I should also point out that I consider Cruz a more principled choice. But the more damage Trump will cause in DC, the more I can support him.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 05:07 AM (EzgxV)

365 The hate speach in Europe has been coming our way for a long time.
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at June 03, 2016 05:08 AM (3wHFl)

366 Most beautiful girl I ever knew was from Uzbekistan....

---
i was madly in love/lust with a Druze young lady when i was in college.

un/fortunately, i had no idea what to do about it, and it never went anywhere.

since she was a leftist, it's likely just as well, but still...

/damn

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 03, 2016 05:08 AM (kyAJf)

367 360: "ground zero for vile people"... lol, very funny.

the thing is, from what i've seen, trump's aggression towards others is based entirely on whether they're nice to him & support him personally. any of those d.c. pols will be his best friend in a flash with the right words. then what?

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 03, 2016 05:09 AM (WTSFk)

368 You have nothing to apologize for, chimp!

I just got tired of anything Trump/Cruz a good 6 months ago. The same discussion/debate/argument has been going on and on and on, and no one here can change what is, regardless of how smart they think their argument is.
Hell, give it a few more months, and I might even go back on my vow to stay home this year.

Posted by: Chi at June 03, 2016 05:10 AM (OmBt5)

369 anyways... wish you all well...

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 03, 2016 05:11 AM (WTSFk)

370 Focus on winning them over and maintain frame. It is a shit test, but it is an asian thing that can be breached.
Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at June 03, 2016 05:07 AM (E8UjU)
***
I know. Not my first rodeo.

Her nephews and nieces, especially her favorites, adore me, and her aunts are beginning to come around.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 05:12 AM (lutOX)

371 @364 cthulhu

"I should also point out that I consider Cruz a more principled choice. But the more damage Trump will cause in DC, the more I can support him."


Ditto. Trump is match to burn the place down. I am all for it.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at June 03, 2016 05:12 AM (E8UjU)

372 AT&T Lily - Real name, Milana Vayntrub. Born in 1987 in the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic. She's a Jew and her family fled Uzbek SSR because of religious persecution. No, I'm not a stalker, Wikipedia is. She is very pretty and nicely packaged (polite way of saying she has a fantastic rack).

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 03, 2016 05:12 AM (tjHEf)

373 Hell, give it a few more months, and I might even go back on my vow to stay home this year.
---
i've tried to avoid all the rancor, but it does boil down to this:

like it or not, lacking a sudden appearance by SMOD, either Shrillery or Teh Donald is going to be President in January 2017.

pick one. anything else is bloviating, IMHO.

YMMV.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 03, 2016 05:13 AM (kyAJf)

374 370 Focus on winning them over and maintain frame. It is a shit test, but it is an asian thing that can be breached.
Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at June 03, 2016 05:07 AM (E8UjU)
***
I know. Not my first rodeo.

Her nephews and nieces, especially her favorites, adore me, and her aunts are beginning to come around.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 05:12 AM (lutOX)
***
And i've been working on her father. I still call him 'Colonel,' and am always ready with the Johnny Walker.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 05:16 AM (lutOX)

375 367 360: "ground zero for vile people"... lol, very funny.

the thing is, from what i've seen, trump's aggression towards others is based entirely on whether they're nice to him & support him personally. any of those d.c. pols will be his best friend in a flash with the right words. then what?

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 03, 2016 05:09 AM (WTSFk)



Do you really think the supercilious bureaucracies can bring themselves to kowtow to someone not from Harvard or Yale? Who hasn't spent decades in academia or government? Who has made money by actually providing value, rather than looting taxpayers?



Yeah, individual legislators can try to curry favor through being "nice" and maybe "support him personally" -- but the corrupt cesspit city as-a-whole is viscerally opposed to him. I hope he burns it down, disperses the stones, and salts the fields. And if he does, he will be a great President and I will be well-disposed towards him to the end of my days.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 05:17 AM (EzgxV)

376 @370 Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine

Sounds like you are in the cat birds seat. Continue your advance.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at June 03, 2016 05:19 AM (E8UjU)

377 For the 'rons what don't know:

If you're courting a Vietnamese lady, the key thing is to win over the women in her family.

Clinch them, and the men will follow.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 05:22 AM (lutOX)

378 'Colonel, would you care for another?' and I go ahead and pour it, and he takes it every time.

Tried to introduce him to bourbon, but he didn't care for it. Only after talking to my uncles who served there did I understand that it was Scotch that ARVN liked....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 05:29 AM (lutOX)

379 Posted by: redc1c4 at June 03, 2016 05:13 AM (kyAJf)
--------------------
I think we're on the same page. I accepted the inevitable a week or two before TrusTed did, I think. I'm not butthurt, just very disappointed.
Nothing you or I can do to change anything - other than vote in some way.

I have held my tongue and will try to do so in the future.
I'm just tired of voting for evil. The lesser of two, sure, but it's like 30 years now, and I haven't had someone I can get behind.
Well, Lily, but that's a different topic.

I was first eligible to vote in '85. I haven't had a true constitutionalist as a choice until lthis year, and everyone I know & respect just wants to burn it down. Hence, we lost our chance and now have a carnival barker celebrity Dem or an unidicted felon Dem to choose from...

Posted by: Chi at June 03, 2016 05:32 AM (OmBt5)

380 Watching the videos of the vile, repulsive attacks on Trump supporters at the San Jose rally.

It will be very interesting to see if the MSM covers it or covers it up today. The video of the woman getting egged in the face by the Soros goons SHOULD lead on every single morning show, network and cable. But I wouldn't bet on it.

Still, while this has been going on for months, a line seems to finally have been crossed now. Even CHER is condemning the "protesters."

(and I wish the MFM would stop calling these thugs "protesters.")

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at June 03, 2016 05:34 AM (WlGX+)

381 @378 Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine

Hell, I'de throw you out of my house if you came over with bourbon. Stick with Scotch. Prefeably single malt.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at June 03, 2016 05:34 AM (E8UjU)

382 And F--K David French in particular for blaming the violence on Trump.

Principled. Conservatives.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at June 03, 2016 05:37 AM (WlGX+)

383 I was first eligible to vote in '85. I haven't had a true
constitutionalist as a choice until lthis year, and everyone I know
respect just wants to burn it down. Hence, we lost our chance and
now have a carnival barker celebrity Dem or an unidicted felon Dem to
choose from...
---
lucky me: my first Presidential vote was for Reagan.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 03, 2016 05:37 AM (kyAJf)

384 As I have frequently noted, our era is quite similar to another era where the depredations of a Central Bank had become intolerable, for almost exactly the same reasons. We need a stiff-necked old coot to do what needs to be done in such circumstances, as we had in 1832 -- http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/ajveto01.asp



And, as I have done before, let me highlight Andrew Jackson's words of wisdom:



"It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purposes. Distinctions in society will always exist under every just government. Equality of talents, of education, or of wealth can not be produced by human institutions. In the full enjoyment of the gifts of Heaven and the fruits of superior industry, economy, and virtue, every man is equally entitled to protection by law; but when the laws undertake to add to these natural and just advantages artificial distinctions, to grant titles, gratuities, and exclusive privileges, to make the rich richer and the potent more powerful, the humble members of society-the farmers, mechanics, and laborers-who have neither the time nor the means of securing like favors to themselves, have a right to complain of the injustice of their Government. There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses. If it would confine itself to equal protection, and, as Heaven does its rains, shower its favors alike on the high and the low, the rich and the poor, it would be an unqualified blessing. In the act before me there seems to be a wide and unnecessary departure from these just principles.

Nor is our Government to be maintained or our Union preserved by invasions of the rights and powers of the several States. In thus attempting to make our General Government strong we make it weak. Its true strength consists in leaving individuals and States as much as possible to themselves-in making itself felt, not in its power, but in its beneficence; not in its control, but in its protection; not in binding the States more closely to the center, but leaving each to move unobstructed in its proper orbit.

Experience should teach us wisdom. Most of the difficulties our Government now encounters and most of the dangers which impend over our Union have sprung from an abandonment of the legitimate objects of Government by our national legislation, and the adoption of such principles as are embodied in this act. Many of our rich men have not been content with equal protection and equal benefits, but have besought us to make them richer by act of Congress. By attempting to gratify their desires we have in the results of our legislation arrayed section against section, interest against interest, and man against man, in a fearful commotion which threatens to shake the foundations of our Union. It is time to pause in our career to review our principles, and if possible revive that devoted patriotism and spirit of compromise which distinguished the sages of the Revolution and the fathers of our Union. If we can not at once, in justice to interests vested under improvident legislation, make our Government what it ought to be, we can at least take a stand against all new grants of monopolies and exclusive privileges, against any prostitution of our Government to the advancement of the few at the expense of the many, and in favor of compromise and gradual reform in our code of laws and system of political economy."

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 05:39 AM (EzgxV)

385 lucky me: my first Presidential vote was for Reagan.


Yep, me too. For his re-election. I was all for him in '80 but too young to vote. I will always consider it an honor to have cast my first vote for such a great President.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at June 03, 2016 05:39 AM (WlGX+)

386 in 80, btw...


Posted by: redc1c4 at June 03, 2016 05:39 AM (kyAJf)

387 Hell, I'de throw you out of my house if you came over with bourbon. Stick with Scotch. Prefeably single malt.
Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at June 03, 2016 05:34 AM (E8UjU
***
I'm a jew-billy, and so prone to a fondness for bourbon.

For the Colonel, however, I bring Johnny Walker Red, which evokes his nostalgia and make him young again.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 05:40 AM (lutOX)

388 387 Hell, I'de throw you out of my house if you came over with bourbon. Stick with Scotch. Prefeably single malt.
Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at June 03, 2016 05:34 AM (E8UjU
***
I'm a jew-billy, and so prone to a fondness for bourbon.

For the Colonel, however, I bring Johnny Walker Red, which evokes his nostalgia and make him young again.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 05:40 AM (lutOX)



Re: @377 -- what do you bring for his wife?

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 05:42 AM (EzgxV)

389 Tried to introduce him to bourbon, but he didn't care for it. Only after talking to my uncles who served there did I understand that it was Scotch that ARVN liked....
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle
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Dude. If he likes Scotch, then just buy that rotgut bourbon on the bottom shelf. Ten High, Kentucky Gentleman, Colonels Pride...
Add in a shot glass of lighter fluid - boom. You have scotch.
You can't give those guys Pappy Van Winkles and expect them to appreciate it fercryingoutloud. Their taste buds are dead.

Posted by: Chi at June 03, 2016 05:43 AM (OmBt5)

390 389 Tried to introduce him to bourbon, but he didn't care for it. Only after talking to my uncles who served there did I understand that it was Scotch that ARVN liked....
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle
---------------------
Dude. If he likes Scotch, then just buy that rotgut bourbon on the bottom shelf. Ten High, Kentucky Gentleman, Colonels Pride...
Add in a shot glass of lighter fluid - boom. You have scotch.
You can't give those guys Pappy Van Winkles and expect them to appreciate it fercryingoutloud. Their taste buds are dead.

Posted by: Chi at June 03, 2016 05:43 AM (OmBt5)



And, here, I thought the secret was to heat it briefly with agricultural peat moss, add liquid smoke, then strain.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 05:45 AM (EzgxV)

391 Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 05:42 AM (EzgxV)
***
Good manners, a freshly-killed chicken, and a bottle of Xinjiang wine.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 03, 2016 05:46 AM (lutOX)

392 thing is with trump the only animating principle seems to be his self-aggrandizement. what he actually will do is ?

... guess i'm not done...

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 03, 2016 05:50 AM (WTSFk)

393 @384- cthulhu

Wouldn't mind seeing that one in every thread.

Posted by: teej at June 03, 2016 05:50 AM (g/2WM)

394 375: i don't think for a moment that trump intends to "burn the place down (d.c.). i think that's projection. no offense intended.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 03, 2016 05:53 AM (WTSFk)

395 Good Morning Morons, I'm back from Charleston. Today is Friday, June 03, 2016. On this day in 1888 the poem "Casey at the Bat", by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, was published in The San Francisco Examiner. A Disney short animation for the poem was released in 1946 and made this poem even more popular. I have a copy of that short.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 03, 2016 05:55 AM (mpXpK)

396 Federal agents had a huge turf war over arrest of a terror suspect being held by ICE in the San Bernardino shootings. To date not a single individual from ICE has been fired or even disciplined over this mess.


http://fxn.ws/1O76GsL

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 03, 2016 05:55 AM (mpXpK)

397 Another gang of anti-Trump thugs create a riot and attack Trump supporters in San Jose. Unbelievably the mayor of San Jose, a Democrat, blamed Trump for the riot for holding a rally in his city.


http://fxn.ws/1sRcD2V

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 03, 2016 05:55 AM (mpXpK)

398 In case you missed it yesterday:


Five soldiers were killed, three others injured and four were missing after a US Army truck was swept from a low-water crossing and overturned in a swollen creek at Fort Hood, Texas on Thursday.


Something about this poses a lot of questions to me.


http://fxn.ws/1sRd3WY

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 03, 2016 05:56 AM (mpXpK)

399 The only person who has been held accountable for the VA transgressions that have resulted in deaths of veterans on long waiting lists is now being shielded by the corrupt DOJ and may even get her job back. This administration is unbelievable.


http://fxn.ws/1O7d5Ed

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 03, 2016 05:56 AM (mpXpK)

400 Obama lies about his illegal order to allow boys to use girl's bathrooms. And nowhere in this AP article does it say that Title IX specifically states that schools may discriminate in bathroom use between male and females. As much as the Democrat PR organ known as the MSM gripes about Obama's non-transparency they are still shielding him from public release of his illegal actions.


http://fxn.ws/20WMIBP

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 03, 2016 05:56 AM (mpXpK)

401 393 @384- cthulhu

Wouldn't mind seeing that one in every thread.

Posted by: teej at June 03, 2016 05:50 AM (g/2WM)



Feels like I'm working on it, sometimes.




One thing that is truly amazing is that Jackson's message is clear and explanatory -- not vacuous and obscure. It is thoughtful and lucid, instead of sound-bites and rhetoric. It clearly shows its roots in the base of our Republic, instead of being merely blips in the now.....and it as true today as it was then.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 05:56 AM (EzgxV)

402 Obama's illegal open border policies are allowing muzzie terrorists to come into the US from Mexico.


http://bit.ly/25A9yCE

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 03, 2016 05:56 AM (mpXpK)

403 Obama and his corrupt DOJ still do not give a shit about court orders when dealing with his illegal activities regarding amnesty.


The Justice Department is resisting a judge's order to provide ethics training for its lawyers and is objecting to turning over to the court the names of illegal aliens who were granted what amounts to administrative amnesty ("deferrals") in stark violation of an injunction issued by the court.


Why hasn't this judge thrown those lawyers in jail for contempt? Why hasn't he called in the corrupt AG who the Republicans easily approved?


http://dailysign.al/1X22Vr6

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 03, 2016 05:57 AM (mpXpK)

404 The UCLA shooter was an illegal VISA over-stay who had been granted permanent status. So how did that happen? And yeah, some more of Obama's super vetting.


http://bit.ly/1PpcwWL

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 03, 2016 05:57 AM (mpXpK)

405 Recall those black thugs (BLM) who stormed the library at Dartmouth attacking white students? They will not be disciplined at all, nada, none.


http://bit.ly/1r4SjKb

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 03, 2016 05:57 AM (mpXpK)

406 Wasn't Scankles' IT tech who set up her illegal server granted immunity? I thought he was but he is now taking the 5th in testimony, which you can not do if you have been granted immunity.


http://bit.ly/1PpVRCg

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 03, 2016 05:57 AM (mpXpK)

407 Ramirez


http://bit.ly/1qd89lF


That's it for today folks. Not much out there today.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 03, 2016 05:58 AM (mpXpK)

408 And who was it that said something along the lines of give me the power over the money supply and I care not who makes the laws.

Bourbon vs scotch?
Scotch still tastes like scotch no matter how old or how few barrels it came out of.
Don't drink anything much but when I do, Blanton's if I can get it.

Posted by: teej at June 03, 2016 05:58 AM (g/2WM)

409 394 375: i don't think for a moment that trump intends to "burn the place down (d.c.). i think that's projection. no offense intended.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 03, 2016 05:53 AM (WTSFk)



I don't think that he intends to, either....but, if elected, I expect he will.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 05:59 AM (EzgxV)

410 409: well, wouldn't that be something.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 03, 2016 06:04 AM (WTSFk)

411 Incidentally, can you imagine a Democrat of today saying, "I have now done my duty to my country. If sustained by my fellow citizens, I shall be grateful and happy; if not, I shall find in the motives which impel me ample grounds for contentment and peace. In the difficulties which surround us and the dangers which threaten our institutions there is cause for neither dismay nor alarm. For relief and deliverance let us firmly rely on that kind Providence which I am sure watches with peculiar care over the destinies of our Republic, and on the intelligence and wisdom of our countrymen. Through His abundant goodness and heir patriotic devotion our liberty and Union will be preserved."

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 06:05 AM (EzgxV)

412 Hyvää Houmenta, Horde!

(Thanks mindful webworker!)

Posted by: Zettai Ryōiki at June 03, 2016 06:09 AM (kP16F)

413 Back to the rocking chair folks. Will check back later.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 03, 2016 06:09 AM (mpXpK)

414 Let's try that again...

Hyv#228;#228; Huomenta!

(Hey! I got o-macron privilige!)

Posted by: Zettai Ryōiki at June 03, 2016 06:15 AM (kP16F)

415 Why hasn't this judge thrown those lawyers in jail
for contempt? Why hasn't he called in the corrupt AG who the Republicans
easily approved?


http://dailysign.al/1X22Vr6

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 03, 2016 05:57 AM (mpXpK)


The lawyers are only following orders. Tossing them in jail, while a nice gesture, would simply result in another raft of lawyers, following the same rules. The problem is, the court can't do shit to the people giving these orders....and the RINO cocksuckers in the House and Senate won't do a damn thing about it except hold 'hearings'.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at June 03, 2016 06:15 AM (35Dgx)

416 I give up...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at June 03, 2016 06:16 AM (kP16F)

417 410 409: well, wouldn't that be something.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 03, 2016 06:04 AM (WTSFk)



Let me be completely clear about this -- I don't trust Trump as a conservative, I don't believe he has a firm grounding in the principles of segregated powers and limited government, and I don't believe his vision of the United States is as free as mine is.....but to a large extent, it doesn't matter.




I think it likely that large segments of the government bureaucracy will revolt under a Trump administration. Just like Trump, I don't think they're cognizant that their power and jurisdiction are well past the limits that the Founding Fathers enshrined in the Constitution. But when the Bureaucracy and the Administration are on different sides of a dispute over power and jurisdiction, then courts can rule.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 03, 2016 06:17 AM (EzgxV)

418 "Wasn't Scankles' IT tech who set up her illegal server granted immunity?
I thought he was but he is now taking the 5th in testimony, which you
can not do if you have been granted immunity."

Vic, I think the immunity was with the FBI. This is the FOIA case with whomever (Judicial watch?). It would seem that the two are actually separate cases.

Posted by: Bayou City at June 03, 2016 06:26 AM (Srnuc)

419 Thx Vic!

Posted by: Fewenuff at June 03, 2016 06:30 AM (T/sbU)

420 G'mornin' Horde !

Thanks, Vic, and welcome back !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez_and_the_dogs at June 03, 2016 06:33 AM (gUoN4)

421 Sven-

From last night. You said "I'm 43. My life and values are a failure" In what way? Do you not have people who love you and depend on you? Have you not made a positive difference in people's lives?. Because other people don't share your values doesn't mean that they are a failure.

I don't know what your work status is now, but did you not at some point use your gifts and talents to make a living.?

Don't let your feelings-which go up and down determine your worth as a person. God knows you and loves you.

Sorry if I overreacted but that kind of talk is worrisome to me.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 03, 2016 06:33 AM (rmw+9)

422 "Since most Japanese baseball terms are taken from English and a lot of the announcements were done in English"

/src on/The worst and most evil cultural appropriators in history./src off/

Posted by: Michael K at June 03, 2016 06:39 AM (YXlRz)

423 >>>>
"Wasn't Scankles' IT tech who set up her illegal server granted immunity?

I thought he was but he is now taking the 5th in testimony, which you

can not do if you have been granted immunity."

Vic, I think
the immunity was with the FBI. This is the FOIA case with whomever
(Judicial watch?). It would seem that the two are actually separate
cases.
.
.
.
.
.Yes, this a completely separate case that may open him up to further criminal problems.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 03, 2016 06:46 AM (iONHu)

424 "Obama's Job Approval Reaches 51%, Highest of His Second Term"

This might have something to do with the fact that Republicans in congress are fucking traitorous liars who refuse to offer the slightest opposition to King Cockholster.

Just spitballin,' but that might have something to do with it.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at June 03, 2016 06:46 AM (ZEzaq)

425 Welcome back VIC !

Posted by: JT at June 03, 2016 06:47 AM (BeTG2)

426
On this day in 1888 the poem "Casey at the Bat", by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, was published in The San Francisco Examiner.


The actor DeWolf Hopper's recitation of "Casey" was part of his stage act for years. Here's a 1909 recording:

https://goo.gl/zzohep

Hopper's son was William Hopper, who played Paul Drake in the Perry Mason series. Hopper's fifth wife was gossip columnist Hedda Hopper.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 03, 2016 06:48 AM (X6fMO)

427 When you don't feel God's love or presence:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/hldvnfb

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 03, 2016 06:49 AM (rmw+9)

428 Yay Vic!

@397 I've just been looking at tweets coming from San Jose - without even watching the videos, it looks REALLY bad.

Of course the sleaze media are all blaming Trump for inciting it.

Posted by: @votermom at June 03, 2016 06:56 AM (7lVbc)

429 MP4 I always enjoy your Hollywood anecdotes.

Posted by: @votermom at June 03, 2016 06:57 AM (7lVbc)

430 And another "Forsaken by God?" on not letting your feelings determine your relationship with God:


http://www.net-burst.net/tough/feel.htm

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 03, 2016 06:58 AM (rmw+9)

431 @424

You're exactly right.

The supposed opposition has and had no plan or strategy in place to degrade Obamas popularity and the MSM isn't going to do their job for them so this steaming turd is going to leave office with high approval ratings and transition to shadow presidency mode.

We'll never be free of this cocksucker.

Posted by: Kreplach at June 03, 2016 07:02 AM (kLLda)

432 Prayers for those in the horde who are hurting.

(Usually I saw (((hugs))) too but now apparently it's some kind of hate code)

Posted by: @votermom at June 03, 2016 07:04 AM (7lVbc)

433
Thanks for the compliment, votermom. It's times like this I wish I were retired so I could really stretch out and give you all more stories and pix.

But since I mentioned Hedda Hopper - whose real name, of all things, was Elda Furry - here's a formal portrait of her from her early days as an actress:
http://goo.gl/Y8gA8Y

Not particularly flattering, but Hopper wasn't the most attractive person, either. The great Florenz Ziegfeld once called her a "clumsy cow" when she tried out for the Follies.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 03, 2016 07:04 AM (X6fMO)

434 Elda Furry - did she have a younger sister named Yanga Furry?

Posted by: @votermom at June 03, 2016 07:08 AM (7lVbc)

435
Oh, what the heck, a little more before I start work in earnest.

Ziegfeld had strict requirements for his girls, their measurements being 36-26-38.

And what did he like himself? Well, here's his first wife, the luscious candybox of a woman, showgirl Anna Held:

http://goo.gl/WNn2sq

And his second wife, twittery-voiced Billie Burke, whom you know best as Glinda the Good Witch:

http://goo.gl/8P15q7

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 03, 2016 07:11 AM (X6fMO)

436 Hello Morons; checked back in for a short short. As expected, can't type WAS.


MP4 you are always a wealth of INFO. Thanks.


Back to the rocker.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 03, 2016 07:12 AM (mpXpK)

437 "Obama's Job Approval Reaches 51%, Highest of His Second Term"

Even worse, a large percentage of those that disapprove are from the left that think he is not liberal enough and not imposing the leftist agenda fast enough.
I see numbers like that and it convinces me are already over the edge. That occurred in 2012 with his re-election. We are now just fighting a rear-guard action and hoping for low turnout by the left/LIV's.

Posted by: Anti-Smoking Society of Liberal Prig's at June 03, 2016 07:12 AM (1BQGO)

438 >>>>>"Obama's Job Approval Reaches 51%, Highest of His Second Term"

Even
worse, a large percentage of those that disapprove are from the left
that think he is not liberal enough and not imposing the leftist agenda
fast enough.
I see numbers like that and it convinces me are already
over the edge. That occurred in 2012 with his re-election. We are now
just fighting a rear-guard action and hoping for low turnout by the
left/LIV's.
.
.
.
.His second term popularity is going to eclipse Bill Clinton's by the end is my guess. There is little doubt that obama is extremely popular on the left and most of that comes from him ignoring the rules and laws of Government and doing everything with his pen and phone. Liberals love that and they just can't get enough of it.

They don't care that most of what he is doing or has done will be tied up in the courts for years and will be undone in the end, they just care that he is screwing Republicans by ignoring laws and doing what he wants to do.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 03, 2016 07:18 AM (iONHu)

439 "I see numbers like that and it convinces me are already over the edge. That occurred in 2012 with his re-election."

I think there's been a coup. The monied interests have spoken and the Republican Party is 100% on board. We're going to have a left-totalitarian state and there's nothing anyone can do to stop it.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at June 03, 2016 07:19 AM (ZEzaq)

440 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 03, 2016 07:24 AM (ZQfW9)

441 And his second wife, twittery-voiced Billie Burke, whom you know best as Glinda the Good Witch:




Wow. The cool stuff you learn at the HQ!

Posted by: rickb223 at June 03, 2016 07:24 AM (yCZVl)

442 Nobody asked me about Obama's Job Approval. Did anyone ask anyone around here? Or did they ask the usual sample of people. Or maybe they just made it up.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at June 03, 2016 07:24 AM (SXa8W)

443 Paypal? Gaypal!

Posted by: Peter Thiel at June 03, 2016 07:28 AM (mVA4h)

444 So I wake up to Maet's ONT. Jews being targeted with childish Google extension on the web, Facebook tracking non-users and the most painful of all, Barky Golfs-a-Lot at 51%. FUBAR and SMOD really just don't cut it anymore. What an effed up country.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at June 03, 2016 07:30 AM (+FSld)

445 They don't care that most of what he is doing or has done will be tied up in the courts for years and will be undone in the end, they just care that he is screwing Republicans by ignoring laws and doing what he wants to do.




They will be the first to scream when President Trump starts going to town.

A businessman would love to just make up rules to suit him as needed. F U libs. Too late to whine.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 03, 2016 07:32 AM (yCZVl)

446 Jonesing for the VNN! Welcome back.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 03, 2016 07:33 AM (EZebt)

447 I was a middle aged unmarried male. I guess they assumed I was a pedophile?

Posted by: zombie Harambe at June 03, 2016 07:36 AM (mVA4h)

448 I'm sure the future Commie Presidents of this country will enjoy getting 100% of the votes and steady 99.99% Job Approval ratings. Also, toilet paper rations will go up -3%.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at June 03, 2016 07:38 AM (SXa8W)

449 437 "Obama's Job Approval Reaches 51%, Highest of His Second Term"

Even worse, a large percentage of those that disapprove are from the left that think he is not liberal enough and not imposing the leftist agenda fast enough.
I see numbers like that and it convinces me are already over the edge. That occurred in 2012 with his re-election. We are now just fighting a rear-guard action and hoping for low turnout by the left/LIV's.
Posted by: Anti-Smoking Society of Liberal Prig's at June 03, 2016 07:12 AM

I don't believe polls. By October SCOAMF's approval rating will be 83%, comrades.

Posted by: Just Add Fire at June 03, 2016 07:39 AM (c+gwp)

450 >>The UCLA shooter was an illegal VISA over-stay who had been granted
permanent status. So how did that happen? And yeah, some more of Obama's
super vetting.


Of course!!

So...how did he get a gun then? Would he not have had to show ID to initiate the background check?

Posted by: Lizzy at June 03, 2016 07:42 AM (NOIQH)

451 I was a middle aged unmarried male. I guess they assumed I was a pedophile?
Posted by: zombie Harambe


17 yr old black male. They assumed you were a thug.
Sorry Dindu Nuffin Harambe.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 03, 2016 07:44 AM (yCZVl)

452 >>>>>>The UCLA shooter was an illegal VISA over-stay who had been granted

permanent status. So how did that happen? And yeah, some more of Obama's

super vetting.


Of course!!

So...how did he get a gun then? Would he not have had to show ID to initiate the background check?
.
.
.
.And apparently he killed his estranged wife last month in Minnesota.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 03, 2016 07:44 AM (iONHu)

453 A model citizen of Obama's transformed nation, then?

Posted by: Just Add Fire at June 03, 2016 07:46 AM (c+gwp)

454 Jane Goodall is teh hawt.

Posted by: zombie Harambe at June 03, 2016 07:46 AM (mVA4h)

455 nood

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 03, 2016 07:49 AM (ZQfW9)

456 To the dump to the dump to the dump dump dump....

Posted by: Just Add Fire at June 03, 2016 07:49 AM (c+gwp)

457 As long as he is playing golf and not "working", I approve.

Posted by: Jean at June 03, 2016 07:49 AM (Doh4+)

458 Obama's New Proud Americans in San Jose doing the job old fashioned, hater Americans won't do. Shutting down speech they don't like with violence.

Posted by: Ripley at June 03, 2016 07:52 AM (1BQGO)

459 The correct answer on the cat, of course, is that the word 'cat' in English doesn't have gender.

The cat's sex is undetermined since the cat is not exposing its genitals to us.

Posted by: Servius at June 03, 2016 08:39 AM (SXIn9)

460 421 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 03, 2016 06:33 AM (rmw+9)

Fenlon, I have a wife and son.

I make a living.

My values are being murdered and undermined and the elected, the law, and our civil groups do nothing to stop it.

I am not discussing literal suicide, I am discussing tending my garden in peace and letting nature take its course.

Sorry to have troubled you.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 03, 2016 08:40 AM (g8Hfr)

461 Late to the party as always out here on the Left Coast, but glad you're back, Vic. You were missed.

Posted by: Kate58 at June 03, 2016 09:27 AM (oLZsm)

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