Overnight Open Thread (6-8-2016)

Quote of the Day I

"One of my personal favorites is "you just need to rack the shotgun and criminals will run". This is utter nonsense. In my first shooting, the two carjackers I was up against both told investigators individually in interviews that they heard me rack my Remington 870 as I exited my car. The effect it had was exactly nothing. They did not surrender or change their actions at all, other than to prepare for a fight."

Quote of the Day II

My personal favourite in this tsunami of self-pity comes from Princeton's put-upon minority students, who proclaimed that they were "sick and tired of being sick and tired," a phrase first used by Fannie Lou Hamer, a civil rights activist who had picked cotton as a child on a Mississippi plantation and who was beaten for trying to vote. Can we have a reality check here? Every American college student today, no matter his race or gender, is among the most privileged individuals in human history. Millions of Chinese students are at this very moment studying their butts off in the hope of gaining access to the intellectual resources that American students take for granted. And being a Princeton or Yale student bears no resemblance - need I really say this? - to being a sharecropper in the Jim Crow South.

-- Heather Mac Donald

Quote of the Day III - Waiting For the Rectification of the Names Edition

Think of men as forks and women as spoons. Within the last hundred years or so we have come to see the two utensils as different in form and function but nonetheless a complementary matched set. But then along came the feminists who declared that spoons can do anything that forks can do! That statement isn't technically true (and neither is its inverse) but we accepted it because every time we disputed it we were accused of hating spoons. We defended ourselves from the charge only to have our pleas fall on deaf ears.

Then came the homosexuals who decided that forks and spoons weren't really complementary at all. Two forks or two spoons were just as good as the traditional fork-spoon combo because, in the final analysis, they're all just tableware. This assertion was a tougher sell because most people could see that forks and spoons are inherently different. The homosexuals dismissed these substantive differences by comparing them to superficial differences such as the color of the eating utensils. So now when we sit down to eat we no longer expect to find a fork and spoon on the table and we blush with embarrassment to think that we ever did.

Then came the transgenders who proclaimed that sometimes a fork can actually be a spoon and vice versa. Looking like a fork, with all the defining characteristics of a fork, doesn't necessarily mean that a utensil is a fork. Utensils are now free to "identify" as one or the other. Cut off the tines if that's what it takes, or just leave them on-it doesn't matter. From the moment the fork decides it's a spoon that's what it is. Each utensil's word is final. All of us will be forced to use the fork as a spoon, to refer to it as a spoon, and to store it alongside the other spoons in the silverware drawer. If some of the other spoons don't like it they need to get with the times.

As crazy as that sounds, we're not done yet. The next step is to abolish the concepts of forkness and spoonness altogether. From now on we will all use sporks! Sporks are wonderful things because they're interchangeable. No more messing around with two separate utensils when one will do the trick.

Call me old fashioned but I don't want to eat all my meals with a spork. Sporks remind me of meals I've eaten at sketchy fried chicken restaurants. I want to live in a world in which all the forks are forks, all the spoons are spoons, and everyone knows the difference. They're both beautiful in their own way and they both serve a purpose. Sporks are a lousy substitute.

-- Benny Huang

Welcome to the new grey spork world of lies.

Take a Look at the $12,495 Armani Jacket Hillary Wore While Speaking About Income Inequality

Forget about the hypocrisy and focus on the fact that this completely underwhelming, sorta matronly jacket was the best she could come up with after spending 25% of the average American family's annual income. I blame Huma.

hillary-12000-jacket-300x200

Heh

iowabernfadc

Distinguishing Massachusetts From North Korea - A Helpful Chart

where_am_i_matrix

Just a day that ends in a 'y':  Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Calls For the Murder of GOP Legislators

Creeping Sharia Watch: Waitress Beaten on French Riviera for 'Serving Alcohol' During Ramadan

Two Men Try to Rob a French McDonalds While an Off-Duty Special  Forces Unit Happened to be Eating There. Things Did Not Go Well For the Robbers.

The 11 members of the GIGN who specialize in hostage rescues kept their cool and waited until the robbers were leaving before making their move to avoid any crossfire that might hit other customers.

Why Russians Don't Smile

russiansmile

More Than 200 Doctors Call for Moving or Postponing Rio Olympics Due to the Zika Virus

Not to worry though the local doctors hired by the Brazilian Olympic Committee say everything is just hunky dory and wonderful. Swearsies.

Meanwhile a bacteria resistant to the 'anti-biotic of last resort' has been detected in Pennsylvania.

Run-DMC - "It's Tricky"

Staring a young Penn and Teller. From the early, more lighthearted days of rap when performers would always go for the joke.

The Ring's Sadako and The Grudge's Kayako Square Off for First Pitch at Japanese Baseball Game

Because sure why not.

Portland Transgender Teacher Receives $60,000 Settlement Over Offensive Pronoun Use

J.K. Rowling Slams Racist Critics Who Can't Handle Hermione Being Black

Well given that none of the books ever mentioned her being black and the fact that she was played by the very white Emma Watson over 8 movies, it's a little late in the game for Rowling to try and retcon a well-established character into being black and then insult those unhappy with her fiddling around with the canon.

jkrowlingblackherm

The Group knows your sins but doesn't care.

Tonight's post brought to you by the United States of the World Economies:

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1 *plants flag*

Winner, winner; chicken dinner.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 08, 2016 11:22 PM (OQ9R7)

2 The rush to be first on forum messages has ben proven to be a sense of inadequacy related to the diminutive size of the male organ. This is why we rarely - practically never - find woman claiming "first"-hood.

-Zigmund Frood

Posted by: mindful webworker - again with that thing? at June 08, 2016 11:22 PM (5a8XA)

3 This thing on?

Posted by: Hobo with a laptop at June 08, 2016 11:22 PM (Hebq2)

4 Yo Horde!

Posted by: fluffy at June 08, 2016 11:22 PM (2hcmo)

5 Willow for the win!!!!

Posted by: Blano at June 08, 2016 11:23 PM (lbcdD)

6 Slap wins. Poor guy. -Zigmund

Posted by: mindful webworker - well, then at June 08, 2016 11:23 PM (5a8XA)

7 ...and I'm out. So as not to have a repeat of last night.

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 08, 2016 11:24 PM (OQ9R7)

8 As I said in the prior thread:

pfft. still this same ole post up.
sorry folks

Posted by: willow at June 08, 2016 11:21 PM (iLoHX)

That's nothing short of a superpower. Nailed it to the minute.

Posted by: Blano at June 08, 2016 11:23 PM (lbcdD)

Posted by: Blano at June 08, 2016 11:25 PM (lbcdD)

9 is a spork a spoon that identifies as a fork or vice-versa?

Posted by: Anachronda at June 08, 2016 11:25 PM (Oi5b2)

10 files fingernails.

Posted by: willow at June 08, 2016 11:26 PM (iLoHX)

11 Wow. Willow, witchey woman

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 08, 2016 11:27 PM (yddCj)

12 I'm Austrian

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 08, 2016 11:27 PM (IqV8l)

13 Ola penedajos,,,,

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 08, 2016 11:27 PM (uRkl5)

14 Think of men as forks and women as spoons.

No, thanks. I still have to eat with those utensils

What about knives? And, steak knives versus regular knives? And then there's those little forks used for lobsters or something. And where do chopsticks come in?

(Stops. Ponders. Decides to go back and finish quote...)

Posted by: mindful webworker - fork 'em if they can't take a spork at June 08, 2016 11:28 PM (5a8XA)

15 Rowling is a dipshit, a rich dipshit

Posted by: The Jackhole somewhere on Ventura Highway at June 08, 2016 11:28 PM (dULJN)

16 "I'm Austrian"



Do you speak Austrian?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 08, 2016 11:28 PM (uRkl5)

17 Hi RK.
What's up?

Posted by: L, Elle at June 08, 2016 11:28 PM (6IPEM)

18 they heard me rack my Remington 870 as I exited my car. The effect it
had was exactly nothing. They did not surrender or change their actions
at all, other than to prepare for a fight.



The career field manager for my husband had a chainsaw under his bed.


Yes, it worked.

Posted by: pookysgirl at June 08, 2016 11:29 PM (K27gs)

19 "One of my personal favorites is "you just need to rack the shotgun and criminals will run". This is utter nonsense.

I've been saying this for a long time. It's TV show bullshit.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 08, 2016 11:29 PM (0mRoj)

20 Hermione is black? Is that like Dumbledor being gay?

What is in the water these days?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 08, 2016 11:29 PM (3ZoRf)

21 so i guess i can say i can do one thing sometimes in life.
sometimes.

Posted by: willow at June 08, 2016 11:30 PM (iLoHX)

22 Hola, amigoz en loz intertuboz!!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at June 08, 2016 11:30 PM (EzgxV)

23 The only defensive use of firearms that I know of in my family was when my father was working in his brother-in-law's general store while in college.

Suspicious guys were suspiciouning about. He racked a .45 under the counter.

Putative bad guys heard it and left.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 08, 2016 11:31 PM (1xUj/)

24 Bad enough I'm now pondering the difference between regular spoons, teaspoons, and soup spoons...

The horror mounts...

Triggly Puff = soup ladle.

Posted by: mindful webworker - dinnerware liberationist at June 08, 2016 11:31 PM (5a8XA)

25 1 *plants flag*
Winner, winner; chicken dinner.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at June 08, 2016 11:22 PM (OQ9R7)



Traditionally, there have been flag planters, and flag recipients.


But now, in our enlightened (?) times, we recognize that flag planters can all too often be flag recipients, and vice versa.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 08, 2016 11:31 PM (oKE6c)

26 Here I is again, and I'm going to unload about my mother's situation. If anyone doesn't want anything "heavy" or be bummed out, but just wants to have fun, as we usually do on the ONT, don't read the following.

I learned something to day I didn't know. They had initiated shock treatment, ECT, with my mother. Starting from 1 week ago. I didn't know until this morning. My father knew, but hadn't told me, since he was afraid I'd object, have a fit, and go through the roof. Enough slipped out for me to put 2 and 2 together this morning.

I haven't said a harsh word to him, and will not. This has been killing him, tearing him apart, and he wants my mother "fixed", back to normal and back home. The psychiatrist in charge of her treatment and called him (he went up there without me), told him her depression was just about intractable, she'd shown zero response to the drugs, and since she wasn't wanting to eat, ECT was the only thing treatment yet known that had a chance of pulling her out.

They got my mother's "informed consent". That is a fucking joke. She's in no condition to give her consent to doodlam squat. If that legally holds in the US, then, well, that's...I don't know.

My father didn't say yes, he agreed, or no, don't do it. They did it. He didn't tell me, having heard me say "Over my dead body!" at the beginning. He knew I'd find out, and maybe wanted me to, he just didn't want to be the one who told me.

I'm reeling from it all, regaining my balance today. Hell, I'm third (or second, depending on how you define first in line) to have any say over her treatment. He comes before me, and any objections I have wouldn't matter, really.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 08, 2016 11:31 PM (DW+jj)

27 I didn't get to ride on the blimp today because it was too windy. I'm bummed. I hope they invite us again when it comes back to our area.
http://tinypic.com/r/2d12wzl/9

http://tinypic.com/r/dw6k1/9

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 08, 2016 11:32 PM (egOGm)

28 21 so i guess i can say i can do one thing sometimes in life.
sometimes.
Posted by: willow at June 08, 2016 11:30 PM (iLoHX)

Blessed is he who can find the one thing he can do better than anyone else in the world.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 08, 2016 11:32 PM (3ZoRf)

29 The highlytrained and battle-hardened officers were able to pounce on
the first of the two robbers when he tripped on his way of the outlet
without firing a shot.


So Chief Inspector Clouseau finally snapped and turned to a life of crime.

Posted by: ah, Paree at June 08, 2016 11:32 PM (uhIjp)

30 "Hi RK.
What's up?"

Jjust a bunch of crap you don't wan't hear about.


I heard you quite the night.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 08, 2016 11:32 PM (uRkl5)

31 Triggly Puff = soup ladle.
Posted by: mindful webworker - dinnerware liberationist at June 08, 2016 11:31 PM (5a8XA)



Triggly Puff = toilet plunger

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 08, 2016 11:32 PM (oKE6c)

32 Burlap is the new black.

Posted by: Giorgio Armani at June 08, 2016 11:32 PM (R+30W)

33 Triggly Puff=Vomit inducer

BTW woot woot ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 08, 2016 11:33 PM (voOPb)

34 "Had"

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 08, 2016 11:33 PM (uRkl5)

35 And being a Princeton or Yale student bears no resemblance - need I
really say this? - to being a sharecropper in the Jim Crow South.

-- Heather Mac Donald



My ancestors were sharecroppers. And they were white. In fact, none of my ancestors, as far as I can tell, owned slaves.


No reparations from me, punks.

Posted by: pookysgirl at June 08, 2016 11:34 PM (K27gs)

36 I think Dumbledore got retconned into a prostate pounder sometime into the sixth book. When I was reading about his friendship with the German dude I got the impression it went beyond agape.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at June 08, 2016 11:34 PM (6FqZa)

37 "Well given that none of the books ever mentioned her being black and the fact that she was played by the very white Emma Watson over 8 movies, it's a little late in the game for Rowling to try and retcon a well-established character into being black and then insult those unhappy with her fiddling around with the canon."

The next retcon JK Rowling will make to make her creation even more "progressive" is that Ginny "transitioned" into Ron, and vice versa, after Ron discovered his true feelings for Harry were more than just mere friendship.*

*That's my idea, Rowling, so you'd better kick over a few pounds my way if you decide to "appropriate" my idea. Bitch.

Posted by: Thrawn at June 08, 2016 11:34 PM (wQWv4)

38 21 so i guess i can say i can do one thing sometimes in life.
sometimes.
Posted by: willow at June 08, 2016 11:30 PM (iLoHX)

I know the feeling...

Posted by: Insomniac at June 08, 2016 11:35 PM (0mRoj)

39 Aetius451AD

hah,
if only it had some monetary value, or at least value of some kind .

Posted by: willow at June 08, 2016 11:35 PM (iLoHX)

40 and while we're at it, can we please stop using the perforative "slavery"; a less judgmental term would be "non-self-directed labor".

thank you.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 08, 2016 11:35 PM (WTSFk)

41 >>> I heard you quite the night.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 08, 2016 11:32 PM (uRkl5)
----
Nope. Just another night. Don't know what you're talking about.
I'm great. I hope you are as well

Posted by: L, Elle at June 08, 2016 11:35 PM (6IPEM)

42 Wednesday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/740599079097487360

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/740599236941762560

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/740599436624203776

Posted by: kbdabear at June 08, 2016 11:35 PM (CHq35)

43 Anyway, I got so many things I need to care of I need to ease out and such.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 08, 2016 11:36 PM (uRkl5)

44 Take a Look at the $12,495 Armani Jacket Hillary Wore While Speaking About Income Inequality

No amount of money will make her look like anything but a lying, corrupt hag.

Posted by: nerdygirl at June 08, 2016 11:36 PM (+lVUW)

45 darn it insomniac, things still going icky in your life?
so sorry.

Posted by: willow at June 08, 2016 11:36 PM (iLoHX)

46 >>>Two Men Try to Rob a French McDonalds While an Off-Duty Special Forces Unit Happened to be Eating There. Things Did Not Go Well For the Robbers.

I like how they got the first robber: they tripped him. That's just good old fashioned police work.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at June 08, 2016 11:36 PM (R+30W)

47 -
Triggly Puff = toilet plunger


Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 08, 2016 11:32 PM
-----------------

Grease trap.

Posted by: irright at June 08, 2016 11:36 PM (XfEYT)

48 ONT Greetings from Macau!

Posted by: garrett at June 08, 2016 11:36 PM (6kxiP)

49 I used to have a job where I interacted with a lot of (mostly) Ukranian farmers that settled in the area in the 70's and old Mexican farmworkers, and neither type of men would smile much, especially when faced with any sort of government.

One of my shining moments was when I told an old crusty farmer than I only knew 5 words in Russian, and one of them was obscene.
He looked at me stone faced, and I added, "and I can't remember which one it is"

I swear it was close, but he almost smiled.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 08, 2016 11:36 PM (ry34m)

50 Nice ONT Maet Maet....

I go to the mouth butcher's tomorrow.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 08, 2016 11:36 PM (g8Hfr)

51 I just can't see how some people can think of the act of licking your own fecal matter off another man's erection is unnatural, abnormal, or unhealthy.

Posted by: CrustyB at June 08, 2016 11:37 PM (Hnglq)

52 Publius, sorry about your Mom.

I have a cousin who is sort of a surrogate daughter to my Mom who did ECT. One of the side effects is the loss of memory, so when she later regretted it she didn't remember me trying to talk her out of it.

On the other hand it didn't do any permanent damage. There's a chance it will work for your Mom.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 08, 2016 11:37 PM (1xUj/)

53 More Wednesday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/740599623174238208

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/740599828359614464

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/740600013638774784

Posted by: kbdabear at June 08, 2016 11:37 PM (CHq35)

54 Yeah, I am sure all of the slaves still around the world look up from their various plights and see those Princeton students on TV and think "Man, at least I do not have it THAT bad."



Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 08, 2016 11:37 PM (3ZoRf)

55 I'm Austrian

Oh you come from the land down under.

Posted by: freaked at June 08, 2016 11:37 PM (BO/km)

56 So immigrants beat a waitress for serving alcohol during Ramadan. When will be hearing about car drivers getting beaten for driving past an Amish farm?

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 08, 2016 11:38 PM (4rzL1)

57 Was the offensive Portland pronoun s/h/it, my preferred usage for them?

Posted by: andycanuck at June 08, 2016 11:38 PM (PLnZs)

58 Even More Wednesday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/740600177527017472

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/740600376328650752

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/740600555085631489

Posted by: kbdabear at June 08, 2016 11:38 PM (CHq35)

59 I generally don't do reality shows, but I've always enjoyed the Texas versions.

Storage wars, the pig hunters, etc. Stumbled across West Texas Investors Club tonight.

Posted by: Blano at June 08, 2016 11:38 PM (lbcdD)

60 20 Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 08, 2016 11:29 PM (3ZoRf)

Ms Rowling is a borderline retard who got lucky...

she has enough money she is a Bilderberger, and she hears what they say and takes it earnestly and literally.

so Gay, and Black, and before she's through Harry will be Harriet the TG wizard who is now married with kids...

because "diversity" is not inclusion it is occlusion.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 08, 2016 11:38 PM (g8Hfr)

61 Liking the early Run DMC.

Those guys were facets on the NY Punk / Hardcore Scene, too. Saw them at almost every show. Usually in the pit.

Posted by: garrett at June 08, 2016 11:38 PM (6kxiP)

62 45 darn it insomniac, things still going icky in your life?
so sorry.
Posted by: willow at June 08, 2016 11:36 PM (iLoHX)

Afraid so. Still no job, no prospects. People I reached out to that were supposed to get back to me never did. I'm feeling pretty isolated out here right now.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 08, 2016 11:38 PM (0mRoj)

63 Sporks remind me of jails and prisons. And other places where sharp pointy objects are in short supply so the inmates can occupy themselves making homemade pointy objects the better to maim and kill each other.

Or occasionally a CO. Or Attendant.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at June 08, 2016 11:39 PM (ECJ+C)

64 I'm just leaving this here for Eris. Some of the other ettes might like it too: http://tinyurl.com/gngtrwk

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 08, 2016 11:39 PM (bpTue)

65 56 Posted by: Northernlurker at June 08, 2016 11:38 PM (4rzL1)

The Amish are like a coiled spring...

When can I beat the fuck out of Muslims for their 3:35 am goat warbling?

Posted by: sven10077 at June 08, 2016 11:39 PM (g8Hfr)

66 26 Here I is again, and I'm going to unload about my mother's situation. If anyone doesn't want anything "heavy" or be bummed out, but just wants to have fun, as we usually do on the ONT, don't read the following.

I learned something to day I didn't know. They had initiated shock treatment, ECT, with my mother. Starting from 1 week ago. I didn't know until this morning. My father knew, but hadn't told me, since he was afraid I'd object, have a fit, and go through the roof. Enough slipped out for me to put 2 and 2 together this morning.

I haven't said a harsh word to him, and will not. This has been killing him, tearing him apart, and he wants my mother "fixed", back to normal and back home. The psychiatrist in charge of her treatment and called him (he went up there without me), told him her depression was just about intractable, she'd shown zero response to the drugs, and since she wasn't wanting to eat, ECT was the only thing treatment yet known that had a chance of pulling her out.

They got my mother's "informed consent". That is a fucking joke. She's in no condition to give her consent to doodlam squat. If that legally holds in the US, then, well, that's...I don't know.

My father didn't say yes, he agreed, or no, don't do it. They did it. He didn't tell me, having heard me say "Over my dead body!" at the beginning. He knew I'd find out, and maybe wanted me to, he just didn't want to be the one who told me.

I'm reeling from it all, regaining my balance today. Hell, I'm third (or second, depending on how you define first in line) to have any say over her treatment. He comes before me, and any objections I have wouldn't matter, really.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 08, 2016 11:31 PM (DW+jj)



Before we go exploring the depths -- has it helped????

Posted by: cthulhu at June 08, 2016 11:40 PM (EzgxV)

67 >>I like how they got the first robber: they tripped him.

You know they are bummed that nobody had a banana peel.

Posted by: garrett at June 08, 2016 11:40 PM (6kxiP)

68 Publius - "her informed consent" leaves me outraged.

Had a good friend who was completely out of it for a long time, until they finally changed his meds and he recovered memories, personality, completely. I know each case is unique, but sometimes I think "modern medicine" is still stuck in the 1930s.

Prayers continue. God bless your Mom. Your Dad. & you.

Posted by: mindful webworker at June 08, 2016 11:40 PM (5a8XA)

69 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 08, 2016 11:31 PM (DW+jj)
I don't know what to say except I'm very sorry for your mother and father and you as well and I'm praying for you all.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 08, 2016 11:40 PM (egOGm)

70 37 Posted by: Thrawn at June 08, 2016 11:34 PM (wQWv4)

'arry is 'arriet....

you heard it here first.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 08, 2016 11:40 PM (g8Hfr)

71 25% of the avg income?

Hell that's more than my current stipend. (not counting that extra special medical care(less) plan that I'm forced to use)

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at June 08, 2016 11:41 PM (ECJ+C)

72 27 I didn't get to ride on the blimp today because it was too windy. I'm bummed. I hope they invite us again when it comes back to our area.
http://tinypic.com/r/2d12wzl/9

http://tinypic.com/r/dw6k1/9

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 08, 2016 11:32 PM (egOGm)



Sorry to hear that, CaliGirl. The blimp was flying around here a few days ago and I thought to myself, "CaliGirl is going to get to ride that soon." I even mentioned it to the fiancee. Hope you get another shot soon.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 08, 2016 11:42 PM (EzgxV)

73 Burn A Rainbow Flag, Get Prosecuted

A transsexual student at the University of British Columbia is being prosecuted for... burning a "Gay rights" rainbow flag.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=11655

Posted by: The Political Hat at June 08, 2016 11:42 PM (vBeA5)

74 Hermione is trans-black like Rachel Dolezal.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at June 08, 2016 11:42 PM (6FqZa)

75 oh no insomniac, i know that feeling, employment can be a real bear to find in this Booming Obama!economy, any other type of work look interesting to you that you could survive on?
i know a few people that no longer do their previous carreers but are able to limp along until a hopeful actual good economy comes back.


uh crud. im sorry.

Posted by: willow at June 08, 2016 11:42 PM (iLoHX)

76 35 And being a Princeton or Yale student bears no resemblance - need I
really say this? - to being a sharecropper in the Jim Crow South.

-- Heather Mac Donald



My ancestors were sharecroppers. And they were white. In fact, none of my ancestors, as far as I can tell, owned slaves.


No reparations from me, punks.
Posted by: pookysgirl at June 08, 2016 11:34 PM (K27gs)

Can't say I have any sharecroppers in the family tree, but my forebears were poor as shit until a couple of generations ago. They lived hard lives and had to do a lot of miserable shit to survive. So I'm in your camp as well - I'm sick and tired of hearing all the "I'm oppressed" "you have white privilege" bullshit.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 08, 2016 11:42 PM (0mRoj)

77 48 ONT Greetings from Macau!
Posted by: garrett at Jun

How do you like it Garrett? I thought it was weirod with the Vegas section and the old world colonial Portuguese section.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 08, 2016 11:43 PM (bpTue)

78 19 Posted by: Insomniac at June 08, 2016 11:29 PM (0mRoj)

Eh...."sorta"

Look it is a lot like "quality of opfor" in the military you have CAT A through D....

Cat D crooks who are new or just desperate and unarmed may break....

the higher you go or armed the less likely....

Frankly I am considering getting a .300 BO Upper and eating the cost of a .30 cal suppressor....

fuck it they don't need to hear me prep if they invade my house and I don't want to wake the neighbors.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 08, 2016 11:43 PM (g8Hfr)

79 ummagumma

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 08, 2016 11:44 PM (WTSFk)

80 73 Burn A Rainbow Flag, Get Prosecuted

A transsexual student at the University of British Columbia is being prosecuted for... burning a "Gay rights" rainbow flag.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=11655
Posted by: The Political Hat at June 08, 2016 11:42 PM (vBeA5)

Wow. The irony, it burns.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 08, 2016 11:44 PM (3ZoRf)

81 80 Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 08, 2016 11:44 PM (3ZoRf)

Burn gays alive or throw them off roofs have gays lobby to import you here to live....

Western Civ deserves everything that happens the next 50 years.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 08, 2016 11:45 PM (g8Hfr)

82 Lot more cows and rednecks than I would have thought.

Posted by: garrett at June 08, 2016 11:45 PM (6kxiP)

83 >>>Why Russians Don't Smile
The virile ruler, the vodka, the endless mounds of sour cream-they are pleasing to some. It's just that grinning without cause is not a skill Russians possess or feel compelled to cultivate. There's even a Russian proverb that translates, roughly, to "laughing for no reason is a sign of stupidity."

That is the wisdom from Business Insider. In case you were curious to know why Russians don't smile very much, it's because there is lots of sour cream available to use as a garnish.

Talk about signs of stupidity. I would say that writing for Business Insider has to top the list, but the writer is actually on staff for The Atlantic. 'Nuff said about that.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at June 08, 2016 11:45 PM (R+30W)

84 some people are able to find ways to make the ,
when,' one door closes another opens ' thing in life.
you are well educated . have you thought about self contracting , in that regard?

Posted by: willow at June 08, 2016 11:45 PM (iLoHX)

85 66: The improvement I first noticed Saturday, and then yesterday was the result of it. It can work, in the sense of bringing someone out of severe, suicidal depression.

However, Sunday, she was very sedated acting, couldn't keep her eyes open, even with her best friend just about, a lady she'd talk to at leat once a day and sometimes more, there with her, who came to see her. Monday, she was still untalkative, but no so sedate acting.

They may have done one Monday, what time I don't know. That explains her behavior, I think. They are anesthetized and muscle relaxant and something else used. Otherwise, there would be a massive physical convulsion.

In the old days, they'd just strap 'em down, shove a bit in their mouth, zap 'em, and they'd have a massive seizure and convulsion. WIthout proper precautions, and many times with them, the patient could bite their tongue in two, break bones, and even just die right there from it. ISIS torture masters would love it.

Psychiatry thinks it's great, mostly, safe and effective, and all the objection to it is just based on misconceptions about these early abuses and popular culture depictions of it.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 08, 2016 11:46 PM (DW+jj)

86 82 Lot more cows and rednecks than I would have thought.
Posted by: garrett at June 08, 2016 11:45 PM (6kxiP)

Everywhere has rednecks.

Is that a Jeff Foxworthy line?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 08, 2016 11:46 PM (3ZoRf)

87 Posted by: willow at June 08, 2016 11:42 PM (iLoHX)

TFG can shove his bogus unemployment stats up his well-traveled ass. I haven't looked at a lot of alternatives but if this goes on much longer I won't have a choice.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 08, 2016 11:46 PM (0mRoj)

88 Here's the Mayo Clinic on ECT:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/zt8eyp4

There's an ---> arrow to get to the next section.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 08, 2016 11:46 PM (PLnZs)

89 >>fuck it they don't need to hear me prep if they invade my house and I don't want to wake the neighbors.


Neighbors will be rightly pissed if you have a fire-fight and don't invite them.

Posted by: garrett at June 08, 2016 11:46 PM (6kxiP)

90 Weren't most sharecroppers white?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 08, 2016 11:47 PM (IqV8l)

91 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 08, 2016 11:47 PM (T/cxb)

92 Well, isn't that a surprise. California is kissing cousins to FRANCE!!!!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at June 08, 2016 11:48 PM (ECJ+C)

93 83 Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at June 08, 2016 11:45 PM (R+30W)

Russians don't smile a lot b/c get this "fucking communism"...

they do think overly happy people are either fools or schemers and get this living in a nation where 22% of your population are either secret police or informers means "schemer" gets you dead.

Kirov smiled a lot, Stalin had him killed.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 08, 2016 11:48 PM (g8Hfr)

94 Last night's contentiousness had to be due to the phase of the moon, evil winds, and a surfeit of alcohol and emotions, right?

Hate to see beloved Morons in a slap fest.

Especially when we don't have YouTube-worthy video of it.

(Not to make light of serious contentions - okay, maybe a little bit - it is AoSHQ, after all.)

Posted by: mindful webworker and the Legion of Super Morons at June 08, 2016 11:48 PM (5a8XA)

95 A cousin of mine, a retired hospital administator himself, had a shit fit over it himself. He got so worked up, he said he was going to put in writing that ECT was never to be used on him nor his wife, ever, if he or she ever fell into such a situation.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 08, 2016 11:48 PM (DW+jj)

96 Re the Japanese first-pitch video ----
Once again we ask,
Nuked too much? Or not enough?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 08, 2016 11:48 PM (T/5A0)

97 Hillary's $12,500 jacket is FUGLY!

Posted by: Lily at June 08, 2016 11:49 PM (Qm82t)

98 Was last night when Barbie went caving or was that the night before?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at June 08, 2016 11:49 PM (6FqZa)

99 89 Posted by: garrett at June 08, 2016 11:46 PM (6kxiP)

My neighbors are all old or parkinson's laden...well except the single mom with three kids by four men....

I'm actually kinda afraid of them "helping" and pretty sure I will wind up aiding them.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 08, 2016 11:49 PM (g8Hfr)

100 Triggly Puff = soup ladle.

Posted by: mindful webworker - dinnerware liberationist at June 08, 2016 11:31 PM (5a8XA)

Triggly Puff = toilet plunger

Posted by: Jay Guevara at June 08, 2016 11:32 PM (oKE6c)


Trigglypuff = Back Hoe.

Posted by: The Political Hat at June 08, 2016 11:50 PM (vBeA5)

101 94 Posted by: mindful webworker and the Legion of Super Morons at June 08, 2016 11:48 PM (5a8XA)

Please, for the love of The Hopper, let it go. If you want to flog something we can talk asparagus...

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 08, 2016 11:51 PM (bpTue)

102 84 some people are able to find ways to make the ,
when,' one door closes another opens ' thing in life.
you are well educated . have you thought about self contracting , in that regard?
Posted by: willow at June 08, 2016 11:45 PM (iLoHX)

Yeah, but I'm total shit at networking and self-promotion.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 08, 2016 11:51 PM (0mRoj)

103
TFG can shove his bogus unemployment stats up his well-traveled ass.

Heard one report that said the reason only 38,000 were hired was because we're close to full employment and there's no room for new hires.

The next day I heard a report that said that businesses need people but are afraid to hire anybody and are holding on to their money.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 08, 2016 11:51 PM (IqV8l)

104 My Grandfather didn't come here until after the civil war.

Your reparations are over in Spain, Portugal and England and the Ottoman Empire (because the majority of slave buyers and slave sellers were Muslim).

Let me know how that works out for you cause the Muslims also stole white children and enslaved white people. (still do)

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at June 08, 2016 11:51 PM (ECJ+C)

105 Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 08, 2016 11:51 PM (bpTue)

So "flogging the asparagus" is what we're calling it now?

Posted by: Insomniac at June 08, 2016 11:51 PM (0mRoj)

106 100 Posted by: The Political Hat at June 08, 2016 11:50 PM (vBeA5)

Trigglypuff, drain stopper for Yellowstone...

on a more serious note...

Darwin Award Winner at Yellowstone this week.

http://tinyurl.com/hlaz93l

Wow.....just wow....

patience fellas look it'll get us all sooner or later no need to rush.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 08, 2016 11:52 PM (g8Hfr)

107 Oops sorry, that would be GREAT Grandfather.

Whom I was told once that I looked just like him.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at June 08, 2016 11:53 PM (ECJ+C)

108 Japan: Nuked too much or not enough?

Posted by: rickl at June 08, 2016 11:53 PM (sdi6R)

109 Quote of the Day III - Waiting For the Rectification of the Names Edition

There's a Star Trek TNG episode where Rike falls in love with an androgynous alien from a species that doesn't have different biological sexes.

Ultimately, they want to treat biological differences as just a minor cosmetic thing. Having a penis instead of a vagina would be seen as no different than being tall rather than short.

Posted by: The Political Hat at June 08, 2016 11:53 PM (vBeA5)

110 85 66: The improvement I first noticed Saturday, and then yesterday was the result of it. It can work, in the sense of bringing someone out of severe, suicidal depression.

However, Sunday, she was very sedated acting, couldn't keep her eyes open, even with her best friend just about, a lady she'd talk to at leat once a day and sometimes more, there with her, who came to see her. Monday, she was still untalkative, but no so sedate acting.

They may have done one Monday, what time I don't know. That explains her behavior, I think. They are anesthetized and muscle relaxant and something else used. Otherwise, there would be a massive physical convulsion.

In the old days, they'd just strap 'em down, shove a bit in their mouth, zap 'em, and they'd have a massive seizure and convulsion. WIthout proper precautions, and many times with them, the patient could bite their tongue in two, break bones, and even just die right there from it. ISIS torture masters would love it.

Psychiatry thinks it's great, mostly, safe and effective, and all the objection to it is just based on misconceptions about these early abuses and popular culture depictions of it.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 08, 2016 11:46 PM (DW+jj)



I can well understand your feeling very conflicted about it -- but it appears that they got signoff from people ahead of you in the chain of command....and it seems there have been positive benefits. You should probably give everyone a good reaming about not providing a safety sheet about "things you should be observing carefully" while glossing over the oppositional aspect.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 08, 2016 11:54 PM (EzgxV)

111 My friends, we have nothing to fear with Barack Obama Hillary Clinton in the White House

Posted by: John McCain at June 08, 2016 11:54 PM (12kBq)

112 Hey everybody.

Bertram, I think a lot of companies are now reporting internal promotions as new hires. It's just that they go through the (IMHO totally unfair, rigged) "interview" process for people who don't already work for the company, so they can make it look like they're actually hiring people off the street.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2016 11:55 PM (q7T0y)

113 Posted by: cthulhu at June 08, 2016 11:42 PM (EzgxV)
I'm majorly bummed. The owner of the tire stores promised me next time he'll invite us. I think he only gets one chance a year, weather permitting.
They have a new blimp that they will start using I think 10-17 that's even larger. Maybe we'll get to ride on the new one.
I'm going to mention it again to the guy that orders the tires for us. He's not shy, he will bring it up when he buys tires.
The blimp is going back to LA tomorrow. They were just at the Warriors game.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 08, 2016 11:55 PM (egOGm)

114 111 My friends, we have nothing to fear with Barack Obama Hillary Clinton in the White House
Posted by: John McCain at June 08, 2016 11:54 PM (12kBq)

Thank you for your service to our country. Now please go fuck yourself.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 08, 2016 11:55 PM (0mRoj)

115 Blessed is he who can find the one thing he can do better than anyone else in the world.



Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 08, 2016 11:32 PM (3ZoRf)

And bless his wife, too, as he becomes "indispensable" to his unit and has to constantly leave to save the world......
Not that I have experience in this or anything......

Posted by: pookysgirl at June 08, 2016 11:55 PM (K27gs)

116 105 So "flogging the asparagus" is what we're calling it now?

Uh, you never caught any of the ONT discussions about the efffects it has on bodily functions? Cause that's what I was referring to. But hey it can definitely serve as a euphemism too.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 08, 2016 11:55 PM (bpTue)

117 108 Posted by: rickl at June 08, 2016 11:53 PM (sdi6R)

I'm going with "just right"...

The men screw blenders, the women screw ATMs...

Posted by: sven10077 at June 08, 2016 11:55 PM (g8Hfr)

118 bebe's boobs destroy: Please, for the love of The Hopper, let it go. If you want to flog something we can talk asparagus...

I'm with you on that, bebeboobs. Wasn't in on it last night, won't be tonight, but squabbles betwixt Morons do give me a sadz.

Seen many a real-life situation where people misunderstand, misjudge, mis-speak and needlessly provoke / are provoked.

Just want to initiate a good old-fashioned pie fight sometimes, but that only works in the movies.

Posted by: mindful webworker and the Just-Us League at June 08, 2016 11:55 PM (5a8XA)

119 112 Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2016 11:55 PM (q7T0y)

The civil service does EXACTLY that.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 08, 2016 11:56 PM (g8Hfr)

120 uh hmm, i am also.

Posted by: willow at June 08, 2016 11:56 PM (iLoHX)

121 Most of my real life friends are lefties. My lefties hate Hillary more than we do.

Just saw the first one pop up with "Bernie is definitely going to run as an independent".

Popcorn?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 08, 2016 11:57 PM (1xUj/)

122 sven, yup.

I finally just gave up applying for jobs at Long Beach City College about a year ago, I got so sick of it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2016 11:57 PM (q7T0y)

123 121 Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 08, 2016 11:57 PM (1xUj/)

They'll get in line....the good news is even 25% of Barney's bots means we win...well inasmuch as one can "win" with rabid leftoids in your camp.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 08, 2016 11:58 PM (g8Hfr)

124 111 My friends, we have nothing to fear with Barack Obama Hillary Clinton in the White House

Posted by: John McCain at June 08, 2016 11:54 PM (12kBq)

++++

How about the GOP primary for Senate in AZ? Anything for us to fear there?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at June 08, 2016 11:58 PM (R+30W)

125 ok i did my bit. ont is up, maet still hears prayers.
be well everyone
hugs to those that need em.

Posted by: willow at June 08, 2016 11:58 PM (iLoHX)

126 125 ok i did my bit. ont is up, maet still hears prayers.
be well everyone
hugs to those that need em.
Posted by: willow at June 08, 2016 11:58 PM (iLoHX)

Hugs back.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 08, 2016 11:59 PM (0mRoj)

127 122 Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2016 11:57 PM (q7T0y)

The good news is the unemployment numbers are shit...the bad news is the GOP Gentry's butthurt is gonna make this look like the "good old days" in about a year.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 08, 2016 11:59 PM (g8Hfr)

128 Bandersnatch, hope you have lots of salt around to rub into their wounds.

Besides, you just know they're going to vote for Hillary anyway. Many if not most lefties would vote for Kim Jong Un if he got the nomination.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2016 11:59 PM (q7T0y)

129 Posted by: Lily at June 08, 2016 11:49 PM (Qm82t)
I agree, the sad thing is you know that was specially made for her. High end designers clothes are usually really small. I don't think they make them that big.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 08, 2016 11:59 PM (egOGm)

130 Political Hat: There's a Star Trek TNG episode where Rike falls in love with an androgynous alien from a species that doesn't have different biological sexes.

Riker made Kirk seem practically celibate. He'd do anything. Chickens, couches, mailboxes, tribbles! Ask Data how many times he had to fend off Riker!

Posted by: mindful webworker and the United Fappiration of Asparagus at June 09, 2016 12:00 AM (5a8XA)

131 128 Posted by: qdpsteve at June 08, 2016 11:59 PM (q7T0y)

Bago Shyte that charming Italian/Irish Marxist won Bwoston's mayor race.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 12:00 AM (g8Hfr)

132 121 Most of my real life friends are lefties. My lefties hate Hillary more than we do.

Just saw the first one pop up with "Bernie is definitely going to run as an independent".

Popcorn?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 08, 2016 11:57 PM (1xUj/)

The dems thus far have always been better at voting in lock step. It does seem to fit their personality more.

Personally, I will believe it when I see it.

Either way, I cannot imagine anyone as a truly fervent Hillary! supporter, but then that is why I am commenting here and not at HuffPo or whatever.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 09, 2016 12:00 AM (3ZoRf)

133 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 08, 2016 11:46 PM (DW+jj)

Thoughts & Prayers

Posted by: The Political Hat at June 09, 2016 12:01 AM (vBeA5)

134 Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 08, 2016 11:47 PM (IqV8l)
That's what I always thought

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 09, 2016 12:01 AM (egOGm)

135 130 Posted by: mindful webworker and the United Fappiration of Asparagus at June 09, 2016 12:00 AM (5a8XA)

My favorite bit about TNG(a show I loathed) was the pretensions that #1 was a tactical genius....

"I guess there's a lot of branching planning needed to debauch Horta's right Will?"

//Mirror Universe Picard

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 12:01 AM (g8Hfr)

136 Riker made Kirk seem practically celibate. He'd do anything. Chickens, couches, mailboxes, tribbles! Ask Data how many times he had to fend off Riker!
Posted by: mindful webworker and the United Fappiration of Asparagus at June 09, 2016 12:00 AM (5a8XA)

Well, he was FULLY functional.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 09, 2016 12:01 AM (3ZoRf)

137 sven, I'm more agitated that it looks like Kamala Harris is going to get Boxer's senate seat.

From everything I've read the woman is even more of a hateful ball of slime than Hillary is. I'd even prefer Loretta Sanchez, she's incompetent but at least has a few pro-American bona fides.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 09, 2016 12:01 AM (q7T0y)

138 130 mw

What, no toasters in space?

Posted by: speedster1 at June 09, 2016 12:02 AM (vUcdz)

139 *rolls dice on new hash*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 09, 2016 12:02 AM (oFSUK)

140 So the only black character in the main cast was profoundly buck toothed. What a racist caricature for Rollings to have foisted upon us.

Posted by: David Mears at June 09, 2016 12:02 AM (WFjXF)

141 Riker did almost stick it to Data's daughter...

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at June 09, 2016 12:03 AM (6FqZa)

142 Ha! Worked. I always liked this one.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 09, 2016 12:03 AM (oFSUK)

143 137 Posted by: qdpsteve at June 09, 2016 12:01 AM (q7T0y)

I'm shocked Leland Yee didn't get the nod.

California's main export these days is insane hypocrisy and porn.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 12:03 AM (g8Hfr)

144 Sorry about your situation, publius. I will keep you in my prayers.

My own family is discovering that the primary reason my Dad died last Wednesday night was because Medicare made the decision they would no longer pay for his gerosych ward treatment, and that facility decided that because of that they would over-medicate him into a near coma and transfer him immediately to another facility, where the shocking levels of meds he was out on eventually killed him. He went from strong as an ox, awake and recognising his family one day to comatose and lying in his own excrement for hours literally within hours.

Memorial service will be 6/20 so I will travel down to Mom's again and will give the eulogy. After that, there will be blood.

I feel your pain, publius, as well as that if any other 'ette or 'ron who has had to deal with our terrible system of warehousing our elderly.

On a lighter note, I baked a 6 pound chicken tonight and decided to stuff the bird with . . . bacon and baked beans.

Hope all are well tonight.

Posted by: Sharkman at June 09, 2016 12:03 AM (CS7jF)

145 142 Ha! Worked. I always liked this one.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 09, 2016 12:03 AM (oFSUK)

Funny hash, too.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 09, 2016 12:03 AM (0mRoj)

146 140 So the only black character in the main cast was profoundly buck toothed. What a racist caricature for Rollings to have foisted upon us.
Posted by: David Mears at June 09, 2016 12:02 AM (WFjXF)

Nice. and 'frizzy hair.'

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 09, 2016 12:04 AM (3ZoRf)

147 This has surely already been mentioned...?

Demon god Cthulhu seen as possible third-party candidate.

IOTW Report citing Wash Examiner
http://bit.ly/1UFevow

Posted by: mindful webworker and the Pantheon of Demidemons at June 09, 2016 12:04 AM (5a8XA)

148 I really don't care whether Hermoine was black or white or green with purple polka dots.

I'd much rather have a version of Harry Potter where the SAS storm Hogwarts.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at June 09, 2016 12:04 AM (ZMzGL)

149 Russians do smile, in private, when there's reason. In public, not so much, in my non-trivial experience.


It's something we all puzzled about quite a bit during my first period there, which was back in the glorious days of Soviet Power. Brezhnev ("eyebrows" was our inside code word which completely baffled the English-fluent handlers who spent a lot of time with us) was the general secretary. "Soviet Quality" was the spectacularly ironic theme of whatever five-year plan they were on.


I'm guessing the not smiling much in public thing goes back a long way, since bad governance is as old as the black soil of the south there, not just something since 1917.


When I mischievously asked one of the young sentries standing at attention in one of the courtyards of the Peter and Paul Fortress (naval uniform, AK) if he'd like to join in throwing the frisbee my friend and I were skipping (with difficulty) off the big paving stones, he smiled.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 09, 2016 12:04 AM (QDnY+)

150 95 A cousin of mine, a retired hospital administator himself, had a shit fit over it himself. He got so worked up, he said he was going to put in writing that ECT was never to be used on him nor his wife, ever, if he or she ever fell into such a situation.
Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 08, 2016 11:48 PM (DW+jj)
------------------------------------
It really, really helped an uncle of mine.
They tried all sorts of meds with him first, to no avail.

So, I don't know.
It's just so scary.

Anyway, I have you and your parents on my daily prayer card and I know many others here are praying for you all too. Hang in there.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 09, 2016 12:04 AM (T/5A0)

151 139 *rolls dice on new hash*
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 09, 2016 12:02 AM (oFSUK)

Off suck?!! Bwaaaahhhhh

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 09, 2016 12:05 AM (bpTue)

152 The whole point of the blurring of gender and sex is to destroy the family.

The single most powerful and strongest unit of resistance to the advent of Global government.

The foundation of individual rights and sovereignty begins with the family standing up to government with other families forming other political units with unique needs and culture.

Destroy the family and then you have all the young being raised by the Government to be productive and obedient units.

Inter changeable with each other having no special value and no special talents or abilities.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at June 09, 2016 12:05 AM (ECJ+C)

153 Posted by: Sharkman at June 09, 2016 12:03 AM (CS7jF)

Take care of yourself and your family first. Then take some scalps.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 09, 2016 12:06 AM (0mRoj)

154 148 Posted by: Colorado Alex at June 09, 2016 12:04 AM (ZMzGL)

We were in Hastings in Bozeman and they were advertising how hard 'arry's life 'as gotten in the lastest Rowling shit offering....

and Lad10077 said "wonder if 'arry 'as it rougher than the SAS lads in Iraq right now?"

He's a good boy.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 12:06 AM (g8Hfr)

155 I'd much rather have a version of Harry Potter where the SAS storm Hogwarts.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at June 09, 2016 12:04 AM (ZMzGL)


#MuggleLivesMatter

Posted by: The Muggle Hat at June 09, 2016 12:06 AM (vBeA5)

156 Sharkman. WTF... I mean WTFtkyF?

Dammit. I am sorry to hear that. Prayers with you.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 09, 2016 12:07 AM (oFSUK)

157 I'm with you on that, bebeboobs. Wasn't in on it last night, won't be tonight, but squabbles betwixt Morons do give me a sadz.

Seen many a real-life situation where people misunderstand, misjudge, mis-speak and needlessly provoke / are provoked.

Just want to initiate a good old-fashioned pie fight sometimes, but that only works in the movies.

Posted by: mindful webworker and the Just-Us League at June 08, 2016 11:55 PM (5a8XA)

I offered my phone number to all the 'ettes, then went to bed.

Did I start something???

Posted by: Blano at June 09, 2016 12:07 AM (lbcdD)

158 Aetius451AD: Data... Well, he was FULLY functional.

With interchangeable appliance attachments, so they say.

speedster1: What, no toasters in space?

Toasters! Of course! That was the one I was trying to think of.

(Data had a toaster attachment... uh... never mind...)

Posted by: mindful webworker and the green green gals of home at June 09, 2016 12:07 AM (5a8XA)

159 Publius, sorry to hear about ECT basically being foisted on your mom and family.

I do hope it helps, the research says it *does* really help some people. The problem is though, it also really is a treatment that's worse than the disease in a lot of cases.

Will keep praying. Again, I really hope you at least start to see some positive changes in your mom.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 09, 2016 12:08 AM (q7T0y)

160 >>>Welcome to the new grey spork world of lies<<<



We're all forked.

Posted by: doesn't give a fork at June 09, 2016 12:08 AM (H9MG5)

161 Bander I could be wrong yet again but I see no reason for popcorn any time in our near or distant future.


Hillary might lose, but there will be no large exodus from the ranks of the racist/fascist/clueless/fashionable/rent-seeking/smug/bubbled coalition that now runs, and ruins, the country.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 09, 2016 12:08 AM (QDnY+)

162 Monkey sex lube. Pina colada flavor. Hot.

Posted by: Will Riker at June 09, 2016 12:08 AM (0mRoj)

163 40
and while we're at it, can we please stop using the perforative
"slavery"; a less judgmental term would be "non-self-directed labor".



thank you.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 08, 2016 11:35 PM (WTSFk)


Your Newspeak Manual is out of date, comrade. The accepted term is now "Collective Service".

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 09, 2016 12:08 AM (HalrA)

164 Posted by: Sharkman at June 09, 2016 12:03 AM (CS7jF)
I'm so sorry, that is terrible. Prayers for you and your family.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 09, 2016 12:09 AM (egOGm)

165 158 mw

Delighted t be of assistance

Posted by: speedster1 at June 09, 2016 12:09 AM (vUcdz)

166 Most of my real life friends are lefties. My lefties hate Hillary more than we do.

I bet a steak dinner last night on the election with a fellow Christian and coworker.

A Christian who is going to vote for Hillary.

Let that sink in a minute.

There's no hope.

Posted by: Blano at June 09, 2016 12:09 AM (lbcdD)

167 Sharkman: that is horrible.

Hope you can find and hire the meanest attorney in the state to go after those idiot "caregivers." As I understand it, even if/when Medicare pulls the plug, there's lots of other options available besides "turn the patient into dead weight."

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 09, 2016 12:09 AM (q7T0y)

168 166 Posted by: Blano at June 09, 2016 12:09 AM (lbcdD)

Our faith thrives when persecuted....

dumbasses are importing a LOT of persecution.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 12:10 AM (g8Hfr)

169 160 >>>Welcome to the new grey spork world of lies



We're all forked.
Posted by: doesn't give a fork at June 09, 2016 12:08 AM (H9MG5)

I know, and i feel so scared. Spoon with me.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 09, 2016 12:10 AM (0mRoj)

170 #MuggleLivesMatter
Posted by: The Muggle Hat at June 09, 2016 12:06 AM (vBeA5)


The idea that the wizarding world had no freaking clue about science and technology always struck me a too stupid to believe. Sure, the Amish live plain lives, but I would imagine that they have some inkling of what a cell phone is.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at June 09, 2016 12:10 AM (ZMzGL)

171 High end designers clothes are usually really small. I don't think they make them that big.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 08, 2016 11:59 PM (egOGm)


We do!

Posted by: Achmed's Tent and Awning at June 09, 2016 12:10 AM (GSdpU)

172 166 Most of my real life friends are lefties. My lefties hate Hillary more than we do.

I bet a steak dinner last night on the election with a fellow Christian and coworker.

A Christian who is going to vote for Hillary.

Let that sink in a minute.

There's no hope.
Posted by: Blano at June 09, 2016 12:09 AM (lbcdD)

Fuck. Me.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 09, 2016 12:11 AM (0mRoj)

173 164 Posted by: Sharkman at June 09, 2016 12:03 AM (CS7jF)
I'm so sorry, that is terrible. Prayers for you and your family.
Posted by: CaliGirl at June 09, 2016 12:09 AM (egOGm)

This.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 09, 2016 12:11 AM (bpTue)

174 >>>I know, and i feel so scared. Spoon with me.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 09, 2016 12:10 AM (0mRoj)<<<

Wait... do you know, or have you ever had a tine?
If yes... then NO.

Posted by: doesn't give a fork at June 09, 2016 12:12 AM (H9MG5)

175 * packs up for move home *

If you don't hear from me within the hour... um...

*shrug*

Maybe I found something else to do...

Posted by: mindful webworker and the mysterious highway at June 09, 2016 12:13 AM (5a8XA)

176 qdp I'd need a much more powerful electron microscope to find the "American" molecules in Sanchez, but you probably know her better due to proximity. To me she is simply a notable, though sadly far from unusual, crude race-baiting dumbshit befouling a seat in the House.


My favorite thing was her comment (2010?) that the GOP challenger (a self-made smart polite clear-headed Vietnamese immigrant or son of same) was "trying to take OUR seat!!!".


The racism and race-baiting and tribalism and corruption of so much of the Dem party and so much of the government they control makes this place a foreign land for anyone with what were historically American sensibilities.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 09, 2016 12:13 AM (QDnY+)

177 The idea that the wizarding world had no freaking clue about science and technology always struck me a too stupid to believe.
----------------

Heh. Near the end of 'Wizards', when Avatar (the good Wizard) says to his evil-wizard brother, "I'm going to show you a trick that mother taught me, but never taught you." He then reaches up his sleeve, pulls out a revolver and shoots the bad guy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 09, 2016 12:14 AM (oFSUK)

178 Blano, I agree it doesn't make sense for a Christian to vote for Hillary.

But, does it make sense for a Christian to vote for Trump instead? It's a conundrum IMHO.

How do your lefty friends treat you? Do they avoid the subject of politics or do they give you a hard time?

I admit, my few remaining lefty friends at FB (I think I have a grand total of *one* left) are only tolerable, because they *rarely* bring up politics on their own, and have other things in their lives going on that they can talk about.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 09, 2016 12:14 AM (q7T0y)

179 Our faith thrives when persecuted....

dumbasses are importing a LOT of persecution.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 12:10 AM (g8Hfr)

Faith thrives at the gun range too.

Posted by: Blano at June 09, 2016 12:14 AM (lbcdD)

180 ECT is likely the most controversial medical procedure there is, if you don't count abortion, which isn't a proper "medical procedure" in my book anyway.

You can get experts with MDs, Ph.D.s and a strong of other credentials going at each like rabid dogs over it. So what's a big dummy like me to conclude?

Pyschiatry in general thinks it's great, with a minority of dissenters. Other fields disagree. The pyschiatrists think it's all just misconception, based on those early abuses, and the objectors are just emotionally reacting to it.

I've been reading like crazy. It does work. How much, well, it depends on who's crunching the numbers, over 50%, with some claiming 80% or better success rate. But it doesn't last, without something else, there will be a relapse eventually. But it's the only treatment known that can pull someone out of a severe case of depression rapidly.

It has made a comeback of sorts, with it being used more than before. But it is still a "last resort" sort of thing. My mother was diagnosed with "Major Depressive Disorder with Psychotic Features". That's the worst kind of depression, or one of the worst. It is the hardest to treat and come out of. She wasn't wanting to eat, and that adds to it. If someone isn't eating, or is downright suicidal, then time is of the essence.

They told my father that she met this, had not responded to drugs at all, and this was the only thing they could do that had a chance.

I'll give them that. That is objectively true. Me, I would've gotten another expert in there, cold, to review her case and look at the objective data without hearing opinion 1 from the current group treating her.

I would have likely gone along, if that expert cold came to the same opinion.

There are side effects. Memory loss and others. It can pull someone out of a deep hole, but then there's the long term to worry about. At her age, though, maybe the long term may not be a concern.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 09, 2016 12:15 AM (DW+jj)

181 113 Posted by: cthulhu at June 08, 2016 11:42 PM (EzgxV)
I'm majorly bummed. The owner of the tire stores promised me next time he'll invite us. I think he only gets one chance a year, weather permitting.
They have a new blimp that they will start using I think 10-17 that's even larger. Maybe we'll get to ride on the new one.
I'm going to mention it again to the guy that orders the tires for us. He's not shy, he will bring it up when he buys tires.
The blimp is going back to LA tomorrow. They were just at the Warriors game.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 08, 2016 11:55 PM (egOGm)



You have sympathy from the fiancee and me -- we were hoping for a report. Still, safety always has to come first.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 12:15 AM (EzgxV)

182 179 Posted by: Blano at June 09, 2016 12:14 AM (lbcdD)

Zen and the art of the .5 inch shotgroup

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 12:15 AM (g8Hfr)

183 rhomboid, Loretta's a dumbshit but she's considered a moderate centrist by California DNC standards.

She also doesn't have a mile-long history of trying to make it illegal to be a Christian, a Republican or pro-life, like Kamala does.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 09, 2016 12:16 AM (q7T0y)

184 174 >>>I know, and i feel so scared. Spoon with me.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 09, 2016 12:10 AM (0mRoj)

Wait... do you know, or have you ever had a tine?
If yes... then NO.

Posted by: doesn't give a fork at June 09, 2016 12:12 AM (H9MG5)

Utensilphobe.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 09, 2016 12:16 AM (0mRoj)

185 That picture of Hillary! and the way her head is tilting makes me think of one thing...

Vina? Is that you? The Talosians have decided to enter US politics?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 12:16 AM (fc/KF)

186 TFG can shove his bogus unemployment stats up his
well-traveled ass. I haven't looked at a lot of alternatives but if this
goes on much longer I won't have a choice.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 08, 2016 11:46 PM (0mRoj)

It would be sweet IF a President Trump gives a State of the Union in the first week, "Fact is, we have been in a fricken DEPRESSION the last eight years while the SCOAMF and Congress spent like drunken sailers in a whore house during fleet week. Here are some graphs... and this is how we are going to fix it..."

Yeah, not likely...

Posted by: Burnt Toast at June 09, 2016 12:17 AM (P/kVC)

187 Posted by: rhomboid at June 09, 2016 12:13 AM (QDnY+)
I'm still pissed about the top 2 vote getters facing off. That was the stupidest thing ever.
That was Abel Maldonado's contribution.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 09, 2016 12:17 AM (egOGm)

188 How do your lefty friends treat you? Do they avoid the subject of politics or do they give you a hard time?

It is a conundrum, Steve. I admit that.

He and I typically don't talk politics. He's a lone/rare liberal in a conservative organization.

Which is why I was surprised when he came in for the midnight shift mentioning he was watching the elections.

So I had to ask, then offered the bet.

As a Christian, I'm voting for Trump. Only to stop Hillary.

I used to agree with "better the devil you know than the devil you don't know."

Not this time.

Posted by: Blano at June 09, 2016 12:17 AM (lbcdD)

189 Nevada = Iraq?

This state is lost.

Posted by: Sen. Dingy Harry at June 09, 2016 12:17 AM (H9MG5)

190 Thanks, Insomniac. Sorry about the Shit you're in. Prayers for you.

There will be people begging for mercy once my kin are done with this system.

Posted by: Sharkman at June 09, 2016 12:18 AM (CS7jF)

191 It seems Russian hockey players tend to play with less emotion than others (at least that was the case back in the day of the Red Army teams.) But I'm sure I've seen Alex Ovechkin smile.

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 09, 2016 12:18 AM (4rzL1)

192 187 Posted by: rhomboid at June 09, 2016 12:13 AM (QDnY+)
I'm still pissed about the top 2 vote getters facing off. That was the stupidest thing ever.
That was Abel Maldonado's contribution.
Posted by: CaliGirl at June 09, 2016 12:17 AM (egOGm)

But all the Marxists here voted for it, and now with all the illegals voting for them, we have a democratic dictatorship

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 09, 2016 12:19 AM (bpTue)

193 137 sven, I'm more agitated that it looks like Kamala Harris is going to get Boxer's senate seat.

From everything I've read the woman is even more of a hateful ball of slime than Hillary is. I'd even prefer Loretta Sanchez, she's incompetent but at least has a few pro-American bona fides.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 09, 2016 12:01 AM (q7T0y)



We're getting two Democrats in the general.....if 100% of Republicans were to write-in the leading Republican candidate, we'd have a GOP Senator. Someone with high-stakes cat-herding skills should get right on that.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 12:19 AM (EzgxV)

194 137 sven, I'm more agitated that it looks like Kamala Harris is going to get Boxer's senate seat.

From everything I've read the woman is even more of a hateful ball of slime than Hillary is. I'd even prefer Loretta Sanchez, she's incompetent but at least has a few pro-American bona fides.
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 09, 2016 12:01 AM (q7T0y)
-------------------------------
I really wish California conservatives, GOPers, and chicanos would get behind Sanchez and have her edge out Harris.
The Left seems to loooove their darling Kamala and to have great dreams for her future. Blech.

Sanchez may be a lefty too but at least her victory would give a lot of moonbats the sadz.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 09, 2016 12:19 AM (T/5A0)

195 Nothing surprising about a Christian voting for Hillary (or Obama).


I know Catholics - serious ones, teach CCD at home, husband goes on retreats, wife very involved in parish stuff - who cannot imagine voting for a GOP candidate at any level (in a state where "GOP" is the equivalent of left-wing Dem in NY in 1980 or IL in 2000).


Oh - and therefore abortion is kind of a big deal. Oh - and they are very much not fond of teacher's unions, having seen the problems first-hand with their kids' schools.


And, at gun-point, would not vote for any party other than the one that 1) relies in large part on abortion maximalism to even be a national party and 2) is literally little more than an extension of the state teacher's union.


I.e., idiots.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 09, 2016 12:19 AM (QDnY+)

196 Hillary's $12,500 jacket is FUGLY!



Posted by: Lily at June 08, 2016 11:49 PM (Qm82t)

Got a walker, oxygen tank, and a half gallon of vodka hidden under it.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at June 09, 2016 12:19 AM (P/kVC)

197 Blano, can understand, and glad your lib friend isn't the type to needle you.

I'm fine with having liberal friends, as long as they NEVER needle me about it. Needle me *one* time? I'm going to let them know, in polite but no uncertain terms, it's not acceptable.

Needle me again? They're dead to me.

And Sharkman, glad to hear you are going on the attack. Get that "nursing home" warehouse shut down, torn down and salt the earth where it stood. Godspeed.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 09, 2016 12:20 AM (q7T0y)

198 As a Christian, I'm voting for Trump. Only to stop Hillary.



I used to agree with "better the devil you know than the devil you don't know."



Not this time.

Posted by: Blano at June 09, 2016 12:17 AM (lbcdD)


That saying only holds true if you're certain that both are devils. I think Trump is more of a slime mold poured into a suit than a devil. Odious and slimy, but less outright evil.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 09, 2016 12:21 AM (HalrA)

199 Posted by: Burnt Toast at June 09, 2016 12:17 AM (P/kVC)

Probably not, but would it even make a difference? The only people he'd convince are the ones that already know it, and the typical LIV will have bought the verkakte line on unemployment and the economy from the TFG administration.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 09, 2016 12:21 AM (0mRoj)

200 French GIGN eating at c'est McDonald's? Sacre bleu!

Bet the French nationalists in France and in Quebec fainted.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 12:22 AM (fc/KF)

201 cthulhu and Margarita, yup and yup.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 09, 2016 12:22 AM (q7T0y)

202 Wasn't ECT banned for some time back in the 70's or so?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 09, 2016 12:23 AM (IqV8l)

203 To help further cement how unique Japan is, a letter box near Mt. Fuji

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/route_17_from_ina.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 12:24 AM (fc/KF)

204 Bertram, I don't believe ECT was ever banned, but it got such a bad rep after "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" came out, its usage and defenders practically went to zero.

I think it wasn't until the 1990s that researchers went to work making it less dangerous and more focused.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 09, 2016 12:25 AM (q7T0y)

205 That saying only holds true if you're certain that both are devils. I think Trump is more of a slime mold poured into a suit than a devil. Odious and slimy, but less outright evil.


Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 09, 2016 12:21 AM (HalrA)

Totally agree.

Wasn't trying to imply Trump is evil. I don't believe that at all. Just trying to make a point.

But lots of blind people think he is, yet think the Beast is ok. I don't get it.

Posted by: Blano at June 09, 2016 12:25 AM (lbcdD)

206 We're getting two Democrats in the general.....if 100% of Republicans were to write-in the leading Republican candidate, we'd have a GOP Senator. Someone with high-stakes cat-herding skills should get right on that.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 12:19 AM (EzgxV)


IIRC, there is not write in option in the General. It's strickly top two run-off.

Posted by: The Fools Golden State Hat at June 09, 2016 12:26 AM (vBeA5)

207 CaliGirl, that musta been the Goodyear blimp, based in Carson just off the 405?


A blimp trip up in your area would be something. Incredibly scenic.


I'm curious if there were naval anti-submarine dirigible bases up your way (and LA and Orange and Ventura counties).


There was one right next to the Del Mar racetrack down here (last vestiges were removed for a tidal wetland restoration project just a few years ago).


And there was that attack by an I-boat (sub) in February '42 just north of Goleta (the explanation for which I think I might finally have).

Posted by: rhomboid at June 09, 2016 12:26 AM (QDnY+)

208 Much like "The China Syndrome" (wrongfully) turned a lot of people off from nuclear power, "Cuckoo's Nest" turned a lot of people off from ECT.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 09, 2016 12:26 AM (q7T0y)

209 Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 09, 2016 12:19 AM (bpTue)
It was some kind of bullshit deal between Abel and Schwarzenegger. Abel voted for the tax increase, authored that prop14 and was made Lt governor.
My husband talked to him during the budget tax increase fight. he promised he wouldn't vote for the budget deal. He did. He got something out of all that.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 09, 2016 12:26 AM (egOGm)

210 193----.if 100% of Republicans were to write-in the leading Republican candidate, we'd have a GOP Senator. Someone with high-stakes cat-herding skills should get right on that.
Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 12:19 AM (EzgxV)
-------------------
Heh. That's a thought.
But, yeah, not much hope in cat-herding.
Still, ...... it would be a hoot!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 09, 2016 12:26 AM (T/5A0)

211 MS = Angola?

Ouch. The truth, it burns.

Oh, and can we trade NY for Canada? NY can have Trudeau, though.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 09, 2016 12:27 AM (gyKtp)

212 Bet the French nationalists in France and in Quebec fainted.


Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 12:22 AM (fc/KF)

Doesn't take much for the Quebecois to faint. Just mispronounce their name and it'll give 'em fits.

Posted by: pookysgirl at June 09, 2016 12:27 AM (K27gs)

213 206 We're getting two Democrats in the general.....if 100% of Republicans were to write-in the leading Republican candidate, we'd have a GOP Senator. Someone with high-stakes cat-herding skills should get right on that.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 12:19 AM (EzgxV)

IIRC, there is not write in option in the General. It's strickly top two run-off.

Posted by: The Fools Golden State Hat at June 09, 2016 12:26 AM (vBeA5)



Not sure, myself. I can say, when I opened the materials and looked at the ballot, my first thought was, "this system is utterly and totally corrupt and beyond saving."

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 12:28 AM (EzgxV)

214 212 Bet the French nationalists in France and in Quebec fainted.


Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 12:22 AM (fc/KF)

Doesn't take much for the Quebecois to faint. Just mispronounce their name and it'll give 'em fits.
Posted by: pookysgirl at June 09, 2016 12:27 AM (K27gs)

Or call them "Frenchy." They love that.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 09, 2016 12:28 AM (0mRoj)

215 204 Posted by: qdpsteve at June 09, 2016 12:25 AM (q7T0y)

https://youtu.be/TtX-2-YoXPs

Requiem for a Dream-fall of Sara Goldfarb...

the ECT scene knocked me near fetal first time I saw it.

Reminded me of mom.

I'm not a shrink, and I am not smart enough to know with certainty the efficacy of the procedure....

I do know it didn't help mom a chemical protocol did, and I also know if I did it to her shrink "to try to get results" I'd be in prison.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 12:29 AM (g8Hfr)

216 My Dad's situation is a perfect example of that "Death Panel" thing that was warned about back when ObumblesCare was trotted out. It happened so quickly that the family couldn't react in time, even with my Dad's regular doctors frantically trying to help once they were back in the system.

A couple of other lighter things when I was down at my Mom's place this weekend: I found a photo of my Mom and her two best friends strolling along Waikiki Beach back in 1957, when she was just 23. Already engaged to my Dad. My God, she was gorgeous. I only met my folks (because born) when they were both 29 and a little more seasoned. On, and there was a wedding picture from their ceremony on April 3, 1958: My Dad was just about the most handsome man you could imagine and they were obviously mad for each other. I envy them their 58 years together.

Also, not only did Dad write a pretty good novel, but also a lengthy history of our family in North America over the last almost 376 years, but also 4 short stories. I'll hopefully have them published once things settle down.

Posted by: Sharkman at June 09, 2016 12:29 AM (CS7jF)

217 Posted by: rhomboid at June 09, 2016 12:26 AM (QDnY+)
If there are any submarine bases, I'm not aware of them.
The attack on the Elwood oil refinery north of goleta. My grandparents remembered that.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 09, 2016 12:29 AM (egOGm)

218 Livestock can be pets. Bad story, miniature horse killed by coyotes: http://preview.tinyurl.com/gqxg6ob

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 09, 2016 12:29 AM (oFSUK)

219 207 CaliGirl, that musta been the Goodyear blimp, based in Carson just off the 405?


A blimp trip up in your area would be something. Incredibly scenic.


I'm curious if there were naval anti-submarine dirigible bases up your way (and LA and Orange and Ventura counties).


There was one right next to the Del Mar racetrack down here (last vestiges were removed for a tidal wetland restoration project just a few years ago).


And there was that attack by an I-boat (sub) in February '42 just north of Goleta (the explanation for which I think I might finally have).

Posted by: rhomboid at June 09, 2016 12:26 AM (QDnY+)



At the Sandpiper golf course. What sort of explanation are you considering?

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 12:30 AM (EzgxV)

220 But lots of blind people think he is, yet think the Beast is ok. I don't get it.

Posted by: Blano at June 09, 2016 12:25 AM (lbcdD)


That has always boggled the mind. We know exactly what we're going to get from Hillary, and it's fairly well obvious that America would not survive in recognizable form. Anything else, as long as it's not written in stone, guaranteed to be equally awful, is preferable. Trump is an extremely questionable individual, and there's plenty of reasons to doubt his authenticity and his every statement, but he doesn't strike me as anywhere near the same level of existential threat.


We can fix the blunders of a blunderous administration if we are still around in five years.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 09, 2016 12:30 AM (HalrA)

221 202: There were reforms. It was horrible, what they used to do in the insane asylums. But we've gone too far the other way really, with someone batshit insane being allowed to roam the streets, "homeless" and all that. But I guess I'd rather have that than the abuses, really.

I don't know if it has ever been officially banned in the US, but there were some strong reforms of psychiatric. treatment. In some countries, it is. Now, involuntary ECT can still be done, but it's hard. Well, if they consider a case like my mother's "informed consent" to be voluntary, well, bullshit. My father didn't say no, but he didn't say yes either.

I'm not going to say one harsh word to him. It wouldn't do one damn bit of good, and he has been just devastated, torn apart. She is his life (and he hers).

In the old days, if a credentialed doctor said you were crazy, he could do damn near anything over your objections. Now, pay someone with those credentials to rule some older relative whose money who want to say that, and you're good to go. That's how it used to be.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 09, 2016 12:30 AM (DW+jj)

222 A couple of other lighter things when I was down at my Mom's place this weekend: I found a photo of my Mom and her two best friends strolling along Waikiki Beach back in 1957, when she was just 23. Already engaged to my Dad. My God, she was gorgeous. I only met my folks (because born) when they were both 29 and a little more seasoned. On, and there was a wedding picture from their ceremony on April 3, 1958: My Dad was just about the most handsome man you could imagine and they were obviously mad for each other. I envy them their 58 years together.


That is truly great stuff.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 09, 2016 12:30 AM (0mRoj)

223 208 Much like "The China Syndrome" (wrongfully) turned a lot of people off from nuclear power, "Cuckoo's Nest" turned a lot of people off from ECT.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 09, 2016 12:26 AM (q7T0y)



.....to say nothing of lobotomies.....

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 12:30 AM (EzgxV)

224 Or call them "Frenchy." They love that.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 09, 2016 12:28 AM (0mRoj)

I HAVE NEVER DONE SUCH A THING........ more than five times.
(I went to a college that was one-third Canadian, they deserved all they got.)

Posted by: pookysgirl at June 09, 2016 12:31 AM (K27gs)

225 203 To help further cement how unique Japan is, a letter box near Mt. Fuji

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/route_17_from_ina.jpg
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 12:24 AM (fc/KF)
----------------------------------
That is nifty!
A bit weird, to be sure, but ....

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 09, 2016 12:31 AM (T/5A0)

226 Rhomboid,
Yes, we were invited to fly on the Goodyear blimp today. They never got off the ground because of wind. We got to go out and look at it and the pilot and crew answered all our questions.
I was nervous but really excited.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 09, 2016 12:31 AM (egOGm)

227 211 MS = Angola?

Ouch. The truth, it burns.

Oh, and can we trade NY for Canada? NY can have Trudeau, though.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 09, 2016 12:27 AM (gyKtp)



I vaguely recall some years back when the Russian Federation had the same GDP as NJ.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 12:32 AM (EzgxV)

228 The Japanese I-boat shelling California served as part of the inspiration for the John Belishi movie 1941.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 12:32 AM (fc/KF)

229 216 Posted by: Sharkman at June 09, 2016 12:29 AM (CS7jF)

I'd support the Liverpool Pathway with one important addition...

any doc who Old Yellers a patient gets a lottery ticket and the winner gets killed.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 12:32 AM (g8Hfr)

230 Doesn't take much for the Quebecois to faint. Just mispronounce their name and it'll give 'em fits.

Posted by: pookysgirl at June 09, 2016 12:27 AM (K27gs)


There's not much love lost between Quebec "nationalists" and French "nationalists". The former have no wish to become a department of France, and the latter consider the former to be colonial hicks speaking a bastardized and obsolete form of the "world's most beautiful language".


Yeah, back in the day, DeGaulle tried to meddle, but that was just DeGaulle being DeGaulle.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 09, 2016 12:32 AM (GSdpU)

231 sven, yikes.

I know that ECT largely became "the last resort" for legal reasons, not just medical. People don't know that before 1969, Americans in mental instituions effectively had no rights whatsoever and psych wards could just go crazy with all manner of crazy/wild/experiemental "treatments."

As I understand it, even ECT's psychiatrist fans aren't eager to recommend it; no one wants to be the first to end up the star of a high-profile court case full of cruelty charges if they do and the results get ugly (in fact it's probably already happened at least once).

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 09, 2016 12:32 AM (q7T0y)

232 223 Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 12:30 AM (EzgxV)

I'd say the Kennedy Klan (those wascally scamps) helped with that.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 12:33 AM (g8Hfr)

233 I don't know if it has ever been officially banned in the US, but there were some strong reforms of psychiatric. treatment. In some countries, it is. Now, involuntary ECT can still be done, but it's hard. Well, if they consider a case like my mother's "informed consent" to be voluntary, well, bullshit. My father didn't say no, but he didn't say yes either.

Adults are generally presumed to be competent to provide medical consent and otherwise conduct their own affairs until they've been determined not to be under whatever process is established by state law.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 09, 2016 12:33 AM (0mRoj)

234 Not sure if I would drop a letter into this box though

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/mu_takezou.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 12:34 AM (fc/KF)

235 cthulhu, I could be wrong, but believe it or not I think we have the Kennedy family to thank for lobotomy treatments going way out of fashion, never to return.

The stories of what Joe had done to his "willful" daughter Rosemary, because the old bigot jackass was afraid of being embarrassed, are the stuff of nightmares.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 09, 2016 12:35 AM (q7T0y)

236 sven, you beat me to it about the Kennedys.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 09, 2016 12:35 AM (q7T0y)

237 Rack the shotgun.

Please.

It's already chambered, yo.

I also start yelling at the screen every time a 1911 slide is racked to "mean business". Same with the hammer cocking.

Posted by: TexasDan at June 09, 2016 12:35 AM (TqXWc)

238 231 Posted by: qdpsteve at June 09, 2016 12:32 AM (q7T0y)

Well in our defense we never went "Full" T-4 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_T4 to the degree "Ein Volk" did well not for 76 years anyway....

NOW we are trying to catch up.

Had mom been 7 years older she would have been fixed with her first breakdown and I would not be here....

so there's that.

Hitler was humming music that was written in Michigan and Ohio with regards to medical ethics...he just REALLY amped up the backbeat.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 12:36 AM (g8Hfr)

239 The Japanese I-boat shelling California served as part of the inspiration for the John Belishi movie 1941.
Posted by: Anna Puma
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Heh. Wild Bill Kelso

I have the film poster of Belushi.

General Joseph W. Stilwell: That is the craziest son of a bitch I've ever seen.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 09, 2016 12:36 AM (oFSUK)

240 235 cthulhu, I could be wrong, but believe it or not I think we have the Kennedy family to thank for lobotomy treatments going way out of fashion, never to return.

The stories of what Joe had done to his "willful" daughter Rosemary, because the old bigot jackass was afraid of being embarrassed, are the stuff of nightmares.
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 09, 2016 12:35 AM (q7T0y)

She got an ice-pick lobotomy IIRC. Horrifying stuff.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 09, 2016 12:36 AM (0mRoj)

241 Well this certainly ruins the concept of pin-up...

http://www.ufunk.net/en/photos/men-ups/

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 12:38 AM (fc/KF)

242 237 Rack the shotgun.

Please.

It's already chambered, yo.

I also start yelling at the screen every time a 1911 slide is racked to "mean business". Same with the hammer cocking.
Posted by: TexasDan at June 09, 2016 12:35 AM (TqXWc)

Heh. I also shake my head when they've added a hammer cocking sound when someone draws their sidearm, which happens to be a Glock.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 09, 2016 12:38 AM (0mRoj)

243 .....to say nothing of lobotomies.....


What?

Posted by: Rosemarie Kennedy at June 09, 2016 12:38 AM (1xUj/)

244
qdp the key to getting hired in socali is to claim hispanic.
Whites can't get a job here any more.
Hiring panel I had Mon. was 80% black female.
What are the odds???
No I'm not kidding

Posted by: MAx at June 09, 2016 12:38 AM (0uuiT)

245 The Kennedy Klan was and continues to be monsters.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 12:38 AM (fc/KF)

246 "'Soviet Quality' was the spectacularly ironic theme of whatever five-year plan they were on."

I sourly recall the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Named after the dearly departed former head of the Department of Commerce.

This was one of several clear signs by the late 1980s indicating that the highly touted "Reagan Revolution" had definitively run off of the rails.

Rather than trusting in competitive markets and consumer decisions to sort out which firms offered quality products, instead, we had the spectacle of an official government award, set up under a nominally "conservative Republican" administration, handed out by a jury of federals, and named for a dead D.C. apparatchik who had headed an agency for which there is and was no Constitutional warrant.

Give the stiff a nice funeral and say some pleasant stuff at the service. That's enough.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 09, 2016 12:38 AM (noWW6)

247 The Japanese I-boat shelling California served as part of the inspiration for the John Belishi movie 1941.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 12:32 AM (fc/KF)


The Japanese navy also shelled Estevan Point lighthouse on Vancouver Island.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 09, 2016 12:39 AM (GSdpU)

248 Well, I'm out for the evening. I have a cold, need some rest.
Good night everyone.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 09, 2016 12:39 AM (egOGm)

249 sven, again, yikes.

With the rise of Obamacare, and how it's going to try to ape the worst practices of the NHS, patients' families need to be super-vigilant and involved in EVERYTHING regarding a loved one's care these days and probably forever more.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 09, 2016 12:39 AM (q7T0y)

250 248 Well, I'm out for the evening. I have a cold, need some rest.
Good night everyone.
Posted by: CaliGirl at June 09, 2016 12:39 AM (egOGm)

Night.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 09, 2016 12:40 AM (0mRoj)

251 MAx, sure looks that way.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 09, 2016 12:40 AM (q7T0y)

252 211 MS = Angola?

Ouch. The truth, it burns.
Posted by: GnuBreed at June 09, 2016 12:27 AM
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Heh. But Angola has more than 8 times the population of Mississippi so the per capita difference is yuuuuge.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 09, 2016 12:40 AM (T/5A0)

253 221 202: There were reforms. It was horrible, what they used to do in the insane asylums. But we've gone too far the other way really, with someone batshit insane being allowed to roam the streets, "homeless" and all that. But I guess I'd rather have that than the abuses, really.

I don't know if it has ever been officially banned in the US, but there were some strong reforms of psychiatric. treatment. In some countries, it is. Now, involuntary ECT can still be done, but it's hard. Well, if they consider a case like my mother's "informed consent" to be voluntary, well, bullshit. My father didn't say no, but he didn't say yes either.

I'm not going to say one harsh word to him. It wouldn't do one damn bit of good, and he has been just devastated, torn apart. She is his life (and he hers).

In the old days, if a credentialed doctor said you were crazy, he could do damn near anything over your objections. Now, pay someone with those credentials to rule some older relative whose money who want to say that, and you're good to go. That's how it used to be.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 09, 2016 12:30 AM (DW+jj)



One of my roommates in college had parents who were a psychiatrist and a psychologist in SF. You can just imagine.... But, yeah, if you were a shrink and had a 5150 card, you could just about do anything to anyone.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 12:40 AM (EzgxV)

254 245 Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 12:38 AM (fc/KF)

Part of me died with Tedster....

I hated the man so completely that when he left part of me hopped in the hole with him.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 12:40 AM (g8Hfr)

255 I also start yelling at the screen every time a 1911 slide is racked to "mean business". Same with the hammer cocking.
Posted by: TexasDan at June 09, 2016 12:35 AM (TqXWc)

Heh. I also shake my head when they've added a hammer cocking sound when someone draws their sidearm, which happens to be a Glock.
Posted by: Insomniac
---------------------

Well... I mean the gunshots are fake too.

I always felt sorry for the western gunslingers who had to draw and *cock* those single action Colts in one motion. Figured it was a good way to get a toe shot off.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 09, 2016 12:41 AM (oFSUK)

256 254 245 Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 12:38 AM (fc/KF)

Part of me died with Tedster....

I hated the man so completely that when he left part of me hopped in the hole with him.
Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 12:40 AM (g8Hfr)

He really was a vile, degenerate pig.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 09, 2016 12:42 AM (0mRoj)

257 The Kennedy Klan was and continues to be monsters.

Joe was awful, as are many of the spawn, but I still have a thing for Bobby and Jack.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 09, 2016 12:42 AM (1xUj/)

258 249 Posted by: qdpsteve at June 09, 2016 12:39 AM (q7T0y)

Our great grandparents would know what to do, it seems with all this neo-tribalism folks forget that plenty of poor white trash is just as capable of honor killing as the trendy new imports the gentry insists are the "vital missing component of the American experiment."

I wish we'd stop copying the class retard's hypotheses on healthcare and economics.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 12:43 AM (g8Hfr)

259
251 It IS that way. Just got selected today for a job where I did just that... tired of going through all the work of applying and interviewing just to get clipped by the EEOC assholes in HR. Happened 3 times last month and I'm over it.
My grandmother was a mopgirl in a Tijuana whorehouse. Now HIRE ME, pendejo!!!

Posted by: MAx at June 09, 2016 12:43 AM (0uuiT)

260 Publius, just so you know, ECT is done under general anesthesia. I've observed it. It is not violent convulsing. The patient is on a ventilator and paralyzed (with drugs), under the care of an anesthesiologist. So sorry for your mother and father, just thought you might want to know.

Posted by: Timon at June 09, 2016 12:43 AM (396pH)

261 Anna - correct. There was actually a "panic of '42" and that movie - which I've actually never seen - was "inspired" by that, I believe. Anyone visiting San Diego should go to Pt Loma/Cabrillo Nat. Monument (in any case) - there's a very good very small museum there covering the panic and the reaction, which included upgrading the coastal artillery on Pt Loma (Fort Rosecrans).


ctuhlhuwuwuuu - Sandpiper golf course had a dirigible base? Or was location of Elwood attack? Hmmm, I spent time at UC Surfer Babes myself, and recall the golf course, but isn't Elwood further north (west, actually)?


And here's the small light going off re I-boat shelling of Elwood. In the book Silent Victory, which I'm reading now, it's written that among the fairly stupid habits of Japanese sub commanders was to do some "farewell" shelling of operational area targets as they were departing (stupid cuz reveals their position, does little damage).


The shelling of that oil pier makes perfect sense in that context - and in fact 3 I-boats had patrolled the west coast in that period and were recalled (our codebreakers read their mail). They - stupidly - did a "drive-by" shelling of Midway Island at night as they passed on their way back to Japan. This confirmed their position and route, allowing the US to set an ambush further south - and one I-boat was in fact sunk.


I'm betting that I-boat was your Elwood attacker, and its loss would explain the absence of any records in Japanese naval archives of the attack.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 09, 2016 12:43 AM (QDnY+)

262 257 Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 09, 2016 12:42 AM (1xUj/)

Jack would be a RINO today....

Bobby would be a retard, though Tedster would *always* make him look like a genius comparatively.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 12:44 AM (g8Hfr)

263 234 Not sure if I would drop a letter into this box though

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/mu_takezou.jpg
Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 12:34 AM (fc/KF)
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Um,.... actually, that's pretty cool!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 09, 2016 12:44 AM (T/5A0)

264 You know, even in the midst of sadness and tragedy and loss, there is so much beauty and good to be seen in this world.

I think the theme of my Dad's eulogy might be: "How to measure the impact of one man's life?"

Is it tweets, or Facebook posts, or novels written or children and grandchildren spawned? Is it a long military career of service to the US? Is it just living 81 but are and having hundreds of people remember you?

Maybe in my Dad's case it was just this: I wasn't obviously at my folks' wedding, but I'll bet the vows went something like:

"We promise to love and honor each other,

And to foresake all others,

In good times and in bad,

For richer or poorer,

In sickness and in health,

'Til death do us part."

And they did. Maybe all that has to be remembered about my Dad always that he kept his promise to my Mom. And that my Mom found a man who was worthy of her keeping hers.

Posted by: Sharkman at June 09, 2016 12:44 AM (CS7jF)

265 235 cthulhu, I could be wrong, but believe it or not I think we have the Kennedy family to thank for lobotomy treatments going way out of fashion, never to return.

The stories of what Joe had done to his "willful" daughter Rosemary, because the old bigot jackass was afraid of being embarrassed, are the stuff of nightmares.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 09, 2016 12:35 AM (q7T0y)



Yes, but IIRC that was done in the shadows.....and is that much more creepy thereby. "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" had Nurse Ratched use ECT as sadistic punishment along the way, but finally got McMurty (?) lobotomized.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 12:45 AM (EzgxV)

266 Hey, where all da white wimmen at?

Posted by: Sheriff Bart at June 09, 2016 12:45 AM (sl+zA)

267 It is a violation of Federal Civil Rights to ask someone to prove their ethnic origin

Posted by: MAx at June 09, 2016 12:45 AM (0uuiT)

268 There's not much love lost between Quebec "nationalists" and French "nationalists". The former have no wish to become a department of France, and the latter consider the former to be colonial hicks speaking a bastardized and obsolete form of the "world's most beautiful language".


Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 09, 2016 12:32 AM (GSdpU)

So, we can't call 'em 'snow-frogs' any monger?

Funny story, years ago, my half-Cajun ex-wife and I were visiting her people down in Gran Chenier and we all went up to one of the nicer hotel/casinos the next day with them - a good long drive through some of the wettests, spookiest land I've ever seen - and damned if there weren't some snow-frogs there.

It was funny the way her grandmother and the other old women tried to engage these people in a 'French' conversation.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 09, 2016 12:46 AM (lutOX)

269 255 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 09, 2016 12:41 AM (oFSUK)

eh "yeah" except some real gunfighters tricked out their hog legs to not even cock just drop....

Dallas Stoudenmire for example.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 12:46 AM (g8Hfr)

270 cthulhu, yup.

Only point I might disagree with: I think it came out in the 1960s, probably not long after JFK's assassination, what happened to Rosemary. I'm pretty sure it was at that point that lobotomy "treatments" started going to zero.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 09, 2016 12:46 AM (q7T0y)

271 Speaking of Canada, there's this from WUWT:

Carbon tax legislation, which the opposition estimates will increase household bills by $1000 / year, has just been passed by the Alberta Legislature.

On second thought, nevermind the NY/Canada swap idea.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 09, 2016 12:47 AM (gyKtp)

272 cthulhu: and yes, very very creepy.

MAx, I did not realize that. Thanks for that handy info. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 09, 2016 12:47 AM (q7T0y)

273 Jack would be a RINO today....


Jack would be damn near a Goldwater Republican today.

"A rising tide lifts all boats". Cold warrior.

Who in the GOP has Jack Kennedy's conservative cred today?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 09, 2016 12:48 AM (1xUj/)

274
270 qdp ffs just apply at Chino.
The ex works there after Lanterman closed and she loves it

Posted by: MAx at June 09, 2016 12:48 AM (0uuiT)

275 271 Posted by: GnuBreed at June 09, 2016 12:47 AM (gyKtp)

Alberta (Canadian for Texas) went full commie this last cycle...

consider it a harbinger IMHO thanks to the "newer better Texans"

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 12:49 AM (g8Hfr)

276 Maetenloch, job well done tonight, thank you.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 09, 2016 12:50 AM (voOPb)

277 The Japanese navy also shelled Estevan Point lighthouse on Vancouver Island.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 09, 2016 12:39 AM (GSdpU)


Fort Stevens at the mouth of the Columbia was shelled by a sub in retaliation of the Doolittle raids.

There was a blimp base at Tillamook that is now a very nice air museum

Posted by: Kindltot at June 09, 2016 12:50 AM (ry34m)

278 273 Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 09, 2016 12:48 AM (1xUj/)

Dead or senile men.

Dad explained it to me thus.

John Kennedy gave a fuck about the middle class and he was the last Democrat to do so, Ronald Reagan also gave a fuck about the middle class and he was the last American politician to do so.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 12:50 AM (g8Hfr)

279 Dang it, seems Psychology Today has moved their article on the top seven Kennedy sex scandals. At Ted's wedding, Jack was caught on tape advising his younger brother it was okay to cheat.

Ted was simply doomed to always be in the shadows - Joe Jr the dead war hero, Jack the live war hero, and Bobby all preceded him.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 12:51 AM (fc/KF)

280 MAx, thanks for the info!!! Seriously, thank you.

I will look into that, it turns out Chino is not an outrageous distance away and I'd rather travel in that direction in SoCal for work anyway.

I'm also going to go ahead and attend a State Job Fair at Cal State Dominguez Hills next week. I admit I'm a little worried about assholes at Metropolitan State Hospital being there, recognizing me and wanting to "catch up" ("Hey Steve! Long time no see! What you doing these days?"), just so they can run back and report all my comings-and-goings to you-know-who. But I'm prepared to either ignore them or throw a nuclear tantrum if I have to...

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 09, 2016 12:51 AM (q7T0y)

281 261 Anna - correct. There was actually a "panic of '42" and that movie - which I've actually never seen - was "inspired" by that, I believe. Anyone visiting San Diego should go to Pt Loma/Cabrillo Nat. Monument (in any case) - there's a very good very small museum there covering the panic and the reaction, which included upgrading the coastal artillery on Pt Loma (Fort Rosecrans).


ctuhlhuwuwuuu - Sandpiper golf course had a dirigible base? Or was location of Elwood attack? Hmmm, I spent time at UC Surfer Babes myself, and recall the golf course, but isn't Elwood further north (west, actually)?


And here's the small light going off re I-boat shelling of Elwood. In the book Silent Victory, which I'm reading now, it's written that among the fairly stupid habits of Japanese sub commanders was to do some "farewell" shelling of operational area targets as they were departing (stupid cuz reveals their position, does little damage).


The shelling of that oil pier makes perfect sense in that context - and in fact 3 I-boats had patrolled the west coast in that period and were recalled (our codebreakers read their mail). They - stupidly - did a "drive-by" shelling of Midway Island at night as they passed on their way back to Japan. This confirmed their position and route, allowing the US to set an ambush further south - and one I-boat was in fact sunk.


I'm betting that I-boat was your Elwood attacker, and its loss would explain the absence of any records in Japanese naval archives of the attack.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 09, 2016 12:43 AM (QDnY+)



IIRC, the historical area shelled is currently the Sandpiper golf course. http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/37280

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 12:52 AM (EzgxV)

282 Yes, thanks. I knew that. Believe me, I've read more about ECT in the last <24 hrs than just about anything. Cramming back in college pre-exam day, maybe. But not since.

I don't know how many know the whole story, you may not have read the previous weeks' posts I've made. Quickly, my mother, fine and dandy, 85, soon to be and now 86, had knee replacement surgery at the end of March. Went to a rehab facility for a couple of weeks.

Everything fine and dandy. Doing great. Her own doc commented on well she was doing. But then, she fell into this severe depression. I mean severe. Psychotic symptoms. Delusions that she'd done terrible to things to people, all of us, and was just the biggest reprobate who ever walked the earth, worse than a mass murderer.

She did not undergo general anesthesia, which can do shit to the brain in the elderly. Her family doc mentioned something I'd never heard before. Massive inflammation itself, such as after major surgery or a trauma, can have an effect on the brain itself in the elderly.

Don't know for sure, but I suspect it was some after-effect like that from the surgery. It would be a very big coincidence if not. She's never been depressive before, at least in the 40+ years I've been a consciously aware person able to know things like that.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 09, 2016 12:52 AM (DW+jj)

283 MAx, just out of curiosity, did your ex ever get an interview at Metropolitan State Hospital?

If she did, I'd bet I knew at least one person who interviewed her.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 09, 2016 12:53 AM (q7T0y)

284 AOP - was that attack in early '42? If so it would line up with the Santa Barbara thing.


But there were other west coast I-boat missions, later (including one on Oregon - where's Christopher Taylor?).


AOP - that above-cited "carbon tax" insanity from that building in Edmonton - is that among the first fruits of the seizure of your province's reins by the commies? It is stunning to think of Alberta - energy giant and (I think) historically more politically akin to Oklahoma than Massachusetts - run by leftist slime.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 09, 2016 12:54 AM (QDnY+)

285 279 Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 12:51 AM (fc/KF)

Ted was the Cousin Oliver of the Kennedy Klan, they were all fuck-ups but Ted took it to new heights....Danteesque heights frankly....

he failed out of school because he was a cheating asshole, he was unatheltic as all get out, he got VD in a French Whorehouse during Korea and primped as though he was a goddamned Pork Chop Hill vet...

The guy "retired" at a lower rank than I did in ~ 3/4ths of my first contract.

Even had he not killed that woman he would always have been the afterbirth of the Kennedy Klan....

I think Joe must have popped his load through a filter with Rose when tedster was conceived.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 12:55 AM (g8Hfr)

286 I'll bet you Jack and RFK would've evolved along with the rest of the Dems over the years.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 09, 2016 12:56 AM (DW+jj)

287 Sven, did you read this story of mine? It might amuse that cold dark place that should have a heart.

https://www.libertyislandmag.com/creator/atelier/content.html?ln=hotwater

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 12:57 AM (fc/KF)

288 cooth - thanks! I always sort of wondered where the Elwood pier had been. Some of the wood from that pier is now found in the doors to the closed restaurant "Timbers" located in view of the north-bound 101 just beyond Goleta.


Kindltot - thanks! That museum is on my long list of such museums to visit - great to know it was a dirigible base.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 09, 2016 12:57 AM (QDnY+)

289 sven, I kinda like your dad's capsule summary of American leaders that you quoted.


Of course a bit simplified, but powerful in a way.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 09, 2016 12:58 AM (QDnY+)

290 286 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 09, 2016 12:56 AM (DW+jj)

Jack would have been a Reagan democrat I think.

Bobby?

Bobby was Trigglypuff's Dutch Uncle.

I listened to the RFK/Hoffa exchanges.....

Guy was a SJW prototype.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 12:58 AM (g8Hfr)

291 One of the few *good things* Jimmy Carter ever did as president?

When Teddy K tried to primary him, Carter's people were all over the place with the Chappaquiddick story.

I admit I give Jimmah the credit for granting that scandal the super-ugly, eternal legs it deserves.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 09, 2016 12:59 AM (q7T0y)

292 Would JFK/RFK have taken the "peace dividend" to the casino?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at June 09, 2016 01:00 AM (IqV8l)

293 he failed out of school because he was a cheating asshole, he was unatheltic as all get out,

I think Ted cheated at Harvard. He was, though, the only Kennedy to letter at football there.

That's just for the factual accuracy. He is the most loathsome spawn of that clan. Read "Senatorial Privilege" for a minute by minute accounting of how awful he was at Chappaquiddick.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 09, 2016 01:00 AM (1xUj/)

294 288 cooth - thanks! I always sort of wondered where the Elwood pier had been. Some of the wood from that pier is now found in the doors to the closed restaurant "Timbers" located in view of the north-bound 101 just beyond Goleta.


Kindltot - thanks! That museum is on my long list of such museums to visit - great to know it was a dirigible base.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 09, 2016 12:57 AM (QDnY+)




Know the restaurant location well....never actually ate there.

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

295 287 Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 12:57 AM (fc/KF)

Epic....render it in Cantos and it would be your masterpiece.

Of course in real life he would shrug and start masturbating and fondling his rack....

Ted is nothing if not persistent in the pursuit of strange.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 01:02 AM (g8Hfr)

296 *gargles furiously withe brain bleach before chugging the Lethe water*

Those are images I did not need Sven...

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 01:03 AM (fc/KF)

297 More info:



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

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 01:04 AM (EzgxV)

298 Kindltot besides Tillamook, Evergreen museum is on my OR list. And the PT boat, if you can visit it, which I think is near Portlandia. Am I missing anything as far as aviation/military museums?


(wine and beer I will research and explore at my leisure, and obviously there's lots of that in OR worth checking out)

Posted by: rhomboid at June 09, 2016 01:04 AM (QDnY+)

299 J.K. Rowling Slams Racist Critics Who Can't Handle Hermione Being Black

Rowling described Hermione as having buckteeth and bushy brown hair. Sort of resembling an ugly chipmunk, according to one of the other characters.

Later in the book, Hermione undergoes magical alterations to remove her racial characteristics (such as shrinking her teeth), which of course makes her stunningly beautiful.

I think Rowling has serious issues here, and has no right to call anyone else racist for not having picked up on Hermione being black.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at June 09, 2016 01:05 AM (2lndx)

300 Anna Puma #241: Well this certainly ruins the concept of pin-up..
http://www.ufunk.net/en/photos/men-ups/


More proof, as if any were needed, that forks and spoons are absolutely not interchangeable.

Which reminds me... kbdabear... were all those gals on the same plane? (The mind boggles.)

Oh, yeah... hello again. Home safe n sound.

Posted by: mindful webworker and the mysterious highway at June 09, 2016 01:05 AM (LtSaI)

301 293 Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 09, 2016 01:00 AM (1xUj/)

Eh "yeah" 6 passes 80 yards....

back then wideout was "eh" I moved to another district to play WR b/c we had a neanderthal coach...

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 01:05 AM (g8Hfr)

302 I just always thought of the Kennedy's as grandparents of "extreme sports" like skiing football....and car diving....and plane swimming.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 01:06 AM (g8Hfr)

303 I'm surprised the waitress was assaulted in Nice because when we were there the hotbed of Islam on the FR was Marseilles. Maybe it's Nice now?

Posted by: keena at June 09, 2016 01:07 AM (RiTnx)

304 296 Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 01:03 AM (fc/KF)

We all have our gifts....mine unfortunately is blunt imagery.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 01:07 AM (g8Hfr)

305 299 Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at June 09, 2016 01:05 AM (2lndx)

Scratch a donk find a Simon Legree....and Rowling is a donk no matter where she pays taxes.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 01:08 AM (g8Hfr)

306 James Bond, shall he be gay, black, or a woman? If I was the author, I would retcon all my villains since no one is asking for it.

Posted by: BourbonChicken, Protector of Ancient Memes at June 09, 2016 01:09 AM (VdICR)

307 298 Kindltot besides Tillamook, Evergreen museum is on my OR list. And the PT boat, if you can visit it, which I think is near Portlandia. Am I missing anything as far as aviation/military museums?


(wine and beer I will research and explore at my leisure, and obviously there's lots of that in OR worth checking out)

Posted by: rhomboid at June 09, 2016 01:04 AM (QDnY+)



Silver Falls State Park -- Trail of 10 Falls. Powell's City of Books.

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

308 Sven or you should write some underground Japanese manga...

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 01:10 AM (fc/KF)

309 308 Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 01:10 AM (fc/KF)

Hentai....Joey Plugz says Ogabe can plow fields with his "tool."

I'd illustrate a whole new meaning to "go f**k yourself" with Jugears as star."

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 01:11 AM (g8Hfr)

310 Rowlings should have just created another character instead of trying to wave a magical authorial wand to change a character everyone already knows. Though Bujold has done the same thing with Aral Vorkosigan, but at least she waited until Aral was safely dead before doing a retcon to make Aral bisexual.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 01:12 AM (fc/KF)

311 310 Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 01:12 AM (fc/KF)

Thank God Gene Roddenberry is dead....

Kirk got in enough trouble being straight....Imagine what Gene-o would do to him now....

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 01:15 AM (g8Hfr)

312 Joey Bidet with tentacle hair... well that would certainly replace Legend of the Overfiend. Toss in some Ogenki Clinic and G-Taste plus a dollop of light BDSM..

*thud*

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 01:15 AM (fc/KF)

313 sven10077: I hated the man [TedK] so completely that when he left part of me hopped in the hole with him.

Yeah, but sounds like a part of you that you can do without.

Ted getting away with murder is up there with Hanoi Jane Fonda getting away with treason in WTF memories of my yout'.

Posted by: mindful webworker and the historic aberrations at June 09, 2016 01:16 AM (LtSaI)

314 Thanks for the additional Ellwood info, cooth.


Have to check this book I'm reading to see which I-boat was sunk. Wiki article says I-17 returned safely to Japan - it also has a more detailed version of what I'd heard long ago, that the skipper had some personal grudge against the place.


There's a statement in that article that the attack played some role in the executive order on Japanese and Japanese-American internment (note those two elements). That sounds doubtful to me - at least it is doubtful that there would be any formal, recorded evidence of such.


There was a very little known but pretty dramatic incident in Hawaii (Ni'hau incident) immediately after Pearl Harbor that would be easy to believe played some part in the internment decision. A very different situation.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 09, 2016 01:16 AM (QDnY+)

315 From a WaPo report:

The Obama administration believes that about 12 detainees released from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have launched attacks against U.S. or allied forces in Afghanistan, killing about a half-dozen Americans, according to current and former U.S. officials.

*refusing to type what I'm thinking, since I'd just have to delete it*

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 09, 2016 01:16 AM (gyKtp)

316 Cannot recommend Silver Falls highly enough -- it continually has you asking, "is this even real???" -- http://www.oregonhikers.org/field_guide/Trail_of_Ten_Falls_Loop_Hike

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 01:16 AM (EzgxV)

317 #112

I was reading article today about Jacobs Engineering moving its corporate HQ from Pasadena, CA, where it has been for fifty years, to Texas. This means a bunch of six and seven digit incomes will be leaving CA for a state that doesn't have personal income tax. After noting a number of other big name companies among the hundreds leaving in recent years, the article went on to say that the state of CA had added many more jobs in the last year than TX.

What they didn't say was how many of them were on specific movie productions with many having a lifespan measured in months at best. If you only counted presumed to last at least year or more, the numbers look a bit different.

Posted by: Epobirs at June 09, 2016 01:16 AM (IdCqF)

318 Ha. I've been on the porch with the organically enhanced shine and lost track of time.

The 3teens..... Hordes been busy.

Evenin.....

Posted by: Hillbillyking at June 09, 2016 01:17 AM (d1VVH)

319 What they didn't say was how many of them were on
specific movie productions with many having a lifespan measured in
months at best. If you only counted presumed to last at least year or
more, the numbers look a bit different.


Posted by: Epobirs at June 09, 2016 01:16 AM (IdCqF)


That's a thing that the numbers always mask. They count temporary and contract work the same as full, permanent employment. The government has often used this to fudge its own numbers.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 09, 2016 01:18 AM (J+mig)

320 Well the Ni'hau Island incident would scare anyone. A6M2 pilot crashes on the island that is populated by Nisei and a few haoles.

One of the Nisei aided the pilot in his attempt to take over the island. That resonated more in the minds of rattled American military commanders than the Nisei who resisted the attempt.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 01:20 AM (fc/KF)

321 #310

Bujold dropped hints about Aral's relationships being a problem when he met Cordelia. I recall it being talked about euphemistically very early on.

Posted by: Epobirs at June 09, 2016 01:20 AM (IdCqF)

322 GnuBreed, this unspeakable incompetence began before the affirmative action non-entity and his band of fifth-rate lightweight freaks took over. But I'm sure there have been far more, and far more egregious, releases since 2009.


Posted by: rhomboid at June 09, 2016 01:21 AM (QDnY+)

323 More Silver Falls -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4HM7JDUrAA

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 01:21 AM (EzgxV)

324 Well I'm going to crash....

if an honest account is ever attempted on a popular culture scale with regards to Eugenics the left will of course have to flip the roles of the heroes and villains.

They will pretend it was a right-wing idea when in fact it was the progressive all-stars who killed people because "because."

The right fought the bastards tooth and nail in the 19-teens, twenties, and thirties and were largely responsible for starting to hammer the nails in the coffin in the wake of ww2 into the 60s.

I think a LOT of white supremacists with socialist notions hid in the Eugenics movement as it was not just acceptable on campuses but celebrated.

I hate people who judge other human beings' right to life on a metric stick that always suspiciously looks just like themselves.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 01:21 AM (g8Hfr)

325 AOP - was that attack in early '42? If so it would line up with the Santa Barbara thing.


But there were other west coast I-boat missions, later (including one on Oregon - where's Christopher Taylor?).


AOP - that above-cited "carbon tax" insanity from that building in Edmonton - is that among the first fruits of the seizure of your province's reins by the commies? It is stunning to think of Alberta - energy giant and (I think) historically more politically akin to Oklahoma than Massachusetts - run by leftist slime.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 09, 2016 12:54 AM (QDnY+)


From Wiki: On June 20, 1942, the I-26, under the command of Yokota Minoru,[3] fired 25-30 rounds of 5.5" shells at the Estevan Point lighthouse but failed to hit its target and the lighthouse remained undamaged.[4] Though no casualties were reported, the subsequent decision to turn off the lights of outer stations was disastrous for shipping activity.[5]


Carbon tax isn't the first dumb thing advanced by the New Depression Party. I'm holding out hope for SMOD to hit the Big Onion.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 09, 2016 01:24 AM (GSdpU)

326 319 Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 09, 2016 01:18 AM (J+mig)

The last President to honestly report economic numbers period in the build-up to an election was GHW Bush....

I had a lot of reservations about his policy choices but he was an honest man.

Beijing Billy got to run against a largely imaginary "bad economy" because of Bush's integrity in reporting on a recession and Beijing Bill tried to foist *his* downturn on to Chimpy....

the wheel turns.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 01:24 AM (g8Hfr)

327 Anna, exactly. It was shocking to everyone, including the natives and the haoles, and was exactly the sort of worst-case scenario (nearly implausible) that would make internment (or some kind of radical measure) pretty rational.


I wonder if the full, true story of how the executive order came about and was motivated has ever/could ever come out (my fault for not researching the answer to that question yet).


In whatever this place is that's located where the US used to be, the comprehensive mental incapacity connected to anything that can inaccurately be crammed into a "racist!" template would make the truth about the executive order very hard to find, if it hadn't already been documented before the passing of America.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 09, 2016 01:25 AM (QDnY+)

328 Ace is on a roll lately. XL H/T to him.

Edifying commentary while ethanolly influenced.

vivere singulos dies in plenissima El Horde.

Posted by: Hillbillyking at June 09, 2016 01:27 AM (d1VVH)

329 #314

The biggest influence was the one that couldn't be mentioned publicly until the technology of the 80s made it a moot point: the MAGIC decrypts. The message traffic made it clear that the Imperial command was solidly of the belief they had a group of agents in place to conduct sabotage operations. The phrasing didn't suggest this was going to be spontaneous act of loyalty to Japan by immigrants but rather specific agents.

I strongly suspect that several such agents never broke cover and stayed that way right up to their eventual deaths over the decades since.

Posted by: Epobirs at June 09, 2016 01:28 AM (IdCqF)

330 Have I mentioned to everyone, there's a video (made years ago) that accurately predicted what would happen to medical care if Obamacare gets passed?

Here it is...

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

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 09, 2016 01:28 AM (q7T0y)

331 330 Posted by: qdpsteve at June 09, 2016 01:28 AM (q7T0y)

He's a closet conservative I think...

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 01:29 AM (g8Hfr)

332 308
Sven or you should write some underground Japanese manga...

...such as the long-awaited Sewer Urchin spinoff?

Posted by: Anachronda at June 09, 2016 01:30 AM (Oi5b2)

333 You could start here at the Combined Fleet web-site on IJN submarines

http://www.combinedfleet.com/ss.htm

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 01:30 AM (fc/KF)

334 Good point, Epobirs. Dang at one point, back in the early 80s, I think I had every book of significance on the code-breaking story starting with Group Capt. Higgenbotham's original revelations published in 1974. Including "The American Magic", which covered the Japanese target.


And at one point I lived in a building in DC that had been the location of a key, codebreaking-related black-bag operation against the Japanese mission in the 30s.


Posted by: rhomboid at June 09, 2016 01:32 AM (QDnY+)

335 332 Posted by: Anachronda at June 09, 2016 01:30 AM (Oi5b2)

The Further Adventures of Theodore Edward Ted Tedward Kennedy and the Edwardian Magic Dreamcoat of Sewer Gnome Heraldry....


a steampunk drama of a man's carnal love of an olds' 88....

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 01:32 AM (g8Hfr)

336 Got up at 4:30 this morning, the way I used to. Day was breaking, beautiful time of day. Thought about staying up, but decided I'd be wiped out later if I did.

SO, in the interest of trying to re-align myself with the mornings, I'm going to go to bed... not actually early... but at least with earnest intent.

And what Earnest is doing in that tent, I don't want to know. Shooting an elephant in his pajamas, I think...

Good night, Gracies.

---♥---

Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:

Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

Posted by: mindful webworker and the unlikely resolutions at June 09, 2016 01:33 AM (LtSaI)

337 Sven, with Andrew Dice Clay as TETT Kennedy Esq?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 01:34 AM (fc/KF)

338 sven, I think so too. I've noticed Weird Al strictly avoids political stuff.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 09, 2016 01:34 AM (q7T0y)

339 337 Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 01:34 AM (fc/KF)

Classic....or Zombie Sam Kinison

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 01:35 AM (g8Hfr)

340 >>162 Monkey sex lube. Pina colada flavor. Hot.

>Posted by: Will Riker at June 09, 2016 12:08 AM (0mRoj)


Probably one of my three favorite comments ever.

Posted by: garrett at June 09, 2016 01:36 AM (6kxiP)

341 a steampunk drama of a man's carnal love of an olds' 88....

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 01:32 AM (g8Hfr)


I have a '65 Delta 88 here at Peon Acres. I don't love it, nor hate it. I got it to be a potential engine donor for a hot rod. Those 425 cubic inch V8's have some grunt.


And no, I don't think "floating" is in its skill set.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 09, 2016 01:37 AM (GSdpU)

342 The other incredibly mundane yet utterly dispositive factoid regarding internment was that such internment of enemy aliens was, in fact, a well-founded Geneva obligation of belligerent powers.


I think something like 40% of the internees were Japanese or dual citizens - which would ipso facto make their internment nothing more than Geneva compliance (and there are documented cases of internees glad to be away from their homes, where anti-Japanese animus had become a safety issue).


I've long held that the *entire* story - including the very real substantive and treaty issues behind internment, the amazing response of so many internees in volunteering for intel and combat roles, and the subsequent rapid return to pre-internment economic and social status (without govt. "programs" of any sort) - should be an entire semester's material for high school social studies.


It's *all* there, so many key lessons and ideas.


Posted by: rhomboid at June 09, 2016 01:38 AM (QDnY+)

343 341 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 09, 2016 01:37 AM (GSdpU)

Ted and Robert Wagner are gonna be in the same wing of hell....

so there's that one used a boat to show wood don't float, and the other drove a car into a moat.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 01:40 AM (g8Hfr)

344 Rhomboid, you should read up on when the US and Japan exchanged their diplomatic staffs in mid-'42. Another Geneva thing. The Japanese were transported on a Swedish ship while the Americans were ferried on two Japanese maru transports.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 01:45 AM (fc/KF)

345 Goodnight all, thanks for the great chat tonight.

We're over the hump!...

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 09, 2016 01:45 AM (q7T0y)

346 *waves to Anna and bebe*

So,

What happened last night? I really don't enjoy going thru previous ONT threads when I can get the Cliff Notes edition here.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 09, 2016 01:49 AM (rlfds)

347 *waves to SMFH*

Not sure of everything that happened. After putting my foot in mouth with failed humor I decided to retire early and write. Did things go off the rails?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 01:52 AM (fc/KF)

348 Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 09, 2016 01:49 AM (rlfds)


Chemjeff bailed....too weak to call a flounce.

Posted by: BignJames at June 09, 2016 01:52 AM (HtUkt)

349 Where is the damn ISIS kill list at? I want to be on it.

Posted by: bestie21 at June 09, 2016 01:54 AM (HUeC4)

350 346 *waves to Anna and bebe*

So,

What happened last night? I really don't enjoy going thru previous ONT threads when I can get the Cliff Notes edition here.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 09, 2016 01:49 AM (rlfds)




Slapweasel and L, elle have some history regarding late-night phone calls.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 01:54 AM (EzgxV)

351 ChemJeff needs to learn that when you have as broad a band of minds as the horde represents all calling you a troll engaged in disingenuous rhetorical dodges perhaps the issue is YOU and not several dozen people.

I like Jeff, I often agree with his insight and until recently ALWAYS respected his intellect.

On matters Chemical I still do, on matters ethical and legal....

well he has a nice truck...a lot like that diesel F-250 of justice.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 01:55 AM (g8Hfr)

352 Publius. My father went through a series of ECT treatments over a period of six months. It was something short of miraculous. He was suffering from a pretty sudden onset of psychotic depression. They tried medications which were ineffective. The results were slow to show, but he had a complete recovery. There was some memory loss, especially of events that occurred during his treatment period, but this was minor? ECT has been used really successfully of late, particularly with people who are unable to take medications (such as my dad, or pregnant women). It is very safe, done with an anesthesiologist and is not traumatic. Hope this helps, and I pray it is helpful to your mom.

Posted by: Andrea at June 09, 2016 01:55 AM (cuwqC)

353 Anna, thanks for the tip, as ever! Now if you could advise as to how I can engineer a 30-hour day, in which reading/web work constitutes 24 hours, and no sleep is required, I think I can make some headway .....

Posted by: rhomboid at June 09, 2016 01:55 AM (QDnY+)

354 Posted by: rhomboid at June 09, 2016 01:55 AM (QDnY+)
***
It's called modafinil, and it is amazing.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 09, 2016 01:57 AM (lutOX)

355 Guess so, don't know the particulars.

I pretty much figured since the day (night) ended with a -y, just the typical ONT.

*shrugs*

I'm doing an adaptation of "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" with an islamic flair, in honor of Ramadan...

Will prolly piss the teacher off, but oh well...

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 09, 2016 01:58 AM (rlfds)

356 Slapweasel and L, elle have some history regarding late-night phone calls.
Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 01:54 AM (EzgxV)

---

'Nuff said...lol.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 09, 2016 02:00 AM (rlfds)

357 355 Guess so, don't know the particulars.

I pretty much figured since the day (night) ended with a -y, just the typical ONT.

*shrugs*

I'm doing an adaptation of "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" with an islamic flair, in honor of Ramadan...

Will prolly piss the teacher off, but oh well...

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 09, 2016 01:58 AM (rlfds)



"Islamic flair"??? One gets ass-raped by a guy named "Mohammed"???

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 02:00 AM (EzgxV)

358 Nah palp - I rarely even take advil for hockey bruises and soreness. Big believer in not ingesting drugs of any sort (anti-histamines, at night, for bad colds - oh yeah, by the handful, but that's the only exception that comes to mind).


Naturally I indulge lustily in the non-pharma drugs of caffeine in the morning and alcohol some evenings.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 09, 2016 02:00 AM (QDnY+)

359 >>>I'm doing an adaptation of "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" with an islamic flair, in honor of Ramadan...



Will prolly piss the teacher off, but oh well...

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 09, 2016 01:58 AM (rlfds)<<<

No porn!!!

Posted by: the teacher at June 09, 2016 02:01 AM (H9MG5)

360 Thanks, Andrea. And everyone. Yes, I'm intellectually digesting just as about as much I can stuff into my head. Emotionally, I feel as though, since I'm the one that got her in this system, I've turned my own mother over to torture masters. Might as well have dropped her on her head a few times and see if that knocked her back to normal, etc. Or tried leeches, maybe. Or had a witch doctor shake a rattle.

It's a bumpy ride, so I've fastened my seat belt.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 09, 2016 02:01 AM (DW+jj)

361 Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 01:54 AM (EzgxV)


I would be just fine moving last night's ONT to the "Let us never speak of this again" box.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 09, 2016 02:01 AM (J+mig)

362 Rhomboid that is the trick ain't it?

SMFH, Islamic flare? So is Mo's goat cooked?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 02:02 AM (fc/KF)

363 I'm just doing my part in celebrating islam...

*innocent look*

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 09, 2016 02:03 AM (rlfds)

364 Uncle Pap knows the wonders of Pro-v....

Shine enhanced Mod sessions will reshape a world.

Where did nutropics get introduced?

Posted by: Hillbillyking at June 09, 2016 02:03 AM (d1VVH)

365 This can't be good...

http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-bearish-george-soros-is-trading-again-1465429163

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 09, 2016 02:06 AM (rlfds)

366 Posted by: rhomboid at June 09, 2016 02:00 AM (QDnY+)
***
I take it for an off-label purpose - it appears that this drug not only fights the fatigue and sleep-disturbances of PD, but also serves as a mild anti-depressant with nootropic effects.

Only bad side-effects - your piss stinks like you've been eating asparagus all three meals, and large portions, at that, and it makes me clench my jaw.

Oh, and dry-mouth.....

Armed forces use it as the new go-ill - a safe and effective replacement for the amphetamines they used to give out.

Remember when the stealth bombers were whacking stuff in afghanistan and iraq? Well, those planes are based out of the US, and can only really be maintained and serviced here. So, these subsonic beasts, with small crews, would leave CONUS and transit to targets in theatre, and then return to base.

Modafinil - 200mg, every 8 to 12 hours. NATO tests showed it could be used for up to 72 hours of wakefulness with almost no degradation of mental functioning.

(But, yeah, it can and will play Hell with you until you get the dosing right - went almost four days without sleeping when I started using it.)

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 09, 2016 02:06 AM (lutOX)

367 365
This can't be good...



http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-bearish-george-soros-is-trading-again-1465429163

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 09, 2016 02:06 AM (rlfds)


That old devil's always making his money on someone else's misery. If he's betting against someone, odds are that they're about to get fucked, and he had a hand in the enfuckening.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 09, 2016 02:06 AM (J+mig)

368 367 Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 09, 2016 02:06 AM (J+mig)

He's trying to fuck China and the EU this time....

Hell the asshole probably wants to burn down EUtopia for daring to want borders.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 02:08 AM (g8Hfr)

369 >>>I'm just doing my part in celebrating islam...

*innocent look*
Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 09, 2016 02:03 AM (rlfds)<<<



At least it's not the Three Little Pigs.

Posted by: some mohammedan at June 09, 2016 02:08 AM (H9MG5)

370 364 Uncle Pap knows the wonders of Pro-v....

Shine enhanced Mod sessions will reshape a world.

Where did nutropics get introduced?
Posted by: Hillbillyking at June 09, 2016 02:03 AM (d1VVH)
***
Heh...yeah, drinking and doing moda....makes me a maniac, anyway. A sociable, charming, tireless maniac.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 09, 2016 02:08 AM (lutOX)

371
361 Wellsome call it the "moron lifestyle" but this thing of people getting drunk and/or high and just being assholes ends up over and over again in episodes like last night.
Neither rare or surprising

Posted by: MAx at June 09, 2016 02:09 AM (0uuiT)

372 Someone else got that story.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 09, 2016 02:09 AM (rlfds)

373 One of these days, a less savory country will get really annoyed with Soros and send their special operations troops on a 'training' mission.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 02:09 AM (fc/KF)

374 Oh epic....

I did not realize things got so freaky in last night's ONT after I went coma....

man miss a minute miss a meltdown.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 02:10 AM (g8Hfr)

375 I only saw the brief ambiguous farewell comment from CJ, and the discussions thereof.


Earlier in the day there must have been something. I - for the first time ever after reading his comments on immigration for months in increasing amazement - actually did say something, in one of the day threads. I doubt I was the major problem, as I departed and didn't participate again til the ONT, by which time things apparently had already transpired.


Don't like to talk about other commenters, period, and certainly not while they're absent (some obsolete element of manners or class I'm sure I'll out-grow). But eventually a relentless pursuit of implausible conclusions utilizing hordes of straw-men and goal posts whose location can only be guessed at probabilistically (how appropriate) wears thin.


And there was one discussion I quickly skimmed a while back (and I might therefore have it wrong) where it seemed he was arguing that those who actually understood the practical and broader problems of mass illegal migration had some kind of unconscious race problem. Which was sort of a game-over moment.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 09, 2016 02:11 AM (QDnY+)

376 373 Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 02:09 AM (fc/KF)

If the US were 1/16th as evil as $oro$ fantasizes about we would have thrown his ass down a volcano years ago.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 02:11 AM (g8Hfr)

377 Soros is about as close to a real life James Bond villain as you'll get. Hell, he almost makes me buy the Reptilian alien horseshit. You can see just stripping him of a skin suit and seeing something slimy and snakelike, something with vertical slit eyes, cold blooded, and a taste for human flesh underneath.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 09, 2016 02:11 AM (DW+jj)

378 352 Publius. My father went through a series of ECT treatments over a period of six months. It was something short of miraculous. He was suffering from a pretty sudden onset of psychotic depression. They tried medications which were ineffective. The results were slow to show, but he had a complete recovery. There was some memory loss, especially of events that occurred during his treatment period, but this was minor? ECT has been used really successfully of late, particularly with people who are unable to take medications (such as my dad, or pregnant women). It is very safe, done with an anesthesiologist and is not traumatic. Hope this helps, and I pray it is helpful to your mom.

Posted by: Andrea at June 09, 2016 01:55 AM (cuwqC)




For those of us of a certain age, ECT is perfectly analogous to something we observed with vinyl records. Every so often, someone would sneeze on a record, or it'd get a chunk of debris on it, and the record would develop a "skip" -- it would start to endlessly repeat a certain groove over-and-over. If you left it playing this way, the groove would get deeper and deeper until it finally cut the record apart at that groove.



What you could do when this happened was nudge the record-player as it was playing the track so that the needle would jump into the next groove and the lp would continue to play normally. This was not the "real" cure for the problem -- which was to microscopically examine the groove and remove the debris -- but it could salvage the record so that you could continue to play it. It could also end up creating a new groove that bypassed the contamination -- maybe going past the second half of the first verse and never playing it.




ECT is like bumping your record player. It's not recommended in normal situations, it's not good for the player or the record, it's not the "real fix", and it is traumatic.....but it gets the record playing again before the groove scratches through the record. When someone's not eating, you don't have a whole lot of time.




IMHO, it's a dangerous, scary, horrible, damaging thing.....that's frequently much better than its alternatives -- and waiting is often among the worst of the options.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 02:11 AM (EzgxV)

379 Well, bed time for peons. Can't keep my eyelids open any longer. Be well, horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 09, 2016 02:12 AM (GSdpU)

380 Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 02:09 AM (fc/KF)
Heh....

Tea, with just a dash of polonium, for flavor.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 09, 2016 02:12 AM (lutOX)

381 From your lips, Anna...

The thought of him getting thrown off the highest building in Iran or Saudi Arabia, hell, Mosul, Iraq, makes me giggle.

And then a massive earthquake (talking to you, SMOD) turns the Middle East into a giant sea.

Good luck attending Hajj now, motherfuckers.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain... at June 09, 2016 02:13 AM (rlfds)

382 361 Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 01:54 AM (EzgxV)


I would be just fine moving last night's ONT to the "Let us never speak of this again" box.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 09, 2016 02:01 AM (J+mig)



Whut?

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 02:13 AM (EzgxV)

383 375 Posted by: rhomboid at June 09, 2016 02:11 AM (QDnY+)

I am not slagging CJ, I do note that he is if not the provative at least the probative example of Ace's theory on "I HAVE TO SOCIALIZE WITH THESE PEOPLE NOT YOU MUTANTS" GOP type....

He was more polite than a PuffHo reporter or social commentator but under the hood he reaches for the exact same rhetoric.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 02:13 AM (g8Hfr)

384 Weird that MN is listed as Norway in your GDP parity map. No oil here. More people, even more Somalis, no clue on the clitoris/female ratio comparison.
Germans-Swedes and then others in the original settlement data in MN.
Now?
Anyone who loves death the way we love life gets in, full bennies.

Posted by: NOT the German singer Heino at June 09, 2016 02:13 AM (U0oTh)

385 http://tinyurl.com/zgdzwr7

Carrie Fisher wrote about her experiences with ECT in two books. LA Times review link above.

Posted by: Epobirs at June 09, 2016 02:13 AM (IdCqF)

386 The reason none of the bad acting countries have offed Soros is simple. The billionaire whore is still useful in sticking it to their enemies. But like Doc Brown giving those Libyans junk instead of the nuke, one day Soros will have screwed them one time too many. And who knows his kids might even put his picture on milk cartons while suddenly being very discreet and polite.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 02:15 AM (fc/KF)

387 373
One of these days, a less savory country will get really annoyed with
Soros and send their special operations troops on a 'training' mission.


Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 02:09 AM (fc/KF)


Russia has already banned him from ever entering the country again, and all of his operations. He should be happy that they let him off so lightly, because everyone knows what Putin does to people he considers seriously troublesome.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 09, 2016 02:15 AM (J+mig)

388 371
361 Wellsome call it the "moron lifestyle" but this thing of people getting drunk and/or high and just being assholes ends up over and over again in episodes like last night.
Neither rare or surprising

Posted by: MAx at June 09, 2016 02:09 AM (0uuiT)



I hold both of the people involved very dear and regard neither as "drunk and/or high and just being assholes". You may wish to reconsider your remarks.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 02:16 AM (EzgxV)

389 373 One of these days, a less savory country will get really annoyed with Soros and send their special operations troops on a 'training' mission.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 02:09 AM (fc/KF)



Why can't it be a more savory country?

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 02:17 AM (EzgxV)

390 >>>Why can't it be a more savory country?

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 02:17 AM (EzgxV)<<<
Like us?

Posted by: Chile or Turkey at June 09, 2016 02:18 AM (H9MG5)

391 Passions run high, we are a recurring set of AIs....

I hope CJ finds the peace I did with my four month self-imposed exile.

I hope the elle/slap wars get settled....

I hope Yector's wife gets her ding a ling spatchcocked.

I hope, and as I age I hope I still hope.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 02:18 AM (g8Hfr)

392 376 373 Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 02:09 AM (fc/KF)

If the US were 1/16th as evil as $oro$ fantasizes about we would have thrown his ass down a volcano years ago.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 02:11 AM (g8Hfr)



Or, if we weren't fundamentally a decadent, silly people. Practical peeps would have had him "trip at the top of a stairwell" back when he was trashing the Bank of England -- ably assisted by a "double-0" type.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 02:19 AM (EzgxV)

393 387 Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 09, 2016 02:15 AM (J+mig)

If Russia would pass a bill of rights I'd probably retire to Siberia....

Russia will be identifiable as Russia in 200 years.

We will not be America in 25-50.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 02:19 AM (g8Hfr)

394 You could make a list with ex-Judenrat Soros at the top.
Somewhere down the list would be all the SoS in the 50 states his Secretary of State Project put in office.
How large is the list, actually?
The GOP would never even consider a list, since all points of view are acceptable in Whowearica.

Posted by: NOT the German singer Heino at June 09, 2016 02:20 AM (U0oTh)

395 Whut?

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 02:13 AM (EzgxV)


That particular issue was a trainwreck and a half. I'd be perfectly happy to not revisit it.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 09, 2016 02:20 AM (J+mig)

396 SJW/GOPica

Posted by: NOT the German singer Heino at June 09, 2016 02:21 AM (U0oTh)

397 Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 09, 2016 02:15 AM (J+mig)
***
Say what you will about Russia under Putin, but it's a country that knows how to protect its interests.

They've lived under rats long enough to know one when they see one.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 09, 2016 02:21 AM (lutOX)

398 Disclaimer: I imply no judgement whatsotall on use of clever pharmaceuticals by others. In normal, "peace-time" situations, I just avoid taking anything (and I'm lucky so far in not having any chronic conditions/etc., if I did I'm sure I'd be addressing them).


And palp yes that's interesting about the stimulants for combatants. The Germans in WWII I believe pioneered use of modern pharmaceuticals for this (appropriately enough, as they had the most advanced pharma industry at the time).


Of course use of drugs of various kinds has been commonplace with warriors forever, it's not just well known. Though more the "liquid courage" kind, than the "stay awake" kind. I believe a good portion of our esteemed enemies since 9/11 have been under the influence while on their futile missions.


SFMH, what's it like these days (meaning your days, in Iraq)? Stimulants besides coffee or chew part of the (official, approved) program?


Posted by: rhomboid at June 09, 2016 02:22 AM (QDnY+)

399 Wellsome call it the "moron lifestyle" but this thing of people getting drunk and/or high and just being assholes ends up over and over again in episodes like last night.
Neither rare or surprising
Posted by: MAx at June 09, 2016 02:09 AM (0uuiT)


The purpose of blessed alcohol is to sooth the the blood, not rile it up.

Posted by: The Ethanolicious Hat at June 09, 2016 02:22 AM (vBeA5)

400 If Russia would pass a bill of rights I'd probably retire to Siberia....



Russia will be identifiable as Russia in 200 years.



We will not be America in 25-50.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 02:19 AM (g8Hfr)


I'd prefer if they not only pass, but also embrace it. Russia has never really grasped the idea of the Rule of Law, as evidenced by the fact that they've pretty much always been run by Strong Man governments.


Even in spite of that, if our nations remain on the trajectories they are on, Russia will be a better place to live within my lifetime. This fills me with a profound sadness.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 09, 2016 02:23 AM (J+mig)

401 Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 02:19 AM (EzgxV)
***
as when Lord Blackadder ran for Parliament and became the only candidate after his only opponent 'accidentally brutally stabbed himself in the back while shaving.'

Mokhri c'delyat, the Russkis call it - 'wet-work.'

And now I flash back to Chamber's 'Witness,' where he's talking with his Soviet handler, who talked about one fellow, saying 'that is an account that will be settled,' in a very casual sort of way, and then going on to say that any idiot can commit murder, but that it takes a real artist to cause a good, natural death.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 09, 2016 02:25 AM (lutOX)

402 >>>The purpose of blessed alcohol is to sooth the the blood, not rile it up.

Posted by: The Ethanolicious Hat at June 09, 2016 02:22 AM (vBeA5)<<<


God made beer because he loves us and wants us to be happy.

So be fucking happy you stupid fucking assholes!!!

Posted by: zombie Ben Franklin at June 09, 2016 02:25 AM (H9MG5)

403 400 Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 09, 2016 02:23 AM (J+mig)

Russia is much better about rule of law and the inherent rights of man these last 20 years than the prior 200.

They acknowledge a right to self-defense, they pay theoretical respect to freedom of conscience now.

Yes you can point out "don't cross the boss" and be valid BUT Putin kills dozens not millions...he is if nothing else far more efficient in his judicious use of extra-judicial measures than FDR's buddy "Joe."

I dunno, there are Siberians who never knew the Tsar had abdicated all the way past the Soviet Union falling.....

I think I envy them.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 02:26 AM (g8Hfr)

404 At night the stray dogs invaded the city. Hundreds and hundreds of dogs who taking advantage of the people's fear poured through the deserted streets, the empty squares, the abandoned alleys, and where they came from nobody knew because during the day they never appeared. Perhaps during the day they hid in the rubble, inside the cellars of the shattered houses, in the sewers among the rats, or perhaps they did not exist because they weren't dogs but ghosts of dogs who materialized with the darkness to imitate the men who killed them. Like men they divided into bands consumed by hate, like men they only wanted to tear each other to pieces, and the monotonous rite always took place under the same pretext: the conquest of a sidewalk made precious by food scraps and scum.

pg. 3. Inshallah. Oriana Fallaci. Doubleday. New York. 1992.

Are we becoming like those ghost dogs?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 09, 2016 02:27 AM (fc/KF)

405 Anna,
Bujold established in Barrayar that Aral was bisexual, and since that was really the second half of her first book it seems that she intended this from the beginning.

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at June 09, 2016 02:27 AM (3Mimg)

406 390 >>>Why can't it be a more savory country?

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 02:17 AM (EzgxV)<<<
Like us?

Posted by: Chile or Turkey at June 09, 2016 02:18 AM (H9MG5)



There's a recurrent meme that an affirmative defense to murder in Texas is: "he needed killin'." As far as I'm concerned, the Vatican or Luxemburg could off the slug with uniformed troops on camera.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 02:28 AM (EzgxV)

407
395 Whut?

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 02:13 AM (EzgxV)


That particular issue was a trainwreck and a half. I'd be perfectly happy to not revisit it.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 09, 2016 02:20 AM (J+mig)



What issue? I seem to be having an attack of amnesia.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 02:29 AM (EzgxV)

408 >>>Russia is much better about rule of law and the inherent rights of man these last 20 years than the prior 200.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 02:26 AM (g8Hfr)<<<



Da. Da. We respect right of man. But not right of way. Have you seen all those YouTube videos?

Posted by: horrible Russian drivers at June 09, 2016 02:29 AM (H9MG5)

409 I dunno, there are Siberians who never knew the Tsar had abdicated all the way past the Soviet Union falling.....



I think I envy them.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 02:26 AM (g8Hfr)


That actually sounds workable, as long as the standard of living isn't too terrible. The Tao says that the best Emperor is the one you can forget even exists. A government that distant sounds about right to me.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 09, 2016 02:30 AM (J+mig)

410 Posted by: rhomboid at June 09, 2016 02:22 AM (QDnY+)
***
Pilots and operators get modafinil in their emergency rations.

Now, I've know WWII vets - my grandfather, a US Marine, and a handful of Red Army boys from the GPW - and it was straight-up benzedrine.

Pa said in his leters he could tell it was going to be a rough landing when the rations were heavy on ammo, cigarettes, and bennies.

He told me about how they did it. When you assembled on-deck, you'd take your first dose. After you climbed down into the LC, you took another, and as soon as the front of the craft dropped, you took one more before wading or swimming ashore. He said by the time you hit the beach, you were a berserker.

My Red Army buddies all said that it was only amphetamine psychosis and hoarded vodka rations that made their heroism possible.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 09, 2016 02:30 AM (lutOX)

411 What issue? I seem to be having an attack of amnesia.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 02:29 AM (EzgxV)


What were we talking about again? Oh well, probably wasn't important.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 09, 2016 02:31 AM (J+mig)

412 398 Posted by: rhomboid at June 09, 2016 02:22 AM (QDnY+)

Amphetamine use can be traced to World War One....

the Germans gave out Meth like candy, we had our flyboys hopped up in WW2, Korea, and Vietnam....

and acted like it was "a new troubling thing" in 2002....

I am at a loss about smoking cessation plans for combat zone deployed infantry, and straight edge lifestyle for pilots who are in the air 26 hours at a pop.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 02:31 AM (g8Hfr)

413 403 400 Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 09, 2016 02:23 AM (J+mig)

Russia is much better about rule of law and the inherent rights of man these last 20 years than the prior 200.

They acknowledge a right to self-defense, they pay theoretical respect to freedom of conscience now.

Yes you can point out "don't cross the boss" and be valid BUT Putin kills dozens not millions...he is if nothing else far more efficient in his judicious use of extra-judicial measures than FDR's buddy "Joe."

I dunno, there are Siberians who never knew the Tsar had abdicated all the way past the Soviet Union falling.....

I think I envy them.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 02:26 AM (g8Hfr)



I visited Saint Petersburg about a half-dozen years ago. I respectfully disagree. It's obviously government by nomenklatura.....just like here.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 02:33 AM (EzgxV)

414 413 Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 02:33 AM (EzgxV)

for Russia that is an improvement for us it is a descent into idiocy.

The man in heaven views purgatory as hell, the man in hell views purgatory as heaven.

I'm biased I have only been to Moscow and only in a few short bursts.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 02:34 AM (g8Hfr)

415 I visited Saint Petersburg about a half-dozen years
ago. I respectfully disagree. It's obviously government by
nomenklatura.....just like here.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 02:33 AM (EzgxV)


Your experience dovetails with a lot of what I've heard. However, what I said about trajectories is also true. We're breaknecking towards totalitarianism while Russia is pretty much holding at its current level. There will be a point when we pass them if things don't change.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 09, 2016 02:35 AM (J+mig)

416 Cato: "Russia will be a better place to live within my lifetime"


I don't think so.


But don't take this guess the wrong way - I concur heartily on the US trajectory. It's just that Russia .... uh, spent a lot of time there, and while it's very much better than it's been for most of its modern history ..... these two lines will not cross for some time.


Depending on what we're talking about.


For some, depending on their interests, their attachment to actual American values, their historical literacy, our trajectory is calamitous.


For others, in sectors still allowed to thrive, not much interested or aware of anything beyond their own prosperous lives, things are fine, more or less.


Russia - materially, in civic culture, trust-based/vs. corruption-based - will not be a better place to live, in most senses, for most people, in the foreseeable future.


Just my dva kopyeyek (two kopeks).

Posted by: rhomboid at June 09, 2016 02:35 AM (QDnY+)

417 414 413 Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 02:33 AM (EzgxV)

for Russia that is an improvement for us it is a descent into idiocy.

The man in heaven views purgatory as hell, the man in hell views purgatory as heaven.

I'm biased I have only been to Moscow and only in a few short bursts.

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 02:34 AM (g8Hfr)



I don't think we could have as nice a time if we went there now.....but Saint Petersburg was fascinating, humbling, gleeful, and terrible -- all mixed-up together. I doubt Moscow would have been 1/10th as fun or intriguing.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 02:37 AM (EzgxV)

418 Posted by: rhomboid at June 09, 2016 02:35 AM (QDnY+)

I was talking from the perspective of those of us who are not the New World Order's chosen people. I ain't the fortunate son.

Also, our civic culture is disintegrating and corrupting at such an alarming pace (see also, the success of the Clinton Cartel) that I sincerely doubt the US will retain a significant advantage in that regard for more than another decade or two.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 09, 2016 02:44 AM (J+mig)

419 Ah man,,,it is early

Posted by: Sven10077 at June 09, 2016 02:45 AM (FYqfs)

420 Growing up in LA, there was a traveling exhibition of Scythian treasures that visited LACMA that fascinated me. There were many finely-made works with a certain stylized art-deco-ish feel to them.....that were, of course, well over a thousand years older than art deco. Travelling halfway around the world and visiting the Hermitage, I got to introduce my old friends to the fiancee....



If we had had one more day, it would have been wonderful to go across the river and visit mammoths.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 02:46 AM (EzgxV)

421 I don't care who they cast as Hermione and obviously a talented actress of any race could play the part, and Maybe J.K. Rowling never thought about the race of the character, but she shouldn't call people racists simply because they're so wedded to Emma Watson in the role that they can't see anyone else playing the part. Some may be racists. Some may not be. I read the first two books, and then couldn't care less although I saw the movies. I just didn't find it as engaging or well written as The Chronicles of Narnia

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2016 02:46 AM (rmw+9)

422 418 Posted by: rhomboid at June 09, 2016 02:35 AM (QDnY+)

I was talking from the perspective of those of us who are not the New World Order's chosen people. I ain't the fortunate son.

Also, our civic culture is disintegrating and corrupting at such an alarming pace (see also, the success of the Clinton Cartel) that I sincerely doubt the US will retain a significant advantage in that regard for more than another decade or two.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 09, 2016 02:44 AM (J+mig)




If I'd been watching TV in the weeks before, I might have known there was a Trump rally in San Jose and might actually have attended.....only to get assaulted on my way out.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 02:47 AM (EzgxV)

423 421 I don't care who they cast as Hermione and obviously a talented actress of any race could play the part, and Maybe J.K. Rowling never thought about the race of the character, but she shouldn't call people racists simply because they're so wedded to Emma Watson in the role that they can't see anyone else playing the part. Some may be racists. Some may not be. I read the first two books, and then couldn't care less although I saw the movies. I just didn't find it as engaging or well written as The Chronicles of Narnia

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2016 02:46 AM (rmw+9)



The whole, "I'm going to do something outrageous and then call you racist if you demonstrate outrage" shtick is old. If Hermione had been black from the get-go, nobody would care less....but people have now grown up with her as Emma Watson -- and there's nothing racist about thinking that is fine -- and not-to-be-messed-with.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 02:52 AM (EzgxV)

424 If I'd been watching TV in the weeks before, I might
have known there was a Trump rally in San Jose and might actually have
attended.....only to get assaulted on my way out.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 02:47 AM (EzgxV)


Another thing that underscores the point I'm getting at. Mob violence, and the authorities turn a blind eye if it suits their political agendas. That's still rare here, but not as shocking as it used to be, and getting more common all the time. What I said about trajectories? We're not on a glide path, our noise is pointed straight down and the pilots are increasing the throttle.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 09, 2016 02:52 AM (J+mig)

425 *Nose, even. Stupid fingers.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 09, 2016 02:53 AM (J+mig)

426 @422 very respectfully, the culture was lost with birth control technology. Even the woman unwilling to take the life of her child in her womb might take a dick if she could also take a pill.
In most places, the new Democrat optimum, child-sex, was still just a dream in their strategists's hearts, except in places like 'frisco or Chicago or Hawaii, so limited birth was a plus.
Hence the emphasis on unlimited immigration by the poor and uneducated.

Posted by: NOT the German singer Heino at June 09, 2016 02:55 AM (U0oTh)

427 424 If I'd been watching TV in the weeks before, I might
have known there was a Trump rally in San Jose and might actually have
attended.....only to get assaulted on my way out.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 02:47 AM (EzgxV)


Another thing that underscores the point I'm getting at. Mob violence, and the authorities turn a blind eye if it suits their political agendas. That's still rare here, but not as shocking as it used to be, and getting more common all the time. What I said about trajectories? We're not on a glide path, our noise is pointed straight down and the pilots are increasing the throttle.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 09, 2016 02:52 AM (J+mig)




Going to be solved with a ballot? Not with the ballot I got for Tuesday. My solution is to vote with my feet.....

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 02:56 AM (EzgxV)

428 If we had had one more day, it would have been wonderful to go across the river and visit mammoths.

Welcome to Jurassic Gorky Park ...

Posted by: Adriane the Movie Critic ... at June 09, 2016 02:57 AM (AoK0a)

429 Posted by: qdpsteve at June 09, 2016 12:14 AM (q7T0y)

I try to avoid talking politics with my friends. It never works out well. I once got so mad at a friend, I just left the diner where we were having breakfast which was childish of me. Another one insisted that Planned Parenthood didn't sell baby parts and I yelled and hung up on her.. They accept any drivel the MSM puts out and I can't blame them. Before nine years ago I did the same thing. It is not easy feeling like a Cassandra and while some people can say rather blithely, "I'd just drop those friends" it's not that easy for me. I love them and they are good, generous Christian people. They are just completely uninformed.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2016 03:00 AM (rmw+9)

430 426 @422 very respectfully, the culture was lost with birth control technology. Even the woman unwilling to take the life of her child in her womb might take a dick if she could also take a pill.
In most places, the new Democrat optimum, child-sex, was still just a dream in their strategists's hearts, except in places like 'frisco or Chicago or Hawaii, so limited birth was a plus.
Hence the emphasis on unlimited immigration by the poor and uneducated.

Posted by: NOT the German singer Heino at June 09, 2016 02:55 AM (U0oTh)




Not sure where you're goin' and not liking the implications of some of your word choices. This ain't a StormFront blog.

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

431 Going to be solved with a ballot? Not with the ballot I got for Tuesday. My solution is to vote with my feet.....

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 02:56 AM (EzgxV)


I know the feeling, there's just not a lot of great places to go. Austrailia's socialists drove it to dangling on the edge of the precipice, and they're still not sure which way they're going. New Zealand is embracing the stupid. Switzerland, at least, had the sense to vote down the Guaranteed Minimum Income, but is still way too generous to migrants. Anything in the EU zone is right out. South America and Africa are still basket cases. Japan doesn't really allow much immigration.

Honestly, I'm hoping Texas Secessionism takes off.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 09, 2016 03:01 AM (J+mig)

432 There are places in Russia where you can get away.

"Happy People: A Year in the Taiga" A Herzog documentary.

A rough life but a life where you choose how you will live. Fishing with a .22 has a certain appeal.

Do believe I could make 6 months before ending up as bear turd.




Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at June 09, 2016 03:01 AM (FtrY1)

433 Besides if I dumped friends who are liberals the only "friends"Ii'd have are friends on here and I don't know that the term is applicable although I like people on here. and enjoy what they post.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2016 03:02 AM (rmw+9)

434 I wonder how long it's been since a US Senate race had the candidates of only one major party on the ballot - if ever (talking post-Civil War and reconstruction).


It's pretty stunning.





Posted by: rhomboid at June 09, 2016 03:04 AM (QDnY+)

435
428 If we had had one more day, it would have been wonderful to go across the river and visit mammoths.

Welcome to Jurassic Gorky Park ...

Posted by: Adriane the Movie Critic ... at June 09, 2016 02:57 AM (AoK0a)




IIRC, we did Gorky Park -- that's on the south side of the river.



Incidentally, Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" referred to an exhibition that was held on the north bank -- so, every time we looked across at the buildings there, I heard, "Tah, tah, tah, ta-ta tah, ta-ta tah, ta then down low....."

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 03:05 AM (EzgxV)

436
429 Posted by: qdpsteve at June 09, 2016 12:14 AM (q7T0y)

I try to avoid talking politics with my friends. It never works out well. I once got so mad at a friend, I just left the diner where we were having breakfast which was childish of me. Another one insisted that Planned Parenthood didn't sell baby parts and I yelled and hung up on her.. They accept any drivel the MSM puts out and I can't blame them. Before nine years ago I did the same thing. It is not easy feeling like a Cassandra and while some people can say rather blithely, "I'd just drop those friends" it's not that easy for me. I love them and they are good, generous Christian people. They are just completely uninformed.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2016 03:00 AM (rmw+9)



Sorry, you misspelled "MISINFORMED".

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 03:06 AM (EzgxV)

437 Too many people prefer a pretty lie to an ugly truth.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 09, 2016 03:07 AM (J+mig)

438 The Age of Consent in nearly all of Mexico is 12 years of age, or younger.
In Chicago today life is nearly as cheap as that. Can you say, "27 Hours by Bus"? I think you can.

Posted by: NOT the German singer Heino at June 09, 2016 03:08 AM (U0oTh)

439 429 436

Malinformed.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at June 09, 2016 03:08 AM (FtrY1)

440 Otherinformed.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at June 09, 2016 03:09 AM (FtrY1)

441 RedBulls and Rippits, rhomboid...

Cannot stand the taste of RedBulls now.

Posted by: SMFH while circling the drain at June 09, 2016 03:10 AM (rlfds)

442 Pictures at an Exhibition -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7NAGTq_IJQ

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 03:10 AM (EzgxV)

443 Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 02:52 AM (EzgxV)

I have no idea about the thoughts of people who object to a black woman being cast as Hermione, which is why they could be racist or not. I think it's more likely to be that they just as wedded to the character looking and sounding like Emma Watson. One problem with Rowling is that she has millions and millions of dollars so she wants to be important for something other than her books and feels she should opine on social issues.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2016 03:10 AM (rmw+9)

444 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2016 03:02 AM (rmw+9)

Insomnia?

Welcome to the club...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 09, 2016 03:12 AM (Zu3d9)

445 One problem with Rowling is that she has millions
and millions of dollars so she wants to be important for something other
than her books and feels she should opine on social issues.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2016 03:10 AM (rmw+9)


Pretty much. She feels guilty about having made a lot of money writing children's entertainment, so feels like she has to do Big Important Socially Conscious Things to justify it. Typical Leftist guilt.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 09, 2016 03:12 AM (J+mig)

446 Yes, misinformed is a better word. Thanks,. I don't know if it's my job to try to inform them. They wouldn't believe me anyway. I just have to be glad that I have helped to politically convert my husband. It would be very hard for me to live with someone who was still a Democratic voter.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2016 03:13 AM (rmw+9)

447 Apropos of nothing:
Andrew Breitbart. This is kind of succinct at 30 minutes.
https://youtu.be/OPgT4KEPufs

Posted by: BourbonChicken, Protector of Ancient Memes at June 09, 2016 03:13 AM (VdICR)

448 I wonder how long it's been since a US Senate race had the candidates of only one major party on the ballot - if ever (talking post-Civil War and reconstruction).

It's pretty stunning.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 09, 2016 03:04 AM (QDnY+)


If the California GOP had it's s**t together, they could have had one candidate who made it to the run-off.

The big question is: Will there be any statewide race in 2018 that has a Republican on the ballot in November? Right now, the Gov. race will probably be Dem vs. Dem.

Face it. California is a one party state.

Posted by: The Balloting Hat at June 09, 2016 03:14 AM (vBeA5)

449 After the HP series was over, she "confirmed" that Dumbledore was gay. It might have been Ace who asked, 'Why not confirm it during the series when it mattered?'.

#notimpressed#

Posted by: Adriane the Movie Critic ... at June 09, 2016 03:15 AM (AoK0a)

450 Welcome to the club...
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 09, 2016 03:12 AM (Zu3d9)

Sorry.

I have chronic insomnia, but today the melatonin isn't working and I realize the worst thing for me to do is to flood my brain with light from a computer screen, but here I am. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2016 03:15 AM (rmw+9)

451 I have chronic insomnia, but today the melatonin isn't working and I realize the worst thing for me to do is to flood my brain with light from a computer screen, but here I am. :^)

Put the read text function on & turn the brightness down low ?

Posted by: Adriane the Technology Critic ... at June 09, 2016 03:16 AM (AoK0a)

452 Posted by: Adriane the Technology Critic ... at June 09, 2016 03:16 AM (AoK0a)

Sorry; I have no idea how to do that.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2016 03:18 AM (rmw+9)

453 443 Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 02:52 AM (EzgxV)

I have no idea about the thoughts of people who object to a black woman being cast as Hermione, which is why they could be racist or not. I think it's more likely to be that they just as wedded to the character looking and sounding like Emma Watson. One problem with Rowling is that she has millions and millions of dollars so she wants to be important for something other than her books and feels she should opine on social issues.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2016 03:10 AM (rmw+9)




I have to assume that 95% of racism is ginned-up out of nothing by assholes hoping to use it for political advantage -- because that's how I experience it in everyday life. I've worked in Silicon Valley since the '80s -- when you hire, you need SOMEBODY to do SOMETHING -- you could give less of a shit if that person were white, black, green, purple, bisexual, reptile, or AI from the planet Zegon in the 31st century.




That said, jacking an established character with an established, recognizable avatar is straight-up attention-whoring.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 03:19 AM (EzgxV)

454 447 Apropos of nothing:
Andrew Breitbart. This is kind of succinct at 30 minutes.
https://youtu.be/OPgT4KEPufs

Posted by: BourbonChicken, Protector of Ancient Memes at June 09, 2016 03:13 AM (VdICR)



Is this going to make me cry?

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 03:20 AM (EzgxV)

455 Why do I need to know the sexual orientation of characters unless it's relevant to the plot? Dumbledore had no big romance going on and he wasn't advocating for gay marriage so what difference did it make?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2016 03:21 AM (rmw+9)

456 Rip its! I knew I put a grenade pouch on my vest for a reason!

Misinformed. My dad is a voracious news-watcher, mainstream and PBS. There will be no bridging the world that he knows and the world that is.

Maybe ten years ago I watched a video of Clarence Thomas give a charming and satisfying speech that was an hour long. I really admired his character and it's impossible not to. I played it again on my parents' computer. And then my mom said "Isn't that guy that same awful guy that they tried to confirm for the supreme court?" Dad said no. There's no squaring on one hand a guy accused of being a pervert with on the other a man who after a couple decades still refers to his wife as "my bride".

Posted by: BourbonChicken, Protector of Ancient Memes at June 09, 2016 03:25 AM (VdICR)

457 455 Why do I need to know the sexual orientation of characters unless it's relevant to the plot? Dumbledore had no big romance going on and he wasn't advocating for gay marriage so what difference did it make?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2016 03:21 AM (rmw+9)



He's an exemplar of running a school for children -- so having a homosexual in that position helps paper-over the well-documented association of homosexuals with paedophiles.



And, yes, this could have been disclosed a while ago so it could be discussed and argued while the books and movies were gaining in popularity....but, no, it's an ex-post-facto sucker-punch.




I'm sure it's intentional, but I'm increasingly unwilling to debate the left -- not because I'm not obviously correct, do not have command of the facts, and cannot logically prove my assertions.....but because they ALWAYS pull obnoxious bullshit jackass gambits at the last minute.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 03:28 AM (EzgxV)

458 It won't make you cry, but it will give you cold anger maybe.

The lies are infuriating, but they kind of stolen the minds of my immediate family. If I live for a thousand years I will not forgive nor forget democrat newsmen. They could burn in hell.

Posted by: BourbonChicken, Protector of Ancient Memes at June 09, 2016 03:29 AM (VdICR)

459 My Red Army buddies all said that it was only amphetamine psychosis and hoarded vodka rations that made their heroism possible.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 09, 2016 02:30 AM (lutOX)


Having political commissars summarily shoot recalcitrant soldiers in the back for not attacking also helped with their 'heroism'.

Posted by: RickZ at June 09, 2016 03:31 AM (Q/mcH)

460 What's up?

Posted by: eleven at June 09, 2016 03:32 AM (qUNWi)

461 What's up?

Several of us are but would prefer not to be. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2016 03:34 AM (rmw+9)

462
454 447 Apropos of nothing:
Andrew Breitbart. This is kind of succinct at 30 minutes.
https://youtu.be/OPgT4KEPufs

Posted by: BourbonChicken, Protector of Ancient Memes at June 09, 2016 03:13 AM (VdICR)



Is this going to make me cry?

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 03:20 AM (EzgxV)




I'm still too devastated at our loss of AB to watch random videos.



James O'Keefe makes me proud, however -- and Milo occasionally makes me giddy. He is not dead while his spirit lives on.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 03:34 AM (EzgxV)

463 447
Apropos of nothing:

Andrew Breitbart. This is kind of succinct at 30 minutes.

https://youtu.be/OPgT4KEPufs

Posted by: BourbonChicken, Protector of Ancient Memes at June 09, 2016 03:13 AM (VdICR)


Got lost watching it. That bit where he talks about it like being an ex-smoker, there's a lot of truth in that. When you've lived in their fantasy-world and had it pierced by hard-nosed reality, watching them dupe other people into it just makes you angry.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 09, 2016 03:34 AM (J+mig)

464 OTOH, if Hermione had been established as black but the new play hired a white woman to play her, just imagine the shit storm.

Posted by: Epobirs at June 09, 2016 03:35 AM (IdCqF)

465 And yes, I agree Rowling is probably engaging in sucker punches to appear both relevant and enlightened

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2016 03:35 AM (rmw+9)

466 The 4 Newest Elements On The Periodic Table May Soon Have New Names

This week, IUPAC finally revealed the possible monikers: Nihonium (Nh) for the element 113, Moscovium (Mc) for 115, Tennessine (Ts) for 117 and Oganesson (Og) for 118.

http://huff.to/25NjxrN

Posted by: The Elemental Hat at June 09, 2016 03:35 AM (vBeA5)

467 Several of us are but would prefer not to be. :^)


I was able to sleep til ~2.30 or so.

The usual.

Posted by: eleven at June 09, 2016 03:35 AM (qUNWi)

468 458 It won't make you cry, but it will give you cold anger maybe.

The lies are infuriating, but they kind of stolen the minds of my immediate family. If I live for a thousand years I will not forgive nor forget democrat newsmen. They could burn in hell.

Posted by: BourbonChicken, Protector of Ancient Memes at June 09, 2016 03:29 AM (VdICR)



I'd better give it a pass for now.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 03:35 AM (EzgxV)

469 I wrote something like this years ago in response to the 'racking' the shottie on another forum ...

"In a very quiet room, you might be able to hear the safety coming off on my Benelli -- maybe I should dry lube it."

Same Benelli is still waiting, silently ... for now.

Posted by: Jean at June 09, 2016 03:37 AM (Doh4+)

470 Having political commissars summarily shoot recalcitrant soldiers in the back for not attacking also helped with their 'heroism'.
Posted by: RickZ at June 09, 2016 03:31 AM (Q/mcH)
***
One of my buddies - my old landlord and drinking partner - was a sturmovik.

(Not the plane, but the dudes what wore steel body armor and would charge into a fortified position with PPsh and grenades.)

his first battle, he had no weapon - and his story came back to me when I watched 'Enemy at the Gates' - and, yeah, their officers would shoot them if they stopped advancing.

Anywho, it took him several days to finally procure a weapon, scavenged off a dead Soviet officer. It was a tokarev pistol.

He waited until he and his comrades were all good and tired, and made his way to the officers' quarters, and shot their CO. The noise roused the others, but nothing happened.

Said he thought he'd done a good thing, until the next morning, when there was another evil son of a bitch who took the last guy's place.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 09, 2016 03:38 AM (lutOX)

471 But then, the studio was completely clueless as to why fans took offense at the casting of Keanu Reeves as John Constantine, a character originally derived from the role Gordon 'Sting' Sumner took on in 'Brimstone and Treacle.'

As such, the character was blonde and very British. These aspects should have been non-negotiable during the development stages.

Posted by: Epobirs at June 09, 2016 03:38 AM (IdCqF)

472 Did Milo always have a conservative bent or did he have a political conversion? Anyone know?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2016 03:39 AM (rmw+9)

473 I bet Hermione can do all sorts of interesting things with that wand ...

Posted by: Jean at June 09, 2016 03:39 AM (Doh4+)

474 Hi awake people.

Mood music:
http://youtu.be/JoZLdivjgjE

How are you this fine morning?

Posted by: L, Elle at June 09, 2016 03:41 AM (UNMPM)

475 Anatoly Davidovitch fought all the way from Leningrad to Berlin.

He saw murder, waste, cannibalism, atrocities beyond imagining.

Hero of the Soviet Union. Order of Lenin, the whole nine yards.

After the war, he did a five-year hitch in gulag for being a Zionist

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 09, 2016 03:43 AM (lutOX)

476 How are you this fine morning?

I'm tired; I'm trying to decide if I should just stay up for two hours until I actually am supposed to get up or go back to sleep.

How are you?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2016 03:43 AM (rmw+9)

477 I'm tired; I'm trying to decide if I should just stay up for two hours until I actually am supposed to get up or go back to sleep.

Lay down w/warm compress on the eyes and rest your body & mind for 2 hours. Not sleep, but helpful. Time for a slow rosary. Listen to a very low volume recitation of a poem or favorite music. Weird Al's polka favorites not recommended for this exercise ...

Posted by: Adriane the Technology Critic ... at June 09, 2016 03:46 AM (AoK0a)

478 469 I wrote something like this years ago in response to the 'racking' the shottie on another forum ...

"In a very quiet room, you might be able to hear the safety coming off on my Benelli -- maybe I should dry lube it."

Same Benelli is still waiting, silently ... for now.

Posted by: Jean at June 09, 2016 03:37 AM (Doh4+)



The most important defence is "Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet." I give little away by noting that I don't typically stash firearms in my kitchen -- but my kitchen would be a very disadvantageous place to attack me....


Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 03:47 AM (EzgxV)

479 stay up

Posted by: L, Elle at June 09, 2016 03:48 AM (UNMPM)

480 Thanks for the suggestions. I have never been able to say the rosary very often although I can do the Divine Mercy Chaplet.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2016 03:48 AM (rmw+9)

481 Romeo. Totally gay. Was really in love with Mercutio and not Juliet. Actually killed himself because he was heartbroken over M's death, and that he had to hide his love.

And if you don't like this change after all these years you are all awful bigots, and terrible, terrible people. For shame.

Posted by: zombie William Shakespeare at June 09, 2016 03:50 AM (H9MG5)

482 but my kitchen would be a very disadvantageous place to attack me....

That's where the inter dimensional portal to hell is, isn't it? Probably disguised as an ordinary Maytag appliance ...

Posted by: Adriane the Technology Critic ... at June 09, 2016 03:50 AM (AoK0a)

483 Yeah?
I used to do the divine mercy chaplet.

Posted by: L, Elle at June 09, 2016 03:51 AM (UNMPM)

484 Posted by: zombie William Shakespeare at June 09, 2016 03:50 AM (H9MG5)

I know someone who insists this is obvious.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2016 03:51 AM (rmw+9)

485 474 Hi awake people.

Mood music:
http://youtu.be/JoZLdivjgjE

How are you this fine morning?

Posted by: L, Elle at June 09, 2016 03:41 AM (UNMPM)



Howdy, howdy!!!!



Just out of curiousity, when do you start roughing-out the pet thread? With your backlog of pet pics, I'd think you could get 80% of it done by tomorrow.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 03:53 AM (EzgxV)

486 Posted by: L, Elle at June 09, 2016 03:51 AM (UNMPM)

It's easier to remember than the Rosary and I enjoyed Saint Faustina's diary too; I've read it several times. And if only in this I am similar to St Therese of Lisieux who found it hard to say the rosary as well.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2016 03:53 AM (rmw+9)

487 >>>This week, IUPAC finally revealed the possible
monikers: Nihonium (Nh) for the element 113, Moscovium (Mc) for 115,
Tennessine (Ts) for 117 and Oganesson (Og) for 118.
Posted by: The Elemental Hat at June 09, 2016 03:35 AM (vBeA5)<<<



We want to call one Elementy McElementface!

Posted by: internet voters at June 09, 2016 03:53 AM (H9MG5)

488 482 but my kitchen would be a very disadvantageous place to attack me....

That's where the inter dimensional portal to hell is, isn't it? Probably disguised as an ordinary Maytag appliance ...

Posted by: Adriane the Technology Critic ... at June 09, 2016 03:50 AM (AoK0a)



Could be the new LG dishwasher....that sings a song when it starts and ends a cycle.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 03:55 AM (EzgxV)

489 487 >>>This week, IUPAC finally revealed the possible
monikers: Nihonium (Nh) for the element 113, Moscovium (Mc) for 115,
Tennessine (Ts) for 117 and Oganesson (Og) for 118.
Posted by: The Elemental Hat at June 09, 2016 03:35 AM (vBeA5)<<<



We want to call one Elementy McElementface!

Posted by: internet voters at June 09, 2016 03:53 AM (H9MG5)



What happened to Maetonium?

Posted by: AoSHQ voters at June 09, 2016 03:56 AM (EzgxV)

490 >>>I know someone who insists this is obvious.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2016 03:51 AM (rmw+9)<<<

**thinks of all the fanfics that might be out there for my many works**
**shudders violently**

Posted by: zombie William Shakespeare at June 09, 2016 03:57 AM (H9MG5)

491 I was thinking a tentacle out of the garbage disposal.

Posted by: Jean at June 09, 2016 03:57 AM (Doh4+)

492 >>>> Just out of curiousity, when do you start roughing-out the pet thread? With your backlog of pet pics, I'd think you could get 80% of it done by tomorrow.
Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 03:53 AM (EzgxV)
----
Ha. I don't do any actual work on that. I am basically MisHums secretary. I just organize the email and try to stay on the thread when he is away on weekends. He puts up with me bc he is such a nice guy. It's his post. He is just being generous including me.

To answer your question, he likes to get it done early. Before Wednesday every week

Posted by: L, Elle at June 09, 2016 04:01 AM (UNMPM)

493 >>>Could be the new LG dishwasher....that sings a song when it starts and ends a cycle.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 03:55 AM (EzgxV)<<<

There are no dishes. Only Zuul.

Posted by: the dishwasher at June 09, 2016 04:02 AM (H9MG5)

494 Could be the new LG dishwasher....that sings a song when it starts and ends a cycle.


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

Posted by: Adriane the Technology Critic ... at June 09, 2016 04:02 AM (AoK0a)

495 The most important defence is "Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet." I give little away by noting that I don't typically stash firearms in my kitchen -- but my kitchen would be a very disadvantageous place to attack me....

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 03:47 AM (EzgxV)


Don't bring a knife to a cast iron fight...

Posted by: The Iron Hat at June 09, 2016 04:03 AM (vBeA5)

496 This is one of the stags -- you should be readily able to find a better picture -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filelacca_cervo, _da_regione_di_krasnodar,_kostromskaja ,_oro_fuso_e_cesellato ,_inizio_VI_sec_ac..JPG ....roughly seventh century BC.



And here's a little example when things weren't as stylized -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Scythian_comb.jpg



Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 04:10 AM (EzgxV)

497 Posted by: The Iron Hat at June 09, 2016 04:03 AM (vBeA5)
***
Knife-blocks.....

Since meeting my angel, I've learned the folly of those things.

Her parents' kitchen has one knife, and one knife only. Looks sorta like a cleaver, and they keep it razor-sharp, and use it for everything from cutting joints of chicken to dicing cilantro.

It was a great sign and a good portent when her father - the Colonel - allowed me to sharpen the thing, and expressed approval at the job I'd done.

Open their 'silverware' drawer, and it's all chopsticks and soup spoons, and they seem to do pretty well with it.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 09, 2016 04:13 AM (lutOX)

498 Night all.

Here is "Homage" by Causa Sui:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ah-mEf06qDI

Posted by: The Political Hat at June 09, 2016 04:14 AM (vBeA5)

499 492 >>>> Just out of curiousity, when do you start roughing-out the pet thread? With your backlog of pet pics, I'd think you could get 80% of it done by tomorrow.
Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 03:53 AM (EzgxV)
----
Ha. I don't do any actual work on that. I am basically MisHums secretary. I just organize the email and try to stay on the thread when he is away on weekends. He puts up with me bc he is such a nice guy. It's his post. He is just being generous including me.

To answer your question, he likes to get it done early. Before Wednesday every week

Posted by: L, Elle at June 09, 2016 04:01 AM (UNMPM)




I think it is a great credit towards the both of you, every week. Now that we have it, it's difficult to imagine that we ever lived without it.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 04:17 AM (EzgxV)

500 Yeah, you ain't really lived til you've seen an ARVN Colonel presiding over the grill, flipping burgers and chicken and steaks with chopsticks.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 09, 2016 04:18 AM (lutOX)

501 Crazy sombitch even grills broccoli. Seen it with my own eyes, I have.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 09, 2016 04:21 AM (lutOX)

502 I find the Rowling thing to be weak sauce. For Maet that is. Its about the casting of an actress for the play. Its not a case of Rowling going back after the books are written and saying of course Dumbledore was gay the whole time.


If anything I would be accusing Rowling and the publicist of manufacturing the racist claims to generate publicity of the play coming out.

Posted by: buzzion at June 09, 2016 04:23 AM (bMG0w)

503 Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 04:17 AM (EzgxV)
***
I grew up in a family with a long and storied tradition of taking in strays and mutts and what-have-you.

Had ten beagles when I was a kid, and can't imagine a better dog for kids. Shared lodgings with innumerable cats and other critters...

Best animal we ever had was an Irish wolfhound we found out by herself. Shannon made me rethink the whole idea that animals have no souls - this dog loved us, cared for us, had her good days and her days when she's stay in her corner and want to be alone.

Corgis.... war-corgis, as one of the horde suggested - adorbs...

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 09, 2016 04:25 AM (lutOX)

504 497 Posted by: The Iron Hat at June 09, 2016 04:03 AM (vBeA5)
***
Knife-blocks.....

Since meeting my angel, I've learned the folly of those things.

Her parents' kitchen has one knife, and one knife only. Looks sorta like a cleaver, and they keep it razor-sharp, and use it for everything from cutting joints of chicken to dicing cilantro.

It was a great sign and a good portent when her father - the Colonel - allowed me to sharpen the thing, and expressed approval at the job I'd done.

Open their 'silverware' drawer, and it's all chopsticks and soup spoons, and they seem to do pretty well with it.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 09, 2016 04:13 AM (lutOX)



We have a variety of knives in three knife blocks and a drawer. Knife blocks 1 and 2 have "nice knives" -- hand-wash only, Global, Wusthof, Sabatier, Zwilling, etc. Knife Block #3 is crap knives -- a serrated set to use for bread, sandwiches, bagels, rough butchery.....and the drawer if everything else, which includes the kuhn-rikon knives most often used.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 04:28 AM (EzgxV)

505 I do love the Pet thread as well, it also puts "faces" to names, peoples pets are a extention of themselves.
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at June 09, 2016 04:30 AM (3wHFl)

506 Hermione is no longer going to be made to ride on the back of the broom!

Posted by: J.K. Rowling at June 09, 2016 04:31 AM (H9MG5)

507 And, it's a funny thing, but growing up around animals has helped me with people, too.

One of my 'nieces,' a sweet little Korean girl, has one of those Jindo dogs - looks just like a fox, it does - and he and I hit it off from the word 'go,' which struck her as unusual, because he normally barks at most men.

Yeah, he was my in with her.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 09, 2016 04:31 AM (lutOX)

508 Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 04:28 AM (EzgxV)
***
Their knife is carbon steel, unmarked, and, natch, hand-wash and dry well immediately after. Thing is scary-sharp - you could shave with the thing.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 09, 2016 04:34 AM (lutOX)

509 Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 04:28 AM (EzgxV)
***
(and, yeah, they wrap it in a cloth after it's been washed and dried.)

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 09, 2016 04:35 AM (lutOX)

510 For those in the southwest, please remember that The Powers That Be intend to play with GPS jamming on the 21st, 23rd, 28th, and 30th of this month. They already did the 7th and 9th.



Don't get yourself out into nowheresville where only GPS can find your way back.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 04:35 AM (EzgxV)

511 Maybe Hermione is self identifying as a black person, we will just be seeing what she feels on the inside.

Posted by: Skip at June 09, 2016 04:37 AM (3wHFl)

512 It's 53 degrees here.

Posted by: Skip at June 09, 2016 04:38 AM (3wHFl)

513 508 Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 04:28 AM (EzgxV)
***
Their knife is carbon steel, unmarked, and, natch, hand-wash and dry well immediately after. Thing is scary-sharp - you could shave with the thing.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 09, 2016 04:34 AM (lutOX)



My good knives are also scary-sharp, and I work hard to keep them that way. But we mostly use the Kuhn- Rikons.

Posted by: cthulhu at June 09, 2016 04:39 AM (EzgxV)

514 Cross-cultural courtship is a funny thing.

I've spent years with old school Chinese, and developed a set of manners that fits that world, yet I'm a Jewbilly with good, solid, Slavic blood.

Her family call me 'the American,' mostly, though her father calls me 'the Russian,' but did say that when I laugh or smile, I look like a mongol, and that I have, as he said, elegant manners.

(Her family are Sino-Vietnamese, so the Chinese thing doesn't hurt with the older generation.)

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 09, 2016 04:41 AM (lutOX)

515 I notice most people have crap knives in their kitchens, and dull ones, too.

But go to an immigrant household, or to a redneck one, and their tools are immaculate and perfect.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 09, 2016 04:44 AM (lutOX)

516 481 Romeo. Totally gay. Was really in love with Mercutio and not Juliet. Actually killed himself because he was heartbroken over M's death, and that he had to hide his love.


And Hamlet was totes ghey for Horatio. Ophelia found out, that's why she killed herself.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at June 09, 2016 04:50 AM (WlGX+)

517 And, a pro tip for the Horde:

When her family treats you like the guest of honor, it's not because they respect you - it's a test. Be humble yet not subservient, and you'll be fine.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 09, 2016 04:57 AM (lutOX)

518 It's called modafinil, and it is amazing.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at June 09, 2016 01:57 AM (lutOX)


Yes modafinil is the shit. As someone once said it's not a free lunch but it is a very, very cheap one. It's like all the good parts of caffeine (or weaker amphetamines I imagine) without the bad effects. It does give you the sulfur-pee though.

And it seems to have relatively few side effects even if abused which is one of reasons the Air Force is comfortable regularly giving it to pilots on long flights.

Posted by: Maetenloch at June 09, 2016 05:07 AM (wqVD1)

519 Troll quality's still going down. Remember how we used to get the really good ones? *sigh*.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 09, 2016 05:07 AM (J+mig)

520 If that's the best the Soros groups can afford anymore, they're worse off than I thought. Amateur hour stuff.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 09, 2016 05:11 AM (J+mig)

521 521 Troll quality's still going down. Remember how we used to get the really good ones? *sigh*.


There was a dive bar in Tampa I went into once. You know the kind where you need a HAZMAT suit to safely enter the bathroom? The writing on the bathroom walls of this dive bar had more intellectual weight than the recent troll droppings. Your right, it was a weak effort.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 09, 2016 05:13 AM (b0Wke)

522 Health & Happiness, all ...

Posted by: Adriane the Technology Critic ... at June 09, 2016 05:17 AM (AoK0a)

523 True story I was at a most terrible bar in Tampa called O'Boobigans. Not similar to Hooters at all.

Posted by: BourbonChicken, Protector of Ancient Memes at June 09, 2016 05:22 AM (VdICR)

524 Dan Brown's final book in the Davinci Code series, they discover a third verse to the Broken Hearted Bathroom Stall ballad.

Posted by: BourbonChicken, Protector of Ancient Memes at June 09, 2016 05:25 AM (VdICR)

525 Troll quality's still going down. Remember how we used to get the really good ones? *sigh*.


Posted by: Cato

Yeah, Obama's Chicago team did earn some style points for the paid trolls

Posted by: Jean at June 09, 2016 05:28 AM (Doh4+)

526 RE: Racking a shotgun "myth". I had one case that disagrees with that so-called statement years ago when I first moved to this town. I had rented a mobile home in a trailer park on a temporary basis until I got settled and learned the lay of the land. One night while I was asleep some loud people came by and beat on the side of my trailer. Although it wasn't a shotgun, I had an M1 carbine near the side of my bed which I picked up and racked a shell in the chamber.


All I heard after that was feet beating the ground as they ran away.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 05:32 AM (mpXpK)

527 Their knife is carbon steel, unmarked, and, natch,
hand-wash and dry well immediately after. Thing is scary-sharp - you
could shave with the thing.


Back when I still had cable, I watched a show on how sushi knives were made. Top end knives. Each hand made in a meticulous process that took months. They were crazy sharp, and had to be wiped clean, and dried after each cut, or they would rust immediately.
I don't have anything like that, but, since I facet gems, I have a number of diamond laps in grit sizes down to 100k, and I sharpen my favorite knives on those.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at June 09, 2016 05:38 AM (i2t8l)

528 Fenelon, if you are still here, I suggest you ask your Dr. to prescribe you Quietapine Fumarate for your insomnia. I've suffered from that malady for decades and this is the only thing that has helped me get a decent night's sleep.

About 1/3 of a tablet will knock a person flat for 8 hours. It leaves you a tiny bit groggy so coffee in the a.m. is a must, but you get your REM sleep and are much more rested on the am when you take it.

Posted by: Sharkman at June 09, 2016 05:48 AM (CS7jF)

529 Good Morning Morons. Today is Thursday, June 09, 2016. On this day in 1934 Donald Duck made his debut in The Wise Little Hen. And he is still copyrighted today 82 years later.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 05:55 AM (mpXpK)

530 Maria Sharapova has been banned from tennis for 2 years for doping which was discovered in March.


http://ble.ac/1YaFniR

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 05:55 AM (mpXpK)

531 Krazy Kommie Bernie wants ugly harridan Wasserman Shultz out.


http://fxn.ws/1ZzHDPK

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 05:55 AM (mpXpK)

532 Headline: Fans bewildered by lack of country music at CMT Awards


I have a better one "Fans Bewildered by a lack of country music in country music".


http://fxn.ws/1OeiQjs

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 05:56 AM (mpXpK)

533 Good news for vets who need healthcare. A Republican has submitted a bill that will allow vets to get private health care and will revamp management of the VA allowing them to reward good folks and more easily fire bad ones. No doubt it will be watered down to satisfy the unions before it makes it through congress, or will not make it through at all.


http://fxn.ws/24BN9ma

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 05:56 AM (mpXpK)

534 Liberals at work again. HuffPo says it is OK to riot and attack Trump supporters at his rallies to stop him. It seems to me that this comes awful close to that line for encouraging rioters.


http://fxn.ws/25NhJPI

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 05:56 AM (mpXpK)

535 The Democrat Party is suffering due to Scankles being their "nominee" and the only opposition coming from an admitted communist. Their vote totals are way down in the primaries and Scankles can not put it away without the DNC super delegates. This is turning into the ho-hum election where neither Party is fielding a voter approved candidate and the Republican elite is indicating there may be some funny business at the convention because they were not able to get their "next in line" RINO any votes while the much hated Trump wallows in a new Republican vote flood record.


http://bit.ly/1XGfmtB

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 05:56 AM (mpXpK)

536 And Ann Coulter lashes out at the MFM and a lot of those Republican elites who have called Trump a racist because he attacked a biased judge who is a La Raza member and who rules against him in his legal case. She further bashes all liberals who in reality are always anti-white racists.


http://bit.ly/28lv3td

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 05:57 AM (mpXpK)

537 This will make you sick:


Federal taxpayers are on the hook for nearly $20,000 just to settle each refugee and asylum seeker, who are then immediately eligible for cash welfare, food stamps, housing and medical aid, according to a new report on the refugee industry.


So they are spending billions to settle those phony refugees and then making them a new permanent welfare class (and Democrat voters). Our laws regarding bringing in "refugees" are in need of a major rewrite. Refugee settlement was not meant to be an excuse to let in every "poor" person in the world. Too bad we do not have an opposition Party who will champion a rewrite.


http://washex.am/1YffjUd

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 05:57 AM (mpXpK)

538 Republican FEC commissioner blows the whistle on $500M/year Obamaphone fraud. Media strangely silent. Republican congress yawns and calls for more TV time to investigate something else.


http://washex.am/1PKzsje

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 05:57 AM (mpXpK)

539 Lyingwatha to endorse Scankles, says she is willing to be VP.


http://bit.ly/25NjTyF

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 05:57 AM (mpXpK)

540 While Scankles refuses to answer questions about whether or not the second amendment should be followed, a DNC platform writer says nobody should own a gun. The constitution is nothing more than a legal contract drawn up and approved by the States. When of the political electorate refuse to follow it and succeed in getting a majority of the judges to not enforce it what are the options?


http://bit.ly/1XFTzSA

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 05:58 AM (mpXpK)

541 Look at the face of a serial child molester. He gets life in prison but is that enough for what he has done for a long time? I apply the 100 year rule. 100 years ago this animal would have never made it to court and the taxpayers would not have to feed and house him for the rest of his life.


http://bit.ly/1PKBqjv

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 05:58 AM (mpXpK)

542 Pat Cadell says 2/3 of Americans think Scankles is a liar. I say "what is wrong with the other third"?


http://bit.ly/1UFnTbS

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 05:58 AM (mpXpK)

543 Two conservative Senators have submitted an amendment to the defense authorization bill that would force Obama to release the records of the GITMO detainees to the public so that the public would know these are not "simple goat herders". I would say the chances of this amendment making it through with assholes like McConehead in charge are about nil. And even if it did, would the MFM report on it? Also not likely.


http://dailysign.al/1U2iPBj

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 05:58 AM (mpXpK)

544 Heritage blasts that PR debt bill that overrules the "rule of law" for centuries regarding debt resolution. It was a bad bill and we can blame it on Republicans in congress and RINO Ryan.


http://dailysign.al/1XGUzpD

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 05:59 AM (mpXpK)

545 Rand Paul blasts Obama's AGW fraud in giving $25M to the Philippines to combat sea level rise from global warming. My question is "what act of congress authorized this corrupt gift payment"? I guess when you have no opposition Party he can do anything he wants.


http://dailysign.al/22PuDr3

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 05:59 AM (mpXpK)

546 Obama plans to regulate away short term health insurance with his pen and phone.


http://bit.ly/1VNEKM8

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 05:59 AM (mpXpK)

547 And finally: schadenfreude (pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others).


Regarding the below article on reporters worried about irate Kommie Bernie fans calling them names and threatening them. Isn't it ironic that the press is finally getting called on their bias except it is from their own Party, the Democrats. They have had too long to wallow in their bias with a pussy set of Republicans who will never call them on it.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 05:59 AM (mpXpK)

548 Ramirez


http://bit.ly/1qd89lF


That's it for today folks.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 06:00 AM (mpXpK)

549 Thank you Vic, now to go read

Posted by: FCF at June 09, 2016 06:06 AM (kejii)

550 Always appreciated, Vic. I'll be switching to a different shift soon, and I'll miss the VNN news dumps.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 09, 2016 06:09 AM (J+mig)

551 550
Always appreciated, Vic. I'll be switching to a different shift soon, and I'll miss the VNN news dumps.


Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 09, 2016 06:09 AM (J+mig)


Second or third shift?

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 06:15 AM (mpXpK)

552 Thanks Vic.

In other interesting news, Britain's advanced type 45 destroyers can't operate in warm weather. The engines overheat, and shut down. The contractors are blaming the Navy for not telling them the destroyers might have to operate in warm climates.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at June 09, 2016 06:15 AM (i2t8l)

553 552 The contractors are blaming the Navy for not telling them the destroyers might have to operate in warm climates.


Posted by: Sticky Wicket at June 09, 2016 06:15 AM (i2t8l)

That is insane. No ship design specs would have ever been written to allow operation only in cold water. Hell, our routine injection temperature was always over 90F.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 06:18 AM (mpXpK)

554 In defense of sporks...they are great for backpacking/primitive camping, and keeping one in your desk at work is always a great idea.

You want a good one though, from an outdoors store. Not those plastic ones we made Dracula teeth out of in grade school.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at June 09, 2016 06:25 AM (WlGX+)

555 I have been following the Benghazi hearings. Gowdy has just about had it with Cummings. They interviewed Ham of AFRICOM yesterday. Would love to have been a fly on the wall.

http://benghazi.house.gov

Posted by: FCF at June 09, 2016 06:25 AM (kejii)

556 Moving to 2nd. Have been living on 3rd.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 09, 2016 06:32 AM (J+mig)

557 'Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Excellent roundup, Vic. We go forth informed.

Posted by: creeper at June 09, 2016 06:32 AM (4KFU8)

558 Posted by: FCF at June 09, 2016 06:25 AM (kejii)

??? The Benghazi hearings are still going on? I thought that coverup was complete.

Posted by: creeper at June 09, 2016 06:33 AM (4KFU8)

559 Brit idiot - the laws of physics ... no shit ... you should have used them when you were designing the damn thing

Posted by: Jean at June 09, 2016 06:34 AM (Doh4+)

560 Posted by: creeper at June 09, 2016 06:33 AM (4KFU

They are about ready to write the report.

Posted by: FCF at June 09, 2016 06:36 AM (kejii)

561 " The contractors are blaming the Navy for not telling them the destroyers might have to operate in warm climates."

I'll begin to believe in global warming when they design military ships like they believe in global warming.

F'n idiots.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 09, 2016 06:37 AM (ptqRm)

562 Gowdy has had it with Cummings?

I've had it with Gowdy's phony-baloney "hearings."

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at June 09, 2016 06:41 AM (WlGX+)

563 Cummings needs to go back to being a slum landlord in the Sandtown/Winchester area of Baltimore.

That man is a walking stereotype of a black, inner city politician.

And not the good stereotype either.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 09, 2016 06:44 AM (ptqRm)

564 555
I have been following the Benghazi hearings. Gowdy has just about had
it with Cummings. They interviewed Ham of AFRICOM yesterday. Would love
to have been a fly on the wall.



http://benghazi.house.gov

Posted by: FCF at June 09, 2016 06:25 AM (kejii)

Cummings is the epitome of the Black Democrat racist such as what composes the second most racist group in the country, the CBC.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 06:45 AM (mpXpK)

565 558
Posted by: FCF at June 09, 2016 06:25 AM (kejii)

??? The Benghazi hearings are still going on? I thought that coverup was complete.


Posted by: creeper at June 09, 2016 06:33 AM (4KFU

The attempted coverup was completed while the Democrats controlled the House. More examples of the Scankles strategy of delay, delay, delay. Interspersed with lie, lie, lie.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 06:47 AM (mpXpK)

566 The attempted coverup was completed while the
Democrats controlled the House. More examples of the Scankles strategy
of delay, delay, delay. Interspersed with lie, lie, lie.


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 06:47 AM (mpXpK)


If she can drag out Benghazi and the E-mail crap until she reaches the White House, she's untouchable. She knows she's only got a few more months until there's a solid chance she'll never have to worry about any of her past misdeeds ever again.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 09, 2016 06:50 AM (J+mig)

567 Another of Bill's former mistresses tells the truth:

"Bill is a sex addict. Hillary uses threats of violence and intimidation to achieve her political ends":

http://preview.tinyurl.com/jz5hsmm

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2016 06:51 AM (rmw+9)

568 566 If she can drag out Benghazi and the E-mail crap
until she reaches the White House, she's untouchable. She knows she's
only got a few more months until there's a solid chance she'll never
have to worry about any of her past misdeeds ever again.


Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 09, 2016 06:50 AM (J+mig)

She has never had to worry about them ijn the past. Why would she ever have to worry about them in the future. The Republicans are chickenshit and the Democrats are all corrupt crooks.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 06:51 AM (mpXpK)

569 The Republicans are chickenshit and the Democrats are all corrupt crooks.


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 06:51 AM (mpXpK)

And those are their good points.

Posted by: BignJames at June 09, 2016 06:56 AM (HtUkt)

570 She'll have to worry about her misdeeds. In just probably won't be in this life.

I suspect they both made a pact with the devil. I don't mean they sat around in a pentacle chanting stuff for Beezelbub, but if you want power that badly and completely ignore and distort the image of Christ within you you already have made such a pact.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2016 06:57 AM (rmw+9)

571 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2016 06:57 AM (rmw+9)


Point well made, as usual.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at June 09, 2016 06:59 AM (J+mig)

572 And I like the comments of the former Mistress who seems to have gotten help for her sex addiction and turned her life around and know depends on a power greater than herself.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 09, 2016 07:01 AM (rmw+9)

573 >>>>She has never had to worry about them ijn the past. Why would she ever
have to worry about them in the future. The Republicans are chickenshit
and the Democrats are all corrupt crooks.
.
.
.
.The saddest part of this whole episode to me is that 40% of Democrats have said they will still vote for her even if she gets indicted. We as a Country have no sense of right or honor anymore.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 09, 2016 07:05 AM (iONHu)

574 "40% of Democrats have said they will still vote for her even if she gets indicted."

When going through life, one sometimes encounters lines.

On one side of the line is a virtue guided life.
On the other?
A life of seeking more and more power.

Much can be learned about a voters ethics by their support of a candidate, and that candidates position in relationship to that line.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 09, 2016 07:09 AM (ptqRm)

575 @540. Federal judges and now the Democrap party have trashed our Constitution.

So what to do now? States should start holding elections to see if they want to stay in the union. Seems they should have that right since the Federal government has broken the pact between the states and the national government. Of course the national government would not let any leave, by the force of a bayonet. America! Freedom! yeah, right. Let the world see what we are really about.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at June 09, 2016 07:10 AM (Z4hTv)

576 573 .The saddest part of this whole episode to me is
that 40% of Democrats have said they will still vote for her even if she
gets indicted. We as a Country have no sense of right or honor anymore.



Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 09, 2016 07:05 AM (iONHu)

Why not? 55% of New Yorkers voted for her in 2000 even though she was a crooked lying shitweasel then and not even a real resident of NY.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 07:12 AM (mpXpK)

577 Who would have guessed that now city Orchestras would come in for being racist....not diverse enough. Conference in Baltimore (where else) on how to make the orchestras more diverse. Quotas?

Posted by: Colin at June 09, 2016 07:14 AM (fxoKC)

578 And according to those two idiots from WI who were in Charleston for the Spoleto Festival she is innocent as the day is long and all those criminal allegations are lies.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 07:16 AM (mpXpK)

579 So I go to the Toyota dealership yesterday. While waiting for car to be fixed I stroll through showroom. Some swarthy very annoying guy is pestering salesman. This goes on the longest time. I'm picking up snippets of conversation as to car he owns now and what he wants -- something big and expensive. I'm annoyed because I need salesman help in lowering seats, backrests, opening trunk. Swarthy guy doesn't appear to want to let the salesman alone.

After a while i go outside. Notice 30k car with vanity plate. Car was as swarthy guy mentioned. Vanity plate describes him as a citizen of a middle east country which is embroiled in a civil war. So I guess I met my first transplanted 'refugee' yesterday. Buying a high end new car.

Posted by: Lice Wags at June 09, 2016 07:16 AM (ZnIt3)

580 Thank you Vic. Some great links and commentary there.

Absolutely amazing. No fictional dystopia has come close to what is going on.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 09, 2016 07:17 AM (u82oZ)

581 Why not? 55% of New Yorkers voted for her in 2000
even though she was a crooked lying shitweasel then and not even a real
resident of NY.


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 07:12 AM (mpXpK)

Plus Hillary went around the state promising "jobs, jobs, jobs" never delivered (what kind of jobs, the MSM never asked) more government jobs I assume...New Yorkers were so excited to have Hillary grace their presence that they voted for her.

Posted by: Colin at June 09, 2016 07:18 AM (fxoKC)

582 Who would have guessed that now city Orchestras
would come in for being racist....not diverse enough. Conference in
Baltimore (where else) on how to make the orchestras more diverse.
Quotas?


Posted by: Colin at June 09, 2016 07:14 AM (fxoKC)


It was revealed overnight that Garlic Bread is transphobic. There's a group, apparently, that likes to make up garlic bread memes. One such image posted on their twitter hash was a picture of two slices of garlic bread, with the caption "If I had a slice of garlic bread for every gender".The SJW, and tranny love crowds went nuts.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at June 09, 2016 07:18 AM (i2t8l)

583 They can have my garlic bread when they can peel it from my cold dead mouth....

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 07:19 AM (g8Hfr)

584 Do you think Hillary actually tried on that ugly Armani housecoat before she laid out $12k for it? Maybe instead of frumpy clothes, she should be spending her money on a mirror instead.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 09, 2016 07:21 AM (BNs9e)

585 http://tinyurl.com/z2rxd7x

Joe "DUDE Where's my intern?" Scardouche invokes W as Icon

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 07:22 AM (g8Hfr)

586 584 Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 09, 2016 07:21 AM (BNs9e)

She doesn't show up in mirrors, and she can't eat garlic bread...

Posted by: sven10077 at June 09, 2016 07:22 AM (g8Hfr)

587 Fen, you asked about Milo and if he has always been a conservative. Since he got his start with the Catholic Herald in the UK and in the earliest vid I can find of him he spoke out (earnestly and soberly) against gay marriage, to the horror of Boy George, it looks like he has been conservative all along.

He certainly has turned up the flamboyance - probably because it drives the Left insane.

I get the idea that he is basically an contrarian who is conservative because the powers that be are liberal. I'm not putting him down - in fact, I rather relate to that. It exasperates me that so many young leftists flatter themselves that they are being bold and daring when they repeat everything their leftist teachers tell them. I've driven young hipsters crazy when I tell them the true counter-culture of our time is Christian and conservative and if they really want to be revolutionary, going to church and reading books written by dead white males not named Marx is the way to go.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at June 09, 2016 07:23 AM (P8951)

588 That article on why Russians don't smile perfectly sums up my opinions on the matter.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 09, 2016 07:23 AM (ZKlDy)

589 One wonders if idiot Democrats in urban areas ever will understand why their cities of decay continually go bankrupt? Now they are set to enact a 15.5 cents per ounce tax on sodas in Philly. That means every 12 oz can of Pepsi you buy will have 18 cents of additional tax on it or nearly an additional dollar tax per six pack.


Democrats have never met a tax they didn't like.


http://fxn.ws/1VOh2PP

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 07:25 AM (mpXpK)

590 She doesn't show up in mirrors, and she can't eat garlic bread...
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LOL. Yeah, after I typed that, I was thinking that if I looked like Hillary Clinton, I probably wouldn't want to have any mirrors in my house either.

But seriously, that ugly coat looks like some kind of maternity wear. With all her ill-gotten millions, can't she hire some stylist with the b*lls to tell her when she looks like shit in something?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 09, 2016 07:25 AM (BNs9e)

591 The thing about JK Rowling is she claims Hermione was never specified as white in the books. But having read the books myself she went out of her way to specify other characters that were black. And in multiple books mind you.

Posted by: Serenity Now! at June 09, 2016 07:26 AM (BDZWU)

592 Is the Hillary house coat going to become the clothing in demand. Will the Kardashians wear one to show their love for Hillary. Will the streets now be full of Hillary house coats? God, I hope not!

Posted by: Colin at June 09, 2016 07:26 AM (fxoKC)

593 So, the doj will decide whether to indict her or delay indicting her? That means the doj controls our whole political process. Who elected them?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 09, 2016 07:26 AM (iQIUe)

594 can't she hire some stylist with the b*lls to tell her when she looks like shit in something everything?

Fixed

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 09, 2016 07:27 AM (ptqRm)

595 Correction, that should be 1.5 cents not 15.5 cents although the Dems originally did want a much higher tax.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 07:27 AM (mpXpK)

596 Philly soda tax:

He wants the tax to pay for universal prekindergarten, community schools and park improvements.

And rainbows, kittens, and snow on Christmas.

Why tax soda? To promote healthy living! Because that's where the money is.

One more stupid boondoggle wrapped up in happy talk for the imbeciles.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 09, 2016 07:28 AM (ZKlDy)

597 Why not? 55% of New Yorkers voted for her in 2000 even though she was a crooked lying shitweasel then and not even a real resident of NY.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 07:12 AM (mpXpK)


If Giuliani didn't have to withdraw from that race due to prostate cancer, with unknown Rick Lazio being his replacement candidate, I still think Giuliani would have beaten her and ended her political career.

Posted by: RickZ at June 09, 2016 07:29 AM (Q/mcH)

598 592 Is the Hillary house coat going to become the clothing in demand. Will the Kardashians wear one to show their love for Hillary. Will the streets now be full of Hillary house coats? God, I hope not!
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Do they even make those things with backsides large enough to cover those hugely fat Kardashian butts?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 09, 2016 07:29 AM (BNs9e)

599 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 09, 2016 07:29 AM (ZQfW9)

600 The thing about JK Rowling is she claims Hermione was never specified as white in the books.

She exercised lunatic control over the first movies. If she'd intended Hermione to be black, she would have been cast that way.

I personally DGAS how they cast a play, but I'll call BS on Ms. Thang's PC revisionism.

And, again, I look forward to chinese Shaft.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 09, 2016 07:30 AM (ZKlDy)

601 Will the streets now be full of Hillary house coats? God, I hope not!

--

Hillary house coats and Mooch boob belts. What style icons.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at June 09, 2016 07:31 AM (+FSld)

602 590 LOL. Yeah, after I typed that, I was thinking that
if I looked like Hillary Clinton, I probably wouldn't want to have any
mirrors in my house either.



But seriously, that ugly coat looks like some kind of maternity
wear. With all her ill-gotten millions, can't she hire some stylist
with the b*lls to tell her when she looks like shit in something?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 09, 2016 07:25 AM (BNs9e)

She doesn't have any mirrors or lamps left in her house. In those rare times when Bubba is at home she throws them all at him while going into a Tourette-like cursing rage.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 07:31 AM (mpXpK)

603 Some guy on the radio mentioned that the people who are silent on Hillbag's million-dollar mu-mu railed incessantly about Ann Romney's $900 blouse.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 09, 2016 07:31 AM (ZKlDy)

604 591 But having read the books myself she went out of her
way to specify other characters that were black. And in multiple books
mind you.

Posted by: Serenity Now! at June 09, 2016 07:26 AM (BDZWU)

In the books she was described as having red hair. I have never seen any black with natural red hair.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 07:32 AM (mpXpK)

605 The forks and spoons metaphor was brilliant. If you read the snippet above, go to the blog to read the entire article. It's both entertaining and disgusting. Simultaneously.

Posted by: Lice Wags at June 09, 2016 07:32 AM (ZnIt3)

606 >>>>One wonders if idiot Democrats in urban areas ever will understand why
their cities of decay continually go bankrupt? Now they are set to enact
a 15.5 cents per ounce tax on sodas in Philly. That means every 12 oz
can of Pepsi you buy will have 18 cents of additional tax on it or
nearly an additional dollar tax per six pack.


Democrats have never met a tax they didn't like.
.
.
.
.
.And every tax the put into law affects the poor most of all.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 09, 2016 07:33 AM (iONHu)

607 Do they even make those things with backsides large enough to cover those hugely fat Kardashian butts?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 09, 2016 07:29 AM (BNs9e)

If they do, the homeless might mistake it for a shelter, and try and move in.

Posted by: Colin at June 09, 2016 07:33 AM (fxoKC)

608 Morning all.

Watched another moron line jump the whole TSA queue this morning. The agents effectively encourage this behavior. They will not tell the person to get back in line, and will only say that they have to ask those in line if they may go ahead.

Which they do not do, or they ask one person.

Then the TSA lets them through.

Posted by: TexasDan at June 09, 2016 07:35 AM (uFuUP)

609 Some guy on the radio mentioned that the people who are silent on Hillbag's million-dollar mu-mu railed incessantly about Ann Romney's $900 blouse.

Oh, and don't forget the vapors over Palin's wardrobe.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 09, 2016 07:35 AM (ZKlDy)

610 Much-cited study on personality & political ideology had codes "exactly reversed." Turns out liberals are psychotic.

http://goo.gl/CfpU0h

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 09, 2016 07:36 AM (iQIUe)

611 Dump

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 07:38 AM (mpXpK)

612 Axl Rose in the sidebar. Ewww, ick. Were it not for the copious amounts of silver jewelry, he'd be starting to look as homeless as Johnny Depp and Al Pacino.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at June 09, 2016 07:39 AM (+FSld)

613 The DNC gave Hillary a make over when Bill first ran for president. I saw some pictures of her from back in her college days. They were about what you would expect. A real barker.

Posted by: Case, Mors Semper Tyrannis at June 09, 2016 07:40 AM (Z4hTv)

614 Beautiful weather out so I think I will retire to porch rocker before it gets too hot.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 09, 2016 07:41 AM (mpXpK)

615 590 LOL. Yeah, after I typed that, I was thinking that

if I looked like Hillary Clinton, I probably wouldn't want to have any

mirrors in my house either.






Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 09, 2016 07:25 AM (BNs9e)



It I looked like Hillary Clinton . . .






I'd shave my butt and learn to walk backwards!

Posted by: Count de Monet at June 09, 2016 07:45 AM (JO9+V)

616
(((Margie)))@MargieInTelAviv

Report of TelAviv slaughter p12 washingtonpost last night. "officials labelled terrorist attack" Today our reaction is front page news.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 09, 2016 07:48 AM (iQIUe)

617 609 Some guy on the radio mentioned that the people who are silent on Hillbag's million-dollar mu-mu railed incessantly about Ann Romney's $900 blouse.

Oh, and don't forget the vapors over Palin's wardrobe.
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Yes, at least Ann Romney and Palin looked nice in their clothes. Hillary looks like she's wearing something whipped up by some grade-school home ec class, in their first attempt at sewing, using one of their mother's old tablecloths for material.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 09, 2016 08:00 AM (BNs9e)

618 in their first attempt at sewing, using one several of their mother's old tablecloths for material.

*Suggested revision*

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 09, 2016 08:05 AM (ptqRm)

619 @610

Great find, Bruce! We all intuitively knew that already, but it's awesome to see it in an actual widely-cited sciencey study (retracted/retconned now) linked and referenced and all that...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at June 09, 2016 08:14 AM (kP16F)

620 >>>I'm not going to say one harsh word to him. It wouldn't do one damn bit of good, and he has been just devastated, torn apart. She is his life (and he hers).

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at June 09, 2016 12:30 AM (DW+jj)

Wishing you much strength in keeping that pledge. It's a lovely goal.

Posted by: m at June 09, 2016 08:27 AM (/7Lfc)

621 Really good roundup today, Vic.

I have a fantasy that I'm a guest on one of the late-night talk shows, and e.g. Fallon asks me why I hate Obama so much. At that point I pull out my notes and go down the list from the VNN point by point, finally exclaiming, "And that's just from TODAY!!"

The blinders fall from the nation's collective eyeballs and our liberty is restored.

Posted by: Kate58 at June 09, 2016 10:26 AM (oLZsm)

622 "Why Russians Don't Smile"

Click bait. Do a Google image search for "Russian people". Plenty of them are smiling.

Posted by: Dang at June 09, 2016 10:27 AM (k0G44)

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